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hey! i translated a small part of one of the stories in the most recent TG novel “quest”! it’s the part with touka and nishiki in the story called “tension.”

it didn’t seem to me that this had been done already, though i didn’t do a lot of searching. additionally, i’m pretty uncertain about a lot of parts in my translation (esp. dialogue), and, i welcome any corrections or tips. for the most part, i just did this for my own japanese practice/enjoyment and also bc i adore touka, and am just sharing in case anyone is interested :)

hope you all are having a good day~

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Y’all if i can recommend a really good book series right now, please read When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M Wilson, its about women warriors who love women and they fight and lead armies and strive for peace and save their people and guess what THEY DON’T DIE. Its well written, there’s multiple love stories, 90% of the characters are women and of all character types. 

Its really an amazing story, i love it a lot i’ve read it many times (its a 3 part series, i only linked to the first part) and i don’t think its spoilery to say it has a genuinely happy ending. We deserve to have happy endings. 

anonymous asked:

You amazing beautiful sweet human, what would we do without you? Shola, you deserve all the love. The world had better be good to you because you make it a better place. You are worthy of so much love. You are so incredibly amazing and wonderful. Just by you existing a little more light is put out into the world. You're such a great person, you really are.

sorry

tumblr is not doing good things for me. well, that’s a lie. I’ve talked to some wonderful people and made some lovely friends. I’ve learned a lot and laughed a lot…..but the cons outweigh the pros. to me and my adhd, tumblr is basically crack. completely addicting. it’s interfering with my life and I’m not getting stuff done. being surrounded by posts about mental illness and discrimination in the lgbtq community and politics and stuff like that….is exhausting really, especially for someone with mental illnesses and disabilities like me. I guess what I’m trying to say is that adhd (and anemia cause that’s a way bigger problem than most people think) is a huge force in my life right now, and I need to save my spoons and take care of my self. I can’t lie on my bed and hyper focus on my phone for hours everyday anymore. so I’m taking a break. or at least a partial break. I’m mainly on mobile, so I’m deleting this damn app as soon as I finish this post and I’m gonna go do my makeup and go have some fun with my friends. I’m not staying home tonight, not again. I’m not missing out on life because my energy has all been drained reading negative posts on the Internet. I’ll keep up my queue and talk to my mutuals on my laptop, but I’m turning off my asks. (however submissions will stay open and will be greatly appreciated in order to keep my queue up) if I unfollow you, please don’t take it personally, I just need to keep myself from getting distracted and I need a dash that is free from shitposts and discourse. anyways. thank you for being such amazing, caring, understanding, patient and beautiful followers. and thank you for putting up with lil ‘ole me and my disabled ass. maybe when I get better I’ll be more active again.
xoxo, lots o love,
chewy

Iiiit’s February 13th on this side of the world and I’m saying that’s good enough. Happy Valentine’s eve to @daily-vittel who is a sweetheart and deserves all the love! Have a Marsine

I guess I should also say this is part of the @magivalentine2017 event? Yeah.

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The signs dating Gemini
  • Aries: You're pretty cool, I guess
  • Taurus: Idiot. Why do I like you
  • Gemini: HAHAHAHAHAHA, that's great, but listen to THIS...
  • Cancer: I'm so confused
  • Leo: Pay attention to meeeee
  • Virgo: Yes, dear. Anything you say, dear. *rolls eyes*
  • Libra: Where have you been all my life
  • Scorpio: Can you like stahp talking during sex pls
  • Sagittarius: Oh man, we're gonna have so much fun NO PLANS BE SPONTANEOUS
  • Capricorn: *knocks on Gemini's forehead* How many of you are in there
  • Aquarius: ART. ART. ART. ART. Let's talk about art. And chill.
  • Pisces: You talk a lot. But if you talk about fish, that's cool.

i was peeling some apples and remembered an old wive’s tale about an apple peel and true love. and then thanksgiving happened. the shipping parts are mostly implied/offscreen, there’s just not much in the way of ‘fic about {character}’.

