The Reference Council


In which our beloved monster ambassador (unknowingly) runs for student council.

Compressed so the post isn’t so long– I hope reading is still smooth.

If you prefer one long strip please let me know.


Tousute Extra: Inarizushi (May 11, 2016)

Shokudaikiri didn’t have enough aburaage (deep-fried tofu) to make inarizushi for everyone, so Tsurumaru proposed playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to decide who gets to eat his food. However, Mikazuki didn’t seem to know how the game works… Yamanbagiri steered them back on topic before they could discuss if Mikazuki’s win counted, but then Mikazuki went ahead and ate the inarizushi while everyone else was distracted. ^^;

I think that, besides being the epitome of a conservative religious organization, many of the Jedi Order’s dynamics can also apply to current intelligence community. Especially the centralization of power (yeah, Yoda and the Council, I’m referring to you), the total inefficacy of achieving change in the system through “official channels”, and secrecy. Secrecy used as a way to conceal truly nasty things that would spoil Jedi’s peace-and-justice-protector reputation, secrecy justified with something like “that stuff was necessary for the stability of the galaxy and all the lies were necessary not to bring disorder that would have eventually led to unrest and opened ways to the Dark Side to slip in”. And also, using the Sith as Perpetual Enemies Of Peace™ really reminds me of the trick to pick up an external threat and make people forget about internal problems, just like “terrorists” and “War on Terror” used to push whatever bad bill fits one government’s agenda. Not to mention the total disregard for people’s rights, not just slaves but like, everyone, every time they mind-control normal citizens for non-emergencies as if it’s nothing.

So. Let me just start out by saying some people in this world are pure evil. There’s people like Hitler, who commit atrocious acts of genocide, and then there’s people like this one kid at my school who we will address as CFB (cunt faced bitch). 

CFB used to have cancer, and everyone knows it. He came to my school last year, and has since been sympathized by teachers and loathed by every student. You would think, “This kid used to have cancer! Surely he must be kind and grateful and respectful to every living thing!” Wrong. CFB is the most foul, racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-anyone-that-isn’t-christian human who ever walked this earth. Before me and my ex-boyfriend broke up, he would sexually harass me everyday whenever I was near him, calling me a slut, whore, and saying things to my boyfriend right in front of me like, “I bet if you gave her the chance to suck some other guy’s dick, she would definitely take it.” Another thing- CFB would betray anyone if it meant his personal gain. And when I say anyone, I mean anyone. 

There is only one teacher at this school that can see through CFB’s bullshit- my IB English teacher, who we will address as Mr. D. Mr. D likes to joke around a lot- he’s one of those teachers that can make fun of anything and make anyone laugh. He has a lot of dark humor in him and is also brutally honest, and that’s why almost everyone loves him. Not only that, but he is a great teacher that has taught me more in one year than the last two years I’ve been in high school.

Well, last week, Mr. D was teaching a class that CFB was in. They were taking a vocabulary quiz. One kid in the class raises their hand and asks what one of the words mean (can’t remember which one), and Mr. D says “Oh, it’s basically like a cult. Like Christianity!” *everyone laughs* “I’m just kidding, no one take that seriously.” Mr. D says. (As I said earlier, Mr. D has hilariously dark humor.) 

Time passes. When everyone is done taking their quiz, Mr. D has them get out a different writing utensil and mark which ones they got wrong as he reads the correct ones out loud. (One thing to note: My school follows an Honor Code, which basically means that you swear not to lie, cheat, or steal, and in return the teachers trust you, no locks on lockers, etc.) So CFB, being the dumbass he is, just erases his incorrect answers and writes the correct ones in. Mr. D sees him doing this, and refers him to Honor Council (basically a student-run court that gives punishments to those found breaking the Honor Code).

