anonymous asked:

Do you think that the line Sanji said 'A man forgives a woman's lies' to Chopper was because of his experience with Reiju? (Honestly, as much as I love Sanji, I find his character really the most mysterious and complex out of all characters in OP..)

Hmm, I’m not sure if Sanji categorizes Reiju as a ‘woman’. As much as I’m reluctant to say it, they’re siblings after all. More than anything, apart from his conviction as a chef chivalry is the value Sanji cherishes the most, so I doubt he learned something that’s so important to him from any of the Vinsmokes. 

We don’t know exactly what Sanji and Reiju’s relationship is like, but one thing’s for certain: Sanji might not hate her as much as he hates Judge and his brothers, but he definitely doesn’t like her. Hell, we don’t even know if Sanji actually forgave her at all. So no, I don’t think he was thinking of her when he said that line. Plus, from what we got from his backstory so far, I think we can say that Reiju ‘lied’ to the other brothers, not Sanji. 

Then the question is: who instilled this chivalry code to Sanji, almost to the point of brainwashing? We know it’s not Zeff, so was it his mother, or someone who helped him escape to East Blue? Was it someone he met on the Orbit? We’re so close to finding out the answer and I can’t wait..!

Sanji might not be the ‘most’ mysterious character, but he certainly was hiding a lot of stuff until now. All those little hints Oda gave about him here and there… one reason I was so fascinated with him was because his secret seemed to be the key to one of the biggest secrets of the OP universe - the Red Line. We know nothing about that huge continent ring yet and I’m almost certain that Sanji somehow managed to cross it to reach East Blue. We also don’t know anything about the All Blue yet and it also seems to be relevant to the big picture (destroying the Red Line to unite the four blues maybe..?). Anyway, I’m so glad that I can finally learn about Sanji’s deepest secrets! 

mcknighty9  asked:

Personally, I don't like Decade. Hated the MC (and story). What did you think of it?

Oh Wow… that’s a good question.  

Let’s address Decade’s story.  I think Wataru summed it up best here:

Decade really did not have a story.  It seemed like a series of random, disconnected events that didn’t really build up to anything more than cool images, a few nostalgia trips and some moments of fun involving other characters.

Tsukasa is the worst protagonist in the history of Kamen Rider, he is arrogant, never seems to learn or change and we really have no idea of who he is as a person.  He’s a cipher with a cool set of powers. 

He may have been the first character who’s entire gimmick was using the powers of other heroes but it has been used SO much more effectively since. 

Originally posted by prgirlsrock

 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger used a very similar idea and did it while still having a definite story and protagonists who learned, changed and grew as the series went on.  

Even more recently, Ultraman Orb has had it’s own spin on the idea (as had Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman X) but still has a much better sense of story and character without telling us too much yet about the main hero. It even uses the same idea of cards containing the abilities of past heroes but it does it better.

I think the greatest sin of Kamen Rider Decade was that it took what could have been an amazing concept and wasted it.  Instead of actually revisiting the worlds of the previous shows to give fans another taste of what they loved, they created skewed, alternate versions of them. This may have been an attempt to cover up the lack of some of the original actors but you had Seto Koji for the opening and the movie, you couldn’t get him for the Kiva world episodes and had to give up a child as Kiva?  Really?

They could have used this as a chance to give final closure on Kamen Rider 555 and make up for the frustrating ending of one of the best Heisei series but instead we got the Faiz version of Mean Girls (Mean Orphenochs?). 

It was that way through the entire series.  The only time we got original actors back was for a Showa side story involving Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX.  Oh and in the final movie where they got some of the originals to come back and reprise their roles.

Decade was, in short, a mess and a terrible way to celebrate the legacy of the first ten Heisei years.  It got sidetracked into Showa and Super Sentai (though I did enjoy those episodes as a Sentai fan) gave us pale imitations of the series it was referencing and went pretty much nowhere on its own.  It left important questions utterly unanswered (or gave us contradictory answers) such as who Narutaki even was.  It was a lot of missed opportunities with a very cool gimmick and one of the best Rider Belts of all time.  

