????? I mean i guess ???
actually tho, the last time c!ranboo really stood up for his values was during the green festival. and right after that was the first time the dream voice came into his head. he asked the voice (himself basically) "did i do the wrong thing?" and it responded telling him that he was a traitor to everyone and that he's done so much to hurt people
just hmmmm the way that moment has stuck with him this entire time
c!ranboo's inability to speak his mind isn't just simple cowardice, it's being so afraid of hurting others that he ends up hurting himself
i for one love the idea of c!wilbur and c!ranboo getting along.
why? because the idea of c!wilbur teaching c!ranboo to indulge in his petty and sassy side more is amazing.
because we know c!ranboo can be sassy and petty at times, but not nearly enough because he wants everyone to get along. and what c!wilbur is doing rn is the definition of petty.
i can not and will not shut up about the implications of that final scene in the restaurant in las nevadas with the sign. wilbur shared a moment of vulnerability with ranboo in which he revealed he hates the idea of people not liking him, one of ranboo’s lessons explicitly states to not let others know when he’s meddled, and ranboo proved wilbur right by being a yes man when it came to blowing something up- the opposite that tommy had done. i finished the vod feeling really happy that they had an emotional moment, but it really began to sour when i realized part of the reason why wilbur likes ranboo-
he’s a direct parallel to what tommy was to wilbur when everything began. if the mere existence of the burger (cough hotdog cough) van wasn’t enough to prove it, the explanation that the van would simply be a ploy taking advantage of a certain market (his explanation this stream reminded me of how he monopolized on potions to create a market in the very beginning), the incessant clarification that this would go no where else (maybe i’m just used to getting the bare minimum in depth of characterization in books and i’m thinking about that too much but oh well), the clarification that they were a team and would be equally recognized, the idea that it’s to spite quackity just as the hot dog van was to dream, etc. It all rings a few too many bells.
but- where ranboo differs from tommy is in the way he doesn’t question setting off that tnt. he easily followed that request, the exact opposite of what tommy had done. and wilbur had liked that. that’s dangerous.
It’s an agreement throughout the dsmp fandom that we should reblog fanart, and yes we should still do that, but we should also encourage kind words in the comments/tags. It’s so easy to add a little heart or a smile or just other helpful encouraging stuff!
Okay okay I think I got it.
Wilbur is like that high school friend who got caught smoking weed in the bathrooms and got suspended for 3 weeks.
The same friend who would try to drag you into his schemes to break into the student council room in order to draw penises onto the student body president’s bookbag.
The same friend who slammed an entire brick through the lunch room vending machine because he thought it would be funny to see how the lunch staff would react.
He’s the friend that, even though you know means well, doesn’t consider the people around him as much as he think he is.
Ranboo is kinda like your other friend who follows your friend around because he’s hoping to divert the chaos away from school property but fails miserably.
ranboo has been looping cabinet man for 5 hours btw
inspired by this post
the moon/ stars are stickers put there by tommy :]
Wait writing a script for like an actual show based on the DSMP would be so fun if you wanted to commit to the idea that Ranboo doesn't know what pronouns are bc the Enderman language isn't gendered and is differently structured. You'd have to rewrite all his dialogue so that he NEVER uses or reacts to pronouns until they're explained to him. Normally it would get annoying to commit to something like that bc it'd be pretty time consuming and it would make Ranboo's dialogue sound unnatural and you'd probably want to just resolve it earlier and have someone explain to him after making a few jokes about it. But I think it'd be even funnier if someone explains and Ranboo starts understanding he/him pronouns but not any others, so that the confusion over the enchanted forest can still happen.
This is the single greatest tik tok in existence.
this rly took such a turn
make it make sense luhvs
Ranboo is making Wilbur doubt himself.
And that's why Wilbur is projecting himself onto ranboo. He likes that feeling of doubt. He wants to be told that he can be a good person. He wants to be told he can change.
Unfortunately, while this is good news for wilbur, it's bad news for ranboo. With wilbur projecting onto ranboo like it's a school presentation, ranboo is gonna have a lot of conflict.
Wilbur wants people to give him consequences for his actions. He clearly wants conflict, he wants to be noticed. Aaanndd he's projecting that onto ranboo, who doesn't want conflict or to be noticed.
Wilbur is setting ranboo up, trying to get ranboo to face consequences, trying to get him to face all his problems face first, because that's what wilbur wants to do. He put up those signs, clearly saying "what's up fuckers, me and ranboo want conflict, come fight us"
But ranboo is a whole other character. He isn't built to deal with pressure, or conflict, or- well- anything! He's got a bunch of problems in his own head, and he likes to ignore all his issues- wilbur doing this may bring some good to ranboo- but honestly?
It's not going to end well.
For either parties.
i never got a stream notif for lore today (or uh yesterday bc it just passed midnight for me haha help /hj) but i think i got the general gist from art and memes:
phil told wil to go play with the weird neighbor kid; wilbur was disgusted at first but now they’re friends (i think i saw burger duo somewhere). and they set up a burger van with way too many angsty parallels to events that happened almost exactly a year prior.
i am scared to catch up, but also intrigued
wilbur's manipulation is genius simply because of the fact that it isn't. fully manipulation. i know y'all don't like hearing about your emotional meow meow's manipulation but while you have to admit that it is there, it isn't as. malicious. or at least, it doesn't fee that way.
like he did in fact set out on this burger van with malicious intent. we all saw the stream. he looked and sounded shifty as hell. but when he got to ranboo, he expected to just talk to him and leave. didn't set out to manipulate another child. but then he saw that ranboo had fire aspect, several cows, and a wheat farm, and used him. plain and simple, he saw ranboo had what he needed and said they should become friends because he had the materials. fast forward to their conversation, wilbur was still trying to "pick [ranboo's] brain" and dig into his moral system. and then ranboo threw him for a loop and said he wasn't a bad person, and wilbur cried. that wasn't manipulation, that was just an overwhelmed dude feeling emotional at being treated like a human being by only the second person since returning, this time partnered with actual kindness, not the fake kindness from everyone else and big q's callousness. he then proceeded to almost completely open up to him, call them kindred spirits, and thennnnnnnnn peer pressure him into blowing up part of q's resturaunt and planting a sign making sure he has to take responsibility for it, effectively tying ranboo and wilbur together in his endeavors.
this back and forth in between wilbur's real emotions and him trying to manipulate situations to get what he wants is what makes his dance beautiful, it's what keeps your volume at 92% trying to hear if wilbur has that toying lilt to his voice, it's what keeps your eyes glued to his facecam to see if he steals a mischievous glance at the audience for sarcastic effect, it keeps you on your toes!
you never know what's the real wilbur soot, and that's what makes him so interesting.