what if it seems like batman has safehouses all over the country because he’s a paranoid maniac always ready to go into hiding in iowa, but actually he just goes on a lot of business trips for his day job and when he sees a cute house he buys it and stays there. he grew up in a big mansion with a butler, a house with only three rooms is like camping for him. he thinks it’s fun. he gets to play house and eat cereal for dinner. the flash accidentally committed some light treason and needs to lay low for a while so batman sets him up at this little place in maine. flash is like “wow he really does plan for everything” but no, he just saw an old queen anne with green shingle siding and white accents and he couldn’t help himself. it had a wraparound porch and a spire. a spire. technically it wasn’t in his carefully alloted ‘whims’ budget but he sold an extra yacht to make room. “geeze bats i get that it’s a safehouse but couldn’t you have stocked the pantry with something besides kix and peanut butter?” flash asks. “they’re shelf stable,” batman says, as if that is why he bought those things, as if this is not just What He Does when alfred leaves him unsupervised.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
“The best way for you to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.“ – Walt Disney
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston
“Perserverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
“I attribute my success to this–I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
“Who seeks shall find.” – Sophocles
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir
In fifth grade, I started a flash mob. I was sitting on a bench and my friend was staring at me from the cafeteria. I kept looking away, but every time I looked back at her, she was still staring at me. So I stared back at her and stood up, then sat back down. She copied me. Then I did it again and she did it again. This went on for a solid three minutes. Then, other people started to join in slowly. Over the next five minutes, about a hundred kids were standing and sitting in unison. No one spoke a word and everyone was staring dead-eyed at each other. The teachers were so concerned and confused, and the gym teacher was yelling for everyone to stop, but no one would. It went on for fifteen minutes before everyone stopped. To this day, this is still the greatest thing I have done.
So….I don’t know if anyone else has talked about this, but I think that Keith’s father left him. And though it is long, here is why:
When Keith hears his father’s voice, he’s shocked, but not completely horrified. The first words he says aren’t “I thought you were dead!” or anything similar, but instead
He even has the chance to ask how he might be alive (or like…anything similar) or what he’s doing there, but instead he goes right to, “What’s going on outside?” because that matters more to Keith than what his dad is doing back in their shack. And then his dad says:
“Don’t you want to catch up?” is not something you tell somebody when you’ve died, but when you’ve gone away for a while.
Keith’s response is “Of course I do,” but look at his expression. He doesn’t get it- and of course he wants to know what his dad has been doing, but he’s still confused and cautious.
Now, we already know that what these holograms do is pair Keith’s greatest hopes with his greatest fears.
We’ve also seen it before- it showed him Shiro, but hologram Shiro told Keith that he should give up the knife, and that choosing to find out his own past was selfish. That doesn’t stop Keith, though: “I’ve made my choice.” He doesn’t care if Shiro thinks he’s being selfish. What Shiro says and does next, though, is what makes him stop:
And then Shiro starts to walk away. Only then does Keith actually stop. Only then does Keith decide that maybe it isn’t worth it. Keith actually calls out to Shiro, and then starts to run after him.
You can tell from his expression, and from the fact that he literally runs after Shiro to stop him that Keith is desperate. Why?
Because one of Keith’s greatest fears is being left by the ones closest to him.
Why would this be one of his greatest fears?
Because it has happened before.
He follows Shiro and finds himself standing in front of the door that another person he cared for walked out of.
And once again, one of his greatest hopes is paired with one of his greatest fears. He wants to know about his past- that’s one of his hopes, but why would his father be the one to show him that, unless
One of his greatest hopes is that his father will come back.
This also makes the line, “Don’t you want to catch up?” and the fact that Keith doesn’t even ask why his father is back even more important. This is a scenario plucked from Keith’s mind: it’s a fantasy. He doesn’t necessarily want to know why his father might be back- there doesn’t have to be a reason. He just wants him back, anyway.
His other greatest fear, though, is that the Galra will come to Earth, and destroy it. In the end, the Earth matters more to Keith than his own father and past do, and maybe part of that is because he knows that his father didn’t care enough about him to stay.
Keith still hesitates, though.
Walking out that door means turning his back on his father, and what he thinks might be the last chance he has to know anything about his past. But he walks out anyway.
He looks his father in the eye as he says this. He doesn’t apologize, he doesn’t justify himself, he just says goodbye and leaves. That doesn’t strike me as the farewell somebody who was close with his father would give them as they walk out. And look at his expression? He’s not sorry. Maybe he’s hurt and torn, but more importantly, resolved. He is leaving, and his father will not stop him.
And also- neither of them acted like they were particularly close, either. There were no reunion hugs, and the only one who even smiled was Keith’s father (albeit somewhat creepily, but that’s irrelevant). And Keith wants to see his father again, but that doesn’t mean he would be happy if it happened. They didn’t part on good terms, however it may have happened.
