ShoujoAddict, The Reader
Hi there, assuming you've come to see this profile implies you would want to know something about me. Well I'm your regular loquacious, nerdy, science loving, anime addicted, college going person. I like reading, poetry and writing a lot so expect some works from me...(if I ever finish them that is.)
A quatrain fills a little space,
Although it’s pretty small,
And often times, as in this case,
It has no point at all.
Some quotes that sound good to me:
"If you don't have time to read, you don't have time to write."
"Write without fear, edit without mercy."
"If I waited for perfection I would never write a word."
"Nothing in this world exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is just specualtion."
"May you live all the days of your life."
"Love is a serious mental disease."
"All that we see and seem is just a dream within a dream."
-Edgar Allan Po
"Everything that lives is designed to end. We are perpetually trapped in a never-ending spiral of life and death. Is this a curse? Or some kind of punishment? I often think about the god who blessed us with this cryptic puzzle...and wonder if we'll ever get the chance to kill him."
-2B, Nier Automata.
"If you want to live a happy life tie it to a goal not to people or things."
Who will believe my verse in time to come,
If it were fill’d with your most high deserts?
Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tomb
Which hides your life and shows not half your parts.
If I could write the beauty of your eyes
And in fresh numbers number all your graces,
The age to come would say “This poet lies;
Such heavenly touches ne’er touch’d earthly faces.”
So should my papers, yellowed with their age,
Be scorn’d like old men of less truth than tongue,
And your true rights be term’d a poet’s rage
And stretched metre of an antique song:
But were some child of yours alive that time,
You should live twice, in it and in my rhyme.
The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The forest paths are dry,
Under the October twilight a water,
Mirrors the still sky.
This fan fiction is based on 'Kimi Ni Todoke' a manga series. If you don't want your experience with the manga to be spoiled then please do not read this.
To any fellow otaku fans out there I apologize if I'm not able to give you the level of depth you experience from the actual manga(since I'm nowhere near the level of Karuho Shiina)but nevertheless I hope you like this.
To all other readers, well if you know about the series it certainly would help to better grasp and "feel" the story, but if you don't want to go through the painstaking effort of reading scans from the net (and ruining your laptop with viruses) then you can treat this as an individual story too; that being said I highly recommend you read the series later though.
Hope you enjoy!
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Recent PostsMusic sharing place. on 2/12/2019 5:38:20 AM
Ah! Some good ol’ medieval lute. This is true music.
Music sharing place. on 2/11/2019 5:39:25 AM
Oh ya the balalaika, it’s the Russian guitar right? After seeing someone play it their hand was moving so fast that I could barely see it. But man the tune just sounds so good, I don’t think that any other instrument can produce the same quality and speed like the balalaika; other instruments usually compromise one of the two. I always wondered why you never use a plectrum while playing balalaika though, like won’t your fingers pain a lot without one?
Music sharing place. on 2/11/2019 5:01:26 AM
Ah cool. Nice hand instrument. Here’s an example of another one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkortK6ilLI&feature=share (the “lyrics” of the song may sound weird but lol that’s how it actually is.)
Now Tabla is usually traditionally Indian, I came across this guy hoping for some ‘gangsta rap’ but heard this. My god that level of skill would require years of practice.
Just for comparison here’s how it actually is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ6t1aiJg5M&feature=share
The Dark Room on 2/8/2019 11:17:27 AM
WTF is Wrong With the Weather on 2/6/2019 3:43:21 AM
I remember seeing the news about some North Pole winds being directed towards the North American continent something. The news guys call it a “polar vortex”
-46degrees (-50F), frostbite in 10 minutes, man that’s something serious. Up to 29 people’s lives have been claimed due to the weather apparently. Lol this news site commented that the US is getting colder than Antarctica: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/polar-vortex-death-toll-rises-as-people-found-frozen-to-death/news-story/36e5fd2f697a03b0150cbb982367f1e9
Good food, not fake food on 2/3/2019 12:03:55 PM
I have been told that I make pretty good pasta from time to time...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=To2wJqOX1Ig. An example of the “Indian” variety of pasta.
Edit: sorry it’s not translated:P I can’t find the English version anywhere.
