surrogancy

wing-spiker asked:

who do you ship Sen with from Hakuoki?

I ship her with Sanosuke! I think they make a really cute couple! I remember she spoke really highly of him in one of Sanosuke’s Extra Stories; and the idea od Sano becoming the father of Sen’s heri really stuck with me. I know its kind of a rare ship, but I fancy them together a lot! I’m not huge on Kazama/Senhime because of the circumstances of her becoming his surrogate.

I found Sano to be such a genuine and sweet guy. And his desire to become a father really resonated with me, and I think him and Sen would be a really cute match!

anonymous asked:

I often read Carol is in her mid 40s and so is Daryl. They are almost the same age but unfortunately you're right, it's because she has grey hair and he doesn't. That's why she has to be many years older. It doesn't matter that Melissa and Norman are only 4 years apart in age! Beth and Daryl were over 20 years apart but that's okay or what cause she was young? Jesus, what a BS! And Bethylers make her older than she is and Daryl way younger than he is, they say he's 35 when he's in fact 40-45.

You’d think a group of women would be for the balanced relationship where the woman was a bit older, where it wasn’t made comical. But, no. Use the teenager as your surrogate for your fantasies with the dude in his 40s.

axel absolutely fucks me up the fact that he cares so much for his surrogate younger brother that he would make sora a heartless again just to get roxas and by extension xion back i fucking hate this shit i hate this stupid anime disney garbage

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Release of Clinton's Wall Street Speeches Could End Her Candidacy for President
The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street fat-cats -- and the reason she's established a nonsensic...

Here’s a compilation of what those close to Clinton and/or the institutions that paid her obscene sums to chat with them are saying about those never-to-be-released speeches:

1. Former Nebraska Governor and Senator Bob Kerrey (Clinton surrogate)

“Making the transcripts of the Goldman speeches public would have been devastating….[and] when the GOP gets done telling the Clinton Global Initiative fund-raising and expense story, Bernie supporters will wonder why he didn’t do the same….[As for] the email story, it’s not about emails. It is about [Hillary] wanting to avoid the reach of citizens using the Freedom of Information Act to find out what their government is doing, and then not telling the truth about why she did.”

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2. Goldman Sachs Employee #1 (present at one of the speeches)

“[The speech] was pretty glowing about [Goldman Sachs]. It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a ‘rah-rah’ speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”

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3. Goldman Sachs Employee #2 (present at one of the speeches)

“In this environment, [what she said to us at Goldman Sachs] could be made to look really bad.”

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4. Goldman Sachs Executive or Client #1 (present at one of the speeches)

“Mrs. Clinton didn’t single out bankers or any other group for causing the 2008 financial crisis. Instead, she effectively said, ‘We’re all in this together, we’ve got to find our way out of it together.’”

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5. Paraphrase of Several Attendees’ Accounts From The Wall Street Journal

“She didn’t often talk about the financial crisis, but when she did, she almost always struck an amicable tone. In some cases, she thanked the audience for what they had done for the country. One attendee said the warmth with which Mrs. Clinton greeted guests bordered on ‘gushy.’ She spoke sympathetically about the financial industry.”

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6. Goldman Sachs Employee #3 (present at one of the speeches)

“It was like, ‘Here’s someone who doesn’t want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game. Like, maybe here’s someone who can lead us out of the wilderness.’”

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7. Paraphrase of Several Attendees’ Accounts From Politico

“Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, ‘We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it.’”

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Hillary Clinton wins New York with double digit margins, effectively wrapping up the primaries. Bernie Sanders has flew back to Vermont to recharge and presumably think over his next step.

Whatever he decides to do next, it’s time we all make peace with each other, unite as democrats so we can win in November.

Bernie: @ New York

Last night, while we were holding our largest rally of the campaign, a top Clinton surrogate told a much smaller audience that Hillary Clinton was under attack, and her supporters needed to “stand up and fight back, stand up against those idealists.”

Let me tell you something, sisters and brothers: there is nothing we have said in this campaign that is pie-in-the-sky, that is utopian. Nothing.

