Why do you think girls claim to "be in love" with Eric and Dylan? Or worship them?? It's funny how they're still talked about when they did something so tragic
Good question! And funnily enough, I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. (Beware, this answer may be long). I’m gonna compare two seperate situations here. In 2015, Frances Bean Cobain (bless her beautiful soul) did an interview for Rolling Stone mag to which she shared life after the death of her infamous dad, Kurt cobain. She shared a quote that stuck out to me: “Even though Kurt died in the most horrific way possible, there is this mythology and romanticism that surrounds him, because he’s 27 forever. The shelf life of an artist or musician isn’t particularly long. Kurt has gotten to icon status because he will never age”. I think the same goes with Eric & Dylan, here’s why. Just like Frances said of Kurt, they will forever be 17 & 18, and just like the shelf life of a musician isn’t forever, neither is being a teenager, but for them it is. And there is plenty of romanticism that circulates around the two boys, because of the things we know of them. The things they wrote in their diaries, accounts we’ve heard from their friends & Sue Klebold, it all adds up to that of the life of what a lot of teenagers go through, but don’t speak out about. They’re almost like a voice, if you will, for the angst, sad, rejected, bullied. They’re also a voice for the ones keeping destructive secrets on the inside. Poster boys for the social rejects. Not to say they were two completely isolated individuals, because I know they had friends, but it’s what they felt personally, on the inside that gets a lot of people going “yeah, you know what I get that”. And so with that, I think a lot of people (fan girls etc) find comfort in it, the thought of being forever young as well, as gruesome as it sounds. Not to say their actions should be over looked and that what happened was okay, but it’s their story that people hold onto so much. And not having the basement tapes, only having limited info about the duo creates mystery too. In short: I think people look up to them/obsess/relate because they’ll never age, and although not everyone has homicidal thoughts, you can’t say you’ve never felt partially at least one emotion that we know they did. It’s a “this is what 15 feels like” kind of thing.
The vicious wind and rain howled around the car, making it
shake. Vivi was almost afraid that they’d be blown off the road, and on a
mountainside road such as this, that would mean certain death.
“Wow…” Lewis couldn’t lie and say he wasn’t a little nervous
himself. “I knew Florida weather could be bad but I didn’t think it would be
like this.” It wasn’t raining very hard, but the wind was making the drops land
hard on the windshield. Lewis could see all the trees nearly coming loose from
“Just our luck that we came here during a hellish storm,
huh?” Vivi grinned a little, and Lewis had to laugh.
“Yeah, sounds about right. I wish the client would have
mentioned that little tidbit.” But at least it all worked out with helping the
spirit of their client’s uncle move on, and the pay was nice too. Lewis would
forgive the little miscommunication this time.
They turned a corner and Vivi smiled as she leaned against
the passenger side door. The ocean was wild with waves and even here it was
really cool to watch them. She had seen the ocean only a few times in her life
and it always astounded her. She had always talked to Lewis about going scuba
diving at one point when they had the chance.
Not in this weather though. She was glad there weren’t any
boats out there either. Nobody would be crazy enough to go out there in this
Vivi’s eyes widened and she quickly sat up in her seat.
“Lewis stop the car!”
This was supposed to be a fusion between Count Bleck & Lewis Pepper (My friend drew me the fusion thing for my B-Day because I was absolutely OBSESSED WITH THESE TWO. Now to a slightly lesser extent. Just on the back burner.), but it ended up looking more like a fancy Lewis than a fusion. So…either way here ya go!
Redraw of my fave pic from the live stream. I thought I’d try out a different style (as usual). I don’t know. I’m not particularly fond of it. :/ It looked better in my head. But I’ll keep coming up with something else.
(Also, it’s better to click on it because tumblr makes the quality look so much worse than it already is.)
Prompt: broooooo i love your writing with all my heart!! Could i pretty please request a Daveed fic (lol just pretending he’s still in the cast) with 28 and/or 61 and/or 234? LOVE U ELIZA BABY
28: “do you…well…I mean…I could give you a massage?
