Calling to the Night

And All the Ashes of Men Will Remain As A Perfect Memory

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Sharing because Shinjiro was one of the few people who was actually concerned you had a cold during the typhoon (9/18 - 9/20). Also, I’m pretty sure this is the only time during the male route you will see Shinji smile like this.

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when my mom took care of babies my favorite story is about this toddler named eli who took a while to talk and everyone was concerned about it but one day my dad was like “eli, can you say ‘car’?” and he looks at my dad and goes “yes, i can. why do you ask?” 

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[Author/Source]: REGULUS from the AS doujinshi anthology. (Sites defunct). 
[Notes:] Though this initially gave me Lion King vibes, this story is more or less chock full of Buddhist beliefs and philosophy, which if you know anything about Japan, makes sense. (Pure Land Buddhism is one of the Japanese schools of Buddhism). Most of their Buddhist beliefs mix with their Shinto traditions in some way or another, too. But, anyway, approximately around 89 percent-ish of Japanese funerals are done in the Buddhist tradition, so it’s pertinent here.

The Book of the Dead refers to the Tibetan Book of the Dead that’s read to the dead or dying.

Koumyou: refers to the light that emanates from the Amitabha Buddha. This light helps change bad karma into good karma (though it does not destroy it), from what I understand.

The intermediary period (called Bardo in pure Buddhist terms) is the period that the dead person spends between death and rebirth. The number of days before Rebirth varies, but In Japan, the belief is 49 days, after which he or she will be reborn into a realm in a form that “is neither identical nor entirely different from that of the deceased” [x].

So when Shinji talks about Aki having to find him (his soul) this time around, that’s what he’s referring to.

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