9′s 7th Anniversary Livestream

Well folks, it’s that time of year again! In about two weeks, 9, my favorite movie, will be seven years old! And as I’ve done in the past, I will be holding a livestream party to celebrate with the fandom!

Just as I’ve done before, I’ll be streaming the original short film and the movie proper, and I’ll make a post with a link to the stream about ten minutes early so everyone can begin to come in. Because the anniversary is falling on a weekend this time, I’m gonna be doing things a bit differently this year! Right now, the Livestream is scheduled for Friday September 9th at 9 pm EST, though if people need me to change the time, I am willing to do so. For those who live in a different timezone or country, make sure to calculate the time difference so you can come! I want a lot of people to come after all! Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve been in the fandom for years or you’ve never seen the movie before. The fandom is very friendly and welcoming after all. If you can, reblog this post and try to spread the word to as many people as you can. Like I said, the more the merrier!

I hope to see both new and old faces at the event!

Pottermore has a brand new treat for you this September: Pottermore Presents, a trio of eBooks that delve even deeper into the wizarding world.

We’ve learned so much more about the wizarding world this year already. There’s the play and script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, and soon there will be even more to discover when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themlands in cinemas this November.

Now Pottermore is opening yet another door, with a new set of eBook shorts calledPottermore Presents.

Pottermore Presents is a series of bite-sized eBooks that dig deep into the Harry Potter stories, with titbits taken from Pottermore’s archives and original writing from J.K. Rowling. The series offers Harry Potter fans added insights into the stories, settings and characters and were all lovingly curated by Pottermore.

The covers were designed by powerhouse designing duo Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima – the graphic design team behind the artwork of the Harry Potter films, otherwise known as MinaLima.

The three eBooks will be released on 6 September – just in time for a new term at Hogwarts – and each explores a different Hogwarts-related theme.

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

Finally, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore celebrates the colourful staff of Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

So, for those who want to quench their thirst for more knowledge about the wizarding world, such as why the Black family bestow such odd names to their children, how a witch or wizard becomes a portrait, or what J.K. Rowling really thinks about Professor Umbridge, step right this way to find out.

Pottermore Presents will be available from a wide range of digital eBook retailers around the world, officially released on 6 September in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish. You’ll also be able to purchase it right here on Pottermore.

For now, you can pre-order Pottermore Presents eBooks from the following retailers.

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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

Amazon UK

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies


Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

Kobo Books

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

anonymous asked:

could... do you think you could talk about what a prophet shift is like for you?

hoo. for something that’s such a big part of my religion and who i am, prophet shifting is kind of hard to talk about. there’s so much feeling and urgency that i can’t reliably capture that i often find myself stumbling and searching for words.

in my experience, prophet shifting only happens under a few specific criteria. my God has to be here as a presence around me when i am awake and in the physical world, i have to already be listening to Her talk about some subject, and i have to be… vulnerable, i suppose, in some way. i can prophet shift on a bad depression or anxiety day, if i’m stressed about anything, or if i’m otherwise feeling ‘unstable’ in any way.

if all three criteria are met, i tend to be in a constant state of anticipation, knowing that a shift might happen. sometimes this placebo-es me into a shift, haha!

as for a shift itself. hm. it comes over me like a tsunami wave, huge and forceful and unavoidable now that it has started. there isn’t a build-up, it’s just not shifted to full-on prophet mode. suddenly, everything in the physical world becomes unimportant, distant, and small. i tend to move on automatic and immediately reach for anything that can hold text. i normally keep a notebook or two with me wherever i go for this purpose, but i’ve been known to write on my own skin, on a table top, and even once across a poster-board that i had been using for a class project (which i propmptly had to re-do, oops).

it’s just this. i have to write. there’s this But Thou Must feeling. i get frantic and non-verbal and self-destructive if someone tries to stop me, as family members and friends have a few times. i’ve spoken to the Lady about it, and She says that She isn’t the source of the overwhelming command, and in fact She thinks my intensity amusing for the most part. but whatever it is i have to write. it’s often wild declarations of devotion to the Lady, whirlings of self-doubt, interspersed with comparatively rare comments that read like scripture to my more aware mind. interestingly, the self-doubt is almost always english, and the other subjects are almost always latin. something in my hind-brain associates religion with latin, i guess!