CFB decides to do something that has maybe cost Mr. D his fucking job. CFB tells the headmaster that Mr. D made a joke about Christianity that “highly upset” him and he requested a new teacher. Of course, because he had cancer, the headmaster immediately sympathized him and pulled him out of Mr. D’s class WITH NO PUNISHMENT FOR CHEATING ON HIS QUIZ. 

Rumor is going around that Mr. D, who has a whole family to support, might lose his job all because some fucker decided to use his “highly upsetting” joke to get out of a punishment for cheating. Everyone loves Mr. D and hates CFB, so naturally a lot of students are highly upset by this.

Planning on going to the headmaster and guidance counselor to tell them about how awful he is and about all the times he sexually harassed me. We’ll see who’s so smug then.


To make it easier to find specific fics and whatnot :0 

  1. Inevitable ( Ouma Kokichi and Shuuichi Saihara as cousins) 
  2. You Are Not Alone ( “Since Ouma is compared to Hitler a lot, how about writing something where Ouma is suicidal or is thinking of suicide” )
  3. You Are Not Alone, Part 2 ( “ i need more of that depressed ouma x amami mmdgmdfg” )
  4. My Supreme Ruler ( Amami follows Ouma) 
  5. Care For You ( ”Can you write a self-harm fic without romanticizing the issue?” )
  6. We Were Supposed To Have Breakfeast (”amami kills himself and ouma is the last one to know? maybe he goes into shock…” )
  7. Bandaging The Wounds, continuation of Care For You ( “Can you write the aftermath to the self-harm fic where Amami bandages and comforts Ouma?”)
  8. … Why? ( “ can you write some oumami fluff?? ;v;” )
  9. Teasing Ouma ( “ okay okay but oumami fluff?? ouma carried bridal style?? kisses/??? fluff”)
  10. Should’ve Known Better  (”I wanted to ask if you could write Kaede x Miu fluff?” )
  11. As Expected ( “ Ouma calls himself a liar because a small part of him wants someone figure out his cheery, confident personality is all a facade.”)
  12. The Buddy System ( “ Ouma tells Amami that they should sleep in the same room every night, claiming it’s so he can protect Amami.”)
  13. Not Dead, continuation of We Were Supposed to Have Breakfast (” post amami’s suicide ouma…. at the class trial… for a continuation of your fic where he killed himself yo….” )
  14. Don’t Show Kiibo the Panta (” Could you write Ouma and Amami going on a double date with any other couple/ship for DRV3? c:”)
  15. What Makes a Supreme Ruler? (”Amami nearly dies.”)
  16. Make It Stop ( “ After a particular gruesome execution, the stress of the killing game finally gets to Ouma, and he has a mental breakdown.” )
  17. Anything For You, continuation of Care for You and Bandaging the Wounds ( Could you please write more Oumami, with a depressed Ouma ? (like that self harm fic maybe ? I love how you portrayed Ouma there)
  18. Coward ( “ Ouma… snaps, and accidentally murders him. Imagine the trial” )
  19. To Ouma Kokichi continuation of We Were Supposed To Have Breakfast and Not Dead ( “ ultimate angst, post amami suicide: he (ouma) finds a hidden note thats /very/ detailed , heu” )
  20. Made to Beg ( Someone tries to kill ouma and all of a sudden he realises how weak he is (cause Amami saved him ofc) and he’s really shaken up)
  21. Despair and You   (Yandere!Amami)
  22. Tongue-Tied ( “ Ouma suddenly feels very self-conscious around Amami after realizing his romantic feelings for him.” )
  23. Robots and Chocolate ( “ kiibo comforting a sad kaede” , “Kaede x Kiibo fluff”)
  24. Hugs Make Everything Better   ( “Ouma is mad at himself for crying so much during the killing game. Kiibo doesn’t understand why he’d be upset about that because Kiibo can’t cry himself and has always wished he could cry.” )
  25. ~ Robot Kiibo’s check-up! Overheating Disaster?! ~ ( “ I´d be interested in you maybe trying to write more gruesome executions ? Keebo maybe ?” )
