Every time I see Denzel I always want to discuss his importance to Cloud and Aerith and their love. It’s the middle of the night and I can’t sleep, so I want to do that now.
Physical aspects are the first thing we notice about a person, and when I look at Denzel all I see is Cloud and Aerith.
I mean, can you blame me?
Cloud’s blue eyes, Aerith’s brown hair… Just a coincidence, right? That’s what I used to tell myself. But when Advent Children Complete was released and we were given more backstory for Denzel, my thoughts changed.
The father having blond hair while the mother has brown hair… Pretty similar to Cloud’s blonde hair and Aerith’s brown hair. But it could be just another happy coincidence.
Oh, and his parents names? Abel (エーベル) and Chloe (クロエ)… I think their acronym would be “CA”, right? By now, you hopefully catch my drift. Denzel’s parents names are coincidentally the same initials as Cloud and Aerith.
Both Cloud and Chloe have “C” as the first letter in their name. Whereas Abel and Aerith both have “A” as the first letter in their name. Even the Japanese versions are similar to the Cloud and Aerith counterparts.
(Cloud) クラウド - Chloe
Their names share the “
ク / ku“ sound
(Aerith) エアリス - Abel (エーベル)
Their names share the “
エ / e” sound in Japanese.
But believe it or not, that’s not where the symbolisms end. If you look at the family photo Denzel has of his parents you’ll notice something pretty interesting, too.
In the bottom right corner of the photo you’ll see the blurry silhouette of a small bouquet of white lilies.
Why does that matter? Because
Nomura has admitted that lilies, or flowers at all, are an Aerith-thing:
Nomura: “With Aerith, ‘flowers’ have been her image throughout the series. Before Crisis was the same. But this time I wanted to take a little risk at something different, and used white and blue to bring to mind the sky and clouds. Although she still has flowers on the designs of her shoes.” ~Crisis Core Ultimania
With “flowers” being apart of Aerith’s image, it’s strange that the flower she alone is associated to (the white lily) is randomly included in the photograph of Denzel’s parents… who happen to share similar names… and looks as Cloud and Aerith.
But could the physical traits, names, and lilies be just coincidences? Details the creator’s never intended?
I doubt it.
And the reason I say that is because Nojima made the connection between Cloud and Aerith and Denzel years ago.
The first indication we had of the bond between Cloud, Aerith, and Denzel can be found in “On the way to a Smile: Case of Tifa”. In these chapters, Cloud tells Tifa that he believed Aerith had brought him Denzel.
Cloud: “Denzel had collapsed in front of Aerith’s church. That’s why I thought Aerith lead him to me.” (Case of Tifa)
This was reiterated in the later revision of Case of Tifa from 2009:
Tifa: “Hey, do you remember what you said when you brought Denzel here?”
Cloud: “What did I say?”
Tifa: “A lot of things. Even if I opposed it, you would bring him back with you. I could just feel it.”
Cloud was making a face like a kid who thought he would get scolded. (Case of Tifa: Revised)
Cloud thought that Tifa would oppose. Even so he wanted to bring him back. Tifa wanted to know the reason, though after he was actually brought back those questions were lost somewhere during the time she was taking care of him.
The above citations proves that Cloud was going to bring Denzel back with him without Tifa’s approval, disproving any ideas that Cloud viewed Denzel as a child for him and Tifa. But you’ll also notice in quote 3, Tifa wonders what Cloud’s reasoning is… We find the answer on Tifa’s profile page in the 10th Anniversary Ultimania, which tells us exactly why Cloud wanted to bring Denzel back with him:
Tifa’s complicated feelings continue even in AC, two years after Aerith had departed the world. This was due to the fact that Cloud, succumbing to the notion that Aerith’s death was his fault and condemning himself, construed that Denzel was “the child which Aerith brought here” and took care of him. In addition, Cloud had also gone away to the church that Aerith had been in.
The thing which she is unable to hide in her irritation towards Cloud is the fact that he isn’t merely dragging the past around, but because that reason might perhaps be related to Aerith.
AC: Upon knowing that Cloud had been residing in Aerith’s church after leaving the place they had been living in together, her expression becomes complex.
Cloud’s reason for bringing Denzel back was Aerith… which caused “complicated feelings” in Tifa and made Tifa “irritated”. So even Tifa knows that Cloud only brought Denzel back because of Aerith instead of wanting a family with her.
Still, some people argue that none of this matters because Aerith didn’t “actually” have any involvement in Denzel’s arrival at the church. ACC, however, disproves that quite well.
