inhabit living

I just want to ask you, especially if you aren’t a Native/indigenous person, to research what tribes lived in your area, to research their history. Because the land you’re on was probably stolen from its original inhabitants. Be aware of the people who came before you. And actually - be aware that the people who came before you, in many cases, may be alive today. These people are vastly diverse and hugely important, and deserve to be known as such. All of us non-Natives benefit from the injustices perpetuated against them.

#Melanin #WarOnMelanin 

The Aeta (Ayta, pronounced eye-tə), or Agta, are an indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the island of Luzon, the Philippines.

These peoples are considered to be Negritos, whose skin ranges from dark to very dark brown, and possessing features such as a small stature and frame; hair of a curly to kinky texture and a higher frequency of naturally lighter colour (blondism) relative to the general population; small nose; and dark brown eyes. They are thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines, preceding the Austronesian migrations. The earliest inhabitants of the Philippines lived some 40,000 years ago.

The Aeta were included in the group of people termed “Negrito” during Spanish Era. Various Aeta groups in northern Luzon are known as Pugut or Pugot, an Ilocano term that also means “goblin” or “forest spirit”, and is the colloquial term for people with darker complexions. These names are mostly considered inappropriate or derogatory by fellow Negritos of northern Luzon.

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The Aeta are the indigenous people of the Philippines. The pale skin Eurasians you see there today are Mongoloid – not Negrito. The Mongoloids are invaders to the islands. Those they could not kill they have tried to breed out. The Aeta have been dealing with genocide longer than the Australian aborigine, and long before any Europeans set foot on the island. Most people suffer some sort of cognitive dissonance around this issue. It is inconceivable that Asians are killing black people and Asians have been killing black people and stealing their land for ‘thousands’ of years. There is no stigma like that of the European slave trade. The Arabs and the Mongols have essentially gotten away with the mass murder of hundreds of millions of black lives. Most see the people of India as a race and not genocide. To be clear – Indian is a nationality not a race. People are not aware of truly how much suffering black people on this earth have had to endure. 800 years before the transatlantic slave trade there was the Arab slave trade. The Arab slave trade was still going on when the European slave trade began and has never quite ended. It is said that the Arab slave trade was equal to the European slave trade if not worse. Before the Arab slave trade the Mongols killed upwards of 40 million people (some estimates are as high as 80 million). At this early time in human history that is almost half of what would have been the worlds known population. The Mongol Empire eventually stretched from Central Europe to the Sea of Japan. The black people in China and Japan were genocided out of history (some say they still remain in pockets). The black people of Thailand(the Mani), Cambodia (the Khmer) and Vietnam (the Champa) are all still there despite the genocide. In India the black people there have been under attack for 3500 years. Today black people in India are extremely confused about their identity. Most people alive today still dont know how it is that black people came to have straight hair even though the science is there. This may come as a surprise but black people were even the first Hawaiians and Hebrews. Racism did not start in Europe. Racism started in the East and spread towards Europe, which explains why they were the last ones to take part in the enslavement of indigenous black people. What the Mongols couldn’t finish the Arabs took up and what the Arabs couldn’t finish the Europeans took up. WE HAVE HAD NO FRIENDS YET NO RACE COULD HAVE ENDURED WHAT THE BLACK RACE HAS ENDURED AND STILL BE ALIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT. WE ARE THE TRUE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF ALL TROPICAL LAND ON THIS EARTH AND WE ARE STILL HERE…

[Message for the racists that commented on this post]

I know exactly what I’m talking about.

#BlackLivesMatter
#StopBlackGenocide  



None of our scholars used the word “colorism” because none of them saw the need to. It has only been popular for a couple years now and already I have seen this word used to cover up anti-black racism a thousand times over. Even when a situation is clearly anti-black racism rearing its ugly head people will say “colorism exists everywhere”… Even when all points are indicating that it’s black genocide and erasure, people are saying “colorism exists everywhere”…
All you hair revolutionaries and social services revolutionaries need to take a seat, and/or read a book.      



