“Herondales.“ Zachariah’s voice was a breath, half laughter, half pain. "I had almost forgotten. No other family does so much for love, or feels so much guilt for it. Don’t carry the weight of the world on you, Jace. It’s too heavy for even a Herondale to bear.”
VI : THE LOVERS, UPRIGHT Love, union, relationships, values alignment, choices. The Lovers represent perfection, harmony and mutual attractiveness. Their trust in one another gives them strength and confidence to overcome the obstacles in life. The bond that the two lovers has created is incredibly strong and is often reflective of a marriage, soulmate connection or very intimate and close relationship. On a more personal level, the Lovers card represents the establishment of a personal belief system and becoming clearer about your own values. This is a time when you are figuring out what you stand for and what your personal philosophy on life is. The Lovers also represents choices on a grand scale. A dilemma will be presented demanding an action or decision, and you will want to decipher the best way to proceed or make the right choice. Something is going to change your plans or the course of your experience, something that may look negative on the surface but will later prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Another commission of my apprentice and Asra from amazing and very talented Marina @winsbuck / @winsbuckart . Your works of art brighten my day.
Bakugou’s internship with Best Jeanist; manga vs anime
It’s been a week since the beginning of Bakugou’s
intership with Best Jeanist has been aired now, and I took my time to
do a short analysis on their first meeting because the anime staff
did change the scene and it kinda bugged me since. I’m being really picky here so it’s alright if you didn’t think anything about this scene and don’t agree with me, feel free to ignore everything I’m about to say. I’m not writing that in any attempt to defuse Bakugou’s responsibilites and the issues he still needs to address; I already wrote about that on multiple post such as this one.
In the manga, Bakugou is clearly shown
being surprised the first time he and Best Jeanist talked. He didn’t expect Best Jeanist would have sent an invitation for him so he could ‘reform
him’, and what I liked about this scene was that Bakugou was pretty
cautious around Best Jeanist, and didn’t actually talk back to him.
There’s one thing about Bakugou that’s
interesting to notice; as aggressive as he can be, he respects
pro-heroes and behaves correctly with them (unless they’re trying to
enter his personal space like All Might did when he tried to comfort him). Here for example, at the beginning with Aizawa.
It’s a trait of him I
appreciate and that helps understanding his character. He’s not only an arrogant kid who thinks nothing of others and is convinced they’re
all trash no matter what they do. Bakugou admitted after their first
exercise with All Might that Todoroki was strong, that Yaoyorozu’s
analysis were on point, was wary of Uraraka during the sports
festival, and later told Kirishima he was strong as well. Bakugou is
knowledgeable and smart, he realizes others’ good and weak points and acknowledge they can be strong. He begins to act violently when he
feels weak because of his inferiority complex, and
it happens most of the time with Izuku, who was supposed to be the weakest-
if he’s stronger than him, then what does that make him? Bakugou is strong, but because of his complexes and anxiety, misreads reality and accumulates strong negative emotions that make him flares up. During his internship, he didn’t felt that way in front of Best Jeanist. Bakugou respects
Best Jeanist and holds him in high regards, that’s why he went there. Best Jeanist assumed
Bakugou went to his agency because he was popular but, Best Jeanist
is popular because he’s strong, and Bakugou must know that. In the manga, Bakugou took the
comment and didn’t say a thing in return. His stance shows he’s
being careful, even though he’d probably want to say something back,
and he’s being driven into a corner, as
Best Jeanist exposes what he’d need to change about his attitude and he knows that he’s ultimately right. Though combing hair and changing clothes didn’t really do the thing after all, did it.
Now in the anime, something completely
different was shown and I’m kinda disappointed with the way it was
handled. Unlike the subtlety of the manga, in the anime Bakugou flares up and has an aggressive stance as he scoots closer, like he’s
ready to fight Best Jeanist, which is on total contrast with how it
was pictured in the manga.
Bakugou appears irremediably violent and ferocious, just as Best Jeanist said, proving his point where it wasn’t the case in the manga where Bakugou behaved. Even though he was more on the defensive side in the manga, here Bakugou’s trying to be intimidating towards Best Jeanist, and as a result, Best Jeanist uses his
powers on him to… Tie him up and restrain him, once more.
There’s really less subtlety than in the manga where Best Jeanist didn’t use force against Bakugou and was trying to ‘reform him’ elegantly, according to his ideals. Best Jeanist is right when he tells Bakugou he
needs to be careful of appearances, they are in a society were how you appear in mass media is crucial and can determine your fate (the system Stain militates again coincidentally), and more importantly he wanted Bakugou to be more careful with people. His intentions were correctly oriented, but his methods were already useless even in the manga, and became ultimately wrong in the anime where it was some kind of an uncomfortable struggle for authority. Best Jeanist is a cool and strong hero, I liked the tension that was in the manga, and I find
damageable for both him and Bakugou how that interaction was changed in
okay but the more i listen to sweet creature, the more i think that harry is so…young? like he’s just 23 years old and he’s been in a relationship for 7 years now, he was only SIXTEEN and they are still there, together, and it only got stronger, i just…he’s so YOUNG and he talks about love in this deep and /real/ way already, i don’t know how many 23 year-old would know how to talk about love the way harry does… i’m impressed.
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