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Starting today I’ve got a two week holiday, so hopefully I’ll be able to post more edits!

Starting today I’ve got a two week holiday, so hopefully I’ll be able to post more edits!

(Source: insomnia--words)

"I'm sorry."

(Source: chocobunssss)

sincethisisadream:

I have read many books, literary and not-so-literary, (I honestly think this applies to manga too), and every time I see a character reading a specific book from the “real world,” my internal alarm bells go off. You never show the reader a specific book in a story unless it serves a purpose, and I am here to tell you that it probably does. HNR is no different when it comes to the use of literary devices. I’m very intrigued by the fact that there’s a specific book at all in chapter 65. Also, the English major in me is coming out, so LET’S DO SOME ANALYSIS OF THIS SHIT YEAH
If you’d like a more detailed summary of the opera, you can read it here, I will give you a slightly longer TL;DR version of it. Basically, it is about the Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed jester sidekick guy named Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter. The Duke is this womanizer who seduces a lot of women. The Duke finds out Rigoletto has a “mistress” at his house and goes to see her. He goes to seduce her and it turns out it’s Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda. Gilda falls in love with the Duke, then the Duke leaves, and the Duke’s followers kidnap her without the Duke’s knowledge. Rigoletto helps them, thinking they are kidnapping someone else, then they betray him, and his daughter is gone. He finds her at the Duke’s and she tells him what happened. They go to a club on the outskirts of town and Rigoletto tells his daughter to leave town disguised as a man. He then pays a hitman to kill the Duke. The hitman’s sister begs him not to kill the Duke and to kill Rigoletto instead, so he comes to a compromise to kill the next person who comes in the club. Gilda overhears this and sacrifices herself to save the Duke. 
This story doesn’t appear to be that similar to HNR at all. I mean, the plot isn’t really the same, the characters are completely different, and the characters don’t seem to be as morally destitute as the Duke and Rigoletto. However, I can see some parallels between three characters, even if they aren’t exact. The Duke = Shishio, Rigoletto = Uncle Yukichi, Gilda = Suzume. Shishio (the Duke) betrays Yukichi’s (Rigoletto) trust and goes after his niece Suzume (Gilda). Suzume falls in love with Shishio (Gilda falling in love with the Duke), then her uncle eventually finds out because of Suzume’s “To Do List” (Gilda tells Rigoletto about it), and her uncle puts a stop to the relationship by telling Shishio to knock it off (hires an assassin to kill him). So there is some validity to the comparison of the two, besides the fact that Shishio isn’t killed, he just stops seeing Suzume. 
In my opinion, this play is used to serve as foreshadowing for what may possibly happen at the end (or very soon) in Hirunaka no Ryuusei. While I doubt assassins are going to kill Shishio, and I doubt even further that Suzume is going to die, I think something very bad is going to happen. I have a few theories.
Theory A: Shishio and Suzume are going to get caught. Wild rumors will go around the school, Shishio will get in huge trouble, and Suzume’s reputation will go down the drain. 
Theory B: Suzume will throw away Mamura if she founds out Shishio still loves her, like Gilda threw away her life to save the Duke’s. 
Theory C: Something really bad will happen to Suzume where she sacrifices something for Shishio. I have no specifics, and this is just speculation, but this one rings the truest for me. It sort of ties into them getting caught, but then again it doesn’t. 
Yamamori sensei would not have put Rigoletto in chapter 65 if it didn’t mean anything. You don’t have a character reading a very specific book (or play), especially a fairly well known one, if it’s not going to serve a purpose. I may be very well wrong on my speculations of what will happen, but I don’t think this is random at all. If this is telling the reader anything, I think it’s telling us this:
Suzume will sacrifice something for Shishio’s sake
I have no idea what it is, but it’s something. I don’t think Yamamori’s editor would let her put in something that specific if it didn’t serve some purpose. I’m a writer, and anytime I put any specific reference to a real life book in a story, my critiquers always say to leave it out unless there is some significance. 
And that’s the end of my analysis about why Rigoletto makes an appearance in HNR. Also, if we find out Yamamori sensei put it in there because she likes it and no other reason, I will personally fly to Japan and poke her in the forehead. 
TL;DR: Like Gilda sacrifices her life for the Duke’s in Rigoletto, Suzume will sacrifice something for Shishio’s sake in HNR.
On a side note, why the actual hell is Shishio reading some random opera from Italy? I thought he was a history teacher, not a literature teacher. Not to say that he can’t read whatever he wants, but it seems weird to me unless someone has an expressed interest in literature, especially since Shishio had some random books on the shelf in his house, like historical manga. Also, why a play? SO MANY QUESTIONS

sincethisisadream:

