insult of the century

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“…and it was then that Elrond first saw Celebrían, and loved her, though he said nothing of it.” - History of Galadriel and Celeborn.

(totally ridiculous and ooc I’m sure but just let me indulge myself in cheesy romantic subplots haha… I also have a Thing for nerdy, lovesick, lovingly-and-adorably-awkward-around-his-crush Elrond okay??)

Supposed to take place after this comic.

Also tumblr screws up the quality of this so click on each image to read it easier :’)

U.S. PRESIDENT AND SCARY VIOLENT CANE-BEATER ANDREW JACKSON WAS ONCE IN A DUEL WITH A LAWYER NAMED CHARLES DICKINSON. JACKSON SENT DICKINSON A LETTER DEMANDING SATISFACTION AFTER DICKINSON CALLED HIM “A POLTROON AND A COWARD” WHICH I IMAGINE MUST HAVE BEEN AN INSULT WORTHY OF A MURDER-FIGHT IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

THE TWO AGREED TO HAVE A DUEL BY PISTOLS. JACKSON’S STRATEGY WAS TO DELAY HIS SHOT AND ALLOW DICKINSON TO FIRE FIRST, SINCE HE WAS AN EXPERT MARKSMAN AND JACKSON WAS COUNTING ON DICKINSON’S IMPULSE TO SHOOT BEFORE HE GETS SHOT TO IMPAIR HIS AIM.

IF THIS STRATEGY WORKED, BY THE RULES OF THE DUEL DICKINSON WOULD HAVE HAD TO STAND STILL WHILE JACKSON CAREFULLY AIMED AND TOOK HIS SHOT, WHICH IS WHAT JACKSON WAS COUNTING ON. IF IT DIDN’T WORK, THE RISK WOULD BE THAT JACKSON WOULD BE SHOT DEAD BEFORE HE COULD TAKE HIS SHOT.

THE RESULT WAS A CROSS BETWEEN THE TWO. DICKINSON DID NOT MISS, HE HIT JACKSON CLOSS TO THE HEART, BUT JACKSON SURVIVED, LINED UP HIS SHOT WITH A BULLET IN HIS CHEAT, AND SHOT DICKINSON DEAD.

TWENTY THREE YEARS LATER, ANDREW JACKSON WAS SWORN IN AS UNITED STATES PRESIDENT WITH THAT SAME BULLET STILL IN HIS CHEST, AS IT WAS TOO CLOSE TO HIS HEART FOR THE DOCTORS TO SAFELY REMOVE. HE THEN PROCEEDED TO GENOCIDE A LOT OF NATIVE AMERICANS AND HIT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THE FACE AND BODY WITH HIS CANE AND GENERALLY SCARE THE BAJESUS OUT OF EVERYBODY.

ALSO I DON’T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY REBLOGGING THIS WITH THE ATTITUDE THAT ANDREW JACKSON IS A BADASS. HE’S NOT. HE WAS A DANGEROUS VIOLENT SADIST WHO LIKED TO HURT PEOPLE AND SOMEHOW MANAGED TO TRICK AND DECEIVE HIS WAY INTO A POSITION OF POWER WHERE HE COULD HURT EVEN MORE PEOPLE. THAT IS THE MORAL OF THIS STORY.

The 9 Times Harry Potter Rescued Draco Malfoy

“I don’t need your help, Potter.”

Harry laughs. Loudly. “And how are you planning on removing the jelly-legs jinx without a wand?”

Draco huffs. “I don’t need your help.”

“In that case, you can pretend I’m a fourth year Ravenclaw who stumbled upon you on my way back to my dormitory and luckily knows the counter curse.” Harry winks.

“What the fuck are - ”

“Careful with your language. I’m only 14 remember?”

Draco’s eyes widen. “You are an insufferable -”

“But kind Ravenclaw.” Harry articulates the counter-curse slowly.

“Nice to meet you. Shame it wasn’t under better circumstances.”

Harry turns and walks away. Draco stands up slowly, his legs wobbling.


“Fuck Off, Potter.”

“Potter? Do you mean Harry Potter? If you know Harry Potter, would you be able to get me an autograph?”

Draco rolls his eyes. “Go Away, Potter.”

“Did you get hit with a confundus charm as well as a leg locker curse? I’m not Potter. I’m Ryan. A First Year.”

“Potter…”

Harry pulls out his wand. “Lucky for you, I am quite advanced for my age and know both of the counter-curses!”

“No, I don’t need - “

Harry sings the leg-locker counter-curse.

“You’re welcome.”


Draco sees Harry approaching and grits his teeth.

“A tarantallegra jinx? I bet a Gryffindor did that. Sneaky bastards.”

Draco shakes his head. “You’re a Gryffindor.”

“Me?” Harry blinks rapidly. “That’s an insult. My whole family has been in Slytherin for centuries.”

Draco sighs. “I’m not going to play along, Potter.”

“You’re a little strange, but I guess I’ll help you since you are wearing Slytherin colours after all. We always look after our own.”

Harry performs the counter-curse and walks away.

“This isn’t funny, Potter.”


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anonymous asked:

is it true that some people call catalonian people poles/polish? why?

Yes, it is!

Many Spanish people pejoratively call Catalan people (especially those from Catalonia) “polacos” (“Poles”) and the Catalan language “polaco” (“Polish”) because we are often seen as weird and speaking a weird language, since we have a different language and culture than Castile/Spain.

