because this truly never gets old

this “bruce wayne is the mask batman wears” shtick is great and all but if it wasn’t for the scared, traumatized child sitting in a pool of his own parents’ blood that would later spend his childhood and early teen years being apprehensive, self-isolated and sensitive to the world’s darkness he became accostumed to recognizing from such an early age, batman wouldn’t exist

there’s a reason why alfred keeps trying to get a reaction from bruce other than having constant talks about justice, a dark crusade, or simply the (stupid?) act of going out every night and returning badly hurt but never, ever stopping. it’s not because he brought him up, it’s not because casual conversations are what they used to have before batman came into the picture and “hey, let’s ease the tension by returning to how the good old, normal days were, even for a while”. these two never truly had normal days

by now, we have enough material to know that before bruce wore the cowl, before he went off to train all over the world, when he was still home, when he was just bruce, him and alfred didn’t have an enormous amount of frequent casual chit-chat (presumably like the waynes did as a family before their deaths). even though bruce trusted alfred more than anyone else in the world, and though alfred cared for him like his own son, it’s important to remember that things weren’t all sunshine and rainbows. if things had returned to normal, if bruce had resumed being the same kid he was up until leaving the theater that night, any talks about learning three hundred different ways of disabling an enemy wouldn’t come into play ever, and certaintly not in the obsessed way we all know

i do believe bruce sees or even strives to see himself as batman and just that. bruce wayne is a mask he uses to protect the family and to ensure there will always be someone there for gotham… but that’s not true. it’s a noble idea but it’s not applied, and i doubt it could ever be unless the meaning of batman was liable to getting completely lost (which is the last thing dc will ever do, evident by nearly eight decades of the same, unchangeable fundamental facts in batman comics). alfred above everyone else can seperate bruce from batman and he tries to remind him of that difference. that’s why there are so many panels of alfred cracking jokes in his own way and, despite bruce brushing them off or feigning mild annoyance, he responds. he is human after all and that’s the point, that’s what alfred’s achieving each time

i understand why this notion is used so much. i used to share it too, but i find it takes an incredible amount out of bruce’s character–an important part too–when people say that what we see while he’s wearing the cowl is who he really is (entirely). no. that’s how bruce views himself. while i do get that having this seemingly heroic and selfless and always five steps ahead idol who puts on a human mask to blend in while building up walls at the same time is fascinating, it’s simply not true. i find it my duty as a fan who loves bruce wayne’s character, all aspects of him, to view him as alfred does. bruce is human and that can’t change as long as batman’s ideals and the mere concept of him stays the same

i’ve said this before and i’ll say it again, and i won’t stop until more and more people realize it: bruce wayne bleeds into batman just as much as batman bleeds into bruce wayne 

anonymous asked:

angstyyyy??? tell us more? :3

(I wanted to draw something for this ask but I am dead right now, BUT I will have something soon uwu)

Okay so, Keith and Lance can’t be together since Keith is not of noble birth, he was a farmer boy that by working hard managed to get the title of Captain of the royal guard at only 22 years old, a very impressive tittle at such age. When he is designated to guard the prince he already knows the reputation that Lance has so he tries to ignore any advances Lance tries on him. 

It takes forever for them to finally be together, between Lance truly believing that Keith didn’t felt the same as him and Keith worrying because “Lance is the prince! He couldn’t fall in love with the prince!” It seemed like they would never be together but one day Keith finally kissed Lance and it was all downhill from there. 

They have to be really careful in keeping their relationship a secret, if somehow anyone would find out about them Keith could be thrown to prison (or worst) The only one who knows about them and help them out is Allura who just loves to see her little brother happy. 

Sadly, after a while of sneaking together and kissing in empty rooms, someone informs King Alfor about their affair and Keith is sent away to fight in the front lines against the Galras without even saying goodbye to Lance. Lance doesn’t know about this until next morning when he ask for Keith and his father coldly replies that he had sent him away. Needless to say Lance is heartbroken.

King Alfor: “having an affair with someone of the royal family is a crime, he’s lucky I sent him away instead of hanging him”

Lance: You sent him away to die!

