humbled by his love

There are posts about Finn that come across my dash frequently that really concern me.

It’s not that I don’t think musings about what a sweet innocent soul he is and imagining what his humble life must’ve been like are coming from a loving place, but Finn’s character has already been filled in via a canon source, and it was not humble. 

Read the novel “Before the Awakening,” where you will learn that while FN-2187 may have pulled shifts as a janitor just like any military trainee has to work some shit jobs, he was actually the absolute rock star of his elite band of Stormtroopers. He was the natural leader, the best of them all, the highest scores in every possible measure, someone Phasma and Hux were well aware of as the shining example of what their pet Stormtrooper program could accomplish. He was everything they’d worked for for years.

The only problem was, he cared too much about his fellow Stormtroopers, even though they didn’t return the feeling, due to indoctrination and some envy of his superiority. It is pretty obvious, reading BtA, that Finn is Force sensitive. It is that Force sensitivity that set him apart, and made him the one who could overcome a lifetime of indoctrination and get out.

I know it’s the fault of the film for sketching him so lightly, but guys, it is crucial that we start acknowledging who Finn is, and his strengths. Which, canonically, are leadership, strategy, all the skills a commander must have. I worry that there is too much PRECIOUS PURE CINNAMON ROLL going on and not enough shared knowledge of his *canon character background and gifts*.

Please spread the word about Finn. This sort of thing shortchanges him horribly. When the FO lost FN-2187, they lost more than just another Stormtrooper. They lost a future general, and the Resistance picked one up.

One of my favorite things about reading the books written by the men of Easy is the awe that Shifty inspires in the other men, but especially the city boys like Guarnere. They all make Shifty sound like some sort of sniper superhero whose eyesight rivals that of Legolas. “Shifty, what do you see with your mountain man eyes?” “I see a tree about a mile out in that forest that wasn’t there yesterday.” Okay, Shifty, okay.

anonymous asked:

After reading that Ron defense post and how much you love him, I'm really curious as to why you like him so much! Have a good day xxxx

Of course! Okay, this is a mess, but off the top of my head:

Ron’s character comprises a lot of classic tropes that I particularly like—the big, stifling family; the humble beginnings; deep love under cover of laughter; the knight of heart who overcomes his fears. From the beginning, he’s colourful: an optimistic, humorous, buoyant kid, all red and gold and blue, flaring up in anger, in laughter, diffusing tensions with wide-eyed simplicity. To me, there’s something so charming in this self-proclaimed underdog, second always to his friends, and yet never hateful; so humble that he is oblivious to the fact that he is a key cog in his world dynamics.

Ron is never put under an admiring light, because Harry tends to rely on him with the spontaneity of a brother, and Hermione doesn’t share her insights with Harry. Because of Harry’s tranquil trust and because of his depiction in the movies, Ron has slowly become, in popular opinion, a simplistic oaf, a prop for crude comedic devices. To me, however, he is the easiest to identify with now—born in the worlds he inhabits, and yet overlooked by those who, he believes, shine brighter—at the Burrow, his twin brothers and his sisters, who bulldoze their way through life when he tends to take his lazy-ass time—in the magic world, Hermione and Harry, both raised by muggles and yet welcomed with open arms by strangers because of their skills. Ron’s skills are rarely put in the spotlight, and you know why? Because despite his tendency to frustration and anger, which are usually targeted towards himself anyway, he is usually quite unassuming, so convinced is he of his lack of self-worth.

Harry is humble, yes, and selfless, but he has a strong sense of his abilities, of his talent, and the luck that life, despite the hardships, has bestowed upon him. Hermione, potentially because of her blood status and lack of beauty in the early years of school, stuffs her cleverness in everybody’s face and has made it her definite trait. They can take pride in something. Ron, from beginning to end, is completely blind to his own abilities, damaging his sense of self in the process. As the series progresses, Ron falls more and more in the shadow of his friends, trying through temporary jolts to rise to the light (his trying out for the Quidditch team, Lavender,…), and falling back when this fails (keeper is still lesser than captain, and the respect he was looking for was Hermione’s, not Lavender’s). The point is: he is still looking for himself, as we all do at 15. He is still looking for a purpose, for a silver lining, when his close friends seem to have already found their purpose in life.