“Shadeism” was a popular term long before colorism, and still is. Do your research. Pigmentocracry is also another term you should all get familiar with.
Those terms do not apply to this image, and neither does colorism.



Just in case you missed it: Those terms do not apply to this image, and neither does colorism.    



It’s messed up that only one non-black person accurately saw this image for what it is. She wrote “98% sure that last girl is actually African and her white counterpart is….welll. not filipino”. The way the word colorism is being used is not serving our best interests. It should find its place among ethnic white people – where it belongs.

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Black people fought to no longer be called “coloured”. As soon as we rid ourselves of that term – here comes “colorism”… I found that very coincidental, and suspect.  



The word “colorism” may have some place (most likely among ethnic white groups) but as it stands it only serves to confuse the narrative. How many times did you hear Master Teacher MLK or Malcolm X use the word “colorism”? How many times did Master Teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke or Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan use the word? Were you ever once confused by the words our black scholars used? What about the rest of our African historians? Did they too lack the intelligence? Do you think they lacked the proper vocabulary to express themselves? Could you dare think such a thing?

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The struggle for black people is real. The Black Holocaust is real. Black Genocide is real. Anti-Black Racism is real. Black Erasure is real. Fix your lips and call this what it is. “Colorism” is a nice soft word like “colonialism” that white people use to make themselves feel better about what is happening and what has happened. They are two very watered-down definitions that mask the brutality and continual injustice and unjust circumstance black people are now dealing with.  

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Can white people say STOP BLACK GENOCIDE AND ERASURE?

Can white people say STOP STEALING BLACK PEOPLES RESOURCES AND LANDS?

Can white people say BLACK PEOPLE WORLDWIDE DESERVE REPARATIONS?

Can white people say BLACK LOVE MATTERS?

Can white people say BLACK PEOPLE DESERVE LAND IN AMERICA?

Can white people say BLACK PEOPLE DESERVE SAFE SPACES?

Can white people say WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE REASON HOLLYWOOD
AND BOLLYWOOD IS ANTI-BLACK RACIST?

Can white people say NON-BLACK PEOPLE OF COLOR ALSO PERPETUATE ANTI-BLACK RACISM AND BLACK GENOCIDE?

Can white people say FOR 3000 YEARS BLACK PEOPLE IN INDIA HAVE BEEN ENSLAVED BY ANTI-BLACK RACISM?

Can white people say CLEARLY THERE IS A GENOCIDE TAKING PLACE IN INDIA AND MELANESIA?

Can white people say WHY HAS EVERYONE ELSE GOTTEN REPARATIONS BUT BLACK PEOPLE?

Can white people say BLACK PEOPLE DESERVE BLACK SPACES?

Can white people say BLACK PEOPLE IN AFRICA, THE WEST, INDIA, THAILAND AND MELANESIA HAVE BEEN CUT OFF FROM ONE ANOTHER BY EURASIANS?

Can white people say EVERY TIME THEY TURN ON THE TV THEY SEE THE ANTI-BLACK RACISM TOO?

Can white people say WHITE PEOPLE ARE CAUSING AND HAVE CAUSED BLACK CHILDREN TO SUFFER FROM SELF-HATE? 

In most ancient cultures, people believed that everything, even so-called inanimate objects, had an indwelling spirit, and in this respect they were closer to the truth than we are today. When you live in a world deadened by mental abstraction, you don’t sense the aliveness of the universe anymore. Most people don’t inhabit a living reality, but a conceptualized one.
—  Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

The Day of Story and Song was the day the world nearly ended. It was the day that everyone in the world simultaneously remembered wars of years passed and loved ones long lost and forgotten. Even for those who never knew these people or lived through these wars, they learned everything about them. They heard countless beautiful songs, saw so many incredible works of art, and heard stories beyond their imaginations.

They also learned of a group of seven researchers and explorers and–as they’re known now–heroes who traveled through time and space to a hundred impossible worlds. They were lands inhabited by huge animals, living robots, mushroom monsters. Endless beaches, forests, deserts. Worlds filled with prosperous life to worlds devoid of any. But more important than these worlds were the ones who traveled between them.

