takes forever picking out a kart, pays attention to the speed (etc.) levels, makes kooky kart/wheels/glider combinations, finds the best position in room to steer from for maximum control, chooses the creative tracks everyone else hates, knows where to place banana peels for maximum results
has a favorite kart/wheels/glider combination that they use 90% of the time, chooses kart by reliability rather than flare, is the most calm while racing but will destroy you in coin battle, probably not the most daring racer but somehow always ends up in the top three because they didn't do anything dumb, somehow manages to hit people with green shells
picks kart by speed, makes impressive looking karts, the one that's yelling the entire time, tries to use the speed burst in the beginning of races but ends up blowing themselves up, does a trick at every little jump, picks the hardest courses to challenge themselves, will demand rematches, will also let their friend pass them if they're in last place
picks same kart every time because it works for them best, either talks smack entire time or is completely silent- there is no in between, knows the hidden shortcuts in tracks, no longer friends with anyone while racing or battling, does the same course on their own fifty times until they get a star ranking on every single course, picks rainbow road just to spite people, red and blue shells galore
Yes, these are real life Nazis, and NO, we aren’t going to defeat them with “love and tolerance”
OTHER LIES you will be hearing from Nazi sympathizers: 1. you should respect a Nazi’s freedom of speech (NO—nobody owes respect to racists or Nazis and hate speech that incites violence is not protected under the 1st Amendment) 2. you’re no better or “the same” as them for fighting back (WRONG—this false equivalence would make the side who believes in genocide and enslavement “just as bad” as the side trying not to be the victims of genocide and enslavement) 3. hate breeds hate (NO—injustice, oppression, racism and generations of systematic discrimination is what breeds hate) 4. “both sides” are at fault (WRONG—this is another false equivalency that treats the aggressor, James Alex Fields, as innocently as the victim, Heather Heyer) 5. “Burning the Confederate flag or destroying Confederate monuments are acts of violence, just as bad as violence against people” (NO—that’s asinine and you’re an idiot if you believe that false equivalence, property ≠ people) 6. it’s just a “difference of opinions” and everyone has a right to their opinions (NO—dehumanization, anti-Blackness, antisemitism, Islamophobia, ablism and trans/homophobia are not harmless opinions; they are tools for systems of oppression, and NO, you do not have to blindly give respect to Nazis who are seeking to destroy others for being their innate selves)
Many of these are obviously false equivalencies, but what they all have in common is they essentially tell you not to resist, and eternally turn the other cheek and “love” the people attacking or oppressing you
It’s like this: Nazis support genocide. They actively support racism and racial discrimination. They literally believe in a “master race”. Their end goal is to either destroy or subjugate all non-white people. Nazis and white supremacists are a cancer to humanity. If you discovered that you had cancer, you wouldn’t try to love or tolerate it or anything else—you would immediately begin doing everything in your power to eradicate it. There is no such thing as having an acceptable amount of cancer. Nazis and white supremacists need to be treated like the cancer they are
And please pay close attention to anyone who uses vague “both sides” language to avoid assigning blame to anyone, or worse, ask you to “try to understand” the Nazis’ side, as if the only two sides aren’t right vs. the side the Nazis are on: evil
A Daxamite invasion to me is the most hilarious badly thought out invading species ever. Like, most scary alien invasion types are terrifying because human weapons have no impact on them since they’re so advanced and extraterrestrial, so the entire human race ends up relying on the main character of the series to save us.
Daxamites have a strong weakness to lead.
Think about that. They arrive, we shoot them with guns, and it…. works? The president of the US is under attack, she goes to her panic room, which in a high security bunker meant to survive Cold War conditions would be lined with lead. The Daxamites can’t get to her?
Daxamites accidentally land in Flint and die from drinking the water?
I don’t get how this is even a fair fight against the Daxamites at this point???
When I go to the bookstore, I’ll grab books and read the last few pages. I want to know how it ends. I want to know where we end up. Hollywood executives always read the first and last page of a screenplay, and if the characters don’t change, they toss the script. We inherently want a landing, a safe conclusion, a final punctuation on the sentence of life.
When I first read the Bible for myself, I started at Revelation. I wanted to know if everything was going to be okay. I heard about the Fall of Man and all the ugly things that happened in Genesis; I knew about the flood and the tower of Babel and the incest and the wars. In Revelation, I was overwhelmed. Everything was getting put right again. Justice was unrolling from Heaven, angels speaking with mere men, evil squashed to pieces, healing was all over the place. Since then, I read the Bible very differently. I know that the first page doesn’t get to say everything about us, and we get a landing, a final sentence of victory. We get to win, because God does.
Street Racer AU: Jimin is a street racer in Busan who has gained some popularity through his instagram. Jungkook is convinced by his best friend to go to a street race and ends up in the passenger seat of an incredibly fast car. (25/25)
That’s a wrap on the Street Racer AU! Thank you so much for your constant support and love! It means so much to me that I’ve been able to complete two AUs that have been shown so much love! Thank you!!
“Did you hear him?” Astrid growled, trying to tug away from
his grasp. “Did you hear what he said? He’s here to marry, Ruff… AND HE HASN’T
EVEN ASKED HER.”
