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Do You Wonder Why You’re Still Here?

Monday, April 24, 2017 No comments:
What are you doing here? Why are you here? Why do you care? Why does any of this matter to you? You exist, but no one can see you. You’re invisible, insignificant. You don’t matter at all.

If you disappear, who will care? If you don’t show up, if no one sees you for a while, who will notice? Who will ask where you are? Who will worry?
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The truth is that you’re alone and that no one cares about you. So why are you still struggling? Why haven’t you given up yet? What’s your reason for continuing to be here? Do you sometimes think if perhaps the other side (the world, dreams, reality, nightmares – where do you belong?) is better?

Does it hurt? Do you wish the pain would stop? Do you want to scream? You can. But it won’t change anything. You can shout as loud as you want, but everyone will just ignore you.

*Notes:
- Sad boy anime art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the lonely and depressed character in the story

Is The Media Lying To You?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "You're a lying liar who lies" and "Why is the media lying to you?"

Previously, in this series, we got some more information about Fantasia and the people there as well as East’s thoughts about the situation. Let’s see what else the eastern Superhero has to say about this.

Since the people of Fantasia said they liked being part of the Spades Kingdom and had no intentions of ever going back to the Diamonds Kingdom, the kingdoms near the Visible Demarcation Line (including Diamonds, Clubs and Hearts) kept releasing false information and saying that all this was mere lies and propaganda.
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Because, apparently, the people of Fantasia are just being forced by the Spades King to say they like their new life or else they will get in trouble. And, apparently, Fantasia people don’t have a choice and must lie and say they love the Spades Kingdom otherwise they will be hurt.

The media and the people disseminating this information were being completely ridiculous, if you ask East.

East really has to wonder how anyone could believe such ridiculous and farfetched notions. Oh, what lies the media resorts to! How horrible, no?

*Notes:
- This is part 70 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 69
- Anime newspaper art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the false news and propaganda that the media are spreading against the Spades Kingdom

Feeling Really Depressed Right Now

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 No comments:
"What’s wrong?"

"What, didn’t you read the title? I’m feeling really depressed right now."

"Why? And you shouldn’t be."

"Go away. What’s it to you? I just- I feel so pathetic, so invisible and insignificant, like I don’t mean anything to anyone, like if I disappear, no one would care. I’m nothing. Nothing. I don’t even have any friends."

"Hey, don’t cry. And, ‘course you have friends. I-"
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"I said go away, didn’t I? You don’t count. How can you be considered a friend? You’re not even real."

He punched the crying, sad and depressed-looking reflection staring back at him. The mirror shattered into thousands of tiny pieces and some of the shards cut him.

But so what? What was that pain compared to what he was feeling right now? What was that pain compared to the loneliness and depression that was slowly eating at him? How much more pathetic could one get?

His only ‘friend’ was his own reflection and it hurt, it hurt so much, but no one cares. What can he do? He glanced down at the broken shards, pondering, contemplating.

"Broken," he murmurs, "just like me."

Comments (from back when this used to be posted elsewhere):

Analyn (&dysenteryanalyn):
Sadly, pain always demands to be felt. It’s better to let it out.

Freya (in reply to Analyn):
Yeah, sometimes, one has no choice but to feel pain, to be in pain even if they don’t want to be, even if it hurts and even if they wish they didn’t have to feel so much pain, loneliness and sadness.

Freya (in reply to &maromory):
Yeah, life is definitely full of so much troubles and pain. Sometimes, one might just feel like giving up because it hurts too much or because they feel so alone and depressed and that no one seems to care. One should be optimistic and hopeful though it’s not easy.

Patty Therre (&PattyT):
Life is tough. People have to be tough to stay alive. I know I have had many, many blows that made me feel like I couldn’t go on and would never smile or be happy again but here I am. I am still here, still trying to find all the good that life has to offer and trying not to let my problems take me down. You have to be pretty stubborn to keep going when all around you is dark but I believe it is worth it.

Freya (in reply to Patty):
Yeah, I completely agree with you that life can be really tough at times. Sometimes, everything just feels so depressing and the world can be so cruel and harsh and dreary that there seems to be nothing to be happy about.

