If-Winter-Ends

Holi aesthetic

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival, a spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. This year (2017) it is celebrated on 13 March.

Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, do religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi – a free-for-all carnival of colors, where people smear each other with colors and drench each other. Water guns and water-filled balloons are also used to play and color each other. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw colored powders on each other, laugh and gossip, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks.  

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“summer storms always felt like coming home”


lovely tonberriesandcream commissioned me to draw this scene from an absolutely stunning fic called running on air, which is 75k of beautifully written slow burn with long road trips across the country, muggle cars, unusual career choices, flower fields and starry skies, time turners and memories stored in tiny glass vials

believe me, you really want to read it

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In California, an extremely wet winter put an end to the state’s record-breaking drought. Heavy rainfall also produced welcome spring scenes — like replenished reservoirs and fields in bloom.

“It’s a completely different look,” says Justin Sullivan, a Getty Images photographer who took before-and-after style photos of drought-stricken areas. “It’s just like a velvety green, lush landscape now — compared to just dry, brown, almost like a moonscape before.”

Sullivan’s photos show how one of the wettest winters on record is bringing the land back to life. In early 2014, Sullivan documented the drought at its worst. He shot photos from a helicopter above reservoirs like Lake Oroville.

From Moonscape To Lush: Photographs Capture California Drought’s Story

Photos: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why I think Spring Day is about the end of youth

HYYH was all about youth and the struggles that came with it so I believe the consequent albums (WINGS and YNWA) are about growing up and leaving their youth/childhood behind.

Clothes
There’s a heavy focus of clothes in the MV e.g. BTS sitting on a mountain of clothes. It’s possible that these clothes are ones they no longer wear. Everybody has clothes that no longer fits them when going through childhood and puberty. Perhaps these clothes represent their past as something they cannot “wear” anymore.

Train
The train is in the MV, travelling to an unknown destination. It represents BTS travelling (into adulthood) and not staying still. In the beginning, Taehyung is seen stepping onto tracks as a train approaches. This could represent the the feelings of entering adulthood (scared, sad, helpless, etc.).

Seasons
The beginning of the MV starts in winter and ends with entering spring. Entering adulthood may seem scary at first but it gets better. It also symbolises the passing of time and change.

“No season can last forever”

Shoes
Jimin is shown with a pair of shoes in the beginning and end of the MV. We don’t know who they belong to. I previously thought they belonged to a dead member (Jin) but they might be Jimin’s. Just like the clothes, he’s grown too big to fit into the shoes (they represent his youth). At the end, he hangs up his shoes as closure, and a way to finally move on and accept that he cannot remain in “youth” anymore.

Omelas/Motel
Omelas is portrayed as a motel in the MV. A motel symbolises all things temporary. You go there but don’t stay there forever. Also, the motel has no vacancies, so there is no room in “paradise” which may be youth. The boys realise they have to move on.

Rebelling
BTS are shown having food fights and messing up a room. Jin also pierces Jimin’s ear with a safety pin. These can all considered acts of rebellion, something most teenagers do. This also symbolises the themes of youth, coming of age and adulthood.

Group
We are made to believe Jungkook is alone in the train but it’s revealed that the best of BTS are with him. Also, Jimin is with the group when he hangs up the shoes. Just like the album title, this may represent that even though it seems you’re alone, you’re not. Everybody experiences childhood and the struggles of leaving it. You Never Walk Alone. <3

[LYRICS] Spring Day by BTS (Japanese Version)

Japanese

会いたい
言葉にすると余計
会いたい
君の写真見るとね
会いたい でも時間がない
ただ過ぎていく
時の中自らを責めまた
遠くなる願い

まるで冬のようさ 夏でも吹雪くようさ
心を乗せた列車 すでに雪の中
いっそ君と地球の裏側へ 手を掴んでもう 逃げたい
どれだけ降れば 春の日が来るのだろう
Friend

この大空を舞う粉雪のよう
粉雪のよう
舞えるなら君へ
すぐ辿りつけるはずなのに

雪の花びら
舞い降り
消えていった
会いたい
会いたい
どれほど 想えば
凍える夜 数えれば
ねぇ、会えるの?
出会えるの?

