standing duty


We went to the Women’s March on Washington to talk to people about why they had taken to the streets, and all this week we’re posting their stories. This woman had a crystal clear message: if you’re a Republican, it’s your duty to stand up to the man who is heading your party and resist his racism, xenophobia, and total lack of ethics.

That’s especially important now that we’ve learned these five things from Donald Trump’s first interview as President.

anonymous asked:

Headcanon: Alec is totally confused by the difference between "on stand-by" and "off duty".. And magnus really trying to explain that normal people do get time off, multiple hours a day, at least 1-2 days per week and sometimes even for weeks at a time.. To do things like schedule dates and be guaranteed not to be interrupted and be ready to fight at moments notice. Alec finds the concept totally baffling

omg can you imagine

Magnus: When was the last time you actually had a day off?

Alec: Like … two days ago. We went to Venice, remember?

Magnus: But you were still on-call. Remember, we barely had fifteen minutes after getting back before you had to go back to work. That’s not the same thing. I’m talking about an actual day off. 

Alec: …….???

Magnus: Off duty. No phone calls. If something goes wrong, they call someone who isn’t you.

Alec: …..okay …. that sounds fake, but okay….

Magnus: An actual day off. No calls. No interruptions. Sometimes more than one in a row. Which is called a vacation.

Alec: ……that’s not a thing people actually do, is it?

Magnus: Not only is it a thing people do, it’s a thing you’re going to do. You are going to have two consecutive days off, and I’m taking you to the Virgin Islands, and you can tell the people in charge that if your phone rings one time while you’re there, I will move it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Alec: You can’t do that.

Magnus: Watch me.

Malala Turned 18 Yesterday and Opened a School for Syrian Refugee Girls

The fund’s blog quotes Yousafzai:

“I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria. I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict. Their courage and dedication to continue their schooling in difficult conditions inspires people around the world and it is our duty to stand by them,” Malala said. “On this day, I have a message for the leaders of this country, this region and the world — you are failing the Syrian people, especially Syria’s children. This is a heartbreaking tragedy — the world’s worst refugee crisis in decades.”

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The Grim

The first thing buried in a graveyard, so the story goes, has the duty to stand watch over it for eternity and keep the bad things out. It became tradition to bury a black dog before any man or woman was laid to rest, to make sure that no human would be locked out of heaven  (or, for that matter, hell) forever.

They never asked the dogs what they felt about that sort of thing, but then, they were good dogs, and were doing their duty. And would do so for eternity. The black dogs who stood watch were dubbed Grims, though as time passed, no one ever thought they’d be needed. Still, the tradition went on.

When the dead began to rise to attack the living, the Grims were standing watch. Not one walking corpse made it out of a graveyard with a Grim standing guard over it, for dogs know the secrets of burying bones so that they stay buried.

Without the reinforcements of all the dead ever buried, the others who rose that day did not overwhelm the living. And when those living went to find out why, they found the Grims, still standing watch.  The survivors told them that they were good dogs, who had done their duty.  And the Grims were satisfied, and taught the living the trick of making sure bones stayed buried, so no dead would walk again.

That’s how the story goes, anyway.

The complete quote

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.”


Fullview for the love of god. Tumblr is hell. What I did this week instead of being productive: A Sheith AU featuring Galra!Keith and (dark)Champion!Shiro. 

This one calls him Shiro.

It’s been so long since he’s heard that name—any name besides Champion, or the slew of guttural alien expletives his captors snarl at him.

