Tu sais, j'avais juste besoin d'oublier même après toutes ces années. Alors j'me suis engouffrée sous l'eau chaude et j'ai attendu. J'attendais désespérément que la chaleur et la vapeur nettoient tout ça. Histoire d'oublier la sensation de sa peau contre la mienne, de son souffle rapide au creux de mon cou, de son visage répugnant penché au dessus de mon corps. Mais ça ne marche pas, ça ne marche jamais.
L'eau continuaient de me brûler le dos et d'inonder le carrelage alors que j'essayais tant bien que mal de calmer mon souffle rauque et de faire taire mes idées noires.
Alors, j'ai pense à toi. Mon ancrage dans la réalité au milieu de toute cette horreur. Désolée pour toi chéri, tu es devenu la bouée de sauvetage, mon point d'ancrage.
There’s a theory going around that Mr. Kubdel (Alix’s dad) is Hawkmoth, and Gabriel Agreste is a red herring to lead us off the path. My husband has a theory that Hawkmoth is neither and it’s actually Gabriel’s secret twin brother that will show up to throw EVERYone off. I’m sick on the couch, so I thought I’d binge a few episodes and see if this idea has any merit. I’m not going to state the obvious stuff pointing to Gabriel as Hawkmoth (his safe full of Miracu-crap, his interest in LB’s and CN’s Miraculous in the Jackady episode, the ENTIRETY of the Jackady episode, etc.). Just some new observations. Here we go!
The first question is “how does Hawkmoth keep his Miraculous hidden?”. We know that the butterfly Miraculous is a brooch, which could explain either of these fashion choices:
(Even though Gabriel should know that stripes are SO last season.)
Neither of them are ever seen without their neck wear (and Mr. Kubdel’s is even purple).
There is also the question of Hawky’s baby blues and chiseled features, which both candidates have. However, look at their noses:
It’s kind of hard to see here, but both Gabriel and Hawkmoth have similar noses. Mr. Kubdel’s, however, is slightly hooked at the end. Unless he’s squishing the tip of his nose into that mask, it doesn’t match.
Now, let’s look at the theory that Hawkmoth’s observatory is somewhere in Gabriel’s office. I mentioned in a previous post that my husband thought the entrance was either behind the painting of his wife or somewhere close by. It would explain why he’s in his office in both the Jackady and Christmas episodes right before we see Hawkmoth. Ironically, he also caused both of those akumas personally. Hmmm….
In Jackady, he’s looking RIGHT AT THE PAINTING before Hawkmoth appears.
We’re led to believe Chat Noir had reminded him of “someone he knew” (aka, his wife) and that this is his first suspicion his son is running around Paris in a leather cat suit. But, what if he’s about to go transform? Then, there is the little matter of Hawkmoth telling the akuma in the very next scene NOT to go after Gabriel. And once Gabriel’s dad-napped, Hawks doesn’t appear in the rest of the episode. Convenient.
So, Gabriel is Hawkmoth, right? Not so fast…
Next, let’s look at the evil lair.
Again, hard to tell, but the room isn’t a typical square room. It’s square-ish with rounded corners. Supposing that the room either exists in the Agreste mansion (for Gabriel) or the Louvre (for Mr. Kubdel), which building would fit a room like that?
The answer? Both.
When we see an akuma being sent out, we get this scene, almost every single time.
Notice the Eiffel Tower in the background? Waaaaay far away from our fav villain’s lair? Now, look at where the Agreste Mansion is…
But then, what–
Not the exact distance, but close. Also, check out this post by @legend-of-sora
. They do a great job of discussing the Louvre theory using Google maps.
The conclusion is that either one of these gentlemen could be Hawkmoth. OR, it could be Gabe’s evil twin trying to bring his sister back and Gabriel just knows about the Miraculous because he has a freaking shrine to them in his safe. Either way, it’s fun to speculate and this show does a great job of giving you an answer and then making you doubt yourself with just one or two scenes.
