even if that meant his death

anonymous asked:

I'm really confused. Did Grisha apparently get the power from Kruger, named his son after him, then gave Eren the power, (and as I recall from a past chapter) he ate his father ?

Yes. Morbid isn’t it? Yams certainly has an interesting sense of humor.

I think one of the best things about this chapter was finding out that Grisha chose to name his son after Eren Kruger - the man who beat him as a child and was culpable in the deaths of Fay, Dina and all of Grisha’s friends and compatriots.

I do think when Eren was born, Grisha felt nothing but gratitude towards Kruger for giving him a second chance, even though that second chance meant cursing him with a life-ending mission.

Something has always bothered me about Harry Potter and I think I figured it out

Okay so the part where Harry survived because Lily sacrificed herself has always bugged me because Lily couldn’t have been the first mother in the history to have sacrificed herself for her child. 

I was rereading the series and watching the movies when something clicked. 

We all know how magical oaths are binding and breaking one could lead to being stripped of your magic and your death. 

Well, I was reading when Snape figured out that Lily’s son was the one that Voldemort was after and begged Voldemort to spare Lily’s life. Voldemort actually agreed to spare her, promised Snape even- and meant it even because if you remember, he killed James Potter without second thought but told Lily to “stand aside” Like Voldemort actually did intend to keep his promise to Snape. 

I think he accidentally created a magical oath at that moment when he promised Snape to spare Lily. So when he did kill her, he broke his oath and was killed as a result. So the next time he cast a spell or did magic, it was snap back and strip him of his life. It just so happened that the next bit of magic he performed was the killing curse at Harry. Instead of killing Harry it back lashed at Voldemort and would have killed him had it not been for the Horcruxes. 

Anyway that’s the only thing that makes sense to me. 

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When Jon had been very young, too young to understand what it meant to be a bastard, he used to dream that one day Winterfell might be his. Later, when he was older, he had been ashamed of those dreams. Winterfell would go to Robb and then his sons, or to Bran or Rickon should Robb die childless. And after them came Sansa and Arya. Even to dream otherwise seemed disloyal, as if he were betraying them in his heart, wishing for their deaths. I never wanted this, he thought as he stood before the blue-eyed king and the red woman. I loved Robb, loved all of them… I never wanted any harm to come to any of them, but it did. And now there’s only me. All he had to do was say the word, and he would be Jon Stark, and never more a Snow. All he had to do was pledge this king his fealty, and Winterfell was his. All he had to do…

… was forswear his vows again.

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Hello, my name is Ezekiel and in the photo above is my mother. Things in our life have taken a twist that we were not expecting, me and my disabled mother are going to be homeless and literally living on the streets in probably a months time.

Recently a close family friend whom bought us the house we live in now shortly after we lost our last one after my Mom’s accident, died. He meant a whole lot to us and we miss him dearly but without him here his two daughters are trying to take our house away from us. Even though the house is paid off completely and he told them and everyone else that it was ours it was never put into my mother’s name because his death was a complete surprise and really shook our house around Christmas time. They are taking it to court on the 8th of this month and we should (hopefully) have a good 30 days to get out, or rather look for a new home.

My Mother is first of all disabled, she has a very very hard time walking and holding things, she is completely unable to work at this point in her life. When I was about 13 my Mom fell on the job as a teller and it started a chain reaction of medical issues. My mom has arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Multiple sclerosis, the disks in her spine are slowly fusing and her bones in her fingers are doing the same. SHE CAN NOT WORK. We live off her disability but as things are it isn’t enough for us to put away some for a place to live and survive at the same time. 
My Mom is trying her best to keep our home but it isn’t looking very promising, so I’m on the mission to find us an apartment or a house to rent-to-own. 

I’ve talked it over with my mom and we think we’re going to need about 1000$ dollars to do this move, put things in storage, and start to make ourselves a new life just four years after we last did this. I’m currently job hunting to the best of my abilities but I have no experience and not many people are looking to hire an 18 year old high school kid. 

