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anonymous asked:

This may be a silly question, but is there a difference between the way Jewish people view/experience/observe repenting and the way Christians do? I was raised Christian and it always seemed like such a solemn and guilty and miserable thing, yet they didn't fast or anything. I'm considering conversion and trying to figure this stuff out

Hi there,

What a fantastic question.  There is a major difference in how Jews and Christians understand sin. 

In Hebrew, we translate the word “het” as “sin,” but that is really not the true definition.  It really means “missing the mark”.  As Jews, we do not believe that a het is the worst thing in the world, but just an area of our life that we screwed up a bit.  That’s it!  We believe that God loves all of God’s children and because we were not created as perfect (look at all of the examples in the Hebrew Bible of human characters) and only wants us to improve!

I hope that this helps!



The Kingsman are back - New article in German “Geek!” #32 magazine 

The article itself isn’t spoilerish re KM2, there’s not really anything we don’t already know, and what there is I marked in the text. The beginning basically just gives us a summary about KM1 and then there’s an interview with Taron Egerton from shortly after he finished filming Robin Hood. The interview is really cute and I feel weird translating it back into English after it was translated into German - talk about Lost in Translation, lol. But I think this is too cute to miss, so here’s the gist of it:

Mag: The Kingsman are the embodiment of the totally cool guy - are you like that or are you more of a geek?

TE: No, I’m probably the least cool person on the planet. It’s a desperate daily struggle for me to give the illusion that I’m somewhat cool. It’s a very, very strenuous acting performance! (laughs)

Mag: Do you have some geeky habits?

TE: When I watched a film that I liked, then I look at who exactly was part of it afterwards. I totally take it apart really. Then I look at the actors, if they worked together on other projects and things like that. I really like doing that.

Mag: Welcome to the club!

TE: I’m somewhat of an imdb junkie, I look for the smallest tidbits, quotes and trivia, for example who worked with whom and if it was the first time or not. Everything going on behind the scenes is of interest to me. 

Mag: It must have been heaven for you to work on KM again then since there are so many well-known actors involved, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore - was it fun to work with them?

TE: I liked working with two actors from The Big Lebowski [AN: Bridges and Moore] because I love that film. And it was great to film with Mark again because we already got along so well in the first one.

Mag: One does see a lot of him in the trailer…

TE: Yes, he now has the chance to… (he stops because he noticed that he might give sth away). Let’s just say he has much more to do than in part one because he’s not bound to HQ anymore. It’s amazing how many great actors Matthew found for this film.

Mag: Makes me wonder how much time you spent on imdb when you heard who’s involved?

TE: Not that much. These are all colleagues I looked up earlier. [talks about him liking Bridges and Elton John]

[the next paragraph has possible KM spoilers but it’s not really sth we haven’t seen/heard before]

Mag: How much time has gone by between the first film and this one?

TE: I think about six months. Eggsy has finished a few mission and is trying to get into the groove and his new lifestyle. […] He tries to find a balance since he has a gf now. […] And he is faithful despite being a spy. [He’s not like Bond because] he’s breaking with that cliche. He’s really fallen in love with that girl and wants to make that relationship work.

Mag: [asking about Robin Hood]

TE: If it turns out the way I hope it will be a completely different take on Robin Hood as we’re used to. We’ve tried to keep the gist of the original legend. He’s a soldier who’s just came back from the crusades, a well-versed bowman, but he is a lot younger than the Robin Hoods we saw before on screen. The mood will be a lot darker and the film more modern. 

Mag: Who’s in it?

TE: It’s a great cast. I’m in it - with that I don’t mean that I’m great (laughs). Jamie Dornan and, what I think is especially exciting, Ben Mendelsohn, who’s playing the Sheriff. He’s a hero of mine and a great actor.

[…] Mag: Seems there’s a lot of action in RH and KM. Is that easy to do for you?

TE: No idea. I wasn’t really expecially good at PE back in school. But I love the challenge of combining the choreography with the physical demands. I don’t want to say that I have the talent to be a stuntman, but it excites me to make it work. 

Mag: Any pranks on set?

TE: I never remember those very well But there was this time when Channing Tatum put blow-up dolls in my trailer and filmed it.

Mag: What? Where can one see this?

TE: (unable to speak with laughter) Don’t ask!!

Why Newt Scamander is NOT a cinnamon roll and why he’s flawed:

First of all, I am NOT saying that I hate Newt at all – I LOVE Newt, I LOVE Eddie and I’ve loved watching Eddie act since I saw him in “The Theory of Everything”. I think Eddie is fantastic, and I do love Newt’s character.

HAVING SAID THAT, this rant is more to do with the fandom than anything else – as in, me being pissed off with the fandom because of their “Newt is a precious cinnamon roll/Newt is too good for this world/Newt is perfect/Newt needs protecting” mentality. This isn’t all of the fandom, of course, but it’s a fair few and I’ve found myself getting gradually more and more infuriated over the past few months about it. This shouldn’t be regarded as hate, more as a retort/insight as to why I disagree with this silly mentality.

Let me start off by saying: Newt Scamander is VERY flawed. There, I said it.

Newt is NOT perfect. He’s awkward, has little to no regard for other humans, and is pretty untrustworthy to be honest. How? I present to you, an extract from the screenplay:

So, you got your wand permit? All foreigners have to have them in New York.

I made a postal application weeks ago

Small but think: if he’s lying about a postal application, chances are he’s lying about a lot more important stuff too. Either way, she was going to write him up. He had very little to gain from lying. I would also like to add that he’s breaking yet another law (even if it’s silly, it’s still breaking a law).

The thing that we, the audience, have to understand about Newt is that we like him because we know he’s a protagonist – we know he’s Eddie, we know the kind of person he is even before we watch the film. But if you look at it from an inside perspective – i.e. someone who lives in the universe of the film – he’s shady as fuck. He not only didn’t bother with a wand permit application, he also smuggled beasts into the country illegally (he had full knowledge of what he was doing, don’t deny it), apparated with a No-Maj, then didn’t obliviate that No-Maj, accidentally set a Niffler loose in a bank and basically decided “hey, fuck the law, I’d rather expose wizards than lose my Niffler/miss the egg hatching” when he apparated with Jacob. Standing on the steps of the bank, talking to an abusive woman/leader of the NSPS, he probably looked even more suspicious (especially seeing as she openly called him “friend” – which, to be honest, doesn’t really mean a lot but just imagine you’re there and that happens…you’d probably be a bit iffy about it).

How else is Newt untrustworthy in the first half of the film? He lies to Tina about why he’s in New York in the first place and he then blackmails Jacob into sneaking away from the girls’ apartment even though they gave them food and hot cocoa. You know when Newt says “you do realize that once they see you’ve stopped sweating, they’ll obliviate you in a heartbeat”? It’s sly blackmail. He knows that Jacob doesn’t want his memory wiped, he knows that Jacob is enjoying this new world that he’s been exposed to, and Newt is using that to his advantage. The choice in front of Jacob he’s setting out is: “Help me find my creatures and remain in this wonderful world…or, you know, stay here and have your memory wiped”.

I’m not denying the friendship between Newt and Jacob – their friendship is wonderful. But at this point, they aren’t exactly friends really, even if they’re starting to head that way. Newt was perfectly happy to attempt to sneak out of the apartment on his own before Queenie called him out – part of the reason he’s probably bringing Jacob is because he knows that Jacob will say something otherwise. I mean, Jacob is a good guy – he didn’t want to leave because he knew it would be rude to just leave the girls after all they had done for them. I’m not saying that Newt isn’t a good guy, I’m just…well.

Newt also has a total disregard for other humans/safety; “yep, let me throw a Swooping Evil in a No-Maj’s face for a joke”. Total dick move, even if he thought he knew what he was doing. “No-Maj is lying on the floor bleeding – nah, he’s fine, where’s the creatures?”. “Let me bring a No-Maj on a hunt to find potentially dangerous creatures”.

Actual thing in the screenplay when Jacob has been bitten by a Murtlap:

“With TINA’S back turned, NEWT makes towards the door”

What makes Newt turn back?

“TINA emits a guttural scream as the Murtlap comes scuttling out (…) NEWT spins, catching the creature by the tail”.

Newt wasn’t concerned at all for Jacob – “oh, it’s not serious”. Yeah, maybe not to a wizard but to a No-Maj whose physiology is different? Potentially extremely dangerous.

But, yeah, no - Newt is absolutely perfect of course so we’ll forget about it. (sarcasm)

He isn’t just awkward either, okay? He had no problem dragging Jacob down into the case, nor when it came to pushing Tina’s hair back at the docks. Every time I see a fic where he stutters out “I-I-I-I l-lo-love you”, I puke in my mouth a bit. That is so OOC and silly. When it’s humans he knows and likes (loves, in Tina’s case, fight me), he’s more confident and assured – so please stop saying that he’s awkward and will forever be so awkward that he cannot have human friends/love interests.

Newt has great qualities, of course, I’m not denying that…but please stop writing him/saying he’s perfect…or that he’s “too good for this world”/”too pure”/”too innocent”. He’s really not. He’s flawed, as all the best characters should be, and if you love his character then you should also be able to say “he’s got flaws and that’s okay”.

