mafia state

Drogo x Female Reader

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Imagine owning a small bakery which is overrun by the Mafia resulting in the leader, Drogo, becoming infatuated with you.

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\ Request from anonymous /

Khal Drogo x Reader Modern au? Like he’s a UFC fighter or a mafia leader and reader is our fem Cinnabon bakery owner or student.

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anonymous asked:

(part 1) ur gonna roast me for this but im legit curious why mafia AUs are so bad? im asking in a non confrontational way, i get it romanticizing mafia is wrong, but i also believe that 1)most mafia AUs are a really toned down type of mafia;2)they do make for some interesting kinds of dynamics with fanart and with fics; 3)in a fic specifically u can create your own world and call something mafia and still make it so they don't kill innocent people but only idk members of other gangs or sth

(part 2) plus theyre a way to put ur charas in a completely diff context and see what theyll do. i mean i dont believe that writing ships in a certain context (like mafia) equals romanticizing that context. mafia AUs arent even my fav things to read (in fact i almost never do), im sure many ppl romanticize it and i obvs dont agree with that but im just trying to udnerstand bc i believe fandoms are a way to explore things that we normally wouldnt.

I’m not gonna roast you don’t worry xD okay wait let me check if I replied to this already if yes I’m gonna c/p because it’s half past midnight otherwise I’ll just go at it again wait *checks tags* fff obviously I don’t have a general post but anyway pls read this after you’ve done with my post and then this which is also choke-full of links. plus for a (not nice) laugh: here. AH WAIT I FOUND THE POST.

okay, so, let’s have it out of the way: I have nothing against mob aus or crime aus. I have a problem against calling them mafia AUs because in the US mafia = organized crime at large, in Italy mafia = ACTUAL EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ACTIVELY HARMFUL. now that I introduced the topic I’ll c/p you the reply I gave to another anon who while discussing the issue pointed out that most writers don’t even know Italian mafia is a thing, which is pretty much on the same discourse so…

*The thing is - in the US it might not be enough of a deal anymore and I honestly do get why people make the mafia = regular mobsters, since the mafia was the first foreign organized crime being exported to the US via italian immigrants (sorry if this sounds horrible in English but I just woke up and I still didn’t have coffee) so I understand that mafia became the umbrella term.But the thing is that - as you said, these people don’t even know that there’s a mafia in Italy anymore or where the word comes from.

 I’m going to link to italiansreclaimingitaly’s tag about the mafia and its perception outside Italy because they posted about this extensively and it’s an excellent resource, but meanwhile I’m gonna do a very short bullet point list and about the topic:

  • Mafia might not be a big deal in the US, but it still is here. We have the beauty of four different mafias (Cosa Nostra - the Sicilian one, camorra which is the one in Campania but has tendrils spread everywhere, the ‘ndrangheta which is in Calabria and the Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia) which are all active [especially camorra and 'ndrangheta] and whose actions have direct impact (negative) on our economy and on our society. Actually mafias are one of the main reasons we’re currently economically fucked up, and if I start talking about how mafia culture keeps some areas literally backwards I could talk about it for three months.
  • There are still people who are killed for standing up against them. These days the most prominent personality is Roberto Saviano who is a writer who dared to put together a book documenting minutely the way camorra works and he’s been living under protection for years by this point. Like, they want him dead because he wrote a book. And I’m sorta sure that he was talking about leaving Italy and going to the US after years of sticking with it here because he can’t take it anymore but I don’t know if it was a taken decision or if it’s still debating it.
  • It wasn’t even thirty years ago that we had the stragi di mafia - in english it’d be something like the mafia slaughters, basically around the beginning of the nineties there were a number of bombs planted by the mafia targeting people who were trying to oppose it including judges Falcone and Borsellino, actually the anniversary of Falcone’s death is like… tomorrow. And they’ve killed people for way longer than that. Here is a list of only Cosa Nostra victims including the ones from the eighties/nineties. And people are still dying because of it. The slaughters I’m referring to are just the ones in the nineties which are enough of a number.
  • They also perpetuate a culture where if you testify against your mafia-employed relatives you’ll be shunned forever. There are women who testified against their families and couldn’t see their children anymore never mind that they weren’t automatically considered a relative anymore the moment they sided against the mafia. Some people have committed suicide after becoming witnesses also because our police force/justice system can be terribly non-supportive in this kind of situation so they got left on their own. Never mind that back in the day - it was the beginning of the nineties? - I recall at least a particular story of - I think, correct me if I remember wrong but I can’t remember the names for the life of me - where this guy testified against the local mafia when he either used to work for them or was forced to pay them the pizzo and in retaliation his six-year old (or five? Anyway he had a son younger than ten for sure) got kidnapped, killed and thrown into acid to dispose of the body. That happened in what, 1993? 1994? It’s pretty much yesterday. And now the camorra is doing the same - there’s a list here of camorra victims among which accidental passerbys that got killed because they were in the way which I can tell just by glancing is not complete. And I’m not even going into the 'ndrangheta. That is to say, here mafia still kills people and cripples our country.

