logically emotionless

anonymous asked:

Re: Mycroft saying please. When powerful men beg it is hotter than the sun.

There’s a lot of reasons I fell for Mystrade. 

I like how their differences match up as tight as jigsaw pieces. Openhearted bravery, and emotionless logic; a man who clearly once owned a motorbike, and a man who takes time each morning to match his pocket handkerchief to his suit. Mycroft delegates; Greg rolls his sleeves up. 

Mycroft is, in a word, difficult. Greg is easy. 

I like the emotional quality of the things they share - a certain weariness, a touch of impatience, a force of will. 

And I really like that when you put them together, it’s not at all obvious who’s coming out on top.

In every sense of the phrase.

These two are decisive, intelligent, successful men - committed professionals, used to being listened to, used to a certain level of respect.

I fucking love that.

It reminds me of the whole reason I fell so hard for slash fiction. 

A romance between two heroes? Yes please. I don’t want to read about one heroic bell-end and a suitably accommodating love interest, who’s only there to reflect back at him how heroic he is. I want to read about two people, who both deserve my adoration as a reader, and the things that they do together. 

I like reading about characters who have weaknesses and cracks and flaws, but are strong enough to do something about it - and strong enough to look out for someone else on the way.

I love reading stuff where two men manage to fall in love while remaining as the men they were. Slash couples shouldn’t be crammed into some creepy “I’ll be The Man, you be The Woman” parody of that heterosexual fairytale we’re all so forcefully told is the only possible True Love.

It’s not. 

And Mystrade is so awesome for illustrating that. 

Isn’t it fascinating that Established Relationship stories are so easy and plentiful in our pairing? Because we all know it works so well. 

All those “I had a terrible day at the office” stories work because that’s the kind of thing two real, rounded people do in an actual relationship. 

Here’s the thing. 

Mycroft and Greg, as characters, both contain a huge amount of strength and weakness. Mycroft in particular runs the full gamut from “I am the power of the British nation” to “oh shit, I absolutely cannot cope”. 

And yeah… I like it when he begs.

Because that’s the utter joy of most slash pairings. Two decisive, intelligent, successful people who can occupy the entirety of the emotional scale in their own right - from way up on high, “I’ve got this, we’re going to be okay,” all the way down to, “I need you to help me, I am not okay”. They can occupy that scale around each other, transform each other, drag each other up from the dirt - kicking and screaming if necessary. But there’s movement. There’s dynamism.

And that’s really sexy.

And it means more to us as readers. 

That’s all of our lives, right? One day you’re leading the front line attack. The next you’re curled in a ball somewhere. We’ve all done it. And we’ve all known what it feels like when someone reaches down for you and says, “I’m strong today - because yesterday, you dragged me up here. Now you’re down there. So get a hold of my hand.”

I like when powerful men beg because there’s not actually any such thing as a powerful man.

Society has tried convincing us of it for years, and it’s not true. We’re constantly fed these Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows and cultural myths about supposedly Powerful Men who blow up the helicopter, get the girl and save the day.

It’s unrealistic. It’s boring. 

It doesn’t mean anything to us. 

I’d much rather have the story about two blokes who try their hardest, feel like shit sometimes but don’t give in, get hold of each other, and together become more than the sum of their parts.

Who wouldn’t rather have that?

So yes, he’s The British Government - and yes, he can have people dragged off into limousines - and sure, he could probably have the whole world moved an inch to the left if he wanted…

But now and then, he needs somebody to say, “I know you’re not alright. Just show me that you’re weak, and I’ll give you my strength.”

That gives me shivers.

That’s why I like it when Mycroft says ‘please’.

anonymous asked:

I was just wondering...How would Ut/Uf/Us Papyrus react to a S/O who is autistic and have problems controlling their emotions and is seriously insecure about it?

as someone who struggles with anxiety and has trouble understanding their own emotions, i feel you so much -Mod Rolly

Undertale Papyrus

DO NOT WORRY, DATEMATE!! HE IS THE MOST EXPERTISE MONSTER OF ALL CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH THE TRAGEDY OF EMOTION!! No, seriously, buckle up, because Papyrus in-game has excellent control of his own emotions. If the significant other begins to doubt their capabilities, fear not!! He’s quick to swoop in to give some reassurance, all the while subtly giving advice on how to handle a certain situation. You’re in the right hands- .. er, skeletal hands, that is.

