and its surely to their credit

yorukoyamirai  asked:

So I've seen your posts pointing out the 'not telling that they'd give them superpowers is weird and shady' plus 'bad idea to say 'we'll make you gods'. And I've been thinking... The voiced 24 questions didn't entirely match the sort of humanitarian organization Clint's been describing. Something MUST be off right?

I think it’s very possible.

Like I won’t say that it’s for sure planned or for sure where they’re going to take the story - there’s a big chance that this is all coincidence - but there’re a lot of compelling things to consider.

Why weren’t these people better informed about the nature of their employment before being brought to an island that falls outside of a higher power of law? Why was the assumption of everyone in the room during the test that they needed to compete with each other instead of work together, at what was specifically a new-employee mixer? Why the strange phrasing, with an experimental method that they probably don’t know for sure will work as planned (and the exact outcome of which seems uncertain)? And while the “you have to be in proximity of each other for your powers to work” is an interesting gameplay element, it’s also a weakness - their powers would be neutralized if they were isolated, for example.

It’s very possible that none of this means anything and this isn’t where the plot is going, so I wouldn’t necessarily count on it being true, but it would make for a very interesting story and potentially an interesting arc for a long campaign if they decided to go with this concept.

how to High School

  • charger+ earbuds always
  • never share pencils with anyone unless ur cool with not getting them back
  • all black is intimidating. use this to your advantage
  • be friendly with your teachers/get on their good side
  • tell your teachers your prefered/nick name on the first day, otherwise  you’ll go through the year with like three different names and you’ll hate yourself
  • do your fucking homework. you ain’t in middle school anymore
  • I’m serious, try and get in the habit of doing your homework during breaks in classes and directly after you get home
  • put your phone down in class
  • if that club seems cool, do it! that sport seem fun? do it!
  • talk to your counselor
  • coffee
  • keeping your room clean makes homework/focusing 1000% less stressful
  • if you are stressed/ overwhelmed and need an extension on some deadline, talk to your teacher about it, they’ll understand, but might not be so lenient if you wait until the day before its due to ask 
  • let yourself take two or three mental health days a semester
  • on hard days, let yourself come home and just take a nap/ vegg for a while. make sure you only do this every three weeks or so, or else it’ll become habit
  • take art/theater/media classes
  • get a planner
  • get your gym credits done asap
  • coffee
  • if you get close with toxic people, do not be afraid to cut them out of your life and walk away. 
  • if they don’t respect your family, they don’t have much respect for you, either
  • take advantage of a study hall if you have one
  • cheating/copying homework will teach you nothing, but you gotta do what you gotta do. use caution
  • don’t party too hard
  • no one will pressure you to do drugs ever, but they are out there
  • football games are fun, even if you have no idea wtf is going on
  • just breathe. it’s your freshman year, so everything is new, but you’ll adjust quickly
  • if ur lost, ask for directions
  • try to have fun a little bit maybe
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You with me? 
Always.

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So after many hours of work, I made some BATIM screenshot edits to use for whatever! Backgrounds, headers, knock yourself out.

Crediting is loved, but not necessary. Just don’t TAKE credit for them, and we’re good.

They have captions

BE SURE TO CLICK THEM TO ACTUALLY SEE THEM ON TUMBLRS WEIRD FORMAT

(and right click, open in new page to see it BIG)

Tony kinda maybe thinks makeup looks really pretty. Not just on girls–though it does, absolutely!–but in the way that makes his fingers itch with the urge to try out himself. He’s not sure it really would be for him but Pepper’s lipstick always looks incredible and he’d really like to try those smokey eyes Natasha mentioned and well.

It takes him four months to work up the courage to ask Jan about it and he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown by the time he’s got the “Would you mind showing me how to do basic makeup” out without stuttering.

Jan of course is over the moon. 

It’s not just that she loves makeup and loves styling her friends, though that’s part of it. But no, the most important thing is that Tony is asking her for advice regarding something people usually scoff at or ridicule, maybe in rare cases tolerate. Jan isn’t stupid, she sees every eye-roll her raving about the newest eyeshadow palette from Maybelline gains. So this? A genuine (if shy slash terrified) request for help? It means a lot.

Naturally she drags Tony to the closest drugstore as soon as school lets out.

After a long moment of contemplation she stops in front of one of the shelves with a decisive nod.

“Alright,” Jan says. “Let’s start with mascara.”

She gestures wildly at the shelf, filled with products in all kinds of forms and colours.

