idk if you wanted the beginning part so i just included it anyways is that okay

Quartet Night LIVE Evolution full report

Written by me who have short-term memory and is really biased to QN

(PLEASE TAKE ALL OF STUFFS WRITTEN HERE WITH GRAIN OF SALT; there’s no way i could remember all stuffs exactly at it was. I would be happy if you could just ‘take the feel’)

First of all, it was awesome. I can’t really describe how overwhelming it was. If you’ve watched any of utapri live before, i just want to say that for me this is the best utapri live i’ve seen so far. If you think 5th and 4th live was awesome, this was on different level. The hall was definitely too small for a group who got #1 weekly oricon and more than 100k sales (which was made up by hundred of cinemas live viewing), but it was really well-planned. Probably the most well-planned utapri live ever.

The penlight on the hall changes automatically/programmed and it was really pleasing to watch. Also gosh they’re all so good at live-singing. I can’t even say anything else, their blend was extremely nice and they’re all so powerful at live-singing.. not to mention that all of them dance in a lot of songs!! *u*)bbb
As usual their harmonies really shines and how they mysteriously blend well tho their voices are so strong individually are all so pleasing to listen to.

Here’s some highlights and rough translations/summary (not accurate; just feel more like summary):

The con was started with a really cool MV-like video where the seiyuus act as their character! It was really really aesthetic, the four of the seiyuus look extremely cool on it. It was opened with Morikubo walking through a garage (??) spinning a key on his right hand and then he entered an old car ala reiji and drive to a place near a sea. Then we got to see shoutan seating on seaside, reading a book about human psychology (like ai), and closed the book when reiji/morikubo’s car approached.
He then scold reiji/morikubo for being late and point at a clock (in which the date of today con was written). Next scene was Maenu, sitting inside an expensive limo having a classy tea-time (they don’t forget to show how the sugar goes from fullbox to empty LOL so camus). They then showed inside the window of the car, Tattsun walking on the street with a bass case on his shoulder. They also showed us a scene of him patting a stray cat on street (like ranmaru). Eventually they reunited and walk through a shining door together. It was really well-made!

1. QUARTET ☆ NIGHT
This was their first song and the reason why i first got interested in QN. Exactly like 3rd live, the slow part at the very beginning was beautifully delivered. Also they appeared on a really cool gray/black suit. This song as first song easily won my tears bc wow time sure has passed since their first song ever and how i first came to know them.

2. Dice are cast
Not many stuffs i could say, it’s mostly same with the one at 5th live, except THEY’RE DANCING MORE like it used to have less dancing. Also the adlibs part on bridge was really really well done, harmonies on last part of it just stole my heart.

MC
I don’t remember much but they introduce themselves, it was really short tho they barely have interval between people like how it usually was with utapri live. Probably because they’re going to sing a lot of songs so no time LOL
Interesting part is how they ended the MC with maenu tattsun and shoutan posing while saying Reiji’s “Rolling??” which connects to next song!

3.Dekiai Temptation
I actually didn’t expect to hear first solo series to come up in early setlist LOL BUT YEAH maracas tradition is still going strong and he goes “(Tokyo Kokusai) Forum!!” instead of usual “(Yokohama/Saitama Super)Arena! xD It was really on point and Morikubo is so reiji as usual! The talking part on bridge was done exactly as it is on recording too! Also so many fanservices given for people at live-viewing!

4. Junketsunaru Ai -Aspiration-
I WAS EXPECTING FOR FIRST SOLO SERIES but instead we got camus second solo series instead lolol I was really off-guard, from that point i just stopped trying to guess song since it’s shuffled LOL
ALSO i just noticed but Maenu got brown-ish styled hair color and blue contact lens i almost didn’t notice him AHAHA //sweats One thing i’ve noticed tho, he has improved A LOT with his dancing since the last time he danced this song. I’ve always thought Maenu’s dancing was a bit awkward (tho that’s the good bc you could see how much he tries and work hard to memorize it) BUT this time it just feels really natural and cool! Congrats Maenu, i was really moved!

5. Innocent Wind
And LOL here we got third solo series! The performance itself is really similar to the one at 5th live. I think shoutan surpassed his previous performance with this one tho! I always thought that this song has such a complicated dance (it does) but shoutan nailed it even better than previous one imo. Also i think it has additional choreos too! Instead of falling like last live, this time shoutan disappeared inside thick smoke

6. ONLY ONE
The song started with Ranmaru’s voice saying he’ll be taking revenge (for 5th live bc at that time tattsun broke his arm and danced only with one hand). It was really really awesome! I expect no less from tattsun live singing and dancing. Also the dance definitely looks complete with two hands (of course)

MC

  • They began with another opening and reintroduction (albeit longer this time) They also talked about how the live is not going to have time to break so they suggest audience to go to toilet now if they want to LOL 
  • I like how Maenu was teasing us. Everyone was waiting for Maenu to change into “PEASANT!!!!” mode but he keeps talking with polite butler camus mode LOL he even went “Are you waiting for something?”; In the end the other three look at him intensely tho and he finally let out the “PEASANT!!!” LOL
  • Live viewing was held in 128 cinemas and was seen by more than 56000 people
  • God’s S.T.A.R got a gold disc record award and they thanked everyone for it

(not in place, just all i could remember with place probs switched one another)
Morikubo: “These one week almost everyday we met each other, right?”
Tattsun: “We did the best we could for today”
Morikubo: “Somehow it just felt missing when we haven’t seen each other for the day, i just can’t calm down before seeing everyone”
Maenu: “Even when the rehearsal already ended i didn’t want to return home *laughs*”
Shoutan: “Like we’ll ask each other "Should we do this part once again? or is it okay already?”
Morikubo: “While saying such stuffs we would ended up talking for 30 minutes. In the end we were just like "Then let’s do it!”
Tattsun: “That’s just how much connected we were.”
Morikubo: “Everyone, Quartet Night will present you an ‘evolution’ tonight. Each of you watching this, would be the witnesses of our evolution.”
Shoutan: “Today we came to present you our bond (reff to their song ‘kizuna’). I would be happy if you could feel the power of our bonds!”

7. Tsukiakari no DEAREST
Personal favorite utapri song ever!! I was really excited for this one and it’s funny how shoutan/ai waves at audience when appearing but maenu/camus did a deep butler bow LOL they’re so in character here! They came really close to the audience and the choreo was as cute as i remembered it on 5th live. ALSO THEIR HARMONIES i felt so lucky to hear this live, i’ve been liking this song so much since its release ;-;

8. Itoshiki Hito e
I WAS REALLY OFFGUARD i mean who thought there’ll come a solo after a duet? lolol i completely thought RISE AGAIN was going to come after lolol such a random setlist indeed. THIS WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL BTW i always like this song the most among reiji’s solo and i have to say Morikubo did really great! Strong vocal and such emotional singing.. it was amazing! It began with Morikubo sitting aesthetically on chair and he began to do some poses with it. He then stood up and picked up a rose on the floor. At the 2nd verse “Doshaburi no~” an umbrella was also prepared. The lighting and stage effects were really great, it feels exactly like rain and lights are falling, it was beautiful.