Underfell Papyrus

AH. SO YOU JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE EMOTIONS CORRECTLY? He doesn’t see why it should be a bother to you- after all, you’re still standing here, right? He has a very “it’s not that important” sort of attitude- though the next day he presents you with a list of options you can use if you’re in a rut. Hey, at least he’s trying.

Underswap Papyrus

He doesn’t really care, actually. So what if you don’t understand them? What matters is that you stay true to yourself, and you shouldn’t be in a rush to know and analyse everything about yourself. He loves you, y’know. He hopes you know that, and he knows you love him, too.

anonymous asked:

It really upsets me how some people equate Aizawa's logical personality with being emotionless and uncaring when he's very clearly not. Same thing with people acting like he's completely incapable of taking care of himself.

Who says Dadzawa is uncaring? I will fight them.  (ง •̀_•́)ง

Aizawa constantly risks his life for other people. Sure, it’s in his job description, but if he didn’t have that personality trait he wouldn’t have pulled through in the hero business. His “emotionless” side comes from how calm he acts which helps him think during a situation. (You know…. like Kakashi.) But he’s far from being emotionless. He loses his temper when the media goes after his kids. He gets angry when the kids act out of line. He shows gratitude and respect to heroes that deserve it. (I’ll never get over how he wanted to get drinks with Toshi. I think about that a lot.) He panics from unforeseen villain attacks. He shows pride in his class when they showcase their capabilities. Every fucking scene that Aizawa is in, he’s showing some kind of emotion. Lmao, WHO DO I HAVE TO FIGHT????

About being incapable of taking care of himself… Lmao, I think he’s great at caring for others, but he is a little under the weather when it comes to himself. He never sleeps enough and he drinks juice pouches. I just want him to rest and eat real food….

shellpunchyouintheface  asked:

I'm a Slytherin lost in a Gryffindor world. Most of the people I hang out with are Gryffindor and they think I'm too emotionless and logical for them and have me coined as the next super villain. I just love your blog and relate to almost all of your posts. Thank you for doing this. It's awesome :)

Amazing! I’m the sarcastic cynical of my group. Sometimes my friends compare me to Chandler Bing bc I sometimes say sarcastic things that are funny idek XD

Everyone talks about how Clarke is the head and Bellamy is the heart, but it’s not just about them being good for each other. It’s what makes either of them able to lead. Clarke is not a good leader by herself. Left alone, Clarke makes logical, emotionless decisions in the name of the greater good and forgets the human element. She is the epitome of “the head.” Bellamy’s not a good leader by himself either. Left alone—as he was in season three—Bellamy makes emotional, erratic decisions that he doesn’t fully think through. He is the epitome of “the heart.” 

This is a common theme in The 100. Take Kane and Abby. Kane made terrible, logical decisions until he starting relying on Abby, who reminded him that humans are worth more than humanity. Kane is the head; Abby is the heart. But I think the most telling example is Jaha. In the first season, he was a good leader. He made logical and humane decisions. He was a “head”; Wells was his heart. When both Wells and the chancellorship are taken from him, he turns to fanaticism, looking desperately for something to cling to. But after A.L.I.E. and the City of Light betray him, he decides that nothing can be trusted. That’s why we’ve got the Jaha we do in season four, who believes that survival is more important than being human. He’s either lost or lost faith in the other half, the “heart.” 

I know Clexa shippers will be all over me for this, but I think this is why Clarke and Lexa, in the long run, wouldn’t have worked. They were both heads. Think of the decisions they made together: Lexa convinced Clarke to let a missile destroy a Trikru village; Lexa sacrificed Clarke’s people to save her own; Clarke sacrificed the mountain men to save her people. 