Emma pauses, counting silently to ten before she asks, “Are you sure you don’t want to do this?”

The question comes out a little more exasperated than she’d wanted, but Regina’s hovering. Again. Emma can practically feel her body heat, Regina’s standing so close. There’s a huff and then Emma hears, “No. I have to finish the stuffing.”

“And put the noodles away while you’re at it, lasagna isn’t Thanksgiving food.”

“If we’re making a good meal for everyone to enjoy, we might as well include food that is actually good,” Regina says drily.

“Tell that to the Pilgrims,” Emma retorts, rolling her eyes. She curses under her breath when she accidentally cuts the side of her thumb. Again.

She can almost hear Regina’s eyes rolling. “And there weren’t Jell-o molds or canned cranberry sauces at the first Thanksgiving either, but you’re still insisting on putting those abominations on my table.”

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Time for an Adventure Time everyone-is-teenage-humans-in-high-school-also-they-have-superpowers AU! Or a list of characters. I don’t know, I’m not a draw… person.


Kids Who Form A Superhero Group

Finn Mertens: A young man with grass powers that he has trouble controlling. Was adopted by the Madden family when he was very young, and has no information about his birth parents other than his surname. Wants to help people so much he starts a club about helping people.

Jake Madden: Finn’s older brother. A shapeshifter, and a furry in denial. Likes dogs a lot, and is aware that his surname comes from a word meaning “dog”. Supportive of Finn, but not as interested in helping people.

Simon Petrikov: An ice elemental, and Finn’s roommate. Has severe undiagnosed bipolar disorder; he thinks he has willpower issues, while his parents think he’s either acting out, or sulking, depending on what symptoms he’s currently showing. Also wants to help people, but not as strongly as Finn.

Bonnibel Bubblegum: A supergenius (That’s a power in this universe), and a latent candy elemental. Candy powers run in families; hence her surname. Interested in protecting people, but not above manipulating them.

Marceline Abadeer: The daughter of a human and a powerful demon, and Bonnibel’s roommate. Initially only seemed to have soul-sucking powers, which weren’t enough to get her into superpower boarding school, but later developed the ability to float off the ground. She got it from a vampire whose soul she ate, but that’s a secret. The fact that she’s fighting vampires is also a secret. Wants to protect a humanity that despises her from the shadows. (Humanity does not actually despise her)


Some Other Kids

BMo: A powerful reality warper, and much younger than the others. In school anyway because he’s a prodigy. Jake’s roommate. BMo is a nickname; his birth name is Byeon Woo-Jin. The B is from Byeon, but I don’t know where the Mo part came from yet. Fluent in English and Korean.

Sin Min-Ji: Lady Rainicorn, but Jake’s the only one who calls her that. A colour manipulator. Her parents dumped her at boarding school right after they moved from South Korea, and she initially doesn’t speak any English at all, which is very distressing to her. She learns to understand English eventually, but prefers not to speak it because it makes her anxious.

Lumusi-Sovanna-Princess Jones: Goes by LSP. Can float, but not very high. He name comes from her parents wanting her to have a very unique first name, and hitting the random button on a baby names website a few times. Basically just Lumpy Space Princess only not purple.

Phoebe Flame: The youngest and most powerful in a long line of fire elementals. As much a prodigy as BMo, but her father dealt with it by putting her under house arrest and not letting her talk to anyone outside the family. He was eventually convinced to let her go to school. Phoebe has poor social skills and a lot of repressed anger. Dates Finn for a while, then they break up under similar circumstances to canon.

Peppermint Butler: First name Peppermint, last name Butler. It’s a common name for candy elementals to give their children. A candy elemental like his parents, but also does some occult stuff on the side.

Earl Lemongrab: Candy elemental, and Bonnibel’s same-age uncle. Doesn’t get along with other candy elementals, and feels like he’s failing someone because of it. Angry, lonely, and easily overwhelmed.

Betty Grof: Random, unpowered teen from the nearby town. Becomes fascinated with superpowers after getting together with Simon. Wants to help him with his mental issues because his parents are in denial even after he’s diagnosed. Eventually apprentices herself to reclusive reality warper Magic Man, which doesn’t end well.

