be fought for

Reason #1 Why Arkadia Should Be Thankful For Thelonius Jaha

He stepped in after that guy scoffed at the idea that Bellamy should be on the list. If he’d let Clarke handle it, there probably would’ve been several deaths and a lot of broken noses and a sign over the camp reading “BELLAMY BLAKE DESERVES TO LIVE IF YOU THINK OTHERWISE JUMP INTO THE OCEAN THANK YOU”

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Athenian Treasury

Delphi, Greece

502 BCE 

9.75 m. in height


The Athenian Treasury was constructed by the Athenians to house dedications made by their city and citizens to the sanctuary of Apollo. The entire treasury, including its sculptural decoration, is built of Parian marble. Pausanias mentions the building in his account of the sanctuary, claiming that it was dedicated from the spoils of the Battle of Marathon, fought in 490 BCE.

he platform upon which the treasury stands has a prominent inscription on its south face; it is dated internally to post-490 BCE.

ΑΘΕΝΑΙΟΙ Τ[Ο]Ι ΑΠΟΛΛΟΝ[Ι ΑΠΟ ΜΕΔ]ΟΝ ΑΚ[ΡΟΘ]ΙΝΙΑ ΤΕΣ ΜΑΡΑΘ[Ο]ΝΙ Μ[ΑΧΕ]Σ

The Athenians [dedicated this] to Apollo as first-fruits from the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.

Not fake news. Just the facts.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN AMERICAN


Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.


He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry. In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.


Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.


Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe’s employer pays these standards because Joe’s employer doesn’t want his employees to call the union.


If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.


It’s noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression. Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.


Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to.


Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.


Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.”

Ok but you know what, Zayn was right. No, no. Like HE WAS RIGHT. I’m just sitting here thinking about that time when zayn said that liam is brave, and i’m like, YES YES. because, liam is brave, he’s literally so brave, i mean, he was young and he was bullied and he has to learn to box so he could defends himself at his own, he was young but he attending at the same tv show TWO times because he was rejected the first time. He saved his best friend of the fire, like literally. He was the first in comes to us when zayn left the band in the middle of the storm and makes us laugh with a silly picture of him. He’s always with us. He fight for his dreams so much. He attending today to the brits with his own new team in front of simon cowell and he WAS PROUD OF IT. LIKE YES BITCH I’M HERE. He fought with alcoholism, depression and eating problems, as well as tobacco addiction. He was through it, is not that bravery? And he’s in love with his ex band mate who at least the half of this fandom hate, but that doesn’t stop his love. He’s always the most unpriced of the band, but no matter how bad you trated him, he’s always nice with you. He’s always so gentle and lovely with the fandom, even when not all of the people appreciated him or his big heart, but, at the end, that is what bravery is no? Be nice no matter what. Bravery also is a big heart, and be kind even if other people can’t see it. So, yeah. He’s fucking brave. And i’m so SO proud of him. And yes, zayn was right. Liam is brave. So brave.

anonymous asked:

Ishida really likes this butterfly trapped in a spider web symbolism? We saw it several times with mutsuki and suzuya, the chapter were saiko saved urie was also called 'saved from the web'. And this chapter again uta looked like a spider luring mutsuki (butterfly).

So true! He likes butterfly/moth symbolism in general, really

Trapped in a web

manipulated

crushed in the palm of a hand

set free

landing gently on an outstretched hand

and fluttering into the sky

I’m really interested to see if Uta’s disgusting spider appearance will have any more significance considering he’s fought Juuzuo, whose one-panel-flashback to his time as a Scrapper a few chapters back had the butterfly caught in a spider web, and now Mutsuki, who has also been associated with that pattern. I feel like Uta put very little effort into fighting seriously… it really does feel like he’s got Mutsuki right where he wants him. Uta came out to attack and he’s honestly having such a good time right now.

