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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