Now, I get that it’s a word, but the point was: let’s say that instead of the Italians the Japanese came to the US first and the umbrella word for organized crime was yakuza rather than mafia and let’s say yakuza was still what it was originally in Japan while in the US it stopped being a big deal and people write yakuza!AU instead of mafia AU. Let’s say someone Japanese gets angry at that and goes like 'listen the yakuza is a real deal it does this this this and that and it’s a plague in our country so can you please at least look it up before writing your fanfic’, which is what had happened way back then when this whole mafia and fanfic thing blew up. A bunch of people told us to get over it because it’s just a word and if it’s a problem in Italy it’s not in the US so why should they care? Now, if we had been Japanese (or Chinese or Russian or Mexican) would they have said the same thing? Considering the general tumblr attitude I’m pretty sure they would have received either an apology or 'this is an important deal let’s keep that in mind’ with signal boost reblogs and stuff. 

It’s the fact that we should get over people not knowing that it’s still a real problem for us and that they can’t take five seconds to google it that is the problem imo. Especially when instead of mafia au you can just say mobsters au or tag it as organized crime and everyone is a lot happier, mostly because as the tag above explains romanticising the mafia is a good thing for them because it means they can act outside Italy with less stigma because everyone thinks that the mafia is dead or not relevant anymore, if I’m explaining myself. (And it’s active outside Italy - like, there was a mafia kill in Germany in 2007 where six people died (sorry the link is in Italian but there isn’t an English wiki page, if you look the city up you’ll find something probably) and it was because of the 'ndrangheta.

I’d really like to not get worked over it because it meant it was a thing of the past y'know, but the problem is that it isn’t and I’d rather spread some awareness in hope some of these writers look it up (because it’s a good thing that people know what mafia is since as stated they have tendrils everywhere - if you read Saviano’s book the entire first chapter is about how camorra regularly deals with Chinese import/export in Italy for one) than shrug and figure that since they’ll think everything is good for fanfic then it’s not even worth my time.*

Now, ^^^ that was the c/p-ed reply that should answer most of your doubts. What I didn’t address was:

im sure many ppl romanticize it and i obvs dont agree with that but im just trying to udnerstand bc i believe fandoms are a way to explore things that we normally wouldnt.

aaaand as we say here in Italy, this is where the donkey falls (sorry we have weird sayings), because in theory there’s nothing wrong with that… except that in 99% of the mafia aus I’ve seen around the thing is that they’re supposed to be cute.

like, I see a lot of shit with TINY MAFIA BOSS STEVE ROGERS with RUSSIAN ENFORCER BUCKY (????? bucky isn’t even russian???) and the yoi thing I saw before had the japanese character being the leader of a russian mafia gang which is… like… guys it doesn’t happen it really doesn’t, and a lot of them re-use wrongly terminology taken from the godfather without context or knowing what the hell it means, and it’s always from the criminals’ pov and they’re somehow seen as criminals doing justice where the police can’t (???) and like… no. mafia bosses/enforcers/employees are bad people period, and at least here if you try to leave or repent they kill your family in retribution. like, not even ten years ago there’s been a woman who used to belong to a mafia family (or one colluded with the mafia) who testified and her entire town/family shunned her and she couldn’t take it anymore and… killed herself drinking acid if I don’t recall wrong. it’s not even special cases. this shit is not funny, it’s not cute, it’s not adorable and it’s not good fodder for your imagine your otp scenario (srsly I saw one like.. let me find it,

