<b>Tolkien:</b> By the end of the Third Age, Sauron's physical power is so diminished that his presence is confined to the tower of Barad-Dur. However, he is still immensely powerful in his ability to watch and predict the movements of his enemies, and his understanding extends so far that he could metaphorically be referred to as a Great Eye, constantly watching and planning his next move. And because his gaze is so piercing, it is sometimes likened to fire.<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> Okay but...hear me out...what if Sauron was literally....a Great Eye.<p/><b>Tolkien:</b> What.<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> What if he was literally a giant eyeball on the top of Barad-Dur.<p/><b>Tolkien:</b> That's not quite what I inten-<p/><b>Peter Jackson:</b> Made of FIRE. A LITERAL GIANT FIERY EYEBALL.<p/></p>
Alright, listen up folks, I spend way to much time on this and its really silly but here you go anyways.
Imagine this: An overwatch au where the omnics won the “war” and slowly killing of most of the human race. Only years later do they realize their mistake and do their best to preserve and regain the trust of the now reduced part of the population.
There is now about 1 human to every 10 omnics, and a lot of the bots still see people as the cause of their suffering and have a strong dislike to them. the constant battles between the two races and more and more violence are bringing the world closer and closer to a second crisis.
In a last effort to save the world, a small group of omnic and humans have now banded together and taking inspiration from the now terminated group called overwatch, created a organisation by the name mecawatch!
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.
#30daysramadhanwriting dimulai, saya melakukan riset kepada teman-teman untuk
menanyakan topik apakah yang sesuai untuk diangkat. Dari sekian banyak jawaban
yang ada, menariknya, seseorang mengusulkan kepada saya untuk menulis tentang
persepsi saya secara pribadi mengenaimasa-masa
menanti pertemuan dengan pangeran impian. Hahaha! Saya langsung tertawa ketika
mendapatinya. Pasalnya, saya memang tidak
terbiasa untuk menuliskan hal-hal pribadi terkait cinta dan masa-masa menunggu
pernikahan. Tapi, rasanya engga ada salahnya juga untuk dicoba. Ya kan? Bismillah, saya akan coba berbagi, semoga ada kebaikan dan
pembelajaran yang bisa dimaknai.
tahun lalu, tepatnya sejak saya membaca buku Udah Putusin Aja yang ditulis oleh Ustadz Felix Siaw, saya memilih untuk tidak berpacaran. Ini
bukan hal mudah bagi saya yang memang tidak hidup di lingkungan yang agamis.
Sebaliknya, interaksi intens dengan lawan jenis adalah hal yang lumrah terjadi
di sekitar saya. Alhasil, saya yang
tidak pernah pergi dengan seorang laki-laki di malam minggu pun dianggap
sebagai perempuan yang aneh. Tak heran kiranya jika pertanyaan
basa-basi seperti, “Sekarang lagi dekat sama siapa?” atau “Kok malam minggu di rumah aja sih? Engga
ada yang jemput?” pun seringkali saya terima dan membuat saya bingung
bagaimana harus menjawabnya. Meskipun demikian, saya tetap tidak ingin berpacaran hanya karena banyak orang di sekitar saya melakukannya dan menganggapnya wajar.
Semoga Allah memampukan, saya ingin berproses dengan cara yang benar, diminta dan dijemput dengan cara yang benar, melangkah dengan cara yang benar, dan melaksanakan pernikahan dengan cara yang benar pula. Allah, hanya Allah yang bisa membuat dan mengizinkannya terjadi. Mohon doa, ya!
diperhatikan, tulisan-tulisan saya tentang pernikahan hampir semuanya adalah re-share
ilmu dan bukan bercerita tentang saya secara personal. Kalaupun ada, itu
pasti dituliskan setelah saya menyelesaikan konfliknya beberapa waktu yang lama
sebelumnya, yang seingat saya, mungkin hanya satu atau dua tulisan saja. Itulah
mengapa, mungkin sulit sekali untuk menemukan tulisan-tulisan saya yang
bercerita tentang penantian, kerinduan, cinta, atau sejenisnya. Bukan apa-apa, tapi bagi saya, hal-hal personal yang berkaitan dengan diri saya semacam itu tidak layak menjadi konsumsi publik, terlebih lagi jika
ternyata saya belum menemukan makna
kebaikan apa yang bisa dibagikan di balik kisah pribadi saya.
