spindizzy: Kyoko stretching and looking smug. (*smug*)
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I have literally no idea what to expect of this, except that Noelle Stevenson has explicitly said that everyone is queer unless she states otherwise. I've never seen original flavour She-Ra (although I have seen SO MUCH excellent passing the torch art), so I can't even GUESS at what's going to happen here or comment on it in terms of whether or not it's doing cool things that refer back to the original or whatever. But as long as we all understand that: CAPSLOCK TIME!

  • THE MOONS LOOK LIKE DELICIOUS GUMMIES.

  • ... Oh my god Adora is a tough little nerd who is trying her best, I love her. And Catra is her "Oh god not AGAIN" friend!

  • WHY ARE THE PRINCESSES BAD. I LIKE PRINCESSES, EVEN IF THEY'RE APPARENTLY EVIL PINK GHOST PRINCESSES WHO FLY.

  • ... Poor Kyle. You get the feeling that this is a "Seriously, Kyle, AGAIN>!" moment, don't you?

  • CATRA YOU KILL-STEALING DORK

  • Catra and and Adora are great??? I kinda ship them??? ... And I was well expecting Catra to just drop her in that bottomless pit there. Oops.

  • BLESS THESE ADORABLE NERDS WHO TEASE EACH OTHER. It's been maybe five minutes and I love them already. And Catra's impression of Adora is great!

  • Man, I hate Shadow Weaver. It's been thirty seconds and I hate them. ADORA IS TRYING TO SUPPORT CATRA AND PROMOTE HER, STOP SMACKING THEM BOTH DOWN.

  • "Lord Haydor said that about me?" I mean, probably not Adora, this is probably a trap to get you into a disavowable operation where everyone you know and love will die.

  • She is trying SO HARD to lift as she climbs! And yet! Lured by shiny badges and promotions!

  • Yes. Adora is definitely an "orphan" that you "found," rather than one that you created with murder. DEFINITELY TRUST EVERY WORD YOU SAY THERE, SHADOW WEAVER.

  • ... Why am I having Seifer and Zell flashbacks. Is it because Adora is a beautiful punchy little nerd and Catra wants to prove herself but is also being dunked on by the administration?

  • Glimmer looks SUPER CUTE. She is a sparkly pink and purple princess who recklessly dives into battle to save people! I love her! LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFUL CHUNKY PRINCESS GENERALNESS.

  • Adora's faction is called "The horde". And the other faction are the "Bright" Rebellion, who are all bright candy colours. ... Is Adora a bad guy?!?!

  • "Why did you even make me a commander if you won't let me fight?!"

  • Oooof, it must be awkward being a child general and having your mum forget to take her mum hat off and put her boss hat on. I'm just saying, I don't think she sends all of her OTHER generals to their rooms, okay.

  • CATRA IS SO HAPPY FOR ADORA, OMG -- for thirty seconds, and then she realises that Adora isn't taking them with her. OOF. Oh my poor baby. And they talk about their feelings in very awkward ways and I love them! (Catra is Bad At Feelings, and it's nice to see a girl get to have the Bad At Feelings role.)

  • "I need to blow something up!"

  • CATRA IS SO BAD AT PRETENDING TO NOT HAVE FEELINGS.

  • I'M PRETTY SURE YOU STOLE THAT ADORA. I love that you're celebrating getting promoted with something that could get you demoted just to make your best friend feel better.

  • "That is a problem for future Adora and Catra."

  • MAYBE DON'T SQUABBLE WITH THE ACTUAL FRICKING CONTROL STICK

  • "Every Horde squadron they've sent in there has never come out."
    "Let's go in!"

  • Nooooo Adora fell! And Catra looks WIGGED!

  • A landing worthy of Assassins' Creed.

  • She-Ra doesn't look like anyone I'd expect Adora to be, so that's interesting!

  • ANOTHER PRECIOUS NERD, OMG.

  • ... His name is Bow and he's a bowman, EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS DECISION IS FIRED.

  • Are you even really grounded if you have the ability to teleport?!

  • "Everyone here is a princess. I'm like the only one here who ISN'T a princess."

  • I love teleportation as a super power, not gonna lie. But also the fact that she only made it out of battle is because she has it, and ohhhh no, we found a character arc.

  • SERIOUSLY DON'T RUN RECKLESSLY INTO BATTLE, STOP THAT.

  • Bow is so active and helpful! I loooove hiiiiim.

  • Glimmer arguing with her mum, omg. I have hit the level of old where I can see both sides, and oh no, this is not the life I wanted.

  • Catra sleeping at the foot of Adora's bed is the most adorable thing? But someone please give her a blanket.

  • Adora don't go! Stay with your friend!

  • "I think it's that way."
    "What makes you say that?"
    *points at giant blue glowing light*
    "... Oh yeah, that'll do it."

  • ADORA DID YOU STEAL ANOTHER SKIFF?!

  • Aha! There is a sword! And everyone is converging!

  • WHY ARE YOU BEAUTIFUL MUPPETS STANDING THERE AND SCREAMING

  • ... Well, that's not where Adora was two seconds ago.

  • Her name is Light Hope, incredible.

  • How can you ask someone to fight for the honour of a place she doesn't even know.

  • "I just walked in." ... I love how non-plussed by this she is, and also SERIOUSLY ADORA YESTERDAY YOU HAD TO STEAL A SKIFF TO GET HERE.

  • GLIMMER IS SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND A SPY.

  • Awww, Bow! Wigged by a forest.

  • ... Bow apologising for Glimmer's behaviour because she's usually really nice is possibly the sweetest thing ever? Especially because Glimmer seems like the sort of person who'd pop back up like "YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO APOLOGISE TO PRISONERS, BOW!"

  • Man, Adora having her entire world turned upside down tonight, poor Adora
  • "How big? ... So pretty big then."

  • GLIMMER AND HER TINY FAIRY FIRE! BOW WITH HIS DRAMATIC ARROWS!

  • OH NO. OH NO, ADORA, SAVE THEM, YOU'RE THE ONLY PERSON WHO HASN'T BEEN THROWN INTO A TREE SO IT'S OBVIOUSLY YOUR TIME!

  • BUT ALSO GLIMMER FRANTICALLY FIRING TINY FAIRY FIRE AT THE GIANT BUG TO PROTECT BOW, AHHHHH

  • I wonder if those flashbacks could possibly be important, hmm.

  • SERIOUSLY YOU'RE PLEDGING LOYALTY TO A PLACE THAT YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF. EXPLAIN.

  • I assume that this is from the original cartoons, but I find it interesting that He-Man summons magic "By the power of Grayskull," and She-Ra "For the honour of Grayskull." Different priorities as characters? Different claims to Grayskull? SOMEONE WHO EVER WATCHED SHE-RA PLEASE EXPLAIN.

  • Seriously, Adora looks SO DIFFERENT to She-Ra, which I know is the point, but it's SUCH a difference! ... My brain has helpfully gone "Adora is soft butch and She-Ra is straight-up femme" and now I can't unsee it.

  • (Can I just say that I really like the character designs? She-Ra wears shorts under her skirt! Adora has a sensible outfit that you could actually run around in! Glimmer looks cute and pastel-femme in a vaguely practical way! Yes, more of this.

  • IMAGINE BEING SO FEMME THAT BUGS TREMBLE IN YOUR PRESENCE, THIS IS THE POWER I DREAM OF.


So yes, in conclusion: I liked it a lot! I had no idea what to expect, but what I got was cute and sweet, and looooooook, everyone's friiiiiiiiends! ... Ish. Kinda. Maybe. CATRA PLEASE COME BACK.