daughters of the republic

Happy Father’s day ya’ll :D Did a doodle of my OC Dusk and @lazyartistwastaken‘s Nala (who’s trying to be tough and badass like Dad) for the occasion, he might not be her biological father but he loves her as if she was his own flesh and blood. 

anonymous asked:

headcanons about the damerons (kes, shara, poe)

  • Shara’s mother used to say that she was born a speeder without thrust reversers. She wanted to do everything at eighty parsecs a minute—talk, run, fly, chores, make friends, fall in love. She’d never listened to a warning her whole life, and once she finally climbed into the cockpit of an x-wing, got her hands on the yoke, she was never going to.
    • Her mother cried, the day she left for the Imperial Flight Academy. When will you be home? she asked, and Shara had laughed because she would be home.
      • (A point of clarification: Shara never had a homeworld, not then, not yet. She’d never been planetside for more than a few days, however long it took for her mothers to exchange goods for credits and refuel again. Just barely this side of legal, especially after the Empire took over. Shara felt the hum of hyperspace in her bones, could close her eyes and see the tangled threads of hyperlanes, spread out in blue before her.
                          she was always home, in space.)
    • It wasn’t—or maybe it was, but in the way was the Imperial Flight Academy. She’d hated the Academy. 
      • Cold and proper and regimented in a way that made her feel like something unclean, being washed and washed again until she was thin and grey as their trainee flightsuits. 
      • All those Coruscanti accents, sneering at her—her wardrobe, which was cobbled together from half a dozen Outer Rim marketplaces, her taste for xeno foods and music written in languages other than Basic. 
      • She’d lied, whenever her mothers sent a transmit. Or talked about her scores (impeccable) or her instructors (impressed, even if they were cold and grudging about it.)
        • (Before you ask, that wasn’t the reason. Or maybe not the only reason—it was a hundred things she just kept swallowing, like drinking thimbles of something only lethal in a large dose.
          • She didn’t want to die of poisoning, she wanted to die in fire and flying, so—)
    • When Shara Bey defected for the Rebellion, she did it in true speeder-sans-braking-system style; a decision turning on a Coruscanti second, because there were stars she hadn’t seen before.
      • It was her last qualifying solo flight—they let the trainees take out one of the just-off-the-line x-wings for the qualifier, as a sort of incentive. (See what you could be flying! except of course, new pilots got stuck with aging TIE-fighters, where one in three died. She’d checked the numbers.)
      • Shara broke atmo and it was—
        • There were so many stars. How had she never seen the stars before? She’d hung there in space, watching the stars flick by and staring, awe-drunk.
        • (Shara Bey never returned to the Imperial Flight Academy. Neither did the x-wing.)
  • Kes’s mother used to say that he was a mountain, a rock face. He shifted slowly and only when he wanted to, with much groaning. But once it was decided, it was decided, and no one could keep him from it any more than they could stop a landslide.
    • Kes’s mother had been the one to first put a blaster in his hands. We will keep our world free, she said, painting the practice targets the same off-white as stormtrooper helmets. 
      • They were Republican troopers then, but it was good practice for later. The regime changed, the aesthetic didn’t.
        • (A point of clarification: they did not protect their world. The Jedi fought them, but the Empire conquered them, and took the blaster from Kes’s hand and the mother who gave it to him. He  was young, but not so young he expected her to return from whatever prison planet they shipped her away to.
                             She doesn’t, so that’s that.)
        • There were those who fought alongside her, who manage to evade her fate. They contact his family, settlers on the Outer Rim, some moon he’s never heard of—
    • Yavin IV might be the only thing in the whole of the galaxy which changed Kes Dameron’s mind for him. It is the first great love of his life, from the moment he sets eyes on it.
      • (The second is Shara Bey, and the feeling will be the same.)
      • His aunts and uncles, cousins—some of which share his blood, but most of which are related only by proximity, and someone his uncle played sabacc with once—are warm and loud, and he is brought into the affectionate crush of them without question.
        • Though his aunt does look at him curiously when he volunteers to keep watch over the chaqua harvest, and shoot at the rats. I’m good with a blaster, he says with a shrug. His voice has deepened now, and it finally sounds like a man is offering his protection, instead of a child boasting.
        • Sometimes he can hear them talking about his mother—the strange one, wayward daughter who wanted to fight the Republic over a useless spit of mined-out rock, look at where it got her—
                     Kes always shuts his eyes tight, focuses on his breathing, because the alternative is screaming: what if it was here, what if it was you? would you give up yavin? would you give up me?
    • Kes Dameron never really left for the Rebellion. When it arrived on Yavin IV, he was already there, sitting on a heap of rock with a blaster balanced across his knees. You’re here to keep our world free, right? he asks. 
      • Really, the answer doesn’t matter. He’s decided, all the same.
  • Poe’s mother used to say that he was a comet. No question, ishoco, she said. Because no matter how fast you fly, or how much you burn, you’ve come from rock, the same stuff that makes up a world.
Anyone who wants a love story between Olivia and Jake does not love Olivia, and has not been paying attention to Scandal’s narrative...

