answers-to-questions-without-answers

  • Lucio: Alright kid, word of warning; all these people are batshit insane.
  • Efi: What does that mean?
  • Lucio: It means that they're gonna do things that you won't fully understand and will leave you questioning your involvement with them.
  • Efi: How so?
  • Soldier 76: I told you, it was a misunderstanding!
  • Reaper: LIE! LIE! LIE!
  • Soldier 76: You can't just scream things in sets of three and it makes them true!
  • Reaper: Sigh sigh sigh, I hate it when you're right.
  • Efi: Ohhh, now I get it.
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capmeme: eight quotes [2/8]

↳ "Is this a test?" 

Nothing would make the red carpet interviews greater than if someone were to ask Niall a question that he wouldn’t be able to answer without lying, and Liam pops up behind him out of nowhere and responds for him.

crimsonsoulpower  asked:

How do you want S4 to be? Hannigramatic? How so? Do you believe they'll still be angsting or would have been mellowed a but? :D

My ideal for S4 (or 4, 5 and 6, for that matter–I’m not too particular on the time frame, so if Bryan wants to draw it out over more than one season, more power to him) is for Will to learn who he is: the limitations of him being a killer, that he’s NOT cut out for Hannibal’s lifestyle even if he tries, that no matter how beautiful he may have felt killing by Hannibal’s side was, it doesn’t sustain him and is only one aspect of the creature that he is.

This is why I asked @existingcharactersdiehorribly to ask the question that she did at RDC3, which was more or less a S4 question, disguised. S3 left us with a truly borderline Will Graham, one who had both finally accepted himself as a killer and sentenced himself to die for it, and Bryan has talked about how a future season of Hannibal would show Will truly on the other side of the wall for the first time, with his “tether” cut. So if that’s where they start him, then where do they intend to go? What’s the final destination? That disagreement between Hannibal and Bedelia, which was left somewhat open-ended in S3, seemed like it presented an opportunity to take the temperature of the writer’s room on the matter, so to speak. The answers they gave were exactly the answers I hoped and suspected that they would give, indicating both a dedication to Will’s duality (on Hugh’s part) as well as a remembrance of and dedication to his heroism (on Bryan’s part). Bryan’s answer is especially encouraging because he’s the one who holds the vision for the future and the direction the story would take for Will.

In conjunction with Will truly learning who he is, I also want to see Hannibal finally coming to accept this fact also. Sometimes I just want to ask Bryan and Mads, “Hey, do you think it could ever occur to Hannibal that if he wants to be with Will that maybe–MAYBE–he should stop trying to change Will and just maybe work on, oh, I dunno…CHANGING HIMSELF?”

I’m not necessarily holding my breath for this particular revelation to ever occur to Hannibal, or that the tiger could change its stripes if it did occur to him. But the course of the story that’s been told so far, from Hannibal’s side, has been about his gradual release of control in spite of his absolute reluctance to let go. I remember Hugh saying in some interview way back when something about how Hannibal wanted to control their relationship, but in the end it’s Hannibal who is willing to burn the world to the ground for Will, and that puts Will in control. I want to see a continuation of that.

S1 was about how Hannibal nearly got caught because he began taking risks for Will and Abigail, but he put Will in prison instead, to preserve his life and lifestyle and freedom. So he maintained his control. But S2 saw him begin the process of gradually dismantling everything in his life for Will. First the Chesapeake Ripper got sacrificed, along with Miriam Lass, his “get out of jail free” card. Then he gave up his anonymity and prestige and cushy life in Baltimore to go on the run for Will. When that didn’t work out, he could recreate those things somewhat, but then he chose to give them up again, along with his freedom–the very thing that he’d held back from giving up in both S1 and S2, that caused all this mess in the first place. Through all this, though, Hannibal has maintained a steadfast belief that Will is that mirror image of him, and so the one integral thing that he hasn’t given up is that slight lie that he’s told himself. That is the one aspect of their relationship that he has absolutely clung to, and it has controlled the nature of the relationship: that not only is Will a killer, but that bringing this out in him is the best thing for him.

I want to see Hannibal and Will both learn that Hannibal has been, to some extent, telling them both a lie. And I want to see Hannibal accept it, and love Will anyway. I want his love to truly become unconditional.

I’d like to see Will’s coming to a truer understanding of himself through Hannibal’s influence and mentoring as the “continuation” of their relationship that Bryan talked about, and Hannibal finally coming to understand the limits of his vision for Will as the “subversion/inversion” of it. 