9. BRIGHT ROAD
AND LOL I SAID THIS ALREADY BUT THE SETLIST IS SO RANDOM this song brought back memories! Who thought Tattsun could dance really good before this song was performed years ago? The performance itself somehow got really different feel from 3rd live perf of this song. Idk that’s probably because tattsun sure has improved a lot and i could definitely see it. As usual Tattsun is slaying with powerful vocals and dancing; I think he danced some parts differently compared to 3rd live (the hands movements??) Also the adlibs at bridge was pre-recorded instead of left blank like in 3rd live (bc he was dancing there)
Ranmaru: “See only me for this moment”

10. RISE AGAIN
Here comes the other duet! It was extremely powerful and passionate, i got chills. Morikubo and Tattsun vocals sure fit this song a lot and they had really good chemistry at this performance!

11. Winter Blossom
A piano was there onstage and audience was having a big ????? But then Shoutan walked and sit there AND ACTUALLY PLAYED THE INTRO OF WINTER BLOSSOM the whole hall was filled with crying scream of fangirls (including me) SHOUTAN PLAYING WAS REALLY GOOD THO
but LOL we got tricked bc shoutan stood up after intro ended and stand onstage LOL i thought he was going to play the whole song since the beginning was really good but i guess i was asking for too much LOL Anyway this song was the end of me everyone near me was sobbing hard too. Shoutan’s pitch was 100/100 perfect and it was emotional as heck. Comparing this one to 3rd live i just can see how much he grew as a person and as a performer ;-; This one is even more emotional than 3rd live (if 3rd live wasn’t enough)
“Nee, waratte?” happened before he started singing and my tears ;_;
the second reff “Kimi ga suki datta, Hontou suki datta” 2nd suki datta was changed into a serifu suddenly and it brought scream of crying fangirls once again LOL
The end was exactly as 3rd live when Shoutan waved a “Mata ne”. The hall didn’t stop calling “Ai-chan!!” until next song started

12. AURORA
Instead of the english serifu at the recording, Maenu is talking about how he’s going to cast a magic??? on us?? (idk or if he’s going to take us to heaven i’m not sure which one) He’s holding camus’ cane and wave it like on 4th live! He also said “Even though STARISH is not here, their spirit is with us” and started wearing previous live rings one by one LOL maenu usual antics. The lighting was really nice i felt like seeing actual aurora onstage..
The penlight was also programmed to light as if magic is actually happening and i think it’s really nice. Also fanservice happened

13. Starlight Memory
YEEEEEE HERE COMES SUCH AN UNDERRATED GODLY SONG It was extremely powerful performance. Breathtaking, i got chills the moment they started singing. Also they danced quite a lot with a stand-mic and posing etc. IT WAS REALLY COOL and i really like the stand-mic choreo. The hall was really heated up with this song! There was also a choreo where they created a heart-shape with their hands LOL

On the big screen they played a making video of the first MV-like vid at the beginning (which was also the pic on pamphlet). We got to see some moments of them laughing together! We also got to see how staffs prepared cakes for them to congratulate QN for breaking anime character song sales record and oricon #1! Also there was a scene where we could see maenu practicing dancing even when he was on other shooting ;-; such a hardworker
We also got to see DJ morikubo/reiji xD he introduced the dancers and had a maracas mic

14. Hurrayx2 Dreamerz
OH FINALLY 3rd solo series 2nd song aka the solo which hasn’t been performed everywhere; Morikubo was really energetic on it! The whole audience, dancer and he himself started to wave towel. Also the call and response was so fun to do!

15. Double Face
DEFINITELY MAENU BEST PERFORMANCE AT THIS CON Exactly as it is in recording, Maenu changed his voice every few lines, making it like a duet between butler/idol persona camus and the actual cold camus. There was also like a play going on between a dancer wearing black and another wearing white. It was mindblowing! It’s amazing how Maenu could change his voice so quickly and clearly easy to tell which 'persona’ of camus was singing on what part.
It was like a live self-duet LOL AMAZING

16. No.1
Like we expected from tattsun, it was a full-dance song! And the song has tons of call and response, the hall feels so heated up by this perf. ALSO small rap and tattsun singing/dancing was really powerful+on-spot.

17. MUNE NO KODOU
I.. seriously didn’t know what to expect from this song; it’s moderately slow/mellow so i was really surprised to learn that this song actually has a dance and that it’s pretty complicated, but i think he does well dancing with one hand holding a mic! ALSO HIS SINGING WAS REALLY GREAT and emotional. Stunning at both low notes and high notes. The hall was filled with white lights and it was pretty.

18. WILD SOUL
Exactly like 5th live, it started suddenly with tattsun powerful solo and a standmic! 'Wild’ is definitely the best word to describe the performance. Also this feels so complete in aspect of dance! We finally got to see how it was supposed to be in 5th live and it was great!! I’ve said this a lot but Tattsun is such a great performer!

20. A.I
Such big gap to previous song LOLOL The screen showed us a pretty sunset and the automatically-set penlight on hall dyed into orange, it was really pretty. Also really nice live singing, i really can’t spot anything wrong with Shoutan’s singing. The concept was exactly same at 4th live, when he said “Let’s walk together” gave his hand as if holding hands while walking with audience. The end pose was also the same, his last smile was really cute!

21. Kiss wa Wink de
ANOTHER BIG GAP AHAHAHA It’s exactly like in 5th live, Morikubo waved the maracas mic and danced a bit on the same part as the previous. I think there are also additional choreography. Aside from maracas mic i think he also brought another maracas xD two maracas!

22. Zettai Reido Emotion
WOW such an old song it sure brought back memories. It started with a cane like maenu first solo performance on 3rd live! I don’t think there’s anything changed except some parts of the choreography are different. Really powerful and solid singing, really camus.

23. Marriage
WHEEZES It started exactly like 4th live when the other three came out from inside the moving stairs with backlight behind them. This time tattsun or morikubo (i don’t remember which one) brought a handmic for maenu. The performance was really great and there were new choreography. The “Koyoi wa futari saikou no marriage” they walked in a circle and look at each other. They look like they’re having tons of fun performing together and it was really nice to watch. Many eye-contacts and body-contacts between them, you just could see how close they are as a group.

24. God’s S.T.A.R
EASILY THE CLIMAX OF THE CONCERT. Gosh i love this song a lot and i could understand why utapri fandom loved it so much. IT WAS REALLY HEATED UP we all literally screamed at the “Woo~” and call and response. PASSIONATE SINGING i really got chills at it. Such a great song with great vocals. Also they danced it exactly like it was in the anime (yeah, including the leg movements at “Rin to ouja rashiku tatsu”) It was really fun song to do at live and I could tell the audience tension went max at it. I love how confident they looked at this performance, exactly how Quartet Night should be.

25. KIZUNA
WEEPS THIS SONG Audience did the “Wow wow~”; They started by sitting on the stairs in the middle of the stage and sit as if they were on car like on the anime (even Morikubo posed as if he was holding a wheel) They look like they’re having so much fun it was precious. Also the slow part was extremely beautiful. Such a nice harmonies and blend, i was really moved. Also I love how they formed a circle and do the fistbump like in the anime. Such a precious performance i teared up ;;

MC
A long emotional MC.
- They agreed that even though they spent a lot working hard to prepare for the day, the moment it happened they just didn’t want it to end
Morikubo: “Did we forget something?? Did we sing the second part too?”
Tattsun: “We did *laughs*”
Shoutan: “We didn’t forget anything *laughs*”
Maenu: That’s just how fulfilling it was.”

