and like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt

u guys ever think about how in the episode where the paladins are trying to mind meld and they’re thinking about what’s most important to them aka lance thinks of his family and pidge thinks of her brother……and not to make anyone cry at the club but do u ever realize that shiro not only thought about the garrison but he was most likely thinking about the launch day for the kerberos mission:

like that is so incredibly sad. if u think about it, this mission was probably meant to be the peak of his career. in the first episode they mention that the kerberos mission is the furthest anyone from earth has travelled in space, and the garrison picked him to pilot it. the garrison probably meant so much to him, and if u think about the timeline this is after they’ve already tied him up and bound him after he returned from a year of captivity and torture. they didn’t give him the benefit of the doubt, their first response was to not only capture him but they were most likely going to keep his return a secret. they would let everyone think he was not only dead, but let them continue to believe that he was the cause of the failed kerberos mission. and he still thought of it as his most important memory :// alright i made me self sad g2g

A Study in Hypocrisy #2.2

Or why the Avengers’ relationship to Tony was unhealthy at best, Steve isn’t fit to be a leader, and why I’m Team Iron Man to the end.


WHY TONY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE AVENGERS IS UNHEALTHY AT BEST

Tony’s relationship with the Avengers has always made me uncomfortable. For the longest time, I couldn’t put my finger on why exactly, but I’ll try to organize my thoughts in this series.  

This post was getting far too long, so I decided to cut it into parts, one per Avenger.


STEVE

Steve’s relationship with Tony is bathed in hypocrisy and double standards right off the bat. When Steve meets Bruce, he tells him that he doesn’t care about his reputation and will essentially make up his own mind about what kind of person he is from what he sees as they work together. 

Yet he doesn’t apply that very same standard to Tony, instantly judging and comparing him to Bucky. 

Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away, what are you?

[…]

I know men with none of that worth ten of you.

Avengers (2012)

Where does Steve get off judging Tony like this? Reading a file doesn’t give him intimate knowledge of who Tony is as a person. And his fortune has nothing to do with who he is inside. Indeed, it sounds like he holds Tony’s fortune (which he worked hard to build—whatever people may think, SI’s products didn’t invent themselves) against him. Which makes no sense? 

In Winter Soldier, we see quickly enough that neither Steve nor Natasha trust Tony. When they show up at Sam’s, they promptly tell him everyone they know wants to kill them, which is so absurdly stupid and wrong I have no words for it. Tony would never ally with HYDRA. Tony designed the freaking helicarriers. Hell, he’s a tech genius. He was the obvious choice in this case! He could have provided them with a safe house, any supplies they needed, backup and unlimited technical help. 

But do you think they went to him? 

Nooo. And why? Apart from “they’re stupid and Marvel didn’t want to pay for RDJ,” because Steve already knew about the Winter Soldier killing Tony’s parents. They could have avoided dumping all of SHIELD’s files on the internet. They could have protected the hundreds of undercover agents who were caught unawares once their legends were blown. They could have protected those agents’ families. They could have protected the agents who weren’t undercover, but still carrying out missions at the time. They could have avoided the crazy damage caused by three giant flying machines shooting each other out of the sky right over Washington DC. There would have been considerably less loss of life had Tony been involved. 

And yet they chose to keep him out of it. 

And here’s where it starts to get very sour, and where I get very, very bitter. 

Around rolls Age of Ultron and Steve is so, so quick in putting the blame on Tony. Like everyone else, he promptly forgets Bruce’s involvement, and makes Tony the sole culprit. After 3 years fighting side by side, he doesn’t even give him the benefit of the doubt. He doesn’t pause to think of somebody other than his precious little self and wonder if, maybe, he’s not so special after all and others might have experienced visions, too. 

Nope. No, it’s evil, it’s bad, so it’s gotta be Tony’s fault. 

Then, there’s the culmination of his hypocrisy: “Sometimes, my teammates don’t tell me things.” 

Okay. First, who the fuck do you think you are, asshole? You don’t get to demand that your teammates tell you everything? What the hell! Nobody owes you anything whatsoever. 

Second, who the fuck do you think you are to demand complete transparency after keeping the secret of said teammate’s parents’ death for over a year? 

This pissed me off. so. damn. much. 

Pardon my French. 

The sheer hypocrisy, people. The balls! 

Now then. What about trusting freaking Wanda Maximoff over your teammate? She suddenly realizes that she’s gonna die too if the world ends, switches to your side out of sheer convenience and self interest, and after 30 seconds you take her advice that “Stark is evil” like she’s the Messiah? Wow. It must be nice to be so convinced of your own self-righteousness. 

Finally, Civil War

Let’s forget about the fact that Steve probably didn’t read the Accords. The entire thing has to have taken place over the course of, what… a week at most? Starting with the introduction of the Accords. There is no way in hell Steve—or anyone else on his team, really—would have managed to read and understand a piece of legislation as complex as the Accords in that time. No way. Which means that he heard a vague description of it and said “no” for… what reason again? 

But I digress. 

Tony offers compromises. He works his ass off to come up with a way to wipe Steve and Sam’s record clean, and to offer Bucky therapy instead of prison. He keeps reaching out, over and over again, only to have his hand slapped away by Rogers. But unlike Rogers, Tony doesn’t dismiss Steve’s claims that there are other Winter Soldiers. He investigates the information and then, because his heart is too big for his own good, he still goes to Siberia to help. 

And there are 5 more super soldiers just like him. I can’t let the doctor find them first, Tony. I can’t.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Because where Steve says “I,” Tony says “we.” Because Tony Stark, who “doesn’t play well with others,” is the one who keeps reaching out and trying to move as a team. Because Steve, who keeps preaching about fighting “together” and not having secrets, keeps his tightly under wraps. Again, do you think Sam and Bucky were aware of Tony’s deal? 

Back on topic, Tony goes to Siberia to help Steve, who then proceeds to invalidate his trauma and pain at seeing his parents die in front of his eyes. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, of course Tony’s not stupid and realizes that Steve knew. But instead of confessing, Steve lies to his face all. over. again.

