rise of the samurai

kissesonly2  asked:

What would lords reacted if mc was crying secretly? Also in include Ieyasu cox he's my favorite!!!

This isn’t really “crying secretly,” per se– but, to be fair, at least one of them doesn’t know about the crying, right? hehehe

Tokugawa Ieyasu came to with a muted groan, eyes bleary and chasing after the restful slumber that slowly slipped away from him. A glance to the window gave him only a sprinkling of stars, without even a whisper of the indigo that heralded dawn’s arrival. It must, then, have still been late in the night– he had retired unusually early that evening, and with every intent to have you keep him company for quite a while.

Surely your presence was an intrusion, you had almost protested– all he would do, most evenings you attended him, was read. You would write in your diary and recipe book or mend some clothing, and return to your room when Ieyasu was ready to turn in for the night. Somehow, it was frustrating. It baffled you as to why he even bothered to call for your service when he clearly didn’t need your assistance with anything. Once, you had asked him why, and all he gave in reply was a grin, taunting, as if to say, “Why not? Were you expecting more?”

So, knowing from experience you would get no straight answer, you had resigned yourself to your routine, following your lord to his chambers with the latest piece of clothing for the needle and thread. When it became time for bed, however, he had requested you stay with him, and sleep by his side tonight. 

You, all a-fluster, had made to slip away with polite deflection, a deep pink blooming on your cheeks, but the look he had given you– oh, that look that caught not just in your throat but settled in your heart, that made you crave his embrace, to take him into your own– had stopped you before you could utter a word and charmed you into staying.

Now, in the dead of the night, Ieyasu found himself gazing at your sleeping face. How remarkable, he thought to himself, that this girl is, to me…

His thoughts trailed off when he heard a whimper escape your lips, followed by a hitched breath.His eyebrows furrowed. Were you… crying? He brought his hand up to brush the corner of your eye, only for it to come away wet. You were definitely crying, and still deeply asleep, a helpless thrall to whatever dreams plagued you in your slumber.

“Troublesome wench…” he murmured, and though his words expressed annoyance, his actions were another thing entirely, even for himself. Carefully, he put his arms about you, wary of waking you up. Once you were secured in his arms, he gently manoeuvred you to rest on his chest, and simply held you while you slept, occasionally accenting the silence with small sobs and hiccups. Soon, your breathing evened out, and Ieyasu felt sleep coming back to him. 

With the last of his awareness, he felt about for your hand, entwining it with his– how strange, how comforting, how warm– and closed his eyes, waiting for a wonderful morning with you.

Michael After Midnight: Swordkill

You ever see something you never realized you desperately needed in your life because you didn’t know it existed? That’s sort of what Swordkill , or Ghost Warrior as it is also known, is. This is a movie featuring a samurai who gets frozen for 400 years before coming back to life in L.A. Said samurai is played by none other than Hiroshi Fujioka, better known to the world as SEGATA SANSHIRO. So basically, this film is Captain America, Samurai Jack, Metal Gear Rising, and Segata Sanshiro all rolled into one film. And, despite being one of the cheesiest slices of 80s cinema you’ll ever see, the movie kicks just as much ass as the mashup of those things implies… well, at least some of the time.

So yes, the story really is as simple as I summarized: during a battle with some bandits who killed his love, samurai Yoshimitsu falls into a frozen lake and is put in stasis for 400 years, outdoing Captain America in the “frozen hero” department. He is then woken up by scientists in L.A. whom he proceeds to escape from and then wander the streets, stopping thugs and just trying to live his life. The question is… can he?

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Top 10 anime of 2014

As before, this includes shows which ENDED in 2014 (that’s why Shirobako isn’t here)

This was still a bit hard. Summer kinda fucked shit up.

I mean, other than Jojo, every show from Summer season had something really wrong with it.  …REALLY wrong. That’s especially apparent when Fall season was so good.

Even so, it is done.

MASSIVE EDIT: Garo is STILL GOING! Garo is NOT SPLIT COUR! so, really, it’s a 2014/15 show…so it doesn’t count. It could be in the 2015 list… unless all the stuff coming out this year totally delivers.

 so #10 is… . . 

10. Sekai Seifuku AKA Jormungand First Order

So weird and so good. Take what is for all intents and purposes a pint sized Koko Hekmatyar from another planet, add a crew of odd and insanely likable characters, and a world that seems like some kind of surreal Rugrats episode and you have this crazy ass show.

9. Zankyou no Terror (AKA The Plot to Blow Up Everything)

Of the generally flawed Summer season, this was the show that offset it’s flaws the most with a great memorable beginning and ending, excellent soundtrack by everyones favorite Yoko Kanno, and a story that even with it all it’s flaws was still quite interesting. 

8. Hajime no Ippo Rising (still doesn’t need a nickname)

First of all, the Kamogawa gym gang are as lovable as the Silver Spoon gang are as lovable as the Shirobako gang. I could watch these people forever. Second of all, fucking INTENSE fights. I can’t even really pick which one was the best off the top of my head, they were all really good.

7. Psycho Pass 2 (AKA CSI Japan 2050)

A show that overcame a fatal flaw like having a complete overhaul of the staff responsible for the fucking BEAST that the first Psycho Pass was. This mainly had to do with whoever wrote this season still managing to come up with something both interesting and fitting for Psycho-Pass. It was never gonna be as good as the original (we knew at least a month before the premiere Production IG was not involved), but it was fucing awesome for what it was.

