remember when i could relate to this

When I was in college, I wrote a story in which one of the characters was a vampire who could turn into a bat, but when he was a bat, he had a bat brain and was too stupid to remember to turn back. So his brother would have to blast “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” by the Beatles on repeat until he remembered he was human, and honestly, I can relate because when I hear the song “Take On Me” play in a public place, it just BRINGS ME TO LIFE.

Yuri on Ice 2017/02/11 all night event report

I’m back from the event and I’ll write a report before going to sleep, mostly because I’m sure I will not be able to decipher my scribbles when I wake up… It’s not the full talk show since you can’t record it and also I couldn’t possibly write down everything, but I tried to take note of most things, especially stuff that has never been mentioned elsewhere. In the end it became quite long so I guess I was able to get most of the stuff down…

Needless to say it’s my notes, so other people might write about parts I omitted, etc. To be honest quite a few of the things they said especially in the beginning, like what the seiyuu think about their characters, is something I’ve read so many times in interviews that I could almost answer in their place, lol… I was a bit disappointed that one of the questions that was answered is the one about Chris’ mysterious acquaintance, because actually Kubo answered that in Pash already (it’s in the Q&A part I’ll be translating later), and I hoped they would feature questions about stuff that hasn’t been explained yet. Well I guess not everybody reads interviews, but still…

Due to the format of the report you can find my comments here and there, mostly in brackets.
Under the cut because it’s long.

I forgot to mention something important: the ones participating in the talk show were Mitsurou Kubo, Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Yuuri), Junichi Suwabe (Victor), Kouki Uchiyama (Yurio).

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remember when some dipshit claimed people hated Dolores Umbridge more than Voldemort cause of misogyny instead of the fact Voldemort is an fantasy black magic serpent man and Dolores Umbridge is just a petty bitter middle manager who abuses power she’s given which is a type of person everyone on earth knows and can relate to dealing with more than they can dealing with fucking Sauron


After being in the astro community for quite a while now, I’ve noticed a number of different ways that people make mistakes and assumptions. I’m very passionate about the way that astrology is received by the world, and I want it to be a practice that is RESPECTED and possibly even accepted by everyone (eventually). Here are some ways that astro blogs tend to invalidate astrology.

*DISCLAIMER* - I am not targeting any specific people. I’m a Virgo moon, and I only want people to become better astrologers and improve the way astrology is used on this website. And I also want everyone to think more before they post! I’m a naturally critical person and want to fix things, but I don’t want anyone to take personal offense to it (my Libra mars wouldn’t like that!). 

- Using sun sign alone. People rely heavily on sun-sign ONLY astrology. Why do people insist on only talking about sun signs? This is just one slice of someone’s personality - there is a whole chart that needs to be looked at, showing that each person has many other qualities other than the ones expressed by their sun. This is not real astrology, and never has been. This is the astrology created by popular media. Most people will not relate to their sun sign in posts anyway unless the post is about their ego, central identity, and general personality. Most astro bloggers make posts that are not about those things, yet they still insist on writing using sun sign instead of another planet that would be much more accurate. Before you write, think about which planet it would REALLY apply to. Please read my post here for a more detailed explanation of this.

- Forgetting your audience. When reading posts, most people ASSUME that the sun sign is the placement the post would apply to. For example, if the post says “Aquarius in love”, 99% of people (especially newcomers to astrology) try to relate it to Aquarius sun - when in fact, this would need to relate to Aquarius venus since venus is the planet of love. Aquarius suns would not have the qualities that this post describes, unless they have an Aquarius venus as well. Even some highly respectable blogs do this - they forget their audience. They don’t realize that most people don’t understand the way the planets work. I see this most often with sun sign posts, but it could also be true for others. Like, there could be a post about the moon signs that really would actually relate more to mercury. The idea is, remember that people don’t know right off the bat which placement the post would apply to. Help them out! Less people will write off your posts as inaccurate if you do this anyway.

- Including the 13th sign Ophiuchus. Just, no. Please don’t. This was a hoax created by NASA to try to prove astrology false. Astrology isn’t based on the constellations anyway, so there is no 13th sign. It’s based on the sections of the sky - they just happen to be named after certain constellations. The signs haven’t shifted. Read my post here about this for more information.

- Generalizing the signs. “Geminis are talkative and full of gossip!!!” “Cancers are soooo emotional and cry all the time!!!” “Leos want to hog the spotlight 24/7!!!!” Honestly, generalizing only leads to people getting upset. Not to mention the fact that it’s completely inaccurate. Most Geminis are not gossipy, most Cancers are not crybabies, and most Leos are not attention hogs. This could even happen with other planet placements (like moon signs or rising signs), I just happen to see it mostly with sun signs. These kind of posts are made by the same people who tend to only write about sun sign away. Read a real description of the sun signs (I recommend, or don’t say anything at all. The signs are complex, and can’t be labeled. Also, people don’t realize that all placements and signs can be either introverted or extroverted. They assume that the air/fire signs are extroverted and the earth/water signs are introverted. Sun signs cannot be limited to one personality type - not to mention the fact that the expression of introversion vs. extroversion is actually shown by the rising sign because that is the “shell” that the world sees. See my post here about how the rising signs can be both introverted and extroverted.

- Grouping the signs into categories. I’m sure everyone reading this has seen a post where half of the signs will be in one category and half of the signs will be in another. This isn’t accurate astrology. Signs cannot be grouped or limited - they are unique, and have 12 individual forms of expression. Limiting them to two or three categories makes astrology simple and trite, when in fact it is extremely complex (but fascinating). It’d be one thing if they grouped them by element (earth, air, water, fire), modality (cardinal, mutable, fixed), but most don’t even do that. It’s literally random most of the time. If you’re going to group the signs, at least offer an explanation why you put each sign in each category.

- Dismissing signs or placements as simply compatible or incompatible. Let’s be real here - each sign has the potential to be compatible with ANY sign. Also, compatibility should focus more on moon or venus sign as opposed to sun sign. Sun sign compatibility just determines the kind of general energy that would surround the relationship. Compatibility is complex. Instead of saying whether or not two people are compatible, say WHY. Show, for example, how their moon signs are different elements, how their venus signs are sextile, and how their rising signs are sister signs. Show how one person’s moon sign is the same sign as the other person’s sun sign. Compatibility is really about connections, anyway. Read my post here for more information.

- Basing astrology just on people you know. Not all Scorpios are energetic just because your best friend is. The reality is, your friend is a Sagittarius rising with an Aries mars. This has nothing to do with her being a Scorpio. When you make posts basing the information solely on one or two people you know, this is spreading false information. This could mean that readers would then assume in the future that all Scorpios are energetic just from reading your post. I hate to break it to you, but a lot of people believe everything they read. Especially if they’re beginners to astrology. Please do your best not to influence them to make assumptions.

- Posting without knowledge. You’d be surprised how much this one comes up. If you don’t know a lot about Taurus moons, don’t make a post about them. Simple as that. Play to your strengths to avoid spreading false information. Again, people believe everything they read more often than you think.

