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Welcome! Welcome to City 17! You have chosen, or been chosen, to relocate to one of our finest remaining urban centers. I thought so much of City 17 that I elected to establish my administration here, in the Citadel so thoughtfully provided by our benefactors. I’ve been proud to call City 17 my home. And so, whether you are here to stay, or passing through on your way to parts unknown - welcome to City 17. It’s safer here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

It’s an interesting contrast between the Mercury-Mars sextile, and the one aspect the Moon makes today, a sextile to Pluto. It’s going to be particularly visible in the US, this dichotomy - next week we have a major holiday, English Protestants Committing Genocide Thanksgiving Day. We’re going to be especially determined to tidy up loose ends (on the eve of a New Moon) so that we can enjoy the gluttony holiday week. “Many hands make light work,” as the saying goes; don’t be too much of a control freak to accept assistance.

What’s happening when:

  • Moon in Scorpio (all day)
  • Mercury/Sagittarius sextile Mars/Libra, 7:24 am MST

Looking ahead to Saturday:  gird them loins with a New Moon.

(Please note that MST is seven hours behind UT.)

“Holy shi—Mom, MOM, MOM take a picture take a picture take a pictu—”
-Tsukishima Akiteru, Founder of the Suki Tsukki Society



Well, I’m a day late but sh

Hope everyone’s having a nice holiday break 

Tsukishima Kei’s the type of person who tries to preserve the physical integrity of the wrapping paper his presents are wrapped in. 1 because he’s not a savage, and 2 because when there are people watching him open their presents, he likes seeing them squirm. 

(and 3, he likes to save them as memorabilia)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Gone is the self-doubt and any hesitancy - we’re out and about, actively trying to affect our environment and community. We want to influence everyone but aren’t necessarily willing to be influenced. If I had the $$$ and the opportunity, I’d attend the opera and let them act it all out on my behalf. Late day (US time), romantic sparks may fly, making for an intriguing finale to the weekend.

What’s happening, when:

  • Moon in Leo (to 6:55 pm MDT)
  • Ceres/Cancer square Uranus Rx/Aries, 4:24 pm MDT
  • Moon/Leo void, 6:55 pm MDT
  • Venus/Leo trine Uranus Rx/Aries,10:27 pm MDT
  • Moon enters Virgo, 10:52 pm MDT

Looking ahead to Monday: back to the grind with a vengeance.

Chapter 143: (Untitled)

Feel free to copy and paste my summaries to other sites as long as you give me credit.  Please keep in mind when copying and pasting that I may continue to correct errors and tweak details after it is posted

Pg 1: Kaneki reflects on how life is just a series of choices. He thinks about what ifs, like what if he hadn’t met Rize’s gaze, among other things. He thinks that one single choice is enough to throw your entire course off and in the end you’ll say that “it wasn’t supposed to turn out like this”.

Pg 2: Kaneki arrives at the base to find many ghouls dead. He approaches Miza who asks if he’s with the provisions squad. He says that he’s alone. Kaneki sees Naki and Miza tells him that he’s “asleep”.

Pg 3:  Miza asks Kaneki to let him sleep because he fought his heart out until the end. She moves to cover him with a sheet. Miza tells him which routes they are heading for and Kaneki decides to go to E14. He tells himself that he will overcome this time and run throughout the sewers.

Pg 4: Kaneki runs, panicked. Flashback to Furuta’s office, where Furuta tells Juuzou about a secret missing called Koryugi, meaning to box the enemy in and slaughter them. He says that he expects the mission to be completed by an elite few, S3 and the Oggai, so Kaneki doesn’t hear of it.

Pg 5: Furuta tells Juuzou that it means complete extermination and then begins to tell him of the yearly costs of the CCG. He says that it has continued to increase and he thought that they would get a break after Aogiri was dissolved on Rue Island. Furuta tells Juuzou that the Black Goat group is putting pressure on them and they might need to divert funds away from CCG medical care (implying that if Juuzou does not fight Shinohara will be removed from life support or at the very least will receive less care). Juuzou leaves the room and addresses Hanbee.

