*steps into quarters and closes the door* Hmmm….If Heskal cannot see my future…*walks over to the kitchenette and pours a small glass of Corellian Red* That means either…I am not bound by fate….*frowns and takes a sip* Isn’t that the way they interpret Force visions? *shrugs* either i’m not bound by fate….or….does it mean…
I do not exist??????
THen who is drinking the caf? Who is drinking this whiskey?
*pinches nose with thumb and forefinger then takes another swig*
Wait….*looks up and catches reflection in the mirror across the room*
I spent about five to six hours on this because I couldn’t do his hair right. SHAME. I went with what I think could be it - I guess? I don’t know why this reminds me so much of Dave Franco - maybe it’s the smile, my reference does not even remotely look like Franco - hmmm
You think: WOW what a raven black. Deeper than the darkness of my soul, more midnight than my usual bedtime, blacker than the shards of obsidian I keep under my pillow, more raven than the feathers of a raven, more ebony than my burial shroud. This man is truly Snow White.
And I must inform you, that you are WRONG.
You only notice little hints at first…
JUST A GLIMMER of a suggestion revealed by the kiss of sunlight. Until…
You start to QUESTION EVERYTHING YOU EVERY KNEW and held dear to your heart. (why does he look like a freaking brunette!?!?!)
AND THEN YOU SEE THIS
WHY IS IT FREAKING RED!?!?!
(Like seriously…what is going on? Why is his hair red? Do I not know because I don’t watch Girls? What is happening!?!?!!?!?………………………trick of the light. trick of the light.)
And you realize. AND THEN YOU REALIZE. You realize…that Adam Driver’s hair….was not what it seemed….it was never what it seemed…..
Am I the only one horribly disappointed at the anime portrayal of possessed!Guren? Because in the manga every scene with Mahiru taking over Guren is fucking beautiful and the anime does absolutely no justice to the original.
These scenes are so elegant and breathtaking, like the calm before a catastrophic storm, and the little details are the most important part.
After Guren switches personalities, everything about his body language changes. When he raises his sword his movements are all smooth and effortless, everything perfectly choreographed by Mahiru. He stands straight, no cocky slouching to be found. His uniform is perfectly buttoned up, despite being already torn and tattered from the previous battles. His face is completely blank, devoid of his usual swagger and determination, none of his usual fire or personality. There is no smile, no sign of joy at the surge in power. His eyes are cold and sharp yet burn with an inner agenda. Critically, he doesn’t speak at all when he doesn’t have to; it’s like Mahiru has no patience for this world and has no interest in anything other than her goal. And even though his body is still visibly wounded, he looks like he’s untouchable, unstoppable.
And instead in the anime we get this.
They simply make him look like a madman drunk with power. He’s portrayed as an out of control beast. He’s actually lurching around, dragging his sword, making a mad dash for his attacks. There’s none of the tragic magnificence we see in the manga, no restraint and control, no grace, just brute force. Even his collar is undone in another clumsy attempt to literally show how unbalanced he is. The worst part is the personality they decided to give possessed!Guren, with a talkative, loose mouth and an ugly smirk.
Guren should have been given his usual outward appearance, but with enough half-hidden details out of place that you realize that something’s very wrong. Instead, what we get is so utterly not what the original scene in the manga was trying to convey that I’m honestly disgusted.