i like when things come full circle sometimes

The Parallels between Yukine, Yato, and Mizuchi/Nora (A Noragami Meta)

Rereading Noragami, I am constantly awed by Adachitoka’s masterful crafting of the character relationships. It reminds me of the early days of Bleach. You see the relationships contains layers upon layers of parallels and foils. The primary one I want to talk about, being this one here:

In the above, you have a trio of a human, a god and a shinki. Below, you have a trio of a shinki, a human and a god.

It’s so interesting to see the contrast between Baby!Yato’s relationship with his father figure and sister figure and that of Yukine with his relationship with Yato and Hiyori.

Yukine-Baby!Yato

Both did questionable acts at the time of their ‘birth’, but while Yato never learned right and wrong from his ‘Father” who also often showered him with praises, Yato tried his best to teach Yukine about morality, even as he called him childish insults (but ultimately he also refrained from punishing Yukine, not because he wanted to enable his bad habits like Father did to him, but because he sympathized so much with him)

Yato-Father

It’s pretty clear, the differences between their parenting styles. @echodrops illustrates the dichotomy beautifully in their essay.

Hiyori-Mizuchi

It’s easy to forget, but Mizuchi is actually Yato’s older sister, and Yukine sees Hiyori as an older sister figure.

Mizuchi enabled Yato’s bad behavior (but then again this is also because she didn’t develop a proper moral framework), and to an extent Hiyori did too in regards to Yukine by failing to reprimand him early on. But as Yukine put it, if Hiyori didn’t scold him (and if Yato didn’t find him), which she did later, he wouldn’t have become the person he was today. Yes, just like:

The parallels between Sakura and Hiyori are so interesting ok? Especially with respect to their relationship with Baby!Yato and Yukine.

Ok, I kid. There are serious parallels too, like how both Sakura and Hiyori tried to stop Baby!Yato and Yukine from stealing, and how both boys ended up betraying them (Yato in using Sakura to kill people, Yukine in stealing from Hiyori). Also Sakura acted as both a mother-figure and sister-figure to Yato in the same way Hiyori is sometimes motherly towards Yukine.

And then you can also compare the family Yukine’s found now with Yato and Hiyori to that of his family from when he was alive. I mean the manga has already shown us hints of this:

Yukine has overlapped his sister (presumably) with Hiyori before and now his dad with Yato.

It comes full-circle as his former life also parallels with Yato’s former life (father issues, abuse etc.). But here’s the thing, while Yato and Yukine were in similar situations (likely to face physical abuse), someone else was more appropriate to act as the foil to Yukine.

Mizuchi was the sibling left behind to an abusive father while Yato, through Sakura’s influence, gained more independence (in the same way, Yukine’s mother took his sister away; admittedly this is speculation since we don’t know how canon the anime-only scene above is).

I REPEAT, MIZUCHI/NORA, LIKE YUKINE, WAS THE SIBLING LEFT BEHIND.

So, if you pity Yato and you pity Yukine (if you belong to the Noragami fandom, the answer to that would be a resounding yes), then you should pity Mizuchi as well. Don’t be fooled by her smug smiles and creepy-ass dark panels. Underneath all that, she’s a tragic character.

Yukine may think he’s become more like Nora, and Nora already thinks they’re a lot alike, but the both of them don’t really know how deeply the similarities run.

sweet-carolina-sugar  asked:

Hi! I've been sugaring for a little over a month now, and I've just now snagged a legit SD. I'm meeting with him in 3 weeks. Our initial meeting we're going shopping. I get $500 plus a Visa with a "healthy amount" on it to shop with. I was wondering if you could give me some tips on makeup essentials? I'm mostly clueless in that department. The stores near me are ULTA, & Belk (Bobbi Brown & MAC are my faves in there) but like I said idk. Help? What should I get?

Okay so this is going to be involved because I LOVE makeup.

