tsunagi

anonymous asked:

How you would written Avatar Arc??

The thing about the Avatar arc is that, if I had the choice, I wouldn’t have it at all. I consider it a waste of time because it accomplished nothing except getting the team back together, and tying off the “Gray kills Frosch” plot in the most unsatisfying way possible. 

If it were up to me, I’d have used that space to establish what the council’s been doing and how they’ve reformed, using Natsu’s cluelessness to explain what happened and also use it as a way for him to realise that while he was gone, things had changed drastically. I would also focus on how the council is stretched thin dealing with both the rise of dark guilds and the looming Alvarez invasion that they can’t deal with.

Gray would probably be missing, hunting down END by tracking Zeref’s demons, and eventually cut off all ties with his former allies because he was tracking one close to Alvarez’ territory and he couldn’t afford to provoke Alvarez into attacking. Natsu goes chasing after him… as expected, and what basically ensues is a trip to an island close to Alvarez to hunt down Gray, only to discover that the demon he’d been tracking was actually the God Ikusa-Tsunagi - and it had been summoned by a Fiore dark guild. Once summoned, the god went on a rampage through the nation, killing most of the inhabitants and the dark guild itself, and then moved on through the island all the way into Alvarez’ territory. Natsu, Gray and co. try to kill the god, but don’t succeed in much more than slowing it down.

Of course, that’s when DiMaria shows up and reduces Ikusa-Tsunagi to a withered pile of bones in the blink of an eye (with timestop God Takeover shenanigans, clearly, but no-one knows that), and as the team watches in terrified awe, she declares the devastation, caused by Fiore mages, constitutes an declaration of war. 

Cue Natsu and co. getting the hell out of dodge, and cue the Alvarez arc. 

Naturally this sets up a different kind of Alvarez arc than before, but I’d do that anyway. 

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Someone asked the other day whether Marika/Tsurui’s kanzashi is the same as the one owned by Mameroku/Arai, so here’s images of both girls wearing their chōchin and sakura kanzashi.

Although they do look similar and are based on the same design, the biggest differences are:

-Mameroku/Arai’s sakura curls underneath the chōchin. Marika/Tsurui’s stops before the bottom of the lantern.

-Marika/Tsurui’s has very large white tsunagi dango while Mameroku/Arai’s does not.

-Mameroku/Arai’s has a small tassel at the bottom of the chōchin where Marika/Tsurui’s does not. 


I hope that this can clear some things up! If you ever want me to do more visual comparisons or take an in-depth look at anything then feel free to request them at any time ^^

The image of Mameroku is courtesy of Sonjamagic on Instagram and the image of Marika is courtesy of Love_Justine on Twitter. 

Fragment of robe (kosode). Japanese, Edo period, late 17th century.

Fragment of robe (kosode) with design of avi leaves in dark blue with white spots and green stencil resist-dye and flowers and leaves in green, pink and light brown silk embroidery and gold-wrapped thread couching on a cream silk damask ground with woven design of floral motifs and interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi).

Provenance: Purchased by the MFA, October 4, 1928.  Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

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Qs Bio from TG:re vol. 6

Source: (x)

[Squad Leader / Mentor]
Urie Kuki
(20)
Rank 1 Investigator (Batch 77)
Part of Washuu (Matsuri) S2 Squad
Birthday: February 12
Male
Blood type: O
Size: 175cm / 72kg
RC Type: Koukaku
Quinque: Ginkui (Bikaku; Rate SS)
Honors: Double White Wing Award, Golden Osmanthus Award
Recently: (My body is now complete/accomplished…)

[Vice Squad Leader]
Yonebayashi Saiko (20)
Rank 2 Investigator (77th Batch)
Birthday: September 4
Female
Blood type: B
Size: 143cm / _2kg
RC Type: Rinkaku
Quinque: Bokusatsu no. 2 (Koukaku; Rate B)
Recently: I think I’m now more polished as a woman

Higemaru Touma (18)
Rank 3 Investigator (Batch 79)
First Academy Junior
Birthday: August 20
Male
Blood type: O
Size: 167cm / 59kg
RC Type: Bikaku
Quinque: Hige Onimaru (Bikaku; Rate A)
Honors: Life-time Academy Scholar
Hobby: Collecting badges, studying about CCG’s history, thinking about monsters

