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Starfire Appreciation Week

October 1st: Through the years (Past+Present)


It’s inktober but its also Starfire appreciation week, so I had to get this drawing off my chest. Originally there were two other figures after the third, but it kind of unbalanced the photo so I nixed them. I may add them later if people want to see them!

Also: Yes, I know Kori got her starbolts later in life BUT THIS IS MY DRAWING and look at how cute she is. <3

I know everyone is like: “IF THEY SHOW DICK MOURNING WALLY I WILL LOSE IT,” but I am seriously hoping they show it.

I want to see Dick and Artemis and Barry and the team trying to deal with the fact that someone they loved so much gave their life for the ultimate mission.

I want to see Artemis refusing to move out of their apartment even though it hurts like hell because there are so many memories she refuses to forget. I want to see her cuddling with a jacket that smell like the man she loved so much, and still making way too much for breakfast out of habit.

I want to see Dick dealing with the fact that his best friend is gone. I want to see him sat in front of that damn hologram talking to it about everything that’s happened since Wally’s been gone. I want to see him avoiding Artemis and Barry like the plague because he thinks they blame him for what happened.

I want to see Barry slipping up and saying something like: “Nice job, Wally!” to Bart when they’re in the thick of things and Bart does something especially impressive. I want to see him visiting the hologram and sighing and just being like: “I miss you, kid.”

I want to see the team trying to come to terms with everything. I want to see Kaldur defend Dick’s decisions, and snap at anyone who dares even insinuate that Wally’s death was their Leader’s fault.

I want to see flashbacks of off-camera moments, and even clips we’ve seen. I want everyone to deal with this fully and in character.

“We started this team together, and without him…” without him it isn’t the same, and it never will be. Something is missing. There’s a hole that can never be filled.

Show me how much the people closest to him are suffering.

Remnant (Jaime Reyes x Reader)

Request:  I love your imagines! :0 can i get a Blue Beetle x reader where the reader can talk to ghost so like when they both get weird looks when they “Talk to themselves?”

So this one is up super late because I think it fits into my Halloween series which is going on all October. Sorry about the lateness

Trigger Warning: Ghosts, mentions of death, sever self-hate

Originally posted by jamiereyes


You had always been different, that is what you mother had called it when talking to your teachers or to her friends. 

Different, you had grown to despise that word.

Different, that’s what you were.

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‘Black Lightning’ EPs Tease New CW Series

“Black Lightning” won’t hit The CW until 2018, but executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil gave TV fans at ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, some inside scoop during their Sunday panel. The power couple discussed the political side of the superhero show, the connections (or lack thereof) to other Arrowverse shows and more.

Long Term Villains: While many of the superhero dramas follow the case of the week format, it sounds like Salim and Mara don’t want to waste time on villains without digging deeper into their backstories. It sounds like viewers will spend plenty of time with a baddie called Tobias (presumably Tobias Whale, who was introduced in the first “Black Lightning” comic).

“It’s a character driven show. I don’t know if there’s going to be a fight every week,” Salim said. “There’s certainly not going to be a villain of the week. I don’t want to do that. We really want to explore the characters, even the villains. I think one of the most interesting characters right now from a storytelling standpoint is Tobias. Because we’re not having him sort of twist his mustache. His hatred for himself and for others comes from a real place, so we want to know why he’s like that.”

He added that it’s “a character-based family drama.”

“Black Lightning” showrunners Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil teased what to expect when the show premieres in 2018. Photo: The CW

Static Shock: Of course, many fans want to know if that other black superhero with electric powers is going to show up on “Black Lightning.” It doesn’t sound like there are plans to include Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce meeting Static Shock/Virgil Hawkins yet, but that could change. “I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in in that way,” Salim said. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

READ: “Black Lightning” Creator Doesn’t Want Static Shock On TV Show

Jefferson The Protector: Part of the reason they wanted to tackle Black Lightning’s story is because he’s a black father who defies the deadbeat stereotypes that are so often portrayed on screen. “That image of a father saving his daughters, protecting his family, protecting his school, protecting his community, it is happening, but it’s not the narrative [on most shows and movies],” Mara said.

LGBTQ Representation: Mara noted that Anissa (who will become the superhero Thunder) is a lesbian, just as she was in the comics, and it sounds like other characters who identify as something other than heterosexual will be included as well. The writers aren’t planning to tackle LGBTQ characters as a special issue, though. They’re just including the characters the way anyone would be included in life.

