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The Perks of Being a Roleplayer

Senpai finally noticed me!

…, nope.

Jadi suatu kebiasaan bagi para roleplayer berbasis forum dengan latar belakang tempat di dunia barat adalah jika melihat wajah Kaukasian yang sedap dipandang, otomatis langsung di kepalanya, “Wah, cocok dijadikan visu(alisasi)—untuk karakter selanjutnya!” Barangkali penulis-penulis yang tidak bermain roleplay pun punya cara yang sama untuk menggambarkan bagaimana karakter mereka apabila diwujudkan dalam bentuk manusia (atau gambar—anime, misal). Tapi percayalah, hanya roleplayer yang bisa lupa nama artis/model/anonym yang dipakai dan malah memanggilnya dengan nama karakter mereka!

Ini sering terjadi.

Tak sedikit pula yang kadangkala memakai wajah model/actor/anonim di sebuah forum lalu merasa ‘kenal’  dengan visualisasinya. Maklumlah, hampir setiap hari melihat, mencari render (foto baru), dan mengutak-atik foto mereka. Kadang-kadang bahkan sampai bias dengan dunia nyata seperti merasa sangat dekat dengan artis yang jadi visualisasinya. Padahal demi apa, roleplayer hanya satu dari sekian juta umat manusia yang merasakan hal yang sama (baca: fanbase).

Jadi, nih, ya. Intinya saya mau cerita soal visualisasi yang saya pakai: Kyle Patrick. Kenal kan? Vokalis The Click Five yang sekarang sedang bersolo karir. Ceritanya dia adalah visualisasi saya di forum New Indohogwarts. Saya regis sekitar dua tahun lalu, tepatnya 26 Mei 2012. Nama karakter saya itu Nathaneal Chrysander, seorang penyihir berdarah murni (karena universe-nya Hogwarts) dan masuk asrama Ravenclaw. Sekarang Neal  udah lulus dan jadi kapten kapal untuk perdagangan ke Indo-Cina yang bernama Black Jade. Pokoknya karakternya keren (…, iyain ajalah ya).

Nah, suatu hari di bulan Ramadhan, saya sedang iseng. Karena saya punya ask.fm untuk karakter, jadi salah satu foto Kyle Patrick yang awalnya pakai kemeja biasa saya edit sehingga pakai baju koko berwarna biru (referensi: Ravenclaw) dan kopiah alias peci hitam. Saya manipulasi pakai photoshop dan sempat beberapa lama dijadikan avatar juga. Saya enggak bermaksud apa-apa juga sih mengedit visu pakai pakaian ala Muslim begitu. Hanya menghormati bulan Ramadhan, eh, tahunya dia jadi tampan (….). Saya juga enggak berhak atas segala kredit gambar tersebut karena emang cari dari google. Tapi foto itu pertama kali muncul di  laman saya karena, yep, saya yang bikin =))

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Nah, tadi malam saya sedang iseng mau cari render baru Kyle Patrick. Ceritanya karena bosan sama avatar yang lama. Tiba-tiba saya nyasar di laman facebook fanpage (official) nya. Dan tahu nggak saya nemu apa? Yep. Foto editan saya. Dengan caption ‘Trying some looks’ di sana, banyak yang like dan comment. Yah, saya kagetlah! I mean, dari mana pula admin FB ini dapat foto itu? Kecuali kalau ada yang nyebar di internet setelah saya jadikan avatar, ya…..

Terus saya iseng ngecek official twitter Kyle Patrick pula. Ternyata…, dia pun posting foto itu di sana via instagramnya!

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Saya enggak tahu harus ngomong apa.

Ya, saya masih speechless.

It’s like I made a character and turns out that the visualization has so many similarities with my character! I swear I didn’t make my character based from Kyle’s real character or what. Nathaneal Chrysander is a character I made up myself!

Whoa this is too much.

The thing is, I just want to say that I edited that picture. Yea, gitu doang. And by that I never mean to offend anyone or any religion. Saya enggak tahu Kyle yang sebenarnya dapat fotonya dari mana. Mungkin dari fans, googling, atau malah dari twitter/ask.fm karakter saya.