I guess what’s important is to continue struggling and living and not to give up though that’s definitely easier said than done and there may be times when even the future seems bleak. But you just have to keep on believing and hoping no matter how much it hurts and no matter how much you just want to give up.

*Notes:
- Crying anime girl art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the depressed and sad character in the story

Listen To Truth, Not Lies

Thursday, April 06, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "The media is lying to you," "Stop listening to all this propaganda," and "Ridiculous notions".

In the last episode of this series, West’s ridiculous words caused East to sigh and face-palm and stare at the former in utter disbelief. What is East thinking about now? What will happen now?

East sighs yet again, wishing that West would stop listening to all the western media out there. Everyone that was against the Spades King was really blaming everything on him, saying crazy things like that about Fantasia and disseminating all this information and propaganda.
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Really, was it possible to threaten an entire group or city or town full of people and make them lie on whether or not they wanted to be with the Spades Kingdom?

In the first place, if the people of Fantasia didn’t like what the Spades Kingdom was doing to them, they could just rebel. What was stopping them from rebelling? After all, that was exactly what they did when they didn’t like how the Diamonds rulers were treating them.

Considering that they're now living peacefully in Fantasia and aren’t trying to rebel against the rule of the Spades Kingdom, doesn’t that mean they're being treated properly enough and are pretty satisfied or content with their new way of life?

*Notes:
- This is part 69 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 68
- Anime army art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic was chosen to represent the people of Fantasia rebelling if they didn't like the Spades Kingdom

So Tired - Take A Break From This Life, This World

Friday, March 31, 2017 No comments:
“Oh man, there’s more? Seriously, when will this end? I’m sick of this. Argh, so frustrating.”

“What’s up with you now? Complaining again, I see. I’m not even surprised anymore.”

“You would too if you had to deal with this. Stop mocking me, okay? Just go away and leave me alone.”

“Oh, stop being so melodramatic. I’m not mocking you. What’s up with you anyway? What’s your problem now?”

“Work, work and more work. I’m so tired, you know. I just can’t take it anymore. I just want to sleep. Forever. When will this end?

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Sometimes, I just want to sleep forever and never wake up. Someone, help me, please

“Well, you do look weary and exhausted.”

“That’s ‘cause I am.”

“What are you going to do about it then?”

“I don’t know. Is there anything I can do about this?”

“Why don’t you just give it a break then? Rest. Sleep.”

“I would if I could. It’s not that easy though. There’s just so much to do, but so little time.”

“Don’t overwork yourself. You need to rest too. No wonder you’re exhausted if you keep trying to do everything all at once. Take it easy. It’s okay to rest once in a while.”

“Is it, really?”

“Sure, why not?”

“What about all this then? I still have so much to do.”

“Oh, don’t mind that for now. Here, I’ll help you, okay?”

“Really? Wow, thanks. You’re awesome. Did I say that yet? Because you are, you know?”

“Thank you. You’re not half bad yourself even if you drive me crazy a lot of the time.”

*Notes:
- Anime girl art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the character in the story who is feeling tired and needs help

How Do I Know You're Not Lying To Me?

Saturday, March 25, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "How do I know what I'm seeing is real?" or "Believe what you see, but what if it's all lies?"

Previously, in this series, East readily and willingly offers to bring West to Fantasia and even to the Spades Kingdom so the latter could see what is really going on and find out for sure who is telling the truth and who is lying.

Well, you know what they say, ‘seeing is believing’. You never know who’s lying or not so it’s best to confirm this for yourself, no? Let’s see what West has to say about that:
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West’s lip is bitten. It looks like the Superhero is actually considering the offer. Maybe. “Uh, they're not gonna lie, are they? I mean, they're not being threatened to say or to pretend that they like being part of the Spades Kingdom?

"Or, like, maybe they're just saying all these nice stuff so they won’t get in trouble or something,” West says, sounding concerned and unsure.

East stares at West in complete and utter disbelief before promptly face-palming and then sighing. “Azure, that is absurd,” East started to say.