In Advent Children Complete, Aerith leads Denzel, Marlene, and other Geostigma infected people to her church. She may very well have even called Denzel on the phone towards the end of the film:
(In their room at the 7th Heaven Denzel and Marlene witness the explosion that “kills” Cloud.)
Denzel: He’ll come back. He said that he would.
(The phone rings. Denzel picks up the receiver and looks happy, but only gasps gladly.)
Denzel: Let’s go!
(All over Edge phones are ringing. Denzel and Marlene run through the streets, joining other children and some adults, all running and laughing. Moogle Girl meets Denzel and Marlene and they run hand in hand until they reach the church.)
But when they arrive at Aerith’s church, the “moogle girl” says this to Cloud:
Moogle Girl: It’s like she said: “Wait here and Cloud will come back.”
This is proof that Aerith can lead the living to certain places. So if she could do this, then nothing suggests she didn’t have involvement with leading Denzel to Cloud.
But now we have to figure out why Denzel initially meant so much to Cloud.
Cloud wanted to help Denzel not only because he saw Denzel as someone Aerith brought to him, but because Cloud viewed Denzel as a way to redeem himself for failing to save Aerith. Why did Aerith’s death affect Cloud so badly? Because Cloud’s guilt stems from his romantic love for Aerith:
Cloud searched for help from Vincent by such question, and Vincent, who carried the heavy past in the same way, said that he had never tried.“ ~ FFVII Anniversary Ultimania
The above quote states that Cloud’s guilt for Aerith is the same as Vincent’s guilt for Lucrecia… But Cloud’s love is further proven in the following quote:
Terra, speaking to Cloud: “So when you find him, what are you going to do? Will killing him bring back the woman that you lost? This isn’t in any way to honor her memory. To take your love for her and turn it into hate? (World of Final Fantasy)
So while Denzel might not be biologically his and Aerith’s, the bond between Cloud and Denzel was conceivedfromCloud’s love for Aerithregardless.
It’s Cloud’s love for Aerith that is the main component in why Denzel means so much to Cloud… and that is why I view Denzel as a symbolic child between Cloud and Aerith.
ان في الجنة نهراً من لبن
Surely, a river of milk flows in heaven,
لعليٍ وحسينٍ وحسن
For Ali, Hussain, and Hasan
كل من كان محباً لهم
And all those who have love for these three,
يدخل الجنة من غير حَزَن
shall enter the garden with no misery
حب آل البيت فرضٌ عندنا
For us, love of the Prophet’s family is a duty
والمقرر اصداره في فبراير المقبل
And with a love like that, we fear no difficulty
A poem dedicated to the Ahlulbayt dating back to the 7th Century. I was the first person to wwll inside and I took the liberty and quiet nature of things to be Sami Yusuf for a second or two lol. #su16z (at Hagia Sophia)
The scene where Cloud encounters Tifa is so important to his character. I mean just look at the look on his face when he sees her there.
It’s shock and disbelief. What is she doing there? Why is she just lying in the flowers? Cloud rushes over to her and scoops her up in his arms, frantically saying her name, yet she is not responding.
Look at his face! Why is this scene so important? Because of the following reasons.
Cloud was happy living with Tifa and the children, but soon he started to fear if even his happy life would be ripped away.
In Advent Children The happier he is now, The more Cloud is tormented by painful “memories” of the past. -10th AU Cloud’s profile
Cloud tried to move on once…but he was hurt by the losses he experienced in the battles he fought in the game story. Even after all of that he still found a peaceful life, and that made him scared. He lost it all once already and he could lose it all again. Even though he was there he couldn’t do anything to prevent it the last time. so the happier he is, the more lonely he becomes. - nomura : distance.
Nomura: In the past he meet Zack, his best friend, and Aerith, someone who was important to him, but he lost them,so wonders if his present peace will also shatter one day… Since something might happen while he’s around, he left everyone behind and is doing delivery work on his own.
It has been confirmed in Nomura’s direct words that Cloud leaves because he thought something might happen while he’s around. So as he goes from Zack’s grave to running deliveries to returning to Aerith’s church for the night, he sees Tifa in the first time in weeks and what condition is she in? A bad one.
This entire time he was trying to avoid losing anymore of those close to him. When Tifa doesn’t respond we see the fear and concern on his face. Is she dead? Is she okay? Will this be the last time he gets to see her again? Will her voice on the voicemail be the last time he hears her speak? He also is holding her in his arms. I have no doubt he flashed back to holding a dead Aerith. Now here he is, running into the very thing he wanted to avoid!
