i love you more than i love air

Today, I’m not with you. Today, I broke down. Today, I almost lost you. Today, I realized how much our relationship has changed. Today, I realized I can’t live without you. I’m so sorry baby…. I miss you so much. You breathe air into my lungs and love into my veins. I don’t want to be without you. I want to lay down with you right now, and snuggle so much. I just want to be with you, and I want you to be with me too. I love you….. more than you’ll ever ever know. 3.27.17

love of my life. i thought i knew what love was, but i really didn’t until i met you. you changed my perspective on what i thought it was. you open my eyes every single day. meeting you was like coming up for fresh air. you helped me breathe again. i never believed in soul mates until i met you. you are literally the other half of me, and my being. there’s this verse that says, “I found the one whom my soul loves.” and it’s true. i feel like i’ve been searching my whole life for you, and for a love like ours. you complete me. and you make me feel whole, every single day. i don’t know what i’d do without you. i love you more than i’ve ever loved anything. where you lead, I will follow.. wherever it may be. you are my sun, and i revolve around you. thank you for being my forever.

2

The one that makes me laugh when even the starts can’t make me smile. The one that always take my hand when I’m falling deep into the dark. You don’t have idea of how much you’re important to me. Your soul was brought to earth so mine can know which road to take. Thank you for not giving up on me even when I had given up on myself. I hope the sun always shine just to brighten your days. @pjungkook

“There are a hundred trillion cells in the human body, and every single one of the cells of my body loves you. We shed cells, and grow new ones, and my new cells love you more than the old ones, which is why I love you more every day than I did the day before. It’s science. And when I die and they burn my body and I become ashes that mix with the air, and part of the ground and the trees and the stars, everyone who breathes that air or sees the flowers that grow out of the ground or looks up at the stars will remember you and love you, because I love you that much.”  — Cassandra Clare

chaoticspeed  asked:

Legend of Zelda

I’m prefacing this by noting that I’ve already got a Mipha blog I have to put more attention towards, and I used to run a Medli blog way back when. You have been warned.

I love the Zelda races so much, so I’mma need like…one of each please yes thanks. DEFINITELY a Gerudo. I love the Gerudo, so maybe Urbosa, but I already have Mipha from BOTW, so probably not her. But probably Urbosa because I love her more than I love air.

And actually, give me Daruk, too. He can be my Goron representati- YOU KNOW WHAT JUST GIVE ME ALL OF THE BOTW CHARACTERS. I LOVE THEM ALL SO MUCH OK.

And Tetra, too. Sassy pirate princess child is mine. And RPing Toon Link would be a holler. Excited water child who just wants to be happy, help, and save everyone while having fun doing it. I’ve already got Medli marked off the chart… Just…just let me RP all of the Zelda franchise. All of the characters are so much fun ok….ok?

anonymous asked:

You never love me me. You just though you did. I'm clearly too awful. I might be smashed bf I still know that I'm horrible. I don't need alcohol for hat. That it still loves me more than you did. You have t want everything seem me. You didn't care about me. I should have left sooner. My parents still think I should have married you. I say no. I didn't love you. Not anymore. Drunk drunk drunk

