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Symbol of Hope in the Absence of Peace

@swiftwidget and I were talking about the newest chapter which lead to her Symbol of Hope post, and I’d like to add my thoughts which emphasize her points. (EDIT: This got longer than expected!!!)

First, the closing lines of chapter 154:


Despair. The complete loss of hope.

Izuku. The boy no one saw coming. Toshinori never imagined finding his successor in such a way. Revealing his weakness, his uncertainty, his fear. But time and time again, Izuku was there. He disrupts the wavering peace and creeping despair, bringing about hope. 

Bakugou. Uraraka. Aizawa. All Might over and over. Todoroki. Iida. EVEN STAIN!* And most recently, Lock Rock, Eri, and Mirio.

Izuku brings hope wherever he goes.

He twists their apparent fates. 

Bakugou would have died because of the sludge villain. No one else was acting to save him, even All Might!! But because of Izuku, a quirkless boy, his leap into action caused All Might to surpass his current limits and save them both. The catalyst for change.

Uraraka she could have been seriously injured or died during that exam! There may have been safety measures taken into account, but that giant robot was barreling towards her. Everyone else was running away. Except Izuku.

Aizawa, ready to expel a boy for repeatedly destroying his own body, is amazed by Izuku’s drive, endurance, and willingness to learn and better his control over his self-destructive quirk. He gave Aizawa hope - surpassing his expectations again and again. USJ. Summer Training Camp. Kamino. Overhaul’s hideout. Aizawa holds an immense amount of hope and pride in Izuku, even if he scarcely admits it.

All Might:

Do I even need to say more?

The hope he gives to the others is blatant and I want to mention Stain again.


Stain was disillusioned. Heroes, villains, they were all the same, falling to their vices. Pride, greed, revenge, etc. Iida only proved his point that today’s heroes are a far cry from his ideal version of a true hero, “All Might.” In Stain’s eyes only a select few were deemed worthy enough to call themselves heroes… Finally ready to turn his back on even children, still learning and growing, here comes Izuku! Bringing hope to Stain and Iida alike. 

A boy like this… He has the makings of a true hero. A hero who follows the teachings of All Might.

And GUESS WHAT! If it weren’t for Izuku butting his nose in, Iida would have died and Stain would likely still be at large, still lacking the audience he needs and wants for his message. Without Izuku, there wouldn’t have been that recorded confrontation with Endeavor. Stain would still be in the back streets, voiceless, preaching to victims who would fall by his hand.

Stain saved Izuku from the noumu. He didn’t have to. He could have easily taken another hostage. But IZUKU proved himself to be a true hero in Stain’s eyes. Someone worth saving. A budding seed. Hope for the new generation of heroes Stain was trying to create. Stain’s roles: “[False] Hero Killer” and “[True] Hero Breeder”

Izuku truly is the Symbol of Hope. Of change. Defying fate. Hope is not something that can be seen. If you are certain of something you can’t have hope. It is the time of uncertainty when hope is most needed. 

Sir Nighteye made a mistake in looking into All Might’s future. 

All Might needed hope. Hope that he would recover, return to being a hero. Instead, Sir gave him certainty. The certainty that All Might would fall and die at the hands of a villain. And what did Toshinori do? He accepted his fate. He did not hope to change it. He would fall, and he would die, but he would try his hardest to save those he could. HOWEVER, amidst the certainty that he would die… Izuku was there. Toshinori had hope. He had a need to survive. Rather than placing his life in the hands of certainty, he tossed that certainty aside and trusted in hope.

And he lived.

Because of Izuku.

Izuku “Deku” Midoriya. 

“The Hero Who Doesn’t Give Up”

The Symbol of Hope.

Saved the beautiful lineart @randomslasher a while back and I finally got around to coloring it! I really really hope LJ likes it! Was a lot of fun to color and I refused to let myself gets stressed while doing so~

30 Things You Can Add to Your Art Journal

Art journals can be decorated, simple, planned out, spontaneous, and a great outlet for stress. Here are some ideas for you to add to your own art journal.

1. Collage. Using magazines, newspapers, old books, posters, prints off the internet, you can make fabulously artistic pages.  

2. Sew-on Decor. Instead of using glue, Mod Podge, or tape, try using thread to sew pictures onto the pages. It will give it a vintage, textured look.

