Favourite Characters - Rei Ryugazaki (Free!)

Favourite Characters - Rei Ryugazaki (Free!)

booksandhotchocolate:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released seven years ago - July 21, 2007.

congragulation:

just precisely how bad was 1500s jerusalem at making maps, you ask? well,

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orangeis:

Never in my wildest dreams could I’ve dreamt up this scene.

basedmanga:

baddude: “im a goddam villain i like destroyed the shit outta this world.”

naruto: yeah but you wann be my friend?

bad dude:”no??? what the fuck??? im tryina destroy the world???”

*naruto beats the shit outta the villain*

naruto: yeah now you wanna be my bffl???

bad dude: “o…ok… i guess…”

♪*WE ARE FIGHTING DREAMER!! 日本のものの束は、私が日本を行う方法自演はありません!!!!!*♫♬

peperomint:

when u dislike a song on an 8tracks but u dont dislike it enough 2 waste a skip on it so u just gotta suffer thru

missvoltairine:

do you ever just get a vibe that someone has a crush on you and then you’re not sure if they actually do or if you’re just really really self-absorbed

"Romeo can’t really be blamed for Ophelia’s death."
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Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)

WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG

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How about this, though?

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[Editorial Note: This “theory” depends on believing the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet take place contemporaneously. So, for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the events of both plays occur in the Spring of 1517 (chosen because of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and the Reformational threads that run through Hamlet).]

See, in the Second Quarto and First Folio versions of Romeo and Juliet, a[n extremely minor] character appears with Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio at the Capulet’s Party (where, if you recall, Romeo meets Juliet for the first time).

Like Hamlet's Horatio, this Horatio is full of well-worded philosophical advice. He tells Romeo “And to sink in it should you burden love, too great oppression for a tender thing.”

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Fig. 1 - Second Quarto Printing

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Fig. 2 - First Folio Printing

[The American Shakespeare Center’s Education Blog discusses the likely “real” reasons for Horatio’s presence]

Let’s imagine that Horatio has travelled down from Wittenberg (about 540 miles) to Verona for his Spring Break. He hears about some guys who like to party (because, let’s be honest, besides getting stabbed, partying is Mercutio’s main thing). So, he ends up crashing the Capulet’s ball with them.

He is then on the sidelines as Romeo and Juliet fall in love, Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo gets banished, and both lovers are found dead in Juliet’s tomb.

This tragedy fresh in his mind, he returns to Wittenberg at the end of what has turned out to be a decidedly un-radical Spring Break and discovers that his bestie Prince Hamlet is leaving for Elsinore Castle because he’s just gotten news that his father, the King, is dead.

On the trip up (another ~375 miles), Horatio recounts the tragic romance he just witnessed in Verona. He advises (as he is wont to do) Hamlet not to mix love and revenge.

Hamlet takes Horatio’s advice to heart, breaking up with Ophelia so that he can focus is energy on discovering and punishing his father’s killer:

HAMLET
Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner
transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the
force of honesty can translate beauty into his
likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the
time gives it proof. I did love you once.

OPHELIA

Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.

HAMLET

You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot
so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not.

Ophelia - burdened by the perceived loss of Hamlet’s love and his murder of her father - goes mad and drowns herself.

You see, if Romeo had waited literally a minute and thirty seconds longer (31 iambic pentametrical lines) - he, Juliet, Ophelia (and possibly the rest of the Hamlet characters) would have made it.

* With thanks to roguebelle.

(via thefeminineending)

Buncha fuckin nerds in this town.

(via moriartini)

The Hamratiophelia Conspiracy Theory ftw

(via zahnie)

electricirrationality:

The day the Klingons learned where the line was.

This is my favorite episode though like, you don’t understand! Trouble with tribbles

dolewhip:

I didn’t play harp for a month and I have a gig tomorrow… Enjoy this sad minute of the beginning of stairway to heaven (aka I don’t want to practice competition rep)

themanesex:

shibbins:

im an atheist because i think that science is wonderful and reality itself is so mysterious and wonderful that there is no need to believe in a god

but if a philosophy and a belief system makes you appreciate life and makes you happy and you arent hurting anyone with it

then god damn no one should be a shit to you about it

How come you can only like a post once.