title: uncle, uncle, uncle
rating: K
pairings/characters: sarada, shisui
summary: sarada and shisui have an unparalled uncle/neice relationship
author’s note: none of you can convince me that this isn’t exactly how sarada and shisui would have been (that is of course, when they’re not teaming up to piss off sasuke)

Sarada takes a deep breath, and for the umpteenth time today, prepares herself to successfully complete the jutsu at hand. The water below her is steaming (so is she) as she weaves the appropriate hand signs and focuses her chakra through the movements. Her eyes snap open, sharingan whirling to a point where she’s almost seeing red.

“Water Style: Water Dragon Jutsu!”

The same thing that happened the last twenty-three times happens again—despite her immaculate chakra control and intense focus, she yields what looks like two wimpy water snakes instead of two fearful water dragons, that mockingly dance around her head for a maximum of twelve seconds before dismembering out of her control into a shower of rain drops, soaking her yet again.

“Dammit,” she hisses, shaking her head, thinking she must look like a wet dog at this point. “Maybe I’m using up too much chakra using my sharingan,” she considers aloud, and gets ready to focus herself again, before another thought dawns on her. “But if I can’t do this with my sharingan what’s the point?”

She drops her arms, cursing her Papa’s genes. She thought about how much easier combining elemental chakra natures and jutsu would be if she were of a water or earth nature by birth. Water and earth are neutral and adaptable; if harnessed correctly, possess healing qualities, as they’re not destructive by nature. But of course, in the tradition of the Uchiha, Sarada had, for better for worse, chakra of a fire nature; which meant that water jutsu was extremely difficult—creating a jutsu that required both fire and water natures seemed near impossible. But, again, in the tradition of the Uchiha, she’d rather slit her own throat than put her pride at risk by giving up before she’d tried every single trick in the book. Twice. 

“You are aware that water jutsu kind of goes against all the chakra you have inside of you, right?” A sarcastic voice questions, startling her. She whirls around, sharingan ablaze, ready to trap whoever was spying on her in a genjutsu they’d never forget.

Instead of finding an enemy, she comes face to face with an all-too-familiar face.

“Mama says it’s not nice to spy on people, Uncle Shisui,” she sighs.

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Jesus jimminy cheesesticks the loudest plane EVER just flew over all of Montreal because of football or something, and I got to witness the unparalled spectacle of twenty-odd twenty-somethings mentally preparing for death halfway through their Tex Mex salads.

anonymous asked:

Being somewhat new to the fandom, what is Ultimate Tom exactly? What constitutes it?

Hello, Little Gray Face!

Welcome to the mad house!  Enjoy your stay here.  Ignore the unpleasant people, follow blogs that make you smile, and don’t let anyone take your joy.

So, what is Ultimate Tom exactly?


This is Ultimate Tom:

He is a particular vintage of the Stupid Angel Face (SAF) from the latter part of 2011 and the very beginning of 2012.  The ginger curls and delicious whiskers are from his perfomrance as Henry V in The Hollow Crown.  Most of the photos of Ultimate Tom are from press/premieres of War Horse in December 2011 and January 2012.  He had the longer hair and whiskers in Fall 2011 for a few The Deep BlueSea appearances, but the hair was a bit darker still.  

I refer to him as Ultimate Tom because, in my opinion, he seemed to be extremely happy and fulfilled on both a personal and professional level.  

He had experienced the excitement surrounding the premiere of the first Thor film in the spring, the TIFF/San Sebastian/BFI circuit for The Deep Blue Sea in September and October, and he was thrilled to be doing Shakespeare as Henry V.  I think there is something different about him in interviews from this period.  He not only is infuriatingly handsome (because the curls and whiskers, I mean really…), he has an aura of calmness about him, a steadiness that I don’t quite see at any other time; but yet there is a wonderful spark in his eyes and a tantalizing simmering sense of almost latent strength that makes my heart go pitter-patter.  For example, THIS television appearance is devastating.  He looks like he could pollinate the whole of Europe.  

So, for me, it is not simply that his appearance is exceptionally appealing, it is his whole demeanor that I find appealing in an as yet unparalled manner. :)

Thank you for asking!  I hope I have explained to your satisfaction. :)

coralprince-rp  asked:

"For your unparalled dedication to helping people and to bettering snake-and-human relations, I would like to extend to you the honorary title of 'Ambassador of Water Serpents'! Though--now that I think on it, is 'serpent' a demeaning term...?"