You might be thinking “don’t you have family to help you guys?” well funny thing is we don’t. My mom lost both her parents at a very young age and divorced my abusive father when I was only a few months old. My mom is the strongest woman I know and I just want to make this a little easier for her, so I’m reaching out to all of you on the internet.

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He would make me Lord of Winterfell. The wind was gusting, and Jon felt so light-headed he was half afraid it would blow him off the Wall. […] When Jon had been very young, too young to understand what it meant to be a bastard, he used to dream that one day Winterfell might be his. Later, when he was older, he had been ashamed of those dreams. Winterfell would go to Robb and then his sons, or to Bran or Rickon should Robb die childless. And after them came Sansa and Arya. Even to dream otherwise seemed disloyal, as if he were betraying them in his heart, wishing for their deaths. I never wanted this, he thought as he stood before the blue-eyed king and the red woman. I loved Robb, loved all of them… I never wanted any harm to come to any of them, but it did. And now there’s only me. All he had to do was say the word, and he would be Jon Stark, and nevermore a Snow. All he had to do was pledge this king his fealty, and Winterfell was his. All he had to do… was forswear his vows again.

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When Jon had been very young, too young to understand what it meant to be a bastard, he used to dream that one day Winterfell might be his. Later, when he was older, he had been ashamed of those dreams. Winterfell would go to Robb and then his sons, or to Bran or Rickon should Robb die childless. And after them came Sansa and Arya. Even to dream otherwise seemed disloyal, as if he were betraying them in his heart, wishing for their deaths. I never wanted this, he thought as he stood before the blue-eyed king and the red woman. I loved Robb, loved all of them… I never wanted any harm to come to any of them, but it did. And now there’s only me. All he had to do was say the word, and he would be Jon Stark, and never more a Snow. All he had to do was pledge this king his fealty, and Winterfell was his. All he had to do was forswear his vows again.

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i know this scene is typically used as a stydia scene but can we please talk about scott’s reaction to seeing aiden’s death. to seeing yet another person killed while they fought with him and his pack.

something about posey’s expression here kills me every time. it’s the small blinking as though he is willing himself not to pass out or cry; as if his entire brain is preparing to shut down because of yet another death when he hasn’t even had time to process allison’s death.you can see him literally swaying on the spot, chest heaving, as he tries to hold himself together because he is meant to be the leader and he doesn’t know how much more pain he can carry on his shoulders ughhhhh.

posey’s acting here was so remarkable and subtle and more people need to appreciate this moment okay.

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When Jon had been very young, too young to understand what it meant to be a bastard, he used to dream that one day Winterfell might be his. Later, when he was older, he had been ashamed of those dreams. Winterfell would go to Robb and then his sons…Even to dream otherwise seemed disloyal, as if he was betraying them in his heart, wishing for their deaths. I never wanted this, he thought. I loved Robb, loved all of them. I never wanted any harm to come to any of them, but it did. And now there’s only me.

make me choose: jon snow or robb stark/sansa stark/bran stark

5

THE THING IS, OBI-WAN ISN’T WRONG ABOUT THIS.

It’s Anakin’s inability to let go, that he’ll engage in reckless and foolhardy behavior to save someone he cares about, that will lead directly to his fall, his loyalty to those he cares about over the safety of the rest of the galaxy is exactly what leads to the death of the Jedi and the rise of the Empire.

This is why I love TCW so much–in pretty much any other story I’ve seen, the high-risk-high-reward type of behavior from the hero ultimately always pays off, that minor set-backs are eventually overcome and we’re meant to think that it’s the right thing to do.  In and of itself, maybe we even should think that about Anakin’s style–I mean, who doesn’t want to get R2 back??  I love R2!  Of course we should risk everything for him!

