gene was far from the best

anonymous asked:

And what Azula's footing would be in the next comic? Still dressed into that stupid spirit messing around? And what her supposed arc would end up with? Thrown into jail? If Yang is going by this plot-line then this is would develop into down right cheap and retarded character progress.

My guess is that Gene probably works backwards from whatever plot he wants to do. So, I highly doubt that he sits down and thinks, “What is the next step for Azula as I’ve laid out her character journey so far?”

It’s probably more like this:

“How do I make Mai’s father into a credible threat? Ooh, maybe he has ghosts helping him. How would Zuko stop the ghosts? Maybe Aang could help? No, Zuko doesn’t need Aang’s help! Zuko is the best! Clearly, the ghosts are just ninjas in masks. So why are ninjas dressing like ghosts? It’s all part of Azula’s master plan! Yes! That’s brilliant! That’s perfect!

“Wait, Azula’s master plan for what?

“Eh, I’ll figure it out by the time the script for the third part is due.”

Personally, I refuse to put more thought into it than he does.

Greatjon X Stark!reader...

((Hehe, I really enjoyed writing this honestly! I did my best to include all the parts of your request and I hope it was enough fluff for you. Angst and fluff…I can’t write these things on the fly. Especially angst…for someone reason I just don’t feel I’m good at it haha))

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He scared you, honestly. That was the first thought you had about Jon Umber, known also as the GreatJon for his height and muscular stature, when you got your first true glance of him.

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Gene Roddenberry created “Spectre” in 1977, a pilot for an occult-themed horror show that never went to series. It’s as far as you can get from the rationalism of Star Trek, about an occult detective fascinated by evil who investigates Satanic cults, possessions, trances, mediums, succubuses, and family curses. The creature on top is the demon Asmodeus, not a Gorn, incidentally. Majel Barrett Roddenberry played the witch, Lillith.

Gene always seemed to believe that the best way to keep audience attention was through a recurring cast, which is why he created a show like Star Trek instead of an anthology series like the Twilight Zone. I suppose he figured a recurring occult detective (with a Dr. Watson and a witch housekeeper) was the best way to take on the horror genre.

It’s one of many pilots Gene made during the 1970s but failed to get to series, like Genesis II, Planet Earth, and the Questor Tapes, all of which contributed to the sense that Gene was a one-hit wonder or has-been, a sentiment that explains why Gene was so ferociously controlling on Next Generation: he didn’t want Trek taken away from him.

Bc today is a good day, I’m going to tell you a little about what I do. I’m a scientist. And for the past three years of my undergraduate career I have worked in a lab that studies spinal cord injury in rat models. Basically, we do our best to figure out what certain types of injuries mean at the behavioral and cellular levels, and we try to encourage spinal cord regeneration. Regeneration of central nervous tissue is hard, and progress is being made every day, but we’re far from being able to make paralyzed people walk again, but we are getting closer.
My personal project right now is very specifically to test a gene therapy at the cellular level using a technique called patch-clamping. By testing individual neurons this way I can observe if the gene therapy works in the way we hope. And if it does, then hopefully it will be a viable option for inducing cell regrowth and proliferation in injured spinal cord tissue.
This is probably a lot of information, but I’m always happy to talk about it, and answer questions. This is just… what I do for science.

Daily Doux: 10 Episodes That Show Why DS9 is the Best Star Trek Series

‘Duet’ (season 1) 

Featuring two fantastic performances Nana Vistor and Harris Yulin, this classic from season one, where Kira interrogates a suspected Cardassian war criminal, helped the struggling freshman series escape from Next Gen’s shadow.  

‘The Wire’ (Season 2) 

One of DS9′s greatest strengths was its rich cast of recurring characters. By far the best of the bunch was Andrew Robinson’s Garak, a Cardassian tailor who was more than he appeared. This gem from the second season was the first to delve into his mysterious past but, as was so often the case with Garak, we came away with more questions than answers. 

‘Past Tense’ (Season 3) 

A great time travel tale with a social conscience that sees Sisko, Dax and Bashir accidentally sent back to an ugly time in Earth’s (future) history.  

