absalom!

Now I want you to tell me just one more thing. Why do you hate the 

South?“

      "I don’t hate it,” Quentin said, quickly, at once, immediately; “I don’t

hate it,” he said. I don’t hate it he thought, panting in the cold air, the

iron New England dark: I don’t. I don’t! I don’t hate it! I don’t hate it!

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That is the substance of remembering–sense,sight, smell: the muscles with which we see and hear and feel–not mind, not thought: there is no such thing as memory: the brain recalls just what the muscles grope for: no more, no less; and its resultant sum is usually false and worthy only of the name of dream.
—  William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
Sanji’s Dream of Being Invisible

“The Devil Fruit Encyclopedia that I read as a kid…It sounded fake and I wasn’t even interested in a cursed fruit like that but, there was just one fruit that inspired my soul. In my life, if I found that fruit by any chance. I decided I wanted to eat that fruit despite the curse of a non-swimmer. However, every fruit is unique in this world, meaning, if I met the said devil fruit user my dream would be over. Do you understand what I’m saying? Just once I wanted to be an invisible man myself! […] I wanted to use it to benefit humanity girls bath.” -Sanji to Absalom in Thriller Bark.

Looking back on this now Oda has given us a lot of info on Sanji and his personality right here. It’s mucked up with Sanji’s new perverted intentions though. But let’s examine this. The important bits >.> 

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anonymous asked:

What are your favorite novels?

I have an assortment of favorites and they’re my favorites for varied reasons, but I’ll list ones that have spoken to me in some way throughout my life.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (his short story “Winter Dreams”, too) 

Nathaniel Hawthrone’s works 

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s works

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (not a novel technically) 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

James Joyce’s works

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger (J.D Salinger’s works in general, too)

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

1984 by George Orwell

Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner

Kurt Vonnegut’s works 

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s short stories

Overall, I’m super old school and white, anon. lol. There’s no common thread in these works, btw, but some common threads might be the following: mythic archetypes and allusions, alienation from but a love for one’s society/relationships, and a unique style that offers an enlightening experience to its readers. Many of these works also play on the limitations of human perception and memory, on the beauty in life/society, and on life’s dark/absurd ironies and failures. 

There are some things which happen to us which the intelligence and the senses refuse just as the stomach sometimes refuses what the palate has accepted but which digestion cannot compass–occurrences which stop us dead as though by some impalpable intervention, like a sheet of glass through which we watch all subsequent events transpire as though in a soundless vacuum, and fade, vanish; are gone leaving us immobile, impotent, helpless; fixed, until we can die.
—  William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
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Sheera and Mai (Robin ref for Mai used ♥) + Mai 2Y doodle.

I’m still pretty unsure about her appearance after the time skip. She’ll probably be with Absa (Absalom) during that time and help him with his articles and does photos for him, even though she has like 0% talent for photography. She also needs glasses since her “mirror layer” heavily damaged her eyes/sight.

Damn, Mai is so vintage. She’s also wearing heavy make up (black eye liner).

That was all. Or rather, not all, since there is no all, no finish; it’s not the blow we suffer from but the tedious repercussive anticlimax of it, the rubbishy aftermath to clear away from off the very threshold of despair.
—  William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

anonymous asked:

In ch 13 of Fluency, what was going through Zoro's mind when Cavendish & Absalom were talking to Sanji, especially when they start loudly insulting him at the party?

He was pretty conflicted to be honest. The most strong reaction was rage and disbelief that anyone could say such terrible things to him and he really wanted to make them pay for daring to do it. 

But he was hesitating because Sanji had told him to wait and previously Usopp had said to let Sanji handle it, it’s just none of them had anticipated that things would go that far. It’s an awkward situation even in Shimotsuki. To meddle in someone else’s argument like that could come off as somewhat patronising by not trusting Sanji to deal with it himself. It’d be really risky to do that to anyone who wasn’t nakama or a lover or someone you *know*. 

An argument could have easily been made that insulting the royal family like that was grounds enough for action and no one in Shimotsuki would have thought it wrong for Zoro or Sanji to issue a challenge because of that. Zoro is keenly aware though of just how different Baratie’s culture is and it was already a pretty heated situation and I think in part he was worried about leaping in and making it way worse and damaging his still fragile relationship with Sanji. 

Seeing Sanji lose his cool so spectacularly after that was really jarring to Zoro. He’s seen Sanji angry before but genuine murderous intent was pretty shocking. 

Until Sanji forgives his cousins fully Zoro isn’t going to let that incident go and it’ll take an awful lot to lever the pair of them out of the range of ‘honourless assholes’ in his esteem. Poor Duval is also going to get tarred with the same brush until Sanji changes his mind, which given how much the pair squabble it might be hard. 

There’s only a few of Sanji’s cousins that Zoro likes.