build & destroy

My head tells my heart to listen to reason. When my heart wants a fire, it will douse everything in gasoline. When it wants something good, it will devour goodness whole, wantonly licking the crumbs from the floor. My head will tell my heart to stop wanting everything so badly—to stop for a minute and think. But passion goes both ways, if your mind is as untamed as mine, growing haphazardly until flowers are coming out of your mouth and eye sockets. It is destroy and build, destroy and build until your hands are raw and you’re out of materials. And then it’s all over and what was the point? I felt for nothing because I destroyed everything
—  Zoë Lianne, “tell me that i’ll be okay / the girl with flowers growing out of her eyes”

Just re-watched 3x01 and I just don’t understand. We have the scene where Damon screams at Elena, telling her to stop looking for Stefan, stop hoping he’ll come back, etc etc, and we see her tear up and touch the necklace. Then later on, there’s that beautiful phone call scene between Stefan and Elena.

What I don’t understand is how we are meant to believe that this is the same night where Elena fell in love with Damon. There is absolutely nothing to suggest it. Nothing at all. She was furious with him in that episode when she found out that he had been tracking Stefan without her. #plotholes

Go ahead and continue to re-write Stelena, Julie. Make them out to be platonic, destroy their epic love, pretend it never existed. Your earlier seasons and earlier writing will always suggest otherwise. You will never be able to re-write their love story, not in my eyes, and hopefully not in any true fan of the show’s eyes either.

Twenty Questions for Mun or Muse

1. What’s your favourite colour?
2. What does your bedroom look like?
3. If a song played every time you walked in the room, what would it be?
4. What type of weather are you most like and why?
5. Run, hide, or fight?
6. What is your zodiac sign?
7. What should your zodiac sign be?
8. Arizona, California, New York, or Iowa?
9. What is your favourite painting?
10. Favourite sculpture?
11. Favourite band?
12. Create, build on, or destroy?
13. Used books or new?
14. Do you have any tattoos? What are they?
15. Favourite book quote?
16. Why do you think you exist?
17. Describe a physical representation of your mind.
18. Rotten, spoiled, or stale?
19. Mint, cinnamon or bubblegum?
20. Why is your name your name? Are there any stories on how you got it (make one up or something I guess)?

“Socialism is not in the least what is pretends to be. It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build, it destroys. For destruction is the essence of it. It produces nothing, it only consumes what the social order based on private ownership in the means of production has created … Each step leading towards Socialism must exhaust itself in the destruction of what already exists.”

Ludwig von Mises

Crush

It’s ironic how we can feel crushed over rejection from a crush. Well, maybe that’s why they call it a crush. Nine times out of ten, we crush on people we barely even know. Our minds pick up the littlest details & unconsciously build them up to be better than what they probably are. We create a illusion primarily based off of potential; characteristics & emotions that do not exist, or at least not yet. Many times we crush on those who are way out of our league. The feeling isn’t reciprocated & we’re momentarily crushed; not because we’re genuinely heartbroken, but because our illusion is destroyed. *Tip: Do not become infatuated with potential! -{YR, Simply-Complx}

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
—  Anyway poem 
It is remarkable that, however much we trouble about our health, however much care we take of ourselves, whatever wholesome and pleasant food and drink we take, however much we walk in the fresh air, still, notwithstanding all this, in the end we sicken and corrupt; whilst the saints, who despise the flesh, and mortify it by continual abstinence and fasting, by lying on the bare earth, by watchfulness, labors, unceasing prayer, make both their souls and bodies immortal. Our well-fed bodies decay and after death emit an offensive odor, whilst theirs remain fragrant and flourishing both in life and after death. It is a remarkable thing: we, by building up our body, destroy it, whilst they, by destroying theirs, build it up - by caring only for the fragrance of their souls before God, they obtain fragrance of the body also.
—  St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

anonymous asked:

Destroy Build Destroy

You blow up the car.

You put the car back together in a shittier form.

Andrew W.K. forces you to blow up that car, even as you cry, and wish for your parents to come.

What is this, what is this hellish work camp for minors where you are forced to endure of cycle of destruction, toiling away in the desert heat, and then laying waste to the fruits of your ill-gotten, involuntary labor.

Andrew W.K. leans into your ear, and whispers those words you can’t stand any longer…

“Put it back together again.”

God builds, He doesn't destroy

I’ve been following a lie for most of my reversion/conversion, which I think can be helpful for others:

God does not destroy His creation; God builds on what He has already made good.

In the fit of trying to root all sin out of my life, I started attacking or devaluing or ignoring the foundation stones of who I am: personality traits, talents, etc. If any part of me could lead to sin, it had to be cast out or hidden under a bushel basket, or so degraded that it was worthless. I thought sin = bad, therefore avoid/hate. And of course this led to a lot of self-confidence issues. I was in some way destroying and tolerating myself, not loving myself, failing to recognize the good (given by God) in me.

Because those very things within me that may lead to sin, if not vigilantly watched out for, are meant to give glory to God. They are meant to be on a lampstand and burn so that others may see the light (roll credits). The essence of who I am is light and salt to the world; God has made me good, and my talents are good, when I use them for Him and others, and not for myself.

So the idea that God wanted my destruction, wanted me so completely changed and made over, obliterated, miserably denying the things that make me who I am or make me happy, is wrong.

God does not destroy His creation. God is love, and love is creative. Love renovates, repurposes, recreates, makes new and builds upon the foundation that is already there, that is already good. It refines and makes better what is already innately present. It fulfills and completes what is already laid down. (He’s a carpenter by trade, remember?)

On the opposite side, lust is destructive. Lust enslaves, possesses, devalues, and destroys. There is no freedom, no creativity, no love in lust. It never is satisfied and even hates the foundation of whatever is it’s object. Lust does not allow for growth, for change, for improvement; it is a force of enslavement of the one who lusts and it’s object. And this is not God.

God is love; He calls us good; He wants to build upon the foundation of His creation, which is you and me. He will not destroy anything that is fundamental to your character; but He will destroy what is sin, what is wrong, what is evil, for that is what enslaves us and slowly kills us.

God takes care of His creation; He takes care of you. And if you ever think that something like God doesn’t like your talents or doesn’t like you, don’t believe it. God likes you as He made you. He doesn’t want to destroy you, but restore you to His Divine Image. He loves you, and so He’ll root out sin and vice, so you can be fully His and one day be with Him in heaven.

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith 
I didn’t know...

…that I needed the next Fallout to be simultaneously a Sims, Minecraft, base defense, animal companion, exploration/survival shooter until Bethesda told me so.