yukishiro tomoe

RuroKen Headcanon

Originally posted by rei-ban

Tomoe Yukishiro is an Aspie (person with Aspergers syndrome).

In case anyone’s unfamiliar with it, Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder.

Tomoe:

  • is not very expressive,
  • is introverted and seemingly disinterested in socialization,
  • has a hard time interacting with strangers,
  • is straightforward in her manner of speech, and
  • has difficulty expressing her emotions with others (such as her love for Kiyosato)

These can all, in my opinion, be interpreted as Aspie traits.

Ngl, as an Aspie who loves Tomoe, this headcanon has cleared my skin and watered my crops.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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anonymous asked:

So I've been confused about a scene in Trust and Betrayal ever since I saw it years and years and years ago. So when they show Tomoe go to the bathroom and pretty much say she's on her period. What is the purpose of that? My mom thinks its to show she isn't carrying but why was that included?

I can think of many, many reasons. Her not being pregnant is a tangential one, and ultimately, probably not why it was included.

The reason is certainly because the overwhelming themes of the movie are life, death, and blood, and even more so, a woman’s power over those forces… and that is what menstruation is all about.

Tomoe, as an embodiment of a proper young woman (secretly harboring revenge in her heart), her menstruation can be a symbol of her position, pained and “opportunity wasted,” a loss of life and power (also a symbol of the possibility of that power)… It can also be seen as twist on her and Kenshin’s meeting and relationship in Kyoto - another rain of blood, still fraught, but now that they are in Otsu, the turmoil has moved inside Tomoe. Or a link to the fallow fields that she and Kenshin are attempting to give life to, to limited success. Also a foreshadowing of her coming death, through her decision to give Kenshin life (pregnancy! motifs!). Also just a really great visual image - Tomoe is a creature of blacks and whites, so an overlay of red (woo the three crucial colors in japan, especially for women) is stark and powerful.

Also, just from a practical sense - periods are a big deal. Throughout history, they’ve always been a huge deal. Specifically in Edo times, “samurai” women were (mostly) confined to stay home through that time, as the main method of dealing with it consisted of sitting still on a rag (I’m getting this info from Kaze Hikaru - that mangaka did some crazy research, plus this is also true for a lot of times and places). That particular section of the movie is all about the realities of these two people living together. It’s very telling she leaves the house to suffer in private - it’s the kind of person she is, and also how much she trusts (doesn’t trust) Kenshin, and telling of the way men and women interact (in her and the director’s minds).

Basically, as it always has been, menstruation is a hugely powerful symbol and force in the world - it is a symbol for both life and death, and therefore has always been a source of awe and shame. I really loved that they included that short scene. It’s a pretty powerful moment.