but as basically everything with him i can't take it seriously

my experiences with overwatch characters
  • genji: despite all the 'i need healing' memes, they're usually pretty nice. they know the entire team is watching and waiting for them to crash and burn
  • mccree: either spawn from hell or just here to have a good time (usually the latter). will probably try to say hi at the enemy spawn
  • pharah: very friendly. will almost never get their ult to go off but won't be salty about it. thanks healthpacks
  • reaper: KINKY. either cursed as shit or will say hello to anything and everything. anyone that mains reaper has dreamt of him crushing their head between his monster thighs
  • solider 76: VANILLA. it's okay though, most people want to fuck him but can't explain it
  • sombra: definitely only here to have a good time since she's basically useless until the devs give her a monster buff. if the player spams the boop voiceline you will hear that noise in your nightmares forever
  • tracer: very high chance they're gay. very high chance one of the enemy team will switch to tracer because they're annoying
  • ana: absolute sweethearts who will risk life and her other eye to keep you alive. secretly enjoys watching the person she's nanoboosted lose their fucking mind trying to make the most of it though
  • lúcio: again, really sweet. unless they're on ilios in which case he's public enemy number one and even if he's on your team you shoudn't trust him
  • mercy: probably picked healer because everyone else picked genji and hanzo. alternatively, a masochist. if the pistol is used a lot they probably mained medic in TF2 and don't fear god or death
  • zenyatta: most likely play competitive too much. another top tier picks for gays but they probably have clinical depression
  • symmetra: [flicking teleporter on and off] welcome to my reality welcome to my reality
  • reinhardt: in the top three most likely to say hi in spawn. please get behind him
  • roadhog: this one is skin dependent. normal roadhogs are like your weird uncle but roadhogs with the islander or junkenstein's monster skin are maniacs and will hook your entire ancestral line across the map
  • winston: i've only ever seen like three. cryptids
  • zarya: tied with tracer and zenyatta as a pick for gays. a good zarya will take your bullets and shove them back up your ass at mach-1 speed
  • d.va: the chaotic good of the universe. probably has play of the game before the match has even started
  • bastion: probably tried to play bastion in competitive once and that was enough. anyone that places him on that elevator thing in hollywood is a scorpio
  • hanzo: they take skirmish way too seriously
  • junkrat: THE CHAOTIC EVIL TO D.VA'S CHAOTIC GOOD. the sound of a riptire is actually an effective tactic to kill the enemy team irl because half of them will have a stroke out of stress
  • torbjörn: lava eating machine. all of them are cursed and i'm personally afraid of him
  • widowmaker: 57 shots, 1 kill. if they're using the odile skin they're probably a straight male
  • mei: fuck you to hell
waiting here for catastrophe

aka that buzz.feed unsolved serial killer!shane fic i only mentioned writing to like two people, no one is here for this but i’m posting it anyway
pairing: lowkey shane/ryan
rating: probably T? maybe M? there’s a severed head involved but no graphic descriptions of violence
content: mentions of murder, like i said there’s an instance of a severed head, this gets a lot more comedic than you’d expect, shane eats cocoa puffs 
on ao3

Ryan.” Shane breaks off and sits down again, slides his chair closer to Ryan’s, stares him down. “God, fuck, look at me, okay, I did this. I did this, this is my case, this is mine, everything you’re talking about—”

Ryan can’t help it: he laughs. It comes out a little anxiously, but it’s a laugh all the same, because Shane can’t really expect him to buy into this, right?

And Shane looks—well, murderous is either the wrong word or the right one. “I’m not kidding.”

“You really want me to believe—”

“You entertain all possible theories, right?” Shane says, exasperated and angry, and Ryan notices it’s the first time he’s ever said that seriously. “That’s what this stupid show is—that’s what you do. So entertain this one.”

All at once, it stops being funny. Something the size of a golf ball seems to lodge itself high in Ryan’s throat. He realizes it’s alarm, fear, a caged bird thrashing against the bars inside himself. He’s waiting for Shane to break, to burst into laughter, to say it’s all a stupid joke, but it doesn’t happen.

“What the fuck,” he croaks out.

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anonymous asked:

H-hi if it's not t-too much to ask can I have the RFA + saeran and v reacting to an MC crying and calling herself fat because she can't fit into her jeans anymore because of her huge belly bump? Cause ya know hormones? Thx bb ^^

I might add Saeran and V later to this but after writing the RFA I’m wiped out haha! I wasn’t quite sure what kind of belly bump you meant? Like pregnancy or period bloating or regular bloating or stress induced weight-gain idk any number of reasons our bodies do weird shit to absolutely ruin our days so I didn’t specify lol hope that’s alright!~

◉ Yoosung 

  • He’s super flustered at first because he doesn’t really know how to react???
  • Knee-jerk reaction is to run for advice from his mom or sister 
  • Has his phone in his hand ready to dial, but he also doesn’t want to leave you alone 
  • So he shoves it back in his pants pocket  
  • Brings you tissues and sits next to you 
  • Rubs your back 
  • He just stays really quiet but is there for you and lets you cry it out 
  • Pulls your head into his chest a bit 
  • If you call yourself fat his brows are knitting together in that classic Yoosung Angry Face™ and he will scold you immediately 
    • Stop it. Don’t talk about the person I love like that. Not only does it hurt you…but it hurts me, too. You’re perfect any way you are. And that’s that.” 

◉ Jumin 

  • He easily keeps a cool head as soon as you burst into tears
  • But he holds your hand
    • Shh, calm yourself… Stop crying and then explain to me what the problem is.”
  • Once you explain to him about your pants, a small smile creeps on to his face 
  • Although he thinks its absolutely ridiculous, it’s still cute that you’re worried about something so trivial 
    • “Is that all?”he gingerly sweeps the hair from your face with a light chuckle. “It’s just pants. If it means that much to you, I’ll have them re-tailored. I’ll buy you a whole closet full of brand new pants that fit you perfectly, if that’s what you want.”
    • “It’s…not about the pants, Jumin.”
  • He’s a bit confused until you explain to him how you feel about your weight 
  • He kisses the hand he is holding before making you look in his eyes 
    • I don’t see that at all,” he says seriously. “Your appearance doesn’t concern me. I love everything about you. Now, and forever.” 

◉ Zen 

  • When he stumbled upon you crying, his mouth dropped 
  • *makes that little ???? sound like his confused emoji in the chat room*
  • Tries to…distract himself…from the fact that your pants are just barely over your thighs 
  • Cups your face in his hands and kisses you 
  • That’s basically a cure for anything in Zens eyes 
    • “Why are you crying?” he asks quietly when he sits down on the bed next to you 
  • It makes sense once you explain it to him 
  • He works with actresses and actors who are constantly worried about their appearance and weight 
  • And even he has to keep an eye on himself 
  • But it hit a particularly painful part of him to see the person he cherishes most crying over something like that 
    • “Screw these pants, then!” 
  • Zen rips them off of you and throws them out of the room 
  • Gets down on a knee in front of you as you sit on the edge of the bed, placing a hand to either side of your hips 
    • “That pair of pants doesn’t mean a damn thing. I know. I could take you out to a store right now and you’d be a different ‘size’ in every designer. I see people all the time, killing themselves over a dumb number on a tag. I love everything about you, and it has nothing to do with you being able to button those jeans.”