When talking to french people, focus on innocuous topics like the weather, current events (“avez-vous lu à propos de..?” Have you read about…?), and cultural topics like food, movies, art, music, and so on. And remember to use vous instead of tu!
I only speak a little French. Je ne parle qu'un peu le français.
I am learning French, but I am only a beginner. J'apprends le français mais je ne suis qu'un débutant.
I have been learning french for 2 days / 2 weeks / 2 months / 1 year / 2 years. J'apprends le français depuis deux jours / deux semaines / deux mois / un an / deux ans.
Will you please correct me? Peux-tu me corriger, s'il te plaît?
What does ___ mean? Que veut dire ___?
What does that mean? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire?
Can you explain in French/English to me? Peux-tu m'expliquer en français / anglais?
What does that mean in this context? Qu'est-ce que ça veut dire dans ce contexte?
What is the French word for ___? Quel est le mot français pour ___?
Is this/that correct? C'est juste?
Am I wrong? Je me trompe?/Est-ce que j'ai tort?
Am I correct? Est-ce que j'ai raison?
Do you understand? Est-ce que tu me comprends?
I do not understand. Je ne comprends pas.
I want to improve my level in French. Je veux améliorer mon niveau de français.
I need to practice French. J'ai besoin de pratiquer le français.
Do you have time to speak with me? As-tu le temps de parler avec moi ?
Can you help me to learn French? Peux-tu m'aider à apprendre le français?
Do you mind if we speak in French? Ça te dérange si nous parlons en français?
Can you please speak in French? it helps me to learn. Peux-tu me parler en français s'il te plaît? Ça m'aide à apprendre.
How do you say ’___’ in French? Comment dit-on ’___’ en français ?
I struggle with spelling / reading / writing / listening / pronunciation. J'ai du mal avec l'orthographe / la lecture / l'écriture / la compréhension orale / la prononciation.
Can you please repeat? I did not understand. Pouvez-vous répéter s'il vous plaît ? Je n'ai pas compris.
I don’t speak French fluently. Je ne parle pas couramment le français.
I am confused. Je suis perdu(e).
I don’t know how to say it in French. Je ne sais pas comment le dire en Français,
Sorry (or ‘pardon’), what did you say? Pardon, qu'est-ce que tu as dit?
I’ve never heard of that. Je n'ai jamais entendu ça.
That makes sense. Ça se tient.
That does not make sense. Ça n'a aucun sens.
What’s happening? / What’s going on? Qu'est-ce qui se passe?
What do you mean by ’___’ ? Qu'est-ce que tu entends par ’___’? / Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire par ’___’?
⭐️ Personal Stuff ⭐️
Here is a list of phrases you can use and practice when giving and asking for personal information. Take note that the list makes use of the formal “vous”.
Comment vous appelez-vous? What is your name?
Je m'appelle Christine. My name is Christine.
Quel est votre nom? What is your name?
Comment allez-vous? How are you?
Je vais bien, merci. I am doing well, thank you.
Très bien, merci. Very well, thank you.
Quel âge avez-vous? How old are you?
J'ai # ans. I am # years old.
J'ai trente ans. I am thirty years old.
J'ai quarante-deux ans. Iam forty two old.
Quelle est votre nationalité? What is your Nationality?
Je suis canadien(ne). I am Canadian.
Je suis américain(e). I am American.
Je suis chinois(e). I am Chinese.
Je suis coréen(ne). I am Korean.
Où habitez-vous? Where do you live?
J'habite en Californie. I live in California.
Quel est votre numéro de téléphone? What is your phone number?
Mon numéro de téléphone est le … My phone number is …
Où êtes-vous né(e)? Where were you born?
Je suis né(e) à… I was born in…
Êtes-vous marié(e)? Are you married?
Oui, je suis marié. Yes, I am married
Non, je ne suis pas marié. No, I am not married
Je suis célibataire. I am single
Est-ce que vous avez des frères et soeurs? Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Je suis fille unique. I am an only child/daughter
Je suis fils unique. I am an only child/son
J'ai - frère(s). I have - brother(s).
