influential person

“The Get Down has no plotline”

I haven’t even watched part 2 yet but we’re talking about a show with :

- a smart and sensitive afro latinx boy trying to navigate between his feelings and the tough act he has to put on, and having to choose between doing what he loves most (making music with his friends) and what would allow him to leave the Bronx for a better life (internships in big societies and college). He is also torn between his best friend who pushes him toward the first option, and his girlfriend who pushes him toward the latter.

- an afro latina on a journey to become a famous singer despite her abusive father and crumbling family, she learns that the business is not as it seems but she is determined to achieve her dreams.

- a black boy who’s being abused by his boss and who built this amazing, almost mythical alter ego to navigate through life. Music is what makes him want to live and he’s trying to become an incredible DJ. He’s trying to navigate between making music with his friends and becoming famous for it, and doing his boss’ dangerous and illegal work because he has no choice.

- a black boy discovering he’s bisexual and falling in love with another boy.

- the Bronx as a character in itself, with white politicians trying to “win” it to further their career while never giving a shit about the population, the only influential person trying to better the lives of the neighbourhood is a latino businessman/gangster.

- a former secret love affair between adults with a love triangle involving a woman and two brothers.

- explosive gang wars.

- and all of this happening while the main characters discover and revolutionize music and even create a whole freaking new genre.

BUT TELL ME AGAIN HOW THE GET DOWN HAS NO PLOTLINE ??? Just say you’re racist and go smh

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anonymous asked:

If you kill Leliana in Origins, does she still appear in inquisition? My friend just introduced me to Dragon Age and I was reading a walkthrough for the Urn of Sacred Ashes and I found out you could kill her. I don't want to but I'm just curious if you kill her what happens in inquisition

Spoilers inbound, for obvious reasons.

While I’ve never played a world state in which I’ve killed Leliana, I have to say that it’s turned into one of the more intriguing mysteries of the DA canon… because killing her does not stop her from appearing in DA2 and Inquisition.

In this scenario, Leliana’s next appearance is in Kirkwall. When Hawke meets her, they comment on the fact that they’d heard she was dead. Her response: “The Maker knew it was not my time. There is more for me to do in this world.” They don’t really elaborate further. Most people brushed it off as a simple retcon.

In Inquisition, when she’s in Haven praying for understanding and bitterly angry with the Maker for allowing the Conclave to happen, she explains a little more:

Leliana: Once, I was sure I died. I did die. Who else but the Maker could’ve resurrected me? But if he didn’t save me to help the Divine, then why? Why am I still alive?
Herald: Wait, you died?
Leliana: It was right there at the temple by the Urn of Sacred Ashes. We found the Urn, proved the legends were true. But the Hero of Ferelden corrupted them, and all I wanted at that moment was vengeance. It was a fight I couldn’t win, but I didn’t care. And the “hero” struck me down. I awoke later in agony. The ashes were gone. I can’t explain how I survived. 
Herald: You can’t have been raised from the dead. That’s… absolutely… just… no.
Leliana: Believe what you want. I’m still here.

Then, at the final epilogue at the very end of Trespasser, we learn what has to be the strangest piece in the Dead Leliana puzzle:

Eventually, Leliana became distant and contemplative, often secluding herself in the rookery with none but her ravens for company. One morning, the residents of Skyhold awoke to a great beating of wings and a vast cloud of ravens blotting out the sky above the fortress. Those who investigated found both the rookery and Leliana’s chambers vacant, with only a single message as explanation: “The lyrium sang thought into being. Now time is stale, and the melody is called elsewhere. Until I am needed. I am free.”

We don’t have a lot of information to really illustrate what this means - so far, this is the first concrete example we’ve seen of magical resurrection of this sort in the series. The lyrium “song” she references is present elsewhere in the canon - both Justice and Cole say that lyrium sings to them, the former saying that it does not do so in the Fade but only in the waking world. Dwarves find veins of lyrium to mine by listening to the Stone “singing”. In Asunder, Rhys says the song that he hears when entering the Fade is so strong that he feels as though he is “about to vibrate out of existence.” In The Descent, it is referred to as the “Titan’s hymn” and a titan communicates to Valta through song.

But seeing that song bring someone back from the dead? That’s new. 

It’s unclear if the Leliana we see in Inquisition is even the “real” Leliana in that worldstate or if she is something else altogether. It’s possible that she is something more akin to Cole who, before the events of Inquisition, truly believed he was the mage who died in the Spire. He had Cole’s memories, his traumas, his same grief and fear. Cole can bleed, he has a physical form that can fall in battle, so the fact that Leliana can be tortured and killed in the Dark Redcliffe Future doesn’t eliminate the possibility that this theory could be true. She could be a spirit that only thinks it’s a human woman… or she could be a magical construct that was newly created specifically to fulfill her role in this story. Of all the characters in Dragon Age, Leliana has made the most appearances throughout the narrative and arguably has had a repeated impact on the fate of the world. She helps the Warden stop the Blight, she assists the Divine in conspiring against the Templars and find a cure for Tranquility, she raids the White Spire to free the mages trapped there at the start of the Mage/Templar war, she pressures Celene into stopping the elven uprising in Halamshiral (which, in turn, places the Empress within a trap set by Gaspard that officially starts the Orlesian Civil War). She aids the Inquisitor in stopping Corypheus and can eventually become Divine - arguably the most influential person in Thedas. 

