Students do something reckless, dangerous, and positively life-threatening
Minerva McGonagall 99/100: I AM PERSONALLY OFFENDED THAT YOU HAVE THUS SULLIED THE NAME OF GRYFFINDOR, YOU COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED, YOU WILL ALL RECEIVE DETENTION even you you slimey little git AND I WILL BE WRITING TO YOUR PARENTS I AM THE RULE MAKER NOT THE RULE BREAKER MY FUCKS FOR YOUR FEELINGS ARE MCGONAGONE
Minerva McGonagall 1/100: Takes an OWL student out of his OWL class to tell him that her true Chaser heart who hasn’t even been able to look her former slime ball student in the face after the abysmal record of her red and gold lifeblood of a sport has found the One True Seeker and that by gods she’s going to buy him the best broomstick there is.
You know how some people just grate on you and get on every one of your last nerves but don’t seem to have the same effect on everyone else?
I’m not talking about someone objectively toxic or irredeemable, just people who drive you personally up the wall.
My theory is that the people who make us the angriest represent a violation of a personal rule that we are beholden to or an aspect of social conditioning that we feel trapped by but our Rule Breaker doesn’t.
Personally I am driven crazy by lack of conscientiousness. I am extremely conscientious, particularly in social situations and people who are not beholden to my personal rules violate every code of conduct I have and make me feel like the bad guy. This includes (but is not limited to):
Being late or flaky
Not being aware of the physical or social space they impose
Being tactless or non-empathetic in a social situation
Being thoughtless, careless, demanding, or selfish
Hoarding or otherwise being greedy
General rudeness, insults
So people who do these things without thinking piss me off especially because they violate a deeply held set of rules I have about the way I must perform in the world to be A Good Person and unfortunately, a good femme person.
A close friend says his Rule Breaking behavior has to do with people whose demands for validation, love, admiration, etc., are entirely one-sided and predicated on sympathy, pity, and general messiness because he feels intense pressure to perform competency, warmth and perfection.
I’ve also had a lot of traditionally very feminine women demonstrate a lot of Rule Breaker shade towards me because I eat a lot, dress for comfort, and eschew certain beauty rituals like manicures that I think are more trouble than they’re worth.
I don’t think it’s especially virtuous to either perform these rituals or NOT perform them but I think it’s good to not waste money/energy on a ritual you don’t enjoy just to impress someone else.
That said, if feeling like these expenses or rituals are imposed on you as annoying but necessary parts of your feminine identity, I can see why someone who doesn’t perform them (but has a conventionally attractive male partner) would be your hated Rule Breaker. I think this is also part of why body positive fat women especially receive a lot of hate from other women. Self-acceptance is especially Rule Breaking to folks who have been taught that their size 8 isn’t “Good Enough”.
What actions/behaviors/attitudes make up your hated Rule Breakers?
i’m twenty years old,
i love my middle name, i don’t eat mustard or sweet peas, i’m right-handed and i’ve never met a shrimp that i didn’t like.
i’m from a small town in louisiana, population less than 6,000 people. i’m terrified of getting stung by a bee, i enjoy people watching, long soaks in the tub, laughing for absolutely no reason and spoken word poetry binges on youtube.
i love the color purple, the sounds of nature, gazing up at small town stars. i snort when i laugh and always mix-match my socks. i’m five-foot-four…
on a really good hair day,
and taking my glasses off turns the world into a vision of bokeh.
i love lists and listening to thunderstorms, good luck getting me out of bed on a rainy morning.
i aggressively do not like one-armed hugs, and always
appreciate a corny joke.
my two left feet are always getting tangled up on nothing,
clumsy would be an understatement.
i can’t sing, but i still do. in the shower, loudly. on my way around campus, to and from class. sometimes just in my head is enough, so those days I forget my headphones at home make riding the bus unbearable.
i have a laugh like rain clap, a heart that’s wild and untamed. i am a sentimental, unusual, norm-defying, weird rule breaker who questions everything, including myself.
more myself than anything else. i’m still learning not to put too much stock in first impressions.
i’m still unlearning, still uninternalizing.
working on myself without any interruptions from misogynoir, not being ashamed of the double negatives in my ebonics or my black and womyn.
i stopped having guilty pleasures. stopped being ashamed of the things that bring me joy. reminding myself, always that what i think is important. what i believe is vital. that it’s okay to erase, always okay to change, to endlessly create myself, to always be who i want to be.
i’m all one dimpled smiles and social justice rants, sunflower fields
and purple sunsets. i’m a huge book nerd, so if you ever ask me if I feel like going to the bookstore … the answer will always be yes.
i used to be unsaid words and bitten tongues, clipped wings and burnt edges. i’m still unlearning what i need to let myself fly.
i am a good book and a warm cup of tea while the rain pours.
cupping myself in my palms,
cradling who i was always meant to be.
i am pressed flowers and lost trains of thought, chipped nail polish and unfinished poetry.
i am unapologetic laughter, crumpled bits and picked scabs, quirky sarcasm and unrequited crushes. i am a puzzle piece of oxymorons.
i am a quilt of wild tenderness, broken taboos and the ocean’s mystery, all stitched together with good intentions and contradictions. i know that if your feminism isn’t intersectional, it’s bullshit.
and that most times, you have to be the womyn of your own dreams, have to be your own standard of beauty.
i know that it takes strength to stay soft and vulnerable in the face of this world’s flames, and that you have to learn to use your heart like a seatbelt in this twisted road trip life.
i am the chewed fingernails that this thing called anxiety has spent years gnawing on,
i’m still learning how to untie the knotted rope it sometimes turns my stomach into, how to stop it when it fishes for and reels my tongue back into itself.
i know that the world is a recycling bin. there’s nothing new under the sun, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t tell your story anyway.
i’m spilling my secrets like constellations, connecting parts of me together and spilling them on pages.
i know that my second heart lives in my pen, transliterating my thoughts into poetry, writing out loud until my breaking becomes a metaphor.
i’ve been a writer for as long as i can remember, but i only recently began the radical act of self love that is stepping on stage, feeding the garden sprouting in the pit of my stomach,
these succulents and sunflowers,
the sunsets resting in the apples of my cheeks,
violets blooming from my eyes.
somedays i feel more like a pen running out of ink, left with only the spaces of myself.
i’m still learning self love like a broken mirror, like a training wheel tricycle, stumbling and spilling into myself.
despite everything this world throws at my hopeless romantic heart, i still believe in happy endings.
