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I want to talk about something from the Japanese version of Four Swords +, but first I need to talk a bit about the Japanese language in general:

Japanese has three writing systems - hiragana, katakana, and kanji.  Hiragana and katakana (referred to collectively as “kana”) are both syllable systems where each symbol represents a sound.  Hiragana is the more common of the two, with katakana mostly being used for things like loanwords from other languages, or for onomatopoeia.

Kanji, on the other hand, might have various different pronunciations depending on context.  When there’s potential for confusion about what reading is to be used - for example, if it’s an obscure kanji, or an obscure reading of a more common kanji, or if it’s a book aimed at young readers or non-fluent speakers - small kana may be added alongside the kanji to give the pronunciation.  These small kana are called “furigana.”

(example from Wikipedia)

As for how this relates to Four Swords?  Well, in Four Swords +, the Links’ names are given the kanji for their corresponding colors, but instead of the usual pronunciation for those kanji, the furigana gives the English versions of their names in katakana.

緑 would usually be みどり (midori), but instead it’s グリーン (Guriin | Green)

赤 would usually be あか (aka), but instead it’s レッド (Reddo | Red)

青 would usually be あお (ao), but instead it’s ブルー (Buruu | Blue)

紫 would usually be むらさき (murasaki), but instead it’s ヴィオ (Vio)

Neat, huh?

Shadow is the exception to this.  He is occasionally described as “a shadow” using the 影 kanji (pronounced as かげ | kage), but when he’s referred to by name it’s always in plain katakana as シャドウ リンク (Shadou Rinku | Shadow Link) or more simply シャドウ (Shadou | Shadow).

The Sin in the Confession Booth

Requested by Anonymous, for @ddadds

“Joseph,” Robert whispers quietly, “"I-I need to confess something. Let’s go to the church.”

Joseph smiles and run as he a hand through Robert’s lucious dark hair.

“Of course, Robert. Anything for you,” He takes Robert’s hand in his own.

When the two dads arrive at the church, they open the doors to find nobody inside.

“Well,” Joseph starts, “I guess I’ll have to do the confession, then. Get in the booth.”

Robert starts towards the small wooden booth, where millions of sins have been confessed.

If only he knew… Robert thinks. I’ve only brought him here so I can stab him with my very long, pointy, sharp, sword! 

He grins to himself as he steps into the wooden box.

“Hey, Joseph?” he questions.

“Yes?”

“I want to… change things up a bit,” he whispers with a smirk.

“Oh?” Joseph moves to Robert’s side of the box. “How so?”

Robert pulls the blonde haired man from behind.

“Let’s do it on one side. I feel like I can trust you enough to confess face to face,” he whispers in his ear.

"I’m fine with that. Although, it is a bit cramped.”

"Don’t worry,” Robert assures. “It will all be fine.”

Joseph shuts the door of the booth as he climbs in with Robert.

“Turn around,” Robert commands.

Joseph does as he’s told, and turns around so his back is pressed against Robert’s chest.

“Okay, Robert. You may start with your confession.”

“Well,” Robert begins as he pulls out his sword, "there’s something that I’ve always wanted to do to you…”

“Oh, is that so?”

“Yes.”  Robert forces Joseph down to his knees, sword in hand. He slowly pulls down Joseph’s waistband, and starts to stab him, with his very hard, long, sword.

“Wait!” Joseph exclaims. “This isn’t a confession at all, is it?”

Robert replies with only a sly grin.

"Well, you can’t stab me without any lube,” Joseph continues.

"I didn’t bring any.”

Suddenly, a ghostly voice rings out from the church,

“Jesus?” Joseph shouts. “"Is that you?”

"No!” the voice cries. “"I am the Dover Ghost! I have come with your lube for the stabbing!”

The Dover Ghost slips the vial of lube through the grate she of the confession booth.

“What? This is Holy Water Lube!” Robert cries with joy.

He quickly squirts it onto his large sword and starts stabbing Joseph.

The Dover Ghost grabs his ghost camera and starts recording. He cheers them on as Robert and Joseph continue stabbing.

After an hour of stabbing and Joseph’s screams, Robert finally pulls out his large, hefty sword, and sighs with relief.

“At last, I’ve finally stabbed Joseph. My daddy dream has come true.”

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I wanted to draw this for Valentine’s Day but I was too busy and didn’t get to finish it on time! :0 So happy belated Valentine’s Day I guess!

There’s a lot of text in this one. I know people complain about Fi talking a lot in Skyward Sword, but dude, everyone talks a lot in that game. Especially Ghirahim. He won’t shut the hell up in cutscenes.

Ghirahim’s rant is inspired by the salt I’ve experienced while playing Overwatch.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I would like to start this by saying my friends and I really love your Day and Night AU! It's so pretty!! And we were hoping to try and cosplay it but I was wondering if you had anything for mila yet? I'm sorry if you do and I over looked it! Thank you and I hope you have a good day!

here you go!!!

Mila is Viktor’s royal guard alongside Georgi

OMGG!! may i request pictures when you’re done???????? pleeeeease???!!