what you think is what you become

The Importance of Metacognition in Witchcraft

Originally posted by brooktiniwrite

When talking about witchcraft, paganism, any combination of the two, you often hear people talking about using discernment to help you determine the difference between ‘real’ and ‘imagined’ signs from gods, effects from spells, and divination among other things. But something that pays a heavy roll in that, which I don’t ever really see directly addressed, is the idea of metacognition.

Metacognition is “cognition about cognition”, “thinking about thinking”, “knowing about knowing”, becoming “aware of one’s awareness” and higher-order thinking skills. [Wikipedia

Being aware of how you think, how you respond to things, and being aware of who you are is a major point of being able to look at your practice and tell what is, and more importantly what isn’t you. 

When you know how you think, you’re able to quickly identify when something isn’t following your mental patterns. For example: If you’re speaking to a deity or a spirit, knowing your emotions and your typical thought patterns will make it pretty obvious when it’s not you that’s trying to communicate in any method.

It also helps when you’re meditating as being metacognitive will give you an internal view on your thoughts and thus better control of the; it also aids in spell working in a very similar manner. 

In my personal belief, this makes metacognition one of the most important things you can develop as someone working with magic or spirits. Developing a strong understanding of the way you learn or the way you think only builds your confidence in what you do and what you believe.

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[TRANS] 2018 NON NO MAGAZINE Q&A -V-

Q. What’s your favourite number?

V: 85. Last September, it was announced for the first time that DNA ranked #85 in Billboard’s HOT100. Since then, 85 became my favourite number.  

Q. What’s your favourite drink?

V: Lime/lemon flavoured carbonated drinks. It’s an essential when I’m eating meals or when I’m resting. I don’t really like coffee or wine.

Q. What’s your favourite movie genre? 

V: Everything but Horror! The one I find interesting recently is ‘the movie ‘Youth Police (Midnight Runners)’

Q. What’s happening these days?

V: Actually right now, I’m planning to give a car to my parents as a surprise. Just thinking about it is making me excited!

Q. What is the saddest BTS song?

V: From our latest album LOVE YOURSELF承 ‘Her’, It’s the hidden track ‘Ocean (Sea)’. The lyrics shows the road we’ve been walking and when I listen to it, my chest tightens.

