short term thinking

Astrological Houses: 1/12

Originally posted by ownagextime

THE FIRST ASTROLOGICAL HOUSE IN THE SIGNS- also known as “the rising sign” or the ascendant -COLLECTION OF SIGNIFICANT CONCEPTS, WORDS & IDEAS by crystal melbourne | within the zodiac 

1st House in Aries/ Aries Rising
confrontational, brave, impetuous. a sense of urgency to express oneself, immediate self-projection, instinctive reactions, short-term thinking, impatience. Rising up!

1st House in Taurus/ Taurus Rising
resilient inner motivations, enduring efforts, circumspection, quiet determination. cautious, deliberate, slow. physical magnetism & venusian beauty, with a sensual nature & self-indulgent tendencies

1st House in Gemini/ Gemini Rising
versatile, needs change. love of movement, mental cultivation, interconnected life experiences. slender, nervous, quick of step. communicator, negotiator. “dual life”- constant feeling of being walking down 2 different life paths at the same time.

1st House in Cancer/ Cancer Rising
sensitive, sympathetic, understanding. incredible sense of self-preservation. first impressions matter a lot, taking things personally. emotional unstability, comfort-seeking nature, looking for a “home base”.

1st House in Leo/ Leo Rising
grandiose, exaggerated, aware. ability to organize the great scheme of things. creativity, love of children, love of love. appreciation for the good life- clothes, jewelry, accessories, make up. pleasure seeking

1st House in Virgo/ Virgo Rising
fastidious, organized, neat, practical. persistent eagerness to be of service, help others, be resourceful, solve problems. coming up with solutions. hard work instead of taking the easy road.

1st House in Libra/ Libra Rising
social butterfly. beauty, grace, charm. the urge to please/the urge not to displease. indecisiveness. constant attempts to bring harmony and peace. tendency to see the self through the eyes of others.

1st House in Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising
self-control, resilience, composure. eagle eyes. tendency to try to dominate, to peer into the core of others, and to emotionally deceive or manipulate. great ability to support and heal. need for sexual balance.

1st House in Sagittarius/ Sagittarius Rising
exuberant, expansive, a philosopher. the urge to travel, discover, learn, experience, teach, preach. intellectual or physical restless.independence, spontaneity. running away from anything that limits one’s individuality. 

1st House in Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising
self-restrained, objective, wise, responsible, duty-orientated. sustaining an image of “good” rather than constantly changing it. building upon the self. long range vision, lofty perspective, patient manner, insightfulness. 

1st House in Aquarius/ Aquarius Rising
love/hate relationship with groups: individualistic, original and “different”, but looking to fit in with people who share the same ideals, thoughts, visions. Joining cults, networking, mentally connecting. Setting themselves apart through their appearance.

1st House in Pisces/ Pisces Rising
impressionable, sensitive, emotionally absorptive. expression oneself through channels only opened to them. intense impressions, therefore, the need to withdraw. ability to identify with everyone, seeing themselves in others.

anonymous asked:

You know what? I think things are looking up. Promo for JA is annoying but doing promo for unlikeable people isn't exactly out of the norm for any celebrity. And it also demonstrates how that teams focus is on James (long term) vs Louis (short term?). But look at all the other good things we have got recently.

“And it also demonstrates how that teams focus is on James (long term) vs Louis (short term?)”

i think this is a really important point to bear in mind. i like your optimism anon it’s always appreciated around here!

anonymous asked:

I think my thing with age gap is that, if the two people had a close relationship when one of them was a kid and the other one wasn't....I struggle with that. Just the idea of Kakshi watching her slowly grow into a woman and then one day realizing he is attracted to her after a certain point, I cannot. I'm convinced a part of him would always see her as a child to him. If it's AU where they meet as adults I don't mind though. Their hair color compliments somehow...

You know, it’s totally ok that it squicks you! It’s completely alright if you want to say “I only like KakaSaku in AUs where they meet as adults” (or in AUs where they’re the same age).

