put god in charge

anyways, jj abrams, for all his flaws still:

• loves Finn, heavily supported John Boyega’s casting despite Kathleen Kennedy’s protests.

• rewrote Poe Dameron’s entire arch when Oscar Isaac asked him to, with full knowledge that Isaac was tired of being killed off in every single movie he was cast in.

• gave Finn a full storyline of character development, created a protagonist that was flawed but gave the viewer every reason to cheer him on

• doesn’t support r/ylo. doesn’t fucking understand it

• knows when to call up ewan mcgregor, would probably do it again

5

“Where’s Lizzie Borden? Where is she? I want her and those men found! Nobody sleeps tonight!

I think I can reveal this fully now haha - Chinese mythology says the gods put cats in charge of the world, but they just wanted to frolic and sleep in the sun. 3x they came to Li Shou, in charge of the cats, and she said they didn’t want the responsibility (they just wanna sleep and have fun!). So the cats gave up their power of speech and gave it to people. Now we can talk, but the cats ALWAYS remember that the gods chose them FIRST before us (hence that cat-ittude haha)

Encore Cat show at Sketchpad Gallery this week in San Francisco, July 22, 1-7pm! 

problem solving
  • Fe: why don't we just give the people what they want??
  • Ti: Need I remind you, Fe, that our current inventory of Things We Have Left to Give People stands at Empty.
  • Fe: oh...
  • Ti: I swear to god, this is the last time I put you in charge of the Things We Have Left to Give People box

ajax-daughter-of-telamon  asked:

Maul, Savage, and Viscus for the writing meme

THINGS I KEEP IN MIND WHEN WRITING:

Maul:

1: he’s sheltered. he has very little concept of normal concepts or objects. He can usually figure them out through context and induction, but he doesn’t recognize them immediately, and it makes him seem off-putting.

2: His main mindset is that he has no equals. Everyone is either far above him, and can hurt him with impunity, or far below him. and he can do the same to them.

3: he attaches to people quickly, despite this. if he fights beside someone, or shares food with someone, or if he feels he owes them a debt, his Nightbrother brain goes “PACK!! this is my new pack-mate. friend. protect.” Except his worldview doesn’t actually allow for this- on a nurture level he has learned that he has no friends, no pack. So he struggles with his feelings immediately, trying to put them into either “master” or “apprentice” boxes when all his instincts want to do is go hunting and share the kill with them.

4: he does have a sense of humor, albeit a very dry one, and he thinks his observations are worth sharing even if he then struggles with communicating them.

Savage:

1: He’s a caregiver and protector type. He’s stand-between-my-brother-and-a-charging-spear protective, but more commonly, he’s grab-you-by-the-scruff-and-make-you-eat-something-healthy protective. The Mom Friend.

2: he’s very entrenched in his culture. He struggles with making eye contact with women, he splits his food to make offerings, he prays after he eats. fire is sacred, and so is music and moonlight.

3: he struggles with having been given responsibility, and having borne great grief, too early in life. He grew up too fast and it made him solemn and awkward.

4: post-transformation, he’s very confused and very mixed-up. he has a hard time making connections or thinking outside of orders. His good heart bleeds through the confusion, but not much of his personality or his mind makes it through. as the fog begins to clear after he gets away from Dooku, this gets significantly better.

Viscus:

1: he feels an extraordinary guilt for being the voice of the Nightsisters to the Nightbrother tribes. No one wants to see Viscus, bearer of bad fucking news, enforcer of the witches who take our brothers away. It’s seen as an honor and a glory to be their messenger, but it sets him apart.

2: he’s a middle-aged (well, old for a Nightbrother) man with a home and a family. He raised two younger brothers, and he’s been married for probably twenty years. This home life keeps him sane, and piles yet more guilt on him knowing that because he’s the Sisters’ Voice, his husband and brothers are granted immunity. (a thin immunity, that would last only until one Sister spoke against it. but it holds.)

3: he doubts his faith every single day. the Nightbrothers worship the Nightsisters as saints, spirits, emissaries to the Gods (with varying levels of conviction and bitterness, depending on how many family members they’ve lost). Viscus is one of the few who’s been driven almost to atheism, because he interacts with them the most and has occasion to see the Nightsisters at their least godly. He’s not even sure that he can pray to the Moon-Gods anymore, hating them for putting the Sisters in charge of magic and death.

Forgotten Women Friday #29

Enheduanna- 2285-2250 BCE- Mesopotamia

“The First Known Author”

Enheduanna is the first author of any gender known by name in human history and one of the first women recorded in history. She was an Akkadian born in 2285 BC as the daughter of Sargon the Great. The Akkadians were from Mesopotamia, but under Enheduanna’s father, Sargon, they absorbed some Sumerian city-states, such as Ur. In a move that showed great confidence in his daughter, Sargon put Enheduanna in charge of the Sumerian temple to reconcile the gods of the Akkadians with those of the Sumerians. In fact, Enheduanna is not her actual birth name, but instead a title given to women like herself who were ordained as priestesses. In Enheduanna’s case, she was the High Priestess of the Moon God, Nanna.