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Netflix’s The Punisher Sentence Starters (pt 1)
  • ❛ whatever it is you’re looking for … i’m not it. ❜
  • ❛ books are great, but they don’t hold all the answers. ❜
  • ❛ happy is a kick in the balls waiting to happen. ❜
  • ❛ you got half a life left to live, my friend. ❜
  • ❛ you see, what worries me the most is that you’ve been in a hole so long that it’s become home. ❜
  • ❛ wow. that was sexist, racist, and demeaning all of my abilities all in one sentence. ❜
  • ❛ what time is it? ❜
  • ❛ you brought this on yourself! ❜
  • ❛ don’t you ever say that again. you got that? ❜
  • ❛ you’re not the only ghost in this town. ❜
  • ❛ truth is … i was past caring. ❜
  • ❛ holy shit. ❜
  • ❛ what the hell, why not? ❜
  • ❛ you’re still all heart, huh? ❜
  • ❛ drink? ❜
  • ❛ been flirting with the idea of going full man-bun. ❜
  • ❛ i’ll keep that in mind. ❜
  • ❛ i wanna help, but not if it’s gonna get someone killed. ❜
  • ❛ you think you’re okay and then something just brings it all back. ❜
  • ❛ i don’t know if i would kiss him or slap him. ❜
  • ❛ don’t even think about it. ❜
  • ❛ tonight’s the night you’re gonna die. ❜
  • ❛ never off-duty, huh? ❜
  • ❛ i’m calling the shots now. ❜
  • ❛ you need me! ❜
  • ❛ you always talk this much? ❜
  • ❛ piece of shit. ❜
  • ❛ now all you got is the nightmare. ❜
  • ❛ you want me to tell you it’s okay so that if this all blows up, it won’t be your fault. ❜
  • ❛ you always were good at putting people back together. ❜
  • ❛ i know that it makes it easier for you if you make me the enemy, but i’m not. ❜
  • ❛ you are shitting me. ❜
  • ❛ shit you not. ❜
  • ❛ i dream, i see that guy. ❜
  • ❛ what the hell is it that you do anyways? ❜
  • ❛ hey, you shut your mouth. ❜
  • ❛ you don’t know shit. ❜
  • ❛ looks to me like we’re hiding evidence. ❜
  • ❛ and now you’re closing yourself off, find it hard to trust people. ❜
  • ❛ i’m the best. others will let me down. ❜
  • ❛ i didn’t have a choice. ❜
  • ❛ i could have killed you. ❜
  • ❛ and you don’t find that kinda scary? ❜
  • ❛ why don’t you sit down? ❜
  • ❛ i don’t do partners. ❜
  • ❛ you ever think about, maybe, quality over quantity? ❜
  • ❛ god made me this way for a reason, bro. ❜
  • ❛ i think this is a trap. ❜
  • ❛ i think if we do this, men are gonna die. ❜
  • ❛ you just don’t bleed out, you hear me? ❜
  • ❛ what’d you say? ❜
  • ❛ i cannot let you do that. ❜
  • ❛ god damn it. ❜
  • ❛ the hell is that? ❜
  • ❛ you wanna go up against him/her/them with a pink ruger and no ammo? ❜
  • ❛ grow up. ❜
  • ❛ that’s not happening, alright? not on my watch. ❜
  • ❛ what if we got you a little pair of green tights and a pointy cap with a feather in it? ❜
  • ❛ don’t bother me. ❜
  • ❛ want me to leave? ❜
  • ❛ tough guy, huh? ❜
  • ❛ i’m useless. ❜
  • ❛ did i get anything right? ❜
  • ❛ it was good. i just made it better. ❜
  • ❛ turns out i suck at guitar. ❜
  • ❛ that’s what joe did. don’t be like joe. ❜
  • ❛ what, are you gonna puke? ❜
  • ❛ you sure about this? ❜
  • ❛ it’s nothing. i’m fine. ❜
  • ❛ please don’t do this. ❜
  • ❛ i can’t do this. ❜
  • ❛ pissed off beats scared every time. ❜
  • ❛ what did i do? i got my hands … i got my hands dirty, you piece of shit! ❜
  • ❛ you stay out of my way. ❜

“This isn’t a game and you shouldn’t treat this like one.”

“I was pretty happy to help you out, but you don’t seem all that grateful.”

“I’m not a mind reader, although that would be fun. As such, you have to tell me what’s on you’re thinking.”

“The bags under my eyes were worth it. I got what I wanted and raised some havoc. What’d you do?”

“We’re in a restricted area. This was your genius idea? We’re so dead!”

“I have become one with this bed. I cannot part ways with it now. I guess you’ll have to go on without me.”

Resignation

Originally posted by seekret-fanfic


A loud bang and a cursing voice floated through the hallway.

Shit! Rafael was home. 

Panic flooded your mind.

Rafi couldn’t find out! What would he think of you? No. He couldn’t know.

He was about to if you didn’t act quickly.

The journals! That would do it!

Leaping out of your comfortable chair, knocking it over in the process, you pulled the neat stack of law journals across the table.

What on earth had possessed you to be so old fashioned? Who even took pen to paper nowadays?

It had become abundantly clear that you weren’t thinking straight.