Thats where you’re wrong. More wrong than you have ever been. And I can’t honestly think that you really believe that Because I could not have loved you more. I loved you more than anything on this planet. More than the air that I breathe. I loved you more than every single inch of space that was ever in between us. I bent over backwards no matter what to make sure you were happy. All I wanted in our lives was for you to be happy. At the end of the day I wanted to know that you were happy and that you were taken care of. I fought for us, I fought bloody fucking hard. Through adversity, through hardship, through financial problems, through distance. I fought against everyone who said I was crazy. Against everyone who said it wouldn’t be worth it or that I didn’t know what I was doing. I put my everything into you. The entirety of my heart and soul. My love for you was second to none. You were the fucking sun in my mornings and the stars in my night. You were my whole universe. I looked at you and saw my future, and all of the love we could bring into it. Anything you wanted, all you had to do was say the word and I’d work on it. 24/7 I was here for you. I wanted to treat you to the nice things in life. I wanted to make you feel like you were the fucking queen of the world because in my eyes you were the world. I loved you more than I thought a person could love another human being. My love for you is what people who knew about us still tell stories about. About how nothing could keep me from you. And nothing would sway my emotions for you. When it came to you, nothing else came first. I gave you every single microscopic ounce of my emotions. And I did plan on marrying you some day. In the future when we were both done or nearly done with our school careers. When we could finally settle down and take that next step. And I planned on making all of the years that led up to that moment some of the best of our lives. I would have given you everything if you wanted it. I would have lassoed the damn moon if you asked for it. I can’t speak for you, I cant say what you felt. Maybe you didn’t love me, like you say. Maybe you don’t care for me whatsoever and you really believe you should have left sooner. Maybe you’ll even feel this way when you’re stone cold sober. And I never thought you were too awful or horrible. Not even for a second did I ever think that. I always did my best to show you that much at least.  But there is one thing that I can always say, and nothing can ever take from me. And that is the fact that I loved you. A love so fucking pure and true it was something people write books and movies about. And I continued to love you through the thick of it all. And goddamn I still fucking love you now, despite everything. So even if thats worth nothing to you anymore, theres the truth. Nothing, not even you, could take the love I have for you away.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend songs, ranked for season 2.

So after I binged season one of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I ranked my fav songs, naturally.

And since I just went through the entirety of the season 2 playlist to try and quell the anxious thoughts and depression that constantly plague me, I figured i’d do it again for season 2 because I JUST LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH OKAY.

1. Santa Ana Winds

Clearly y’all agree with me, because this post keeps rackin’ in them notes. But it’s more than my vain need for outside validation that makes me in love with it, it’s just such a perfect example of the weirdness of this show and why I love it so much. Having a musical narrator in the form of high pressure air masses in a television show is such a revelation. Also, the shout-outs to You Stupid Bitch, UGH I CAN’T WITH THE CLEVERNESS OF THIS SHOW. 

2. Thought Bubbles

A Josh song making my top 5? Who would have thought? Usually there’s not the necessary vehicle for Josh to have a song that could be ripped straight out of my own head, but alas- there is thought bubbles. This song is a breezy and bubbly sounding guide to what it’s like living with depression and anxiety and the dark thoughts that you just can’t seem to get rid of. (Though lord knows i’ve been trying)

3. You Go First

Yet another thing I love so fiercely about this show is it’s depiction and celebration of platonic love and female friendships in a realistic way. Because guess what y’all, platonic relationships can have ups and downs and fights just like romantic relationships, and that kind of struggle deserves a power-ballad like any romantic relationship would. 

*Also, shout out to the video and their mullets that build with the song. 10/10 on that visual gag.

4. Love Kernels

Yet another song that could actually stand on it’s own separated from the show. It’s so good and so catchy and heartbreakingly honest in her desperation for any affection. And also makes me laugh out loud everytime I listen to it (mostly due to the slurp slurp line, and “Darryl is now played by a broom on a stand”).

5. It Was a Shit Show

I MISS GREG. 

But also, I love this song for the growth and character development it showcases and responsibility of knowing when you’re on a self destructive path and being mature enough to veer off it in time. It goes after my own rational-logical underlying behind wanting things and also trying to not be self destructive. If they had to get rid of Greg AND RIP MY HEART OUT i’m just glad they gave him such an epic send off and a feeling like that character is going to be okay. 

…BUT ALSO I REALLY MISS GREG THO. And Santino Fontana’s voice is like velvet. UHGGGGHHHHHHFFFGGGGHH.

Special mention: Tell Me I’m OK because it’s basically the entire reason i’m on tumblr. My version of this song would only change the world “Patrick” to “Tumblr”.Also,  Maybe This Dream because you deserve all the dreams and for them to come true, Paula! Then there’s Rebecca’s Reprise which is so heartbreakingly sad and hopeful and seamlessly includes You Stupid Bitch, The Villian in My Own Story, I Love My Daughter, Love Kernels, and We’ll Never Have Problems Again. Brilliant show is brilliant. Oh, and Ping Pong Girl because this show really knows it’s audience. 