61: “Hey, have you seen the-…oh”
234: “Meet me on the roof in 10 minutes”
A/N: I included them all bc I’m trash for Daveed
T/W: it got the teensiest tiniest bit raunchy, mainly fluff
Being in the ensemble was tough, like, ridiculously tough. It was essentially non-stop jumps, kicks and spins for two and a half hours, 8 shows a week. The cast and crew of Hamilton were incredible though, and made the pros of the experience outweigh any cons by far.
It was a two show day, and you were standing just inside the wings of the theatre ready to twirl your way onto the stage for the last song of the show. You bent over and gently kneaded the back of your calf with your fist, trying to stop the dull ache that had been slowly taking over since the Yorktown number.
It wasn’t uncommon for you to pull a muscle or hurt yourself in some way as a dancer, especially when work was this rigorous. It was annoying, nonetheless, but you straightened up and lightly shook your body out before walking out to finish the first show of the two shows.
The crowd, as always, erupted into a standing ovation as you held hands with Jazzy on one side and Sasha on the other, standing upright up from your last bow and heading off stage. You congratulated everyone on a good show and made your way to your dressing room to stretch, letting one leg extend in front and the other behind, lowing yourself into the split, resting your stomach on your thigh and forehead on your knee. You heard the door creak open from its ajar position before a booming voice floated into the room.
“Hey, have you seen the - … oh.” You knew it would be Daveed before the door even opened, as he generally changed out of his costume at lightning speed then came to see you. You unfolded from your stretch to see what had taken him aback.
“Seen what?” You asked nonchalantly, still confused as to why he was staring at you as you stood up.
“Does that hurt?” He asked, ignoring your question, as he leant against the doorframe, his hand motioning to where you were just on the floor.
“Ah, no, not really. After the first twelve hundred times of doing it, it kinda loses it’s pain,” you laughed, reaching to let your hair out.
“It’s still nuts,” he smiled back at you, pushing himself off the doorframe and leaning back to look down the hallway as someone called his name.
THRILLER BARK! To be honest I’m a little fanboy that loves every arc lol, but this arc had, imo, a very awesome concept that was unveiled in quite a cool way (stuff like Cindry-chan being dead, Inuppe acting like Sanji, etc.) and some of the best characters to date, which just makes it slightly better than all the other arcs. I could list so many things that I love in this arc lol: Moria-sama, Rumbar Pirates, badass Zoro, the whole crew fighting together, a friggin’ island ship, hilarious pseudo-zombies in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and I could go on lol… I just love everything <3 <3
[Translation] 100% SKE48 vol.1 Kitagawa Ryoha x Azuma Rion
Man, things change real fast since 100%SKE vol.1!!
Never thought I would post this while Rion will graduate soon….well, who would have known at the time of this interview, Rion already had ‘graduation’ in her mind. Anyways, we all know how much she loves Hokkaido and we wish her all the best.
Also for Ryoha, who would have thought she will become Team S leader. Kids grow.
I think SKE situation right now is great, way better than the time of this interview. It may be too late to post these interviews, but I will keep posting. So…enjoy reading!!
SKE48’s 6th gen debut, 3 years already have passed.
graduated one after another. “UhaRion” is being seen as group’s representative.
confusion, both of them are struggling to grow in Nagoya. How are they
Now, the sun
Nippon Budokan was shaken We want to see that scene from 4 years ago, again.
- At first, we thought that if Rion got driving license, we
would arrange scenic road trip while interviewing and Ryoha sits on front
Uha: I would like to! How is it going?
Rion: Almost final test.
Uha: How do
bad. I want to get driving license quickly so that I could go on a scenic
drive. Well, just like you mentioned, let’s go to Hokkaido!
Uha: A scenic trip in Hokkaido? Let’s go, let’s go!
