moth friends saying hello
I FUCKING HATE MOTHS THANKS A LOT.
moths really are disgusting. and they aren’t very intelligent. flying into bug zappers all the time.
plothooksinc asked: oh jesus angel GO AND CATCH UP koala's not the only person to turn up this week that made the whole fandom scream and spontaneously combust
I KNOW I JUST READ IT A LITTLE WHILE AGO
I’M NOT SURE WHAT TO FEEL
LEAVE ME BEHIND, I CAN’T gO ON
im sitting in the corner of the breakroom trying not to cry i feel like i just witnessed history in the making
if youre having a bad day just watch this
i bet they’re best friends now
what did I just watch
WAIT A SECOND FRIENDS BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY A SUPER IMPORTANT MOMENT THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED.
I mean at first glance this scene is just sort of funny but also a little bit sad because aww Phoenix didn’t really know if he could rely on Apollo at first.
But wait a minute.
Phoenix didn’t know if he could rely on Apollo.
That actually makes a lot of sense and explains SO MUCH about Phoenix in AJ.
I mean, think about it. Phoenix has been down and out for seven years. He’s been working to clear his name for just as long. He knows who did this to him, all he needs is the right evidence at the right time. And judging by the way he went about taking Kristoph down, he was probably getting fairly desperate.
And then Phoenix meets Apollo, and soon the Shadi Smith case happens. Phoenix knows he can’t let Kristoph defend him. Best case, he goes free but another innocent person goes to jail in his place. So he thinks of Apollo, and decides it’s finally time for Kristoph to go down. He asks Kristoph if Apollo can defend him.
But Apollo is a rookie. He’s never stood in trial before, he’s young, inexperienced, a bit naive, and to make matters worse, he was trained by the man Phoenix hates most, the man he’s trying to bring down. So of COURSE Phoenix isn’t sure if he can fully rely on Apollo. Phoenix has no way of knowing if Apollo’s up to the task. He has no way of knowing if Apollo would even WANT to help him expose Kristoph’s lies. Kristoph is, after all, his mentor. So it kind of makes sense, at least from Phoenix’s perspective at the time, for him to leave Apollo in the dark. He wanted to make sure that he was on top of everything, that everything fell into place like he wanted and that the trap closed shut without a hitch. He hurt Apollo immensely in the process, and he’d have to face that eventually (as he should), but he wasn’t trying to hurt Apollo on purpose.
And even after that, Phoenix had to learn that he could rely on Apollo. I never really noticed it before, but Phoenix grows less and less cryptic as AJ goes on. He’s most distant in 4-1 and 4-2, and he starts to open up a bit and help out a little in 4-3, culminating in him finally explaining everything that had happened to him to Apollo and letting Apollo handle the case on his own in 4-4.
But that’s the really, really nice thing about Apollo and Phoenix. Phoenix DID grow to rely on Apollo. And he grew to know that he could. Throughout AJ he saw again and again what Apollo’s true values are: finding the truth, helping people in need, never giving up. He saw more and more that Apollo wasn’t Kristoph. And he saw more and more that Apollo was worthy of his respect and trust. By the time AJ ends, Phoenix really cares about Apollo. And that continues on into Dual Destinies, by which point Phoenix thinks of Apollo as a trusted colleague and friend. By the time Apollo and Phoenix stand at the bench together for the second time, they’re a team. A team that trusts each other and believes in each other’s capabilities.
It just took them a while to get there.
Don't follow me, walk beside me and be my friend.
it does a great job introducing you to the universe, like i never felt that i needed to know anything about jedi or the movies before playing the game because they give you all the history (if not waaay more info) than the movies
Awesome, thanks! I’ll probably give it a go sometime this week, then :D
I CAN’T CHOOSE A FAVORITE