Day One:Festival/Kissing Booth
Happy billdipweek 2017 guysss!
- If they’ll try to kiss you i’ll make pay them far more than 5c - Something like… life? - Din Din! Right answer lil Sapling, your prize is a kiss!
AHHH I’M SO EXITED! IT’S STUPID BUT IT’S THE FIRST TIME I PARTECIPE AT AN EVENT LIKE THAT AND ADSBHSDBKCHKSHCABSKH I’M HAPPY AHHHHH *shut up Mochi.*
I don’t know if i can do all the day because this is the last week of school so it’s full of tests (yes………. the last week…………………………..) and then i will have a really important exam so i have to work hard and study, but I’LL TRY!
Okay, so humans are pretty clingy (majoroty at least), so much so that we have conspicuous and inconspicuous social cues.
Say for example you want a hug. You’d probably go up to the person (ie friend or family) stand a few feet away and just open your arms.
(Aliens are probably confused as to why we don’t initiate the hug first, but there’s just something different about hugging and being hugged, and whether or not you instigated it or not.)
That’s pretty easy to read. Then theres the others things, like, shoulders being a little bit too tense. Or tilting your head just a little bit too much downward. Aliens probably wouldn’t think much of it, but to humans it speaks unfathomable volumes.
Man, Attack On Titan’s character and thematic writing really is underrated.
I see almost nothing picking the characters apart (outside my bubble of Tumblr, at least), when to me it’s the most interesting part of the story.
I don’t think the horror would work if the characters didn’t have these human reactions. If everyone were a badass like Levi you wouldn’t believe in their threat. It’s really the tragedy element of a character’s human flaws and desires getting the best of them.
Eren’s mother’s death is so effective because she is so human. Because she isn’t a infallible source of hope. She’s just another human being who breaks when her family is taken away. If that weren’t there, I don’t think the scene would be nearly as powerful.
Imagine if Gelgar didn’t really have the drinking problem?
If the Levi squad never admitted their mistake?
If Ymir had no motivation of living for herself or Historia her predicament of having given a false name?
If Mikasa didn’t have everyone she loves constantly taken away?
If Eren and Armin didn’t have their shared dream of freedom or putting an end and giving a meaning to all the deaths that happen?
The characters all have human desires, but within a cruel and unfeeling world.
The world is unfair and our characters fight so it no longer would be unfair, this is why I think I care, at least.
Would you really care if these characters weren’t shown to be feeling these things? It’s not that the Titans are this overwhelming threat that makes this story effective, it’s that they turn a blind eye to feelings. The Titans could be no matter what size or shape, but their threat wouldn’t be real if it didn’t mean anything to the characters and thus the audience. We hate the Titans because they make the world unfair and cold (just as we hate Marley because they make the world unfair and cold).
The idea that rational badass who does nothing wrong = good character is such an annoying thing for AoT for this reason and would absolutely ruin the series.
I’m really considering taking some tintype photography classes when I get home. Photography has always been one of those things that’d be a serious hobby if I had the resources - I’d really like to get a nice camera, or else have access to a darkroom and take up black and white film photography again. The whole process of taking photos, preparing the film, and making prints was soothing on a nearly ritualistic level.
Well lemme just tell you a lil’ about this Michigan Native!
Born and raised in Troy, Michigan. Her parents signed her up as a kid to Rec, went to 5 tryouts but didn’t make a team until one needed a back-up. Eventually became a starter and from then out performed for her team. In high school,
she was named to the all-state first team, the all-district first team, the all-conference first team, and all-region first team. She then attended the University of Michigan! Go Blue!
She had a terrific career at Michigan. During her best season, which was her 1st after a season ending injury her freshman year, Kopmeyer led the Big Ten in saves (56), save percentage (.862) and saves-per-game (5.60) during conference play while topping the conference in overall save percentage (.848) and sharing the lead in saves (95). She played in 16 games, making 15 starts and set the school rookie record for shutouts with six. She was awarded the University of Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement Award for the second year running and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
After 4 incredible seasons, this Michigan product, to her surprise, was drafted 31st overall by the Seattle Reign in 2013. Kopmeyer didn’t believe she’d even be drafted and thus already had plans working somewhere else in marketing. She even watched the 2013 NWSL draft until the 29th pick and stopped there and went to work bc she thought she wasn’t going to be drafted only to get a call from her father to which she started bawling.