Personally, I actually like the appeal of “whoa I thought our relationship was X but now suddenly I want it to be Y” in ships, that’s a major theme in my OTPs across many fandoms. For one thing, that’s built-in drama. Person A wants the relationship to change, but Person B isn’t sure, and then Person B suddenly realizes it but Person A has gone away, Person B you must chase Person A down! EXCITEMENT. Also: external opposition? Taboo?? I MUST HIDE MY FEELINGS AND PINE SECRETLY FOR LO, MY LOVE CAN NEVER BE??? 😍😍😍

Specifically with Kakashi and Sakura, a big reason why I ship them is that while genin Sakura certainly does intend to respect and obey him and view him as an authority figure (because she’s a Good Girl), right from the get-go she doesn’t really. Inner Sakura (her true feelings) laughs at Naruto’s prank, and she’s appalled at his lateness and trolling. The entire time she’s a genin, I’m convinced that Kakashi never truly registered her potential. The most frequently cited example of this, because it really is appalling, is when Sakura mastered tree walking the first try–#1, Kakashi merely uses her accomplishment to ridicule and shame the boys, turning them against Sakura (teamwork, Kakashi??? hello???); #2, her “reward” is to sit on the bridge with Tazuna while Kakashi trains the boys without her. Nice. And during the time skip, it’s fairly obvious that Kakashi and Sakura didn’t interact–otherwise Kakashi wouldn’t have been so completely gobsmacked at her unleashing the Fifth’s strength. He wasn’t merely surprised, he was stunned.

The inference that he thought Sakura completely incapable of learning Tsunade’s techniques so fast is inescapable. He knew she was training with Tsunade, so Sakura using Tsunade’s technique shouldn’t have shocked him so much, right? Yet it did. Because he completely discounted Sakura’s ability.

That’s slow to change as well. Even though Sakura’s fight against Sasori was far more successful than Kakashi and Naruto’s against Itachi and Deidara, even though Sakura is spending every moment of her free time researching and begs him in the hospital to help find a way to improve, does Kakashi bother to come up with a training regimen for Sakura? Nope. He and Yamato train Naruto alone, and they get Asuma involved as well.

Now, to a huge extent, to me, this is just a symptom of what should have been an overarching problem in the series: short-term thinking. It is completely natural that short-term thinking would be ubiquitous in a society undergoing constant warfare and violence. But short-term thinking causes problems, and when those problems are attacked with more short-term thinking, things can turn to shit so fucking quickly. Each of Kakashi’s decisions to prioritize Naruto and Sasuke so exclusively make sense through a short-term focus. His decision to teach Sasuke the chidori to fight Gaara makes sense through a short-term focus. It’s only when you step back and look at the pattern that you realize how fucked up these decisions are.

So when does Kakashi start to realize how wrong he’s been? In my opinion, it all comes home to him during the Five Kage Conference and his fight with Sasuke–a fight that prominently features the chidori that Kakashi is responsible for choosing to teach Sasuke. Kakashi says right out in this arc that he was a bad teacher. He is correct.

It’s the Fourth War when I see him really changing his view towards Sakura, and realizing just how much this wonderful, amazing, strong kunoichi isn’t the Sakura he thought he knew. But there’s a snag. She’s still all hung up on the guy  who literally everybody treated as more important than her safety from day one! Oops!

Originally posted by mittdwmrl

DAT CHEEK BRUSH THO.

And we haven’t even gotten into all the things that Sakura doesn’t know about Kakashi! So yeah the stage is set for amazing things, potentially, but this is Naruto so we don’t get nice things. But who cares, really? I mean, fuck, I ship all the canon ships except SS, so just take it from me: you do not want your Naruto ship to be canon. My God! You want Kishimoto writing your OTP?! You want Studio Pierrot writing it?!?! I ship NaruHina and I’ll never be the same. Don’t do that to them. Keep them in fandom, where they’re safe from the shitstorm that is the rest of post-699 Naruto.

*coughs* I seem to have run off the rails, anon, sorry about that. Onto your last point.

I am convinced that a not insignficant portion of Sakura’s shippability is her colour scheme. You wouldn’t think pink hair and green eyes would blend so well, but for some reason it really does? She just looks good with everyone!

He’s behaving inappropriately, he realizes. His mother would roll in her grave if she knew how he’s objectifying his dear teammate in his head the way he is, but as Sakura shifts her weight from one foot to the other, it occurs to Sasuke that he’s never really seen her out of the clothes she wears for missions or training. Then it occurs to him that in those cases, she probably wears one of those chest binders. And then it occurs to him that he’s never seen and/or even considered boobs on Sakura Haruno before and oh damn—

“Sasuke, at least try not to be so obvious.”

He immediately whips around to find Kakashi frowning down at him, garbed in the robes and hat expected of him. 

“Excuse me?” Sasuke says, trying to sound composed and not at all affected by Sakura’s choice of dress.

