how to achieve greatness

4 YEARS OF BTS AWARDS:

BTS who are celebrating their 4th anniversary today (June 13), came a long way since their debut on 2013. This post intends to show you not only their great achievements through the years but also how it took them 2 years (half of their career so far) before getting any recognition and how their hard work and perseverance payed off.

2013: THE BEGGINING

  • Melon Music Awards New Artist of the Year 

2014: THE HARDEST YEAR

Originally posted by berry852

  • Golden Disc Awards  Newcomer Award
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards New Artist of the Year (Male Group)
  • YinYueTai Rookie Award
  • Seoul Music Awards  New Artist Award
  • Arirang TV Pops in Seoul Awards  Rising Star Award

2015: THE TEARS OF THEIR FIRST WINS

Originally posted by vjin

  • Melon Music Awards  Best Male Dance “I Need U”
  • Melon Popularity Award “Run”  Weekly Popularity Award (December 7)
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards  Best World Performer
  • Golden Disc Awards “Dark & Wild” Disk Bonsang
  • Seoul Music Awards  Bonsang Award
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards  World Rookie Award
  • MBC Music Show Champion “Run” Best Performance Male Group
  • Cable TV Broadcast Awards Hallyu Star Popularity Award 
  • MTV Europe Music Awards Best Korean Act 
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards Best New Artist (Asia) 
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 New Artists Award (Asia) 
  • Arirang TV Simply K-Pop Awards Best Performance Boy Group

2016: THE MIRACLE

Originally posted by artcyj

  • Melon Music Awards  Album of the Year
  • Melon Music Awards  Top 10 Artists
  • Melon Popularity Award “ Blood Sweat & Tears”  Weekly Popularity Award (Ocrober 17 - October 24)
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance - Male Group
    Mnet Asian Music Awards HotelsCombined Artist of the Year
  • Golden Disc Awards “ The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Part 1 ” Disk Bonsang 
  • Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards  K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award
  • Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards Cultural Minister Award
  • Asia Artist Awards Best Icon Award, Singer
  • Asia Artist Awards Best Artist Award, Male Singer    
  • Hanteo Awards Wings Album Award
  • CJ E&M America Awards Best Male Idol
  • KBS MV Bank MV Best 5 “Fire”  Best Music Video Boy Group
  • KBS MV Bank MV Best 5 “Blood Sweat & Tears” Best Music Video Boy Group  
  • KBS World Radio Best Boy Group
  • KBS World Radio “Fire” Best Song

2017: THE DREAM COME TRUE

Originally posted by jeonheart

  • Seoul Music Awards Wings Album of the Year
  • Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist
  • Melon Popularity Award “Spring Day" Weekly Popularity Award (February 20)
  • Golden Disc Awards Wings Disk Bonsang
  • Golden Disc Awards Global K-Pop Artist Award 
  • Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award
  • Seoul Music Awards Best Male Dance Performance Award 
  • Seoul Music Awards “Blood Sweat & Tears” Best Music Video Award
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards  Album of the Year – 4th Quarter
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards V Live Global Popularity Award 
  • YinYueTai Best Stage Performance Award
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 Albums
  • Shorty Awards Best in Music
  • Global V Live Awards Global Artist Top 10

KOREAN MUSIC PROGRAMS:

2013 - 2014: NOTHING BUT HOPE 

After 2 years of not getting any win, they started to tell each other “Let’s just not expect anything” but deep inside they all dreamed of a win, as V says “To be honest, just because you say “don’t expect anything” doesn’t mean we expect nothing” It was a hard time for both BTS and the fans. 