  26. We’ll Be Alright ( “ I saw that you shipped Saihara x Kokichi x Amami, so I was wondering if you could write some romance for it please??” )
  27. Maki the Mother Duck (“ Maki and Kaede adopting baby ducks because they think Maki is their mom?” )
  28. The Real Kiibo ( “  the human kI-bo theory ? (where the human is sick and controls the robot kI-bo). “ )
  29. Your Arms Are My Shield  (Oumami cuddling feelsy fluff galore, including love confessions, comfort, and compliments <3)
  30. Contact ( “ Ouma… associates physical contact with pain. Even something as simple as someone brushing his arm can freak him out.” and “Ouma is in a romantic relationship with Amami and is deeply afraid of sexual intimacy” )
  31. Her Blood ( ouma and saihara being cousins !! …maybe write more revolving around that prompt (not really a continuation of the first one but something else)? like maybe saihara reaches his breaking point and breaks down in front of kokichi etc” )
  32. SHSL Dabster - The Beginning of a Dab-Filled Adventure!~ ( “ write the cringiest and memeingful fic possible?”) (Warning: IS AWFUL)
  33. Claim What’s Mine (Yandere Amami part 2)
  34. ~Angie’s Super Special Pocky Game!~ (The Pocky Day special where some shipping happens and pocky shenanigans ensue)
  35. Where Hope and Supremacy Collides ( “ What about a Makoto/Ouma? Ouma is all jelly because he wants the ultimate hope role or Makoto ends at Ouma’s secret organization base because of his bad luck”)
  36. The Fanservice Episode ( “the two fanservice scenes this game are just 1) ouma shoving amami (while he’s still fully clothed) into a pool and he gets dripping wet and 2) one of the male characters having to strip down to their underwear bc iruma "accidentally” spilled acid around them")
  37. To Rekindle Your Hope ( “Ouma begins experimenting with drugs in the nurse’s office in order to cope with his anxiety of the killing game. After a while, he begins abusing the drugs, and his behavior changes to the point where others worry.”)
  38. So Tired (” Ouma gets depressed and doesn’t even both getting out of bed.”)
  39. Simulation #167 ( “Can you make a fic about Kiibo has a nightmare about that he is manipulated by someone, then he kills people and can’t stop and Kaede conforms him and says ‘no matter if you are a robot, you have feelings and will, that makes you human'”)
  40. We Get What We Deserve ( “ cousin au (au?) Could you please write Saihara having to investigate Ouma’s death? :3″, “…writing executions! Coule we see one for Saihara?)
  41. The Wrong Kind of Love ( “ Ever thought of writing something kind of weird like Yandere!Kiibo/Kaito?”)
  42. You’re Just Short ( “ Maki mistakes Ryouma for a kid but when she realizes her mistake Ryouma starts telling her about how he was always bullied because of his height and Maki tells him that she will be there for him. “ )
  43. Hidden Away ( “ Ouma hates his body’s appearance due to his injuries from his past abuse (bruises, cuts, burns, etc.) and due to the fact his body looks like that of a child.” )
  44. Yes, My Ruler ( “ Can you write where Ouma breaks his arm and Amani takes care of him?”)
  45. Such Despair (Yandere Amami, the third one! :0)
  46. To Please Amami ( “ After dating Amami for a little bit, Ouma realizes he loves Amami and worries he doesn’t love him back…”)
  47. Timeout  ( “ Saihara and Ouma bonding after a fight, and Amami just want his boyfriends to get along and loves them really much.” )
  48. Horrific Harmony (A bunch of ships, death, and a mastermind AU :pp) 
  49. To Feel Good, For Just A Moment   ( “ How about Kaito being the only one who knows about the human hiding and them being in a relationship ? (maybe with some nsfw ? //3// no pwp of course! don´t like that either). Like, kaito checking up on his sick boyfriend, making sure that he has his medication and everything”.)
  50. Love Potion #9 ( “ What about everyone is in love with Amami?” )
  51. Giggling Fits  ( “theres a prompt on ndrv3 headcanons about drunk oumami” )
