also this is such a failure man

Though She Be But Little She Is (Not) Fierce

A little background, I’m a halfling ranger with a high elf wizard, half elf druid, and a couple others. We had just finished our mission and were picking stuff up on the way back. We came upon some prisoners we had left tied up and decided to take them back to our employer. Our strongest players were holding dragon eggs which left two of us to carry the two unconscious prisoners. We were also super low on health from fighting. 

Me: I roll strength to pick up this guy.

*rolls critical failure*

DM: You, a 4ft halfling who weighs 70lbs, try to pick up a 6ft and 180lbs man. You lose your balance and crack your head on the floor, killing yourself.

Druid: Alright, I’ll pick her up and carry her back so the town can heal her.

*rolls critical failure*

DM: Uuhh, fill in two of those failure bubbles.

Wizard: I’ll heal her with my med kit.

*rolls critical failure*

Me: *flabbergasted* Oh my God.

DM: *delighted* Oh my God!

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Paul John Knowles: The Casanova Killer.

Paul Knowles had a history of criminal behaviour long before he started his killing spree. As a teenager and an adult, Knowles had spent time in jails for petty theft, care theft, and burglary. By the time he was released from prison, the 28-year-old Florida resident suffered from loneliness, rejection and failure.

Sandy Fawkes, a woman he met (but chose not to kill) described Knowles as a man who could be thoughtful and even protective. He also appeared to be confused as to his sexuality. Some of the rapes he confessed to were never completed because of his sexual inadequacies. One of his male victims appears to have been associated with homosexual behaviour. Knowles met him in a gay bar and was invited to spend the night at his home but killed him following an argument. Knowles decided to make his mark on society and began a 4-month killing rampage that would cover seven states and include at least 18 victims. He later claimed to have killed at least 35 people; the admissions were never confirmed.

Knowles’s killings were generally random; he often murdered someone to conceal detection or to rob him or her. Some of his victims he simply killed for enjoyment. He murdered children, teenagers, adults and elderly people. Most of his victims died by strangulation, although at least 5 were shot to death. Most of them were female, but he raped or attempted to rape only a few. He managed to elude law enforcement through cunning and sheer luck as he drove thousands of miles, killing along the way.

Finally he abducted a police officer and another male traveler, handcuffed them to a tree and shot both in the head, killing them instantly. After running a road block, he smashed his car into a tree and fled into the woods. He surrendered moments later when confronted by a local resident pointing a shotgun at him. After his arrest Knowles reveled in the notoriety and gave several interviews. He made a point of telling the press he was the ‘only successful member of his family’. The next day Knowles was shot and killed as he attempted to escape from the police.

“My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.”

The others elaborated on his statement, defining Susan’s loss in terms of favored objects and silliness, disdain in their voices. Lucy, lost in the new world, and Edmund, hardened against Susan’s indifference, did not rise to defend their absent sister.

Peter also remained silent. Not out of pity or disdain or anger, but out of an abject sense of failure. He had always been a man of action, even when he was a boy. Quick to anger, yes, but also quick to resolution. Bright flares of temper that faded quickly. If he could just have it out, he could usually figure it out.

But Susan had grown apart slowly. He had noticed, during their last adventure in Narnia. But then Aslan had split the girls and the boys up, and a few days later, after the exile, a train had taken them even further apart. Susan had written him once during that term, even though Peter had sent hastily-scribbled missives weekly, written under the sheets with a flashlight after lights-out.

(A girlfriend, the other boys had teased him. He didn’t respond. Rescuing a queen and a sister was too important for teasing, and too sensitive to tell.)

Then there were the holidays - a blur of activities and noise and friends and relatives and Susan was always busy, too busy to talk to Peter. Lucy and Edmund were older now, and there was no early bedtime for them and a quiet hour of conversation for the two eldest afterward.

There was one time that holiday, when the four of them were together, but Susan left the room first, after a quarter-hour. Lucy was hurt and Edmund frowned, but only Peter saw the glimmer of tears as Susan walked out, head high, a queen even in exile.

