absolute conviction

Send ‘Look into my eyes’ and my muse will bold what they see

| Hope | Love | Passion | Hate | Resentment | Envy | Indifference | Confidence | Insecurity | Greed | Desire | Optimism | Spite | Hostility | Kindness | Warmth | Intelligence | Experience | Trauma | Aggression | Gentleness |  Arrogance | Pride | Lust | Cruelty | You’re soft | You’re trusting | You seem honest | You’re humble | You’re cold | You’re closed off | You’re reserved and guarded | You’re unfeeling | You’re remorseless | You’re heartless | You’re inhuman | You’re frightening | You’re frightened | You’re devious | You’re unpredictable | You’re struggling | You’re lost | You’re broken | You’re disheartened | You seem headstrong | You seem difficult | You’re stubborn | I see hope | I see purpose | I see absolute conviction | I see compassion | I see a shining light | I see shattered remains | I see something familiar | I see a friend | I see an enemy | I see a lover | I see thirst for blood | I see malicious intent | I see pity | You’re pitiful | I see darkness | You’re unwavering | You’re pure | You’re noble |

This proposed budget isn’t extreme. Reagan’s proposed budget in 1981 was extreme. This budget is short-sighted, cruel to the point of being sadistic, stupid to the point of pure philistinism, and shot through with the absolute and fundamentalist religious conviction that the only true functions of government are the ones that involve guns, and that the only true purpose of government is to serve the rich.

Remember how Skulduggery remodelled his whole house for Valkyrie? Now imagine the first time Skulduggery came home, after losing Valkyrie to Darquesse, and seeing Valkyrie’s clothes lying around the place, a few dishes in the sink, some leftover pizza on the countertops. Imagine him refusing to pick up her clothes or wash the dishes because that’s all he has left to remember his partner for. Imagine him spending his first Christmas without Valkyrie, with his present that he’s had wrapped up for her for ages, but will now never be able to give to her. Imagine Skulduggery coming home everyday, after desperately trying to ignore the anger of hearing the things people were saying about his partner, and realizing that he was own on his own on getting her back. Just imagine the pain he was in constantly over the loss of the one person who understood him and accepted him for what he was, the one person he truly cared for, the one person who he could say with absolute conviction that he’d lay down his life for.

Hey Weiss, if you had to choose between being a faunus like Blake, or be Ruby and Yang's cousin, what would you choose? (Asked by lookinaro235)
  • Weiss, immediately with absolute conviction: Faunus.
  • Ruby, looking incredibly hurt: WOW! Not even a second thought!?
  • Yang, putting her hands to her hips, slightly offended: Ruby and I aren't THAT bad.
  • Weiss, looks into the camera liks she's on the office: Mhm.

Mandingo. Kyle Onstott. Richmond, VA: Denlinger’s, 1957. First edition. Original dust jacket.

Nearly all critics were quick to point out the “morbid, revolting, interesting, sadistic…” nature of the content while also accepting Onstott’s vision of the Antebellum South as accurate: “…it carries with it the power of absolute conviction, and this quality may demand that we revise our notions of American history, for it confounds us with the evils of our past.”

kurokiorya  asked:

Truth or Truth. Okita-san, do you see the men you killed in your dreams? Do you remember any of them or do they blend into one indistinct figure? (sorry for the serious issue)

Note: Oh it’s totally fine. Have you seen some of the dark questions people have sent in…?


A shadow falls across Okita’s face as though cast by sudden storm clouds, and his gaze lands on something invisible far in the distance—perhaps his fate. In those pale green eyes lurks a lethal darkness deeper than the night, an insatiable hunger for violence and thirst for blood barely restrained by bonds of light: the last remnants of childhood innocence, pure devotion, a selfless desire to be useful and good. Yet behind that absolute conviction, there glints a faint glimmer of fear, neither of death nor of killing, but rather of mercy. To set aside his blade is to abandon his fatal purpose, and consequently lose himself; to spare an enemy is to slay a part of his own soul. For him, all combat is self-defense in its truest sense, every victory an assurance of his identity, every victim a necessary sacrifice along his chosen path… in his waking hours. But before his dreams are laid bare for the world to see, Okita sheathes the sword in his eyes, instantly smothering that darkened flash deep within. “Yes,” he replies simply, laughing in response to both questions, and says no more.

