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BIG DOGS THAT THINK THEY’RE SMALL LAP DOGS ARE MY FAVORITE DOGS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD

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Macaron and Marshmallow Sandwiches » Paper & Stitch

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Postcards for Ants, Artist Creates A Miniature by Lorraine Loots

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Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots took up a remarkable 365-day challenge: to create a miniature painting every single day for an entire year. The artist began her challenge in the beginning of 2013 and, after enjoying the routine of her successful challenge, she decided to continue with the “Postcards for Ants” project in 2014.

The young artist has dedicated this year’s works exclusively to Cape Town, which happens to be the official World Design Capital of 2014. Fans of Loots’s work can write to the artist and book up-coming paintings or prints, or suggest Cape Town-themed ideas or places for her to paint.

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Did the 7 days of colour challenge this past week and based it all of cultural/traditional fashion! From left to right & down it goes, Assyrian (my culture!), African (mursi tribe), Indian, Mexican, Norwegian, Hijab (based on what I remember from living in Qatar!) And Thai!

These are all available as prints over at my INPRNT shopGRAB ONE HERE!! Much love <3

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Angela Rizza Illustration

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Angela Rizza is a freelance artist and illustrator based in New York. She graduated with her BFA in 2011 from the Fashion Institute of Technology and loves illustrating narrative works and characters. Since graduating she has been featured in Level magazine, Imagine FX, Creative Quarterly, Illustration Age, and has done shows for Light Grey Art Lab, and has worked with Bioware. Let’s take a look at some of her artworks.

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When they say ‘we’ shouldn’t go so deep….

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I have always emphasized on looking into it deeper and further than just a few panels of manga or the worst, one or two pages, that the way these IchiRuki fans are doing it are wrong, especially when they put manga panels and paralleled it with other manga panels.  That it made no sense in their train of thoughts….like as if Kubo Tite really really purposefully draw his panels just so that his IchiRuki fans can easily pick it up and use it against Orihime and IchiHime fans’ arguments.  

WelI I have just argued one IchiRuki fan who demanded that I show to her the manga panels that proves how much Orihime would sacrifice, to what extent she is willing to do…to help support Ichigo that she likes/loves.  The same IchiRuki fan who claimed that Kubo Tite wouldn’t set clues or hints behind Ichigo’s feelings for Orihime, IchiHime clues because…..well, I don’t know, she just demanded me to put it in an official black and white, the equivalent of pictures where Black Kaien Ichigo with his sword starring lovingly at White Rukia who looked like, she’s about to give a speech about life and love also.

Consider this…..if it’s a red herring pairing….you don’t really need to look deeply, and analyze it so very much just to discover it’s there right?   It would have been right at your face, wouldn’t you think?

Oh, btw…..the whole IchiRuki ying yang analysis….don’t you think they are going very deep in also?  I don’t know, I have always love talking about the IchiHime and RenRuki Tanabata/Kaguya-hime and sun and moon gods and goddess, Okame/Hyottoko theories, but I wouldn’t be like going almost every forthnight rehashing the same thing again and again, would I?  That’s because I make sure certain things in Bleach happened first, and only then I talk about the couples’ legends theories.  This way, I wouldn’t be caught acting like a fool, would I??

Pugthrottle, this was what I said, word-per-word:

Third, since you brought up Orihime, did Orihime explicitly say that she will lay down her life for Ichigo? Please provide a panel since I must have missed it – really, I don’t remember at all and I would appreciate it. As for Rukia, how are you so sure she won’t do the same?

I never demanded that you give me panels “that proves how much Orihime would sacrifice, to what extent she is willing to do…to help support Ichigo that she likes/loves.” What I asked of you was to show me where Orihime explicitly said that she would lay down her life for Ichigo. Why would I ask that of you? Apparently, for Rukia to have feelings for Ichigo she must verbally admit it yet for Orihime, who you said intends to lay down her life for Ichigo, she needn’t say anything because, what, her actions speak louder than words and that doesn’t apply to Rukia? Double-standard, much? 