“You’ll definitely see that [LGBTQ] aspect of society,” Salim confirmed after an audience member asked about representation. “You know, I grew up, I had three uncles and … I loved Uncle Donald because he gave me dating advice and I was like 5,” Salim explained. “But the other thing that I found fascinating about my Uncle Donald is he dressed up like a woman. And so I grew up around all of these men who dressed like women, so when I hear that, I don’t hear a cause. I hear my family.”

READ: “Black Lightning” Cast Reacts To CW Pickup

Outside The Arrowverse: “Black Lightning” is produced by Greg Berlanti, but it’s not actually part of the CW’s Arrowverse, which includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” The showrunners wanted to create a new world, but they aren’t completely nixing the idea of crossovers eventually.

“The storytelling is a little bit more political. It’s topical, and it’s a little grittier. … It doesn’t mean that down the road there won’t be visits,” Salim teased.

“Black Lightning” executive producer Salim Akil said that the show is not in the Arrowverse, but he said there could be “visits” in the future. Photo: The CW

The Police: Salim and Mara were asked about how the show would handle the subject of the police brutality. Salim revealed that Jefferson’s best buddy is a cop. However, he has a complicated relationship with the men in blue when he’s suited up as Black Lightning. He wants to help them protect Atlanta, but when the cops see a 6’5 black man with lightning powers, they’re more likely to shoot first and ask questions later.

“When we talk about social justice, I don’t only want to talk about police brutality, which is a hot topic. It should be talked about, and this may be somewhat controversial for me to say, if we stop killing each other, you know what I mean?” Salim said. “I think that issue right now is way more important to me personally, to stop young black people from killing young black people. Stop young people in general from killing each other.”

Anissa’s Powers: Anissa, meanwhile, will be attending protests as a young adult seeking a way to create change. However, her powers will suddenly make that more difficult. “What happens when she’s in a protest and she gets pushed?” Salim asked. “What happens if someone tries to harm her and she has these powers? Does a peaceful protest become a violent protest? Does she become violent?” Fans will have to tune in to find out.

“Black Lightning” will premiere midseason on The CW.

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Why whitewashing was a problem but not the biggest problem of death note?

I know this is controversial but…

If you wanted the original death note, you should’ve just watched the original death note.

The story exists. It was good, subjective opinion of course, and you can always revisit it.

Additionally it already has a live action movie or two that more or less sticks to the spirit of the original.

You can always watch those. They aren’t going away.

Now I hated ghost in the shell.

That is a Japanese story.

Making the major a white woman and then acting as though white women are the “default” perfect flawless bodies?

Gross.

But death note?

It’s a Japanese story but it’s not a story about Japan.

It’s a suspenseful detective vs serial killer story with supernatural elements.

It’s about the philosophy of crime and social control.

It’s about gray and black morality, quirky geniuses, and a crazy kid who thinks he’s better than everyone.

Like ok.

We need more Asians in cinema.

I’m Asian, ok, don’t even start.

But for death note?

I mean, I was down for a black L?

Like I thought he was the best part.

I thought death note could use a different twist alright?

I’m not an anime purist.

I don’t think Americans will ever faithfully or accurately adapt any anime.

But in this case when you have such a great concept that could be applied anywhere?

I mean y'all are purists but I wouldn’t have minded if they just used the death note premise?

Like they could’ve changed the protagonist completely and I still would’ve been interested to see where they went, even if they gave the death note to a young Chinese girl suffering from a mental illness who’s bullied by her peers and has a warped sense of justice.

I really would not have minded if they took it somewhere completely different.

We already have the original death note.

Why do you want to see the exact same story again, just with real people?

Y'all would’ve accepted death note if it was more or less the same as the original.

And thats ok, it is an adaptation after all.

If it had the same mood, but changed some events?

If it felt the same as the original but tweaked things, if it went for the tone but not the exact plot?

You would’ve been fine with it.

But because it was awful and because it was whitewashed, y'all hated it.

And you’re totally justified in that.

But I’m just saying that for me personally, as an Asian, it’s not the whitewashing that ruined it.

It was the fact that they used the source material in the weakest, more watered down way possible and then destroyed the original message without offering anything substantive or original in return.

That’s why the whitewashing didn’t bother me nearly as much as the general weakness.

I mean it didn’t help, but it wasn’t the worst part of the film for me.