- Giving astrology a bad name. Astrology is fun. If you’re reading this, you probably would agree with me. But, there’s a difference between “fun” astrology that is accurate and “fun” astrology that just makes astrology a complete joke. “The signs as types of peanut butter” doesn’t improve people’s knowledge at all. I mean, sure, you could say it’s funny, but it really isn’t. It’s just pointless, and only serves to make readers think that astrology is a joke. Most people who make these don’t consider that people look at them and assume that that’s all astrology is. Every post you make is influencing people’s perception of the subject. Again, at least offer an explanation for WHY an Aries would sleep with five pillows if you’re really going to make a post about the number of pillows the signs sleep with. Chances are, you don’t have one anyway. Sure, you can say all you want that I’m “taking the fun out of it!!!!” or something. But I’m really not. I just want astrology to be perceived as something that really works, not something people make fun of. I’m sick of people laughing at astrology for the wrong reasons - and joke posts are not helping. You can make astrology accurate AND funny. Here’s an example of a post I made about the venus signs that people found amusing, yet also related to at the same time.

I feel like having a lack of empathy is misunderstood by a lot of people. I still feel my own emotions as strongly as anyone, but with other people, it’s more that I can just sort of recognize their feelings rather than feel for them.

I wish I could feel empathy, I wish I could flip a switch and turn it on and off as I please, because as it stands now, I can’t really connect with people. All I can do is analyze behavior and mannerisms, and even when I figure out their emotions from that, I don’t know what to do next. If it’s a situation I can relate to, I can go, “Oh I remember how that felt for me, so wow this must be rough for you,” but beyond that I’m kind of lost. I’ll feel sympathy for someone, I can feel sorry for them, but I don’t actually feel sad for them. I won’t lose any sleep over it, I’ll just go, “wow sucks for them, if I can help I will but if I can’t then oh well.”

People say they don’t want your pity, but there’s really nothing more I can give them.


— Samantha Barks on Wicked and Idina Menzel.
Do you have a dream role onstage?
Wicked would be a dream job. The reason I started in musical theatre was the role of Elphaba. I love that role. It’s a beautiful role […] I first saw Wicked when I was 16 and I remember it making me cry. I know that it’s a happy production in many parts, but I think the fact that the whole thing is so vocally powerful and the songs are so beautiful is why it drove me to tears. It means a lot to me because, again, I remember the first time I saw it thinking: yep, that’s what I want to do. I could really relate to it.

Running Flat

*kicks down fandom door* I’M COMIN’ IN! 

Lance, like all the other paladins, is finally getting used to the “mind meld” they all have to indulge in when controlling their lions. Until someone’s uncontrollable crush comes in and knocks them all back in surprise. It’s a crush that circles persistently through their thoughts and only gets stronger as time goes on, until they begin to realize this might be a bit more serious than the term “crush” implies. 

Meanwhile, the unfortunate paladin behind it all is trying desperately to bury the feelings away, yet failing at every turn. 


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Part 1

The mind meld, as Lance (because he was a genius) had deemed it, that the five paladins were quite forced into when they were in their lions was something they’d all been initially uncomfortable with. But as their battles with the Galra and practice days had worn on, they’d grown quite accustomed to the whole thing. The mental connection wasn’t overly invasive, after all. More or less, it was about intention.

Not intention as in they could control what was projected and what wasn’t, but more as though their thoughts and feelings had to be intentionally severe. For example, Pidge’s irritation when they were cornered by the Galra was always very obvious, or Shiro’s deep desire that they all stay calm and collected. Hunk was known for, well, panic, but that usually faded pretty quickly in favor a deep thrumming determination and focus (as well as hunger when they were practicing boring formations). Keith had less constant interjections and was more inclined to shoot them up with irritation or rage (depending on the situation) for short bursts of seconds. Lance was also pretty sure that, when things were dire, the fierce desire to protect came from Keith too. He’d thought it was Shiro at first, until their head’s steady kind of acute protectiveness had come to the surface.

Though everyone was flattered at these rare displays by Keith, no one said anything. Probably wouldn’t have gone over too well and, honestly, making Keith feel embarrassed by the bonds he’d formed with them probably wasn’t a good idea when considering how he kept to himself most of the time.

Because, yes, even Lance knew when there was potential to go a step too far. He liked to bicker and poke and prod at Keith, and be a general annoyance to everyone, but he wasn’t out to hurt feelings. Not intentionally anyway. He was a people person, after all, and spent a great deal of energy feeling others out and learning their boundaries. Sure, his fellow paladins probably didn’t realize as much (he knew they thought he was slightly ridiculous and maybe even a little stupid—most people did), but it was true. He was generally thoughtful and only pushed as far as he was sure someone could take.

His supposed intellect (or assumed lack) and knack for being annoying aside, he brought his own degree of Lance to the mind meld mud pile of feelings. Optimism, that was what he generally projected in battle or practice. After all, they had to have faith they were going to succeed in order to do so. Maybe optimism wasn’t as important as Hunk’s determination, Shiro’s steady hand, Pidge’s irritated analyses, or Kieth’s adrenaline inducing rage, but it must have been good for something. Otherwise there’d be problems. Allura was always going on about how they had to be balanced, how it was important that their own thoughts work well with everyone else’s.

And since no one had been complaining, Lance could only come to so many conclusions. Either his optimism was useful or, well, simply wasn’t a hindrance, worst case scenario. Not like they really talked about each other’s mental brain waves, after all. They’d all pretty much deduced who was who—it was pretty obvious—but so long as things were going smoothly, there was no need to call any of it to attention.

That was what Lance told himself anyway. Even if his fluffy, hovering over their heads optimism was as much use as a lawnmower in space, at least he wasn’t causing problems. That in and of itself was enough to keep him positive.

Maybe he was a fifth wheel, but at least he wasn’t running flat.

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Even+Sana & S4.

Even and Sana - we already how great the prospect of having them two becoming and being 2 really, really great friends is - there’s no doubt in that. They’re a major BROTP.

But, whilst analysing S3 (because that’s what me and @josteninski have been doing all day everyday ever since S3 ended), a few very, very direct hints have pointed out exactly WHY Even and Sana’s friendship should - and could - be explored and be seen on screen in S4. If this was to happen, it’d be breaking down so many stereotypes and so many barriers, just like how Isak and Sana’s friendship did in S3. It’d form such an important relationship in S4 for a focus to be on, just like how at the end of S3, Magnus and Even’s little budding friendship became a focus, which there’s no doubt, will continue on in S4 too. And there’s PLENTY of proof in S3 as to exactly why Even/Sana could very well happen in S4.

  • Let’s start from the end and work our way backwards. The last dialogue that was spoken in the S3 finale began when Isak said this:

There’s very, very specific detailing here. 4 systems of belief are mentioned here: Allah, Jesus, The Theory of Evolution and Parallel Universes. These 4 were MAJOR points of discussion throughout S3, and related back to 3 characters:

Allah = Sana and Even (how so? I’ll explain further down as we go along).
The Theory of Evolution = Sana.
Jesus = Even (the Jesus tshirt, 21:21, Even dressing as God etc) and Isak’s Mum.
Parallel Universes = Even.

