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Note: This is a lyric comic. Listen to this song while reading the comic for full impact

Guzma redemption arc! Guzma redemption arc! 

There’s something inherently relatable about someone who simply couldn’t be the very best like no one ever was. We all struggle with being mediocre in some way, but our failures should never define us. 

We’re worth a lot more than what we think, and we improve all the time. Everything’s changing, and someday, you’ll notice you have too.

Fado

Huge part of the Portuguese culture.

Music genre which can be traced back to the 13th century. The emblematic Portuguese guitar used in Fado music has always been the center of the genre.

Form of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or with a sentiment of resignation, fatefulness, melancholia, nationalism, or about God.

This is loosely captured by the Portuguese word saudade, symbolizing a feeling of permanent irreparable loss and its consequent lifelong damage. Saudade is a Portuguese word for a feeling of nostalgic longing for something or someone that one was fond of and which is lost. 

It often carries a fatalist tone and a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might really never return. Saudade is different from nostalgia because Nostalgia has a mixed happy and sad feeling, a memory of happiness but a sadness for its impossible return and sole existence in the past. 

Saudade is like nostalgia but with the hope that what is being longed for might return, even if that return is unlikely or so distant in the future to be almost of no consequence to the present. One might make a strong analogy with nostalgia as a feeling one has for a loved one who has died and saudade as a feeling one has for a loved one who has disappeared or is simply currently absent. 

Nostalgia is located in the past and is somewhat conformist, while saudade is very present, anguishing, anxious and extends into the future.