back when I was 21 I had to walk uphill both ways to find one planetes gif from 2003, and now we live in an age of true abundance where I can just type “ai tanabe” into a search bar of something called “tumblr” and images of my most beloved child punching some dude in the face appear as if by magic
here is a slightly edited version of a rec post I made about Planetes-the-anime a million years ago
Planetes is a show about a bunch of people on a space station who are debris collectors. They are an international team of total weirdos who aren’t really respected by the other departments because of the nature of their actually incredibly important job. Our main heroes, as far as such an ensemble show has them, are Hachirota Hoshino, who has ambitions beyond being a space office drone he isn’t sure how to achieve, and Ai Tanabe, the newest member of the team who is big-hearted and awkward and idealistic to the point of going totally overboard.
Planetes is about space, and human development and involvement in it, colonialism and power and privilege and responsibility, the inherent tragedy and beauty that comes from working among it. It is about the good and bad of ambition, and what drives people to do drastic things, and building sustainable life philosophies in an unsustainable world. And most of all about how the most important thing, the thing that makes space not empty, are the connections you form with others.
I hate that trope of where person A is in love with person B, but person B isn’t interested in person A so person A spends way too much time chasing after person B to a point where it’s creepy
Like if you really really liked this person then you’d care about their feelings more than your own, and should they not return your feelings you would still want the best for them without pursuing them to a really bad point?
Apparently, the one thing I like drawing more than Pokemon is Fakemon and fusions.
It’s “fur” is actually made of wax and it drips everywhere. It’s lil’ feets click-clack on the ground wherever it goes. It will chew your shoes and then accidentally set them on fire, not recommended for inexperienced trainers.
You can change the trim by feeding it special items that change the fire color (like how you can change real fire colors depending on what chemicals you’re burning). Then it shakes off the wax and it “grows” back in the new trim. As for the hat… magic.