- Morikubo thanked fans for God’s S.T.A.R oricon #1 and gold disc record award.
- Morikubo: “We honestly were really happy for it. We shared our happiness together at our line group and had a long conversation about it. It was such an honor for us to be able to receive gold disc award, but at the same time, we talked together on how heavy the title was for us. It meant we were able to leave a good 'result’, but it was also mean there were so many people who are waiting for us.
It meant there were so many people who wanted to come here today. Our form of evolution.. is to return/repay a favor to everyone. To everyone in STARISH for making it possible for us to stand here today, to all staffs who love utapri with all of their hearts, to such a wonderful worked called utapri, to each of Quartet Night characters for making it possible for us to become one, to everyone who had been supporting us until this moment. To each of you watching it on the hall, on the live-viewing, or even for everyone who can’t participate today, thank you.”

-Tattsun: “First of all, i wanted to apologize to everyone for what happened at previous live. I hurted "Kurosaki Ranmaru” at that time. This one year, i’ve been thinking a lot about it. Whenever I had the time, I was always reminded of Ranmaru, Quartet Night and what happened one year ago. I’ve made everyone worry, even though those live wasn’t something personal that belongs to me. Since then, these one year, I feel like i have no right to say that I’m worthy to talk about Ranmaru. I haven’t talked about him much except for interviews, behind my mic and recordings. I really regretted it. I kept thinking on what to do to atone what i’ve done and came here right now to give a payback.
I want each of you to love Ranmaru even more.. I want each of you to love Quartet Night even more. We’re here now because STARISH was there, and even before that, because utapri existed. Without it, i wouldn’t be able to stand here as Ranmaru or to proudly talk about it. I apologize deeply for what happened. But thanks to everyone, i’ve fully recovered! I hope i could proof it to everyone here today.“

(he actually teared up and stopped his sentences few times)
Morikubo: "When you did this *imitates Ranmaru solo song dance movement*, we were watching from back and we went "YOSSHAAA!!” at it”
Shoutan: *laughs* “We did”
Maenu:It was really cool”
Tattsun: “I’m really glad to be able to meet and be part of these members. I’m really thankful for each of them.”
They talked about how some STARISH members actually came to watch the live (later i learned it was Suwabe-san and Terashii!) When the audience tried to look around, they told us to concentrate on their stage and to put their sight on them instead of searching LOL

- Tattsun: “STARISH was in real-time formed before us but inside the world of utapri, we’re the senpai after all. So i hope today, Quartet Night would be able to show a good example as a senpai. At next live (6th live), there’ll be us, STARISH and HEAVENS too. If it’s Ranmaru, he’ll definitely say “I’m not going to do a live that will lose to another.” or “I will leave a performance that will leave everyone overwhelmed”.
From now on, please keep on supporting Quartet Night, STARISH and HEAVENS.“

- Shoutan: "I can’t say cool things like Morikubo-niisan or Tatsu-nii.. Since I started doing voice for Mikaze Ai, I’ve been thinking a lot of things. Aoi Shouta is just an idiot who has such a limited vocabulary. Whenever i read the script, it’s clear how Ai knows a lot more words to express what he wants to, that he has more knowledge about the world. I’ve been doing his voice while looking at his back. I spent my time wanting to chase after Ai’s greatness to be worth of it. When i started standing as a member of Quartet Night, i was just a newcomer. I tried my best to be a part of it and to do stuffs more confidently.
And here now, i finally got into a place where actually be a part of four, to talk and have wonderful moments with them, to be able to perform as Mikaze Ai. For everyone who trusted me to stand here as Mikaze Ai, to utapri and STARISH, to everyone here, i just can’t thank each of you enough. I want to pay this favor to all of you. To be able to sing on utapri live, to be able to release CDs and even to get a result.. I finally felt like, I finally got closer to Mikaze Ai.. to Quartet Night. All of this is because of everyone who loves utapri, to all of the staffs, dancers, staffs… Ah i said it twice *bitter laughs*”

Morikubo: “Staffs (in number) are a lot after all, right?”
Maenu : “Right right, there are a lot of them so don’t mind it!”

- Shoutan: “It was all thanks to other Quartet Night members. I want to improve myself and show those improvements to all of you in next (6th) live. I’m sorry for not being able to say something cool. I’m really grateful to be able to meet everyone. Thank you very much!!”

- Maenu: “Somehow it’s hard to say something after their speeches *laughs* I’m the one trusted to voice Camus, Maeno Tomoaki. To be honest, when i first heard of the idea of Quartet Night I had "Oi, oi.. I’m the only one out of place here?” on my thoughts. Unlike the other three, i’m the only one who isn’t doing anything other than seiyuu. (he means he is the only one who isn’t a singer since the other three were singers aside from seiyuu) It was a pressure for me. I did it hoping i wouldn’t cause trouble for everyone else.. but above all, i was thinking of what i could do. And i found the answer. It was of course, to make each of you 'feel’ the character through me.
After changing my thoughts into that way, I finally was able to enjoy each of my time given as Camus. Even as Maeno Tomoaki personally, it opened a new world for me. I can’t thank utapri enough for guiding me through new road. I really love it. From now on, i hope this scenery would continue forever. To everyone participating on this contents, to staffs, and to cast of STARISH, it was all thanks to each of you. From now on, so that we wouldn’t got burried inside utapri history, we as Quartet Night would do our best! Please take care of us!!“

Morikubo: "Maeno said something like that, but he actually worked the hardest among us! Did you see the making earlier? His love for the series is amazing! Also look at the amount of his rings?? *laughs*”
Tattsun: “He even uses Camus’ cologne!”
Morikubo: “This guy is such a hardworker!”
Tattsun: “I can’t help but thinking i have to work harder when i look at him!”
Maenu: “*camus mode* Stop it, you peasants!!!”
Morikubo: “Shouta also said something like that, but he is actually our 'idol’!”
Tattsun: “He taught us how to make our movements look good in camera, how to appeal camera and how to make our movements look beautiful!”
(and here i was wondering why other ossans had so many fanservices today; i get it now)
Shoutan: *denies while shaking his head and hand*
Maenu: “Kirei dayo” (<<ME: WHAT)
Morikubo: “Right, right!!”
Tattsun: “If you weren’t here I wouldn’t make it today!”
Morikubo: “And this person right here *points at tattsun* is the one who gets us fired up!!”

- Morikubo: “Really, this is a secret okay? I REALLY REALLY LOVE BEING ABLE TO JOIN VOICES WITH THE THREE OF THEMMM!!!”
*Audience cheers*
Morikubo: “This is secret between us, okay? I’M GLAD I’M PART OF QUARTET NIGHTTTTT!!!”
Maenu: “When the four of us are together it really feels like we’re unbeatable.”
Morikubo: “We don’t need anymore words!!”
Tattsun: “As long as we have our songs!!” (these two lines are lyrics of Evolution eve, “Kotoba wa iranai, uta ga areba ii”)
Morikubo: “Let’s evolve together with our next song!”
All: “Evolution Eve!”