But TCW doesn’t exist in a vaccuum, we’re aware that we’re watching Future Darth Vader here and knowing that changes a whole lot about the context of Anakin being willing to risk the safety of everyone else for the one he wants to save.  And Obi-Wan’s definitely not wrong to try to get him to see the danger that lies in that kind of thinking–usually, the one who tries to hold the hero back is wrong, ultimately risking everything for friendship saves the day!!  And it will this time.  But one day….

One day Darth Vader’s going to do the same and it’s going to fuck everything up.

Some facts about Pablo Escobar

  • He made so much money, that he spent around $2,500 dollars every month on rubber bands to hold all his cash together.
  • Reportedly, a rat infestation meant that $1 Billion was ruined every year. Escobar didn’t care because that money would be replaced within days.
  • He built his own private zoo, that housed exotic birds, giraffes, hippos and herds of antelope.
  • Once when hiding out in an abandoned farm, he burned $2 Billion in a bonfire to save his daughter from freezing to death.
  • He even built his own prison. It featured a soccer field, a giant doll’s house, a bar, and a Jacuzzi.
  • At his peak, he had a personal wealth of close to $25 billion.
Stefan and Elena, they were soul-mates.

Elena would sense Stefan’s presence. “You’re right behind me aren’t you?”

Elena never forgot to reassure Stefan how much she loved him.

Elena and Stefan were passionate, and they made love, not sex, love.

Elena would feel sad, but Stefan never failed to be there, holding her face and kissing her forehead.

After a near death situation, Elena would run to Stefan not only because she loved him but because she found comfort in him. Once she was in his arms, she was able to breathe again.

Whenever Stefan and Elena would disagree, instead of yelling or acting out of impulse Stefan would kiss Elena and give her the look that spoke, “trust me.”

Stefan wanted to have a normal life with Elena more than he wanted anything else. He wanted to grow old with her and have a family. All Stefan wanted was to be with Elena forever, even if that meant that they’d die human.

“Uh-oh Elena’s human again, am I sensing another brother swap?” And not only the words,but the happiness on both of their faces makes it clear, that they would have been endgame.

They were so right for one another. Stefan is Elena’s home. Elena is Stefan’s home.

After all, Elena chose Stefan when she was the best version of herself; he was the best choice she ever made.

Not even one day after my father died, a family friend called me.

“Noah, you know what you have to do now, right? It’s time for you to be the man of the house.”

I was thirteen. I was barely a “man” at all, let alone ready to be the man of the house. I didn’t know what that even meant — was I now supposed to manage the bills? Did I have to get a job? No one answered these questions for me, because I was too afraid to even ask them.

But as the days wore on after his death, more and more people started telling me the same thing:

“You’re the man of the house now.”

Every stranger at my dad’s wake said it to me. My uncles said it to me. My cousins said it to me. My teachers said it to me.

But I was thirteen fucking years old. I was not ready to be the man of the house. I was not ready to all of the sudden be a replacement husband for my mother, a replacement father for my siblings. I didn’t know how to be a husband. I didn’t know how to be a father. I didn’t even know how to be a teenager yet, let alone be an adult thrust into a world of responsibility that I was not equipped to deal with.

—  Noah Cho "Man of the house"