Shao Jinri (18)
Rank 1 Investigator (Batch 76)
Sunlit Garden
Birthday: June 20
Female
Blood type: B
Size: 167cm / 58kg
RC Type: Koukaku
Quinque: Kuai no. ¼ (Rinkaku; Rate A)
Honors: Single White Wing Award
Hobby: Cleaning ears (Yonebayashi’s)

Aura Shinsanpei (18)
Rank 2 Investigator (Batch 79)
7th Academy Junior
Birthday: November 18
Male
Blood type: AB
Size: 185cm / 85kg
RC Type: Ukaku
Quinque: Tsunagi (hard) (Bikaku; Rate C)
Honors: Life-time Academy Scholar
Hobby: Magic tricks, reading, fishing

HE★VENS GATE -Beginning of the Legend- Lyrics (Utapri)

HE★VENS
Ya:
Hyuuga Yamato; Ej: Ootori Eiji; Sh: Amakusa Shion; Va: Kiryuin Van; Ei: Ootori Eiichi, Ng: Mikado Nagi; Ki: Sumeragi Kira.

Here the romanji lyrics of the song, wrote completely by me! So please, credit back to @savyjayjane if you use them, thank you <3

(All)       Youkoso shin sekai e!

(Ya)        H saa
(Ej)         E koyoi
(Sh)        A saikou no
(Va)        V rakuen
(Ei)         E tengoku e no
(Ng)        N tobira wo
(Ki)         S hirakou

(All)        Yes call HEAVENS

(Sh)        Angels yo kikoeru ka?
              (all right!)
(Ya)        arcadia ni todoite new beat
(Ki)         Eden e to nobotte ku music
(All)        Yes call HEAVENS! Yes call HEAVENS
(Ng)        Kairaku e to go shoutai
              (welcome!)
(Va)        ecstasy wo kanaderu new wave
(Ej)         Kinji rareta melody ni dive
              (HEAVENS! HEAVENS!)
(All)         issho ni utaou

(Ei)          Mada minu sora no
(Ki/Va)     hate ni kagayaku
(Ng/Shi)   Rekishi e to kawaru shunkan wo
(Ei/Ej/Va) ii kara
               angels
(Ei/Ej/Va) tsuite koi
               angels
(All)         Minna de mitakunai ka yumeiro no HEAVENS GATE

               One, Two, Fly!

               Ten ni hibiki aou (yes)
               ima tsunagi aou (yes)
               Saikou no party wa kore kara sa
               Tobira no sono saki e (go)
               eien no hate e (go)
(Ki/Ya)     Kami mo
(Ei/Ej/Va) shiranai
(Ng/Sh)    story
(All)         saa heaven-iro ni somete yaru
               Yes call HEAVENS
               Yes call HEAVENS

(Ei)          Charisma kara tadayou mood
               (feel it!)
(Ya)          ii ze kanjiro houbi wa kiss game
(Va)          Gouin OK ruuru wa passion
(All)          Yes call HEAVENS! Yes call HEAVENS!

(Ki)           Kono gospel nari watare
                (sing it!)
(Ej)           tomedo naku afurete ku kanjou
(Sh)          Yume no you na kingdom wo
                (HEAVENS! HEAVENS!)
(All)           issho ni tsukurou

(Ng)           Kokoro wa itsumo
(Ki/Ej)        kore kara itsumo
(Ei/Sh)       Angels tachi to tomoni aru
(Ng/Va/Ya) Te to te wo
                 angels
(Ng/Va/Ya) awasete
                 angels
(Ng/Va/Ya)  Kiseki wo
                 okosou ka hirakou ze
                 HEAVENS GATE

                 One, Two, Fly!

(All)           Hyaku oku aru hoshi no (yes)
                 sono tatta hitotsu (yes)
                 Kono chijou de deatta unmei
                 Guuzen janai hazu (go) hitsuzen no hazu sa (go)
(Ki/Ya)       Dare mo
(Ei/Ej/Va)   shiranai
(Ng/Sh)      history
(All)           saa heaven-iro de yes here we go!