Most people think that calling us “polacos” was invented in the 20th century, since the term gained a lot of popularity among the fascist military and Spanish nationalists during the fascist dictatorship of Franco (1939-1975). But, in fact, the term originates from the 18th or 19th century. There are different theories that experts believe are the origin of this:

  1. Because of the similarity between both nations, Catalans and Poles are much alike. Back then, Poland was also an invaded nation trying to get its independence. The Poles’ feelings of inconformist patriotism could be compared to what was also going on in Catalonia, where Catalanist politicians were trying to get some rights for the Catalan people, but met with rejection from the Spanish government.
    In the 20th century, the paralelism between both nations increased. Catalonia was invaded by the fascist Spanish troops at the beginning of 1939 as part of the Spanish Civil War. In September of the same year, Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Some people think that this also played a role in making the term more popular.
  2. Another hypothesis says that this term is a direct consequence of the fact that battalions of Polish mercenaries helped the Austrias side during the Spanish War of Succession (1701-1715, a war in which Castile gave support the Bourbon monarchy and Catalonia-Aragon gave support to the Austrias, and resulted in the victory of Castile and its invading the Catalan Countries and banning our language and culture, starting a process of forced “Spanishization”). Then Castilians took the term “polacos” to refer to those who were on the Austrias’ side, most importantly Catalans, kinda being their equivalent of our word botifler. It later became more popular because Catalan was considered difficult to understand, and so comparable to Polish.
  3. Other historians say that in the 18th century Madrid, the public in theatres were divided in two sides, and one side was called “polacos”. The “polacos” side was very loud, and for this reason the term “polacos” was spread to the Catalan politicians who went to Madrid to ask the Spanish government for some rights for the Catalan people and language.
  4. Lastly, some historians point to a dictionary of slang political insults from Madrid in the 19th century. In this dictionary, the term “polaco” means those politicians who went to the Courts to ask for particular cause, or that of their region. In Spanish politics, Catalans were the most insistent politicians in this sense, and in international politics it was the Poles, since Poland was trying to gain recognition. According to the historian José Luis Gómez Urdáñez, both Catalans and Poles were “always showing their miseries of stateless nation.”

It is possible that some of these reasons are linked, and more than one is true.

I’d also like to add that here in Catalonia we have a very famous political satyre TV show called Polònia (“Poland”), as a parody of this!

Traditional Witchcraft at Issue

Detractors of traditional witchcraft begin by using our words differently than we do to discredit a premise we never made. Traditional is wrongly defined by detractors as meaning ancient unbroken unchanged lineage and practice. And witchcraft is wrongly defined as self identified witches’ practices. Traditional to us usually means rooted in pre 1900’s folk magical traditions. Witch to us is a postmodern term that applies to a variety of folk magical practices, cunning person professions, and certain trade and fraternal lodge customs that only in some noted historical circumstances self identified as witchery, but were more often called witch as a long dangerous criminal slur. Traditional Witchcraft is a post modern term that indicates irreligious (indifferent to religion) counter-cultural and animist magical practices. In contrast, Wicca is generally understood to be a tradition of religious (organized set of worship practices and moral rules) pagan ritual magic. At this point, the differences between Initiatory Wicca and Traditional Witchcraft are fuzzy as lineages old gard wiccans include traditional witchcraft elements.

One of the problems we face is the disbelief that Gardner based his pagan religion off of anything, but in reality he did know traditional witches and did include elements of their practice in Wicca. A few entirely Wiccan elements are the three fold law and the Wiccan rede. The 8 spokes wheel of the year is from revival druidry (also a type of fraternal lodge that traditional witches draw upon).

Another problem we face is the increasing exaggeration of the level to which major source texts for Wicca and traditional witchcraft were discredited or credited. Yes, much Margaret Murray’s The witch cult in Western Europe’s conclusions were disproven and unsupported by the evidence. But she misinterpreted the evidence and her disproven conclusion was that there was a unified pagan witch tradition, but there was witchcraft and there is lots of evidence in her books that is supported. Yes Ronald Hutton wrote an excellent book about British Paganism in which he questioned the legitimacy of Wicca, but it wasn’t the final word on the matter. Previously, Aiden Kelly In his book he assumed the people Gardner claimed to know we’re entirely made up with totally fake names. Easily people found the folks Gardner claimed to know and even showed they had interest in animism and fraternal lodges which loosely supports the traditional witchcraft roots for his pagan religion. Hutton himself found the new information compelling and engaged with other scholars. His book was written 15 years ago a lot has been found since.

There has always been controversy over Gospel of Aradia, but recent scholarship has shown that Madellena was likely a real informant as Leland talked in his letters to friends and family of the mundanity of paying her and such. Clearly and by his own word he reworked what she provided him.

Finally, detractors in their requirement (again not our own definition) that the traditions be culturally pure. Cornwall is tiny, itty bitty. It’s near other parts of England, it’s not a fortified island, it’s a part of the British island. Same with nearby Wales. The entire Island of England is the size of the state I live in. The way detractors act as though there is a pure Cornish tradition unlike anything else nearby is untenable. Of course Cornish craft is alike to Wicca in some ways they come from the same island and cultures.