“Here we’ve got black, brown, orange–you’re only gonna wear that to a costume if ever, got that Tony, I’m serious–oh, and that’s waterproof, here we got the smudgeproof ones, but be warned, they’re never as smudge-proof as advertised. That over there is black and white, and here we’ve got lengthening, curling and volumizing ones.”

Jan turns, her smile radiant. “Any questions?”

Tony stares. Blinks. Feels very, very stupid. “Just one. What’s mascara?”

Jan blinks back. Doesn’t laugh (see, this is why he went to Jan with this). 

“Mascara is used to enhance the eyelashes,” she explains, followed by, “You know what, we’re just gonna take one of each of them.”

Tony doesn’t think he needs fourteen different mascaras but he gets distracted by the nail polish. There are a lot of different colours available and there are so many reds and golds and one of them looks like liquid metal.

Needless to say, they buy a lot more than just fourteen mascaras.

*

One day Tony is gonna wear bright orange mascara and though Jan will wail and beg and theatrically shudder, she will also throw a bottle of nail polish remover in the face of anyone who dares to make a face. Because it’s taken Tony a long time to become so comfortable and confident where makeup is involved and Jan is invested.

There’s this scene in Order of the Phoenix where Harry is moping in the library after seeing the events of Snape’s Worst Memory and Ginny comes up to him with a package of chocolate Easter eggs and gets him to open up and the conversation ends with him feeling more hopeful than he did previously and then Madame Pince literally chases them out of the library for eating chocolate

And I just

Don’t think we, collectively, give that scene the credit and recognition it deserves

Put Down in Words by @paintedrecs

When Stiles signed up for Dr. Hale’s intro to history class, he had two goals: knock out the credits his advisor was bugging him to complete before he graduated, and spend a few hours a week daydreaming about his sexy professor’s salt and pepper beard.

Derek, a few months away from turning forty and not sure when his life had started feeling so damn lonely, had never encountered someone like Stiles before. Bright-eyed, sharp-tongued, determined to throw Derek’s carefully cultivated world into disarray…and absolutely the last person Derek should be falling in love with.

Through the cosmic kaleidoscope snapshot 

Aries:

Something in her nature is always preparing her for war. It could be with lovers, employers, teachers, or parents. It could be with herself and if she is staging to the world the woman she admires in herself. Her heels thunder through the hallways and she can raise her voice higher than the ceiling. When it comes to self expectation, her standards are quite high. She is not afraid of assertion, protecting her femininity, or defending herself against any force or feature. Every piece of herself that she has built has taken work. Libra may be the White Queen, and indelible charmer seemingly loved by the world. But the Red Queen in Aries is life and aliveness, choking at the excitement of everything, vivid, glorious, spirited, and… bonkers.

Taurus:

Taurus have a talent for beautifying everything they put their hands on, so you can almost imagine their paintbrushes stroking everything in tactile delight and leaving colours behind that nobody has seen before. Even her physical body is a canvas, she can be experimental with personal style, use meditation to create harmonics in her body, create gourmet cuisine and help flowers grow. It is her godly artistry, the substance of her inner world that gives rise to mosaics and masterpieces, the paintbrush hands that spindle thread into gold.

Gemini:

Gemini is rarely hesitant to hide her lack of fasciation or interest with certain people. She has a sophisticated social conduct but this deteriorates when she finds her company bland and tedious. She can abandon long term relationships and friendships without hesitation because she embraces the change of fresh perspectives. Her intellect cannot hide its need to ravage even greater thinkers, and it’s unapologetic in doing so. It’s always about ensuring the mind does not lapse into a mere moment of boredom, because this would mean that the Gemini is left with nothing but billions of thoughts, and they blow up like anxious butterflies.

Cancer:

The Mother Goddess in Cancer is a formidable figure of biological and spiritual activity, the waters that birth and cradle all life. But there is different sort of light or essence in Cancer, one that the inner child refuses to let go of. It is her intimacy with this internal child, the scarab, that gives her the anointed and sacred mother’s touch. The scarab was anciently regarded as a ‘very tiny cosmos’ as it symbolised entrance into the material universe. This ‘tiny cosmos’ is still active inside Cancer. It’s why she can believe that mermaids exist and immerse herself in make believe. It’s why she can enjoy simple pleasures like colouring in and eating cookie dough. Mother and Child divided and reunited by light itself. 