3. Tea Stain. If you take a tea bag and steep it in hot water for a little, you can stain the pages to make the pages look old. Different teas make different colors, so experiment!

4. Paint. Water-color painting, acrylic painting, finger painting, or whatever the medium of paint is that you choose. Get in there and paint the pages however you want!

5. Sketch. Not all pages have to be pops of colors and textures. You can have pages of beautiful simple sketches.  

6. Stamp. If you don’t have stamps, it’s easy to make your own. Search for some DIY stamps.

7. Nature. Tape or glue pieces of nature into your pages. Flowers, grass, leaves, or twigs. 

8. Masking Tape. Make a pattern on the page with masking tape and color, paint, or doodle over the pattern. Take the tape off when you’re done to see the amazing pattern underneath. 

9. Doodle. Draw anything and everything. Try using pens or markers instead of pencil. Make mistakes and live with them because mistakes are beautiful.

10. Outline Objects. Take a roll of tape, a phone case, pictures, or anything around you and outline them with pens, markers, or Sharpies. Overlap the shapes for an interesting effect. 

11. Washi Tape. Decorate the pages with borders, wrap it around the edges, or create shapes. 

12. Trace. If you have thin enough pages, you can trace shapes, images, and scenes. Just don’t claim that the tracing was your own art because that’s not cool. 

13. Blow Paint. Glob some paint with some water and use a straw to blow the paint around the page. 

14. Pastels. Experiment with pastels. Mix them with water, rubbing alcohol, or just smudge and mix them together. 

15. Stencils. Use stencils to design pages with shapes and images. You can experiment by using paints or by overlapping. 

16. Stickers. Plaster an entire page with stickers if you want or use them sparingly. It’s your call. 

17. Divide the Page. Use a ruler or a flat edge to divide the page into various sizes of shapes. Color each shape in differently. 

18. Etch. Etching is a technique in which you place an object under the page and shade over it. The final outcome is really amazing. 

19. Sharpies. Scribble, sketch, doodle or experiment by mixing the Sharpies with rubbing alcohol. 

20. Glitter. Throw some glitter (make it rain) on some wet paint, glue, or water-brushed pages. 

21. Scribble. Exactly what it says. 

22. Burn the Page. This one you need to be careful with because you could ruin the whole book. Take a lighter or a match and just gently burn the edges of the page to make it look old. 

23. Outline Your Hands. By outlining your hands, you are making a page that no one else can…unless they have the same size hand as you.

24. Sponge. Dip a sponge in paint and press it on the page all over. 

25. Make A Comic. Who says you have to draw out a comic? Collage it or paint it! Or just draw it because that’s pretty too. 

26. Zentangles. If you aren’t sure what these are, just look them up. They are fun and are said to help people calm down. 

27. Your Own Pictures. Add your own personal images of friends, family, yourself into your artwork. 

28. Quotes. You can write them yourself, print them out, cut them from magazines, or cut them from books. 

29. Maps. This might be difficult for those who don’t have maps or atlases. Mod Podge pieces of maps to the pages. 

30. Mixed Media. Combine any of the previous suggestions for a fantastic piece that you’ll be proud of.

Write a story including a set of three things

1) The phrase “I came to help”, a blanket, a disgruntled cat 

2) An optimist, ink stains, secrets 

3) A fortune teller, a spy, a conspiracy 

4) A book, a dress, a knife 

5) The sewer system of a major city, a mathematical equation, flowers 

6) A failed scientist, a 3rd grader, a billionaire 

7) The color red, a broken promise, an unwelcome guest 

8) A scarf, brown eyes, black and white 

9) Photographs, a dance, an abandoned engagement ring 

10) A dead phone, a map, a bowl of cereal 

I saw @heroesfly‘s behind the scenes au and I absolutely loved it, it’s the sweetest thing, and they gave me permission to write for it! So here we go!

(Izuku would totally be a goof on set sometimes, especially during super serious scenes.)
((also my brain was randomly life “what if Akaguro isn’t that much older than the others” (and my brain was like what if they’re 17/18 actor-wise and they just play younger characters) and now I have a hc that Stain is, like, 20 and Suffering™, literally looks like death, people think he’s in his 40s but they’re wrong, he just accepts his fate (Akaguro himself is probs 20 too).))

