monster baffles

i sorta forget that a lot of ppl in like, The World, are sorta more ://// and Dont Get It when u talk about loving beastly/monster characters or going as far as to saying u have a crush on them bc i was in walmart talking to my mother about the shape of water and needless to say she hasnt yet opened her mind to the possibilities of love being between a fish man and a human

Imagine Loki, who serves his eternal sentence on earth by helping the Avengers, seeking out Bucky once he is brought into the Avengers’ fold as well. He keeps pestering Bucky with questions about how his memory and his identity was erased, much to Bucky’s distress. Cap sees it and intervenes, calling Loki a bully and giving him an earful. Loki gives him an enigmatic smile and leaves.

A few days later Loki shows Stark designs for an apparatus similar to what Bucky was put through. Stark gets mad and asks him what does he want to achieve with this contraption; whether it was a new way to possess people’s minds, now that he didn’t have the glow stick destiny. Loki states plainly that he wishes to use the device on himself only, to remove all his memories. Stark is baffled and asks why. Loki tells him that the happy memories remind him of a life which had been a lie, and the bad memories remind him that he is a monster. The memories give him a sense of identity which he isn’t sure he even has anymore. He simply wants to forget everything, and be mindless and numb for a change. Still, Stark refuses, much to Loki’s surprise and vexation.

Amor Vincit Omnia ( Yoongi /Oc)

Chapter 5. 

Yoongi had learned very early in life that there were just two kinds of people in the whole world.

Assets and Liabilities.

Assets were business partners or friends, guys who always had your back and would take a bullet for you. They didn’t hesitate to cal you out on your bullshit and the advice thatthey offered was genuinely worthwhile and useful. People like his fellow members in BTS and his friend/hook-up Hye Mi. He’d known them from childhood, had grown up with them and he knew he was set for life in the friends department. He really didn’t need another one.

Liabilities on the other had, tended to distract him from his goal. Empty words of flattery or unnecessary drama all designed to give him a headache.

Take his wife, for a second.

The minute he’d laid eyes on Kim Ji Soo, he’d marked her a liability. She was very beautiful, he’d have to be blind not to notice and she was clearly well-bred. Everything about her was dainty. She had dainty ankles, fragile looking wrists and a pair of succulent lips that wobbled at the slightest provacation. She dressed like an angel, in pleasant colors that actually soothed him a lot. He was used to Hye Mi’s flashy college fashion with chunky jewelry and bright colors. Ji Soo had been a refreshing change on his eyes, her classy understated way of dressing rather attractive.

But, she was exactly the kind of person he couldn’t afford in his life. For one thing, Hye Mi had gone batshit crazy when he’d told her about the marriage. He supposed that in some vague plan of theirs they’d hoped to get married someday but Yoongi didn’t really believe in marriages as a rule. He lived a dangerous life and any emotional commitment would be used as a weakness by the rival gangs.

But at least Hye Mi knew how to protect herself. She was good with guns and knives and hand-to hand combat.

His knew wife on the other hand. She had apparently been abused by her psychopath of a father . How was he supposed to have known that?? If she’d said that to him on the first day, he’d have killed the guy sooner. Helped her get out of her messy life. Instead she’d gone ahead and married him.

The little fool.

Their marriage was a public affair and by now almost all the other gangs would probably know that she was his wife. That would make her the prime target, if she were to step out without his protection.

He rubbed his forehead in despair.

She had gone completely silent after he’d shot her father. It was now nearly three days and she really hadn’t said a word. She stayed cooped in the bedroom and only came out to eat, perpetually avoiding his eyes. He couldn’t understand it.

The bastard had beat her black and blue ! Yoongi wasn’t a stickler for female protection or anything but even he knew that he ought not to hit a women only half his size. Ji Soo was built like a nymph. It was a miracle she’d survived this long.

One would think, the little nuisance would be grateful for the favor he’d done her. But instead she was looking at him like he was some sort of a monster. It completely baffled him. What the hell was he supposed to do? Let the bastard live so that he could find a way to hit her again?

Yoongi didn’t care for , or even like Ji Soo all that much. ’

But even he’d felt like tearing her father limb from limb after seeing her on that sidewalk bench bruised and battered. So he’d taken the guy out. Sure the man was important but then, somethings were unpardonable.

And no matter how he may feel about her, Ji Soo was still his wife. His property.