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  • ALTERNATIVE TITLE: THE ONE WITH THE BLUE SCARF
  • : :
  • *outside Speedy's*
  • Molly: *approaching Mary* What's going on?
  • Mary: *grins* I found the father of your baby.
  • Molly: *wide-eyed* What? How...how do you even know who the father is?
  • Mary: *digging in her purse* I believe this belongs to the father of your baby *removes the scarf*
  • Molly: *groans* Oh God...he’s in there right now?
  • Mary: Yup.
  • Molly: *sighs* Let's get this over with.
  • Molly & Mary: *enter Speedy's*
  • Tom: *waving* Hi, Molls.
  • Molly: ...
  • Tom: *looking between them* So, what’s up?
  • Mary: *nudging her forwards* Well, Molly has something that she wants to tell you *gestures the scarf* while we're on the subject, I believe that this is your scarf.
  • Tom: No... *unzips his coat* this is my scarf.
  • Mary: ...
  • Mary: *looks at the scarf in her hand* Ah. Could I get anyone a coffee or...poison? No? Just for me? Okay *hurries off*
  • Tom: *concerned* What’s going on?
  • Molly: *sits opposite him* Nothing. Mary just... sort of made a mistake.
  • Tom: *smiles* I’m pleased Mary called. I know we broke up because you thought we weren't compatible. I was thinking...does that matter?
  • Molly: *hesitates* Tom...
  • Tom: We were perfect together *holds her hand*
  • Molly: I’m pregnant.
  • Tom: Oh. *drops her hand*
  • Tom: ...
  • Molly: ...
  • Molly: You can go.
  • Tom: Thank you *runs off*
  • LATER
  • *John & Mary's*
  • Sherlock: *staring at the baby*
  • John & Mary: *enter the flat*
  • Mary: *smiles* Hi. How was she?
  • Sherlock: *shrugs* Fine.
  • John: *lifts his daughter* There's my girl. Were you good for your Uncle?
  • Sherlock: *sighs*
  • Mary: *smirks* You love her really. You're a natural.
  • Sherlock: *rolls his eyes* I'm going to have to get used to it.
  • John: *nods* Yes, you are.
  • Sherlock: *winds the scarf around his neck; smiles a little*
  • Mary: *looks up; points* That's your scarf?
  • Sherlock: *frowns* Yeeeeeees.
  • Mary: ...
  • Sherlock: *shrugs on his coat* Goodnight *leaves*
  • Mary: *squeals with happiness*
The Living Lost

Fearing we no longer belong
and yet we’ve nowhere else to go
asking some unseen god for answers
to questions we haven’t begun to know
a gold watch for the old, a diploma for the young
feeling alienated and isolated
wondering, was it truly worth this dear a cost
how is it then so few can even see 
we all need a place to belong, a place to be
lest we be counted only to be forgotten
as but one of so many among the living lost

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he/him, even with the hijab picture

tagged by the amazing @hubris-but-no-writing

i tag: @somekindoffan @smoltinypumpkinchild @treblingbass @perhaps-im-indecisive @hailwicked @hamiltonandfluff @ineedsomuchassistance @alexangery @thellamaduo @fillertexted @pixel-potato

anonymous asked:

how's the peepo doin?

Still inactive. I figured it would be too risky to have her potentially reform while I’m asleep and rampage through the off-limits part of house (nearly all of it), so in my efforts to keep her close I’ve contained her gem in a carrier next to me.

Its already been about a day. I’m not even sure if the cat actually did significant enough harm for her to take this long, so I’m hoping she’ll be out soon.

I’m gonna answer some questions while I wait. feel free to ask me more things.

