he murdered and it doesn't matter

graphitescribble  asked:

In your opinion, can a paladin be tricked into falling? For example, if a paladin kills an innocent person thinking they are evil, is that grounds for falling? A friend and I are in disagreement. He says that any act that goes against the paladin's code will cause them to fall, but I think that it's the intent, rather than the outcome, that really matters. So long as the paladin is repentant for their mistake, and doesn't try to justify it.

Well, I think you’re both right. I’ve considered the issue after one of my paladins murdered an innocent as a werewolf despite doing everything I could think of to stop including beating himself up with silver objects to be put out of commission. It only happened because the character in question was the living personification of curiosity being a death sentence, ignoring repeated warnings to stay away.

That paladin fell as a result, but when he found a temple to absolve him, there was no further penalty given the circumstances of what actually happened. Because he well and truly did not intend for it to happen, and his god knew that. So why wait until the Paladin arrived at the holy place for his god to restore him if he was truly contrite?

I look at it as a test, and an enforced period of contemplation. A paladin who was decieved by evil forces into doing their will might realize that the path of the paladin is truly not for them, that they are not equal to the burden. The vast majority of paladins who fall don’t take up evil’s banner, but instead take alternate paths with the recognition that they could make the same mistake again, harm others or be led astray again. 

They have to decide whether or not to make way to the temple, face their patron in the eye and decide they’ve been misled, that they want to make up for what they’ve done. That can be beyond impossible when one’s heart is heavy with shame, or worse, that they broke the oath without regret and with malicious intent. But it’s a task that must be done.

Because in both our cases, the paladin killed an innocent who did not deserve to die. They were used as weapons for evil’s purpose, and that is the opposite of everything a paladin is supposed to be. There has to be consequences for that, or that poor soul’s death could mean nothing. If a paladin killed a few innocents in order to purge a greater evil and suffered no consequences for it, what’s to stop another from doing the same, and for all the little evils to suddenly become permissible, for tragic mistakes to be shrugged off because a holy warrior cannot be questioned even as they do unholy things?

The blood of innocent people shouldn’t fade away in the rain, but scrubbed off, with effort and grim thought, no matter how it spilled across your hands. If you can stand before the Light and it can see the truth of your heart, all the better. But there needs to be that moment, that illumination, purification, and revelation before the paladin can take up the mantle again.

I saw Phantom of the Opera for the first time when I was ten years old, and I hated it because I felt bad for the Phantom. I didn’t understand that some stories don’t end happily.  

I saw it again as a teenager, with the movie and the new stage production, and I realized I actually liked this sad tale. And then there’s the production I saw two Sundays ago. 

No matter how old I am, I still bawl over this talented, deformed sociopath. 

Favorite things about Jounouchi Katsuya
  • He's a good friend who cares about how Yugi feels and wants to make sure Yugi is happy and safe.
  • Despite his rough childhood and former gang activity he's a nice guy who will always have his friends' backs, no questions asked.
  • Loves model building and is pretty good at it too.
  • Unless proven wrong he gives everyone he meets the benefit of the doubt.
  • Every face he makes in the manga is pure reaction image gold.
  • Doesn't mind getting killed over a pair of sneakers.
  • Like almost every guy, he loves shoes.
  • Grows the most as a Duelist throughout the series despite having a deck of lower level monsters and common cards-- and only a few rare ones.
  • Is naturally lucky, even in unlucky scenarios.
  • Cares deeply about his sister and will put his life on the line to save her eye sight, no matter what.
  • Will risk getting murdered by a chainsaw wielding psychopath in a deadly amusement park if it means Yugi can save his grandfather's life.
  • All in all is a great friend.

anonymous asked:

Was it ever explicitly stated that Steve knew the arc reactor wasn't keeping Tony alive anymore? Because I don't think it was and if he didn't, that means Steve was literally trying to kill Tony. He smashed the one thing keeping Tony alive and just left him. It doesn't matter that it didn't kill him, Steve 100% had an intent to murder his friend. And that's why I walked out of the theater hating Captain America.

I would assume he did know, given that it is a blatantly obvious thing that he doesn’t have the reactor in his chest anymore. He had to know why Tony had the reactor, for he read the man’s file, though it is never really addressed in the movies. 

As to Steve’s intentions; I wouldn’t outright say he was trying to kill Tony, but I would say he was toeing that line. The reason Tony covered his face, was because he thought Steve was going for the neck. That would have killed him instantly. And, for a second, the way he raises the shields and stops for a fraction of a moment, it is clear that that was the original intention. 

