In general there is like. a whole category of Voltron angst premises that utterly fails to make me feel anything because it often severely underestimates the strength of the characters that it proposes to be breaking.
Like… Listen. Lance pretty dang likely had internal injuries and had spent a pretty impressive amount of time unresponsive and he woke up like that and shot Sendak in the shoulder before nearly back out again. This tells us Lance woke up, probably in no small amount of pain, probably pretty loopy since he remembered absolutely none of it afterwards, and the absolute first thing that occurred to him to do is Sendak was right there and he had a clear shot so, fuck that guy. He got in that situation in the first place because he saw a bomb going off and his first priority was to protect Coran- who at the time he’d known for… days, maybe?
Pidge, the fourteen-year-old, who was pretty much entirely alone on the castle during that same time, having just lost contact with Allura, losing Rover and then hearing Shiro get tortured by Sendak- still kept her head about her enough to try and bait Sendak off with a hologram and was a major part of that fight. I mean. literally, take this emotionally compromised kid and go “you’re officially alone on a spaceship with murderous adult soldiers. They have your friends. They’re hurting your friends. You are the only one in position to do anything. Have fun.” And she won.
Keith had his shoulder hacked pretty impressively in the first room of the Trial of Marmora and was given multiple opportunities to bail with a pretty clear pattern that the next room would be worse and have more attackers and Shiro states it as a given that Keith will not give up. Kolivan unambiguously tells him going in this is a life-or-death scenario. This is also Keith who willingly soloed freaking Zarkon with Coran actively telling him that he had no chance of surviving that fight because Zarkon is not getting the Black Lion.
Allura destroyed the last thing she had of her father in order to protect her team and let herself be captured by Zarkon in order to protect Shiro. She caught her second wind and held out against Haggar as best as she possibly could even knowing those odds were not good.
Coran picked a fight with Zarkon’s entire fleet piloting a ship ten thousand years old, alone, and did pretty dang good.
Hunk actively, voluntarily, and enthusiastically picked a fight with a planet-eating monster stated to be one of the most dangerous things in space and long before that, all of his misgivings about signing up to save the universe evaporated like morning dew in the Sahara as soon as he saw what Shay and her people were going through.
A lot of “angst” content seems to really disrespect or even ignore that these people are fighters. Survivors. These aren’t people who flake under pressure. In Shiro’s case, he literally never would have made it if he was. We see that at his worst, during his missing year, when he was utterly baffled by the idea anyone would help him and was pretty unsubtly about to be knocked out and experimented on- he was full of fight. There wasn’t much he could do but he wasn’t going down easily and if nothing else, the fact that there were two good-sized soldiers in full armor in the room taking the role of sedating him would tell us that Shiro didn’t exactly obediently walk to that room in the first place.
I see a lot of stuff that acts like Lance could get captured and in the time it’d take the team to get to him he could be ‘turned to the dark side’ or broken as a person and it’s like… the empire had a solid year to work on Shiro when the latter had the assumption that no one who would want to help him would even have the technology to reach him or even know he was alive in the first place and the empire didn’t win. What honestly makes you think they could take a month and destroy any of the team?
You’re looking up at the stars on a clear winter’s night. Right above you, you see it- Orion! Below Orion’s belt you see a fuzzy area- it’s the Great Nebula of Orion!
In this nebula is a bright star cluster known as the Trapezium, marked by four bright stars near the image center. The newly born stars in the Trapezium and surrounding regions show the Orion Nebula to be one of the most active areas of star formation to be found in our area of the Galaxy.
Many of the stars in the featured image, taken in visible and near-infrared light, appear unusually red because they are seen through dust that scatters away much of their blue light.
Mt. Etna has been erupting for hundreds of thousands of years. Located in Sicily, Italy, the volcano produces lava fountains over one kilometer high. Mt. Etna is not only one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, it is one of the largest, measuring over 50 kilometers at its base and rising nearly 3 kilometers high!!
Pictured in mid-March, a spectacular lava plume erupts upwards, dangerous molten volcanic bombs fly off to the sides, while hot lava flows down the volcano’s exterior. The Earth’s rotation is discernable on this carefully time, moon-lit, long duration image as star trails.
When Felix says he was somewhere on holidays with his parents he means that they actually were spending time together.
When his classmates say they were somewhere with their parents they mean the servants were spending time with them meanwhile parents were minding their own business.
This leads to some misunderstanding when they are comparing expirences.
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-shoutout to terfs that whorship genitals (≧∇≦)/
-shoutout to terfs that misgender nonbinary people ☆彡 ☆ミowo
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-shoutout to terfs that misgender trans women (*⁰▿⁰*)
Guys do you remember what Michelle said about the plant Odin smokes?
How it makes it so he can’t see OR HEAR Pedri?
Pedri hasn’t said much since he started appearing because Odin’s damn near completely shut him out. Even during the time when the plant wears off (namely during the dragonfly scene) Odin carefully avoids looking at Pedri and the dragonflies, only brushing them off seemingly out of reflex.
The only time Pedri speaks is when Odin spoke to him first. And while it’s hard to tell with his mask, he looks pretty damn surprised by it.
He doesn’t have a running monologue like Nevy, or pester and harass Odin until he reacts like Wrathia because he knows that it won’t work. Odin won’t pay him the slightest bit of attention. IT’s probably been going on for however long Odin’s been on the stuff, which can be anywhere from months to YEARS.
There’s also a sense of distance between them. Both Wrathia and Nevy invade their respective host’s personal space will in spirit form, and while Tuls doesn’t actively invade Maggie’s space, he doesn’t have a problem with her invading his. Pedri on the other hand has always been just out (his own) arm’s reach of Odin.
I think he might have just…given up at this point. There’s nothing he can do until Odin agrees to a pact with him and how can be convince Odin to do that when Odin’s pretty much managed to shut out his very existence. Maybe finding Wrathia has rekindled a pit of hope in him (hence the dragonfly scene) and maybe Odin finally speaking to him has got the gears working again, but I think Pedri’s biding his time. He’s waiting for Odin to come to him, and ask actual questions.
So I’ve noticed a trend with liminal space, and it probably isn't 100% accurate but that’s sort of the purpose of this to try and get people to weigh in on it- but onto the observation.
A lot of the most popularly noted, or ones agreed upon locations to function as these odd feeling liminal spaces are spaces wherein human traffic is very high (or at least consistent, with low frequency) temporarily and then subsequently left abandoned. Graveyards, abandoned Walmarts, middle of nowhere gas stations, these places all share a string of humans spending a lot of time there in one form or another- and then subsequently leaving a pocket of weird juju behind. Which begs the question:
Are humans bringing something to these spaces that create an aura of odd vibes in these locations, that remain once it is mostly empty of us as sort of a mark?
Or is the presence of humans in these spaces removing something natural that was sitting there, that only becomes noticeable once the white noise of human activity subsides?