it had to be made okay

Okay so I couldn’t figure out why that massive post about Salazar Slytherin, naming him a cautious hero, didn’t sit right with me until now.

This defense of Slytherin, stating he didn’t want to accept students of muggle parentage because he was ‘cautious’ of them is a bit misguided and I’ll tell you why.

If you apply that logic anywhere else it makes you a bigoted asshole.

These were children that *needed* an education, and muggleborns especially needed a place where they wouldn’t be forced to repress their magical nature.

Remember Fantastic Beasts? Remember how Creedence repressed his magic because of his muggle mother? He turned into an Obscurial. His magic literally ripped him apart, and it wouldn’t have happened if he had the proper tools at his disposal. And if I remember correctly, Obscurials were widely common during Slytherins time.

So for this man to know that magical children were literally ripping themselves apart because they were so repressed, and then still make the conscious decision to deny them an education, what kind of person does that make him?

On top of that, when has that logic ever made sense? When has the refusal to educate ever lead to progress or enlightenment?

It doesn’t because it’s a baseless accusation. It is entirely dependent on the false assumption that everyone from a specific minority is exactly the same; the exact prejudiced mentality that has halted civilizations for centuries.

These are a few examples of how this logic would work in today’s society:

Ex 1. I don’t want my children going to school with children of criminals because they are likely to be criminals as well.

Ex 2. I don’t want to teach students of Muslim heritage because a few select terrorists happen to be Muslim.

Ex 3. I don’t want to teach students of undocumented immigrants because it’s taking spots from ‘real’ citizens

*This* kind of mentality is close minded, bigoted, and perpetuates hate. *This* is what lead to the Wizarding Wars. It made it okay for people to justify their discrimination against muggleborns, because in their mind, muggles are dangerous so it’s okay to discriminate against their children.

If a child is being discriminated against for things they cannot control, you wouldn’t call the person discriminating ‘cautious’, you would call them racist.

I am not saying that Salazar Slytherin shouldnt be sympathetic. You should be able to see the logic behind the ‘villian’s’ backstory. You should be able to understand *why* he believes he is right… but you should also recognize that he is wrong. That while he had a real reason to be cautious, he let his fear turn into tunnel vision and refused to do what was right. He became bitter, prejudice, and hateful.

So hateful that blood purists used his ideas as a platform for genocide.

When we take a step back and apply this mentality to a real world situation, we should recognize this is not a man that should be lifted up, he should be learned from.

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(Sorry this post is a bit wonky, mobile tumblr is dumb tumblr..)

Okay, so I made a huge post about exos and their bodies a while back ago.

Due to a recent post I’ve had some thoughts:
https://awoken-n-mechanical.tumblr.com/post/167591085963/exo-disciple-spot-t-e-d

Which is shown in the first picture, I’ll call it Exo disciple, I see we may get to see a liiiiittle bit into an exos arms at least. I know we have seen Exo arms before though.

The Exo Stranger! Her arms are very visible and I had honestly forgotten about it.

Now, I’m just going to say I still stand by my post.

You can see it here: https://kavaki.tumblr.com/post/166771365854/full-hc-here-so-dont-be-angry-with-me-i


Basically I talk about Exo bodies and how I think they may be like.

After remembering the Exo Stangers arms I realized something. Her arms are very obviously replacement arms. Notice how both arms are very different from one another. She seems to have lost her original arms, maybe during battles.

Now look back at that other Exo picture, the Exo disciple. Notice that if you zoom in, yes it’s fuzzy, the arm is totally different than what the Exo Stranger has.

So here’s what I’m HEAD CANONING, not saying it’s official or correct.

Non Guardian Exos could have replacement parts that are not at the same quality they originally started with. Regardless of battle worn Exos or non fighting Exos I’m starting to think that like any machine, I know they are technically people but they are MACHINE in body, they may need regular maintenance or repairs over time.

Maybe for actual Guardian Exos they don’t need those parts as their Ghosts keep them in good condition. The same condition as when they were made basically, correct?