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anonymous asked:

Your note about how Lance wants people to think of him as a ladykiller in regards to his blog is such a great point, and something I never thought of before but it fits his character really well that he would act like this, you have such good analysis

!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!^^ I’m glad you enjoy what I have to say, I try to keep it structured but stuff sometimes runs away from me…… which becomes pretty obvious when you read my tags and realize that like half of the analysis was written in the tags like cOME ON KAT IT’S NOT THAT HARD :’D

I really think that’s what happened. Or, well, that’s part of what happened - the other part is that he wanted to talk about Allura, which his team probably doesn’t really want to listen to. Shiro always cuts him off when the flirting starts and Pidge & Hunk are the type to tease you about crushes/girlfriends (as shown in s1). And Keith… well, Keith probably isn’t a bad choice if you just want someone to listen but he will absolutely give you his honest opinion on it and he’s… kind of direct sometimes….. yEAH. He would totally interrupt Lance to correct him if he says anything even remotely inaccurate, which is definitely not what Lance wants msdnfjkf

So yeah, the vlog was the perfect opportunity to both talk about his attraction to Allura and make himself appear cool at the same time. Two birds, one stone. One of the things I noticed immediately was how genuinely happy he appeared - finally he got to say exactly what he wanted to a willing audience. Lance probably had an awesome time recording this thing, cameras are his jam :D

Not really a prompt but what prompte me to write this was this written by @mrpinstripesuit about everyone’s favorite Boy™ Grier, on almost becoming the next Taken king

-the fact he was inches away from making a huge mistake still frightens him. what ifs and fears he could be lead so easily again



Quietly Lucile sits beside Grier, her voice soft, kind. “Well that’s the thing with you Warlocks, isn’t it. The what-if’s. The possibility of something else, ideas of something more. Always more. Until the threat of less appears.”

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anonymous asked:

I love your blog so much. I have to be honest- watching JTV has officially become too painful for me because I miss Michael as a character and just Jane and Michael so much. I dont understand why the writers did what they did....

Thank you! And same, I really don’t know what to think of this season tbh. I haven’t watched the latest episode yet but from what I’ve read I don’t think I’ll like it. Honestly, jtv has started to lose its charm and it sucks because I love this show. 

You have no idea how much I miss Michael. Seriously, I’ll just be watching a movie or whatever and something will remind me of him/villadero and I hate it! I miss them so much.

I’m really concerned about who they’ll kill off next. If it’s anyone but Magda I’ll be severely disappointed in the writers. Even Anezka has her charm about her and it’d feel weird to have the show without her.

kageyama bros fight!

dunkirk is the kind of film you sit on after you see it. at first you’re like, yeah that was a good film. it was a different kind of war movie. then you leave the theater and you start thinking about it, all your favorite moments, the ones that made you bite your nails off. you think about the message and what christopher nolan is really trying to get across with the way he directed it. and then you realize that it’s actually sort of spectacular. because you were in the film. you weren’t just hearing a bunch of dialogue, knowing what someone was going to do next. you were basically living it. between the music and the acting, you were feeling what they were feeling. long story short, if you were unsure of dunkirk at first: sit on it. i guarantee you’ll see the beauty in it. 

(171115) Wonho’s Fancafe update

당신에게
어떤 말부터 시작을 해야 할지 모르겠지만
부족한 어휘 라도 조금은 진지하게
하고 싶은 말은 사실 엄청 많아요
오늘이 특별한 날이 된다기보다는
늘 있던 우리들의 시간 중에 하나라고 생각을 하려 했는데
그럴 필요가 없는 것 같아요
몬베베 가 자신을 위해서가 아닌
우리들 멤버들을 위해서 만들어준 1위
어떻게 소중하지 않을까요..
멤버들이 가져야 할 1위가 아니고
몬베베들이 가져야 할 것 그런 거 같아요
사실 몬베베들이 오늘을 기대하고 있다고 얘기를
들었었어요
그래서 속으로 정말 미안하고 심장이 두근두근 뛰었어요 우리 팬들이 얼마나기대할까
우리가 웃는 걸 얼마나 보고 싶어 할까
근데 그걸 보여줄 수가 없는데.. 하고
제 자신이너무 초라하게 느껴졌어요
아무것도 해줄 수가 없는에 무기력하게
그리고 되게 무섭게 다가왔거든요
이럴 때마다 앞에서 몬베베들이 초롱초롱 눈빛 내면서
쳐다봐줄 때 그리고 일위 발표 후 희비가 교차될 때
마다 난 정말 괜찮은데.. 난 진짜 괜찮은데
몬베베는 슬퍼하지 마 왜 그래라고 말하고 싶었어요
절대 우리가 고생 해왔던 것들이 스쳐 지나가서
눈물을 보인게 아니에요
우리가 고생했다고 말 하지말아요
우리는 고생한적도 없고 힘든적도없어요
늘 내팬들과 함께 여서 행복 했었고
내가 이런 행복을 누려도 되나 싶었던 마음을
내가 이렇게 사랑받는 사람이구나 라고
바꿔준 몬베베 자나여어
정말 많이 사랑하고 고맙고 그어떤일이 있어도
아프게 하고싶지않은 사람들아
모든게 후회가아닌 즐거웠던 추억으로 남을수있게
해주는 그런 사람이 될게요
-늘 더 좋은 환경 더 좋은자리 더 좋은무대
좋은소리만 듣게 해주지 못했던 원호가
앞으로 더좋은것들만 보게 해주기위해