the feeling is. huge. it’s like. it’s like you are a half-cup funnel stuck on the end of a fire hose. this enormous pressure of something more than you will ever be, trying to force itself through your uselessly small body. it’s massive. it’s overwhelming. it’s like- it’s like Someone or Something tears open your skin and wears you like a puppet, and your mind just shrinks and vanishes beneath the enormity of the force controlling you. it’s darkness and demand and such power that you cannot help but obey. you want to.


for examples, i have a messy webcam photo of an unaltered page straight out of a shift here (warnings for blood, paranoia, repetition, bunches of scribbly eyes, general unpleasantness), and the left-hand columns of Her padlet shrine is generally stuff i cleaned up in a more stable mindset.

if you have any other questions, or want to know more about specifics, just let me know.


[Continued from: ]

[Starter for @ynotd]

He had sat for a while after Wataru had left. That last line stuck with him, burning against his ear until he was forced to hear it even when he wrote to drown it out. 

It was just a stupid kiss, he tried to tell himself. 

It meant nothing. 

They were nothing.

His pen slipped across the page and clattered to the wooden surface, he watched it roll across and hit his phone. 

His stomach ached. 

When was the last time he had eaten? 

He could still taste the other man on his lips. 

Could still feel his feverish kiss back…

That need for control bubbled within him and he reached for his phone to snatch it up, case scrapping across the desk to be pulled to his ear. His forehead thudded once, twice against the surface before he found the number in his phone and pressed ‘Call’. 

Pick up. 
Pick up. 
Pick up. 

Once there was an answer from the voice he needed the most, he almost regretted it. 

His stomach turned again. 

Hang up. 
Hang up. 
Hang up. 

Licking over his lips, he took a shaky breath. 

“What are you wearing?” sighed into the receiver, not exasperated, quite the opposite as an inked hand crept up to his neck where red marks still burned.  

To all of you idiots who think what’s happening in Baltimore is a good thing, would you really say that if you were living there?

Would you say that if it was your car/house on fire? Would you believe that if you were attacked on the street? Would you honestly think this is right if you weren’t sitting in the safety of your home, in front of your computer, miles and miles away from what’s happening?

Because the deceased’s family never wanted this. They wanted peaceful protests, not looting and attacking and arson. I don’t care what the damn reason is, beatings, arson, and thefts are terrible no matter who’s doing it. If you really think this is something you can fucking justify, especially since you’re nowhere near it, then I’m ashamed of you.

You can say the media is lying all you want, but I’ve seen accounts from people who live there and I can tell you that the riots are real, and people are in danger. Protests are fine, but riots and attacks aren’t.

I had a really weird experience last night

I went to sleep and I slept well for the most part except for this odd dream sequence. It was like, during the dream I forced myself awake. It kept telling me to “wake up ,wake up , wake up!” Until I awoke and I grabbed my phone because a voice told me to not forget what had happened. I grabbed my phone and opened up notes and jotted down a few lines. Sadly, I barely remember the dream now but I remember some vague details based off the note I wrote myself in the middle of the night.

In the dream I was in a dark room before a beautiful white and yellow glowing light. It was shimmery and really bright and it looked like an angel. It started to speak and told me who it was. It said that it was an angel that lived in heaven.

The angel said very distinctly: “Don’t forget your love for God. I’ve been to heaven and am from heaven so I know a lot of things. You are a leader and your love for God is one of the most pure and strong I have ever seen.”

It went on about it for some time and did some things to me, either talked to me or touched me but I can’t remember. Then the name “Jesus” came in. Either the angel became Jesus or Jesus was disguised as the angel or Jesus entered separately- all I know was that his presence was felt. I don’t remember anything after this… But I was forced awake. And I wrote what I wrote down and then went back to bed for a while more before going to work. It was… An experience.

I don’t know what this dream means. I really don’t feel special or anything but I feel kind of relieved? Like…. God knows I love him still no matter what and even though I mess up and say bad things and do bad things at times… I guess he still hears my inner heart. That puts me at ease because lately I’ve been feeling like my heart is pure evil trying to be good when it’s the opposite that’s true. I have a redeemed heart made righteous in Him and I occasionally will mess up for I am human…. I love God so much though. He blows my mind. I hope I have more dreams of him soon. Nothing else compares to how it feels when in his presence.


