no retreat ...no surrender

THIS IS THE ROCK LEE OF GOOD LUCK REBLOG AND YOU’LL PASS ALL YOUR EXAMS

Now seriously, good luck to all of you who have exams now. Remember that your health is much more important than your notes, don’t give up and believe in your ability.

As Lee once said “So I wasn’t born with a whole lot of natural talent, not gifted like Neji…but I work hard and I never give up! That is my gift, that is my ninja way!”

I wrote up a workout routine(strength training)

Note, this was written with inspiration given by Saitama and Mumen Rider from One Punch Man, one for his strength, the other for his unyielding courage and spirit. My advice is to work hard, breath deep, and never give up.

Beginner(6month daily workout)

20pushups

30 squats

10 situps

Intermediate(12month daily workout)

40 pushups

50 squats

30 situps

Expert

60 pushups

70 squats

50 situps

For those who never give up, who never back down, who made themselves strong as all hell, The Saitama Level, The Master Level

Everday for 3 years

100 pushups

100 situps

100 squats

Go ahead, try it, you might be amazed at what you can do.
Strike Two (Part 9 of Curve Ball)

Originally posted by he-is-the-best-part-of-me

Summary: An accidental collision. Lucky shoes. Baseball lessons. As much as they might try to deny it, fate seemed to be working to bring Derek and Y/N together. But being in each other’s lives could prove to be more complicated than either one of them bargained for.

Author’s Note: FINALLY! It is here, y’all!!! I know it has been an eternity since I updated this series, but it is finally written and I couldn’t love this part more. I really hope you guys like it, please let me know! Meanwhile, enjoy ;)

As always, a HUGE thank you to my co-pilot on this series, @snipsnsnailsnwerewolftales!!! She is so amazing to work with and always such great ideas!!! I can’t even say thanks enough <3

Warnings: Language; a lot of feels

Tags: @wheresthekillswitch, @urwarriorangel, @palaiasaurus64, @melanie451, @houseofrahl, @life-what-life-i-dont-have-one, @splashofbi, @livinglife-dsa, @miaforeverblue

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“Y/N? Are you even listening to me?” Stiles’ voice broke me out of my stare and I slowly turned my head to look at him, eyes wide and lips sucked between my teeth as I grunted out a ‘hm?’ He blinked at me several times before averting his gaze to the spot I was so tethered to only moment ago.

“Sorry,” I sighed. “I’ve just been…distracted.”

“I’ll say,” he snorts, earning a glare. “What’s up with you lately?”

“Nothing, I’m fine.”

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Bottle Blonde

Summary: Bucky has two people he cares for more than anything in this world. It’s just too bad that one of them is a little shit and the other is this close to kicking his ass. 
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Word Count: 1802
Warnings: Minor language, very tame.
A/N: Just an innocent little fic for Fluffy Friday, I hope you like it! ❤
I needed something to balance out the filth I have planned for Sinful Sunday. ;)

Originally posted by enochianess

Bucky didn’t like waiting. He’d been waiting for too many days already and his anxiety was starting to frustrate him. You and Steve had been out on a mission together for almost a week now. What made the situation worse was that you were on radio silence. Bucky knew he shouldn’t worry as much as he did but not knowing if you were okay was stressful for him. He knew you and Steve were more than capable of taking care of yourselves, of each other. But when it came to his best friend and his girlfriend, Bucky was a little paranoid. Sitting on the couch in the common room and tapping his foot incessantly wasn’t easing his stress at all.

But a few minutes ago, he finally got some news. Sam had come out of the comms room and told him that your mission was a success and the two of you were almost home.

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King James II before the gates of Londonderry, 1689. James’s Jacobite army besieged the Protestant-held town in April, when the king rode up to Bishop’s Gate and demanded its surrender. He received a volley of musket fire, accompanied by shouts of “no surrender,” an act which outraged the king. The ensuing siege lasted 105 days and cost the lives of 8,000 of the town’s defenders and inhabitants, but was ultimately broken by the arrival of three supply ships sent by King William III, Prince of Orange.

When James and all his rebel band,

Came up to Bishop’s Gate,

With heart and hand, and sword and shield,

We forced him to retreat. 

The cry was ‘no surrender,’

But come when duty calls,

With heart and hand, and sword and shield,

We’ll guard old Derry’s walls.” 