This is is the moment she takes a breath and moves, letting him know she’s still alive. Look at how intensely he looks at her. He’s concerned, he’s attentive, he’s relieved. The next expression he has is a very mixed one. Anyone who’s seen the movie hears the anger in his voice when asking “Who did this?!”
There is a certain expression he makes that is easy to catch when watching his face. I’ll post up a gif to show this expression.
Cloud frowns and looks away for a brief moment before looking back at Tifa as she says “He didn’t say…”
I believe at this moment when Cloud looks away, he is cursing himself. He should have been there! But he already has this belief that he can’t do anything, that he would lose them regardless. It is in this moment in the church Cloud’s fear is realized in full. If Tifa and his family are to be taken from him…they’re going to be taken from him.
He distanced himself because, as Nomura stated, if he was there something might have happened. But something DID happen while he wasn’t there. Something he could have possibly stopped. He remembers the time he failed to help Zack who lay bleeding out, the time he failed to stop Sephiroth from impaling the Aerith, all of this flashes through his mind in this brief eye movement.
You also see his eyes constantly moving, he’s not staring at any particular part of Tifa’s face, his mind is just racing with how she appears before him and the fact someone did this to her in the place he was living. No matter where he goes, even in Aerith’s church, he faces the fear of being torn from his family…or rather, his family being torn from him.
Now as she shoots up to yell for Marlene, we see Cloud make a few faces.
Look at the way he’s holding Tifa, and the look he has on his face. It’s this look between frustration, sorrow, and anger. That is when he panics and looks around for Marlene with this same pissed off expression.
Here Tifa is injured, and Marlene gone. No doubt he believes she was taken, since Marlene surely wouldn’t have left Tifa’s side. Cloud was afraid of losing his whole family, and now already…here is Tifa unconscious, and Marlene missing.
What makes this scene of him looking around for Marlene even more poignant is the fact that right before she is taken, she clutches the bandage is her hands and yells out for Cloud.
She called for him.
In this moment, Cloud realizes they both needed him and he wasn’t there. He is beating himself up once again. Sad and angry that this even happened. Cloud wanted to distance himself so nothing bad would happen to his family, as Nomura confirmed, he thought something would happen if he was there but in this particular instance…something could have been STOPPED if he was there.
We don’t really know what Cloud would have done because he is then wrecked with pain from his Geostigma. When he passes out is the first time we really feel Aerith is there watching over them. We also see the wolf that was the symbol of Cloud’s guilt.
Cloud is guilty that he failed Zack and Aerith, and now feels guilty he couldn’t protect Tifa from whoever attacked her, that he couldn’t protect Marlene from her kidnapper.
This scene is SO so important of Cloud’s guilt. His facial expressions during the scene conveying his inner turmoil. The thoughts in his mind that keep racing, the what if’s, the anxiety, all of it is present within this scene.
This is also the first step to Cloud’s healing process. What takes place chronologically after this is Tifa saying “I know, maybe something will happen that can never unhappen and that scares you doesn’t it?”
This ties in with Nomura’s statement about Cloud worried something might happen while he’s there. When Cloud finally wakes up, he is informed that even DENZEL IS MISSING!!!
He gazes back at the picture of Denzel, and stares at it. Tifa injured, Marlene and Denzel gone. Cloud’s fears are realized. He wasn’t at the church when Marlene and Tifa were attacked, and he wasn’t home when Denzel was being lured out by Yazoo.
Cloud realized this is out of his control, and if something horrible is going to happen, it’s going to happen regardless. Zack was going to die even if Cloud wasn’t there, Aerith was going to die even if Cloud never made it to the alter. These situations are out of his control, but he learned that by being there, his chances of stopping something bad from happening are FAR GREATER than if he wasn’t present.
This scene is the first step Cloud takes to recovery and forgiving himself.
MY MAIN GOAL FOR this blog is to always have Tifa developing and growing around the people around her. One of the biggest things about Tifa is how she’s secretly deeply reliant on the relationships around her and gains support for them so having her have a close-knit set of friends is important to me as a writer. However, I do want her to have relationships with people who straight-up challenge her or have people she simply just doesn’t like. To have all this, I need your help so this is an official RELATIONSHIP CALL for Tifa. I’m accepting friendships, frenemies, enemies, foster kids, and more! Please LIKE this post if you’re interested! If you already have an idea of the type of relationship you want with Tifa please feel free to IM me! For anyone else, I’ll be messaging you so we can discuss things further! Thanks in advance! art cred. <3
19,448 I Family Feels, post-Mpreg Teen and Up I part of the Alliteration-Verse series Derek and Stiles’ almost four months old twins make a pact with the Colic-Demon and sleep has never sounded like a better idea in the Hale-Stilinski house.