‘The Way of the Warrior’ (Season 4) 

Worf’s arrival on the station marked the point where DS9 went from being that surprisingly good Next Gen spin-off to the best series in the entire Star Trek franchise.  

‘The Visitor’ (Season 4)

After an accident leaves his father lost in subspace, Jake Sisko spends his entire life searching for a way to bring him home. Have a box of hankies nearby when you watch this one because, trust me, you’re gonna need them. 

‘Our Man Bashir’ (Season 4)

DS9 didn’t always make holodeck gone wrong episodes. But when they did they were the best holodeck gone wrong episodes in the world. 

‘Trials and Tribble-ations’ (Season 5)

DS9 may have been the show hat strayed furthest from Gene Roddenberry’s vision, but there was still no doubt that the folks who made it really loved Star Trek. Never was this more apparent than in this episode, a brightly coloured love letter to the classic series produced to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. 

‘Far Beyond the Stars’ (Season 6)

Star Trek episodes don’t come more powerful than this classic from season six, which saw Sisko experience the life of Benny Russell, a science fiction writer in the 1950s struggling against discrimination to get his story of a black space station commander named Benjamin Sisko published. 

‘In The Pale Moonlight’ (Season 6) 

The episode that reveals just how far Sisko is willing to go in order to get the Romulans to side with the Federation against the Dominion. All together now: “IT’S A FAAAAKKKKEEEEE!!!!!!!”

‘Treachery, Faith, and the Great River’ (Season 7) 

An underrated gem from the show’s final season that put Weyoun (another one of the show’s many amazing supporting characters) front and centre and gave the always brilliant Jeffrey Combs a chance to shine. The b-story with Nog making deal after deal to get the Defiant a new part is pretty great too. 

Feminism and traditionalism: a synthesis

Thesis: traditionalism

Antithesis: feminism

Synthesis: trad fem or sharia law (if we lose)

It is imperative if our race and nations are to survive that we must implement a far healthier system of sex relations than exists today. Such a system must naturally be far removed from the feminism which has collapsed our birth-rates, degraded our gene pool, destroyed our families and thrown men and women into a depressing conflict but it will not be a White version of Sharia Law, which practically no one supports (even self-described traditionalists and far-rightists). As Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists and the People’s Action Party in Singapore realised, we must harness the collective powers of our race to the greatest effect if we are to stand the best chance of achieving our goals. Sex complimentary must replace inefficient, unnatural equalism and sex hostility.

If White women were reduced to cattle as they are under the Taliban, they would lose their charm entirely. Granted, they would not be repulsive (which is more than we can say for many feminists) but it would still be a terribly sub-optimal arrangement. Of course, we are on the road to racial self-destruction, so we must do everything within our powers to reverse it.

In political terms, we should abolish all sex quotas, overturn women in combat or in masculine physical jobs, get rid of presumptive welfare, divorce, alimony and child support, repeal suffrage (both sexes) eliminate obesity, porn culture, miscegenation and ban sexbots from coming into domestic mass production. On the positive side, we should retain legal abortion and contraception (and subsidise it for the underclass), provide more generous maternity leave, introduce publicly-funded paternity testing, slash the public “educational” bureaucracy (but provide free university for very intelligent young women with two children or more), restore traditional marriage, offer tax credits for eugenic White natalism and medals for women with the largest, healthiest families, as well as bachelor/spinster taxes to encourage and subsidise higher birth-rates.

These policies would allow women to form strong families and have children much more easily, while enabling them to work as far as their talents can take them if they chose a profession as well. We must end immigration, deport racial aliens and execute criminals en masse to secure an optimistic future for White children. We need low crime, quality schools, high male wages and affordable housing to raise White birth-rates and facilitate family formation. Ending suffrage, the state extortion of men’s wealth and the monolithic, pseudo-equalist rulling-class would deal a severe blow to feminism but the cultural change required is just as important. Women must be venerated for being wives and mothers just as much or more than they would be for being professional workers in the labour market. Feminists (and especially radical feminists) must be relentlessly mocked and scorned. While a high degree of liberty for both sexes should be guaranteed, no nation which ignores its obligations to family and the common good can survive for long.