The twins, the lover, the protector, the peacemaker, the lonely journal keeper, and the wordless one. The people learned everything about them but their names. How they lived, and loved, and died, and lived and died again and again for a hundred years while they struggled to run from the horrible entity that pursued them.

This entity the people learned of, too. The Hunger. How it hunted and killed these heroes over and over in its mad chase for the light of creation, devouring every world in its path on the way. They learned what it was, how it worked, and they learned of the man in charge: John.

Even with all of this knowledge though, what could the people do but fend the foes they could now see off? The people would only be able to persist for so long against these worlds’ worth of assailants. They had no choice but to put their faith and life into the hands of these seven heroes they now knew as well as if they had known them their whole lives and then some. They put their faith into the heroes and held off their coming deaths for as long as they had to until the heroes came through.

And in the years to pass, the story of these heroes, of this day, of the art, and music, and countless impossible worlds they learned all about is passed on between generations so that everyone who wasn’t there that day to remember would learn.

And of all the things they remembered and learned, the last and maybe most peculiar was the image of a small, crudely but lovingly carved wooden duck.

anonymous asked:

your investment in this moving thing makes me cringe a bit because if they don't move (which i think is highly possible tbh sorry like every "proof" is such a stress) you're going to be devastated lol that's a little sad

lmao i definitely won’t but wow i’m so touched by your concern thanks for lookin out

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Sherlock and John + not now I’m busy  |  S02E03 The Reichenbach Fall  [refresh to synchronize]


Had to cut that tension with a white line!  What are everyone’s head-canons for whatever the hell happened the night before this?  Look how Sherlock is dressed and styled.  Look how John is not.  Look how conspicuously they’re inhabiting the shared living areas, yet aggressively avoiding eye contact!  WHAT!!! HAPPENED???

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Hi, My name is Troian Bellisario and I am a dancer, a lover, a dreamer and a stubborn little brat who likes to be a know it all. Seriously, I’ll admit that.  I love knowledge. I think education, experience, and travel are incredibly important because they lead to the most important thing of all, Empathy.  Empathy is love.  Not only understanding what another person maybe experiencing, but having empathy for them, or their situation is, I believe, the most important part of life.  It’s why I’m an actor. It’s why I want to inhabit other people’s lives and stories, it’s why I want to tell my own. So that is who I am inside:  a lover, an empath and a Story Teller.

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Favourite Acting Scenes – Even and Isak have their morning after in the kitchen (8.10 part 1)

Known as the scene that revived Gabrielle’s career.

Acting is impossible without some sort of writing, whether it’s a script or just some ideas written down on a napkin. It’s hard to nail people’s actual speech in script writing, however. Millions of different people means millions of different speech. You have to nail the character’s voice, every single time, otherwise the actors will find themselves struggling to find their character in the script. Often scripts return to age-old lines (“you can’t leave me! We belong together!”), that will be cringy to work in for every character, no matter how capable they are. But that’s not the case in this show, not in this scene. So, if the script’s there, it’s good, it’s up to the actors to see how they perform it. And we’ve talked about body language, and about eye contact, but this scene shows how to use your voice to elevate the script. It’s in the intonation, the volume, how you act out the lines.

Isak and Even have had an interesting night, full of craving for each other, to hold each other, to kiss each other, to touch each other; finally, after three weeks, they can. But then, it’s the morning after. Isak is really astonished to hear and see Even in the kitchen, talking to his roommates. He doesn’t say a thing. Even sees him, and greets him enthusiastically.

A bit too enthusiastically.

You hear it in his voice. The intonation in his good morning seems slightly.. off. Not that Even has been an unexcited person until now, but this feels different. It sounds different. It’s as if there’s an extra exclamation point after what he’s saying.

He goes back to his cooking and Noora and Eskild excuse themselves in the most obvious way ever. Isak moves over to the counter, but after Even tells him that he’s made a lot of food, that same slightly off intonation returns again. Which movie? But before Isak or any of the audience can make sense of what he’s saying, he’s already somewhere else in his thoughts. He sounds soft when he makes Isak taste the scrambled eggs, but that harder ‘tablespoon of sour cream’ seems to come out of nowhere.