I will not even go into that condescending letter, which could be summarized like follows: “I’m sorry you don’t understand that I was right and you were wrong, and if you’re prepared to beg for forgiveness and freely offer your house, your toys and your money to me again, I might just, after some time, agree to forgive you. P.S.: How is it, being all by yourself in that huge place?”  

Steve is a hypocritical, holier-than-thou asshole and needs a kick where the sun don’t shine. Tony better not forgive anyone until they grovel for at least 10 years. 


ETA: Also, that “I could do this all day” line infuriated me to no end. Implying that Tony’s being a bully when he’s just been stabbed in the back by his teammates while he was trying to do what was right is downright petty, stupid, awful and shitty


Masterpost

Part 1

Part 2.1: Natasha | Part 2.2: Steve | Part 2.3: Thor

JACK LAURENT ZIMMERMANN IS A HUFFLEPUFF I WILL FIGHT YOU

1) Damn right he’s “unafraid of toil”. How does he accomplish things? By working his BUTT off. Extra practices, extra training, 24/7 focus on his goal.

2) Community building. What’s most important to a Hufflepuff is their community and the people around them. Jack Zimmermann has given himself body, heart, and soul to hockey (and eventually to SMH). Everything he does, he does for them. This could look like a Slytherin, but unless you think Jack was like ”I’m going to train you until you’re not afraid of checking so that *I* can win at hockey” rather than, “I’m going to train you until THIS TEAM is the best it can be,” that’s a Puff move. 

3) Loyalist rather than idealist. Jack doesn’t wholeheartedly throw himself into hockey and history and SMH because he thinks it’s the “right thing to do” (Gryffindor) or the “smartest way to accomplish his goals” (Ravenclaw). He LOVES THE SHIT OUTTA THAT STUFF. It’s totally subjective and personal. 

4) Self-blame. This I’m taking from personal experience, as a Hufflepuff. A Puff’s tendency to try to see things from both sides of the story is great, and tends to make for a very empathetic person. HOWEVER, this can lead to a lot of guilt, confusion, and ultimately self-blame. Someone hates you? They probably have their reasons, because they are a person and deserve empathy…which to me, means that I have done something to make someone hate me. This is the dark side of the Hufflepuff people-oriented lifestyle–you can’t always control what people are going to think, feel, and say, and you feel responsible for it. Jack Zimmermann, hockey legacy, “fallen from grace” because he pushed himself just too damn far…shouldering total responsibility when his team loses. Ouch. Sure he lashes out sometimes, like “Bittle, it was a lucky shot”, but who doesn’t, when they feel the full responsibility crashing down on them and feel as if the infinite hard work they put into something doesn’t actually pay off?


You know who ISN’T a Hufflepuff??? ERIC RICHARD BITTLE. YES THAT’S RIGHT, SHOCKING, IT TAKES MORE TO BE A HUFFLEPUFF THAN BAKING THINGS AND BEING GENERALLY NICE TO PEOPLE. 

Bitty is a Slytherin and I will fight you on this too here’s why:

1) Fiercely loyal to HIS people. “Everyone else is a person, but so are they, so a Slytherin’s job, before everything else, is taking care of them and theirs.” This can look like a Hufflepuff, sure: taking care of the frogs, baking and feeding everyone, fussing over his friends…but Hufflepuffs treat EVERYONE as a human being worthy of kindness and respect, regardless of if they are close friends or strangers. We have a tendency towards forgive and forget (within reason). For Slytherins, it’s them and their people against the world. 

THAT is a Slytherin. Someone came in and threatened HIS PERSON. He’s not looking to give him the benefit of the doubt, he showed up and upset Jack and did god knows what to him in the past, he is DEAD TO BITTY. 

2) Takes action because HIS PEOPLE need him. This is directly from Sorting Hat Chats (see below) “When Nursey and Dex are at each other’s throats, disrupting team harmony, it’s only his baby goalie Chowder’s distress that drives Bitty to care at all.” Hufflepuffs are always there for a person in need, whether it be friend, stranger, or enemy (within reason). Bitty is gonna mother the shit out of Dex when he’s sick because Dex is SICK and Bitty can and WILL take care of him whether he likes it or not.

3) Slytherin loyalty is earned. While sure, Bitty enters SMH pies a-blazing (you know what I mean), he does not instantly throw his loyalty in with the boys. For Slytherins, you EARN friendship, trust, and loyalty. Look at the first comics, in Year 1. Bitty doesn’t feel bonded with any of the team at first, and considers quitting (and perhaps would have, if not for his scholarship and having to explain to his dad). He especially can’t stand Jack, and hates putting in all the extra work for checking practice even though he knows it’ll benefit the team and himself (compare this with Jack, who THRIVES on extra hard work and completely puts his faith in toiling over something to achieve his goals). Here’s the first time we see Bitty actually reach out a hand of friendship (literally heheh, yay fistbumps), once he’s been confronted with the unavoidable truth that Jack is actually a person with his own problems. We got there eventually, but while Hufflepuffs come from an assumed place of empathy and caring, Slytherins need to get there in their own time.

TL;DR: Slytherin loyalty and friendship is something that you earn from the bottom up, but once you have it DAMN they have no chill. 


Wow this got super long and took me forever. Oops. I am passionate about Check Please and Harry Potter I guess? 

Quotes and many opinions taken from the Sorting Hat Chats, if you’re a HP fan and you haven’t checked it out YOU SHOULD! It takes the sorting WAY beyond “brave, smart, nice, and evil” and gives you actual personalities. I AM MORE THAN MILDLY OBSESSED WITH IT.

Some Things Your Local Librarians Would Like You To Know

It is not a stupid question. Even if it is a stupid question, we have been thoroughly trained to answer your question without judgement or second-guessing. Besides, we’re mostly just glad you’re not asking us about the noise the printer is making again.

