Track 1: Haruka and Makoto on a Snow Day
Makoto: Today, Haru and I promised to go shopping in the neighbouring town… But Haru might still be in the bath tub, so I better go pick him up… Ah! Haru?
Makoto: Good morning! So you were already prepared! You’re very quick today! I thought you might still be in the bath tub.
Haruka: …I was still in there until a moment ago. But… It wasn’t enough… It’s still far from the water that I want to feel…
Makoto: Um… I don’t really get it but, Haru, even if it’s a warm bath, if you stay in there for too long in this time of the year you’ll catch a cold!
Haruka: I’m not that weak. Rather, I’d feel uncomfortable if I don’t soak in the bath tub.
Makoto: Haha! That’s very Haru like. But when it’s this cold, I just want to stay under a kotatsu…
Makoto: [ wind blows ]Ughh! It’s so c-cold… The wind is freezing… My ears hurt… Haru, they say that today is going to be the coldest day of the year…
Haruka: Is that so.
Makoto: Hmmm… I always think this, but… Haru, aren’t you cold wearing so little?
Haruka: Not particularly.
Makoto: I feel cold just looking at you! Geez… Unlike you, when I got up this morning I already felt freezing cold, so I wore lots of layers underneath my coat today…
Haruka: Aren’t you wearing too much today? You look a lot bigger than usual.
Makoto: Eh? Really?! Ah… Is it weird?
Haruka: Never mind that, let’s go, or we’ll miss the train.
Makoto: Ah! Wait for me Haru!
Makoto: Uwah… The snow’s all piled up! Isn’t there a lot this year?
Haruka: Isn’t it the same as usual?
Makoto: Really? I always feel like it piles as high as it used to when we were small and played in it. Back then, it felt like we were about to be buried by it… Ehehe~
Haruka: What is it, all of a sudden?
Makoto: Hehe… No, I just remembered something from a long time ago and felt nostalgic… When the snow piled up, I’d go make an igloo with Haru…
Makoto: One time we made a huge igloo, then we stayed in there for a long time, didn’t we? We grabbed things from our house and put them into the igloo… And then [laughs], because it was so comfortable we fell asleep, and our mums worriedly came looking for us…
Haruka: Now that you mention, that did happen… And then the next day Makoto got stuck in bed with a fever.
Makoto: That’s right! That same day, Haru also had a fever too!
Haruka: I got better really quick…
Makoto: Even after we got better, didn’t we get banned from playing in the snow for a while? …But because I was worried the igloo would cave in, I went to check on it but got caught by mum…
Haruka: …You did something like that? You…
Makoto: I really liked that igloo! Because Haru made that igloo so beautifully, I thought it would be a waste if it caved in… Haru, didn’t you build a shelf inside? That was such a surprise!
Haruka: …It was so simple… And it was something I made as a kid, so it’s nothing impressive…
[ wind blows ]
Makoto: Uwaah!! So cold! The wind is freezing… My feet won’t move…
Haruka: [ sighs ]
Makoto: Haru!! You walk too fast! Wait for me!
Haruka: Only because you’re slow. Come on, hurry up.
Makoto: Ah, wait up!
Makoto: Ughhh… It’s so cold.. My hands are freezing…
Haruka: Makoto, be quiet… We’re almost at the station, bear with it a little longer.
Makoto: But the ocean winds are so…! Hah… It really is particularly cold by the coast…
Haruka: You were the one who wanted to go shopping, so stop yelling “it’s so cold, it’s so cold” all the time.
Makoto: Nghh… Even so… But Haru was the one who said there was something he wanted to buy too! …Haru, could it be that you forced yourself to come along?
Haruka: …Not really. I didn’t say that.
Makoto: Thank goodness. Haru, aren’t you cold? Are you okay?
Haruka: [ sniffs ] I’m fine.
Makoto: If that’s the case, then… Haru!? Your lips are turning purple! And you’re shaking! As I thought, you’d be cold wearing so little!