Kalau begitu, apakah itu berarti saya tidak pernah
menggalaukan masalah jodoh? Tentu saja pernah! Seperti kebanyakan anak muda
di luar sana, saya juga pernah bertanya-tanya tentang,
“Apakah saya memang akan Allah izinkan untuk menikah? Dengan siapa?
Bagaimana cara bertemunya? Kondisi pertemuannya seperti apa?”
lain-lainnya. Tapi, saya sadar bahwa pertanyaan-pertanyaan
itu tidak akan bisa terjawab sebelum Allah menakdirkannya untuk terjawab.
Lalu, bagaimana bisa saya menghindarkannya dari konsumsi publik di media? Bisa,
sebab saya memilih untuk hanya membicarakan dan menceritakannya bersama orang-orang terdekat yang saya percaya, yang saya yakin akan mengajak saya
untuk mengembalikan semua kekhawatiran
kepada Allah dan mensiasati kekhawatiran tersebut dengan mempersiapkan diri,
bukan dengan menggalaukan diri.
yang begitu awan dalam urusan cinta dan pernikahan, kiranya saya tidak sependapat perihal cinta dalam
diam. Sebab, menurut saya, mempersiapkan pernikahan sangat tidak mungkin jika
hanya dilakukan dengan diam sambil menunggu jodoh datang, memandanginya dari
kejauhan sambil sibuk dengan kegalauan yang dibuat-buat sendiri, menangis dan
merasa kehilangan padahal tidak pernah memiliki, dan lain-lainnya yang seringkali gagal untuk saya pahami. Hehehe, mohon maaaaf sekali, I am not inside that team! Sebaliknya, saya begitu meyakini bahwa,
Persiapan terbaik yang bisa saya lakukan dalam menanti pernikahan
adalah dengan belajar, memperbaiki diri, dan mengisi waktu-waktu menunggu
dengan memperluas kebermanfaatan lewat apapun yang bisa dilakukan sambil merayu
Allah agar Dia mempertemukan dengan siapapun yang dikehendaki-Nya.
ini tentu tidak mudah! Suatu hari, dalam sebuah kelas pra-nikah, saya pernah
bercerita kepada senior saya, “Teh, saya
bosan, saya capek belajar terus tapi engga praktik-praktik juga!” Waaah, ini memalukan sekali! Ternyata ada kondisi dimana saya muak dengan semua ilmu pra-nikah karena banyak informasi tapi belum kunjung
mendapatkan ruang untuk mengaplikasikannya. Tahukah kamu apa yang menjadi
jawaban senior saya saat itu? Beliau bilang,
“Teh, istighfar! Minta maaf sama
Allah! Teteh engga boleh begitu! Ayo luruskan lagi niatnya. Belajar adalah bentuk
persiapan agar nanti teteh bisa melaksanakan ibadah pernikahan dengan baik,
meski kita tidak pernah tahu apakah takdir itu akan sampai kepada teteh atau
tidak. Amal perlu didahului ilmu, teh.”
Deg! Sesuatu terjadi di hati
saya hingga tanpa sadar pipi saya mulai banjir. Astaghfirullah, saya telah
keliru! Sejak saat itu, saya kembali memacu diri untuk bergegas dan
bersemangat. Meski tak pasti apakah
Allah akan menyampaikan saya pada pernikahan atau ternyata ajal menjemput lebih
dulu, insyaAllah saya tetap ingin memperjuangkan ilmu untuk menujunya.