20,121 I Actor!Stiles Explicit I part of theSupernormal series At any given moment, Stiles’s life is ninety-three percent more likely to become a horror movie cliche than the average twenty-eight year old actor. A sequel to Just Act Normal, requested by Chaosdragon as part of the Wolf Pack Charity Project.
25,119 I MPreg Mature I part of the The Beginning and The End. series Six years ago they met in a chance encounter that would change both of their lives for the better. Now they’re happily married, two children, and two on the way, and now have to deal with the reality of their lives. For better or for worse they’re in it together no matter what the cost.
25,338 I 5/5 I Magical Stiles Mature I part of the World-Line Series series Derek Hale finally got his shit together. Finally got Stiles, got the house, got the kids. But that’s just the first of many, many stories.
27,929 I Kidnapping Explicit Derek will never forget the sound Stiles makes when the alphas take him. It’s small, so soft a human never would have caught it, but to Derek it’s as loud as cannon fire; a quick, panicked intake of air that’s not a shout, not a scream. It’s desperate and frightened and almost Derek’s name and it hurts him to the core. Derek roars as Kali lifts Stiles off the bed, the boy struggling against her hold like an oversized doll come to life. Derek fights against the twins, red mist boiling in his vision, fury and terror pumping through his veins. “Say goodbye, Derek,” Kali says softly, triumphantly. “You’ll never see him again.”
31,384 I Family Feels Explicit Stiles gets offered a research opportunity that requires him to travel for weeks at a time. To say that they’re not dealing with it very well may be a huge understatement. But Derek’s trying to be a supportive husband while keeping his two kids from driving him insane.
31,488 I 13/? I Domestic Fluff Teen and Up It’s like one day Stiles and Derek blinked and all of a sudden were married with children. Now they’ve got the pack and work and four kids (what?) ranging from a toddler to teenagers (WHAT?!?) to deal with. And you know what? They couldn’t be happier.
34,408 I 13/? I AU-Werewolves are known Teen and Up I part of the One Who Stands Against series The sizzle of meat almost covered up the whisper as Aiden asked, “Dad, do you really think it’s them?” Stiles stopped his ministrations for a moment before turning to his teenaged son. “What do your noses say?” Ethan looked up from the cutting board. “It smells like them.” Liam wiped his forearm across his forehead. “At least how they smelled from years ago.” Stiles turned back to the stove, but his sons could see how his shoulders were tense. “I think it’s them. I can’t ever forget. I still have nightmares about them.” His sons could hear the rise in Stiles’ heartbeat as Ethan set the knife down. “What are we going to do? Derek’s invited them to stay. He can’t really just turn them away now.” Stiles turned and sighed, bracing himself against the counter. “We’ll serve them dinner and hope they decide I’m not worth killing.”
38,890 I 4/4 I PTSD, Mail-Order Human Mature “Is your place a mess? Do you wish you had someone to take care of you and cater to your needs? Then reach us online at www.human4you.com. Your human companion awaits!” In a world controlled by werewolves, lone alpha Derek Hale buys a mail-order human. (3 chapters + side-chapter)
40,737 I 9/? I AU-Werewolves are known Mature I part of The Searching Ceremonies series Everything has settled down after the last Searching Ceremony. Stiles decides to tackle a cold case that his father gives him - a 10 year old murder caused by a rejected werewolf bite. Meanwhile, Derek is trying to solve an even bigger mystery - what’s going on between Uncle Peter and Sheriff Stilinski, and how much does he have to worry about it?
42,196 I Domestic Explicit Derek and Stiles try to deal with their rambunctious 3 year old werecub and 16 month old who may not be a werewolf. As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, Derek won’t stop angsting because Evie isn’t showing any signs of shifting. If Stiles makes it to the end of the year without a breakdown, it’ll be a miracle.
61,551 I 9/9 I Genderswap, Temporary Girl!Stiles Explicit Stiles and Derek have been together for a long time now. Seven years in total, the last four of them happily married. Everything should be perfect.. successful careers, pack and family, a home together but Stiles wants more. Has started talking about kids and adoption.. and Derek’s scared. Scared because his inner wolf is insisting that the only child it will accept is one of their own.. of their blood, their dna. The tension that this has caused has Derek doubting his mate’s fidelity particularly when he starts to scent another female on Stiles. On this day of all days will Derek lose everything he’s ever wanted or will Stiles surprise him as per usual. Happy anniversary Derek and Stiles.