- I didn’t
even agree with you *laugh*
must be fun. I will take you to Coach&Four (giant department store
- That’s the department store which Rion is the presenter,
right? We would like to go but our budget is kind of…
Uha: (not listening) I want to go to Rion’s favorite Sushi
Rion: Alright! Let’s go to Hokkaido next time!
- Though you guys already agreed but I haven’t said “um” yet
*laugh* that aside, how’s your driving skill?
- Really!? As I saw videos that Aichi Toyota uploaded, you
often drove up on wayside.
Rion: That’s the past! Now, I can drive on highway easily.
She’s not that great! *laugh*
Rion: Before getting on the car, I was nervous but now, I’m okay.
Uha: Take me, too!
want to go to Nagashima (spaland)? (theme park that Team S when to shoot
“Kanojo ga iru” MV)
should back to the topic *laugh* This interview will be published in BUBKA
special issue. For regular issue, the cover is Miyazawa Sae.
Uha: I know! She’s cute! Superb!
- thank you *laugh* In few hours, you will be performing
(Sae’s) graduation stage. How do you feel?
Uha: I still can’t believe it. Though I realized it’s the
truth but once I think that we will never be on stage together anymore, will never
take photos together anymore, it feels unbelievable.
Rion: That’s right. When Sae-san came to SKE48 2 years ago,
it was also unbelievable. Yesterday, I was thinking about the present for
Sae-san so I talked with Futamura Haruka-san. We finally decided to bake a cake.
We made it all night long. We will surprise her after stage ends. It looks like
this (show the picture in her phone)
There’s “SAE” and “LOVE”! Rion did that much for Sae-san, how about Ryoha who
admires her the most?
Uha: I made
graduation photo album with Takeuchi Mai-san. We made it till 5 am! So now, I’m
- Sorry that we interview you at the time like this.
Uha: Because it’s all handmade. We need to glue the photos.
We will give it to her during stage or maybe, at the end of stage.
Sae-san, these things are full of LOVE. Today, you must be crying?
Uha: I’m not
going to. I don’t think I will. I already passed that sad period. None!
- You’re into “Zen” aspect now? (t/n: Ryoha used the word 無 which
is the core word in Zen)
will get stronger for sure. Even though, you were so sad when Sae-san announced
Uha: It’s not like that. 2 weeks before graduation concert,
my condition was really bad. I even cried in handshake event.
Rion: I don’t know about this at all.
Uha: It was
the first time since I entered SKE48 that cried this much. Because I didn’t
want to cry in front of other members, so when I couldn’t hold it, I went to
staff’s room. I cried a lot that my eyes got swollen. But I used eye drops, so
no one knows it. * laugh*
- Thanks to medical innovation *laugh* even so, in
graduation concert, members lined up on the passage and Sae-san had a word with
everyone, right? That day, I entered everyone’s blog but I didn’t see anyone
posted about those words.
the words I want to keep it in my heart.
- If it’s that important, then let’s reveal it the first
Uha&Rion: No way!
- give me some hints
Rion: I will tell you one sentence then “tell Papa and Mama,
please take care of me”
- what does it mean by that?
Rion: It’s unimportant part so I can tell you fufufufu
Uha: I will not tell no matter what.
won’t…ah…despite this is special issue…(intentionally exaggerate)
Uha: Then, I will give you some hints. She said “take care
of yourself” She always told me “Ryoha, you pretend to be strong too much, it
would be good if you discuss with adults more” I think that’s what it means.
Rion: Ryoha is the type that wouldn’t say what’s in her mind
see. Then, it means you should reply on them more?
Rion: You want to know more?
- Yes! Yes!
Sae-san sent LINE message to me.
jealous) you’re lying! When? When did she send? Why? Is that Sae-san?
Rion: On the
day of concert, I sent her thank you message, so she replied back. Let me read
it from LINE.
*clap* we’re waiting!
Rion: “Rii-san, country mom cookies were delicious! It’s
more delicious than buying from shop! Thank you. These 2 days concert, thanks
for hard work. You are pretty and cute and also looks mysterious. I want to be
like that, too. But sometimes, I think it’s regrettable. If only Rion realized
these strengths, you would be stronger than you are now. I’m waiting to see it.