They loved each other so much, though, that they tried to make it work. You see a shift in season three: Lexa tries to be Clarke’s “heart”. She chooses Clarke over everyone else, even her own people. But I would argue that this was a terrible idea for Lexa. She was Commander, and a completely logical decision-maker up to this point. She needed someone to be her heart, and that was never going to be Clarke. Clarke had her own priorities, which she never gave up. Lexa died because she tried to be something she wasn’t. 

This “head and the heart” theme runs all through The 100. It’s balance. It’s yin and yang. And the consistency of this just sometimes makes me sit back and marvel.

True liliths

Summary of a discussion written by lionschmion on twitter! Direct word-for-word transfer from the astro master herself:

(Disclaimer: many thanks to Cae, @ohcaesu, for being a soundboard!)

Interpretations of Black Moon Lilith has always bothered me in astrology, because when it isn’t poetic gothic nonsense, it tends to describe Lilith as wrathful and vengeful – as in, a position that reflects the most dangerous form of anger. I have also seen Lilith also tends to be described as fear and insecurity, as though defining your deepest darkest secrets.

Both of these aren’t wrong, but I was never satisfied because it seemed… incomplete, and because it paints Lilith as irredeemably negative. I see Lilith as wild and untamed, and defying logic and consequence.

Black Moon Lilith is often referred to as the “dark side of the moon,” so with that reason, if you take the Sun position to be the “ego” (self-identity), and the Moon position to be the “super-ego” (rational understanding of your identity), then Lilith would be the “id” (pure desire and instinct).

As such Lilith is perhaps one of the most neutral positions of a natal chart – Lilith is neither good nor dark, Lilith simply represents pure unrestricted freedom, in all its anarchy and danger. Lilith is the raw form of a sign’s inner desire and impulse, without worry of consequence.

Lilith is as innocent as she is dangerous – the same level as a child, if you will. A child is capable of unconditional love but also unfiltered reactions to being hurt. A child only grows when they learn limitation and rational self-restraint through experience and age.

Cycles are common in zodiac mythology, and one can see that clearly in the order of the 12 signs, which represent an evolution of the psyche. Aries is the youngest inexperienced child, aging all the way to Pisces being the oldest wise elder – and then reborn again from square one, as Aries.

If we take the signs as a natural aging/evolution of the previous sign, we can assume the present sign’s underlying shadow-ego is reflective of the sign that came before. For instance, Aries manifests out of Pisces’ self-destruction, Taurus manifests out of Aries’ ego-centrism, Gemini manifests out of Taurus’ desire to be free of stress…. so, basically, the “raw” form of a sign would be the immaturity they are trying to outgrow from the previous sign, so it’s the childish impulses that’s being limited by the “adult” understanding of the current sign.

Which is to say: Aries would be the “childhood” of Taurus, who is going “that may have been fun, and I wish I could still be that way, but I have to Grow Up.” Furthermore, Taurus would be the “childhood” of Gemini, and Gemini would be the “childhood” of Cancer, and on and on. That “childhood” immaturity is represented in Lilith.

To go into more detail, my interpretation of Black Moon Lilith through the signs:

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anonymous asked:

first of all how dare you make TFA perceptor adorable

OOC:

Okay so Percy is the CUTEST, like so cute, Smoll science man wearing a damn crop top and booty shorts with boots. Like LISTEN, there’s canonical evidence for this LISTENNNNNNN….


I didn’t do anything to change him really. Blame Derrick, Marty, Matt, Marcelo, Boo, Matthew, and literally everyone who made the comics. Look at this 

So before the Boys come online as Jetfire and Jetstorm, Perceptor is in fact keeping up that whole “emotionless, logical, scientific, technologic” facade. 

Ah yes, I feel nothing, I’m dead inside. 

Following the boys coming online we get THESE gems. 

Ah yes. So emotionless. That’s not joy, or panic or smugness or anything. nope. 