I have read many books, literary and not-so-literary, (I honestly think this applies to manga too), and every time I see a character reading a specific book from the “real world,” my internal alarm bells go off. You never show the reader a specific book in a story unless it serves a purpose, and I am here to tell you that it probably does. HNR is no different when it comes to the use of literary devices. I’m very intrigued by the fact that there’s a specific book at all in chapter 65. Also, the English major in me is coming out, so LET’S DO SOME ANALYSIS OF THIS SHIT YEAH

If you’d like a more detailed summary of the opera, you can read it here, I will give you a slightly longer TL;DR version of it. Basically, it is about the Duke of Mantua, his hunch-backed jester sidekick guy named Rigoletto, and Rigoletto’s beautiful daughter. The Duke is this womanizer who seduces a lot of women. The Duke finds out Rigoletto has a “mistress” at his house and goes to see her. He goes to seduce her and it turns out it’s Rigoletto’s daughter, Gilda. Gilda falls in love with the Duke, then the Duke leaves, and the Duke’s followers kidnap her without the Duke’s knowledge. Rigoletto helps them, thinking they are kidnapping someone else, then they betray him, and his daughter is gone. He finds her at the Duke’s and she tells him what happened. They go to a club on the outskirts of town and Rigoletto tells his daughter to leave town disguised as a man. He then pays a hitman to kill the Duke. The hitman’s sister begs him not to kill the Duke and to kill Rigoletto instead, so he comes to a compromise to kill the next person who comes in the club. Gilda overhears this and sacrifices herself to save the Duke. 

This story doesn’t appear to be that similar to HNR at all. I mean, the plot isn’t really the same, the characters are completely different, and the characters don’t seem to be as morally destitute as the Duke and Rigoletto. However, I can see some parallels between three characters, even if they aren’t exact. The Duke = Shishio, Rigoletto = Uncle Yukichi, Gilda = Suzume. Shishio (the Duke) betrays Yukichi’s (Rigoletto) trust and goes after his niece Suzume (Gilda). Suzume falls in love with Shishio (Gilda falling in love with the Duke), then her uncle eventually finds out because of Suzume’s “To Do List” (Gilda tells Rigoletto about it), and her uncle puts a stop to the relationship by telling Shishio to knock it off (hires an assassin to kill him). So there is some validity to the comparison of the two, besides the fact that Shishio isn’t killed, he just stops seeing Suzume. 

In my opinion, this play is used to serve as foreshadowing for what may possibly happen at the end (or very soon) in Hirunaka no Ryuusei. While I doubt assassins are going to kill Shishio, and I doubt even further that Suzume is going to die, I think something very bad is going to happen. I have a few theories.

Theory A: Shishio and Suzume are going to get caught. Wild rumors will go around the school, Shishio will get in huge trouble, and Suzume’s reputation will go down the drain. 

Theory B: Suzume will throw away Mamura if she founds out Shishio still loves her, like Gilda threw away her life to save the Duke’s. 

Theory C: Something really bad will happen to Suzume where she sacrifices something for Shishio. I have no specifics, and this is just speculation, but this one rings the truest for me. It sort of ties into them getting caught, but then again it doesn’t. 

Yamamori sensei would not have put Rigoletto in chapter 65 if it didn’t mean anything. You don’t have a character reading a very specific book (or play), especially a fairly well known one, if it’s not going to serve a purpose. I may be very well wrong on my speculations of what will happen, but I don’t think this is random at all. If this is telling the reader anything, I think it’s telling us this:

Suzume will sacrifice something for Shishio’s sake

I have no idea what it is, but it’s something. I don’t think Yamamori’s editor would let her put in something that specific if it didn’t serve some purpose. I’m a writer, and anytime I put any specific reference to a real life book in a story, my critiquers always say to leave it out unless there is some significance. 

