Warning: Many trigger warnings (self harm, suicide, rape, etc.) will be included in this list.
While Shinya isn’t exactly sure why Dime would ever get jealous of him, he bears the thought no mind, chowing down on his rightfully claimed popcorn to his heart’s content. If one were to incite conversation on philosophy and theology to the inspector, t’would take forever for the talk to end, yet at the same time to converse on the concept of life and death, the afterlife, the future even, it seems boring to him.
"See, I don’t really care about what happens to me after I die; what I care about right now," he smiles, "what I care about is the now, what’s happening at that present moment and enjoying my life while it still last. But if I really did have to think about it, I’d say that we all simply go to sleep, our minds drift off into the cosmos as we continue to contemplate and reminisce on all of our memories until we’re eventually consumed by oblivion. Plato describes this as ‘the separation of the soul from the body’ and considers the soul and body to be two separate concepts and therefore, able to depart from the other, and the concept of death I just told you about aligns with Chrysippus’s ideas." Pausing to let his own mind drift and settle, Shinya looks back at Ginoza and chuckles, "Sorry, was that too much?"
As uptight as he is about his work—particularly in regards to Sasayama—the inspector finds enjoyment in being able to talk about his values and philosophies, perhaps one reason why he gets along so well with the enforcers. It’s fascinating to learn about others and their school of thoughts, things that normal people will never think twice about for risk of darkening their hue.
The young inspector continues to mindlessly give loving scratches to his needy dog, giving half attention to the movie on screen and half to his jabbering friend sitting next to him. Ginoza would feel bad about not having too much in common with his only friend but that isn’t such a bad thing. If you had just about everything in common with someone then there wouldn’t be variety, although a deep conversation is always a plus; if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s rather funny to him that a Western children’s movie (and quite an old one to boot) has sparked such a deep conversation with them, even if Shinya is the only one putting actual thought into it.
Ginoza chuckles himself when the coast is clear and he has to pretend he heard every word. “You’ve had longer bouts than that but— I agree about caring about right now. Why worry about something that happens to everyone at one point or another when you could be spending your days enjoying yourself and the people around you?”
"The thought didn’t even cross my mind~"
"You’re a terrible liar."
"Hey, it was either that or I punched you, and you know I have a hard time holding back with my punches."
"You could have shaken my shoulder or something!"
"HOW DO I LIVE WITHOUT YOUUUUUU I’D LIKE TO KNOW~"
//WALKS THE FUCK AWAY
"But if I were to tape my mouth shut I wouldn’t be able to tell you how pretty you look today."
"You tell me I’m pretty and cute enough as it is so I’m sure you can afford to take a day off in spouting such nonsense."
"Don’t worry, I might not be a Superman or Batman, but I’ll be Yourman.” Someone. Seriously. Please.
"Do everyone a favor and put a piece of tape over your mouth for the rest of the day."
"I just told you, you’re going to have a good time."
But I’m always on your ass Nobubu. Always.
"Forgive me for not believing you so readily. SIGH. I guess there’s no harm…"
And I would appreciate it if you eased off the ass.