Oh wow, thank you! I humbly accept this honorable title. And nah, ‘serpent’ is fine. Just don’t call me a belly-crawler and we’ll be just dandy, haha~


Originally posted by tsutama

(Day 29)

Kekkai Sensen is another miracle type anime that I’m really not sure that it’ll get another season. That doesn’t detract from my strong recommendation though! Far from it, it actually just makes me want to show it off even stronger than ever! If you were following me for a while I also have a previous post on lots of why Kekkai is great. THIS one going into a large contingent of the various reasons, it’s only very very mildly a spoiler so feel free to check it out. 

To boil down that post Kekkai Sensen has a wonderful very alive setting of New York City which feels more New York than many other pieces of media, despite the fact that it’s overrun by monstrous outer dimensional beings. 

Kekkai is set in Hellsalem’s Lot, the renamed, re imagined New York after that previously mentioned overrunning of ‘demons’ or essentially otherworld immigrants. Very true to life NY doesn’t let something as simple as that keep them down even though their precious city is now taken over by these beings. Encased in a bubble the New Yorkers and these demons are forced to live and work together, and like any other group of people you get all different kinds. Everything doesn’t go swimmingly all the time though, despite being people these demons also work on a lot of different rules and biological inconsistencies, or they actually are just bad guys, and because of this there’s always some kind of catastrophic event happening in the city. 

Enter our protagonist Leonardo Watch who obtains a great power that he doesn’t want at the expense of his only family through a great accident. He travels to Hellsalem’s because of the rumor that only the odd occupants of the city could help him with this power. Immediately like any other naive country boy the city swallows him up and he gets caught up in an underground shadow organization entirely through many goofs.

In that post I linked above I also go into the director of the series Rie Matsumoto whom I love to death and Kekkai is her anime through and through. The crazy story is made even better by her crazy visuals and style, she works in total symbiosis with the plot. She storyboarded large chunks of it and also is credited for the excellent sound design. Another thing I mention at length is the unparalled OST made by the newcomer Taisei Iwasaki. Kekkai is his first anime credit and let me tell you if he goes on to continue the trend he sets up with Kekkai he will be one of the best anime music producers ever. Whom I failed to mention in that previous post was Nightow Yasuhrio. His other big anime was the famed TRIGUN that captured the feel of the old west and wonderful protagonists. Also of note are the wonderful wonderful OP and ED by Bump of Chicken and Union Square Garden. Both visually great and total ear worms they really show off why this anime is special, I have a special love for the ED which I can’t hold myself back from just posting here. 

Kekkai Sensen much like TRIGUN has an extended cast of truly awesome characters, a totally slick setting, and a neat plot. I hope to hell and back it gets another anime treatment. In the meantime please check it out! 

Okay but u know what I need in season three I just. A hug. I need Jake and Amy to hug it out, like a big, wrap my arms around you press my face to your shoulder stand there breathing together for three minutes hug because it’s been a long time coming and they’ve been through so much but there was all this other crap that made a hug complicated except now maybe that crap isn’t fully there anymore and, just, they’re best friends above all else and they really, really need to just. Hug.

Assumptions || Jotakak JJBA Fanfic

Title: Assumptions 
Pairing: Jotaro Kujo/Noriaki Kakyoin
Rating: T+ for non-explicit sexual themes 
Themes: Fluff, some Hurt/Comfort, LGBT characters, First Time
Trigger Warnings: Intimacy, Sexual Themes, Mentions of Violence, Stealth Transgender Character, Unplanned/Accidental Outing, Dysphoria mention

In retrospect, it was probably a poor idea for Noriaki to assume that Jotaro’s perception meant he didn’t have the same propensity for overblown cluelessness that his grandfather did. It seemed to be a family trait; Joestars appeared to be unparalled in their observation skills, but the obvious would pass right under their noses, sometimes literally.

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buttercuparry  asked:

Okay this is not an ask but I saw this post at maisiestyle where Arya is linked to swans with really reasonable points & I could n't contain my excitement. Arya is the the ugly duckling. The following line from the post got my attention: ' Arya is a swan (stark) among all the other ducks (tullys). In the story the ugly duckling when he realises he is a swan all the other birds bowed down to him' Holy shit! Once Arya accepts herself, she is going to be an unparalled leader & in this case a quee

I think it’s a very reasonable symbolism, but it’s only evident in the books. I don’t personally recall it being said in the show, but when Ned finds out about Needle and have that adorable moment with Arya, he says that she reminds him of Lyanna, both in temper and looks.

In the books, until this moment, we have already been told several times that Arya is ugly and obviously untalented when it concerns feminine arts to westerosi standards. She is her mother’s nightmare and Cat even say so. 

