“Yes, yes it was. You know why? Because you’re boiling and I won’t have more of your self-sacrificing ass. So, suck it up and take off your clothes, you need a bath.” You put the pillow aside, watching as he clenched his lids shut, refusing to look at you.
“Move, (Y/N). I’m fine.”
“Liar.” You pressed, shaking him a little. He had to wake up.
He huffed, rolling on the bed. “Please, I just need to sleep.”
am i the only one who gets this incredible feeling whenever i really love an anime? it’s only happened with a few shows, and i can rewatch them however many times i want and i still get that feeling. i can’t explain it, but i really hope i can find some more shows that make me feel this way
Sakamichi No Apollon -Drama- Maybe my opinion is slightly biased because of my love for jazz, but the way sakamichi no apollon explores romance, music, and the everyday drama and lives of these characters, had me hooked from episode one.
Beast Player Erin -Fantasy- Now technically there is a bit of action in this series. BUT I would argue that the majority of the series is a coming of age/political story, with love both familial and romantic, and a touching story about the relationship between a girl and a magical beast, i’d say it’s worth a watch.
Mushi-shi -Fantasy- Mushi-shi is a great story for those who enjoy the feeling of exploring in a world of fantasy. As it follows a man wandering the world following rumors of possible mushi, and helping others, you’ll find yourself sucked deep into a well built fantasy world with background music that you only WISH you had IRL.
This one is a little different from most others on this list, the story revolves around a woman off to find her mother and the man she left to marry. She finds herself uprooting into a new life working in the strange restaurant her mother and secret stepfather run, making friends, and falling in love, all the while no one knows she’s even her daughter.
House Of Five Leaves -historical drama- This show has great characters and unique art and atmosphere that set it apart from other shows instantly. And if you’ve ever wondered “what would a show about samurai be like without all the actiony fights all the time?” this show answers that question.
Sora No Woto -Military- Though it’s a military show, it rarely ever has all that much action. The show IMO focuses a lot on themes of hope in times of war, showing how it affects the people involved. It also focuses a lot on characters overcoming their problems and building relationships with one another in a kind of bittersweet way.
Hozuki no reitetsu-Comedy- It felt to me like a good idea to throw in a nice comedy at the end of a list with so many bittersweet titles. Hoozuki focuses on “life” and Business in hell, with a dark and sometimes dry adult sense of humor, in a strange slice of life setting i found this show to be an enjoyable and a relaxing watch.
And McKenzie number two. When I write about them again, the story posts are gonna be set two years after the things you previously read about. That’s also my excuse for the more mature look that came with the revamp. She’s twenty now.
Summary: Dance school!AU (or the Step Up/Pride and Prejudice mash up nobody asked for). Bucky Barnes is forced to take twelve hours of commercial dance classes to pass the year- and that just happens to be your regular weekly dance class.
I am SO PSYCHED for this chapter (and I usually try to leave a few days between each update to give people time to read the latest part but I COULDN’T RESIST). Trust me. It’s a good ‘un. Anyway we broke 50 notes on Part 7?! Whaaaat?! Given that I’ve never written one of these before and this ain’t *technically* my fandom I’m astonished to even get one stranger interested in reading this story and I’m so grateful to you all <3 (all the songs featured are linked to the appropriate YouTube video in case you haven’t heard them before/just want to listen anyway)
B: is Sunday eve ok
B: or we can ditch
the film night on Sat
Y: I’m on the
night-shift again Sunday so it will have to be the latter
Privately, you think it will give your group of friends
enough ammunition for gossip for the next three weeks, but decide against
sharing that with Bucky. Just in case- just on the off-chance- that you’re
reading this situation entirely wrong.
Regardless of how Bucky’s interpreting your invitation,
you’re in a state of nervous excitement for the whole day. You decide, then
immediately refute, what you’re going to wear at least three times. You tidy
and re-tidy every inch of your tiny flat. Your stomach seems to be full of
spring-loaded frogs at a rave. Eventually you put on your most comforting music
and make a start on the soup.
The doorbell goes just as you put the pot on to simmer, and
you jolt in surprise.