(Ki)            Hitomi o tojite
(Ei/Va)       negatte hoshii
(Ng/Ej)       Jidai wo minna de utaitai
(Ki/Ya/Sh)  Shinjite
                 angels
(Ki/Ya/Sh)  mou sugu
                 angels
(Ki/Ya/Sh)  Hajimaru
(All)           maku ake sa yumeiro no HEAVENS GATE

                 One, Two, Fly!

                 Ten ni hibiki aou (yes) ima tsunagi aou (yes)
                 Saikou no party wa kore kara sa
                 Tobira no sono saki e (go) eien no hate e (go)
(Ki/Ya)       Kami mo
(Ei/Ej/Va)   shiranai
(Ng/Sh)      story
(All)           saa heaven-iro ni somete yaru

                 Yes call HEAVENS!
                 Yes call HEAVENS!


Here the romanji lyrics of the song, wrote completely by me! So please, credit back to @savyjayjane if you use them, thank you <3

Of Gods and Goddesses and Foreshadowing

So we’ve finally met our first God. Well, Goddess.

Granted that it was a take-over spell that led to her walking the world of the living, she is still talking and being treated as a Goddess.

Why is this relevant?

It proves that actual Gods are involved in the story, beyond simple mentions of slayers and speculation by the likes of followers.

It proves that Zeref’s curse could actually be a God’s doing, and that the story’s ultimate villain could be that God - Ankhseram.

What is also interesting to note is the parallels thus far.

Keep reading

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17.01.06 Are You Happy? Live tour memo

- ARASHI wished everyone Happy New Year.
- There was a new light effect tonight: Happy New Year 2017. Happy (yellow colour) New (red-purple) Year (orange) 2017 (yellow).
- Matsumoto-san is THE BEST stage producer. Tonight I was in a position which can see most of the light effect. They are superb. Dear Arashians please buy new penlight for ARASHI’s concerts, or buy two. Matsumoto-san’s production involves everyone in the venue; everyone is part of the production. Please buy new penlights to join the party~
- To my homies: Sho-san pointed to each member one-by-one on stage while singing “friend, friend” (c.f. what Leader did). Very tender, very touching.
- To my homies: Sho-san and Aiba-san first held hands, then Sho-san was about to turn away and Aiba-san got to hold his hand again and raised their hands, I couldn’t see it clearly but it seemed it’s koibito tsunagi.
- Drive: When Sho-san held the hand-camera and filmed Aiba-san, Aiba-san showed a eye-half-closed-a-bit-shy-and-sexy facial expression.
- Sho-san clapped hands in cute gesture when watching the firework. Later during MC Nino said Aiba-san removed his earphones to say to him excitedly the firework was near, and he tried to press back the earphones several times but failed.
- Step and go: During the intro MatsuJun stood up, Leader touched his butts (kid’s play) for several times.
- Step and go: Aiba-san pretended to fall asleep in car, then Nino shook him and he woke up and give a big vivid smile to camera.
- Step and go: Sho-san repeated members’ posture during live. Aiba-san did koi dance posture and Sho-san repeated it.
- When Leader and MatsuJun were in car there was a little play that MatsuJun fished several times to get a fish to Leader but Leader thought it was not big enough probably then MatsuJun threw away the fish.
- Later when Aiba-san went back on stage and Leader was still on his way, Aiba-san acted like fishing and Leader jumped onto stage as if being fished.
- Sho-san was in high tension today. He kept twisting his waist during mini MC and when singing (c.f. Kouhaku Happiness intro). Very kawaii.
- And Sho-san talked super fast tonight. Very very kawaii.
- Sho-san thanked everyone for ARASHI getting Oricon album ranking No.1.
- Sho-san sang tenderly tonight, tender and firm, especially during Miles Away. Hard to imagine how these two feelings can be depicted together but he did it.
- Hatenai Sora: The light effect was starry sky. The stars were reflected in Sho-san’s eyes. A magnificent moment.
- Members asked Aiba-san to introduce song in Kouhaku style. Aiba-san said he had been practicing in concerts but there is no need to practice it now, but members said they (or audience) wanted to see it so Aiba-san did it again a bit shyly.
- Aiba-san said he spent time at home in new year and it was like a dream to be in live.
- During MC they talked about Kouhaku. The atmosphere was warm. There were times that we applauded for Aiba-san and Sho-san said Aiba-san would cry again and we’d better not clap hands. Nino also said Aiba-san would cry and then Aiba-san said to Nino with a smile ‘don’t say that (shy)’.
- Aiba-san explained the scoring calculation of Kouhaku seriously. Sho-san said they were surprised, he talked about what they have talked about during concerts, the plot of Leader intercepting Aiba-san holding the victory flag. He talked about it like a teenager planning a little trick to his classmate. And Leader said when Red Team was announced to win he steped back in order not to be filmed.
- Aiba-san said he cried during One Love because he was about to complete the show after all these preparation and once he left the thought behind he got touched and tears just came out. And then the contact lens moved because of tears and it hurt so he turned around trying to move the contact lens back to position. He did it with a cute facial expression and posture of wiping eyes.
- During MC MatsuJun, Leader and Nino did PPAP when promoting their films. MatsuJun did it in a way like D no Arashi, that he seemed reluctant to do it but actually enjoyed it. Leader did it very Leader-style. Nino did it like Nino taro.
- When Leader promoted his film Aiba-san jammed in to say to Sho-san that he watched Emblem and Sho-san thanked him. Both were lovely.
- MatsuJun said Hoshino Gen-san said during Kouhaku that ARASHI was a great group, after seeing members comforting Aiba-san in tears.
- Aiba-san’s おかえり was performed with a great warm smile.
- Aiba-san’s Amore was also warm with a spice of sexy shyness.
- Both Aiba-san and Sho-san did Disco Star ByeBye, left and right and the Disco Star walk. Their actions synchronised.
- During aisatsu Aiba-san asked us not to write something on sns. He was doing a posture of tying computer but it looked like playing piano. Delicate fingers delicate movement.
- Aiba-san introduced Daylight as if in Kouhaku and introduced ARASHI was to perform the last finale. After the introduction he bowed deeply, reminding me of Kouhaku when the last finale was performed. The other members also bowed deeply. A moment that one could do nothing but clap hands.
- Leader managed to hold MatsuJun’ hand with koibito tsunagi, but MatsuJun refused to do it (just tsundere) and Leader bended his fingers one by one.
- When Aiba-san gave kiss he gave kiss like what Sho-san did in Himitsu no Arashi chan (the episode they gave kiss then wink). When Sho-san gave kiss in Ai no Sakebe he did it in - I would say a bit tsundere way.

