in fact i claim the opposite

You're a Transphobe If...

• You claim gender is nothing but a social construct, completely disregarding the experiences dysphoric people go through on a daily basis
• You call trans people “internally transphobic” if they disagree with your opinions
• You push trans people in the spotlight when they don’t want to be
• You think all trans people hold the same political views
• You automatically assume someone is trans because they do not display stereotypical gender roles
• You shame an FtM or an MtF for being stereotypically feminine or masculine
• You assume that an FtM or an MtF is non-binary or something of the like because they are not stereotypically feminine or masculine
• You are an asshole to people who go stealth
• You claim you are transgender when you know for a fact you don’t experience any form of Dysphoria and do not even try to look like the opposite sex/androgynous (EDIT: unless you are closeted, then I don’t blame you)

In Two Meanings

@undergroundsky​ pointed out to me that the Chapter Title “Two Meanings” and the image of the first page correlate. 

The page shows two dandelions growing in what otherwise is a barren place. Dandelions have two contrasting meanings: faithful love, and separation.

That alone is fitting for a chapter in which a marriage ceremony takes place right before what is either a departure, or a major attack on Goat that may very well separate both Kaneki and Touka.

Building on that though, rather than referring to Touka and Kaneki the image and words of contrasting meanings can refer to all of the events of the chapter. As in the presentation Tokyo Ghoul, similiarly themed events tend to be grouped in the same chapter. 

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anonymous asked:

And MM started the innuendo. She has just posted a pic of her in NY. Of course, the antis are saying that Sam took the pic, as that was a fact.

Hardly a fact as far as I can see. Absolutely no proof to support that claim in any of Sam or Mackenzie’s posts or comments. Quite the opposite in fact.

Sam lifted a pic from the ACLU IG to post on his own IG for his support of gay pride month. He even liked the pic first so that everyone who was paying attention could see that it wasn’t his pic at all but simply used from another account. Then he proceeded to keep social media times that would have him awake in the middle of the NYC night. I don’t know how much clearer he can make it that he isn’t personally in NYC at this time. If he was in NYC he could have taken his own pic of the city, or of any of the many exhibits in that city supporting gay pride if that was his intention. He could also easily engineer a fan pic or two or even a pap pic- the city is full of both. So my conclusion is that he is not there.
It’s Wimbledon next week in London and Cait seems to be in that city too at the moment- that’s my best guess if he is not already somewhere in Europe in rehearsals and other prep for his upcoming movie project set to shoot in European locations this summer.

But MM is in NYC according to her latest post. And So is Billy, according to his.

That is what the facts are. From my perspective the math here is pretty simple.

anonymous asked:

What's your theory on Taeil? Care to share with the rest of the class ^.^

*cracks knuckles* Let’s go…

SO! It’s no secret that Trey Songz is pretty much known for singing about some nasty shit (if ya know what I mean) and Taeil claims Trey Songz is his favorite artist. hmm…

Also - time and time again the other members of 127 have all agreed that Taeil is the member who’s the most polar opposite to the side that we (the fans) see. Meaning he’s not the shy, quiet, reserved, nervous guy he portrays himself to be…

AND the members even went as far as to admit that Taeil is the member who walks around the dorms “”naked”” the most (what I’d do to catch a glimpse of that….)

And I mean it’s kinda like a known fact that the quieter the person, the dirtier they really are.

And that’s my theory on why Taeil is actually a hoe! Thanks for reading bYE !!!!

Something to think about:

Words from a friend on twitter, meaning I DID NOT write this but she did. And got permission to post it here…..


I think fans don’t realize that they’re very important to some celebrities. I was talking about this in DM’s and I thought I’d share it here.
Fans claim to be these ride or die people, but at the slightest indiscretion, they’ll literally jump ship and stop fucking with these people, as if their fave’s aren’t human and make mistakes. I completely understand jumping ship if their beliefs complete disrespect your own because after all not everyone is going to think or believe the way you do. But because they say one wrong thing or do one thing you deem wrong, you decide they’re not worth your time anymore.
Take for instance the Rupig Scandal, lord knows I fucking hate that shit ‘till this day, but what pisses me off more is the fact that Kristen and Rob’s fans turned on them at the snap of a finger. I’m pretty sure that was a time where they particularly needed their fans to be there and loyal to them, but instead they did the direct opposite. They jumped ship and didn’t think twice about it, while Kristen and Rob were going through the media wringer, harassment, name calling, death threats, defamation of character, and lord knows whatever the hell else was being thrown at them. But these “fans” claimed they loved them so much and that they would always be there for them, that was a fat lie on their part. But, here’s the kicker, these same people have the nerve to come back and claim they’re fans of them after everything has died down, when really they’re just cowards, who can’t handle the fact that the media lies and they look stupid believing everything printed about these celebs. So, I definitely say RK and other celebs deserve better fans than the shitty ones they did get.

She is right. I have seen it….first it was done to K and then to R. Just thrown under the bus cause you didn’t like what was going on or happening.

So thanks‏ @_qveentiana for this much needed reminder.

anonymous asked:

I'd be happy if they used the time gem to erase Civil War and give Cap a proper 3rd movie.

Same. I have so much resentment towards the MCU Civil War. Being a fan of the comics I can think of a dozen Cap storylines off the top of my head that would have been better. Including better uses for both Crossbones and Zemo. I hate that the Cap tag became unbearable with all the hate following that goddamn movie. And you know what gets me? Half the hate isn’t even based on anything real. Like I read a post just this morning that claimed Steve and Bucky were trying to kill Tony in that final fight when both the directors AND the writers stated the exact opposite as being true in the directors commentary for the bluray. What the hell fandom?! Like if you’re going to make hate posts the VERY least you can do is check your facts first. I hate that Sam and Sharon were sidelined in their own damn franchise. I hate that STEVE, our Steve, Cap himself, still doesn’t get to come into his own, he still hasn’t found a family or acceptance like he did in the comics. Hasn’t discovered that it wasn’t the serum that made him a hero, but Steve, himself. He hasn’t had that moment in the MCU, he’s still floundering. If they kill him in IW I’m going to be pissed because he hasn’t been able to find any happiness and as a fan I want at LEAST that, and honestly, that’s not a lot to ask for. But I digress.

But yeah, Anon, I hear you. The more time passes the more I grow to resent that freakin movie. I would have taken the Madbomb story in a heartbeat over Civil War. :(

potatoes-tomatoes  asked:

This is a p long Ed edd n eddy ramble, brace yourself lol: I’ve really tried to like eddy as a character throughout the series. But the more episodes I see the more upset I am at how cruel, uncaring, selfish and greedy eddy is. I’ve noticed he hardly cares about ed or edd unless its extreme (and even then, sometimes he won’t do anything) or he is manipulated into caring via compensation. There are few instances where he gives into legitimate guilt, but they’re rarer than they should be.

Don’t Rain on My Ed really nailed at how terrible eddy really is, especially to Double D. The entire episode builds up tension between edd and eddy, and I was really intrigued to see where it was going. Edd makes it clear more than I’ve seen in the series so far as to how eddy disregards consequences or his friends to impulsively indulge in whatever pleases him at the moment.

  Pt3: This continues as eddy abandons ed and edd to clean up their scam, and once again abandoning edd to the kanker sisters. And (to my frustration which I’ll later explain in more detail) edd aids eddy and still stays by him. 
Then the pivotal moment in the episode-the chicken crossing- highlights where eddy’s priorities stand, and it’s utterly heartbreaking. 

