destroy your reputation

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
—  Rumi
Rumi quotes for the signs (based on people I know)
  • Aries:"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing/and rightdoing there is a field./I'll meet you there./When the soul lies down in that grass/the world is too full to talk about."
  • Taurus:"Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom."
  • Gemini:"Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
  • Cancer:"Forget safety./Live where you fear to live./Destroy your reputation./Be notorious."
  • Leo:"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."
  • Virgo:"Very little grows on jagged rock./Be ground. Be crumbled./So wild flowers will come up/Where you are./You have been stony for too many years./Try something different. Surrender."
  • Libra:"Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death."
  • Scorpio:"When someone beats a rug, the blows are not against the rug, but against the dust in it."
  • Sagittarius:"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."
  • Capricorn:"Nothing can nourish the soul but light."
  • Aquarius:"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy."
  • Pisces:"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form."
Which Fallout 4 characters should you fight? a guide

Opponent: Codsworth

Who wins: Not you

Should you fight them: First of all, Codsworth is a giant metal robot. You are going to break your damn hand if you try to fight him. Secondly, why would you??? Poor guy has been alone for centuries, unable to fulfil his primary purpose. Don’t fight him.

Opponent: Piper Wright

Who wins: You, but only in the short-term

Should you fight them: No. You can beat Piper in a fight but A) why would you want to fight her and B) she will publish an article about you in Publick Occurences that completely destroys your reputation in ways you didn’t even think were possible. Your friends will leave you. Your partners will leave you. Your spouse will rise from the grave to track you down and take back their wedding ring. Don’t fight Piper.

Opponent: Nick Valentine

Who wins: Nick

Should you fight them: No. Look here’s what goes down if you fight Nick. First you try to give him the ol’ one-two and bust your hand on his janky broken-ass metal exterior. Then he makes some smartass comment about how dumb your ass is trying to fight him, and then he patches you up because he’s nice like that, and guess what??? You’ve got the hots for him now. Tried to fight him and now you’re horny for an unromanceable clockwork dick. Nice going jackass

Opponent: Cait

Who wins: Depends on if she’s using Psycho

Should you fight them: Look, if you’re fighting Cait while she’s hopped up on Psycho, you will lose the fight. You will get absolutely destroyed. And if you’re fighting her when she’s sober, you’re just an awful person. Hasn’t she been through enough? Don’t fight Cait.

Opponent: Deacon

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: Deacon’s a cool guy and all but beat him up anyway because oh my god all of his in-battle quotes are SO FUCKING ANNOYING

Opponent: Dogmeat

Who wins: PETA

Should you fight them: C'mon, buddy. Don’t fight a dog.

Opponent: John Hancock

Who wins: Hancock

Should you fight them: Hancock will beat your ass in a fight, then all of Goodneighbour will beat your ass, then your own conscience will beat your ass. Don’t fight Hancock.

Opponent: Paladin Danse

Who wins: You, if you do it right

Should you fight them: Look you can’t take Danse in a straight fight, but every time he says something bigoted, pop him one in the face. Do it. The Commonwealth will thank you.

Opponent: Preston Garvey

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: You might think that Preston would be a really tough opponent, as the last surviving Minuteman. But honestly? He’s just lucky. You could wreck him in a fight if you wanted, but do you really need to make the dude’s life worse than it already is?

Opponent: Robert Joseph MacCready

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: Absolutely. Don’t beat the shit out of him or anything*, just give him a good punch to remind him who’s boss. Who knows, he might even be into that kind of thing.

*Unless you still have unresolved anger over Little Lamplight, but in that case, I think your issues run too deep for this to really fix anything.

Opponent: Curie

Who wins: Not you

Should you fight them: Go back and reread all the stuff I said about Codsworth, and then if you still want to fight Curie, uninstall Fallout 4 and give it to someone who actually deserves it.

Opponent: Strong

Who wins: Not you

Should you fight them: There are two outcomes here: one, Strong rips you in half. Two, Strong is impressed by your strength and guts for a human, and you become closer than ever. Neither outcome is preferable. Don’t fight Strong.

Opponent: X6-88

Who wins: X6-88

Should you fight them: I know it’s tempting to fight X6-88, but he’s a cold unfeeling machine, programmed to be unable to feel empathy. Fighting him will not help. Like, you know when your computer isn’t loading and you’re really mad about it, so you smack your computer? This will go down exactly like that. It makes you feel better, but you accomplish nothing, and then you die. Don’t fight X6-88.

Opponent: Conrad Kellogg

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: Yes. The dude kidnapped an innocent child from an innocent family, he’s practically begging to get fought. Bring mini nukes.

Opponent: Jack Cabot

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: Yes, because someone has to pay for the absolute horseshit that was his quest line.

Opponent: Travis Miles

Who wins: You

Should you fight them: No. Go away, Vadim.

Opponent: Elder Arthur Maxson

Who wins: Not you

Should you fight them: Absolutely. Look even if you manage to beat him you will catch hell from about a billion zealous Brotherhood of Steel members, but you should fight him anyway, because maybe if someone had given him a good hard slap a few years ago we wouldn’t be here right now.

Opponent: Legendary Chameleon Deathclaw

Who wins: Take a wild fuckin guess buddy

Should you fight them: If you have a deathwish???

The Potter siblings were all very close. James, Albus and Lily fought worse then anybody -supper loud and aggressive, a bit scary to witness- but they were extremely protective of one another and would do anything for each other

James is the worst. Like he teases the shit out of them, but seriously, you squint at one of his little siblings wrong and he’ll be up in your face in an instant with a wand at your throat. He already has so many detentions regularly that he’s not afraid to curse a bitch and get more. And Lily will destroy your reputation forever (not to mention place roaches in your bed or give you a permanent case of hideous acne (a trick learnt from aunt Hermione)). Albus isn’t so much on the defensive/protective side (he know’s his siblings can handle themselves) so much as just really being there for his brother and sister in support.