So I’m still standing by my earlier head canon. That hasn’t changed. But I’m thinking that over time due to not having the same advanced tech, Exos who need replacement pieces start to look completely different than the Guardians. It’s plausible.

(Remember this is just a head canon…be gentle with your words if you want to share your different opinions. I’d love to hear them. Just don’t scream at me or anyone else please.)

anonymous asked:

Hear me out— McCree and his (future and preferably female) s/o as college roommates? Like person A made an ad online saying they require a roommate to help with rent and person B is the only person who shows up. They were originally worried about it since they seem different but they actually go together VERY well and end up falling in love! :) Too specific? I love your writing!!

This is so cute! I had a lot of fun with this one and actually it would make a good fic. I may write it in the future if that’s okay with you!

  • You were the one who put the ad out
  • You had moved out of your parents’ place after high school and wanted to strike out on your own but severely underestimated how much an apartment would actually cost
  • In the end you had to get a crappy little two bedroom (specifically so you could get a roomie) that probably charged more than it was worth
  • But it was your first taste of independence so you sorta loved it
  • The ad had been up for weeks and you were running out of hope and options
  • If someone didn’t show up soon you would have to pack up and run home with your tail between your legs
  • And then Jesse showed up like Prince Charming on a white steed
  • If Prince Charming had a smooth southern drawl and it wasn’t actually a horse it was a motor cycle
  • He looked like a perfect example of the type of guy people tell you to watch out for
  • But you were desperate
  • “You’re not gonna like…kill me in my sleep or anything, right?”
  • He laughed at that and promised he wouldn’t “Scout’s honor” and all
  • Was he really a boy scout? You had a hard time picturing that
  • In the end you decided to accept him because a) he was the only applicant and b) you did NOT want to go back to your parents and have them say “I told you so”
  • You were wary at first because the two of you looked…so different
  • I mean the guy literally dresses like a cowboy
  • But he’s actually really sweet??
  • And he’s a morning person so he always makes you breakfast 
  • He says he’s like…a reporter or a writer or something
  • Whatever he pays his rent on time
  • “I don’t think I’ve ever seen you drink anything but coffee and like..bourbon.”
  • He shrugs “It’s probably replaced my blood by now.”
  • He’s really smart so he helps you study for finals and midterms and such
  • Proofreads all of your papers and gives excellent constructive criticism
  • Basically becomes your best friend
  • Everyone thinks you’re dating though
  • When your friends from school find out he’s just your roommate they’re all like “Whaaaaaat?!”
  • When you do get together it’s like…not even a conscious thing
  • You’re huddled up, watching a movie and you’re falling asleep on him and he kisses your forehead and you’re just like “Love you.”
  • And he freezes
  • And you don’t notice because you’re alseep
  • But he’s freaking out
  • Not because it’s a bad thing but he hadn’t even noticed he was falling in love with you
  • And he’s like “Oh shit. I’m in love with her.” 
  • Lowkey acts all nervous around you the next day and you’re just like ???? What happened
  • It’s actually really cute though because Jesse as you know him is calm and cool and collected but now he’s like tripping over his own feet and blushing every five seconds
  • You actually start to think he’s gotten sick
  • And he’s freaking out even more because You Don’t Remember and yet his whole world has changed
  • He’s losing his mind all day and you finally corner him and ask him what’s going on
  • When he tells you what you said last night as you were falling asleep you’re pretty sure your face was on fire
  • But then he goes “And I sorta realized that I…well I love you too, darlin’”
  • Oh
  • OH
  • And it’s just so stupid that neither of you realized it sooner
  • So you grab him by the front of his shirt and kiss him
  • And everything after that is the same and yet slightly different
  • You wake up in your best friend’s arms
  • You help him cook breakfast and he asks for a “reward” every time he successfully flips something
  • Spoiler alert: the reward is a kiss
  • You go out for dinner and eat off of each other’s plates
  • It’s domestic and gooey romantic shit
  • And you’ve never been happier
  • (Highkey marriage proposal via a newspaper add to mirror how you met)
Blend In - Part IV

Originally posted by xopsychogirlxo

Summary: Y/N had always been an expert at blending in. That was until Bucky found out her secrets and encourages her to deal with all her demons.

