OKAY, SO. LET’S HAVE
A TALK ABOUT HELGA HUFFLEPUFF. BECAUSE. I HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SAY.
Here’s the thing; in my head, Helga Hufflepuff has always been a soldier. Yes, she’s kind
and fair, but she also knows when a good hex or a punch in the face is the only
solution. This does not happen often. She’s friendly and accepting and patient.
But when someone threatens her friends, or her family, or her students, that
someone better be prepared to have her wand aimed at them. Or better yet, a
sword. Use what you know and all that, and while she’s great with her hexes and
curses and even some charms used in a way her old mentor would definitely not
have approved of, there’s just something incredibly satisfying in meeting
someone sword to sword. She and Godric spars every now and then, though it’s
clear he’s more of a dueler than a soldier. But Helga. Helga joined the war
when she was 15, and she never regretted it. It was grueling, and it was painful,
and she watched so many of her companions fall. But she joined for a reason –
to protect (her family, her little nephews and nieces and all the children of
her village) and to, one day, try and change the world enough that war wouldn’t
be necessary. She fought for years, rising in rank as fewer and fewer of her
friends were left, and she refused to give up. This was for the children. This
was for the future.
was 23, she became general. And at 24, the war finally ended. And then she had
to find something else to do.
back to her village, to the little houses and fields and her family. And for a
while she was content, but not for long. She wanted to do something, because that was the reason she joined the war in the
first place. For change. She wanted peace, and quiet, and a place to call home.
But when she had it, she realized she only knew how to fight. And she was not
going to accept that.
She went to
find her old mentor, an aging wizard who kept forgetting his wand in odd places
but who also knew a lot of spells and had more magical books than she had seen
anywhere else in her life (later, when she met Rowena Ravenclaw and saw her
collection, she would stare at it for ten minutes and then just go “nope” and
walk out of the room). She asked him to teach her as much as he could. What he’d
taught her before she left for the army was useful, but if she was gonna change
the world she needed more.
to her, listened to her reasons and her dreams and then he sat her down with a
cup of tea and started talking about magical theory. Most of her went over her
head. She listened anyway. And she kept
coming back. And when she realized how many children he’d helped out through
the years (her among them), she asked him about that. He started spouting even more magical theory. And she kept
listening. And when it was over and he said he couldn’t teach her anymore, she
knew more about accidental magic and magical cores than she thought possible.
And she was satisfied, because this
was what she needed to know. Something that could help. Something that could
change a life, or two, or a hundred, if you only had the people to teach it to.
This was for the children. This was for the future.
she met two wizards and a witch, constantly bickering and joking and everything
in between. And the wanted to start a magic school. Of course she went with them. It was the purpose she had been looking
for. It was a way to do what she’d always dreamt of.
started planning how to do it, and moved into Godric’s family castle up in
Scotland. As they decided to split the students into four groups, Helga started
to get irritated. She had spent half her life fighting a war, she knew that you
couldn’t always get the brave or the smart or the cunning. You had to use the
resources that were available. Anyone
could become a good soldier (or student, she supposed) if they were trained
She was a general, and she’d take anyone who wanted to learn. She was
a soldier, and she’d take anyone who would work hard, because that’s all you
need to change the world. She was a 15 year old girl who joined the army, and
she remembered what it was like when people judged you for your bravery, for
your intelligence, for your strength. She was a 26 year old veteran, and she
would punch anyone who said you couldn’t learn because of something as stupid
as who you are. In the face. They’d
deserve it, for implying that her students weren’t good enough.
@egdramaqueen I said it “needs a bit of polishing” which apparently means I sit here and write another 700 words into it in less than an hour, so here it is. I finished it.
It’s really not something to be sad about. All groups try their best it’s expected. Twice fans are working hard too and it’s important to acknowledge that they do a good job too. That’s just how it is ^_^ The main goal of increasing youtube views is to help bangtan win music shows. Not really for beating records although of course, having records in itself is amazing but it’s not the main thing to focus on.
