he just does it for no reason

Today my English Professor just said something that really hit me. 

One of the students was complaining about about our upcoming essay. He kept saying things like “why does it have to be times new roman?” “why does it have to be 12 point font?” and “why do I have to turn in an outline?” 

My Professor, instead of brushing every question off by saying “because I said so” or “that’s how it is”, gave clear and concise reasons for everything. 

Finally the kid asked, “Why can’t we use past tense in this essay? Everything in this book was in the past.” 

My Professor responded, 

“You’re wrong. The story of Odysseus isn’t something of the past. The moment you open a book and read it again, the characters, the story, the world, exists again. When you watch a Marvel movie, do don’t say Captain America punched him, you say, Captain America IS punching him. Stories, whether as books, movies, shows, comics, or such, are like living creatures, living and dying. When you put the book down again, the story has ended. When you pick it back up and read it again, the story is happening right then. Stories are immortal. They will continue to happen again and again, as long as someone continues to pick it back up. Over and over, from generation to generation. Your book, your story, will continue to happen, over and over again, even after your great grandchildren have forgotten your name.”

Just, wow. 

anonymous asked:

With what happened to him lately, I really think that Author will at some point lay on the floor (or other awkward places) like a cat, and just, y'know, contemplate what the hell just happened to his life

Author takes a moment to just… obsess over the magnitude of crap that he’s recently been put through.

1. He exists in “the future” now.

He lays down on the floor on his back and spreads his arms out to either side.

2. His future self is now blind for some reason.

He blinks up at the ceiling and begins to count the tiles. 1… 2…

3. There are so many more Egos now, all strange and interconnected. Where does he even fit in anymore?

Author reaches up and rubs a hand over his face.

4. There’s an insane computer glitch running rampant through the building for some reason.

Author closes his eyes and drapes his arm across his face as he continues to ponder. Then he smirks.

5. The Author has an idea. An awfully, wonderfully, clever idea.

Author springs up off the floor, grabs a pen, and starts up the coffee maker. It’s going to be a long night.

anonymous asked:

Not disagreeing, just curious: what religious reasons would prevent someone from standing for the pledge/anthem? I mean, I believe that people have the right to sit/kneel/whatever, ESPECIALLY as a symbolic gesture. I just want to understand the religious motivations.

Well for example, Jehovah’s Witnesses chose to opt out of the Pledge/National Anthem. Some stand and just don’t recite it and put their hand over their heart and others just sit while it’s being done. My grandfather, who I mentioned in my tags of that post, was in the navy when he was young but does not participate because he’s now a JW. 

In their opinion, the way we act towards the flag is a form of idolatry, which is not okay except in the case of God. We salute to it, have ceremonies involved with it, we pledge to it, we dispose of it in a sacred way, and we treat the flag in a very specific way that they view is only reserved for God. And even though I don’t believe in what my grandparents believe in, I completely understand where they are coming from and even agree that the flag worship in this country is ridiculous. 

Even outside of Jehovah’s Witnesses, there are those who interpret their religious texts similarly. Passages about idolatry is in many religions and I’ve even heard non-Jehovah’s Witnesses express similar opinions about how we treat the flag and how they don’t believe they should participate due to their religious beliefs. 

And this is strictly religious reasons, obviously there are other reasons people chose to opt out of the national anthem and pledge.  

jurassicwalruss  asked:

Hannibal AU but Hannibal isn't a therapist he's just a life coach

I have no idea what a lifecoach does but here’s what I came up with. 


“You want me to what?” 

Hannibal smiles at him. 

“I want you to go outside naked this evening and howl at the moon.” 

Will laughs and covers his mouth, his blush pretty on his cheeks. 

“I’m not doing that.” 

Hannibal points to the plaque on the wall behind him. “I am a professional, Will. I would not be telling you to do such a thing if not for purely unselfish reasons. I think it would free your inhibitions, make you less stressed and…” 

“Get me arrested?” 

“You live rather remotely, I do not think that will be a problem.” 

Will took off his glasses and his smile was still there, as was the telltale blush that Hannibal was enjoying. “Why?” 

“You need to be one with your inner beast. I think it would help you.” 

“You ask other clients to do this?” 

“No, you are the first. If you desire, I would be there to guide you.” 

Will shouts, “NO! Oh god no,” and laughs again, “I’ll do it but you can’t–” 

“You could lie to me.” 

“I could, but I think we’re beyond lying now aren’t we?” 

Hannibal nods. “Yes, I think so.” 

