like why is this guy allowed to vote

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We’ve been talking about equal pay for women since they had the right to vote, for God’s sake, and why hasn’t that changed? Why don’t people of color get the recognition they deserve? I grew up in a society here in Los Angeles, you know, and at times, couldn’t understand why I wasn’t playing the roles that were afforded to everybody else. Was I too ethnic or not ethnic enough? I think it speaks highly that a show like Mr. Robot has allowed a guy like me to be a male lead, or considered for one, which I don’t think would have happened five years ago.

Kamigami no Asobi

And I’m back! With all the holidays we’ve been having I haven’t had much of a chance to get to posting but I’m back now and ready to rock!



So this is the show that’s been occupying my time recently and I specifically chose it because nothing beats a good reverse harem now and then. I think the last one I wrote about was probably BroCon, so I figure it couldn’t hurt to put up a post about this bunch of super good-looking guys going after/befriending that one girl. I have to hand it to these people that make these reverse harem animes because I’m not sure about the rest of you (and I’m sure I must have said this before) but female leads can so easily become the most annoying characters you have ever come across if their character is portrayed in this weak/wishy-washy way. I know a lot of people will probably think I’m crazy when I say this, but as big of a hit as “Kimi ni Todoke” was, the female lead, Sawako, almost drove me around the bend by the end of the 2nd season. Don’t get me wrong though - I did quite like that show and it had some awesome funny moments, but that’s a post for another time.. Anyway, my point here is that most of the reverse harem animes I’ve watched have female leads that are sweet, honest, kind, caring and genuine, maintaining this personality throughout and I think this is ideal for this kind of show.



Now.. Enough about the girls, I say.. Let’s get to what this anime is about (besides insanely hot guys).. So, in this anime, Zeus (the major god of all gods) decides that some of the gods (Greek, Japanese and Norse) are not up to scratch and that they’ve lost touch with humanity. To this end, he decides that these gods need to be taught a lesson… literally (although it still baffles me how he manages to control gods from other mythologies when he himself is Greek - but let’s not dwell too much on it for now). He creates a school for these gods in order for them to learn about humans and what it is to be human but strips them of their powers until they are able to successfully graduate from the school - if they don’t graduate, they will remain trapped in that “garden” (a.k.a alternative dimension) for all eternity. 



A bit harsh, but Zeus is a bit of an extremist that way. Now, it’s no use having a school about humans without having at least one human there. Enter Yui Kusanagi - a Japanese high school girl who, on the last day of school, is whisked away to this alternative dimension in order to be the “human” that these gods will learn from.. The show, in time-honoured, reverse-harem tradition, then revolves around our girl, Yui, getting to know each of these gods whilst adjusting to her new life here. Each of the gods, in turn, share a bit of themselves, their pasts, likes, dislikes etc. with her and deepen the bonds between them. But of course, this all helps with their assignment of getting to know about what it is to be human. Convenient right? There is a bit of a plot twist near the end, but I’m not about to give that away.. You’ll just have to watch these hot guys for yourself to find out - what a shame.. Hahaha! Yeah right! You know you’re going to love every minute as much as I did..



As is my style, a rundown of the characters is in order here - you know, ‘cos we need to know about the different mythologies right? ;) So without further adieu (and don’t worry - I’m always thorough, so I’ll be covering all our characters of interest here)…

Yui Kusanagi (Human)



Our main girl who gets whisked away to this strange island and is tasked with the job of teaching these gods about humanity. Hand-picked by Zeus for the task, she is initially pretty overwhelmed but decides to make the best of it and tries to get everyone to graduate so that everyone can go back to the places they came from and go back to their normal lives. She’s quite open, honest, caring, somewhat outspoken and will go to bat and defend the boys when she feels strongly. She’s determined and will not be dissuaded from reaching each of the gods and trying to get them to open up a bit. This obviously comes from a place of genuine care and is not just because she wants to graduate asap. She’s also rather talented in kendo and swordplay and is quite an active person. The people tasked to help her with her job is Thoth Caduceus (the most intimidating teacher ever!) and her dorm companion is a doll named Melissa that she vents to from time to time. Although she tries to keep it strictly friends, the guys can’t help but like her - some of them going to some pretty big extremes for her.