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Enamoured by her glamour, I started tripping on my grammar. Suffice it to say she was a beauty and I was shirking my own duties to stand guard for my senses but she kept blurring out my lenses. Chances are I might offend her if I approach and compliment her, so I double-tapped upon that picture and sent her the briefest scripture: “I might have missed ya, but now I need you as a fixture. I’m not concerned about the future but I’d be down to be your mister. I mean, I just thought I’d drop a line, cuz you’re either a dime or a nine and I’m working hard for that nine to five, but I swear I could make the time.” And as soon as I had sent it, I read it and reread it, and stopped – what the hell was I even doing? This girl I don’t even know but was actively pursuing. So I bit my lip in anticipation, feeling so stupid now for waiting, but maybe in exchange for shame I could strike some conversation. No word and a week passed swiftly, and I grew weak with my stomach feeling twisty, with no response, no idea of what’s going on. See, I’ve always been told that fortune favours the bold, but here I caught the flu because she was just that cold. So I shot her another message: “I don’t mean to be persistent but I’ve got some words if you’re down to listen. We’re both adults so lets not act like children. It’s just that I’ve seen the way you glisten and I just want you in my vision. And I don’t mean to make your inbox blow up, I just want to get to know you so I’ll be here if you want to show up.” – A moment later, she replied, “Homie, it’s 2017, when the hell are you going to grow up?” …
—  Nav K, on the phenomenon known as “sliding into the DMs”
  • *in the lab*
  • Mary: *sipping coffee* How was the date last night, Molly?
  • Sherlock: *at his microscope; rolls his eyes*
  • Molly: *sighs* Bloody awful! We had absolutely nothing in common. He thought a specialist registrar was a marriage guidance counsellor.
  • Mary: *raises an eyebrow* Wow...
  • John: *sympathetic* Chin up. You'll meet someone.
  • Molly: *shrugs* I don't know; maybe it's me.
  • Sherlock: Oh for God's sake, Molly, of course it's not you. You're perfect.
  • Molly: ...
  • John: ...
  • Mary: ...
  • Molly: ...
  • Sherlock: *looking between them; frowns* Oh, come on. This is not news!
  • John & Mary: *murmur their agreement*
  • Molly: *blinking; overwhelmingly happy* R-really?
  • Sherlock: *nods* Yup.
  • Molly: *throws her arms around his neck; kisses his cheek* Thank you.
  • John: *mutters to Mary* We think so, too.
  • Sherlock: *cheeks pink* You can sod off.

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands on duty near former Chinese leader Mao Zedong’s portrait on Tiananmen Gate near the Great Hall of the People where the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) is held in Beijing, Monday, March 13, 2017.

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Songs To Kill Fascists

Dear Songwriters, 

Donald Trump represents a true, existential threat to this country. Even after two years of covering him, the press seems ill equipped to stand up to him, to take him to task for the hatred, bigotry and corruption he exhibits.

For that reason, our best bet, our best hope (at this point, i think) is for congress to stand up to him. As he edges ever closer, cuts ever so slightly deeper into the territory of becoming an authoritarian dictator, it’s really the Congress (and the courts, hopefully) that can gum things up for him.

They probably won’t.

But here’s what I want to try:

A) Appeal to each and every congressperson directly with a song. 100 songs, 2 songs from 2 songwriters per state.

Songs for every senator. Asking them, begging them, cajoling and appealing to their humanity and duty to STAND UP TO TRUMP.

EVEN the evil senators. EVEN the awful ones. The ones that seem like they are for SURE pro Trump. Maybe especially them. That means those of you in Red States, it’s really all on you. 

An individual awful senator (say, like Ted Cruz) is still infinitely better than President Trump, who could literally end America. We need Ted to grow a fucking backbone and stand up to him. We need all of them to do that.

B) If we can pull this off, we make all 100 songs, put them all online, make a big fuss (maybe part two of this project is finding folks in each state to make videos for each song?), I’m hoping we can generate a little national press, and get the message out that we’re not taking this lying down. We are going to fight. We need the press to step up their game (even though it looks like they’re already capitulating).

Here is the spreadsheet as it stands. I want songwriters from every single state to write songs for the Senators. It’s starting to fill out but we need to find people for all these other states. Please spread the word and have folks who are interested email me here: jonathan at jonathanmann dot net 

anonymous asked:

Where did the royal guards come from? Did they sense their queen is in desperate need of fending off fans

Dapperbot’s security team called them for backup when word got around about the Queen being there, and they were already in alert because the Queen was there. Keep in mind that Toriel leaving the palace is extremely unusual, so when she does, she leaves clear instructions about what to do in her absence and how to reach her in case of a real emergency. The whole guard stands in duty until she comes back, just in case.

We mentioned before that even her outings with Sans are extremelly scheduled on her part. She has to shift meetings and hours of paperwork and revisions around just to spend a little time with the people she cares about. The woman really needs to learn how to delegate.

In her defence, though, she’s been working without a proper royal council to support her for years. But finding a new one is nowhere near as easy as it sounds.