Ask me some!
  1. Can you unlock your phone without looking?
  2. How many hours do you usually spend on social media every day?
  3. Is your room messy or organized?
  4. Do you like wearing sunglasses
  5. Winter or Summer?
  6. Spring or Fall? 
  7. What are you listening to right now?
  8. What was your first tumblr url?
  9. When did you make your tumblr?
  10. How did you find out about tumblr?
  11. What other social media do you use? 
  12. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
  13. What’s your favorite band? 
  14. What’s the first album you bought and how old were you? 
  15. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
  16. What was your first kiss like? 
  17. What’s your favorite emoji? 
  18. Do you like the school you go/went to? 
  19. Are your nails currently painted? 
  20. What type of phone do you have and do you like it? 
  21. What foreign countries have you been to?
  22. How many concerts have you been to? 
  23. Have you ever been to a festival? 
  24. What’s your favorite way to spend a lazy evening?
  25. Do you like taking pictures? 
  26. Do you like taking selfies? 
  27. Who’s your favorite youtuber? 
  28. Do you have any posters in your room? 
  29. Do you have any accesoiries that you wear daily?
  30. How many languages can you speak? 
  31. Do you enjoy answering questions like this? :p 
  32. How would you describe your personality? 
  33. What’s your favorite country you’ve ever been to? 
  34. One place you still want to visit? 
  35. Do you prefer wearing T-shirts or tank tops? 
  36. Do you prefer wearing shorts, pants or skirts? 
  37. Do you drink a lot of water? 
  38. Do you spend a lot of time in your room? 
  39. Do you like inviting peole over? 
  40. What’s your favorite food? 
  41. Do you enjoy baking?
  42. Do you enjoy reading? 
  43. What’s your favorite book? 
  44. What’s your favorite movie? 
  45. Do spend a lot of time on your phone? 
  46. What’s your favorite place to shop? 
  47. Do you enjoy shopping? 
  48. Is there anything you want people to know about you when you meet them? 
  49. How would your family react if you came out as queer? 
  50. What’s your favorite animal? 
  51. Do you usually wear perfume?
  52. How long do you take to get ready in the morning? 
  53. At what time do you usually go to bed in the weekend?
  54. At what time do you usually go to bed in a schoolweek?
  55. At what time do you usually get up in the weekend?
  56. At what time do you usually get up for school? 
  57. Do you feel comfortable wearing crop tops and shorts? 
  58. Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? 
  59. Do you sleep with a nightlight or anything like that? 
  60. How often do you take a shower? 
  61. Is there any medication you take daily? 
  62. Do you think your room is big enough? 
  63. Do you enjoy swimming? 
  64. Do you play any instrument? 
  65. Do you play any sports? 
  66. Is there anything you want to say right now? 
  67. When was the last time you went on vacation? 
  68. Do you believe in love at the first sight? 
  69. Are you a virgin? 
  70. What do you think is the right age to lose your virginity? 
  71. What’s your favorite color? 
  72. Do you have kik? 
  73. What was your favorite game as a kid? 
  74. Are you single or taken?
  75. What’s your sexuality? 
  76. How many boyfriends/girlfriends have you had? 
  77. Do you enjoy listening to the radio? 
  78. What was your favorite band/artist when you were 12?
  79. What do you look for in a friend? 
  80. Do you prefer having 1 absolute best friend or a small group of good friends? 
  81. Do you think you’re good at making friends? 
  82. Do you currently have a crush on someone? 
  83. What’s your opinion on tattoos/piercings at work? 
  84. How do you feel about guys wearing pink? 
  85. What’s your dream job? 
  86. Would you like to be the president of the US? 
  87. What’s your favorite song lyric? 
  88. Do you have any band shirts?
  89. Do you think you need to listen to the band to wear their shirt? 
  90. Have you had a ‘scene phase’ or anything like that?
  91. Do you like living in this place?
  92. Are you a country or city person? 
  93. What’s your favorite movie genre? 
  94. Do you care about grammar? 
  95. Do you have a lucky number?
  96. How many phone numbers do you know by heart? 
  97. Do you think you have a bright future? 
  98. Do you like to wear hoodies? 
  99. Do you have any siblings?
  100. Do you feel like your parents support you? 
Trolls and the Americas

In case my readers hadn’t noticed, I have been dealing with “internet trolls” on a fairly regular and routine basis. Every time I am picked out by one, I have a delicate balance to strike: how many questions do I tolerate before I block them and simply begin deleting?

The answer is, if I feel the question or taunt might answer something a reader could potentially be wondering themselves, I answer it. If it becomes a pattern of aggression, I cease answering.

However, in this particular instance, the trolls’ best question came at the end of their hateful pattern of behavior. So I blocked them without answering them. I would like to answer the question now, just in case anyone wondered the same.

The question was “since you lived through slavery, how many slaves did you own?”

The answer is: None.

As I made clear in my Simon’s Snacks “The Weaver Estate”, I detest servitude and bondage of any kind. I think this important, so I want to set the stage for you, as it were. Prior to the enslavement of the African peoples, there was slavery. There were indentured servants who came from foreign countries and were given the right to stay for work. These people were bought and sold. During the 1300s we were still at war with the Turks, and so often times there were war prisoners that were sold. The middle ages was rife with serfdom and servitude. African slavery, however, was an entirely new and wicked form of commerce.