There are probably (at least) two desks in the library. One is where you check out books and is mostly staffed by people wearing nametags that say “Circulation Clerk.” These people can answer your questions about damaged or missing books, fines, and how many forms of identification we’ll need if you want to get a library card but your mailing address is in Taiwan. The other one is closer to the books and computers and is mostly staffed by people wearing nametags that say “Librarian.” These people can answer your questions about spider extermination, how to rent property to the United States Postal Service, and the number of tropical island nations in which you could theoretically establish the first United States Embassy. We would love to answer these questions for you. It would be a nice change from the printer.

We probably own a 3D printer by now. 3D printers, are cool, right? Please, please come use our 3D printer, it’s so lonely.

We spent a lot of money to hire this woodworker to come and teach a class at the library which you can attend for free. You will probably be the only person between the ages of ten and fifty in attendance, but your presence will fill the librarian with an unnameable joy. They will float back to their manager in a daze. “A young person came to my program,” they will say. You will have made their entire job worthwhile.

Every time you ask us for a book, movie, or music recommendation, a baby librarian gets their first cardigan.

Somewhere in the library, there is a form. If you fill out this form with your name and library card number and the details of the thing you are looking for, we will find you the thing. Sometimes the answer is “the thing is in Great Britain and they will not send it to us,” but more often the thing will just appear on hold for you, and one day you will pick up a copy of that out-of-print book you never thought you would read and maybe you will say, “Wow, the library is amazing,” and the librarian’s heart will glow. 

Please bring back book #2. The rest of its series misses it very much.

Five dollars is not a large library fine. Believe me, before I started working in libraries, I too wondered how someone could sleep at night, knowing they owed money to the library. When we laugh as you sheepishly apologize for your $2.50 in overdue fees, we are not mocking you, we are thinking of the ten people we sent to debt collection already today.

We really don’t care why you’re checking out Fifty Shades of Grey. Maybe you have a specifically-themed ironic bachelorette party to plan. Maybe you’re working on a thesis paper about mainstream media’s depiction of female sexuality. Maybe you just got curious. We will give you the benefit of the doubt. 

Whatever you’re smoking in the family restroom, please stop.

Somewhere on the library’s website, buried under “Links” or “Research” or “On-line Resources,” is a page that a librarian spent a month’s worth of work on. It contains many links to websites you thought everyone knew about, and one to a page that you could never have imagined existed that perfectly solves a problem you never expected to be resolved. 

Imagine the kind of person who would think to themselves, “Library school sounds like a thing I should do.” For the most part, you are imagining the kind of person who is now a librarian. We want very much to help you, but we’re not entirely sure how to do that unless you ask. You are not bothering us. Please, come and say hi.

anonymous asked:

baby jeon having his first crush and thinking it's the end of the world. the hyungs give his bad advice only his noona can solve his dilemma.

at the age of six, jungkook thought the end of the world, his world was near.

yes, ladies and gentlemen, it was the first time he ever had a crush (you didn’t count though, he always adored you regardless). it was when that girl walked across the playground like she owned it, but not in a sense where you think it is. she was quiet yet she made her presence felt like it was needed for the sun to shine, the flowers to grow, the birds to soar into the skies with her aura blessing everyone at the same time.

jungkook was in love.

and this is where you cue horrible ideas and thoughts coming from the boys. here you have a scene unravelling consisting of six men trying to give him advice on what he should do to a six year old mind who could’ve done better than listening to them. you let them have the benefit of the doubt and when their suggestions trail from make her a card to build her a castle, you’re butting in when jungkook looks so confused, it’s like he’d rather do math.

stepping in and cutting everyone shut at your presence, jungkook forming heart eyes, you get down to your knees to level your heights together and root your hands on his shoulders. he blinks a couple of times as he waits for you to speak and with one sentence, it’s enough to overpower everything the boys had been trying to say for the past thirty minutes.

“if you like her, be honest with it and show it in a way you’d like to. could be anything from asking her to play or making her something or just complimenting her. sincerity beats anything else, jungkookie,”

there’s this small smile creeping on jungkook’s face before he leans forward and hugs you, “thank you noona,”

“you know what to do?”

“myeah,” he nods, pulling back with blushing cheeks, “i’m gonna tell her she’s pretty and ask to play tomorrow,”

“…what the fuck guys.”

“that’s all it took. less than a minute she does a better job than us.”

“that’s why she’s hashtag wif-”

“we’re going to kick your ass.”

jaehaerysthewhitewolf  asked:

This Batcat 'toxic' thing that David and Camren are pushing is some of the most intellectually offensive BS the Batcat fandom has ever been subjected to. Like why the hell are they talking about Batcat like it's goddam Jessigrave all of a sudden, especially considering they're engaged in the comics? I mean look at the press that got. Would it not serve their purpose better to depict Bruce and Selina in a reconciliatory manner to bring more fans onside by capitalising on the newfound popularity?

Will you get a look at this “toxic” relationship.

I mean really.

Bruce must be so tired of Selina never being there for him. 

Not like Bruce ever returns the affection anyways.

I don’t know if David and Camren’s comments were just pertaining to Gotham (I still wouldn’t agree) but since they’re throwing shots at my ship without offering any further elaboration I’m giving everyone the side-eye. At first I was giving them the benefit of the doubt but now I just don’t know. Bruce and Selina are the only canon couple on Gotham and they chose to include that aspect as part of the show since the beginning but now all of a sudden Batman and Catwoman are toxic??? Is it unorthodox? Yes. It is complicated? Absolutely. But toxic? Of course not.

I think the word choice is very revealing. What David and Camren have both said are nearly identical and yet strangely no one will explain what’s toxic about it. This leads me to believe that the producers/writers/show-runners/studio Execs/whoever are telling them to say that. I was always expecting Bruce and Selina to reconcile at some point which is why I wasn’t worried about the season finale, but the more I hear about it the less excited I get for next season. Batman just proposed to Catwoman so you’d think the time would be right to further engage the fandom who watches Gotham specifically for that.  I mean there’s still a chance that they’re trying to get us off guard and Bruce and Selina will make up at some point next season. If not I can say with confidence that I’ll be done with Gotham. I like the show but not enough to keep watching without Bruce and Selina especially now that it’s competing with TGIT. 

