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Favorite relationships: Isak og Eskild
Where are you ↵
on my way home
I’m coming.

I would like to point out Flynn’s very own constructed staircase. Made with wood and bicycle tires. That’s very nice, Flynn. I bet you got an A+ in Croatian shop class.

anonymous asked:

I can't hear most of what they are saying on the stage but I'm crying hard right now

heres an incredibly rough translation of what harry said:

–A room full of beautiful people. So on the show, I play an openly proud bisexual warlock, who’s a person of color, that’s in a relationship with a recently out gay shaodwhunter who hunts demons for a living. I mean, I dont think that combination has ever existed in television. And that just shows the progress from telling each of these stories and the importance of what GLAAD has been doing and continues doing. So we are honored to be part of that progress

On Sanji’s Characterization in the Whole Cake Island Arc

Let me just say that, for starters, the Whole Cake Island arc, in my opinion, has been the most enjoyable arc in the series post time skip, and it’s definitely making its way up there with the greats like Water 7/Enies Lobby, Sabaody Archipelago, and Marineford for me.  The setting is fantastic, as are the new abilities, the new forces involved, the uncertainty with who’s on whose side, the vast array of badass females characters (REP-RE-SENT), the stakes, the suspense… every chapter is hard to wait for.  However, I want to address something a lot of people seem to consider a downside to this arc and that is Sanji’s characterization, especially in the recent chapters.  From what I’ve seen, people are not happy with his “lack of faith” in Luffy, his “sad sack” attitude, and his recent acceptance of his fate as a member of Big Mom’s family.  And this kind of unnerves me, because not only is a lot of it based on faulty fan translations, but it is also indicating a misunderstanding of a) the situation he is in and b) how he’s been characterized throughout the entire series.

(WARNING: This will be lengthy.  Brace yourselves).

First of all, I don’t really know where this claim of Sanji “not having faith in Luffy” is coming from.  Faith in Luffy’s what, exactly?  His ability to get out of this alive?  His resolve for getting him back?

For one, I don’t know how one can say that any of the Straw Hats “don’t have faith” in Luffy’s abilities and perseverance, let alone Sanji, who just last arc was expressing his belief that Luffy will become the Pirate King to Capone.  I’m finding it hard to believe that Sanji is suddenly doubting Luffy’s abilities and capability in the face of adversity here and now, especially after that.

And based on past experience, Sanji definitely knows how strong Luffy’s resolve is when it comes to getting crew members back, which is why he:

1) wrote a note on Zou saying he’d be back rather than just leaving suddenly, so they would let him handle the predicament himself until he returned (which he did believe he would do up to a point).

2) lied about his allegiance in 844 to get them to leave, because he knew if he expressed that he was in trouble or doing all this against his will, Luffy would not leave him behind.  Unfortunately, he probably overestimated his lying skills with this, because Luffy saw right through him.

3) broke down crying directly afterwards as Luffy was declaring he’d wait for him, because he knew that since Luffy had seen through his facade, there was no way he was going to leave him behind.  This put the SHs more in danger, and prompted Sanji’s complete submission to the marriage and his pleading with Big Mom to let them out alive in 845/846.

This notion of him understanding of Luffy’s resolve is also furthered by this panel, which, in the official translation (which is what people should be referencing for these kinds of arguments, but unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of it bc I’m an idiot.  If you don’t believe me, there are plenty of other posts that have addressed this) says “Please just get out of here safely, guys!” This is evidence of him knowing his crew’s tendencies so well that he is sitting on a window ledge in agony, silently pleading with them to leave safely and forget about him.  The reason he is so agonized is because he knows that there’s no way they’re going to do this, so he’s scared for them.  

Therefore, because of all this, the “Damn, does Sanji even know his own crew?” comments are ludicrous.  Of course he does.

Another thing I don’t think some people are understanding about this arc is that, while it is similar to Enies Lobby, there are some fundamental differences, one of the biggest ones being that Sanji getting out of this is not a matter of his faith in Luffy’s ability to free him or in his own ability to free himself, but a matter of circumstance.  In Water 7, Robin left to protect the SHs because she thought they would be annihilated if she didn’t.  Usopp told her on the train to “believe in Luffy”, as in to believe in his strength, and this all culminated in the “I want to live” scene, where she finally asked to be saved and put her faith in the SH’s abilities to get her out of there.  This is not the case in the current situation.

Sanji is not going to get out of this by simply telling Luffy he wants to be freed, because there are too many factors out of Luffy’s control at play, most notably the impending death of Zeff, who is out of the reach of protection over in East Blue (Sanji was fighting back until the moment Judge brought out Zeff’s picture in chapter 839 I believe).  At this point, he is of the knowledge that the only thing that can save Zeff is him giving in, so that’s what he’s doing.  And until circumstances change and Zeff’s life is off the line, Sanji is not going to resist the marriage.  This is not him “not having faith in the SHs”, but rather him realizing that, realistically, there is nothing that can get him out of this without resulting in Zeff dying, which, in his mind, would be worse than him leaving the SHs and abandoning his dream.  And because he knows he can’t leave for this reason, he is hoping, begging that his crew will go on without him.

