made this one because of reasons

anonymous asked:

okay legit question: what do you think is the difference between aizawa's disdain for heroes that choose the spotlight as opposed to stain's ideals? what differentiates them?

Hiya Nonny!

I have a short answer for you, and a Very Long answer.

Short Answer is the obvious one: Aizawa doesn’t kill. He may dislike certain people, but he will not let it cloud his judgement, and he’s never gone out of the bounds of the law. If you check the Vigilantes spin-off, he even shows up in there as the stern and strict hero who is very much against that whole vigilante thing.
Stain, however, does kill. Rather a lot. It’s his whole thing. It’s how he makes his point.
This makes him a villain, and Aizawa a hero. But that’s probably too obvious of an answer. So let’s get into it.

The Long Answer.

I think, and I’m sorry for putting it like that, that you aren’t asking the right question when you say that Aizawa has a disdain for heroes that take the spotlight.
Aizawa’s best friend is Present Mic. You've… seen Present Mic. His superpower is that he’s loud and flashy. Aizawa is also on friendly terms with the likes Midnight and cooperates gladly with Lemillion and that dragon lady.
All big, flashy heroes.
So I don’t think it’s fair to say that Aizawa hates or feels scorn for heroes that like to be in the spotlight. No, what he hates, is the spotlight itself. Specifically, he doesn’t want that spotlight to be on him.
He’s an underground hero for a reason. His fighting style, his quirk, they require villains to either not see him coming, or to not know what he’s planning. The shadows are his best friend.
Going on late night tv to talk about his love life and his favourite food would legitimately put him and his work, his strategies, at risk.
Canonically, what he hates is not so much the heroes, but the Media.
The media’s job is, in part, to show things that don’t want to be seen, and you can assume that this is one of the reasons he has such a hard time with them. He’s an introvert being pushed in the middle of the dance floor. No one is gonna have a good time until he’s back in a corner next to the punch bowl.
But I digress.
Because it is true that he is shown to have issues with that most flashy hero of all: All Might.
The two do work together, but their relationship is strained. Why? That’s actually not too clear. Maybe their personalities clash. They are pretty opposing, even if they both have the same goals in mind (save the children,mostly).So that could be it. Maybe All Might took one too many arrests from Aizawa. Maybe Aizawa is just tired of every single kid in his class deciding on the dangerous path of a hero, because they look up to All Might.

Now let’s look at Stain.

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Stain’s backstory is that he went to a ‘pay for your diploma’ type of hero school, and decided there that all heroes are fakes. He has a very… teenager type of background, but one he seems to have stuck with.
And because this is BnHA, where nothing is black and white, he has a legitimate point, even if he goes way beyond the correct way of bringing it across.
Heroes in this universe are public servants, but they’re also celebrities. Several of them make a Lot of Money doing things like commercials. And that situation is less than ideal. Because why do people decide they want to be a hero? For the fame and fortune? Or to help people?
The motivation thing is kind of a theme that runs through a lot of BnHA. That whole ‘all true heroes have found themselves running in to save someone before they could think about it’. It’s what got Midoriya chosen.
On the flip side, you could see Endeavour’s quest to be number one as a result of this celebrity culture. I personally believe that Endeavour is (or was at the start) truly in it to help people, but that the large, cocky, arrogant part of him just also wants to be the very best, like no one ever was. And if not him, then at least his offspring. This sort of thing legitimately causes suffering.

The same culture also poses questions reminiscent of things Hollywood, politics and the music industry struggle with. Are heroes chosen for their talents, or for their pretty face? That is literally the issue Momo has in her intern arc.

So Stain has a point, but because he’s basically insane, he takes it too far.
His main victim in the story is the older Iida Tensei, and that guy (again, based on Vigilantes) is a cool dude, who puts a lot of emphasis on teamwork, and who is by all accounts a diligent, conscientious man. The guy is well known, but I don’t have the impression that he’s like… modeling or anything.
The original Ingenium is, in short, one of the Good Guys.
But he’s not Good Enough for Stain.
Because Stain is not just fighting corruption or vain heroes that take up too much of the spotlight, or that spend too much time making money on the side.
He basically wants every hero to be All Might. Utterly selfless, workaholic, no home life, dying for the cause. 
Few heroes are like that, because that is a very unhealthy situation. That’s the kind of stuff that leads to burn-out, and those alcoholic divorced cops in tropey crime dramas.
You know who’s like that? Midoriya. All Might. Mirio. Also, incidentally: Aizawa, the guy who does so much overtime that he sleeps in class and who comes to work still covered head to toe in bandages.
But I digress (again).
What Stain wants, is for Heroes to not only be incorruptible, but to be inhuman. He has an almost childish need for the idolized heroes of comics and tales. Not real people with a partner and kids and daily meals and human feelings and doubt and a sleep schedule.
He is, himself, spinning an unrealistic tale. One that catches on, by the way, because in his own blundering way, he has learned the power of imagery.  His PR is amazing, even if part of it is just that one clip of him ranting going viral.

