and the show failed to take advantage of that

anonymous asked:

can you like briefly describe some signs of emotional abuse... like i've read a lot of articles on it but i feel like they are spittng bs at me if that makes sense?? idk

that makes sense, i know the feeling.

the thing about emotional abuse is that it doesn’t take just one form, it can range from complete and repeated neglect of another person’s feelings to straight up manipulation and verbal lambasting. that’s the most insidious thing about it, it’s very hard to pinpoint. because it’s so wide-ranging, it’s hard to accept that you are or have been emotionally abused. in most cases, if you feel like you are being abused by someone, you most likely are. once it gets to the point where you feel like you can use the word ‘abuse’, even if it feels so so heavy, you’re probably there.

i think that if a person is neglecting your feelings, not taking them into account when/if you bring them up, continually doing things that hurt you even when you bring up to them that it hurts you, and making you feel wrong/crazy/irrational when you bring them up, that’s emotional abuse. if the person somehow always seems to make you feel wrong or guilty/they turn it back around on you when you bring up what they’re doing that’s hurting you,that’s manipulation, and that’s emotional abuse. you’ll most likely stop bringing up to them things that hurt you because you know it’s going to be spun back around to make you feel guilty.

if, in your relationship (whether it’s romantic, platonic, or familial), you constantly feel like you are being drained of emotion/energy or being used for constant emotional labor without the person doing anything in return for you, that’s emotional abuse. relationships are about mutual giving and taking. if you are constanty giving and they ate takiny and taking, they’re taking advantage of you, they know they are, and they often don’t feel bad or guilty about it at all. they will continue to take and take from you because they know that they can. that’s emotional abuse.

if you feel like you’re walking on eggshells around this person, if you feel like this person is isolating you from everyone else, if you feel like this person is tearing you down, if you feel like this person is not supporting you the way that you support them, if you feel like this person is completely disregarding your feelings all the time, that’s emotional abuse. and it may come in the form of something like “well, i lied to you/did this because i didn’t want to hurt or upset you, because i knew you’d be upset” which is a way that abusers try to paint themselves as the good guy when they’re hurting you. it makes you, the victim, feel bad and guilty and like you have no right to be upset, even though you absolutely do. they absolve themselves of guilt that way to make themselves feel better, not you, and that’s not fair, and they really don’t care about your feelings.

a common misconception about emotional abuse is that is has to be intentional on the abuser’s part, which isn’t always true. someone can be abusing you without even realizing they’re doing it because they’re so caught up in their own needs that they fail to realize that they’re abusing, taking advantage of, and manipulating you. that doesn’t mean it isn’t abuse; in fact, it shows that they care so little about your feelings that they don’t even realize what they’re doing, and that’s fucked up. (

i know you asked for a short response, so i’m sorry that this is so long and scatterbrained. i’m in class and i can’t sit down and formulate a cogent response, but i’m incredibly passionate about this and wanted to respond as soon as i could.

here are some additional links about emotional abuse that i’ve found particularly helpful:

take care. 💛

anonymous asked:

who do you think is the most complex and well in a sense brilliant villain in the series? or you know, who stands out the most? for me it's definitely eto but i really want to know your opinion

who’s your favorite villain in the series?

Let me start by saying I absolutely love Eto. She’s my favourite character after Touka and Kaneki; she manages to be both repulsive and sympathetic at the same time; she owns her Satanic symbolism to the max; and her author’s view on the world makes her really fascinating from a metafictional perspective. 

Also, that.

But as well written as she is, for the title of best I begin to gravitate to the pure metafictional glory of the Clowns, and then to the one with his fingers in all the pies. It’s gotta be Furuta.

The aloof, voyeuristic ideology of the Clowns is intriguing enough in itself, but what makes Furuta especially interesting is that while he tries to paint a picture of himself as a man who just wants to watch the world burn, he fails to fully subscribe to it. Rather than standing astride of the world as the Clowns do, Furuta wants to rule it. Instead of becoming a disciple of Clownism, Furuta tries to use it to his advantage - to layer his multifaceted image to enable him to get a leg up towards his true heart’s desire - Rize. Furuta takes bits and pieces of all the various ideologies he’s played with - Clowns, V, CCG - and creates a patchwork image from them that helps him rise to the top, showing a different face when it best suits him, and using a different name - Souta, Nimura Furuta, or Kichimura Washuu. 

Furuta is an excellent mirror of Kaneki in that they both have a fractured identity (Kaneki, Haise, the Eyepatch Ghoul, the One-Eyed King) but whereas for Kaneki it is a source of suffering, Furuta revels in it. Comedy and Tragedy are two different ways for the brain to process what is called the Absurd, that is, the unusual and extraordinary - and has frequently been pointed out, where Kaneki reacts with Tragedy, Furuta reacts with Comedy. Kaneki suffers from a fractured identity because he wants to believe that he IS someone - that his life has some kind of meaning to it. He still clings on to that existential hope.

But Furuta, as his character poem indicates, has long since abandoned that. He thinks nothing of the day he was born, and so can happily throw what might be considered his ‘true self’ into the wind and be everybody by really being nobody. His name is Legion, for he is many. It’s for this reason that it’s so difficult to pin down Furuta’s true aims - one moment you think he’s working for V, then you think he’s trying to control Rize, and now he’s talking about potentially being a common enemy for the world to unite against. He says it himself: whereas Kaneki agonises over his raison d’etre, Furuta mocks it as pointless. 

Despite his pretences to comedy, it’s Furuta’s character who is really representative of tragedy in :re, because he has abandoned all hope, and is doomed to fail through his own hubris. It’s a battle of the One vs the Many, existentialism vs nihilism, romance vs satire, and hope vs tragedy.

Yet even as he tries to scatter his identity to the wind, there’s no avoiding the singular driving force to Furuta’s actions, just as Kaneki, with all the various causes he has fought for, has only truly been searching for one thing. For both of them, it’s the same - love.

The above panel is perhaps the only time we’ve seen Furuta be wholly sincere without clowning around. His eyes express real sorrow and longing, and his words at this point express the feelings of the helpless child within, before he decided to turn his life into a dark comedy. Furuta wants love as badly as Kaneki does, but fitting their tragic/comic axis, where Kaneki sought it through self-destruction, Furuta sought it through self-aggrandisement.

Both are delusional states induced by their lack of self-worth, and Kaneki only really finds love when he abandons his self-destructive crusade. It is unlikely Furuta will make the inverted revelation until the end - perhaps Rize telling him she did love him before ripping his throat out.

Furuta is thus the perfect villain for the story’s Adult Phase that revolves around romantic love, just as Arima and Eto, the King’s pseudo-parents, were the villains for the Adolescent Phase that was about breaking away from family. It also makes him the ultimate mirror for Kaneki to face off against, cunningly seeded throughout the series and gradually built up from a tertiary character to the major antagonist. Compare Furuta in Chapter 117 of Tokyo Ghoul

To him in Chapter 117 of Tokyo Ghoul :re:

He has ascended the ranks of the story just as he has through the world, and now he seeks to make it his own. Where Kaneki managed to break free of his tragic yoke, Furuta was responsible for the very event that triggered this brutal chain; he has let it consume him and become the very tragedy that ruled his life. He is the tragic virus at the story’s heart personified, multiplying and growing until it threatens to poison :re just at it did the original series. 