Is it almost too selfless? Yeah. It might even be borderline stupid, and I’m sure if Zeff knew this was happening he would kick the little eggplant upside the head for put Zeff’s life above his own.  After all, Zeff didn’t cut off his foot and save his life so he could throw it away!  But if Sanji’s flashbacks this arc have shown us anything, it’s that his horrible treatment from his family made Zeff much more important of a figure for him than we thought, and that Sanji cares about his “saviors” (Zeff and the SHs) much, much more than himself.  This really has been part of his character since we met him.  He took the lightning for Usopp and Nami on Enel’s ark, offered his life to Kuma on Thriller Bark to save Luffy and Zoro, and sent himself over to a Yonko just to keep his crew safe on Zou.  Really, this is no different than how he’s previously been written to be. The only difference now is that we have some info on why he is this way, and I think that is what Oda meant by the “Year of Sanji” thing.  

In retrospect, him calling it “the Year of Sanji” probably wasn’t the best decision, because a lot of people took it to mean that it was going to be “the Year of Sanji Kicking Ass and Taking Names”, rather than “the Year of Sanji’s Backstory and Character Elaboration”.  Realistically, we all probably should’ve assumed the latter because of the set-up, but I, like many, wanted to believe that finally, Sanji was going to be a 10/10 badass again after being gone for most of Dressrosa.  And while I know he will do that later in the arc (come on, of course he will), I think it’s important to note that, really, he is going to come out of this so much stronger because of how he is acting now during his low point.

I already posted this elsewhere, but think about this for a second.  This whole arc has been Oda going the extra mile when putting everything in the book against Sanji, and given that he is only NOW getting desperate, that truly attests to his strength as a character.  Seriously, he had to have his crew, his father, his hands, his livelihood as a cook, and his freedom on the line (basically everything he cares about), as well as resurfacing of his devastating childhood trauma, physical beatings from his family, a fight with his captain, and the threat of a freaking Yonko’s army against his crew to get him to the point of breaking, and even now he is still doing everything to ensure the safety of the people he loves. Seriously, that is pretty much everything that can possibly be held against him, and he cracked this late in the game. That’s some beastly shit if you ask me, and it says wonders about just how good and strong of a character Oda has made him out to be.

Not to mention that his arc has, IMO, brought Sanji from the cool, quirky character that we knew before to a complex, more durable one because of the fact that he is hitting his low point.  Oda did this with Nami in Arlong Park, Usopp in Water 7, and Luffy himself right after Marineford, and this only made me appreciate and respect these characters more, because it is when a character is at their lowest that they truly can emerge stronger and better than they ever have been.  This is what Sanji’s fans want, right? And this current part of the arc, with him being sad and submissive (which is really a very realistic reaction that probably would’ve occurred for a lot of other characters much earlier on) is the first part of that development. This distressed, hopeless Sanji isn’t the most badass or controlled one, but it’s a human one and I love Oda for that.  Any author that can do this with their characters earns my respect a thousand times over, because it takes guts and really good writing to accomplish it successfully.  Oda has done it three times now, so why should we think he can’t do it a fourth?

^^ The foreshadowing is real, and at this point, it’s the waiting game.  Until then, we should probably let this arc evolve and take the events as they come, because it really is a great one.  And at this point, I’d say instead of doubting Sanji’s faith in everything, have faith in him, because he will definitely pull through and reemerge from this as a more compelling, more well-written, and more beastly character.  Until then, enjoy the ride!


[I am SO sorry for the length.  Holy nuggets.]  

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Always look at me

(Left < Right)

anonymous asked:

hi! quick question. We always celebrate Minako's birthday the 22th of october, but in the materials collection says her birthday is the 22th of november (at least in the miss dreamy translation)?? i'm so confuse right now

My original thought was that this was a simple translation error, as other materials on Miss Dream’s site show her birthday as October 22nd, such as this one from an official book.

But I checked Alex Glover’s translation of the Materials Collection, and it looks like both he and Miss Dream have November 22nd as Minako’s birthday.

Alex Glover:

Miss Dream:

My guess? Naoko Takeuchi realized that November 22nd would make both Minako and Makoto a Sagittarius. Naoko carefully gave every senshi a birthday that would make her astrological sign correspond with her ruling planet. Moving Minako’s birthday back to October 22nd makes Minako a Libra and her ruling planet more appropriately Venus.

So it’s interesting to see that this information might not have been finalized yet in her notes, especially for Minako, who was already starring in her own manga at the time.

This should probably serve as a reminder that everything in the Materials Collection should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s a lot of initial concept sketches, many of which were changed before designs were finalized, so we shouldn’t take everything contained in it as gospel.

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Edna: If Mikleo says “Princess Edna, will you please be
so gracious as to move this boulder”?

Mikleo: Do we really have time for this?

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I’m in Japan for spring break and went to the Diabolik Lovers cafe with my sister! ^^ It was Kanato’s birthday so I made sure to leave a message from America :>

Being out of the loop for so long, I actually had no idea it was going on but luckily saw an ad for it at an arcade on my trip to the animate store and really wanted to go! That was my first time going to an anime cafe, the food was really pretty and actually tasted pretty good haha! They had episodes one and two of more blood on loop and gave you a random card for each food item you ordered and a paper place mat that you can choose at the end.