The scene was tense, Akaguro’s character, Stain, had his hand on Izuku’s back, his breathing heavy and ragged as he waited for his cue to move. Everything was going well, everyone was into the scene.

Then Izuku spoke, voice quiet enough that only Akaguro could hear him.

“What if Deku secretly had a pain kink?”

A snort left the older male, shoulders shaking ever so slightly has he tried to hold back a laugh. Lucky for him, Stain was supposed to be slightly twitchy at that moment anyways, so the slight shake of his body was fine.

“Maybe that’s why he’s always getting himself hurt. He just wants his kink to be fulfilled.” Izuku’s voice was still quiet as he stared at Akaguro from the corner of his eyes. When he still only got a snort and a small shake of the other’s form, he decided to take it up to the next level and his lips curled upwards slowly. “What if he had a daddy kink and that’s why he’s so into All Might?”

A horrified look spread across Akaguro’s face and only seconds later, the older actor was laughing, a hand covering his mouth as he curled in on himself, his other arm wrapping around his stomach. Izuku had started laughing along with him as the director called ‘cut’, the two pretty much cackling by that point.

“I fucking hate you.”  Akaguro’s voice was playful, breaking slightly due to his laughter as he moved a hand to land a playful punch on the top of Izuku’s head. The green haired teen was beaming as he laughed, looking at the man that was supposed to be playing a killer.

“No you don’t.” The two had just started laughing again, which prompted Iida and Shouto to approach the two, the taller of the two’s amusement obvious as he stared down at the two laughing actors, lips curled upwards slightly. Shouto’s amusement was more subtle, but if one really looked in his eyes, they’d be able to see that he found this far more amusing than his more-or-less blank stare let on.

“Izuku, what did you do?” Iida questioned, holding his hand out to Akaguro to help him up while Shouto helped the now giggling teen up.

“I didn’t do anything! He just started laughing for no reason!” Izuku held his hands up in mock surrender and Akaguro let out an affronted sound, landing a more solid punch on Izuku’s arm.


“And that’s a wrap! Great job today, everyone!”

Izuku groaned as he pushed himself up from the ground, stretching his limbs with a sigh. Akaguro let his gaze drop and turned to face the younger actor, offering him a grin as he cocked his head to the side slightly.

“I’m still mad at you.” Even as he said this, he was letting himself be pulled into a hug, one arm wrapping around the smaller male and the other resting on the back of his head.

“No you’re not.” Izuku grinned up at Akaguro and released the older actor, laughing when his hair was ruffled.

“See you later, kid.” Akaguro offered Izuku a fond smile before his attention was caught by the actors whom played the other heroes, letting himself be dragged away with a laugh and wave to Izuku. The teen just grinned as he watched his fellow actor be quite literally dragged away, shaking his head slightly.

He jumped when an arm wrapped around his shoulders and turned his head to look at the person, his grin only growing when green orbs met red.

“Kacchan! When did you get here?” Izuku leaned into his boyfriend slightly, relaxing as Katsuki’s arm tightened around him slightly.

“Around halfway through filming. Didn’t want to interrupt anything so I just stayed with Toshinori while we waited for you.” He smiled down at his partner, casting a quick glance at the man he had mentioned, whom was currently talking to Enji about what happened in the newest episode.

“Oh, so you probably know about earlier.” Izuku was positively beaming now as he shot a teasing grin Akaguro’s way, whom glanced at them and just stuck his tongue out at the teen with a huff before smiling at them. Katsuki snorted quietly and quirked a brow with a smile.

“I don’t, your dad had me distracted with embarrassing stories about you.” He teased, laughing at the affronted squawk that left his boyfriend. The taller teen proceeded to tease his partner, thriving off of the flush that spread across the other’s face and made those adorable freckles really pop.

“You two sure are lively today.” A familiar voice seemed to almost tease, a certain fondness to the tone that always managed to make the Izuku’s heart flutter in a weird way. The two turned to see Shouto behind them, a small smile on the younger’s face.

“What do you mean, we’re always lively!” Katsuki hit his fist against his chest with a dull thump and Izuku laughed beside him, green orbs rolling as he smiled at their friend.