And then the next couple times we see him with the twins is actually in 

“This is Why I hate Machines” 

Back to that whole dramatic “I feel NOTHING, nothing but SCIENCE” huh Percy? 

We can’t see his face here, but body language tells me he’s probably very displeased with Sentinel. 

But I want to highlight something here, Jetfire and Jetstorm in the same episode just after this. 

Look at Jetfire, he’s despondent. He doesn’t want to do this. He does not agree with this AT ALL. 

Jetstorm is harder to read. He is impassive but determined. He was quicker getting the stasis cuffs out. He is following the directive without hesitation. But he isn’t particularly happy about it either.  This scene is where my headcanon that Sentinel (and others) were blackmailing Jetstorm to be cooperative by threatening Jetfire (the wilder of the two). There’s nothing the two wouldn’t do for each other. 

And TRUE they work at Fort Max later and seem to be doing better, but I am still pretty freaked out by the giant Despot picture of sentinel literally watching over them but that’s in character to The Chin. This one is taken from the Botcon reading of “The Return of Blurr”

ALSO LOOK HOW BIG THESE BABIES ARE, THEY’RE OUTGROWING FORT MAX HOLY SHIT

Anyway back to Percy The Stunticon Job has just a few examples

“why did I have to be here …?”

“Brilliant is a powerful word, ‘less you’re talkin bout the Percy” 

And my absolute favorite:

Ah yes, Jumping for joy out of your seat and cheering over Optimus Prime saving the day AND Ruining Sentinel’s day. No emotions to see here folks, show’s over.

TLDR: Emotionless my shiny metal ass. Even if he does delete his emotion protocols, it has to be a CONSTANT, continual process, like when you have to force off Cortana in your Background Processes of your Task manager. It’s not a once and done thing.  SO NO, DESPITE MARTY AND DERRICKS INTENTIONS HE WAS ALWAYS CUTE  DAMMIT

Also thank you

On Heart players

Apparently there’s this negative stigma about Heart players??

Which I do not understand?

Yes, the only three Heart players we had in canon didn’t do anything super amazing with Heart, but the aspect is NOT defined by the actions, or lack thereof, of three of the not-so-shining examples of its players! Heart is, at its basest, the aspect of emotions, identity, personality, and feelings/intuition (in contrast to rationale/hard logic). Saying that Heart is unimportant is saying that emotions and identity are unimportant, which is completely untrue! Classpects are actually based off of personality, correct? Without the Identity facet of Heart, we would have no classpects at all, and without it on general, everyone would be the exact same, emotionless, purely logical robotic shell! As important as logic and reason is, there are limits to its reach, and one’s feeling,“ instinct, and personality fill in the gaps.

Without Heart, there is no “I have a bad feeling about this.” There is no individuality. Heart is a hugely important aspect, just like every other! There was no significant Heart activity in our canon sessions because the Heart players couldn’t harness this power. Had they been able to, everything might have gone completely differently! Just because it isn’t Creation or Destruction doesn’t mean that Heart, as an aspect, isn’t integral to Sburb (and to life!), and that a realized Heart player can’t be an incredibly valuable asset.

Romeo and Juliet: Juliet Capulet [INTP]

OFFICIAL TYPING by mysterylover123

Introverted Thinking (Ti): The primary difference between Romeo and Juliet is that she is the more practical of the two. Juliet is the one who plans marriage, who recalls the realities of their situation like her murderous relatives, and arranges for her false death to reunite the two. Juliet is also analytical; her most famous speech, the balcony scene, has her dissecting ‘what’s in (the) name’ Romeo, trying to understand from all perspectives the name that marks her lover out to be her enemy. She enters into witty play-on-word style banter with him, and often grounds their wild lovers’ talk in facts - “Swear not on the moon, the inconstant moon, that monthly changes in her circled orb, lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” She resists impulsive behavior or wild decisions (”I have no joy in this contract tonight; it is too rash”). She doesn’t take direct action very often; until her situation comes to a desperate head, she doesn’t try to extricate herself from said situation, but instead contemplates it from all angles. This displays her Ti, rather than Te - analytical of consequences, slow to act, taking logical matters from an internal rather than an external standpoint.  