Is this an unpopular opinion?

Honestly I kind of hate it when people are like wow I don’t think Chloe deserves a miraculous because she’s a spoiled brat or w/e like mate. Have you heard of this new thing. This amazing concept. It’s called, you ready for it? Character Development. Yep. It’s a thing. A thing that happens. A lot actually. Most people eat that shit up (see: Prince Zuko) I mean all we know is that she becomes Queen Bee in season 2. They didn’t say she’s getting the miraculous episode one. I think a good chunk of s2 will be developing Chloe into a more complex character who will both deserve and benefit from holding a miraculous. If that doesn’t happen, if Chloe doesn’t develop, then you can whine about how she doesn’t deserve the miraculous. But for now, at least give Hawkdaddy the benefit of the doubt with his character.

That’s one for Dazatsu!

I just saw someone make a bungou stray dogs personality type match. I’m a big fan of personality types, a proud infp myself. Dazai turns out to be an intj(no real surprise) and Atsushi is an infp(yay!)

For those who aren’t really aware of personality types let me give you a quick breakdown before I start ranting (if you do know this stuff you can skip).

Dazai is an INTJ which is Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging. The first thing that can be used to describe an INTJ is “It’s lonely at the top, and being one of the rarest and most strategically capable personality types” (talk about taking Oda’s words right out of his mouth). Seriously though like INTJ’s are like wicked smart and are one of the rarest personality types out there. They radiate self-confidence and an aura of mystery, and their insightful observations, original ideas and formidable logic enable them to push change through with sheer willpower and force of personality. They can be arrogant (Chuuya: Arrogant doesn’t even begin to describe it!), loathe places with many rules and regulations (reason why he didn’t want to work with the government) and let’s just say that they aren’t too big with emotions. Not that they don’t have them, they define themselves with logic so feeling is kind of their downfall.

Atsushi now, my sweet cinnamon roll is an INFP, Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceptive. INFPs are known as the true idealist and will try to find the tiniest hint of good in even the worst of people. “INFPs are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments. People who share the INFP personality type are proud of this quality, and rightly so, but not everyone understands the drive behind these feelings”  They are open-minded and do not like being constricted by rules, very passionate (but their shyness tends to keep them from speaking up too often), hardworking and likes to give the benefit of the doubt. Although they can be too idealistic, take things personally and too Altruistic as they try to push themselves to commit to a chosen cause or person, forgetting to take care of the needs of others in their lives, and especially themselves. 

Whew now that I’m done explaining that, what does all this have to with DazAtsu. FuFuFu. It has everything to do with it. The INFP and INTJ don’t seem that compatible seeing that one replies more on thinking and one on feeling but in real life it’s a really popular pair and not just romantically but platonically. INFPs and INTJs are naturally drawn to each other and form some of the greatest friendships and marriages. “INTJ-INFP relationships are common because these types complement each other so well. Both INTJs and INFPs enjoy abstract discussions, including potential ways of improving the world. INFPs are great listeners and enjoy taking in new ideas and information.”  It’s like this just verify everything we said from the beginning Dazai and Atsushi complete each other. Atsushi really listens to Dazai not because he has to but because he wants to and is really curious about what Dazai has to say. Dazai also has a lot of faith in Atsushi and is also interested in Atsushi in his own way. 

Like look at this scene it always gets me because of Dazai’s straight face but the way he pets Atsushi its like his emotions are  seeping through and then that tiny smile from the weretiger. Watching these two interact is like the highlight of my day sometimes. They just seem so perfect for each other sometimes and knowing that they are actually people like them in real life that live a happy life together just makes my go ahhhhh! They were made for each other.


PS. If you don’t know your personality type I recommend you take the test on 16personalities. It’s really fun!

godoflaundrybaskets replied to your post

“i’m now caught up on eight podcasts, woot woooot!  and seven of them…”

what podcasts?

naturally all of the night vale guys’ (both written and produced):

  • within the wires
  • alice isn’t dead
  • the orbiting human circus (of the air)
  • welcome to night vale

i feel like everyone knows how great those are, and if they don’t then they know to give them the benefit of the doubt because jeffrey cranor and joseph fink have earned at least that.  so i won’t blather on about how wonderful they are [coughs].  then i’ve caught up to these in the past month:

  • eos 10, i’ve just listened to the last episode today and, holy hell, it has to be up at the tippy top of favorites.  the humor in it is so freaking on point; laughing out loud in public for no apparent reason is always super fun, right?  if there’s a cooler girl than jane johns, well, that’s probably what she’s going to end up in prison for: eliminating the competition.  dr. urvidian and ryan dalias as rehabbing reluctant doctor friends in space is the best relationship ever conceived of and i defy you to prove otherwise.
  • the strange case of starship iris, this literally just started, the first episode dropping just the 10th of last month and i already want to give my whole heart to it (and violet liu).  real illuminae vibe to it that i like a loooot.
  • the bright sessions, HI, HEY, HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS BECAUSE I AM PRETTY GROTESQUELY OBSESSED WITH THIS.  if you weren’t aware of that: here ya go.
  • wolf 359 (my only non-gays of the bunch - though they’re not necessarily out of the running, there are no romantic subplots to this three seasons in - which i also enjoy the hell out of), this one deals with a ragtag group of uniquely brilliant misfits orbiting and observing a red dwarf star… that’s totally normal and stuff.

so YOU GUYS @emilybrontay and I were discussing (see: freaking out over) the prime Andromeda Black potential of Daisy Ridley whenever Netflix decides to get on that and things escalated, as they do

