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04 July 2011 @ 03:41 pm
Orihime Fanart and general excitement for upcoming chapters  
So I drew an Orihime fanart on my broken tablet but I liked how it came out, sketchy as it is.

The DA link: http://debbiechan.deviantart.com/art/Orihime-2011-216637184

And I wrote this in the Ichigo FC at BA this weekend. I'm pumped about the upcoming chapters.

I'm pretty excited about upcoming chapters. It seems the training arc part is over and the climax of story is here. Ichigo probably has a few more surprises ahead of him at the mansion and I'm sure that we'll see Chad and Orihime (because they've been bookmarked and we've been teased so long with what the effects of them could possibly be for so long) before we see Ishida. Then we'll see what Urahara and Isshin are up to--I hope by August and before Jump goes on its usual summer break. By then it will be time for Bleach's official 10th anniversary so it will be just the right time for something really big to go down.

That sword that Isshin is carrying looks like its got Ichigo's name on it and Isshin looks ready to stab Ichigo with it. Of course that's what Kubo wants us to think so it could be something completely different that he intends to do. The absence of Rukia has been so telling throughout the whole arc but since she spoke to Ichigo in the beginning of the arc in his dream, spoke through his badge in the middle of the arc, I'm quite sure that she'll turn up at the very end of the arc and I'm very curious as to what possible role she could play in this drama. Her words through the badge: "Ichigo would never...!" still intrigue me....

Ichigo would never what? Agree to the plan Isshin and Urahara are cooking up? Hang with guys like the Fullbringers? Murder a guy like Tsukishima in cold blood?

The funny thing is that all characters, given the right circumstances, can be driven to act out of character. I think that's what Kubo has done with Ichigo in this arc. Without his powers in the beginning he was not quite his "old self," the boy he was before he was a shinigami. He had already seen and done too much. His desire to regain his powers led him to trust too easily and as we saw when he wanted to fight Tsukishima when the guy first entered the hideout and Chad had to STOP Ichigo, Ichigo was willing to go on a suicidal mission because of pride--the pride to avenge his friends overrode the will to protect them, really. Later, his anger over what Tsukishima had done to his family drove him to thoughts of murder--killing Tsukishima without first trying to get to the bottom of what might reverse the memory implantation puts all of Ichigo's loved ones at risk.

Ichigo's not thinking; he's on a homicidal mission; this is GREAT STUFF. Can't wait to see what happens at the mansion--probably a nakama reunion and who knows what will go down between Tsukishima and Ginjou (my bet is that they're in on it together!)
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_debbiechan_: Ishida TIMESKIP CLOSE UP_debbiechan_ on July 4th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)

Oh I agree w/Neha that Ishida's going to do something BIG, but when I say "fall" I mean eventually.

I disagree that he has to follow a pattern of defeating an enemy before getting to a big opponent because this does appear to be a final battle and this does appear to be the short arc that Kubo promised before the so-called Isshin arc.... and there's no time for defeating enemies or following a pattern like in SS or HM.

And anyway, Neha, you said there that you didn't expect Ishida to defeat Tsukishima anyway so what else does Ishida have to do but fall?

Like Alex said elsewhere, I do hope he's cool (how can he not be <3) and gets to shoot the remote out of Yukio's hand or something equally wonderful. I DO EXPECT AN ICHI-ISHI MOMENT, DOGGONE IT. I want Ishida to fight for Ichigo's humanity again if not against Tsukishima, even though by all rights Ishida should be all RAWR because Tsuki tried to kill him and hurt Orihime and all that.... but Ishida's awesome and is going up to that mansion with the sole intent of saving Ichigo and nonething else, forget payback.

But yeah, I have a bad feeling about Ishida... just because Kubo loves to torture him so. :(

_debbiechan_: HERO ISHIDA!_debbiechan_ on July 4th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)

Oh I don't think he'll be in a new outfit -- just my guess. He's already dressed in civilian clothes. Everyone's been in street clothes in this arc. I don't think he got new Quincy duds at the hospital.
pony_rocks: pic#84544780pony_rocks on July 5th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
He does indeed.
And I'd actually hate Ishida being sacrificed in any way just to resore Ichigo's humanity or common sense again...