not really about any of my posts

anonymous asked:

Hi. So, I've been feeling pretty stressed out and overwhelmed. Do you have any super angsty sheith fic recs so I can cry my emotions out?

oh no!! i’m sorry to hear you’ve been stressed :( i really hope you feel better soon! i just woke up so i’m trying to gather this little sheith-angst-care-package-post as fast as possible for you ❤️

my right-hand man by felldragons: CLASSIC SHEITH ANGST. I swear everybody knows this fic by now and probably thought about it at the end of S4. Character death warning, but tbh, I’ll always remember this fic by that really poetic line about Ganymede.

lightspeed by nein: This fic was based off Voices of a Distant Star and let me tell you… despite the good ending this fic made me SOB. I was just. Lying on the floor afterwards like. What the fuck. But it’s so beautifully written and I loved every bit of it.

The beautiful marks by watermelloon (linumlea): this one is short but just… so sad. Soulmate AU with ANGSTTTT

The next few I haven’t read but they were rec’ed to me as angst. Some have a good ending and others don’t.

hope this is good enough! HOPE YOUR DAY GETS BETTER MY LOVE

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anonymous asked:

I really respect + appreciate your post. I appreciate that you understood where people felt the need to protect a victim + also that you apologized for what you saw as your own mistakes. It was such a horrible situation and I think the current situation in Hollywood in unmasking abuse (and particularly the Lena Dunham situation) really added to the situation. I didn't know what to think honestly. I had no affiliation with anyone involved but it just made me feel very sad and afraid. best wishes

Since you sent me this ask, I’m going to take the opportunity to share the process to getting to the post I made.

On Thursday, I knew my side of the story and I knew I wanted to be sensitive to perpetuating nasty rape culture ideas with any response I made. So I reached out to trusted friends to vet my original post

Then in the wee-hours of Friday morning (for me), I had a difficult conversation with someone I’ve chatted to a bunch about really intellectual things but that I wouldn’t have considered a friend (meaning we had no real relationship beyond this space). And they came to me and pointed out that while my post was in the right direction, it was still perpetuating nasty rape culture ideas that it shouldn’t be, particularly around standing up for our friends. And I promise you, my first responses were super defensive and looking for a way to absolve myself. But we kept having the conversation. Later on Friday, I made this post as a result of some of that conversation.

Then on Saturday, I felt like I’d been punched in the gut because there was Lena Dunham talking about false accusations. And Lena Dunham is The Worst™. So for me to see her echo the very statements I’d made on Thursday made my skin crawl. So I went back to my intellectual companion and a couple other trusted friends (who are outside the immediate issue). And continued having a discussion about really difficult stuff. 

So the end post is a result of a whole lot of conversation with my intellectual companion who gave me the space to work through my complicated feelings but also kept pushing for me to understand my place in the larger narrative and what all of this means for victims and survivors in general. Two other friends helped me parse through my feelings on it as well.

I say all of this to say, nuanced discussions don’t happen in a vacuum. And I am incredibly grateful to my intellectual companion and my friends for continuing to push and still give me space.

YOU FOOL - Epilogue

My manager made a couple phone calls today.

First was to Dummy to let her know that her services are no longer needed. 

Second was to the guy who was told he could have a $10/mo discount - which would make his membership free…- and he was told he could either cancel or pay $10/mo. He cancelled.

Third was to the woman who thought she’d cancelled who was told she had to sign shit if she wanted to cancel - and it wouldn’t be free. She didn’t cancel.

Fourth was to Dummy’s replacement, who by first appearances is no smarter but seems to try really hard. I can work with that. Her first shift tonight went…well…about like any first shift goes.

Fifth was to the people who run our computer systems. Now everybody is completely locked out of the deep system - aside from my manager and myself.

WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE SIMPLE THINGS HARD?

I love how on the last post I made a joke about it getting 14 notes and then the count began.

I’m a grown man and if I want to sit around in my underwear watching cartoons all day I will. -J


blushfire said: I’m glad your manager has the lady balls to fire idiots. Everywhere I work, no one does until they’re caught red-handed doing something extra bad.