*Notes:
- This is part 68 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 67
- Anime girl with azure hair and dress pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic was chosen to represent the 'Azure' nickname that East calls West

Looking For Someone Who Cares

Sunday, March 19, 2017 No comments:
“This is crazy. This is so utterly pointless. I don’t even know why I’m still doing this. I want to stop it already. Because it hurts so, so much. I just want to be free. Let me be free. Let me break away from these chains. Who wants to be controlled? I just want my voice to be heard, I just want someone who will understand. Why does it hurt so much?”

(sigh) “I’m sorry. I don’t have any of the answers that you seek.”

“Is that all you’re going to say?”

“What do you want me to say? Were you expecting me to comfort you? I’m sorry.”
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(surprised, sad stare) “Oh, I see. Of course, you don’t care. Well. That’s fine. Perfectly fine. I don’t care either.” (a shake of the head, eyes tightly closed)

“Ah, please don’t cry. I-”

(angry, hurt glare) “Go away. I’m not crying. I don’t need you. Just leave me be.”

“No, wait. Look, I’m sorry. You misunderstand me. I only meant that- I mean, I do care. I just- I’m really horrible at this, at comforting people, I mean. I- I never know what to say, what to do. I’m sorry I’m useless. But, please, know that at least one person cares about you. I do care. I just don’t know how to express it.”

*Notes:
- Saber from Fate Stay/Night anime art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the two characters in the story - the one who is crying and the one who is trying to comfort them

Let's Take A Trip To Fantasia

Monday, March 13, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "Come with me to Fantasia, Azure".

Oh, hey, look, seems like the tension between East and West is rising. Again. Wonder what’s gonna happen now?

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They're both trying not to snap at each other and to just stay calm, but it’s unclear how long that’s going to last.

Previously, West demanded to know if East thinks that the people from the kingdoms that were against the Spades King were actually lying when they explained the situation to the Superhero.

East quickly backtracked and shook his head. “No, Azure. I only meant that, perhaps, they might be mistaken-” East abruptly stopped and backtracked again.

“Ah, no, I mean, would it not be better if you confirm this yourself? If you go to Fantasia and speak to all the people there, then you will know the truth for sure, yes?”

West frowns. “I’m not welcome in Fantasia or in the Spades Kingdom.” The western Superhero eventually said after a moment of silence.

“I can take you there myself, Azure,” East offers.

*Notes:
- This is part 67 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 66
- Image is Beast Deity, Azure Dragon from the Cardfight!! Vanguard TCG card game from Amazon.com
- Pic was chosen to represent the 'Azure' nickname that East calls West

Does It Matter If You Talk Too Much?

Monday, March 06, 2017 No comments:
“I swear, I can’t do it. I just can’t. I keep trying, but I can’t.”

“Can’t do what?”

“I mean, I try and I try and I try some more, but still, I just can’t do it. It’s like all my efforts amount to nothing, nothing at all.”

“What is it? Don’t panic, okay? Just calm down. Now, tell me what’s wrong?”

“I just can’t be brevity even if my life depended on it. It’s terrible and absolutely frustrating.”

“You can’t be what now? What did you just say?”

“Brevity. You know, what William Shakespeare said in that play of his. Hamlet, I think. He said and I quote, ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’.”
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“Oh, that. You used that word incorrectly in your previous sentence.”

“I don’t care. Stop laughing. Ugh, forget how I used the word. You get my point, don’t you? I can’t be brief and concise and short no matter how much I try and try. I still end up saying a whole litany of things.”

“That’s because you like to ramble on and on and on.”

“Hey, you make it sound like such a bad thing. Oh no, it is bad, isn’t it? What do I do? Make it stop, please.”

“There’s nothing wrong with that. Not much anyway, not when you’re talking about important stuff. Just take it easy, okay? And stop worrying over crazy things like this. This shouldn’t even be an issue.”

“Well, yeah, but- I get the feeling no one wants to listen to me and I feel invisible and alone and-”

“Oh, honestly, I’m here, aren’t I? And I’m listening to you. I always listen even if you drive me crazy. What more do you want?”

*Notes:
- Two people walking and talking art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the two people in the story who are also talking

Don't Know What To Believe In Anymore

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "How do I know who is lying to me?" and "How do I know who is telling me the truth?"

Previously, in this series, West claimed that the people in Fantasia didn’t really want to be one with Spades Kingdom. Apparently, there was some vote-rigging and who knows what else going on over there. But, is that really true? What does East have to say about that?