0t4: ’ll give the crew credit, I was honestly unsure as to whether eddy would either rescue edd and risk losing the jaw breakers or leave him. It’s rare for the trope of “will they won’t they x” to actually be convincing, and I believe it tied together the heavier atmosphere of the episode. 

Pt5: Now, It could be argued that eddy at least is concerned for edd’s well being since he takes up a good portion of the final minutes caught between two options, but I think that at this point in the episode, it’s hardly a plausible argument given the evidence for eddy’s behavior. 

6 (I think? I lost count lol) 
So, eddy’s greed wins out, and he makes a break for the jawbreakers (which are rightfully denied to him). 
This episode, I believe, was meant to bring out how eddy is always ready to leave behind his friends or drag them across the mud as he pursues his ambitions, and Im glad that edd more often berates eddy for doing so, but… gah!! I want him to DO something about it rather than just tell him off!

So here’s my question: why the hell does Edd even stay with the eddy? 
Going back to my statement about edd always ready to jump back in and help edd, I really want to know why double d even stays when eddy clearly abandons him. It doesn’t help that the very next episode, eddy straight up says to edd’s concerns, “what’s that?? I think that’s the sound of no one caring!”

Edd is clearly capable of spending his time in a more productive manner and healthier company if he stopped hanging out with eddy. Ed, on the other hand, is a very dear friend to edd, and often stays by edd and shares his sentiment…at least to the best of his abilities given his impaired intellect. Edd is also well aware that the scams eddy likes to pull off are morally wrong, and I become frustrated when double d routinely criticizes eddy’s actions but still goes with him.

. Really, all he does is claim “he’s so stubborn” on jumps in right as the scam backfires to say “I find you so”. n fact, I’ll even go as far as to ask what does Edd even SEE in Eddy? Eddy’s flaws clearly outrank the good, as we see he displays his crueler, greedier nature more often than not. I think also, (besides the love of jawbreakers) they have nothing in common.

Last one!: Polar opposites doesn’t mean a friendship is impossible, but given edd and eddy’s attitudes towards each other most of the time, their clashing personalities strain their relationship rather than compliment each other. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my rant, I know you’re well versed in the show so please correct me if my interpretation is wonky. This has been something I’ve been fighting myself over :p

So this is a pretty common takeaway from the series, and while I rarely feel I’m able to dissuade anyone who feels that way, I’ll give it yet another shot!

Ed, Edd n Eddy has a deceptively consistent continuity. The key timeline it follows is 5 months, beginning when the Eds start being harassed by the Kankers in June and ending with Eddy overpowering the Kankers in October (and then the specials, season 6 and the movie expand the world beyond that timeline, a little less clearly connected to the main series due to the specials being made in a pretty random order). The main story of the series is focused on different types of child abuse, how it creeps up in more ways than kids can notice, the damage it does to developing personalities, and finally the demonization and lack of empathy children receive after the damage has been done.  The Kankers are made the foreground of that abuse, but it is important to take in the background information we get about the Eds’ families and the townspeople, and then to also factor in that each season turns more characters into the Eds’ bullies, until the Eds are completely alone in the world and forced to bicker among themselves.  This eventually leads us to the movie, which doubles down on these themes by literally cutting the Eds off from everyone, taking a long hard look at the ways Eddy fronts to avoid talking about the abuse in his life, and then finally revealing the previously unspoken physical abuse he received from his brother as an infant.

Late season 3-mid season 5 have issues with the show clearly favoring Edd over Eddy. Despite Edd making most of the same mistakes as Eddy in other episodes, the most memorable stories are spent going above and beyond to make Edd’s side perfectly reasonable, while Eddy’s side is insanely unreasonable.  It got frustrating to watch, and the show would also sweep Ed’s bad behavior under the rug in favor of spotlighting Eddy’s, making it hard to understand how Eddy could ever be perceived as moral if even the “nice” characters were low-key jerks. But at the end of season 5, the focus on Eddy’s downhill spiral pays off in two ways: 1. ‘Smile for the Ed’ and other later episodes finally bring it to Ed and Edd’s attention that everyone in the town targets Eddy specifically without provocation, AND 2. ‘A Fistful of Ed’ has Eddy finally reaching the boiling point of his built up rage and he scares away the Kankers, saving his friends. For the episodes leading into the movie, Eddy starts reclaiming his season 1 dignity (back when he was frequently the only Ed shown to have any interest in protecting the other two, and would even be portrayed as the only one with social skills) and Eddy maintains that positive role with his friends as they start turning the tables on their many antagonists, until the movie deems it necessary to show how his season 3-5 behavior was the result of denial over his brotherly abuse.  Late season 5-season 6 makes painstaking efforts to show how Eddy was a good kid at the beginning of the show and still wanted to be that good kid at the end of the show, even though their cruel surroundings had driven him to misbehave.

For me, the history of loving support Eddy showed them prior to his depression arc and the guilt they should feel for treating him with less empathy than each other are reasons enough for Ed and Edd to care about seeing Eddy through.  Not to mention Eddy is openly suicidal.  But as for specifically rationalizing why EDD keeps coming back to the Eds prior to getting the apology he deserves in the movie, I think Edd is smart enough to see the recurring themes of abuse.  Deep down, Edd knows there must be something psychological he isn’t seeing about his friends’ lives, something troubling that explains their behavior.  When Bro exposes the truth at the end of the show, I think Edd’s sudden bravery partially stems from finally having closure in knowing why Eddy needs his help.

Physcological obsession

Originally posted by gothamjerome

Request - Where you’re also a psychopathic criminal and you meet in Arkham, he finds your personality interesting (as it’s a lot like his) and he ends up obsessing over you slightly (e.g being possessive over you even if a guard talks to you) - Jerome Valeska

Wordcount - 1, 908

A/N - Requests are OPEN 

Arkham was annoying, dull and highly boring. Everyone just sits around day to day doing the same old routine. Get up, breakfast, sit around for hours, dinner, sit around again, back to the cells, sleep, repeat. You couldn’t stand the other imates, they were so dull, so not fun. You often poked and taunted the other imates; you had to pick your fights and targets very carefully; someone too small and you would look weak, too big and you might not make it out alive. Arkham had little space to get the advantage at first that was. 

Overtime you managed to get yourself a few little “friends” to help you with your little games, no-one wanted to see an sweet innocent woman unprotected. In addition to using your feminine charm, you also had contacts on the outside to get your hands on just about anything people desired in a place like Arkham where the food was disgusting and scarce. Guards often ignored the imates so it had turned into a dog eat dog world as it stood you were Queen of the castle and everyone was beneath you. Having fun was much more easier besides everyone knew what you were capable of; if they choose to disobey you. Besides what’s life without laughter. 

A typical morning rolled in, you sat at the furthest table from the door, you mindlessly flipped through a magazine, while you sipped on a cup of tea. An alarm broke through the peaceful morning silence you threw down your magazine with annoyance. There were two possibilities for the alarm going off, either some idiot has tried to escape or fresh meat had arrived. That could be exciting. You waited for the news of what had indeed caused the alarm. New imates meant new people to mess with and new people to manlipulate, this is gonna be fun you thought. 

The new imates walked through the metal doors, most kept their head down not wanting to gain any attention, despite the entire room already focusing on the new imates. There was one newbie that stood out, bright ginger hair, a lean figure average, it was bright brown eyes that caught your attention, mischevious surged through them like electricity. There was something about him, he was undoubtely confident, his head was held high, his body straight and not hunched over. You needed to be aware of who exactly you were dealing with, you signalled one of the inmates who was most capable of finding out just about anything about anyone. 

