What convinces me that the writers ship this is honestly the lighting.
Like, they could have chosen to make the Red Lion backlights all dark red and mechanic. But instead, the only tiny bit of red is right behind Lance’s head. The rest of his cockpit is backlit by pink, just as Allura is backlit by blue. You can see those colours in the whites of their armors.
They’re visually mutually supportive!
Shit like this is exactly why I enjoy geeking out about animation.
Blue does crazy stunts on autopilot sometimes just for the shits and giggles, scaring the living crap out of Lance making him think there’s some malfunction
One day they heard some explosions in the Castle and they came from Blue’s hangar. When Allura and the others went to check, there were stains of laser beams on the floor and walls and Blue was turned to a corner seeming extremely confused, lifting her front paws as if looking for something
Turns out it was just that Lance got a laser tag somewhere and was hidden on a higher level pranking Blue who had even shot her laser beams at the red spot of light trying to catch it
Red makes fun of Blue for being fooled so easily - turns out to be the next victim when Lance records a ticker and leaves it playing stuck behind Red’s ear while the Lion was in sleep mode and almost falls out of his hiding place trying to hold back the laughter as he watches Keith enter the hangar running and yelling at Red who’s a nervous wreck “WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING IN MY MIND TO GET EVERYONE OUT OF THE CASTLE, WE RAN A SCAN AND THERE’S NO BOMB IN HERE, RED, WHAT THE FUCK, ARE YOUR HEARING SYSTEMS DAMAGED OR WHAT”
Seriously, Shiro once went to check on Black and almost had a heart attack when Blue stepped out of her hangar, stared at him for like 10 seconds with her eye lights very low, then stepped back and hit her head against the wall twice before just lying down and shutting off again
“I love my human boy so much, don’t you dare talking bad of him or you’ll be singing ‘Let It Go’ so frozen you’ll be after I blast you to outer space with my Ice Ice Baby”
Blue managed to actually talk to Lance in his mind instead of just sending him ideas way before everyone else
He almost shitted his pants that day because he thought he was losing his mind or someone was brainwashing him
Turns out Blue thought it was a good idea to have a prank be their first talk ever. Because bonding. She chose a random female voice she picked up from his memories through their connection as Lion and Paladin and it was actually his mother’s voice, cue his panic when he heard it
Lance fell asleep in Blue’s cockpit once so she just lifted her barrier and called it a day
He almost panicked later when Blue was so deep in sleep mode she just wouldn’t wake up as he tried everything insisting he ‘needed to go’
Blue gets distracted way too easily whenever Lance’s piloting her. If he’s not paying attention either, they’ll just collide against stuff on their way because BLUE WON’T REALLY PAY ATTENTION unless if Lance focuses enough to make her focus too
The day Blue showed Lance where her aux cord was located was the day when Voltron’s Transformation Sequence changed forever
Shiro: FORM VOLTRON! Lance: YES I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS *Plays the Power Rangers Theme during the entire sequence* Keith: Lance what the fuck
Blue thinks the song is catchy btw
The other time he played the Attack On Titan theme and Pidge couldn’t stop laughing for some reason
today was a Rough day at work but it was considerably brightened by this commission of Throw Away the Key by a long-time friend @littlestpersimmon ! I’ve always adored their art (specifically in their comic @eeriecrests ) and this piece is no exception! Thank you sooooooooooooo much Bel! <3 <3 <3
The Science of Light, as explained by Lapis Lazuli
so i made this color edit of a screenshot of steven universe -
and got this in response
you’d expect that to kind of be the case, like, oh, her colors are darker, in low light she’d be pitch black, that’s logical, but light and color work in mysterious ways. i actually wanna talk about this because it’s a cool scientific learning experience. so @smug-torracat let’s talk about the physics of light!
here’s a side-by-side comparison of the original (left) and my edit (right), with lapis in white sunlight. white light is a mixture of the entirety of the light spectrum and has every color. so lapis here absorbs all the colors in white light except for blue, which she reflects thus making her blue to our eyes.
the bulb is the sun, the filter is lapis’s skin/dress/hair, the square on the right is our eyes.
now let’s look at a screenshot of lapis in mirror gem/ocean gem.
in this scene, it’s pretty dark, and everything has a vaguely dark blue filter over everything. we can assume that this scene takes place in surroundings with a mixture of low blue light and low white light.
this is my best attempt at recreating the light conditions in the scene. here, lapis is standing in both low blue and low white light. it’s not perfect, but you can see that the lapis on the right has colors extremely similar to the lapis in the mirror gem/ocean gem screenshot.
okay, why isn’t she black? white light + blue light + blue filter = blue appearance.
if the surroundings (the bulb) are bathing lapis (the blue filter) in blue light, then she’s absorbing nothing. blue objects can’t absorb blue light, so the blue light reflects and we (the square on the right) see nothing but more blue.
black is the absence of any color in the light spectrum. in order for us to see black, all light from an object would need to be absorbed. so for lapis to appear black, she would need to be in either red or green light.
if she’s in red light, there’s no blue light to reflect off of her clothes and back to our eyes. blue objects absorb all red light, making the object appear to us as completely black.
you can see how her hair and triangles on her outfit on the right appear almost entirely black, and she’s in mostly shades of gray.
so there you have it - my recolored lapis matches mirror gem/ocean gem lapis without a hitch. yay, colors!