26. Evolution Eve
THE ACAPELLA BEGINNING WAS PERFECT AS HECK I TEARED UP…. the blend was heavenly and their voices are just so passionate ;; The dance was done a lot more closer to the anime (more dances) compared to how it was done in 5th live. Powerful vocals, the audience was really heated too. Simply say it was the best.
At some parts of the song they snuggled close to each other and look at each other ;;;_;;;

Encore

27. Poison KISS
THE FIRST SONG THEY SANG TOGETHER IN LIVE ;;;; They’re dancing a lot more than in previous performances of this song, it’s more or less a full-dance. They’re dancing while holding a mic in one hand. Amazing harmonies at “Love wo~”. Each solos were done really uniquely and powerfully but when together their voices just blend really well ;;

MC
- The stage was wide but they’re standing really close to each other LOL
Morikubo: “You guys are standing too close to me!!! The stage is big, why are we standing so close?”
Tattsun: “We’re glued to each other”
Maenu: “Nakayoshi”
Shoutan: “Fufufu”
THESE OSSANS ARE TOO CUTE

- Tattsun: “Yabai.. I really shouldn’t but can i say one thing? I really don’t want it to end…”
Shoutan: *Nods profusely, already tearing up*
Maenu: “Even in practices, we always talked about how do we do a right 'closing’ to this concert”
Morikubo: “It shouldn’t end… Aaa~aa I don’t want it to end!!!!*sulking voice*”
*Morikubo lays his body on stairs and sleep on it lol*

- Tattsun: “There’s just one song we haven’t performed right? If Morikubo-san said he teared up while recording for "KIZUNA”, I teared up a lot while recording for this song.“
Morikubo: This is the last, please sing together with us!“
All: "You’re my Life!”

28. You’re My Life
I totally wasn’t expecting this song to be the last song ;; aaaaaaa i already cried the moment i saw shoutan cried at the MC before but it was even more when they started singing ;;_;;; Such a sweet song and unlike their usual strong atmosphere, they sing really gently in this one a;;
SO MANY TEARS SHED ON THIS SONG Tattsun couldn’t sing part rightly because he teared up and Maenu’s eyes were red as if trying to hold back tears. Audience do the “Lalalala~” part and they make it a lot longer than in original. They also sing the last “Kimi no moto ni todoke~” together.

They waved goodbye at the audience, at the end they came closer to each other at center stage. Shoutan was crying hard and leaned at Maenu’s shoulder (who was also tearing up). Morikubo hugged shoutan from the side and Tattsun patted his head. The stage then ended at that condition.

Conclusion:
THE MC WAS SO TEARJERKING I saw some people who aren’t even QN-oshi also teared up at it. I really shouldn’t say anything more about the performances, it was seriously the best.
All in one, it was a really really satisfying live. I love STARISH and i do respect HEAVENS, but I just felt so glad I’m a Quartet Night-oshi. For me, they will always be the best seiyuu singing unit ever, in performances and other aspects. I’m so glad a group named Quartet Night existed.

If you’re reading this and never heard of QN songs, i really suggest you to do give it a listen because they have such a cool songs and great vocals (technically, blend, harmonies); Or if you only know STARISH and never give QN a chance, please give them a chance. They’re such an amazing group

anonymous asked:

(part 1) ur gonna roast me for this but im legit curious why mafia AUs are so bad? im asking in a non confrontational way, i get it romanticizing mafia is wrong, but i also believe that 1)most mafia AUs are a really toned down type of mafia;2)they do make for some interesting kinds of dynamics with fanart and with fics; 3)in a fic specifically u can create your own world and call something mafia and still make it so they don't kill innocent people but only idk members of other gangs or sth

(part 2) plus theyre a way to put ur charas in a completely diff context and see what theyll do. i mean i dont believe that writing ships in a certain context (like mafia) equals romanticizing that context. mafia AUs arent even my fav things to read (in fact i almost never do), im sure many ppl romanticize it and i obvs dont agree with that but im just trying to udnerstand bc i believe fandoms are a way to explore things that we normally wouldnt.

I’m not gonna roast you don’t worry xD okay wait let me check if I replied to this already if yes I’m gonna c/p because it’s half past midnight otherwise I’ll just go at it again wait *checks tags* fff obviously I don’t have a general post but anyway pls read this after you’ve done with my post and then this which is also choke-full of links. plus for a (not nice) laugh: here. AH WAIT I FOUND THE POST.

okay, so, let’s have it out of the way: I have nothing against mob aus or crime aus. I have a problem against calling them mafia AUs because in the US mafia = organized crime at large, in Italy mafia = ACTUAL EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ACTIVELY HARMFUL. now that I introduced the topic I’ll c/p you the reply I gave to another anon who while discussing the issue pointed out that most writers don’t even know Italian mafia is a thing, which is pretty much on the same discourse so…

*The thing is - in the US it might not be enough of a deal anymore and I honestly do get why people make the mafia = regular mobsters, since the mafia was the first foreign organized crime being exported to the US via italian immigrants (sorry if this sounds horrible in English but I just woke up and I still didn’t have coffee) so I understand that mafia became the umbrella term.But the thing is that - as you said, these people don’t even know that there’s a mafia in Italy anymore or where the word comes from.

 I’m going to link to italiansreclaimingitaly’s tag about the mafia and its perception outside Italy because they posted about this extensively and it’s an excellent resource, but meanwhile I’m gonna do a very short bullet point list and about the topic:

  • Mafia might not be a big deal in the US, but it still is here. We have the beauty of four different mafias (Cosa Nostra - the Sicilian one, camorra which is the one in Campania but has tendrils spread everywhere, the ‘ndrangheta which is in Calabria and the Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia) which are all active [especially camorra and 'ndrangheta] and whose actions have direct impact (negative) on our economy and on our society. Actually mafias are one of the main reasons we’re currently economically fucked up, and if I start talking about how mafia culture keeps some areas literally backwards I could talk about it for three months.
  • There are still people who are killed for standing up against them. These days the most prominent personality is Roberto Saviano who is a writer who dared to put together a book documenting minutely the way camorra works and he’s been living under protection for years by this point. Like, they want him dead because he wrote a book. And I’m sorta sure that he was talking about leaving Italy and going to the US after years of sticking with it here because he can’t take it anymore but I don’t know if it was a taken decision or if it’s still debating it.
  • It wasn’t even thirty years ago that we had the stragi di mafia - in english it’d be something like the mafia slaughters, basically around the beginning of the nineties there were a number of bombs planted by the mafia targeting people who were trying to oppose it including judges Falcone and Borsellino, actually the anniversary of Falcone’s death is like… tomorrow. And they’ve killed people for way longer than that. Here is a list of only Cosa Nostra victims including the ones from the eighties/nineties. And people are still dying because of it. The slaughters I’m referring to are just the ones in the nineties which are enough of a number.
  • They also perpetuate a culture where if you testify against your mafia-employed relatives you’ll be shunned forever. There are women who testified against their families and couldn’t see their children anymore never mind that they weren’t automatically considered a relative anymore the moment they sided against the mafia. Some people have committed suicide after becoming witnesses also because our police force/justice system can be terribly non-supportive in this kind of situation so they got left on their own. Never mind that back in the day - it was the beginning of the nineties? - I recall at least a particular story of - I think, correct me if I remember wrong but I can’t remember the names for the life of me - where this guy testified against the local mafia when he either used to work for them or was forced to pay them the pizzo and in retaliation his six-year old (or five? Anyway he had a son younger than ten for sure) got kidnapped, killed and thrown into acid to dispose of the body. That happened in what, 1993? 1994? It’s pretty much yesterday. And now the camorra is doing the same - there’s a list here of camorra victims among which accidental passerbys that got killed because they were in the way which I can tell just by glancing is not complete. And I’m not even going into the 'ndrangheta. That is to say, here mafia still kills people and cripples our country.

