Just some tips I’ve learned over the years to help with my boyfriend’s dysphoria
•vertical stripes (makes you seem taller)
•uneven patterns such as polka dots (hides any chest bumps)
•jackets, sweaters, or vests (layers hide curves. But be sure they’re not too long. Oversized clothes make you seem smaller. Hem should be no more than 2 inches below waist)
•graphic T shirt (make sure design is higher up on the chest to hide any chest bumps)
•pants (straight fitted. Go up a size. Try to get little to no breaks.)
•round or pointed toed shoes (square toed shoes make you seem shorter)
•hats, glasses, necklaces, bow ties, skinny ties (any accessories should be kept to the upper half of their body to draw the eye up and make them seem taller)
•binders (best binder brands I know of are Underworks, and G2cb)
•shoelifts (amazon has really good cheap ones)
• shop online for smaller men’s clothes (rue21, Zara, American Eagle, Express Men, Asos, H&M)
Translation from Psycho-pass 下 Kougami and Akane's last scene
CONTAINS UNAIRED SCENES – QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE
I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. It was a big big
surprise to me. Why haven’t I heard someone talking about this scene before?????
PLEASE, DO NOT REPOST, JUST REBLOG IF YOU LIKE IT AND FEEL LIKE SHARING. THANKS!
Kougami pointed the dominator at the refrigerating van
but it didn’t change its shape into decomposer. It was stuck in paralizer mode,
it couldn’t be helped. He dodged by a
hair the refrigerator van that was running against them, stepping aside from it
with all his might.
van sped up and ran away breaking through the fence dividing the factory from
the wheat fields. Rolled to the ground, Kougami jumped up to his feet and --- Akane’s figure, who was supposed to be behind him,
was not there.
ran after the escaping van. Akane was clinging to the vehicle side.
Without realizing, he screamed her name. He started
running with a desperate look on his face.
The refrigerator van was running fast on the farm road
between the wheat fields. Akane was hanging to the side of it with her left
hand. She was about to dislocate her shoulder but, come this far, she couldn’t
whine about it. She desperately focused all her strength not to be thrusted out
as well as not to let go of the revolver in her right hand.
that unstable position, Akane aimed at the tire of the refrigerating van with
pulled the trigger.
the recoil of the magnum bullet, she remembered the tactile sensation of the
time she had shot with Toyohisa’s shotgun*.
tire of the refrigerator van blew out. The van lost control and started
weaving. Akane was thrown off and the refrigerator van fell sidelong and
plunged into the wheat field.
“… ! …”
Akane, who had hit the ground, lost consciousness.
--- that moment, was it
shortly before the murder case of the avatars thief started?
Akane had entered the large office at the Criminal Investigation Department,
Kougami was dozing at his desk.
he was hot after the training or something and he had taken off the suit
Without any particular reason, Akane stared at
Kougami’s face. He was resting with his chin on his hands swaying his chest slowly
like he was rowing a boat. That defenseless
sleeping face was really unexpected and Akane felt her heart beat so fast.
shoulders, a thick chest. Probably the type who looked thinner in his clothes
than he really was. She also watched his arms carefully and they were quite
thick. A muscular, masculine body. Just looking at him, for some reason she
hadn’t enough of it. An incredibly well-shaped nose. The thin mouth was attractive
but the lips were a bit chapped…
sound of a ventilating fan not fitting for a contemporary building. There was
no one else apart from the two of them in the large room.
--- I wonder why.
Akane got antsy. This man ---
Kougami Shinya ---
someday, he will surely go somewhere far. She had such a feeling.
“…mm?” he looked around with a confused face.
“I…was I sleeping?”
--- Akane awakened too.
At the same time she regained consciousness, she had
an attack of severe pain.
--- that’s right,
I’ve been thrown off the refrigerator van.
Akane tried to stand up, she was kicked hard at her side.
Akane screamed, writhing in pain. She let go of the
Makishima was standing right beside her.
“Now that I think about it…Inspector Tsunemori…I
should have killed you in the first place” he stated coldly. “My biggest
mistake. As a result of my information gathering, I thought ‘you were the weak
point of the Public Safety Bureau CID’s Division 1’. At least, that had been a
correct perception until Funahara Yuki was killed…”*
Enduring the pain, Akane crawled on the ground and
extended her hand toward the revolver. Makishima raised his foot stepping on
the back of her head --- .
