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top ten underrated anime series | (as voted by my followers)

# 6 : natsume yuujinchou (2008)

“It doesn’t matter whether they’re human or Ayakashi. What’s important is whether they are precious to you. You should accept them as they are and the feelings and joy that come with it, without any hesitation.”

y’all: i’m not gonna watch the trc show if [x] and [y] and [z]

me, with my popcorn already popped: ……………………………

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“I… I can’t- can’t hold it!” Wanda said, visibly straining with the mental effort of containing the blast. 

Suddenly, she dropped to her knees and used all the energy she had left to hurl the fireball into the air, away from the crowded market streets.

But because Wanda had used up the last of her power, as the blast flew away, it resumed its violent expansion.

The force of the explosion was so strong that it ripped into the seventh floor of a nearby hotel. Glass and debris flew everywhere.

Cap didn’t miss a beat. “We need fire and rescue to the north side of the building!” he shouted into his comm. Cap ran into the building, trying to help.

Wanda stared at the destruction, tears welling in her eyes.

-Captain America Civil War Junior Novelization

when hoseoks mixtape drop i dont know what ill do, ive been dying to see what goes on in his head on a deeper level + what beats hes whipped up like… this been in the works since like 2014 its gonna be monumental

Hogwarts Houses

When you think of Hufflepuff, think of dimpled smiles and curly hair. Think of diverse individuals. Hufflepuffs are more than loyal and cutesy. They’re fierce lovers, passionate, and sensitive. They’re not yellow flowers and sunshine. There are Hufflepuffs that are sad, depressed, angry, grieving, and lonely. Hufflepuffs are loud music, screaming the lyrics and long car rides where you don’t have to say anything, yet you can feel all the conversations between you and the passenger. Hufflepuffs are good at being independent, but can also be lovely company. Hufflepuffs remind me of smirks that change into laughter that rings  in the air, making its way in ripples to the listener’s ear. Hufflepuff is gentle by nature, but not afraid to be vicious and unstoppable when someone they love is in danger. Hufflepuffs are more that ditsy throw aways, they’re accepting, lovable and tough.

When you think of Ravenclaw, think of beautiful braided hair and glasses sliding down the bridge of a nose and painted nails. Ravenclaws are more than lonely, quiet, brains. Their intelligence is a gateway for them to be innovative. They have pride in their minds, but they also see value in athleticism, creativity, and whatever will make them happy. They analyze situations and are ridiculously empathetic. They’re unwavering diligence is what takes them places and makes them lifelong companions. Ravenclaws are blueberry tea, but not in a quiet, dimly lit room, they’re a cup of blistering tea being served to a community of people, uniting and provocative. They’re the smiles that shine on people’s faces when their favorite show comes on, and the ideology to never give up. Ravenclaws are the unity of the sun and the moon, and they’re not cowardly. They’re not people with their nose in the book, they’re better than that, they’re the curious people running their hand over the pages, feeling the text in the ridges of their finger. Ravenclaws are warm sweaters and a feeling of serenity.

When you think of Gryffindors, think of a confident smile, and energy that radiates to everyone in the room. Gryffindors are more than brave and brash. They’re immensely caring beings, with a soft spot for kittens and puppies. They’re charitable, and understanding. They are people walking around, eyes glazing over patrons, making sure there’s nobody in trouble. They’re the people waking up in the middle of the night and tiptoeing to see if their parents or siblings are okay. They’re the tiny creak in the wood floor and the fuzzy socks over cold feet. They’re not loud mouths, rather they’re the reason for the laugh. Their words echo, because they’re unexpected and appreciated. Gryffindors are a breath of fresh air on a foggy day. Don’t doubt their rationale, because they’re always thinking a step ahead. Not every Gryffindor is brave all the time. They break down and have weak moments, but their true characteristic is their ability to bounce back efficiently and not let the past stop them.

