The musings of a student striving to be a teacher, artist, author, cosplayer, and superhero.

Hey all! You can call me Cloud. Go ahead and hit me up with messages or what have you. I love meeting people and whatnot.

You're probably going to want to savior the tag "#cloud laughing alone with salad" when you get the chance.

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cloven:

okay no I needed another Suga birthday picture where he’s getting love bECAUSE THIS TEAM LOVES HIM SO MUCH
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cloven:

okay no I needed another Suga birthday picture where he’s getting love bECAUSE THIS TEAM LOVES HIM SO MUCH

Zankyou no terror or Tokyo ghoul 

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inkypop:

I got tagged on Facebook for this so I figured I’d crosspost it to tumblr, too. Here’s the five selfies that I like myself in, alternately titled, “Quill can’t ever pick a hairstyle.”

Wow look at this babe.

cloud-killed-by-doors:

Trying to make pancakes at 2am more like where did I go wrong.



inkypop reblogged this from cloud-killed-by-doors and added:I LEFT YOU ALONE FOR FIVE MINUTES
cancerouspsychosis said: how do you go so wrong buddy are you okay



What is happening to my world.
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cloud-killed-by-doors:

Trying to make pancakes at 2am more like where did I go wrong.

inkypop reblogged this from cloud-killed-by-doors and added:I LEFT YOU ALONE FOR FIVE MINUTES

cancerouspsychosis said: how do you go so wrong buddy are you okay

What is happening to my world.

Trying to make pancakes at 2am more like where did I go wrong.
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Trying to make pancakes at 2am more like where did I go wrong.

Night out with the bae.

Night out with the bae.

Why yes, small town residents, I also enjoy your “country music.”

[loudly plays the Haikyuu!! ending out of car speakers]

My opinions about Tokyo Ghoul are a lot more complicated, and sort of take some back story. Quill and I started watching Tokyo Ghoul when it came out, and holy shit it blew us away. When we started, it was sort of like a realistic Attack on Titan for us. Like, you’ve got people eating people (gruesomely) and the main character has domain in both worlds… except when the main character realizes that he’s in both worlds, he legitimately panics. I loved that panic. It felt so raw and real, and really gave Kaneki depth. Usually, when a main character hits that anxiety, it makes the character seem really weak, but with Tokyo Ghoul, his fears were so understandable. He was suddenly immersed in this horribly violent world, and he hated it, and his hatred for it was so raw and easy to relate to.And the beautiful animation really helped to drive that intensity forward.  We started reading the manga because the show was so amazing after episode 3…we just wanted more of it. But even after reading the manga, the black-and-white pages can’t quite capture the intensity of actually seeing the animation of someone’s face get peeled off slightly during a fight.So we read the manga…well, a good chunk of it, anyway. We got through the first arc, into the Gourmet arc, and sort of hit a wall with reading it. We heard from a few people that the Gourmet arc was sort of the hardest to get through due to some pacing issues, and we definitely felt that, so we backed off from reading it. Still, it’s an amazingly solid manga, and it’s still so deliciously brutal. Unlike with SnK, I never felt desensitized to the brutality, which just always makes the series seem so intriguingly grotesque, at times. Then, yesterday’s episode (Episode 4) of Tokyo Ghoul came out, and after reading the manga, the anime seems so… painful, to be honest. There are plenty of solo-reviews out there for the episode, because a lot of the manga readers were incredibly disappointed in it, and many of the anime-only viewers were painfully confused by the pacing. The episode felt so sloppy and rushed, and missed out on so many key points in the series… without giving away too many spoilers, it was genuinely disappointing, and sort of left me wishing that I hadn’t gone ahead to read the manga (and, to me, no series should ever make you feel that way).It didn’t help that we watched the new episode after we watched ZnT, so we were not only comparing the show to its own manga, but to the animation style of something way out of Tokyo Ghoul’s league (no offense to TG lovers, but you can’t argue that there’s a huge animation difference between the two shows.)Sorry for the incredibly long response, but the tl;dr version is that Tokyo Ghoul is definitely a great series, and the animation is really brutal and intriguing, but at this point, I’d suggest reading the manga first. I’m not saying to bypass the anime in general, but reading the manga first will make you a more critical anime viewer. That way, you can appreciate the animation, while still knowing the character development that the anime is seriously lacking.Again, sorry for the dumbly lengthy response, but I got really passionate about Tokyo Ghoul after yesterday’s episode and haven’t had a good outlet to express my anime-angst yet ;u; <3
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My opinions about Tokyo Ghoul are a lot more complicated, and sort of take some back story.

