crazy monk

I bet Baze actually took Chirrut’s name after they married but they just tell people he’s still Baze Malbus because Chirrut has such a reputation it would interfere with his work. Like

“This is a highly sensitive job, do you think you’re up to the task, Master..?”

“Îmwe. Baze Îmwe. And yeah, I know I am.”

“Îmwe? Y-you’re with that- that crazy monk?! Oh fuck no, I’ll find someone else, if you so much as sprain an ankle on this I’m dead!” Hasty credits thrown down for the drinks, and Baze is suddenly alone.

He sulks his way through some complimentary nuts, and broods over all the times in the last few years that people had paled and fled when he said his name. He likes his name.

He stomps home for an explanation, and Chirrut manages to keep an innocently straight face for about 8 seconds before he keels over laughing. From then on, but only in private, Chirrut occasionally calls Baze “Mr Îmwe” and is called “Mr Malbus” in return

If you ever wanted to get into horror literature but didn’t know where to start, some good stories to start with in my opinion are: 

H.P. Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror (crazy wizard family has a son who’s a descendant of a god from another dimension, tons of crazy shit goes down)

Algernon Blackwood - The Willows (story about two guys who get lost in the spooky spooky woods and face the terror of isolation and supernatural entities)

Arthur Machen - The Great God Pan (girl gets impregnated by a god and the offspring reeks havoc throughout England)

Matthew Lewis - The Monk (godfather of Gothic fiction, crazy rapist monk, evil witch associate, tons of fantastic dark Catholic imagery, highly recommend)

Joseph Le Fanu - Carmilla (lesbian vampire seduces lonely teenage girl)

William Hope Hodgson - The House On The Borderland (guy moves into an old house with his sister and gets attacked by pig people, travels through different dimensions and watches the universe end)

anonymous asked:

The way I see it, The Republic probably never saw the Jedi as people. They see them as power hungry, crazy, emotionless monks. In other words, they generalized the Jedi. Look at Ahsoka's trial. Almost everyone was okay considering giving a death sentence to practically a child. But they didn't care. to them she was just another member of the Jedi, not a teenage girl because age didn't matter to them. You see what I'm going with?

I don’t think it is so simple to generalize the entirety of the Republic and their stance on the Jedi Order though I agree that what happened with Ahsoka felt incredibly biased (as to be expected since Tarkin was in charge of the hearing).

However, Ahsoka is not a youngling anymore, either. She was deeply involved within The Clone Wars and not to be compared with the children that were literally still in training but had not actively participated in the conflict. 

If anything, I would think that outsiders would consider the children taken into the Order to be indoctrinated, at worst.

Still, I am not sure if they would be okay with the murder of children – regardless of their opinion of the Jedi Order. 

therealpoesdaughter  asked:

1, 6, 8, 10, 20, 30, 31, 37, 42, 44, 45, 50, 52, and 54 for the writer's questions, please. Sorry if there are repeats!

Hiya PD! Sorry for the late reply :)

1. Favorite place to write.

My bed/my couch AND I need to be alone, I can’t write in coffee shops or crowded places.

6. Favorite character you ever created.

Well, I don’t have a whole lot of OCs tbh. The Captain is someone whom I put a lot of thought into, but I fear not all of it will translate into anything if I don’t get my rear in gear.

But I think Yeshe (the motor-cycle driving crazy monk) is the most memorable of my characters, even to me :P I should start a RP blog on him lmao :p

8. Favorite trope to write.

Angsty death scenes. Anything with family/hurt/comfort/angst undertones.

10. Pick a writer to co-write a book with and tell us what you’d write about.

Khaled Hosseini, if I ever can. It would probably be about the people living in the border, Durand Line - technically part of both Afghanistan or Pakistan, yet disenfranchised by both countries. And ofc, its a very tough border, the hub of extremism at one point. 

I have mentioned a few times before that I’m a second (almost third) generation immigrant and a brown person, but I never revealed where my roots (although the hints are glaring at times). It’s in Pakistan - place of many contradictions. (That explains why Jehan is based there :p) But documenting the struggles of ordinary Pakistanis in a book half as good as one by Hosseini, is my lifelong dream.

20. Post a snippet of a WIP you’re working on.

This is for an Attack on Titan oneshot - sadly, I haven’t progressed on it since the last time I answered this.

But it had all come to pass. Erwin would again peddle up half-truths and half-lies, to ensure the truth benefits mankind. And then finally – finally - he would disavow the veneer of service and nobility he had upheld during the worst of hours, and embrace the anguish and torment of losing everything he had held dear, with open arms.

 Only pain, could free him, he realized bitterly as he crouched at the zenith of his catastrophic success. Not the truth; never the truth.

30. Favorite line you’ve ever written.

“What is guilt but the realization that the only obstacle between you and your goal, is you?”

31. Hardest character to write

Hands down: ERMAC.

He is so utterly complex and layered. It’s like navigating a maze. How do you condense a thousand souls and a thousand minds into one character and one being - writing an inisightful account on him is probably the single toughest challenge to me.