But he stops himself, and instead aims for the chest. 

Is the chest any better? Slightly, as it is not straight up decapitation, but given that the shield literally breaks the sides of the suit, it isn’t a stretch to assume Tony broke at least a few ribs and, considering how weak Tony’s heart really is, a hit like that could have easily ended it right then and there. 

So what really the filmmakers were trying to do is what in film is often called an illusion/statement of intent. They wanted you to understand that the intent of killing Tony was there and that, had Tony not been needed for later movies, that would have indeed been his end. 

So yes, it is safe to say that Steve had no qualms about killing Tony, which just goes to show yet again his hypocritical nature, and his abusive/false friendship with Tony. 

The signs as described by my Gemini friend over texts
  • Aries: "they remind me of really excited dogs but also they could fuck you up"
  • Taurus: "stubborn passive aggressive assholes"
  • Gemini: "tbh we think we're captain jack sparrow but really we're jar jar binks...but a little less horrible"
  • Cancer: "moody, emotional, clingy omg kylo ren was probably a cancer idk"
  • Leo: "one of my exes was a leo and he took the longest fuckin showers i stg"
  • Virgo: "my dad is a virgo. they both fascinate and scare me because they know what you did" [i ask what they did] "doesn't matter. they know."
  • Libra: "i love them bc they could be plotting to murder you and you would never know"
  • Scorpio: "i dated a scorpio once she was into some p kinky shit man"
  • Sagittarius: "i like them bc they will tell you if you have food in your teeth"
  • Capricorn: "honestly i have a capricorn friend and she is the sweetest fucking person i have ever met but holy shit it would not surprise me at all if she was a serial killer"
  • Aquarius: "i texted my aquarius friend once asking if he was coming to school and he replied 'what day is it?'"
  • Pisces: "can be so romantic to the point where it's creepy"
DMMd Boys Speaking English Headcanons
  • Aoba: Can somewhat hold a basic conversation, but stumbles over a few words here and there.
  • Koujaku: Self-taught, probably learned to impress a girl at one point. Tries to act/sound like he knows what he's doing, but actually has little to no clue. Textbook English, not real stuff that anyone would ever actually say
  • Mink: Fluent in English, due to living in America. Gets in arguments over pronunciation of certain words with Koujaku. "Look, Red, I fucking KNOW English, whatever you just said makes no sense." "FUCK YOU MINK I KNOW WHAT I"M DOING"
  • Noiz: Also fluent, because in Europe, everyone speaks like, every language. Noiz likes showing off his English skills.
  • Clear: Programmed to know at least 80 languages, English being one of them. One day, something inside him just went slightly haywire and he started speaking English and couldn't get his default language set back to Japanese. No one could understand him.
  • Ren: In his Allmate form, he had unlimited knowledge and could speak and translate from any given language. In his human form, he still tries to translate things but then realizes "oops i can't do that anymore"
  • Mizuki: He gave it a shot once, but only once. He got very frustrated. "YOU KNOW WHAT FUCK IT. FUCK YOU, FUCK YOUR ENGLISH. I AM JAPANESE AND I WILL SPEAK JAPANESE THANK YOU VERY MUCH."
  • Sei: Doesn't know much English at all, but tries to speak it anyway. He can barely introduce himself, or pronounce a single word without messing up. But when he gets a sentence out, no matter how much he butchered it, he will smile like he's so darn proud of himself and it's the cutest thing ever
  • Virus and Trip: These two like to mix random English into their Japanese b/c they think it makes them sound fancy when in reality it makes them sound like douchebags. they also do this with french and italian words
Birthday Boy - Commission

Title: Birthday Boy
Pairing: Noiz / Aoba
Rating: Explicit
Kinks: Photography, Lingerie, Pet Play (mild)

Commissioned by tinyblackwings

It’s Noiz’s birthday, and Aoba has been sending him teasing snapshots of his ‘present’. Unable to suffer the endless droning of his meetings, Noiz pops home for a lunch break and teaches his boyfriend a lesson while he’s at it.

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True fact: one of the most savage murderers in all of Homestuck is Clubs motherfucking Deuce. He’s killed two of Caliborn’s minions, Jade, Jake, and both kings

But what makes CD so special is his absolute lack of remorse. Jack has killed billions of people, but he can’t kill Jade, no matter how hard he tries. He has some form of a conscience, no matter how small.

