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HxH 361 thoughts

I’ll just skip all the part when I rejoice like a shameless fanboy for the interruption of the hiatus cause I think it’s imprited by default in all of our hearts.

From my understanding, the King of Kakin doesn’t really care for a bloodshed or an election, but for a game. 

His laugh in the last panel shows he knows what lies behind Nen abilities granted to his princes through the blood ceremony, he can see their Nen beasts and especially how they manipulate them. The presentation of Halkenburg a few chapters ago as the most threatening candidate in the succession war makes me doubt he’d resent his poilitical power and what he can acquire now simply because of a bloodshed. Few of the princes so far, even the youngest ones, appear to be bothered by violence of sort. 

We saw this chapter how parasitic Nen beasts can influence a person’s behaviour, body and mind.  Bill noted that if Kurapika continued to drain Sairid’s nen, he’d descend into madness. So it’s highly possible than the Nen beasts that are associated to each prince can control their bodies and thoughts

Before the hiatus I remember theorizing about Wooble’s power acting “unconsciously”, as Oito was terrified and a dark aura awakened around the baby

Later, Kurapika noted something

 Specifically, about the Nen beasts appearing all over all around

Someone must be controlling them, but they don’t appear to be controlled at all

And finally, an hint was given by Senristu, who can perceive a person’s true emotion through their heartbeat:

Senritsu who, at this point, had already noticed the double-face of Kacho, who was being manipulative with her sister Fugetsu into allying against the other princes. So it’s not that she notices,… it’s something else. She doesn’t say she “lies”, she says that her entire self is a lie. That something other than herself is lying. 

At this point, I’m giving it for pretty much assured that nen powers acquired through the Blood Ceremony are in fact Nen beasts of a possibly parasitic type….

or the prince here wouldn’t be exhausted, who can also control their hosts minds and bodies and freely roam around the ship - notice that this giant hamster had already appeared among those who invaded Oito’s room in chapter 359.

This would explain Halkenburg’s - or whatever his name is-  withdrawal from the succession war, something he may not have done of his free will. 

And given again the King’s smirk, he appears to know and not care. This whole trip is, to him, simply a game in which is blood children happen to risk their lives. 

For what concerns Kurapika’s new nen ability, despite some on point explainations, it does appear to me as a bit of a deus ex machina. Not because it’s overpowered, it’s not - it involves emperor time and must be used before emperor time can be deactived, and only once, he probably needs to know smt about said nen ability and needs to sting the user with the syringe, and said user must stay put during the process, something I don’t see happening with any Phantom troupe member  -, but because it’s late. There are plenty of times when this ability would have been useful but wasn’t used. Example? YorkNew city arc. It would have led the story in a different direction but it would have made sense. 

What buggles me the most about it, though, is this

It’s an ability shaped around the concept of “allies”. Kurapika remembers his allies. Telling his allies about his nen abilities was a big deal back then, it involved trust, friendship, mortal danger. So why did he leave this particular ability out of the discourse?

My guess is that, as for Alluka, Togashi didn’t plan this from the start. He’s too smart of a writer to forget about something this big. 

Anyway, all in all, it was a great chapter. I rarely expect less from Hunter x Hunter -  I also rarely expect chapters at all

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do you guys remember that one text post about pyjamas the terror being an anagram for harry james potter? 

so initially I was going to draw only harry wearing a pyjamas the terror t-shirt, but then I googled online anagram generator and had so much fun with it that ended up drawing the entire gang

(on twitter)

Beauty and The Beast, a summary:

Belle realizes that the person everyone thinks is a monster is actually a decent guy.

LeFou realizes that the person everyone thinks is a decent guy is actually a monster.

  • What she says: I'm fine.
  • What she means: I was the one who had it all. I was the master of my fate. I never needed anybody in my life. I learned the truth too late. I'll never shake away the pain.
  • I close my eyes but she's still there. I let her steal into my melancholy heart. It's more than I can bear. Now I know she'll never leave me. Even as she runs away. She will still torment me, calm me, hurt me. Move me, come what may.
  • Wasting in my lonely tower. Waiting by an open door. I'll fool myself she'll walk right in. And be with me for evermore.
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Marksandrec’s Super Dooper Popcorn Party #293

(In my head, it’s like a cactus-creature. It moves. For, y’know, context.) (Dialogue from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.)

ideas better than gay le fou

  • bisexual lumière who’s a hit with both the ladies and the men
  • gay cogsworth who doesn’t know how to deal with his feelings for lumière
  • ace cogsworth
  • honestly just lgbt+ cogsworth please i need this
  • non-binary chip
  • exasperated lesbian angelique from belle’s enchanted christmas
  • christ even jean valjean riding in from the 19th century to plant one on maurice idk
  • literally anything

Belle: “Romeo and Juliet is my favorite.”