And I can’t gush over the music of this season without also gushing over THIS VIDEO  that I have maybe watched at least 100 times because the thirst is real y’all. He might not have the vocals of Santino Fontana but damn Scott Michael Foster has moves and can sing and I could watch his body move all day. 

Originally posted by carlsonycung

picamelanotos  asked:

1-15 on the cute ask meme? โ˜บ๏ธ (also hi)

Hi to you too love! 💕

When you have cereal, do you have more milk than cereal or more cereal than milk? Tbh I don’t eat cereal often, but last time it was definitely more cereal than milk.

Do you like the feeling of cold air on your cheeks on a wintery day? Not really, it can get really cold here so I’m not too big of a fan.

What random objects do you use to bookmark your books? Reciepts. I usually try to use the library reciept so I can remember when the book is due, but like really any paper lying around works!

How do you take your coffee/tea? For tea, usually just green tea with a spoonful of honey. For coffee I try to limit it to two creams and two sugars but once I dumped like five spoonfuls of sugar in it and it tasted amazing

Are you self-concious of your smile? Not really, more self concious about my face in general haha

Do you keep plants? My family does! My aunt’s house is really cute because she’s got a lot of plants on the windowsills of her living room! I personally don’t just because I’m scared I’m going to accidentally let them all die

Do you name your plants? I tried to name the tree outside my house once. I think it was Skyler or something like that

What artistic medium do you use to express your feelings? Well I doodle a lot, not much else in all honesty

Do you like singing/humming to yourself? Yeah! I’m not very good at singing but that won’t stop me from performing my one woman production of Les Mis

Do you sleep on your back, side, or stomach? I start out on my back, realize I can’t sleep, move to my stomach and then I wake up on my side

What’s an inner joke you have with your friends? SUMMER NIGHT CHACHA

What’s your favorite planet? I’m so embarassed but it’s uranus. Like I just saw a picture of it as a kid and it was just so pretty!!

What’s something that made you smile today? Getting this ask!! Also I had like four pancakes today

If you were to live with your best friend in an old flat in a big city, what would it look like? Oh boy I’ve always dreamed of this! We’d probably get fairy lights because the both of us try to love for the aesthetic haha. Probably a lot of scattered papers on the dining table because at least one of us would use it for work I’m sure. I’d want to say most of the furniture would be her style and I keep most of my stuff stacked in boxes in my room. It’s bright and we let the sunlight shine in as much as we can. There’s a cup of tea almost everywhere and we have lots of blankets and pillows.

go google a random space fact and tell us what it is! According to National Geographic there is a possibility that some form of life is travelling through these seven reccently discovered planets via meteorites!

artemistudying  asked:

soniaaa bb!! some cute asks for uuuu!! 1, 2 (now that winter is over ๐Ÿ˜ญ), 6, 9, 15! thankuuu <3 have an awesome day, love ๐Ÿ’–

HEYY NIDHI!!

1 - When you have cereal, do you have more milk than cereal, or more cereal than milk?

 i always have more milk than cereal! 

2 - Do you like the feeeling of cold air on your cheeks on a wintery day?

i love it, i live for it

6 - Do you keep plants?

i’d like to, but i dont.

9 - Do you like singing or humming to yourself?

I love it and i do it all the time :)

15 - go google a weird space fact and tell us what it is! 

In space the skin on your feet peels off!

This is a pretty gross fact but in the micro-gravity environment, astronauts are not using their feet to walk. Therefore the skin on their feet starts to soften and flakes off. As laundry facilities do not exist in space, astronauts will wear the same underwear and socks for a few days. Those socks then need to be taken off very gently. If not those dead skin cells will float around in the weightless environment.

-

Thanks for the ask Nidhi 

XD

20 Questions

I got tagged by @doodledee-doodleda (thank you so much!!)

Name: Lily.

Nickname: You can call me Lily.

Zodiac sign: Aries yas.

Height: Way too short 😩😞😞

Orientation: Male?

Ethnicity: Human.

