An AU where young Keith, a Filipino-Korean, moves to the USA; on his first day at school, he refuses to talk, partly because he’s not exactly very sociable but mostly because he’s incredibly embarrassed about his English and lack of proficiency in it. O and shiro walks in
TRIPS OVER MY OWN FEET oh my god this was supposed to be black and white but then i wanted to paint but then gave up andCHRIST. my art style changes 600 times during this comic its dISGUSTIGN. THEN AGAIN it was rly rushed i just wanted to get this idea outta my head before school starts.
here’s the other thing I need to talk about before buckling
down and finishing the review
of the full episode: Alicia.
I get into it, I’m
just going to give you the heads up that this post may be
uncomfortable for some because
it’s kinda skirting
some dissociative topics.
Please let me know if there is a more appropriate way to tag this.
is already plenty
of meta floating around about Alicia’s fate. It seems like most
people are totally convinced that Alicia is dead, that something else
is parading around looking like her, and/or
that it’s just Alicia’s memories.
I remain convinced that we’re not supposed
to have a firm answer. Her fate drives
us straight into a the philosophical discussion of self.
Are we our bodies, or are we our consciousness? If
you have all of your memories, all of your thoughts, all of your
emotions, are you still you if all of those are taken out of your
body and placed into something else? Conversely,
are you still you if you still have your body, but not your memories
or day-to-day emotions? It’s
a philosophical question that I think a lot of people are at least
peripherally aware of, even if they haven’t read all the standard
writings on it.
the philosophy of self was probably my favorite part of my Intro to
Philosophy course, but I also feel like this question was posed on
purpose. Steve Yockey kinda
played with this
philosophical question in a previous episode of his – 12x10 Lily
Sunder Has Some Regrets…
although I don’t think we
knew it was a question until we were faced with Alicia’s question
of body versus consciousness.
find that doll disturbing.”
isn’t even the part of 12x10 that I find the most relevant here,
but it’s interesting that Akobel made that comment at all. It’s
just a doll – it’s a thing that resembles a person, but it’s
also empty. The
Alicia-doll is not
here’s what I really want to talk about:
don’t think I’ll get any argument that this is
Cas, or that this is any less
Cas than the Cas we’re familiar with, even though he has a much
stronger claim on his current body.
to counter that, let me throw this in, as well:
will also get no argument that this is still Dean, even though it’s
Dean’s body, but without any of his memories or even knowing that he is Dean.
is that? Why is it that Dean
is still Dean when he has his body, but not his memories? Why
is it that when Cas is in a
different body he’s still
considered Cas, but Alicia is not?
it because she died? Sam, Dean, and Cas have all died… multiple
it because Max can take her free will away? Sam and Cas have both
lost their free will to Lucifer. Dean somewhat lost his free will to
the Mark of Cain.
is this different?
question doesn’t have to be rhetorical, by the way… just know
that I’m really happy with the question… probably happier with the question than any possible answer. (The wonderful action of
questioning is a big part of my personality, in case y’all don’t
know this yet. Questioning is what makes humanity so spectacular, but that’s getting off track.)
I don’t think there is a question is whether or not what
Max did was right.
Max brought her back.
episode did what 11x17 Red Meat
did by taking Sam and Dean’s story and placing it in a different
context. Red Meat
placed the context of their codependency into the real world – Sam
was nearly killed by a gun rather than a demon, while Dean tried to
kill himself with an overdose rather than a sacrifice to a god or
some other supernatural creature.
& Twine & Tasha Banes
took the codependency and placed Sam and Dean outside of it,
therefore placing the audience
outside of it, giving us an objective viewpoint of what’s really
She’s disrupting the natural
order by being alive. You of all people know what that means. Chaos
and sadness will follow her for the rest of her life.