101,652 I 11/11 I Homophobia, Cancer Not Rated I part 2 of this series (it is recommended you read part 1) Stiles and Derek have had a great ten years of marriage. They started a family, they have a large house, they are fiscally okay, and everything is perfect. Or so they thought. As their daughter starts feeling the effects of the moon, she finds out more about Stiles and Derek’s past, they soon get blasted with the the news that they didn’t expect and everything turns from bad to worse. A sequel to the story “We’re Just Broken” *Author’s Note: if you haven’t read “We’re Just Broken”, I highly suggest you read it to better understand the story
Author: Guo Jingming Chinese Title: 爵迹 (lit. Mark of the Cavalier) Published English Title: Critical Movie English Title: L.O.R.D (Legend of Ravaging Dynasties) Confirmed cast for movie adaptation: Fan Bingbing, Wang Yuan (TFBOYS), Wu Yifan Compiled/translated by: epikey@tumblr, with reference to posts from 郭敬明图库. (Masterpost) Note: In order of present relevance. If the gender is not explicitly stated in their profile, they are male. Characters with (*) appear more often than others. There are also characters that are constantly mentioned but do not physically appear later on, so they are not on this list. “Return circuit” is basically like the blood vessels in the body for soul powers (they do not intersect with the blood vessels) and are gold in color when soul powers are being used.
Current Lords in Atlantis
1st Lord/Disciples (Top Noble Lord, Lord to the 1st Degree) Irrelevant bc they basically don’t appear All share the same appearance to protect Lord’s identity. Eyes are solid black.
2nd Lord - You Ming/Nether, lit. the nether world (Killing Lord)* Return circuit: The corroder/destroyer, able to destroy the seal of soul beasts and soul masters to absorb their powers. Soul weapon: Mirror of the Souls of the Dead (Shield) Soul beast: Ragnarok Notes: Evil, dark, vicious, Corroder alongside 4th Lord so they have a good partner relationship. Likes to kill people wth. Born in a cave of extremities, all the babies born/created there had to kill each other until the most powerful ones emerge from the mouth of the cave at around 10-12 years of age.
2nd Disciple - Shen Yin, lit. Godly sound (Corroder/Destroyer)* Return circuit: She can transform attacks on her into her soul power to perfect her soul’s return circuit. Soul weapon: Shu Long, lit. Beam of the Dragon (silver whip, said to be made from actual Dragons) Soul beast: Dreamweaver (in the form of a disturbing large spider) Notes: Since she can absorb the attacks to transform into soul power, she will become more and more powerful as long as the attack does not kill her at one go. A daughter of aristocrats who are all soul masters. At the beginning of the novel, she does not remember that she is a Corroder/Destroyer. Born the same way as the Killing Lords.
3rd Lord - Qi La (Kira?, previous, previous 1st Lord)* Return circuit: Time and space control, ability to make chess pieces that lead to other places (sort of like a Portkey) Talent/Abilities: Very detailed and specific control of his soul power. The only person in the Atlantis region who can set up an alignment/pitch on the ground at any location Notes: More beautiful than a woman, very very tall, very kind. Mysterious. Like to make friends with people who are worthy.
4th Lord - Teleiya, Thalia (only current female lord, Killing Lord)* Gender: Female Seal location: Somewhere on lower abdomen/inner thigh Return circuit/talent/ability: Precise knowledge of another person’s soul power, ability to detect their strengths and weaknesses from the flow of soul powers even from a thousand miles away Soul weapon: Skirt of the Goddess (Shield) Notes: Corroder alongside 2nd Lord. Sexy, sensual. Born in an extreme surrounding (same place as You Ming/Nether), understands the laws of the jungle very well. Due to her talent/gift, she is the person responsible for the Law of Heaven/Sky, in charge of distributing the instructions of the Silver Priests.
4th Disciple - Ni Hong, lit. neon/secondary rainbow (Corroder/Destroyer) Seal location: Somewhere on lower abdomen/inner thigh Talent/Gift/Return circuit/Ability: Born with no feeling of pain, fear or need to defend self. At any moment, he can push his abilities to 100%. Notes: Simple as a prehistoric person. Has no feelings. Innocence like a child. Can barely speak. Astonishing strength. Fond of Shen Yin.
5th Lord - Guishan Fenghun Seal location: On neck beneath ear Talent/Gift: Control/hypnotise soul beasts as his own. Soul weapon: Large sword Soul beast: Hai Yin (something akin to a whale/dolphin) Notes: Due to blood relations with his sister, they can subdue each other’s beast and weapon. The person he treasures the most in the world is his sister, because of her, he believes in the truth and the good. Started doubting everything after seeing the physical appearance and death of a ‘Silver Priest’.