With this image of him being “perfect”, there comes my next pet-peeve: Tina hate.

I have legit seen people say that Newt is “too good/perfect” for Tina. I can’t even begin to sum up the stupidity of that idea; shipping aside, they’re both flawed characters in their own ways and that’s totally fine. I feel that some of the Tina-hate stems from either jealousy or the idea that Newt is too perfect; it’s like “oh, my OC is perfect because she’s just like Newt”. Please, no. Don’t.

Tina-hate also seems to stem from the fact that she “turned Newt in”. The usual rant goes here: a) it was her job, b) he’s pretty shady, c) you’d all complain if she put a guy she barely knew over getting her career back on track….etc. etc. Suddenly, because Tina DID HER JOB and it happened to involve arresting Newt, that makes her the fandom’s number one enemy.

Tina isn’t the only one I’ve seen receive hate: I legit saw someone say that they hated Queenie for “forcing Newt to get with Tina” and I just…? Since fucking when? How does “you need a giver” translate as “you have no choice but to marry my sister and live in Dorset with her”?

As I said, this fandom is so obsessed with the idea of “precious cinnamon roll Newt is too good too pure he needs protection”. He’s NOT this. Please stop making him like this. He’s a flawed man, he makes mistakes, as do we all, he’s far from perfect.

As I said before, I love Newt, he’s a great character, but the way that the fandom categorizes him as “a perfect sexy wonderful cinnamon roll who is too good for this world” is actually vomit-inducing and makes me start wanting to hate him – it genuinely puts me off being in the fandom when they push the idea that a character is too flawless, and Newt isn’t flawless which is why he’s a great character.

This rant made little to no sense really and I’m now off to write fanfics.

Quick Ayano Recap

Since it looks that in the next chapter we’ll have a Snake of Clearing Eyes (Kurobiya) / Ayano confrontation, I wanted to do, as it’s stated in the title, quick Ayano recap. Althogh it won’t be a recap of what she’s been doing up to now, but rather of what she’s been doing that we didn’t see (it’ll make sense later in the post). I mostly just want to point out/remind some things and occasionally ask some questions.

The first time Ayano is mentioned in the new route (except for Shintaro’s dream) is actually way back in the Chapter 19 (Heat Haze Days II):

Back then we just naturally assumped Hiyori is talking about Kenjirou because that’s how it happened in other routes and we didn’t know how different this one’s gonna be just yet. But now we know that Kenjirou isn’t alive here, so the only person she could’ve been talking about is Ayano. (Also, before I assumed that Hiyori made disheartened face bc she wanted to spend more time with Momo, but now I wonder if it has anything to do with Ayano?)

But that’s not all of the persons that Ayano invited to her house! As we see in Konoha’s flashback later…

Well, the frame alone may not say much, but just like in the other routes Konoha greets Hiyori and Hibiya to Tateyamas houshold here he does the same… only now we know the only one living there is Ayano. And well… Ayano even said it herself:

And now is the point where I will start making questions. For the beginning what caught the tiny fraction of my attention which is the plural form of “roommates”. I know that Konoha + Hiyori + Hibiya would already make it for that plural form, but considering that Hibiya and Ayano hasn’t met before he got his powers, it’s safe to assume that Hiyori and Ayano hasn’t met yet which in turn is kinda safe to assume that they haven’t even spend a night in her house… Which would make it kinda weird to call them “roommates”.

Of course it’s still possible that Ayano met with Hiyori when Hibiya was asleep or something and I’m not trying to say that there is some misterious person for us yet to met that would be in any way significant to the story… All I wonder about is if Ayano was just inviting random people of the streets to her house lol (this girl was made for family life after all, not loneliness, at least not outside the Daze).

But it all also rises another question to me- could there be a reason to why Ayano is gathering people other than loneliness or will to help? Well to answer simply- yeah, it could, there always is some possibility like with everything, but if that’s really how it is is a whole different story.

And from the beginning I want to emphasize that I don’t think Ayano has any sinister intentions. In the end I think that, basing on Ayano’s reaction, Kano already could guess Ayano’s goal pretty well

But the problem with Ayano is that we don’t know what she knows, we just know that she knows much, which makes it hard to tell what she is planning (obviously her siblings’ happines most of all, but by what measures).

So far we know that Ayano saw in the Daze: 1. Snake’s plan to kill everyone (with “no full details”) 2. Azami’s memories including who entered the Daze and gained powers (although that one seems to not that clearly)

And for now it’s hard to tell if she remembers everyone that escaped the Daze or just the ones that did it before Ayano’s death in this route (probably depends on if Azami has memories from different routes).

In the end I think that in this route Ayano has a very similar role to Kenjirou, at least story-wise. Aside from the fact that she basically took his place, in the end she did help the Snake of Clearing Eyes to gather all other ability holders around Mary, even though maybe unintentionally or without bad intentions (well, not that Kenjirou had any).

And on the final note something that maybe doesn’t really mean anything and can be just a matter of translation, but that is still a pretty interesting comparison in my opinion.

When Kuroha confronted Dan last time, he said to Kano this:

But when Kurobiya meet Ayano in the last chapter he said to her:

“It’s been a while, Favoring Eyes.”

anonymous asked:

Have you seen the head cannon where Kiri is the dragon Blasty has in the new bnha ending? (Love your work btw)

That’s kinda hard to miss, is it? Everyone and their grandmothers are making fanworks for it haha which I’ll be forever grateful for, actually, dragons are my #1 weakness and the more dragon!Kiri I have the happier I am (best version of it I’ve seen yet is syb’s but lbr she’s my fav artist and I’m weak) (also requirings has an ongoing comic series with those premises!!!! I’m living for it)

Anon said: Hey I loveeeeeeee your bnha fusion au and I was wondering if bakugou and midoriya’s fusion is so unstable why do they even fuse in the first place? Sorry for bothering and thank you for being so great!!!

I mentioned this in the tags under that specific post already, but I guess repeating it won’t hurt, so! It happened during the End of Term Exam! (this is gonna be spoiler if you’re only watching the anime) All Might put them in the position where they ended up being forced to try, but it lasted less than 30 seconds before they broke apart - to set in somewhere in the canon exam… after Deku pulled Bakugou away but before their combined attack. Like, when they were coming up with a strategy to take All Might out they first tried fusing, but it just didn’t work and their time was too limited to try and force it.

Anyway if they were to try again now they’d probably last way longer, but at this point neither of them has felt the need to give it a try just yet haha 

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anonymous asked:

My favorite moment from Hetalian horror show was the "bad ending". What happened to Bulgaria in that ending exactly I didn't fully comprehend what happened (when he got tied up by Russia..) this has been on my mind me for a while now do you know what exactly took place....?

It is a very perplexing moment. Let us review what happened, shall we?


Okay, first of all, I suggest you read the full translation here because it’s REALLY AWESOME. We get to learn about Bhutan (but that’s for another post). Anyways, let us direct our attention to the bad ending when Bulgaria decides to stop Russia from making everyone “become one” with him through a magic potion. In the good ending it’s all a plot for a movie that America is sharing with Russia. But in the bad ending…oh boy is it different.

When Bulgaria says he wants to protect everyone, Russia says:

“Are you saying that you’ll take their place instead? Hmm…Alright. If you mean it then I’ll stop for today.”

By take their place this meant that Russia was going to do to Finland, America, England, Spain, Germany, and Japan what he did to Bulgaria in the upcoming scene. Then Russia stops and lets everyone else go, everyone goes home, blah blah blah…and then this happens.

B: hmm?

B: Eh… What was I…doing?

(Russia. You were doing Russia, Bulgaria)

And then we are treated with this and some interesting music

(I got it at just the right time so Russia’s text covered the Bulgarian buttox)

B: Eh, what is this!? what’s going on?!

R: Good morning Bulgaria, your heroic act was really cool.

He’s not referring to what you think he is you perverts! He’s talking about bulgaria “taking their place”. Note that Russia has not done anything to Bulgaria yet (at least while he was conscious).

(I cropped it. No Bulgarian buttcracks for you)

B: Mr. Russia…?! Um, thank you very much…But why did it end up like this!? Uh-I mean, why, sir…

R: You said you’d take their place instead.

He was going to do this to Finland, America, England, Spain, Germany, and Japan.

(this was made by HIMARUYA, by the way)

B:Not like this! I wanted it to be in a cool way…! Isn’t your relationship with me pretty well?!
R: It wouldn’t have changed anything, it’s a tradition that someone ends up in this role after all

Now that line really stands out to me. If it means what I think it means, Russia usually dominates people and puts them in this position. It really shows just how fucked up Russia is. He says someone is always in this position. So who was in this position before Bulgaria is now? Take a guess.

More likely than not, it was Lithuania. Lithuania does not act the way he does around Russia to anyone else. Reminder, this is the guy that kicked Prussia’s ASS and directly admits that he hates him. But what about after Russia left the Soviet Union? Who is Russia’s bondage buddy today? Prepared to want to murder Russia. I’m not sure, but I have a feeling that I know who it is…

(russia get your damn hands off of that cinnamon roll!)

