Okay so can I talk for a second about how insanely impressive it is that the Galra empire has been one cohesive empire for literally thousands of years.
That’s literally unimaginable for me like earthlings can’t even go twenty seconds without killing each other but the Galra are apparently so unified and they have been collectively kicking the universe’s ass for over 10,000 years.
I cannot even begin to fathom how many trillions of Galra there must be. How is the power divided. How can one guy be in charge of it all. What is emperor Zarkon’s sovereignty based on (other than his age) and how can he so effectively control what has to be an uncountable number of subjects. How many commanders are there and how can any one of them be considered important enough to talk to the emperor of 90% of the known universe.
What about the problems in Galra society? They are obviously an emotional species, so how is sympathy so well suppressed without extreme political backlash that isn’t just solved by murdering a third of the population, or did they make a calculated decision to cut their losses and just raise generation after generation of selective sociopaths?What base values does the average Galra have? Surely there’s some level of god-complex if the Galra can destroy entire civilizations without batting an eye.
Is there cultural diversity? Are there any remnants of Galran society that still exist from Zarkon’s childhood or has it all changed?
How much have the Galra changed genetically over 10,000 years? Are they acclimated to life in space in artificial environments? Does the Galra home planet even exist anymore? What kind of genetic diversity is there? Is there any isolation? What are desirable versus undesirable traits in Galran culture, and is it consistent across the board?
There’s just a lot i want to know about the largest population of the Voltron universe that we haven’t even begun to touch on in the show. And then there’s the issue of aftermath. Even if they manage to defeat Zarkon, it is literally impossible to change such an massive group of people overnight. They are the overwhelming majority, and it’s obviously immoral (and impractical) to just order the execution of a species, but it’ll definitely be a challenge to undo 10,000 years of damage universe-wide on both sides of the war. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what they address in the coming seasons.
One of the biggest tricks of Shaytaan is to give you doubts. These don’t necessarily have to be doubts about Allah’s presence, or Islamic Rulings… but they can be doubts in yourself.
“How come everybody else doesn’t pray on time?… I guess i could always join them when i get home like everyone else….
How come everyone else seems cool with freemixing? Am I weird?
How come I don’t listen to music like the others… they’re Muslims too!
Maybe….. maybe i’m going too far?
Maybe i’m going extreme? Am I extreme?”
He will put these doubts in your head and make you feel “extreme” and make you feel like you’re “different”. He is only doing that because he notices how your imaan has increased, and how staying on the right path is becoming easier. He’s here to distract you from that path.
The Shaytaan is an enemy to all Muslims. Treat him like one. Don’t listen to a word he has to say. Keep striving my brothers and sisters, the struggle will be over soon enough In Shaa Allah.
shoutout to meera reed bc i would’ve fuckin ran for my life and left bran with the white walkers but homegirl carried bran through the snow while being chased by the got zombies even if that meant like a .000000000000000001% chance of survival and when the white walkers caught up to them, u know what she did she fucking shielded his body with hers so yep she is underappreciated queen and just wow i need friends like the reeds in my life
Ok, so the other day my english teacher saw the front of my binder and noticed the Dan and Phil drawing. He mentioned that he “knew” Dan and Phil, (he obviously knew nothing, but keep reading and it will make more sense.) and at first I was like Why does my teacher even know Dan and Phil? Then I decided that I wasn’t going to question why he knew Dan and Phil. But that’s when he decided to say something like this, “… and Phil’s younger brother (he said a name but i don’t remember what it was) is alway tagging along.” After he said that I was sitting there like WTF?!?! Because I’m pretty dam sure that Phil doesn’t have a younger brother. I know that he has an older brother, but I also have never seen his brother in any videos. I never actually said anything back to my teacher about it. He doesn’t know anything about Dan and Phil and probably shouldn’t have said anything about them. The lesson is: if you are going to talk about something, make sure you actually know what you are talking about. Otherwise you sound like a complete idiot.
okay, y’all, listen to me, it’s ten-thirty p.m. and I’m allowed to post something stupid
you know how you listen to a song and you know you’re hearing a line wrong, but by then it’s cemented in your brain and you can’t hear anything else, but you don’t ever bother to actually go look up the correct lyrics
so, in “love on top,” i can’t imagine that she’s singing “you’re the one that gets jamal/you’re the one I can always call,” and yet. AND YET
who is jamal? why is he so important to go get? and why is it this person’s responsibility to go get him? how can beyonce put such trust in the addressee to get jamal, every time? and yet jamal is got, relentlessly, without fail. amazing.