5th Disciple － Guishan Lianquan(younger sister of 5th Lord)* Gender: Female Seal location: On neck beneath ear Talent/Gift: Control/hypnotise soul beasts as her own. Soul weapon: Resurrection Chain Soul beast: An Chi (Silver-winged hawk, body of a Qilin/Kirin, tail of a dragon) Abilities: Due to blood relations with her brother, they can subdue each other’s beast and weapon Notes: Awakens 6th Lord, after death of 6th Lord and her brother, she inherited the return circuit of both the 5th and 6th Lord and became the new generation’s 5th Lord.
6th Lord - Xiliuer (Resurrection/Immortal Lord) Seal location: Right shoulder Disciple: Mother of the current 6th Disciple who died giving birth to the Disciple. Talent/Gift/Abilities: Close to immortal as he has the gift of almost instant recovery. Notes: He was manifested into an island on orders of the Silver Priests to seal in previous Top Lord. He died in Chapter 14 after transferring his gift to the 5th Disciple. He does not know of the existence of his daughter as he became an island before her birth. Believes in the Silver Priests unconditionally. Believes that the truth exists.
6th Disciple - Tianshu Youhua (not exactly the 6th Disciple as that was her mother)* Seal location: Right shoulder Talent/Gift/Abilities: Close to immortal as she has the gift of almost instant recovery, but it is imperfect. Soul weapon: Silver bow Notes: Born in a top aristocratic family, very stubborn, ill-tempered, pampered. Likes Qi Ling. Never had a father, mother died giving birth to her. Unwillingness to lose as she was taunted about that. Step-mother in charge of the historic documents and information about Atlantis, hence she knows a lot. Only has the seal as it transferred from her mother onto her when she was in the womb.
7th Lord - Yin Chen, lit. Silver Dust(previous 1st Disciple of Heaven, also known as Lucifer)* Seal location: Tail bone Return circuit: Located at tail bone (seal) Soul weapon: Thin sword, Reflection Mirror, The Skirt of the Goddess etc Soul beast: Xue Ci, lit. Snow Thorn (when not in battle mode, it takes on the appearance of a white scorpion) Talent: Unlimited souls at one time, ability to control more than one soul weapon hence ability to have numerous soul beasts Notes: Silver Priests blocked his return circuit from the 1st Lord of the previous generation. “Died” but escaped death 3 years ago. Sassy as heck. Likes to make his disciple vomit ice shards when the disciple talks too much.
7th Disciple - Qi Ling* Seal location: Tail bone Return circuit: Located at tail bone (seal) Soul weapon: Half Blade Sword (sword belongs to the Wind County) Soul beast: Cang Xue Zhi Ya (lit. Teeth of the dusk of snow) Talent: Unlimited souls at one time, ability to control more than one soul weapon hence ability to have numerous soul beasts Notes: Never been trained before. Subdued his soul beast unknowingly. Orphan. Worked as a staff in an inn before becoming the disciple of 7th Lord. Likes to bother his lord. Overreacts to everything.
Please, please don't do this? Please don't erase Barret from the Seven Heaven family, just because you want Cloti to be more 'canon'. I thought Clerith fans were bad with the way they practically bash Zack to discount the Zerith relationship, I don't want to see the same thing with Barret from Cloti fans. You can have Cloti being romantic and still have Barret as part of the family. (Better yet, why not have Barret/Tifa/Cloud as a poly couple?) Please don't erase Barret to prop up a ship.
So you claim I am trying to erase Barret by pointing out no one, not even himself, considers him part of Cloud and Tifa’s family?
And I have not been the first one to point out his presence at 7th Heaven has zero effect on Cloud and Tifa’s romantic relationship. They were together by the end of FFVII.
What I and others object to is trying to insert Barret into this family situation to try and diminish Cloud and Tifa. Because for these people Barret can’t just be there. It has to be his family that Marlene had to invite Cloud in to etc. etc.
And here we have another anon that takes it a step further and wants to literally inset Barret in Cloud and Tifa’s relationship. How desperate are you people?
can u try and sell criminal minds to me like make me really want to watch it
Do you like cop dramas? Do you like procedural shows? Do you like cute people from diverse background and ethnicities and sexualities? Do you like bad ass women with guns? Do you like smart women with computers? Do you like a show that has more men but is not male centric? Do you like family dynamics on a team? Do you like twisted suspense and serial killers?
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CRIMINAL MINDS!
