we are never free,
Time grips that pretty face
and those steady hands
and that beating heart
that has only ever know love
and not yet heartbreak

Time turns it all to ruins

but we wander through them
to pick up the pieces
of the things we think we remember
and the things we once knew weren’t ours
just to hold them closer,
to try and keep the memories from fading

—  hindsight is the new rose colored glasses || O.L.
Fan Theory: Perception of Time in VK/VKM

Hello VK/Zeki Fam, long time no see! *Hugs everybody*

Originally posted by zechs

I’ve been offline for a millennia due to a new job and family life stuffz but I I finally have some free time to go into the VK meta I’ve been dying to sink my teeth in to! (beware, there may be terrible puns ahead.  You’ve been warned.)

From what I’ve seen in the Vampire Knight meta-sphere, reactions towards the past two chapters are mixed, leaning towards the Hino-san, what the fruitcake are you doing to us now? end of the spectrum. 

@getoffthesoapbox​ @soulisthirsty@zerolover66​ and others before me have written some excellent analyses & theories, and I don’t plan on doing a full rehash.  Instead, I’d like to propose a different theory…

I’ll start this fan theory with a question:  
Do Yuuki and Zero perceive time differently?

This may seem like an odd question, so let me break it down.  

Do people perceive time differently?  

It can be argued that they do.  You often hear folks talk about “life changing experiences” or how a near death experience alters their perspective.  If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, and know that you only have a few months left to live, your perception of time will likely be very different than that of a healthy teenager.  Even though both individuals could theoretically die in a freak accident at the same time, or the sick individual finds a miracle cure, the way they value their time, more likely than not, differs.  

You can also look at it this way: one year to a 3-year-old is 1/3 of their life, whereas one year to an 80-year-old is 1/80 of their life.  Time passes differently for children versus adults.

Which leads me to another question: 

In Vampire Knight, do mortals with finite time perceive time passing differently than immortals with infinite time?  

From what we’ve been shown canonically, I believe there’s a chance that the answer is yes.  

Let’s take a look at a scene from VKM chapter 10:

In this panel Yuuki comments that 60 months feels like 1 month.**

60 months = 5 years

That means 5 years feels like 1 month of “normal life” (basically 1 month to the rest of us.)

Take your age and divide it by 5. If you’re 20 years old, that’s the equivalent of 4 months.

(More under the cut!)

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Write the following:

The tale of the French girl at midnight:

The tale that time can never touch:

The tale of the angry plum:

The tale of the leaf that never fell:

The tale of the weasel and the cotton tree:

The tale of the Voice of the Wilderness:

—  Bill Kacir | The Voice of the Wilderness
i know that time is precious
i know this because i wake up at
every school morning
so that i can take
16 minutes
to eat my breakfast
so that i can take
1 minute
to walk to my room and
3 minutes
to lay in bed before i get ready
i know this because i go to bed at
and every minute after that i calculate
how much sleep i would get
if i fall asleep in the next
5 minutes
or 10
or 17
i know that time is precious
i know this because it takes
13 minutes
for my oven to heat up to exactly
400 degrees
and it takes
16 minutes
for my food to cook
which means
time is the most precious
because i would have to start my dinner
at 4:16pm
if i want to see my girlfriend
at 5pm
on account that it takes
15 minutes
to eat my food
—  time is precious, i would know, it’s all i think about. do i have enough time?
Tell me about your first love.
Tell me how she held her cigarettes
between her finger and her thumb,
and how she made you 
pour your heart out to her on a stranger’s bed
after sharing a bottle of vodka that burnt
the back of your throat.
Describe how your name sounded
when it rolled off her tongue,
and how the sunlight
picked out the copper in her hair
just as the moonlight
illuminated the blue of her eyes.
Remember how she used to call you
at 2AM when she missed the sound of your voice
and how she stormed out
at 4PM when she decided she’d heart it too much,
and don’t forget her favourite song
and the way she looked when she tried not to smile
at something stupid you’d said.
Tell me about your first love,
then tell me how you broke her heart.
—  I wish you’d never told me that you loved me.

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Being fluent in two languages might change how you perceive time

  • Being bilingual already has a long list of benefits. Research suggests that it boosts creativity and memory, strengthens multitasking and slows down the onset of dementia.
  • But in case these benefits don’t already outweigh the monotony of memorizing grammar structures and vocabulary lists, here’s one more: Bilingualism seems to give us a more nuanced perception of time.
  • Scientists asked a group of Spanish-Swedish bilinguals to guess how much time passed after watching a container fill up with liquid or a line grow on a screen.
  • When they asked the question using the word “duración” (spanish for “duration”), participants adjusted their time estimates according to the volume in the container, but not the length of the line on their screen.
  • When scientists used the word “tid” (Swedish for “time”), estimates were shaped by how long the line grew, but not by how much the containers were filled.
  • Here’s why that’s cool: Despite our frenzied morning commutes or our 15-minute lunch breaks, the way time works is, in some ways, up to our culture and imagination. Read more (5/3/17)

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