“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
still completely blown away by how amazingly well done this little guy is—they gave him an incredibly expressive face without anthropomorphicising it one bit. he doesn’t have a shorter snout or bigger eyes or a more rounded forehead or anything, he looks exactly like a raccoon. but you can see every little irritated or devious or sad thought he has.
just… amazing. i want that animation team to win some fucking awards.
the fact that charles is totally silent in response to all of this almost seems really odd for a moment - except of course that you can’t begin to imagine how much they’re saying in telepathic communication instead.
I kind of think at this moment, Charles is beyond words. I mean… Erik has seen his very worst nightmares come to pass here; the fear that drove him to do the horrible things he did has been realised, and yet here at this last moment, all he wants to do is to change things so that he can have a bit more time with Charles. How could there even be any adequate words?