i don't really remember why i made this

okay, it took me a while to write everything down, but here are my thoughts and reactions to the last 19 days chapter!! (an alternative title for this could be ‘how to make people regret asking about your thoughts’)

anyway, it’s been pretty hard for me to put some order to my thoughts, because im just!!!!!!! so in love with this chapter!!!!!!!! it’s been a whole day and im still such a mess, there are noises coming out of my mouth but they’re not human, and i can’t find the right words to express how i feel because this update wAS TOO MUCH FOR MY POOR HEART

i think this might be my favorite tianshan chapter, tho it’s a very close tie with chapter 185, and im afraid i’ve been kinda all over the place, but hopefully it makes sense!! (putting this under a cut because it’s really long and there are some pictures)

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anonymous asked:

The last ask about the Dementors made me think, do you know about the theory that Harry was reacting that badly because it was actually the memories of the Horcrux inside of him? And that's why Harry heard his dad and his mother even if he was a baby at this time and shouldn't be able to remember anything. Because it was actually the worst moment of Voldemort's life. (Sorry I don't know how to explain it, this ask can be both for you and Harry&Draco :) )

Harry:  *considering it with wide eyes*

Draco: That’s… that’s actually a really good theory, love.

Harry: I learnt to cast a Patronus for Voldemort?!

Draco: *reluctant grin* No! It was so you’d never fall of your broom again and probably die!

Harry: It’s… it’s the only memories I have of their voices…

Draco: *immediately horrified* Love, you probably remember it yourself, like… there’s no telling how much babies can remember!

Harry: *morose* You think?

Draco: YES! They’re your parents, of course you remember them!

  • Me: *has a dream about Egyptian mythology*
  • Me: ah yes the gods are calling to me let's see who it is
  • Dream: here is a picture of literally every deity, you're looking through a mythology book
  • Me:
  • Dream: but one of them is trying to get your attention
  • Me: but I'm looking at all of--
  • Dream: have fun

anonymous asked:

Hi can you please help me find a fic where dan is a prince and phil is a youtuber and their grandparents get drunk and plan for them to be married and it's really popular I don't know why I can't remember its name and I looked everywhere thank you so so much I love this blog

The Prince and the Youtuber (ao3) - Dan Howell is the Prince of England and the first grandson of a late King, and Phil Lester is a famous Youtuber who turns out to be the first grandson of a late King’s Hand, the best friend of the late King. On one night of celebration of their daughters’ pregnancies 18 years ago, the best friends made a drunken pact to marry their first grandchildren to each other the year they both turn 18, completely forgetting to consider that their first grandchildren could both be male.

- Tori

Something about the 7
  • Frank: Are you a Chinese finger trap? Because once I stick my fingers in you, I can't seem to pull them out.
  • Hazel: Frank, gross.
  • Leo: Frank, do you remember how you escaped the finger trap?
  • Frank: Yeah... I turned into an iguana.
  • Leo: Right, that's why that line doesn't work. Because no girl wants little iguana fingers, with their poky iguana nails up their ass.
  • Frank: But you-
  • Jason: Or their vag.
  • Frank: But Leo-
  • Percy: Since when were you all so dirtyminded?
  • Frank: I'm not!
  • Leo: Really? Who said the pickup line about fingering a girl?
  • Frank: You made it up! You told me Hazel would like it!
  • Jason: Okay, you're going to need to fill me in on this one. I don't know why, but I seem to have missed the part where Leo became a reliable source of information.
  • Percy: You know what, actually, same here! I feel like I'd remember such an important moment.
  • Annabeth: You guys are so immature.
  • Percy: Yeah, yeah, we know.
  • Jason: Hey Piper, how would you respond if I used a dirty pickup line on you?
  • Piper: *Reading a brochure, and not looking up from it* First I'd knock you out with the hilt of Katoptris, then I'd cut your arm off.
  • Jason: *Knows it was just a threat, but is scared anyway* Oh, um, then I can trash the pickup line about my electric dick.
  • Leo: Jason, come on. Electdick. That one's obvious.
  • Annabeth: I swear on the names of all the gods of Olympus, if you weren't the one steering this damn ship-
  • Percy: DAM ship?
  • Annabeth: Then I'd push you off without a second thought.
  • Hazel: Wow Leo, sounds like you're in some real deep schist.
  • Everybody but Hazel and Annabeth: *Proud of her*
  • Annabeth: I hate you all.

anonymous asked:

Do you know how I can make it look like I haven't been crying? My eyes get always so red and swollen and I really don't want people to notice or ask me why I've cried. Because sometimes I break down in the toilet and I am anxious to go out but I need to and then I panic.

