the eaten heart

I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?
—  Voltaire, Candide: or, Optimism

Chris/Seb/Alex/Tom: Have you eaten?

or

Steve/Bucky/Ivar/Loki: Are you hungry?

Me:

@sebstanchrisevanchickforever19 @papi-chulo-bucky @harrisbn @magellan-88 @stars8melanin @erisjade @kimistry27 @behindthesehazeleyes27 @wildaboutchrisevans @suz-123 @nys30 @harleycativy @avengedqueen26 @ivartheboneme @ivarthefuckboy @bubbleboss17 @tiyetiye @jazzytee

Just saying.  Billy could have taken Bob's place in that lab and Season 2 would have been even better.  11/10.  However illogical, I would have readily accepted it.  And I say this as somebody that wholeheartedly ships the possibilities of Joyce and her Hop, okay?  Bob Newby was the precious, pure superhero of my heart.

And to think, I was all set to resent him. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any thoughts on the quirk drugs? Like with the enhancing one maybe it wears down your quirk over time?

Quirk-Erasing Drugs and Quirk-Enhancing Drugs

I talked about the Quirk drugs a little here

I didn’t go in-depth during that post though. I’ll talk about them more here. 

The Internship Arc isn’t only about saving Eri. It’s about stopping the production of the Quirk-erasing drugs.

According to chapter 135, humans with Quirks have a special body mechanism called “plus alpha.” If this mechanism is stopped, Quirks are erased. Eraserhead’s Quirk temporarily halts this mechanism, but the Quirk-erasing drugs DAMAGES IT. 

The stronger the Quirk-enhancing drug is, the more damage it can do to the plus alpha mechanism. Tamaki was hit with a weaker Quirk-erasing drug, so his body mechanism was able to heal.

Overhaul creates these Quirk-erasing drugs using his daughter’s blood cells because her blood cells attack the plus alpha body mechanism. 

It’s horrifying to think about because Overhaul gets her blood by destroying parts of her body by using his dismantling Quirk before repairing the destroyed body part so that she doesn’t bleed to death. She wears bandages because Overhaul keeps destroying her arms to get her blood. 

The horrifying child abuse alone is enough to go save Eri. 

Furthermore, the Quirk-erasing drugs themselves are even more devastating. If the drugs’ production continues, Quirk-erasing drugs that permanently erases Quirks could be created. These drugs destroy the plus alpha mechanism and can permanently take the Quirks of countless heroes, causing society to lose countless heroes.

Because Overhaul is making these drugs using Eri, these Quirk-erasing drugs are spread to many different organizations. If this continues, a countless number of villains and thugs will have these drugs and take away the Quirks of many heroes and innocent individuals. 

Saving Eri isn’t only about stopping child abuse. It’s about stopping the production of Quirk-erasing drugs to save the lives of potentially millions of people. If heroes lose their Quirks, then society will go into shambles and the era of heroes will end. Saving Eri is worth risking the lives of heroes and using all available resources. 

The Quirk-erasing drugs are as devastating as the Quirk-enhancing drugs. 

The Quirk-enhancing drugs are pretty powerful. The one this thug uses is amazingly strong.

However, according to Fat Gum, the drug he uses is an inferior type from Asia. There are stronger Quirk-enhancing drugs from America that last two hours. Two hours is a long time to be overpowered. The ones from America possibly have stronger effects too. That’s SCARY to think about.

As Kirishima says, it’s important to keep these drugs off the street.

The drug we don’t know too much about is the Quirk-enhancing drug. There has to be negative side effects to using the drug. As Bakugou has said, a Quirk is a body mechanism. Quirks can’t use their powers without consequences. The power of the Quirk has to come from somewhere. 

Quirk-enhancing drugs remind me of anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids make muscles and bones stronger. However, there are side effects. Anabolic steroids are hormones. Using them would cause the body to have an unnatural amount of hormones. As a result, anabolic steroids cause hormonal side effects. Hormones are chemical messagers that control various body mechanisms, such as hunger and sleep. Messing up with hormones can mess up all your body mechanisms, which is why steroids can give people heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes, stomach irritation, ect.

The Quirk-enhancing drugs probably have a similar wide range of side effects. The drug probably works opposite from the Quirk-erasing drugs. Instead of inhibiting the plus alpha body mechanism, the drug enhances the plus alpha body mechanism. The side effects are probably determined by how the plus alpha mechanism is affected. It is a body mechanism, so there’s a good chance the Quirk-enhancing drug uses hormones, neurotransmitters, or other chemical messengers to affect the body mechanism. However, affecting one body mechanism affects others. The alpha body mechanism has to work with other body mechanisms in order for Quirks to work, and body mechanisms are all connected through the circulatory system, the nervous system, and other body systems.