Enheduanna not only proved to be capable of uniting the Mesopotamians and Sumerians under religion, but her written poems and prayers were so popular that they influenced the Hebrew Bible and Homeric hymns centuries later. According to historian Paul Kriwaczek, Enheduanna “is credited with creating the paradigms of poetry, psalms, and prayers used throughout the ancient world… Her compositions, though only rediscovered in modern times, remained models of petitionary prayer for even longer. Through the Babylonians, they influenced and inspired the prayers and psalms of the Hebrew Bible and the Homeric hymns of Greece. Through them, faint echoes of Enheduanna, the first named literary author in history, can even be heard in the hymnody of the early Christian church.”

Enheduanna went on to hold the office of high priestess for over forty years. Based on historic records, it appears that she was the first woman to ever hold that office in Ur, and therefore her position helped elevate generations of women in the region to positions of power.

liastrata  asked:

So there was this facebook picture with the changes in GOT characters (s1->s6), e.g; Arya goes from Little Girl -> Assassin, Bran's was Cripple -> Three Eyed Raven. Sansa's said Annoying Girl -> Annoying Girl, But Older and I bURST A VEIN

Not a surprise. Sansa could save all of Westeros, cure cancer, resurrect Ned, Cat, Robb, Rickon, Shireen, Hodor, The Blackfish, Oberyn, Doran, Trystane, Myrcella, Buddy Holly, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Terry Pratchett, Princess Diana, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and the Tyrells, cure cancer, give Tyrion a liver transplant, grow Theon’s dick back, turn all the White Walkers and wights back into real boys and girls, soothe The Cluster, get GRRM to finally finish the books, part the Narrow Sea, sacrifice herself for our sins, rise on the third day, cast all the snakes out of Moat Cailin, invent Democracy, alternating current, the printing press, computers, and penicillin, get the hobbits to Mordor, make Donald Trump’s heart grow three sizes, bring Firefly back, kill Ares the God of War, put Patty Jenkins and Ava Duverny in charge of the DCEU, and offer oral sex to anyone who is willing and people will still be talking about how lame, annoying, evil, weak, stupid, selfish, and disloyal she is.

@ all y'all who want to whine that someone isn’t queer unless they are either trans or same-gender attracted:

Do you even understand what you are saying.

Y'all already know that SGA is an offensive term from Mormon conversion treatment, so we’ll leave that alone.

A bisexual person by definition is attracted to two or more genders. That’s it. Being attracted to the same gender isn’t a qualifier. But the statement “bisexuals don’t belong” is one that’s frankly absurd, and if that’s your belief then I don’t know what to tell you.

So since “”“same-gender attraction”“” isn’t a qualifier for being queer, why is it being pulled out as a qualifier for this Ace Discourse? Your guess is as good as mine. No, we know why. It’s a tidy little way of leaving parts of the ace community out.

Before you pull the “but cishets!” refrain on me, listen. Society doesn’t see an ace as being straight. Society doesn’t even acknowledge that there are different types of attraction. Society already sees aces as a queer outgroup. Society already says we aros/aces don’t belong with them, we belong over here with you.

If I introduced you to a cis bisexual man who loves women and non-binary people, would you argue that he’s not bi? No, because by definition he is. Would you argue that he’s not queer? (Do some real research on the history of reclaiming the word queer and then come back to me if you’re about to start whining about me using queer as a descriptor.)

A cisgender heteroromantic asexual doesn’t have “”“same-gender attraction.”“” A cisgender aroace doesn’t either.

So what?

Who made you god of deciding queer qualifications? Who put you in charge of guarding the (offensive, harmful, shameful, and frankly dangerous) idea that being queer is somehow subjective? Who laid down the qualifications for belonging or not belonging, and who the heck came up with this idea of not being “queer enough”?!

Aces and aros are not part of the full cis, full het society that thinks everything queer is disgusting. Aces and aros were already thrown out of that society because, even if they are het-something, they don’t love who they’re supposed to love in the way they’re supposed to love ‘em. Either that, or being trans, is why we’re all over here in the first place.

So who was it that suddenly decided that cishet aces and cis aroaces aren’t queer and have nothing to do with the queer community? Why have hateful people congregated on this site to collectively gatekeep?

We saw how well gatekeeping goes. We all got thrown out by straight society’s gatekeepers.

We don’t need to put anybody through a continual repeat performance of being thrown out.

anonymous asked:

Aaaaaand there's the "Black Panther isn't for white people" post on my dash, (reblogged by a white person, fyi). What happened to art being for everyone? Why does tumblr feel the need to gatekeep everything? Who do these 14 year olds think put them in charge? God there's going to be over a year of this shit.

^^

hartofbalamb  asked:

“Why can’t you just follow instructions?”

Shit. There’s nothing worse for Zell than getting that look. The one where Squall looks at him and Zell just knows he’s thinking the worst. Disappointment registered on Squall’s face and was reflected back on the shorter SeeD.

