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third and final compilation of shimayu moments from the novel

part 1 part 2

Here’s the shimayu interactions in chronological order so that you can get a feel of the progression (details mentioned in the first post are largely omitted, though there are also parts with overlaps). It was a long and arduous process and admittedly, I had zero motivation to translate anything, but then I decided to grit my teeth and glue myself to my chair. And lo behold! :D Pardon the grammatical errors, jarring jumps between certain paragraphs and the changes in pronouns. Usually, when I switch to ‘Mayura’ after using ‘I’, I’m summarising rather than translating. Other times, it’s just… a grammatical inconsistency. Sorry ‘bout that. ≡(*′▽`)っ

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Gamer's vs. Jocks
  • Gamer: Do you seriously enjoy watching this stuff?
  • Jock: Yup, sports are fun.
  • Gamer: But there's no action.
  • Jock: Sports are all action, dude.
  • Gamer: Yeah, but where's all the space marines? Where are the princesses to save? Are there any zombies to massacre? Can you even level up? I can't wrap my brain around this madness.
  • Jock: Do you love being the most irritating person on the face of the earth?
  • Gamer: I'm just trying to bond with you!
  • Jock: Yeah, I get that, but I play games too, man. It's really not that special anymore. Everyone does it.
  • Gamer: I mean, yeah, but have you faced off against the covenant on an epic ring planet? Have you fought bare fisted with a super mutant in the Nevada wasteland? Have battled an epic underwater behemoth just to save a little girl with mutant powers? Have you teamed up with five other heroes in order to transport a-
  • Jock: Dude, I fucking get it. You play video games. You're just straight up referencing some of the most popular video games out there at the moment and you're not impressing me. Now will you shut the fuck up. This Parcheesi match is finally getting good and I'd like to actually watch instead it instead of listening to ramble off Buzzfeed's top ten best video game list.
  • Gamer: *internally* Dammit, video games don't capture his attention like they used to. I need to find something new to impress him with or he won't bother hanging out with me anymore.
  • *weeks later*
  • Jock: *casually skinning potatoes in his kitchen*
  • Gamer: *falls through the ceiling, wheezing* Hey, man.
  • Jock: Holy shit, dude! Are you okay?
  • Gamer: *coughs up dust* I'm fine. Great even.
  • Jock: You're so pale, dude. You look like you're dying. Oh my god, there's stuff growing on you.
  • Gamer: Those are mushrooms.
  • Jock: Jesus, we need to call someone!
  • Gamer: No, don't. It's my new hobby. I'm a mushroom collector now. It got kind of out of hand. *coughs up spores* But, I'm fine.
  • Jock: I'm calling an ambulance.
  • Gamer: No, stop! *grabs onto the jock's legs*
  • Jock: *shakes him off*
  • Gamer: *hand flies off*
  • Jock: What the fuck!?
  • Gamer: Oh, no! How am I going to game now?
  • Jock: What did you do to yourself?
  • Gamer: Alright, I ate some really weird mushrooms I ordered online.
  • Jock: Why the hell would you do that?
  • Gamer: I wanted to impress you by making think I was into drugs since you don't think video games are cool anymore.
  • Jock: Why the hell would you think doing drugs would impress me?
  • Gamer: I don't know. Aren't like all jocks and extroverts into drugs and stuff?
  • Jock: Fuck no! What the hell is wrong with you? I'm not even a jock. I just like watching sports every now and then. You have all these weird beliefs about how people function and it all comes from video games and comics and movies. Have you ever had a single realistic thought in your life? This is why our relationship isn't working out. You think everything works like a goddamn cartoon and blah blah blah blah...
  • Gamer: *internally* God, I've gotten myself into a bad situation. I wonder what Adam Jensen from Deus Ex: Revolution would do in this situation? Or Samus from Metroid? Or Sans from Undertale? Or... uhh... Dark Souls guy?
  • Jock: Are you listening to me!?
  • Gamer: Huh, what?
  • Jock: I said that I'm breaking up with you.
  • Gamer: No, you can't! We still haven't leveled up into marriage.
  • Jock: You're the worst boyfriend ever and possibly the dumbest person ever too. You can stay here and enjoy your mushrooms or video games or whatever. I'm leaving, and don't bother calling me. *storms out of the kitchen angrily*
  • Gamer: Wait, before you go you should actually call an ambulance! I can't walk because my legs became a very heavy chitinous substance.
  • Gamer: Hello, are you there?
  • Gamer: You're not really going to leave me here, are you?
  • Gamer: ...Dude?
  • *later*
  • Gamer: *his body is covered entirely in mushrooms. he has been converted into nothing more than a chitinous food source for budding mushroom children which now infest the once vibrant kitchen of this poor gay couple. let this be a cautionary tale for all of you drug doers out there. the deep web is real and dangerous. don't order strange drugs from off the internet. you'll go to hell before you die. i know this is more serious than the typical funny-relatable post, but i believe this is an important message. thank you for reading this very special update and please stick around for us for future developments.*

anonymous asked:

I think you misunderstand what an extrovert is. In your reblog of the ENFJ Jason post, you point to stuff such as not trusting strange men on the streets (common sense) and not being good at making friends (difficulties socializing) as proofs of introversion, but they aren't. In many separate occasions Jason has seeked out people to work with, and even if it didn't work out, lack of social skills isn't introversion, per se, nor does extroversion equal to "party animal".

Not really.

This is a response to [THIS POST].

Jason Todd is a classic introvert, he is naturally predisposed away from social settings.  He ‘recuperates’, or ‘energizes’, by being in his own space, away from groups of people, and has spent years at a time on his own without any desire for socializing.  It’s more difficult to find examples of him being extroverted than the other way around.