“I need you to find as much information about the new ginger guy, he interests me.” The man nodded as you went back to reading your magazine, things were certainly going to get interesting around here with all of these newbies. Especially the ginger one. He was definatley curious.
Around dinner time, you were sitting and eating your slop. That’s the only thing you could describe it as it certainly couldn’t be labelled as food. Food tasted of something. This did not.
“I have the information you required.” The man approached the table in which you were sitting at.

“Well,” You spat getting impatient. Honestly was it that hard to just give you the information?

“His name is Jerome Valeska, eighteen years old.  Here are the fun parts he used to work in a circus, now we’re at the best part! The only reason he’s in Arkham is because he chopped up his Mummy!” Your eyes drifted around the room until you found him, he was playing with his food idily. Despite his sombre expression you noticed his brain working. He was doing exactly what you had done when you first got here. He was working out how to get his way to the top of the food chain, he will never be ontop of the food chain, that place was already taken by you and you only. You were not one for sharing, especially to newbies.

“Good work. You know where to pick up your reward, here you can have the rest of this.” You pushed the tray towards him, the man’s eyes widened as he grabbed the tray before scoffing the lot. How could he eat that stuff it’s disgusting! Your eyes drifted towards Jerome, he was certainly interesting. You were sitting there mindlessly bored when one of your henchmen approached you.

“Boss, we have a problem. Alexander has been stealing from your private stache, a couple of the men caught him just now.” Your eyes sparked with excitement, finally something to break your boredom.
“Bring him to me.” Jumping up from your chair, you stepped up on to the table,you thought there was a law among thieves.  You don’t steal from other thieves nor do you bite the hand that provides you with decent food and usable goods. 

“Ladies and gentleman, I hate to interrupt your fine meal to provide you with a little entertainment. But first we need our special guest, bring fourth Alexander.” You beckoned four of the men who had grabbed hold of him. 

“See there’s a reason why Alexander is our special guest. See he thinks he can steal from me and we all know what i do to people who think they can steal from me. However, today I thought I would switch it up a little. I’m going to preform a magic trick. You see earlier I wrote the magical word on this very table and in order for my trick to work Alexander here must approach the table and locate the magic word in order for the magic trick to be successful. So Alexander please approach the table.” You jumped down from the table, giving Alexander some space to locate the magic word. Alexander took his sweet time approaching the table, as soon as he crouched down enough with his head exactly over the table you pushed his head down making it collide with the table before kicking his feet  from undnearth him making his head collide a second time. 

“Let this be a lesson to all of you who believe that they can steal from me without myself ever finding out. Was that a great magic trick everybody, Alexanders head magically hit the hard metal table twice.” No-body said a word, no-body laughed. Wasn’t that the whole point of a magic trick to be entertained, to be filled with amazement and joy. 

“Why is no-body laughing?” You yelled, suddenly the entire room errupted in laughter, you preformed a bow before returning to sitting at your table minding your own business. You definately noticed Jerome Valeska watching the entire thing intently. He had noticed you, he was taken back by how beautiful you were, beautiful yet so bad. Jerome liked bad. Jerome wanted needed to know you. You intreguied him, your personality was appearing to be somewhat like his own. You appeared to him like a kitten soft to touch yet fiesty to face. He was definately going to get to know you. 

The following morning Jerome headed straight for you as you sat quietly with a book and a cup of tea. You had given your magazine to someone else yesterday for a price of course. Truth be told  you were finished with it and quiet bored. Reading was something you did to pass time nothing more and besides the book you were reading was rather interesting. When a shadow casted over you, you reluctantly put the book down. 

“Yes.” You snapped, you hated being interrupted.
“Hello, beautiful, name’s Jerome. I saw you sitting over here all by yourself so I thought I’d come by and say hey.” You looked up towards Jerome before smiling, letting it drop almost instantly. 

“Well, you said it now leave.” You replied, instead of leaving Jerome jumped the table taking the seat next to you. 

“I thought we could talk. You know discuss battle stories, how our tragic story came to an end to the point we ended up in this hell whole.”

“I set a bus a light which happened to contain my old school buddies. Kidnapped my high school teacher, tortoured him for a while before I shot him in the head. He deserved it all he did was nag and nag. So rumour has it, you chopped up your Mum, care to elaborate.” Jerome’s eyes lit up, until that point you hadn’t been looking at him but Jerome was about to change that, he took hold of your knees, turning them and you were facing Jerome. 

“Did your parents ever tell you it was rude to not make eye contact when having a conversation?” You instantly scoffed, he was pulling the parent card.

“Not to strangers.” You mocked. 

“Sweetheart I’m not a stranger, not anymore anyway. So you want to know about my Mother ey, well she wasn’t like story book mothers, in-fact she was the total opposite, she was a drunk, a very very very mean drunk oh and a whore. A violent, drunken, nagging whore. I soon grew tired of the nagging, the beatings, the drunken antics, so I snapped killing her slowly before chopping her up. It was quite the messy task. So they threw me in here claiming I had a physcotic break. So here I am. How long have you been in here exactly?” Jerome’s hand carressed the side of your face. You pushed his hand away, despite how much your body enjoyed the sensation of Jerome’s hand slowly carressing your face.  

“Almost three years. Three long boredom filled years." 

"Don’t worry Darlin’. I’ll make sure things remain extremely interesting from now on.” Jerome gave you a wink. You knew that he was going to be one to watch. Your gut reactions were never wrong.
Over the course of months, you and Jerome bonded over common things, winding people up, giving orders, the entire room would always be filled with laughter. With you and Jerome’s connection came with a very bizarre relationship. It was a equal proportion of intoxicating passion combined with a madness beyond control. You were never very far apart from each other, which wasn’t exactly difficult, a small room not much space.
On one particular morning, you had to give one of the guards some cash after he provided you with something that one of the inmates was desperate for. As you palmed him the money.
“Hey, gaurd. Why don’t you leave my Y/N alone? You know he’s been watching you for the past couple of days. Eying you up like you were meat.” You shook your head towards Jerome. 

“Relax, J. There’s nothing you need to worry about.” You finished with the guard as you skipped over towards Jerome sitting on his lap.
“Love, you can’t keep doing that when I’m cutting a deal. If we get out of here then you can mess with him as much as you like.” Jerome smirked. 

“A life of crime outside of this hell whole sure sounds good. Fresh air, having the opportunity to do whatever we like. How exciting does that sound? We could fill Gotham City with all of the laughter and excitement the world has ever seen.” You smirked at Jerome before kissing him roughly catching his lip with your teeth. 

“That sounds amazing baby. You and me against the world.” And you did just that when Theo Galavan came and busted you out of Arkham. You ruled together just the way you intended too.

You may think in describing anarchism as a theory of organisation I am propounding a deliberate paradox: ‘anarchy’ you may consider to be, by definition, the opposite of organisation. In fact, however, ‘anarchy’ means the absence of government, the absence of authority. Can there be social organisation without authority, without government? The anarchists claim that there can be, and they also claim that it is desirable that there should be. They claim that, at the basis of our social problems is the principle of government. It is, after all, governments which prepare for war and wage war, even though you are obliged to fight in them and pay for them; the bombs you are worried about are not the bombs which cartoonists attribute to the anarchists, but the bombs which governments have perfected, at your expense. It is, after all, governments which make and enforce the laws which enable the ‘haves’ to retain control over social assets rather than share them with the 'have-nots’. It is, after all, the principle of authority which ensures that people will work for someone else for the greater part of their lives, not because they enjoy it or have any control over their work, but because they see it as their only means of livelihood.
—  Colin Ward

anonymous asked:

Hi, in another ask about why you dislike NS you said: "Naruto was shown to have been steadily moving on from Sakura and that Sakura was shown to have developed her feelings for Sasuke to a “whole other level”. Iv'e seen this claimed a lot by both SS and NH shippers but never have I seen canon evidence that proves either of those statements to be true in the manga, in fact there were some panels that show the opposite is true. so can you show me proof from the manga to those 2 statements?

