How is it that I’ve lived in Hawaii for nine years, been learning Hawaiian words and speaking pidgin back to my local friends for nine years, know how to say significantly more complex Hawaiian phrases, and yet I had to turn over a Puna Brewing Company bottle cap to find out that Lilo means “lost”?
Ty was silent, and in that silence, Kit thought of Ty’s headphones, the music in his ears, the whispered words, the way he touched things with such total concentration: smooth stones, rough glass, silk and leather and textured linen. There were people in the world, he knew, who thought human beings like Ty did those things for no reason—because they were inexplicable. Broken.
Kit felt a wash of rage go through him. How could they not understand everything Ty did had a reason? If an ambulance siren blared in your ears, you covered them. If something hit you, you doubled up to protect yourself from hurt.
But not everyone felt and heard exactly the same way. Ty heard everything twice as loud and fast as everyone else. The headphones and the music, Kit sensed, were a buffer: They deadened not just other noises, but also feelings that would otherwise be too intense. They protected him from hurt.
He couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to live so intensely, to feel things so much, to have the world sway into and out of too-bright colors and too-bright noises. When every sound and feeling was jacked up to eleven, it only made sense to calm yourself by concentrating all your energy on something small that you could master—a mass of pipe cleaners to unravel, the pebbled surface of a glass between your fingers.
“I don’t want to tell you not to go to the Scholomance if it’s what you want,” said Kit. “But I would just say that it isn’t always about people trying to protect you, or knowing what’s best for you, or thinking they do. Sometimes they just know they’d miss you.”
“Livvy would miss me—”
“Your whole family would miss you,” said Kit, “and I would miss you.”
It was a bit like stepping off a cliff, far scarier than any con Kit had ever run for his dad, any Downworlder or demon he’d ever met. Ty looked up in surprise, forgetting the glass in his hands.
He was blushing. It was very visible against his pale skin. “You would?”
“Yeah,” said Kit, “but like I said, I don’t want to stop you from going if you want to—”
“I don’t,” Ty said. “I changed my mind.” He set the glass down. “Not because of you. Because the Scholomance appears to be full of assholes.”
Kit burst out laughing. Ty looked even more astonished than he had when Kit had said he’d miss him. But after a second, he started to laugh too. They were both laughing, Kit doubled up over the blankets, when Magnus came into the room.
so, let me know if there’s any heterosexual explanation for this por favor
-A woman explained to her daughter that the chip readers are stealing card information and selling it to the internet. I am glad to see that this wisdom will be passed down from generation to generation.
-I have grown accustomed to guests abandoning their carts at my lane and leaving the store. I was not prepared for this to happen while the child was still seated within.
-A woman grew outraged to find that her purchase of “Underwear! Just underwear!” cost her $25. I was outraged on her behalf as well, until I noticed that, for this total, she was getting twenty pairs. Now, more than anything, I want to know where she shops that she can get skivvies by the score for less.
-Several guests have purchased clearance condom cartons. The only thing I have ever trusted less than this product is their judgement.
-In the middle of paying, a woman slammed a severed cat head onto the counter. After a brief moment of indescribable terror, I realized that it was mer a hyperrealistic design on a coin purse. This is not much more acceptable in my book.
-A four year-old picked up a brochure off the counter and, after a few moments of consideration, informed me that she was going to get a debit card. This sort of thriftiness will serve her well going forward. If she maintains these savings throughout her life, she could easily pay off her student loans by age seventy-five.
-A pair of elderly women came through my lane. One remarked on how we run into each other everywhere, despite my never having met her before. The other then commented that every time she comes through the store, I rob her. I apologized without being quite sure what for. I was chastised for this choice, being told that it was not my job to deal with two crazy old women. I smiled and nodded, opting to tread carefully for this purchase. This prompted them to decide that I must be shy and discuss how incredibly talkative I was not. Desperate for any escape at this point, even if not physical, I zoned out entirely, focusing on scanning their items as swiftly as I could. When I tuned back into my new friends, they had moved on to the subject of relationships, and how they would neither rest nor be content until I took to flirting with each person I ever encountered. I handed them their bags and bid them a good day. They told me they would see me again soon to continue their work. I hope another meeting does not come to pass, but after their first remark, I will be looking around all corners carefully for the foreseeable future.
-I asked a woman if she had found everything alright. She told me that she had, and so she put it all back where she found it.
You know, I’ve been thinking – Misha always says that the writers began changing his character the more they saw his personality come through on set – so Castiel went from this stone cold badass, to this shy, bumbling do-gooder. But … that doesn’t really make sense because Misha isn’t shy about anything; and yeah … he can be a bit awkward but he’s usually being sarcastic and witty and having the time of his life just fucking with people.
So where’s the disconnect? What are the writers seeing that we’re not? What’s on set that would make Misha such a shy, humble and charming little doofus that the people in charge would reshape his entire character?