But CD? CD doesn’t give a single fuck. This is him after murdering Jade:

Look how happy he is. He just blew up a 13 year old girl and he’s doing a motherfucking umbrella dance

He took a snack break right before assassinating a teenager. Yes, he’s officially an assassin

CD is a cold-blooded killer and he doesn't even know it. To him, he’s just following orders he doesn't even understand. Jack needed the powers of every single prototyping to carry out his rampage. CD kills with shaving cream and peanuts.

Don't fuck with Clubs Deuce

Ashton's Arrival.
  • Ashton: HEY GUYS IM HOME (closes door)
  • Ashton: what did he do this time Lukey
  • Luke: he got my favourite shirt and cut holes in it!
  • Ashton: *sigh*
  • (Calum walks past)
  • Ashton: Calum
  • Calum: Yo
  • Ashton: since when did you say "yo"
  • Calum: it doesn't matter, what?
  • Ashton: can you tell Michael to get his butt here now please
  • Calum: why can't you
  • Ashton: well, if you haven't noticed the 18 year old hugging my leg-
  • Calum: FINE (walks off)
  • Luke: it was my favourite..
  • Ashton: aw Lukey it's ok, come here
  • (Luke gets up and hugs Ashton)
  • Michael: sup
  • Ashton: Michael, care to explain why you cut up Luke's favourite shirt
  • Michael: because it looked ugly
  • Luke: It was my favourite! (Storms upstairs)
  • Michael: what a loser
  • (Ashton's bedroom door slams)
  • Ashton: looks like I'm not sleeping alone tonight
  • Calum: don't pretend you don't like it
  • Michael: go Calum (high fives)
  • Ashton: I should have never come back

anonymous asked:

Headcannon: Sirius started this thing where every time Remus sneezes, he howls. No matter what time, no matter where. And now the rest of the Marauders do it, too. There's no symbolic meaning behind this – Sirius is just an asshole and gleefully watches his boyfriend tilt his head back and debate the moral consequences of murder. (And maybe Sirius doesn't mind the way that Remus "gets him back" when it's all said and done... *winkwink*)

Originally posted by fortheloveofhuskies

Gattaca (1997 Film) : Sentence Starters
  • "I never saved anything for the swim back."
  • "For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it."
  • "Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home."
  • "Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star."
  • "Flight got you nervous?"
  • "_______ want's to apply here."
  • "For future reference, right-handed men don't hold it with their left."
  • "Just one of those things."
  • "You're gonna miss your flight, _______."
  • "I could've gone up and back and nobody would've been the wiser."
  • "I don't know how to thank you."
  • "I got the better end of the deal."
  • "I only lent you my body."
  • "You lent me your dream."
  • "We're closer to the other side."
  • "It's too late for that."
  • "You wanna drown us both?"
  • "There's no gene for fate."
  • "I can't hear any more of your lies, _______."
  • "I'm the same person I was yesterday."
  • "I am NOT a murderer!"
  • "They've got you looking for any flaw, that after a while that's all you see."
  • "For what it's worth, I'm here to tell you that it is possible."
  • "It's funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay."
  • "We have to get drunk immediately."
  • "They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness."
  • "They don't say that anymore."
  • "I not only think that we will tamper with Mother Nature, I think Mother wants us to."
  • "No, we now have discrimination down to a science."
  • "I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin."
  • "Consider God's handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?"
  • "How the hell did you get up here?"
  • "Oh, I could always walk... I've been faking it."
  • "I have this crazy idea you're more interested in the murder case than me."
  • "I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it."
  • "There's more vodka in this piss than there is piss."
  • "There's still the matter of your height."
  • "That piece can only be played with twelve."
  • "We were just wondering if, if it is good to just leave a few things to, to chance?"
  • "Your child doesn't need any more additional burdens."
  • "You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result."
  • "If at first you don't succeed... try, try again."
  • "He had everything except desire."
  • "Blood has no nationality."
  • "What about the interview?"
  • "They found my eye lash."
  • "Ah well it could be worse. They could have found it in your eye."
  • "You keep your work station so clean, _______."
  • "Please don't leave the premises."
  • "Am I speaking in some kind of strange foreign language?"
  • "We shed 500 million cells a day."
  • "Is the only way you can succeed is to see me fail?"
  • "Do you want some of this?"
  • "What's your number, you fucking flat foot!"
  • "That's harassment."
  • "Please tell me you're the least bit excited."
  • "If you're going to pretend like you don't care, don't look up."
  • "Do you have any idea what it took to get IN here?"
  • "_______ was never meant to be one step down on the podium."
  • "_______, never shy, pisses on command."
  • "Beautiful piece of equipment you've got there, _______. I ever told you that?"
  • "Don't know why my folks didn't order one like that for me."
  • "Yours just happens to be an exceptional example."
  • "I can't go anywhere without seeing my own face."
  • "They'll recognize me."
  • "Don't clean the glass too well."
  • "Wanna go dancing?"
  • "I'm sorry, the wind caught it."
  • "My eyes are prettier."
  • "I think (s)he likes us."
  • "I hope you're not wasting my time."
  • "No, I... I'd give 100 percent."
  • "The only way you're going to see the inside of a spaceship is if you were cleaning it."
  • "Don't eat that, it's Pluto."
Robert's reaction to Aaron ....