Lucy promised to talk to her. But how could she, when that next term was Susan’s last at the same school with Lucy? Their schedules were completely different, only a small portion of the evening free, and that time taken by extracurriculars and studying.

In any case, Peter was the eldest. It was his job to lead and protect. It had always been, even before Narnia. Susan was his responsibility, not Lucy’s.

It wasn’t that night or the next when Peter finally cornered Susan and demanded the truth out of her. He tried to understand. He tried to hold his temper. But it’s one thing to be a king, and another to be a boy and a brother. At the end, he was yelling and she was crying. He apologized, and she promised to try and do better. She was just horribly, horribly hurt, and talking and thinking about Narnia with no way to go back was painful. She was thirteen and it was her first real loss. He was fourteen, and even fifteen extra years of experience in Narnia had not prepared him to manage a crisis of faith.

Kill a giant? Sure.

Manage a sister’s emotional devastation through scraps of paper and hurried conversations in a back hallway? Not so much.

They wrote diligently for a term, chatting about commonplaces, with a sentence or two that seemed banal and slightly out-of-place to an outsider, but made perfect sense to the eldest Pevensies.

Then Edmund, Lucy, and that bugger Eustace had sailed to the end of the world.

Susan listened politely to their stories, laughed in the right spots, but only Peter was tall enough to see the hurt and rejection and a small spark of anger in her eyes. Later, she had exploded at him. Susan, the gentle. Yelling. At him. Of all people, Eustace had gotten to go. Yes, he was much improved for the experience, but Eustace? Why did he get to go, while they could not return?

Eustace needed it, he said, trying to remain calm. He knew it wasn’t fair, he knew Aslan was right and had a plan, but…he wanted to sail the last seas and see the end of the world, too. Hurt and anger bubbled in his chest.

I need it too, Susan shouted at him, and stormed out.

Peter did not follow.

He was almost sixteen.

The letters stopped.

Later that year, Eustace and Jill rescued a Prince. Susan sat across the table and smiled, but it did not reach her eyes.

Afterword, she cornered Peter. He said we could find him in this world, she said. Eustace and Jill called him. He opened a door here. Let’s try that.

I don’t think that’s how it works, he had replied. She waved away his concern. They called to him because He was calling to them. He said He was here. It’s worth a try, she pleaded.

They didn’t quite lie to their parents and their siblings – Harry Bowlings was throwing a small birthday party, they just left right after the cake. They went to an empty cricket pitch – the only green patch within walking distance – and they called. Spoke. Shouted. Whispered.

In the end, they both sat on the grass. House lights twinkled through the sparse greenery. Cars coughed down the roads. A tabby cat slept on a bench nearby.

Let’s go home, said Susan dejectedly.

Peter sighed, and flopped onto his back. Let’s just watch the stars for a bit, he said. Look, the moon’s just rising over the rooftops.

There’s no point, said Susan. And you’re getting green stains on your shirt. How will we explain that? Let’s go.

Peter got up, and they left the park. On the way, Peter reached out to the almost-sleeping tabby, who had started to purr as soon as they were within earshot.

Don’t touch him, Susan snapped. He’s probably got fleas.

Peter withdrew his hand, hurt more than the simple comment warranted. The cat stopped purring, looked at Susan with dark eyes, then leapt off the bench and ran into the dark.

Peter turned to Susan, and she rolled her eyes at him. Don’t be ridiculous, she said. It’s only a cat. It doesn’t mean anything.

She never brought finding Aslan up again.

Six long years passed. Six years of unanswered letters and hushed shouting matches twice a year at holidays. Lucy was Valiant, but she was hurt by her sister’s curtness. Edmund was Just, but his arguments fell short against her indifference.

Peter was Magnificent, and he was failing.

