i lose the fight

just once i want someone to fight for me, to think “oh shit i could really lose her” but it seems like i’m always doing the fighting. i guess that’s my problem, people think i’m always gonna be there because when they leave i don’t shut the door on their way out. i feel myself being pushed to the point of just not giving a shit and that says a lot because even though i’m fucked up, my heart’s big

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☆ Todoroki vs. Midoriya ☆

At this year’s sports festival, both have shown top class performances! It’s like two great rivals fighting against each other!

For once, even just for once. I want to feel that there’s someone out there who’s afraid to lose me. I want to feel that someone wants me in their life that i don’t need to keep on insisting myself. I’m always the one who is so afraid to lose the important people in my life. I’m always the one who gives more, the one who always makes them feel that i don’t want to lose them. And i wonder if there will be someone who will fight to keep me in their life.

Head canon that whenever Natasha is asked sexist questions by the media, the boys just keep going to increasingly ridiculous lengths to get there and answer the question instead.

Reporter: Do you ever feel resentment for this job reducing the possibility of having a family?
Bruce, strolling by: I don’t know, I never really thought about having a family to begin with. I prefer spending my time in the company of friends.

Reporter: Do you feel like you have to be super girly to stand out or super masculine to fit in with all the men?
Steve, jumping over from his own group of reporters: See, that’s what I love about the 21st century. Lots of room for gender expression however you want. *pointed Disappointed Captain Look*

Reporter: Do you think your emotions ever get the best of you on the field?
Thor, landing with Mjolnir: I have spent many years learning to control my pride on the battlefield and not lose my head during a fight. I thank my shield brothers and sister for helping me.

Reporter: How do you come out of a fight looking so fabulous?
Tony, flying in on a private helicopter probably: It’s just genetics, dear. I always look fabulous. I looked fabulous while dying.

Reporter:  What kind of product do you use in your hair?
Bucky, ziplining in from the next building over: L’oreal. *hands out the expertly photoshopped ad Darcy made of him in a L’oreal ad*

Reporter: What kind of diet do you use to stay in shape?
Clint, leaping out of an air vent: You know, I’ve been thinking of trying paleo, but this is all natural. Pizza for days, baby. Keeping aliens from destroying the world tends to burn a few calories.

do u even realize how petty Nathaniel, Mr Student Body President, is like :

  • “how about u make peace with Castiel now that the whole Deborah thing is cleared up” asks Candy. “lol nope” answers Nathaniel.
  • “it’s nice to have someone to hate ! it helps you appreciate everyone else more !”
  • Armin makes an ~innocent~ comment about Candy’s chest. Nathaniel proceeds to break his leg with a chair.
  • “sorry I didn’t do it on purpose !”
  • in the same vein : “one of my drumsticks just slipped out of my hand ! and I don’t know how, but it landed on Castiel !”
  • called Deborah a “garce” but I saw google translation translate the word to “bitch” and tbh same (official ts : “awful girl”)
  • jusrt ffuckinj slamed a door on his rival’s face. u talkin about my gf ? how about u say Hello to Mrs Locker Door right there here I’ll help u

“Is there really any difference between what the heroes are willing to do and the villains???” is virtually always lazy and facile, but particularly when the villains are genuinely and profoundly evil. 

You can have the heroes doubt themselves, or recognize the moral dubiousness of their actions, without suggesting that what they do is morally equivalent to the villains. It can be acknowledgment of the heroes’ questionable actions, or of the price of the fight. But if we’re talking about villains with world-changing power vs a given individual, there are vanishingly few cases where anyone with a trace of heroism is even remotely comparable.

And, in most cases, it seems very improbable that the character themselves would ever see it that way. It’s often framed as a real epiphany—the clear suggestion is that they’re right to uncritically equate their crimes/misdeeds with the villain’s, that they’ve become truly self-aware. But with few exceptions, that’s both an incorrect and an easy narrative.

Personally, I think a much more interesting quandary is this: where do you draw the line in fighting the real and present evil of the villains by questionable means, even though nothing you do will ever be remotely as bad? Is there anything so intrinsically wrong that it can never be justified by the ends, however insignificant next to the villains? Is it ethical to draw that line at all—to put personal scruples ahead of fighting their immeasurably greater evil with anything less than your entire ability? Does it all come down to circumstances: what is the situation, what is the goal, what is achieved? 

How far can the ends justify the means is both an eternal and deeply personal quandary. It’s one where a lot of easy answers are provided, but few that really satisfy. It’s very much worth exploring. And heroes don’t have to be forced into false and unlikely equivalences to wrangle with it. 

anonymous asked:

hi there! what's problematic about the phrase "women and femmes"? a lot of queer-identified folks i know use it a lot when referring to patriachial oppression, and at first it made sense to me but now i'm not so sure it does. thanks!!

femme is a specific identity that arose in a particular context within working-class communities in the 1930s & 40s centered around dating & having sex with other women & it’s silly to use it as a catch-all term for “feminine” (although I recognise that saying this is fighting a losing battle, lmao).

using “femme” to vaguely mean “feminine / feminine-presenting people” is 1. to misappropriate that terminology and 2. (and more importantly at this point imho) to imply that femininity or feminine presentation are hallmarks of “real” women, as positioned against gender nonconforming & butch women (who are decried for being “masculine” and therefore basically men). holding up “femininity” as a prerequisite for womanhood is, besides being flat-out misogynistic, always going to exclude and demonise lesbians (because even femmes aren’t acceptably feminine & are gender nonconforming in many aspects of their behaviour), & especially butches.