Let’s talk about All Might and images

(yes, I know that wasn’t the question, but bear with me)
Now, the crux of all this, and really of pretty much everything in BnHA, is All Might.
Because he’s the one that started it. The ultimate hero, the one that kicked off Celebrity Hero Culture.
He did so knowingly, too. He set out to be the Symbol of Peace.
That’s the tale he spun. The PR campaign he started.
He needed the media for this. He embraced them and by doing so, probably kickstarted the idea that heroes need an Image.
All Might definitely knows the power of imagery: the smile, the catchphrase, that one youtube clip that keeps surfacing of him carrying like ten people at once.
It is real, he is actually like that, but it’s also a story. It is there to scare villains and reassure the populace.
It is, in a way, what made PR important for heroes. This, too, could be one of the reasons Aizawa is less of a fan of All Might: that guy just made the job of hero harder by adding all the media attention, and Aizawa would be happier if it wasn’t part of his daily life.

So where am I going with this?

Stain’s disdain of heroes in the spotlight is pronounced, but in a way it’s a cover for his very clear and very unsustainable want for ‘true heroes’. He uses it as an easily understandable (because with a grain of truth) argument for his philosophy that deems almost every hero unworthy.
On the other hand, Aizawa mostly hates the spotlight itself. His reasons for being kinda grumpy around All Might are mostly personal, and we haven’t really been given a full explanation of them.

Both of them, in part, rail against a wider culture of celebrity heroes, but because irony is the sweetest of all Horikoshi’s themes, the one that goes along with it the most, the one that uses imagery to his advantage, is Stain. He’s the one going viral with his philosophies.
The one that is closest to the ‘true hero’ that Stain is raving about, is then Aizawa, who just wants to be left alone with his sleeping bag and his cats.

Nighteye’s character and the deeper representation that Horikoshi might have meant to represent with him.

Interesting to see that the one thing that countered Nighteye’s quirk is his own attitude. His quirk acts more like precognition but because of his personality and negative mentality wich is an actually pretty accurate representation of the Japanese salaryman or any other job where decisions are needed to be made. This people have been conditioned to conform and not to take any risks or think outside the box. 

This is probably a reason why Nighteye’s visions turns into a self-fulfilling prophecies. But thanks to the younger heroes involved in this mission and them working outside the borders of  Nighteye’s self-made safe zone, they were able to changed his grimm vision of the future he saw.

 This is actually represenst actually a very crucial look on Japanese culture, by Horikoshi. The Japanese-inspired character, whose past troubles have left him resigned to helplessness, is proved wrong by the new generation who works outside the box. 

This video by Gaijin Goomba talks more about this theme in My hero academia.

anonymous asked:

How about a headcanon where Peter has to stop the reader from punching a teacher?

Omfg okay but me at this point in the semester:’)


-the teacher would lose your project for science
-one of those projects that took you HOURS
-and you and your bf peter had that class together
-he and you both specifically remember you turning in the project last class
-he turned his in with yours
-but for some reason the teacher just happened to “lose yours”
-so they put and F in the grade book
-which made your grade drop like the titanic
-you would be so upset and cry because you have worked so hard and at least deserve a B
-peter would comfort you :’)
-he would hug you and be so proud of you for trying your best
-this is turning into a fluff omfg the feels
-anyways the next day you and peter would both go talk to your guys teacher and demand an explanation
-they go “Oh you didn’t turn it in”
-you and peter would both be in shock
-because how come you both remember turning it in specifically
-handing it to your teacher right in front of them
-“I -I turned it in last class”
-“with peter he was there!”
-“I have mr. Parker’s but not yours”
-“but HOW!?”
-“maybe you lost it”
-“I was there as well she/he turned it in!”
-“I don’t know I never lose things so it must be you didn’t do it”
-“I TURNED IT IN”
-“I remember y/n worked so hard on it!”
-“we’ll apparently they didn’t because I see an F in the grade book”
-you cracked
-you worked all day and all night for weeks
-this project was supposed to make or break your grade
-you leaped at teacher fist first-
-“Y/N NO”
-peter stopped your fist before it hitting your teacher
-you three were all in shock by your actions
-“y/n babe are you okay”,,,
-“,,,,”
-“I-I-,,,”
-peter and you would run out before the teacher could say anything
-he would take you to the janitor room
-lock the door
-tears would stream down your face
-he knew how much your grades meant to you how hard you worked and how it was all taken from you
-and your teacher didn’t even consider a nether chance
-he would just hold you not caring that the bell rang
-that you would miss class
-peter would just care about you
-and trying to make you fell better and smile :’)