2015: FINALLY FIRST PLACE

Originally posted by ohoseoks

  • 2015 The Show May 5 “I Need U”
  • 2015 The Show May 12 “I Need U” 
  • 2015 The Show December 8 “Run”
  • 2015 M Countdown May 7 “I Need U”
  • 2015 Music Bank May 8 “I Need U”
  • 2015 Music Bank December 11 “Run”
  • 2015 Show Champion May 13 “I Need U” 
  • 2015 Show Champion December 9 “Run”
  • 2015 Show Champion December 16 “Run”

2016: BTS IS NOT A ONE-HIT WONDER

Originally posted by bangthebae

  • 2016 The Show October 25 “Blood Sweat & Tears”
  • 2016 M countdown May 12"Fire"
  • 2016 M countdown October 20"Blood Sweat & Tears
  • 2016 Music Bank January 8 “Run”
  • 2016 Music Bank May 13"Fire"
  • 2016 Music Bank  October 21 “Blood Sweat & Tears”
  • 2016 Music Bank October 28 “Blood Sweat & Tears”    
  • 2016 Show Champion October 19 
  • 2016 Show Champion February 22"Spring Day"
  • 2016 Inkigayo May 15"Fire"
  • 2016 Inkigayo October 23"Blood Sweat & Tears"

2017: RECORD BREAKERS

Originally posted by park-jimothy

  • 2017 M countdown February 23 “Spring Day”
  • 2017 Music Bank February 24"Spring Day"
  • 2017 Show Champion  February 22"Spring Day"
  • 2017 Inkigayo February 26 “Spring Day”

If you have been with Bangtan since the start or just joined the fandom a month ago, It doesn’t matter because greater achievements and memories are yet to be made. Happy 4th BTS anniversary everyone. Let’s reach even higher from now on ^^.
By @mimibtsghost

How to be more Self-Disciplined

1. Choose to act, or to do what you should you. Don’t wait until you feel that you are in the right mood.

2. Decide to keep on going, and to finish what you’ve started. Don’t allow yourself to give up when you’re only part way through.

3. Be honest with yourself and call yourself on the excuses. They’re often just a cover for not wanting to do something.

4. Plan ahead and break large goals down into smaller, short-term goals – and put these on a calendar, and tick them off each day.

5. Remind yourself how great you’ll feel when later you’ve achieved and reached the goals you set yourself, and have that better life.

6. Also, separate what is important and matters down the road, from what is temporary – or seems worthwhile right now.

7. Try not to be distracted by the things that eat up time - like gaming, watching movies or just hanging out with friends.

8. Hang out with other people who have self-discipline, and understand the value of working hard right now.

I love the Humans are weird thing. And I was thinking about it and Happy Tears. 

Happy tears would confuse the heck out of aliens. 


Stasser is a Xeno-sociologist. It is highly regarded on it’s world and given how elite the study of alien societies is, that is a great achievement . It is because of this that Stasser was given the study of the humans. 

It is the third such expert assigned to the species and it finds them…vexing. 

it is clear they are emotional creatures. You can see that from their actions. In fact, the levels of their emotions and the scope of them (they become attached not only to their own and other species but to objects and fictional characters!) But the way they show these emotions is… less clear. Stasser is used to beings who show their feelings more directly. It’s own species are all connected. They share emotions through that connection. There is never any doubt what anyone is feeling. When they discovered other species felt things, it came as a surprise. 

It completely changed their culture overnight. 

If other species were emotional that meant… well it made a lot of their history a lot more shameful. 

Stasser has since studied many species both on world and off. Most species give obvious signals to demonstrate their emotions. Some are visual, some audio, some physical, it varies from lifeform to lifeform. On the planet Jax for example, emotions are shown through colour. Jaxans glow bright blue when they’re happy. They turn a murky grey when they are sad. Some of the more subtle shades took time to learn, and Stasser had thought it was fairly awkward method of communication, if fascinating. 

But humans! Humans were a whole new level of complicated. 

Humans use visual signals. The configuration of their eyes, their mouth, demonstrate how they feel. If their mouth is turned up, showing teeth, then they are happy. If the mouth is turned down and if the eyes are leaking fluid, this means sadness. 

Or no. They use audio signals. If their air filtering organs spasm causing an interrupted exhale, then they are happy. If their speech becomes louder, they are angry. 

Or wait, sometimes humans combine signals. If they make a sound-it is difficult to describe, it involves similar organ spasms as the happy sounds, but it does not sound the same- but if they make this sound while they are leaking from the eyes, it means that they are very sad indeed. 

Stasser thinks that it is finally coming to grips with human’s emotional signals. They are complex, certainly. But they are charming and the humans often vocalised their emotional state which helped. 

