fractured consciousness

Weekends are perfect for picking up some new graphic novels!

SURFSIDE GIRLS: The Secret of Danger Point

Things are getting weird in Surfside. Lately, Samantha’s best friend Jade explodes into fits of giggles whenever she sees a boy, and it’s throwing a wrench into the kick-back summer of surfing and hanging out that Sam had planned. But after swimming through a secret underwater cave, Sam starts to… see things. Like ghosts. And pirates. And maybe something even scarier! Can she and Jade get to the bottom of this mystery in time to save their town?


A father and son go on a road trip to discover train station relics, a professor explains his intricate grading methods, and a pen-pal correspondence gets more suggestive and dangerous. These are all interconnected in John Hankiewicz’s Education through reveries, memories, and nostalgic abstraction to tell a story that only the medium of comics could do justice. In this experimental and rewarding graphic novel, chronology and permanence are in flux while surreal illusions weave in and out of lucid states, remarkably held together by Hankiewicz’s confident, clean line and crosshatchings. Much like Here by Richard McGuire, Education is a time-fracture stream of consciousness told by a veteran cartoonist in his poetic prime.

ETHER: Death of the Last Golden Blaze

A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the Real and the Abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.


The multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series from BRIAN K. VAUGHAN and CLIFF CHIANG continues, as newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in an unexpected new era, where the girls must uncover the secret origins of time travel…or risk never returning home to 1988. Collects PAPER GIRLS #11-15.

SLAM! Vol. 1

Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and retired Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Going in Circles, Why Girls Are Weird) joins artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk) for a tale of friendship, heartbreak, and truly epic jams. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, and a better friend—if the competition doesn’t tear you apart! Collects issues #1-4.


A place in which one’s strength is drawn, Where one feels at home;the place where you are your most authentic self.

Pairing:Jaebum x Reader

Word Count: 2638


Warnings:Mild Language

Request: JB story of him being very paranoid about him being very far away from his girl friend even though she surprises him at one of his concerts

Being a human being comes with many intriguing aspects about oneself that not even the universe can explain. All these complexities that go beyond the surface, a plane of existence that doesn’t exist on exterior. We choose to believe in certain reasons we tend to provide for ourselves to prove something far greater than anything, or is that even made up by the human heart as well?

These are the things that occur in a flurry through Jaebum’s mind as he goes through his everyday life wondering if his significant other will ever leave. Jaebum considers himself to be a lot of things, going from being the hard working leader that has to watch over his six other hatchlings to the paranoid idol that overthinks about the long distance relationship he has with his girlfriend. He considers himself as a complex being, experiencing a whirlwind of emotions that come to him all at once if the buttons are pressed right and hard enough. Talking about his girlfriend was a sensitive topic purely because he is afraid.

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You’re probably sleeping,
As I stare at the ceiling in
The room we used to share.
I still catch myself
Saying our,
A disposed collective
That I grasp hold of
In desperation
In my heart.

You’re probably dreaming,
As I rebuild a rhetoric
In my fractured consciousness
That I’m a feature of your mind
In your repose.

Clawing myself into
An eventual torpor
My nights draw grey,
A dreamless sleep
As empty as
My hopeless days.

anonymous asked:

That one anon brought up a point. If Sei and Aoba had both been raised by Tae, Haruka, and Nine, would Sei even be the character we know in personality and appearance? Would Aoba had those bad teen years after Haruka and Nine left? For that matter would Aoba and Sei had ever split their consciousness if they had each other to cope? So many questions! Hell, what if Sei's hair has the same gradient effect as Aoba's when longer?!


I am 100% on board for AU Sei with long hair that fades to white at the tips. It’s my personal headcanon that Aoba’s would fade to white if he ever let it get long enough, so Sei’s would probably also do the same. Also since Shiroba ending has shown us that the orca twins can pretty much pick up or lose their pigmentation depending on circumstances, you’d have to wonder if Sei would still be the pale and monochromatic or if his hair would be a brighter navy.

As far as their coping goes, I think that since Aoba’s DID seems to have  started at an extremely early age it is possible that he would still have Restraint and Desire inside of him. Additionally, it’s still possible that we could get Sei’s fractured consciousness, but perhaps more as a means of connecting to the world outside the church to cope with the loneliness that he and Aoba would have felt there.

Regardless of that though, I think it’s definitely a situation where they’d develop a strong sense of codependency, but I think that it would still be a situation where Nain and Haruka could be something normalizing for them, people who help them learn to connect to the outside world. As such, I think both boys would probably still suffer at being separated from their parents. Even if they have each other, it’s hard for someone damaged to support someone else who’s been just as badly hurt, so I do think it’s possible that we could see them both lash out in different ways, they would just see the other in terms of “you’re the only one who will never leave” or something like that.

Basically, if Aoba started to embrace Desire as a means of coping as he does in his Sly Blue phase, I think it’s reasonable that Sei might allow him that, since he would know first hand how much his brother’s suffering. Likewise, if Sei started dividing his consciousness, interfacing with machines and the like to deal with his emotional pain, I don’t think Aoba would necessarily try to step in and stop him. However it’s done, it’d be such a fun AU idea to explore~