leader rules

I love the way that Poe Dameron serves as a foil to Kylo Ren throughout The Last Jedi. They both have similar motivations–a need to be in control–and similar flaws–passionate emotions that lead to impulsive action. But only Poe learns to move past his flaws to find his place as a true leader.

Kylo Ren wants control so that he can direct his own destiny and push his own agenda. When his actions lead to disastrous consequences, he doubles down. He tries to seize more control, so that he can erase all memory of his previous mistakes and their consequences. By the end of the movie, he’s in charge of an army, but he’s not a real leader. His second-in-command has to repeat his every order. He inspires no loyalty. He’s a leader who rules by fear, and that means he’s no leader at all.

In contrast, Poe wants control because he thinks he’s the person best able to save his friends. He has the best ideas and the best skills, and he can’t stand back and do nothing while the people he loves are in danger. But when his actions lead to disaster, he learns that he can’t–and shouldn’t–be in control of every situation. He learns to consider all points of view, and to take the best action rather than the boldest action. So his arc ends with the remaining Resistance fighters literally following him to safety. The leader leads, and his followers follow–the way it’s supposed to be.

By the end of the film, these two men stand at the head of two opposing armies., but only Poe has become a true leader. Kylo Ren is going to have to follow Poe’s example in order to become the man he’s meant to be. 

Gen fic (with lotura if you squint) for, ironically, the Pidgance Positivty Discord song prompt. I shuffled the music on my phone and chose the fifth song and got Muse’s “Assassin”.

There is politics, a bit of intrigue, ~themes~, and…it’s a mess

also i’m still working on how i interpret Lotor’s character

~3000 words. not proofread because it’s late and i’m lazy. enjoy!!


A storm brewed in Rigel Seven’s atmosphere, dark and heavy and full of promise, though Allura couldn’t say what, exactly, that promise would be. She dared to hope it would be good, but she wasn’t naïve enough not to expect the worst.

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Harry’s tattoos and puns...

This is a guy who has a “thigh-ger” tattoo (tiger on his thigh) and a butterfly on his stomach and “big” on his big toe and he just got a bee on his ARM, at essentially the same time Steve Aoki referred to Louis’ dedicated fans as an “army of bees.”

Harry is the HBIC of the army of bees and he wants us to know it.

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oh darling, even rome fell // p.s.

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HOUSE STARK

House Stark of Winterfell is a Great House of Westeros, ruling over the vast region known as the North and the Vale as Kings in the North from their seat in Winterfell. It is by far one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years. The head of the house is the Lord of Winterfell. Before the Targaryen conquest, the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the Kings in the North. Jon Snow is the current King in the North and the Vale, partially due to the allegiance of Petyr Baelish, the Lord Regent of the Vale, to House Stark.

anonymous asked:

Yansim Angels of Slaughter au. Ayano is Rachel and Yan kun is Zack. Kaga is Dr Danny. I was role-playing with 2 friend 's one as Yansim and one as Angels of Slaughter and I get this silly idea! Sorry for poor english I like your art and your blog. Q×Q

The story of two people, one who’s a ~20yo killer and a 13yo girl who both want to get out of a building to find their senpais… A promise has been made between them:


Also, Thing I never knew I needed in my life: 

Kaga with his concept art hairstyle as Doctor Danny, thanks.

Or just Kaga without his white-budo-hairstyle.

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For: Anon

Imagine: Eric and Four push you to your limits during initiation because they see your potential, your strength impresses Eric and he develops a lot of respect for you along with a small crush.

“Let’s go Y/L/N! Get your ass off the mat!” You hear Eric yell, your vision is blurred with sweat and blood, but you push yourself off the mat once again and face the monster of a boy that you’re fighting against. You take a deep breath and analyze your options while dodging yet another punch. Okay Y/N, Josh may be twice your size, but you’re a lot faster, what’s his weakness? Think Y/N, think! It finally hits you, you can’t aim for his stomach, he has it covered at all times, you can’t aim for his head because it’s too obvious, but you can aim for his neck. You kick him in the shin to act as a distraction, you take advantage of the split second that you have and you strike him on the side of the neck. You hit the perfect nerve and he’s instantly on the ground, out cold, “And we’re finished, get him to the infirmary, and you, Y/L/N, get yourself cleaned up.”

“Can I go to the infirmary Eric? This gash feels pretty deep,” You ask your trainer, pointing to your forehead.

