my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”
and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night
In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face.
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]
Srsly you guys, Princess Tutu is one of the most underrated classics in anime and honestly I don’t know why Tumblr doesn’t freak out about it more. The main character is a quirky outcast. The prince character that she’s trying to save is a COMPLETE damsel that can’t defend himself in the slightest without the girls to step in (and might I add the men ALSO do ballet in this show and not some more masculine appearing alternative). Her enemy/rival has a fantastically sweet and sad arc. The guy antagonist is equally sad and awesome. The plot twists and turns all over the place (it starts off pretty episodic but really kicks into gear after the fourth episode I think). The art is gorgeous, ranging from greys to pastels. The outfits are based on REAL ballet outfits, aka they’re NOT meant to objectify the characters and make them perfect for pinups. And it’s based entirely on Germanic fairy tales, even the on screen text is in German.
Seriously guys, if you’ve never given this anime a watch, PLEASE do yourself a favor and do it!
Did I mention the main magical girl is actually a duck? Because she’s a duck.
If you guys haven’t seen Princess Tutu I honestly don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life.
Fantastic character development, classical ballet scores used in every episode (and tie into the plot of each), English and Japanese dubs are incredibly moving… This has been one of my all-time favorite series since the days when we didn’t even know if the second half of the show was going to be licensed and Princess Tutu fans only had a hope. That has to be about 10 years now. I recommend this series to anyone who loves a story.
I love this show so much, I recommend it to everybody I can. Don’t be fooled by it’s cutesy demeanor. IT WILL TAKE YOUR HEART AND STEP ON IT IN THE BEST WAYS POSSIBLE. :)
I love all the characters in this show so very very much.
finally, someone understands my love for princess tutu.
THIS THIS THIS
so true bloody hell
Which is why i no longer have many friends
actually my life
This graphic is fabulous. It represents a tiny crash course in rhetoric. Learn these things. Put them on your wall. Whisper them into the breeze. These are THINGS TO KNOW.
Bookmark this shit and the next time someone begins gobbling nonsense at you on a social network, instead of engaging, point them to this handy chart. Also useful: Thought Catalog’s “How To Have A Rational Conversation" flowchart.
"I’m a hot blooded soccer player, Nakatsu Shuichi!"
*wipes away a tear while adjusting his bra*