The Greeks had this word, right, we have no idea where it came from, it just kinda popped up out of nowhere, and it could mean either apples, cheeks, or boobs. Problem is it looked and sounded *exactly* like another, unrelated word which could mean sheep, goat, or any animal in general really, which must have got confusing if you were a farmer talking about your livestock, but anyway…
Then the Romans, having stolen practically everything else from the Greeks, thought they’d nick this word too, because Latin isn’t confusing enough without throwing in a bunch of loan words. And they adopted it to mean a pumpkin.
Then the English came along and were all like “when in Rome”, and stole it, where it became our word ‘melon’. Which has now come back to mean boobs.
“I was in the kitchen and heard a noise. I turned around and the sheep were just standing there. There were about nine of them.
Rocky did look quite pleased with himself, but he’s going to need more training.”
Le Petit Prince (1943) is a novel by Antoine de Saint Exupéry, translated into English as The Little Prince.
🌟 1. Les grandes personnes ne comprennent jamais rien toutes seules, et c’est fatigant, pour les enfants, de toujours et toujours leur donner des explications.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
🌟 2. Quand le mystère est trop impressionnant, on n’ose pas désobéir.
When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey.
🌟 3. La preuve que le petit prince a existé c’est qu’il était ravissant, qu’il riait, et qu’il voulait un mouton. Quand on veut un mouton, c’est la preuve qu’on existe.
The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.
🌟 4. Mais les graines sont invisibles. Elles dorment dans le secret de la terre jusqu’à ce qu’il prenne fantaisie à l’une d’elles de se réveiller…
But seeds are invisible. They sleep deep in the heart of the earth’s darkness, until some one among them is seized with the desire to awaken.
🌟 5. Il ne faut jamais écouter les fleures. Il faut les regarder et les respirer. La mienne embaumait ma planète, mais je ne savais pas m’en réjouir.
One never ought to listen to the flowers. One should simply look at them and breathe their fragrance. Mine perfumed all my planet. But I did not know how to take pleasure in all her grace.
🌟 6. Tu as des cheveux couleur d’or. Alors ce sera merveilleux quand tu m’aura apprivoisé! Le blé, qui est doré, me fera souvenir de toi. Et j’aimerai le bruit du vent dans le blé…
You have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat…
🌟 7. On ne connaît que les choses que l’on apprivoise, dit le renard. Les hommes n’ont plus le temps de rien connaître. Il achètent des choses toutes faites chez les marchands. Mais comme il n’existe point de marchands d’amis, les hommes n’ont plus d’amis. Si tu veux un ami, apprivoise-moi!
“One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox. “Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy things all ready made at the shops. But there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends any more. If you want a friend, tame me…”
🌟 8. Le langage est source de malentendus.
Words are the source of misunderstandings.
🌟 9. Voici mon secret. Il est très simple : on ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
🌟 10. C’est le temps que tu as perdu pour ta rose qui fait ta rose si importante.
It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.
🌟 11. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé. Tu es responsable de ta rose…
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…
🌟 12. - Les enfants seuls savent ce qu’ils cherchent, fit le petit prince. Ils perdent du temps pour une poupée de chiffons, et elle devient très importante, et si on la leur enlève, ils pleurent…
“Only the children know what they are looking for,” said the little prince. “They waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry…”
🌟 13. Ce qui embellit le désert, dit le petit prince, c’est qu’il cache un puits quelque part…
“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well…”
🌟 14. Dessine-moi un mouton!
Draw me a sheep!
🌟 15. Quand on a terminé sa toilette du matin, il faut faire soigneusement la toilette de la planète.
When you’ve finished getting yourself ready in the morning, you must go get the planet ready.
🌟 16. J'aime bien les couchers de soleil. Allons voir un coucher de soleil…
I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset…
🌟 17. On ne sait jamais!
“One never knows!”
🌟 18. Il faut exiger de chacun ce que chacun peut donner, reprit le roi. L'autorité repose d'abord sur la raison. Si tu ordonnes à ton peuple d'aller se jeter à la mer, il fera la révolution. J'ai le droit d'exiger l'obéissance parce que mes ordres sont raisonnables. Alors mon coucher de soleil ? rappela le petit prince qui jamais n'oubliait une question une fois qu'il l'avait posée. Ton coucher de soleil, tu l'auras. Je l'exigerai. Mais j'attendrai, dans ma science du gouvernement, que les conditions soient favorables.
“One must command from each what each can perform,” the king went on. “Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump into the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.” “Then my sunset?” insisted the little prince, who never let go of a question once he had asked it. “You shall have your sunset. I shall command it. But I shall wait, according to my science of government, until conditions are favorable.”
🌟 19. C'est véritablement utile puisque c'est joli.
It is truly useful since it is beautiful.
🌟 20. ‘Où sont les hommes ?’ reprit enfin le petit prince. 'On est un peu seul dans le désert.’ 'On est seul aussi chez les hommes’, dit le serpent.
