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Given — end of chapter 19

This is the translation of the end of chapter 19. (I’m sorry it took me so long, @things-all-love.) I had troubles with a sentence, so I asked my friend A. to help. I have looked only briefly at the previous chapters, so I hope there isn’t any errors. I might come back to this post after I read the other chapters in detail. Please let me know if you spot a mistake!

The translation starts at the end of Chapter 19 of Given, the scene between Haruki and Akihiko, starting from the last panel of page 16 of the scans, where Haruki is lying in bed and receives a text message.

p. 17

Message from Akihiko: “Are you still up?”

Haruki: *What’s this rare conversation starter* “I’m up…”

Message from A: “It’s just that I’m in front of your house”

H: !!!?

Messages from A: “You let me stay?”

p. 18

A: Yo


p. 19

A: That, well, I got in a little argument with my roommate…

H: An argument!? But you fought!?

A: Well, that’s why, for now, I’ll keep out and stay somewhere else.

H: What!? So you’re not going back home at all!?

A: … It’s not forever…

H: *Somehow… he looks a bit like the Akihiko from before*

A: … How was studio practice today?


H: Ah, we listened to new songs. For now, we’d like to determine the live and concentrate on composing.

A: If we are a lot at the studio, apart from my part-time job, I can make it a priority and find time but
you do also have time this summer?

H: Yeah…

A: ……

A: What, is there something?

H: No… nothing, there’s nothing.

A: …… You

Is there something you’re hiding?


H: —— Ah…

A: What are you hiding?

H: No, there’s something that’s puting me in a bad mood.

A: So there is something.

H: There… is, but…

*remembers earlier (see chapter 18) when Akihiko picked up the phone while he was with a girl*

H: I don’t want to be said that by you!


H: !? hey! it hurts

A: It’s ok, tell me.

H: It was my ex girlfriend who invited me to join the band as a support role!

H: Anyways, it’s got nothing to do with you!?


A: So, are you going there? to your ex’s?

A: Because it’s gotten painful, you’re leaving it? our current band?

H: That’s not… I’m not talking about that.

A: You too!!


A: You, even though you like me, you’re running away.

p. 25

H: Wha… what are you saying, wait!

H: Why

p. 26

A: Why?

It’s enough,

anonymous asked:

Hi, although I've known that I'm ace for nearly a year now, (I've only just recently figured out that I'm aro and learnt to be really proud of my labels partly because of your blog) I've only recently been following ace/aro tumblrs, honestly don't know what took me so long, I was wondering what discourse was? because I've seen that the blogs I follow wont post it and mention it briefly as being a problem. I'm just new and confused can you tell me what I'm missing?

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This is super close to going against my ask rules, which is why I hope this “continue reading below the cut” works. I will also delete this after 48 hours at the latest.

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anonymous asked:

How did you draw attention to your blog? I know it's not all about the notes, but it's still nice to see a lot and know your content is appreciated, you know? It's kind of disheartening to put tons of effort into posts and not get many notes on it

Hi nonny, I’m sorry you’re feeling down about the progress you’re making in your blog. I’ve been there (and still am). Sometimes the posts I put the least amount of effort in get so many notes, then I post something that took me SO LONG to set up, edit, write, and then it doesn’t get much attention. Just know everyone experiences that

Here are some things that I personally do that help me make friends in the community:

  1. Turn off notifications. If I have notifications on my phone, I know I’m constantly going to be checking it, so I need to get rid of the temptation. I only have notifications turned on for simblr stories I’m following.
  2. If I see someone that needs Sims for a challenge, I make a character for them! That is how I met the awesome @bottsbotts and a lot of others. It’s these kind of collaborations that give you a chance to talk to people and have your work showcased on another blog.
  3. I hardly ever message people on anon, even if it’s an embarrassing question or if I think that I’m sending an annoying amount of asks. People are more than happy to help and generally really friendly.
  4. Invest in stories. I try to make comments on how a character has progressed, take note when an author is trying a new writing style, and give specific reasons why a story has moved me.
  5. Find challenges. Editing challenges, building challenges, CAS challenges, etc. They get you inspired and using a specific tag helps others with similar interests see your work.