Now, I get that it’s a word, but the point was: let’s say that instead of the Italians the Japanese came to the US first and the umbrella word for organized crime was yakuza rather than mafia and let’s say yakuza was still what it was originally in Japan while in the US it stopped being a big deal and people write yakuza!AU instead of mafia AU. Let’s say someone Japanese gets angry at that and goes like 'listen the yakuza is a real deal it does this this this and that and it’s a plague in our country so can you please at least look it up before writing your fanfic’, which is what had happened way back then when this whole mafia and fanfic thing blew up. A bunch of people told us to get over it because it’s just a word and if it’s a problem in Italy it’s not in the US so why should they care? Now, if we had been Japanese (or Chinese or Russian or Mexican) would they have said the same thing? Considering the general tumblr attitude I’m pretty sure they would have received either an apology or 'this is an important deal let’s keep that in mind’ with signal boost reblogs and stuff. 

It’s the fact that we should get over people not knowing that it’s still a real problem for us and that they can’t take five seconds to google it that is the problem imo. Especially when instead of mafia au you can just say mobsters au or tag it as organized crime and everyone is a lot happier, mostly because as the tag above explains romanticising the mafia is a good thing for them because it means they can act outside Italy with less stigma because everyone thinks that the mafia is dead or not relevant anymore, if I’m explaining myself. (And it’s active outside Italy - like, there was a mafia kill in Germany in 2007 where six people died (sorry the link is in Italian but there isn’t an English wiki page, if you look the city up you’ll find something probably) and it was because of the 'ndrangheta.

I’d really like to not get worked over it because it meant it was a thing of the past y'know, but the problem is that it isn’t and I’d rather spread some awareness in hope some of these writers look it up (because it’s a good thing that people know what mafia is since as stated they have tendrils everywhere - if you read Saviano’s book the entire first chapter is about how camorra regularly deals with Chinese import/export in Italy for one) than shrug and figure that since they’ll think everything is good for fanfic then it’s not even worth my time.*

Now, ^^^ that was the c/p-ed reply that should answer most of your doubts. What I didn’t address was:

im sure many ppl romanticize it and i obvs dont agree with that but im just trying to udnerstand bc i believe fandoms are a way to explore things that we normally wouldnt.

aaaand as we say here in Italy, this is where the donkey falls (sorry we have weird sayings), because in theory there’s nothing wrong with that… except that in 99% of the mafia aus I’ve seen around the thing is that they’re supposed to be cute.

like, I see a lot of shit with TINY MAFIA BOSS STEVE ROGERS with RUSSIAN ENFORCER BUCKY (????? bucky isn’t even russian???) and the yoi thing I saw before had the japanese character being the leader of a russian mafia gang which is… like… guys it doesn’t happen it really doesn’t, and a lot of them re-use wrongly terminology taken from the godfather without context or knowing what the hell it means, and it’s always from the criminals’ pov and they’re somehow seen as criminals doing justice where the police can’t (???) and like… no. mafia bosses/enforcers/employees are bad people period, and at least here if you try to leave or repent they kill your family in retribution. like, not even ten years ago there’s been a woman who used to belong to a mafia family (or one colluded with the mafia) who testified and her entire town/family shunned her and she couldn’t take it anymore and… killed herself drinking acid if I don’t recall wrong. it’s not even special cases. this shit is not funny, it’s not cute, it’s not adorable and it’s not good fodder for your imagine your otp scenario (srsly I saw one like.. let me find it,

LIKE. just look at this shit. in a regular context, the enforcer goes to the show owner to force them to pay a monthly sum to their boss lest they destroy their shop and their lives and their family’s life never mind that mafia culture is deeply homophobic so the mafia enforcer flirting with the shopkeeper is like completely fucking out of the question. I mean, people here like to shit on the sopranos but that show was actually excellent representation of Horrid Criminals Who Were Never Supposed To Be Good People and the small arc that happened when one of tony’s friends turned out to be gay (closeted) was REALLY well done. btw, it ended that when they found out he was gay most of the crowd rejected him and thought badly of him until I think they killed him also for other reasons, but that spiraled from finding out he liked dick. and that’s american mafia that they actually based on well-done research of the culture in Italy it came from, I assure you that here it doesn’t work that differently. like. the shit above is so inaccurate and frankly offensive, it’s like… I get people romanticizing problematic stuff but the thing is that when you tell them that it’s actually offensive you get brushed off as ‘ah well you’re being too sensitive it’s just a word u__u’. now, I’m all for exploring shit we wouldn’t be into, but not like THAT, because that’s like mafia romantic comedy and that’s not how it works. now, you wanna do a fic where the mafia characters are deeply flawed and bad people and the police tries to catch them? fine, great, go ahead. you wanna do a fic where the enforcer above deals with dunno an entire life of internalized homophobia when he finds the shopkeeper attractive and feels conflicted over having to con money out of him and doing horrible shit for a living and maybe understanding that crime isn’t worth it and then he actually collaborates with the police and gets shit from about everyone he knows and loves for that? okay, awesome, go ahead. nothing bad in that.

but the shit above is not exploring things we wouldn’t/writing darkfic, it’s THINKING THAT A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION WHICH IS STILL A THING IN OUR PART OF THE WORLD IS CUTE AND ADORABLE. and that only plays in their favor because it takes the bad aura out of the word and we really should not let that happen. like. that is what is bad about mafia aus and mafia discourse, that people don’t realize the mafia is alive and well and thriving and not a thing that doesn’t exist or a generic word for organized crime.

you wanna write the shit above? okay, CALL IT CRIME AU or mob au, not mafia au.

btw, add-on: idk if I mentioned it in the above post or not, but in case I didn’t, I said that people would balk at the idea of a mexican cartel au. sadly since then I’ve found out a fandom where not only there is one but it’s also extra cutesy and people apparently love it and it has a bunch of kudos/comments and idek I’m not even touching that with a ten foot pole but like… I’ve avoided it and everything that author wrote because to me it’s just… nope. like, nope. if you do mafia aus don’t make them fucking cute. (also: in the same fandom I had to mute a v. famous fanartist whose art I actually liked but did cutesy mafia aus and.. like… haahahhaahahahahaha nah sorry. can’t go there. nope.)

anonymous asked:

after watching the new episode i was wondering if it possible for TodoBaku or is there moment that show Bakugou doesn't really mind about Todoroki in the later chapter ? and what's your opinion in TodoBaku ? how do you see their relationship ? Thanx :)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh what a good great unexpected question - personally, I don’t ship it romantically one bit, but it is one of my favorite dekusquad/bakusquad relationships - I guess you might consider it something similar to an accidental sort-of-friendship neither of them seem to actually have noticed yet? It’s definitely a unique relationship for either of them, at least… they make it clear more than once that they Do Not Give A Fuck about the other’s personal struggles, I just can’t see them talking and finding sympathy in each other, but that just ends up giving them a kind of blunt and no-bullshit relationship that doesn’t stop them from working together when needed. I don’t know how to properly explain it, honestly, but they’re fun! 

