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cartoon-caity  asked:

Someone who likes boku no hero academia and psychonauts (insert izuku rocking gif) :3

Yeeeahh they’re pretty much two of my favorite things right now! :’D Here’s a quick crossover doodle you made me think of, since I think Raz and Deku would get along actually ^^

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Drabble set during the filming of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Zendaya sits on a carved out wedge in the large pool, raising her face to the Georgia sun. 

After a few minutes, Laura abruptly snickers beside her. “I think somebody is trying to show off a little,” she comments in a sing-songy voice.  

Zendaya turns toward her. “Huh?” 

The older girl nods towards the three boys splashing around aggressively on the other side of the pool. When Zendaya looks over, she catches Tom’s eye briefly before he turns back to return a splash at Harrison, viciously dunking him. 

“Who are you talking about?” 

Laura makes a ‘duh!’ expression. “Tom, of course,” she replies, “he’s only been looking over here every five seconds to see if you’re watching.”

She looks at her castmate sharply. “What? Are you serious?” 

Laura nods, grinning. “Mm hmm. To be honest, it’s getting kind of ridiculous. He’s not being subtle at all.” 

Zendaya turns back to watch the boys continue horsing around. When Tom gets dunked by Jacob and comes back up to wipe his wet hair out of his eyes, he looks up at her, smiling wider when he sees that she’s watching him. 

She chooses to ignore the little flip in her stomach at the sight. 

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“Perhaps the most important question you can ask a potential love partner relates to their relationship with the shadow - their own, and the shadow that emerges in the relationship itself. That is, “How much work are you willing to do on yourself and the relationship when the shit hits the fan? Are you willing to go as deep as we have to go to work it through, or are you only interested in a breezy, low-maintenance relationship?” Few people ever talk about this during the romantic phase, because they are not envisioning the challenges to come. Yet it is an essential inquiry. I have known many people who were shocked to watch their ‘great love’ walk out the door when the connection required personal accountability and therapeutic work-through. Some of us will brave the journey; others will flee the fire. Some of us will do the work to transform our stories into the light at their source; others will run away with their ‘tales’ between their legs, only to find out later that their tales go with them everywhere they go. If we can determine someone’s willingness at the beginning, we can save ourselves a lot of trouble later.”
Jeff Brown​​ (an excerpt from ‘An Uncommon Bond’)


Reading this makes me realize that how things started out with us–about a month ago–put us in a very serious situation which made us more aware and unable to not face the issues that were staring us in the face. And both of our willingness to face these obstacles has not only been healing but also has made me (and you ?) more knowledgeable in the realm of relationships. I’ve learned a lot from interacting/communicating with you… I’ve noticed that my desire, patience, and compassion to help others understand me and for me to understand them has increased. My point being–there’s kind of a silver lining in our impulsive decision. Because it put us in a place where we either had to face it or walk away… and I’m glad you didn’t walk away. Because it’s not easy. And that’s why I’ve been adiment with the communication because I don’t want you to feel that kind of pressure to the point of wanting to step away. The mutual respect we have for each other is amazing. I’ve never experienced that before and that desire to work together will never change for me. Love you 💚

Play deep or play shallow?

Perhaps the most important question you can ask a potential love partner relates to their relationship with the shadow—their own, and the shadow that emerges in the relationship itself. That is ‘How much work are you willing to do on yourself and the relationship when the s*‪#‎t‬ hits the fan? Are you willing to go as deep as we have to go to work it through, or are you only interested in a breezy, low-maintenance relationship?’ Few people ever talk about this during the romantic phase because they are not envisioning the challenges to come, but it is an essential inquiry. I have known many people who were shocked to watch their ‘great love’ walk out the door when the connection required personal accountability and therapeutic work-through. Some of us will brave the journey; others will flee the fire. Some of us will do the work to transform our stories into the light at their source; others will run away with their ‘tales’ between their legs, only to find out later that their tales go with them everywhere they go. If you can determine someone’s willingness at the beginning, you can save yourself a lot of trouble later.

~ An Uncommon Bond by Jeff Brown

anonymous asked:

Do you have any required reading? I was forced into left leaning centrism and I want to swing a little further

I really became acquainted with anti-capitalist ideas at the beginning of my leftism through economist Richard Wolff. He condenses Marxist ideas of exploitation, alienation, and the labor theory of value into easily-digestible video lectures on Youtube, which is nice for when you’re multi-tasking. Here’s Part 1 of his four-week course on Marxian economics, and the other three parts follow in the playlist on Youtube.

As for actual reading, there’s the leftist figureheads – Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Emma Goldman, Peter Kropotkin, Mikhail Bakunin, Noam Chomsky, and plenty of others. There’s a wide range of ideas found in that list of people I named, so going through them and deciding for yourself which tendency you may fall into is important for any new and developing leftist. 

Lighter books that are great for newbies include Socialism…Seriously by Danny Katch and Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton. Both of these guys have very breezy and interesting writing styles that include a wealth of information on leftist ideas and arguments, all alongside great senses of humor. 

Hope this helped in some way!