I’ll level with you. My manager is one of the kindest, nicest, sweetest people I’ve ever met. Until you cross her. Then she will make you suffer. I’ve yet to be on her bad side, and I really don’t want to be. Ever.

I think its because its exam season, or its winter or the fact that I know 2018 is going to suck big balls because everyday6 is over that I have a really huge wave n sudden urge to just continuously talk about day6……………it’s not even anything clever or different from anything I write regarding them, I just want to talk. there isn’t any incredible new content, like they’re not suddenly starting their own variety show I just need to express…….. my love. I go back n read my posts after a few hours of writing them n its like alien language, none of it is coherent but I just need to SPEAK because I have a sickness, it’s called too much love. It’s 3:35AM n I have class in 5 hours and I have an exam on thursday which I haven’t even begun studying, n I have to be responsible for the dumbass bird feeding experiment tomorrow @ noon n I’m hungry n I gotta sleep n I gotta study but you know what? I’m gonna watch day6  

anonymous asked:

Thank you for this blog, bless you for making me love this character even more!.(Jirou is best in my heart). Do you have any headcanons about her or just her with her classmates or momo?

Y’ALL ARE SO KIND SERIOUSLY
HECK YEAH I’LL GIVE YOU SOME HEADCANONS ANON
ITS THE LEAST I CAN DO


• Jirou doesn’t usually initiate conversations unless they’re with Momo or maybe Kaminari. She’ll only really talk to anyone if they talk to her first
• gets hecka cold in the winter, and has to wear big puffy snow jackets to keep warm. She kind of looks ridiculous, but she’d rather keep her fingers and toes safe from frostbite than look good when it comes down to it
• doesn’t wear much makeup, but has some lying around just in case
• has waaaaayy too many beanies. She doesn’t even wear them that often, but she refuses to get rid of any of them
• likes to wear sweaters a size too big so she has big floppy sleeves
• if she could learn a foreign language, she’d choose French
• Momo : “jirou you should get more sleep”
Jirou : *has 17 shades of dark circles* “sleep is for the weak”
• stays up late and gets up early (momo makes jirou go on morning jogs w/ her every so often to make her get out of the house)
• she’s brutally honest without realizing it sometimes/she drops super sick burns on people without registering that it’s a burn
• doesn’t drink enough water (momo’s constantly bugging her about it too)
• enjoys reading books, but doesn’t read as often as she wishes she could
• went through League of Legends phase in middle school and doesn’t let anyone bring it up. ever.
• she’s actually pretty good at math but hates doing it under any circumstance


I’ll cut myself off there, but if anyone wants more, pls feel free to bug me about it
I’m always down for some headcanons

anonymous asked:

hello! i have a question for the gods, if you don’t mind. whoever feels like answering is fine. is there any way i can help myself be stronger in faith? i tend to have issues just believing, i’m really a natural skeptic. i wouldn’t mind this if it didn’t frequently cause issues in my feeling secure in my religious and spiritual beliefs. any advice?

There’s this really strange thing when you’re working with the gods, where when you’re worrying about something they’ll just keep throwing reflections of that worry in front of you until you finally sit down and talk to them about it. Your ask was one of those moments for me. I feel like I couldn’t have written it, it’s so completely where I’ve been the last couple of days.

Usually when I get an ask, I start out with some meditation and prayer, see if I can get Loki or anyone else on the godphone, think on the question and see what comes, maybe do a tarot reading. I started out the same way with yours, but kind of… broke down in tears over feeling the same way myself.

And instead of getting the kind of answer I usually get, what I got this time was Loki taking my hand and soothing me and walking me through the process of answering this question for myself. He wasn’t going to tell me the answer, just prompt me to find it myself. Because faith in a trickster god and all that, I suppose.

What works for me to help silence the overly-skeptical side of my brain is a combination of divination and asking for signs. Both of those two things have a statistical element to them, which I can use as logic to convince the skeptical side. If you shuffle a tarot deck well, for instance, it’s statistically unlikely that you’ll pull any particular card, and even less likely with more than one specific card. If the gods are suddenly throwing repeated cards at you, even after a good shuffle, that’s a bit of logic that works in support of faith. Similarly with signs. If you ask for a sign that isn’t terribly common in your every day life and then you get that sign, that’s also statistically significant.