“He’s just being an ass.” Another laugh left the shortest teen when his boyfriend let out an affronted gasp and he beamed when he noticed Shouto’s lips slowly curl up into a slightly larger smile, gaze dropping in a poor attempt to hide it as a soft laugh shook his body.

“So the usual?”

“I’m offended!”

Shouto let himself laugh this time, a hand coming up to cover his mouth as he let his head fall back, eyes shining bright. Both older teens felt their hearts leap in their chests and shared a look before looking at the other, who was fairly quickly curling in on himself when he notices the others’ gazes on him. Katsuki tightened his arm around Izuku slightly, both glancing at each other before Izuku slipped from his partner’s hold and moved to stand beside Shouto.

“Want to go get some food with us?” Izuku laughed at the startled look that flickered across the other’s face.

“Don’t you two need to go home?” He questioned, head tilting to the side slightly, an adorable gesture if one asked Izuku or Katsuki. Katsuki shrugged as he moved to stand on the other side of Shouto, placing a hand on the small of his back as he ushered him forward.

“I usually go to Deku’s place after shoots anyways.”

“And dad seems like he an Enji are planning something.” Izuku casts a look Toshinori’s way as he spoke to Enji, the two men laughing with smiles plastered on their faces. Despite his character in the show, Enji was such a nice man, which was a good thing for Shouto.

“Come on, Shouto, you need to have fun sometimes.” Katsuki landed a solid pat against the slimmer male’s back, chuckling at the almost startled noise that left him.

“Please, Shoucchan?” The nickname Izuku had given him a while back made his heart skip and he looked between the two smiling at him before looking down, a light flush dusting his cheeks.


“Great! It’s a date then!”

That just made Shouto’s head snap up, face flushed a darker shade of red as he looked between the two.

“I- What-”

The two beamed at each other before smiling at Shouto and nudging him out of the studio.


Little moments of whump

Grand whump is wonderful, of course, but what takes my breath are those subtle moments that show the whumped character is really not ok:

- taking a moment to close his eyes because he’s light headed/exhausted/has such a bad headache

- pressing the heel of his hand against his temple, because his head hurts or he can feel his temperature rising

- spacing out a bit during a conversation - especially when he’s the one speaking, so that he kind of trails off and has to shake himself and apologise and get back on track

- pressing a cold bottle of beer/coke against his forehead and just taking a moment to savour the relief

- especially a normally diligent/stoic character - falling asleep on the job or somewhere he shouldn’t, even if it’s just for a moment, and he’s startled awake by someone/something and there’s just that moment of being lost in his eyes as he tries to figure out where he is and what’s happened

- his hands are shaking and he accidentally meets someone’s eyes who’s seen it happen so he shoves his hands into his pockets or armpits and stalks off

- a little stagger as he walks, or kind of drunkenly reeling off-course a tiny bit before he self-corrects

- that helpless expression just before he collapses

- moving wrong in a way that aggravates the pain, and the sudden seizing of his body

- breathing through the pain

- leaning against objects so he can stay upright, especially if he’s doing it as nonchalantly as possible

- a pause as he first notices that something isn’t right

- that white knuckled grip

- a hitch in his voice as he talks

- half-lidded eyes that are becoming unfocussed

- the way his head lolls

- where he can’t even spare the energy/strength to turn his head and he kind of just accepts things/carries on looking straight ahead

- trying to carry on speaking a command or direction or explanation even though he can only voice a few words at a time, either because of pain, or weakness, or confusion/disorientation

- someone passes him something but his hands are clumsy and he fumbles with it rather than just taking it normally

- reaching under a jacket and coming out with a blood-stained hand (always this <3)

- apologising for being about to pass out just before he does (afhflksdkkjfgg)

Tadashi stared at the mirror, his gaze burning at the freckles littering his cheeks and nose.

Tsukki called them beautiful.

Why? They aren’t beautiful. They’re annoying and dirty.

He ran his finger down his cheek, tracing the dots. It’s ugly.

But for some reason, the insult has less power now. It doesn’t sting much to call them…

He said it’s beautiful…?

He kept his staring at his face. This was the same face that Tsukishima kissed last night, the one he showered with sweet compliments and nips of excited lust.

But that was me wearing makeup.