…..Outing him and destroying the marriage that Robert considered murdering people to save ………… “it doesn’t matter anymore”
the motivation that drove the Robron SL for a YEAR or so ……..


Robert finally figured it out…. it just took him some time as he said …. less time than it might have taken many other people ..

anonymous asked:

nothing before browns murder matters. it doesn't matter if he hit the store owner, stole $5 worth of tobacco, even destroyed an aisle. NOTHING JUSTIFIES HIS MURDER. HE SURRENDERED. HE PUT UP HIS HANDS. HE WAS EXECUTED WITHOUT MERCY AND LEFT IN THE STREET FOR 4 HOURS.

100% agree

anonymous asked:

Wait, what? Did you actually make a post stating that Ward is not a murderer? So what, he just accidentally pulled the trigger on Victoria Hand? Tripped and fell and accidentally slit Koenig's throat? How about the guards at the fridge? Are you just going to blame them for their own deaths? It doesn't matter if you like a character, you cannot, I repeat, CANNOT just turn a blind eye to the fact that he actually killed people without remorse.

Hello Anon, 

I actually was waiting for you and that’s why I researched beforehand more in depth in the differences between a murderer and a killer. To the question is Grant Ward a killer? My reply is immediate, a big, fat YES, the same way that Skye is now a killer, Melinda May is a killer and basically every agent of SHIELD, and every member of an espionage organization, is trained to be a killer. Call him killer or call him assassin because he might have been trained by SHIELD. 

But is Grant Ward a murderer? I’m sorry, but no. He is not a murderer. 

mur·der ( \ˈmər-dər\ )

1 : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought 2 a : something very difficult or dangerous b : something outrageous or blameworthy 

See that bold part? Exactly, while to kill means putting an end to a life (pretty general and I prefer the term assassination when it comes to this kind of fiction), to murder implies malice, an emotional feeling that gets eradicated once you are a trained agent whose mission is to cross off a target.

Does it mean that a soldier/agent can’t be a murderer? Not at all, for instance I consider Whitehall a murderer because he enjoys his killings and even if it hasn’t been 100% confirmed by canon on screen I consider John Garrett a murderer.

Does it mean Grant Ward is murderer? Not at all, we haven’t seen Ward making an unnecessary or joyful kill on screen, we have seen him crossing off targets, Hand was ordering him to kill Garrett on cold blood and he responded as part of his mission (remember when Jemma Simmons condemned Kenneth to possible torture, brainwash and maybe even death to save her mission/cover?). Eric Koenig posed a threat to his cover so he had to cross him off (and from what we can guess from the scene it was a clear assassination in Natasha Romanoff’s style but I don’t see anyone yelling murderer at her either).

And about guards at the Fridge, do you think Ward and Garrett were there to take a stroll? It was a raid, it was, once again, a mission. The fact that he was loyal to a manipulator and an abuser do not excuse his actions but give them context. Also, I’m not going to talk here about Ward’s need to please Garrett nor how Garrett would manipulate Ward calling him weak every time he wasn’t sure about a part of his mission aka when he was ordered an assassination.

Actually, the only case in which I think we could debate if it was a murder or an assassination is Thomas Nash. Since I foresee you don’t like Ward I guess you believe he killed him for Garrett or whatevs, there’s no canon here but pure speculation. I highly believe that Thomas Nash was the only person Ward didn’t assassinate since he acted out of an emotional impulse, it was probably the only killing not orchestrated by Garrett’s mastermind and Ward’s reaction to it was not healthy or fine, but we all can agree that his inability to natural, emotional reactions makes him extreme, his love for Skye is extreme, his loyalty to Garrett is extreme, his supposed hate for SHIELD (indoctrinated by Garrett’s own feelings) is also extreme. Still, SHIELD didn’t consider that killing a red flag and instead of having him reviewed by a psychologist and a psychotherapist the case was going to be simply reviewed by a board. 