It is up to Kaneki to be the antivirus.

Last goodbye

Sunday night was brutal.

Like so many, my heart broke. I sobbed so hard and so long on my couch that night that I gave myself I headache.

The moment that SUV exited the parking garage, my heart sank. I just knew this was the mission that Quinn wouldn’t survive. It was probably the way he spoke to Carrie in their final moments together. His pained pleas of “Do what I say,” and “Stay down.” These were not commands of a special ops solider in charge of the mission. These were the resolved pleas of a man who knew he wasn’t coming out alive. He knew. And Carrie knew. And yet I still found myself chanting, “No, no, no, no…” as the scene unfolded.

And when it came down to it - it was painfully sad because Quinn was so sad. At that point Quinn had given in to it all. Our man of steel, our Quinn was gone by the finale. Sure we saw small glimpses of him throughout the season, glimpses that gave us hope. But the showrunnes fucked us. Fucked Quinn.

In my opionion, They’ve been killing him slowly for two seasons now. When the season 5 finale aired last year, I sobbed just as hard as I did this past Sunday. At the time, I said my sadness was for both Quinn’s comatose state, which left his story in limbo and unresolved, and for the writers’ failure to deliver a plausible story for this amazing character. The once brilliant writing team was failing this show. I still believe this to be true.

Just as the show runners killed Homeland by keeping Brody alive for too long, they killed Homeland by ruining Quinn. They had an opportunity to make Quinn a strong, co-lead with Carrie and Saul back in season 4 but instead continued to push Quinn in the background, until season 5 when they beat up Quinn so ruthlessly his story became unbelievable.

I am bitter because I have always felt Gansa and his writers did not take advantage of Rupert Friend. Rupes created a character beyond what they hired him for and he did that with his talent. He turned his few, simple lines on a script into quiet, meaningful, powerful moments between two characters. He electrified the screen the moment he stepped onto it. Rupert MADE Quinn and he made us fall in love with Quinn.

And I am bitter because the showrunners did not rightfully honor Quinn in the end. I understand the idea that Quinn wouldn’t want a memorial or star on the wall, but they needed to give us, the fans, and Quinn more. You want to kill him off? Fine. But killing him off and then not honoring his character better? You just dismissed five seasons of an aamzing character and alienated half the Homeland fanbase. And fuck, Rupert deserved a better end! He was instrumental in saving this show back in season 2, and in my opinion, kept a large majority of its fans tuned-in these last few seasons.

At this point, all I can hope for is continued success and happiness for Rupert Friend.

As for Homeland -it’s too soon to tell if I can stomach watching it another season.

Carisi-centric thoughts on Ep 18x18

The last fifteen minutes really ruined what was, until then, a perfectly serviceable episode. It really flew by, up until that point, and I kinda liked it. It was dumb but fun :D

I even liked the hypnotism angle, but I must say, I think the problem persists; yet again, the episode had an interesting premise, but it failed to take advantage of it. Why not go into the practicalities of hypnosis? Where was Huang to get on that stand and explain it in detail? Speaking of, wouldn’t Barba talk to an “expert” during the trial? Why not make a show if it and demonstrate hypnosis? Wouldn’t that be fun to watch?


OK, guys, I’m going to be honest. I’m of two minds, when it comes to this episode. Sonny-wise, the episode was fantastic (and let’s be honest, that’s always my main concern lol), the premise was fun, we got Barba working with the entire team, not just Liv, and the case itself (the investigation of it, at least) was twisty enough to remain enjoyable.


From a legal standpoint, this episode was laughably bad. It honestly left me baffled. Who wrote this? The last fifteen minutes were ridiculous. No way would Barba ever get a conviction based on what we saw. I’ll expand on that in a minute (in EXTENSIVE detail), but first let’s start with the good.

Sonny and Continuity

A lot of great stuff in this episode! Sonny pulled a classic Sonny, and looked into the case thoroughly, going above and beyond and finding information about out a crime which was committed out of state. He even dug up a civil suit. That’s absolutely consistent with the Sonny we know. It’s what he’s always done. He never gives up, he finds smart ways to work around the obstacles and solve the case.

I also appreciated that Sonny showed real empathy when he heard the first victim had died. Peter played that little moment so well. Both the surprise and the sadness. What I loved most about it, was that it didn’t feel like he was thinking “oh shoot, there goes our witness.” It felt like the old Sonny, the one who used to cross himself when he found a dead body. The Sonny who’d take the time to grieve, just for a moment, when confronted with the death of a stranger as opposed to last week’s Sonny, who dismissed actual death threats like he didn’t give a shit lol.

And I do always love it when Sonny cracks a case with his research. Even though he didn’t actually crack it, because what the fuck? But, again, more on that later.

Sonny’s Love Life

Wait, Sonny has a legit girlfriend that’s been mentioned more than once? Can we meet her, please? I’ve always wanted to see him happy and in love :D and making out with someone lol. I just wish we knew more about her. A name, even. Wouldn’t Amanda know her name? She and Carisi are obviously buddies. So far, the info we got on her is a) her bra size (classy, SVU writers) and b) that she’s into that raw food trend. I like that, actually. It fits Sonny. He seems like he’d totally be up for trying new experiences food-wise and otherwise, and this could be their thing, going around random restaurants and trying to convince each other to eat weird dishes, lol.

I love it when our characters are shown to have lives outside the “show”, but can we actually see it? Can we see Sonny all flirty and cute? If they don’t want to cast anyone new (because they seem averse to creating new characters), can’t we at least see, like, Sonny smiling as he talks on the phone, or as he reads a text, with Fin teasing him about it? Or something? Please? :D

Barba Thoughts

I was surprised Barba was the one to suggest hypnotism. Way to think outside the box! I’m not sure he was the best person to do that (he seems like a total skeptic who’d shoot that theory down immediately), but I bought the excuse of him having come across it before. Plus, I loved that he was the one who got to solve the case, for a change. And I also liked how the entire team, Barba included, spent several scenes brainstorming together. I had missed that. Barba in the precinct, with the entire squad.

Aaaaand that’s where the fun ends, and the pedantic/annoyed part of my post begins, lol.

Why on Earth would Barba take legal advice from Liv? Why would he ever play that tape for the jury? If that’s not reasonable doubt, I don’t know what is. Why would he follow Liv’s actual instructions? She’s not a lawyer! She directly affected the case, in a way that could have been detrimental, even though Barba seemed like he knew better (since he tried to talk her out of it, before folding as always), and the way the episode chose to resolve that was by having Liv and Barba drinkin’ it up at a bar.

Liv’s mistake was never identified as such, and it took Sonny “deus ex machina” Carisi and his random discovery to save the day.

Even though it shouldn’t have. Which brings me to:

The Law

Me for the first like 45 minutes: OK BUT WHERE IS RITA???

Me when Rita appeared: YASSSSSS QUEEN

Me at the end of the episode: NOOOOO QUEEN 

Where do I begin?

Why was Barba acting like hypnosis was sure to be accepted as 100% real and effective by a court of law, let alone a jury in its entirety? Why did he seem to “suddenly” realize he had no case (which, d’oh) at the halfway mark, only for Liv to wrongly convince him otherwise? And, even if Barba did manage to stumble upon a group of jurors who all believe in hypnosis, why didn’t he bother actually proving anything?