Reasons I am the Demogorgon

- No one likes me
- Ugly
- would let Steve Harrington hit me with a bat
- makes weird noises a lot

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“People think I’m a knight. A savior. But, in truth, I’m only a vessel to hold the memories of those who’ve no shell left to store them. They must think I revel in my victories; it must seem like I never lose a fight. 

I lose plenty.

The ones I couldn’t get to, the ones I couldn’t save in time. Those are the ones I carry around inside of me. Those are the ones I’ll mourn forever.

Batman Black and White: Perpetual Mourning

People sometimes tend to pass Luffy off as a generic, predictable shonen protagonist. 

The guy has led the biggest jailbreak in history within the series’ most horrifying high security underwater prison filed with the most ruthless killers to save one person without a single shred of remorse and he doesn’t have much reservation in brutalizing Marines and soldiers who are genuinely doing their job e.g. protecting civilians from pirates / capturing them.

Also, during the fight against DoFlamingo, Luffy did nothing to stop Law from trying to outright kill the former altogether despite the fact he wanted to defeat him first. Luffy, who usually likes beating the hell out of the people who pisses him off personally, let somebody else attempt to carry their vengeance out even if it meant losing the chance to end the fight himself. I mean, Luffy intervened in the end right after but that’s because Doffy would have killed Law had he not in the last second.

Not to mention in the recent chapters he’s now formed an alliance with one of his rivals (Bege) and an ex-enemy (Caesar) to assassinate (keyword, assassinate, not beat up or defeat) Big Mom and Luffy’s just all like “Oh cool, we can finally take her down.”

I’m sure tons of other people have said this already in different terms but despite his shonen hero quirks and mannerisms e.g. goofball with a big hunger drive who loves his friends, people end up forgetting Luffy’s a criminal and he very well knows it in the manga.

tacticalgrandma  asked:

non-chudley ask which location would you choose to fight each of the hamilton characters?

i’ve been preparing for this question my entire life. thank u. here are my thoughts

Alexander: i would fight alexander hamilton in his own office. i know it seems counterintuitive but i feel like i could distract him by destroying a bunch of his shit. our respective scrappiness would ensure a close match, there would probably be biting involved and it would culminate in me stabbing him in the chest with a letter opener

Burr: I don’t want to fight burr. i think it’d be really depressing, like beating up an old man. i’ll pass on this one

Eliza: eliza and i would fight in a sunlit baroque dining room at precisely 10:00am and it would be preceded by 15 minutes of drinking tea and having a very calm yet ominous and metaphor-laden conversation from opposite sides of the dining table. the fight would end in a tie where we both decide to spare each others lives and part ways with a newfound sense of mutual respect

Washington: i would literally fight this man anywhere. any time, any place, i will fight george washington, and lose magnificently

Angelica: angelica and i would recreate the blacksmith scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Peggy: i would fight peggy in a grassy field dotted with wildflowers in the early autumn sunlight and it wouldnt be a real fight it’d be a pretend fight with our dog and then we’d kiss

Lafayette: i’d fight laf in the park next to my parents’ house because its where he got supremely fucked up one time in a humiliating defeat and his bad memories may give me the upper hand. JUST KIDDING not only would he kick my ass extremely easily he’d probably be charming and kind to me the entire time, and then i would feel bad

Laurens: i would fight laurens in bed. not in a sexy way, just because i feel like the only way i would stand a chance is by ambushing him in his sleep and smothering him

Mulligan: why would i bother honestly. i’d fight herc in a cemetery next to a freshly dug grave so he could just dunk me right in. i trust him to give me a proper burial and come back every once in a while to leave flowers

Maria: i wouldn’t fight maria what the fuck

Jefferson: here it is: i would fight jefferson in the parking lot behind a denny’s at 3 in the morning

Madison: i kind of just assumed madison and jefferson would attempt to tag-team me, therefore i would also fight madison in the denny’s parking lot. i use the word “fight” very loosely here since i feel like i would just have to yell at him or like gently tip him over or something

Philip: philip is a child but i would still fight him. maybe just a little though. maybe just a heated debate

KGIII: i would slap-fight king george in ye olde royal boxing ring surrounded by royal subjects and press photographers. he’d go down pretty quickly and hopefully i’d get to wear the cape

Quick Background: I’m a dwarf wizard who relies on his sack of 40 or so throwing hatchets more than his magic. My friend is the DM. We often lose count of how many hatchets I go through in one fight.

DM: Ok, so you hit twice…missed once…uh…

Me: I had like 32 when I started. Probably closer to 36.

DM: Shit, uh, ok…ah, fuck it. I hereby grant you a sack of infinite throwing hatchets. 

And that day, I had the most fun I’d ever had.  The only drawback was I had to give up Magic Missile for it…