Apollon Agana Belea (Greek god of the sun)



Just like his name, he is bright, light and cheerful and always has a smile on his face (unless he’s facing off with his father Zeus). He has a rather innocent personality and is also open and honest with everyone, which is why he quickly gets the popularity vote and his chosen to be the student council president. It’s this openness and honesty that allows him to be quite straightforward with Yui about his feelings toward her from the start, but he never means any harm by it and is quite respectful with her and protective of his “fairy”. Yui and Apollon have similar personalities in this regard, which is why they get along quite well as friends. His lack of experience with humans shows the most though because he is always misinterpreting human customs, usually with a pretty hilarious result! Just wait until you see Santa! Lol! If you like your guys happy and carefree, then Apollon would definitely be ideal for you!


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Tsukito Totsuka (Japanese god of the moon)



I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the personalities of the gods reflect their particular gift, which is why it’s understandable that Tsukito has this whimsical, dreamy, almost mysterious kind of aura around him - kind of like when you look at the moon and wonder what’s up there… A quiet type, Tsukito follows things by the book to a fault, referring to the things he does as “missions” and seeming to take no real pleasure from his experiences. He’s the one that has the hardest time trying to understand what it is to be human because he has done nothing but stare at the moon for his entire life and has never had reason to do anything else. He finds it difficult to connect but does try his best to fulfill the missions asked of him. Even when he spends the day with Yui, he never makes a pass at her and just goes about things in this super-logical way. That said, he’s not cold per se, he’s just a bit off-beat. If you like a bit of challenge then Tsukito would probably be best for you and I get the feeling that if you were the one person lucky enough to reach him, that you’d never have to worry about anyone taking him from you…


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Balder Hringhorni (Norse god of light)



Converse to Tsukito, you would most definitely have to worry about competition in the form of men, women, animals, plants, nature…everything!! Balder is a particularly blessed god where all of creation loves him and nothing can ever harm him (except himself - he has a tendency to fall over a lot - rather cute really).. He is the most popular of all the gods with the students and is often treated like a celebrity, with his long, flowing hair and gentle smile. Even though this is the case, he’s actually rather lonely because of this “fake love”, preferring to spend his time with those that see him for who he is, especially Loki. Although he has a very sweet, charming, supportive personality, he also has a much darker side to him that is rarely seen. He has a jealous streak a mile wide (something you see from the get-go if you’re watching closely) and can be rather possessive -  something we see when it comes to Yui in particular. If you like your guys sweet, considerate with a bit of a possessive/jealous/dangerous streak then Balder is the type I think you’d like..


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Hades Aidoneus (Greek god of the underworld)



Being in charge of the underworld one can expect this particular god to come with a lot of hang-ups, his main being that everyone should stay away from him because he is cursed with misfortune and will bring misery to everyone around him. Although these exclamations of “stay away!” are rather amusing at first, eventually you realise that this holds more sadness than anything else. Because he is cursed with a grudge that the dead hold against him, he really does bring misfortune, so he isolates himself and makes himself seem unapproachable and almost scary so that those around him can be happy without having his misery ruin their lives. Hades is actually the uncle of both Apollon and Dionysus, and is the brother of Zeus, so he sometimes takes on a little bit of a protective role among the rest of the gods. Although he’s rather stoic and sullen, he does have a gentler side and has a particular love of strawberries, rice cakes and astronomy. Almost a tsundere type (although he does it for a really good reason), if you like your guys a bit solemn and are just aching to be the ray of sunshine in his life, then Hades is where it’s at.