To get a conviction, Barba would have to prove that:

  1. hypnosis is real,
  2. hypnosis can be powerful enough to make a woman consent to sex against her will,
  3. Trask has the skill to hypnotize people,
  4. Trask actually hypnotized this specific victim, and
  5. Trask raped this specific victim.

None of that was ever proven. None. Like I said, no expert was shown explaining just what hypnotism entails. No proof was given that Trask even knew how to do that (so what if his mentor taught him, does that mean he now knows how to do it perfectly?). There was an actual tape with the victim’s ‘consent’ that was played but not actually debunked.

And oh Lord. That old case Sonny dug up. WHERE. DO. I. BEGIN.

What defense attorney, hell, what judge would allow a totally random arrest from over 20 years ago to be brought up into a totally unrelated criminal trial? Not to mention, no one even bothered to point out that the defendant was a drug addict at the time (22. YEARS. AGO), and he had since “changed.”

To be fair, the writers tried to make it work, with Barba asking Trask if he had ever been arrested, to “open the door” to bringing up the previous arrest (and also to get Trask to lie on the stand). Problem is, Trask only lied about the arrest itself, not about the specifics of it. With that in mind, Barba would only be able to mention the arrest itself, to contradict Trask’s testimony and present him as a liar. But he’d never be able to introduce the actual details of the arrest, the actual facts of that old case.

Barba would need to ask something specific to open that door. Something like, “Have you ever been accused of anything like this before? A man in your position, wealthy and surrounding himself with drugs and beautiful women,” blah blah. If Trask had lied about that, then Barba would have been able to bring up a similar case from the past (even the case of the dead woman mentioned previously). 

Unfortunately, there was nothing similar about the case Sonny found. No relevance, no probative value. A drug addict, ill and scared, letting someone die? Over 20 years ago? An expunged arrest, no conviction? That was prejudicial as fuck. Rita would have it thrown out in 3 seconds. Many times, prosecutors can’t even mention actual (and relevant) convictions, because it would be prejudicial, unless the specific convictions have a significant probative value relating to the case on hand.

Same goes for that half-assed “confession” to Trask’s mentor-slash-friend. Trask never mentioned this specific victim. That was circumstantial as fuck. I’m embarrassed on Rita’s behalf for losing this mess of a case. The old Rita would never.

Legally speaking, this was a total circus. Barba proved nothing. No way would the jury find Trask guilty. No way would Rita Fucking Calhoun let any of that fly. This is Dana Lewis levels of character assassination, in my book. 

Stray Thoughts

Is Liv working reception now? Didn’t she used to have an office? Where her subordinates could reach her, if a victim wanted to speak to “someone in charge”? You’re a Lieutenant, sis! Let someone else man the doors!

Declan? 👀

Amanda didn’t judge a victim, for once, and the case involved drugs! Progress!

Fin listening to that lady for like 5 minutes? YES. His face was the highlight of the episode. Fin himself was the highlight of the episode, actually. So many great lines, and Ice-T was clearly having fun.

Speaking of, we got Fin joking! And Carisi joking! And Amanda laughing! Who are these people? I don’t recognize them :D

Seriously though, I really appreciated the attempt for a more ‘lighthearted’ episode, but the writers should have stopped themselves riiiiiight before giving Rollins the line, ‘look deep into my eyes, you’re under arrest.’ Because no.

Who you should fight: Secret Saturdays edition

Doc: Do Not Fight Doc

The dude’s a brick house already without the power glove. He’s also trained in combat and fights monsters twice his size. Your only advantage is his blind eye but that has yet to be much of a problem for him. Do Not Fight Doc.

Drew: Save Yourself

Okay, she might look like you can take her more than her buff husband, but she’s even more agile and skilled in combat than he is. That jumpsuit is hiding pure muscle. She’s angry and impulsive as heck too, with Doc you might be able to distract him or talk him down, Drew will slice you the second she thinks she needs to. Also, two words: Fire Sword. Run Away.

Doyle: Just Don’t

The worst of Drew and Doc combined plus he has even more weapons and a lifetime of training. He’s the most likely so far to have actual experience killing people and he’s so confident he’ll probably make a stupid move to take you out even if it puts him in danger because he thinks he can get out of anything. And he’s probably right. Don’t.

Zak: Absolutely Not

Look, I’m not saying you can’t beat him, but you’re really gonna beat up a kid? This poor child’s been through enough. Plus he’s not exactly helpless. Worst case scenario his combat training and literal superpowers mean you get beaten and humiliated by a child, best case scenario you beat up a child.

Fisk: You Monster

You can try, he’s the only one who can’t use a weapon, but he’s strong as heck and can climb anything. More importantly, why would you hurt my precious giant? This giant monster baby has been through enough, if he doesn’t beat you up, I will.

Van Rook: Depends

He has tons of experience but he’s not always at his best. If you catch him on an off day it’ll at least be entertaining. Lean towards no if you can’t make a fist or he’s having a really good day, but otherwise go for it.

Epsilon: Do It

Please fight him. Who cares if you lose, it will be so very satisfying. You can at least make fun of him while you’re fighting I promise it’ll be worth it. Fight Him.

Munya: No

Unless you have superpowers or a magic weapon You Will Lose.

Argost: Risky

The guy’s got a ton of tricks up his sleeves, so it’s pretty risky but for all I know you have a super strong sense of justice or just wanna take a crack at him. If all else fails, you can try to distract him with a Golden Girls rerun mid battle for an advantage. Up to You but prepare to die in a creative way with lots of dramatic speeches.

sun and moon signs + random advice
  • Aries: You're always the centre of attention without even trying, people always want to be around you. I know it's hard sometimes but take some time for yourself just once
  • Taurus: You're the devil in disguise, you can come of so pure but deep down your soul is dark just like your thoughts. Just embrace your dark side, anyone has one it's not a bad thing
  • Gemini: You're really good at making people think that you're smart whilst your mind is actually a random mess. Remember, you don't need to be the smartest all the time, it's okay to fail for once
  • Cancer: You're so pure and people might want to take advantage of you, watch out because you'll end up crying over things that could've been prevented.
  • Leo: People always see you as someone confident and strong, I know it's just one big show and you doubt yourself all the time. Just be honest about it because otherwise people will think that you're cocky, and besides, everyone has their insecurities
  • Virgo: I know that you try please everyone all the time, but please remember that you're your own number one priority. You need to be happy yourself before you wanna go and make others happy.
  • Libra: You don't need lots of friends and relationships to define yourself. You are your own person and if you don't watch out people will try and take advantage of your niceness.
  • Scorpio: For some reason you seem to attract people who are mentally or emotionally unstable, and they always want your help. Remember you have your own problems too. Don't spend all your time helping people who don't really care about you in the end
  • Sagittarius: You always want to go somewhere, and even tho it's good to make your dreams reality remember that other people get attached to you and you always leave them in the cold, everyone might think that you're just taking advantage of them.
  • Capricorn: Feelings are a part of being a human being. Don't hide them because people should love you for you even when you feel like crying. If they truly love you they're there for you 24/7.
  • Aquarius: I know you love being original, but remember that not everything can be all for you. People like your vibe because it's fresh and different and that's why they try to copy it. Remember that it's a good thing to have ppl looking up to you.
  • Pisces: your head always seems to be in the clouds and although dreaming is fun it shouldn't ruin your real life. Remember that you have responsibilities here on earth and you can't fly forever

REQUEST: Bts reaction to their gf who really likes skinship and is really cuddly (but not over the line)

Hope this is roughly what u wanted :)

Jin: would find his girlfriend absolutely adorable for loving skinship. He’d also tend to hug her back, very loosely though because he knows that she’ll come back for more. So he’d love how she was always near him and therefore, would love the skinship because it shows him that his princess is literally in love with him.