Then, it happened. 

One of the humans that Stasser was observing began leaking and it’s air filtering organ began spasming, making that difficult to describe noise. 

It had been reunited with its offspring. This was a joyous occasion, was it not? Could it be possible that humans did not form an emotional attachment to their offspring? That simply did not fit with any of the data Stasser had gathered thus far. 

“Crewman Avery? You are,” what was the word? “crying. Is something wrong? Is the offspring injured?” 

The offspring did not appear injured. The offspring was clinging to it’s parent, and it was making the upturned lip teeth showing expression of happiness. 

Crewman Avery made a strange audio signal. Was Avery injured? Stasser was a Xenosociologist not a xenobiologist. If Avery was injured, they must return to the ship at once. Stasser was broadcasting distress at the thought as well as confusion, but no one present had the correct organ to sense it. 

“Oh Stasser, honey, no. I’m,” Avery inhaled deeply, limbs encircling the offspring, “I’m crying because I’m happy.” 

Stasser stared for a long moment. It considered the long months of research and all the data it had gathered. The careful spreadsheets, the sketches of different visual signals, the recordings of audio signals. 

It considered a new career dispensing saccharine food items or as a cultivator of plant life. It likes plants. They were so attractive to look at. And despite many studies, they have never demonstrated any sign that they had emotions. 

Then Avery reached out a limb towards Stasser, pulling it into the physical contact. 

And Stasser thought maybe it just needed to study human emotional signals further. It might take a lifetime of concentrated observation, but it thought it was up to the task. 

Boyfriend Series; S.Coups/Seungcheol

- move aside jeonghan, there’s a new mom in the group
- for your first date, seungcheol takes you to a restaurant on a roof with a view of the city
- spring is finally here, so the view is breath-taking, especially since it’s nighttime and from where you both are, you can see the bright city lights and the blooming cherry blossom trees
- you both spend the entire time talking nonstop, with you jokingly rolling your eyes ninety percent of the time because of his flirting
- after dinner, seungcheol offers to walk you home and you both walk down the city streets side-by-side
- someone suddenly crashes into you from behind, making you fall forward
- but seungcheol catches you before you could hit the ground
- he asks “(name), are you all right??”
- you don’t say anything because the only thing you could think about is the fact that you’re in his arms, and his lips are….. just inches away…..
- neither of you say a word, and you both slowly lean in at the same time
- and in the middle of a park path sprinkled with cherry blossom petals is where you both share your first kiss
- seungcheol is the type to show you off a lot
- he’s always telling the other members about your greatest achievements and how lucky he is to have someone as great as you
- he mentions you so often that it raises such high expectations for them, but when they meet you, they’re like seungcheol you’re right they really ARE cool and funny!!!
- jeonghan gets offended that the other members started calling you mom because HE’S THE MOM HOW DARE YOU
- but it doesn’t turn into a rivalry because when he sees seungcheol flirting with you and doing all kinds of cringey things in general, jeonghan’s just like “you know what on second thought keep him” LOL
- he always has his arm around your waist whenever you’re together or his fingers are intertwined with yours
- you both have matching necklaces and you NEVER want to take it off
- he thinks it’s funny when you’re embarrassed or flustered, so he’s always teasing you to see your reactions
- when you go on karaoke dates, he always sings big bang songs and then gets super emotional
- his kisses are breathy and passionate, and he LOVES it when you play with his hair while kissing him
- his hands are all over you, usually running up and down your sides as he deepens the kiss
- he likes to tease you sometimes though
- like he’d be leaning in to kiss you on the lips, but when you close your eyes, he’d just laugh and kiss you on the forehead instead
- “did you think i was aiming for your lips?” “NO.”
- OR your lips would be centimeters away from his, and he’ll just move away every time you try to kiss his lips
- when you pout at his teasing, THAT’S when he captures your lips
- he calls you babe and beautiful all the time, and you get especially flustered when he calls you the latter
- loses his mind when you get all dressed up for him but tries to play it cool
- “you know, you didn’t have to get all dressed up for me ;)” “alright then i’m going to go change” “pleASE DON’T YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL”
- HATES it when you bite your lip when you’re nervous or thinking, it just makes him want to kiss you so bad
- seungcheol’s a huge fan of skinship; he’s always touching some part of your body, be it your hand or arm or waist or thigh
- he loves giving you back hugs and he kisses your neck while he’s doing so
- you always catch him staring at you lovingly and it honestly makes you feel so warm inside
- he’s always calling or texting you to make sure you’re all right, if you’ve eaten already, if your day is going well; he cares a lot about your well-being
- wouldn’t mind just spending the entire day on the couch cuddling with you
- he’s so used to being the one to take care of someone since he has twelve children to watch over, so when you take care of him, he just melts ok he LOVES the feeling
- really protective of you
- when he sees you talking to another member, or when he sees one of them get a little too close to you, he tries to hide his jealousy by throwing his arms over you both and butting into the conversation
- he does this ALL THE TIME that once, you were talking to hoshi about the surprise birthday party you were all throwing for seungcheol
- but when he butt in, he overheard AND THE SURPRISE GOT RUINED
- you were so mad at him
- “i’m sorry!! i just got jealous that you were talking to hoshi so much ;A;”
- always willing to pick you up if you’re out late
- carries things for you to show off his strength and muscles
- his feelings for you are so strong and everyone can tell; it’s clear as day
- it may have taken a while for seungcheol to say “i love you”, but after saying it the first time, he hasn’t stopped since
- he always wants to remind you that he loves you so much and that nothing will ever change that
- “hey (name), i—”
- “(sighs) i love you too, seungcheol”
- “…i was actually going to suggest we eat at this restaurant we haven’t tried yet. i didn’t know you loved me that much ;)”
- he kisses the top of your head while you’re covering your face in embarrassment and whispers against your skin “but just so you know, i love you too. with all my heart.”

