correct truth

i also loved that in this episode simon explicitly discussed and acknowledged his jewish heritage and the trauma of having family that survived an incredibly devastating and horrific genocide, and that maia explicitly acknowledged that she’s black and that she’s doubly profiled by cops and shadowhunters. i love that luke finally rid himself of being chained to clary. i love that he told jace like it is, and said that this is exactly how a downworlder revolt starts, and that if the shadowhunters don’t want one then they shouldn’t treat people like shit. i love that clary, for once, wasn’t a white savior but she did tell off imogen herondale and everything she said was truthful and correct without it falling into her usual trap of ostentatious and performative idealism. i love that maia was unafraid to beat up the shadowhunters, including jace. i love that she comforted simon and that she held jace accountable for his actions. i love that clary did too. i love that meliorn wasn’t villainized, that instead he got to help raphael and isabelle out. i love that jace apologized to maia wholeheartedly. i love that jace realized that he’s not cut out to be the leader of the institute and that he gave the position to whom it rightfully belongs to - his brother and parabatai, alec. i love that alec apologized to magnus completely sincerely and understood what magnus was trying to teach him. 

i love that they all came together as a group, as a family, to listen to simon sing, and i love that simon dedicated his song to all downworlders. 

Yuri on Ice interview translation - PASH! 2017/03 (p10-11)

The second part of the episode commentary by Mitsurou Kubo! I have now fixed it with all the italic & bold parts as in the magazine (in the magazine they are actually bold & bolder). If you have any questions please send me a private message and I’ll reply when I have some time.

You can find the first commentary about episodes 1-6 here.

Just a note: when she quotes lines from the episodes I’m not using any of the “official” English translations, I’m translating them as I would translate them myself, so they might not be like you are used to hear them, but I think you will understand which lines they are anyway.

The translation is under the cut because it’s long.

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Another from this long list of prompts, completely unprompted.

Number Ten: “If you use up all the hot water again, I swear to god! You’re on the couch for a month!!”

Stiles needed to take a good long look at his life, he decided as he dug the emergency plastic seat covers out of the trunk of the Camaro.

Reason number one: he and all of his friends kept emergency plastic seat covers in their trunks so in the event of a big bad monster exploding all over them, they wouldn’t have to explain massive blood stains to the guy at the auto detailing shop.


They only made that mistake once, and Lydia spent the night in jail three counties over.

Stiles shook out the plastic with a spiteful flourish at the universe, and laid it out over the leather passenger seat, while Derek did the same for the driver’s before sliding in.

Stiles hesitated, bracing himself.

Reason number two: Stiles was far too young to always be this sore.

He groaned as he lowered himself into the car and the plastic crinkled underneath him. His knee was messed up, he knew that much without professional opinion, but he was going to hold off on an official diagnosis unless it got to the point where he couldn’t walk on it. And he was pretty sure that none of the blood soaking his khakis was actually his, so compared to the last few big faceoffs, he was doing pretty well.

But it was the soreness, the constant aches when he got up in the morning—his shoulder actually ached with the weather. His grandfather had that problem, and even his dad didn’t have as many back problems.

Stiles was twenty-eight and there were days when a bad enough thunderstorm rolled through, and all he could do was lie on the couch and pop Tylenol like candy.

At this rate he’d be using a cane at thirty.

He yawned as Derek put the car in gear and drove towards home, letting himself drift off.

Reason number three: he was always, always exhausted.

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So, allow me to tell you what’s happening here. Anna (pictured above) found my work on Pinterest uncredited, and because she couldn’t find me, she used it for a tattoo without my permission. The only reason I know about this, is because she approached me with the intention to own up for her mistake and correct it. Although the truth is, we both kind of lost in this situation.

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Ohhh, some people don’t like you to talk like that. Ohh, some people like to shut you up for saying those things. You know that. Lots of people. Lots of groups in this country want to tell you how to talk. Tell you what you can’t talk about. Well, sometimes they’ll say, well you can talk about something but you can’t joke about it. Say you can’t joke about something because it’s not funny. Comedians run into that shit all the time.

George Carlin

Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.
—  The above quote is the 2007 winning entry from an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term. This year’s term was ’ Political Correctness ’.

Just so you all know, you can ask me anything, any time. I’ll answer truthfully and — to the best of my ability — correctly.