I’m free-wheeling here.

I’m truly sorry for people who think O[redacted] is ‘on’ and that includes the shallow media because the show isn’t selling that. Yes, Olivia having sex twice on a Sunday with [redacted] is trite, boring and gross. It’s kinda supposed to be the latter. There is nothing empowering, desirable, or ‘grown’ about that nolationship. Their fluid exchange, lack of intimacy and future reflect the choices Olivia has made for herself. Those choices? Giving up on living in the light.  And since she is the sun (407), light itself, Olivia has given up on herself. There’s no more light in her apartment (not a coincidence that in the midst of this dark lair she finally invited daddy over for Sunday dinner); her clothes are predominately not white. She’s not even practicing white knight-hood at work. She is impotent in every way, and this is reflective in the substantive conversation she has with Huck in 512. She tells him the only winning move is not t play. That’s giving up; that’s not taking command of her life—what (to me) the S5 poster eventually signifies for her.

So, Jake is a manifestation of all the dark and nasty inside Olivia. The Olivia who thinks she is so profoundly skewed, that she would not inflict her fuckedupedness on new dick. (after all, she didn’t leave Fitz because he wasn’t enough; she left because she wasn’t enough). This is why she reaches for that same old comfort blanket with whom she doesn’t have to try; who will accept her ill treatment because he has committed worse against her. The one who has a PhD in her psychoses, as trained by the same man who programmed her. And since Jake is a profoundly monstrous person is the umbilical cord to her father. This is why she keeps “forgiving” him (508), and casting him in the role of victim, as she most recently did (512), and has done ad nauseum before. Because so long as she believes Jake isn’t making the choice to do the things he’s done, so long as his misdeeds are just programmatic damage, then she has someone to rescue.

“The secret to you is that you always have to save everyone” (410).–Ian

When she doesn’t have that, she doesn’t know who she is and she feels a profound loss of control due to that loss of identity anchoring. That rescuing forms the substantive basis of her identity, which I’ve written about since S4 (I know it’s tacky to quote yourself but it’s also very efficient):

“For nearly 15 years (she’s almost 35), Olivia created an identity for herself as ‘The Protector’ (newspaper clippings, 308). A protector depends upon objects that need protecting. If nothing and no one needs protecting, does she cease to exist as a person? Who is she outside of that superhero persona? Recall that on an African island with Jake (401), with no one to save or protect, ‘Olivia Pope’ ceased to be. She became ‘Julia Baker’… After all, for so long, indeed, it was like father like daughter. Rowan derives his whole identity from being the protector of the Republic, and Olivia was an extension of that.”–KP

The show has made it unmistakeably clear for those who did not get it in seasons 2, 3, and 4: there is no substance to Olivia and Jake. They will never be a couple. Nor is Shonda trying to sell one. They will never be a love story. Never. Be mad about it.

I hear you: but when will this end? I’ve had enough of this dysfunction! I want better for Olivia!