And yes, I still stand by statement that the subtle clues he planted were for his readers to figure out Ichigo’s parentage, not his feelings for Orihime — or even Rukia for that matter. 

Uhm, yes you do need to analyze whether something is a Red Herring or not; it’s pointless to call it a Red Herring when it doesn’t adhere to the principle of that literary device. This is also a fallacy which you constantly commit, fyi. 

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Remember….coincidence or intentional   

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Remember…..while we do not expect Ichigo to reciprocate back Orihime’s one-sided love for him, the number of sacrifices and loyalty she showers on him…..we also shouldn’t expect Ichigo to reciprocate Rukia’s selfless act of transferring her power to him and break Soul…

Wah even here also you want to try to create a trouble.

You said so Rukia had no intention to do so, to make Ichigo to be a shinigami and expose him to the spirit world. What is the other term for ‘have no intention’? Accidentally or unwittingly?

Hence the title….coincidence or intentional. I don’t think on that night Rukia came with the intention to save Ichigo’s family or Ichigo, right?

Yes, I did agree with you on that one so I wonder why you found the need to repeat that; did I question that part of your post? Nope, I didn’t. Did I say that Rukia came to Karakura Town so that she can save Ichigo and his family? No, you said that. What I said was that her saving them was no accident because she chose to do so herself, as in after the hollow attacked, she had every intention of protecting them. However, her encounter with Ichigo, and the hollow attacking his family, was the accident if you’re looking for any accident but not her actions. 

Well, if that’s the way you look at it, that Rukia is a good soul, and has every intention to do what is right, then yes it’s not an accident.  However, I AM comparing Rukia WITH Orihime who intends to sacrifice her life for Ichigo and whether or not the two, Orihime and Rukia should have the same equal measure of reciprocation expectation.  Is there a possibility where we can confirmed at that moment Rukia is WILLING TO DIE for Ichigo, to save his family(the INTENTION)??

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No, Rukia had calculated that she wouldn’t die from this, ‘transferring of shinigami powers to that boy.’  Remember….the test of love? One must prove his/her love to another person by how much his/her sacrifice for that another person??

Oh, btw…..shinigamis’ roles are to balance the souls.  They are suppose to take care of the souls, make sure the numbers of souls in the human world vs soul society world are balanced, or else there would be a crash between two worlds, also cleansing the hollows who used to be human souls and who preys on other human souls who have abnormally high spiritual power like Ichigo.  Living human beings, especially normal human beings?  It’s not in the job description, the shinigamis cannot interfere their life and death ‘destiny’.  Rukia told Riruka that she had no interest in slaying her because shinigamis functions are to so called, ‘protect humans when only need to’; otherwise they shouldn’t be involved. Fighting hollows who attack souls and some time human beings, that’s their job description.  Can I say that while Rukia attacked Fishbone who tried to eat Ichigo, (and Ichigo’s family on the way) Fishbone was targeting Ichigo’s high spiritual powers anyway…..Rukia had accidentally saved Ichigo family?

First, let me be clear on this: her actions had intent, therefore they were not accidents; accidents are devoid of intent. So how can Rukia “accidentally save” his family when she decided to give Ichigo a choice to save his family by transferring her powers to him? So, please, explain to me how something with intent can be accidental?

Second, I was only talking about how Rukia’s actions (i.e. saving Ichigo and his family) were not accidents, why did you bring in Orihime? I was not comparing either of the girls, or mention Orihime at all, when I questioned your claim regarding Rukia “accidentally saving” Ichigo’s and his family’s lives.

Third, since you brought up Orihime, did Orihime explicitly say that she will lay down her life for Ichigo? Please provide a panel since I must have missed it – really, I don’t remember at all and I would appreciate it. As for Rukia, how are you so sure she won’t do the same?

Fourth, why are you comparing what Rukia has done with what Orihime might do (i.e. sacrifice herself)? How is comparing something that has been done with something that might/might not be even fair? Actually, why are you even comparing what these girls have done when you expressed how it’s unfair for Ichigo to be paired up with someone according to what they’ve done for him? You’re contradicting your first post by doing that and talking about “reciprocation expectation” after you said not to expect anything.

