Something I made for pyttis as a thank you for helping me out and sending me some spare nibs for my tablet pencil! >u< ♥♥ I wanted to try out the colour palette challenge too (finally) so here’s Barclay in some cool colours B)
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND AWESOME and I can’t get over it *-* You captured Barclay’s personality so well and the way you used the palette is just amazing. Thank youuuu so much and hopefully the nibs will arrive soon! ♥ `u´
Can we just talk about the level of no homo during the crying scene though?
I just love how Rei and Nagisa stand there sobbing with two solid feet between them like awkward idiots because hugs are gay
But it’s okay for Nagisa to hold on to Makoto because there’s no sexual tension between them, so it can’t be mistaken as gay
Kyoani knows if Rei and Nagisa hugged it would be gay because hugs totally happen in this show, just NOT between legit pairings
BONUS gender-normative comment:
Stfu you giant poodle
Uggh seriously. I loved this scene so much, but they had the perfect opportunity to throw a Reigisa hug in there! Honestly, it was like super uncomfortable to just watch them stand there and cry, it would have been LESS awkward for them to hug tbh.
Like Rei started crying first then Nagisa followed, he could have easily clung to him like he did in episode 3, but this time Rei could wrap his arms around Nagisa. It wouldn’t have been like “omg homo” because it was such an emotional moment uugh.
And I know a lot of people talk about how physical contact is such an intimate thing in Japan, and I get that, but just look at Nagisa! He breaks all of those rules all the damn time. He’s hugged Haru and thrown himself on Haru multiple times, but he can’t fucking hug his best friend as they’re both sobbing? The lack of a Reigisa hug has nothing to do with Japanese culture and more to do with the fact that KyoAni didn’t want to put a hug in there because it would look too gay, or because they really like to fuck with everyone’s feelings.
Also yeah, that line really bothered me. It seemed really out of character for Makoto to say that, so I’m just gonna blame bad writing xD
Thank you! I get asks all the time saying it can’t happen because hugs aren’t acceptable in Japan, but considering the number of hugs, glomps, full-body wrap-arounds, and cuddles we’ve gotten in this show, I don’t understand why it’s unreasonable that these two particular characters, who are one another’s best friends, can’t touch each other? It screams of censorship. Hugs are okay in some situations, but not ones that can be mistaken as gay. I don’t buy it.