There can sometimes be an element of self-deluding when it comes to interpreting signs (and less so statistical improbabilities) that it’s important to be aware of, though. I’ve heard the example that it’s perfectly reasonable to ask for a sign like being shown elephants, since it isn’t something you see very often. But if you ask for that sign when you’ve already made plans to go to the zoo, or to see your friend who collects elephant figurines, what you’re getting is a self-fulfilling prophesy, not an actual sign from the gods. In my experience, the more you trick yourself into believing little things that at some level you know you set up yourself, the harder it is to believe in the things that are coming from outside of you.

Aaaand apparently after I got through that, Loki does actually have a message for you, lol. Odin might be yelling additions in the background, but I’m mostly getting Loki.

Loki says: Faith is not a permanent state of being, but rather an action, an ongoing struggle to reach the unseen, a life-long pursuit of learning to trust what can’t be verified, of learning to better discern the gods’ voices from all the background noise. It isn’t a thing you are or you aren’t, it’s a thing you reach for and strive for. And you strive for faith knowing that you will never have perfect faith, but willing to devote yourself to the pursuit of faith anyway. Faith is where this path leads, not a prerequisite for starting.

Hope that helps. :)

anonymous asked:

I just read Where You Want to Be. and although I don’t know that I necessarily should have (for my own mental health yk lol @self pay better attention to tags stupid!) I just wanted to tell you that it was really good. It was heart-wrenching and resonating and real and raw and it made me feel things more than i’ve felt from any work of fiction in a long long time. All the small details and the atmospheres you created were just so powerful and it’s was like i felt it in my soul. thank you.

Aaah…I feel you there, I’ve definitely accidentally not looked at tags closely enough before! I hope the ending left you in a good place *hugs*. That fic was an emotionally tough one to write, and while I was really happy with how it came together, I was nervous about posting it since it’s not your standard fluffy DaiSuga. They just have so much depth as individuals and as a couple, and so much capacity to hurt and heal and love, and I’m grateful that a lot of you have been open to not only reading this story, but also sharing how you’ve connected with it. Comments like this are just so rewarding and so very appreciated. Thank you for reaching out ❤

I’ve decided to tell you guys a story about piracy.

I didn’t think I had much to add to the piracy commentary I made yesterday, but after seeing some of the replies to it, I decided it’s time for this story.

Here are a few things we should get clear before I go on:

1) This is a U.S. centered discussion. Not because I value my non U.S. readers any less, but because I am published with a U.S. publisher first, who then sells my rights elsewhere. This means that the fate of my books, good or bad, is largely decided on U.S. turf, through U.S. sales to readers and libraries.

2) This is not a conversation about whether or not artists deserve to get money for art, or whether or not you think I in particular, as a flawed human, deserve money. It is only about how piracy affects a book’s fate at the publishing house. 

3) It is also not a conversation about book prices, or publishing costs, or what is a fair price for art, though it is worthwhile to remember that every copy of a blockbuster sold means that the publishing house can publish new and niche voices. Publishing can’t afford to publish the new and midlist voices without the James Pattersons selling well. 

It is only about two statements that I saw go by: 

1) piracy doesn’t hurt publishing. 

2) someone who pirates the book was never going to buy it anyway, so it’s not a lost sale.

Now, with those statements in mind, here’s the story.

It’s the story of a novel called The Raven King, the fourth installment in a planned four book series. All three of its predecessors hit the bestseller list. Book three, however, faltered in strange ways. The print copies sold just as well as before, landing it on the list, but the e-copies dropped precipitously. 

Now, series are a strange and dangerous thing in publishing. They’re usually games of diminishing returns, for logical reasons: folks buy the first book, like it, maybe buy the second, lose interest. The number of folks who try the first will always be more than the number of folks who make it to the third or fourth. Sometimes this change in numbers is so extreme that publishers cancel the rest of the series, which you may have experienced as a reader — beginning a series only to have the release date of the next book get pushed off and pushed off again before it merely dies quietly in a corner somewhere by the flies.