The worst part was the lack of originality. And originality could’ve made up for whitewashing if light’s status as a straight white privileged American had been explored.

And for me personally, originality could’ve also excuse straying away from canon.

But that’s just me.

I’m not a purist.

Just my opinion here.

anonymous asked:

What young hero from DC was not on Young Justice do you most want in season 3?

I have really been wanting to answer this…

- Supergirl (in JLU she was the best)
- Red Hood (always)
- Damian Wayne (baby)
- Starfire (would be cool to see her in this universe)
- Raven (would fit in well)
- Not a hero but Harley Quinn (why not)
- Power Girl (powerful)
- Bunker (canon gay teen)
- Not a young hero but Huntress (super cool)
- The Question (would fit into the show well) - BATFAM PEOPLE
- Cassie Cain
- Stephanie Brown
- Kate Kain
- Blue Bird
- BAT GIRLS GIRLS GOTHAM GIRLS

I know not all of these can be in the show, but these are some of the people I would love to see!

Ghost of Former Self

Based off @zadra-sixkiller imagine. Check her out, she’s great. The reader has teleportation and invisibility powers, and I’m trying to make it gender neutral. Superhero name is ‘Ghost’ because puns. I kinda took this imagine and sprinted a marathon with it. Also added in a little smidge of a tøp song in this. (It’s called ‘Goner’.) And hopefully you all know (Y/N) is ‘your name’.

Part 2: Genuine Mirage


A smirk curled across your lips as you picked up on the lumbering movement of a goon behind you. With minimal effort, you vanished from your spot in front of the charging goon and flickered into existence behind him, planting your foot solidly in the space between his shoulder blades. Your weight forced him to the ground and thudded his head solidly on the floor. 

“Nice!” A yellow blur zipped to your side. Kid Flash grinned at you, and you easily returned the smile. 

“Pretty sure that’s all of them,” Superboy said, his voice still rumbly and oddly comforting and…

You should stop thinking things. 

“Hopefully all of them,” you said, sounding exasperated, “I have an essay due tomorrow for biology, and that is not going to write itself.”

“We’re not done here yet, Ghost,” Robin directed your thoughts of having to completely make up and essay to the mission, “Still gotta get in the vault.”

“Yeah, yeah,” you waved your hand at him, “We checked the blueprints earlier. It has a window, I’ll be able to do it.”

You blinked in and out of existence to travel to the vault, because walking like a normal person was overrated. You hummed the tune to a song that had been stuck in your head since you had heard it on the radio on the way to school. 

You know, Miss Martian transmitted to you, evidently not interested in catching up to your excessive teleportation, You’re lucky Aqualad and Artemis were the distraction and he isn’t here to reprimand you for going on ahead. 

Hey, I always do this, and nothing happens, you complained, He’s just an overprotective bother figure. 

Whatever you say, she said, sounding a bit done with your attitude. Which happened like ten times a day with everyone, so, to be honest, not really offensive. 

You reached the heavy vault door and tiptoed so you could see through the heavy duty glass. Staring at the space just past the door, you easily flickered into the vault. 

That would be the end of all things easy, unfortunately. 

The moment you blinked into the room, a cold metal embrace clasped around your neck, the shocks it was administering to you leaving you keeled over on the ground. You gasped in pain, air frantically escaping and rushing into you lungs. 

RUN RUN RUNRUNRUNRUN


That was last week.

That desperate scream of thoughts was the last things M’gann had picked up from you before she distributed these thoughts to the entire team and got the hell out of there. They barely got out without a huge automated turret, disguised as a water tower, activating and tearing a hole in the bioship. 

But you weren’t there. 

The Team suffered, and it showed

So when Batman got a lead on your location, they absolutely leaped at the chance to get you back. Your easy smile. Your absolutely stupid puns. The relief of tension whenever you flickered into a room. 

So you better bet they stormed that warehouse, damn near knocking out every single person in that building. They spread out through out the building, storming through every room trying to find you. 

Conner lightly stepped into a sparse room, with only a bed and a rug in the area. He started to move over to the bed to examine it, when his super hearing picked up on sounds from beneath his feet. 

‘i’m…a..goner’

He kicked the rug away from underneath him, which revealed a trapdoor. Hastily, he opened it.

