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anonymous asked:

Your depiction of why L/xa died at the end (what you are saying is that it was solely her own fault) kind of gives me the impression that if she hadn't acted a certain way from the very /beginning/ then she would still be alive, but since she acted that way she created her own downfall so her death is on her only. That sounds so wild to me, because you kind of establish the idea that people who die are responsible for it themselves, which is just not okay. Titus killed L/xa, not L/xa herself.

(con) This wasn’t suicide, or a huge self-sacrifice like Lincoln’s actions in 3.09. This was a deliberate attack on Clarke which then resulted in L/xa getting accidentally shot because TITUS was not okay with how things went down. Because Titus couldn’t show a single amount of solidarity. Because Titus was too much into this Love is Weakness bullshit. HE killed L/xa. HIS lessons killed L/xa. That is what happened. End of story.


Anyway….there was for real a time when I carried about not hurting people’s feelings but “DNR” left me dead inside so let me give it to you blunt pal:

Titus pulled the trigger absolutely, but at the end of the day it was L/xa’s actions that resulted in him reaching the point where he felt that he needed to. 

If L/xa had been a better leader (cause I don’t care what Season 4 is saying-she sucked ass) none of what happened in Season 3A would have been an issue and she would still have been alive today. 

CASUAL DIONYSOS REMINDERS

  • first god to bring someone back from the underworld (rescued his mother, semele) by bypassing thanatos and then turning his mother into a constellation. a man named prosymnus lead him in exchange for dionysos to be his lover, but he died before they could make love, and dionysos honored his memory by literally making the first dildo and placing it on his grave
  • when the ruler of thebes, penthenus, doubted dionysos’ godship, dionysos lured him to one of his groups of devotees, where he then used his control to turn everyone crazy, causing said devotees to rip penthenus apart with their bare hands
  • when king lycurgus of thrace found out that dionysos was in town, he locked up all of his nymph followers as punishment. what did dion do? he made lycurgus go mad, and chop his own son to bits and pieces with an axe. then, he even cursed the whole kingdom of thrace with drought, until lycurgus died, which made his people capture and murder him

SO BASICALLY: yeah dionysos is a chill guy who marks graves with dildos, but if u anger him he’ll rly fuck u up

anonymous asked:

I still think we're getting Bellarke, mostly because it's clear the writers have ZERO intent in giving him any other real love interest and I refuse to believe they consider MURPHY more worthy of a love story than Bell. But I really feel we're heading for a Bellamy who has to stand faithfully by while his true love explicitly carries out her dead "soulmate's" (who would've had him dead) destiny, and that is the most depressing ending for him I can imagine.

Disagree. L/xa has already fulfilled her in-universe destiny (as it served the plot), as much as I know that I’m going to get hate for this, it seems very clear that L/xa’s in-universe “destiny” was also to begin to form a tentative alliance between the Arkadians and the Grounders (largely prompted by Clarke) and then die, so we could have the big AI reveal, which is exactly what she’s done. She had no other destiny outside of that. 

Clarke on the other hand, has always been our hero. She’s the focus of the story. We are watching her develop as a person and a leader every Season (even in Season 3A where it seemed she’d stagnated-she was still growing-just not the active kind we’d been used to seeing from her). This Season her story is obviously about becoming her own type of leader, we’ve heard people mention L/xa, absolutely true, both Niylah and Roan have mentioned her more than once, but the key is when they mention her. Both mention her at times when Clarke seems like she needs motivation, they continue to tie L/xa to Clarke not just in a romantic fashion, but in a leadership sense as well. 

In 405, L/xa is mentioned because Roan and Clarke are once again discussing a plan:

Clarke: “Before you kidnapped him, did Kane tell you about the Nightblood solution?”

Roan: “He tried. Sounds to me like you’re making the next Commander.”

Here, Clarke shakes her head a bit-she’s clearly frustrated

Clarke: “The Flame is gone and you know it.”

Roan: “If Octavia is to be believed.”

Clarke: “Roan, this isn’t a conspiracy. I am doing everything I can to save all of us.”

Roan: “No you’re not. You grieve for L/xa, yet you’ve learned nothing from her. She was Trikru, but she rose above loyalty to clan. You tell yourself you have, too. The great Wanheda, the Commander of Death, who says she wants to save everyone, but builds a ship for herself, for her people.” 

