Quote from “There is Another” in A Certain Point of View. [Yoda leaded against the stones and smiled. Their exile had been too long and too lonely. But had the two of them had remained together, the Empire would surely have found them. And there was the other Skywalker to watch over–impetuous, headstrong, unruly, inattentive. He needed Obi-Wan’s eye on him. Unlike the other, whose strength and will and clarity showed all the markings of a great Jedi.]

I’ve seen a couple of arguments around basically questioning Yoda’s sanity thinking Leia, who basically runs on anger throughout the trilogy, would make a better Jedi, but it makes sense when you consider the Jedi’s relationship with power. The Force is the Jedi’s ally, and a powerful ally indeed. With it they can dead-lift entire space ships, mess with people’s minds, and do a whole host of other stuff as the plot demands. During Yoda’s day, they also wielded incredible secular power on behalf of the senate which they could use to negotiate treaties, detain criminals, and lead armies. From a very young age, Jedi were raised to understand that with the great power, came great responsibility. They needed to use their powers for good, to aid others and maintain order, rather than fulfill their own selfish desires.

As princess of the royal house of Alderaan, Leia received essentially the same lessons growing up. As queen or as senator, she would have power over billions and she needed to have respect for those under her thumb and use it well. In this respect, she would be the ideal Jedi because she understands that the needs of the Greater Good matter more than her own personal wishes in the way that someone without her upbringing would not.

By contrast, Luke has zero experience handling power because he has none. He can be impetuous, headstrong, unruly, and inattentive because no one is counting on him to be anything else. Not only does he lack any experience being responsible for others, he comes from a planet where those in power use it in cruel, capricious ways. From Yoda’s point of view, all of this would make Luke a terrible candidate to wield the power of the Force, especially when you consider that Anakin came from a fairly similar background.

Had Leia been trained as a Jedi before the loss of her planet, she’d probably been really good at it, but she probably also wouldn’t have been particularly interested. As princess and senator, she already wielded power to great effect to help the downtrodden. Maybe she would have seen the Force as another tool to use in her cause, but she would have likely been impatient with any training which kept her from the larger fight. After the destruction of Alderaan, training her in the Force would have been a bad idea, and not just because she was angry. Leia was used to seeing herself as someone with power, but she was forced to watch helplessly as her world was destroyed. She was responsible for them and she failed them in a spectacular fashion and never wanted to feel that way again. That’s the same mindset Anakin had after Shmi’s death. As he showed us in RotS, the obsessive need to never fail again plus Force is not a winning combination.

anonymous asked:

basically Yuzuru has commented that he felt immense regret since his free skate in Sochi and that everything he has done since that day has been working towards showing his best at this Olympics. he wants all the men to skate clean and then he wants to skate clean and win definitively. defending his title brings him unimaginable pressure. those are his hopes for this olys. i have mega respect for his attitude but to be honest i also fear for him if he doesn't achieve his goals

can you imagine if all the top men went clean in pyeongchang though, what an incredible competition that would be. the results wouldn’t even matter to me, it’d be such a treat just to see that much good skating.

i think it’s every athlete’s dream to be able to win while doing their best, when everyone else also does their best. such circumstances are hard to achieve, though. whatever ends up happening, i think yuzuru will be fine in the long run. he’s such a perfectionist who’s rarely satisfied, but he’s achieved so much already, and his legacy doesn’t hinge on one olympic games - neither sochi nor pyeongchang. i would just like him to end his career in a manner that he can be happy with, whether it’s after this season as a 2-time olympic champ, or years from now, if he chooses to continue competing.

anonymous asked:

betty's more of a veronica than veronica is. why are they making veronica so fucking basic? always running after archie, the boring shit with her dad... gimme a fierce bitch, i deserve it. gimme blair waldorf not this sad and pathetic excuse of a character

don’t insult veronica lodge like this

saitama is frankly such a millennial icon. like. the apathetic way he acts about most things. the fact that he just wants to find a decent job so he can pay for his basic needs. how he runs from commitment. how he let a near stranger move into his house only because he promised to pay the rent. just. what an icon.


As soon as I finished [We Need to Talk About Kevin], I immediately had to call my mother and I needed to spend some time in the woods. I needed to play some music. I had to do some of the activities that best return a person to their most primal, natural state. That’s what I find after delving really deeply into a role is it’s best to just do something that levels you out, takes you back to a level basic playing field of human existence. Doing things like playing music, something that’s so natural and basic to human function, running around in nature, eating delicious food. These things are intrinsic in basic, primordial to human beings, so that’s sort of a way to return to a blank canvas, allowing my true personality to return.