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East frowns at hearing West’s words in the previous post, starting to get angry, but trying to remain calm. “And how are you knowing this for sure, Azure? Have you spoken to the people in Fantasia?”

“Or did you just hear this from the western kingdoms and their media and even from the Diamonds rulers as well as from those nearby kingdoms that are clearly against Spades Kingdom and would undoubtedly want to present the Spades King in a bad light?”

East tried hard not to make the words sound like an accusation, but it’s unclear whether that was successful or not.

West scowls. “Are you saying that they lied to me?” The words were said in a snapping tone of voice, a hint of anger lacing them.

*Notes:
- This is part 66 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 65
- Image is Falcon Knight of the Azure from the Cardfight!! Vanguard TCG card game from Amazon.com
- Pic was chosen to represent the 'Azure' nickname that East calls West

What Are You Afraid Of?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 No comments:
“Hey, exactly how long are you gonna keep staring at that?”

“What?”

“You heard me.”

“What’s it to you? Does it matter?”

“Of course, it does. You’re wasting time, you know? Just open it already. Go on, get to it.”

“But I don’t want to.”

“Do you really expect me to believe that? Are you telling me that you aren’t the least bit curious about this? Don’t you want to know what’s inside this envelope? Don’t you want to see the answers, the results?”

“Well, yes, but, I’m scared.”

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It's so easy to say, 'don't be afraid,' but it's just not
that easy. I'm really scared and I don't know how
or where to find the courage to overcome this fear

“See, I told you- wait, what? You’re what now?”

“I’m scared.”

“Of what? What’s there to be afraid of? Gracious, it’s just a package, an envelope. It’s not going to bite.”

“I know that. I mean that I want to know. But I don’t want to either. I’m just- I’m afraid, okay? I’m scared of what I’ll see when I open this. I’m scared of what I’ll find out.”

“Don’t be scared, all right? Have courage.”

“Where do I get that?”

“What?”

“Courage. Where can I get some? It’s easy to say ‘don’t be afraid,’ but I just can’t help it. I am scared. Very much so. Even if it might seem strange or weird, I just am. What do you want me to do?”

“You know what you should do. Overcome your fear then just open the package already.”

“I can’t do it. I just can’t. I’m scared.”

“Yes, I know. You said that already. You keep repeating your words.”

“Because you’re not listening. Just go away. Leave me alone. Who cares anyway? Who cares if I’m feeling like this? No one does. So don’t pretend that you do.”

*Notes:
- Scared Anime girl art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the character in the story who is feeling scared

Does Fantasia Really Want To Be With The Spades Kingdom?

Thursday, February 16, 2017 No comments:
In the last episode of this series, we just found out from East that the people in Fantasia apparently chose to separate from the Diamonds Kingdom and become a part of the Spades Kingdom instead.

But if that’s the truth, then what exactly is the problem? If the people of Fantasia were the ones who made the decision, then what is there to complain about? It’s their life. Shouldn’t they have the right to be able to choose as they see fit?

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West believes that the people of Fantasia didn't
really vote to be with the Spades Kingdom. Is this true?

It looks like we’re still missing a lot of details when it comes to this story, so let’s see what else we can learn in this post.

“Uff, don’t call me Sapphire,” West says, in response to East’s words in the previous post. West frowns, almost, but not quite, scowling or perhaps that facial expression was actually a pout. “And that so-called unanimous vote was totally rigged.”

“Spa-” West started to say before quickly stopping. “Someone,” there was emphasis on the word and you could practically see and hear it being italicized, “Obviously rigged the results and made it seem like the people of Fantasia wanted to be one with the Spades Kingdom. But that’s, like, totally, completely not true at all.”

*Notes:
- This is part 65 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 64
- Blue-haired girl wearing blue-colored dress is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent 'Sapphire,' the nickname or term of endearment that East calls West

You’re Not Alone

Friday, February 10, 2017 No comments:
You stand alone at the edge of a precipice, tears falling down your face.

The winds blow harshly, ruffling your hair and your clothes.

The rain pours down in torrents, drenching you, soaking you to the bone.

The sky is dark as night, filled with nothing but darkness, an endless sea of black and more black.