Finally, detractors charge that these witch authors claim their work is ancient pure cultural unbroken lineages self identified throughout as witchery. When a simple reading of the author’s own words usually says the opposite. Gardner claimed he dressed up the traditional witchcraft he found. Gemma Gary claims she wrote her own rituals based off of the local folk practice and other influences. Schulke and Chumbley claim their work is from channelled visions and personal experience on top of the traditional lineage practices rooted in the last two centuries.

Detractors also like to insult writing style and cost of books. They feel that selling nice books is capitalist. I wonder if they just imagine these witches raking in the dough. Often these authors lose money on their book sales. Writing a book is a labor of love. Schulke is a book binding artist. That is why Xoanan books are beautiful and a tad costly (no more than a school book). Gemma Gary’s books are only costly because of the exchange rate and shipping. Most of her books come out in paperback shortly after the hardback just like most mainstream publishing houses do. Like I bought Harry Potter books the day they came out in Hardback and accounting for exchange rate and shipping were about the same price.

The last detraction is based on writing style. I see no point in answering that it’s a matter of taste.

Traditional witchcraft can be written off anytime you want if you make sure to make up your own definition of what it is and then prove it doesn’t fit that definition. But if you take it at face value for what it claims to be in the fine print, then you got it.

donttellanyoneitsmebabe  asked:

Hey there ! Hope you're good and having a nice day <3 Can I ask for some pinning!Loki fics please ?? And I also would love some alpha/dom!Tony pretty pls ? Thank you so much 💕

Here is the Top!Tony rec list, which does have some Dom!Tony on it, and then the Alpha!Tony rec list

Pining Loki (Sorry-not-sorry in advance that there are,, a lot of STARSdidathing works on this list alkdf):

Let’s Be Alone Together- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
A friendship that can stand the test of time and a man who adores him for who he is; this is the most valuable thing that Loki possesses and he will not risk it for the world. Or, more accurately, he will not take a risk of his heart. Because love is only useful if the person loves you back, and Loki isn’t about to take chances where Anthony is concerned.
This is one of the sweetest fucking things ever, damn, I love STARS, just, it’s just the right amount of angst, and just the right amount of pining and aaa

The Astronomy of Manmade Stars- babyblueglasses, T, No Warnings
Loki has turned the life of a recluse into an art, right down to the technologically obsolete candles and stolen magical tomes. Yet when an armored man stumbles in past his forbidden window, Loki finds himself obsessed with unraveling the mystery man’s secrets. Firstly, his name.
Buddy, this was fucking cute, he’s a lovelorn teenager with a happy ending, how could I not love this fic?

Not Your Choice- STARSdidathing, M, No Warnings
It’s all fun and games until someone falls in love.
Hoo Boy, this one has a major Tissue Warning, like dude, aaaaaaa

Longing- Scotch, E, Chose No Warnings
As Loki serves his sentence in Asgard, he thinks back on where he went wrong. He wonders if a certain mortal could have seen the good in him, and it’s the only thought that keeps him sane in his solitude.
Aksjhjf to put it crudely, Loki jerks off, accidentally sends these fantasies to Tony through dreams, and then Tony (my wonderful amazing boy) comes and rescues Loki from prison. This fic,, is,,, it’s a ride asdjfjk

Doing the Right Thing- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
Anthony finds something he was never meant to see and it forces him to make a decision. But is it better to wreck his relationship with Loki… or to wreck his Prince’s future?
Tony is a nosey motherfucker, and snoops, and then doesn’t regret his mistake at all, bc they’re in looooooove. (And while it is slightly openended and slightly depressing, I refuse to believe that these two idiots would ever break up)

I Know I’ve Made Mistakes (I’ve always been afraid)- dls, T, No Warnings
Loki and Tony had been together since the Trickster cleared his name of the Chitauri invasion and the Avengers defeated Thanos. They pledged their lives to each other, except a lifetime didn’t quite mean the same for a god as it did for a mortal. Loki set out to correct that, but with a few detours first.
Parallel universes and pining Loki galore.

Quiet Comforts- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
Loki knows what it’s like to fall. He knows what it’s like to rage and be misunderstood. He knows a lot of the problems that can plague a man like Tony Stark, and in turn, Loki knows the ways that he can sooth him.
This is open ended and angsty please don’t murder me, IT’S REALLY GOOD GUYS (and also I may or may not be planning on making a slight fix-it fic for this, but you didn’t hear it from this blog, no siree)

Tony Stark’s Secret Diary- Sparcina, E, No Warnings
Loki has never meant to fall for a mortal. He doesn’t do love; he doesn’t do loss. When Tony starts avoiding him, Loki discovers something in the mortal’s room that could change everything.
Now it’s Loki’s turn to be a nosey motherfucker! With a decidedly… happier outcome, one could say akjsdhf

Criminals & Forensics (series)- STARSdidathing, M, No Warnings
Criminal mastermind Loki Laufeyson is enamored with forensic scientist Tony Stark to an extreme. A courtship of a sorts follows their meeting.
Lots of feels, lots of pining (on both sides at the end of part 1), so much happens here, and it’s done so well just!! Aaa!!!!

It Isn’t Always Easy- Schadenfreudessa, E, No Warnings
Loki’s fallen from grace, fallen from power, and fallen from the Bifrost. Now, he’s falling again, but this time it’s for one of the very team that beat him. Somehow, Tony Stark has become the focus of Loki’s sexual fantasies, and he won’t quit until he makes them happen.
Coming from the amazing author Schadenfreudessa, writer of the hit series Of Monsters and Men (another series which features some serious Loki-and-Tony pining, go read it), comes another amazing fic that I could not put down once I opened the tab. Does get a bit squicky for me at one point (non-con kissing, but nothing more really), but overall, pretty good nonetheless.

