So um… Black Desert Online has underwear. Samurai!Hannibal gets the elegant drawstring-up-the-butt underpants while Wizard!Will gets the shimmery PYTHON briefs. And so yeah…I made a thing. A couple of things actually. Okay I need to stop.
Hello, everybody! I hope you all have had at least a good start into the New Year.
A new year means new opportunities, and of course, new decisions. Let’s talk about how to decide things in Japanese.
There are many different moments when you have to make a decision. Do you want the soup or the salad? Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon? A morning class or an evening class? In English, this is a pretty unanimous phrase: “I decided on the soup.” “I decided I want Pokemon Sun.” “I decided to take the morning class.”
More casually, it can be reduced to “I picked” or even “I’m doing”, the latter being a very interesting phrase. You can’t actually “do” a soup, but it’s another way to say that a decision has been made. In that respect, Japanese is similar. But for now, let’s just talk about 決める/きめる.
決める is the literal closest word to the English “to decide”. I mean, 決める means just that, “to decide”.
I decided to go to New York.
I decided on a date for the party.
I decided to enroll in that college.
Now, some of you may look at the sentences/translations and feel it’s simple enough. But someone of you may have noticed a small, yet essential difference between the examples: the particles. That’s right, 決める uses に, を, and と. Because it can.
This can be something that can be difficult to explain, and sometimes people don’t bother to explain it at all, but here goes.
に決める is the most standard paring. It refers to a decision being made.
I decided to eat an apple.
In this case, the (をたべるのこと) is implied to some degree because most likely you would have picked an apple to eat it. In general, always refer to に決める if you’re really stuck. That said, it’s hard to describe the full usage of に決める without going into the other two.
This is a bit more nuanced than the former example. を決める doesn’t state the decision directly, but rather what the category that isdecided upon. Let’s go back to the previous example of eating an apple. If I had to use を決める:
I decided upon a fruit to eat.
Here, the result would likely still be the same: I picked an apple. But this example doesn’t tell you the exact fruit I picked. Instead, it described the category. If we go back to the first を決める example:
I decided on a date for the party
I’m not telling you the exact date here, am I? If I did, it would be more like this:
I decided the date of the party will be February 11th.
Here, に決める is used because I am sharing the exact result of what was being decide on. Let’s go back to を決める:
I decided on a car.
This is literally all it means. I’m not telling what kind of car, what year, or any specifics. If I did share a specific detail (like a black car or something), に決める is more appropriate because now I’m telling you I decided on a specific car/result.
と決める is interesting because while it can substitute for either に決める or を決める, it’s actually not a good regular substitute for either. Yeah, I realize I made things more confusing.
The thing about と決める isn’t that is it is following a type of translation rule, but rather an emotional one. と決める is used to create a sense of “Finally!” or “After a long time”. It’s used to convey that a lot of thought and time went into making the decision. If we look at the original example of と決める:
I decided to enroll in that college.
The use of と決める conveys that it took a long time to decide to enroll in a specific college. This is understandable as college is usually one of those things people try to think about. Let’s look at a comparison between と決める and に決める.
Very literally, they both mean “I decided to marry Makoto.”. Sentence 1 conveys a more natural, easy transition to making the decision to marry Makoto. Sentence 2 conveys a more deliberate moment of consideration. In the second example, maybe there were doubts or issues regarding Makoto as a marriage partner. Maybe in sentence two it was an arranged marriage situation involving multiple options. The point is that the use of と決める means that a long train of thought was put into the decision.
Same thing with を決める:
Again, both mean “I decided on a diet”. を決める, like に決める, is a more neutral, natural decision making process. と決める is a deliberate, intentional choice within diets.
In summation, に決める is the Foreigner’s Privilege choice. For a non-specific decision, を決める is the best. To convey a serious and considerate decision result, と決める is better.
I’m not really going to do examples for this one because と決める can technically be used as an answer to anything (who am I to judge how long it takes for you to decide on a toothpaste?). But I will ask you to consider specifics vs categories.
Red vs Colors
Cats vs Animals
Target vs Department Stores
Halloween vs Holidays
Lavender vs Flowers
Penne vs Noodles
California vs U.S. States
By keeping in mind conveying a decision on a specific result is に決める and a decision within a category is を決める, you’ve pretty much have a grasp on the difference between the two particles.
