Starting, of course, with Watanuki dreaming of Himawari. The world is 0% surprised. Because honestly, does he do anything else?
What I DIDN’T initially realise was that the panels were being cut off half way in the first few panels, as if something was blocking half of Watanuki’s vision. And like, Watanuki wakes up to find Mokona on his face doing just that, but I’m not sure that’s entirely it. Because your eyes are already shut when you’re asleep, Watanuki. They were BOTH SHUT.
AT LEAST MOKONA IS PLEASED EITHER WAY.
Real talk though, I read these two pages and thought nothing of them at first, but I keep coming back to the frame on the second page where Watanuki only has one visible eye.
Because that would mean nothing if the manga was written by literally anyone else in the world, but this is CLAMP.
A/N: This is turning into a bi-monthly update… =A=;;;; Sorry for the delay! Too many birthdays and special occasions since then that’s why >w> Any feedback are very welcomed as always, and hope you’ll enjoy this semi-exciting long chapter! Reminder, the school terms in this AU differs from the original. Words: 7,223
I’m screaming I can’t believe there are ppl who seriously believe that a group of right wing religious fundamentalists who were paid by the United States to drive communists out of their country can be in ANY way a force for national liberation like… You don’t have to support the US occupation to know the Taliban is bad??
I love the relationship between Tyrathan and Vol’jin so much. I love how they grow fond of each other, tend at their injuries and become close friends, in a moment so terrible for both of them. The things Tyrathan says to Vol’jin before the final battle with the Zandalari melt my heart, and I was moved to see that he was at the pyre.
But at the end of the book, his choice has hurt Vol’jin, and although I have 1000 heacanons about the possible ways they could have met in the years after the events of Shadow of the Horde, Tyrathan never showed up untill now.
I cope with the pain this ship gives me with this silly thing, I think every Darkspear is somehow protective of their Chief, like a big family. Like ‘oh, hey, are u the human who made Vol’jin suffer?’ *low growl* Zjan isn’t very happy to see him here now, but you never really know about the relationship of others and you should not interfere. Keep your thoughts for you and let him mourn
Before you read this: this post probably contains REALLY bad English. You have been warned.
Imagine Alternate Universe, where just listening to the singing troll makes Bergens happy. There’s no need to eat them. The problem is that Bergens capture them and treat like they’re pets - most of the them are locked in the cages like birds. Usually there’s one troll per Bergen’s house. The only exception is King Gristle, who has at least one troll IN THE ROOM (he’s a king, after all).
Among the trolls he owns there are Poppy and Branch. Their rooms really close, so when they sing loud enough, they can hear themselves. It takes them some days for that, but they fall in love with each other’s voices.
At first Branch didn’t want to sing for anyone, but when he heard Poppy, he needed to let her know that she’s not alone.
Poppy sings about happiness and hope everyday. Sometimes she doesn’t even sing, she literally screams, so she’s sure that Branch can hear her.
I’ve been thinking a lot and I need to let this out somewhere, bear with me this is going to be long
soooo the first time we see the trolls, they are carrying the princess all the way to the king.
and King Peppy is not worried about his daughter, he’s not worried about where she might be or if she’s safe or not, because he TRUSTS his people and knows they’ll keep her safe, he knows she’ll find a way back to him during the run or after
I think the fact that THIS is the first view we have of the trolls tells us something, and it’s that the trolls are like one big family. They all know each other by name, they all help and support each other, they hug each other every hour?? no matter who’s next to you, when hug time strikes you can bet you’re gonna be part of a big group hug.
And this makes me think a lot, especially in regards of Branch and Creek.
Because if Branch hadn’t left the village and isolated himself, the trolls would have totally taken care of him. This little kid with no family, he probably would have been adopted by the whole village. Everyone would’ve made sure he was always well fed and had everything he needed, practically AND emotionally. Unfortunately, Branch didn’t ask for help, and having lost his positive emotions all that was left was sadness and anger and the personality we all can see when he’s first introduced. BUT even as a grumpy hermit troll, he still cares about the others. He cares enough to show up quite often and warn them, either quietly or panicking, but he still wants everyone to be safe. He still has a bit of that “no troll left behind” attitude.
Creek though, Creek does not. Through the movie he seems to be perfectly fitting in the troll society: he joins the group hug, he parties hard, he’s one of Poppy’s closest friends. But as we find out later on, he doesn’t care about his people that much. He is selfish enough to sell everyone out just to survive. His decision goes completely against the troll philosophy. Poppy, the Snack Pack, THE ENTIRE VILLAGE trusted him, and he broke that trust. No wonder Poppy is devastated when she finds out: Creek did something no troll would ever even consider doing. Not even Branch, who seems to hate the other trolls and their “cupcakes and rainbows” view of life, would consider doing that. But Creek did, and I think that’s the reason he actually makes a better villain than Chef. He does a terrible thing, but it’s even worse if you consider where he comes from, and what that action means for his people.