Extroverted Intuition (Ne): Juliet is reluctant to commit herself to anything. She won’t commit to loving or marrying Paris, just because her mother asks her to. She has to reserve judgment until she meets him. She often anticipates what others are going to say and the consequences of such (“Oh, swear not by the moon!”). She has a fertile imagination and enters easily into Romeo’s swirling metaphors and dreamy language. She twists ideas, contemplates them from all angles, and searches for out-of-the-box solutions. She’s the sit-back-and-contemplate type of young woman, speculating on what could happen rather than taking action to put her ideas into reality. She seizes opportunities as they come to her, rather than taking a risk. She has an optimistic view of the future.

Introverted Sensing (Si): She is more grounded and practical than Romeo, and also more willing to play the convention game (“Fain would I dwell on form…but farewell compliment”). She’s obedient and dutiful towards her mother, at first, as society would expect her to be. She has a tie to her past and her family home. She’s more susceptible to tradition and more tied to the people around her, less easily able to up and leave them than the more flexible Romeo. She knows the conventions of society and acts on them, sending Romeo for a preacher right away. She enjoys the fanciful whirlwind of her romance but at the same time understands the need for something practical to base their future on.

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Juliet feels duty-bound to her parents. Unlike the independent Fi-using Romeo, who ignores his family duties to do what he wants, Juliet obeys when her nurse calls, agrees to ‘look to like’ if her mother wishes it, and worries about how her freely expressed feelings come across. She is a polite young woman, adapting to the forms of society around her. She is very direct and expressive in talking about her feelings. She struggles more with understanding her emotions than Romeo - she knows she cares deeply and says so directly, but isn’t as quick to be certain.

Note: I realize that typing one of the most famous impulsive lovers of all time as the stereotypically logical and emotionless INTP may be controversial. Juliet is usually cast as a ‘feeling’ type, because of her passion and romance. But remember that thinking types can be passionate, romantic, and emotional too. 

[4/?] Favorite Scenes

Bungou Stray Dogs V08C35


It might be strange to say this is a favorite scene, but it has become one of mine because of three main reasons. 

1. Dazai.

I know that a lot of fans h/c that Dazai is an emotionless wreck of a man. He’s smart, and scheming, and dangerous, and probably should be the last on Yokohama’s List Of People To Piss Off, but I don’t think he’s emotionless. He’s logical, he’s rational, he’s objective, but not emotionless.

He has emotions, but the way he was raised - the environment he grew up in - never gave him a chance at learning how to properly process these emotions. His thought process (from what I’ve read in the novels) is almost brutally straightforward but again, I think he just doesn’t know that he’s feeling, he’s emoting. The mafia, obviously, leaves zero chance for one to mess up - and you mess up if you don’t think.

And this scene (of many) is my absolute favorite because it shows a side of Dazai that the Mafia wasn’t expecting to surface: a human side, borne from the time he spent alone processing his own thoughts and himself. So, look at that face, look at the past five chapters (let’S REMEMBER THAT FRANTIC RUN FROM A BACK ALLEY TO THE TRAIN STATION BECAUSE ATSUSHI WAS IN DANGER) and tell me again that he is an emotionless freak.

(ALSO THIS GOT AWAY FROM ME BUT THE REST IS UNDER THE CUT)

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lambreta-do-capeta  asked:

How do you write a character who is much more intelligent and rational than you without making them cold-hearted and/or expressionless? Thanks for the attention and keep up the good work!

First of all: Be confident. As the creator of your world, you by default know more than any of your characters– and I bet you’re damn intelligent, to boot. 