◉ Jaehee 

  • She could kind of relate 
  • However, it was hard for her to form words enough to comfort you when she saw you crying 
  • For a minute or so she just kinds stood there in the doorway, stoically watching you stare at the jeans 
    • “Ugly.” she finally spoke 
    • “What?” you looked up with a sniffle 
    • “Those jeans. They’re hideous,” she said matter of factly 
  • The random outburst made you actually laugh a bit
    • “Brunt as usual,” you smiled 
    • “In fact,” she leaned against the door frame, “I was hoping in the next day or so that I could toss them in the trash while you were at work and maybe you wouldn’t notice”
  • You both began to giggle quietly, and she smiled as you wiped your tears 
  • Glad she could say anything to ease your discomfort and remind you how much she doesn’t care about your jeans or looks 
    • “Well, what are you just sitting there for? Let’s go get some new clothes that actually flatter your beautiful frame. I’ll drive.” 

◉ Saeyoung 

  • This was surprising
    • Wha-?! What happened?!” 
  • He was walking in the hallway eating chips when he heard muffled cries from the bedroom 
  • He immediately took to your side 
  • For a while he just let you cry while he sat close 
  • He wanted badly to pull you in to him but he didn’t think that it was the right time 
  • He nodded and listened to you between sobs 
  • But when you called yourself fat he felt a stab in his heart 
  • You noticed a somber look on his face 
    • “Honestly…I’ve been having the same problem with myself…” he said sadly 
    • “W-what? Really? But…” you wiped your eyes to look at him 
    • “Ya,” he admitted. “I never cared about how much honey buddha chips I ate, but when I couldn’t fit into my pants the other day, I…”
    • “Hey!” you grabbed his hand, “how could you…I love you! You’re so perfect and-”
  • Saeyoung looked up with a cheeky grin 
    • “Hah!” he poked your cheek. “See? You love me enough either way. Well, it’s the same for you. Do you see now?” 
  • You slapped his arm lightly for messing with you but you couldn’t help but smile at the realization 
    • “No matter how big, small, old or wrinkly we get,” he continued after giving you a quick innocent kiss, “we are stuck with each other, okay?” he smiled 

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100% scientific grading of all (most) Dragon Age companions/advisors


Alistair: Is a sweetheart who does his best and is a fantastic tank and has great hair, great sense of humor, I just want to hug him, rating: A+

Dog: Faithful, loyal, pees on things, (Happy bark!), rating: A+

Leliana: looks like a cinnamon roll but can actually kill you, likes the way you do your hair, is a sweetheart, rating: A+

Morrigan: will put a spell on you (and now you’re hers), #1 witch, becomes a great mom even though her own upbringing wasn’t that great, rating: A+

Oghren: goes into the Deep Roads to try to find his wife, doesn’t give a flying nug, rating: A+

Shale: is a giant rock, great voice, great backstory, rating: A+

Sten: so Qunari he makes the Arishok look small-time, learns over time to respect the Warden, rating: A+

Wynne: #1 Grandma, great healer, is playing the long game so she can troll everyone in Asunder, rating: A+

Zevran: Best accent, beautiful hair and skin complexion, “for you I would march into the Black City itself, never doubt it!”, rating: A+

Loghain Mac Tir: honestly you don’t have a daughter like Anora unless you’re kicking ass and taking names yourself, rating: A+


Anders: is fucking adorable, will save all cats, ~Anders’ spicy shimmy~, #1 healer but seriously make him an Arcane Warrior for a good time, rating: A+

Justice: Fade spirit just doing his best, wants to help everyone, looks good in plate, rating: A+

Nathaniel Howe: Loves Amaranthine, defends his family but also learns to see their faults, is definitely gonna bang my Cousland on top of his dad’s grave, rating: A+

Oghren: “You joined the Grey Wardens?  Really?”  “You said it would be hot!”  “WE WERE ROLEPLAYING!” rating: A+

Sigrun: oh my god she’s so cute but also smashes darkspawn in the face, DESERVES A BETTER ENDING for sure, rating: A+

Velanna: Goodnight shemlen b/c Velanna is coming for you, doesn’t give any shits, is prob. one of the biggest badasses in the series, rating: A+


Anders: WAS RIGHT, fuck the templars, how can one feathermage be so pure, has loved Hawke for three years oh my god? voiced by Adam Howden who donated money to a GoFundMe for my sister’s sick cat (true story), rating: A+

Aveline: WILL TANK ALL OF THEDAS, do no harm but take no shit, will beat Hawke’s ass if necessary, “real nice night for an evening!” rating: A+

Bethany: who’s the best BETHANY’S THE BEST, Hawke’s #1 biggest most supportive fan, definitely best haircare routine and the most pure, rating: A+

Carver: does his best, actually secretly loves Hawke deep down inside, they probably built pillow forts together as kids and were def. best friends, rating: A+

Fenris: best spiky broody elf in any franchise, prob. the smartest individual in the entire Kirkwall Crew honestly, trying his hardest to move on, voiced by Gideon Emery and everything that guy touches turns to gold, rating: A+

Isabela: #1 pirate queen, has a heart of gold and loves Hawke, she just loves Hawke so much????? she’s going to let the Kirkwall Crew live happily ever after on her pirate ship I’m so proud of her, rating: A+

Merrill: dESERVED BETTER in every respect, just wants to help everyone??? Loves Mahariel and Tamlen so mucH?? Merrill/FHawke is such a pure ship omg, rating: A+

Sebastian Vael: definitely tries his best and wants so hard to live up to his name, will shot you with bow, makes that outfit look honestly stylin’, #1 accent in all of the Free Marches, rating: A+

Varric: Actual #1 Bro™, there is no bro who has ever bro’d harder, HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH HAWKE IS honestly, probably the best friendship in any game, like this if you cry every tim, rating: A+


Blackwall: Can we discuss that beard tho, just doing his best, honestly the best banter, “What can a grey warden do?” “save the fucking world if pressed”, rating: A+

Cassandra: holy shit is htere a bigger badass in Thedas no there is not, did you guys watch the anime holy shit.  if she met Aveline it would be the unstoppable force meets the immovable object honestly, rating: A+

Cole: pure spirit child, “he’s only 12 years old and already more psychic than his dad” - dril, dies a lot when he’s in my party i’m sorry Cole, rating: A+

Dorian: actual most  styling man out there, had to leave Tevinter because he was so damn stylish he was putting the rest of the Imperium to shame, oh my god he’s just like, best friends with your Inquisitor and it’s so?? pure? rating: A+

Iron Bull: lmao it’s over for you if you get in trouble with this guy also the Chargers are basically? great? and he’s so good to Krem?? voiced by a guy who loves this job and loves video games, rating: A+

Sera: is gonna throw bees at your head and is looks good in plaidweave, deserves better, most unique accent in the series, has good taste in ladies, rating: A+

Solas: it was Egg who caused the trouble but honestly he’s doing his best, gets approval anytime you’re nice to like anyone, GREAT artist, i heard there was a secret chord that david played and it pleased the lord but you don’t really care for music do you? it goes like this the fourth the fifth the minor fall the major lift the baffled king composing hallelujah???  rating: A+

Varric: guess who’s back, back again, Varric’s back, and tbh he’s just so good and he helps everyone and is helping the inquisitor b/c he cares so much, rating: A+

Vivienne: WOW has anyone ever looked so goddamn gorgeous, probably not, way too stylish for you plebeians, i only wish i could raise myself to her level, but i also don’t want her to ever lower her standards which she would have to do to even talk to me, rating: A+

Cullen: has been through a lot of shit and come out surprisingly chill, admits his mistakes, loves dogs like all good Fereldans, definitely got that lip scar from Hawke though, rating: A+

Josephine: honestly the best fashion sense in Skyhold, those ruffles though, is very pure?? I just want to cuddle her on the couch forever, make her some rice krispy treats and then take her on a vacation because she deserves it, rating: A+

Leliana: Murderpope best pope, rating: A+

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you could give me some tips on outlining a fic? I have my character backgrounds down to a t, and I've been working on world building, but I've still been having trouble getting my ideas organized in a story format. Yours are always so well written and flow so nicely, I was hoping you had some advice! Thank you! 💕 (PS your newest fic is amazing and I can't wait for more!!!)

