feral boys meet up and do an irl stream together. all of them have experience being on camera except for dreamie (who is still wearing his mask). dreams kinda nervous and the other boys can sense it so they start making him feel comfy :))
karl’s way of course, is to clamber onto dreams chair (like he did when sap was nervous), using dreams shoulders to steady himself. dream squeaks when karl gets too close to his neck.
everyone notices and start cooing over him and poking him while he’s stuck in the chair. his mask makes it difficult to see oncoming pokes. suddenly there’s no room to be nervous anymore :))
I think it's kinda fucked up that the only universe in which Odasaku lives his dream is the one that him and Dazai don't even know each other, and Dazai is lost. And what makes even worse is that Dazai knows, but is only fighting to protect it. Even in death. It's a big fucking deal.
I took pictures on our walk tonight. 🥰 Spring has come so far in his confidence and comfort level with walks! It took months of work and reassurance and treats. We had to encourage him and reinforce that it was totally okay for him to go sniff things, or to move from our side. He got scared from anything happening around us & wouldn't come back from it, so would just get more overwhelmed and nervous the more that happened as the walk went on.
He's finally gotten to the point where we rarely have to remind him that he's allowed to sniff - he darts from smell to smell, stops to mark, and trots along with his tail held high. He knows he's allowed to make us wait a moment for him to sniff.
When we pass something that makes him uncertain, he might hesitate to inspect it, then checks in with us and goes back to walking - sometimes immediate rebound to happy, sometimes it takes a short distance or a treat or two. But he actually can recover now instead of getting more and more worried! He even barely blinked at a few bikes passing us on the sidewalk tonight. It's been really rewarding watching his confidence increase! 💙
“Dogs”: an inferior race of people, biologically a sliver of fallen angel, thought to be dangerous to others and themselves that were left behind on land while the ships were loaded with the superior race and submerged themselves. Dogs are high in stamina, strength, and endurance than humans (which is why they’re used as protection). Dogs have no rights, no privileges. They can only fight under dog handlers. Dogs are replaceable so to find people who stick to one dog their entire life time is rare.
“Upper class”: the human society on the submergible ships.
“The grid”: a phrase that refers to out on land, whether above or underground.
“The garden”: it’s literally a section of land, the surface of the land that’s the safest and cleaner part of the land.
“The Moon’s”: The humans that reign over the land since they constructed everything on "ground zero" soon after the ships left the docks.