Any other Hufflepuffs sorted into Wampus? Idk I feel like we might be quite a minority. I was very surprised at first because the first thing we’re told about Wampus is that it “favours warriors” and I am and always have been a complete pacifist who avoids conflict at all costs. But the more I think about it, the more comfortable and flattered I actually feel with the outcome.

Hufflepuff = belief, loyalty, determination, love
Wampus = defined by your actions, “nearly impossible to kill”

So basically we’re Hufflepuffs who have absolute conviction in our actions and cannot be swayed from our beliefs. I’m down for that.

archiveofourown.org
(Even) when I doubt you - verlore_poplap - SKAM (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: SKAM (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Even Bech Næsheim/Isak Valtersen
Summary:

“If they cheat with you, they’ll cheat on you,” Eva says, her tone laced with absolute conviction and sage wisdom.

anyway more get down stuff. like baz luhrmann has always had like a really distinct visual vocabulary that comes in all his work - contrast and slow motion and garishness and Christ imagery in run down urban environments intercut with chaotic colors and visual spectacle - but imho tgd has the strongest hangover of r&j. I think I’ve talked about how well the cinematography works for r&j, but part of it is because it can help translate the context of a shakesperean play into a dynamic we can understand. like it’s de-mythologizing it into the everyday ribbing and banter of a bunch of teens, making the absolute conviction of their emotions relatable. but w/ tgd it’s the exact opposite - ur still dependent on the environment for context, but now it’s the reverse. ur watching these teens whose lives are eminently relatable mythologizing themselves in order to like. exceed their environment. they’re notorious, they’re from outer space, they’re Persian poets and Madonnas and players. it’s the same thing in essence but they are creating the legend around themselves in a way that’s different from how r&j’s legend came from the actions of fate and destiny, but with both stories it’s about denying expectations. making room for different things in the story, defying the power of violence and death and the restriction of culture and family

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What was the most enjoyable part of the [Glee] process: the comedy, the dancing or the singing?
My master class scene because I understood so much about this guy, who was so desperate for validation from anyone. It was fun to construct this piecemeal identity he had where he parses out the things he wants to hear and believe and then commits to them with absolute conviction. Having the commitment to teach these kids that the best way to pull off a dramatic scene is to “point as much as possible” and then make that truthful was not only challenging, but incredibly fun. - Matt Bomer [x]

Radical nihilism is the conviction of an absolute untenablility of existence when it comes to the highest values one recognizes, plus the realization that we lack the least right to posit a beyond or an in-itself of things that might be divine or morally incarnate.”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §3 (excerpt).

finneganmartin  asked:

Look Into My Eyes

| Hope | Love | Passion | Hate | Resentment | Envy | Indifference | Confidence | Insecurity | Greed | Desire | Optimism | Spite | Hostility | Kindness | Warmth | Intelligence | Experience | Trauma | Aggression | Gentleness |  Arrogance | Pride | Lust | Cruelty | You’re soft | You’re trusting | You seem honest | You’re humble | You’re cold | You’re closed off | You’re reserved and guarded | You’re unfeeling | You’re remorseless | You’re heartless | You’re inhuman | You’re frightening | You’re frightened | You’re devious | You’re unpredictable | You’re struggling | You’re lost | You’re broken | You’re disheartened | You seem headstrong | You seem difficult | You’re stubborn | I see hope | I see purpose | I see absolute conviction | I see compassion | I see a shining light | I see shattered remains | I see something familiar | I see a friend | I see an enemy | I see a lover | I see thirst for blood | I see malicious intent | I see pity | You’re pitiful | I see darkness | You’re unwavering | You’re pure | You’re noble |

Habits Of Ultra-Likable Leaders

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of.

Becoming a more likable leader is completely under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence. Here are 10 key behaviors that emotionally intelligent leaders engage in that make them so likable.

Sure, sounds legit.