It’s a moment of silence before Isak begins to speak. He’s quite vulnerable, splits his sentences in the middle to really think about what words to use before he says them. It means a lot to me that you’re still here. I thought you might’ve only come for last night. And Even is able to assure him, even though I don’t think he exactly got Isak’s meaning here.

And here comes an interesting acting choice: what Isak’s saying here is difficult, it’s painful, it’s scary to ask. So once again, Tarjei splits the sentences in the middle, needs to think about what he’s saying here. Until the last sentence. In which he reveals the base of his fears, mentioning Even’s name because he really needs him to hear it. Even, I need you to really listen to me. This is important to me.

As a result, Even listens. His reaction in his voice is significant: he does not look at Isak, but he’s also almost pushing the words out of his mouth. It’s almost staccato. It’s bitterness, it’s anger, it’s frustration because he is so done with that part of his life. Let’s be done with her, Isak. It’s just us. I feel a whole lot more for us. Alright, Isak is done with that part too.

I have never felt.. quite like this.. ever.

Isak is stunned. And he whispers, so softly, only for their own little world to hear that he feels the same.

The tension seems to be broken. There is no hesitance in their speech anymore. Only soft words, teasing words, flirtatious words remain. This is comfortable, this is their private space they’ve created for each other. They’re so fond of each other.

Say it again, Even whispers.

And because they have created their own little, safe world, with only two inhabitants to live in it, no one else is allowed in and they’re not allowing each other to leave either, Isak can say the following with only a breath of sound. It’s barely to be heard, even for the audience.

They both revel in this revelation. This is it.

But, unfortunately, the reason of Even’s intonation in the beginning is still bubbling under the surface. You hear him softly sing along with the song. The words that are sung are more significant for him than Isak realises. Now, he doesn’t use his own words, rather opting for those of the singer.

You make me fired up. There’s nothing that can cool me down. You make everything go up in smoke. There’s no one else I’d rather do this with.

It’s no surprise that this scene was the catalyst for the audience to realise that there was something more to Even than meets the eye. His words don’t seem significant at times, but the way how he is talking can tell us enough. The same goes for Isak’s reluctance but bravery in asking Even the hard questions he wants answered. Words and sentences need intonation and particular speech patterns, and that’s what a good actor can add to a good script.

Previous parts: here.

The Itelmen, sometimes known as Kamchadal, are an ethnic group who are the original inhabitants living on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The Itelmen language (ethnonym: Itelmen) is distantly related to Chukchi and Koryak, forming the Chukotko-Kamchatkan language family, but it is now virtually extinct, the vast majority of ethnic Itelmens being native speakers of Russian

The Itelmen had a substantial hunter-gatherer and fishing society with up to fifty thousand natives inhabiting the peninsula before they were decimated by the Cossack conquest in the 18th century.

So much intermarriage took place between the natives and the Cossacks that Kamchadal now refers to the majority mixed population, and the term Itelmens at some point became reserved for persistent speakers of the Itelmen language. By 1993, there were less than 100 elderly speakers of the language left, but some 2,400 people considered themselves ethnic Itelmen in the 1989 census. By 2002, this number had risen to 3,180, and there are attempts at reviving the language. According to the 2010 census, there were 3,193 Itelmen in Russia.

Calling on the Power of Water

In Dawn’s first hour, I was still,
casting the heavens’ reflection 
as a mirror of glass towards the stars.
Within me dwells both life and death
and the in-between.
I am both mother and reaper,
lover and deliverer.
Violent and cruel,
forgiving and empathetic.
Within me is the power of ages,
a turbulent riptide,
a frozen wasteland,
a slow summer rainfall.
I am the majesty of glaciers,
I am the blood of earth,
inhabiting all that has lived, lives, and will live.
River and lake,
ocean and puddle.
Immortal and everlasting
tide of divinity.

