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Joan and I fulfill our destiny of creating our very own WORKOUT VIDEO, and boy, are we… horrible at this!! Hope you enjoy the silliness that ensues!!

So Club Penguin is shutting down to be replaced by Club Penguin Island, but I don’t think anyone fully understands what this means. Do you really expect me to believe that these fun-loving penguins would willingly leave their happy arctic home to live on a tropical island unfit to sustain penguin life? No. Fuck that. Remember that Disney owns Club Penguin, therefore, it is my humble hypothesis that the original world of Club Penguin has been consumed by the darkness so all the penguins and puffles had to migrate to Destiny Islands as refugees. Now, Sora must purge the darkness from their original arctic world so they may return in safety. This will be a crucial plot point in Kingdom Hearts III.

Consider the following
  • The Speaker being like a public official, in that they have to get elected by the people and have to answer to their concerns
  • Every time the Speaker needs to be replaced, they run a “campaign” but all it is is a poster of the Speaker with a mask on and the caption “LET ME BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE” plastered onto City establishments
  • They get some sort of social media account thing where they interact with citizens and Guardians based on what the Traveler tells them to say
  • “Attention @Guardians: all information will be revealed. Until then, please make sure that you keep the Light safe”
  • “Sorry @Linda, but the Traveler said if you don’t boil the bread, it’s not really artisan”
  • “The Traveler would like me to tell you all to please stop throwing magnetic items at it, thank you”
  • but really, the Speaker’s most important job is making sure that the City doesn’t fall into hopelessness, and that the relationship between the Tower and the City remain strong
  • when it comes down to it, the Speaker needs to be able to make hard decisions for the benefit of the people that the Traveler protects
  • “May the Light of the Traveler shine upon you all”
Whistle

Warlock: You guys want to hear something amazing?

Titan: Its not you singing is it?

Warlock: No. *holds up a whistle*

Hunter: Oh how AMAZING you found something that has been around for over millions of years!~

Warlock: You smart ass its not just a whistle, its a DOG whistle.

Titan: Why the fuck do you have that? There are no dogs out here in the Cosmodrome other than Hunter.

Hunter: HEY!

Warlock: Now Now just wait and listen. *blows the whistle*

Titan:…I don’t hear any-

ENTIRE COSMODROME ERUPTS INTO THOUSANDS OF SCREAMING FALLEN

Hunter: WHAT THE FUCK!??!

Warlock: Apparently the Fallen’s hearing is so sensitive that they can hear the tiniest of sounds. Even dog whistles.

*Somewhere in the Cosmodrome*

Captain: WHAT THE ACTUAL LIVING FUCK WAS THAT GODS AWFUL NOISE!?! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DREG GETTING HIS ASSHOLE RIPPED WIDE OPEN BY A SHOCK BLADE!!!

Vandal: I CANT HEAR!!! WHAT HAPPENED!?! IS THIS PUNISHMENT!?!?!

Dreg: My poor virgin ears holes cannot unhear that ever again..

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Merlin Re-Watch: S1EP1 “The Dragon’s Call” 

“There must be another Arthur, because this one’s an idiot.” “Perhaps it is your destiny to change that.”

anonymous asked:

(He's a phantom. Danny Phantom)Yo, Danny Fenton, he was just fourteen when his parents built a very strange machine It was designed to view a world unseen(He's gonna catch 'em all cause he is Danny Phantom)When it didn't quite work, his folks they just quit Then Danny took a look inside of it There was a great big flash, everything just changed His molecules got all rearranged(Phantom, phantom)When he first woke up he realized He had snow white hair and glowing green eyes He could walk through w

Otome taglines

Nameless: We’re so cute and playful lol jks this game is nightmare fuel.

Dandelion: Try not to feel too weird about banging your pet.

Destiny’s Princess: Try not to feel too weird about banging your brother.

My Traditional Prince: Try not to feel too weird about banging your teacher.

My Secret Pets: Dandelion with a pig?

Queen’s Gambit: You will accidentally kill your boyfriend.

Hakuouki: Subliminally learn every detail of Japanese politics between 1864-1868 (also everyone you love dies).

Hatoful Boyfriend: Just roll with it.

Backstage Pass: Give up on school, showbiz is easy to get into.

Some thoughts on Luke.

I’m sure all of these things have been said, and by people far more eloquent and capable than I, but I felt the need to say them again. Thoughts below are, as usual, heavily Jedi-critical in general but particularly so of Kenobi and Yoda.


Obi-Wan Kenobi tried his damned best to manipulate Luke into believing the things he believed, and into doing the things he wanted him to do. He and Yoda lied to Luke repeatedly, in an attempt to distance him from his connection to Vader and in hopes that he would ultimately reject that connection before he even knew it was there, and kill Vader for them. Kenobi’s first attempt at distancing Luke from Vader was creating a persona for him in some form of “other”. “Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine before he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights. He betrayed and murdered your father.” He’s attempting to plant seeds of hate in Luke, a bias against Vader that Kenobi is hoping will grow so that he can use it to his advantage later on.

