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Happy Birthday to our cute sunshine hero ♡ |
↳ ★ Kirishima Eijirou ★ 10.16 ~ヾ(o✪‿✪o)シ ♥

There is more in Russian than Vitya :D

When the “Symbol of Peace” is a Warrior

Remember that time Gandhi punched a man into the stratosphere? Or when Nelson Mandela dropped the atom bomb? While such events might make for a good game of Civilization VI, the societal and cultural implications would be rather bleak.

That’s the world of Boku no Hero Academia. A world where peace is assured, not by treaties and accords, but by the threat of overwhelming force. The threat of All Might bearing down upon you with all his might.

The surface level problem with this arrangement is not so much an issue for the majority of law-abiding citizens. At least, it wouldn’t be if not for the way this society pushes people toward villainy (which I wrote about here).

The deeper issue here, is the idolization of violence.

Pictured above are 4 of the top 10 ranked heroes in Japan. There are 2 others, but they don’t support my claim, and the remaining 4 are unknown.

All Might - OFA: punches so hard the sheer pressure changes the weather
Endeavour - Hell Flame: kills it with fire
Ryukyu - Dragon Form: claws, fangs, probably eats livestock whole
Edgeshot - Foldabody: makes body thin as a razor, punches at speed of sound

Ignore the Shigarakis and All For Ones of the world, they are few and far between. Consider the more innocuous criminal, like a shoplifter. What strategies would any of these heroes employ in that case? Step 1, offer chance to surrender. Step 2, murder? These heroes do not have a non-lethal option.

And that’s a real problem. Not just for these heroes, but for the society that elevated them to the top 10, rankings which account for popularity more than anything else. 

Every child dreams of being All Might. Everyone looks up to this incredible powerhouse. The term “Hero” was meant to mean “one who saves others,” but has twisted to mean only “one who fights villains.” This perverse understanding of what makes a hero pervades society at an institutional level.

Take it from Aizawa, the UA entrance exam is illogical and harmful, stemming from society’s fascination with brute strength. To get in to the UA Hero course, you need a combat-capable quirk. This system precludes people like Shinso or Aizawa from gaining admission, people who posses some of the greatest and most useful quirks any hero could ask for.

But the exam never asks, “What’s your true potential?” It begs but two simple questions, “How many villains can you beat up? How many people can you save (from villains)?” And the results end up looking like this:

That’s right, Lord Explosion Murder is the star of this year’s class. Bakugou’s quirk and personality are only useful for trying to kill things. Maybe he just needs a better role model. Who does he look up to? Oh, right, it’s All Might.

All Might is a defacto demi-god of this world. Outside of villainous circles, you won’t find anyone who doesn’t idolize him. But what good is that idolization? If someone like Bakugou genuinely believes himself to be following in All Might’s footsteps. 

Well, maybe this is an isolated problem. All Might is UA’s celebrity alumni, of course they’ll try to keep up that image. But the other hero schools can’t all be like that, and the hero licensing program is bound to be–

Oh, nope. It’s all violence, all the time. Neat.

Granted, the provisional license exam does have a rescue phase, but almost everyone passed that. The part intended to cull 95% of the applicants is combat-based. Are there even enough villains in the world to justify being this focused on combat?

As tragic as it is, the elevation of violent heroes is only half the problem,

Because this is a zero-sum scenario: if brutality rises to the top, then utility is pushed to the bottom. 

Non-violent heroes simply do not have a clear path to success. I’m using Shinso as an example again, because there are so few like him that manage to rise to the point of being mentioned in the story. The realm of heroism is all but institutionally sealed off for them. 

Society wants heroes who fight villains. That is what their purpose has become. And anyone who can’t conform to that mold gets pushed out. Maybe Stain was on to something; heroes have deviated from their original purpose, they now exist only for the spectacle of the fight.

All Might’s position as the Symbol of Peace does not extol heroism, but rather violence in heroism’s name.

no but really, being a lesbian/bpq woman can feel like, really hopeless at times for the simple fact that so many gay women are so afraid of coming across as predatory so none of us are prepared to make the first move.

like, i can’t even imagine asking a girl out! that’s terrifying! and i don’t think it’s just a fear of rejection i think it really comes down to “i don’t want to make her uncomfortable” even though i’ve seen about 1000 posts from gay women wishing that girls would talk to them, would ask them out, would be forward… there’s still just that fear of being the Predatory Lesbian and it sucks lmao. 