I want it to end and I want better for her, too. I’ve had false starts before, but I now see that Shonda needed to eliminate all of Olivia’s excuses. She needed to try and fail at the relationship with Fitzgerald so she could see that his love can’t fix her. Her love of self needs to do that. The good thing about what’s happening now is that as Olivia is purposely deluding herself about her father (he’s the lynchpin to her formation; the man who makes chaos normal), she is also surrounded by people who are tired of her antics and have begun to see through her. They calling out her denial (Abby in 510, Mellie in 511, Huck in 512). Huck however, is best placed to call Olivia out. Not only has he suffered the most from being an adopted family member, but he has also achieved something Olivia has not: he worked at overcoming his mental trigger and he won. Of Huck in 509, I wrote:

“Olivia’s only excuse is herself. I wonder if Shonda will now allow her to seek therapy, though it’s hard to imagine. Huck managed to confront his greatest trigger: Rowan. He tested himself and he prevailed. Before that, however, he spent time working on himself after looking to others to fix him proved fruitless (501, 502). Olivia has the same trigger, and I want her to prevail.  Season 5 is the season of Olivia Pope putting love on top, and that includes love of herself. I still believe she’ll put in that work, even though she’s hit a hurdle. We’re only nine episodes in, so there’s plenty of time for the confrontational work she needs to do.  If Olivia does not deal with the spectre of her dysfunction, which is the legacy of her father, she will forever remain stuck in gear. Whoever she is with, she will always be there.  She cannot be happy alone, or with anyone else until she confronts herself.”–KP

The incestcapades with Jake have to stop for Olivia to begin moving on. She’s the only gladiator who isn’t trying to move on at this point and seek some normalcy. The only one who no longer has a future in mind (“There is no future”—509). The dysfunction she has come to know isn’t normal, it’s just familiar. Familiar and empty because she’s certainly not happy. What the hell is the point to life if you can’t be happy? The naked quest for power is not going to bring her that, and I know she’ll figure that out.

(transcript: 

AHSOKA: We’re here to find out what happened to my people, Master. If putting myself in their place for a little while helps us do that… I’ll gladly suffer for them.

ANAKIN: All right, Ahsoka, but I warn you… the life of a slave- real or pretend- leaves a lot to be desired. To accept slavery is to surrender everything that you are for the gain of another.

AHSOKA: I got an idea to make you feel better- just imagine this is like every other day where you get to boss me around. I call you “Master,” anyway.

ANAKIN: That’s not funny.

)

no? who allowed this?

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OBI-WAN (touching Anakin’s shoulder gently): If, in the past, I have been dismissive about slavery, I apologize. I was subjected to it for a brief time and I still can’t imagine living with it everyday… especially as a child. I understand now… that letting go of it isn’t something that happens easily, but if anyone can do it, I believe you can. 

ANAKIN (looking very unhappy): I’m trying, Master. No being in the galaxy should have to live a slave’s life. Maybe someday, no one will. Now let’s be rid of this place.

)


no???

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AHSOKA: -that we, the Jedi, had become slaves of the Republic for serving a corrupt senate. She said we had betrayed our own beliefs by going from peacekeepers to warriors. Do you think there’s any truth to what she said?

ANAKIN (putting an arm around her shoulder): Being a Jedi means we are so devoted to freedom that we are wiling to give up our own so that others can be free. So maybe, like Obi-Wan said, we are slaves from a certain point of view. But the difference is that any freedoms we sacrificed, we chose to. These beings had no choice, and if we hadn’t come to help them, they would have been slaves forever.

AHSOKA: I’d say the sacrifice is worth it, every single rotation. After the war is over, I want to end slavery in the galaxy. I mean finish it, once and for all.

ANAKIN: That’s an awful big job. Maybe too big, even for us.

AHSOKA: If you’ve taught me one thing over and over again, it’s that one person can make all the difference in the galaxy. Whaddya say, Master?

ANAKIN: You got yourself a deal, Snips. When the war is over, we’ll team up and wipe out slavery, once and for all.