ANSWER ALL OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND TAG 11 PEOPLE!
HOW OLD ARE YOU? 21 but actually 80
HOW MANY GROUPS YOU STAN AND WHAT ARE THOSE GROUPS? Only Super Junior, there are a few groups that I care about a lot but not on the same level.
WHO ARE YOUR BIASES? HEECHUL. I also like Tao, Jonghyun, Gain and Sulli
THREE SHIPS I SAIL? Laughs I really don’t I only care about Gunheechul and that’s just because I. love. heechul. so. much.
YOUR MOST FAVORITE FAN FICTION? I actually don’t read fanfiction 9.9, I think it’s cool and am totally fine with it but something about reading it just makes me feel awkward haha
YOUR MOST FAVORITE KOREAN FILM? I’m a cyborg but that’s ok is my most fav but i love a lotttt of korean movies
YOUR MOST FAVORITE DRAMA (KOREAN OR JAPANESE)? COFFEE PRINCE which may not be fair cause it’s the only drama i’ve finished but it warmed my black little nub of a heart so
YOUR MOST FAVORITE BOOK (IN GENERAL OBVIOUSLY)? Geek Love by Kathrine Dunn
WHAT THINGS CHANGED AFTER YOU DISCOVERED KPOP? At first I started getting fit and eating healthy but now I’m a sack of garbage so nothing I guess other than that I am much more entertained and having a damn good time
FAVORITE ULTIMATE BIAS’S BODY PART? HANDS if i was more selfish i’d probs amputate and preserve them tbh
THAT MEMBER WHO IS NOT YOUR BIAS BUT IS CONSTANTLY DRIVING YOU CRAZY: TAO and Eunhyuk
Demi Lovato Gets Rulebreaker Award at Billboard Women in Music: Read Her Full Speech
This is weird. I’m not a public speaker by any means. I’m a singer and so this might be a little awkward. When I got the Rulebreaker award, I thought it was so awesome because for the first time in my life, and in my career, I felt like I’ve grown to know who I am as a person and an artist, so being a rule breaker, it’s not intentional and that’s what’s awesome about it. When you’re yourself, people see it.
“Urahara Kisuke, I received your request that I become an investor for a chain of your stores. After giving it careful thought, I realized that it isn’t simply that I don’t *want* to fund you. I have so many reasons for not funding you that I am taking the time to write you a detailed list of reasons for my absolute refusal. Prepare to have your heart shattered, shopkeer.”
1. I may think outside the box, but….
“You told me that I should fund you because I know how to think outside the box. I appreciate the compliment. It is true that I am very good at improvising and can be a wild rule-breaker. Nevertheless, the fact remains that while I may think outside the box, your thinking keeps getting you put inside various boxes: the ‘box’ of exile, the 'box’ of that ridiculously tiny shop, even a literal kido box made out of kido. You are a dangerous man, and your plans often lead to badness. I do not wish to put myself in the same boat for the honor of selling cheap trinkets.”
2. You say it is important to keep moving forward, but…
“Yes I suppose 'progress’ is important. It is true that Kurosaki Ichigo’s presence keeps making things - change. But I do not believe that a store catering to (a) candy lovers and (b) the odd shinigami is the store of the future. Perhaps you should get back to me when you decided to sell rocket scooters powered by bananas or something useful like that.”
3. I already have strong ties with the world of the living.
“You imply that I need stronger ties with the world of the living. That is false. My ties are already stronger than I may want, thanks to my interactions with Kurosaki Ichigo and the tendency of both my sister and my lieutenant to take frequent trips there. I am already thinking about renting an apartment so that my poor sister no longer has to sleep in some boy’s closet. I do not need any further ties.”
4. You are very shady.
“A good businessman, you say? I do not believe that is true. The fact that your business survives despite you having no customers does not make you good. It makes you incredibly shady. You’re stealing, aren’t you?”
5. You are using the DEMON CAT as a reference?
“Do you know me at all? You might as well have had that Quincy boy vouch for you!”
6. No team can make up for you.
“I am sure that a team comprised of a former kido master and two small children is…..wonderful. But you are still their leader. And any team is only as good as its leader. Therefore your team is shady.”
7. Rukia should already be getting discounts.
“You put the hogyoku into her body. You tried to turn her into a human. You made her the target of Sosuke Aizen. You very nearly got her executed. You sent a rescue team that possessed incomplete information and barely any training. Are you seriously telling me that she is not already receiving not merely discounts but whatever free merchandise she may want?”
8. I am very protective of my name.
“I do not wish my name to be put on your shops. I am very protective of it. My name belongs with members of my family. It belongs to the deeds I perform in battle. It belongs to seaweed merchandise. But a convenience store? Do not insult me.”
9. I will sell my Admiral Seaweed merchandise myself.
“Already I have sold nearly two dozen cookies, only 20 of which were bought by Renji. I can do fine on my own, and you should not presume otherwise.”
10. I am already great.
“You think that 'together we would be great’? Ridiculous. You and I are not on the same level. Do not attempt again to point your insufferable business proposals at my pride.”