You guys, I’m really going to miss this. The theories and the witty memes that flood my dash, the commentary on scenes and questions about previous seasons and just – all of it. I don’t intend on sounding sappy or anything but it just keeps hitting me that this whole experience is wrapping up.
I can’t believe that it’s all coming to an end this Tuesday…
I’m bursting with happiness right now!! I’m glad the storm is over.. I guess there’s always clouds before the sun shines and reveals better times. Despite my anxiety and rough situations that I deal with, I’m glad I can find some hope and help to fight through it. I just wanted to say a HUGE THANKS to some people here who helped lift me up again, even though you don’t know me! It really really helped and I couldn’t be more thankful for the positivity!
And to the artists and writers in this fandom, especially those who draw and write my number one OTP Iwaoi, thank you for dedicating to your amazing work that honestly gets me through every day. I along with so many others love seeing your creations and it inspires, makes my day that much better. So THANKS! ♡
… now, I’m gonna go hide in embarrassment after giving my spout of disgustingly gushy praise (*/ω＼)
So, given that it’s the last day I should probably write something cheesy and cute and super moving, but y’all guys have better words for this than mine. Which means, I’m just gonna rant about things that come up in my mind.
Skam is the first fandom I entered here on tumblr (yes I’m still a smol bean) and I have to say that the experience has been one hell of a rollercoaster! But I loved every single part of it, even the bad ones. Let me just say that the Skamily is something simply AMAZING. The support I found here, the love, the understanding, the way people take care of each other and check on each other during the bad times…. Fuck, I’m getting emotional. There was hate, too, of course, a lot of it, but now I just wanna focus on the good parts cause those are what makes this fandom special
Well, the show itself is amazing. Eva taught me to believe in myself and that my opinion should come first. Isak taught me that it’s okay to be scared sometimes, that we all go through some kind of shit in our lives, and to accept my sexuality as beautiful and valid and me. Even taught me to call my mental illness with its name and to embrace it as a part of me, not all of me. Chris taught me to be a better friend. Sana taught me that hate comes from fear, she taught me loyalty and friendship and love. Elias taught me to love my big brother more (I love youuu sooo much bro you’re my favourite person - idc if you’ll never read this, I just had to say it). Eskild taught me to be proud of myself, and to fight my battles. Linn taught me that sometimes it’s okay to feel down. Vilde taught me strength. I reeally love this show, okay? And I’m not going anywhere, I don’t care if tomorrow will be already over.
Now the even more emotional part! Cause this show allowed me to know at least a lil bit some people that are not just amazing, but more and more and more -I don’t have a word to express it, but I hope you understand anyway. So, here are my thank yous.
Thank you to @pansexualmahdidisi cause they are amazing and their fics are just something else - also, KITTENS. Now I’m obsessed and it’s entirely your fault.
Thank you to @henriksimans even if you don’t know me, but you taught me so many things you have no idea how grateful I am.
Thank you to @isisisak cause her hc are just… idk, w o n d e r f u l and f u n n y and I l o v e them -and you are such a lovely person omg I’ve never seen that much love in just one sweet incredible human being.
Thank you to @eravamofragili cause you’re the first Italian fellow I met here so I got to use my own language on tumblr which is cool e anche perché mi hai lasciato sclerare sulla maturità e sulle cose che non mi sono piaciute di questa stagione, grazie!
Thank you to @kardemomme-kisses cause you taught me strength. I am completely amazed. You are brilliant and wonderful.
Thank you to @evennies for your wonderful gifs and that chat we had that kinda made my day, thank you!
And, last but not the least, a huuuge thank you to @evenogisakk . I don’t have words to express what there’s in my mind. You saved me in ways that you can’t even imagine. Let me just say that I love you. A lot.
Thousands of thank yous to my followers too, cause they bear with me on a daily basis and that’s something not everybody could do.
I love you guys, and thank you for everything!
This is not a goodbye cause I don’t think I’ll ever leave this fandom.I just wanted to say all of this. Sorry for the rant.
Does anybody else remember a time, long long ago, when you could just enjoy things?
You could watch a movie and just appreciate it instead of over analyzing every single scene to make sure there’s nothing remotely offensive about it.
You could have a favorite character and just like them and appreciate how great they were written and portrayed, without being told you’re terrible because they’re a villain. Even though they’re FICTIONAL and most likely were deliberately written to be likable. (Even if they were written as an evil character, I still think you have a right to like them, but maybe that’s just me)
You could love and be a fan of the actors without having to go full on FBI agent, looking into their backgrounds to make sure they are 100% perfect and had never made a mistake ever.