To you
I don’t know how I should start
but to be honest I have a lot of words no matter how lacking they are
I want to seriously say
More than today becoming a special day
I tried thinking of it as that one time out of the times we had
but I don’t think I need to
Monbebes didn’t make first place happen because of self confidence
but they made it happen for us members
How is it not important..
I don’t think it’s a first place us members should have
but something Monbebes should have
Honestly I heard that Monbebes were anticipating and waiting
for this day
so in the inside I was really sorry and my heart was racing and I was nervous “How much are our fans looking forward to this?”
“How much do they want to see us smile?”
“But I can’t show them that”..
And I felt that my self confidence was so poor
And the fact that I couldn’t do anything
hit me in the face very scarily and made me feel powerless
Every time things are like this and Monbebes are looking at us brightly
and after the first place announcement and every time there’s a mixture of joy
and sorrow I wanted to say I’m really okay.. I’m seriously okay
Monbebes don’t be sad why are you being like that
We’re never brushing by what we worked hard on
and showing tears
Don’t say we’ve worked hard
We’ve never worked hard and we’ve never struggled
I was always happy because I was together with my fans
it was Monbebes who changed my thoughts
of whether I was allowed to enjoy this happiness
And made me think, “I’m a person being loved like this”
I really love you all so much and I’m so thankful and no matter what happens
I will be sure to become a person that
doesn’t make you guys hurt and that leaves behind joyful, not regretful memories
-Wonho, who couldn’t always give a better environment, a better seat, a better stage,
and a good voice to listen to,
will make sure to let you all see only better things

translated by fymonsta-x ϟ take out with full credit.

November Horoscopes

SCORPIO: You can remember every terrible thing that’s ever put its hands on you but recalling a small act of kindness can bring you trembling to your knees. Sometimes you have to fight back against your brain, against the voice that’s telling you that all you’ve ever gotten from the world is heartbreak and devastation. There comes a moment when you have to choose what to forget and what to remember, and that time is on the horizon. You’re running out of space in yourself for newer, softer memories. Don’t cast them away for those things that don’t deserve it.

SAGITTARIUS: Devote time to yourself this month. I know that sometimes every positive thing that leaves your lips feels like a lie and the people that surround you don’t always tell you that you matter, but you’re still whole. Nobody can take that away from you. Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard that your belly ached? I know that it often feels like you’re never going to reach that feeling of joy again, but you will. Don’t be afraid to cut out the people that bring you down. Your heart is not a toy or something to prod and subject to experiments. Act tenderly.

CAPRICORN: Lately everything that’s graced your tongue has been tinged with bitterness, which says more about your taste buds than it does about what you’ve been pressing to your mouth. It’s not always that the object or the person or the situation itself that’s bathed in sourness: sometimes it’s the way you’re consuming it. You have the tendency to take a perfectly sweet environment and turn it into something difficult to swallow, because whenever life comes easily to you a cloud of suspicion engulfs it. Give yourself a break from making things more difficult than they need to be.