Don’t trust Zell. He can’t do this. Should’ve never put him in charge…

Insecurity. God, it stung.

“Y-you’re right…” He’s always right. Zell’s hands work themselves out of the tight, white-knuckled fists held tight behind his back. Idiot. Failure. Stupid, stupid, stupid…

“I can do better than this…”

Hetalia: Paint It White
  • America: Dudes, this is an emergency! As the paper in front of you with those crazy drawings that are supposedly words says, a majority of humanity has been turned into a noppera ghosty blobs by the freaky beam of light that shoots out of other noppera-bo-ba or baaa I don't really know how to say it. Tony, my righteous alien friend told me they're pictonians from the planet Picto. For reals dudes, Picto's way in like, way far outer space.
  • England: YOUR BRAIN'S IN WAY FAR OUTER SPACE!
  • America: Dude, they're born looking like noppera and they want everybody else looking just like what they're doing, HELLO! Listen up! we can't just let these noppera dudes make earth all freaking boringly white, right? This is wack! We gotta stop these dudes ! Who's with me?... Also, what's a noppera?
  • Japan: Oh yes, I know what they are. It is a Japanese monster without a nose, eyes, or a mouth. It's proper name is nopperabo, okay?
  • England: Wait a tick, are you trying to say this is all your fault Japan?
  • Japan: No! I was simply explaining what noppera means! No more, no less.
  • China: Why do I have to be turned into noppera because of stupid Japan and scary story...
  • Japan: It's not my fault!
  • America: Focus countries ! Japan may have screwed things up, but we still have time to fix it ! Now, your ideas will all suck so listen to me. We'll combine all our military strength! I'll be in command so you can all wear the colors of my flag! All heroes wear red, white, and blue!
  • Italy: I think we should gather under the white flag!
  • England: Why in God's name would we put you in charge?
  • America: Duh, I be the hero, everybody knows that!
  • England: I beg to differ...
  • France: Everybody knows I've got the biggest--
  • England: No one asked you, cheesy monkey!
  • France: Shut up, black sheep of Europe!
  • England: I told you not to call me that!
  • China: Ugh. They never stop talking...
  • Italy: White flags! Come on, I made a whole lot of them! See! We can each wave our very own!
  • America: Japan, you think I'm right, right?
  • Japan: Uh, well, this is why I sense the mood and refrain from speaking.
  • America: Russia! What are you gonna do, dude?
  • Russia: I'm going to do fighting!
  • America: Rock out my dog, I've got the perfect job for you to have then! Back-up sidekick!
  • Russia: What?!
  • America: Yeah, every super-hero needs a sidekick, I should know that, I'm the hero! They even make big-budget Hollywood crazy good movies about it!
  • England: We also have top-notch productions in the UK!
  • France: Um, time-traveling phone booths can only go so far.
  • England: Shut it, Pépé le Pew, just because you invented movie-making doesn't mean you're any good at it! All your films are good for are putting me to sleep!
  • China: Just have you know, my movies have been very popular lately.
  • America: Dude, you can't compete with Michael Bay sequels.
  • China: That attitude is why I restrict your films!
  • Japan: Mine are more quietly artistic with cultural story-telling.
  • Italy: My movies are the most fun ones if you want to ask me!
  • Germany: Grr... rgghh... rggghhhh... THAT IS ENOOOOOUUUUUUGH! WHILE YOU SIT HERE AND ARGUE ABOUT NOTHING, MORE OF MANKIND ARE TURNING INTO THOSE NOPPERA OR PICTONIANS OR WHATEVER THEY'RE CALLED!! NOW LISTEN. IF WE HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO THOSE THINGS, WE'LL LOSE OUR FACES SO WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE ANY OF US FROM THE OTHER. THINK ABOUT IT YOU DUMMKOPFSSSSSS!
  • America: Ha ha ha. No need to argue, 'cause I'm right!
  • Russia: I know my ideas are best because otherwise I kill them.
  • China: I'm only allowed to hear my thoughts and those are the ones I like.
  • Germany: Alright then. I'm done here. I don't know why I even thought that we could have a simple discussion. That's not how we work, is it? What a waste. This entire meeting has been pointless. I will do what I have to do and you do what you have to.
  • (Germany leaves the room; soon followed by everyone else)
  • Russia: That's exactly what I was going to say.
  • China: There's too much fighting together to figure out if we should even fight together anyway.
  • France: I am far too gorgeous to have been in a stuffy room for so long.
  • England: I am far too gorgeous to- Shut up France!
  • America: Ha ha ha ha! I was just trying to help! I don't need you guys, I'm the hero!
  • Japan: Ah. My belly. It hurts.
  • Italy: Uhuh! Hey, wait up you guys! Come on, don't leave me here by myself!
  • [Camera shoots to Canada, who is sitting alone.]
  • Canada: I'm still here. And I hate to complain, but no one even bothered to ask my opinion.
  • Kumajiro: Who are you?
  • Canada: I'm Canada.