She’s had a hand in many of the major conflicts of the past decade in Thedas, having only started on this path because she dreamed the Maker had called her to it. And even if she’s killed, it still doesn’t stop her from fulfilling her role in history.

It makes me very curious who or what is exactly pulling the strings in that regard… because it certainly seems like someone or something in-world had a very specific plan in mind for Leliana. 

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-Kinetic Abilities Prompt List C Edition

Carbokinesis - Control Carbon

  • As someone who happened to buy a lot of coal, I end up with a lot of diamonds.
  • You know those carbon filters in fish tanks? I never have to change mine now. I just sort of wave the guck out? It’s an easy chore.
  • Don’t forget, there’s carbon in steel. If I take it out, this whole city’s going down.

Cardiokinesis - Control Hearts

  • I don’t know why you think this has to do with love. Hearts are organs that only pump blood. I mean, I guess if your heart beats faster, you feel like you’re in love.
  • I spent years in medical school specializing in heart surgery just so I could discretely fix people’s hearts much faster than they should be able to. But whenever anyone asks me what my secret to fast and perfect surgery is, I have to lie and it’s eating me inside.
  • I can see everyone’s relationships, but sometimes it gets really distracting. All these fibrous lines keep obscuring the cinema screen.

Caelestikinesis - Control Celestial Bodies

  • Is it weird I can tell you’re an aries? I’m getting that you’re an aries. 
  • Okay, so making the night sky spell out “will you marry me?” was awesome but I think I ruined a bunch of aliens’ homes. I really hope they don’t know I did that.
  • Being a god of the stars is generally really boring. Nothing’s ever been happening. But this little planet seems to be starting something… Better get closer to watch.

Caelumkinesis - Control the Sky

  • I can hide as anything that flies. So if you happen to see a bird in my room, don’t chase it out with a broom. 
  • If you’re going to be like that, I can make sure you always get rained on.
  • The world is so boring. I finally found out how to make dragons and I’m gonna take the initiative and just making this happen.

Chemokinesis - Control Chemical Substances

  • If it’s on the periodic table, I can mess with it. People generally aren’t ready for their oxygen to become iron.
  • The hero can’t come and vanquish me if I’ve given them depression.
  • Now that I’ve trapped you in my moat… It’s acid.

Chromokinesis - Control Colors

  • A magician’s biggest trick: Turning the entire performance center blue.
  • I have a grudge against someone who somehow muscled their way into my personal art show. I’ll makes sure they never see color ever again.
  • So I can fly… But it’s very… Flashy. Yeah, it’s a rainbow.

Chronokinesis - Control Time

  • So, even if I manipulate time, I can’t manipulate space. And Earth moves, so… I kind of killed most of the population. They’re either in space or the mantle. 
  • I’ve been stealing time from everyone and it’s all stored deep underground.
  • I’ve tricked a constuction crew through a time-portal and now they’re building me a castle in 16th century France. I’ll be king and my castle will never fall.

Cibumkinesis - Control Food

  • You don’t even know how much pretentious people like to eat my ‘innovative’ foodstuffs. Milk jerky is as weird as it sounds and only comes in 2%
  • I’ll win every cooking competition, no matter how much I mess up. 
  • May your harvest be blighted and your water poisoned. Think twice before crossing me again.

Cthonikinesis - Control Nether

  • Powers adapt to new meanings for the word. I’m gonna send you to minecraft hell.
  • Your nether regions are so fucked.
  • How do you feel, facing your own late father in battle?

Cukinesis - Control Copper

  • When NYC falls into peril again, someone with the ability to manipulate copper calls upon the ultimate defense… The statue of liberty.
  • Yeah I can make a shield, but it’s gonna be copper. Sorry I can’t do anything else. 
  • I’ve gotten into the habit of driving by old neighborhoods and making all the copper wiring and pipes be sucked into my truck. It’s only slightly villainous. 

Cogitokinesis - Control Thought

  • If you’re going to be so angry about my favorite song, enjoy it in your head forever.
  • I make quite the racket erasing unwanted thoughts. Where those thoughts go though is only for me to worry about. 
  • My robots seem too mechanical. I should steal someone’s thoughts to give them a bit of personality. 

Cognikinesis - Control Perspectives

  • Most of the time I just force video games to let me play first person, I’m not sure what you expected.Forcing people to look at what they’ve become is a lot like judgement day.
  • When people make me upset, I like to make them see my actual point of view. 
  • It doesn’t matter how far away something is, if I can see it, I can touch it.

Comakinesis - Control Hair

  • My stage production of rapunzel is the best in the world. How I found a continuous 20 foot braid is anyone’s best guess. I’ll never tell.
  • I’ve created a new breed of naturally pink poodles. I’ll be in the lap of luxury for all my days.
  • No I only have one of these wool sweaters. I can just change it’s color because it’s technically hair.