Quill and I started watching Tokyo Ghoul when it came out, and holy shit it blew us away. When we started, it was sort of like a realistic Attack on Titan for us. Like, you’ve got people eating people (gruesomely) and the main character has domain in both worlds… except when the main character realizes that he’s in both worlds, he legitimately panics. I loved that panic. It felt so raw and real, and really gave Kaneki depth. Usually, when a main character hits that anxiety, it makes the character seem really weak, but with Tokyo Ghoul, his fears were so understandable. He was suddenly immersed in this horribly violent world, and he hated it, and his hatred for it was so raw and easy to relate to.

And the beautiful animation really helped to drive that intensity forward.  We started reading the manga because the show was so amazing after episode 3…we just wanted more of it. But even after reading the manga, the black-and-white pages can’t quite capture the intensity of actually seeing the animation of someone’s face get peeled off slightly during a fight.

So we read the manga…well, a good chunk of it, anyway. We got through the first arc, into the Gourmet arc, and sort of hit a wall with reading it. We heard from a few people that the Gourmet arc was sort of the hardest to get through due to some pacing issues, and we definitely felt that, so we backed off from reading it. Still, it’s an amazingly solid manga, and it’s still so deliciously brutal. Unlike with SnK, I never felt desensitized to the brutality, which just always makes the series seem so intriguingly grotesque, at times.

Then, yesterday’s episode (Episode 4) of Tokyo Ghoul came out, and after reading the manga, the anime seems so… painful, to be honest. There are plenty of solo-reviews out there for the episode, because a lot of the manga readers were incredibly disappointed in it, and many of the anime-only viewers were painfully confused by the pacing. The episode felt so sloppy and rushed, and missed out on so many key points in the series… without giving away too many spoilers, it was genuinely disappointing, and sort of left me wishing that I hadn’t gone ahead to read the manga (and, to me, no series should ever make you feel that way).

It didn’t help that we watched the new episode after we watched ZnT, so we were not only comparing the show to its own manga, but to the animation style of something way out of Tokyo Ghoul’s league (no offense to TG lovers, but you can’t argue that there’s a huge animation difference between the two shows.)

Sorry for the incredibly long response, but the tl;dr version is that Tokyo Ghoul is definitely a great series, and the animation is really brutal and intriguing, but at this point, I’d suggest reading the manga first. I’m not saying to bypass the anime in general, but reading the manga first will make you a more critical anime viewer. That way, you can appreciate the animation, while still knowing the character development that the anime is seriously lacking.

Again, sorry for the dumbly lengthy response, but I got really passionate about Tokyo Ghoul after yesterday’s episode and haven’t had a good outlet to express my anime-angst yet ;u; <3

There are a ton of things that I really like about Zankyou no Terror, and to be honest, I think it might be my favorite show that&#8217;s coming out this season (and is slowly becoming a contender for one of my favorite shows of all time.)What gets me the most about it is the pacing. I read a review of it today that really hit it perfectly, I think; it&#8217;s paced like a book. The suspense aspect of the series is coupled with this eerie calm. It&#8217;s suspense, sure, but it&#8217;s not anxious, it&#8217;s not nerve-wracking, and the environment it takes place in is absolutely beautiful.
In addition, I like that there&#8217;s no manga for it, which is really weird, but I like that we can&#8217;t compare the show to the manga accuracy (and after the newest episode of Tokyo Ghoul, I&#8217;m so happy to have a show without a manga to compare it to). It also means that you can&#8217;t really hit manga spoilers for it, which sort of eliminates SnK problems.
I&#8217;m just thrilled about watching each new episode, and it&#8217;s blowing the animation/art style of a lot of the competitor shows (Tokyo Ghoul, Re:Hamatora) out of the water.
Sorry for the long reply, but I&#8217;m really excitable ;u;
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There are a ton of things that I really like about Zankyou no Terror, and to be honest, I think it might be my favorite show that’s coming out this season (and is slowly becoming a contender for one of my favorite shows of all time.)

What gets me the most about it is the pacing. I read a review of it today that really hit it perfectly, I think; it’s paced like a book. The suspense aspect of the series is coupled with this eerie calm. It’s suspense, sure, but it’s not anxious, it’s not nerve-wracking, and the environment it takes place in is absolutely beautiful.

In addition, I like that there’s no manga for it, which is really weird, but I like that we can’t compare the show to the manga accuracy (and after the newest episode of Tokyo Ghoul, I’m so happy to have a show without a manga to compare it to). It also means that you can’t really hit manga spoilers for it, which sort of eliminates SnK problems.

I’m just thrilled about watching each new episode, and it’s blowing the animation/art style of a lot of the competitor shows (Tokyo Ghoul, Re:Hamatora) out of the water.

Sorry for the long reply, but I’m really excitable ;u;