Fifth, where did you get that “test of love”? Is that the only test to measure whether the girls have ultimately shown their love for Ichigo? Why, if there are others, did you choose that particular criterion?

Lastly, Hollows attack living beings and souls, especially those with high spiritual power. Also, as you’ve said, Rukia did say that to Riruka. So taking that into consideration, Ichigo and his family were being attacked by a hollow, do they not need protection? Aren’t they humans? With that in mind, how could you even say that Rukia “accidentally” – meaning no intentions are present – save Ichigo’s family? Aren’t you contradicting yourself? Why did you even bring up Orihime and stray from the topic when you’re going to come back to it anyway?

This is a matter of choices, choice of words, choice of meanings and how you want to interpret it.  My posts, my interpretations and my choice of words.  Just like you decide, what you want to attack, how you want to attack and your choice of words to be.  I don’t mind if you want to find faults in me, but really over the different aspects of looking things, you want to impose your point, the aspect of you looking that way, on me??  I never said that Rukia was the bad guy who doesn’t believe in doing what is right.  I said her saving Ichigo’s family was done unintentionally, hence it was an accidental action.  Aizen said that he sent Rukia to Ichigo because he knew just with Ichigo looking exactly like Kaien, her guilt would ‘automatically’ cause her to transfer her power to Ichigo.  I can call the ‘automatic response/reaction’ as ‘un-intended action’ right?  You may think that the term ‘accident’ as the term of ‘slip of misfortune that nobody wants’ but I define it as ‘not pre-planned circumstances that happened, a twist of fate as oppose to what that is planned’.  Are you able to correct me in this point, that shinigamis are not allowed to intervene into human beings’ lives, their roles are just to the spiritual being; and had it not being that Ichigo looked like Kaien, Rukia would not want to save Ichigo, transferring her power to him just as Aizen had predicted and inadvertently (without intention//accidentally) saved Ichigo’s family?  We can go on like this if you want, it’s kinda fine by me if you think that I harbor such grudge over Rukia seeing that I’m a Orihime fan(or IchiHime fan if you want to).

Why wouldn’t I bring in Orihime?  Because in my original post I had talked about Orihime’s decision/intention to go all out to help Ichigo, unlike Rukia whom I don’t know….has yet to be like Orihime, giving up her body, soul and mind for Ichigo.  Is this not the reason for contention of IchiRuki fans?  That Orihime’s love for Ichigo is not genuine enough because according to them, she is selfish, loving herself more than others, expecting Ichigo to go all out to save her, crying out over a dead body when she should be giving up her life for Ichigo…..that all the things Orihime had done cannot be compared to Rukia’s? 


Is this really the case where you are so very used to parallel manga comparisons that you cannot at all think to save yourself or maybe you are just being stubborn?  Orihime had not really give up her life for Ichigo?  She went to Huenco Mundo thinking the arrancars would send her back to her friends with thank you gifts for helping them with her powers?  Following Ichigo and gang to Soul Society?  It’s a picnic sight-seeing tour for Orihime right?  How about the part where she said that she would heal Ichigo’s injuries, no matter how bad they are, and possible death?  Please don’t tell me that her soul power that comes fro her soul isn’t putting a toil in her heart because according to Yoruichi, the soul and the heart are connected.  She trained herself in the 17 months because she wanted not to be a burden to Ichigo when he got back his power?

Yes, I know very well your style of pointing me a hypocrite who contradicts myself….but I must say, have I actually did a comparison of what Orihime might do (sacrificing herself for Ichigo’s sake)?  Well, perhaps in your mind she hasn’t, but in my mind she had (past tense).  Or else,…why would I demand that Rukia to step up and do the things that Orihime did (past tense again), that is if Kubo Tite did plan/intend for Rukia to like Ichigo like how Orihime likes Ichigo.  Because then, having the indications that Rukia has ROMANTIC FEELINGS for Ichigo, considering Ichigo to be the person she desires to start a new family, then I would have to change my debate methods, wouldn’t I?  I mean I couldn’t do much whenever IchiRuki fans criticized Orihime’s actions and would ‘imagine what and how Rukia would do had she been in Orihime’s shoes’, could I?  It’s really not worth of your time picking up a fight with someone who indulge in his/her fantasies about their idols all the time, right?

