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arvandus·6 hours agoText

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Something I’d like to address regarding all of this Todoroki family discourse is the importance of representation for abuse victims, specifically when it comes to the topic of forgiveness.  Many of us who are victims of abuse aren’t willing to forgive our abusers, and there is nothing wrong with taking that stance.  The concept of forgiveness of abuse is an especially hard pill to swallow when that forgiveness is for the sake of the abuser and not the victim (i.e., in this case, forgiveness for the sake of Enji’s redemption arc).  So this makes the current Todoroki family/Endeavor redemption arc so incredibly difficult to read, as all of the ‘good’ Todorokis are either already willing to forgive (or on their way to forgiving) Enji’s long-term, narcissistic abuse.

It’s true that in canon Enji has explicitly stated that he’s not asking for forgiveness and that his family members don’t have to forgive him.  Whether or not he truly understands what that means is up for debate (I’ve got a lot to say on Enji’s redemption arc, but that’ll be for another post).  But for the sake of this post, let’s state that he genuinely means it, which would be great as it shows an awareness on his part of how unforgivable his actions are.  This great and all, except the words lose their weight/significance when every single ‘normal’ family member is on track to forgive him.  It would hold much more weight to show he doesn’t get forgiven by everyone, which will require him to at least to some extent, live with the consequences of his actions (e.g., being alone/ostracized from some family members).

So, let’s go through the Todoroki family members who are in the process of forgiving, have already forgiven, or are on their way to forgiving Enji, and how I personally respond to their forgiveness. Of course, all of this will be heavily influenced by my personal opinions and personal experiences, however I think that’s fair – as a person who’s endured long-term childhood abuse from a parent, I’d hope that my opinions (and others like me) will have some weight in the conversation surrounding domestic violence, even within the context of fiction.

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Reblogging because I did some editing (made the mistake of rushing the first post this morning, sorry everyone!)

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arvandus·11 hours agoText

Something I’d like to address regarding all of this Todoroki family discourse is the importance of representation for abuse victims, specifically when it comes to the topic of forgiveness.  Many of us who are victims of abuse aren’t willing to forgive our abusers, and there is nothing wrong with taking that stance.  The concept of forgiveness of abuse is an especially hard pill to swallow when that forgiveness is for the sake of the abuser and not the victim (i.e., in this case, forgiveness for the sake of Enji’s redemption arc).  So this makes the current Todoroki family/Endeavor redemption arc so incredibly difficult to read, as all of the ‘good’ Todorokis are either already willing to forgive (or on their way to forgiving) Enji’s long-term, narcissistic abuse.

It’s true that in canon Enji has explicitly stated that he’s not asking for forgiveness and that his family members don’t have to forgive him.  Whether or not he truly understands what that means is up for debate (I’ve got a lot to say on Enji’s redemption arc, but that’ll be for another post).  But for the sake of this post, let’s state that he genuinely means it, which would be great as it shows an awareness on his part of how unforgivable his actions are.  This great and all, except the words lose their weight/significance when every single ‘normal’ family member is on track to forgive him.  It would hold much more weight to show he doesn’t get forgiven by everyone, which will require him to at least to some extent, live with the consequences of his actions (e.g., being alone/ostracized from some family members).

So, let’s go through the Todoroki family members who are in the process of forgiving, have already forgiven, or are on their way to forgiving Enji, and how I personally respond to their forgiveness. Of course, all of this will be heavily influenced by my personal opinions and personal experiences, however I think that’s fair – as a person who’s endured long-term childhood abuse from a parent, I’d hope that my opinions (and others like me) will have some weight in the conversation surrounding domestic violence, even within the context of fiction.

Rei:

Rei has shown signs of starting to forgive Endeavor as evidenced by defending him to her children.