‘some..body…..catch..my…..breath’

Super sensitive ears picked up on barely exhaled words in a scarcely familiar voice. Conner started to walk in the direction of where he heard you. 

i…ma…..gon…er’

His eyes adjusted to the darkness and made out a huddled form against a wall. Those same seeing organs narrowed when he saw the bulky metal collar around you neck. He snapped the collar off carefully, taking care not to injure you. 

Your vision opened in slits of your eyelids, registering your non-collared neck. Too tired to care about what torture was prepared next for you, you let them fall close again. You were not going to bend space and time for them. No. 

You liked sleeping more, as with many things. 


It took you a while to register that the whole rescue was not a trick and was in fact, not a different mental torture, but you did. Eventually. It was probably most obvious in how the Team did not bring up that week at all and did absolutely nothing to provoke you. 

Well, Wally had just got ketchup on your shirt, but that was fine. 

“Damn it, sorry,” he reached over to you with napkins in hand. You immediately shrunk away and stood up. 

“S’fine,” you muttered, “I’m gonna change.” You turned and walked down the hall to your guest room you kept here. You still hadn’t returned  to your real life, but apparently Batman had that story covered. 

You continued to walk down the hall like a normal person. 

The entirety of your friends peered down the hall after you, looking concerned. 

“That isn’t normal,” Wally mumbled, deflated from the loss of his friend. 

“What about (Y/N) has been normal since that week?” Artemis snarked halfheartedly, not really putting effort into the sarcasm. 

“Yeah,” Robin said with equal enthusiasm to match the archer’s, “No blinking into rooms. Moping. Not laughing at the lesbian bug joke.”

M’gann just stared hard at the floor, blinking to hold back tears at the change in her teammate. 

“We need to get through to (Y/N),” Kaldur said quietly, more reserved than usual, “We need-”

“Got it,” Conner already began walking out of the room, “I’ll go talk with them.”

He continued to your room with no one else volunteering to go and readied a conversation in his head to talk with you. 

The part alien walked into the doorway of your room and opened his mouth, ready to greet you, before his face contorted into a look of alarm. 

You were in the middle of taking off your shirt, which should’ve made him turn away if not for the appalling state of your back. 

Strange designs or symbols were drawn in red on your back, linking together in some strange shape. It took him another second of staring to realize those lines were not drawn. 

They were carved.

Your skin had been sliced open to accommodate these fluidly made marks and house them on your body. 

By the time you had gotten the other shirt on to cover up all signs of the slices in your back, he was long gone. 


I’m like 87% positive I’ll do a part 2. If people want me to. Like, I actually think I can make it darker. Or maybe fluffy. Depends. This probably turned out kinda sad because it’s a Monday. 

Again, check out @zadra-sixkiller for more of these amazing snippets of though. Really. They’re great. 

A few things to note about the YJ stuff:

  • we saw no antagonists so who that could be is up in the air (it’s entirely possible that we’ll get cameos from people we want *cough*Jason*cough* as antagonists)
  • we saw no League members which means the missing people (Notably M’gann) could have just moved up to the League
  • No Barbara so she could be either in the League, retired, or Oracle. Or all three really.
  • I think it’s unlikely that we saw anyone introduced after episode 6-8 (That seems to be the cut-off between people who are actually on the team and people who aren’t- think how Zatanna and Rocket were members by the end of S1 but weren’t on any of the promo materials) Which means literally anyone could show up in the second half of the season
  • Like seriously I think metahuman trafficing was mentioned somewhere before this and we haven’t seen anyone who looks like they’ve been trafficked so…
  • if this season does well then we could get a season 4, where people we want to see who don’t end up showing up in this season could make an appearance

Basically keep an open mind. I know everyone wants their fave to show up, but three promotional photos and a few vague answers to questions don’t really rule anyone out. Creators aren’t gonna spoil their own work.

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‘Black Lightning’ TV Show Spoilers: What The EPs Revealed At ATX

“Black Lightning” won’t hit The CW until 2018, but executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil gave TV fans at ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, some inside scoop during their Sunday panel. The power couple discussed the political side of the superhero show, the connections (or lack thereof) to other Arrowverse shows and more.

Long Term Villains: While many of the superhero dramas follow the case of the week format, it sounds like Salim and Mara don’t want to waste time on villains without digging deeper into their backstories. It sounds like viewers will spend plenty of time with a baddie called Tobias (presumably Tobias Whale, who was introduced in the first “Black Lightning” comic).

