instrument of justice

  • Me: i need to cry non-stop for a while over ships, and dead characters.
  • Rational Part of my Brain: Are you sure that's socially acceptable at this hour?
  • Me: ...
  • Me: Fuck it, it's 1 o'clock in the morning somewhere.
Malec | All Kisses-Slow Motion
all malec kisses 'til 2x10 Music: Ella Mae Bowen - Holding out for a hero !Disclaimer: I do not own any of the footage used for this fan-video!

Terezi Pyrope
* 20 years old
* American
* Sound witch / psionic
Danger level: 7
Terezi wasn’t much of a powerful witch when she first found out about her powers, but had a certain predisposition towards divination nonetheless - she mostly developed her psychic powers thanks to vibrations’ perception.
She lost her sight during a strife with Gamzee, though she’s still not sure he was actually the one who blinded her; after her incident she became more receptive to vibrations around her, getting to hear even the sound of silence in the end. This peculiar capacity, together with her psychic powers, guarantees her a great potential as mind manipulator, letting her know his opponent’s moves before they actually make them. She has gathered quite a name because of that. She often likes to “play judge” with her adversaries, asking questions she already knows the answer to.
Her aggressiveness is never unmotivated - she tends to engage fights in young neophytes’ defense “in the name of Justice”
* sniffing things/people
* Playing different instruments
* Painting
* Stealing Sollux clothes
Karkat Vantas
* 19 years old
* American / Jewish
* Kitchen witch / potion master
Danger level : 3 (mostly supporter)
He descends from a powerful witch bloodline, but didn’t have much fortune despite that. He inherited a quite low magical potential, so he focuses his powers in the kitchen where he seems to unload the majority of his emotions, anger particularly. An expert in enchanting ordinary objects, he developed his capacities through studies and experimentation.
He’s also quite dedicated to potions and filters, which he sells through Sollux’s crystal shop to the witches who need it (Terezi helps them recognize the “true” witches) or offers to Kanaya’s homemade ambulatory; selling his potions to the wrong people has often caused him troubles, to the point that he has, more often than not, to wear some charmed crystal to protect himself from unsatisfied witches. Once he sold to Eridan a bag of tea instead of a love elixir by error.
* baking
* Messing up places and rooms (expecially kanaya’s place)
* Yelling at his magical oven
* collecting books
* Experiments


Martha Nussbaum, on the role of anger in public life. 

Aeschylus shows us [in “The Eumenides”] that political justice doesn’t just put a cage around resentment, it fundamentally needs to transform it from something barely human, obsessive, bloodthirsty; to something human, accepting of reasons, calm, deliberate, constructive, measured, something that protects life rather than threatening it. The indignation that inhabits just institutions is not an angry sentiment at all: it’s a measured judgement in defense of life. The Furies are still needed because this is an imperfect world and there will always be crimes to deal with, but they are not wanted or needed in their original shape and form. Indeed, they are not their old selves at all. They’ve become instruments of justice and utility.

I’m really excited to get to see her talk about this later this afternoon.