Okay, so so far, all the people who’ve died have had something happen to their left eye. Chisa’s eye had blood trailing down on it, Bandai’s eye was bloodshot from the poison, and Gozu’s eye had been stabbed through his mask and had blood coming from it.

Notice a pattern here? They’ve all had their left eyes turn red. Know who else has a red left eye?

Originally posted by cacau-uchiha


Oh hey, I’m noticed something interesting about the new DR3 episode again and no one’s talked about it! Guess I’m gonna have to!

Okay, so when Naegi’s talking about how he found the Remnants of Despair, it cuts to a scene where he finds Izuru standing alone in a ruined classroom, and at one point it cuts to a shot of a small vase of flowers. It’s just atmosphere you say? Nope, not even close.

You see, it’s customary in Japanese schools to place flowers on someone’s desk when they die. Now granted, you can’t really tell what the classroom looks like or where this desk is, but there’s no way that shot exists just for the hell of it. The thing is, the flowers look relatively fresh. But the only person who bothered to go there was Izuru. Meaning he was the one who left them there. But who on earth would he leave flowers for?


It’s already confirmed that she was on the Student Council, meaning that she had to have been involved in the first killing game with Izuru. And here’s the thing, only two people survived that killing and spoilers: Nanami isn’t one of them. And it’s confirmed that this killing game is what threw Izuru into despair. So I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, that Izuru feels regret over what happened to Nanami. Maybe he killed her and hates himself for doing so, or maybe someone else killed her and he blames himself for not being able to save her. Maybe Hinata’s feelings, platonic or otherwise, survived the surgery and remained in Izuru, or maybe Nanami interacted with Izuru at one point and we just haven’t seen it yet. But one thing is clear, he left those flowers for her. And my heart is gonna break when we get to that scene.

A Note About zamii070

This is likely going to get very long, so try to stick with me here.

I am just appalled at all the things I’ve learned in the past three days. I didn’t think tumblr could hit a new low, that the Steven Universe fandom could hit a new low! But I was wrong, you’ve hit the lowest of the low. This is without a doubt, the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen on this website, and that’s saying a lot since I’ve been harassed and stalked over thinking a character with no confirmed sexuality is straight!

I don’t care what Paige has or hasn’t done, I don’t care what’s truth and what’s lies, I don’t care about any of it! Because at the end of the day, she tried to kill herself over all of this. Over fucking fan art! She received countless amounts of hate and harassment on tumblr and DeviantArt over all this! She had at least four different blogs dedicated to shitting on her and hating her guts, only one of which has even given a damn about her suicide attempt! I’ve seen people try to justify this and that over how she drew characters! None of this is fucking justified in the slightest!

I was hoping after what happened with Atesh the XKit Guy, that maybe people would learn better than to harass people they don’t even know! But clearly, I put too much faith in you people. It’s more than clear that you don’t care about anyone other than yourselves! You’re too wrapped up in your own fragile egos to notice when your actions are hurting real, living people! You’ve become so brainwashed by this site’s twisted way of thinking, that you no longer realize just how bad you’ve become. In your attempts to make tumblr a “safe space”, you’ve just made it a hostile environment where anything can be thrown at you to make you out like a piece of shit. Real toxic people like Misandry Mermaid and Kat are allowed to roam free, while someone who drew a character as skinny is the spawn of Satan! You care more about a character checking off all these minority labels and your pretentious headcanons than you do about real problems in the world! You’re all so childish and refuse to accept change! And it’s sickening!

This is why videos like Welcome To Tumblr and places like the Tumblr In Action subreddit exist. This is why tumblr is seen as the asscrack of the internet. This is why the Steven Universe fandom is viewed as a toxic environment! Because of actions like this. I’ve seen a lot of shithole fandoms in the six years I’ve been in online communities, but I can say without a doubt that SU is the worst of them all. Say what you want about Sonic or Homestuck, or My Little Pony, but you people don’t even compare to them! The Sonic fandom doesn’t encourage spreading hate about people. The Homestuck fandom doesn’t make multiple hate blogs because an artist drew something they found “problematic”. The fucking My Little Pony fandom hasn’t pushed someone to the breaking point that they feel they have to commit suicide!