Kougami caught up with them with the dominator at a
Makishima laughed scornfully at Akane and ran away
towards the field.
“…tsk” clicking his tongue, Kougami rushed over Akane.
Akane was still trying to pick up the revolver
Instead of her, it was Kougami the one who grasped the
revolver. Holding the dominator in his right hand and the revolver in the left
one, Kougami was comparing the two guns with a blank expression.
“…don’t…don’t do it…” sensing that Kougami was
thinking about something, Akane grimaced in sadness. “Kougami-san! There’s
still room for negotiating with the Sibyl System. As long as we catch Makishima
Kougami threw away the dominator. Gritting her teeth
in frustration*, Akane shed regretful tears.
“That…is your choice, Kougami-san”
“Somehow, we are like the destiny that makes a
different choice at each fork road. I think we’ve not been a bad pair but… we
would gradually part ways, like travelers who carry a wrong map”
“I don’t want it. At this rate, going on with your
escape someone will kill you…”
“If someone asked me how precious my own life is or
so, I would be unsure but…being killed by the Sibyl System wouldn’t be too
pleasant for sure. So, I’ll try to put up resistance until the end. That’s
really a goodbye. Tsunemori Akane” Kougami gave her a kind glance. “…this is a
matter between me and him only”
With the revolver in his hand, Kougami rushed towards
the middle of the wheat field where Makishima had escaped.
Akane’s cry was heartrending but it faded away without
reaching no one’s ear.
*Akane:very personal note…I’d like to
underline that this is the unique, only moment when Kougami calls Akane by her
first name. There won’t be any other moment in all the seasons +movie where he
does it. Three syllables, just a single kanji, but it means the whole world for
*Toyohisa’s shotgun: here the author is referring to the moment when Akane
tried to shoot Makishima with the rifle he had given her (that was Toyohisa
Senguchi’s one) the day Yuki died.
*until Funahara Yuki was killed: I know that this sentence may sound strange. I
mean…Makishima who simply says Yuki was killed, like he has no other
information about it. I translated the passive form literally for a precise
reason. Japanese often uses passive form, in particular when the action and the
person who undergoes it is more important that the subject doing it. I found
particularly disgusting that Makishima said “Funehara Yuki was killed” and not
“I killed Funehara Yuki”, especially in front of Akane and I wanted to let all
the readers know a bit about the original text.
*gritting her teeth in frustration: the expression in the original text is 奥歯を噛む. It’s used to indicate the internal struggle in
making a hard choice or a hard surrender or something you’re forced to do but
you don’t want to. In this case, it’s regret and frustration for not convincing
Kougami to let go of his objective.
I’m once again a squealing fangirl, now that I realized just how similar yet different Toshinori and Aizawa are treating and believing in Izuku.
I mean, guys:
“You can become a hero” is not that different from “His potential is not zero” if you take into consideration how utterly un-enthusiastic Aizawa is about everything.
Fist bumping and saying that you will try not to cause too much trouble for Izuku suddenly sounds similar to bumping Izuku’ chest with a fist, telling him that you will let him go, him, that “trouble child”.
Toshinori and Aizawa, while different in believes and actions, are exactly the same when it comes to their students, and Izuku, trouble child that he is, in general.
Those two were the first to see the hero in Deku, and they still do.
Warnings - angst, fluff, swearing, mentions of abuse (both mental and physical).
It was no secret that Bucky Barnes was a shell of a man, distanced from the new and foreign sense of reality he had come to know. The man himself was shy, very reserved, and somewhat lost with himself, he had distanced himself from life afraid, afraid that he would slip from his humanity and hurt someone by accident. And he didn’t want to hurt anybody, no one.
Steve knew the troubles and struggle of adjusting to a world far more advanced than what they remembered. And the team had attempted to ease the super solider into life, walks around the city, showing him the new technology and teaching him how to use it. Despite this, Steve knew that Bucky needed a push in another direction.