“Man up initiate, there’s still a lot to do today, I can’t have all my initiates leaving in the middle of training!” This wasn’t the first time that Eric was pushing you harder than the rest of the initiates. No, every single training session was like this, Four and Eric were constantly on your case, ‘You can do better than that Y/L/N!’ or ‘You call that a throw?’ or, your personal favourite, ‘You’re the reason the saying, “You hit like a girl” exists!’. It was as if you were never good enough for them, you were the top of your year, yet they treated every other initiate better than you. You on the other hand weren’t one to back out of something, if they were going to try and break you, you wouldn’t let them.

“Earth to Y/N!” You quickly blink, snapping back to reality as your close friend, Jacob, waves his hand in front of your face, “You might want to get back to the punching bags, Eric is shooting daggers at you with his eyes.”

You look over your shoulder, “Yeah, yeah, whatever.”

“Why does he hate you so much?”

“I honestly have no idea,” You groan.

“Y/L/N! You’re not here to have a nice little chat, get back to training,” Four yells at you from the other side of the room. Without an argument, you go to the punching bags, and even though every muscle in your body is screaming at you in agony, you begin relentlessly throwing punches. Your surroundings disappear, it’s just you and this imaginary enemy in front of you, you attack it with every ounce of your strength.

“Y/N? Y/N!” The voice brings you out of your violent daze, and you see Four and Eric standing on either side of you.

“What are you still doing here initiate?” Eric asks, “Class was dismissed an hour ago.”

“Eric and I came back to discuss ranks and we saw you in here like this,” Four gestures up and down your body.

“I-I just lost track of time,” Your tiredness finally hits you, and you feel like you might throw up.

“Have you been punching that bag ever since we left?” Four asks, his voice is laced with worry.

“Um, I think so,” You honestly felt just as confused as the two instructors looked.

“You look extremely pale Y/L/N, get back to the dorms. Besides you’ll have to be up early tomorrow,” Eric says.

“I-yeah, I think you’re right,” You drawl, exhaustion fill every inch of your body, you can feel the corners of your vision getting darker but you ignore it and walk towards the door. Before you know what’s happening, you feel yourself fall, and everything goes dark.

Eric’s POV

I turn towards the papers that Four has spread out in front of him, suddenly we hear a thud, I look up and see Y/N on the ground, “Shit!”

Four and I rush up to her, attempting to shake her awake, but her eyes stayed shut, Four calls her name but she still doesn’t respond. Y/N was strong, the strongest in the batch of initiates, probably the strongest I’ve seen since I joined the faction, which is why we always pushed her so hard. We knew she could take it and we wanted to bring out the best in her, but maybe this time we may have gone too far, “You finish with the paperwork Four, I’ll take her to the infirmary.”

He nods at me, as I lift her into my arms and carry her to the infirmary, she asked me to let her go to the infirmary earlier, she never accepts defeat, she must have been really hurt, I should have let her go, I was so stupid! What was I thinking?!


I visit the infirmary the next morning before training and the nurse informs me that Y/N still isn’t awake, but she should be okay.

I make my way to the training room and begin the day as usual, my thoughts constantly wandering back to her.

“Any news on Y/N?” Four asks, coming up from behind me.

“She’s still unconscious, nurse says that she worked herself too hard, she should be alright though,” I say nonchalantly. There aren’t many people who are able to gain my respect in such a short period of time, but somehow Y/N did, she’s truly born to be a Dauntless.

“What did I miss?” A familiar, cheery voice snaps me out of my trance.

“Y/N?” Four calls out before I turn around, “What are you doing here?!”

“The nurse said I was okay to leave,” She shrugs.

“You shouldn’t be here Y/N, you should have just gone back to the dorms,” I say to her.

“I can’t afford to miss a training session,” This girl is truly crazy, and frankly, I really like it.

“Well if that’s wha-”

“No Eric, she needs to get some rest.”

“Four, she can do whatever the hell she wants. If she feels alright enough to train then let her train,” I say.

“Thank you Eric!” She says clapping me on the shoulder before walking towards the bags.

She sure is something special, I catch myself slightly smiling, but I quickly wipe it away, this girl better become a leader after initiation.  

Masterlist // Rules List // To-Do List

Empress of  Fire

Warnings: I dont think there are any, maybe some light angst.

Word Count: 2745

A/N: Requested by two nonnies. XD

I HAS A THINK FOR A REQUEST! Okay, so this is strange, but what if we open on two lovers, Kylo and the reader who aren’t truly in love yet. What if the reader was the Queen of a struggling planet and the First Order was in need of new allies with Kylo as the supreme leader so the two were forced into a quick wedding to better both of their situations, the reader despises everything to do with the dark side, but cares for Kylo and her true feelings get revealed when she gets hurt defending him?