This is a matter of choices, choice of words, choice of meanings and how you want to interpret it.  My posts, my interpretations and my choice of words.  Just like you decide, what you want to attack, how you want to attack and your choice of words to be.  I don’t mind if you want to find faults in me, but really over the different aspects of looking things, you want to impose your point, the aspect of you looking that way, on me??

I’m not imposing my point, I’m arguing. Try to understand the difference. If I were imposing, I would not, at all, consider anything you said. I would not question you, I would simply tell you “I’m right, you’re wrong.” But I’m not doing that, am I? I’m questioning you because I want to see substance. I’m trying to keep my mind open that maybe you are right about some things, which I have admitted in some of my earlier posts. 

I never said that Rukia was the bad guy who doesn’t believe in doing what is right.  I said her saving Ichigo’s family was done unintentionally, hence it was an accidental action.  Aizen said that he sent Rukia to Ichigo because he knew just with Ichigo looking exactly like Kaien, her guilt would ‘automatically’ cause her to transfer her power to Ichigo.  I can call the ‘automatic response/reaction’ as ‘intended action’ right?  You may think that the term ‘accident’ as the term of ‘slip of misfortune that nobody wants’ but I define it as ‘not pre-planned circumstances that happened, a twist of fate as oppose to what that is planned’.  Are you able to correct me in this point, that shinigamis are not allowed to intervene into human beings’ lives, their roles are just to the spiritual beings.  And had it not being that Ichigo looked like Kaien, Rukia would not want to save Ichigo, transferring her power to him just as Aizen had predicted and inadvertently (without intention//accidentally) save Ichigo’s family?  We can go on like this if you want, it’s kinda fine by me if you think that I harbor such grudge over Rukia seeing that I’m a Orihime fan(or IchiHime fan if you want to).

One thing we have to clarify is how I don’t question every single point you make; I only question those that are either not clear or those which I do not agree with. I never said anything about how you think Rukia is a bad guy. I don’t know who told you that but it wasn’t me.  

An automatic response/reaction is not an intended action; it is a reflex, an involuntary movement caused by a stimuli. An intended action is a conscious action; you know what you want and what you’re doing. The definition of “intent”, found in the Merriam-Webster website, is defined as: 1) the thing you plan to do and achieve; 2) an aim or purpose. What I’m arguing about is how Rukia’s act of saving the Kurosaki family was not an accident. The hollow attacking them was an accident but not Rukia’s act of saving them. Aizen may have planned their meeting as he’s said, however, he does not have control over what his subjects will do. The success of his plan depended on Rukia’s decision to transfer her powers to Ichigo, whether she was guilt-ridden because of Kaien or whatever her reason may have, she decided to do it. She intended to save them the moment the hollow attacked. She adapted to whatever situation she was in and even when she could not fight anymore, she still thought of saving them or else, why would she offer to transfer part of her powers? You said it yourself: the Shinigami protect humans. They cannot intervene with a person’s death when it comes to things like car accidents and diseases but hollow attacks? If it’s their job to protect them from those creatures, shouldn’t they intervene? Otherwise, wouldn’t that contradict their duty of protecting humans?

Why wouldn’t I bring in Orihime?  Because in my original post I had talked about Orihime’s decision/intention to go all out to help Ichigo, unlike Rukia whom I don’t know….has yet to be like Orihime, giving up her body, soul and mind for Ichigo.  Is this not the reason for contention of IchiRuki fans?  That Orihime’s love for Ichigo is not genuine enough because according to them, she is selfish, loving herself more than others, expecting Ichigo to go all out to save her, crying out over a dead body when she should be giving up her life for Ichigo…..that all the things Orihime had done cannot be compared to Rukia’s? 