Latvia is the one baltic that still hangs out with Russia today and can’t seem to get away from his influence. The last baltic to leave the USSR. The only baltic too afraid to get rid of any of his Soviet things. The only baltic to go through a blizzard to get to Russia’s house. The Baltic that can drink the most and has the highest alcohol tolerence. It all makes sense.
But maybe there’s a slight possibility that Latvia doesn’t want to get away. Maybe the reason he keeps crawling back–even in a blizzard that BELARUS won’t even go through–is because of Stockholm syndrome. That or he’s REALLY into BDSM.
Anyway, Russia’s a total dick to Latvia and Lithuania (but not to Estonia if you remember from my old age theory).

Anyways back to the analysis

(still no porn for you)

B:Tradition?! What tradition?! What does that mean?!
R:No clue meow~

The meow is a reference to something that happened earlier, it will be explained in the next clip.

But when Russia says Tradition, he may be implying that something like this may have happened to him when he was younger. When he says no clue, Hima may be implying that the memory was so horrible he has tried to repress it. But I learned from my science class that real traumatic events don’t get repressed. Instead, it’s the opposite. They’re impossible to forget about, thus causing PTSD. If something like this happened to Russia in his past (most likely his childhood) then it would be totally understandable why he acts the way he does rather than just being an absolute monster for no reason. Perhaps the way he tortures his victims is also a reference to the Forest Brothers, the gulags, or how Russian POW camps were historically the most brutal. (It keeps getting darker, kids!)

B: Wh– how do you know tha– You weren’t there when I…  

R: Hm? The meow? It’s something you can say to be forgiven! Ah, that’s right! You finally got the chance to stand out~

More references to the first part. This means Russia was stalking them the whole time.

That meow means he’s going to do some unforgivable shit.

B: You were there…from the start…! from the very start…!
R: Listening to your stories one by one was really comforting, I enjoyed it.

Judging from the building in the next scene, this all seems to take place at school. Now that is top quality faculty.

B: Ah, but now that I think about it this is a pretty nice role to be in! Thank you!!

R: You’re a bold one, aren’t you…

That’s where it ends. And at this point kids, our hero Bulgaria realizes he is into BSDM. The ending is very much open to fan interpretation, and that’s how I interpret it.

In conclusion, Russia x Bulgaria is canon and Bulgaria is still Vice President of the forgotten characters club. The End.

anonymous asked:

Frikidoctor gave more details on episode 3. And sounds like Dany will be helluva annoying when Jon gets there. Having Missandei list her million titles, demanding he bend the knee multiple times (she didn't demand that from Tyrion/Yara/Then so that's shitty and hypocritical), getting into an argument with him about Starks being usurper's dogs, Ned being a traitor and the Rebellion. lol if she badmouths Ned and does so in front of Jon the audience will rage. lol She still thinks [1/2]

Targaryens were the innocent victims and Starks were villains lol Shots fired. Hopefully Jon doesn’t pull any punches and fires the big guns. Her crazy homicidal father brutally murdering Jon’s uncle and grandfather, pissing on their right for a triall after what her brother had done to Jon’s ‘aunt’ (kidnapping and rape as is believed), then demanding Ned and Robert be killed with no justification. [2/2] 

3rd ask from same anon:

oh and she will think him crazy with regard to the WWs even though she’s been surrounded by magic for so long. lmao She will frustrate Jon so badly he will turn to Tyrion and appeal to him in private, bypassing her.

This ask is so hilariously exaggerated and off base. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to correct it and set the record straight.

So here is the leak you are referring to. As anyone else reading this can see, anon took the translated leak and ran with it using their own anti Dany and anti Jonerys interpretation of what was said. 

You said that Dany was “having Missandei list her million titles.” This is pretty standard procedure. The same is done to announce whoever the king/queen of the Iron Throne is when they hold court. Dany has more titles because she’s done more stuff. Facts are facts. 

There is absolutely nothing to indicate that she asks Jon to bend the knee “multiple times” as you claim in an attempt to make it seem like this meeting goes horribly. The leak says:

“-Dany wants Jon to bend the knee, he refuses.”


“-Jon never bends the knee. Davos says his words from the trailer about the skeleton in the iron throne.”

Neither of these things suggests that Dany asks more than once. 

She didn’t demand that Tyrion bend the knee because Tyrion showed up offering his allegiance and help. He didn’t show up asking for help as Jon is doing. So she doesn’t need the assurance of his loyalty. However, she gets it, willingly, when Tyrion kneels to her in season 6.

As for Yara and Theon, she gets verbal swearing of fealty from them in exchange for her own promise to help them take their home back from Euron. 

There is precedent for rulers in the series asking others to bend the knee when the others present as some sort of threat. Jon does potentially pose a threat to Dany. She doesn’t know him like we do, anon. She doesn’t watch Game of Thrones. She has spent her life on another continent. How is she supposed to know that Jon Snow is honorable, different, and worthy?

This man she has never met, this son of the man who led the rebellion against her father, from a family who she has been told all her life by her only living family member (Viserys) is evil, has appeared on her doorstep demanding her help and is hailed as a king. Asking him to swear fealty is absolutely not “ shitty and hypocritical.” 

If your objection is that she is asking Jon to bend the knee when she didn’t ask this of everyone else she’s ever met, consider how other kings and queens have handled this. Cersei, for example, sent a letter North in episode 1 demanding that the Starks bend the knee. She hasn’t sent a letter to every citizen of the realm. How unfair for her to only ask this of Jon, like Dany is doing. Except that there’s a clear reason. Jon is the only one who is calling himself the KitN, so assurances are needed of his loyalty.

In Dany’s case she needs to make sure that Jon isn’t just getting close to her to overthrow or betray her. 

Similarly, Jon as ruler has already made others kneel and swear fealty to him. We just saw him make children kneel before him and swear fealty, and now Jon refuses to do the same for Dany. Is Jon shitty and hypocrtical too, anon? I didn’t think so. Because these sorts of formalities and symbolic gestures are part of Westerosi politics.

Okay, onto your next claim. You say:

“getting into an argument with him about Starks being usurper’s dogs, Ned being a traitor and the Rebellion. lol if she badmouths Ned and does so in front of Jon the audience will rage. lol”

The leak says:

“Talk about Robert’s rebellion. Jon’s father was a traitor, the usurpers dog. Dany’s father was crazy.”

Again, we don’t have the dialogue yet. But Dany wasn’t even born when Ned’s family was killed by The Mad King. She has only been told snippets of this history and she has already freely admitted that she knows who her father was and what he did. She isn’t going to defend him and claim that he is blameless. 

If she does “badmouth” Ned you once again need to remind yourself that Daenerys Targaryen has never seen an episode of Game of Thrones and has absolutely no way of knowing what a good man Ned really was. It is natural and expected for her to be doubtful and distrusting of him and his family based on the Starks’ role in the rebellion, a rebellion that she wasn’t alive to understand. 

The audience, at least the intelligent people in the audience, aren’t going to “rage” at Dany for having reservations about Ned Stark’s character when she has no context to make a fair assessment of his personality. 

And guess what? Even though Aerys was terrible and deserved to be supplanted, Ned and friends were still traitors, and that’s probably what worries her. Also, a lot of people are still unaware of what Aerys did to Rickard and Brandon. Think about Jaime telling the story of why he is the Kingslayer to Brienne, and her surprise. So much of Robert’s Rebellion is he said/she said so it makes perfect sense for Jon and Dany to argue about the particulars and disagree at first. 

You say:

“She still thinks Targaryens were the innocent victims.”

There is nothing in the leaks to affirm this. This is demonstrably false. Do you not remember Dany admitting that her father was wrong, agreeing with Tyrion that they both had awful fathers who they will be better than??? Did you watch the last two seasons of the show or???

And aside from her father, the rest of the Targaryens were innocent victims, anon. Did Elia and her Targaryen babies deserve to be slaughtered? What about the very young Viserys and infant Daenerys who were driven across the world to avoid being murdered?

We have actual canon proof that Jon doesn’t blame the children for the sins of the parents and he isn’t going to blame Dany for what the Mad King did, and she is likewise going to learn Jon’s character and see who he is as a person, that he isn’t anything like this image of the Starks she has grown up fostering because of Viserys. 

But it’s not going to happen immediately. If it did, that would be boring. I’ve openly said in multiple asks that I know there will be friction between them at the beginning. We’ve known this since Lads. It’s nothing new, and I think it makes perfect sense. 

Moving on. You claim:

“oh and she will think him crazy with regard to the WWs even though she’s been surrounded by magic for so long.”

The leak says:

“-Jon tells Dany about the threat coming from the north. Says they need to be allies. She isn’t positive if she should believe him.”  

Yes, Dany isn’t positive if she should believe him. And rightfully so. She’s been surrounded by magic but Jon has plenty motive to lie to her. Think about this from her perspective. A man is asking her to go North with the bulk of her forces and her dragons, and also asking her to let him mine beneath her home so he can arm his military with more weapons. That puts her in an extremely vulnerable position. She’s being discerning and using logic. 

She has no reason to think WW are real. But we aren’t told that she thinks he’s “crazy,” we are told she is not quite sure. And that makes total sense. This isn’t anything new. Again, Dany’s doubt contributes to wight hunt, which needs to happen anyway. Because Jon needs to convince the whole realm, not just Dany, of the WW. So proof is needed anyway.