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em͜pty sp̀a̶c̢e̴ em͞p̛ty̸ sp͡a͘ce ͝emp̴t̕y ͡s͟p̶ác̢e̢ ͠EM͡P̢T͡Y ̴S̡PACE

̕!͡! ER͞R͡O̸R ̨!! ÉRR̴ÓR !̷!̧ ̀ÉR̸ROŖ !̡!͜ ERR̨O̧R̀ ͞!!̶ E̡R̡ROR͞ !!

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A bit late now but here’s something for the Mystery Twins’ birthday! It also happens to coincide with my country’s Independence Day hahahaha

This is Stan’s newest sweater:

Maybe it’s the first time the Pines family is reunited back at the Shack since that summer (dodgy video calls on an adventure ship can only do so much).

Patience child (from @caretaker-au) becomes the caretaker of the ruins!

The idea is that the patience child survived and they supported Chara’s plan, but instead of harvesting the souls they took care of the fallen children well and all, only taking the souls if the child turned out to be “one of those human”. After all, “the souls aren’t going anywhere, isn’t it?”

Bonus doodles!

“No, Chara, drawing on the walls didn’t make them a bad person.”

“But it was VANDALISM!”


“Keeping these children is the worst idea ever.”

“You’ve been wearing that for 2 days straight.”

“Shut up.”

Easy Ways To Raise Your Energy/Vibration

While the terms “raising energy” or “raising vibration” may sound like there is a big complicated ritual involved in doing so, it can be a very simple process. There are many benefits to raising our energy/vibration, which range from aiding in spellwork to just simply feeling better. All of these things listed below are simple ways to do so! Thank you in advance to all of those that helped me put this list together! 

  • Enjoy things that you like!
  • Dancing (alone or with a partner!)
  • Singing
  • Listening to music (Any you like is good, but binaural beats specifically helps a lot of people)
  • Playing an instrument
  • Meditate
  • State how grateful you are for this moment you are currently in
  • Take a Bath
  • Eat raw, unprocessed food (organic is best!)
  • Go outside & enjoy nature
  • Earthing - go outside, kick those shoes off and enjoy the dirt between your toes
  • Do something creative
  • Do breathing exercises
  • Give someone a hug (& get hugged in return!)
  • Hug a tree!
  • Do something nice for someone
  • Get rid of all tech for awhile. Yep. Step away from the cell phone for a few hours.
  • Learn how to say “NO” to things that drain your energy!
  • Play with animals
  • Learn to forgive yourself as well as others!
  • Stop watching so much TV
  • Exercise
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Drinking tea
  • Drinking water charged with crystals
  • Burning incense/diffusing essential oils
  • Talking to plants
  • Focusing on the moon
  • Spending time with your favorite crystals
  • LAUGH
  • & Last but not least… having fun!

This isn’t a complete list of ways to raise your energy, because there are TONS of ways to do it easily, because pretty much anything you enjoy doing can raise your energy/vibration up, but this is a good list to start off to give you an idea of things to do! Go out there and have fun! <3

Finally getting the hang of drawing my A.I.s robot body designs.

Introducing Auto.

Auto enjoys napping, watching sunrises/sets and building bridges 

Visualisation

Visualisation is incredibly useful in witchcraft as it is the base of energy work. From this, you can do all kinds of practices.

You can use visualisation for meditation, astral travel, sending energy into objects and many other things. These will all be covered in the future.

So, how do I start?

Here’s a basic exercise for you to practice. It’s very simple and many of you will probably be able to pick it up easily if you’ve already done visualition techniques!

1.  You’ll need a very quiet area where you’ll be comfortable. Even lying in bed and putting white noise in your headphones is useful. Get rid of all distractions, put your phone on silent etc.

2.  Close your eyes and empty your mind. Your mind might feel like a blank sheet of paper, and you’re going to create something in there.

3.  Picture an apple, any old apple. Zoom in and see its shape,  it’s colour. Does it have leaves, more than one colour? Look at every tiny detail of the apple you’ve created.

4.  Next, take a knife and cut this apple in half. Focus on the detail inside:  the colour, how many seeds there are etc. The more detail, the better.

5.  Now you use your senses. What the apple feels like, smells like. Bite into it and taste it. You’re using visualisation to not only see the apple but understand everything about it.

From this, you’re able to visualise and interact with objects in your mind. Practice often with anything you like!