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These cuties are one of my best sellers! I decided to make these cute letters that come with every #mysticmessenger order! Don’t forget each order of two charms gets a free mystic messenger sticker! Visit my etsy shop to snag one for $5 before they sell out again!

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Summary: When you accidentally bump into your brothers at a strip club, you didn’t expect to be able to enjoy yourself with their presence. You also did not expect to end up going home with your favourite act. 

Words: 4.7k

Pairing: Stripper!Ruby x Sister!Reader

Warnings: (probably very terrible) f/f smut, mild alcohol mentions, my inability to obey the rules making this not entirely au

A/N: so i decided to take part in @teamfreewill-imagine​’s birthday celebrations and spat something up randomly… it’s ruby so not many people will read it but it’s also not specified which ruby (i think i managed to refrain from hair and eye colour) so you can have all the fun you want with it. hope it’s ok, idk i kinda miss writing and this was really fun. oh, and i apologise for the pathetic attempt at writing smut…

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How bosses are (literally) like dictators,” Elizabeth Anderson, Vox, 17 July 2017:

The earliest champions of free markets envisioned a world of self-employment

Why do we talk like [businesses aren’t dictatorships]? The answer takes us back to free market ideas developed before the Industrial Revolution. In 17th- and 18th-century Britain, big merchants got the state to grant them monopolies over trade in particular goods, forcing small craftsmen to submit to their regulations. A handful of aristocratic families enjoyed a monopoly on land, due to primogeniture and entail, which barred the breakup and sale of any part of large estates. Farmers could rent their land only on short-term leases, which forced them to bow and scrape before their landlords, in a condition of subordination not much different from servants, who lived in their masters’ households and had to obey their rules.

The problem was that the state had rigged the rules of the market in favor of the rich. Confronted with this economic situation, many people argued that free markets would promote equality and workers’ interests by enabling them to go into business for themselves and thereby escape subordination to the owners of capital.

No wonder some of the early advocates of free markets in 17th-century England were called “Levellers.” These radicals, who emerged during the English civil war, wanted to abolish the monopolies held by the big merchants and aristocrats. They saw the prospects of greater equality that might come from opening up to ordinary workers opportunities for manufacture, trade, and farming one’s own land.

In the 18th century, Adam Smith was the greatest advocate for the view that replacing monopolies, primogeniture, entail, and involuntary servitude with free markets would enable laborers to work on their own behalf. His key assumption was that incentives were more powerful than economies of scale. When workers get to keep all of the fruits of their labor, as they do when self-employed, they will work much harder and more efficiently than if they are employed by a master, who takes a cut of what they produce. Indolent aristocratic landowners can’t compete with yeoman farmers without laws preventing land sales. Free markets in land, labor, and commerce will therefore lead to the triumph of the most efficient producer, the self-employed worker, and the demise of the idle, stupid, rent-seeking rentier.

Smith and his contemporaries looked across the Atlantic and saw that America appeared to be realizing these hopes — although only for white men. The great majority of the free population in the Revolutionary period was self-employed, as either a yeoman farmer or an independent artisan or merchant.

In the United States, Thomas Paine was the great promoter of this vision… Paine argued that individuals can solve nearly all of their problems on their own, without state meddling. A good government does nothing more than secure individuals in “peace and safety” in the free pursuit of their occupations, with the lowest possible tax burden… Paine was a lifelong advocate of commerce, free trade, and free markets. He called for hard money and fiscal responsibility.

Paine was the hero of labor radicals for decades after his death in 1809, because they shared his hope that free markets would yield an economy almost entirely composed of small proprietors. An economy of small proprietors offers a plausible model of a free society of equals: each individual personally independent, none taking orders from anyone else, everyone middle class.