And that’s the end of my analysis about why Rigoletto makes an appearance in HNR. Also, if we find out Yamamori sensei put it in there because she likes it and no other reason, I will personally fly to Japan and poke her in the forehead. 

TL;DR: Like Gilda sacrifices her life for the Duke’s in Rigoletto, Suzume will sacrifice something for Shishio’s sake in HNR.

On a side note, why the actual hell is Shishio reading some random opera from Italy? I thought he was a history teacher, not a literature teacher. Not to say that he can’t read whatever he wants, but it seems weird to me unless someone has an expressed interest in literature, especially since Shishio had some random books on the shelf in his house, like historical manga. Also, why a play? SO MANY QUESTIONS

vaguely nsfw asks
1. Are looks important in a relationship?
2. Are relationships ever worth it?
3. Are you a virgin?
4. Are you in a relationship?
5. Are you in love?
6. Are you single this year?
7. Can you commit to one person?
8. Describe your crush
9. Describe your perfect mate
10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
11. Do you ever want to get married?
12. Do you forgive betrayal?
13. Do you get jealous easily?
14. Do you have a crush on anyone?
15. Do you have any piercings?
16. Do you have any tattoos?
17. Do you like kissing in public?
20. Do you shower every day?
21. Do you think someone has feelings for you?
22. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
23. Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months and not cheat?
24. Do you think you’ll be married in 5 years?
25. Do you want to be in a relationship this year?
26. Has anyone told you they don’t want to ever lose you?
27. Has someone ever written a song or poem for you?
28. Have you ever been cheated on?
29. Have you ever cheated on someone?
30. Have you ever considered plastic surgery? If so, what would you change about your body?
31. Have you ever cried over a guy/girl?
32. Have you ever experienced unrequited love?
33. Have you ever had sex with a man?
34. Have you ever had sex with a woman?
35. Have you ever kissed someone older than you?
36. Have you ever liked one of your best friends?
37. Have you ever liked someone who your friends hated?
38. Have you ever liked someone you didn’t expect to?
39. Have you ever wanted someone you couldn’t have?
40. Have you ever written a song or poem for someone?
41. Have you had sex so far this year?
42. How long can you just kiss until your hands start to wander?
43. How long was your longest relationship?
44. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had?
45. How many people did you kiss in 2012/2013?
46. How many times did you have sex last year?
47. How old are you?
48. If the person you like says they like someone else, what would you say?
49. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, what is your favorite thing about him/her?
50. If your first true love knocked on your door with apology and presents, would you accept?
51. Is there a boy/girl who you would do absolutely everything for?
52. Is there anyone you’ve given up on? Why?
53. Is there someone mad because you’re dating/talking to the person you are?
54. Is there someone you will never forget?
55. Share a relationship story.
56. State 8 facts about your body
57. Things you want to say to an ex
58. What are five ways to win your heart?
59. What do you look like? (Post a picture!)
60. What is the biggest age difference between you and any of your partners?
61. What is the first thing you notice in someone?
62. What is the sexiest thing someone could ever do for/to you?
63. What is your definition of “having sex”?
64. What is your definition of cheating?
65. What is your favourite foreplay routine?
66. What is your favourite roleplay?
67. What is your idea of the perfect date?
68. What is your sexual orientation?
69. What turns you off?
70. What turns you on?
71. What was your kinkiest wet dream?
72. What words do you like to hear during sex?
73. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
74. What’s the most superficial characteristic you look for?
75. What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
76. What’s the sweetest thing you’ve ever done for someone?
77. What’s your opinion on age differences in relationships?
78. What’s your dirtiest secret?
79. When was the last time you felt jealous? Why?
80. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
81. Who are five people you find attractive?
82. Who is the last person you hugged?
83. Who was your first kiss with?
84. Why did your last relationship fail?
85. Would you ever date someone off of the Internet?

(Source: dysfunctiocerebri)

I’d rather go without eating and drinking for five days!!

(Source: lordzuuko)

arriku:

YatoriWeek April 6 Day 7  | Whatever You Like ♥heat♥

arriku:

YatoriWeek April 6 Day 7  | Whatever You Like 
♥heat♥

-atlas:

mazume week, day 2; touch
i really wanted to draw these two + flowers! (inspired by this stock image)

-atlas:

mazume week, day 2; touch

i really wanted to draw these two + flowers! (inspired by this stock image)