I Could Look After You- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
When Anthony is injured in battle, all Loki wants to do is help. But he’s barely accepted as a member of the team when he’s useful, let alone the rest of the time. Anthony might treat him differently than the others, but Loki has no reason to think he’d want a former enemy around when he’s vulnerable and wounded.
What may seem like some major angst and rejection turns out happy and amazing.

My Little Iron Man- STARSdidathing, T, No warnings
Things aren’t always what they seem, but Loki does not trust anything that comes from the Avengers. Especially not something so innocent and… childish.
(Another fic inspired by more amazing artwork by NovaRain, and here it is!!)
You know that feeling when you read something absolutely adoraable, and you can’t help but let this horribly goofy, big, cheesy grin creep across your face? That’s what this fic is in written form, I’m not kidding, it’s amazing, and it’s cuteness concentrated.

Lay With Me, Stay With Me- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
Loki is avoiding Anthony. The Prince said something Anthony can’t get out of his head, and the distraction causes him to lose focus when he shouldn’t have. The near death steels Anthony’s resolve to find out just how truthful Loki was being when he asked Anthony for something they both knew better than to speak about.
AaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAA this is pretty much the opposite of Doing The Right Thing (Loki being pessimistic and Tony being hopeful here, vs DTRT with Loki being hopeful and Tony being pessimistic) and it kills meeeeee (except there is still a semi happy ending that could definitely lead to more, and that is horribly exciting, isn’t it? It is, it really is.)

Concerns of the Heart- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
Something is bothering Loki. It’s painfully obvious to those who know him, and it’s making him retreat from others. Only, unlike in the past when he would come to Anthony for help or distraction, this time he is avoiding the weaponsmith, too. Anthony is more worried than he’d care to admit, and he’s determined to do something about it - to show Loki that, whatever it is, he doesn’t need to weather it alone.
(Inspired by this artwork by NovaRain and guys, it’s amazing)
I am absolutely not planning on also continuing this, nope, not at all, I’m totally not imaging all the amazing and sweet directions that could arise out of these two courting each other, of course not. I’m also totally not writing the outline in my head as I type this out. (STARS and Nova, if you two are reading this, I love you both aaaa)

Some Secrets Were Meant To Be Told- STARSdidathing, T, No Warnings
Loki had been the most annoying, insulting member of the Avengers since he first joined what felt like centuries ago - or he would have been, if he wasn’t perfectly nice to everyone else except for Tony. He frustrated and sniped at the Engineer at every available opportunity. Tony had no idea what the Mage’s problem was - but apparently, Thor did.
Loki being a little shit is my jam, guys, like, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever read alksjdhf

And then a Dom!Tony fic that’s not on the Top!Tony rec list:

Breaking the News- i_am_a_mole_and_i_live_in_a_hole, E, No Warnings
The Avengers aren’t officially aware of Loki and Tony’s… arrangement. That changes when Loki kisses Tony in the middle of a restaurant, and Tony fucks Loki on a rooftop in Manhattan.
Honestly, I laughed quite a bit at the end, bc Tony was so aghast at what had happened after everything. A pretty good fic, all in all

A family doesn’t have to be a man, his wife, and their kids with a dog.

A family can be an alien goblin with a British accent, his ruthless girlfriend with amazing thighs, a billionaire ex-principal of a high school with his teacup elephant, a female president with mom issues, a music teacher who loves pink, a dead insult comic from the early 20th century, an evil twin with superpowers, a floating half man, half steampunk mayor with a blimp attached to his body, an eyeball creature with a gold tooth and bowler hat, his mechanical dragon wife, and a stuffed animal snake with a PhD from having 8 years spent in medical school. 

🚨 Warning:🚨

I want to mention that the content within this post might be offensive to you if you’re overtly fond of Cal Calore. This post is solely designated to addressing my criticism. This will be followed by a longer post discussing my viewpoint on Maven Calore. 

I would like to note that being offended does not give you permission to write spiteful or insulting comments. It’s the twenty first century, please attempt to act like you’re civilized

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I have been seeing a lot of posts lately that praise Cal as a character and put him up on a high pedestal. I find this a little bothersome, personally thinking of his character as a flawed one that is constantly being labeled as “perfect.” or “an angel” for no real reason that I can see. Now, I’m not usually one to reprimand individuals for their own personal opinions, typically opting to silently hate on a character and not get involved in “fandom wars”. However, the Red Queen fandom on Tumblr is just becoming particularly frustrating.

Therefore I would like to address the many flaws of Cal Calore, in an attempt to direct attention to topics that so many of his multitude of fans attempt to disregard or avoid, and I will attempt to do so in a civil way. 

Before we begin this, I would like to request everyone to please stay calm and civilized when attempting to argue against my points. The purpose of this post is not to start a fandom war, just to raise awareness about Cal and the flaws of his that are not commonly addressed or are often disregarded in the fandom. 

