butterflies go free

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…as if I had wings… © Sharon Boswall

“I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.” (Mary Oliver ~ Owls and Other Fantasies). 

This weekend is the last for the annual Papillons en Liberté exhibit at our Botanical Gardens and I hope to get a chance to visit.  I usually get there much earlier than this (I had a hard time finding a charger for my camera’s battery)  so I am afraid there will not be too many different species of butterflies and the greater number of them will be Paper Kites (a.k.a. Rice Paper) like the one in the last photo in this trio. I don’t really mind… it’s not just about the photos but also very much about the experience and being that close to such beautiful and fragile little creatures.  Cannot help but wonder what they think of us - probably not as excited to see us as we are them!

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Human Bog

Look at that, he’s got primroses in his tattoo sleeves >__>
He got them while he was with his first love. When that didn’t work out, he started hiding his tattoos in public, constantly wearing his jacket. He hates seeing them. They’re a constant reminder of his heartbreak. 

The piece of amber in his staff in canon has been turned into a necklace, a gift from his father.

He’s covered in scars, most of them on his left side. He’s rather intimidating, especially when he’s riding around on his motorcycle. To most people he just looks like a thug and stay away from him, though his appearance is rather deceiving.

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2017 Papillons en Liberté Blue Morpho by Sharon
Via Flickr:
Blue plate (okay, maybe turquoise if you wanna be technical) but I am not sharing… not one slice.  Le sigh… so frayed, still pretty.  

Speaking of the Taito boys-in-various-states-of-undress illustration…

Man, I’ve loved it since the very first sketch of it we were shown, it’s all kinds of perfect and they all look so sexy in it, but one thing I’d never noticed until I won it as a poster due to a Taito campaign (a story for another day) was that you can actually see their underwear.

For instance, Makoto…

Wears his colour and also his perfect obliques, you go Makoto

Nagisa…

….. Has “underwear” written on his underwear. Y'know, in case he forgot.

Haru…..

Is Free.

Rin….???

???? I’m pretty sure his underwear says “freedom”???? Oh wow Rin is even more Free than Haru, wow imagine take that Haru

And Rei……… Ah, Rei.

Rei is the most Free of them all.

“He got a big ego
Such a huge ego
but, I love his big ego”

Done for RinRei Week Day five: lyrics! If you haven’t guessed it yet, it is indeed Beyonce’s song “Ego”. Honestly, I can’t help but think of these two when I hear this jam.

(it’s transparent btw because why not)

Go All Out!
Matsuoka Rin & Ryugazaki Rei
Go All Out!

Let’s take the time to appreciate the lyrics of this amazing duet and think that they’re singing this together while rolling under the sheets how perfectly it matches their ultra-dynamic relationship!

Rin: Come on, show me what you can do.
Rei: Very well, I will not lose.
Rin: I’ll show you my best! 
Rei: I accept your challenge!

Rei: I am prepared already, let us start! I’ll steadily progress performing the butterfly stroke. (Hm, beautifully)

Rin: You sure can talk. 
Rei: Of course!
Rin: I’ll check what you can do.
Rei: I’m starting. 
Rin: Okay, come on!

Rei/Rin: GO ALL OUT!!  get fired up and burn out this summer!
Rei: And with that, a-ah
Rei/Rin: With force unbeaten by the dazzling sun, we devote our whole being!
Rin: We’ll have our, a-ah
Rei/Rin: Serious competition with no hard feelings, this is the height of our youth!

Rin: You know how amazing I am, you got guts. I can’t believe you couldn’t swim until just recently, you can’t beat me. (Heh, it’s impossible!)

Rei: No.
Rin: What? 
Rei: That is not true. At that time I just lacked the theory.
Rin: Now you’re making excuses? 
Rei: It’s perfect already!!!

Rin/Rei: Oh, PERFECT!! making sparks in the water, this summer we’re at our peak!
Rin: I can feel, a-ah
Rin/Rei: The scorching heat, fighting and glaring at each other we want to compete with all our power!
Rei: We will, a-ah
Rin/Rei: Have a face to face match, we’re in our youth when we don’t back away, bring it on. 

Rin/Rei: I’ll see if you have something in you or not…
Rei: Here I go!
Rin: Okay, come on!

Rin/Rei: GO ALL OUT!! get fired up and burn out this summer!
Rei: And with that, a-ah
Rin/Rei: With force unbeaten by the dazzling sun, we devote our whole being!
Rin: We’ll have our, a-ah 
Rei: (a-ah)
Rin/Rei: Serious competition with no hard feelings, this is the height of our youth!

Rin: Heh, Rei, you’re not half bad!
Rei: Rin-san, next time I will show you an even more beautiful me!
Rin/Rei: Hahaha!