Hi friend. I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through a tough time at the moment. But please remember it’s okay to cry! I can apprieciate not wanted anyone to know you’ve been crying though. I’m a very emotional person and sometimes a good cry can just help. But that doesn’t mean you want people asking questions!

Here’s a quick guide on how to made it look like you haven’t been crying:

  1. If you can feel yourself about to well up, get yourself to the bathroom immediately. Don’t fight back your tears - they’re going to happen anyway so you may as well be somewhere where you can cry in peace. Holding it in will just make your face go red and if you’re like me, you will end up making those weird gasping breathing sounds that you just can’t stop.
  2. Once you’re in the bathroom, let your tears fall. Don’t hold them back for the same reasons as above. You need to cry, so let it out. You’ll feel better for it. If needed, lock yourself in a cubicle for some privacy.
  3. Whilst you’re crying - and this is important - make sure you keep your breathing going. More often then not, when we cry we end up forgetting to breathe. Now your nose is going to be too stuffed up right now so just breathe evening through your mouth. This will also help with any redness that may appear.
  4. Once you’re done crying, take a few deep breaths. And then take a few more. You want to get your breathing under control and to get rid of any teary-voice that may be there still.
  5. Don’t forget to blow your nose. You’re going to be snotty. And that’s alright. But make sure you blow your nose until it’s nice and clear again.
  6. Now once the coast is clear, go out to the sink and get some paper towels to dry your eyes. No paper towels? Loo roll will do! If you are/were wearing make-up, you’re going to need to clean up a little. Important note: if wearing eye make-up, remember to blot under your eyes - don’t wipe. This will just smear your make-up more. If you’re not wearing make-up, just gently press the paper to your eyes. Make sure not to rub them or you will make your face red and it will make it more obvious that you’ve been crying.
  7. Now you’ll need to cool your face down. If you’re not wearing make-up, splash your face with some cold water. If you are wearing make-up, put your hands in the cold water and then dab your fingers under your eyes. It will help to take down any swelling. Splashing your wrists with cold water will help too!
  8. Take a few more deep breaths. You may still be a little red and blotchy but for the most part you’ll be looking fine. You will notice it a lot more than anyone else. Trust me, most people will be oblivious.
  9. If you have long hair, a good way to quickly freshen up a little more is to throw your head forward, ruffle your roots a little, and then flip your head back again. It’ll quickly refresh your hair like you’ve just brushed it.
  10. And finally, once you leave the bathroom and go back into the room with everyone, take another deep breath. If your nose is a little red still, pretend to sneeze or rub the end of your nose as you walk in as if you are about to sneeze and you’re trying to hold it back. It’ll put people off the scent (har-har I did a pun)

Don’t forget my friend, it’s okay to cry. But your friends and loved ones just want to make sure you’re okay. It can be frustrating having people question why you are crying, but they’re only asking because they care for you.

anonymous asked:

I can't believe most these fandom is still so mad over some dumb tweets like shit man sometimes ppl fuck up especially when their ex is prancing around with someone new right away who they flirted with when you were still together then prob dumped you for. I love Taylor but damn they both were messy last summer lol i just don't get this fandom sometimes lol

i think it’s the tweets mixed with better man lol

My baby shot me down

I was five and he was six

We rode on horses made of sticks



Seasons came and changed the time

Now he wears black



And I wear white



He’s gone, I don’t know why



He would always laugh and say:



“Remember when we used to play?”


Bang bang, he shot me down



Bang bang, I hit the ground



Bang bang, that awful sound



Bang bang…


My baby shot me down

:’|

yennlism  asked:

What is your advice for writing a background (or just history) for your world? I'm building a world and I'm stuck with how my present day world became the way it is.. I have no clue what I could make of great events that wrote history, and I don't want the basic big wars.. Thanks!