I think we don’t give Ron enough credit, again because Harry’s narration is biased. It’s been said that Ron is jealous, and angry, and susceptible, but time and time again Ron diffuses the tension between buttheads Hermione and Harry, and when he leaves—escaping the shadows I mentioned earlier, deciding to live for himself for a while—, Harry and Hermione’s relationship falls into silence and disinterest, because the link of warmth between them is ultimately Ron. I think he is very socially clever, despite being oblivious at times—he compliments Hermione when she most needs it, mingles his anger with Harry to lighten the burden, and is shown to worry and discuss Harry’s problems with Hermione behind the scenes, although we don’t have access to what is actually shared. He is also attuned to the atmosphere enough to crack a joke at exactly the right moment, unassumingly. I think this feelings-focused approach is also his biggest weakness: impulsive, he usually falls into self-hate and anxiety after his outbursts; attuned to his surroundings in a global rather than detailed way, he feels that he is overlooked, knows that he is under-valued, but does not know how to prove or to address it. Jealous, no—but envious of a life where he would feel more loved, more comfortable with himself, where he would get more admiration, absolutely. The issue comes from there, of course: his being poor, his being clumsy, his being always considered the Potter sidekick, second place, last place, these all erode his sense of self throughout the books. There’s a lack of self-respect in Ron: he always makes himself the butt of the joke, he becomes upset when people point out the flaws he knows and hates. But his need to be validated through others is both deeply immature and deeply relatable: it is a forced step before reaching the understanding that only you can know and respect yourself entirely.

To me, Ron (along with Neville) is the bravest of them all, and really deserves his place in Gryffindor. Contrarily to Hermione (who buckles under pressure often, because she is ultimately in need of control) and Harry, who is defined by his selflessness and is ready for self-sacrifice, Ron is always scared as fuck and yet always fights. He has the most to lose, being from such a big family. Yet he faces his arachnophobia at 12 in order to explore his best friend’s hunch about the spiders. At 11, he had chosen to potentially die in order to allow Harry safe-passing to the Mirror cave. He was born in the magical world: giants, Voldemort, even Sirius Black are not rational enemies to him, but the stuff of nightmares, legends that tamed and terrified him when he was little. How could he approach them with a level-head when he has been raised to fear them? He cannot be as rational as those who discover the existence of human villains when they reach teenagehood. To him, these are monsters. Ron not only has to fight them, he has to unlearn what petrified a whole nation, to challenge his education, the deeply ingrained fears and lore that has been part of his personality-building.

I think that’s what I like best of all: because he is so flawed and realistic from the get-go, he is allowed to undergo the most amazing character development, and to grow up before our eyes. That kid who was dismissive of “know-it-alls” and “weirdos”, raised to be casually racist towards other magical races (goblins, elves and giants), deeply unsure of his own worth, tortured between envy and deep loyalty/love, hateful of his humble station, becomes by the end of book 7 a defender of the school underdogs—standing up for Luna, Hermione and Neville several times throughout the books—; actively attuned to social justice (admiring of Grawp’s efforts, striking friendships with elves and insisting to leave them a choice to fight or to flee); too impulsive and hurt and worried not to leave the hallows quest, but humble and brave enough to come back immediately; showing time and time again pride in his family, and finally finding pride in himself through the last of Harry’s missions. Harry gives him the sword so that he can destroy an Horcrux. By the end of the book, Ron is whole enough, stable enough that he can finally equate his friend and give Hermione the fang so that she can destroy the cup as well.

Ron never sheds his anxiety, his self-consciousness, never loses this impulse of hiding behind humour; his growth is, realistically, not an ideal one. Yet his development is so compelling, and so full of lessons in life and new-found self-awareness. So yeah. That’s why I like him very much!

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CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS! 🎉

I went to the ceremony for Chris Pratt’s Hollywood star and it was pretty amazing seeing some of the cast from GOTG, his beautiful wife, Anna and his handsome son, Jack! 

The speech he gave was emotional, very heartfelt, and down to earth. Even though he is famous and all, he goes back to his roots and is very humble and loving. 

I recorded a video when he came over to sign stuff and not only did he sign my handmade backpack, but he even looked straight into my camera lens! This is one for the books. 

Thank you for sharing your God given gift with us through your amazing roles from GOTG to Parks and Recreation! ❤

So, a friend asked me today what I loved about Jared Padalecki and I started tearing up just thinking about it. ( he makes me emotional ok, I can’t help it)

Anyway, when I finally swallowed against the lump in my throat and was able to find my voice, I gave my best attempt to convey all the reasons why he means so much to me…

It’s his heart, his intelligence, how humble he remains despite his celebrity status. I love how much he cares about people and is so accepting of others.

I love that even when hate is directed at him, he tries to understand the person and why they might feel the way they do. He’s a gentle giant who wears his heart on his sleeve. A man who gives so much of himself and never asks for anything in return.