As always, feel free to ask if any questions come up!
29 & 39, dean winchester x reader, where they like each other but haven’t admitted it yet so they’re kinda flirtatious??
Prompt: 29. It matches your… Personality. 39. Bite me.
Word count: 1,605
Warnings: Language? implied smut, awful pick-up lines, alcohol consumption and PDA (Public Display of Affection).
Characters: Dean x reader, Sam
A/N: I’m a little sick right now, which led me to a writer’s block. I apologise if this is an inconvinient, but please know that I tried my best. Feedback, however, is ALWAYS appreciated; no matter if it’s positive or negative. Also, requests are always open!
Halloween. You had made sure to let the bunker covered in fake spider webs,
black dripped candles, paper bats, and any other Halloween decoration you had
found at the store. The boys were out on a hunt since last week, and they were
going to go back home that afternoon.
every single room (including Sam and Dean’s), you sat at the library to wait
for the boys to arrive. You were impatient to see them, especially Dean.
told, you had a massive crush on Dean and everybody knew it except for
him. No matter how much you flirted with
him, he didn’t seem to notice nor understand how in love you were with him.
You, of course, denied at every cost your feelings for him.
driving faster than usual. Sam and he had been gone for around two weeks, which
seemed to the older like ages. He wanted to see her, He wanted to hold her in his
arms and… Yeah, he wanted that, in fact, he needed it.
was she his ultimate crush, but also the only one, apart from Lisa, that Sam
liked; and, unlike Lisa, she was an amazing hunter and could take care of
herself. However, Dean was not brave enough to confess his feelings for her.
because, for him, she was walking perfection, or because of his everlasting
self-loathing. He didn’t feel like he deserved such woman, but that didn’t keep
him from flirting blatantly with her. However, Dean would just limit himself to
that, denying his feelings for her out loud.
arrived to the bunker. Dean was just as impatient as the girl sitting in the
library; he didn’t even notice the decoration.
towards her, she stood up from her seat and received Dean in a tight hug that
lasted more than friendly hugs do. Sam cleared his throat and she let go off
Dean, turning to give Sam a quicker hug.
with the decoration?” Sam asked.
to celebrate Halloween… Even if it’s just like this.” You explained, using your
for me, but Dean…” Sam looked behind her, Dean was gesturing for his brother to
Dean’s the one that gave me permission to decorate, right Dean?” She asked,
turning around to face Dean.
did.” Dean said, trying not to react to his brother’s knowing look.
shared a telepathic conversation, as always, which could be concluded as Sam
mocking his brother for his henpecks behaviour towards you. Dean gave his
brother a death glare and returned his gaze to you.
dinner.” You said. Sam and Dean’s faces lightened up, they loved your food.
made this weird thing I found online and apple pie and…” Dean stopped you with
a hand gesture.
everything you cook tasted as good as you look, I wouldn’t mind eating salad.”
Dean smirked, making you blush intensely.
squealed with a giggle. The hunter licked his lips and Sam rolled his eyes. You
turned around to the kitchen and Sam followed you, whispering a “how old are
you? Ten?” On Dean’s ear.
Sam!” Dean frowned and followed the two of you over to the kitchen, where you
were already serving the food.
of you sat down and the brother’s started eating. As always, they complimented
your food like it was made in heaven. They loved homemade dinner.
first plate was empty, Dean decided to go back to flirting. He dropped every
single pick up line he could come up with, making your face turn into a hundred
different shades of red. Sam obviously got sick and excused himself.
“I need to
go check some things… I’ll be back for pie, though.” He had said, serving
himself another plate and taking it upstairs.
how much you begged, Sam was gone for good. Not that you didn’t like being
alone with Dean, but because it was harder each time for you to control the
urge of kissing his face. Also, Dean kept going with the pick-up lines, which
was making you fall into a never ending blush.
your blush.” Dean whispered, cupping your face in his hand at lifting it for
you to look at him.
asked. Dean suddenly got nervous. You could feel sweat starting to form on his
hand, and his eyes got wider; he stiffened and cleared his throat, letting go
off your face. This was becoming more serious than Dean had expected, and he
was definitely not prepared for that.
matches your… Personality.” He managed to say, not being able to find a
better answer for your question. You giggled, this time he was the one with the
matches my personality?” You mimicked, “That’s the worse lie ever!” You laughed
loudly. Dean furrowed his eyebrows and pouted, the blush still creeping on his
cheeks. “I honestly don’t understand how you make a living out of lies if you’re
so bad at it.”
awesome liar; I just wanted to make you laugh.” Dean defended himself. You
leaned back on your chair and crossed your arms over your chest.
right. I mean, that last one was better, but still… You are a terrible liar.”