“It’s a character driven show. I don’t know if there’s going to be a fight every week,” Salim said. “There’s certainly not going to be a villain of the week. I don’t want to do that. We really want to explore the characters, even the villains. I think one of the most interesting characters right now from a storytelling standpoint is Tobias. Because we’re not having him sort of twist his mustache. His hatred for himself and for others comes from a real place, so we want to know why he’s like that.”

He added that it’s “a character-based family drama.”

Static Shock: Of course, many fans want to know if that other black superhero with electric powers is going to show up on “Black Lightning.” It doesn’t sound like there are plans to include Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce meeting Static Shock/Virgil Hawkins yet, but that could change. “I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in in that way,” Salim said. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

Jefferson The Protector: Part of the reason they wanted to tackle Black Lightning’s story is because he’s a black father who defies the deadbeat stereotypes that are so often portrayed on screen. “That image of a father saving his daughters, protecting his family, protecting his school, protecting his community, it is happening, but it’s not the narrative [on most shows and movies],” Mara said.

LGBTQ Representation: Mara noted that Anissa (who will become the superhero Thunder) is a lesbian, just as she was in the comics, and it sounds like other characters who identify as something other than heterosexual will be included as well. The writers aren’t planning to tackle LGBTQ characters as a special issue, though. They’re just including the characters the way anyone would be included in life.

“You’ll definitely see that [LGBTQ] aspect of society,” Salim confirmed after an audience member asked about representation. “You know, I grew up, I had three uncles and … I loved Uncle Donald because he gave me dating advice and I was like 5,” Salim explained. “But the other thing that I found fascinating about my Uncle Donald is he dressed up like a woman. And so I grew up around all of these men who dressed like women, so when I hear that, I don’t hear a cause. I hear my family.”

Outside The Arrowverse: “Black Lightning” is produced by Greg Berlanti, but it’s not actually part of the CW’s Arrowverse, which includes “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” The showrunners wanted to create a new world, but they aren’t completely nixing the idea of crossovers eventually.

“The storytelling is a little bit more political. It’s topical, and it’s a little grittier. … It doesn’t mean that down the road there won’t be visits,” Salim teased.

The Police: Salim and Mara were asked about how the show would handle the subject of the police brutality. Salim revealed that Jefferson’s best buddy is a cop. However, he has a complicated relationship with the men in blue when he’s suited up as Black Lightning. He wants to help them protect Atlanta, but when the cops see a 6’5 black man with lightning powers, they’re more likely to shoot first and ask questions later.

“When we talk about social justice, I don’t only want to talk about police brutality, which is a hot topic. It should be talked about, and this may be somewhat controversial for me to say, if we stop killing each other, you know what I mean?” Salim said. “I think that issue right now is way more important to me personally, to stop young black people from killing young black people. Stop young people in general from killing each other.”

Anissa’s Powers: Anissa, meanwhile, will be attending protests as a young adult seeking a way to create change. However, her powers will suddenly make that more difficult. “What happens when she’s in a protest and she gets pushed?” Salim asked. “What happens if someone tries to harm her and she has these powers? Does a peaceful protest become a violent protest? Does she become violent?” Fans will have to tune in to find out.

“Black Lightning” will premiere midseason on The CW.

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There is a chance I might add more prizes and winners as time goes on! But I’m lazy so here. 

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“For all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you –- to all of you, from every background and walk of life.  If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition –- the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth. 

If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband –- we started out with very little.  But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible – even becoming President.  That’s what the American Dream is all about.  

If you are a person of faith, know that religious diversity is a great American tradition, too.  In fact, that’s why people first came to this country –- to worship freely.  And whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh – these religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion, and honesty.  So I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride.  You see, our glorious diversity – our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds – that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are. So the young people here and the young people out there:  Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story – because you do.  And you have a right to be exactly who you are. 

But I also want to be very clear:  This right isn’t just handed to you.  No, this right has to be earned every single day.  You cannot take your freedoms for granted.  Just like generations who have come before you, you have to do your part to preserve and protect those freedoms.  And that starts right now, when you’re young. 

Right now, you need to be preparing yourself to add your voice to our national conversation.  You need to prepare yourself to be informed and engaged as a citizen, to serve and to lead, to stand up for our proud American values and to honor them in your daily lives.  And that means getting the best education possible so you can think critically, so you can express yourself clearly, so you can get a good job and support yourself and your family, so you can be a positive force in your communities.

