yes i did a post with this quote already

anonymous asked:

Raven and Terra

Thank you :D I already did Raven, so this is for Terra!

Why I like them - she brought the team together and made them more friendly en general, also her powers are fabulous
Why I don’t - betrayal has always rubbed me the wrong way, so I got (get) pissed at her for that, even though there’s an explanation .. 
Favorite episode (scene if movie) - uhh,, Aftershock pt 2, when she decides to save the titans after all. 
Favorite season/movie - she’s only in season 2, really, so that. 
Favorite line - “I have to stay. I’m the only one who can stop it … you were the best friend I ever had.” (at Beast Boy)
Favorite outfit - I like how her slade outfit looks
OTP - i don’t ship her with anyone. 
Brotp - beast boy and terra. I don’t like them together romantically, but they have an awesome relationship. 
Head Canon - she’s a *heartbreakerrr* until she finds like, One Girl ,,, who she falls for (cue dramatics)
Unpopular opinion - honestly ? i have no idea (see head canon I guess)
A wish - well, I wish she didn’t lead Beast Boy on like that, since he was crushed by her betrayal. then again I could do this for all of the titans,,,,
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen - she goes back to the titans for reconciliation, because that’s not in character and would just add drama
5 words to best describe them - knives replace sticks and stones
My nickname for them - potato

@preyingformantis replied to your post “random things that annoy me: when people say or comment with “someone…”

Makes me think of this quote though. “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”

Ah yes, I know that one. By André Gide. I love it; and it’s very true. I mean clearly I basically just did that (said something that someone else has said before), and many have said similar things before that, and will say it again after.

anonymous asked:

iirc, hermann hesse's demian was mentioned in tokyo ghoul manga, right ?_?

Anon you make my heart burn (did you figure out after my other literature posts that I love to talk about this stuff ;D).

Yes, it was mentioned in TG, but it’s not the quote “The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world” why I’m so happy that you send me this message because a lot of people already talked about it.

There’s another reason why I think Hermann Hesse’s Demian shows us once again how scary Ishida can be. And do you want to know the reason? I think we should have expected that Hide will disappear at the end of the manga and that Sasaki Haise will resemble him (not just because Kaneki tends to imitate traits or because of his better life at the start of :Re (his ‘happy dream’)). It’s once again because of foreshadowing.  Demian might even explain why it will take some time till Hide appears again (I still believe he’s alive).

Ishida uses literature references a lot, but I think people should know it’s not only the mentioned quote  which tells us more about the story, but the whole book/poem  etc. can be seen as a form of foreshadowing (for example Crossbread can be seen as a parallel between Arima and Sasaki).

So let’s talk a bit about Herman Hesse’s Demian.  The quote was mentioned in chapter 8 during Kaneki’s and Nishiki’s fight after Kaneki realized that Hide saved him a lot of times. Demian is also a story about the struggle between two worlds (world of illusion vs. the real world). And it’s really interesting that the friendship between the two main characters Emil Sinclair and Max Demian shows parallels to Kaneki’s and Hide’s friendship (I think it’s not a coincidence that the quote appeared in a chapter where Hide plays a role because Sinclair (the person who Kaneki shows similarities to) reads this quote on a piece of paper which is actually from Demian (the person who shows similarities to Hide).

I couldn’t stop myself. I had to write a long post about this. Not sure if anyone will even read all of this, but it’s really one of the many reasons why I love Ishida so much.

Emil Sinclair (Kaneki) and Demian (Hide):

Emil is the protagonist of the novel and Demian is his childhood friend. Both meet each other because Franz Kromer bullied Emil (Hide noticed that Kaneki doesn’t have friends and often defended him). Like Hide, Demian is also a new pupil. Both Demian and Hide influence their friends in some ways (even when they are not present).  

This post would turn out even longer if I talk about all the similarities, so I will just talk about the most important ones and use a lot of quotes from the book later.

(I will put this under a read more once again)

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That Photo Of Me Online...

So, I’m putting it all on the table today. There is a photo of me online.

I didn’t put it there. I don’t generally post or even share photos of myself on the internet, but recently I allowed a friend to take a picture of me and shortly after, that picture ended up in the center of a rather unpleasant meme.

You probably already guessed which meme that is, so let me admit, yes that is me, Ari Bach, author of the Valhalla Trilogy and this blog, and that really is me without any Photoshop. BUT- I never condoned the meme now based on that photo and I absolutely never said or did what it quotes me as having said and done.

I believe that crocodiles are one of the coolest animals in the world and I would never, ever harm one as the meme suggests. Wild animals, in my experience, just want to be left alone and that’s what I do, I leave them alone. So the claims of the meme are completely false, even if the photo is real. Secondly, I want to clarify that the sword was fake, a plastic prop sword from a movie I worked on some years ago. And thirdly, I am fully aware that crocodiles don’t eat bike tires and I would never try to feed one to a crocodile. I never even touched the bike tire, it was just there in the background and was never used as the meme suggests, it was never coated in Vaseline, and it was never “given to an orphanage” after the picture was taken.

Also problematic is the obvious controversy surrounding the inappropriate viewpoints the meme suggests I hold. I want to make it very clear that although I was wearing “corpse paint” like the metal band mentioned, I do not share their views on Donald Trump and I will be voting for Bernie Sanders myself.

Finally, please let me say that I feel very wronged by the posting of and misuse of this photograph. That was meant to be a private and solemn moment between me, the crocodile, the photographer, the clown, the man in the zebra stockings and of course, Robert Downey Jr. It was wrong to post, it was wrong to meme counter to my real beliefs, and I will be pursuing legal action against the Yakuza for posting it as they did.

Thank you for your attention and understanding.

-Ari