Great performance. Thanks so so much ARASHI. Best wishes to success of the remaining two days. I very much look toward to the DVD.

Rough translations! o/ Please feel free to send me a message if there’s a correction!

Quinx Squad Formation

[Squad Leader]
Urie Kuki (19)
Rank 2 Investigator (Batch 77)
7th Academy Junior
Birthday: February 12
Male
Blood type: O
Size: 173.5cm/60kg
Rc type: Koukaku
Quinque: Tsunagi <plain> (Bikaku; Rate C)
Honors: Life-time Academy Scholar

Shirazu Ginshi (19)
Rank 3 Investigator (Batch 77)
7th Academy Junior
Birthday: March 8
Male
Blood type: A
Size: 176cm/55kg
Rc type: Ukaku
Quinque: Tsunagi <plain> (Bikaku; Rate C)
Skill: Large two-wheelers, normal license. *

Mutsuki Tooru (19)
Rank 3 Investigator (Batch 77)
2nd Academy Junior
Birthday: December 14
Female
Blood type: AB
Size: 165cm/48kg
Rc type: Bikaku
Quinque: Abkusol, Iphraft (Rinkaku ; Rate B)
Skill: Ambidextrous, Kakugan always active (right)

Yonebayashi Saiko (19)
Rank 3 Investigator (Batch 77)
7th Academy Junior
Birthday: September 4
Female
Blood type: B
Size: 143cm/x0kg
Rc type: Rinkaku
Quinque: Bokusatsu No. 2 (Koukaku; Rate B)
Skill: Typing Certificate First Rank

[Mentor]
Sasaki Haise (22)
Rank 1 Investigator (Batch 75)
Birthday: April 2
Male
Blood type: AB
Size: 170cm/58kg
Rc type: Rinkaku
Quinque: Yukimura 1/3 (Koukaku; Rate B)
Honors: Golden Osmanthus Award**, White Wing Award



* I think this is a shortcut for Driver’s License for Normal Vehicles but I’ll just translate as to how it was worded.

