#this is the weirdest smut ive ever written #makes playing favorites look positively normal #metaphorical slurping #misuse of soviet military equipment #erectile dysfunction #unintentionally sad ending #affectionate mantis though
I love this character. Out of all of the Digimon with which I am actually familiar, Diaboromon is the only one that strikes me as both a literal and unintentional metaphor for an actual online presence or behavior resulting from human activity - “internet hate” in this instance. Canonically Diaboromon is the result of hateful and aggressive human behavior in cyberspace coalescing into a malevolent Digimon (Kuramon), who then just goes around fucking shit up for everybody because it can or, depending on how you interpret its character in OWG, because it has no sense of consequence (sound familiar?). Aesthetically, I find Diaboromon to be one of the better, most easily-read and striking designs for a Mega-Level Digimon. It still looks ridiculous but it’s not laughable. Plus, I think the cables that make up its arms and neck are a constant reminder of its ties to being a figure born on and via the internet (a series of tubes), which I think is pretty neat. I’m disappointed that Diaboromon hasn’t made any big appearances since OWG; what Diaboromon “represents” metaphorically still holds as much relevance in 2015 as it did in 1999 / 2000, it’s not like assholery on the internet has gone away or gotten better. It’d be super cool if it reappeared in Digimon Tri.
As an aside, Diaboromon is the only Satan-inspired Digimon that I’ve seen that doesn’t make my eyes roll a mile. Other Digimon (that I’m specifically familiar with) that share the Lucifer or Satan theme are super obtuse in their representation, no subtly at all. Not to say Diaboromon is too subtle itself, but its inspirations / behaviours are more indirect - RE: evil in the hearts of man and etc., instead of “look it’s Lucifer.”
Plus, look at this face:
Can you say “no” to such a face?
I didn’t think so.
(Immediate second is Tanemon, because it is an adorable bean patty.)
Summary: “This isn’t eight months ago. This time they’re trying.” 6x10 reaction. In which Kurt and Blaine survive their first married fight, and they totally rock at this whole married thing. Canon compliant; Klaine.
‘I’m just saying,’ Kurt says as he splits a capsicumin half on the cutting board. ‘If the Warblers are going to be part of the New
Directions then they should probably, you know, be part of the New Directions.’
Blaine expels a breath through his nose. It’s not that
Kurt is wrong; he’s just not getting the
point. ‘I know,’ he says. ‘I get that. And so do my boys. It’s just – we’re
sort of still in mourning. Wearing those blazers is like wearing black at a
Kurt begins cutting the capsicum into neat squares and
transferring them into a bowl. ‘I get that,’ he says evenly. ‘But the fact
remains that we cannot be a team if half of us are refusing to acknowledge that
the team even exists.’
‘It’s not just the Warblers,’ Blaine huffs. ‘Mind
having a word with Kitty and Jane about how they treat my boys?’
‘Your Warblers are refusing to acknowledge that things
have to change if they want to be a part of our team!’ Kurt replies hotly.
‘But they’re not there out of choice!’ Blaine says. ‘We’re
being forced to give up our identity with absolutely no say in the matter!’
‘Don’t yell at me, Blaine,’ Kurt bristles. ‘I’m not the one who burnt down your
Blaine opens his mouth to snap back (‘You could at
least show a little compassion – ‘)