When we launched this campaign, I told everyone they should not underestimate us and that we were running to win. They thought we were pie-in-the-sky then, too. But tomorrow we have a chance to win yet again — in Hillary Clinton’s own backyard. I need you to continue to fight with me.

The energy, intelligence, and idealism of Americans, especially young Americans, have been the greatest agents for change in this country for generations. Those qualities have also powered our campaign from the start, and it’s also what is going to help us take this country back from the billionaire class when we’re elected in November. But first, New York … tomorrow night. I need you with me.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

Mental Capacity Concepts - Surrogate

These entities generally are created as surrogate parental units for both organic and non-organic beings. Either in orphanages or assigned to those who could afford them. Tall and elegant, they are very tender and will happily attend to those in need.

Surr’e is an exception who was banished by their former directors, and now resides in a broken down church with what may be the last remaining flora in Geneva.

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As per usual, when presented with queer characters, Dean is shown to be identifying with them as an equal, and Sam is shown as allying with and supporting and protecting them. Sam consistently takes more “heroic” narrative stances with queer characters while Dean connects with them on a more personable level.

Thus it has always been.

And thus it was today.

Okay, I saw a huffy little critique of the Rey Skywalker (and Rey Solo) theory that annoyed me a little.

We’ve all seen it, I’m sure, that huffy little “why not have Rey’s parents not matter and instead this movie could be about adopted/chosen families?”

Or a somewhat related:

“I don’t want Rey to be a Skywalker/Solo because I want her to be accepted for herself, rather than who she’s related to.”

And really, thank you for strawmanning every Skywalker/Solo theorists into people who only care about birth and biological relationships. Yes, okay, you’re better people than we are.

Star Wars has always been about family. Be it biological (Luke and Vader), adopted (Leia and Bail Organa), surrogate (Anakin and Obi-Wan), and chosen (Leia, Luke, Han.)

Even though a biological relationship has always been at the core of the movies, it doesn’t mean that the adopted relationships don’t matter. And I don’t know of any Rey Skywalker or Rey Solo theorist who feels that way.

But look: Rey’s situation is unique in a lot of ways.

Rey doesn’t HAVE an adopted family. She doesn’t have an Owen Lars or Bail Organa. She doesn’t have a Qui-Gon Jinn or an Obi-Wan Kenobi. The most she has is Han Solo, and that’s for what? A couple of days? Before he dies.

She does have a family out there though. Specifically out there. She was waiting for them for years. She’s stayed in a hellish place, enduring hunger and loneliness, she’s kept her clothes and hair the same, and refused chances to escape and have a new life to wait for them.

And because of a lot of narrative clues, we’re pretty sure we know who that family is. And we know that her family is worthy of her. So we want her to get what she wants. We want her to have them back.

(The fact that her claim would trump and disrupt the claim of the lineage-obsessed villain of the story is just a bonus.)

We want Rey to be able to claim what she’s rightfully entitled to. But that doesn’t negate anything she’s earned on her own.

Luke discovering that Darth Vader was his father didn’t negate his relationship to Owen and Beru, it didn’t suddenly cheapen his relationships with Leia or Han. It didn’t wipe Obi-Wan out of his life. It didn’t take away the achievement of blowing up the Death Star.

Likewise, if Rey’s a Skywalker, it doesn’t take away her friendship or more with Finn. It doesn’t take away from how she impressed Han or defeated Kylo.

I’m not any less of a Rey fan just because I think/want her to be a Skywalker. I’m not taking anything away from her. I’m not devaluing any of her chosen relationship. I just want her to have what she wants and what I think she’s entitled to have.

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Trump’s New York Surrogate Uses Racial Slur To Describe Obama
Carl Paladino promptly reminded New Yorkers while he was such a terrible gubernatorial candidate.

Hours after appearing alongside Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump while he made his New York victory speech, Trump surrogate Carl Paladino likened President Obama to a “raccoon in the basement,” a racial slur that promptly reminded people why he was such an unpopular candidate for governor in 2010.