The Overwatch art book is mostly amazing concepts with mediocre outcomes in the actual game but I would rather have EVERYTHING we have now (including Bland Sexualized Mercy) than have Mccree as a racist motherfucker
*pounds fist on table* ok i need to talk about the god-tier klance moments in s3e03 “the hunted” because damn there’s a couple scenes that are so powerful and important and i just….holy shit. buckle up, y’all.
this episode is fucking great for a lot of reasons, but one of my favorite parts of it is how much it shows the development of keith & lance’s relationship: especially 1) how good lance has become at grounding keith & helping him control his reckless impulses, and 2) how keith feels like he can be open and honest with lance about his fears/insecurities––which is a big fucking deal because we’ve almost never seen him do this.
the first scene that really struck me is this part where keith is leading the team after lotor and it’s just….a big mess. he’s not thinking about keeping the team together. allura’s falling behind and he’s not paying any attention. he’s not considering that this might be a trap. all he can think about is diving in headfirst without considering the consequences.
and then this happens:
uhhhh….oh my god??
look, we know how keith gets. we know how hot-headed and stubborn he can be. i mean listen, we’re talking about this kid who literally tried to fight zarkon by himself.
and yet…..even in the middle of this intense chase, lance gets through to him. he brings keith down from that battle-rage and makes him see reason. and he does it in a way that’s straightforward and brutally honest (“you’re endangering the team and you can’t do this”) which i think is exactly why it works. that’s the kind of direction keith needs, and tbh out of everyone on the team it makes the most sense that it comes from lance.
me: hey can i get a fucking uhhhhh lance being keith’s impulse control dreamworks: *gives me this* me: *kicking down the door* HOLY FUCK MOM
and look i was already sobbing over this one small part but then we get THIS….THIS SCENE….
oh boy oh wow where do i stART?!
god damn this scene is beautiful––visually, thematically, it’s just …. so powerful and significant.
first of all i need to freak out a little over the way the scene is set up and how wonderful the symbolism is.
it starts with keith literally in the shadows, and then slowly emerging and drifting up towards lance with their lions facing each other. lance & red are above keith & black which is really interesting.
as we all know, keith is the leader right now. and yet, both literally and figuratively, he’s not positioning himself higher than lance––in fact, he’s doing the very opposite. and his lion doesn’t have her head lowered in shame either; the lions are directly looking each other in the eyes (which i feel like is pretty damn rare??) and that’s very meaningful. everything about the visual setup of the scene just screams openness, honesty, vulnerability.
(side note: also wow @ that red and blue background, amiright)
and then we have everything that keith says. and boy….there’s so much to unpack here:
- he admits it was his fault and he led everyone into a trap - he also admits that everyone warned him (lance warned him) and he wasn’t listening - and because of that he put everyone else in danger
and man i gotta give huge props to steven yeun here because his voice acting in this scene….jeez it broke my heart. keith says all this so quietly, his voice is literally shaking. shit, he sounds close to tears. this is possibly the closest we’ve ever seen keith to totally breaking down and it’s just…..it hurts so much and it’s so important.
it really hits you in this moment that keith is a kid. he’s a teenager!! he didn’t want to lead the team & he doesn’t know how to do it. he can’t do it by himself. he doesn’t say any of that explicitly here but it’s 100% clear that that’s exactly what he’s saying.
and he says this to lance of all people. lance, his supposed “rival”! you would think lance would be the last person he’d want to turn to for reassurance or to blatantly admit “wow i fucked up real bad.” and yet….here we are. it’s moments like these that really prove that under the surface, these two don’t hate each other in the least. they like each other. they respect each other. they rely on each other!! (*whispers* space ranger partners….)
and lance’s response only proves my point even more. he could easily have said “i told you so” or otherwise berated keith for his mistake. but he doesn’t! his answer is:
- yes, you messed up. - but we’re going to fix it. we. i can’t stress that enough! he doesn’t say “you messed up and now you have to do something about it.” he doesn’t say “you messed up and now i’m going to take over and do something about it.” he’s essentially saying “yeah you made a mistake but that’s in the past….and now we’re going to take care of it together.”
and that’s?? so great?? because keith more or less admitted that he was feeling this huge burden weigh down on him, and lance––in his own subtle way––lifted that weight off keith’s shoulders. he’s reassuring keith that he’s not alone in this. *wipes tears from my eyes*
and if all that wasn’t enough, keith immediately saying “you’re right” makes it all the more significant. he’s openly admitting once again that he fucked up, but he’s also agreeing with lance’s statement that they can still turn things around and fix his mistake as a team. which is…..wow.
tl;dr - everything about this pair of scenes just proves how keith & lance work so well together and need each other. it shows how important it is for them to be open and honest with each other, and demonstrates how they both have that capability.
and i’m gonna scream about it for a hundred years.