So my main makeup essentials would be:

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Setting Powder
  • Blush
  • Contour Shade
  • Highlighter
  • Brow Pencil and Mascara
  • Gel Liner
  • Neutal Eyeshadow palette
  • Waterproof Mascara
  • Red Lipstick
  • Nude/My lips but better Lipstick
  • Lip balm
  • Quality Brushes


Foundation/Concealer: So my current favorite foundation in the NARS luminous all day liquid. I love it. I pair it with the NARS pressed translucent powder. Gives me a lovely dewy look that really does last all day and doesn’t look like foundation. I use Makeup Forever full coverage concealer for my under eye circles and smaller blemishes. I like it because it doesn’t crease under my eyes. For big zits, which I rarely get but sometimes occur when I’m dumb and sleep in my makeup, I use the original Bare Minerals foundation on dense brush, then blend it out. I think it just looks better than liquid concealer on larger blemishes. Other suggestions: Bare Minerals Bare Skin (doesn’t come in my shade but I’ve heard great things), Makeup Forever HD, Makeup Forever Matte Velvet (if you prefer a matte foundation), MAC Pro longwear Concealer.


Highlight/Contour/Blush: For this I use a Sleek Makeup trio. I bought my in London so I think you can only find it online in the US. It has a shimmery blush and highlight, and a matte bronzer/contour shade. I have that and a NARS trio and the shades are basically identical, except the NARS bronzer is shimmery, so you can’t contour with it. Save your money and buy the Sleek one. I don’t contour much because I think it makes my face look weird and disproportionate? But I think the color I have may just be too warm for me, but I’m very fair so it would likely work for most people. The key is a MATTE shade for contouring. I honestly wouldn’t waste money on a 6 piece contouring/highlighting palette, because realistically you’ll only use like 2-3 of the shades. Honestly, matte powder foundation in a shade 2-3 darker than your skin with the same undertone is probably your best bet, then just find a nice highlight. I like NARS, Sleek, and Becca highlighters. I don’t wear much blush, and only own NARS orgasm and the Sleek Dupe, and never wear them. I also don’t wear bronzer, but again I am VERY FAIR. So I think blush and bronzer just don’t suit me, but they do look nice on most people. NARS blushes and bronzer are regarded as the best, but play around with it before committing to a $20 blush.


Eye Makeup: Okay so despite owning all of the Naked Palettes, I must say I do think they’re over hyped and don’t have enough matte shade for me to recommend to a beginner. I’d recommend the Lorac Pro, which has some lovely neutrals in both mattes and shimmers, so that’s a great place for you to start. Honestly, just watch a lot of YouTube videos on how to do different eye makeup looks and then mess around with it. Once you learn a few basic techniques, you can pretty much do any look you want. For eyeliner, I’ve mostly been using eyeshadow on a wet eyeshadow brush recently and I’ve been really liking it. I do cat eyes always, and it’s a practice make perfect thing but mess around with different types of brushes and products to find what works for you. One tip is to start on the eye you’re WORSE at. Then it’s easier to match the wing on your good eye. Beyond wet eye shadow I like Tarte’s gel eyeliner a lot. Mine opened up in my makeup case and dried out, which I’m fairly bummed about. And Urban Decay’s pencil liners are great for tight lining, but their gel eyeliner is awful don’t waste you money. And TBH I haven’t really liked any high end mascaras I’ve tried. Or at least not enough to justify the price. Drug store mascaras are the bomb. I always use waterproof and Maybelline is my favorite brand for mascara, but I’ve heard good things about Covergirl as well.

Brows: Tweezerman tweezers are the only tweezers. I use MAC brow pencil because Fling is the only shade I’ve found that works for very light blonde hair, but the pencil is great in terms of quality as well. Then I use Benefit Gimme Brow to keep my brows in place. My brows are shaped nicely and are thick naturally, so I don’t do much beside tweeze the stray hairs and fill them in slightly to make them more prominent, but you may need to do more depending on your brows’ state. There are plenty of Youtube Videos on how to do eyebrows.

