look at the choices i've made

It’s estimated that it would take dropping 23 nuclear bombs to make humanity go extinct. This is because the dust and ash kicked up from the blasts, and the ensuing debris, smoke, and other particle pollution would be swept around the world via air currents, blocking out the sun, cooling the earth, and killing off most surface lifeforms.

That’s what nuclear winter is. Dropping a bomb of that magnitude isn’t just a contained incident, especially not the bombs we have in the world today. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nothing compared to the capabilities of the nuclear warheads we have at our disposal now.

Dropping a bomb would not only kill tens or hundreds of thousands of people in the direct blast radius, it could reach the millions. Over the course of days and weeks, that number would only rise.

Any leader that threatens nuclear war is the enemy. Any leader that threatens nuclear war needs to be stopped. Any leader who thinks dropping a nuke in enemy territory is okay must be removed. We have seen what they do, and they must never be used again. Never.

The United States is not at risk here. It is extremely, EXTREMELY unlikely that North Korea will ever have the opportunity nuke mainland. We need to worry about South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, China, Russia, India, and the rest of Southeast Asia. That is where the danger lies. More than 50% of the world’s population lives within that region. If war came, if NK decided to drop a bomb (unlikely) and if the US government decided to drops bombs on NK, we’d have both China and Russia to worry about, what with our conflicts of interest in the region. Then there’s Japan and South Korea, two of our strongest, yet most vulnerable allies. South Korea, sitting on the end of the peninsula, and Japan, trapped on their island. If real war broke out, you can be sure as hell it will not be American civilians dying – it will be our Southeast Asian allies.

Going to war is not an option. North Korea’s leader WANTS to go to war. He WANTS the excuse to unleash hell. He WANTS to drop bombs and kill as many Westerners as possible. We can’t make threats. We need to be proactive, and shut them down. Enough is enough. He blatantly ignores sanctions. We need to strangle NK’s resources–its money, its industry, its trade, its allies. The world needs to show North Korea’s leader he is alone, and he has no power.

This isn’t about America. Our mainland is safe. Even if, by some accident, NK managed to launch a nuke-tipped missile that was going to hit the west coast, it has to travel an insane distance–5,600 miles. That’s almost twice the length of the mainland USA. We would have PLENTY of time, upwards of an hour, to react. Japan and the surrounding countries nearest to NK? They would have only seconds to minutes.

The fear of NK nuking mainland America has no substantial backing. This is about protecting our allies and their civilians. And that means not giving North Korea’s leaders the excuse they’re looking for to launch an attack. It’s what they want, because they want to legitimize a preemptive strike and blame us for instigating them.

  • Damen: Laurent, will you marry me?
  • Laurent: [together they parry a sword between them]I don't think now is the best time!
  • Damen: It may well be the only time! I love you... I've made my choice. What's yours?
  • Laurent: Nikandros!
  • [Damen gives him a confused look]
  • Laurent: Marry us!
  • Nikandros: [fighting off multiple enemies] I'm a little busy at the moment!

you know, I’m always saying how you shouldn’t move in together too young or too soon, but I actually think that Isak and Even moving in together fits Isak’s narrative quite beautifully? and like, I know i’m trash who could easily come up with at least ten reasons to justify them dropping out of high school to become organic farmers if need be (look at them and tell me their love wouldn’t water the crops), but after the way season 3 ended, this just feels so right? 

who knows if it will feel right tomorrow or next month, but that doesn’t matter because life is now. to me this doesn’t feel rushed, it doesn’t feel like a rash decision. quite the opposite, really. it feels in line with Isak’s realisation of life being now. sure they could wait and see a year or two until they’re older and no longer in the honeymoon phase, but during that time we might all get killed in some cosmic explosion and then the chance to experience how it feels like to wake up next to each other every morning rain or shine will be forever lost.

moving in together with your significant other is a major step. it’s not the same as shared housing. i’ve done both, more than once, and they’re not the same thing. it’s dirty dishes in the sink. it’s compromise. it’s disillusionment. it’s amazing and wonderful and exciting and comfortable, but sometimes it’s also boring and mundane and annoying. and even though it’s not something I would normally recommend a teenager do after just a few months of dating, I’m honestly so happy and so thrilled that Isak made that choice, because to me it’s a sign that his little speech about life being now was not just pretty words. he’s practicing what he preached, and it looks real good on him. he was positively glowing sitting on Even’s lap, so present in the moment, so present with his friends, caressed by the first sunrays of spring about to bloom, and seeing him that way, it just felt so right. life is now. if it feels right, let it.

