JuminZen Week // 22 - 28 May

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At the end of May 2017 we will have our very first ever week to celebrate the amazing and fun pairing that is JuminZen! To join, create something and in the week of 22 - 28 May, tag it with the tag #juminzenweek so we can reblog it! You’re also welcome to submit your work to the blog in that week!

Daily Prompts:

Day 1: Secrets // Mutual Pining
Day 2: Cats // Drinking // Ribbons & Mirrors
Day 3: First Kiss // Discoveries
Day 4: Alternate Universe // Hanbok
Day 5: Hurt/Comfort // (Beach) Date
Day 6: Cherry Blossoms Festival // Food
Day 7: Early Mornings // Living Together


  • Your work must be about JuminZen
  • You don’t have to use the prompts if you don’t want to and think of your own
  • Other pairings are welcome, as long as the main pairing remains JuminZen
  • Anyone can participate (writers, artists, editors, etc.)
  • Tag the post with #juminzenweek so we can reblog your work!
  • Don’t worry if you didn’t finish on time! We will still reblog your creations no matter when as long as it is tagged or post when you submit them
  • NSFW is allowed
  • Multiple AUs are allowed
  • No hatred on another ship/character/person
  • If you have any questions, you can message @mariamagica, @misericordemika or send an ask to this blog.

I hope you will enjoy this week!!

the lesson in “13 Reasons Why” is not “always be nice to everybody because you don’t know what’s going on in their lives”

the point of “13 Reasons Why” is not “any one of those selfish kids could have magically cured Hannah Baker’s mental health issues”

please stop projecting your irresponsible helplessness onto others

please stop pretending that a person’s mental health is anyone else’s responsibility but their own

other people are not responsible for your life

other people have their own shit to deal with

I didn’t agree with the alignment charts floating around so I made one of my own

Other characters that I didn’t have space for:

Kamimatsu: Chaotic Good

Akumatsu : Neutral Evil

Nyaa-chan: Lawful Neutral

Totoko: Lawful Chaotic ( a new alignment just for her and her alone)


Wölundlied / Brynhilds Helfahrt”, illustrations by Klaus Wrage (1930). It contains the Wölundlied (Völundarkviða) in 44 illustrations and Brynhilds Helfahrt (Helreið Brynhildar) in 18 illustrations. Based on the German translations of the Edda by Felix Genzmer. Beautifully done and absolutely wonderful to look at. 


Two findings from the local book market today:

Aus Natur und Geisteswelt: Germanische Mythologie, Julius von Negelein, 1906
Die Edda, Karl Simrock, 1927

I just had to get my hands on them. Simrock’s translation of the Edda might be one of the most accurate German translations and will be a nice addition to the translation by Genzmer which I already own. Plus it has some very lovely illustrations inside and just looks nice all in all. 

As for the book by v. Negelein, I still have to check how reliable his sources are, as in the early 20th century there has been quite interest in Germanic mythology and things often turned out to be historically highly incorrect, as a lot of things were simply made up or changed to sound more appealing or more “mysterious”, drifting more into esotericism. However, it’s part of a series of scientific books on various subjects, so my hopes are that this is indeed more of a scientific book. At least it seemed like that on the first glance. 

The old historian I bought these books from was quite supportive and offered to look through his personal archive again to see if he can find more books related to his subject, as he was quite sure he’d still have something I might be interested in, so chances are I’ll get my hands on more good and interesting stuff soon. 

In one of the books I recently acquired (Wrage’s illustrations) I found this lovely handwritten dedication. Apparently a man bought the book for his girlfriend/wife and was an admirer of Richard Wagner’s “Tristan & Isolde”, as it contains two quotes from it. The dedication says:

Meine Elli, zu eigen Dir, [My Elli, all yours,]
“die im Busen mir
[who in my breast]
die Glut entfacht,
[kindled the glow,]
die mir das Herze
[who makes my]
brennen macht,
[heart burn,]
die mir als Tag
[who like Day]
der Seele lacht!”
[loughs in my soul!]
“Und achte auch
[and witness too]
des Sühne-Eids,
[the oath of reconciliation,]
den ich zum Dank
[which I take, in gratitude]
dir sage:
[to you:]
Tristan’s Ehre
[Tristan’s honour]
höchste Treu’!
[utter loyalty!]
Tristan’s Elend
[Tristan’s misery]
kühnster Trotz!”
[keenest defiance!]

Toppenstedt d. 14.8.46

I love finding this kind of stories in old books. A real one among fiction. :)