ok but sitting next to each other…..in comfy pjs….each on our laptops…showing each other stupid posts and giggling over stupid stuff and yelling over our faves together…..like……full offense but @aino-thegirlnextdoor and I are relationship goals
1. You look at a map of a city you’ve never been to.
You see patterns and street names and they tell you nothing. The map remains dead, the city unknown.
2. You go to the city you’ve never been to.
It becomes a city you know.
3. You look at a map of a city you’ve been to, but have left behind. As you look at the map, you remember.
You are looking at nostalgia. You walk through street names and remember the taste of cake in the café whose name you forgot, but you remember its yellow walls and comfy chairs. A square is no longer four lines on a map, but an open space with people and statues and laughter and a fountain in the center. The monotonous, two-dimensional blue that indicates an ocean turns into postcard memories, so many shades of blue and green and the smell of salt and fish. The famous building with the famous name that everyone knows is now a personal experience, it is yours and yours alone in a way that will never make it anyone else’s. A billion feet have walked these (now familiar) paths and two of them were yours. You can trace the steps you have taken and you remember feelings and colours and strangers who offered you a smile. There is the hostel you slept in, there is the river you crossed so many times, there is the corner where you listened to the most amazing street musician. You fondly whisper street names that you had trouble pronouncing when you first spoke them, clumsily. You connect dots, and they turn to images in your head.
The map is alive, the city an old friend.
4. The map you look at is always the same; the perception is different. It is you who has changed.
p.s. // every time i look at a map I have a feeling that is hard to put into words
Yes, this post is for you, the person who just spent another night writing a chapter for their fanfiction, writing for hours for those hungry fans who are following your work.
This goes out to those amazing fanfiction authors who write amazing pieces of work. You have an amazing plot, beautiful descriptions and your characters are always perfectly in character. Reminding us all of the stories we love so much.
You make me laugh out loud. You make me cringe in embarrassment. You even make me mad enough to rant for hours.
But then, with your beautiful words and imagery, you make me sad.
You make me cry and scream for those characters I love. You make me want to throw my tablet across the room while still wanting to hold it tightly to my chest. You make me feel emotions for these characters, emotions only the true creators have managed to pull from me.
Why would you do this? Why break my heart into a million pieces and throw them to the wind to scatter my sadness around? I’m sure it hurts you more to create these stories. To see those characters you have loved, just as much as I, hurt or get hurt. It must break you bit by bit to write the words to complete that one scene.
But also, thank you. Thank you for the beautiful story you crafted for hours. And thank you for making me feel those beautiful emotions. Thank you for letting me live with these characters for a little while longer.
NOW WE KNOW THEY OWN COUPLE JACKETS, DECIDE TO WEAR THEM TOGETHER AND UPLOAD A VID ON VALENTINE’S DAY SO TELL ME WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT KOOKMIN IS NOT REAL WHEN THEY CONSTANTLY UPLOAD SOMETHING ON SPECIAL DAYS????
Okay maybe I’m just being paranoid but I have a bad feeling that Navy isn’t gonna stay innocent and sweet.
Hear me out! I slowed down the clip right after she landed and noticed this:
She doesn’t look desparate or innocent in these. That’s realization and then anger. She recognizes them and hoo boy she’s not happy. Only after the bubble is put up does her expression change to innocent.
And then there’s this:
That’s clearly the entrance to the Rubies’ ship which, if I’m not mistaken, is still at the barn where Lapis and Peridot are.
Where are Navy and Steven in the majority of the leaks?
You bet. It’s the barn.
Steven’s expression says it all – he looks betrayed and terrified (because, I mean, he’s slipping out of the ship. who can blame him?).
Of course, there’s every chance that I’m overthinking this and that Navy will stay and become a Crystal Gem, but the previous angry frames combined with the screenshot are leaving a bad taste in my mouth.
Something in this episode is gonna be a gamechanger and I have a feeling this episode’s not gonna end well.