Despite not going far enough, Marine Le Pen and Frauke Petry are almost the archetypes of at least one aspect of this formula; both are senior professionals, leaders of right-populist parties and married mothers with large families. The silence from feminists at the mass rape or molestation of White girls by alien slime a la Rotherham or Cologne and their eagerness to wear hijabs when some senior sand nigger commands it reveals their feminism to be nothing more than hot air designed to tear White men & women apart and destroy our race. Le Pen and Petry are infinitely more admirable than mentally-ill, anti-White, pro-Muslim spinsters and lesbians. We need our nations to be full of masculine White men and feminine White women if our race is to be great again.

The First Time I Saw You Cry

Here’s my contribution to the Soul Eater fandom’s angst week, day one! Enjoy~

Soul remembers the first time he’d ever saw her cry very, very clearly.

They were only kids when they first paired up. She seemed to know everything- about the monsters and the witches, the ins and outs of Shibusen, even the best pizza joints in town (The Evil Olive, by the way, has the best slice of pepperoni pizza in Nevada)- while he only knew how to play the piano and doubt himself. She was sure footed and confident in everything she did, she talked to everyone without a care in the world and she could just as easily slice a monster in half. For a long time, he was half convinced that she wasn’t human- that there was no way there could be someone so completely put together at all times. Once they moved in together, though…well, he finally began to see how unperfect she was. Of course, to someone on the outside looking in, there was nothing to be seen that was out of the ordinary. Maka did her routine meticulously- dinner, dishes, shower, homework, bed, then up at the crack of dawn to get his lazy ass up and get to school. He complained. There were too many stairs and it was too hot and the sun hurt his sensitive eyes, but she had taken it all in stride. She let him complain without saying a word to the point where he made it a mission to find what got under her skin. He became desperate in his prepubescent, one-track mind to find out what it would take to make Maka Albarn crack.

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Helping Hands

Summary: Based on this height difference prompt: “We’re both baristas and sometimes I have trouble reaching for things and I show up to work one day to find a personalized stool with hearts and my name on it i hATE YOU but also thanks”
Pairings: Kurt/Blaine
Words: 2222
Warnings: Nosebleed/mention of blood
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When Blaine moved into his tiny apartment on the third floor, he had absolutely no idea he’d be lucky enough to get hired at the tiny coffee shop that his home shared a building with.

At first, the convenience of simply being able to walk downstairs in order to fuel his coffee addiction was simply too appealing to resist. Blaine found himself making frequent visits, sometimes up to three at day. Eventually, he became enough of a regular to get in good graces with almost every single barista in the store - all he had to do was mention that he was looking for a job and he was practically hired on spot.

Blaine’s been working there for almost a year now. It’s the best job he could have asked for at this point in his life; between his college classes and endless amounts of homework, all he needs to do when he has a shift is walk downstairs. Because of this ease of accessibility, he never really has to miss work and can even pick up extra shifts as needed. As a result, he becomes a reliable member of his team and is often the one chosen to train new hires.

So, when Kurt Hummel is hired, he thanks his lucky stars he has this excuse to spend as much time with him as humanly possible.

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anonymous asked:

Bellarke au where the delinquents land on a tropical island like Hawaii or something instead and there just able to chill and relax and learn to surf, chop coconuts, eat awesome fruit, discover magical coves and waterfalls, jump off cliffs, be awed by the beauty of the ocean, all that awesome stuff. Feel like they need this after the hell they went through. This could totally be like a modern au with them adventuring it up in Hawaii (octaven on the side would be awesome or wells + Raven)

Thanks for the prompt. I tried something a little new, let me know what you think!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Rating: T. WC: 1784.

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Clarke squinted up at the blazing sun and frowned slightly. “We landed in the wrong area,” she murmured mostly to herself.

Of course that smirking dark haired asshole took that moment to pass by her and added, “No shit, Princess. What tipped you off? The palm trees or the fact that we’re on an island?”

Wells came around the corner, trying his best to look stern and authoritative. If Clarke wasn’t still so angry at him she would laugh at the attempt. “We should be happy we landed on land at all. I think we’re in the pacific ocean. We got lucky.”