God I have been putting off answering this one too long because I Take Outlines So Seriously. In the last week I’ve probably written 30K words, and only about 7K was fic. The rest was the outline rough draft and then the outline final.


So I have literally a Process I use. My larger fics literally have a pre-production period that I have to work through before they are ready to be written.

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youvegotsuchabigheart  asked:

hi chash! this is for your holiday prompts! I'd like to request a bellarke angsty au where one of them gets into an accident and suffers from memory loss, in whichever universe you want and you can make it go however you want it to, thanks, can't wait to read it!

If anyone had asked, Bellamy would have said he’d love a second chance with Clarke Griffin, but no one ever really thinks about what a second chance means. What he wanted wasn’t a second chance, not really. He wanted Clarke to change her mind about him, but that’s not really a second chance.

A second chance, in its purest form, least desirable form, is when Clarke has a skiing accident over winter break and comes back to school with no memory of the last six months.

No memories of him at all.

Campus is small and he and Clarke have a decent number of friends in common, so he finds out about the accident from Raven, before he actually sees Clarke, and it sounds like, if not a joke, at least a hoax.

“Does that really happen?”

Raven shrugs. “Amnesia. It’s a thing. I guess the head trauma knocked the last few months out of her brain. She’s got a doctor’s note and everything.”

“Fuck. Is she okay? Have you seen her?”

“Not even pretending you don’t care, huh?”

“Seriously, Raven.”

She sobers. “I saw her, yeah. Not like she forgot me, but she’s pretty freaked out. The whole last semester is just–gone.”

“So, uh–what should I be doing? She won’t remember me, right?”

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Summary of Hamilton Songs
  • Alexander Hamilton: Yo I'm Alexander Hamilton and these are all the bitches I've fucked and/or fucked up
  • Aaron Burr, Sir: Let's see how many things rhyme with Burr (also BRRAAAAH BRRAAAAH)
  • My Shot: Hamilton's not throwing away his shot or the fucking mike like holy shit this song is good
  • The Story of Tonight: We are best buds and this song is in no way foreshadowing sad events what are you talking about lets have another round
  • The Schuyler Sisters: WERK BITCH
  • Farmer Refuted: Hamilton: "My dog speaks more eloquently" Everybody: "OOOOOHH!"
  • You'll Be Back: The king's an abusive boyfriend who can't let things go and is also really cute--DA DA DA DA DA
  • A Winter's Ball: We're reliable wITH THE LADIES!!!
  • Helpless: Eliza is a cinnamon roll who needs her happy ending stfu
  • Satisfied: Angelica fucking wrecks it like holy shit this song will bring me back to life
  • The Story of Tonight Reprise: "She's married to a British officer" "Oh shit..."
  • Wait For It: And we all fall in love with Burr cuz he tears this shit up
  • Stay Alive: "I'm a general! WEEEEEEEEEE!!!" (And Hamilton will fight anyone like holy shit boy calm the fuck down)
  • Ten Duel Commandments: The awesome sounding counting game of fUCKING DEATH
  • Meet Me Inside: Hamilton gets called to the principals office
  • That Would Be Enough: Dude seriously Eliza just wants you to not fucking die like how hard is that
  • Guns and Ships: Just...I just can't...just listen to this one fucking french asshole give it all he's got
  • History Has Its Eyes On You: Basically Washington telling Hamilton not to fuck up
  • The World Turned Upside Down: America wins the war and this shit is intense (also "Immigrants, we get the job done")
  • What Comes Next: The king is still bitter--"AWESOME! WOW!"
  • Dear Theodosia: Dads and their kids make me cry every time also we see parallels between Burr and Hamilton like holy shit this is cool
  • Non-Stop: Hamilton slow down you're scaring ppl
  • What'd I Miss: Jefferson arrives 15 minutes late with Starbucks
  • Cabinet Battle #1: EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTORY
  • Take A Break: Ok am I the only one who notices the beat of nothing when the sisters are like "Angelica, Eliza...the Schuyler sisters" like where the fuck is Peggy is she dead i think she's dead holy shit NO
  • Say No To This: Hamilton you dumb fuck say no to this
  • ...also Maria can belt like you won't believe
  • The Room Where It Happens: Burr is done with everyone's shit (also this song is life)
  • Schuyler Defeated: Burr drops some major foreshadowing with "I swear your pride will be the death of us all"
  • Cabinet Battle #2: "...France"
  • Washington on Your Side: Hamilton better watch his back
  • "Southern motherfuckin' dEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICANS!" "OH"
  • One Last Time: Washington has had enough of everyone's shit and is going home (like seriously he's the smartest person in this play he leaves before shit hits the fan)
  • I Know Him: Oh King George! We were wondering how you were doing...still creepy?...ok moving on
  • The Adams Administration: "Sit down John, you fat motherFUCKER"
  • We Know: Hamilton fucks up and no one's surprised at this point (also I love the little "No one else was in the room where it happened" addition from Burr like it just rubs salt in the wound here for their "friendship")
  • Hurricane: More Hamilton backstory/Wait For It Reprise
  • The Reynolds Pamphlet: SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN I REPEAT SHIT HAS HIT THE GODDAM FAN (also Angelica: "I'm not here for you" Everyone: "Oooooohhh!")
  • Burn: Ok let me just say Lin-Manuel Miranda has done such a good job with Eliza's character like for someone who we don't know anything about history wise, he really brought her to life in ways that make me want to cry
  • Blow Us All Away Reprise: philip no
  • philip no
  • PHILIP NO (also ha ha ha with the name of the song ha ha ha I'm laughing so hard I'm crying)
  • Stay Alive Reprise: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
  • It's Quiet Uptown: I'm dead there's no god there's no light at the end of the tunnel everything's helpless and there are tears flooding my cheeks
  • The Election of 1800: Everyone is thirsting after Hamilton like leave the man alone at this point dear god
  • Your Obedient Servant: Burr and Hamilton are passive aggressive af
  • The World Was Wide Enough: Reason for my death: Burr's "Wait!" when he shoots (and dear god I hope someone learns something from this like sometimes a fight isn't worth everything please I'm begging you learn to forgive)
  • Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: Eliza I'm so proud of you and I hope you find happiness in the end because I FUCKING DIDN'T THIS SHIT HAS ME BAWLING MY EYES OUT
  • ...time to listen to it all over again

anonymous asked:

You can't tease us and not share the jikook reading. We have to know what the universe has told you! Haha.

bahahhaahaha okay okay i just know there are gonna be a lot of people shitting on me for this but like honestly y’all don’t take it too seriously. (also this post ended up longer than expected so i’ll put everything under a ‘read more’)

i’m gonna try give just a quick run down of the reading so this doesn’t turn into like 20 pages lmaoooo if y’all don’t like my magic tarot mumbo jumbo just don’t read anymore okay? i’m too tired to argue with people on the internet. 