I hope this helped! @sandy-sims also has an awesome guide for simblrs. Even if you’re not new, she has lots of helpful tips. (I feel like I am always linking to Sandy’s guides. They are just amazing.)

@iliterallyhavenolife :Pt 2 of your surprise! Sorry it took me so long >_>

The UF!bros can both have me anyday, jus’ sayin’.  
(And I’m all about wearing Red’s jacket <3)

Sorry this took so long to post!  But thank you so much for drawing it. <3333  It really made my day!

So I have two Pathfinder OCs, a druid and a rogue I based on myself and my girlfriend, that I like to write about sometimes. This morning I got an idea for something short based on the eclipse, featuring them, and here it is.

“Okay, these should be good. Glass is dark enough, anyway. Wanna try ‘em?”

Enchanting anything was tough work for Kestral, given that most of her projects were mechanical in nature. She took one last look at the lenses she’d been working on before shoving them into their frames, wiping grease off the lenses with her hand, and then wiping her hand so she could wipe the grease off properly. She handed the glasses to her girlfriend, Phenda. “Tell me how well they work.”

Phenda was perched atop a metal box, swinging her legs back and forth as she watched Kestral work. The rogue had spent all day on glasses that were supposed to protect their eyes from the eclipse. Phenda hadn’t seen an eclipse before, but she’d heard about them and knew you couldn’t look directly at them. Both she and Kestral were too young to have been around for the last one.

“I like ‘em,” Phenda said, tapping the frames with one finger. The wind rustled her hair, long thick curls with ivy growing in them, and she reached up to hold it still. “Seem like they’re doing their job anyway.”

“Do druids have any stories about the eclipse?” Kestral had to climb onto several other things to get on top of the box Phenda had claimed. She put on her own eclipse glasses and took Phenda’s hand, absent-mindedly playing with her fingers as they talked.

“Oh, of course. Millions of years ago the sun and moon were married, and they went around the earth together seeing the forests and oceans. But when the first people came, they drove the sun and moon apart so the tides would calm and the seasons would turn.” Phenda gestured grandly at the sky above them, where the eclipse was underway. “Every thousand years as they circle the world they’re reunited, for the briefest of moments, and the stars are the moon’s tears when they part. But until then they hold one another’s hands in silent love.”

“Huh.” Kestral squinted through her glasses, watching as the eclipse ended and the sun began revealing itself again. “That’s what causes eclipses, huh?”

“Nah. The moon rotates around the planet enough times and it’s bound to cover the sun at least momentarily. It’s literally just coincidence you and I are alive to see this.”

Kestral raised an eyebrow and gave her girlfriend a skeptical look. Phenda was smirking. “You little shit.”

The druid held her hands up innocently. “That’s just how science works, honey. I grew up in a swamp and even I know that.”

Rolling her eyes, Kestral shook her head and took Phenda’s hand in her own. She raised it to her mouth and kissed it, then lowered it again.

“Besides,” Phenda added after a minute or two of silence, “everybody knows the moon and sun aren’t holding hands right now. They’re making out.”


Someone in the notes of the last Leyendecker post I reblogged mentioned having difficulty telling his work and Rockwell’s apart, and I know from experience that many people get them confused, which is somewhat astonishing as, to my eyes, their styles are very distinct. Leyendecker was Rockwell’s idol and mentor, but they were very different people and were interested in portraying different aspects of humanity, even when the basic subject matter was the same.

Surface-level, here are some differences:

  • Leyendecker smoothed out faults and imperfections (in the young. he stylized them in the old); Rockwell exaggerated them to mild or moderate caricature
  • Leyendecker approached his paintings as sculpture- even the merest clothing folds are carved out of the paint; Rockwell approached his paintings as drawings- the underlying contour always shines through.
  • Leyendecker used broad hatching brushstrokes and areas of smooth shine; Rockwell used more naturalistic texture and lighting
  • Leyendecker created idolized, larger-than-life figures that feel Hellenistic in their perfection; Rockwell created intimate scenes populated by figures that feel familiar in their specificity
  • Leyendecker’s best and most comfortable work was as a fashion/lifestyle illustrator; Rockwell’s best and most comfortable work was as an editorial/humor illustrator 
  • Leyendecker created beautiful still lives with his figures; Rockwell told compelling stories
  • Leyendecker often created erotic tension in his paintings; Rockwell almost never did.