Abraham Lincoln built on the vision of Smith and Paine, which helped to shape the two key planks of the Republican Party platform: opposition to the extension of slavery in the territories, and the Homestead Act. Slavery, after all, enabled masters to accumulate vast tracts of land, squeezing out small farmers and forcing them into wage labor. Prohibiting the extension of slavery into the territories and giving away small plots of land to anyone who would work it would realize a society of equals in which no one is ever consigned to wage labor for life. Lincoln, who helped create the political party that now defends the interests of business, never wavered from the proposition that true free labor meant freedom from wage labor.

The Industrial Revolution, however — well underway by Lincoln’s time — ultimately dashed the hopes of joining free markets with independent labor in a society of equals. Smith’s prediction — that economies of scale would be less important than the incentive effects of enabling workers to reap all the fruits of their labor — was defeated by industrial technologies that required massive accumulations of capital. The US, with its access to territories seized from Native Americans, was able to stave off the bankruptcy of self-employed farmers and other small proprietors for far longer than Europe. But industrialization, population growth, the closure of the frontier, and railroad monopolies doomed the sole proprietorship to the margins of the economy, even in North America.

The Industrial Revolution gave employers new powers over workers, but economists failed to adjust their vocabulary — or their analyses

The Smith-Paine-Lincoln libertarian vision was rendered largely irrelevant by industrialization, which created a new model of wage labor, with large companies taking the place of large landowners. Yet strangely, many people persist in using Smith’s and Paine’s rhetoric to describe the world we live in today. We are told that our choice is between free markets and state control — but most adults live their working lives under a third thing entirely: private government. A vision of what egalitarians hoped market society would deliver before the Industrial Revolution — a world without private workplace government, with producers interacting only through markets and the state — has been blindly carried over to the modern economy by libertarians and their pro-business fellow travelers.

There is a condition called hemiagnosia, whose sufferers cannot perceive one half of their bodies. A large class of libertarian-leaning thinkers and politicians, with considerable public following, resemble patients with this condition: They cannot perceive half of the economy — the half that takes place beyond the market, after the employment contract is accepted, where workers are subject to private, arbitrary, unaccountable government.

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linkspooky  asked:

Where do you think Seidou fits into the current Akira + Amon thing? Considering his arc is unresolved with both characters?

If there is anything that has the capacity of revealing the fallacy of their romance, Takizawa’s absence is more than likely it. Whereas many readers take the Amon and Akira relationship as an ostensible parallel to that of Kaneki and Touka, I’ve always seen it as uniquely isolated in various aspects, primarily owing to the gravity of Takizawa’s existence to them.

Amon’s myopic definition of atonement and justice propelled him to seek out Takizawa on Rushima as if to protect himself from his own departure from moral integrity. To succeed in ripping Takizawa from the jaws of complete corruption is to grant himself security in his emptiness, to realize that the light in the world hadn’t faded after all.

With Takizawa now out of sight and Kurona apparently having regained stability, Amon rapidly shifts his attention to Akira instead of chasing after them to speak as he was wont to prior to his arrival at Goat’s hideout. Like Kaneki, he juggles in his hands the lives of the people he believes he should be held responsible for; in an ironic twist, he himself ended up being saved in the lab infiltration mini-arc by the two people he fruitlessly ran around to save for years following his transformation. He can ill afford to relinquish his role as the vigilant martyr, for only in the redemption of his former comrades can he find his own. Of course, that includes Akira.

I think the conversations between Akira and Kaneki as of late are very telling of how she perceives the few she entrusted with as much intimacy as she could allow herself, how this—

—can also be interpreted as a reverberation of her underlying muddled feelings in regard to the contrast between the human “Takizawa Seidou” she was attached to and the ghoul “Owl” he has devolved into. No matter the substance of Takizawa’s thoughts and memories as they may now be, Akira wants to convince herself that such a person can’t be in her future because the investigator as she knew him did not survive the raid mission, the investigator as she knew him was not a homicidal traitor who could desecrate their organization and murder the superior he respected.