From the 3 characters, it’s Even and Sana who relate the most back to these 4 concepts - Sana taking 2, and Even equally taking 2. Even and Sana helped Isak, SO MUCH, in shaping his beliefs in S3. Even did, with making Isak learning to live in the now, and Sana did, by making Isak realise that fear doesn’t come from religion, and she became a guide for Isak to gain that courage to reach out to his Mum.

Everything happens on this show for a reason, for a parallel to occur, to come back full circle. I’ve got no doubt that that dialogue was a small hint, a doorway opening into S4, leading me to believe that one of the major focuses on S4 will be on Even and Sana, as friends, together. 

  • Which brings me nicely to my next point: Even and Sana meeting each other in the finale.

I mean, of course we know they’ve met before. Why did they need to show us this again? Your argument will be “because Sana came to return the 10% drugs to Isak, and Even was stood there, so naturally, it’d happen.” But, honestly? At this point in the season, did it even MATTER anymore if Sana gave Isak the 10% drugs or not? Not really. Isak would have been fine without them. He didn’t demand them back. And Sana’s a smart girl, she would have figured out what to have done with them to dispose of them. So honestly, what was the point of this scene - because there MUST have been a point. 

The point was: For Isak to become a bridge, connecting Even and Sana together. It was the EXACT same with Magnus and Even too. Isak introduced the boys to Even and vice versa, and from all the boys, it was Magnus ONLY that hugged Even. Later on, we’d come to find out that indeed, it was because Magnus understood Even, since Magnus’ Mum was bipolar too. That became a link for Magnus and Even, whose friendship, I’m sure, is gonna continue on in S4. I mean, in the finale, did you see how Magnus took on Even’s advice? Not Isak’s, or Jonas’ or Mahdi’s - he took on Even’s. And it worked for him and Vilde! It’s the EXACT same thing here, with Sana and Even too. Look at the look they both share in the GIF above - that’s a look of pure acknowledgment. Of, “I see you. I know who you are, by name now. And Isak’s our common ground.” Just like how Magnus and Even hugged, this is that, only in the form of appreciative glances here. 

But just like how with Magnus and Even, not only was Isak their common ground, but so was bipolar disorder. With Sana and Even, the common ground isn’t JUST Isak. It’s also: Islam.

  • This brings me very nicely to my next point. Even and Islam. Remember above when I said I’d discuss how Even related back to Isak talking about Allah? Well, here it is:

There’s a REASON why Sonja was made to say this specific dialogue so blatantly. And at first, as a Muslim myself, it just really, REALLY confused me up as to WHY they’d say this. Why would they say Even memorized the Qura’an - in Arabic no less. What does that have to do with anything? In fact, it COULD have been ANYTHING else Even could have done - but no, he chose to memorize the WHOLE Qura’an. He seeked out Islam when he felt like he needed it the most. He turned to Islam. Some may say that it was because, in his state of elevation, he did that. But, he still did it, nonetheless? And learning the Qura’an doesn’t just happen in one day. It takes YEARS. So Even doing this, within a year, even though it’s a very short time to learn the Qura’an, he still must have dedicated MONTHS towards learning it. And he learnt it.

Then, when we have Even calling out Emma on her generalisations about the LGBT+ community, Even uses “not all Muslims are terrorists” as an example to give his point of view. Yes, that is a very “go to” example, but it’s still used here. By Even. And now that we know that Even memorized the Qura’an, at a time when he needed to do a bit of soul searching and finding some answers, all of a sudden, it just makes even more sense? That Even knows about Islam. Even has some level of education about Islam.

And you know who else he has now, as a reference, in human form, regarding Islam?


Which brings this all back full circle. And I’m SO excited to see how Even and Sana could be portrayed next season. I imagine Even would seek out Sana when he feels like he needs someone to speak to, because he turned to Islam last time, I wouldn’t be surprised if Even turns to Sana for support, or just as a friend in a time of need, or he goes to her to actually understand Islam and what he learnt about Islam, some more, by her. That’d then disclose to Sana, that Even’s learnt the entire Qura’an off by heart - and the discussions that could flow from that honestly give me goosebumps, in terms of Sana making Even understand what he learnt, or Sana giving Even insight, or Even understanding Sana and her struggles. We could see Sana open up to Even, and Even UNDERSTANDING that. 

This could be SUCH a GOOD SOLID friendship forming, with so MUCH representation being shown. Is it foolish of me to hope for so much between Even and Sana? Maybe it is. But there’s so much to fall back on in S3, that gives me that hope that we could see Even/Sana in S4! 

anonymous asked:

thanks for being realistic. the fact u think of the % of how many real ships we might have within 7 guys got me. honestly, i ship km really hard, but sometimes the reality hits me harder. like i know many shippers are actually overhyped a specific km youtuber, but for me, half of her stuffs might be a little reach. don't you think jm is a little hard to read. i totally down for jk, but sometimes jm makes me think he's doing fanservice, or maybe not, bcz he's such a tease and unpredictable.

hi anon~, welcome back (I guess you’re the one who asked about that particular ask) ^-^~
I’m sorry for my late reply again, I’m so wrecked today too and I needed time to think about it.

Okay~, I dunno if it helps, but here is what I tell myself a lot (as much as I love them, ship them, basically root for them, want them to be happy together if possible of course): “My ship ain’t real until they confirm/say it themselves that they’re real”. And even until then, there’s still sth to consider, called “marketing strategy”, since this is the Kpop world we’re talking about (there have been idols dating simply for promoting their groups). However, with all my honesty, and my (biased) belief, BTS and Big Hit will never go that far. The members treasure the members themselves, and the members also treasure us fans.

This is getting so heavy somehow so lemme insert a gif to make things a little bit brighter 

Originally posted by rapmonsexpensivegirl

Okay I’m good to go. So does that mean they don’t do fanservice at all? Of course not. But they’ve toned it down throughout the years. I don’t follow other members as much as Jimin (it’s the truth, I’m a Jimin stan afterall), so I can’t really tell you about it. But for Jimin, I agree with some other people, that the Jimin now we see is more like the real Jimin, not less than the Jimin back in 2013-2014. That, by no means, implies that he was fake either. He could’ve been himself, but at the same time, he had to push himself outside his own norms too. It’s nothing unusual, since they just debuted, plus he was young, they needed attention, they needed to be entertaining, as rookies, they needed to do a lot of stuff. 

Back to our babies Jimin and Jungkook, to be honest and realistic again, of course 100% things they do to each other can’t solely be on their own accords, without being driven by what we call fanservice. However, honestly again, has Jikook/Kookmin always been a popular ship? No, not until recently. Imo, the more popular ship has the tendency to do fanservice more. I think Sajeon-nim also talked about this somewhere in her asks. And one more important thing, Jikook/Kookmin is mostly known for being subtle (but probably not until recently, thanks to our Jeon Jungkook-ssi being so whipped and seems to have no intention of hiding it or toning it down. Well, not that I don’t encourage you, keep up the good work, baby bunny ♥). Like you really have to pay attention to it to actually know it, but once you notice it, you notice it all the time, it’s like a pattern, a series that never ends.