And whoever touched Min Yoongi’s property , had to go.

But then, he’d probably gone overboard with the way he’d done it. He could have asked one of his guys to get the job done and left it at that.

In retrospect, he probably shouldn’t have dragged her out in the middle of the night and shot him in front of her face. His sister had given him some long winded lecture about trauma and victim of abuse and violence and honestly, if he could redo it, he would.

But what’s done is done. He’d forgotten that Ji Soo was not like Hye Mi.

He grinned fondly as he thought of Hye Mi. Now, Hye Mi …Hye Mi would have loved to see the guy die. she would have probably grabbed the gun out of Yoongi’s hands and blown the guy’s brains out herself.

His kind of girl.

Ji Soo on the other hand , had gone into catatonic shock, freaking him out considerably.

Sighing, he ran a hand over his face. Maybe Hye Mi was right. he really should just divorce her and send her back home.

As though summoned by his thoughts, Hye Mi stepped into his office, wearing ripped jeans and a crop top that showed off her pierced navel. Today her blonde hair was streaked with purple.

“Are you still brooding about that little bitch?” Hye Mi snapped.

Yoongi gave her an easy smile.

“My wife. A little respect if you please.” He said calmly. She rolled her eyes.

“Your porcelain wife is both annoying and a pain in the ass. Why is she still here? You avenged her delicate sensibilities didn’t you? Send her packing ! Why won’t you listen to sense?” she snapped, coming around to wrap an arm around his neck before lightly biting down on the skin behind his ear. It was more muscle memory than anything else that made him go hard at the action.

“She’s not safe outside, babe.” He said calmly and Hye Mi pulled away.

For a few seconds she was very silent.

“Are you falling in love with her?” She said  and he straightened in complete surprise. There was something in her tone that made him extremely uneasy.

“What? Where on earth is this coming from?” He said , laughing in disbelief. But she didn’t smile.

“I…I was wondering if you’d ever kill for me…” She said very softly and he felt like he’d been sucker-punched.

“Hye mi yah… You don’t need me to kill for you. You’re perfectly capable of doing it on your own and I love you for it.” He said gently, pulling her into his arms. She hugged him very tight and he squeezed back.

“I love you. You know that right? ” She said suddenly and he felt a bit uncomfortable. They didn’t really talk about love and stuff. That wasn’t really the kind of relationship they had. Sure he loved her and he would do anything for her but…

“I love you too, babe. What’s wrong?” He said , confused.

She gave him a look.

“I feel…I feel…like you’re changing. The Min Yoongi I knew would never do something as reckless as what you did with her father.” She said quietly and he hesitated.

“Don’t read too much into it, Hye Mi. I would have done it for anyone.” he said uncomfortably.

He  would. Wouldn’t he?

Just rewatched Love and Monsters, and I’m kinda baffled as to why people don’t like the episode. And first of all, I think one of the biggest reasons for this is that people don’t understand where the Abzorbaloff idea came from.

So if you take nothing else from the post, take this: the Abzorbaloff was designed by Blue Peter competition winner William Grantham. You think the monster is childish? It was designed by a 10 year old child.

Also, I get that it’s a childish/ comedy episode, but then the monster is comedian Peter Kay in green prosthetics, so… *shrugs*. Basically, I think this is the Doctor Who equivalent of the ‘lighter’/ ‘more comedic’ X Files episodes like ‘Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster’/ ‘Bad Blood’ etc. It’s not supposed to be a totally serious episode. So if that’s not your bag, that makes sense. But it’s not supposed to be taken totally seriously, it’s a more light-hearted production even if it deals with serious topics. 

But the other reasons I don’t understand why people don’t like the episode are:

  • It’s an episode about loss.

The most obvious of these are Elton and Jackie. For Elton, the episode is about him wanting to find out why he met the Doctor as a child, where he then discovers that it was the night he lost his mum. He is also the only member of LINDA who survives the episode (and doesn’t end up in a slab of concrete), and loses his friends.

With Jackie, it’s about her dealing with the Doctor and Rose not being around, but also how she deals without Mickey. She admits herself in the episode that she usually had Mickey around to help out with DIY, and you just know that he was round there more than just when her washing machine broke. He was a friend, who she could complain about Rose’s lack of phone calls and the Doctor’s poor manners to.