Unfortunately, she was released from the team due to league roster constraints; however she was re-signed by the team for the 2014 season to back up Hope Solo.
In 2014, as back up to Hope, Kopmeyer believed it was a year she and Hope had began their relationship which was ‘massive’ , in her own words, in the sense that she had the opportunity to grow and learn from the best goal keeper in the world. She finally had someone who believed in her and thus from there on out kept improving as a GK.
On her first ever start in 2014, something only our Kop would do, she went to the wrong goal and so ran the entire field to get to the right one.
However, she did keep a clean sheet and the unbeaten streak while bringing the club to its fifth shutout in twelve games. Not to mention, some really good saves
Kopmeyer has been the back up since 2014 but in the years 2015-17, she’s taken a bigger role as Hope is in rehab now and taken a break from football. She is now the No.1 and has been putting on stellar performances for the Reign.
From being rejected as a kid in rec games, to starting in the wrong goal as a professional to being Player of the Week and now Seattle Reign’s No.1, Haley Kopmeyer is a Seattle Reign FC Original and forever a gem to our team.
It’s been about a week since the humans arrived and they now make up one third of our cerw, they have settled in well, almost too well as they have made this fleet and it’s ships their own. I have been doing research on them and although the reports are conflicting and sketchy they do all say that humans will change their environment to make it more suitable to them. Which is why the unused cargo hold is now something called a “puppy pen” and they are holding nightly events where they gather and play games about exploring a dungeon. They are also oddly easy to get along with, they take almost no offence when insults are thrown at them and if anything speak worse to one another. Their commander Captain Clerk assures me this is all natural that humans bring their home with them but will try to keep from taking over too much of the fleet.
So far the only race that has any problem with them are the Benemar, but the Humans have not risen to any challenge by them, not sure how long that will last.
On a side note I have orderd the fleet not to eat or drink the humans food, it.s just plain poisonous and how they manage to digest it is beyond me!!.
A number of humans were in the canteen eating a delicacy called “curry” a number of the other alien crew had tried some and apparently the sauce did not agree with them. It burned through one of their stomachs, luckily he survived. The third day of the human week was considered curry day and was sacred to them, along with “tacos” on the second day. Their meal was interrupted by sergeant Cathy calling for everyone’s attention.
“Excuse me everyone” the talking stopped and they looked over at her, she was clearly distressed.
“Has anyone seen Troy?”
“Your beagle?” asked another Human.
“Yeah, he isn’t in the puppy pen”
“Maybe someone took him for a walk?”
“I thought of that but he hasn’t been signed out”
All the Humans looked at each other and a silent agreement passed between them all as they all put down their food and left the canteen to go find Troy leaving a number of the non human crew alone.
“What’s a beagle?” Kio asked his mate.
After only one hour every Human on the ship was looking for him, they checked every vent, every cannon and every inch of the ship and were soon resorting to handing out picture of Troy asking if anyone had seen him. To the non Humans this behaviour was odd, this animal was not part of the crew or their squad yet every one of the Humans was distressed about it being missing.
Cathy found a number Benemar wrestling in the gym and approached them.
“Huh? A Human, what are you doing here?”
“I’m looking for my dog Troy, here’s a picture of him please let me know if you see him”
The Benemar clan leader took the picture and a smile crawled across his face, he handed it to the others who all mimicked his expression.
“We have seen this thing little Human”
“You have!!! Where?” she asked eagerly.
“Well you might have trouble finding him now” he laughed
“We wanted to try Human food, this animal barley had any meat on him I don’t know why you keep them”
Cathy looked up at them her face blank, no emotion and her voice flat.
“Yeah, I mean this creature makes a pitiful meal and cried the moment we picked it up, stupid animal”
“You deaf yes, if you are looking for us to be sorry for eating your food, tough we are Benemar and our laws say only the strong eat”
Cathy was shaking and her hands curling into fists, her face went from calm to rage in a single terrifying moment. “YOU ATE MY DOG!!!”
She lunged at him and proceeded to tear him apart.