Russian Folklore part 1: Baba Yaga, Koschei the Deathless, Kikimora

One may say Russian literature is a ponderous reading and I’d respond with “Yes, indeed, it is”, but Russian folklore is something way more exquisite and magnificent.  It takes its roots in the pagan beliefs of ancient Slavs and now is represented in the Russian fairy tales.

The term “fairy tale” is, in fact, unsuitable, if we are talking about Russian tales. There are no fairies in Russian folktales … and so there are no fairy tales. Even though you will find them called “Russian Fairy Tales” in the most reputable and scholarly books and libraries. They are folktales.

In Russian, it is called skazka (сказка). The word is from the same root as the verb “to say” — сказать. Therefore it is, quite simply, “that which is told” — a tale. 

Just as every folklore tradition, Russian tales feature traditional heroes whose kindness, bravery and loyalty are rewarded. In Russian folklore you’ll also find some dark and complex characters like Baba Yaga living her house on chicken legs and her male counterpart, Koshchey the Deathless, an immortal shapeshifter and habitual wife-stealer.

And since Halloween is coming – although it is not widely celebrated in Russian – let me start from the dark part of Russian legends.(if you happen to be in Russia in Halloween, please don`t try to get candy, 95% chance you will have your ass beaten, and don`t say I didn`t warn you)

Forest hag and wicked witch Baba Yaga (Баба Яга) is enough to give kids nightmares and maybe that’s the point. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar (no broomstick for Russian witch), wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs (or sometimes a single chicken leg) Human bones surround her house forming a fence, the posts of which are topped with skulls. Usually there is one post left without a skull, so there is still space for the skull of the hero, should they fail in their allotted task.

A figure from Slavic folklore, Koschei the Deathless (Кощей Бессмертный) was known for his titular characteristic: his inability to die. What is most interesting about this figure, however, is that his immortality was not foolproof. It was said that when Koschei cast the magical spell to protect and defend himself, he accidentally left room for error.

Though there are few records about his physical appearance, in legend Koschei is most often described as ugly old man. Koschei maintained his life and immortality through the removal of his soul.  Taking it from his body, it was said he hid it in a needle, inside an egg, in a duck, in a rabbit, then locked it in an iron or crystal chest, and buried it under a green oak on an island. Legend has it that if the chest was ever dug up and opened, the duck would try to flee. If the duck was killed, the rabbit would try to run.

It is only once his opponent reached the egg that Koschei’s life was truly endangered. The egg contained the needle which held the heart of his power. According to myth, possession of the egg was enough to gain control of the not-so-immortal demon. Furthermore, if the egg breaks, the needle within it will break as well, forcing hundreds of years of age down upon Koschei in a single moment, vanquishing the demon once and for all with the power of age.

Kikimora (кики́мора) is a legendary creature, a female house spirit in Slavic (especially Eastern) mythology. When the kikimora inhabits a house, she lives behind the stove or in the cellar, and usually produces noises similar to those made by the mice in order to find food. Kikimora was the first traditional explanation for sleep paralysis in the Russian folklore. 

There are two different kinds of Kikimoras. The one that comes from the forest is married to the Domovoi (домовой). The other one comes from the swamp (кики́мора боло́тная) and is married to Leshy (леший). It is said that she can be identified by her wet footprints. When home builders wanted to cause harm to someone buying a house, they would bring in Kikimora. Once she is inside, it is difficult to get her to leave.

When the house is in order, Kikimora looks after the hens and housework. If not, she whistles, breaks dishes, and makes noises at night.


This is all for now! Stay tuned and you will find out more about Russian folktales, legends and pagan Gods.

Yours truly, @mandarinwithcravings

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The place where people still live, Mezmay village, Krasnodar Krai
The village was linked by a railway, but in 2011 the train service was completely interrupted due to a landslide. Less than a thousand inhabitants live there today. Mezmay is a popular tourist site with a lot of natural attractions (waterfalls, caves, canyons, etc.). In 1993, a perfectly preserved skeleton of a Neanderthal baby was found there.

Similarities between Tokyo Ghoul and Alice in Wonderland

Tokyo Ghoul and Alice in Wonderland share some similarities, the parallelisms between both stories were introduced for the first time by Donato and then by Amon in ch 83 and 94 respectively.