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anonymous asked:

How good is Monster? I read somewhere that the first 20 or so episodes are very boring and that not many will have the patience to watch that. But I also learnt that it has one of the most compelling antagonists out there. Is this true? Did you find the initial episodes to be boring? Also , someone told me that Monster keeps getting compared to Death Note but it is far superior to it in every aspect. I feel that this is quite an achievement.

Monster is by far the best seinen manga/anime I have ever read/watched thus far (and I say so having read/watched plenty - though I still have a lot more to read/watch). However, Monster cannot be compared to other seinen work like Death Note or Tokyo Ghoul (Read more about this below). 

It is THAT GOOD because Hollywood purchased the rights to turn it into a movie but ultimately failed - because the work is too big to be squeezed into a movie. Following this attempt, HBO bought the rights to turn it into a series, but eventually dropped out, again. Personally, I have mixed feelings about these failures: on one hand, I want it to be adapted so the Western media would be exposed to its tremendous and meticulous details. On the other hand, I know that if it were adapted, it would have probably been ruined by the westernized standards. Furthermore, Monster is heavily charged with politics and social problems that I worry Western media would undermine them because they do not suit their agendas. 

Monster anime has 74 episodes. Monster manga has 18 volumes that have been collected into 9 Perfect Edition Volumes (2-in-1) that I personally collected. As far as the anime is concerned, it adapts the manga, panel per panel, but cuts out some scenes… probably because of censoring. Personally, I would recommend either, because the anime is well made. 

I personally finished watching Monster within a week. Had it been boring, I wouldn’t have abandoned my studies, 2 weeks before finals period during November 2015. It was not boring to me at all. The first 20 episodes may seem to be boring to some because they are slow-paced (although a number of twists occur). Sadly, when people arrive to the 30s, they get lost by the tremendous flow of information… probably because they were not paying enough attention during the first 20 episodes. As such, the first 20 episodes are extremely important. Some may find them boring, but those ultimately end up not being able to decipher the subtleties that Urasawa-sensei has placed. 
If you think you cannot watch 74 episodes… then opt for the manga, because it is faster to go through it.

I tend to disagree with people comparing Monster to Death Note, as both have extremely different genres. I know that Monster is pretty underrated compared to the much-hyped Death Note. Sadly, Death Note has swept many tremendous series under its shadows because it is extremely hyped… People consider it to be reigning over the psychological/seinen kingdom. I disagree (for many reasons). Regardless of what my opinion is on Death Note, Monster cannot be compared to Death Note, for the following reasons:

  1. Monster is a realistic work. There is no element of science fiction or supernatural abilities involved (this is what makes Monster terrifying). 
  2. Monster tackles a wide range of social, political, economical, philosophical, and religious topics. As such, it engulfs areas that Death Note has not touched upon. 
  3. All of Monster’s characters are complex and their complexity is aggravated as the story progresses.
  4. Monster does not provide closure to countless events, unlike Death Note… and thus the audience are required to heavily engage in the actions to understand what happened.
  5. Monster revolves around a number of events happening at the same time, not one.
  6. Monster is much darker than Death Note.
  7. Monster captures emotional and psychological horror. 

I can list more stuff, but I will stop here. Both series have enough differences that they do not even have a middle territory to be compared… and so I personally believe it is useless to compare them. In a sense, Monster has its own category.

I also disagree with your notion of Monster only being an achievement because your friend thinks it is better than Death Note. Monster was written before Death Note. What makes Monster an achievement is that it terrifyingly relates to the current era, even though it portrays a totally different time (and place), and that the events of Monster can occur at any time, any place, without anyone being able to have any control over them.
I wouldn’t want to spoil any more as this is a conclusion you’d get following completion of the series, but to conclude, the fact that Monster’s realism is quiet baffling makes Monster one of the most terrifying, yet excellent works I have came across.  

I’ve gotten so used to Harley’s new look that I don’t even stop to think about how she’s literally wearing a shirt that says “Daddy’s Little Monster”. I’M wearing a shirt that says “Daddy’s Little Monster”.

I am baffled as to how this blatant ddlg propaganda made it onto Harley’s precious self but…it’s here. I’m wearing it.


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Monster wasn’t afraid of anything. He wasn’t afraid as he watched from the entrance of an alleyway as Jimin stood rigid, a shadowed figure trapping him from behind as a needle pressed precariously against the younger subordinate’s neck.

Rated: M

Warnings: Graphic violence, Minor character death

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