Fairy Tail 522-523 Gray and Gruvia Thoughts (Spoilers)
I debated whether or not to post my thoughts since I’m super tired. But since it’s quite a hard chapter for Gruvia shippers I decided to add my small cents.
When I read the chapter I was pissed then very sad because I remember Gray promising Juvia an answer after the war, thus giving her and us hope, while knowing what his trump card was. This can easily be taken as a screw you to be honest. And that he never really was going to offer Juvia a future. I re-read these chapters tons of times and even went to read 453 again to find some solace. Why? Because Gray was shown genuinely happy when he was thanking Juvia. When he asked her to let him focus. There is no way Gray was leading a woman, who he knows loves him so much, to just be a jerk. Nope, that is not who Gray Fullbuster is. So then what the hell happened?
Yup, this is true. He tried to kill his friends, both Juvia and Natsu. He also injured Erza when she tried to stop them. And if you’re questioning how this trauma has affected him well here you go:
He feels he has lost the right to be part of his family. For so long he has had the weight of those who sacrificed for him. He has felt unworthy and even tried to kill himself. But he decided against it for his loved ones. But this time he was the one causing the hurt. He was so pissed that he was willing to kill Natsu. He hurt Juvia physically even if it was against his will. It was his body, his mind that was controlled. And in his mind he thinks he doesn’t deserve to be with them and maybe even loved/cared for. So what can he offer instead of the pain he feels his existence causes? Well he thinks its peace and for Natsu, his best friend, a chance to live:
If you look at his expression he is content because he truly believes what he is doing is for the best to protect his friends. This time he was going to go through with it because he found a way to save everybody while sparing the pain his sacrifice would cause. He loves his friends so much and seeing how he hurt them was the final straw:
Poor Gray, not so long ago he was telling Lyon how far he has grown to only be slapped with reality when tested. Gray might have beat Invel’s ass but the winner was Invel if you think about it. He messed with his mind enough to break him by going after two of his most precious people: Juvia and Natsu.
Back to 453, I think when Gray promised Juvia his answer he meant it. Yes he knew of his trump card but it was more of a last resort he didn’t think he had to use. Here is the crunchyroll translation:
He says he has a secret plan. It could be his trump card or not. Then he adds both Zeref and END. It seems to me he wanted to fight two enemies not just one. Unless his plan was to get them both in the same location to perform iced shell don’t know how he would have gone after the other if he was non-existent. Another interesting thing is Gray was set on destroying/killing not sealing. And as Zeref stated he wasn’t going to kill him; only temporary stop him. Another thing to consider, he was with Juvia up till the battle with Invel. Do you honestly think he would have kept/let Juvia by his side to watch him end his life. Nope, he isn’t cruel.
Again this seems more like Gray’s desperate measure to protect thanks to what he has gone through during the war. This wasn’t plan A. Just like Juvia who learned blood make. She learned it in case something were to happen to Gray. It was a last resort for her as this iced shell was for him:
This chapter tells me Gray is still in need of help. He needed Natsu punching and begging him to live. He needs someone to love him more than he does himself. But more importantly he needs someone to help him forgive himself. This is where Juvia will come in. She will be his rock just like when he cried on her. In case you haven’t noticed Juvia wasn’t anywhere near. Coincidence? Hecks no! Mashima purposely left her out for a reason. Gray could never hurt Juvia so for this angst to happen she needed to be out of the picture. I doubt we’ll get Gruvia anytime soon but when we do it will be emotional.
“Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it’s ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don’t have children. And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance. I hope they learn that it isn’t ok to make fun of people or call people names. I hope one day YOU learn what it takes to be a parent. A kind selfless parent. A working parent. A parent that puts themselves in someone else’s shoes. Maybe you can’t get it through your thick fucking skull, but nursing a baby for a year (and pumping in a van between takes, in the dead of summer in Georgia) is a lot of work, determination, and scheduling. So before you decide to make a comment about my chest being “too large” or how “fat” I’ve become, just know that this little girl got the best start to life. I wouldn’t have changed it for a second. I would’ve gladly continued to eat enough calories to produce milk for her little bones to grow. Also, grow the fuck up. Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully. I’m sure she knows how “courageous” you must be for trolling and hiding behind your Iphone and computers. P.s. I would LOVE to see any man or woman give birth to a baby, nurse the baby, and then work 17 hour days and NAIL their own stunts. P.s.s. Be kind to each other. We need it now more than ever. ❤️✌🏼️
” - Alanna Masterson
JACKSON WANG WITH GLASSES APPRECIATION POST (a.k.a my aesthetic)
Let me bless your dash really quick with some pictures of one of the most precious people on this earth. The Wang and only (see what i did there ;) ), my King, Jackson Wang. Grab a water bottle and take a seat because you’re going to need to quench that thirst soon.
Are you ready? Ok, LET’S GO Im not ready myself
Jackson with glasses + suspenders combo OMFG kick me pls
My cute King ♥
Why does he look like Jonghyun from SHINee in this pic below? lol
history meme(french edition) → 8 moments (1/8) The evacuations of the Louvre Museum
The two evacuations of the Louvre Museum, in 1914 and later in 1939, took place both times under perilous circumstances, and remained a great traumatism for its head and staff. While Paris was either under the bombings, or under the pressure of the Nazis, a group of people emptied the Louvre from its most precious treasures, risking their lives to protect what they believed in: art. The story goes that in 1914, when the first evacuation took place, the conservator himself pulled the Mona Lisa out of its frame - it had returned back only in the previous January after having been stolen for several years -, put it with extreme care in its wooden box, and slept over it in the train on the way to Toulouse. The first evacuation was extremely difficult and quite spectacular; no plan had ever been made for such circumstances, not even during the Commune in 1871. The second evacuation benefited however from a first protocol established in the 30s; the head of the National Museums endured valiantly the pressure displayed by the Nazis during most of WWII, and always refused to transfer back the works that were sheltered in the South. As of today, the Louvre Museum updates its evacuation protocol about every two years, with a list of about fifteen persons ready day and night to be called in case of emergency; bombing, fire, war, even nuclear attack are being anticipated to protect some of the most precious treasures in the world. Rumor has it that the Louvre’s current protocol is established to transfer its works in less than 5 hours.
About the ship wars on this fandom (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫･*:.｡. .｡.:*･
Seriously guys, why don’t you just use your energy and love to create content to your OWN ship(s) and characters you like instead of using it to HATE and talk shit about the others??!!! Please??!! Thank you!!!??
Don’t adjust your screen, this ink is totally green! I got my hands on limited edition Lamy Petrol cartridges, which have this lovely muted, dark green colour. It’s very similar to Sailor Jentle Four-Seasons Miruai, which is making me think I should pick up a bottle of it (Lamy Petrol sold out extremely fast pretty much everywhere so the bottles are virtually unavailable at a decent price). 📗💚🌱✨
I love this mug a lot too, it’s been offered to me as a birthday gift by a close friend of mine who will be soon returning from studying in Korea for over 2 years. The tea in it is an Earl Grey that has been gifted to me by my best friend after her trip to England. To top it off, my Lamy Vista has been offered to me by my boyfriend. It feels so nice to be surrounded by gifts from some of the most precious people in my life. 😊💕