For the King, he thinks Lance is just infatuated with the Captain, the king knows that his son flirts with everybody but he couldn’t have him “toying” with a royal guard, not in this time of war. And since Lance didn’t seemed to forget about Keith even after he was left, the king, instead of trying to understand what his son was going through, he sends invitations to any noble house in search of a suitor for his son, see if he could finally forget about the captain and help a little with the war against the Galra.  


Does this au has a happy ending? You can say that, but let me tell you, this ain’t the angstiest thing that happens in this au.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates 

I’ve come to realize that’s where I went wrong the first time around. I was so focused on changing my body because I hated it, losing as much weight as quickly as possible, and getting rid of this old person I did not like. I wanted it to stick, but I was lost and didn’t know how to find balance. This time, I’ve found that balance I never knew I needed. I’ve found an amazing support system and community, I’m creating healthy habits that stick, and I’m truly committed to making a lifestyle change. I like and know who I am now, regardless of what weight I’m at, and I want to inspire others to start their lifestyle change today. What are you waiting for? 

You can follow my personal weight loss journey through my instagram and my fitblr. Happy #transformationtuesday everybody! I’d like to start featuring weight loss transformations on here every Tuesday, so please submit them to me via the submission link!

To the girl I thought that I would grow old with,

You changed my life and in some ways I will grow old with you but not with you by my side. I will grow old with the way that you taught me to stay calm when my anxiety was killing me inside and tearing me down. I will grow old with the smile that always appears when I hear the songs we would slow dance to at midnight, I will grow old with our memories but I will grow up without you when I was so convinced I would wake every morning and roll over to the girl of my dreams. You were my best friend and lover, and I never appreciated that truly until you were no longer here.

There are so many things that I didn’t get the chance to thank you for. You were the one person who would tell me the things that I probably didn’t want to hear, but needed to because if I didn’t my naivety and ignorance to reality would have continued. You challenged me, you never tip-toed around me. Our relationship was fierce and looking back on it I can see that it made it a strong relationship and a rare one too.

But then things got complicated. This whole life ordeal got rough, things weren’t as simple as they used to be when we first got together. It’s not that we gave up on our relationship, it’s just that certain circumstances happened and I took the easy road out and let you go. I thought that I could get my life together but only if I sacrificed you and when I ended things it was clear that you were the glue holding everything I had together. But our relationship didn’t end because of a lack of love. I love you. That’s never going to change. When someone touches your heart, they will always have a place there but I needed to try and get things to a place where I felt comfortable. I guess you were the comfiest sweatshirt I owned.

I owe you an apology, the biggest apology I will ever give in my life in fact. I apologise for the days I took you for granted, the days when I would get annoyed or the days when we wouldn’t talk. I’d trade in any one of those days for the rest of my life, at least then you still loved me. But I let curiosity get the better of me. I never once thought that I would mistreat you or hurt you but I did and for that I’m truly sorry. My actions spoke louder than my words and my apologies were falling upon deaf ears and I knew then that I had lost you. But I tried and tried to get you back but you were standing your ground and I was always fighting a losing battle, now you’re living your life without me. I’m sorry for the months after we broke up, I know I was annoying but I really believed I could get you back. I’m sorry I let you down, and I’m sorry for messing you about, I really didn’t want to hurt you my sweetheart.

You were my first and that holds a considerable amount of weight, mainly that nobody I meet after you really will compare to you. Nobody I have met in the few months after we broke up has even slightly showed me the level of kindness that you did. People are fake but you were the most stone cold truth my ears could hear. You were real and pure and I guess I took that for granted and once again I’m sorry. You were my first ever serious relationship and it will be incredibly hard to achieve a second serious relationship any time soon. You left the mark, and it’s impossible to get rid of it. I don’t want to either, that’s the problem. I’ve tried and tried to move on but I never wanted to, I had to. I thank my lucky stars I ever met you my dear, you were my miracle of this messy lifetime and I will never ever forget you.

Finally, my wishes for your future. With or without me I want you to be happy, I want you to wake up and be excited for the day ahead. I want you to be able to get through the hard times because the good times are worth it, I want you and your family to be healthy at all times and I want you to maintain a healthy relationship with your family. I wish the very best for your future because nobody deserves it more than you.