The people enslaved had absolutely no stock in their captivity, they weren’t soldiers, they weren’t attempting to move from place to place, they weren’t debtors. They were captives, uprooted from their lives, treated like animals.

I detested the entire thing from the very beginning, because, you see, I have never been one of you, and have forever been treated as if I was a demon. I went to the slave markets often, because it was easy for me, with my senses, to discern that despite all the propaganda of the day, a black man’s heart beats the same as any other. To me, they smelled, sounded, and felt utterly human, and so I was in the unique position of seeing that all the mental acrobatics the European slave traders went through to demean and mistreat their fellow humans was all…malicious evil. It made them prime targets for my menu.

After the fire, when I began investing in colonial property, I did so as a means of transferring wealth. I owned several farms that were worked for me by families of indentured servants who came from Germany and Austria. They were given a contract - seven years of service for the right to live and work the land. They kept and sold what they made. It was as if they owned the land, because I was not interested in the product of it. I was simply a landlord. My goal was to turn the money I had in London into a form of currency that could translate across the sea. So I bought rough property, and when I arrived, I sold healthy farms.

The land began as swampy and densely forested terrain, adjacent to a harbor town. My tenants tamed this land, clear cut trees, filled and planted, leveled and fertilized, built houses and outbuildings. They turned the plot of dirt and rucks into a working farm. And they did it for themselves, because they had the incentive to produce…because I told them that they could keep what they made. So you see, my wealth from London made its way across the sea and grew with interest.

This is where, I felt at the time and still do, serfdom had failed. The serfs were never allowed to keep their excess. All that they had was tithed to the Lord or baron, and people who made stockpiles in the woods were prosecuted, often with physical punishment. So the only incentive to produce was fear. Fear can only motivate so much.

Anyway…the farms were successful. I sold most of them at the end of the seven years to other land developers who saw the utility of leaving many of the families in place, even as they may have built their own estates on the properties. In two cases, the farms were purchased by the families themselves - as they had worked and saved for so long, they easily had enough to satisfy me. Many of my land grants were quite large and were later divided and sold again. I can safely say that all of the families that worked as tenant farmers for me prospered reasonably well. One of them was devastated during an outbreak of flu, but that was often the case in those days.

Once divested of all the land, having successfully transmuted my British currency into the sort of thing that passed for money in the colonies (it wasn’t actual money, but useful, stable commodities, like oil or sugar) I decided I was tired of the colonies. I pushed west, living on the boundary between the colonies and the Natives. Much of that wealth was spent or reinvested in property with the same plan. I lived like a trapper, and because I spoke French, got along well. Then the Revolution happened, and more than once I found myself abreast of an entire contingent of British Redcoats.

I was on the side of the revolt, though I knew a few of the players and questioned their noble intentions. I was far from most of the fighting, but when it came near, I was more than happy to help.

After the colonies obtained freedom, it wasn’t all fun and games. There were several wars and long standing skirmishes between the American, French, British, and Native groups. When the Civil War transpired, I was a Northerner, in the Midwest, working the railroad. I saw very little of that war, but did make it a priority to seek out Confederate troops whenever possible. I often ran supplies for the Union.

So let me finish by saying:

Unlike you humans, I didn’t have to learn to be accommodating to a global world view. I didn’t have to grudgingly accept that the planet is peopled with wonderful variety and diversity. I didn’t have to unlearn prejudice. I know you’re all the same, because I can smell it. I don’t like bondage of any kind and opposed it whenever possible. I am terribly sorry I didn’t single-handedly right humanity’s multiplicity of wrongs committed in the name of God, progress, science, or solidarity. I apologize that I didn’t single-handedly rescue you from your own wickedness and self-loathing, change the face of the political landscape, and utterly embrace taking you in hand. I am not your garbage disposal or your keeper. You did all that to yourselves and I am but one creature.

One creature often portrayed as a demon.

I have very little motivation to be kind to any of you. I have very little motivation to care what you do to yourselves. I care because I consider myself a creature of morals, but I am not invincible. I am not beholden to you. I owe you nothing but my scorn largely.

So again…take your racist trolling somewhere else

starkmerlotte  asked:

78 bitch

78: are you in the minion hateclub or fanclub?

