sacrfice

It’s been 16 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but the images of that day remain clear. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Virginia. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Because of the actions of 40 passengers and crew aboard the fourth plane, Flight 93, the U.S. Capitol was saved. In New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and across the country, people will gather today to remember the depth of our loss and the strength of our resolve. By visiting these places and hearing their stories, those who were taken will never be forgotten. Photo from Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania by Tami Heilemann, Interior.

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I remember reading a tumblr post months ago comparing Erwin Smith to Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious Nazi Chief of Police and one of the main architects of the Holocaust, and I felt this was such a complete disservice to Erwin. The blond hair aside (one of Heydrich’s nicknames was The Blond Beast), these two men have absolutely nothing in common.

Now, it is common knowledge that Isayama patterned Erwin after Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox, the legendary Nazi commander who ultimately turned against Adolf Hitler, but there is another Nazi officer whom I feel Erwin has a lot in common.

I present to you Count Claus Philipp Maria Justinian von Stauffenberg, pictured above (and yes, Tom Cruise played him in the film, Valkyrie). The physical similarities are striking to say the least. Moreover, consider the other factors. Count von Stauffenberg was:

- very well educated and cultivated

- not perfect in his initial views about Adolf Hitler but with a strong moral compass, which meant he never turned a blind eye to all the Nazi atrocities when so many of his countrymen did

- decorated for bravery after serving on the same front as Erwin Rommel, and suffered severe injuries resulting in the loss of his left eye, his right hand, and two fingers on his left hand in the course of duty

- a rising army Nazi officer, nevertheless, he expressed outrage and shock at the ill treatment and killing of Jews by Nazi Germany

- with his resolve, organisational abilities, and radical approach, he put an end to inactivity caused by doubts and became the driving force in the planning and carrying out of Operation Vallkyrie, the failed 1944 assassination plot against Adolf Hitler

- aware that he was committing treason, he told his junior officer quite openly, as early as 1943,  “ich betreibe mit allen mir zur Verfügung stehenden Mitteln den Hochverrat…” (“I am committing high treason with all means at my disposal….”)

- justified his actions by citing his right under natural law (“Naturrecht”) to defend millions of people’s lives from the criminal aggressions of Hitler

- knew increasingly that the plot would fail, but carried on as this would be the only way to prove to the world that the Hitler regime and Germany were not one and the same and that not all Germans supported the regime

- was caught after incurring a gunshot wound to the shoulder and executed at the age of 36 for his role in the failed July plot. His brother Berthold was also tried and executed by slow strangulation, reportedly by means of piano wires

(source: Wikipedia)

- a hero and a LEGEND, just like Erwin Smith. Their sacrfices are not in vain. Their stories will be heard long after they have passed on.

CONFESSION: 

No offense, but I honestly hate games where if the protagonist dies, then that’s the end of the game. I’m glad that the Dark Ritual existed because you get to carry on the rest of the game. People may see it as a cop out, but come on…. If you level up a character and get some sweet gear for them, then you start to get attached.

Rhysand

You got to have a big heart to sacrifice your love for someone just for them to be happy, You have to be a strong person to suffer from abuse to let the ones you love live, to keep your kingdom a secret from your abuser and take all of it with the thought of them not knowing of your sacrifices.

You have to care so much to have a heart willing to do that for you kingdom, your friends, your family. You have to be to selfless to think about nothing but others.   

Reading ACOMAF I couldn’t help be at awe with the kind of person Rhysand is to go through all those things and not worry for himself but his kingdom, his friends. Rhysand went through so much and I don’t think once in the book did he complain and also him being in love with Feyre but he didn’t once try to stop the love she had for Tamlin in the first book by telling her that she was his mate or in ACOMAF because he wanted her to be happy, he would sacrifice his love for her to have hers even if he wasn’t happy.

MY HEART HURTS!!   

We should all be understanding and realize that kpop groups choreos are normally difficult. I mean members faint, throw up and just keep practicing and practicing with no sleep. Its crazy that this all happens but they do this just for us , they love entertaining us and showing us how they’ve improved in their own ways even if it took their blood sweat and tears (no pun intended). We should be grateful that we love and cherish our faves and just show each group our appreciation with all the sacrfices they’ve made.

yugi: i sacrfice my blue eyes white dragon to summon THE DARK MAGICI-

bandit keith: THATS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE SACRIFICES SOLDIERS HAVE MADE FOR UR FREEDOM TO LIVE FREE IN AMERICA

yugi: im from japan 

bandit keith

Mozart : You got white shit all over your mouth, Salieri. You probably sucked somebody’s dick. Da Ponte over here probably watched and jerked off.

Salieri : Mozart, we didn’t suck each other’s dicks!

Mozart : Antonio Salieri didn’t suck any dick last night? Now I know y'all are tripping.

“Trust me I’ll be there when you need me” ——————————————————————–Lars got “closer” to Karl when he kidnapped liv. In his mind, if he wanna make sure Karl doesn’t reach liv, reach him first. Karl is extremely vulnerable at this time, and he let his guard down and unfortunately bought what bullshit Lars was feeding him. In some fucked up ways, Lars will start to “care” (In his conclusion about not sacrficing Olivia and not killing Karl. It will lead him to be in a conflict to whether or not he did the wrong thing about not sacrficing the person he “loves” and disobeying his Goddess). In the first place, he isn’t happy about killing and kidnapping but it is his duty and he *wants* to do it. He’ll (usually) do anything for Ophelia even if it costs his life and happiness. ⚠ please don’t romanticize this illustration and thank you ⚠

anonymous asked:

Heyy can i'm a new dan of sterek and i want yo know what episode of teen wolf that there is sterek moments? Maybe you have a list?? Thank you! Really love your blog btw ^^

1.01 bam straight away first episode. the beginning of it all. scott n stiles are in the woods and suddenly creeper!derek comes out in his cute black ensemble trying and failing to be menacing whilst saying “this is private property.” cue a flustered stiles and Gazing and Silence and Looks and this is his ACTUAL face when derek walks away lmaooo

me 2 stiles. me 2

1.02 derek gets arrested and so of course stiles goes to confront him in the sheriff’s car. there is lots of Gazing and Silence and Looks and derek asking “why are you so worried about me?” and honestly the LOOKS

literally chill the fuck out guys .. literally just kidding don’t ever stop

(this got long guys. this got real long and real messy. i’m pretty sure it just devolved into me putting in almost every stiles x derek moment. LUV IT)

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“when people talk about this day, they call it different things. but for this moment, when every living thing across all plains of reality simultaneously received the Voidfish’s gift, for this moment, and for the moments that followed-moments of heroism and sacrfice, and luck- these moments are why WE call this day:

The Day of Story and Song”