Stay calm, you
tell yourself, don’t freak out. Then
you take a deep breath, calmly put down the oven glove, and head downstairs.
This letter goes out to those of you who discover their sexual/romantic orientation by falling in love with their best friend.
This can be a beautiful but also a very confusing time for you. It’s normal to have lots of questions. Am i really in love or do i just love them as a friend? Am i a bad friend if i daydream about kissing them? Is this just a phase? Will i risk our friendship if i tell them? Am i a bad friend if i don’t tell them? All those doubts are perfectly normal. But let me tell you a secret: The answer to almost all of your worries is either “No” or “It doesn’t matter”.
What if you actually just like them as a friend? What if you’re actually straight and they are the “one big exception”? What if this is just a phase? Worries like these are often due to internalized heteronormativity (that means, you assume everyone is straight/it’s normal to be straight because that’s what society taught you). So, having those questions swirling in your head is in no way proof that you can’t be lgbt+. But, and that’s even more important, - it doesn’t matter. So what if you are “just confused”? Many people have a crush and later discover it wasn’t actually true love. That doesn’t make them evil. And just because your crush isn’t a hetero crush, that doesn’t change.
Allow yourself to feel the butterflies in your stomach. Enjoy those nice emotions you feel for your friend. Don’t steal your own joy by over-analyzing it. This leads to the next set of doubts:
Are you a bad person if…? No. Simply no. You’re not a bad person for being in love, and that includes all the things love causes. Daydreams about your friend? Completely normal and good for you, daydreams help your brain to sort out things. Your friend is taken or straight? Falling in love with someone you can’t have happens to many people, don’t worry. You enjoy hugs embarrassingly much? Unless you force touch on them that they don’t want, this is perfectly okay! They wouldn’t hug you if they didn’t enjoy it as well, even if it’s in a non-romantic way.
Should you tell them? Sadly i can’t answer this for you. It heavily depends on the circumstances and there’s no general guideline. Some things you may consider before you decide are: How would you deal if they react badly? Are you generally in a position where it’s safe to come out? Have you two ever talked about lgbt+ topics before and how did they react? Are they trustworthy (Yes, you like them but are they the kind of person who will tell everyone and their aunt about your feelings for them? If yes, how would this affect you?)?
Last but not least: Beautiful love stories can blossom from friendship and “We were friends for X years before we started dating” is quite common. So, (especially if you know your friend is lgbt+, too, or you have a strong feeling they feel the same way about you): I’ll cross my fingers for you, best of luck! <3
dunno how i feel about people calling what’s transpiring in the lwa fandom a ship war between ankko and dianakko fans, when the former is legitimately not doing anything to anyone besides loving and defending their ship and one of their favorite characters from the latter’s vitriolic portion of their fandom when we have to.
we’re not the ones invading the diana/dianakko tags at high speed, spouting bullshit that tears down diana as a character despite her development, invalidating the dianakko ship, or being downright nasty to the shippers just because they like or defend it. because not only do we not have anything against dianakko, as many of us see the validity in the ship, but we actually really love diana, and respect it/her and the shippers enough not to be dicks about something they love.
this whole mess is completely one-sided, as there hasn’t been a single andrew/ankko fan that said they hated diana/dianakko. we’re just getting fed up with some of its fandom and their inability to “stay in their lane,” so by default, our love of diana/dianakko is waning. the one and only thing we’ve asked, that many of them refuse to comply with, is that they don’t tag their hate in the andrew/ankko tags. that’s it. we don’t care if you hate andrew or ankko, though we wish people would actually give some real, valid reasons other than the usual, subjective opinion of “he’s boring,” “serves no purpose in the narrative,” “is a jerk,” etc., two of which aren’t true at all, because the narrative and his development actually contradict those last two “reasons" and the first applies to whichever individuals that personally feel that way. we just want you to stay out of the tags.