“I heard, Ast!” Hiccup yelped, narrowly avoiding getting his
hair clipped from an angry woman and a heavy axe. “Calm down, please? Let them
deal with this, Ruff’s smarter then to just let herself be carted off-“
“I will not calm down!” Astrid screeched, shoving away with
so much force Hiccup knocked against his hut wall. With a low and
over exaggerated moan he took off after her, tackling her to the ground in one
Thank goodness her axe skidded away out of reach.
“Let go of me!” Astrid shouted, fighting to roll over.
“Hiccup! Since… gods… since when did you… weigh so much…”
“Please just calm down.” Hiccup asked in exasperation,
letting out a little cry of surprise when Astrid’s elbow jerked into his
ribcage. “Erk- Toothless!”
Said dragon just narrowed his eyes in exasperation as he
walked past, unamused by the lovers antics. With a low sigh, he swatted both
with his tail, letting out a rumble as he disappeared behind a building.
“You traitor!” Hiccup called out, Toothless returning with a
series of far off warbles.
“Ugh, get off me, Hiccup, before you suffocate me.” Astrid
huffed, continually jabbing him painfully in the ribs with her elbow.
“Not until you calm down enough to promise me you won’t
She growled lowly, eyes narrowed in anger and hands fisted
against the wooden platforms of the walkway. “Fine. I’m calm.”
Hiccup quirked and eyebrow, arms tightening their hold
around her. “Promise?”
“I promise.” She hissed.
Hiccup rolled off of her and stumbled to a stand, offering
her a hand that she promptly ignored, dusting off her leggings in frustration
as she glared at the floor. She bent down to pick up her axe, but Hiccup beat
her too it. She promised not to hurt Throck, but she hadn’t promised to not destruct
everything else in her path.
“Okay, Astrid. How about… uh… a calming walk to cool off,
“No.” She grumbled, spinning around to stomp away to who-knows-where. Probably to the twins to let off some steam, those two were always up for some good violence.
Hiccup sighed and was just about to facepalm, when he paused
mid-slap and grinned. With a few long strides after Astrid’s retreating form,
he wrapped his arms around her waist and tossed her over his shoulder, turning
back around to his own hut.
“Hiccup!” Astrid shouted, struggling against his hold,
nearly knocking him off balance. “Put me down!”
“Not until you’re in a cool mind. The last thing I need is
you tearing up the Edge.” Hiccup called back, fumbling with the door as he
tried to use his foot to open it. “Hold still before you send us both falling
“If you’d put me down! This is a very… awkward position…”
Astrid huffed, demonstrating what she meant by giving her butt a little wiggle, making Hiccup blush and try to adjust her so her rear wasn’t right in his face. Finally Astrid gave up and flopping limply against him, arms crossed
and lips pressed in a thin line. “I hate you.”
“Love you too, milady.” Hiccup laughed, finally getting the
door open. He walked to a chair in the corner, flinging Astrid onto it. She
fixed him with a glare, but he could see the twinkle in her eyes. She was having
just as much with this as he was.
“Ahem, now miss.” Hiccup cleared his throat, clasping his
hands behind his back innocently. “I must ask you to keep cool, and to let miss
Ruffnut Thorsoton take care of herself. Am I clear?”
Astrid fought to keep a straight face, but the twitch of her
lips broke her sternness. She guffawed a laugh, smiling up at him.
“Fine, but with a price.” She stood up and gestured for him
to take her seat, which he did obediently, questioning her-
Before he could ask, she jumped onto his lap, wrapped her
arms around his neck as she blinked her eyes repeatedly. “Haha, victory!” With
that she easily fipped him over onto her shoulders, carrying him army style
towards the door.
“Gak! Astrid!” Hiccup
laughed, pounding against her back with his fists. “Drop me, would you? If
Snotlout sees me we all know what he’ll be teasing me about for the next
“Pay back!” Astrid chortled, but obeyed,
sending him tumbling to the ground with a shout.
“Hey! Gently, woman.” Hiccup rubbed his elbow as he stood
up, the last word of his sentence earning him a playful punch in the gut.
“Ouch! Fine! Sorry, sorry!”
“Still.” Astrid finally said after getting Hiccup’s hopeless
case of the giggles under control. “I don’t like this. Not one bit. Throck
thinks he can just march right up and marry her without even asking her- what a
Hiccup hastened to interrupt before she said anything… inappropriate. “He’s new to the culture,
he’s used to doing things… differently. But like I said, let Ruff deal with it.
She’s a big girl, she can handle him.”
“I know.” Astrid grouched. “Still, the nerve- I can’t
believe…” she sighed and took his hand in hers, giving him a playful shove. “I
guess I’ve just been spoiled by you, I never thought of men thoughtlessly
saying they’ll just… marry someone
without their consent. You’ve always asked about everything- although sometimes
it does get annoying…”
Hiccup blushed, eyes flitting away in embarrassment,
sweet.” She finished and leaned against him, wrapping her arms around his waist
in a hug, giving a sigh of contentment as she snuggled against him.