He watches Will leave and thinks of how long it will take Will to get home, how late it would be when he decides finally to take his advice, and how much time Hannibal could accidentally arrive. 

An hour seemed adequate. 

The drive to the house is a quiet one, though Hannibal didn’t plan on this at first he was happy to have such an auspicious change. He pulls over beside Will’s home and listens for the howls. 

After an hour they come and his dogs all follow his lead. He pulls into the driveway after thirty minutes and walks straight to the back, watches Will’s bare bottom out over the patio and feels a stir in his cock. 

Will howls again and Hannibal moves closer, stumbles on a hidden rock and catches the attention of one of the dogs. 

The surprise in Will’s face is comical as is his attempt to cover himself. 

“I said no!” 

Hannibal pets the closest dog to him. “I apologize, I was worried you wouldn’t.” 

“Well, you didn’t have to. I do everything you say.” 

Hannibal leers at him appreciatively and Will’s blush is different this time. 

“Yes, you do.” 

They stare at each other awkwardly for a moment until Will speaks. 

“You,” he licks his lips, “Wanna join me?” 

Hannibal smiles and starts to loosen his tie. “I’d love to.” 

anonymous asked:

At this point I don't really care about Hinami and Touka tbh, whether they live or die since their characters pretty much pose no use anymore. I'm more interested to know why did Kaneki have a change of heart. Did he meet Hide along the way? Or did something else happen?

Yeah, me too. It’s not like I don’t like Hinami or want her to die or anything, but Ishida has to stop this thing where he makes it out like a character is going to die just to save them next chapter; he’s done it so much that it’s incredibly overdone and the only good it really does it actually make it a surprise when he does finally kill someone.

As for Kaneki’s change of heart (and apparent teleportation skills) I highly doubt it was for any significant reason; I feel like he just went “nah guys, I’m too worried I’m just gonna go back” because his resolve isn’t strong and I guess Ishida just can’t let anything go wrong for him. He always manages to have some convenient luck that stops the worst from happening, even when it makes no sense to do so.

Because she needs to hear that. She’s going through her own thing and there’s a reason why she separated herself and doesn’t want to be a killer anymore. And she’s losing herself, and I think Daryl realizes that. It’s a very selfless act. He tells her what she needs to hear to keep going. He does it for her. […] I think she can totally handle it. It’s just not what she needs. Everyone’s path is their individual path, and she needs to be away from it because she’s losing herself and that world, when your whole life is changed and your whole world is changed and the dynamics have changed, and you start to lose yourself — then what’s the point, you know? So I think that he realizes that she needs to hold on to something. She’s been working towards it and it’s been hard for her, and he sees how hard it is for her to even make the choice to do what she’s doing now. And selflessly, he tells her what she needs to hear because he cares about her and doesn’t want to drag her into something that she doesn’t want to be a part of.
— 

Norman Reedus, Entertainment Weekly [online] (19/Feb/2017)

And the big question out of that scene that people are going to have is: Why does Daryl lie to her when she asks if Negan hurt anybody?

anonymous asked:

How do you think Cas is gonna get his new coat? Is a magical makeover after he comes back to life? Lol or maybe he goes out and buys one? What do you think?

Somehow or other he’s going via that expensive suit. I think that might be weird reasons he has it like it’s a vision or dream or something where they can be nonsensical but it DOES make me think Cas has a habit of trying on clothes, then booping the shop assistant and walking out wearing things, so who knows. I haven’t seen anyone identify the brand of the new coat and put a price label on it but I bet it’s worth over $100 just as the absolute lowest range, and they’ll want us to think he got it on the cheap if it is got by any normal means. I stand by casual shoplifter Cas as a theory every time people point out how much his wardrobe costs, like those shoes. 

I’m still side-eyeing the idea that someone else just hands it to him as a Cas starter pack care package, coat, tie and suit, although that is on the assumption there’s a purpose to bringing him back that he goes along with or is tricked by or some way or another - whoever does it knows they’re bringing a Cas back into the world and he’s going to need his uniform. 

Honestly though anything could happen and that’s just a vague idea I like more for snark than any clue how it could go down… It seems like the episode where he comes back is a wild ride and I expect the kind of unpredictable quality nonsense this show is best at and we’re never good at the details of guessing unless specifically we had a ridiculous inkling and just stuck with predicting it for no reason and are lucky enough it’s the right answer, which is the other reason I keep saying this >.> Sometimes these kind of guesses are wrong, sometimes I’m right and people think I’m amazing :P

eggs-n-bakey  asked:

does rome know Anthony got gobbled? Or does he just not know his bro's whereabouts atm? And also i've been rereading ffak cause its fun and did Anthony and Rome act like that towards each other as Rome and King do currently?

