change his mind

anonymous asked:

To add to your list of historical gays plato thought that straight people were abominations and that gay people were the only natural beings

Plato wrote that same-sex lovers were more blessed than ordinary mortals. But then he changed his mind, describing the act as ‘utterly unholy’ and ‘the ugliest of ugly things'” 

i think we can pinpoint the exact moment plato broke up with his bf

So while writing “Talk to me” and “Stay with me”, I spent quite a lot of time thinking about why Izuku of all people was the one who give Toshinori his will to live back – since we have seen quite a lot of people worrying about Toshi before, telling him to tone it down, to be careful, take care of himself. Reminding him that he could – would – die if he kept going. It wasn’t them that change his mind, though, but Izuku.

And then I remembered that one post I made some time ago: All the people we have seen being close to Toshinori are co-workers in a sense. Be it nurse, sidekick, former mentor or policeman – all the people around him where those who worked together with him, who worked with All Might.

Toshinori’s mindset seems to be something along the line of “I’m only worth as much as I can help other people”. As long as he is a hero, as long as he can help, save or protect people, he is useful, and he will continue to do so until he dies. And even if – when – he dies, everything that matters to him is that there is someone who can take over where he ended, someone who can be Number One and give people hope and protection.

Toshinori spent the last six years not fighting his fate, or lamenting about it, but 1.) continuing his job as a hero and 2.) making sure that everything was set up for his death. He took up the job as a teacher to make sure that he would find a worthy successor, one who could carry on his work, and on top of that, to make sure that the system of heroes will stay strong and full of capable heroes that could serve society.

If that was made sure, he was okay with death, because then, All Might would no longer be needed. It wouldn’t matter if he died when he had begun to be useless and when there were others who could be of more use.

He probably convinced himself that those worried about him where just worried about what could become of society when they lost their pillar. Didn’t let himself think about the fact that they were worried because they would lose a dear person and friend.

But then, Izuku came into his life. At first, he could have pretended that the boy needed All Might, the hero. Once he died, Izuku would just have to either be strong enough to make it without him, or there would be others – Aizawa, Gran Torino – to take care of him. After all, Izuku’s wish had been “To be just like you”, right? Like All Might.

But here comes the twist. Because Izuku literally didn’t stop looking up to him, not even after he had found out about his true appearance and persona. Sure, the boy was surprised, even shocked at the revelation that his hero is not some invincible, always smiling being and could – has been – injured so terribly.

But afterwards? Izuku’s respect and adoration for All Might – and Toshinori – didn’t falter. No matter if the hero wasn’t as hero-like and invincible as he had thought, or not the best teacher, Izuku didn’t stop wanting to gain the Toshinori’s approval, didn’t stop to adore him. He hung onto every word, rose up to meet the high expectations the man had of him time and time again (surpassing them, even), and risked his own life for him, too.

 

Izuku didn’t only care about All Might, or what the hero could do – he cared about Toshinori, too, and that a great deal. He made it clear more than once that he couldn’t stand the thought of losing the man. That he needed him, not only for being a supercool hero, but also as a mentor, friend, father-figure or whatever it is that he considers Toshinori.

 

I’m not saying that the others, friends and co-workers, never did that, but when it came to them, Toshinori would be able to brush it off as “They don’t want to lose All Might”. Izuku? Nah, that boy wouldn’t let himself be brushed off like that.

Izuku basically silently said “Hero or not, you’re important, and you can’t die, I need you, I want you to live” over and over again, through actions and words alike.

It was probably a really slow process, considering the low self-esteem Toshinori seems to have about his non-hero persona, but Izuku thinking him worth living and needed, coupled with the fact that Toshinori wanted to see his student rise to fulfill his dream and become a great hero, was most likely what gave him his will to live back.

And once again, those two break my heart, gosh darn it.

AoEx Cast Reacts to Their S/O Being a Demon! 


Rin! 

  • doesn’t mind
  • why would he?
  • son of Satan - remember?
  • is happy that you felt like you could confess that to him tho 
  • he knows how hard it is to have to keep it a secret - but want so badly to tell someone

Shiemi!

  • Shiemi.exe has stopped responding
  • removes herself from you for just a little while
  • a couple of days so she could think over everything
  • and she realizes she’s being silly 
  • she comes back to you and apologizes for being away for so long 
  • and she explains that how she feels about you can’t be changed because she found out what you are

Yukio!

  • hates everything
  • himself
  • demons
  • you..?
  • to be honest he’s just a drama queen
  • but he doesn’t have the balls to dump you
  • so he completely removes himself from you 
  • becomes distant and stops spending time with you 
  • stops coming around you 
  • stops talking to you 
  • everyone yells at him about it - but they cant change his mind

Bon!

  • can’t believe it
  • closes his eyes for a minute 
  • just thinking and breathing 
  • before he opens them again and sighs softly 
  • so long as you told him - he’s fine with it 
  • he doesn’t want to break up - cause you proved to him that you trust him - and that makes him trust you even more 

Shima!

