structure love

Everything in Kuroshitsuji happens because of love

Ah, who’d thought, me having a theory like this huh? The world is a strange place.

Wonderful posts like this one by @abybweisse​ , which are perfectly worded and organized unlike mine, just fill my heart and so I have epiphanies in the middle of the fucking subway.

Undertaker and Claudia are the main characters of the whole story. Everything happened and is happening because of them.


Being in love and having forbidden children was the cause for every single thing that rippled through time into every event in Kuroshitsuji, interactions there on out, one thing leading to another and endless of subplots evolving around the original ties to this core structure.

The core structure being Love

And that’s awesome :)


also last time I shared some random comment on Kuroshitsuji I got my first anon hate so here I am waiting for it like that meme cat with the knifes lol

Honestly the reason why DA2 is my favourite (and why DAI was such a letdown in comparison) despite all its flaws is that at least it was an attempt to break away from Ye Old Standard Fantasy RPG Formula.

Like.

I love the three-act structure! I love that each act is self-contained, but still feeds into the central conflict of the game. I love that it allows for your choices to have consequences in-game, and not just in epilogue slides that will get retconned anyway.

(I love that the story takes place over seven years, too.)

I love that Hawke is not a Chosen One (have I mentioned how much I hate that trope lately?). I love that the plot is important to them because it involves their family, their friends, their home. I love that they get involved because they can, and not because they’re the only one who can. And I love that they still can and do fuck it up so badly at times.

I love how important Kirkwall itself is to the plot. I love that you spend so much time there that by the time the third act rolls around you feel like you really know the city. 

I love that the Companions’ lives don’t revolve around Hawke. I love that Aveline is captain of the guard and Anders has a clinic and Fenris probably hunts slavers in his spare time and Merrill is likely much more involved in alienage matters than we were shown. I love that they hang out with Hawke because they’re friends and not because of some world-ending threat that needs to be stopped.

(I love that there’s no world-ending threat at all, just fear and oppression at work.)

I love the antagonists. I love that you get to interact with them long before they turn hostile to you, that you get to know them before you fight them, because how many games actually do that?

Sure, the game had issues, but those issues deserved to be worked on and improved, not swept under the rug in favour of a return to the old standard.

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       “ Oh Skull, you idiot, get it together!

Pulled out all my energy to get this out here now too! Just like the Noctis!Joker ones, I did two versions of Prompto as Skull as well! My poll on twitter states otherwise, that this won’t be the only variation of Prompto you’ll see LOL For now enjoy this one until I come back with more!
Go my little sunshine—let the captain be free! 

Joker!Noctis 

There’s a thing about Eleanor and Chidi’s relationship that I want to talk about, because I feel like a lot of people don’t notice it. The show places a lot of emphasis on the ways Chidi has helped and influenced Eleanor, but Eleanor has also done the same for Chidi in more subtle ways.

spoilers up through season 2, episode 2

Chidi becomes paralyzed with fear every time he has to make a decision that has any ethical or moral ambiguity, even when someone might suffer for it. Eleanor herself is aware of Chidi’s difficulty with decisiveness, and many times she has actively worked to help make things easier for him. In episode 5, she realizes that not only is Chidi fed up with teaching her, he also lacks the conviction to tell her this himself out of fear of disappointing her. She takes it upon herself to make him a “Fork off, Eleanor” sign that he can use in place of confrontation. Episode 7 has her give up her own secret and reveal that she doesn’t belong in the Good Place, all so that Chidi won’t have to face the agonizing choice to tell Michael that he killed Janet. By ep 11, Chidi feels comfortable enough to ask her for advice about his personal life, which Eleanor takes seriously and advises that he return Real Eleanor’s love because she believes those two are soulmates. He doesn’t end up taking her advice, but he seems give it serious consideration, and is later able to have a mature conversation with Real Eleanor about his feelings.