“Let the hate go.” he said. “Let it all—go. The burdens that you’ve been keeping inside your heart. The darkness that surrounds it. Please do not keep that baggage with you forever. I know, it’s the hardest thing to do, but how will you be able to know if it’s worth it, if you wouldn’t even want to give it a try? This time, listen to your heart carefully. Close your eyes and let it flow. Let the feelings run through. Darling please remember, that we aren’t living in the past. You aren’t in the same position as you were ten years ago. This is the present. This is what you should be thinking of .” he held her hand tightly and said, “I am not him. And he was not me. And just because I am asking you to forgive him, that doesn’t mean that I am also asking you to forget everything he did. I am just asking you not to let him ruin everything we have right now. Because I love you. And I can never afford to lose you. Please darling, not you”.
A/N: Thank you so much for reading. I’m really loving these character and this series. Thank you for your wonderful responses. I also love the debate that this made last night, it’s so special to see people invested enough in these characters that they pick sides. A special thank you to the people who looked this over for me @atc74 and @sylverminx
This is unbetaed, all mistakes are my own
***THE TAGLIST FOR THIS SERIES IS CLOSED**
The tears stream down your face, hot and messy, you don’t bother to brush them away. You don’t know where you were planning on going, your feet are stuck here in the dimly lit parking lot as your eyes search, brain on overdrive trying to think of something, anything to make this better.
A hand on your shoulder makes you fling around, scared, you hadn’t heard Sam walk up behind you, “Y/N?”
You don’t say anything, just wrap your arms around your friend and let him pull you against him as he tells you that everything is going to be alright.
His arms loosen and he pulls your face up, “Where are you going?”
“I-I don’t know,” you sob, the words tumbling out.
“Come on,” he wraps his arm around your shoulders, “nothing’s open now anyways.”
request - bruh ok first of all i love your writing second of all after reading the ‘fighting with peter would include’ thing i am desperate for some sub!peter holy shit please fulfill my sinful needs, loveeeee you!
a/n - shoutout to that anon, this one’s for you boo. don’t forge to request a peter parker/spider-man fic if you’d like and follow!
The clock had chimed half past 2 in the afternoon as Peter and I were sitting together at the small dining table just across from his living room. Our schoolwork was spilled out in front of us, with our pencils tied to our hands. We were reviewing for an upcoming test in math, a subject that we both dreaded with everything we have.
“Wait, what’s the answer to number four again?” Peter asked, eyebrows furrowed.
“56.” I told him, tapping my pencil in the textbook. “It shows why right here.”
Peter groaned and leaned his back into the chair, hanging his head as he lost his motivation to continue studying. As much as I wanted to ditch this and go up to the city for the day, we both were really not trying to sacrifice our grades. We really are nerds like that.
“(Y/N), I can’t do this anymore.” He complained, sliding his notebook onto the table.
“You think I want to be studying right now, Peter?” I cocked my eyebrow, turning my head to look at him.
“It really does look like you want to, by the looks of it.” He remarked. Oh. So he has an attitude now?
“Excuse me?” I retorted, this time putting my notebook on the table. “Just study, Peter. It’s not that hard.”
I just had this little conversation with a member of the Jumin Han Protection Squad…
And we’re wondering, why do people forgive Saeyoung’s actually shitty behaviour, but not Jumin?
Like Saeyoung has his “violent” outburst by smashing Robocat, he’s actively mean to the player, he won’t allow the player to leave Rika’s apartment and as soon as the player does, he’s putting tracking devices on her clothing while the player has no chance of even saying no. He’s actively saying stuff like “I don’t know whether you’re just light hearted or actually stupid” . Not to mention that he stays in the apartment for days and won’t leave.
How come people are so thrown off by Jumin, who’s literally like “You can sleep in my bed, I don’t want to send you home late in the evening. Want me to read you a book so you can sleep better? I’ll make you strawberry pancakes for breakfast. Oh yeah, by the way if you want to get a massage or go shopping, you can do all that, we have everything you could possibly need in the building. In case you wanna go outside and get some fresh air, we have a beautiful garden on the roof top.”
How come Saeyoungs pretty fucking obvious misbehaving is ignored/forgiven? While Jumin does something wrong by intimidating MC and what not, realises it in the next chat, and apologises without hesitation?
Is that because Saeyoung’s Route is supposed to be the true route? Like, I don’t get it.