Favorite fruit: I love mostly all kinds of fruits but BANANA 😍💛

Favorite season: I have never lived in a place which has four seasons but I love cool air more than the hot summer… but then I easily get ill so I hate wintery days even though it’s not really cold.

Favorite flower: Roses? I don’t know, I’m not really an expert in differentiating flowers, but I have just found out I love flowers so much more than chocolate bars (I really don’t like chocolate bars honestly).

Favorite scent: Books, libraries, old places, antiques, BOOKS, windy air, cool air, rainy days, the smell of the rain, what am I doing here?

Favorite color: Pink and pastels and sometimes glittery. Bright colors are beautiful, most of the time.

Favorite animal: Dogs hehe.

Coffee, tea, hot cocoa: Hot cocoa and tea.

Average sleep hours: 4-5 hours :(

Cat or dog person: Dogs! Even though I’m still trying to find cats adorable because Taylor and Patty love cats. I mean, the ones who love cats are usually uniquely antique things lovers who are just brilliant.

Favorite fictional character: Oh no you can’t ask this to me because fiction is my love. But I really adore—really, really adore—Katniss, Ruby, Aria, Tessa, oh I LOVE them all I can’t. And Will is my perfect book boyfriend 😍😭 I just can’t. And Perry too. This is too much my heart’s gonna explode so bye.

Number of blankets: 1 giant fluffy blanket will do (I copied that from the user before!)

Number of followers: Too lazy to count but I’ll never be a popular kid in real world nor internet life. So okay.

Tag it up: @randomgirlsdontunderstand @shinning-inthe-sky @in–screaming-color @vaveyard

(((I’m sorry if I annoy you)))

My Review of The Originals 4x02 - No Quarter

Can you believe that we’re only 2 episodes into Season 4, but yet it’s already 100% better then TVD’s entire 8 season! I loved this episode, from the minute it started to the moment it ended. I’m sorry but this is why The Originals is far more well developed than TVD. From the storylines to the characters, I mean they just pull you in. And the fact that a season 5 renewal is still up in the air, pisses me off.

Everything about this episode was top notch. Seeing all The Originals back together (minus Finn, Mikael and Esther sadly), is what makes this show amazing. I loved the little bits of comedy with got from Josh and the sassy moments we got from Kol. I especially adored seeing Cami again and watching her interact with Klaus and I couldn’t contain excitement when The Originals came back stronger and more united.

This season has only just started but my god, it’s turning out to be a hell of a good one!


- Favourite Scenes

1. Cami/Klamille!

The first moment Cami appeared on screen the tears were already pouring. I’ve missed her so damn much and to see her again was so bittersweet.

No other relationship that Klaus gets into now or in the future will ever compare to his one with Cami. I’m not just saying that because I’m a Klamille shipper. I’m saying it because this episode along with the whole development of their relationship proves that. Cami will always be Klaus anchor, if you will. She is the only person that gets him to open up, gets him to be vulnerable.

Their dynamic is beautiful, it’s real and it’s one that will never burn out. I love how Klaus had so many other people he could of hallucinated, but he choose Cami. Their connection is undeniably solid and like Klaus said he’ll always carry her with him.

So to be able to see that after 5 years, just made me smile. It made me fall in love with them all over again, and it reminded me that Cami was truly one of the few people that managed to teach Klaus and to show him, that he does have some good within him. She never stopped believing, she never stopped showing how much she cares for him, but most importantly both of them will never stop loving each other.

I won’t lie I’m still bitter that the writers killed her off, considering she still had so much more potential. So in saying that, I do hope that they can at least bring her back again because I love watching Klaus and Cami together.

2. Kol’s Sass
Hands down Kol was one of the highlights this episode! The level of sass and the “I don’t give a fuck” attitude Kol brought was bloody brilliant.

Watching Kol this episode just proved how vital and important he is within the family, and why he shouldn’t be killed off over and over again just for dramatic effect. I know that it comes down to the actor, busy schedules, etc, but I have my fingers crossed that we do see more of Kol. Because The Originals work best when it’s centered around ALL of the family members, and this episode showed us how amazing it is when every family member is present (well minis Finn, because they sure like to kill him off without giving him a proper storyline first, and just when he was starting to get interesting too -__-).

