"I love you, Rue."
that’s the mime for “I love you”
Oh and I
I don’t take it lightly
The trouble that I’ve gone through
to get you to know who I am
Oh and I
I can’t find a reason
to be happy in my heartache,
'Cause I should know better than that
But I can’t stop loving you…
OH MY GOD I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.
A HORDE OF TREVENANT APPEARED AND THIS SUDOWOODO JUST BLENDED ITSELF IN WITH IT.
IT’S LITERALLY HIDING WITH OTHER TREES.
HELLO FELLOW PLANT TYPES YES MY GOODNESS WHAT A NICE DAY TO PHOTOSYNTHESISE. HOW ABOUT THEM CHLOROPLASTS? I DO LOVE ME SOME CHLOROPHYLL. WHAT A GREAT TIME TO HAVE A CELL WALL.
some more Hunter twitter stuff from this week
Yes I love being asked for meta hehe
Gosh okay so Edgeworth and Franziska oh man okay so.
I think the thing I love about them most is that they are remarkably…good with each other, for having grown up with a man who literally devoted years to fucking with Miles because his dad made him look dumb in court (don’t even get me started on this I just. Fucking Manfred. You overdramatic ass).
I mean, they should have every reason to hate each other, no? Their fathers certainly did. But instead we get these siblings who support each other (which they do, even if it’s in an aggressively non-supportive way). And beyond that, I think they need each other to succeed as a sort of…of proof, that the mistakes of the past haven’t irrevocably fucked things up. They both hold a lot of guilt about the past, whether it be in their actions or the actions of those they are tied to, and they also want to be able to still live good lives. And it’s sort of…as long as they see the other one doing that, as long as they see the other one struggling and working and improving and living, they know they can too.
Which is why Franziska reacts so violently when Miles doesn’t succeed, or when he pursues something divergent from the path she expected him to stay on. Him saying “I don’t want to be the kind of prosecutor Manfred was” must have sounded an awful lot like “the only way I can be happy is to leave behind everything we were both taught.”
And while Miles still has Gregory’s philosophy to fall back on, not to mention people like Phoenix and Gumshoe, Franziska’s strength was her pride, her perfection, and her family name. She couldn’t abandon that past as readily as him, so she instead sought to prove her own perfection by following less underhanded, cruel version of her father’s beliefs.
But ahhh okay this is what gets me. They recover from that. This illusion of their childhood gets completely shattered, and they react in two different extremes (Franziska by drawing closer to those ideals, and Edgeworth by rejecting them completely). But then they realize that, all that other bullshit aside, they will be happier by dealing with it together. In their own ways, sure, but still supporting each other.
It’s more complicated then that, for sure, but I really love the idea that they keep fighting in order to prove to the other that they can. It’s a sort of mutual strength drawn from competitiveness that you don’t see enough of.
It’s more than rivalry, because it’s not about outdoing each other, not exactly. It’s more about outdoing the past.
Plus, as I mentioned earlier, I think it’s kind of a big middle finger to Manfred, and I love that a lot too.
[Image: Several images from the opening credits, including: Utena and Anthy nude, Utena and Anthy in their Duelist/Rose bride outfits, Utena and Anthy losing hold of each other’s hands, Utena looking over her shoulder in front of Ohtori students, Anthy looking over her shoulder in front of Ohtori students, Utena and Anthy lying on the ground watching each other, Prince Dios with his eyes closed, Utena with her eyes closed and Utena on top of a spinning rose.
Text: I will place within some of you questions. Within others, I will place answers. These questions and these answers will not always align. The questions I provide may have no answers, and the answers I provide may have no questions. I will study the effects of these questions, and these answers. Some of you will hurt others, and others will heal. Grow my seeds inside you, and let them flower.]
Text originally from WtNV episode 9 “PYRAMID”.
Please Save my Earth - Shusran & Enju | Sakura & Issei
There is literally no Utena merchandise I want as much as these babies.
please give this kid a break