The giant head can only carry us so far in our search for answers.
Our habit of solving puzzles only to miss the solution continues.
For a brief, shining moment, I felt like THE SMARTEST PERSON TO EVER LIVE. And then I didn’t.
There is no greater risk than the one I create.
Hell is full of SECRETS.
Toshizo Fucking Hijikata swaggers up to center court.
I like to imagine Harada calmly pops his neck and rolls his shoulders while sizing up his opponent, but I like to imagine a lot of things about Sanosuke Harada.
fuckin’ hell look at him
suddenly, a ninja
dude, if you think for ONE GODDAMN SECOND I’m walking away from this…
Somehow he doesn’t follow this up by punching me in the face and smoke bombing out of here with me over his shoulder.
Honestly, that would’ve bumped Yamazaki up like two notches in my book.
oh shit I’m swooning
fuck why are you suddenly so awesome too
DON’T SHOOT MY NINJA YOU FLAK JACKET POTATO
I think this one might actually be my fault. What can I even DO in this situation?????
Hijikata tells them there’s no chance they just walk out of here with all the Shinsengumi in the area.
Kazama informs him otherwise.
It’s a full body shudder, one that basically drops me on the ground with nothing on me working anymore.
We really don’t deserve you, Harada.
…you really don’t deserve me, Hijikata.
God, I’m so sorry.
Why are they here for me?
If I say no, are you going to cut me or something?
POLAMALU IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I FIRST WROTE THIS THAT THE NICKNAME I GAVE YOU NO LONGER HAS ANY CULTURAL RELEVANCE NO
do demons die of old age as the world passes them by
asking for a friend
I’d prefer not tbh
And a TRULY INCREDIBLE sound happens, somewhere between a paTANG and kaSHIRNG and–
I did know, I just neglected to tell everyone else about it because Okita told me and then I had one of those really uncomfortable flash/forward visions and had to go have a liedown.
I LOVE PARADES
Of course, that’s a Shinsengumi task, not a Terrified Lady In A Closet task.
I get to go?
I LOVE PARADES
What kind of shit parade do you run here, Hijikata
I have to go
or everyone else does
one or the other
I FEEL LIKE I WAS LIED TO
WELL I’M NOT HERE TO PLAY
After a really pointless argument over who is and isn’t serious, I give Saburo his orders, which is to keep doing what he’s already doing while Kondou and his honor guard (which includes Itou, which is great, and Nagakura, which is bad, because Johnny Forearms should be out here instructing me in the finest forms of indecent dance) are making their introductions inside.
petition to replace all greetings with ‘what’s up with your dumb face’
Saburo tells me that he’s taking this seriously, and a job is a job. He’s not here to make anything personal.
God, you suck. You’re like a fourteen-year-old’s idea of a Cool Dude but you’re just an embarrassing little twerp. Your subreddit subscriptions must be a nightmare. Do you have any strong opinions on women streaming on Twitch, or should I just brain you with a shovel now?
Well, at least that’s over and I can get back to thinking about–
It’s been three months since we moved to the new headquarters of Nishi Hongwanji, and I’ve had plenty of time to learn its pathways, since my job is sweeping them, because I am a true samurai.
No, just you, Alucard.
Sanan is here, though he keeps to himself; Itou’s men all think Sanan died, so it’s important for Sanan to keep himself hidden. Fortunately, his master’s castle rearranges itself during the day so he can come out and say hello to us. I’m dreading the day the upside-down castle appears, because I’m sure none of those ceilings have ever been cleaned.
Tails is back, but he’s all weird and distracted now. He wasn’t able to find any signs of my father while he was in Edo, and since returning, he’s been weirdly somber and distant. At least Okita’s here.
Hey, you know what? 1865 fucking sucks, y’all.
oh fuck all of this
yes yes you’re all very clever
I have zero intention of explaining Kaoru’s entire deal again unless it somehow becomes relevant to my current mission.
hey babe are you a female-focused pop star’s new album ‘cause I’m about to fucking end your entire existence with a pitchfork