3. Klaus Sees Hope
My heart melted when Klaus looked at Hope for the first time. One of the most interesting storylines this season is most definitely going to be Klaus and Hope’s relationship, and I’m excited to see a part of that play out next episode.

I thoroughly enjoyed the talk Klaus had with Cami about not wanting Hope to have the same life he did, and to me that just shows what a long way Klaus has come. I can’t wait to watch the growing bond that will surely develop between father and daughter, because I’m really curious to see what traits Hope has picked up from Klaus.

- Least Favourite Scene
“Despite being raised by you people, I’m nothing like any of you”. - Marcel Gerard. It wasn’t a least favourite scene, more like a least favourite quote. And when Marcel said the quote above, I instantly didn’t agree with it.

For my perspective, I wouldn’t say that Marcel isn’t like any of The Originals. He may not share the same name, but he does share the same qualities. Both would do absolutely anything to protect the people they love, both would go to extreme measures to defeat their enemies, both would do anything to win and both share the same need and want for control and power. That is why I don’t agree with what Marcel said.

Just because his willing to show mercy (although let’s see how long that lasts), doesn’t mean that makes him different from The Originals. Because they’ve been times when they too have been able to show mercy. Maybe not so much Klaus when we first meet him, but Elijah demonstrated that he can be fair and I’m pretty sure Rebekah has too.

I said in my first review for 4x01 that Klaus and Marcel are different but yet the same, and the “I’m nothing like any of you” part to me, is completely bullshit and false. Because no matter how much Marcel want’s to denial it, he too can be just as brutal, ruthless and power hungry as The Original Family.

- My rating of the episode (it will be a rating out of 10)
I will rate this episode a 9/10

- Favourite quote/line
KLAUS: I miss you Camille
JOSH: Okay, why do you guys even need me? I know I’m adorable but I’m extremely small potatoes
Rebekah: If it’s a trophy you’re after, then you’re not much of a man to begin with
KOL: Save the compliments when he comes to kill us, flattery might give him pause
KOL: Oh for god’s sake, you were never a Mikaelson, get over it.

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to say you are an amazing and beautiful person. You have the most beautiful personality I've ever seen on anyone and I love how you make me laugh with a crazy story or joke. You are so kind to everyone and it hurts me so to see you in pain. I love you. You are one of my best friends and I'm so so so so so glad I texted you that one faithful day. You mean more to me than the air I breathe and the ground I walk upon and I just wanted to say that you are beautiful and strong! -A <3

Thanks for making me smile, I seem to be doing less of that lately… I love you so much, and I'am so happy you messaged me that day. I don’t know where I would be without you! Gahhh, thank you so much for always sticking by my side :]

@pridehost replied to your post: @pridehost what r u tryin to tell me

WHY U GOTTA CALL ME OUT LIKE THIS FDKHF ( i just rly love tuls ok )

shhhhh i understand you’re safe here

Baby Suggs and Dance

“‘Here,’ she said,’ in this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. …  More than eyes or feet. More than lungs that have yet to draw free air. More than your life holding womb and your life-giving private parts, hear me now, love your heart. For this is the prize’” (103-104).

To me, this passage is about loving yourself and embracing who you are. It’s about respecting yourself and validating yourself as a person. I love this passage (I highlighted it and stared it many times) because, above all else, it reminds me of how it feels to dance.

Dance has always been a part of me. I did ballet, jazz, and tap, but none of them really made me feel excited or happy. Only hip-hop brought me the feeling of self-confidence and appreciation that Baby Suggs talks about in her speech.

I started doing hip-hop when I was in 3rd grade. At my first hip-hop studio, in Oakland, I was the only caucasian kid which made me nervous to participate; I couldn’t tell if I belonged or if the other kids would accept me. This feeling of self doubt and discomfort evaporated once I began to hold myself with confidence and pride, Baby Suggs’ main message in her speech.