This was fluff then sad then more sad omfg what have I done.

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Since that other post is going around I felt the need to make this one to keep in mind the real reason BTS was calling Jungkook grubby, because of his tan line around the mouth.
Not because of his natural skin tone.
To say that is to take their words out of the context in which they were said.
In my personal opinion, BTS were disappointed that the whitewashing made the screenshot look like a promotional picture (which are absolutely whitewashed) and removed the tan line, which was the point of the joke.

anonymous asked:

Louis' team isn't calling shots though. Crusty is taking orders. And if you take a wider view, Sony (and any other label) have left money on the table plenty of times in terms of cockblocking an artist. Harry is the golden child. The one that was nurtured. The one that Rob Stringer promised would be a ready-made legend and sure thing. But he hasn't done much more than Niall. No way - imo - would he lose face by allowing Louis to also rival him.

Hi anon! thank you for your patience. ;) I’m sure Crusty is taking orders, like you say. He’s not the guy we should look at, although we have plenty of reasons to aim our anger towards him. But we should look higher. (Under the cut because again, it got way too long for the average follower.)

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anonymous asked:

Hello! I was just wondering what it is that attracts you to percy and Annabeth so much? I mean I love them with all my heart but I was just curious as to what it is that made you love them so much. I totally get it if you don’t know because honestly I probably couldn’t pinpoint just one thing. Your writing is GOALS by the way and I’m so psyched for the Wimbledon au epilogue 😃🙌

Hi, first of all what a great question thank you!

I’m not sure what draws me so much to them because I do fall in love with other relationships but mostly my interest dips in and out and these two are the only ones who have really held my interest for the long haul. I suppose the main reason for that is that I fell in love with writing them and they’re really the only couple I want to write fics for. I read a lot of fics about other ships (currently evak hold that claim) but when it comes to writing, I’m just not really motivated to stray away from Percy and Annabeth.

I mean, if I break it down, my love for their relationship comes down to: a relationship based on long standing friendship, interesting and likeable characters as individuals, and banter. It’s really a lot more complex than that I guess, but they have just been two characters who’s story (despite the fantastical background of their lives) that I can believe in. Their love isn’t epic or dramatic, it’s normal and healthy and fun. And I love that.

And with regards to writing them, I suppose everybody has their own slightly varying versions of canon (because canon is unfortunately fairly inconsistent). I think I always make Annabeth more emotionally stunted than she’s portrayed in the books and I probably make Percy more responsible than Riordan has. A lot of the reasons for this is because I write much of the time in alternate universes where their childhoods can be explored a lot more. And basic psychology tells you that someone who grows up in a neglectful household which she then runs away from and then spends much of her childhood losing people she loves and trying to prove her worth to a mother who’s as tactile as a rock is going to struggle to be vulnerable and express herself. It also tells you that a kid growing up in a single parent household who’s shipped from school to school might have developed some self preservation skills earlier on than most. I mean, this is gross over simplification and is a speculation not a guarantee, but it’s interesting to delve into and write.

I’ve gone wildly off topic here, but what I’m trying to get across is that I find these two so so interesting as individuals and how they work together as a couple. They’re two people who know each other better than anyone and are good for each other. They understand support and respect each other. And I really dig that.

(Second of all, thank you so much!! Soon and I are so excited to share the epilogue with you!)

crearnykiss  asked:

anyways,,,, i could totally use some chocolate now. thanks

oh yes yes yes, please pick from my selection of canadian CHOCOLATES 

 Chocolate Bar: Commonly called a candy bar in the United States. 100 percent Canadian.