Warning: Don’t ask anything about Algebra, ‘cause you’ll be screwed. ;-)

PS: If you don’t want your question and my answer posted publicly, make sure you ask me to answer privately.

To tell someone the truth does not mean to claim that you’re correct; it only is to claim that you are trying to communicate the way things look to you as clearly as possible, and that you’re open to the possibility of correction. - Jordan Peterson

Adoration of the Magi by Francois Boucher [1760]

Hearts have been classified into three types:

  1. The healthy and sound heart which contains no impediment preventing it from accepting the truth, loving it, and giving it preference. Its understanding of the truth is correct and it accepts it with complete submission.
  2. The dead, harsh, and dry heart that does not accept the truth or submit to it.
  3. The diseased heart, when its disease predominates it, joins the ranks of the dead and harsh heart. But if its soundness predominates, it joins the ranks of the truthful and sound heart.

  — Ibn Qayyim || Ighathatul Lahfan fi Masayid ash-Shaytan 1/7

Dear Kathy Griffin

Own up to your shit.
Free speech isn’t just saying whatever the fuck you want, it is paying the consequences for what you say.
Don’t hide behind comedy, There was no punchline.
Hey Kathy - take responsibility. Take accountability, lick it up, grow up. You made your shitty bed, now sleep in it, crazy fugly bitch. 

You’re just another washed up near-has-been, D-lister talentless, privileged celebrity. 

Another Leftist woman claiming to be a “comedian” who isn’t funny. Your people killed comedy. Political Correctness killed comedy. And what you did wasn’t anti-political correctness, because it lacked truth. all you did was mimic an ISIS beheading.
You’re not laughing are you? 

Who is laughing? No one.

Your “joke” sucked ass. 

It was a political statement. And an arrogant and snobby one at that. You were not just saying “fuck you, Trump”. you were saying fuck you to the American People who voted for him, and because they didn’t vote for your ISIS co-founder Clinton is why you are so butthurt and insufferable.

Take your lashing, cunt. 

You brought this on yourself.
This was just another Liberal Media attempt at bringing up your lying, manipulative bullshit narrative of your “OMG racist, homophobic, sexist, misogynist, xenophobic, Trump is a meanie, bully, muh Russia conspiracy etc” always playing the victim.

Get the fuck over it. You lost. We’re now in June. half way into 2017. 



yunho’s… rap…? (・□・;) // trans cr // refer to: yunho's 인생의 진리 rap.

bigbang stans are so g man….,…like….carrot me if i’m wrong but……i hve nvr seen “group wars” w/bigbang stans …..they over there sipping their tea….minding their business….watching us all like the disappointed, successful, aunt at family dinners….bless them…..

Yuri on Ice Didn’t Make History

Kubo: “Regarding Yuuri and Victor’s scene after the FS, I was fine with it being interpreted in any way. However this is the part that had more response from overseas, I was even directly asked “which one it was”. And then I heard from Japanese people too that some had an argument with their friends over whether they kissed or not, or they just hugged. I was surprised that people would want to know the truth. Up until then I had always thought that people wanted to be able to interpret fiction how they preferred. But seeing the reactions that this episode received, I realized that even if it’s fiction, inside people’s mind this series exists as a world of its own and so they believe that there must be a correct truth, an exact answer somewhere. “

“I was surprised that people would want to know the truth. “

Well, kubo, the reason that people want to know the truth is because this show is being lauded as a great representation of lgbt, as a “history making” show. There’s a big difference between victor and yuuri kissing in front of a stadium or hugging in front of one in terms of what it means for the nature of their relationship so….yeah that’s why people are asking.

Up until then I had always thought that people wanted to be able to interpret fiction how they preferred.

Hmm, well that means that people who /what/ it to be gay can see it as gay and people who /want/ to be straight can see it as straight. It’s all up to preference eh? Well, in that case this isnt a representation of lgbt at all. This post says it best:

I heard from Japanese people too that some had an argument with their friends over whether they kissed or not

I remember seeing lots of people saying that the japanese fandom didn’t need confirmation of the “kiss” because their “culture is different”…yet it looks like they did. Obviously they did, because Kubo herself left it up to interpretation.

