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I can’t remember if I told you guys this or not, but I have a funny army story.

I was in for 6 years and our operations and training tempo was so high that by the time I was finally getting out, I had something like 3 months of leave saved up.  As a result I went on terminal leave, which means I was technically still in the army, but I didn’t have to report to anyone or come in to work or anything and I was supposed to be using that time to complete my outprocessing paperwork.  I was kind of taking my sweet time doing that and my company sergeant major called me in for a talk.  

My battalion was gearing up for a deployment so the usual army thing where someone tries to talk you into reenlisting didn’t really happen, so I guess the sergeant major took it upon himself.  Anyway, he was pretty harsh and yelled at me over the phone about dragging my feet getting out and gave me 30 minutes to be in his office, in uniform.  The thing is, on my off time I had gone back on hormones, had gotten a french manicure, and had been going out at night with a more feminine appearance.

So.  I went in to his office.  The sergeant major was really laying into me about how he knew my type.  He was convinced that I was a ‘lifer’ and that within six months of getting out of the army I’d be trying to get back in.  He’s going on and on about how war is in my blood and I’ll go crazy without a fight and then he just stops in mid-sentence and squints at me.  He leans in closer.

“Sergeant…. are you wearing makeup?”

I nearly shit myself and stammered out some bullshit about how I had no idea what he was talking about and I had dark circles under my eyes and that must be what he was talking about.  He just gave me a funny look, dismissed me, and told me I needed to have my clearance papers done in 2 days or he’d cancel my leave.

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Sengoku BASARA + Tumblr text posts, part 1

it was only a matter of time

Originally posted by maximus-edit

“Gohan, take care of your mother for me. She needs you.”

Originally posted by pumpkincry

“Goten, you gonna take care of Mom for me?”

At first, this is just like normal stuff you’d expect him to say, but after my latest chapter I was thinking…

Chi-Chi was kinda left alone for a year when Goku dies the first time - she didn’t have Gohan b/c Piccolo took him, and none of Goku’s friends were particularly close or nice enough to really check in on her (except Krillin but he was only doing it b/c he needed to tell her that Goku was dead and Gohan was w/ Piccolo, tho technically that’s not in the manga but I’m not one of those people so I had to mention how Krillin popped in at least once). I mean, yeah, she had her dad, but that can only go so far for so long, especially considering how he’s kinda got a kingdom to run and whatnot. SO. ANYWAY.

After that and how upset Chi-Chi clearly was over the whole ordeal cause she was SO PISSED at him - Goku makes sure to tell his sons to watch over Chi-Chi, first when he sacrifices himself against Cell, and then when they all think Gohan is dead in Buu and he tells Goten to watch over her for him, and like…

Even during the Namek/Frieza stuff she’s kinda shown hanging out with the others at Capsule Corp and whatnot so I get the impression that they were asked to watch over her, too, but I’m not sure if that’s actually true or not - that’s just a suspicion/headcanon. (I mean, she did want to rush after her husband and son and was on Dr. Brief’s ass all the time about getting a spaceship to send her up there after them)  

BUT STILL MY HEART GUYS

Hagakure’s role in Mirai-Hen speculation/analysis:

- Since they changed the opening, I have a lot more to work with when it comes to analyzing now. Well, I could just be pulling all this out of nowhere and overanalyzing, but in Danganronpa, the signs are ALWAYS there. We just don’t notice them when we see them the first time.

- Anyways, I noticed that Hagakure’s the only person in the opening who’s not technically dead. I mean, sure, he’s wrapped in thorns, but it doesn’t look like he’s bleeding out or anything.

This is probably because he’s the only one out of the 16 in the opening that isn’t part of the killing game taking place inside (although this doesn’t mean he’s one of the 16 in the survivor count)

- Note that I’m using a lot of references from the Tarot, for obvious reasons since Hagakure has been known to use them for his fortune telling.

- I’d first like to touch on the rose petals and thorns included in the shot of him in the opening.

From http://www.whats-your-sign.com/rose-meaning.html:

Seeking symbolic meaning of the rose from an esoteric perspective, we can look at the Tarot, in which the rose is considered a symbol of balance. Here the beauty of the rose expresses promise, new beginnings, hope.

*Komaeda voice* DID YOU SAY HOPE?!

- Starting off with the rose petals, it should be noted that they seem to be falling (though this could be for artistic appeal). What happens to a petal when it falls off a flower? It eventually wilts and dies after a period of time. This could mean that Hagakure only has a certain amount of time to try to help out the Future Foundation members before they all die.