Now it’s time for goodbye, and truth be told, I deserved this but at the beginning when we were teenage lovers I genuinely thought we would grow old together. Goodbye, it’s about moving on now.

3

Nate looked over Jacqueline’s shoulder as she handled the cash register. While he was clearly not in his element, surrounded by pink frills and ribbons, he was happy. Very happy.

Lord knows how long he had been pushing for Jacqueline to get a job. On one hand, it was because they could use the extra income. But deep down, he knew that as long as she held on to her old ways, he would never truly be enough for her. That she would always long to be a Van der Veen.

But now… Now it was different. Something had snapped since Fiona had been born, and Jacqueline seemed to have moved on. Finally, she was only his.

What she says: I’m fine

What she means: Can Yatori even have a truly happy ending? Yato is immortal and Hiyori isn’t. Say they get through everything together unscathed and trash dad is no longer a problem. Hiyori will grow older and will eventually die of old age, leaving Yato alone. But what if through some unfortunate circumstance, Hiyori died and Yato made her into his shinki? They could be together forever in that situation, right? Sure, but she wouldn’t remember anything, and he could never tell her who she was and just how important she is to him because of the God’s Greatest Secret. It’s just too risky and she might not even fall back in love with him, anyway! Also, as a shinki, Hiyori would be a constant reminder of how Yato failed to protect her (in his point of view, even if it wasn’t his fault). So no matter what, everything is just fUCKED AND IDK WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY LIFE WHY CAN’T THEY JUST BE HAPPY DAMMIT

okay…everyone in the world knows jackie chan but to be real, hes so much more than what the whites think of him. giving him some pity award @ the oscars without realizing that he would easily dedicate his whole life to film n I mean I’m glad hes happy over the award but hes already above that racist show. breaking every bone in his body just to get the best shot he even said that when he started filming in america he didn’t understand what CGI n a green screen was because he’d never use one. just another reason why hes so bomb n iconic because his movies are REAL n they take his heart, his sweat n his tears..alongside jackie, sammo hung, yuen biao n yeun wah put so much heart into their films its a fucking shame that nobody truly appreciates that. jackie’s new movies are weak sauce but its because hes old n thats okay, but his old films the ones where he’d actually jump from a building onto an ongoing train those were legendary.

  • If you're a queer girl feeling depressed because of a case of unrequited love just know that at least you haven't been living for thousands of years being completely and hopelessly in love with Rose Quartz and fighting for her because you couldn't imagine your life any other way and then a plain old Greg human man shows up and you're fine and you aren't worried because she's never cared about the men who came into her life before but then she truly falls in love with him and then manages to get pregnant even though she's a space rock and then she transforms into her and the human's son and you'll love him too very deeply but you're reminded of the fact that she loved that man and not you and she died and you're reminded of her every time you see her son because he's so like her in so many ways and you can't seem to move on and accept the fact that it's over, isn't it, she chose him and she loved him and she's gone.

When was the last time that Bucky truly celebrated his birthday? This question got me thinking because it’s his birthday today and he’s a hundred years old now. But he didn’t get to celebrate those days due being held captive and brainwashed, turned into the Winter Soldier and forced to commit crimes against his own will. I think it’s even possible that Bucky didn’t even remember his birthday, never knew when it was even when the day came around. He was just a toy, an object that was used and then he was kept away until he was needed again. 

So I have this headcanon where the whole team plan a small get-together for Bucky. It’s nothing grand or over the top, no surprises or anything like that. But, Steve getting a birthday cake from the bakery that he and Bucky used to visit all those years ago, a family business that’s still running. Bucky doesn’t even acknowledge that it’s his birthday because he’s so used to not being thinking about, doesn’t see the importance of it. 

But when Natasha leads him into the kitchen and he see the team in there, the cake lit up and written, ‘Happy Birthday, Grandpa!’, Bucky realizes that his family is not only Steve, but the whole team too. 