Secondly: There are so many kinds of intelligence, and people express it in so many different ways. I think the stereotype we have of A Very Intelligent Person is someone who is cold, aloof, can do calculous in their head, and only speaks in polysyllables.
Are there people like that? Sure. But they are not, by any means, the only kind of intelligent person out there. And, to be honest, the people who are callous and don’t say any words with less than three syllables are usually faux-intellectuals (who personally drive me nuts! If I hear one more person incorrectly say ‘refraction’ instead of ‘reflection’ because they want to assert themselves as smarter than the rest of the room I’m gonna smash a plate!). 

At this point, I like to direct people towards the theory of multiple intelligences.

I recommend thinking about people in your life that you consider to be very intelligent. What makes you think that about them? Is it a specialized knowledge base they have? Their ability to say things that strike you as particularly wise? How quickly they pick up new ideas?
In a narrative, you can make people catch on to things as quickly as you want, you can read things written by wise people or ask people that you admire for their wisdom what their take on certain things would be, and if it’s a specialized knowledge base, you have the internet on your side!  

                  *An Important Point: Don’t purposefully dumb the other characters down in order to make the intelligent character seem smarter.  

‘Rational’ can also mean a lot of things. To me, it is closer to logical than emotionless– and people can work through their emotions logically! 

For example, a ‘rational’ course of action might be for someone to follow in their mother’s footsteps, go to law school, and join their mom’s firm where they’ll be set– but, if they haaaaate the idea and know that they’d be miserable, they might decide that making themselves deeply unhappy is not a logical course of action. 

Or, let’s say that the person in question has a crush on the same person that their best friend does. After considering the situation, they decide that the friendship they have for person A and person A’s happiness is more valuable to them than their romantic feelings for person B, and decide that the best course of action is to avoid B until their feelings cool down. This is a rational course of action, but it could still hurt like crazy!

Being rational or logical also does not mean that they have to be inconsiderate of other people’s feelings. Sure, someone might think that it’s irrational for a friend to be upset in a certain situation. However, if they can empathize with them, they might work through it and figure ‘well, even if it did happen years ago, people work through things at different rates, and emotions aren’t always linear– and clearly my friend was deeply affected by X and is still affected by X, and they were having a shit day to begin with, so actually this response is not unreasonable’. Even if they can’t empathize, their friend is still upset– and how often have we all done our best to comfort a friend that we can’t relate to in that moment but care about very much?

Something that I think is a little funny is the way that people pair up a Trust Your Gut character with a That’s Illogical character. I always end up waiting for Logic Buddy to be like “Well, you have been my partner for a long time, and in that time, you have frequently described ‘gut feelings’ that described information that you were picking up instinctually but weren’t able to articulate beyond ‘having a feeling’, but panned out in practice– therefore, while I can find no reason to be suspicious of this person, I am going to trust your gut as well.”  

Finally– people can have very unusual or offbeat logic. That doesn’t make them irrational, necessarily! Acting rationally can just mean that your actions match up to your reasons for acting that way. 

I hope that this helps you get started, at least a little bit! You got this, buddy. 

-Evvy 

Official Jhin Lore

Jhin is a meticulous criminal psychopath who believes murder is art. Once an Ionian prisoner, but freed by shadowy elements within Ionia’s ruling council, the serial killer now works as their cabal’s assassin. Using his gun as his paintbrush, Jhin creates works of artistic brutality, horrifying victims and onlookers. He gains a cruel pleasure from putting on his gruesome theater, making him the best choice to send the most powerful of messages: terror.

For years, Ionia’s southern mountains were plagued by the infamous “Golden Demon.” Throughout the province of Zhyun, a monster slaughtered scores of travelers and sometimes whole farmsteads, leaving behind twisted displays of corpses. Armed militias searched the forests, towns hired demon hunters, Wuju masters patrolled the roads - but nothing slowed the beast’s grisly work.

In desperation, the Council of Zhyun sent an envoy to beg Great Master Kusho for help. Upon hearing of the region’s plight, Kusho feigned an excuse for why he couldn’t help. But a week later, the master, his son Shen, and star apprentice Zed, disguised themselves as merchants and moved to the province. In secret, they visited the countless families emotionally shattered by the killings, dissected the horrific crime scenes, and looked for possible connections or patterns to the murders.