The reason why this word is on the “questionable” results list is because many Americans responded with, “But only if 100 percent chocolate,” or something similar in nature. In Canada, the term “chocolate bar” is used for all bars that contain any amount of chocolate, even if it is a bar of candy covered in chocolate. A Skor is one example. This term isn’t reserved for bars that are solely made of chocolate.

anonymous asked:

I didn't mean that Sasuke had to be on her mind 24/7. But he wasn't even 1%. If one of the reasons Sasuke's execution made her do that confession it was because she wanted to make Naruto care less about Sasuke so he will not suffer because of it. It was because Naruto himself, not Sasuke. My problem is that she thought about Naruto 100% and about Sasuke 0%.

How is it in any way the fact that you are causing your “closest friend” pain more painfull than the actual fact that the one you claim you TO LOVE is going to be executed? Because she just genuinely seemed to care only about that, and not about the actual execution at all. Even Sai recognizez that she only was thinking about Naruto. Her love for Sasuke was just words. She may have cared for him, but she cared for Naruto more.


Anon, if you like the idea of NaruSaku so much, then the least you can do is to stop pretending to be a SasuSaku fan, and just go and browse their tags, because I’ve had enough of you wasting my time.

Saying Sakura “thought about Naruto 100% and about Sasuke 0%”… Lol, now I know you’re not worth the effort.

Hey everyone! Alta here...

Hey everyone! If you remember this account, then you know I wrote for Marvel and made edits a lot! 

I had gone on a hiatus for a week back in September, only to come back to it being hacked by someone I personally know.

I would first like to apologize to those who ever received a message of any kind within this month, whether it was rude, cruel, or hateful of any sort. 

Please know, it was not done by me, but I take full responsibility for this. 

On another note, I’ll be moving my other tumblrs here, as I had given up this one, because of the drama involved. (It has been fixed, and will NOT happen again)

Which also means I’ll be taking a break from Tom Holland/Peter Parker/Marvel for awhile, as I had someone show me things that made me feel awful and disgusted about myself for reasons I will never share.

This blog will be taken over by only my edits from my other blogs in fandoms such as, BTS, KPOP, Harry Potter, and some Marvel things.

Icons, GIFS, edits, and one shots in writing for Peter Parker and Marvel things will continue though, but I will not be taking request anytime soon, nor will I get to writing the previous requested one shots. But I have not forgotten about them!

If you don’t wish to see any of this on your blog, please feel free to unfollow.

That’s all. I can’t believe any of this happened to begin with, I really apologize.

anonymous asked:

You’re an idiot and needy for attention. I’m sure you’ve heard it 100 times but that whole situation had to do with the tan line on jungkooks face that made him look dirty. That’s the whole reason they thought the picture was funny. Don’t read it as them thinking his dark skin is funny because that’s not it at all. I don’t ever excuse the bad shit bts does but you completely overreacted and reached as far as you fucking could with this situation.

let’s reason now

why would we want negative attention, meaning:

  • hate
  • ignorant messages
  • losing followers

i’m sorry to tell you but we really don’t need to do shit to get attention

it’s one thing for them to think the tan line is funny. it’s another thing for them to say that the whitewashed version of jungkook is not funny anymore, that now it looks good to the point where they would be promoting him. that means that they think they whitewashed version of jungkook is better than the original version. which as we have been saying here for over 2 years now. is. colorist. 

and how do you know if they don’t think darker skin is funny? 

literally, they already did that before, just as we already pulled some reciepts. so apparently yes, they do think it’s funny. 

this blog is about whitewashing and colorism. specially within kpop and obviously focusing on bts. so when we see bts members involved in a colorist situation, we point it out. we don’t care if it’s going to draw attention or not. 

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anonymous asked:

Sorry, I found the invisible road default. Its only for the lush terrain? Cause I like your edited desert terrain sooo much and this default would be awesome for this terrain...

Yes, that “invisible” road replacement only works for the lush default I made. The reason is that the neighborhood-view textures aren’t transparent, because it doesn’t work if you make them that way. :) So, it’s not actually invisible, at least not in neighborhood view. 