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staycute1234  asked:

Imagine that Taegi were dating and they had a bad break up. They're sad and still in love but don't want to be together. Then two years later Yoongi gets a call from Taehyung's little Sister that Taehyung is in the hospital and is asking for him. Yoongi drops everything and goes but he pace in front of the hospital for 20 minutes before going in. Taehyung was in some kind of accident that made him forget the two years and he is back to the mindset him and Yoongi are a couple. Yoongi sees this-

((Look i’m actually crying and laughing at the same time because i had so much written for this but then i went to minimize the page and instead i accidentally closed the entire thing and it didn’t save T_T anyways though! Look at you Satan! I thought i was angst queen but it looks like you’re coming for my place lol!) (Also you totes are the more popular one out of both of us baby! That’s why you have more request)

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So many people liked to compare Taehyung and Yoongi to the sun and moon as if they were fucking Shakespeare or some shit, as if their relationship was some fairy tale out of story books read to children at night. It was romantic sure, in a way, the thought of these two beings fitting so well together. Everyone wanted a relationship like that. Everyone wanted to fit so well with their partner that nothing was ever wrong. No one really bothered to stop and think about the fact that the sun and moon were basically the same fucking thing. They were both stupid shapes in the solar system that lit up the earth at different times of the day and eventually it would get tiring. 

Taehyung and Yoongi were exactly that. 

Taehyung and Yoongi were two beings on the same planet, in the same city, living in the same apartment that fit so well together it pissed Yoongi off. 

It sounds dumb now that the elder thought about it. How could anyone be pissed off that their relationship was so perfect? How could anyone get so angry about how well they fit with their boyfriend that they felt the need to cause a fight just to get some excitement? At the time it’d sounded like a wonderful idea to Yoongi. The elder can remember the way he actually fucking laughed when Taehyung began yelling at him. He can remember the way he was actually happy they were doing something other than their routine date nights even if it was yelling at each other.

It was so fucking stupid but Yoongi was happy that they were FINALLY disagreeing on things. 

WE HAVE LITERALLY BECOME THAT COUPLE AND IT’S FUCKING GROSS!”  Yoongi pants angrily as he watches the way Taehyung’s perfectly shaped eyebrows furrow in confused irritation. 

“WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?? WHAT COUPLE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??”

The fact that Taehyung doesn’t even realize what Yoongi means angers him more. 

THAT COUPLE! WE’VE BECOME THAT FUCKING PERFECT COUPLE THAT LIKES ALL THE SAME FUCKING THINGS AND HAS THE FUCKING PERFECT APARTMENT WITH THEIR PERFECT FUCKING DOGS AND SPEND THEIR NIGHTS WATCHING THE SAME FUCKING DRAMAS!” It’s then that it really hits Yoongi. What he’s really angry about. “WE’VE BECOME BORING.” 

The entire apartment shifts into a silence Yoongi hasn’t heard in a while and it frightens him a bit. Of course his pride won’t let him say anything else. He was just so angry with how easy and boring had become, how routine their relationship had become. There where times when they first started dating that Yoongi can remember when he and Taehyung would run around like reckless kids breaking into empty pools to have sex under the stars. Hell there were times when they would just get in their car and drive for miles with no where to go just because they wanted an adventure. Now the most they did was eat at a different restaurant once  a week, it was maddening. 

“Well then.” Taehyung pauses and Yoongi’s not sure if it’s so the younger can calm down or hold back a sob. “I hope your next relationship is as fucked up as you want it to be.


Flash forward two years later and Yoongi is once again panting for breath.  The giant white building looms in front of him looking almost as if it’s mocking him, almost as if it’s daring him, teasing him to enter. He’s not sure if he wants to honestly. Yoongi’s not sure if he can face the darkness that waits for him inside such a bright building. 

“Yoongi, It’s Taehyung. He’s hurt.” 

The sound of Taehyung’s sister sobbing still played in his head as he fought back the urge to gag. He can still remember that night, although just barely, he can still think back hard enough and remember the way he’d been drunkenly fucking into some faceless man when his phone had begun to ring with a number he hadn’t seen in year flashing across the screen. 

“Let it ring baby.”  The faceless man had moaned out but Yoongi had barely noticed it with the way his body shook. He’s almost did though, he almost let it go to voicemail until something in his gut had told him better. He almost let the past stay in the past until something, someone, had screamed at him to raise the small device to his ear.

It’d taken Yoongi two years to let something he wanted so much get ruined, two minutes to answer the phone and two days to race to the boy that held his entire being in his hands. 


“Before you see him you need to understand…. Taehyung… he still thinks you two are together.” Taehyung’s sister sighs. “During the accident he hit his head against the window on the drivers side door hard, the doctors say the blow caused short term memory loss. Taehyung thinks it’s still August of 2014.” 

Yoongi stiffens. August of two years ago, that would have been two months before the fight that broke them up and two months before their anniversary. 