** This is a pun for ‘Kaneki’ but it is an actual flower usually referred to as ‘fragrant olives’. It’s pronounced as ‘kinmokusei’.

Here’s a list of every character that Mashima has yet to revive

(according to the Fairy Tail wikia; list is unsorted)

·         God Serena

·         Igneel

·         Yuriy Dreyar

·         Hades

·         Bradman

·         Silver Fullbuster

·         Mard Geer

·         Anna Heartfilia

·         Layla Heartfilia

Keep reading

Thank you to hobby2drawer​ for sharing these pictures with me. o/

Rough translations of the bios included in TG:re vol. 2. Please feel free to send me a message if there’s a correction!

Hirako Squad Formation

[Squad Leader]
Hirako Take (30)
First-Class Investigator (Batch 66)
3rd Academy Junior
Birthday: May 14
Male
Blood type: A
Size: 172cm/68kg
Quinque: Nagomi (Rinkaku; Rate A)
Family: Grandparents, dog (Shiba)

[Vice-Squad Leader]
Itou Kuramoto (25)
Rank 1 Investigator (Batch 71)
6th Academy Junior
Birthday: November 11
Male
Blood type: O
Size: 171cm/60kg
Quinque: Senza (Koukaku; Rate A)
Respect: Hirako Take, Arima Kishou

Michibata Shinji (27)
Rank 1 Investigator (Batch 69)
3rd Academy Junior
Birthday: September 23
Male
Blood type: A
Size: 175cm/70kg
Quinque: Agure (Bikaku; Rate A)
Nickname: Micchi

Umeno Masami (24)
Rank 2 Investigator (Batch 72)
6th Academy Junior
Birthday: May 30
Male
Blood type: B
Size: 181cm/82kg
Quinque: Buru (Rinkaku; Rate B)
Nickname: Gorimi

Nezu Yasuhito (24)
Rank 2 Investigator (Batch 72)
6th Academy Junior
Birthday: August 17
Male
Blood type: A
Size: 177cm/75kg
Quinque: Melt (Ukaku; Rate A)
Nickname: Nezu

Kuroiwa Takeomi (19)
Rank 2 Investigator (Batch 77)
7th Academy Junior
Birthday: September 6
Male
Blood type: B
Size: 182cm/77kg
Quinque: Tsunagi <hard> (Bikaku; Rate C)
Honors: Life-time Academy Scholar

BLOWING
新開隼人(日野聡)/泉田塔一郎(阿部敦)
BLOWING

一瞬の可能性を見極め
isshun no kanousei wo mi kiwame
Size up that flash of possibility

廻すんだ
mawasun da
And turn

逆襲の感情 解き放て
gyakushuu no kanjou toki hanate
Unleash the emotions of counterattack

追いかけるその背中
oikakeru sono senaka
The moment that back I chase

残像をまとう瞬間
zanzou wo matou shunkan
Blurs like an afterimage

胸を激しく叩く 昂揚感
mune wo hageshiku tataku kouyoukan
I feel exaltation beat mightily through my chest

今 見せたい姿がある
ima misetai sugata ga aru
I have an appearance that I want to show

受け取る想いがある
uketoru omoi ga aru
There are feelings that I must accept

気高い誇り
kedakai hokori
With sublime pride

強い心
tsuyoi kokoro
And strong heart

疾風(かぜ)にとけるまで
kaze ni tokeru made
Until it melts into the gale

踏み込め
fumi kome
Pedal on

静かなる情熱が 爆ぜるまま
shizuka naru jounetsu ga hazeru mama
As I let my quiet passion rage volatile

栄光に手を伸ばせ
eikou ni te wo nobase
I stretch my hand out towards glory

それが王者の使命
sore ga ouja no shimei
That is the duty of the kings

鳴り響く 心臓が
nari hibiku shinzou ga
The bellows of my resounding heart

突き動かす
tsuki ugokasu
Rouse me

限界の向こう側 最速で奪え
genkai no mukougawa saisoku de ubae
On the other side of your limits, take with the greatest speed

ゴールライン
GOORU RAIN
The goal line

絆を推進力(チカラ)に変えて
kizuna wo chikara ni kaete
Change our bonds into a propulsive energy