Furthermore, you say that

“She will frustrate Jon so badly he will turn to Tyrion and appeal to him in private, bypassing her.”

Leak says:

“-Dany and Jon don’t get to anything. She wants Him to bend the knee He wants Her to help him with the WW. So Jon goes to Tyrion to explain everything about the WW and to asks him for dragonglass.”

So you’ve exaggerated again. In a first meeting they don’t automatically come to an alliance. This doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. Jon talking to Tyrion is sensible. Jon and Tyrion have a previous relationship. Jon and Dany don’t. Tyrion is Hand of the Queen. Negotiating with Jon is literally his job. 

And last and most important, you conveniently left out this little tidbit because it doesn’t fit your desired narrative. Near the end of the leak’s discussion of Jon’s and Dany’s parts in episode 3, the leak says:

“-Leaked scene of Dany outside Dragonstone and Jon down the stairs comes here.

-Scene outside with the dragons, Viserion features heavily.”

So there you go. We get confirmation that after all of the drama you are so thrilled about happens, Jon seeks Dany out himself when she is alone and they have a private conversation where we can assume they make up enough for Dany to want to introduce him to her dragons, the equivalent of her children. 

It’s going to be absolutely wonderful :)

anonymous asked:

are you able to give a summary of the new BSD chapter?

I can try! There was a brief summary sans some details done by several people on some BSD discord chats, so I’ll try to summarize that for you (THANK YOU DISCORD PEOPLE)! Basically, all you need to know is that Oguri is HELLA TRAGIC.


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Been Too LOOOOONG!!.... and my fan account of B.A.P Party Boom LA! *it’s LOOOOOONG*

Hello everyone!!! Hope you’re all doing well. Sorry, it’s been so crazy, that I haven’t really been able to do much if anything at all on Tumblr. Things are starting to slow down & I missed ya’ll…. If you still remember me :) I had to catch ya’ll up on what happened. I’ve changed jobs & moved all for the better, much, much happier with all of that, but it’s had me busy!!!!

Ok, so I HAVE to give my fan account of Party Boom LA, most in the chatrooms for @mjupnet already know. So my bestie Hana & I are checking into our hotel Sat around 3pm, I see a black mercedes sprinter van pull up & I tapped her shoulder thinking, could this be B.A.P? But I noticed that on the side it said tours, so I turned back around & told her never mind, as she was checking in. Less than what felt like a min later, I turned back around for kicks & I noticed the 1st person off the sprinter because of his bucket hat, it was BANG YONGGUK!!!!!! So my heart skips & I try to get my friends attention (without looking crazy) she keeps telling me hold on.  she FINALLY turns around & just nods her head & bugs her eyes a bit, but we’re trying SO hard to stay composed! By this point, now Zelo & Himchan have come in, while Yongguk & Jongup stood outside talking, then their manager & about 3 staff come in and stand right behind us for the check in counter. At this time, we haven’t seen Youngjae or Daehyun, but we’re DYING inside B.A.P IS IN OUR HOTEL!!!!! We’re trying to stay calm & not freak out (until we got to our room) The clerk couldn’t take ANY longer than he did, asking us about all of these upgrades!

Himchan, Zelo & 2 of their staff were headed towards the elevator, at the same point that we had to go up as well, but I was tooooo chicken to take the same elevator, sadly (what a fail) Hana still picks on me for this! I’m pretty sure if it was Yongguk & Jongup, I would’ve no hesitation, but they were still outside talking. We go to our room & SCREAM freaking out that we’re in the same hotel. There was a pool party & we raced to change & go chill, hoping that B.A.P would also be there. In the elevator, some of who we later learner where their staff were in their too & asked where we were going, we spoke of the pool party & they said they wished they could join, we told them they should, but they had to take care of some things for a special event the next day (we knew what it was ^_^) so we REALLY thought B.A.P would be there now. We lounged, the DJ was awesome, tons of ppl were there, but NO B.A.P, but we made an agreement, that since we fly to LA, this isn’t just for B.A.P, but also for us to have a vacation! SO we still enjoyed ourselves, had a yummy cocktail & then decided to go eat after about 2.5hrs. We head out to valet to get our rental car & as we’re sitting there, Youngjae walks right past us, I tapped Hana and then we see a few staff, there all headed to their van parked on the side. Then my eyes were blessed, Jongup walks past, a few times actually! it was pretty funny, he seemed so lost, yet adorable! I think after the 3rd time, I giggled, so he looked over, then smiled & waved. LOL! Hana had to go in & ask how late the pool & office would stay open, when she turned around, Himchan was just sitting in the lobby. So she greeted him in Korean, told him that we’d be at their concert the next night & hope they enjoyed their time & get to relax. He thanked her & was so kind, even when he walked out the door he greeted me & said thank you. Out walked Jongup again yelling HYUNG!! and Himchan happily waited for Jongup to catch up.

We were hoping our car would take longer, as Yongguk & Daehyun hadn’t come out. But NOPE, our car came & we didn’t want to just sit there, as we had to get food, etc… So as we drove off we waved & they waved back. We finished up what we were doing, came back changed again to go out at night, the lobby turns into a cool lounge w/ an awesome dj! So we chilled there, but my friend loves AOMG, and was like Bound LA is lit, we need to try that out & we can always come back. As we finished up our drink we were walking out, I see this guy sitting on the lounge chair & I said to Hana, wow, now HE’S beautiful, he looks up & smiles & it’s JUNG DAEHYUN, I wanted to die, but just smiled, but my heald down & walk faster to Bound LA (popular Korean club) But was annoyed, thinking he was going to chill in the lounge & possibly w/ other members… ie Yongguk & Jongup. But Hana was like I REALLY want to go & we can always come back. Well, thanks to coachella, what usually is LIT was not at all, there were probably 10ppl ttl inside. But we were like, more dance floor for us, met some cool ppl, had a drink & then decided after more dancing we’d leave & head back. We decided on another drink, as the bartender was really good & were just chilling there enjoying the music, Hana was facing the door & my back was towards it, but I saw her face & I knew….. we weren’t alone. Himchan, Jongup, Daehyun & Yongguk walk in & immediately go to a booth, they were probably as shocked as we were w/ how empty it was! But we knew then, WE WERE NOT LEAVING!!!!!! So we went back on the dance floor, now with about 5 other ppl & just had fun, not caring who was watching, (it’s was so empty, it was hard not to notice, but we ust had fun) But soon we once again got hungry, haha & after a few hours left & headed to BCD tofu house. We changed into comfy clothes, were chilling there & in walks Daehyun & their manager. A few min later Jongup and another staff member, no Yongguk or Himchan. And they were seated 1 table away, behind us on the right. because of a couple guys near us getting a little annoying, their Manager positioned himself to see & watch us (so nice) and made eyes w/ Hana (she was facing them) to make sure we were ok. They also alerted the waiters as well that were helping us all. The night calmed down & soon they left and us about 30 min later. 

By this point, if you’ve even read to this point, you’re wondering why we haven’t approached them more. Well, there were girls that stayed at our hotel ALL DAY for a glimpse of them. We didn’t want to be clumped into that group as those type of fans, in fact if we got stopped by some to ask if we saw them, we’d give opposite directions! Some of the staff (we didn’t know at the time) we’re in the elevator & some young girls asked if we’ve seen B.A.P… We told them, no (even thought we had JUST saw Himchan walk in) Soon we heard thank you, turned around & it was their staff, appreciative of how we handled it, we explained while we’re fans, we want them to enjoy & relax, they seemed shocked! 

Ok, so on to Sunday, still reading? almost done…. We assumed the boys were doing soundcheck in the am, blah blah blah & decided to just do our thing per usual, I was craving neng myun & we went to our fav place, as we waited for the car Himchan & one of the photographers walked up from getting juice (nope, not coffee) At this pt, we’ve bumped into him the most, Jongup 2nd, Daehyun 3rd Yongguk 4th, And only 1 time saw Youngjae and Zelo when we 1st checked in. Zelo had posted the brunch at our hotel & we assumed after that they left. We came back to the hotel after eating, changed & decided to chill by the pool. Hana wanted to in the sun & I wanted to chill in the shade, so I laid on the chairs. The music was really chill, had a nice summer vibe going (pineapple vodka in my hand) I was grooving & then an old school song came on & ppl starting reacting. In particular, me & a guy next to me, so we looked at each other & smiled, I kept my cool, but that guy was ZELO!!! I smiled back and laid back down, then texted my friend saying Zelo was 2 chairs away from me, so she made her way over! LOL but we still left him alone, he had 1 staff member with him, it was their translator for the US leg of the tour. We just wanted him to enjoy, so we left him alone.Even at one pt, his staff left & Zelo was just by himself about ½ hr, we almost felt protective of him, HE IS A PRECIOUS GUMDROP and sooo adorable, tall 7 very pale, ppl they are NOT whitewashing him…. the others, YES!!!. We did get to meet Yongguk, Himchan & Jongup last year, we even got to talk a bit more to them then honestly.    While we didn’t get a photo w/them, this meant the world to both of us, we saw them & saw them A LOT, but as THEMSELVES, not B.A.P! Let me tell you, They’re beyond beautiful w/out makeup & beyond nice, they also were very appreciative with how we let them be & even shielded them from some fans. But I think they thought we really weren’t fans, since we didn’t “act” like normal ones….. so when High touch came & we were in the last 10ppl to do high touch, the look on their faces… O_O…  & their reactions PRICELESS… We knew, they knew then we were fans & it all clicked! They wen’t to another spot for dinner after the concert & left in the afternoon the next day (Mon, we left Tues)they actually did late check out, due to the amount of fans waiting in the lobby :(.. and just probably tired. 