LIKE. just look at this shit. in a regular context, the enforcer goes to the show owner to force them to pay a monthly sum to their boss lest they destroy their shop and their lives and their family’s life never mind that mafia culture is deeply homophobic so the mafia enforcer flirting with the shopkeeper is like completely fucking out of the question. I mean, people here like to shit on the sopranos but that show was actually excellent representation of Horrid Criminals Who Were Never Supposed To Be Good People and the small arc that happened when one of tony’s friends turned out to be gay (closeted) was REALLY well done. btw, it ended that when they found out he was gay most of the crowd rejected him and thought badly of him until I think they killed him also for other reasons, but that spiraled from finding out he liked dick. and that’s american mafia that they actually based on well-done research of the culture in Italy it came from, I assure you that here it doesn’t work that differently. like. the shit above is so inaccurate and frankly offensive, it’s like… I get people romanticizing problematic stuff but the thing is that when you tell them that it’s actually offensive you get brushed off as ‘ah well you’re being too sensitive it’s just a word u__u’. now, I’m all for exploring shit we wouldn’t be into, but not like THAT, because that’s like mafia romantic comedy and that’s not how it works. now, you wanna do a fic where the mafia characters are deeply flawed and bad people and the police tries to catch them? fine, great, go ahead. you wanna do a fic where the enforcer above deals with dunno an entire life of internalized homophobia when he finds the shopkeeper attractive and feels conflicted over having to con money out of him and doing horrible shit for a living and maybe understanding that crime isn’t worth it and then he actually collaborates with the police and gets shit from about everyone he knows and loves for that? okay, awesome, go ahead. nothing bad in that.

but the shit above is not exploring things we wouldn’t/writing darkfic, it’s THINKING THAT A CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION WHICH IS STILL A THING IN OUR PART OF THE WORLD IS CUTE AND ADORABLE. and that only plays in their favor because it takes the bad aura out of the word and we really should not let that happen. like. that is what is bad about mafia aus and mafia discourse, that people don’t realize the mafia is alive and well and thriving and not a thing that doesn’t exist or a generic word for organized crime.

you wanna write the shit above? okay, CALL IT CRIME AU or mob au, not mafia au.

btw, add-on: idk if I mentioned it in the above post or not, but in case I didn’t, I said that people would balk at the idea of a mexican cartel au. sadly since then I’ve found out a fandom where not only there is one but it’s also extra cutesy and people apparently love it and it has a bunch of kudos/comments and idek I’m not even touching that with a ten foot pole but like… I’ve avoided it and everything that author wrote because to me it’s just… nope. like, nope. if you do mafia aus don’t make them fucking cute. (also: in the same fandom I had to mute a v. famous fanartist whose art I actually liked but did cutesy mafia aus and.. like… haahahhaahahahahaha nah sorry. can’t go there. nope.)

Surprises

Pairing: Soukoku

Rating: G

Summary: On Chuuya’s 14th birthday, he makes a wish that Dazai will keep surprising him for as long as they are partners. When Dazai leaves the Port Mafia, Chuuya believes that Dazai will never surprise him again, but for his 23rd birthday, Dazai gives him the biggest surprise of them all.

Author’s Notes: Happy birthday, Chuuya! It’s 12:06 AM on April 29th, 2017, and this fic is only the beginning of my celebrations today!! I have a wonderful day planned ahead of me where I will be cosplaying and marathoning BSD with my best friends as we celebrate not only Chuuya’s birthday but the fact that it’s officially been one year since the three of us got into BSD together.

Before we dive into this fic I’d just like to take a quick moment to say that as much as this fic is dedicated to Chuuya, it is dedicated to this entire fandom as well. My life wouldn’t be half as wonderful as it is right now if I hadn’t gotten into BSD. I wouldn’t have so much confidence in my writing, I wouldn’t have met Keelin and Ami and Peyton and Livvi and Lenin or any of the other amazing people that I only started talking to after joining this fandom, I honestly would be a lot worse off and I’m so glad that my Dazai made me watch the anime with her and that I decided to stick with it and all. I really love all of you guys so much, thank you for loving me and supporting me the way that you do.

This fic is based off of an ask that an anon sent me on tumblr about the ways that Dazai surprises Chuuya on his birthday throughout the years. I really hope you guys enjoy this fic. Happy birthday, Chuuya! And here’s to a year in this incredible fandom!!

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in the three months that the turkish army spent hammering away at isis’ forces in al-bab to no avail, the sdf managed to fight all the way to the borders of raqqa, liberating dozens of villages from isis. just in time, the turkish army made a “deal” with isis in al-bab to withdraw, but in exchange for what, we don’t know. a couple days after, the turkish army starts attacking the sdf around manbij. immediately there was noise about having to remove forces from around raqqa and bring them up to the euphrates to fight. the syrians and russians quickly brokered a deal with the sdf where their forces would be placed along the front line as a sort of peacekeeper thing, in order to deter attacks. for a while, it looked like turkey’s machinations were over (hilariously, due to a combined force of american, syrian, and russian army forces who are now apparently holding the same positions). suddenly, the kdp (barzani mafia state) in iraq starts arresting ybs members (ypg in iraq), particularly yezidis who started the group because they didn’t like that the kdp peshmerga ran off when isis attacked and left them to become slaves. now they’re bringing up forces to put siege to a ybs base, and the sdf is talking about having to pull back forces from raqqa again. turkey has bases in kdp territory and are allied with them, because both the kdp and turkey oppose the pkk and its iraqi and syrian equivalents. erdogan, barzani and isis are all scum supporting each other. 