So I expected to see a sales drop in book three, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, but as my readers are historically evenly split across the formats, I expected it to see the cut balanced across both formats. This was absolutely not true. Where were all the e-readers going? Articles online had headlines like PEOPLE NO LONGER ENJOY READING EBOOKS IT SEEMS.

Really?

There was another new phenomenon with Blue Lily, Lily Blue, too — one that started before it was published. Like many novels, it was available to early reviewers and booksellers in advanced form (ARCs: advanced reader copies). Traditionally these have been cheaply printed paperback versions of the book. Recently, e-ARCs have become common, available on locked sites from publishers. 

BLLB’s e-arc escaped the site, made it to the internet, and began circulating busily among fans long before the book had even hit shelves. Piracy is a thing authors have been told to live with, it’s not hurting you, it’s like the mites in your pillow, and so I didn’t think too hard about it until I got that royalty statement with BLLB’s e-sales cut in half. 

Strange, I thought. Particularly as it seemed on the internet and at my booming real-life book tours that interest in the Raven Cycle in general was growing, not shrinking. Meanwhile, floating about in the forums and on Tumblr as a creator, it was not difficult to see fans sharing the pdfs of the books back and forth. For awhile, I paid for a service that went through piracy sites and took down illegal pdfs, but it was pointless. There were too many. And as long as even one was left up, that was all that was needed for sharing. 

I asked my publisher to make sure there were no e-ARCs available of book four, the Raven King, explaining that I felt piracy was a real issue with this series in a way it hadn’t been for any of my others. They replied with the old adage that piracy didn’t really do anything, but yes, they’d make sure there was no e-ARCs if that made me happy. 

Then they told me that they were cutting the print run of The Raven King to less than half of the print run for Blue Lily, Lily Blue. No hard feelings, understand, they told me, it’s just that the sales for Blue Lily didn’t justify printing any more copies. The series was in decline, they were so proud of me, it had 19 starred reviews from pro journals and was the most starred YA series ever written, but that just didn’t equal sales. They still loved me.

This, my friends, is a real world consequence.

This is also where people usually step in and say, but that’s not piracy’s fault. You just said series naturally declined, and you just were a victim of bad marketing or bad covers or readers just actually don’t like you that much.

Hold that thought. 

I was intent on proving that piracy had affected the Raven Cycle, and so I began to work with one of my brothers on a plan. It was impossible to take down every illegal pdf; I’d already seen that. So we were going to do the opposite. We created a pdf of the Raven King. It was the same length as the real book, but it was just the first four chapters over and over again. At the end, my brother wrote a small note about the ways piracy hurt your favorite books. I knew we wouldn’t be able to hold the fort for long — real versions would slowly get passed around by hand through forum messaging — but I told my brother: I want to hold the fort for one week. Enough to prove that a point. Enough to show everyone that this is no longer 2004. This is the smart phone generation, and a pirated book sometimes is a lost sale.

Then, on midnight of my book release, my brother put it up everywhere on every pirate site. He uploaded dozens and dozens and dozens of these pdfs of The Raven King. You couldn’t throw a rock without hitting one of his pdfs. We sailed those epub seas with our own flag shredding the sky.

The effects were instant. The forums and sites exploded with bewildered activity. Fans asked if anyone had managed to find a link to a legit pdf. Dozens of posts appeared saying that since they hadn’t been able to find a pdf, they’d been forced to hit up Amazon and buy the book.

And we sold out of the first printing in two days.

Two days.

I was on tour for it, and the bookstores I went to didn’t have enough copies to sell to people coming, because online orders had emptied the warehouse. My publisher scrambled to print more, and then print more again. Print sales and e-sales became once more evenly matched.

Then the pdfs hit the forums and e-sales sagged and it was business as usual, but it didn’t matter: I’d proven the point. Piracy has consequences.

That’s the end of the story, but there’s an epilogue. I’m now writing three more books set in that world, books that I’m absolutely delighted to be able to write. They’re an absolute blast. My publisher bought this trilogy because the numbers on the previous series supported them buying more books in that world. But the numbers almost didn’t. Because even as I knew I had more readers than ever, on paper, the Raven Cycle was petering out. 