He’s beautiful, both inside and out. He stands up for himself and values his self worth, refusing to allow anyone to walk all over him or treat his fans with disrespect. He has a voice and isn’t afraid to use it. He adores his fans and continually makes time for us. He is ridiculously talented.

But mostly because he’s an inspiration to so many people, a man who believes that anything is possible if you have enough faith and encourages you to #AlwaysKeepFighting. He’s a humanitarian, a fighter and lover of truth who’s height is only surpassed by the size of his heart….

♡♡♡

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Okay this tiny line just GETS ME because he just feels so inadequate and he’s used to being all alone and now he has people to be with and places to go, and he’s so out of his element and humble.

I love that he is being welcomed into a group, and I hope that this group of friends can treat him well and understand how special he is. He’s so unassuming and kind, and everyone should cherish that.

Aka: BE NICE TO MY SON HE’S WONDERFUL AND GENTLE

Gif credit to @steven-jackie

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BTS Reacts - Being Anxious About PDA

Kim Taehyung: He’d be pretty bummed that you aren’t open to public displays of affection. He’s a very loving boyfriend, and wants nothing more than to ravish you in kisses and hugs, but he’d understand that you’ve an anxiety for it. He thinks it’s cute, and it doesn’t matter to him, as long as you’re more accepting of it at home. Taehyung would probably tease you in public a lot, knowing this - he’d walk toward you with arms wide open, ready to receive you if you wanted - but he’d end up putting his hands down and laughing when he sees you about to dash. He assures you after:

“Ah, you know I’m just messing around, I wouldn’t do that to you - but you owe me a big hug when we’re alone!”

Kim Seokjin: Completely understands that you’re not fond of touching or kissing in public, after all, it just means he has more to himself at home, where moments between the both of you would hold more intimacy and meaning. Jin doesn’t need to be physically close to you to show that he loves you - he does it in so many other ways - he makes sure you’re never cold, never hungry, and never sad. He wouldn’t mind the lack of skinship, as long as he knows that you love him too. He cocks his head toward the exit once they’re done shooting their MV, inviting you over his side.

“Let’s go back home, sweetheart. I’ve been wanting to be with you all day.”

Jeon Jungkook: You’ve barred him from laying a hand on you when you’re with company, and that gets him a bit on edge every time he’s with you - because he can’t show you his affections, expect a lot of heated stares from him. He’d wonder when’s the next opportunity that he’d get to be alone with you, so he could just wrap you in his arms completely. While he comprehends your anxiety, he would still be a bit annoyed that you’ve such a problem with him getting close to you, and would constantly tease you by lurching himself coyly toward your body, startling you greatly. He jokes:

“Aish, you’re evil - you know this is torture for me, right? You’re lucky I’m so patient.”

Park Jimin: Jimin would be a fan of light skinship, so when he finds out that you’re against it, it gets him down for awhile. He’d try to hold himself back from running his fingers on yours, resisting the urge to hold your hand. He’d attempt to compensate in other ways, by getting you unexpected gifts and showering you with flirtatious remarks, and basically trying to spend as much time with you as possible by going on casual dates (which is hard for him, because he really wants to hold you close when you go out together). He slides up to you when he notices you getting bored, and you start to blush at how close he is:

“What are you thinking about, jagi? Do you want to go home? I kind of want to… it’s hard to focus on practice when you’re around; I just want to kiss you already.”

Jung Hoseok: Respects your opinion about PDA whole-heartedly. Hoseok would worship the person he’s dating like a temple, there’s no way he would go against your wishes, especially if it upsets you so much. He doesn’t have a qualm with not being able to hold or smooch you in public, but he definitely wants to help you out of that anxiety in the long run. The second you arrive home, he’d be absolutely beaming with passion, sweeping you off your feet and dumping you onto the sofa, crushing the life out of you with his toned arms. He kisses your forehead tenderly and asks:

“Do you still want to head to the movies? We can stay in and watch something, if you want. Your choice, babe.” ( Even though he says that with a straight face, he secretly hopes you’d decide to stay home, so he can smother with even more love! )

Min Yoongi: Honestly doesn’t bother him that you feel that way. He’ll stay close to you without feeling the need to touch you; it’s easy for him to not partake in PDA. However, don’t get him wrong, Yoongi can be very doting in private, holding you tight and caressing your hair, generous with his love - he’d be a man devoted to his partner, openly loving or greatly humble when need be. If you’re ever ready to overcome your anxieties, he’ll be there to support you along the way. You hope your issues aren’t a problem to him, and he gives you a confused face when you tell him so.

“Hm? Why would it be a problem? Just because we don’t kiss or touch in public, doesn’t mean I’d love you any less.”