叩き込め
tataki kome
And throw yourself forward

1mmの局面で頑張るか
ichi miri no kyokumen de ganbaru ka
Do I endeavor in a situation where one millimeter makes all the difference

挫けるか
kujikeru ka
Or do I lose spirit

逆転の未来は 自分次第
gyakuten no mirai wa jibun shidai
It’s up to myself to make a future where the tables are turned

全力を出し切るんだ
zenryoku wo dashi kirun da
Bring out all your power

あの日の一言と
ano hi no hitogoto to
Remembering the few words spoken on that day

触れられた背中の熱 感じて
furerareta senaka no netsu kanjite
And the memory of the heat that touched my back

今 繋ぎゆく夢がある
ima tsunagi yuku yume ga aru
I have now a dream that connects us

受け継ぐ景色がある
uke tsugu keshiki ga aru
There is a scenery that I must inherit as a legacy

気高い理想
kedakai risou
With proud ideal

貫く意志
tsuranuku ishi
And persistent will

憧れ 目指して 踏み込め
akogare mezashite fumi kome
Aim for what is yearned for and press on

研ぎ澄ます情熱が 爆ぜるまま
togi sumasu jounetsu ga hazeru mama
As I let my keen passion rage volatile

栄光を勝ち取れよ
eikou wo kachi tore yo
I will win the glory

それが王者の証
sore ga ouja no akashi
That is proof that we are the kings

鳴り止まない 心臓が
nari yamanai shinzou ga
The unstoppable pounding of my heart

指し示す
sashi shimesu
Shows that

限界の向こう側 全力で狙え
genkai no mukougawa zenryoku de nerae
On the other side of your limits, aim with all your strength for

ゴールライン
GOORU RAIN
The goal line

プライドを推進力(チカラ)に変えて
PURAIDO wo chikara ni kaete
Change our pride into a propulsive energy

叩き込め
tataki kome
And throw yourself forward

見失い
mi ushinai
I lost my way

彷徨った
samayotta
And wandered

遠い雨の夜
tooi ame no yoru
On that distant rainy night

隠してた涙
kakushiteta namida
When I hid my tears

一人じゃないと
hitori janai to
I realized that

気がついた
ki ga tsuita
I wasn’t alone

走り出せる
hashiri daseru
There is a road

道がある
michi ga aru
That I can ride on

寄り添ってくれた
yori sottekureta
You got close to me

言葉をくれた
kotoba wo kureta
You gave me words

支え合うこの想い
sasae au kono omoi
This feeling of supporting each other

明日を支え
asu wo sasae
Will be what holds me up tomorrow

夢を運ぶ 唯一無二の
yume wo hakobu yuiitsu muni no
The one and only gale that

疾風(かぜ)が吹く
kaze ga fuku
Carries our dream with it, blows

Blowing!

静かなる情熱が 爆ぜるまま
shizuka naru jounetsu ga hazeru mama
As I let my quiet passion rage volatile

栄光に手を伸ばせ
eikou ni te wo nobase
I stretch my hand out towards glory

それが王者の使命
sore ga ouja no shimei
That is the duty of the kings

鳴り響く 心臓が
nari hibiku shinzou ga
The bellows of my resounding heart

突き動かす
tsuki ugokasu
Rouse me

限界の向こう側 最速で奪え
genkai no mukougawa saisoku de ubae
On the other side of your limits, take with the greatest speed

ゴールライン
GOORU RAIN
The goal line

絆を推進力(チカラ)に変えて
kizuna wo chikara ni kaete
Change our bonds into a propulsive energy

叩き込め
tataki kome
And throw yourself forward

N.G.S
Asian Kung-fu Generation
N.G.S

My memories have stopped
When I arrive there, I’m uncertain
That’s a sentimental SOS
Now, the answers stretch out up ahead

Your voice sounds out
When our voices both echo out, it’s so cruel
That’s a sentimental SOS
Now, the answers stretch out up ahead

It appears I’m blocked
Vague things, inferiorities, sentimental things, they all continue on
Buffering agents are often tied together, a delusional internet

An imagined reality

It appears I’m blocked
Vague things, inferiorities, sentimental things, they all continue on
Buffering agents are often tied together, a delusional internet

An imagined reality
An imagined reality
A delusion
The answers stretch out up ahead