don’t @me but sooyoung can deadass pull off ANY look:

like? this outfit is ridiculous? yet she still looks like a freaking secret agent who’s about to save the whole god damn world

the legendary pink hair…

even blonde?

major baseball league look

“I’m in a rock band” 

“I’m a successful ceo”

pained street artist look

“hello I’m your new teacher”

“I’m here to steal your money, your spotlight, and your girl”

and last but not least “I look better than you in a suit and short hair”


“Kay lets see..Jam..Nachos..Pizza sliiiiiice…Sub..Eeeeeeeggs..Bacooooon..Waaaander..Soda caaannnssss..Jar-o-Glorfrogsssss,uh-carton bag?..Salmooooon..

UGH! WHERE ARE THE STUPID SAUCES WE JUST GOT ‘EM TODA- [freezes (and not because he was in front of the fridge,but from realization on what’s on the menu.]


“mustard or mayo,mustard or mayo,mustard or mayo,mustard or mayo,mustard or mayo?”



[As Wander runs off giggling because of the nutritious,adorable,surprise,totally anonymous lunch made with love he left there,despite Haters’ choice of NOT chasing him down,the overlord has yet to realize that his nachos and sub sandwich- as well as..well… Everything else that’s not safely covered- is covered in orange fur…]

  • Bucky: You goddamn fools, will you marry me? *jumps on silver surfer back, trying to take him down*
  • Tony: *chokes on air* *fires repulsor to galactus hand*
  • Steve: *dodges giant fist* I dont think this is the best time-
  • Bucky: Now may be the only time! *stuns the silver surfer and falls* *Tony catches him on mid-air. They manage to land next to Steve* I love you both and I've made my choice, what's yours?
  • Tony: STARLORD!
  • Steve and Bucky: *Startled and Confused look*
  • Tony: MARRY US!
  • Peter Q: I'm a little bussy at the moment *Running frantically from Galactus giant feet*
  • Grog: I saw this in a tavern once, let's sit [the unconscious guards] up like they're just sleeping, and nobody will notice!
  • Taryon: They have - jaw, their jaws are - they're - blood! Their jaws are terrible!
  • Grog: I know, well, didn't you put a mask on Dotty, let's do it again!
  • Taryon: I can't, I don't have extra masks! We need to put them somewhere else!
  • Grog: Look-
  • Travis: I sit one in the corner, and I sit the other one over, like, leaning on his shoulder.
  • Taryon: Oh my god. What?!
  • Grog: This is great, don't worry.
  • Taryon: I - I, even I can tell that those are two -
  • Grog: Look, I've got a better idea!
  • Travis: I take the cask of ale out of the bag of holding and I just start pouring ale all over them.
  • Taryon: Why would they be in here drinking, they're guards on duty!
  • Grog: They're TERRIBLE guards, they made HORRIBLE life choices, they're in the WRONG LINE OF WORK!
  • Travis: I take two chalices and I throw it in their laps.
  • Grog: Cool. Now I need you to vomit on them.
  • Taryon: I- I CAN'T VOMIT!
  • Grog: Do it right now! Put your fingers down your throat and PUKE ON THESE GUARDS!
RoseGarden | Wedding | Ruby Rose x Oscar Pine (Featuring Qrow)
  • *Oscar and Ruby fighting a HUGE pack of Grimm, along with Qrow, the rest of Team RWBY, and ORNJ*
  • Oscar: Ruby! *Rushes over to Ruby* Will you marry me?
  • Ruby: *In Shock*
  • *Ruby blocks Grimm's strike*
  • Ruby: I don't think now's the best time!
  • Oscar and Ruby: *Continue to fight Grimm*
  • Oscar: Now may be the ONLY time!
  • Oscar and Ruby: *Strike a couple Grimm*
  • Ruby: *Rushes over to Oscar*
  • Oscar: *Holds her by the waist* I love you.
  • Ruby: *Stares at him, then quickly speeds past him, shooting a Grimm*
  • Ruby: *Returns to Oscar*
  • Oscar: I've made my choice. What's yours?
  • Ruby: *Looks at him, lovingly* UNCLE QROW...!
  • *Ruby and Oscar look up, to see Qrow, on a cliff, fighting off a pack of Beowolves*