Wah! SENPAI FINALLY NOTICE ME, I’m so happy! Kya~ (^//////^)/

…, enggak juga sih. Saya sebetulnya malu dan lain-lain karena sebetulnya agak kasihan juga. But, yeah, setelah beberapa tahun lalu sempat diucapin selamat ulang tahun via twitter oleh Hannah Marks (visu saya untuk Cherish Ignace) lalu sempat dimention Kyle Patrick waktu sesi tanya-jawab, saya harus akui ini adalah hal paling ajaib yang bisa saya alami selama menjadi roleplayer forum dengan visu manusia.

Versi Lengkapnya

Lord Mansfield: You are a man of conviction.

John Davinier: I'm trying to be. (holds Belle's hand)

Lord Mansfield: I've not changed my mind. She is to marry a gentleman.

Dido Belle: And Mister Davinier is not a gentleman?

Lord Mansfield: He is, indeed.

Dido Belle: My affections are with him, Papa.

Lord Mansfield: And that is why he should have an occupation befitting one.

Dido Belle: I wish for nothing if not to be his wife.

John Davinier & Dido Belle: (looking at each other's eyes)

Lord Mansfield: Mister Davinier, I would like you to attend my chambers in the morning. There are some matters you can assist me with.

John Davinier: Your Lordship?

Lord Mansfield: And, if you think it's a good idea..., I would like to facilitate your entry into the Inns of Court.

John Davinier: I think it is a very good idea, My Lord.

Lord Mansfield: (nodds, gives Belle look, then leaves them both with a carriage)

John Davinier: Can it be true?

Dido Belle: Of course. He sees what I see. His words were as clearer as--

John Davinoer: No. No, that your feelings for me are so? That you would be my wife? Because I can not conceive of a life without you.

Dido Belle: I love you.... For all that you are and with all that I am.

Can it be true? No. No, that your feelings for me are so? That you would be my wife? Because I can not conceive of a life without you.

Belle (2013)

So, you have a problem, bruh?
I’m sorry to say, but everyone have their own problem
And it’s never considered okay to blame on your problem when you act like a total jerk
Sorry not sorry.

Koin Emas

Jika ada yang sudah membaca cerpen saya di buku Gadis 360 Hari yang Lalu (...kok malah promo....), pasti tahu kalau cerpen itu mengambil setting di kaki gunung Manggar. Salah satu gunung tidak berapi di kabupaten Jember, Jawa Timur. Nah, bulan lalu saya kebetulan ke sana. Ceritanya pulang kampung. Benar saja, cerita soal penggalian emas di gunung itu muncul dari sebagian besar mulut orang yang kebetulan mampir atau bersilaturahmi ke rumah nenek saya. Barangkali adik saya yang usianya 6 tahun (Aziza) juga tak sengaja mendengarnya sehingga memunculkan ide-ide ajaibnya!

Aziza: Pak....

Bapak: Ya?

A: Aziza mau dibelikan ipad, yaaa.....

B: Buat apa? Aziza kan masih kecil, belum butuh ipad.

A: Buat main game!

B: Memangnya Aziza pnya uang buat beli ipad?

A: Ada! (ngeluarin tabungan recehnya) Uang Aziza ada banyak! Ada.... (diam sebentar, menoleh ke saya) ada berapa, Kak?

Saya: Seratus tiga puluh ribu.

A: Seratus tiga puluh ribu, cukup buat beli ipad?

B: Mana cukup. Masih kurang banyak.

A: Kalau gitu, Bapak ikutlah gali koin emas!

B: Hah?

A: Iya, gali koin emas di gunung situ!

B: .....

A: Nanti kalau dapat koin emas yang banyak, bisa buat beli ipad. Ya, kan, Kak?

S: Hmmm.

A: (Mulai bernyanyi) Naik-naik ke puncak gunung....

S: Tinggi..., tinggi sekali.....

A: Kiri-kanan, kulihat saja....