Gunter: Mystery student with cloning and mimic-shapeshifting powers. Quiet and a little terse. Friends with Simon. Secretly an amnesiac space monster from before time.

Gunther: No powers. Apprenticed to great ice elemental Urgence Evergreen, who he believes will give him powers. Evergreen has no intention of doing that, but he likes to string Gunther along so he’ll keep doing his laundry.

Tiffany Oiler: No powers. A childhood friend of Jake’s. They grew apart, but Tiffany is obsessed with regaining Jake’s friendship, to the point of posing as a slime elemental to get into Jake’s school.

Sweet Pig-Trunks: Has sporadic radioactive fire powers, but too young to be in school. His skeleton is made of the personification of mass extinction, but most people don’t know that.

Actually Not Kids in This AU Either

“Prismo” - Extremely powerful reality warper. Doesn’t like to use his powers on a large scale unless he really needs to. Friends with Jake.

Marion “Tree” Trunks - Older lady with no powers. Works at the boarding school as a cook. Generally well-liked. Sweet P’s mother.

“Magic Man” - Reality warper who messes with people for fun. Constantly on the run from the authorities, and likes to take assumed names. His real name is unknown. Sad about the time his wife got erased from existence; he’s the only one who even remembers her.

What do you like best about yourself?

I don’t know… it’s hard to say. I guess that I have an adventurous spirit. But I don’t have one trait that I’m, like, “Whoa, that’s the best thing about me.” I have a lot of issues with myself.

vixensheart  asked:

Three!! :D

What is the rarest rare pair (that you ship)?

HAH. I’ll be honest; I ship a lot of canon/popular ships. What’s that say about me? D: 

I think I’ll go with Axton/Maya from Borderlands, maybe followed shortly by Ana/Soldier 76 from Overwatch (no, I don’t believe Pharah is his kid, but I still ship them, leave me alone). 

Both those ships aren’t exactly teeming with fanart and fanworks, so I guess that makes them somewhat of a rarepair? 

OH. And also Satsuki Kiryuin and Uzu Sanegayama from Kill La Kill!

Thanks for the ask~

anonymous asked:

Abt ur gender sexuality thing: me too pal and lemme tell you just Not Thinking About It Very Hard helps a lot like,,, I just say "queer" and if something bothers u like pronouns or whatever just change that. u don't need a label to be valid.

i know! it’s not a thing i think ppl need but i’d like.. idk having a label or something. or at least i need to work on getting used to not needing one… also like i don’t think people changing their pronouns or name all the time is a problem but i’m ??? about doing it myself. 

Imagine Person A being surprised when people say that they didn’t know that they and Person B were dating.

I’ve been stewing all day thinking about this and I figured I would get my thoughts out. I’m sure there will be people that disagree with me and I’ll probably get a lot of hate for this, but I still feel like it needs to be said. If it it helps one person, then I did what I came here to do.

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and replies and messages from people saying that Calvin is doing all of this because he loves/misses/regrets breaking up with Taylor and that he doesn’t know how to handle it/channel his emotion/cope/etc. I’ve seen others defending Calvin’s behavior, saying that Taylor started it/deserves it. Still, I’ve seen others cheering Calvin on for behaving the way he has over the past couple days (and weeks, arguably, if we are to include the instagram posts and twitter posts when Hiddleswift was first made public). While I understand wanting to defend your fave, there is a distinct line that should not be crossed and, in my opinion, it has been crossed in this situation ten times over.

What Calvin has done is not only rude, manipulative, and uncalled for, but absolutely emotionally abusive. He has taken a situation where Taylor has virtually said nothing on the matter, and turned it into a Taylor Swift bashing party. He has turned himself into the ultimate victim. 

With that said, I’m not being naive Taylor Swift fan, as I’m sure plenty of you are dying to accuse me of being.I’m aware that Taylor has flaws just like the rest of us. I’m sure she had her part in this break up and am in no way blaming Calvin for their relationship falling apart. However, I am blaming Calvin for his behavior after the fact. 