  • Ruby: MARRY US!
  • Qrow: *Kills a beowolf* I'M A LITTLE BUSY, AT THE MOMENT!
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Look at each other, before going their opposite directions to fight Grimm*
  • Oscar: QROW, NOW!
  • Jaune: QROOOW!
  • Qrow: *Annoyed* ALRIGHT, FINE! *Continuously fighting the beowolf pack
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Rush over to each other*
  • Oscar: *Holding onto Ruby's waist*
  • Qrow: *Goes near the edge of the cliff* DEARLY, BELOVED WE BE GATHERED HERE, TODAY...!!! *Stabs a beowolf, in the head* TO BRING THIS SILVER-EYED WARRIOR, AND THIS NEXT GENERATION WIZARD, TOGETHER FOR ALL ETERNITY! *Fights some more beowolves*
  • Ruby: *Ducks*
  • Oscar: *Slashes Grimm with his cane*
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Fight some Grimm, on their own*
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Run in a circle, and hold their hands together*
  • Oscar: Ruby Rose! Do you take me to be your husband?
  • Ruby: *Happy* I do!
  • Oscar: *Relieved* Great!
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Quickly move out of the way, as another Grimm comes straight toward them*
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Start battling Grimm with one hand, each. Their other hands being held together*
  • Ruby: Oscar Pine, do you take me-!
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Slash some Grimm*
  • Ruby: -To be your wife?!
  • Oscar: *Twirls them both around, in opposite directions, and shoots with one hand*
  • Ruby: *Shooting* In sickness, and in health! For better, or for worse?!
  • Oscar: *Twirls them both around, once more, with one hand, striking; takes her by the waist, and smiles* I do.
  • Ruby: *Smiles happily*
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Quickly begin striking, and killing Grimm close around*
  • Qrow: *Blocking Beowolf attacks* AS A PROFESSIONAL HUNTSMEN, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU-
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Both stab Grimm while holding onto each other*
  • Qrow: YOU MAY KISS... *Slices off Beowolf's head* YOU MAY KISS... *Shoots Beowolf*
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Striking Grimm*
  • Oscar: *Twirls, and dips Ruby down, leans in...*
  • *Grimm coming straight toward them*
  • Ruby: *Quickly moves out of Oscar's way, killing the Grimm, while still holding his hand*
  • Oscar: *Does the same*
  • Qrow: *Stabs several Beowolves* JUST KISS!
  • Ruby and Oscar: *Quickly turn around, after killing their set of Grimm, hold onto each other and kiss passionately*
  • Rest of Team RWBY, ORNJ, and Qrow: *Fighting Grimm around Ruby and Oscar, so they wouldn't be disturbed*
  • Laurent being interviewed in his tent.
  • Laurent: The soldiers were a little hesitant at first, but I really think they're getting into the spirit of coordination with our Akielon neighbors.
  • B roll footage
  • Lazar: *Pacing the boarder of the Veretian camp like a caged tiger* I love this job. I come to work every day, I work hard, and I get to look out at the view and see THIS.
  • Lazar: *Waves hand expansively at the Akielon camp*
  • Pallas: *Walks by naked*
  • Lazar: I've made some shit choices in my life, but telling The Regent to go fuck himself was not one of them.
  • Laurent: Moral's really gone up.
  • Pallas: *Bends over to pick something up in the grass*
  • Lazar: *Thunderously applauding* Thank you! THANK YOU. EVERY DAY IS A GODDAMNED JOY. I LOVE MY JOB.
  • Laurent: Vere is eager to set aside old grudges, optimistic about this bright era of friendship.
  • Jord: *snorts off camera*
if this isn't love, then what is?
  • stefan salvatore:
