sm makes things

wanted to doodle a lil thing so i doodled away
should probably add more frames and color and stuff but I’ll do that at some other point in time lol

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I think you know what this will provoke. I think you know how dangerous the consequences promise to be, and I think you knew that before you took up the knife. I think I know why you did it, and I don’t think it had anything to do with him or with her or with gold. I think it had to do with something entirely different and I understand. So I will not let those consequences touch you.

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★ Sousuke’s Birthday Week 
↳ [ Day 4 ] Smiling Sousuke (o˘◡˘o)

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astro leader jinjin

@nightlysunflower I still use their manuka honey and mufara oil line and it’s still rly good for me and hasn’t changed but I think they may have been messing wit their raw shea butter and coconut hibiscus formula bc I don’t rly get the same results as I used to from them which is why I switched to the manuka honey.
As long as that stays the same I’ll stick wit them until I can afford to make my own hair stuff regularly

after the events of the week before, taeil had left back to new york to avoid everyone during the break. however, he was sick of staying alone the entire time for once. everyone’s words telling him to ‘live a little’ and ‘go out or you’ll miss things out’ were ringing in his head. eventually, he decided to just say fuck it, and join the trip to greece. having arrived a little later in the day, taeil was already out alone, clad in one of his usual long-sleeved white shirts despite the hot weather, and a bottle of alcohol in his hand. he eventually ended up sitting on a ledge close to the beach, watching as people he recognized to be kids from his school playing and laying around on the sand.

GASP

DID THEY DO THAT JUST FOR ME

Someone had to MAKE those slippers for Chibs2 though. You aren’t just going to find that at the slipper store, that is personalized embroidery.

Ikuko maybe? Possible, but not the most fun answer.

Usagi? Cute, but Usagi’s already got a lot of cute with Chibs2, if you like it.

Consider, perhaps, an alternative.

Consider, perhaps:

She sees Chibs2 using an old pair of Chibi-Usa’s slippers and decides to personalize them a bit more so Chibs2 has something of her own.

And then consider:

Pluto is not okay with this.

Those are Small Lady’s slippers.

Makoto is a brave warrior and a gentle soul.

Makoto cannot be allowed to succeed.

Pluto knows what she must do.

Moderator’s Long Winded Talks

== Why the redesign of Grimsley was a poor choice ==

To me, there are a few choice reasons for this.

1). It was a ‘meh’ attempt at representing BW/BW2 as games (As there is someone from each Gen, Red and Blue being odd out).
- Through the choice redesign, Grimsley sports black and white, and only black and white, while Colress sports grey. One side, the other, and the middle grounding or neutral option (“moral grey”). While yes, this does show the BW/BW2 games, it’s not quite what BW was.
BW was, as I know it, based on the Tao Yin and Yang, the symbol having a bit of one another within the prime color. That there is a bit of the other in each other. BW’s front boxes had the Ledgendaries on their opposite boxes compared to their colors; showing that same idea, that there is some in one another, and that it’s not always one way or another.
- Grimsley is only 1 character, in a rooster of characters from BW. Not only is he 1 character, he’s a Dark Type (“Evil Type” in Japan) Master. Having a gambler character be the face for the representing colors of truths and ideals doesn’t fully make sense.
However, had he been in primarily black (with a white scarf, or white ‘Kaku Obi’, the length around the waist of a Yukata) he would have be fit more over as the 'ideals’ representation.
For the 'truths’ side, Marshal as a Fighting Type Master (Comparable to a ‘true’ hero, or good), would have been a good choice, with a 'truthful hero’/'good fighter’ theme, to balance and counter Grimsley. Clothing like a white gi and black belt, going into a Fighter theme.

2.) If going according to the interview with Yusuke Ohmura in Nintendo Dream, this redesign makes Grimsley look hopeless, and at the moment, like he’s lost everything he’s worked for.
- As there is currently no specified information on why Grimsley looks like he does in SM, there is only room for speculation based on what we have. According to the fisherman, he “…was a famous Trainer”. But in the official guidebook that walks you through the game, he is, “…Grimsley. A member of the Unova region’s Elite Four,…”. Contradiction in information that doesn’t specify either way. There’s no reasoning specifically given as to why he is in Alola, and why he looks like he’s possibly just given up on everything.

- Going to the minimal information given by Yusuke Ohmura, it tells us a small amount about Grimsley’s past, but also enough to understand where he’s from.

“Imagined him to be the son of a distinguished family who’s since been ruined (I.E. become poor/fallen from grace).
As a result, he is throwing himself into gambling.”

— Nintendo Dream Interview, Regarding Grimsley

Grimsley came from a high place, hit the lowest of lows, and managed to bring himself back up on his own.
This design (SM’s), while looking at what is pretty much his backstory, says that no matter how much you try to escape your family, they are a part of what creates you. You will falter just like they did. You cannot escape the fate, as you are doomed from the start to be just as broken as them.
I doubt it’s easy to get the Elite Four position, much less get near it. Someone has to step down, and another person has to step in with the skills deemed worthy. Grimsley would need to be more than a pretty set of eyes, he would have to earn his place as an Elite, want to be an Elite in the first place, and have put the time in.
A gambler he may be, but he is a passionate battler, and understands it through and through.
- Grimsley understands winning and losing in BW/BW2, and that it’s what happens in battles. There is a winner, a loser, or sometimes neither. He gives tough encouragement after the player wins, and tells them to continue on. He doesn’t throw a fit for losing, he accepts it’s part of battle.

“If somebody wins a battle, then, without doubt, someone else has lost the battle. That’s the way of battle. A real warrior doesn’t dash off in pursuit of the next victory, nor throw a fit when experiencing a loss. A real warrior ponders the next battle.” - Grimsley, BW, After being defeated.

In SM, there’s none of this. He agonizes over his loss. He looks like he’s in pain, possibly sick over losing. What he says shows he’s lost some of that passion that he had otherwise. He believes that there is nothing to be gained from the loss.

“The winner takes everything, and there’s nothing left for the loser.” - Grimsley, SM, Before Battle
“If somebody wins, the person who fought against that person will lose.” - Grimsley, SM, Being Defeated

This may show 'development’, but the choice to develop Grimsley into this does not properly reflect BW/BW2. Games that were about finding what’s right and what you believe, and that nothing is black and white as a whole. Having a goal, discovering yourself on the way, and what you really want to do. To come up from the bottom and rise to the top.
Having Grimsley, who came back up from nothing appear as if he’s lost everything, represent that, was a poor choice.