Now to begin. Firstly, CAL IS NOT AN ALLY TO THE REDS!!! Neither Maven nor Cal are allies to the Reds in particular. A point that proves this fact is when, in King’s Cage, Cameron noticed that Cal was sacrificing Reds to fight the battle relentlessly, without caring too much for their lives. Also, in several instances, he objects to combatting the Silvers who pose a threat to the Scarlet Guard. When Mare is captured, he does not seek the opportunity to ease the animosity and distrust between him and members of the Scarlet Guard, instead preferring to pointlessly worry about Mare. He does not attempt to comprehend the struggles that Reds face, nor does he make much attempts to gain Red allies or strengthen bonds with the Reds beside the friendships he has already made. He is seemingly only interested when Mare is involved. He separated himself from the Reds, opting only to find ways of rescuing Mare. Progress for the Reds in his kingdom has never been a vital part for him. What kind of king would that have made him? Probably just like his father.

Cal is not a saviour to the Reds, nor should he be perceived as such. He is seemingly  loyal to the Scarlet Guard, but only when Mare is there with him. He did not join the Scarlet Guard as a choice, he joined because he lacked options. Cal is a traditionalist, and he wants to reattain the division that has existed for the sole purpose of avoiding any change. 

He is also extremely indecisive, a quality that is never befitting for a king. A king must be prepared to be make quick decisions, settling on a concrete answer when lives are at stake. He does not commit to the Scarlet Guard at all, secretly hoping that he has the chance to obtain his crown, and when given the opportunity to do so he jumped on it without thinking twice. This unreliability on his loyalty has always been something that has irked me. 

Another aspect that I wish to cover is his choice at the epilogue of King’s Cage. He selects the promise of his past life, the promise of the crown and the throne, over the beneficial changes that the Scarlet Guard can make to Norta. Despite being close to some Reds and observing everything he has, he still wishes to regain his promised crown. He does not have a desire for a change, not when his upbringing is concerned. I’ve heard some claim that he chooses so because he believes he can ease the division, that he can repair the system when Mare is at his side. If this is his actual reasoning, then it’s absolutely foolish. Anabel and Volo Samos, along with Larentia Viper are no champions of change. I doubt Volo Samos or Larentia have ever expressed any desires to change the current system. As such, if Cal does actually believe they will permit him to implement such a change, he is extremely naive.

In addition, I also want to acknowledge his actions in Red Queen, which are always woefully ignored. When given the opportune moment, Cal becomes involved with Mare, dancing with her and kissing her despite her engagement to his brother. He is completely aware that she is betrothed to Maven, and even that Maven has feelings for her, yet does not seem to be concerned much about this. He is also engaged to Evangeline, promised to her- believing that he will become king alongside her. This is a betrayal of his brother’s trust, although definitely not in league with Maven’s betrayal. I can’t remember Cal displaying much guilt for this, which is something that is concerning. I don’t imagine that he has ever told Maven of what occurred that night. I find it rather peculiar that he doesn’t ever seem to notice Maven’s animosity towards him, believing him to be his docile little brother until he is betrayed. Perhaps Maven is a better actor than I envision him to be, or Cal is just extremely oblivious (another bad quality for a king). 

Just… Be a general Cal, it’s the only thing you’re good at.

Not to mention that Cal is seemingly keeping secrets from us, never mentioning that he was aware of the population control that was mentioned in King’s Cage. Does he truly not know or did he not wish to reveal it? Was it just convenient for him? 

In conclusion, I want to reiterate the point that I do not intend to start any conflict within the fandom. The whole purpose of this post is to encourage fans to approach the series with a different viewpoint. I hope that this might encourage all of us to be more accepting towards opinions we might not typically agree with. Remember that a fandom is only fun when it is a safe place for people to provide input and feel valued.

(@vaveyard)

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anonymous asked:

I became a Dva main because some guys on my team said I was a trash Dva. I regret nothing.

The revenge story of the century.
Become the best at what they insult you with.

Coming Out as a Couple 2: Angst Edition

The angsty part two to my Haikyuu!! “Coming Out as a Couple” headcanons (you can find them here), where this one shows the aftermath of some bullying and rude behavior from peers. There’s still some fluff though because I’m weak.

If you have another request you would like me to do, feel free to ask!

Thank you for this request and I hope you enjoy! Sorry that it got a bit long!