Beast: *scoffs* “Really?”

Me: “I have never related to a Disney character more in my life.”

Later: *Belle and Beast reading their books while they eat*

Me: “Ok, NOW I have never related to a Disney character more in my life.”

favourite parts of beauty and the beast

  • THE INTRO AND THE WAY IT ZOOMS INTO THE CASTLE AND THE ORIGINAL INTRO MUSIC PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND LIKE FUCK ME UP
  • THE FUCKING SCENERY. LIKE SAME WITH CINDERELLA I HAVE DECIDED THAT THE LIVE REMAKES OF ALL THE DISNEY FILMS ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST AND IT’S BECAUSE OF THE SCENERY
  • THE CGI IN THIS FILM IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE OK
  • “trust me ladies…it’s never going to happen”
  • THE BE OUR GUEST SCENE
  • literally lefou. everything about him made this fucking film
  • “i just realised i’m illiterate and i’ve never had to spell it out loud before”
  • ALSO WAS THAT A BI MAN I SPIED WITH MY LITTLE EYE DURING THE “how is your wife” SCENE
  • “are you busy” “no”
  • père robert being a fuckign badass
  • stanley tucci. enough said
  • “i want adventure in the great wide somewhere, i want it more than i can tell” like that whole scene gave me chills the way she’s standing on the top of the hill and you can see down into all the little valleys it’s so magical
  • THE DESIGN OF THE CASTLE LIKE IT WAS SO ASTOUNDING I COULD BARELY BREATHE
  • IAN FUCKING MCKELLEN
  • “please turn back into a clock. please turn back into a clock”
  • EMMA THOMPSON LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
  • when belle says that her favourite shakespeare play is rom and jules and the beast is like “why is that not a surprise”
  • THE LIBRARY SCENE
  • “was that a joke? are you making jokes now?”
  • gaston talking to himself in the mirror
  • “you are the most gorgeous thing i’ve ever seen. nobody deserves you” same buddy same
  • “i’m not done with you yet” “me neither”
  • CHIP. IS. THE. SWEETEST
  • belle throwing a snowball at the beast and he’s just like “right” and fuckign decks her
  • THE WHOLE MRS. POTTS AND LEFOU SCENE
  • “we’re in a bad place right now” “you’re too good for him anyway”
  • THE TALE AS OLD AS TIME SCENE WHEN THE LIGHTS COME DOWN FROM THE CIELING FUC K ME UP
  • “happy place, gaston, happy place”
  • “the widows!” “oh, the widows”
  • “are there any other tasteless demands you wish to make upon my artistry?” “no, that’s it”
  • garderobe changing the three thugs and one of them looking fucking fabulous
  • LEFOU AND THE THUG DANCING AT THE BALL
  • “have you ever considered growing a beard?”
  • HIS FUCKING GROWL AT THE END

a tale as old as time. her eyes are brown like mine.

beauty, with your soft voice and your pretty cheeks: does he kiss your bruises after he’s finished screaming? belle, princess of patience, lady who simply loved until he came around to it - can you teach me how to tame him? how to make him never raise a hand to me again?

true love changes him. which love do i give him, bella. in the morning when i am up early to make him breakfast and silent when he yells at me, is this the music that soothes the savage beast? in the black of night, when my eyes are closed and he is panting at my neck, is this the love that put him to sleep?

when he turns twenty-one the spell will be forever. the last petal. he will remain a horror forever. you must shape him into a better man by then, beauty. must carve out your own heart and feed it to him gently. must spoon him your own bones until he stops being hungry. 

youthful indiscretions are forgot. you cover up the scars from his claws. it is not the man, it is the curse he lives under. you are his one. his only chance. i come back like you, belle. i return to the castle no matter how battered i become. i think i see the man you saw once, bella. i think i see the man i fell in love with. 

we, que linda, are strong girls. my nose, yours, bella, we keep ours in books. i too am the strange girl, running until her feet tire. i too am lost in the woods. we ran from our houses and found monsters, or maybe we were always fated to. we love a challenge. we have hearts that are mountains.

beauty. i kiss him but the spell never breaks, i sit myself in pretty dresses at fancy tables with meals i made just for him. even the grey stuff is delicious. he still throws the dishes. 

later when he is apologizing i feel your ghost hope in me - did we at last get through to him. did we reverse the curse. this time, does he mean it. if i am better will he open up. if i am better will he stop. if i am better could i beat him. if i am better can i leave him. 

belle: how do i save him. how do i save myself.