so apparently someone made a survey of favourite destiel fic authors (that someone being @unforth-ninawaters), and somehow i’m ranked as 5th favourite????!?! thaNK YOU people who put my name down????? my mother is gonna be thrilled (and then ask why i’m not #1)
on another note, i’ve spent the last two days of my life painting my room purple after literally 8 years (and i mean literally, not figuratively, or exaggeratively), trying get my health up enough that i could paint a hecking wall. it. is. done. THE WALLS ARE PURPLE
I AM PLEASED
AND DEAR GOD I AM EXHAUSTED IT’S 3AM everything hurts i’m dying i need to sleep
you ever just like daydream about contacting that one deity like:
*deep sigh* they’re really cool, I bet. I want to give them a hug. their followers are neat. *smiles while thinking about media that vibes with their symbols* *reads things about them interacting with their followers and feels happy* they’re hilarious! gosh, it would be so cool to talk with them. I wonder what they’d say?
meanwhile a thought pops in like: you know you could always talk to them?
and you’re like: but no! no I can’t do that! what? ppfft that’s just. no. impossible!
Please just don't do dumb tumblr shit like sticking unnecessary symbols on things. You look like a dumb teenager just following the crowd.
i’m a dumb 22 year old man pissing his life away on a blogging site while drinking himself to death despite being in treatment for alcoholism who never really had much of a teenage youth considering half of it was spent in a drug-induced hazed trying to forget all the time i’ve been institutionalized for homicidal attempts. excuse me for trying to have a little fun i missed out on
in celebration of 7,000+ followers, I wrote a fluffy 5k ficlet where Dean texts Cas a kissy-face emoji by accident, but then wonders if it was really a mistake at all. it’s called Symbols of Affection and you can read it on AO3 right here. ✧*:･ﾟ♡
What does 12 and 7 mean? I don't understand that part of Tokyo Ghoul.
The numbers allude to tarot cards, usually the Major Arcana cards. Ishida slips them in as part of the drawings to add symbolism.
For example, the “12” I was mentioning before is this:
The number 12 refers to the twelfth card of the tarot cards, which is “The Hanged Man”. The card itself can symbolize many things, but in here, it can represent the following below in bold:
Sacrifice — Letting go — Surrendering — Passivity
Suspension — Acceptance — Renunciation — Patience
New point of view — Contemplation — Inner harmony
Conformism — Non-action — Waiting — Giving up
Ultimately Kaneki “sacrifices” himself by going to Anteiku to help, because he knows there’s a good chance he won’t make it out there alive. Even more interesting is how the Hanged Man represents resurrection, or coming back to life after death. And look who pops up as the protagonist in TG:re ;)
The 7 is found in chapter 137:
The seventh card is the Chariot, which can represent some of the following:
Willpower — Self—assertion — Hard control — Discipline
Inflexibility — Success — Wealth — Recognition
Impulsivity — Command — Bravery — Pride
The Chariot basically represents war, perfect for the upcoming battle between Kaneki and Arima. There’s more to it than that though. The Chariot is often accompanied by a picture with a charioteer pulled by two sphinxes or horses, with each creature black or white. It’s interesting because Kaneki is often covered in black, while Arima is wearing white. They may be on the opposite sides, but they are similar in many ways.
Keep in mind that I didn’t really go into detail, there’s other analyses that people did that go into much more specifics of the tarot cards and their interpretations.
Anna I rewatched the special 3 times and I still dont get why WHY God why ON EARTH WOULD SHERLOCK DIG THE GRAVE OF RICOLETTI like what was he trying to achieve?? the whole scene is pointless I dont get it the other body was never the sticking point and it never was the subject of hesitation it had no connection to the direct solution of the case so W H Y WOULD HE
yeah so as I’ve said before many times I think the special is just a masterpiece when it comes to the symbolism in the writing, like honestly, there’s so many symbols and allegories it’s insane. and so, every single thing we see in the dream/OD sequence is supposed to be interpreted as a symbol. I’ve got a few guesses - all of them may be correct (because they’re not mutually exclusive) or some of them may be correct or none of them may be correct, that’s the thing with symbols. ok anyway, my theories are:
if we follow the theory that Mrs Ricoletti is supposed to be a symbolic representation of Mary (which I think given the reference of shooting in a wedding dress and other clues is a logical thing to assume), this scene can be treated as a confirmation. why doesn’t Sherlock find anything, anyone who was supposed to disguise herself as Mrs Ricoletti? because it’s Mary, who is still alive. here, again, I would like to remind those of you who think this doesn’t make any sense because we’re mixing reality with Sherlock’s fantasy: that is exactly the point of the literary device called dream visions - to present some truth to the protagonist, otherwise unavailable to them, in a symbolic form;
this scene can also be a proof that the case was absolutely irrelevant and that the dream sequence is all just a symbol of other stuff (we know which, Sherlock’s sexuality among others). the solution of the case Sherlock presents is perfectly logical - it would seem, because then he doesn’t find the confirmation, he doesn’t find the body. of course you could say that the body could’ve been hidden somewhere else, true, but then if they’d want us to know that they would’ve shown us that one way or another. they didn’t, hence the conclusion: there was no other body.
following this conclusion, we can draw another: the only other theory presented in the episode (apart from Mrs Ricoletti being an actual ghost but let’s leave that maybe because Sherlock is not a scifi show) is John’s - that it’s twins. and why it doesn’t matter in the 1895 reality, it can matter in the actual plot. I’d just like to point out that in this very sequence with the grave digging, Sherlock admits he knows John is always right.
this scene also serves as yet another confirmation: before he starts doing it himself, Sherlock is there with John, but then John shouts at him, says he doesn’t care about him and leaves with Mary. later we are rewared with a scene of a zombie raising from it’s grave. so, this was just Sherlock’s nightmare. both moments (John leaving and the corpse being alive) are equally unreal.