the breakdown of a hero

❛ atlantis: the lost empire ❜ sentence starters
  • “It’s just a myth, isn’t it? Pure fantasy?”
  • “Well, this is it. I’m finally getting out of the dungeon.”
  • “They can’t do this to me!”
  • “Besides, we need you here. We depend on you.”
  • “You have a lot of potential, [ NAME ]. Don’t throw it all away chasing fairytales.”
  • “Maybe the cold water will clear your head!”
  • “Who – who are you? How did you get in here?”
  • “I came down the chimney. Ho, ho, ho.”
  • “Relax. He doesn’t bite… often.”
  • “They said if anything were to happen to them, I should give it to you when you were ready. Whatever that means.”
  • “I’ll show them, I will make them believe!”
  • “You hear that, [ NAME ]? I’m going to the afterlife with a clear conscience by thunder!”
  • “If I could bring back just one shred of proof, that’d be enough for me.”
  • “Our lives are remembered by the gifts we leave our children.”
  • “You will not regret this! Boy, I am so excited, I – I can’t even hold it in!”
  • “Carrots… Why is it always carrots, I didn’t even eat carrots…”
  • “Blondie, I got a bone to pick with you!”
  • “Hey, junior, if you’re looking for the pony rides, they’re back there.”
  • “Gunpowder, nitroglycerine, notepads, fuses, wicks, glue… and paper clips, big ones. You know, just office supplies.”
  • “Yes, this should be enriching for all of us.”
  • “Back, foul creature! Back to the pit from whence you came!”
  • “So I said to him, what’s wrong with my meatloaf, and he says to me – ”
  • “Geez, I used to take lunch money from guys like this.”
  • “Hard to believe he’s still single.”
  • “You wanna do my job? Be my guest.”
  • “Melt the butter and bring out the bibs, I want this monster served up on a silver platter!”
  • “We’re all gonna die.”
  • “Don’t move, don’t breathe, don’t do anything… except pray, maybe.”
  • “Yeah, yeah, thank you very much, shut up.”
  • “Two for flinching.”
  • “You’re so skinny if you turned sideways and stuck out your tongue, you’d look like a zipper.”
  • “I sleep in the nude.”
  • “Somebody’s gonna have to suck out the poison… Don’t everybody jump up at once.”
  • “They can smell fear just by looking at you, so keep quiet.”
  • “About time someone hit him, I’m just sorry it wasn’t me.”
  • “There were not supposed to be people down here. This changes everything.”
  • “You presume much to think you are welcome here.”
  • “Our weapons allow us to remove obstacles we may encounter.”
  • “Some obstacles may not be removed by a mere show of force.”
  • “A thousand years ago you would have slain them on sight.”
  • “We were once a great people, now we live in ruins!”
  • “What they have to teach us, we have already learned.”
  • “I have some questions for you, and I’m not leaving the city until they’re answered!”
  • “You are a scholar, are you not? Judging by your diminished physique and large forehead, you are suited for nothing else!”
  • “All I can remember is the sky going dark and people shouting and running…”
  • “Don’t forget to eat the head! That’s where all the nutrients are.”
  • “We are like a stone the ocean beats against. With each passing year, a little more of us is worn away.”
  • “Oh yeah, I swim pretty girl – Pretty good, pretty good! I swim pretty good…”
  • “Why don’t you lead the way, because… I have no idea where we’re going.”
  • “Hey guys, what’s going on…? What’s with all the guns…?”
  • “I mean, I would’ve told you sooner, but it was on a strictly need-to-know basis and, well… Now you know.”
  • “What’s to know? It’s big, it’s shiny, it’s gonna make us all rich.”
  • “For once, do the smart thing.”
  • “You will destroy yourselves!”
  • “I’d suggest you put a bandage on that bleeding heart of yours, it doesn’t suit a mercenary.”
  • “Well I know, why don’t you translate, and I’ll wave the gun around!”
  • “All will be well, [ NAME ]. Be not afraid.”
  • “Hold your horses, loverboy.”
  • “But that’s what it’s all about, right? Money.”
  • “It’s called natural selection! We’re just helping it along.”
  • “That was an order, not a suggestion!”
  • “This is wrong and you know it!”
  • “You pick now of all times to grow a conscience?”
  • “Nobody got hurt! Well… maybe somebody got hurt, but… Nobody we knew!”
  • “Internal bleeding. There’s nothing more I can do.”
  • “What a nightmare. And I brought it here.”
  • “My burden would have become theirs when the time was right. But now it falls to you.”
  • “I followed you in, and I’ll follow you out. It’s your decision.”
  • “Oh, my decision? Well I think we’ve seen how effective my decisions have been.”
  • “Of course, in my experience, if you hit bottom… the only place left to go is up.”
  • “I didn’t say it was the smart thing… But it is the right thing.”
  • “C’mon, we better make sure he doesn’t hurt himself.”
  • “We’re gonna come in low and fast and take them by surprise.”
  • “I’ve got news for you, [ NAME ] is never surprised and they’ve got a lot of guns!”
  • “Great, well do you have any suggestions?”
  • “Yeah! Don’t get shot!”
  • “Holy smokes! You told me he only had guns!”
  • “What I said was they’re never surprised!”
  • “Okay, now things are getting good.”
  • “Alright, this is it. Any last words? … Yeah, I really wish I had a better idea than this!”
  • “That’s it, unless someone wants to jump.”
  • “Well I have to hand it to you, you’re a bigger pain in the neck than I would’ve ever thought possible.”
  • “Nothing personal.”
  • “Tired? That’s a darned shame! I’m just getting warmed up!”
  • “Ah, I don’t think the world needs another hero.”
  • “Nervous breakdown. You could say he went all to pieces.”
  • “I’m gonna miss that kid. At least they’re in a better place now…”
  • “I hope this piece of proof is enough for you. It sure convinced me.”