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anonymous asked:

isnt tony stark in civil war (616) really ooc? bc i can't really reconcile his actions (completely fucked up) with who he is in the iron man comics

aaaaaaaahhh yes 616 civil war, the eternal weight i carry on my worn out tony stark-obsessed shoulders

it’s a funny story anon

i was literally reading iron man: beneath the armor by andy mangels the other day, which basically lays out iron man history, and civil war is actually hilarious

you see, at one point in the planning process, tony was literally gonna be on the side you now know as steve’s, and steve was gonna be on the side we all now know as tony’s, but then they switched it, and that alone tells you how Legit the whole business was

the other good part is that tony’s character actually wasn’t there yet, you know, mentally or emotionally or ideologically in any level prepped for the civil war by the time the actual civil war books started coming out. so marvel hired a couple of writers specifically so that they could bridge that gap and bring tony to the civil war point. when civil war was already a thing


mark millar did not actually care about developing much of tony’s emotional arc beyond the immediately obvious stuff so bendis was the one who literally had to reconcile EVERYTHING in a single issue called “the confession” which is basically tony monologuing to steve’s dead body and like actually laying out emotional groundwork that explained what he was doing, and that only came out at the very tail end of the event. along with another one-shot, “casualties of war,” that also attempts to explain things, and the final issue of the “front line” series which i’m pretty convinced literally nobody read

note how?? the actual explanations for literally everything tony was doing only actually come to light at the very end of the event, in books that only the seriously tony-invested people cared to read lmao




tony leans utilitarian. this is true. civil war was basically a literal cheap excuse to pit heroes against heroes lmao a character study of what happens when tony goes FULL utilitarian. it literally does not matter what he’s doing like he could have easily been fighting for the other side if writers had tweaked the circumstances to make the other side be the thing that wins out tony’s moral calculus. how do i know this!! because this year apparently we’ll have aN ACTUAL COMICS CIVIL WAR 2 EVENT WHERE TONY WILL BE SIDING AGAINST THE POLICING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY FUCKED UP BUT MAY FUCK UP IN THE FUTURE LMFAO and better yet, the Canonical Iron Man Event which was used to justify tony’s “do whatever it takes!” civil war 1 behavior was the original armor wars event from iron man vol. 1, which is absolutely hilarious to me because armor wars is the event where iron man literally went rogue to ditch government regulation in the process of retrieving his technology lmfaO 


i do like civil war

i mean i do like the tony stark-centric civil war timeline that i choose to follow within the broader event that absolutely does not always cohere 

i mean it was definitely a different thing and it hurt like Fuck and yes, reading what i’ve read, what tony did actually came to make sense to me and i could reconcile it etc, but then there’s also the fact that i am a Dynamic sort of reader, you know, i am fully capable of realizing these cw circumstances were deliberately crafted by writers who wanted hero vs hero cage fighting and i don’t go around pointing to Specific civil war circumstances and taking them as characterizations cornerstones for tony, or steve, or anyone, i mean, what you should take away from this whole thing is NOT the specific political alignments and shit, you just gotta distill the personality traits reflected there and Go With It. civil war is not a Proof 616 Tony Is Pro- or Anti-Whatever arc, civil war is a Proof Tony Stark Will Not Only Risk His Life, But He Will Also Tarnish Himself And Sell Himself Out And His Principles Hardcore If You As A Writer Make The Conscious Decision To Push Him To The Edge Of The Fucking Abyss And He Thinks He’s Gonna Be Saving More People Than He Will Be Hurting arc

here’s the thing about civil war though, IT SOLD




don’t worry. you’re not alone in your concerns

awaybacktothen  asked:

hi i need you to ramble about LotS in your very special karen way okay thanks :D


Right off the bat, they got the formula right with Legend of the Seeker. I remember seeing an advert for it when I was in college, telling me to watch the first episode on ABC. And I was like “What. Is. This. Corny. Freaking. Fantasy. Show? SO. MANY. HOT. PEOPLE. I CANNOT MISS THIS.” 

So I sat down all by myself, ready to have a blast and laugh, and maybe not ever watch it again. And an hour later, I was like …. shaking …. it was that perfect.

Because, listen. Not only are most of the characters hot (yeah I’m shallow, fuck off I’m allowed), the creators of the show understand that fantasy fans are male, female, gay, lesbian, bi, and all the colors of the damn rainbow, from all walks of life, and they give us SO. MUCH. TO. LOOK. AT. 

But there’s that age-old cheesy fantasy element to it, with the melodramatic dialogue here and there, and the cheesy special affects that are the perfect balance, because it’s just a smidgeon better than Syfy Original Movies, but not SO good that it’s not a real fantasy show. AND it’s filmed in New Zealand, so the setting is SO GORGEOUS and perfect, but also they actually hire a bunch of actors who aren’t just white New Zealanders but also Māori folks, and they all struggle so much with the American accent that it just ADDS TO THE PERFECTION AND ENJOYMENT. 

And the heroes of the show get EQUAL. TIME. Richard Cypher is your typical farmboy who is actually THE SEEKER–the one and only savior of the New World and the Old World–and nobody ever told him he was adopted and actually all powerful–he never asked for any of it, but he embraces it and stumbles through it all the same, making mistakes, letting his altruism take control and effing things up sometimes in a way that makes you go (rolls eyes) RICHARRRRRRRD. And he is fucking HOT. Like, hot DAMN that body. And the pilot OPENS with that man chopping wood shirtless. Like, WAY TO KNOW YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC, SHOW. YAS. 

And then Kahlan Amnell is just…the most AMAZINGLY radical female fantasy character. She is a Confessor and INCREDIBLY powerful–sworn by ancient laws to be the protector of the Seeker, just as generations of Confessors before her have been, and she has the power to make you do or say anything she wants you to…at a cost. And oh my God the ANGST of it is so beautiful, because they basically become her slave and it’s really upsetting and sad because death is the only way to break the spell, so she deals with guilt and responsibility ALL THE TIME. But also she is HOT and she fights with her long black hair all out and the show makes sure to make everything all slow motion so that EVERY EPISODE has at least two or three scenes of the PUREST HAIR PORN. ALSO she wears this stunning-ass white flowing dress with bitchin’ sleeves so you get a lot of white dress and sleeve porn too.

And then there’s Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander, an all powerful old man WEIRD-LOOKING wizard who’s been protecting Richard as he grew up in his foster home, safe from the powers of evil, pretending to be the crazy naked man who keeps chickens. SERIOUSLY. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. HE’S THE CRAZY NAKED CHICKEN MAN. BUT ACTUALLY THE MOST POWERFUL WIZARD EVER AHAHAHA! And he’s absolutely hilarious and grumpy sometimes, but also such a sappy old man with a heart of gold, and he loves to eat food even though he’s super tall and skinny.

The three of them travel around and fight against Darken Rahl who is ALSO KINDA HOT BY HIS OWN RIGHT even if his hair is icky kinda … The Seeker is supposed to defeat Darken Rahl and save the people from his evilness and his evil D’Haran army. 