The door to Taehyung’s hospital room opens and Yoongi nearly falls to his knees in tears. 


“Yoonie! Baby, you came!” 

Yoongi will never understand how Taehyung still shines even while in a hospital bed with bandages covering his head and cheek. Thought, it could be because Taehyung has always been the light that shined in Yoongi’s life. Either way the elder does his best to smile as he hands over baby pink roses to the younger boy in bed. 

“Sorry it took me so long to get here, Doll. I had to pick these up for you.” 

“Oh that’s okay!” Taehyung giggles and Yoongi can see the way the younger’s sister clenches her fist. 

It’s understandable, he can’t even begin to imagine how it must feel to watch your brother smile at the boy who broke his heart and have to act like everything was alright. Taehyung and his sister had always been more than just siblings, they were best friends and each other’s guardians. Hell Yoongi was surprised the girl hadn’t punched him in the throat the moment he’d suggested acting like he was still dating the younger to save him from anymore pain. 

“But Yoonie, where were you??” Taehyung’s still perfectly groomed eyebrows furrow in confusion. “You weren’t in the car with me during the accident right?”

For a moment Yoongi thinks Taehyung remembers everything and the younger is just trying to punish him by asking something like that, but Yoongi knows better.  Yoongi knows Taehyung would never do anything to purposely hurt Yoongi because that was Yoongi’s role. Yoongi was always the one to hurt Taehyung. Yoongi was the one to cause fights when he was bored. 

“No, Doll.” The elder fights back a sob. “I wasn’t in the car with you.” 


“You know, now that i think about it, we’re probably really behind on Goblin huh?

Not for the first time in the week that he’s been by Taehyung’s side, Yoongi stiffens. 

“You are starting to remember things?!”  A small smile blooms on Yoongi’s lips as he thinks back to all the nights he would spend curled up with Taehyung running his fingers through his hair as they watched the tragic story of Ji Eun Tak and Kim Shin. Something Yoongi once thought was so fucking boring. The smile he wears shifts into something a bit sadder and the elder sighs. 

“Yeah we are a bit behind but we can catch up when you get out of the hospital.”


It’s two nights later and Yoongi is awoken to screams. 

The elder shoots straight out of his seat and is by Taehyung’s side instantly he tries to clam the shrieking sobbing boy. Fear races through his body every time he catches the sounds of Taehyung’s heart monitor beeping uncontrollably with every shout and kick the younger lets out and it’s only when Taehyung sits up covered in sweat and shaking that Yoongi realizes the younger had been having a nightmare. 

Yoongi himself feels like he’s trapped in his own personal night terror when Taehyung sobs out the words the elder never wanted to hear. 

“Please don’t leave me.” 


“Hey Doll,” Yoongi gently rubs his thumb against the back of Taehyung’s hand as he holds the younger. “Do you want to talk about the nightmare? From two nights ago?”

It’s Taehyung’s turn to stiffen at Yoongi’s words. After the elder had been able to get Taehyung calm and back to sleep the younger had wanted to completely ignore whatever it was that had him screaming but Yoongi….. Yoongi needed to know what it was. Yoongi needed to know what had left Taehyung to shaken that he’d barely let Yoongi go to the restroom without his heart monitor spiking.

The younger sighs quietly and turns so he can rest his face against the fair skin of Yoongi’s neck. 

“We were fighting.” Taehyung’s breath shakes, Yoongi takes that as his cue to rub the younger’s lower back slowly. “In my dream we had been happy and having a date and then suddenly we were fighting and screaming at each other.  You had said you didn’t love me and then i stormed out and left.” 

Yoongi knows Taehyung’s dream must have been a mixture of the younger’s fears and his memories of the night they’d split up. It hurts him to have to think so but he knows it’s time to tell the younger the truth. It was time to end the little happiness he had if it meant helping Taehyung get better. 

“That wasn’t a dream.” 

Taehyung looks up and Yoongi swears he sees his entire past and future in those brown wide orbs he’s fallen in love with all over again. The elder is about to start talking again but before he can Taehyung’s quit voice is interrupting him.

“Yes it was….. because in real life…… during our fight…. you never said you didn’t love me.” Taehyung frowns. “You called us boring.” 

Just like that Yoongi’s entire world stops spinning. 


“When did you remember everything?”

They two boys now lay in the hospital bed facing each other with only their hands locked together between them. Just the way they would lay once upon a time in the bed they shared in a perfect apartment in Daegu. Yoongi gently squeezes Taehyung’s fingers when the younger smiles at him and for these moments they’re happy. 