However, hip-hop wasn’t always a breeze. It took a lot of courage and self confidence to put myself on stage while preforming what some may consider “inappropriate” moves. In the beginning of my hip-hop “career” I thought a lot of the moves were just really sexual and even vulgar. I saw the older girls dancing and would switch between thinking “wow, I want to by like them one day” and “ew, that stuff only happens in movies…right?” It was initially difficult for me to separate the movement from what I thought it meant and suggested about the dancer who was preforming, but if Baby Suggs’ speech teaches anything at all it’s that you need to fully embrace yourself for who you are and what you are doing because that’s the only way you will gain confidence and respect for yourself. It took some time, but I gradually grew more comfortable trying new moves and pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and I’m so glad I did because I can pull from those moments of discomfort and see how well they worked out in the end.

There isn’t really an ending to this post, but I guess it’s a reminder for me as to how much hip-hop has impacted my life and how I view myself :)

Iโ€™m not trying to distract you.โ€ She held up her hand and wiggled the fingers. โ€œThere are a hundred trillion cells in the human body,โ€ she said. โ€œAnd every single one of the cells of my body loves you. We shed cells, and grow new ones, and my new cells love you more than the old ones, which is why I love you more every day than I did the day before. Itโ€™s science. And when I die and they burn my body and I become ashes that mix with the air, and part of the ground and the trees and the stars, everyone who breathes that air or sees the flowers that grow out of the ground or looks up at the stars will remember you and love you, because I love you that much.
—  Clary Fairchild
City of Heavenly Fire
BECAUSE I’M NOT POPULAR, I’LL READ WATAMOTE: CHAPTER #112

In the latest chapter of Watamote, love is in the air! Okay, not really. But what we do get is still more than enough to make my heart flutter. And it’s not just because we got that Yuri Tamura characterization I’ve been waiting for. It’s because it’s the first part of the Valentine’s Day “arc”. Which means it’s time to see all the confessions, love letters, and romcom cliches that will most definitely NOT be happening in Tomoko’s life. 

Chapter 112: Because I’m Not Popular, I’ll Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Part 1)

Only in the fanfics, Tomoko.

Okay, this is actually pretty prominent. Until now, I wouldn’t have blamed anyone for thinking that Tomoko was serious about calling Mako a lesbian. But right here, it’s confirmed that she really was just joking. But that raises the question: When Tomoko makes claims like this, how much of it is just a joke, and how much of it isactually serious? Given Tomoko’s eccentricities, it’s hard to tell sometimes. Does she actually think Yuu is a “slut”? Does she actually think Yoshida is a “delinquent”? Just how self-aware is Tomoko, anyway? 

I know that this is a mistranslation and that Tomoko is actually commenting about how Yuri’s chocolate from Mako looks better than hers. I mean, that makes sense, given than Yuri and Mako are lesbos besties and all.

All the girls except you, Yuri? Does that imply she’s not as outwardly affectionate as the other girls? Nice use of subtle characterization. 

Sometimes I feel that the word “platonic” is not in Tomoko’s dictionary.

And there it is! It’s been long suggested that Yuri doesn’t really have any other friends other than Mako, but this is first time it’s been explicitly stated in the series. The more I think about it, Tomoko and Yuri are actually pretty similar. They each have that one friend they hang out with (Yuu and Mako, respectively), but are otherwise pretty reserved. Hmm, maybe it really was fate after all, Yuri. 

I know I’m not the only one who noticed that focus on this shot. And as others have guessed, it may have been Yoshida putting chocolates in Tomoko’s desk. The girl in the previous panel did look like her from the back, but I’m going to hold off from that judgment until it’s confirmed or not in the next chapter. 

Enter the pervert sisters. You know, I think that if Yuri wasn’t there, Tomoko would have acknowledged them more openly. So why did she lie? Well, I think it’s because Tomoko tends to incite conflict when both Komiyama and Akari are around, so she probably doesn’t want to look bad in front of Yuri. Gotta maintain that air of “maturity”, amirite Tomoko?

