me participating in a group project
Okay I need to take a minute to talk about Koala. I’m super happy to see Sabo alive and well, but what really made this chapter for me so hard was Koala. I fucking love that girl, and her story moves me so much.
Just look at what she was like when we first met her.
She endured years of brutal abuse as a slave and genuinely believed with her entire being that her life was only worth as much as she could work, and that if she didn’t accept her abuse with a smile she could be killed on a whim. And all that changed thanks to Fisher Tiger. He burned the symbol of her slavery off her back and replaced it with the sun. I’m honestly crying right now thinking about how much the brand on her back must mean to her. Fisher Tiger and the Fishmen Pirates gave her a family again. For the first time since she became a slave, she was able to be happy and feel loved again.
I can’t even handle this
She loved Fisher Tiger so much, and she did so much to help make Jinbe into who he is today.
My god, she was filled with so much hope and love when she was with them. Fisher Tiger did so much for her. He freed her from her shackles, both the ones on her legs and the ones in her mind, letting her become a person again, and even brought her home to the mother she thought she would never see again.
And then what happens?
I’m honestly glad we never saw Koala’s reaction to finding out about Fisher’s death. I don’t think I could handle it.
But what did Koala decide to do with all her sadness, her pain, her frustration? She got strong, she learned Fishman Karate, and joined the Revolutionary Army. She’s not just fighting to fight. She’s fighting for a cause. She’s fighting back against the world that enslaved her and killed the man who saved her. I’m still thinking about what it must be like for her every time she needs to take off her shirt, every time something touches her back, every time she even see a fish or looks at the ocean. Every little thing that reminds her of the mark on her back and the man who gave it to her. Every little thing that remind her why she needs to be strong, be happy, and move forward. I can’t get over how much I love her.
Yeah. I’m still crying.
I almost cried when I saw this part. This is what you do. You don’t continue on your way because it doesn’t involve you.
Look at the way she shields the stranger WITH HER OWN BODY.
This is what needs to happen when you see someone being bullied or harassed.
Man i love Koala-chan waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much~ so yeah! guess what i’m doing~
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Puberty strikes again
If I never had to use my hands again, I would happily wear these beautiful filigree nail rings without giving a single fuck if anyone decided to think less of me for being “effeminate.”
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“Yes,” you whisper.
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