You could post about said actor without some busybody little fandom cop, slithering into your inbox to tell you(all too happily) that your fave is “problematic” (god, I fucking hate that word), and you’re disgusting if you still like them.
I’m in my 30’s so I remember those good ole days and it’s kind of sad to know, that most of you will never truly know how great that was. That’s a time long since forgotten. Bummer.
Here’s to the newbies just starting out, the ones discovering their ability to twist and bend plots, characters and places to their will for the first time,
To the old faithfuls, who have kids at home and a full-time job but somehow still find the time to make us forget for a while,
To the students who publish one-shots and sagas in-between study sessions,
To the ones who posted that one fic years ago and have since moved on, but whose story meant (and still means) so much to so many readers,
To those of you who publish short, little things that pack the emotional punch of a freight train,
To the ones who update faithfully, and to the ones who don’t,
To the ones who weave lyrics into their stories, and the ones who deal in nothing but angst,
To those who don’t write in their native language,
To the brave ones who do it despite their fear of rejection or criticism,
To the ones who like to write with their friends, and the ones who do it alone because their friends wouldn’t understand,
To the ones who spend hours researching in order to to make their world as real as possible,
To to the poets and novelists and essayists and dreamers:
Every single one of you is precious.
You, along with all the other fandom artists and creators, lift us up and give us hope. You make us laugh, you make us cry, you make us think and question and wonder. You help us escape, sometimes, when we need it most. You bring the unimaginable to life, you translate lofty words into ones we can smell, hear and taste, and you continually encourage and inspire us. You’re wonderful and powerful and courageous and so, so loved, even if we aren’t always the best at letting you know it. So this is for those of you with empty comment sections, with a concerning lack of kudos/likes/favs/bookmarks. Your stories make a difference, and they always will.
(Translated by @Aki_the_geek on Twitter) Yamamoto : “Yuuri is friends with Phichit because even if Yuuri doesn’t go to him, Phichit will come to Yuuri on his own. Yuuri doesn’t have to be suspicious of Phichit’s motives and he doesn’t show customary concern over him like Japanese people do which in turn is less stressful for Yuuri.”
Aaaaaawwwwwww ♥ I need to punch a wall to feel strong again ♥
(Would I ever be able to retranscribe this fabulous friendship ?)
SNK Character Song Series 06: Levi (Image song & monologue translations)
Heeeyyy, Tumblr! Long time, no see :’) Did y'all enjoy SNK Season 2?
Levi and Erwin’s image song CDs were just released and I enjoyed listening to them a lot! ♡ So, I decided to pop back in for a bit and take on a new translation endeavor, something I haven’t really done in a while.
First up, this post is Levi’s image song and monologue! For the song, I included the original Japanese as well as romaji for karaoke purposes, if you’re so inclined ;) I also made a transcript of the monologue in the original Japanese, which you can read here (feel free to use it to translate into other languages.)
This should be obvious but keep in mind these are spoilers for the song & monologue, in case you wanted to experience them for yourself first. I definitely encourage supporting the official release & ordering the CDs if you haven’t already ♡
I’m also nearly finished with my translation of Erwin’s song and monologue as well, I’ll update this post with a link once it’s done ♡
SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN CHARACTER SONG SERIES 06: Levi
“Dark Side Of The Moon” (Vocals by Hiroshi Kamiya)
Side note: the melody for Levi’s song is based on the previously released SNK single, Reluctant Heroes.
Konna sekai wo ima Sakasa ni shite futte mitemo Tashika na koto hitotsu Detekiyashinē¹ darō?
Kabe no soto wa jigoku Naka wa giman afureteru Sore mo awase nonde Ninmu wo hatasu dake
Kanjō nagasare shinigami kuwareru ka Tarinai atama wo mawashite miru ka
※Hikari ataranu tsuki no ura Tsukisusumu tame ni wa Motto hayaku toki ni wa Chūcho naki hijōsa wo Machigai ja nai yaritakya yare Koko ni kotae nante nai Tada kōkai nokosanu Mizukara no ketsudan wo
Koko de ikinuku nara Kotoba de suru kyōiku yori Itami no kioku toku Kyōkun ga hitsuyō darō?
Gisei mo kiken mo sakete wa Seika nado Erarenu mono da to Hara wo kukure yo
Kakusarete iru tsuki no ura Itsuka abaku tame ni Midasareru na wameku na Jōkyō wo mikiwamero Kekka ga nakya seikai mo nai Dakara saigo dake wa Tada kōkai nokosanu Mizukara no ikikata wo
Haigo de chitta yūkan na heishi tachi ga Nokoshita omoi chikara wo ataeru Kanarazu itsu no hi ni ka mezawari na Kabe mo kowashi Jiyū ni naru tame kono inochi sasagu
This kind of world now
Even if we try shaking it upside down There isn’t one thing that comes out
Which is certain, is there?