However, this is the same Akira that clings steadfast to the name of “First-Class Amon” and moves to kiss him for his words of solace when she most needed to hear them. He sympathizes with her pain. In these moments, Amon is as much a ghoul to her as “Sasaki Haise” was before. That she is a product of her environment notwithstanding, Akira not only views Amon as a vessel in which she must invest her desires, but as a sanctuary from the dissonance of the outside world she is due to face as a result of her interaction with Touka and Hinami.

Despite her scene with Amon, she clearly mentions that her hapless reliance on Haise was born of emotional exigency upon her loss of both Amon and Takizawa. Of the two, Akira establishes the former as the lone safe connection that fulfills her selfish nostalgia because he never scorned her, never pushed her away. But that doesn’t erase her sacrificial act of shielding Takizawa and what she said to him, and the events in this chapter would have no doubt played out differently had he stayed.

What if…back then…I had stopped you?

It might very well have been the guilt talking, but there is a reason for that, why her last memory of him was him turning his back to her and leaving her alone, just as he remembered her doing on countless occasions. They wasted so long walking away in turn from one another without getting anywhere but closer to lost.

What’s uncanny is their identical approach to withdrawing from Goat, the “I’m done with you, so you’re none of my business anymore” rationale as though they’re channeling this sentiment using Kaneki as a conduit. Tragic, how they somehow invent ways to grow further apart even when they are not sharing a space.

While her question is a heavy one that will probably never be answered, if there is a chance, it’s too soon because it demands genuine self-reflection. In fact, I think your theory on the current moon arc folds nicely into the plot with Amon and Akira — they’re ensnared in their recycled delusions, feeding off each other with no one to wake them. Takizawa’s reintroduction would signify the point of divergence into the conceivable death of their fantasy.

The rosary is a relic of Amon’s blissfully ignorant childhood, a chain of penitence originally given to him by Donato. In ridding himself of it, he seems to have forgotten about his old friend, as well as his anger for his foster father; that was him symbolically shifting his burdens onto Takizawa and fettering him to lucid reality in his stead. So Takizawa chose to run from Amon and Akira like an owl deserting its roost because he had made his peace with his identity and purpose, and he could no longer call them “home” insofar as he is to remain what he is. To him, this is the afterlife of his own elaborate construction, liberation from and mockery of his true self to the utmost degree.

Except Takizawa isn’t dead, not really. He’s a wanderer with only his shadow and a prayer for company, and the Oggai are out for the harvest. What with his line from the original series that appeared to foreshadow some sort of involvement with the Clowns (“Shit…I’m definitely on the clown course…”) and his possession of the rosary, I almost expect him to cross paths with Donato, which would inevitably deliver Amon back within grasp. Ideally, his returning the beads to Amon directly would trigger a domino effect of them gaining solemn clarity one at a time.

For Amon, to confront the man who raised and betrayed him is to stop idling and begin to come to terms with the fear and self-contempt that consumed him, to understand that his morals are his own; for all the admiration he has for the people precious to him, their lives, deaths, and salvation are not things he has to shoulder in penance for every child he let die at the orphanage. There is the plausibility that he will succumb to his terror for a while; Amon never figured out how to restrain his berserk state, and if this arc is mirroring the Anteiku raid, it would be satisfying to see a predecessor–successor battle parallel between Juuzou and kakuja-Amon as seen with Shinohara and Yoshimura. He vows to serve as Akira’s guiding light through her darkness, and this is not so much a lie as it is a shade of truth foretelling his role in her epiphany. As the person fueling her illusions, his release is the preeminently necessary step toward hers.

Akira is a capable strategist who can aid in Kaneki’s quest for equilibrium, but she opts to escape, mind thrown into disarray and unwilling to accept her place in the struggle. Violent hatred was her weapon that she doesn’t have anymore, thus she can’t fight, thus she turns to devote all of her being to its sheer opposite — love — at the quickest opportunity. She has yet to comprehend that people are more than simple manifestations of hate, love, emptiness. When she learns that she doesn’t have to lean on Amon for emotional and existential validation, that her heart has always belonged to her, she will be free to pay the same favor to Takizawa, to breach his barrier and pull him from despair: You don’t need me as a reason to live your life, to be who you are. Hero or not, you’re still you even after everything.