Combokinesis - Control Combat

  • Any battle goes may way, from a simple argument to an election. I’ve become the most influential person in the world.
  • My personal feelings are always above any actual evidence of winning, so seeing that I may be wrong is terrifying. What if I was wrong before?
  • Now that you’ve shown me what your attack will be, let me eliminate that possibility.

Coronakinesis - Control Corona Energy

  • Yes, it’s basically like that one godzilla. No, I’m not secretly the kid of godzilla. 
  • You think you’ve seen global warming? You’ve seen nothing yet. 
  • Stars tend to move with their corona, so don’t mind the new stars. They were already there before.

Corrokinesis - Control the Power of Corruption

  • I really don’t like corruption, so I keep combing the internet for instances of corruption to take it out, hitman style.
  • I’ve condensed corruption into these special bullets. I want you to shoot all this list, no matter how nice you think they are.
  • Wait, I can basically make this into a hell-dimension? Awesome. Sin for everyone.

Cryokinesis - Control Ice

  • If you keep annoying me all the liquid in your body is gonna freeze.
  • I’ve got the polar ice caps fixed, Antartica is looking good, and I’ve got enough snow cones today’s day at the park. 
  • You’ve gotta believe me, officer! The icicle just plain fell on them! It skewered them!

Crystallokinesis - Control Minerals and Crystals

  • My modern witchcraft store is stocked full with crystals and stones. And it’s all homemade.
  • If I really tried, I could get my crystal healing techniques to go towards a doctorate.
  • You picked the wrong mineshaft to battle me in. You’be basically given me the battle. 

Cytokinesis - Control Cells of Organisms

  • My friend wanted to be a cryptid so we brainstormed for a while and they decided on their form. We still chat when I’m in town.
  • Even if I’m terminal, I can just fix it. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be allowed to fix you too.
  • Changing what shape my cells take is the ultimate camouflage. No one suspects the dog.

Percy/Vex could so easily have fallen prey to the trope of a civilized man taming the wild woman. In fact, so could Vax/Keyleth; Vax is a bit bohemian, but Keyleth is an outright force of nature. Instead, both men celebrate their SO’s skill and power. Percy engineers items that only Vex can use, then elevates Vex to a prestigious social rank that will garner her more respect than her predecessor based on her abilities. Vax gets outright sprung at Keyleth’s every display of power, and wants nothing more than to live in the city where she is the most influential person.

Really no point to this. I just live for these kinds of het couples.

anonymous asked:

You really like Tony Stark? I know you like Bucky and Steve so why do you like Tony? He tried to kill both of them? (I am not a troll I'm just interested in your opinion)

Also can you explain why you like him? thanks!

Oh man I love Tony. Iron Man is what first got me so obsessed in the Marvel/DC superhero genre, so I treasure him a lot. Bucky is my number 1 and I like Steve too, I just happen to like Tony more. 

I think everybody in the mcu has made mistakes and made bad judgement calls but for some reason Tony is one of the characters where people feel the need to blame every single bad thing that happens on him. Worst of all he blames himself too. There have been so many characters that have made mistakes and been able to redeem themselves, some haven’t been held accountable at all, and for some reason none of the good things Tony has done outweigh his mistakes. Most of the problems arise from his desire to help people in the first place.

 At first his sarcasm and quirks where a lovable character trait and as time went by they stopped being funny and started being the result of an untreated mental illness, and people went from loving him to blaming him, because he acts out of fear and anxiety which is something other characters continuously take advantage of.

Shield takes advantage of Tony’s dependence on the Avengers, because let’s face it without Tony’s funding, his innovation and everything he does, there would be no Avengers. Not that that matters of course because nobody ever gives him credit for anything. Steve plunges into the ocean to save a city full of people and he’s hailed a hero. Tony does the nearly exact same thing and he’s taken for granted. Both heroic acts but the characters are treated vastly different. 

The entirety of the mcu rests on it’s neglect of Tony Stark and their continuous insistence on making him miserable. Without Tony’s continuous shitty treatment, they wouldn’t have any consistent storyline for the avengers. 

Tony ultimately has no support system. He has the Avengers a family which he cherishes but ultimately they don’t have time for him. (added: support such as Pepper, is one he’s for no reason in particular deprived of. It’s pretty clear that they will get back together but for Civil War he’s deprived of the most influential person in his life, for the sake of angst. Rhodey is a good friend but also has responsibilities of his own and after his injury in Civil War the focus in their relationship will be leaning towards him and his recovery [as it should]. So it’s less about how his friends fail him, but how the plot deprives him of the thing’s he cares about, mostly for no good reason. Due to this Tony is often left out of the equation and his feeling are pushed aside, in favor of the problems at hand)

Bruce is always pretty much looked after. People are wary of him, they feel sorry for him, Natasha becomes his personal nanny/LI for an entire movie. But at the end of Iron Man 3, Bruce can’t be bothered to listen to Tony talk about his feeling’s and everything that’s happened throughout the movie, and Bruce actually FALLS ASLEEP. 