  • she's the love of my life, i'd go back to her in a heart beat.
  • if it were my choice, i'd want to be with you forever
  • if it meant i got to be with her, have children, grow old with her.. if it meant we'd die together, be buried together then yes. i would take the cure
  • i would never hurt you, you're safe with me
  • when you and i were together every single atom in my body told me that it was the right thing. that we were the perfect fit.
  • actually i don't pretend to be anything when i'm with her. that's the whole point. i just get to be myself.
  • but you know, the life that we had, it was amazing too. and it wasn't a spell or a prophecy, it was real. we fell in love on our own.
  • you know, this is a future memory. it's where your boyfriend whispered to you that he loved you. i love you.
  • how do i not remember you? i mean you're smart, you're pretty, you're funny. obviously you're the strongest woman in the world.
  • every time that i tell myself that i'm moving on, there's this part of me that just can't seem to shake her.
  • i was a better person when i was with her. i didn't think i'd ever feel that way again. until elena.
  • i love you. i will always love you.
  • i love you so much.
  • i'm simply not able to resist her.
  • elena is warm and she's kind and she's selfless and it's real. when i'm around her i completely forget what i am.
  • elena gilbert:
  • i love him damon. no matter what i feel for you i never unfell for him.
  • no! you don't get to make that decision for me. if you walk away, it's for you because i know what i want. stefan i love you.
  • for once i don't regret the day before it begins. because i know i'll see him again.
  • but i love stefan, it's always going to be stefan.
  • it's you and me stefan, always.
  • i thought i couldn't be with you stefan but i can. you don't have to push me away. i can do this.
  • but i love you stefan. I love you stefan, you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i dont want us to be apart anymore, ever.
  • stefan, my wrist. here. take my wrist. you need more blood. i trust you.
  • i cant lose the way i feel about you.
  • i love him damon. he came into my life when i needed someone and i fell for him instantly.
  • i kind off felt like i didn't know how to live anymore but then being with stefan... somehow i figured it out
  • i love you so much
  • i picked you because i love you. and no matter what happens that's the best choice i ever made.
  • look, he would never give up on me so i'm not gonna give up on him.
  • i love you stefan. hold on to that. never let that go.
  • other tvd characters:
  • katherine: you'd never look at me the way you look at elena, would you?
  • klaus: now this is fascinating i've never seen this before. the only thing stronger than your craving for blood is your love for this one girl.
  • klaus: and that's why you're her better option. i personally think she's wasting her time with damon.
  • rebekah: i envy that. you and elena. i envy the love you have.
  • klaus: well crazy or not that kind of love never dies.
  • caroline: i'm sorry but stefan is your epic love. and i'm not going down without a fight.
  • rose: stefan is different. his love is pure, he'll always be good for him.
  • klaus: personally i don't see a fairytale ending for you. all i see is stefan and elena.
  • klaus: must be hard trying to live up to stefan. he stopped himself when i compelled him to feed on elena. that's love.
  • lexi: when it's real you cant walk away.
  • caroline: you and her - epic. her and damon? ew
  • gloria: there's this girl with a necklace. you love her. you'd do anything for her.
  • damon: you're still wearing this necklace. isn't that a reminder of your unbreakable bond with stefan?