冬の終わりを告げる
優しい春の日まで
花咲くまで
いて欲しいそのまま
そのまま

君が変わった?
じゃなきゃ僕が変わった
この流れる時に堪え
また変わるのだろうな
みんなそうだろう、なぁ?

そうさ君が 離れた今
ぶれることはなかった想いは
変わらないさ だけど今は別れよう
その方がもう苦しくないから

冷めた君がそう この吐息のよう この吐息のよう
積もる思い出はこんなにまだ残っているのに

雪の花びら
舞い降り
消えていった
会いたい
会いたい
どれほど 想えば
凍える夜 数えれば
ねぇ、会えるの?
出会えるの?

You know it all
You’re my best friend
また朝は来るのさ
どんな夜も どんな季節も
終わりは来るから

桜が花咲き
冬がもう終わるよ
会いたい
会いたい
ほんの少しだけ幾夜か数えたら
会いに行くよ
迎えに行くよ

冬の終わりを告げる
優しい春の日まで
花咲くまで
いて欲しいそのまま
そのまま

English

I miss you
Putting it into words like this makes me miss you more
When I look at pictures of you
I miss you
But I don’t have time
Amidst the realm of time I blame myself
And my wish gets further away again

It’s as if it’s winter, it’s as if it’ll blizzard even in the summer
A train that has my heart on it, it’s already in the snow
I want to go with you to the other side of the earth, grab your hand, and just run away
How much does it have to snow until a spring day comes?
Friend

Like fine snow that drifts in the wide sky
Like fine snow
If I could drift away to you
I’d be able to reach you quickly, but…

Petals of snow
They drifted down
And then disappeared
I miss you
I miss you
How much do I have to wish
How many freezing nights do I have to count
To be able to see you?
To be able to meet you?

Until the kind spring day that tells us the end of winter
Until the flowers bloom
I want you to stay, just like this
Just like this

You changed?
If not, then I changed
To bear this passing of time
I guess change happens again
It must be like that for everyone, right?

That’s right, this moment in which you left
My feelings that never wavered won’t change
But let’s separate for now
Because that’ll be less painful

Your now cold self is like this sigh, like this sigh
Even though there are so many of these piled up memories left

Petals of snow
They drifted down
And then disappeared
I miss you
I miss you
How much do I have to wish
How many freezing nights do I have to count
To be able to see you?
To be able to meet you?

You know it all
You’re my best friend
Morning will come again
Because all nights and all seasons
Have an end

The cherry blossoms bloom
And the winter is about to end
I miss you
I miss you
If I can count out even just a couple of nights
I’ll go see you
I’ll go pick you up

Until the kind spring day that tells us the end of winter
Until the flowers bloom
I want you to stay, just like this
Just like this

Trans cr; Maya & Mari @ bts-trans
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Cherry blossoms are blooming,
winter is ending;
the wind carries into the new season
this melody that we’ve practiced together

my submission for @iwaoiexchange

gift for Marissa @kenmasan
note: When I saw your prompt, I immediately had this image of them in my mind whereby they’d still be in the same club in university, and quite likely it’s music. Iwaizumi somehow strikes me as a cello player, the deep stable sounds representing his nature. Although the air is frigid, there’s a warmth between their connection that also signals the coming of spring… had a lot of fun painting this, and I hope I managed to capture this feeling. I also hope you like it!

My brother posted this on Facebook:

Punxsutawney Phil woke up, looked around him, and pronounced in groundhogese, “I have seen not only my own shadow, but the long, dark shadow that has enveloped your land, blotting out all light. All joy. All hope. Know that this winter shall not end! Not in six weeks! Not in six upon six thousand weeks!”

He then turned to the president of the Inner Circle and said, “Our accord is broken! Do not call upon me again!” And with that, Phil scurried back into his burrow.