Dean rolled his eyes.
He insisted. Before you could reply, he suggested taking a shot of whiskey, and
you accepted. Dean stood up and grabbed the whiskey from the counter, and so as
two glasses; he sat back down, putting the bottle and the glasses on the table.
teasing him over fool things, like the time he almost cried when a drunken girl
scratched Baby’s door with her car’s. Or that other time when he was the drunken
one and decided to join a karaoke contest, which he lost. Or when Sam and her
put makeup on him while he was sleeping. There were a whole lot of moments that
you could use against him, it was impossible not to make him mad.
also becoming tipsy, which made you double sassy and annoying. Dean had a
better resistance to alcohol than you, so he was a little more sober.
when that demon girl who had a crush on you possessed that man’s body and then
she tried to kiss you in his body?” You dragged your question.
“I got so
jealous.” You had spoken at the same time as Dean, which avoided him to hear
your words properly.
you, wearing a man meat-suit!” You laughed, trying to cover up your past words.
me.” He snapped.
wish.” You chanted, not being able to control your words. Dean calmed down,
smiling widely at you.
“I know I
would bite you.” Dean flirted.
are you waiting for, Winchester?” You flirted back, tilting your head to the
side to expose your neck. Dean stood from his seat again and walked towards
you, leaning over your neck and breathing in your essence. “It will be like
that time you turned into a vampire.” You giggled.
even there.” Dean whispered over your skin. His hands were already wrapped
around your waist, drawing circles with his thumbs.
moaned his name at the same time he made contact with your skin. He bit you
carefully, not wanting to leave marks yet.
again.” Dean begged.
turned into a heated make out session that, somehow, moved over to the counter.
You were sat there with Dean on his feet, between your legs, which were wrapped
around his hip. The kiss was rough; Dean bit your lower lips every now and then
and you did too. You had stopped worrying about holding your breath, which led
you to breathe in each other’s air as Dean’s hands travelled over your body
while your hands tousled his hair.
down from his room with the plate clean, literally and froze in place at the
you already admitted it, then.” He spoke awkwardly. Dean and you broke the
kiss, breathing heavily.
“No we didn’t.”
you planning to, then?” Sam asked. He was too confused to even argue his
brother’s words. Yes, you were making out but his brother and you were so weird
it could be a game or something like that.
not today.” Now you were the one to speak. Sam nodded and walked in, leaving
the plate on the sink and taking out a clean one, which he used to serve
himself some pie. He tried his best to ignore yours and his brother’s moans but
get a room.” He said, leaving the kitchen.
Dean and you ignored Sam’s suggestion; but Sam didn’t mind at all. He was happy
to know that his brother had finally made a move, but he was also worried about
said move. He had no idea what that kiss meant, less to say the fact that both
of you had openly spoken about not confessing your feelings to each other,
which was far more confusing than just the cheeky flirting Sam was used to.
so, Sam knew that you and Dean would be fine. The kiss was just the beginning,
and whether you ignored it the next morning or not, he knew that you’d end up
@godzilla-and-co um yeah i made the color things to make it radier to understand i make this some time for myself toi 😅 tell me of anything bother you in it and i will do another one and goood luck take your time 😙😙
** THIS IS THE POST THAT FIRST INTRODUCED MY BBS**
– SO YEAH I MADE A THING— courtesy of my cousin’s generosity, I have been playing Alpha Sapphire a ton lately, and there’s this random part a little ways into the game, where you re-encounter the first Aqua Team member that you fought, where he gifts you a TM because he wants you to FORGIVE him for losing….. naturally I thought this could be a cute thing if he ended up being a little sweet on my chara, and HEY IVE KINDA GOT THE FEELS NOW AND MADE AN OC OUT OF THIS GUY AND NOW I KINDA ACTUALLY REALLY WANT TO SHIP THEM. Help me. <3 <3 <3 *cOUGH* lowkey want them to marry. xD