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Heresy and SGRS

This scene is my favourite interaction between Yotaro and Yakumo, which occurs at the end of SGRS Season 2, Episode 1. The entire scene is a hugely important to their relationship and the path of the story, but I’ll concentrate on this particular exchange because it sets off the rest of the scene and the tone of the rest of the series.

The idea of writing new rakugo stories, presented and argued to Yota by Eisuke in the previous scene, is declared 邪道 (jado). This can be translated as in the CR subs as “heresy” or as “an evil course/road”. No one, Yota or the audience, is surprised that this is Yakumo’s reaction. That’s the comedy of the scene.

What is important, however, is that 邪道 is not immediately what leaves Yakumo’s mouth. Instead, following the question, Yakumo opens his eyes:

He is not angry by the suggestion. He doesn’t pull away from Yota; the massage continues. He thinks about the question, considering Yota, before coming up with his response. This tell us three things. 

One, Yakumo is lying. He does not think new rakugo stories are inherently heresy. 

Two, he is playing his role as Yota’s master. Yota is the type of student who needs to have a course plotted for him. Not so he can follow it to the letter but to give him something to fight against. This is the parallel that Yota has to Sukeroku, who was always fighting the established way. Yota, on the other hand, isn’t about to pull away just because he’s denied something. Instead, he tries to find a way to achieve his goal that balances his and other’s wants and needs.

Three, Yakumo is deliberately decides to draw a line between himself and Yota. He indicates that there is an evil course to rakugo, and, because such a course exists, there must also be a right way. He implies that he knows what the evil path is, and, if Yota was anyone else, this would successfully push him away. 

Instead, this completely backfires. As Yota spends the rest of the scene formally requesting to live under the same roof as Yakumo, start a family with Yakumo and Konatsu and by extension Shinbo, and change the Sukeroku that lives inside of them. He throws the promises that he had to make to stay Yakumo’s apprentice–don’t die before Yakumo, learn both Yakumo and Sukeroku’s rakugo, and extend the lifespan of rakugo–back in Yakumo’s face and foreshadows that, rather than an evil course, Yakumo has laid out the right course by entrusting his stories to his apprentice.

And that is the great comedy of the scene: it pits Yakumo and Yotaro as Sukeroku against each other but, at the same time, makes them work to achieve the same goal: living and dying for the sake of rakugo.

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So I finally hit 3k followers last week (not a lot; I know), but I’m surprised that that many people willing put up with my shit. Kudos to all of you! 😂

Anyway, here’s my favorite blogs. Bold are my friends/really cool people.

holyastronauts - end - iamtomcruise - tortured-society - master-yota - otenkoo - kikaider - hard-kn0cks - versacecountach - silverjpg - njborn95 - ukyuo - yokai - fusterclucked - bromez - gomenasike - defjon - zeonn - jeffriedrice - slimeritual - retrowaifu - machiyuta - pressuregauge - tubachan - sugarcoatedvenom - ttrunx - deecolossus - gokubot - bowlcutbabe - togexiss - shibaamiyuki - pizma -  mugen-sasori - chunnibyou - gunblades - gonesofaraway - knifeandlighter - oni-girrl - onissan - gxkv - lxnk - kanehki - killthaspectre - thelastgerudo - bjornsonhooper - unexpectedgemini - gunbusted - rei-ban - confusedlogic - codyvaller - toondere - j0rdvn23 - beatsblues - gravedust - quentin-taranbino - m0od - upper-echel0n - stevenfire - drunken-pastel - zoology - atomdesu - kynero - makoiism - ryan-is-ok - fullmetalslugs - occvltswim - officialeevee - gay-priest-is-here - i-ate-the-shrimp - tsundaring - paileblood - kv3dia - hentaiko

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So among a very shitty occurrence that I will let master-yota speak about on his own time, I got to witness with my own eyes one of the most pristine cars I’ve ever had the chance of being within 10 feet of. This is a legitimate K’s S13 straight from the roads of Japan. Complete with a CA18DET, perfect condition interior, WORK Ewings(wrapped in super sticky tires), this car was just amazing. I also talked to the owner for a bit, very cool guy. He’s 41 this spring and calls this his ‘mid-life crisis’ car.

His IG is @ks.s13 so check him out!

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skip to 8:30 or 9:40 

326 power bippu aristo drifting by haraguchi himself

Watch on alexanderthegrant.tumblr.com

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGecrfE93Uw)

master-yota y’all asked for it. Quick little diddy I threw up this evening.

anonymous asked:

Favorite blogs??

mushakev rauhweltbegriff devd-cruzr giraffehearts lmae3 stussyking atrinaa that911 11000rpm lperezidente likkcin 1985zcar 90s-forever onemakebodytune fcyaa coolkid009 kingkathy youngharlemnigga canimuff z32 drivenbydreams drivesleeprepeat spirited-driving guynamednino majinbuuchainz bearcatttttt function-over-form exclsr xsenpaix kiddingkitten killawaah killa-kelly k1lluh nasty-like-nas modern-hustle mekapaedia kekeballin kellsbrahbrah heyyitsraniel master-yota maythedownforcebewithyou moustacherides grupertawesome fronk-jaeger asvpkitty sloppyclock moe-is-shit disappointing-son theycallmeaj sparf widebooty heavy-flow thatkoukikid greasemonkeyy akuma-zed submeowers hirocimacruiser fameone ryukyu-soul ryuoga ryannnwith2ns fatcatsquad suprastar vujdo madeyoulookkk supermxde 1g-gte hakosukajapan

and probably a few more. 

anonymous asked:

List the people you want to meet

Really? This shit is going to take a while. 

 coilovers kellsbrahbrah  1985zcar treesheahh  spirited-driving atotorakku  some-dude-named-jordan   master-yota stussyking function-over-form submeowers  lmae3 looow-tus linatransformers peacedotexe grupertawesome trixietang eccentriclu that911 definemotorsports mitsukehh gearshifter flicktitty elperezidente atrinaa canimuff rubyxciii jdmandtherest suprastar vukie pr-rudegal privaterunner priscillest lolwhatisajdm bmwlord kchow510 killawaah jzzkhalifa kingkathy cullenthefauxtographer drivenbydreams haris300 thelatenightlife killa-kelly modern-hustle driftoffacliff 10000rpm likkcin talkthetorque kaitypotatey pelirrojafiebrua sparf cocainecaptain greasemonkeyy hoonigan blackumi chenduhh

And that is a list from the top of my head of people I want to meet. It’s far from complete so if you’re not on there don’t fret lol

Also here’s a list of people I have had the pleasure to meet 

fameone  nekotofu / badxside, rauhweltbegriff, manwithoutamask. theycallmeaj