Lips: I don’t wear a ton of lipstick, but I like MAC Brave as a nude/my lips but better shade and NARS Cruella as a red, and honestly, as far as basics go thats all you need. For more dramatic colors, I have a bunch of Lime Crime Velvetines, but that company is very problematique, so I’ll let you do your own research into the topic. I’ll let you decide for yourself if lip liner is something you want to use, I do sometimes and I don’t really care much about it. I don’t wear lip gloss since it makes my mouth look weird in my opinion, so I can’t really recommend any. Also Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip treatment (the one in the metal tin) is amazing and will make your lips the softest.

Brushes: I love my Sigma and Tarte brushes. I have the Sigma basics set which is $200 I think? But totally worth it. I also love the flat top Kabuki for foundation. I have the Tarte big fluffy foundation brush and the double ended concealer one and both are lovely. Brushes are for sure worth the investment. 


Honestly, just watch a lot of makeup Youtube videos to learn any techniques or look up product reviews. Like I said, once you figure out a few very basic techniques, the whole world opens up and you can do anything with makeup.

a hella long list of random lyric sentence starters
  • "I'm insecure and I care what people think."
  • "We're stressed out."
  • "Wish we could turn back time, to the good ol' days."
  • "Wake up, you need to make money."
  • "You used to make me feel like I could walk on water."
  • "You're the reason why I can't listen to the same songs I used to."
  • "I write songs about you all the time."
  • "I bet I don't run through your mind."
  • "I've given up on you.
  • "It still hurts to know you're not alone."
  • "Lately, my dog's the only one around that listens to my problems."
  • "It's been a lonely year."
  • "I'm just happy being with you."
  • "Quietly, quietly, the two of us are entangled."
  • "You don't realize the way I am."
  • "This silent love leaves a silent scar."
  • "I don't feel anything when I look at your face."
  • "That's nothing compared to what I had done in the past."
  • "Wild horses couldn't drag me away."
  • "You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress."
  • "Please remember me, fondly."
  • "We'll meet again."
  • "Fuck the man."
  • "I heard from someone you're still pretty."
  • "And when the morning came I was ashamed. Only now it seems so silly."
  • "Never meant to last."
  • "An angel kissin' on a sinner."
  • "Girls like girls like boys do."
  • "Always gonna steal your thunder."
  • "Imma take your girl out."
  • "Don't tell me what I feel."
  • "Kissed your girls and made you cry, boys."
  • "Tell me if you feel it, too."
  • "Hello there, the angel from my nightmare."
  • "We can live like Jack and Sally if we want."
  • "I would ask for advice, but I just do what I like."
  • "You're a waste of my time."
  • "I smoke cause I'm stressed. I try to get high, but it gets me depressed."
  • "I've fallen for her, more than once."
  • "My daddy is dead, I've got no man to follow."
  • "And I know that I'm shallow, but why shouldn't I be?"
  • "I don't want any trouble, it just chooses to find me."
  • "I've been thinkin' about fallin' in love."
  • "I've been thinkin' about you."
  • "I’m afraid somebody else might take my place."
  • "All my friends always lie to me."
  • "You’re too mean, I don’t like you."
  • "Fuck you anyway."
  • "You make me wanna scream at the top of my lungs."
  • "You make me wanna die."
  • "Keep on dreaming, don’t stop breathing, fight those demons."
  • "I got a hunger and it won't go away."
  • "I want it all to remind me of the first time."
  • "I think I like you, but it's complicated."
  • "It's always better when we're together."
  • "You look so pretty sleeping next to me."
  • "I belong with no one."
  • "You belong with me."
  • "Run off to school like a good drama queen."
  • "Do you care where you're going, or know where you've been?"
  • "Our faith is placed in second chances."
  • "You're the star of the story you don't care about."
  • "Just a little girl in a bigger world turning upside-down."
  • "You keep it all inside so that nobody knows."
  • "All these boys are thirsty for your outsides."
  • "You never care to ever let the right ones in."
  • "Baby, I'll carry you all the way home."
  • "I just wanna love you, dear."
  • "I understand you, just take my hand."