Tolkien Characters as Orchestral Instruments
  • Strings: Elves (everyone else thinks they're divas but they are an integral part of an orchestra, whilst being able to stand alone).
  • Violin 1: Arwen (shines brightly over the orchestra)
  • Violin 2: Legolas (in the texture, hard-working and when accompanying, bouncing off the beats from the double bass...)
  • Viola: Elrond (in the heart of the sound, making everyone else sound amazing)
  • Cello: Aragorn (supportive role for the entire orchestra with occasional beautiful melodies that everyone wants to listen to)
  • Double Bass: Gimli(the percussion section of the strings, plodding along-also, imagine a dwarf playing the double bass xD)
  • Harp: Galadriel (not always there but when she is, you listen)
  • Woodwind: Hobbits and beings close to nature (not as in the limelight as strings/brass but they have very important solos that shape the mood of a piece)
  • Flute: Frodo (not the most obvious soloist but comes out of the texture with important melodies)
  • Piccolo: Merry & Pippin (supports the flute but sometimes is just a little too loud over the orchestra)
  • Oboe: Bilbo (Boboe :P) (tunes the orchestra-effectively starts the orchestra off; quirky with very occasional solos but usually in the background)
  • Cor anglais: Gollum (darker than the oboe, with haunting laments as solos but does not come out of the texture often)
  • Clarinet: Sam (literally sitting behind the flute, carrying the harmony as the melody from other instruments projects)
  • Bassoon: Radagast (can sound eerie or weirdly beautiful, usually supporting the woodwind and underpinning the bass line of the orchestra)
  • Bass clarinet: Fatty Bolger (not always aware that they are playing but a very necessary extension of the clarinet)
  • Brass: Men (loud and important)
  • Trumpet: Boromir (unapologetic and bold)
  • Trombone: Théoden (important but not as willing to be in the limelight)
  • Bass Trombone: Éomer (occasionally forgotten about but adds richness and depth to the section)
  • Tuba: Denathor II(underpins the section so has the power to mess up the section the orchestra, whilst not being immediately noticeable)
  • French horn: Éowyn and Faramir (sat on the other side of the orchestra from the brass, next to the woodwind and can support both sections; it doesn't solo often but when it does, no other instrument could do it justice)
  • Percussion: Dwarves (more in the background and doesn't usually team up with other sections but integral and will come to the forefront if necessary)
  • Timpani: Thorin (arguably most important percussion instrument for an orchestra)
  • Cymbals: Fíli & Kíli (loud, brash and sometimes exactly what you need)
  • Claves: Bifur (not easy to pick out of the sounds and just involves whacking)
  • Gong: Bombur (big, round and loud)
  • Tubular bells/chimes: Bofur (instrument with pitch but does own thing)
  • Xylophone/Marimba/Vibraphone: Balin (arguably most difficult/complicated instrument)
  • Bass drum: Dwalin (big and strong support)
  • Guiro: Nori (he is sneaky and you don't know he's there and nobody knows the name of this instrument, even though everyone likes it)
  • Castanets: Dori (he's fussy, prim and sharp)
  • Triangle: Ori (bright tone, trying to be a cymbal and highlights important moments)
  • Cowbell: Óin (shouts over the orchestra and his ear-trumpet looks a bit like one)
  • Tambourine: Glóin (a support to the section and sounds a bit like money, as he was the money keeper)
  • Misfits:
  • Recorder: Treebeard (was once very important but now does not fit into the orchestra unless very old music is being played)
  • Composer/bagpipes: Tom Bombadil (you could just imagine him coming on stage saying 'yeah this is my piece, I'm gonna improvise on the bagpipes')
  • Saxophone: Saruman (very charismatic, alone or with the support of brass but is out of place in the orchestra and can cause a disturbance in the texture)

aquantumwaffle  asked:

after racking my brain I remember I disliked Napoleon's treatment of Venice, actually just generally the French treatment of the Venetian Republic. Thinkers like Rousseau frequently maligned the "shady doings" of the Council of Ten, when in fact it functioned as a fair and much liked instrument of justice. Napoleon himself screamed his head off about the supposed treachery of the Republic before taking over the city and ending Venice as a political entity. book = Venice: A New History by Madden

oh yeah dick move
it’s funny how Rousseau is systematically wrong about everything though.

Im gonna stand by Cassandra Clare to the bitter end because she is the only western writer to have given me, an Indonesian, an Indonesian character. And y'all didn’t even give a fuck when the shadowhunters television series made him Chinese so take your fake social justice and shove it in the garbage can. Please and thank you:^)

I made this post at 1am and really regret it because 1am me is horrible and salty please don’t take this garbage post seriously it’s honestly so terrible. Yikes

this post is cursed

need more blogs to follow bc feel like i need more variety so if you reblog
- fall out boy
- all time low
- my chemical romance
- arctic monkeys
- the 1975
- lana del ray
- taylor swift
- ariana grande
- the mortal instruments
- the infernal devices
- harry potter
- hunger games
- divergent
- funny text posts
- social justice text posts
- american horror story
- sherlock

and of course
- one direction
- 5 seconds of summer

then reblog this post and i’ll check your blog out!! a follow would be nice but not necessary :)

AU’s Every Fandom should have/needs ...

(with obvious exceptions to some, warning pretty long list) 

