this episode changed me forever
Orihime week - day 5 - friendship
Orihime week day one
Orihime week day two
Accidentally hurting someone vs. accidentally hurting an animal
Cats in piles
S A C R I F I C E
I wanted to reblog this with additional commentary today, because this graphic gets at the root of why One Piece has moved me to tears so many times. The losses we witness and experience in One Piece are so often ones of sacrifice—ones of meaning. There is no meaningless death in One Piece (aside from unnamed background characters). Every scene here is one where people gave up something for people they care about—sacrificing their limbs, their freedom, their beliefs, and their lives. And that always reaches me on a deep emotional level—the love that these people have for those close to them. I’m not crying to mourn the deaths of any of these characters. It’s the love they convey so powerfully in their sacrifices that moves me to tears. To use Ace’s death as an example, what were his final words? “Thank you for loving me.” Ace struggled his whole life to find meaning in his existence and ultimately he did find it—in the love his family and friends gave to him, and the love he felt for them. That love gave him solace and purpose and happiness. I’m crying a little as I write this, and once again let me say that I’m not crying because he’s gone. I’m crying because it moves me to know just how much love Ace felt as he faded in his brother’s arms. The love Shanks had for Luffy to sacrifice his arm for his life, the love Bellemere had for Nami and Nojiko to give her life for theirs, the love Bon-chan had for his friends to sacrifice himself twice for them, the love Merry had for the crew whose care brought her to life, the love Garp had for Luffy and Ace to sacrifice his beliefs as a Marine so they had a chance to live, the love Ace had for Luffy, and the love Whitebeard had for all his children. These are the things that mean so much to me. It’s the communication of earnest love that drives these people to sacrifice anything that has made One Piece one of the most emotional series I have ever read.
Whether you want a 200cm+ fish or fish of a certain size for the daily I am hanging onto various lungfish to give out to the public for free! This service is open to Mari, Ruairi and Alexina (sorry Tarlach). Either note the relevant character (who has a party ad for the service going also) or comment/reblog with your details.
Mari - Roarasone
Ruairi - Valadhiel
Alexina - Roarasone
do you possibly have two 200cm+ fish for the Nishida event? if so could you mail the two fish to Imchiya if it isn’t to much trouble please? >.<