less we know

Jefferson, watching Hamilton drink his fifth cup of coffee in the middle of a cabinet meeting: And why, may I ask, are you drinking so much coffee?

Hamilton: More espresso less depresso.

Prompt for Moms Made Fullmetal Week 2017

Day One : Growth - “All Grown Up”

In which Riza finds a very old photograph of her and ‘her boys’ and reminisces, all the while wondering when exactly had they looked so grown up as they did in the picture.

being asexual is seen as “too straight” by the LGBT+ community and “too gay” for straight people. the truth is, we are neither. if straight people are “as straight as a line” and gay people are “straight like a circle”, then we’re as straight as the void. sexual attraction? i don’t even know her. you are seriously in the wrong place if you’re looking for an instant sexual connection. don’t try to “””fix””” us we’re good. keep moving please.

anonymous asked:

Can you write about lance (from voltron) getting angry? like snaping, because I feel like we haven't seen lance truly angry yet, all the times we have seen him mad, but it seemed more agitated to me, and so I would love it if you wrote about lance snapping, just him being so sick of everything and someone makes a bad comment at the wrong time and he just snaps and he is terrifying, please? (p.s can it be super angst?)

Sorry if this is quite what you wanted, but here you go anon!

I image Lance as someone who would let himself get beat up but would kick someone’s ass if they dared to touch his friend, as well as being quietly intimidating since he often is loud and the contrast shows how serious he’s being.

Warning for some light swearing!

Lance made his way towards the kitchen, he was up a bit earlier than usual, though not overly so. He had gotten enough scoldings from Allura to know he needed to get his shit together. He often feels like he’s holding back the team and he is willing to make double the effort to become useful.

As he approached the entrance to the kitchen, he heard the muffled sounds of his teammates talking. Hoping Hunk was working his magic and preparing something other than the bland food goo, he sped up a tad. His fantasies of Hunk’s cooking ended abruptly when he got close enough to clearly make out what one of the voices was saying

“-know he’s trying, but he has to step it up! He’s lagging behind all of us.” He heard Shiro say

Lance stopped in his tracks. Shiro, Lance’s hero, just openly spoke about some of Lance’s biggest insecurities.

He spun around to go back to his room, however, dozens of cheesy soap operas and cliché scenes of drama being started from someone misinterpreting, mishearing, or misunderstanding made him stay.

He pressed his back against the wall, and he slid down it until he was sitting. He was a couple feet away from the doorway so while he could make out what his team was saying, he still had time to react and get up if he heard footsteps.

“I say we make him train more,” was Keith’s less than helpful input in lance’s opinion. He has trained a lot on his own, but he just wasn’t improving fast enough.

“Guys, Lance tries really hard, lay off a little,” Lance appreciated Hunk’s support and confidence in him, though it didn’t make Shiro and Keith’s comments sting any less

“Hunk, we know you’re the closest to Lance, but doesn’t that make your opinion a little more biased?”

“Lance isn’t at the same level as us, and he needs to get there.”

Hunk desperately tried to defend him but Lance knew it was a lost cause at this point, the more he listened to, the more he got frustrated. He contemplated getting up and leaving to calm himself down in his room now that he knew this wasn’t a misinterpretation; he was the subject of the conversation, more specifically, his inadequacy.

“Shouldn’t you get back to cooking or something? Shiro and I were discussing this and you kind of butted in,” Lance snapped to attention at that comment, did Keith seriously just say that?

Before Lance even processed what he was doing, he stormed into the kitchen, walked up into Keith’s startled face, his own looking furious, “What the hell did you just say?” his tone was even in a terrifying way

Keith seemed to understand it was a rhetorical question, Shiro seemed unnerved by Lance’s uncharacteristically serious tone.

“Lance, it was nothing-”

“That’s bull, Hunk, and you know it. That was entirely uncalled for.” Lance turned back towards the other two presences in the room, “Listen and listen well. If you even breathe another word that belittles, demeans, puts down, or even suggests Hunk did anything wrong when he hasn’t done a damn thing, then you’d better hope and pray I am as far behind in training as you suggest I am.” His tone was chilling, his eyes locked onto Keith’s, his icy glare effectively putting out the fire in Keith’s.

Keith soon snapped out of it and seemed to contemplate something before speaking, “So are you saying that if we insult Hunk you’ll be more motivated to train harder?” that was the wrong thing to say.

The ice in Lance’s gaze melted, being replaced with a fire that could burn anyone it was directed at, “If you dare to suggest what I think you are, my position on the team will not be your main concern.” his voice had started low, rising with every word, “Are we clear?” his words were short and tight, intimidating everyone in the room.

