Your name is KIDK MIRAI, although you wonder just how HIGH you even had to BE just to DO something like that.
Your interests include CARTOONS, COMICS, and NOVELS about FICTIONAL SCIENCE and sometimes WIZARDS.
You wield the PENKIND specibus, because you like to WRITE and DRAW a lot, and you like to refer to yourself as the MAGE of LAW, although in reality you are just a garden-variety ATTORNEY.
You are also a HUGE FANGIRL and your BLOG is likely to consist mostly if not entirely of COOL FAN-RELATED NONSENSE. The rest will consist of photos of your various CROCHET projects, because you are obsessed with YARN.
Anonymous said: Well, as much as I agree with mostly. I don't think Gaz can count as someone Dib can have healthy social interactions. He doesn't annoy her on purpose. Most of the time she's just a jerk. And she did wanted to kill him in Gaz Taster of Pork.
I know Dib doesn’t annoy her on purpose, but he does do things that are legit annoying without realizing it. He takes pieces of pizza out of her hand, he takes other food she was planning to eat- which he doesn’t do on purpose to annoy her specifically, but it IS annoying- he talks to her incessantly about things she doesn’t care about, which, again, is absolutely not done to intentionally annoy her but he never asks about her life in return, she is a ten year old girl and can be forgiven for not always responding appropriately in view of the fact that she has very little parental coaching.
When Professor Membane DOES tell her to listen to Dib, she does try, and she sits there for a few minutes and listens to him ranting until she can’t take it and then she leaves quietly without comment.
Dib is not that great of a brother honestly! No no hear me out. I love Dib and I’m not trying to be negative toward him (I actually think this makes him a more rounded and interesting character) but he doesn’t seem to care what Gaz is into or want to hear about her life ever. He casts spells on her to see what they’ll do because he knows they might be dangerous, and then he’s very sorry afterwards but… well… he oughtta be sorry.
Dib’s interactions with Gaz seem to consist of:
1) complaining about having to help her get her game that she really wants and sitting at home to watch TV instead (and she apparently didn’t/couldn’t force him to leave, so she must not hold that much power over him)
2) talking to her about his own life and interests without seeming to care what Gaz’s life or interests are, which is a normal thing for him to do and not a sign of any particular callousness, but doesn’t benefit Gaz in any way because she seems to really not care. (but she voluntarily spends a lot of time near him anyway). I usually get the feeling from him that he doesn’t really want to connect with her so much as use her for a sounding board.
3) CASTING SPELLS ON HER
As for wanting to kill him, HE CURSED HER TO TASTE ONLY PIG AND THEN SHE WAS LOCKED UP IN A LABORATORY AND MADE A NATIONAL MOCKERY OF, and she’s a young irrational child, and to my memory she had opportunity to actually kill him but didn’t try to. (just roughed him up a little) whereas when red-eyed gir had an opportunity to kill zim he was all over that.
Compare gaz’s treatment of dib to her treatment of iggins for example. i really dont think she hates dib or wants him dead.
(there was that one imagine spot in bloaty’s pizza hog but i don’t think that was about wanting dib dead so much as wanting to see gross alien experiments and assuming whatever happened to dib could be fixed)
she has rescued dib/showed minor concern about his safety/gone along with things/talked to him instead of beating him up and lets face it dib is really really stubborn and she has known him all her life and probably knows that sometimes he cant. really. be talked out of/into something and she has to use other methods to get anything out of him. i do think they have had healthy social interactions in the show. they’ve had awful ones too of course but
TL;DR i might be wrong about some of this, and gaz is not a perfect person by any stretch of the imagination and i wouldnt really want her as a sister myself but i think she has a worse reputation than she deserves honestly!