“Thanks for the geography lesson baby Jaha.”

Again Clarke held back a giggle, this time at Wells indignant expression.

Octavia came skipping up to the group, carrying a large hairy brown ball, “Look what I found!”

Clarke regarded her prize skeptically, pretty sure something that reminded her of the time that Wells and her had decided to play ‘I’ll show you mine if you show me yours’ was not worthy of this much excitement. Her face must have shown how she felt because Octavia added, “It’s a coconut! Just like the ones Princess Putri made!”

Clarke was surprised when she looked over to Bellamy and he had the softest smile she had ever seen grace his face. Maybe he wasn’t as big of a douche as she previously thought.

Then Murphy threw a clearly rotten fruit at her, which exploded upon impact, covering her in juice and pulp and all he did was laugh and give the younger boy a high five. Nevermind.

It’s not just one thing, but a series that makes her change her opinion of him.

A girl named Raven follows from the sky, though how she manages to land not only where they are but not in the ocean, Clarke will never know. She finds out what he had been trying to accomplish with the removal of the bracelets, how he had tried and apparently failed to killed the chancellor. She follows Wells as he runs into the forest at the news, both to get away from Finn and to comfort her friend, but knows she’ll never forget the look on Bellamy’s face when he found out he wasn’t actually a murderer. It’s not everyday you see a second chance.

He comes out with her when they finally establish communications with the Ark and are told there might be an old bunker that no one got to. He ends up saving her. Or she saves him. Or both. In any case when they collapse against the trunk of the tree together, Dax’s body lying on the ground near them she knows something has changed for good.

He saves her again on another trip, to another bunker. They never make it there, first running into a wild boar, then running away from the boar. He catches her by the wrist, just as she’s about to go careening into a steaming pit. She can feel the heat radiating from it as he lifts her back out. As they walk back, he tells her this whole island was created by volcanic activity. When he tells her about Pele, goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes and she smiles back at him, he leans over slightly and tugs at a lock of her hair, “Like the tip of a flame. Maybe we should call you Pele, not princess.” Her smile grows wider.

He swims out once after one of the younger delinquents, who got caught in the undertow,even though she had warned them. She tries to not notice how good he looks with his wet shirt clinging to his abs.

He’s the first one she wants to run to when she walks into Wells tent to ask him about a new plant she found, and instead finds him with Raven, who had wised up pretty quickly about Finn. She knows how to make bleach (though she’s gonna stick with moonshine for bacteria killing thanks very much), and she really wishes she had some to burn that particular image out of her mind.

She’s pretty sure she’s the first one he runs to when he walks in on Miller and Monty, when he went to relieve Miller of his guard duty.

Somehow without her noticing it he had gone from her nemesis and rival to her (best?) friend and co leader. She can’t say she minded.

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Why is Naruto doing better than Sasuke?

Okay, so I just read this article on resilience in children and what makes some kids from poor backgrounds do better in life than others and I want to talk about Naruto and Sasuke.

This is slightly spoilerific if you haven’t got to the end of the story (I don’t know if the anime is still running or not).

Originally posted by beautifuldreams-blog

Why did Naruto become Hokage while Sasuke ended up wandering around gathering intelligence?

So the article is in my native language which is not English but I do urge you to look up some research on resilience to fully understand what I’m going to talk about (but I’ll try to explain to the best of my ability) - the most expansive research on the matter is from Hawaii, as far as I understood from this article.

The two boys’ baseline is similar: talented parents/good genetics. Going from this alone they both have rich chances of becoming great leaders. They have genes from generations of skilled ninja and leaders coded into their DNA and both exhibit personality traits from their parents. Naruto, without ever having met them.

As soon as they are born their stories start to differ. Naruto’s parents, Kushina and Minato, die protecting his life on the evening he’s born. This means Naruto has always been alone and one has to wonder who took care of the infant Naruto before he learnt to go to the potty on his own and dress himself. It must have been difficult for a small child to understand why no one likes them and the other kids have parents so why dont they?