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what the fuck???

this is an outrage, who do i call

Satele Shan was a Human female who served as the Jedi Order’s Grand Master during the Cold War and the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. The daughter of Jedi Knight Tasiele Shan, who was herself a descendant of the legendary Jedi Knights Revan and Bastila Shan, Satele was born on the planet Brentaal IV in the year 3699 BBY. Inheriting her family’s Force-sensitivity, she was inducted into the Jedi Order and became the Padawan of Jedi Master Ngani Zho, though she later traveled to the Sith homeworld of Korriban to study under the Zabrak Battlemaster Kao Cen Darach. It was there that she witnessed the recapture of the planet by the Sith Empire in 3681 BBY, and she escaped to warn the Republic with the help of the smuggler Nico Okarr and a Republic trooper named Jace Malcom at the cost of Darach’s life.

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Got bored, made my chiss characters from SWtOR in a fantasy doll maker. 

From the top

Hrafnhar– A bounty hunter and proud Mando’ad. Known for her crude sense of humor, her deep love of credits and for having told the Chiss Ascendancy to “Shove a whole wampa in it”

Col. Jacks Ross– The daughter of defectors, Jacks joined the republic military and eventually made her way to Captain of Havoc Squad. Enjoy luxury when she can get it, doesn’t mind roughing it when she has to. Often insists that it’s not arrogance if you can pull it off. 

Lin’inle’vune “Inle”– Designated Cipher Nine with Imperial Intelligence, Inle is a double agent hoping to one day retire entirely and move to a nothing republic world where no one bothers her. Unfortunately, that’s not likely to happen. Ever. 

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Books take us to many places…


NOTE~ These are just some of my favorites that I could actually put on a map. For those who don’t immediately recognize what books the names are from: 

*real places

WORLD MAP

  • Panem- The Hunger Games!
  • Opium- House of the Scorpion
  • The Scorch- The Maze Runner/The Scorch Trials
  • Hogwarts- HARRY POTTER :D (J.K. Rowling has said that it’s in Scotland)
  • Ravka- Shadow and Bone (inspired by Soviet Russia)
  • The London Institute (London, England*)- The Infernal Devices
  • Yokohama, Japan*- Extras (Uglies Book 4)
  • Prague, Czech Republic*- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • The Kasbah, Morocco- Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 3)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MAP

  • Chicago, Illinois*- Divergent (though I’m not sure if Tris ever called it by that name)
  • Gatlin, South Carolina- Beautiful Creatures
  • The Wilds, outside of Portland, Maine*- Delirium
  • New Orleans, Louisiana*- The Chronicles of Nick
  • Camp Half-Blood (Long Island, New York*)- Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • St. Vladimir’s Academy, Montana- Vampire Academy
  • Perdido Beach, California- Gone
  • Uglyville (Reno, Nevada*)- Uglies (Scott Westerfeld confirmed this is where Tally lives, in Bogus to Bubbly)
  • Forks, Washington*- Twilight
  • The Graveyard, southwest Arizona*- Unwind
  • Denver, Colorado*- The Death Cure (The Maze Runner Book 3)
  • Rosewood, Pennsylvania- Pretty Little Liars (inspired by Rosemont, PA)
  • Thurmond (Virginia)- The Darkest Minds
  • Camp Jupiter (San Francisco, California*)- Heroes of Olympus
  • Los Angeles, California*- Legend
  • The Brooklyn Institute (Brooklyn, New York*)- The Mortal Instruments
  • A suburb near Portland, Oregon*- If I Stay
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Wedge Antilles:

Wedge Antilles, a Human male, was a famed Corellian pilot and general, known as a hero of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. Orphaned at age seventeen, he joined the Rebellion after Imperial forces killed his girlfriend, Mala Tinero. A standout starfighter pilot, he was one of the few to survive the Battle of Yavin, after which he founded Rogue Squadron with his friend Luke Skywalker. Antilles and Skywalker built Rogue Squadron into a renowned unit, and after the Battle of Hoth, Antilles took command. He flew as Red Leader in the Battle of Endor, striking the blow that destroyed the second Death Star alongside Lando Calrissian and becoming the only pilot to survive both Death Star runs.

