you know when a character suddenly plot twist and does a thing but its so unfathomable and makes you question the author and their choices but then bam and you oh and stare into space rethinking their every word and then you realise things and you just cry and tear into their universe to scream abuse while your tears flow into a river that carries them to a better place because they precious
i didn’t choose the shota life
the shota life chose me
I think Mikasa just ripped Levi’s cravat..? Hence that look..
Can we talk about how badass Ymir is, though
and rivaille is like
and mikasa is like
did anyone notice
Erwin and lil Armin
Everything about this is everything I want.
Keep quiet back there im trying to get an education
Warning: This review contains major spoilers for the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and massive spoilers for The Search. If you have yet to read all three issues of The Search by Gene Yang, keep reading at your own risk.
When the animated seriesAvatar: The Last Airbender came to an end in 2007, fans were left with a tantalizing cliffhanger–what happened to Prince Zuko’s mother, Princess Ursa? Zuko was a popular character and his missing mother played a key role in both his back story as well as in the character back story of his younger sister and rival, Princess Azula. WhenDark Horse Comicsboughtthe license for the Avatar: The Last Airbenderseries, they tapped acclaimed comic book authorGene Luen Yangto write several sequel series, including The Search, which reveals the mysteries behind Ursa’s disappearance.
This is Racebending’s spoiler-filled review for Gene Yang’s The Search, which reveals the fate of Prince Zuko’s mother, Ursa. It includes a greater critique of motherhood and sexism in A:TLA as a whole, and lots of food for thought on Zuko and Azula’s characters.
Have you read The Search? What did you think?
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Wait, I just though about the name choose.
If we admit Sam is Banner, Dean is Stark and,well, Kevin is Solo.
So Sam is named after a guy who isn’t really himself while angry. Bruce Banner shares two personalities, yet, the Hulk isn’t really bad even if it’s a dangerous creature. Though, Hulk helps Bruce to not be hurt or killed (remember when Bruce talk about killing himself but Hulk not letting him do that) which could actually work on Sam/Ezekiel: Sam got something inside him he doesn’t want and doesn’t controle who’ll protect him, while it’s rather dangerous
Kevin is Han Solo because, when Han first joined Luke and the Rebellion, he just wanted his money and didn’t want to be a part of it, until at some part, he gets close to Luke and Leia and decided to stay with them. Han is someone who didn’t want to be there in the first place and finally found his place in this “new family” exactly like Kevin
For Dean as Stark, it is a little more blurry for me to decide what it means. It could be the idea that Dean is not controlling the situation anymore, as Tony did in Iron Man 3. It could be the extrem acceptance of Tony for Bruce (SCIENCE BRO). It could also be the womenizer who finally stop flirting with women because he found his true love.
Or maybe it’s all of them: Not controling the situation, understanding and accepting Bruce/Hulk and not being the same as before because of love
Do I read too much into this?
I think this is brilliant, and I want to add a little something.
Castiel is Steve. They could’ve gone with literally any friggin’ name, but they go with Steve, as in Steve Rogers, as in Captain America.
And it makes sense, doesn’t it? Captain America falls asleep in the forties and sleeps in hibernation for a few decades until he finally wakes up in a completely different world than the one he left.
Steve Rogers is someone who is practically thrown in a world he doesn’t fully understand yet against his will.
Can we also please note that Tony and Steve are pretty much the number one ship in the Avengers fandom and not only they’re called mom and dad by Spiderman they’re pretty much canon, to the point that in one universe in which Iron Man is Iron Woman they’re freaking MARRIED can we talk about it ktnxbye
I think Dean is Tony Stark because of his extreme self-loathing, his paper-thin veneer hiding a broken and damaged soul, his daddy issues a mile wide, his use of meaningless sex just to keep going, his sarcasm which masks how much he truly cares, and his rampant alcohol abuse which he uses to self-medicate his own emotional problems.
