idk, is it so much to ask that jiang cheng and lan wangji get kidnapped and are forced to spend time together, in the same room, with their cores locked? like fantastic, 16 years of practice at avoiding each other like the plague out the window because some chuckleheads who thought they were sooooo clever decided to lure the erstwhile yiling laozu into a trap by abducting people he cares about? so these two nemeses are languishing in some dungeon somewhere, exhausted from trying to escape, and jiang cheng makes a comment, and lan wangji is just oozing disdain from every pore, and two seconds later somehow lan wangji has managed to insinuate that jiang cheng doesn't care about wei wuxian's happiness despite only having said like three words total, and that is IT, jiang cheng has HAD IT, how DARE HE???? but again like i said they don't have any energy or power and obviously their weapons have been confiscated so they just...have a slapfight?? with their sleeves??? and they're SO serious about it??? wei wuxian shows up to kick some chucklehead ass and is all ready to bust them out of there but when he arrives they're just? batting each other in the face?? wearing THE most ferocious glares known to man?? the killing intent just radiating off of them???
so obviously wei wuxian is overcome, just look at them, roughhousing like real brothers, aiya you two, i knew you loved each other deep down, i'm so glad you got it all out in the open, now we can be one big happy family, we are going to do so many joint night hunts, everyone is going to bond, it's going to be so beautiful -
and like neither of them can correct him? because wei wuxian is so clearly happy about this, so if jiang cheng bursts his bubble, he's proving lan wangji's point, and if lan wangji does it, he's no better than what he's accusing jiang cheng of? so now they're locked in eternal stalemate, forced to pretend that their deep and abiding hatred is normal Just Brother Things because wei wuxian comes from the Stop-Hitting-Yourself-I'm-Not-Touching-You-I'm-Not-Touching-Youuuuu School of Fraternal Affection???
(plot twist: wei wuxian can actually tell their ridiculous slapfight is not affectionate but is pretending otherwise because so help him he IS manifesting brother-in-law reconciliation in this dungeon tonight if it is the LAST thing he EVER does -
and it turns out that being able to slap each other with their sleeves whenever they want is actually a great outlet for their mutual resentment, and before you know it jiang cheng starts forgetting that they aren't just doing normal brother things, and lan wangji is having such a great time not being totally repressed, that eventually there comes a day when lan wangji throws jiang cheng into the lake and jiang cheng just acts fake indignant instead of real indignant and wei wuxian isn't even watching them so it's not like they need to pretend and hey wait a second - are they friends now? did that work???? and then they all live happily ever after THE END)
That trope...where Person A gets Person B laughing like a child...and sees the beautiful, adorable, wonderful, flustered and happy face of Person B...and just...feels their heart flutter...because they did that.
redrew an old piece for いい兄さんの日!! remember to hug your bros today ❤️❤️❤️
who knows, maybe a hug is all you need to clear up some misunderstandings you've had of each other for your entire lives :)
Every time I see someone complain about the wealth of monologues in Midnight Mass, I just want to shake them and whisper, “It is a direct reference to Catholic homilies. It is. It is a direct reflection of the heart of a Catholic sermon.” Every character is granted the ability, regardless of what they believe, to offer the audience their own sermon. Science. Experience with abuse or addiction or bigotry. Hopes for the future. Forgiveness. Every character is given the chance to reflect back to the audience, via a homily, the heart of what’s going on in their world.
It is intentional, y’all.
YES IT'S MY FAVORITE SCENE!!!
It's so fucking funny on like 10 different levels.
The comedic timing of Saiki getting distracted exactly when Toritsuka confidently thinks that he's being protected
The fact that coffee jelly obviously outweighs Toritsuka's life in Saiki's mind. And it's not even a fancy one probably lmfao
The fact that Aiura must've offered it to Saiki and then taken off running, or even funnier, just ran past him with the coffee jelly in hand.
The fact that Saiki actually fucking chases after her when he could use telekinesis to grab the jelly or electrokinesis to stop her in her tracks or even teleport in front of her.
Saiki's absolute brain-empty response to coffee jelly.
Look at that running pose. He can fly and run at the speed of light!!!
Aiura laughing delightedly because Saiki probably has the dumbest expression on his face and eyes only for the coffee jelly
The fact that Aiura is holding the coffee jelly over her head as if the extra distance could really prevent the madman from getting it
Also by the time they meet up with Toritsuka and Hii in the science room, the coffee jelly is gone, and while we unfortunately didn't get to see the end of the chase, there's pretty much no way it wasn't hilarious.
My guess is that once they reached the science room, Aiura turns and Saiki is still no-brain-cells reaching for the coffee jelly and she was gonna tease him about the whole thing but he looks so silly and excited about the coffee jelly (remember the puppy eyes he gave Toritsuka after dealing with KusuΩ?) that she just hands it over and he happily eats it and she's like "why are you literally sooo funny lmao" and the instant he's done he's all serious like "Toritsuka's life is in danger" and she's like "yah I know that's why I brought you here" and he quickly tosses out the container and turns to look cool and collected as Toritsuka comes in through the door and internally Aiura is just like "pffffft".
And on the sweet side:
The absolute lack of fear on Aiura's part of Saiki, the local god, and the absolute trust that he'll play along nicely.
Saiki, the local god, not using any of his powers and just playing along even though he looks completely silly doing it. Aiura is laughing at him and he doesn't seem to care at all.
Also Aiura must've been looking out for Toritsuka at least a little to try bribing Saiki into helping her save him. They both do care about him even if he's pretty shitty pretty often.
wei ying’s priorities are so funny he saw someone drawing bad pics of the yiling laozu and he’s like how DARE you make him ugly this is BLATANT misrepresentation 1 week later he meets baby mianmian she’s like “we were night hunting for the yiling laozu, who my mother says would never harm the innocent” and wei ying is like “damn stay safe out there i hear he eats kids :/“