🌛🐛 Worm Moon 🐛🌜

what is the worm moon?

🌛 also called the “sap moon”, for the way sap rises in plants as the weather turns. it is the full moon of march. the ground softens and winter ends, bringing forth the earthworms. 

what does that mean for witchcraft?

🐛 this is the time for planting seeds, literally or figuratively. though there isn’t much greenery or growth yet, it is a time of preparation and planning. 

🌛 this moon works best with longer, time-intensive rituals or spells that carry out over a longer amount of time. spells that encourage growth and moving on work well with the worm moon’s energy.

🐛 spells that strengthen and renew you are most powerful with this moon, as well as self care, prosperity and healing spells.

anonymous asked:

I'm in the verge of being NaruSaku fan.. please give me some light on SasuSaku ;_;

[Click on my blog to read more. The tag doesn’t show my full post]

1.) SasuSaku is not typical. Their dynamic is unique. They are much more than the typical hero/heroine bff dynamic you always see in almost every shounen. Much more than a mary sue falling inlove with a dense marty-stu. They are a heroine and antagonist striving to find their way back to eachother; but failing throughout the story because of the circumstances they were both put in:


2.) Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke got the most focus than any other character’s feelings for another.

And Sasuke got focus on wanting to come back but not doing so due to his goals of revenge:


3.) Naruto didn’t want to confess his feelings for Sakura because he recognized that her feelings for Sasuke were much stronger than his feelings for her. That’s why he said that he felt like he couldn’t “confess” his feelings to her until he brought Sasuke back:

Maybe he had already realized that he didn’t really have a chance. And maybe even because had already seen the possibility of her feelings being returned:

which is why he leaves the room in this scene and peeks when he comes back just to make sure that it’s okay to come back and not interrupt something. He was being considerate, like Tsunade said:


4.) SasuSaku was planned from the very beginning of the series(before its conclusion) with minor slips of thoughts here and there; but despite everything Kishimoto admitted to always be thinking about SasuSaku’s union and how it would be so he sticked to what he was for in the beginning. He thought that Sakura suddenly loving Naruto wouldn’t fit her since she has loved Sasuke for so long. Suddenly loving Naruto solely because he was the easier option and a hero to the village would make her a horrible character. It would have made her shallow and out of character in the writer’s eyes. Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke were meant to be the spring that waits for the end of winter:

They were meant to be unwavering with no specific reason behind her love. If a person solely loved someone who lacked love because of a reason and that reason were to disappear it would be pretty sad if one of the few people who truly loved him stopped loving him because the reason was no longer there. Especially because Sakura’s love was warmth to Sasuke:

They were “the first” thing that “saved him” from “his darkness”. 

She was “the first” person that “saved him” from “his darkness”.

“…when his heart was about to be swallowed by Orochimaru’s wicked cursed seal again, he was rescued by Sakura…“ - Databook 1

“Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours the wicked power.” -Databook 1

Notice how Kishimoto uses “heart” when talking about what they felt and meant to each other. Her heart was what rescued his heart. She was the one” who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love:

Naruto and Kakashi may have also been there for him and it was constantly stated that they were also obviously important to him. So we can only assume that Kishi only quoted Sakura here because their bond was more than just platonic. It wasn’t nothing like sns or ks bond. Sasuke has never had these type of moments with anyone else but Sakura:

And Sasuke never considered the idea of playing at romance with anyone else other than Sakura. When Sakura told him that she loved him and that she wanted things to go back the way they “used to be” he “equated that” as playing at romance with her despite the fact of no one mentioning that he had to return her feelings:

So it was obvious that there was/had been something romantic growing/and going on between them.