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I do appreciate that she states that she’s still too scared to see her husband, and that the doctor states it’s not a good idea.  That all makes perfect sense.  But the idea that she’s willing to give him a chance to redeem himself because he sends her flowers?  I absolutely cannot identify with this in any which way.  Her marriage was forced by Endeavor, her sole purpose to bear him cold/hot quirk children.  She may have later grown to love him, who knows; we do know she was willing at least have Fuyumi with him, since she suggested it… (although there is a lot to unpack around that too, which I’ll also save for a different post). Even if she did love Enji (and a part of her may still love him, as some of us may feel towards our abusers) she went through YEARS of abuse to the point that she had a psychotic break and had to be institutionalized.  To suggest that she’s willing to begin the road of forgiveness because he sends her flowers is just completely unrealistic, and I personally can’t identify with her at all (also, as a sidenote: if my abuser and the cause of my psychosis, who I’m too afraid to see, is sending me gifts, the last thing I would want would be to see those gifts displayed in my room as a constant reminder of them).

Fuyumi:

It’s clear that Fuyumi is well on her way to forgiving her father (if she hasn’t done so already).

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Fuyumi wants nothing more than to piece her family back together, which is entirely fine if that’s what she wants.  What bothers me however, is that she’s willing to do so by sweeping the family drama under the rug in an attempt at keeping the illusion of a healthy, loving family (i.e., one that’s not broken by abuse). Why can’t she have this happy family with her brothers and her mother?  Why does she feel the need to have Enji in that family picture, considering all he’s done to them?  Her whole “it would make your sister happy” is, in my opinion, guilt-tripping and selfish. I don’t think she’s a mean person, and she may not be aware that her behavior could be damaging.  But her motivations are clearly self-focused, as she’s not willing to address her family’s issues in a way that validates everyone’s feelings. She just wants everyone to ‘play nice.’

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It’s this dismissive behavior, a willingness to overlook the harm of the abuser for the sake of trying to keep a semblance of normalcy when things clearly aren’t normal, that has me label her as an abuse apologist. It’s not intended to be malicious of course; I do think she believes she means well.  But how does ignoring the abuse her family endured help anyone?  Will this ever get addressed by Horikoshi?  TBH, I doubt it, but we’ll just have to wait and see.  But one thing is for sure, she’s definitely the most forgiving out of all of her siblings.

Natsuo:

I love this guy.  Truly.  So far, he’s probably the MOST relatable for me…

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Look at that.  Beautiful.  I love it. It’s everything I want.  He’s unforgiving, holding his long-time abusive father accountable (regardless of how good of a hero he is), while still being a good person (lookin’ at you, Dabi…) all in one breath.

SO… why am I including him in this? Natsuo so far seems to be holding out, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Horikoshi writes him in the direction of forgiveness, especially after this Dabi/Touya reveal. I feel like there’s already been hints at it, and it’s just a matter of time before he inevitably gets written as forgiving his father as well.

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Here, you see his mother’s words getting into his head; he’s thinking heavily about what she’s said to him.  He doesn’t like the idea of his father looking for redemption, and holds his own disbelief around his father “trying to make sense of it all.”  But clearly he values his mother’s opinion on the matter, which will have an impact on his own views/beliefs.  Plus, the added pressure of seeing his other family members forgive his father will also have an impact on his stance, either by making him dig his heels in further in resistance, or by accepting their stance on it and as such be one step closer to forgiving Enji himself.

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Here, he’s hearing Enji’s words and recalling Midoriya talking to Shouto earlier in the evening. He’s drawing a parallel between what it means to be a kind person and what it means to forgive. It’s followed up by his father’s confession of atonement, which clearly has an impact on Natsuo.  His experience here is visceral and entirely relatable; while Enji’s words may sound nice and genuine, it does little to assuage Natsuo of the painful memories he harbors and the damage that his father has caused over the years.

He’s still holding stubbornly onto his anger, unwilling to forgive… but the way it’s playing out, it’ll only be a matter of time. Maybe it’ll be yet another near-death experience for Endeavor, this time by Touya’s hand.  Or maybe he’ll feel that deep cut of betrayal from Touya/Dabi that makes him let go of his own anger/darkness in his heart out of a fear of letting it consume him the way it did his older brother.  Either way, I see it ending up there.  We don’t know for certain yet, of course… but my money is on Natsuo forgiving his father by the end, so I’m holding back on getting too attached.

Shouto:

Shouto also seems to be becoming more open to forgiveness, despite all he’s gone through (and witnessed his mother go through). There’s a lot surrounding why this may be… perhaps it was watching the near-death experience of Enji in the battle with High-End… (which, hey, watching someone you care about nearly die, even if that person is your abuser, would be rough to watch).