- The rose is said to symbolize new beginnings and hope, right? I said a while ago that Hagakure’s probably going to try and call in help from Togami, Fukawa, Kanon, and/or the cast of SDR2. It’s fairly obvious that Hagakure won’t be able to do anything of much use by himself (sorry Hiro), so trying to get outside help would be the smartest option.

- By ending the final killing game with their help, he could bring a new beginning to the world and spread hope that the Future Foundation will remain intact even after a horrible murder fest.

- The rose is also regarded as a symbol of balance. What are the two forces most prominent in the Danganronpa universe? Hope and despair. By acting as a mediator between the two (the Future Foundation and Junko Enoshima & her followers), Hagakure could be a decisive factor in which one comes out on top.

-Also, there are 13 rose petals in total. At first I thought it meant that 13 of them die, but only having 3 survivors (including Hagakure) seems unlikely (though this is Danganronpa, so you can’t just jump to conclusions).

From http://www.whats-your-sign.com/number-thirteen.html:

In the language of the Tarot, the number thirteen is represented in the Death card, which is symbolic of:
Transition
Change
Beginnings
(*when the card is
upright; Yasuhiro’s “death” picture depicts him upright. However, on the other side, he’s depicted upside down. When reversed, Death now represents resistance to change and the inability to move on.)

- All these things indicate the final killing game, where the Future Foundation has already undergone major losses with the deaths of two of their branch leaders and the death of a survivor from the second killing game.

- It could also indicate that the mastermind is trying to prevent the Future Foundation from transitioning the world into an era of peace by forcing them to kill each other. To counter this, Hagakure is trying to end the last killing game in order to bring a stop to the reign of despair.

Moving onto the thorns:
This beauty (of the rose’s flower) is contrasted with its thorns which represents defense, physicality, loss, thoughtlessness. The rose is seen in the major arcana as: Magician, Strength, Death and Fool cards. All of these cards hold strong meanings of balance and equilibrium.

- In the opening shot, Hagakure’s getting strangled by the thorns, though they don’t seem to be hurting him to the point where he’s going to die.

- Right now, he’s probably in a panicked state of mind and desperate to save his friends. Though he currently doesn’t know what’s going on inside (unless he manages to come across a TV broadcasting it), I can imagine he can guess that whatever it is, it’s not good.

- Point being, those thorns possibly represent despair. It’s strangling him and trying to keep him tied down so that he can’t move forward.

Onto Hagakure himself, he’s colored purple. What does that mean?

From http://www.bourncreative.com/meaning-of-the-color-purple/:

Purple is associated spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. Different shades, tints, and hues of purple have different meanings. Light purple hues represent feminine energy and delicacy, as well as romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark purple hues evoke feelings of gloom, sadness, and frustration. Bright purple hues suggest riches and royalty.

- Hagakure is colored in with a darker hue of purple, definitely not bright or light in color. This, of course, symbolizes gloom, sadness, and frustration, which are all symptoms of despair.

EDIT: I also found a reference from another site that says:

When Purple is seen on a Tarot card it implies that guidance and assistance from the highest realm will be available. It also sometimes intimates a karmic situation and/or vital life lesson.

We know what that means, right? I don’t know about the “highest realm” part, but when you’re friends and allies are being forced to kill each other in an allotted amount of time, you can’t be extremely picky with who you want to help you out.

- I’d say that based on all this, Hagakure is probably going to face a lot of despair, but despite that, he’s going to try to keep hope alive and help out the Future Foundation somehow (by getting the help of others).

Hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any comments, thoughts, or questions, please tell me. I’d love to see more speculation on the topic.

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hmmmmmmmm,,,

i mean we’ve seen loki crying in whitespace before after being confronted by technically another version of himself and admitting he’s not the exactly loki he appears to be (yeah i know the YA ones are out of order but i figured that was the best crying drama queen panel so i used it anyway)

IMAGINE Maul and Ahsoka becoming platonic flatmates and disagreeing with how to deal with their annoying Inquisitors neighbors...

Ahsoka: Maul! How many times have I told you, bisecting your neighbors is wrong! Haven’t your read the houserules I told you about when you moved in with me? Thou shall not bisect thy neighbor?

Maul: He started cutting through my rosebushes again with those stupid spinny lightsabers

Eighth Brother: *offscreen* ARGGGGH THE PAIN!

Ahsoka: Whatever, anyway, I’m inviting my friend Kanan and his apprentice Ezra for dinner. But don’t try pulling anything. Kanan is still pissed at you after that incident with the red lightsaber and the fact you tried to steal his apprentice.

Maul: Hey now, I really wanted an apprentice.