To be honest, I find it really, really surprising that not only do not think that neither of those statements are true, but you also think that the manga has actually shown the opposite. That’s honestly left me at a loss for words.

Anon, no manga panels illustrate Naruto romantic feelings for Sakura as being stronger towards the end of Part 2 than they were towards the beginning. Similarly, no manga panels depict Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke as being weaker towards the end than they were towards the beginning.

During the Land of Iron arc, Naruto was taken aback by Sakura’s sudden confession for all of one second, and quickly realised that something wasn’t right, and during the whole ordeal, he gave absolutely no indication that he still harboured feelings for her at all:

Previously, when Sakura made it crystal clear how her heart belonged to Sasuke and Sasuke alone, such as just prior to making the Promise of a Lifetime, Naruto would have at least displayed some form of sad smile or expression, because he had feelings for her, so that information was difficult for him to accept:

Now, he didn’t do any of that, and was instead actually angry that Sakura was lying to herself about her feelings. He’d retain some of his crush habits (such as the girlfriend comment during the war), but nothing serious; nothing that was anywhere near as profound as what he displayed during his conversation with Sai towards the beginning of Part 2.

As for the evolution of Sakura’s feelings, I don’t even need to go into Part 2 to illustrate this, because Part 1′s development is all that’s necessary.

She was a clear fangirl towards the beginning , there’s no debating that. She thought Sasuke was cool, and was infatuated with his external persona:

But as she got to know Sasuke on a deeper and a more personal level, she realised that there was a very broken person beneath the the stoic facade that he always put up. She saw his imperfections, his issues, his pain, and rather than cause her to distance herself, all of these things drew Sakura closer to Sasuke instead, and caused her to fall in love with him.

She didn’t love Sasuke for his looks or cool demeanour; that’s not who she fell in love with. Sakura fell in love with the boy who was in desperate need of help. And the change in her affections was clear for all to see. Before in the Forest of Death, Sakura was paralysed in fear when facing overwhelming adversity. Now, she was staring death straight in the face, yet she moved to protect Sasuke with her life without a 2nd thought:

Why? Because her feelings for him were now “on a totally different level”. I could pick out plenty of other instances which explicitly highlight this, but I feel that one example is sufficient.

But just as a last bit of reinforcement, the person I was quoting was Kakashi, because while looking at Sakura during chapter 675, and thinking about how far she’s come, both physically and emotionally since they all introduced themselves back in chapter 3, he himself acknowledged that her feelings for Sasuke had developed. She still loved him, “but on a totally different level”:

If you want me to show more evidence from the manga, then I can Anon, but as I said earlier, I feel that the examples that I listed should be more than enough to demonstrate how Naruto was shown to have been steadily moving on from Sakura, and how Sakura illustrated to have developed her feelings for Sasuke to a “whole other level”.

Trump Jr.'s secret Russian meeting is just more proof that none of them care about America.

WASHINGTON ― Veterans of several Republican presidential campaigns say they would never have taken a meeting like the one attended by Donald Trump Jr. last year in June, just weeks before his father officially became the GOP presidential nominee.

Trump Jr. said he met with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after she claimed to possess damaging information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s Democratic opponent. The president’s son added in a statement that he did not know the identity of Veselnitskaya prior to the meeting and that he asked then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a senior White House adviser, to attend but “told them nothing of the substance” about the get-together.

Trump Jr. and other White House allies on Monday defended the sit-down by attempting to characterize it as a normal campaign exercise ― as if every presidential campaign were willing to accept help from a nameless foreign agent.

(cont. HuffPo

I really feel like Shonda Rhimes has been writing the script for American politics since last summer.  Everybody even remotely associated with Trump is a bumbling idiot crashing around through the upper echelons of international government as if it’s all some big spy novel.  They really want us to believe that presidential campaigns in the past would have been chomping at the bit to have a sitdown with some Russian nobody claiming to have dirt on the opposition?

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some thoughts on steven's perspective

(this was initially a bunch of asks, but they were too many):

oh you brought up something interesting in that frybo post: the corruption plot is something i’ve been interested in since monster buddies, and i like what you mentioned about steven approaching centipeetle with this narrow perspective that’s later allowed to grow. because looking back, it didn’t feel toootally right that centi had to take the initiative to shapeshift before steven saw her as anything but a monster, but that initiative is more important than the shape-shifting.

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anonymous asked:

do you still think trans are not real peopele? i did read your transphobic blog postings and i just hope more vulnerable members do not stumble across your hatred. may think about deleteing them no?

When did I ever say they aren’t real people? You claim to have read my posts so please, point to me where I ever said they aren’t real people? Now does that mean that I think a woman is a man and a man is a woman? No, that goes against all scientific rationale and logic and the fact is, most trans people I have talked to fully acknowledge that they aren’t the opposite sex but instead want to be the opposite sex. That I can sympathize with and I pass no judgement. What I won’t accept though is being ordered by some blue haired teenagers to pretend a person is something they’re not and then be blamed for suicide if you don’t. 

Ben Sharipo sums up this bullshit manipulation perfectly: gender is not disconnected from sex. Thinking you’re a man doesn’t make you a man. It is not a denial of your humanity if you are a transgender person, you’re a human being but you have a mental issue that I truly sympathize with and if you’re old enough you are entitled to deal with it in whatever way you see fit. But if you’re going to dictate to me that I’m supposed to pretend men are women and women are men, I’m not going modify the most basic biology because it threatens your subjective sense of what you are. 

If I call myself non-human who doesn’t conform or relate to human being roles, does that mean I stop being human? If I’m 22, does that mean I can change myself to be 60 years old? If I’m a white American, does that mean I can change my race to Asian simply because I identify with Chinese culture? At what point do we stop redefining the terms? You cannot magically change your age or race and you cannot magically change your gender. I’m all for being open minded and tolerant but the line is drawn when I’m demanded to pretend something exists and if I don’t then I’m held accountable for death. 

The idea with the transgender movement as a civil rights group is all of their problems will go away if I would pretend that they are the sex to which they claim. The idea that transgender people are committing suicide more than others because they aren’t being called by their preferred pronoun is ridiculous, it’s not true and it’s not backed by any science that anyone can cite. If “discrimination” leads directly to suicide, then explain to me why black people who are living in “a racist evil white supremacy society” have significantly lower suicide rates than whites? Explain to me why women who are living in “a sexist, misogynist, woman-hating oppressive male patriarchy” have significantly lower suicide rates than men? The idea that suicidality is the direct result of people stating women aren’t men and men aren’t women - it’s yet another manipulative plot from the left, one we have to stop being fooled by. 

The idea that we have to sacrifice our entire society’s proper definition of sex because you think there is someone with a preexisting condition that makes them more susceptible to criticism, this is not the way to run a society. You cannot sacrifice truth just because some people can’t handle the truth (ayy!) There is no evidence whatsoever that the transgender suicide rate would drop if people started to pretend that women are men and men are women. All evidence of transgender suicide rates points to their own mental health and one thing nobody wants to talk about and that’s the suicidal regret post surgery and post hormone treatment. 