37. Most inspirational quote you’ve ever read or heard that’s still important to you.

It’s so simple, but it never ceases to appeal:

“All that matters is how well you walk through the fire” - Charles Bukowski

42. How do you figure out your characters looks, personality, etc.

That’s a good one.. I personally kind of see the setting where they appear in - are they part of the background, someone just meshing in, or are they breaking up the scene, like a breath of fresh air. For all the OCs in the TFS, that is how I’ve approached them: Jehan is one sole SSG soldier operating in a mainly patriarchal setting - what sets her apart are her broad shoulders (that often get her mistaken for a man), but beautiful light-gold eyes that set her apart from everyone else, and sort of crystallize her feminine-side.

For Yeshe - I mainly counted on his personality to see him through his background as a Tibetan monk. 

44. Best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten.

When I was ten years old, I took up some writing lessons. Basically, my elder sister took them in the summer because its hard to practice during the school year.. and she always used to take me along too. At that time, I was just reading everything and anything I could get my hands on, and in one of the essays I wrote, I tried to incorporate dialogue for the first time - full-fledged conversations. 

And the tutor - a very badass, no-nonsense lady - looks at my work (I’m 10, and I’m surrounded by 14-16 year olds). She says: “This one… she has all the germs to be a great novelist.” And then she taught me how to space out lines when writing dialogues.

I know it’s not much, and it’s not all that constructive. But to a 10 year old just getting into writing, to be put on a pedestal and made an example like that in front of much older kids, did wonders for my confidence. I still remember that moment fondly - it was the first time I realized my random drabbles meant something.

45. Worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten.

I am very lucky in the sense that I haven’t ever received flames, or at least not as bad as others have. Nothing really comes to mind, tbh.

50. Weirdest story idea you’ve ever had.

In my most disastrous story to date (its still on, called Ending) - y’know what, lemme give you context first.

Ending began as one of my most popular and successful stories - I was 12, and it did exceptionally well by my standards. Some of the best writers in the TR fandom read and reviewed that story - I was on Cloud Nine.

And then, I suddenly started turning it into a legal thriller based on international law and extradition. Stuff I knew NOTHING ABOUT.

Needless to say, I wrote myself into a hole, and that fic just stands in my stories list as a reminder; a lesson of how its stupid to try to do everything all at once.

52. How did writing change you?

It has changed me in so many ways. It has changed my thinking, my perceptions of everyone and everything - it has given me a new ‘lens’ through which I now see the world. Most of all, it gave me a sense of identity as well, a skill to hone and cherish; something to be proud of.

54. Any writing advice you want to share?

The power of editing: give yourself time. Once you’ve written something, distance yourself from it for a few days - Always give yourself time. Then return to it and you’ll find you have a fresh new intake on it all. Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and know you learn every day as a writer.

Thanks for asking <3

Context: My group was going through this “Riddle Mountain” type thing being guided by a crazy monk who loved telling us riddles. We hated it and got him mad; he turned into a super strong monster

Me: Guys! Maybe if we give him an impossible riddle he’ll explode!
Players: Yeah!
Me: I shout at him “Why is a raven like a writing desk!?”
DM: I … He’s not a robot guys!

Hey, does everyone realize

We have less than a full week of completely unsupported speculation about what character Maisie Williams is playing?

Time to get crazy.  She’s the Meddling Monk!  She’s Ian and Barbara’s grandchild!  She’s Susan’s equivalent of the Valeyard!  She’s Clara’s equivalent of the Valeyard!  Clara is her equivalent of the Valeyard!  It’s Valeyards all the way down!

If we can’t come up with several dozen weird, cracky, slightly inspired and almost certainly wrong hypotheses by Saturday, this isn’t the fandom I know.

kublareg  asked:

So you are not shaving for a month? Your actions are noble but aren't you afraid that Rose will find you unattractive and unappealing with hairy pits and legs? I know that if my gf was not shaving herself for that long I would not find her sexually appealing.

The thing is, there is a difference between liking someone by being sexually attracted to them, and actually being in love with someone. Mine and Rose’s relationship runs far deeper than looks. I know this first hand, considering I woke up one morning with half my hair from the top of my head missing, looking like some crazy monk and Rose could have run a mile - but she didn’t.

Although on the one hand I do very much agree you should make an effort for your partner, I also know for a fact that my relationship is strong enough to survive a month of me not being at my top most sexually appealing. Rose 100% supports me on my shaving ban because she understands the effects of alopecia first hand. I’ve raised over my target and I’m only on day 2. I’m so proud of everyone who donated and so is she.

Rose isn’t going to leave me and I’m sure nothing can keep our hands off each other in the bedroom. I think you are forgetting that we are moving into a brand new house and have two bedrooms, a sofa and a kitchen to christen. My hairy parts sure as hell won’t stop us!

The Moon-Mad Monk, or Crazy Gazing at the Moon (Kyōgetsubō)

Kitagawa Utamaro 
(Japanese, 1753?–1806)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 1789, eighth month Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock printed book; ink and color on paper The Met

W. Eugene Smith     Thelonious Monk, New York City      1954

“Sometimes it’s to your advantage for people to think you’re crazy" Thelonious Monk