When you think of Slytherin think of furrowed eyebrows and bright eyes. Think of delicate hands and smirks. Slytherins are more than coy and cocky people. They aren’t all clever and plotting. Sometimes they’re just creative and think in a  different way. Slytherins are the pockets of friends that will never drift apart, because they get each other. They’re the misunderstood, the daring, the controversial, and the fantastic. There’s not an inevitable evil to them, but an inevitable spring in their step, and quiet intelligence that guides them. Slytherins are the people in the front of the class visualizing the material and going home and practicing in their own way. They’re invested in their own growth, but when they find someone to love they grow for them. They’re not selfish, but timid, and wary. Not all are judgemental and harsh, some are just vulnerable and want to make everyone happy, and realize that sometimes the only way to do that is to be reserved. Slytherins aren’t bullies. Slytherins aren’t out to get you. They’re willing to teach to help others grow, but they won’t be taken advantage of. Slytherins are like black skinny jeans and a need to improve their self.

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a few highlights from the turn panel:

  • alexander rose asking (and i’m paraphrasing on this one), “what self-respecting actor would really want to wear those wigs?” was priceless. nick was first to respond with, “no one.” ian followed with, “everyone.”
  • ian still has that wig, too. they joked it’s under his bed now.
  • when alex began asking the actors questions, he had to decide in which order they should go. they decided rank, but he still had to muse, “i could go with heather first. ladies first and all.” he paused, considered profusely… annnd carried on with ian. 
  • they did mention the music featured on the show, but nothing of the releasing soundtracks, only how they went about choosing. that said, they were playing full tracks from the first three seasons before the panel began.
  • “love is patient, love is kind.” it was this verse, heather said, which was her inspiration for anna strong.
  • nick’s favorite scene was the rob/arnold moment from the season 3 finale. he thought it was beautifully written and exciting, knowing how robert would be risking his life once more.
  • ROBERT WILL EXPRESS HIS MOTIVES THIS SEASON. nick was excited for this, and rightfully so. 
  • nick also went on to say rob has some of his best scenes this season with with james rivington and abraham woodhull. ngl, my heart soared.
  • alex posed the question of, if we were living in a alt universe where turn got another season, what would it be? of course a musical came up, thanks to hamilton, and someone pitched jamie’s dancing. nick was all nods and grins to that, then pitched his own: a buddy comedy. “like cheers, but with james and robert. he gives one-liners and robert grunts.”
Hufflepuff and proud

Here’s a little thing I made since I just witnessed some Hufflepuff hate and I’m a little pissy. So here’s why Hufflepuff is a good house.

- Yes, Hufflepuffs are the sweet ones, the ones that wouldn’t hurt you, the ones that may sometimes be slight pushovers.
- Yes, the Hufflepuff common room is near the kitchens so we get a lot of access to food (which would be a crime not to exploit).
- Yes, Hufflepuffs are known to be magizoologists or herbologists. So not exactly the most gripping and adventurous careers.
- But they are so much more than that.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that listen to you no matter what. They’re the ones you go to when you need to vent, when you need someone to listen to you or you need someone to give advice.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that stick up for their underdog house. They’re proud to be in Hufflepuff and they absolutely love everyone in it.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that flip the fuck out if you insult their friends, or anyone for that matter.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that accept everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, house, etc.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that you can just be with.
- You want to sit in silence, reading a book and drinking some tea? Sounds great!
- You want to bake some cookies and inevitably get into a food fight? Sign me up.
- You want to spend the whole night talking and trying to make each other laugh? Uh yes please!
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that work themselves to the bone to prove to not only others, but themselves too that they can do something. That they’re not useless.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones that get things done. 
- When everyone else is arguing, they finish the task and sooth everyone’s tempers.
- Hufflepuffs are the ones who put aside their issues to help you with yours.
- Hufflepuffs are brave.
- They are loyal.
- They are the best friends you could ever ask for.
- People need Hufflepuffs.
- So don’t you dare insult one.

Rant over.

Ruthless Drag Time: Introverts

This isn’t a post railing on introverts as people, but rather a lot of frustrating aspects of introvert culture as a whole.


So first all, your militarization of introversion versus extroversion is stupid because you’re generating an out-group versus in-group and if you don’t change your tune you’re going to end up burned. Secondly, you are demeaning extroverts for not taking the same interests as you do. It is a really narrow-minded worldview for such an self-titled ‘enlightened’ people group. Finally, did I mention having the rhetoric of ‘extrovert bad/introvert good’ makes you look really stupid to pretty much everybody.