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Can we appreciate that Bruce has attempted suicide, is traumatized by his experience, feels guilty for the Hulks destruction, want’s to help people and live in peace and yet can’t be bothered to listen to a highly traumatized friend in need. A person he on many levels can relate intimately too. 

In fact it’s not that he just doesn’t pay attention, Tony is so irrelevant to him that he falls asleep. Tony’s a pretty shut off person. He cares so much that  he’s needs to close himself off so that he can function. So he only has a few people he would ever really open up too and when he finally want’s to talk to someone to be comforted, his friend falls asleep. With the excuse. “I’m not a therapist.” You don’t need to be a fucking therapist to listen to a friend in need. Tony doesn’t want to be psychoanalyzed. He want’s someone to listen, someone to care about him.  The worst thing is after he realizes Bruce is asleep and wasn’t listening, you can see the shift in his expression. He immediately closes himself off, makes a joke out of it, as if it doesn’t bother him. But it does. 

Originally posted by dailymarvel

I hate this scene because it represents pretty much everything I hate about how people treat Tony. (added: I don’t want Steve stans to go off on me here so what I mean is that this scene isn’t too terrible but it’s representative of how people think of Tony and how they treat him.) As if his accomplishment’s are worthless. As if he hasn’t struggled, faced loss, as if he isn’t one of the smartest people on the planet. They make assumptions about him. Steve should know better than anyone that it’s not the serum, or the armor that makes the man. It’s the person underneath. He himself faced people that doubted him all his life, because he wasn’t as strong, wasn’t as capable, they didn’t care about his heart. Just like in this scene where he assumes things about Tony without knowing him. Just like people did to him, in enlistment offices, in school, throughout his entire life.

Not to mention Steve is trying to start a fight here. He’s trying to put Tony down, wants to fight him. To prove that he’s better than him.

Iron Man is Tony Stark and Tony Stark is Iron Man. Iron Man couldn’t be a hero without Tony Stark, and Tony Stark needs Iron Man to be a hero. 

Basically I love Tony Stark  I want people to realize how hard he works, what he’s sacrificed, and that if you strip away the suit, what left underneath is just as brave, kind, strong and courageous.

I want people to stop treating a good man like a villain.

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“I knew nothing about football before knowing Cruyff. I thought I knew about football but when I started to work with him a new world appeared in front of me. Not just me – but a whole generation of players. Johan helped us understand the game. Football is the most difficult game in the world because it is open and every situation is completely different and you have to make decisions minute by minute. But I was a lucky guy. I am sitting here now because I met him. If not for him it would not have been possible. He was the most influential person in football history. He changed not one club. He changed two clubs – as a player and a coach. It’s impossible to find another guy like this. OK, he did it at Ajax and they won the European Cup when Michels was there – but the player was Johan. After that he was a coach there and then he came to Barcelona. It was a big club but it didn’t have a specific football culture. We had one Argentina coach who played an Argentinian style, then came a German coach who played a German style. But then Johan arrived and he said: ‘Guys, now we play this way.’When I was there you see seven‑year-old kids doing the same training session, with the same patterns, as the first team. He created something from nothing and you have to have a lot of charisma and personality.”- Pep Guardiola

Rest in peace Hendrik Johannes “Johan” Cruijff ( 25 April 1947 - 24 March 2016 )

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Originally posted by b-l-u-e-l-u-n-g-s

Words: 2015

Archie Andrews x Reader

Requested by Anonymous: Can you do an imagine with Archie where the reader gets pregnant but with everything going on she decides to leave Riverdale, without telling Archie anything, and when things finally quiet down she comes back with the baby and Archie freaks out they make up and it’s cute?

Note: Whoever requested this, I’m so glad you did! Anytime I get to write happy Archie stuff, I will gladly take the opportunity. It’s a little sappy, but I  hope this is what you were looking for.


You had held the pregnancy test in your shaking hands, unable to breathe. Positive. No. It couldn’t be. You couldn’t be… pregnant. Riverdale wasn’t safe anymore, especially not for a baby. Archie’s dad was in the hospital, people were still recovering from Jason’s murder, Riverdale wasn’t the innocent town that you had grown to love. It was dark and full of secrets, and with Hiram getting out of prison, who knew what kind of mayhem they would have to face.

That’s why you made the decision to leave. As much as it hurt to say goodbye to everything you knew, it was the only option to keep your child safe. But there was one thing that hurt the most. Archie. How could you leave him now that his dad was in the hospital and he needed you more than ever. If you told him about the baby, he would tell you to stay, that you could figure it out together. How you wished that was true.

You knew that you wouldn’t be able to make it on your own. You had no family, no money, and nowhere to go. Taking a deep breath, you waited in a booth at Pop’s for the person you knew you could trust. Veronica slid into the seat in front of you.

“What’s going on? Are you okay? You said you needed my help.” She rambled, looking at you as if you were going to shatter at any second. It felt like you might.

“I have to leave Riverdale.” You blurted. Her eyes grew wide.