Some More columbine Conspiracy

Cause I just love conspiracy theories here’s a few I found surfacing the Internet. Most of which depicts the Trench Coat Mafia as more than just a group of outcast. Once again this all theory and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I also think the conflicting eye witness accounts are just a cause of mass hysteria. It is just a different perspective on what happened all those years ago. Although I have to say I do think some of these are far fetched, I will forever find the Joe Stair theory valid just cause of how sketchy he was period. Well let me know what it think! All comments welcomed!

The real cover up revolves around the fact that the conspiracy was much wider than “two boys”.

-The two boys were affiliated with the Trenchcoat Mafia, an unofficial “club” at the school for people who were known as the “outcasts of outcasts”. Many members were away from school during the Columbine attack. They were also involved in Satanism. Trenchcoat Mafia member Eric Dutro walked around the cafeteria in Spring 1998 saying “Satan loves you”. During the aftermath of the shooting, some students talked to Clement Park worker Steve Ogle, and told him that the Trenchcoat Mafia members were “Satanists”. Student Jecoa Catt told an investigator that the Trenchcoat Mafia was a Satanic group. Student Lacey Shott said she believed that the members of the Trenchcoat Mafia worshipped the devil. One witness reported that Joe Stair, founder of the Trenchcoat Mafia, frequently came to class with a book he called the “Devil’s Bible”. Shortly prior to the attack (On the day), one student saw a Trenchcoat Mafia member with their hair fashioned into Devil’s horns. Ralph Zaeschmar has compiled a long list of evidence that the group was Satanic. You can find that here.

-Chris Morris, a close friend of the two boys, talked about constructing explosives and was known as a “mean kid” who had gotten into trouble for pulling knives on other students. His mother was a Cherry Hills police officer. On the day of Columbine, witnesses saw him with a handgun in the North Hall. Rumors spread through the school about his involvement. He was arrested at the school, and his alibi rested on the account of Cory Friesen, his best friend and another suspect (Thought to have helped carry gear into the school). A Trenhcoat Mafia insider stated that he was involved.

-Robert Perry, a Trenchcoat Mafia member who had left the school in 1998 but still spent a lot of time on campus, was seen shooting by countless witnesses. In 2008, Perry’s mother (A witness for his alibi) died of undisclosed causes. A Trenchcoat Mafia insider stated that he was involved.

-Joseph Stair was the founder of the Trenchcoat Mafia. He was known to have a hit list and talked of blowing up the school. His father was a US Air Force veteran who had been involved in work at Kodak Island that not even his own daughter can recall. Students saw him in the school immediately before and during the shooting, which contradicts his alibi. He was reportedly arrested in the library by plain-clothes police officers. A number of students reported the shooters addressing someone named “Joe”. A Trenchcoat Mafia insider stated that Stair was involved. In September 2007, he was found hung to death – it was ruled a suicide, though there was unexplained blood on the floor at the scene. His funeral was held on Friday, September 21st – the date of the long-delayed Columbine memorial dedication.

-One suspect was seen with a shotgun. He wore camouflage pants and a trenchcoat. He was seen bringing a heavy bag into the school.

-Several witnesses in the science hall saw a muscular man in his 30s with a “chiseled face” and a shotgun.

-Students saw a short, pudgy male in a white T-shirt and blue jeans. He was walking with two of the Trenchcoated gunmen immediately before the shooting, and shouted out “GO!! GO!!” to initiate the attack.

-A short gunman (5'6") with ear-length hair was seen running through the cafeteria, firing a weapon. He wore a black jacket.

-A shooter on the west side of the school was described as being 5'9" or 5'10" and as having a “very round face”. They were not Harris or Klebold, according to witness statements. The descriptions match Brian Sargent, who was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia, and who was named as being involved by Cara Sanders.

-Eric Dutro was a member of the Trenchcoat Mafia who Valeen Schnurr said she thought could have been the shooter she had seen, instead of Harris. Reports indicate that Dutro asked people “Do you believe in God?”. He was kicked out of the school.

-A shooter with a shirt that was either red or orange was seen in the cafeteria. This shooter wore baggy black pants and spoke German.

