simply war

I FINALLY

FOUND HIM


FUNKO POP KYLOS HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN MY HOMETOWN. IMPOSSIBLE. I NEVER SAW ONE IN PERSON NO MATTER WHERE I LOOKED. AND IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A LONG FUCKING WHILE

BUT THEN

AT THE CHAPTERS BY THE MOVIE THEATRES, ON THIS DAY OF MY BIRTH

WAS A WHOLE SHELF FULL OF NOTHING BUT POP KYLOS

I GASPED SO LOUD

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“I’ve got my eyes on you, Skywalker”

Careful there, Master Windu. You don’t wanna get on his bad side.
But oops, you already did! And we all knew you had it coming!

LOL Legend of Korra reference obviously, just seems to fit like a glove heheh XD

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     🌠 Hamster

“Always bring a wingman” they said.

“They won’t steal all the girls away” they said.

Todomatsu is slowly getting fed up with your shit, Atsushi.

Practical Magic: Use Your Words

“But then came the Tongues on that terrible day. Steadfast as winter, they entered the fray. And all heard the music of Alduin’s doom. The sweet song of Skyrim, the sky-shattering Thu’um.” ~ “Tale of the Tongues,” by Malukah

One of the things that I really enjoy doing when it comes to my research is looking for patterns that span not just history, but cultures as well. Some tend to be rather archetypal, such as certain gods and spirits. But there’s one pattern that I’m surprised doesn’t get more attention in witchcraft: the power of the voice.

Now don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of witches out there who encourage chanting, singing, and prayer. But more often than not, the emphasis of the magic involved comes from the music or the other aspects of the spell. What I’m talking about is magic from the voice with no other influence.

As I’ve mentioned multiple times in previous articles, when you break magic down to its ultimate basics, it is composed of very simple yet powerful principles. First is intent. Magic is meant to help take a witch’s intent, focus it, and channel it into reality. As such, I’ve often said that as long as your intent is in the right place, you really can’t mess up a spell.

The second is visualization. Many goal-setting tutorials and witches often say that one of the keys to successfully reaching a goal or casting a spell is being able to see the outcome in your mind’s eye. For instance, when I’m working my morning self-improvement coffee spell, I not only have the intent and desire to better myself, but can also see where I want to be by the end of the day (smiling brighter or complimenting more or feeling more confident). The more specific and detailed the visualization and the better that visualization is held (some spells call for holding a visualization for an extended period of time), the more effective it tends to be.

And the third is energy in two forms: the first being the energy put into the spell itself, and the second being the mundane and practical work put into achieving a goal. Being able to feel the energy around you and within you, and then make use of it is a huge key to setting spells in motion. When combined with intent and visualization, it forms a spell. So when working a spell to get a job, it may seem a bit like this: You have the intent, need, and desire to get employment at a place you know you’ll love your job (let’s say cooking). You visualize yourself cooking for a living, being happy as you do so with great coworkers and decent paychecks. You see yourself shaking hands with a manager who is congratulating you on getting the job. Then, you focus your energy toward that goal and light a candle that you may have dressed or set up. You hold the visualization and intent for a while, and then you set of to put in applications and resumes (jobs don’t come out of nowhere).

That particular spell got me a great job in a matter of 48 hours.

So here’s the question. Say you have the visualization, intent, and energy. You know that all of the other components to a spell generally serve to help focus those three concepts, but you don’t want to craft a wand or use a candle or burn incense. Could you cast a spell by simply using your voice?

The answer is a resounding YES. And this is something that has been seen in quite a few cultures. Most prominently those cultures which have valued oral tradition over written. One of the best examples of this would be that of the Irish Celts. Though there was an established writing system (a runic form of writing called Ogham), it was almost never used to record lore or tales. Instead, the stories were passed down from one generation to the next by the druids - or priests. Irish culture held the belief that the voice was powerful in and of itself. Words had the ability to influence a person’s mind if used the right way, were capable of helping one person understand another’s thoughts and emotions, and could weave mental images in the form of stories and poetry and song.

This concept is even held in many religious establishments. Take, for instance, Christianity. Regardless of denomination, the belief is that prayer is a way of speaking to God, either directly or via an intermediary such as a saint or the Virgin Mary. The only requirements of this kind of prayer come down to intent, visualization, and energy focus (prayer often becomes its own way of channeling energy). For most denominations, there is no other ingredient to such a practice than a voice (though some, such as Catholicism may incorporate rosaries and prayer beads). Many witches, including myself, would say that as a result, prayer is a form of casting a spell. It has all the core ingredients of spellcasting, and like paganism may on occasion involve an added ingredient while also appealing to a higher power.