An open letter to all Conservatives - no, we are NOT going to tolerate your shit.

There’s been much talk about how multiculturalism and “identity politics” caused the Trump election, and that POC/women/LGBTQs fighting back against bigotry, has alienated Americans.

First of all:

Trump won the ELECTORAL VOTE

But don’t any of you forget that Hillary Clinton won the POPULAR VOTE by a massive margin - two MILLION people.

Remember that: our side won more votes than your side.

But muh electoral votes-

You can hide behind the electoral college and your gerrymandering for now but this won’t help you keep power forever. 64 million voters for Hillary Clinton will not be held back forever. 

We outnumber you and we will eventually overwhelm you.

Second

We liberals are not ever going to tolerate white nationalist identity politics. We’re not going to bow to your anti-POC racism. We’re not going to tolerate sexism of any sort, not against women, not against men. We’re not going to be bullied by you into tolerating homophobia or religious bigotry.

Get that into your thick skulls. We’re not going to put up with you calling Mexican immigrants and black people rapists and criminals, we’re not going to tolerate businesses refusing to bake cakes for gay couples, and we’re sure as hell and damnation not going to let you send gay marriage to the states so gay people have to gamble on whether they can legally marry. We’re not going to put up with characterizing Muslims as terrorists. We’re not going to let it slide when women are denied access to contraception through their health care plan, and we’re not going to give up one whit until laws are passed mandating all rape kits are processed. We’re not going to put up with voter suppression laws and tactics against students, blacks or women, we won’t let you roll back women’s rights to equal pay and we’re not going to let legalized sexual harassment or marital rape make a comeback.

Get used to it. We’re not going to back down. There will be no surrender and there will be no retreat whatsoever.

Third and most importantly

BEHOLD YOUR FUTURE

Look at how people of color vote. They vote Democrat. Whites live on the Republican Plantation.

The ghost of Christmas Future portends doom for your racist, bigoted cause:

Without that white majority, your Trump nation collapses. Like so:

So, really, we multicultural liberals don’t have to bow to your demands. All we have to do is stand our ground and wait you out. And we most certainly will wait you out. And we will rip this fucking country out of your hands.

  • me *desperately trying to sleep*: .....
  • my brain: .......
  • me *desperately trying to sleep*: ......
  • my brain: in Hamilton an American musical, during the song 'Aaron Burr, Sir', Aaron Burr sings "fools who run their mouths ought wind up dead" and right after that we're introduced to John Laurens who sings, "yo yo yo yo yo! What time is it-" and so on. John Laurens is the first to die out of the four of them. He is killed in South Carolina in a gunfight against British troops. He refused to retreat or surrender, and so he charged at the enemy. He was struck by several musket balls and was killed.
  • me *desperately trying to sleep*: ........
  • my brain: ......
  • me *desperately trying to sleep*: ..... I may not live to see our glory
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Great Characters: Impmon/Beelzemon

(Digimon Season 3)

Here’s a childhood favorite with one of the most powerful character arcs in animated kids TV. A story that begins with isolation, rejection, and insecurity that turns into a mad crusade for unstoppable power, and finally a desperate mission for redemption. Impmon/Beelzemon is a tragic antihero seemingly destined to lose.

Digimon season 3 was perhaps the most creative and innovative season the show ever had. Definitely its darkest too, dealing with a lot of more mature material (that was still nevertheless being handled by kids) and featuring a unique Big Bad somewhere between H.P. Lovecraft and Tron. Rather than using clones of previous seasons with different names, they gave almost everything about the show a complete overhaul and started viewers from a fresh beginning. By focusing on three characters (the Digimon Tamers) instead of a whole group, they got to explore each one in much more depth. This also extends to the Digimon, who have much more personality and character than any before them (or since). The roster of Tamers does expand as the series progresses, but the main focus remains on Rika, Henry, and Takato.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a character with a bigger inferiority complex. Impmon acts tough, but it’s meanness, rather than actual threat, that makes others keep their distance from him. Having run away from his Tamers for fighting over him like a toy, he comes to resent humans and especially Digimon that take orders from them. As the Tamers and their Digimon quickly evolve and progress, Impmon is left behind. Pity only adds to his pain and he rejects the Tamers’ attempts to help or get close to him, stubborn to do everything on his own.