Admiral Polt and Capitan Clerk sat opposite each other in Polt’s office, the silence between them was vast as Clerk had said something that Polt did not expect.
“Can you say that again please for the record” Polt asked.
“I believe Cathy’s reaction was justified” Clerk said with no uncertainty in his voice.
“She killed the Benemar clan leader, his chief is demanding justice”
“If he wants to try and get it he is free to, but in my eyes and my superiors she has done no wrong as under our law dogs are given the same basic rights as us”
“But it’s just as dog?”
“IT’S NOT JUST A—-” Clerk said slamming his hand down on the table but quickly calmed himself “It’s not just a dog, it is “A” dog”
Polt nearly fled the room when Clerk slammed his hand, after seeing what remained of the Benemar he had no desire to anger another Human.
“I loved that dog, we all did and love all the dogs we brought with us, for someone to…eat one is…”
“It’s okay I understand, I shall speak the chief”
“Thankyou” Clerk said leaving and Polt called the chief to his office.
“What do yo mean you are taking no action?” the chief screamed.
“By their laws sergeant Cathy has done no wrong and was well within her rights”
“She killed one of my clan leaders!”
“Rather impressive for a Human half his size don’t you think? You saw the body, do you really want to take this further? If so I’m sure Captain Clerk would be happy for you to”
“What was it about that animal that they hold so dear?”
“I’m, glad you asked” Polt said pulling out a small folder “i have been reading up on Humans for a few weeks now and there is an interesting bit about dogs I believe will help put this in perspective. They have co-existed and co-evolved for over 30.000 years. The bond between a Human and a Dog is so strong that no words need pass between them for each to know what the other wants. They have fought battles together and have made homes together and Humans care for their dogs as if they were their own children and dogs protect and serve the humans as they are a loving parent. No other race in the galaxy has a companion quite like the Humans have dogs, to belittle or harm their companions in any way will bring their full wrath down upon you”
Polt closed the book and looked at the Benemar chief who had said nothing, he left without saying another word to quickly tell his own warriors to leave these dogs alone.
Polt breathed, another crisis averted and he could move onto more pressing matters, like this Sergeant Stabby that was visiting next month and has all the Humans excited, he worried as to why.
I feel like we’ve missed a big story opportunity with the ‘humans are space orcs’ and 'earth is space Australia’.
Imagine what any alien group would think of Steve Erwin the crocodile hunter.
Scout captain: human steve, we are nearing the cave of the Gandiln’, your earth equivalent of a crocodile?
*Steve nods stoicly, remaining silent as he eyes the cave entrance*
*the captain takes a chunk of bait from a sealed bag, and tosses it in a smooth arc, landing feet from the entrance. Almost immediately, a giant sized lizard, loosely resembling a cross between a crocodile and a velociraptor lunges from cave, devouring the bait.*
Captain: what do you think, human steve?
Steve: ……..imma poke it.
Captain: you wha-? You can’t poke it!
Steve: imma poke it.
*Steve jumps from their cover with a grin, and rushes to the croc-raptor*
Captain: human steve, no!
Steve: human steve, yes!!
So aliens just don’t really have just hobbies. They all have these “logical selective” activities. They don’t take up room but keep the boredom at bay. Humans… not so much. Clutter. Clutter everywhere. Items and random things.
Someone has all these dolls. Toys for children and they just, keep them. Brush their hair and make them clothes but otherwise - WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? Someone collects tea cups with saucers. Not to use. Not whole sets. Just singulars. WHY?! Mardi gras necklaces, bottle caps, striped clothing, pillows, yarn (and all the knitting consequences afforded that), stuffed animals, pebbles, SIGNS FROM POSTS - THAT IS ILLEGAL, HUMAN, CEASE…
So much of it is USELESS CLUTTER. What is the point?! And asking a human is not going to help, what do they do that, “I dunno, I just like it/them/those things” but, but, but…
Humans are collectors. They just… keep things. Comforting reasons and personal preference reasons and a million other non-survival related reasons. They just, don’t get it. The aliens are left scratching their heads (or otherwise) trying to understand such behavior. The rooms of repose are small and barely large enough to contain all of daily life matter - why fill it up even more?