“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…" "It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.
🌟 21. Vous êtes belles, mais vous êtes vides…. On ne peut pas mourir pour vous.
You’re beautiful, but you’re empty…. No one could die for you.
🌟 22. Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité, dit le renard. Mais tu ne dois pas l’oublier. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
“Men have forgotten this truth,” said the fox. “But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
🌟 23. Mais les yeux sont aveugles. Il faut chercher avec le cœur.
But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…
Why Midoriya Izuku is the Best Shounen Main Character
Alright so I’m pretty guilty right now. I have a lot of
things to sort out and I still unanswered asks and oh boy do I got a lot of
fanfic writing to do before summer ends and I’m opening requests soon but JESUS
Y’ALL. Im a huge fan of this series and I’ll be damned if I miss writing
something for this boy’s birthday. I already missed writing my Inko
appreciation on her birthday but I won’t let her down!
So…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIDORIYA IZUKU AKA BEST SHOUNEN MC
Woah, broad statement to say huh? Well, my friends, I’ve
read a lot of manga, particularly shounens since that’s my more favorite genre,
and I have to say that Midoriya Izuku has been the best main character I’ve
ever read and I only hope he continues to grow into his beautiful character.
I mean even from the beginning of the manga, the way he was
written was so completely relatable and realistic. In the very beginning of the
manga, he was written to be this lonely boy who suffered through bullying and
suicide comments and continuously kept going because of his obsession with
heroes. From the very beginning, Horikoshi gave us this character that wasn’t
perfect (rather was filled with psychological issues) and really at the bottom
of the totem pole. I know a lot of people have compared Izuku with Naruto but
at least Naruto was born with an incredibly gifted ability from the start.
Izuku was literally born with nothing. In a society where there are heroes
running rampant and where Izuku dreams about being a hero, he was literally
born with all odds against him in that regard. Yet, through all the loneliness,
through all the bullying, Izuku still stayed strong through all of that and continued
to dream on his goal, only truly wavering once when All Might told him he
should find a new dream (and even then, he still got himself almost killed but
I’ll get to that in a bit).
And to add on to his realistic demeanor, I know a lot of
people call Izuku a cry baby and make fun of his constant amount of crying but
honestly? Imagine this: you were born a black sheep in society, everyone looks
down on you, you dream of being something great but you weren’t born with the
skills for it, someone you consider to be a friend looks down on you and
literally tells you to go jump off a building and destroys a piece of you that
you hold memorable, then you almost get killed but someone saves you, then you
finally get to meet your idol, the person keeping you alive essentially and
they tell you straight up that you should give up on your dream, then you’re devastated
but you see that friend in a life threatening position so you literally
sacrifice yourself to go save them even though you can’t do anything, and then
instead of praise, you get all the blame and beaten down again while your
friend gets all the praise, but then you end that EMOTIONAL DAY (keep in mind
it happened within a DAY) with your idol telling you that you can be that person
and he will help you achieve your dream. I won’t even go onto the other times
he’s cried but honestly? I know if I was in his position, I wouldn’t have even
stomached half of what happened and I’m sure most of you reading this wouldn’t
be able to have a DAY like that without crying. I’m sure with 99% of you, at
least once tears will shed. Izuku during his time has been through emotionally
exhausting feats and I think it’s absolutely INCREDIBLE that Horikoshi gives us
this raw character with RAW emotions. Through Izuku being this emotional, not
only does it help us relate to him much more but it helps shows that, hey you
can still be strong AND be emotional too. Emotions doesn’t equal weakness and
Horikoshi really shows that tremendously, especially when the audience are a
group of young ones-adults that are taught daily showing emotions is weak and
you have to be strong and not show weakness because apparently crying shows
weakness. With Izuku, all of that is stomped on the ground and it’s truly
And oh boy, my favorite part of Izuku! So most shounen
protagonists I have seen and come across are usually born or given this great
ability suddenly and yes, while they have to train, they normally get the hang
of it pretty quickly and are pretty op with it (I’m looking at you Natsu). Most
of the time nakama power is enough to win the battle even though the power
difference is crazy different. Yet with Izuku, it’s not like that at all. We
are 145 chapters in and Izuku can only still use a small portion of One for All
still and he’s gotten to the point where, because of his continuous idiotic use
of One for All, he has the major consequence that if he uses it too much at
100%, he could lose FUNCTION IN HIS ARMS. OH YEA, PRETTY BIG DEAL AND
CONSEQUENCE FOR THAT.
