I know this, and I love you
Is he wrong though?
Hi I love Lana!!!
My thoughts on Cia's character, not how disturbing her design is, despite the fact that no one asked
Ok so my interpretation of Cia is very influenced by the fact that a spent a good four years in and out of co-dependant relationships, probably longer but depression memory I literally can't remember
Part one: before the split. When I imagine Cia pre HW girl must of had a laundry list of issues. She was essentially stuck in a dark room with only a TV for any type of simulation. This is torture, I mean that literally, sensory deprivation is a type of torture. I am utterly unsurprised that she got a crush on the one person she was literally supposed to watch every day of their life instead of living her own. Like, she was essentially set up by who ever put her there to be a obsessive and have codependent thinking patterns. Not to mention that she doesn't have proper pointed ears as Cia or Lana which implies that she was once mortal. I can understand a goddess being able to handle that no issues, but some random girl? Yeah, no this was inevitable.
Part two: I ignore Hyrule Warriors lore bc they made Cia black and Lana white and no rights. When Gannondorf called out to Cia to manipulate her it makes no sense that he'd call out to the evilest part of her. If this was all of her most selfish traits we wouldn't see Cia's blatant insecurity. Why would someone who only exists for themself be so obviously insecure? Cia reads as very mentally ill to me. She's insecure, she's seems delusional, she uses magical thinking, she has a compulsive need for people to pay attention to her. I am convinced that if she actually got what she wanted, she'd fucking blank. She wouldn't know what to do, and then she'd get clingy and co-dependant once she realized that if she could get what she wants then she could easily lose it. No I don't think Ganondorf's reached out to the evil selfish part of Cia, I think he reached out to the weak insecure part. The most traumatized unstable parts of Cia and threw them all into one women he was going to control use and gaslight to get what he wants. Like girl is kinda stupid don't even lie, she had the Triforce once and didn't do shit with it. She had many people at her mercy and didn't do shit with it. She's not planning ahead, she's acting impulsively and based on desire alone. Her dialogue always seems slightly disorganized, she never seems like she has a real sense of self (note how Cia kept her name and Lana was able to change it with out disrupting her identity), not to mention the fact that her plan ended up summoning more people to help defeat her? She's not actually paying attention to what she's doing, she's out of it.
Part Two point Five: Yes I know she's evil. Note, yes I know her behaviors are traumatizing and abusive and her signs of mental illness don't change that. However it does explain her actions, and why I think if Ganondorf never came along and Cia still showed up at Link's doorstep she would of been like, very annoying and clingy at worse. Like the pick me girl she was always ment to be. Her actions, manipulation aside, are still her own and her situation making her the essential perfect victim to be manipulated doesn't excuse her actions, just explains them. Ok? Cool
Part Three: Lana. Genuinely how is Lana that ok? Like she's the good part of Cia? Apprently? She sufferers form no consequences of being stuck and what was essentially a sensory deprivation chamber except with one person to focus on. She seems to be able to form healthy relationships, she's even able to joke and laugh with people she was all but conditioned to obsesse over? The correct answer to this is that the creators of Hyrule Warriors think that mental illness is evil and scary, like dark skin (I continue to be enraged) and Lana as the good one doesn't have these traits but let's pretend that isn't the case. This adds more credit to my theory that Cia was just the most vulnerable part of herself, bc her confidence is literally walking around with blue hair and platforms. Also at the end of Hyrule Warriors where Lana comforts Cia is literally Cia (combined) practicing self love and no I will not be taking criticism on this interpretation. Cia needs Lana and Lana needs Cia. I genuinely think that Lana has issues of her own but is just "high functioning" so you can't tell. Lana is apathetic and Cia has too much emotion, that may be a headcanon but it makes sense in my heart.