Haruka: I’m not really— [ sneezes ]
Makoto: Geez… Even if you’re putting up a front, I can tell! Here, I’ll lend you some clothes! …Wear this, and wrap this around you…
Haruka: I’m fine, I don’t need it… Stop it, Makoto!
Makoto: There we go! You have to wear this and that like this…
Haruka: Makoto, I said that’s enough!
Makoto: And then this…
Haruka: I said I don’t need it! Makoto, how many layers were you wearing!?
Makoto: Come on, Haru, stop moving! I can’t wrap this properly if you don’t!
Haruka: Hey! Don’t wrap the scarf around me so messily! You’re going to… Bury my face…!
Makoto: And then tie a knot here…!
Haruka: My neck…!
Makoto: There! You should be a little warmer now…
Haruka: [ coughs ] Makoto, I can’t breathe… The scarf is too tight…!
Makoto: Eh? Uwah!?! Ah!! Sorry, I’ll loosen it right now!! …How about now?
Haruka: …Makoto… You’ve always had idiotic strength… So think a little before you do something…
Makoto: I said I’m sorry! Or rather… Isn’t it mean, saying something like idiotic strength!!
Haruka: No matter how you think about it, it’s idiotic strength. You rely on your physical strength in everything you do.
Makoto: Shut up, you!
Haruka: And your clothes are huge and heavy… It’s hard to walk in them… I’m giving them back.
Makoto: That won’t do, Haru! You’ll catch a cold! …Geez… Haru always looks fine at the beginning, but when you get halfway you’d feel cold… Listen to me and wear it!
Haruka:I’m saying I’m fine. [ sneezes ]
Makoto: You’re sneezing again… Not convincing at all! Come on, at least wear it to the station!
Haruka: …Even though I said I’m not cold…
Makoto: You look cold no matter what! …Gosh, lending you a coat and scarf is nothing.
Haruka: I prefer clothes that are easy to move in…
Makoto: Yes, yes.
Haruka: To begin with, Makoto, if you lent me so much, you’ll get cold. I’m giving them back, after all…
Makoto: Ehehe~ I’ll be alright! Didn’t I say I wore a lot today? So I’ll be fine. Thank you, Haru.
Haruka: …Only because I don’t want you yelling about it being cold again…
Makoto: Yes, yes! Hehe… Ah, Haru, the train’s nearly here! Let’s hurry!
(note: translations are done from japanese -> chinese -> english, so there may be small differences)
Photographer Benoit Lapray’s photo series, “The Quest for Absolute" focuses on the loneliness of famous superheroes, set in the beautiful, yet desolate landscape of the French Alps.
If you’re not doing anything right now or if you’re just scrolling through Tumblr, please stop and watch this right now.
This is an entry from The Marble Hornets youtube “documentary”, and it is probably the most spine chilling/spine tingling thing you’ll ever watch. This wont give away any spoilers, but I think that the introduction video and first few videos to the series aren’t engaging enough to keep people attached to it until after the first 10 episodes. Like many good shows, it wont pick up until you go through a bit of episodes; but this shows you a bit of the gift you’ll receive from watching the series.
This is the realist thing you’ll ever witness and it will keep you up at night. If you’re scared too easily then do not watch these videos at night. These are much more fun and thrilling with friends, but 20 times scarier alone. (If you want to live through a good night, then I encourage you to not watch this alone in a dark room.)
If you want to know more about this series please read further down from here:
Marble Hornets is a series 4-5 years in the making. It is about Jay, the protagonist, who finds his old friend’svideo tapes from when they were recording a college film called “The Marble Hornets”. Given these tapes by his friend - Alex - to burn, Jay forgets them in the attic until one day he rediscovers them. Buried within these tapes are the secrets as to why Alex went missing, what happened to the film, and a mystery that will forever change his life - and haunt him for the days to come. Each big realization as to what happened brings him more tapes and clues, leading him to learn that some people are not who they seem. With 2 masked men watching him, a tall faceless man stalking every character from the series, and a constant amount of memory loss, these videos are going to keep you up all night long (no joke, I am dead serious).