TLDR: Keith’s father didn’t die, but left Keith many years ago- and because of that, one of his greatest fears is that Shiro, the only other person he’s become very close to, will do the same.
“i do apologize for the theatricality, juno,” says a man who has never once in his entirely life even considered not being as theatrical as possible in any given situation (including, maybe two hours before, breaking into juno’s apartment probably through the window, turning off all the lights, leaning himself alluringly against a shelf or something & waiting in the dark for god knows how long for juno to get home) and who definitely does not feel the need to stop and apologize for it
OS Stans: MISTY AND BROCK ARE THE ONLY TRUE COMPANIONS! EVERY OTHER POKEMON SERIES IS GARBAGE! AS SOON AS THEY ADDED ON MORE POKEMON TO THE ORIGINAL 151 THE SERIES STARTED TO SUCK! #ONLY90SKIDSREMEMBER #BRINGBACKMISTY
AG Stans: Contestshipping and Battle Frontier are arguably the only reasons why I like this series and I’m going to latch onto it forever.
DP Stans: I am going to write you a 10,000 word essay on why exactly Pokemon Diamond and Pearl is the best thing to ever happen to the Pokemon anime and I am going to rebuttal every single reply telling me why I’m wrong with another 10,000 word response that essentially repeated everything that I already said. Paul is single-handedly the best rival and we are never going to see a rival like him ever again. I’m stuck living in my glory days and compare everything that happens in future Pokemon series to how it happened in DP. My standards are impossible.
BW Stans: THE POTENTIAL WAS THERE! I AM GOING TO SAY THIS UNTIL PEOPLE GET SICK OF HEARING IT! STOP DRAGGING BEST WISHES! IRIS DESERVED BETTER!!
XY Stans: XY WAS THE GREATEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO THE ANIME AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT. IT IS COMPLETELY FLAWLESS AND IF YOU SUGGEST THAT IT HAS EVEN THE SLIGHTEST OF FLAWS I AM GOING TO BLOW MY TOP. SERENA WAS PERFECT. CLEMONT WAS A DORK. BONNIE WAS ADORABLE. ASH WAS A BAD ASS.
AMOURSHIPPING IS MY LIFE.
THE!! FLARE!! ARC!!! I AM NEVER GOING TO LET GO OF HOW EPIC THIS ARC WAS AND NOTHING EVEN HOLDS A MATCH TO IT. DON’T YOU DARE EVEN TRY TO SUGGEST THAT THERE IS A BETTER SERIES BECAUSE THERE IS NOT.
we’ve seen yoongi cry the first time when he announced about wanting to be with armys for 10+ years. then we see him cry the second time when he found the seats of where his parents sat, whereas he bowed, and stayed down for so long to cry. and today, we see him cry again because hard work with his brothers paid off well.
yoongi may appear stone cold or expressionless at times, but he’s such a dorky goofy turtle ball of life. people tend to forget he’s the down low sunshine of bangtan that we tend to pick him on about quickly whenever he’s being cute with them. he takes such great care of each member without trying to look like it, and flusters in low-key mode whenever he is praised for it.
and to be frank, i’ve never seen him glow so much than he has after his perfectionist self released his hard working mixtape, and received his fluffy wonderful love, min holly. it’s as though he has found love and is falling deeply with it.
from today onwards, i cant wait to hear more from Genius Min.
Okay so tonight when I went to NXT, I decided to go all out on my Hype Bros gear because Zack was finally gonna be at a show I’m at. So I asked them on Twitter if they were gonna be there before I put everything on just in case & Mojo tweeted me and said “you know it!! See you soon?” So I replied with a pic of my outfit (first pic).
They came out for a triple threat tag team match and they didn’t see me at all before or during the match bc I was being blocked by one of the teams standing in their corner. Finally they won the match & they’re celebrating in the ring & I was worried they wouldn’t see me & just leave bc Zack was selling a knee injury. Right when I lost hope, Mojo scanned the crowd & saw me. He turned Zack to face me & they both pointed at me (second pic).
So Mojo comes over to me & goes “you want a sweaty hug?!” So of course I was like “yeah!” (Third pic).
Then he noticed my mom taking pics & was like “you want a picture?!” so Zack came over & we took this lovely pic😍 (fourth).
Then Zack high-fives me & Mojo decides to take my mom’s phone & (tried) to take selfies but they were blurry bc he was jumping around😂 (last three pics).
Then he was like “how about a video?!” So he took a video with me & handed me the phone back and I burst into tears😭
After all that, Zack saw the pic of my outfit on Twitter and said “perfection” and then when I started tweeting most of the pics, he said he was gonna steal the pic of the 3 of us but he ended up just reposting it on Instagram🙈
It took almost 5 years to meet my favorite, but it was sure as hell worth the wait. Don’t Los whole guys, you’ll meet your fav one day☺️