“It took me five years to finally cry for my father, but after that point I never really stopped. I understood, from that point, that to be a man was to understand my whole self, my authentic self. And who I am as a man is someone who grieves, who feels, and who expresses sentiments and emotions.”
some friendly reminders to brighten your halloween
  • on this day, james and lily were happily playing with their infant son
  • after being forced into hiding 
  • and were unknowingly being watched by the man who sought to kill their son
  • because they had been betrayed by one of their best friends 
  • who fought with them for years in the underground vigilante group they had formed
  • and had been informing on them for almost as long
  • lily and james could hear voldemort enter
  • they heard a mass murderer enter their house in the middle of the night and knew he was specifically after their baby, aka the worst nightmare of any parent
  • upon his entering, they realized they had been betrayed by their close friend
  • their friend had not only sent them to their deaths
  • he had sent their only child
  • even with all this, james probably didn’t think wormtail had meant to betray them. he would have guessed torture, poison, trickery…anything before thinking ill of his friend
  • some of his last moments were probably spent worrying about the man who betrayed them
  • “lily, take harry and go! it’s him! go! run! i’ll hold him off!” was shouted when james was already facing voldemort
  • meaning he never got to say any kind of goodbye to his wife
  • or son
  • james potter was a wizard of remarkable skill
  • who was known to have defied voldemort three times
  • and would have put up one heck of a fight with a wand
  • but he didn’t have one
  • because he had felt so secure and safe, he didn’t feel the need to have it on him all the time
  • and he still didn’t hesitate to take voldemort head on
  • to buy his family time
  • the last thing james heard was volemort’s laugh before he killed him
  • “james potter feel like a marionette whose strings were cut”
  • which lily heard
  • meaning that she knew even if she escaped, her husband was dead
  • lily screamed so loud upon the death of james that she could be heard a floor down
  • like james, lily was known for her prodigious talents (she had been doing impressive magic before even knowing she was witch) and defied voldemort three times
  • meaning she also could have put up quite a fight
  • had she been carrying her wand
  • instead she reverted to barricading the door with anything she could find
  • while her husband’s murderer is mentally mocking her attempts to save her and her son’s lives
  • as soon as voldemort entered the room, lily attempted to physically block harry from his view
  • the room he entered, by the way, was a nursery. generally considered a place of love and safety
  • lily, known for her fiery temper and strong will, violently begged to be killed in place of her son
  • despite multiple chances for her to step aside and save herself
  • voldemort notes that he could have physically moved lily away
  • but kills her anyways because it was “more prudent to finish them all”
  • the son they died to save was placed in an abusive home and ostracized for several years
  • received traumatic flashbacks of their deaths
  • which he secretly liked because at least now he had memories of them
  • was later tortured by the same man who killed them
  • and ultimately was forced to relive their murders
  • from the point of view of the man who had killed them, several of his friends, and still sought to kill him
Bespin is really horrifying when you look at it from Vader’s perspective...

Elaborating a bit from here. Vader knows, theoretically, in hindsight after he works out that Luke is his son that Luke really wants him dead, but he really doesn’t understand the extent of Luke’s determination. I think Vader’s problem is that he can’t come to emotional terms with what’s happened and the fact that Obi-Wan is quite literally screwing him over from beyond the grave. Before he knows it’s his son he knows the kid has a thing against him for the father’s death.

And he knows that Luke was affiliated with Obi-Wan because Luke has his old lightsaber.

He also thinks that Luke is Obi-Wan’s weapon, which is no doubt making his speculation on what Luke thinks happened even worse now that he knows Luke is his son. If Luke is meant to be a weapon then what has Obi-Wan told him to commit him to the cause of killing Vader and wiping out the Empire so utterly? Luke quite obviously doesn’t know that Vader = Anakin, so Vader knows Obi-Wan’s lied about something.

We also know that Vader was thoroughly convinced that Obi-Wan turned Padme against him which resulted in her death (as far as he’s concened). As far as Vader’s concerned, Obi-Wan has an established history of weaponising his loved ones against him.

Again, what’s he gonna be thinking now that Luke’s tried to kamikaze him? First his wife, then his son (that’s going to be a really long running nightmare).

Vader greatly underestimates just how much Luke hates him after everything that’s happened since the Empire killed Luke’s relatives. He knows that Luke hates him (in theory) and is out for revenge, but he doesn’t make the emotional connection.

I think this makes it a whole lot worse because he knows in theory that Luke wants to kill him for the revenge factor, but can’t emotionally accept just how much his own son wants him dead due to Obi-Wan’s influence. He’s trying to capture someone who’s happy to die trying to kill him.