Horoscopes by Gil Hizon - Week of April 16 - 22, 2017

I love you, but please get out of my fucking way.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Thanks to a recent revelation about you, you may think that things are now awkward between you and your constituents. But this is all in your head, gurl! The truth of the matter is that no one cares enough to obsess about your recent escapades. It’s not personal, dearie. It’s just that bitches be busy with their own shits to even pay attention. That’s not to say they’re not judging yo ass.
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TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

I know that beach season is coming and you’re freaking out in trying to get that body on fleek. You should’ve thought of that before you ate that entire box of peeps (btw, happy Easter!). But seriously, I know where you’re coming from, gurl! One of the things I like to do in the mornings is envision every single healthy thing I plan to eat during the day. I also think about triggers that can cause me to deviate from my plan so I can think of actions to counter them. As with a lot of regimens, it helps to take it one day at a time. Also, don’t fuck it up!
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GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

The key to time management is to not blame others for your lack of it, okay? You’re grown. You know what deadlines are. Maybe if you paid more attention to the factors that cause you to deviate from your usual itinerary, you can be more proactive in preventing distractions from sucking you in. Look, queen. I’m just saying that if you’re scatterbrained, there’s a possibility that it may not be another bitch’s fault.
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CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

You could use some practice when it comes to having thicker skin. A lot of feedback you get is more useful than you perceive. Being paranoid that someone is out to get you is a sure way for you to get too much in your head. As with any opinions, it is best to consider who is saying it to give you a better perspective on how to take the critique. And if errbody’s saying the same shit, you need to fucking look into that, queen.
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LEO (July 23 – August 22)

When it comes to putting on a show, your innate fabulousness is not enough. There are so many factors that go into a performance, that your fierceness needs to translate, not just into entertaining, but also when it comes to planning your event. And gurl, if you can’t do it yourself, I trust that you can use your cunningness in appointing the right hos who can help you out.
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VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Oh, you clueless queen. No amount of planning ahead in the world can prepare you for how to behave once you’ve achieved greatness. The only thing that you can really plan on is that ascending to this new level of sickening can only increase the obstacles that will come your way. After all, if it didn’t, then you’d just be bereft of anything to strive towards. And that shit is just boring.
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LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