This is not a romantic L/xa reference, although it could be seen as one. Roan is calling Clarke’s leadership out. While a lot of us think L/xa wasn’t the greatest leader, she did manage to put aside divisions that had stood for almost a century and form a coalition between clans when no one else could. She even put aside the vengeance she must have desired for Costia’s death so that Azgeda could join. Even after Nia plotted against her, L/xa didn’t kick Azgeda out of the coalition, she got rid of the head of the snake (so to speak) and put Roan on the throne instead. Clarke had not done that as of 405, because, as Roan states, if a plan isn’t going to save everyone like you promised, why waste manpower trying to make it happen?

In 406, Clarke is detailing what the plan is: 

Clarke: “I’m going to the island today, to take rocket fuel to Raven and my mom so they can make Nightblood.”

Niylah: “I’m sorry I couldn’t stop that boy from destroying your home.”

Clarke: “It’s not your fault. Now we don’t have to worry about locking 450 people out when the deathwave comes. Or sharing it with Azgeda.” insert self-deprecating smile.

Clarke’s been obviously stressed since she started talking to Niylah, and it’s not a coincidence that Niylah chooses this moment to mention L/xa.

Niylah: “L/xa would be proud of you. We’re all your people now. She believed that, too. She lives on through you.”

All of this could absolutely be seen as romantic, but as Niylah was unaware of Clarke and L/xa’s romantic relationship, it seems more likely that she’s talking about leadership. The entire sentence is about L/xa’s desire to merge all the clans into one coalition and how Clarke is now essentially trying to do the same. 

Also the “She lives on through you.” could be excellent foreshadowing for Clarke not having to take the chip. She doesn’t need a “chip” L/xa when she carries her with her at all times. 

In 408 L/xa, or at least her position, is mentioned twice (once by Roan and again by Murphy):

Again, Roan and Clarke are discussing a plan:

Roan: “You OK?”

Clarke: “Are you?”

Roan: “Nightbloods. You think I’d have learned my lesson after L/xa. We’re doing the right thing.”

Clarke: “You sure about that?”

Roan: “Certainty’s a luxury leaders can’t afford.”

Clarke: “I’m no king.”-This is Clarke rejecting leadership or at least her ability to lead

Roan: “Maybe not, but you were born for this. L/xa knew it and so do I. You don’t back down when things get hard.”

Clarke: “It’s always hard.”

Roan: “Yet here you are. I know you don’t believe it now, but…one day they will thank you for what you’re doing here. ”

Clarke: “Murphy won’t. Emori won’t.”

Roan: “If it works they will.”

Clarke: “What if it doesn’t work?”

Roan: “Then we die, knowing we did everything we could to save our people.”

Clarke: “Did you come up here to make me feel better?”

Roan: “It’s never been my strength.”

This is another conversation about leadership. Roan, despite his quip about comfort not being his strength, absolutely intended to make Clarke feel better. And he used L/xa to do that. Clarke put herself down, she’s doubting her ability to make the tough calls. She doesn’t want to do this anymore. She’s faltering. And so Roan reminds her that she’s already done it before. That a large part (if not all) of the reason L/xa fought so hard for Arkadia to become a part of the coalition was because Clarke insisted on it. He’s probably realized that Clarke is the reason he’s King of Azgeda and not dead. He’s using L/xa’s name to fortify Clarke’s leadership.

Now on to Murphy (who fighting for his life and Emori’s):

Murphy: “Who the hell do you think you are, huh?”

Clarke: “I’m trying to save us.” 

Murphy: “Save us? Ah right, Wanheda, savior of us all! But maybe you’re forgetting that last time you saved us, I was saving you!”

Clarke: “I’m not forgetting.”

Murphy: “You haven’t forgotten? Then please, you don’t need to do this. Don’t do it. Please, please, you don’t need to do this. You know it’s too bad that you weren’t a real Nightblood, because then you could have been Commander. Imagine how many people you could have killed then.”