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Takeru Totsuka (Japanese god of the sea)



Although he is a god that is associated with water, Takeru has a rather fiery personality and is usually at odds with Yui initially and has little interest in playing nice, getting along and attending classes with the others, preferring to remain close to his brother Tsukito. It takes him a bit of time to warm up (not unlike the sea I guess) but once you have his respect, you reap all the benefits of having someone like him around. He has a rather hard edge and doesn’t express himself in the nicest of ways but he means well and will always protect those that are important to him - to the point of breaking shackles in order to do so. Like Yui, he also has a love for swordplay/kendo and is always maintaining his fitness - something that they bond over, in addition to the 2 of them being of Japanese origin. Takeru really does have some tsundere in him because although he has a brash personality and can be intimidating in that regard, he can let his guard down from time to time, just long enough to see his true feelings. If you like fit, active, outspoken and typically lively guys who reserve their softer side just for a select few to see, then Takeru would be the best choice.


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Loki Laevatein (Norse god of fire)



Just going on the reputation Loki has, one immediately knows that this guys is all about mischief! If the word “asobi” in the title applies to anyone, it has to be Loki. Always playing pranks and getting up to no good, he never gives up and opportunity to stir the pot while trying to claim the glory for himself, e.g. the lovers rings and the Cinderella ad-lib play come to mind.. Like Takeru, he takes forever to come around to tolerating (let alone liking) Yui and at some point you start to wonder if you’ve stepped into a boys love anime. He is best friends with Balder and usually tries to get between Balder and Yui, which raises the question as to exactly how close he wants to be to Balder (however this shouldn’t really be too surprising given that gods have actually fallen in love with men in the stories, e.g. Apollo fell in love with Hyacinthus). But I digress.. Although Loki seems totally suspicious sometimes, he has good reason for what he does and can be serious when he needs to be. A self-proclaimed “liar”, it can take some time and patience to tolerate his antics, but once you get past it you realise that he actually very genuine with a strong sense of loyalty to his friends - usually taking on heavy burdens and hiding/distracting from it under the guise of a joke/prank/smile. Loki is a handful at times but if you can see past it to the real him and the way he values his partnerships above all else, then you may quite like him.


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Thor Megingjard (Norse god of thunder)



Completing the Norse trio, Thor keeps a watch over both Balder and Loki and has done so ever since the three were small, realising that Balder and Loki share a certain bond. He has a bit of a stiff manner about him (monotone voice, expressionless face) that comes across as a bit uninviting. But he doesn’t mean anything bad by it - that’s just the way he is. Rather matter of fact, logical, dependable and straightforward he is like a balancing force for the three gods with his calm personality and is usually found hanging around with Loki in the “going home club”. Want to know what I’m talking about? Watch the show! If you like that no-nonsense type who will be a voice of reason and offer you support, then pick Thor…



Dionysus Thyrsos (Greek god of wine and merry-making)



Just like his description suggests, Dionysus approaches life with a positive, carefree attitude and just wants to enjoy his time - making merry, as it were. He doesn’t stress about much and can be a bit oblivious at times, e.g. proclaiming to have a blank notebook (right before exams are set to take place) with a smile on his face.. He’s laid-back (borderline lazy when it comes to doing things he’s not really interested in) but actually rather industrious with a very green thumb - growing flowers and fruits (especially grapes) and making juice from these - although sometimes I get the feeling that’s he actually making wine. As Apollo’s brother and Hades nephew, he rounds out the Greek gods, lending his support to them and others when they need it. If you’re looking for someone uncomplicated, that enjoys life to the full and grabs opportunities for fun/happiness wherever it may be, then I think you’d have a lot of good times with Dionysus.


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Thoth Caduceus (Egyptian god of knowledge)



The most intimidating teacher you will ever come across, Thoth (although he’s rather good-looking with that tan skin, light hair and the monocle) is entrusted with educating the other gods about humanity and is the person appointed to help Yui with her task. All good and well in theory but he’s actually rather difficult to approach and isn’t really very helpful, usually complaining that this isn’t his problem and he’s not really concerned. And may the gods help you if you show no interest in his classes, slack off or play games. He’s like that evil lecturer you had in undergrad that will just as quickly walk out of the classroom if you don’t pay attention. However, when he requires something to be done, he has no problem letting Yui know and has this habit of always getting Yui up against a wall and slamming a hand next to her head (you know the pose). Even when he shows a “softer” side, he does it in the harshest manner. He has that scary, sexy appeal so if you think you can handle it and you’d like to be disciplined and kept after school (yes - I totally went there), then Thoth could probably put you in your place.