Pg 6: Juuzou tells his team members to prepare their wills. In the present Kaneki faces against Juuzou. Juuozu grabs his quinque and steps off.

Pg 7: Juuzou jumps up and swings against Kaneki. Kaneki uses his immense kagune to absorb the blow and he is pushed back.

Pg 8: Juuzou slashes at Kaneki a few more times. He addresses Kaneki as “Haise” and tells him that he’s there to kill him. Kaneki’s snake-like kagune push Juuzou back.

Pg 9: Juuzou is knocked back and Kaneki says that Juuzou won’t do him the favor of backing down. He tells Hinami to go and says that he’ll be behind her (he touches his chin while saying this indicating he is lying).  Juuzou tells Hanbee that they may die there and he asks him for preparations. Hanbee places a circle on Juuzou’s neck and they are both enveloped in Arata armor.

Pg 10: Juuzou and Hanbee are both clad in Arata armor (recall that this is the armor that Shinohara and Kuroiwa always used in intense fights).

Pg 11: Kaneki transforms into a kakuja. Kaneki thinks that he isn’t sure who to thank for being able to realize what was happening so he could return in time. He thinks that he will protect and has lived until now for this moment.

Pg 12: Kaneki lies on the ground, severely injured with his limbs missing.

Pg 13: Hanbee is severely injured and is taken away by the medical team. Kaneki lies on the ground and wills himself to heal. Furuta stands over him and says that it’s all over. He tells S3 squad to continue ahead to a route that connects the underground route.

Pg 14: Furuta smiles and tells Kaneki that he lost. He says that due to Juuzou and Hanbee they managed to defeat him. He says that Kaneki fought like an enraged demon and if either of them had faltered then he would have won. He tells Kaneki that the S3 squad will destroy the rest of his organization and says that he sealed E14 ahead of time.

Pg 15: Someone addresses Furuta and he tells them that when he is done talking to Kaneki he will join them. Furuta tells Kaneki that he didn’t doubt that he would end up like this and would have had a “feeling” and returned on his own. He says that when it matters most he only relies on himself. He tells Kaneki that he doesn’t learn and asks if he’d already forgotten about Anteiku. Kaneki continues to try to move and Furuta tells him that he’s like a worm and he’s reached his limit. He asks Hajime to present him with the “gifts” and Hajime tells him that they made him work for it.

Pg 16: Kaneki is presented with the heads of S0 children. Hajime says that he can’t believe that he used to look up to Kaneki. Furuta leaves and asks Hajime to take care of Kaneki. (Here is a link to an explaination of the Daruma reference on this page that was not originally present in the MS translation)

Pg 17: The words “Game over” appear as Furuta walks away.

Pg 18: Touka and the other ghouls encounter Furuta’s men within E14. They announce over the radio that they are moving to eliminate the ghouls.

I would just like to say, I have been reading Tokyo Ghoul for a very long time.  I remember when the original Tokyo Ghoul ended, Kaneki was supposedly killed by Arima and the story ended abruptly. The backlash to this current chapter that I’m seeing reminds me a lot of the backlash that I saw back then. I’m not going to pretend that this chapter wasn’t a gut punch and wasn’t shocking to me. It was. But it reminded me a lot of when I read the original chapter 143 so therefore I think it’s worth reflecting on who Ishida is and the way he writes before you say this or that about the chapter or the series. There’s still plenty of story to tell.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Moon in Capricorn

The only Lunar “action” today is a sextile to Neptune/Pisces, rather late in the day (around 00:00 Tuesday, UT). Makes for a bit more wistful and mournful vibe to Capricorn - we find the oddest rewards/pleasures today by simply finishing our tasks. The Boss may be more sympathetic to you today, as well, though as the day passes her/his sympathies may diminish.

Sun/Aries trine Saturn Rx/Sagittarius, 6:43 am MDT

Ideally this shows us identifying as the kind of people who are always stepping up and being responsible. Which is a nice thing, except when you’re trumpeting that fact (blowing your own horn) at maximum volume to all and sundry. Another “wrong” way is for us to be all hot air, impractical and egotistic. Step up and be responsible, and keep your ego-gloating to yourself.

Looking ahead to Tuesday: a mess to start with.