(There’s this bizarre lateral transmission of Superhero Facts that happens among the small boys at his preschool. They’ve never read the comics or seen the movies, but they know with absolute conviction that there’s BATMAN, and he wears black. SPIDERMAN shoots fire at bad guys. HULK SMASH has torn purple pants, and so forth)

bladekindeyewear via ficklefandoms:

shizukateal said:

How did you realize what your God Tier was?

My supposed title (Seer of Doom)? It’s a long, boring story. A couple title tests, a lot of personality tests, a lot of understanding about classes and aspects, some serious analysis of my personality, my method of approaching problems, my belief system, my fears and motivations, my quirks and habits. But most importantly, the firm confidence that I am not 100% sure of my own hero title, and never will be.

Let me repeat that. I’ve stated my supposed title with relative confidence. I usually do! I’m… I dunno, somewhere between 75% to 90% sure that it’s my title, as opposed to one of the runner-ups like Sylph of Light, or something a little different. But I believe that even if you can feel absolute conviction about other people’s titles, or of those of characters in fiction, you should absolutely never think you know your OWN, PERSONAL title with absolute clarity. Not unless a magic video game gives you the answer.

Thinking you’re 100% sure of your own title is dangerous. It’s a form of willful blindness – arrogance, even! – which, at worst, could negatively impact your life and those you care about. Do you, at your current age and place in life, completely know yourself and all your faults, the true shape of your potential? And even if you do, will you still understand yourself next year, when you’ve gone through so much more? The year after that? A decade from now?

Self-awareness is a constant battle, and one of the most important psychological traits you should hone as a person. (Part of why I think everyone should see a good psychologist every once in a while in their lives, regardless of mental health; they’re great at teaching you this.) Learning about yourself, about who you are, how you operate, what you’re actually doing and why you’re doing what you’re doing, is not something you’re ever going to be “done” doing. There are always things you are doing wrong. There are people – yourself, and people other than yourself – who will be hurt by the things you’re doing wrong. And the ultimate betrayal to them is to fail to examine and reexamine your actions and motivations, to fail to make an effort to recognize what you might be doing wrong and why. You need to be self-aware. You must FIGHT to be self-aware, constantly, against your automatic subconscious. Because if you can’t learn how your behavior is negatively affecting others – if you can’t even SEE how you might be negatively affecting others – you have exactly a zero percent chance of fixing that behavior, or even accepting that it exists.

You’ve met people who critically lack self-awareness, and hurt those around them because of it. People who you can’t imagine anyone putting up with, who you distance yourself from. The instant you stop questioning what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, you’ve switched train-tracks toward becoming that sort of person. People will sever ties with you, and you won’t know why. You won’t even see it happening. At worst, you could become a poisonous cloud, a scalding hot potato that nobody wants to have to deal with. And when you’re finally completely alone, you’ll ask the world why, and be absolutely deaf when it tells you that the answer is “you”.

…well, that’s not completely true. If you’re an optimist, you might believe that someone who reaches that point might finally listen to the answer, realize something’s wrong with their behavior, and work towards becoming a better person. Maybe! If it happens early enough in life. But the more time you spend stewing in a lack of self-awareness, the worse your behavior will hurt others, and the harder it will be to even BEGIN to accept who you are and start to change that, because accepting who you are would mean accepting fault for all the pain you’ve caused others. And if you’ve become a truly caustic person, it’s probably too late for you to bear that kind of realization. So your psyche will ignore it. And you’ll be stuck until you die.

…okay that went to a lot darker a place than I meant it to. (Probably because my dad is in that “stuck” place, and has caused enough oblivious damage that I’ve cut ties with him completely.)

Dark rant aside, the point is, it’s arrogant to declare that you know yourself well enough to know your hero title for absolute certain. You can use a hero title to help with self-discovery, but you shouldn’t believe it to be an unshakable truth. You can’t be sure you know yourself that well. Only God, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, know you that well.

I think Andrew Hussie understands this at some level. That’s probably why he doesn’t brag about having a certain hero title, or even admit he thinks he knows what his best-fit title would be.

Since ficklefandoms pulled this out of the ask compilation and reblogged it, figured I’d put it up myself like this in case people want to share it separately.