If you want to know how real this stuff is, he only posts videos once a month - most of the time. This corresponds to the time it actually takes in the series to find new clues and tape them, making everything seem real (If it isn’t. There is literally no indication as to if this is really going on or if it’s a hoax). Here’s a little hint to breathe life into the amount of realism these entries show. A while back ago everyone thought that the gig was up because no video had been posted for 8 months. When a video came out, everything was confusing. The protagonist had woken up in a random hotel and knew nothing - only a locked safe in his room. It turned out that in the series Jay, the protagonist, lost his memory - for a span of 8 months. I’m not making this up, you can check the series for yourself. That is how real this series makes itself feel.
If you’ve read this far into my description, good for you. But now, go watch the series…
I think everyone should watch marble hornets.
It’s totally an ARG. And I do believe finally finished, but it’s worth the watch.
saddest thing in sports anime:
I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.
By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.
Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:
"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.
In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:
(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)
"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’
Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’
Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face
C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’
Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’
In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134, the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).
Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In Beethoven: His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro]. His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’
Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.
Beethoven, the Black Spaniard(read more here)
They whitewashed BEETHOVEN? O_O
Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.
I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.
beethoven was totally black! how do people not know this?
jk because erasure
I have been playing Beethoven’s music for 10+ years now and had absolutely no idea he was black.
My life has been a lie.
OH MY GOD HOLY SHIT.
I HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE IN MUSIC, MY MAJOR WAS “MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY, AND LITERATURE”
I TOOK MULTIPLE CLASSES SPECIFICALLY IN BEETHOVEN’S STRING QUARTETS AND MY SCHOOL HAD AN INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN SYMPOSIUM WHERE THERE WERE PAPERS ON THINGS LIKE THE KIND OF FUCKING PAAAAAAPER HE DID HIS MANUSCRIPTS ON, IN DIFFERENT CITIES, TO SEE WHERE AND WHEN HE WROTE SPECIFIC SNIPPETS OF MUSIC.
NEVER IN MY EDUCATION OR READINGS DID I EITHER
A) NOTICE THIS
B) WAS SPECIFICALLY TOLD THIS.
I think there’s a combination of systemic racism in this, and my own internalized racism. I have, in fact, read Maynard Solomon’s biography and didn’t pick up on this. I have read the Czerny sources as well. My Beethoven teacher (Bill Kinderman) is one of the top Beethoven scholars in the world, and I don’t remember hearing any of this from him.
I even did a semester of graduate work in musicology, specifically focusing on the Beethoven string quartets (I really fucking love those things) and we never spoke about this.
I cannot say I am in any way surprised at this. I am embarrassed, angry, and upset that this was erased from my DECADES of music education.
Which doesn’t surprise me at all, because classical music is very specifically in our culture for white people, especially men, especially upper class white men.
Oof, this one is going to take a while to fully fucking digest, I am in angry tears.
Holy shit. One of the greatest musical minds of all time and he got whitewashed.
The truth needs to be spread.
Johnny Carson voice: “I did not know that.”
This isn’t the first time that I’ve read on tumblr that Beethoven was black, but I feel compelled to reblog it now because casually scrolling past evidence of erasure and noting it is not enough. I’d love to see a documentary about this.
heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary
#no but this is literally the most important thing #gabe wanting to ask the bullies nicely if they’ll give his wheelchair back #gabe willing to protect said bullies from harm’s way literally shielding them with his body #gabe being so unabashedly enthusiastic and optimistic about life #even - no especially - facing their home situation when it’d be so easy to be bleak #gabe not having his disability glossed over or only thrown out when it’s convenient #but also not having it be his only defining quality like some token character #gabe being the sort of hero that might not have any powers #but the sort that wields goodness and kindness and compassion and positivity #the sort that we can all truly aspire to be even a little bit like #'you're my hero robbie' but i'll be damned if gabe isn't robbie's hero
Yūga being extra smooth while performing Moonlight Legend at Japan Expo (x)
Tuxedo Mask becomes so much more compelling to me when played by a woman, sign me up, I am HERE for this.
Lady Tuxedo Mask is the best Tuxedo Mask.
Lady Tuxedo Mask is 100% of the reason that I want to see these.
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