power defined

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I used to think I couldn’t color my hair bright colors because I was a boy.. Not only that but it seems that people always portray black people as ghetto once they see them with colorful hair. Screw that. Never give anyone the power to define you. You can do whatever you want, don’t let society scare you into suppressing your creativity. If you want to walk around with wonky hair.. Then do so. It doesn’t mean you’re wonky, ghetto, or stupid. You just have a unique way of expressing yourself.

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sixofcrowsnw challenge: take two ≡ best moment of your otp

kanej + religion

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I sometimes wish I’d stayed inside


my mother.

Never to come out. 

it always confuses me when superman gets drawn burlier than batman. i mean we dance around it but superman is basically super strong due to space magic. he could be a weedy lil string bean and he’d still be able to lift a bus. i’m not saying the muscles don’t help, or that he doesn’t probably have magic space muscles. i’m just saying, all of batman’s strength is muscle-dependant. he has no space magics. in my head he is the more burly of the two just out of necessity. i know he’s kind of got the gymnast thing going on but like. i imagine bruce wayne as more barrel-y and clark kent as more dorito-y. i don’t know why i’m telling you this except that i’m dealing with the realization that this is not the standard assumption.

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Donald Trump and Women’s Marches: How 48 hours of power and protest will define the next four years

The past two days offered one of the starkest contrasts in American history. Donald Trump’s swearing-in as president attracted tons of supporters, but seemingly far fewer than Barack Obama’s first inauguration. The peaceful transfer of power to Trump was a moment of triumph to some and a sign of horror to others. The latter group coalesced into the resistance to Trump throughout the weekend.

On Friday, security forces came out in numbers, and Black Lives Matter participated in a coalition effort to disrupt the proceedings — and succeeded for a time. That protest and others set a confrontational tone that continued late into the night.

On Saturday, people turned out en masse as part of the Women’s March on Washington — an impressive feat for novice organizers. They flooded not only the nation’s capital, but cities around the world, with an estimated total of 2.5 million people not quite protesting Trump, but spurred to action under the banner of women’s rights by his election nonetheless. It was an unprecedented start to an unprecedented sort of president.

Buckle up: The Donald Trump era is here — and it has been met by what one expert says is the largest protest in American history. Read more

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Favourite Christmas Films
The Holiday (2006)

I’ve found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said “Journeys end in lovers meeting.” What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said “love is blind”. Now that is something I know to be true.

“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

im sure everyone knows how stupid the maidens are in practice but like. it just hit me that maidens control the natural forces of remnant, they use dust without having to actually use dust. they have this infinite supply of all the most powerful forces of nature, not just the core elements like wind and fire but also sub elements like lightning (which is canonically a sub type of dust)

but one of those sub elements is gravity

How could someone who can freely wield the force of gravity with no limits or drawbacks to an absurdly powerful degree fucking lose to the sexy human torch and her two orphans

questioning ace girls, you are absolutely stunning. questioning your romantic orientation isn’t easy, especially when you’ve already got your sexual orientation figured out. you are the only one who has the power to define yourself–no one else gets a say in your identity. 

the ace community will accept you, no matter what. even if you decide not to put a label on your romantic attraction, you still have a place here. 

you are loved 💜

you are wanted 💜

you will always be part of the LGBT+ community 💜

Lets talk about the Relics (Theory)

Ok so we know that Hunter schools are built to protect the four Relics that are Pivotal in the foundation of Humanity (and the Fanus?) because they are building blocks to what humanity is

Knowlege
Creation
Destruction
Choice

However the one that is at Beacon is gone, and we don’t know where it is, however, it is my theory that none of the relics are actually at the schools, perhaps at one point they were there because what Qrow had said earlier that episode that combining the 4 relics and you will able to change the world.

Then I thought

What is RWBY about? 4 girls on trying to save the world and the story officially begin when they all meet.

Team RWBY are the 4 relics Just like the maidens who have all the power of Seasons team RWBY has the powers from the defining blocks of humanity (However I suppose the requirements such as they can only be earned by those who would use the powers to only protect humanity and so that Salem can never use them and would stop people like Cinder from stealing their powers). Perhaps someone had turned the relics from Physical objects and made them Transferable objects a while back so they can be merged with someone’s soul. Look at there all the Relics define key aspects of our team RWBY’s Goals this Volume

(In order of names and the order to which the relics are introduced)

Ruby: wants Knowledge to what happened to Beacon/ and to be a true huntress (Chapter 1, Chapter 8)

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Weiss: wants to Create a legacy different from her father (Chapter 7)

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Blake: Wants to Destroy all the prejudice of the Fanus and the Violent view (Chapter 5 and Chapter 9)

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Yang: Chose to become a Huntress again (Chapter 4)


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The signs are there, and to why they haven’t it or activated yet probably a requirement is yet to received when they fully commit to their relic powers ie:Ruby Learning everything about Salem or finally becoming a huntress, Weiss creates a legacy and Blake destroys the Prejudice or White Fangs violence, and Yang fully commits to being a Huntress again (and confronts her weakness)

This way Salem will never get the relics and make RWBY a force unlike any other and will have the power to defeat the mother Grimm once and for all

When Team RWBY reunites they will change the world

So that is my theory on the relics. Thoughts?