So first of all there’s Mom and Dad. Also known as Hotch and Rossi. They are the team leaders and have tons of experience but treat everyone equally and take care of their team as if those idiots were their own children. Also, they aren’t bad to look at. Hotch doesn’t smile much because he is sad but Rossi makes him pasta and makes it all better. Sometimes they cuddle under the stars
Then there’s Derek Morgan. Or chocolate thunder. He is the token jock on the team but has a tragic complicated past which he embraces to make him a better agent. He was abused as a child and goes to any length to protect children from that same fate. He is in love with technical analyst, Penelope Garcia. But they have to keep their relationship a secret because of reasons. And by secret I mean they are disgustingly in love and everyone knows it. his smile should be illegal.
Penelope Garcia the sassiest member on the team is super adorable and you will love her because if you don’t I worry about your mental status. She is the light in the darkest of times. She has her own lair and is really the backbone of the team they wouldn’t get anywhere without her super savvy hacking skills. She is pansexual and loves everyone around her and is most often called “Baby Girl”, “PG” or simply “Garcia”. Just like her sexuality she’ll answer to anything. Also her fashion sense is on point.
How do I even begin to describe Emily Prentiss? Emily Prentiss is flawless. I heard her smile is insured for $10,000. Her favorite show is Huff. I hear she works for Interpol…in London. One time she met Clyde Easter on a plane, and he told her she’s pretty. One time she punched me in the face and it was awesome. Emily Prentiss is one of the strongest women on TV. She is sassy, nerdy, endearing, gay as hell, comes from a very multicultural background and will kick you fucking ass. She has been shot, staked, punched, kicked, and beat up more times than I can count and she still keeps bouncing back. Because she is a badass. And will not hesitate to fuck you up.
Jennifer “JJ” Jareau more often referred to as Goddess of Illegal Hair Porn. Is a cute lil bean who will not hesitate to shoot you in the head. She has the best shot on the team and used ot me the media liaison but then left and came back and got promoted and is now a top notch profiler. She has a son who is so cute it hurts and would do anything to protect him. She’s also hella bi and gay for Emily. They make googley eyes at each other more often than not.
Then there is the precious cinnamon roll too good, too pure for this world. His name is Dr Spencer Reid. He has the IQ of 187, eidetic memory and can read 20k words a minute. (He sounds like a nerd) SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Spencer is the youngest member on the team and next to JJ he has the best hair. He is smol and the Ace king of Acetopia but he is kind and smart and caring. And if you hurt him then the team will, literally, kill you. IE. Tobias Hankle
My darling, Aro baby, Elle Greenaway! She will sass you like nobody’s business. She’s got a gun and she isn’t afraid to use it. (Ask that guy she fucking shot in the head)
Don’t forget other rad characters like Dr Alex Blake. Who is a linguist and a professional bad ass. She will kick your ass first and take names later. Alex Blake has no time for your bullshit. Jordan Todd and Ashley Seaver were minor characters but their importance to the team was not minor in the least. Kate Callahan will kick your ass even when she’s 9 months pregnant!! The newest member of the team, Tara Lewis is a bad ass bitch who won’t hesitate to send you straight to hell.
Finally let me tell you how much this team is a fucking family. Like god damn! It’s like 7th Heaven up in here. From dinner nights at Rossi’s, to weddings, to nights out at the bar these guys cannot get enough of each other. And you won’t be able to get enough of them!
I took a lot of screencaps to try to estimate the size of the space. Note that this is purely an estimate and should not be taken as highly accurate. I also didn’t include some of the easter eggs that are usually mentioned in many articles already.
Already at five years old I knew that girls were supposed to crush on boys. There was a girl at my daycare-center, one or two years younger than me, who used to cling to me a lot. I remember I asked her one time, as a joke, “do you love me?” I don’t know if she even knew what love meant, but she answered yes when I expected her not to, and I think I realized it right then and there.
At six years old I started school, and that girls were supposed to like boys became painfully obvious. The girls would all ask eachother “who do you like?” I had a standard answer, a blonde curly-haired boy who lived on my street. I can’t remember if I actually had a crush on him or just said it to fit in, but at the very least I must have thought he was cute.
At eight years old I had a huge crush on a girl with long flowing hair. She was both nice and cute and I could not stop thinking about her (and if anyone wonders, she is still incredibly pretty!). We didn’t play the “who do you like-game” the way we did two years earlier, but peoples crushes were still something us girls discussed. I never told anyone I liked that girl though, I knew very well by then. Girls were supposed to like boys.