AQUARIUS: Have you ever thought that maybe ghost stories fascinate you so much because of your inclination to play dead? It’s so much easier to be a spirit than to have one, to hide under beds and sneak around the issues: but what are you avoiding by doing this? Who are you hurting? I know that this is easy to forget when you’ve been not quite a person for so long, but everyone would much rather embrace your physical form than whisper disjointed fragments to an invisible, intangible body. Existence looks beautiful on you. You were made for color.

PISCES: You have maps with red pen marks littering your bedroom floor because you’ve only ever dreamt of being in a house that isn’t this one. That could be because you love traveling, but it could also be because you’ve never found a place you could comfortably call ‘home.’ I suppose this is a cliche that you’ve seen before, perhaps on a poster in a doctor’s office, but you have to become comfortable with yourself before attempting to navigate landscapes or else every location you visit will feel like a movie set. You’ll find your place eventually. Give it time to grow for you.

ARIES: It’s easier to make people laugh than it is to tell them how you’re feeling, and at this point you could be a stand-up comedian with all the practice you’ve had. I’m sorry that you’ve so often felt the need to hide behind a mask in order to make everyone around you comfortable. I want you to know that you’re allowed to be vocal about the things that make you happy, or the things that upset you. You don’t have to be afraid of asking for help, if you feel that you’re slipping off of the edge. There are so many hands outstretched, ready to lift you up.

TAURUS: You know more than anyone else how exhausting it is to tend to people that don’t deserve it but, for some reason, you keep doing it anyways. Perhaps it’s all become routine, or you’re comfortable with the familiar, however that doesn’t change that your average level of happiness is set on a sliding scale dependent on another’s attention. You define happiness with instagram likes and unremarkable moments: this has become commonplace. It shouldn’t be, but I think that you already know that. So, why are you refusing to believe that which you know is true? For what purpose?

GEMINI: Every dream that you have is short-lived because nobody’s ever told you that it’s okay to linger within a state of indecision. Not knowing what you want from the world has become a dirty secret that you bury in your laundry basket, praying it’ll magically clean itself. The hard truth is that it won’t magically become manageable, but it’s still okay to close your eyes, exhale, and contemplate your personal definition of desire. Stop taking into account the feelings of others when doing this: determine what you wish you could be, apart from any social influences.

CANCER: The smoke alarm has been ringing for days and you haven’t bothered yet to turn it off. There’s something incredibly intimidating about confronting your noisiest problems, and lately your solution to this has consisted of hiding under the covers with tattered photo albums and headphones. I’m not saying that you have to immediately tackle every issue that wanders into your life, but a plan of action is always a good thing to have. Set manageable goals for yourself and try your best to stick to them. I promise, progress will make you feel better.

LEO: So, another person let you down and you’re busy feeling sorry for yourself. You’ve fallen in love with how tragic your reflection becomes once you’ve cried every night for a week straight. Adopting unhealthy habits has become a game, like how quickly can you ruin your life before anybody asks how you’re doing. Maybe there’s something thrilling about being reckless, but trust me when I say that there’s nothing exciting about actively wrecking your chances for happiness. Allow yourself to heal. Stop punishing yourself for being alive.

VIRGO: Your to-do lists are all written in permanent ink which says a lot about how confident you are in your ability to get things done; this is to say that your list keeps growing at an incredible rate and you’re angry that you can’t keep up with it. It’s easy to blame it on your situation, and that definitely pulls some weight. But I think that a lot of this overactivity stems back to you and the way you hold yourself back whenever you get close to something you could love. Buy some pencils. Prioritize. Stop pretending that you need to save the world.

LIBRA: Spring cleaning has been over for months now but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a little later than usual this year. There are so many dust-covered boxes surrounding your bed that it’s making your allergies worse than ever before; you can’t remember the last time you slept through the night without waking up in a coughing fit because of what you refuse to throw out. I think you need to acknowledge that things are always going to be changing, both the good and the bad, despite how much you dig your heels into the ground. It won’t ever be the same. And that’s okay.

