whether in animation or story or whatever i just can't with them

anonymous asked:

I'm saying this from the perspective of a shipper I guess but looking at all these Sheith moments got me thinking.. Would it be possible that the creators themselves are actually planning for them to be canon at some point? But because of some complications..(not gonna name it) they decided to scrap it off? Do you think this is possible? Although Keith telling Shiro he is like a brother to him kinda made me sad? lol I have got so many questions so I can't wait to see more of this amazing series!

Hi anon! The thing is, writing and animation for shows like this are done way in advance. When season 1 came out, I imagine the plot up until seasons 3 or 4 was already set in stone. And Voltron, like most shows, works off a “TV Bible” that had all the major plot points outlined right when the series was first pitched so,, once you plan things out like that I think it’s difficult to make big changes to characters’ relationships.   

I think the writers have also made it clear that they are going to go ahead with their narrative rather than catering to popular fannon, particularly when they’ve told certain fans they don’t agree with their mentality at all. Even with things like how they mentioned Allura was a teenager like all the other paladins, a lot of people didn’t headcannon that, but the writers stood by it. It’s their own story after all, and I don’t see why they should change it. As for sheith, we know the writers have outright told people that harassing shippers isn’t okay and they’re completely against it. 

There are also plenty of writers, animators, and VAs who have liked clearly romantic sheith fanart, cosplay, or pro-sheith posts (and gotten backlash for it). So we know they’re certainly not opposed to shipping it. And I mean, whether it’s romantic or not, we know that the cast certainly seems invested in their dynamic. The fact that their relationship and character development is by far the most fleshed out is certainly apparent. Here’s also some stuff staff has drawn that shows they at least like Shiro and Keith’s bond: 

So anyway, despite how the fandom can be, I don’t think it would necessarily deter the writers or dissuade them from following through with major writing decisions. And given how supportive the staff has been of sheith, I don’t think they would suddenly just abandon whatever plans they had for their character development together. Under the hypothetical that they did make sheith canon, I think they would just maybe adjust how they went about it so that the fandom could kind of like, ease into it, and hopefully not be too mad about it. Though I have no doubt people would still harass the staff if sheith happened, which just…makes me feel really bad to be honest…

On the BOM line though anon, I don’t think it goes against sheith at all and here’s why:

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joemerl  asked:

The only major issue keeping me from jumping on the "Wirt Pines" bandwagon is that Sara can't be Mrs. Pines. Have you considered a "Greg Pines/Uncle Wirt" AU? (I mean, we lose the fun of Wirt raising Mabel, but gain the fun of Dipper BEING RAISED by Greg.)

You know, that’s a whole separate bandwagon that a pretty fair amount of people are on (including, hilariously, Ashley Michelle Simpson, storyboard artist for Milo Murphy’s Law). Call it convergent evolution!

I approve of any train of thought that connects the Unknown Boys to the Mystery Twins, but I like my version better, for a number of reasons (spoilers for both shows follow!):

  • Dipper's—and, by extension, Mabel's—resemblance to Wirt is noticeable. Neither of them resembles Greg. This could easily be explained by the possibility that they favor their maternal grandmother, but I like the directness of the connection between Dipper and Wirt.
  • Over the Garden Wall appears to take place at some point in the late 80s or early 90s (note that Wirt owns a “Three Non-Blondes” tape, an obvious reference to early 90s outfit Four Non-Blondes). Gravity Falls takes place in 2012, indicating that the twins were born at the end of August 1999. It would be a bit of a stretch for Greg, who is very young during the events of OTGW (most people put him in the 5-6 age range; I doubt he’s older than 8) to be a married father by 1999; even if we are generous enough to assume that, for instance, he was eight years old in 1987, he would be only twenty by the time the twins were born. I think it’s far more likely that he was still in his teens. Wirt, though? Explicitly a teenager during the events of the miniseries. Likely well into his twenties by 1999. The timeline checks out.
  • The Jewish ancestry of the Pines family. In the blended household Greg and Wirt belong to, someone, at any rate, is celebrating Christmas, as evidenced by that box of decorations in the attic—but it’s not necessarily Wirt. In fact, he takes a scissors to a Santa hat to make it into a costume. You could say “So what? He needed a hat,” or you could read it as a Jewish kid’s stubborn little rebellion against his mainstream goy stepdad. If you’re me you’re going to do the second thing.
  • Here’s the key consideration, and I saved it for last because the others are easily handwaved: Gravity Falls presents us with a strange and inexplicable disconnect between the Pines family in Piedmont and their elderly relative in Oregon. It’s one of the strangest little plot holes in the series: why are Mabel and Dipper’s parents, who trust Stan sufficiently to stick their kids with him for the entire summer, completely unaware that he’s not who he says he is? Via Hirsch himself, they “thought that they were sending their kids to go spend the summer with their brilliant scientist uncle who was an accomplished scientist and a responsible man.” But if they think Stanley is Stanford, why don’t they know that Stanford was supposed to have six fingers? For that matter, why don’t the kids know about “Stanford’s” twin brother who died in a car accident? There’s a lot of cluelessness afoot and no easy way to account for it—unless you consider a divorce, an estrangement that would prevent Mabel and Dipper’s father from the kind of knowledge of his own family that he might ordinarily be expected to have. And that’s exactly the situation Over the Garden Wall presents us with: a vast emptiness in Wirt’s life where his connection to his father, and to that entire branch of the family, ought to be.