Good food, not fake food on 2/3/2019 11:52:25 AM
I just noticed this post now and yeah Digit, I agree with a few points you put forward there. Authenticity, especially with food that seems weirdly foreign/not a part of your culture is very hard to create. For example, I’ve posted a lot about the typical food I make every day on the discord, that I’ve been taught to make from my parents, who were taught by their parents and so on. Thing is when it comes to Indian food there’s a lot of crucial points which you’ll never be able to find by simply searching the net for a recipe. Sure, you could make the general “dal” (lentils with boiled water) by just adding salt, some curry leaves and done. But no, it goes deeper than that. Which spices work with which type of dal(yes there are numerous varieties of dal) and the amount to add to it, combined with the secret methods to enhance flavour; all of these pointers are passed down generations. If I ever visit the States, I would be a bit skeptical about Indian restaurants there. Now I’m not saying it’s impossible for someone not assimilated with the culture of any ethnic group to be impossible to cook on the level of the natives, but it would certainly take a lot more time and effort to do so.
I usually have the responsibility of making the family dinner every Saturday and I have a tendency to play around with food a lot. But sadly, my family members always chastise me for not following the strict family norms. (Oh and ya, in India each and every state, and denomination; infact even each family have their own “special” way of cooking that could be completely opposite to the Internet recipes. So any and every dish you eat is completely unique.) People here are used to their own style and are extremely intolerant if you try something new. I’ve heard a few NRI’s laughing at the quality of Indian food found abroad, but I honestly think that the reason for their criticisms is because they’re so bent upon having the same taste of food everywhere they go...which is frankly not possible. This is one thing I detest about the food culture here, nobody appreciates something “unique” or “different”
On the other hand, I’m sure natives here would fail at cooking the common everyday food from the west. Take me for example, I asked people on the discord for the recipe of quiche Lorraine, and attempted to make it...which didn’t end well. I absolutely suck at baking because I’m simply not used to it. Baking is a pretty common cooking practice in the west, so peeps abroad would probably be masters at baking. I think it’s more dependent from the place you belong and you’re upbringing. A French cook would be superior at making croissants, an Italian at pasta and similarly an Indian at Sindhi Kari(brown curry).
Anyway, at least here in Mumbai, things are drastically changing. Traditional Indian food with the young generation is going more “out of fashion” and mostly everyone prefers a frankie or a corn dog with black coffee rather than samosas with a nice strong cup of Kadak chai. In other words, in the same way people are going crazy over Japanese anime everyone here is going crazy over American stuff; and food is no exception. But this is not good, because as I said before you excel at your own native food, so why should you try to sell something that you know you’re gonna suck at making when you can make the local food way better? You’re just ruining the quality of your food that way.
In the end I think I’m gonna try out new cuisines because I believe cooking to be a universal thing, let’s hope I don’t burn my house on my next attempt at making a quiche...
PS: Fuck you digit, go eat a bag of chopped dicks marinated with rose jam and cum that you ejaculated while watching hentai, you racist scum bag. You’re NEVER gonna find anybody taking a shit AnYWhERe. How the hell did that rumour even spread anyway...
PPS: Just kidding, it’s a joke so don’t take it seriously :)
Flying on 1/31/2019 11:56:20 AM
Nice short little excerpt. I liked the fact that third person point of view was used for this. Nature description was not very long but adequate enough, and got the job done in creating the environment. The overall concept and idea of the story was good, and could probably be expanded into a CYOA.
The length of the story was a little short. Now, short stories aren't bad, but in this case I got an incomplete feeling. You did explain who Robert was, but a better in-depth explaination would've been better. As for Bailey, well all I learnt about her was that she was depressed and suicidal for no mentioned reason; as a result I couldn't bond with either of the characters or have any significant feelings towards them.
You mentioned that "Bailey felt she was flying," so I had assumed that she alreday jumped; but then you mention next that Robert saw her standing at the cliff, it broke the continuity of the story and me quite confused for a while. Also the transitions from Robert to Bailey and vice-versa, wasn't smooth and felt rather abrupt.
Syntax and grammar were overall fine, and I couldn't notice anything major at first glance; except for the line, "It wasn’t like she’d really been Bailey in a while anyway." You should've used a pronoun in place of Bailey, kind of like,"It wasn’t like she'd really been herself anymore." Not using pronouns where required makes reading sentences feel a bit weird so keep that point in mind.
Good attempt overall, though could've been better if it was a bit longer.
Issue in typing with the editor. on 1/23/2019 12:36:18 PM
Issue in typing with the editor. on 1/23/2019 11:03:29 AM
Some letters when typed on the forum/story editor aren’t getting the same result. For example when I type the letter ‘m’ it comes as a ‘,’ when I type “ it becomes ‘u’ with a grave accent on top(though sometimes it returns back to normal) when I type a ‘w’ it becomes a ‘z’.
(I’ve typed this using MS word in case you’re wondering; but my story is being created using the site’s editor so I’m stuck)