Let’s use Momo as an example. Momo’s Quirk uses her fat cells.This means her plus alpha body mechanism works with her circulatory system and any other mechanism involved in fat usage. If the Quirk-enhancing drug hits her, her body alpha mechanism isn’t the only one affected. Her fat usage mechanism would also be affected since we know that her fat cells are used to create objects. Her fat cells could be affected in negative ways. She could lose too many fat cells, and then starve herself. Or, if her body senses her fat cells are being used too quickly, her body could eat away at her muscles for energy. Her heart in particular could also be affected because the heart is a muscle. Having her heart being eaten away could cause Momo to have a heart attack or other problems. Also, Momo having her fat and muscles being eaten away altogether could cause her body to shut down. Other body mechanisms could be affected since all body mechanisms are connected. The negative side effects are endless. Other Quirk users would suffer just as devastating side effects as Momo would.

let the moon do what she does

A reunion “fix-it” for @abbadons-little-witch and @hencethebravery because we’re aching. Spoilers for 6x14. ~1k words.

She’s at war with herself.

She watches the Nautilus break above the threshold of the sea, first its scope, then the entire body of the submarine. As the vessel grows nearer and nearer, Emma can feel her walls climbing up to shield against the impending disappointment when Killian does not come off that ship. Part of her thinks it’s stupid to believe that he’d be there. She’s looked everywhere, and so why should Nemo’s ship be any different.

And then there’s that gnawing feeling in her gut, the one that tells her when he’s sad, when he’s hiding something, and most importantly, when he’s in danger. It’s that ache that feels much like the last one, and if something happened to him (again) she isn’t sure how she’ll make it this time. Not after everything they’ve been through, not after they’ve gotten so close to a happy future.

Nemo is the first to come out, eyes scanning over the few people that came to welcome them back. Emma had been under the impression that Nemo would be departing with Liam and his crew indefinitely, which is what caught her eye when she felt the rumble of the submarine surfacing. When the captain’s gaze lands on her, Emma swears she sees him soften.

It appears as though someone might be coming out next, but suddenly they’re shoved out of the way and a familiar head of inky hair pokes out from the hatch. Emma’s heart stops in her chest, and if only for a moment, everything feels like it’s falling back into place.

Killian,” she chokes in a quiet voice that sounds half like a whimper. As if the wind carried his sweet name to his ears, his head snaps up. The moonfall that reflects on the water is enough illuminescence to show Emma the comforting blues of his eyes. One look at him and she realizes there will never be a place where she doesn’t belong completely to him.

She sees him say her name, a recognizable shape on his lips. He must be saying it in his own whispers of disbelief, because she can’t hear it until he comes barreling forward.

A few quick observations meet her acquaintance as he rushes forward. The first being that he is filthy, patches of blood and dirt sticking to his messy hair and skin. Then she realizes that she seems to be walking toward him, a reflex that takes over when he comes near her like a magnet. The last things she notices are the few tears that trace down his cheek, smearing away dirt in their tracks.

“Emma?” he calls, boots stomping on the snowy ground. “Emma.”  

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I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?
I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life. This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our more stupid melancholy propensities, for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one’s very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?
—  Candide by Voltaire

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이틀동안 너무 행복했습니다 평생 못잊을 소중한 순간이였습니다 감사해요 아미!! 언넝 푹자요!

I was so happy these two days. These were important moments that I will not forget forever. Thank you ARMY!! Sleep well quickly!

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Honestly, my favorite thing about The House of Many Ways might be this one line on the inside flap, “And where Sophie is, can the wizard Howl and fire demon Calcifer be far behind?” Because of the implication that wherever Sophie goes, they just turn up, utterly uninvited, to make sure she’s okay and probably because they accidentally nearly flooded the Castle without her. Plus she needs to settle an argument as to whose fault it was exactly that the bacon got burned. And I bet it’s reciprocated - Calcifer’s gone for more than a day? Howl and Sophie race abroad to make sure he hasn’t eaten anyone else’s heart or gotten turned into a carpet again. Howl goes away on business for the king? Sophie and Calcifer are on his heels, to ensure that he isn’t ensnared by some floozy witch or offending anyone too important. You just can’t get rid of them.

Love and War

Strange Magic

Bog/Marianne, K rating

This is a story about two kingdoms, side by side, but worlds apart. And at war.

When the Bog King finally wins his war against the Fairy Kingdom, he decides that a political marriage with the eldest daughter of the deposed Fairy King will help to promote peace. 

Obviously, he’s never met Marianne.

AO3 | FFN


The war for love is over. The Fairy Kingdom has lost.

The King of the Dark Forest has outlawed love throughout all his lands—lands which now include the former Fairy Kingdom.

So it is understood implicitly that the marriage which has been arranged between the King of the Dark Forest and Princess Marianne, the eldest daughter of the deposed Fairy King, is to be political in nature only.

Princess Marianne is not best pleased.

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Causerie

by Charles Baudelaire

You are an autumn sky, suffused with rose…
Yet sadness rises in me like the sea,
And on my sombre lip, when it outflows,
Leaves its salt burning slime for memory.

Over my swooning breast your fingers stray;
In vain, alas! My breast is a void pit
Sacked by the tooth and claw of woman. Nay,
Seek not my heart; the beasts have eaten it!

My heart is as a palace plundered
By the wolves, wherein they gorge and rend and kill,
A perfume round thy naked throat is shed…

Beauty, strong scourge of souls, O work thy will!
Scorch with thy fiery eyes which shine like feasts
These shreds of flesh rejected by the beasts!

Oh honey it’s much too late for me. The demons have poisoned my heart and eaten my soul
—  In reply to someone saying they’re there for me. I don’t need anyone there for me.