“What? Why?” She moved around the table so she was sitting next to year, holding your face in her hands. “Did something happen.” You looked down at your lap and nodded.

“Vee I’m…” You sucked in a breath. “I’m pregnant.” Her jaw dropped and she covered her mouth with her hand.

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For reference purposes; hot older Mike and Chuck for the hot older boyfriend-swap fic haha

Mike’s jacket wore out and ended up unwearable a long time ago, but the new Pan-Detroit Security/Liason Taskforce uniform is very much based off of the design. UwU

101 Thought Provoking Questions

1. Do you like who you are?

2. What would people say about you at your funeral?

3. What would you regret not doing in your life?

4. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard someone say?

5. What lessons in life did you learn to hard way?

6. How often do your biggest worries and fears come true?

7. If you had one year left to live, what would you try to achieve?

8. Do you serve money or does money serve you?

9. Are you afraid of being your true self around others? Why?

10. What are you grateful for?

11. Have you done anything you are proud of lately?

12. Have you made any recent acts of kindness?

13. If you knew that you would die tomorrow, what questions would you ask yourself?

14. If your biggest fears came true, would it matter in five years from now?

15. How would you describe yourself?

16. Do you take people’s advice?

17. Do you get quickly offended?

18. Do you consider yourself to be a likable person?

19. ‘We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give’ – What does this mean to you?

20. Are you enriching the lives of others?

21. Are you living a meaningful life?

22. What makes a meaningful life?

23. Would you ever give up your life to save another?

24. How much would you be willing to sacrifice for people in poverty?

25. If you could live one day over and over again, what would you choose to do?

26. Do you think you are important and worthy of affection and love?

27. What would make you feel more worthy? What do you believe needs to be different about you?

28. What brings you down the most often?

29. Would you rather work less (and do the things you enjoy) and have less money?

30. Where do you find peace?

31. What is the most important quality you look for in another person?

32. What is your biggest dream in life?

33. What is your biggest fear?

34. How would the world be different if you had never been born?

35. What life lessons do you wish you knew 10 years ago?

36. If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

37. If your life was a movie, what would the title be?

38. If your life was a movie, would you enjoy watching it?

39. What does success mean to you?

40. If you could be a different person, who would you be?

41. What was the best day of your life? Why?

42. What do you look forward to most in life?

43. What bad habits do you want to ditch?

44. Who do you look up to and why?

45. Do you know your partners love language?

46. Do the people you love most know how much you love them?

47. Are you satisfied with the depth of your relationships?

48. What do you owe yourself?

49. Based on your current day-to-day life, what do you expect to achieve in 5 years from now?

50. Do you say ‘yes’ too often when you really want to say ‘no’? Why?

51. What did you learn yesterday?

52. What do you like about yourself?

53. Would you consider yourself to be a generous person?

54. Do you really listen when people talk to you?

55. What is the number one change you need to make in your life this year?

56. How many hours per week do you spend on the internet?

57. What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?

58. Do you think it’s too late to do certain things in your life? Why?

59. If you could be the most influential person in the world, what would you change?

60. How much time do you spend with your family and friends?

61. Where do you want to be in 5 years from now?

62. Is your life complicated by unnecessary things?

63. How can you simplify your life and focus on the most important things to you?

64. What stresses you out?

65. What makes life easier?

66. How often do you give without expecting anything in return?

67. What is your greatest challenge?

68. What is most important to you in life? Are you giving it the time it deserves?

69. If you could send a message to the world, what would you say in 30 seconds?

70. What do you most regret never telling someone?

71. When was the last time you tried something new?

72. Are you afraid to speak your own opinion?

73. Do you give into others too often and feel resentful because of it?

74. Are you holding onto something that you need to put behind you?

75. How often do you let your fears hold you back?

76. Do the people in your life bring the best out of you?

77. How often do you make excuses?

78. What is one mistake that you will never do again?

79. Which is worse, failing or never giving it a shot?

80. What has grown you the most as a person – your challenges and trials or the comfortable yet enjoyable moments in life?

81. If you could choose to have no more challenges or obstacles in life, would you?

82. In one word, what is standing between you and your biggest goal?

83. How often do you go to bed feeling angry?

84. Would it be wrong to steal in order to feed a starving child?

85. If you paid more attention to the sad things in this world, would you feel more conflicted about it?

86. If we learn from our failures, then why is it so bad to fail?

87. What could you pay more attention to in life?

88. Why do we think of others the most when they’re no longer around?

89. What does it look like to make the most of your life?

90. What have you given up on?

91. How many people do you truly love and what are you doing for them?

92. Do you ask enough questions, or are you happy to settle for what you already know?

93. What were you doing when you last lost track of time?

94. Do you think you would be happy if you never had to work again?

95. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

96. If you could ask for one wish, what would it be?

97. What inspires you in life?

98. What can you not live without the most?

99. What do you enjoy doing over and over again?

100. When did you last laugh so much it hurt?

101. What is stopping you from living the life you want to live?

Shiki on Izaya Orihara

Interlude The Man Izaya Orihara ②

Izaya Orihara you say?

