“Hello, everyone, my name is John Wilkes Booth and you’re watching the Broadway dot com show. What’s a dot com? I don’t - understand what that means.” (x)

Clipped this for our own edification, so here it is in case anyone else wants to watch just this bit over and over and over again…

so, abt haikyuu and the male gaze:

the introduction of kiyoko in the anime is enormously disappointing to me, because the manga overall purposefully avoids allowing the reader to participate in the male gaze….i mean, noya and tanaka go on about kiyoko, and there was the line recently about the managers at the training camp, but the reader is not given the chance to? participate? and the most overtly sexy character in the entire thing (tanaka saeko) is also treated with the bare minimum/absence of male gaze.

so having kiyoko’s introduction framed in that way is unfaithful to the manga.  as gaby said, it feels like in the manga she wears oversized tracksuits a lot to purposefully avoid stuff like this. having the tits/ass shot be the first thing we see of her is disappointing, unnecessary fanservice.

Little is known by any one but the spiritual man,
Who has in his heart a touchstone of vital truth.
The others, hovering between two opinions,
Fly towards their nest on a single wing.
Knowledge has two wings, opinion only one wing;
Opinion is weak and lopsided in its flight.
The bird having only but one wing quickly drops down,
And again flies on two steps or more.
This bird of opinion goes on rising and falling…
On one wing, in hope to reach his nest.
When he escapes from opinion and knowledge is seen,
This bird gains two wings and spreads both of them.
Afterwards he “goes upright on a straight path, …
Not grovelling on his face or creeping.”
He flies up on two wings even as the Angel Gabriel,
Free of opinion, of duplicity, and of vain talk.

‘so j i’m watching the hq anime should i read the manga’ YES YOU SHOULD HERE’S WHY:

  • holy characterization details, batman, such as hinata’s little tiny manipulative streak and a whole bunch of small grace note moments between daichi and suga
  • the facial expressions
  • i know the facial expressions are great in the anime but the manga is something else
  • every single panel is a delight, with good dialogue and beautiful composition
  • in fact, the entire manga is a masterpiece of pacing and frame usage; the flow of the action is clear, the games are dynamic, the art itself is technically spot-on re anatomy, foreshortening, value usage, etc
  • just. just read it. pleas e read the thing. please.
How To Read A Stab Wound

Most emergency departments do not see much penetrating trauma. But it is helpful to be able to learn as much as possible from the appearance of these piercing injuries when you do see them. This post will describe the basics of reading stab wounds.

Important: This information will allow some basic interpretation of wounds. It will not qualify you as a forensics expert by any means. I do not recommend that you document any of this information in the medical record unless you have specific forensic training. You should only write things like “a wound was noted in the midepigastrium that is 2 cm in length.” Your note can and will be used in a court of law, and if you are wrong there can be significant consequences for the plaintiff or the defendant. This information is for your edification only.

1. What is the length of the wound? This does not necessarily correspond to the width of the blade. Skin stretches as it is cut, so the wound will usually retract to a length that is shorter than the full width of the blade.

2. Is the item sharp on one side or both? This can usually be determined by the appearance of the wound. A linear wound with two sharp ends is generally a two sided knife. A wound with one flat end and one sharp end is usually from a one-sided weapon. The picture below shows a knife wound with one sharp side.

3. Is there a hilt mark? This can usually be detected by looking for bruising around the wound. The picture below shows a knife wound with a hilt mark.

4. What is the angle? If both edges are symmetric, the knife went straight in. If one surface has a tangential appearance, then the knife was angled toward that side. You can approximate the direction of entry by looking at the tangential surface of the wound edge. In this example, the blade is angling upward toward the right.

5. How deep did it go? You have no way of knowing unless you have the blood stained blade in your possession. And yes, it is possible for the wound to go deeper than the length of the knife, since the abdominal wall or other soft tissues can be pushed inwards during the stab.