This hope- it drains from you, and this light- you continue to seek it.

But it’s nowhere to be found.

And you think, why does any of this matter anyway?

You wonder why you keep trying, why you’re still here when everything’s a mess, when nothing comes of it.

You wonder why you’re such a failure. You wonder what would happen if you just let go and welcome oblivion.

You wonder if the other side is better. You wonder why you can’t find out.

You debate your choices.

But someone else makes the decision for you.

He approaches you, seemingly from out of nowhere, and wraps his arms around you. You return the embrace and cry your heart out in his arms.

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Sometimes, it can be really easy to forget that we're
not alone, that there's someone out there who cares. Don't give up

“Hey,” he says, smiling down at you, “Guess what? You’re not alone.”

You stare up at him, surprise and shock evident in your features. You try to speak, but no words come out and you wonder what you can say to that.

It doesn’t matter. Because he holds you tighter then presses a kiss to your lips, and, suddenly, the world doesn’t seem so bad after all and maybe, just maybe, things will start looking up now, at least you hope so.

Additional info: Yes, it would be nice if no one was ever alone. But, and it’s really quite unfortunate, there are some people that are alone or are feeling lonely even if they don’t want to be alone.

There are also those who might think that they’re alone and they would need to be reassured that they’re not alone, that there’s someone who cares about them and that will be there for them no matter what.

*Notes:
- Anime couple kissing art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the couple kissing in the short story

Why Did Fantasia Leave The Diamonds Kingdom?

Saturday, February 04, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "The reason why Fantasia decided to be one with the Spades Kingdom?"

In the last episode of this series, we were able to find out that the Diamonds Queen and the Spades King were actually siblings and Fantasia originally belonged to the Spades Kingdom, but it was now a part of the Diamonds Kingdom.

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The Diamonds Queen was actually the sister of the Spades King

East interrupted West’s explanation in the previous post, so now let’s listen to what the former has to say about this topic.

“Yes, that’s right, Sapphire,” East says. “But, for whatever reason-” East deliberately chose not to state anything specific, hoping to reason with West and not get into a fight.

The people in Fantasia, comprising of both the Spades and Diamonds Citizens, as well as some minorities from the other kingdoms, all voted unanimously to become one with the Spades Kingdom again,” East explains.

“They all wished to return and be a part of the Spades Kingdom again,” East clarifies in case West didn’t get the words. “You cannot deny that, Sapphire.”

*Notes:
- This is part 64 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 63
- Girl wearing crown art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the Diamonds Queen, the sister of the Spades King

The Real Reason Why It Feels Like My Life's Falling Apart

Sunday, January 29, 2017 No comments:
“Oh man, I swear, I can’t take this anymore. I just can’t. Please, make it stop. Argh. I feel like I could just cry.”

“Hey, what’s wrong? Come on, calm down, will you? Don’t panic. Now, tell me what’s wrong.”

“You really wanna know what’s wrong?”

“Yes. Now, tell me.”

“It’s hot.”

“Oh, I see- wait, what?”

“Didn’t you hear me? Should I say it again? I said it’s hot.”

“I heard you just fine. It’s just- you’re telling me you’re acting like your whole life’s falling apart all because it’s hot? What the?”

“Well, it’s true. It’s really hot. I feel like I’m going to keel over or something. I swear, I’ll do anything just to get some snow and ice cream. I want ice cream. Lots. Could so totally eat like gallons of ice cream with different flavors.”
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“I can’t believe this. I can’t believe you.”

“What, are you telling me you don’t feel hot at all? You don’t want ice cream at all? Seriously, who doesn’t want ice cream especially in this hot summer weather?”

“If I get you some ice cream, will you stop being so melodramatic about this?”

“Hey, I’m not being melo-melo- whatever you just said... Will you really get me some ice cream?”

“Yes.”

“Lots?”

“Yes.”

“Can I pick the flavors?”

“Yes. Just stop driving me crazy... I don’t know why I put up with you.”

“Hey, thanks. Swear, you’re awesome. Like, seriously.”

*Notes:
- Girl with ice cream art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the ice cream that one of the characters wants to have because of the hot summer weather

The Real Owner Of Fantasia

Monday, January 23, 2017 No comments:
Previously, in this series, West just admitted that Fantasia actually does belong to the Spades Kingdom.