All the “I got my (heart) eyes on you” here, here, here and there:

Originally posted by jikookdetails

Most of the time, there’s basically no reason for them to do fanservice at all, because it happens too fast (for a few secs, or not even 1 sec), and basically no one is really watching, they’re not in the center of attention etc. …

All the time Jungkook made fun of himself simply just to make Jimin laugh, and he even checked if Jimin actually laughed…

The time they got caught walking together in the back in Bon Voyage, ate with the same spoon (I’m sure they have plenty of spoons in airbnb houses) even tho Jungkook tried not to drink directly from the same bottle with others (no offense to any ship really, I just can’t find more examples in my rusty mind)

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anonymous asked:

You seem so confident and cool. I really struggle with my self-perception and self-confidence -- how do you think I can become more comfortable in who I am & what I look like?

Oh man. Well first off, I do not always feel confident and cool, I don’t think anyone does. There’s definitely things about myself and my body that I wish I could change. But when I get twisted up, there’s a few things that help me keep it in perspective:

1. Everybody is a set of strengths and weaknesses. Yup, I have a shit metabolism but you should see my memory. Yeah, I’ll never be able to sing but man can I put together an outfit. So every time I get down about something, I remember that in the grand scheme of humanity, I have some pretty amazing skills. And when I really think about it, I wouldn’t trade my greatest strengths for my greatest weaknesses. Which is related to…

2. Only worry about what’s (a) in your control and (b) what you choose to prioritize. I spent ages in high school thinking that if I just worked out more or ate less then I’d have that lovely, willowy thin type of body that looks amazing and effortless in clothes. But I spent a summer playing/teaching tennis pretty much full time and eating really damn well and guess what, my thighs didn’t magically go away. I have a body that’s built much more like a Serena than a Venus, and I’ve learned that anything outside of unhealthy extreme isn’t going to change that. So, I let it go. Do I sometimes look at an outfit and think “god I would love to look good in that”? Yup. But I’ve learned to either ignore trends that are definitely never going to work on me or find ways of re-working them (straight slip dresses? absolutely not. But add a waistline in here or some twisting there and we’re talking). If something is able to be improved and really matters to you, work on it. Otherwise, you have to give yourself a break. 

3. Stop caring about people that aren’t worth your time. I know, this is horrible advice that begs the question “But HOW?” For me, I regularly prune people out of my life. If your opinion about me doesn’t, or shouldn’t, matter to me, then you don’t either. Poof, begone. I have a small and tight group of people I care about, and their opinions do matter to me. If my boyfriend says I need to tone it down, that’s probably a good call. If my mom says I shouldn’t judge someone so quickly, she’s probably right. So think about who in your life is important - who complements your weaknesses, who always knows just what to say, who isn’t afraid to say what you don’t want to hear - and chop off the excess. I promise you’ll feel lighter not carrying around the weight of unnecessary people’s expectations or judgements. 

4. And most importantly…have goals. If you’re focused and know what you want, it’s much easier to brush off people, ideas, thoughts, that can knock you down. Focus on what’s ahead and you’ll realize just how unnecessary a lot of the crap you’re dealing with is. Stupid relationship drama, bitchy ‘friends,’ nasty comments, it all rolls off like water on a duck when you have a vision you’re working towards. When high school used to get too much, I would close my eyes and try to picture what life would be like at Cam, walking to lectures on cobblestone streets, punting on the river, candlelit dinners… Having a vision for the life you want outside of the bubble you’re in can make all the difference. 

That’s pretty much what I’ve got. I hope some of that is helpful. The long and short is: make sure you’re on the track to be the person you want to be, flaws in areas that don’t matter balanced out with strengths that do. Good luck. 

"He Could Have Pie, He Just Won't Eat It Though...": On the Absence of Pie in Season 12 and the Demystification of Mary Winchester

I am prefacing this by saying that I haven’t watched the most recent episode yet, so if Dean and Co. happen to eat pie in 12x13 “Family Feud” I had no way of knowing it. :)

That said, in the end, even if Dean did enjoy a slice in this week’s episode, it really wouldn’t change a whole lot, because so far we have seen Dean very rarely eat one of his favorite types of food in S12: pie. Sure enough, the reason why we may see Dean not indulge in eating as much pie may be entirely be explained by things outside of the show - like maybe Jensen saying “man, please no more sweet stuff” ;) - still within the context of a show the absence of pie his season feels very telling. Especially so as pie for Dean definitely was a typ of comfort food and held a good deal of connotations and associations that all circled round notions of family, home, safety and love.

In the 12 seasons of Supernatural Dean’s love for pie has become just as infamous as his love for his baby. Even more so Dean’s eating habits as such have been used as an indicator for his emotional state of mind, his longings and wishes and especially over the course of the “Mark of Cain”-arc Dean’s hunger or lack thereof was drawn attention to as it revealed a lot about his emotional struggles (I have written lot on this topic, I’d insert links but as I am typing this on my phone I can’t) as well as the fight he faced within between human and demon. After all, little else is such a direct example of basic human necessities: the need to eat and drink to survive. That entire plot with Dean edging away from being human to becoming a demon was exemplified heaviest when Dean “left that cheeseburger uneaten” as Crowley reminisces before raising Dean as a demon in 9x23 “Do You Believe in Miracles”. Dean’s arc was contrasted with Castiel’s, who as a human for the very first time experienced hunger and thirst as two real necessities to be able to function.

The topic of hunger and food as indicators for humanity therefore have been very directly written into Dean’s personal story arcs from S8 onwards. Given this focus of recent seasons paired with the shows adamancy of inserting Dean’s love for pie as a recurring stylistic device over 12 seasons of the show in general, it feels very striking that Dean seems to have lost his taste or love for pie in S12 almost completely - the season in which he sees his mother returning from the dead.

As mentioned above Dean’s love for pie seems to be to a good extent directly connected to the memory and love of his mother. In fact, 5x16 “Dark Side of the Moon” even gives the audience as much of a “starting point” as to how Dean’s love for pie came to be in the first place when we see one of Dean’s memories play out in which we (as much as Sam) learn that the Winchesters’ “marriage was never perfect until after Mary died” and that Dean comforted his mother when his father had moved out for a couple of days after a bad fight (one now has to wonder if maybe that could have been due to Mary disappearing and hunting), told her that “daddy still loves her” and offered emotional support to his mother when he was a mere 4 years old. It’s that memory standing out clearest in relation to Deans love for pie as Mary not much later after she calls Dean “her little angel” offers him some pie. It’s by no means a truly happy memory imo, especially as it does kind of showcase how Mary tries to lighten the mood with the offer of pie. It’s this action really that frames and explains Dean using pie as “comfort food” in the most literal sense of the term. So of course this will sound somewhat over the top, but one could argue that every time Dean enjoyed a slice of pie in his life he remembered this moment with his mom. A moment nonetheless in which he again acted almost like an adult rather than a child (and yes, that is suppose will just always remain the tragedy of Dean Winchester: his lost childhood, that, as the show progresses, it seems was lost much earlier than when his mother died…

Keeping all of this in mind I think it is interesting to take a look at S12. The season of Mary Winchesters return. The undoing of the past. But for sure not the erasure of old wounds, scars or traumas, but rather the start to add a few new on top. Amara giving Dean “what he needed most” was his mother. She gave the Winchesters a chance to re-write their story, because maybe she wished her and her brother could do the same. What Amara wanted - and there is not a single doubt in my mind, because even though Dabb seems to have forgotten what he himself wrote at the end of last season, Amara wasn’t cruel just cause - was for Dean to be happy and find peace. Little did she know that bringing back the Winchesters’ mom would hardly bring that for him.

