Magic at Heart
  • edwardspoonhands
  • kittykura28
  • teefury
  • supernaturaldaily
  • gallifraye
  • generic-nerdfighter-blog
  • fuckyeahstarkidpotter
  • faultinourstarsmovie
  • fishingboatproceeds
  • ironinkpen
  • thewayofavoice
  • thevillainphenomenon
  • cassandraclare
  • fuckyeahverypottersequel
  • effyeahnerdfighters
  • viria
  • frakfraco
  • yeahmuggleitsme
  • get-your-keys
  • ni-lun-ni-lautre
  • thetitancurse
  • fuckyeahichiruki
  • melissaanelli
  • consultingtimelordwizard
  • korranation
  • pandoras-journey
  • millenniumtinnyrod
  • potterheadproblems
  • xkit-extension
  • fuckyeahmagnusbane
  • karalija
  • the-real-team-starkid
  • dearabi
  • pepperwright
  • fuckyeahandrewsims
  • jnoe
  • adventures-in-the-lab
  • fydarrencriss
  • letterstomrpotter
  • fuckyeahmalec
  • bowlingchick2013
  • theherondaleboys
  • fuckyeahjkrowling
  • badlydrawnmortaldevices
  • hpotterfacts
  • collegeproblems
  • teefurytees
  • fyverypottermusical
  • mugglecast
  • darrenistotallyawesome
  • earth-phenomenon
  • fuckyeahedwardelric
  • dearmrpotter
  • thedailycavy
  • laners4265
  • fuckyeahalexcarpenter

When they made this particular hero, they didn’t give him a gun. They gave him a screwdriver to fix things. They didn’t give him a tank or a warship or an x-wing fighter—they gave him a box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat-ray—they gave him an extra HEART. They gave him two hearts! And that’s an extraordinary thing. There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.”
Steven Moffat

(Source: dadskills)

burdge:

ok but an anime of this manga would destroy me [x]

hpstuffs:

New back covers for the Harry Potter book series by Jonny Duddle

eeyore-needs-a-stitch:

I never noticed she drew people surrounding the flower

(Source: noworries-justdisney)

*shouts from the rooftops* takeda-sensei for the president!!! :’)

(Source: ofpiratesandsaviors)

yoshi-x2:

Durarara!! x2 key visual is now in one piece!

yoshi-x2:

Durarara!! x2 key visual is now in one piece!

(Source: durarara.com)


Everyone on our team is…strong, as they should be. (insp)

Everyone on our team is…strong, as they should be. (insp)

(Source: fallencrows)

shameless-fujoshi:

One thing I really love about Rin and his Australian parents is how they give Haruka his space before dinner. They don’t sit him down and drill him with questions (Lori and Russell probably understand his personality from all the things Rin told them over the years) but instead let him de-stress by getting to know Winnie the dog first.  Rin is probably inside catching up with his Australian parents, but they seemed to let Haruka alone to get used to the surroundings first.

image

image

Haruka was clearly (and understandably) very nervous about visiting with people that spoke English (since English is his worst subject) but when they all sit down to dinner together, Lori and Russell were so gentle when speaking to Haruka, even re-phrasing questions so that Haruka would understand better on his own.

image

image

image

And Lori used some Japanese (and mackerel) to make Haruka feel more comfortable at the table. Even though it was one Japanese word, I think the familiarity of “saba” was enough for him to feel a little more part of the conversation.

image

image

image

They never rushed him to understand what they were saying, or made any comments on his accent or the amount of Japanese he knew, instead they just patiently communicated with him, and I think that probably helped make him feel more at ease, and possibly in a small way helped raise his self-esteem later on in the episode.

I’m also really glad that Rin didn’t enable Haruka by translating everything, but trusted his Australian parents to communicate in a way Haruka could understand.

Though there were also times they allowed Rin to translate to let Rin filter how much of his crush for Haruka would show.

image

image

image

image

image

image

This homestay part was really important to me because I’ve been to quite a few homestay dinners over the years (both in Japanese and Spanish) and I’ve encountered many different types of hosts and the ones I’ve always felt more comfortable with and learned the most from are the ones that acted exactly the way Lori and Russell did. Bless Rin and his Australian parents.

hharukas:

In this place... forever... I want to keep swimming 

swimmingshotas:

image

image

Russell and Lori are very important. 

To Rin, who’s lost his father and become distant to his maternal family; there’s nothing more heartwarming than coming back to a country he lived in for a short while and being greeted with open arms.

image

Russell and Lori treat Rin like their own son and they treat Haru with the same casual, loving and friendly atmosphere. 

What Rin needed the most in his hard, insecure and lonely days in Australia was family and friendship. Lori and Russell instinctively knew that something was wrong with Rin and worried and fussed over him as any other family would do. Despite the hardships of Rin’s limited English.

image

He wasn’t treat like some kid who turned up from Japan to swim. 

image

These two wonderful parents are even treating Haru like a beloved family member, asking him how he is and about his life because they know just how important Haru is to Rin. Lori even makes sure to cook food that Haru is familiar with so he doesn’t feel as uncomfortable in this new foreign place. 

image

image

Haru has probably never experienced this sort of behavior coming from anyone but the Tachibana family so I think that with Haru being exposed to a family atmosphere is a really crucial part of his development and also, to his happiness. Haruka was in denial of his friendships and about where he stood in the world, with his introduction to Lori and Russell he’s reminded of the close bonds and ties he has to his own friends and family. This is the reason why he’s pulled out of his slump.

TLDR: This is basically just an appreciation post for Rin’s amazing Australian host family.