And the romance with Richard and Kahlan will IMMEDIATELY drown you. YOU WILL DROWN. And if you aren’t into hetero-love, there are the Mord-Sith who are basically an army of tight leather wearing torturess women warriors who are part of Darken Rahl’s army. And because they’re a bad ass order of women warriors, a few of them are sexually fluid. And it isn’t even male-gaze-y. Like, one of the Mord-Sith who becomes a regular character in season 2, Cara–I’LL GET TO CARA–is unashamedly and unabashedly bisexual. She has relationships with women and men in the show. But Cara. is. so. amazing. Such depth and inner angst and viciousness but she’s soft putty deep down … like if Rosa Diaz from Brooklyn-99 actually acted on the torturous threats she makes (and acted on her bisexuality AMIRIGHT???????) … HER EYE ROLLS ARE THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. SERIOUSLY.

But the plot is just GREAT. We see them saving lives and stopping to help people, making mistakes, having to deal with their own inner demons…everything is just so beautiful. And the angst is GREAT. And it’s legitimately FUNNY sometimes, and heartwarming other times. And it hurts sometimes and feels really good other times.

There are so many orders of women who are leaders, sorceresses, fighters … they have so much depth, too. They aren’t just the stereotypical “damsel in distress”, nor are they the stereotypical “STRONG WOMAN” …. Even women who are generally just villagers have moments in which they rise to the occasion to do what’s right and there’s just so much awesome strength and depth in even side characters who are women.

The show was on network TV, but still dealt with sexuality in such an open, normative way … not just by showing bisexual characters and same sex relationships, but also by unabashedly addressing sex and even playing with sex/pain/torture with the Mord-Sith. Like ….. holy shit.

I’ll forever be upset and bitter that Legend of the Seeker was only allowed 44 episodes. Fuck ABC and fuck folks who thought it was a stupid cheesy show and didn’t turn it on when it first aired. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO CREATED THIS SHOW DESERVED BETTER. THE FANS DESERVED MORE.

But I’ll cherish every single one of those 44 episodes because they’re PERFECT, flaws and all. The flaws are part of its charm.

Seriously, y’all. Turn on Legend of the Seeker. 

anonymous asked:

after everything that took my interest in the liveshow i thought i can't wait to read your thoughts on it. have any? x

i’m not in the greatest headspace and probably can’t rewatch this ls so i think i will do things a bit differently today and just share some of the best messages i received from people on the liveshow. i always feel bad bc i spend a lot of time writing my own thoughts and then tend not to a good job sharing other people’s thoughts that they take the time to send to me so hopefully their words can speak to what i don’t have the ability to think/write about today. 

While I found dans ls pretty unextraordinary, his whole sexuality talk was really great. There is a large group of his fans who are not straight, and many of those, myself included, may be struggling with figuring ourselves out. Hearing him talk about things like that and how important it is for individuals to make their own decisions on how they want to label themselves is something I really needed to hear.

i really liked this liveshow!! honestly dan talking about labels and how they can be a good thing but can also be unnecessary made me super happy. i feel like he was just really saying the first things that came to mind with that whole “daniel lester” “good suggestion” and the openness when it came to talking about sexuality. and the way he talked about it, like he’d given the matter a lot of thought beforehand, was just very interesting. idk, just my take

well that’s that, dan officially referred to himself as formless blob after using that exact same term to describe people who choose to exist without a label.

dan mentioned the validity of asexuality again today and I’m crying again??? he is so good

the whole sexuality bit was really great and uplifting and validated a lot of what i’d written about the topic this week, in terms of people’s unrelenting pressure for dnp to place an explicit label on their sexual preferences and then share that with us. the compulsion to treat your sexuality as an intrinsic and widely shared part of your identity is great for some people but not as good for others and i love that dan gave voice to the people who might be questioning and uncomfortable with placing one static label on their experiences. this was also the furthest i think he’s ever gone in basically embracing the label of queer (when someone said it was a good umbrella term and he immediately said “it is” and talked about how it encompasses everything that’s not normative. he then defined what those normative groups would be and pointedly didn’t include himself in that group.) as anon above said, he also either consciously or subconsciously referred to himself in the exact same way as he suggested to another person to describe themselves if they didn’t want to label their sexuality (i.e. formless blob). and then of course,,, the sucking balls comment. the way he was weirdly enthused about the “your hair is like my sexuality” comment. good stuff. 

I love the way you criticize Dan and Phil (in a respectful way) and point the things you don’t like about them. I wanted to know what do you think about Dan saying that he likes that he has a diverse audience, with different tastes, ages and humor. To you this doesn’t have anything to do with all the tween girls thing? Also I have seen a lot of comments that want them to play lis to see what choices they make (and well, the game is about choices, so that’s not actually weird)

yep i thought dan did a good job walking back some of the instinctive criticisms he’d made towards his audience earlier in the ls. as i said, he does a pretty good job trying not to explicitly play into “fangirl” stereotypes but that doesn’t change the fact that his instinct is to mock/tease them and take them less seriously. so i don’t know. i feel on the fence about it. 

regarding the ‘play life is strange!!!!’ crowd: i agree that a lot of people have been spamming them to do that, and talking about how it’d be interesting to see the decisions they make. i also understand why the idea of that makes dan extremely uncomfortable. what i didn’t agree with was the way he assumed a high-pitched annoying voice to make fun of the people who were asking him to do it, and then the way he was sort of making fun of how people would be so into watching him and phil make moral decisions. his voice was dripping with sarcasm and mockery and it felt really rude to me. he talks about how people will psychoanalyze him and how it’s all dumb because you can’t tell anything about him from what he does on a youtube video … which obvi hits me personally a little bit hard bc all i do is sit here and think about his personality based on what he does on youtube and what he says in live shows lol so once again im just like ??? lol why do i do this? i mean he’s wrong, blatantly. you can tell a LOT about him from what he does on youtube and what he says in live shows and whatever, but as before i’m sort of put in the position of wondering if all of this rambling is actually invasive and disrespectful ,, who knows

it’s worth adding that dan was not only rude repeatedly to the audience but also to phil at one point? when someone in the chat asked what to do when anime is better than reality he said something like “just settle for someone who is definitely more disappointing than your fav anime character,” like referring to himself which is .. interesting .. i mean it’s def the same type of joking way he talks about phil but he delivered in a much more deadpan and dry way than his usual joking tone so it was just .. weird.

(edit, adding this bc it’s great): i love how proud he seems to be of the dapg channel!!!! he just keeps promoting it and saying it’s really funny and telling people to go watch it. it makes me really warm to know that even if he has been having some issues with dinof, he still is making something he’s happy with (as someone who works w creative things, i understand how frustrating it is to make things you don’t think are good enough, even when other people tell u it’s fine)

yes. he so happily sponned dapg and that made me happy to hear. it’s clear that it’s playing the same role it did back in december for him when he explicitly told us that making gaming vids w phil was what he needed at that moment for his peace of mind and his happiness (as opposed to ‘being existential and sarcastic’ or something along those lines on dinof) 


chat: daniel lester

dan: good suggestion!!!!!!

me, instantly craving death .. 

other notes: the allusion to hating the apartment for its noisiness at the end. they gon move. the constant allusions to how stressful and tiring the last two weeks have been. they’re definitely working on some stuff. it will be interesting to see what it is and when it comes to light. the whole talk about watching ‘get out’ and dealing w the annoying person who wouldn’t stop being loud was really funny, esp bc it involved YET ANOTHER reiteration that phil gets anxious in social settings. why are they both really pushing that so hard these days?? it’s def interesting to me. i also liked that when someone suggested he play dungeons and dragons he immediately related it to phil. and to sum all of that up, the twitter reply to the person that edited ‘me and phil’ onto his forehead was gold. ‘tldw’ or ‘too long, didn’t watch’ (a play off of ‘tl;dr’ which means ‘too long didn’t read,’ which is used as a way to summarize really long posts/articles, for those who were confused) so he’s basically saying that if anyone doesn’t want to watch the ls bc it’s too long, that picture is all the summary you need. i mean,,, he’s not wrong. at least he’s self aware. 