WRITTEN BY: CAITLIN CONLON

What Taylor did for Jimmy Fallon warms my heart. Simple, but very meaningful gesture. And to the people saying “she talks about herself too much”, you’re never been so wrong. One thing special about her songwriting, is that even if she’s talking about her experiences, it feels like she got into your mind and wrote a song about your life, and suddenly her stories becomes your stories. That’s why it’s beautiful to see Taylor singing the “squeeze my hand 3 times” line right after Jimmy told that story about his mom, because despite what you think, she writes lyrics anyone can relate to, in one way or another.

How to Care Less about what Other People Think

1. Know what matters to you, personally – what you stand for, and what your values are .

2. Don’t be anxious about breaking social norms. The more often you do this, and go against the flow, the less it will bother you to simply be yourself.

3. Decide not to live as a people pleaser, or to get upset and take rejection personally.

4. Hang out with people who are self confident, who know what they believe in, and what they want from life. You’ll find their self-confidence will rub off on you, too, and you’ll start to worry less about what other people think.

5. Working on becoming more competent in the skills and areas that matter to you. That will naturally enhance your self confidence, and develop a self image that is strong and positive.

6. Travel, or spend time with lots of different people. That will show you how diverse attitudes and outlooks are. That is, there’s no one way of being – so find, and be, yourself.

Canceled Date (Steve Harrington x Female Reader)

Summary: After you had to cancel your date with Steve because you have to babysit your sister, Steve invites himself over and manages to show you a completely different side to him.

Word Count: 2512

Warnings: none, maybe just OOC Steve

Note: First time writing for Steve but ay whatever. I hope you all enjoy! Feel free to tell me what ya think! :)

Originally posted by ilovenarcisse

It wasn’t every night your parents would leave you to take care of your 8 month old sister, but after your father got a promotion at his job, they wanted to celebrate. You really didn’t want to ruin their celebration, so you offered to take care of little Anna for as long as they needed you to.

The only bad part was that you had to cancel your date with your boyfriend. You were dating Steve Harrington, the “King” of the school. He had told he really didn’t care about that title, and it was a bit stupid. You have been dating for at least 3 months, and your parents absolutely adored him, and you like to think his parents adore you too.

Anyway, Steve had been a bit upset when you told him you had to cancel. You were both going to watch a movie at his house since you worked at the theater and didn’t want to be there any longer than you needed to.

“Come on (y/n), we’ve been planning this for a week,” Steve said over the phone, you sighed.

“I know, I know- maybe tomorrow I can come over,” you said, feeling bad. Steve was silent for a moment.

“I’ll let it slide this time, but you have to promise me that we’ll spend the whole day together.” You furrowed your eyebrows.

“The whole day?” you asked, you can see him nodding.

“Yup! To make up for all the other times you had to cancel!” You scoffed.

“I only canceled once before this!” you claimed, he hummed.

“All day tomorrow so clear your schedule, babe,” You were silent for a moment, before a smile grew on your lips.

“I’ll get to that…I’m really sorry, Steve,” you apologized again.

“It’s alright (y/n), what are you doing anyway, I didn’t even ask,”

“I have to watch Anna, my parents are going out to celebrate or something,” you shrugged, moving on your stomach, holding your phone against your ear.

“You have to babysit?” he asked, his voice changing suddenly, like he was excited. You nodded as if he could see you.

“Yeah- I’m not canceling on you for no reason,” you laughed, Steve laughed as well. Your heart sped up because you really loved hearing his laugh.

“You know what- our date is not being canceled, tell your parents I’ll be there in 10 minutes,” Your smile fell, and you tilted your head.

“What?”

“You heard me! I’ll be there in ten minutes,” You could just hear him get up, and grab his car keys. You sat up.

“Steve! My parents aren’t going to like it if my boyfriend comes over while they’re gone- they might think-”

“Come on- we’re going to babysit, that’s all! I’ll see you in ten minutes! Love you!” Your jaw dropped. Was he seriously going to come over?