There are a LOT of things that go into the creation of a society, and war/conflict is really a very small part of that.

Famine, plagues, slave trade if you want to include that in your world’s history (though I can understand why you wouldn’t)… these things have all made a huge impact in our own world’s history. 

Exploration is always important, and remember that the Western model of exploration featuring Christopher Columbus is NOT the only type of exploration that ever happened in our world. If you want more examples, look to other Ancient Civilizations…China has a plethora of ancient explorers that can teach you a lot about how people may have made contact and interacted in an old world setting.

Examine the ways that religions played a role, as well as social movements. Is there an equivalent of feminism in your society? These are often connected to major world events too, so pay attention to that in your worldbuilding.

But, and this is an important but - you don’t have to go overboard in all this planning. Having a few events to bring up here and there can enrich your story and make it more interesting, but you don’t have to explain everything. So don’t freak out if you don’t have every detail planned and scored away. Paint your backstory in broad brushstrokes, but don’t get too caught up in sketching out all the fine lines.

hold on you guys…

so now we all know why lion is pink, yeah? he must’ve died at some point in the past and rose brought him back to life. and we don’t know for SURE how long lion’s been around, but we know it’s been at least fourteen years since steven is fourteen.

and the thing about that is, well…

now you might be thinking, “well, it’s hard out there for a lion, maybe he lived longer because rose was taking care of him!” and that could be, but even in captivity lions only live for up to twenty years, and lion still spent fourteen years alone after rose’s death. besides, we know that rose hung out with lions long before steven was even a thought in her head, from the episode “buddy’s book.” i would guess that one of those lions ended up becoming steven’s lion. not to mention how much lion just seems to know about rose and about the crystal gems as a whole. he must have observed a lot of what rose did, or even just heard her talk about it. he couldn’t have figured it out any other way.

what i’m getting at is, i think that rose’s healing power made lion immortal, which is why he’s lived for so long. steven’s healing power might have done the same thing to lars. even if steven doesn’t realize it, it sure helps his “i didn’t really ask you permission” line to lars make a bit more sense.

8

Long ago, there was a kingdom ruled by a powerful but uncaring Jade Emperor. Working for this emperor were four magnificent dragons. The beautiful nymph, Xin Jing, the emperor’s daughter, was greatly worried for the people, for a famine had been on the land many months. The dragons took pity on the people. Two of them boiled the water from the ocean and the others helped lift it to the skies. The terrible drought was ended. But the emperor was enraged: how dare the dragons act without his permission? He ordered them locked inside four mountains. His beloved Xin Jing told the emperor she was joining the dragons. And all that was left to remember her by was a crystal amulet. 

Me: I’ve been really confused about why I’ve been so exhausted lately but then I remembered I have chronic fatigue and everything made sense

My coworker: I’m pretty sure everyone that works here has chronic fatigue LMAO

Me: 

Originally posted by teachingfeelslike

[AU] the “year” between their first meeting and their reunion

ETA: I’ve been (thankfully) notified that my timeline of events is way off so this is 100% inaccurate. However, it makes for a lovely AU (because who doesn’t like pining!Victor amirite) so I’ll leave it up. Just keep in mind that this does not follow the canon timeline. At all. Thanks, @nika11ama, for clarifying things for me!


I kept asking myself why, if they’d previously met (at the Banquet) and Victor had really fallen in love with Yuuri that day, had he treated him that way in this scene? How could he  be so nonchalant in that situation? It didn’t make sense.

But what if Victor had spent the entire year lying to himself? Telling himself over and over that he couldn’t possibly have fallen in love with someone after only a day? Forcing himself not think about Yuuri or web-stalk him. Chastising himself every time he caught himself remembering their dance or, worse, pining. 

So a year passes and he thinks he’s golden, thinks that time has finally done its job and eroded his little “crush.” And then he sees Yuuri again and tries to treat him like he pretty much treats everyone else, only it completely backfires on him.

He watches him walk away and tries to convince himself everything’s fine. That he’s fine. That he doesn’t care. And yet he can’t bring himself to tear his eyes away from Yuuri’s back even after the other man is long gone. 