6. Knights of Sidonia (AKA Attack on Titan… .IN SPACE)

No, seriously. I love this. It’s the best full CGI anime I have seen (granted, I still have to see Expelled From Paradise, but we’ll cross that bridge when it becomes available for overseas viewers to watch). Much is made of cheesy romantic aspects, but it’s not that prevalent. People who cannot get past the CG are really missing out. 

5. Kill La Kill (AKA Project R-ko)

Trigger’s first TV series is a total success. With it’s over the top action and gags often combined with intensity of the characters, it’s a show that maybe sometimes doesn’t have a handle on whether it wants to be taken seriously or not, but in the end is always entertaining.

4. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (pt 1) (AKA Polnareff’s Bogus Bathroom Journey)

We waited and waited and waited and holy fuck did it deliver!!! Everyone’s favorite chapter (though, seeing it animated, I dunno, I think I might like Battle Tendency a little better) finally gets the correct treatment. 

3. Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis (AKA Record of Heavy Metal Demon Girl War)

Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest surprise of 2014 (that isn’t continuing into 2015), and the 3rd MAPPA show on this list. This ran at the same time as Garo, and they quite obviously put a shit ton of effort into this show in comparison. The entire thing looks amazing, but the first 3 or 4 episodes take the cake. Lets talk about why it’s such a surprise though… .this is based on a video game. Not just a video game…a video game MADE TO PLAY ON MOBILE PHONES… which had no story. They took that and turned it into this show with these super likable characters in a fantasy world with a well told story IN ONLY 12 EPISODES. How long has it been since you’ve seen a show that short that didn’t have a rushed ending?

2. Samurai Flamenco (AKA Let’s Go Discount Rider Kick)

This show was a journey. A journey from the realistic to the surrealistic and back. It was all at once fun ride, a sad ride and an intense ride. To think many of us went into it expecting anime tokusatsu (of course, we got that later didn’t we?) 

1. Space Dandy (AKA Dandy Bebop)

There’s just no contest, this was most entertaining show of 2014. Subbed or dubbed. Rewatch value is off the charts, because every episode is different. Some episodes are sad, some episodes are funny. There’s NOTHING Space Dandy can’t do … .except boring.

runners-up: Re:Hamatora, Silver Spoon 2, Fate/Stay Night UBW pt 1, Tokyo Ghoul and Aldnoah Zero

検非違使 Kebiishi

A new force, Kebiishi, enters the fray as our sword boys engage in a heated battle with the enemy swords who wish to change history. The historical Kebiishi is a body of police commissioners from the Heian period, settled in AD 810 to combat disturbances from the conspiratorial plots to regain the throne by the abdicated Emperor Heizei. It proved to be so efficient that it spread to become a central body of administration that included judicial affairs by absorbing the powers of the Justice ministry and Kyoto’s town council. The Kebiishi was the backbone of Heian military and justice affairs until its disintegration near the end of the Heian period with the rise of the samurai class.

The Kebiishi swords in-game are named Houmen(放免), this is the post for the subordinate of the Kebiishi. The Houmen are recruited from criminals who are freed and forgiven in exchange for their service in working for the Kebiishi. Their duties include hounding down wanted criminals and keeping them captured.

The Kebiishi forces in the storyline are foes of both the Saniwa’s swords and the enemies who wish to rewrite history. They see themselves as the Regulators of History, and the presence of both the sword boys and their enemies are seen as elements of disturbance that threaten the natural course of history. Both are alien matter who do not belong to the time period where they are sent to.  As such, both are treated equally in the eyes of the Kebiishi who would ensure the destruction of both so that history can safely run its fated course. 

*A theory goes that the enemy swords are the sword boys from an alternate universe who wish to change history in order to save the fates of their beloved. And the Kebiishi Houmen are the fallen swords who regret their wish of rewriting history and thus would annihilate both sides to protect history.*

Trivia: Imanotsurugi’s owner Minamoto no Yoshitsune held the post of Kebiishi before.

Sonic Youth
  • Sonic Youth
  • Crush 40
  • Rise Again EP
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Title: Sonic Youth

Artist: Crush 40

And to complete the Holiday Special, here’s a song by Crush 40. Consider it an Abstract Remix. I’ve seen people asking for this before, and Ebby wasn’t sure about sharing it. So consider this my present to all of you, the Sonic faithful. Because this song, lyrically, is also a gift to the Sonic faithful. It was made for us fans, and the lyrics reflect many different Sonic titles. Congrats, everyone. This song is for us!

HOLIDAY SPECIAL 10/10.

-Samurai Echidna

Bow to Minamoto Yoritomo, new shogun of Japan!

Finally beat a campaign for Shogun 2’s dlc, Rise of the Samurai, and eesh it took me long enough. Certainly at the end, what with half of Honshu under my control, I didn’t need to worry about being defeated, but what I needed to worry about was constantly pushing my samurai to the front lines without having them stuck in recently conquered territories as over qualified riot control. (Bloody peasants…)

It also didn’t help that my honourable enemies used countless Shirabyoshi (females dressing up as males… scary!) to constantly distract my forces, and unlike the original version, there’s no easy way to get rid of such nuisances. (5% chance to assassinate? Damn it, she’s 61 years old! How tough could she be to kill?)

Well, now that’s done with, I think I’ll go back to the original version and try something slightly different.

FFXIV TIDBITS - Upcoming content - FROM THE RISING EVENT

Red and blue mage jobs confirmed? So it’s samurai, red mage and blue mage now.

GOBBIEBAGS!

Possible omega weapon hint? Garuda, ifrit and titan had to work together to fight ultima.

Doomtrain pet?

MORE HOUSING PLOTS? I don’t understand what the headshot means.

Yoshida did say to read everything as the dialogue in the event will containt hints to the future of FFXIV

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