  • "I found God. I found him in a lover."
  • "He's off to pay his crimes and he's got no time for mine."
  • "It's tearing me apart."
  • "It's ruining everything."
  • "Were you lying all the time?"
  • "Was it just a game to you?"
  • "You know I'm such a fool for you."
  • "You got me wrapped around your finger."
  • "I thought the world of you."
  • "I thought nothing could go wrong, but I was wrong."
  • "It was always me and you."
  • "This body is yours."
  • "Your mess is mine."
  • "Luck be on my side tonight."
  • "You're the reason that I feel so strong."
  • "You still make sense to me."
  • "Boy, look the other way."
  • "That's not the way that friends behave."
  • "I always knew that I would love you from afar."
  • "She's got darling hazel eyes."
  • "It shouldn't come as a surprise."
  • "Why do you go wasting your time on me?"
  • "I'm eager to please."
  • "I'm scared that you’re gonna slip away."
  • "I don’t think she knows how she changed all my plans."
  • "You act like you don't know me."
  • "My god, you tempt my anxious mind."
  • "We are bitter losers, snarling through our smiles."
  • "We are wild."
  • "We’re fucked, but we say that we’re fine."
  • "We long for journeys and the roadside."
  • "Every little thing made me miss you more."
  • "I'm just trying to make a getaway to you, and I'd have gone a thousand miles more."
  • "And I looked at you, you were so damn cute."
  • "I know you're thinking of me."
  • "You're everything that I hoped for."
  • "I'm all the shit that you go for."
  • "Stop kidding yourself now."
  • "I never found a way to let you know."
  • "I also never found a way to let you go."
  • "Right now I’m feeling rough."
  • "Come settle in with me."
  • "I will not open myself up this way again."
  • "Feels like I don't know you."
  • "I've strayed from who it was that you knew."
  • "You were trying to make it work."
  • "You were sleeping in my shirt
  • "Sometimes things don't come full circle."
  • "I was hoping that you cared."
  • "I was distant, I was scared."
  • "There's no way to go back now."
  • "Just love me when you can."
  • "I'll wait patiently."
  • "I'll wake up every day just hoping that you still care."
  • "Surely even I deserve the best."
  • Just when I believe you've changed for good, you go and prove me wrong just like I knew you would."
  • "When I run out of second chances, you give me that look
  • and you're off the hook."
  • "Oh, what am I still doing here?"
  • "It ain't right to just love me when you can."
  • "Slow down, you are out of control."
  • "One of us is right, and one of us is wrong."
  • "It could be so easy if it didn't feel so wrong."
  • "What if I was younger?"
  • "I never should have asked, it was a long time ago."
  • "There's things I wish I knew."
  • "We're a million miles away."
  • "With you, my dear, I'm safe."
  • "You will be gone and I won't see you anymore."
  • "You left my love on the line and said that you were leaving."
  • "I saw you in the arms of someone else."
  • "I cry myself to sleep and you thought I was happy."
  • "I was lonely, had nowhere to go."
  • "I heard that you moved on."
  • "Everything has changed."
  • "Sometimes you've got to bleed to know that you're alive."
  • "The songs on the radio are okay, but my taste in music is your face."
  • "You fell asleep in my car, I drove the whole time."
  • "I heard you were lying about how brave you are.
  • "I heard you were still trying to get back to the start."
  • "I'm gonna miss you."
  • "Gonna miss you, girl, and all of the things we could've done."
  • "I move so fast, how could you be with me?"
  • "I wish you well. All the best."
  • "I spent an hour with you, should I want anything else?"
  • "We were sixteen, maybe less, maybe a little more."
  • "I walked home smiling, I finally had a story to tell."
  • "Time has bridled us both, but I remember you, too."
  • "You confuse me with your riddles and your sudden generosity."
  • "You really shouldn't get this fucked up."
  • "I'm tired of being careful."
  • "Let me under your skin."
  • "Why do I always spill?"
  • "God, I wish I never spoke."
  • "Think I got myself in trouble."
  • "Should've never said the word 'love.'"
  • "I'm sick of all the games I have to play."
  • "I've got your picture, she's got you."
  • "Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces."
  • "Everyone thinks that we're perfect."
  • "Go back to being plastic."
  • "Smile for the picture."