It makes Bespin that much more tragic because, if you look at it from this perspective, Vader was quite literally trying to disarm Luke before they killed each other. He tried at first to confine Luke through carbon freezing so that Luke wouldn’t be in a position to harm either of them. When that failed, he physically prevented Luke from causing damage by lopping of his hand (in a fit of rage after he was injured), and tried to emotionally disarm Luke by telling him the truth. He expected it to defuse Luke’s rage and prevent further suicidal attacks… and it did, just at the cost of Luke trying to off himself to escape from the pain of it. All of Bespin was Vader trying to confine Luke before he killed him on accident.

Vader made a massive underestimation of Luke’s emotional state and it showed as much in the end. If Vader wasn’t having nightmares before this, he’d be having them long after. If Vader didn’t really hate Obi-Wan before that experience, he definitely would after.

Boom, then crash
the shattering of glass
I dived to the floor and busted my ass
‘the hell was that?’
was all that I said
then I seen the pool of blood
my momma was dead
No emotion in the commotion
I wasn’t even sad
Even when I learned that the bullet was meant for my dad
Vietnam made pops crazy he was already half dead
So why couldn’t it have been him that they shot in the head?
All the news that fits the print
Mama’s death went unreported
Not a whiff, word or hint

'They dont care about us niggas’  is how my pops explained it
But I didnt know I was a nigga until my dad proclaimed it
Six months later my pops was dead too
Drug-related shots fired
his skin turned cold blue

On the news that night the presidents wife got a new hairdo
The news guy said 'I like it, how about you?’
No word about my pops in the post or on CBS
Why was that you ask? Take a fucking guess
And yeah why is that, is what politicians should be asking
But who’s got time for questions when ya’ll skiing up on Aspen
Bronx get gunshots to the head
and all ya’ll serving us is aspirin

My momma was so lovely 
She would have made your head spin
Level the playing field and ya’ll would see who would really win
Yeah I got anger…
but I dont let it take me down
because my momma taught me better
and she holds me up when I fall down
Rest in Peace Moms
Don’t worry about your son
Someday I’ll make you proud
because yeah, I am the one

— 

Ezekiel “Zeke” Figuero reads his poem to Ms. Green

The Get Down / Ep. 1: “Where There is Ruin, There is Hope for a Treasure” /

Hades was not evil though. He was actually really altruistic and fair. He had a passive role in most conflicts, feeling no need to kill unnecessarily since all life ends at his domain anyways. To maintain balance was his ultimate goal. So as people are born others must die, and once they leave the realm of the surface they can never return (that is balance). So the few times he is seen as angry is when people try to leave the Underworld, living souls try to enter, or those meant to die try to trick death. Heroes (and Heroine since we learned that Psyche was the same) actually entered while ventured into the Underworld. They all usually come out very displeased with what they see (super depressing place). Even Achilles tells Odysseus that he would rather be a poor man working forever then be King of the Underworld. Hercules as entered multiple times, he even came to take Cerberus as a challenge (one of the 12 labors, but Hades lets him as long as he promised not to harm Cerberus). Hades never gets the  chance to get him back for constantly breaking the rules and bringing souls back to life because by the time Hercules dies, he ascends to Olympus.