it’d be easier if people just came right out and said that he “got in the way of their ship,” because that is legitimately what it all boils down to, rather than us having to pick apart these strawman arguments every, single time someone finds the balls to enter the tag with a nasty ass attitude. i’m not saying that anyone who isn’t an andrew/ankko fan can’t enter the tags; i’m not the boss of anybody here. but, we’re pleading here, that if you don’t have authentic constructive criticism that we may have a genuine dialogue, instead of the billion and one “i hate this dude/ship because…” lists, then stop entering the tags. many of us have been through enough ship wars to last a lifetime and are getting quite sick of it.
one last thing, there’s a case of hypocrisy that i feel needs to be addressed here, in the case of the diana/dianakko and andrew/ankko fandoms. if you don’t want us to defend andrew/ankko, stop coming in the tag like you have a chip on your shoulder. keep that shit on your blog or find somewhere else to complain that’s not his or the ship’s tag, otherwise you will be met with opposition. you see, because we don’t actively go onto your blog or into the diana/dianakko tags seeking to start drama just because we prefer andrew/ankko. we don’t even send character/ship hate (that i know of). that would literally be us trying to shove our opinion down your throat like an angry mother bird, you know, kinda like what some of y'all do to us, and we don’t want to do that. instead, we block you to avoid it, because life’s too short to be bitching over which fictional character/ship is better, when they’re both valid characters/ships. we don’t invade the diana/dianakko tags at high voltage speed, because, newsflash, some of us are actually multishippers and know how to ship one without putting down the other, and we actually really respect how many of you feel about your preference. again, why? because they’re both good, balanced, healthy ships and help akko grow as a person. now, imagine if we did to diana/dianakko what many of y'all seem so intent on doing to us? yeah, not a pretty sight.
literally all we’re asking you guys to do is leave us alone. you don’t like andrew? that’s fine. you hate ankko? okay, cool. it’s a free country. but please, stay out of the tag with the aggressive/passive-aggressive remarks, blaming us for why you hate him/it even more when all we’re doing is what you’re doing - loving our ship and andrew without invalidating yours or diana.
imagine person A is in the hospital for some reason and person B comes to visit them. person A is pretending to be asleep (or is woken up by person B’s voice) while person B is talking to them and saying really sweet things. then person B leans over and gives them a really sweet kiss. since person A is attached to a heart monitor, it starts going crazy and person B then realizes that person A was awake the whole time.
How would Kara react to finding out his s/o doesn't feel like she deserves affection or love because she genuinely hates herself?
Let me happily tell you about this lovely blue boy’s reaction. Please, enjoy what I can offer.
- It’s gonna take some time before he notices exactly why you seem so tense when he showers you in his sincere compliments. He’s almost sure you just aren’t interested in the kind things he has to say.
- it’s only when he asks you to explain yourself that he realizes exactly what is going on and he is taken back by your feelings.
- How could someone he loves so deeply think of themselves in such a manner? And how could they believe they aren’t deserving of the prose that is hand crafted to enlighten them to their own beauty?
- He has a brand new tactic. Each day, he will pull you close, so close his heartbeat is sounding against your chest.
- “I will never disagree with you, my love, but only this one time. You’re wrong.”
- As sad as it may be, he understands how to help because Ichi has struggled with the same feelings as well. He knows simply spouting compliments won’t do the trick. So what does he do?
- He begins with compliments on what you wear, how you style your hair, your makeup, your mannerisms. Why? Because this isn’t about how you are, or how you look. These are traits you can decide. He’s not complimenting you on things you can’t physically change, at least not easily, so he compliments the things you enjoy because he loves it when you’re confident about your choices.
- Next, he often treats you with things that pertain to interests so small you never thought he’d remember. This is to remind you that you are worth so much to him that he wants to remember everything, and I mean everything you tell him about yourself.
- Then he begins his usual prose about your body, your mind, your voice. Some days it’s as general as your silhouette, other days it’s as detailed as the curve to your fingers.
- This amount of effort was all because he has no way to tell you outright that your wrong and make you believe it. It’s hard work to accept yourself, and while that is work you must take on as a decision to make yourself happier, his support will lie as close to you as he does in the middle of the night, holding you so tight you can still hear his rhythmic heartbeat against your skin as his lips murmur praise until the sun welcomes you to a new day