Am I talking about Dean or Tony here?
can we all just appreciate that peeta lives in a place called panem
panem is latin for bread
peeta lives in bread
I’m pretty positive The Hunger Games is just one, really long and depressing bread pun.
I’m just gonna give you my two cents regarding the bonus chapter — as a proud and forever Yume shipper. You know if I had to choose a ship now I would still stick to Yume because with this ending Hino managed to convey beautifully what I felt all along regarding their relationship and feelings…
yea dw I totally understand wanting more from the kids and that ‘special chapter’ I think my biggest dissapointment, if I had to pick one, was that she totally didn’t focus on Zero and give us his relationship canonly with his children and Yuki. It should have been an actual volume to tie up loose ends (like what happened to kaien? Does he outlive Zero? Is he the silly grandparent id imagine him to be??) If ya wanna make a ‘volume’ after the official plot, go big or go home.
I was initially going to do a long discussion post in response to this, but when I started working on it I just realized that I still have so much I want to say in regards to this series and I really feel it would be better to split it up into smaller posts instead of dividing a much longer post into different sections.
So instead of doing that long discussion post in response to your ask, I’m going to briefly note what I liked, what I didn’t like, and why for each.
Or was I missing something? Was there more after the special ch?
Oh that’s definitely my biggest disappointment too I think, especially with the way it was advertised. I mean it was more like the beginning of Zero’s story and it focused on things outside of his character so it barely even felt like that. I had mentioned this before but I was hoping that this bonus being released after Volume 19 might mean we’d get a bonus volume of side stories to tie everything else up. But so far Lala hasn’t advertised anything for Hino, and Volume 19 is selling so poorly, I mean the sales have nearly halved since volume 9. So this chapter was probably due to some fan outcry but I’m not sure Hino will be getting anything else.
And I found it very strange that Kaien was only in the chapter for Yori’s flashback and nothing else. He’s lived as a human for 300 years without aging beyond his mid-20’s, and he’s not even present to meet Yuuki’s baby four years after the main events? o_O
yes exactly!!!! I have lots of things id prefer she get into, like aidouxyori (which I probably ship harder than anything)if she was gonna focus on yori’s pov but oh well, I’ll honestly take whatever because the series was actually brilliant (even though ship wars are terrible) :p
Thanks for chatting it was really nice since I’m still emotionally unhinged (I finished it today) and bloody hell dont joke about a season 3 (vk destiny) if its not true :(
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i love how fandoms connect shit together that the writers probably didnt even think about.
i think this is how english teachers feel when they analyse novels in class
Kaname and Zero’s way of loving Yuuki.
I’m just wondering what’s so appealing about a guy who will end the world if necessary, just because he thought it was safer for the one he loves?
There’s a few points that I want to address about this in here.
Firstly, is not healthy at all that a guy…
But to give him some credit, in the end, he did apologise for his choices and his "mistakes" in his last moments as a pureblood, I agree with the whole killing purebloods and locking her away and ‘testing’ her and all that is excessive and extreme and he is ironically taking away her ‘carefree’ smile while trying to protect it by create a safer world for her.
I also agree that Zero and Yuki’s relationship worked because they were equals. They knew what the other was thinking and feeling, and they knew what the other needed. Yuki couldn’t be happy without feeling like she was needed and helpful, while Kaname selfishly yet selflessly took upon himself the ‘worry’ and ‘problems’ and never consulted her, only confessing his ‘stained hands’.
But think about what Kaname and Zero represented.
To me, I was really confused about the trio and their significance. idk but love in stories have always been about choice and choosing the path of life that particular person represented or could bring. But later in the manga I came to my conclusion that it was also about the struggle between vamps and humans.
