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Yes, Cat Grant can easily recognise someone behind a mask...

But after being ridicularized for insisting that her roomate was Wonder Woman and months of investigation that only proved her wrong she’s now a lot more carefull about claiming someone is secret superhero hidden in plain sight. 

And that’s the story behind why she could identify James and Barry as their alter-egos but not Kara or Clark as theirs. 


The Sky Charm by leii-leii

Tsuna’s (arguably) best trait is put to good use with his new job at the cake shop. AU, Drabble fic, ALL27

The Sky Shall Forever be Eternal by Hweanime

Tsunayoshi. He has been disappointed by many and tired of everything around him. Even the sky no longer mesmerises and entrances him with its unpredictable elements. But maybe, maybe he would give one last chance. One last chance for Vongola to redeem itself. Immortal!Tsuna, All27

Dandelion Boy by PinkPaper Crane

Tsuna is a special boy who can feel other’s emotions. He also has a absent father and a drunkard for a mother. When his life takes an unexpected turn at the age of five, he makes it a point to live to the fullest. When the mafia come knocking on his door, what’s this poor boy to do? Arco!27, Empath!27, Child!27, mild All27. T to be safe AU

Asphodels by PinkPaper Crane

When it comes down to it, kindness is all Tsuna is. And kindness is just another word for greed. And in the end, as he watches the tears fall down, Tsuna does not regret it, because Tsuna is greedy, and the pacifier is greedy, and for all his kindness, Tsunayoshi is a selfish boy. Arco!27, Abandoned!27, sort of All27.

Vast as the Ocean, Eternal as the Sky by mangamaniac48

Tsuna’s influence was far reaching and consequential – he would never truly know or appreciate just how much, but everyone else did, in their own way.

Kindergarten Warfare by breadsticks

Tsuna-chan is a kindergarten teacher. His attention is often divided up into his beloved students, his beloved ex-students, and his grumpy sadistic boyfriend. It’s a bloody battlefield.

Zaibatsu by Ashurato

AU and TYL. What the Tenth President of Vongola Zaibatsu lacks in height, he makes up in his presence and the ability to control the six snarling beasts under the guise of his Vice-Presidents. TYL!Guardians/TYL!Tsuna, 6927 main.

The Sky is a Pathetically Broken Limit by Arwana13

Tsuna would just like to say that before their brothers threw themselves in their lives with all the grace of elephants, he and his elements were doing just fine. They didn’t need relations to the Vongola to terrify the tar out of their enemies.

Embrace The Sky by Tatsumaki-sama

Snapshots of the Sky and his encompassing presence with the people around him.

Hibari does put his arms into his gakuran sleeves once in a while

Something I found out while re-reading KHR! from the beginning:

And that he drives a motorcycle.
And that he praised Tsuna for ‘shooting’ Moretti: “Good job. You got the heart in one shot.”

Gods above.

They should have shown that in the anime in my opinion, but target audience concerns won’t allow it, I guess.
It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump | Naomi Klein | Opinion | The Guardian

While I don’t think Naomi Klein goes far enough in her prescription (unionized/welfare-oriented capitalism is not sufficient enough, as it always risks being once-again gutted by capital; we need full socialist economic democracy), her diagnosis is spot-on. An unholy mixture of nationalism, racism, and an anxiety-ridden neoliberal climate created the Trump presidency. We need to acknowledge this, let the Democratic Party crumble, build a new leftist party on the ashes, mobilize and empower people to reject Trump’s fascism, and offer real solutions to neoliberalism and capitalism as a whole. We can do this.

The Media’s Unbelievable Spin of Greg Gianforte’s Body Slam

On the eve of the special election for an open congressional seat in Montana, GOP candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body slammed The Guardian‘s  Ben Jacobs when the reporter walked into his office uninvited to question him about the polarizing healthcare reform bill. Jacobs went public with an audio clip of the confrontation that immediately went viral. Gianforte put out a statement essentially blaming Jacobs for escalating the situation, but reporters from Fox News who witnesses the altercation backed up Jacobs’s claim and even went beyond with further details of Gianforte’s inexcusable actions. He has since been cited with a misdemeanor assault and is looking like he’ll still pull off a victory despite the controversy. 

