i love parallels ok

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ep 1 // ep 7 // ep 16

“I sleep in a bathroom, instead of in a bed, and my mom sleeps in her cold living room with the windows wide open every single night even in the dead of winter. And also the fact that my brother has spent the past 14 years of his life in prison, I have no desire to share those stories with any other woman than you. Even after having heard and witnessed those aspects of my life, you neither feel any disgust or show any pity towards me. Which made me wonder if there are any other women out in this world who will just listen and still like me just for who I am. And my answer is, no, there’s no one else like you out there. Hae Soo-ah, if you know any other woman like that out there, then please let me know. So that Ii wouldn’t have to cling onto you so much.”

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Adil sends room service up to Toby via Tom, who doesn’t understand why Toby’s so awkward…

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you put a lot of trust in your friend.
i do. in all the time i’ve know him, he’s never let me down.

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“Turning them into fighters? That’s not like you.”
“Yeah, I used to believe that, too.”

when I have a notp, its mostly because of their shippers

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The 100 + episode posters (part II of season 1)

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First of her name.

ONE’s life lessons: relationships with others

I love finding parallels in ONE’s ongoing works! Especially when both Mob Psycho 100 and One Punch Man’s webcomic update with such similar scenes, it becomes so apparent he’s using both mediums (a shonen manga and seinen webcomic respectively) as different ways to explore the same core themes.

We know both stories are emotionally driven, showing us the consequences of living with suppressed emotions and unhealthily internalizing them (Opm), and how to constructively channel them externally (Mob). And meanwhile, how the possession and pursuit of ultimate, raw power by itself is ultimately meaningless.

But here, the theme is on the importance of human relationships – with friends, family and others, and how having them (or rejecting them) contributes to our emotional quality of life. Things like power, fame, money, etc can be a means to bring short-term happiness, but in the long run, meaningful relationships with others are the things that really matter.  

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