Letting go is a three-way process for them. It is also their conclusion. They fall two paces back for every one in defiance of reuniting with their forsaken selves, their sense of self that is an indispensable part of opening their eyes to absolute awareness. Takizawa is the one among them who is most self-determined, therefore the catalyst to get the reaction going. I thoroughly enjoy this trio in spite of this, because of this, because they need each other in order to be free of each other. Once the veil of fog lifts and forces them into sobriety from the corrosive cycle of deceit and self-deception, they’ll be able to see their vital lies for what they were — lies.

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I’ll be offering free oracle readings as an additional gift to anyone who purchases from my shop between now and May seventh and you can pick the oracle deck! Also, anyone who buys a physical item from my shop will get an additional free item plus the oracle reading. Some unexpected medical problems came up and I’ll be a little short on money this month if I want to afford the treatment. I’d really appreciate it if you guys could reblog this and show support!

Rebellion against oppression is happening all of the time, and it is so beautiful. Like no matter what happens, we are out here, we are sharing books, stories, software, jokes, and love for free in order to get through it with each other. It’s just a wonderful thing to realize that resistance is always going on, and it is fundamentally impossible to stop.

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Rayark 6th Anniversary Promo!!

Rayark turns six this September! Thank you for all the support in the past year!
To pay back all our players, there will be special in-game offers

 1. VOEZ 9/8 ~ 9/18!
App Store (GMT+8)
- 9/8 ~ 9/11: Song packs on sale for 3 Chuchu’s each (except Deemo Selection II、Cytus Selection II)
- 9/8 ~ 9/10: All songs unlocked
- 9/10 ~ 9/16: One new song each day for seven days in a row
- 9/11 ~ 9/18: Play the seven new songs for free. Each song is unlocked per day in their released order.
Google Play (GMT+8)
- 9/9 ~ 9/11: Song packs on sale for 3 Chuchu’s each (except Deemo Selection II、Cytus Selection II)
- 9/9 ~ 9/10: All songs unlocked
- 9/10 ~ 9/16: One new song each day for seven days in a row
- 9/11 ~ 9/18: Play the seven new songs for free. Each song is unlocked per day in their released order.

2. DEEMO 9/8 ~ 9/11!
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- 9/8 00:00 ~ 9/11 23:59(GMT+8): In-game DLC「Forgotten Hourglass」50% off!

3. Cytus 9/8 ~ 9/11!
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- 9/8 00:00 ~ 23:59(GMT+8): Game is free to play!
- 9/9 00:00 ~ 9/11 23:59(GMT+8): Main Game 50% off!
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- 9/9 00:00 ~ 9/11 23:59(GMT+8): Main Game 50% off!

Topi’s Daily Card #922:  Lifecrafter’s Bestiary

I’ve seen this card been called the Pokedex, and given the artwork, it’s not exactly wrong.  While this may not be Mirri’s Guile, scrying 1 for free each turn instead of just changing up the order seems fair to me for 3 mana, allowing you to find gas or find lands with relative ease.  On top of that, every creature you cast gets you to draw a card for an extra G.  With the option for every creature to cantrip, you’re sure to find more gas and just keep things going.  With enough ramp that extra green is more than fair in cost, and this card is a strong consideration for any partially green or monogreen deck.

I’ll be selling these individually soon as that’s how I got them. They each were each $7 and shipping $15 each. I only kept one and would like to sell the rest. I’ll be selling them a bit lower without adding shipping from Japan which is $15 each and free gifts will be added to each order.

I’ll be selling these rare event rubber straps maybe within two weeks from now if my schedule allows it.

Shipping will be mainly open to the US. Roughly $3. Payments accepted will be PayPal and tracking will be included. I don’t do reservations or holds. This is just for future reference of what I will be selling.