Nods from both Shiro and Keith were enough for Lance, he wasn’t going to let it go right away but he knew they understood.

“Alright, good,” Lance questioned if he should address what had spurred Hunk being dismissed and decided he would if only a little.

Lance locked eyes with Keith “What you say cuts deep,” he glanced at Shiro “Both of you. I looked up to you both, but I can take it. I know my faults, I know where I need improvement, and Hunk’s right, I do try…”

Lance’s voice had gotten soft as it trailed off, his eye’s having found themselves trained on the floor directly in front of his feet, he could feel the pitying gaze of the other three “All you are doing is vocalizing thoughts I’ve had a thousand times over,” Lance shook himself out of it and looked up again, Shiro and Keith stood in front of him ”but what I can’t take is you putting down my best friend when he has done nothing wrong.”

Lance had just about burned out, getting angry was exhausting. He was done with being frustrated for today, he turned on his heel and stalked out of the room, initially heading back to his room before opting to go to the only place he knew he couldn’t be disturbed. Blue.

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I love this teasing tone Peggy uses with Angie sometimes (◡‿◡✿)

A few thoughts after today's shit show:

First, this is just a friendly reminder that you do not owe these boys anything! We all spend our free time here because we love them, but we all need to remember that our mental health comes first. If the latest round of interviews (Dick Wattpad) has upset you, please take a step back and do something else with your time! Read a book (or fanfic), paint, play an instrument, bake some cupcakes, take a bubble bath, whatever you need to do to unwind. Liam and Zayn will still be here regardless of your personal involvement, and I guarantee that they would want you to take care of yourself.

Second: Don’t be afraid to think for yourself; your instincts are usually right. If something about a situation seems wrong, it probably is! I know it’s difficult to listen to lies coming from our boys in print and in person, and it may be really easy to take them at face value. However, as with everything surrounding this band, nothing is as it seems. A comment in an interview cannot erase the YEARS of history these boys have, just like reminiscing about a relationship and a child cannot erase the ridiculously shady circumstances behind them. We know these boys have been forced to push lies in the past, and we have no evidence that things have changed for ANY of them (all of OT5 is still trapped, regardless of what they say about being “free”). Use your head and call them on their BS. Also, if you do acknowledge that Liam’s comments about Zayn seem odd, maybe you should check into the legitimacy of the rest of the interview. (Dick Wattpad always pushes official narratives, so maybe you can pick out his priorities from that interview).

Third: I’ve been saying this for this whole radio tour, but it’s worth repeating. Liam Payne is an excellent liar. He is fully training to deal with the press and he has had years of experience to perfect pushing the official narrative. Liam saved 1D from embarrassment time and time again in interviews. So, why are people surprised that he is so good at convincing people of a narrative that is favorable to Simon and company? He smiles a lot and moves his hands and talks really fast, and tries to end on an emotional note to distract people into cooing or laughing with him. It’s all about misdirection. Has anyone stopped to wonder why Liam, who is on a radio tour to promote his upcoming album, has spent almost no time actually talking about his music? Maybe it’s because the entire point of his current stuntlationship is to promote a certain washed up girlbander with a nasty past who has convenient ties to good ol Simon, and who is probably going to be working on some music of her own in the near future. What better way to break into uncharted territory (the United States) than to ride on the coat tails of an attractive young singer who is destined for great things.

In conclusion, take care of yourself. Think for yourself. Take everything with a grain of salt. Don’t let current disappointments distract you from the truth.

Oh and buy Strip That Down! Liam isn’t responsible for his nasty narrative; we all know he loves Zayn more than anyone.

“I don’t think people realize how this $80 million contract came about. It’s not only about a record deal for 3 albums. The break-even is 5 million units PER ALBUM. That includes marketing such as videos, shipments, exclusives etc. I’m guessing Harry will give huge promo which I’m really happy to see. No doubt it will include an Apple Music exclusive.

I mean they were willing to pay $25 million to be able to get the digital selling rights. Harry is high commodity. I’m hoping Target gets on this. How much are they willing to pay for bonus songs? 1D proved to be great physical sellers with MITAM. I have to check again but MITAM sold around 100k or more in just physical retail. Most artist can’t sell physical besides Adele and Taylor Swift.

With 3 days of sales, MITAM sold 103k in physical copies. And this was because Target ran out of stock. With the same marketing tactic, Harry could do the same. So 200k is pretty much guaranteed.