-Witnesses reported armed gunmen on the roof of the school. Officially, Harris and Klebold were never on the roof.

-Two witnesses saw a shooter armed with a shotgun in Weaver Park, near Columbine. He appeared to be leaving.

-Some witnesses reported that a man who “looked like a giant rat” and had a moustache participated in the shooting. They describe him as wearing a police/firefighter uniform. This matches the description of Nate C. Marshall, a West Metro firefighter who, according to Donna Taylor, was the mysterious “adult” who was reported to have handled/supervised/trained the two boys.

-Many witnesses described the perpetrators as “men wearing masks”.

-One witness told her mother (Who was on the phone with the news) that the shooter had bushy eyebrows (Neither of the two boys had that), dark brown hair (Neither of the two boys had that), and were incredibly ugly. She did not recognize the shooter as a student.

A part 2 to this 

I wanted to talk more about Dazai, Mori, Higuchi, and Akutagawa because they’re all connected. I have not read the manga, so there might be things missing, feel free to contribute or something.

In S1, EP 11, Mori is underhandedly berating Higuchi for failing the mission. His comments are sarcastic while seeming encouraging and understanding:

Akutagawa is seen as an important asset to the Port Mafia, Mori states that Akutagwa’s potential for violence exceeds what’s needed to be a part of the Mafia. Still, Akutagawa is seen as dead weight as soon as he’s severely hurt.

The groups that Akutagawa crushed in his attempts to capture Atsushi are coming together to get revenge on him. But Mori deems it none of his business because of the hassle, and Akutagawa is useless in his condition. Akutagawa’s life is nothing more than a pawn.

Mori doesn’t want to spend money or take the risk of trying to protect Akutagawa. He throws a valuable person away, someone who has devoted his life to the Mafia, because he’s damaged goods.

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Mafia wars (modern Au) (Closed rp with  theflagshiparkos)

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it was the year XXXX, a special year for a certain Faunus, it was her freshman year at high school which meant an almost new start for life. She was more then excited to be here, knowing no one would know who she was or who her family was. 

She was forced to leave her old school from the threats the teachers made towards her about behind a horrible person, which was not her fault, it was her parents fault for being one of the biggest mafia family in the state. It meant having to leave the house she grew up in, the friends she made over the many years  of being there. She knew it would be hard but it was better to start off fresh then be harassed even more. 

Thankfully for Velvet her classes were rather normal, the classes that were forced to be taken with the few classes she chose as her own. her starting class was math, which to her wasn’t all that bad. Finding an empty seat she took it, already pulling out a notebook and getting ready for class. 

For the most part she sat in silence watching as other students walked in already talking to other people, she couldn’t help but feel pain knowing it would be awhile before she made a friend herself. 

anonymous asked:

Do you think Eric and Dylan would do drugs? Which ones? Id love to see them on drugs hahahahahaha

“Yes they did, and some friends and a coworker said they believed they did harder drugs too (but there’s no proof they actually did.) As for weed, there is proof. Witnesses say that they saw and/or joined them smoking weed in the smoker’s pit at school. On Eric’s survey, he said that his favorite thing to do on the weekend was “get stoned.” And, friends of theirs such as Chris Morris and Cory Friesen, said that they did indeed smoke weed.” -dylankleboldblog.tumblr.com

Apparently, Eric took cough Syup (?) :

Discussing his drugs of choice, Eric Harris, on his Trenchcoat Mafia web site, stated the following: “My recent OTC [over-the-counter] of choice is cough syrup. I recommend it highly. It’s the best thing after a hard day of being called ‘ gay’ by a schoolyard full of fashionable jocks and cheerleaders.” -Comprehending columbine

Dylan was into drinking ; He got drunk sometimes as a way to suppress his shyness and depression :)

But I don’t think they would do stronger drugs such as cocaine, etc. 

anonymous asked:

Winteriron or Stuckony mafia au? (Have you done one of those yet?)

I have done another small fill with MobBoss!Bucky and Professor!Tony. You can now read it on Ao3.

For this one let’s do Stuckony and make it a tad darker. 

“You are going to regret this.”

Tiberius just smiled as his men took another hit at Bucky, who was currently tied to a chair. Steve tied to another chair right behind him. The two Mafia bosses had already been through an hour of beatings, blood dripped from their mouths and their faces were beyond swollen.

“Sure. And who is going to stop me? I have the state’s two most influential Mafia Bosses tied up in my warehouse.” Tiberius grinned. “It took years of planning but I finally have the two of you and now it will be my turn to rule.”

Steve snorted and Bucky let out a chuckle causing Tiberius to snarl.