If that’s the case and even West knows that, then why does West want the Spades King to return Fantasia to the Diamonds Kingdom? Why would West side with the Diamonds rulers?

“But,” West says, adding to what the Superhero said in the last post, "The Diamonds Queen is the older sister of the Spades King. She’s originally from the Spades Kingdom.

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When the Diamonds Queen got married, her father gave away Fantasia as her dowry

"When she got married to the Diamonds King, her father, the former Spades King, gave away Fantasia to the Diamonds Kingdom as her dowry. So, Fantasia is now part of-"

West is interrupted by East, but before we listen to whatever East says, now would be a good time to note that Fantasia is actually located in between the Spades Kingdom and the Diamonds Kingdom.

If you cross this land, you can get to the other kingdom and vice versa. In short, the kingdoms of Spades and Diamonds share a border via Fantasia.

*Notes:
- This is part 63 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 62
- Girl in wedding dress art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the Diamonds Queen when she got married to the Diamonds King

You Can't Save The World

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 No comments:
Hey, are you really all that arrogant that you think you can easily save the world all on your own?You’re powerful, yes, but not that powerful.

Your strength and your magic aren't enough to save the world. You can’t do it alone and that’s a fact. What makes you think that you can?

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Even with all your magic and powers, do you really think you can save the world on your own?

Why are you so smug and full of yourself? It’s not cute at all, you know? It’s annoying. Why do you push me away? Why do you insist on working on your own?

Your magic isn’t strong enough. Don’t delude yourself into thinking that it is. Why do you have to antagonize me all the time? Why can’t we work together?

I know we haven’t always gotten along. I know we have our differences, our fights. Oh, those horrid, terrible fights.

Remember how they all thought the world was going to end thanks to us (yes, yes, that’s how powerful we are with our magical weapons and our magical abilities)?

But we can be friends. We can get along. You and I both know that. But, perhaps you’ve forgotten? Have you forgotten our friendship?

*Notes:
- Magical girl with staff art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com

What Is Fantasia?

Saturday, January 14, 2017 No comments:
In the last episode of this series, West talks about Fantasia, saying something about asking the Spades King to give back Fantasia to the Diamonds Kingdom.

But what exactly is going on though? What did the Spades King do? Why did he take Fantasia? Did he really take Fantasia? Did the Diamonds Kingdom do anything to get the Spades King to take Fantasia?

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But, before we find out more, let’s start with clarifying exactly what Fantasia is. Simply put, Fantasia is the name of a piece of land or town or city or, eh, you get the point.

Anyway, let’s get back to East and West’s conversation.

East frowns somewhat upon hearing West’s words in the previous post, but the superhero tries to remain calm. After all, they'd agreed to talk about these things in a peaceful manner.

“Look, Sapphire, Fantasia originally belonged to the Spades Kingdom, all right? This is fact. You know this, don’t you?” East says.

West frowns a bit at hearing that, but still tries to talk things over and remain calm, trying not to snap in anger. “Uh-huh." West nods.

*Notes:
- This is part 62 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 61
- Girl with blue hair and eyes in a sapphire-colored dress anime pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the Sapphire nickname that East calls West

Higher Creed Song Quote Analysis

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 No comments:
"‘Cause there’s a hunger, a longing to escape from the life I live when I’m awake."
- Higher (song by Creed)

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Higher is a song sung by Creed. It’s track number 7 on the music album entitled Human Clay. It was written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp.

What do you think about this song? The entirety of Higher sounds pretty depressing when you really look at it. But let’s focus our attention on the quote mentioned above, which is also depressing.

The words from the song Higher by Creed just scream sadness and pain and despair. Feeling hungry like you’re starving - this isn’t just about food.

Maybe you’re feeling hungry for love and understanding. Or maybe it is about a literal hunger and you’re feeling that way because you’re having some financial problems.

“Longing to escape” - if you were happy, you wouldn’t feel like wanting to escape, right?

But if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of your problems, if you feel like you can’t take this anymore, then you’d want to escape and just leave everything behind, right?

If reality is too cold, cruel and harsh for you, then you’d want to leave, you’d want to escape from your horrid life.