“(y/n)?” his voice broke you out of your thoughts and you shook off.

“I love you too, but if my parents turn you away at the door- don’t blame me!” He laughed, and you did too, before the line went dead.

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Sugiyama Noriaki interview for “Otomedia” Magazine October 2017

Before we start I want to clarify 2 things:

1) I translated only Uchiha Family stuff (it’s about 80% of all interview). Maybe one day my laziness and self-confidence in my translating skills will let me translate it till the end (or someone else translates it) but for now only SasuSakuSara parts.
2) English is not my native language so if you see any grammatical, lexical and other mistakes or just don’t understand some parts feel free to write me. 

This story tells about the final of the difficult situation that has developed in the Uchiha family!

 Was Sasuke (even in his own way) as nervous as Sarada was? While emotions are increasing, the strength of their family’s bond warms the heart. Is it really because of the nervousness in the 23 episode he doubts whether he should poke Sakura’s forehead? We asked about this seiyuu of Sasuke, Noriaki Sugiyama.

“Without words he said to Sakura: Are you really willing to do something so embarrassing in front of your daughter?” It was funny to watch him teasing her (laughs) It seemed to me this shyness was very much in Sasuke’s style. Honestly, after the end of the recording, Naruto’s seiyuu, Takeuchi Junko, said to me: “No, I don’t believe that he could do otherwise!” (laughs), probably Takeuchi-san is right. “ 

We talked a lot with Sugiyama-san about Sarada’s Story. After reuniting with his family, Sasuke again goes on a journey. However, there is bento in his hand made by his family therefore even if they’re apart, their family’s connection is felt even more. 

- How it was to play Sasuke as father and husband?

In "Boruto” Sasuke Uchiha appears to be different from what we’ve seen before. So I often wondered how I should play him. Of course, in «Naruto» he and Naruto sorted all things out, his character somewhat “softened,” but if you change a lot the nature of the character, in the end you will ask: “Who is it?” (laughs). Therefore, to prevent this from happening, I had to think carefully how to express this softness in Sasuke’s style, how would he show it? I believe that it is unlikely that Sasuke would say a lot of gentle words to his daughter … at first glance, Sasuke could look indifferent, given his violent past, but I’ve felt that he certainly thinks about Sarada. And I thought it would be very difficult to balance.

- There was a scene where in his words to his wife Sakura you could feel a “trust”.

There is a reason why Sasuke was absent from the village, that is why I think that during their meeting you can feel how much their relationship changed, especially from Sasuke’s side. Although the atmosphere is similar to the one that was before… how to say it more precisely, there is a mutual understanding between them. At least, I felt it. 

- What’s about Naruto?

 In my opinion, one of the most notable changes was his attitude towards Naruto’s words. After they sorted all things out, instead of cutting Naruto off with words «it’s wrong!» Sasuke rather thinks: “Well, most likely this idea also can be right”. If you compare with the former Sasuke, you can get the impression that in his mind he’s indulgent to Naruto. I think, instead of “a little softened” (about a small change in Sasuke) it would be more correct to say: “Ah, he seems to have become a little kinder.”
  I think if Sasuke was too kind to Sakura and Sarada, Sarada wouldn’t have had all these worries. The image of Sasuke should have turned out to make Sarada think: “Does this man understand what kind of relationship should be between the father and the child?” And this is also difficult.

 - Sugiyama-san, what is your impression of Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada?

 I think with the way she thinks and her insight she’s just like Sasuke. And love. In the Uchiha clan, “they are penetrated with love, that’s why they try to avoid this feeling” and Sarada also inherited it with the blood of Uchiha (laughs). In my opinion, the child is very cute. From her mother Sakura, she gets both love and trust, but you can see how much she wants to know the truth, she want everything to be clarified. Here, the blood of Uchiha has proven itself especially strong.  

- Is there any scene and phrase in the story of “Sarada Uchiha” which really impressed you?