skullgrunt-audius  asked:

Would swords look different if it wasn't for the cross design? Like, would there be a big difference in styles of knights' swords if their base design wasn't cross-shaped? I've been asking myself this question for the past week and wanted to know what your answer was, brainstorming what a "non-religious-world" knight would look like, if they existed.

Well, that’s a bit difficult since this assumes the cross-guard was a design choice based wholly in religion, rather than practicality. See, the crossguard is a natural progression of the earlier viking and Roman swords, as such. See below:

Notice how the guard actually only forms a non-slip wedge for the hand? It’s not really made to protect from coming attacks, but to stop the hand slipping along the blade. This is similar with Roman swords; the lack of handguard was partly because the shorter Roman swords didn’t need much in terms of hand protection, just a way to stop the hand slipping when performing a thrust.

The crossguard is kind of a natural step up from that; by lengthening the guard in two directions, you have a tool that can now protect the hand, AND be used to catch and control an opponent’s blade in the same motion. Since having hands is generally accepted as being useful, and controlling an opponent’s blade is itself helpful in that regard, a crossguard is just the next step along.

Notice the above example is basically similar to the earlier viking samples, but with a crossguard? That’s because early arming swords essentially were just viking blades with added hand protection. Later swords would just get larger versions of this as swords themselves became larger. It’s not entirely true to say religion was the main factor in the design, more that form followed function, which happened to include a religious symbol; a few Masters of fencing draw attention in passing to the cross of the blade being the “salvation” of the user, which is arguably mnemonic description for using it defensively in the mentality of the mediaeval mind, where the cross is associated instantly with Jesus dying for the salvation of mankind.

Now, a variant in this habit of crossguards can be found toward the renaissance, as the development of guards progressed into ring-guards.

Adding protection to the sides of the blade, and more overall cover from blows to the hand, these were useful for dealing with glancing blows, “krumphau” blows, and generally added protection against cutting blows to the hands. All at the low, low cost of less dexterity. Which is not as low as it seems; from personal experience I’d have to say if I’m worried about getting hurt, the ring-guards are great, but for actual handling, the simple crossguard is easier. Even so, it’s hardly noticeable for most practical purposes.

Now the ring-guards are actually a good example of an alternate design that is viable in a fictional setting, as in the same period where zweihander swords using ring/cross-guards existed, we also see the use of the single-handed blades of the landsknecht, “Cat-gutters”, or “Katzbalgers”.

Notice the lack of crossguard, in favour of a circular guard?
Keeping in mind these are still sidearms, these swords are useful for close combat, not so divorced from earlier viking and Roman blades; keeping the hand from slipping along the blade, and also offering some cover from savage sword cuts. Notice also that the rings here are a crossguard wrapped around?

If I was to guess what shape a sword guard from a world where the crossguard didn’t develop, actually took? To be perfectly honest, either thin diskguards as in Japanese culture (which are more for beating other blades aside than defence alone)or the viking period blade guards; enough to keep the hand away from the blade. Or, perhaps in a more high-tech situation, maybe the ring-guard?
Honestly though, unless you are going for a very anti-religious message, I don’t see any reason to not include the crossguard, as they only make logical sense in terms of blade evolution.

Because of the election I’ve been thinking a lot about my teenage years. I come from a predominantly white wealthy area. I initially started to think about how so many of my classmates have grown into their racism and become replicas of their racist parents. Then I started to think about how some of these people used to be my friends and how I used to be so frustrated all the time with them. Not because they did something racist but because of how carefree they were and how they never understood why I didn’t do everything they did. They never understood what it was like to be one of a handful of brown people in a sea of white people and how every single one of your actions becomes a representation of all brown people. I was a generally closed off person growing up and I still am because I never wanted to make a mistake or give the “wrong” impression. I now wonder a lot how much more fulfilling my life could be if I was in an environment that allowed me to make mistakes without unreasonable repercussions. A few of my poc friends from high school were able to be more carefree in college. I wish I was too but I wasn’t because I unfortunately never found that comfortable environment until the end of college. But by that time everyone was done being carefree and adulthood came knocking. It’s like I have this huge regret but it’s not a regret. I know looking back that I made the best possible choices at the time but yet my life feels so flat all the time. And it just makes me sad. Idk if this makes sense so let me know if you’ve gone through or are going through something similar.

melodiesgrant  asked:

Fic where stiles and Derek get a spell put on them by a witch so they can't be far from each other so Derek goes to college with stiles and finishes his degree and they live together and get really domestic but don't realize until Scott visits and mentions it and I don't remember much else but I've been looking for it for forever please help

@destratic thinks it’s this one, @fuzzy-jumpers!

Originally posted by shownspencer

Nothing Short Of Perfect by GotTheSilver

(1/1 I 27,019 I Explicit I Sterek)

In which Derek and Stiles are made aware of their potential and have to make a choice about what their relationship will be.

“Let me get this straight,” his dad says. “You’re telling me a witch told Derek and yourself that you could be destined to be together and now Derek will be going to college with you?”

Stiles shrugs, resting his hands on his legs to stop himself from fidgeting. “That’s about it, yep.”

