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Timeless + Onion Headlines (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4) 

I want to clarify something really fast for those who read my post about that youtube comment last night. I added a comment on there a few minutes later that I think could imply something I don’t agree with at all (and it may have, I have not checked my notifications yet). When I said it’s okay to be ignorant in most cases, I meant that as lacking knowledge (specifically anatomy & sex ed in this context, but I was referring to stuff you learn at school in general) due to circumstances beyond your control, mostly due to not receiving a decent education. And when I say it’s okay, I mean that I wouldn’t make fun of someone for that. But that guy made a pretty typical sexist remark further down in the comments, which is why I decided to post what he said here cause he’s just a dick. Which is why I followed that up by saying, “being willfully ignorant and using that to spout hateful shit is not okay, which is what he did”. It sounded okay to me originally, but since I’m bad at explaining shit, I realized later that those two sentences together could definitely imply that I meant it is okay to spout hateful shit due to being -not willfully- ignorant. That is not what I meant at all! I’m just so terrible at explaining stuff and trying to get my points across clearly. So I apologize to anyone that I may have upset by saying that!

Magic was beyond Bastien. He grasped the base concepts well enough and could even cast a handful of the simpler spells, but true arcane knowledge was never a thing he’d attain without intense study he had no strong urge to put forth. Swords were what he understood, and tactics and how to move men to be most effective.
He was, however, certain that whatever had just occurred was not normal. Aodhan was powerful, his spell work seemingly effortless in a way that Bastien had gathered was above and beyond even skilled mages but this…
The Reachman encampment was utterly in ruins. Aodhan had ripped stone from the earth in great, towering columns, bent the foliage of the surrounding area into spear like projections to slay the dragon. Bastien wasn’t precisely afraid-it was still Aodhan, even after everything that had happened-but there was awe that Bastien could not say was wholly positive. That Aodhan was powerful he’d known but to see it in action? To see precisely what kind of power Aodhan possessed? It was not the tight, precise spellwork of an expert mage. It was unbridled destruction, furious and wild, a great storm of crackling power and shifting earth.
It sent a shiver down Bastien’s spine, even several days later.

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During dinner, my uncle revealed another weird autobiographical story. We were talking about the chemistry of bananas, and I brought up the fact that isoamyl acetate, responsible for the distinctive scent and flavor of banana, is the same chemical that’s found in honey bee attack pheromones.

My uncle explained that isoamyl acetate is used when testing the safety of gas masks. They make small glass vials in cardboard tubes that you can crush in an enclosed space, and if you smell banana while wearing a gas mask, there’s a leak. Apparently, he used to buy dozens of these little vials, and then go somewhere in public to covertly smash them, just to watch people try to figure out where the intense banana smell was coming from.

No reason. Just for the hell of it.

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Older Klance? older MARRIED klance (they are like 30ish and still in space)

Mashing up my favorite things: Lance being Allura’s diplomatic ambassador (@worlds-shortest-astronaut) , and in a nice committed relationship between them.

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Forduary week three: Support
At least he’ll always have his brother there to support him, right?


You can see all of my Forduary entries here and all of my Stanuary entries here.

I just want to make sure we all know sombra doesn’t wear toe shoes / vibrams. The are thick tights/leggings with reinforced padding on the under side. If they were toe shoes, the shading defining each toe would be much more pronounced and go further into her foot. 

That is all, good night.

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Proof to back up my previous “Best Dialogue In FFXV” Post

me when i first discover a new ship:

two characters: *look at each other*
me: *eyes widen*
me: *mouth drops*
me: *breathing intensifies*
me: *forgets own name*
me: *realizes nothing else up to this moment matters*
me: *goes to rooftop*
me: *shouting* I SHIP ITTTTTT

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.


Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))


So when Yuuri says
「僕の愛、それは分かり易い愛や恋ではなくて、ヴィクトルとの絆や、家族や、地元に対する微妙な気持ち」
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
「その感情に名前はない」
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.


Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
「繋ぎ止める」
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.


As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.

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would you like to save your game? ♡

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#we don’t talk about this beautiful boy’s insecurity enough #and we should #because isak valtersen blames himself for things that are out of his control #and he’s so blinded by this misplaced guilt that he can’t see #that bad things don’t necessarily happen because of him #(and that maybe he’s worth a small ounce of regret once in a while) #but he doesn’t need to apologize for something that is not his fault #and this small parallel was so important to me #because it’s just that #just a small little detail #but i was so glad someone finally told him that it’s not his fault #it’s not always his fault #and maybe from here on out #after everything he’s been through #after everything he’s accepted about himself #he’ll finally start loving himself enough to start believing that

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isak + raising his eyebrows in wonder during the 5:10 kisses.