You may think that dealing with your true personal demons will be tricky but it really isn’t. You know how exactly how to conquer these hos once and for all, but you also know that it’ll be a looong journey to get there – this is where all your hesitations are coming from. But remember, gurl. If you do a half-ass job of keeping the demons at bay, them bitches will just keep coming back.
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SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

The key to winning a certain bitch over this week is to really make sure that each of your actions is consistent with each of your words. This ho takes everything literally and personally so even just the slightest deviation from the action-word “contract” will send her running for the hills. And I know how important this queen is for you. So, suck it up, gurl!
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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

When it comes to a certain relationship, the time for running away whenever the going gets tough is ovah. This is a situation where you are gonna have to meet someone halfway if you want to make this partnership work. This is not the case where you can just leave everything to the wind and hope everything falls into place. In this scenario, you are one-half of the fucking wind, my dear.
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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

I have great news. You have backup! So whatever world-domination plan you have going on will have the support that you need. The only bitches standing in the way is you and your paranoia (and possibly your mother). Having this many backup dancers can make you think that at least one of them is out to get you. Whether this is true or not, one thing’s for certain. The more you succumb to that negative thought, the more you’re likely to fail. So fucking snap out of it!
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AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Trust is the key word this week. The behavior you’re putting off is something that may not be translating well to other hos. And look, queen. I know that your intentions are pure, but there’s a part of you that wants to limit what you say because of your fear of looking vulnerable to others. It’s risky, I know, but if you don’t open up to other bitches, they won’t open up to yo ass.
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PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

This week, you’re willing to put more of a spotlight on your ambitions. And although you won’t necessarily cut a bitch to satisfy your goals (you’re not a fucking CAPRICORN, after all), you will definitely use your innate charm in “working around” some of your more difficult adversaries. We’re almost like, “Is there anyone you wouldn’t fuck?”
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(DISCLAIMER for all entries: This is all a shitshow!)

For more Horoscopes By Gil Hizon, click here, gurl!

I would love it if Jack read this

My new poem for @therealjacksepticeye ^-^

The Making of a Hero

A cabin in the woods

Is where it all began

Expecting nothing

Was a humble young man

He started making videos

To make people smile

Being honest and genuine

And kind all the while

His infectious energy

And positivity shone through

As time went by

The channel grew and grew

With every milestone

No matter how small

He would always say

A big thank you to us all  

He grew as a person

His videos evolved

He always interacted

And made us feel involved

Even now the community

Is 14 million strong

He still talks to us

Just like he’s always done

He’s still just as grounded

As when it all began

Maybe even more now

As he’s grown since then

He’s made it so far

He’s achieved a great deal

Proud is not enough

To describe how I feel

But he’s done so much more

Than just for his own gain

He’s given hope and joy,

And eased people’s pain

He’s an inspiration

And a wonderful friend

Someone who is there for us

Again and again

I hope one day we’ll meet

And hug each other tight

He’ll know how much he means to me

Better than when I write

When he started videos

I’m sure he never knew

He’d become a person

That so many look up to

A cabin in the woods

Is where it all began

The making of a hero

My helping hand.

Part 3

Summary:  Two weeks after waking up with no recollection of the people and ship around you, you take your future in your hands and try to piece together your past and the events that lead up to you losing your memory of the last five years. This means finally meeting Scotty, the man you just learned is your husband.

Word Count:  1,557

Author’s Note:  Here’s Part 3! Please enjoy and, if you’re feeling generous, please continue to leave feedback, it’s really helping!

Table of Contents Here


The threat of hyperventilation bubbled in your chest until you got back to your temporary quarters and securely locked the door. Pressing your back against the steel, you slid to the floor and cupped your head in your hands and took a shuddering breath. Five years, gone.

These people… they showed you so much kindness, concern, but you didn’t know a single face aside from Kirk and Spock and only then because their faces were plastered all over the Enterprise propaganda when you enlisted.

And Scotty… Uhura was right. You’d never seen a grown man cry like that. All you wanted to do was promise him it would all be okay, but what would those words do coming from the mouth of his own wife? And then, you weren’t sure you could make it sound convincing in your state, when every touch made you want to recoil, to protect yourself from this stranger. Guilt tore at your stomach. He didn’t seem like that kind of man, but you couldn’t keep the thoughts from forming.