Oh and I HATED HATED HATED HATED HATED the final power up, that form just looked ridiculous.

Describe Yourself with Three Fictional Characters

Tagged by @belowtheraedar. Thanks so much for the tag. This was a pretty neat ice breaker of sorts. I feel like I’ve learned a little bit more about the artists I admire on here. I tried my hand at drawing the characters myself just as you did. It’s been a while since I’ve drawn anything other than fire emblem, haha.

1. Howl Jenkins Pendragon (Howl’s Moving Castle)

To be honest Howl wasn’t my first pick when it came to this challenge, but he was the first one that came to mind. I didn’t realize how much we had in common personality-wise. Like Howl, who has a talent for magic, I too have a talent with anything that revolves around art. I started off drawing Pokemon in 1st grade and even made commissions off of it at $1 each. I’m an adequate acrylic painter, digital artist, costume designer, hair/wig stylist and my little sister’s photographer for her fashion blog. Like Howl I have a horrible habit of jilting the girls I get too close to. It’s not something I’m proud of - I’ve had to sever ties with many great people - but it is who I am, a jerk. I have a slight fear of getting too close to those I take an interest in. I’m afraid I’ll get boring and predictable, or worst yet harbor emotional attachments that might be difficult to sever. Howl has a lot of compassion for those in need so much that he gave his own heart to ensure Calcifer’s survival. I’d say working in the medical field requires a lot of that, which is why I originally intended to become a nurse to help those who need it most.

2. Seishiro Tsugumi (Nisekoi)

Nisekoi would have to be my favorite manga of all time. Tsugumi and I share the “beautiful boy” trope and are often mistaken for our true female gender. To my luck, it’s a trait that helps me pull off male characters whenever I do cosplay. I’d describe myself a lot like Tsugumi; serious, focused (when I really need to be), and somewhat mild-mannered. The only times I reveal my femininity are once in a blue moon. I’m more of a jeans and jacket type but I’ll wear a dress if it suits my taste. I’m very open emotionally and can be read like an open book. Over time I have learned to voice out my opinions and can be frank and blunt, never hesitating to speak my mind. Like Tsugumi, I too am dumbfounded by the concept of love. More often than not, I will completely miss the cue when someone is hitting on me. I’m the worst at reading signals. Tsugumi’s unwavering loyalty to her master, Chitoge, is what makes her such an endearing character. My loyalty to my friends would have to be my best quality. I am always there for them if they need an ear to listen to their problems and/or need advice.

3. Hinata Shouyou (Haikyuu!)

The third was the trickiest to choose mostly because I was drawing a blank. I opted with Hinata mainly for our similarities with volleyball and academic issues. I played both basketball and volleyball in high school, but really enjoyed the latter even more. I woudn’t say I’m the best at the sport, but like Hinata I really had to work hard for improvement. Unfortunately I only stuck around during summer practice and never stayed on the official team because the coach was being a prick too much favoritism and the girls were too catty our personalities often clashed. I still play the sport whenever I can while waiting in lines at conventions or going to the park or beach with friends. You can count on me to dive for the ball no matter where it is. My greatest weakness would have to be my performance at school and academics. I can be lazy to the point when my grades suffer, but if I put my mind to it and study I actually do pretty well.

Tagging @jon-amie @random-delights @oreowarrior 

Really curious to see what you guys will put up. Feel free to use images and gifs~

There’s a social media campaign going on right now to spread the word on why we need more diversity in our books. It’s really fantastic and inspiring and I am so proud to be a part of it. You can learn more about it here and here.

As a writer and a mom, this campaign is also deeply personal for me. My daughter is ½ Korean and ½ Jamaican. She loooooves books. I think she might love books more than she loves anything else (including mama!). One day she’ll be able to read them on her own and I want her to be able to find herself in them. I want her to know that girls that look like her can be anyone, can do anything. 

We need diverse books because this is my family.