Even though she wasn’t planning to make any until now, I guess even Tomoko has some standards about the exchange of Valentine’s Day chocolate. Or perhaps it’s not so much as having standards than Tomoko putting too much stock in the “proper” way of making chocolates. Yuri seems more lenient in comparison, though I think that’s just her being more practical than Tomoko in this case.

When in doubt, Google it. 

As usual, Nico Tanigawa are excellent in delivering scenes with little to no dialogue. At first glance, these three panels are just Tomoko and Yuri going through the recipe. But there’s quite a lot of implicit characterization to be found in this sequence. This is unfamiliar territory for both of them, yet neither shows any signs of anxiousness. There’s this quiet diligence between the two that you often find when introverts work together. And despite being in close proximity with each other, it’s very clear that there’s this “comfort zone” that they share. 

That’s what she said.

I think that Tomoko is actually thinking the same thing Yuri is to an extent. As forcing small talk is the bane of introverts, the relationship between Tomoko and Yuri is probably the healthiest relationship we’ve seen thus far (except for perhaps Tomoko and Yuu). Neither feels obligated to try any harder than necessary, and they are quite receptive to each other’s quiet demeanors. And as for what “all this” is referring to, I believe it’s the act of being explicitly friendly with each other for the first time. It clearly has a big impact on them both, and given how easygoing it seems so far, I’d call it a success,

One thing I appreciate in this chapter that while they’re giving Yuri more characterization, it doesn’t really change anything that was already established about her. While her more “loner” attributes are more apparent here, it’s still connected to her personality as the “plain jane” who often has her earbuds on. And what makes it work even better is that her relationship with Mako actually supports this side of Yuri’s personality. Impressive. 

I didn’t realize it until way later that Tomoko and Yuri’s chocolates reflect their respective personalities. I wonder if the idea of making Yuri more flashy is something Nico Tanigawa considered when they first developed her character?

I find it both disturbing and amusing that Yuri knows Tomoko’s personality enough to correctly guess that she would do something like making chocolate crap. And as we know, Yuri, to her credit, has grown accustomed to this.

Tomoko’s casual harrassment of Yuu-chan still baffles me sometimes. 

Name-dropping everyone’s favorite delinquent.

Tomoko’s comment on the lack of excitement in giving chocolates to supposed lesbians suggests that perhaps she is not actually a lesbian herself, though one could easily argue against that. Rather, I’d like to look at it from a different angle. I think this comment actually speaks to Tomoko’s self-awareness on her own undesirability. It’s a logic akin to “even lesbians wouldn’t be interested in me”. Speaking of which, I find it interesting that Tomoko never considers the possibility of others viewing her as a lesbian. Being as well-informed as Tomoko is, you’d think she would.

Not gonna lie, I actually went “AWWWW!” out loud when this happened. I think the fact that a gag manga can make me feel like a dad proud of their introverted daughter making friends is a testament to how good it is.

Don’t think I didn’t notice that Yuri stammered a bit when she said “friends”. I don’t believe it means Yuri isn’t genuine with their friendship, but speaking from experience, I understand the difficulty of calling somebody your “friend’ for the first time. It’s a bold declaration, especially for people who don’t have many friends to begin with. However, that also means that since Yuri managed to say it, her friendship with Tomoko is actually meaningful to her.

AWWWW!

Small victories…small victories.

Emojis from Emoji-girl? Mangaka plz. 

coughtsundereucchicough.

Unless I’m wrong about how shoe lockers work in Japan, let’s look at what just happened here. Ucchi had leftover chocolate, looked in Tomoko’s locker, actually went to the trouble of looking for her, then put chocolate in the girl’s locker with a letter explaining herself. Actually, this whole letter reads like one big rationalization.  

For someone who claims to not want Tomoko pining after her, Ucchi isn’t exactly making herself distant, is she?

Tomoko’s reasoning actually says a lot about how she views herself in regards to how she influences those around her. That being, not much. She mostly got into the whole “making chocolates” thing because she felt so distant from everyone that she could pass it off as a joke. As we see in this chapter, that’s no longer the case. She has people that take her relatively seriously, and Tomoko still hasn’t caught up in the reality that her life is kind of okay, so to speak. Hopefully she’ll reach that epiphany someday.

