So there’s a moment I’ve been wanting to talk about in Extra
Game. There are five seconds left on the clock, Akashi is facing down Nash, and
he doesn’t think he can make it.
When Kuroko pops out and steals the ball from behind Nash,
thus saving the game:
This moment is interesting to me specifically because of
Nash’s power, Demon Eye.
Demon Eye allows Nash to see the whole court and every
player with the precision of Akashi’s Emperor Eye (it’s ridiculous and I love
it). But what else do we know about Nash’s Demon Eye? Very little – Extra Game was very compressed, and didn’t waste much time explaining it. However, we do know about Akashi’s Emperor Eye.
Now, the showdowns between Akashi and Kuroko are little to none. Akashi doesn’t ankle break Kuroko, and Kuroko doesn’t
attempt to use misdirection on him (personally, I always thought it was meant to imply
their abilities didn’t work on each other, or weren’t useful). There is, however, one notable exception – the only time we ever see Kuroko steal a ball from Akashi. Kuroko’s Quasi Emperor Eye.
According to the rules established
in-universe, the only way Kuroko can steal a ball from Akashi is using QEE; so, in order to do the same to Nash, he must use at least QEE to get the ball. And the only
person he could have been using that ability with here was Akashi.
Hence: Kuroko has used Quasi Emperor Eye with two people
only – once against Akashi, and once with Akashi. Kuroko is so in tune with Akashi in this moment he’s able to predict
his movements faster than Akashi himself can. As the manga put it,
“It’s not something [Kuroko] can use on his opponents. He can only
use this on his teammates, with whom he’s devoted so much time to building up
trust with. However, it’s because he has that trust… that he can see into the future, an instant farther than
Hak really likes calling himself the Dark Dragon. Like, really likes it. It’s not even because he’s a dragon fanboy, it’s just because he thinks it sounds cool.
But he doesn’t do this much to the other dragons’ faces. I’ll bet that as much as he wants that to be his nickname (sure, Thunder Beast is cool and all, but that got old), he doesn’t want to admit that to the real dragons, especially after all that “smelly old ancient power of a white snake” trash talk.
Hak is such a dork, but he still wants his new family to think he’s cool.
But real talk, Noodle’s character development hit its peak when she “died”, and that’s sad as fuck. It’s like every time something cool could be done with her, ol’ boy’s like “Hmm… How about instead of doing something actually interesting, I make her even more boring? Yes, I’m a genius!”
This woman is a former child soldier, a deep thinker, a big feminist, apparently some sort of engineer now (?), a racer, travels through the postal service, extremely physically strong, a demon-slayer, enriched in her culture, and a musical mastermind, but even with all those super intriguing things about her, they’re handled in such a way that I can barely bring myself to give a shit. It’s like, she does all those amazing things, but she has no personality anymore. She’s just a husk carrying out these amazing feats, not a person.
But! I have really high hopes for her this phase. I truly believe she’s going to be great this time around. I’m anxious, but also really excited.
I wanted to do this months ago but never finished it so here we are! It’s nothing much but I know some people wanted a reference sheet for him long ago, so I got a simple one for you, plus a few different face angles. It’s enough to give you guys a bit of help with drawing him. Anyways have fun with him!
when pete went to go see panic! at the disco perform that very first day, ryan and brendon played their songs alone, together, acoustically. can you believe that ryan and brendon’s relationship ALONE was enough for pete to realize that they were going to be something special? their chemistry built panic! at the disco and I will never forget that.
Gladio: Hey, Iggy. Do you know what’s better than sunflowers on a piano? Ignis: …? What? Gladio: Tulips on an organ. Ignis: Hm…okay? Gladio: … Ignis: …
Gladio: :) Ignis: …*gaSPS* Ignis: GODDAMMIT GLADIO
Hey since Hiveswap is bringing in a lot of new Homestucks, let me welcome you! I know our fandom gets a bad rep but honestly most of it is good, just a few bad eggs spoil the bunch, ya know? But if any of you have any questions or comments or want to share the amazing journey of Homestuck, you’re welcome to talk to me about it or ask me questions! (A lot of parts were confusing at first.) The first Act will be boring, but if you can get through that you’ll be good. God help you all who are gonna read it, it’s a long ride.