We’ll have to see how the first single does to get a prediction as well as preorder numbers. Then count SEA and TEA (meaning Stream Equivalent Albums & Track Equivalent Albums). MITAM accumulated around 57k units with TEA & SEA. And that was without a so called "hit single” Since then, streaming has exponentially grown and will continue to. We can hope for 80k in TEA/SEA with Harry’s debut.

I think 100k TEA/SEA units are possible but that would lower the pure sale forecast. We could be looking at debut around 300k more or less. I know we shouldn’t compare but this is the closets comparison we have so forgive me. Zayn’s MOM did 157k units and 112k were pure album sales and 45k were TEA/SEA. “IF” Harry does the average of Zayn and 1D numbers then that’s 257k pure sales and 51k with SEA making a debut of 308k units.

But like I said, streaming is growing and pure sales falling so this is just an estimate. A 300k debut is not bad at all. I doubt Harry will pull 1D numbers but I could always be proven wrong. Depends on his marketing team and how well they promote him. Also how the general public takes a liking of him, it would be nice to see different demographics become fans of Harry.

So we have 300k debut, and then DUNKIRK. The movie in itself will serve as promo for Harry. During interviews they will ask about music and vice versa. So Columbia gets exposure for while Harry is out doing press tour for Dunkirk without them lifting a finger. Amazing how Warner Bros & Columbia will save money and earn more to Harry’s rising “star” status. Huge profit for both.

And of course Harry benefits from all this. Like 1D music is huge in Japan but not so huge in China by comparison. BUT China is one of the biggest MOVIE markets in the world. If all goes well, Dunkirk grosses well and the general public in China can buy Harry’s album. Of course music fans of Harry will be watching the movie so both companies win.

This is just the music and acting. We still have TOURING to consider. 1D gathered their biggest revenue here so it’s possible it will be the same for Harry. I mean if he can gross 100m touring on his own that is HUGE profit. Not to mention possible collaborations because you know people will want to work with Harry. And hopefully get a collab with a fashion line.

That adds to Award show appearances (AMA/BBMA/OSCARS/BRITS/BAFTAS/GG/VMA), galas and more. Look at all that profit and exposure. At the end of the day, Harry’s profit and Columbia’s will be more than 80m. Exposure = money in this industry kids.“

Chris Schistad deserves more screentime. And if you don’t agree because you think he’s an annoying fuckboy just think of Vilde, how we would still hate her if we didn’t know about her nice side, her problems…
At first we all hated her but then we started to learn more and more about her and now we love her or at least appreciate her enough to want her happiness. We all wanted her to deal with her eating disorder. We all wanted her to find love.
But if she had had less screentime, we would only know about her annoying side.
Same goes with Chris. He’s underrated.
It’s not about how hot he is. It’s about his personality and what it’s hiding. We know nothing about him and it’s a pity.

everyone complains abt lance having the least development out of all the paladins but… pardon…my precious savior boi hunk exists and hardly has any development? less than lance? we hardly know anything about his insecurities or past life? pls take a moment to think about the baby boi, cherish him, relish in his thought. honks a good boi!

anonymous asked:

Hiya, this is really random and sort of a stupid question but do you have any tips when it comes to drawing the achievement hunter crew? I find the characterization of them to be really difficult, and figuring out how to make them all look like themselves seems to come as a challenge to me so I was wondering if you had any tips?? If not that's fine I'm just in desperate need of help ...

I’m probably not the best person to ask because I have a style and I draw them in that style?? However I’mma try:

I think the best tip you’re gonna get is just study them and their faces? Point out their main characteristics that make them look like them
Like when in doubt, reference a photo of them. 

A few examples I just scrapped together

Here we have Mr Haywood. Known for expressive brows and floofy hair! So add those two things in. Add in a scruff, some wide eyes and bang you got yourself a handsome man

Another Example

The Boss, Moustache-less Edition. So we all know Geoff was known for that magnificent stache. Alas he shaved it off two years ago but here’s how we can identify him. Geoff has a Overwatches Soldier76 looking hair going on where the fringe is smol. Some tired eyes and ofc the tattoos. Normally got a scruff but at varying lengths. 

Last example, a lad this time

Just look at his faceshape, much longer than Haywoods and Ramsey’s. Gavins main characteristic is probably that nose. But even without it you got that Duckbutt hairstyle and lanky look. He’s beautiful boi.


But yeah, reference them. Everyone has a characteristic that makes them stand out and RT is full of diverse and unique looking people. 