There’s no doubt that Gianforte lost his temper and was completely out of line. Violence is never the answer and he has been getting some well-deserved flack. However, he’s not the only one that deserves flack.

When this story broke, the media pounced on it, especially since it’s a story that makes Republicans look bad, but what seems like a coordinated effort, networks like CNN and MSNBC quickly blamed President Trump, who was literally an entire ocean away when this assault occurred. 

They point to Trump’s hostility towards the press during the election, calling them “the enemy of the American people” as the catalyst for Gianforte body-slamming the reporter, which is absolutely ridiculous! 

Don Lemon of CNN and Joe Scarborough of MSNBC make it seem like Trump created the animosity towards the media when in reality, it’s been around long before he even ran for president. And the media blaming Trump over this incident just feeds into the animosity. When will they start blaming him for climate change? Or world hunger? Or cancer? 

The reality is that because the Russia investigation has by enlarge been put on the back-burner since special counsel Robert Mueller took over and President Trump’s first international trip is being seen more as a success than a failure, the media feels the need to keep the Trump trashing going by any means necessary, so they will take the Greg Gianforte incident and tie Trump to it. 

That said, it’s not just the liberal media that’s pathetic. Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have been praising Gianforte for beating up that lefty report. We all know if a Democrat body slammed a conservative reporter, Limbaugh wouldn’t be so cheery. 

And when you listen to the audio of the exchange between Jacobs and Gianforte before things got physical, Jacobs was only following up with the Republican candidate on the subject of the American Health Care Act, something Gianforte said he wouldn’t comment on until the CBO score came out (which it did earlier this week). As awful as most journalists are and despite being nosy and perhaps irritating, Jacobs was actually doing his job!

So to sum up, Gianforte was completely wrong for assaulting the reporter and should apologize and the media is completely wrong to blame President Trump for it. 

anonymous asked:

Groot is now the star of your Hulkeye 'verse. Make way for the king, nerds.

“I just don’t know what to do about Clint,” Bruce said, folding his hands between his knees. “You know, he tells me he loves me every day, and I’ve never said it back? Not once." 

"I am Groot,” Groot said.

“No, I know.” Bruce sighed. “I just worry I’m letting him down." 

Groot shook his head, rustling the pair of leaves growing from the top of it. "I am Groot." 

Bruce scoffed, looking away. "Sure." 

A shadow fell across his face as Groot leaned over, and then a root-like tendril was curling gently under his chin, nudging so he’d look up. The tree alien’s eyes met his, warm and brown and filled with more hope than a sentient being vulnerable to deforestation ever should be. 

"I am Groot,” Groot said softly.

Taking a deep breath, Bruce braced his hands on his knees. It made sense. Dammit. “You’re right,” he said. 

Groot beamed. 

Okay. He could do this. Bruce stood up, nodding to himself. “I’m gonna go talk to him.” Ignoring the fact that Groot was trying to eat a small flower off his own arm, he added, “Y'know, Natasha was right about you - you’re really easy to talk to. Thank you for this.”

Groot stayed in his seat, chewing on flower petals and watching placidly as Bruce walked out of the room. 

anonymous asked:

I'm not very familiar with classic who, but did other timelords travel around too, if so, why does he never bump into one?

In classic Doctor Who, the Doctor rarely encountered other Time Lords on his travels. This is because his home planet, Gallifrey, was a cloistered society with a strict rule of non-intervention in the affairs of other peoples and planets. In short; Time Lords, for the mostpart, were forbidden to leave Gallifrey, and those that did were usually criminals or renegades on the run.