To all of you who caused this mess, I sincerely hope you all go to jail for a long ass time. I don’t give a fuck if you’re minors, you need to be held responsible for your fucking actions no matter what your age! You should fucking know better! And if any of my followers participated in this witch hunt or supported it from the sidelines, I want you to unfollow me RIGHT. NOW. I don’t tolerate this kind of behavior, and there’s absolutely no justification for it! I don’t care if all the rumors are true, it still doesn’t justify harassment to the point of suicide!

You people wonder why people hate your fandom? Well here it is, right there for you to see it! You broke someone to the point that they wanted to die. That right there shows a complete lack of empathy for human beings. Go fuck yourselves.

To @zamii070 herself, know that you are loved and cared for. I wanted to send you a message of support, but your ask box was closed. I may not know you, but you never deserved this treatment. It was simply uncalled for. I won’t blame you if you leave tumblr entirely, I wouldn’t blame you. I just hope that whatever you decide to do for yourself, you feel better. For all the assholes that sent you hate, know that there’s even more of us that care about you and are on your side. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe. <3

Since 2016 election posts are already circulating on my dash, I feel that I need to make a post here.


People on tumblr have the bad habit of posting information that’s taken out of context completely, is heavily biased, or is just outright false. And this information is rarely sourced properly at that! And I have a feeling that election information is no different!

Whether you’re voting Democrat, Republican, or are undecided, make sure to double check what you see on tumblr, even if it’s trash-talk about the side/candidate you don’t like! If it’s just a screencap from somewhere like, I don’t know, Fox News, go check the website to make sure the article actually exists and read it before agreeing or trashing it! Screencaps can be easily edited after all! If there’s no sources, go to Google and find out for yourself. If there are sources, click on them and read through them carefully, and Googling wouldn’t hurt even then! Even without that, you should go research on your own and decide which candidate you feel is right. Don’t let tumblr tell you who to vote for, whether you’re on the liberal or conservative side!

TL;DR: Double check everything you see related to the 2016 election on tumblr, and don’t blindly believe anything!

Being a social justice warrior does not excuse you from being racist towards caucasians.

Being a social justice warrior does not excuse you from being sexist towards men.

Being a social justice warrior does not excuse you from being rude towards cisgendered and heterosexual people.

Being a social justice warrior does not excuse you from being a dick, why do none of you get this already.

I have returned to Mystery Skulls Animated theories because I think I just realized some big things that were revealed in the new video that I don’t know if anyone’s talked about yet. And after re-watching Ghost and Freaking Out, I think I know how to talk about them. Simply put, Arthur doesn’t know Lewis is the ghost they encountered in Ghost and is looking for Lewis himself. And whatever is going on with Vivi, which I’m still not convinced is memory erasure as I explained in my last theory post, it wasn’t done by Lewis. But first thing’s first, let’s talk about poor Arthur.

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Why Mitarai is suspicious as hell

EDIT: New evidence from Episode 6 has been added. No Episode 5 evidence as he wasn’t focused on at all in that one.

I wanted to wait until I saw yesterday’s episode before making this post (and then I needed time to calm down over who died), but this is something I really want to put out there because I’m not seeing many people bring up the fact that Mitarai is pretty suspicious and likely to be the traitor. Now I’ve watched the first episode of Future Arc a few times now, and I’ve looked at posts made by other fans giving their thoughts, so I’ve put a lot of thought into this. Well, here goes nothing!