That is quite the nostalgic name.

An informant….huh. Well, you’re not wrong.

Indeed, he was famous in Tokyo as an informant.

To the end, he partially was anyway.

I also came to not be able to face the world, but for that kind of human, he was quite an interesting existence. At the same time, he was also unpleasant.

Seriously, where does he get that kind of information?

He was the guy who held plenty of information that makes you wonder ‘why do you know that?’ whether it would be the secret ledgers of a pharmaceutical company, information on the plans of an acquisition of property happening in the shadows of the town, or to even know the whereabouts of a guy who took and ran away with money from an organization.

Of course, it is not odd for it to have been erased.

We were given quite a bit of that kind of information, but also on the contrary, the informant Izaya Orihara probably also knows too much about us….at least I have that suspicion.

Well, I was almost convinced it was a suspicion. So furthermore, I used him as an informant.

We also planned to erase him if he moved even a little into a hindering direction for us.

Well, before that could happen he ended up disappearing from Tokyo.

I thought surely he died by the side of the road somewhere, but for someone like you to appear before me asking about him it seems he’s alive somewhere.

And on top of that, he seems to be making trouble like always.

Yes, trouble. He’s just trouble. We made deals, but what he has done is not business. It’s just play.

What he does cannot be called business.

No, I’m not saying that with an ill meaning.

If it was business, then that distortion was certainly born, and with that there’s no way you could allow that standing as an informant to allow him to do as he pleases.

He would disappear almost immediately or become exclusive to a powerful organization somewhere. Or he would have no other path than to switch over to a sound business with more standardized criterion like a detective agency.

Well, leaving that aside…..if I can say one word about Izaya Orihara…….he’s a kid.

He’s just a kid.

He is certainly intelligent and has skills.

But no matter how quick-witted he is, his heart is about that of a middle schooler or high schooler.

His genius and his heart are not being kept at balance.

A guy with the boxing talent that could as well be called the highest peak for humans is someone who would not aim for the world championship but say, “if I can hit the prime minister or president with these fists then world conquest is not a dream.”

This might be an extreme example, but that’s really the kind of man he is.

You may think this is a funny story, and maybe it actually is.

…..For watching the fire on the opposite side of the shore [1] from far away anyway.

Please think of this.

If we went with the previous boxing example….

If someone says on TV ‘I’ll even punch the American President,’ he would probably just become a target of sheer ridicule, no one knowing if he is serious or joking.

However, if that fist turns towards you, what would you do?

If the fist of the world championship came punching at you saying ‘I don’t like your face, so I’m going to overcome your existence. A first step for world conquest,’ would you still be able to laugh?

If you laugh without realizing it until your face caves in that’s a huge exaggeration. If you laugh as you are punched to the brink of death that is another kind of lunatic.

Well, the one who is able to laugh is an influential person able to choose counters to those punches.

Actually, if there is a human with greater abilities in information gathering than Izaya Orihara and can suppress all his actions you probably could laugh and watch even if you got dragged into his meddling.

If there is that kind of human, you wouldn’t want to approach him much anyway.

Hearing that, have you become relieved?

Or have you become weary?

If you were relieved knowing he’s a kid on the inside, that’s a huge mistake.

A kid with power is the most dangerous.

Somehow it is often said it is like a sharp blade, but can you imagine what trouble a kid drunk on himself can cause if he has a gun or a Japanese blade?

Brakes would not work.

And information is more dangerous than a Japanese sword or handgun.

It’s because it is like a poison. It strikes when you are not paying attention….it’s not even a joke.

…..Although, is that the case?

Izaya Orihara has lived?

If you meet with him, please tell him this.

I will overlook everything until this point.

So, don’t get involved with Ikebukuro again.

You also should better leave town immediately if you can.

Before the kids spread out poison in your precious town.

-A certain place in Tokyo, a member of a crime organization

Extracted from person S’s testimony


Translation Notes:

1. I tried to work the English equivalent phrase into it (actually a few), but I was overall not satisfied. I still think the original, literal meaning of the Japanese phrase “a fire on the opposite shore” can be understood. It’s English equivalent is along the lines of “no skin off my nose” or “somebody else’s problem.”

2. I should clarify that the last two lines sound like Shiki is addressing the interviewer instead of Izaya at that point.