A & S: BANYAAAK KOIN EMASNYAAAA~

B: Kelakuan.....

Ruby Sparks: Were you disappointed when you got to know me?

Calvin Weir-Fields: How can you ask that?

Ruby Sparks: I'm such a mess.

Calvin Weir-Fields: I love your mess.

lowkeylyesmiths:

COMPLETE HOGWARTS HOUSE EVALUATION : 003. RAVENCLAW

G e n e r a l - P e r s o n a l i t y
It is quite common for Ravenclaws to hide their true selves in public. This makes them quite the mystery to the untrained eye, a curious puzzle that some may want to figure out, and with good reason. Ravenclaw is the virtuoso of the houses in Hogwarts, as they are filled with those who excel in many intellectual and artistic aspects of life. Ravenclaws are incredibly focused in every sense of the word, as they focus on the details of whatever their passion may be, and they also see the big picture well enough to know they should focus on all parts of their lives in order to achieve success. Ravenclaws are observant and curious, often preferring to watch people from a distance, rather than interact. 
P o s i t i v e - & - N e g a t i v e - T r a i t s
The most positive trait of a Ravenclaw is very often their intellect. As well as general knowledge of most things, they also tend to specialize and focus their interests, and can become like walking encyclopedias of specific areas of study or hobbies. They can get lost in this world of their own curiosities, perfectly content to stay in their own mind.
As well as this, Ravenclaws are often very easy to please, so long as they are alone. This is because they can please themselves, and they hold very high standards for others, as if they should be able to read their mind. So, when a person does not do as a Ravenclaw expects them to, they can become annoyed or bitter, thinking lower of the individual. They can be incredibly judgmental in this manner, though some more than others. Ravenclaws are fantastic at hiding their emotions, and can seem perfectly kind and sweet to you, when in all reality they do not care for you at all.
Another trait of Ravenclaws that may be considered less than favourable is that though they are brilliant in designated areas, they can at times lack common or social sense.They do not understand very simple things at times, simply because they do not believe they have the time for them, nor do they care. They are just fine with this, but others around them may not be.
C o m m o n - S t a r - S i g n s
An incredibly common sign for a Ravenclaw is Virgo, as they both thrive for perfection and order. This doesn’t mean they are control freaks or absolute nuts about having everything a certain way, they just are very independent in wanting things how they want it, and if it isn’t that way, they can stress out easily. Sagittarius is very common among Ravenclaws as well, as they tend to be observant and imaginative.
H o b b i e s
The virtuoso aspect of Ravenclaws mean they have a wide array of hobbies quite often, though they tend toward things that challenge their mind, rather than athletic ventures. This means they enjoy writing, fiction or non-fiction, reading, drawing or other forms of design, and musical instruments, that being only a taste. A gentler Ravenclaw may also enjoy caring for animals.
F r i e n d s h i p s
Ravenclaws make as good as friends as any, and can be loyal in their friendships. However, if you are looking for someone jumping at any and all opportunities to spend time with you or have fun in big groups, then you are not looking for a Ravenclaw. They feel uncomfortable in large crowds, and much prefer to have a few close friends, ones that enhance them mentally and challenge them to be better. They may find most of their friends in their field of work or study, as then they feel more relaxed as if they have more in common with an individual. They are not ones to start fights or cause drama, they just enjoy having a few people to rely on when need be, and lend a helping hand for if they have to.
I n t i m a t e - R e l a t i o n s h i p s
Getting a Ravenclaw into a relationship can be a difficult task, as they are not the romantic types. Before they think about diving into a relationship, they will often weigh their options of whether or not one will fit into their life, or whether or not the person fits into their mold of what they have mapped out for themselves. They are strict in this tactic, so much so that their evaluation for lovers is only beaten by Slytherins. If a Ravenclaw finds you worthy of their time, they may not be very affectionate at first, but you must give them time to warm their heart and believe you are part of them, and as this progresses they will become sweeter with you, and airy in their love.