Today, the media continues the concept of how powerful words can be. Especially where fantasy gaming comes to play. In games such as Dungeons and Dragons, bards are storytellers and entertainers whose words can become so powerful as to shape reality and work spells (a concept that actually makes sense, as historically bards are the ones who spread news and passed history down through the ages… if a bard were to change the story, history would remember the new version if it caught on).

Or, if we want a game that is more prominently known than D&D, we’ll look at The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In this installment of the Elder Scrolls series, one of the driving forces of the storyline is the hero’s use of the Thu’um, or Voice. According to the lore, the dragons were capable of waging war simply by having a conversation. The Voice was powerful enough to be a world-shaping force. Seeking to end the dragons’ reign of oppression, the people of Skyrim learned how to harness the Thu’um for themselves and waged war against the dragons using words as weapons instead of relying on steel. Thus Alduin (the leader of the dragons prophesied to consume the world; a spirit powerful enough to arguably be called a deity) was defeated by the Nords until the events of the game.

Originally posted by 2mahoushoujo2die

So there is precedence for using one’s voice or words as a vehicle for spellcasting. This, of course, leads to the question of how a witch can use her voice to work a spell. The easiest and most common method is through affirmations. Part of my coffee spell mentioned above is to say an affirmation that works with my intent: “I am confident in my abilities.”

Say you need to cleanse a space or your home. One of my friends’ grandmothers was known for her ability to clear a home of unwanted or negative energy and spirits simply by walking from room to room and talking to her god out loud. Her intent and her ability to see the energy be pushed away and out of the home, coupled by talking as a focus was a great way of cleansing. This same concept can be done on your own. For instance, when cleansing a home, I could walk from room to room, maintaining visualization and channeling my energy and intent, while using my voice as the vehicle for change. Thus I might say something to the effect of “All darkness and negativity in this room is cleansed and illuminated, for I hold in my heart the light of the fires of Brigid and the strength of the Morrigan. It is my will and desire that this place be cleansed and made pure, and as it is in my heart, so too shall it be in this room.”

Many examples given of vocal spellcasting make use of a relationship between the witch and a deity, but this isn’t required. Using my example in the last paragraph, you could say something such as “All darkness and negativity in this room is cleansed and driven away. I hold in my heart the will and the power of my spirit. It is my will and desire that this place be cleansed, and as it is in my heart, so too shall it be in this room.”

The benefits of working with vocal spellcasting are several-fold. First, it is inexpensive. And by inexpensive, I mean to say free. You don’t need to spend money to talk. Then there’s the fact that it can be discreet. If you have a moment of privacy and work a spell, when someone enters the room later, there’s no residual incense or candle smoke, and no ingredients that may have been forgotten. If you’re talking quietly and someone shows up and asks what you’re doing, you could say that you’re praying and they may leave so as to respect your privacy.

Then there’s the fact that working with your voice is a great way of affirming your personal power and magic. Much of witchcraft today can sometimes be lost in the ingredients to a spell - “I must have rosemary added to this moon water so that it’ll be good for protection.” In truth, the power of that water comes from you. Yes, the rosemary and the moon add to its potency, but most of that energy is from  your intent and visualization. Working with your voice helps further affirm that you are in control of your life and that you are a powerful and beautiful individual.

So consider the magic of your own voice. How can you use it in your day-to-day life to work spells of your own?

Blessed Be! )O(

Witchy Tips!
-When working with your voice for any spell, speak with confidence. Be proud of the work you’re doing and know that you are a force to be reckoned with.
-Don’t limit yourself to just talking. Singing, laughing, crying, and even screaming all add power to your voice!
-When creating new spells that don’t initially involve using your voice, consider incorporating a chant or affirmation that can help you further cement your magic.

Real

I rewatched ANH, and now I have Leia feels. Also, I decided to experiment with writing stiles again.

It’s not real.

That’s all you can think when they lead you away, Vader’s iron grip still on your shoulder. You hardly feel it, all you feel is numbness. You can’t feel your legs moving, either.

It’s not real.

Even though you felt it, somehow, even though your whole soul contracted and screamed. Even though you could swear you heard them scream.

It’s not real.

They throw you into your little cell, dark and cold and hard, and you don’t get up again. Why would you? There is nothing left. Nothing left that’s worth getting up for, nothing left that matters anymore.

It’s not real.

The tears won’t come. There’s only numbness, as though you are floating somewhere, and you can’t reach the safe ground anymore.

It’s not real.

Eventually, a boy comes to save you. He seems so… alive, so full of energy, that you can’t help but be pulled along. For the first time since… that, you feel something again, anger, hatred, a desire to do your duty, and you hold onto it, you refuse to let it go, because it’s all that’s left, all that you have.

It’s not real.

Stupid boys, men, whatever. They have no plan. You want to shake them, you want to scream at them, you want to hug them, because they give you something. Because you don’t feel numb anymore.

(You scream at them)

It’s not real.