J'ai - soeur(s). I have - sisters(s).
Je n'ai pas de frères. I don’t have any brothers.
Je n'ai pas de soeurs. I don’t have any sisters.
Quel est votre métier? What is your job?
Quelle est votre profession? What is your profession?
Que faites-vous dans la vie? What do you do for a living?
Je suis ingénieur. I am an engineer.
Je suis boulanger/boulangère. I am a baker.
Je suis médecin. I am a doctor.
Je suis infirmier/infirmière. I am a nurse.
⭐️ Interests ⭐️
Quel est votre sport préféré? What is your favorite sport? (formal)
Quel est ton sport préféré?
What is your favorite sport? (informal)
Mon sport préféré est… My favorite sport is….
J'aime faire du sport et garder la forme. I like to do sports to keep fit.
Quelle saison préférez-vous? What season do you prefer? (formal
Quelle saison préfères-tu? What season do you prefer? (What season is your favorite?) (informal)
Quels sont vos passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (formal)
Quels sont tes passe-temps préférés? What are your favorite pastimes? (informal)
Mes passe-temps préférés sont… My favorite pastimes are…
Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans votre temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (formal)
Qu'est-ce que tu fais dans ton temps libre? What do you do in your free time? (informal)
Est-ce que vous avez un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet?(formal)
Est-ce que tu as un animal de compagnie? Do you have a pet? (informal)
Non, Je n'ai pas un animal de compagnie. No, I don’t have a pet.
Oui, J'ai un chat. Yes, I have a cat.
Oui, J'ai un chien.Yes, I have a dog.
Qu'est-ce que vous aimez? What do you like?
J'aime le jazz. I like jazz.
J'aime le rock. I like rock.
J'aime le hip-hop. I like hip-hop.
Je n'aime pas le rap. I don’t like rap.
Je n'écoute pas de la musique très souvent. I don’t listen to music very often.
J'aime les films d'amour. I like romance films.
J'aime les films d'aventures. I like adventure films.
Je n’aime pas faire du ski. I don’t like skiing.
Qu'est-ce que vous aimeriez faire dans la vie? What would you like to do in life ?
J'aimerais être chef. I would like to be a chef.
J'aimerais être un bibliothécaire. I would like to be a librarian.
Big Ol’ Honkin’ OC Question List-- Long Post Ahead!
Alright, here we go– I put together a list of questions about OCs that you can reblog and have people send in asks for you! I set it up so you can be like, “A3″, “D2″, et cetera… Keep checking in here to the original post in case I add some more to the list! In the meantime, I hope y’all have some fun with this and maybe use it to learn a little bit more about your OCs or get to share things about them!!
What of the Meyers-Briggs personality types they most fit into? INFP, ENFT, et cetera…
What alignment are they? Chaotic neutral, lawful evil, et cetera…
Do they have any emotional or psychological conditions? Are they aware of it? Do they try to treat it?
Are they a pessimist or an optimist?
Are they good at handling change in their life?
Does your OC tend to assume their interpretation of events and reality is correct, or do they question it? I.e., “I’m sure that’s what you said” versus “It’s possible I misheard you.”
Is your OC confident in their reactions to life in general, or do they get embarrassed or easily shamed for it? I.e., if something startles them, do they insist it WAS scary? When they cry, do they feel like they overreacted?
Is your OC a martyr?
Does your OC make a lot of excuses? For themselves? Others?
Does your OC compromise easily? Too easily?
Does your OC put others’ needs before their own?
Does your OC have any addictions? If so and problematic, have they admitted it to themselves?
Does your OC have any phobias? If so, where did they come from?
Is your character empathetic?
Is your character observant?
Does your OC have to go through their own trials to learn a lesson, or do they listen and learn from observation and lecture? I.e., does your OC listen when someone tries to tell them the importance of budgeting, or do they have to go experience what happens if you don’t budget first?