There were flashes of hope. The first time they had all gotten together and met Miss Plummer, and heard about Jadis’s origins. When the girls had gone off together to the shops, and come back with an old tapestry they had found at a boot sale. It was faded burgundy with a border of greenery, and a golden lion in the middle, holding a sword and wearing a crown. The Professor hung it in his spare bedroom. When Edmund had gotten Susan a golden ring with a red stone for her eighteenth birthday. (Took me four weeks allowance, he grumbled to Peter. Peter promptly paid him half.)  

But Susan was busy, always busy. She arrived late, and left early. Eventually, she started declining their invitations altogether. Later, she said.

Miss Plummer called her a social butterfly, in tones that were not a compliment. The Professor sighed, and said everyone deals with grief their own way. Give her time, he said. Later is good enough.

But then there was no time, and there was no later. Just another train, separating them again.

And Peter was back in Narnia, the real Narnia, and his sister was not standing beside him.

No longer a friend of Narnia.

He had tried. He had failed.

Not Magnificent at all.

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#I also loved when he looked at her #before he made the shot via @imalwayscalmandobjective

This other man has carried this “failure” around with him for 20 years. And he has clearly been dreaming of this rematch for that long. So he brings everyone in his life to the rink to cheer him on. This is his moment. Booth can see that. He realizes how important this silly goal is to this man. Booth certainly does not need it. He knows precisely who he is. This moment would not define him. It didn’t back then. And it definitely would not now. Booth looks over to see his partner and WIFE standing there supporting him. Like always. Like she always will. He isn’t living for some fleeting moment of glory. Look at Booth’s life. Look at all that he has. Brennan standing there, watching him, cheering him on- it’s evidence of his most precious victories. He already won a long time ago. He has it all. So Booth does the noble thing, as he so often does. And both men will go home happy tonight. Both will go home winners. 

Happy Birthday Jung Kiseok!

I hope you are having a great day and I miss you greatly!

I want to take a moment to tell you all the things I love about you….There are a lot so this might take a while!

From the moment I laid eyes on you on Running Man all those years ago…I knew you were the one. My Ultimate Bias.

The more I started to get to know you, the more I fell in love. Your singing really did a number on my heart!!

I also love the passion you have for rapping! (Supermagic is my favorite song of all time by the way~) But I do miss those Supreme Team days….*sigh*

I also love the fact that you have aged like a FINE ASS WINE!! I swear you are going to cause me heart failure!

I also love how much of a supportive dad you are to all of your juniors! 

You make me laugh, cry, smile, but most of all you make me happy. Thank you for finding your way into my life Kiseok! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and I hope we see you again soon on some sort of social media. I hope your album is coming along just fine. I don’t mind waiting until you think it’s perfect for us because I know how much you love your fans! 

Stay happy and healthy Kiseok!

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Spoil Me (M)

Jungkook looked up to you, taking his eyes from his lap. He didn’t mean to hear the pity in your voice but he knew it was there, no matter how much you denied.

“Please answer me,” you stated, reaching forward so that your palm cupped his cheek. He still didn’t look away from you, swallowing harshly so his Adam’s apple bobbed visibly. “Jungkook, I don’t want to hurt you, I want to make this good for you.” 

“There’s nothing I want more than for you to do this.”

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Sherlock’s Downfall: Failure to Understand Bisexuality

I’ll start this meta off with something obvious - Sherlock is a gay man.  He is absolutely 100% homosexual. Sherlock is not bisexual, he has never felt sexual attraction to a woman in his life, ever. 

There.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way….

Sherlock does not understand how anyone could be bisexual.  He sees sexuality in the harsh binary.  This keeps him from fully understanding John’s interest and motivation when it comes to their relationship.  His lack of understanding bisexuality also is his biggest weakness in dealing with Moriarty. Here’s another claim I will make - please read the rest of my argument before objecting - Moriarty is not gay. Moriarty is bisexual.  Sherlock believes Moriarty to be gay because he doesn’t understand that bisexuality is a possibility.  