Originally posted by vminv

Yoongi: He would sometimes not like it. If she hugged him or kissed him, he would politely move her away, or tell her to stop because he just isn’t in the mood. But other times he’ll cuddle back and kiss her on the top of her head and not want to leave her.

Originally posted by yoongbeans

Hoseok: his guy would love it. He’d love the back hugs and he’d love how she always showed him skinship even if he was dripping bucket loads of sweat. He never fails to return the skinship and sometimes, even takes the skinship to the next level, if the two of them were alone. There’d also be a lot of skinship filled dates - i.e where you guys literally sit cuddled in the back of a chevy truck. So this guy definitely uses her skinship to his advantage.

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Namjoon: He would give his dimple - filled smile every time he felt her initiating skinship. And he’d always love that she was the one to do it because it made him feel at home. She basically took away all his worries whenever she touched him. So he wouldn’t mind the skinship. But sometimes, when he would overload on stress, he’d hate to be touched and would accidentally snap at her.

Originally posted by baebsaes

Jimin: He would love the skinship at times because he’s such an insecure bean. He’d like that she always knew what type of skinship to give him, whether it be a simple hand hold or a love filled hug. The relationship would also consist of a lot of moments where the both of them would just be standing around hugging, and that’s it. Because those would be his favourite moments, where he got to surround himself in her scent and love.

Originally posted by booptae

Taehyung: V would definitely love the skinship. More so, he would be attached to her… Always giving her back hugs and kisses on her neck. He’d definitely love to cuddle and hold her close. And every night, he’d make sure his arms are wrapped securely around her because he knows she loves it and it also makes him remember that she’s all his. He basically lives for the skinship in the relationship.

Originally posted by holdmettightbts

Jungkook: This guy would love that she initiated it because he was so comfortable. He felt that her skinship was enough for the two of them. However, he’d dislike skinship in public, but he’d probably tell her before. Otherwise at home, he would hug her back, kiss her back and always hold her close to himself whenever she came around looking for skinship. He secretly loves it but never tells anyone.

Originally posted by squeakjimin

- Admin Kay.

Chloe Bourgeous : It would be fun to see her try to be good and fail

Honestly I hope any redemption  arc for Chloe takes advantage of the hilarious fact that she currently seems to know of only three ways of demonstrating affection: practically smothering someone with physical contact (Adrien and Ladybug), expensive gifts (Sabrina), and bad mouthing a third party in an attempt to show camaraderie with the second (also Sabrina, in response to an akumatized Ivan breaking Roger’s arm). 

Chloe is the type of person who would respond to a classmate’s family member dying in an accident by offering to use her connections to have the paramedics at the scene fired for incompetence. And that’s hilariously messed up. It would be so much fun to see her trying to be a good person.

Animated Combat Styles in RvB (Reds and Blues of Blood Gulch: First Edition)

If you’ve been following me for a while then you definitely know one thing about me: I like fights. I like to write them. I like to read them. I like to watch them, and dear me do I like to pick them apart. So, while I’m not a martial arts expert (nor do I play one on TV), I spent a long time gathering the data and working on conclusions.

So without further ado, here it is. Animated Combat Styles in RvB as interpreted by ChurbooseAnon, and involving materials from Season Eight Episode Four through Season Thirteen Episode One. Subsequent editions may come out that revise these descriptions or enhance them, and will be linked to in revised versions of this post, as well as any revisions linked to this. All of the posts in this series will be tagged as ‘RvB Combat Styles Analysis’ now and in the future.

[Reds & Blues: First Edition - Second Edition] [Surviving Freelancers: First Edition - Second Edition] [Faces of Texas and Maine] [Dead Freelancers] [Affiliates of Charon: First Edition - Second Edition]

In the course of this post I’ll be talking about the following individuals in the following order:

Reds And Blues

  • Sarge
  • Grif
  • Tucker
  • Caboose

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Don’t Think About It: Part 3


Member: BTS Rapmonster x BTS Suga x Y/N

Type: angst (warning: rough language) 

You can read: 

Don’t Think About it Pt.1

Don’t Think About it Pt. 2

The peaceful snowfall hitting the streets of Seoul was not even remotely similar to the atmosphere of the cafe we were sitting in. My fingers hit the tabletop nervously, tapping out a beat I had only ever heard in my head. I bit my dry lips until I thought they may bleed. I was coming apart at the seams and didn’t know how to sew myself back together again. 

“You know, he threw a chair at me,” Namjoon said quietly, his fingers circling the rim of his coffee cup. 

I looked up from the window. “He didn’t.”

“Okay, maybe not at me, but in my general direction,” he sighed, a small smile coming to his face. “But he didn’t speak to anyone last night. He went to the studio and didn’t come home.” 

I nodded slowly, looking back down at my own coffee. “Was kissing you on the cheek too dramatic?”

“Probably,” Namjoon chuckled. “But I think he started to realize that…maybe he had to actually worry about losing you.”

“What do you mean?” I breathed. 

“Yoongi hyung is a very particular guy,” Namjoon whispered, taking a small sip from his cup. “He always just assumed you would be there waiting on him. You are both celebrities, so you had to save face and work it out. I don’t think it’s ever occurred to him that you actually didn’t have to.”

I blew at a small piece of hair hanging in my face, letting the frustrated exhale have some purpose. After a few failed attempts at moving the tendrils, Namjoon reached up, placing my hair behind my ear. He gave me a kind smile and returned to his coffee. “I’m sorry Y/N.”

“For?” I questioned. 

“Stirring this all up,” Namjoon said quietly. He wouldn’t look at me while he spoke. “If I just would have left my feelings alone…or never turned on that show-”

“You would have only been delaying the inevitable,” I groaned, shaking my head. 

“Fine, then I’m sorry for taking advantage of you while you were vulnerable,” Namjoon conceded. 

“Namjoon,” I whispered, closing my eyes. 

“No, at least let me be sorry for that,” Namjoon sighed. “I took advantage of you being confused and upset. I shouldn’t have. It was wrong of me. I should have waited for you to get things figured out with Yoongi hyung before I ever tried to step in…I just made things worse.”

I looked at Namjoon carefully. His sentiments were so different from Yoongi. I hated to compare them in my head, but the thought process was only natural. Both of them were geniuses and extremely hardworking. They both felt things so very deeply, but it was so much harder to pry these sort of thoughts out of Yoongi than it was with Namjoon. It just felt so much easier with him. 

“It’s not worse, Namjoon,” I muttered. “You gave me the opportunity to think about things…I would have continued on in complacent silence for years if I was never forced to actually think about it…don’t get me wrong, it’s not like Yoongi and I’s relationship was a prison or anything…but it’s what I had grown used to…It was the normal.”

Namjoon sighed placing his slender digits lightly on mine. He took my hand into his, swiveling it so the palm faced up. He lifted my arm gently, placing a careful kiss on my palm and nuzzling his face into my outstretched fingers. 