“Hey Buck, he seems to think that we are in control of everything.”

“Must mean we’ve done our job right, Stevie.”

Their captor snarled and gestured to his men to hit them again.

“What the hell are you two muttering about?! You can’t fool me, everyone knows you two are the head bosses.”

Bucky spit out some of the blood that had gathered in his mouth.

“Right, like I could run a mafia business. I’m just the muscle and the poster boy so cops don’t find out that he runs the entire state alone.”

Steve grinned. “I have no interest in power but I do love to help him out.”

“Who the hell are you talking about?”

Bucky shifted in the chair.

“The Merchant of Death, he’s the real boss. The one in control of the entire state.”

“We are just the poster boys so he doesn’t reveal how much power he really has. Can’t scare the masses after all,” Stee helpfully added.

Tiberius had been growing paler after Bucky had started talking. Even him men had backed away from the two men.

“You’re lying. The Merchant of Death is a myth. No one knows who he is. Much less if he exists.”

“Oh, he exists alright,” Steve smiled. “Otherwise we’re sharing a bed with a ghost.”

“I don’t think a ghost is capable of what he did last night,” Bucky added with a smirk.

“I hope not or I am definitely not doing my job right.”

Tiberius spun around at the sound of a new voice. Behind he stood a brown haired man. He was slightly shorter than Tiberius himself but the aura he gave off was one of danger.

“Who are you?!” His two men already had their guns out and pointed at the man.

For a moment Tiberius had been scared but on further inspection the newcomer didn’t seem to have any weapons on him and his fitted suit gave away to the fact that he was not wearing any protection either.

“Is this the pest that somehow thinks he deserves power?” the man asked, his question aimed at the two tied to the chairs rather than Tiberius.

“You will address me!” Tiberius yelled. “Or my men will shoot-”

He was cut off as two gunshots rang through the air and his men fell to the ground dead.

Tiberius looked at the man who was now smiling, all teeth, and stood unconcerned with his hands behind his back. Tiberius slowly slid to the ground, this man was so far out of his league.

The man approached him coming to a stop just a few steps away.

“I haven’t addressed you yet? So be patient and wait your turn.”

“Tony!”

“What took you so long, Stark!”

Tony looked up over Tiberius’ head, a had over his heart. “You wound me, Bucky, calling me by my last name.”

Tony Stark? Tiberius’ eyes widened in recognition.

“Y-your Tony Stark?!”

Tony looked down and Tiberius barely held back a shudder.

“Yes, Tony Stark in the flesh,” he smiled, his eyes flashing dangerously. “But you can also call me the Merchant of Death. Leader of all the Mafia groups in the State of New York and California. Not many get to know my real identity but since you will be dead in a second, it won’t matter.”

Tiberius barely had time to gasp before the bullet was lodged inside his head.  

anonymous asked:

I do want to say something about the mafia thing real quick. IDK how long ago it was, but it was something I saw. I think when people write mafia AUs, they're not even going off Italian Mafia. They're going off of what they perceive is how the American mafia worked during the time of, say, Al Capone. I don't know how the Italian Mafia works, but I can say that the American mafia isn't a big deal anymore. Most mafia AUs I've ever read are set in the US, during the prohibition era. Very US-centric

Not that the American mafia was glamorous either, but writers generally romanticize. Especially fanfiction writers. I’m not saying it’s cool to make light of things. It’s not. But honestly, I don’t even think most of these writers are even aware that the Italian mafia is a huge deal. I’m not even sure they know there’s an Italian mafia. Writers romanticize a hell of a lot of things. Mobs, war, homelessness, you name it. I guess I just honestly don’t think getting worked over the word.

Yeah you are perfectly on point about what exactly they romanticize when talking about mafia, thought actually that is also kind of a problem because when I see posts praising Al Capone for being ‘the right kind of criminal/a criminal that did things honorably’ I wonder if people have even watched Untouchables in their spare time because he definitely was not. But the thing is - in the US it might not be enough of a deal anymore and I honestly do get why people make the mafia = regular mobsters, since the mafia was the first foreign organized crime being exported to the US via italian immigrants (sorry if this sounds horrible in English but I just woke up and I still didn’t have coffee) so I understand that mafia became the umbrella term.