You use the flimsy excuse of “sorry for being an asshole, I need to recharge” for being an actual asshole. If I said something along the lines of “sorry for being an asshole, I just need to spend some time around other people for a little” I’d get glared at and be rightfully called out for being an asshole. I fully understand that socializing can be more draining on others than it is to myself, hence why I give most Introverts in my life plenty of space. However, over-socializing past your established boundaries doesn’t suddenly enable you to do or say whatever you want with no consequences. That’s a you problem, don’t mistreat your fellow man because you lack the knowledge of yourself.

Knock it off with the eternal self-loathing. If you wonder why no one wants to hang around you, it’s because you drive people away with ‘I am literal garbage, no one should be my friend.’ I understand mental illnesses and twisted worldviews warp your self perception, but step one of recovery is changing your self-talk. You are not literal garbage, calm down there bub.

I fully understand that making new friends is a rough, long, and emotionally draining process. Because extroverts feel the same way when trying to make new friends too. Believe or not extroverts get their hearts broken and worn out from trying to create a genuine connection. Being a human craving meaningful connections is exhausting.

“Introverts have a hard time surviving in an extrovert’s world.” For your consideration: the world is a tough place to survive regardless of your sociability. Miss me with that idea.

Books aren’t better than people. They tell gorgeous stories and create intricate characters. However, I think there is something a little disheartening when you see a person so broken by the world that only words help. Also, an extrovert can like books just as much as an introvert and maybe more than some.

“well, introverts just have an incredibly intense internal world that no one can understand from an external perspective.“

Right.

‘tis I the internally devoid extrovert who has no personal interests, drives, or desires and lacks a sense of loyalty and wisdom.

“Well, Extroverts are so fickle, there with you one moment and gone the next.” Well, if they socialize with more than one person maybe they just like socializing and would still kill a man for you if needed. Extroverts do have a developed sense of both object permanence and loyalty. Also, if you think your extrovert is abandoning you, consider actually talking to them about it instead of subliminally cutting ties.

I can’t believe I have to tell y’all this. JUST BE HONEST.

If you can’t socialize tonight because you need to recharge, don’t lie about it. Just straight up tell them that you’re exhausted and don’t have the energy to hang out. Don’t lie about, idk whatever y’all use to avoid socializing. Because chances are I get far more hurt knowing y’all would rather lie about something than just trust me with the truth. I’ll respect you for it. If some extroverts in your life don’t respect you for telling them the truth about you being exhausted, then kick ‘em to the curb. I’d prefer if you let me know ahead of time if you’re not feeling it, but I get that life happens. Just don’t lie to me about it.

Introverts don’t feel or think more than the average person only because they’re introverts. Life doesn’t work that way.

Introverts are fully capable of perpetuating bullying, abuse, and toxic worldviews.

People’s worth shouldn’t be determined by how much they do or don’t socialize. Knock it off with the Introverts are saints and infinitely more special than extroverts who are exhausting and boundary-less. It sucks to be on the receiving end of that, and it’s just a childish and unhealthy worldview to have.

Books have always been there for me when no one else was.

Bookish Weaknesses
  • Innocent Cinnamon roll characters 
  •  Sassy villains 
  •  Faery books (A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Cruel Prince, An Enchantment of Ravens) 
  •  Bad guy love interest 
  •  Badass female characters in dresses
  • Nerdy female characters
  • Adorable, awkward but still manly male characters
  • Witty humor
  • Humorous writing style (ex. Demons at Deadnight and Obsidian)
  • Kickass monsters 
  • Characters I have stuff in common with
  • Male character knows he’s end game for female character but said female character is fighting it and this just amuses male character 
  • Tomboy female character who still likes girly things
  • Mates
  • Beautiful covers
  • Characters with compassion
  • Main female characters with brown, curly hair
  • Books with maps
  • Magical worlds
  • An intense, passionate, earth shattering romantic love that the world has never seen