Here’s a very brief rundown of those few Time Lords he did bump into during televised classic serials;

The Meddling Monk (The Time Meddler - 1965/The Daleks’ Master Plan - 1966) was not so much villainous as mischievous , and had a habit of changing established history just for kicks.

The War Chief (The War Games - 1969) was a renegade Time Lord who had allied himself with a race known as the War Lords. He provided the War Lords with the time-technology that allowed them to abduct entire armies from Earth’s history to use in their macabre war games.

The Master (Terror of the Autons - 1971/ongoing) the Doctor’s Moriarty.

Omega (The Three Doctors - 1973/Arc of Infinity - 1983) was the supreme Time Lord engineer and co-founder of Time Lord society. He was missing presumed dead until he struck back at his own people - who he believed had forsaken him - from the heart of a black hole.

The Hermit / K’anpo Rimpoche / Cho-Je (The Time Monster (mentioned) - 1972/Planet of the Spiders - 1974) was, by nature, a deeply spiritual Time Lord who chose a life of hermeticism beyond the confines of the Capitol. His philosophy and story-telling left a deep influence on the Doctor as a young man. The Hermit later left Gallifrey and became a Buddhist Abbot on Earth, going under the name K’anpo Rimpoche. K’Anpo’s PA was a Tibetan named Cho-Je, who later revealed himself to be a future incarnation of the same Time Lord.

Morbius (The Brain of Morbuis - 1976) was a former member of the High Council of Gallifrey who urged the Time Lords to use their vast powers for galactic conquest and empire-building. When his plans were rejected he rebelled, formed an army and attempted to usurp power. He was executed for his crimes, but his brain survived. A criminal surgeon named Solon built Morbius a new body, Frankenstein style.

Drax (The Armageddon Factor - 1979) was a personal friend of the Doctor who had gone AWOL from Gallifrey to become a sort of intergalactic tinker. A genius when it came to practical mechanics and electronics, but otherwise not overly-bright!

Romana (The Ribos Operation - 1978/Warriors Gate - 1980) - the Doctor’s companion, originally recruited (or, more accurately, tricked by the White Guardian posing as the President of Gallifrey) to assist in the search for the Key to Time, she refused to return to Gallifrey once the mission was accomplished and gained renegade status.

Salyavin (Shada - 1979) a Time Lord in possession of such extraordinary mental powers that, despite his kindly nature, was deemed as a threat to Gallifreyan Society and imprisoned in perpetuity in the Time Lord prison of Shada. His escaped went unnoticed due to his powers, and he retired to Cambridge, England to lead a quiet life as a University Professor under the alias of Professor Chronotis.

Azmael (The Twin Dilemma - 1984) was a former academy tutor and close friend of the Doctor. He retired to the planet Jaconda and became it’s benign ruler.

The Rani (Mark of the Rani - 1985/Time of the Rani - 1987) was exiled from Gallifrey for unethical genetic experiments. At some point she obtained a TARDIS, set herself up as despotic ruler of the planet Miasimia Goria and continued her nefarious work across time and space.

Think the net neutrality fight is over? Think again.

When the Obama administration approved strong new net neutrality rules earlier this year, advocates rejoiced. “We have won on net neutrality,” Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told The Guardian. President Barack Obama declared victory and thanked Reddit, the self-proclaimed "Front Page of the Internet” for its community’s activism on the issue.

But these celebrations may have been premature. Telecom and cable companies, which provide broadband access to the vast majority of Americans, are challenging the Obama administration’s actions in court. If they get their way, a federal appeals court will soon delay some rules that aim to protect net neutrality, the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Open-Internet advocates fear that an unfavorable decision may open the door for harmful business practices while the court battle—which could take years—plays out. A stay on part of the new rules would also likely embolden Republicans on Capitol Hill who seek to pass laws gutting the rules.

Read more here.

Chocolate tycoon wins Ukraine presidency

Guardian: Chocolate tycoon Petro Poroshenko claimed the Ukrainian presidency on Sunday after multiple exit polls gave him a clear absolute majority after the first round of voting.

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