  • can’t fuckin believe it
  • but it’d be too much of a hassle to avoid you 
  • and why would he break up with you??
  • thats also a huge hassle
  • so he figures why not 
  • he knows you care about him - he knows you’re not gonna hurt him 
  • so its chill

Konekomaru!

  • faints probably 
  • when he comes to he’s yelling and won’t let you near him
  • its really dramatic 
  • he said a lot of hurtful things 
  • and he said ya’ll were done
  • and afterwards if ya’ll are in class together or whatever - he won’t even look at you 

Izumo!

  • shrugs it off
  • you’ve never hurt her or her friends so 
  • she doesn’t think of you any differently 
  • she’s glad you could tell her tho 

anonymous asked:

I noticed people sending their crushes, which was kind of perfect timing, because I was at a housewarming party last night with my close friends, and I realised that I have feelings for a friend of mine. I have known for a while that I could go down that path if I let myself, but I have been purposely not because he is not at all interested in relationships, he only barely admits he has emotions to his friends. I can't talk to any of my friends about this, because they all know him.

hm… maybe you can talk to him about it? not directly about you, but you know. try to tug at strings, see if he’s changed his mind or what he says about being in a relationship if someone offers?

concept: shiro and matt are safe, on earth, laying on a blanket beneath the stars.

“they’re beautiful,” shiro says. matt turns to him with a grin.

“know what’s more beautiful?”

“what?” shiro answers, bracing himself. he hears matt pulls something from his pocket.

“my fiancé.” shiro looks over in confusion. matt is holding a ring and shiro stares, mouth open in shock.

“matt, are you serious?” he asks. matt’s grin gets even wider.

“no,” he says, pointing upwards, “that’s sirius.”

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But hear me out… Yurio totally lowkey ships Victuuri

Bonus:

^This was actually the first thing I drew and I just thought that it needed a cute little backstory ^-^

Once again, this is my new art blog, if you like this check it out if you like shit like this.

I also do art requests ❤

"pay attention to the decision Viktor makes regarding his career"

Kubo made this request, so I did. But I didn’t get it. Viktor made a choice that–to me–seemed confusing and incongruent with his true desires. Because even if he is allowed to simultaneously coach and skate competitively, it didn’t seem like his interior thoughts supported his desire for such an outcome. 

 “When I get away from skating, two “L words” come to mind: life and love. I’ve been neglecting both for over twenty years.” 

“When I approached every program like a new beginning, I could always surprise everyone. But that also held me back…” (or as others have corrected, his career was “a shackle closed around his neck”)

So yeah, doesn’t really paint a picture of a guy who wants to return to his skating career. Especially when you consider these two scenes come from episode 10 and episode 11, respectively. Is watching the skaters perform suddenly enough to change his mind completely? After all, he’s been watching them all season.

At first I didn’t get it. Why have him make such a confusing, flaky choice (to be both skater and coach), especially when the narrative surrounding Viktor has leaned towards him wishing to stay retired, rather than return to the fray. Even his expressions in episode 12 support this interpretation:

announcing his return to competitive skating

vs.

being asked to stay on as Yuuri’s coach

It’s night and day. It’s obvious which he prefers.

So I didn’t get it, what does Kubo want me to pay attention to? I chalked it up to a writing change to leave plot points for the second season, but why would she specifically mention it as important?

And then it clicked with me. It’s not which choice Viktor made that matters, but what that choice signifies. Viktor’s feelings about skating haven’t changed. If he were solely making the decision for himself, he’d likely continue on just as a coach. That is enough for him, that gives him his “life” and his “love,” it satisfies him and gives him the room to enjoy a previously unexplored realm of living. 

But this isn’t just about him. There is a ring on his finger, a ring that signifies his willingness to live not only for his best interest, but for the interest of his partner. And in Viktor’s eyes, Yuuri needs him to return to skating to stay motivated to keep competing. Viktor is prioritizing desires, and what he really wants now more than anything is for Yuuri to continue skating so he can continue coaching him. If he has to return to skating to achieve that end, he will do it. 

Essentially, he is making a choice for the future with Yuuri in mind because Yuuri is his future. 

  • *the lab*
  • Molly: *working*
  • Molly: *thoughtfully* If you ever get married, would you invite me to the wedding?
  • Sherlock: *looking through the microscope* Can't have a wedding without the bride.
  • Molly: ...
  • Molly: *blinks* I-I was talking to Anthony.
  • Sherlock: *looks up*
  • Molly's Intern: *waves awkwardly*
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: So was I.
  • Molly's Intern: *panicky* What?
  • Sherlock: *looks back at the microscope; embarrassed* Get out.
  • Molly's Intern: *scurries off*
  • Molly: *amused* That wasn't nice. I needed him.
  • Sherlock: *blushing* Oh...be quiet.
  • Molly: *steps closer; smirks* That's no way to speak to your bride.
  • Sherlock: *smiles; nonchalant* So...so that's a yes?
  • Molly: *laughs* Of course.