Mohon doa semoga senantiasa istiqomah, ya!
betapa Allah Maha Tahu bahwa saya dangkal ilmunya. Dihadirkanlah oleh-Nya
sahabat-sahabat yang sering sekali mengingatkan saya banyak hal tentang
untuk menikah tidak boleh sampai membuat kita menggadaikan harga diri, bahwa
pertemuan dua orang manusia dalam ikatan pernikahan adalah bagian dari kebesaran Allah, bahwa pernikahan perlu
diawali dengan selesai dan berdamai
terlebih dahulu dengan diri sendiri, bahwa menikah adalah untuk beribadah dan mengabdi kepada Allah,
serta bahwa mendidik generasi adalah
bagian dari bentuk kewajiban dan tanggung jawab kepada-Nya.
Ah gengs, terima
kasih untuk selalu mengajak saya kembali ke titik waras ketika memikirkan
Hmm, kalau begitu, jadi kapan nih
nikah? Sejujurnya, saya ingin
menyegerakan dan tidak ingin menunda. Tapi, saat ini memang belum ada
laki-laki shalih yang benar-benar menyatakan pinangannya kepada keluarga saya.
Mohon doanya, semoga Allah berkenan menyegerakan pertemuan itu dan menyatukannya
dalam ikatan pernikahan dengan siapapun yang dikehendaki-Nya. Jika dan hanya jika
boleh meminta, ingin sekali bisa dipasangkan oleh Allah dengan orang yang sebelumnya pernah saya kenal
karena pernah bermuamalah atau mungkin pernah berada dalam satu atau lebih
lingkaran pertemanan yang sama. Tapi terserah Allah aja, deh! Hehe. Semoga
dia yang dikehendaki-Nya itu adalah dia yang jika saya bersamanya maka dunia-akhirat kami akan semakin hebat dan
kebermanfaatan kami bagi ummat juga akan semakin meluas. Aamiin Allahumma
Aamiin. Doa baik ini untukmu juga, ya, temans!
sekali ternyata! Terima kasih teman-teman karena telah membacanya sampai
paragraf ini. Seperti yang tadi saya katakan, kita yang saat ini sedang dalam
masa-masa penantian memang sedang berhadapan dengan ketidakpastian: kita tidak pernah tahu apakah menikah
ataukah ajal yang terlebih dulu menjemput kita. Kalau begitu, jangan galau,
ya! Jangan buang waktumu untuk mengangankan hal-hal yang tidak perlu. Ayo kita belajar, bersiap, dan memperbaiki
diri agar bisa menjadi hamba yang dicintai-Nya!
Learning is the new cool! Preparing is the new cool! Productive is also the new cool!
Yup, saya memilih untuk belajar, bersiap, dan bergerak bermanfaat! InsyaAllah. Semoga Allah senantiasa membimbing dan menguatkan. Bagaimana
denganmu, apa yang kamu lakukan dalam masa penantian? Bagaimana kamu mentransformasikan kegalauanmu menjadi sesuatu yang positif? Let’s look into
Oh iya, untuk mengintip
re-share saya tentang belajar parenting dan pranikah, silahkan klik disini.
Tulisan ini adalah bagian dari rangkaian #30daysramadhanwriting yang saya tuliskan selama bulan Ramadhan 1438 H dengan tema “SELFIE 2 - Let’s Look Into Yourself!” Setiap harinya, tulisan-tulisan dengan tema ini insyaAllah akan dimuat di novieocktavia.tumblr.com pada pukul 16.00 WIB. Untuk membaca tulisan lain dalam project ini, klik disini. Serial ini bermula dari #30daysramadhanwriting dengan tema yang sama di tahun sebelumnya. Untuk membaca serial selfie di Ramadhan 1437 H, klik disini.
Harley Quinn was gone, she just vanished. Since I was so fed up with my feelings I had actually told Batman where Joker and Harley were. Why? I was so angry. I hoped that Batsy could separate those two and my dreams came true. Now Joker was free and Harley was somewhere far away. But I knew she wasn’t in Arkham, so Batsy had to take her far away. I was happy.
