orihime x kokomi’s outfit mini crossover with genshin impact!
orihime x kokomi’s outfit mini crossover with genshin impact!
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My gift for @star-snail for the ichihime gift exchange!! (I was coloring these digitally but my laptop crashed so i couldn’t finish them in time😭😭 but here are the sketches i hope you still like them) Fairy Hime and Ichigo and some portraits!
revisiting a beloved concept
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SWEET GIRL
Since the end of Bleach I saw quite a few posts going like this “Yeah but ichigo hates the rain and orihime wants to be the rain “ and then proceed to explain that is the reason the ending sucks . Of course the first reflex in front of this kind of post is just to roll your eyes really hard . But then you see these posts sometimes have so much as 400 notes and just * looks at the camera like I’m the office *
The purpose of this post is to show just how faulty this reasoning is .
First of all , to the people making and reblogging those posts , I’m sorry the educational system of your country failed you so bad as you are now unable to understand how metaphors works and second instead of just yell at you I will try to make you understand so now time for a tiny crash course about metaphors .
A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing.It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas. Where a simile compares two items, a metaphor directly equates them, and does not use “like” or “as” as does a simile. One of the most commonly cited examples of a metaphor in English literature is the “All the world’s a stage “ monologue from As You Like It ( Taken from wikipedia )
So now let’s see how the rain as a metaphor was used in the very first chapters of Bleach .
For ichigo the rain is a visual metaphor . Tatsuki tells Orihime the death of his mother and that it happened on a rainy day .
During his fight with Grand Fisher , the hollow he believed at the time killed his mother it starts raining even though several characters mention how surprising that is given how hot it was the days before .
The more Ichigo is affected by his fight , the more the rains pours and at the end of the fight ichigo is standing under a downpour of rain
As his father talks to him and tells him he doesn’t blame him for his mother’s death the rains stops
So here Kubo is clearly using a visual metaphor . The rain is here to represent how ichigo feels inside . The rain represents his despair and feeling of powerlessness and self loathing over his inability to protect his mom .
The rain as a metaphor for despair concerning Ichigo will be used throughout all of bleach ( see the numerous times Ichigo went to his inner world and his powers told him it rained in his inner world when he was sad , the metaphor was expanded because after the lust arc and ichigo’s losing himself to his hollow on the dome ichigo’s inner world was completely drown by the rain ) . The rain was chosen as a metaphor for despair because it is often seen as gloomy and oppressing and you’re cold under the rain . Because of all those characteristics the rain is a good metaphor for despair .
Now for Orihime , the volume those chapters are in have orihime on the cover which mean she gets a poem ( yay! )
or this version if you prefer :
If I were the rain
could I connect with someone’s heart
just as it can unite
the eternally separated earth and sky?
Here Orihime also use the rain as metaphor (a simile actually but let’s not be picky). Maybe I’m stating the obvious but I saw several people say orihime was the rain . No . Orihime use the rain as a metaphor for the empathy and the ability to reach out for other people’s soul . Here the characteristics of the rain used for this metaphor aren’t the cold and the gloominess , it’s the fact that rain falls down from the sky to reach earth .
Orihime does not want to be despair ( it feels silly to even say it but it’s exactly what the posts I’m answering to are saying ) Orihime wants to be able to reach for ichigo in his pain because she feels strongly for him and relates to his loss .
Orihime using rain as a metaphor for reaching out to other people is no coincidence . Her name is Orihime and the pilot of Bleach explicitly refers to the legend of tanabata . If you are not familiar with it here you go .
But to make it quick it’s the story of two lovers separated , one living in the sky and the other on earth and they are allowed to meet each other only once a year on the seventh night of the seventh month . If it rains that day the lovers won’t be able to meet .
Here Orihime is subverting this point the story . On the legend she got her name from ,rain is used as something negative . It prevents two lovers from being reunited . Orihime , using her peculiar mind inverse the meaning of the rain and says that earth and sky never touch but the rain is a way to connect them .
To Orihime rain is a positive thing because she uses its characteristic of reuniting earth and sky as a metaphor for showing her heart reach out for ichigo . To me this scene is the one showing us Orihime’s crush is beginning to become love .It emphasizes a very common theme in ichigo’s and orihime’s interactions throughout all bleach : the deep desire to reach out for the other but not allowing themselves to because they think it’s not proper in the beginning and that they’re aren’t worthy enough later on .
Funny thing is that Kubo will later change his metaphor for the idea of reaching out to other people . In the Hueco Mundo it will be the heart which will symbolize this idea .
Now this scene has often been misinterpreted saying the difference of point of view on the rain of ichigo and orihime is here to show they do not think like each other hence why they shouldn’t be together .
This is wrong on so many levels .
Once again rain is a METAPHOR and the metaphor is not what is important , what is important is what the metaphor symbolizes .
Ichigo and Orihime are under the very same rain at the very same time and they both use rain as a metaphor for their own feelings but the metaphor is used to depict different things . And that is a sign of clever writing .
Where ichigo sees only despair , orihime sees empathy . This is a way of showing ichigo’s despair is a thing that separates him from other people . His belief that the people he loves may be taken away from him and that he won’t be strong enough to stop it prevents him from creating deeper bonds with people he cares for .
This idea was emphasized with him shutting down rukia after his fight with grand fisher .
Rukia was only trying to help him and instead of confiding in her about his mother’s death he’s so engulfed in his own pain and feeling of self loathing he refused to allow people to reach out to him .
