i drew something for a friend because it’s her birthday!!!
it’s almost her birthdayyy i should draw her something new <3
With pleasure ;w;
It’s true that, in general, not a lot of their interactions have been even shown. At first, the ship didn’t really hit me either. There was this 26 year old guy called Shimada and Yamaguchi asked to teach him the float serve.
Then it turned out that Shimada calls him by his first name, so it means they probably have a pretty nice relationship and are on pretty good terms!
And Yamaguchi doesn’t look like he forces himself to go there either, look, a person who would be forcing himself wouldn’t be smiling like that~
What really made me so into the ship was probably the fact that, if it weren’t for Shimada’s words, Yamaguchi might have given up on the jump float serve. Thought that all the hard-work was useless anyway, that there were other people who were regulars. Buuut Shimada said
And that made Yamaguchi’s resolve to not give up and continue with his training a bit stronger
What’s also a good thing to note is this
Yamaguchi wasn’t, isn’t, a starting member. The only people that can truly understand how Yamaguchi feels are the 2nd years (Kinoshita, Narita and Ennoshita to be more specific) and recently also Suga. Being benched while all of your other friends get to play, it must be frustrating. At least Suga has the comfort of thinkng that ah, he might be going out as a sub for Kageyama sometimes. He has a more rare position in their team. There are only two setters. Yamaguchi’s position is much easier to substitute.
Other first years; Kageyama, Hinata and Tsukishima can’t possibly know how bitter it feels to watch every match from the sidelines. Shimada does. Shimada knows how important the need to grow in strenght must be to Yamaguchi, as he, hismelf, was once a benched member in the same team. He knows how desperate someone can get, and probably uses it to make the training more effective.
And I guess it’s this thing that got me most about ShimaYama. It was the moment of realization that, ah, Shimada knows how Yamaguchi feels and wants to help him enjoy high school much, much more in a volleyball match than Shimada was able to. The sole fact that, after tiring training, Yamaguchi goes to train more with Shimada, and the fact that Shimada trains him even after perhaps the busiest days at the shop is also important to me. Because they both know how desperate Yamaguchi is, and try hard to let his dreams come true.
Even though there’s 11 years of difference between them, they seem to have quite a nice relationship, really. Yamaguchi respects Shimada, and Shimada probably respects him too, for wanting to become stronger and it being his decision only. Plus Yamaguchi always goes there in a good mood, so obviously he doesn’t feel tormented, ne!
What fueled my love for this ship even more was the amazing fanart!
りりこ and けり and 木実 and ゆきこ aaand ｹﾞｯﾋﾟﾇ in particular are my favourite artists (a pity that none of them allow reprint though, which please keep in mind and respect! So really, please go and cry about their amazing art on pixiv with me ;w; !!)
So yes, please come and join the beauty that is ShimaYama ship, Anon-san.
Link Can Drive ?!?!?! So outrageous even Nintendo is confused.
"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."
This gave me chills
When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.
When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.
When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.
When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.
When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”
You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.
You will turn 18
and become queen of the Nile.
You will turn 18
and bring justice to journalism.
You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.
This is your call to leap.
There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.
You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.
You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
Have some flower crown Team Avatar to cheer you up after that last season of Korra!
Here’s my second print to go with my chocobo one… I didn’t get as much done this summer as I thought I would, but I think the stuff I did get to came out really well!
this literally made me sad because life is not like this
the second to last one hit me hard ;_;
all the things i ship ★ april ludgate and andy dwyer
april, you are the most awesome person i have ever known in my entire life. i vow to protect you. from danger. and i don’t care if i have to fight an ultimate fighter, or a bear, or him. your mom. i would take them down. i’m getting mad right now even telling you. i wanna spend the rest of my life, every minute with you, and i am the luckiest man in the galaxy.
ideal couple alert