“And Arya, well…Ned’s visitors would oft mistake her for a stableboy if they rode into the yard unannounced. Arya was a trial, it must be said. Half a boy, half a wolf pup. Forbid her anything and it became her heart’s desire. She had Ned’s long face, and brown hair that always looked as though a bird had been nesting in it. I despaired of ever making a lady of her. She collected scabs as other girls collected dolls, and would say anything that came into her head.”

  Arya is aware that she is seeing as a failure and the presence of someone like Sansa, who is widely admired by her beauty and courtesy, doesn’t help her a single bit.

When Ned compares Arya with Lyanna, one thing we know for sure. Lyanna was the beauty that cause a war. At one side we have Robert Baratheon, the handsome young Lord of Storm End; on the other Rhaegar Targaryen, the dashing crown prince that has been romanticized by nearly everyone who knew him. Lyanna was a westerosi version of Helen of Troy and until that moment the only thing Arya knew about her aunt was that “Lyanna was beautiful”. Ned says that Arya not only act in a way that Lyanna would have acted, but also insists that aunt and niece actually look alike. This is a great foreshadowing. Arya may not be a beautiful child, but that doesn’t mean she won’t become one. In fact she might (and I particularly think she will) grow into a beauty in a the near future.

The connection with the Ugly Duckling is almost immediate and so is the swan symbolism. Swans are a symbol of grace and elegance, but they are also a symbol of transition, transformation, the end of one’s life, rising glory, loyalty, union and love. In which concerns the “love” part, I’m particularly fond of it because the first time Arya’s name is mentioned is when she receives her wolf pup and is clearly fascinated with the gift. This particularly line says “Arya is already in love […]”.

As death and killing become a strong theme in her arc, most people find it easier to reduce Arya to a psychopath, or a cold heart murder. This is highly unfair with her, especially because we are remembered again and again that Arya has a talent to make friends with everyone, especially those she should consider inferior to her social rank. All her brothers remember her with fondness. She have always been an affectionate and loving child that loved to talk with knights, play with the visitors’ kids and would invent names for the unborn children of the ladies who visited Winterfell. This is not something you usually say about vicious and cold heart murders in a novel.

There’s one more thing to be said about swans. They are intimately connected with British Monarchy. Every swan in the land was considered king/queen’s property and in medieval times it was symbol of absolute power.

This is a lovely concept indeed. I hope we are right to presume she will become queen. I would love to see all the animals bowing to her, really. XD 

I didn’t need a sleeping curse.

I didn’t need a TLK.

What I needed from for this couple was for them to have something new, something different, something unique, because that is what they are.

They are one half 300-year-old fairytale reformed pirate and 21st century real-world savior.

They crossed realms with each other and for each other.

They met each other for the first time, countless times and were always drawn together.

They saved each other and gave each other the strength and support to save themselves.

Their love makes them the best versions of themselves.

What I needed was exactly what we got, a new, unparalled fairy tale romance for the ages.

It was worth the wait.

They Never Learn

It’s sad isn’t it? Humans. They never learn to see what’s right there in front of them. Such hollow beings who have an insatiable desire for everything and anything beyond what they may possess. Eventually, they realize what they had was something do very valuable. But here’s the catch, they only notice when they’re about to lose it. Or when they do. So what’s the difference? Between something that is lost, and something that they don’t have? The contrast is negligible, both things are now no longer in their possession.

Such hollow beings… They will never learn either.

I’ve never had a conversation with her, maybe that makes me an idiot, but that’s okay. Because hearing her argue so passionately about things most people don’t care about unless it’s for a grade is refreshing. About themes and metaphors, and important things only your teacher notices. She can make the whole class laugh and yet, still has the teachers in love with her.
—  Unparalled - Camren - fanfic

Visions of Sunrise by Sathish J
Via Flickr:
I had envisioned sunrise over the Rockies in the US to be a dreamy affair: of snow-capped peaks highlighted by in orange by the rising sun, a lake nearby reflecting the entire vista with unparalled symmetry, of clouds highlighting the dim sky with palettes of orange and red. However, when I started out that morning a couple of years ago, I know that only one of those three would come true - that the clouds would take on a majority of hues from the warmer colors of the spectrum. The other two aspects, the snow-capped peaks being lit up and reflected on a still lake, would not come true. Hence, I headed out to a previously scouted spot along the Bear Lake Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park where I searched around for still water on a marshy overflowing meadow. That part was easy. However, getting a suitable foreground was a lot trickier and time was running out. Here is what I ended up with that sunrise a couple of years ago. 

Rocky Mountain National Park CO USA