invincible summer

okay, so. the thing that kills me about Wonder Woman is that it’s so, so absurdist, and in the best way. all of the characters except diana go into the entire thing knowing that the war might never end, that the people in charge of their armies don’t give a flying fuck about what happens to the people on the ground, that everything they do might not even matter in the long run. steve even says when he’s on themyscira that it seems like the world’s going to end.

one of the most famous lines by camus (who was an absurdist) is “in the middle of winter i at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” the entire point of absurdism is staring into the void and saying, “no, i refuse.” the world is empty and bleak and meaningless, and you could choose to be nihilist about that, or you could pick yourself up and create the meaning you want to see. and that’s what all of the characters in wonder woman do.

when he gets in that plane steve knows, he knows, that they still might not win the war. he knows diana might not be able to kill ares. he knows dr. poison might still escape. he knows that people are still going to die. and you know what? he gets in the plane anyway. he stares into the face of a war that might never end and says, well, i can save today. and that is what matters. 

sam and chief and charlie watch their friend run toward a plane and know he’s on a suicide mission (that might not even save the war!) and they yell to stop him at first and then they cover him like he asked them to because even when they hate it, they respect his ability to make his own decisions and they hold up their end of the deal. they risk their lives helping him risk his because it’s what they signed up to. it’s what they should do. 

when diana leaves themyscira, she knows she might not live to come back. sure, her character is driven by a kind of relentless optimism, but it’s a chosen optimism, not a naive one. she might die, but she’ll be damned if she dies doing anything other than what is just, what is her duty as an amazon. her mother says, “what if you never come back?” and diana’s reply is, “who will i be if i stay?”

when steve’s on the plane and it looks like they’re all about to die, all sam and chief and charlie do is they lean in to each other. yeah, the world’s ending, so what are we gonna do? we’re gonna spend those last moments with each other. we’re gonna close our eyes and know that we did all that we could and even if it ends up doing nothing to affect the war as a whole, well, at least we did something.

there’s a story from the holocaust about a group of jews reciting prayers when one stops and says “why are we doing this? we’re about to die. only a madman would say these prayers now.” and the rabbi looks at him and quietly says, “our enemies have taken everything from us, but they cannot take our freedom to say these prayers. we must live as free men temporarily in captivity. that, if necessary, is how we will die.”

the characters in wonder woman push on even when they think it might be pointless, because that is the point. absurdism is about accepting that maybe you’ll never be able to make everything right, you might not even be able to make everything okay, but you can always do something. you can walk into the unending darkness, hold up a lighter, flick it on and say, “i win.” and in doing so, you will have won.

French Quotes About Life: 2

Part 1.

1.Le luxe est une affaire d'argent. L'elégance est une question d'éducation- Luxury is a matter of money. Elegance is a matter of education.

2. À vaillant coeur rien d'impossible- For a brave heart, nothing is impossible.

3. La vie est simple, mais c'est le monde qui la complique- Life is simple, it’s the world that complicates it.

4. La vérité vaut bien qu'on passe quelques années sans la trouver-The truth is more valuable if you have spent some years without finding it.

5. Rester, c'est exister. Mais voyager, c'est vivre-To stay where you are is to exist. To travel is to live.

6. Vous êtes votre seule limite- You are your only limit.

7. Nous sommes nos choix- We are our choices.

8. Avoir une autre langue, c'est posséder une deuxième âme- To speak another language is to have a second soul.

9. Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été- In the midst of winter, I discovered within me, an invincible summer.

10.Exister, c'est oser se jeter dans le monde- To live is to throw yourself into the world.

Part 3.

Quotes about Love.