Yes, Orihime was in your original post. However, did I question the whole post? No. The only part I questioned would be Rukia accidentally saving the Kurosaki family. I didn’t question the other parts since I agreed with you. I agreed it was unfair for Ichigo and that no one should expect anyone to have their feelings reciprocated just because they’ve done a lot. So why did you have to bring up Orihime when I was questioning your claim regarding Rukia’s actions?

You see, you just changed what you meant about Orihime “laying down her life” for Ichigo. In your previous post, you were asking whether it can be confirmed whether Rukia was willing to die for the sake of Ichigo and his family. You established then that what you meant by “laying down her life” by asking whether it can be confirmed if Rukia was willing to die. Yet now, you go for the other meaning of that idiom which is to devote one’s self to a cause or person. Why change what you mean? Be fair and stick to one instead switching from one to another for the sake of convenience.

Look, you’re undermining the things Rukia has done for him. Also, you’re painting Orihime in a bad light by saying that she gave up her body, mind, and soul for Ichigo; she’s so much more than the crazed fangirl you’re painting her to be.

Is this the case where you are so very used to parallel manga comparisons that you cannot at all think to save yourself or maybe you are just being stubborn?  Orihime had not really give up her life for Ichigo?  She went to Huenco Mundo thinking the arrancars would send her back to her friends with thank you gifts for helping them with her powers?  Following Ichigo and gang to Soul Society?  It’s a picnic sight-seeing tour for Orihime right?  How about the part where she said that she would heal Ichigo’s injuries, no matter how bad they are, and possible death?  Please don’t tell me that her soul power that comes fro her soul isn’t putting a toil in her heart because according to Yoruichi, the soul and the heart are connected.  She trained herself in the 17 months because she wanted not to be a burden to Ichigo when he got back his power?

When, exactly, in this whole conversation did I use any parallels for you to assume that I am “so very used to parallel manga comparisons that you cannot at all think to save yourself or maybe you are just being stubborn?” Also, I never said that Orihime had not given up her life for Ichigo. I was asking you to post a panel which explicitly said that she was willing to lay down her life for him for you to say such a thing and how you are so sure that Rukia wouldn’t do the same for him.

Yes, I know very well your style of pointing me a hypocrite who contradicts myself….but I must say, have I actually did a comparison of what Orihime might do (sacrificing herself for Ichigo’s sake)?  Well, perhaps in your mind she hasn’t, but in my mind she had (past tense).  Or else,…why would I demand that Rukia to step up and do the things that Orihime did (past tense again), that is if Kubo Tite did plan/intend for Rukia to like Ichigo like how Orihime likes Ichigo.  Because then, having the indications that Rukia has ROMANTIC FEELINGS for Ichigo, considering Ichigo to be the person she desires to start a new family, then I would have to change my debate methods, wouldn’t I?  I mean I couldn’t do much whenever IchiRuki fans criticized Orihime’s actions and would ‘imagine what and how Rukia would do had she been in Orihime’s shoes’, could I?  It’s really not worth of your time picking up a fight with someone who indulge in his/her fantasies about their idols all the time, right?

Look, since you applied two different meanings of that idiom for each of the girls, I misunderstood you. I apologize for that. I didn’t know you were talking about Orihime devoting herself since you established that you meant someone was willing to die for Ichigo when talking about Rukia. So yeah, stick to one meaning of the idiom and we’ll have a more consistent conversation.

Your original post was not stating a fantasy. You were writing about the unfairness of how shippers pair Ichigo with others according to what they’ve done for him. How is that a fantasy? You were stating something that was actually happening and take a stand against it. Besides, the only thing I questioned there was how you said that Rukia “accidentally” saved Ichigo’s family. I’m questioning your claim and arguing my point about how Rukia’s actions were not accidental. How many times must I repeat that for you to stay on track?

I’ve had enough with addressing the other points you brought up; we’re straying further from the topic. To end this, I’ll go back to my argument: How can you say Rukia accidentally saved the Kurosaki family when she intended to save them when the hollow attacked? Especially after the scene below:

 

So, does that mean that Rukia had no intention to save Yuzu from that hollow?

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