This was a trip we’ll NEVER forget & I hope they’ll remember it as fondly was we do & that we get to see them again next year!!!

IF you read this, you deserve a medal!!!! <3

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Collecting together all the information about Victor’s backstory and there’s nothing good

beside that he won 5 gold medal of GPF continuously - but with what prices, I’ve always been wondering. He clearly lives for skating so that’s what made him happy to do that but the audience and his career where also important for him, but in the present, he had been really tired and unhappy, and we still has no idea about his family circumstances and he seemed to be completely alone before he went to coach Yuri, and he said himself that life and love is like a completely new thing for him and neglected them during his whole career.             …   And so now in the present we sees that he still works hard but there are many hints that his career is dying.

I like how much Yurio knows about him and around this is the only moment when he speaks about him with respect then next moment he starts shouting again but whatever, he is the only one who spoke about him this much and until the 10th episode where Victor starts commentating no one reveals too much more 

and this is the point where you realize that he gained no life and love from working hard and winning all the gold medals for 20 yyyyears, sounds really dark but if he would say that so seriously he would be dead already inside and not being so successful and cute, so to reduce that it means he just didn’t care about life and love so basically didn’t care about himself during his career and working-practicing his ass off  —- but to think that rather seriously he where really melancholic and lonely after all 

I mean if you think about it he and Yuri has the opposite problems: Victor lacks life and love -so friends and family members around him and caring about himself    

 meanwhile Yuri has friends, family, cares about himself a lot and eating katsudon and drinks if he looses and has the onsen all the time but unlike Victor who winning so much he lacks the ability to win any gold medal 

but together they saved each other

omd I hope he not literally means it I mean I really worries about his past at this point when he says “a brand new world I’d never known before” 

in this whole episode he is so cute commentating all along and expressing how happy he is to met with Yuri and saying he finally lives and loves and he didn’t experienced these before

then next day is GPF and he reveals some thoughts about his career and we can actually see him how he is like outside of the shining

and below here you can notice the two frame is the same, very similar side view of him slowly fading over each other from smiling to being really sad

so that is what he shows on the outside but meanwhile he is being alone with Makkachin and looks like being so lost and unhappy 

and someone who knows Japanese said here that the “but that also held me back” line where literally translated instead “but that was like a leash around my neck”  — and to interpret what he says is a bit difficult like: where surprising everyone being like chains for him ?  and from what? 

he looks so sad T-T

 he says “I can ONLY find new strength on my own” I hope this is translated right tho - “that’s what I always thought” means he thought that being alone is the only way to find new strength and it’s sounds and looks like he always pushed everyone away from him  

and it’s again the same side view showing him smiling and saying “now” so I guess he not thinks that way anymore and being happy about finding strength with Yuri / being inspired by Yuri 

a kiss

and in the last episode he is completely confused and showing up true feelings without hiding them 

and I love this because until this you can think he is absolutely insensitive and unable to cry but then Yuri says he decides to retire which shocks him so much he cries like a fountain - which is understandable cause to suddenly think loosing Yuri and that he will not skate anymore sounds pretty bad especially when he started to be finally happy and having someone beside him +if he cries now then he could cry before 

-I hate this translation that talking about Yuri in third person, agh-  -I think he says selfish at Yuri -who not being offended at all by that-  because of a sudden reaction that feeling hurt and that Yuri not cares about him 

Yuri is like “oh sorry I didn’t expected you to take this so sensitively” - it shows how Yuri where always seen Victor, as he never saw him showing tears, and thought that Victor is strong and insensitive enough to say such rough things to him so suddenly - which is pretty unfair - because Victor became very careful with him after seeing Yuri crying 

tbh Yuri didn’t wanted to be rude, Yuri just not realizes how important he is and their relationship to Victor 

but I love that both of them fights back and letting themselves raising their voice up it’s just shows how honest they became towards each other

here Victor says “chikara” means “strength, power” so it can mean “I thought you need strength from me more” basically he really wants to continue coaching Yuri 

and he is almost shouting and cut - 

I think Victor surely wanted to continue skating, it’s nothing like he ever wants to stop it, the case is, he wants to return with Yuri together, so for him to continue skating without Yuri became a pretty terrible thing and this scene just shows how much he is important for him now, and it’s not reveals anything about Victor’s background but a lot about their relationship and that he has a sensitive personality like this 

so in next season he gonna continue to coach Yuri and return skating at the same time [which is gonna be hard as fuck] and living together in Russia and I hope we can learn a lot more about him TwT 

Polish Queer women of the 19th and early 20th century - voices silenced (by themselves?)

I’ve been reading up on queer history in Poland and I have some thoughts about it that I want to share. Being a bisexual woman myself, I want to know what it used to be like for people like me and why is the current situation so shitty compared to Western Europe in particular?

First of all, homosexuality was decriminalised in Poland as early as 1932, which was not common in Europe and probably most of the world at the time. The fact that there were no penal consequences for homosexual behaviour perhaps sheds light on the legal situation of queer folk in Poland and social attitudes towards homosexuality. I mean, I suppose it worked along the lines of “I won’t go to jail for this so it’s kinda ok, it could be way worse”. But this only led, most probably, to social invisibility, even more jarring than now (now the LGBTQIAP+ community in Poland has a lot going on in terms of fight for civil rights! it’s still kinda shitty, though). No one knows what would have happened, had there not been a communist People’s Republic of Poland after 1945. Would there have emerged a gay liberation movement? The interwar period certainly had its flaws but it definitely wasn’t the police state that Poland became after WWII.

Anyways, I could probably go on and on about it but in such case I should back up my thoughts with some sources and more research, for which I don’t really have time.

However, I wanted to share something else as well. Lesbians in communist Poland were pretty invisible (see: Krzysztof Tomasik’s “GEJEREL: Mniejszości seksualne PRL-u” and chapter 7: “Czy istniały lesbijki?”, which translates into “Did lesbians exist?” - doesn’t that sum the whole thing up?) but homosexual (and probably also bisexual) women in the pre-war (both WWI and WWII) era were almost untraceable as they expertly blotted out any traces of their otherness which would have been subject to slander and libel at the time. I’ve been reading about Maria Konopnicka and Maria Rodziewiczówna and what I read about those two writers (Kopnicka lived in the second half of the 19th century, Rodziewiczówna was born in that time and is considered a writer of the interwar period) stands in stark contrast to what I’ve been taught at school.

You see, in Poland we seem to have a long tradition of making famous writers (artists, musicians, etc.) into bronze sculptures rather than remembering them as actual people. Chroniclers and biographers of the communist era would be partly to blame for inconsistencies and omissions in biographies as would be general social attitudes as well. However, those writers themselves made no attempt to chronicle their non-heteronormativity in any way (or at least nothing direct) as a method to avoid social stigma from their contemporaries. So apart from photographs and descriptions of them provided by third parties there is not much to go by and we can only speculate about alleged, unfortunately, lesbianism of such national icons as Konopnicka and Rodziewiczówna. 

Konopnicka was a very prolific writer and also celebrated by her contemporaries. Her poem “Rota” was a candidate for the national anthem after Poland became independent in 1918! This was huge! Rodziewiczówna was also a very prolific writer, probably her most well-known work nowadays is “The Summer of the Forest People”. She shared her life exclusively with women and she never married a man. This is what she looked like in 1911 (!):

And while Konopnicka dressed typically for her time (google her if you want), look at Maria Dulębianka, with whom Konopnicka shared most of her life (and with whom she was also buried in one grave for a short time!):

Not a very typical look for her time (2nd part of the 19th century). Dulębianka is also considered a precursor of feminism in Poland.

So, what I’m trying to say here is that these women were extremely good at hiding their true identities. I think this quote sums it up pretty well:

When asking about the relationship between Konopnicka and Dulębianka, it is to be considered whether homosexual women living in Polish territories were able to articulate their preferences and create a lesbian identity. Additionally, Konopnicka rather obsessively concealed or even misrepresented whole aspects of her life. Hiding her feelings and desires must have been her everyday reality, as she revealed: “Even to the people closest to me I write in such a way that a police officer could read this if he so desired.” Besides - even if Dulębianka and Konopnicka were not in an erotic relationship, what would this mean? It does not change the fact that it was a woman that the author of Imagina (one of Konopnicka’s books) chose as her life partner and it can be called a relationship if the people involved live and travel together. A relationship which lasted longer than the life Konopnicka shared with Jarosław, whom she officially married.