I want to see the conversation they finally have about last year’s banquet though. Where Yuuri is still under the impression he did nothing more scandalous than initiating a dance off with Yurio and is like “I must have been a drunk mess, how could you still want to be my coach after seeing such a display?”

“Well, I mean, you specifically asked me to?”

“…what” 

“After we tangoed?”

“WHAT”

“And then you were doing this thing with your hips–” 

WHAT?” 

“And then I came to Hasetsu and you were so skittish and I…[laughing] Yuuri, really! Nothing? Oh my god, it finally makes sense! Those early weeks of thinking ‘Did he change his mind about me? Does he not like me any–’”

“N-nothing could have been further from the–”

[still laughing, beginning to wheeze a little, Makkachin becoming concerned]

VIKTOR THIS IS SERIOUS” 

Trump was not a normal candidate, the transition is not a normal transition, and this will probably not be a normal administration. The president-elect is surrounding himself with mediocrities whose chief qualification seems to be unquestioning loyalty. He gets credit for becoming a statesman when he says something any newly elected president might say (“I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future”) — and then reverts to tweeting against demonstrators and the New York Times. By all accounts, his ignorance, and that of his entourage, about the executive branch is fathomless. It’s not even clear that he accepts that he should live in the White House rather than in his gilt-smeared penthouse in New York.
— 

I told conservatives to work for Trump. One talk with his team changed my mind.

I wonder if the Trump voters who sincerely believed his lies are having any kind of buyer’s remorse right now, or if they ever will.

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 9/ favourite fictional characters → REGULUS BLACK

“i know what you’re going to say, that regulus changed his mind… but he doesn’t seem to have explained that to kreacher, does he? and i think i know why. kreacher and regulus’ family were all safest if they kept to the old pure-blood line. regulus was trying to protect them all.”

Asking for an “allownce”

*Disclaimer* This is my own experience/advice

I see a lot of girls asking whether to discuss an allowance before or after the first date and honestly, I prefer to do it before and here are my reasons why:

1) I don’t want to get all dolled up for a date face beat, hair laid, ready to snatch ppl’s fucking life just to find out he can only provide me with an amount that’s insufficient to my lifestyle

2) I’m not afraid of “scaring him off” because he knows I’m obviously attracted to his money and not him primarily.

3) If you don’t like the range or financial amount he’s proposed you can always stick it out and wait to see if he changes his mind after you meet or just never meet with him all together. ON TO THE NEXT LOL.

4) I’ve found that when I do this its less awkward during the date because we can focus on getting to know each other and all that bullshit

****Random tip*****

I find that sometimes the word “allowance” makes these men very uncomfortable. So sometimes instead I would say “What amount/range would you feel comfortable with, in terms of cash and gifts (or you can say spoiling me with)?”

At the end of the day, you just go with whatever feels right for you and your situation. Obviously, if you’re going more for the spoiled gf route you probably wouldn’t mention this immediately because you would want the relationship to seem more genuine. But, if you’re going for the straight up SD route this could work.

Hope this kind of helped someone :)

About Victor hugging Yurio

At the beginning of 1x12, when Yuri told Victor that he has decided to retire, Victor clearly expressed that he didn’t agree. Victor wanted Yuri to continue skating, and stand by his side as his coach while that. He doesn’t want Yuri to go away from this, they he’d come so far. He was so frustrated he even cried.

However, it was Yuri’s decision, and Victor couldn’t do much more. He respects Yuri, he loves him, he wouldn’t try to change his mind if it’s what Yuri really wants at the end. He could just get some more time for Yuri to think about it (remember that Yuri and Victor agreed to wait after the FS to make a final decision). Because Victor still believes that retiring is not the best option for Yuri, even if Yuri’s not sure about it now.

It’s exactly in this moment when Victor went to Yakov, to tell him he will make his comeback. Of course, Yurio asked about Yuri. It’s undeniable that there’s a bond between Yurio and Yuri, there’s no way Yurio wouldn’t care.

And then… Victor hugged Yurio. A tight, almost urgent hug.

Victor hugging Yurio surely means a lot of things. Yurio just beated Victor’s record in a SP, with the routine that Victor himself choreographed for him, with the song Victor chose. There is a bond between them now, too, much stronger than it was before, and they both surely know it.

And, among all those things that this hug means… I think Victor hugging Yurio was a prayer. A plea for Yurio to help him to keep Yuri in the competitive skating world, where Yurio is (and Victor will be soon again), because it’s Yuri’s decision but Victor wants so much, so desperately that Yuri decides to stay.

“You want Yuri to stay too, don’t you, Yurio? You found your life and love thanks to Yuri too, didn’t you? Help me, Yurio. I did my best already, but there’s still time until Yuri makes his final decision, so help me. Help me to convince him to stay. Help me to show him that is not over, that there’s not the time to give up, not yet, not now. Not when we’re still here”.

And you know what’s the best and most hearthbreaking part of this? That Yurio did it.

Yurio went to skate his FS with his all, to take everything he wanted. And that included Yuri Katsuki, in the competitive skating world.