And when you encounter obstacles – because I guarantee you, you will, and many of you already have – when you are struggling and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago, something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives, and that is the power of hope – the belief that something better is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it.

It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country.  Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us.  The hope that when people see us for who we truly are, maybe, just maybe they, too, will be inspired to rise to their best possible selves.

That is the hope of students like Kyra who fight to discover their gifts and share them with the world.  It’s the hope of school counselors like Terri and all these folks up here who guide those students every step of the way, refusing to give up on even a single young person.  Shoot, it’s the hope of my – folks like my dad who got up every day to do his job at the city water plant; the hope that one day, his kids would go to college and have opportunities he never dreamed of.

That’s the kind of hope that every single one of us -– politicians, parents, preachers –- all of us need to be providing for our young people.  Because that is what moves this country forward every single day -– our hope for the future and the hard work that hope inspires.

So that’s my final message to young people as First Lady.  It is simple.  I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong.  So don’t be afraid –- you hear me, young people?  Don’t be afraid.  Be focused.  Be determined.  Be hopeful.  Be empowered.  Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.  Lead by example with hope, never fear.  And know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. 

And that is true I know for every person who are here – is here today, and for educators and advocates all across this nation who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people.  And I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of our next generation.  And I can think of no better way to end my time as First Lady than celebrating with all of you.

So I want to close today by simply saying thank you.  Thank you for everything you do for our kids and for our country.  Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.” —First Lady Michelle Obama giving her final official remarks as our First Lady

anonymous asked:

An AU where Deku has either a younger brother or older brother or a sibling. That sibling has the ability to control external fire, a combination of his father's and mother's quirks. Does this have the potential of a quirkless Villain Deku?

*flashbacks of twin AUs from KHR*

Oh boy. Uh. This idea has potential, that’s certain! But if I’m being honest, I wouldn’t read it if it’s centered around Deku developing jealousy/hatred for this sibling that has a combination of their parents’ quirks, or if (ESPECIALLY if) it’s centered around this sibling being abusive to him while being the “star child.” (… Holy shit. That’s Katsuki. THAT’S KATSUKI, WHAT THE HELL, KHR BAD!TWIN FICS ARE LITERALLY THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IZUKU AND KATSUKI? WHAT.)

… Anyway. Yeah, I’m a bit tired of the abusive-sibling-relationship trope.

However! If it went in the direction of, say, the two of them working together? Maybe with the sibling being protective of Izuku because he doesn’t have a quirk? And Izuku, who doesn’t want to be a burden (or in the case of him being the older sibling, feeling inadequate because he is the older sibling but it’s the younger one doing the protecting) ends up encountering All for One?

Maybe he’s found by AFO. Maybe he and his sibling are attacked by a villain, with his sibling being greatly injured in the aftermath. Maybe he is scared, terrified, and oh, so angry at himself for having been unable to protect his sibling.

But, then, a man comes by. Izuku instinctively curls around the unconscious, battered form of his sibling, glaring at the man, because - because what if he wants to hurt them? Hurt his sibling? They aren’t awake, they’re hurt, and Izuku… He’s the older brother. He’s always been the one protected, so the least he can do is shield his younger sibling with his body.

The man takes a few steps towards them, and Izuku, tears in his eyes and shivering, holds his sibling closer. The man stops a few steps away, looming over them, and Izuku is afraid, absolutely terrified of what this man might do to him, do to his sibling.

But he doesn’t flinch away. He bares his teeth as a cornered animal may, tucks his unconscious sibling closer to his chest, trying to hide as much of them from sight as he can. He can’t see the man’s face, as it is obscured by some mechanism. But he can feel a weighted gaze on him, the man observing, sensing him, through the mask.

“… You are powerless.”

Izuku refuses to look away. He tucks his sibling further behind him, and stiffens at the rough laugh the man releases.

“Interesting. Powerless, yet you still fight. Disgustingly like him, and yet… Not.”

The man kneels, expression unseen. He holds out his hand and speaks.

“I shall give you the power you seek.”

So, maybe both Izuku and Ambiguous Sibling become villains this way. Are taken under AFO’s wing, trained, etc.; Izuku is happy that he is useful and can protect his sibling and his sibling is happy for him - they can protect each other now, they have each other’s backs.