Kim Namjoon: Will have his days. Namjoon would be absolutely fine with the lack of PDA most of the time, but if he sees you looking particularly nice on other days, he wouldn’t be very happy with the fact that he can’t show the world that you’re his. Rest assured, when the two of you reach home, he’s going to vent his frustrations by drowning you in impassioned kisses. He tries not to focus his attention on you too much, or he’ll cave. He runs over to the wall on the far end of the room and slams his needy hands against its surface, writhing in agony, yelling at you jokingly:

“ARGHHH! Jagiya, you know I love you, I really do - but this is killing me! Why are you so irresistible today?”


I hope I did this react well enough - please enjoy it! <3

things i love about our lil’ bean aka tom holland
  • his kindness 
    • he was helping crew back up today for crying out loud 
    • he is grateful for all his fans and loves us a lot
  • he is humble 
    • even with everything going on he has his best friend with him basically 24/7 
    • he literally goes home when he isn’t filming to spend time with his fam 
  • his fluffy hair 
  • the way he says “croissant” 
  • how much he loves tessa!!!!!! 
  • the endless support he has for his brothers and their ambitions! 
  • HIS SMILE
    • it’s so radiant and lights up any room 
  • dat left eyebrow even tho it drives me nuts sometimes 
  • when he does his lil’ stunts
    • but doesn’t get hurt; can’t see my bean limping 
  • his selfies 
    • when they’re not repost (but it’s cute that he does that)
  • how he “forgot” his twitter password 
    • literally tweeted once and followed zendaya and you didn’t hear from him again 
  • his ambition! 
    • he has his goals and works really hard in anything he’s in and that’s a great quality for any person

i just love tom. he’s the best thing to come around in awhile. 

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Some info on my favorite bab Jakob Chychrun

So, lots of y’all are learning more or getting into the Arizona Coyote’s rookie who they drafted in 2016, so here’s some info on one of my favorite young players.

where to find him: twitter(x), instagram(x), snapchat: jakobchychrun (it’s public)

  1. he’s from Boca Raton, FL
    1. his hometown is Toronto though
      1. he played for team Canada u18
    2. he wears flip flops and shorts a lot(not a stereotype but truth)
  2. his birthday is March 31, 1998 
    1. he’s only 18!!!!
    2. he’s of Ukranian descent

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I am so unbelievably and undeniably loved by God, and some days, that’s really hard to believe. However, my feelings and emotions do not determine who He is or how much He loves me. That’s humbling.
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Be encouraged… this truth is not only meant for me, it is for you too. You are so loved. Do not let doubt cloud your mind and make you feel less.

ITS FINALLY BEEN SAID.

Wally probably doesn’t mind it because Barry is always so humble and will always respect and love Wally for his achievements rather than comparing him to himself. And the fact Barry is his true father figure.

There’s no rivalry between them. Their bond is so strong. Just love and acceptance.

This is the page I’ve been waiting for since rebirth began.

THIS is a dynamic duo.

I’m crying.

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anonymous asked:

I saw ur post about tiaan watering ur crops and now I'm like... Farmer AU tiaan,, he's going to grow so many potatoes.

(The Post™)

I never posted this but

Here he is,,, My Boy,

He’s a Rich Boy™ though so his Father and Grandfather are probably like,,, Tiaan,, Do not Go Near the Plantation,, but?? You think that’s gonna stop him??? You Fools, you are merely prolonging the Inevitable,

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Day 24

Imagine Being Magnus’s Daughter

For My Followers

Magnus Bane is the High Warlock of Brooklyn and you are his humble daughter.