“Two nights ago, after the nightmare.” Taehyung scoots a bit closer until Yoongi can feel his breath against his own lips and it’s not really a kiss but almost. “It all came back to me in a rush during the time that i was crying after you woke me up. I was just afraid if i stopped pretending i’d forgotten everything you would leave.”

For the first time in the two years, two minutes, two days that everything had happened, Yoongi lets his lips press against Taehyung.

“I love you, i’m never leaving.” Yoongi grins. “No matter how boring we get.”

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(i probably butchered this idea :c but anyways you should totally write the smut part!) (i suck at porn) 

anonymous asked:

between keith and shiro, besides the fact that shiro's body is much more mature their whole dynamic isn't one of equals keith is much more immature and still learning a lot, mostly from shiro

The very fact that Shiro sees Keith as someone who’s able to lead after him (ie occupy the same role) means that he sees him as an equal.  And this wasn’t a ‘oh some day in the future’ thing.  All of Shiro’s behavior during S2 indicated that he really thought he was about to die.  So he was thinking short term.  ‘Figure out how to work with these people, because this is coming up soon.’  Not to mention Keith’s the one Shiro relaxes around/treats as a friend more than anyone.

I see both of them as adults.  I don’t think that Keith is less bulky makes him less ‘mature’ (and that’s… an interesting thought process), because a lot of Shrio’s bulk comes from his year of captivity, and Hunk is bulkier than all of them in terms of sheer muscle mass (them arms).  

Keith doesn’t act more immature to me, either.  Sure, he’s occasionally impulsive (they all are) but adults can be hot headed too?  And most of the time, Keith jumping into things are after the assessed the situation and decided to go for it anyway (Zarkon, where he figured taking the chance was worth it: BoM, where he decided the knowledge was worth it, ect ect).

Look, I’ve already given this more effort than I should: Likely, you’re trying to start something.  Clearly we have different headcanons about the characters, and you’re welcome to yours.  I’m not interested in fighting this.  If you don’t like the character dynamics, you’re welcome to not engage with ship fics.  That’s up to you, not me.

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According to this article in The Atlantic (https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/05/the-real-reasons-for-marvel-comics-woes/527127/?utm_source=atlfb) Marvel blames its recent sales problems on diversity. I don’t think that’s true at an editorial level– but I do believe marketing might be trying to shift some of the blame for their marketing strategy to readers rather than to the basic strategy itself. And I don’t think the problem described is exclusive to Marvel.

DC also relies too heavily on novelty over sustainability in its marketing, and both companies have a problem with retaining consistent creative teams, even on new titles. Introducing a new “take” on an iconic hero, heroine, or title with multiple artists over the initial issues is poor management and a short-sighted approach to developing a committed reader following. The Aquaman Rebirth is a perfect example of this at DC– sacrificing visual continuity and coherence for a marketing strategy. Maybe it works in the short run, but the collapse of sales at both companies argues against it. I find it really hard to become invested in any title at either company these days because I know the editorial commitment to the new direction is completely non-existent. Given that most writer-artist teams need months to find their footing as collaborators this short-sighted editorial behavior is self-destructive and misguided. Remember when Lee and Kirby created 100+ issues of Fantastic Four together? Remember Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky’s ten year run on JLA? These days readers feel privileged when they get the same writer-artist team in a two-part story. And publishers are surprised their sales are in the low five figures?

By the way, nothing I say here should be construed as an attack on the talented people in charge of both companies– I believe it’s a corporate culture problem, driven, as many corporate decisions since the rise of MBA-Worship in the 1980s have been, by short term thinking in business strategies. Corporate culture is toxic to creativity, especially so in pop culture, which is idiosyncratic and informed by emotional responses to subconscious cultural movement. No large modern corporation is nimble enough to recognize and support idiosyncrasy– that’s why pop cultural success depends on individual entrepreneurs who operate from an internal gut instinct (which they have a unique ability to justify with what sounds like rational explanations). At Marvel in the 1960s, Stan Lee’s gut instinct made the company a creative powerhouse– yes, Kirby and Ditko were integral to that creativity, but remember, both men worked for other companies at the same time (DC in Kirby’s case, and for Ditko, Charlton) where their talents were horribly misused. At DC, that golden gut instinct was the possession of two men– Julie Schwartz and Mort Weisinger. Julie built the modern DC universe, Mort organized the rich mythology of Superman. In today’s corporate comic book culture none of these men (or any woman who might replace them) would have the relative independence and freedom to create a lasting contribution to the companies they worked for.

anonymous asked:

What exactly would a clan head in Naruto do? For instance, Shikamaru who is working for Naruto all day, Ino runs a flower shop, and Choji goes off on ninja missions, those things take up most of the day without much time for other things. Before the villages they had to keep their families alive and doing missions. Now they don't have to worry about those things and focus their attention on other things.