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Or watching his father be a badass hero (because let’s face it, Enji is an excellent fighter) that the public looks to for hope. Keep in mind, this happened after Enji had told Shouto he wanted to be worthy of the #1 position and  of being Shouto’s father; so Enji has just shown to Shouto that he’s (at least by Hero Society’s standards) worthy of being #1, and now he’s trying to make amends with his family (mm, check out that need for validation…).

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 Clearly, Shouto is giving his father a chance to redeem himself.

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And, of course, we have this page as well, which draws the comparison of being a kind person also being a forgiving person (which, quite frankly, isn’t true - you can definitely be a kind person and still not forgive someone who’s done long-term harm to you).  Regardless, it’s clearly being shown that Shouto is obviously heading into forgiveness.  Once again, the forgiveness itself isn’t bad… it’s how it’s being portrayed.  As someone who’s been abused by someone who’s supposed to take care of them and love them, I can say with certainty that you don’t really care that much about how good that person is at their job. It shouldn’t matter that Enji is a great hero; he’s always been a great hero (that’s why he was second only to All Might). What matters is how Enji is as a father, and it’s well established that he’s failed his entire family, by choice, for years. Shouto states as such to him, saying he’ll watch to see what kind of father he becomes.  But this follows immediately after the battle with High-End, which implies that Shouto is basing his willingness to forgive his father off of Enji’s heroics and public acceptance as the symbol of hope.  Why this would sway Shouto’s view of his father enough to consider forgiveness for years of physical and psychological damage escapes me.

Now, let’s be clear that forgiveness of an abuser isn’t impossible, but it’s certainly not an easy task.  Additionally, the decision to forgive hinges on a lot of things, including whether or not the abuser is worthy of forgiveness (i.e., are the crimes he’s committed against his family redeemable?  Is he truly genuinely feeling guilty about what he’s done? Does he understand the magnitude of what he’s done?  Is he acting selflessly, or is his quest for redemption rooted in selfishness (e.g., need for acceptance, a way to hold onto one’s power/importance within the family dynamic, etc.)?).   In many cases, especially cases where the abuse is long-term as it’s portrayed as being for the Todoroki family, and as mine was growing up, forgiveness isn’t really on the victim’s mind.  The damage done by the abuser is so long lasting, leaving a permanent imprint on how we think, act, and behave.  It shapes us, especially when it occurs in the formative years of childhood, affecting how we connect with others and how we view ourselves.

So, sharing a few contrite moments with the abuser (in this case, Enji) and seeing some positive situations (e.g., watching him kick ass on TV, be kind to his kids, etc.) do little to persuade me into forgiveness of a man who willingly, repeatedly, chose to abuse his family for at least a decade.  His abuse was physical, mental, and emotional.  Even if his desire for redemption is genuine, the quickness with which the good characters here begin to forgive him feels slightly forced for the sake of his redemption arc, and is therefore unrelatable.  And that is the crux of the issue.  Enji’s redemption should be just as much about the healing of his victims as it should be about him (if not more so).  However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.  So, what we get is a family portrayal that is in favor of the abuser.

So, all of the ‘good’ Todorokis are working toward forgiveness of their abuser.  Great. So, where does that leave those of us who aren’t on board with forgiveness? Those of us who see our own abuse, our own history, within this story and are not (and will not) ever forgive our abuser for entirely reasonable and justifiable reasons? Where is our representation in a story that, for all intents and purposes, is meant to be about the ramifications of abuse (and by proxy, victims of abuse)?

Our only remaining choice?  Dabi, of course… the psychopath who’s bent on destroying his abuser’s life and the hero society that’s, in some ways, created and supported him.