I smiled, allowing my hand to stroke his cheek. He closed his eyes, opening them only when a small gasp escaped my lips. 

“What’s wrong?” he croaked. I pulled my hand from his face and held it to my chest as if his skin had burnt me. He followed my gaze out of the window and onto the sidewalk where a very angry Yoongi stood, peering into the cafe at us. 

“Yoongi,” I whispered. Namjoon immediately sprung from his seat and plowed into a near by table. He ricocheted off of it and toward the door, pushing it open and escaping into the chill of the day. I stood as well, tugging on my jacket with as much speed as I could manage and followed him outside. 

“You’re an asshole,” Yoongi growled, staring down Namjoon. “Leave me and my girlfriend alone.”

“Yoongi hyung,” Namjoon breathed, shaking his head. His hands were out weakly in defense. “You don’t understand.”

“Yeah, I do,” Yoongi nodded. “You wanted me to watch that shitty interview so you could get Y/N alone. You orchestrated this and Y/N fell into your trap.”

“I didn’t mean…I wasn’t thinking,” Namjoon sighed helplessly. “Honestly hyung, I’ve been apologizing to her all morning.”

“Just leave us alone, and that will be the best apology we can get,” Yoongi spat. 

“How about we don’t talk about me like I’m not here,” I breathed, anger coursing through my veins. “I fell into no one’s trap Yoongi. Contrary to popular belief, I have a pretty good hold of my surroundings.”

“Look, if you’re still pissed at me, you should direct that to Rapmonster here,” Yoongi chuckled bitterly. “He’s the reason why we argued in the first place.”

“He may have incited the reason Yoongi,” I said angrily. “But he definitely didn’t make you say all of the things you said to me last night.”

“Don’t you get it? I wouldn’t have said it if he never-” Yoongi began, but I was entirely too upset to let him pawn off his bad behavior on Namjoon. 

“But you did Yoongi!” I shouted, not even beginning to care as the people walking past us began to stare. “Namjoon did what he did because he cared. As wrong as his actions may have been, when I first told him no, he accepted that. He didn’t get angry with me about something I couldn’t control. You on the other hand directed all of your frustration at me without so much as an apology. Namjoon has been apologizing all morning for his actions.”

“So I’m not your precious fucking Namjoon,” Yoongi spat, his eyes narrowing. “But where does that leave us?” 

I exhaled, my breath escaping as smoke in the winter air. “On a cold fucking sidewalk in the middle of Seoul, Yoongi.“

Originally posted by yoongichii

Seriously tho let’s talk about Static Shock. Did it have narmy moments and bad episodes? Yes. Was the production quality hella poor at times? Yeah. Were the cameos by heroes and celebrity guests sometimes REALLY stupid? Damn fuckin right yeah Lil Romeo had no business in a city full of Bang Babies.

But Static Shock was fucking GOLD if you managed to catch it on air. You got a show that sometimes dealt with the heavy shit no one wanted to touch. You got a protagonist who ISN’T the typical ‘white boy gets powers’ protag, who dealt with gang pressure the very first episode, who points out the STARTLING lack of black superheroes for youths like him to look up to-Virgil Hawkins was a damn good character. Static Shock showed guns being passed to high schoolers, adults taking advantage of kids for their own gain, peer pressure (in a more realistic sense than some other shows at the time), craving for power, looking for parental approval and failing, homeless teens, and all manners of psychological fallout ranging from jilted child actors to the envy of one of your own friends. 

We also got to see a racist parent called out for his bullshit, and a character learning to admit having a disability isn’t the end of the world. 

Did it have its bad moments? Yeah. Every show gets those. But Static Shock was one of those shows that was a hidden nugget of solid gold and I’m so fucking happy a generation of kids got the chance to watch it.

Okay Starlights, we really really really have to help VIXX get the achievements and attention and love they deserve

Because I love VIXX but the year end of 2016 probably didn’t go smoothly for them. Their performance got cut (I’M LOOKIN AT YOUUU SBS) they didnt even have as much special stages (I’M LOOKING AT Y'ALLLL KBS SBS MBC) they had THREE FRIGGIN AMAZING COMEBACKS THIS YEARR!!!!!!!! ALL OF THEIR MINI ALBUM SONGS COULD BE FORMED INTO ONE FULL ALBUM. Maybe even two. I mean was that all for nothing??

Each of their comeback concepts were amazing and mind blowing. Yet, i saw on twitter last night that someone made a post about how VIXX’s concept was basically copied off by other groups but they are getting the credit instead of VIXX.

That bullshit aside, VIXX HAS HAD FOUR COMEBACKS EACH GREATER THAN the last in 2016, but what’s this? What? They weren’t invited to MAMA2016. They haven’t been to MAMA once in four of their debut years. I’ll bet they won’t even be going to the one this year. And I don’t want to hear no shit about how this is because they have no talent whatsoever because acca-scuse me RAVI has produced most of their songs on almost every album of theirs and is preparing for his own mini album so no. They have talent. Lots of it.

But you know why they won’t be able to go? Because apparently they don’t have the fame like BTS EXO SEVENTEEN TWICE GFRIEND BLACKPINK and no hate to these groups because each is different in their own incredible way.and i personally love their songs too.ive got them on repeat on my phone.

But VIXX is ignored in almost every humane way possible and it breaks my heart to see them looking disappointed but trying hard not to show it to their fans. And VIXX has shown in 2016 their effort and hard work. They’ve literally told us ‘its okay we are okay because we have you guys its hard but we can get though it together’ and our poor lovable boys were so let down when The Closer didn’t garner as many hype as they’d hope

And okay,fine if you think that im being biased then okay whatever but I seriously thought that The Closer’s concept was the best concept out of all the other concepts but yet people failed to see their amazingness.

And i just wish for VIXX that they get the love and appreciation they deserve because damn it they earned it. So much.

Stop overshadowing and ignoring them. They are as good as any other group.

Sorry for the rant but i just felt like they are so underrated and taken for granted and those stupid music shows keep taking advantage of them.

N wants the daesang. I say we at least have to work together as a fandom to help them. That’s the very least we international starlights can do. Don’t you guys think so?