Sure Kaname and Yuki wanted to coexist peacefully initially, and I think their early relationship represented this. A vampire and a human desiring to be together, dreaming that their worlds can peacefully merge. But after time, they grew more distant and that distant became more evident and a reality to Yuki (when she saw him drinking from Ruca/Luca). But the thing that pissed me off is that he deliberately did that, knowing Yuki’s fear of vamps and her experience, and still questioned "since when have you stopped telling me everything". Like dude, come on, she cut her hair and started calling you senpai, and you bloody knew she saw. Anyways the point is that, for it to work, for their worlds to merge and produce happiness, they had to work for it. They had to become equals and communicate. But even when Yuki finally directly ask him for the truth, of her past, he was still plotting, still refuse to tell it to her straight and work it out together. Who knows? Maybe if he had told her, the shock wouldn’t be enough to make her hallucinate and suffer; although her re-instatement to her vampiric form may be inevitable one way or another, if he had told her when she was ready (meaning when she asked him, not when he decided) she’d be willing and it’ll be her choice and a sign of her commitment to him, which would further stregthen their bond.
Zero’s entire existence pre much had been manipulated by purebloods and hence, his deeply rooted hatred for them. But his relationship with Yuki was one where he gave the broken girl who had nightmares almost every night a channel of her focus, an escape, while providing her compainionship and support. (you could say this is reinforced by the permanent presence of him in the Cross house) It was a healthy relationship where they were perfectly comfortable and understanding, (again, im referring to the state of events in the beginning). He may have regretted letting her go, but tbh i think the “if you love them let ‘em go, cuz if they really loved you back they’d come back to you” really applies. As the story progressed, he hung onto her when the moment was appropriate. His actions gave her choices, he gave her freedom, he let her spread her wings to fly. "But the time between then and now belongs to you…"
Kaname however, chose a road that followed the idea that “the ends justifies the means” something that no.1 he had refused this ideology before his first awakening, meaning he refused to raise his own army of level Es to defeat his enemies, something that would ensure the vampire’s survivals and his domiance; and no.2 even shizuka warned that it is a dark and lonely road to follow. This I think is his biggest mistake. I don’t blame the author for portraying him this way, no, even characters can make grave mistakes and she can do whatever she wants with her chacters to give meaning. Kaname was suppose to see Yuki as his ‘light’ and source of hope, he wanted to protect her from the greed and pretencious nature of vampire society. But I’m so dissapointed that he didn’t choose to let her ‘light’ become part of him. He didn’t do things with a mind that is kind and compassionate like Yuki, even if his motivation might be, he only positioned himself as a protector. He let the darkness of his vampiric nature dictate his actions, and this was his greatest mistake, and the reason for their hopeless relationship. I’m honestly not angry, just sad and overwhelmed by his choices, which is a reflection of how little he thinks of himself compared to her. In my (perhaps fantasy and unrealistic) mind, I believe that Kaname has suffered so much that he gave up hope for himself. He sees himself as a monster, he regretted the hooded woman’s sacrific and also blames himself for the death of Kaname and his ‘parents’, this among many others and his despair at the situation of the world he lived in. So I believe that his actions were reflective of his non-self-caring attitude towards himself. He doesn’t see the point of fighting together wtih Yuki, only that he should sacrifice everything he has to protect her. "You’re more suited to be under the sunlight", dear God, I cry every time.
Zero though, and the reason why he and Yuki spent the majority of their lives together, chose not to let that despair drag him down. He fought the hatred within in for purebloods, because the love of his life was one, and no matter what, he would accept her. (do you understand how much I love this little angel) I think that both Kaname and Zero were facing similar situations. They were despairing and surrounded by a ‘dark forrest’ but instead of choosing to follow Yuki from the side of darkness like Kaname did, Zero chose love, he chose to let go of his anger, he chose to allow the light to surround him, he chose to be her equal.
The juxtaposition between the two relationships may be Matsuri’s portray of the way a relationship should work, or it may also be used to show the damage that lies, pretenciousness, and a disregard for the means of an end can ruin and destroy the things that we love and cherish.