When you looked at him, you saw nothing. He was a perfectly average looking man, or at least you assumed he’d be if you saw him without red-stained eyes. You didn’t take a close enough look over dinner; you wished you had. His face, his voice, his home meant nothing to you. Like you’d just met for the first time.

What now? you mused.

Keep reading

Lee Pace, NY Times article “Blood & Oranges” chronicles Lee’s journey through Italy to research his role as composer Vincenzo Bellini in Terrence McNally’s play “Golden Age,” …

“Traveling alone and not speaking the language helped Mr. Pace appreciate how Bellini must have missed his home even as he achieved great fame in Paris.”

“I moved from Texas to New York City when I was 17, and I felt that kind of difference,” said Mr. Pace, who studied at Julliard. “Luckily this isn’t 1835, so I can go back home.” - Lee Pace

See article here

Jean Blanchard’s Bugs Bunny model sheet for the McKimson Unit, 1947. Bob McKimson had drawn the definitive Bugs model in 1943 and then Blanchard designed this strikingly different version of the character a few years later. The range of expressions and attitudes shown here in her model sheet only begin to suggest the unbelievable range of animated “acting” achieved in Bob’s cartoons throughout the 1940s and how the great characters like Bugs developed different nuances as the decade progressed. McKimson was a great, underrated animator.

Really Hoping Jack Reads This

@therealjacksepticeye I wrote this poem about you <3

“The Making of a Hero”

A cabin in the woods

Is where it all began

Expecting nothing

Was a humble young man

He started making videos

To make people smile

Being honest and genuine

And kind all the while

His infectious energy

And positivity shone through

As time went by

The channel grew and grew

With every milestone

No matter how small

He would always say

A big thank you to us all  

He grew as a person

His videos evolved

He always interacted

And made us feel involved

Even now the community

Is 14 million strong

He still talks to us

Just like he’s always done

He’s still just as grounded

As when it all began

Maybe even more now

As he’s grown since then

He’s made it so far

He’s achieved a great deal

Proud is not enough

To describe how I feel

But he’s done so much more

Than just for his own gain

He’s given hope and joy,

And eased people’s pain

He’s an inspiration

And a wonderful friend

Someone who is there for us

Again and again

I hope one day we’ll meet

And hug each other tight

He’ll know how much he means to me

Better than when I write

When he started videos

I’m sure he never knew

He’d become a person

That so many look up to

A cabin in the woods

Is where it all began

The making of a hero

My helping hand.

anonymous asked:

Why do you like Bonaparte so much? - honest question I am really interested.

He is eternally dual. a collective memory that is simultaneously good and bad. simultaneously mythical, yet the tracks of his existence scar europe. simultaneously alive in the minds of the descendants of descendants of descendants of those who lived with him, yet physically dead. simultaneously a tender father to his own son, that had few qualms about killing millions of sons borne of other mothers. simultaneously a genius that could move mountains, yet it was the smallest things that defeated him in the end. simultaneously a king, but never noble. simultaneously godlike yet tangibly human.

his was a life lived using all he had, he used his entire self up, he spent all his talents and created something that surpassed, and continues to surpass, all our imaginations. and yet between the lines, you realise he too went through depression, elation, the first great love, the first great project, disappointment, victory, and you realise that you share those experiences.

and then you look back at the larger-than-life figure, the statue in marble, the immortal memory, and it makes you think…maybe, it’s possible for me too, to achieve great things.

…Let me fight for you the way I know how…

The way he sat across from me was befitting of a gentleman. It would only take one look at us, and people could immediately tell the difference. As I slumped leisurely, putting an elbow on the table, I grabbed the cup of sake and stretched it out to him.

He smiled softly, something that ticked me off knowing that I can’t find anything wrong about him. Katakura Kojuro—they call him the Dragon’s Claws, and he serves Date Masamune who rules over Oshu province. I have heard of him, of his achievements, and how great of a man others believe him to be.

His reputation did precede him, and having to face him so suddenly, I was at a loss at what to say.

Great. And I was the one who asked to talk to him.