And it’s like a floodgate opens. Every wall he built over the past year to keep himself from obsessing over Yuuri collapses and he finds himself incapable of not thinking about him.

And then he sees The Video™…

…and every lie he’s ever made to himself just turns to dust. His defenses are down. He can’t fight it anymore. He doesn’t want to fight it anymore. He’s in love. Has been in love since since the day they met, and maybe it doesn’t make sense but he’s reached a point where he just doesn’t care anymore. He’s going after what he wants, and what he wants is Yuuri. 

So when an opportunity presents itself he seizes it and flies to Japan without a second thought or a backwards glance. He’s wasted enough time and has no patience left. 

See, he made a promise the first day they met, though not with anything as obvious or empty as words. Yuuri seduced him, and Victor fell, hard, and the traitorous little organ in his chest promised itself to Yuuri without him realizing. It took him an entire year to. 

And that’s why Victor, who’s notorious for never remembering–and therefore keeping–the promises he makes, remembers Yuuri’s request an entire year after he made it. 

The heart doesn’t forget. 

Hunger Games/Percy Jackson AU

During math today when I should’ve been paying attention I came up with a list of some headcanons inspired by the lovely @lililibird for her Hunger Games AU

~Reyna lives with her father, her younger sister Hylla and their pet cat Scipio. Her mom died when they were young and they lived with their father who had a hard time dealing with their mother’s death. Reyna and her best friend Grover go hunting almost everyday, as it’s one of their main sources of food. 

~Hylla gets reaped for the games and Reyna volunteers for her. On the train, Reyna meets the Capitol woman, Aphrodite, as well as the male tribute Jason and her mentor Dionysus.

~While in the games, Jason joins the Careers which consist of Drew Tanaka, Clarisse La Rue, and Octavian. Reyna teams up with a boy from District 11 named Nico. He dies and Reyna is determined to win this, for Nico. Eventually, Jason finds Reyna and they team up, Jason severely injured. They win the games together by using nightlock to coerce the gamemakers into letting them both win.

~Next year in the quarter quell, Reyna and Jason (both reaped once more) create alliances with an older lady named Hazel and a dashing young lad named Percy from District 4, an older man named Leo and an older woman named Calypso from District 3, and Thalia from District 7. Hazel and Calypso both die in the games, while the rebels break Reyna, Percy, and Leo; however, failing to retrieve Jason and Thalia.

~They’re taken to District 13, where they are taken care of. 

~Some of the soldiers later manage to break out Thalia, Jason, and a girl named Annabeth from the Capitol. However, Jason is half-mad from the tortures done to him.

~Reyna spends her time making propos with the camera woman Piper, and her assistants Castor and Pollux. Life isn’t totally horrible in District 13 though: Percy and Annabeth get married.

~Reyna claims she wants to fight, so she requests to join a team. She does, though it’s more for the TV than actual fighting. The team consists of Piper, Castor and Pollux, Grover, a set of twins named Travis and Connor, their leader and second-in-command Frank and Gwen, and Percy, and later, Jason.

~They still shoot the propos, but they still have to fight for their lives. The Capitol is ridden with pods which kill Frank, and indirectly the Stoll brothers. They go down to the sewers, and mutts go after them, killing Gwen, Castor, and Percy.

~Soon, Reyna and Jason both travel near the President’s manor, where he kills Capitol children. Rebel medics come in, Hylla among them. But more bombs go off, which kill Hylla, and injure Reyna. The rebels take the Capitol.

~After healing and the death of both presidents, Reyna returns to the ruins of District 12, joined by Jason and Dionysus, where she rebuilds her life.

anonymous asked:

Let's be honest here, no smart ass remarks. I'm very curious as to why you're with Kuroo. I get he's kind of adorable with that bed head and all but you don't seem like... I don't know.. I feel like I'm missing something here. What happened in the middle of it all that made you deiced that; he was worth you. I remember taking care of you and the movie "dare" dates and all that but hmm im really curious just as to why you choose him?

asakajou  asked:

Hello there! Um since english isn't my first language, can you maybe give explanation what Tsuyu said in the newest chapter? I've been reading it a few times yet I still don't really get what she is talking about. All i knew is that i cried seeing Tsuyu cried ._.