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Beautiful Creatures Sentence Meme
  • "I've been having the same dream for months now."
  • "I want him/her, no matter what happens."
  • "At first I thought I was losing my mind. Then I realized it would be no great loss."
  • "Insanity's inevitable."
  • "It was like love before first sight."
  • "Only two types of people here, the ones too stupid to leave and the ones too stuck to move."
  • "Anything is better than a life standing still."
  • "To be unstuck in time in a constant state of stage fright."
  • "If I dress like I care, I lose credibility."
  • "I envy people in comas."
  • "How does loving Jesus make that man/woman so crazy?"
  • "Why would anyone wanna move here?"
  • "How 'bout you and I go see a movie or something? Oh, that'd be just heaven!"
  • "I wish you would stop reading those types of books, they're bad for your mind."
  • "_____ looks like death eating a cracker."
  • "Are you nuts? You almost killed me!"
  • "You know I never understood why Leo had to die in the end! Why couldn't they take turns?"
  • "If I get in the car, will there be more of this interesting conversation? Because I'd rather drown."
  • "I can't believe you told me the ending to Titanic!"
  • "Well, that was a dead-end conversation on a road going nowhere."
  • "I don't feel like being a haunted house attraction today."
  • "Some people never go crazy, what truly horrible lives they must live."
  • "I think we need time apart."
  • "I pray every night you won't go straight to Hell."
  • "I won't go straight to Hell, I wanna stop off in New York first."
  • "This is one of those banned books."
  • "You can't pray in class."
  • "Never been on the outside looking in, have you?"
  • "I memorized this whole thing to impress you. Damn!"
  • "I never know whether you're insulting me or not."
  • "Again, wrong century."
  • "_____ loves Google."
  • "I hope this doesn't sound weird but I think I've been dreaming about you every night for months."
  • "That did not sound as creepy as it did in my head."
  • "So, like what, you're from Europe?"
  • "We prefer the term "Caster.""
  • "That is such a mortal thing to say."
  • "I hate hiding all the time."
  • "You're a miracle. Why would you ever want to be normal?"
  • "You wanna go out with me?"
  • "Wait, am I going out the window?"
  • "Promise me it'll be a really normal, awkward teenager date."
  • "I won't even call you after!"
  • "Let's get out of here."
  • "Most people spend their entire lives waiting for a moment that's going to change everything and it never comes."
  • "What could happen besides getting your first hangover?"
  • "They can choose, why can't you?"
  • "I don't know who I really am inside."
  • "I distinctly remember not inviting you."
  • "Boyfriend/girlfriend, huh?"
  • "Loving this boy/girl puts you in terrible danger!"
  • "You're not losing me!"
  • "No matter what you do, no matter they do to me, I'm still here! Now what does that tell you!"
  • "And I yelled at you because I care about you!"
  • "I don't want to be any further away from you than I am right now."
  • "I'm scared I'm gonna hurt you."
  • "Go ahead, kill me."
  • "The person I love has to die!"
  • "I just want to be with you."
  • "That's okay, I don't think you're cool now."
  • "How am I gonna survive a lifetime with you surprising me?"
  • "They took you from me."
  • "You can never be together."
  • "Define 'good.'"
Little Mermaid Headcanon

Alright, so here’s my theory.

(And I don’t know if it’s been explored before, so don’t sue me)

In the Little Mermaid the villain is Ursula, and well yeah, of course she is. She manipulates Ariel to try and get the power of all the seas and goes total psycho on everyone. However, as we all well know, villains don’t always start so… villain-y. 

My theory? That Ursula used to be a human. We’ve seen her human in the movie.

 

And I firmly believe that this is what she used to look like. Probably a long time ago, as even Ursula claims it has been a long time and she’s “wasted away”.

But beyond this, she is the ONLY character in the (first) Little Mermaid movie that isn’t a mermaid or merman, but can live underwater. So how and why did she become the half octopus hybrid witch we know and love her as, you ask?

Well, during Ursula’s hit number, she goes on about how men don’t care what women have to say, woman are silent and the only things men want from them are their looks. 

Which leads to the next part of the theory.

Ursula was a young, beautiful (evidenced by her human form) woman who was intelligent, bright, and outspoken. She was someone who wouldn’t be put down. And men didn’t like her. She had IDEAS. Oh gosh, imagine that. Because if you look at the entire idea of Ariel, all female characters who don’t conform to this idealized expression of silence and oppression, they’re looked upon poorly. Even Ariel. She found love, only when she could no longer talk. 

That’s right Ariel, just nod and smile. You’re halfway there.

Maybe Ursula had fallen in love with someone, maybe she didn’t care about trivial things like boys. Either way she would have been shunned because of her intelligence and curiosity. Similar to Ariel. Although Ariel wasn’t shunned to such an extreme extent, the similarities could be drawn. And it was in this shunning that Ursula got called a witch. Witches have been a common insult for centuries, and with the ships and castles of Ariel’s movie, it isn’t hard to suggest that these insults were prevalent at this time as well. 

So Ursula was called a witch.

Now Ursula, is a bright and intelligent young woman. She is hated by everyone for what she should be praised for, so why not dabble in the dark arts a bit? They honestly couldn’t think worse of her. 

And with such a cold heart, Ursula turned herself into the hybrid we see in the movie. She left the humans and moved into the sea, the only place that was as cold as her own heart had grown. 

Then we’ve come full circle. A long time later, Ariel comes around. Ursula uses her, sure. She tries to take her voice, yeah. But that never had an impact on the humans viewing Ariel. Because despite Ursula’s flaws, she didn’t LIE. The men didn’t need Ariel to speak, didn’t need her to have opinions, they just wanted her pretty face. 

So Ursula had been a human. A bright and intelligent, curious human, who was shunned for these wonderful attributes. She was called a witch, and soon became one. She wallowed in the ocean for probably decades, if not centuries, until along came Ariel. And yeah, she used Ariel to steal power from a man. A man who was oppressing his daughter and wishing she weren’t so outspoken, and bright, and intelligent and curious. Now, I’m not saying that Ursula did what she did for Ariel. She did it for herself.

Ursula isn’t a tale of a power hungry witch. It’s the story of a women scorned, because she dared to love the world as much as a man.

Yeah Ursula, you show ‘em who’s boss.

But that’s not the end. Is it? Nope. Because you thought I forgot. Nope.

Morgana. Ursula’s sister. And I’m going to be real quick about it. They aren’t sisters. Not biologically speaking. They’re coven sisters. They’re both witches, and the one Morgana refers to as their mother, would be the one that taught them both magic. They were both human, but used magic to change themselves into sea witches.