Down the street from The Avengers Tower stood a gym, it was kitted out with the latest equipment and all of the staff and members were amazingly kind and helpful with anything. So, Steve pulled some strings and managed to get clearance for Bucky to teach a self-defence class. And Bucky saw the good in it, remembering the atrocities he had committed, he thought it was only fair to do what he could to help people.
On the first day, Bucky was extremely nervous, the most interaction he had with anyone besides the team was the guy who ran the coffee shop down the street, even then the interaction was limited. Although, he felt oddly calm in knowing that both Steve and Sam were there by his side in support. The room contained a small group of people, a mixture of men and women, and Steve couldn’t help but let his eyes gravitate toward her. A woman who always returned his pleasant greetings when he said hello and gave her a warm smile, a woman who always offered to help him with workouts if he needed it, Steve hadn’t seen her in awhile. Sam also noticed her, how her dull eyes scanned the room and she looked down, her arms hugging her chest; he always bumped into her in the line in the cafe by the park, she always ordered the same thing and offered a kind smile each time they passed one another. But even he could see the obvious discomfort distorting her features, her body stood rigid and she looked paranoid, scared even. The woman stuck to the back of the class, watching carefully as Bucky demonstrated moves on volunteers but not wanting to get involved too much.
Once the class had ended, the woman grabbed her gym bag and pulled her sleeves further down, as if to conceal something. Dark strands of hair fell over her face as she quickly pushed them back in place as she headed for the exit, her lips turned downward and her eyebrows tensed, “Hey Lyla,” Steve called out to her, watching her freeze before turning back to face him, sighing as he beckoned her over to the trio of bandits. Sam watched her closely, how her blue orbs scanned the room before she decided to head over to them, “How have you been? I haven’t seen you in ages,” Steve stated as he looked down on her, noting her behaviour on the notepad in his brain.
Lyla shrugged, pulling the strap of her bag further up to sit on her shoulder, “Oh you know how things can be, work is pretty demanding,” she brushed off the situation with a tight lipped smile, her loose ponytail falling over her collarbone as her head moved from side to side.
Steve frowned, not believing a word she was saying, “Alright,” he said, earning a glare from Sam which he returned with a look of his own, “Lyla, this is Bucky, my best friend,” he paused as he turned to Bucky who wiped his forehead with a towel, “Bucky, this is Lyla, a friend of ours,” he motioned between Sam and himself with a grin.
Steve knew how shy Lyla was, almost as shy as Bucky in some ways, but despite her height it was clear that she possessed a large heart and a body full of compassion, “It’s nice to meet you,” Bucky told her, surprising himself by how easy the words left his lips.
Lyla nodded gratefully and felt her lips pull upward slightly as she looked toward the glass door, her expression dropping as she did, Steve followed her eyeline and found a man stood there, his arms folded over his chest and narrowed orbs focused in on her, “I’m sorry guys, I have to go,” she told the trio quickly as she hurried out of the room toward the man that neither Steve nor Sam could place in their minds. The man clenched his fists as she approached him, the trio couldn’t hear what he was saying to her, but judging the way she shrank when his lips moved, they knew it wasn’t good.
Sam sighed as he watched you and the mysterious man walk away, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” Sam asked Steve, his eyes glued to the two retreating figure, watching Lyla snatch away from his reaching hands.
Steve nodded, “Thinking what?” Bucky inquired with confusion, looking between the two males in the empty room.
The pair shared a look before turning to Bucky, “Lyla doesn’t wear hoodies in the gym, Buck, never,” Steve stated, his eyes filled with worry, “Lyla has always worn a smile, she’s never been so reserved, she’s shy but she loves to get involved with things, loves to be challenged,” he paused, “Plus, since I’ve been going here, Lyla has always come to the gym every Thursday night, not even work could stop that, this place gives her some time to herself.”
Sam cleared his throat, “Every night at 6pm she goes to the cafe down the street, always orders the same drink and sits in the booth by the window with a book in her hand, she hasn’t done that for weeks,” he told them, his arms folded over his chest as he looked at the place where she once stood.
Bucky frowned, suddenly feeling angry, furious even, “Why? I mean, why has she just stopped doing stuff?”
The blonde haired super solider pinched his nose and took a deep breath, “I think we’re asking the wrong questions,” he muttered, “What we need to find out is who that man was, because I’ve never seen him before in my life.”