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Matsumoto judges Gotei-13 uniforms


As requested by anon. :)


Matsumoto knows about fashion. So what does she think of the way her fellow shinigami customize their uniforms?

1. Yamamoto

"If I had abs like that guy, I’d totally wear a uniform that was easy to strip to the waist!"

Yamamoto: …

Yamamoto: It’s not like it’s a tearaway. 


2. Sasakibe

"……..huh. I can’t actually remember what his uniform looks like! Oh, well!"

Sasakibe: I-I customized it!


3. Soi Fon

"I love the bow she wears around her waist! It’s kinda like mine! Plus, the uniform she wears in ninja mode is sexy - shows off her back!"

Soi Fon: I-I do not dress to be sexy!


4. Omaeda

"That purple collar he wears is like a flower unfolding, showing off his head! Which would work better if he had a better hair style. A much, much better one."

Omaeda: Too masculine and strong for you?


5. Rose

"Hey, I’m all for ruffled V-neck shirts showing off a dude’s chest."

Rose: Glad you appreciate it!


6. Kira

"I’m disappointed in Kira’s look! A standard uniform? Come on! He needs to accept my offer to take him shopping!"

Kira: But I like just wearing the uniform.


7. Unohana

"She also wears a standard uniform, but somehow it’s classy on her."

Unohana: Good answer.


8. Isane

"She needs to go shopping with me too."

Isane: Do they make clothing for tall women?

Matsumoto: Oh, you’ll love the human world!


9. Shinji

"He wears a cravat. Seems like a bit much."

Shinji: Hey. Cravats are coming back!


10. Hinamori 

"I clearly need to take all the lieutenants shopping."

Hinamori: I’m sorry!


11. Byakuya

"I mean, the collar he wears now is pretty nice. He has a nice neck, so it’s good to emphasize that! I kinda miss the scarf, though…"

Byakuya: I have a nice neck?


12. Renji

"Personally, I think Renji’s tattoos are pretty sexy! I don’t know why he covers them up with that bandanna or those bandages on his arms!"

Renji: Y-you think my tattoos are sexy?!


13. Komamura

"Mmmmm…I love an anthropomorphic wolf man in armor."

Komamura: Yes, armor is excellent protection!


14. Iba

"Eh. Sunglasses are a little passe these days."

Iba: YOU TAKE THAT BACK


15. Kyoraku

"I love a man who wears pink."

Kyoraku: Glad for the kimono appreciation!


16. Nanao

"I think Nanao’s glasses work great! Really complete the outfit!"

Nanao: …glasses are part of the outfit?


17. Kensei

"Oh, his decision to wear a sleeveless captain’s robe is definitely the right decision!"

Kensei: Yeah. The sleeves were just way too tight around my giant muscles.


18. Mashiro

"Now, Mashiro knows how to accessorize! Pink scarf, goggles, long sleeves - she makes it work!"

Mashiro: Thanks! I really do!


19. Hisagi

"I mean, he has some jewelry, but really, who can look anywhere but at his face tattoo?"

Hisagi: ….is that a bad thing or a good thing?


20. Hitsugaya

"His new scarf is so cute!!!"

Hitsugaya: I-it’s not cute! It’s elegant!


21. Kenpachi

"I guess the ragged look works for Squad 11."

Kenpachi: Yeah I don’t know how the other captains keep theirs so clean.


22. Yachiru

"Her new hair clip is just darling! Even if it is bones."

Yachiru: Bones are pretty cute!


23. Ikkaku

"What on earth does that guy have on his shoulder, anyway?"

Ikkaku: I-it’s plate armor!!


24. Yumichika

"I dunno. He wears a big orange bib that’s connected to his sleeve. I just don’t get it."

Yumichika:  IT’S CALLED FASHION, WOMAN


25. Kurotsuchi

"You know, if I close my eyes I just can’t picture his uniform. Just his head. Floating there alone. Like a crazed daffodil of madness."

Kurotsuchi: Exactly the effect I was going for.


26. Nemu

"I think her short uniform is really cute!"

Nemu: Thanks. Sometimes my legs get cold.


27. Ukitake

"I would totally invite Ukitake on my shopping trip."

Ukitake: Ah, so my standard uniform is too boring, huh?


28. Rukia

"Those white tekkou she wears are the epitome of class! Rukia is really embracing her noble identity!"

Rukia: Plus they keep my wrists warm. 

The Truth

wolftyla and I support each other to the fullest and that’s obvious. But we are not the type to brag and boast about things that don’t need to be said. Ty told me she loves music and me being a DJ did the most I could to make it happen for her. And now the people that have doubted her are about to see her have hit singles with their favorite artist. I just find it funny how people would so quickly judge and say things they don’t even know. Ty has helped me so much with getting my music out there and I make it known that she does. I feel like that’s being a “real” one other than these other viners and artist that use her to catch the “up” off her followers everyday and act like she done nothing at all for them. Since the beginning of our relationship I’ve never asked Ty for anything but loyalty and to be by my side and I’ve got so much more. We help each other out in so many ways you guys don’t see. There are times I literally have gone broke to put a smile on her face…we are regular people like every other individual out there so please stop trying to make us feel like we are bad people. We help others with the best of our abilities and literally would die to see smiles on other people’s face. I am not in competition with her, and it’s obvious that she has no competition 😩 but I’m just saying I’m a good boyfriend to her and really hope you guys at least acknowledge, be considerate or respect that..because she does.

