We all know Davesprite is weeping into his pillow every night…but few understand the depth of his sacrifice.
you are a heartless person if you laugh at this. a heartless person.
i can tell by the way you carry yourself
“You seem to be taking this whole rightful-heir-of-the-throne news rather well, Egbert.”
John looks up at you in surprise, bristling at your sudden and silent entrance. You bite down the urge to smirk and seat yourself next to him, the tiles warm from the waning sun.
He waits a moment before shrugging, fingers worrying the hem of his tunic. “I knew you wouldn’t lie to me,” John says, voice soft, and something in your chest clenches, “—plus, it’d be the worst joke ever.” His face then splits into a grin, brilliant and cunning all at once. “And if I become king, I get to appoint you as my knight!”
It surprises you how much you want to laugh, your face betraying you with a lip twitch that John won’t miss — but alas, you have a reputation to uphold. You raise a careful eyebrow, giving the heir the patented Strider deadpan™. “The Assassino are creatures of darkness, boyking. We heel to no one.”
John, infuriatingly, laughs. Of course. “Daaaaave,” he begins — and you can hear the grin in his voice, the little shit — “Did you practice that little monologue just for me?”
Cheeks pink, you cuff him on the shoulder, and he just laughs harder.
pe r f e ct
i have a headcanon where sometimes dave is the big spoon cause he likes to unconsciously cuddling john when he is sleeping
pacing suffers a little in this vid but hey new headcanon voices!
i REALLY like dave’s voice here it’s the best
(also jane and dirk)
Holy fuk my internet is shit…
i did this in like…. what last october and november? yeah its pretty old.
omg the third panel
headcanon femme dave had short hair until this post
god i think tangled would have been even better if rapunzel and mother gothel’s relationship had been a bit more amibigious on whether or not the latter really gave a shit about her at all
i have a big weakness for stories showing that abusers can still very much care about/love whoever they’re abusing
charlotte looking at complicated themes of emotional abuse in a disney movie yeah
that last part is exactly why i like the strider dynamic and also why it makes me so angry when people are like ‘omg bro never abused dave he looooves him!!’
yeah no shit he loves him
but he also abused him
he elbowed him in the face so that he fell down several flights of stairs i mean i know it was played for ridiculous comic effect but the point still stands
i got the feeling gothel did care about rapunzel even in spite of what she said, i mean…she remembered her favourite foods and so on… but that doesn’t (and shouldn’t) negate that she was hideously abusive to her
recent updates have made this even LESS complicated in my opinion
really did people miss dirk expressing his affection for jake through his desire to DIRECT QUOTE turn him into a ruthless killing machine? for his own good? mark his words?
yeah. so obviously bro cared about dave. he spent his ENTIRE LIFE trying to turn him into a ruthless killing machine. if that’s not his way of showing love, i don’t know what is. no simple robots here, we’re talking 1-on-1 treatment, full time, bro set up their whole LIVES to make dave tougher. to try to turn dave into him, right down to his little pointy shades. because we’ve seen it with dirk now—he’s naturally a calculating super genius who doesn’t get very emotional. the problem is, dave was and is never going to be that guy. you know that phrase about judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree and it’ll spend its whole life thinking it’s stupid?
ABUSERS CAN HAVE FEELINGS, that doesn’t stop making them abusers, the end, everyone go home
Reblogging conversations between brilliant cats and other brilliant people.
ok im a little embarrassed BUT WHATEVER
FIGHTING OVER BODY TYPES IS REALLY DUMB?????? and chubby dave is cute
also i can’t lineart
i literally spent two hours on lineart and it looked awful so i just colored the sketch
NO FUCKS WERE GIVEN shyly ollies out 9 u 6 DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE ME
Omg chubby dave is so adorable like omg ahhhh i love you
Wait, did Dave say “Woah, is that John?” because he’s never… seen… him… before…