The old man, the one your father called your last hope, dies. You can’t feel anything. All you feel is anger, and a hint of compassion, and you grab that, too, because it’s not numbness.

It’s not real.

The boy… Luke, the one who saved you, the one you saved, he is grieving for the old man. You sit down next to him, give him a blanket. You can’t grieve yourself, but you can help him.

It’s not real.

You win. Luke shoots down the death star, and Han comes back, and you celebrate. You laugh, and you shout, and you sing, and you feel alive, somehow, fire in your veins and tears in your eyes.

It’s not real.

You wake up. Everything hurts, every single muscle in your body feels torn and battered. You remember everything with frightening clarity. Suddenly, you face is wet.

It’s real.

Is it the end of Ymir?

You know, I did a review of what meant to me the “death” of Ymir in a single page of the manga, but we will analyze this situation and see that there are many contradictions that it is almost impossible to ignore if we talk about the fate of Ymir

I know that even though it all looks like shit.

But there is even a small chance that this live Ymir by these points

The first one is my favorite

This chapter clarified many things one of them was the size of users of titan power. This size is predetermined. This means that the serum does not affect the size.

Some will ask Why do I say this?

The answer you can find in Eren he was a Titan of 4 meters in its normal form but to get the power of Attack of his father was 15 meters.


Armin his normal Titan form average 10 meters, but his colossal Tittan form measures equal to Berthold ie 60 meters

The varying size of the changing Titans is the feasible proof that the serum does not affect the size of the  Titan shifter at all.

I know that the vision of the Armin Titan is the imagination of Zeke Jaeger but the truth I do not think that changes, that is to say the rule of the Titans is absolute.

Remembering that until now they never say that the serum influences the Titans Shifter so it is very worth this point.

Although I believe that the Titan Beast could be the exception for its own power Titan that we do not know as it is but that is for another post.

But Galliard contradicts all these facts the real question is Why is your Titan so huge? Has no sense

Now let’s see the size of the Ymir Titan that is 5 meters and as we saw before it is logical that the one who devours it is also a small Titan. Because if Marley could actually increase Galliard’s size

Why did not he do it with Picke and his Titan power? Since it is very small.

Theoretically in terms of power Titan it is impossible for Galliard to have done so.

Second point (program of the warriors).

As you know the recruiting is given in 5-7 years, but they are never given the Titan power immediately they are tested for years.

It is obvious that they do not select only 7 candidates between boys and girls. First they do some tests to get discarded quickly.

Now as we saw in that little flashback of Reiner (We saw Berthold, Annie, Galliard, Marcer) exclude Pike because Reiner reminded the previous 4 chosen to see only the four new candidates.


.But this Flashback reveals me that obviously of all the children who were in the program.
They were selected as candidates to inherit the Titan powers. But to choose which candidate was going to take some power was another matter

All candidates for warriors (normal) are small are not older, to inherit the powers of the Titans.

According to the calculations Reiner obtained its power Titan, to the 11 years, Annie obtained it to the 9 years.

This can be understood that Galliard already received the power of Titan the same year as Reiner, Berthold, Annie, Marcel, but was not selected to go to the Mission in Paradise

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The same mentions that he wanted to “ingest” the Titan armored but could not (which indicates that he received in the past another Titan power).

You know something curious that I could distinguish is that the warrior woman Pike is more “close” to Galliard and there is also an irony in all this, Galliard and Pike were the two normal warriors who were not sent to the children’s mission to Paradise Island obviously Are much closer.

Now knowing all this, why Galiard would be the exception to this rule and would be granted the power of Titan at such an advanced age ?.

It’s more if they had an older candidate for Ymir’s Titan power. Why was not he selected to be war chief? O Why new recruits are 12-year-olds, if they could have much larger candidates for normal warriors?

Simply loses meaning

Now the chief of the warriors is always the oldest and inherits the strongest power of Marley (apparently).

Your candidate is much older than ordinary warriors. Obviously there were many candidates for this “War Chief” position.

But the one selected to carry this power was Zeke, now the new chosen from the candidates was Colt and this was decided in 4 years.

Now let us remember the 4 chosen to inherit the powers of Titan and to be normal warriors, it is obvious that all will be new warriors but the only thing that is being decided is What power are going to take? And one of the most requested is the Armored power as seen in the past by Galliard.

The narrative is misleading at this point or rather simply do not say

Since they may notice that even though there is competition, they are all like Reiner and his friends after all will inherit the Titan powers.

With this it is shown that all normal warriors (they have 2 years left) even though they were not mentioned these facts can be deduced.

Now I ask them Does it make sense that Galliard would devour a Titan power at a late age instead of simply being selected for war chief as it is even greater than the new one selected ?.

Does it make sense that you have not chosen to inherit Titan’s powers much greater than what we have seen?