That’s why the title of the chapter is “one way sympathies “. People are trying to help ichigo but he pushes them away because of everything that happened with his mother .
Thankfully Ichigo will be able to overcome all of this and in the epilogue he is shown doing the exact opposite of that . He is surrounded by all the people he loves . They all come to his place ( or father’s place but he is the center that’s the whole point ) and he lets them in . He let himself love fully and being loved fully . And that’s why ichihime is such a good match . Orihime always saw past ichigo’s mask . She knew the kind ,gentle , caring boy he was and she knew how hurt he was . And she wanted to reach out to that boy and protect him . And that’s exactly what she did .
ahhhh I love your recent comic so much ; v ; (and ur work in general tbh)
thank you!!!! ;w;
if time allows for it i might draw another one soon~ nhehe
new chapter!!! !!! new chapter! !! foams at the mouth!!! doobles to celebrate……
1 am thinking about just how much pure and unconditional love orihime offered ichigo over and over. Many could offer ichigo an extra hand in a fight or a good pep talk or a speech to revv him up, but orihime was the one to be a little feeling of home, of unadulterated, unapologetic and unconditional love. The hearth of the team if you will (bad pun i know) with a little fire ready to warm up and welcome anyone who chooses to stop by. Shes always there to check up on him after battle, sheds tears for him, goes above and beyond to stifle her own fears to make sure he has her support anyway.
And Ichigo protects that tooth and nail, ready to discard his own fight/battle pride nonsense and even sometimes ready to distance himself not to frighten her, even tho he too is afraid. And both expect nothing in return they give and give and give, theyre both a “home” to each other and the person it awaits. And thats just their FRIENDSHIP. Always making sure the other is ok, in subtle ways with so much gentleness attached to it…. . Idk man much to think about, but after the timeskip especially you just look at their happy faces, filled with so much warmth and comfort, and you think “ah, theyre finally home”.
bf shirt doodles!
What’s next for you?
Probably a tiny break! I have a few drafts I’d like to finish, but I need to work on my other brainrot…..
I’ve been meaning to open commissions for ages too, but things keep staying busy 💦💦💦💦💦
Thank you!!! I had fun!!! 💪
i did it 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪
IH Week Day 7: Reincarnation!
Super late but happy that i finished all the prompts! Thank you everyone who participated and posted amazing art and those who followed along!!!! Happy end of Ih week!!🥰👏
Ih week day 6: Protect / Scars
In which what protects also picks at old scars (pardon the cheese vddhjhj)
Ih week day 5: Fashion! (or more like my excuse to draw beach IH from bbs)
Super Late Ih week day 3 entry: Family!
Like i know its mid july but like…..look @ them…..
Happy belated Tanabata!
Day 4: Mythology / Stars
Day 2: Lovers!
IH week day 1 - Flowers!! Excited to start off this wonderful week!
Orihime is holding a strawberry flower, while Ichigo is holding a hibiscus! (And the rikka are holding their respective namesakes)
wow, i feel super dumb for just NOW realizing you are also neontomcat on twitter! i always wondered why the styles were so similar but never put two and two together, lmao! but just wanted to say that i adore your art (especially 🌟👑🍓🔪) and look forward to seeing more content from you! and thank you for being such an inspiration to the ih and bleach fandom💕💕💕
Thank you! Haha, yeah I keep my art strewn around for well…..multiple reasons, so I’m sorry for the confusion ! ^ ^;;
Thank you once more for your kind words! I can’t wait to draw more of them TM and Bleach stuff once I get my art juice back on track! 💪💪💪💪
Heyyy I absolutely adore your art it’s so beautiful and I love how you draw ichihime💕 I’ve seen how much hate you’ve gotten because of it and I feel so sorry for you but know this your art is beautiful and you ship the superior ship🥰
Haha, yeah that wasn’t fun, but thank you!!! Hopefully I can cleanse the palate with some fun art for IH week this year so I can’t wait for July!
WE’RE BACK! IT’S ICHIHIME WEEK 2021! ♥
If you’re familiar with this yearly event, you’ll know this is an entire week dedicated to celebrating the canon and beloved pairing of Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue from Tite Kubo’s Bleach. This event will take place starting on the 4th of July, and run through the 10th of July.
It’s been a while, but you probably still know how it goes; this is a chance for fans to post any and all kinds of IchiHime content based off a set list of prompts (provided below). We encourage all IH fans to contribute fanart, graphics/edits, fanfics, playlists, analyses, headcanons, fan videos, and other content for this week-long celebration! However, as a general reminder: all content created must be original (no editing someone else’s work and claiming it as your own). Additionally, this event is intended as a positive celebration for our favorite pairing, so please refrain from creating content with malicious intent!
PROMPTS: These were based off the most top voted & chosen from your own submissions. There are multiple prompts for each day, and you can choose one or both at your discretion!
- july 4th – confession or flowers
- july 5th – lovers or comedy
- july 6th – family or kindness
- july 7th – mythology or stars
- july 8th – mutual pining or fashion
- july 9th – protect or scars
- july 10th – first time or reincarnation
Be sure to use the tag #IHweek2021 on your posts (within the first 5 tags) so we can see and reblog what you’ve made!
With all that out of the way, please feel free to drop us an ask if you need a more detailed description of prompts, further direction, or if you have any other questions regarding this year’s IH Week. Help spread the word by reblogging this post so any and all fans can participate! We can’t wait to see what y’all create! ♥
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