“Hmm...” Yi thumbed at his coin purse, filled with various provincial currencies, “A good meal today, and perhaps I excuse myself from sense for a time. A drink would not be terrible for me. I know it would not be, without excess... Though, it would be nice to not have to deal with the consequence of being poorer for it, afterwards. ”
He sighed, “It would be nice to do nice things for myself, without worrying about how it would be worse for me later. What a life this is, yes?” The fact he was talking to himself wasn’t lost on his dour expression.
approaching anxiety with a "What can you do 🤷" attitude is very freeing, cuz it's like "I acknowledge that I have anxiety about this thing, but also, what's honestly the worst thing that could happen? Also we have to do it, so whatever right?"
((Send me a ღ if your character has unrequited feelings for mine.
And those unrequited feelings? Those are all dumbfounded confusion, babey. Also sort of a peace sign too bc he still enjoys seeing his posts even if he doesn't understand half of them.))
I'm so sorry king I had to ramble abt daves relationship I have to be honest I have to bee upfront, my brain doesn't work and I NEVER get to interacting with you but I'm genuinely such a simp for chiron. Hes so polite. Hes sooo polite. There's smth abt polite characters.... he just vibes in such a way.........
Dave loves Chiron. was he being serious abt the reason he likes him, perhaps a little, is that the actual reason, no. Yes hes a bit biased that he didn't get kicked off this mortal plane as a kid from some alt of him, but it's because he SEEMS like an adult.
The people he interacts with ARE adults, but Chiron comes across in such a way that Dave feels like he wouldn't have to try to be funny because that's not what Chiron would demand. He'd still try to, but he feels. More like a peer, than an audience member, and its a little exhilarating to see it.
as your certified edgy lord of the flies stan, any analysis that generalizes their situation to just “thats how kids are when left alone” completely ignores the class aspect of the whole thing
like they were white (i think), upper class boys who went to private school and grew up in an environment that literally told them that they were superior to everyone else, of course people like that are gonna have their “society” go to shit.
to me it looks like it follows the same principle as the stanford prison experiment
misguided wingman is literally my shit i personally love seeing akira written as a lovestruck fool. also catch me still melting over "Were Helios half as radiant as my Chariot, the world would understand the folly of Icarus..."
Pear!!! Thank you so much, I’m gonna be honest I never expected my one-off idea I had almost a year ago to go from “yeah ryuji seems like the kind of guy to get a lowkey-confession-slash-coming-out like that and decide to support his bro by playing wingman at a guy he doesn’t realize looks like his American cousin” to blowing up into the 6 chapter thing that it is or for it to get the feedback that it has. I am so excited to post it, you have no idea, but I’ve been holding off because I know what happens when I try to post a multichap piece before it’s done and I don’t want to leave people hanging.
And if you like Lovestruck Fool Akira, I hope you also like Anxious Dork Akira, because we’re now past the date with Hawaii Guy and into “oh god I’ve cheated on Ryuji” “You aren’t even dating Ryuji” “I’ve cheated on him”. It’s fun stuff and based partly on my own real life experience, so that’s fun!
And the Helios line. Oh my god the Helios line. I’m so proud of that, I’m so glad I remembered to write that one down because that one was a Halfway To Sleep At 3 AM line that I had forgotten by the time I woke up. I tweaked it a little from the original thought, “Were Apollo half as radiant, the world wold understand the folly of Icarus was not hubris but reckless devotion” and I’m really happy with both versions. But Helios and Chariot seemed Especially Fitting, yanno? I’m not sure how I’m gonna top it in the spinoff fics I’m planning, but I’m definitely gonna try. At least in two of them, the third is just gonna be an even more self-indulgent chatfic between the rest of the PT taking bets on when/how they’re gonna get together.