  • Mitarai is first seen by the bathroom Kirigiri and Asahina are talking in, the same bathroom where the dead guards have been stored. The fact that he’s so close raises some suspicion, and there technically isn’t anything keeping him from going into the girl’s bathroom when no one was looking.
  • Kirigiri just happens to run into him right before the building is attacked, and is the only person to have seen him prior to the attack. He’s also looking down at his cell phone for reasons unknown.
  • If what Tengan said is correct, Mitarai wasn’t even invited to the meeting concerning Naegi’s hearing, so he’s not supposed to be there in the first place.
  • He was a student in the 77th Class, all of whom have either died or became part of SHSL Despair. How is it that he’s the only one from that class who didn’t suffer from either fate?
  • Speaking of the 77th Class, Twogami/Impostor is posing as him in the Despair Arc. Considering that they’re supposed to be going there at the same time and in the same class, why is Twogami posing as him when he’s supposed to be there?
  • Adding onto that point, Chisa mentions that she’s the teacher for Class 77 and winds up being the first victim. If anyone were to catch on to something being suspicious about Mitarai, it’d be her. Meaning she was likely killed off so she’d stay quiet and not give anything away.
  • I don’t remember who made the post and I don’t know where to find it (I’ll link it if I manage to come across it), but someone mentioned that as an Animator, he’d know all these wrist techniques and could therefore move his arm in a way that would throw the sleeping gas bomb without drawing attention to him.
  • Brought up in this post by @the-fuck-is-a-blog, Mitarai has dark circles under his eyes which indicate sleep issues or lack of sleep. And if he continues to have those circles despite everyone falling asleep, it’s a bit suspicious.
  • He’s the only character who hasn’t had any particular moments that make him stand out in a way, unless you count when he got kneed in the stomach, which means that it’s likely we’re being tricked into not focusing on him as much as the others.
  • When the vote for who everyone thinks the traitor is is brought up by Munakata, Mitarai gets nervous and looks around the room as if he’s worried he’ll be suspected. Which he shouldn’t have to be worried about if he’s not the traitor…
  • He’s rather distant towards the others, and tends to stay quiet for the most part. Because he’s not drawing attention to himself, it makes it easier for him to get away with suspicious acts.
  • Everyone else has been seen, in some way shape or form, fighting against the Remnants of Despair. But Mitarai has done nothing as far as we’ve seen.
  • After Great Gozu’s death, he’s shown to have been sleeping with his arms crossed on top of his legs. However, someone who’s affected by sleeping gas shouldn’t be able to put themselves in that position, even beforehand. He’s shown sleeping in a similar position again in Episode 6.
  • In Episode 2, he tries to protect Asahina from being hit by Sakakura. Some might say it’s because he’s chivalrous or his forbidden action is not to see harm come to women, but we learn in Episode 3 that Asahina’s forbidden action is getting punched or kicked. And the only people who know that are Naegi and Miaya. So how come Mitarai was so quick to come to her aid like that?
  • He hesitates when Kirigiri asks about his forbidden action, and refuses to even say anything about it. Granted, there are others who didn’t want to show it, but he gets extremely sketchy about it.
  • I honestly don’t have a better way of wording this, but throughout Episode 3 he gives off that “I’m totally not evil guys, trust me” vibe. Which really doesn’t help his case.
  • The way he falls onto Kirigiri’s foot after being hit by Sakakura for the second time is just too convenient to feel like a coincidence.
  • He’s shown to have this idea that he has to be like Naegi, that he has to save everyone. It’s possible that those feelings could’ve been manipulated by Super High School Level Despair in order to make him a part of this killing game.
  • He straight up asks Kirigiri what she thinks of the person who’s behind all this. And she manages to pick up on how he seems to know a lot more than he lets on and how he wants to know what everyone else thinks. This makes him nervous.
  • This is just a personal thing I noticed, but all the other Future Foundation leaders have a talent that would be helpful for the current state of the world, but Mitarai’s talent of Animator doesn’t follow this trend as he can’t provide anything to the damaged world with his talent.
  • In Episode 6, he seems shocked at the sight of Izayoi being dead and freaks out, despite not having done so with previous deaths (Chisa, Bandai, and Gozu) and not having that kind of reaction to Seiko. The inconsistency doesn’t match up.

“But Prophet! It’d be way too obvious for him to be the traitor! He doesn’t look like he could hurt a fly! Surely you must be overthinking this!” That’s what you’re thinking, right?

But this is Dangan Ronpa, and as we’ve seen even the most unlikely suspects can turn out to be guilty. I mean, would you ever assume Tsumiki would kill anyone just by looking at her? I sure wouldn’t. Plus, everyone’s jumping on the idea that Chisa is the traitor which is even more unlikely than Mitarai! Also, because this is Dangan Ronpa, it’s best to be looking for clues and evidence early on. And no one else feels even slightly suspicious as Mitarai does! The only one who comes anywhere close is Kimura, and the fact that there’s this whole “betrayal” thing going on between her and Andou just makes me doubt it.

And honestly, there’s heaps more evidence for Mitarai being the traitor than there is Chisa being the traitor. No matter how you look at it, Mitarai is being very suspicious and it’s not helping his case. Maybe the next episode will disprove me, but until then I’m keeping a close eye on the animator.