Outside the walls, it is hell
Inside, it is brimming with deceit
What’s more, we have to swallow it down
We can only fulfill our duty
Will we lose control of emotion and be consumed by a god of death? Or will we try to use our dim-witted heads?
The dark side of the moon, untouched by light
For the sake of pushing forward
We have to be faster and at times
Be heartless without hesitation It’s not a mistake if it’s what you want to do, so do it
There are no right answers here
Just being without regrets
Is my own decision
If were to I survive here
Rather than education with words
Isn’t persuasion by memories of pain
An essential lesson?
To avert sacrifice as well as danger
Things like results
Cannot be obtained
Steel yourself for it
The dark side of the moon is concealed
For the sake of someday being revealed
Do not get agitated, do not scream
Be certain of the circumstances
Without results, there are no right answers
Therefore only in the end
Just being without regrets
Is my way of living
Brave soldiers who died noble deaths² before us The hopes they left behind give us power
Without fail, one of these days
We will demolish the obstructive walls as well
For the sake of freedom, we devote this life
¹ It appears that Levi’s gruff style of speaking is present even in the lyrics of his song. The standard form of the verb here would be detekiyashinai (出てきやしない). ² The verb in the original Japanese, chiru/散る (or in this case, the past tense form chitta/散った) in the literal sense means “to fall” (in the context of leaves or blossoms from a tree). However, it also has the figurative meaning of “to die a noble death”. Even though we also say “fallen soldiers” in English, I worried that translating the lyric as, “fallen before us” or “fallen behind us” could both be misinterpreted, I decided to go with the more figurative meaning;;
Levi Monologue English Translation
Seriously now, I’ve had enough of this. This world is perpetual shit, and humanity is still toothless prey.
Those ugly titans are always going to take a bite out of us, and so we die a meaningless death.
Humanity is powerless.
When we won against the titans for the first time, the time when we sealed the wall in Trost district with a boulder, we could do it because of Eren’s power– a titan’s power.
The weak ones die quickly. How much power they use up doesn’t matter.
Eventually all of humanity, every single person will end up in the stinking maw of a titan, and while we experience the worst feeling there is, perhaps our miserable lives will end.
I realized it a few years ago. The stench of the gutters fills the inside of these walls. It’s been like this for over 100 years. It’s the way things are now.
Because I’ve had to breathe in this foul air ever since I was born, because I had no choice but to live crawling around in piles of trash, I thought that it was normal.
But when I went outside the walls for the first time, I realized how much I didn’t know about anything. It hit home for me, how much I had hated it.
The world outside the walls was like hell with titans wandering around, but the air I breathed there was completely different from the one inside the walls.
I realized, out there is what freedom is.
Freedom is something that absolutely cannot be obtained within the walls.
So I made a choice. I will continue to kill all of the titans.
If you want to confront the titans, information is never enough. So in order to survive, I learned how to live.
Quick action and callous decisions by assuming the worst is a necessary endeavor.
A moment’s hesitation, surrendering yourself to emotions, and you will be nothing but Titan bait.
If you don’t want to die, you have to always continue to keep this in mind.
And small choices will accumulate.
That is the way of living I have learned.
Risking no danger, making no sacrifices– there is no such easy discussion.
Even if there was, it’s all make-believe.
So far, I have lost numerous subordinates.
Whether my choice was correct at those times, I do not know. It’s always been like that.
Even if I believe in my own power, even if I believe in my comrades whom I fully trust, none of us will know the outcome.
Afterward, all that’s left is reality.
In that case, What can I do except make a desperate effort?
What can I do except doggedly press on?
If I have time to think about the bygone past, like if I were to have made a different choice back then, I will kill as many titans as possible within my power.
In that time, in that moment, a sudden, ridiculously strong power boils up from inside my body, and then I know what to do.
When that moment comes, I can no longer go back to my old self.
With these blood-stained hands, I accept my new self, I steel myself, and I only do what I must.
Was I correct? Or did I make a mistake? That’s the sort of thing no one knows, so it’s not worth worrying about.
All you can do is keep your mouth shut and make a choice without regrets.
Not understanding things about this world is true for everyone.
So I choose the guy whom I want to put my faith in.
Erwin is like that, too. No one knows what he is really thinking deep down.
But I trust his judgement.
He may be inviting the worst outcome, but he’s not afraid of that, he is able to choose something. That’s the kind of guy he is.
That’s why I chose to follow him. And I chose to fight.
In order to fight against this shit world, with this hand I’ll grab hold of the freedom of going beyond the walls for the first time.