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This is Shigeru Mizuki

He was born March 8 1922 and passed away November 30 2015 at age 93.

Mizuki-san was a manga-ka and historian, most famous for his Kitaro manga, Which he started publishing in 1960.

I could give a textbook account of him and everything he’s done and his influence on Japanese culture and revival of the interest in Yokai in Japan as a whole, but I just want to point out some very small things about him;

The first is, unlike a lot of Manga-ka of the 60s, Mizuki did not learn to draw Manga from Tezuka’s school…. or any school at all. He was one of those weird ‘natural talents’ you always hear about but actual examples of are hard to find. Mizuki was one such person. He just inately knew how to draw. And as a result, despite influences from other manga at the time, his characters generally don’t resemble what we think of when we think of ‘60s manga’

Not to mention that, despite his preferred art style, he was diverse in what he could do with how he drew, easily going from his more cartoony drawings to a more realistic style, sometimes doing both at once.

Mizuki-san was drafted into the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII, and during the war contracted malaria and lost his left arm during an explosion.

He was left-handed.

However, despite disease, losing his drawing-hand, being the only surviving member of his unit and literally being ‘ordered to die’ by his superiors, Mizuki survived the war and taught himself to draw with his right hand and just kept going.

His manga that he’s famous for were all done after he lost his dominant arm.

All his manga have a personal autobiographical touch to them. Whether it’s “Showa” which is literally a historical account of what Japan was like from the 20s to the 80s, to Kitaro, which is about the stories of Yokai told to him by his elderly neighbour, all his manga have something personal about them.

He is a cultural icon in Japan for keeping traditional ghost stories and creatures alive in the modern consciousness, as well as his contributions to Japanese history regarding WWII. He traveled the world, gathering ghost stories and traditional folklore from other countries as well.

He’s been awarded a string of awards I’m not even gonna attempt to list, although personally I feel most noteworthy is the ‘Personal of Cultural Merit’ award in 2010 and the ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award.

But again, that is his importance historically and culturally, whereas I find his personal struggles regarding the loss of his arm and just relearning how to draw something more personal to know as an artist.

With this in mind, He is also noteworthy for never really following the idea that most manga-ka of the time had that ‘you only need 3 hours sleep a night’ or to keep working without rest. Mizuki never really followed that belief. He got a full night’s sleep every night, and fully believed in actually LIVING life, and not just spending your entire life behind a desk, drawing.

He later joked offhandedly that at age 90 he was still around whereas everyone else of the same time period making manga had long since died.

I feel this is incredibly important to remember. Tezuka believed in working non-stop and barely sleeping. And he is undoubtedly the most important contributor to what we think of as manga today. But Mizuki-san, who is just as important to Japanese culture, believed in sleeping well, living life, and being happy. And he was ALSO important, created amazing work, and is recognized as a master.

You don’t need to work yourself to death to be an artist.

Mizuki-san had a list of ‘7 rules to happiness’, which I honestly feel is worth remembering. It may be things we’ve heard before, but this coming from a man, who went through active war, lost limbs, nearly died,retaught himself how to draw because he wasn’t able to give up, made an impact on Japanese culture, believed in living life, refused to overwork himself and lived to the age of 93, it feels like you can trust his advice. because he’s someone who’s seen some serious shit, but he was happy, and he’d learned how to be happy. And from what I’ve heard remained happy and content until he died of natural causes.

Number 1

‘Don’t try to win – Success is not the measure of life. Just do what you enjoy. Be happy.’

Number 2

‘Follow your curiosity – Do what you feel drawn towards, almost like a compulsion. What you would do without money or reward.’

Number 3

‘Pursue what you enjoy – Don’t worry if other people find you foolish. Look at all the people in the world who are eccentric—they are so happy! Follow your own path.’

Number 4

‘Believe in the power of love – Doing what you love, being with people you love. Nothing is more important.’

Number 5

‘Talent and income are unrelated – Money is not the reward of talent and hard work. Self-satisfaction is the goal. Your efforts are worthy if you do what you love.’

Number 6

‘Take it easy – Of course you need to work, but don’t overdo it! Without rest, you’ll burn yourself out.’

Number 7

‘Believe in what you cannot see – The things that mean the most are things you cannot hold in your hand.’

okay but what if jungkook used to tease jimin by not calling him ‘hyung’ because he wants Jimin to see him as someone equal as him not as the youngest member in the group, because he don’t want jimin to love him as a baby brother he don’t want jimin to love him because he is cute and because he is the youngest among them, because he wants jimin to see him as a man that he could love and could love him back too so thats why he always making fun of Jimin also thats why jungkook works out a lot because kids are not supposed to have muscles right? kids are not supposed to look sexy right? that way maybe his jimin hyung will look at him as a man

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Mystic Messenger Zen wallpapers! 📱 Pink version of middle top below the cut.