You didn’t know anything about what was happening at that time… You didn’t know anything about the Uchiha Clan’s foolish idea… You were just a child. Furthermore, it wasn’t for your sake alone… I also thought that I should be judged for the crimes I committed by an Uchiha like you… and for that sake, I used the hatred within you…and that’s why I failed. The only thing I did was given you the hatred and making you flee from the village… and as a result, I turned you into a criminal. I wished that you would somehow walk on the right path… and yet… From the moment I died… You are walking on the wrong path… You were enticed into a straight path without branching roads. I wanted to rewrite the indications on your path with lies and efforts.
—  Uchiha Itachi [to Sasuke]
Some more thoughts on the Delia/Patsy dynamic and why I love it to bits

What’s great about this relationship in terms of Patsy’s development is that Patsy has spent her entire life surviving. In the prison camp she watched her mother and sister, and I’m sure many other people stronger than her, die and somehow she managed to keep her head down and live through it. She entered a profession dominated by, judging from Jenny’s stint on male surgical, priggish, entitled men and she learned to push on until she found a part of the profession that she could work comfortably in. My guess is that when she learned she was queer she probably just quietly accepted it and pushed on because she’s Patsy Mount and Patsy Mount doesn’t live she survives. She survives by being biting and aloof and emotionally guarded and painfully practical.

I think that the core of Patsy’s arc focuses on her shift from surviving to living, from just trying to make it through the world at a job that sustains her and that she sort of likes to actively caring about her vocation and her friends. Her relationship with Delia is kind of exemplary of that. At the point where Delia is introduced Patsy is probably at the happiest she’s been in her life: she has a job she loves, people she cares about (we’ve seen her take Barbara under her wing, try and be there for Trixie, and actively support Cynthia in her discernment) and probably doesn’t think that she can or even should want more. I get the impression that Patsy isn’t as frustrated as Delia with their situation not because she loves Delia less but because holy shit I’m actively enjoying my life rather than just getting through it and why would I ever jeopardize that. But Patsy’s first instinct is still survival which is why she’s the one to always take her hand away, to check to see if anyone’s looking, to do everything she can to avoid bringing down any harm on the two of them. Delia complements Patsy because she’s playfulness and dreams and unguarded passion which is a wonderful dynamic, but also accounts for that gap between them.

When Patsy says “I will find a way for us to be together” I think it’s actually a monumental step for her character because she’s, for the first time, doing something that’s dangerous not for the sake of survival but because she wants it. She’s trying to find a way to be with this wonderful person who fits that she was content with just being near because she’s gotten to the point where she’s realized she doesn’t have to just survive anymore. And I imagine that, in many ways, that’s fucking terrifying and holy shit the writer’s better develop this storyline or so help me god.

Why the rise of fascism is again the issue — John Pilger

Feb. 26 2015

The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.

"To initiate a war of aggression…," said the Nuremberg Tribunal judges in 1946, "is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."

Had the Nazis not invaded Europe, Auschwitz and the Holocaust would not have happened. Had the United States and its satellites not initiated their war of aggression in Iraq in 2003, almost a million people would be alive today; and Islamic State, or ISIS, would not have us in thrall to its savagery. They are the progeny of modern fascism, weaned by the bombs, bloodbaths and lies that are the surreal theatre known as news.

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission. Take the catastrophe in Libya.

In 2011, Nato launched 9,700 “strike sorties” against Libya, of which more than a third were aimed at civilian targets. Uranium warheads were used; the cities of Misurata and Sirte were carpet-bombed. The Red Cross identified mass graves, and Unicef reported that “most [of the children killed] were under the age of ten”.

The public sodomising of the Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi with a “rebel” bayonet was greeted by the then US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, with the words: “We came, we saw, he died.” His murder, like the destruction of his country, was justified with a familiar big lie; he was planning “genocide” against his own people. “We knew… that if we waited one more day,” said President Obama, “Benghazi, a city the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.”

This was the fabrication of Islamist militias facing defeat by Libyan government forces. They told Reuters there would be “a real bloodbath, a massacre like we saw in Rwanda”. Reported on March 14, 2011, the lie provided the first spark for Nato’s inferno, described by David Cameron as a “humanitarian intervention”.

Secretly supplied and trained by Britain’s SAS, many of the “rebels” would become ISIS, whose latest video offering shows the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian workers seized in Sirte, the city destroyed on their behalf by Nato bombers.

For Obama, David Cameron and then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Gaddafi’s true crime was Libya’s economic independence and his declared intention to stop selling Africa’s greatest oil reserves in US dollars. The petrodollar is a pillar of American imperial power. Gaddafi audaciously planned to underwrite a common African currency backed by gold, establish an all-Africa bank and promote economic union among poor countries with prized resources. Whether or not this would happen, the very notion was intolerable to the US as it prepared to “enter” Africa and bribe African governments with military “partnerships”.

Following Nato’s attack under cover of a Security Council resolution, Obama, wrote Garikai Chengu, “confiscated $30 billion from Libya’s Central Bank, which Gaddafi had earmarked for the establishment of an African Central Bank and the African gold backed dinar currency”.

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