Part Four: *unintelligible screaming*. Thoese are mostly my thoughts on Cia and a little bit Lana. I will now rapidly list off a bunch of random smaller thoughts that I have that I couldn't find a place in the narrative. Lana has low empathy and can't read social cues, please look at me and tell me her withholding information until Link Impa and Sheik does something to help her doesn't scream high compassion (to the people she's trying to help) but literally no ablity to understand that 1) they would have done it anyways, you don't need to block mail them holy shit sweetheart 2) Why are you making jokes?? Read the room, people are dying Lana. If Cia is a pick me girl, Lana is a "I'm not like other girls" girl. Once again I am not accepting criticism. Cia and Lana post Hw definitely keep their distance from Link and everyone out of respect for them, this mostly involves them hanging out in the gates of time instead of the dark room in the prologue. Cia is asexual and dressed like that for attention, not because she genuinely liked it. Cia and Lana are glued to the hip post HW, and refuse to be separated for any reason. This is mostly out of fear of being manipulated again. Lana would of been a scarier villain but she's too present and confident to be easily controlled so Gannondorf went with Cia. Cia was so like painfully lonely that she summoned dark/shadow links to talk to and hang out with, and if she was really out of it would start half believing they actually cared about her. She always knew in the back of her mind that they didn't. After Cia broke off from Ganondorf she became more unpredictable bc she straight up had no one to tether her to any type of reality. Cia and Lana would be more stable if they fused back together but eventually the loneliness would set back in again and drive them crazy, again, so they choose to stay split and keep eachother company
I think that's all of my thoughts on Cia!! She's very complex and while I don't think she would be forgiven by Link, I do think that she'd go though the nessicary effort and work post HW to become a better person and thats definitely important.
If you have your own thoughts or think I missed something feel free to tell me :)
some of my favorite hyrule warriors skins
So I got myself Hyrule Warriors: definitive edition for the new Year and decided to give it a whirl, here's my very basic review of the game. there will most likely be spoilers below the cut, for those who've never played
Note: in my rankings of Zelda games I've played I'd give it a solid 6/10, it's fun, I get to play as Midna and Fi, i can die happy
First off, it doesn't have as big a story as Age of Calamity does, this is partly because it's not connected to any game before it, Warriors! Link and Zelda are new incarnations in this game.
But the story it does have is almost exactly the same as AOC, Ganondorf manipulates a purple-clad character to do his bidding and time travel is involved.
that's not to say I didn't enjoy the plot. The added mini-storyline of Link becoming too confident once gaining the master sword and almost letting it be his downfall was a fantastic added bonus for me.
the fact I can save mid-battle and come back to it is also a bonus, it's something I wasn't a fan of when it came to AOC, the fact that I had to do a mission mostly all in one sitting.
the one thing I didn't really like is the design of Lana and Cia, I do like them as characters but their appearance just doesn't fit Zelda games, Lana honestly looks more like she'd fit in with Genshin or even fire emblem.
but overall, I found the game enjoyable with a great soundtrack as always and the designs for Zelda, Impa and Link are amazing,
My favourite game in which I treat the characters I like very honourably
Sun (in Zu) realizing that the whole chain is gone
Lana, seeing the Hero: I can fix him!
Cia, looking over her shoulder: I can make him worse
Linktober 2021 Day 1: Witch
Finally catching up and posting for the month. Got pushed behind with spending my mom’s vacation hanging out with the family this month. But better late than never and I’m happy how this one turned out. Its just a simple screenshot redraw from Hyrule Warriors but in my style. I’m really happy how the glow effect turned out.
Once again, big thing i did for pride month but couldn't finish in time, so posting it 4 months late lol. Fav ships/characters who are either canonically or not (headcanons) LGBTQ+, with color palettes matching the flags
WARNING: HEADCANONS GALORE, as i said previously lol
Descriptions for each under the cut:
Blue and Red (from FS, my own redesigns), one using the gay flag color palette and the other using the pan flag color palette
Red (Peony) and Blue (Aster) (from TFH, my own redesigns), one using a combination of colors from the nonbinary and the gay flags and the other using a combination of colors from the pan and the ace flags
Cia and Linkle, one using the pan flag color palette and the other using the lesbian flag color palette
Zelda and Hilda, one using the bi flag color palette and the other using a combination of colors from the lesbian and the ace flags
Lana, using the pan flag color palette
Ravio and Link, one using the bi flag color palette and the other using the gay flag color palette
BRAINROT make pretty aRT GO BRrrRRrRrRRrRRarrrrrrrr