What’s one of your OC’s proudest moments of themselves?
Do they get jealous easily? Do they feel bad if they do?
What instantly irritates them or puts them in a bad mood?
Are they harsh on themselves?
Do they make excuses often?
Is your OC intended to be found generally attractive? Unattractive? Average? Is there a reason why?
Does your OC place much importance on their appearance? Do they feel confident in it?
What are some of your OC’s biggest personal obstacles? This could be emotional, physical, social… Are they aware of it? Are they trying to overcome it?
Do they believe you have to give respect to get it, or get respect to give it?
Do they get frustrated when lines at places like pharmacies, check-outs, delis, banks, et cetera, are moving slowly?
Under what situations would they get angry at servers, staff, customer service, et cetera?
Do they tip well? How easily can they be moved to not leave a tip?
Do they hold doors open for people?
Would your OC let someone ahead of them in line if your OC had a big cart and the person behind them had very few items?
How do they respond to babies crying in public?
Is your OC considered funny? Do they believe they’re funny?
What kind of humor does your OC like the most? Slapstick, ironic, funny sounds, scare pranks, xD sO rAnDoM…
Does your OC find any “bad” or “mean” humor funny? Do they wish they didn’t?
Your OC is running late to meeting someone: Do they let the other person know? Do they lie about why they’re late?
Your OC orders something to eat and gets their order done in a pretty wrong way, something they can’t just pick off or whatnot to correct, or something major is missing. What do they do?
Do they have a large or small group of friends?
Do they have people they are genuinely honest with about themselves?
Does your OC enjoy social events, such as parties, clubs, et cetera..?
Does your OC like to be the center of attention or more in the mix?
Does your OC have a moral code? If not, how do they base their actions? If so, where does it come from, and how seriously do they take it?
Would your OC feel bad if they acted against their morals? If not, would they find a way to excuse themselves for it?
Is it important for them to be with people (socially, intimately, whatever) whose major ideological tenets align with their own?
Do they consider themselves superior or more important than anyone else? Lesser?
Do your OC’s morals and rules of common decency go out the window when it comes to those they don’t like, or when it’s inconvenient? Aka, are their morals situational?
What do they do when they see someone asking for money or food? If they ignore them, why? If they help, how so?
Do they believe people change over time? If so, is it a natural process or does it take effort?
Is your OC more practical or ideal morally? I.e., do they hold people to high expectations of behavior even if it’s not realistic for the situation, or do they have a more realistic approach and adapt their morality to be more practical?
D. Religion and Life and Death
How religious is your OC? What do they practice, if anything? If they don’t associate with any religion, what do they think of religion in general?
Do they believe in an afterlife?
How comfortable are they with the idea of death?
Would they like to be immortal? Why, why not? If they are immortal, would they rather not be?
Do they believe in ghosts? If not, why? If so, do they think they’re magical/tie into their religion, or are they scientifically plausible?
E. Education and Intelligence
Would you say that your OC is intelligent? In what ways? Would your OC agree?
Which of the nine types of intelligence is your OC strongest in? Weakest? (Linguistic, existential, naturalist, et cetera)
How many languages do they speak?
Did they enjoy school if they went to it?
What’s their highest education level? Do they want to continue their education?
Do they enjoy learning? Do they actively seek out sources of self-education?
Are they a good note-taker? Are they a good test-taker? Do exams make them nervous?
What’s one of your OC’s biggest regrets?
F. Domestic Habits, Work, and Hobbies
What sort of home do they live in now, if at all? How did they end up there?
What’s their ideal home look like? Where is it?
Could they ever live in a “tiny home”?
How clean are they overall with home upkeep?
How handy are they? Can they fix appliances, cars, cabinets, et cetera?
How much do they work? What do they do? Do they enjoy it?
What’s their “dream career” or job situation?
How often are they home?
Are they homebodies and enjoy being home?