At some point, AFO reveals (or maybe, they find out through other means) that he isn’t exactly a stellar citizen. Nope. He’s technically a villain. Technically, the biggest, baddest villain. Izuku is conflicted as heck, because he admires All Might, and always wanted (still wants?) to be a hero. Maybe the sibling doesn’t mind. Maybe the sibling never really cared about heroes or villains, as long as their mother and brother were alive and happy. Where Izuku goes, they go. So it’s Izuku’s decision - what to do?

From here, maybe they both become not-quite villains the border on vigilantism, or maybe they end up joining AFO and Ambiguous Sibling decides to go into the hero course while Izuku handles things as AFO’s successor. Following the latter idea, the sibling manages to layout the foundations of their infiltration in the hero society, and Izuku follows him eventually - whether that involves both of them enrolling at Yuuei, or simply being in the good graces of the well-known heroes.

Their goal? Who knows. Maybe Izuku’s goal is to somehow resolve the feud between All Might and AFO - because, he still admires All Might, but respects AFO/owes him for giving them this chance. Maybe Izuku wants to find a balance in society, where a symbol of peace isn’t necessary.

Maybe his goal is to dismantle the hero system altogether. (That sounds pretty villainous, right? Because, why dismantle the hero system? Why remove the peace? Who would want to remove the system other than a villain?) But no. He doesn’t want to dismantle it for some nefarious purpose - in fact, all he wants is to remove it’s necessity. He doesn’t want to remove the society entirely - it’s far too important, what with quirks being a factor - but, if people could come to terms with each other, if they could set their differences aside, to not use their quirks to harm…

AFO, after some discussion, thinks about it. He thinks, considers. And eventually, he agrees, relents, and puts his faith in Izuku.

(Because AFO, Sensei, isn’t the epitome of evil. His actions in the past were nefarious, he is no shining example of virtue. But he is still a man. A man far past his expiration, that seeks vengeance and his own brand of justice, two qualities which label him a villain. A man who wants to see the fall of All Might, a man who would settle for removing All Might from his spotlight in the eyes of the people. A man who is old, tired, and has, admittedly, grown fond of the two Midoriyas. And he wants to see an end to his goal.)

((Oooorrr maybe that’s just what he says to manipulate Izuku and his sibling, I don’t know, who the fuck knows what’s going through this man’s head other than Horikoshi))

There are those who oppose this, oppose Izuku’s dream. He’s young, he’s idealistic, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He spouts peace and ideals and justice, and he isn’t willing to bloody his hands for it? “Hah!” Heroes are needed, because there will always be some selfish villain that wants to take matters into their own hands. No one believes him, and it takes him declaring war on the heroes (the system) for them to take him seriously.

But hey, if that means becoming a villain to accomplish his goal, then so be it.

why did I write all of this

*coughs* So yeah, it does have potential to be a Villain!Deku AU! I couldn’t really think of anything for *Quirkless* Villain though - Izuku isn’t spiteful/jealous enough to become a villain purely because his sibling has quirks, imo. And quirkless, I don’t feel he’d get very far as a villain - he might be resourceful, but that can only get him so far.

Unless you mean he becomes, like, the standard evil mastermind villain that is ALL brainpower/machinery/weaponry and no inherent magic abilities. Oh my god that’s some funny imagery

anonymous asked:

People are upset about Jason in YJ but geez its about the team not just Batman characters. Theres so much other stuff to be worried about.

Jason fans are upset about Jason. Yet another ‘dead Robin in a memorial case/hologram’ isn’t particularly how they want to see their favorite character. Especially if the showrunners just introduced him dead to give manpain to other characters. 

Yes, i’m sure there are other concerns, but Jason was a popular speculation when Season 3 was announced and people are reacting to the information given about it. 

People are also reacting to things like Cass not being included despite Hype, Tim potentially stealing Damian’s Robin look instead of Damian being a character, the new characters, Gar’s new look, Kaldur’s lack of blonde hair, the Emo Stealth Team…

It’s not just Jason being discussed. I don’t even follow Young Justice and I woke up an hour ago to all of that. 

anonymous asked:

People give Harry a lot of shit, more now than they ever have probably and I don't really know why, but from where I sit I see a young guy who has a lot of love, who attempts to include everyone in his shows and who encourages everyone to be whoever they are or want to be. He encourages his younger followers to vote and even went to vote himself, he's not all talk and no do. No he's not perfect and he's not an activist hero or social justice icon, but hes growing and will continue to do so.