A/N: I think this will be the next to last part. Please enjoy and thank you all for your continued support! If you’d like to be tagged, please let know!

Word Count: 2.8k

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Warnings: discussion of depression, self harm, eating disorders

PART I | PART II | PART III


After the doctor discharged her, Y/N and Bucky made to return to the Avengers Tower. He had insisted on hailing a cab so she didn’t have to walk, which annoyed her, but she didn’t protest either. Now was not the time to start another argument or fight with him.

“Are you going to be okay, being back at home?” Bucky broke the silence that was hanging thick in the air. Y/N turned her head to the side, as she gritted her teeth. She knew he meant, people always meant well, but all she craved now was silence. Not Bucky coddling her like a child.

“Yeah, Buck, I’ll be fine,” she plastered a large smile on her and put her hand on his arm as if to show him the words she spoke were true. Bucky could see past her facade, her smile didn’t truly reach her eyes.

“Y/N, if you need anything, please just say so. I’m here for you, for whatever you need and for anything,” he gently reached out and put his hand under her chin and turned her head so she was looking directly into his eyes. She was caught in his gaze, his bright blue eyes locked on hers. She could tell he was being genuine, and it made her heart melt. How could he care so much about her when she was so messed up? Most people would run for the hills or ignore the problem. But Bucky was different.

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Rowan: “Are you two… sure that’s smart?”
Neil: *munches* “What?”
Rowan; “You know..”
Tyler: *munches* “I don’t know what you mean..”
Rowan: “Okay.. Never mind..”

Rowan looked up from her own sandwich towards the Darke boys, who were both scarfing down yesterday evening’s left over popcorn. Hazel had made so much popcorn yesterday that they weren’t able finish it all during their movie marathon yesterday and still over half of it was left. Neil and Tyler didn’t want to throw it out so they had filled up a bowl and ate it for breakfast. Rowan shot a disapproving glance at the boys but on the inside she smiled at their child-like behavior.

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A Million Reasons Why - sparkly_butthole - Mass Effect Trilogy [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

“Wait, are you asking because you had a bad dream? Really, Shepard?”
“Or maybe I’ve been here way longer than you promised me and would like to tell my husband I’m okay?”
“Your… wait a minute here, your husband? You have a husband?”
“Yep. And you know him, too.”
“I have no idea… no, no way. Don’t tell me it’s that wet rag they made second human Spectre.”
Aria’s voice drips with distaste, and Shepard lets out a growl from deep in his throat. “That wet rag is my everything, T’Loak, so be careful what you say next.”

Written for Kaidan Appreciation Week 2017

anonymous asked:

Okay, so I have something... I'm studying classical voice at uni, and for my first concert practice I had to sing for the other students. Well I sung my piece and at the end of it the lecturer took me aside and told me off for sounding like a 14y/o when I sing (I'm 17). Well it's made me really self conscious and I've suddenly lost my confidence... I'm not really sure what to do. My lessons aren't even helping. I don't suppose you'd have some advice?

First off: that person is a shitty teacher. You’re a freshman! This is your first time singing in front of people! Honestly, if I were your studio teacher the lecturer would be getting a strongly worded email. It is unacceptable to yell at someone who’s brand new to the art form!!

As for your confidence, I’d focus on two things. First, you got into the school in the first place! That means you’re good enough to be there! Schools don’t accept people they don’t think are good!

Second, you’re already a nicer person than that lecturer. You have your entire life to get better at singing, but that person has wasted half their life failing to become a person worth being around. You win.