As the Rebel Alliance became the New Republic, Antilles continued to serve, gaining a reputation as a consummate soldier and the New Republic’s greatest pilot. He led Rogue Squadron in a covert mission to bring down Coruscant’s shields, allowing the New Republic to capture the galactic capital planet. When denied permission to remove Imperial leader Ysanne Isard from power over Thyferra, he resigned with his squadron and led a private guerrilla war that successfully toppled Isard. Accepted back into the New Republic, he formed Wraith Squadron as a commando unit and led it in operations against the Imperial Warlord Ksinj.


In 9 ABY, Antilles accepted the promotion to general that his friend, Supreme Commander Gial Ackbar, had long desired for him. As a general, he reluctantly moved out of the cockpit and into a role in fleet operations, frequently commanding the Star Dreadnought Lusankya. During a mission to the planet Adumar in 13 ABY, he ignited a romance with Iella Wessiri, a friend in whom he had been interested for several years, and married her after the mission’s conclusion. They had two daughters, Syal and Myri, as Antilles became Chief of Staff of New Republic Starfighter Command and then finally returned to command Rogue Squadron in 18 ABY. In 19 ABY, after peace was achieved with the Imperial Remnant, Antilles retired with more than twenty years of service to the Alliance and New Republic, ten as a general.
When the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy in 25 ABY, Antilles emerged from retirement, becoming the commander of New Republic Fleet Group Three. He participated in the failed defense of Coruscant, then retreated to Borleias. There he made a stand against heavy opposition for several months longer than expected and defeated the famed ex-Warmaster Czulkang Lah, inspiring hope across the New Republic that the war against the invaders could be won. In 29 ABY, Antilles was one of the commanders in the Recapture of Coruscant that ended the war.


He returned to retirement, but after being imprisoned by the Galactic Alliance, the New Republic’s successor state, in the run-up to the Second Galactic Civil War, Antilles escaped. He joined the forces of his homeworld, Corellia, as it revolted against the galactic government, reluctantly taking a side against his best friend, General Tycho Celchu, and his own daughter Syal, who had become a Galactic Alliance pilot. He served as the Supreme Commander of the Corellian Defense Force, but he came to believe that the Corellian regime was itself corrupt and immoral. He resigned and instead offered his services to the New Jedi Order, led by his lifelong friend Luke Skywalker. Skywalker formed a Jedi Coalition and, with Antilles’s help, destroyed the Centerpoint superweapon controlled by the Corellian Confederation, then went on to defeat the Galactic Alliance’s Sith leader, Darth Caedus, and end the war. Afterward, Antilles retired for the third time, hoping to finally be able to live quietly with his family.

anonymous asked:

Avatar au - nozoeri

Ugh I’m sorry I took so long to answer this I had to think it through a lot because I don’t really subscribe to the whole personality=element thing, because Avatar helped me come to terms with being Asian American I hold steadfastly that your nationality determines your element, not your individual self. Nozoeli, being japanese, would be firebenders by default, or biracial earthbenders if it’s post-war, but I know that’s kinda boring so I tried my best with their eye colours and where they would be in the world so here we go

edit: this got angsty quickly w o w

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mbti types as classical literature

Titles with two asterisks (**) next to them are works that I have not read. Do not expect the descriptions of those works to be extremely accurate. Also, many of these are intended to be funny.
- INTJ

ISFJ: Antigone (c. 441 BCE) by Sophocles (c. 497–406 BCE) - Antigone is disgusted when her brother, Polyneices, will not be honored with burial like her other brother Eteocles following the civil war in the city of Thebes. She sneaks out in the middle of the night to bury Polyneices but is caught and imprisoned by the king, her uncle Creon. Antigone hangs herself, prompting Creon’s son, who is engaged to Antigone, to end his life as well. Over the death of her son, Creon’s wife kills herself, as well. Creon sees the results of his brutish actions and weeps, convinced that his family’s blood is upon him.

ESFJ: Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo (1802–1885) - Jean Valjean, a prisoner on parole, decides to escape the life of a convict and rips up his parole papers, becoming mayor of a town eight years later. One woman, Fantine, loses her job in town and is forced to prostitution in order to care for her illegitimate child, but when Valjean finds her by the docks, he brings her into his care. When Fantine passes away, Valjean takes her daughter, Cosette, into his care and learns the importance of loving others.

