She plays bloodborne on my PS4 until I start talking about how Maria is actually a hero in the lore,
like a real tragic hero she isn't a fool idealist she knew the danger of Blood and grew stronger through more brutal but less consuming arcane means, she's not a champion consumed by greed because she spent untold time atoning for her sins by protecting the fishing village from power hungry outsiders and shielding the few sane minds left in the medical ward from complete descent into chaos, she's simply the person who, by virtue of being so strong as to challenge the unknowable threat at its core, came to know that her world is doomed beyond salvation. She doesnt even resent the hunter for attempting to undo all her efforts at atonement for what she did to Kos and the villagers, all she has is a simple warning, a simple summation of what she's learned from her superhuman efforts to peer into the unknown, ignore the unknown terror behind the corpse, accept your death, and abandon this hopeless search for whatever you have outside the nightmare.
what’s stopping me from adding maria here as an honorary muse
she can be summer’s madrina and i wouldn’t be wrong
back in beacon qrow was like the grim reaper is the kind of huntsman i wanna be and summer blinked and nodded. later she found him putting posters up and she went “ooooooh! you mean la muerte! that’s my godmother!”
mundialmag You’ve probably seen, or if you go to the games, heard Maria before. She’s four foot eleven and shrinking, she reckons, but her presence fills and outgrows any room, garden, or stadium she’s in. Obsessed with Arsenal after hearing the name on the radio as a 12-year-old girl while scrubbing the floor above her family’s restaurant, she’s hardly missed a game since the late 60s, and attends the men’s, women’s, and U23’s games. Maria’s the most fantastic football fan you’ve ever met.
“I used to travel anywhere that I wanted by public transport. Here, in Europe, even when we went to China. Anything to get me to the games. But because of Covid and my inability to walk far now, I’ll get a taxi.
“I’m in love with the Arsenal. That’s all I can say. Because I don’t have a family of my own, not a nuclear family anyway, Arsenal are my family. You’ve heard the phrase those who can play, play, and those who don’t, teach. Or something like that. It’s the same with me. I couldn’t play, so I became the best fan. The love for them just got hold of me and won’t let me go. And I keep saying to people “I shall be oh so upset when I die.” And they say “why Maria?” “Well, I won’t be able to watch Arsenal anymore.”
“Sometimes I’m in my seat and there are children walking by and staring at me because they’ve heard me and their parents have told me who I am. A lot of people know me because of the songs, and with them I treat the match like an opera. In the opera, the story is sung isn’t it? Well in football, my story is sung. A beginning song, then the build-up and getting the other fans to join in, and then at the end singing “We’ve won, because we’re Arsenal!” Even the players from the other teams know who I am because I’ve been following them for years. Throughout the game, I hand over to my choir when I want a rest. “Come on, help me out please, my voice isn’t so good today,” I’ll say, and then everyone joins in.
“Back when I first started going to the women’s games, there were hardly any people there, and I’m so happy to see that changing now. They deserve it.”
Is it too out of pocket to say I think nat dyed maria’s hair one time because she said she’d look good with darker hair and “since maria won’t let her cut it short she should at least let her dye it” and that’s why maria’s hair is darker in avengers than in the other movies