He blinked, watching his clean eyelashes fan over his lids. Without a word, he pulled out the lipstick he wore last night and applied it carefully, the creamy texture gliding effortlessly across his soft lips. The cherry pink tint was cute and draw attention away from his plain looking features. He popped his lips and wiped the inside to clean the excess smear.

Tsukishima was still asleep on his bed when he stepped out of the bathroom, the only piece of clothing left on his body is his navy boxers. The blanket was shoved to the side, exposing a fair amount of skin that Tadashi was rarely privy to.

He bent down and picked up the blond’s discarded sweater, putting it on. The hems reached halfway his thighs, and the feeling of being dwarfed by his best friend’s clothes sent a tingling sensation on his chest.

He sat down beside Tsukishima, watching his naked chest rising up and down in a slow rhythm. Before he could stop himself, Tadashi leaned down and pressed a kiss on his collar, pulling back quickly in case he accidentally wakes his friend from sleep. He blushed at the faint pink outline of his lips left on pale skin.

It’s like I’m marking him, he whined lowly at the implication, covering his face with his hands.


He gasped and straightened up, his eyes snapping down to meet Tsukishima’s barely open eyes. A smirk was tugging lazily on his lips, and Tadashi felt his whole face heat up.

“Come here,” he tugged at the flapping sleeve of the sweater and pulled him down, and Tsukishima kissed him, his hands already slipping under the sweater to rub at his back and hips. Tadashi sighed at the sudden bite on his lower lip, the growl emanating from the man underneath him making him shiver. “You look so fucking good on my clothes.”

“Haah… Tsukki…”

“Don’t think I didn’t notice you marking me,” there was the hint of smugness on his voice, and Tadashi wants to jump on a hole until the embarrassment ate him whole.

“Sorry Tsukki-”

“No, it’s fine.” He pulled back just enough to see Tsukishima’s face, unconsciously licking his lips at the pink smear left on the side of his best friend’s mouth. The smirk was still there, and Tadashi wants to kiss it away. “Mark me as much as you want.”

Tadashi froze.

“…wh- are you sure?”

Tsukishima had the gall to laugh at him.

Villains' opinions on Deku

Obviously in the manga Himiko loves Deku (pyscho blood loving school girl loves it when Deku is bloody BUT HEY still counts), so I bet she’d be quick to take a liking to him. He would be a little flustered cause hes still an awkward kid but way less freaked out.

I bet she would hug him and fond over him like a clingy best friend. Of course she and him would never happen, but shed still hang all over him and hed be a but more lax since hes pretty sure he likes guys exclusively (and hes not very keen on finding out if he likes girls) since his various crushes on male students.

Onto Dabi, I refuse to have Dabi hate Deku. You just cant hate that adorkable face. Dabi would be the cool ass cousin who gets into crazy shit. Hed be a cool brother figure to Deku at times. He and Himiko both agree that theyed killed anyone who harmed Deku.

Black Mist is sort of like Deku’s pseudo dad/babysitter/teacher, the guy adores Deku tho. Hes rather less tense around the kid and is the ever tired babysitter of basically all the VA members. Which leads me to my last 3.

Stain thinks of Deku as a little kid who has the same views as him so of course hed take a shining to him. Of course he knows about the double agent thing which he isnt really good about but Deku has his reasons so whatever. Since Deku is with the VA, he doesnt talk to the kid often since he has his own issues and goals.

Shigaraki (idk yet)

And lastly my newest fave villain, Overhaul!!! I think despite not many interactions Deku would be very interested in learning about this sort of ‘Plague Doctor’ Guy. And vice versa. Overhaul would be interested in what this kid is doing and why he is the way he is. Overhaul wants to take this kid apart piece and by piece and each new thing he learns is highly fascinating


hey square enix make moana and maui join sora and pals in kingdom hearts. and make moana a princess of heart

click for higher quality! 





Future chief of the island of Motunui. Descended from voyagers, she has always felt connected to the ocean, much to Chief Tui’s dismay. When her island begins to die, she sets out to find the demigod Maui to restore the Heart of Te Fiti that he stole, and teaches her to be a master wayfinder. Moana is one of the Seven Princesses needed to open the final door to the realm of darkness.

She knew the way in Moana (2016).