Now, as I have written about multiple times at the end of last season and prior the beginning of this season with Mary’s return we aren’t just loosely following the possible re-write of the Winchesters’ story (though much of this season to me feels sadly like “same old same old” and plain repeat), most of all we see the demystification of Mary Winchester - and that may actually be one of the most painful ones for the Winchesters and Dean especially as it seems countless times he is proven that his mother really is nothing like he remembered her to be. Of course there are few characters that have had such a “cult” surrounding them on the show as Mary Winchester. Her own children never really got to know her as a person as they simply were way too small for that to be the case, yet over time Mary was stylized, idealized and turned into a symbol that had very little in common with the very real Mary Winchester - as this season explores.

Not a single episode this season didn’t feature some sort of deconstruction of Mary Winchester as a person and character or a realization of who she is opposed to how she was imagined to be. It’s vital to see things for what they are, but there’s no denying it’s tough and eliminates foundations that provided at least some sense of stability - and so far we have not seen any kind of building new ground together for a stronger and more mature foundation. In the first episodes Dean learns that Mary “never cooked” or “continued hunting even when she was already married” and that many of his memories are unveiled to have been “false”. Getting to know their mother really is a constant progression of disillusionment for the Winchesters (and for Dean much more than for Sam since he doesn’t have any memories that could be rendered untrue or incomplete or downright “wrong”) and while I firmly believe that Mary does somehow care about her grown up sons, true emotion and connection doesn’t seem to be there. And one can’t really blame anyone for that because of course for Mary suddenly being alive is hard and she never learnt how to have grown up kids, because well… she never lived to have them in a natural progression.

Still, I think it is fairly well portrayed how much Mary struggles to form a meaningful connection with Sam and Dean. A relationship that could build into becoming the loving relationship that meant safety and home and everything being okay for Dean for example as seen in his memories - and one memory in particular featuring pie. Coming back to the symbolic meaning of pie again I think it’s valid to analyze the absence of it in S12 (I truly only remember Dean eating pie in 2nd episode when all was still fairly “okay” and happiness prevailing over Mary being back rather than the start reality setting in) in relation to the demystification of Mary as a symbol and mother figure. Pie may simply not provide the comfort and safety it once did for Dean, because like so much of his past and memories regarding his mother have been overturned and corrected, but not in a very healing - or worded differently - comforting way.

So in a way this season exemplifies imo rather perfectly the saying “You can’t have your pie and eat it too”, which describes you can’t have two good things at the same time, which seems awfully fitting to the whole Mary Winchester arc. And in that regard I think it is indeed very revealing how now that Mary is back “Dean could have pie”, but we don’t see him eat it…

anonymous asked:

you mentioned that you know a good amount about ancient greece and i would love to hear you elaborate more on that!!! capri is kind of a weird blend of multiple time periods and cultural influences and i was wondering what you thought akielon society/culture/religion/economy/political structure would really look like? feel free to ramble i need my historical accuracy fix for this fandom 😅

Oh wow, you want to hear me rant about this? That is, like, a huge gift because I rant about this constantly and I will take any excuse. :D 

Note: Before I start, this is mostly conjecture and headcanon. This also may not shed any light on what you’re interested in, dear Anon, because it’s mostly a load of waffle. I’m sorry if I didn’t explain any of the details about ancient Greece in enough detail, but this is really fucking long already. Google is your friend on any classical subjects you’re confused about.

Okay, the first thing I’m going to say is that, as a classicist, there are tons of things you can pick out as being different about Akielos. Akielos is a fantasy country, so it’s not identical to Greece or Rome (it’s sort of Reece sometimes?) and there is nothing wrong with it not fitting directly, even if it is inspired by those cultures. It’s made up and so I won’t try to nitpick.

Next thing about Capri’s universe in general is that Vere is probably 15th century France. I think this is really interesting to remember when thinking about relations between Vere and Akielos. When I met Pacat I talked to her about Veretian technology, and she explained that rather than scaling up Akielon/ancient world technology, she scaled down Veretian tech. In 15th century France they had gunpowder and really advanced ships etc. etc. so if Vere was that technologically advanced, and Akielos still had ancient Greek weapons and tech then obviously Vere would wipe the floor with Akielos in war. She toned down the Veretian technology but not the culture.

Note: Vask is, as far as I can see, complete fantasy. I imagine the language as Scandinavian but I think there might some inspiration from mythological Amazons.

Okay I’m trying to go through this more logically now. 

Akielon Society/Politics -

Akielos does have more of an honour culture than ancient Greece. Remember when Damen is uncomfortable with taking a fort through trickery? Yeah, ancient Greeks would have been fine with that, even commended it. I imagine the society as more like Macedonian society and less like Athenian culture (which obviously in the glory days was a democracy rather than a monarchy). The strongest do best, it’s a warrior culture, but there is also an informal relationship with the king. The Macedonians, for example, could call their king by his first name, and they elected their kings. Although Damen is referred to as ‘Exalted’, there is a sense of informality in his relations with the kyroi. He also needs the approval of the kyroi in ruling the country.

I just said I don’t see Akielos as similar at all to Athens, but there is one thing they have in common. I think the relationship between the king in Ios and the kyroi is a bit like the Delian League or the Peloponnesian League. I mean, obviously Athens exacted money and tribute from the city states in the Delian League (and they weren’t very happy about it), but it is clear that the kyroi retain more independent rule than, for example, the nobles in Vere, so one might describe them as more like tributary states and less like part of one country.

Akielos also bears some similarities to Sparta, as it clearly has more of a sport/hunting/land fighting culture than Athens, which was more interested in drama/philosophy/sailing. However, the Akielon slave culture is slightly more similar to Athens again. Spartans had the closest thing in the ancient world to an American slave culture, because the helots were a race of people they had enslaved. Athenians simply had slaves from all over. Akielon slaves don’t seem to be slaves because of their race (this is never ever mentioned), so in that respect it is less like Sparta.

Language Fact: Kyroi is the plural form of the ancient Greek noun κυρος, which means supreme power or authority. This further emphasises my idea that the kyroi have a lot of individual power. κυρος is also where we get the name Kyros (Cyrus) for Kyros the Great, the famous Persian king (the Persian names are very different to the Greek versions that we are familiar with).