I don’t know how much spoilers you want so I’ll keep this as vague as I can, but they do happen together more than either of them would like, and their relationship is a really amusing one for me - Todoroki actually cracks jokes with Bakugou around, though always with his neutral face and making fun of Bakugou himself when he does, and the way he has of just straight out ignoring Bakugou’s insults and fire-spitting and answering as if they were having a civil conversation is weirdly entertaining tbh

I wouldn’t say that Bakugou “doesn’t mind Todoroki”, but he does end up having way more important things to think about than his one-sided rivalry with him, and once he starts settling things with Deku the narrative mostly moves to push in that direction, which means that every interaction he has with Todoroki is either on neutral grounds or in the middle of forced cooperation, pushing any antagonism they might have to the background, really - also, the more the story goes on the more Bakugou becomes civil with the rest of the class, so there’s that too! Anyway, they’re fun to me, I wish to draw more of them in the future tbh

Anon said: I do laugh at Bakugou’s reaction on the podium bc visually its animated funny. But u r right that the whole thing is fucked. How is that even appropriate to do to him? And it takes until after his fight with deku many arcs later for All Might to say “we maybe sort of neglected this kid’s mental health.” Like wtf. It upsets me sometimes to think just how much All Might just doesn’t even *see* Bakugou. So much is wrong about this, from putting Bakugou on display to forcing the medal on him.

Blessed words all of them - it’s why I’m such a fan of the idea of Bakugou without even noticing switching his role model to Aizawa, actually? Aizawa’s the only adult figure in the whole manga who’s constantly been there for Bakugou, he has his future and mental health and reputation constantly in mind and works his ass off to try and help him along as much as possible, he takes note of everything Bakugou goes through, every switch in mood and worsening in personality and interpersonal relationships, and he’s always incredibly fast in nudging him towards the right path again - and Bakugou noticed. He trusts Aizawa to know him, follows his directions and accepts his advices, believes he’ll have his back without an ounce of doubt, that’s the tutor/student relationship Bakugou deserves 

I understand that All Might has a lot of problems of his own and he’s just learning to be a teacher anyway, but he found it in himself to be there for Deku, while Bakugou has been obviously staring at his back for the whole length of the manga and it took All Might 120 chapters to notice, that’s just plain sad

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Quincy Li, the Transformer

Name: Quincy “Qinlin” (aka verdant forest) Li I named him Quincy bc of the visual of Q and bc of the ‘in’ part, not bc Qin sounds anything like Quin lmao

Occupation: mercenary employed by RED (sort of, more in his backstory)

Age: 26 (in 1970 so he’s like… the same age as scout…?)

Height: 5′8″ (standing)

Build: Average. His upper body and core strength is far better than his lower body strength. He is currently still undergoing physical therapy, so he’s working on it. His arms probably get buffer as time goes on simply because of the nature of his disability (paralysis below the knee if thats even a thing lmao either way it has to do with his legs and basically the whole point of his class).

Description: He has fairly standard Chinese features, and his skin is on the tanner side (bc seriously, don’t believe those commercials, far more Asians have darker skin than those vampires you see on TV–his skin tone is actually fairly close to my own). His hair is short, and he generally wears a beanie and fingerless gloves. He usually is found wearing a modified dress shirt with a maroon vest emblazoned with his class logo. He wears a small, stud earring on his left ear. 

Likes: Machines, programming, computers, technology, exploring, cars, motorcycles, listening to folktales

Dislikes: exercise, his physical therapy training, his crutches (even though he understands their necessity), his leg braces, his modified shoes, gender dysphoria

Alignment: True Neutral (gives zero fucks tbh)

Zodiac: Aquarius

DOB: February 2, 1944

Gender: Male

Orientation: I haven’t really thought about it yet tbh although I don’t think it will ever come into play should I ever end up rping as him at any point? but I have a feeling he’d end up bi/pan like most of my muses lmao

Voice: The sound of a 12 year old boy like the kind you meet in tf2 servers tbh His voice sounds gender neutral. Even if you listened very carefully, it is hard to discern whether his voice is that of a mature woman or a boy in his teens.

Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese

Education: He’s fresh outta college dude. Went to a 4 year for a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, then took a few years of grad school until he was taken to Mann Co, where he finished his education under Engie.

Nationality: Chinese American (he has an American passport bc he was born in the US, specifically, San Francisco)

Disorders: Mild PTSD

Habits: Tinkering with things that don’t belong to him. Prone to experimentation with machines, specifically cars and motorcycles. He loves motorcycles bc he can use them to great effect if he mods them a bit to accommodate for his legs. Plus, gotta go fast my dude, and motorcycles are the easiest way for him, a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, to get his fill of adrenaline (plus he’s a speed demon i mean what do you expect, being stuck to a wheelchair all day?). Likes trying to “sneak” around as best he can: it’s a habit he developed since childhood, and is especially a challenge bc of his disability.

Positive traits: Intelligent, confident (in some ways, at least), gives good advice despite not following it on his own

Neutral traits: Passive, impartial, talkative

Negative traits: Impulsive, immature/petty, uncaring, selfish, prideful

And, of course, an obligatory explanation of what the fuck this lil kid is doing with these hardened mercenaries:

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Inked

OC x Jungkook
Three Word Prompt: Tattoo, Sweet, Love
Soundtrack (x) & (x)
12/ ? of my drabble game
(a/n) I’m sorry I feel so bad for writing this first, but this just hit me and I could not stop LOL. adds tattoo shop kookie to my list of muses… yass. Also this is not a drabble seeing as its a thousand words but enjoy loves ^3^ ily 

Originally posted by jeonggukaf


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Who Needs A ‘Study Buddy’ Anyway? - Part One

Summary: Senior Castiel isn’t happy when Sophomore Dean is assigned as his Math study buddy. Will his opinions change?

Words: 1,106

Dean x Castiel (ugh)

Warnings: idk teasing? uncomfortable!Dean

A/N: Also posted on AO3 (fuck you @ruined-by-destiel)

“I don’t want to be here,” Castiel said, right off the bat, as he slung his gym bag down and took a seat opposite the quiet, green-eyed sophomore that his Math teacher had assigned as his ‘study buddy’.

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anonymous asked:

I have a kind of specific request, I just really think this idea is cute. Bokuto develops this crush on a girl who volunteers/works at a conservatory with the Birds of Prey. Like she catalogues the injuries and helps with rehabilitation, but also handles/ trains education birds that can't be released. Like Bo finds her really cute with her khaki button up and an owl on her arm, and he always finds a reason to see her. Idk, maybe she doesn't know his name but remembers his stunning owl eyes.

//I have a friend who actually looks after animals esp with birds of prey. The owl is based on a true owl. In this scenario I’m actually gonna have him be a volunteer too. Also fyi owls eat dead babu chicks so I guess forewarning on that?

Crush.