Leo:

The Leo can be so whipped by the crack of the ego that it can be absolutely impossible to accept criticism or failure. The Leo seeks out validation, because love and affection from other people act as a source of nourishment. She needs credit for playing her role with prestige, sometimes openly, and sometimes secretly. These words of acclaim liven her heart and energise her spirit. But this can be fleeting, and only for only a moment. The ego is always flocking close by, waiting to whisper its discouragement or dissatisfaction, hovering with poisonous thoughts that are sure to contaminate any sort of praise she received.

Virgo:

Nothing she ever accomplishes seems good enough for her mind, it slices through her like cutting criticism. The memory of every mistake that she’s ever made inundates her head and sounds like demons cackling. And this pursuit of perfection is ultimately altruistic, she only wants to be perfect so she can be perfect for others, so she can be recognised and praised, so she can hear something other than criticism. This relentless conditioning by her own mind causes her sensitive physical body to respond, she can become trapped in rituals and routine for which she sees no sense, it’s just like a compulsive ceremony to manage the onslaught.

Libra:

Libra is the ruler of the 7th house and the descendant as the sun sets. These shadows begin to dilute the personality, it requires all-consuming social needs and trepidation when faced with isolation. Libra is ultimately energised socially and activated in the pursuit of forming relationships, maintaining contracts, and upholding law. The Libra temperament can be quite unpredictable. They can experience sudden and confusing ruptures of energy that their airy mind is unable to interpret. This is when you see the shaky and tantrum energies of Libra rise from dissatisfied cardinal forces

Scorpio:

Deep down in the halls where Hades rules there is a throne glistening in sea and soul, the throne for the Princess who valiantly guards the threshold with ferocious winds and demons coursing through her hair. The blood of her fought battles tattooed into her skin, her eyes ablaze with the power and prestige of ruling the underworld. That’s no easy task for someone who thought she was a mere girl, the duty of taking souls on journeys and extracting lies and traumas like a psychic surgeon. She oozes magnetism and prowess, her presence is as noticeable as her absence, and in some way she is always watching, observing, and calculating. 

Sagittarius:

She safaris in tourist sites and ancient burial lands, the more I understand about the world she figures, the more I will understand about myself. She spots marks on atlases and sees her own heritage. She hears a language never spoken before but understands everything. She sees her own reflection in the Great Barrier Reef. She feels her heart rise with the sun. She adopts new cultures like her own. Change can be the Sagittarian’s only constant, and as the world spins she madly tries to keep up with it. She can be ravenous when her mind is hungry. She just wants to find her true self so it’s not so empty. 

Capricorn:

It was also Capricorn who is illustrated by the cloaked grim reaper, their melancholy is not romantic, but it carves out a wound in them that summons magnificent healing energy, an intimacy with pain and suffering that is pure wisdom at its core. For this, she has a unique rapport with death, and she hears the reminders of immortality louder than anyone. It’s this mutual understanding that she has established with death that generates her sorcerer’s knowledge, herbs, tonics, and angelic curatives, but also rituals. And this can be why the Capricorn repeatedly or compulsively carries out personal rituals, there is a calling in her being for return to the wind, trees, salt, and sun and once again become the crone.

Aquarius:

Aquarius is the sign of Blue Light Christ Consciousness, they are residents of the mental plane, the realisation of the inner light and kingdom, the awareness of truth and oneness with all beings. The jagged waves of their symbol represent light, not water, and electrical impulses that pass through one another other like telepathy. Aquarius contains this knowing in her jug of water, but she maintains physical form. Like a mermaid, she dwells in mysterious waters, but in true to her airy nature, her head remains in the clouds.

Pisces: 

She wrote a severe contract for earth before incarnating as Pisces. And God knows this, so her support system is rich and active. It’s ensured there are angels, guides, ancestors, and spiritual mentors always on call, this is why so many Pisces make natural spiritualists, healers, witches, and clairvoyants. The 6th sense is how she perceives, feels, knows, and understands the world. The ocean is vast and largely undiscovered, in a spiritual sense it symbolises everything. This is the experience for Pisces. The intensity of containing such spiritual mass is too harsh for a physical body. So the Pisces has many bodies she can swim into.

-C.

Because everyone should love themselves, and they shouldn’t strive for perfection.
—  Harry Styles, after a brief pause when asked why the boobs on his mermaid tattoo were saggy. He could’ve been glib. He could’ve laughed. He could’ve just said, “I don’t know.” But he paused. And he thought. And he said this. And this is why he is so, so special.

Uh. Guys.

Something just dawned on me, with the reveal that Damien and Hugo have an ending of their own, where they hook up if you don’t date either of them. (Here, to those who wants to know where the info is from.)