It’s better to focus on the good things and we’ve accomplished so much already with this YNWA album even with just four new songs. It’s really a lot of great accomplishments from Bangtan and ARMYs!!! Not to say that we should no longer work hard about increasing the MV views, because we should!!! But it’s important to note that it’s not solely about beating someone else.
Does the phenomenon that makes people "read" animal emotions as people emotions (like a dog making a tense or scared expression being misinterpreted as equaling a human smile) have a specific name? Or is it just a side effect of the fact that humans in general are empathetic creatures that naturally empathize in a human way (or something like that)? Thank you very much for your help!
It’s called anthropomorphism. The tendency for humans to want to empathize with non-human animals is called biophilia, and it becomes anthropomorphic when people attribute human characteristics to non-humans.
The UT/US/UF skelebros at their first human fair! Complete with funnel cakes, deep-fried everything, Ring Tosses, shooting games, pony rides, face-painting, trinket-selling booths and make-you-puke roller coasters! Bonus points: Who drags their SO to the Tunnel of Love? Who doesn't even fully grasp what that ride is for?
Sans enjoys the gentler rides–the kind that can lull you to sleep. The swings that lift into the air, the swinging pirate ship, anything where he can just sit back and relax. There’s a ride (Spaceship 3000? Gravitron 3000? Apparently, putting 3000 after something makes it futuristic) where you stand against a wall and it spins super fast, flattening you against the wall to the point where your feet can leave the floor. Well, that’s his favorite because he can show off. He gets into various poses, all the while keeping his eyes closed and pretending(??) to doze.
He’s not much for sweets, but he devours the hot dogs after smothering them with ketchup and at least tries a bite of your funnel cake and deep-fried oreos.
When it comes to the games, he’s got skills. In fact, he’s too good. The games are supposed to be rigged, but he’s winning every one of them. You get whatever toy/plush you have your eye on and the satisfaction of watching the carnies try to figure out how to call him out for cheating without outing themselves for rigging the games.
You’re the one that drags Sans to the Tunnel of Love. He’s full of hot dogs and tired from walking around/standing in lines all day, so the gentle rocking of the boat lulls him to sleep. Opportunity missed!
WOWIE, THIS IS EXCITING! LOOK AT ALL OF THOSE LIGHTS AND ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE!
Papyrus talks to everyone. Everyone. He can’t contain his excitement and anyone standing in the general vicinity of him while in line is going to hear all about it. He asks you questions about everything, too, and you’re definitely riding everything. Everything. He makes the mistake of scarfing down an entire funnel cake because it’s “HUMAN TRADITION” and then riding something that slung the two of you around and went upside-down.
Yeah.. he totally threw up all over the place. Funnel cake bits rain down on the people waiting in line. Both of you are beyond mortified. He “NYOO HOO HOO"s in a public restroom for half an hour straight afterward. You finally get him to calm down by marching in and literally dragging him back into the fair. You turn the games into a competition, and well, “THE GREAT PAPYRUS NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM FRIENDLY COMPETITION! YOU’RE ON! JUST DO NOT CRY WHEN YOU’RE CRUSHED! .. IN A FRIENDLY WAY, OF COURSE! BECAUSE I’D NEVER.. CRUSH.. YOU.” He’s babbling. The two of you play every game and you somehow beat him. Oh, he’s letting you win. Now he’s blushing and shouting about how skilled you are.
You have to drag him to the Tunnel of Love because he’s SO DONE with rides. But he actually enjoys it, and while he doesn’t really understand the purpose of the ride, he does admit that it has a “ROMANTIC AMBIANCE BEFITTING THE CAGE OF PASSION” that you’re in with him. His arm goes around you, and the two of you cuddle while he nuzzles you temple with his teeth and blushes. What a sweetheart.
He’s just as excited about everything as UT!Paps, but he doesn’t talk to anyone else but you about it (and his brother if Stretch happens to be around). His hand is constantly in yours, and he wants to ride everything. You take him on a ride that goes way up high, then drops the platform quickly, and he’s so scared that his bones are rattling. However, he’s not about to let you see him as a scared little babybones, so he goes through with it. This ignites some sort of daredevil adrenaline-junky side of him, and he wants to go on it again and again.. all of the roller coasters, too.