Polish original:

Pytając o relację Konopnickiej i Dulębianki, trzeba się zastanowić, czy w ogóle homoseksualne kobiety żyjące wówczas na polskich ziemiach były w stanie urefleksyjnić swoje preferencje i wytworzyć lesbijską tożsamość. Do tego u Konopnickiej można zauważyć raczej obsesyjne przemilczanie, a nawet zakłamywanie całych aspektów swojej egzystencji. Ukrywanie uczuć i pragnień musiało być jej dniem powszednim, skoro zwierzała się: “Ja nawet do najbliższych piszę tak, aby to mógł czytać p. żandarm, jeśli mu przyjdzie ochota”. Zresztą - nawet jeśli Dulębianki i Konopnickiej nie łączyła relacja erotyczna, to co miałoby z tego wynikać? Nie zmienia to faktu, że właśnie kobietę wybrała autorka Imaginy na towarzyszkę życia, a można chyba mówić o związku w przypadku osób, które razem mieszkają i podróżują. Związku, który trwał dłużej niż życie z oficjalnie poślubionym Jarosławem.

Tomasik, Krzysztof. 2014. Homobiografie. Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej. ISBN 978-836-468-232-2.

So it is very sad that this is the only way we can attempt at uncovering the truth. It is incredibly tragic that these women erased their own identities, which means we can’t give them voice now and can only make guesses here and there. But I think that’s something at least. Anyway, I wanted to share these thoughts with you guys, this is by no means a scientific article or anything, just a bunch of thoughts put together.

anonymous asked:

What would the Sf, Us, and Uf bros. Do if their s/o didn't speak English? Would they try to learn their s/o's language? (Your blog is amazing❤💙 )

(I usually like headcanoning that Mnt Ebbot is in Germany (somewhere in the Harz), ‘cause I know the place here better then any other country…and cause I’m a weirdo and like imagining it here in my country lmao. So I headcanon the Characters all speaking monster englisch, which is their native tongue, and a bit to a lot german trough things they found at the dump :3c )

SF Sans: He is a language master. Usually, it takes him a bit longer to learn things, because he just can’t sit still long enough to read something properly. That’s why he never seems very smart to most people, he sometimes doesn’t know things tht are filed under basic knowledge.

But learning a language is one of the things he learns by just having a movie or TV show on that language in the background, with subtitle. He hears it, he glanzes at the screen sometimes for subtitles and bam he knows a few new words more. So it’s probable that he already knows hte language you speak, and even if not he will be able to have a small conversation with you after only a few days.

SF Papyrus: Unlike his brother, languages are really not his thing. Sciency stuff, numbers and facts, yeah that’s something he can remember. But what apple means on spanish? Never. It jsut doesn’t stick, no matter how hard he tries. He barely knows any of the words he foudn on fliers and papers at the dump, monster english stays his only language.

But don’t worry, his speciality is usually medical scence, but that doesn’t mean he never tried his hands at engeniering. He isn’t very good at it, but with Undynes help he can present you a little device and a pair of regular old glasses. Taping the thing to the glasses, and the glasses to his head he sees subtitles in real time. Undyne will probably tell you that she did most o the work. It’s true, he is a lazy skeleton.

US Sans: He isn’t dumb. He can do some math, he can read extremly fast, his spelling is amazing and he knows a lot of randome facts, that are honestly very interesting. He learned monster english and that language he found on things on the dump, but never tried learning other languages. He found some DVDs with other language choices, but i just never interested him.

After he meets you and falls for you he does everything to get over this language barrier. He has a short concentration span, so learning things will go slowly, but he is determined. After a few weeks you can have small, choppy conversations in your native tongue.

US Papyrus: He could tell you some weird, abstract thing about biology and be completly right. Or find a terrible pun for almsot every situation. But the moment h has to learn a new language he gives up before he even starts. He tried learning other languages, after all he can read some of the language he finds on things in the dump, but it’s jsut to much effort.

But he still wants to be able to talk to you, so you make a deal, using a translation app. He teaches you monster english, in return you teach him your language, one word for one word, one sentence for one sentence. It doesn’t go to well, but you do have fun and can understand each other after a while, at least a bit. And until then you have to use the translation app.

UF Sans: He knows monster english. That’s it. He doesn’t want to know more, he doesn’t want to know less. ut he does want to be able to talk to you. So he will try to teach you monster english, in a very half assed way. He knows it’s hypocritical that he want’s you to learn his language, when he doesn’t want to learn yours.

In the end he starts building a little gadged in his shop that translates for you, and back to him. It works kind of janky but it works.

UF Papyrus: He is a smart skeleton in languages. But he needs to read things in quiet to actually learn it. So when he finds out what your language is, he keeps reading books about and in that language when he is done with his paperwork at work. he comes home later then usually, but after a few weeks he suddenly surprises you with a conversation in your language.

Most of the books are sappy romantic novels. Nobody must know.

anonymous asked:

I didn't think I saw anything about this topic, so I was wondering if you had any resources on echolalic speech patterns for characters. I have one character who I intend on writing with these patterns but have no idea how to write them (especially since she has delayed echolalia, but nothing really to replicate except what her colleagues say to her).

Hi! First of all, I’m intending on writing up a complete post on echolalia some day, but in the meanwhile, for our readers who are not familiar with it, I’ll leave you with this excellent video by Amythest Schaber which explains the different types of echolalia and why an autistic person might use them. There also are tons of resources in the description so you can check these out.

If using delayed echolalia, your character will basically quote things which she has heard before. They can be complete sentences or fragments of sentences or even disjointed words. They can come from what has been said to her by people, from what she has heard (for example on TV/ on the radio/ in a song…), or even from what she has said herself. She may have heard these words only a few minutes ago, or more than 10 years ago if they have particularly marked her.

Here are some common patterns:

  • Using pop culture references. This is so common it’s almost become stereotypical. I don’t know your story, but if it takes place in our universe, your character could definitely quote her favorite movies or famous songs, or TV ads. And if the story is taking place in another universe, this is a great occasion for some worldbuilding! What are iconic pieces of media in your world? In historical fiction in a European setting, this would probably translate into quoting the bible when relevant. In a futuristic sci-fi setting, it’s up to you to invent hundreds of years of pop culture!
  • Using common idioms, phrases and sayings. Even if your universe doesn’t have a pop culture per se, they will probably have proverbs. These are phrases which are commonly heard and repeated, so using them as echolalia makes sense.
  • Speech mannerisms. These are phrases they use all the time, which will often be their go-to response. Most people have these, but they’re often more commonly used by autistic people. Speech mannerisms can mean using short filler words such as “like”, which is not really what I’m talking about here. Let me give you a few examples of what I mean. Here’s a personal one: When someone says something along the lines of “what do you want to do?” or “what are we going to do?”, my first response is almost always “pancakes”, even if it’s usually completely nonsensical in the context. This is not my actual answer, just something I say automatically and which gives me time to think. I even say that a an answer to “what do you want to eat” when I don’t want to eat pancakes at all. Another example could be immediatly replying “You’re the X” when someone says a sentence which contains the word X, even when it makes no sense whatsoever. And these mannerisms are very easy to “catch” from other people.
  • Using sentences they have heard a lot in their life, for instance words their parents would say to them as a child.

But really, they could quote about anything as long as they’ve heard it before. For your character, this could include what her colleagues say to her, but also everything she’s ever heard and she remembers. You don’t have to pull dialogue from your own story for her echolalia, it could be words she’s heard a stranger say in the bus as she was making her way to the office, or something she’s heard on TV, or something she remembers her sibling saying as a kid. You can get as creative as you want here. Keep in mind why she is using echolalia. Is it stimming ? If so, she’ll probably be repeating words which sound nice to her (bubbles!). Is she communicating? There will be a connection between the echolalia she uses and the meaning she’s trying to get across (eg : “Do you want juice?” to mean “I am thirsty”.)

I hope I’ve answered your question. If I haven’t, please shoot us another ask with more détails!

-Mod Cat

I just want to add that although the word “echolalia” is usually used in terms of aural things the person has heard, there is a very similar (in my mind, identical) thing that uses things someone reads, especially if they are hyperlexic (learned to read at a very young age - before 5, often as young as 2 - with little to know instruction). I am hyperlexic and learned to read at 3, and I personally thank books for many of the social skills I seemed to possess at a young age. I consumed books at an incredible rate and on a wide range of topics, mostly fiction. Most of the time, when I was having a conversation with someone, I was pulling some or all of my side of the conversation from various conversations and prose I’d read in books, though no one ever suspected that. Because I “hear” what I read in my head, I remembered it the same way I would remember a spoken conversation, and was able to echo it later. Rather than seeing my odd speech patterns as a sign of autism, I was frequently praised for being so eloquent and having such a big vocabulary for my age, and for speaking like someone much older than me (because I was generally echoing adults). I still have a plethora of favorite phrases and sentences which are pulled from books I read as a child. Sometimes I hope that someone will catch on and get the reference, but so far, no one ever does.

The character doesn’t have to be hyperlexic to use something they’ve read in this way, though. Any level of reading can work. Even something they saw in an advertisement on the side of a bus can be added to their internal library.

The internet is also a big source these days. I have a lot of phrases in my library which come from Homestar Runner cartoons I watched in high school, or articles I read on Cracked, for example. This could potentially include grammatically incorrect writing that people use online. 

Also, be aware that words learned by reading are often pronounced wrong. If your character prefers communicating in writing rather than speech, they might mispronounce many words when speaking. People tend to laugh at someone who does this, especially if it’s someone who’s usually eloquent and uses a lot of big words. (I really need to do a masterpost on hyperlexia someday!)