The film narrates the adventures of Alice, which enters after chasing a rabbit in an alternative reality called Wonderland, where some creatures live frightened under the mandate of the Red Queen.

In this post I will expose and analyze the similarities that both stories share separately: 

ALICE AND KANEKI

Kaneki, like Alice, enters the world of Ghouls (Wonderland), after chasing Rize (the rabbit) and suffering an accident that causes Kanou to submit him to his surgery, transforming him into a ghoul.

Despite the lack of interest in saving this species, the affective bonds he developes with the characters through the manga, causes his determination to wake up, becoming little by little in the mythical figure of the One Eyed King, in the same way that Alice slowly becomes in the Famous Alice.

Also Alice just like Kaneki in :re,  accepts at first the mission to kill the dragon and defeat the Queen for feeling forced to do so.

WONDERLAND, THE RED QUEEN AND THE CREATURES THAT LIVE THERE

When Kaneki enters the world of ghouls, the first thing he discovers is that the creatures that inhabit it live dominated by the fear of being persecuted, just like it happend in Wonderland.

Although at first the Red Queen is represented by aogiri in Kaneki‘s eyes, as the story progresses we discover that the real culprits are V and the Washus, which control the CCG in the shadow, and have created an artificial structure of the world (the cage) that faces both species and controls them through fear.

Being these entities the ones that truly represent the government of the Red Queen.

CHESSBOARDS

In both Tokyo Ghoul and Alice in Wonderland, the conflict between both sides is represented as if it were a game of chess.

We can see references of this for example in the floor of Hysy art mask and in the torture chamber situated in the 11 ward

In tokyo ghoul the chessboard consists of black and white pieces which represent the side of ghouls and humans respectively.

Nevertheless, in tokyo ghoul re after doing check mate to the king (Arima) a new game gives start, in which the black pieces represent Goat and the white ones Furuta, having both sides humans and ghouls equally.

THE TWO RABBITS

Although the role of the rabbit that attracts Alice to Wonderland, is represented by Rize, this could symbolize along with the crazy rabbit the kirishima brothers.

This comparison between their characters was first established on tg by Donato

After Aogiri’s incident, Ayato becomes in the Black Rabbit to distract the CCG from chasing his sister. 

Existing thus two Rabbits in the story, just like in Wonderland.


THE BUTTERFLY

In Alice in Wonderland, the wise caterpillar transforms in a butterfly, symbolizing this the change that suffers the character of Alice between the beginning and the end of the story.

The symbol of the butterfly is present in Tokyo Ghoul, symbolizing just like in Wonderland the change that suffer or will suffer the characters.

DRAGONS

In Alice in Wonderland and more recently in Tokyo Ghoul re, the final enemy is represented by the figure of a Dragon.

In Wonderland, Alice is forced to accept the mission of killing the dragon to make the Red Queen lose the backing of her subjects.

Being this able to have inspired the dragon of Tokyo Ghoul

Although it seems that said dragon consists of other many symbolisms related to mythological creatures.

CURIOSITIES

As a separate note I will add some curiosities:

1)The forms present in Uta’s clothes as well as those present in some characters or objects,

remind of those worn by Alice and her friends during their stay in the castle of the Red Queen

2)The room of the Red Queen, as well as the Washu’s consist of the same pattern on the floor

While the halls and other rooms of the castle consist of the same pattern on the floor as hysy art mask among others.

3)The castle of the Red Queen is dominated by the suit of Hearts 

being Rize the queen of hearts in Tokyo Ghoul.

4)In the Tokyo Ghoul calendar 2016 there is a page in which :re is associated with the word ‘’mirror’‘

This could be also an allusion to the second book titled Alice through the looking glass, in which the action is placed on a chessboard. This time Alice begins as a pawn and tries to reach the other end of the board to become a queen. After defeating the Red Queen does checkmate to the king giving end to the match.

This reminds of how in :re, Kaneki defeats Arima giving end to the match too.