Despite the fact that I won a 4 ft minion stuffy from the carnival and still have it over a year later, and own a minion water bottle that I drink alcohol out of to numb myself at family get togethers, Im in the hateclub.

anonymous asked:

You seem to be really good at advice, and I was wondering whether you have any advice on dealing with nosy people/people who pressure you in to doing things that you're not comfortable talking about? I find it difficult to change the topic/answering the question without answering it. Is there anything you do it avoid these awkward situations? I feel like I should ask why they feel obligated to know, but I'm sure they'd keep pestering me about stuff like that in the future. I try and avoid (1/2)

them as much as possible, but it’s difficult when you share the same class’ or change seats etc (2/2)

Hii! :)

Ugh, I feel you, nosy people are my least favorite kind of people, tbh. Especially the ones that you don’t even know that well, yet they feel like it’s totally okay to interrogate you.

Now I gotta say that I’m a pretty blunt person in real life actually, lol! I have plenty of patience with friends/family, but otherwise, I’m a rather private person and if you’re sticking your nose where it shouldn’t be, you’ll know when it’s time to stop talking to me. :p 

But I totally get that not everyone’s like that, and you might find it difficult to flat out tell someone (or even just let them know with short, dismissive answers, like I usually do) “this doesn’t concern you, and I don’t feel comfortable talking about this”, but nonetheless, you have every right to do so. 

If you tell a friend or family member this, surely they’ll understand, and if you tell anyone else that you aren’t really close to at all, it means that it wasn’t their business in the first place. 

Never feel guilty or bad or awkward for not wanting to share your entire life story with anyone who happens to be curious, or to politely let them know. 

Another great tip: The thing about people is, no matter how nosy they are, for most human beings it’s in their nature that they can’t resist talking about themselves when given the chance. As much as they want to know stuff about you, a lot of folks are big fans of talking about their own weekly drama even more.

So whenever someone fires one of those questions at you, what works all the time (for me at least), is the wonderful line “idk, what about you?”, or “meh, what about you?” and the chances are that when given the opportunity, they’ll take the bait, and you’ll easily turn the conversation around for it to focus on them. 

But hey, I’m afraid there’s no way to avoid these kind of situations altogether, sadly. I hope this helped a little though! 

happy kikuro day + month! 7/11 prompt

guess where kise and kuroko are working~ and guess why they are about  to get fired~

anonymous asked:

when you just do those quick sketches like doing character clothing design or whatever do you bother to sketch out the skeleton of the person or just draw the clothes straight away? I don't feel confident enough to do that... feel like I have to draw the entire skeleton > body > clothes, anatomy is hard...

Hi there! My foundations are shaky so yes, most of the time I do draw out the forms. It is not a bad thing to start with each time–it will get easier & faster the more you do it; eventually you’ll be able to draw without undersketches. 

With that said, keeping to guidelines (confidence or not) ensures consistency and less room for mistakes, depending– it’s really up to you how you draw. My under sketches for when I’m figuring out designs are chickenscratch but they guide me enough since this is my shorthand of the skeleton & body landmarks.

I tend to sketch the body base and the rough clothing shapes together so I won’t draw an OK limb and realize I’d have to cover it later–I cover it from the start to save on that effort, haha. :’D

I’m not sure if this helped much, but rest assured study and practice = ease! 

anonymous asked:

Why are Tessa and Catarina considered more powerful than Magnus?

Tessa was born from an unmarked Shadowhunter and an Eidolon demon. She has shapeshifting capabilities and bears no warlock mark. Catarina is an extremely skilled healer. Personally, I think Hodge had to find some kind of criteria in order to make his list of warlocks who could have made the potion (like, apparently Ragnor was up there just because he was older?) but it’s likely the reality is that one warlock being more powerful than the other isn’t cut and dry.

Though it is curious to consider where Magnus sort of ranks. I’ve never really seen him as being the most powerful, which I know sounds weird because I’ve been screaming about prince of hell Magnus since the day I was born. But while I think he is extremely powerful, I’ve never gotten the sense that that’s what really got him to where he is as High Warlock if that makes sense.

I mean, Magnus’s reputation has always been about more than his magic. He’s also more politically involved, having been there at the Accord negotiations, and he’s simply charismatic. In the books, Magnus started taking contracts at 16 and pretended he was some ancient warlock who knew what he was doing and it worked. As powerful as he actually is, I suspect those in the Shadow World sometimes overestimate his power even further because he’s just that good at building and maintaining his image. This talent probably has as much to do with the influence he currently holds, if not more. Like, people literally whisper about whether or not he exists. That’s a level of personal branding that goes far beyond how much magic he can do. 

tl;dr I’m in love with the idea of Magnus’s high level of influence being as much about his personality and his ability to navigate the different factions in the Shadow World as it is about his magic.