Their investigation took four long years, and left the three men changed. The famous red mane of Kusho turned white; Shen, known for his wit and humor, became somber; and Zed, the brightest star of Kusho’s temple, began to struggle with his studies. Upon finally finding a pattern to the killings, the Great Master is quoted as saying: “Good and evil are not truths. They are born from men and each sees the shades differently.”

Depicted in a variety of plays and epic poems, the capture of the “Golden Demon” would be the seventh and final great feat in the illustrious career of Lord Kusho. On the eve of the Blossom Festival in Jyom Pass, Kusho disguised himself as a renowned calligrapher to blend in with the other guest artists. Then he waited. Everyone had assumed only an evil spirit could commit these horrifying crimes, but Kusho had realized the killer was an ordinary man. The famed “Golden Demon” was actually a mere stagehand in Zhyun’s traveling theaters and opera houses working under the name Khada Jhin.

When they caught Jhin, young Zed marched forward to kill the cowering man, but Kusho held him back. Despite the horrors of Jhin’s actions, the legendary master decided the killer should be taken alive and left at Tuula Prison. Shen disagreed, but accepted the emotionless logic of his father’s judgment. Zed, disturbed and haunted by the murder scenes he had witnessed, was unable to understand or accept this mercy, and it is said a resentment began to bloom in his heart.

Though imprisoned in Tuula for many years, the polite and shy Khada Jhin revealed little of himself - even his real name remained a mystery. But while a prisoner, the monks noted he was a bright student who excelled in many subjects, including smithing, poetry, and dance. Regardless, the guards and monks could find nothing to cure him of his morbid fascinations.

Outside the prison, Ionia fell into turmoil as the Noxian empire’s invasion led to political instability. War awoke the tranquil nation’s appetite for bloodshed. The peace and balance Kusho had famously fought to protect was shattered from within as dark hearts rose in power and secret alliances competed for influence. Desperate to counter the power of the ninja and Wuju swordsmen, a cabal within the ruling council conspired to secretly free Jhin and turn him into a weapon of terror.

Now with access to the Kashuri armories’ new weapons, and nearly unlimited funds, the scale of Khada Jhin’s “performances” has grown. His work has brought fear to many foreign dignitaries and to Ionia’s secret political underground, but how long will a serial killer, craving attention, be satisfied working in the shadows?

TOP 5 PROMPT #8: TOP 5 SOULLESS SAM MOMENTS

Like, I think, pretty much every member of the bittersamgirlclub I am all about Soulless!Sam, so needless to say I was pretty excited for this latest prompt! This is the first and most probably last time that I can say that these are actually in some kind of order. So with further ado:

  1. DRAWING A DEVIL’S TRAP IN HIS OWN BLOOD!! — I HAVE NO WORDS! This is the defining Soulless!Sam moment. One of the finest outings of the big beautiful brain, but without any holds barred. Soulless! doesn’t care about pain (let’s face it that must have hurt like hell!), or like social niceties that might say you shouldn’t go around with blood on your teeth. He see’s a way to solve a problem and he takes it. And he had fun. He enjoys the fact that he’s outsmarted someone, he revels in it and its glorious!
  2. “Do you have any bigger cups?” - I mean really this whole damn episode is like manna from Soulless! heaven. But how can anyone resist the charm of a giant, emotionless, logical, sex on legs, cold blooded killing machine having to navigate the difficulties of cups made for fairies? I also just love the continuation throughout the episode of Soulless’s blunt “say what I feel” attitude, so at odds with Sam’s usual polite, don’t make a fuss self (unless he’s super tired or pissed off) and it really does highlight how much Souled!Sam does just politely carry on when a perfectly reasonable request for cups more suited to a gigantor seems out of character.
  3. The smile at Dean and the baby - I LOVE this moment, I know that at this point Soulless is still trying to hide the fact that something is wrong and it could be argued that this smile is just part of the “acting like the ‘real’ Sam” cover. But to me it just looks far too genuine (Soulless just isn’t that great at faking it), this is 1000% a “Dean you’re so dumb and adorable” smile and nothing can convince me otherwise.
  4. The fascinated smile when Dean is vamped - ahhhhh I adore this so very much! There is no cruelty in that smile, he’s not enjoying seeing Dean hurt, but he is genuinely fascinated by watching it happen, I think there may also be a little bit of satisfaction that his plan could work, but mostly this is the pure (albeit morbid) enjoyment of watching and learning something new. I also love it because, to me, it ties back to the boy who watches porn like its a fucking documentary (never not adorable), Sam is just endlessly fascinated by and curious about things and this is just the logical end conclusion of that when all the usual moral and emotional restraints are removed.
  5. Making a prostitute forget she is one - ANNNNND now to the shallow bit! I’m so proud for only including one piece of shameless objectification in here! Yes the workout scene is truly a delightful feast for the eyes, but that look right there at the bottom of the picture is what slays me everytime (and apparently the lady of negotiable affection too). It truly defines the phrase “undressing you with his eyes”, also the strangely almost shy little head duck he does afterwards which is so reminiscent of Souled!Sam is just a wonderful little bonus and an odd little juxtaposition.
Steven Universe: Fusion Theory