Anyways, Mar.31 the last day, please take care of me.” That day, I baked
cookies for her. She replied me like that.
(jealousy x2 )
Ryoha is jealous. You can tell from her face *laugh*
Uha: It’s not like that. I just think that she’s great.
Sae-san, she’s kind to everyone. That’s why I like her!
Rion: I read the message from my LINE. Then, shooting in
Hokkaido, please take care of us.
didn’t agree on that…
The real me and the new me
said “regrettable” what do you think made her say that?
Rion: I know
it. People mostly see me as introvert person, not motivated, also looks boring.
A moment ago, I saw myself in monitor, I felt that “this is actually what
everyone has told me!” I’m not a cheerful person. It’s even worse with my soft
voice. But because of Sae-san, I became more cheerful. I got influenced by her
- Thanks to Sae-san, right?
Rion: Yes. I’m quite a shy person, I don’t get close to
people easily. But, I think I understand now that socializing is a job. Sae-san
taught me that. That said, Ryoha is also like me.
Uha: Eh? ‘regrettable’? I never heard people saying that.
Rion: It must be. * laugh*
Uha: So weird. But I can get along with people now, there’s
nothing like that.
along now *laugh* Then, I would like to raise a topic here. When Ryoha is with
Matsumoto Chikako, you seem to be a totally different person.
think so, too.
Different person…yes *laugh* I love playing pranks when I’m with members.
Before I entered SKE48, I also got scolded in class often. In fact, that’s how
I am. However, after I entered SKE48, I think more seriously. I think I have to
do things with caution, so I might seem to be quiet. The real me is when I’m
Rion: When these two are together, I couldn’t catch up with
just fooling around *laugh* moreover, since Sae-san graduated, no one initiates
fun atmosphere in changing room. From now on, leave it to me and Chikako!
Then, Chikako becoming Team S vice leader can also imply about this. Chikako
and Sae-san have something in common.
have a lot in common.
are kind of weird.
With Chikako-san, from my point of view, you two (Chikako and Rion) are not
Uha: She calls Rion “Namara! Namara!”
(Namara in Hokkaido means “very” or “great”)
Rion: Yeah. That’s how Chikako say hi to me *laugh*
she’s like that. We would like to interview her, too. Anyways, since Sae-san
graduated, does atmosphere in the team change?
Rion: (Sae-san) didn’t attend theater stage often, it may
not change much.
Uha: But it’s not about team. It’s the group that’s not the
same. There are things that only Sae-san can do. Sae-san always conveys
member’s opinion to staff-san. If Sae-san says, members would agree. If you ask
me who would take over this responsibility, it would be (Saito) Makiko-san.
- How’s Makiko-san, the new captain?
Rion: She has interpersonal skills. She’s good at getting
along with people.
Uha: She made friend with AKB48-san, too.
Rion: I was
in the same dorm with her for a while. She’s a senior who is easy to talk to, suitable
to be captain.
Sometimes, being responsible as captain can make you worried, right? But
members like Makiko-san. We want to support her.
- Let’s change the topic here. What kind of situation you
think SKE48 is in right now?
have just risen from the biggest crisis.
also think like that!
Rion: Yeah! *Hi five*
- How’s that feeling coming from?
Rion: Recently, our program in LINE live had 8 hundred
not total views, it’s net views. Moreover, BUBKA still hasn’t publish this
issue yet. Thank you so much.
store in Nagoya subway station’s campaign that SKE48 was chosen as presenter
since April, right?
Uha: It’s a
grand campaign. We can proclaim that this is “SKE48 of Nagoya”
then, we got more appearance on magazines. I was also chosen to be on cover.
right. More appearance on magazines.
1 year ago, photoshoots for magazine unexpectedly decreased. But now, I have no
time to break.
- Then, As Rion mentioned a moment ago “the biggest crisis”,
when was it?