Subaru is honestly so charismatic.. 

S4 Meta: A Different Kind of Monty Appreciation Post

So a lot of fans have been talking about Monty being the MVP of the season and wishing Monty was more appreciated. I may be the only one who wishes Monty’s flaws in S4 were being recognized too. And not because I’m a Monty hater by any means, but because Monty’s flaws make him a more complex character. In my Cold Child Thawing essay, I discussed that - despite fandom’s perception of Monty as this precious cupcake - Monty is actually one of the most ruthless of the delinquents. I’m seeing a lot of anger directed towards Jasper and Harper for upsetting Monty in 4x9, but not much criticism of Monty’s lack of empathy and his disdainful judgements towards his suicidal loved ones. I can’t criticize Monty too harshly either. I don’t think it’s entirely his fault. Monty strikes me as one of those High IQ Low EQ types who can solve all manner of technical problems but is useless when it comes to dealing with emotional problems. It has to be said that despite Monty’s many heroic accomplishments in S4, he has neglected his personal relationships. And now it’s come home to roost.   

“Clarke thinks you’re expendable”

Like Clarke, Monty has always been a diehard Team Survive member and can in no way comprehend anyone not sharing his ‘survival at any cost’ mentality. So with this aspect of Monty in mind, let me put this on the table - I think Monty was pissed off about being excluded from Clarke’s list. To be fair, Monty should be pissed. I’M pissed at Monty not being on the list. Everyone is. While Monty later says that he might’ve agreed with Clarke’s decision, I don’t believe him. If you re-watch the scene where Jasper discovers the list, Monty is defending Clarke and insisting that she “has her reasons!”, etc, right up until the moment he’s told he’s not on it. This isn’t the only thing that gets Monty appalled enough to make the list public. Harper being left off and Jasper being shock-lashed and locked up also contributed to his decision. But I don’t believe that Monty was opposed to Clarke playing God and deceiving the Arkadian population like Jasper was. I think Monty understood Clarke’s secrecy and control over her list as necessary survival protocol. Monty defying Clarke over that list was personal. I’d also say that Monty’s actions through the rest of S4 go to show how much Monty took being left off Clarke’s list personally. Yes, Monty is the MVP of the season but that is largely because Monty’s been hankering after the role of MVP ever since Clarke deemed him expendable. Monty thought he’d already done enough to be worthy of the A Team (IMO, he had). So Monty finding out that he has not been ranked as one of the top 100 most valuable members of the Arkadian camp has made him even determined to prove his worth.