Akielon Economy - 

I am guessing the Akielons use something like drachmas. If Akielos is like Greece geographically then they would not have had a lot of forests or woods and would need to trade something (such as silver, which Athens had a lot of) for wood. This may be why Akielos does not seem to have a great navy (as Athens is famous for - I repeat what I said about how Akielos is more like Macedon/Sparta than Athens). If Akielos’ main source of wood is Vere (Patras would be similar geographically and Vask would not provide easy trade, as it has no borders with Akielos) then they would not be able to build ships during wartime.

.Akielon Religion - 

This was another thing I asked Pacat about when I met her. She said she had originally wanted to create a universe where religion was very much in the background, barely there at all, so that it could reflect her own beliefs. However, she did mention in gods in the poem (probably inspired by Homer) in Kings Rising. I think religion is probably the area where the Capri universe differs most from its inspiration. If Akielos were Greece, Damen would constantly be praying to the gods he particularly worshipped, or making sacrifices before setting out for battle. There would also be a religious conflict between Vere, which if it is 15th century France would be monotheistic, and Akielos, which would be polytheistic. Since none of these are mentioned or explored in the books, we must assume that religion has faded in both countries. The gods mentioned in the poem might be specific to the island of Isthima which the poet came from or may be relics of a previous age. 

A helpful resource for those interested in the world of Captive Prince is this interactive map. There is a lot of information here on Akielon and Veretian culture that you don’t get explicitly in the books.  

Shameless self promotion: I also explore how Akielons might see Veretians the way that the Greeks saw Persians in my fanfic, Quiet Breaths.


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Breaking up when you’re still in love

Kuroo x Reader

“I guess we have no choice, I’m sorry” you whispered, lowering your head down to cover the tears. You and Kuroo had been together for a mere 5 months, it wasn’t long but it felt like ages.

You were once best friends, and over the years of friendship, you had always liked him, not as a friend, but more than that. It came as a shock to you when Kuroo finally mustered up his courage to confess, but nevertheless, you were happy, till now.

“Is there really no other options?” Kuroo pleaded, tears forming at the corners of his eyes, “There must another way to this, you can’t just leave me,”

With  your head still hung low, you muttered a quick “I’m sorry.” You loved Kuroo, you really did, and you still do. But when you got the job offer that needed you to move across the country, you really couldn’t say no to it.

The blacked hair volleyball player took in a deep breath and nodded his head, “If that’s what you want, I’ll respect your decision.” Tears began to roll down his cheeks, “But promise me something would you?”

You nodded your head silently. Kuroo raised your head gently with his finger and stared at you in the eyes, “Don’t forget about me.”

“I don’t think I ever will,” you reply honestly.

The train ride home had never felt any worse than what you felt now. It wasn’t that long since you saw him but you had never missed him this much before.

Before you parted, Kuroo ended it with a kiss. And until now, you could still feel the ghost of his lips against yours. It was soft and gentle and his lips molded perfectly against yours, you could remember it so vividly.

Your iPod was on shuffle when “Can’t help falling in love with you” came on. You could always relate to the lyrics of this particular song, but never have you been able to fully understand what Elvis was expressing.

Wise men say, only fools rush in.


“[Y/N]!” you heard Kuroo call out to you in excitement as he waved his hands, “I’m over here.”

You grinned as you walked over, it was a perfect day at the park. Not too sunny, and not too cold. Kuroo had called you over 10 minutes ago claiming that he had something ‘very important’ and 'very serious’ to tell you. But from the looks of it, he was obviously lying.

“So, what’s this very important and deadly serious thing you wanted to tell me?” you asked in a sarcastic tone, quirking a brow as you looked at him with a smirk.

Kuroo panicked, he forgot he had told you a lie to meet you. He scratched his head, “Um, you see,” he cleared his throat, “I just wanted to ask you whether we had homework?” he said, unsure as he let out a nervous chucked.

You continued to smirk at him, without saying a word, cornering him to tell you the truth. Kuroo looked at you guiltily, “I just wanted to see you that’s all.”

That made you laugh, “God! You could’ve just said that earlier!” Kuroo let out a soft laugh as he brought you over to the bench and sat you down. He was fiddling with his thumbs and never seemed to make any form of eye contact with you.

“Ijustreallylikeyouthatsall” he mumbled.

“What?” you squinted your eyes and looked at him.

“I was just talking to myself, ignore that,” Kuroo said, still with his head held low.

“No, no, I heard what you said,” you claimed, “You said you like me, or am I going deaf?”

Kuroo swore under his breath, defeated. The brunette looked at you and nodded his head, “I like you,” he confirmed.

“Oh, well, I like you too then,” you replied.

“No, I’m being serious here, [Y/N].” he said firmly this time.

“And I am too,”

It was from that day onwards when the both of started going out. You were happy. And so was Kuroo, it never occurred to you that one day, the both of you will break up. And if anyone said that to you, while you were still dating, you would’ve laughed it off, thinking it was a joke.

But today, your worse nightmare came true.

But I can’t help falling in love with you.

It didn’t take long before the both you fell madly in love with each other. You hated cheesy things, you always did. But when Kuroo waltz into your life, you thought that it wasn’t so bad after all.

The both of you did everything together. He was your first love and vice versa. You stole his first kiss and so did he. It was almost as though the both of you were inseparable.

From the hushed 'I love you’s you both shared in public when you were out with friends. The sneaky kisses he gave you in the cinema. The snaky hands of his that would travel up your shirt when you least expect it, you loved every single moment that was spent with him.

You remembered the day when Kuroo promise you he would marry you. “Good morning, love” was the first thing you heard right after opening your eyes. Kuroo was grinning at you widely, sleep was still evident in his eyes but he was so happy to wake up next to the love of his life.

You giggled softly as Kuroo leaned in to give you a kiss. He wrapped an arm around your waist and pull you close, burying his face in your hair. You closed your eyes and smiled to yourself, this was something you could wake up to every morning.

“[Y/N],” Kuroo said suddenly, making you turn to look at him in the eye. “I promise that someday I’ll marry you,” he said with all seriousness and sincerity.

You laughed out loud, “I’ll be waiting.”
Everything that had happened between you and Kuroo seemed like a dream now. A dream that was too good to be true. You didn’t realize you were quiet until you felt something damp touch your hand, only to realize it was your tears.

You loved Kuroo you really did, you couldn’t picture a life without him. And that drove you insane.

Kuroo was a mess. He was never the type to cry but now, he’s bawling his eyes out. He thought of every moment he spent with you. How your face lit up whenever you kiss and how you smell so damn good whenever he hug you.

You were the one that made him thought that maybe life wasn’t so hard after all. You taught him that everyone deserved a second chance, you were with him through thick and thin and all of a sudden you left, and he can’t seem to wrap his head around it.

Kuroo had it. He picked up his jacket and sprinted to the train station as fast as he could.

You needed Kuroo, you really did. He was your all. You always reminded yourself to never be too dependent on someone else but now it seems that Kuroo was your lifeline. The train stopped, announcing the train stop, it was only one stop away from Kuroo’s area.

