The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

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The Idiot is a remarkable literary feat; a true accomplishment. It not only shows and represents true human complexity, but it births it, both in the inner workings of its passionate characters, and in the overall story. It’s replete with patient, mind testing issues that spring the reader’s level of understanding back-and-fourth; yet its emotional intensity is felt throughout. It speaks truth of our striving human conditions; our emotions which only know the truth of their existence in the moment; yet it is a true and pure novel, like the heart of our unusual but endearing hero, Prince Myshkin: our idiot.

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Its effort is vain,
the darkness of this spring night:
true, we cannot see
the colour of the plum blossoms—
but how can it hide their scent?

Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (d. c. 925?), courtier of the Heian period

In Japan, plum trees blossom in February and March: the very first flowers to appear. Their gentle but persistent beauty announces the arrival of spring.

Admiring plum blossom with (top to bottom, left to right): Yoshida Hiroshi, Plum Gateway, 1935 [source]; Takahashi Hiroaki, Bush Warbler and Snowy Plum Tree, 1930s [source]; Yoshida Toshi, White Plum in the Farm Yard, 1951 [source]; Ito Sozan, Looking Out, early 20th c. [source]; Toyokawa Yoshikuni, Plum Tree at Night, early 20th c. [source]; Koho, Plum and the Moon, 1930s [source]; Tsuchiya Koitsu, Plum Warbler, 1940 [source]; Utagawa Hiroshige II, Plum Garden at Kameido, 1859 [source].

anonymous asked:

A!Hinata and O!Kageyama are married and have three cubs. One night, a burglar breaks in through their daughter's bedroom window. When the unknown Alpha dares to lay one finger on their daughter, who is peacefully sleeping, Hinata goes into protective mode and beats the man to an inch of his life, all while Kageyama runs to their bedroom and cradles the cubs to his chest, purring. Hinata has to comfort Kageyama afterward immensely, as he's sobbing and shaking.

The second Hinata and Kageyama heard the crash, the were up and out of bed. Kageyama stumbled into their daughter’s room first, and screamed when he saw the unknown alpha trying to pick up his cub. Hinata burst into the room seconds later, snarling and growling and attacking the alpha.

Kageyama scoops up his daughter and races to the twins’ room, picking them up as well before heading to he and Hinata’s room. He cradles the Cubs close, purring to them, since all three are now awake and whimpering/crying. He manages to get them back to sleep, listening to the sound of police sirens get closer, the front door opening and closing, and Hinata marching back to their shared bedroom.

The second Hinata sits down on the bed, Kageyama starts to sob hysterically, throwing his arms around Hinata’s neck. Hinata rubs his back, hushing him and kissing his face gently. It takes hours for Kageyama to calm back down, and for days after Kageyama growls when anyone he doesn’t know gets too close to his Cubs.

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Upon further investigation, Don learned that the beautiful woman and her weak mate have two younglings: a girl almost as beautiful as her mother and a boy even more weak than his father.  Don’s own younglings soon arrived, tracking him down at their mother’s request (she knows how unfaithful he can be).

They were also happily surprised to meet the newcomers.  Apollo was taken aback by the girl’s beauty and wit.  He determined she would be an ideal mate for him and proposed the idea to her.  She couldn’t help but laugh, but she didn’t entirely discount his offer – it was, after all, an offer, not a demand…

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1) Spell your name with song titles!

Everybody’s Fool - Evanescence

Let It Go - Idina Menzel

Evolution - Korn

Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) - My Chemical Romance

Absolution - The Pretty Reckless

2) Why did you choose your URL?
It’s a fragment of a song lyric that I really liked, and now it’s maintained sort of for brand recognition :D

3) What is your middle name?
Janet. Named after my mum’s mum, so I could do worse. It does clash a bit with the very Italian first and last name, but what can you do really? I don’t ever use it in everyday life save for filling out the odd flight card / immigration form, so it’s really not an issue!  

4) If you could be any mythical creature what would you be?
A witch, but failing that then definitely a dragon! 

5) Favourite colour?
Blue, green, black - I don’t really have an absolute favourite.

6) Song you like right now?
Out Of The Darkness - Matthew and the Atlas

7)Top 4 fandoms? 

Silmarillion (is the only one I’m actively involved in) but otherwise ASOIAF, Hannibal, general LotR

8)Tag 9 people!
Spreading the love because why the hell not? so @highwaytothecage @elven-nicknacks @meejit @nyarnamaitar @admirable-mairon @mylittlehony @metimne if you want to :)