Let us start with the instagram comments. He felt the need to get his story out there without Taylor having said a thing. He claims she controlled the media, while the only confirmed media source we saw was People magazine when the break up was announced, which claimed it was mutual. He tweeted that it was as well, so we have no reason to believe that, at that point, the break up was not a mutual decision. They seemed friendly, as exemplified by the instagram like shortly after the announcement. As far as I can remember, there were no damaging articles written about him, other than opinion based articles from bullshit sources. Now, I’m not one to believe “a source close to Swift/Harris”, so I’m not going to drag in the numerous articles bashing Taylor that supposedly came from Harris’ camp. 

However, Calvin made it so that I didn’t have to. He spoke openly about his ongoing beef with Taylor. He made comments such as “I’m free”, making it seem as though she was controlling. He made comments about her being calculated. He made comments portraying her as manipulative. He painted himself as the victim in what he once claimed was a mutual decision. 

Moving on to recent twitter activity. After remaining silent on her split from Calvin, Taylor confirmed she had written “This Is What You Came For”. ALL that was confirmed was that she had written the song. She didn’t bash Calvin. She didn’t accuse him of forcing her to keep the secret. She simply came forward with the fact she had written it. While I can understand Calvin’s frustration, as he was apparently blindsided by her admission of this, what I cannot understand or excuse is the comments he made regarding Katy, her new relationship, and her character. 

Here is a man who knows this woman’s every insecurity. He knows what makes her tick. He knows what hurts her. He was in a relationship with her for fifteen months. He loved her as she loved him. And what does he do? He turns around and uses every insecurity he knows he can use against her. He attacks her character, he attacks her as a business woman. He makes out as though when she’s bored, she finds someone to drag down. He uses the fact that so many people dislike her because of a distorted view the media has placed upon her as serial dater, Regina George in sheep’s clothing to his advantage, knowing that if he says what people already think, he’ll only be “confirming” their beliefs. He knows that she can’t speak out against it, because it’ll only make the situation worse. He knows she’s already getting flack for her relationship and can’t defend herself without being told it’s fake. He knows how long she’s been fighting the reputation other’s have placed upon her. He attempts to guilt her for her new relationship, for moving on, as if she’s somehow done something wrong by being happy when he’s so miserable. 

Yet all I hear is that he’s upset. He’s sad. He’s having trouble moving on. He still loves her. And I’m here to tell you that that isn’t love. You don’t intentionally seek to harm someone you love, emotionally, in their career, in their love life, no matter how upset and hurt you are. You don’t attempt to destroy their image because your feelings are hurt. 

This man is 32 years old. STOP saying he doesn’t know any better. STOP saying he can’t help it. STOP making excuses for him. Feeling hurt, angry, sad, upset, jealous, etc.  Those are ALL valid feelings to feel during and after a break up, whether or not your ex has moved on. He is entitled to feel those things. It is his behavior which is inexcusable. It’s not romantic. It’s not cute. He knows how to behave like an adult. Being upset and hurt and still loving her are not valid excuses OR explanations for what he has done recently. STOP acting as though he is a child. He knows what he’s doing. He knows that it’s wrong. But because there is a HOARD of people standing in his corner saying things like “Poor man, he’s just so sad, he’s hurting. He doesn’t know how to handle his feelings. This is how he copes, let him cope the way he needs,” he is going to CONTINUE to act like this because these people are PERPETUATING  the belief that it is okay for a man, for ANYONE, to tear another human being down because their feelings are hurt. 