I think a major reason Dabi is so loved by some of us is that we can identify with that anger, that need for retribution/justice.  Are all of us entirely on board with how Dabi has decided to go about this retribution by doing whatever it takes no matter who it hurts or what innocent lives are lost? No, of course not.  But in a story where we’re looking for a sense of justice, where the long-term serial abuser DOESN’T get to walk away free with his abused family still by his side/supporting him, what other options do we have?  He’s the ONLY ONE who seems to be willing to hold Enji accountable for what he’s done and who sees the hypocrisy in his position as a symbol of hope in contrast to who he has been behind closed doors with his family.  So THAT is what we’re defending when we defend Dabi.   We’re NOT defending his murders, or him attempting to kill his brother, or ANY of that.  We might understand where that darkness is coming from/what’s caused it and empathize with it, but we don’t EXCUSE it.

Now, obviously the story isn’t finished yet, so there’s no way to know for sure where Horikoshi will take this redemption arc. We don’t know if all of the family members really will forgive Endeavor or not, and if Enji will ever be fully welcomed into the family fold.  The airing of the Todoroki family’s dirty laundry and its impacts on shining a light on the cracks in hero society give me hope. Also, the diversity across the Todoroki family of how each person copes that that abuse is also well done. That’s why I’m still invested in this story, that’s why I’m still reading it. But we only have what we’ve been shown to go on, and at the moment, there are major aspects of this story that are lacking.  The diversity in how each family member handles their abuse and their relationship with their abuser starts to lose its impact when that diversity is gradually washed out in favor of universal forgiveness. 

Also, where the manga is currently at gives me concern about the kind of message this story is sending to its readers.  I often see others say: “it’s just fiction, relax.”  Yes, it is fiction.  And when we read fiction, we all search for a piece of ourselves within the story.  You can’t have a story that centers around domestic abuse and not have abuse victims gravitate towards it, hoping for accurate representation.  And most importantly, even though this is ‘just a story,’ what message is it sending when the only person not willing to excuse/forgive Enji is a psychopath who’s been driven insane by his father’s abuse (and possible by his family’s inability/unwillingness to address said abuse)?  What message does it send to abuse victims? What message does it send to those who have never experienced abuse and are learning about it through this fictional representation? To say that this isn’t relevant in a real-world way is inaccurate at best and damaging at worst; and even if it may not hold relevance for some within a real-world setting, for many of us it does and as such the implications and impacts of it should be respected, even if you may not agree with it.  In short, for some of us, this is personal.

Now, do I think that every family member should curse Enji into the sun?  No, as satisfying as that would be for me.  I’d be perfectly happy if some family members forgive and some don’t.  Why?  Because it’s realistic.  It makes sense, because it depends on each character’s unique, personal experiences. Some will forgive, some won’t, and some will continue to defend and provide excuses for said abuser – all of these positions within the abused family dynamic are real and exist.  I just wish BNHA would also allow a space for us abuse victims who aren’t willing to forgive – a space that isn’t villainized.

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arvandus·20 hours agoText

linkspooky:

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From the start, Endeavor has pitted his own children against each other. Now we’re seeing the complex dynamics of an abusive household, Todoroki Shoto Endeavor’s  golden child and Todoroki Toya Endeavor’s scapegoat, play out on a battlefield. At first glance, Shoto looks like the good brother fighting on the side of the heroes, and Toya the bad brother who cares more for plotting villainous revenge than anything else. However, it’s more complicated than that: a look at abusive dynamics and the character foiling between Shoto and Toya underneath the cut. 

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arvandus·a day agoText

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bnha 292 spoilers⚠️

just… thinking abt chapter 292. like dabi’s actions are understandable— but not justifiable

i understand the anger, the resentment, and whatever driving force is behind his every action

i get it. i understand.

he was literally cast aside and thrown away bc his father favoured his youngest sibling— of course he’s bound to hate them

but it doesn’t really justify it?? like i get it, he becomes a villain in the process of trying to bring enji’s actions to light bc it wasn’t just him that was affected but also the rest of his family. like yeah enji deserves to rot

but shouto doesn’t deserve this— the rest of the family don’t deserve this

like his hate for enji just got so strong it skewed his moral compass— his viewpoint of everything

i think deep down he knows whatever he’s doing is fucked up, he knows the consequences surely— but his hatred just runs so deep that all that gets tossed out the window

he would literally kill his brothers,, his younger brothers (yes PLURAL) if it meant it would destroy enji

all he knows is that he wants to wreak havoc and take down his father, using any and all means to do so