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LIMITED EDITION STICKERS in October! I originally announced that I was going to be making the red lips/fangs into stickers but last second this incredibly incredible artist @artislove-artislife volunteered to make this incredibly incredible work of art for us 🙏😩 I’ve had this image (well a crappier version) in my head since April! And I was brought to happy tears when I seen the DRAFT. She completed this in just a couple days! Literally all of her work is mind blowingly awesome please go check her out!!!

ONLY 50 HAVE BEEN MADE

-ONE free sticker on orders of $50 or more
-They are $2 each if you would like a sticker but your order isn’t that large
-ONE sticker per person. If I still have a good amount at the end of the month, you may order more 😊
-1st & 2nd Weekers : I’m so sorry you missed out on these! If your order was $50 or more I will be sending you a single sticker when they arrive! If your order was not $50 and you would like a sticker you made purchase one for $2

The fangs might still make a small appearance at the end of the month 😉

anonymous asked:

In relation to that last ask about lower functions and emotional closeness, could you explain how each function can be used to connect with another person? (i.e. according to that ask Se = physical closeness, Ni = mental closeness, what about the other functions?)

This is the reason why reverse compatibility (of functions) can work really well. People, at certain stages in life, will feel an unconscious pull to explore and develop their lower functions. If one listens to those urges, one will likely be drawn to opposing types. However, people who are very defensive about their inferior function may find the following scenarios hard to imagine or even threatening on some level, therefore, such relationships require a certain level of psychological maturity in being able to accept and appreciate differences.

Si-Ne: since one is prone to understanding the world in terms of familiar details and prior knowledge, it will be a special experience to let go and be completely free and spontaneous in exploring new ideas and possibilities, e.g., taking completely spontaneous and unplanned trips to exotic places with a loved one

Ni-Se: since one is prone to existential detachment from the present and concrete, it will be a special experience to let go of oneself completely and feel immersed with another person through physical activities, e.g., contentedly caressing and cuddling with a loved one and enjoying the depth of connection for a long period without needing to analyze or think or talk

Ti-Fe: since one is prone to self-sufficiency and emotional detachment, it will be a special experience to completely let down one’s guard and feel emotionally intimate and fully connected with someone or a group of people, e.g., enjoying deeply personal sharing of feelings and experiences as well as intimate displays of affection

Fi-Te: since one is prone to feeling that one is separate from external rules and systems, it will be a special experience to take on an important leadership/proactive role in a relationship or group and work towards achieving goals together in unison, e.g., being fully devoted, committed, and responsible to a team that achieves systematic and tangible progress

Se-Ni: since one is prone to pursuing new and exciting yet short-lived opportunities, it will be a special experience to make a long term commitment to patiently developing deep mutual understanding through an intimate intellectual/spiritual connection with someone, e.g., being able to accurately anticipate each other’s deepest needs/desires and explore interesting life issues/philosophies in order to achieve long term growth together

Ne-Si: since one is prone to being easily distracted by new ideas or possibilities, it will be a special experience to focus all of one’s attention for a long period of time on another person and feel completely mesmerized by every detail of their existence, e.g., feeling completely satisfied in building a life of comfortable routine with another person

Te-Fi: since one is prone to working hard to maintain structure and order in one’s life and surroundings, it will be a special experience to feel as though one can completely let go and be free to be oneself with another person in an unstructured setting, e.g., finding connection with someone through reflecting on personal feelings and emotions and being able to spontaneously “do nothing” with them for long periods and still feel completely content

Fe-Ti: since one is prone to working hard to maintain social bonds and relational harmony, it will be a special experience to feel as though one can be completely and freely oneself without having to worry about being judged, “managing” the relationship, or disrupting others with one’s beliefs or behaviors, e.g., having the kind of relationship where everyone is comfortably independent and free to speak frankly and critically to each other in order to directly confront and improve upon personal flaws and mistakes

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