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hello!! i love your writing so much omg! it would be really cool if you did a jily musical theatre au, but no pressure. have a nice day!
‘i dont even like you’ james tells lily, lying, when theyre both cast as leads
james’ only reference to any musical being high school musical and its only then when he realises they never even PERFORMED THE PLAY it was JUST THE CALL BACK and lily tells him to SHUT UP because HES YELLING and also EVERYONE ALREADY KNEW THAT
lily joined cause music + acting = Her Shit and also slughorn is the director and he insisted on having her audition
lilys always loosing her script and then taking james’ and trying to make him think hes the one whose lost his lines
sirius heckles every rehersal
remus is on lighting and james tries to bribe him to make it go dark whenever lily speaks but lily hears him and tips her coffee down his front
in rehersals during the bit where theyre meant to kiss james kisses his hand and lily just squints at him bc the fuck was that rlly necesseary he could have just kissed nothing what a weirdo
james being A Smug Shite whenver he sings bc he knows hes good and lily is so sick of his talent she could physically die
except like. annoyingly they have the same taste in music so when theyre in their dressing rooms she’ll bang on their shared wall and tell him to turn up Melodrama or smth and he’ll smile a little
at one point sirius paints a fake tree yellow just for The Drama Of It All and slughorn is Next Level Pissed and lily and james cant stop laughing
james: ‘wheres the coffee’ *lily, having drunk the entire pot out of spite earlier that morning bc james said she looked like a falmingo in her pink legwarmers, shaking slightly,: SAY WHAT BITCH
lily keeps improvising funny lines and james trying not to laugh each time
they move out of the rough rehersal stage and everyone knows their lines now and shit is getting real and sirius has been thrown off the props team 7 times but somehow keeps getting back on it
lily still doesnt like him but like damn. boy is funny. boy can sing. boy looks like that and can do 5 cartwheels in a row.
they do arm wrestling and james never lets her win but lily always cheats anyway
he writes his english essays and shes all ‘youve spelt ‘produce’ wrong how can u even do that’ and ‘stop calling hamlet great ok he did the dirty on opehlia and im sick of pretending like im okay with it’
james sitting in the directors chair despite a) not being the director and b) required to be on stage for a scene at the time
her car doesnt start and theyre standing in the theatre parking lot, everyone else at home, and he wont leave unless she does and she wont leave her car overnight so they sit on her bonnet and talk about hamlet and high school musical and how theyre similar
lily says i cant hit the high note and james, without thinking says yes you can. youre excellent and everyone is staring at him and he goes bright red
the bit where theyre supposed to kiss only this time theyre v close to each other and its lily can feel his breath on her face. see her reflection in his glasses. she looks winded. she feels like it.
once he walks out in her costume on stage and she laughs so hard she falls into sirius’ yellow tree which he keeps putting up
lily skulling coffee and then doing her solo and going off stage while slughorn wipes away tears
theyre in dress rehersals now and its all happening and even when james is looking at someone else hes really looking at her
opening night and james is so nervous and in the minute before the curtain goes up she just. grabs his wrist. and suddenly he is a flood of calm
sirius holding up a sign when it gets to the kiss that says ‘NOW FUCK’
there is 11 shows and by show 7 james and lily are honest to god having contests to see who can skull the most mountain dew and then do their solo and slughorn is In Dispair
the show is still fucking excellent tho
closing night and lilys walking to her car only now shes never going to have another reason to kiss him again and that just. is a huge fucking problem actually
james being literally shoved up againist the bathroom wall about five minutes later after lily has tracked him down and hes liked her all this time and now shes kissing him for no apparent reason and goddamn hes so lucky
Misekake no kibō wo toite Yume wo chiratsukase wa shinai Sanjō dake ga genjō sono mono
Toki ni saizen no saku wa Tōtoi inochi kirisutete Saki e susumu michi wo shishu Senjō no seorī
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Nani wo sutesatta toshite mo Tsunagi tomeru Hope Of Mankind
Akiru hodo mitsumete kita Jinrui no oyobanasa wo Soredemo mada hirobite wa inai
Gisei harawanu jakusha ni Donna shōki ga aru to iu? Mukiaubeki aite to wa Hyaku nen no kyōi
*Owari naki crisis no naka Nando demo tobikonde Kakushin no danpen sagasu Sore dake ga Hope Of Mankind
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Yuru ganu shinnen tsuranuku Tsukiru sono hi made
Muzan ni chitta ejiki to natta Yūshi ni itsuka tsugunaeru nara Inochi hitotsu ja fuzoku darō ga Jigoku ni ochita sono ato de nara… Kagiri aru ima kudasu ketsudan ga Asu wo tsukuru to shinjite iru
Suteta mono wa kagiri naku Eta mono wa wazuka demo Idomu kagiri zero ja nai Kanōsei wa mada
I do not offer false hopes
By dangling dreams in front
It is nothing but bleak, but that is the way things are
Sometimes the best policy is
To sacrifice precious lives
Defending until the end the path forward
It is the theory of the battlefield
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to guide the soldiers
Even if I have to abandon everything
I will hold onto the hope of mankind
I have stared myself sick gazing upon
Nevertheless we have not yet perished
For the weak ones who have not paid with sacrifice
What sort of chances of winning are there?