Save Yourself

All of the things that nearly destroyed you brought you here. You may have blood on your clothes and dirt beneath your finger nails but here you are. You clawed your way through it. Girls like us are only free because we use our voices to speak the hurts. We are only still breathing because we use our lungs to push out the painful honest things. Our fists have bruises from the many nights we fought with our darkness. Phoenix girl. You are strong. Never forget you are stronger than the ones who try to hurt you because you know what it is like to wear your pain buried close to your heart like jagged glass. You know what it is like to pull it out with nothing but your bare hands. You know how to save yourself.

lawjord  asked:

Not quite an ask, but knowing your dislike of Jorah, wanted to bring something "stupid" to your attention I saw recently on Reddit of Ice and Fire. There's this tinfoil theory that Jorah was "obviously" set up by Illyrio and Varys, who heard of his impoverished state and therefore sent slavers to Bear Island to "force" Jorah to sell people into slavery and become a fugitive when his wrongdoing was discovered.

Originally posted by vismaviedevie

Where do you even start with that?

There’s nothing about Jorah in and of himself that would lead Varys and Illyrio to single him out as a catspaw. They pick him as their spy in AGOT because he’s an impoverished Westerosi exile whom they can entice with the promise of home. But prior to that, when he’s still ensconced in Westeros, why would they pick him? He’s far from the only lord in debt, and he fought against House Targaryen in Robert’s Rebellion. Moreover, how on earth would they know that Jorah would be willing to engage in outright chattel slavery? He’s exceedingly rare in Westeros in that regard. And why did they then leave him completely alone as he ran off with Lynesse to Lys for six months and then fought for the Volantenes for a while? Why not set Jorah up with Dany and Viserys right away if he’s been part of their plans for that long?

But really: that theory isn’t designed to sort through what happened in good faith, it’s designed to make Jorah look like the victim. Which he ain’t. Dude sold his people into slavery to pay the bills, and not only does he refuse to recognize he did anything wrong (instead putting all the blame on Ned), he repeatedly encourages Dany to take part in the slave trade as well. He wasn’t forced into anything. Jorah Mormont believes in slavery. He believes in it despite being raised in a society where it’s considered an abomination, so this is a conclusion he came to on his own. Even within his generally exploitative class, he’s a uniquely terrible and irresponsible person.

imaginary conversation between Keith and Lance after a battle. They’re back at the castle. Keith pilots Black in this scenario.

Keith: Hey, Lance, you uh, you did really well out there.

Lance *still a lil pissed he didn’t get to pilot Black*: Don’t patronize me.

Keith: No, I wasn’t.. I’m just trying to do what Shiro would do.

Lance: You’re not Shiro, though.

Keith: I know! But I’m trying to-

Lance: No, I mean you’re not Shiro, you’re Keith. You’re your own person.

Keith:

Lance: You don’t have to do everything exactly like him.

Lance: And don’t talk to me like that. You may pilot Black but we’re equals.

Keith: I’m sorry, you’re right.

Keith: I mean it though, the way you fought today was really impressive.

Lance *smug grin*: Yeah, I know. Keep an eye on me, you might learn a thing or two.

Keith: *furrowed eyebrows*

Lance: *soft smile*

Keith: *soft smile*

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Moby Dick always fascinated me. But to put a creature in Mythika that is called Moby Dick isn’t really fitting.

So enter Ketos, a ferocious breed of monstrous white sperm-whales that terrorize even the bigger sea horrors in the oceans of Mythika. Being evenly powered as Krakens, Charybdis, Scylla, Bakunawa, Bakekujira and the Megalodon-sized Isonades, the Ketos/Cetus is a formidable late-game sea enemy.

Ketos is the same creature in Mythika as Hrosshvalur and Stokkull from Icelandic mythology. Those are just other names for the creature. Ketos uses its hard body as a living water battering ram against ships and other monsters. its body is covered in all types of harpoons, teeth, scars and spears from battles it fought and won. 

neoklaitus  asked:

When I was a little ignorant child, I never thought I would like some show with female antagonist, now I love and praise the Diamonds every single day.

I love them. I love the complexity they bring into the situation. It would’ve been so much easier to just make them emotionless. Just have them be these goddesses that just want to destroy for the sake of others’ misery. It seems like some fans don’t understand that making the Diamonds PEOPLE (bad people, but still people) not only adds to their appeal as villians- but makes our heroes so much more interesting and complex. Because Rose didn’t shatter a giant robot. She shattered a person. Think about how hard it was for her to come to this decision- as a gem that didn’t want to hurt anyone, who fought for peace, of all things, to come to the conclusion that the only way to free the earth is to kill another person.
I always say that the most interesting kind of villians are the ones that almost entirely mirror the heroes- it emphasises that the hero
Is good because they chose to be good. It shows people that everyone can become either a villain or a hero- depending on the way they choose to react to the same situation. The fact that the Diamonds deal with grief, just like the crystal gems, but in an incredibly unhwalthy ways- shows us what our gems could’ve become- if they didn’t have empathy and guidance (Steven).