But Joker was probably sad. I tried not to care. After all this all helped me to rethink my life choices and make me who I am now. A smile spread on my face as I realized how powerful I had become. The same night Joker broke my heart, something happened in my head. I just lost it. Let’s just say that Gotham has a new villain. I wasn’t just Y/N anymore, no..the city had decided to call me the Dark Angel. I was living a normal life during day so I only showed myself at night. It’s like I never slept, but I took power naps. Dark stood for evil, because it was obvious I wasn’t a hero like Batman. Angel had more to do with my outfit.
I wore a black body with a black tutu skirt with white underneath and a white ribbon around my waist. I had lacy pantyhoses, white boots with ribbons, black angel wings that actually did something else than make my outfit look pretty. Also I wore a golden mask with white details to try my best to hide my identity. I kept some toys like guns and knives under my skirt. Personally I loved my outfit. Since I wasn’t stupid, like many other people in city, I wore simple white gloves so I wouldn’t leave fingerprints. My gun wasn’t trackable since it’s the one Joker once gave to me.
Knowing that it would be hard to catch me made me happy. This fear I caused in Gotham pleased my mind and I knew I was way under the line of ‘normal’. I was fucking crazy and I accepted it. I wanted to show Joker what he was missing. It was the fuel to my motivation, him.It was all thanks to Joker.
I wonder if he knew that the Dark Angel was me, the girl he replaced with a nutty doctor who ended up behind bars as quickly as she came. How pathetic. Even tho I tried to act like it didn’t hurt, it was useless. I missed him and I had to admit that I wished we still had a chance. But no, I was so angry at him. He changed my life and thought he could leave just like that? It made my blood boil and my heart ache.
Tonight I was out in the city again, jumping from rooftops to another. It was a little past midnight, making it dark enough for me. People were still awake, but let’s face it, when would this city ever sleep? Never. I stopped jumping when I was on the other side of the way from Joker’s club, on the roof of a building. I walked to the edge and looked down, feeling hatred and misery taking over me. Down by the streets I saw people all dressed up, either walking past the building or waiting in line. Some goons were by the doors,making sure to look all scary and tough.
I moved my eyes to the windows. Most were covered by curtains, but not all of them. All the way on top where there was probably a penthouse I saw lights. A person was moving there, but I only saw his silhouette. The man was holding a gun. It didn’t really surprise me. I bet the entire building was full of armed people. I sighed and then thought I should continue. I sped up and jumped on the building next to me. I landed smoothly without losing my balance. The wings somehow made my balance amazing and I could jump longer. I could use that for my good.
A couple minutes later I was at a bank. It was closed, so I didn’t need to spill as much blood as I would have during day. I picked the door on the roof and then calmly walked down the stairs until I was by the first floor. There were supposedly four guards here. Too bad, they would all die or get injured badly. I grabbed my beloved gun and made sure I had bullets before I stepped out from the shadows. The floor was a light marble floor and it fit well with the beautiful brown walls. The main doors were huge and I spotted a guard there. He was facing me with his back. Excitement pumped through my veins and my heart sped up. I lived for the thrill I got during missions. My plan was to get more power and get my own goons, but that could wait.
I looked around, behind couches and plants before I was sure the other guards weren’t around. Then I walked to the cash register quietly. My plan was to steal the keys and then go to the backroom where they had personal boxes full of very rare and expensive things and papers. The money was like air compared to the personal belongings the rich had here. The guard turned around so I got down on the ground quickly. I waited in silence until I was sure he hadn’t seen me.
I got into action and looked around every once in a while. I managed to open the small box where they kept the keys. I wanted to laugh in victory as I held the grey boring keys in my hands. Easy as stealing candy from a kid. Then I heard footsteps coming closer. I acted like I didn’t hear the guard, but little did he know what I had in mind. ‘’Hey you, hands up!’’ An old man growled at me. I rolled my eyes and slowly turned around. ‘’Drop your gun’’ He added deeply, but I saw the fear all over him. ‘’This?’’ I asked him innocently, ignoring the fact he held me at gunpoint. Before anything could happen, I shot him quickly. my bullet pierced his stomach and then he fell on his back. Blood pooled around his body and then i was free to go.