(live show: dan or the grim reaper? scientists can’t tell - 3.21.17)

“The Family Man” X-Files Edition.  A take on a Mulder family Thanksgiving.

I am not an AU fanfic person.  I tend to skip over them, because I want to read about the Mulder and Scully I know and love within the context of the series I know and love… Yes, I am a narrow minded little square, you are correct.

But hypocrite that I am, I have actually had an AU fic idea knocking about in my brain for months - whenever I see an AU fic post on my feed it’s like BAM! REMEMBER ME?!

But the AU part drove me mad, so I decided to come up with a way that made it not AU.  So… I will just word vomit it out, and hopefully it will go away!  Here’s hoping.

So the basic premise is taken from the film The Family Man.  If you haven’t seen it, basically Nicolas Cage is a very wealthy and successful businessman who wakes up one day to find his life has completely changed.

I can’t remember if it’s an angel or a spirit or something, but an entity of some sort changes one thing about his life and wants him to see how different his life turns out as a result.   The change is that instead of leaving his college girlfriend years earlier (played funnily enough by Tea Leoni), they stay together and get married.  The result of that one change is huge.  In this new life he has two children, a family home, and he’s not a wealthy businessman, he’s a salesman.  Between the two of them, they earn just enough to keep them all afloat.

He hates it at first, and tries his hardest to get back to his old life, before realising that he actually doesn’t want that life anymore - he realises he doesn’t need all the success and power and money, all he really wanted was love - and so when he is returned to his old life, he tracks down his college girlfriend and the film ends.

So my X-Files twist on this, is that Mulder is also given the chance to see what his life would have been like with one single change… That change is if his sister hadn’t been abducted.

Mulder wakes up to find himself back at Oxford years earlier.  He is packing to return home to Massachusetts for thanksgiving.  He remembers this day vividly, and that going home again was awful - his parents divorced, both living alone.  He couldn’t get back to Oxford fast enough.

But this time is different, he gets a call from Samantha who is calling to make sure he is definitely coming home this year, as he never comes home for the holidays.  Mulder is stunned - doesn’t have a clue what is going on.

But decides he won’t find out staying in England, so he gets on a plane back home.

He knows he can’t contact Scully, because at this point in time, he and Scully do not know each other yet.  He’s on his own trying to work out how to get back to his life.

He comes to realise that in this universe, his sister was never abducted and his parents never divorced.  He sees them happy and still in love - living in their family home.  It’s heartbreaking to see what he never had.

Then he learns that his sister is in medical school, and will be bringing her best friend home with her because her father is in the navy and is stationed overseas for the holiday season and had nowhere else to go.  

Oh you fucking know what’s going on here now, don’t you.

Yep, Samantha Mulder went to med school and befriended one Dana Scully. 

Mulder can’t help himself, and decides to indulge his curiosity, so puts trying to get back to his old life on the back burner to spend time with not just his sister, but this young Dana Scully - the Scully he never knew.

He finds himself feeling drawn to her; this younger, freer, less guarded version of his partner.  They spend more and more time together and over the course of the holiday.  

Then Samantha points out to her brother that he’s in love with Scully.  He denies it, but she tells him she can tell - he’s looking at her like he’s known her all his life - she’s never seen him look that way with anyone.

As New Year rolls around, Mulder realises he is in love with Scully - not just this young Scully, but the Scully he knows - his partner.  As the countdown for the new year approaches, he moves in to kiss young!Scully, but suddenly everything goes black.

He wakes up in his apartment, back to his old life.  Was that just a dream?  He isn’t sure.  He immediately calls Scully.  

It’s such contrived nonsense, I know… but the idea of this has been tormenting me!  Also, these picture helped me along.

melemillion-deactivated20171129  asked:

for the question meme you just reblogged: KiriBaku with 3, 9, 15, 18, 23, 31, 42, 46 && TodoKami with 1, 8, 19, 25, 27, 35, 41, 44

Domesticity questions


3. how did the relationship start?

It started two years after Kirishima confessed. Bakugou is slow in the uptake of that thing called feelings. Though they did remain very close friends even after Kirishima confessed. It was only when Kirishima is choking from soda that Bakugou realized that yeah, he’s in love with this guy.

9. do they act different in public and at home?

They actually don’t. They’re both very natural around each other, just like the way there are since the beginning. Sure the more intimate things like kissing only happens at home, but other than that, everything is basically the same.

15. what habits of the other drives them crazy?

Bakugou’s habit of asking anyone he just met if they wanted to fight him. Because seriously, he always does this omg.

Kirishima’s habit of living his socks everywhere drives Bakugou insane.

18. who uses all the hot water?

Kirishima does. Bakugou actually don’t use them. He doesn’t like bathing with hot water because he gets sick, so he lets Kirishima use them all.

23. who steals the blankets?

There’s no need to steal a blanket when Bakugou is a human furnace, in Kirishima’s most humble opinion. Bakugou on the other hand, would like to steal that blanket because Kirishima’s body temperature is lower than normal, thank you very much.

31. what do they do when they’re away from each other?

Actually, they call each other but not all the time. They allow each other to do their individual thing, and both are always content to just hear the other’s voice whenever they could. There are no constant updates of what they are doing because they may be together, but they are also separate people. Though if one is on a trip (say with their respective family), they send pictures to make the other jealous (”This place looks nice; I bet you wish you were here.”) 

42. what are little gestures they do for each other?

The soft, gentle, and comforting touches they offer each other when one needs comfort. The way Kirishima remembers what each smallest shift in Bakugou’s body language mean. The way Bakugou runs his fingers on Kirishima’s hair when Kirishima is upset by something, like a mission gone wrong. Those kind of things.

46. (added) morning routine?

Kirishima is the only one who actually had a morning routine tbh.  Bakugou sleeps till noon, and Kirishima knows not to wake him up. Though he would watch Bakugou sleep before he gets off their bed.



1.how did they first kiss?

It was actually an accident. See, Todoroki tends to not pay attention to where he was going, and sometimes, when you don’t pay attention… you tend to bump in to someone.. namely Kaminari Denki aka the crush. 

8.do they have pets?

They want to have one, a cat maybe, but they don’t know if they can take care of it. So no. They don’t have a pet.

19.who does most of the cleaning?


No one can trust Todoroki and Kaminari to clean after themselves. Their apartment will look like a dump site if not for their good bro.

25.who does the groceries?

Not Todoroki; he had no idea how to grocery shop, and certainly not Kaminari; he will overspend on unnecessary things.

It’s Bakugou. Save him.

27.who leaves their stuff lying everywhere?

Both of them oh my god. Socks everywhere. Worn clothes on the coffee table.

35.how often do they go on dates?

No time for “real” dates, but their dates always mean “doing something together that isn’t hero duties”

41.what would they do if the other one was hurt?