The World According to Trump

The starkest difference between dictatorships and democracies is that democracies are ruled by laws, and dictatorships are ruled by dictators.

The “rule of law,” as it’s often referred to, stands for laws that emerge from a process responsive to the majority, that are consistently applied, and are applicable to everyone regardless of their position or power.

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to understand this. Within a matter of days, Trump has bombed Syria and a group of fighters in eastern Afghanistan.

On April 12, Trump authorized the Pentagon to drop a 22,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) on people described as “Islamic State forces” in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.

It’s the first time this bomb – nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” and the largest air-dropped munition in the U.S. military’s inventory – has ever been used in a combat.

It’s the largest explosive device America has utilized since dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. (By comparison, U.S. aircraft commonly drop bombs that weigh between 250 to 2,000 pounds.)

Why, exactly? It’s not clear. And what was Trump’s authority to do this? Even less clear.

We still don’t know exactly why Trump bombed Syria. He said it was because Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, used chemical weapons on innocent civilians, including children.

But it wasn’t the first time Assad had used chemical weapons. When he did in 2013, Trump counseled against bombing Syria in response.

And where did Trump get the authority to bomb Syria? Assad is a vicious dictator who does terrible things to his people. But U.S. law doesn’t authorize presidents to go to war against vicious dictators who do terrible things to their people.

The Constitution leaves it up to Congress, not the president, to declare war.

In 2014, President Barack Obama began hostilities against the Islamic State, arguing that Congress’s approval of George W. Bush’s wars against Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2002 provided him sufficient to authority.

Well, maybe. But there’s no way Trump can rely on Congress’s approval of these wars to bomb Syria.

And it’s a stretch to argue that a group claiming or alleged to be connected to ISIS, but located in eastern Afghanistan far away from where ISIS is attempting to establish an Islamic State, is the same as the Islamic State.

In a democracy, the rule of law means that we the people are supposed to be in charge, through our elected representatives in Congress.

It can be a heavy responsibility. It is especially weighty when it comes to warfare, to the destruction and annihilation of human beings.

As Commander-in-Chief, a president is empowered to manage the military might of the nation. But he is not empowered to initiate warfare on his own. That’s our job. 

The world according to Trump is becoming increasingly dangerous, in part because we are not doing our job. 

“Haha if I kill 6 billion people then 2 billion people will still be safe” screw you Delta that makes no sense and you know it and don’t pull that “and now I’ve motivated you to save the world” bollocks now piss off and go stand in the corner and think about what you’ve done.

anonymous asked:

god i wanted a damien redemption so bad fuck!!!! my hopes slipping i want to believe but i cant! hes just a dickbag

honestly i feel it i wanted one too like i want to believe that he could learn to use his power without always being a manipulative asshole (like chloe, for example, who sometimes slips up or goes too far but who is still doing her best and is a good person) but like… he’s Awful

i also think that this, esp the new ep, really is the point of no return for a damien redemption arc (also i think we all kind of know that, in our hearts, even damien stans). like there is… no way an apology would ever be genuine now, there is no way anyone would trust him (excluding mark, but stockholm syndrome doesn’t count thx), there’s no way anyone would like him or want to spend time with him… the damage is irreversibly done. and he isn’t sorry! he was put on the opposite end of his own power imbalance and it didn’t make him feel any remorse at all. if anything, he was sorry he wasn’t able to be a manipulative asshole. and his reaction when he found out mark cares about him was not a reaction of a man who cared back, it was the reaction of someone who sees people as tools and toys, and interpersonal relationships as prizes to be won. damien likes it because he wants to be liked, without having to like anyone, he wants unconditional forgiveness… he’s power hungry and he genuinely believes he’s entitled to that power. that he’s entitled to control people and he’s entitled to positive attention from people without ever having done anything to earn that besides lie and manipulate.

and that’s… not a man with a redemption story. or at least, that’s not a man i want to see redeemed. it’s clear he has no good intentions now. he’s selfish, manipulative, and abusive, and uses his power and his past as a front and an excuse (as opposed to an explanation, which is what they are). 

like. is he a nuanced character with layer and explanations who i actually find very interesting? hell yeah. earlier in the show before his personal motivations and intentions were this clear, did i and probably lots of other people hope for a redemption arc? hell yeah. do i want to see a man who doesn’t take no for an answer and abuses people get redeemed especially now that we know his intentions are and always have been wholly selfish and in pursuit of his own power? i sure the fuck do not

tl;dr same but i’m two steps ahead and i already gave up on the damien redemption arc and my new hope is to hear the sweet sweet sound of damien getting his ass kicked again