With all this analysis will realize that it is improbable and an inconsistency that Galliard had his powers at such a late age.

This is my second point for which I do not think Galliard has devoured it

My third point (Special Abilities)

As we all changeable Titans have special abilities, I will use two examples to show this point

Titan Attack

Its power is to be very offensive its power of attack far surpasses to other titans regular and even changing of its size.

This is reflected with Grisha and Kluger who despite being worn out and not having trained their Titan power (this is important at this point).

They had enough power to kill the solitudes of Marley and the other to kill Frieda that owned the parent respectively (which as we know the Progenitor does not have much physical power since it was the First King himself who owned Frieda and fought but could not do anything against Grisha).

Titan quadruped

You see the titan that has a great speed but very different from the one of Ymir (ironically before the majority thought that this changing Titan was the one that devoured to Ymir by being even smaller 4 meters exactly).

Its specially designed way to run fast, load things and serve as a small tank of meat is fascinating.
Having understood these two points, we look at the Titan de Galliard

Now let’s see the Titan of the jaw

As we saw that it has a large size is not a Titan that measures much more than 10 meters, something strange and contradictory (considering the first point where the rule of the size of the Titans is predetermined is present, but continue)

Galliard is another type of agility where he uses his great jaw and his hands to destroy everything abruptly his agility is based on big jumps a type of agility that suits his abilities, since being bigger has more resistance and can be more destructive with Everything that you want emphasizing that it has a great jaw that has no comparison with the one of Ymir.

Now compare it with the Ymir Titan

The Titan Ymir is a small 5 meter as a quick killer, since it does not use jerky attacks, like the titan of the jaw, his attacks combine with his agility complemented to perfection with his claws and teeth to kill quickly, but never to Had a high destructive level and resistance is almost nil.

In addition Galliard has that jaw that is its maximum power and its characteristic more remarkable than of any Titan, something that Ymir should have also assimilated a bigger size so that it makes sense, if we think it well his jaw of Ymir had nothing of special , The only thing he possessed were sharp teeth, but remembering that Zeke Jaeger himself possessed this and Eren’s mouth is bigger than hers.

Having seen this point is sufficient proof of the great contradiction of the argument that Galliard was devoured to Ymir in terms of Titan’s powers logic. I mean just watch

Many justify this by saying: “Galliard trained his Titan power so he got that Jaw”.

I could tell those people.

Does training make a titan changing much bigger than it is?

Did the quadruped Titan have to train to get that specially made way to load things?

Or if Ymir had eaten Reiner, would he have become small and would not assimilate the size of the Titan along with the Armudra just by not training ?.

It really does not make sense, it’s a huge contradiction and so far I do not see a real answer, it’s one thing for training to do things out of the ordinary like Annie, Reiner and Berthold.

But another is to increase size and give physical abilities completely opposite to power Titan, bone (Titan jaw obviously gives you a big jaw, which Ymir never had).

Fourth Point (The imnovador of what we knew of the memories)

What we have seen so far and for a long time almost all the fandom supposed, was that the memories only affected the bearer of the coordinate and the real blood.

But this is no longer true … something I noticed in this chapter is that in various situations it was seen as they used the word “Inherit”, when they talk about Titan power, even “devour” but when it touched the subject of Ymir in those two pages never mentioned those words, in her they only spoke of small memories.

The strangest thing is that why face Reiner on this fact right now?

Galliard had 4 or 3 years to do this supposedly and something more. Note that in those memoirs he got recently he was trying to see his brother and that is why Reiner’s images sometimes came unconsciously, which was what he resembled.

Oddly enough, she did not even vaguely mention her feelings for Historia, which was basically her second motivation, she only managed to see a small part of the memories and that they were all related in some way to Marcel.

This reminds me at the same time that Eren was chained in a special cave. Where when touching Eren came memories of Frieda to Historia and Rod Reiss. The truth I assumed that this process was because they were of the royal blood and Eren had the coordinate since we assumed that no other changer could see memories. But that is denied in this chapter.

As I remember how Christa killed Rod Reiss but by having contact with him he could see flashes of his memories.

Something that has never been mentioned is what would happen if a changing Titan touches another in the cave of memories?

Kluger said that the royal family have a connection to the 9 powers … but he also said that all the changing Titans (all 9 powers were connected) maybe Galliard got those little flashes of his memory related to Marcel in some other way And if we consider the other 3 points above is a feasible option

But something that many forget in this issue of “memory”

It is that Kluger himself had not received memories of his predecessor and was very surprised to say the last words he said to Grisha very rare.

But he told everything he knew to Grisha but this detail that he inherited the memories, he never said it like he never said that he had stolen a power of Marley because he had not.

Grisha himself in his books never wrote about Kluger’s childhood or life beyond what Kluger himself told him.