T y p o l o g y
The average typology for a Ravenclaw is INTP (Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceptive). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Ravenclaws are quiet, watching things and thinking over what they mean and how they work, rather than jumping right into the action. 
A b n o r m a l - P s y c h o l o g y
Note: This section of the analysis is not diagnosis, just a common observation. Do not take it as a diagnosis, nor ask me to diagnose you. If you believe you may have a disorder of some kind and are concerned about it, please seek a professional.
Ravenclaws can be rigid perfectionists, and need everything to be a certain way, almost to the point of obsessive compulsion. In fact, many of them may think if they don’t do something they way they believe it should be done, something terrible and life-altering could happen. They also can have very eccentric or strange ways of thinking compared to their more social counterparts, as they rarely give into peer pressure, and therefore express themselves as they see fit, though this is in no way a fault. The more feeling Ravenclaw may be prone to depression, as they feel they are cut off from the world, not seeing that it is in their nature to be independent and that they are happy this way, so instead they think there is something wrong with them and they divulge into sadness. Often they do not know how to remedy this themselves, so if you are close friends with a Ravenclaw and they seem down, it is best to reassure them they are a unique and beautiful soul. Other than friends, the outlets they may use to cure their depression are other worlds, such as novels or movies.
R e l i g i o u s - V i e w s
Ravenclaws often can one of two extremes with religious views, the first being that they can be incredibly and deeply spiritual. This can be for any religion of course, though they tend to lean toward ones that involve the universe as a whole, rather than one all powerful God, as that idea to them seems highly unlikely. The other path a Ravenclaw often goes down is that of science, believing everything happens due to actions and reactions, that there is no higher power, and that the Earth is the way it is due to science, and we can easily find ways to explain everything in the world if we try. 
P o l i t i c a l - V i e w s
Though they are not usually outspoken, Ravenclaws adore debate. They love the idea of an intellectual back and forth firing contest, to see what others think compared to what they do. They will not talk to extremists about things who are ignorant in their ways, but want a mature, intelligent conversation about what is going on in the world. If you give this to them, they will be very pleased in having talked to you, and it is people like you that give them a spark of interest in the world of politics, not politicians. 
C a r e e r s
Common career and occupational choices among Ravenclaws are those in which they can enrich themselves while keeping others informed. The more social Ravenclaw may tend toward psychiatry or psychology, counseling, or teaching. The more logically driven one may tend toward forensic sciences, mathematics or architecture. Many Ravenclaws also adore the world of literature,  and enjoy writing of all kinds.
I d e a l - E n v i r o n m e n t
The ideal environment for a Ravenclaw is one where they feel like they are being productive, because if they are not working, they feel as though they are wasting their mind, and are therefore useless. They like challenges, and they like to feel like they are always going. Literally speaking, an environment which a Ravenclaw may like is on the chillier or moderate side, with little to no rain, as they feel the clouds of storms can cloud their thinking as well.
S e l f - P e r c e p t i o n
Ravenclaws often see themselves as the unique minds of the world, and have complete confidence in their individuality. They see themselves as somewhat superior to others, but are often kind about it and try not to boast about their own accomplishments. They seem themselves as success in the making.
L i f e - M i s s i o n
The life of a Ravenclaw is their mission, they want to spread the words and images of their mind, show all that could be, and add more colour to the world.