Hi @asakajou, thanks for the question. I understand it can be very confusing (I was confused at first too, mainly because I was distracted by Tsuyu’s tears ;_;) But anyway, here’s the gist of it…

Tsuyu feels guilty.

She feels frustrated at herself and that also made her sad.

But why would she have all these negative emotions? Like she said to Izuku, “Do you remember what I said back at the hospital?” For context, here’s the exact page in Chapter 84:

And at the very next page:

What does it mean? This is the last time Tsuyu talked to all of them until they all met again at the dorms. Then at the dorms, Aizawa drops the news that five of her classmates went through breaking the rules in attempt to rescue Katsuki.

I think this is the most important part to take in all of that. Tsuyu feels guilty for saying a very aggressive line, “That kind of behavior is no different from a villain.” It was true, but also harsh, and even though she said it out of her worry and concern, she feels like it was her cowardice that pushed her to say it like that in her desperation to stop them.

After their hospital visit and until they went back to school, I can imagine Tsuyu mulling over her words that day because there’s no real closure, isn’t it? After she said it, they immediately get interrupted by the doctor. Can you imagine yourself saying something brutal and regretting it later, but unable to do anything about it? Maybe Tsuyu thinks she could’ve said it better, I don’t know, but I do think she feels somewhat regretful with her choice of words even though her intention is good.

This is why at the dorms, she can’t really act “normal” like how she used to, because she remembers what she said to them. If I was Tsuyu, I would be so devastated because I’ll be flooded with thoughts like, what if things went wrong during their rescue mission? And the last thing I said to them was they’re acting like villains. I doubt Tsuyu thinks like this though, but I bet the feeling is somewhat similar.

So yeah, I think in the end, Tsuyu just wanted some closure, and that’s why she also said “I want to have a proper conversation to set things straight.” In a way, she just wanted to express to them that she’s not condemning them and their actions or decisions, she’s actually really worried over them. Ochako backed it up by saying “Instead of blaming them for what they did, we should just all laugh it off together.” And have everything go back to normal.