We can encourage people to be open minded with trans people but you will not ever get to abolish science and demand for people to accept it otherwise they are responsible for suicide. Fuck off and go try to manipulate a gender studies student, you’ll find greater success there than with me. 

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Summary: Ever since an unnamed incident Simon’s channel has been suffering creatively but Penny has an idea to get it back on course. An idea which involves a certain youtuber known as PitchBlackBaz.

Extract: His phone buzzes with a new email on his work address and he opens it immediately, seeing as the subject line was collaboration with SimonSnowflakeSays. His heart is beating quickly in his chest to the point where he can swear that he can feel it pounding in his temple and the butterflies are stronger than the ones he felt when he bumped into Simon at Vidcon. Noted that on that same day he accidentally tripped Simon down a flight of stairs but still… Well… “Accidentally”. Those days were a little more complicated for Baz.

He skims the email and then can’t stop rereading it while holding himself back from screaming out of joy. Simon Snow, The Simon Snow, was going to collaborate with him. The boy whose videos inspired him to make his own and whose cheeky half smile, perfectly curly blonde hair, and moles dotted across his skin like constellations, had every viewer captivated. That is until a few months ago. Not that Baz really fully understand what went on between Simon and Davy but the throwback was something else. Fans taking sides and Davy become one of the most hated men on the internet as well as dramatic, but sweet, monologues in the comments aimed at Simon to make him feel better. Nothing seemed to work. Baz intended to change that.

And all it would take was a simple little challenge video…

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Ding dong YOU are wrong. First of all, forensic science is the study of scientific evidence in an investigation. Forensic pathology is the study of causes of death seen at autopsy. Forensics has absolutely nothing to do with embryology or conception. Secondly, a fetus is not a human being. A fertilised egg and a cloned cell represent a POTENTIAL human being, but not an actual human being. Just like how an acorn isn’t an oak tree and an egg isn’t a chicken. The unborn is not considered a “person” - a fetus does not have equal status with the person carrying it until it can exist outside of the womb. A fetus is completely different from a born human being. The most fundamental difference being that a fetus is 100% dependent on the pregnant person’s body to survive. Another difference is that the fetus does not just depend on the pregnant person’s body to survive but they actually reside inside it. Human beings by definition must be separate individuals and do not gain the status of human being by virtue of living inside the body of another human being.

No matter how much you attempt to argue with me, by definition and by law, a fetus is not a human being and they do not have human rights hence why somebody who gets an abortion is not charged with murder. I cannot believe you have the audacity to claim you are a feminist but are clearly 100% against women’s rights due to the fact that you don’t believe women should have a say in what they do with their own body. The idea that the value and status of a grown human being with emotions, feelings, and a life of their own equates, or is even overridden by, a cluster of cells is insulting, disgusting, and the complete opposite of what feminism stands for.

@chaste-waifu, I’ve decided to reply like you in this manner because for some reason my computer gets ridiculously slow when I try to reblog from your blog.

First of all, I have never dismissed that there are women in the sex industry who are not unhappy (If you read my reply you would’ve seen that I said the complete opposite.) I’m starting to get a bit tired of you implying that sex work being dangerous is my personal opinion. It is not. I feel like this discussion is dishonest because right now it seems like we are having a back and forth based on personal opinions, when in reality everything I’ve said is in fact based on research. I’ve compiled a list of studies supporting my claims which you can read (or you can just check the stats/conclusions I’ve mentioned, if you don’t have time/ability to read.)

Show me another industry, legal or not, that has such high number of traumatised and abused women in it. Show me another industry where women are subjected to the same cruel treatment and risk of murder. Show me another industry where the “customers” have such low opinions of the people serving them. To deny that there is something seriously wrong with the sex industry and that there are a lot of women in it who are in dire need of help is not only disgusting but also extremly ignorant.

Finally, you seem to imply that I am against any sort of decriminalization of sex work. I am not. I support the Nordic Model, which means that the act of prostitution is legalized while the act of buying sex remains a criminal offense. I believe this is the most effective way of assuring that people being taken advantage of in the industry are able to reach for help while simultaneously punish those who would inflict harm on them.

Regarding the girls and women who enter the sex industry

A study survering 859 prositutes across five continents found that 59% of them had been physically abused as children, 63% had been sexually abused, 75% had been/was homeless and 47% entered the industry before the age of 18.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Cotton, Ann, Lynne, Jacqueline, Zumbeck, Sybille, Spiwak, Frida, Reyes, Maria E., Alvarez, Dinorah, & Sezgin, Ufuk (2003). Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”

Another study which  survied 200 juvenlies and adult women in San Franciso found that 78% had entered the industry before they turned 18 and 62% before the age of 16. 60% of them had experienced child abuse from the ages of 3 to 16 and 70% of those reported that sexual abuse was a factor in their decision to do sex work.
Source: “Silbert, Mimi H., &  Pines, Ayala M. (1981a). Sexual Child Abuse as an Antecedent to Prostitution. Child Abuse & Neglect"

A study from 1993 found that 85% of 123 survivors from the sex industry had been victims of incests as children. 90% had been physically abused and 98% had been emotionally abused.
Source: “Hunter, Susan Kay (1993). Prostitution is Cruelty and Abuse to Women and Children. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law”

The organisation WHISPER conducted interviews with formely prosituted women in Minneapolis and found that 90% had been battered and 74% had been subjected to sexual abuse between the ages of 3 and 154.  
Source: “Giobbe, Evelina (1994). Confronting the liberal lies about prostitution. In Alison M. Jaggar (Ed.), Living with contradictions"

A study by Simons and Whitbeck from 1991 found that “early sexual abuse increases the probability of involvement in prostitution irrespective of any influence exerted through factors such as running away from home, substance abuse, and other deviant activities”
Source: “Simons, Ronald L., & Whitbeck, Les B. (1991). Sexual abuse as precursor to prostitution and victimization among adolescent and adult homeless women. Journal of Family Issues”

In Sweden, studies have shown that young adults who have been prostituted confirm high correlations to prior sexual childhood abuse, neglect and homelessness.
Source: “Abelsson, Jonna, & Hulusjö, Anna (2008 [At the borders of sexuality: A study of youth in Gothenburg and surroundings who sell or barter sexual services]. Gothenburg: Göteborgs Stad, Social resursförvaltning”

In 2008, the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention found that poverty and discrimination are two key structual factors for recruitment into trafficking in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. A majority come from the lowest of social strata.
Source: “(Swedish Nat'l Council for Crime Prevention) (2008). The Organisation of Human Trafficking: A Study of Criminal Involvement in Sexual Exploitation in Sweden, Finland, and Estonia”

Regarding the mental damage done to girls and women in the sex industry

The study by Farely et. al which I’ve referenced above found that 68% of the prostituted women they interviewed met the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder. Their symptoms were higher or equal to those of Vietnamn veterans. These symptoms were found regardless of whether prositution was legalized or criminalized.