You both love lavish things, dancing till dawn, blue eyes, and each other. You’ve been with Magnus for at least hundred years of his life and your entire life.

~~~

“(Y/N) I have something to confess,” Magnus starts making you toss aside your book and stare him down. “I haven’t even said anything yet!”

“Last time you gave me that tone you told me you were marrying Camille,” you reply and cross your arms.

“Fair enough,” he agrees. “But I’m not marrying Camille so relax.”

“Then what is it?”

“I’ve started seeing someone,” he says and you tilt your head. Your father has only ever seriously seen one person and that was Camille.

“Who? Who has snared your freewheeling heart?”

“The shadowhunter, Alexander Lightwood.”

The shadowhunter? The dark-haired archer?

Magnus looks surprisingly nervous as he waits for your reaction.

“Wasn’t he getting married? Didn’t you go to his wedding?” you question suspiciously. “Dad are you his mistress?”

“No honey, I crashed his wedding. He actually left the altar and made out with me in front of all the guests,” your father responds and grins like a dope.

“Okay well do you love him?”

“Yes.”

“Is he good to you?”

“Yes.”

“Then I won’t throw a tantrum,” you decide making your father grin. “I’m glad you’re happy.”

“Thank you honeypot. What you think means a lot,” Magnus murmurs and embraces you tightly. “By the way he’s coming for dinner tonight.”

“Thanks for the heads up!” you snap and jump to your feet. “When will he be here?”

Just then the doorbell rings.

“Now,” your dad replied sheepishly and rushes k the door.

Scowling you wave your hand and change your clothes in a snap. A second burst of magic fixes your make up and places a thick glamour just as the shadowhunter walks in.

“Hello Alexander Lightwood,” you greet and offer a hand. “I’m (Y/N) Bane, my fathers told me so little.”

“You can call me Alec…He didn’t tell you about me?” Alec mutters and looks to Magnus who just shrugs.

“As you probably know my dear father has a way of saving information till it’s pertinent for dramatic flare. Anyway tell me about yourself Alec,” you invite and pull him into the kitchen.

Alec sits down at the counter and you snap to get the kitchen tools to start cooking by themselves.

“I’m a shadowhunter…uh I love your father?” Alec stammers nervously. “I’m not sure what to say.”

“That’s okay. I can talk about myself. I’m a hundred years old, I adore reading, I like to dance, and I don’t usually look like this,” you rattle off. Lowering your voice to a whisper you lean into Alec. “I have horns and red eyes.”

“Is it a secret?” Alec whispers back and you giggle.

“No it’s not I just don’t want to scare you off. My father is real enamored with you,” you answer.

“I won’t get scared off I promise you can take away the glamour.”

Raising an eyebrow you let the glamour fall and Alec doesn’t even flinch.

“I like you, dad I approve.”

“Yes!” Magnus cheers and kisses Alec on the cheek.

“Thanks (Y/N),” Alec says and blushes.

“Thank you for being a perfect match for my dad.”

~~~

Magnus Bane and Alexander Lightwood were married six months later. You were your fathers best man.

A few months after Alec adopted you officially and not long after that Max came into your life. You took to having a younger brother amazingly and affectionately refer to him as “blueberry.”

Overall the Bane-Lightwood family is perfect.

anonymous asked:

You and Eternity scare the shit out of these assholes (wanker, fatboy and BG included). Both of you are smart but even more importantly you're both street smart. You've got a different eye and mindset from the rest of us and our also two of the first who called this #shamzie relationship as bullshit. These bullies know they can't intimidate either of you and you're not afraid to call them out for the lying assholes they are. I'm glad you're both here. Fuckers went too far this time.

One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII 

BY PABLO NERUDA
TRANSLATED BY MARK EISNER

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,  
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:  
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,  
secretly, between the shadow and the soul
.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries  
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,  
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose  
from the earth lives dimly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,  
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,  
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,  
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.


“We could summarize this poem in four words: this guy’s in love. But we’ll give you a little more, just so you know what to expect.

The speaker is addressing his lover, and begins by saying that he doesn’t love her in the way that someone would love beautiful flowers or gems. Great; so how does he love her? Well, first, he loves her in secret. Scandalous! He also loves her as if she were a flower that wasn’t in bloom, which is full of beauty on the inside. And in fact, that flower (his lover) produces an aroma that he carries inside of him. A rather interesting metaphor, don’t you think?

After spending the first eight lines trying to describe his love, Neruda uses the remaining six lines to raise the white flag: he can’t explain his love, he just plain loves this girl. His love is simple and humble. The speaker ends with the image of him and his lover, intertwined, as if they were one body and one soul. He may not be able to define his love, but his attempts sure are evocative.” -Shmoop.com


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guys honestly? i just really love junhui a lot and i’m proud of all he’s done and i hope he’s happy and healthy and knows that he is loved and appreciated

Confession

“Hey, Jaal? I have something to say.” She took his hands in hers and stepped close, lips curved into a gentle smile.

“What is it, my darling? I am listening.” And that he was; she had his undivided attention. Dee melted a little with his intensity. God. She squeezed his hands.

“I love you.” It was easy to say. Everything with Jaal felt easy. He gave her a smile before replying.

“I know.” Woah there, Han Solo. Talk about anticlimactic.

“You know? But I hadn’t said it…” This time, it was he who squeezed her hands.

“No… but you have shown me.” Oh. His voice had softened to that gentle, intimate tone he reserved for her. He sounded awed, humbled and in love all at once. Her heart sang, for him.

His hand came up to cup her cheek and the rest of the world fell away. A kiss could say more than a thousand words, and she planned on having entire conversations before letting him go.