so that others may live

My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!

(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)

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Harnaam Kaur first started growing facial hair at the age of 11. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition that causes a hormone imbalance in women. 

“I decided to keep my beard and step forward against society’s expectations of what a woman should look like,” Kaur said. “Today I am happy living as a young beautiful bearded woman. I have realized that this body is mine, I own it, I do not have any other body to live in so I may as well love it unconditionally" 

I just can’t get over that scene on the helicarrier like…

The entire time they were fighting, Sam’s calling Steve “Cap”.

Up until Bucky knocks him “off” the helicarrier.

Then he screams “STEVE!”

Because he’s absolutely terrified for his friend. Shit just got realer than real.

This is more frightening than Steve voluntarily jumping off the previous helicarrier with no warning. It didn’t scare him the way this does… neither of them were prepared this time around.

Here's another friend and partner falling out of the fucking sky.

But here’s one he CAN save if he moves fast enough.

And if you notice, he’s not actively trying to shoot Bucky down dead after Bucky hinders him the first time, he’s trying to distract Bucky and get him to move enough out of the way so that he can immediately fly down to save Steve.

That’s his priority.

Then Bucky clips his wings and sends him falling.

He saves himself and yet his immediate worry is for Steve.

Even when he gets grounded, Steve’s nowhere in sight so he’s looking for him. He’s back to “Cap” when it comes to communications. But that one terrifying moment where it wasn’t Captain America that was falling… it was Steve… that shakes him up a bit.

He’s glad Steve was able to avoid the fall but he’s permanently out of the helicarrier fight so he can’t be there anymore and he’s so regretful over that.

But Maria Hill calls and he’s on Rumlow because that’s something he can do. Every little bit helps. He can do this.

He does what he can- the best that he can- so that others may live.

I fucking love Sam Wilson so much.

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when u google “longest period without war in europe” you get a variety of answers depending on how we’re defining ‘europe’ and ‘war’ (1945-present if we pretend the balkans aren’t european, 1815-1870 if you enthusiastically redefine civil wars as internal rebellions–and ALSO ignore the balkans and also russia)

but definitely the most Iconic is “before humans arrived in europe” which…yeah, true

What I mean is that some people will not be employed at any wage: the elderly, the young, the sick, and those with no skills or interest in working.

Other people already earn a living wage: software developers, for example.

Some people are being squeezed: people willing to work, but without the skills to demand higher salaries. While some jobs may be able to afford to pay higher salaries and should be encouraged to do so, other jobs may never be able to afford to pay a living wage, and will be automated instead.

Without some form of basic income guarantee or employer of last resort, some people will be left unemployed, and our current unemployment benefits are based on the idea that the person must quickly find new work that may not exist.

The idea that “basic income is impossible, bosses should just pay more” is incoherent! Basic income would be better than convincing bosses to pay more, as it would be more efficient, avoid forcing people to work terrible jobs, and support people who cannot work any job.

anonymous asked:

Do you feel that kaneki will become more like the old king? Or arata? He's looking so tired, due to not eating. Maybe something tips him over the edge and he stops holding back on both ghoul and humans

I think it’s more likely that he’ll come to terms with the fact that he has to kill humans for survival. The great thing about Nishiki is that he knows how to talk to Kaneki realistically without making him feel like he needs to defend his way of thinking. 

In very few words– and without pointing fingers– he gets Kaneki to understand that people’s lives depend on his desires and actions. Unfortunately, Kaneki is still stuck in that “instead of hurting others, be the one who gets hurt”, and by trying to do as little damage as possible, he’s accidentally writing a death sentence for his followers. People need to eat, and they need to actively fight for freedom and balance in their lives rather than hiding away and tipping the scale in the CCG’s favor. 

He seems to slowly be grasping that now, but kind of in the wrong way. Rather than coming up with a solid plan, he comes back with his regular old way of thinking.

But the thing is, Nishiki recognizes that fakeass “I’m going to get myself killed” smile, and purposefully brings up something a little more personal than “all these people”. 

Things are about to get extremely real for Kaneki with the knowledge of Touka’s pregnancy. He is suddenly faced with a life that he is, in part, responsible for creating, and I know he’ll do everything in his power not to let that kid feel abandoned by his parents the way he did. 

In an ass-backwards kind of way, a child would be a beacon of light for Kaneki.  He still loves his friends, and wants to protect and do his best for everyone, but … he doesn’t cherish his own life. If anything, this should give him a path to follow– for his future, for Touka’s, and maybe for his child– even if that path involves choosing the death of others so that he and his loved ones may live. 