Things they don’t tell you about feminism:

It took over 50 years for early American feminists to get the vote, longer for women of color.

When Suffragettes were jailed they staged a hunger strike. They were cruelly force-fed while in prison. 

State sponsored childcare was one of the biggest issues fought  for during Second Wave Feminism.

There was a system of women called ‘Janes’ who were either trained by OB/GYNs and each other to preform safe abortions or who connected people seeking abortions to those women before abortion was finally legal in 1973.

Most of the feminist movement came into being because of way men treated women during the War Protests. Women, both in the White protest groups and in the Black liberation groups, did most of the grunt work while the men got to make the speeches and have their names put in the news. When women would come on the stage to speak or demanded equal attention, men booed and jeered.

In 1970, women of the feminist movement saw a story about a woman on Wall Street. Men would literally stand around and wait for her to come up from the Subway and catcall her. The women in the movement staged an ‘Ogle-In’ in which the feminists, some dressed as men, showed up to Wall Street and started catcalling the men.

Feminism coined ‘domestic violence,’ ‘marital rape,’ and fought against courts that didn’t treat rape as a serious crime.

Marital rape wasn’t even a fucking crime until 1993.

The feminist movement nearly won the childcare issue. A bill had passed both the House and Senate but was vetoed by Nixon who said he didn’t want American women to be like Soviet women.

Feminists demanded birth control and other medications come with warnings and other such labels on the packaging.

Feminists fought for the absolutely radical idea that a poor, woman of color shouldn’t be sterilized against her will and that a well-off, white woman should be sterilized if she asked for it. 

Lesbians, while a huge part of Second Wave Feminism, were rarely spoke of until lesbians demanded to be seen.

Our Bodies, Ourselves was made by feminists because of a depressingly low amount of information given to women and girls about their own bodies and lives. While not necessarily apart of the feminist movement: Alfred Kinsey’s career soared after releasing Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and then plummeted after releasing Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (correlation doesn’t equal causation, blahblahblah, but c’mon, you can’t deny that isn’t telling of something.)

The ‘Slut Walk’ came into being after a police officer was asked how to avoid being sexually assaulted. Among other things he responded ‘don’t dress like a slut.’ The first Slut Walk took place in Toronto and is now being or has been held in 70 other cities around the world.

Every right that women have today: The option for birth control and sterilization, abortion, voting, working, working in certain fields, free and open knowledge of the inner-workings of our bodies, domestic violence awareness, rape awareness, the marital rape law, and so much more are all here because they were fought for. Women were force-fed, assaulted, screamed at, arrested, even killed for the rights we have yet we’re led to think it all changed after a nice sit-down with the powers-that-be and they just gave us those rights out of the goodness of their hearts.

anonymous asked:

You're super gorgeous!! just a silly question, what's your favorite planet? I tried to think of something different ahaha (:

thank you!! pluto because pluto was smol so pluto was underestimated so the big dogs said u know what, pluto you’re not even a planet and then as a whole the people fought for it and said you know what fuck that pluto is a planet and this isn’t fair pluto is important too so it was concluded that pluto IS a planet and that’s beautiful tbh but Saturn looks pretty cool too

@missveryvery replied to your post: “I don’t usually do this, posting my own opinion on this blog because I…”:

i actually prefer it if he’s not the best and gets by on being smart

I know very well that Tim is not the Best™ of the Batfam and that’s not what I meant. I will agree, Tim will never be on par with Bruce, Jason, or Cass strength-wise but you can be damn sure he is better than Steph or Duke when it comes to fighting. He fought both Lady Shiva and Ra’s al Ghul he is better than Helena / Damian / Kate. I consider him better than Damian because even Damian doesn’t have the respect Tim has from Ra’s al Ghul.