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Andrew Lincoln Appreciation Week: Day 5
Favorite Acting Moment → The Walking Dead 3.04 ‘Killer Within’

An Open Letter to JK Rowling

To the beloved queen of the Harry Potter Universe:

Let me begin by first thanking you for being an inspiration to your millions (if not billions) of readers. Your writing has touched souls across the world, perhaps even saved lives. You have captured the essence of what it means to be human: to have a little bit of light and dark in every one of us. And while we might begin a little biased towards one side or another, it is ultimately our choices and the power of love that define us. We choose who we become, and you have single-handedly whispered that powerful truth into the minds and hearts of countless strangers you will likely never meet. I am one of them, for your universe is truly magical.

But with such accomplishments in mind, I’d like to ask you one thing.

Please stop.

I don’t mean stop writing, forever, because that would cruelly deprive the world of the continuation of your magic that you still have so much to give. But I’d like you to take a step back, stop, and breathe.

As I am loathe to do on sleepless nights, I turned to the newest update on Pottermore, excited to immerse myself again in the Potter-universe, but with a distinctly American twist. Ilvermorny, an intriguing name, seemed a promising treasure trove of new secrets to discover.

The possibilities were endless - the spoilers about the house names seemed to point towards Native American folklore. Would we learn about the magical traditions of the Cherokee or the Apache? Perhaps they would open up a whole new world of creating magic – without the European influence of wands, perhaps their magic would be channeled through sacred stones that had been carefully carved and treated. How could they cast spells through their ritual song and dance? How might they view “No-Majs” differently from European cultural norms? What if instead of disdain, they held the utmost respect for non-magicals – for those people had to be the most imaginative to invent ways to go about their daily lives where magic could not ease their paths?

But while well-written and certainly heart-tugging, I was simply left with another sour-cream-white traumatic orphan sob story (not to trivialize whites, orphans, or tragedies that numerous people face) that was eerily reminiscent to Harry’s orphaned past and defeat of a dark wizard through the power of love.

And I get it, Jo. It’s a theme with you – that despite the thousands of obstacles people face, love and tenacity conquer all.

But why couldn’t we have had wandless healing, channeled through song, dance, and herbology? Why couldn’t we have learned how to identify the magic thrumming in the soil, stones, trees, and animals around us? Why couldn’t we have learned how the Native Americans sought balance in dark and light magic, and performed magic that no European had ever encountered before?

Why couldn’t we have had a narrative about the European colonization of the Americas, where Native Americans had to run to the most isolated parts of the continent, ward their homes with heavy enchantments, and struggle to brew new potions to battle the horrible, foreign, diseases that came with it? Why couldn’t we have seen a population learn from each school of magic, mixing in perfect harmony? Classes could include Transfiguration, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and Herbology, but with Amulet Creation, Harmonic Healing, Ritual Spell-casting, and Elemental Charms?

Let’s have an openly LGBTQ+ character, not a closeted Dumbledore that is only confirmed after publication and book sales. Let’s investigate the Native American gender and sexuality identities - take a new perspective on what it means to be human. Let’s deal with income inequality in a whole new light - two friends from opposing worlds who constantly find themselves reevaluating what they know to be true. Add some more strong female characters - I want to feel the subtle condescension, passive aggressiveness, and glass ceilings as we watch them struggle through their careers. Let’s see the post traumatic stress of the entire generation that fought a war as children. Let’s have canon (confirmed before, not after the fact), strong, and compelling people of color in your writing, where the characters’ names aren’t two surnames (Cho Chang… really?) and as dimensional as the sad pancake on which someone sat.

When you write your next installments about the other schools in Brazil, in Africa, in Japan, I want you to do some serious research. I want you to try, at least try, to understand and explore the cultural beauty that you’ve allowed yourself the freedom to pioneer. I want to hear about family, not blood-prejudice in Japan, and how honor and a history of ancestors in warring states still hold onto that enmity today. I want you to detail the families that were ripped apart in Africa by the slave trade, and the inventive magical ways that different tribes avoided detection. I want to see the conflict between magic and the religion that Portuguese colonists began to impose on the indigenous people in Brazil, and how somehow they were able to reconcile that religious-magical barrier. I want you to treat each culture with respect instead of white-washing, and even if you don’t get it quite right and you come under fire, you will know in your heart that you tried to understand and that you will learn so much more from what people say is different to your outlook.

You deal with so much prejudice in your books, in gruesome detail outlining the harm it causes to all. Unintentionally or no, are you really doing much better when you maintain the same, incredibly British storyline and try to apply it to other places?

Perhaps this is harsh of me. Perhaps this perfect cultural melting pot is too idealistically American of me, as it will never be the same to tell a story that you have not experienced yourself. But instead of more of the same, why can’t you try?

Stretch yourself, Ms. Rowling. I want you to challenge the world you created, for there is so much possibility and so much room to grow. I want you to challenge your own rules, explore and pioneer and learn because that’s another fundamental truth that Hermione Granger not only knows, but epitomizes. You’ve become too comfortable in your own universe, writing installments that are really just repurposed storylines with characters of different names. Instead of wasting your time taking swipes at Donald Trump on Twitter, grow your universe. It’s time to upend it, throw it in the wash, and look at it again with a new perspective.

So please stop. Why don’t you stop writing for a little bit, and try listening? There are so many interesting and different stories for you to tell.

With much love from a faithful fan,

AW

The Yu’s failures

You know thinking about it, I feel that each of the Yu’s are probably filled with despair or if you will “Zetsubou!!!” Which will make breaking Zarc’s grip on them so hard and it all is connected to themes that have existed since we got their background. 

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