Happy 25th Birthday, Ezra Miller! (Born 30, September 1992).

i still retain that the absolute worst part of secret life of pets was the moral, aka there really is none and its basically shown by the rabbits character arc. he’s introduced as a sort of…villainy antihero? he runs an underground rebellion of abandoned and mistreated animals against humans. he’s established as a villain because he thinks humans are bad and wants the main characters to join his cause, but they don’t want to because they know their humans are Good, so basically then they run away and the rabbit is out to get them.

fastforward to the end of the movie and we get a little girl wanting to keep the rabbit and this happens, turns out he’s good! he just needed to open up to humans 

partnered with the shots in the movie of fish in tiny bowls, birds in tiny cages, and a turtle in a deplorable enclosure, the movie frankly paints a picture that ‘the mean animals hated humans just because they didnt know any better’ and that people are good and it was just up to them to see it. yes thats a plot thats been done of a rehabilitated animal finding a good home,but no human was really at fault for anything in the movie. theres no lesson to be learned that people also need to take good care of their pets, every animal just needs to be hugged! i dont know, something about the presentation in this movie really rubbed me wrong way

this movie was made for people who just like to look at cute animals and frankly that demographic constantly overlaps with improper pet ownership and impulse buying..


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anonymous asked:

Hello! I hope you're having a wonderful day! I wanted to ask you if you could recommend some super fluffy fics. BTW I really appreciate you! Thank you so much!

SOMETIMES WE ALL JUST NEED SOME FLUFF, so I’m going to try to make this list extra lovely (and long!) ^-^ 💜💜💜

Fluffy Drarry Recs

Talk to Me by Saras_Girl (15.5K)- When the usual channels of communication are shut down, the most surprising people can find a way in. A strange little love story.
Harry is cursed temporarily blind and deaf while alone outside, and is helped by a gentle stranger (*cough* Draco). SO SWEET. Part of her fluffy!verse (collection of one-shots), and anyone after fluff should really read them all <3

Yours Until Midnight by drarryisgreen (4.5K)- Harry sits at a cafe owned by Draco day after day and wonders why Draco likes to bother him. / Lots of rain, lots of tea(s), lots of fluff.
Some fics you just adore for no reason you can articulate, and this is one of those for me. Harry is a (secret) fiction writer under the alias January James, and he writes all his stories in Draco’s cafe, while drinking Draco’s tea and pining without even realizing what he wants. Heart-clenchingly sweet!

Then Comes A Mist and A Weeping Rain by faithwood (21K)- It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that’s ever so cross.
This fic has the most kudos of any Drarry fic on AO3, so everyone and their grandmother has probably read it, but READ IT AGAIN because there is a cloud that follows Draco around raining on the poor boy EXCEPT WHEN HARRY’S BEING NICE TO HIM <333

Luckiest Fucking Size Queen Alive by @l0vegl0wsinthedark(6K)- Potter escorts me home, presses me into my front door and kisses me with a ferocity that’s exhilarating. And then Potter asks me, in a growl that makes my cock throw a wet tantrum in my pants, how many more dates I would deem mandatory before I let him fuck me. I drag Potter to bed.
This fic is fucking hilarious. Quite possibly my favorite humor/fluff/smut combination ever. They both work at the Ministry, and Draco is lured to Potter by the rumors of his amazing cock and they’re so cute and it’s just pure brilliance.

Good to me (And I’d Be So Good to You) by AWickedMemory (9K)- Everyone returns to Hogwarts after the war, but nothing is quite the same. Harry’s groupies are creepier than ever, Ron and Hermione are snogging all over the place, and the once-proud Draco is shuffling around like a kicked puppy. But that’s okay: Harry’s got a plan.
Harry implements Operation Make Friends With Draco Malfoy, and Draco is very confused. Also featuring “Harry’s Draco Lucius Abraxas Malfoy Repository of Information Collected Whilst Stalking (DLAMRoICWS)” hehehe <3

The Wolf Pack by dracogotgame (13.5K)- Nobody said achieving your animagus form was easy. Draco could handle being a wolf pup for a while, right? How bad could it be?
Oh my GOD Draco’s animagus form is a wolf PUPPY and he meets another wolf in the forest and bothers him all the time and then he adopts this wolf as his protector. And the wolf is annoyed but reluctantly amused and endeared and I WONDER WHO THAT WOLF IS HM WHO COULD IT BE????