That said, it would be easy to make one to match the desert terrain. All you’d need to do is open the desert terrain in SimPE and export the texture that’s used on the buildable area of the terrain. If memory serves it’s called “desert-smooth.” Then, open the road default in SimPE and replace all the green textures you see in the file with the desert one you exported. If that’s not something you’d be able to do yourself, I can do it for you…but not today. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I hope all my friends and followers are having a wonderful day today! If you are wth family and friends and having a wonderful time, bless you! If you are working, I’m sorry this is the way things are and hopefully your day is as good as it can get and you still get time to celebrate. If you do not like this holiday for your own reasons, I respect and sympathize with you and hope some day it can be a meaningful day to you just as I hope any day would!

Thanksgiving always had its ups and downs for me as any family holiday. Today is probably one of the happiest and most peaceful days I have ever had on this holiday, because I choose to be around people who made me happy. I know I can do this any day, but sometimes it’s easier to get together when a holiday is the excuse. Sometimes that’s just how some people’s lives are and is not meant to be an insult.

But you know what I find insulting. Anyone who tries to make me feel bad for celebrating this holiday. I normally don’t post things like his, but I find it really hurtful that I’m told that I am terrible person cause I celebrate this holiday. Do not tell me why I am. I do not celebrate the darker history of my country. I’m just happy to be around my family and friends. I’m a little disappointed to see some of the negativity my Tumblr friends are posting about this holiday.

To end a long story, regardless of whatever you are doing today, what you believe, or where you are from, I hope you have a wonderful day today.

Moira is the best Irish rep I’ve ever encountered

Alright hear me out. When Moira was revealed, I was super psyched to see that she was Irish, and not a stereotype whatsoever. Like, I genuinely spent a whole day practically in pure excitement because Blizzard had not only created Irish rep (a SERIOUSLY rare thing for us, aside from dopey background characters), but one who was based around true Irish culture. Rather than a drunken brute with a beer belly and wearing green all over- you know, the way media portrays us regularly- we got a character based on Genuine Irish Culture

This is PARTICULARLY prevalent in the Moon skin, which has numerous nods to Celtic culture- pagan symbols, a design mirroring common depictions of Irish deities such as the Morrigan or sorceresses such as Aoife, the wicked queen who transformed her stepchildren into Swans in the tale of the Children of Lir.

I really dig the concept of a sorceress themed Irish character with the power of genetics on her side, specifically because of the conscious effort Ireland as a country is making to have more and more science based jobs, specifically for women. It mightn’t have been intentional, but I wouldn’t be surprised!

These aside, however, there’s one thing that made me extremely happy, and ultimately left the impression that Blizzard had done a very good job with Irish representation: the fact that Moira is a Gaelgoir, or a fluent Irish speaker.

She’s got almost as many lines in English as she does as Gaeilge, in Irish. The reason this is such a big thing compared to, say, Sombra having so many Spanish voice lines is that Irish is very much so a language that’s struggling to survive and is slowly but surely dying. Ireland has a population of just under 5 million, and of those 5 million, only 70,000 people speak Irish fluently outside of the education system, and only 20,000 of those people speak it as their first language. 

By having Moira be clearly one of those 20,000, judging by how often she uses Irish- which is a hell of a lot more than anyone I’ve ever heard in my life, because we all speak English rather than Irish- Blizzard have given the Irish OW community something which means more than they could have possibly imagined- the first good piece of Irish representation that I’ve ever encountered, and for the first time ever: I feel truly represented! 

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In spite of everything I love Harley Quinn but, damn, writers treat her so badly. I swear, the temptation to make her actually stupid must be terrible because it’s so often implied, or explicitly stated, that she slept her way through school. First of all, it does not work like that.  Second, she’s not a therapist or a psychologist, she’s a psychiatrist, she’s a fricking MD and a damn young one too. Managing pre-med and collegiate gymnastics that she relied on to keep her scholarship? Harley is fucked up, but she’s not the dumb blonde she plays. (also stop making her stacked, she’s a gymnast. she is 4’11” of pure muscle and is not top heavy)

If you want a good Harley backstory it’s simple. She’s ADHD but medicated and slightly robotic because of it. I want to take special care not to demonize meds but, rather, people’s disapproval of neurodivergence and a lack of focus on what is best for a patient rather than what is most convenient for others. So, maybe, around ten years old Harley is a hyperactive space cadet who’s brilliant at tests but sloppy at coursework, who would be a gymnastics prodigy if she could actually focus on technique and put in practice time instead of fooling around. Then the meds come and it’s actually really cool because she can do the things she needs to do instead of just wanting to do them, doing something else entirely, and getting in trouble. People are proud of her, she’s proud of herself. But now there are expectations. Family and teachers and coaches overschedule her, find worth only in her success and don’t care about her mental health at all as long as she’s performing and castigate her when she does fail. Fuck if you don’t internalize that. But she doesn’t look unhealthy and she’s doing amazing. She actually has to choose between the Olympic trials and continuing her grad studies. She probably has some issues with self-harm but it either doesn’t look like self-harm or is well covered up. 

