subtlety is for the weak

“Suppose the strong had become master in everything, even in moral valuations. Self-contempt on the part of the weak would be the result, and they would try to disappear and extinguish themselves. Would we really want a world in which the influence of the weak with their subtlety, consideration, spirituality, and pliancy was lacking?”

—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §401 (edited excerpt).

some CRITICISMS of fma 03 to counter this

  • the fillers. now granted, a lot of the episodes deemed as filler aren’t actually filler (house of the waiting family for instance), but you have to admit that the series started out with a lot of villain-of-the-week episodes. good thing they were entertaining. 
  • sometimes the angst and melodrama went too far that it was laughable 
  • some things were so dam WEIRD. (*cough* scar’s magical orb of knowledge) like there was some hardcore ridiculousness 
  • plot structure? what’s that? nah let’s make these few episodes super confusing and full of plot convenience (aka push characters where they need to go instead of letting them get there naturally) since we kinda forgot that there IS a plot while we were having a blast with character development 
  • some choices are…questionable. some things i still don’t get….whyyyyy…why did you do thisssss 
  • while things like nazi hughes and the fact that rose was raped are necessary for what they’re trying to tell the audience, they’re equally unnecessary. i wouldn’t take out those choices because they’re important, but you still wonder…did they REALLY have to do THAT to get their point across 
  • the conspiracy is a bit underwhelming and even though dante’s reasoning for starting wars makes sense, it also seems like…that’s it? are you sure there wasn’t an easier way? a lot of earlier instances also seem like they didn’t really fit in with that, which kinda discounts a lot. yeah, thematically it all ties in well, but the plot becomes rather unsatisfying 
  • the real world twist, while it had more foreshadowing than what people claim, still needed to be foreshadowed more. most of it was very condensed into the final episodes of the series, and a lot of its backing is blink and you’ll miss it early on. 
  • yup. sometimes 03’s subtlety is its detriment. its both its biggest strength and weakness. sometimes things are so subtle that it takes away from the show until your second viewing. but if the first viewing is lacking too much, then you can’t expect people to be motivated enough for a second viewing to see all those things that are only noticed on a rewatch.
  • overall the show goes over people’s heads. it’s not a casual show. this is probably why it has niche fans, because honestly the majority of the population doesn’t want to overthink. this isn’t to come across as snobby, it’s just a fact. if you want a mainstream show it needs to cater to the general public, and the general public takes things at face-value.

Shingeki no Cheerleading!

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The first set of doodles I made for that cheer au because as a cheerleader this gives me life. A fuckton of references was used. This was a nice anatomy practice.

I have been thinking way too much about a cheer au for the shingekis during practice so I decided it was time to do something for it. My headcanon is that Erwin owns the gym, and Levi and Hanji are the coaches for the Trost Titans Allstars :D 

They are all around 18/19/20ish in this,  the active team members that is. I love that the characters’ bodies from the canonverse mostly go very nicely with a cheer au because of their toned muscles and such.

This photoset only includes some of the boys and one of the coaches, so there will definitely be more of this even if nobody cares :D I am way too invested in this to drop it. I haven’t worked out the uniforms in complete detail yet, so Connie’s is just the prototype, if you will. 

I have planned a group picture of the complete team + coaches and also some stunting and tumbling action c: Also, the bow featured in the first picture is the first of a three part set based on the Survey Corps, Garrison and Military Police! 

Okay, I guess that’s all for now. I am open to suggestions and/or headcanons if you have any! Just drop me an ask if you want to c:

EDIT: Part 2 is up! 

thirty days iwaoi writing challenge
day eighteen:
 hide and seek


Oikawa did punishment well. He knew which buttons to press when it came to certain people, and he had an art for subtlety most would not have guessed he possessed.

But finding Iwaizumi’s weak spots took him years of experimentation to discover, and after a particular week in middle school when he’d tried to ignore the boy for something or other but discovered that Iwaizumi actually liked it, he’d realized the perfect punishment wasn’t to deny him his company, but to be even more annoying than he was on a daily basis. So he took things.

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The fact that episode 207 to 215 only spans about 12 days cracks me up.

I mean lets time line this out
Day 1, Lexa gets all dress up in her war gear and make up to meet this mysterious leader of the sky people.
Days 2-3: Fins death, truce is made, all the while Lexa starts crushing on Clarke.
Day 4: Lexa explains to Clarke that love is weakness while subtlety revealing she is into girls.
Day 5: Lexa protect Clarke from her own people and falls head over heels for her while they try to avoid getting eaten by a gorilla
(give or take a day at this point)
Day 7~: Lexa gives Clarke her own grounder guards.
Day 9~: They let the village burn but not each other
Day 11~: Clarke is in Lexa tent strategizing while Lexa is trying to sleep I can only assume this means they are staying in the same tent

Day 12: Clarke back Lexa into a table Lexa admits her felling for Clarke
Later that same day: Lexa kiss Clarke and Clarke kiss her back but says she’s not ready.
Still later that same day: Lexa and Clarke make heart eye at each other while giving a battle speech.
That night: Lexa invites Clarke to go to Polis with her.
Late that night: Lexa takes the deal and runs away.

It only takes Lexa a week (well 8 days) to go from “love is weakness” to uhaul to Polis with me.


Sixpoint “Bengali”

87 B+

Bengali is an American IPA, which is available throughout the year. Sixpoint has really strong identity design, and the tall, slender cans add further originality. Aromas release a fruity blend of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. Herbal notes consist of grass, herb, and evergreen. Malt notes come across as toasted bread with sweet hints of caramel.

The palate closely resembles the nose, starting with malty flavors of biscuits, honey, and caramel to establish a light, yet supportive frame. Citrus-flavored hops give a heavy impression of sweet grapefruit pith, blending with an additional hint of dried apricot. Bitterness falls to the back in a citrus character that closely resembles both grapefruit and orange zest. Herbal tendencies follow in a heavy underbelly of grass, earth, and pine oil. The climax is signaled by a touch of spice, then faint tropical notes embellish the aftertaste. Mouthfeel delivers a medium-weight body over uncharacteristically weak carbonation, which despite it’s subtlety, manages to reach a crisp edge with a dry departure.

The combination of proper balance and well-managed bitterness make this fairly drinkable for an IPA. Hops deliver a rather short spectrum where citrus takes the lead, but the combination of flavors is quite refreshing. It’s a bit rough on the edges. Some English character comes through to make this slightly more unique, but I’m not impressed overall. When it comes to this most prevalent of styles, there are simply better options out there. It’s a fine beer, but I don’t necessarily recommend it.


69 IBU

Brooklyn, New York

“I hear the question upon your lips: What is it to be a colour?

Colour is the touch of the eye, music to the deaf, a word out of the darkness. Because I’ve listened to souls whispering – like the susurrus of the wind – from book to book and object to object for tens or thousands of years, allow me to say that my touch resembles the touch of angels. Part of me, the serious half, calls out to your vision while the mirthful half sours through the air with your glances.

I’m so fortunate to be red! I’m fiery. I’m strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted.

I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will. So, I draw attention to myself. I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness. How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being! Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken. Behold how wonderful it is to live! Behold how wonderful to see. I am everywhere. Life begins with and returns to me. Have faith in what I tell you.”

― Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red