More like crush my heart, though a young teenage boy. Instead of sweeping out the emergency zone, he pondered to himself and chatted to the sickly animals who cooed lightly in response. Every time Sunday rolled around, Bokuto Koutarou would be unable to contain his excitement. He would sweep his mother into his arms for a hug, being ever so loving. He would give his father a super on purpose big sloppy kiss on the cheek and he would be out of the house. Every Sunday (and when he’s free), he volunteers for an animal conservatory which specialises of Birds of Prey. At the beginning he was interested in the owls, which he still is, but there was a certain specimen he was interested in. The moment he laid his eyes on her, he couldn’t help but adore her. (Name) was in charge usually, since she lives right around the corner. She’s around his age and also a volunteer, but she came in more often than he did.

Sauntering in with a big smile on his face, he would greet the others and especially (Name). Of course he had never introduced himself properly, he just presumed his nature would be infectious… However, it wasn’t the case for (Name). Today a simple sentence that took the spirits right out of him.

“Sorry, what’s your name again?”

The words echoed in his mind while he attempted to clean out the small shed. The owls continued to coo at him while he felt sorry for himself. He sighed for what felt like the hundredth time, feeling his happiness fly out of the window. Eventually he had the whole place cleaned out, including the cages. Feeling better and very proud of how clean everything was, he went to stroke one of the birds again.

“Hiya buddy. How’re you doing today? Feeling any better?”

Just as the words left his mouth, the door opened slowly. (Name) poked her head in, gently opening the door some more. She closed the door and began inspecting the little ones. A blush tainted his face as he couldn’t find the words to speak to her. After all, he would never have thought after what she said, they would be here… Together… Alone. Together.

“Nice work,”

(Name) observed, looking around the small enclosure,

“Never thought that this place would ever be this clean.”

“Ah yeah! I worked hard”

“Yeah, you did.”

Silence continued. Koutarou struggled to form sentences, trying to initiate a conversation was harder than expected. He watched her quietly whisper to the owls who answered her back with their light tweets.

“Soon these guys should be able to go back into the wild. Luckily they’ve only got small sprains.”

More silence, more blushing. With an awkward laugh, Koutarou agreed. He shifted around uncomfortably, still not finding a subject to talk to her about.

“I, uh. S-since I’m finished with this, do you want any help or anything else done?”

“Hm… Yeah I will need help. Have you ever fed them?”

“Uh nope. Usually I help clean their cages and stuff.”

“Well today’s your unlucky day.”

(Name) ushered him out and they put on some clean gloves. Curious, Koutarou noticed she was talking more, probably to help him with his sudden inability to start conversations. She talked about how she was excited to release some of the birds, what work she has left and her favourites. The whole time he just nodded and smiled at her, admiring how passionate she was. Also how adorable she was in her cute work outfit, even though it was probably just old clothes she suited it to a T. Snapping out of his daydream of how cute she was, she shoved a bucket in his hands.

“What”

He looked into the bucket and his stomach flipped. Little dead baby chicks.

“What”

He repeated, not even hiding his disgust. (Name) giggled a little, enjoying his initial shock.

“I told you it was your unlucky day”

As they walked to each of the enclosures and cages, she explained what the owls ate and how they fed them. She doesn’t usually let volunteers help feed them, but today was an exception since not many people showed up.

“Anyway, everyone is easy to feed, since most are sleeping… But the biggest problem is the ones at the back, especially Erberus. You cannot turn your back on him, like one bit. Which makes it hard to feed him obviously.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean if you turn your back on him, he will attack.”

“What? Are you serious? How are you going to feed him?”

“I’ll explain soon, but for now let’s feed the easier ones”

With that, Koutarou found it easier to be himself. As he thought before, (Name) was a good person. She kept the conversation flowing, she felt warm and she was in tune with his humour. His heart felt like it made leaps today and he couldn’t help but feel like pumping the air with happiness.

“Okay here we are,”

(Name) said with her hands on her hips,

“What we’re going to do is walk back to back. I’ll go in and leave some chicks on the table as per usual, but you will keep ahold of me and walk us back. Get it?”

“Yup!”

He replied happily. But what he didn’t expect was how nerve wrecking it actually was. It really wasn’t about the owl, but it was how close they were. Their backs pressed together and holding each other’s hands, something that Koutarou would never have predicted. Part of the experience it was really embarrassing but he enjoyed it, the other part made him sad that it happened so quickly.

As they neared the gate, Koutarou tripped, accidentally pulling (Name) along with him. He stopped himself from falling flat on his face and caught (Name) by the waist, making sure she doesn’t fall as well. For a second they both stared at each other, until they both realised she was still in his arms. Then they heard Erberus, who had been staring at them the entire time. He had his wings raised as if he was ready to pounce. Scurrying out through the gate and locking it, they both sighed in relief. Then they burst out laughing.

As they quietened down, (Name) thanked Koutarou.

“Thanks, it’s always difficult to deal with him.”

“It’s no problem, I’d love to help out again”

“Well… Uh, I’ll take you up on that offer. But first, what’s your name?”

Koutarou felt his heart and confidence deflate. After all this time, he thought, thinking that there was something positive coming from this experience. (Name) continued, realising how awful she sounded,

“I mean, I never caught your name. I just always referred to you as Big Erberus… Mainly because you’s both have very similar eyes and your hair reminds me of his feathers.”

“You… Noticed me?”

“Of course, but I’m sorry. I’m awful with names.”

“Bokuto Koutarou, I hope you’ll remember me this time”

“I know I will this time”

(Name) excused herself and said she would see him back at the office area, Koutarou lingered on the thought of her. Finally, by himself, he began to whoop and cheer fist pumping the air and just being all round happy. Then he turned around to face Erberus who leered at him, the golden owl eyes glaring. Koutarou beamed at the animal and thanked it for having a horrible personality.

“Are you okay?”

(Name) said, suddenly appearing behind him.

“W-What?”

His face turned tomato red, unsure of how to explain the situation to her. She giggled as she dragged him back, telling him not to spook the animals with his cheers anymore.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new and i am getting confused with the azoffs thing. So the azoffs are already the boys' management? Can the boys have to managements at once?bc i read on a post the reason larry are interacting more now is bc Azoffs are helping them and idk?

[dark larrie activate]

okay so here is like…a (not so) quick and (very) dirty rundown of the azoff family + 1d business politics, based partially on speculation and partially on fact

our story begins with jeff azoff, caa agent, pictured here at a joint bday party w harry styles

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Abazethe100 - Trailer Analysis, Speculation, Theories, and Predictions for The 100 Season 4

All right, here is my trailer analysis and speculation post for season 4. 

Keep the following in mind:

1. I’m a Bellarke shipper, but I don’t get too extra about it, so it’s safe for all shippers. 

2. If I’m right about some of my theories/speculations, then this post could be a HUGE spoiler. If I’m right, you might end up getting disappointed if my speculations come true. Proceed at your own risk. 

3. The biggest problems with speculating from trailers is that we often have to fill-in the blanks ourselves (making assumptions when we probably shouldn’t) and we have to take out frames and attempt to fit them together like a puzzle. But, this trailer is only 25 pieces of the 1000 piece puzzle that this season will eventually be, so if even one or two of my puzzle pieces are in the wrong place… my speculations fall apart a little. Therefore, please, understand that this is MY analysis and it is NOT foolproof. I’m going to bet that at least half of it is true and the other half is not true or only half true. REMEMBER THAT. 