From what I just wrote, this was my favorite thing that was
Yes, folks, he not only says that once, not twice, but
multiple times throughout the series. I think the most recent time he said it
was during Episode 27 when he was climbing the walls, though I’m sure he’s said
it in the future arcs and I forgot about it. Due to this new given status he
was given, Izuku acknowledges that he is completely far behind from everyone
else, he understands that he is at the bottom of the totem pole and that he has
to work 10x harder than everyone else since he lost about 10-11 years to get
used to his quirk. And throughout the series, Horikoshi doesn’t pull back on
that, in fact he really drives it in that, while Izuku does become the greatest
hero of all time, it doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a lot of time, training
and consequences to get to that point. Even from the beginning, we were given a
small glimpse of his incredible training regime and that alone just shows how
much effort he has to put in and even that wasn’t enough. I won’t lie, it feels
so refreshing that the Main Character isn’t some overpowered person who always
gets away with his ridiculous moves, rather it’s nice that he does have
consequences and that he see him actually develop into that role while he is
being surrounded by others who could take that title from him.
Also, not only is he an intelligent and incredibly hard
worker like holy hell, but can we talk about his personality as well? See, here
is another perk about Izuku, we weren’t given some either suave person or an
annoying character that makes you want to rip out your hair because they’re
either too happy or too sad or too emo cringey mess. Rather, Horikoshi gave him
a realist personality who thinks through, is incredibly modest and respectful,
and holy fuck the most selfless character in the entire show.
I mean, we already know
his intelligence and craftiness as he analyzes heroes and their moves as seen
through the constant muttering he does as he watches them and his writings in
Which might I add right
now that I’m really happy Horikoshi gave him this type of analytic behavior as
it makes his earlier actions have a bit more sense involved in them, like due
to his constant observation he was able to use moves in combat that at least
got him by in the beginning
To also tie in with that,
can I say that it is so refreshing to have a main character be a complete DORK
about girls and such like that?? Like for someone who was lonely and only had
much of the internet to interact with, it makes complete sense that in the
beginning he’s really nervous around females or even touching them or talking
Like look at how he talks
Or even how he reacted
when Tsuyu said to put her down
Or even how he reacted
towards Mei when she had her chest all up in his grill.
Not only does having this
personality trait make him a total dork and cutie but it really shows that we
won’t see anything super perverted on Deku’s side. Like if he’s too nervous to
talk or even touch a girl in a different manner, than it really shows how respectful
he is and how modest he is and how we won’t see any pervy side of Deku anytime
soon, which is refreshing for an MC to be that way since most MCs have to
either touch or acknowledge their love interest’s chest before they can be established
as a good character.
Though, I will say that
even though those are amazing points of our birthday boy, the one personality
trait of his that truly makes him a much more fitting hero than Bakugou or even
Todoroki or even my baby Ochako is how incredibly SELFLESS he is. Ok ok I know
that’s a common personality trait but Izuku really takes it to the max
throughout the manga.
Like when right after he was told to jump by Bakugou, his initial thoughts were based on Kacchan not wanting to get severely punished by the law
Or when he risks his
life to save Bakugou from the sludge monster even though he has no quirk
Or when he risks his life
once again to save Ochako even though he can’t control his quirk
Or when he risks his life
AGAIN to save All Might
Or when he attempts to
help Ochako before her fight with Bakugou
Or when he puts his spot
in the tournament on the line to help Todoroki reconcile his fire side
Or when he helps Iida with
the Stain fight and notifies the entire class to come and help
Or when he even goes well
over his power limit to save Kota and show him that heroes are good people that
can hold on their own
Or when, even though he
could lose function in his GOD DAMN ARMS, he still helps the others get Bakugou
back from the villains
And note guys, I didn’t
even list everything. I just listed the things I could remember but there is so
much more that I could have listed as well. And legit, the things I mentioned,
there was no benefit in him doing that, like during the time he did them, all
there were were cons for him, there was nothing positive in any of those
situations for him. And yet? He still did it. He still put himself and his
wishes behind to help those around him and make sure they were successful or
safe, even if it meant his own life on the line. I’ve never seen other shounen
protagonists push themselves this much in only 145 chapters and I think that’s
Alright so this post is
reaching to be about 2k and while I can say more about this wonderful boy, I
also want to make sure that I not only post this on time but that I don’t find
myself repeating the same thing over and over again. While Izuku is not my
favorite character of all time, I am so happy and blessed that he is the main
character of this amazing manga series. He’s grown so much since the first
chapter and Horikoshi is only setting up the series more to have him grow much
more and I’m excited to see how much more he grows as the series progresses. He
is such a good character that is well balanced and realistic and such and I
know for myself personally that I really relate to him in a lot of ways. Truth
be told, it makes me actually really incredibly sad when people dismiss his
reasoning for being a hero or when people just write him off as a cry baby
because there’s so much more to him than just that. His reasoning to be a hero
is realistic and deep enough, his emotions are realistic, his psychological
issues that he faced with in the beginning shows his strength tremendously.
Izuku is one of the best
main characters and I’m so happy all of us were blessed with him on this
wonderful day! Yay!!! Happy Birthday Deku!!!
Tldr; Izuku’s face appears
when you look up the definition of what a friend and a hero is.