lowkeylyesmiths:

COMPLETE HOGWARTS HOUSE EVALUATION : 003. RAVENCLAW

G e n e r a l - P e r s o n a l i t y

It is quite common for Ravenclaws to hide their true selves in public. This makes them quite the mystery to the untrained eye, a curious puzzle that some may want to figure out, and with good reason. Ravenclaw is the virtuoso of the houses in Hogwarts, as they are filled with those who excel in many intellectual and artistic aspects of life. Ravenclaws are incredibly focused in every sense of the word, as they focus on the details of whatever their passion may be, and they also see the big picture well enough to know they should focus on all parts of their lives in order to achieve success. Ravenclaws are observant and curious, often preferring to watch people from a distance, rather than interact. 

P o s i t i v e - & - N e g a t i v e - T r a i t s

The most positive trait of a Ravenclaw is very often their intellect. As well as general knowledge of most things, they also tend to specialize and focus their interests, and can become like walking encyclopedias of specific areas of study or hobbies. They can get lost in this world of their own curiosities, perfectly content to stay in their own mind.

As well as this, Ravenclaws are often very easy to please, so long as they are alone. This is because they can please themselves, and they hold very high standards for others, as if they should be able to read their mind. So, when a person does not do as a Ravenclaw expects them to, they can become annoyed or bitter, thinking lower of the individual. They can be incredibly judgmental in this manner, though some more than others. Ravenclaws are fantastic at hiding their emotions, and can seem perfectly kind and sweet to you, when in all reality they do not care for you at all.

Another trait of Ravenclaws that may be considered less than favourable is that though they are brilliant in designated areas, they can at times lack common or social sense.They do not understand very simple things at times, simply because they do not believe they have the time for them, nor do they care. They are just fine with this, but others around them may not be.

C o m m o n - S t a r - S i g n s

An incredibly common sign for a Ravenclaw is Virgo, as they both thrive for perfection and order. This doesn’t mean they are control freaks or absolute nuts about having everything a certain way, they just are very independent in wanting things how they want it, and if it isn’t that way, they can stress out easily. Sagittarius is very common among Ravenclaws as well, as they tend to be observant and imaginative.

H o b b i e s

The virtuoso aspect of Ravenclaws mean they have a wide array of hobbies quite often, though they tend toward things that challenge their mind, rather than athletic ventures. This means they enjoy writing, fiction or non-fiction, reading, drawing or other forms of design, and musical instruments, that being only a taste. A gentler Ravenclaw may also enjoy caring for animals.

F r i e n d s h i p s

Ravenclaws make as good as friends as any, and can be loyal in their friendships. However, if you are looking for someone jumping at any and all opportunities to spend time with you or have fun in big groups, then you are not looking for a Ravenclaw. They feel uncomfortable in large crowds, and much prefer to have a few close friends, ones that enhance them mentally and challenge them to be better. They may find most of their friends in their field of work or study, as then they feel more relaxed as if they have more in common with an individual. They are not ones to start fights or cause drama, they just enjoy having a few people to rely on when need be, and lend a helping hand for if they have to.

I n t i m a t e - R e l a t i o n s h i p s

Getting a Ravenclaw into a relationship can be a difficult task, as they are not the romantic types. Before they think about diving into a relationship, they will often weigh their options of whether or not one will fit into their life, or whether or not the person fits into their mold of what they have mapped out for themselves. They are strict in this tactic, so much so that their evaluation for lovers is only beaten by Slytherins. If a Ravenclaw finds you worthy of their time, they may not be very affectionate at first, but you must give them time to warm their heart and believe you are part of them, and as this progresses they will become sweeter with you, and airy in their love.

T y p o l o g y

The average typology for a Ravenclaw is INTP (Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Perceptive). This varies for everyone, of course, but by nature Ravenclaws are quiet, watching things and thinking over what they mean and how they work, rather than jumping right into the action. 

A b n o r m a l - P s y c h o l o g y

Note: This section of the analysis is not diagnosis, just a common observation. Do not take it as a diagnosis, nor ask me to diagnose you. If you believe you may have a disorder of some kind and are concerned about it, please seek a professional.

Ravenclaws can be rigid perfectionists, and need everything to be a certain way, almost to the point of obsessive compulsion. In fact, many of them may think if they don’t do something they way they believe it should be done, something terrible and life-altering could happen. They also can have very eccentric or strange ways of thinking compared to their more social counterparts, as they rarely give into peer pressure, and therefore express themselves as they see fit, though this is in no way a fault. The more feeling Ravenclaw may be prone to depression, as they feel they are cut off from the world, not seeing that it is in their nature to be independent and that they are happy this way, so instead they think there is something wrong with them and they divulge into sadness. Often they do not know how to remedy this themselves, so if you are close friends with a Ravenclaw and they seem down, it is best to reassure them they are a unique and beautiful soul. Other than friends, the outlets they may use to cure their depression are other worlds, such as novels or movies.