Rome doesn’t know what happened to antony and has no idea antony has any involvement with any worms or whatever like…. at all. that is totally beyond his thinking. he just knows antony is missing for some reason and is very concerned about it and is trying to find him.
Rome and King kind of naturally fall into some patterns Rome and Antony did with their behaviors. Neither of them are really aware of it though, and they’re both a bit more aggressive with eachother than rome and antony were, but they still kinda synchronize up as a team at some times and i’d like to think that shows they still follow on the same wavelengths/thought processes.

“lets throw bricks at the worm” “ok”

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about namjoon maybe having a girlfriend. All them rumours makes me believe he doesn't for some reason 😂 but maybe 😏.

I’m happy for him if he does have one! He deserves someone who can love him and understand him. That person is very lucky.

But to be honest I think he was just hypothetically speaking when he talked about having someone to love?? Maybe it was just a bad translation cuz i don’t see k armys spreading that stuff?? 

Hello Hive City! Guess who you should get to know? Mr. Yakumo Oomari, also known by his alias Yamori! Here’s why!

  • He’s the biggest and most psychotic bara daddy you will ever meet.
  • Real good at filling your dash with chaos and discord.
  • Loves to torture almost as much as he loves to dress fancy.
  • Do you love to fight? Good, because this man is the easiest person to piss off on the planet! Don’t believe me? Just tell him that you could land a plane on his nose!
  • Runs a gang of mentally unstable cannibals, and he does it with class!
  • Do you hate men? Wanna hate them some more?
  • Imagine Al Capone but a cannibal with superhuman strength that shoots barbed tentacles from his back.
  • Loves the Backstreet Boys for some reason.
  • Sings and breaks stuff/people when he’s drunk.
  • Thinks he’s the smartest guy in the universe
  • Thinks he’s the coolest guy in the Universe.
  • He’s neither of these things.

anonymous asked:

seeing as u like kolivan, how abt some nice old hcs? hes a perfect guy and i love him


He’s a little bit, well, bossy. There’s no doubt that he’s in charge everywhere he goes, and for good reason: he’s really good at being a leader. You have to remind him that you’re not one of his subordinates, to which he just stares and says “sure”. What does that mean, anyway?

Not that he’s cold; far from it. He’s gruff with his affections, but he does show them. There’s a minor undercurrent to them that shows possessiveness, but not in a crazy way. He’s partial to having his arm draped over your shoulders at all times. Nothing too forward, but definitely showing anybody who sees that you’re definitely his. Not that anybody doesn’t know already; word gets around quick.

anonymous asked:

do you have any theories for why armin seems distant/cold to evan?

Honestly, this is one of the things I’ve been thinking about a lot myself and even Candy mentions how it’s not really like him. Armin may not care much for crowds and can be kind of anti-social/a loner sometimes, but even when talking to like Candy when he first meets her or other classmates despite being new, he was never really distant.

And this is just… another reason why I really wish we got to talk to him more about it all because I don’t really feel we have all the info for it. 

Like he mentioned it being a challenge just to see how his hacking abilities got, but why that? Especially when he didn’t actually want to know the truth about his parents/family?

Does it bother him knowing they had a brother who never reached out to them sooner? Is it something to do with suddenly realizing it’s no longer just Alexy? Is he maybe even a bit jealous thinking he could lose his twin to his new brother? 

The only real idea that came to mind briefly is, even if it’s mainly my own headcanon, he doesn’t like “fake” people/is good at telling them and maybe he noticed something up with Evan immediately–especially considering how he acted at the mall and Club and that’s part of why he was so distant. He could tell there was more to him and couldn’t trust him yet.

Or if you really want to go into crazy situations, maybe Evan isn’t even their brother and is something else (though they sure look pretty similar so there must be some crazy story there). I don’t personally believe this (I do think Evan really is their brother), but just tossing it out there. 

In general, just the feeling that there was more to Evan than he was letting on is my biggest idea right now, but I don’t feel we really got enough time alone with Armin in the episode to fully say for sure either. 

larissaloki  asked:

Reading the side bits to celestial navigation and looking through the art (loving it BTW!!!) and for some reason the knotting wrap art link isn't working :( *cries* just thought to mention :) but loving the fics!! And I'm curious - does Tony's robot successfully throw waffles /pancakes :D

Thank you for telling me!  I think I fixed it now.  Hopefully.  

