no god beyond these clouds

you wonder why these filthy humans get so many chances. an average human lies 17 times a day, so they all sin at least 119 times a week. you sinned once and got thrown out, wings ripped off by the branches of that wretched, wretched tree. mea culpa.

you tried to go back up once, tried to build a tower, tried to reach beyond the clouds. you forget that the Lord your God is a jealous God, and he will never let you back in. it doesn’t matter that everyone suddenly started speaking different languages. you know what they were saying: usurper, usurper, usurper. you let yourself drop to the dust. mea culpa.

every week, you go to a synagogue, a temple, a mosque, a shrine. you don’t know if you exist in all their stories, but you go anyway. if no one is to believe in you, then you will believe in yourself. the name of God burns in your throat. you think that maybe one day it won’t. you fall to your knees. mea maxima culpa.

—  TEKEL, Venetta Octavia (prompt by melanaigis)

Thank you all for your concerns. I thought I’d show you the reason I was so anxious yesterday.



My favourite films from 2013

  1. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola; France, Germany, Japan, USA, UK)
  2. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine; USA)
  3. Cloud Atlas (Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer; Germany)
  4. Simon Killer (Antonio Campos; France, U.S.A.)
  5. Only God Forgives (Nicholas Winfing Refn; Denmark, France)
  6. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche; Belgium, France, Spain)
  7. Nebraska (Alexander Payne; USA)
  8. The Kings of Summer (Jordan Vogt-Roberts; USA)
  9. Compliance (Craig Zobel; USA)
  10. The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance; USA)

I work from Irish release dates.

Good year for American cinema it seems. Overall, though, I had a hard time coming up with more than 6 films I really cared about. The last three films in this list could easily be shuffled around in any order or replaced with any of these honourable mentions:

The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard)
Tom at the Farm
(Xavier Dolan)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery)

but sure look. Hope u find something interesting or new here (but u probably won’t coz they were all pretty big/successful).

imperialregalia  asked:

I think I might have an idea of what trash dad is trying to do. He deliberately placed himself in front of the sun so that it may look like Bishamon was attacking the sun when she spotted him. And it seems like he's really trying to recreate the infamous death of Amaterasu by the hafuru mono. The way he said it "Create the shadow in which we will lurk" suggests that he wants the sun to be destroyed and put the world back into darkness.

That’s what I thought too, but I wasn’t sure how “attacking the sun” really works in the Noragami universe. All I could picture was Bishamon flying through space and it looked weird XD

I’m quite curious about what Fujisaki meant by  “Create the shadow in which we will lurk”. Was that literally or figuratively? Killing the sun or letting Yato work away from the gaze of Heaven/Amaterasu?

And I have this hunch that Father actually doesn’t want Yato to be seen by the higher ups. He wasn’t too worried about Yato meddling the 7 lucky gods, but the higher gods, the ones “watching beyond the clouds”, he’s suddenly quite nervous about them. I mean, he’s the guy who sent Yato and Nora to Yomi and wasn’t in a hurry to get them out of there, so he’s not really scared about Yato actually dying. He must be nervous about something else, something big.

*cough*Tsukuyomi theory*cough*

Those gods probably knew Tsukuyomi therefore would recognize him so he wants to keep Heavens gaze away from Yato and Take’s fight and making Amaterasu the center of attention would be a good way to do that.

I don’t know if it’s gonna work though. Yato is injured with a reluctant Yukine against a crazed Takemikazuchi… I don’t think he’s going to emerge victorious…

Well, if he dies, we’ll have our answer about the theory XD Lets just hope Hiyori doesn’t jump in and get killed.

And that shrine where Yato landed… something’s gonna happen.

During the Mass our voices are united with the voices of the angels in heaven. For a time we leave this sorrowful, sinful world behind, and join with all the saints in their eternal praise to God, the liturgy is a small peak beyond the cloud of unknowing that rest between us and God. Treasure it.