Have you ever thought about how it should be unlikely that something as trivial as measurements are the same everywhere in the Star Wars universe? We don’t even manage to do that on one planet.
Like Rey, not remembering anything but Jakku- she measures wealth in food portions. She probably measures water in canteens- and distance? Time? Her sense of time would be completely off as soon as she gets on a planet that is considerably smaller/larger than Jakku.
Finn is very precise, he learned it in the First Order, everything had to be excact. But they may also have come up with ways of measuring things that are different than those employed by the Republic, just out of spite.
So a conversation I can imagine happening all too often would be

Poe: Hey, can you pour me some of the stew?
Finn: Sure, how much?
Poe: Maybe 2 parcan.
Finn: … what?
Poe: 2 parcan!
Rey: You mean 2 portions?
Finn: WTF is a parcan?
Poe: How do
you measure stew, then? How much would that be?
*points to Finn’s bowl*
Finn: Maybe around 10.
Rey: 10 what?
Finn: Just… 10!
Poe: … okay. Rey?
Rey: Don’t ask me, I never even HAD stew.
Poe: … then what would you call this?
Rey: Food.
Finn: I think he means the amount.
Rey: A day’s worth?
Poe: No, like, if you measured it? What is it?
Rey: A lot!
Poe:  -.-

Dark Side Of The Moon.

I think that more than anything at this moment, his biggest fear is to learn that Sam ended up in hell. He knows what hell is like, and he can’t bear the thought that he is in heaven, while Sam might be in hell, alone.


I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it, which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do. — Florence Welch talks about “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”

i always see those “7th graders now vs. me in 7th grade” things and it actually makes me think

  • girls are even more pressured to look more beautiful, wear more makeup, and look more like 20something year old women than they were when i was in 7th grade
  • like me, the people in question probably weren’t that fixated on looks in 7th grade (aka Not Cool and also Had Hobbies and Was A Child) as opposed to girls that (unfortunately) learn to hate how they look super young
  • people tend to blame girls who try to look older/more beautiful/more “sexy” instead of critically thinking about what causes our culture to pressure them to do this. it’s not because girls are just inherently shallow or attention-seeking it’s bc
  • from increasingly young ages girls are taught that they’re not worth much as a person if they’re not acceptably pretty and feminine

I’ve just earned a degree in Biomedical Science. This was my labcoat, and now it’s my Art Assignment uniform - I wear it to represent my future. I’ve dyed the coat with ink and printed it, using a petri dish as a stamp for added irony. 

For the past five years I’ve had to dedicate the majority of my time to science. In liberating myself from the pure whiteness of the coat, I feel like I’m breaking away from my rigid University education - I’m free now to learn what and how I want. I’m desperate to pursue the other things I love - art, languages, history, anything and everything. Now, I get to read the books I’ve been dying to finish, and travel to see friends I’ve neglected because of deadlines and assignments. Like this coat, my life has a science background - but both are now so much more than just that.

The education system here in the UK expects you to decide what you’ll do with the rest of your life at the age of 16, and offers very little flexibility - learning for pleasure was a luxury that I had no time for. I’ve only been able to study a very specific branch of science for the past five years, and though I’m honoured and grateful to have received such an education, it’s time for me to live for something other than my next exam. 

I wish it wasn’t like this. I wish more than anything that we were good for each other. That we could give each other what we both want. I can promise you that much. But I am tired. I am exhausted. I love you, but I have to learn how to let you go.
—  KS

(¾) “Because I’m a refugee, my life is on pause. My studies have stopped. I’m not working. I don’t have a career. Because I’m Syrian, I’m not allowed to participate in society. It’s been years of doing nothing. I used to be a cheerful person. I was always invited to parties. Now I like to be alone. I’ve become more nervous and aggressive. I yell over silly things. I just want to start my life again. I learned last Thursday that I’m going to a state called North Carolina. I’m very nervous. I know nothing about it. More than anything, I want to finish my education. But mostly I hope that whatever is waiting for me there is better than what I’ve gone through.” (Amman, Jordan)

I’m angry, I’m angry at the boy who said he would love you till the day he died, but I guess he died when he left you. I’m angry at the boy who made you think your innocence could so easily be taken, when it was never his to take. I’m angry that he made you vulnerable, and now you regret ever being so open. I’m angry, because he was a lesson you never signed up for, and we were never meant to learn from the class of heartbreak. I’m angry, and I can’t do anything about it, but say that you’re worth more than what he gave or took, you’re worth more than late nights full of tears and early mornings filled with silence.

