the things i see on the road

You know, I figured people would do this (there were already posts about it before we even knew if Atem was coming back for real or not) but it still annoys me so much.

I mean I get some people didnt want him to come back for whatever reason, that’s fine but saying that it robbed Yugi of his rightful place is just… so wrong??? in my opinion. Like yes, that could have happened. Like I even made a post about it last year I think, about how it’s possible to handle Atem’s return in a way that overshadows Yugi but it’s also possible to not do that and we should give the movie a chance to see which road they decide to take. And honestly, I dont see how what happened could be considered as the first option at all.

For one thing, looking at the most practical physical aspect - Yugi fought three duels in a row, the last of which was a shadow game sapping him of his life force/energy. And he got knocked around so much in the first duel alone, let alone facing Kaiba afterwards who is not an easy opponent to deal with on a good day (and that was definitely not one of his good days). The kid isnt made of stone. I imagine even Atem would have been having diffuclties by that point. Hell, he did have difficulties - when he was in his own body in the Memory World and was fighting Bakura constantly, he too needed Yugi and co and all his priests dying/giving him their ba/ka to help him restore his energy (which actually now that I’m thinking about it, is an amazing parallel and I need to make a seperate post to properly express how it makes me feel, goddamn this ship will be the death of me). So Yugi passing out after all that? Seems a pretty logical thing to do. Especially since he wasnt even using any additional magical powers or anyone else’s energy to keep going.

Secondly, from a character development perspective - Yugi was the boss. This is the kid who couldnt stand in front of crowds without doing an awkward robot walk, stammering and blushing like crazy - and this same kid now not only has no problem dueling in a high-stakes duel in front of the whole city but also has no problem telling the guy who bascially owns said city to back the fuck off. Honestly, how many characters do you think would have the balls to look Seto Kaiba in the eye and say what Yugi said with the full intention of following through on those words? And to have Kaiba actually listen to them?

Not to mention that he’s also doing the speech at their graduation and he looks perfectly at ease with it.

Yugi has grown so much as a character and the movie showed that so well. He’s living his life, he has plans for the future, he’s confident and still sweet, he can now freely and easily stand up for the things and people he cares about, he believes in himself, he’s willing to fight to the end and not give up even when things look doomed… like how does Atem coming at the literal last second to help out ruin any of that? Or take away from Yugi’s spotlight? Because Yugi was supposed to save the world alone? Does that even make sense when the entire core theme of the show is that you should rely on your friends and let them give you strength and that the power of unity and togetherness and friendship is what saves the world in the end and makes the impossible possible? Did Atem save the world on his own or did all his friends and family support him with all their power?

So for me that was the perfect way to handle both Atem’s return and showcasing Yugi’s growth and strength as his own person/duelist.

chillin at our friend Nate’s house watching Fury Road bc he’s only seen it once (which was also with us) and Nate’s smelly little doggo Barley who has the best face

(you can only sort of see it but he’s got this great underbite I love him)

he has a Gumby toy he adores and he’s gruffling on it next to me on the couch when he isn’t demanding pets and sniffing my face

homebody Friday evenings are pretty great but you can do almost the same thing at somebody else’s house and visit their animals too

Dance…. Something I fail at! Let’s get this how on the road before I begin studying rapidly

The boys were pretty bored since you had to leave to go to your job but they still had to do something And Kaede told them to come to this good theater with amazing dancers but one after Kaede started begging relentlessly for them to come no matter who they agreed despite some warnings from [COUGH Hoshi] saying “I’ll probably ruin the show somehow…” But the thing that was the weirdest was seeing you dancing on that stage

Shuichi Saihara

-He can’t help but blush while you dance. Perfectly across that stage he would cheer you on but…
-His nose was bleeding.. And it was bleeding BAD [Mod Kaede silently cries in the corner]
-“..OH GOD SAIHARA ARE YOU O-!!?”
-Not looking at Kaede as she scream yelling for him to stop looking at you
-He saw as you suddenly looked towards him somehow not noticing the line of blood coming out of his nose as you smiled
-He felt himself go limp suddenly but he felt as if he had no regrets…How…Strange
-Bleh
-“SAIHARRRRRAAAAAAAAA”
-[I’m kinkshaming]

