HES THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HEAR HER AND THAT WILL NEVER NOT MAKE ME SOB
UGH I MEAN HE ACTUALLY MAKES AN EFFORT TO HEAR HER
Girl and her dragon growing up and growing old together and stuff. ( I picture dragons having very long lives so it would suck making human friends OTL ) It started as just the first pic but then I wanted to draw the dragon after it hatched and then it just continued from then on…
I am sure its by no means an original concept so I’m gonna add mine to the pile of mythical creature friendships :)
I’m having a horrible artblock so I’m just finishing up doodles I did at work over 4-5 months ago or something OTL
I broke shell in your hands, as red as a poppy;
your love was a jewel,
your hair the first and only gold
I ever hoarded.
In winter, I grew to serpentine loops
in your warm arms;
you held me like coils of priceless silk
and told me our secret name
later, we basked in the sun
by a sea so immesureably old
I forgot to notice that you, too, were ageing.
you taught me to fly with paper wings.
like a stringed kite, you were tethered
to an earth I only learned to leave
because your love bore me up
like a soaring thermal.
the first time your heart broke,
I held you close and wondered how it would feel,
when you broke mine.
years later, when your hair turned white as eggs.
I carried you
as you once carried me, your bones as fragile
as the shell I’d long outgrown -
and now you’re gone.
I cannot call you back.
I guard the earth that tethers you
and hope you’ll wait, my darling -
'till I am done.
so it’s pretty much accepted canon by now that raleigh has at least one notebook filled with mr. raleigh mori and/or mr. mako mori, yes?
“Remember, it’s about compatibility. It’s a dialogue, not a fight.”
TONY: That fight scene between the two of them may still qualify as the best sex scene to show up in any movie this summer, even if they are both fully clothed.
Guillermo del Toro: That’s exactly how I shot it—like a sex scene. That scene was all about two people having an intimate connection after beating the crap out of each other.
One of the great things about this movie is that Raleigh is so pleased to have been beaten by Mako - have you ever seen a guy so happy to be thrown on his back? (please, let’s haul our minds out of the gutter until later).
When he comes running after her later (that scene outside his quarters), she looks around and backs away, as though she’s expecting him to be aggressive, as though she’s preparing for a fight - and instead, he’s all “We’re compatible! We can drift! We can be pilots together!” with hearts in his eyes.
There isn’t any masculine pride or “I’m the veteran, who the hell do you think you are, rookie?” bullshit. He’s found a new partner, after expecting never again to find anyone, after being unwilling to ever again let anyone in his head, and he’s delighted about it.
It doesn’t matter that it’s a girl who’s smaller than him who’s just kicked his arse in front of all the rest of the Shatterdome crew. He’s not humiliated, he’s not angry, he’s not resentful - he’s found someone good enough to match him and it’s wonderful.
Thank you, Guillermo del Toro, for showing us decent human beings :-)
^^^^^^^ pretty much all of that
including the Raleigh-chasing-Mako-back-to-quarters thing
Drift compatibility over 900%
you ever shipped something so damn hard, it started to physically hurt?? yeah, that’s what’s starting to happen here. this show is ruining me.
And I have to speculate, that God himself did make us
Into corresponding shapes, like puzzle pieces from clay
How Raleigh Becket Changed His Tune Once He Met Miss Mako Mori: A Short Story
"You don’t understand, I’m a complicated hero with angst and man pai- OMG SHE’S PERFECT EVERYONE GET IN THE JAEGER WE’RE GOING MONSTER HUNTING"
Oh god I never noticed how his shoulders drop in that last gif. It looks like he is literally sighing over how perfect she is.
He LITERALLY sighs at her when she walks by. NEVER have I seen a main character hero who is an extremely masculine male be SO ADORING of a woman. He has literal stars in his eyes. He’s tipsy on admiration. He looks at her like she brought Christmas and puppies and chocolate cake.
I STAN MANLY MEN WHO ARE RESPECTFUL AND EMOTIONALLY AVAILABLE AND TOTAL EQUALS WITH THEIR LADY FRIENDS