Art by Vic Longbon for the front cover of The Cosmic Conspiracy by Stan Deyo (1978). The book is a product of the 1970s - UFOs, Illuminati, relatively innocuous conspiracy stuff much of which has sadly been co-opted into much nastier movements today. At least we have this groovy art to look at.
I feel bad for Yukio and I know a bunch of people hate him/ are starting to dislike him due to how he’s been acting throughout the manga, but this chapter makes me sad for him, Rin and Shiemi.
a few spoilers are below the cut for those who have not read the chapter
He reads and finds out all the stuff Ryuji and lighting find out but he’s not satisfied with it probably because it wasn’t really what he was looking for. He didn’t get the information on his mother he thought he would, just the experiments the order was doing. This causing him to realize the the Illuminati and True cross are equally fucked up organizations.
I cant imagine being in his shoes right now. Starting at such a young age the training and emotional toll he endured for an organization he thought was preventing people like the Illuminati from doing corrupt stuff is just as bad, but more secretive about it.
His whole life dedicated to protecting others and helping in the fight against demons and protecting his brother Rin, being one of the sons of Satan, who inherited his powers and having his line always on that thin line of foe or friend for the True Cross. I can imagine my stress levels being through the roof if the only person I can truly say is blood, is always on the verge of being executed in a blink of an eye.
Even at the very beginning of his training for the True Cross we see that Shiro (vaguely) says “Hey how about joining the fight and getting to protect your big bro”
Which the hatred for rin developed.
Rin never had to stress about exams and physical training to meet the Order’s requirments to become an exorcist. Rin didn’t have that great of a childhood but his bullying wasn’t as great of a burden that Yukio endured. Yukio early on had the idea that “You are your brother’s protector” so even at the end of the Impure King battle the anger and violence towards Rin is kinda acceptical. Yes Rin help defeat the Impure King and he managed to finally get his Powers under control, but Yukio is looking at it almost through the Order’s eyes. Beat one big demon but who’s to say he won’t be conviced by Lucifer and join them? Can we truly trust him and risk his powers be used against us? Maybe seeing how great his powers are scare the True Cross and they rather dispose of him and never take that risk of him turning against them.
Yukio is so burried in multiple responsibilities, being a exorcist, going to high school, teaching exorcism classes, he probably is trying to get all the Meisters titles like Shiro and above all that the constant watching over Rin and the rest of the Exwires (mostly Rin).
With all of this we get to see and understand why he feels so lonely. He didn’t get to go out and get into trouble and do what kids do. He probably had some free time but you have to think about how Yukio always had those
responsibilities at the back of his head. He never really got to be innocent and live freely, he always had a goal to reach.
So going to Shiemi when he has no where else to go, her being the one person who I truly believe brings peace to him, it’s sad that he can’t even count her as a friend. He met her through his training cause of the shop that her mother runs and he tells her “ Just for a little”. Then goes to confess his loneliness.
He knows that Shiemi isn’t the best with giving advice, but he still tells her. I doubt he was really looking for her to say some wise words to help him, I think he just wanted some affection, just someone who he knows won’t really pry him for answers on his recent behaviour. Just someone who will let him try to shut out his mind for just a second. Which she does until she tries to comfort him by telling him that her and Rin are there for him. With the recent build up of self hatred and hatred towards his brother he quickly snaps out of his depressed state and snaps at her.
Imma break this up with other posts so yea stay tuned if ya want
I wasn’t sure what to do with messages on this blog, so stuck in the limbo of indecision, they just sorta piled up and started collecting dust. But I feel rude for not doing anything about them. :,T So here goes! If you know how to block tags, you can target “Hush Replies” if you don’t like text posts. Should do more private replies in the future. Mm mm.
@rapid-artwork – Alexi is close to 6′4 (193cm). Hanna 5′8 (173cm). They both buff out a few inches extra when they go full-on angel mode.
Anon#1 – That’s a dragongirl, right? I’m sure I’ll do at some point for fun.
@silicasurf-art – My blog is named after the same project she’s from. Hushabye Valley. There are more orders of knights I’ll very likely be posting art of. :3 And lots of monsters too ofc.
@silicasurf-art – Small wooorld :,D I think I have like… 3… 4… 5 or somesuch blogs. But only 2 are somewhat active. So you’ve found the most relevant ones at least!
Anon#2 – I tried so hard to figure out the references in this message… But I’m clueless. :,3 I found some illuminati stuff but that can’t be it…
11 times The Simpsons predicted the future with eerie precision
Dismiss ‘The Simpsons’ simply as a cartoon for kids at your peril. In the 25+ years it’s been running, Matt Groening’s hit animated sitcom has delivered countless storylines over 27 seasons and one movie, and nestled among the anarchic tales of America’s premiere nuclear family have been some weirdly prescient predictions about the near future.
Here’s the 10 most chillingly accurate predictions made by ‘The Simpsons’.
President Trump - Predicted in 2000
Episode: S11 E17 ‘Bart To The Future’
Donald Trump has just been elected as the next President of the United States, but his ambition was foreseen by this classic ‘Simpsons’ episode where Bart was shown his future by a Native American.