- Poisond

Darkest Dungeon sentence starters pt. 1
  • "Ruin has come to our family."
  • "It is a festering abomination!"
  • "I beg you return home."
  • "Once our estate was the envy of this land."
  • "I remember days when the sun shone, and laughter could be heard from the tavern."
  • "I was lord of this place, before the crows and rats made it their domain."
  • "I see something long absent in the sunken faces of passer-by – the glimmer of hope."
  • "In truth I cannot tell how much time has passed since I sent that letter."
  • "The poor caretaker, I fear his long standing duty here has affected him."
  • "My obsession caused this great foulness, and it is shameful that I must rely upon you to set it right."
  • "Our family name once so well-regarded is now barely whispered aloud by decent folk."
  • "I can still see their angry faces as they stormed the manor."
  • "Those without stomach for this place must move on."
  • "The thrill of the hunt… the promise of payment."
  • "To those with a keen eye, gold gleams like a dagger’s point."
  • "Barbaric rage and unrelenting savagery make for a powerful ally."
  • "Illusive. Evasive. Persistent. Righteous traits for a rogue."
  • "He will be laughing still… at the end."
  • "This man understands that adversity and existence… are one and the same."
  • "To fight the abyss… one must to know it."
  • "What better laboratory than a blood-soaked battlefield?"
  • "A sister of battle… pious and unrelenting."
  • "A little hope, however desperate is never without worth."
  • "In the end every plan relies upon a strong arm and tempered steel."
  • "Fan the flames, mould the metal; we are raising an army."
  • "A sharper sword, a stronger shield – anything to prolong a soldier’s life."
  • "Alone in the woods or tunnels, survival is the same. Prepare, persist, and overcome."
  • "They must learn more than brutal blood-letting – they must learn to survive."
  • "Success depends on survival."
  • "Some may fall… but their knowledge lives on."
  • "Every creature has a weakness – the wise hero trains for what he will face."
  • "A strict regimen is paramount if one is to master the brutal arithmetic of combat."
  • "Rarity and curios… sold at a profit of-course."
  • "The frontline of this war is not in the dungeon, but rather inside the mind."
  • "Great heroes can be found even here – in the mud and rain."
  • "Word is travelling – ambition is stirring in distance cities – we can use this."
  • "More arrive… foolishly seeking fortune and glory, in this domain of the damned."
  • "With enough ale, maybe they can be inured against the horrors below."
  • "Strong drink, a game of chance, and companionship… the rush of life."
  • "All-manner of diversion and dalliance await those cross the threshold with coin in hand."
Mapping the Drarry storyline: a deep analysis of Draco and Harry's relationship in the Harry Potter series

Yes, I did it. I made it into a fucking essay.

Well, my pals, let me begin by explaining that I should be paid for this, because holy shit, this is a Herculean task. But it’s fine, I’m doing it because I love these books too much and it’s my duty! *standing up with the union flag in the background*

How is it going to work?

This very post will be my masterlist, where I’ll slowly be adding links to all the text posts as I write them. So like it, save it, reblog the shit out of it. Thank you.

Each post will discuss a specific moment in the books (as well as getting references from the movies and discussing what they left out), so it could be just one interaction or a whole point in their relationship, it will depend on my methods at the time.

Will you talk from a shipper perspective? Isn’t that biased?

Well, I’m glad you asked. I will, indeed, talk about how their interactions are further proof that DRARRY IS FUCKING CANON, but I promise to be rational. Furthermore, this is not the only aspect of their characters that I love, so I’ll include a lot of discussion about character development, redemption, coming-of-age and all that.

When will you be posting each post?

I can’t promise I’ll be able to keep a steady rhythm going, but I’m already writing the first one, about the moment they met at Madam Malkin’s. Please, don’t push me about it, because I do have a real job and all that rot.

So yeah, it’s on!

Philosopher’s Stone
Chapter 1 - First Impressions



“I’m Michael Stipe and I support human rights for all people. As an American patriot, it is my duty to stand with Chelsea Manning. After years of mistreatment in prison, she tragically attempted to take her own life. Instead of giving her the treatment that she needs, the government is now threatening her with indefinite solitary confinement. This is unjustifiable, it is unfair, and it needs to be stopped. You can help me stop it now.  Sign the petition at Spread the word across all platforms.  Thank you very much.”

Michael Stipe Posts Video in Support of Chelsea Manning