Mingling, Mistletoe & Misdeeds by @jadepresley (10K)- Three couples in denial. One Christmas party to make them finally see sense. Christmas fluff!
This fic is adorable! It also features Ron x Pansy and Hermione x Theo, and I fell in love with those other two pairings in this fic as much as Drarry! Christmassy and LOVELY. And Draco planned the party, so you know it’s a good one ;)

Candy by @bixgirl1 (5.5K)- It was only after careful consideration that Draco came to the wildly preposterous conclusion that he and Potter were actually friends. Sweet fic. May cause cavities.
Harry wants to be friends with Draco, but Draco refuses. And keeps refusing. Until somehow they’re suddenly friends, and then they’re more then friends, and Draco has no idea how any of it happened! Oblivious!Draco is my favorite Draco and yes I think I may have indeed gotten a cavity from how sweet this fic was ;)

To Love a Loathed (Arch) Enemy by Sophie_French (11.5K)- “For the last time, Malfoy, I have absolutely no hidden agenda giving you your wand back.”
Harry brings Draco his wand back after the war and the rest is history.
After Harry returns Draco’s wand, they start sending (FLIRTY OMG) owls back and forth, and then Draco helps Harry with the Hogwarts Restoration and it’s all just adorable :)

Harry Potter and the Incredibly Organized Personal Assistant by megyal (2.5K)- Harry Potter’s new assistant is snarkily organized.
Not gonna lie, I have a huge thing for Draco being Harry’s Personal Assistant and basically just running his life. This short little fic is so lovely and funny!

Get Me From My Good Side by @julietsemophase (5.5K)- The only reason Harry agrees to these Ministry publicity articles is he knows he’s in safe hands with Draco Malfoy as his stylist. But then a shoot doesn’t quite go to plan and Harry worries his secret is out.
Personal stylist is another job I just LOVE for Draco. This fic is perfect perfect perfect because Draco is the only one Harry trusts to style him. And of course that’s not because he’s secretly in love with him, what are you talking about?!

To Bag A Hero by moonshoespotterr (7.5K)- When Draco realises that insults are getting him nowhere, he decides to take a new approach to bagging the Boy Who Lived.
Draco starts being nice to Harry and gives him his scarf and YEP this is pure fluff

Tug-O-Want by dysonrules (16.5K)- Harry is back at Hogwarts minding his own business when he finds himself magically drawn to Draco Malfoy. Over and over again.
Aaaah amazingness! Accidental bonding! Being repeatedly drawn to each other from opposite sides of the castle! Neither of their faults but they blame each other anyway! Giving in to their desires more and more each time! Y E S

One More Cup of Coffee by Lonov (10.5K)- Harry thought the best part about being a Healer would be saving lives every day without the constant fear of being murdered by a megalomaniac, but when Draco Malfoy walked into the room, he realized he hadn’t escaped so easily.
Both are healers, Harry is miffed that Draco has a more senior position than he does, Draco brings Harry coffee every day, and I could choke on the sweetness

Check Me Out by lumosed_quill (3K)- Draco works as a librarian. Harry visits often and attempts (possibly) to flirt with Draco through his choice of books. Draco is not getting it. At all.
YES this fic is exactly as adorable as the summary makes it sound :D

Storm in a Teacup by faithwood (8K)- For reasons he’d rather not think about, Draco is obsessed with Potter’s hair. This cannot end well.
FLUFF FLUFF HARRY’S HAIR IS FLUFFY LIKE THIS FIC. They study together in a hidden alcove <3

Hey, Potter by SunseticMonster (16K)- Harry returns to Hogwarts for his 8th year, determined not to let Malfoy get to him. But when the snarky teasing starts up again, Harry finds that returning the jibes with compliments has a far more interesting outcome.
GAH Harry starts complimenting Draco whenever Draco insults him and Draco gets all flustered and baffled and it’s adorable as FUCK.

9 times Harry kissed Draco, and the 1 time Draco kissed Harry by LockWhoSuper (4.5K)- ‘Harry grinned, Draco fell into his trap perfectly. Surging forwards, Harry wrapped his fingers around Draco’s tie and pulled him forwards until their lips met over their cauldron. The pressure lasted for three seconds, Harry’s eyes shut and Draco’s wide in surprise. When Harry let Draco go, he slid back into his seat slowly, eyes still wide, tie crooked and a blush painting his cheeks.’
Every time Draco swears, Harry kisses him. That’ll make him stop. Yep. Perfect plan. Nothing at all to do with Harry wanting to kiss Draco. Nothing whatsoever.