Now, Murphy’s line about the Commander, especially given so soon after Roan’s statement (That Clarke was born to be a leader. That L/xa knew it.) Probably struck a chord with Clarke. Murphy, like so many of the Arkadians, have no good experiences with the Commander and Clarke herself has seen what L/xa did under that title. Does she really want to strive to be a leader like L/xa? Is that what she wants to emulate? Does she want her legacy to be death and destruction?

And Clarke, after her conversation with Murphy can finally answer that question: “No.”

After all of these conversations about leadership that specifically mention L/xa? What does Clarke do? She rejects one of L/xa’s tenants: “That’s what it means to be a leader, Clarke. The truth is, we must look into the eyes of our warriors and say, “go die for me.”-L/xa in 214 “Bodyguard of Lies”

Instead of looking at Emori, at Murphy, at anyone else to take the Nightblood serum and see if it will work, Clarke chooses to inject herself. So yes, there were lots of L/xa mentions this Season from seemingly random individuals (and we might get even more), but every single one has served a purpose. To remind Clarke that she’s a leader, to give her strength, to show her she’s already made these decisions before and to encourage her to be her own kind of leader. The one she was before she began taking L/xa’s leadership advice (which might have worked for L/xa and all the Commanders before her, but was slowly killing Clarke on the inside.)

You haven’t been witnessing the story of Clarke carrying out L/xa’s destiny. You’ve been witnessing the story of Clarke finally stepping into her own. And if that’s not someone you want to see Bellamy with (who, by the way, has actually been doing his own growing-although his is more emotional-learning who he is outside of just being Octavia’s big brother), then maybe you should….ship him with someone else?

Once Upon Two Pianos

Originally posted by daenso

Everyday from three to five pm, you’d hear the person living behind your house play their piano. At first, you only listened to them play. But after a while, you started playing your own piano, too. It didn’t go very well, because they may have heard you play, but then the two of you practiced playing together through the thick wall that separated you.

After school, you’d race back to your house to make it at three and play with that person. No conversation was needed, when the clock struck three, either one of you would definitely play. You didn’t decide on a song, when one of you started, the other just followed the tune. Mistakes were normal, no one stopped when someone made a mistake.

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Lessons I Picked Up On In:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum

1) Murder is okay, so long as it’s being done by good people to rid the world of evil.
2) If you wish that you had a specific trait (or traits), pay attention to your actions. You may already have those traits and just don’t know it.
3) Just because other people say that another person can help you does not always mean that person can help you.
4) Always question legends, myths, and hearsay.
5) Don’t do opium, it can kill you.
6) You are more powerful than you imagine yourself to be.
7) Sometimes all you need to bring out the best in you is something to focus your energy into.
8) People can commit evil acts without actually being evil.
9) You can’t always rely on others.

If you disagree or have lessons that I missed from this book, please let me know. I just might do this for each book in the series, so long as the same lessons aren’t repeated and I can pick up on enough.