Seriously, talk to your studio teacher about it. They want you to do well, and might tell off the lecturer. Plus, they can either help you fix your vocal technique, if the lecturer’s rudeness had any basis in reality, or they can fix your self-esteem, if the lecturer was just a dumbass.

You got this.

axa-vega  asked:

Could I get a #3 with Bakugou??

I made this a two part thing. Part two is below it!

Bakugou sat with Kirishima in the common room of the dorms, his head hanging over the edge of the couch. “I hate this,” he complained. Kirishima didn’t respond at first, so Bakugou continued to complain. Even though Kirishima is a generally happy person, he could only take so much grumbling.

“Okay, what did you do?” he asked.

“I don’t even know! (Y/N) keeps walking away from me!” Bakugou yelled back.

“Dude, you had to have done something. Did you forget something? Did you walk away from her when you were supposed to do something?” Kirishima prodded.

Bakugou thought about this. Now, it wasn’t a surprise that Bakugou wasn’t the best when it came to relationships, but even Kirishima was surprised at how long it was taking him to figure out what happened. “What did you give her for her birthday?” Kirishima offered up.

Bakugou looked Kirishima in the eye. “That’s a joke, right?” When he didn’t answer, Bakugou talked again. “Her birthday is next week.”

There was silence between the two.

“Her birthday was three days ago.” When Bakugou didn’t even argue this, Kirishima ventured a second guess. “Did you actually plan on getting her a present?”

Bakugou jumped off of the couch. “I’m not stupid! Of course I got her something! And you know what? When she sees it, she’s going to be so goddamn happy and love it and forget that she was ever mad at me!”

In all the time he’s known you, Kirishima has stood by the fact that you need louder shoes. This time, he was totally fine with the fact that Bakugou didn’t hear you walk in behind him. “So,” Kirishima prodded, “what did you get her?”

Bakugou sat back down on the couch and took out his phone. After scrolling through some pictures, he passed it to Kirishima. “I win at gift giving.”

“Oh my god,” he sighed. “You’re in deep.”

“In love or in trouble?” you said, startling Bakugou. When he turned around, he could see how annoyed you looked.

–Mod Zap

Jeff Skinner - FaceTime Surprise

requested: yes or no

in a long distance relationship w/ Jeff Skinner and they have to FaceTime all the time but he surprises the reader???

a/n: I seriously love skinny like he is just so cute so I had a lot of fun writing this. I kinda got carried away so I added a little bit more to your request, I hope that was okay. Y/H/S = your home state

summary: You’re in a long distance relationship and Jeff surprises.

warnings: your usual cussing 


Originally posted by nhl-canes

Being in a long distance relationship is sometimes hard but if you’re with the right person it can be easy. You had met Jeff while you were on vacation in Florida. You and a friend were in Tampa, when you made her go to a hockey game with you. You were a huge hockey fan so going to game even though your favorite team wasn’t playing was still exciting. You were standing by the glass, watching them warm up when you had made eye contact with Jeff. He gave you that cute innocent smile and you pretty much were putty in his hands. Through out the game you would catch him looking at you. After the game you and your fired were walking out of the arena when someone tapped you on the shoulder and handed you Jeff’s number. You had never been so happy in your life. You texted him that night and he asked you to meet him the next day. You hit it off and the rest was history. 

Your one year anniversary was coming up and neither you or Jeff could fly out to see each other. Jeff had a hockey game and you had to stay back in y/h/s to finish up a huge project due at work. To say you were disappointed was an understatement but you understood. Throughout your relationship you would FaceTime each other, take turns flying out to see each other, and if a game was close you would go to it, no matter how long you had to drive. 

You were sitting at your kitchen table working on your project when you started to get a FaceTime call from Jeff. You smiled and pressed the green button.

“Hey babe!” you gave him a giant smile. 

Jeff returned the smile and said “Hey baby girl! What are you up too?”

You gave him a heavy sigh, “I’m working on this project. It is literally taking me forever. I’m scared I’m not gonna get it done in time.” You smiled sadly at the screen. When you noticed Jeff was outside. “Jeff are you outside?” you laughed

He laughed, “Yeah I wanted to take a walk and since miss you so much I wanted to talk to you.” 

