sanzu line

  • Sebastian in ch62: The “price to cross the river" has already been paid.
  • Western fandom: He's referring to river Styx (Greek mythology).
  • Japanese fandom: He's referring to river Sanzu (Japanese folklore).
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Okay so today at school I was sitting in the hallway between classes and this girl comes walking down the hall all confident and pretty.  She was wearing this dress with all kinds of spangled colors and designs on it.  So obviously, every person in the hall—including me—was looking at her.

All except for this little bookworm with her nose deep in a Harry Potter book.  I could tell that this girl had a Tumblr, too.  She had a TARDIS necklace and a hat that had Death the Kid’s Sanzu lines on it.  So immediately I felt a connection to said bookworm.

So pretty girl is walking down the hall and suddenly she takes notice of the bookworm because she’s the one person that isn’t looking at her.  She walks straight up to the bookworm and says “Hey!”

The bookworm looks up and says “What?”

Pretty girl is silent for a moment, then says “Don’t you like my dress?”

Bookworm says “Yeah, sure.”  You can tell that she really wants to get back to her book.

Pretty girl says “Then why didn’t you look at it?”

At this point I was beginning to think that Pretty girl was a huge b, but then the bookworm says “Why do you want everyone to look at you?”

And Pretty girl says “So I can feel good, duh.”

Bookworm says “So the only way for you to feel good is for you to put yourself at the center of attention?”

Pretty girl goes silent for a second, then says “Yeah. Are there any other ways?”

At this point I’m thinking oh my gosh, this poor girl.  She must feel terrible about herself every single day.

But then the bookworm looks her straight in the eye for the first time and says “I’d feel better living in the background of Harry Potter than being the center of attention here.”  And then she gathers her stuff and walks away; Pretty girl is left standing there watching her walk away.  And in that moment I knew that Pretty girl was going to go home and read the Harry Potter books.

‘why do kid and asura appear human when lord death doesn’t and what’s asura’s deal anyway’

i can explain this!!

shinigami are capable of choosing their physical form and shapeshifting to an extent (lord death specifically displays rapid shapeshifting abilities by making his arms+hands appears out of nowhere, his default form actually lacks limbs of any kind) (immature shinigami like kid probably don’t develop the ability until they’ve become fully mature and gained their parent’s powers); lord death chooses to look inhuman while kid and asura choose to appear human, you can extrapolate for yourself their reasons for doing so but i personally think that they both do so because they view themselves as being more human than lord death does

the implication there is that shinigami could choose to appear as whatever they wanted and we just haven’t seen enough of them to see much variety in physical form

asura was created by lord death to rule alongside him, but he was never intended to replace him. my estimate for how this works/why asura lacks the sanzu lines is that lord death severed the connection between his soul and asura’s when he created him, ensuring that asura could never fully mature. 

this is probably why asura was able to beat lord death actually! like i said, because shinigami share their power, creating asura both ensured that the next fully mature shinigami would be less powerful than lord death as they’d lack the portion of power than went to asura, and weakened lord death much more than he was meant to be, as he gave up twice as much power as he should have due to having two offspring.