  • because then the conversation moved to who could possibly be the Ted opposite her
  • the issue there being that JKR describes him as ‘sandy haired’ but most actors we came up with gave off a distinctly posh vibe and I mean
  • Ted is most definitely a middle-class lad who accidentally knocked Andromeda out of her ivory tower
  • (we decided to entirely ignore the hair colour thing and settled on Ross Butler due to the following)
  • Ted is like. the meanest Hufflepuff. 
  • he’s a GREAT guy and worked so hard for everything he has and would die for his people but he can absolutely hold his own against his Slytherin girlfriend and later wife
  • incidentally he’s several years older than her so they don’t actually meet at Hogwarts
  • don’t get me wrong forbidden romances at Hogwarts are GREAT but look not everyone meets their soulmate at age eleven
  • it’s just not realistic
  • so by the time they meet she’s a maybe 22 year old punk and he’s 26 and on his way to being the wizard equivalent of Sandy Cohen
  • you know, the kind of wizard lawyer (advocate? that feels like a wizard-y term) who doesn’t make money, who brings his wayward teenage clients home and surfs to unwind before work
  • well, probably not surf. this is London. 
  • and yeah I realise I’m giving the Wizarding UK a HUGE benefit of the doubt to think that this is an occupation that might even exist given the dismal legal proceedings we witnessed in Order of the Phoenix
  • anyway
  • Andromeda’s a punk little shit going to all sorts of anti-blood supremecy protests and basically raising all sorts of hell
  • her parents are a little more chill than Sirius’ - they don’t approve and are So Embarassed but they have two other daughters to worry about and they figure she’ll get it out of her system in a few months and settle down with a nice boy from a good family
  • they are Very Wrong
  • anyway so she gets arrested at a protest and won’t accept bail from her family or help from their fancy wizard lawyer so she gets assigned a public defender
  • yeah it’s Ted
  • she doesn’t mention to anyone that he was totally at the protest too
  • because she noticed that fine ass
  • “the price of my silence is at least two (2) drinks”
  • after he gets her off with a slap on the wrist, of course. he is a professional and getting drinks with your client is highly inappropriate, especially when two (2) drinks turns into sleeping together turns into a couple of proper dates turns into a relationship turns into Oh God I’m In Love Aren’t I
  • honestly though he fell in love with her somewhere around drink one (1) so that particular thought doesn’t really come as a surprise
  • at some point after they’ve gotten really very serious Ted starts to have very understandable doubts that he’s just another way for her to rebel against her family
  • so she straight up proposes to him
  • (I mean they also have a Very Good Talk about why he’s not a form of rebellion for her but why his worries are valid and the very real challenges they’re both going to face, and it’s the start of a wonderful open communication about their difference in privilege that lasts the span of their marriage)
  • later on Andromeda does settle down and becomes an investigative journalist so she can continue raising hell more conveniently and get a paycheck out of it
  • Ted has all of her articles framed around his office and makes all of his co-workers read them 
  • later on Nymphadora’s drawings start going up in frames next to them
  • Andromeda picked their daughter’s name because she knew Narcissa wanted to use it if she ever had a girl and she’s a petty bitch and not sorry about it in the least
  • there is a bit more to it than that, to be honest. Ted’s name is, well, Ted, and one of the things he immediately loved about the wizarding world is how unique people’s names are. 
  • as for Andromeda it’s a way to remind her family that she’s not gone anywhere – they can disown her and blast her name from the family tree but this tiny, halfblood, metamorphmagus, coolest baby in the world is a Black too and there’s nothing they can do about it
  • Ted’s mum’s name is Dora anyway and she’s a gem so it worked out really

casisnotalright  asked:

I just wanna know, what's some background you can leak to us about Yuuri being in the police? What's his rank? Is he a special forces cop? Does he secretly work on cases like mass murderers and serial killers? Is that where his confidence comes from, catching the worst of them?

AH
hate to disappoint, but, Yuri isn’t nearly that cool XD
He’s probably a senior police officer at most???
he isn’t assigned to anything special, his main duties just include patrolling the area and solving whatever disputes crop up :O
As it so happens though, the area he’s in has recently become quite dangerous as two mafia groups fight for dominance over the territory!
But, it’s not like Yuri isn’t used to dealing with such things, it’s not like this is the first time he’s fended off some madman with a knife o3o
He’s still pretty optimistic about people and wants to give everyone the benefit of the doubt!
Yuri has a very strong bond with the community and genuinely cares about everyone under his protection o3o
So, no, he honestly hasn’t tangled with a lot of rough and tumble people, but, he trains hard, and knows he needs to try his best!
I think, like canon Yuri, he loses faith in himself pretty easily, but, he’s been in this line of business long enough to know he can’t let the doubt affect his actions!
THAT WAS LONG
HOPE IT WAS INTERESTING THO

How did you realize you were ENFP and not ISFJ?

I never felt at home with the idea of an ISXJ typing. It was like a shoe that didn’t fit and when I half-heartedly hopped around it, people looked at me askance for asserting myself as one – especially real ISFJs. I felt a constant sense of not fitting in, of being unsatisfied in conversations with ISFJs, in feeling that others were different from me (and wondering why I didn’t seem to want what they did), and in seeing no one latch onto my ideas whenever I threw them out in public. I brought up uncomfortable truths in casual conversations that ISFJs didn’t seem to want to discuss. And, I changed my mind, my opinions, my politics, my approaches, and my beliefs, far too often and with relative ease.

Ultimately, two friends helped me figure out ENFP.

One of them, an INTJ, noticed that my responses to questions, discussions, and debates were more in line with Te-thinking (action, not pondering) and proposed I might be an ISTJ instead (but comparatively, her Te tap-dances all over mine, so I knew that wasn’t right). She pointed out a large amount of Ne off a written typing test I’d done a year or so ago, and commented I am  fast-acting with information. I grab it, run with it, share it, and compile it without hesitation. This indicated extroversion, since I needed no time to “ponder” anything first. She noticed my reluctance to pass immediate judgment, in favor of exploration first, which to her ruled out INFP/ESTJ.