He silently filled my cup and watched me drown myself in sake. How many cups, I lost count. It always happens. They said alcohol steels the nerves, but at the same time, it was also always, always, that I feel lightheaded after having too much to drink that I could no longer keep my thoughts to myself, and I could feel my body warming up to a confession.

“Hey.” I finally said, my voice sharp but no louder than a whisper.

Kojuro gazed at me, reaching for the sake flask.

“Nah.” I blinked. “I don’t need any more.”

“You did have quite a lot, milord.”

Milord. I chuckled, shaking my head. “And I’m not much of a lord either.”

He was kind enough not to ask about my circumstances, knowing that maybe he didn’t need to remind me of it. Unlike him - who was a tactician, a reliable right hand man - I was still trying to prove myself, I was still working my ass off to rise in the ranks, and I was still…

I was still…

“You know,” despite the blur in my vision, I looked straight at him, meaning to tell him all that I couldn’t tell her. “I’ve always watched over her. All this time…”

He smiled again, the curve on his lips telling me he understood what I meant.

“And I’m not giving her up without a fight, so let’s settle this like men!” I grinned, placing my elbow on the table with a bang. “Come and get me.”

With my forearm upright, I wiggled my fingers before getting ready to take him on. I’d heard he was strong, and it is only through a battle of strength that I can actually have a chance of winning.

“You love her very much, I can tell.” He replied with no hint of malice, if anything else, he almost sounded thankful.

I could tell that he wasn’t the type to deal with things this way. He was mature, and I knew at least, that making a contest out of our affections was something so childish. Maybe he’ll laugh at me, look down on my way of doing things, and nobody’s more frustrated than I am that I can’t seem to do better. I’m aware that I need to step up my game, polish myself even more so I could become a man worthy of a title, a man worthy of her…

And I’m trying.

I’m trying so damn hard!

 For a moment, I almost dropped my hand, but to my surprise, he took the challenge with a grin, and gave me a chance.

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Top 5 SNK chapters

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1. Chapter 82.

I love it for this…

this…

and this.

The chapter shows just how far every single one of our protagonists have become.

Eren is fierce, but not out of control.

Mikasa is worried, but trusting.

Armin isn’t 100% confident in himself yet, but brave.

This is incredibly satisfying, not just from the awesome action perspective and humanity finally defeating the big threats they have, but more importantly character development. 

The following chapters show that Eren and Mikasa act better as soldiers and fighters, but their feelings still interfere with their duty in different ways now than before and prior to this we see that while Armin is brave, he is still not a perfect leader.

The fact that Eren takes down the Colossal Titan is a great thematic statement by itself - perhaps, even if just for now, Eren and humanity itself has won against it’s weaknesses?

2. Chapter 66.

I love this chapter just for Historia’s action of defeating her father and her statement about each and every life having a meaning and being true to yourself. It’s a very powerful thematic statement.

I was thinking about where I should put chapter 71 in this, so I decided to put it in a tie with chapter 66 because they have similar statements about each and every life being valuable despite how “great” someone is or what they have achieved. You don’t have to be great for your life to matter. You are fine just for existing and giving your best.

3. Chapter 14.

This is the chapter (more exactly the anime version of this chapter - episode 13) that got me hooked on the series.

It’s just the simple statement of keeping up the fight within a cruel world so it could eventually become better that grabbed me. It’s a very strong statement.

4. Chapter 42 (43-50 as an addition).

Not only is it a very unique reveal that doubled as excellent characterization and a great fight, it fully introduced gray morality into the series - we had some of it with Annie, but this fight and the aftermath told us that the people on the other side of the war, this conflict are people, too. That “evil” is often more complex than just bloodthirsty beasts or cartoon villains.

3. Chapter 33.

This is still the most effective plot twist in the story to me. It fits together with everything we knew before perfectly, while also being something that had probably the least bit of foreshadoowing out of all the twists we had. It just plain makes sense if you look at how the Armoured and Colossal Titans attacket first - why would they only break down the gates?

Well, because the walls have Colossal Titans in them!

I’ve always really loved how @whalehuntingboyfriends writes Geoff and Gavin’s relationship (even when it’s just platonic), but it’s especially awesome in ‘Where the Lost Go’.

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