They say that…we humans, we have the capacity to only ever remember the bad memories. Like a film that plays over and over. A wheel that never stops spinning.
If it is the truth, then why can’t I erase your memories from my mind.
Your wide smile, bright sunshine…that slight wrinkle around the edges. How blue eyes, bluer than a thousand seas, a thousand skies, light up like the supernova of the unknown night. The restless night. How you would look at me, hair spun gold, blinding. A tilt of your head because for a split second you did not understand me. How your spirit crumbled, how you felt betrayed, but by whom? Betrayed, you felt betrayed by your own spirit for not understanding. Why punish yourself on my behalf?
You are not like her, you are not like them. You don’t pretend, you could never pretend, and when you wrap your arms around my shoulders, when I stiffen in your hold and you wouldn’t dare let go…in you I knew I could believe. On that night, when I whispered secrets against your lips… when I dared to touch what was forbidden, taint such purity. When I felt the ice shift and your ever consuming fire set my soul ablaze. On that night when tears spilt down my cheeks, strange emotions as I caressed your skin and watched you sleep.
When I knew… when I knew I loved you…Naruto. So why…why can’t I forget? You are a memory ever so precious, ever so sweet…even when I left you bleeding, heard you weep. Even when I turned my back and listened as my heart broke, for my destiny would never rest in Konoha’s embrace. Why can’t I forget? I need to forget, I want to forget!
Because if I don’t!
If I don’t!
You are the air that I breathe, the song my heart beats to…the balm to my soul and the light of my existence!
If I don’t! If I don’t!
Then I would come running back to you! You would share my pain tenfold even if I never wanted you to.
I would crush you, extinguish your light!
Naruto, with me…you would break.
Naruto, with me…you would shatter, a million pieces over. A precious crystal forever tainted by my disgrace.
Ah, I see…so that is why I still remember. That is why…even thousand miles away I can feel your soft skin against mine, the warmth of your smile…a gentle touch.
Sweet torture for yearning, for wanting what must always be free. A faith much worst than a bad memory.
Naruto, my love…
I can’t forget, I won’t forget.
I won’t until you set me free.
Hello @sasu-loves-naru , so it seems that you have quite an enthusiastic fan! They asked me to write this little piece for you, though they want to remain anonymous. They chose a theme of yearning of sorts and asked me to do a pov of Sasuke in regards to Naruto and then a pov of Naruto if possible. Unfortunately, I’m really busy so I only got to Sasuke’s pov which I did…five minutes ago I think. So at a later date, I’ll get to Naruto’s pov. Hope you like ^_^ and anonymous…I’m sure sasu-loves-naru won’t bite, maybe you should let her know you a little bit, no pressure, though! ^_^
If only two, prior poor decisions and an even poorer “port,” wine – precursory, I’m sure, to the sugar that’d split my tooth. And I’d remember the palm of her hand atop my own sweaty knuckle – SNAP! CRACKLE! POP! Or so went the molar, only moments before and come the lash of her tongue. There must’a been
something sprinkled avarice behind the blood nigh corner of my lip. She’d liked it. She’d licked it. So much so, that my eyes would gently drift, wander and close. When next they’d open, skies would be bluer, the sun would shine just a bit more than usual and my jaw’d be fit for steel. For the first time in days, the pain was gone.
For everyone that is paying attention to the US election but isn’t familiar with US demographics and our elections just a couple of things to keep in mind:
- Poll results trickle in slowly, especially at the beginning, and those first few percentages are typically from rural areas that have lower voter numbers. So do not work yourself up over states results when they are only reporting low low percentages. Start paying attention when the city centers and populated areas start reporting.
- Expect the midwestern flyover states to be Republican. And don’t be shocked when they are.
- The map is bluer on the two coasts.
- The popular vote is great and all but the electoral college is what matters.
- The states that really matter right now are Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Maine.
Color Reference Guide to Recognize & Avoid Whitewashing
I’ve made a tutorial on how to color adjust to fix washed out colorings, but I noticed people aren’t always sure when their coloring needs fixing in the first place. So I’ve made a bunch of colorings you can use to compare your own to. It’s designed to help avoid whitewashing, but also help avoid over-correction.
If you’re not a content creator, you can also use this guide for reblogging as well. :)
Using the Guide
Each set comes in three: cool, neutral, and warm. If your coloring is bluer/whiter than the cool tone, consider readjusting.
Examples of what might be too pale/bright are beneath each set
There are various categories (daytime, night scenes, etc) for each type of scene you might encounter
Each coloring has a color palette beneath for the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the character’s face. If you’re having trouble eyeballing it, use the eyedropper tool to double check.
NOTES 1)For the sake of simplicity, I’ve used one character per category, but characters of color are not interchangeable. Identify the skin tone for the character you’re coloring and work with that. This is only meant to give a frame of reference for what is and isn’t whitewashing
2)If any of the colorings look different than what they’ve been stated as (i.e. the cool tones look too warm or some look way too dark to be visible) calibrate your monitor.It means your screen color and gamma needs readjustment.