And later on it does. Kenobi knows he will become a Force ghost. And he deliberately ensures that Luke is watching when he raises his lightsaber and allows Vader the finishing blow. You can’t tell me that was not a very deliberate and calculated attempt to make the seeds of hatred he already planted in Luke to grow. He succeeds quite well, but things backfire on him when he and Yoda both fail to take into account that Luke’s protective feelings towards his friends will win out over his tenuous new devotion to learning the Jedi ways.

When Luke left Dagobah for Bespin to save Han and Leia, he was disobeying and rejecting the high-minded distant “feelings are bad, m’kay”, that the Jedi of old espoused. Both Yoda and Kenobi ideally would have wanted Luke to adopt that mindset, but also be fueled by some sort of motivation to kill Vader. They tried to have their proverbial cake and eat it too, by presenting Vader as a being worth both hatred and murderous intentions, but also by stating “Anger, fear, aggression. The Dark Side are they.” As if they wanted some sort of insurance policy that if they couldn’t get Luke to do their bidding one way, then maybe some other way would work.

And then Yoda has the balls to tell Luke “Unexpected this is, and unfortunate” when Luke confronts Yoda after Vader has told Luke that he is his father. And even further balls to pretend like his explanation of “that you rushed to face him, that not ready for the burden were you” is even half of a sufficient excuse. Yeah, not ready for the burden. As in, wasn’t sufficiently Jedi-brain-washed enough to be totally a-okay with the thought of murdering his own father that he’s been wanting and looking for his entire life. Yoda would have been perfectly happy having Luke stay to be trained brain-washed further and let Han and Leia die, because I mean, after all, they’re simply nothing more than superfluous attachments and would only get in the way of Luke’s potential Jedi-ness. He’d have been perfectly happy to have extra time to enforce the proper warrior-monk mindset into Luke so that the idea of murdering someone that he shares a deep connection with suddenly turns into something tragically noble rather than shocking and repugnant. Because letting his friends die through purposeful inaction and deliberately killing his father is supposed to purge him of unapproved attachments and fulfill the “last hope” for the Jedi.

Because it’s not the fate of the galaxy’s people in general that concerns Yoda and Kenobi. It’s not even the fate of the Force. It’s the survival of the Jedi Order. They equate the Jedi with all that is Good and Right and Pure, and all else be damned if they can’t survive. Luke was their “last hope” because of his heritage and his power in the Force, and if he failed then they intended to conscript his Force-sensitive sister as a contingency plan. Only Force-sensitive people can be Jedi, after all, and in their mind if the Jedi die out, then nothing good could possibly come out of the rest of the galaxy.

But pinning their plans on Luke backfired. Yoda was right in that Luke was too old to begin the training – he had already learned that his decision to care for and love people in his life and want to protect them meant more than any vague and distant dogma, meant more than some will of or balance to a mysterious and impersonal Force. No amount of Yoda spouting “you must unlearn what you have learned” could recondition Luke.

Ultimately, when confronted by Emperor Palpatine on the second Death Star, Luke throws away his lightsaber – the symbol of the Jedi, the symbol of their authority and power. The same symbol that Obi-Wan Kenobi had chastised Anakin Skywalker about when he told him “this lightsaber is your life”. And immediately after he throws away his lightsaber, he claims, proudly, that he is “a Jedi, like my father before me”.

I read an awful lot into that line. I see Luke defining the Jedi as something very different from what they were. He doesn’t define it the way the Jedi Council defined it, he doesn’t see being a Jedi as something embroiled in politics or wallowing in dogma and ritual. Luke is reaching for a higher meaning than the Jedi Order we saw of old. He knows very little of the Dark Side, and nothing of the Sith. He’s rejecting the petty generations-long feud between two Force-adhering sects and embracing the only thing he knows and feels right in front of him – that he loves his father, whoever he is and whatever his name, and is willing to die defending him. He doesn’t see “Sith”, he doesn’t see “Dark Side”, he doesn’t see “Destiny” or “Fate” or “Jedi must win at all costs” or even “Maintain some sort of hazily-defined ‘balance’ between two fabricated and inadequately described  sides of one supposed whole”. He just sees someone he has come to care about that he wants to protect.

That’s it. That’s what it boils down to. The higher meaning that the Jedi could never seem to grasp was ridiculously simple, and it took a farmboy with next to no knowledge of the Force and an innate tendency to question authority to bring it out.

The Jedi Order didn’t win the day at the end of RotJ. Luke did. Vader did. And while Kenobi and Yoda seem to enjoy basking in some sort of credit, it was Luke going against everything they ever taught him that actually managed to do anything effective in the end.

I can only hope that the new sequel trilogy won’t stomp all over that. I can only hope that the new generation of Jedi that Luke was training had nothing in common with the Jedi of old, that Luke was sparking something new and simply calling it by an old name. I know my hopes are probably going to be dragged through the proverbial mud if the way Rebels and The Force Awakens are going is any indication, but what else can I do. I’m the most optimistic pessimist I know.

petition for the fourth AOS Star Trek to be about going back in time to save the whales.