  • Kirigiri: Togami, the Future Foundation came up with something new...
  • Togami: What is this?
  • Kirigiri: It's a cardboard tank. It's got enough room for two people, same as any other cardboard box. Apparently the guy in front drives, and the guy in back is the gunner...
  • Togami: Hold on, Kirigiri, who the hell came up with this thing?
  • Kirigiri: I'm sorry, Togami. He meant well, I swear. I know it's nowhere near as good as a real tank, but still—
  • Togami: It's BRILLIANT!
  • Kirigiri: Huh?
  • Togami: The perfect synthesis of stealth and attack power, compact, elegant design. The finest example of a weapon I've ever seen! Seriously, Kirigiri, I need to meet the guy who made this. I want to shake his hand.
  • Kirigiri: Y-You're serious!? Togami, look at it, it's—
  • Togami: It's a masterpiece, in every sense of the word! You don't agree?
  • Kirigiri: N-No, I—
  • Asahina: Ooh, what's that? A tank? I like it!
  • Kirigiri: Asahina!?
  • Asahina: I hate tanks, but this one I think I could get used to! I love that it's a zero emissions vehicle!
  • Kirigiri: What!?
  • Togami: Nice work, Kirigiri. I see I made the right choice making you second in command.
  • Kirigiri: But I... Is there something wrong with me!?

“Not all who wander are lost.” || #ChoicesCreates Round 12, hosted by @hollyashton . Inspired by both the prompt and Pride Month.

This is the first time when Zig thinks back on all the emotional anguish of discovering his sexuality, and he feels relieved instead of sick to his stomach. It had been hell but here he is now, standing tall and unafraid, more sure of himself than he’s ever been before. All that time he’d felt so isolated, and now it turns out that he’d never been lost, just on the path of learning who he truly is. He touches his fingers gently to the dried paint smeared across his cheek, the distinct colors reminding him that he isn’t alone anymore. He doesn’t have to be.

Nearby Zack’s waving around a rainbow flag bigger than he is, and beside him Kaitlyn’s wearing one that’s various shades of pink as a cape. Zig watches as the girl lifts her hands into the air, aimlessly shouting nonsense into the chaos like so many others around them. He laughs, then glances over his shoulder to see the waves of people who look just as happy as he feels. A soft look crosses his face, and for just a moment, the noise and the hype all fade into a gentle buzz like you see in the movies.

All the struggling, all the fighting with himself… It was all worth it to feel this… this…

“Free?” He looks over to his left and Kaitlyn’s smiling up at him with shining eyes. “That’s what you’re feeling, isn’t it?”

He tilts his head, but slowly nods. “Yeah… How’d you know?”

She laughs merrily, gesturing around them with a sweeping motion. “It’s our first pride parade! I feel it too!”

He grins brightly, throwing his arm over her shoulders and doing the same to Zack once he’s in range. Zack lifts his flag higher in response, throwing his head back and yelling into the air: “I love being gaaaaay!!”

Some nearby people cheer before copying him, and Zig just laughs, looking at the seemingly endless crowd ahead of them. “I’m proud to be me,” he says, but nobody else hears him. But that’s not important. What’s important is that it’s the first time he’s ever felt pride and damn… It’s years and years overdue.

cons to stanning multiple groups
  • back to back comebacks
  • trying to support everyone with your already insufficient funds
  • not knowing who a vague post is describing 
  • inter-group drama
  • when all of your faves are having comebacks in the same month
  • stress
  • trying to support everyone equally
  • “which hansol??”
  • having a full on crisis when deciding which group youre going to vote for an award
  • “minkyuk who?’
  • the actual whimpers your bank account makes when everyone wants to release something at the same time
  • V Live App blowing up your phone
  • did i mention comeback after comeback after comeback
  • “why didn’t you sleep?” “i couldn’t someone released another teaser”

anonymous asked:

in your d&d tag, there's a post called infinity dice (i think?) any idea which type it is? i've been looking for an oil slick design like that to go with my favorite character for when i play her :)

That’s Chessex lustrous shadow! Good choice, it’s one of my favorite colors. You get a totally unique color mix in each set because of how they’re made!


@boyyardee​ :3c I made a cutie. Also added the color ref for future self cause I always forget my color choices lol.

Solién – incomplete when being made, they still function at high standpoint, and won’t let their shortcomings get in the way of life. When not hired they’re actually quite sweet and somewhat nervous around others. 

yayyyyyyyyy~~ ocs!!!!!

Drawing with these gloves that help my circulation make things look pretty.[at least look pretty to me]