Tim’s not all brains you know, yeah, Tim is smart, smarter than Bruce, mini-Bruce, next Batman, etc but he’ fought two characters on par of Bruce which says a lot.

anonymous asked:

When I red that one Lotor article, not gonna lie, I laughed for a minute straight when you said that Lotor fought the paladins in his underwear. Not gonna lie, I would pay the VLD writers to add something like that in the series at one point because that sounds funny as hell.

I think you misunderstood me, he actually fought Voltron in his underwear. That is to say, yes the giant robot. He actually did pretty well right up until he died but Force Lotor was undead in the first place so his second-in-command just kind of sighed and peeled him off the sidewalk and stuck him in a resurrection tank.

J (FWB) and I got into a really stupid and shitty argument tonight. I think this is the first time he and I have ever fought and…ugh. I really, really hate it. We (mostly) resolved things, but the fight has left the worst taste in my mouth.

D and I have been trying to figure out how to make a threesome work for us. We found someone who was interested - a friend of mine from town, funnily enough! - and then I found out that she has been telling a LOT of our mutual friends about it. No details have been spared (based on what has been reported to me) and I feel betrayed. I feel no shame about my desires, but I do want my business to stay my business. I’m frustrated.

It has been hard for me to maintain this blog lately. Stress and exhaustion have knocked a lot of the gusto out of me, but I’m going to try my best to write regularly again. It’s therapeutic for me and the support I get on here is unlike anything else I have in my life. If you’re still here, thank you.

npr.org
Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'
The activist campaigned to change rules, so that people with disabilities could get nursing care and other support at home past the age of 21, and get married without losing Medicaid benefits.

Disability Rights Activist Nick Dupree Fought Alabama For Continued Care : Shots - Health News : NPR - Dupree had a severe neuromuscular disease and was living in Mobile, Ala. He was in a wheelchair and depended on a respirator to breathe. The state paid for nurses to come into his home — even take him to college classes. But that care was about to end the day he turned 21. He faced going to a nursing home, where he feared he would die.

Every state has a program that pays for care for severely disabled children to live at home, but not every state continues that care into adulthood. When Dupree was 19, he started Nick’s Crusade — an online campaign to change the rules in Alabama.

Just a few days before his 21st birthday, he won. In 2008, he decided to move to New York City.

“I assisted him moving to New York, which was very, very scary for me,” says Dupree’s mother, Ruth Belasco. “But, I figured that his joy would outweigh my fear.”

“Pandro Berman will say that we fought, but we didn’t. He’ll say that we had a quarrel. We never did. We argued about something – which you do with anybody you’re working on routine dances with. You’ve got to argue a point out or something. But I never had, we never had, any cross arguments together. And she will say the same thing.” – Fred Astaire in 1986, visibly exasperated when asked by a BBC Four correspondent if he got along with Ginger Rogers.

“I love him. I just adore him. And he knows I do too.” – Ginger Rogers in 1986, responding to the same question for BBC Four

6:56 PM // STORY TIME


In 3rd year high school, I had this best friend. He was the only one I would constantly hang out with in school. We were always together. We were seat mates, that’s how we became friends. We were 2 very different people though so this was very platonic. But we got along well for some reason. We always slept in class together, got in trouble together, and he’d come over my house all the time. This friendship was completely platonic but the school would say otherwise cause they’d make rumors about us. But it was never awkward cause we’d laugh at it. 

WE FOUGHT EVERY YEAR. Kasi naman, ang arte niya. Sobrang tampuhin. Ayoko sa tampuhin na kaibigan. Legit, I wouldn’t chase after you. I’d apologize once. But if you can’t take it, okay, bahala ka na. And he learned from that like hinabol niya ako and shit pero di ko parin siya pinansin. And then ngayon lang ulit kami nagusap ulit. BATI NA KAMI YEHEY HAHAHAHA. Ang cute kase nagkabati kami because it was his birthday the other day, eh last usap namin, mga March pa ata last year. And I decided to greet him. And he was so happy. He pm’d me and he was like “Alam mo, birthday wish ko bati na tayo” HAHAHAHA ANG CUTE and he was like “I was so bored when I couldn’t talk to you. I can’t talk to anyone like they can’t get with my level.” HAHAHAHAHHAHAH 

I like having him around because our friendship is completely platonic. Like there’s no hint of romance anywhere. I’ve never liked him like that. And he the same. But like he’s one of my best friends. For real, for real.