Spiderman 3 (2007 Movie): Sentence Starters
  • "Whatever comes our way, whatever battle we have raging inside us, we always have a choice."
  • "It's the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what's right."
  • "You gonna kill me like you killed my father?"
  • "No. He despised you. You were an embarrassment to him."
  • "You took him from me. He loved me."
  • "I'm done trying to convince you."
  • "You came."
  • "We'll get you through this."
  • "I never should have hurt you... said those things."
  • "You're my friend."
  • "A couple of minutes ago wouldn't have been so bad either."
  • "Oh, my. What happened?"
  • "Looks like just in the nick of time."
  • "I don't think it's for us to say whether a person deserves to live or die."
  • "Before you know it, turn us into something ugly."
  • "Did you ever propose?"
  • "You said a husband's gotta put his wife before himself."
  • "I'm not ready."
  • "I hurt her."
  • "Well, you start by doing the hardest thing: You forgive yourself."
  • "I know what it feels like. It feels good. The power. Everything. But you'll lose yourself. It'll destroy you. Let it go."
  • "I like being bad. It makes me happy."
  • "If you know what I'm talking about!"
  • "Back then, nothing seemed to go right for me."
  • "People really like me."
  • "Stings doesn't it?"
  • "I protected you in high school. Now I'm gonna kick your little ass."
  • "You're trash."
  • "Your picture's a fake."
  • "You want forgiveness? Get religion."
  • "You are such a boy scout."
  • "We're just horsing around."
  • "I'm begging you. If you do this, I will lose everything. There's not a paper in town that will hire me."
  • "Show this to your editor."
  • "I want him dead too."
  • "Look, I want to kill the spider, you wanna kill the spider. Together, he doesn't stand a chance. Interested?"
  • "End of the line."
  • "Your wife told me to tell you to watch the anger."
  • "Time to take your pill."
  • "Hey. I'm the new guy."
  • "Um, yeah, look, just between you and me, guys kind of an amateur."
  • "From now on, I am gonna be taking shots of you for the Bugle."
  • "But you don't have to worry about that, buddy."
  • "You want a staff job, and you want a staff job, anybody care about what I want?"
  • "Shut up. Get out."
  • "Listen to me! I didn't kill your father!"
  • "You knew this was coming!"
  • "He was trying to kill me! He killed himself!"
  • "I didn't want this. But I had no choice."
  • "We always have a choice."
  • "I needed money."
  • "Why don't you just put down the gun and go home?"
  • "I realize now he was just trying to help me."
  • "I did a terrible thing to you."
  • "I spent a lot of nights wishing I could take it back."
  • "I didn't choose to be this."
  • "I'm not asking you to forgive me. I just want you to understand."
  • "How's the pie?"
  • "I'm just here to talk to you, beautiful!"
  • "Just a little something called 'Nice And Easy', what's on you?"
  • "I need a photographer."
  • "A hundred bucks?"
  • "Film's extra."
  • "Shazam!"
  • "That was OUR kiss!"
  • "It's a funny feeling, not knowing who you are."
  • "Never wound what you can't kill."
  • "Its a free country. Not a rent-free country."
  • "You will get your rent when you fix this DAM DOOR!"
  • "We can find a way to settle this."
  • "You're so right. I'm thinking... humiliation. Kind of like how you humiliated me. Do you remember? Do you remember what you did to me? You made me lose my girl. Now I'm gonna make you lose yours."
  • "How's that sound, tiger?"
  • "An orange?"
  • "I'm really sorry for what happened earlier. I shouldn't have yelled about that door. It was nothing to be angry about."
  • "This is none of your business."
  • "Do you want to push me away?"
  • "Push you away? Why would I want to push you away... I love you!"
  • "They're gonna kill us both."
  • "Your shots are so good."
  • "You don't deserve my help."
  • "Do I have any girlfriends?"
  • "This thing got any more?"
  • "She doesn't know what you are."
  • "Tell me you love me?"
  • "I know you're trying to defend your fathers' honor, but there is no question that he died by his own hand."
  • "What does it matter to you, anyway?"
  • "Hate those things!"
  • "Take your hands off me."
  • "I live in the presence of great truth."
  • "I promise I'll make you healthy again. Whatever it takes, I'll get the money."
  • "I'm not a bad person. Just had bad luck."
  • "They're my best friends... I'd give my life for them."
  • "Was I really good? I was so nervous. My knees were shaking."
  • "It's all about diffusion."
  • "The applause wasn't very loud."
  • "You are such a nerd."
  • "Where do these guys COME from?"
  • "You've taken your eye off the ball."
  • "You know, I guess one person really can make a difference."
  • "It has the characteristics of a symbiote, which needs to bond to a host in order to survive. And once it binds... it can be hard to UNbind."
  • "I love romance. I am French."
  • "You fired him."
  • "I could use some help over here!"
  • "I guess you haven't heard. I'm the sheriff around these parts!"
  • "This could be a tragic day for the people of New York."
  • "It's hard to believe what's happening. The brutality of it. I - I don't know how he can take anymore."
  • "Everybody needs help sometimes."
  • "He's a good boy. He must be in some kind of trouble."
  • "What about that amazing... amazing night that we had?"
  • "We had a coffee."
  • "Make him suffer, make him wish he were dead. First, we attack his heart!"
  • "There seems to be some kind of activity in the web."

anonymous asked:

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of posts saying something along the lines of it being white privilege for Jewish people to "never forget" the Shoah while black people are told to "get over" slavery. While I obviously don't think either should be forgotten, the way the argument is being made really rubs me (I am Jewish) the wrong way but I'm not sure how to explain why without discrediting the need to remember slavery... any advice? Thank you! :)

I see those posts, and when the are posted uncritically on my dash I send polite anons to the blogger asking them to remove them. 

Here’s the problem with those posts.

1. It generally compares the Holocaust to the Titanic, the 9/11 attacks or the Alamo. Those were individual, isolated incidents, not a systemic attempt to murder entire peoples. Around 3,000 were killed on 9/11. To put that in perspective about ten times that many people were killed in one day at Babi Yar. These were attacks or, in the case of the Titanic, an accident. These were not genocides. The conflation of the Holocaust with those other events minimizes its severity which is an ongoing problem on tumblr. I seriously think a lot of people don’t truly understand the Holocaust’s enormity and choose to downplay it to make other points, like the one made in that post. 