(please make this canon)
  • Can I have cocky Bakugou knowing that he’s fucking hot, and everyone hates him because he’s right 
  • Can I have Midoriya with large glasses with the cutest little wrinkle on his nose when he concentrates so hard that the glasses just slip right off his face and fall onto his book. Can I have him sigh in frustration but this time propping it up with his hand and burying it in his green hair that is also falling on his face ( he needed the glasses because he ruined his eyes from staying up too late reading and texting his friends about homework)
  • Can I have Iida gathering a workout squad (in UA dorms) that wake up at sunset to run around on the grounds if it’s nice, or in the gym, and he always plans out what they’d be focusing on so that they could all become better (and while Bakugou says it’s a burden to be around them, he still helps out)
  • Can I have Ochako and Kouda baking cookies in the oven, which brings everyone downstairs, because fuck does that smell like heaven
  • Can I have passive-aggressive caring Bakugou yelling at everyone to take care of themselves in a very angry but comical way
  • Can I have Midoriya going door-to-door to wake up anyone who had accidentally slept in after a long night of studying and homework
  • Can I have Shouji being a handyman of sorts because he’s just so damn good at using all of his arms, and everyone kind of just stares at him in awe when he changes the batteries to the fire alarm
  • Can I have Tsuyu bringing in plants that her parents and her siblings bought her, and the collection of plants getting so big in the common room that Aizawa just tells her to put up a garden on the roof of UA
  • Can I have platonic Todoroki and Momo creating an electric piano, so that while everyone is there, they play some classical music. Can I have the other students requesting songs of all types, like classical to pop to jazz, and the rooms are always filled with music and life.
  • Can I have photographer!Tooru, because while she can’t be seen and has given up on being in the pictures, she wants to take pictures of these moments with her friends and immortalize them on film. Can I have all the 1A students flocking her for a paper copy of the photos so that they can put it in their room, which eventually leads to just the photos being hung on the hallway walls
  • Can I have artist!Jirou, where she decides that her room needs a change and she paints a beautiful mural of the galaxy, and everyone freaks out when they realize that she used glow in the dark paint and it shines at night
  • Can I have an insomniac Tokoyami who spends most of his time at night looking at conspiracy theories and unsolved crimes (aye Buzzfeed Unsolved anybody?)
  • Can I have Bakusquad creating a video journal recording every day in the dorms with their friends, and it’s just a chaotic, good time
  • Can I have all the girls parading around the halls and the common room, holding a fashion show using both Aoyama and Momo’s closets to take clothes from.
  • Can I have Aoyama being the first to march around with a boa around his neck and sunglasses on his face as he directs the entire show
  • Can I have 1A having these huge movie nights and when All Might and Aizawa walk in to check on them inside of the common room and just see piles on piles of blankets and pillows scattered on the floor and on the couches as the class snores on, and so they just smile, shake their head, and vow to scold them in the morning (but spoiler alert: it never happens)
  • Can I have them watching crappy movies like Sharknado (along with other B-Grade movies) just because they like to laugh at how dumb it is. Can I have them also watching Marvel and DC as they all point out all the quirks that they would totally love to see in action. Can I have them shrieking when they find out that the newest releases stream on their tv too.
  • Can I have Sero being unexpectedly good at knitting, so Momo buys yarn and has her parents send her a package for Sero to make blankets, sweaters, hats, scarves, book bags and whatnot when 1A orders from him
  • Can I have Midoriya being a diplomat between 1A and 1B, and Kendou can’t help but smile at how earnest he is about trying to get everyone to cooperate with each other. Can I have Shinsou, who is a pretty influential person when he chooses to speak out, supports him wholeheartedly (although he was pretty skeptical about it at first)
  • Can I have Monoma frothing at the mouth when Midoriya invites them into 1A’s common room for baked goods (that the entire 1A worked on together to make peace, and even Bakugou was dragged in, grumbling the entire time). Can I have Monoma saying that “of course 1A has everything they want” and Testsutetsu walking up with a cookie stuffed in his mouth saying that their common rooms were the exact same, but the only reason they hadn’t decorated was because of how clumsy Monoma was (he blushes and runs away)
  • Can I have all the boys wearing glasses, because fuck, they would look super hot. Like damn
  • Can I have Kirishima and Kaminari pranking Mineta by sneakily taking the grape balls and tell Mineta that he’s going bald. Can I have Mineta moping around in his room saying that he’s never going to get a girl (in which Todoroki mumbles “not like you had huge chances in the first place) and Momo and Ochako eventually coming in and comforting him. (Mineta takes advantage of this and takes in the boob in his face hug)
  • Can I have Mario Kart tournaments every Thursday after classes and it just turns into a full-out war with everyone doing 1 vs 1 tournament style matches until a true champion can be crowned. Can I have them comically screaming at the screen and creating alliances. Can I have Bakugou being in denial when Midoriya ends up winning the first time they do it, and resolves to beat him the next time around (training at night for a straight week), which ends up paying off (while everyone just panics when the explosions starts)
  • Can I have sassy Todoroki and Bakugou getting into these dumb little contests as everyone cheers them on, because who said that there was a need to be a bigger person in these situations
  • Can I have Ojiro and Koda staring at all these crazy things that 1A does and wonder how exactly they got their in the first place (although they’re quite glad)
  • Can I have rare outings where the teacher accompany the class to a voted destination, whether it be the movie theater, or the mall, or the amusement park and even a beach, and while it’s super rare, even the teacher want to break out of the cage called UA
  • Can I have the Bakugou/Midoriya grudge grow into something more than the extreme rivalry. Can I have them become less of a dangerous chemical match that should never be together, but instead become a catalyst for something so much greater 
  • Can I have new friendships and tighter bonds as they grow into the role that they fit into within society and school
  • Can I have 1A just being so supportive of each other, and maturing into people that will and deserve to be the next generation of heroes


Can I have these students be the teenagers that they are and take a break from all the things that have been falling apart in their world. 