Here are my reasons I believe Moriarty is coded as bisexual:
*Moriarty claims he was “playing gay” to get Sherlock’s attention
*Moriarty seductively asks the female guard to slip her hand in his pocket at the trial and seems to sexually enjoy the power he has at that moment
*Richard Brook was having a seemingly normal domestic relationship with Kitty Riley in TRF

Sure, he could be gay and pretending this whole time, but the “playing gay” really sells me.  I don’t believe the writers would have a character lie about their sexuality.  Just like John claims he’s “not gay” - which is true - they never have him say “I’m not attracted to men”.  They do not mislead.  Taking this into consideration, I see Moriarty as a bisexual man playing on Sherlock’s weaknesses in order to beat him. 

When we first see Jim, Sherlock calls him out for being gay.  John gets upset at that because John sees him as bisexual.  Jim is dating Molly and uses some product on his hair (like John) but just happens to find Sherlock attractive.  That doesn’t make him gay.  Sherlock doesn’t understand that anyone could like both men and women so when he sees Jim he automatically assumes Jim is gay but hiding behind Molly.  It’s the common “bisexual men aren’t a thing, they’re gay but can’t admit it” hurtful stereotype that Sherlock believes - and this notion is what will break him in the end.  He has to overcome this falsity in order to be with John and to know Moriarty’s next move.  

Moriarty used Kitty to hurt Sherlock.  Moriarty used Molly to hurt Sherlock.  I am positive Moriarty has used either Mary or Janine in a similar fashion before TRF in order to ensure his hatred for Sherlock lives on even after he dies.  Love is a far more viscious motivator, after all.  But this, this is what Sherlock always fails to see: the women in Moriarty’s life have been, and always will be, his biggest obstacles.  Moriarty’s bisexuality will ruin him if he doesn’t allow himself to see the patterns.  

And as for John, Sherlock still doesn’t know John is bisexual.  Sherlock knows that “it’s always two of us” and that John will have him sexually, but whether or not he knows John’s true sexuality is still up in the air.  Sherlock spent the first series assuming John to be straight - I mean, he heard John say enough times that he’s not gay and he’s dated a bunch of women.  Sherlock thinks he’s the only one starting to develop feelings. But then the pool happens.  Sherlock starts smoking again and becomes obsessed with John.  Sherlock thinks John is gay, but hiding.  Sherlock sees John flirt with Irene and he looses all ability to speak.  Could Sherlock have gotten it wrong? Is John not gay?  Later he hears John say he’s not gay but that he does love Sherlock more than a straight man would.  This sends him reeling out of control on his emotional rollercoaster.  He’s thinking “So what is it, John?!?! Are you gay?!?! Are you straight!?!?! GOD I NEED TO KNOW. I HATE NOT KNOWING.” Sherlock is still on edge in THOB and it cumulates into a fearful blizzard of nerves, he tells John for the first time he’s felt doubt.  That he can’t trust his own senses.  He’s so shaken from this whole emotional wreck of a situation that he pushes John away, sends him a woman to woo, then asks about his sexual exploits with her the next morning. Sherlock, the man uncomfortable with sex, ask John if he got any that night.  Sherlock HAS to know if John is sexually interested in women or not. John quits dating, doesn’t meet women, and gives his full attention to Sherlock.  Sherlock sees John as gay but hiding, afraid of what other people think of him. So once Sherlock dies and comes back, he’s ready to pick up where he left off and start his romance with John where it left off.  But John is involved with a woman.  And Sherlock did not see that coming.

Sherlock doesn’t understand why John won’t just leave Mary and come home to him - Sherlock thinks John is gay and still hiding. “Why would anyone go through all that trouble?” - “Why indeed, John?” (TEH).  Sherlock still has no idea why John is faking being straight.  That’s because John isn’t faking anything.  Sherlock waits patiently for John to leave Mary but he never does.  Sherlock found out that he was John’s “best friend”.  Sherlock has to admit that he was wrong again, that John isn’t gay and isn’t capable of feeling things like that for him. Sherlock willingly takes what he can get and assumes the role of gay-best-friend / wedding planner. He loves John so much that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to be near him. Drunk Sherlock saunters through the Mayfly Man’s flat trying to look for clues but all he’s thinking about is John’s sexual preference. “Wood? Egg?” - pink light, blue light - “What is John interested in sexually? Sholto? Me? Women?”.  Sherlock gives away his own sexual preference and ends up in jail before being able to figure anything out. At the wedding he tries to figure it out again. He sees Sholto the way he sees himself - Pining.  John admires Sholto but Sherlock sees it as just that - hero worship.  That’s all John is capable of when it comes to men like Sherlock.  The final nail in the coffin for Sherlock is deducing Mary’s pregnancy.  That is the moment Sherlock knows John isn’t capable of loving him - he sexually reproduced with a woman.  This is why Sherlock is crushed here.  Years of deducing and hoping that John is interested in men has come to this.  Sherlock was wrong.