  • "We were too wasted to close the window."
  • "Do you want it? Do you want me?"
  • "You are where I want to be."
  • "I can drive."
  • "Who is she?"
  • "I used to know know to leave the boy behind without having to watch him go."
  • "Going on, my first impression, I recall you wearing white."
  • "There was something sweet in the air, babe, that summer night."
  • "There will always be another time for us to fall in love."
  • "The first times always cut the deepest."
  • "She is something to behold, elegant and bold."
  • "I could easily lose my mind."
  • "The way you kiss me will work each time."
  • "Eyes, innocent and wild, remind me what it's like."
  • "Pulling me back into the flames and I'm burning up again."
  • "I never understood what was at stake."
  • "Well now you've come and gone, I finally worked it out."
  • "I never should have told you."
  • "I never should have let you see inside."
  • "Don't want it troubling your mind. Won't you let it be?"
  • "You cool me down."
  • "Do you love me now?"
  • "I'm not so used to doubt."
  • "Light me up a cigarette and put it in my mouth."
  • "You're the only one that wants me around."
  • "I don't believe in you and I."
  • "I'm not yours anymore."
  • "You're always leaving me behind."
  • "I feel like a fool."
  • "I ain't got nothing left to give."
  • "You are mine, I am yours. Lets not fuck around."
  • "You are the only one."
  • "Yours is the first face that I saw."
  • "I realize that I need you and I wondered if I could come home."
  • "Remember the time you drove all night, just to meet me in the morning."
  • "I thought it was strange, you said everything changed, you felt as if you'd just woke up."
  • "I'm glad I didn't die before I met you."
  • "I don't care, I could go anywhere with you and I'd probably be happy."
  • "Maybe this time is different."
  • "I mean, I really think you like me."
  • "You pull away so easily."
  • "I'm only there so that you're not alone."
  • "So I'm pouring some whiskey, I'm gonna get drunk."
  • "I want a lover I don't have to love."
  • "I'll meet up with the band in the morning."
  • "Love's an excuse to get hurt."
  • "We both go together if one falls down."
  • "I talk out loud like you're still around."
  • "Do I let her sleep or should I wake her up?"
  • "We were lovers in a past life."
  • "I'll make you mine, time after time."
  • "We can keep in touch if that's what you want."
  • "You say I don't have the time for you, but I do."
  • "I am what you need when you can't find it somewhere else."
  • "I am what you want when you don't have anything else."
  • "I came here with a load and it feels so much lighter now I met you."
  • "Honey, you should know that I could never go on without you."
  • "You're the one that I wanted to find."
  • "Anyone who tried to deny you must be out of their mind."
  • "I know it's too late."
  • "I should have given you a reason to stay."
  • "We're not the same, dear, as we used to be."
  • "There was little we could say, and even less that we could do."
  • "Nothing was left for you and me."
  • "Someday you will be loved."
  • "I cannot pretend that I felt any regret."
  • "The memories of me will seem more like bad dreams."
  • "I know your heart belongs to someone you've yet to meet."
  • "You told her that you loved her, but you don't."
  • "She was beautiful, but she didn't mean a thing to me."
  • "I wanted to believe in all the words that I was speaking as we moved together in the dark."
  • "All I see are dark grey clouds in the distance moving closer with every hour."
  • "Was something wrong?"
  • "You're damn right there is, but we can't talk about it now."
  • "No, we can't talk about it now."
  • "One last touch and then you'll go, and we'll pretend that it meant something so much more."
  • "It was vile, and it was cheap."
  • "You are beautiful, but you don't mean a thing to me."
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crazy to think that around this time two years ago i was visiting sydney and ended up spending a day in this very same studio we were at last night while with con recorded the distance ep. fast forward two years and i now live here, the boys have released that ep as well as their debut album, and spent more than half this year playing shows all over the friggen world. life can be so cool sometimes and it’s weird but super nifty when lil things like this come full circle 😌 i am so darn proud of my friends!!!