A lot of people were confused about why Sugilite was so out of control when she was half Garnet, who has arguably the most self-control of all three gems. Upon reflection, I thought it made perfect sense. Here’s why.

The gem’s cardinal traits are based off of the chakra point where their gem is located. Pearl is mind, and Amethyst is heart(the stronger impulses, as opposed to Steven’s Naval, which harbors the gentler emotions).Garnet’s gems are on her hands, which commonly represent action.

So, with that in mind, we look at the fusion Gems.

Amethyst and Pearl (heart and mind), come together to make Opal, who uses both her HEART and MIND in perfect harmony, giving her wisdom and balance. However she’s not very direct (as shown by her answering steven through song and forgetting the main goal of their mission), a trait taken from ACTION.

Amethyst and Garnet (heart and action) create the impulsive and reckless Sugilite. Taking the emotional whims of HEART and amplifying them through ACTION is what creates such a destructive force, because she just does whatever she wants. She lacks logic or a sense of right and wrong, the trait provided by MIND.

Pearl and Garnet (mind and action) create a fusion we have not seen yet. However, we can guess her personality through the theory we’ve been using. This fusion would be cold and logical, completely emotionless. She would analyze the problem and in her MIND come up with the most efficient solution and immediately put it into ACTION. However, her solution may not factor in the peril of others, due to her lack of HEART.

It’s pretty safe to assume that Garnet’s ACTION creates powerful but unstable fusions. She’s like a magnifying glass for the other gem’s worst traits. The only gem she might have been able to make a non-monstrous fusion with would have been Rose Quartz, and maybe Steven in the future.

It’s not racism, it’s you not fucking understanding Garnet. Ok, now i can sleep in peace
Zero Gravity: Left Behind Arrow 3x10 Review

I know how they feel. The Arrow writers’ creation of Oliver Queen, and Stephen Amell’s portrayal, is what pulled me in. It’s what centers me to Arrow. He is the reason I’m here. He’s the reason we’re all here. 

Do you want to know why the writers use light as the symbol for Oliver? Because he is the sun. And the Arrow world revolves around him.

His warmth, his strength, his survival, his dedication, his heroism, his sacrifice, his pain…his love- it is the life giving force of Arrow. It breathes life into the story. It breathes life into these characters.

That’s why Oliver MUST become The Green Arrow. That’s why Oliver MUST harness the light within. So the world can see, can believe and can feel the warmth of this hero…and be saved by him. 

So what do you do? When the unthinkable happens? What do you do when the center is gone? When the light is gone…

What Team Arrow is experiencing right now is zero gravity. The state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on the body, either because the force is weak or because the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force.

No force. No center. No hold. And tonight we began to watch the Arrow universe spin off into a new trajectory. The question is…can the team find a way to tether themselves to earth again?

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