In ep 10, her confession of love ends with “Don’t say anything, I just needed to get that off my chest,” and then she starts to leave. (She only comes back because Tahani walks in at that moment and also confesses her love for Chidi.) Similar to Jake Peralta at the end of season 1 of Brooklyn 99, Eleanor’s love does not come with any strings attached; she isn’t asking him to return her feelings because she doesn’t want him to have to make another difficult decision. She simply wants him to know because he deserves the truth. (It’s worth noting that Tahani’s speech is less considerate of Chidi’s feelings; she pretty much tries to make the decision for him by telling Chidi that he loves her.) And in season 2, episode 2, Eleanor again tells Chidi she loves him (in a different reset, so she doesn’t even have her old memories of the previous confession) and again she says “You don’t need to respond cause I know you have trouble saying how you feel.” Eleanor is able to recognize when Chidi does not need to be pushed into making a decision, and remains conscious of this when presenting him with a difficult choice.

Eleanor’s actions wrt Chidi have the direct effect of helping Chidi become more assertive and confident. He is initially hesitant to teach Eleanor how to be good, yet he ultimately agrees, in a small but important moment from very early in the series. In episode 8, he marches into Michael’s office and insists that Eleanor does not belong in the Bad Place, and demands that Michael stop the train. Michael even lampshades this in ep 10: “I need the Chidi who stormed in here and told me to stop Eleanor’s train without thinking of consequences.” And in s2, ep2, Chidi is able to return Eleanor’s love because he feels comfortable and knows that it comes without strings or life-altering consequences. No matter how Michael resets the universe, Chidi always manages to grow into a person capable of giving help and love freely without fear because of Eleanor.

Eleanor and Chidi’s relationship might seem unequal at first, since the show’s very nature requires it to focus more on Eleanor’s growth because she’s the one who seemingly needs it the most. However, Chidi actually has a fair amount of character development, due in large part to Eleanor. When Eleanor is physically present, she tries to ease his struggle, gives him tools to help him, and/or pushes him to make choices that will make him happy. As a result, Chidi has been able to overcome his hangups and act assertively in times of difficulty, even when Eleanor is not there, because her influence has been very healthy for him.

TL;DR: Eleanor and Chidi both help each other to become better people.

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The Capaldi Era (9/41)

Flatline - written by Jamie Mathieson - directed by Douglas Mackinnon

The later Artemis Fowl books work for me because the worldbuilding falls apart at the same time that the genre subtly shifts, so that while the first books are heist novels the last one is a fairy tale. They start off being all about rules and how to exploit them and end up being all about fighting back even when you don’t know what the rules are.

170504 Kyoong Party - 1
  • Baekhyun: I will keep bringing you happiness. Thank you.
  • Fans: I love you
  • Baekhyun: You love me? Tell me that again.
  • Fans: I love you.
  • Baekhyun: Me too.

Can we talk about how fantastic it is that this starts with taking “I feel love for both Alex and Kim” as a valid premise? That nowhere does it say, “Ha lol no I don’t really, I must be mistaken?” It acknowledges that some people do choose to adhere to monogamy in spite of their experience of feeling love for more than one person, and it references a common rationalization for such a choice (i.e., one of these loves is “real love” and the other is–who the hell knows, “just love?”), but it very much depicts it as a choice to forego a relationship with one person you love over preserving a monogamous relationship with another person you love. It doesn’t depict it as, “Ha lol no being in love with more than one person isn’t a thing I’m just infatuated with Kim and clearly Alex is the only one I could possibly love.”

I spent years actively experiencing feelings of connection and love with more than one person at a time, but all I was told by standard relationship narratives was that that wasn’t a thing. And if I found myself thinking that it was a thing–if I thought at any point that I was really actively in love with more than one person–then I must be mistaken about one of them, or both of them, or all of them, or maybe the relationship I’m in isn’t the right fit, or maybe there’s just work we need to do instead of getting sidetracked by this “grass is greener” stuff, or maybe this other person is meddling and manipulative and trying to ruin my relationship, or maybe I’m just a selfish jerk who can’t stop wanting to have her cake and eat it too and everyone I think I love would be better off with other people who really do love them and aren’t selfish jerks and can do this better. It took so, so long for me to look at my experience of loving more than one person and just say, “You know what this is about? It’s about the fact that I love more than one person. That is a thing.”