We have GOT to stop perpetuating the belief that this is normal break up behavior. This is NOT normal. This is NOT acceptable. This is ABUSIVE. This is HARMFUL. This is DAMAGING to every young person, every woman, who believes that someone who “loves” them will show them that by behaving in a destructive way, whether to themselves or to another person. It is NOT normal to try and garner the sympathies of others by using another person’s insecurities, relationships, past, etc against them. It is NOT normal to publicly humiliate someone else because your feelings are hurt. Do not let ANYONE tell you otherwise. It is manipulative and destructive behavior, and the fact that there are people willing to stand behind him and hashtag “TaylorSwiftIsDoneParty” while he all but ENCOURAGES it, yet tear a woman down for claiming credit on her work, the fact that SHE Is the one being called a snake while a grown ass man sits behind a keyboard and singlehandedly attempts to destroy her career because he is bitter and jealous and upset is what is wrong with this society. And if you continue to defend him, if you continue to stand behind a man who has shown nothing but animosity and pettiness since a break up over two months ago, you are part of the problem. 

[a rant because reasons]

I got my practice of scientific grades yesterday and it’s 4.5 and that’s great because assuming I passed biology of plants with the lowest possible grade of 3.0, my semester average will be 4.16. 4.16 is not huge, but it’s not bad either, like I’d be happier if it was close to 4.5 but I knew it was unrealistic because of my Polish language level. Besides there’s always that subject that you just don’t get despite a lot of studying which messes up your average and this semester I had two of those.

But I’m not ranting about that because I’m okay with my result, it’s what I was expecting to get. No, what bothers me is that I get absolutely zero emotional support from my parents, especially from my mum. All semester every time I had problems and needed to complain, or even expressed negative emotions, she would tell me to stop whining and get back to work. And I did, most of the time, and got mostly good results. But did I get any words of affirmation for that? Not at all. I’d say “oh great I got an A!” and my mum would reply with, literally, “whatever”.

And yesterday she was talking on skype with her aunt and the aunt asked her how I was doing in uni so my mum told her that I mostly got As and Bs for exam and only got a C for protection of intellectual property and the aunt, not knowing I was in the room, said “that’s good! that’s a good result”. And my mum was immediately like “oh don’t say that she’s in the room, she will get ideas!” (just hearing “she” already makes me wanna scream).

And like… what the hell mum? What kinds of ideas will I get? That I mostly got good grades on my exams? Like she knows I have zero self-esteem but she is convinced that giving me praise will somehow turn me into an overconfident asshole. But that wasn’t even praise! “That is a good result” is not praise, it’s a fact! It’s not even “you did a great job” or “you should be proud of that result”, it’s a confirmation of the fact because “4” means good and my average is a “4”. That statement carries no emotional baggage whatsoever, its not complimenting me on my talent or hard work, it’s a simple fact that “4” is considered a “good” result.

Well her aunt did think it was kinda not okay to say that so she added, now knowing I am in the room, “but it’s a first semester and in a foreign country so you should tell her she did really well” and my mum kinda laughed and dismissed it. And you know, I don’t wanna make any comparisons, but my mum told me herself that she wasn’t an A+ student at uni at all and even failed math three times before she passed it. So not to be an asshole but I am actually doing better than that so far.

And like, I am an only child of my parents and an only grandchild of four grandparents so I am in the center of attention which I hate and I hate that every time I get a grade they immediately need to make two skype calls to my grandparents to notify them of my results so I feel like I’m on big brother or something, like the pressure to perform well is so high and yet I never get any praise for good results. It’s like they are expected and if I don’t get at least a B then I’m somehow responsible to my entire extended family.

Why am I still surprised that my self-esteem is so low and my anxiety is so high cause this explains pretty much everything…

A Good Listener

(Oh hello what’s this oh right it’s a little sort of kabby drabble thing I wrote today because I have a lot of feelings about Marcus hanging out with his mother’s tree, I’m just gonna go hide now because I don’t really do fic ahhh)

Title: A Good Listener
TV Show: The 100
Ship: Marcus Kane/Abby Griffin
Rating: general


The place where the Eden tree is planted isn’t far from the Arkadia camp, but far enough that Marcus always feels vaguely guilty about going there. The trip has a strange sense of pilgrimage, an idea which makes him a little uncomfortable, and he knows his time could be better used in a hundred different ways.