  • First and foremost, MEAN GIRLS AU(I’m the one who originally though of this train-wreck idea, so you have me to thank)
  • The Proposal AU(Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds)
  • Pitch Perfect AU or an Acapella group AU
  • Beauty and The Beast AU(doesn’t have to be Disney’s version, shake it up)
  • Teen Titans AU
  • High School AU
  • College/University AU(lots to do here)
  • Celebrity AU
  • The Punk & The Geek AU/The Punk & The Popular AU/(the super cliche) The Popular & The Geek AU
  • Nerds AU (Sci-Fi, Band, Etc. take you pick)
  • Bad Boy/Girl & the Preppy(or Popular) Boy/Girl AU
  • The Vow AU(the one with Channing Tatum)
  • The Corpse Bride AU(Tim Burton’s)
  • Avengers AU
  • Spider-Man/Spider-Woman AU(the one starring Andrew Garfield or the ones starring Tobey McGuire)
  • Superman/Supergirl AU
  • Number 1 Fan meeting favorite Celebrity AU
  • Star-crossed Lovers AU or even Star-crossed Friends AU
  • Musicians AU
  • Supermodel AU
  • Artist/Tattoo Artist AU
  • She’s All That AU(A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen, remember  you can change it up as you please)
  • Coffee Shop AU(seems like this one’s very popular)
  • The Breakfast Club AU
  • West Side Story AU
  • Grease AU
  • Wicked AU
  • Monster High AU( where freaky just got fabulous, or where very one is a type of monster/descendant of a famous monster & in high school) 
  • Fallen Angels/Vampires/Werewolves/other Supernatural creatures AU(seems over-done but you can always make it your own)
  • Childhood friends to lovers AU
  • Fake Dating AU
  • Teen Spirit AU(it has Lindsey Shaw in it, if that helps)
  • Modern AU(only for fandoms in a different time setting than the present)
  • Teen Wolf AU(the one with Tyler Posey)
  • Once Upon a Time AU(in which fairy-tale legends and modern life collide. And everyone’s a fairy tale character and they’re completely oblivious to that fact. You know what TV show I’m talking about.) 

If I come up with more I’ll post it later on. Sorry this list was so long, and some fandoms might already have some of these AU’s

I got tagged yeet

Rules: Answer eight questions and tag eight people (If I can!). I got tagged by the amazing @the-ultimate-nobody so let’s embarrass myself!

- Last movie I watched: Spirited Away! I was sharing my love for Studio Ghibli with my mom and youngest brother and let me tell you we had a blast!

- Last song I listened to: Music or Song? If it’s music, then it’s the instrumental mix for Justice from Undertale. If it’s song, then you bet it’s Partners in Crime by Set it Off!

- Last book I read: Uuuuuuuuuh…… I think it’s Seige and Storm by Leigh Burdago [the second book from the Grisha trilogy]

- Last thing I ate: A Kinder bar! I’m not fasting right now so it’s great that I don’t have to stare at it for hours in hunger!

- What time period would you want to travel to: None? The past is awful. I would love to travel to the future and get a book on history then travel back before I get destroyed by some laser beam.

- Fictional character I would hang out with for a day: HAHAHAAHA BRO DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH FICTIONAL CHARACTERS ID HANG OUT WITH ALL DAY Do I really have to answer this? I think if you followed me for a few hours you’d know who I’d hang out with currently [itsChamp]

- If I could be anywhere right now, where would I be?: I am where i want to be, in my room typing this as we speak

- Current fandom obsession?: *slams down the book of fandoms and flips through it* Too many. Currently, it’s Bendy and the Ink Machine, Ava’s Demon, Kyuranger/Super Sentai/Toku [a bit too much] and Transformers [i will forever be in Transformers no matter what]

My friendo Ultimate tagged everyone I’d tag so I’ll tag them again: @grampa-lion @doomfisthero @maswartz @girigiri-chanbara @miky91ftw @buruuhan

@garrettsthings [im hoping this isn’t too personal for you?] @levyowl @astralceps

Alpha and Omega/Calling It

Okay, so, God knows I was burned by this show before - hell, I was burned when I didn’t even know there was something to be burned - when I used to watch Supernatural on my own and I wrote fics and metas in my head and I thought surely it was just me - that I was the only one freakish enough to see any UST between Dean and Cas, and the only one who came for the monsters and stayed for the love and the tears and the motherfucking pain.

I know: I was stupid. Turns out everyone was seeing the same thing and was there for the same reason.

(Seriously, as someone who grew up without the internet, discovering AO3 and tumblr was both comforting and profoundly disconcerting - all these people looking at the same thing I was and seeing the same thing I was - it was like a Hall of Mirrors in reverse.)

And, well, I’m sure I’m still stupid, and You know nothing, Jon Snow, and whatever, but I’m old, so I don’t give a damn - I’m calling it, guys. I spent a couple of very productive hours staring at the same two sentences in a linguistics book with the Eurovision circus playing in the background, so I’m definitely in the right frame of mind to predict the end of Season 11. Now, if you choose to read on - I don’t like spoilers, and I don’t want spoilers, so please don’t put any spoilers if you reblog. What follows is solely based on what happened so far and the one thing I heard about the ending, ie that we’re going to see a new character, a lady hunter of sorts. So: pure speculation, and probably a serious case of wishful thinking.

(And also: very positive, maybe 1% wank, but if you want to be salty in the reblogs, salt away - it’s good against demons.)

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