But the thing is that - as you said, these people don’t even know that there’s a mafia in Italy anymore or where the word comes from. I’m going to link to italiansreclaimingitaly’s tag about the mafia and its perception outside Italy because they posted about this extensively and it’s an excellent resource, but meanwhile I’m gonna do a very short bullet point list and about the topic:

  • Mafia might not be a big deal in the US, but it still is here. We have the beauty of four different mafias (Cosa Nostra - the Sicilian one, camorra which is the one in Campania but has tendrils spread everywhere, the 'ndrangheta which is in Calabria and the Sacra Corona Unita in Puglia) which are all active [especially camorra and 'ndrangheta] and whose actions have direct impact (negative) on our economy and on our society. Actually mafias are one of the main reasons we’re currently economically fucked up, and if I start talking about how mafia culture keeps some areas literally backwards I could talk about it for three months.
  • There are still people who are killed for standing up against them. These days the most prominent personality is Roberto Saviano who is a writer who dared to put together a book documenting minutely the way camorra works and he’s been living under protection for years by this point. Like, they want him dead because he wrote a book. And I’m sorta sure that he was talking about leaving Italy and going to the US after years of sticking with it here because he can’t take it anymore but I don’t know if it was a taken decision or if it’s still debating it.
  • It wasn’t even thirty years ago that we had the stragi di mafia - in english it’d be something like the mafia slaughters, basically around the beginning of the nineties there were a number of bombs planted by the mafia targeting people who were trying to oppose it including judges Falcone and Borsellino. And they’ve killed people for way longer than that. Here is a list of only Cosa Nostra victims including the ones from the eighties/nineties. And people are still dying because of it. The slaughters I’m referring to are just the ones in the nineties which are enough of a number.
  • They also perpetuate a culture where if you testify against your mafia-employed relatives you’ll be shunned forever. There are women who testified against their families and couldn’t see their children anymore never mind that they weren’t automatically considered a relative anymore the moment they sided against the mafia. Some people have committed suicide after becoming witnesses also because our police force/justice system can be terribly non-supportive in this kind of situation so they got left on their own. Never mind that back in the day - it was the beginning of the nineties? - I recall at least a particular story of - I think, correct me if I remember wrong but I can’t remember the names for the life of me - where this guy testified against the local mafia when he either used to work for them or was forced to pay them the pizzo and in retaliation his six-year old (or five? Anyway he had a son younger than ten for sure) got kidnapped, killed and thrown into acid to dispose of the body. That happened in what, 1993? 1994? It’s pretty much yesterday. And now the camorra is doing the same - there’s a list here of camorra victims among which accidental passerbys that got killed because they were in the way which I can tell just by glancing is not complete. And I’m not even going into the 'ndrangheta. 
  • That is to say, here mafia still kills people and cripples our country.

Now, I get that it’s a word, but the point was: let’s say that instead of the Italians the Japanese came to the US first and the umbrella word for organized crime was yakuza rather than mafia and let’s say yakuza was still what it was originally in Japan while in the US it stopped being a big deal and people write yakuza!AU instead of mafia AU. Let’s say someone Japanese gets angry at that and goes like 'listen the yakuza is a real deal it does this this this and that and it’s a plague in our country so can you please at least look it up before writing your fanfic’, which is what had happened way back then when this whole mafia and fanfic thing blew up. A bunch of people told us to get over it because it’s just a word and if it’s a problem in Italy it’s not in the US so why should they care? Now, if we had been Japanese (or Chinese or Russian or Mexican) would they have said the same thing? Considering the general tumblr attitude I’m pretty sure they would have received either an apology or 'this is an important deal let’s keep that in mind’ with signal boost reblogs and stuff. It’s the fact that we should get over people not knowing that it’s still a real problem for us and that they can’t take five seconds to google it that is the problem imo. Especially when instead of mafia au you can just say mobsters au or tag it as organized crime and everyone is a lot happier, mostly because as the tag above explains romanticising the mafia is a good thing for them because it means they can act outside Italy with less stigma because everyone thinks that the mafia is dead or not relevant anymore, if I’m explaining myself. (And it’s active outside Italy - like, there was a mafia kill in Germany in 2007 where six people died (sorry the link is in Italian but there isn’t an English wiki page, if you look the city up you’ll find something probably) and it was because of the 'ndrangheta.

I’d really like to not get worked over it because it meant it was a thing of the past y'know, but the problem is that it isn’t and I’d rather spread some awareness in hope some of these writers look it up (because it’s a good thing that people know what mafia is since as stated they have tendrils everywhere - if you read Saviano’s book the entire first chapter is about how camorra regularly deals with Chinese import/export in Italy for one) than shrug and figure that since they’ll think everything is good for fanfic then it’s not even worth my time. 