I went on the last day so they only had the mukami bros placemat left and the anime version of the sakamaki bros so I chose the former cuz I didn’t like the anime art as much. Bought vandead carnival, lunatic parade, gonna buy dark fate today and finally start playing more blood again once I get back or on the plane +_+ I’ve only played the prologue so far from hella years ago when it was out so I’ll probably start a new game but as you can see I’ve got a lot of catching up to do! I gotta listen to all the drama CDs I’ve missed too >>;

Hopefully I can get back to translating random Dialovers stuff like I used to before school starts. Been pretty busy so I haven’t been on tumblr for a while but thanks for all the new follows and continuing to follow me after all this time! Or being too lazy to unfollow my lazy bum heh.

I’m currently translating a short story for code realize (slowly) so please look forward to it when it’s out~

舍不得 (Reluctantly)
黄子韬
舍不得 (Reluctantly)

《舍不得》(Reluctantly) by Huang Zitao
Song and lyrics by Huang Zitao

Translation:

Look at the pointer turning, it’s counting down the time
The time we spent together is slowly slipping away
Recording your every movement and sound
I’ll never forget or delete it

The moment that I boarded the plane
those tears that couldn’t be stopped
In this moment they still came(1)
My heart hurts so, so much

Don’t regret loving you, don’t want you to waste away
My heart’s always missing you, don’t care how far it is I want to go there
I want so badly to return to the day that we first met
But I can only watch the memories we’ve kept…

RAP:
Return anew to the reality
You told me before we wouldn’t have a result
You were right, but I couldn’t control it
I’d rather not have those results
Because I had you I understood that this is love
Very happy, got it? Got it?(2)
Only when I’m together with you would I freely enjoy life, got it?
But really, all of our experiences will disappear like foam, got it?
Even if it’ll turn to foam I’ll still love you
I’d rather have our final farewell, I still won’t choose to gie up, I’ll never not treasure you
Because of you this song exists, I know for sure you’re listening.

What the future will become I don’t care what it becomes, as long as you’re happy it’s all fine
Meet someone that loves you more, replace me and grow old together
Preserve that smile of yours, that cuteness, ok?
That’s my only request

Don’t regret loving you, don’t want you to waste away
My heart’s always missing you, don’t care how far it is I want to go there
I want so badly to return to the day that we first met
But I can only watch the memories we’ve kept…

Ah… Ah…

What the future will become I don’t care what it becomes, as long as you’re happy it’s all fine
Meet someone that loves you more, replace me and grow old together
Preserve that smile of yours, that cuteness, ok?
That’s my only request

Don’t regret loving you, don’t want you to waste away
My heart’s always missing you, don’t care how far it is I want to go there
I want so badly to return to the day that we first met
But I can only watch the memories we’ve kept…

(1) This phrase can be interpreted two ways; if connected with the line “these tears that can’t be stopped” then the interpretation is as I’ve written, emphasizing that he didn’t want to cry but the tears still came.
If you interpret it as a separate phrase, the meaning becomes “this moment still came” instead, indicating that the moment of leaving was something he’d tried to avoid, but was inescapable in the end.

(2) The literal translation here is more like “Understand?” “Do you get it?” something along those lines, but very informal. It’s the equivalent of “capiche?” So it’s been shortened to “Got it?” in this translation.

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask!

Pinyin and original characters under the cut

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Me, gray, wizened, and on my death bed, probably : If only I had strong armed more people into reading Umineko

Don’t mind me I’m just really mad

So even though I knew I wouldn’t like it, I decided it’d be worth it to soldier through Shikamaru’s smug, arrogant narration in Shikamaru Hiden because I heard there was some extended lore connected to Zabuza in the novel.

Well it turns out the Zabuza lore equaled a paragraph long mention that can be summarized as ‘Zabuza and I were revolutionaries together but then he sold out so I said fuck him and left’. Interesting, but not exactly what I was hoping for. What DID catch my attention however, was this little passage from Shikamaru himself.

“There are shinobi like that too.” Shikamaru carefully said, explaining in a calm tone. “The group that was the cause of the last great war, the ‘Akatsuki’ were mostly made up of missing-nin. They were a group with exceptional abilities who hated the world of shinobi.”

You’d find yourself trapped in a bad situation, and dark feelings would begin to stew. It wasn’t surprising if all that resentment and anger made you lash out at your own country. You’d blame your village for your misfortunes and suffering, say that it wasn’t your fault, but the structure of your country- no, the very structure of the world that was to blame.

It was through that kind of thinking that members of the Akatsuki or Enlightened Ones were born.

ARE YOU SERIOUS ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS ARE YOU REALLY FUCKING SERIOUS YOU REALLY THINK IT WAS THE AKATSUKI MEMBER’S FAULT WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM YOU REALLY THINK PEOPLE LIKE ITACHI AND KISAME WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR SITUATIONS

ARE? YOU? SERIOUS?????