Note: I divided my analysis up by character arcs and/or subplots. It made it easier to put the pieces together. 

Otherwise, enjoy. Let me know what you think. I might revise it once I’ve had time to think more about it or once we get more clues. 

Much love,

abazethe100

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anonymous asked:

Okay so i'm a 'larrie' i guess (i hate the term), and i'll be the first to tell you there are a lot of obnouxious and downright mean people in that part of the fandom - particulary the more famous ones - who are the voices most people hear. I don't follow any of the big ones, but i DO follow a lot of larryblogs and there are so many chill, loving, non-drama people, who ship them, but also respect them and their lives! It's sad that a few loud blogs ruins the reputation for all of us

I’m sorry, please don’t get mad at me and come at me for what I’m about to say. Maybe most of them are chill and nice people. Maybe they just want to feel included. A sense of feeling like they belong somewhere on the internet. Being a part of a community. A lot of these fans are really really young and are still learning, that could be one reason too. Some people are maybe struggling with their own labels and seek comfort… Some fans may have bad home lives, or get bullied, or have bad relationships with their friends or family, idk what lies beneath the surface…Some fans are maybe just having fun with it. But when somebody says to you “my sexuality is this”, and if you go against that and think they’re lying or hiding because of management or whatever your reasoning may be, then you’re being disrespectful. Point blank. You’re not respecting their lives by doing that, at all, and there’s nothing you can say that alters that fact. You’re supposed to respect what someone has said about their sexuality and identity, whatever has been said. Whatever has been shown. Speculating, assuming or forcing a sexuality and/or a relationship onto somebody else for your personal belief, enjoyment or “want” is not okay. A ‘no’ is a no. They’ve both said it. Respect that word, because it’s a powerful one. It’s a topic that’s literally none of your business to begin with, and it’s so invasive to get caught up in it. Oh, and taking advantage of someone’s show of respect and HUMANITY for the lgbqt community and twisting it to fit your own wishes isn’t okay either. It’s got nothing to do with you. Open your eyes outside of the “tumblr life” and see that. 

And the larry side of the shipping fandom has turned into a cult. We’ve seen this by now… They’ve ruined relationships and friendships. It’s based on lies. Bullshit. Ignorance. I haven’t seen more manipulation and incorrect information going around than I see with the larries. It boggles my mind, and it’s so frustrating to see people consuming false information… To see people being so unabashedly uncritical of the sources. And there’s SO much bullying, and HATE on social media from them. To girls, to their friends, family, everybody who are in their lives to some capacity. So many people have had to defend themselves, and it’s not fair. It’s just incredibly embarrassing and sad to see, and it makes my skin crawl seeing fans being so mean to others. But it’s become lifestyle maintenance by now or something, ‘cause I refuse to believe that there are so many people who genuinely still believe in it and who are that disrespectful and uncivil to the boys and their circle of friends/family/girlfriends++. (I’m not saying you’re all like this, I’m speaking in general terms.)

It’s not about me, and I couldn’t care less, but if I get sent hate, it’s 99% from a larry shipper. That says something too… And I’m sorry you’re indirectly associated with all of the aforementioned. I personally could never cope, but do you. Anyways, I’m not answering more questions about this, let’s leave it. Just answering this question feels disrespectful tbh… I wanna stay out of it. I’m gonna continue to follow Harry’s lead and focus on the fun stuff and my own shit in life and to not take this side of the fandom seriously. Harry is doing wonderfully and is happy as ever and that’s all that matters, isn’t it :)

@foreverautumnblog‘s Blunt Eye Doctor Levi (and Unfortunate Victim Eren)

Eren doesn’t know how eye doctor visits usually go, but he’s fairly certain they don’t typically include gazing into each other’s eyes.

“Um, is this part of the process?” Eren asks when the optometrist, Dr. Levi, takes his face into his hands and peers down at him with such an intense gaze that Eren can’t help squirming a little in his seat. He actually can’t move.

“This is completely necessary,” Levi assures him, dead serious. He tilts Eren’s face back, rubbing at Eren’s skin, to the point of like a deep tissue massage. Eren’s heart beats wildly through his ribcage, bordering on a heart attack which would be yet another inconvenient health problem for him, especially now that Dr. Levi almost has a knee up on his chair in the space between Eren’s thighs. Still staring. There’s a sweet scent—that of fruity shampoo that wafts from Levi’s body standing so close. Eren thinks this might be some sort of personal space violation.

“Um!” Eren says, high-pitched.

“Shh.”

Whenever Eren’s gaze drifts to the side, mostly because he just can’t take the amount of staring anymore, Levi orders his gaze back at him or else they’ll have to start the process all over again. What process? What are they doing? Is this really how one gets their eyes checked? Don’t they need some sort of machines? Eren’s eyes begin to water. He doesn’t know if he’s allowed to blink.

“Okay, I guess we’re done,” Levi finally says, letting him go.

Eren coughs. “You guess?!”

“Now we can start the process of checking your eyesight.” Levi begins putting up a rolled up paper chart on the opposite wall filled with… actually, Eren’s not quite sure what it’s filled with.

“What were we doing just a moment ago, then?” Eren slaps at his face a little because his cheeks still feel hot from earlier. Levi’s touch lingers like a scalding iron on skin.

“We were checking your eyeballs for damage. Now, can we please get a move on?” With some sort of long pointer stick, Levi points at the first letter on top of the pyramid. “What letter is this?” he quizzes.

“Uh,” Eren interrupts. “You know, I’m only here to get a new pair of glasses because my other ones were crooked. I already have my prescription and everything.”

“Those glasses looked like shit on you, anyway.”

“What!”

Dr. Levi lets out a sharp breath, collapsing his stick and throwing it to the side. He shrugs out of his white doctor’s coat to hang on the back of his desk chair, as well. “Alright, we can skip the foreplay then if that’s what you want.”

“What—!” Eren exclaims again, wondering what on Earth is going to happen now. He backs up a little into his chair.

“You know…” Levi goes around to sit at the edge of his desk, rolling the sleeves of his black sweater up to his elbows for added effect. What effect is that? Eren doesn’t know. “I got laser eye surgery. You should consider it,” Levi tells him as he points at his glasses-less eyes.

Eren frowns, even as his breath hitches just a bit when Levi leans casually on his desk. “I thought about it… but in the end I don’t want to be sticking lasers in my eye.” Eren’s perfectly fine living with his glasses. If only he could actually get another pair because anything beyond Levi sitting two feet away is completely fuzzy.

“Because you look cute without your glasses,” Levi says with a deadpan expression. “You have nice eyes,” he adds.

There’s an awkward silence in the room as he says that while Eren fiddles with the sleeve of his shirt. Some stray pens and papers from Levi’s desk fall to the floor. “O-Oh?? Okay, thanks…” Eren trails off, unsure of where to proceed from here.

He blinks rapidly, as if that would clear the fog from his brain as much as it clears his vision. It’s unsuccessful on both ends as Eren starts to think his rapid blinking might now be misconstrued as flirting. Crap, what should he do now… This isn’t how he’d expected this appointment to go. 

Maybe he should compliment Levi’s eyes as well. That’s only polite, right? “You… You also have…” Eren gulps thickly, starting again. “Your eyes are also very—”

“Anyway, let’s go pick out some frames for you.”

“…Okay.”