Holden opened his hands. A gesture of frustration. “I always thought that if you gave people all the information, they’d do the right thing, you know? Not always, maybe, but usually. More often than when they chose to do the wrong thing anyway.”
       "Everybody’s a little naїve sometimes,“ Alex said, feeling as the words passed his lips that maybe he wasn’t quite following Holden’s point. Maybe he should have taken the first of the sobriety pills before he’d left the men’s room.
       "I meant fact,” holden went on as if he hadn’t heard Alex at all. “I thought if you told people facts, they’d draw their conclusions, and because the facts were true, the conclusions mostly would be too. But we don’t run on facts. We run on stories about things. About people. Naomi told me that when the rocks fell, the people on Inaros’ ship cheered. They were happy about it.”
       "Yeah, well.“ Alex paused, rubbing a knuckle across his upper lip. "Consider they might all be a bag of assholes.”
       "They weren’t killing people. In their heads? They were striking a blow for freedom or independence. Or making it right for all the Belter kids that got shitty growth hormones. All the ships that got impounded because thy were behind on the registration fees. And it’s jus the same back home. Father Cesar’s a good man. He’s gentle and he’s kind and he’s funny, and to him Belters are all Free Navy and radical OPA. If someone killed Pallas, he’d be worried about what the drop in refining capacity would do before he thought about how many preschools there are on the station. Or if the station manager’s son liked writing poetry. Or that blowing the station meant that Annie down in Pallas central accounting wasn’t going to get to throw her big birthday party after all.“
       "Annie?” Alex asked.
       "I made her up. Whoever. The thing is I wasn’t wrong. About telling people the truth? I was right about that. I was wrong about what they needed to know. And… and maybe I can fix that. I mean, I feel like I should at least try.
—  Holden’s big revelation. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  • friend: I just started watching anime
  • me: oh welcome to anime hell
  • friend: anime hell? more like anime heaven
  • me: you've obviously haven't been here long enough
Trial Captains in the Pokémon anime vs the games
  • Kiawe in the anime: Serious, dependable 'big brother' character
  • Kiawe in the games: The biggest goofball to ever live
  • Sophocles in the anime: Excitable young child, loves everyone and lives life to the fullest
  • Sophocles in the games: Likes gadgets more than people. Doesn't like to be bothered. Loves Big Mo.
  • Lana in the anime: Soft-spoken, shy, believes in everyone, kind soul, innocent and pure
  • Lana in the games: Sarcastic as hell, deadpan snark, lies and exaggerates for fun, deceives people, trains tiny fish into deadly powerhouses in secret, lusts after strapping young swimmers, tiny ball of sin
  • Mallow in both the anime and the games: The 'mom friend.' Cooks.

sudden desire to do an ASMR vid: “roleplay tentacle care”

“yes, what is your name? how old are you?”

“a lot of tentacle havers have difficulty receiving care, so I’m particularly glad you could come today. tentacles need lots of care.

“yes, now let’s begin with your lower tentacle… can you unfold it, please? there’s no need to be shy, I’m a professional. I’ve seen all kinds, and they all deserve and need care.”

“oh my, it’s been some time, hasn’t it? that’s okay. like I said, receiving care can be hard sometimes, especially the kind of specialized care tentacles need.”

“here, let’s run it through a couple of basic movements. do you keep your tentacles folded up all day? that must be stressful. here, now extend it. that’s good. now roll… great… here, grasp this stick. wonderful.”

“and again, with the other tentacle. yes, extend, nice. you have a very good reach. and roll, and grasp.

“now let’s tap the sticks together…

“excellent! your coordination is doing great.”

and then tentacle deep tissue massage, possibly simulated by squishing a glitter-jell filled baggie.

¿Quién es Sombra? A character analysis (Overwatch)

Originally posted by daftprodigy

So I’ve been watching the reveal of Sombra over and over again (as ya do), and I couldn’t help but notice some details that say a lot about her personality, worldview, and just how fucked up of a character she is. In the brief time we’ve seen her, Blizzard has already developed her into one of the most fleshed-out characters in all of Overwatch. Piecing together details from her short and her backstory video, we can begin to get a fairly clear picture of how she thinks. And needless to say, it’s very interesting, fucked up, and in a way, kind of tragic.

More below the cut. It’s a really long post, so be warned.

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January 20th is a very important day and I hope you'll all be watching

Tomorrow is the day we witness something glorious, something history-making. That’s right: Friday, January 20th, 2017… is the day that Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 2 is released on Netflix.

That’s it. Nothing else. Nothing at all happening tomorrow. If there’s anything else, it’s obviously less important than Voltron.