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141201  Onew’s interview at “ Hangul Course ” ^^

Q : Give us an advice how to learn Hangul.

O : The most important thing is to have confidence in yourself. What you have to do first is to speak out anyway. When you make a mistake, you can correct it and learn from it. I think that’s the best way to learn language. ( Making mistakes will help you to learn languages.)

* rough trans : fukumin99

  • Percy: I am still skeptical about that, though.
  • Annabeth: That's why you're our leader, Percy.
  • Percy: Huh?
  • Annabeth: Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with.
  • Percy: That's stupid.
  • Percy: I'm not your leader, I am your FRIEND, there is a BIG difference!
  • Annabeth: Statements like that are also why you're our leader.

Imagine S.Coups spending his birthday by having dinner with the members and having a great time with them despite the simple birthday celebration.

some toa team: Thats Kaya, she’s a toa of water and our healer, thats Oryk, he’s the muscly toa of iron, and lastly thats Gibralk, our leader and toa of Gravity

The Dark Hunters ™ : 

Texts from SVT #18
  • Seungcheol: I am still skeptical about that, though.
  • Wonwoo: That's why you're our leader, hyung.
  • Seungcheol: That's stupid.
  • Seungcheol: I'm not your leader, I am your friend, there's a big difference!
  • Jihoon: Statements like that are also why you're our leader.
Junpei: Don't forget about Minato. I think we've got a great field of candidates.
>"Leave it to me."
Junpei: Ooh, now that's our leader! If you're game for it, you might actually win the whole thing!
Koromaru: Arf! Arf!
Junpei: You wanna do it too, boy? Well, Teddie won, so maybe Koromaru could too...?
Junpei: Nah, I don't know... I'm not sure you could get the votes.
Yukari: I-I'm against this! I'm totally against having a crossdressing pageant!
Yosuke: If you guys do hold one, give us a call, okay?

Koromaru would win by a landslide and completely crush Junpei’s hopes for a swimsuit competition by asking for something like a belly-rubbing or dog-petting round

karkat vantas needs to be talked about.

this boy is reduced to a douche who shouts a lot. while this is completely accurate, it’d be nice if people recognize the other things that he is.

To begin, let’s recall a quote from before everything went to hell:

“CG: PLEASE DON’T TELL THEM ABOUT MY BLOOD.
CG: I WANT TO TELL THEM, I MEAN I WILL TELL THEM.
CG: LATER
CG: ONCE THEY RESPECT ME AS A LEADER.”

Karkat wants respect, and for that reason, he doesn’t want people to know what his blood color is. But there’s another part to that, and it’s that he’s afraid of loss. We’ve seen him lose his friends and how heavily it weighs upon him. Take some selections from when Eridan kills everyone.

“KANAYA ARE YOU OK

HEY

OH GOD

WHAT HAS HE DONE.

KANAYA?

PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S JUST GRUB SAUCE.

PLEASE JUST BE GRUB SAUCE PLEASE JUST BE GRUB SAUCE PLEASE JUST BE GRUB SAUCE

HAHA, OK, MAKE-BELIEVE TIME IS OVER!

OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD”

Kanaya is referred to as one of Karkat’s best friends. Recall when he tried to revive Kanaya, he was sobbing.

And again when past Feferi messages him. This is his response.

“CCG: IT WAS MY FAULT, I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
PCC: Sorry for w)(at??
CCG: FOR
CCG: I
CCG: I CAN’T DO THIS
CCG: IT’S TOO MUCH FOR ME, I’M SORRY.”

Not only is Karkat scared as hell and traumatized by what he saw, he stood and did nothing to stop Eridan. Imagine having to live with the guilt that you could have saved your friends if only you’d moved.

“CCG: I CAN’T
CCG: I CAN’T EVEN TYPE HER NAME
CCG: SHE WAS MY FRIEND
CCG: SHE WAS MY REALLY *GOOD* FRIEND AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL TO DO NOW THAT SHE’S GONE.
CCG: I’M SO UPSET, I’M JUST COMPLETELY FREAKING OUT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.”

Something important to realize is that Karkat is just a kid. Think about a thirteen-year-old child being thrust into this situation. He’s watched over half is friends die. He’s seen the bloodlust that the remaining experience. He’s terrified, and this is probably most obvious when his moirail goes sober. 

“You have never been so scared in your entire life.”

We know that he verbally abuses Gamzee and that he pretends that they’re not friends at all, but when Eridan goes grimdark, he is genuinely terrified for his moirail’s safety:

“THE SHIT HAS HIT THE WHIRLING DEVICE, AND YOU COULD BE IN SERIOUS DANGER OUT THERE.”

Soon after, when he realizes Gamzee’s sobriety, he begins to panic and starts to think that he may be losing it. Yet, when faced with his fear, what does he do? He calms Gamzee down. He paps his friend, he hugs him. And that’s what Karkat’s defining trait is. He is brave. 

Not to mention when he has to tell John about Vriska’s death. He couldn’t bring himself to do it, not necessarily even because Vriska was a friend; more because he cared about John and he knew that Vriska liked him. He didn’t want to be responsible for John’s pain. 

