Okay I need to take a minute to talk about Koala. I’m super happy to see Sabo alive and well, but what really made this chapter for me so hard was Koala. I fucking love that girl, and her story moves me so much.
Just look at what she was like when we first met her.
She endured years of brutal abuse as a slave and genuinely believed with her entire being that her life was only worth as much as she could work, and that if she didn’t accept her abuse with a smile she could be killed on a whim. And all that changed thanks to Fisher Tiger. He burned the symbol of her slavery off her back and replaced it with the sun. I’m honestly crying right now thinking about how much the brand on her back must mean to her. Fisher Tiger and the Fishmen Pirates gave her a family again. For the first time since she became a slave, she was able to be happy and feel loved again.
I can’t even handle this
She loved Fisher Tiger so much, and she did so much to help make Jinbe into who he is today.
My god, she was filled with so much hope and love when she was with them. Fisher Tiger did so much for her. He freed her from her shackles, both the ones on her legs and the ones in her mind, letting her become a person again, and even brought her home to the mother she thought she would never see again.
And then what happens?
I’m honestly glad we never saw Koala’s reaction to finding out about Fisher’s death. I don’t think I could handle it.
But what did Koala decide to do with all her sadness, her pain, her frustration? She got strong, she learned Fishman Karate, and joined the Revolutionary Army. She’s not just fighting to fight. She’s fighting for a cause. She’s fighting back against the world that enslaved her and killed the man who saved her. I’m still thinking about what it must be like for her every time she needs to take off her shirt, every time something touches her back, every time she even see a fish or looks at the ocean. Every little thing that reminds her of the mark on her back and the man who gave it to her. Every little thing that remind her why she needs to be strong, be happy, and move forward. I can’t get over how much I love her.
Oh man. Chocolate & potato chips are DELICIOUS. It’s that sweet/salty combo. :) But I guess the pepper adds a lil spice to it too?
I keep thinking it’s a chocolate that’s meant to taste like potato chips rather than chocolate with potato chip pieces in it (or something like that). I guess I’ll try it after dinner to see what it really is. Hopefully it’s the latter.
V: Very best friend? What friends? I’m having doubts right now about half the friends I have… Do I even mean anything to them? :/ To answer your question, nobody is my very best friend…. unless my sister counts loool. I wouldn’t call anyone my best friend unless he/she says the same. One-sided “best friends” status just looks pitiful.
I: Icecream flavour? Already answered.
C: Crushing on? Nobody. I have absolutely no interest in romance.
K: Killed someone? I’ve killed plenty of fictional characters. It is quite enjoyable.
Y: Your last time you cried? Ugh, worst time to answer this question because I hadn’t cried in a while until Saturday. My sense of self-worth dropped off a cliff for no good reason that day.
T: Time you woke up? /laughs I think I woke up at 2 PM today (technically yesterday) since I went to bed at 7 AM.
A: Available? Soooooooooon I will be available to chat with freely again. Currently I’m logged in on skype but I’m limiting myself to responding only to my sister. I can’t get too distracted right now.
B: Birthday? Months ago, July 16th. Going on a tangent, but the number 16 is one of the most perfect numbers to exist imo.
I: Icecream flavour? Oh nooooo what a hard question. My childhood favorite was Rocky Road and my high school favorite was Cookie Dough. I think I might be back to liking Rocky Road the most. My love for chocolate is too much.
do you ever read old conversations you had with someone and realize how much more they used to be interested you and it makes you feel like complete shit because everything is different now and you can tell you’ve just lost that shine that got their attention in the first place