i just had a fucking RAGER of a shutdown like the worst one ever and i’m trying to pull myself out of it so really what better of a time than this
she uses the exact same communication methods when she’s commanding a crowd as she does in every day conversation. it’s a little offputting and perplexing to everyone else, and she struggles very hard to communicate one on one.
she always thought she’d be a terrible leader because she really just doesn’t seem to be very good at talking to people and making people like her, but she’s stunned to find that 1. giving uninterrupted speeches where she gets very passionate about her topic go over quite well in front of a crowd 2. being very Intense and Focused when making a point in front of an audience is perceived as a sign of strength and wisdom, rather than aggressive or a turn off like it is when making small talk
her movements seem kind of mechanical or stuttered to most people. the only time her body seems to work the way she needs it to is when she’s fighting.
her lending her strength out to other people is genuinely the most selfless and compassionate act she’s capable of making, because it depletes nearly all of her spoons and makes her enormously vulnerable until she has time to recharge
she has such a difficult time with sarcasm. she ends up being grateful for her reputation as a super intense and slightly terrifying leader because this is the facade she uses to disguise that she literally cannot understand other people’s senses of humor sometimes.
she’s actually a super sweet and sensitive person but she often panics and feels so uncomfortable when other people start making jokes or using heavy sarcasm or excessively dry humor that she doesn’t understand, so she’ll leave the room.
it’s really sad and makes her feel sort of helpless because she can’t quite make friends and everyone seems to think she hates them, but she doesn’t realize that she has a resting bitch face and she just really truly genuinely forgets to say basic greetings sometimes.
she h h h h aa a a t e s showering, the water pellets feel like they’re attacking her and bar soap is hopelessly dry and starchy feeling and scented shampoos or shower gels feel nice but are so strongly scented that it sends her into sensory hell
she is absolutely floating on cloud nine when she discovers the roman baths.
sometimes she’ll be doing okay and everything will be cool but she just. needs a second. so she’ll quick find a door to lock herself behind and FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP FLAP….”phew.” and then go resume whatever she was doing.
she has a playlist of instrumental music (her faves are strings) and after a hard day of praetor work, she’ll put her headphones in and slowly rock back and forth to unwind. that’s like her favorite activity to do she could sit like that for hours.
she doesn’t really have meltdowns or shutdowns in the traditional sense but she DOES dissociate when she gets like really agitated. it’s a fairly new symptom (or it used to happen rather a bit when she was younger but she seems to have blocked it out, because it stopped when she arrived at camp jupiter and only starts up again once the war is over.) it’s more connected to her emotional state than anything else.
she looks very outwardly chill when she’s dissociating and it tends to be the “my body is moving on autopilot but i actually have literally no control of what i’m doing rn and i feel like i’m watching myself from outside my body” kind. if it gets REALLY bad though (like as in she’s very very agitated and emotionally distressed) it’s the “who’s fucking hand is this” kind
her dogs act like therapy dogs, really. she’s such a lucky bastard to have them i swear
she can usually sense when she’s going nonverbal before it actually happens (Luck y BASTARD) so she’ll start communicating in grunts and one word answers on purpose to like, charge up, or store energy or whatever.
she’s really good at keeping several spoons on reserve for important moments. she unfortunately had a lot of time to practice this with a childhood as rough and awful as her’s was.
if she says “i don’t want to talk about this” she really fucking means i literally do not—cannot talk about this right now and if you do not drop it i am literally going to fucking lose it. she usually leaves the room before it gets that bad.
cc’s spa is such a nice place for her because she can just braid people’s hair for hours and hours and she doesn’t have to talk to them or look at them she can just like use their hair and it feels so stimmy and nice
she is a hu m m e r she does a steady monotone hum when she’s happy or content or relaxed. circe’s customers used to gossip about it and she got really embarrassed so she made herself stop, and she doesn’t pick up the habit again until she’s at camp jupiter.
jason always thought it was really cute and he wisely never commented on it because he had a feeling it would make her self conscious (he was right). he always felt strangely honored that she felt comfortable enough that she would do it in front of him (even if he didn’t understand that it was a stim, he clearly knew it was something she did when she was happy and relaxed and only when she was alone or alone with him).
she was selectively mute (partially nonverbal??? idk what the terminology is for this is actually but It’s A Thing) as a child and so that was how she got diagnosed, because her teachers were always like “um HELLO sir your daughter doesn’t speak to us?? literally ever???” and her dad was like a total deadbeat, so he probably just punished her for it or called her stupid or whatever, but hylla exhausted all her resources researching it and was the best most supportive big sister any autistic kid could ask for.