And of course in the same interview she says that the previously thought “engagement rings” are actually “protective charms or “similar to members of the same circle deciding to have a matching item

“The first time I met director Yamamoto, 2 years ago, she told me that she wanted to create an anime about the deep bond between a coach and an athlete”

And there you go. In my honest opinion, THIS was the purpose of Yuri on Ice, to show the bond between coach/athlete, not to have a gay/bi protag, not to portray a gay main couple. Whatever sexual/romantic/non-platonic relationship the fandom perceived from the fan service wasn’t completely intentional, and definitely wasnt meant to be seen as “revolutionary”

“Right around that time, I heard that some athletes have a mentality that they “skate for the sake of their love.” In this case, it seemed that the “love” they were referring to would probably be a lover, and even if they’re not together, as long as they think about their significant other, they can do their best and would show results because of that.”

Kubo says she gets the idea of yuuri and yurio skating for love from real athletes that  “skate for the sake of their love.” And in the case of the athletes she referred to, they were probably inspired by their lovers. 

“These days, figure skaters apparently allow themselves to be overwhelmed by love or by their feelings and translate that onto the ice.”

 So love or “feelings” help skaters excel on ice. Ok 

“Regardless of what kind of love is represented, I think as long as we are able to treat it with great care, I believe that this interesting aspect would be able to be conveyed well.” 

THIS is the big thing though, “regardless of what kind of love is represented”. And here is classic kubo going back to vague once again. So she doesnt have a definitive answer for what type of love is presented? 

Is yuuri skating for viktor as his lover? Is yuuri skaiting for Viktor his idol? Is he skating for Viktor his coach? Is he skating for Viktor his new friend? What kind of love is yuuri skating with? Kubo does not definitively confirm it . Furthermore theres nothing in the actual show that definitively confirms it. 

Now remember that there are all kinds of love. People seem to go crazy over the word but “love” by itself has a variety of aspects. And remember that Yurio as well skates for love, the love of his friends and family. 

Of course you can ship victuuri if you wan’t. You can ship anything, but imo nothing about this show in particular or this couple “made history”.

Once and Again | Zen/Hyun Ryu x Reader

RATING: General
GENRE: Angst
SUMMARY: Zen doesn’t know why it feels wrong to him that you’re with another man.
NOTE: Reset Theory
AUTHOR’S COMMENT: I’m a bit baffled as to why I haven’t posted this on my Tumblr yet; this was a fic I wrote when I finished Zen’s route, so like…from a while ago, hah.

Zen doesn’t know why, but the moment you logged into the private RFA chatroom, he felt as though he had met you before; somewhere in a past life or something like that. But that was impossible, he thought. After all, there’s no way he could possibly forget such a beautiful and charming woman such as yourself. Well, he assumed you were beautiful despite never having seen your face before; something in his heart told him that his assumptions were correct though. But the truth is that the male truly did forget you, just like how you too had forgotten about him and the rest of the RFA when that mysterious app you installed just two weeks ago had reset itself.

You conversed with each of the members of the RFA, completely oblivious to the fact that you’ve had these conversations before. Sure, your responses were slightly different from before, but it wasn’t like you remembered them anyways. You felt a slight sense of déjà vu, but you shrugged it off; perhaps it was just the whole new and confusing situation that you were suddenly thrust into that made you feel that way. Zen felt the same as you did and found himself logging in more often ever since you joined. He enjoyed talking with you, and whenever he saw that you were online at the same time as him, his heart would always skip a beat.

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anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Saiouma as a ship? I don't particularly like it because Ouma has to suffer with an unrequited love for a detective who doesn't come around to his way of thinking before he d i e s and also thought of him as a villain goddamn it saihara

Haha, I’m actually a pretty avid saiouma shipper—it’s my favorite ship of any DR game, really. It’s one of those things where I can understand why it didn’t work out because of the problems that arise in canon, but I can’t help being particularly invested in all the potential it could have had under different circumstances.

Saihara’s lack of understanding can be frustrating, certainly, but it’s also something that’s necessary from a plot perspective. Kodaka so obviously wanted to craft Ouma into a “catbox” character, someone whose intentions and motivations were kept secret to the end, in order to give players a reason to go back and replay the game and try to pick up hints they might not have noticed before.

Ouma himself wanted to remain an enigma to the very end. It’s not entirely Saihara’s fault that he couldn’t crack the “mystey” that Ouma was, when Ouma himself was making it so intentionally difficult for him.

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