The opponents we must face
Have been a menace for 100 years
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will dive over and over again
To search for fragments of the truth
That is simply the hope of mankind
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to lead the soldiers
I will cling to my unwavering faith
Until my days come to an end
It is cruel how the victims have fallen
If I were to atone for these volunteers
One life is not enough, but
Perhaps it would after I have fallen into hell
There is a limit to the decisions I make now but
I believe we can build a tomorrow
There’s no end to the things I’ve thrown away
Even though the things I’ve gotten in return were few
The ability to challenge is not down to zero
There is still a possibility
Monologue English Translation
My father was a teacher. The course of my life was set in the classroom one day where my father was giving a history lesson.
Having doubts about the story of how humanity had been driven into these walls, I asked my father a naive question.
At the time, my father stayed silent, but after we returned home, he answered my question.
There were a great number of inconsistencies in the history book distributed by the monarchy.
Moreover, he had a theory that they were hiding an astounding truth.
I spread my father’s theory around to the neighborhood children.
There was no ill intention, it was an innocent act.
However, on the day in which those details were investigated by Military Police, my father died in an accident in a faraway town he had left for.
Of course, it was only ostensibly an accident. My father was killed at the hands of someone who disapproved of his theory.
Inside the walls, there are a portion of humans who indulge in a privileged life– their desires, as well as a foolish son tempted by innocent questions killed my father.
And then my father’s theory became my truth. Proving my father’s theory became my life’s mission.
Humans become titans, and titans become the walls.
In this world full of harsh paths, answering the question I put forth on that day is the meaning of my life, the reason why I was born.
It is for that reason that I came to lead the Survey Corps, giving commands to numerous subordinates: “Give up your life.”
Almost all humans who join the Survey Corps will die.
On their first expedition outside the walls, the probability that new recruits will become food for the titans is roughly 50 percent.
1 in 2 people will lose their life.
Just in the last 4 years, the Survey Corps lost the majority of its soldiers, and with the fall of Wall Maria, all of the results we had gained crumbled in an instant.
There is no guarantee that Survey Corps soldiers who dedicate their hearts for the sake of humanity will live tomorrow. The current condition is bleak.
However much we try to discuss our hopes and dreams, all of them will be easily crushed.
No matter how much we champion some great cause or become a sacrifice for someone else’s sake, the pay off is almost nothing.
And yet I have been ordering many soldiers to die.
I have been using gamble-like military strategies in order to fight against this cruel world.
A comrade who formerly aspired to join the Survey Corps with me fell in love with a girl from the bar we frequented, and he chose to protect her.
I too thought I could perhaps walk along that same kind of path.
But I chose the path of fighting titans over a girl I loved.
Even a person who chose a peaceful life and could spend their life happily will eventually die.
Hope? Or despair? When this small world is about to change, I am the only one who will choose my own path.
I am the only one who will choose the path I believe in.
Who is the enemy of this world?
The key that will save humanity from this despair is none other than humanity’s determination.
This firm determination is, above all, mankind’s hope.
Therefore, I have no choice but to go see the answers I want to know.
Even though I have lost my arm as well as many of my subordinates while carrying the wings of freedom on my back¹, I must continue to advance beyond the walls by fighting against this cruel world.
If we can manage to reach the basement of Eren Yeager’s home, surely we will be able to seize the key to freeing ourselves from control by titans which has lasted for 100 years.
The answer to the question I brought forth on that day is at a place right before my eyes, a place I can reach my hand toward and grab.
Everything is for the sake of my dream– my very own dream. For that purpose I have guided many soldiers, and have ordered them to die.
As well as every other soldier who has tragically fallen.
My one life is not enough, but eventually I will make up for it. After I have fallen into hell, certainly I will have the privilege to atone.
Certainly, without fail. But now is not the time.
No matter what it takes, I have to be present to witness the moment that the truth about this world becomes clear.
Even if I have to abandon everything.
My conviction is unwavering.
¹ Here the phrase 自由の翼を背負い/jiyū no tsubasa wo seoi (“carrying the wings of freedom on my back”) has a connotation of it being a heavy burden to bear. It looks similar to another phrase in Japanese, 十字架を背負う/jyūjika wo seō, which means “to have a cross to bear” or more figuratively, “to carry a heavy burden”.