Even if it’s a little late and totally unrelated to the picture: Happy Pentecost to all of you who celebrate it!
Finding out that you’ve just nuked a megacity seems like a good moment to lose your mind.
Admin Post Conerning Adorable Assassins and My Tumblrs
Rolo Rules!, my Rolo Lamperouge blog, currently has about 50 followers, my Damian Wayne blog, Damian Wayne lives!, a little over 110. Within the past two months or so, the number of followers of the Rolo blog has more than doubled, the number of followers of Damian’s blog has more than quadrupled, even though it has been running for only about half as long.
This clearly has to do with Damian’s recent and untimely death, as well as with the fact that he is probably much better known in the Western World than Rolo. At any rate, I’m happy and grateful for your interest in both. So I would like to thank you all for following my blogs. I really appreciate it.
I apologise for not following all of you back, my follow-back policy looks like this: If your tumblr is mostly Rolo- or Damian-themed, or at least Code Geass- respectively Batman-themed, I will certainly follow you back. If it is at least manga/animé-themed, chance is that I will also follow you. I want to make sure, though, that even minors can safely follow the links, so I won’t follow tumblrs with “explicit”, meaning lewd, material.
Thank you for your kind understanding. If you have any recommendations or comments in general, feel free to fill my ask box.
Biased as I may be, I am convinced that nobody loved Lelouch as much as Rolo.
Every time I think about it, I still think Lelouch was a fool not to love him back until it was too late.
Lelouch was a fool about many things. As far as Rolo is concerned, judging from what he says in the preview for Turn 20, he even realised that himself.
All I can say is: I agree wholeheartedly with both statements, even though it’s difficult to actually measure love. Up to the very end, and despite everything, Lelouch had a lot of people who still loved or at least liked him, Shirley, Rolo, Nunnally, C.C., Kallen, Rivalz, even Suzaku, I think (Euphemia must have liked him a lot, too), but Rolo’s love for him was probably the most intense.
So why was it so difficult for Lelouch to love him back? The most obvious reason is his serious sister complex and the fact that Rolo had been sent to Ashford as a replacement for Nunnally, something that Lelouch found impossible to forgive him, up to Turn 19, if I am not mistaken, when everything changed (I’ll have to deal with that in another post some time).
But then there is also the fact that Lelouch can shower the few people who are really close to him with affection, but acts like a real psychopath when he deals with the rest of mankind; he’s charming when it furthers his ends, but in actuality he uses people, he’s manipulative, calculating and ruthless to the point of being murderous.
In that and some other respects, the two Lamperouge brothers had more in common that Lelouch would probably have liked to acknowledge. But what I’m actually trying to say is that in Lelouch’s view, Rolo fell into the second category for way too long. I personally think that Lelouch had slowly come to like Rolo after persuading him to change sides, but it took the events of Turn 19 for him to realise that and offer Rolo the place in his heart that he deserved.
“Rolo! What was our relationship in the end? It’s strange to think that, even knowing the truth, you still - you, of all people! - stuck by me till the very last. Yeah, I aways realize these things when it’s too late. To you, I wasn’t Lelouch vi Britannia, was I? I was Lelouch Lamperouge, your Big Brother!”
Watch the ending of Code Geass R2 Turn 19 and weep!
So Evangelion 3.33 has been released in Japan for over a week now. I hope the European release won’t take too long. Those scenes are a painful reminder of the fact that almost all my favourite anime and cartoon characters sooner or later end up dead. I’m surprised Setsuna F. Seiei is still alive.
If you keep wearing shorts, you’ll never get rid of your Shota image, Rolo!
Maybe this is a good moment to apologise for neglecting this Tumblr in favour of my Damian Wayne Tumbr. Of course I didn’t mean to, but with all the emotional chaos surrounding Damian’s death, it caught all my attention.
I suppose I shall have to write something about both Rolo’s and Damian’s death and why I was deeply distraught about the former, but terribly angry about the latter.
Another classic: Code Geachu R2. A little seedy, it has to be admitted. Click through for the translation.
Not exactly new, but still worth a smile. Plus, I noticed that the artist has Damian Wayne on his DeviantArt page, too. I shall investigate this a little further.