The other noticed tert-Te in my interactions with people; she said I tend to “intimidate” people and that on livejournal some of our mutual acquaintances were “scared of me” because I had such a strong authoritative and confident TONE. She also said my unusual, challenging way of looking at things was what she first noticed about me. I was never willing to accept anything at face value, and often set out to defy or challenge social norms.

On and off, I had about a two week argument with the second person in which my personality type was the main topic of debate. I argued every which way against her assertion (”I think you’re an ENFP”) with all the Ne-ammo I could come up with but in the end, had to confess that yes, I have more in common thought-wise with Chloe Sullivan than Lana Lang (Smallville).

I felt like a fraud for months. Ne kept making me doubt it, because what if I was just deluding myself and trying to be one of those “unique and misunderstood” N’s? What if my friends were wrong, and the people online who typed me an SFJ were right? What if I failed to consider all the possibilities?

I did not know myself very well at that point, which contributed to my insecurity and confusion; but I have since started to know myself very well. With me, once I allowed myself to consider ENFP… things in my past locked into place. I saw where many of my relationship problems were based in Ne-dom idealism and poor Si (not seeing people for who they are, discounting personal interactions with them, wanting to give everyone the benefit of the doubt). I saw where a lot of my communication problems were Fi-based (my inability to ‘give’ what Fe’s expected from me, which led to them not being sure that I LIKED them).

And, I discovered my struggle against lower Te.

A healthy higher function is “cool with” things that are an immense struggle in someone with that function lower in the stack. I have seen EXFJs get stuck on “but I need to understand this, before I can do it; this system makes no sense, it needs improvement… I cannot go on until we stop and address this” lower Ti, where an IXTP would see that analyzing that is a waste of time; just do it. I have seen EXTJs get stuck on “moral issues” that would not concern a Fi-dom, because the Fi-dom is morally mature enough to see this is not important. I have seen lower Fe’s moralize and shame people for not being polite, whereas a Fe-dom would have the emotional maturity to look at the person and say, “This isn’t like you; please tell me what’s wrong.” I have seen IXFPs lay down harsh “rules” and try to enforce them, where an EXTJ would laugh that off.

My lower Te wreaks havoc with me, all the time. It continually harasses me to be a workaholic, to get things done. It inflicts strict deadlines and unreasonable demands. It won’t let me stop. A higher Te understands you can work on something only so long before you need a break, that you cannot do your best work when you are emotionally and mentally exhausted. I know this on a conscious level, but almost never heed it. Instead of writing one thousand words and calling it a good day, I aim for three or six thousand. I wind up with my brain depleted (staying focused for that long for a Ne-dom is hard), and hate myself for it, but get up the next day and “go back to work,” because lower Te is screaming, “Laying on the couch watching TV is a waste of time.” (Yes, but it may be what I need to do, after exhausting myself?)

I suck at pacing myself. I really do. Classic lower Te problem. :P

I don’t know how to take time off or quit. This is a problem that plagues a lot of EXTJs also, but you can tell it’s lower in me by how DRAINING it is.

Some of your problems, whatever they may be, and some of the things you emphasize the most, are probably lower-function related.

If you are over-emphasizing and/or using an aspect of your stack, to the extent that other people notice how “off balance” it is, that’s a giant screaming clue that you are subconsciously aware of this weakness and taking “extreme” measures to try and wrangle it. Like, the ISFP who gets rid of almost all her clothes in order to “organize” vs the EXTJ who just organizes the closet.

To find your type, you have to be brutally honest with yourself: what functions am I more insecure about and over-using in a poor way? If you can figure that out and see how it correlates to an undeveloped tert/inferior function, any former delusions you had about being a different type will fade away. :P

- ENFP Mod

Skylines & Teacups pt. 1

part two / part three / part four / part five / part six coming soon 

pairing: You x Suga

summary: It was a quiet lonely night at a cafe right outside of the city when a mysterious looking man approached you. There blossomed something you never expected in your wildest dreams - not after everything you’ve been through. 

genre:  fluff and angst but mostly angst later on.

word count: 1932 (the rest of the parts will near 4000 words)

warnings: This is a warning for the entire story as a whole - This story will include subjects such as abusive relationships, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, suicide and PTSD. I will put a warning for each part and what they include but it doesn’t start until part four. 

authors note: I’ve had this written for a while and I finally decided to publish. This part went through an unimaginable amount of revisions and so did the story. I finally came to something that I like and I hope you like it to! Feedback is always welcome! Thank you for reading :)


You stood overlooking the Seoul skyline. It was the middle of May and the nightly breeze was the perfect balance. The sun was descending behind the scenery as you stood at the edge of a balcony of a small cafe outside of the city. It was busier than you ever expected it to be, so you weren’t able to get a table. Previously at the bar, you headed to the railing to overlook the city in which you viewed it regain it’s nightly glow. Your mind was lost in the beauty of the view. That’s why you came here.

Sipping slowly at your drink, someone stood beside you. “What are you drinking?” the stranger asked. You looked down at your drink as it hung from your hand over the bars. “Just tea.” You replied sweetly. The stranger was wearing sunglasses and a black scarf. His coat was long and black as well as his hair. It reached the top of his glasses, hiding his forehead. He also wore a black mask over his mouth and he was holding a bottle. He was the essence of mystery. The only thing you could tell was that he was human. “What are you drinking?” You asked similarly.

His appearance triggered a sense of fear in you. A mysterious stranger in all black and sunglasses approached you and asked what you were drinking - all signs of suspicious intentions. Although you were wary, you didn’t necessarily fear him. You were more intrigued by his presence than frightened. “just soju.” He mumbled. It was hard to hear him with his mask on, but he stood fairly close so luckily you didn’t have to try too hard to understand. “I don’t think that’s how you’re suppose to drink it.” Was he an alcoholic? “Ah, you’re right. Although I like the idea of tea, now that you mention it. I may go order what you’ve got. What kind of tea is it?” He questioned. You didn’t want to appear wary, as you tended to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, so you continued the conversation.

