one of my favorite things about reading long-ass fantasy series with multiple plot-threads and many characters is watching things come together over time, and the way those threads gradually conserve and fit together and the moment of “…oh! that’s what you’re doing!” that comes with getting another piece of the puzzle
anyway I’m a little over halfway through the bonehunters and I feel like I’m starting to get a handle on this series
I relate to Keith a lot in terms of our introverted nature (as I hc him as). He's often quiet and not the first to start talking, especially about little things (sometimes it's more a slip of the tongue, like an after thought). He'll engage with others when prompted but otherwise is fine with silence. Will get passionate over something important to him and enjoys deep conversations. He actually does like physical affection but isn't one to initiate or ask for it.
You brought it on point, anon :P Keith is definitely an introvert. He seems to like spending time on his own or in silence - you can see it very well in how he acts around Shiro, the person he’s the most comfortable with. There are no loud jokes or arguments and he’s totally at peace with everything.
Keith also rarely initiates physical affection. He doesn’t reject hugs - he actually seems to like them if his smile after his hug with Shiro/his smile after his hug with Hunk (& Lance) is anything to go by. And he is not afraid to touch people either to help them get up or reassure them of something… but physical affection? Nope, he doesn’t ask for it, despite liking it :’)
if ishimaru lived, he wouldn’t have let the sdr2 gang just fuck off on a boat. he would have jumpkicked that huge yacht, collapsed it, and then drag all of those brats back to the shore to force them to make up for their crimes by ACTUALLY HELPING future foundation instead of saying “oh yeah we did the despair again lol bye.” he’d also sit komaeda down and force him to analyze his really shitty views on hope and talent.
so I’m kind of a sucker for Redemption Equals Death because it’s sad and I’m a sucker for sad. but I also…idk, sometimes I wish it weren’t such an overwhelming trend, not only because All My Faves Wind Up Dead but also because…I want to see more villains actually going through the hard, messy work of redemption, that it can’t just be done and over with, that it’s not as simple as One Good Heroic Act and everything is better.
I want the awkward and painful and difficult aftermath.
like, what I really want is the villain seeking redemption who is genre savvy enough to go for a redemptive death, figuring that’s their best way out - and who survives, and has to live up to what they meant to be their last act.
rather than death as the end of a redemptive arc, near-death as the beginning of one.
Shout out to all of you having a tough time right now
Whether you’re struggling to make content
Feeling lost or alone
Having an identity crisis
Not feeling like yourself
Dealing with the loss of someone you love
Or going through personal issues that feel like they just won’t end
I love you and you’re doing great. Just remember, a journey is not a straight road. It is littered with mountains and rocky edges and cliffs that sometimes feel too high to climb. But you’re going to get past them, and continue on. You’re doing great. You’re valid. I love you.
“Dear Sana, this speech is for you. And you’re getting it because what you’re inviting us to today, overthrows American presidents tomorrow. We live in a chaotic world where it’s difficult to understand the rules. Because why are some people poor and other people rich? Why do some people have to be refugees, while others are safe? Why are some people spit on on the street? And why is it that sometimes, even though you try to do something good, it’s still met with hate? It’s not weird that people give up. That they stop believing in the good. But thank you so much for not giving up, Sana. Because even though it sometimes feels like it, no one’s ever alone. Each and every one of us is a part of the big chaos. And what you do today, has an effect tomorrow.
It can be hard to say, exactly what kind of effect. And you usually can’t see how everything fits together.
But the effects of your actions, are always there, somewhere in the chaos. In a hundred years, we may have machines that can predict the effect of every action, but until then, we can trust this:
Fear spreads.But fortunately, love does too.” - SKAM (2015-2017)