can you draw zen (and juminorMC) wrapped up in a blanket?(〃∇〃)
I was trying to do something about the backlog of asks in my inbox and found this :3 You actually inspired my birthday gift for Zen, but I forgot to post it in response to the original request as usual lol. Here it is, and here’s the CG format version I keep forgetting to post:
So random question,I'm looking for actually reasoning here not some "because heir cute and meant to be" since I'm curious with people's responses but why do you ship karkat and dave?
well, theres been chemistry since their very first log together. karkat created shitty clip art to draw dave into a conversation in which he commented on daves lips twice and dave called him out on bein a gay lil shit.
gameover timeline had some great moments, like the openbound conversation i rave about where karkat awkwardly demanded dave “touch me” and “caress my face or something equally ambiguous in nature” and shit and daves response being to get pissy and then gently tell karkat to get some sleep. he mentioned after that they have a lot of these awkward conversations (and only most are in private.)
who could forget cape magnet karkat and penis ouija?? too btw???? gay????
the communicators. oh man. the communicators. those were so fucking cute. not only were they cute, but they were homage to their guardians, and i feel like though it was nowhere near the way dave spoke of bro on the alpha timeline, he and karkat did mention their guardians in passing while designing them.
there was daves spiel to karkat when he got anxious about dave dropping him to hang out with john and jade once they met the ship crew. talking about how he meant a lot to him and how theyre best bros no matter what. john wasnt going to take that place away, itd just add more people to daves irl friend list, udig.
daves lil teasing offer to carry karkat off the gameover lily pad was cute too jusayn……
beyond even the canon correlation and the jokes in the fandom back then about dave and karkat being great kismesis, you had to admit, if you thought about it, that theyd be GREAT redrom. theyre so similar in so many ways and itd give them this kinship that they both honestly needed.
and then on the retcon, that came to fruition.
dave, clingy baby dave who got abused out of physical touch without apology, clinging to karkat, sleeping on him, holding his hands- how CUTE is that. the trust it took, the work on both their ends, to build that bridge. to work through so many biases and societal standards they had imposed on themselves (karkats quadrant queerness, daves bisexuality and crushing need to reach the hypermasculinity bro had forced on him), becoming so much more open minded and understanding,,, dave unclenching about his thoughts and feelings…. karkat calming down and when he does rile up, sounding quite a bit more like dave…. the two of them namedropping each other when they arent together bc theyd been attached at the hip for the last three years……… how much they started smiling all the time…………… whispering to each other during important conversations…………… them being in love and kissing……………………. … .. .and lets not forget summerteen romance okay! i know its like a footnote and im pretty sure it counts as gameover timeline, but that had some sweet little things in it too. primarily that karkat didnt just write that script to give his friends closure; he did it to appeal quite literally to dave, and in the specific context that dave read it aloud. leaving the gaps for him to rap, yknow? writing him in with his fuckin ocs. even if they were both shitheads about it,,, and in the end, when karkat tore himself up so badly, dave asking him to come hang out instead of,,,,, just leaving him there to stew and hurt yknow,,,,
“Finishing the recording today, right?” Sung-Min’s voice
pulled your attention away from the street goers outside. You had been sitting
at his window for the past twenty minutes, just watching the street vendors
make their sweet and savory food while couples and families went in and out of
quaint little shops.
“Mm.” You responded as he sat down at his desk. A pair of
gray sweatpants hung low on his hips and he was wearing a black zip-up on his
torso, nothing underneath which let the tattoos on his chest come in and out of
view as he moved.
“Why haven’t you left yet?” Sung-Min was looking at you, too
much for your taste, so you turned away, back to the street below.
“I’ll be too early if I leave now.” Sung-Min softly chuckled,
“I thought you like being early; being punctual.”
The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Sho) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645.
The five books refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. The five books are Musashi’s descriptions of the exact methods or techniques which are described by such elements.
The term “Ichi School” is referred to in the book, Go Rin No Sho. When referring to such books, it refers to “Niten No Ichi Ryu” or “Ni Ten Ichi Ryu”, which means, when literally translated, “Two heaven, one school”, although many could see the translation as “Two Swords, One spirit”, or “Two Swords, One Entity”. However, the translation of “Two Swords, one Dragon” was thought to be a transliteral misinterpretation of the Kanji word Ryu.
-The Book of Earth chapter serves as an introduction, and metaphorically discusses martial arts, leadership, and training as building a house. -The Book of Water chapter describes Musashi’s style, Ni-ten ichi-ryu, or “Two Heavens, One Style”. It describes some basic technique and fundamental principles, strategy. -The Book of Fire chapter refers to the heat of battle, and discusses matters such as different types of timing. -The Book of Wind chapter is something of a pun, since the Japanese character can mean both “wind” and “style” (e.g., of martial arts). It discusses what Musashi considers to be the failings of various contemporary schools of swordfighting. -The Book of the Void chapter is a short epilogue, describing, in more esoteric terms, Musashi’s probably Zen-influenced thoughts on consciousness and the correct mindset.
Niten Ichi-ryū is an ancient style of swordsmanship developed by Miyamoto Musashi.
The style became known for it’s use of both the katana (sword) and wakizashi (short sword) in kenjutsu techniques. The wakizashi was used mainly as for defense and distraction, although not limited to it, while the katana was used for the main cutting techniques. This was extremely rare, as back then (1600’s) it was unheard of for a swordsman to use both at the same time, since the norm was to hold the katana with both hands, and the wakizashi was used for fighting in enclosed spaces (indoors) where the katana proved to be too big, and a burden.
Musashi called his style Niten Ichi-Ryu.
Ni = Two
Ten = Heaven
Ichi = One
Ryu = School
“School of Two Heavens as One”
It was also known as Nito Ichi (Two swords as One)