shrinemaidens:

MYTHIC POETRY series:

But her body had disappeared as dust—such a sad event!

"The Tale of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai" — Unknown

THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS is a Chinese legend of a tragic love story between Liang Shanbo (梁山伯) and Zhu Yingtai (祝英台).

Zhu Yingtai is a beautiful and intelligent young woman, the only daughter of the wealthy Zhu family. Although traditions of that era discourage females from going to school, Yingtai manages to convince her father to allow her to attend classes in disguise as a young man. During her journey, she meets Liang Shanbo, a scholar. They converse, feeling a strong affinity for each other at their first meeting. They study together for the next three years in school and Yingtai gradually falls in love with Shanbo. He fails to notice the feminine characteristics exhibited by his classmate.

One day, Yingtai receives a letter from her father, asking her to return home as soon as possible. Yingtai has no choice but to bid Shanbo farewell. Shanbo accompanies his “sworn brother” for 18 miles to see her off. During the journey, Yingtai hints to Shanbo that she is a woman, but he remains oblivious. Shanbo and Yingtai reluctantly part ways at the Changting pavilion.

Months later, when Shanbo visits Yingtai, he discovers the truth. They become devoted to each other and they make a vow of “till death do us part.” The joy of their reunion is short-lived as Yingtai is already arranged to marry another man. Shanbo is heartbroken when he hears the news and his health gradually deteriorates. Ultimately, he succumbs to death.

On the day of Yingtai’s marriage, mysterious whirlwinds prevent the wedding procession from escorting the bride beyond Shanbo’s grave, which lies along the journey. Yingtai leaves the procession to pay her respects to her former lover. She descends in bitter despair and begs for the grave to open up. Suddenly, the grave opens with a clap of thunder. Without further hesitation, Yingtai throws herself into the grave to join Shanbo. Their spirits turn into a pair of beautiful butterflies and emerge from the grave. They fly away together, never to be separated again.

(via thewritingcafe)

earthbornshepard:

timsenblue:

Bucky (from)

My jaw just DROPPED.

earthbornshepard:

timsenblue:

Bucky (from)

My jaw just DROPPED.

raviesbar:

smoochin zombie bfs

<3 IN the Flesh

raviesbar:

smoochin zombie bfs

<3 IN the Flesh

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privilegetoengtranslationservice:

sexualremarks:

pyonkotchi:

if you think black women wearing their hair natural is unprofessional you are racist.

if a white woman worked in a store with hair she hadnt brushed and called it her “natural” hair it would still be unprofessional.

Translation:

A black woman’s natural hair is of the same quality as a white woman’s unkempt hair.

Can someone come get this racist bitch?

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bubblegumcrash:

noise-wave:

doronjosama:

1980’s Dirty Pair cosplay! These were the California Dirty Pair (whose names I have forgotten now- Lisa Nelson is one? Maybe?). The other famous early Dirty Pair cosplay duo were the Forrester sisters, who were a fixture at early anime cons. In honor of Throwback Thursday!

I wonder where could these two be now? :)

Fucking awesome.

bubblegumcrash:

noise-wave:

doronjosama:

1980’s Dirty Pair cosplay! These were the California Dirty Pair (whose names I have forgotten now- Lisa Nelson is one? Maybe?). The other famous early Dirty Pair cosplay duo were the Forrester sisters, who were a fixture at early anime cons. In honor of Throwback Thursday!

I wonder where could these two be now? :)

Fucking awesome.

(via 80sanime)

  • What you said: Yeah, I'm not like most girls. Most of my friends are boys and I'm not friends with girls at all!
  • What I heard: Yeah, society has convinced me that to be a girl is to be a lesser, undesirable thing, so I'm doing my best to disguise myself as a hybrid creature that won't have any of the negative feminine qualities, but that boys will still desire. I hope this works because I hate women and I hate myself, but I'm probably just going to end up hurt like everyone else who puts their self-worth in the hands of teenage boys.
hotaru29:

moementm:

Well she did help “birth” him….HAHAHA…..

BABY GRUNT IS MY FAVOURITE GRUNT

Some people hate infantilizing Grunt and I can understand why, but to me in my mind this would be just him trying to be funny and thoughtful. His inexperience with things leading to Shepard mothering/fathering him&#8230;.and then something like this happens and Shepard is absolutely bowled over by it

hotaru29:

moementm:

Well she did help “birth” him….HAHAHA…..

BABY GRUNT IS MY FAVOURITE GRUNT

Some people hate infantilizing Grunt and I can understand why, but to me in my mind this would be just him trying to be funny and thoughtful. His inexperience with things leading to Shepard mothering/fathering him….and then something like this happens and Shepard is absolutely bowled over by it

(via bloodofthepen)

sittingoverheredreaming:

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING CRYSTAL HAS GIVEN US
IKUKO PLAYING WITH LUNA
You know they both have other shit to do but how much do you want to bet they waste SO MUCH time everyday doing this?

I like to imagine Luna adores Ikuko and the moment Usagi brought Luna home Ikuko adored her and tried to kiss her like Usagi

sittingoverheredreaming:

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING CRYSTAL HAS GIVEN US

IKUKO PLAYING WITH LUNA

You know they both have other shit to do but how much do you want to bet they waste SO MUCH time everyday doing this?

I like to imagine Luna adores Ikuko and the moment Usagi brought Luna home Ikuko adored her and tried to kiss her like Usagi

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remycks:

Amaterasu Omikami, the Japanese goddess. 
Or Okami, as you may know from the game ^^

remycks:

Amaterasu Omikami, the Japanese goddess. 

Or Okami, as you may know from the game ^^