hero among men

madtumbleson  asked:

I got my husband hooked on Incryptid and now he's two books ahead (because I'm compulsive about re-reading if it's been too long since I first read the earlier books in the series and haven't had time) and he just wandered through the room holding Magic for Nothing and muttering about how he needs to run errands but dammit it's so hard to put the book down.

Hee hee hee hee.


baze’s death is so sad tbh. he dies not knowing if bodhi ever got the transmission through and not knowing if chirrut’s sacrifice was worth it. he dies angry and grief-wrecked because his home and everything he ever loved has been destroyed and he wasn’t strong enough to fight it. the rest of the team’s deaths are described as content or peaceful but baze’s?

It was not enough. It could never be enough to restore Chirrut or the years he’d lost.

Baze saw a dying trooper fumble for a grenade and lob it in his direction. The grenade would land short of its target; but Baze could barely stumble forward, let alone run for cover. He wrenched himself about, craned his neck to see Chirrut one last time.

When death had come for him in the shadow of the walker, he had faced it with defiance. 

Now there was grief.

anonymous asked:

lol someone on reddit posted what will mike's love life be if rachel leaves the show and someone just commented the pic of gabriel and patrick holding hands lol who are they i want their url



I wanna know who it is!!!!


anonymous asked:

People keep saying that. *He looks down* Oh would you look at that, you have all 10 of your fingers. You were complaining like I actually cut them off but nope they're all still there. I'm oh ever so grateful for you saving my Despair Girlfriend's life though, you sir are a true hero among men, I'll get you a prize for your great deeds. I'm sure you would've found the FF and saved your class without being brought to the mansion. I care about my position and what you say so I won't go in. -Sly


Mamoru: Well, ignoring the likely sarcasm -hard to tell when you speak so monotonously- I’ll just have to make sure you can’t get in there. *Takes out a key and locks the door* Locks made by a former Ultimate Locksmith, so don’t bother trying to pick them. Walls and doors are reinforced with metal plating in order to help keep them soundproof, and windows can only be opened from inside the room. Good luck now.


The Frostback Mountains 

Even mountains had a heart, once. When the world was young, Korth the Mountain-Father kept his throne at the peak of Belenas, the mountain that lies at the center of the world, from which he could see all the corners of earth and sky. And he saw strong men become weak, brave men grow cowardly, and wise men turn foolish for love.

Korth devised a plan that he might never be betrayed by his own heart, by taking it out and hiding it where no soul would ever dare search for it. He sealed it inside a golden cask, buried it in the earth, and raised around it the fiercest mountains the world had ever seen, the Frostbacks, to guard it.

But without his heart, the Mountain-Father grew cruel. His chest was filled with bitter mountain winds that shrieked and howled like lost souls. Food lost its flavor, music had no sweetness, and he lost all joy in deeds of valor. He sent avalanches and earthquakes to torment the tribes of men. Gods and men rose against him, calling him a tyrant, but with no heart, Korth could not be slain. Soon there were no heroes left, either among men or gods, who would dare challenge Korth.

The Lady of the Skies sent the best of her children—the swiftest, the cleverest, and strongest fliers—to scour the mountains for the missing heart, and for a year and a day they searched. But sparrow and raven, vulture and eagle, swift and albatross returned to her with nothing.

Then the ptarmigan spoke up, and offered to find the god-chief’s heart. The other birds laughed, for the ptarmigan is a tiny bird, too humble to soar, which spends half its time hopping along the ground. The Lady would not give the little creature her blessing, for the mountains were too fierce even for eagles, but the ptarmigan set out anyway.

The little bird travelled deep into the Frostbacks. When she could not fly, she crawled. She hugged the ground and weathered the worst mountain winds, and so made her lonely way to the valley where the heart beat. With all the god’s terrible deeds, the heart was far too heavy for the tiny bird to carry, so she rolled it, little by little, out of the valley and down a cliff, and when the golden cask struck the earth, it shattered. The heart was full almost to bursting, and the pain of it roused the mountain god to come see what had happened.

When Korth neared his heart, it leapt back into his chest and he was whole again. Then Hakkon Wintersbreath bound Korth’s chest with three bands of iron and three bands of ice, so it could never again escape. And all the remaining gods named the ptarmigan honored above even the loftiest eagles.