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Adulting 110

This post marks my tenth Weekly Adulting Blog! Woot woot. I’ve amassed a lot of new followers since first starting this weekly post, and more of you wonderful and supportive people join me every day. Because of this, I have decided to recycle some of my favorite suggestions from the past nine posts for today’s blog.

Shoutout this week to @piratejenna and @squeakyrainbowsocks. Please give them lots of love!

1. Important documents. One of the first things you should do before you move out is get all your important documents from your parents/guardians. I’m talking your Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, high school or college transcripts, banking information, etc. Trust me.

2. Baking Soda and vinegar are your one-stop cleaning solution for everything. Clogged drains, shower heads, cat pee stains, etc. 

3. Automatic payments. Don’t enroll in automatic bill payments unless you’re extremely comfortable with the company. This will prevent companies from charing your bank account or credit card extra without your consent. For example, I’m confident that Birchbox won’t overcharge me, but have less faith in Verizon. 

4. Scented trash bags. Are literally the same price as regular trash bags, but help keep your trash smelling manageable. 

5. Food hygiene. Rewrap/repackage your deli meats and cheeses a few days after purchasing them. Wrapping paper has a shorter shelf life than the products themselves and will cause them to spoil early.

7. Keep paper bills. Bills such as internet, rent, and utility for up to five months. These help prove residency, which will be useful when applying for Medicaid, in-state tuition, and for some jobs. If you’re not receiving any sort of paper bills, keep pay stubs with your address on them instead.

8. Reuse containers. Get takeout often? Takeout containers are microwave and dishwasher safe, and are often durable enough to substitute as tupperware. Wash and reuse them!

9. Folding chairs. These are the answer to limited seating space in a small apartment. In my first apartment I threw a “Bring Your Own Chair” party because I literally had three chairs and a couch. Now I store my folding chairs in the closet during the winter, and leave them outside all summer long. 

10. Airborne. Flu season is upon us! Go immediately to your local pharmacy and pick up a pack of this magical tablets. When your throat starts to feel scratchy in that characteristic pre-sickness way, pop one in a glass of water. If you catch your cold early on, these will effectively prevent your from getting sick. Satisfaction guaranteed. 

Tea Staining bones

A long overdue post with simple ways to stain your bones. Most bones after soaking and being cleaned in a peroxide bath will have whitened a bit… some people strive for the pristine aesthetic of white bones, i on the other hand like slight natural colors and hues… so i after cleaning and processing bone, i add another step of staining them. 
All you will need is 
- a container that will properly fit your bones and liquids 
- bones
- any herb/tea/spice/flower or coffee bean you wish to stain with. 
  This is incredibly versatile, you can use anything to stain!
- patience
- a towel
- hot water


place bones into your container ( you can use glass bowls, mason jars etc) 

- choose your stain and throw some in, the measurements are all up to you… the more you put in= the more potent the hue. 
I use old tea bags ( usually 2-3) , old coffee grounds etc…. it is important to make note to use dried herbs… if you use flower petals or even old coffee grounds, you will want to air dry them first ( in my experience it gives more potency and color)

 - Fill the container up with hot water, making sure to submerge all of your bones ( if some float, just keep poking them down) 

Allow the bones to sit within the stain anywhere from 3 hours- overnight. Make sure not to let them sit for more than a night or two, they can start to mold if you are neglectful. 

- You can keep repeating the soaking process until the bones are your desired color. If you do plan on more soaks, make sure you have air dried your bones before soaking again, if the bones are wet and waterlogged, they wont absorb much more color. 

Below is a photo of three common stains i use 
- tea ( any tea bags i could find) 
- old coffee grounds 
- and lavender. 

This photo was taken after about 3 hours soaking.

Soaking some misc jaws in a tiny jar of tea 

A collection of bones straight out of coffee grounds, you can see that each bone takes the stain different depending in how porous, how old, how young and how much of the elements they have had to battle. 
This batch was soaked for about 9 hours.

You can use sooooo many easily acquirable herbs and materials for staining. 
some of my favorites  
- turmeric with a dash of clove ( bright yellow with a small bit of brown) 
- lavender with hibiscus petals ( deep purple pink if soaked a few times) 
- black tea 
- dried rose petals with hibiscus ( reddish, pink) 
- beets ( pinkish) 
- ground juniper berry 
- blackberry 
- raspberry 

and sooooo many more! 
Hope you all find this useful <3