anonymous asked:

if you're still taking prompts can I get an 8 with tanunatsu?

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8: “were you ever going to tell me?”


He looks the same as he always has. Silver-washed, as though he melted out of moonlight to join Kaname on a walk through the woods; soft, and faintly wild, and all of sixteen. 

Kaname is torn in two directions, one way icy horror and the other creeping grief. He’s frozen in the middle, stuck going nowhere, not quite feeling anything yet. 

Natsume can barely look at him. 

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Natsume’s Book of Friends (10/10)

Natsume Yuujinchou, and its manga, has a home in a very special place in my heart. A coming of age story of a modern teenage boy with no ties to this life, it’s only appropriate that he can see spirits. The youkai are not the ghosts of dead humans(in most cases). No, rather, they are natural spirits, gods, sentient beasts, sometimes even living dolls.

And while this sounds like a scary story, it’s actually the opposite- because of how Natsume looks at it. He’s lonely, and misses parents he can’t remember, but he doesn’t lash out or let his jealously control him- he is only more thankful for what he has. He was scared of youkai when he was younger- hated and feared them to the point of running in the opposite direction every time he spotted one, but by the time the anime starts, he has calmed down enough that with the help of some new friends, starts to become involved in the lives of people both youkai and human, even finding a precious home as well. Basically, in this show there is nowhere to go but up- and it does!

If you are looking for a heart lifting fantasy with an unconventional lead and unpredictable stories, look no further. The character development that progresses steadily throughout the many episodes and seasons is also so wonderful to watch. He slowly but naturally starts to trust people, value himself, and even start to express normal emotions- a luxury he never had before. Never have I seen such a realistic yet hopeful depiction of recovery after a traumatic childhood.

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This is my part of the art trade with @zzzzash - Natsume from Natsume Yuujinchou, I hope you like him! I went with his youkai servant look from… one of the episodes (I don’t remember the episode’s number) and added some hydrangeas because it’s summer! And they’re also featured on the official Natsume Y. 2017 caldendar for May/June. 

Thank you for agreeing to do this art trade! (。❛ᴗ❛。)<3


Natsume Yuujinchou Roku (3/11): Nitai - Sama

[The “deal with youkai” trio]
You were far away, and yet you remembered me, you tried to connect with me again. You kept talking to me, even though you knew what I am. It made me happy. It made me want to help a friend who’d come to me with a problrm, too. Several days later, this time, Shibata came to visit me.