Kiibo

-“AMAZING S/O!!!!”
-He couldn’t help but yell with awe at your flawless beauty… How were you so good!!?
-He wanted to watch you forever….
-Of course you stopped but… He still had to ask you how you were so amazing!!!
-So he askes you and you ANWER you just do it learn some moves but really just do it.. [I’m sorry]
-..But if he askes you to dance some things with him it may or may not be because he wants to impress you
-Currently your learning the Tango… He’s failing of course……But he broke 1 thing this week!!! New record!

Ouma Kokichi

-Oh god damnit
-He will make dirty jokes about it
-“Wanna dance in the be-”
-“Ouma no”
-It wasn’t that bad just the standard dirty joke…
-Until he fucking did them while you were sleeping
-HOW DID HE EVEN GET IN YOUR HOU-
-Don’t ANWER that
-“OUMA N-”
-“Ouma YES”
-[Forgive…. Me]

Kaito Momota

-He didn’t know you could dance!
-He yells rapidly as you dance on that stage you look so… So pretty!
-As you finally stopped he rushed towards you tackle-hugging you yelling on and on about how good you were
-He’ll even try to help you when your trying to learn some new dances
-Since he’s weirdly…Good at dancing
-He’ll even make dates about it if your really interested
-He’ll always support you!
-[Space boy :,)]

Amami Rantarou

-Well this is a surprise
-He didn’t know you could dance… And so beautifully!
-He doesn’t cheer until the very end
-And you seem happy at the praise
-You start slowly getting off the stage running towards him
-He’s so happy for yo-
-And than he sees your shoes
-How the fu-….How did he not notice….HOW?
-Damnit who in the world told you to wear that?
-“Amami!”
-As you slowly ran towards him face lit up with hope…
-But no matter what no matter what you wear your happy face makes it seem a bit more apealing
-Bonus
-“Amami? Did you know where I left the shoes for my show? You have to use a cer-
-"Eh? How strange I just brought you new ones…”
-“Oh you did? That’s good… I wonder where I put them though…”
-As you said that you had no clue…
-While in the trashcan they lay stabbed 53 times
-[That’s actually a joke]

Korekiyo Shinguuji

-How graceful..
-How Ineffable
-You looked so angelic dancing across that dimly lit stage
-He was in a state of complete limerence
-Sadly that show was only for a brief moment of time
-But he couldn’t help but smile underneath that mask watching you
-So until everyone left you ran towards him asking if the show was good or not
-He could only say… some words
-“It was truly magnificent”

Gokuhara Gonta

-“Gonta feels happy for you!”
-He couldn’t help but praise you all the way after your show and you seemed happy so that was even better!
-Sadly Gonta doesn’t know how to dance… But he can watch you practice!
-Just don’t hurt any mrs/or mr bugs okay!
-So he’ll most probably watch you dance cheering you on saying how amazing you are
-And you seemed so… Proud.. So happy!
-It made him feel nice..

Ryouma Hoshi

-He feels happy for you
-You seem to be happy from gaining that praise so he’s happy
-“MARRY ME S/O!!!”
-He looked to the guy right next to him seeing he…he was yelling your name and taking pictures He seemed old too..,
-Why?
-“Ah…Hey you shouldn’t really yel-”
-Before he could finish he saw the guy take another picturing of you smiling
-“…You perverted son of a bitch….”
-With that he tackled the male yelling something about ‘Sunshine’ or whatever
-Bonus
-It was only after the show he somehow didn’t get in trouble
-He sat next to you something clenched in his hand
-“Hey Hoshi what are you holding?”
-He looked back at you he seemed to freeze for a moment
-Only a moment though before saying
-“Just something I found….”
-He slowly looked back to the picture of your smiling face

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.