the bows!

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Again I kind of adore the messages Yuuko is putting across here. 

Only the victim of a situation can decide whether their suffering was significant or not. Grudges are easy, unequal, and unfair by their very nature. And even then, spiders are more fair than humans. 

It occurs to me that Yuuko isn’t even explaining this as a lesson that Watanuki “needs to learn”, but rather as an explanation that “this is just how things are, and none of it is ever fair or equal”. 

LIFE IS FULL OF RANDOM SUFFERING AND UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES YOU GUYS. 

THANKS YUUKO. OUR CHATS ARE ALWAYS SO UPLIFTING. 

My favourite resolution to this plot line would be Watanuki going, “Oh, the spider wants Doumeki to suffer? OK I GOT THIS.”

And then just like. Chasing Doumeki around his house beating him with a stick until the spider was satisfied and lifted the curse. 

It’s absolutely not going to be that simple BUT I CAN DREAM OK. 

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On this day in music history: February 25, 1995 - “Take A Bow” by Madonna hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 9 weeks on February 18, 1995. Written and produced by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Madonna, it is the eleventh chart topping single for the pop music superstar. While working on her sixth album “Bedtime Stories”, Madonna approaches Babyface, and asks him if he would be interested in working together. The superstar producer and songwriter accepts the offer and they get right to work. “Take A Bow” is based on a piece of music Face has already written, completing it shortly after playing it for Madonna. The pair write the lyrics and melody together. The track is recorded with a full orchestra with the strings being arranged by Nellee Hooper (Soul II Soul, Sinead O'Connor, Massive Attack), with Babyface also singing background vocals on the track. Issued as the follow up to the first single “Secret” (#3 Pop), Entering the Hot 100 at #45 on December 17, 1994, climbing to the top of the chart ten weeks later. “Bow” is Madonna’s longest running chart topper on the pop singles chart. “Take A Bow” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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How to cheat a dragon’s curse scribbles.

From the first seven books, this one has always been my favorite.