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Soulmate aus

As Written By An Aromantic 

-The first words you and your soulmate will ever say to eachother are tattooed on your skin. You have no Words, just a brilliant watercolour mass directly over your left hipbone.

-Soulmates see in black and white until they meet, at which point they gain the ability to see colour. You have been able to see colour for as long as you can remember- sometimes, though, you remember something. A pain, a flash. The feeling of your heart stopping. A name that isn’t the one you use now.

-The name of your soulmate, and the name of your greatest enemy are written on your wrists. You don’t know which one is which- except. One of the names on your wrist is yours.

-You’ll know who your soulmate is the first time the two of you touch skin to skin. You’re an assassin who always covers your skin completely, and who wears a helmet while you work. You get an assignment to work with another assassin, and for some reason you feel strangely drawn to them

-The name of your soulmate is inscribed on your skin somewhere. A red name is the best- a long lasting passionate love. Pink is much like red, but less intense. People with pink names are more prone to marryins outside the soulmate bond. Green is for platonic soulmates- people with green names are often bullied for not being ‘good enough’. Purple means you’ll never meet.

Your name is yellow. You’ve never heard of yellow.

-You’ll only know who your soulmate is when they die. You’re a quasi-immortal who’s lived through the lives and deaths of your soulmate reincarnated over and over again.

-Soulmates share dreamscapes. You’ve never had anything but nightmares.

(Hopefully) Automated Starter Call!

Yep. It’s happening again. Though probably as I am asleep.

If you are one of my roleplay blog mutuals and wanted to take a crack at me, here is your shot. Leave me a like on this post if you want “BZ” to pop by for a visit or just find himself lost on one of his code detective adventures where your muse is.

I will be using the UNDERVEIL verse for this, but will be treating it as closer to his canon divergence than pull any sort of virus/Dragon shenanigans into the mix. Unless you want that, anyway.

Anyway. First come, first serve for the first 10 roleplay blog  mutuals to like the post.

just realized Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia season 2 are gonna be airing very soon

suddenly very HYPED

An Excerpt:

The City of Dis was laid out before us, the dismal landscape leading to a horizon dominated by the Iron Tower. Those creatures we saw walking around were behaving in a, frankly, disgusting manner - whipping their slaves and growling in guttural Infernal. The walls of the buildings beside us emanated heat, catching the Little Elf Girl’s Vex’s hair on fire, and the ground radiated heat as well, as if it might burn through the soles of our boots. For those of lesser intelligence, the sight could be distressing, but I, strong of heart and mind, was not afeared.

While I was getting my lay of the land, my compatriots suggested we should change our forms into that of Tieflings - a race more native to the Hells than our own forms. Lady Keyleth of the Air Ashari, Voice of the Tempest, Leader of her People, her Majesty, used an Alter Self spell to change her form into a red Tiefling with gray hair. 

Realizing I, too, had this ability, I immediately transformed into her male counterpart. While they seemed not quite impressed, a few of the other members of Vox Machina - Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III, Vex, and Vux Vax also wished for the ability. I bestowed upon them the ability to change their forms, and they transformed into horned mortal forms, much to my delight.

(I must say, they were no less attractive in their Tiefling forms…)


Happy birthday, Diego Luna | 29th December 1979

(Diego on his birthday) It’s horrible. It’s been traumatic. It took me awhile to understand that there was another kid that was born on the 25th that was much more celebrated than me. Yeah, it was sad. Everyone was like either hangover or getting ready for New Year’s Eve but never really actually celebrating me. It was like, “Hey! I’m here!” “Yeah, we know whatever.”

music aesthetics

lana del rey: champagne-stained kisses on love letters, vintage photographs, smoking in lingerie, sad girls & bad boys, wading in the ocean, flower crowns, california afternoons, red dresses, lipstick smeared on bedsheets, gold chokers

lorde: your favorite worn converses, fluorescent lights, eyeliner wings, ripped jeans, abandoned streets, kissing your best friend, combat boots, cherry cola, pinky promises, black nail polish, biting your lip, convenience stores at 2am

fall out boy: speeding down the highway at 100mph, screaming in the dark, smashing windows, fireworks, running until you can’t breathe, the shriek of tires on asphalt, wayward headlights, midnight revelations, the clink of glass bottles

I think we can all agree that Yuuri’s speech was a central scene this episode, and although I’ve seen a lot of people giving great explanations about Yuuri’s use of 「愛」 in his speech and the difference between 「愛」(ai) and 「恋」(koi) there aren’t many people who go further into his speech than that.

Firstly I’ll just briefly gloss over 「愛」 and 「恋」because what they each connotate in the Japanese language is important to the Yuri!!! on Ice plot

「恋」is kind of like a physical love. It describes one’s longing for someone, but lacks a deeper emotional bond. Used for boyfriend/girlfriend/partner.

「愛」 is a deep love, it encompasses 恋 but also describes emotional love. While it does mean you long for someone, it kind of implies that you’re willing to do, give, or change something to be with them. Used for family/spouse.

***note: on the contrary, while「恋」does imply a physical romance/love, 「恋人」refers to you’re true love, you’d call your fiancé or spouse that, and「愛人」implies someone you’ve had an affair with. So when Victor uses the word 「恋人」…. ;)))

So when Yuuri says
He’s saying his「愛」is not just the physical and emotional love he has for others, his love is literally his relationship with Victor, it is literally his family, and that it is the complicated/abstract feelings he has for others around him (aka Yuuko, Minako, Nishigori). It is a tangible THING such as actions and words as implied by Yuuri’s use of 「物」 instead of 「事」which would describe an idea or a concept.

Another interesting thing to note is when Yuuri says he has “no name for this emotion”
At first I thought Yuuri might have been downplaying his emotions but then I realised it wasn’t that, it was that Yuuri really just doesn’t know exactly what 「愛」is just yet despite describing it briefly before because he’s still exploring what it truly means for him.
Before Victor, we all know Yuuri had a big crush on Yuuko, hell, he was going to confess in the first episode. But that’s all it was, a crush, which would take neither 「愛」nor「恋」, but 「好き」(suki).

Now I’m sure you know the difference between 「愛する」and「好きです」but just in case
「好きです」refers to a wide range of types of “like”. You use it for objects, hobbies, and topics, or people-wise, friends and crushes.

Through Yuuri’s speech, we are witnessing his growth and exploration of what 「愛」is, what it means to him, and who the word applies to. Most prominent are his developing feelings of 「愛」towards Victor. The phrase
Does mean “to hold on to”, but it also means “to fasten” or “to tie”, and this implies that while Yuuri does not want to let go of Victor, neither does he want Victor to let go of him. Yuuri wants to create a mutual bond with Victor, and he has decided to call this bond 「愛」.

As a side note, here’s further meta on Yuuri and Victor’s developing relationship, shown through the episode preview. It’s very short but 
I do think it’s a cute example of them becoming closer to each other.


Originally posted by dan-tomlinson

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)