Guys. We know the Cult Ending exists. We aren’t sure how to get it, we aren’t sure if it’s glitched or DLC, we aren’t sure if it was scrapped altogether. But we do know it exists. We do know it implies something very dark about the game’s setting.

But guys. Do we actually know if the game ends at the Cult End? Like, is it its own separate thing, where it cuts to credits right after we meet Saul? Or do we have the Graduation party with Amanda still, but this time with no Joseph in the picture?

Guys. I think Damien and Hugo hooking up may be linked to the Cult End, if the Graduation Party is still a thing.

With Joseph gone, his hold over the other dads is gone. No longer compelling them to remain single. With Joseph gone, the dads are able to find love again. And it first shows in the form of Damien and Hugo, being seen together as a couple.

But then there’s an interesting line… Damien mentions that it looks like you found love yourself. But if you were romancing Joseph, and he’s gone now, that couldn’t be right. So that is a pretty poignant point in how the two ends aren’t connected.

But… It could mean something else.

Joseph’s Cult End involves romancing another dad for the first two dates, in order to get an item that helps you later on. It may also involve dating another dad, but no one is sure right now. But we definitely need one dad in particular. And you know who it is?

Robert.

If Cult End is indeed canon, and a definite end to the game itself…

Is Robert the true dad you hook up with at the end? Is Robert actually the “canon dad?”

I’m probably grasping at straws right now, especially considering Robert is my favorite dad. But I just thought I’d share my thoughts again.

TEMPERANCE - SLAVE KNIGHT GAEL

(Spoilers for the end of the Ringed City below, beware!)

We’re not sure exactly how long Gael has been on the road, in pursuit of the Dark Soul to bring back to the nameless painter, but we’re certain he’s been around for an extremely long time. He has always been an unassuming knight, a slave, fodder to the bleakest battles. But Gael has something truly special in the world of Dark Souls: purpose. He has always found purpose to carry on and move forward. Patiently, one step at a time. His determination is so great he was one of the few who has made it to the very end of the world, where everything crafted by gods and men has turned into ash. Gael’s final quest was a terrible one that would consume his own life. Regardless, he persisted, until he was able to find that which would corrupt him. He knew he wouldn’t be able to take on this quest alone. As such, he guides us throughout the Ringed City, guides us to find him, so that we may fulfill the promise he made a very long time ago.

The Temperance card reflects that you have a clear, long-term vision of what you want to achieve. You are not rushing things along; rather you are taking your time to ensure that you do the best job you can. This card also reflects a higher learning in what you are doing and demonstrates that you are learning a great deal on your journey. You are at peace with what you are doing and it is all coming together very well. Your inner voice is guiding you gently to the right outcome and you are patiently listening and following. You have a very balanced perspective on the situation at this time and you are in a very good position to make the right choices. Temperance asks you to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Patience and moderation will result in good management of all things. Do not feel that you need to rush, just let the situation evolve at its natural pace.

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Hawkeye might just be the most heroic Avenger in the MCU Civil War.

Clint Barton is so against The Accords that when told to sign or retire he immediately retires. There’s such little thought and drama attached that it happens off screen. He doesn’t argue with anyone, he just lets his actions show how much he is against it.

However, despite clearly wanting to stay out of the whole ordeal, he comes back when needed. Not because it worked for any agenda, he doesn’t have one beyond ‘save the world, go home’. He does it because a very bad guy managed to fool everyone into his trap and now can release a whole squad of Winter Soldiers that no one knew existed before and who had the highest kill count of any Hydra agents before the damn serum. Half of the Avengers are too distracted by following The Accords to even hear about this big new threat that’s coming and the other half are wanted criminals or under house arrest.

So Clint frees Wanda, gives her another pep talk to get her off her ass, and then goes to save the world again. He picks up Scott along the way, even though he doesn’t know the guy. He’s told he can help and that’s all Clint needs. For that matter, Clint might not even know who Bucky is but when the guy who knows what’s happening tells them its time to move, he does. He doesn’t need to know all the minute details, he just has a goal and some allies and he’s going to make it work because he has to.

Clint gets no credit for any of this. The new people involved in the fight don’t even bother learning his name or skill set. But he fights anyway, and even allows himself to get caught in order to make sure that the pair who have the best shot of handling the new threat make it out to the real fight. Afterwards, he’s in a prison designed for people much more threatening than he is, but he still doesn’t regret his actions. He did the right thing and he’s willing to accept the consequences. The only thing he seems irritated about is that Tony wouldn’t listen to begin with.

Clint really deserves more credit in the MCU.

Originally posted by starkexpo