a hard battle

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A note from the Indivisible Team
A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game.

A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen. 


It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.

The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.

Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.

You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.

We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.

We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Team

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polydins

pidge, shiro, lance, hunk, and keith all in a happy, healthy, consensual relationship with one another where none of them feels less or more significant. they all love and value each other equally, no one is more favoured than anyone else. 

  • they all share one room now. they moved into a suite on the castleship because it has a bed big enough for all of them to snuggle in
  • everyone fights for a spot next to hunk at night because he is absolutely the king at snuggling
  • shiro is surprisingly petty during these scuffles. dudes got sharp elbows
  • pidge is too smart to take part in the fighting - while the others are squabbling, she curls right up under hunk’s arm and they watch together
  • hunk doesn’t stop it because it makes him feel loved
  • shiro still suffers from ptsd on a very severe level and wakes frequently from his sleep with night terrors
  • he used to dread that - waking up and trying to calm himself down, but he could never really go back to sleep
  • now it’s better. the night terrors still happen with as much frequency, but by the time he wakes up he’s aware that he couldn’t be more safe
  • he’s sleeping surrounded by four paladins of voltron
  • one of them could enslave the entire universe with just her laptop
  • one can bench press him for six solid hours and never get tired
  • one is capable of cutting through an entire squad with one hand tied behind his back
  • and one could plan all of those events in his sleep, and shoot a fly from across a football field with his eyes shut
  • and each time it happens, all four of them wake up and crowd in close to him and snuggle him all over. they press kisses against every inch of him and they hold his hands 
  • lance will sing sometimes
  • after the first few weeks of initial awkwardness abt their relationship, they all become surprisingly touchy feely with each other
  • they’re always touching (esp. always touching shiro somehow)
  • voltron becomes stronger than ever
  • keith and lance don’t stop arguing but it’s mostly just because they’re used to it now
  • it typically ends in really steamy makeouts
  • shiro and pidge like to watch it all dissolve
  • shiro initiates afternoon naps like all the time
  • when lance is feeling insecure (read: always) they make it their personal mission to shower him with affection
  • shiro will scoop him up and kiss him till he goes red in the face 
  • hunk and pidge are a force to be reckoned with when they get Ideas
  • keith loves kissing hunk and will do so every chance he gets
  • lance is the only one who can convince pidge to sweep everything off her workbench and make out 
  • after a hard battle, shiro isn’t content until he can drag every one of his paladins into a pile and spend at least an hour decompressing
  • as long as hes got physical contact with each of them then he’ll be okay
  • they’re all in love with each other okay
  • all of them are in love with all of them and they wouldn’t have it any other way
  • nsfw headcanons later? obviously
When I find myself in times of trouble Harry Styles comes to me, speaking words of wisdom:

“Be nice to everyone and do it five minutes early”

so I will stand by your side and we will face whatever is coming for you together

And we all talked about the plausibility of assumed misogyny and general inequality in a world without Christianity and 'Original Sin' i.e. Fuck that noise; your home village burned to the ground and every other person you meet wants to kill you, but at least you don't have to deal with that bull shit.

The gnome bard and half-orc warlock (for context they are played by siblings who enjoy trolling the rest of the party on the regular) are the only players still conscious in the dungeon we’ve been trapped in FOR WEEKS  and even short rests always end in tears

Bard: Sooo, we leave them to die?

Warlock: You’re chaotic GOOD

Bard: … GDI

Warlock: Hey, how ‘bout that random magic archway we found that leads to nothing but a storage closet.

This portal turned our knowledge cleric from a male to female, but had no harmful effects.  She reported it was FASCINATING.  The human barbarian immediately began finding excuses to fondle her new assets.

Barbarian’s player: Wait, WHAT?!?!

Bard and Warlock grin wickedly to each other as they drag the barbarian, cleric, and ranger back to the portal.

- Upon waking -

Bard now female:  Sweet, whole new identity.  I can go back and rob all those towns I’m wanted in.

Ranger now female:  I’m an elf, I’ve lived for 300 years as a dude.  I’m ready to mix it up.

Cleric already transformed: FASCINATING, the apparatus seems to provide only a single use to one creature.

Warlock now male: I’m a half-orc in full plate armor, nobody saw me as a woman before anyway.  So this doesn’t really change my identity.

Barbarian now female to the DM: How do I look?