Do they engage in any of the arts? How good do you intend them to be? Would they agree they are?
What are some of their favorite things to do for recreation? How did they get into it? What part of it do they like the most?
Would they enjoy a theme park?
G. Family and Growing Up
Is your OC close to their family?
Who makes up your OC’s family, at least the more important members to them?
Does your OC find their family supportive? If not, what would be an example why not?
What kind of childhood did your OC have?
Did they go through any typical phases growing up?
Do they have any favorite childhood memories?
Do they have any childhood memories they’d rather forget or be less affected by?
H. Romance and Intimacy
What is your OC’s orientation, romantic and/or sexual? Has it ever been a source of stress for them? Have they always been pretty sure of their orientation?
Is your OC a thoughtful partner, in whatever aspect of that you want to cover?
Does your OC believe there’s only one ideal partner (or multiple ideal if not monogamous) for everyone, or that there are many people who could be right?
Does your OC believe in love in first sight?
Does your OC believe in marriage (or their culture’s equivalent)?
Has your OC ever cheated on anyone or been cheated on?
What do they look for in partners? (Emotionally, mentally, physically..)
What’s your OC’s idea of a perfect date?
What are some things that your OC finds to be an instant turn-off in potential partners?
What are their favorite kinds of flavors– Sweet, salty, sour, spicy, creamy, et cetera?
Do they have any eating requirements or preferences? Allergies, vegetarian, organic-only, religious restrictions…
Are they vegan/vegetarian (if their overall culture/species generally aren’t)? If so, why? Do they think animal products are wrong in all circumstances?
How often do they cook? Do they order out a lot?
Are they a good cook?
Could they eat the same thing they enjoy over and over and not get bored of it quickly?
J. Politics, Current Events, Environmental Aspects
Where does your OC stand most politically? What would they align with most?
How politically aware are they?
How politically active are they?
Is your OC the sort to fall for fake news? If not, do they ignore it or make a point to clarify that it’s wrong?
Are they or would they protest for a cause they’re passionate about?
How do they react to people whose political viewpoints are very opposite of theirs?
How much interest in environmental health do they have?
In reality-based or applicable worlds, do they believe in global warming? Do they recycle?
K. For OCs in Reality-Based Worlds Who Are Unusual in Paranormal Ways (such as magical abilities, being another species, having a curse like lycanthropy, sci-fi abilities, being from another time, et cetera)– Also for OCs where the scenario is similar even if their universe isn’t based on reality
Does your OC have to keep their paranormal aspect (PA) a secret from general society? If so, how? I.e., they can’t discuss their abilities, they have to hide a tail, they have an alter-ego, et cetera. What would happen if society found out about it?
Are there others in their universe with the same or a similar PA as your OC? I.e., others from different dimensions, others of their same species. Do they know about it?
Does your OC have any friends who know about their PA? Any enemies?
Does your OC ever use their PA to get an advantage? I.e., use their ability to be invisible to steal or get out of things, compete in track while their species is a naturally superior runner, use their invulnerability in careers like police work… If so, do they have any hang-ups about it?
Does your OC feel isolated or unrelatable due to the experience their PA brings with it? If so, how do they deal with it?
Does their PA cause issues in daily life? I.e., if they’re inhuman in a human universe and they can’t go to a doctor or risk the doctor realizing they are not human, super abilities with physical drawbacks, they don’t have control of their abilities and must keep to themselves, et cetera… If so, how do they feel about it?
Does your OC’s PA affect their dietary habits so that they are unusual or problematic by their society’s standards?
What are some routines, if any, of self-care that your OC must engage in that are not typical of their society? I.e., having to file their teeth, maintaining magical rituals, drinking blood…
Does your OC have knowledge that they can’t share with the rest of their world that could improve it if it didn’t cause chaos? I.e., a character from the future knowing about technology not yet invented, but they can’t reveal themselves by sharing it?
Would your OC give up their PA if they could? Why or why not?