Sherlock kills for Mary because there’s no use in telling John how he feels.  Sherlock shakes hands with John on the Tarmac without telling him he loves him because there’s no point.  Sherlock needs John to forgive Mary because there’s no way John would pick Sherlock anyways.  John has been straight this whole time.  John could never love Sherlock.

This is Sherlock’s greatest weakness.  This is what Moriarty uses against him and what keeps him from John.  Sherlock will have to admit to himself that it is biologically possible for a man to be sexually attracted to both men and women in order to be with John and to finally conquer Moriarty.  

Advice To Ladies

Ladies, a man is not supposed to meet all your needs because that’s what God is for. If you expect the man in your life to meet every single need and detail, you’re setting that relationship up for failure already. Don’t put your man on a high pedestal above God. That man is human just like you are. You both will make mistakes and you can’t afford to put him on a high scale and expect him to be perfect. You are meant to compliment each other in Christ not complete every thing, God is who completes whole heartedly. Do not be unequally yoked with someone either. If that man isn’t leading you to Christ and pointing you to him also protecting your purity, he is not going to lead you to God biblically. God should be your foundation and your main focus. Complaining and constantly bugging a man isn’t going to keep him either. There are some things that need to be kept between just the Lord and you. Not everyone needs to know everything. God is your sustainer and your rock. Keep your focus on God and everything else will fall into place by Gods will for you and your life. I know I feel the same way with me and my life. I want to take control of the pen and write in what I want. Then God tenderly takes the pen out of my hand and says: “No my child, I know what’s best for you and your life. Let me guide you and show you.”

I know if I take care of my relationship with God everything else will work itself out. God knows the desires of my heart and He hears my requests I make to Him in prayer. He doesn’t forget them and He doesn’t hold them back teasing me. He knows what I need and when I need it. He is the author of time and life. So why try to take Gods place and do it your own way? God knows the heart of every person and He can see what you can’t. So trying to be God and control what you can’t see or understand is very concerning. It will only cause more pain in the end. If something doesn’t work out like you planned just take that as God protecting you and preparing you for something better. So trust in God and let Him work for your good.

Philippians 4:19 - But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus

Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Matthew 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Matthew 7:11 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Jeremiah 17:5 - Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Galatians 6:3 - For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Romans 13:8 - Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

John 15:4 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Psalm 37:4 - Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

anonymous asked:

Predictions for S4? Ahsoka/Vader part 2? More Thrawn? Perhaps more Rogue One references i.e. cameos?

I’m almost certain there will be more Rogue One references, at least. Maybe a Cassian cameo? That seems like it shouldn’t be entirely beyond the realm of possibility. I’d love a Jedha episode, but that, unfortunately, doesn’t seem all that probable

And we still haven’t seen Bo-Katan, so I assume there’ll be a bunch of Mando stuff—finding a new Man’alor and uniting the Mandalorians, stuff like that, some more Sabine being badass

With the way s3 ended, Thrawn as a continued villain would seem to make sense? He’s still out there, and now he’s got a grudge against them. Of course, there’s also the possibility that he’ll get brushed off to the unknown regions or whatever for his failure (where he may or may not start up a new empire) if they’re going to follow legends at all, but I have no idea who they’d bring in as a main villain if they do that

And now that Kallus is apparently a squad member, it seems likely we’ll get at least some Kallus focused episodes, and I really hope they address the whole genocide thing some more, because uh, he was still kinda shitty about it in The Honorable Ones

My dream season four would have Ahsoka back, more focus on Hera, and more Ketsu, but I’m not particularly hopeful for any of that. I really hope we’ll get some good Hera-centric episodes, though. And Rex! More Rex please. (Where have Gregor and Wolffe gone? And can we get some Cody in there?)

