anonymous asked:

yeah hey, hi. One of those people that refer to some shithead abusive male char 'you wretched disaster' and get abused on this site because I write them, but no one bothers to see me trying to make it an AU and try to write them attempting to right their wrongs and be a better person. No, they see the baddie and I'm attacked, I'm trying though because its different and I wanna change outcomes for the better. Would be nice not being lumped into one cata because we try something new for them.

I really don’t get why so many people feel attacked by basic fandom observations. We got at least 5 messages exactly like this with slightly different wording and it’s really funny to me. I’m not saying stop doing it or you’re a terrible awful person, I’m just of the opinion that keeping these things in mind via humor is a good way of realizing where you stand exactly (in the majority) and that while you can gush about your problematic fave for a variety of reasons, you should keep in mind that this stuff makes others (the minority) uncomfortable or puts them in harm’s way, and that they often get the short end of the stick for speaking up about it. Compromises can be achieved on behalf of those who favor “bad” characters so as to make everything as comfortable as possible for everyone. This is especially important in fandoms where a lot of kids take part.

By the way, this is also a note to myself, because I find darker characters compelling very easily. Publishing that previous anon was as much checking myself for this sort of behavior as it was reminding everyone else of it.

If you don’t wanna be “lumped in” with the Real Fandom Baddies, then don’t be. If you know you’re not among the people who just don’t care, and you really try to make things right as you say, then you have no reason to feel threatened by that post. Do your thing. Be critical. No one can stop you anyway. Godspeed.

th3rm0pyl43  asked:

Hi again! What kinds of boots are there for various uses (ranging from, say, combat to parade), and how much (in kg) do they usually weigh? :o

This is officially the oldest question in my ask box. I’m a monster. 

We have different kinds of boots, but we don’t have “parade” boots. If we’re in the Army Service Uniform we wear dress shoes, (unless you’re a tan, red, or green beret, or MP, or probably someone else I forgot) and if we’re in the Army Combat Uniform we wear boots. 

Basically, the army issues you two types of boots: summer boots and winter boots. The winter boots are a bit thicker and the summer boots have a bit more mesh. The summer boots weight a bit less than three pounds total and the winter boots weigh about four pounds total. That’s about it – those are our initial options.

Standard issue boots are terrible. Their padding is awful and they don’t breathe at all and they have like fuck-all traction and honestly they’re just what you’d expect from something standard issue.

So any other boot variations aka better boots have to be purchased on your own dime. This includes boot styles we refer to as “jump boots” and “tanker boots.”

ALRIGHT let’s pull out ol’ AR 670-1 (no lie part of what took me so long to answer this is that I hate going through 670-1) Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia!

But guess what! Boots and wear of boots aren’t included in the original 670-1!! You had to go out and get the handy PAM 670-1, which stands for “pamphlet” which is super-cool army jargon!! We’ll just scroll on down to…tut tut tut…page 123… (you think I’m joking. I’m not).

Here we go!

As an option, Soldiers may wear commercial boots of a design similar to that of the Army combat boot (tan), as authorized by the commander. The boots must be between 8 to 10 inches in height and made of tan flesh-side out cattlehide leather, with a plain toe and a soling system matching the color of the tan upper materials. Rubber and polyether polyurethane are the only outsole materials that are authorized. The soling materials will not exceed 2 inches in height, when measured from the bottom of the outsole, and will not extend up the back of the heel or boot or over the top of the toe. The exterior of the boot upper will not contain mesh but will be constructed of either all leather or a combination of leather and nonmesh fabric. Soldiers may wear optional boots in lieu of the Army combat boot (tan), as authorized by the commander; however, they do not replace issue boots as a mandatory possession item.

(b) Optional boots are not authorized for wear when the commander issues and prescribes standard organizational footwear for safety or environmental reasons (such as insulated boots or safety shoes). Personnel may wear specialty boots authorized for wear by specific groups of Soldiers, such as the tanker boot, only if the commander authorizes such wear. Soldiers may not wear optional boots in formation when uniformity in appearance is required.