The Ronan trilogy nearly didn’t exist because of piracy. And already I can see in the tags how Tumblr users are talking about how they intend to pirate book one of the new trilogy for any number of reasons, because I am terrible or because they would ‘rather die than pay for a book’. As an author, I can’t stop that. But pirating book one means that publishing cancels book two. This ain’t 2004 anymore. A pirated copy isn’t ‘good advertising’ or ‘great word of mouth’ or ‘not really a lost sale.’

That’s my long piracy story. 

Lance sadly still barely has any character development but hey at least I turned his vlog into the Klance material that the fandom really wanted.

Edit: it totally slipped my mind when i posted this ffs but credit to ouranronpa on instagram for replacing the words like ‘allura’ and ‘she’ and turning them into ‘keith’ and ‘he’

Disclaimer because there’s actually discourse over this???: I myself don’t ship Klance. I just don’t see the chemistry between them tbh they’re just good friends, and although I understand that the problem with his vlog was the fact that it was literally just him talking about a one-sided crush—all the while having no character development—that doesn’t mean ya gotta give an essay over why you don’t like the video lmao. It’s a lighthearted joke. It’s practically a shit edit. Don’t take things about a TV show so seriously.

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I made a post last year about how SU is brilliant at showing how communication is essential for any kind of relationship, and how it’s key to solving conflict. But the element they add in Kevin Party is that sometimes, you need time apart first. To calm down, to realize things, to gain perspective. In the heat of the moment, emotion can really blur your judgment, and that just makes things worse.

There are times you aren’t ready to talk, and that’s okay. Communication is two-way, and if one person isn’t ready to accept or hear what the other wants to say, then that’s not communication, regardless of how many hours you spend “talking”. And the scary thing about it is this pseudocommunication can happen without you realizing it. You can feel “calm” and “open”, but it turns out you’re only hearing the other out to shut them down and invalidate them with what you think. And that’s what drags out conflicts.

Relationships involve people, and people have feelings. Hard logic and a self-centered perspective aren’t the best tools for issues like these. What’s key to resolving conflict is communication, true, but that only works if you have your head, you’re truly open to understanding the other person’s side, and you’re humble enough to accept and take responsibility for your contribution to the conflict. 

God, this show.

Periods suck. Witchcraft helps.

Spells:

Sigils:

Teas: 

(Please research herbs before using them, not all the posts are very informative about all the effects herbs may have! ESPECIALLY if you’re on meds.)

Other:

Mundane tips:

I’d like to request that you keep gender out of any comments that you make on this. People of various gender identities get periods (or don’t), lets be inclusive here!

Youtubers. Are. People. Too.

This shouldn’t need to be said, but I really feel like I have to say something. People seem to forget that YouTubers are human. They seem to forget that they have feelings and that they have lives and that YouTube isn’t necessarily the only thing they ever worry about.
People seem to forget that YouTubers are not objects or toys that are designed to entertain us. People get selfish an don’t want to share them, they don’t want to see them move on to other things.
At the end of the day, they’re just people. They have lives. They have friends and significant others who they put before their careers (and rightfully so) and, most importantly, they have emotions.
They have emotions that can be shattered by harsh things people spew at them. They may not show these emotions in every video they make (or in any of them) but they’re still there. Depression can be so easily masked by a big smile and a loud laugh. It’s so easy to hide for some people.
The best way to get out your feelings is to talk about them. YouTubers are no different. If talking helps them, then they are going to turn to their biggest support group. You. They want your support. They want their voice to be heard by people who care because in that moment, that’s what they need.
When you mock them or make jokes about that, it’s going to hurt. They may never even see those jokes, but what if they did.
Instead of idolizing YouTubers and putting them on these pedestals, think of them as an adult or parent or just someone you know in your everyday life. Would you force those people into relationships (with yourself or others) because you believe that they belong with that person and no one else? Would you ruin their current relationship to do that? Would you purposefully be mean/hurtful to them after they spoke their feelings to you? Would you stop talking to them altogether and hate them because they said/did one thing wrong?
Probably not. You’d likely work things out, and you know what? It’s not that different in these fandoms. Sure, you may not be able to directly affect things like this when it comes to a YouTuber/community relationship, but you can sure as hell try. If you be nice, then maybe you can convince someone else to be nice.

