THAT’S NOT MY SPACE DAD (A conspiracy post to support that Shorty McTuft isn’t OUR Shiro)
If you haven’t watched Season 3 of voltron, I suggest you turn back unless you want spoilers.
ALRIGHT, LISTEN UP. Amidst all the conspiracy posts saying that the Shiro Keith found floating in the middle of fucking nowhere is a clone, it is possible with the signs through out S3E5 and onwards. The Black Lion rejecting him, his hair getting too long at a short amount of time, the flashbacks. The words are all there.
But with all the posts I’ve read about that, there’s something I noticed while writing this heartbreaking fanfic about fake Shiro that made me remember that scene where he cauterized his leg. Then I noticed something, a detail that I’ve never read on the conspiracy posts floating around.
It’s this motherfucker right here:
THAT’S RIGHT. HIS GALRA HAND/ARM. (PS: sorry for the toggles and shiz, I dont know how remove that. But that’s okay. Use it as ref to scan the eps.) As we all know, this sweet lil weapon of destruction Shiro’s #1 detail. And the Galra, being diabolically clever as they are, missed one little, itsy bitsy detail on the Shiro they decided to throw in a photocopying machine.
OUR Shiro’s Galra arm, when activated, looks like THIS:
EXHIBIT A: Shiro Vs. Sendak, Season 1
The hand glows, YES? What else do you notice? IT GLOWS RIGHT UNTIL THE BEND OF HIS ARM. In short, his whole FOREARM glows
EXHIBIT B: Pidge and Shiro, Season 1:
Here we see our Pidgeon using Shiro’s Galra arm to power up a dead Galra ship and download info about Matt and Sam. As you could see, even if it’s not destroying the shit out of something/someone, it still glows up until the forearm when activated.
EXHIBIT C: Shiro Vs. Ulaz, Season 2:
The glowy shit still covering the whole of his Shiro’s forearm, right until his elbow.
Readers: But Fairy, you’ve only shown Space Dad wearing his paladin armor!
Me: Yeah well, what about this?
STILL GLOWS UNTIL THE ELBOW (sorry, I couldnt get a good screenshot because these BAMFs move so fast)
SO MOVING ON. And How does Season 3 Shiro’s Galra hand look like? This:
EXHIBIT D: Shiro, escaping, Season 3:
If you would notice, his hand glows UNTIL THE WRIST only.There is no depiction of any light past that joint. At first I thought that this was an animation error like how how the animators sometimes forget to draw his scar. Then I scanned through the episode further.
EXHIBIT E: Shiro, cauterizing his leg wound, Season 3:
Whoops, forgot to let the title fade before i took the shot. BUT LOOK, it still until his writ. Scanned further to this scene.
EXHIBIT F: Shiro Vs. Freedom Fighters, Season 3:
This has got to be the best view we can have. Still, it only glows until his wrist.
ANYWAY. The last time I checked, that arm is connected to Shiro’s brain and as it is deemed to be advanced alien technology mixed with Druid magic, it is permanent on him. That little detail isn’t consistent between Shiro and and this hobo in a floating tin can that Keith picked up from God-knows-where.
With those being said, I would like to conclude my hypothesis that this mofo here ain’t Space Dad.
there are so many other moments from this episode that i want to draw but i’ve wanted to draw the raven queen forever and also i started drawing in the middle of the episode. more might follow eventually.
I’m starting to realize I talk about weather near constantly in my lore posts, so I drafted up my HC of the approximate global weather patterns.
The Vortex basically has total control of the weather for west/northern Sornieth. The clockwise spin moves frigid air from the Southern Icefields into the Starfall Isles, Dragonhome, and the Scarred Wasteland, heating up as it goes.
The Viridian Labyrinth is far enough out that winds are relatively still, and takes more of its general weather from the greater ocean. The permanent and previous little sunlight in the Tangled Wood mean in theory it would be colder, but it actually sits right in the middle of a competing weather pattern that keeps it about as temperate as the Sunbeam Ruins.
The Shifting Expanse’s weather pattern are the ones that largely dictate what goes on in southern/eastern Sornieth. It’s variable, but I like to imagine the prevailing storm pattern is one that spins out from the Tempest Spire and pushes against the Vortex winds that would otherwise move south through the Ashfall Waste. This combined with the heat of the Great Furnace means that the Ashfall Waste is actually subject to fairly brutal ash storms. But the prevailing wind out of the Ashfall Waste actually merges into a fairly small but consistent weather pattern in the Sea of Thousand Currents, which causes the waters and the wind to have a primarily counter-clockwise flow. That current is a subsystem of the Vortex as well.
But in short, the heat from Ashfall follows the coast up into the Sunbeam Ruins and is the sole reason the Tangled Wood isn’t terribly different in average temperature from the Sunbeam Ruins.
The weather from the greater ocean sometimes comes in and disrupts all this of course, but that’s how I think of it working in general.
And in the sea, there’s like 4 main maelstroms (the biggest of which I forgot to draw in whoops)
One in the sea between Fire, Wind, and Ice, just south of the Vortex.
A sister to the above, slightly further east in the sea between Fire, Lightning, and Ice.
One that forms in Meteora Sound (between Arcane and Earth) when the weather is right.
The biggest one in Windstar Bay, which frequently has chunks of the floes from Ice in it and is an actual demon to navigate by ship. (Also there’s a superstition that it’s not caused by the weather but something from the Greater Ocean that was irradiated and warped by Arcane energy and subsequently trapped by the Windsinger, Arcanist, and Icewarden when it tried to pass through the bay and get to the Sea of A Thousand Currents)
Idk I might do one that’s bigger and makes more sense later.
“ dear michael mell, thanks for every note you send. ”
iM COMMITTED TO THESE AUS
SOONER OR LATER ILL DRAW EVAN N CONNOR I JUST GOTTA LEARN HOW TO DRAW EVANS HAIR AND WHO CONNORS SQUIP IS GONNA BE
i drew another picture based on Disappear but whoops i forgot his cast so ill send that later lmao
anxious michel mell is more anxious than an anxious boy should be
“ dear jeremy heere, i’m just glad to be your friend. ”
((FINALLY GOT AROUND TO POSTING THIS SER…have this appropriate reaction gif
JEREMY…SIGNED HIS C AST? I’M. I’M SOB BING THAT’S SO CU TE AND SAD
I’m excited to see your interpretations on the DEH characters bring em here //claps hands
I’M GOING TO GO OUTSIDE AND SCREAM TO THE SKY HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BY E))
Happy Belated Birthday to the only and only Mon aka @soupery!!!
Firstly, yes I am about 2 days late to the party (that’s not fair, i’ve been checking your blog every day since September started coz I can’t remember your exact date until 18th came and stuff happened and a K-Pop group made a comeback and I had no time to check kvjdnsc) and yeah this seems pretty crap too cOZ WHOOPS!!!!! I forgot how to draw and colour lmao it didn’t turn out the way I wanted coz I blacked out so close an eye, yeah~?
Anyways, super duper long, sobby tragic note underneath the cut for the late-birthday bud btw!!! (I’m so sorry in advance)