So. I️ has a think for an X Reader! Post TLJ. What if kylo has to make a betrothment and fast wedding with a Queen (the Reader) for the better of the first order and the Reader for the better of her people. Kylo kinda give off the attitude that they are just doing it for the better of their people while the reader hates and fears the darkness, but they both love each other in secret and feelings come out when the Reader runs out in a battle and gets badly hurt defend him and fluff? Thank love 💙

So I liked this idea so much that I decided to turn it into a mini fic. Here is the first chapter.

Chapter 1: Proposal

Kylo

It wasn’t intended to happen like this, none of it was. Kylo wasn’t looking for anything, or anyone.

To be the Supreme Leader is to rule alone, or so he thought.

But, with their fleet and destroyers blown to rubble, what little was left of the First Order was left in shambles, and he, as the Supreme Leader, was looked to for rebuilding what was left.

So, he began, working day and night to rebuild what they had. The First Order was based on that, order. And it was something that not many, especially those that supported the New Republic, agreed with.

Regardless, he did what he could, and within months, the First Order was back to the powerhouse it was before it shattered, if not, stronger.

Kylo ruled with an iron fist, crushing any resistance that was met.

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HISTORY MEME → [6/9] Figures: Catherine the Great

Catherine II (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна Yekaterina Alekseyevna; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), also known as Catherine the Great (Екатери́на Вели́кая, Yekaterina Velikaya), was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country’s longest-ruling female leader and arguably the most renowned (although Peter the Great was the only Tsar officially designated as “The Great”). She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.

In both her accession to power and in rule of her empire, Catherine often relied on her noble favourites, most notably Grigory Orlov and Grigory Potemkin. Assisted by highly successful generals such as Alexander Suvorov and Pyotr Rumyantsev, and admirals such as Fyodor Ushakov, she governed at a time when the Russian Empire was expanding rapidly by conquest and diplomacy. In the south, the Crimean Khanate was crushed following victories over the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish wars, and Russia colonised the vast territories of Novorossiya along the coasts of the Black and Azov Seas. In the west, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ruled by Catherine’s former lover, king Stanisław August Poniatowski, was eventually partitioned, with the Russian Empire gaining the largest share. In the east, Russia started to colonise Alaska, establishing Russian America.

Catherine reformed the administration of Russian guberniyas, and many new cities and towns were founded on her orders. An admirer of Peter the Great, Catherine continued to modernise Russia along Western European lines. However, military conscription and the economy continued to depend on serfdom, and the increasing demands of the state and private landowners led to increased levels of reliance on serfs. This was one of the chief reasons behind several rebellions, including the large-scale Pugachev’s Rebellion of cossacks and peasants.

The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. The Manifesto on Freedom of the Nobility, issued during the short reign of Peter III and confirmed by Catherine, freed Russian nobles from compulsory military or state service. Construction of many mansions of the nobility, in the classical style endorsed by the Empress, changed the face of the country. She enthusiastically supported the ideals of The Enlightenment, thus earning the status of an enlightened despot. As a patron of the arts she presided over the age of the Russian Enlightenment, a period when the Smolny Institute, the first state-financed higher education institution for women in Europe, was established.

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Catherine II. Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias

Catherine II (2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), also known as Catherine the Great, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country’s longest-ruling female leader and arguably its most renowned, regardless of gender. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger as well as stronger in military terms and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.

Sugar and Spice (Negan x Female)

Summary: She has a huge crush on Negan and would do anything to make him happy. He misses the taste of real pumpkin pie, so she sets out to make it for him. 

Characters: Negan x Female 

Word Count: 4,348

Warnings: SUPER FLUFF, a lil’ angst, some swearing

Author’s Note: This was a a fic request sent in by @may85 who asked:

“How about a Negan one shot where the reader found out what kind of food was Negan’s favorite, so she goes out to find the ingredients, succeeds and makes it, but he finds out that she went outside the walls and flips his shit. Fluff with some delicious Negan kisses?” 

I don’t know why I picked pumpkin pie. I’m kind of one of those people who goes crazy over it in the fall, and I feel like Negan would like it too. This is just super fluffy and yummy. Hope you guys enjoy!

Big thanks to @ashzombie13 for beta’ing this fic for me! <3

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The Signs as Queens : Taurus - Catherine The Great

Born in May 1729, Catherine II of Russia also known as Catherine the Great was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia. Her country was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. She then passed away in November 1796 at the age of 67.

when your section doesn’t follow your lead

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