L. For the Writer/Owner
How have your characters changed since you created them?
What do you consider the biggest themes in your character, if any?
Did you create the character to be like yourself, did they end up being like yourself, or are they very different from you?
Would you hang out with your OC if you could?
Which OC do you think is the most decent morally or behaviorally?
AKA, which is supposed to a “good guy”?
Which OC do you think is the worst morally or behaviorally?
AKA, which is supposed to be a “bad guy”?
hey, uh, staff? porn bots keep following me and reblogging my personal posts and selfies, which makes me really uncomfortable and could potentially trigger some people. can you maybe do something about it?
Rouge et Noir 第3弾 ピットボス アーレン・クライヴ編 『Double Down』(Rouge et Noir Vol.3 • Pit Boss Arlen Clive Hen)
Hanakagami has announced the third volume of Rouge et Noir! In contrast to the previous two volumes, the featured character is actually a villain. ( • v • )
The drug management division of the public health ministry has been keeping a close eye on the illicit dealings involving the rising popularity of a new drug called “Rouge et Noir.”
After being assigned to the special regional criminal investigation unit due to times of emergency, and given your laudable scores in your training programs, you have been given an especially unique mission as one of the very few female agents in the drug management division.
In specific, you are to infiltrate the syndicate (“House”) currently distributing the drug by making contact with a high-ranked leader of the organization—Arlen Clive.
You manage to catch the eye of Arlen after making numerous visits to and from the bar rumored to be his regular haunt. Arlen, in turn, starts to get closer to you in order to entice you into becoming his lover.
But as you two spend more together, you find yourself becoming increasingly charmed by his mysterious and gentlemanly nature…
hahaha guys the musical version of Romeo and Juliet is just so quality, honestly:
French? Hungarian? You can listen to the soundtrack in English probably, but pick a language and prepare for An Experience
French version is Romeo et Juliette, and it’s the original play/music
the Montagues and Capulets are color-coded. Pretty sure it’s supposed to be red and blue, but honestly, it’s more like magenta and violet. Sharkboy vs Lavagirl, omg
everyone’s hair is so Extra in this version
the d a n c i n g
Les Rois du Monde. Just that song/scene
everyone looks like MCR Killjoys era, and the general visual and musical theme is like, Mad Max if governments still existed
everyone! is so! gorgeous! and amazing!
i just love Juliette a lot in this version, okay?
dialogue updated to more modern language (as far as my subtitle-reading self can tell) and it works really well
nobody cares about Romeo’s lonely soul because everyone is too busy TEARING UP VERONA IN SYNCHRONIZED DANCE STEPS
okay, so I’m a bit biased. I think you should watch both! Definitely, you should watch the French version, because it’s amazing and original! but actually, if you’re going to only watch one of them, you should watch the Hungarian version because:
Benvolio is like 97% more Personality in this version
T H E DANCING
alas, the color-coding is not nearly as obvious, but do not fear, because the hair is cranked up to 300% to make up for it
idk if this was a mistranslation or if this is genuinely the closest English meaning to match the Hungarian, but somewhere in the middle of a really serious song, Romeo says something like “my buddies, my friends” and I can’t stop laughing
Juliet is so pretty and cute and she’s just so excited to fall in love! and meet someone who is cute and nice and wants to kiss her!
if you didn’t already ship R&J you’re freaking going to now they’re so cute i’m literally covering my face with my hands and squealing
pretty much every time Benvolio and Mercutio are sharing the stage, I cannot stop smiling
this Romeo is like Romeo+Hamlet. he’s all introspective and premonitions of doom, so it punches you in the feels that much harder when it turns out he’s RIGHT
the Montagues are a pack of young, feral, hedonistic, heathens and it’s fantastic
the serious parts are actually serious, and they’ll tear you up, let me say. if you didn’t feel feelings about the deaths and the suicides before, you will while watching this musical
(those last 6 are true of the French version, too, I just stuck them in here because I’m biased)