giving orders to

anonymous asked:

Okay but what could have possibly happened to make Hal Jordan decide that Batman's Chinese. How would it even come up in conversation that he thought that. So many questions

  • knows martial arts
  • can’t see his eyes
  • does a lot of mind-over-matter stuff attributable to ancient chinese secrets
  • hal jordan is the whitest man alive

but honestly i mostly made that joke because of how hard it made me laugh to imagine hal trying to say that actually everyone else is the racists for assuming batman was white


Remember the implications of the Didact being behind everything that happened in Spartan Ops?

Firstly, Jul was not actually at Requiem at the start of the conflict with the likely possibility being that he had personally met with the Didact.

Going to Librarian’s Rest and acquiring the Janus Key? The Didact can’t get it himself because the Librarian’s ancilla obviously wouldn’t give it to him considering the state he’s awakened in, so he uses Jul to get it.

And then there’s the Durance featured in Didact’s Hand and Memento Mori (episodes 4 and 5), literally called the Didact’ Gift - which Jul was personally trying to escape with using Requiem’s portal systems before Crimson intercepts it.

And then there’s the ending…

Jul shows clear hesitance to give the final order to destroy Requiem (because that’s a conflict with his own interests, he could have won this campaign of occupation), and then, as he walks off, the camera pans up to reveal the Didact’s sigil while Nemesis - the Didact’s theme - blares over the scene.

The presentation of this scene could not have been more indicative that Jul was fulfilling the Didact’s orders, that he was manipulating things - that was certainly the prevailing theory at the time because of how obvious it was. Jul is made to look like an ant here, all focus is drawn towards the Didact’s sigil which is where all attention is drawn to.

Not to mention the positioning of the sigil and Jul lining up with those two pillars - which is a wholly appropriate visual because these antagonists are (were) among two of the most important pillars of the Reclaimer Saga and its main conflict.

In Visual Storytelling 101, all of this is screaming at us that Jul is a pawn in a larger game that the Didact is behind.

You can’t do something as unsubtle as this by accident. You just can’t.

But do tell me again, Mr Reed, about how the Didact became “extraneous” to the story. Do tell me again about how Cortana coming back to be put in his place was planned during Halo 4′s production…

No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.
—  Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


“I do not regret being who I am, being as open as I’ve been. And I am proud of myself for not apologizing for it. I don’t fit into any of the boxes that so many petty-minded little motherfuckers love to put me in, and I don’t really care.”


They’re Going To Be Happy – an upbeat Johnlock playlist

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A playlist for two smart idiots who are in love, and will get their happy ending someday… and for the fandom that’s usually filled with angst, but believes in that future happiness.

I love angsty playlists as much as the next person, but sometimes you really need upbeat, happy music to listen to as you think about your ship. There’s not an overabundance of playlists like this for Johnlock–for obvious reasons–so I decided to make one. Songs are about either one or both of their POVs. All of it’s fairly upbeat, and a solid 85% of it is happy. (The rest is an homage to the end of s2 + s3.)

I hope it brings you as much joy as it brings me! Go forth, have fun listening to a beautiful story arc, picture these two running around solving cases while pining, think about how they’re so in love, and remember that eventually they’re going to be happy. :)


A little art therapy self care👌🏻 My water color painting of all my favorite books💙

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities; the political, the religious, the educational authorities, who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, “informing”, forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.
Think for yourself. Question authority.
—  Timothy Leary
You think you can tell me what to do???

Please do I literally cannot function without clear instructions