There are a few, but the most exciting of them, when Sarada asked: “Do you think your feelings are well and truly connected to Mom?”, and when Sasuke replied: “Because we have you, Sarada,” what surprised her. Even if he doesn’t say a lot “Sarada, Sarada”, his concern for her is evident. Sasuke’s position can be understood, because if he were in Konoha, it could bring danger to Sarada and Sakura, so he wanted to eliminate all those who sought revenge on him in the village or outside of Konoha. In the village, he has people dear to him, to whom he can’t return, and he strongly feels that he must protect them from the outside.


Translated from Russian to English by me
Translated from Japanese to Russian by SasuSakuTeam. Мастерская переводов

Driving Miss Daisy

Star Wars’s Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver dish on the epic franchise and beyond in V Magazine.

“I had no sense of what I was getting into. No sense of what was really going to happen,” confesses Daisy Ridley of her first-ever role as Rey in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Currently, Ridley is on location in a remote forest a few hours outside of Montreal for Chaos Walking, a 2019 sci-fi release costarring Tom Holland. But it’s this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the follow-up to The Force Awakens, that is shining a blinding light-saber-tinged spotlight on Ridley. The Force Awakens was the first movie since 1997’s Titanic to sell more than 100 million tickets in the U.S. 

It isn’t typical for a young actress’s breakthrough film to have the biggest domestic opening weekend in history, raking in $238 million, but Ridley isn’t all that typical herself. As the face of the nearly $10 billion franchise, Ridley has ushered in a new era of Star Wars. Following Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing last year, Ridley’s character, a fiercely independent heroine, serves as a particularly strong female voice in a galaxy far, far away. However, a far- flung galaxy isn’t Ridley’s only on-screen locale this season. 

In November, Ridley appears opposite Johnny Depp and an all-star cast in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express. The suspenseful tale follows 13 passengers, played by the likes of Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, and Willem Dafoe, stranded on an opulent passenger train with a murderer on the loose. Aside from blockbuster films, Ridley also produced and narrated the documentary The Eagle Huntress, which follows a teenage girl in the mountains of Mongolia as she becomes the first female eagle huntress in the sport’s 2,000-year history. 

Ahead of The Last Jedi’s release, Ridley catches up with her Star Wars costar (and “bestie”), Adam Driver. 


Daisy Ridley Hey Adam, it’s been so long.

Adam Driver Hey Daisy, how are you? When is the last time that I saw you?

DR Well, I don’t know because you don’t come to all the fun things that I go to. [laughs] Last July? It’s been like a year!

AD Oh, yeah, I guess. I’m much taller now.

DR How has your life changed? [laughs]

AD Oh, just in little ways. So, where are you now?

DR I’m in Canada, two hours outside of Montreal in these creepy woods. We feel like we’re going to be killed at any moment in this cabin. We’re shooting a film, Chaos Walking, with Doug Liman, Tom Holland, and Demián Bichir. It’s fucking cool.

AD Did you guys have time to meet each other before? Or did you just kind of jump right in?

DR I had met Tom Holland twice very briefly—for, like, 30 seconds—and I had met Doug Liman once and we spoke a bit, but it was very much feet first, it was super quick.

AD So, is it hard for you to meet people and just kind of go? Or do you prefer it?

DR [laughs] I mean, as we discovered, Adam, we became besties last year, but we had met some years before. It really takes me a while to relax with people. I don’t think I’m very good at meeting people: I feel awfully uncomfortable. So, I find meeting people very stressful. But it gets easier, and I think I’m getting better at being okay with that, you know?

AD Yeah, you always seemed very open, but I feel the same as you. When I meet people, I don’t know how to small talk very well, so it’s always like two back-and-forths of like, “Hey, how are you? How’s the weather?” And then five seconds later, I’m like, “So, what’s your relationship like with your mother?” It always goes really deep really quickly.

DR [laughs] I think you’re really good at it.

AD Oh, thank you. So, this is about Star Wars: If Rey was a color…I’m kidding.

DR No, oh my God. [laughs]

AD What were your initial conversations with J.J. [Abrams] about your character? Did you know the character’s name was Rey?

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