So I was listening to my psychology lecture today (and it turns out that YOUR PUPILS ARE ACTUALLY JUST HOLES IN YOUR EYES), anyway and it turns out that the inside of your eyeball is this fluid, jelly-like stuff but otherwise its pretty hollow (except for some wirey nervy stuff) soooooo
Inuyasha’s Eye (I guess his human one to be exact):
I came up with this. Because the legendary Inu no Taisho is a goddamn science nerd in his free time, he somehow managed to insert a lil pearl in his baby son’s eye (somehow without Izayoi noticing, I imagine) before many of the nerves in there are formed and therefore …
That is why Inuyasha went momentarily blind in one eye when Sesshomaru removed the pearl with his lightning-fast fingers, because his nerves probably grew around the pearl when as he got older.
I dunno, it just interested me and its all speculation really, not facts.
But also while I was googling images for this I found this amazing piece of trash:
and that made my rainy, cold day 10x happier (plus I got a starbucks coffee)
I dunno guys. Maybe I should make an InuyashaScienceBlog
remember the first couple of episodes of su where there were a lot of imperfect frames and weird, but funny expressions? can we go back to that stuff
look at how expressive, ridiculous, and hilarious these frames are! and they werent even limited to 1 character! every character has a bunch of ridiculous expressions in the first season.
of course the tone of the show gradually changed for episodes like jailbreak, the cluster, etc. and you can’t have a lot of silly expressions for more serious episodes. i totally get that. but now the tone has kinda been just slice of life for a while. so, since the show started out like slice of life, and now its kinda back to the same spot. so, does this mean funnier expressions on characters who aren’t peridot? nope. even though we’ve (sorta?) returned to some slice of life stuff, the silly expressions haven’t come back.
i understand that sometimes an artstyle can change, and that can lead to less of these frames. but it feels kinda sucky since the show had built itself up as an imperfect series, with flawed characters, and cartoony/weird expressions to kinda match that. it feels like the only character who gets an imperfect frame every once in a while is peridot. but most of the time, it
kinda feels like the crewniverse is just using her because theyre afraid of experimenting with funny expressions on other characters, and they know peridot will always work. really one of the only more recent expressions i really enjoyed that wasn’t peridot was this one:
so @crewniverse bring back these adorable and hilarious frames for more than just peridot’s character. have all the characters be more expressive and weird!
I’m seriously unhappy about the news with Glennis, but harassing him on twitter isn’t going to change his mind. I know we got out!Mac because rcg knew how disappointed their fans were by the S11 finale, but Dennis leaving the show wasn’t just some bad gag they wrote for shits; it was purposely done that way so they can be prepared to move forward if and when Glenn decides that his new show is too big a commitment to keep working Sunny. Glenn wanting to take on a new show isn’t queerbaiting, and he’s not gonna read your Tumblr meta for career advice.
@pixelhorrorjam Update #3! Also known as the “Fuck I love purple” update. Not the greatest gif quality in the world, but here you go. I’m trying to not give away all the maps I’ve made…
Anyway, progress update!
Maps - 10 / 26 (This will hold steady for a while. The first ten maps make up the bulk of the game. The remaining ones only get seen once or twice, so I’m going to tackle them as they come instead of all at once.)
Sprites - 9 / 10
Portraits - 4 / 12
Eventing - 21%
Overall - 40 %
I had to slow down a bit to take care of some work stuff, but that’s mostly done with now, so… yeah. Thanks for sticking around.
So, as usual, I’m
going throw my unpopular opinion out into the wind rather than
attaching it to one of the 27 posts I’ve seen floating around about
this topic cuz I don’t wanna be ‘that guy.’
I agree with pretty
much everyone that when Cas is brought back, he will be changed.
Something consistent they’ve held through the series (and should
continue to hold) is that death changes a person. I mean… you
really think you can go through dying and coming back completely
Sometimes this has been incredibly obvious (such as Dean
coming back as a demon, Sam coming back without a soul), sometimes
less obvious (Dean returning from hell as a torture master).
fairly common thread throughout the series is that coming
back to life is not a good thing.
a thread that I hope they DON’T change, because it’s NOT a
healthy mindset to have. It
might feel good to the other people in the lives of the person who
has been resurrected, but for the resurrected person themselves, it
generally hasn’t been good.
And at best, I die trying to fix my own stupid mistake. Or…
I don’t die
– I’m brought back again. I see now. It’s a punishment
resurrection. It’s worse every time.
– Survival of the Fittest
Death will change
Cas. And for the life of me, I cannot picture this change being good simply because of where the story is right now.
that is why I don’t want
Cas to be resurrected as a human.
get me wrong – I do want Cas to be human in the end. By choice, not
circumstance. But not yet. Not like this. Not when it has the
potential to be even worse than the last time he was human.
want his humanity to be a good thing.
also still too far from the end of the show. If things get too happy
when the end isn’t as near as we think, you can bet your ass it’s
going to go sour. The longer
it hurts, the more likely it is that we’ll have a happy endgame.)