But today he has the time, albeit not much of it, and he has…purpose, of a kind. So here he is, and as he approaches he feels the familiar wave of relief to see that the tree is still there where he left it. He kneels down beside it, presses his hands gently against the earth that surrounds the base of the trunk, reassuring himself that it’s firmly rooted. Then he sits back and just looks at it for a while, unsure how to begin. No matter how many times he comes here, it’s always like this at first.

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So I never really told you guys about this, but I work with Troy Wagner. Yes, the Troy Wagner from Marble Hornets. We work together at a grocery store near my house. My coworker told him that I was a fan of MH and he got really excited and told me he’d never worked with someone who knew about it. So he’s been trying to be friends with me I guess? And I’m just here like “it’s a literal honor to be within 200 feet of you” I hardly say anything other than laughing nervously and saying “yeah” a lot. Since this is my first job its unreal by itself but to know one my childhood idols personally and getting to work with them even out of filming is incredible. He’s so super nice and sweet. It’s hard to even comprehend this like am I imagining him? But then on Facebook he friended me and I had to take a look at myself and ask “what did I do to deserve this?” Just now, I received a snapchat from him. Gonna upload the picture right after this post is done.
One of the million reasons why I’m so glad that May 12th passed without incident or harm.

Arya’s Physical Abuse

I’ve seen a lot of crap running rampant around here with regards to Arya and how she wouldn’t have been able to survive in King’s Landing as a hostage alongside Sansa. Bullshit. I think people often (and willfully) ignore Arya’s numerous mistreatments on the road, but let me point out one of the very first ones, an example that completely negates everything those idiots say about Arya lacking the ability to have survived at the Red Keep because she was “too mouthy” or a “troublemaker.”

“Unlace your breeches and pull ‘em down. Go on, there’s no one here to see. Do it.” Sullenly, Arya did as [Yoren] said. “Over there, against the oak. Yes, like that.” She wrapped her arms around the trunk and pressed her face to the rough wood. “You scream now. You scream loud.”

I won’t, Arya thought stubbornly, but when Yoren laid the wood against the back of her bare thighs, the shriek burst out of her anyway. “Think that hurt?” he said. “Try this one.” The stick came whistling. Arya shrieked again, clutching the tree to keep from falling. “One more.” She held on tight, chewing her lip, flinching when she heard it coming. The stroke made her jump and howl. I won’t cry, she thought, I won’t do that. I’m a Stark of Winterfell, our sigil is the direwolf, direwolves don’t cry. She could feel a thin trickle of blood running down her left leg. Her thighs and cheeks were ablaze with pain. “Might be I got your attention now,” Yoren said. “Next time you take that stick to one of your brothers, you’ll get twice what you give, you hear me? Now cover yourself.”

They’re not my brothers, Arya thought as she bent to yank up her breeches, but she knew better than to say so. Her hands fumbled with her belt and laces.

Yoren was looking at her. “You hurt?”

Calm as still water, she told herself, the way Syrio Forel had taught her. “Some.” (Arya, A Clash of Kings)

Here, Arya just got her bare ass beat with a stick until she bled, and this is not long after she watched her father get his head cut off before a murderous crowd. And what does she do when Yoren, a male stranger, tells her to pull down her pants and expose herself to a beating? She does it. Arya doesn’t object to it, she doesn’t plead, she doesn’t argue or fight him. She accepts the punishment and takes it with grace. And afterward, when she’s angry and upset, she thinks of the lessons Syrio gave her and keeps her mouth shut. Just like she would have had to do in King’s Landing. 

And mind you, out there on the kingsroad, she’s getting whipped bloody by a roughened old brother of the Night’s Watch as she poses as lowborn scum, with no one around to step forward on her behalf because she’s “worth nothing” - she’s not being roughed up by a white knight of the Kingsguard while still being valued as a highborn hostage with people around who might object to her maltreatment.

Something to think about in case someone else wants to underestimate Arya’s will to survive.

  • what they say: perfect cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure. this sweet child did nothing wrong
  • what I hear: this character is as bland as flour, super boring, but I won't get in trouble for publicly liking them like I would if they were a multifaceted character