At eleven years old I fell in love with a band called Tatu. Rumors said that the two girls in that band were actually a couple. My classmates disliked them and they used to tell me “you do know that they are lesbian right?” I used to shrug my shoulders and say that it was only a rumor, but secretly I always hoped that they really were. By that time I knew that some girls liked other girls, but I had never before seen an actual example of a girl like that.
Twelve year-old me went to girls camp and learned the word bisexual. The older girls talked about it like it was no big deal, and I was fashinated, excited and scared all at once. I wrote in my diary “I’m bisexual, and I accept that. It isn’t bad, it just means I can love more than others. I’m not gonna tell anyone. Maybe if I can get a boyfriend I won’t have to.”
Through my teenage-years I had many crushes, although none lasted very long. Both on boys and girls, but I only told people about the boys. My friends and family were never homophobic, but I was still scared. There was a group of popular boys in my class who used to say that things were gay when they weren’t good, and everytime I heard it I wanted to sink through the floor.
When I was 18 we talked about preventing crime in social studies. The thought of investing in youth clubs came up and my classmate said “aren’t youth clubs kind of gay?” My teacher just chuckled and continued the conversation, and my blood boiled when I realized that she was just going to allow that to be said in her classroom.
At 22 I still can’t help but feel different. I know I’m not and I know that people around me have different sexualities. But sometimes feelings doesn’t follow logic. And I can’t help but think back to all those times in my childhood when I felt so guilty about liking the wrong person. What if I had just read a childrens book with a gay charcter when I was seven, or seen a movie with a gay couple when I was ten, or talked about same-sex realtionships, asexuality and maybe transsexuality in sex-ed? What if my teachers had told us that we were ok the way we were?
What if my favorite family-drama had been The Fosters instead of 7th Heaven? If I had seen a lesbian couple raise a family without ever feeling guilty about their sexuality, or seen a boy my age struggle with feelings and labels. I think it would have helped, at least a little bit. It’s so important, just to be visible to kids out there. So when I see Lena tell Jude to not feel any shame about who he is, it gets to me. It makes me wish The Fosters had existed when I was eleven, and it makes me think “I fucking love this show.”
I just need to get this out. My beautiful dog, who turned 14 in April passed away this morning. It was a tragic death, and I wish I could have seen her one more time. I got her for my 7th birthday. In highschool I would lay on the ground and cry with her, she got me. She knew something wasn’t right, so she stayed so she waited till I was okay. She taught me patience, she taught me faithfulness. It was the small things that made me so joyful, it’s those joyful moments that make me cry right now. My heart is so raw, but I will be okay. God really blessed my family with Ashley. Questionable theology alert: but I hope she’s happy in dog heaven chewing on mango seeds and running through the beautiful grass.
So I spent some time on Twitter this evening and I stumbled across this and, though I know it’s silly to, I let it bother me just a tad…
…and the first thing I thought was…
You have got to be kidding me. The show is about Emma? No, no, no. no…you poor confused child. If the show is about anyone first and foremost, it is about Regina, which is why she is in every season and will continue to be in every season. I will also say that I think the show is really about Regina and Emma, followed by Snow and then Charming.
Then they posted this…
Whoa! Slow your roll, cornflake!
You must have this show confused with 7th Heaven or something. OMG, that would SUCK so severely for OUAT to turn into something like that. Also got to say, Regina is a part of the family. She is Henry’s mother. She was there for every step he ever took and every cold he has ever had.
It just amazes me that people of this show call themselves “fans” and refuse to see how important and instrumental Regina is to the whole story. THERE IS NO STORY WITHOUT THE EVIL QUEEN!! The one who tried to kill Snow White, so that Snow would run away, become a bandit and meet Prince Charming! The Evil Queen who casts the curse, the curse that sends them all to Storybrooke, that sends Emma to the non magical world, where SHE meets Neal and has Henry. Again…
THERE IS NO STORY WITHOUT REGINA and therefore no show.
So yeeeeeah, the show is about the Evil Queen and how she gets her happy ending… AND how the SAVIOR is the one to give it to her…AND GIVE IT TO HER SHE SHALL! *RAWR* Over and over and over… (Okay, that last part may just be in my head… for now… until it actually happens…)
"Ladies' Code's RiSe has passed away to the heavens at 10:10 AM on the 7th, at 23 years of age."
May we all send our prayers to her families and fans. This is a tragic time for all Ladies’ Code fans, and other k-pop fans alike, but let us send our thoughts to them and give strength to the rest of the members Ashley, Zuny, and Sojung who have lost two friends who are like sisters to them.