—"The Ptarmigan: An Avvar Tale,“ from Ferelden: Folklore and History, by Sister Petrine, Chantry scholar

i have this weeny headcanon that kaworu is scared of spiders so he always gets shinji to trap and release them for him. and while shinji is doing so kaworu shouts encouragement at him from a suitable distance (standing on top of a couch, for example. or the dinner table). “good job shinji-kun!!! you’re so brave!! you are truly a hero among men, please don’t put it out too near the window or it might come back again”

anonymous asked:

i'm salutatorian of my class and have to give a speech in two days what should I say please

When the storms come and the volcanoes erupt and the ground shakes and the Earth is covered in destruction do you think there will be any place that will not feel its effects?  Any town on the northern plains of humanity that will not yield to nature, but instead thrive?  A mailman, still making his rounds through the cheerful streets.  A plumber, still fixing the pipes of the many warm homes.  A police officer, directing traffic through the busy main intersection.  A seamstress, mending the clothes of the thankful populace? 

Even among the worst ruin imaginable, there will also be those who pick up the torch of civilization and carry on.  There will always be those among us who strengthen us, carry us, and provide for us.  There will always be champions among fighters, heroes among soldiers, leaders among men. 

There is a road to success and on it lies us all.  Some of us will lead the charge while others will fall behind and be swept away in the wind.  The true task we all face is not how fast we may travel but whether we are traveling.  So push forward, no matter the circumstances, but above all, inspire those around you to do the same.


Stop whatever you’re doing, Felicity/Arrow fans out there and pay attention to this scene above. Because this one quote is the most important one we have ever learned and probably will ever learn about Felicity’s destiny. 

I won’t lie, this was the moment I was most excited for. Any of you who has watched The Flash, knows that Harrison Wells has arrived from the future; or at least has some access on it. Of course no one around him knows; that’s why he used a pun nobody could understand at this point: “foresaw.” He knows what the future holds for every single person in this room; including Felicity. I was worried that he would have no idea who she is, making me worry that her role wasn’t big enough. And now I got this. This, is a fucking Christmas Gift. It’s beyond what I could imagine or wish for. Why? Because she’ll accomplish something big, something the world will remember very precisely in the next 10 years. 

His previous quote “I keep an eye on for promising talent in scientific field” leads me to believe that her accomplishment will be related to science and technology. It leads me to believe that, by 2024, it’s quite possible that the world will know Felicity as The Oracle.

Someone like Wells, not only knows Felicity, he has also studied her. Because, surprisingly, we learn more details about Felicity’s past in an episode of a spin-off series than we did in the actual show she’s in. But those of you who worried she’ll be brushed off as nothing but a number to Oliver, fear no more. We don’t know what the future holds for her and Oliver; will she make a difference whilst being Mrs. Queen? Whether the answer is yes or no, the most important fact remains: Felicity Megan Smoak will make a difference in the world in an extent different than the current one. Do you remember how she started? The most common line you heard about her was “Who the hell is Felicity Smoak?” “Who?” “I’m sorry, who are you?” “Who is Felicity Smoak?” And, starting from now, one by one people start to know her name. First it was Oliver, who had checked at her background before going to her. Then it was Ray, who saw her capabilities and brilliance in order to move Heaven and Earth to hire her. And now, Harrison freakin’ Wells. What does this transition mean? But only one thing, of course: By 2024, everyone will know her name. She’ll be a hero among men.


2015 Hero

My Hero This Year Is David Pocock. He Is An Outstanding Athlete On And Off The Pitch. He Carries More Than His Weight For His Teams, Whether For The Brumbies Or For The Wallabies. But He Also Lends His Weight To A Variety Of Causes Off The Pitch…Highlighting Conservation Of The Planet, The Plight Of The Poor In Africa, And For LGBT Causes, To Name But A Few. Of Course, His Wife Emma Partners With Bam Bam In All These Causes, And She Deserves Credit As Well. 

I Have More Than A Hunch That David Pocock Will Remain My Hero In 2016 And In The Years To Come!

Godspeed To You, Bam Bam…

Double Woof, Baby!