The crossover nobody asked for, but the mod is a crossover ho.

Bonus sort of

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James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky

‘No, life is not over at thirty-one! It is not enough for me to know what I have in me, everyone must know it: Pierre, and that young girl who wanted to fly away into the sky, everyone must know me, so that my life may not be lived for myself alone while others live so apart from it, but so that it may be reflected in them all, and they and I may live in harmony!’ - Prince Andrei in Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace

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I just had this scene in my head of Lup catching the bouquet and shoving it at Taako bc she and Barry are married like 50 times over at this point. And I also remembered how Mavis specifically doesn’t call Davenport ‘Uncle Davenport’, she calls him Dav, and like I’m just saying,,,,

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The Cost
“Those who fight monsters inevitably change. Because of all that they see and do, they lose their innocence, and a piece of their humanity with it. If they want to survive, they begin to adopt some of the same characteristics as the monsters they fight. It is necessary. They become capable of rage, and extreme violence.
There is a fundamental difference, however. They keep those monster tendencies locked away in a cage, deep inside. That monster is only allowed out to protect others, to accomplish the mission, to get the job done…..Not for the perverse pleasure that the monsters feel when they harm others. In fact, those monster tendencies cause damage…GUILT, ISOLATION, DEPRESSION, PTSD. There is a cost for visiting violence on others when you are not a monster. Those who do so know one thing…The cost inflicted upon society as a whole is far greater without those who fight monsters. That is why they are willing to make that horrible sacrifice so that others may live peaceably.
Before you judge one of us, remember this…
We witness things that humans aren’t meant to see…and we see them repeatedly. We perform the duties that you feel are beneath you. We solve your problems… Often by visiting violence upon others. We run towards the things that you run away from. We go out to fight what you fear. We stand between you, and the monsters that want to damage you. You want to pretend that they don’t exist, but we know better. We do the things that the vast majority are too soft, too weak, too cowardly to do.
Your life is more peaceful…..because of us.
The current political climate in this country holds that there is nothing worth fighting for. Submission is the popular mantra. Warriors are decried, denigrated, and cast as morally inferior. We know how childish, how asinine, and how cowardly that mindset is.
We know this…..There ARE things worth fighting, and dying for. We know that not every problem can be solved through rational discourse…that some problems can only be solved through the application of force and violence. And, while we do prefer the former….we are perfectly capable of the latter.
We believe that fighting what others fear is honorable, noble, and just….and are willing to pay the price for that deeply held belief. Why? For us, it isn’t a choice…
It is what we are. We are simply built that way.”
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Aleister| In The Dark |Black

Title; In The Dark

Pairing; Aleister Black/Reader

Words; 5200

Summary; He ate my heart out.

Warning; NSFW. SMUT. AU AF. Heathens!verse. Sex pollen/venom trope. Magic healing dick trope. Thigh riding, oral sex, public sex. Kinda dubcon. Persephone and Hades spin if you drink some wine and squint. morally flexible aleister. porn with the faintest traces of plot. shit editing and proofreading is shit. ye have been warned.

A/N: Repost from the old blog

Originally posted by totaldivasepisodes

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 I swore an oath… to be humanity’s last line of defence.

Phil Coulson, son of Hestia, goddess of the hearth

Phil Coulson has lived a humble life. Shaped by the absence of both his earthly and godly fathers, he sought role models in the patriots of his youth. Born and raised in an age still feeling the fires of war, Coulson answered the call to serve his country and soon found himself within the ranks of an organisation aptly named Shield.

Unclaimed for much of his life, Coulson was happy living with the mishmash of people that made up Hermes - in fact, as a diplomat with a notoriously silver tongue, Coulson was ready to believe that he really was a son of the the messenger god. It was not until Coulson put his life on the line that Hestia claimed him; as she explained it, her quest required sacrifice. A sacrifice of one’s own life, so that others may live theirs. Looking back, Coulson found, it was what had been driving him all along.

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(thanks to @buckysbears​ for the suggestion)
AOS // Percy Jackson AU
- Daisy - Fitz - Jemma - May - TripAida/Ophelia - Bobbi - Raina - more characters by request

We’ve been living a lie.

The Yamamoto who was Light’s classmate and the Yamamoto who joins the task force are not… strictly textually the same Yamamoto….

This is Light’s buddy from school. His name is  山元.

THIS is NPA Yamoto. His name is  山本. 

These are not the same name. It might be that Ohba just forgot what spelling for Yamamoto he used in the early chapters, but strictly looking at the text … these two are not actually the same person……