Now they do not believe it strange that just Galliard received flashes of “memories” since Reiner, Ymir, Berthold, Annie, Grisha, Kluger in the past did not receive this.

(Concluding that Inheriting the Titan powers is not a feasible proof of inheriting memories or small memories).

All these details indicate that the answer may not be simply in the coordinate, but in that cave of the memories since all the ceremonies were given there.

No one knows what happens if a changing Titan touches another changing Titan in the cave. That is why these details of the small parts of Ymir’s memories are somewhat confusing and mysterious.

Fifth Point (the narrative)

Narratively do not mention this by the way in which even his meeting of Galliard and Ymir in the cave is a strange thing unlike what we saw on other occasions

- there was no serum

- there are no guards around to keep it from going
-not even the precautionary Buccaneer so that Eren would not be converted.

Once again it was not necessary to show his death, simply having shown Galliard’s titanic form in normal mode before devouring it was sufficient, but also nothing.

Now returning to the chapter, there is a rather curious panel in which separates the two warriors and the war chief at one end, and on the other side are Marley’s instructors.

Reiner was with the boys accompanying them, have wondered where is the normal 4 warrior with 5 power?. 

He was not in the war, they did not mention it at any time. At the meeting or at the meetings of the other warriors,

It was even discovered that Marley does not know anything that Zeke Jaeger is a member of the Royal Fritz family with a simple comment.

Also the human arms are referred to the Ackerman (what completely discards that they are part of the 9 powers).

I even talked about the four Titan powers that were in Paradise

Another thing that was said was that Reiner had made a recon on Paradise Island, it would not have been better to say …. “The Fifth Warrior or call him by his name” made a recognition that would prove his existence.

But again nothing

Seeing all this Do you seriously believe that the Ymir Theme is as simple as it seems?

Sixth Point (The powers have not been merged to Exception of Eren Jaeger)

Some who realized the inconsistencies in the appearances of the Titans and even the power.

They say “Maybe I already had a power and they merged.” The truth is not so bad that argument, it would be logical to a certain extent, but the argument falls in the context of how organized Marley.

-First if they would actually grant two powers to a single warrior, obviously they would not give the normal warriors but the war chief who in this case is considered a “miracle.”

- Second Marley does not do this, since they distribute their powers in an equitable way since when merging powers are no longer separated until the day of death of the user since if it were transmitted would be 2 powers in one forever and wait for the death of your Changing is something they do not do.

-Third, the narrative itself, again this detail is not mentioned unlike the amount of information received and also loses consistency.
Zeke himself developed claws ironically after Ymir went out with them (some say they took the liquid out of his Titan). But the other obviously if they speculate that he devoured it at least should have a small physical detail of it.

On the basis of all this can be said with certainty that there was no fusion of powers

Additional

In the anime the normal form of the Titan of Ymir was modified so that it did not have sharp claws or teeth of Beast that had in its first appearance in the sleeve

But after devouring Marcel this changes completely and the real change is evident.


Your Titan stays the same size and gives you extreme agility, claws and fangs (but your jaw does not grow)


Honestly this is a change too big for it to have been made on purpose by the anime producers, that is to say this modification is not only in the anime. But in the own opening of the series.

For what purpose or with what intention was this done ?.
Since it would be irrelevant if Isayama killed Ymir so this gives a lot to think about.

After seeing these 6 logical points that are present in the manga the claim that Ymir has been devoured has too many inconsistencies and contradictions, since it violates many rules established by the manga itself regarding the powers of the titan.

A crown has arrived in Los Santos. Not just a crown of course, a whole array of finery, gold and jewels and an ornamental sceptre, even a smaller secondary crown, but the true prize in the collection is clearly the extravagant domed affair, huge, bejewelled and topped with a hefty gold cross. It’s for a show of sorts, a traveling display of some ancient European royalty, and it couldn’t be a more obvious trap if the Fake’s had received a personalized invitation.

Los Santos doesn’t have a big arts scene, doesn’t have fancy museums or cultural influences; to bring so much wealth to the city, the crime capital of the country, to roll it right under the noses of the self-proclaimed royalty of organized crime and publically advertise its arrival is so laughably on the nose it can only be the LSPD’s latest pathetic attempt at a sting. An embarrassing police endeavour to draw the FAHC out, ludicrously obvious and yet, despite all reason, it’s working.

It might be offensively over the top but there are, of course, two members of the FAHC who live for offensively over the top, who can’t even focus on the obvious jaws of the trap, knowing all too well that the bait is poisoned but unable to help being hooked anyway. Geoff and Gavin, the big boss and his most ostentatious little snake, both lost the second there were crowns on the table, both shiny eyed and hopeless, full of longing as their hurricane of plans tips into the utterly preposterous.

