getting to know me meme - {1/10} favourite female characters: Melisandre

These little wars are no more than a scuffle of children before what is to come. The one whose name may not be spoken is marshaling his power … a power fell and evil and strong beyond measure. Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends… Unless true men find the courage to fight it. Men whose hearts are fire.

antler-crowned-loki said:

Loki tapped the white banged girl on the shoulder. "I heard about your scuffle with that crude boy, Logan. Are you alright? If you are in heat, I have spare suppressants. " he offered and held out a tin packet of /omega heat control/.

Rogue turned, feeling someone tap her and frowned. She had no clue who this kid was. “How did ya hear ‘bout that?” She asked and shook her head. “There was no scuffle, Ah pushed him away and that was that.” Rogue looked at the tin packet and gave a soft smile. “Not in heat yet. Ah have awhile till mine comes. Thank you though.”

Why People of Color in NYC Still Don’t Trust the Cops

On July 17, New York City police officers surrounded Eric Garner, an overweight, asthmatic black man, near his home on Staten Island. According to Garner’s neighborhood pal Ramsey Orta, the cops were hassling Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, because they thought he was involved in a street scuffle. The police’s version of the incident is that they approached Garner for selling individual cigarettes—“loosies”—which is illegal because the government doesn’t collect taxes on those sales.

As captured on video by Orta, Garner complained about routine NYPD harassment and was subsequently placed in a choke hold by a plainclothes officer named Daniel Pantaleo. With his head being smashed against the ground and the cops holding him down, Garner cried out, “I can’t breathe!” nine times—you can watch the video on YouTube yourself and count—to no avail. He was pronounced dead at a hospital an hour later, and the video quickly went viral. It bears a horrifying resemblance to the climactic scene of Radio Raheem getting murdered by the NYPD in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing—Lee even created his own mash-up of the two scenes after Garner’s death.

Almost immediately, cries rang out that Garner was a casualty of “broken windows” policing. That’s the theory that says going after minor quality-of-life offenses like graffiti, subway panhandling, and illegal cigarette sales helps discourage serious crimes like rape and murder. It’s the brainchild of criminologist George Kelling, who co-authored a 1982 Atlantic article that remains a sort of manual for modern policing in America. Broken windows was popularized by William Bratton, the NYPD commissioner in the 90s under Mayor Rudy Giuliani who has taken up his old post under the new mayor, Bill de Blasio. The mythology holds that it was the chief factor in the city’s incredible turnaround since the high-crime 70s and 80s—though many criminologists disagree.


For most of this arc, Natsu’s been his usual feisty self. We’ve seen him mad, we’ve seen him determined, we’ve seen him brought down and get back up again, we’ve seen him as rescuer and captive and rescuer again, we’ve seen him nearly get his soul absorbed and be separated from his partner.

But through all that, I feel like he’s maintained a high level of energy and resilience. He even took time out of his fight with Tempesta to get into a scuffle with Gajeel and make silly bets.

I thought that might be his last light-hearted moment for a while.

Then Torafusa unleashed his poisoned water, and Natsu succumbed to it:


It’s rare—and hard—to see Natsu helpless and passed out like that. Gajeel was shocked by it. And when Gajeel defeated Torafusa, Natsu and the other girls just ended up flopped on the ground. Ouch.


When we see him for the first time this chapter, Natsu is conscious, but quiet. Just look at his body language in the right panel. The others are close together, and earlier were facing each other, and talking. Natsu’s sitting well away from the group and he’s got his back turned.


(And the Nalu shipper in me would like to point out that Lucy was the first to notice his posture and ask him what was wrong. She was sitting facing Gajeel and the other girls, but she turned sideways so she could better see Natsu as well as the other group.)

Yes, Natsu is super-competitive, but he tends to be vocal and in-your-face about it. When he’s got his head bowed or back turned like that, it’s because he’s preoccupied with something more serious.

Natsu heard Acnologia before Gajeel did. It’s probable that Natsu had been feeling uneasy for a while, before he pinpointed the cause. And when he realized who was coming, he actually trembled.

We went from a fired-up Natsu to a passed-out Natsu and now we have a very shaken Natsu:



And Igneel’s about to join the fray.

Watch out, Natsu! I see Angst and I think it’s coming your way!


Colin (Kaepernick) scrambles out of bounds, you get the personal foul play. You talk about launching, you talk about a clothesline to the neck area when our quarterback is 6-7 feet out of bounds… I was kind of struck.

I looked at it with my own eyes, I could see two punches thrown to Joe’s (Staley) head. Well, one punch and one open slap. If you’re going to go to the face, come with some knuckles.

I think that young man (Clay Matthews) works hard on being a tough guy, he’ll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap. All in all, there were a lot of things going on in that stretch. That certainly was a cheap shot.”

- 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh on “The Clothesline

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

souffle scuffle 3/?

(Previous parts)


“It’s technically not dating if we’re just hanging out.” If Erik had a cigarette between his fingers, it would have completed the whole look: leather jacket, skinny jeans, biker boots. Instead he was blowing bubbles from a homemade solution of water, dishwash and glycerin because Charles had asthma. Charles finished twisting his own bubble wand out of wire, dipping it in the stuff and blowing an impressively-sized bubble.

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