eye contact is super bad in one on one or small scale situations but once again she looks a lot more comfortable in a crowd because she can just stare at everyone’s forehead or scan faces without really seeing
she’s super hyperempathetic towards animals!!!! (don’t fucking make me think about scipio!!!!!!! there was no fucking reason he needed to die!!!!!!!!!!!)
also animals really like her. this is a helpful skill when meeting lupa, understandably. she’s very good at wolf language, considering she doesn’t use words as her like most primary kind of communication (and sometimes feels like verbal speech is impossible)
you know in interstellar when they reach a planet with so much gravity or whatever that time moves slower relative to time on earth? so when they come back to earth everyone they knew is either dead or really old????
imagine that but in voltron with the paladins and their families………
♤ very very very serious
♤ totally serious
♤ EXTREMELY SERIOUS
♤ the most serious of all of exo
♤ i’m so serious right now
♤ like he’s the most serious better not mess with him
♤ very serious don’t mess
♤ y’all better not screw up k
♤ Y’ALL BETTER NOT SCREW UP. K.
♤ honestly i swear
♤ speaking of the gif above,
♤ hair is amazing
♤ i’d say on fleek but i’d die of being trendy
♤ THOSE EYEBROWS
♤ VERY PRETTY EYEBROWS
♤ WHAT A PLEASANT MAN
♤ VERY AESTHETIC
♤ Y’ALL BETTER ADD BALD KRIS IN YOUR MOODBOARDS ON MY DASH
♤ i’m telling u guys the world needs more bald kris
♤ it’s what all the teenaged gals are talking about now
♤ SUPER STYLISH
♤ THE BEST
♤ MY FASHION INSPIRATION
♤ HE INSPIRES ME TO BE A FASHION ICON
♤ LIKE ACTUALLY
♤ FASHION SO HOT I’M TALKING IN CAPS AGAIN
♤ SOMEONE SAVE ME
♤ DON’T YOU DARE HARASS HIS FASHION SENSE I WILL FIGHT YOU
♤ FOR REAL I’M NOT SCARED !!!!1!!1!
♤ would wear that meat dress better than lady gaga i’m absolutely serious
♤ constantly in fight mode
♤ especially when tao is around
♤ like dude you’re asking for it
“ge, what was that for??”
♤ “you asked for it”
“i never asked you to punch me”
“you breathing was a sign from the universe for me to punch you”
♤ i swear he can and also will fight tao
♤ ANY DAY OF THE WEEK
♤ constantly angry face but it’s just his resting face or his tao is nearby face
♤ but people misjudge him bc of his appearance
♤ which is fucked up
♤ like never judge a pERSON WITHOUT KNOWING THEM FIRST
♤ was highkey going to say the infamous line but i’d never forgive myself
♤ his smile makes me happy
♤ v unique smile
♤ glowy smile
♤ also that deep voice licks lips
♤ damn it i’m emo again thinking about him here comes the emo section beware
♤ when he left exo the world stopped for a minute
♤ just one minute
♤ our clumsy cool kid left exo
♤ and i felt bad
♤ kris stans cried probably maybe
♤ but honestly sm lost such a good artist
♤ but little did we know he’d go on to find a great career
♤ which is why we should all be proud of him
♤ BE PROUD OF OUR BOY
♤ he grew up from harassing tao to harassing his hair be proud
♤ old joke but chicken
♤ so stylish don’t you agree
♤ kris stans reblog and say hELL YEAH
♤ did that gif above make u thirsty
♤ i’m not even a kris stan but damn
♤ how is he
♤ stop it kris
♤ wu yifan you better not
♤ can i just
♤ he searches himself
♤ i wanna do that but nothing would happen
♤ like um ??????
♤ he could breathe and the world would explode oh wait
♤ also can you freestyle ????
♤ bc i can’t
♤ thanks for making my self esteem lower than it already was wu yifan
♤ just kidding lol he’s like woAH
♤ like him making tao look blank on happy camp always makes me giggle
♤ kris and chanyeol
♤ makes the world a lil brighter
♤ wouldn’t you agree
♤ they match together so well
♤ it’s like heaven
♤ also the two tall guys
♤ bullying the two shorter guys
♤ lol what a nice concept
♤ wouldn’t you agree oh shit i said it again !!