5.) Sasuke cared enough about Sakura to be able to read her. He was able to read between her feelings “first”:

And cheered her up “first”:

Naruto wasn’t able to read her until part two 

And it was only when she made her feelings obvious,she didn’t try to hide them much, and he was paying attention:

(Here he responds by saying that Sasuke will come back and Sakura then thanks him internally[sorry, i cant find the panel])

Maybe he had kept being considerate of her feelings throughout the story; but once she fake confessed to him out of guilt and blame (thanks sai -_-) and she hinted that he should just drop the promise, he got mad at her and told her to stop lying to herself. He then proceeded by telling Sakura that she wasn’t even doing even doing it/or exhausting himself for her; but because Sasuke was his friend (a friend that was like a brother to him). And even tho it was obvious that at least part of the reason was for her, it wasn’t fully because of and for her like so many ns fans claim: 

After the fakession of guilt, he really didn’t pay too much attention to Sakura’s feelings anymore not until he saw how much she still cared because she voiced her feelings out loud. That’s when he rethought his promise to her and was re-determined to fight for both of them. For both of Sasuke’s and Sakura’s sake. 

He didn’t realize how much Sakura was suffering because she loved Sasuke and he only went back to keeping his promise to her once kakashi pointed her pain out:


6.) I’m not denying the fact that ns had a strong bond or that Naruto’s feelings weren’t shallow; but their bond was always mostly focused on trying to bring Sasuke back. Not romance. And Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke were always highlighted to hint that they were much stronger than Naruto’s feelings for her:

[i’m pretty sure i missed much more moments than this; but you get the point]


7.) SasuSaku happening was obvious due to Sasuke hinting to actually wanting to be with team 7. And that meant to going back to the bonds that he himself acknowledged that existed:

So his redemption was to be expected especially after it was foreshadowed through our heroine’s eyes:

Coming back home meant laughing next to his brother in arms, his teacher, and the girl who filled his lonely existence with love and looked like “his lover” at a certain point in the writer’s eyes:


8.) Contrary to what antis say, Sasuke actually loves Sakura very much and it was and has been written by the authors hand and no one else:


9. So in summary: See the light anon see the light because prt 1 consists of mutual romantic hints and chemistry between SasuSaku and a dense Naruto that cares about his teammates; but can’t tell what’s going on most of the time until Sakura explains the situations to him. Naruto is willing to sacrifice himself for those he loves, yes; just like Sakura and Sasuke would do for him and eachother; but he couldn’t see through Sakura’s depression nor could he feel when Sasuke was leaving the village. The one to see through Sakura’s depression was Sasuke. The one to feel when, where, and if Sasuke was leaving the village was Sakura. They were able to feel and read eachothers feelings much better than ns ever did during this prt of the story.

And prt 2 consists of Naruto and Sakura determined to bring their lost teammate that aspired for a future with them. Nothing of what he felt for them ever changed. It was only his curse of hatred and the goals that constantly blinded it him and drove him to do things that he regretted/regrets terribly. Prt 2 was about losing; but eventually keeping hope. And although the slips for the red herring of ns did show, Sakura’s feelings for the broken boy never wavered, and Sasuke being saved and returning to his usual different bonds with them was/were already confirmed/foreshadowed. So his happiness with team 7 was to be expected.


10. This must seem irrelevant; but our fanbase is the most passionate and spirited ever. We went through so many hardships and we still manged to be number 1 out of all the relevant/possible romances of Naruto:

We were basically among the characters that were born first:

[Notice how it says “created” and not “presented”]

So i guess that its only normal that we remain the most popular since we’ve been at it since 1999 maybe even before that in Kishi’s head ;) [hehe thanks for that reveal Sugiyama~]


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I don’t deny bad apples. I know every fandom has them; But out of all the fandoms we are the ones less time visiting videos that aren’t about our ship just to bash. You go to google plus and the ss fandom get attack from every single fandom including nh. Same thing in Narutoforums. Same thing with youtube. Same thing in twitter. Same thing in pinterest. Same thing in facebook. And then theres tumblr here people who claim to ship sasusaku equally to another certain ship passive aggressively bash our ship for some weird, odd reason. But regardless, were always shining bright and our fanbase still remains big no matter what. We have so many amazing artist that cheer us up when the studio screws up,funny and meaningful memes when an anti crosstags, and we remain as lively and as strong as the spring that awaits for the end of winter. :)

Because I’ve been having feels lately here are some bedtime Dramione headcanons

• They both have absolutely ridiculous cases of bed head. Draco claims things could get lost in Hermione’s hair while Hermione says his hair looks like he got electrocuted.