Ok let’s pretend for a moment that the Naruto worldbuilding makes more sense and is more coherent than it actually is, and that therefore one can reasonably extrapolate from what occurs in canon based on comparable real world cultures.

So we’re gonna go way back to the Warring States era, pre-hidden villages. This era is called Warring States, seemingly inspired by several famous eras in East Asian history that were called Warring States, but it would more accurately be called Warring Clans era from the perspective of ninja. Basically we’re told that various feudal lords–a daimyo is just a term for a large land owner–and other warlords who were not ninja would hire various clans of ninja to fight for them. These clans had no allegiance specifically to any feudal lord or country except what allegiance they might have by way of being hired repeatedly by a lord and having a good relationship. With me so far?

So in this kind of society, the clan is everything. There’s no national loyalty, there’s no sense of ethnic loyalty that we seem to see in canon.

Some people have argued that child soldiers don’t make much sense in this environment. I don’t agree. The issue that it’s a waste of resources to send children out to fight when they’re not fully trained is a good point. But chakra users are so much better than non-chakra users that even a genin-level child ninja can be reasonably expected to be able to kill an adult non-chakra user fairly easily. This makes child ninja useful for some mercenary tasks. Also, children are small, enabling them to complete some tasks in tight spaces, and children don’t seem threatening, enabling them to get access. Considering in the real world what horrible and dangerous jobs adults have used children to do, and still do, including child soldiers, I’m not going to say that child soldiers in Naruto are necessarily irrational from a worldbuilding perspective. In particular if you think of this era as an arms race and a world of extremely short-term thinking. A world in which everyone is just thinking, “I just have to live through this week. The results are for future me to worry about.”

So. In this era, the clan leader is responsible for his (let’s be real, his) kinsmen. He chooses the jobs to take, he chooses who fights, he oversees training, he ensures payment, he invests, he arranges marriages.

Then Hashirama and Madara have this idea of bonding different clans together into a village. Rather than hundreds and thousands of competing clan loyalties, you now have something like a dozen or two hidden villages–a big drop. Plus, with the Hidden Villages functioning as a sort of shinobi union, they have more pull in setting prices and preventing people from skipping payment, etc. Also, the clans pool their resources to do things like training–voila, ninja academies.

But you wouldn’t expect the clan leaders who agree to join in on this new system to surrender all of their sovereignty, and what we see in canon is that they don’t, the best example being the Hyuuga.

As of original flavour Naruto, which occurs maybe 50-60 years after the founding of the villages, Hyuuga Hiashi has more or less absolute control over the internal workings of his clan. Nobody does anything to challenge his right to inflict the cursed seal on fellow clan members, nor his right to use those seals to inflict pain on them for disobedience, nor his right to choose to train or not to train his oldest daughter, nor his right to choose his successor. He can do whatever he wants.

Ah, remember when Naruto literally never shut up about how he was going to change the shinobi system and be a reforming Hokage?

So here we basically see the reason why the manga by the end and in Boruto is afraid to touch the issue of what clan heads do now. We don’t want to pick up the issue of clan heads and clan leadership beyond maybe a little bit of aesthetic window-dressing because it would mean bringing reader’s attention back to how the shinobi system hasn’t changed an iota and how, as far as we know, Hyuuga Hiashi can still scramble his kindred’s brains at will, he just magnanimously chooses not to.

Originally posted by oblivionic

Good gravy.

The newest debacle

Is that nobody knows who is paying me because the former and the short term employer each think each other are paying.

Each one tells me I need to talk to the other. I’m talking to both of y'all. Who are y'all talking to?!

Look, I don’t care who signs the check. I just want it in my hand by closing time tomorrow.

Love is hard  - Chapter five

Pairing: Madison Joseph x reader (friends), Josh Dun x reader (friends, lovers?), Tyler Joseph x reader (friends), Jenna Joseph x reader (friends), other Joseph and Dun family members

Plot: You take a leap year abroad, where you meet Madison Joseph. You become best friends and move in with her family. You meet her brother Tyler and his best friend Josh, who you have a crush on. Will Josh and you become more than friends?

This chapter: You spend the day at the zoo with the group.

Warnings: None

Word count: about 2100

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

A/n: I’m so sorry it took me this long to put out a new part. I’ve been on a much needed holiday, but I’m back! I hope you enjoy this part. Thank you all!

