Friendly reminder that anti-cheating is pro-slut shaming (◕‿◕✿)
｢ Kyouko Kirigiri & Chiaki Nanami.
Pixiv Log: 論破3. ｣
First photo of Judge live-action! (courtesy of manganewsjapan)
For those unfamiliar with the manga, Judge is a horror story created by Tonogai Yoshiki and can be considered a sequel/spin-off of his previous manga Doubt (also known as Rabbit Doubt).
About the plot:
A young man, driven by jealousy over love, tells a lie that accidentally results in the death of his older brother.
Some time later, Hiro is kidnapped and confined to a room with eight other people, each wearing a grotesque animal mask. Their kidnapper informs them that their time has come to be judged for their “sins”-and that they will have to judge one another.
Every twelve hours, the captives must choose who among them will die…and only four will remain alive when all is through…
The manga has 6 volumes and is already completed, the translations are only up to chapter 16 (first chapter of vol. 4). I wish someone would continue to translate it…
Here’s my 2nd year Calarts film!
SHIT. SHIT SHIT SHIT.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW.
Okay so, Fakir and Ahiru dance together only two times in the series. The first time is in this episode. It hasn’t happened yet, but it will, and it’s clumsy and forceful and completely dominated by Fakir. The second one is near the end of the series. It’s underneath the Lake of Despair, and Fakir saves Ahiru from her reverie by dancing the most tender, heartfelt, and loving pas de deux with her. By doing so, he brings her out of her dream.
This conversation with Edel about the gems? It foreshadows that. Randomly, Edel shows Ahiru a gem and says it’s called “Dream.” Then she asks that question about a dreamer who continues sleeping and a dream who is woken up. Ahiru is puzzled and doesn’t know what to make of this question, so she just moves on and asks Edel about the other gems. But this question is exactly foreshadowing Fakir and Ahiru’s last dance. Ahiru is so deep in her despair at that point, and in that moment she might not want to wake up because then she’d have to face reality again. But Fakir shows her the way, says “let’s end this story together,” because he’ll stay by her side “forever,” and that’s what ultimately brings Ahiru back. She’s happier because she woke up.
And that’s not it. I didn’t think much about the other gem names until Edel mentioned the last one, “the author’s convenience.” Now, Fakir is later revealed to be Drosselmeyer’s descendent. He has his blood in him, and that’s why the stories he writes come to life. This gem is obviously foreshadowing this reveal, although if you didn’t know about Fakir’s past beforehand, you’d gloss over it like it was nothing.
Now, let’s list all the gems that Edel shows Ahiru, but backwards.
- The author’s convenience
They all refer to a certain point in Fakir and Ahiru’s relationship. More specifically, they represent Fakir’s conceptualization of Ahiru as time goes by.
"The author’s convenience" - in the beginning, Ahiru’s just there as a small character in this large play they’ve found themselves in. Fakir could easily write anything to make Ahiru (aka Princess Tutu) do his bidding. He could.
"Mystery" - but, Ahiru has a certain mysterious aura about her. After episode 12 hits, Fakir’s attitude towards Ahiru clearly changes, because he finds out that she’s just a duck. Just a duck! A duck that has taken on this huge burden of restoring another person’s heart without minding her own. He stares at her in awe, and tries to decipher what it is exactly about her that draws himself to her. He doesn’t really get anywhere with that. But the mystery remains.
"Adventure" - this mysterious girl who happens to be a duck also happens to bring Fakir the most life. Before, all he did was try to control Mytho so the trauma that happened when he was a child wouldn’t revisit him again. He didn’t want to see Mytho get hurt because of his incompetence again. He had locked away his feelings and his gift ever since then. That is, until Ahiru came around, and encouraged him to control his own power (instead of another person) and utilize his gift for good.
"Hope" - slowly, but surely, Ahiru becomes Fakir’s hope. She’s his light when the world has darkened, because no matter how dire the situation is, she always finds a chance to smile and move forward.
And finally, “dream” - Fakir and Ahiru share a wonderful, dreamlike moment beneath the lake. When they resurface, the dream is broken, and Ahiru turns back to a duck a couple episodes later. Even so, he promised to stay by her side forever, and that’s what he does. Because although Ahiru the girl isn’t around anymore, she still exists in his dreams.
I’m like 99% sure I’m just reading way too much into this, and if not, other people have probably already brought this up, but I just??? HOW CAN YOU THROW THIS AT ME AND EXPECT ME NOT BREAK DOWN. Especially since this conversation ends with Ahiru commenting on the last gem (“weird name”) and saying “At any rate, my wish is to get Mytho to smile again. That’s all!”
And then she runs off, unaware of the significance of what just happened.
//cries and falls to floor
///never gets up
Doubt is one of the best mangas I’ve ever read. It makes me sad that people don’t know about it.
The Hemsworth brothers, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep star in a 1:00 “Charlie Bit My Finger” spoof
is thiS FOR REAL DID THEY ACTUALY TAKE THE TIME TO DO THIS I CAN NOT HANDLE
My gatchaman crowds wig came today. I like it. The bangs are a bit funny and it has a faint smoke sent to it but otherwise its great. Sorry I look like poop
LIKE I’VE BEEN SAYIN THIS SINCE FOREVER
If you don’t laugh during sex at least once, you’re having sex with the wrong person.
my friends sister was telling me about how in highschool a guy tried to take a picture up her skirt as she was walking up stairs and she saw, grabbed his phone, broke it in half, and handed it back to him and said “you can tell your mom why your phones broken”
So if you reblog this, I will design a character based on your URL+blog.
I can’t promise they’ll all be in the same medium, or that they’ll all be colored, but I’ll do my best.
I’ll post them on my blog with a link to yours, and I’ll PM you a link to the post.
Well this will be interesting.
dibs dibs dibs