Credit to @otomenovelist for letting me use a few of their screenshots because I haven’t made it that far yet :’) Tysm! The sizes are a little inconsistent for reasons I don’t want to get into about resolution sizes but they should all work! <3 

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Touch Me, I Dare You

read it on AO3 at http://archiveofourown.org/works/8521519

by Nova_Cain

Keith and Lance have been coworkers for a couple of years now, and their reputations for pulling pranks and daring each other to do ridiculous things has spread all through the building.

This next dare might be one they’ll want to keep strictly between themselves, though…

Words: 1951, Chapters: 1/3, Language: English

read it on AO3 at http://archiveofourown.org/works/8521519

I was inspired to try and find the oldest piece of writing I hadn’t deleted and it’s from right after I turned 14. It… is the most pretentious thing… omfg. I was so proud of this shit. It was my featured deviation, back when the dA lit community was active and cool. I thought I was a fucking prodigy. At least I can confirm that my obsession with girls who have boy names and kiss girls has been ongoing for at least twelve years.

politicalmamaduck  asked:

This is not a question on the list, but which of your fics is your favorite? :D <3

Ah thank you so much for this question :D <3 

I actually do have a fav and it’s “A Black Letter” ( http://archiveofourown.org/works/5592433 )  because it was a delight to write and also it just flowed out of my head and on to the keyboard so naturally without being all that bad, considering it’s one of my first works, and I’m pretty proud of it tbh 

thanks again so much for asking <3 

dating kim taehyung would include...

lmao guess who’s doing this instead of studying for finals~~~~~ enjoy fam

- meeting him and the first thing out of his mouth being “holy crap you are so beautiful” and then getting all shy and not speaking for the rest of the night bb just couldn’t hold it in you are truly a stunner 

- having to convince him later that it was very sweet and that he did not humiliate himself for the rest of all time for giving you a genuine compliment homeboy just rly wants u to like him ok 

- him yelling “here comes my part!!!!!” whenever you listen to bangtan music together 

- trying to eat at different restaurants together but ending up at the same place every single time bc neither of you can decide on a new place to go and the old place has a counter with tall chairs to sit in and really who doesn’t love a good swivel on those things

- meeting his parents after like 3 dates and realizing how much he’s already told them about you because they literally know where you went to school, what your favorite constellation is, how many sugars you take in your coffee, and idk your blood type probably 

- leaving your phone alone for five minutes and coming back to find 4 perfect head shots and 206 blurry selfies in your camera roll (and keeping every single one of them) 

- running out of memory from said selfies and having to load them onto your computer because you can’t get yourself to delete them 

- watching big hero 6 together every single week and seeing who starts crying first (it’s usually him) 

- taking long walks together holding hands while he swings your arms together and points out all the dogs that walk past   

- him staying up late with you while you study and knowing you need a break and pulling you into his lap and giving you little neck kisses to help you relax woowowoww those sure do do the trick every time 

- “jagi… would it be okay if jimin came to the movies with us…” 

- borrowing your clothes all the time because he never washes his and that fuchsia sweater just looks really flattering on him okay  

- sweet bb running up to you first after a performance all sweaty and out of breath and kissing the heck out of you and screaming “how did we do baby?? did you like it???” 

- him being bisexual af and you guys scoping out hot guys together at the mall because couples do that right???? 

- not really arguing a lot but whenever you do it lasts like a few hours max bc you miss hearing him giggle and he misses giving u back hugs :( it’s a hard life w/o back hugs 

- him absolutely loving 500 miles by the proclaimers and making you listen to it on repeat during card rides because he wants to sing it to you while you pretend you’re not hopelessly in love with him at this point 

- “gee jagi it’s too bad that you can’t see our new comeback yet :) i mean i’d really like to show it to you but you know i can’t and wow if only you knew what was coming because you would no- ow ow ow okay i’ll stOP I’M SORRY” 

- seeing that he’s having a sad day and doing impersonations of the other members to make him laugh right as namjoon walks in on you putting two fingers over your left eye while screaming what am i to you and none of you can help it it’s hilarious and you lose your shit and now everyone’s day is better

- lots of “ewww”s and “you guys are so gross”s and “taehyung didn’t you wear that outfit yesterday did you even come home last night” 

- you being the big spoon 99.9% of the time 

- skype calls where he tries to have a real conversation with you but all the other members wanna mess around as usual so it usually just becomes you laughing / yelling at jungkook to “be careful with that lamp mister” and “hoseok keep you foot away from tae’s balls i need those for later cmon now” 

- forgetting to breathe for like 30 minutes while you’re making out so when you finally come up for air he’s covered in your lipstick and your hair’s all messed up and you’re both gasping for air wow true modern romance :’)

- going out to dinner with the members and them automatically leaving a place next to tae for you 

- somehow always getting each other the perfect gifts for birthdays even though you never tell each other what you want because “your love is all that i need babe :)” god y’all suck 

- lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of warm cuddles and kisses and “i love you” and “i miss you” and “babe can you wake me up tomorrow in case i sleep though my alarm” and “do you think (insert random animal here) can fall in love?” and “put some clothes on my parents are gonna be here soon” and “i know you can do it baby” and “how do you feel about pizza again tonight” and “text me when you get home so i know you’re safe” and “can you come kill this bug for me” and “i am so happy that i met you” 

- knowing that you’ll probably be together forever when you wake up one morning and his hair is all in his face and his mouth is hanging open a little and his arm is still hanging over your waist (how does he even keep it there the whole night who even knows) and realizing that this is the the most beautiful special boy you’ll ever meet and no amount of kicking you in the middle of the night or crying because he’s been away for a month and you’re lonely or leaving your nail polish open after borrowing it could ever change that

- the end rip 

Drabble: Shimmering

Series: Owari no Seraph
Pairing: Hyakuya Mikaela x Hyakuya Yuuichirou
Rating: T
Summary: ‘They are as in love with each other, as they are in awe of each other.’
Based on @pemprika‘s Mermaid!AU. 