He eats giant pretzels and deep-fried oreos and twinkies. Now he’s hyped up on sugar and is pretty much uncontrollable. You can’t keep up. You’re starting to feel sick. You end up sitting on a bench and watching him ride a few rides while you wait for your stomach to settle.
Blueberry realizes you’re not feeling well and moves on to games. He pours his energy into them, but doesn’t realize that most are rigged. He ends up getting teary-eyed when he fails, and he’s super-dramatic about it. You try winning him something, but all you get is a consolation prize–a small, colorful stuffed snake. It doesn’t cheer him up; he wanted to win YOU something.
He suggests the Tunnel of Love when the two of you come to it, but he’s blushing a bright blue and twiddling his fingers together when he asks. Once inside, he keeps scooting closer until he’s cuddled into your side, and he admits, “I’VE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME TODAY.. WITH YOU.” He’s so adorable that you shower his skull with kisses, and he ends up in your lap for the rest of the ride.
He rides everything you want to ride and doesn’t show the slightest inclination of being scared or phased by anything. No, instead he’s watching YOUR reactions, trying to see what excites and/or scares you. His lazy grin is the same, and whenever you shriek, he chuckles. If you look unsure about the ride, he’ll tease you.
Papyrus is all about the nachos, the funnel cakes, and the candied apples. You already know he has a sweet tooth, and after he finishes the candied apple, he spends the rest of the afternoon twirling the stick between his teeth. You suppose that’s because he can’t smoke on the fairgrounds.
He watches you play the games instead of playing them yourself.. and holy crap, you’re good! You’re hitting every target, you’re popping every balloon, you’re nailing every hoop..! You’re excited, and Stretch is grinning. Oh. Right. He’s cheating with his magic. Welp, you’re not even mad. You got all the stuffed animals you wanted.
The Tunnel of Love gets blown off. Instead, Stretch takes you to the ferris wheel, right after the sun sets and the lights are bright. At the very top, he pulls that cliché line “you’re beautiful” when you claim the view’s beautiful.. and yeah, you fall for it because he’s wearing the cheesiest grin you’ve ever seen on him. The multi-hued lights are washing over his skull in a way that makes the moment feel so surreal, and when you kiss him, you feel like your heart’s going to burst out of your chest.
You had a nice time.
When it comes to the rides, Red is all about the roller coasters and anything that goes upside-down. He wants to see you scared, and he wants his adrenaline to be pumping at the same time. He eats hot dogs and giant pretzels and covers both with mustard, and he’ll try a couple of bites of the deep-fried food you pick out. When he goes back to the rides, he starts to feel queasy, so now it’s on to the games.
He blatantly cheats at all the games. He doesn’t even hide the fact that he’s using magic. The carnies try to call him on it, but he just smirks and suddenly the dart he was about to magically impale over and over again into ALL of the balloons hits the space right beside the carnie’s cheek. They’re terrified. Red gets whatever prize you pick out, and if you get annoyed by the fact that he’s scaring the carnies, then he’ll just pick out several. He’s unapologetic.
Ultimately, he gets banned from the games. But, oh hey, is that a mechanical bull?! He’s only seen them on TV and wants to try it, so you both make some silly bet to see who can last the longest. Red enjoys the sight of you riding the bull way more than he should, and you feel yourself get righted when you know you should have fell, but it’s still a ton of fun! He beats you, of course, by cheating. The show-off even rides it standing up by the end of it, and when he jumps off, it’s by choice. Well, now you have to do whatever it is that he wanted for the bet. But that’ll come later.
(*Seriously, though, you guys should send me imagines for what the S/O has to do for the bet!)
He doesn’t do the Tunnel of Love and rolls his eyelights when you suggest it. Instead, he drags you through a haunted house in hopes that you’ll get scared and cling to him. He takes advantage of every jump scare to cope a feel in the dark or lick your neck. Huh. You didn’t think it was possible to feel turned on and scared at the same time, but hey, it is.