Lisa has become President and, in a scene where she addresses her inner circle, she says: “We’ve inherited quite the budget crunch from President Trump.” Spooky.
The Higgs Boson Particle – Predicted in 1998
Episode: S10 E2 ‘The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace’
Simon Singh, the author of a book titled ‘The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets’, claims Homer Simpson predicted the mass of the Higgs Boson particle 14 years before it was actually figured out for real by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider.
Singh says this equation, written by Homer on a blackboard, is eerily accurate. “If you work it out, you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is.”
Greece’s economic collapse – Predicted in 2012
Episode: S23 E10 ‘Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson’
Three years before this year’s government debt meltdown in Greece that saw it become the first country to default on an IMF loan repayment, a throwaway gag on this 2012 episode predicted how outlandish the situation would become.
A ticker on a rolling news station that Homer appears on reads “Europe puts Greece on eBay”. We wonder if the Greeks have considered this option during their darkest hours.
Ebola outbreak – Predicted in 1997
Episode: S9 E3 ‘Lisa’s Sax’
A crackpot viral video that did the rounds in 2014 claims ‘The Simpsons’ predicted the recent American Ebola outbreak. The episode saw Marge offering to read Bart a book titled “Curious George and The Ebola Virus”, which the YouTube creator Thecontroversy7 says proves that the makers of the show knew about the future outbreak and are, of course, members of the illuminati.
It was almost convincing before the illuminati stuff wasn’t it?
Siegfried and Roy tiger attack - Predicted in 1993
Episode: S5 E10 ‘$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)’
The stage career of flamboyant German magic duo Siegfried & Roy was brought to a shocking end in 2003 when Roy Horn was mauled by one of their trademark white tigers while performing live on stage in Las Vegas.
Ten years earlier, in a ‘Simpsons’ episode that sees Springfield briefly legalise gambling, a flamboyant Germanic magic duo with a penchant for albino big cats called Gunter and Ernst make an appearance at Mr Burns’ casino. Their performance is cut short when their mauled by their trademark white tigers. Makes you paws for thought doesn’t it?
The NSA scandal – Predicted in 2007
Episode: ‘The Simpsons Movie’
Six years before Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the true extent of the NSA’s spying on American citizens, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ featured an extended gag about the extensive surveillance network of the National Security Agency.
A chance remark from Marge chastising Lisa for worrying about spies while on the run sparks an alarm in a NSA building. The building contains thousands of workers listening to private conversations across the country and Marge’s loose lips lead to the family’s arrest.
A full 19 years before it was revealed that some beef sold in Europe had been contaminated with horse meat, ‘The Simpsons’ made a joke about Lunchlady Doris cooking with “assorted horse parks – now with more testicles”.
On a side note, Lunchlady Doris is now Lunchlady Dora, a name change facilitated when the character’s original voice actor Doris Grau died in 1995.
Faulty voting machines – Predicted in 2008
Episode: S20 E4 ‘Treehouse of Horror XIX’
In the 2008 Halloween special, Homer tries to vote for Barack Obama at an electronic voting both, but the machine malfunctions casting a vote for his rival John McCain instead.
Just 4 years later, a Pennsylvania voting machine was taken out of service when it was filmed casting votes intended for Obama in favour of his real-life rival Mitt Romney.
FIFA Scandal - Predicted in 2014
Episode: S25 E16 ‘You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee’
A year before the football world was turned upside when a series of high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested by the FBI on charges of corruption, a similar thing played out in this 2014 episode of ‘The Simpsons’.
Homer is visited by the executive vice president of the “world football federation” who wants him to be a referee in the upcoming World Cup. He’s promptly arrested by American authorities for corruption and carted off. The episode even predicted Germany as the winners of that year’s tournament.
9/11 – Predicted in 1997
Episode: S9 E1 ‘The City of New York vs Homer Simpsons’
You’re deep into the conspiracy theory rabbit hole if you think this one is even vaguely feasible, but here we go anyway.
A YouTube video from user “truthwillfindyoubru” points to a moment in the 1997 series 9 opener that sees Lisa holding up a bus coupon ad that promises New York tickets for $9. The placement of the price, next to the Big Apple’s skyline including the World Trade Center, makes the ad read “New York 9 11” which they suggest means the show’s makers had “foreknowledge” of the attacks.
2016 Nobel prize winner
Episode: S22 E1 ‘Elementary School Musical’
In the 2010 season opener Lisa, Millhouse, and a bunch of her nerdy friends have stayed up late to hear the winners of the Nobel prize, in which Krusty wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
So far, so Simpsons, but then we get a look at Martin’s betting pool card and we see Millhouse had predicted an Economics prize for Bengt R. Holmstrom, who actually went on to win in earlier this year. MIT’s Holmstrom was joint winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics with Oliver Hart for their work on “contact theory”. No, us neither.
Years ago, a group of the most powerful men on Earth voted on whether or not they should run the world in secret. One man walked away, though he would later return. The others did not leave, and their tiny cabal became the Illuminati. Time and again their secrets, their deceptions, and their arrogance would cost them nearly all they held dear, until finally they were stopped and forbidden from ever conspiring in secret again.
Years later, the daughter of one of these men decided that the idea merited a second chance.