Hades is both the name of the Ruler of the Underworld and the Underworld itself. He has also been called Plouton, which is how I grew up knowing him. There are many realms in Hades/Underworld and was the place for all souls to go after death whether or not the person was ‘evil’ or ‘good’, but those who were particularly bad and offended the Gods would be sent to Tartarus.  Tartarus was a deep abyss were the most vile souls went. The Elysium also known as Isles of the Blessed is the domain for the souls of those related to the Gods, women that had children with Zeus, and heroes. The Asphodel Meadows was were the souls of ordinary men were sent. The entrance was considered to be at a crater called Avernus. The souls would enter and pay Charon to ferry them across the five rivers (that all connected in the center marshlands also called Styx): Styx river of hate, Phelgethon river of fire (that leads to Tartarus), Acheron river of woes, Cocytus river or lamentation, and Lethe river of oblivion (flowed to the Cave of Hypnos). All of the rivers circle and encompass Hades/Underworld. They all have been personified as well. In one story, Zeus promised the Goddess Styx that all oaths would be done in her name and would have to be followed. This was a reward for siding with the gods against the titans. In another story, Goddess Styx was in love with the God Phelgethon. Yet, his flames consumed her, so her soul was sent to Hades. Hades allowed her to flow as a river, and so she was reunited with Phelgethon. It is also said that near Lethe, the location where souls drink the water to lose memories, was a pool called Mnemsyne which was water that allowed them to remember (but few drank from there). Closer to the center is the palace of Hades and Persephone where the three Judges of the Underworld (Minos, Aeacus, and Rhadamanthus) sat. Past them was the trivium of Hecate where three roads met and each led to one of the three previously mentioned realms. Based on how the three judges assessed the soul, it was sent down the road to where it would stay for eternity.

Hades was a stern but fair ruler, who loved his wife and did not partake in much violence. He presided over funerals, and defended the right for the dead to be buried.

—  “Honest Myth: Greek: Hades.” 
  • what she says: I'm fine.
  • what she means: Snape killing Dumbledore was such a beautiful act of strength and bravery and showed how much he was willing to sacrifice and after so long he still felt guilty for his past actions as a death eater and he knew that the only way to make it right was to protect Draco's innocence and fight for the good of wizard-kind even if it meant he would probably die and never be redeemed and given how tumblr treats him is probably indicative of how the wizarding world would have so in the end his only positive legacy is having a cool little badass Slytherin namesake named Albus Severus Potter
Bonded

@spn-fob-fandoms-perfection requested a smutty Cas x reader one shot where the reader finds out that Cas is her soulmate. It got a little feelsy, too. Hope you enjoy!

Warnings: smut, death (but like, it’s a good thing, not angsty)

Word Count: 2450ish

You had known you were meant to be with Cas from the moment you met him. Maybe even before that.

“Cas? I get to meet Castiel?” You couldn’t contain the excitement in your voice.

Keep reading

some thoughts about fma:

I feel like Hughes’ death and what happened to Nina were meant to be very formative events for Roy and the Elric brothers respectively.  Obviously Hughes’ death affected the brothers as well, but in terms of their personal journey as alchemists Nina seems more significant to me.

I started thinking about this because even though we don’t “see” the characters obsessing over these tragedies, they keep coming back to them.  They’re occupied with other events, they don’t talk about this stuff, they get on with the storyline.  But whenever Roy encounters someone who might’ve had something to do with the murder of his best friend, he makes sure to ask about it.  And every time the Elrics hit a stumbling block or think of what’s pushing them to do better, they think of Nina.  Even in the last chapter, Al says that they want to learn more because in the past they “couldn’t help a little girl”.

I just like that even though Arakawa doesn’t focus overtly on these things, you know the characters aren’t just automatically “over” these events when the chapter’s over and the next arc starts.

I’ll tell you what it was like to love him.

  It was like you were in the presence of a story,
Where he is legends waiting to be written, crushing stardust beneath his feet.
  Where he is more scars than man, hands trembling.

Where he thinks that if a hero lives long enough, they become monsters too.

  He is not a God.
  He is not supposed to live forever.
 
And yet,
  His name echoes in the dark.
  His name is remembered

You see,
  History will remember him, even if he doesn’t want it too.
  And the story will go,
  There was a boy who could move the stars,
  And played war like a game.
  Where he is meant to die a hero.

  But you,

You will remember the boy with magic lodged in his eyes,
  Who could challenge the sun with the brilliance of his smile,
And spoke to you in his silence.
  You will remember the boy who dipped his hands too deep in blood,
  Who fell into darkness and made Death a friend.
  Who is losing more than he won.

And you’ll wish history would forget him,
  So he could be just a man.
—  instead of the hero the world made him to be // L.H.Z