Similar studies have been done in Sweden where pyschiatrists working with trauma and recovery of prostitued women testified that they had severe symtoms of mental disorders such as grave sleep- and concentration disorders, recurrent anxiety and panic attacks, grave depression, severe anorectic reactions, self-desctructive behavious, extensive dissocation, problems with impulse control and manifest suicidality.
Source: “Ramos-Ruggiero, Luis, & Hännestrand, Brita (2010, October 12)Statement: Regarding Young Women’s Mental Condition and Reactions Caused by Prostitution and Trafficking [Traumacenter Sweden]”

A Korean study from 2009 also found that prositution was strongly related to PTSD even when controlling for childhood abuse. The study also revelaed a significantly higher symptoms of disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DESNOS) among the prostituted women compared to the controll group. This number remained high even amongst women who left the industry over a year earlier.
Source: "Choi, Hyunjung, Klein, Carolin, Shin, Min-Sup, & Lee, Hoon-Jin (2009). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Disorders of Extreme Stress (DESNOS) symptoms following prostitution and childhood abuse. Violence against Women”

Regarding the mortality and murder rate among girls and women in the sex industry

The American Journal of Epidemiology from 2005 showed that in a population of 1969 prosituted women in Colorado Springs, those active in prostitution ran a risk of murder 18 times higher than in a comparable non-prostituted population. The homicide rate was 204 per 100.000, which is many times higher than the highest workplace homicide rates in the United States.
Source: “Potterat, John J., Brewer, Devon D., Muth, Stephen Q., Rothenberg, Richard B., Woodhouse, Donald E., Muth, John B., Stites, Heather K., & Brody, Stuart (2004). Mortality in a Long-term Open Cohort of Prostitute Women. American Journal of Epidemiology”

The Special Committe on Pornography and Prostitution in Canda estimated that the mortality for prostituted women may be 40 times higher than the national average.
Source: “Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution in Canada (1985). Pornography and Prostitution in Canada: Report of the Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution in Canada. Vols. 1 & 2. Ottawa, Canada: Supply & Services”

Women and men in prostitution have been documented as particularly vulnerable to victimization by serial murderers.
Source: “Hickey, Eric W. (2002).Serial Murderers and their Victims (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub.

Regarding violence against girls and women in the sex industry done by men who buy sex

Tricks (people who buy sex) were found to be the primary source of sexual violence in a Canadian study (referenced above, Special Committe on Pornography & Prostitution) Another Canadian federal inquiry came to the same conclusion.
Source: "Committee on Sexual Offences against Children and Youths (Canada) (1984). Sexual Offences Against Children: Report of the Committee on Sexual Offences Against Children and Youths”

The previous study mentioned done by Silbert and Pines found that among the 200 juvenile and adult prostituted women, 70% reported having been raped or similarly abused by tricks an average of 31.3 times.

A survey done in Chicago found that out of 222 prostituted women, 21% acknowledged having been raped over 10 times.
Source: “Raphael, Jody, & Shapiro, Deborah L. (2004). Violence in indoor and outdoor prostitution venues. Violence Against Women”

A study done in Portland, Oregon found that 85% of the 55 prostitution survivors had been subjected to aggravated assult on average 103 times a year. 78% of them had been subjected to rape 49 times a year and 53% were sexually tortured on average 54 times a year. Pornography was reportedly often made during the torture.
Source: “Hunter, Susan Kay (1993). Prostitution is Cruelty and Abuse to Women and Children. Michigan Journal of Gender and Law”

Studies conducted in Canada found that weapons such as baseball bats and crowbars were often used against prostitutes, as well as the offenders jerking the prostituted women’s head against car dashboards or walls.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Stewart, Mary, & Smith, Kyle (2007). Attitudes toward Prostitution and Sexually Coercive Behaviors of Young Men at the University of Nevada at Reno. In Melissa Farley (2007a), Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections”

Similarly, numerous witness in Swedish court hearings have testified experiencing daily beatings, gang-rapes and torture.
Source: “Helsingborgs tingsrätt [Helsingborg Dist. Ct.], 2005-09-25, B 1230–05 (Swed.), "Stockholms tingsrätt [Stockholm Dist. Ct.], 2003-03-21, B 4205–02 (Swed.) (“Ludvig Case”). among others”

When considering these previous statistics on rape it’s important to remember that rape tends to be commonly underreported by prostituted persons themselves.
Source: “SOU 1995:15 [The Sex Trade: Final Report of the 1993 Prostitution Inquiry] [government report series] (Swed.)”

Regarding the possibility for girls and women to leave the sex industry

A US study from 2003 found that the exploitation done to prostituted women often appears to lead to a ruined psychic and social development as well as a lack of realistic alternative means for income.
Source: “Herman, Judith Lewis (2003). Introduction: Hidden in Plain Sight; Clinical Observations on Prostitution. In Melissa Farley (Ed.), Prostitution,Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress (pp. 1– 14). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press.”

Previously referenced study by Farley et al. which survied prostitutes in over five continents found that 87% of the prostituted person explicitly said they wanted to leave but could not because they get stuck in coercive circumstances.

A factor which makes it difficult for women to leave the sex industry is that a lot of shelters put limitations on who they allow in (for example, women with children, pets, HIV; communicable diseases, criminal records or who have not been drug-free for a specified time or recently got released from prision might not be allowed.)
Source: “Williams, Jody (2007). Barriers to Services for Women Escaping Nevada: Prostitution and Trafficking. In Melissa Farley (2007a), Prostitution and Trafficking in Nevada: Making the Connections (pp. 159– 172). San Francisco: Prostitution Research and Education”

Regarding the men who buy sex from girls and women in the sex industry

Tricks (people who buy sex) are to a significant extent aware of the fact that prostituted people are economically strapped, subjected to violence and other grave hardships, are often pimped/trafficked as well as knowing most were abused or neglected as children.
Source: “Durchslag, Rachel, & Goswami, Samir (2008). Deconstructing The Demand for Prostitution: Preliminary Insights From Interviews With Chicago Men Who Purchase Sex. Chicago: Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.”
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Macleod, Jan, Anderson, Lynn, & Golding, Jacqueline M. (2011, March 28). Attitudes and social characteristics of men who buy sex in Scotland. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy”
Tricks have a tendency to deny or neutralize their own abusive contributions
Source: “Di Nicola, Andrea, & Ruspini, Paolo (2009). Learning from clients. In Andrea Di Nicola (Ed.), Prostitution and human trafficking: Focus on clients (pp. 227–235). New York: Springer.”

In interviews done with tricks in London, 47% openly admitted that “women did not always have certain rights during prositution.” 25% openly admitted that they believed the very concept of raping a prostitute or call girl was ridiculous.
Source: “Farley, Melissa, Bindel, Julie, & Golding, Jacqueline M. (2009). Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy and What They Know. London: Eaves”

In Chicago, 43% of 113 trick-interviewees stated that women should do “anything he asks” when paid. 22% admitted that the buyer is “entitled to do whatever he wants to the woman” (Durschlag et al., referenced above.)

Again, obviously there are women who do sex work and are not part of these statistics. However, to even attempt to argue that encouraging these people to do sex work would in any way be more or even anywhere near as important as protecting the majority of women in the industry who are subjected to appalling conditions is ridiculous.

icebloodedprince  asked:


Unpopular opinions

All right! For this one, I’ll share three opinions! 