♤ but honestly kris and chanyeol are so cute together
♤ my heart melted writing this post
♤ i’m not even a kris stan lol
♤ like until writing this i never realized kris was such a beautiful human
♤ but now dUDE
♤ STOP KILLING ME
♤ ugh i’m hopeless
♤ is this what it’s like being a kris stan
♤ bc the struggle i don’t blame u he’s a glamourous human
♤ sigh i wish he was still with exo
♤ sUPPORT KRIS WU
2. I don’t get how you could be kin with something you clearly can’t understand. I talked about a couple of characters just once some time ago and never mentioned anything in particular about original characters (or their eventual concept/story) again. What if it turns out that one of them does something you don’t really like? Shoot me because your “memories” of my characters don’t match with the personality i reveal later? Which is something i’ll NEVER do anyway. My characters were not thought to be protagonists of a story but rather the embodiment of concepts. I simply give the characters a recurring face to better identify the concepts. Some of them have more lore than others, some not. Personally i’m not really interested into this whole OC culture neither. And don’t even dare to come at me with the “copying mechanism” excuse.
3. Why am i even explaining this? Don’t do this, thanks.
SongBird a.k.a Siren / Support Hero I’ve been wanting to design an Overwatch Omnic/OC for awhile now, and this particular concept of a siren omnic that hums and sings, but doesn’t actually speak (nonverbal: like how bastion communicates). I doodled out some basic concept ideas of her but it was hard to nail down a version that met overwatch aesthetic. b/c the characters themselves dont have complex designs. So I just kept simplifying the concept.
I always thought it was a little bit too convenient that Rem fell for Misa just as badly as Jealous did because her sacrifice seemed too deus ex machina to me but I digress. What do you think Rem saw in Misa attraction-wise?
Thank you for this question, because it allows me to bust out analysis notes I took over a year ago and never finished precisely because I didn’t feel this made too much sense. I think now I am ready to present my best idea of how Rem makes sense, though. Ultimately, I’d agree that Rem isn’t written too consistently though, so this is a lot of patchwork guessing to turn her into a character with internally logical motivations.
First, Rem is (according to her own statement) not in love with Misa romantically like Jealous was. I agree that’s a tragedy because we would have deserved lesbian shinigami Rem, but it’s still canon so that’s the angle I take to approach the matter.
I personally view Rem’s attachment to Misa more as a testament to her immense fascination with love and sacrifice as concepts, which she has a fairly twisted (or rather nonhuman) understanding of.
Her introductory panel shows right off the bat what Rem’s expectation of people is for them to act selfishly. Her view of what constitutes for selfishness is very much devoid of abstraction here: she can’t tell that Misa is ultimately supporting Kira for extremely selfish reasons. She only sees that Misa is “acting for the the presumed benefit of someone else” and concludes she’s not selfish (enough). Misa thus deviates from the expected norm.
That’s something Rem has a pre-existing fascination with. We can only assume she stayed with Jealous for much the same reason: where all other shinigami have no interest in the human world (her included, until she joins Jealous), Jealous is an outsider. And even though Jealous didn’t know he would die if he saved Misa, even the fact that he’d go out of his way to help a human at all strikes Rem as impressive and new.
When she observes Jealous’ death, it ultimately also gives Rem a renewed understanding of shinigami nature: it is inherently selfish. Shinigami are born unable to do anything but act for their own benefit. And exactly because Shinigami are that kind of creature, the fascination with the opposite way of acting grows.
Listen I know it’s 3:30 in the morning and I need to be sleeping but I just
This is gonna be super ace of me but the concept of sexual attraction is just so WILD to me, it’s just, mind boggling. To like, just SEE someone and be like I want that, immediately. And like I’ve seen it described as a craving, a desire that’s difficult to ignore? Wow, what! Again, such a wild concept.
How did Mare treat Mat? Like did he play nice enough, because in that one shot Mat seemed terrified at the mere CONCEPT of collaborating again...what happened?
Mare crosses his arms over his chest. “You kidnap a guy one time!” He giggles and taps a beat against his arm as he remembers. “I mean, i know it’s kind of cold in the basement, but it only took a few hours to do the filming for the video. He was such a baby.” Mare shrugs. “I told him that I’d take him out to pizza to apologize, but he said ‘If I ever see you again, it’ll be too soon.’ Or something like that.” Mare laughs again and shakes his head. “Whoops.”