Dib and Gaz have always read to me as two socially inept, stubborn individuals who don’t always get along very well and who have different interests and goals, but who are also siblings and care about each other in that way young siblings have that isn’t always readily apparent. IMO Dib is just as much of a jerk to Gaz as vice versa, but in different ways. Gaz is more prone to physical violence, no doubt about it, but it mostly seems retaliatory, like she doesn’t go out of her way to punch Dib for no reason. A LOT OF THE TIME siblings don’t get along as kids 100% of the time because they’re small humans who are not fully developed in the social graces department AND who are still growing into themselves as people. Siblings OFTEN rub each other the wrong way ESPECIALLY at the ages Dib and Gaz are in the show. So that is not to say their relationship is all sunshine and roses, but I agree Gaz is not as 100% shitty of a sister as some make her out to be, and Dib is neither a perfect angel in need of constant defense against her nor the worst brother ever.
They’re annoyed and bored because Wash isn’t there because Wash is DEAD and Ghost Shepherd Book is weirding them out so they’re pretending not to notice him except Zoe who wants to know why Book couldn’t make sure her husband got back from the afterlife in time for this photoshoot.
Making people who want sketches draw what they want me to draw first. Keeps it fun for me, and stressful for them!
Anonymous said: I've read two fics with Zim having his right antennae numb, what is this about? I am a big fan of the show and maybe I'm not just internet savvy enough to find all the information I can on Invader Zim, maybe you could help me with that? Please? I'm very curious about the antennae thing.
And noirandchocolate asked the same thing:
#invader zim #oh my goodness i like this a lot? #what a nicely thought out in-character way to explain an artistic change #poor zim always poor zim #poor zim the victim of GOOD WRITING that makes him suffer #is the antenna thing a headcanon or fanon or?
So yeah, answering both here.
I don’t know of a SECOND fic that does the same thing—unless it’s mine? In Short Supply, which I’m too lazy to dig up the link to. Because I mention it there.
But yeah that’s basically my personal headcanon: that part of the reason why Zim is all “HUH?” and “WHAT?” and “EH?” and “WHAT DID YOU SAY?” is not solely because of his various mental issues, whatever they may be—but because he’s actually legitimately hearing impaired.
I headcanon that Irkens hear with their antenna, so a hard-of-hearing Zim would obv have problems with one or both of his antennae. I chose a completely nonfunctional right antenna for two reasons: (1) he sits on the right side of the classroom, and wouldn’t it be interesting if, rather than random seating assignment, he specifically chooses seats on the right sides of a group so that he can hear them better? and (2) I have a problem with my ears where they periodically clog up and I can barely hear, and when it happens it ALWAYS starts on my right side, and so I was like why should I suffer alone?
So yeah that’s where I developed it from. And since I headcanon that Irkens also smell and keep balance with their antenna, it seemed more logical to me to describe his right antenna as “numb” rather than merely “deaf,” to imply that ALL its regular functions are busted.
I don’t know of anybody else using that headcanon, though. Do you remember what other fic you saw it in, anon?
This is a real neat headcanon you have there, and thank you for answering my tag-question and explaining! I really do like this idea, and how it does have canon support in those little details like the side of the room and all that. (I share the part of this headcanon where Irkens hear AND smell with their antennae, but my version involves Zim’s antennae having more densely clustered olfactory sensing areas which causes him to experience things as smelling really intensely awful when the same things might smell just mildly bad to a human.)
I really enjoyed this fic—the idea to use a change in character/species design as a jumping off point for an explanation of part of a character’s personality is very creative!
Anonymous said: I'm watching Invader Zim because of you and that four fingers post about him
Haha, well, I only WISH I could write short fic that good, but that’s still neat if my reblogging something made you want to watch the show!
Because, Invader Zim is the best show. Clearly it is the objective truth of reality that this is so.
…it’s terrible but this is what i thought of when i heard ‘zim + ukulele’
(there are actually plenty of chords that are played with three fingers or less, but they might still be hard for him to play because he seems to have narrow hands and short fingers. he could still pick out a tune though)
GUITARS HAVE SIX STRINGS AND I HAVE FIVE FINGERS DIB, SHUT UP
Heyyyyy well this amazing fellow Django Reinhardt learned to play the guitar using only three fingers (index, middle, and thumb) of his left hand after his other two were paralyzed in an accident and he basically invented an entire new jazz guitar technique and became regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, soooooo YOU CAN DO IT, ZIM!!