Sasuke, on the other hand, had good, loving parents who gave him the love and care he required (at least his mom and older brother, Itachi, did - his father may have been a little lacking). Sasuke had a positive start to life and excelled at almost everything he laid a hand on. He only strived to be as good as his brother and get praise from his father. Young Sasuke before the tragedy seems to be a cheerful child with good mental health.

Post tragedy (i.e. the slaughter of his family by is brother) Sasuke is left to live all alone at the Uchiha district of the Konoha village. There are no signs to suggest that Sasuke received any adult care or love past this point, and absolutely no therapy to deal with the immense crisis he was presented with. This destroys his mental health. He becomes closed off and isolated. Still presented with high expectations from his teachers and peers because of his heritage on top of dealing with this crisis alone can not possibly be a good recipe for a successful young man.

This speaks volumes of how Konoha village treated their orphans and one can only hope that Naruto implemented some kind of care system for them.

But what makes Naruto stand any better? Iruka. And the people of Ichiraku Ramen. They came in relatively late but they did provide love, care and safety for the child Naruto. Although he was shunned by 99.9% of the village, these very few people accepted him just as he was and that made all the difference. Even later came Jiraiya, who proved to be the best provider of love and care for Naruto.

Originally posted by dailynaruto

Love, care and something as simple as acceptance made all the difference in both boys’ lives. It is crucial to provide children with safety and love, while also challenging and encouraging them to improve themselves.

Kakashi tried but failed at being a support pillar for Sasuke because he never learnt how to do this from his parents or care providers. His mother is not in the story and his father committed suicide when Kakashi was very young. This made Kakashi seemingly devoid of empathy. Something I believe is common for those branded “genuis” (both in fiction and real life). He did realise that empathy is needed in certain situations and tried his best to practice this skill but was inadequate for reaching Sasuke.

Originally posted by kokoro4kakashi

Naruto, in contrast, is very skilled with empathy. He knows how loneliness hurts, and how it affected Sasuke. That’s why he wanted to save Sasuke from said loneliness by being his best friend and brother figure. Not to say Naruto wanted to be a replacement for Itachi, but a new brother figure that Sasuke could rely on just as much.

Originally posted by itachiuchiiha

While Sasuke inserted himself in a dangerous environment, Naruto’s places of safety (where he was accepted and welcomed) expanded. This made an even bigger difference to how their lives would unfold. Because Naruto received the acceptance, love and care required to become the optimistic powerhouse he eventually proved himself as, and Sasuke didn’t. Sasuke went rogue and became an internationally wanted criminal because he lacked the support and love he desperately needed to get over the crisis that had already haunted him and gnawed at his mind for years on end. This may have frayed the edges of his sanity as well, affecting his judgement.

Even after learning the full truth of Itachi’s actions and deciding he wanted to become the next Hokage, Sasuke’s mind and judgment wasn’t fully functioning and his logic differs so greatly from the rest of the shinobi’s that they still reject him after he says he’ll help save the world.

Not to mention that he is still a teenager and his body is going through hormonal changes as all teenagers do and Sasuke is therefor a rage-fuelled tornado of hormones. Naruto is a slightly happier hormone tornado. But their judgement is not to be trusted, so to speak. They are still in need of guidance and counselling from their elders.

They key here is to provide support where the child is weak and to encourage their strengths. The article mentions 24 key personality traits that makes for a successful resilient personality.

Wisdom and knowledge: Cognitive strengths which are important in gaining knowledge.

1. Creativity

2. Curiosity

3. Openness and tolerance

4. Craving of knowledge


Bravery and courage: Emotional strengths that concentrate of reinforcing one’s will and reaching one’s goals despite out and inner adversity.

6. Courage

7. Determination

8. Honesty

9. Energy and enthusiasm

Humanity: interpersonal strengths that show that one cares about other people.

10. Love

11. Kindness

12. Humane insight

Justice: civil strengths that are fundamental for a healthy working life.

13. Cooporation

14. Justice

15. Leadership

Moderation: Strengths that protect against exaggeration and overdoing.