(Also more Bail content, please give us more Bail content. And Bail and Rex meeting)

30 OPM drawing challenge failure yes i'm

so i wanted to do a 30 drawing challenge (one punch man)

i know how they work but i simply don’t have the time for a day to day challenge and also i like to take my time on my drawings    

so i was drawing and drawing

i was halfway through and my head it is just empty

so i had to stop

but that doesn’t mean that you guys can’t enjoy the first 15 drawings

for the next 15 day

so here you go and enjoy my drawings

 and maybe i will get more energy for the last half of the challenge

so here’s the lineup starting today

“From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity. It was by affirming the irreducible character of ambiguity that Kierkegaard opposed himself to Hegel, and it is by ambiguity that, in our own generation, Sartre, in Being and Nothingness, fundamentally defined man, that being whose being is not to be, that subjectivity which realizes itself only as a presence in the world, that engaged freedom, that surging of the for-oneself which is immediately given for others. But it is also claimed that existentialism is a philosophy of the absurd and of despair. It encloses man in a sterile anguish, in an empty subjectivity. It is incapable of furnishing him with any principle for making choices. Let him do as he pleases. In any case, the game is lost. Does not Sartre declare, in effect, that man is a “useless passion,” that he tries in vain to realize the synthesis of the for-oneself and the in-oneself, to make himself God? It is true. But it is also true that the most optimistic ethics have all begun by emphasizing the element of failure involved in the condition of man; without failure, no ethics; for a being who, from the very start, would be an exact co-incidence with himself, in a perfect plenitude, the notion of having-to-be would have no meaning. One does not offer an ethics to a God. It is impossible to propose any to man if one defines him as nature, as something given. The so-called psychological or empirical ethics manage to establish themselves only by introducing surreptitiously some flaw within the manthing which they have first defined.”

- Simone de Beauvoir, Part I : Ambiguity and Freedom

Art: René Magritte. “Not to be Reproduced”, 1937.

anonymous asked:

Honest question man, but why do you hate jiraiya?

i might make an actual list of shit he’s pulled sometime but uh the short answer is: he’s just a selfish creep lol. 1. im not a fan of the lovable pervert trope. he harasses and objectifies women and its nasty. 2. he was honestly a shit godparent to naruto. where was he that whole kid’s childhood? i know thats more a failure on kishimotos writing and planning ahead but. still. also comes to mind that time he legit stole all of narutos savings when hes already filthy rich like. dude. aaand i dont think the way he was so sexual around naruto (to the point of like. making naruto do sexy jutsu for him in exchange for time and attention) was at all appropriate.

and idk prob more. like i dont think he was meant to read as so morally reprehensible and kishimoto def intends him as a good parental figure but i would strongly disagree and i think he sux, basically

Honestly, though, this idea that DA2 fans are a tiny minority is a misnomer. I did some Googling and if you look at sales figures and critical acclaim, DA2 actually performed better than DA:O. The game had a wider audience and it appealed to older (i.e. more intellectually inclined) players, but DA2 is a ‘queer’ game. The story doesn’t fit the traditional romance model for a male or female lead and that’s why it’s considered ‘divisive.’ Also, sexual orientations aside, it showed a man as a victim of sexual abuse, it had a white guy as a terrorist, it showed women in ‘traditionally masculine’ positions of authority, Hawke got ‘friendzoned’ by Aveline etc, etc, etc. The complaints literally boil down to ‘it was too real and it forced me to look at life beyond my cozy bubble.’ The reason behind DA2’s perceived failure is simply that there were enough morons that felt so threatened by it, that they’re STILL attacking fans of the game 4 years down the line. If anything, it’s THESE guys who are the true minority, but they make so much noise that ppl don’t seem to realise it. fact is, doesn’t even help to call people like this on their myriad of homophobias, because they honestly don’t care.
—  lingering-nomad, telling it like it is

At Ohtori Academy, why do families only exist at a significant distance, at limited angles, and on-campus? Do they exist even then?

