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Kajiura - Noi! (Madoka Magica Rebellion Lyrics)

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Wow, looking at the two translations, you definitely get a sense of what’s going on. You can see a key in a bottle during the imagery-heavy scenes before and during Homura’s gondola ride, though idk the exact significance.

Some people think that “long needle, short needle” refers to a clock, which is extremely fitting if you consider that Homura is looking for a way to turn the clock back once more.

Oooh, I hadn’t even thought of that.  That’s really good, and definitely adds a bit of that taunting feel to it.  “How do you go back?  You want to try it again?  Too bad!  Missed your chance.  Gott ist tot, and it’s all your fault.”  Also, changing all those “Na”s to “Noi” has that implication that they’re the ones causing the impossibility of salvation, and by extension, Homura does it all to herself.  This is starting to sound more and more accusatory as we go.  Still wish I knew what was up with that key line, though…

Yup. The Clara Dolls kicking away the pink spool of thread serves to reinforce that idea to me.

It is done.  My friend decided that he’d opt for efficiency and certainty over pride and ambition.  Long story short, he got his entire grad school cohort in on this.  I’m talking like 8-10 people, including some native German speakers.  This is hysterical.  Leave it to Friend #3 to go that overkill.  Results are interesting, though.  They have a consensus on their expected translation, based on it making the most grammatical sense of anything they can think of.  They had one complaint, though: they have no idea what it means.  So this is where we, the Madoka Magica fanbase, would come in.  Make your meaning of it.  Leave comments on your thoughts, if you want.  I’d certainly enjoy hearing them.  So without further ado, here’s their group consensus:

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(As you probably guessed, the right side is their margin of error.  Some pieces they weren’t certain on, and sort of took their best guess at it.  But there’s that one line where they just had no idea and worked with what they could based on grammar and pure assumption.  Make of that what you will.)

(Source: findingmadoka)

no-ifs-ands-or-butter asked:

You might've seen it already but you should check out the Australian peacock spider

iguanamouth:

 yo ive heard about these spiders but theres always room for more info letssss look em up

alright so the maratus, or the peacock spider, is a group of tiny baby little jumping spiders which are all somehow not venomous despite most of them living in australia

of course theyre probably more worried about other spiders stepping on them than anything because both the male and females of this genus only grow up to 5 mm, or about the width of my pinky nail. probably not yours though. i have small hands

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there are currently 43 known species of peacock spiders, and where these little cuties get their name from is the colorful display the males show off during mating rituals - a small flap over the abdomen is lifted up over the spiders body to reveal gorgeous patterns that differ between species

now im not generally one for spiders, but youve got to admit these things are more than pretty enough to make up for it

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and the displays themselves are absolutely ridiculous - the colorful flap is vibrated at a high speed and the spiders go absolutely nuts with their  legs, waving them like theyre trying to direct an airplane. i definitely recommend checking them out, if you can stomach the idea of a tiny weird spider trying to get laid through dance

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disneypixar:

A trip down sensory lane.

Filmmakers take note- This five second scene not only fully describes a characters backstory, but the entire reason he acts the way he acts through the film, taking him from a villain to a sympathetic character and justifying a total reversal of his actions in the present. In five seconds, this movie does for the development of a character more than most movies do in two hours. This is why you should be studying Disney and Pixar along with Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick, and ignoring professors and elitist students who deride them as “kids stuff.”

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