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Zeus Keraunos (Greek god of sky and thunder)



The father of both Apollon and Dionysus and brother to Hades, Zeus comes across as a bit of an ass in this show. A completely over-inflated sense of self (to be so arrogant as to imprison gods from not only his origin but from other nationalities), he believes that this is the only way to achieve the goal of getting the gods to understand humanity. That arrogance can be his downfall though, as Hades so elegantly proves at one point. Serving as the main “antagonist” here, the rest of our main characters band together to try and overcome the challenges Zeus sets before them (including changing seasons at a moments notice) to try and graduate and escape the shackles he’s placed on them (to restrain their powers) and to escape from the garden he has created. However, like any father, even though the methods may be questionable, there is always a reason for his actions. If you’re looking for that powerful, dominating, older-guy type then Zeus is your ideal match.


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Anubis Ma'at (Egyptian god of the dead)



Funnily enough, even though Kaji Yuuki gets credited for voicing this role, he doesn’t actually say that much! Lol! That aside, Anubis is actually rather more adorable than hot - always getting into some kind of mischief whenever he’s away from Thoth-sama’s side. The most notable being his “role” in the Cinderella incident! Anubis doesn’t interact with the others much (unless he’s being chased down by Dionysus) and is usually seen wandering around in the background of off by himself in the garden somewhere - probably while Thoth tends to his classes. Being of the same descent, it’s obvious that Thoth and Anubis share a bond and in one of the most adorable ending scenes, Thoth agrees to play with Anubis, much to his delight.. If you’re looking for the ultimate “quiet type” (he won’t say much else but “balu-balu”) and perhaps want to look after someone, then I think Anubis would be a good fit for you!


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Melissa (Doll)



Oh Melissa.. Even though this doll has a quintessentially english name, this doll is actually a “guy” for all intents and purposes. He serves as Yui’s companion and confidant since she’s all alone in another dorm come evening time. A gift from Zeus (and one of his creations), Melissa tries to offer Yui advice whenever she needs it (and sometimes even when she doesn’t) and has quite a laidback approach to most of the situations that trouble her, fully trusting that things will work out in the end and that she shouldn’t agonize over things so much. Sometimes his advice is helpful, other times it can be a bit off the mark but he means well and if usually just trying to look out for her in the only way he can - being a doll and what not. He has a bit of a “rough around the edges”/“street smart” kind of way of speaking and although Melissa might not be ideal in terms of wanting to find a hot date, he would probably make a nice partner considering his laidback vibe and his “don’t stress” approach to life.


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The one thing that has to be said for this reverse harem is that, unlike others I’ve watched, this one seems to have a thing about showing skin! I have never seen so many near-naked anime characters in my life! What is up with that? Not that it’s a bad thing by any means, but my eyes almost fell out of my head when they decided they would go swimming at the beach! Yikes! Not to mention that even the ending theme song has these guys in some super suggestive half-naked poses.. Yeesh.. Talk about turning up the heat on the sex appeal there.. Commence eye candy parade!


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Admittedly, I did some checking and it turns out that this show is made by the same people that made Brothers Conflict, i.e. Brain’s Base, which automatically means that you’re in excellent hands. Some of the voice actors used here have also appeared in BroCon (such as Ono Daisuke, Kamiya Hiroshi, Hosoya Yoshimasa and Kaji Yuuki) and then we have some of my/our other regular favourites. That kind of line up is a no-brainer in my mind and there is always additional content that you can enjoy too - like the opening and ending themes which are sung by our main 6 characters, as well as bonus cds!