Appointment in Samarra
matter what the answer is to
what’s going to happen to Max’s soul as a consequence
(did he sell his soul or not? The Borrower Witch specifically said
all he had to do to finish the deal was touch the ring; she died
first, but he still touched the ring), what he did was still not
Winchesters have been messing with the natural order for a decade
now. On paper, they know its
wrong and have sworn to themselves to stop doing it. However, that
doesn’t undo what they’ve done in the past. Sam, Dean, and Mary
all should have been dead years ago, and yet they still live.
death and resurrection is far more questionable than any Winchester
resurrection we’ve ever seen, and it’s like that for a reason –
no matter the situation, no matter the consequences or lack thereof,
what’s dead should stay dead.
headcanon percy accidentally drinks some kind of truth syrum or someone from the apollo cabin made him say everything he was truly thinking for a week. From random thoughts to the more intimate ones ;)
what is it with me today that all headcanons turn into little monsters o.o?
So, not sure if you are aware, but Apollo is also the god of truth. hmm.
let’s just imagine Percy has done something to piss him off, and because Apollo is a little shit, he curses Percy like this
Percy has no filter under normal circumstances, this is just much worse
The first person he goes to is Will, because he’s one of the persons Percy trusts the most and he isn’t afraid of accidentally spilling his secrets to Will
that changes when Will checks if Percy is, part from the curse, alright, and he is just tilting up Percy’s head when Percy mumbled “I used to think a lot about kissing you.” (and wow, the infirmary has never gotten so silent so fast)
Will is amused though, thank the gods, and he asks Percy what stopped him from trying and Percy doesn’t have an answer, he just stares
In the end, Will has no way to reverse the curse, but at least Percy is physically fine, so Will advises him to avoid people until it’s worn off
(but Percy is an idiot, so he doesn’t)
Within a day everyone in camp knows that Percy is not, in fact, straight, which is not much of a surprise to many people
he admits to a lot of things that are amusing: how he used to imagine that blue food would give him his powers, like potions in video games, and how he knows every line to an endless number of disney songs, and that he really likes Nico’s hair (which he tells him by standing next to Nico and twirling a strand between his fingers) ad that he would totally do Jason if he asked
and then suddenly things become much less funny
Percy whispers quietly about how he is still shaking with nightmares more nights than not, how he never tells anyone because he doesn’t want to be a burden and how he feels a deep, dark rage within himself sometimes that scares him shitless. how he is extremely afraid about losing people and always considers pushing them away and keeping them even closer at the same time, how guilty he feels about never having noticed Nico’s feelings and that he still blames himself for Bianca’s death.
By the third day, Percy stops leaving his cabin altogether. Last evening, he admitted that he knows Annabeth is still scared because of the darkness she’d seen inside him and that he knows that it’s the real reason they broke up and that he’s having a hard time even understanding what the difference between his feelings for her and his feelings for his friends are because it’s all one big mess (at this point, Percy had started crying silently, turning his back so no one would see)
In the afternoon, Nico comes by with some food for Percy, and Jason is there soon after
Percy can’t stop himself from telling them that he likes being close to them, in a physical ‘please hug me’ kind of way, but at the same time, he also admits that he just wants them to go before he can spill all that is left of the secrets he keeps.
they are having none of it, and promise they won’t say a word, so Percy doesn’t get provoked into talking too, and then they just cuddle up with him to calm him down.
Will brings food in the evening, after he get out of the infrmary, and he’s not even surprised to see Nico and Jasonn there too.
over the next few days Percy admits to a lot of small things, but the worst ones are already out, so he manages to relax a little again.
Percy tells Will, who is the only one to have actually known Luke out of the three, about the feelings he’s had for him, and the hurt he’s still feeling because Luke’s gone and somehow, the curse is starting to be less of a burden because getting things like this one off his chest feels good.
Nico is the first to start offering secrets in return, to everyone’s surprise, but he can tell how much it weighs Percy down to be the only one vulnerable and in the end, it’s only fair.
the four of them have one of the most heartfelt conversations Percy has had and will have in his life, so many secrets out in the open, and even though there are many things hard to admit to, by the end of it all, they are so much closer than before.
(it’s only when they wake up all curled up together the next morning that Percy realises his curse had already worn off and the fact that at least some secrets he shared willingly makes him feel a lot better )
The best and worst quotes from @straightcharactersoftheday
Today i took it upon myself to quote my favorite source of entertainment! The fantastic blog @straightcharactersoftheday I reeeaaallyyyy love that blog and i 10000000% think that straight characters need more representation??? like they are so right????????? straight characters are practically NON-EXISTENT NOW! wowzers! all vry fantastic vry good statements are bolded