When Arkham accepts her, fresh from her residency, it’s not a mistake. The woman is amazing. All they can see is a mountain of achievements rather than the seething ball of nerves, self-loathing, and imposter syndrome boiling just under the surface. That’s when Joker comes in. He’s got the Hannibal Lecter shtick down. Where everyone else sees an intelligent driven young woman he sees a frightened overwhelmed girl who is working her hardest to convince the world she’s anyone other than herself. Sending her into a nervous breakdown would be too easy so he doesn’t even bother. Instead he’s open with her, almost friendly. The other doctors are amazed, Harley is amazed, she’s not done anything particularly revolutionary but, for the first time in forever, it looks like the clown prince of crime is showing progress. He unravels her and it’s a challenge, she flinches back and gets very serious when he comes too close to the real Harley under the professional. Still, soon she’s questioning everything. She doesn’t even really like her co-workers. She hasn’t had a real friend in years. She’s forgotten how to have fun. Did she ever want this to be her life or did she just do it for other people? It starts so slowly that it looks, at first, like she’s getting better at self-care. Maybe something totally silly one weekend, a trampoline park where she can enjoy the way her toned body moves without stressing out over landings, a face painting booth at a street fair, some garishly colored downright tacky decoration that clashes with her sensible apartment. Suddenly she realizes how much she hates knowing the difference between cream and ecru. The beigeness of her life is repulsive. She hates the person she’s pretending to be even more that she hates herself which is really saying something.

After her weekend of freedom she would have called in sick if it wasn’t so suddenly important to see him. The relief she feels at talking to one of Gotham’s most infamous supercriminals is disturbing but it is relief and she’s been swallowing a slow-motion panic attack for hours. She admits, though she shouldn’t, that she took his advice about doing something fun and he teases her, what would straight-laced Doctor Quinzel do for fun? Did she realphabetize her sock drawer or buy a new clipboard? It’s not important to impress him, it’s really not. He’s dangerous, cruel, and he looks so proud when she admits that she bought a lamp shaped like a lawn flamingo. The only mistake, he says, is that she should have stolen it. She hopes the wicked thrill it gives her doesn’t show on her face. It does. She almost even laughs. He likes it when he can make her laugh and she likes it when he likes things.

It’s wrong and unprofessional, the relationship she develops, and she knows it but her whole life she’s been so high strung. Nothing she’s done has been for her, she’s not sure she knows how to really do selfish things anymore, but he knows the selfish things she needs to do. It feels good when she follows his advice even when it’s small things like the rainbow striped socks she wears concealed under her very bland slacks and sensible shoes. She’s so happy, almost giddy, and he loves her happiness, he loves her, he loves the real her that she’s had to beat down and hide for so long, the her that even she isn’t able to love. She is able to love him, though, and since he loves her she’s able to love herself for him, to protect and nurture something so important to him.

When the choice comes between her old self, the tedious endless labor of making the world proud, and Him, the spectacular man that brought color into her life, it’s not even a question. She kills Doctor Harleen Quinzel, she throws away the version of her that let herself burn just for medals and hollow accolades. She embraces Harley Quinn and it’s so much a part of her nature she can’t even see that she’s still living her life for someone else’s approval, except this time that person is a murderous clown. She hasn’t let her hair down, she’s just put it in pigtails instead of a bun.

The Minyard-Josten Pros’ Coming Out

Or, That Time Andrew Got Pissed And Posted The Video That Broke The Internet

  • Years down the line, our boys are both pros and Neil is getting annoyed at all the press conferences that get derailed by either the Josten-Minyard rivalry or whether he is or isn’t in a committed relationship as some gossip magazines have been implying
  • he’s not allowed to deal with it, though
    • he’s actually not allowed to say anything to the press that his coach and PR team haven’t approved of
    • he calls it bullshit
    • he only ever antagonized a dangerous yakuza criminal once
    • people really can’t let anything go, in this sport

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