It really depends on what kind of hurt. Hurt caused by their own clumsiness? Kaminari would be laughing his butt off at Todoroki; when it’s Kaminari who’s hurt, Todoroki will just pat him on the head or something. But when it’s caused by someone else? Well there’d be hell to pay. Hurt Kaminari in anyway and Todoroki will not hesitate to use his fire side to burn the culprit to crisp.

44. do they feel they see each other enough, or do they have activities that take too much of their time?

They definitely see each other enough. They share an apartment after all. Plus, they do work on the same hero agency. So they definitely see each other all the time.

The Glowy Eye Thing

Okay, so I’m having thoughts. And as I said, I read some good counter-arguments (I think this particularly post chain is very interesting), but my thought is still a bit different and even Bobo’s tweet can’t change my mind on that because imo, what Bobo says doesn’t negate my view.

I thought while watching the first time that the fact that we were shown Mary two times in a row is going to be significant, and I still think it is. In the first vision we see Jack dreamwalking with Derek into the church and to Mary, and then it stops. We then have Jack say “It’s easier if I show you” and he proceeds to show the same again in fast forward, but this time he focuses on Mary’s pain. Which makes sense, kind of, because they already know what this world looks like.

But on viewing it further, it kind of feels… off? Right after Jack sees Mary we have the shot of Derek stopping because he can’t take it anymore, but somehow Jack is still able to show them Mary getting tortured which plays a huge part in nudging the brothers in the “right” direction, i.e. wanting to save Mary.

And boy, does Dean, doesn’t he? I could basically hear thousands of Supernatural fans crying out, screaming “Dean what the fuck did you just do?” when he threatened Kaia. Now I don’t believe he really would have killed her but it was still a vast overreaction. I know someone compared it to the way he threatened Chuck in Season 4, but imo that’s not the same. He legit pulled a gun, put it to her head and screamed at her. If that had been me, I would have probably broken down crying, seriously. This isn’t just a “you’ll come with us, no discussion”. It’s a huge threat and it was a huge shock for everyone involved.

For me, that just isn’t Dean. I can understand that some people see it that way and I DO understand where he was coming from but I don’t understand the method. It’s like with Cas when he was trying to protect Jack – I can understand that itself, but I will never understand him just leaving Sam and Dean around in a dark park at the Angel Portal.

So my theory is that while Jack doesn’t deliberately or maliciously influences people he definitely does something to them when showing them this vision. It’s like… tunnel vision? You only have one goal, and do a lot of things to accomplish it. It doesn’t diminish all of your free will exactly, but it does provide a focus that maybe otherwise wouldn’t have been there.

I think it was important that Jack was talking about giving them what they wanted the most but while talking to Kaia they were all talking about need.They need something to accomplish their goal. It’s not about want, it’s about need, and I think that kind of furthers my point? Because needing something isn’t good.

I think Dean’s behavior can’t just be explained by him being shocked because they left Mary that way – he already acknowledged a few episodes ago that hey, maybe Mary is alive, and he must have known back then that that means torture for her. It isn’t exactly new information, and while I can see it invoking a flashback to hell I still don’t think it makes Dean resort to threatening people this way.

Then we also have the interactions between Jack and Kaia.

Jack tells Kaia “You wish that things could have been different.” He wants to show her “everything. It’s amazing.” (Sidenote: when exactly did he show this to Derek?)

And within 5 seconds we have Kaia going from grumpy to being overjoyed. 5 seconds. Look. That shouldn’t be possible. This girl never believed in anything, and regularly took drugs in order to suppress her power. It looks more like Amara promising bliss than anything.

Unlike the vision with Sam and Dean, we don’t get shown what Kaia sees. It’s like with Cas who got to see paradise although we’re never shown that. It’s mysterious and doesn’t bode that well for me because while I love Jack I don’t think that this is something he should be doing.

Again, I don’t think he’s doing this maliciously, but he is showing people things to make them do certain things, and that is not good.

He deliberately showed Sam and Dean graphically how his mother was tortured and screaming for help, he deliberately showed Kaia and Cas something that’s super amazing and paradise-like. And we don’t know how much of this is true yet.

anonymous asked:

hi i'm just curious! what flaws do you think kojuro has? i'm doing his ms noww but as far as i can tell his only flaw is being bad at cleaning ): but he's so attractive lmaooo i can't decide whether i like him or not

Hi there, anon! Glad you are doing his Main Story, even though I’m certainly biased, Kojuro’s is one of my favorite and one of the reason why I fell for him! Anyway, it is quite a tough question, isn’t it? I mean, he is seen as a flawless person much by players but also by in-game characters, so, does Kojuro have any flaw? Yes, of course he does, and I’m not just talking about his bad cleaning behavior either. I played all Kojuro’s events so far so I think I do know enough about the man but maybe I’ll miss some informations and I know there are new stuff that got introduced in KoiRan. I’ll try to explain everything the best I can, it’s certainly a bit longer than I intended to write first but I thought that context is always an important part on how I see things. I might have forgotten some informations and apologize in advance if so but I think it should show pretty much that Kojuro has flaws, like anyone else.

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anonymous asked:

How does the portrayal of the Jedi younglings/padawans in the comics fits with their portrayal in SW: The Clone Wars? In the show the children are led to be supportive of each other, and they are. Even Petro learns that lesson. In light of that, I really can't take this stuff about teachers ignoring obvious bullying seriously. It seems to me that whoever wrote the comics was looking for an easy way to create angst and gain sympathy for the protagonist.

@thewillowbends replied to my bullying post commenting on how, in rigid societies, the nail that sticks up will get pounded down and I think that’s part of it. Anakin didn’t fit. The Council didn’t especially want him to begin with and only took him on because Obi-Wan insisted. They were afraid of him and his power and were concerned about him getting too big for his britches. The idea that they would tacitly condone him being bullied by his jealous peers seems entirely in line with their desire to see him reminded of his place.

With Caleb, the kid is obviously irritating as hell as far as they’re concerned. The Jedi didn’t like to be questioned. They don’t want someone continuously asking ‘why’ when their answer basically boils down to ‘tradition’ and ‘because I said so.’ Thinking and questioning in a cult setting (which the Jedi certainly are) is not to be encouraged because it’s dangerous. Again, their tacit approval of his bullying makes it clear that this is what happens when you question their authority without them having to be the bad guy.

The kids in the Clone Wars get along and are told to be supportive of each other because they are already everything a Jedi should be. They’re the top of their class. They think the sun shines out of Yoda’s ass and everyone on the Council are their heroes. They don’t need to be brought low the way that Anakin and Caleb do. That said, of course the comic authors were trying to up the angst and sympathy, that’s what authors do. But just because the ‘good’ and popular kids were told to support each other in the face of possibly freezing to death and pirates doesn’t mean that the weird and difficult ones weren’t getting shat on elsewhere. 

Hi. I am a Muslim...

I was just scrolling through twitter, you know, keeping up with the insanity that is US politics (I still can’t believe this shit man), and I happened to come across this tweet: (I’m on mobile so I can’t add pics)


Do people honestly believe this? Because I, a Muslim woman who chose to wear the hijab, completely disagree with all of what that picture says. People are so misguided that they believe that RAPE and PAEDOPHILIA and FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION(FGM) are supported in Islam????

This entire tweet stands against EVERYTHING I, as a Muslim, believe. I cannot sit by idly while ignorance and false accusations are widely spread about the world’s currently largest growing religion, practiced by over 1.6 BILLION people.