Ugh sorry for the rant I didn’t mean for it to get this long /o\ but thanks for giving me the chance to and pointing the fact out because it’s something I’ve suspected for a while so it’s good to have external perspective on it. I just hope that I explained myself decently /o\

anonymous asked:

Dazai x Chuuya shipper anon here. For you, what do you think is the relationship of Dazai and Chuuya? I've seen many fan arts and OFFICIAL ARTS that contained that ship. Gawd. It's getting canon for me. Your opinion?

Hey hun *waves*

I’m really sorry for the late reply! I hope you read the answer ;u; *feels bad*


Okay that question is tough because nothing is really clear and there is soooo much I could say now, but I will keep this a bit shorter since I need to leave soon.


Okay so first of all they were childhood friends (which is my absolute fave thing about this ship). They know each other for a long time, had battles together side by side, solved problems, share memories…. all these things.

Chuuya is upset that Dazai left the Port Mafia. He stated that he “celebrated” it with expensive wine but… lol no, for me and obviously all Soukoku shippers he got drunk because he was hurt.

No matter how we see it, Dazai leaving had an impact on Chuuya and he still acts like a grumpy salty wife and confronts Dazai with that. If Dazai would mean nothing to him Chuuya wouldn’t be still so upset in my opinion.

Other than most shippers I think Chuuya really can’t stand Dazai at this point. Yes, most people say he acts like this because he is hurt and yes I consider that a possibility but I think a honest disliking grew inside our salty redhead. He probably felt left behind, was disappointed, and that became some form of hate? The important part of this way of thinking is that a part of him can’t deny that Dazai is a part of his life, if he likes it or not.

Dazai on the other side appears to be careless. If he really is or not, who knows. Bullying his childhood friend is still a thing after all these years. For example, did you know that he saved Chuuya as “slug” in his phone? :D Because of the hairless spot he always mentions (because he thinks of reasons why Chuuya wears that “ridiculous” hat) - It’s way too adorable isn’t it.

Really it is just so cute, even if at some point they can’t stand each other they can’t run away from the fact that they are part of each others lifes. I lowkey hope they get their shit together in the end ~



I hope that was at least close to what you expected as an answer x: If you meant something else or want an explaination for anything I mentioned feel free to ask again *hugs*

Goodbye For Now [Soryu Oh x MC x Baba Mitsunari] [Oneshot]

a/n: The imagine situation of Soryu’s sequel. I won’t say more if you haven’t read the story.

            Soryu gazed outside the window and saw police cars in front of his office. You gripped on his shirt tightly. He turned to you and gave you a tender smile. It was a forced one and you could just tell from the way the muscles under his skin work.

“Soryu,” your voice was coated with worries.

“I have to leave. Good bye,” he peeled your fingers away from his shirt as you clenched to him even harder.

You shook your head and your eyes were filled with tears to the edge, “No. It’s only temporary. We’ll get you free.”

He took your chin. His eyes were gentle as his lips closed in on you. It was a very sweet lingering kiss. Then the door was knocked loudly, shattering your fairytale life like a broken mirror.

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“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

How many terrorists wear suits, press buttons that end whole families’ lives, and get poor people to die for flags with hollow notions of American exceptionalism? Reflecting on the events of September 11th, 2001, we should never forget that there are many forms of terrorism, Western empire just focuses on the one which suits its geopolitical and economic ambitions.

In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group, or “oppositional terror.” Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and the media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the private group.” This means the actions of groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.

As Ahmad pointed out, these are “the least important in terms of cost to human lives and human property.” Rarely discussed is state terror, which, unsurprisingly, has the highest cost in terms of humans lives and property. Ahmad estimated that the disparity of people killed by state terror compared to those killed by individual acts of terror was, roughly, 100,000 to one. The human and financial costs of 9/11 compared to the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are easy supporting evidence.

On this day, if any of us are interested in talking about ending terrorism, the conversation should center the biggest perpetrators – the state. And our discussions should not pull punches when identifying the United States itself as the worst perpetrator of terrorism on the planet. Not to do so would be disingenuous.

EreRi Secret Santa: Mafia!AU in which Eren is the newly appointed boss and Levi is his bodyguard.

Title: For the Glory Days

Author: ryukoishida

Recipient: jaegersaurus

Contents: Graphic depictions of violence, minor character deaths, sexy times; mafia!AU; NSFW

Summary: After his father’s disappearance, newly appointed successor of the Jaeger Clan – also known to the public as the Titans due to their immense influence in the underground world – Eren is determined to find out what has happened. In the meantime, his bodyguard-or-maybe-more for nearly ten years, Levi Ackerman, seems to be hiding something from him as well. How do you save yourself from someone whom you thought you could trust your life with?

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