16. Forgiveness

17. Modesty

18. Consideration

19. Self control

Transcendence: Strengths that connect to the Universe and create a sense of purpose.

20. Appreciation of beauty

21. Thankfulness

22. Hope and optimism

23. Humor

24. Spirituality

By cultivating these 24 personality traits one can help a child to become as successful as they themselves wish to become. Many of these are personality traits Naruto showed.

He was creative in making trouble around the village, but studied hard in order to gain the acceptance and respect that he craved - thirst for knowledge and wisdom. He is full of energy and enthusiasm throughout the series, shows courage and determination in spades and values honesty highly. He is kind to others because he doesn’t want them to suffer as he has, and he wants to gain their acceptance through love and kindness. His actions, words and hopes towards Sasuke show that he has the humane insight to know Sasuke’s suffering. He knows he needs to cooperate with others to get the best results but this isn’t his strongest point. He strongly believes in justice and fairness. and shows leadership skills towards the end of the story. He eventually forgives Sasuke for his actions against the village. He doesn’t try to make himself better than he believes that he is and doesn’t forget the friends that put him in the position of power. That shows modesty and he is considerate to share his chakra with the entire shinobi army to protect them. He must have learnt self control from a very early age to not waste all the money he earned. His appreciation of beauty isn’t shown much as it is an action manga and there isn’t a lot of time to dwell on that topic. He is thankful to the entire village for acknowledging him and making him Hokage and he considers them all to be his family. He was always hopeful of getting the (positive) attention he wanted and when he finally heard the first kind words said about him by Iruka it sprouted optimism. He has a wild sense of humor and loves to play pranks. He must be spiritual since he’s met several spirits in person.

Originally posted by anythingandeverythinganime

So you see, it makes sense that Naruto eventually became Hokage over Sasuke even though Sasuke started out with the upper hand. Naruto gained all the things Sasuke lost, and became more successful in the end. While Sasuke regained some of the lost acceptance, gained a devoted wife and a smart child he was still damaged and had a tendency to isolate himself from others by traveling.

In Naruto Gaiden (the Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring) we meet Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, who is the same age as Sasuke and Naruto were when the whole series started, 12. She’s smart and inquisitive but it seems as if she’s never met her father. Which means Sasuke has been away on travels for the majority of her life. He is isolating himself and excusing it with top secret missions. In contrast, Naruto makes a clone of himself in order to take time to play with his eldest child, Boruto, and provide him with the love and attention that Boruto needs to grow up positively.

Originally posted by hinaxnaru

I’m not even sure I got everything down here, so feel free to ask for more details if you want me to elaborate on something. Thank you for reading this super long post!

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Why I like them: a beautiful combination of this wicked brilliance and sarcasm and cleverness that’s tempered with these wonderful moments of fragility and openness with the other members of her family
Why I don’t: in the earlier seasons especially I wish louise would be slightly more understanding of her family members (but there have been some great character development episodes so that’s not really as relevant anymore)
Favorite episode (scene if movie): mother daughter laser razor, boyz 4 now, carpe museum, the kids run away (hm, I wonder if there’s a trend…)
Favorite season/movie: season 3
Favorite line: “I don’t appreciate your lack of sarcasm!”
Favorite outfit: her standard outfit or her armor from the gayle tales
OTP: (down the line) jessica/louise or louise/logan
Brotp: louise and regular-sized rudy or louise and jessica (or louise/gene or louise/tina)
Head Canon: favorite louise headcanon is that she wears her ears because she has a streak of white hair (poliosis? i’m pretty sure??)
Unpopular opinion: none? as far as I know?
A wish: another episode where she bonds with linda
An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen: nothing I can think of? maybe a canon relationship while she’s still so young? but that doesn’t seem very likely
5 words to best describe them: terrifying and spectacular and brilliant
My nickname for them: n/a

Hi! Let's talk about Bob's Burgers :D

Hey! I love this show, a lot. And I know everyone on here is in love with Tina. And while I agree, that Tina is awesome, there’s someone else I think deserves some more attention than they get– Gene. And no, this isn’t just because I love him (which I do). It’s actually something I’m surprised not a lot more people on Tumblr have been discussing.

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