You had spent the last couple of days at home, only leaving twice to go grocery shopping with Kelly. Thankfully, some days of rest had been good for your foot and ankle. Josh had texted you a few times asking how you were feeling and saying you should let him know when you were well enough for the day out to the zoo.

Y/n: I think my foot can handle a full fun zoo day! Name a day and time 

Josh: Great! Tomorrow, maybe? I’ll ask Ty, Jen and Ash, you ask Maddie, k?

Y/n: Maddie and I can go tomorrow.

Josh: The others too. Pick you up at 9am then?

Y/n: Sure, I’m looking forward to it! See you tomorrow

You stood in front of your closet, wondering what to wear. Clearly you wanted to look hot, but not like you tried to much. Since Maddie was already dressed, you knew she just wore jeans and a sweater and you didn’t want to overdress. Each time Josh had seen you, you looked like a mess. Finally, you settled on white ripped skinny jeans, a bright yellow off the shoulder sweater, a light brown scarf and comfy sneakers. You styled your hair, put on make-up and went downstairs for breakfast. “I don’t want to push you, but you should visit the campus soon, if you still want to enrol. The next schoolyear is starting sooner than you think” Chris said, talking to both Maddie and you. “We’ll go Monday. There’s no sense in going on the weekend since most people might not be there, so…” Maddie answered, looking at you for approval at the same time. “Sure, we’ll make a day out of it. Visit the campus, see the surroundings, dinner. O, he’s here!” You said when you heard a car pull up to the house, maybe sounding a little to exited. Maddie glanced at you, both of you grabbing your things.

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anonymous asked:

WHY COULDN'T JON HAVE JUST LIED! He is just a good guy stupid puppy

Because he is a good guy stupid puppy. He’s honorable and loyal, and he that’s just how is brain works. Also he is chin-deep in love with Dany, and that is influencing a lot. 

Did he fuck up? You bet. Was it for the Right Reasons? Totally. 

B U T. 

In the end – and you can’t convince me otherwise – Cersei was NEVER GOING TO KEEP HER WORD. Even if Jon had pledged to stay neutral, that conniving snake would have betrayed them all anyway. 

So all this really did was publicly show Dany his commitment. While she was pissed at first, she clearly forgave him that night. A few times. And a few more the next morning. Dany had every right to be happy/mad with him, because I’d be pissed if my dragon died for naught, too. But Dany does not know Cersei. Jon really doesn’t either. Because if they did, they would have known not to trust anything she says. 

She. Was. Never. Going. To. Keep. Her. Word.

If I had been Dany, I would have just deposed her immediately, taken control of her armies and been done with it. That would have honestly been the only way to guarantee the Lannister support. 

So. While it may not have been a great short-term decision, I think Jon actually made a GREAT long-term move, especially in terms of his relationship with Dany. THAT is what counts here. 

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What do you guys think is going on here? Did someone actually take Liz to him two years ago? (such a lie may benefit him short-term, but I still think it actually happened)

Okay, BUT WHO?

pleasebetompleasebetompleasebetompleasebetompleasebetom

I’ll edit this post to share my thoughts once I’ve organized them into something that’s at least semi-coherent.

anonymous asked:

The only concerning thing about the Hurd/Calder break up and end of Tread Pear is that I doubt she would end that if this bearding stunt was only for a short term. I'm thinking it's gonna last for a bit (maybe a yearly renewable contract). I know bling gossip is bs most of the time but I'm thinking they didn't put out that blind for no reason...

1) I can’t believe you guys continue to come to my inbox in the year of our lord 2017 acting like Blind Gossip knows jack shit other than how to keep gullible people coming back and checking their constant bullshit blinds about 1D.

2) Max said that he and Eleanor are parting ways work wise and he said he wants people to support him on his journey going forward, wherever it takes him. We don’t know for sure that she won’t do anything with the Trend Pear again, we just know that Max won’t be part of it.

3) We know nothing about Eleanor’s projects and whether there are any others under way.

4) You’re talking about a girl who was dumb enough to drop her actual social media career in order to put on some sweatpants and beard a second time in a fandom that has fundamentally changed and doesn’t give a fuck about her like we did the last time….so….I would say her foresight isn’t great and she doesn’t make particularly genius career moves regardless.

In conclusion, we know nothing. Eleanor could be around another year, or another two days, and we have no idea either way.

anonymous asked:

I know the running theory is that spn might end by season 14. But television is a business. If they end up extending it a couple seasons more than you predicted, any thoughts (or preferences) for how they would do so? Cool blog btw

Yeah they absolutely might, it’s money at the end of the day :)

The reason many of us feel it is winding down is that they’re tying up the boys’ endgames very very quickly in relation to how slow it has been in the past, it’s like…11 years of foreplay and in a couple of episodes spread over s12 they just went WAM BAM!