Basically, yes, people who are mostly nonverbal or not very verbal might use a lot of echolalia. However, even those who seem to speak very well might use a lot more of this type of scripting than you think. If people knew how much of my speech is directly quoted from another source or from scripts I’ve compiled in my head over the years, they would be very surprised indeed.

Happy writing!

-Mod Aira

kayladchristine  asked:

When you realize that Nico didn't even start speaking English til he was 9-10

Oh my gods. This is something I have a lot of feelings about. Like, I always kind of know it, but then every once in a while it strikes me and I’m left gaping like a fish with the thought of baby Nico with flawed English and a thick Italian accent.

  • by the time he’s fifteen, nico’s english is pretty much perfect
  • he understands most people immediately, without having to put extra effort on translation in his head
  • he speaks english with everyone and it comes so natural to him that if he drops a book on his feet he curses in english without even thinking about it
  • but there’s still this tone in his voice that comes with the underlying italian and makes the words sound like music in wills ears, and it becomes more and more clear when nico is relaxed or sleepy or just really happy about something
  • nico is seventeen when he one day realizes that he mostly thinks in english now too
  • then he tries to remember the way he talked italian with his mother, and with bianca, but only bits and pieces come to him
  • he remembers how to speak italian, but it’s not effortless anymore
  • it’s more of a second language than a first now, and part of nico is sad and desperate and terrified, but mostly he’s just frustrated
  • he opens up to will about it because “it’s supposed to be my mother tongue, will, how can i forget a language that was the first i ever spoke???”
  • and he cries a little, but doesn’t dwell on it, because he has english anyway and it’s all good
  • that’s until it becomes clear to him that what he feels towards will can’t be just “i really really like you” anymore
  • and he thinks that it must be love, but the word love seems so used he doesn’t want it to define what he feels towards will because that’s just so much more
  • so he’s lying in his bed one night and staring at the ceiling, listening to will’s slight snoring and feeling the swelling in his chest
  • when he suddenly remembers it
  • hears it like it’s yesterday, when in truth it’s been decades
  • the soft voice of his mother, singing words rather than saying them, whispering in his ear while stroking his hair to distract him from the bombings that shake the walls in the shelter
  • and before he knows it, nico is shaking will awake, tears falling down his cheeks, and he doesn’t know if the tears are happy or sad
  • sad because of the terrifying memory that has just surfaced
  • happy because he finally knows what to say
  • he decides to go with the latter, because when will opens his eyes and nico sees the blue he can’t help but smile through his tears
  • “ti amo, will”, he whispers, and even if will doesn’t speak italian it’s clear to both of them that he understands
  • “ti amo tanto”
  • and it really doesn’t matter to nico that will answers in english, because he knows what will means when he says “i love you too”, knows that will means it the same way he does
  • flash forward a few years, and it’s pretty much the only italian nico ever uses anymore, because he doesn’t see the need to
  • nico still speaks in that singing tune that makes will’s lips curl into a smile
  • he still has to focus really hard when he talks with will’s texan cousins because he really wants to understand them but can’t (he’s pretty sure it’s not all because he used to speak italian)
  • he still translates the menu to will when they go to an italian restaurant on a date, even though he’s done it so many times will should know them himself by now
  • and once or twice he’s accidentally slipped to italian during an argument when he’s been really angry, but he doesn’t even notice himself and can’t do it again when he tries on purpose
  • but nico isn’t sad about losing his mother tongue anymore
  • because he rather likes it when he stubs his toe on the coffee table leg and mutters a snappy fuck and will absentmindedly tells him to watch his language

Sorry again for getting side tracked with this… Keep those thoughts coming, sweetie!

anonymous asked:

Hey Bonney, how are you? I just wanted your thoughts on the last chapter, i didn't really love it to be honest. I feel like nothing got really 'confirmed' and like really canon, i mean we don't even know if Gruvia and GaLe is dating, Nalu isn't even dating. I expected more like a 10 years later married and all kinda thing and i also expected more of Gray's answer. I was a bit dissapointed, so what do you think?

As I explained in [this], I thought the ending was something else entirely and that made me feel good with the real end – better than the alternative I thought! I wasn’t going to say anything more about it because my opinions sometimes aren’t that well received but hey, I was asked so I’m gonna break down the finale with my opinions.

You see, when we look at it with no shipping goggles at all, it was actually a very nice ending for the story. 

Fairy Tail always were about strong friendship bonds, about how the family you choose to have can be just as wonderful and fulfilling as the one you were born into.

We saw that with the finale. We saw the bonds, we saw 545 chapters of friendship bonds in one. 

That was all Fairy Tail. That part was beautiful.

And then we put the shipping goggles on and things aren’t as good.

Originally posted by rainbowsinwinter-blog

You see, to Gajevy shippers it was amazing. Babies on the way, yay! I’m happy for them (and a little jealous 😁).

Gruvians, though, we got it better than some other couples but not as good as Gajevy in my opinion.

Sure, we got a couple of pages, but with just a few panels, Gajevy established a relationship: apparently Levy was pregnant so we are safe to assume they have been together for a while. Gray and Juvia are a bit hazier on that.

By the way they acted around each other, I think they hadn’t been in a relationship yet or if they are, it’s recent, which is weird, honestly, since it’s been a year since the war and Gray promised Juvia he would give her an answer when the war was over and then later on he promised to take her feelings more seriously. Unless his answer was “maybe” after the war, this was a bit off.

Gray showed to be even more possessive than when Lyon started to flirt with Juvia and jealous men were looking at her, so he sees her as his even more than before. Okay, I can see that improvement.

I can also see his worries about Juvia’s scar: it’s a constant reminder of when he thought she had died and the world fell around him. Alright, that part was okay.

What it hurt to see was how little things changed in one year. If the chapter had happened a month after the war it would’ve made sense and would’ve been great, but a year and they’re like that still? I know they are a particular couple, Gray is all troubled and talking about how she is his is a big step (I know Gray is no bard, but the thing about her body being his made me laugh. LOL Come on, dude. But it’s Gray and he’s an awkward fella so he gets a pass and Juvia seemed to be happy with it.😂) but things are still on the “maybe in a relationship” side.

As far as I’ve always seen, they had been in a relationship for a loooooong time but without the touches and kisses and with Gray still on the fence, but in a relationship.

Gruvia was always about being insanely open and yet everything kinda hidden away, you know? We’d see how freaking obvious they were and then things got hushed.

I think what I really didn’t like was the uncertainty. They could be together for the past year, they could start dating that moment. Is it really canon? It’s going to be soon? I mean, we know it will be, we’ve known for like 400 chapters so this was really light to calm our hearts.

It could be an interpretation thing, could be a translation thing but the truth is some people will think they are together, others that they will be.

Uncertainty, see?

Like you, I wanted the “standard” ending: ten, fifteen years time skip, established couples with a bunch of kids running around so we could hate their names for like, a day or two and then start to like it and then no other name would do, different clothes, hairstyles, couples saying things like “honey” or “darling”.

It was refreshing to see Fairy Tail going in a different way when we look at the plot in a whole, no ships involved. Like I said earlier, ship wise even though we had ‘some’ confirmation, was still lacking.

At least we got more than NaLu shippers :/ It was very light but it seems Lucy is a bit in love with Natsu, but he’s still clueless. Well, he is Natsu.

In the end, we know where Gruvia is headed: being together forever. So, either open for interpretation or not, we are canon and that’s what matters.

Originally posted by goldenfluffy

Well, again, those are just my personal thoughts and opinions. :)

anonymous asked:

You said you didn't see how ep. 25 made logical sense in your post about L, can I ask what you mean?

Ah, sure!

Point 1) is L’s magical clairvoyance - why does L know he’s going to die? In the manga, L is intending to solve the case until his last moment, there’s no uncertainty there. The anime took the exact same built-up only to have L last-minute reflect on his impending death…. so my question is “what made anime!L think his death was coming when he otherwise has no differences from manga!L, who does not think so?” There’s no lead-up to this realization.

And then I also don’t see why anime!L is so accepting of his own doom, despite hating losing and also not wanting to die, but we can chalk this one up to characterization differences?? Maybe??

L in that episode just raises a million questions for me that the rest of the anime staunchly refuses to answer.

Point 2) is that it’s pretty dumb of Light to follow L onto the roof? Like, part of the reason (other than watching over the notebook) that he stays at the HQ even after the handcuffs are removed is so he continues to have a 24/7 alibi provided by the task force. Even if L dies, Light doesn’t anticipate their suspicion because he’s been with them the whole time. 
Creating a time window in which he is alone with L is kinda counterproductive.

Point 3) is the foot massage scene. From an in-universe perspective I suppose the biblical reference makes soooome pretentious sense? L consciously positions himself as Jesus and by turning Light into Judas he basically drives home the “I am Justice, you are my fallen disciple” message. Petty.

But it doesn’t seem like we’re supposed to read the scene this way so much as read it as an out-of-universe allusion? In which case it’s like… Light has never followed L and killing L is no betrayal because there is nothing to betray? Killing each other was the goal from the start?  ?????