Kanae’s family rules over this monstrosity; Kanae also, obviously, has no fucking family. This woman who ought to be her mother has no connection to her; this man who ought to be her father has always been dying. So: what has been taken from Kanae? Who and what was she before she was used for fuel, and used up?

Also, and this is a related thought, what is the actual deal with Nanami hating Anthy so much? That doesn’t actually make much sense. And why does Anthy care enough to fuck with Nanami’s head the way she does? What is Nanami learning from these failures and humiliations at the hands of someone who, as far as she can tell, barely knows she’s there?

Why did Touga get “adopted” into Nanami’s “family,“ given a place of honor in her fucked-up head? What put him in that church that night? What puts him in Akio’s car? How does he end up in these places?

Assume that Anthy and Akio are as old as they say they are - teenaged girl, young man - but also that everything the puppets and the dream-princes say about them is true: they are ancient, gods or heroes or witches, and they have done these things they’re doing thousands of times, and are not going to stop.

So, they get replaced sometimes. When one gets too damaged or the other gets too old. Who might be cut down small enough to fit the Bride’s space? Whose shoulders can be made wide enough and skull narrow enough to be the Prince?

Nanami and Touga were custom-made over nearly twenty years, if years are real. I wonder if they’ve rendered themselves unfit for Academy consumption, by the time Anthy breaks up the set? Have they saved themselves?

Probably not. They’re still there, after the end. And even if they won’t fit, well - there’s still Miki and Kozue. The machine refines its own fuel.

–They feel like failures as men; well, what is a woman to them but a failed man? Therefore they must be “women.” And being a woman is a life on easy mode according to them, so after they transition they start to get angry.

–Yes! Because for men, masculinity is something that can be failed at and which requires effort to perform. And they take womanness as something that is also performed.

–Going off my observations there is a lot of potential to this statement as a reason why men transition. You take a feminine man who never really lived up to what his peers expected of him as a man. He has self hatred because he isn’t the masculine ideal he holds in his head. Then one day he finds runs into trans activists and concludes that the reason he’s never lived up to his own gender standards is because he’s actually a woman.

(Series of quotes from https://www.reddit.com/r/GenderCritical/comments/39m0rc/in_honor_of_1000_subscribers_we_bring_you_the/?sort=new)


This also explains the ‘more woman than you’ comments.   Those have always confused me, because women don’t compete like that.   But men do.  They’re always competing on who’s ‘more of a man’.  So they come in and use the same logic for performing femaleness in a social setting.

There’s a lot of evidence for Solas starting out in Inquisition with a very misinformed view of the world, and I think that most of the negative interpretations of his character are due to people leaping on that initial misunderstanding of the world and judging it as some kind of moral failure.

It’s really weird to me, too, because there is all the evidence in the world of Solas being willing to change his mind about the majority of his misconceptions, but just the fact that he had those misconceptions in the first place is enough to damn him, apparently. There’s no room for characters who believe horrible things due to ignorance and self-preservation, but change their minds if given the chance. If the character isn’t perfect from the get-go, if they believe something horrible at one point, they’re horrible forever. There’s no room for characters who are willing to seek after and accept hard truths, who are willing to admit their entire framework is wrong.

And Solas is specifically interesting because it’s fully due to his interactions with you, the player, that he’s able to confront and discard his preconceptions, so it’s like… doubly ironic that people would first neglect to engage the character, and then dislike him for saying and believing things he would stop saying and believing if you had just talked to him a little bit.

I’ll give an example.

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Terrible headcanon about some of the clone battalions after RotS, because who needs joy.