R e l i g i o u s - V i e w s

Ravenclaws often can one of two extremes with religious views, the first being that they can be incredibly and deeply spiritual. This can be for any religion of course, though they tend to lean toward ones that involve the universe as a whole, rather than one all powerful God, as that idea to them seems highly unlikely. The other path a Ravenclaw often goes down is that of science, believing everything happens due to actions and reactions, that there is no higher power, and that the Earth is the way it is due to science, and we can easily find ways to explain everything in the world if we try. 

P o l i t i c a l - V i e w s

Though they are not usually outspoken, Ravenclaws adore debate. They love the idea of an intellectual back and forth firing contest, to see what others think compared to what they do. They will not talk to extremists about things who are ignorant in their ways, but want a mature, intelligent conversation about what is going on in the world. If you give this to them, they will be very pleased in having talked to you, and it is people like you that give them a spark of interest in the world of politics, not politicians. 

C a r e e r s

Common career and occupational choices among Ravenclaws are those in which they can enrich themselves while keeping others informed. The more social Ravenclaw may tend toward psychiatry or psychology, counseling, or teaching. The more logically driven one may tend toward forensic sciences, mathematics or architecture. Many Ravenclaws also adore the world of literature,  and enjoy writing of all kinds.

I d e a l - E n v i r o n m e n t

The ideal environment for a Ravenclaw is one where they feel like they are being productive, because if they are not working, they feel as though they are wasting their mind, and are therefore useless. They like challenges, and they like to feel like they are always going. Literally speaking, an environment which a Ravenclaw may like is on the chillier or moderate side, with little to no rain, as they feel the clouds of storms can cloud their thinking as well.

S e l f - P e r c e p t i o n

Ravenclaws often see themselves as the unique minds of the world, and have complete confidence in their individuality. They see themselves as somewhat superior to others, but are often kind about it and try not to boast about their own accomplishments. They seem themselves as success in the making.

L i f e - M i s s i o n

The life of a Ravenclaw is their mission, they want to spread the words and images of their mind, show all that could be, and add more colour to the world.

(Source: now-at-punkwarren)

Enak Di Rumah Terus

Adik saya yang besok baru mau masuk sekolah lagi setelah liburan panjang protes. Dia malas sekolah. Dia enggak mau sekolah.

Aziza: Enakan kakak di rumah terus.

Saya: ………

Ibu: ………

Saya: Kakak ini udah sekolah 20 tahun, baru juga lulus.

Phil Kaye & Sarah Kay // Origin Story

Sarah Kay: It started with a sweater.

Phil Kaye: I was looking incredibly fly. First day of college orientation as a freshman... plus, I'm the type of guy who's always trying to make a good impression.

Sarah: He looked like a tool. And it's the first week of school, so I've got people to meet and things to try. I don't have time to waste on this guy loitering backstage at a talent show.

Phil: It started with a freshman talent show, a chance to showcase what I know about spoken word and poetry and try and get some people to notice me.

Sarah: It started with a technical difficulty -

Phil: some sort of delay -

Sarah: somebody's iPod track wouldn't play.

Phil: So I'm stuck waiting backstage when I notice this girl -

Sarah: and he walks over, stupid sweater and all. There was nowhere to run, backstage was too small.

Phil: And I'm so nervous about going onstage, I decide to strike up a conversation.

Sarah: Oh, sorry, I completely got ahead of myself. I totally skipped introductions. My name is Sarah Kay.

Phil: My name is Phil Kaye. I'm from California -

Sarah: born and raised in NYC.

Phil: Let's see, fun fact about me -

Both: My mom is Japanese and my dad is Jewish.

Sarah: Not a common combination, but I think it's kinda cute. People call me Japajew -

Phil: Jewpanese -

Sarah: Ashkenazi kamikaze.

Phil: And come December -

Both: Hanukkah and Christmas!