Although this show has the normal “girl surrounded by hot dudes” theme, unlike BroCon where pretty much every dude has his eye on the main girl as a suitable companion, in this reverse-harem most of the guys look to Yui as a friend first which kind of reflects that fact that they are indeed gods. However, mythology is much more flexible and it wasn’t unheard of for gods to fall in love with humans and interact with them. To this end, even though all of them see Yui as a friend, there are those with some other intentions toward her - some choosing to keep it under wraps and other being pretty open about it. Watching this show also has the side effect of wanting to make you go look up a bit about the various mythologies and like I said at the beginning - it’s totally educational too, which means you should never feel guilty for watching it! Lol!


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Kamigami has a bit of comedy and romance and explores the theme of friendship more than anything else. Besides the hot dudes, the storylines were fun and sometimes a little deep which gave it a nice balance. The “goal” of having this school, i.e. graduating, serves as the thread that ties the stories together and allows each of the characters and the storyline to develop as the show goes along and there is also a nice surprise twist at the end too! Intrigued by that last bit? Well then, I suggest that you take a ride on a Pegasus, head on over to the garden and join the boys (and girl) to see what games the gods are getting up to in Kamigami no Asobi!


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Safe and Warm

Summary: The reader is in a polygamous relationship with Misha and Vicki and on her way to their weekly dinner her self-hate slams into her like a bag full of bricks. Misha and Vicki help the reader through it.

Author: Nikki

Pairing: Misha x Plus-sized!Reader x Vicki

Gender: Female

Word count: 5,500+ post edit (was 4529)

Warnings: SEVERE SELF HATE! (like in detail self-hate); Polygamous (Maybe poly-amorous)relationship, fluff, NO smut(is that a warning?), inferred previous smut, body image issues, cursing

f/h/b= favorite hot beverage

y/e/c= Your eye color

A/N: This is how I experience depression and this story came from a dream that I had in my last “episode” it really helped me and I hope that maybe it can help someone else.

If you ever need to talk, my ask box is always open; I’ll answer anything that I can privately.

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We’ve been talking about equal pay for women since they had the right to vote, for God’s sake, and why hasn’t that changed? Why don’t people of color get the recognition they deserve?
I grew up in a society here in Los Angeles, you know, and at times, couldn’t understand why I wasn’t playing the roles that were afforded to everybody else. Was I too ethnic or not ethnic enough?
I think it speaks highly that a show like Mr. Robot has allowed a guy like me to be a male lead, or considered for one, which I don’t think would have happened five years ago.
—  Rami Malek in an interview for TIME [x]
OTHER THAN A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CAN SOMEONE STOP GIVING WHITE COPS GUNS TO SHOOT EVERY BLACK THEY SEE?!

The 2nd amendment was for the right to bear arms against a corrupt government, which at the original time was Britain’s, for times where the government overtaxed and had more power than the people while under excessive control. (Kinda what we have now, but a revolution can get a lot of people jailed or killed.)

Wasn’t this country founded on the idea of being for the people’s freedom, not the control of it?

Even politicians aren’t even being subtle on how much they want your vote to count so they can win, but there will be a tax for that soon like the greedy tollways of Illinois, I’m sure. Even Maryland has a tax for flushing toilets AND ILLINOIS JOINS MARYLAND IN A TAX OF THE FRICKIN RAIN.

The government’s control should be from the consent of the governed so, why is it only those in power are allowed to have power and try and keep it for themselves? I mean, sure, the popular vote “influences” the electoral college vote which has the final say, making your vote not actually count if the popular vote is in one party’s favor, but electoral college picks the other guy (like Al Gore and George Bush where Bush won because of the college, even though Gore won the popular vote). It’s like the “White Hats” from Box Trolls, the rich stay fat and rich while bragging about it to each other while they look down on anyone underclass.

I don’t care what anyone says, there needs to be a new American revolution because we sure can’t leave for another land like when we left Britain for freedom. That would mean taking another nation’s land.

Added note: The US is the only country who taxes you for renouncing your citizenship and it would cost you $2,350 (USD), but then you get an “expatriation tax” on top of it.

THIS IS WHY FANS SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO VOTE FOR TALENT!

she was one of the best dancers out there, with some of the highest scores all season, and she was voted out, while guys like the bachelor continue to stick around, despite not even coming close to reaching her scores.

WE STILL LOVE YOU, WILLOW!