what i love about him:

I haven’t painted Lei in a year because I’m awful,,, but I’ve made a whole bunch of character changes to him anyway :)

It’s really interesting to me that what is arguably Lance’s greatest strength is also his biggest source of insecurity. 

Like, this boy is so adaptable. You can throw him into space, into a war, into a new lion, and he’ll essentially shrug his shoulders and slot himself into place. What makes the kid a powerhouse is that you can put him in any circumstance and he’ll find out where he fits and pretty much be able to hold his own there. He can integrate himself into basically any group dynamic (see: rebel mermaids, Hunk + Lance + BoM, and Team Voltron after Shiro). What Lance brings to the table is an ability to do what’s needed, to fill roles that need filling, and to mesh with anyone. 

But, for someone who values standing out, that would be seen as a negative trait. Lance wants to carve out his own place in the group– it’s why he’s so attached to the idea of being the “sharpshooter” (though, that does appear to be a niche of his!!). To him, it seems like everyone else around him has this “thing” that makes them special and unique– and, since he doesn’t (or, at least, he thinks other people don’t think he does) he feels sort of average and unskilled by comparison. 

The creators have said before that Lance’s character is about “providing what’s needed at the time” and like. Exactly. His “thing” is that he can essentially take on any “thing” you need him to and do it at least decently. That’s what makes him unique, and I can’t wait to see him realize it.

I really adore the duality of Lance being this pushy and sort of bratty guy while also being the most emotionally sensitive member of the team. Like, he’ll be rude? But he knows exactly when to stop before he’s crossed a line and he takes special care to do so. He feels for other people, even during moments where he’s mad or jealous or frustrated. He’s able to pack away those feelings the second he realizes someone’s really hurt and has an almost intrinsic understanding of what the other person needs to hear to be comforted or encouraged. His speeches this season? Legendary tbh. He’s just so empathetic, it’s incredible. 

“Why does the les mis fandom obsess over les amis when they have no content and aren’t even the main characters???”

i mean idk about you but i can relate much more to young people suffering at the hands of society than i can about an old dude who yanked a child from the woods and carries wigs in his pockets

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Henrik talking about the connection between him and Tarjei

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Grif is struggling but so is Locus.

Just help him out, dude.

@telekinetic-pony had this wonderful idea and I couldn’t help but to draw it.

What I Love About - Okumura Rin

So the new anime and rereading the manga has reminded me how much I love this precious half-demon. Now I’m sharing it with you.

  • From the very first chapter, it establishes how nice Rin is.
    • Seriously, throughout the entire series we see that Rin is nicer than most of the humans he comes across.
    • Makes you wonder who the real monsters are. (Always a good theme to explore.)
  • He likes helping people.
  • Most of the times he gets in trouble it’s because he’s trying to help someone.
    • It’s unfortunate that his dad and brother never took the time to explore why he was getting into fights.
  • Anyway, his greatest desire is to help others, whether human, animal, or, nowadays, even demon.
    • I seriously love this which is why I’ve mentioned it like three times.
  • His kindness is his most attractive feature.
  • I love his stubbornness and his determination.
    • Trying to get him to change his mind is like trying to move a brick wall when you don’t have super strength.
    • How many times have we seen him say he’ll do something, people say he can’t do it, and then he does it anyway and it freaking works?
    • When he says something he freaking does it.
  • Rin keeps his promises.
    • Even with the situation with Shima, technically everything worked out like he said it would.
    • Promises are important to him.
  • He doesn’t really seem to hate other people. I mean, he clearly dislikes several people *cough* Amaimon *cough*, but truly hate? I think Satan’s the closest recipient of that.
  • Rin loves with everything he has.
    • It’s amazing to see how much he loves.
    • He loves his dad Shiro, his brother Yukio, his friends, Shiemi, Shura.
    • He gives these people everything he has and more.
  • Rin cares for people and wants to protect them all.
  • I love his relationship with Kuro. They’re a good match for friends and training partners.
  • I also love his relationship with Shura. She’s like the big sister he never had.
  • Though it’s complicated, and definitely needs improvement, I also like how he acts with Yukio.
    • He clearly admires Yukio without feeling jealous.
    • I’m jealous of how he doesn’t get jealous.
  • I love his optimism. Given what he’s been through, he has every right to be down, but he generally doesn’t let it.
  • Rin does get thoughtful and down though. Remember when he was imprisoned in the Kyoto Arc?
    • Actually it’s times like that where I worry about his mental state. He’s been through a lot of crap, and no one is really paying attention to protecting him emotionally/mentally.
    • Give him more hugs.
  • Actually, his self-sacrificing nature is a double-edge sword.
    • How many times has he straight up told people that he’s fine with them attacking or killing him if it made them feel better?
    • Get a self-preservation instinct, Rin.
  • I love how he still remembers to try to have fun.
  • I like how Rin takes pride in his cooking and is so awesome at it.
  • Rin also doesn’t seem to mind when he had to dress like a girl.
    • Seriously, he was pretty chill about the whole thing.
  • He’s seriously cute. Always.
  • He’s actually the mature one of the Okumura Twins.
  • Considering everything, he’s handled stuff pretty well.
  • Rin is really good at handling emotions. Both his own and others.
    • He can connect with people by equating his experiences with others’.
    • He’s also good at accepting how others feel. I made a post already about how he just accepted it when he thought his friends hated him and he also accepted Shiemi’s rejection and handled it really well.
    • He made it clear that he was fine with just being friends.
  • He tries hard not to let others’ make the same mistakes he did. That’s one of the things that pisses him off.
  • He’s strong physically and mentally.
  • He believes in the best of people.
  • Rin is one of the biggest sweethearts ever.

I love him. There’s probably more, but I cannot articulate it fully right now. Just give my precious half-demon hugs and don’t kill him.

anonymous asked:

can you draw some Sonny n Graffiti Pete Valentine's Day love !! I wanna surprise my girlfriend she loves them more than me

getting pete to accept that sonny actually likes him is a full time job