Tanker boot

Since they used tanker boots as an example, here you go.

I’ve gone ahead and bolded a few bits because they’re the most important bit. “By authorization of the commander.” Meaning that if your commander says, “you can fuck right off,” that’s it, you have no leg to stand on, it doesn’t matter that you scoured and found boots that met those exact measurements outlined in the regulation. What the commander says goes, and he doesn’t even have to give a reason for it. Sure sucks when you spend $150 on a new pair of boots and get told you can’t wear them Because Reasons (poor young bitter me).

If the commander authorizes, then the type of boot you wear can vary significantly. In my experience, the boots can’t have a visible brand name anywhere on the boot, (lookin’ at you, Rockies) but otherwise as long as they meet regs they can be any make and model.

I’ve seen a lot of heated debate over the allowance of a steel toe. Some say the regs clearly state “plain toe,” meaning “not a steel toe,” and others say that it merely means that the toe must be PLAIN, meaning no designs or anything interesting on it. Even now when I bring it up I either get people going “You’re stupid; steel toes have never been allowed” or “Is this a joke?? I’ve been wearing steel toes for fifteen years lmao.” I genuinely hope such an argument appears in the notes of this post. 

As always though the final word is with the commander. So the regulations don’t actually matter at all. :’D 

You can see a popular retailer with Army Regulation boots here if you’re just looking for style inspiration. Rocky appears to have started making boots without logos – good for them! Belleville is still around; almost everyone in my unit loved Bellevilles. Fuck Oakleys tho. 


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There's A Limit
Dusty O'Connor
There's A Limit


Art: @ar-ameth


–Mystery: Me

–Vivi: @hecallsmehischild

Wow, so THIS was made forever ago XD but a voice acting update’s been long overdue, especially since deleting and re-starting my tumblr.  TOTAL props to hecallsmehischild for the concept from her MSA fanfic, as well as the editing AND providing Vivi’s voice in this.  Cheers, Dusty!!!  Y’all should go and check out her MSA fanfiction if you haven’t already, it’s AMAZING.  Also a SUPER big thanks to ar-armeth for their cover art!  Go look at their other work, it’s great!

hades is the smell of the cold winter mornings, the smell of the pavement after it has rained, and the lingering scent left on your clothes after a camp fire. he holds your hand as you cross the street, watches the moon with you, and is sitting beside you on long car rides. he is both the coldness of your room at night and the warmth of your bed after a long day.

aphrodite is the smell of rose petals and your newest fragrance. she is the smell of the fog after a nights rain and the odour given off while romantic sex is taking place. she is the taste of your lovers lips and the feeling of your own skin after a shower. she is the butterflies in your stomach, and always has your name on the tip of her tongue. she is the one who sends you your next relationship and ends the bad ones. 

poseidon is the smell of the moist air as the water rolls over the rocks near a lake. he is the smell of the mud in a play ground and the scent of your newest body wash. he’s the one who stares back at you as you stare beyond the horizon of the sea. he is the feeling you get when you jump into a pool after being in a hot tub or sauna. 

apollo is the smell of breakfast cooking in the morning and wet wood. he is the split second of pain in your eyes from the light after being in the dark for long periods. he is the summers day spent at a park, and the excitement of remembering lyrics of your new favourite song.

artemis is the natural smell of your hair. she is both the smell of bark on a tree and your fingers after picking up a wet rock. she gives you grass stains on your pants, and blows your hair in the wind. she finds your favourite places to go and guards your place to sit. 

ares is the smell of your sweat. he smells like sand and is the scent of your father. he feels like slate and the pain of a bruise. he is the one who pushes you that one extra step, and forces you to lose your cool.

zeus smells like fire. he smells like the cold wind and your freshly washed sheets. he is the one who makes your heart pound and is the one who triggers your anxieties. he is the booming of loud music and the cracking of the floor boards at night. he watches you as you walk home in the rain.

- anonymous author