ISTJ: Republic (380 BCE) by Plato (c. 425–347 BCE) - “What is justice?” Plato asks us to consider. Although one initially thinks that “doing unto others what you would want done unto you” is the answer, Plato points out that this would make judges and magistrates horribly unjust. Over a long series of in-text conversations, he argues that justice is nothing more than “minding your own business.”

ESTJ: **The Art of War (5th Century BCE) by Sun Tzu (544–496 BCE [debated]) - Sun Tzu wrote a book of military strategy, but there are far greater implications for the individual hidden within the text. If you “know both yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without jeopardy.” When you are loyal to those of whom you have command, they will be loyal to you. Sun Tzu offers a guide not only for the battlefield of war, but also for the battlefield of everyday life.

ISFP: **In Search of Lost Time (1913) by Marcel Proust (1871–1922) - An unnamed narrator asks, “What is the purpose of life?” They first suspect that it is luxury, but discover that the affluent are shallow and empty. They then suspect that it must be love, but soon discover that understanding another person is impossible. They finally discover that high social status and love are mere delusions as to the reality of life and that the evidence of existence lies in simple things such as the taste of herbal tea, smell of lunch in a nearby café, or the chill of snowflakes on one’s skin.

ESFP: **Don Quixote (1605) by Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616) - Spanish nobleman Alonso Quixano gets so caught up in reading about the chivalrous knights of old that he sets out on a journey to return chivalry to and correct injustices done in the world, calling himself Don Quixote de la Mancha. He travels through the realm of the mortals with a deluded worldview that things are not really as they are and that he is living out the mission of a true knight.

ISTP: **Meditations (170–180 CE) by Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE) - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 CE, writes about self-improvement in the solitude of his tent while on military campaign. He tells the reader that although you cannot control what happens to you, you can control your reactions to these things. Marcus Aurelius offers a lifestyle where you must expect to be disappointed so as to avoid deluding yourself.

ESTP: **The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) - Basil Hallward is an artist enthralled by the beauty of Dorian Gray and decides to paint a portrait of him. In order to live out a hedonistic philosophy, Dorian sells his soul to become ageless. Dorian’s portrait, rather than Dorian himself, ages and sees scarred upon it the results of Dorian’s loose-canon actions.

INFJ: To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee (1926–2016) - Tom Robinson, a black man living in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression, is accused of raping a young white girl. Atticus Finch, a white lawyer in town, decides to defend Tom in court and the townspeople soon start calling him a “nigger lover.” When Atticus’ son, Jem, asks his father if he really is a nigger lover, Atticus replies, “I certainly am,” and asserts that he could not hold his head up in town if he did not defend Tom.

ENFJ: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) by Mark Twain (1835–1910) - Tom Sawyer is an affable young boy who goes on a series of strange and cacophonous adventures, fooling and seducing people along the way. He convinces a girl, Becky, to become “engaged” to him by kissing him and tricks his friend into going home by saying that doing so will allow him to join a robber band. Becky dismisses Tom after she finds out that he was also “engaged” to another girl, but he later regains her when he takes the blame for a book she ripped. She just cannot resist Tom’s charming, bubbly personality.

INTJ: **The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886) by Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) - Ivan Ilyich spends his life climbing the social ladder and enduring a wife whom he finds irritable and demanding. One day, when hanging curtains, he falls and is injured. The injury is revealed to be terminal. On his death bed, Ivan wonders if he has really lived a good life and is consoled only by his boy servant Gerasim, who does not fear death. He realizes that he has lived unauthentically, and that he should have had sympathy and compassion for others, like Gerasim. With this realization, Ivan’s fear of death, and thus his death itself, dissipates.

ENTJ: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) by William Shakespeare (1564–1616) - Gaius Cassius, a Roman senator in the first Century BCE, convinces his cousin Marcus Brutus that Julius Caesar, the leader of Rome and Brutus’ best friend, is on the path to tyranny and must be killed. On the fifteenth of March, 44 BCE, the Roman senate invites Caesar to a meeting and proceeds to stab him twenty three times. Caesar fights for his life, but when he sees Brutus among the conspirators, he utters, “Et tu, Bruté?” throws his cloak over his face, and gives up the fight.