  52. Alive In Our Hearts (“Kaede and Saihara escaped the killing game but an event beforehand left Kaede deaf, so she suffers from depression cuz she can’t even play the piano anymore and PTSD from all of her friends deaths. Saihara however, is there to help her and encourage her through it and continues to love her no matter what.” )
  53. Death Flags ( more cousin AU stuff, “ aihara and ouma venting to each other about the killing game” )
  54. I Just Want to Say Sorry (Ultimate angst Oumami, featuring Despair Diseases and Amami’s execution)
  55. ~Student Council Killing Game: NDRV3 Style!~ (Watch as the cast of NDRV3 kill each other in an entierly different game 0u0)
  56. The Queens of Despair and Their Robot Pet ( Mastermind Kaede and Maki, with their lil robo-slave Kiibo)
  57. Just One More Time (Sequel to To Rekindle Your Hope
  58. Just Because I Care (Sequel to Hidden Away )
  59. Your Passion ( Ki-bo is kinda looking up to Kaito and really admires and trusts him. While Kaito really likes him aswell and might even have a crush on the robot, he decides to abuse that trust and kills the robot.)
  60. Kiibo’s Party Surprise!   (Kiibo’s b-day party, with some Kaito x Kiibo and some Tojou x Shinguji sprinkled in too! 0u0 ) 
  61. Case #1: The Disappearance of Kaito Momota (Cont. of The Wrong Kind Of Love, Yandere Kiibo. Noire AU perhaps?) 
  62. No Time For Love ( “Ouma is a sex addict and uses his charm to have secret sexual activities with some of the students. He’s hates himself for his compulsive, constant sexual habits but can’t stop. Ouma couldn’t initially persuade Amami to have sex, but they date, and Ouma falls in love with him. However, Amami wants an exclusive relationship and doesn’t know about Ouma’s habits.” )
  63. Let’s Sleep Together Tonight  ( “ Ouma doesn’t know why he is always so flustered around saihara, but then when he’s trying to fall asleep his eyes snap open and he’s like 'Shit im in love’ So he just goes to saihara’s room in the middle of the night”)
  64. Thank You ( “ Where Saihara is dying because he receives a attack of mastermind/Monokuma” Kiibo/ Saihara friendship)
  65. I Trust You ( In which Ouma gets punished by Nasty Monkeys in front of Amami)
  66. Shut Up Amami! ( “ Amami supporting his bf in the scrum debates <3″ )
  67. Straightjacket ( “ Saw that you reblogged that one Ouma theory where he wears his scarf to hide a chain on his neck. How about some Oumami with Amami finding out about that?”)
  68. Me, My Son, and My Son’s Son  ( Human Kiibo, Robot Kiibo, Kiibo Junior meeting up with Kaito and Hoshi)
  69. Troubled Sleep (Hope’s Peak AU with Oumami and bad dreams (references NDRV3 Student Council Killing) )
  70. In His Head (Mind-reading Amami helps a depressed Ouma)
  71. I Am Your Kiibo? ( “ Kiibo used to be an ill human, and died during surgery, and his father/mother/whatever was so sad that they tried to recreate him as a robot?” )
  72. Sick With Lust (Despair Disease and Funk Detective Music Smut) 
  73. Safe To Be Me ( Ouma came from a very homophobic past. Once he enrolled in the academy, he tries hiding his sexuality, thinks everyone is straight, and believes everyone will hate him if they know he is attracted to the same gender. )
  74. Bedside Squabbles (” Saihara x Ouma x Amami where Ouma wants to go somewhere fun (like a theme park) and Saihara protests and like they just fight about it and Amami just wants his boyfriends to get along")
  75. Space to Breathe ( “ I feel like tumblr is lacking toujou x shinguuji so if you can, perhaps write a little fluffy fic of the two?” )
  76. The Arrangement ( Superhero AU Oumami feat. seme Ouma. NSFW) 
  77. The Letters On Our Skin ( Soulmate AU, where whatever you write on your own skin appears on your soulmates 030!!!!)
  78. My Destined One…? (Soulmate AU featuring Kiibo, Ouma and Kaede)
  79. The Letters On Our Skin - Part 2 (Part 2 to the soulmate AU, ehehehe)