One of my favorite things about the k-pop fandom is that their could be a picture of an idol where their face is completely covered by a hat and face mask, and their will still be tags of exactly who it is, what day it was taken, and about how your dying because of how amazing they look

The Social Stigma of Solitude

Oh, Chance-The-Rapper-Parody-Account, how I adore thee…

I love being alone.

Does that look sad written down?

It does.

But it’s not.

Last night I was listening to a podcast about a student who was struggling to “be normal” by partaking in her college’s nightlife, and I suddenly got flashbacks of the alienation I had felt in my twenties. I struggled to socialise in the same way that the rest of my peer group did and I had no idea why.

Until I read Susan Cain’s book, “Quiet”, I’d never thought anything about introversion. Based on what I’d read in mainstream media, extroverts were the cool party people and introverts were the shy weirdos. I didn’t self-identify as an introvert - I was lively and talkative! - but I liked spending large periods of time alone. Nonetheless, I wanted to be a social butterfly with lots of friends, spreading my wings all over town. Who wanted to be a loner? Nobody. Who actually was a loner? Me!

I hid my love of solitude for a long time, which, hilariously, made me more awkward and anti-social. I felt guilty for declining social invitations (as if my mere absence would be threatening the rest of humanity’s ability to have a great time). And society didn’t exactly encourage solitude - it seemed anti-human and anti-community - so, I often thought “what the hell is up with me?”. But as Susan Cain observes, “Introversion is not about being anti-social, it’s about being differently social”. She states that “Introverts prefer quiet, minimally stimulating environments, while extroverts need higher levels of stimulation to feel their best”. Reading her book made me feel less strange, and less alone. I realised that all the behaviours I felt awkward about were actually connected to preserving and generating energy in a different way to how extroverts do. This helped me to change how I structured my social and work life.

Illustration by Maxine Sarah


My Old Socialising Patterns

  1. Meet a friend for dinner once a week.
  2. Go on a complete rager every two weeks because I’d suddenly realise “Oh, I’m very lonely. I think I need other humans to feel human!”.
  3. Consume huge amounts of vodka.
  4. Probably be sick when I get home because I knew zero about moderation.
  5. Spend next day feeling elated and high off the sheer relief that I, Marina Diamandis, had survived a social event and could get back to the business of being alone.

(As you can imagine, I’m pretty relieved this is no longer my life).

I don’t think any of us are 100% introvert or extrovert; we all share traits from both sides of the spectrum. But the way in which we gain energy is the signifier. Extroverts get their energy from being with other people, whereas introverts recharge when they’re alone. According to Eysenck’s psychophysical-based theory, introverts experience higher levels of arousal in their brain, so they don’t seek or need the same levels of stimulation that extroverts do. Apparently, 30 - 50% of the are population classified as introverts, but because society favours extroverted traits, people adjust their behaviour accordingly. Extraversion has been rewarded somewhat in our culture so perhaps there is a healthy swing of the pendulum going on. Even so, there still seems to be a social stigma, or curiosity, about aloneness.

Since I was 21, I’ve gone on plenty of solo traveling trips. I never feel weird going for a swanky lunch by myself (though admittedly, this confidence has been hard won), and whenever I spot someone doing something on their own, I think “cool!”, but I also think “brave”. The bravery isn’t related to doing stuff on your own, it’s about defying the social expectations around you. The feeling that people may be looking at you, judging you, and casting assumptions about your “aloneness”. And I’m not here to say “being alone is the best!” because it’s not always, but sometimes doing trips on your own can teach you things about yourself that you wouldn’t find out if you’d gone with others. (Also, vice versa).

