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TEXTS FROM DARK AND ANTI: Part 42

Aka, TEXTS FROM DARK, ANTI, AND GOOGLE: Part 2

I feel like Dark might be annoyed with Google and want to “assert his dominance” as the Baddest Bitch™ in Mark’s household, but I think they’d both kinda get along and bond over their shared Doneness with Anti.

ALSO: in the other Googleplier edit I implied that Mark was also possessed by Google, but in my theory about Google’s/Warfstache’s origins, I studied it further and decided that Google more likely exists as a virus in Mark’s computer, so I changed his character a bit to fit this more. I also made his typing style look L-I-K-E–T-H-I-S so that you could tell him apart from Dark when he’s talking.

Parts 1-41 here!

What Subaru means by “demonically possessed” is there is a saying in Japanese that goes 神がかってる (kamigakatteru) which means “divinely possessed” literally. Figuratively, it means “wow I’m on fire!! I’m in the zone!!” where a god must have possessed you or SOMETHING bc look how amazing you are??

Subaru takes this saying and uses 鬼がかってる (onigakatteru) “demonically possessed” instead (before knowing that Rem and Ram are demon twins) bc he had the preconception that (1) demons are more fun than gods bc you hear about them more in stories, and they seem to do the most things (2) thinks demon’s are fun hanging out buddies bc they’ll laugh with you abt the future (3) I mean cmon there are people on the internet and junk who think demons are the coolest!!!

Subaru in turn, becomes obsessed with this phrase he combined from two idioms or sayings and says it in 2-3 of his lives, and it’s his Thing now, especially after finding out it resonated with the demon twins what a dweeb

Draco was slouched against the back wall of the cell when he heard her.   They’d had to put him in a cell by himself because the other Death Eaters blamed his family for their loss and saw him as a convenient target.  Alone, bruised and hungrier than he could ever remember being, but no one was physically hurting him anymore so he’d settled down to wait for either a trial - unlikely - or for the victors to just shove him into Azkaban without one.

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Related to Arthur’s arm

When Shiro emerges from the ground, that is when we see Arthurs possesed arm pop up then leave, but when I started to see it repeatedly, I noticed how the arm freaked out and froze as soon as his eyes… err eye looked at Shiro, then made his escape.

Like… he doesn’t want to fuck with Shiro???  IS THERE MORE TO IT?!!

Maturity and the Okumura Twins

So, Yukio is the mature one of the Okumura twins, right? He’s so grown-up, so skilled, so smart. He can handle the duties of a fully licensed exorcist and still maintain top grades as the resident genius. So he’s obviously mature, right?

Wrong.

In actuality, Rin shows a lot more maturity out of the two of them.

You’re probably thinking that I’m insane. After all, Rin is the one who gets into fights all the time, jumps in head first, and pretty much goes with his guts all the time. Which is all true. He does have some childish tendencies where he lets his heart take the lead, especially when it’s about experiences that relate to him (such as when he called out Suguro about hating his dad because he knew he’d regret it).

But that’s not what maturity is about.

Now, if you look in a dictionary, one of the definitions of mature is “having reached an advanced stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an adult.” In other words, you have mental (not necessarily intelligence) or emotional processes that are like that of an adult.

And yeah, these are not something that Yukio has.

It’s been pointed out many times that Yukio is the type who’d get possessed by a demon. And that’s not all hot air. He’s let the words of both Todo and Lucifer tempt him and he tends to be obsessive about things to an unhealthy degree. He has a single-minded pursuit of knowledge, whether it’s about the mystery of his eyes or his and Rin’s birth. And he will do anything to gain this knowledge, even toss himself off a freaking building. This is all pointing at how he is not really mature mentally because he sees no problem with this.

