no idols no heroes

Why Jack is Not My Idol... But is My Hero

This is how I described Jack to one of my brothers, who doesn’t watch his videos. 

I was writing quickly, so I didn’t really word it very well but this is what I said:

“He’s awesome and really funny and watching him has made me smile and got me through bad days. And I’ve made tons of internet friends because of the channel as well. Not only that but his real name is Seán and he’s Irish, so he’s double awesome for that” - that’s one of my other brother’s names, and we have Irish heritage, so this was a little joke xD and I carried on:

“I don’t see him like a celebrity at all, and neither does he - one of the things that are awesome about him. He’s very humble and caring unlike some YouTubers. This may sound stupid but to me he’s more like a friend than a YouTuber.”

This wasn’t the whole conversation, and it was in the context of my future tattoo. I was explaining why having the Septiceye Sam as part of it was more meaningful that it first appears, that it is not just me “idolising a celebrity” - because that’s not how I see Jack at all.

Jack has never made me feel like he is a celebrity, on a pedestal above all of us. He’s always felt human. A friend. Equal to all of us. Which is exactly how it should be, as that’s what he is. What I love about him is that he hasn’t forgotten that, nor has he let us forget it.

But that’s not to say that Jack isn’t amazing. He’s a wonderful person with a big heart, who puts his all into everything that he does. He spreads positivity, love and happiness like no-one I’ve ever seen. He has the ability to make people smile through tears, to lift people up, to lighten up the darkness. He’s only human, yes, but he’s an incredible one. 

He’s the sort of person that I think everyone should be. Everyone should love like Jack does. I honestly believe that the world would be peaceful if everyone was as accepting, caring, humble and encouraging as he is. The world needs more people like Jack.

@therealjacksepticeye it might seem like I’m just saying this, but I honestly do mean it with all my heart. I wish everyone in the world had your kindness, your humility, your empathy. There are people on this planet who could learn a lot from you. There are people “higher up” in the world who don’t possess the admirable qualities that you have. This is why I don’t simply idolise you or anyone else - status doesn’t mean anything. I look up to you because of the person you are. You are not my idol, but my hero.

<3

coffeebeans26  asked:

Just curious but which turtle is you favourite and why? :)

Oh why that would be this dork right here. ^ 

The first version of TMNT I ever watched was 2007, and I found I could relate to Leo. He was trying so hard to do the right thing for the right thing’s sake, even though everyone around him would rather goof off or rebel. 

In some ways, he also reminded me of my own big brother, whom I sometimes resented because I thought my parents saw him as the perfect child. More than anything though, I really love my big brother. He was protective of me and always trying to do what was right, and overall Leo just has a lot of personality traits of my brother.

I loved Leo most in every version of TMNT I saw after 2007, and then 2012 happened, and I loved him even more.

I’ve loved watching Leo mature from a trekkie spacenic kid who dreamed of being like Captain Ryan to a real hero so much better than his idol. He’s so cute, and yet so fierce. He’s loyal, protective, self-sacrificing, tenacious, gentle, compassionate, adorkable, wise, patient, responsible, paternal, valiant, and honorable. <3  

iluvharrypotterr  asked:

Talking to the cutest couple is distracting, until i smile, the rubber bands in my mouth stretch and pull on my teeth a little so ow but i mean, its worth it so in a few months I get them off... and then get braces full on!... this is about 2 years (at the least) of treatment. I wont be with out them until i'm 16-17 (To anyone who has or had braces, you are my idol war hero's cuz this is painful)

We’ll try not to be smile inducing. I don’t know how to do that. I’m a ball of sunshine. 😂

Sorry I couldn’t help myself.

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legends

You are only a child when they start feeding you stories about the greatness your last name carries.

You are six years old and playing with your fake wand as your father looks at you with pride and assures you your future will be filled with power and no wizard will look down on you.

You are seven when he starts telling you about those with less pure bloodlines, you nod your head as your idol, your hero, fills you with hatred and ignorance. “Dad is always right” he says, you believe him.

You are eight when you watch him mistreat others and spit on their heads for their status. You watch and learn.

You are nine when he encourages you to do the same and smirks at you with pride shining in his eyes. He calls you his good boy. You’ll do anything to have him look at you like that again.

You are ten when you notice there’s a darkness that creeps in your home on some days, even though the curtains aren’t closed.

You are eleven when he asks you to befriend the boy you’ve been hearing whispers about since you can remember. He says it’s your first task of many. You wear your name with pride.

You are twelve when he tells you you’re not his son unless you obey and bring glory to the old and proud family name. He tells you it’s your duty.

You are thirteen when you try to ask him for advice and he closes the door in your face because he’s busy. He says one day you’ll understand.

You are fourteen when he tells you it’s almost time to make your family proud.

You are fifteen when the darkness in your home no longer lurks behind closed doors.

You are sixteen when he lets the darkness use you as a punching bag. You are sixteen when he asks you to choose between following his path or dying. When he asks you to damage your soul.

You are seventeen and you’ve seen more death than most people your age. You have scars time cannot fade. You can end all of this by turning the boy in, quick and easy, you’d ensure a good future that way, but you don’t. Because you no longer believe Dad is always right.

You are Draco Malfoy, but you wish you were just Draco.

Originally posted by myheroacademiadeku

Can I be honest here? When I first saw this scene, I was honestly worried for a second that All Might would be a untouchable, a bit arrogant and overly confident guy. Just for a split-second, I thought “Oh no, he’s gonna be one of those untouchable hero-idols again who will only show up in the story whenever there’s a really big fight that the protagonist can’t handle”.

Why I thought that – perhaps because I felt something about his behavior was faked. Perhaps because he just picked up the nearest piece of paper he could find and wrote down his autograph without even being asked for it, probably thinking that everyone would love to have his autograph, anyway.

But gosh, was I wrong. In the mere span of a few minutes, all those worries were shut down.

Untouchable? Invincible? No. All Might is shown to be bleeding and hiding behind a strong façade only a bit later.

Originally posted by kaeveeoh

 

 

Him not showing up in the series apart from important fights? Ha! Since the manga started, All Might has been at Izuku’s side as often as possible. I even miss him when he isn’t there, because I’m just so used to him being close to Izuku (even if it’s just watching from around the corner like a worried dad)

 

Originally posted by kizn7iver

And then, when I rewatched BNHA, I noticed this little scene here:

All Might didn’t just pick the notebook up and write his autograph into it. He really read it first. The book had fallen open during the fight with slime guy, if I remember correctly. He probably caught sight of the sketches of heroes Izuku had done and took a look into it.

He noticed how detailed Izuku’s notes where. He took into consideration how much time the boy had spent gathering all those information about the heroes, and how much love had went into each detail. Knowing Izuku, that fanboy probably even wrote down his thoughts near the notes, little bits and pieces of excited rambling and theories.

All Might didn’t write his autograph into the notebook because he egoistically assumed that it would be what the boy wanted.

He wrote the autograph into the notebook because, after seeing Izuku’s addiction to heroes, his love for everything concerning it, he knew how much this autograph would mean for the boy.

Well done, Horikoshi. You managed to literally pulverize all the clichés concerning shounen-mentors and designed one of the most lovable, dorkiest yet most awesome characters I’ve ever seen. Not to mention what a heartwarming relationship between mentor and student was created here.

Also, what kind of dorky autograph is this, you drew your own eyebrows and eye-shadows under it you utter DORK