The entire 212th was executed on trumped up charges of treason after the rise of the Empire, but really for the failure to properly execute Order 66 and kill Obi-Wan.  Vader killed Cody personally.

Other battalions whose Jedi escaped also suffered punishment for their failure, but not to the same extent – probably some form of decimation.  (In its original Roman sense, with every tenth man being killed, possibly by his comrades, since Palps is a sadist like that.)  That would have been Luminara Unduli’s and Depa Billaba’s battalions, for sure, possibly others.

Kim: Wade, Ron’s missing. Can you find him?

Wade: Do you think I have him micro-chipped or something? 

Kim: Well do you?

Wade: *sigh* Yes.

How the hell does Wade pull this kind of crap of if neither Ron nor Kim have seen this guy in person? Does he have a secret crew of ninjas? 

Drakken: You know, I purposely programmed you with a pinch of human emotion…

Aw man. Don’t be doing that bro. Then they will be too cool for you and also go rogue AI on everyone. 

Drakken: …just so you would be ashamed of failures like this. It’s slip-shot is what it is!

Bebes: Slip-shot?

Drakken: That’s right, Missy, and I demand better from my lackeys, especially the robotic ones!

Bebes: Lackeys?

Oh, now you’ve done it. 

“Disrespect also can take the form of idealizing you and putting you on a pedestal as a perfect woman or goddess, perhaps treating you like a piece of fine china. The man who worships you in this way is not seeing you; he is seeing his fantasy, and when you fail to live up to that image he may turn nasty. So there may not be much difference between the man who talks down to you and the one who elevates you; both are displaying a failure to respect you as a real human being and bode ill.” …  "He leads you into a convoluted maze, making your relationship with him a labyrinth of twists and turns. He wants you to puzzle over him, to try to figure him out, as though he were a wonderful but broken machine for which you need only to find and fix the malfunctioning parts to bring it roaring to its full potential. His desire, though he may not admit it even to himself, is that you wrack your brain in this way so that you won’t notice the patterns and logic of his behavior, the consciousness behind the craziness.“ … "An abuser can seem emotionally needy. You can get caught in a trap of catering to him, trying to fill a bottomless pit. But he’s not so much needy as entitled, so no matter how much you give him, it will never be enough. He will just keep coming up with more demands because he believes his needs are your responsibility, until you feel drained down to nothing.” …  "As long as we see abusers as victims, or as out-of-control monsters, they will continue getting away with ruining lives. If we want abusers to change, we will have to require them to give up the luxury of exploitation.
— 

all excerpts from Lundy Bancroft’s Why Does He Do That? : Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men.

Very helpful to revisit this. Although Bancroft wrote it specifically for women recovering from abusive romantic partnerships with men, it can be applied to many different relationship dynamics and genders.

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01- How old are you?
Nope. Don’t like saying. I’m old, that’s all you need to know. Also time is an illusion.

2 - Current job?
Nope.

3 - Dream job?
Astronomer ;u;

4 - What are you talented at?
Nothing \o/

5 - what’s a big goal you are working towards?
Been thinking about starting a art project to show my skills but I’ll probably give up halfway,

6 - What’s your aesthetic?
Lame phrases on pretty backgrounds. Bonus points if it’s a pixel image.
Also space, stars and water, I love it very much ♥

7 - Do you collect anything?
Failures. I don’t think so.

8 - What is The topic you always bring up in a conversation?
Science. Seriously science is a wonderful conversation topic.

9 - What’s the pet peeve of yours?
So much stuff man… I need an entire post to only tell about my Pet Peeves. But they’re always a consequence of ignorant and arrogant people thinking they’re right.

10 - Good advice to give?
Do things tha makes you happy and don’t be a jerk.

11 - Recommend Three Songs.
I’m gonna cheat and recommend bands/music series instead os separated songs. Also my music taste is very weird so be warned.

>The entire Kagepro series (if you like J-pop)
>The entire Homestuck soundtrack (if you likes Undertale’s song or like chiptune in general)
>Electric Swing Circus Band and Caravan Palace (if you like Electro Swing)