You felt like complete shit at that moment. You haven’t been watching his games due to being busy with work, but you would catch highlights. You knew he had a game coming up but you honestly didn’t know where and when it was. You had decided once this project was done, you were visiting Jeff, you missed him way to much.

“Well I miss you ten times more.” You both cared on with your conversations, telling each other about your day and week. You had your phone propped up on you computer screen so you could continue to work, when your door bell rang. You excused yourself from Jeff to answer it. You were confused at who could be at your door. You didn’t know of anybody coming over. You walked to the door and opened it. 

Jeff your preciously, cute boyfriend was standing at your door with a bouquet of your favorite flowers, with a huge ass smile. You were shocked but jumped into your boyfriends arms. 

“Holy shit what are you doing here!?” Jeff began laughing and wrapped his arms around your waist. He buried his face into your neck and said something but it was muffled so you didn’t hear him. 

You stepped back, “What did you say, I didn’t hear you.” 

He smiled and grabbed your waist to keep you close. “I said that I missed you to much and I had to come see you.” 

You started to tear up. You grabbed his face and gave him the most passionate kiss you could give. You both came back from air and put your foreheads together. 

“I missed you so much Jeff. I love you!” you said. 

“I missed and love you more.” he smiled.

You let go of each other and walked into your house. You were determined to get this project done asap. You looked at Jeff and said, “I have to finish this project, I am determined to get it done tonight. So we can have more time together. How long are you staying?” 

“Well I’ll be right here with you. I’m staying until Thursday, then I have to be back at practice for the game on Saturday.” 

You nodded and sat down to work. Jeff sat with you through the whole thing. He complained occasionally and begged you for a cuddle break which didn’t take you long to agree. Sooner than you actually thought you were done with the project. You looked at Jeff and saw him asleep with his head on his arms. You smiled and took a picture of him. You got up and started rubbing his back to try and wake him up. 

“Jeff, I’m done with my project, you can cuddle me to death now.” You’ve never seen Jeff’s head pop up so fast. He grabbed you and carried you to the bed room. He threw you on the bed with a giggle. He jumped right in after you and pulled you into his body. You were laying with your head on his chest, and he was drawing random shaped on your back. You looked up and him and gave his chin a kiss. 

“I’m really glad you surprised me. I was actually thinking about visiting you when my project was done but you beat me to it.” you laughed 

He looked down at you and smiled, “Well why don’t you come home with me? Take a week off from work and stay with me.” 

You thought about it. “I’ll call my boss tomorrow and ask for a week off.” 

Jeff gave you a huge smile and kissed your lips. “I actually have a better idea.” You looked at him confused. “Why don’t you come live with me?” 

You looked at him stunned, making sure he wasn’t messing with you. You sat up and so did he. Jeff had a nervous look on your face, scared you were going to laugh in his face and say no.

“A-are you sure, I mean, what about my job?” you stuttered 

“Yes I’m sure. Quit your job and you can try and find one in North Carolina. I want to be able to come home to you after practice. I want to wake up to your beautiful face every morning. I want to fall asleep with you in my arms. I love you so much. So y/n will you please move in with me?”

By the end of his speech you were almost in tears. You grabbed his face and kissed him with so much passion.

“Is that a yes?” You nodded and kissed him again. You both went to sleep with smiles on your face.

The next morning you called your boos and gave her your two weeks notice and emailed her your finished project. You smiled at Jeff after your phone call ended. In two weeks you would be living with the love of your life. Nothing could ruin your happiness. You walked over to Jeff and cuddled up with him on the coach. You were so ready to do this every night. 


y’all I seriously love Jeff Skinner. seriously look at the cute face. I hope this wasn’t to shitty. I hope you enjoy!!

littleravenkili  asked:

*dances into your inbox* Helloooo~! I have two fics for you this week! "Home is a feeling I found with you" by jostxnneil is super cute and I want to squish their faces together. aaaaaaand then we have "East of Eden" by venpast, which is a bit heavier but still really good! :D

Liddie Liddie LIDDIE you just made my whole week + the rest of the month and all the way until Christmas sdkjhdfkj I can’t


all I had to do was read the tags and I MEAN.