Can I have them happy, and carefree, and be able to smile, without worrying about their friends being kidnapped, or villains attacking their loved ones and innocent people, and to be able to have those moments that make them feel normal (and not in the ‘boring’ way). Sometimes even the extraordinary becomes restricting. 

Can I have them be able to taste the sweetness of ice cream before they need to spit out the taste of metallic blood from their mouth. 

Can I have the perfect, but short moments, where the pressure of being a hero can be ignored, just enough so that they can appreciate the time before they are thrust into a world full of terrible monsters and scarier situations where there are dead bodies on the streets and destruction is rampant. 

Can I have these beautiful, wonderful students not need to wake up with crippling nightmares and debilitating fears that may scar and follow them right from the get-go in their first year. 

Can I watch these students grow up and still have faith in the world and what it has to offer, even as they fight on the front lines and their own brain may chant that it is hopeless to wish for peace in this world.




But then again- you don’t always get what you want.

honeybear1124  asked:

In your opinion what's the most influential house?

over our personality? probably the 4th house because it’s where we come from, the ‘tap root’ of the personality as rudhyar calls it, the seeds that we bloomed from, the containment of all ancestral energies and guidance of the spirit guide, Liz Greene writes it better than me, ‘The influence of this house lies like a great moving subterranean river beneath the surface of the later personality which is developed in accord with the Sun and Ascendant; and this river may be powerful enough to dominate the behaviour without being seen.“

-C.

“(Right) Here’s a thought I’ve been having lately. When I was young, I thought my parents were people who protected me. So when my parents said, ‘We think you should do something like this,’ I usually followed their ideas. The moment came when they started asking me ‘How would you like to do it?’ and eventually they started saying “What do you think I should do?’ I have some mixed feelings about this change. At times, I realize that my parents can’t provide a sanctuary for me anymore, but then, this also means that I’m becoming a more influential person.”

“(오른쪽) 저는 요새 그런 걸 많이 느껴요. 어릴 때는 부모님이 나를 보호해주는 사람이라고 생각하잖아요. 그래서 부모님이 ‘이렇게 했음 좋겠다’라고 하면 그걸 따르는 편이었다면, 어느 순간이 지나서는 저한테 ‘너는 어떻게 하고 싶니?’ 물어보기 시작하시고, 어느 순간이 더 지나면 역으로 ‘나는 어떻게 했으면 좋겠니’ 까지도 물어보시는 거죠. 복잡 미묘한 생각이 들어요. 그게 ‘아, 이제 부모님이 옛날처럼 그런 울타리 같은 존재는 아니구나.’ 싶다가도 ‘내가 그만큼 중요한 사람이 되고 있구나’ 하는 생각도 드니까요.”

What high school students SHOULD be taught in their history classes

You want to get students actually interested in history? Through a subject that has badass men AND women?

Then the Golden Age of Piracy should be taught in high school. Consider the sheer amount of material you have to work with.

There’s so much here. Blackbeard, whose last stand saw him shot five times, stabbed or cut twenty, and beheaded to prove he had actually died. Benjamin Hornigold, who actually became a pirate hunter after his years as one of them and was ordered to hunt down former friends.

But I want to talk in-depth about the two pirates who always get left out and I didn’t even learn existed until college: Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Oh, what’s that? You didn’t know there were female pirates? WELL PREPARE FOR BADASSERY.

Anne Bonny was an Irish woman who was heir to a fairly sizable fortune, but left that life behind when she was disowned by her father for her temper as fiery as her hair and repeated acts of rebellion. Some stories say she stabbed a servant girl with a table knife when she was 13.

So she traveled to the Bahamas, where she hooked up (literally and figuratively) with Calico Jack, divorced her boring sailor husband, and sailed with her new pirate lover/husband. As a full-fledged pirate herself, albeit disguised as a man.

Mary Read was an illegitimate child whose mother began disguising her as a boy after her half-brother died. She continued on with this ruse for most of her life, and eventually joined Calico Jack’s crew as well, where she eventually revealed herself to be a woman because, get this, Anne confessed to Mary that she was a woman because she was attracted to Mary. Who then revealed she was also a woman.

Now for the best part.

When the British Navy eventually caught up to Jack’s ship, all the men hid below deck because they were hungover from a night of wild partying.

BUT NOT ANNE AND MARY.

Those two were the only ones who fought against the British. They were captured and tried for piracy, but got out of being hanged by pleading their bellies, which was a legal loophole that allowed pregnant women to put off their trials until they had their babies.

Mary died in prison of a fever, but Anne escaped prison (allegedly through her estranged father’s influence), and all records of her later life are nonexistent.

HOWEVER, Anne supposedly got to say goodbye to Jack before he was executed. Her lover. Her husband. The man she sailed with as a pirate. And her last words to this influential person in her life?

“I’m sorry to see you here, Jack. But if you’d fought like a man, you needn’t be hanged like a dog.”

FUCKING PIRATES, MAN.