'Fuck it’ you thought and got out the train. You quickly bought a return ticket and hopped on the train, going back to where you came from.
The snow fell gently on the ground ever so peacefully. One could call this scene romantic but to Kuroo, it was saddening. He wished you were here, that he was holding you, to give you a kiss and afterward the both of you could dance under the snow.

A train arrives and Kuroo saw you step out. His eyes grew wide as he watched you look around, and you caught his eye.

He jogged towards you and pulled you into a warm embrace, though it was snowing, he felt warm. He felt like home to you. Kuroo pulled away and looked at you in the eye.

“I love you”

the parent trap pt3 // archie andrews

The Parent Trap (3/12)

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Summary-Archie and (Y/N) separate, splitting their twin daughters between them. What happens when ten years later, the pair seem to be reunited in a twist of fate at summer camp

A/N-I made Jughead British, I’m sorry!!! I know it takes his character away but I needed it for the story, I hope you guys are enjoying this!!!! Pls let me know what you thought of this part, thx me babes!

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As Amelia looked through Aria trunk in search of the peanut butter, her eyes caught a glimpse of a familiar face hidden within the pile. “Hey, Aria?” Amelia spoke, catching Aria’s attention.

“What’s up, Lia?”

“I came across this picture and I don’t want to be nosy but do you know who it is?” In Amelia’s hands was a half ripped picture of a red haired man, the exact picture she had dear to her.

“My mum gave that to me when I was five, she says it’s my father.” Aria looked down at her hands, not wanting to meet Amelia’s confused eye.

“You’re lying to me.” Amelia accused, causing Aria’s heart to break at the accusation. In a short amount of time, she had grown close to her doppelgänger.

“I don’t know his name, I don’t where he is, I don’t know who he is but I know my mum and I know my uncle Jughead and I know they wouldn’t lie to me about my father. Yes, they’re protective of me but they wouldn’t lie to me about who my father is.”

“It’s just, it’s just that’s a picture of my dad.” Amelia said, possession clear in her voice.

The duo stayed silent for what seemed to be hours, neither one knowing what to say to make the atmosphere lighter.

“Happy birthday Aria!” Betty greeted the young red haired girl with a grin that made Aria feel at ease. “You’re such a big girl now.”

“But auntie Betty! It’s not my birthday, it’s my mummy’s!” but still Aria spun around to show off her summer dress as if it was her birthday. (Y/N) watched from the distance as her best friend and daughter bonded and laughed. Jughead and Veronica by her side. A sudden shift in the trio caught Aria’s attention.

“I’ve got something for you. I know, you didn’t want us to spend anything but once I saw it, I couldn’t resist.” Veronica clapped “Look how beautiful it is!” She opened the velvet box to show (Y/N) the golden heart necklace she had picked out earlier that day.

“Veronica, I-I can’t accept that. I mean you flew out here, that’s enough for me.”

“I couldn’t stand not being with you on your birthday and I wanted to make your day extra special. Accept the locket and open it up.”

(Y/N) finally surrendered to her raven haired best friend. Taking the velvet box in her hand and gently lifting the heart necklace inside. She opened it with caution. The necklace looked so delicate, she didn’t want it to break.

“The suspense is killing me,” Jughead interrupted the silence “I want to know what’s inside.”

Rolling her eyes at her brother, she finally opened the locket and was met with a picture of Archie and Amelia inside. “Veronica, y-you didn’t have to.”

“(Y/N), I wanted to, so now come here and let me put it on you.”

Pushing (Y/N)’s hair to the side and wrapping the necklace around her, Veronica watched as (Y/N) bit back tears. “I got a necklace so they’ll be right by your heart.”

“You’re the baby in the picture in my mum’s locket!” Aria gasped “It wasn’t me, it was you! That’s what auntie Veronica meant when she said ‘so they’ll be right by your heart.’ She was talking about you and your, no, our father.”

“Let’s say we are related, why have we not been made aware by anyone of the other?”

“I don’t know Amelia, there must’ve been a reason.”

Amelia sighed, looking up to Aria. She couldn’t process it all, ever since she could remember she wondered why her mom wasn’t around but Aria was right, there must’ve been a reason. Amelia sprung up from her seat and rushed over to her trunk, searching for something that could solve this.

“Aria, that picture, it’s ripped. Maybe this is the other half.” Amelia held the picture out, placing it directly in front of Aria’s face.

“Melia, that’s too close for anyone to actually see.” Aria said playfully “Show me the picture from an acceptable distance.”

Amelia moved her arm back and let Aria scan the ripped picture. Aria ran to her bed and picked the picture up, placing it to the right of Amelia’s. “Does this answer your question?” Aria raised her eyebrow “Amelia, we’re sisters.”

Amelia stayed quiet, glancing down at the floor, unsure of what to say. Questions ran through her mind, making it hard for words to come out. Why had her mother left her? Why did her parents separate? And why didn’t her dad tell her about Aria?

“Tell me about our dad, what’s his name? Is he everything mum has described him to be?”

Archie shivered as the cold hit him, even during winter, Riverdale was never that cold. “Remind me again why I let you two Brits drag me to England with you?”

(Y/N) rolled her eyes at Archie before grabbing his hand and dragging him out of the airport to her grandparents.

“(Y/N)! Darling! How have you been?” her grandmother greeted “And who is this stunner?”

“I’ve missed you too grandmother!” Jughead retorted, wrapping his arms around her.

“Yeah, yeah, miss you too.” she playfully smacked his arms off her. “How are you, Archie? Taking good care of my little angel?”

“I’ve been good, thank you Mrs.Jones and you know it, Mrs.Jones. Always have and always will.”

“Listen to me son when I say you’re still too young for ‘always will’, once (Y/N) moves back over here, you’ll find some other girl and act as if she never existed.” Edward, (Y/N)’s grandfather, spoke.

“Grandad! Stop! You’ve known Archie as long as I have and you know he isn’t like that!” (Y/N) defended. “Anyways, me and Jug are taking him sight-seeing! We’ll be home for dinner, I promise.”

“Jug and I, not me and Jug.” Josephine, (Y/N)’s grandmother, corrected “You kids have fun. Just make sure (Y/N) is back home alive before 7pm.”

Archie looked down at (Y/N) with a smile plastered across his face. She could barely sit still. He thought back to when she begged him to join her and Jughead on their visit to her grandparents. He knew that she loved her grandparents more than anything and he also knew that they treated her as if she was the most valuable thing going.

“I’m guessing Mr.Jones isn’t fond of me.” Archie sighed as the trio sat at the back of the sightseeing tourbus.

“Don’t take it personally, Andrews. He’s not very fond of me either.” Jughead remarked. “Grandfather isn’t very fond of anyone who isn’t (Y/N) or Grandmother.”

“Mum loves her grandmother. She’s always with her. Grandmother actually told me of the story of when our dad came to visit them for the first time as mum’s boyfriend!“ Aria grinned “Great-Grandfather wasn’t fond of the idea of uncle Jughead’s best friend dating mum. He’s very protective over us.”