Gavin keeps making puppy-dog eyes at Geoff, begging and pleading and carefully explaining exactly why he deserves to be the one who wears the big crown; everyone already knows Geoff’s the king, he doesn’t need it, and anyway it just wouldn’t suit his look at all. Geoff is batting off every argument, some with considerable difficulty but he’s determined to hold out, heart set on keeping the absurd thing for himself. Half out of affection, half out of desperately placating bribery Geoff’s instead promising Gavin the slightly smaller, more classically spiked crown; the fine filigree diadem obviously the lighter of the two, easier to wear and arguably more pretty, still obscenely ornate and look how gold it is Gavvers come on.

Boss and conman aside the rest of the crew aren’t quite so blinded by the frankly insulting attempt at a trap. Except, well. Except that they kind of are, in their own ways.

Jack and Lindsay spent a whole morning tracking down sources, ensuring that while the display was fake the actual items were authentic. And boy, the LSPD didn’t go halfway in their bid for stupidest plan of all time – not only is everything certifiably real, it’s worth an actual fortune. They aren’t kidding themselves about fencing the crowns, it’s important to be aware of one’s weaknesses and sometimes that means acknowledging that you work with egotistical children, but there is still more than enough extra gubbins in the display to make such a wildly ill-advised heist worth considering.

Ryan, Michael and Jeremy aren’t particularly hung up on the money end; it’s always nice, sure, but honestly the FAHC hasn’t been strapped for cash in a long, long time. These days the jobs they do tend to have some other purpose, amusement or revenge or displays of power with monetary gain a secondary factor, definitely not sufficient to barrel headfirst into a guaranteed trap. But then the trap is so clear to see it’s pretty much a dare, a middle finger, the suggestion that the Fake’s are too stupid to see what’s right in front of them. If there’s one thing the more rough and tumble side of the crew have in common it’s their inability to stand down from a challenge, their dislike of any insinuation that there’s anything they cannot do, any prize outside their reach. Screw the gold, Michael, Jeremy and Ryan are, as always, just out to ruin the LSPD’s day.

So they brainstorm, they plan, they get into more than one argument about the authority bestowed by fancy headwear and, in the end, after enduring numerous scornful complaints from members the Support Crew regarding always doing things the hard way, they simply call up one of Geoff’s rats on the force and have her unlock the door and look the other way. It is perhaps the most anticlimactic ‘heist’ of the FAHC’s entire existence – not that you’d know it from the way Geoff and Gavin swan about in their crowns. Not that you’d know it unless you were there to witness, actually, considering the hilariously inaccurate rumour that spreads like wildfire, the tale of an epic showdown between the police and the Fakes, the crowns simply the spoils of war in a greater battle that took out half a city block.

To be fair, that battle definitely happened, it just had literally nothing to do with any heist. Disappointed by the appalling lack of action Ryan took Michael and Jeremy for a leisurely drive down to the police station, car full of everything from flares to SMG’s to a full-blown rocket launcher, and the three of them had a little party. By the time the rest of the crew shows up, somewhat overdressed but still drawn as always towards the sound of senseless mayhem, the street is a warzone, a building is on fire, and the LSPD have completely sworn off ever again trying to entrap the FAHC.  

On Age Discourse and Ship Wars, Especially Pertaining to the Voltron: Legendary Defender Fandom

So, I’ve been in this fandom for a while now, and lemme tell you what I’ve seen. I’ve seen dozens of people who love a TV show suddenly turn against each other over fictional characters and who they should go out with. My question is, why? Why do you insist on dividing a large group of people with one hell of a common interest over something like this? Now, I already know what kind of answers I’ll see. From the Shallura and similar sides, I’ll see something about how Shiro and Allura are written like adults, and pairing them up with the other Paladins, who are written like teens, would be immoral or what have you. From ship fandoms like Kallura, Shieth, Shidge, etc. (colloquially referred to as ‘Shaladins’), I’ll see arguments about who has chemistry with whom, or stuff about being tired of so many straight relationships on TV and wanting some halfway decent LGBT+ representation (which I’ll concede would be nice). From other ships (Hunk x Shay, Lance x Nyma, Anyone x Lotor, etc.), I’ll see things about having a side character turned into a proper love interest for a main character. And do you see what I’ve just done? I’ve just outlined the major arguments in favor of the major ships, and without once telling someone to go die. That brings me to the main point of this essay- Why are people so vehemently attacking ships that aren’t there own? Why do people insist on forcing the entirety of the fandom to conform? Why are you going at each other’s throats, when you have a swarm of people just a few keystrokes away who love the same show as you, and want to see your fanart, read your fics, and watch as you ramble on about how Shiro is actually part Altean, or how Kaltenecker is Lotor in disguise? (Haven’t seen it, but I’m sure it’s somewhere). These are people who you could bond with over love of Voltron. Really liked an episode? They might have, too! Got an interesting theory? They’d probably love to hear it! This website is a fantastic tool for networking and making friends, but instead the ship wars have left it a sputtering, hateful cesspool. And yeah, people are going to ship things you don’t ship. That’s a fact of life in any fandom. But what so many people fail to realize is that just like you have reasons for supporting your ships, they have reasons for supporting theirs. And you could very easily have a good, civil discussion about the merits and drawbacks of each ship. Perhaps someone will change their mind, or you’ll just agree to disagree. But in the end, you and that person both love that show, or book, or movie, because this isn’t just about Voltron. Voltron is a big focus because that’s where I’ve seen it most, but I’m well aware that ship wars rage across every fandom. To put it simply, ship wars are needless and accomplish nothing. All they do is fester animosity between members of the same fandom. So here’s the philosophy I’d like to suggest to everyone, within and outside the Voltron fandom: You ship what you ship, I’ll ship what I ship, and we’ll let each other live our lives and bond over our shared interest. Because in the end, these are just fictional characters, and we’re just people who love these fictional characters, and want them to be happy. The only difference between us is that we have different opinions about what it means to be happy. So how’s about it, huh? How about we set aside our ship wars, and learn to love? Who’s with me?