  80. Your True Face (Oumami, cousin AU, protective Saihara and Ouma actually tries to be not a shit and lead the class) 
  81. System Shutdown ( In which Ouma finds a broken Kiibo)
  82. The Genderbend Boogaloo (BASICALLY JUST PORN)
  83. Twenty-Four Times ( “ have you ever seen the time traveler amami theory/au? i think it would be really cool to see your personal take on how it would work out!!!” )
  84. I Will Save You ( “ I really liked your soulmate fic!!! So I was so seeing if you could write one where Ouma’s about to get murdered (owo) and he locks himself in his room and writes to Amami on his arm that he’s gonna die and aaaa “ )
  85. ~Quadruple Date Style!~ ( Gonta/Angie, Ouma/Amami, Saihara/Kaede and Shinguuji/Tojou go on a quadruple date. It goes as well as you expect. )
  86. Do Good By You ( “  Write a fic where Ouma and Amami break up but then get back together after a little while. “ )
  87. How to Cuddle a Robot ( Where Kaito tried to cuddle a robot )
  88. To Protect You (Gonta visits Shinguuji before bed. Gonta/Shinguuji )
  89. The One With the Purple Eyes ( “ How about Oumami reincarnation AU? Amami has been dreaming about this purple haired boy lately and tried to find him :D” )
  90. No Programs for Love ( In which Kiibo rejects Kaito )
  91. Can’t Help Falling In Love ( “ The song is called 'I can’t help falling in love’ and it’s a cover by twenty one pilots Just imagine Amami singing that to Ouma whilst playing the ukulele and the rest of the cast sing in the background / ouma proposes to amami” )
  92. Allow Me To Observe ( “ Is It alright if I ask for some Gonta / Shinguuji fluff? Where Gonta decides to take care of Shinguuji during the winter?” )
  93. ~Himiko’s Birthday! A Battle Between Angie and Ouma?!~ (Birthday fic with out fav witchy magician girl <33)
  94. For Their Sake ( OT3, Amami/Ouma/Saihara. “ Can you write kaede killing ouma and tricking everyone to the point where they vote for someone else (Amami) while he just yells at everyone it wasn’t him” and “Amami loses his two closest friends, Kaede and Saihara during the class trial)
  95. Shameless ( “ Amami uses sex therapy to help Ouma deal with his mental illness and emotional problems.” )
  96. Black and White“Before you meet your soulmate, the world is nothing but black and white. However, when you first touch them, the colours will suddenly light up world, and you’ll be able to experience all the colours that paint the land, up until your soul mate dies, to which it all becomes monochrome once more.” Soulmate AU where Ouma is blind)
  97. ~Queen Bee Gonta’s Honey Bath!~ ( Trash. Poor Bee Movie trash. Do not read!!! ;m; )
  98. TalentSwap Part 1 (Part 1 in a trilogy where Monokuma presents the motive of swapping the students talents. This covers ‘Daily Life’ )
  99. TalentSwap Part 2 (Part 2 in a trilogy where Monokuma presents the motive of swapping the students talents. This covers ‘Investigation Time’)  
  100. TalentSwap Part 3  (Part 3 in a trilogy where Monokuma presents the motive of swapping the students talents. This covers the Class Trial )
  101. Sailor Moon Ouma~ ( Ouma is uncomfortable with a male body, but he doesn’t know if he wants to change his gender, so he tries on their skirts/dresses. Amami, Tenko and Tsumugi catch him )
  102. Neither Hope Nor Despair (Continuation of  Where Hope and Supremacy Collides )
  103. The Disappearing Act ( Ouma likes Himiko, and tells Rantaro. and Rantaro wants to help him and randomly decides to bring Kaede along to see it.)
  104. Do Robots Have It…? (A smutty fic based on Ouma’s famous question, “Do robots have dicks?” )
  105. Jealousy ( Mastermind Oumami as the final survivors of the killing game )
  106. Small Moments (Kiiboumami fluff )
  107. I Just Want To Avenge You ( “ Alt ending for “I just want to say sorry” where Ouma indeed dies from the Despair Disease . Amami wakes up to find a dead body by his side…” )
  108. Dreaded Words (A darker take on a Soul Mate AU. Featuring Oumami)