I don’t know who taught them, nor will I claim to. But Morgana’s story is probably very different to Ursula’s. Ursula we see so much more back story and a history can be discerned from this. Morgana is simply spiteful of Ursula. She envies her, and hates her, and wants to be her. Morgana’s story simply seems to be that she wants to be better than Ursula ever was.

But our girl Ursula wasn’t in it to be the best. She just wanted revenge. Revenge for her, and possibly all those others who had been so horribly mistreated for no reason…. well.

…though I love her. I’m not going to give her that much credit. It was probably just for herself. She is a Disney villain after all. We can’t taint her with too much kindness. She would never forgive us.

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 Turhan Hatice Sultan

“The rules of the Imperial Harem are apparent, this woman insulted me, your head consort.”

anonymous asked:

Hi Lecrit, I saw one of your later posts and it made me wonder something; I'm asking this out of pure curiosity so please don't get mad at me, I love you and your writing so much for you to hate me. I'm wondering, why you hate CC and why do you say that book Alec is biphobic? Thank you if you answer, again, don't get mad, I just want to know both sides of the coin.

Cupcake, I don’t hate you, relax. It’s okay not to know about those things and it’s more than okay to ask an explanation on something you don’t understand. I’d never get mad at someone for wanting to inform themselves. Promise. <3.

Now, biphobic Alec…

I don’t know if you’ve read the books, but if you have, you’ll know that Alec is incredibly insecure and jealous in his relationship with Magnus. That could’ve been fine. I mean, Magnus is his first kiss, his first relationship, his first everything, and that can be something to be nervous about.

But book!Alec expects Magnus to be the same. Apparently, it never occurred to him that a centuries-old warlock had relationships before? That he might have dated a few of people before him and even loved some of them? And even worse, some of those people might have been *dramatic whisper* women

I’m not going to talk for hours about how unhealthy it is to assume your significant other has never dated before and to dismiss their past life like that, but in Alec’s case, it’s even worse because he is pretty much saying “How dare you date people before I was even born?” and cherry on the cake: “Is there anyone you didn’t fuck in the whole country?”

The worst part of Alec’s biphobia in the books is, I think, when we learn that Magnus once dated Camille. Alec’s answer should be what it is in the show “yeah, sure, you dated someone centuries ago, what’s the big deal?”.

Alec’s answer in the books is this: he immediately starts demanding why Magnus didn’t tell him about his past relationships (seriously, dude, you weren’t even born, fucking chill) and instead of accepting the fact that Magnus has been with other people, he gets angry at him.

My personal favorite line (note the sarcasm here): “Or there are plenty of pretty girls here, since apparently your taste goes both ways. Is there anything you aren’t into?”

Biphobia at its finest. 

And it isn’t just Alec being insecure, it isn’t just Alec being jealous, it is plain and simple biphobia because Alec has his mind set on the painful cliché that bisexual = slut and he makes it a point to insult Magnus whenever he can about it.

Honestly, I love Alec with all my heart but book!Alec? He needed a serious punch in the face.

As for CC? Well, all of this comes from her.

Here’s what she could have done: she could have had Alec acknowledging the wrongfulness of his actions and apologized to Magnus whom he claims to love and yet belittles constantly for who he is. Did that happen? NO.

One paragraph would have been enough: Magnus standing up for himself (because that never happened either, he just let Alec insult him without defending himself and wtf??? Magnus is centuries old and he lets himself be insulted by a eighteen-year-old petulant childish man without even trying to stand up for himself? Fuck that shit.), Magnus (or someone else? Izzy? Catarina? Clary? Anyone?) calling him out on his bullshit, Alec apologizing and promising to do better.

This. never. happened.

Because CC thinks she just wrote a boy with insecurities lashing out on his lover out of jealousy when what she truly wrote was pure and simple biphobia.

I’m so glad we have people writing on the show that actually are able to tell the difference and who write Alec’s character with respect and care. Same goes for Magnus.

Experience in getting carted.

So i’ve played through majority of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and i’ve managed to get carted in G-Rank by every single Large Monster in the game! Here’s my experience (and pretty sure everyone else’s first time)through such an amazing and fair level of difficulty! ♥

Great Jaggi: WOAH! WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? YOU JUMPED FROM ZERO TO MACH 5 IN 2 SECONDS! LITERALLY RAN CIRCL- did i just get beat by A FUCKING JAGGI!?

Great Wroggi: STOP SPITTING AT ME! okay, just gotta- damn Wroggi minions body slamming me…i’m about to die cmon just- LEAVE ME ALONE WROGGIS! OH AND NOW I’M DEAD CAUSE IT TAKES A FUCKING CENTURY TO EAT A ANTIDOTE! AND INSULT TO INJURY I HAVE TO FUCKING THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE IT TAKES EFFECT! JESUS CHRIST!

Great Baggi: STOP SPITTING! OMG STOP…spitting…at…zzz

Arzuros: …Sadly, i guess i lied, this dude is too easy. 

Lagombi: Fucking, Mario Kart ass, Slip n Slide piece of shit.

Volvidon: Goddamn king of paralyze + Grand Slam + “Soiled you so you can’t heal Lolololol” ass garbage.