Horoscope for May 16, 2016
  • Aries: These last few weeks have been good for your equilibrium. It was a question of becoming a bit more involved in life than usual, and showing what you're capable of. Most likely you had a mixture of successes and setbacks, but on the whole, improvements have been steady. You may have noticed that this or that about yourself needs improvement, but isn't that true for everyone?
  • Taurus: It's never very agreeable to have to question oneself, but this is the main objective of today's celestial aspect. You'll soon be launched into new adventures. Take advantage of the energy generated by this planetary configuration to look within and find the source of some of your failings. This isn't an easy exercise, to be sure, but it will do you some good. Just be honest with yourself.
  • Gemini: The great period of meditation that started for you a few weeks ago is now finished. This means that you are going to have to get back into the real world again! You are going to have to test out how the "new and improved" you operates in everyday life. Get ready. You can expect some real changes!
  • Cancer: If you have grievances to voice about your love life, this is the day to speak up. Indeed, anything less than total honesty won't be tolerated today. You can expect to confront the “other," whether mate, friend, or family member, on the basis of truth and righteousness. Know that you'll command their attention! But be careful that the weight of your words doesn't surpass that of your thoughts.
  • Leo: Are you thinking of switching careers, or traveling to the other side of the world? Perhaps you just want to pull a “Greta Garbo” and stay home with the shades drawn tight. A series of small incidents you've recently experienced at work is likely to inspire the most outlandish ideas. It must be that you sense your need for a change of scene.
  • Virgo: You're likely to find people somewhat irritating today. It's as though nothing is good enough and nobody seems to know exactly what he or she wants. You'll reign supreme within this conflict and dissatisfaction. You may even be asked to step in and restore order. If the conflict is on the domestic front, go ahead. But tread carefully if you're asked to take on the role of sheriff!
  • Libra: You may have felt an oppressive mood hanging in the air when you woke up this morning. Unfortunately, that haze of misunderstanding and conflict is likely to last all day. However, it makes this an ideal time to speak up about anything that's bothering you! Don't be shy about going on the warpath today. If you don't, you're likely to be the target of a surprise attack.
  • Scorpio: The mood you're in today is the stuff of which memorable encounters are made. You'll be wary at first, perhaps even somewhat hostile to someone who dares to intrude on your freedom. Then suddenly you'll realize that this person is someone special, intriguing, and definitely out of the ordinary. Finally, you'll see that the qualities they offer just happen to be what you need most right now.
  • Sagittarius: More than ever before, you'll feel as though it's time to take matters into your own hands and build your future. You're fed up with living on hope and putting your happiness off until tomorrow. Your determination will be so strong that you may even surprise yourself. You'll refine your approach and make it more concrete in the coming days. Today is the first day of a new life for you.
  • Capricorn: This is an ideal moment to address once and for all the questions that have been on your mind for the last few weeks. Pay particular attention to questions that touch on your sentimental life. If you're currently involved in unsatisfactory relationships, don't be afraid to leave them behind. If you're fretting about an unanswered request, let it go. No response is forthcoming.
  • Aquarius: Something is coming to an end concerning your lack of confidence in yourself. You've been hesitant to stand in the spotlight for quite a while now, perhaps feeling you weren't quite ready. Well, no more excuses! Ready or not, you're going to have to push forward. The only thing you risk losing is your pride, and that is your most resilient asset.
  • Pisces: It's possible that the last few weeks have allowed you to become a little bit clearer concerning certain questions you have about your vocation. You may even have a little more clarity about your feelings regarding what you think your destiny is. It would now be better for you to stop thinking about such things and let life take over. You're well armed for this!
Danny and Sam height difference HeadCanon

So, seeing a few OTP posts about height differences being in couples and already being a huge fan of Height Difference Danny and Sam, I decided to make this post. 

Now Danny’s father, he’s already tall. Jazz is tall, too. Danny grows too, but not until he’s about 16. Even then, it doesn’t stop there. He goes to college and when he comes back, his family is all “Did you grow MORE??”

He grows to 6'4" or 6'7", depending on my mood. He also bulks up. Nothing like a freaking Super Saiyin, but considerably. He decides that if he bulks up his human form, he’ll be killing two birds with one stone: Bulking up Fenton and Phantom forms.

Sam on the other hand….stops growing in High school.

Her height, in my stories and all that, ranges from 5'2" to 5'4". Remember: Sam wore boots in the show, that gave her two to four inches in height. So while she looked as tall as Danny (maybe even a bit taller) it wasn’t actually the case.

And when Danny shoots up, he takes FULL advantage of it. He loves to tease her. He secretly knows though, that Sam LOVES the height difference. But she’ll never admit it.

So she doesn’t know that he knows she loves it.

Sam is also annoyed because suddenly, she can’t keep up with him when they run together. When he bulks up, he’s stronger. Juuust a little though. Sam may be tiny compared to Danny, but she is still freakishly strong. It’s something that shocks people when they find out JUST how strong she is.

He isn’t any more athletic than her, but he takes longer strides when he runs. Sam still has an advantage over him when it comes to endurance.

Sam has him beat (by a mile) in terms of flexibility. I don’t remember if Danny was flexible in the show. I feel like I have seen gifs of Danny being flexible as Phantom…

But even then, Sam is the more flexible one. She and Danny tried to do Couples yoga and he failed. Hard.He also failed when they did hot yoag together, the boy can’t handle the heat (and it didn’t help that Sam would wear tiny spandex shorts or tighter than tight yoga pants and a sports bra).

Back to their height…

Sam is an angry little hobbit. Hobbit because Danny decides to start calling her that. She’s also really defensive about her height.

And the posts I saw about height difference couples just work SO WELL for Danny and Sam. Like this one by Dragonkazooie where not only is there a height difference but

  • high contrasting designs like light and dark colors
  • happy one with the grumpy one
  • the grumpy one gets embarrassed by kisses
  • the short one is the grumpy one
  • the happy one’s presence makes the grumpy one really shy

And this post by whentheoceanmetsky (and by Breadinthetoaster’s tag)

height difference parings where the taller one is bashful and blushy and the smaller one is smirky and overconfidentBOTH suit Danny and Sam SO well.

Oh but, even with as tall as Danny is, Tucker as 2 inches on him.

And he never lets Danny live it down.

EDIT: I changed a minor detail. I decided Sam would always, no matter what, top out at 5'4". But I’ll also just as likely have her at 5'2" or 5'3".

Not an ask, but I’m taking advantage of the fact that I’m an admin >:)

@peanutbuttergamer I absolutely LOVE your work. I was introduced to your stuff like 3 years ago when a friend showed me your Wind Waker Hacking video. I laughed so hard I HAD to check out the rest of your stuff. And in all that time, you have never failed to brighten my day. You’re sweet, awesome, and funny! If you were a wizard, I’d never tell you to get out of town, let’s put it that way. :) I hope you have a Very Nice Day!

Galra!Keith Headcanon #2

So I’ve been running on, really what two hours of sleep? Because I couldn’t get this out of my head. And I managed to write it down. So here’s another headcanon for Galra!Keith but this time he’s also Half-Altean. By the way thanks to that Thace fanart with a baby!Keith. (I’m assuming it was Thace and a baby!Keith) it pretty much fueled this. Along with some things I picked up from Love Like You by  noxiousSanctity hehe.