“So mom’s grandparents are still alive?” Amelia raised her eyebrow, to which Aria nodded her head as a response.

“Mom’s family seem amazing. I’d love to meet uncle Jughead!” Amelia looked to Aria for her response, expecting Aria to frown at her hint but instead she was greeted with a grin.

“Crazy idea, I know, but what if we swapped places?”

Condescending Manager

I’ve worked at my current hotel more than long enough that at any other business I would be treated as if I was just as competent as any other employee. But unfortunately I have the weirdest most baby talky mother fucker of a manager.

But I was warned when I first started working here by the previous new person that this behavior will continue until their is another new person. She apparently had dealt with this for 3 years…..

On to the story.

My Manager starts hovering as he usually does cause I’m “new” and starts saying things like “you could do this to make it faster” or “I usually click these buttons” but the one thing he says that pisses me off more than anything is when he says “f1 THEN f5, to save and checkout the folio” like bitch I can remember two things damn! All of these little suggestions are always unprompted.

But I have one thing up my sleeves. I’m younger and better then him at anything technology related. So obviously I decided to switch that little shortcut to f5 first then f1.

The next day he starts his usual suggestions all the while I’m waiting for “f1 then f5”. He finally says it and the following interaction occurred.

me: Hah so you’re trying to mess me up now? That’s new.

him: What?

me: Its always been f5 then f1.

Approaches computer after letting out the most fucking sarcastic sigh I’ve ever heard.

him: No no no seee…

He stands their confused as nothing happens when he hits f1 and im just sitting their watching him but I decide to mess with him more.

me:Is this some sort of weird test? Why are you doing it wrong?

him:No its always been this way….. (he really trailed off like mindfuck trailed off)

me:Well here comes some customers let me take over again.

He walks away looking extremely confused, as hes walking away

him:Okay…. Okay… Right

I really hope that ends his hovering.

omg i can’t shut up about magic

I just watched Fantastic Beasts again, and I get the feeling that magic relies a lot on intention. Like, magic is a manifestation/translation of willpower. In a sense. 

When wizards cast Obliviate, unless it’s a backfire like what happened to Lockhart which erased all his memories, it only erases what the caster wants it to erase. But do they stand there, say Obliviate, and then really quickly think about all the stuff they don’t want the person to remember? It seems that magic already knows what the caster wants to happen, regardless of how vague the spell is that they used to cast it. 

I just always wondered why in all the movies and books about the Harry Potter universe, spells seemed so vague but when cast by certain people could do so much. And so fast, too. Protego charms that shaped themselves into umbrellas; Reparo spells that fixed things seamlessly and put things back into place, like a frame back on a bookshelf; charms used by Mrs Weasley to peel potatoes, but the magic ‘knew’ only to peel the skin off, because that’s what Mrs Weasley wanted it to do. Did she just say ‘Diffindo’? Or is there a specific potato-peeling spell? I doubt it, because how time-consuming would it be to remember every single spell related to every single mundane household task possible?

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“I finally understand”

I was supposed to write this for April 3rd, on NaruSaku day, but as I told you guys I was super duper busy, and sadly wasn’t able.

But here I am with it now. :D Hope you enjoy! I also have such a beautiful imagery in my head, too bad I cannot draw. T_T

The warm breeze danced with the last remaining cherry blossoms before their departure, and birds were chirping their lithe spring song. A beautiful and peaceful day, perfect for receiving Sasuke’s visit to Konoha after his long travels. 

They were supposed to meet at the bench, that fateful place that was witness to their teammate departure for revenge, and yet today, it was one to the changed winds of the present. Sakura was already there, thinking back and forth about the past and the present, smiling from time to time, thinking at how much things had went up and down. Naruto was supposed to have been there, but as time passed, he seemed to borrow from Kakashi’s old habits of being stuck on the “path of life”.

“That baka…” she thought to herself while a warm smile curled her lips. “Always running here and there, never really standing still in one place” her thoughts continued flowing into her mind. “I just hope you’ll make it on time and not make Sasuke-kun wait. After all, you kept going on and on about how he’s so late to visit us, and here you are now, not even being able to keep your end of the bargain.”

It wasn’t long until in the distance as you looked inside the village’s gates that a glowing silhouette could be spotted. With his heart racing and his breath quite abrupt after the long run, Naruto finally made it and saluted her.

“Sakura-chan! Sorry for being late, but you see, I left home earlier and on the road here I stopped at Ichiraku’s to salute the old man and he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: a free bowl of Ichiraku, since now I am one of the heroes who saved Konoha and the entire shinobi world…”, he spoke in a hurry in order to try to explain Sakura as quick and as objectively possible so she could understand and not get mad at him. But as he was relating his granted not fully excusable experience, he stopped when he saw Sakura laughing.

“Sakura-chan… what’s so funny?” he asked puzzled, not understanding exactly Sakura’s reaction, as he would’ve expected her to lash at him rather than… well, this.

Sakura stopped laughing as serenity took upon her and looked at him warmly. 

“Remember us in the old days, more explicitly in our genin days?” she asked.

“Yeah, you were so cool back then!”, Naruto replied quick and as if it was an instinct, an extension of his self. 

“No, I wasn’t!”, Sakura quickly corrected him as her brows furrowed for a moment but quickly tuned back to their relaxed state. “I was only a bookworm. A bookworm with no resistance and skill in combat whatsoever. You know, for a long time I thought that I would never make it on the front, there, with you and Sasuke-kun, and that I could only watch you guys from the back”, Sakura continued as flashes from those old times were going through her mind.

Naruto stopped his story and looked at her without interrupting. For a moment, her story reminded him of all the times he felt unsure with his own power and place inside this world.

“I thought that what I had learned, what I had stored in this big forehead of mine was all for nothing, that there was nothing I could do”, she added. “That my Heaven wasn’t going to help at all in my Earth problems”, Sakura kept going as she remembered Iruka’s lesson from the times of the genin exam.

“But I couldn’t just give up. I had to do something, somehow. There had to be something I could do with everything I had learned”, she continued as passion started boiling in her veins and enveloped her self as she was telling Naruto all those things, clenching her first.

“With this big stubborn forehead of mine”, she added when she changed back into a more relaxed state, bringing her hand over her seal, as that serene smile came back to her face.

“I had to find a way to protect you two” Sakura said as her she caressed gently her forehead seal. “I couldn’t just give up” she told him, looking straight into his eyes.

At that moment, Naruto’s pupils grew large, as two memories at the same time flashed inside his mind. One was of those times when Kakashi had asked him if he was serious about not understanding her genin exam fight with Ino, and the second, at the same time, was of when for the first time he understood why he liked her so much.

“I finally understand”, he thought to himself as he reflexively moved closer to Sakura, took her hands into his and kissed her forehead.

He couldn’t explain from where this courage on his heart, as he always feared that she could straight punch him into the Hokage faces if needed be, but this time, he couldn’t just keep it for him, his impulses and such strong feelings were far beyond his control up until now.

“You always had a charming forehead. Made me want to kiss it for so long”, he added as his lips detached from her forehead.”