Qurupeco/Crimson Qurupeco: GODDAMN! STOP CALLING FOR HELP! YOU’VE ALREADY CLAPPED ME 6 TIMES! Aaaaaand Mr. Deviljho. Might as well put down the controller. Forgot dung bombs.

Royal Ludroth/Purple Ludroth: Dude, that Water Stampede shit has GOT to stop. And i’ve never seen a thing leap so many times!

Plesioth/Green Plesioth: Ya’ll can talk about his hipcheck all you want, it’s his FUCKING TAIL THAT’S THE CHEAPEST SHIT! 

Rathian: Sometimes…I just got to remember not to STAND RIGHT THE FUCK UNDER HER WHEN SHE’S FLYING! WHY DOES SHE HAVE A MOVE WHERE GRAVITY COMES TO A SCREECHING HALT AND CAN DO A FULL 360!?

Pink Rathian: Understandable, got fucking wrecked by a wicked air breakdance. PS: THAT FIRE BITE HITBOX IS LUDICROUS! 

Rathalos/Azure Rathalos: SIT. THE. FUCK. DOWN. AND STOP THAT CHEAP-ASS, FIREBALL BACKSHOT-ASS BULLSHIT! YOU BETTER NOT BE IN FRONT OF HIM WHEN HE ROARS CAUSE THAT FIREBALL’S GOT YOUR FUCKING NAME ON IT!

Gold Rathian/Silver Rathalos: I gotta say, they really wouldn’t be so bad if THEIR SKIN WASN’T MADE OF FUCKING DIAMONDS!

Barioth: NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I FOUGHT SOMETHING THAT WOULDN’T FUCKING KEEP STILL! LITERALLY BOUNCING OFF WALLS LIKE A FUCKING MANIAC!

Sand Barioth: WHAT HIT ME? WHAT THE FUCK HIT ME? FUCKING CHEAP-ASS, DUST DEVIL ASS BULLSHIT!

Barroth: Getting REAL sick of your mud shit Barroth.

Jade Barroth: FUCKING SWERVING, TOKYO DRIFTING-ASS FUCKER!

Gobul: Fighting you on land is easy mode, but once you get in the water…

Nibelsnarf: What is this Jaws-ass, Tremors-ass bullshit? Wait where’d he-…I got straight up ate.

Gigginox/Baelful Gigginox: I swear, Gigginox comes down from the roof of the cave once every 8 years.

Duramboros/ Rust Duramboros: FUCKING, WHAT IS THIS!? LITERALLY LEAPS 9000 MILES IN THE AIR AND KNOWS WHERE I AM EVERY SINGLE TIME LIKE SOME ACME ANVIL, WIL. E. COYOTE BULLSHIT.

Nargacuga/Green Nargacuga: Never in my life have i gotten wrecked so badly by someone’s fucking tail. That Tail slam shit hits like a Fucking truck, and can 360 no 

Lucent Nargacuga: “MLG PRO! 360 NO SCOPE POISON DEATH SPIN! AS IF MY SKIN HARD AS FUCKING DIAMONDS WASN’T ENOUGH!”

Diablos/Black Diablos: I can’t believe I got whopped by a fucking child once he/she threw a fucking temper tantrum.

Lagiacrus/Ivory Lagiacrus: you know, that “literally turns into a generator” garbage wouldn’t even be that bad if IT’S BODY DIDN’T HAVE ME PINNED TO THE FUCKING WALL!

Abyssal Lagiacrus: Just…Just FUCK you. Whirlpool-ass, “I CAN LITERALLY TURN INTO A LIGHTNING MISSLE AND SHOOT ACROSS THE ENTIRE SCREEN TWICE” bullshit.

Agnaktor/Glacial Agnaktor: I’m sorry…I thought Agnaktor was like, idk, a Leviathan…not a heat-seeking missile.

Uragaan/Steel Uragaan: Goddamn Crimson Chin tenderizing me like Ground Beef.

Brachydios: Cheap-ass “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, Mike Tyson-ass fucker.

Zinogre: Zinogre isn’t really that hard…i mean, until he get super angry and combos you into submission, then LEAPS 5 MILES INTO THE AIR AND TURNS INTO A LIGHTNING NUKE AND ONE-SHOTS YOU!

Stygian Zinogre: FUCKING PICCOLO-ASS HELLZONE GRENADE BULLSHIT!

Deviljho: YOU WANT YOUR ASS WHOOPED AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT? LOOK NO FURTHER! WE GOT DEVILJHO! HE’S GOT TREMORS! HE’S GOT DRAGON BREATH THAT FUCKS UP YOUR SHARPNESS AND REMOVES ALL ADDITIONAL ELEMENTS! HE’S GOT A CHEAP ASS BITE THAT IF TIRED WILL DEBUFF YOUR DEFENSE AND MAKE THE NEXT HIT KILL YOU FASTER THAN YOU CAN SAY “FUCK!”

Dire Miralis: this wouldn’t EVEN be a big deal if 70% OF THE MATCH WASN’T FUCKING WAITING FOR HIM TO GET THE FUCK UP FROM BEING ON ALL FOURS! FUCKING GRUDGE-ASS PIECE OF SHIT!

Alatreon: WHAT IS THIS CAPTAIN PLANET, AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER BULLSHIT!? 

In conclusion, I had an amazing time with G-rank, and i hope to come across players that enjoy just as much of a challenge as i did~