Sarah: Plus, you should taste my mother's brisket. Jan has matzah ball soup with noodles...brings my father Jeffrey to his knees.

Phil: It took mom and dad to raise this lanky, cock-eyed, half-breed.

Sarah: Well, I think that's it. My mom, my dad, and me - oh, plus my little brother. He's eighteen.

Phil: My little sister is a deadpan firecracker. She's only eighteen, but she keeps me on track. Her name is Sarah.

Sarah: My little brother's name is Phillip.

Both: Anyway.

Sarah: Where was I?

Phil: It started with a backstage interaction.

Sarah: No, it started with a backward first impression.

Phil: Okay, well, I'll tell you where it didn't start. It didn't start at fifth grade summer camp.

Sarah: That's true, it did not start at junior lifeguards. Even though we were both there.

Phil: Matching red bathing suits, white t-shirts, visors, and our counsellor -

Both: Mr. Johnson.

Sarah: Who probably figured that the shy girl in his morning class -

Phil: and the skinny kid in his afternoon class -

Both: were... cousins?!

Sarah: Probably thought we carpooled over together -

Phil: in between family photoshoots and fourth of July barbecues.

Sarah: But instead, we merely co-existed -

Phil: almost met but always missed it -

Sarah: spinning around like two sides of a coin.

Phil: Look!

Both: We've done the research!

Sarah: And we swear, we're not related.

Phil: And we've never dated.

Both: And we're never... EVER... going to.

Phil: Because what are the chances of finding someone with your last name -

Sarah: Japanese and Jewish with siblings called the same?

Phil: What are the odds of finding someone -

Sarah: who can finish your sentences -

Phil: who will let you cut in line -

Sarah: who knows not to just lend a hand, or an ear when you need them to give you their spine -

Phil: who is woman enough to be best man at your wedding -

Sarah: who will keep every secret, save every letter, tell you how you really look -

Phil: who will remember every single one of your birthdays -

Sarah: without checking Facebook?

Phil: What are the odds of finding someone who knows your poetry by heart -

Sarah: who won't freak out if you're hanging out and accidentally fart?

Phil: Yeah. If you have a date and you need to look fresh, I will let you borrow my hair products.

Sarah: And if you don't have a date and you need to look fresh, I will let you borrow... my cousin.

Phil: I will always see you for the alley-oop.

Sarah: I will always save you a seat.

Phil: I will always pick you to be my partner even though you are terrible at handball.

Sarah: When the fire takes all you have, my home will be your home.

Phil: When you are old and can no longer remember my face, I will meet you for the first time again and again.

Sarah: When they make fun of your accent, I will take you swimming because we all sound the same underwater.

Phil: When Ellis Island tries to erase your past, I will call you by your real name.

Sarah: When they call your number for the draft, I will enlist to fight beside you.

Phil: And I will march with you from Selma to Montgomery and back as many times as it takes.

Sarah: We will stand together against the hoses and the dogs -

Both: because it didn't start with us.

Phil: It started with Lennon and McCartney.

Sarah: It started with Thelma and Louise.

Phil: It started with Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin.

Sarah: Bert and Ernie!

Phil: Abbott and Costello!

Sarah: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

Phil: Mario and Luigi!

Sarah: Watson and Sherlock!

Phil: Pikachu and Charizard! And they could tell you what a miracle this is.

Sarah: They could tell you how rare this is.

Phil: But they could tell you how rare friendship always is.

Sarah: The chances are slim.

Phil: The cards are always stacked against you, the odds are always low.

Both: But I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you, and I choose both.

Phil: I want to share every single one of your sunshines and save some for later.

Sarah: I will tuck them into my pockets so I can give them back to you when the rains fall hard.

Both: Friend -

Phil: I want to be the mirror that reminds you to love yourself.

Sarah: I want to be air in your lungs that reminds you to breathe easy.

Phil: When the walls come down -

Sarah: when the thunder rumbles -

Both: when nobody else is home, hold my hand -

Phil: and I promise -

Both: I won't let go.