And that all of this is real, that he’s finally free. 

anonymous asked:

While yes I agree that morals and teachings in a story can affect a child or person, the normalization of murder and rape will never be true. It's not normal and we're all collectively taught that. I'm not talking about 8-10 year olds getting caught up in a fantasy land. I'm talking about someone really and truly reading KS and wanting to become a murder, idolizing these actions. So far, I've seen none of that. Sure people may find these characters exciting and alluring.. (cont.)

No one defends their actions just because it’s “hot”. I am an LGBT+ person myself, and this relationship isn’t offensive. If you want TRUE representation, then lgbt relationships should be able to be shown in all lights. Like many heterosexual relationships are. And if wanting two characters to have sex is to make a fetish out of them then fuck, everyone is guilty. If they were hetero you wouldn’t find it offensive. Nobody is striving to act like these characters. It’s just not happening.

If that was what you were talking about from the start, anon, you and I have been holding very different discussions from the get go. 

I was never uncomfortable with Killing Stalking for the normalization of murder and rape, anon. Hell, I write a serial killer story with the most blase of murderers and protagonists. I like reading about a good, fictional murder, and I would never criticize, say, NBC’s Hannibal for romanticizing cannibalism or something.

In the case of Killing Stalking, I was uncomfortable with what I, personally, view to be a hint of fetishization from the author’s standpoint. I was never afraid that someone would go and copy the storyline, I was uncomfortable that the author seemed to be excited for the eroticism of the oncoming sex scene rather than how messed up it would be. And, frankly, I don’t understand why you took it upon yourself to aggress me for my personal decision to stop reading the comic.

And yes, while I agree with you that LGBT relationships should be able to be shown in all lights, again, different conversations. I was never once talking about people defending rape, kidnapping, and murder because it was ‘hot’ - I was saying that the primary reason the author was excited for the sex scene seems to have been because she found it titillating, and that didn’t sit right with me.

Seeing as we have both wasted a significant amount of time having different conversations with each other, perhaps we should bring this saga to a close;;

It’s the memories that’ll get you …

The way we remember everything so perfect,
so poetic, so dramatic and cinematic
Like we drifted because fate gave us no choice
As if we had the choice we’d still be together
Like every moment was pure bliss and every second apart is wasted time
We come across old love letters and cute pictures
Sit and reminisce and wonder how things got so twisted
hopelessly missing a love that never truly existed

It’s the memories that’ll get you.

—  Rafelina Michelle
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submission #158  (background series #1)  from

excerpts from;

i bet you didn’t realize that most of the things I told you I hadn’t told anyone, and still haven’t. I know that I didn’t end up telling you a lot of things, because I knew that telling you would be admitting to myself that everything I said was real. but now that you’re gone I can’t help but wonder that if I had told you this, then maybe you would have stayed. or if I had told you that, then maybe you would have just ended up leaving with more parts of me than you already have. I don’t believe that I’ll ever truly be able to be myself again, or at least my old self because of you. almost all of the old parts of me were shared with you and now I’ll never be able to get them back. so thanks for stealing everything that I was.

My Ideals of a “Perfect” Relationship
  • Equality, Complete Equality
  • Actually looking into each-others eyes
  • Even that “peck” kiss, means the world
  • Lifting up one another, just because you want to make sure they are happy
  • Being able to chill out, but also down to go on tons of adventures
  • We get into arguments, but we never let it get out of hand because we both know we are adults and how we truly feel for each other
  • Being direct. lets fix this darling, not throw it away
  • Talks about out of this world things, and logic
  • We don’t need to be all over each other in public outings, kisses to the cheek, arm holding and pinky to pinky hand holding will do just fine
  • I would love to pay for everything because I was raised that way, but she’d fight me to the bone on it. Reminding me that my grandpa’s old-school ways are not law, that woman should have enough independence and equality to pay for herself or us every once and awhile.
  • I open the doors for her, She opens up my heart
  • Accepts my corny hopeless romantic side but can still tell me when I’m going a little to overboard.
  • Cuddling to fall asleep to, not to stay asleep in :)
  • “Goodmornings” & “Morning Breath Kisses”
  • We may not be the best singers, but you will hear us if we are in the car jamming out
  • I support her, she supports me
  • Honesty, and i mean that “babe, you seem to be putting on some extra weight, wanna hit the gym together?” type of honesty!
  • I don’t have to hold your hand 24/7 to know and for you to know, that i never want you to let go
  • There is no more a past, a present, and a future… There’s now, our past, our present, and our future
  • You may get a little annoyed at me taking so many photos of you, and us, but by the end of the day you love it
  • I’ll write you poems and songs about you all day long, and you’ll tell me, with those eyes watery and sparkling like it’s the first one you have recieved, that you love it because it’s from me. (and i know we’ll get old and it will get old, but I’ll keep writing them, so when we are about to move on, you can read them or hear them, and remember our beautiful years together. Those annoying songs every year, about random stuff we did, aren’t so annoying anymore.. They’re as beautiful as you are, and made our history amazing… just because one foolish day, you made the bright idea to give someone like me a chance. )