5) In chapter 118 Furuta executes the false Kaneki in public beheaded him

something that is very similar to how the Red Queen executes her opponents

6) The high aristocracy that surrounds the red queen, deceives her by pretending to be beings with abnormalities so that she doesn’t kill them.

This maintains similarities with ghouls, who camouflage themselves in society as human beings, so that they aren’t persecuted.

As we have seen, both stories have similar elements, having being Alice in Wonderlan the one who could have inspired some of the thematic and plot elements of Tokyo Ghoul.

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Yusaku Fujiki
He Duels against various Duelists using his cool-headed logic as his weapon. His skills as a Duelist are top notch.

The ultimate Dueling stage composed of VR: LINK VRAINS (Link Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence Network System)

By using “LINK VRAINS” which was built inside the Network System, Duels unfold where Duelists change their appearance separate from their real life identities!

The Charisma Duelists that Yusaku Duels on LINK VRAINS.

Go Onizuka
A Charisma Duelist who looks like a Professional Wrestler. The monsters he uses share an equally powerful appearance!

Blue Angel
An Idol-style Charisma Duelist who charms the audience with her lovely figure. Is the way she Duels as adorable as her appearance!?

Den City: A city in the near future which serves as this show’s setting, nearly everything in it is connected to the megacorp SOL Technology Inc. Its unique gimmick is the VR Duels which the inhabitants enjoy.

People Who Live In Den City

Shouichi Kusanagi: The Mysterious Hot Dog Vendor
While he looks like an ordinary mid-city hot dog vendor, his real identity is that of a top-notch hacker who supports Playmaker’s Duels.

Akira Zaizen: SOL Technology Inc.’s Security Chief
An elite member of the the Security team for the city and its Virtual Reality infrastructure. He spends every day protecting the city against hackers.

A New Story That Ties Together 2 Worlds

Playmaker
Yusaku’s appearance in “LINK VRAINS”. Behold a never-before-seen Duel as he rides his D-Board!

The Mysterious Life Form
A life form surronded in mystery that appears before Yusaku. Due to certain circumstances, it appears to be on the run from SOL Technology Inc.

hiding-in-plain-site  asked:

So I'm planning a campaign where some kind of world-ending type of creature destroyed all sentient life. My PCs start out in a small city that planeshifted for some time to avoid the apocalypse. I plan on letting my players explore the world to find other settlements that survived. So my question is what other creative methods could they have used to escape destruction? (I already settled on some kind of fantasy kryosleep stuff and a city run completely by sentient constructs (think AI/robots.)

I’m going to start tossing out ideas, hopefully they’re helpful.

-A city of dwarves went extremely far into the earth to avoid the creature. They’re completely sealed off from the rest of the world by miles of stone, but have a functioning ecosystem in their man-made cave bunkers. 

-A colony harnessed a teleportation or blinking power a bit like that of a phase spider or blink dog, and changes locations so rapidly via teleport that it was never destroyed. The chances of it ever returning to a location are like being struck by lightening eight times at once.

-A town uses ghostly energy to remain in the Ethereal Plane at all times, even though all of the inhabitants are living. Only the gateways in and out reach into the material plane, and they rarely open.

-A city of ghosts or other intelligent undead springs up from the corpses left behind in the wake of the apocalypse. The undead coexist rather peacefully- almost eerily peacefully, since they don’t have much of a concept of time. 

-A wizarding school was able to put up an absolutely massive amount of force barriers / walls of force that prevented their destruction. To this day, a lonely wizarding city remains and runs off of magic due to an absence of other resources.

-A dwarven city that didn’t survive, except for the highest member of the clergy, who was in the deepest and best protected magical vault in the entire realm. Of course, vaults have gems. Specifically diamonds. The cleric has been slowly resurrecting most of the city.

-A druid / someone has found or created a Staff of the Woodlands. Using it, they have made a large population of animals and plants sentient and the wildlife has made its own settlements. 

-A mass of creatures wasn’t sentient at all when the world ended, but had the time to evolve and become more complex very quickly, and started a new set of civilizations. Maybe a time warp of some sort made the creatures change far faster than usual.