You seriously cannot argue with me over the fact that almost 2/7 of the world’s population is Muslim. You cannot argue with me over the fact that MOST victims of terrorism today are MUSLIMS. Do people even know what being a Muslim is about? Have people actually looked up Islam? Did they learn about the rich history behind the 2ND largest religion IN THE WORLD?

Let me just outline my religion for you real quick. Islam is, just like Judaism and Christianity, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion that stems from the Middle East(again, just like Judaism and Christianity). In Islam, we are taught to be respectful and accepting of all people, no matter their race, creed, religion, etc… The 5 Pillars of Islam are the 5 basic rules that all Muslims should follow. They are:
1) Al Shahada ana la ilaha illa Allah, meaning “bearing witness that there is no god but God”,
2) Salah, meaning “Prayer” which we are supposed to perform 5 times a day at sunrise, noon, afternoon, sunset, and during the evening,
3) Sawm Ramadan, meaning “Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan”
4) Zakat, meaning “Charity or Alms to the poor”,
5) Hajj liman istata'a, meaning “performing the pilgrimage to Makkah, if you are able to” at least once in your life time.

Please explain to me how people who believe in God, take the time to pray to Him 5 times a day, and give charity are awful human beings?

I think it’s also worth mentioning that the word “Jihad” itself has been severely warped by the media. “Jihad” in Arabic means “working hard towards a goal” and when applied to religious prospects, it means being a good Muslim, praying and trying to bring yourself as close to God as possible. If it means anything to anyone, I go to a Baptist university, and people here are so devoted to God and worshipping Jesus that I honestly don’t know what to call their actions other that Jihad, because they are actively working to build a closer, better connection to God and Jesus. It’s the same exact thing.

I could honestly go on for DAYS about how wrong that post is. I will not be complacent and quiet about these issues. I will not be silenced. I will continue to do my best to educate the people around me, to help them understand what it means to be a true Muslim. I will not sit by and let people revel in their ignorance.

Not dependent. Personally and emotionally bonded.

So in this moment, Olivia pretty much totally dismissed the fake boyfriend set-up having much of anything to do with Fitz, and placed it squarely on her and what she wants and needs. And apparently she wanted and needed Jake to be with her as part of this. Fitz and his feelings about it be damned. As @jamaicanheaux mentioned quite a while ago, “Olivia only pined for [Fitz] when she was within his presence” (and sometimes not even then…). Otherwise she was totally fine, because…well, we know why. But boy can she pine for some Jake. And as I’m about to ramble on about, no it’s not because of a dysfunctional or crippling dependency. She wants him in her life, and in many ways, she needs him, but not in order to basically function or live her life. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I was just thinking about the V route today, and I realized that Yoosung's basically the biggest Rika stan ever: seriously, practically everything he says in regards to V and Rika has been said by Rika stans at one point or another. My question is: was that on purpose? Part of me doesn't think that it is, because it could simply be the writers taking his Rika worship to the logical conclusion, but I can't help but think that the similarities are eerie.

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… Oh my, nonnie. You’re asking the difficult questions here.

I’ve been trying to avoid getting in The Discourse regarding this particular topic because it’s a kind of negativity/toxicity that I don’t wish to feed, either by criticizing or by commenting. However, I will try to address this as neutrally and politely as I can while trying to skip the, uh, more controversial parts of the whole debate. 

When you ask me if it was on purpose that Yoosung’s arguments mirror those of Rika apologists’, I suppose you mean to ask if Cheritz intentionally borrowed those fans’ arguments in order to include them in the game proper and offer criticism. If that’s so, then my answer is a clear and blunt no

Cheritz takes feedback from the fandom and I’m quite sure they remain in touch with what we all want: They recognize the characters we love/hate, they are aware of the memes and sometimes even include them as a nod to the fandom, but no individual, or group of individuals, are important enough to be included in the narrative or to even influence the direction the story takes. 

Now, it is not a coincidence that Yoosung and certain apologists have eerie parallels, because both have the same motivations and make the same mistakes when analyzing Rika.

Now, I’m not talking about Rika fans nor anything like that, she’s an incredible character and antagonist. I’m talking about the fans that are in denial about Rika’s crimes and mistakes, and are dead-set on reinterpreting canon in order to favor a particularly one-dimensional and flat-out wrong perception of Rika… Like Yoosung was, at one point.

Let’s mention the similarities: 

  1. Yoosung and certain apologies have already formed a favorable mindset regarding Rika for multiple reasons. In Yoosung’s case is how much Rika motivated him to become the person he is right now, while for certain apologists this might be because they identify with a confirmed mentally ill character and her plight, because they are attracted to Rika, because they agree with her worldview, because of empathy, or a combination of all. 
  2. This mindset is set in stone, and subsequently any new bit of information that they get either fits this mindset and it’s assimilated quickly, is bend to an impossible degree so it can fit as well (even if the original message gets lost) or it gets discarded and ignored, if so happens that said information doesn’t suit their needs. This phenomena is called confirmation bias and it’s surprisingly common everywhere. 
  3. When we (and I mean ALL of us) grow fond of a character, or a person our emotions are involved and not exactly the logical parts of our brains, so Yoosung and the apologists’ protective/in-denial mindset towards Rika is emotional, not logical, therefore you cannot make them change their minds with words and logic unless they themselves make the choice to stop feeling the emotions that encourage said fondness. Only an individual epiphany can stop this behavior. 
  4. Subsequently, when faced against a fact too big to ignore that absolutely proves them wrong about something deeply emotional for them… Things don’t exactly go down the logical way. When Yoosung said that “Maybe Rika had a good reason to harm V’s eyes” or when an apologist says that “Rika did not abuse V, because he pondered what it was like to be blind and she only gave him what he wanted”, they don’t say it because it’s a logical conclusion they believe in (odds are that in a different context both would agree that “there is no excuse to physically assault your partner”), but they say it because they are getting cornered and, since they are deeply emotionally involved in their mindset regarding Rika, they feel attacked and can, and will, resort to irrationality to push a point if there is no rational argument that can possibly back it up. 
  5. The use of an scapegoat, in this case V, in order to take off Rika’s shoulders the mantle of antagonist. If V takes the weight of all of Rika’s actions she will be free to avoid responsibility for her morally reprehensible actions. The fact is that some really shady stuff happened, and since these issues cannot be ignored (as they’d prefer), the only option is to pass the burden onto the next person most involved, and that is V. In order to do this, Yoosung and the apologists resort to what I described in Point 2: Accept the information that fits their mindset, bend the information that they can bend so that it is more in-line with what they want, and ignore any contradictory information that might disprove them… Sometimes even resorting to fictional possibilities in order to do so.

The difference between both sides, though, is that Yoosung eventually comes to learn and understand that Rika and V are unreliable narrators. That is, he managed to stop his emotions from clouding his judgement. He loved Rika, he was depressed about her unresolved death, and he channeled his grief by remaining in denial and blaming V. But eventually… Yoosung recognized that he couldn’t let his emotions blind him to what was happening right in front of him when the facts where so overwhelming. He realized that he cannot trust V when he says everything is his fault, and that he cannot trust Rika when she says everything is V’s fault, because they both give an unreliable account of the events. 

Yoosung looked at the facts in the face, glanced at the evidence and, despite his grief, got the courage to accept Rika for who she was instead of idealizing his mental image of how he thought Rika should be.

I believe some folks can learn a thing or two from Yoosung.