“There’s always fear in men who are cruel to other men.”
Accidentally the most accurate thing Carrion has ever said about himself.
This is what you get for tryin’ to be all FANCY
Gosh, I love this moment so much, it’s one of the reasons Shen is my favorite. Just, guys, we see him rehearse! And I think part of that is because he’s nervous! And then all his practicing is rendered comically pointless by a very innocent Po. XD And dang, that animation, after Shen’s endearing “no, no, no,” he just tosses the spear up in the air and does this crazy maneuver thing, he is so flexible, and catches the spear again. And dang, I think that’s how Shen fidgets—because Shen isn’t practicing to brandish the spear when he meets Po, he’s just brandishing the spear while he’s practicing to meet Po, and I think it’s another way he gets his nervous energy out. By crazy martial forms with sharp weapons.
Man, I love Lord Shen.
okay so like Vos right
he’s just barely learning Modern Language
but he already understands it, he just can’t SPEAK it.
so maybe he never gets good, he just eventually learns to pronounce just enough to get by
and the fun part is he never learns how to pronounce words more than one syllable long
so sure he can say anything but only if he can figure out how to say it in single-syllable words.
so he’ll never he able to say “they escaped,” not even “they got away,” only “they got out”
which is fine as long as he can do that but what if he can’t think of short versions of big words
like imagine if somebody asked him “so I hear you’re a scientist, what’s your field?”
I don’t even know what Vos’s field is but try thinking of a single scientific field that can be reduced to one syllable
he can’t even say “I study—” or “I know about—”
he can’t even describe his own job properly
“I execute” nope. “I punish” nope. “I kill” okay that works, keep going, “I kill traitorous” nope “rebellious” nope “disloyal” nope “bad” okay “bad Decepticons” WHOA there, that word is four times longer than you’re allowed, “I kill bad ‘cons” okay.
He can’t even say the name of his beloved faction.
He can’t even say the name of his beloved leader.
I figure he gets around it by, when he has to, chopping up long words into ones he can actually manage. Megatron becomes May Gut Run. Decepticon becomes Die Sip Tick On
but he only bothers doing that with proper names that he can’t just find a substitute for
he’ll also just give up on things like articles and conjugating verbs.
“What happened to our prisoner?”
“You mean he is dying or he’s already dead?”
“He did die.”
“Dammit, Vos, I wanted to make an example of him.”
“No blame me. Tease-Are-Us fault.”
It’s like, fuck proper syntax. Fuck grammar. Vos is so done with your Neocybex shit. He ain’t even trying anymore. If you understand him he don’t give a fuck how much he sounds like Grimlock’s cousin. Vos ain’t got time for that.
Vos got bad ‘cons to kill.
Omaddon from The Flight of Dragons
Hobo With A Shotgun - The Plague.