space loser giant kitty committee (voltron)

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by unknownanonymous, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    I’ve just watched up to Crystal Venom!

    I am interested that Shiro is the most obsessed with interrogating Sendak. It’s also interested in the way Shiro attempts to start out with “softening up” questions, but then goes to the really difficult to get answered ones almost immediately, depending on how much actual time elapsed between “softening” questions and hard questions. (And he doesn’t wait for answers, and I think he might have been hallucinating/having a flashback at some points. He was definitely dissociating during the wait.) Also some pretty hardcore projection.

    Then Sendak completely turns the interrogation around. In a very “I’m trapped so I’m gonna fuck with you because I know your weak points,” way. It was kind of fascinating, because you need to know someone pretty well to manipulate them that well. If that was Sendak and not a combo of Shiro hallucinating and the fucked up AI. (I am disappointed he got shot into space in a pod with a cracked cover. This is what AUs are for, so.)

    In short, Shiro is not only not an intelligence officer, and should not have been within a hundred feet of Sendak. I am not sure who would have been able to handle the interrogation better though. . They are all pretty young, and lack training. (Except Coran, but I don’t think he’d be a good interrogator either.)

    I feel so sorry for princess Allura. She really had a Bad Time during this episode. (The AI screwing with her was really, really alarming. I could not watch a lot of it because it was pretty disturbing )
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  2. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    I thiiink the idea was that Shiro asks the question, Sendak reflexively thinks of it, and it's recorded in the memory thing? I doubt he was expecting a response...
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  3. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    If that's so, why bother asking Sendak about joining the military/personal questions. At least a couple of them were personal.
  4. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Just jumping in here to say I'm finally starting on this show - halfway through the first episode and like, Lance's pitch-crush on Keith was so adorable?? I mean bro I've been there it's hard and no-one understands, especially not Keith.

    (Also djslafljkklj it's so dumb but I'm really enjoying the action sequences. It's giving me flashbacks to my Gurren Lagann days XDD)

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  5. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    I kind of have a bunny where humans have quadrants and Allura and Coran are just kind of befuddled by the paladin quadrant drama.
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  6. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Hah yeah I like that - is it weird that I kind of really want Shiro and Pidge to hook up pale? They've both got some issues and could use a big old pile and feelings jam, yo.

    (Also don't get me started on Altean alien headcanons - just because they look like elves to us doesn't mean they have anything close to our reproduction? Is any of that touched upon besides the fact that there is definitely a parent-offspring bond?)

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  7. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    Alteans reproduce by budding, pass it on.
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  8. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Also I'm starting to wonder how the hecky heck Galras work as well - like, is Zarkon even the same species as his officers? He's scaly while they're fuzzy... The old lady I can credit because extreme sexual dimorphism is a thing, but - are they different castes? I think they're different castes.

    (I'm now headcanoning that all the fuzzy-bat-eared officer caste are actually like reproductive partners of the 'Emperor/Queen' type and that why they're all like 'SEMPAI NOTICE ME PLZ')
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  9. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    My brain is doing horrible things to me:
    I keep remembering Zarkon as “Zardoz” which is a completely different thing. I’m going to make that mistake in a fic or meta post, and then all will be horrible scifi with Sean Connery in a red leather harness.
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  10. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Okay so I've gotten as far as Crystal Venom and

    oh jeez holy suicidal ship. I mean, I can kind of understand where it's coming from, but... and yeah, who the hell thought it was a good idea to leave Shiro and his hardcore PTSD about all things Galra with the prisoner? I was really expecting him to flip out and go berserk on anything that so much as touched him?

    Thank gods he's got better control than that, but yeah, it just brings home how desperately undertrained and inexperienced they all are :/
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  11. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    I'VE WATCHED UP TO EP 11 (IS THAT ALL THERE IS SO FAR??) Why the hecky heck is no-one talking about-

    THE FACT THAT ZARKON CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST BLACK PALADIN??? (no seriously I never watched the original series am I being dumb here or what??)
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  12. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    I think that was definitely an "OOOOOOH DAYUUUUUUM!" moment for me. But I think we're also not talking about it because we don't have much more information than that little quip
    and the fact that he has the bayard
    to go off of.
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  13. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    I have finally finished episodes ten and eleven! I thought there was going to be more detail about Shiro's experiences as a prisoner, so I'm a little disappointed. (There was one scene in ep eleven that I was particularly worried about.) I am *very* interested in what happens next!
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  14. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    I need to get in the habit of looking for threads about things I'm into. :-/ But wooo Voltron!

    Someone on tumblr has declared a Rarepair Week for Voltron next month, and I've been working on fic. Because Pidge/Hunk.
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  15. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Honestly, I really really dig Pidge/Hunk as pale.
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  16. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    I could see that. The ship I'm writing is more pink than pure red anyway, if you use quadrants. Lemme know if you find any.
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  17. asynch

    asynch allegedly legendary

    ok so i know Voltron is supposed to be this badass superweapon mecha but i see the lion-head-hands and all i can think of is Mabel Pines.

    (if they want to pick something up as Voltron, does Red or Green just... bite it?)
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  18. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

    Does it help if I mention the fact that my tag on tumblr for this show is 'space loser giant kitty committee'?
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  19. Lerxst

    Lerxst salty parabola

    Guess who finally broke down and got Netflix and is watching this now? this guy. Got up to episode 7 or 8 today, will probably binge the rest tomorrow.

    I know a show's gonna be great when it makes me spit-laugh multiple times in the first episode. "I'M A LEG! :D" just about killed me.
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  20. Xitaqa

    Xitaqa Secretly awesome

    I'm old, I used to watch the original show as a kid, and to use modern parlance, I headcanoned Pidge as a girl and Keith as, like, nonbinary/fluid, I guess. They were the two I identified with and fav'd and I decided they were not strictly speaking dudes (which probably says a lot about me) so this series made me very very very very happy!

    Too tired to burble further, but wanted to word thing there now.
    (sleep is important kids, verbal is best with sleep)
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