PS- Yes, I know that I’ve almost certainly reblogged some anti-Shaladin stuff a while back. I apologize for that profusely. I once did try to engage in ship wars. But now? Now, I’m just tired. I’ve seen a beautiful fandom for a show that I adore ripped apart over who should date whom, and I’m tired. This post is an appeal- to everyone who sends hateful messages encouraging people to kill themselves, please. The time for that is over. No more negativity. No more hate. No more arguments over semantics. We are one fandom, and we all love Voltron, and we all hate Zarkon, and we all are worried about Shiro. So what do you say we stop fighting and start loving our Paladins?

anonymous asked:

Drabble Prompt: 328. Running his hands down her hipbones - KakaSaku :)

It took me so long. I’m dearly sorry! I hope you like it!!

The Hands That Grip Me

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The first time his hands had ever been on her hips had been on a mission. It was when they were still Team Kakashi and they were in the midst of a battle. Sakura had been prepared to charge forward to help Naruto, when Kakashi had grabbed her around the waist to pull her back to the sidelines. She had looked at him in surprise and slight annoyance that he might think she couldn’t handle herself. He merely raised an eyebrow at her and nodded his head towards where she had been seconds ago as a man was thrown through the air in to a tree.

Sakura had blushed as he let go of her and she looked more carefully around them so she could avoid any more hurdling bodies. She only had a second to wonder why him touching her so innocently had even made her blush, before she began to fight. She’d never thought about that instance again.

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I am nearing the end of Halo Wars 2. I can’t say any specifics, so let me put it as simply as possible…

Halo Wars 2 is very good.

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Hi:) I just saw that excerpt from Lauren Sarner’s review and thought I’d add my two cents about Silver’s motivations – I don’t think it’s just about Silver’s relationship with Madi and his love for her outweighing everything else. I think, if something similar had happened in episode 3, he wouldn’t have turned on Flint to save her, even though he already loved her then. But this is the second time in the last few episodes that Flint explicitly asked Silver to trust him (1/3)

and told him what to do with the cache. The first time Silver went along with Flint’s plan, clearly against his instincts, and ultimately paid a heavy price for it as he had to sacrifice someone close to him for it (regardless of what we think about Billy, he still considered him his friend). And Flint and Eleanor’s plan blew up in their faces spectacularly. I don’t think anybody could have predicted the Spanish invasion, but ultimately it had been fundamentally flawed from the beginning, because as Jack pointed out at the beach, it completely misjudged Rogers’ character. So when the situation repeats itself, and this time the personal stakes for Silver are even higher, he does go with his instincts. Sorry that this is so long-winded, but I just wanted to provide a different perspective:)

I agree with all of this, yes. I think there might be even more to Silver’s behavior because he’s being extremely irrational and emotional over the whole situation and I think we might find out more about it when they introduce his backstory. This can’t be just about his undying love for Madi, although that is the main motivator. He’s been struggling with trust during the whole series, but especially this season when the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been for him. He cares for Flint, he trusts him, but every decision Flint had made so far was approached with caution and a significant amount of doubt on Silver’s part because he finally, intimately understands how important this is to Flint and it clashes with Silver’s perception of the situation. He’s not convinced anymore that what Flint wants is the same thing he wants. Essentially, they’re the same person now, both driven by love to the point it makes them reckless, except their motives are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Flint can’t stop the fight because he loves, Silver can’t start the war because he loves. But what I find so god damn heartbreaking about all this is that, regardless of Silver’s instincts, regardless of their emotions, every action leads to the same outcome - the war. 