  • Keith was found by a Galran Soldier named Thace in a planet within a system close to the sector Sendak was governing. He was scouting it, ever searching for signs of the Lions Emperor Zarkon had been covetously seeking for the past ten thousand years, when something interfered with his ship and sent him crashing. The Sentinels with him had their circuits fried in a state of disrepair. Leaving him with no party, no communications and no fast way out.
  • He began to explore the place in search for supplies that might help him repair the damage his vessel was dealt with and found instead a cave with carvings about a certain Red Lion. Surprised at his discovery, Thace delved deeper into the cave. But what he found next was not what he had expected.
  • There was a pod and within it was a small being who was under the effects of a cryosleep. Thace placed a hand on the glass and wiped it, only for the pod to hiss and open. Thace caught the being before they fell to the ground. And he couldn’t believe his eyes because it was a young one. A boy that couldn’t have been more than four years old. It was obvious the child was Altean, the technology used was enough to infer it from. But the dark violet bordering to black tufts of ears on the child’s head said otherwise.
  • It was proven even more when the little boy blinked his eyes open to look at him and said, “Papa? Before the child began to shift in front of his eyes. He had managed to mimic Thace’s skin color and golden pupil-less eyes, along with his own baby pointed little canines and young claws. Though he’d never seen an Altean perfectly mimic another species’ appearance before, Thace knew they couldn’t have done such a perfect mimic. But the ease of transition must have been due to the fact that the child had Galran blood flowing in his veins.
  • For some reason, the boy had immediately formed an attachment to him and though Thace knew he should have immediately reported about this, he found himself unable to. A half-breed had no place in the Galran Empire. Especially not one with Altean blood. Thace never understood why the Galran Empire had to shed so much blood, to eradicate another planet that was home to countless innocent lives. But it had been drilled into his mind since earlier, that everything and any means was necessary for survival. He’d never doubted it before, not until he’s seen to what extent the Galran Empire would go through. To what Zarkon would go through. This little boy was proof enough. Left with no home and no family. Hidden and asleep for who-knows-how long. Why the boy’s parents thought it necessary to leave their child alone and hidden, Thace would never understand. But what he did understand was that he couldn’t just leave the boy like this.
  • Thace stayed on the planet for a week trying to repair the communications device in the ship. He reported about the cave, knowing they would end up finding it anyway. He tried his best to hide the boy and stow him away on the ship for his retrieval. Being a High Ranking Officer does have its perks.
  • Thace took and tried to raise the boy, Kythrar, within the confines of their fleet. He could easily pass him off as a relative and it was not uncommon to take in a child and raise them in such an environment. Every Galra was expected to learn how to fight at a young age. And in their culture, Kythrar was the perfect age to have begun formal training. He tried to teach him the best he could, reminding them both that the child needed to learn how to protect himself, to know how to watch your own back and always be ready for a fight. Kythrar was a natural. He learned fast and was quite talented when it came to fighting. He’d learned to wield a dagger so easily, Thace’s preferred choice of weapon, and had quite an affinity for sharp weapons. But he was also hot-tempered and rash and vicious in his attacks, forgetting to take in his surroundings and use it to his advantage. He was driven by instinct and would fight ‘till the end. Still the child was part Galra after all. It was common for young Galrans. And only years of proper training and growing up would Kythrar learn how to master it.
  • Thace would deny it, but he had grown close to Kythrar in those years and treated him as if he was his own. The child was not afraid to show his affection towards him and the little things he would do never failed to endear Thace. It was a weakness, a liability, his training said. But Thace could not deny the boy. Not when he was the only family the boy knew now. And family and love, were one of the few things Alteans valued very much.
  • It wasn’t much long when Thace realized that one possible reason the boy had been put into cryo-sleep and hidden, had something to do with the cave itself. Or what the cave hid. From what he’d learned the Lions chose their Paladins. And it was quite possible that his parents or the people responsible (Thace had entertained the thought that maybe it wasn’t the boy’s parents at all that had done this) thought that Kythrar was the Red Lion’s chosen Paladin. It would certainly explain why he had been attacked by an unknown force when he’d entered the planet’s atmosphere. Something was protecting the boy and the Lion.
  • Three years since he’s found the boy, the Red Lion was finally found. In that same span, Kythrar’s existence was beginning to capture the interests of the druids. It was an accident, a child’s curiosity, when Kythrar had to explore the lower levels. He’d forbidden him to wander around in the lower levels, knowing it was where the druids’ labs were found and where most prisoners were located. Kythrar had come upon the cells and met a newly captured species. Thace had found him in the middle of shifting his features to copy that of the prisoner when the druid entered the hall. Thace’s sharp call for Kythrar had surprised the boy and his features quickly reverted back to that of Galran and quickly took him out of there. The druid gave no indication that he saw anything, but Thace could have sworn behind those masks, the druids eyes were trained on the boy. It was time to get him out of here.
  • He’d been building up a plan when the truth about Kythrar was being threatened. He had a contact that could transport the boy out and away from the system they were in. He knew this was coming but putting the plan into action, knowing that this would probably be the last time he would see Kythrar, it hurt. Thace had never known such pain could exist. But he had to do it. Kythrar had asked him what was going on, why they were leaving, but Thace only told him they were going on a training expedition, back to the place where he had found him. There was no need to tell the boy the danger he was in.
  • There had always been a strong call to Thace to bring the boy back where he had found him when danger was breathing down their necks. He never knew why, but upon arrival on the planet, the call grew stronger and had led them back to where he had found the pod. He’d never taken the chance to thoroughly search the whole place, being too occupied by a much younger Kythrar that time. But now, he found that there was also something else other than the cryopod. It was slightly smaller and within it swirled lights of different colors. Upon investigation, he learned that they were memories. Kythrar’s memories in fact. An idea began to form in his head, and Thace knew it may be cruel but it was a way to protect Kythrar. Even in the event that he would be captured.
  • In the last hours that he would have Kythrar, Thace made sure that it would be something he would cherish and guard greedily. He let Kythrar shift as much as he wanted, copying the many inhabitants they encountered. He listened to him laugh, watched him play, and memorized the bright smile on his young face and his twinkling blue-gray eyes. When the night had come and Kythrar was fast asleep, Thace brought him back to the pod and placed him there. It wasn’t too hard to figure out how to use the Altean tech and soon enough, he was extracting the memories Kythrar’s had of him, just anything that could put the boy in danger. Hours later, Kythrar’s memories were stored along with his old ones. Kythrar’s vitals were all stable and from the scan, everything seemed to be functional.
  • After that, Thace contacted the transporter. He carried a deeply asleep Kythrar to his contact’s ship. And with a kiss to the forehead, he had given his farewell.
  • Soon news spread of some rebels picking out a Galra ship, it was brutally damaged, an attack that left no one behind. Only to learn that it was a simple transport ship, with only two passengers. One adult and the other being a mere child. The child did not survive.
  • Hours and lightyears away, a lone ship landed on a planet that would have been considered primitive, despite their advancements in their technology, and dropped a single cargo in a clearing. The child awoke, confused and frightened with no recollection of who he was, how he got here or why he was here. His head hurts so much. Something tells him to run and so he did. He steps out of the treeline and finds himself on what could only be called a road, though the strange black material with white lines confused him. And there was a loud sound as he twists and finds himself blinded by light. There’s an impact and pain blossoms before he’s swallowed by darkness again.
  • When he wakes up again, the child meets the Kogane couple. And when they ask for his name, one word pops into his mind. “Keith”.
Got7 Reaction to You Being Taller Than Them

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Jaebum seems really closed off to people if you don’t know him, so for him to really just open up to you is surprising in itself however I do feel like he would be a little disappointed. He would only be sad because he’s so used to being the big strong one, yet I think he would also get extremely turned on by this., but he would still love you anyways.


This small little bean wouldn’t have a care in the world. He would just be so happy to be with you, everything else wouldn’t matter.

PS: I think he would take advantage of this during sexy time, showing you that even though he’s shorter than you, he doesn’t lack height in other places.


I think he would find this hot as fuck. Who knows, maybe its his kink? I think he would just look at you and be so grateful to have someone like you by his side, height difference or not. Junior would never fail to tell you how beautiful he thinks you are and how amazing he thinks you are, making you fall more and more in love with him.


Not going to lie, this would hurt his ego. Jackson is the type that’s super macho all the time so for him to be lacking in something for once, he would be a little deflated. Either way, this wouldn’t change how he feels about you though. He would just have to prove how manly he is to you all the time.