I feel you, Tomoki. Don’t give your sister any leverage. Though admit it, we all know at least two people gave you chocolates, right?

Never change. Tomoko. Never change. 

So yeah, this wasn’t exactly the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever, but honestly, this is far beyond what I would’ve expected from the start of the series. Most manga use Valentine’s day as a vehicle for romantic milestones. You know, confessions and all that. And while now of that happens here, it’s still a milestone in Tomoko’s growth. She hung out with someone with zero repercussions, officially became Yuri’s friend, and got chocolates out of it all.

And to think, this is only the first part.  

Nathanael my prince.

You’re a goofball

You are kind

You are thoughtful

You are tenderhearted

You are for me

You are faithful

You are a dreamer and a doer just as much

You are funny

You are also serious

You are loving

You are romantic

You love me

You have no other

You are steady

You are diligent

You are a hard worker

You are consistent

You are becoming the man I will one day marry

You are deserving 

You are full of grace

You are caring

You are self-sacrificing

You are not an angry man

You are not proud

You are patient more than I deserve

You are loyal

You are trustworthy - and worthy of my trust

You are a sigh of relief

You are a breath of fresh air

You are maddening!

You are different

You are a bit messy

You are in love with God

You love your family

You are hopeful

You are an optimist

You are beautiful 

You are strong

You are noble

You are a worshipper

You are a man of prayer

You are creative

You look like God, and I love that about you. 

6

Top 5 Wednesday - Favorite Angsty Romances

This prompt made me pause because, aren’t all romances in fiction angsty? Then I thought, isn’t all romance angsty? I concede that this is not the case.

1. Blue & Gansey - The Raven Cycle, Maggie Stiefvater

Does is get more angsty than ‘if you kiss your true love, he will die’? When I read these, at first I was like “lol, true love. please.” But the gradual evolution of their relationship bled the cynic right out of me.

2. Achilles & Patroclus - The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

He stirs and the air stirs with him, bearing the musk-sweet smell of his body. I think: This is what I will miss. I think: I will kill myself rather than miss it. I think: How long do we have?

I’ll just continue to cry my cynical heart out over here.

3. Quentin & Alice - The Magicians, Lev Grossman

“You can’t just decide to be happy.”
“No, you can’t. But you can sure as hell decide to be miserable. Is that what you want?”

Quentin and Alice are just two messed up adults trying to deal with adulthood. I love how realistic their relationship seemed, and it is definitely angsty.

4. Jerott & Marthe - The Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett

These two are a goddamn mess, and I love them both. 

5. Lymond & Damen - The Captive Prince Trilogy, C.S. Pacat

Does UST count as angst? But seriously, these guys tread quite the angsty path. …It occurs to me I need to reread these now I’ve finished The Lymond Chronicles.

piesandfalcs  asked:

Hi Tammy! I love your work. I was wondering if you have watched Ash Hardell's series on asexuality? (ABCs of LGBT) Also, I love the way that you portray crafting in your books. How much research do you do into things like sewing and blacksmithing?

I haven’t watched the series, no. Where does it air? 

As much research as I possibly can. There’s always somebody in the audience that knows more than you do, and you don’t want to make an idjit of yourself. I observed glassmakers, and I had a friend who had done glassmaking, so I was able to talk to him. My father introduced me to the intricacies of gunpowder (boom dust!), including how it smelled. My friend the glassmaker also helped me with bonsai, and I went to several bonsai stores and talked with the proprietors. 

With knitting, sewing, and weaving, I had my mother and a program that did spinning thread and raw yarn. I also observed the weavers and spinners at Renaissance Fairs and I have a good friend who’s a champion knitter. 

I work that way. I get videos, I get books, I talk to people. For Renaissance crafts, I discovered that the Society for Creative Anachronism not only provides a lot of living examples of crafts at their gatherings, but their publishers produce chapbooks (small paper-bound books) about individual Renaissance arts and crafts. Falconry, shoemaking, hats of particular periods and so on. You can buy them online.