and i get it, he took away so much from dabi— emotionally and physically scarring him, so i feel that his actions are honestly understandable— motive and everything

but it doesn’t excuse anything that he’s doing (and that he’s done) and i’m sure he knows that

even at the start of his video (that’s being broadcasted live all over japan) he says the crimes were a “hideous act”

so clearly, he’s self aware

and i think that just shows how far he’s willing to take it, just to see the man that cast him away suffer

so are his actions understandable? yes, of course

are they justifiable? not really

were there better ways to go about it? definitely

he could’ve chosen to do something that would’ve hurt his family the least— but it would be unrealistic and we already know he’s emotionally volatile and unstable

there’s a lot to unpack before we can even fully understand what goes on through his head but it all boils down to how enji treated them

had he not been so hungry for power, he wouldn’t have turned out that way— none of his siblings would’ve

enji’s actions were never understandable nor are they justifiable

dabi’s are understandable but not justifiable


touya is dead, and has been for a very long time

touya is not dabi, dabi is not touya


dabi was touya


and endeavor was the reason he died

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arvandus·a day agoAnswer

hi just wanted to say that Touch gives me a lot lf serotonin like it’s deadass my comfort fanfic right now 🤍🤍🤍

ahhh thank you!  I’ve been thinking about it heavily lately too.  I’m hoping to start working on it again soon just for personal comfort!

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arvandus·a day agoAnswer

So how'd it feel to find out several things you wrote in "Touch" be eerily similar to canon lol

It’s. Fuckin’. Wild.

I’m shocked and pleasantly surprised.  It is pretty cool that I can (more or less) keep ‘Touch’ somewhat canon-accurate throughout all of this… (although technically this is a canon-deviation fic).

TBH though, kudos to Horikoshi’s writing; the similarities between what I came up with for ‘Touch’ and canon wouldn’t be possible without his subtle clues throughout the canon storyline.

So now MY question is… should I now include ‘manga spoilers’ in the warning tags, even though I wrote this stuff before it came out as official?  Just craziness.

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arvandus·2 days agoText

I’ve got so much going on in my head right now after reading the latest leaks, the fandom discourse, and rereading older manga chapters surrounding the Todoroki family drama. Here’s a Venn Diagram I made, because… I needed a quick outlet.

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arvandus·2 days agoText

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers and anyone else who comes across this blog! I know 2020 has been rough. So take it easy, be kind to yourself, and know that even though I may not know you, I’m thankful you’re here! ❤️

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arvandus·5 days agoText

When you wanna finally start writing again but you gotta go back and read everything you wrote…

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arvandus·8 days agoAnswer

HI i literally re read touch last night and it was the best decision i’ve made all week LOL, ugh YOUR WRITING >>>>>> 💓💓💕❤️❤️💞❤️🥰💕💞💕❤️💕❤️ immaculate truly 😌

Ahdlfldkhd thank you! 💗💗

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arvandus·8 days agoAnswer

Hiii. I just finished Touch and I’m so in love with it. Could I please be added to the tag list?? Thank you so much for sharing such an incredible story with us. 🖤✨

Absolutely! Glad you like it! ❤️

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arvandus·8 days agoText

omg everyone!  I got an extension on some of my assignments for school! WHICH MEANS I’LL BE ABLE TO START WRITING AGAIN SOONER THAN I THOUGHT!!!

*does happy dance*

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arvandus·9 days agoText

whimsymimsywrites:

 Dear dumbass of my life

You’ve insisted  we write our favorite stories of each other in the few days we have left before our wedding for some reason. But you did that eye thing to me and I can never say no when you do that. Bitch. But you’re my bitch, so… I guess It’s not the worst thing. I wanna write down the story of our relationship, proposal and your trip to the hospital. 

I met you when I was starting my own hero agency, you had applied to be part of my agency as an assistant claiming that ‘no noise or scream you could make could interrupt my work.’ A bold claim. Then I found out why you could claim this, You are deaf.