marta-bee  asked:

Thanks for publicly admitting your mistake on the Celeborn/Celebrimbor thing. I can generally keep those two straight in my head, but I have *the* hardest time with other characters. I have to look up the F'ing elves (Fingon, Finrod, etc.) every time I use them because I always use the wrong name. Seeing someone who clearly knows Tolkien so well struggle with that kind of issue makes me feel a little braver about playing in the Tolkien sandbox.

Yes! Come play in the sandbox! 

But no, seriously. Celebrimbor, Celeborn, and Celegorm. Finwe, Fingolfin, Finarfin, Finrod, Fingon (and Feanor). Earendil, Elendil, Elrond, Elros, Elladan, and Elrohir. Tuor, Turin, Huor, and Hurin. Beleg, Bereg, Beregund, Bregolas, and Beren. Even when my brain can keep them all straight (which, I’ll be honest, is not 100% of the time) my poor fingers can’t always keep up. And then just add in the natural tendency to make typos (and I’ve had some pretty great ones - I’ve referred to the Council of Elrond as the Council of Gollum, and one time, due to a misplaced comma, I suggested that Noldorin parents ate their sons-in-law at the wedding.)

Mistakes happen, none of us are perfect. (Which is why I’m always so grateful to those of you who point out my own mistakes - it’s great knowing that you’ve got my back!)

Terms of Address in Boueibu

ive been wanting to make a terms of address post for a while, actually (hope it hasnt been done yet…). with the second season named (love! love!, seriously) and the boueibu love letters exchange coming up, it seemed like a good time to finally get to it.

it’s sorted by the person doing the addressing, first with how they address the main eight in the anime (assuming they do at all), then how they address others. there’s also gonna be some commentary, so i’ll put the rest under the cut. feel free to correct anything that needs correcting! (i also included personal pronouns if i was able to pick up on them, but they’re the only terms im really unsure about)

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Crimes against humanity entail extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation. The commission further finds that crimes against humanity are ongoing in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea because the policies, institutions and patterns of impunity that lie at their heart remain in place.
—  United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report on N. Korea. The Commissioner calls for the UN Security Council to “refer the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the International Criminal Court.”

I’ve said it before, but North Korea is not a police state. It’s far, far beyond that. It’s the state from Orwell’s 1984. North Korea is a prison state.

anonymous asked:

I saw your tags about Qui Gon and now I'm wondering if you think that if Qui Gon did live that Anakin wouldn't have fallen to the dark side? Because ever since if watched the first episode movie and every time I see a Qui Gon and Anakin thing I always think that if he lived it wouldn't have turned the way it did. Especially because the only person who really believed in Anakin was Qui Gon while the rest of the jedi were afraid/kept him a distance.