When you say he killed (not murdered ;)) people without remorse, do you know any real soldier? Do you know anyone who has been indoctrinated to be a weapon? And besides all this, what makes you think that Ward doesn’t regret his past actions? Has anyone given him the chance to speak up about what he feels or thinks now that he is in the Vault?

I know it might be hard to talk to someone who has betrayed you in such a deep level, that’s why the team should have put Ward under fair trial without any emotional burden, but even prisoners deserve therapy. Does Ward even know how to express regret? We already know that he doesn’t have any healthy social skills, so why are we so surprised when he is unable to express emotions like regret, love or pain in a satisfactory way? 

So, in conclusion, Grant Ward is an indoctrinated killer and assassin who has spent his whole life living on a constant mission to protect his surrogate dad, who happened to be the baddest seed of them all. Probably if he had killed Hydra agents instead of SHIELD agents we would all be cheering because he was killing bad guys, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D excels in showing us that there’s not good and bad guys but bigger and lesser evils, the question is which one of the two will be up to do more wrong things for the right reasons. 

ps. just so it’s 100% clear, I do not excuse in any way any of Ward actions, I think he should go through fair trial and pay as any soldier from the losing part in a war, but I’m not going to ignore the fact that a killer and a murderer has a REALLY different mindset and that Grant Ward never enjoyed killing any of his targets. 

anonymous asked:

Hi im really confused by wills motives now hes out of jail. in jail his motive was 'stop hannibal' it was more important than proving his own innocence. his dreams etc suggest he still wants to kill lecter. is he still trying to stop hannibal? if he's now willing to do bad things for good reasons why doesn't he just kill hannibal? will just seems like a pretty massive fuck up now. im so confused, what is happening are they actually gunna b murder buds now? will seems pretty irredeemable atm wth

Saying that Will is now willing to do bad things for good reasons is oversimplifying, I think—both in what constitutes “bad things” and “good reasons.” The things Will does are not necessarily bad (though that’s still ambiguous, and some of them will probably always remain a matter of moral debate), and the reasons he does them are not all good. 

What’s muddied the water for Will are his personal feelings: toward himself and how Hannibal has changed him, toward Hannibal and his authentic feelings of affection for Hannibal, and toward what he really wants out of stopping Hannibal, which is not just to stop him but to unmask him. While Will was in the hospital, the motivation to stop Hannibal was more important than proving his own innocence. Now that he’s free again, the motivation to unmask Hannibal is proving more important than maintaining his own innocence. 

I discussed already why killing Hannibal is not really an option. This recent episode, “Shiizakana,” expanded on Will’s conflicting feelings over the matter. When Margot asks him if Dr. Lecter “had it coming,” he’s unable to articulate an answer. He can’t say because he is beginning to acknowledge his own iniquity, the parts of himself that are not unlike the good doctor. If Hannibal deserves to die, then perhaps Will does too. But Will’s neither suicidal nor self-destructive, which means he has to accept a certain awareness of his own hypocrisy in this matter. 

The dream sequence at the beginning of the episode is probably the most important single scene we’ve had so far to reveal the complexities of Will’s  conflicting motivations. The dream is difficult not just because of these things, but because it is a dream: it’s not a literal but a figurative representation of what’s going on in Will’s mind, and since it is in his mind, Hannibal’s voice in the dream is not simply Hannibal’s voice but also Will’s own. 

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anonymous asked:

I can't see how you can be so rude to the man who did the murders! He will go to jail for murder, that's what's needed. The motive doesn't matter. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. The white guy deserves jail time and jail time only, not to be slandered by asses like yourself online.


Did you even bother to read what you wrote before you submitted this to me?

Like, at all?

I can’t see how you’re protecting and defending the man who committed the 

M U R D E R S. 



Are you fucking serious? 

Don’t say people are entitled to their own opinion, then call me an ass when your head is shoved so far up your own. You’re going to bring your scary, grey, mostly likely caucasian ass and leave me this bull shit? How dare you say the motive doesn’t matter… jail time and jail time only? People of color are stereotyped for every bad thing you can think of and slandered all the time, but you think this white trash shouldn’t be judged and viewed as a fucked up individual for doing a FUCKED up thing and taking the lives of three young Muslims… You motherfuckers need a cleansing, Jesus, something. Some of you white folk are so SICK it’s unbelievably ludicrous. 

Justin Bieber doesn't need Olivia Pope, OPA or any other celebrity for that matter.

He NEEDS his parents to stop acting like his friends and start acting like his goddamn parents! Not only is he shown privilege because he’s a celebrity but also because he’s white and idgaf what anyone says. If that were someone black, they would’ve deported him by now and probably gave him more time in jail than they do a murderer