“You’re barely taller than me. I’m still stronger, ok?”


This freaking weirdo would just use the height difference to be weird with you. 

“Jagi, you’re getting all the weirdness now”

but like the rest of the boys, he wouldn’t mind. He would just be excited to be with you.


This boy is tall as shit already bur I think that if he were to find someone even taller than him, it would create a bond. It would be easier for him to connect with you, considering he is so shy already. I think this would make him love you even more than he already does.


Mark is the type of guy who doesn’t really get close to very many people, so for him to let you in already, height wouldn’t be a deal breaker. I believe he would still think you’re hot af (because you are) and that’s all that would matter, not petty things such as him being a bit smaller than you:)

To Those Who Say Armin Is Useless

As much as all the Mikasa and Eremika hate this fandom likes to toss around angers me, this is something I’m just as passionate about. Armin is not useless and anyone who thinks that is blatantly ignoring the simply amazing character development this little guy has received. He’s weak. Ok. Yes, that is a fact. Armin is probably the weakest character in all of Shingeki no Kyojin (even Historia has killed more Titans than Armin). However, being weak doesn’t make him useless.

I think that is where the underlying issue with Armin’s perception by the fandom, outside of his shota-loving fangirls (and I myself am one of them), remains. That is, the failure to understand that there is a significant difference in meaning between the words “useless” and “weak”.

Useless: not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.

Weak: Lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; lacking physical strength and energy.

Yeah, that speaks for itself. If you still don’t understand the point I’m making here, allow me to clarify. It is my opinion that Eren, Mikasa and Armin make a perfect team. Eren has the passion and the drive to motivate the others, Mikasa has the strength and the raw talent to carry out tasks – the brawn, so to speak. When I think of Armin’s role in the team, the phrase “brawn is nothing without brain” comes to mind. Together, Mikasa and Eren can be the most passionate badasses on the face of the earth, but if they don’t have a solid, well-thought-out plan and the logic to back it up, they’re both as good as dead.

And that is where Armin Arlert comes in. He isn’t just smart. He is the smartest character in the entire series. Even Pixis, the Commander of the entire Southern Territory’s Garrison forces with god knows how many years of experience behind him, trusted his judgment enough to build a plan around a mere hunch. When you factor in that, at the time, Armin was literally fresh out of training and hadn’t even chosen a branch of the military yet, the fact that a Commander trusted his mental prowess to that point is mind-numbingly impressive.

And real quick, can I mention how Armin pretty much saved the entire human race from extinction? When the wall to Trost was breached, Armin’s plan to take out the Titans so that the rest could refill their gas tanks was literally what saved the day. The trainees trapped in the city were the only ones that knew, though they were unaware it was Eren at the time, of the Rouge Titan’s existence. If they had died, Eren would have died too, and there would have went humanity’s only hope of sealing Wall Rose.

How? Remember, when Eren emerges from his Titan form, he’s always unconscious or at least lethargic to the point where it debilitates him. He would have been eaten. And after saving all his friend’s lives, Armin went the extra mile and came up with the plan to actually have Eren seal the gate. Oh, but wait. Before that, Armin, once again, saved the entire fucking human race from extinction by holding off the Garrison’s attempts to execute Eren until Pixis showed up. Then, when Eren became trapped in his Titan while trying to seal the boulder, Armin was the one that broke him out of it. In one arc, Armin saved humanity four different times. And people still have the nerve to look me in the face and say “Armin’s a useless pussy.” Yeah, right.

If Wall Rose had fallen, it would, without a doubt, have been the death of the human race. Wall Sina is too small to hold anything more than the royalty and the wealthy. There is little, if any, farmland or wilderness in the interior. There wouldn’t have been enough room for all the people living in the Rose territory, or the land needed to grow food. So yes, once again, let me reiterate this: Armin saved humanity during the Battle of Trost..

The Battle Trost isn’t even the only place where Armin’s mind has shined. If it weren’t for him, the Survey Corps probably would have never worked out the identity of the Female Titan and Eren would have been killed by the Military Police as a result. Armin knew that the Titan was Annie, and I think he knew it very early on, from the first time he saw her. It becomes clear when you watch the scene where her first encounters her. Just watch his face. He knows that the Female Titan is Annie. That is driven home even harder by the fact that Armin knew to call Eren by his trainee nickname, the “suicidal bastard”, in order to distract her and save Jean’s life.

Fast forward to the fight in the city, and we see Armin reveal himself for what he truly is: a manipulative evil genius. Armin’s strength doesn’t stop at being smart. He knows how to get to people, how to persuade and use them. And god, does he fucking use Annie. Despite the fact that Armin clearly has a crush on Annie and it probably causes him legitimate pain to betray her, he still does so, playing on her trust in him in order to lure her into a trap. This ultimately fails, but the fact the he was even willing to do it speaks wonders about Armin’s character. Jump ahead in time once again, and we see him get even crueler – he takes advantage of Bertholdt’s feelings for Annie and lies to him, saying that she’s being tortured, in order to distract him long enough to recover Eren.

My god, what the hell happened to that adorable little blond angel that was being bullied in episode one? He’s went from the poster child of shotas in SNK, and has become the most subtle badass in the entire fucking show And you know what? I’m not even done yet. Armin, as smart, persuasive and manipulative as he is, has another trait he is not given nearly enough credit for: he’s by far the bravest character in the series.

Yeah, I can see the eyes rolling already. Armin did, after all, freeze up in terror during the Battle of Trost. How the hell can he be braver than characters like Eren, Mikasa, and Levi? Oh, easily. All the aforementioned characters have something in common: they’re strong in one way or another. Armin isn’t. As I’ve said before, he’s weak. Very weak. His physical abilities are so weak, in fact, that he can’t even land on a horse when jumping from a Titan’s back. That’s what makes him brave.

Armin is fully aware of his weaknesses, and yet he still joined the Survey Corps of all things, the branch of the military where even the strongest die, where 90% of troops will be devoured in their first four years, simply because he’d “rather die than be a burden.” Oh, and, going back to the Battle of Trost, remember that little moment where Armin was willing to sacrifice himself so that Mikasa, someone far more capable of fighting, could take his gas because she’d put it to better use? He was planning on killing himself, should he run into a Titan (that’s why he asked her to let him keep one blade), and remaining behind to increase the others’ chances of survival. Then he did the same damn thing during the Female Titan arc. If Historia hadn’t shown up when she did, he would have passed Annie’s identity to Jean and Reiner and remained behind to die.

Armin Arlert is not useless. Physically weak, yes, but not useless. What he lacks in brawn, he makes up for in courage, and a sharp, fast, decisive and ruthless mind. He is by far one of the most vital characters in the entire series, and it really annoys me when I see him being put on the back-burners; it’s gotten to the point where the “main three” are Eren, Mikasa and Levi. No. Armin is far more essential to the series as a whole than Levi is, and he does not deserve the treatment he gets. Armin is a vital and well-developed character. He’s not useless. He’s not a “pussy”. He’s not a “crybaby”. Armin is a badass, every bit as badass as Mikasa and Levi, he’s just subtle about it.

Anyone who tries to argue otherwise needs to take a good, long look at both the anime and the manga, then come back and tell me that Armin Arlert is a useless character.