“For the road is
full of the unreturned as through the night they roam.”
April’s song does not only set the tone for the episode it lends its name too, the haunting tune beautifully ties together the themes which drives Class’ first series. Charlie, Quill, Ram, Tanya, April, Charlie, Quill… They’re already set apart by their status as outsiders, by their otherness. That of an aliens, so very far from everything they knew. Or that of a 14-year-old struggling to be considered an equal by class mates three years older than her.
Now they’ve fallen out of their worlds completely. Stumbled into a territory where there is no longer a path. While those around them appear to be able to overlook death and destruction, they cannot help but see. Their grief is striking in its power, it tears them apart at the seams. Their sense of morality is challeged, over and over again, until the unspeakable is the only option left: genocide. But even if war is your very nature, it can leave you stranded - Quill has achieved her revenge on those who killed her people and has saved her greatest enemy from death, but what is there left for her now?
They can never return to what was. They cannot unsee what they have witessed, what has changed them forever. They cannot undo what they have done. Rhodia and Quill will remain gone, in the shadows of history. Ram’s father and Tanya’s mother are dead. In these (until now) final moments with Class’ characters, they are more lost than ever. But there is hope, nonetheless. The hope they’ve always had.
”For the lost
may greet lost souls they meet, and each may find their home.”
Charlie is the white male protagonist–the alien prince without a people. This is meant to be his tragic backstory. She’s just the terrorist who attacked his people. And yet…? This becomes her story. She is a freedom fighter against an oppressive regime. The ‘tragic prince’ is the heir to a morally questionable monarchy. He is not the hero (nor is she the villain) one would expect.
I’m so happy to finally be able to submit to reigisa week! ^^
(>< sorry it’s not more reigisa-y, I feel like I focused on the daily theme of friends more than the overall reigisa theme- I only realized this after I finished, but I still wanted to share what I made)
was a nice Thursday afternoon in early October and all Jonathan wanted to do
was shoot himself. Or maybe jump off a bridge? Would that get him out of this
why do I have to do this?” He asked, looking at his boyfriend with
Sock said, grinning, “I want to see it!!”
pinched the bridge of his nose and sighed. He wished he could say no to the
cute demon but he couldn’t.
fine….” He said, letting his shoulders slump in defeat.
demon cheered in delight and began to strip his clothes off. Jonathan sighed
again and did the same, laying them out on his bed. He took Sock’s discarded
cloths and just strafed at them.
is unbelievable….” He muttered, pulling the boys jeans on.
Sock said, falling over as he pulled Jonathan’s jeans on, “But you’re
doing it anyway!”
the teen muttered, pulling the purple skirt on, “Because I love you.”
was that?” Sock asked, pulling the white t-shirt on.
Jonathan said, pulling the light blue shirt on.
sure?” Sock grinned, pulling the grey hoodie on and sipping it.
sure.” Jonathan said, slipping the brown vest on.
smiled and tied his red scarf around Jonathan’s neck and put his hat atop his
head. Sock tossed him his striped socks (no pun intended?) and the teen rolled
his eyes, pulling them on. Once he righted himself, he finally took a good look
at Sock. A light blush came to his cheeks as he looked at his boyfriend in his
hoodie, which was very large on him.
look so cute!!” Sock said, jumping up and down.
Jonathan mumbled, rubbing the back of his neck, “So… so do you….”
blushed lightly as well and smiled. He grabbed the end of the scarf around
Jonathan’s neck and pulled him down to his height. He wrapped his arms around
his neck and pressed his lips to his. Jonathan smiled against his lips and
kissed back, wrapping his arms around his waist. Maybe this wasn’t so bad.
In all honesty, I truly love all the CGs in the game. They were all drawn so beautifully and depicts her moments with each brother, may it be good or bad
But I have to say that the CGs that I really enjoy 100% are the ones that shows how happy she is with the man of her choice.
These CGs really do show how deeply in love they are with each other despite all the hardships they went through individually and together.
I also enjoy the sweet scenes where the boys are behaving gently towards his little angel, especially when they kiss or embrace her with care to really prove how much affection he has towards her.
Aside from that, some CGs that show the boys discarding their treasured item for her sake also made my heart flutter.
As the CG shows, this is Kanato burning Teddy by his own will, and he looks happy. Which I think is self explanatory considering how much he loves Teddy. Aside form this, Kanato also accepted the teddy bear that Yui made for him in More Blood. Which is, again, very self explanatory.
Another example is when Reiji gave Ruki his pocket watch (which, I note, is important to him) to create a pact, and yet again, for Yui’s sake.
This clearly proves that Yui is the new treasured for them, and that all their previous treasured items almost means nothing to them after falling for her.
And finally, my utmost favorite category of CGs are the wedding ones.
Look at how cute they are
In my experience of playing the games, the wedding CGs always look so sweet and happy, because, of course, they’re wedded. And I doubt that the boys would marry her if they don’t love her.