See below: Two paintings of soldiers with women, but in Rockwell’s there is a clear punchline, and while the poses are contrived for the sake of composition, they’re not self-conscious. The women are pretty- as demanded by the central joke- but not truly sexualized anywhere but in the mind of the young soldier who is being overloaded with cake and attention. 

Contrast Leyendecker’s soldiers with a young nurse. Everyone in this image is posing attractively- no one has their mouth full or ears sticking out. Each crease and fold is sharp and sculptural, and the light picks out their best features- in particular the shoulders and posterior of the soldier facing away from the viewer. There is neither joke nor story, merely a group of beautiful young people, portrayed with deft brushwork and graceful lines. (and check out that hatching! That’s indicator #1 that you’ve got a Leyendecker image)

Leyendecker was very comfortable with “hot young things wearing clothes”, and did them very VERY well, but his facility with idealization came at the cost of personalization, which was fine for fashion illustration, but shows in his domestic scenes: 

Beautiful, but… cold. (Also, that hand on the left- who holds a baby with their hand like that??? Good lord, J.C.) Compare a Rockwell illustration (for a baby food brand, I believe) of a mother and baby: this is clearly a real and individual young mother and baby, interacting exactly how parents and babies really interact.

Even when they did basically the same content, and putting aside posing or composition or anything other than objective visual analysis, it’s still obvious who is who:

  • Red: NR’s smoother rendering vs JCL’s super cool hatching
  • Green: NR’s naturalistic cloth folds vs JCL’s sculptural stylization
  • Blue: NR’s natural lighting vs JCL’s world where everything is shiny

Now go forth, confident in the knowledge that you’ll never confuse a Rockwell or a Leyendecker ever again, and can refute any claim that their styles are ‘virtually identical’. 

anonymous asked:

Please consider: Dad Might doing the "makings of greatness" speech from Treasure Planet. watch?v=-0Fbfo33mXs



i had to draw this nothing in the world could keep me from drawing this

i love Dad Might so much i love these relationships so much ok

(this takes place after Bakugou’s kidnapping)


Saeyoung: Ohhhh, Saeran! I’m so happy! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Saeran: Yeah…you too. Happy birthday…idiot.

Saeyoung: Hey, let’s take a selfie with your new phone! Get over here!

Saeran: *sighs* Alright.

Saeyoung: Smile!

Saeyoung: This has been the best birthday EVER!! Thank you, Saeran…


YOI Future!Verse ABO AU, Visual Headcanon Web Charts #01

So I always wanted to make one of these. Turns out my headcanons for the most part are WAY too wordy for these things and uh, they’re a bit of a mess >.>;; BUT I hope nonetheless that they’re somewhat fun to read even if barely legible, it was fun to make ^ ^;

1. Super basic relationship chart of the core members of the lovely poly family in this AU.

2. “Adults Think,” the color of each adult indicates their feelings towards the person to whom the arrow is pointing.

3. “Kids Think,” the color of each OC kid indicates their feelings towards the person to whom the arrow is pointing.

There’s obviously a lot more to it than what could be crammed in the lil text boxes, but a gist and pretty much the first things that immediately popped into my mind regarding their interactions. 2 and 3 also mostly show their thoughts while the kids are younger, which will change a bit as they grow up, to be covered in a future post.

*Recommended you right click view image to see full size bc the text is tiny oops

Because the text is so illegible, text only versions of charts 2 and 3 beneath cut, all elaborated quite a bit because I’m so rambly oops:


IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS AU: It’s Yuuri-centric polyamory in an ABO setting, Yuuri’s married to four mates (Victor, Yurio, Phichit, Minami) and they have OC kids.

BASICS of this AU

INTRO to how ABO works in this AU

OTHER POSTS (comics + illustrations) in the Future!Verse ABO section of my YOI Masterpost.


Please keep ship bashing out of the comments/tags. Don’t like, just skip <3 Thank you.




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