shout out to everyone who’s planning on making a human inquisitor even though there are people who will poop on you for playing one
"When a man hits a woman, it’s abuse.
But if a woman hits a man, it’s not abuse because that power rightfully belongs to her.”
"There’s a reason it’s call manipulation.”
Im alI for feminism, I really am. But when I see posts like this under the feminism tag, I can’t help to get upset. Because this is not okay and its definitely not feminism.
some more harry potter bedtime doodles from twitter!
yeah it happened again …
you know when u hate someone so much u start imagining their face in the sky?
because they beat u at a card game?
seto kaiba knows
"Remember who you are, Kaiba…"
Two students, James and John were given a grammar test by their teacher. The question was, “is it better to use “had” or “had had” in this example sentence?”
The teacher collected the tests, and looked over their answers.
James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had.” “Had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.
welcome to the english language
something all of tumblr should see.
tinuviel-undomiel asked: Okay, I have a tough one for you: Do you think Inuyasha loves Kagome more than he loved Kikyo? What is the difference in his love for both?
That is a tough one!
Well, first off, I don’t think there are gradations of love in that way—as in “more or less” of it. Particularly with someone like Inuyasha, who is very much an “all or nothing” type of character, who charges into something, often blindly. There’s no dipping a toe in with Inuyasha.
I subscribe to two ideas about love—the first being, that you never love the same way twice. I love my friends passionately but for a myriad of different reasons. I think romantic love is similar, that you can fall in love with someone and then fall in love again in a completely different way.
The second idea is that the truest, best love you can be in is the kind of love that makes you a better a person. That brings out your truest self.
Now let’s apply these ideas to Inuyasha and Kikyo and Inuyasha and Kagome. Taking most of these thoughts from “The Tragic Love Song of Fate”, I very much believe that Inuyasha and Kikyo were “first loves”—which, while being very romantic and passionate, often have an expiration date. Inuyasha and Kikyo’s bond centered on them both being outsiders, on them both feeling out of place in their worlds. Their kinship was because they felt they had nothing else in their worlds. No one had ever accepted Inuyasha before Kikyo. Kikyo was lonely and sad. Kikyo did have Kaede, but even Kaede noted how isolated and cold her sister was in comparison to the other girls. This was because of her fate as a priestess, but the fact remains, that loneliness was the foundation for Kikyo and Inuyasha’s relationship.
Now, Inuyasha and Kagome’s love is markedly different. Aside from Kikyo, Kagome is the first person to accept Inuyasha wholeheartedly—but even in that sense, it’s different. Kikyo overcomes a prejudice towards Inuyasha for being a half-demon, Kagome didn’t even have to try because it never occurred to her to be prejudiced towards Inuyasha. (This isn’t necessarily Kikyo’s fault, it was how she was raised, to distrust demons) They started off as partners, as friends in the beginning of the series which allowed them both to get to know each other and grow towards lovers. Kikyo and Inuyasha, while having a passionate and beautiful courtship, did not start off as friends. They pretty much went from enemies to lovers, which explains a lot of the trust issues inherent.
Furthermore, Kikyo and Inuyasha—particularly on Inuyasha’s end—had idealized notions of their love. There was very little reality or gravity to it. We saw the passion, the tragedy, the loneliness, the beauty, but we did not see the quirks, the humor, the irritations, probably because there really weren’t any. Real relationships, whether romantic or platonic, are multi-faceted and cannot thrive on passion and desperation for long.
To further this, Kagome and Inuyasha do have passionate moments—but they also argue. They bicker. They fight. They have fun together, they have light-hearted moments, they fear for the other and they fight for the other. There was not one moment between Inuyasha and Kikyo where the two of them teased each other or shared a laugh.
Finally, no matter how devoted Inuyasha was, no matter how good Kikyo’s intentions were, the fact remains that Kikyo wanted to use the Shikon jewel to turn Inuyasha human. (Which, as we now know from the manga and The Final Act, would have been disastrous) This was not Inuyasha’s idea. This was Kikyo’s idea. It was a theory that might allow her a normal life (which we know she longed for) with Inuyasha. Inuyasha chose to become human because he loved her. Plain and simple. It was not a choice of his own volition.
And the fact that Kikyo wanted Inuyasha to change from who he was…is problematic.
Going back to Kagome—Kagome has never asked Inuyasha to become human. She’s always expressed reticence towards the idea of him becoming a full demon and has mentioned several times throughout the course of the series (and in the movies) that she cares for him because of who he is—because of his heart. Half-demon. Even when circumstances were at their worst, she always accepted him for who he was. She always loved him for simply being Inuyasha. She also trusted him more than Kikyo did, I’m sorry to say. There was a manufactured betrayal, sure, but it wouldn’t have worked so seamlessly if in the darkest parts of Inuyasha and Kikyo’s heart—they didn’t trust each other.
Inuyasha is the best version of himself when he is with Kagome. Undead!Kikyo’s even commented on this. ”His eyes have a certain softness…” Inuyasha is compassionate, he’s gained friends (note that Inuyasha and Kikyo isolated themselves), he’s learned to trust other people outside of Kagome. Conversely, Inuyasha inspires ferocity and courage in Kagome’s heart—like him, she’s the best version of herself when she’s with him.
Which is why (as stated by The Final Act and the manga, hee!) they were meant for each other from the very beginning. And no disrespect to Kikyo, but Kagome and Inuyasha’s love was always more realistic, healthier, and stronger.