Ahsoka: Also, I’m inviting Darth Vader. I mean, he’s on the Dark Side, but he technically is still Anakin and has his memories so we can catch up on old times.

Maul: What? No, but that guy stole my place…

Ahsoka: Also, Darth Vader wants to bring Darth Sidious with him too. Better start cookin’.

Maul: BUT WHAT WILL I WEAR? *hyperventilates*

COMING TO ABC THIS FALL 9/8C

Ahsoka: What you usually do, like bare your torso and slap a bow tie over it.

Sun's Team (aka Solar System Team) Again

Okay so, I realized something more.

If my speculation is true…

I just figure that if they actually are Uranus, Nepture, Saturn. That’s mean they all are the 3 planets that far from Sun most. (Minus Pluto if anyone still counts it) While Mercury, who possibly has nothing to do with them, is the nearest to Sun.

And technically, if Sun still in Vale and came for somewhere else (he’s stowaway anyways), does that mean he’s far from his teammates and close to Mercury?

And I just realized that Kpop stars that Monty used as design base are from boy band names Big Bang……….. God damn it Monty.

Random Rambles
  1.  After all we have learned about how Aaron harming himself isn’t gonna be as direct as physically hurting himself I have started wondering if maybe that is where his friendship with Andy comes in. Forcing himself to be around the person that is suffering the most because of something he blames himself for. I can’t think of anything that would be harder for Aaron, that would be the ultimate way to punish himself. Although I would like it if they did become actual friends, there is SO MUCH they could bond over.
  2.  So when Robert agrees to stay away from Aaron and then goes to tell Aaron he can’t see him for a while… technically aren’t they already over anyway? I mean they actually broke up before Aaron left so when Aaron went back it was to help his secret EX-boyfriend. Other than to discuss Katie stuff which there shouldn’t be that much left of to talk about, why would they need to see each other? < that’s rhetorical, obviously it’s ‘cause they can never stay away from each other for long
  3. We already know he will agree to stay away from Aaron (I knew that is what she would demand and can we please have a 'because my son deserves way better’ dig at Robert) so all I really want from him when Chas demands it is for him to hesitate, anytime they have decided to split up it was the choice of one of them so I would just like to see him have an issue with the fact that this time it is a separation he has no control over. It would be wonderful if he got all jaw clench-y and then practically spit “fine” out through gritted teeth. I would like to see it bother him. It doesn’t last long tho right? We got that spoiler that says both Robert and Aaron are trying to save Andy.
  4. I honestly wouldn’t mind AT ALL if Robert is like 'we have to stay away’ and then he starts to talk about how it’s just for a little while but then Aaron cuts in and is just like “Yeah I think you’re right’ I would love to see Robert have to deal with that, for him to be like 'Wait. What? A week ago you were in love with me and now you don’t even want to be around me? wtf dude’. Tbh it would be a really good sign for Aaron to be on board with taking some space, I think that would be really good for his mental state, for him to recognize that having a breather from all the secrets and stress might be a good thing.

marry158  asked:

Hi! I've got to comment on Sunflower this way since AO3 has been messing with my comments, deleting all but the first sentence. I truly love the chapter, it was one of the best yet. Concerning Amy, I may have felt for her at the begining when she was the overprotective older sister. But when she gave Tommy the file, it was really low (and I wonder, does Chloe know?) and now talking about Chloe in this way...I have no more sympathy for her. Anyway, thank you for the chapter, you're the best

Thank you so much Marry!  I don’t know what’s up with AO3 lately, they seem to be having a lot of technical difficulties :/

Poor Amy, I think she really put her foot in her mouth tonight.  She means well, and she honestly did have (in her own mind, anyway) good intentions when she gave Tommy that file.  She wanted him to see what Chloe went through so he would know what he was getting himself into, and have the opportunity to quit now before he got in too deep and broke her heart.  She’s truthfully looking out for her sister’s best interests…but she’s going about it in a horribly skewed way and isn’t giving Tommy ANY benefit of the doubt.  He’s a good guy, but all she can see is how crushed Chloe would be if he dumps her when the going gets tough - and that’s exactly what she believes will happen.  What she doesn’t realize is that Tommy is every bit as tough and determined as Chloe is.

Her words in the kitchen were harsh and far more bluntly brutal than she intended, but her temper was up and Tommy did push her to it.  He probably owes Chloe as much of an apology for that as Amy does.

At this point in the story I agree with you, it’s hard to feel any sympathy for Amy…I just have to keep reminding myself that she really does want the best for Chloe, her problem is that she thinks SHE’S the one with the right to decide what that is.

Hang in there.  It will all come out in the wash :)