The other guards ran towards the crime scene, but they couldn’t catch me. As they hurried to their bleeding friend, I was already in the shadows. I had about two minutes because the police was on the way. So I hurried to the door and I opened it carefully. I literally ran inside and put my bag on a wooden table.The room was huge, but I didn’t have to go through absolutely everything. Although it was dark, I saw well. So I dragged out five metal boxes and put them in my bag. Then I put the bag around my shoulder and ran out with a gun in my hand.
Adrenaline was pushing me to run faster. ‘’She’s there!’’ One of the guards noticed me climbing up the stairs. I turned around seeing all three. ‘’Sorry i couldn’t stay longer..and about your friend’’ I giggled and found this hilarious. Then I aimed at the middle guy and shot him. They tried to shoot me, but they didn’t hit me. Then I shot the one on the left in both of his knees. He shrieked out in pain and made the last guy standing scared. He was trembling, even I saw that from so far away. ‘’Ta ra!’’ I waved at the guy who would be left scarred for life. Then I escaped the scene.
Instead of running the stairs and wasting time, I opened a window and looked down. I’d fall down three floors if I didn’t reach the balcony of the building on my opposite. I wasn’t scared tho. So I took a deep breath and jumped, spreading my arms along the wings and keeping my legs stiff. Air ran through the feathers, my fingers and my hair. Then I got closer to the balcony and I bent my legs so I could land smoothly. Perfect.
Police sirens came closer and they would take time to go inside the bank. I was already long gone. I climbed up the tall building until I was on the roof. It was a little cold, but it was good. I liked it. So I escaped the scene. I kept jumping from rooftops until I was panting. I knew the police wouldn’t find me. I hid behind a big chimney where I sat down and put my new things on the ground. Five metallic boxes with locks very easy to pick. Just as I got stared, someone walked up to me.
‘’I have to say that you were really impressive’’ A raspy familiar voice purred. My body froze and my breath hitched in my throat. Then, slowly, I looked up into the familiar blue eyes. How the hell did Joker find me? ‘’Oh I’m sorry let me introduce myself, I’m Joker’’ He told me with slight amusement in his voice. Even tho he was smiling evilly now, I noticed something about him. He had slept little and he was stressed out. ‘’I know who you are’’ I spat at him and tried to hide my gun without him noticing. Honestly I wasn’t sure if I wanted to reveal my identity to him.
Joker stroked his silver jacket and cleared his throat. He wanted something. ‘’What’s your name?’’ He asked me bluntly and then kneeled down so he could look at me better. He made me nervous. I still had stupid feelings for this guy. ‘’I’m the Dark Angel. Do you ever read the news?’’ I asked him a little angrily with a weird voice so he couldn’t recognize me so easily. Surprise washed across Joker’s face. ‘’Wow feisty, we don’t have to be so angry around each other or do we?’’ He raised his arms playfully. Then Joker laughed a little. I just rolled my eyes.
‘’I just came to see what the big fuss is about. Maybe we could make a deal?’’ Joker spoke again. It’s like he was another person than two weeks ago. My anger and pain took the best of me. ‘’I thought you never wanted to see me ever again!’’ I muttered at him ,but regretted it immediately. Joker’s expression turned from rather neutral to dark. He leaned closer and touched my face softly. I clenched my jaw and slapped his hand away. ‘’Get lost J’’ I spat, sad that I revealed myself so easily.
‘’Y/N..’’ He said my name like he had never said it before. What a fucking twat. ‘’I knew you were different, but I never thought you’d actually have enough evil in you to become the Dark Angel’’ Joker told me and stood up straight. I collected my treasures and packed them before he could take them away from me. I just stayed quiet because I knew that I could screw up. ‘’What inspired you? What pushed you over the line darling?’’ Joker growled and pushed me against the chimney. I grunted angrily, but didn’t stop him either. His face was so close to mine that it made something as simple as thinking hard.