DM: Your life of battle and hard labor is still apparent, your body is heavily muscled and scarred.  You tower over the rest of the party as before. Your armor fits differently, but you judge it is still fit for combat.

Barbarian: But what about my boobs, how are they???

DM: … Uneven.  The left one is bigger than the right.

Tips for Dealing with Mental Health Problems

1. Know what your triggers are – certain people, comments or situations – and try to avoid those as much as possible. Be especially alert to anything or anyone that causes your mood to plummet.

2. Focus on the things you enjoy doing in life rather than on things that create pressure and stress. Make sure you schedule time for these in your day – even if it’s only a 10 minute workout or reading a few pages of your magazine or book.

3. Make a playlist of favourite songs that lift your mood, or that help to calm your mind.

4. Establish a support network – good friends and family members who will be there for you, no matter what. Don’t be afraid to reach out to, and contact, these people if you feel you are spiralling down.

5. Choose to spend time with positive, accepting, nurturing people – and stay away from people who don’t understand, or are critical of, mental health concerns.

6. Try and get some exercise as it releases “feel good” hormones and can change the way you feel. Also, pay attention to the kinds of foods you eat.

7. Establish and respect your own personal boundaries. We all have limits – and that includes you, as well. Don’t be afraid to withdraw, or to say “no”. It’s good to know yourself, and to know when “it’s enough”.

8. Be gentle, kind and understanding with yourself. Don’t be harsh, unrealistic or hypercritical. You are fighting a hard battle – so be there for yourself!

Ok. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I want Kageyama and Hinata to revert back to the freak quick, if only even once. I want them to be in a do-or-die situation during a match and kageyama tosses in instinct and Hinata jumps, but he maybe doesn’t trust himself to get it when he’s shaking with nerves and staring at the daunting wall in front of him or something, so he…closes his eyes. Because he knows Kageyama’s tosses will always reach him.

Saiko: Geez… men, amirite? They talk smack, but shove their face into a pair of big boobs and everything’s great.


Meanwhile: you can see it’s a Valentine’s Day chapter. Hsiao’s crush on Saiko is #confirmed since Hsiao likes people who are naturally great at something. Saiko’s genius lies in kagune-morphing. Remember what Eto had said to Kanae about kagune being limited by one’s imagination? Apparently Saiko doesn’t have this problem at all.

It’s actually unclear whether Saiko loves Urie romantically or not; I would assume she meant it that way, since she referenced men and boobs like a second later. We’ll see. 

V’s dialogue at the end is interesting.

V1: So the White Suits are really Kaneki’s people? I got to admit, Furuta is quite a clever brat.

V2: Where is Kaneki Ken going?

V1: To the lab, probably.

V2: Is this about “Rize”? It’s a highly confidential matter. We cannot allow this information to get out to any organization.

If it’s about the clones, you’re a bit late. Wait, is that Nico. Is everyone a goddamn Washuu in this manga.

Hey guys! I made another quotes list for the philosophers, since I left some out and there were quotes that deserved their own post. Once again, I hope you like these quotes and think they are inspirational!

Thales

  • “The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.”
  • “Intellect is the swiftest of things, for it runs through everything.”
  • “Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.”
  • “Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.”

Jean de la Bruyere

  • “Out of difficulties grow miracles.”

Francis Bacon

  • “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”
  • “Knowledge is power.”
  • “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”
  • “Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.”
  • “The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.”

Michel de Montaigne

  • “Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.”
  • “A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.”

Bertrand Russell

  • “Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.”
  • “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
  • “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
  • “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
  • “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
  • “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

Alan Watts

  • “You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.”
  • “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
  • “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
  • “I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
  • “You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.”
  • “Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”
  • “To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.”
  • “No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

  • “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

Jean-Paul Sartre

  • “It is only in our decisions that we are important.”
  • “Life begins on the other side of despair.”
  • “The best work is not what is most difficult for you; it is what you do best.”
  • “Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.”
  • “We must act out passion before we can feel it.”
  • “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”
  • “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.”
  • “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”
  • “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

Diogenes

  • “He has the most who is most content with the least.”

Philo

  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Blaise Pascal

  • “Vanity is but the surface.”
  • “Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.”
  • “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.”

Bernard Williams

  • “Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.”
  • “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
  • “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”
  • “We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.”
  • “Life is supposed to be a series of peaks and valleys. The secret is to keep the valleys from becoming Grand Canyons.”