Edge hates crowds, and now you bring him here. Waiting in lines suck, and he lets you know it. He dictates which rides you go on, and should you accuse him of being scared of the faster rides that go upside-down, he’ll cross his arms and declare “THE TERRIBLE PAPYRUS DOES NOT FALTER IN THE FACE OF SUCH CHILDISH RIDES!” and take it as a personal challenge. Oh yeah, he’s riding all of them. He’s actually scared and locks up, giving the bar/harness/whatever a death-grip, and screaming through his closed mouth the entire time. You can show him Mercy and suggest food, or you can keep going until he finally snaps that “THIS IS STUPID!” and stomps off toward the food anyway.
Nothing is up to his tastes. He samples from whatever you get, but ultimately, he’s just not into cheap (yet still overpriced) food like this. He compares you to Sans, and then you move on to games. Even though they’re rigged, he’s still excellent at them–even without magic! Nope, the Terrible Papyrus doesn’t cheat. When it comes to accuracy, he’s got serious skills, and he’s intelligent enough to figure out how to account for the way the carnies have rigged the games. While he does lose a few times, he still gets you whatever you want, and he won’t be satisfied until you’ve thanked him over and over.
From the name, he can deduce what the Tunnel of Love is for, and he avoids it like the plague until you actually suggest it. His face turns red. "WELL, I SUPPOSE IF YOU’RE THAT DESPERATE TO RIDE IT WITH ME..“ He begrudgingly agrees, and he blushes the entire time. The ride is cheesy–so cheesy! Are you riding in a swan boat?!– but it’s dark and you’re both sitting close together. You’re going to have to make the first move here; he’s not one for PDA. But hey, if you go for it, you get a rather long kiss as a reward.
G!Sans prefers the relaxing rides, too, but hey, he’s happy to watch you go on the roller coasters if you want. He wants to see you having fun, and he’s likely to tease you if any of the rides intimidate you. Likely, you can pull him onto a faster ride or two, but he’s mostly content on the swings that suspend in the air. He can smoke up there without anyone telling him to put it out.
He eats hot dogs and funnel cakes, and even decides to feed you some funnel cake just to see if he can make you blush. If you let him, you’re bound to get powdered sugar on your cheek, and he’s going to wipe that off with his thumb and then lick it off. He enjoys trying to make you as flustered as possible.
Like Edgy, he wins whatever games he plays without resorting to magic. He prefers to watch you play the games, however, so he can alternate between giving you tips and poking fun at you when you lose. He’s not afraid of PDA, so you spend the entire time walking around, hand-in-hand with him, and he seems relaxed.
He’s down for the Tunnel of Love. In fact, he’s the one that suggests it. He cracks jokes about the cheesiness of it all, though has his arm around you as soon as the two of you sit down. G!Sans will guide your head to his shoulder and toy with your hair during the ride, and as much as he makes fun of the experience, he seems to really enjoy it. The only way to stop his jokes is to kiss him, however, and you’re definitely up for that.
1. English adoption of a French term for describing a silly, naïve person; a “fly swallower”, someone who keeps their mouth open all the time (native English-speakers will recognize its equivalent of “mouth breather”). A credulous, gullible person who accepts everything they hear at face value as gospel truth.
Origin: French “gobe-mouche”=flycatcher bird or plant < “gober”=to swallow + “mouche”=fly.”
“As words here cost nothing, the gulping gobemouche is plentifully supplied.” — Richard Ford
Quite the opposite, actually! People who took the end of ndrv3 to mean that DR is over I don’t think looked at a full translation of the epilogue.
The game very well could have ended with all of the characters dying, and it initially seemed as if it were going to at first. The credits literally happen and the game “ends” at first just after Kiibo blasts the whole dome over the school to pieces, with no sign that anyone else could possibly have been alive. And it actually takes you back to the menu and talks about your save data before “glitching” and seguing into the epilogue.
In the epilogue, we’re shown three survivors, rather than none, and even though “fiction is over” and the fictional world of the killing game show has been blasted apart, Saihara and the others very much agree on the fact that the story is still continuing.
Some of the very last lines in the game are things like “fiction isn’t over,” “the story isn’t over,” “the story continues.” So I think this is a very clear sign that DR has a long way to go; it’s just going to constantly be outdoing itself in trying new things and taking stuff in a different direction!