Attending The Yule Ball With Draco Would Include...
  • Him asking you in the most impressive way 
  • He’d buy nearly half the stock of Honeydukes and signed copies of all of your favourite books 
  • He’d give it all to you at dinner in the Great Hall where everyone can see so that he can show off he’s yours 
  • “Y/N, I love you so much, will you do me the great honour of attending the Ball with me?" 
  • Him being extremely confident on the outside but knowing he’s probably on the verge of a mental breakdown 
  • "Of course, love." 
  • The smile on his face when you say yes 
  • Draco taking you to the astronomy tower later that night and telling you all about how scared he was but also telling you how much he loves you 
  • "The stars remind me of your eyes." 
  • "You can stop being soppy now Draco." 
  • Narcissa insisting she goes dress shopping with your mum so they can both pick out ‘killer’ outfits 
  • Snape giving you your dress box at the end of a potions lesson 
  • "Miss Y/L/N this is your Yule Ball dress. Your mother gave it to me to give to you." 
  • "Look Seamus, Professor Snape bought Y/N her Yule Ball dress! Recon he hand stitched it himself?" 
  • "Detention, Mr Thomas." 
  • Opening the box when you get back to your common room and staring in awe at the red and black sequins 
  • Wondering how much it cost 
  • Draco complaining that his suit isn’t green or completely black 
  • "You should be happy that we’ll be looking glamorous at all, Draco!" 
  • "Love, I look glamorous all the time anyway." 
  • Draco waiting for you at the entrance to the Great Hall on the night 
  • Watching his mouth drop open and then a proud smirk form on his face when he sees you 
  • Draco wearing a black suit with red collars and a black button down shirt with a red tie 
  • Draco’s hair not being slicked back (for once) and falling slightly in light curls at the sides of his face 
  • Draco kissing your hand and then presenting you with a green bracelet when you finally reach him 
  • Kissing him after putting the bracelet on with everyone staring at the two of you because of how great you both look 
  • Narcissa having hired a professional photographer to take pictures of the two of you all night 
  • Draco muttering profanities as Harry enters with his date 
  • "Potter, pretending he’s all that. Ugh, look at him! He doesn’t even know how to dance…" 
  • "Draco you look a million times hotter than Harry, I don’t get why you’re worrying!" 
  • "Love, I know - I always do." 
  • Dancing with Draco, the two of you showing off your prestigious status and noting how well the two of you can dance 
  • Draco creeping his hand down lower than it needs to be 
  • Feeling him smile into your hair as you tell him everyone can see 
  • Draco doing it again 
  • Both sneaking off to the Black Lake after the ball 
  • Dancing in the moonlight 
  • Tracing your hand over the curves of Draco’s face
  • Draco slowly taking off your dress and you slowly undoing his shirt 
  • Losing your virginity to Draco 
  • Sneaking off back to your dorms and kissing each other night 
  • "Tonight was… amazing." 
  • "I know, I love you Draco." 
  • "I love you too, beautiful." 
  • Receiving a letter a few days later from Narcissa expressing how amazing the two of you looked

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battle stats.

tagged by:  @mihhilfirratan
tagging: @l-promised-him & EVERYONE WHO SEES THIS.

general.

★ ★ ★ ☆  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — strength  (He’s definitely not the strongest)
★ ☆  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — offense (The worst when it comes to offense)
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — defense (He’s more of the type to run but if prepared                                                                                                   could dodge an attack or two.)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — speed (Not bad but tires easily)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — durability (At least no matter what, 

                                                                   he’ll always get back up.)

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — accuracy 
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — agility 
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — stamina (this returns to the ‘tires easily’)
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — teamwork  (Hah)
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — stealth

specifics.

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — close combat
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — bladed weapons ( swords, daggers )
★ ☆ ☆  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — blunt weapons ( clubs, staffs, axes )  
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — ranged weapons ( archery, guns )
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — superpowers / abilities
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — traps / setups
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  — medic (at least knows common first aid)

any lasting injuries from combat ?

No lasting injuries from combat as Yuki has never actually be a part of battle. However in a sense, one might say he’s been through worse.

fighting style ? ( bold any that apply. )

commander / duelist / honorable / dishonorable / would have others do their fighting / stealthy / long-ranged / melee / technological / sorcery / superhuman abilities / has fought in a tourney / a lover of fighting / a hater of fighting / cowardly / reckless / strategic / uses underhanded tricks / renowned for their skill / trained / untrained / keeps skills a secret / won a battle / lost a battle / ruthless / merciful

Gunther Dialogue
Fire Emblem: Fates
Gunther Dialogue

For four anons!

Huh, surprisingly, his speech wasn’t that hard. I would compare it with Joker’s in that they use a lot of humble and polite speech. But anyway, we went from cradle robbing to being cradle robbed… o_o.

Disclaimers as usual!

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Korean Notes Masterlist

Here is a full list of all my study notes for learning Korean and 한글. I based most of my notes off of the apps Hangul, Drops, and Memrise.


Hangul App

1. Hangul  An odd short quote from the original Hangul document. Honestly I don’t know why I posted it here, it was just apart of my notes.

2. History of Hangul My notes of the short history lesson that Hangul (Korean Language app) gives.

Upcoming Lesson Notes

Key: If there is a description for a lesson note then that means I have already written the notes. If there is only a title then that means I moderately looked at the lesson.

4.l. Basic Vowels Covers simple understanding of syllable blocks. Also, the place holder consonant ㅇ, and the 8 basic vowels ㅡ, ㅜ, ㅗ, ㅣ,ㅏand,ㅓ.

4.ll. Basic Consonants