(I’m going slightly off topic now)

Flint had tried to go for peace, twice, and both times it blew up in his face and advanced their war. Had Silver not agreed to the cache exchange the first time, it wouldn’t have changed much either. They would’ve defeated Rogers perhaps, but that wouldn’t have stopped the upcoming war. In fact it would’ve set it in motion. The pirates and the maroons were already gathering on the island with the idea to unleash hell on the colonies when this went down. Silver’s instinct in this matter now is purely acted on for personal reasons. He’s not thinking about the bigger picture anymore, he’s emotionally compromised and it’s clouding his judgment. He’s forgetting that this war is not just Flint’s war as he keeps stressing out. It’s his too, it’s Madi’s, it’s her mother’s, it’s every man and woman’s who have agreed to join the cause. He’s forgetting that Flint and Madi both have a responsbility now. As I said once before, Flint got cornered by his own agenda. He set this in motion (on Silver’s insistence!!) and he now has to play the part. Yes, Flint is also driven by personal (romantic) notions, but it’s equally understandable because he’s been fighting for ten years now, it’s all he knows. He could’ve let go before, he did let go for a while, but he can’t now. Not when he has a countless army at his back. ‘’Things have changed.’’ Not only is it expected of him to lead them, he wants to lead now. It’s like he’s been given the victory on a platter and the hunger is stronger than him. (However, I do believe he’s still the more rational of the two at the moment and that his concern for Silver and Madi is 100% genuine.)

Madi, too, has to play her part in this. She’s not just an extension of Silver here, she’s her own person and this war is simply too important because despite everything she’s still a queen of her people first. What I found interesting was how Silver acknowledged this, that she matters in this war as much as any of them do, and yet he knowingly disregarded her decision on the matter by doing what she wouldn’t want to do. Flint, on the other hand, didn’t. He was right in his assumption that Madi wouldn’t permit Rogers to separate them and we know this because Mr. Scott warned her that if turned against each other, the damage Silver and Flint could do would be off the charts and they cannot allow that. She cannot permit that without risking the lives of her people. And we also know this because Madi told Rogers that she will die fighting against his regime (however, I believe that in that moment she didn’t want to give Rogers the satisfaction of having won, and if given the choice between an unwinnable war and peace with a loved one (what Eleanor talked about) she’d have chosen the latter (or she might not even be given a choice)). 

The point is, both Silver and Flint are being stupid in their decisions. Flint, as rational and smart as he is about the importance of the alliance, won’t be satisfied with Nassau anymore because there’s a chance at more, and Silver is disregarding the inevitable, essentially turning against everyone and destroying their ranks because he can’t lose the person he loves. Madi might not agree with either in the end. It’s not certain whether she’d agree with Flint’s decision to exceed the parameters of the war and risk all their lives, and because Silver went against her beliefs and completely disregarded the alliance that she worked so hard on salvaging I can’t imagine she’d be pleased with him either. Whatever happens now it’s gonna be a damn roller coaster ride that goes straight through hell, no doubt.

Sorry that got longer than I expected too, I was mostly just trying to piece the story for myself. I might be wrong in my assumptions here because the story from this point on is completely unpredictable and everything changes so quickly I’m struggling to comprehend the narrative because we’re missing the vital pieces of the puzzle. Phew.

Sometimes, people just love to be stupidly hating.

It causes me a great pain to see people freaking out about Thrawn dying (even though writers flat out stated that he is in for a long game) 

Or how some people were questioning Rogue One even after it came out.

Like they are ready to jump on the gun, to blame and hate Disney for simply owning Star Wars now. Yes, Rebels is child-friendly show, but with a lot of context that only adults and teenagers would understand. Does that make it bad or worse than some shows out there? No.

Look at Rogue One, like it’s really freaking dark, and it was supposed to be lighter in tone. Disney didn’t really interfere. So is Rogue One a bad movie? No.

Get your heads out of your asses, guys. Hating on something aiming towards kids and movies made by complany specializing in making things for children is ouright ridiculous and childish.

Now I do realize that people love Thrawn (even those who didn’t know about it him until Rebels), Lucasfilm characterized him, gave him a whole book and probably even more seasons of Rebels.

But this love also becomes a source of toxic comments like:
“Thrawn dies - Rebels dies” or “Thrawns dies - Rebels isn’t canon anymore”.

Like really?

Also, some people say: “The Rebels are going to win. Like they always did.”

Haha, remember The Clone Wars main characters (except Ahsoka and Rex) losing and dying because of plot armor? Yeah, me neither.

Rebels Season one finale - Rebels do win. Tarkin lost his Star Destroyer. Grang inquisitor died.

Rebels season two finale - Rebels have lost, flat out. Ahsoka is lost to them. Kanan got blinded, Ezra nearly wiped his friends and villains out by activating the temple.

Who knows what the hell is going to happen this time? Nobody. Writers usually outdo themselves with finales, would it be either TCW or Rebels.