teapots-face

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Okay guys maybe I’m going too deep here, but:

In ASiB, after John has stopped dating women and dedicated his life to Sherlock, the two teapots are facing the same way, in sync. In TSoT, when John marries a woman, the tall skinny teapot is facing the same way, but the short squat teapot is facing the other direction. As in: the short squat teapot can “face both ways.” And one way goes with the tall skinny teapot and one way goes against the tall skinny teapot.

areynard  asked:

Jeff Davis has said that Kira will be dealing with a more prominent kitsune nature in Season 5 now that she's got a tail. So what do you think we'll see? I personally think that what we'll see is the more trickster side of Kira coming out. Like she'll unconsciously prank random people and the pranks will be harmless at first but start to escalate because while Kira the human knows that it's wrong to say, mess with someone's car, to the fox insider her it's just so much fun. What say you?

Kitsune aren’t mischievous as such, or even malevolent, they’re just not human. This is where people get really confused when it comes to mythology they often apply human traits to things which are not human, this is called personification and is a legitimate literary technique, so if we say that teapot has a face, or that cat looks like hitler we’re ascribing human characteristics to things that are not human.

This is what happens with kitsune - they’re not human but we make the mistake of applying human characteristics to them.

Kira is a human but she’s becoming a kitsune, and a kitsune has what is called an orange and blue morality, which means she’s moral to her own standard which might not align with everyone else’s,or the common morality [interestingly these colours are mostly associated with Sterek]. This means that Kira is giving up her human morality because she no longer sees the point of it and is in it’s place taking up the kitsune one which is different, but we don’t know how yet.

Kitsune are fox kami, and the concept of foxes being cunning and magical is not unique to Japan, or even the Far East, America has fox tales, Europe has them, but in most of the world that has been Europeanised the fox tales have become folklore as opposed to mythology, whereas in Japan they’re still mythological. This sounds like splitting hairs, but a folk tale is often considered to be allegorical, it serves a purpose, whereas mythological tales are built on a long history of wtf? about what goes on in the woods. The tales of Psyche and Cupid for example serves no purpose other than itself, whereas Br’er Fox stories have lessons applied to them.

Most kitsune tales have the basic educational core of “don’t fuck with foxes, they’ll win”. But Kitsune are loyal to those whom they chose to be loyal to and always pay their debts.

It’s said that the recipe for kitsune-udon was given to a peasant as a thank you for a nogitsune it allowed to feed from him. There are lots of stories about how kitsune defrauded brothels to give peasants who saved them from traps a reward, there is a story of a kitsune who served as a wife in exchange for a book of spells. They are also, and this is confirmed by teen wolf canon, not to be crossed and deadly in their upset.

Kate crossed Kira and Kira CAN’T let that go, her kitsune nature demands recompense in blood. There is a reason that the western word for kitsune is fox demon not fox godling, or fox spirit. There is a story about a kitsune who tricked the emperor and when she was found out a bevy of guards was sent after her, she managed to kill the guards after cursing the emperor, but was shot, and a great stone rose where she died, and for a long time anyone who slept in the shadow of that stone was torn apart by spectres and ghosts.

If Scott wants to let Kate go and let the hunters take care of it this might drive her against him, not because she wants to but because she has to, she has to repay the insult just as she would have to repay a kindness.

I doubt it would be harmless pranks, but I imagine it would very much be an eye for an eye