QUI-GON SURVIVING TPM WOULD LEAVE SUCH AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON NOT ONLY ANAKIN’S LIFE BUT OBI WAN’S TOO. Qui-Gon’s faith, acceptance, affection and understanding for Anakin IS A HUGE THING. THE WAY HE WEARS HIS JEDI SKIN AND HIS JEDI RULES, he’s not blind, strict devotee of the Order (the way Obi-Wan is and remains;-/), he’s a pragmatic individualist, rebellious spirit and free thinker and Yoda’s contemptuous “Qui-Gon’s defiance I sense in you, need that you do not” <333 indicates that the Council always had issues with Qui-Gon’s loose interpretation of what loyalty to this body means and how occasionally he practices is. Qui-Gon is the follower of the Force not the Order, whenever he finds it he cherishes it (NOT EXPLOITS IT OR SERVES IT),  and he’s absolutely open-minded about it and the fact Qui-Gon  managed to teach himself how to become one with the Force must mean he dabbled in the Dark Side and still managed to keep himself pure and uncorrupted.

The way he is with Anakin OH MY GOD, there’s affection, faith. Everyone is so skeptical of this boy since the beginning, Padme, Obi-Wan, but Qui-Gon just firmly states: he will win the race, he will manage, there’s protectiveness there but mostly PRIDE, Qui-Gon sees his resourcefulness, his sharp intelligence, his passion, his heart, his dedication AND NOT ONCE HE CHASTISES HIM ABOUT IT (there’s a deleted scene where Ani has a fight with Greedo (x) and the way Qui-Gon interferes, there’s nothing of Jedi’s usual haughty holier-than-thou attitude, there’s wisdom and empathy and practical lesson he gives him and Anakin instantly listens, follows and takes it in, because it’s not disciplining with know-it-all ignorance but it’s offering him advice addressing the exact issues he’s going through). Qui-Gon as a person just makes you want to do good for him, as a Jedi Master by default too.

So, yes, in short I AM ABSOLUTELY SURE Anakin’s fall would never happen if Qui-Gon was the one guiding him, because Qui-Gon’s guidance wouldn’t leave so many gaps unfulfilled for Anakin to seek attendance to in wrong places and with wrong people. His presence in Ani’s life would mean freedom of acting and wanting and feeling the way he was made for.  Qui-Gon had all the attention, understanding, curiosity, fluidity and balance Anakin needed. Qui-Gon was the father figure Anakin lacked, the guardian of life and Jedi wisdom he sought and the inspiring role model Anakin needs in his life to be motivated and grounded at the same time.

(I used to have issues with Qui-Gon’s persistence in referring to Anakin as THE CHOSEN ONE - putting shackles of label on him, but his interest in this boy started with the way he’s selfless, kind, smart and skillful and only then it spiraled beyond WHO HE IS AS A PERSON, plus Qui-Gon’s absolute devotion to the concept of Anakin being the bringer of balance (his last words are about this after all HOW THIS DEFINES HIS ENTIRE LIFE AT THIS POINT) is not only a testimony of his general faith in Anakin, it’s such an amazing prospect of training for Anakin, because Qui-Gon’s idea of balance might have been THE GENUINE ONE, not just some myth everyone talks about but knows nothing about and is terrified of  but ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO EMBRACE BOTH SIDES AND TAME THEM IN YOU TO CREATE THIS ONENESS WITH THE FORCE). The difference is when the Jedi Council refers to Anakin as the Chosen One they mean it as doubt and suspicion and unnatural state of things, when Qui-Gon does it it’s with devotion and pride of someone witnessing a miracle.

Also Qui-Gon becoming Anakin’s master and Obi-Wan never having to fulfill the promise he gave him to train the boy opens endless what ifs on how this would influence Obi-Wan. Even though Obi-wan in his blind devotion to Order seems incorruptible I want to believe so much the resentment over being PUT ASIDE in favour of this dangerous, annoying boy Qui-Gon instantly adored would have grown in him, and seeing Anakin rise into this respectful, charismatic, heroic icon with Qui-Gon devoting his entire life to make it happen wouldn’t have left him emotionally unscathed. And so bitter, jealous, frustrated Obi-Wan (perfect model Jedi, nothing else nothing more) meets luring him into the Dark Side Dooku in AOTC, let’s talk about this possible scenario HAAAAA!

cosmicbrowniebits  asked:

Hello, I have a question. I see and hear the term estate a lot in reference to British neighborhoods. I heard it constantly when I watched Misfits and I saw it on your post about the cat that lives on James' estate. What exactly does estate mean in the UK? In America, it's a big house with a lot of land.