“Chamomile. I added vanilla and honey. ” You replied. “Do you want to fall asleep?” He asked and you laughed slightly. “Any chance to fall asleep, I’ll take it.” you stated, taking a sip of your drink. He chuckled and pushed away from the fencing. “I couldn’t agree more. I’ll be right back. I’m about to get an order of chamomile tea with vanilla and honey added.” and he was gone back into the crowded cafe.

The lights were becoming dimmer out beyond the landscape. The sun was escaping behind everything, diving deeper down, and the lights of the city were flickering on. You wondered why he was talking to you. You hoped he wouldn’t change your mind. You were about done with your cup of tea when the stranger appeared again with his own cup. Maybe it was that deep inside of you, you had been waiting for someone to talk to you or it was that you had nothing better to do, but you wanted to continue whatever started.

You turned to face him, away from the city, and asked “So what brings you to this busy cafe on a tuesday night?” He sipped his tea and pondered your question. It was amusing to watch him drink the tea while keeping the mask over his face. Any normal person would’ve taken off the mask but he awkwardly pushed up the mask with the cup, drank, then let the mask fall back down over his mouth. He didn’t want to reveal his face to you, which you found interesting. “Escaping my job, I guess,” He replied the taking another sip and turning around to face the city again. “Ah, I can relate to that.” You commented, mimicking his action. “Is that so?” He raised an eyebrow - as much as you could tell. “mmhmm” you sounded. “How so?” He questioned. “Escaping my job. Actually, more like escaping the fact that I don’t have one.” You sipped your drink one final time and now it was empty. You let the empty cup dangle on the other side of the railing. If you let go even a little bit, it would fall and crash down below. “job searching is endless.” You added, spinning the cup between your fingers.

He watched the cup dance around your fingers as he spoke, “What kind of job do you want to do?” You pondered the question for a moment. “I’ve always wanted to do something with music. Not be an idol or anything, just be working with or on music. I’m not sure entirely.” You said. He nodded as you spoke as a sign of listening. “What do you do for work? Why are you escaping?” You added. He adjusted his glasses and you were reminded that he was covering his appearance. “Music, actually.” He laughed slightly and took a drink of his tea. “What with music?” You questioned, but he took another drink and ignored your question.

“You know.. music.” He leaned against the bars and faced away from the skyline. “Ah, so you don’t want to talk about it.” You turned away, copying him. You watched as he took off his sunglasses. His exposed eyes surprised you yet excited you. A slow reveal. “That’s why I’m here, didn’t I say?” He looked at you from the corner of his eyes while his face still facing forward. “Fair, and besides you just met me. Unless you had a bit too much soju causing all your insecurities to pour out onto an innocent stranger, such as I.” Your voice was playful and you watched as his eyes wrinkled from smile - as his mouth was covered.

“Don’t worry about that, innocent stranger. I’m drinking tea now.” He took a drink of the tea and you laughed. It was hard preventing yourself from laughing at the way he drank his tea so openly yet secretly. “Why are you laughing?” He asked with a touch of insecurity. “I enjoy watching you drink your tea while having a mask on.” You giggled as you spoke. “As long as you enjoy it.” He said nonchalantly, drinking his tea again allowing you to giggle again.

“Do you come here often?” He asked. “Yeah, my best friend is a waitress here. Although, I mainly come for the view.” You turned around to admire the very view you just mentioned. You leaned forward and rested your elbow on the bars and you face on your hand. The sky was a dark blue and purple shade intermixing with the clouds against the tall buildings of the city. It looked magical. It looked like something photo shopped - unrealistically beautiful.

“This place is at an amazing spot, isn’t it?” He admired the sky with you. You hadn’t noticed him turning with you, as you were now distracted by the sky. “Do you come here often, Mr. Mystery Man?” You asked him, keeping your eyes on the sky. He chuckled. “Mr. Mystery Man? Are you a child?” He mocked. “I can only see your eyes and part of your hair. You refuse to take off your mask even when drinking your tea and you’re wearing all black. Mysterious.” You remembered the tea cup you were holding and set it down on a nearby table as he spoke. “How do you know I am a man?” He questioned. “If you didn’t know already, your voice is very deep.” You teased. “You got me there, innocent stranger.”

“How do you know I’m innocent?” You defended. “If you didn’t know that already, you have a look about you that screams innocence.” He teased, using your words from earlier. “I wouldn’t base everything about a person solely based on their appearance if I were you.” You looked him up and down. He almost blended in with the dark surroundings. “Ah? Why is that?” You eyed him more obviously this time. “I’m trying not to do that with you.” His eyes lit up as if he just realized his appearance for the first time. “You got me there, innocent stranger.” He said in the same tone as before. You smiled and he drank the rest of his tea in one go.

Mystery Man set his teacup on the table next to yours then went back to his previous position. “So, which one of the waitress’ is your friend.” You turned around at his question and observed everyone running around the bustling cafe. “She has dark hair….” you spoke aloud. You heard him chuckle. “Everyone has dark hair.” He said and you went in defense mood. “No that girl.. oh wait.. well that’s a lighter shade..” He chuckled again. “You’ll have to be more specific.” He said as he turned around to watch the crowd with you.

“Ah! There she is! Oh, she added blue to her ends.” You spoke as you pushed yourself off the railing and towards your friend. She was walking away from clearing a table when she spotted you coming towards her. “Hey! I didn’t know you were here today!” She beamed at you, wrapping you in a hug. “It was so busy, I didn’t want to bother you. I’ve been talking to this guy, actually.” Sojung looked past your shoulder and spotting Mystery Man pulling his phone from his pocket. “Ohhhh.. he’s a regular! Just like you!” She commented. “Oh really? How come I’ve never seen him?” You asked. “You’re always on the balcony. He’s always inside. I’m surprised he’s left his dark corner and joined yours. I have to go now. As you see, it’s very busy. It was good to see you!” and Sojung dashed off inside the cafe.