Holy shit, guys, I just realized something. Remember that scene where Han, Chewie, and Finn are searching for Rey on StarKiller base and accidentally run into her going around a corner? And you remember that look that Rey gives Finn before she hugs him when she realizes that it was his idea to come back for her? Well, that was actually a very key moment because it was Rey finally getting what she’d been waiting on for almost all her life. It was someone finally coming back for her. It was someone finally rescuing her instead of leaving her behind to fend for herself and survive on her own. For once in Rey’s life, someone is actually truly there for her and when she realizes that Finn is that person it seals her old wounds of abandonment and eases the 10-year ache of being betrayed by the people she always wanted to believe would return but they never did. In those moments, Rey finally lets go of her need to return to Jakku because she now knows that while her wait there was pointless, her wait for Finn never will be. He will always come for her. He won’t ever leave her stranded.

Hello my little Gossipers. You’ll never guess what Gossip Girl’s been doing while you’ve been running wild in her city: packing. That’s right, yours truly is taking some time off. There’s a white sandy beach with my name on it and I just slipped on the perfect pair of Gucci sunglasses.

For a whole month, 30 some days, you’re going to have to get by without little old me.

But not quite yet.

Just because I’m on the way to sunnier pastures doesn’t mean I still won’t know everything. I’d never leave you without a little ‘goodbye’ gift so expect a wave or two to hit before I vacate the city. I do hope you’ll enjoy yourselves when I’m gone because when I’m back… Well, you know you can never keep your secrets from me.

Get ready to miss me, you’ll be in my heart.