INFP: The Stranger (1942) by Albert Camus (1913–1960) - Meursault is an everday person who works in an office cubicle. He listlessly and disinterestedly strolls through a silly life where his mother dies, he makes love with an old acquaintance, is sent to prison for murder, and is given the death penalty, all the while feeling more or less apathetic about the fruits of his actions. Meursault’s final wish is that the crowd at his execution fill the air with cries of hate.

ENFP: Beyond Good and Evil (1886) by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) - Nietzsche argues that in order to be a strong person, one must rise beyond the simple terms “good and evil” and see that all things—justice, love, guilt—have a primitive and wretched origin. He does not advocate for any one way to act, but asks the reader to consider that all “good” actions, even sympathy and compassion, have a bitter side and that all “evil” actions, even guilt and punishment, have a nice side.

INTP: The Metamorphosis (1915) by Franz Kafka (1883–1924) - Gregor Samsa, a well-to-do salesman, awakes one morning to find that he has transfigured into an insect-like vermin. His family becomes terrified of him and learns to despise him. His sister brings him bread soaked in milk to eat each day, but when Gregor begins to prefer the serving scraps to the actual food, she switches his food to the rubbish from the garbage can. Gregor eventually dies and his family thankfully disposes of the body.

ENTP: Catch-22 (1961) by Joseph Heller (1923–1999) - Yossarian, a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, witnesses the ludicrous goings-on on of military life from prostitute love triangles to a food and produce underworld orchestrated by the dining hall steward. All the while, Yossarian repeatedly asserts that the Nazis are “out to get him,” to which the other soldiers reply that the Nazis are out to get all of them; he asks them what difference that makes. Yossarian’s entire encampment is bombed in the end.

I FELL IN LOVE INSIDE YOUR ARMS (LISTEN)
‘‘I’ll always remember you the same, eyes like wild flowers.’’ 

1. First - Cold War Kids // 2. Something’s Gotta Give - All Time Low // 3.Satellite - All Time Low // 4. Young Volcanoes - Fall Out Boy // 5. What’s The Matter - Milo Greene // 6. Big Jet Plane - Agnus and  Julia Stone // 7. Cherry Wine - Hozier // 8. 1957 - Milo Greene  // 9. Moments - Tove Lo // 10. Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard // 11. You And I - Ingrid Michaelson // 12. I’ll Be Good - Jaymes Young // 13. Us - Regina Spektor // 14. Smother - Daughter// 15. Waste of Time - // 16. Sun -  Two Door Cinema Club // 17. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club // 18. Something I Need - OneRepublic// 19. Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys // 20. Empty Apartment - Yellowcard //21. Coming Down - Halsey // 22. Seaside - The Kooks

homesick earth boy: a lance playlist.

art credit to the wonderful @vld-keith, ty bab. <3

TW: Death, self harm, alcohol.

;Secrets (One Republic)
;Youth (Daughter)
;Check Engine (Ryan Cassata)
;Human (Austin J. Percario & Kurt Hugo Schneider)
;Iridescent (Gavin Mikhail)
;Dear X, You Don’t Own Me (Disciple)
;The Greatest (Alex Aiono)
;Go The Distance (Shawn Hook & Kurt Hugo Schneider)
;Warrior (Paradise Fears)
;Beethoven’s 5 Secrets (The Piano Guys)

i think i love you {listen}

this is dedicated to robyn

make you feel my love - adele // bones - lewis watson // shallows - daughter // my love - sia // first day of my life - bright eyes // come home - onerepublic // wonder - lauren aquilina // kiss me - ed sheeran // yours - ella henderson // loved you tonight - john west // wherever you will go - charlene soraia // yellow light - of monsters and men // you’re beautiful - james blunt // still - daughter // a drop in the ocean - ron pope // teeshirt - birdy // hey there delilah - jasmine thompson // bloom - the paper kites // glow (acoustic) - ella henderson // i will follow you into the dark - death cab for cutie // turning page - sleeping at last