 You said it was cause you got too close to a hero fight when you were in middle school. ‘Some explodey kid in a goo villain’ you had explained, ‘Then All might came down and I stopped being able to hear.’ Telling me your quirk used to be supersonic hearing. I was… Slightly upset, I asked to take you to dinner, to make up for the incident and you just laughed and agreed. I was gonna hire you anyway cause you had the perfect credentials as an accountant. But …

 When we went to dinner and talked…. Texted for hours. It felt like I knew you my whole life. We made a tradition of this, every wednesday we would go eat and talk. We did this for… 3 years I think before I asked you on a real date. Then a year after that I bought a ring. Then the fuckery went from a 2 to a 10.

I got us a reservation at the nicest restaurant in the city, had the workers put your ring in a champagne glass cause I thought that you were smart enough to look in YOUR GODDAMN GLASS BUT NOOOO YOU TOOK IT LIKE A SHOT. gAVE ME A DAMN HEART ATTACK HAD TO TAKE YOUR DUMBASS TO THE HOSPITAL CAUSE YOU WERE CHOKING ON THE FUCKIN RING. WE SAT IN THE ER FOR 5 HOURS! 

But for some reason after all that, All you could do was worry about me. I wasn’t the one choking or had to get the ring removed, it was you. But all you could think about was if I was okay? So damn dumb, I wish you would worry about your own self more. You’ve gotta take better care of the person I love. Or I’ll do it for you… I’m not being sappy, thats a threat. You better remember that. 

I really love you more than anything in the world. And even in a hundred years when we’re old… probably dead. I’ll still love you. You’re one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. Even the old hag likes you and thats saying a lot cause she hated everyone I brought to her before. You’ve seen the worst sides of me and still kissed me and told me that you loved every part of me. Even the parts that I’m not proud of. You took the good and the bad and you didn’t care what people thought. I love you.

 But if you tell anyone about this letter I will deny it to your face

Forever yours,

Bakugo Katsuki 

Y’all, this is too damn sweet. ❤️

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arvandus·9 days agoAnswer

I was just reading Touch - wonderful story by the way - and I came here to say that sensory overload is a bitch and I can relate to that. Does reader have any side effects from that?

Don’t wanna give too much away about her, as more about her is being uncovered in the story… but so far what’s been described as sensitivity to everything, everything being painful/too much, etc., which would cause a lot of mental stress and physical pain for her.  Depending on how much she is being bombarded (e.g., all senses all at once) I’d imagine it’d be disorienting/confusing for her because her brain can’t sort and process all the sensory input coming in (I find neurology very interesting, so I speculate on it a lot).

Most of it is written from how I’d imagine it would feel, and extrapolating from milder personal experiences (migraines, sleep exhaustion, etc.), with research to clarify some stuff when I have the time.

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arvandus·9 days agoAnswer

I've seen that you also draw. That's very cool! Which kind of materials do you work with? Have you tried nankin ink?

I’ve worked with a variety of materials over the years, but have been most consistent with pencils/colored pencils.  I’ve also done painting, pen, charcoal and pastels.

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arvandus·11 days agoAnswer

So, do you think Horikoshi will show us Mr. Compress past? We already have everybody origin story, (Toga, Shigaraki, Twice, Dabi, even Spinner if I remember correctly) even if Mr. Compress doesn't have a strong presence like Shigaraki, ir Dabi I think that his past must be very interesting. Think about it, a man that hides his face, even from his comrades, and has almost an obssession for a good show, even if hurts people! I'm unnable to forget when he took Chisaki's arm with a smile on his face

I hope he does! I’m very curious to hear his origin story!


Him taking Chisakis arm with a smile was great because he took the same arm that Chisaki took from him. It was very poetic and it made perfect sense why he was so happy about it.

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arvandus·12 days agoAnswer

So due to covid, the lines had a space between the people. And there was some people at the entrance who control the amount of people who enter the building. Luckly I didnt have to wait in the line to vote, there was just me in that section, and we had to use alcohol in our hands before going to the machine. Here in my country, we're obligated to vote until 60 years so most of the elderly stayed at home.

I think it’s great to require citizens to vote in the elections. Its such an important part of the democratic process, and people should be involved in their democracy.

Unfortunately here, not everyone WANTS the public to have easy voting access.  Voter suppression is a real issue here, but I’m hoping us Americans can address this and make the democratic process more fair for everyone.

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