Fake married trope where no one knows that Baze and Chirrut are married (they’re just Guys Being Dudes don'tcha know) and Mon Mothma has an assignment for Jyn and Cassian to go undercover as a married couple but then they can’t do it, so she reluctantly asks Baze and Chirrut if they’ll go, and she’s not surprised at all when Chirrut agrees but she is surprised when Baze does. She tells them they’ll get them different cover stories and Chirrut just tells her there’s no need, they’ll totally pretend to be married it’s nbd
Not to be dramatic but the looks Mako and Korra give each other in the series finale are and forever will be the most loving and heartfelt expressions in any fiction universe and nothing will convince me otherwise
This isn’t really relevant to anything art related but I want to say that if you don’t have anyone to wish a happy Father’s Day to, reach out to your close friends, family, and the other people in your life that have been a guiding hand to you. It doesn’t have to be your biological dad, but tell someone who has been just as good to you as a father could be that you love and appreciate them!
Oh, and one more thing. I don’t feel like this gets brought up very often, but for those of you who have strained relationships with your fathers or father figures, hang in there. If you’re trying to repair a relationship, if you’re trying to cut ties, or even if you’re just trying to get to the next day and don’t know whats ahead, hang in there. Take a step towards a change or don’t, but don’t let this holiday get you down. Things will get better in time, trust me. Don’t be ashamed to reach out and talk to someone if you need it.
AU where it’s illegal for the Avatar to pick their significant other; officials from the next nation in the Avatar cycle meet to choose who the Avatar will marry in an ancient attempt of passing down the Avatar spirit like a lineage but Avatar Aang likes the pretty southern waterbender Katara more than the northen one they chose for him so they elope and start their new life on the run.
If I’m right, AND I DON’T REALLY WANT TO BE RIGHT, their final
moment together doesn’t even get to be a private one, but one only fringing on
the true affection between them. But the FLOATY BUBBLES SAY IT ALL, OK.
YOU CAN MEASURE FEELINGS IN FLOATY BUBBLES ALONE, AND LOOK
HOW MANY THERE ARE.
The third panel is the most striking of them all, because
I’m so sure that it’s their final touch. It’s an unusual angle with an unusual
focus, and I think it’s emphasising that the end of this last gesture between
them is their final goodbye. As he drops her hair for the last time, they will
never see each other again. I just don’t know which one of them it is that’s
about to die.
Hopefully not both but
YOU KNOW HOW CLAMP IS. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.
And then Kuropapa’s off to face his fate.
AND BLESS KUROGANE’S LITTLE HEART, HE WANTS TO GO TOO.
BECAUSE HE FEELS ALL THE SAME FINALITY THAT HIS PARENTS DO BUT FROM WITHIN HIS EXTRA
SPHERE OF POWERLESSNESS THAT SCARES AND FRUSTRATES HIM BEYOND WHAT HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH.
SO HE WANTS TO HELP. HE WANTS TO DO ALL HE CAN TO TRY AND
STOP ANYTHING BAD FROM HAPPENING.
BUT THERE IS NO WAY HE WILL BE ENOUGH.
No-one would ever be enough.
It kills me how even in this, Kuropapa does it in the nicest way possible.
He recognises the feelings Kurogane is having and affirms them. He acknowledges that Kurogane IS, in fact, strong, instead of taking the other possible route and insisting that he’s not strong enough. Because here, too, he knows that this might just be the last moment he gets, and he uses it as a moment of love and encouragement
AND THAT LITTLE HEAD TOUCH. GET OUT OF HERE.
There is no way this is anything but the last thing Kuropapa
ever gets to say to him. There is NO WAY.
LOOK AT THE ART OK. THE NINJAS ARE ALL FADING AS THEY TURN AWAY AND
WALK INTO THE DISTANCE.
THIS IS IT. THEY’RE ALL GONNA DIE.
It’s so clear just how much these final words chained
themselves around Kurogane’s heart and never left him. Even during his darkest days in the future, his obsession with strength always stemmed from this, and it’s so easy to guess
that his bitterness and focus on revenge could have stemmed from an inverted
version of this final statement that Kuropapa gives him.
Kurogane, at his worst, sought strength to
make up for the family he didn’t couldn’t save in this moment.
Kurogane, as he grows to a
better and healthier version of himself, realises that he has more family to
protect, and also that he himself might
also be worth protecting.
But even just here, in this one moment, Kurogane’s father’s
words work on so many levels. Kuropapa does what he does to protect Kurogane,
his wife, and the entire clan – even when the odds are very heavily implying that he won’t be enough. Kuromama
too does what she does to protect them all. Her health is failing her, steadily
slipping away, and yet she insisted on the final blessing to save her husband,
because her strength too is all focussed around saving the ones she loves – her
husband AND her entire clan, and everyone else in the country that relies on
And that’s what will hit Kurogane so hard later. Not only
because losing his family in a horrible and violent manner is one of the worst
things that could ever happen, but also because in his eyes he failed in the same basic tenant that holds his family together. He
wants to go with his father to help protect Suwa, but he can’t. He’s meant to
stay behind and help protect his mother, but he doesn’t manage that either. His
strength, while recognised fondly by his father, is not enough – was never
going to be enough. And that’s exactly what sends him into such horrifying
spiral of murder and revenge and a desperate clawing need to reclaim some
sense that he could have made a difference.
AND JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS SYAORAN GOING TO DO WITH THIS
INFORMATION. HE’S ALREADY READY TO THROW HIMSELF UNDER A BUS TO RESCUE EVEN A
SLIVER OF SAKURA’S SOUL. WE DON’T NEED TO ENCOURAGE THESE TENDENCIES WITHIN HIM
ANY FURTHER THAN THEY ALREADY EXIST.
But actually, now that I think about it, that might be all
the difference. Kurogane’sarc in the
manga overall (so far) is slowly healing and allowing himself to recover. I have a lot of confidence that he’ll
pull it off, because he’s come a long way already, and he’ll be all the
stronger to protect his new family.
I just hope that it’s the new Kurogane that has the biggest
influence on Syaoran and not the old one. Because Syaoran needs to allow
himself to heal as well, and I’m convinced that he doesn’t even know it yet.
It makes me very uncomfortable to see people shipping Pike and Scanlan so hard especially after Scanlan’s return. Pike has always been uncomfortable with his flirtations even when she rolls with it and tries to be funny. I mean, this is a woman who fought in the nude no sweat, talks about going to brothels casually; she isn’t one to be uncomfortable, and Scanlan made her so. His apologizing for objectifying and harassing her was a pivotal moment in their friendship, and to see people reducing the seriousness of Pike’s feelings of betrayal after his leaving with “omg they just need to kiss and make up!!!” disturbs me, as a woman, in ways I could probably articulate but am too tired to at the moment.
It also does Scanlan a disservice in his character growth as he moves beyond his unhealthy infatuation with Pike. Yeah, he might always going to flirt with her because that’s who he is, but it won’t be exclusive and it will be much lighter. I hope both Ashley and Pike don’t ever feel pressured into dating Scanlan for whatever reasons. I think they could be great friends, but that frankly creepy chapter of the gnomes’ lives is hopefully behind them.
Riley sleeps on the couch now because I’ve had enough of her bitch-ass waking up everyone in the house as a toddler with her constant nightmares and I sure as hell am not doing this again during her childhood stage :))))))))
I hate it when people just immediately repeat themselves 2 or 3 times to me and get mad because they assume I’m not listening if I don’t respond. I’m not ignoring you, I just didn’t think to reply or to express a nonverbal queue. There was just nothing to say, and there are only so many times I can nod in agreement in a one-sided conversation.