You literally had me at #mutual pining. YES. PLEASE YES. @ the klance gods: bring it on guys


OKAY NOW LET ME JUST.

in which keith takes lance to an aquarium, just to see his blue-lit smile, and lance builds him a hoverbike to see him fly again.

ALRIGHT I’M IN. FREAKING S O L D. THIS LINE. LIKE. THIS IS JUST PART OF THE SUMMARY BUT THIS LINE. MY KINGDOM FOR THIS LINE

Concerning the Homo Jokes

Okay so I️ had a little chat with @pizzaislife0707 and it made me reconsider my initial comments concerning the gay marriage in Australia jokes and whatnot.

Through a platform of a dank meme page, my stuff isn’t supposed to come off as respectful or pc, but when dealing with such weighty subjects, and given my actual convictions about gay marriage and homosexuality, I️ think it’s better to consider carefully the way in which I️ communicate my beliefs. Whether through joke or serious monologue, I️ can be loving, and really I️ should be as that’s the example Jesus gave me. I️ don’t have the right to be hateful in my convictions.

I️f you want to know my position on the subject feel free to message or ask but I️ just wanted to get that out there and say while I️ still am adamantly against sin as sin, I️ also want to communicate this in a loving way. I’m trying to warn people, not dominate with moral superiority. It came across wrong through this medium. I️ don’t want you all to have that be your impression of true Christ-following.

Flowers

Whenever Draco has a bad day, Harry buys him flowers. 

The first time it happens, Draco comes home from work with a scowl on his face. He just got some really bad news and knows the next few weeks will be hell for him. When Harry asks about his day, he doesn’t say anything. He knows, if he opens his mouth now, he will only snap at Harry and he really isn’t in the mood to fight. Not after the day he had. So he sits there, throughout their dinner, saying nothing.

When he gets up to take a shower, he catches Harry gazing at him sadly. Draco knows Harry is only worried about him, but this gets him even more irritated. Because now, on top of his bad mood, he feels guilty for making Harry feel this way.

Taking a shower normally relaxes him, but when he walks into his and Harry’s bedroom, his muscles are still tense and the scowl still won’t leave his face. The crease between his brows deepens even more when he sees something odd on his bedside table. That bouquet of peonies wasn’t there before. When he hears Harry enter the bedroom, Draco doesn’t turn around.

“Do I look like a girl, Potter?” he grumbles through gritted teeth. Why would Harry get him flowers? Harry doesn’t reply. Instead, Draco feels his arms wrap around his waist from behind. When Harry starts nuzzling his hair, Draco sighs and puts one of his hands on Harry’s.

Harry is only trying to cheer him up. And although Draco would never admit it out loud, getting flowers from his boyfriend is… kind of nice.

From this day on, whenever Draco comes home grumpy or moody, Harry will excuse himself quickly and return with a bouquet of sunflowers, or daisies, or hydrangeas… sometimes Draco doesn’t even know the name of the flowers Harry gets him. The only thing he knows is, it warms his heart when Harry is standing in front of him, smiling almost shyly, with a big bouquet in his arms.

So now, Draco isn’t that irritated anymore, when he had a bad day at work. He’s still moody and grumpy, he can’t control that, but he also knows that Harry will buy him flowers. And while they’re beautiful and Draco always admires and appreciates them for as long as they’re on his bedside table, it’s about so much more than just the flowers.

It reminds Draco of how thoughtful Harry is. It’s a sweet little gesture that reassures Draco.

Harry will always be there to cheer him up.

To make him feel loved.


Part 2

in a hundred lifetimes, i’d choose you