Ofc they set it all up over those 11 years so that it wouldn’t be out of the blue, but the feel is kinda like the big themes and big ‘things’ that need to be addressed were done so in season 12 and if this continues on course a natural ending around season 14 makes sense, due to each of TFW coming to some kind of a climax around the s12 finale and the next part seeming to be a denouement (Sam = self forgiveness/leadership, Dean = self acceptance/facing his past to move forwards, Cas = depression arc/belonging/humanity). Of course some more than others, I expect Sam and Cas both to have a much bigger climax in s13 for example.

So yeah there are still a lot of things for the boys to work on so of course it’s not likely to be DONE really quickly, even those who said they felt s13 would be the last are now I believe changing to think probably s14 and hey it could be that s14 isn’t the last, in which case we should see another added loop to the spiral, more regression / reasons why they can’t move forwards like Sam’s codependency arc in s8, Dean’s MoC arc that stagnated his for years, Cas’ depression arc that stops him moving forwards with the belonging/humanity arc…

All those things are basically ways to draw out the story and ‘put it on hold’ because it’s I believe relatively clear what their endgames ARE, see above ^^^.

They absolutely could drag it out, in which case fine, as long as it does eventually get to where it’s been telling us it’s going, I’m down for that :) I would rather they didn’t or if they did they chose a way to make it drag out that wasn’t negative for the boys though, something that is an exterior threat/influence, where they can be more ‘together’ and much closer to their endgames, dare I say it, not perfectly already at their endgames because that would lead to a plot driven story rather than character driven which is boring, we need them to be finding themselves until the last couple of episodes imo, where, fully ‘finished’ they can defeat the last big bad and win together as the best they they are. 

Perhaps Sam starts taking leadership of the MoL/Hunter community and comes into trouble trying to lead and meanwhile is learning magic but also hasn’t fully accomplished it yet, maybe Dean does come out as bi and he and Cas are textually a thing that is likely going to happen, making the GA notice and root for it, but it hasn’t happened yet, maybe Cas is with the boys and has his thing going with Dean but they’re not together and he’s not human yet or perhaps he’s human but there’s a whole arc around his belonging / fitting in / learning to be human that still has to be played out. Then only at the end is Sam leading and doing a great job, is a good witch, Dean learns to say I love you and to have it said back to him, they have a family all around them, Cas is happy and fulfilled as human, he gets validation for who he is etc etc etc.

I would love it if they didn’t just regress them again basically, but ‘put it on hold’ in a way that enabled them to be better, more developed versions of their characters cos it’s kinda getting old now imo, I would like to see more of them doing better, happier if not fully ‘finished’ with their stories. But this is my wishlist… I don’t think it’s necessarily likely.

That’s why my more ‘solid’ speculation is all meta-based and is ENDGAME.

All the season 13 speculations I make, same as my season 12 speculation, are short term ‘hey I think this will probably happen’ and I see a theme happening around ‘this’ speculation rather than actual ‘this is DEFINITELY going to happen in this episode/in this season’ speculation.

I have thoughts and themes for individual episodes in season 13 however because I did for season 12 and was right about my gut instinct so I am a smug irritating sob who will continue to do this until I’m proved consistently wrong, because I enjoy the speculation and my followers seem to enjoy it too. 

I have it all mapped out for where I would take the story now and what I believe they are doing, because I enjoy thinking about this and ticking or crossing things off the list, potentially reassessing and understanding it from a different angle if I am wrong about something (ie. I thought we would see Eileen again in the finale, but now I know it actually makes much more sense if she is back between 13x02-06 if she is back at all and I might be totally wrong and she might be totally dead, in which case I will reassess!).

Part of what I enjoy about it though too is that I will not be upset if I’m wrong, I just enjoy thinking about it and when I’m right it’s FUN. 

If anyone wants to take my word for gospel, well, they shouldn’t, I definitely don’t. Chuck I couldn’t imagine being so arrogant that I’d think I was so absolutely right and couldn’t be wrong about something as to get upset about it if I was wrong. I don’t work for the show, I just read what I read and I see what I see and so far I’ve enjoyed it so much and been right so I’ll keep going for now :)

In terms of when the show ends, yeah, basically if it goes on for longer then I just see them putting it on hold but the endgame speculation still stands unless they throw spanners in the works that go against 12 years worth of narrative, which they absolutely could do, who knows! :)