And especially when John asked him what happened.

“CG: JOHN, I CAN’T HANDLE TALKING ABOUT IT, OK.
CG: I JUST GOT DONE
CG: UH
CG: DEALING WITH GAMZEE
CG: AND I’M FEELING PRETTY EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT. SO PLEASE, NO.”

He’s just calmed his murderous ex-moirail, who he cannot forgive for the death of the others. All his friends are dead, hurt, or traumatized. And at the end of the day, he’s still concerned that John, one of his only friends alive, will hate him:

“CG: YOU MIGHT THINK I WAS A SHIT HEAD, AND I CAN’T DEAL WITH THAT NOW ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, SO LET’S DROP IT.”

NOW, probably the most painful part of Karkat’s experience happens with Jade. 

“PCG: FUTURE KANAYA WAS TALKING IN THIS MEMO
PCG: BUT NOW SHE’S DEAD…
PCG: WHICH MAKES THAT IMPOSSIBLE.
PCG: IT WASN’T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN THIS WAY.
PCG: GAMZEE ISN’T SUPPOSED TO GO CRAZY.
PCG: I THINK IF HE DOES
PCG: IT MEANS WE FUCKED SOMETHING UP.
PCG: IT MEANS *I* FUCKED SOMETHING UP.
PCG: HE’S MY RESPONSIBILITY, I HAVE TO MAKE SURE HE’S SAFE.
PCG: AND I DIDN’T DO THAT.
PCG: ONE TIME, ONE OF THE DOOMED ARADIAS TOLD ME SHE CAME FROM A TIME WHERE HE FLIPPED OUT AND KILLED EVERYBODY, BECAUSE OF MY FAILURE.
PCG: I DIDN’T TAKE HER SERIOUSLY, BUT I SHOULD HAVE.
PCG: SHE WAS CONSTANTLY FIXING MY FUCKUPS.”

In Karkat’s head, he has failed. Everyone is dead, his best friend is crazy, and he could have prevented it. 

And then the bombshell that destroys him; he gave their universe cancer. It’s his fault that everything went to shit. And he will always feel guilty about it.

So let’s fast forward to the most recent upd8. Let’s pick out some of the things Karkat says about his mission and himself.

“KARKAT: PLUS ONE USELESS TAG-ALONG, I GUESS TO BEAR WITNESS OR SOMETHING?”

“KARKAT: LOOK, I COMPLETELY ADMIT. I’M SHIT.
KARKAT: I’M THE SHIT THEY RESERVE FOR THE SMELLIEST TOILET WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING ABILITY.”

“KARKAT: I’VE NEVER BEEN ANY GOOD, AND IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO COME TO TERMS WITH HOW DELUDED I WAS ABOUT THAT.”

“KARKAT: BUT YEAH, MY UTTERLY TRAGIC LAMENESS ATTRIBUTE NOTWITHSTANDING, I’D STILL LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE.
KARKAT: I KNOW IT WON’T COUNT FOR MUCH.
KARKAT: I MIGHT EVEN GET IN THE WAY OF SOMEBODY COMPETENT.”

And when Kanaya tries to reassure him and tell him that he’s okay, he disagrees.

“KANAYA: Thats Why Youre Our Leader Karkat
KARKAT: I’M NOT YOUR FUCKING LEADER!!!
KANAYA: Statements Like That Are Also Why Youre Our Leader
KARKAT: NO, I DON’T ACCEPT THAT.”

Karkat is still smarting from his failure years ago. He still holds himself accountable for the universe’s failure. And that might be a part of why he yields the leadership to Vriska so completely. He feels as if he’s incapable and he doesn’t want to be responsible for his friends’ deaths again.

TL;DR- Karkat Vantas needs to be protected.

regarding the whole thing with daft punk putting that message next to the shirt and everything
i’m honestly so happy they did that because it really means a lot to some people. to hear you’re strong and you’re beautiful- especially from one of your favorite bands- it means a lot. im not sure they realize that or not, but it is very important.
for some fans, its a nice little message, but for other fans, it means the world. 

anonymous asked:

Howdy. You're doubtless aware that most of our leaders are VERY wealthy (and often attorneys). How is this a "representative" govt.? If we vote to get people like us, with our desires, to leadership positions, why doesn't it ever seem to happen? (Have you ever heard of a presidential candidate who wasn't pro-war?) You're also doubtless familiar with the "good-ol'-boy network". Do you doubt that's why our leaders represent super-rich war profiteers, more than the average American? If so, how...

Indeed I doubt we have a truly representative government, the people on Capitol Hill are certainly not the people I would say represents the interests of the common citizen.  More over its politicians who are out to benefit themselves or benefit their benefactors (corporations, businesses, lobbying groups).

However, I do believe this is a problem that can be remedied, and I have a simple 5 step solution (with pictures) to solve this great problem.

1. Forget about the American Dream.  Move to Mongolia and become a nomad.

2. Become leader of your adopted tribe.

3. Unify all the other tribes under your rule and become “Great Kahn”.

4. Conquer most of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

5. Enjoy the riches of your new kingdom as your enemies are crushed and driven from you. Hear the lamentations of their women.