I’ve been a bit nervous about writing about this subject, as I imagined people might say “But you’re not an introvert. You’re a performer. A very talkative, energetic performer!”, to which I would reply, “Yes, but I spend most of my tours recharging alone in hotel rooms. Also - have you even heard my song ”Solitaire“?!”. If there is any kind of message in this post it’s to go with the flow of your natural tendencies instead of resisting them for the sake of social expectations. If I could have known more about introversion in my twenties I would have spared myself a lot of unnecessary anguish. Sometimes partying is exactly what we need, other times a night alone is more valuable.

Over the years I’ve tried to find some deep, dark underlying reason for this “unnatural” character trait but I’m happy to say there isn’t really one. The only reason I can find is an ingrained social attitude that regards solitude as strange, sad or lonely. For anyone reading this who struggles with any of the above, just know there are lots of other people who feel exactly like you. We’re all wired differently - and let me take a minute to thank God for my extrovert friends who introduce me to new people - otherwise I’d never meet anyone. Also, someone needs to set up an “Introverts Society” for crying out loud! Meetings can be held once a year (maximum. Via Skype. From the safety of our rooms.).

Share your experiences here.

Love, Marina

Jimin loves himself and he is in love

I am so proud of Jimin.  You can tell that he is finally happy with himself.  He may not be 100% happy all the time(but who really is?) but because he loves himself he can really love someone else.  Jimin is even ready to talk and share some of the struggles he has gone through.  That takes so much confidence especially when he is in the spot light for all those jerks out there that love to judge.  If you are one of those people that like to hate on any BTS member then you need to learn to love yourself. 

The person he loves right now it’  s pretty obvious to me who that is and that person loves him just as much back.  They adore each other.  This kind of love is rare.  It’ s so fascinating to watch the growth that they have both had.  I think I may talk about that growth in another post when I have more time.

Those that don’t see it as real, it really boils down to this.  Either they are the greatest actors of all time or they are one the best true love stories we viewers are lucky to get to see.  I hope these two continue down this journey and stay together forever and be happy and don’t let  anyone or any culture/country impact their decision.  

I ship Jimin with whoever makes him happy.  That person happens to think that my bias is honey, beautiful, pretty, sexy, hot, moody, handsome bare faced, cute, mochi, thinks the wet hair look is good on him, keeps him laughing by making an utter fool of himself sometimes, always checks to see if he’s looking or listening like Jimins opinion is all that matters, gives his full attention to him when Jimin speaks, the endless teasing like a elementary student with a crush and then later in years more adult teasing(that’s all I’ll say on that)…I could seriously keep going and going.  I may someday but for now I think you get that point.  

anonymous asked:

What do you think about NISAmerica's localization of Ouma's lines in general, especially in chapter 5?

Both of these questions deal with pretty much the same issue, so I’ll be answering them both together. Also, Ouma’s localization in particular is something I’ve been wanting to discuss ever since I got to about midway through Chapter 4 in particular, so now that I’m finally finished playing the localization in general, I’m glad to have a chance to talk about it specifically. I’ll be saving my thoughts on the rest of the localization for other posts, but for this one in particular, I really do want to talk about what happened to Ouma’s characterization in particular.

First and foremost, I want to say: these are my personal thoughts on the matter. I’m not here to bash on other people’s translation work, moreso with the amount of effort and detail that’s required for translation. Some of the errors that occurred throughout the course of the localization were not, in fact, due to any one translator but were instead the natural result of what happens when you have four translators working on different characters—that is to say, a simple lack of context and communication. Several lines were drastically mistranslated simply because the translators didn’t know what the character immediately beforehand had said, and this caused some confusion in the process.

However, it is a fact that much of Ouma’s characterization, particularly in Chapter 5, suffered as a result of this localization and the translation choices that were taken. In fact, some of the most important, plot-relevant scenes concerning Ouma were translated in a way that I believe makes it much more difficult for people who have only played the localization (and therefore had no access to the original lines) to understand his motivations, his thought process, or his character in general.

This entire post is going to be very, very long, namely because I tried to go in-depth and double-check all the original Japanese text before writing. I’ve bolded some of the points I felt were most pivotal to what the localization messed up. Huge spoilers for the whole game are under the read more, so be careful if you’re trying to stay spoiler-free!

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