XOXO —Gossip Girl

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014 Film) : Sentence Starters
  • "So, you always were an asshole."
  • "Enough ripple, and you change the tide."
  • "The future is never truly set."
  • "All those years wasted fighting each other, _______... to have a precious few of them back."
  • "You know, my mom once knew a guy who could do that."
  • "I'm just not very good with violence."
  • "Good to see you too, old friend."
  • "I was trying to save him/her."
  • "They took me out before I could get to him."
  • "The bullet curved, _______."
  • "Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn't mean they're lost forever."
  • "Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time."
  • "What if, whatever we do can't be changed?"
  • "We need your help, _______."
  • "That's illegal, you know?"
  • "Look kid, you and I are gonna be good friends."
  • "Only if you get caught."
  • "You just don't know it yet."
  • "Is this what becomes of us?"
  • "Humanity does this to us."
  • "I didn't kill the president."
  • "Sometimes, we all need a little help."
  • "_______, we need you to hope again."
  • "I probably shouldn't be asking this sort of thing... but in the future, do I make it?"
  • "No... but we can change that, right?"
  • "He is fascinating!"
  • "He's a pain in the ass."
  • "You poor, poor (wo)man..."
  • "I don't want your suffering, I don't want your future!"
  • "Look for YOUR future."
  • "Get off the bloody chandelier, _______!"
  • "I'm afraid I can't do that because, uh... because I was sent here for you."
  • "About fifty years from now."
  • "Piss off."
  • "Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite?"
  • "We have fifteen seconds before the door open, and then guards will come through that door."
  • "I'm holding you so you won't get whiplash."
  • "And I'm gonna say to you what you said to us then: fuck off!"
  • "Convince me of all this."
  • "Patience isn't my strongest suit."
  • "I set him/her on a dangerous path, a darker path."
  • "Listen to me, you piece of shit!"
  • "We all gotta die sometime."
  • "I watched a lot of good people die, and I came back to stop that from happening!"
  • "I told you, there's no professor here."
  • "I could see why (s)he meant so much to you."
  • "That's not my power."
  • "We now find ourselves on the edge of extinction."
  • "If you let them have me, I'm as good as dead."
  • "So _______ was telling the truth."
  • "Well then I'll kill them too, and anyone who comes next!"
  • "You're a cold murderous bitch!"
  • "Don't you think I look prettier like this?"
  • "Whats the matter, baby?"
  • "I don't know karate. But I know crazy."
  • "There is a new enemy out there."
  • "You need a new weapon for this war."
  • "Mind the glass."
  • "You're on acid... somebody gave you really bad acid."
  • "It was a mistake coming down here."
  • "There's no damage you can do that hasn't already been done, trust me."
  • "Guide us, lead us."
  • "This is a code red situation!"
  • "Get out of my head, _______!"
  • "Come on, Beastie..."
  • "I don't know what you're talking about, but I'm going to have to ask you to leave."
  • "I have faith in you, _______."
  • "I guess you're a late bloomer."
  • "I've been trying to control you since the day we met, and look where that's got us."
  • "_______, please do not make us the enemy today."
  • "You're pretty strong for a scrawny kid."
  • "Too late, assholes!"
  • "They have your blood already."
  • "I think you and I have a lot of catching up to do."
  • "I've lost my fair share."
  • "You abandoned me! You took him/her away and you abandoned me!"
  • "So much for being a survivor."
  • "I didn't sleep with her!"
  • "I take it we're best buddies in the future?"
  • "That (wo)man is a monster!"
  • "We can't risk keeping him/her alive, now that we know what happens..."
  • "I don't blame _______ for trying to kill me."
  • "_______ was a dear friend of mine..."
  • "Aren't you the clever one."

There are ships that don’t end up being canon and you’re like ‘ah well that’s too bad, could’ve been something special’ then there’s ships THAT YOU KNOW WERE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER AND HAD A RELATIONSHIP LIKE NO ONE ELSE EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE NEVER EVEN TOGETHER BUT THE STUPID WRITERS Or PRODUCERS DID A DUMB BORING PREDICTABLE AND ONE-SIDED SHIP INSTEAD BECAUSE THEY’RE STUPID MALES WHO WANTED “THE HERO TO GET THE GIRL” SO THEY COULD SELF INSERT THEMSELVES INTO THAT CHARACTER AND FEEL LIKE THEY GOT THE GIRL EVEN THOUGH THE HERO WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD AND DID NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF EMOTIONAL MATURITY AS THE GIRL AND DIDN’T RESPECT HER FEELINGS, BUT YOU KNOW, WHATEVER, BECAUSE THE HERO ALWAYS HAS TO GET THE GIRL AND IT’S BEEN EIGHT YEARS BUT IT STILL RIPS MY INSIDES APART AND MAKES ME WANT TO CLAW MY EYES OUT AND I’LL STILL BE IN THIS PLACE IN ANOTHER EIGHT YEARS AND I’M GOING TO BE BITTER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE AND I’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO TRULY DIE HAPPY BECAUSE THIS IS ALWAYS GOING TO TORMENT ME. 

No caption, just look at their cute, unamused faces:

Just sit on him

(imagine if he had tho, imagine if we had canonical imagery of Napoleon sitting in Illya’s lap. What could have been.)

For a rare moment, we get actual five year old Illya Kuryakin:

 *SWEATS THROUGH THIS ENTIRE EXCHANGE* *LOOSES IT AT THE VERY END WHEN THIS HAPPENS HOLY SHIT, WRITERS*

So, really, everyone knows the h/c scene when Napoleon attempts his rescue of Illya but I would like to just take a moment and point out the unneccessary leg grabbing because these things are important to me

I’ve certainly never seen this cottage show up in an episode or three before, lmao

I wonder if Mr. Waverly is truly forgetful about what his agents are doing, just doesn’t give a shit, or if he just so used to Illya and Napoleon being balls deep in trouble all the time he stopped worrying about it years ago.