2. It’s inviting direct comparisons between slavery and the Holocaust, which promotes oppression olympics and drives a wedge in Jewish and African American solidarity. The problem with American discourse on slavery is that it is not spoken of enough or given the proper perspective. The problem is not that the Holocaust is spoken about. These posts promote a competition for attention and the idea that knowledge of historical atrocities is a zero sum game in which national attention is the prize. The attention paid to the Holocaust in American Academia does not come at the expense of the attention paid to slavery. Both are vitally important topics that need to be discussed in thorough detail at several points in a child’s education as appropriate in elementary, middle and high school. 

3. It plays into the notion that “Jews are White,” which has led to a lot of strain on tumblr and misunderstands the nature of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was not a “White on White Genocide.” Jews and Romani were murdered precisely because the Nazis deemed them to be racially inferior. Color is not the single defining marker of race, especially in Europe. It’s very different in the United States, yes, but let’s stop pretending that the hows and whys of things in the United States apply to the entire world, even other Western nations. The fact of the matter is that the murders of the Holocaust were performed largely along racial lines, regardless of the skin colors of the victims. It’s also worth pointing out that North African Jews in Tunisia and Libya were sent to death camps and that Nazi influence in the Middle East led to massacres of Jews like the Farhud in Iraq.

These are facts you probably wouldn’t know because Holocaust education in the US is not as complete and thorough as you might think and it’s skewed in favor of painting the USA as saviors. For example, American anti-semitism during the period is downplayed when a majority of Americans thought the Jews were a bigger threat to America than the Japanese and the Nazis for most of the war.  (See Chapter 1 of “The Abandonment of the Jews” by David Wyman for scrupulous detail about this). My maternal grandfather fought in the South Pacific during WWII and was endlessly getting into fights with other American soldiers because they didn’t want a Jew in their unit. He had to prove himself day after day after day before they would accept him. He had to save their damn lives multiple times! That’s not getting into closed borders and the refusal to act on the death camps even though there is ample evidence the USA knew about them at least as early as 1941

tl;dr That meme is garbage and call out anyone who reblogs it uncritically.


Time

When Leo and Calypso finally make it out of Ogygia the first thing he asks Festus to do is to take him to Jason Grace. The dragon lands in front of a house on a hill from which he can see a beautiful view of New Rome, but he barely gives it a second glance. He just wants to see his best friend again after so many weeks.

Jason opens the door, but he doesn’t look the same. His scar is gone, and so are his nerdy glasses. His eyes are a mixture of vibrant colors and his hair is a dark brown, almost black. There’s a toy truck in his hand and something that looks suspicious like a fork up his sleeve, and that’s when it finally registers in Leo’s mind that he’s looking down, not up.

Jason Grace opens the door, but Jason Grace is six years old.

He was named after his great-grandfather, a demigod and a war hero. He got to meet him, a few years ago, before he passed away. Jason talks to the stranger as he waits for his mother, Blanca Grace-Stoll. He talks about his new toy truck that his godmother, Sally Zhang, gave him for his birthday. About his little sister Annie who is always crying, about his uncle William Jackson who can talk to fish and about his dad, Reynold. He unknowingly unravels a interweaving family tree that’s complicated enough without bringing the godly side of things into the mix. Leo wants to laugh, cause apparently his friends all suck at coming up with new names, until the little boy tells him that he’s going to draw a picture cause it’s his grandpa Leonardo’s birthday next week. Then he just wants to cry.

Blanca arrives with baby Annie on her hip. Her eyes are blue but her hair is black and her smile would have stolen the breath from his lungs if he hadn’t already lost it. She is kind and offers to organize a party, to invite everyone her son has been babbling on about for the last half hour and many many more. But Leo just shakes his head. There is just one thing he needs at the moment and that is to know.

Is there anyone left?

Blanca shakes her head, because there is little more that she can do. She tells him that no, there isn’t. He missed Hazel Levesque by a week. Her funeral had been two days ago. 

He leaves after that. Climbs up on Festus with Calypso and is never seen again. And even though he feels empty inside for many years, remembering Jason drawing on that kitchen table as he talks to his mother is enough to know that he made the right call.

Ending the world in fire was the only right choice