yep, i was a mess at 23, i think hes way ahead of the curve

Teen Titan characters in DC Superhero Girls so far. There’s a lot of Teen Titans in DC Superhero Girls . I made this to show them off but I waited until more characters showed up like Raven to post it. We got Supergirl who was a Teen Titan for a tiny bit. She’s a main character in DC Superhero Girls. We got Bumblebee who is a Teen Titan .She is a main Character in DC Superhero Girls. We have Beast Boy. He’s a supporting character on the shows/books .He might be in the second wave maybe for the toys. We have Starfire. She is a supporting character. She is going to get a doll in the second wave. Jinx is mostly a background character right now in the show. She was in the new graphic novel Hits and Myths with Gizmo. It was cool seeing Jinx in the book even though she doesn’t do much in it. The Ravager Rose Wilson was mostly a background character in the show until Hits and Myths .She was awesome in it. I hope we see her again. Mammoth was also in Hits Myths .

Blue Beetle and Bunker have been mostly background characters so far. I hope they do some thing with them in the show. I’m glad Bunker is in this even though he’s a backbround .Cyborg was a background character at first but now he’s not. He has the same voice actor from the cartoons. Beast Boy and Starfire also have the same voice actors in the show. Miss Martian is a Teen Titan. I feel like people forget she’s a Teen Titan. Miss Martian had a big role in Hits and Myths. She was a main character in it. Now the character we’ve been waiting for …Raven. Raven was in the new graphic novel Hits and Myths. She was only in a couple of pages though .It made since for her to be in it cause her dad was the villain in it and was on the cover. She’s only in it for a little bit but it was great seeing her. I wish she had a big role though since her dad is the villain . I hope they put Raven in the show. Beast Boy might like her from seeing his face in the book. Put Raven in the cartoon and give her a doll Mattel . I hope they put more Teen Titans in DC Super Hero Girls. There’s a lot of people in The Teen Titans so they can’t put ever Teen Titan in it. Now that Raven is finally in it, I want to see Wonder Girl in it. Any of the Wonder Girls. Donna Troy or Cassie .

There are 3 people/things that I really want to see in Season 3 of Young Justice (In no particular order):

Damian Wayne

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Jason Todd as the Red Hood

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And the Gotham Academy kids

Anything else is just icing on the cake to me, really

I got tagged by @haram-deluxe - thanks! :D

RULES: Answer q’s and tag 9 people you’d like to know better

Relationship status: single lol

Favorite colour: yellow and purple

Lipstick or chapstick: chapstick

Last song you’ve listened to: Ed Sheeran - I See Fire

Last movie you’ve seen: Dark Knight

Top three shows: rn they are Adventure Time, Steven Universe and like idk lol I don’t watch anything at the moment, maybe Young Justice

I won’t tag anyone, but if anyone wants to do it, they are free to do so :D

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As long as I am unable to exercise my constitutional right to vote, I do not have command of my own life. I cannot determine my own destiny. It is determined for me by people who would rather see me suffer than succeed. Those that have gone before us say, no more! NO MORE!

- Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo)

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A Pacific Rim AU for Tim/Kon week: Sci-fi/fantasy.

“Giant fighting robots! Come on, Tim, this is gonna be awesome!”

Tim crossed his arms and glared. “Are you listening to yourself? This isn’t just a video game! This is a war, and you’re trying to sign up to fight the kaiju in one-on-one combat?” His voice was tight, shaking; Kon couldn’t think of a time he’d last seen Tim so worked up.

“Tim,” he said, rubbing a hand along Tim’s back, soothing. “Nowhere’s safe on the coasts, not until we find a way to fight these things. If this is how we can stop them, then I’m gonna help.”

Tim closed his eyes, looking pained. “I’m not going to be able to talk you out of this, am I,” he said, and it wasn’t a question. “Fine. Then I’m going with you.”

“What? No, Tim – look, just because I’m an idiot doesn’t mean you need to be one, too.” It was one thing to put himself into danger; another thing entirely to imagine Tim out there, risking his life to the same monsters that killed his parents.

“They’ll need engineers for the jaegers,” Tim pointed out. “And I’m not letting you do this on your own. We’re a team, remember?”

Kon breathed out, knowing full well how stubborn Tim was when he got an idea in his head. “Teammates,” he agreed, and knocked their fists together to seal the deal.

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