Notes: I’ve been thinking about Pemprika’s Mermaid!AU for a while now, and I just wanted to write this quick drabble to show my love for it!! XD Sharon (may I call you Sharon? We’ve never talked, so I realize that this is probably gonna be weird, so if you want me to take this fic down, please do let me know! I just wanted to write something for you, because this AU is hella AMAZING AND YOU ARE FREAKING BRILLIANT AND I ADORE YOUR AUs LIKE WHOA!!), I’m so very sorry if this disappoints you!! ><

I tried my best, I really did! I wanted to write fluff, but it didn’t really turn out that way; it turned into some sort of mesh of romance and something else entirely!! Gahhh!!! I don’t know why I taint everything I see in the Mikayuu fandom with my silly brain, but regardless, I hope you guys like it anyway! 

I’mma go throw myself out the window now! 

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Puns & Penetration

Genre: smut, parody

Characters: Yoongi x Reader

Word Count: 539

Author: rhianmin

Originally posted by jeonsshi

“Wanna have sex, baby?” Yoongi asks.

“Mmm, I don’t know. I don’t know if I’m feeling it today.” You answer, scrunching up your face.

“WANNA BED?!” He snaps.

“What?” You question in bewilderment as Yoongi springs up, whisking you up from the couch and into the bedroom.

  He lays you down, coming closer to your face to plant sweet kisses. You now sit on the edge of the bed, staring at Yoongi, slowly becoming more turned on. You desperately waited for him to finally approach you.

“One second, baby.” He mumbles, sprinting to the living room. Upon his return, he has a tack in his hand that he puts directly above your womanhood.

“Um, Yoongi, what..?” You ask, confused.

“Your pussy is under A-TACK.”

  He pounces, putting thirsty hands on your hips to take off your pants. He pauses for a second upon getting to your zipper.

“This isn’t gonna FLY with me.” Yoongi said, matter-of-factly.

“Babe, you can stop now.” You mutter to yourself, a long drawn out sigh soon following. “This is gonna be really hard if you don’t sto-”

“I’m always hard when I’m with you.” He cuts you off, glueing his lips to yours once more.

“Oh my god.” You mumble, rolling your eyes.

  He moves his attention back to your pants, finally unzipping them and ripping them from your body. Grabbing your inner thighs with his long thin fingers, he pushes your legs open, revealing all of you to him.

“There’s a pokemon in your vag.”

“Yoongi.”

“It’s a squirtle.”

“YOONGI.”

“Gotta snatch ‘em all.”

“YOONGI!!!”

  But, his mouth was already closed over your womanhood, wetting your folds with his tongue. He moved his tongue fluidly through your petals, ending each rush with a little suck to your clit.

“You know, I don’t a-pussy-ate you not liking my puns.” He said, looking up at you, his hands still firmly gripped on your thighs.

“You just won’t stop, babe! Let’s just do this, okay?” You plead.

“With my jokes….. the thigh’s the limit.” He answered, smirking.

“Goddammit, Yoongi.” You grunt before getting yourself up.

  You throw him into the bed and undress him. He was paralyzed by your sudden abruptness, letting his body fall limp as you made him naked. His cock stood at attention for a second before being completely devoured by your pussy.

  You rode him. Moving your hips back and forth and placing gripped palms on his chest for support.

  His mouth was agape as he watched you fully engulf his length. His eyes transfixed on your hips as they did the lord’s work.

  You rode him into fruition. Remaining on top of him for a moment, both of you catch your breaths, staring into each other’s eyes.

“Mmm, baby, let’s cuddle.” Yoongi mumbles as he stretches his arms out.

“Hold on, I’ll be right back.” You get up, leaving him to lay on the bed with a smug look on his face.

You return.

“Oh, are you hungry baby?” He asked, cocking his head to look at you as you held a bag of Lay’s potato chips.

  You smirk, turning the bag upside down, pouring its contents onto his naked body.

“What the fuck?!” He yelled, flustered.

“You just got LAY’D.”

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{a/n: gif not mine. Cr to owner.}

“how do you get a pikachu on a train? you poke-him-on” is a flawed joke because pokemon are referred to with object pronouns. if there were multiple pikachu you could say poke-em-on. i suppose if the joke were worded “how do you get pikachu on a train” it could be implied that there are plural pikachu, I guess that would work. why did I write a tumblr post about this