young!jafar

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I bet that box is all warm and filled with love! (he kept it in his hoodie pocket, so it must be haha!)

Part 1 | Part 2 (coming soon)


~ This comic will present the events that happened about 20 years before those from Rendezvous comic(linked below). Not to mention that this will reveal how Hanzo and Jesse met!~


Rendezvous comic:

Original post | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 (the end)

If you're a young witch..

Don’t think you have to be a certain age to start the craft. I started when I was, what? About 11.
Don’t feel offended if a older witch tells you they can’t teach you, it’s just that you have to be 18 to learn something having to do with lifestyles without your parents’ consent.
It doesn’t stop you from learning on your own, and learning on your own doesn’t take away from your validity.

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Baby squirrel update!
Our tiny baby squirrels are growing up fast! Their fur is now starting to come through and they are starting to get bigger.
They are currently being cared for round the clock by our dedicated team of volunteers and are fed every two hours. They will stay with our team until they are old enough for release!
Thank you to volunteer Lauren Reeves for the super cute photo of our two squirrels hugging! :D
All our squirrels are rehabilitated under license.

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The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis

A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo; they work at home, freelance copy-editing; they no longer have very much to say to one another. But one day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. It leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. Soon they are buying treats for the cat and enjoying talks about the animal and all its little ways. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife — the days have more light and color. The novel brims with new small joys and many moments of staggering poetic beauty, but then something happens….

As Kenzaburo Oe has remarked, Takashi Hiraide’s work “really shines.” His poetry, which is remarkably cross-hatched with beauty, has been acclaimed here for “its seemingly endless string of shape-shifting objects and experiences,whose splintering effect is enacted via a unique combination of speed and minutiae.”

(from Goodreads)

Thoughts

As you can probably tell from the synopsis, this is a bit of a different read for me. I usually read mostly YA, and I don’t think I’ve read more than ONE book of poetry in my entire life. However, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this beautiful little novel. Actually, it is more of a collection of essays, each chapter focusing on something different. This sets it apart from a traditional western novel. It was extremely refreshing. I can in no way claim to be an expert, but I think this is an example of how a traditional Japanese novel tends to be set up. It moves rather slowly and spends a lot of time describing different environments. The chapters do not always describe chronological events. There is very little dialogue, instead the focus lies with the narrator’s thoughts and inner musings. The thing that connects the different chapters together is the Cat, and how its appearance effects the narrator’s life. It was fascinating to see a novel built up in such a different way from the one I’m used to. It made me realize how much culture plays a part in shaping literature and our perspective on storytelling.

The Guest Cat was a beautiful story, made even more striking in that it could very well be a true story. It mixes poetry with storytelling in a lovely way. If this sounds at all like something you’d be interested in, please read it. Be ready for something different and refreshing.

//love from L

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