The word ‘estate’ here can also mean a big house set in a large plot of land, but in more regular use it refers to a housing estate, i.e. a whole bunch of houses built together as part of one development. One thing about the UK is that we have a lot of people and not a huuuuge deal of developed space, so quite a lot of urban areas are redeveloped really quickly and all at once, meaning that you tend to get contractors building about 400 identikit houses on the same bit of land, for time and efficiency.

It might be this type of thing, which is the kind my boyfriend lives on: 

which Wikipedia tells me is also referred to as ‘tract housing’, or colloquially as ‘cookie-cutter housing’ in the US due to the fact that it basically all comes from the same mould!

It could also be this type of thing, which is the kind my dad lives on: 

The word ‘estate’ also often connotes public housing (e.g. a council estate) so a lot of the time people will refer to areas of council housing as ‘estates’, and therefore assume that the word ‘estate’ refers explicitly to council housing, but that’s a bit of a misnomer as an estate is just any area of mass housing built as part of one development, if that makes sense! The one that my dad lives on is a council estate, but the one that my boyfriend lives on is not. Wikipedia tells me that the US equivalent of that would be housing projects.

Hope that makes some fraction of sense - I always forget about the differences in UK/US vernacular! 


During this hiatus between Cups, we thought we’d do something fun for all the fans and participants— hence, these HP themed awards!

Here are the rules

  • Must be following The Council
  • Reblog this post
  • You do NOT have to have participated in a House Cup to enter! Anyone is eligible!
  • There will be ONE WINNER per category and ONE RUNNER UP for every category EXCEPT Prefects
  • Please go to THIS GOOGLE DOC and enter your House, so we know which Prefect award to consider you for!
  • You have until August 22nd to enter

The Awards are as follows:

  • The Gryffindor Prefect Award for FAVORITE GRYFFINDOR BLOG (chosen by Heads of Gryffindor)
  • The Ravenclaw Prefect Award for FAVORITE RAVENCLAW BLOG (chosen by Heads of Ravenclaw)
  • The Hufflepuff Prefect Award for FAVORITE HUFFLEPUFF BLOG (chosen by Heads of Hufflepuff)
  • The Slytherin Prefect Award for FAVORITE SLYTHERIN BLOG (chosen by Heads of Slytherin)
  • The Room of Requirement Award for BEST THEME
  • The Harry Potter Award for BEST HP BLOG
  • The Luna Lovegood Award for NICEST BLOGGER
  • The Tom Riddle Award for BEST URL
  • The Newt Scamander Award for BEST NEW BLOG (300 followers or less. To qualify for this award, please submit your follower count to the OHC blog.)
  • The Marauders Award for BEST CREATIONS
  • The Head Boy/Girl Award for BEST OVERALL

The Prizes for the winners are as follows:

  • A follow back from the WHOLE Council
  • A spot on each of our blogs for the season of fall
  • A spot on the OHC blog for the season of fall
  • Automatic selection into the House of their choice for the next Cup
  • A graphic or fic of their choice*
  • Promos whenever requested

The Prizes for the runner-ups are as follows:

  • A follow back from the WHOLE Council
  • Promos whenever requested

Again, you can follow us and reblog this until AUGUST 22ND. Winners will be chosen after that. Good luck!

(*in reference to creations, the Council reserves the right to deny requests based on relationships or content that they find triggering, emotionally or physically abusive, or inappropriate.)