What Potter Wants by birdsofshore (3.5K)- Harry definitely didn’t want to do that to Malfoy. Not at all. So why did Malfoy keep saying that he did?
This fic is hilarious and perfect and I think about it all the time because the idea is just that brilliant. Draco insists over and over that Potter is dying to suck his cock. Harry denies it and denies it, but….for someone who doesn’t want to suck Malfoy’s cock, he sure is protesting a lot. Fluffy Smutty Humor ;)

All You Want for Christmas is Me by chibaken (7.5K)- Harry Potter is rich enough to buy himself anything he wants, and so famous that he receives daily gifts from his fans. Whatever is a Secret Santa to do? Draco doesn’t know yet, but he’s going to figure it out.
YEAH I’M RECCING MYSELF SUE ME (please don’t). Christmas party games, Draco in denial, presents, and pooooooorn with a ribbon


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Breakfast conversation among the Batfamily

Jason: You know what I just noticed, outside of Bruce im the most well off in the family.

Dick: What the hell makes you think that, I’m the only Robin with a real job.

Jason: Yeah, but your apartment is tiny and don’t you work at some Villain outreach program, that can’t pay well. As for Ti-

Tim: Naw you win I’m a broke college student who lives off of Bruce’s money and ramen. I know for a fact your more well of then me, why do you think I stay at the mansion so much it’s the only place I get real food.

Dick: what the hell is it that you do anyway Jason, you don’t have a job at all.

Jason: that’s where your wrong Dicky, you see in my adventures I found out something, all Criminals pretty much hate each other and are willing pay top dollar to anyone who takes out the competition, and since I do that anyway well…

Tim: your a freaking asssassin, really.

Damian (just getting to the table after waking up): What are you parasites talking about?

Dick: morning to you to sunshine, where taking about how Jason, not including Bruce, might be the most well off in the family.

Damian: Well that’s incorrect, I am of course the most well off.

Jason: really baby bird, and how the hell is that, your too young to have a job. While I’m as an assassin am making millions and have safe houses and stashes across the world.

Tim: *just coming to the realization as his coffee kicks in*

Damian *smirking*: I’m heir to both the Wayne fortune and the Leauge of Assassins, when Ra’s and Bruce die or step down I will Basically run the world.

Jason *stunned*: you little-

Tim: Welp, That’s a great way to start your day, finding out that the eventual most powerful man in the world, can’t watch Lion King past the point where Mufasa dies.

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Having a Toddler With Tom Would Include:

anon request: can you do another Having a Baby with Tom? I loved it! Maybe like with a toddler or something

this was fun to write!!!! I’m getting some requests done but i have had a few ideas come to mind and I’m quite excited to start writing so lots to come!!

requests are open:))

Originally posted by peters-mjs

having a toddler with tom would include:

- tom is his favourite.

- when he gets home from filming your son mitchell is always the most excited to see him. 

- more excited than you and tessa.

- they play the spider-man a game they created. 

- basically tom runs around carrying your son from door to door since he is ‘webbing’ around new york city. 

- yes tom is singing the old spider-man theme song. 

- “spider-man spider-man does whatever a spider can" 

- his tongue would stick out as he focused on carrying mitchell and the lyrics. 

- "mommy mommy look!” your son would shout as he would run out of the shared bathroom with tom. 

- he would come out with his hair gelled back and a large smile on his face. 

- “mommy come here darling” he would mock tom in his horribly adorable british accent. 

- “are you mocking me mitchell" 

- tom would pull out his queens accent.

- tom would grab him and throw him over his shoulder as he looked to you.
- "y/n come here darling" 

- tom would pull you in for a hug and then kiss your forehead.

- "daddy put me down!" 

- you and tom would laugh as he pressed his lips to yours. 

- the noise of two lips moving together would be made.

- "mommy why does it sound like macaroni and cheese being stirred.”

- tom let out a loud laugh and you joined in.

- “let’s go make mac and cheese mitchy" 

- tom would carry the boy over his shoulder.

- mitchell would wanna help make the food and tom being the softie would let him. 

- mitch would pour in the milk and tom would do the powder cheese cause it could get "messy” if mitch does it. 

- lets leave it to tom. 

- “good job daddy!" 

- "are you kidding me tom" 

- mitch and you started laughing as tom would stand there looking down at the cheese all over the floor. 

- "tessa!" 

- tessa comes running in trying to lick up the mess. 

- "tess!” tom would scold her but not but won’t stop to the situation.

- mitch loves toms dog. 

- at first you weren’t sure what tessa would be like with a child but she is the most loving around mitchell and she is so protective of him. 

- “tom clean it up!" 

- "yeah tom clean it up!" 

- you and tom both looked at your son in shock. 

- did he just

- tom was about to burst out laughing

- mitch thought his face was red with anger. 

- "tessa get daddy!”

- mitch went running down the hall with tom chasing after him. 

- “ill get you mitchell" 

- you just shook your head at the two children in your house.