You are the warmth in a hug, and the beauty in a sunrise; and I’m sorry that he made you feel like the cold in an empty room and the smoke of a blown out candle. I can only hope that you’ll love yourself again, because a star may feel alone and unwanted, but the world lays in wonder of the beauty that star gives. Your soul is endless, it would be a shame to think anyone could steal that truth.

—  T.B. LaBerge // I’m Angry

I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.

i loved you more than a person should.
it was an honor to call your bones home. 
i still could get lost in you. 

you liked to think yourself a city, swallowed skyscrapers,
painted your veins with light.
you kept trying to hide the dark alleys in your eyes. 

you said all the most beautiful things came
from fire, like glass and ash and phoenixes.
so tell me, sweetheart, who set you ablaze? 

quit lying to yourself, baby.
after loving you for so long,
if there’s anything i learned,

it’s that nothing beautiful
can last forever and 
even Rome burned.

—  the girl and the flame by Auriel Haack

2013 spn graphics

i am a sinner. sometimes i laugh at crude jokes. sometimes i don’t do my homework. sometimes i yell at my mom. sometimes i roll my eyes at people. sometimes i cuss. sometimes i don’t talk to God for a week. sometimes i don’t study my Bible like it’s vital. sometimes i question everything i believe. sometimes i’m angry and say things i don’t mean. sometimes i’m just mean for no reason at all.

but God loves me. He loves me despite everything i do and don’t do. i can’t think of anything more beautiful than that. He knows that i’m trying, and that i’m learning and growing, and desires my roots to grow deep into His Love and His Truth.

I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.
—  Florence Welch, in a press release (x)
Carmilla Season 0 Introduction

Hey guys, as I’m sure you know #CarmillaZero goes live later today. This has been my first real foray into writing anything longer than scripted shorts (see last season’s UBK episodes) and wow! What an adventure it’s been. There’s so much more stuff this time around.

I’ve learned so much along the way about myself as a writer, as well as the creative process that goes into the nitty gritty of what Jordan’s given you guys for the past two seasons of Carmilla.  Talk about a trial by fire. It was so rewarding and ultimately uplifting to see these episodes come to life. I really hope you like what the folks at @ubykotex and I have in story for you. You’re in for a treat.

It’s really important, as we go into this season, that you, as fans, continue to engage with the conversations that are started around these episodes. You’ll see what I mean in the coming weeks. Character discussion and overall show meta implications aside, look to the grand themes!

As I said in this post, engaging in the larger conversation is really important for the show. I hope that you’ll join me in participating in the conversation. @ubykotex has a really good point about menstruation in their advertising. Too many people are afraid to talk about their periods. They attach stigma and shame to them, when they’re as regular as the tides.  So let’s go with the flow (har) and all pitch in with the discussion. These are the branded content. There’s going to be a whole lot of tampons and pads and hilarity thrown around. Possibly some eyeballs too! Please watch them and discuss them. Please be respectful to the brand and your fellow fans, and have fun!

1. Don’t get attached to people who aren’t attached to you the same way.

2. Don’t assume hidden meaning behind things and fool yourself. Take things at face value.

3. Always believe actions over words.

4. Not everyone will like you. But don’t water yourself down.

5. Don’t expect people to know what you want from them if you don’t tell them.

6. You can do everything right and still have everything go terribly wrong.

7. The world doesn’t owe you anything.

8. The world doesn’t owe you anything.

9. The world doesn’t owe you anything.

10. You already have way more than you deserve.

—  lessons I had to learn the hard way // how to save yourself from disappointment