“Someone’s moving up in the world…”

Monty proving his usefulness in S4 has ranged from tirelessly contributing to field missions (if he’s not in an episode he’s off in the rover somewhere), to individual feats of heroism (surrendering himself to Ice Nation to warn them about the Riley situation) and exhibiting his intelligence (solving the bunker key). None of this is out of character for Monty. He has been a useful team player in past seasons too. But in S4 I feel he’s more proactive and assertive where he used to be subservient. Take Monty’s involvement in stopping the Ark mob killing Illian. Monty compares the situation to the delinquent mob hanging Murphy but in that situation Monty had been a passive bystander. More recently Monty set a mob of Grounder slaves on the Ice Nation guard who’d killed his dad. Why does Monty, who has previously been passive or even supportive of mob justice, now object to the mob executing Illian? In my view, it’s because mob rule in Arkadia would mean that Kane and Jaha have lost control. If there is no hierarchy then what is budding MVP Monty supposed to aspire to?

Monty has been working to make himself invaluable to the camp leaders and Harper teasingly notes that Monty is “moving up” when he’s asked to join the leaders on the Polis mission. Monty’s striving for status not only puts him in a stronger position to be chosen for survival if options become available again. I think Monty also wants to be in a position to save Harper and Jasper who were also deemed expendable as per Clarke’s list. Monty spends S4 largely ignoring Harper and Jasper’s symptoms of serious depression because he’s mistakenly convinced that finding a sanctuary will be one simple cure all to their emotional breakdowns. When Monty succeeds in being the hero and the two people he cares for most don’t instantly recover, he doesn’t get it. He is angry at them for being suicidal even though the red flags were there all along and Monty had disregarded them. Jasper and Harper instinctively recognize each other’s despair while Monty is blind to it. Blind to them.   

“Are you judging me, Monty?”

When Jasper addresses his DNR party crowd he tells them they’re free to leave and there will be no negative judgements on those who change their mind. As much as Jasper may be nihilistic, the delinquents are not getting this kind of choice or respect from Team Survive. Monty is a prime example of this. Monty judges Bellamy for abandoning the survival cause for just one night of fun. The DNR party is being called a suicide cult, but Team Survive are just as religious about their ideology, frowning on those who lose the faith. Monty’s judgement of Harper is even worse, calling a suicidal person a coward being one of the most emotionally tone deaf things you can do. Harper and Jasper have both braved enough dangers during their time on earth. They are both broken Gryffindors who have fought for their own lives and their friends. What they’re questioning now is whether this fight is worth it when life comes in endless cycles of pain. If Monty had got them both to come to Polis they’d have been greeted by another bloody war. However, the decision over whether to leave the DNR group to their choice is still a very difficult issue. In the real world, you would certainly not let drunk traumatized children lock themselves in a room to die. Monty wants Jaha to take them by force. He argues that they are “wasted”, not mentally competent enough to make a sane decision. It is Bellamy, not Monty, who defends the DNR group’s free will. Monty’s not entirely wrong, but he fails to show empathy for Jasper and Harper the way Bellamy empathizes with them.

Ultimately I think Monty has made the best decision he could have under the circumstances. It would’ve been wrong to force those kids to go to Polis but it also felt wrong to abandon them. Jasper and Harper are Monty’s people and what were all his survival efforts for if he’s left alone? This is the problem that Monty has to solve now and emotional problems are not his strength. But at least he has the right approach now. Like Jasper said “If you think you have the best idea then you have to convince people” not take away their free will. So if Monty wants to convince those kids that it’s worth trying to survive then the first thing he needs to do is try to understand them. Not look at them as cowards or crazies. If Monty can do that he really will be the MVP.