And this makes this quote from Creed even more depressing - because it implies that your dreams, that fantasy, is much better than reality and that you’d rather sleep forever than wake up and face the nightmare that your life has become.

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by sinvia (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- YouTube video features the Higher song by Creed

I Forgive You, I'm Not Mad At You

Sunday, January 08, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "Hey, East, don't get mad, but, Diamonds called and they want Fantasia back."

In the last episode of this series, we saw how worried West was at unintentionally saying something that might cause the 2 Superheroes to fight. Again. Needless to say, West was hoping that East would let the matter go and that the latter would not get angry. What will East do?

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East nods at West, smiling slightly and letting West’s slip of the tongue go because East saw that West clearly didn’t mean to say that. West was even smiling apologetically, so East just says, “Yes.”

West grins at that, looking very pleased. The western Superhero looks almost like their usual cheerful self again.

“Great, why don’t we start with Fantasia then? Can’t you get the Spades King to return Fantasia to the Diamonds Kingdom?” West asks, without trying to make the words into an accusation.

West was not blaming East for anything, was merely asking the Superhero to help. Not wanting to make East mad, West quickly backtracks and adds, “You know, ‘cause Fantasia does belong to Diamonds Kingdom, right?” West smiles and hopes that East isn’t mad.

*Notes:
- This is part 61 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 60
- Smiling girl and boy anime pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent East and West smiling at each other

Where Is The Place Where You Belong?

Thursday, January 05, 2017 No comments:
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“Welcome back. How was your trip? You’ve been gone for a long time now.”

“Fine.”

“Is that so?”

“Yeah.”

“Did you find what you’re looking for?”

“No.”

“Come on, what’s the matter with you? You keep giving one-word answers. You could at least elaborate. What happened? And what do you mean that you didn’t find what you were looking for?”

“I didn’t find it.”

“And then?”

“Then what?”

“You’re still being stingy with your words. Explain further, man. Speak up, will you?”

“What do you want me to say? That I had fun? That it was the best trip ever? That I’m so happy and that I found what I’m looking for? Well, keep hoping because none of that happened.”

“Uh-”

“I scoured and searched the entire world, went from place to place, city to city, country to country, met so many different people, seen so many different things and yet I still haven’t found it. I still haven’t found the place where I belong. I’m beginning to believe that there is no such thing. Looks like I belong nowhere.”

“Oh, man. Haven’t you realized it yet?”

“What are you talking about? Are you mocking me?”

“No. I mean, you do belong somewhere.”

“Where? And how do you know?”

“I’ve always known. I was hoping you would get it after going on your soul-searching trip.”

“What exactly am I supposed to get?”

“The answer to your question.”

“Which is?”

“You belong here.”

“Wh-what?”

“Here. Home. This is where you belong. You can travel anywhere you want and stay away as long as you like, but you’re always welcome back home.”

*Notes:
- Pic is a screenshot from the Children Who Chase Lost Voices anime from Amazon.com

Please Don’t Start A Fight, I Really Didn’t Mean To Say That, Can You Forgive Me?

Monday, January 02, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "You did not see that. You did not hear that. Ignore this mistake, please" and "Mistake? What mistake?"

When we last left our Superheroes, East had just spoken and asked West if the 2 could stop fighting and just talk and try to settle their problems in a peaceful and diplomatic way. What does West have to say to that? Will West agree?

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West nods in agreement and in response to East’s words in the previous post. “Okay, I agree, but don’t call me 'Blueberry.' Let’s talk. I don’t wanna fight either, East.

“And the rulers of the Clubs Kingdom and the Hearts Kingdom and the others near the Visible Demarcation Line, they want peaceful negotiations too, but, well, Spades, I mean some people-” West abruptly stopped talking and amended the words that were supposed to be spoken.

“I mean, it’s hard to settle things peacefully ‘cause of all the fights and tensions, but we can work something out, yeah?” West smiles, hoping East will let the unintentional slip of the tongue go. The Superhero didn’t mean to say that and West really didn’t want to fight with East.

*Notes:
- This is part 60 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 59
- Image is a screenshot of Canada from season 4 of the Hetalia: World Series anime series from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent West being all flustered at having made a mistake