You walked back to the Mystery Man who adjusting his hat. “So, Mr. Mystery Man. Are we going to introduce ourselves to each other or just keep these code names?” You leaned against the railing with him. “I don’t mind the code names,” He shrugged. “Although, I still think mine is childish.” He added. “If you can think of anything better, I’m listening. I don’t like mine either.” He pondered your offer for a moment then sighed. “Yeah I have nothing. I’m willing to take up Mystery Man as yet another name. This will do.” As he spoke, his eyes darted from person to person. Not necessarily in a creepy way. More in a scientific observation way, although more lazily.

“A man of many different names. That just reinforces your mystery.” You commented. “A woman of one name. That just reinforces your innocence.” He commented similarly. He looked away from the people at the cafe over to you. By the look he gave you, you figured he was looking for you to fight back and you did just that. Although, unexpectedly.

“Why do men always want women to be innocent?”

“Why do women always want me to be mysterious?”

“Well you got me there.” You imitated all the times he said this before.

He chuckled and as he did, an alarm went off on his phone. He took his phone from his pocket, turned off the alarm, and put it back. “I like you, innocent stranger. I’ll see you again.” He begun to walk away. “I’ll prove to you that I’m not innocent.” You called out to him. “and I’ll prove that I’m not all mystery” and he melted back into the lively cafe to where no one can be found.

That was only the first of the many encounters with your Mysterious Man.


anonymous asked:

So much for giving her the benefit of the doubt. Six hours after her deep life altering Syrian post she tweets about "getting dick". Kind of takes away from anything cerebral she was trying to say. I'm sure the purpose of the dick tweet was for everyone to assume Sam sent the flowers (he liked that Tweet btw). Two idiots. They deserve each other.

I will address this one time only.

1) It’s just a tweet and it was actually really funny.
2) The sand dune exploration companion liked it and commented.
3) The last person who sent me flowers was @fromheretoeternity1121 and dick was not included which is kind of disappointing since she’s the queen of dick memes around here.

I like Archie but wtf is that just bursting into the baby shower and calling out Jughead like that in front of everyone, especially BETTY.
I get his dad is in trouble but really? He knows what Jughead is going through and why bring Betty into this unless he’s trying to be spiteful toward Bughead?

anonymous asked:

Out of all the liars, do you think all of them will have a happy ending? Also for emison, when do you think (if ever) will we see Emily say i love you to Ali

1) No, absolutely do not. I feel like they are leading us to believe they’re going to all ride off into the sunset but it won’t be as such. There’s some kind of twist, I just know it.

2) The fact that Emily hasn’t said I love you yet bothered me all yesterday when I realized it! It’s such a small thing but it’s so glaringly big! She’s told everyone how she feels about Alison for so many years but when it comes to saying it to her face, she goes mute. She’s dreamed about this for how long?? You would think she had this whole monologue memorized already. She’s been vocal for her love for Maya, vocal for her love for Paige, hell - she was like 6 seconds away from telling Sara she loved her with the way she was acting.

  • Yet Alison says I love you, she’s quiet and kisses her. Okay, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt because it came out of nowhere.
  • Alison says she loves her on the phone, she says “yeah…you too”. She apparently does that because Mona is there but ehh, I’m now squinting my eye.
  • When they were at the kissing rock, perfect opportunity to spill feelings, right? Romantic candle-lit picnic at a location they had history with. But nope, she’s silent and has sex with her.

Now I’m fully side-eyeing. I don’t know if Emily feels that Alison should equates all their kisses and sex to “how much she loves her” but I need her to VOCALIZE IT. Be vulnerable and admit everything you’ve ever felt. Let Alison know exactly how you feel. Who doesn’t want to be told exactly how much they matter to someone??? You can’t just stroke her hair, call her beautiful, and think that’s enough. I mean, she’s agreed to having your child even though deep down she really didn’t want to!!  At least tell her you love her!

anonymous asked:

Hi idk if ur still open for the 2 characters and what they think of each other thing but if u can how about revali and mipha (the I hate link club captain vs the I love link club president)

Hell yeah I am! This is the best idea 10/10 must write ~skeleton

mipha:

-is a little intimidated by revali at first

-also can’t understand why he doesn’t like link like ????

-she tries to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and this extends to link hater #1

-she eventually figures out that he is indeed a rather kind person under that facade of arrogant bravo

-then proceeds to see right through him “revali doesn’t really hate link, hes just a little insecure about his worth, and perhaps a little jealous of link”

-from then on she’s not as offended when revali talks about how much he dislikes him

-mipha finds that she would trust him with her life


Revali:

-eh shes cool, her healing is pretty useful and shes nice

-then LUNK happens

-acquaintanceship ruined

-like why do you like this block head??? tries to reason with her, doesnt work

- eventually he finds that he respects her subtle inner strength (he’s displeased such devotion is wasted on the blond blockhead but hey mipha’s got some backbone)

-one time she genuinely compliments him and he just…revali.exe has crashed

-removed from dislike list

-comes to trust her with his life as well

I don’t usually post about stuff like this but here’s some advice on curating fandom space, since I’m having an insomnia episode and am in a wistful sort of mood

Sometimes, I sure wish people would just like talk to me instead of being weird vipers about stuff.

But like, here we are, and if you try to make anything ultimately there will be people who don’t like what you think or don’t agree with it. I think most of the time the best thing to do even in those cases is to talk about it! So I try to, and I’ve made a lot of fantastic friends recently just by opening conversations and being honest about what I like and how I feel. 

I’ve seriously made SO many more friends than I’ve lost that way, and I’m kind of the most fulfilled I’ve ever been socially speaking for it. I’ve even made friends with people I’ve really strongly disagreed with in some respects. It’s been great!

But it hasn’t always gone that way obvs. Other times I’ve gotten people making fun of me or being disingenuous or even downright mean about stuff and like, w.e, you know, that’ll happen. So I wanted to write about how I handle that stuff and why I approach it the way I do. Here’s that ramble.

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