Eden, Matthew and Milton

Eden

In the latest chapter, Tsukiyama makes a conspicuous reference to the garden of Eden. As I’ve made a post about before [x] there are other places in Tokyo Ghoul that can be considered a lost Eden, such as Anteiku to Kaneki.

The meaning of the name Anteiku is unknown, however it can be written as  安定区 in Kanji which literally means “peaceful ward” or “harmony zone”. It is a place, unlike the other wards that encourages nonviolent ghouls to live in harmony with humans. It’s a small paradise far removed from the world, and represents an ideal lifestyle that its inhabitants try to live, it is Eden.

Chapter 126 where Anteiku begins to make its last stand against the CCG is even named “Original Sin” after the first betrayal of mankind which caused them to be forced out of Eden.

In this regard though, Tsukiyama refers to the ability to simply dwell on the surface as a lost Eden. Even though beforehand, ghouls were hunted down same as ever, just with less efficiency.

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DNA ~ Prologue (BTS Scenario)


Pairing: BTS x Reader

Genre: Soulmate AU!

Summary: A soul can live countless lives until it meets its soulmate and chooses to live with it for eternity. Your soul took exactly seven lives to find what it was looking for and reach out to complete your DNA.

Word Count: 595

DNA Series Mini Masterlist


A/N: This is gonna be a Series. Each Fanfic is gonna show one of the lives of a soul. These lives are not related to one another, so you can chose to read just the one about your bias or read them in any order you like. They’re disposed and will be posted according to the member’s age, from the eldest to the youngest. Hope you like it <3


Life.

What is life? There are many definitions for this word.

Some say it’s what distinguishes living beings from dead ones, characterized by having metabolism, being able to grow, to adapt to their environment, to respond to stimuli, and to reproduce. Others, that it’s the interval between birth and death.

Some say it’s the experiences that constitute existence, being it physical, mental, or spiritual. Others say that it’s the existence in itself, human relationships and activities in general.

There are even those who believe it’s the spiritual state regarded as a transcending of corporeal death, or that it’s the time something or someone exists or function.

All and each one of these concepts are right, specially if we put them together.

A soul can live many lives, each one in a different body, in a different way. There is no certainty in existence but the fact that we will live and die for as many times as it’s necessary for our souls to feel complete. Maybe we’ll live one life after the other forever, maybe we’ll just live once.

Some of the souls that had lived repeatedly along centuries found a way to see through their lives and notice when something is important to all souls. After living for the 99th time, one of these eternal wandering souls discovered something vital. It discovered the DNA sequence that constitutes the bodies our souls inhabit when living among others on earth.

What this soul couldn’t understand was that this DNA was somehow inherited from our endless souls. A part of them is always transferred to our bodies.

Along with this molecular sequence, our bodies inherit our deepest desires. Whatever our souls are looking for during eternity, our bodies are seeking too.

Most of the souls don’t know what they’re looking for, or if they are looking for something. That’s why some of them never stop searching, while others find it in the first live. And some souls, like yours, take a few time to understand what is going on, but when it does, they take delight in their reward for eternity, understanding the true meaning of life.

The reward? It’s easier answering to it when we think about our bodies DNA. There’s a part of our bodies DNA that has no useful code to protein sequence. Besides, its two strands run in opposite directions.

When our souls find what they have longed for, all sequences of DNA become perfect and capable of connecting to anything, and both strands start running in the same direction. When this happens, it doesn’t matter what is life anymore, because the soul existence becomes complete.

Your soul lived three times before it understood it should look for something. Then, it lived two sequences of life to figure out what it was seeking. And finally, it took your soul two lives to find it.

Your soul could have ended this quest in the first time, because in each life that your soul lived, it stared directly to its goal. It would have been easier if you had just reached out your hand to touch it. Without looking back, without regret, without fear.

But how could you know that your DNA was guiding you on the right path? How could you understand that the universe was conspiring in your favor? How could you believe in the evidence of fate?

You never knew your heart was running in the right direction. That all your breathtaking moments were because of your destiny being an inch away from you. To you, it was all just a coincidence.