On fandom

  • Across all the forums and meta posts I’ve skimmed through about the guy, it baffles me how not a single one of them ever talks about the scene in the Naruto series where Orochimaru sheds tears just before he starts his battle with Hiruzen. Naturally, Orochimaru plays it off by stabbing himself in the hand and claiming to just be tired, hence the tears. Maybe people don’t talk about it because they believed him when he said that, but Kame and I have to call BS. Let’s put aside for the moment that there is no indication prior to the scene that he was tired. Quite the opposite, in fact. How could he possibly be tired with things escalating like they were? If nothing else, he’s an excitable fellow. Anyway, considering the time and effort that goes into writing and drawing manga or comics, it makes no sense for a generally fast-paced writer/artist like Kishimoto to draw so many panels for what ultimately amounts to a moment of sleepiness. Unless it wasn’t just a moment of sleepiness. It’s a small thing, but for me, it’s proof that even monsters can feel things other than anger and bloodlust…at least, as much as they are capable of feeling them. 
  • Another small thing I can’t stop thinking about: Orochimaru’s confrontation with Anko in the Forest of Death. In particular, how Anko was willing to kill both him and herself with the Twin Snake Sacrifice jutsu but would have wound up killing herself in vain had he not interrupted her and revealed that she’d only secured a mud substitute that looked like him. What’s interesting about this scene to me is that he let her live at all. He says he doesn’t want the Chūnin Exams to end prematurely because it would be counter to his plans, but wouldn’t it have made more sense to let Anko die so that she couldn’t tell anyone what he was up to? Did he spare her just to taunt her? Or is there more than just this? No, this doesn’t change the fact that he used her as a guinea pig to test a cursed seal that had a 90 percent chance of killing her. But it sure does make me wish we could have gotten to see more of Anko and seen more interactions between her and Orochimaru. I’m at least grateful that the anime gave us that filler arc for her, Kaima Capture Mission. Okay, it could have given us a little more than it did, but it did try to at least give her some closure. Oh! By the way, if you’re jonesing for fanfiction about these two, please read Windmills by Ankoholic. It’s a post-canon gen fic about Anko and Orochimaru’s second confrontation in the immediate aftermath of the 4th Ninja War. It is epic and could very well be canon (if an alternate version of it)! Please give the author your love! 
  • Which segues into my third opinion: personally, I like how Anko looks post-war. In fact, I love it! She’s so cute and chubby and mellow, and according to the Boruto movie novel, she did reach legendary status in her own right before settling down as a teacher. As far as I can tell, she’s happy with herself. Can’t ask for much more than that! (Though I would still like to see her interact with Mitsuki or Kabuto or even Orochimaru, if possible…)
Half Alive


 Bucky Barnes x Reader
 Hello love, I wanted to thank you for your absolute genius writing. Not joking makes me cry sometimes. But I wanted to request a BuckyxReader where the reader is captured by HYDRA and has some sort of power. And is trained to hunt down and kill Bucky but end up falling in love and he helps her slowly come back. Thank you
Warnings: Slight violence
Notes: Wow guys, I just hit 450 followers! It seems like only yesterday that I was thanking you all for getting me to 150! Anyway I love you guys so much, thank you for all of your amazing messages and support. Requests should be opened up again once I have powered through all of my current requests. Enjoy!

You had one purpose, one mission, hunt down and kill James Buchanan Barnes, also known as The Winter Soldier. Hydra had trained you for years; you didn’t have any memories of a time before you were enclosed in the small cell. Did you ever have loved ones, people who cared about you? Or was this the be all and end all of your life, isolated and alone. The only human interaction you ever received was either from the scientists who would prod and poke at you, the trainers who made you work until you passed out from exhaustion or guards who would ‘teach you a lesson’ whenever you had done something wrong or disobeyed your orders. All this had made you incredibly wary of others intentions towards you, why would anyone want to help a monster like you?

 As you sat against the cold concrete wall of your cell the door clicked open, however on the other side was not a man in a white lab coat or a guard dressed in all black. In the entryway of your own personal prison stood a man in an incredibly fancy looking suit, he looked down at you, not with pity but with a malicious glint in his eye. You knew your time had come; they were finally going to send you out to complete your mission. The man in the suit signalled to two guards who then proceeded to pull you up from your position on the ground and lead you down a dark corridor. You watched as the lights above you flickered and sparked. With a guard stood on either side of you, firmly grasping your arms, there was no point in fighting; it would just end in another beating. You were placed in another small room, similar to the one you had just vacated, however this one had a small desk and two chairs in the middle of it. Sitting down opposite the man in the suit, whom you found out was the new commander of the base, you were once again briefed and warned about what would happen to you if you failed, then sent on your way.

 You watched the man through your sniper scope, as he sat on the large sofa in his apartment; he looked nothing like the photos you had always been shown. He wore a tight black t-shirt and grey sweatpants. His dark hair had been neatly trimmed and he was freshly shaven, he didn’t look like that much of a threat, well except for his metal arm. Packing your gun away, you hid the duffel bag beneath a grate on the roof, knowing no one would find it there until you could return to collect it. Spreading out your wings you swooped up high and landed on the roof of the assets apartment, you just wanted to complete your mission, you had been promised your freedom after your task was carried out.

 Bucky’s POV

 Bucky had felt eyes on him all day; he said nothing to Steve or any of the other Avengers, he knew who it was. As soon as Bucky had fled from HYDRA he knew they’d come back for him eventually, and he didn’t want anyone to be caught up in the crossfire of that particular fight. Turning off his television Bucky wrapped his hand around the gun that was hidden underneath the couch cushion and prepared for a fight. The door to his small apartment crashed open, splintering under the excessive force put upon it. What emerged through the smoke and debris was not what Bucky expected; he was used to the heavily armed men that HYDRA would send on missions with him, when he was still a part of the retched organisation. This however was completely different, a petite girl stood in front of him, with H/C hair swirling around her head and a murderous look clouding her E/C eyes. She stood there holding her palms out towards Bucky who was now pointing the gun between her eyes. “You’re here to kill me I assume.” Bucky murmured, searching the girl’s eyes for any emotion. She only nodded in response as a gold light began to shimmer around her outstretched palms. “You know me and you aren’t all that different.” Bucky claimed, making the girl slightly tilt her head with a small smirk gracing her lips. “I’m nothing like you.” She growled “HYDRA, they told me all about you, you’re a traitor.” She continued whilst slowly advancing on the soldier. “Actually quite the opposite.” Bucky smiled sadly. “I’m guessing, by the fact that you haven’t killed me yet, that they promised you something in return for my life.” Bucky questioned quirking an eyebrow at the girl. “My freedom.” She whispered seemingly broken. “And you actually believe that?” Bucky asked as he saw himself reflected in front of him. The girl only shook her head as she lowered her hands. “They promised me my freedom as well, after each mission they claimed I’d be free, but then they’d just wipe me and start over again.” Bucky murmured slowly walking towards the girl. “I can help you.” He whispered placing his hands on her shoulders.

 Y/N’s POV

 You were incredibly suspicious of the mans offer of help, why would he want to help you, you were sent to kill him. “Why should I trust you?” You whispered looking up into his blue eyes. You had to admit that you were already letting yourself attach yourself to him, but you didn’t quite know why. “Because I’ve been in your exact position and I know what it’s like to have no idea who you are.” He murmured with a small smile already knowing what had happened to you. Nodding you accepted the mans help and let him lead you further into his apartment. “So what’s your name?” He asked turning to you as he searched through one of his draws. “I…I don’t know.” You whispered as tears sprung to your eyes. “Hey it’s okay.” Bucky cooed as he brought you into his arms. “You can be whoever you want, start fresh.” He said with a smile. “Here take this.” He smirked pacing a large t-shirt and sweatpants in your hands. “Thanks.” You whispered as you went to change in the bathroom.

A/N: Let me know if you want a part 2!

anonymous asked:

THANKS SO MUCH for shedding light on Taka/Hiro's relationship. I discovered Hiro through Taka and I got caught up in these horrible forums saying that Taka & Hiro don't like each other. I didn't wanna believe it! So I tried looking for ANYTHING(like pictures of them being chummy) to prove those people wrong but came up empty. What you said MAKES SO MUCH SENSE!It's totally understandable why they keep their Relationship away from the public eye. I'm happy they're on good terms. YOU'RE AWESOME! :)

You’re welcome (^^) This is going to be a looooonggg reply but it has to be said.