‘’Fuck you Joker, now leave me alone’’ I hissed at the man I partly wanted to stay. He didn’t like my behaviour at all. Suddenly he put his hand tightly on my jaw and tilted my head so he could look at me more intensely. ‘’Tell me what made you like this baby’’ He whispered darkly and so close to me that I felt his breath on my skin. I could use my arms to grab my gun and shoot him, but I couldn’t. ‘’You did it’’ I admitted quietly and closed my eyes. Even tho I didn’t see it, I knew he was smiling. This pleased his ego so much.
‘’What an honour’’ He giggled and made me look at him again. ‘’Where’s your bitch?’’ I asked him something for once. His smile faded and he sighed deeply, making a shiver run down my spine. ‘’I don’t know’’ Joker told me weirdly. I wanted to make him angry. This was my chance. ‘’Did Batsy take her?’’ I questioned him and now it was my turn to smile. Joker’s irises shrunk and he looked angry, like a cat. ‘’She was too weak, I don’t need weak people in my life’’ He let me know mysteriously. ‘’Too bad’’ I shrugged and then pulled my face away from his touch.
‘’Now will you please let me go? I’m a busy lady’’ I broke the silence that would be longer if I didn’t speak. Joker was in deep thoughts, his face said it all. ‘’You told Batman’’ He growled and looked at me. ‘’Possibly’’ I sighed, but to be honest he started to scare me.’’Okay I did it, I just wanted to see if she was good for you damn it’’ I raised my hands innocently. Joker growled like a dog and then squinted his eyes. Oops.
‘’I think I should go. It was nice seeing you a-’’ I started, but he cut me off. Joker pressed his face on mine, closing the gap between us by pressing his crimson red lips on mine. Shock froze my body. My eyes widened and I felt like I had been struck by lighting. But soon my muscles relaxed and I shut my eyes, kissing him back. It felt so good to have his lips on mine, making me feel like a teen girl again. My heart started beating harder and to be honest I felt dreamy. But also confusion bugged my mind. One second I thought he would throw me down the roof, but then he kissed me?!
Joker pulled back and breathed deeply. We looked into each other’s eyes silently. All traces of anger were gone. I knew I should be angry at him, but he had me wrapped around his finger. ‘’I do need a strong woman by my side if anything’’ He was the one to speak first. ‘’And you’re strong. You told me exactly what I wanted to hear’’ Joker continued mysteriously. I couldn’t help but to smile. ‘’Well I’m glad I did so’’ I shrugged more calmly than earlier.
‘’To be honest when you let me walk away two weeks ago I thought that you were weak. Did you know that I wanted you to go over the line? Did you know that all this time I just wanted you to go mad, kill people, get blood on your hands and lose that innocence?’’ He growled deeply, but not angrily. Once again I was a little shocked. Did he break my heart just to break my mind? Had he actually wanted to be with me all this time? ‘’You’re perfect’’ He whispered and put his hands on my hips. My mind was running in circles and soon I felt funny.
‘’You’re driving me crazy J’’ I giggled and soon that giggling turned into laughter. J smiled at me darkly. He was proud of his work, he was proud that he had made me like this. Then he started laughing too. Our little laughing session was anything but normal. We were fucking crazy, both of us. ‘’Now what do you say doll, finally leave your boring life and come by my side. We can wake terror all around Gotham together’’He suggested and then waited for my answer.
Well fuck I had nothing to lose. ‘’I hoped you’d ask me sooner’’ I purred and then pushed my face closer to his, ignoring the rule of him being in control. I kissed him rougher this time and he lowered his hands so he was squeezing my bum. What could I say, I guess we were crazy in love. Normal wasn’t our thing. Normal people would call our love wrong. I didn’t care. We’d make those people terrified of us.
‘’What if Harley comes back?’’ I breathed out above his lips. Joker faced me with a dirty look. ‘’Let her, she was just a brick in this wall. She’s nothing to worry about’’ Joker reassured me.
We were going to be stone cold to everyone else but each other. Funny how a few minutes earlier I felt so miserable, but now I was so happy. He truly had a good grip on me.