“Koppu no naka no komorebi”
in autumn last year.
other words, it was after (Matsui) Rena-san graduated. And there was a time
when I felt bad, it was “Bukiyou Taiyou” in summer last year.
- It was
after Nagoya Dome, right?
remember that I felt the gap between “Mirai to wa?” and “Bukiyou Taiyou”
now, I feel that we are heading in a good way.
- Why is that?
Rion: I also
don’t know why but members are all trying their best, right? Staff-san are also
trying their best somewhere that we can’t see.
Exactly. Everyone knows well that if it continues like this, it wouldn’t be
good. Whenever SKE48 unified as one, we have great power. This point, we would
and reluctant general election
question is general election.
would certainly ask this *laugh* Actually, I was reluctant to participate this
- Eh? Why?
Rion: Last year, my goal was “to get ranked” and I achieved
it. (61st Rank) I think there must be people who were exhausted getting it for
me. However, general election also has its advantages. I got a lot works since
I ranked last year.
- Do you see new fans coming at handshake events?
That’s because I got more media exposure. I appeared on TV because of my piano
skill. I was quite outstanding in “konya wa otomari” Fans came to tell me that “I
watched that, too”
- How about Ryoha?
Uha: I was thinking about it till the last minute. I decided
not to participate before that. If I weren’t get ranked or my rank drops,
people may say “This is as far as Kitagawa Ryoha can go” I don’t want it to be
Rion: Um. I
was also worried about that.
However, you chose to participate in the end. Even though you have various
opinions about general election, but you can’t refuse the fact that for this
world “AKB48 = general election”
Uha: I know.
example, when people unintentionally watch morning news, and reporter reports
the news about AKB48 that has SKE48 in it. This is very important, right? Or
for example, when they report about “SKE48 is the no.1 group” this kind of news
can reach people easily.
Rion: I also think it’s important.
- Maybe, general election is the best opportunity to spread
SKE48 reputation. Though singles and Music programs are important but SKE48 in
general election is strong.
Rion: That’s true.
- Sorry for talking too much. You both aim at Undergirls,
Uha & Rion: Yes.
Uha: In the past, they only announced 40 ranks, right? So,
if I couldn’t rank higher than that, I’m not satisfied.
Rion: Higher rank is my goal. But I still don’t have
confidence to say Senbatsu. Undergirls is also high. Anyways, the higher I set
my goal, the harder I try.
General election 4 years ago, a lot of Undergirls came from SKE48. It made
Nippon Budokan shaken. If you can do it again, it would be great.
Rion: I also
want to see that scene. *laugh*
Well, at this time last year, we also had an interview with both of you.
Compared to that time, we think you two really have grown stronger.
really think like that. When we interview Sae-san, she said “I would like to
tell members who think that you can’t take this anymore. I’ve gone over the
slump 3 times already, I understand how you feel but I got through it.” If you
could get through these obstacles, you would be stronger, right?
already got through it! I tried again and again.
Ryoha-san, when you were Kenkyusei, you got through the test to be Under in
Uha: That’s right. I went through the state that I have to
carry. If it were school, I wouldn’t do it. I would say “I’m quit” but this is
not school but it’s the world I chose to enter with my own will. If I escape,
it will be over.
- You are
stronger now. How about Rion-san?
never went through something like that. But from now, there will be. The
practice for AKB49 is starting.
Uha: Do your
best *laugh* I went through it last year. Though I can’t say ‘do your best’
confidently but I really was doing my best that time.
main character Urakawa Minoru / Minori is a very important role.
Rion: I got this role in place of (Shibata) Aya-san. In
fact, I already said once that “I can’t do it” but I think that try doing
something great is also a great opportunity. The practice hasn’t started yet,
but I almost crumble. It’s like needles
piercing through my heart.
Uha: I will
support you! I will also go to see you practice.
will be okay, if you could get through it…
Rion: I would get the photoshoot in Hokkaido, right?