• Draco snores but refuses to believe it because he is a Malfoy and snoring is for uncouth commoners.

• They like to read before going to bed but sometimes get distracted with other… activities.

• They love cuddling.

• Hermione is generally a morning person. Draco wasn’t a morning person until they had kids but he still needs his cup of coffee to properly function.

• Hermione sometimes sleep talks gibberish although a few times she has somehow held full coversations with a very amused Draco.

• Hermione will read the kids bedtime stories from story books while Draco will usually make up stories on the spot.

• Lots of cuddles.

• Hermione hates wearing socks to bed, which is awful for Draco because her feet get really cold and she ends up pressing them against him to warm them up.

• They have a hard time sleeping when there’s a thunderstorm so they’ll huddle under their blankets with chocolate and their favorite books.

• They both have nightmares from the War and if one wakes up and can’t fall back asleep the other will stay up as well.

• Cuddles galore.

• Hermione introduced Draco to the art of pillow fighting and he absolutely loves it.

• Hermione also introduced him to alarms clocks but that he is much less appreciative of.

• The first time Hermione wore one of Draco’s shirts for bed his jaw dropped and he was speechless for a good minute.

• Even more cuddles.

• Hermione can survive with two pillows but Draco needs at least seven. When she asked how he possibly survived at Hogwarts he admitted that the packages he’d receive the first week or so of school would have at least one shrunken pillow.

• Draco taunts Crookshanks for not being allowed to sleep on the bed whereas he, being a man, gets to have Hermione to himself all night long. Hermione ends up having to threaten him with The Couch because honestly the rivalry between her cat and her husband will be the death of her.

• Hermione can be a blanket hog, especially in the winter. Draco usually ends up tugging her on top of him so he can stay warm.

• So. Many. Cuddles.

Power Rangers Music Headcanons
  • Kim was classically trained in piano for a few years, but she never really got into it. She still remembers how, and sometimes when the house feels too empty, she’ll sit and play to get rid of the silence.
  • Zack finds out that Trini has a really pretty voice and can play guitar when he finds her in the mines one weekend singing gay covers of songs. She changes the words to Jolene, and Zack just goes “that’s super gay, dude”.
    • “I thought you were into all that screamo stuff.” “you tell anyone, your head is going through this guitar.”
  • Billy is a natural at the drums, but he doesn’t own a set. They don’t figure this out until they sneak into the school after-hours for fun and hang out in the music wing. He and Kim have a mini jam sesh, and Jason and Trini are heart-eyes to the max.
    • Trini buys Jason a shirt that says “I Prefer the Drummer” on it as a joke, but he actually wears it around. Whenever Billy asks what it means ( “why do you prefer the drummer though?”), Jason just winks and blows him a kiss.
  • Zack is that basic musical theater bitch who loves Hamilton. Most of the rangers don’t see the appeal, but Billy likes listening to the raps. Sometimes they rap Guns and Ships together and Kim videotapes it.
  • Vocally speaking, Jason is tone deaf. It’s honestly agonizing, and Trini forbids him from singing if they’re in the car for more than 10 minutes together. He does DJ as a hobby though, which was just one of the many reasons why he was so popular before the cow incident.
  • Zack used to play bass, but he had to sell his equipment to pay for his mom’s meds. Jason has an old one that he never uses, and the boys sometimes have hangouts at Jason’s place where they record beats and bass lines and have Jason mix them.
  • One day at Kim’s house, Trimberly has this really super gay moment where they duet Sara Bareilles’ Winter Song. They end up a little teary and just cuddle in Kim’s room for a long time.