*watching durarara

  • Me @ 1 AM: I think I'm going to start this new show, seems interesting
  • Me @ 3 AM: This show is the best. I've already finished 5 seasons, scrolled through half of it's Tumblr tag, went through 20 of its popular ships, and read its entire Wikipedia

What you see isn’t necessarily reality. Everyone has secrets, things they feel that they can’t tell anyone. There’s no such thing as a normal person.

Japanese idiom of the week!

Look guys, I learned a saying today:

  • 百聞は一見に如かず(ひゃくぶんはいっけんにしかず)
    seeing is believing; a picture is worth a thousand words

Literally “a hundred listenings don’t equal one look”, because no matter how much you hear about something it’s just not the same as seeing it for yourself, even just for a little bit.

  • 百聞(ひゃくぶん/hyakubun) “hundred” 百 plus “listen” 聞
  • は (wa) makes 百聞 the topic of the sentence
  • 一見(いっけん/ikken) one 一 look 見
  • に (ni) to, at (here it’s helping say that hearing can’t reach to the level of seeing)
  • 如かず(しかず/shikazu) doesn’t reach, doesn’t equal, doesn’t live up to (如く is an old verb that I just now learned. It means “measure up to” or “equal”. The ず is an old way of negating a verb which works a lot like ない does in modern Japanese)

(somehow I have a feeling that Japanese idiom of the week is gonna be a thing for a little while haha)

important things

- shizuo
- shizuo’s smile
- shizuo in a suit
- shizuo in an oversized sweater
- heiwajima shizuo
- shizuo being happy
- shizuo getting all the pudding he wants
- shizuo spending time with his friends
- shizuo heiwajima
- shizuo being excited
- shizuo laughing really hard
- shizuo having a good day
- s h i z u o

  • Celty: How long have you been sleeping with Izaya?
  • Shizuo: What? That's disgusting and wrong. I don't even get... Why would... I... I've never had sex with anyone anywhere. It's none of your... You have the nerve, the audacity... Izaya is my enemy, technically. And he is terrible, personality-wise. And how... How do I know, frankly, that you're not sleeping with him? Maybe you are. Maybe you're trying to throw me off. Hmm. Check and mate.
  • Celty: ...
  • Shizuo: This is an outrage! Who do I call?