adam & alma

Bizim konumuz Türkiye olduğu için, dışardan fazla örnek vermeden kendi devletimizden bahse başlayacağız:

Bu memleketin bir senatörü bazmorfin kaçakçılığından Fransa’da tutuklanmıştır. Bu memleketin bir kültür bakanı, komünizmin son kurtuluş çaresi olduğunu söyleyen birisiyle, doğuda Ermenilere toprak vermek isteyen başka birisine kültür ödülü vermiştir.

Ceza Kanunlarımızda “kanun boşlukları” diye ad takılan bir takım zayıf noktalar vardır ki bunlardan faydalanan suçlular, suçlarını işlemekte yıllardır devam edip dururlar.

Suç işleyenlerin, düzeni bozanların iflâhı kesilmedikçe Türk toplumu dertli olmakta devam edecektir.

Kan davaları, ırza taarruzlar, para için adam öldürme, haraç alma, kabadayılıkla geçinme, hırsızlık, rüşvet, sahtekarlık gibi suçları işleyenlerin büyük bölümü profesyonel olarak yaşamaktadır.

Bu memlekette insanları bir açgözlülük bürümüştür. Çabuk ve kolay kazanç için kaçakçılık, hırsızlık, dolandırıcılık, cinayet bol bol yapılmaktadır.

Yoksul veya ortahalli bir hayata razı olmayan birçok genç kız evinden kaçarak fuhuş yuvalarına düşmektedir.

Gazeteler, evlerinden kaçan genç kız ve oğlanların babaları, anaları tarafından çağırıldığını gösteren ilanlarla doludur.
Disiplin ve kanunlara, nizamlara saygı kalmamıştır.
Bu memleket geri zekalılarla, delilerle, ruh hastalarıyla doludur.
Ne belediye nizamları, ne devlet kanunları yürümektedir.

Hapishanelere yıllardır silah ve esrar sokulması hükûmet adamlarının gözünü açamamıştır. Hapishaneler, ceza görenlerin yaptıklarına pişman edileceği yerler olmalıdır. Bu da tecritle ve yalnız bırakılmakla olur. Küfürle ve dayakla değil. Şunu da unutmamalı: hapishane yalnız bir ıslah evi değildir. Aynı zamanda toplumun, kendisine zarar verenden öç aldığı yerdir.

 - Hüseyin Nihâl ATSIZ, Ötüken, Sayı: 100, Nisan 1972

Thoughts on Kanda

…Alma, and What it Means to Be Human 

(previous post)

Ok so i said in my previous post that for Kanda, being human means being able to die. I also said that both he and Alma, during their time in Lab 6, never once considered themselves humans.

This is really isn’t an extension of that, since it’ll be focused more on other stuff, but it’s related to it so go read it. Like how Kanda rationalizes his actions after the end of Lab 6.

Basically? (And this is really just a theory. Really.) Kanda kills Alma not only because he wants to live and find that person, but also because in doing so, he’s giving Alma his humanity back. Because, disregarding the specter of a woman whose face he barely even remembers, Alma is the most important person in the world to him, and it wouldn’t be fair if he forced Alma to live with him, to continue to be used by the Order as a tool. So what choice does he have, really, but to kill him? 

This would also explain the really negative reaction he has when Road tells him that the person in front of him is Alma, that he did survive. It explains why, when Road taunts him about that person he very nearly loses it. He probably already realized it himself, but her saying it out loud just confirmed it, that his efforts nine years ago weren’t enough, that what he did was all in vain. All that time he’d spent, chopping his best friend up into little pieces. All those years suffering from the memories, the guilt. All of that, in vain. Alma was alive. Alma had lived. He’d tried to kill his best friend because of someone he’s never even met, whose face he barely even remembers. And in the end, he couldn’t even let his best friend die as a human being, because even after all of that Alma had lived.

What’s worse is that when he sees Alma again, Alma’s literally been turned into a puppet to be used by the Order. And then Alma turns into an akuma, and there’s no turning back from that.There’s nothing he can do now, no way to make him almost-human again. Alma’s dead but not-dead and his humanity is dwindling by the second and. And well, Kanda had killed Alma the first time in order to give him a chance to die as a person. If death was the only thing that made someone human, then Kanda would do everything in his power to give that to Alma. But now Alma is an akuma, and akuma aren’t killed, they’re destroyed, because they’re tools made by the Millenium Earl to wreak havoc upon humanity and kill people. It’s probably the worst possible scenario for Kanda.

Which is why he’s so adamant on killing Alma after that. It’s really the only way to take responsibility for his actions, and he’s definitely not happy about that. He’d wanted to give Alma a chance to be human, and Alma had been turned into an akuma instead.

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MY LOVER IS CHILDLIKE (A mix for Finnick and Annie, a love that was as romantic as everlasting as the sea.)

“She crept up on me.”

01. Parachutes - Coldplay// 02. Lover Is Childlike - The Low Anthem // 03. Riverside - Agnes Obel /// 04. Shallows - Daughter // 05. Silhouettes- Of Monsters and Men // 06. Never Let Me Go - Florence + The Machine // 07. Winter Song - Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson // 08. If You Wait - London Grammar // 09. My Love - Sia // 10. Back To The Sea - Adam & Alma // 11. Swallowed In The Sea - Coldplay

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Things I love about the new episode even though they hurt me:

- Extra Bak

- Edgar’s adamant belief that Alma killed the CROW because he couldn’t control the Innocence, not because he wanted to

- Everything about the Marie/Kanda scene in the vents

- “Yuu! You’re okay!”

- Squishy noises because why not

- Alma. All of Alma.

- “They just wanted to save the world. They just wanted to protect their loved ones.”

- Background slashy noises while Fo carries Edgar away because apparently she isn’t planning to do anything about that

- You can hear Kanda crying while he kills Alma again and again

- How much effort the Noah went through just to extract Allen from the Order

- On that note, Tyki carrying Wisely

- Oh no oh no oh no Alma

- Everything about this episode let’s be real