In our own day, shamanism seems to have withered and died. Yet does it not, on second thought, offer a partial explanation of the power women still have over men? Perhaps it is true, as Buddhism teaches us, that this power constitutes woman’s greatest burden and delusion—and ultimately her greatest sin. But the sin is inseparable from a woman’s being. It is a stream of blood flowing on and on, unbroken, from generation to generation. Just as there is an archetype of woman as the object of man’s eternal love, so there must be an archetype of her as the object of his eternal fear, representing, perhaps, the shadow of his own evil actions.
—  Masks (1958)
Do you still want to marry Yasuko, knowing that I’ve taken her to bed?”
“If you have no objection.” Mikame was nonchalant. “I have no qualms about that sort of thing. A man may try as hard as he likes, but he’ll never know what schemes a woman may be slowly and quietly carrying out behind his back. Children – think what endless trouble men have gone to over the ages to persuade themselves that the children their women bore belonged to them! Making adultery a crime, inventing chastity belts…but in the end they were unable to penetrate even one of women’s secrets. Even the sadistic misogyny of Buddha and Christ was nothing but an attempt to gain the better of a vastly superior opponent. Its my belief that one should never intrude beyond a certain point into a woman’s affairs. So if I do marry Yasuko, I won’t be jealous of Akio or you. Not much anyway – and after all, jealousy is a great aphrodisiac!
—  Mikamé, Masks Fumiko Enchi

I was tagged by @yuzukimist. heheheh these are so much fun.

#1 - Your Nickname

Kat. I also go by Kat Attack, Kyatto, KitKat. Will respond to “buttmunch.”

#2 - Your Eye Color

#3 - Your Hair Color
White on top, dark brown undercut. But!!!! I’m dyeing the blonde part blue today!

#4 - One Fact About You
prospective queer writer! :D

#5 - Favorite Color

#6 - Favorite Place
JAPAN. ehehehe and Stephu’s floor.

#7 - Favorite Celebrity
Jensen Ackles, Yoshiki Hayashi, Mads Mikkelsen. Labeouf and Nick Cage as honorable mentions. 

#8 - Favorite Animal
Ferrets and neko nyaaaaaans

#9 - Favorite Song
Top binge songs are “Suteki da ne” from FFX, “Yuukyou Seishunka” by Ali Project, and “Hellfire” from Hunchback

#10 - Favorite Book
uuuhhhhrrrrrmmmmmmmmmmm The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, Masks by Enchi Fumiko, and Silk by Caitlin Kiernan.

I’ll tag: @kiichiatra @unchangingmelody @devicing @allieyy @weremermaid @the-moon-is-down16 @the-vashta-nevada @romildasvanity @berlintrilogy @swampcock

“The secrets inside her mind are like flowers in a garden at nighttime, filling the darkness with perfume.”
-Fumiko Enchi

Happy birthday to this amazing woman, my Fire friend. ♡


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