The general atmosphere of when they marry her or propose to her are what I hold closest to my heart (I like happy endings). The words they convey to her are also very special to me because they’re pouring all they got into words that may not actually contain everything that he feels towards her.
So my conclusion is, all these happy CGs and scenes are very enjoyable to look at because:
You couldn’t bring yourself to fall
asleep. The more you sat curled in the passenger, shivering and staring out the
windshield at the steady sheets of rain, the harder it became for you to pull
yourself from your thoughts. Your body shuddered once more and you slightly
curled inward, relaxing once more when the shiver subsided.
Konn Torin had fallen in love at a young
age and it was with a boy he could never be with. This was because of many
reasons, but there were a few main points that always stood out to Torin:
1. Rikan was being groomed to become the
next emperor of the Eastern Commonwealth, and Torin his advisor. Their
positions would never allow for the romantic relationship Torin dreamed of.
2. Rikan couldn’t love Torin that way, as
evidenced by the many occasions Torin witnessed of Rikan’s poor attempts at
flirting with women. Torin could see the lust in Rikan’s eyes when he talked to
or about women, and when he looked at men that lust was always missing.
3. Rikan was Torin’s best and only friend,
and that was something Torin wished to keep for as long as they both lived.
So when Rikan skidded to a halt in front of
him, cheeks flushed, and says, “I just met the most amazing girl,” with
something a bit more than lust shining in his eyes, Torin plastered on a smile
and asked for details of the girl.
All Rikan can talk about for the next few
weeks is the amazing girl, who he has come to love so much that he claims that
he will marry her. Torin is even given the chance to meet her, and he thinks
that she is just as amazing as Rikan always says. She’s beautiful, funny, kind
and – most of all – genuine. It surprises Torin that he likes her and that
thinks that she is perfect for Rikan. It surprises Torin that he wants her to
stay with Rikan.
And then, Rikan is pacing around in front of
Torin. “How do I do it?” he asks desperately. “Do I just go up and outright ask
for her hand in marriage? Or do I just work my way up to it?”
“I think a direct approach would be best, Your
Highness,” Torin interjects, using Rikan’s formal title as he advises him.
“But I’ve heard rumours,” Rikan says, wide
eyed. “Sūn Kaito has turned down every single man who has asked for his
daughters’ hands in marriage.”
“Maybe he’s just waiting for a man of whom
his daughters’ love, and not a man who offers him the most compensation.” Rikan
relaxes as Torin speaks, and Torin can see the confidence building up inside
him. Torin smiles and says “You can do this. I believe in you.” And he
genuinely means it.
“I love you, Torin. You will always be my
brother.” Rikan attacks Torin in a quick hug and then runs down the hall. Torin
watches him until he can no longer see him.
It would be enough. What he already had
would be enough. Torin wanted Rikan to be happy, and as long as he would always
have a place by Rikan’s side, Torin would be happy too.
Sorry for any mistakes, and about the girl’s father’s name, I kind of just
picked a last name that sounded right from a list, so I’m sorry if I made any
mistakes with the origins of the names, and I hope I haven’t caused any
offense. By the way, the girl is
supposed to be Kai’s mother, and Kai is named after his mother’s father (in my
Written for Moffat Appreciation Week Day 4: Favourite Theme
“Clara, be my pal and tell me. Am I a good man?”
- The Doctor, Into The
“You were the best man, and the most human human being, that I have ever
- John Watson, The
era centres around two main concerns: stories, and the people who live in them.
His love of story is fairly straightforward, as direct as it is magical – his
tales follow fairytale logic and fairytale morality, carving out a space in a
cynical, jaded world for the wonders of our childhood to breathe. Fairytales,
in Moffat’s stories, are an unambiguous good, their nature questioned
constantly but never their value.
his relationship with fairytale heroes is somewhat thornier. Because right from
the beginning, Moffat attacks and deconstructs the very idea of an
all-powerful, all-righteous hero – replacing Davies’ lonely god with a madman
in a box, digging into Conan Doyle’s famous detective and finding the
eccentric, slightly broken man at his core. Moffat’s stories have never been
about heroes; they have, instead, always been about people.
heroes – his Doctors, his Sherlock – are flawed men, just as capable of weakness
and wrong as they are of strength and healing. But through them, and through
their stories and the stories of the people around them, Moffat weaves a tale
of what a hero really is, and what kind of hero we really need.
Try and cover the English, or the Korean words to test yourself and find out what you remember!
토끼: Rabbit, hare
멍멍이: Baby talk for dog or puppy
하늘 다람쥐: Flying squirrel
코알라: Koala bear
How many did you get right? ^^
Well done for getting through week thirty! We just finished the 30th week of vocabulary, can you believe it?! I think we all deserve a two week break! Look forward to week 31. If you’re reading this, please feel free to send in suggestions for the vocabulary theme!