I’m aware of some people saying the brothers disliking each other. I stay away from OOR fandom because of these kinds of people. I found that the bigger the band got, the crazier the fans became. Some of those so-called fans behave almost like haters especially when talking about the Moriuchi family and MFS …… particularly Hiro.


To me it’s strange how these fans came up with their “conclusion” of the brothers “supposedly disliking each other” when all the clues and evidences are showing exactly the opposite.

1) These “fans” conveniently left out the fact that Taka started to personally show photos with his parents ONLY after OOR started breaking into the American market and performing at Yokohama Stadium. After people firmly acknowledged him as a star on his own. There were no photos of Taka and his parents at all during the years of OOR trying to establish themselves in Japan, right?

It took Taka more than a decade to break away from the “Mori’s son” image that was plaguing him in his Johnny days. So, isn’t it natural for Taka to want his little brother to be viewed and acknowledged as his own person by keeping their professional lives separate?

2) There is one person on YT who claimed that “Hiro dislikes Taka” based on the assumption that Hiro talked awkwardly to him about his birthday in that conversation with Takeru Satoh. This person even went on to say that Taka was the reason for his parents’ split. My Goodness! Papa and Mama Mori have always loved and supported their children despite that difficult time in their lives. A marriage is a complex thing. You are insulting them by accusing their son of that.

Hello people, Hiro speaks in “keigo / honourific language” with Taka because their mother Masako Mori raised him that way. She wanted her kids to learn to respect older people since young age. Hiro spoke “keigo” to the older members of MFS in the beginning too as he admitted in this HAL College interview. It may appear awkward or something different to other people but it’s normal to this family. I saw a video of their mother saying Taka’s friends thought it was “Sugoi!!”. Also, for Heaven’s sake, Taka is NOT the only “tsundere” older sibling in the world yo! 

3) Did anyone notice that Takeru Satoh asked for Taka’s permission first at around 0:41**  before continuing telling that story about Hiro? Taka replied with “Hai…hai….”* or “Yes….yes…”.. Takeru didn’t simply blurt out everything just like that. He knew the conversation was being filmed and he remained respectful even though they are besties. Oh, didn’t Takeru say in this video that he’s also friends with Hiro?

*Update: Taka said 『いい / ii』not 『はい。。はい / hai…hai』but it means the same in this context. Sorry for the confusion :-P

** Update (5 Dec 2016) : Since the video I linked was removed, I put the original video the clip came from, 3にん. Takeru said it at around 13:37 time mark.

4) The fact that Hiro is friendly with many of Taka’s friends is a clear clue that he is VERY CLOSE with Taka. I think that applies to even ordinary people like us. You must be truly close with your siblings if their friends are yours too, right?

Top photo is GEN playing ping pong with OOR members Ryota & Tomoya with RxYxO Coldrain watching. Well, by now, many MFS fans (at least those who read my blog) should know who GEN is to MFS, right?

This photo of Hiro & Toru is REAL. Not Photoshopped. They were at Subciety’s Christmas / Year End party in December 2012. It was held at Wonderbowl Restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. Many of GEN’s friends were there like Maximum the Hormone, AIR SWELL, Takahiro Ikeda (BMX Pro rider) and a bunch of others. The entire MFS members were there. Alas, only Toru came representing OOR ….. huhu. Anyway, I think you can see from Hiro and Toru’s body language that they’ve known each other a long time.

5) When their father Shinichi Mori was hospitalized for cancer scare, I believe all the 3 Moriuchi brothers were together by his side because he informed all 3 of them about his condition. Read the translation here by Dessy.

Look at their message and flower bouquet for their father on his 50th Anniversary of being in the music industry. The 3 brothers shared the bouquet together instead of sending it separately.

6) I remember reading an interview where Taka said he’s happy that each of his family member is doing their own thing and specifically mentioned about “my brother has his own band”. Sorry I forgot which interview though. I believe it was from Ryeon’s blog. If it’s not there, at least you get to read a bunch of her OOR translations (^^)

7) This is an actual photo of Taka buying a present for Hiro and it wasn’t even Hiro’s birthday from Taka’s friend Yosuke’s blog on Ameblo (it’s gone now…huhu). But you can read that part on Dessy’s old Tumblr here.

8) Their mother Masako said her sons would visit their father during important occasions like Obon Festival and New Year in this interview or the translation by Dessy here.

9) Let’s not forget how busy musicians’ schedules are.
i. Touring. Packing. Unpacking. Packing. Moving. You know how exhausting that is?
ii. If they’re not touring, they’ll be in the studio working on new music or rehearsing for the next show.
iii. There are also series of meetings with staff and crew.
iv. Discussion with designers and engineers for their stage show, lighting, sound, merchandise.
v. Interviews and promo rounds with magazines, TV and radio stations.
vi. Photo and video shooting.
vii. Meet & greet with fans.
viii.Travelling from city to city. This takes a lot of time. Doraemon’s magic door exists in comics only.

OFF time from band to band may not match unless you’re on the same Tour. It’s unrealistic to expect Taka and Hiro to get together easily. Hey, I work a regular office job and I hardly see my own family even though we live in the same house!

10) That Daikanyama Unit sighting of Taka at MFS Live and his message on IG still make me feel warm and tingly inside (^^). The show was under Tsutaya Records’ special event ツタロック / TsutaRock for those who bought the ALONE single from them. OOR was scheduled for Ozzfest 2015 on 21 November. So, Taka squeezed in some time out of his busy schedule to see MFS on 19 November.

This is a photo of that Daikanyama Unit show. The concert report from Tsutaya is here.

Here is the photo that Taka uploaded to IG that night. Look at his message.

Take a closer look at what some of the Japanese fans were saying.

Isn’t it obvious that Taka is supportive of MFS and is happy for Hiro?

What I’m trying to say is the family is a lot closer than what we think or know. It might take a bit of effort to see the hints and evidences but they are there. So, it’s horribly mean and cruel to accuse the siblings of disliking each other simply on the basis that we don’t see their physical closeness.

anonymous asked:

What's the deal with the labor theory of value? I know what it is in broad strokes, but I'm not sure what to think of it. Lots of non-Marxist econ types claim it's been empirically disproved, lots of Marxist sorts swear by it, and I've had a lot of trouble finding resources that can explain this whole mess to me in a comprehensible way from either perspective. Can you point me to something that might help?

well, id start with saying that there is no single labor theory of value. there have been several, and marx’s formulation is very different than those that came before him, and for that reason, i actually try to avoid calling it a LTV (and in fact, he never refers to it as such either). part of that has to do with the fact that even if we ignore the idea of labor inputs being value determinants, as many (even followers of marx) have done, what he says about value as a social relation still holds and is very important. there is utility in the logical structure of what he’s saying even if we somehow proved the quantitative value stuff wrong. 

that being said, and this is something i brought up a few times recently, there are some economists (in particular, anwar shaikh) who have gone out of their way to show the empirical validity of marxs theory of value, so the fact that non-marxists claim its been disproven has less to do with the actual debate and more to do with pushing an ideological agenda. 

as for an explanation of marx’s value theory, i am of the opinion that the best place to get it is from marx himself, but i understand there are difficulties there. the usual complaint being that marx is too hard, although i actually believe the opposite to be true. he’s much too clear and breaks things down into a million more pieces than we often feel are necessary, which drags things out and makes us feel like we’re missing something as he repeats himself for the 50th time. regardless, following him, especially through the first few chapters, is often “arduous” (to use his word). 

anyway heres a basic rundown of marx’s argument:

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