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lightringstars  asked:

I'm gonna attempt to give FE heroes some faith on the gauntlet because they at least recognized that a lot of matches are one sided and are doing the "triple score for the weaker team" attempt to amend it. But I'm still expecting Tharja to win (but unlike Lucina and Camilla I will not be joining Tharja's team in the end). But I don't actually know who'll I'll support yet. I'm leaning toward Julia because I like her design, but I'm not particularly attached to anyone for this gauntlet.

I think we all already know Tharja is gonna take a shower with everyone else’s blood. 

But think of all the fanarts we’ll get of Tharja having a nervous breakdown over killing Robin.

anonymous asked:

Episode 8 jack gets his sword back


Obviously, yeah. Following typical hero story archetypes, the breakdown of this season is most likely going to be:

Episodes 1 - 3: Introduction and buildup

Episodes 4 - 6: Character arcs and story development

Episodes 7-10: Finale, with episode 8 building up suspense- aka- Jack finds the sword, episode 9 consisting of most of the action (probably Jack, Ashi, The Scotsman, and other allies teaming up against Aku) and ending on an ominous cliffhanger, and episode 10 reaching the climax (killing Aku and going back to the past) of all the built up suspense and action within the first 10 minutes, then having the last half be an epilogue to wrap up the show. 

Now this is all just an educated guess, but lol imma go ahead and call it lol

Akumasona/Miracusona Week 1! April 20-25, 2016. BOTH artists and writers!

Hey Miraculers! welcome to Akuma/Miracusona week 1! so excited to start this and hopefully continue with more weeks as we get more seasons. (season 2!!) 

Here are the prompts 

ps: akumasona is your villain identity and miracusona is your hero identity!

Day 1: Your Akumasona. 

:Name, breakdown of costume design, special power, where is the akuma? (ie: umbrella, necklace) 

Day 2: Your Miracusona 

:Name, breakdown of costume design, special power, what is your miraculous? draw your Kwami! feel free to talk about your kwami’s personality, what they eat to recharge, what they do when not in action? 

Day 3: Dynamic Duo

: Do you have a partner? draw them! You can create your own partner for your akumasona/miracusona or interact with another Miraculer and draw them as your partner! maybe write a short story? 

Day 4: The Past

: Who was the previous Miraculous holder? Draw/write about this person!

: How did you get akumatized? Draw/write! 

Day 5: Civilian ID 

: Who are you when you are not akumatized/ using your miraculous? Parents? friends? Country of origin? 

Optional/Replacement prompts

(just in case ;) ) 

:How do you imagine your future? passing on the miraculous? 

: Draw some fighting poses! 

: How about some more international superheroes? Draw or write this if you are outside Paris! It would be very cool to see/read some other monuments and scenes  

The prompts are very mmm standard for now because we do plan on having more weeks as more information about miraculous gets out and possibly with the release of season 2 and etc etc, but PLEASE dive into these as much as you would like! 

the official tag is #aksonawk1 please use that tag to tag us or mention us directly with @akumasonas

@ladyofacat, @official-ladyblog @miraculosblog and maybe @miraculousubs could you reblog this? thank you! 

What if the Flashfam didn’t immediately forgive the Rogues for killing Bart after they killed Thad. Like, when the Rogues try to start mid-fight banter the only response they get is an even harder ass-beating than usual. (Hartley is forgiven, though)

But Barry wasn’t alive when that stuff went down so he just does business as usual. And maybe a clip of him and Captain Cold having a nice conversation or something gets online and everyone is like “what the fuck, Barry!?” Meanwhile Bart’s just having a mental breakdown about how his grandpa, his hero, would rather hang out with a convicted murderer than him. (It doesn’t help that Bart was the one getting murdered)