“The only journey is the one within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anyone but oneself.” – Virginia Woolf

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Yogananda

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi

“We must always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E.B. White

“May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

“Be patient and tough. Someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But all of the magic I have known I’ve had to make myself.” – Shel Silverstein

“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” – Mo Williams

“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

Check out Motivational Quotes Part 1 and Part 2

My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Truly yours,
Albert Camus

—  Albert Camus

anonymous asked:

Do you mind me asking for a list of your most recommended Naruto fics? Or if you've already made one, reblogging it again please? I've been recently run spare and just finished all of yours, plus you seem to have good taste when it comes to these things! (If not, feel free to ignore, I really don't mean to bother)

It seems I’ve actually failed to compile an actual rec list before now, so let’s fix that…


An Invincible Summer

In Good Company

About Face

Baby Animals, Weddings, And Other Things Not Normally Associated With Uchiha Sasuke

Freedom in the Eyes of Another


Pulling my Weight

A Thoughtful, Moving Exploration of Passionate Youth

Dirt and Ashes, or: The One-and-a-Half Body Problem

survival of the fittest

Of Harrowed Hearts

How Naruto and Sasuke Became Friends

Force of Nature

It’s Just That Any One of Us Is Half Without Another One Is You


Cultivate Your Hunger

The Worst Shift

How To Save The World With No One Even Realizing

White Wedding


I Hold With Those Who Favour Fire

The Natural Habitat of Haruno Sakura

Doing It ANBU

Continually Adapting (to Stay Alive)

now, for the second act

What Isn’t Broken (Can Still Be Fixed)

Commit Ourselves Into the Depths

Following Dreams (to Doom or Desire)

to love what is mortal

A Set-up For A Romantic Comedy

The Fair Maiden

Dancing in Circles


(J)oak’s on Yew

Give and Take

Shadows and Fangs

Shit,” Kakashi says, torn, because if a genin manages to blow up a clan head they’re going to be in so much trouble.

Kakashi POV (chp. 1)

An Invincible Summer by ShanaStoryteller (AO3)
Naruto – Teen/Mature – Uzumaki Naruto/Uchiha Sasuke
#Alternate Universe #Sexy no Jutsu #Fluff #Fix-it #Genderfluid Naruto

When Naruto is five, he’s gutted by a drunken civilian and presumed dead.

Six months later a girl with ash pale hair and dark blue eyes enters the Academy.

In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the middle of winter, I finally found that within me there lies an invincible summer.
—  Albert Camus, The Stranger

chimthecappy  asked:

(Invincible Summer AU?) You're not sure how Gamzee convinced you to let him run his fingers through the tender spring leaves of your wings. You never much liked having them touched, and after your run-in with the wild gods... Well. It certainly hadn't improved your feelings on the matter. But the ache of winter is clinging so stubbornly this spring, creaking through your bones with every movement. And you suppose that just this once, it couldn't hurt to let him help.


(invincible summer belongs to splickedylit but I’m gonna do it anyway)

(how about a read more on these, eh?)

The other reason you’re letting him do this is that the sun’s finally coming out.  You want to spend literally every moment you can out in it, even with a little chill still in the air.  Your feet soak up cold dew and your leaves drink in the fresh yellow light cutting through the early-morning mist.  After only a minute outside, your brain is already alive with sunlight, clear in a way you always forget during the early thaw—when you’re awake but still groggy from winter.

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tchomestuck  asked:

Sorry to bug you but do you think you could post your pictures from your story An Invincible Summer a lot of the pictures won't load for me idk if it's just me or Ao3 but I just can't view them

oh my gosh I’ve come so far since the first illustration. Heck, I’ve come so far since the most recent one aha UvU  invincible summer is still near and dear to my heart even if I never have time to work on it anymore.

aaaand some extras I drew once, while I’m posting invincible summer things

anonymous asked:

Could you rec some SasuNaru fics? Pretty please with a cherry on top! :3

An Invincible Summer

Clouded Mind and Heavy Heart

In Good Company

Baby Animals, Weddings, And Other Things Not Normally Associated With Uchiha Sasuke

Flesh and Bone

Of Harrowed Hearts

How Naruto and Sasuke Became Friends

These Hues Yet Hard to Hold

Diagnosis: Clueless

All things of dearest value hang on slender strings

Cultivate Your Hunger


The Worst Shift

Long lost

Vagrant Heart

The sun within me

Missing Pieces


What Isn’t Broken (Can Still Be Fixed)



Baker’s Dozen

Don’t Be Stupid: An Epic Tale of Romance

The Demilitarized Zone

It’s All in Your Head