A lot of people have a hard time understanding Jason Todd as a character, which I think is understandable.  He’s only been in a handful of titles since he was brought back to life (and a few of the titles he’s in drastically mischaraterized him), and a good majority of fans were born after his era as Robin ended.  Between the time and cost of back-issues, it’s really no wonder that a lot of his fans have never read his earlier titles.

So let’s take another look at Jason Todd.

First of all, it’s important to understand what comic titles not to turn to when it comes to Jason’s character.  These aren’t all bad titles on their own, but in each of them the writer strays into “out of character” territory for one reason or another.  In recent years, Jason has developed a history of being used as a plot device instead of as a character in himself—

*cough*

(Battle for the Cowl #3)

*cough*

(Batman & Robin #5)

*cough*

—which means that his character is compromised for the sake of another character’s story. Tony Daniel, creator of Battle for the Cowl, actually admitted to trying to make Jason irredeemable because he didn’t like that the character had so many fans.  In Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn, Grant Morrison not only played off of Daniel’s screwed up characterization, but actually added to it in an attempt to turn the Red Hood into Dick Grayson’s personal Joker.  So obviously I don’t consider either of these portrayals canon, and a lot of JT fans I know feel the same way.

Then there’s Red Hood and the Outlaws, the New 52 version of Jason Todd that comes with so many issues a dissertation could be written on it. I’d go into details, but really all I need to say on the matter is that it’s New 52.

The New 52 sucks.

Moving on.

So recognizing that those three arcs don’t do Jason justice, we can finally move on to the point: Jason’s introversion.  You point to “not trusting strange men on the streets” as “common sense”, but I believe this ignores a key aspect of life on the streets for Gotham kids.  Gotham, being the metropolis that it is, has a serious issue with street kids.   It’s one of the reasons the Martha Wayne Foundation is needed to run a number of orphanages.  Despite these efforts, there always have and always will be a number of kids growing up on the street.

It’s natural for these kids to gang together, either into a small circle of fellow street kids who can watch each other’s backs, or by joining one of the many larger gangs that provide protection.  We see this in a number of ways in the comics, such as during No Man’s Land, by looking at the origin and early years of Catwoman, and even to some extent with the Young Aquarians, just to name a few.

(Street Kid from Batman: No Man’s Land #1)

However, despite all this, Jason made no effort to ally himself in a social structure that would provide a sense of camaraderie and protection.  You can’t say that this is normal, because it’s not.  Human beings naturally drift together into these kinds of protective societies (See: every dystopian book ever), and hermits are considered atypical.  And it’s not that he was just “avoiding bad people”, because we also know that Jason was a part of the crime scene when he needed to be for survival.

(Green Lantern #72)

“I’m like you. I was born out on the streets, too.  I’ve seen things, I’ve done things.”

So Jason’s decision to live the loner life out on the streets was a choice, and it was the more difficult choice, but it suited his personality better.  What’s more, we know that despite knowing a lot of the people in his neighborhood, Jason hadn’t made friends.

And this goes on to your second point.

"…not being good at making friends (difficulties socializing)”

Let me make something very clear.  Jason does not have a difficult time socializing.  He’s actually very good at it when he tries, and the screen I posted—

(Batman Annual #12)

—does not contradict that.  Jason had friends when he went to school, he had people who wanted to hang out with him.  However, Jason didn’t go out of his way to include himself in social settings, such as after-school hangouts or activities.  It doesn’t mean he didn’t want friends, and it doesn’t mean that he never wanted to spend time with friends.  It means that, like many introverts, he was content to limit his social time without feeling de-energized.  

This carries on into his adult life as well, when I mentioned how during his cross-world tour in Lost Days to become as strong as Batman, Jason didn’t make any significant connections.  And lastly—

“In many separate occasions Jason has seeked out people to work with…”

Um… what?

Where?  When?

With a few exceptions, Jason has never been portrayed as someone who seeks out partners.  Those exceptions are Scarlet from Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn, Jason’s little “Be my Robin!” speech from Battle for the Cowl posted above, and Arsenal and Starfire from Red Hood and the Outlaws; and considering I’ve already talked about why all of these incarnations shouldn’t be used as examples, I won’t bother going into any of them in detail.

The only other real partner that Jason had was Batman, and even then Jason didn’t actively seek the position out (looking at you, Tim Drake).  I mean, Bruce literally just put Jason in his car and called him Robin.

(Batman #409)

That’s not to say Jason didn’t enjoy being Robin, only that it’s unlikely he would have sought out the partnership on his own.  In fact, I’d go as far as to say that if Jason hadn’t died, he would have struck off on his own a la Dick Grayson not long after.

The only other instances of Jason “seeking” people to work with is when he knows he can use them for his own good, and in each instance he’s kicked them to the curb as soon as they no longer serve him any purpose.  It’s not a matter of wanting to work with people, it’s using people to an end.

(Batman #641)

So no, it doesn’t matter that extroversion =/= “party animal”, because not only is Jason not a “party animal”, he’s not an extrovert, at all.  And since this whole thing stemmed from the MBTI type-index, let’s look at the MBTI character traits for extroversion and introversion, and cross out the ones that don’t apply to Jason.

Extroversion:

  • I am seen as “outgoing” or as a “people person.”
  • I feel comfortable in groups and like working in them.
  • I have a wide range of friends and know lots of people.
  • I sometimes jump too quickly into an activity and don’t allow enough time to think it over.
  • Before I start a project, I sometimes forget to stop and get clear on what I want to do and why.

Introversion: 

  • I am seen as “reflective” or “reserved.”
  • I feel comfortable being alone and like things I can do on my own.
  • I prefer to know just a few people well.
  • I sometimes spend too much time reflecting and don’t move into action quickly enough.
  • I sometimes forget to check with the outside world to see if my ideas really fit the experience.