And yes, the bot does eventually learn to throw waffles with some degree of accuracy, though Steve still sometimes finds a desiccated waffle stuck on top of the bookcase or some such.  He takes both Tony and Rhodey to SHIELD and lets them throw the shield to “improve their understanding of aerodynamics” and totally not because he likes seeing Tony happy and holding the shield. 

anonymous asked:

I'd respectfully disagree with the post regarding Athiests. One of my favorite Paladins in recent memory is Sanya from the Dresden Files. One of the reasons why is because he was literally given his sword by an Archangel and is still an Atheist. In his words there are powerful beings everywhere, he fights them all the time. Does not mean they are gods or worth his worship. He doesn't need to be given a reason from higher up, all he needs to know is people need help.

You’re right to have your opinion, but that just makes him a worthy person, not necessarily a paladin. You don’t need to be a paladin to be a person fighting for good, but a paladin has a certain mindset and means of inspiring others to do good. Sanya’s doesn’t match it, vs Michael Carpenter who does.

Y’know, I really enjoy the concept of Clark Kent.

Like, minus the whole superman aspect.

because, like, okay I can buy that maybe he can disguise himself well enough to hide the fact that he’s superman, but i doubt any amount of slouching and glasses wearing can truly disguise that he’s a very tall EXTREMELY muscular man with a jawline that can cut glass.

So basically this newspaper office has this guy who looks like a weightlifter/supermodel just hanging around but he wears glasses and acts like a huge nerd and everyone just goes with it???

Like “Oh yeah, that’s Clark. No no he works here. Oh no don’t bother being intimidated by him, talk to him for five minutes and he’ll devolve into a lecture on proper tractor maintenance. We like Clark.”

 I wonder if the ladies in the office ever drag him with them to bars so they don’t have to worry about creeps trying to harass them like “back off creeps our friend here is 6′4″ and grew up chucking hay bales” 
And then it’s funny because (as far as they know) Clark is like, the meekest lil nerd around. (He don’t look it though!!!!)

It’s just incredible to me that Clark Kent can pull off being a quiet harmless dork while still looking like, well, superman. 

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GO EKUBO!!!

The Arkansas Sleep Experiments

by reddit user nazisharks

To Those Who Sleep

This happened a few years ago. You may have heard rumors if you’re on campus. Some even circulated online. Nobody knew what really happened. Because I’m the only one who knows and I kept quiet. For a multitude of reasons. None of them matter now. Here’s what really happened.

The four of us were handpicked for this experiment by Prof. Richardson because we’d all studied under him, worked under him, and, as much as anyone can, earned his confidence.

He said this one was different. We had to keep it quiet. He wanted to keep details to a minimum. All he would tell us before going in was that he required a month of our lives and that if he succeeded sleep would never again be a necessity.

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Keith: “I said I wouldn’t cry!”

So does this mean Keith cries whenever he’s faced with something personal? This implies that he cries regularly for some reason (or used to), though that reason is still speculation. But seeing how he has a temper (and realizes that), I’m betting that dealing with personal issues does, in fact, make Keith very upset, which is probably why he doesn’t do it. Some people in fandom think Keith isn’t very emotional, or has very strict control over his emotions, but I’ve always thought it was the opposite. I think Keith just removes himself from potentially emotional situations when he can so as to prevent himself showing emotion or getting upset (like how he never said a single word to Allura after she found out he was Galra. He just stayed quiet while she was angry and even after she later approached him, he didn’t say much because that, too, would likely have made him upset). Anger is harder to reel in on the spot, so him losing his temper is more expected, but I’m betting Keith knows that horrible, suffocating feeling that wells up through you when you’re upset and can’t stop the tears. And so he avoids it whenever possible, thus resulting in him avoiding talking about his personal issues. 

Unlike Lance, who is often portrayed in fanon as the emotional one, but that I think has considerable emotional control. Lance very rarely gets upset or loses his temper, despite his insecurities and how much he misses his family. He jokes around and whines, sure, but that’s a conscious kind of display that he uses, I think, as a defense mechanism. The only time in the show that I think Lance has gotten honestly angry (and I don’t mean simply annoyed like when the black lion rejected  him (although I think that did upset him to a certain extent) or desperate like when he was trying to pull Keith back in season 3) is when Shiro chose Keith over him to go into the Marmora Base. Lance gives off an aura of emotionalism as a way of hiding how he really feels, and even when he does get angry, he pulls back quite quickly and doesn’t usually end up yelling, like Keith does. 

Just some character thoughts I guess.    

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I need a hug

“But I-”

“Maybe you don’t, but I need one.”

“Oh. Okay.”