There’s more, of course. The connection between Wirt and Dipper as characters extends to more than just their appearances: Dipper’s arc is at heart similar to Wirt’s, the gradual realization (as Hirsch put it, echoing “Songs of the Dark Lantern” a little) of “a naive, self-serious, sort of socially awkward kid…[t]hat he can be the author of his own story.” Both Wirt and Dipper put on a hat and check the effect in the mirror, as a kind of signal to the audience that the journey is about to begin. Dipper echoes Wirt’s muttered “Into the unknown” with a question for Mabel: “Ready to head into the Unknown?” There’s a great deal of resonance in the possibility of these two protagonists being father and son.

I like Sara a great deal, and I think she’d be amazing for Wirt, but I’m not committed to them being endgame to the point where it’s the hill I’d die on; Over the Garden Wall takes place within a very specific bubble of time, a point in a young man’s life where he’s nervous around his high school crush, and I think the story is less about whether he ends up with Sara either way and more about whether he has the courage to ask. That said, I’ve made a point of keeping Mrs. Pines vague and I’ve seen people twist a few things for the sake of allowing Sara to be their mother, and I approve of that too. Whatever floats your boat upon your winding river.

zephycluster  asked:

I've been lurking around your blog and I want to ask you a question: When I was younger, I really loved to draw and create stories, from 4th grade all the way to High School. It was because of that that I went and took a course in Animation. That was the worst mistake I've ever made. That course completely burned out my love to draw. Haven't picked up a sketchpad in ages. I still create stories and fanfiction I want to share but I can't bring myself to draw them out. How do you get that back?

Hrmm. I can sympathize with the feeling, as I’ve found myself in that demotivated state myself. This was years ago, but it was back when I was doing my first drawn-from-scratch animations for Youtube. It was the YouTube comment that broke the camels back. The comment wasn’t even like, extremely malicious or anything but it just hit the right nerve that it killed my enthusiasm from doing anything artistic anymore.

It’s tough to comment on your case since I don’t know the details, but it sounds like you had been so used to doing work on your terms that it came as a shock when you were tethered to the demands of a classroom setting. While I would certainly encourage formal training to refine your abilities, you shouldn’t think that you NEED animation courses to become an animator. The best method for learning a craft varies from person to person, so classes may just not be the thing that does it for you. Or maybe the class just sucked??

As for getting your enthusiasm back, the thing that did it for me was finding something new that really got me eager to play around with some ideas and experiment with art stuff. You shouldn’t think you need to do some huge project to explode back on the scene with. You don’t need to do something that anyone needs to even see, except for yourself. If you can find something your brain latches onto and puts you in that “Yeah, I’m gunna do this!” spirit, then stick with it and don’t stop until your confidence returns to you. After you are feeling back into the groove, THEN you can focus on getting other people’s eyes on it.

This is very much a “depends on the person” situation, so the exact thing that gives you that spark back could be literally anything. Just hunt for that thing you are super into and use that excitement to fuel the project you know you want to do, whether it be animation or writing or music or whatever.

That spark can be an easy thing to lose, but sometimes you’ll be surprised by the thing that winds up returning it to you.