And minor point 4) that isn’t so much a logic hole as much as like ‘L’s pretentiousness takes my breath away’…
His “Since you were born, have you ever told the truth?” question. Like, the whole Arc beforehand contained memoryless Light being truthful to the point where he can’t hold his real feelings back anymore so they translate into physical punches. L’s question is just literally preceded by 3 months of honesty, so if the takeaway from this moment was supposed to be “L can see through Light” it fails big time. The only thing that line really seems to mean in context is “L only sees what he wants to see.” Which. is true.

But yeah, these are the reasons that episode grinds my gears, sob…

anonymous asked:

i am very confused about your Chara theory. So your theory is that Chara wanted to help the monsters, but the only way to do that, was to make the monsters angry enough at humans again to restart the war. And did they care about Asriel and Asgore? And you said Chara isn't controlling Frisk. But then who is the demon at the end who says are you really the one in the control. Did a demon possess Chara or take Chara's form?

I think you’re giving chara like…. a little too much credit, and you’re also calling this a ‘theory’ which like, lmao, have you seen my blog? I’m out of the theory realm and into the ‘what sounds cool’ place; that’s how i decided maybe gaster the man who speaks in hands would be cool as a) a dog b) a guy WITHOUT hands c) just a giant asshole?????? with nothing special about his hands but he makes a MEAN soup d) gay

So this is just what I think would make an interesting Chara. Chara is ultimately OUR INTERPRETATION OF OURSELVES THE PLAYER and also our combination of the game. Same as how Frisk’s story is always going to be different depending on who is playing them. That’s why my frisk is a violent little shit.

My Frisk interpretation (not theory) is that they went through, hurt people, figured it didn’t matter if they killed since they’d already fucked up so much, Realized in the hall with Sans due to Sans’ compassion, and killed Flowey despite it all. The next time, they did better. They couldn’t wait to do it over again. They slammed that fucking button.

That is my interpretation of Frisk. That’s the kinda Frisk that’s an interesting character to me. No one is gonna say ‘canon’ backs that up bc they’ll be like “ooohhhhh No Mercy route!!!” but like no i didn't’ do that, it’s not part of my interpretation, I was the sick person who watched from the sidelines byyyyeeeeeeeeee

Much like Frisk, what I’ve got going here is an interpretation of Chara.

And I think Chara is a… kid.

A pretty messed up kid. And definitely not a mastermind. Definitely not able to understand the scale and political and social ramifications of everything they do. And they didn’t MAKE the monsters want to start a war with the humans–they wanted to break the barrier and clear the surface for monsters themselves!

Obviously, as a child, Chara does not actually understand what wiping out all human life on earth would entail. They have literally no idea how physical many ‘a thousand’ is, much less ‘eight billion.’ They don’t have a fucking battle plan drawn up?? How are they going to take down nations’ militaries?? The concept of DEATH is probably something that’s not fully in their grasp, tbh, considering their entire plan was like “Oh, yeah, okay, I’m gonna die but I’ll still be here so it’s cool” like that is not what death means and so much could’ve gone wrong.

But if Chara delivered them a fresh, green, uninhabited earth without humans, then like? The monsters WOULDN’T have to fight, and they’re so much better than those shitty shitty humans, so it’s not like we’re losing anything. Killing’s a lot easier when you’re young and malleable, especially when you’re already exposed to trauma and can detach yourself from others–like, for example, as a species.

And like… why would they do any of that if they didn’t care, you know? Like. What would the point of killing themselves be. If they hated monsters or didn’t care about life, why go back to the surface to try and kill someone? They have a whole kingdom to murder down here! Like!

Even if it was terribly misguided, what would the point be if they didn’t care? They would just go on a murder spree in the underground.

Like people insist they do in the No Mercy route.

But let’s get one thing straight:

YOU are in control of the No Mercy route.

Not Chara. Not Frisk. The game is aware of the puppeteer. FULLY aware. And YOU are always and have always been ‘Chara’, the fallen child. This is why it is recommended you play with your own name. The demon simply mirrors yourself back to you.

It shows you what you have become.

You will only go to the next game and kill the inhabitants of those worlds, too.

And I’m betting that’s exactly what most people did. The ‘next world’ isn’t an alternate universe Undertale– it’s ALL VIDEOGAMES. The multiverse theory doesn’t have one set section of cast members with all our names on it. It’s got a universe where there is a Sans the skeleton standing by a hotdog stand, and a Sans the skeleton standing BEHIND a hotdog stand, and it has a Sora with his dog dad and hot-headed duck uncle who is killing Entropy as best he can ok. And for every Sora with a big key there is a pair of living cups striking a deal with the devil, and a cat dropping out of college to witness a murder in her hometown, and a guy in a helmet touching down on an alien planet and shooting everybody.

Multiverse needs no constants, and the ‘Anomaly’ was not an anomaly by jumping multiverse timelines, it was an Anomaly because it was REROUTING timelines–all timelines happened. ALL OF THEM HAPPENED. All of them in one single universe. That was the anomaly. The fact that time seemed to copy and paste itself forward, rather than simply progressing.

After all, when you reset, your play time doesn’t go down.


That’s what it means when “it’s always been you in control.”

We don’t have to do these things.

All these characters can do is plead with us to be kind.

Except Chara.

We NEVER hear Chara’s perspective in this game. It’s ALL about Chara. But we never hear their perspective. It’s always translated through another character, or we’re told about them in anecdotes and stories, but we never can ask Chara ourselves what was really going on. Because Chara is dead. Because Chara is a dead kid and never gets to speak for themselves. Because Chara is what we were, starting this game, willing to go out on a murder spree to attain our objective of freeing the main characters.

So what Chara is is a dead child, who wasn’t old enough to understand consequences or grasp the full scope of what they’re doing, and who convinced their adoptive sibling to join them in a march towards failure.

And that’s not Chara’s fault.

All it is is tragedy.

anonymous asked:

"Because we have you sarada" was mistranslated right? Isn't it "because you exist sarada" or something like that. I've seen arguments saying that he meant that's what's keeping he and Sakura together. It's ridiculous. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't he mean that she is proof of their mutual love? And basically if he didn't love Sakura he never would have impregnated her?

Of course that’s what he meant, but obviously the die-hard SasuNaru, NaruSaku and SasuKarin extremists just can’t accept that, and instead choose to formulate all these theories that make no sense.

“Because you exist” was the Viz translation, which is more often than not the most reliable one:

Sarada asked Sasuke if his heart was truly connected to Sakura’s, and he answered affirmatively. Firstly, what the extremists don’t seem to understand is that people’s hearts don’t connect through having a child; their hearts need to be connected in order for them to want to have a child in the first place. They were together before Sarada existed, so for Sasuke to say “we’re connected because of you” doesn’t make sense, regardless of how desperately the extremists try to make sense of it. They were already connected, and Sarada is the proof of that.

You also gotta love how so many of them spout things like how “a child being the proof of love is a horrible message because what about divorced parents who have major issues with each other?”, as if that has even the slightest bit of relevance. Sasuke and Sakura aren’t divorced, nor do they have problems with each other. So how is that in any way applicable? It boggles the mind.

If the extremists want to believe that Sasuke meant that Sarada was the only thing that was keeping her parents together, despite the fact that he obviously meant it as that Sarada is the proof that Sasuke and Sakura’s hearts are connected, not the reason, because if their hearts weren’t connected, then she wouldn’t exist, then let them, because what’s the point in trying?

They can’t even ask themselves why Sarada would have given such a warm smile after seeing the affection displayed between her parents if there was actually no love between them whatsoever:

Why would she be smiling like that after coming to the realisation that there truly was nothing at all between them? Why would she be happy about such a negative thing? It makes no sense. Yet, they think it makes perfect sense to believe that Sarada giving such a genuine and warm smile:

Was because she realised that there was absolutely no love or affection whatsoever between her parents. Lol, of course it does! She was so jubilant because she noticed that her parents don’t love each other. Logic! ^_^

Using that same logic, they also never ask themselves why Sarada would get so happy to the point of tears, and why Naruto and Chouchou would be so happy for her, after hearing Sasuke imply “You’re the only reason you’re mother and I are still together, Sarada”. Why would Sarada be so pleased to hear that? Why would Naruto and Chouchou be so happy for her?

Chouchou would essentially be thinking “Aww, lucky Sarada. You’re the only thing keeping your parents together!”.

See how stupid that sounds? And the extremists think that’s what the scene is indicating? Because that apparently makes perfect sense right? Goodness.

Now let’s look at some examples of how they grossly twist interviews!

Some extremists would have you believe Kishi claimed that Sarada’s mother is open for interpretation, that he wasn’t sure if Sasuke and Sakura were happy, and that he was thinking of divorcing them in the future. Despite the fact that what he actually said was:

God only knows where they got all that other nonsense from.

And lastly, back to admiring their logic :)

If the extremists want to cling onto the hope that Kishi, Sasuke, Sakura and even Karin herself could all just be lying in order to keep up appearances for some unknown reason, when especially Karin had absolutely no reason to lie to Suigetsu whatsoever:

Then let them.

Goodness, all of those statements just sounded so ridiculous, because that’s exactly what they are. If they want to ignore what the characters say, and not only blindly deny canon material, but also ignore what the author himself says, and even go so far as to actually twist his words in favour of their own headcanons, then I can only just smile and nod, seriously.