I’ve mentioned before that Yukio has a tendency to get wrapped up in what he thinks he should do, as well as his own problems. This is very, very much a teenager thing to do. Teenagers are ego-centric like this. Now, some of you may protest that he can’t be ego-centric because he does several things in the name of Rin and protecting his brother. However, promising to protect Rin, as well as several other things with his brother, are decisions that he himself made and continually shackles himself too (and that he blames Rin for, despite choosing for himself). In some ways, you could say that Rin is his excuse for doing several things. In any case, it all ends up coming back to him.

So then, let’s move onto the second aspect: emotions.

I think we can all agree that Yukio is one of the most emotionally stunted people in the series. And this is a cast that includes kids who were tortured, lied to, dealt with death and/or prejudice, and legit demons.

His lack of emotional maturity rears its head oftentimes with Shura and Rin. The other Exwires were shocked when Yukio lost his cool at Shura’s childishness during the camping trip, because Yukio’s mask of maturity had fallen to show how he really feels.

That’s pretty much why he lacks emotional maturity. He tends to bottle everything up and hide it until it explodes. He doesn’t know how to deal with it.

It’s this lack that has lead to several poor decisions, like pointing a gun at his brother and blaming him for their father’s death, not trying to find a way to get back-up so he could fight a grudge match with Todo, see the above about having a relentless pursuit of knowledge regardless of health and safety, shooting his brother in the face, yelling at his brother…

Actually, I think the crappy way that Yukio tends to treat Rin mostly comes from his lack of maturity. Quite simply, he doesn’t know how to deal with the volatile mix of jealousy, love, and fear he has towards his brother and because of his lack of mental maturity to boot, he takes it out on him. Though of course, that is not a good excuse for treating him like he does (which I’ve talked about before).

Ultimately, Yukio’s maturity is a very thin mask that can be easily seen through if you know him well enough or study him enough. That’s not to say that we adults never pretend to be more mature than we really are, but Yukio tries to force it all the time. And that in and of itself isn’t mature.

Heck, thinking about it, kids who try to claim to be mature tend to clearly not be mature. At all.

So by now, you can clearly see that Yukio is not mature. And you’re probably wondering how that makes Rin the mature one.

I’ll admit that Rin is not that most mature mentally. He’s obviously a teenager, acts like one, and can behave quite childishly. But as has been pointed out in contrast to Yukio, Rin is not the type to get possesssed/fall to a demon (if he can be. He is half-human).

Rin’s strong point of maturity is how emotionally mature he is. He wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s honest. He doesn’t try to hide things. He’s good at judging other people’s emotions and he knows how to at least try to help them approach it (though he may use more violent or straight-forward methods than are really necessary, or let his anger take over). He has pretty good EQ.

Also, he knows how to accept things and let them lie. I’ve made a post previously about how Rin tends to accept things maturely even if it’s something that hurts him. He dealt with his classmates’ rejection without taking it out on them or blaming them. He was fine with Shiemi rejecting his confession and agreed that he was fine with them still being friends.

Rin knows when to just let things be and move on. He knows how to work with people he doesn’t necessarily like in order to deal with what’s going on in the moment (as long as his temper doesn’t take over, but hey, he’s still a kid).

This is the sort of stuff that adults do everyday.

And unlike Yukio, Rin’s maturity isn’t something that he’s faking usually. He doesn’t even try to claim he’s mature, and to me, that the clearest sign that he’s more mature.

However, this does not mean that this is necessarily an ultimate problem or a reason to hate on Yukio. After all, they are still kids. They’re allowed to be immature and they still have time to grow up. As long as they survive.

You’re free to disagree with me as you wish, but I just wanted to put this out there. It kinda bugs me how everyone seems to claim that Yukio is the mature one when he really, really is not. I really would’ve thought his outburst in the last released chapter would’ve made that clear.

Spoopy Bagginshield Fics II

Since a number were not listed on Part I, here is part II of spoopy, scary and other flavour-of-the-season Bagginshield Fics (or Bilbo-and-Thorin centric). This time featuring more hauntings and zombies, but also dragons, acts of cannibalism, and more!

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