For the first part of the season all Impmon wants is power, but even when the universe does grant it he still falls short. Once the Digimon Sovereign bestows his Mega form upon him, he spends every second reveling in his new power, blowing away lesser Digimon like tissue paper. When Takato’s rampaging Mega takes the upper hand, he begins killing and loading others to boost himself further and further. The amount of data absorbed becomes quite visibly painful, but he refuses to stop and wills himself to dominate it. Jeri’s partner attempts to beat some sense into him, warning that power is not what makes a warrior strong, but Beelzemon rejects and impales him. It’s only upon his defeat when Jeri pleads he be spared that the weight of his actions reaches Beelzemon. He departs, feeling empty and worthless. Rika and her partner offer to bring Impmon back home, and he finally accepts their help. Returning to his previous Tamers, he finds they’ve missed him, and knowing that their fighting was what made him leave, have promised to share with each other. Impmon is touched. When he learns that Jeri has been taken captive by an out-of-control cleanup program called the D-Reaper, Impmon departs to save her.

Determination is a big part of Impmon/Beelzemon’s draw. A stubborn refusal to go down is characteristic of many heroic characters, but it’s interesting to see such a strong will in so petty a creature. Mistreated and spurred, Impmon believes it’s him against the world, but he’s hardly a noble soul and thus it’s hard to feel anything for him but pity, which infuriates him. As Beelzemon, he is every inch a menacing threat and his determination manifests as his most devastating weapon. He fights and kills everything he sees, refusing to surrender or retreat, even when finally defeated. Better death than being pitied. When he does see the error of his ways and start to make amends, his determination drives him to put every bit of power he once used to hurt others into rescuing Jeri. He has so much to atone for that nothing else matters to him anymore. All of Jeri’s pain and depression began with his selfish actions and he will never forgive himself if something happens to her. But faced with the overwhelming might of the D-Reaper, Beelzemon finds himself back in the place he was as Impmon; hopelessly challenging a foe he cannot defeat. And again, even when the universe grants him the power he begs for, it falls short. It is only with the help of the Tamers that he breaches the defensive membrane of the D-Reaper, and only with the power of Jeri’s fallen Digimon that he breaks through the shell imprisoning her.

His triumph is cut short however, when the shell begins to repair itself, and Jeri, frozen at seeing a reminder of her partner, can only stare at Beelzemon as he begs to let him rescue her. Faced with the limits of even his strength and determination, he can only plead with Jeri to take his hand before the breach closes back up. It’s a heartbreaking scene, seeing Beelzemon try so hard to save her, only for his cries to reach Jeri too late. Beelzemon is shot out of the sky still screaming Jeri’s name and trying to smash his way back inside. As he falls, he makes one last plea to the universe. Not for power, but for one more chance to save Jeri.

His plea goes unanswered.

How about some design compliments? You would be hard-pressed to find a more fitting depiction of BADASS than Beelzemon. Somewhere between a demon biker and a fallen angel, wearing all black except the white trim of his jacket, a red bandana he wore as Impmon, and a shock of yellow hair, riding a motorcycle and firing double barreled guns from every angle; he looks epic. Even without the guns or bike, his claws alone are terrifying weapons. They are responsible for most of the deaths he causes (besides the swarms of Rookie Digimon he vaporizes for target practice). Add in some great animation with a figure seemingly designed for cool poses and you have yourself one hell of a creation. Oh, plus the wings and gigantic blaster he acquires during the final arc. This is a level of badass most assumed was a myth.

Then there’s his voice actor. Derek Stephen Prince is quite prolific, featured in dozens of series (including several seasons of Digimon). Often playing intellectual or brainy characters, he taps into quite a lot of raw emotion to bring Impmon/Beelzemon’s anguish to life. Voicing both characters, he brings his A game to the younger, more childlike Impmon and the rougher, adult Beelzemon. And few characters besides Vegeta push themselves so hard to attain power. The final arc in particular is like a nonstop shoutfest as Beelzemon throws everything at the D-Reaper and its apendages. You really connect with the physical and emotional struggle as you watch and listen. Yeah, he does kinda sound like someone from Brooklyn, but hey, it sounds mean when he’s supposed to be mean, and it sounds tough when he’s supposed to be tough.