assuming the risk


welcome to the rodeo

I turned down cal state university’s because I want to attend Santa Monica Community College and transfer to USC; I just got an email about an incoming freshman event on Saturday and I’m getting anxious cause it’s just now hitting me that I’m taking a big risk assuming that I’ll transfer to one of the most prestigious universities. ☹️ugh☹️


I know given a chance I’d do it again
‘Cause I can’t help myself
‘Cause I can’t stop myself
I just love being a fool for you

  • [Woman screams in the distance]
  • Jason: What was that?
  • Leo: I think it was a bird.
  • [Woman screams again]
  • Leo: That? That was definitely a woman screaming.
  • [Jason jumps off Tempest]
  • Leo: Why couldn't it have just been a bird? It's never just a bird.
  • [Leo runs closer]
  • Jason: What are you doing?
  • Leo: I assume you want to risk our lives and see what's going on.
  • Jason: I never thought I'd say this, Leo, but you're learning.
Polyamory isn’t something you can try on like a new set of clothes. If you expect to be able to dump everyone else and go back to monogamy, you’re saying you have the right to break someone else’s heart, or to demand that your partner break someone’s heart. You are treating people as things. 
You’ll often hear poly people talking about how scary it is to open an existing relationship. You don’t hear as much from people who are starting a relationship with a member of an established couple, even though it’s just as scary. Couples are able to make all kinds of rules and structures to transfer their risk onto new partners, without recognizing that a person starting a relationship with one or both of them is already assuming a lot of risk. When we fall in love, we are all vulnerable; we all put our hearts in other people’s hands, knowing they might be broken. Too often, the vulnerability and fear within an existing couple is given the highest priority, with little or no recognition of the vulnerability and fear of a new person starting a relationship with them. Everyone in the foxhole is at risk, but that doesn’t make it okay to use someone as your human shield.
—  More Than Two

flor4life  asked:

It strikes me as odd that episode 9 is called "sock puppets" maybe it means that they discover Dar Adal's plot and that they were like puppets in his hands ...

Maybe? I find episode titles impossible to figure out until after they air (sometimes not even then). Like I would never have assumed “Imminent Risk” referred to Franny, for example. 

A Few Reasons Why Onision is Not a Feminist:

1.) Feminist typically don’t refer to women as bitches, sluts & whores, that’s what insecure little men do.

2.) Unlike Greg, feminist don’t make videos saying that if a women is in an abusive relationship, but doesn’t report it to her family &/or the police, she’s basically asking for it.

3.) I’ve never heard a feminist tell young girls that simply because they have a vagina, some guy will want them, however I have seen Greg spew this shit, thinking he was giving his young female fans hope.

4.) I don’t think many feminist would agree with Greg when he said that girls who voluntarily consume alcohol and are then sexually assaulted are partially responsible for the assault because they assumed all the risks when they decided to drink.

5.) I have yet to hear a feminist refer to a women as “life factories”, however I have heard Greg describe women in this way.

6.) When Greg was accused by an ex-girlfriend of pressuring her into having sex with him for the 1st time & responded “that’s funny, real funny coming from someone who slept with X number of people”, I highly doubt many feminists agreed with him or felt that the number of sexual partners a women has had means anything when it comes to these matters.

I could go on & on but I think this list is sufficient in terms of demonstrating that Onision is not a true feminist in the least, but rather a guy who just pretends he’s one in order to appeal to his young female fan-base 

If it is agreed that man may be defined as a being having freedom within the limits of a situation, then it is easy to see that the exercise of this freedom may be considered as authentic or inauthentic according to the choices made in the situation. Authenticity, it is almost needless to say, consists in having a true and lucid consciousness of the situation, in assuming the responsibilities and risks that it involves, in accepting it in pride or humiliation, sometimes in horror and hate.
—  Jean-Paul Sartre
Advice: Evil to Good

myworld2016 asked:
How do you write a male character who is evil actions but is turned good?

Switches from evil to good don’t happen randomly. There needs to be an underlying reason for the change, such as something that softened them up, or something that gave them a reason to change. Sometimes a person was good originally, turned bad, then turns back to good, too.

If you want the other characters and your reader to view the once evil character as good, you’ll have to find some way to redeem them. This is usually a self-sacrificing act that saves another character or in some way saves the day. That doesn’t mean they have to die or even be hurt in the process, but they should undertake the task assuming great risk to themselves, even if they don’t end up losing anything in the end. 

obviously there’s the part where philip wants to defend his father’s reputation and political legacy. but at the same time - what would he personally get out of the duel? this is about protecting his own future prospects too - how his peers are going to see him, how he builds his public image as a fully-grown, responsible gentleman - not just a flighty school-boy - and someone worthy of respect. he demands respect from eacker. deloping is one thing, but altogether ignoring eacker’s offense would include the assumed risk that philip would be known as an unmanly coward. at this point of his life and career that seems a very dangerous risk to take.

and i’m sure that his father is perfectly aware of all this stuff. and he wants the best for philip; in the same way that he cares about philip’s education, he wants him to be socially successful as well. dueling is a chance of acquiring social capital - turning away from an affront can get really expensive. so even though it seems incredible that alexander would risk his son’s life by giving the duel his Seal of Approval, he’s also thinking about his son’s future.