the hatred was clearly there

pittsburgh penguins ranked in order of how much they hate me
  1. evgeni malkin: posts pictures of himself on social media, knowing that i will see them and cry. grows patchy playoff beards that i am somehow attracted to. fights all the time. snipes filthy goals. takes,,, so many penalties. clearly wants me dead.
  2. sidney crosby: every time he giggle-honks it is a personal attack on my well-being and i am 98% sure he knows it. also continues to wear The Hat despite knowing that i love his post-game curls.
  3. kris letang: has a v cute son and a v pretty wife and doesn’t ever bring them over to my house ???? v v rude, tanger. obviously hates me a great deal.
  4. patric hornqvist: gives me heart palpations whenever he’s shirtless. which is always.
  5. brian dumoulin: deliberately made me fall in love with him before revealing himself as a frat boy who doesn’t know what indy music is in some bizarre plot to end me. 
  6. phil kessel: hasn’t given me his sister’s phone number, so clearly doesn’t want me to be happy.
  7. carl hagelin: has prettier hair than me. knows he has prettier hair than me. chooses to flaunt the fact that he has prettier hair than me. clearly a lot of hatred there.
  8. trevor daley: has yet to teach me his skin care routine or secrets for looking Like That.
  9. chris kunitz: is 37 years old and still looks so Good that it can only be an attempt to end my life.
  10. olli maatta: a literal ray of sunshine who wants to burn me alive from the inside out with the power of his smile.
  11. justin schultz: has a sinister plot to make me attracted to men with missing teeth and beards.
  12. matt cullen: is Team Dad but refuses to adopt me.
  13. nick bonino: posts pictures of maisie and jake together with the understanding that i will see these pictures and pass out. obviously wishes me harm.
  14. conor sheary: knows that i die a little every time he gets injured. still has the audacity to allow himself to be injured.
  15. jake guentzel: hasn’t proposed to me yet???????? obviously hates me at least a little.
  16. bryan rust: hasn’t responded to any of my long, extensive, hand-written love letters. clearly dislikes me.
  17. matt murray: has a Large Dog named beckham that he will post about but will not bring to my home so i can pet???? wtf matt.
  18. marc-andre fleury: loves me, supports me, wants me to be happy.

there’s something i can’t get off my mind and that’s the notion that the only reason taylor swift has became so successful is because of mass manipulation. i can’t get it off my mind because i find that notion to be SO unbelievably offensive due to the fact it’s predicated on the idea that swift fans are inherently vulnerable and easily manipulated… WELL

i’m a highly educated, independent and confident woman who happens to love taylor swift because she is a supremely talented musician and an ever better human being who has always put her fans at the centre of everything that she does. i’m not vulnerable, i’m not alone, i’m not overly sensitive (as if any of those things are inherently ‘bad’) and i don’t need her to fill some massive void in my life that she has somehow made me believe exists through careful and calculated manipulation. i want taylor swift in my life because she makes everything i experience, good or bad, make sense. because having her music as the soundtrack to my life makes everything i experience that much better. because she’s someone i can look up to, someone i can rely on. a constant. someone who i know will do the utmost to be the best version of herself she can possibly be. she is not, and has never been, the condescending and often aggressive tweets about her personal life. she is not the sexist underestimations of her talent. she is not the uninformed and bias think pieces about her character.

there’s nothing sinister behind the fact so many millions of people love and support her. people support her because they’ve grown up with her, because she’s always been humble, charitable and giving with her time. because they admire her talent, her business acumen, her drive to succeed…because despite her success, she has never changed. above all people support her because they sense that she’s a good person…and as time goes on i become more and more convinced that the truly vulnerable people are the ones who incessantly direct hatred towards her…because clearly they don’t know what it means to be good, or to have someone be good towards them…and that’s the real exposé.

Attention Seeker | Part Three

Originally posted by mvssmedia

Genre: Angst

Pairing: Jimin x Reader

Word Count: 2.241

Part OnePart Two

Water kept running into your bathtub as you stood in front of it, just staring at the gently splashing water. You had closed the bathroom door, in order to deaden the sound of Jimin calling out for you and the echo of his fists hitting your front door over and over again. 

Tears were running down your cheeks as you turned the water off after it hit the edge of the tub and made the first step into the bathtub, soaking your pants completely. You didn’t care though. Right now, nothing but the pain your body was experiencing, was important to you. All you could feel was the pain in your heart, consuming all energy and all thoughts. So you continued to slowly slide into the tub until your whole body was under water, except for your head.

“Of course it’s a joke (Y/N). ARMY would never say those things and mean it.”

You shook your head in frustration.

“You’re only jealous because I spend so much time away with them and can’t give you enough attention.”

Another knife being slammed into your heart.

“You know you’re being really dramatic right now, right? Quit the games and face reality.”

A tear rolled down your face, leaving a salty taste on your lips.

“I risked everything for you!”

Sure he did.

“I always loved you more than you loved me and I’m basically giving you a second chance but you’re being like this.“

His words wouldn’t stop running through your mind so you ducked your head under water, taking a deep breath before doing so and closing your eyes, reminiscing in the dullness of being underwater. The quietness should have made it worse to ignore your thoughts but somehow it soothed you, making goosebumps rise all over your body as you just laid there on your back. The water was cold as ice but none of your senses registered the feeling of tiny needles ramming their way into your skin, leaving a numb yet painful feeling. In the distance you could make out the noise of a door crashing and yells becoming louder but nothing bothered you in that situation. 

Your lungs started burning, aching for air and your brain slowly seemed to throb inside of your skull but your lips formed into a soft smile. Weirdly enough, you were at peace in the middle of this chaos and your mind was relaxed while your body began to fight against the lack of vital resources.

All of a sudden, the dull sound of a door being slammed open, making your makeup fall of the sink and scatter all over the floor, your name being called hysterically, was audible. Two firm hands closed around your wrist, dragging you out of the water in one swift move and wiping your gentle smile off your face, replacing it by a shocked expression while gasping for air hysterically. Chokes erupted through your body while your lungs felt like someone was squishing them together, not letting go before you breathed properly.

“(Y/N)!”, Jimin’s cries were accompanied by his heartbreaking sobs, strong arms engulfing you in a painful hug, his tears molding together with the icy water on your skin.

You just stayed there in his arms, like in a trance, not realizing what had happened. Leaning into his touch, you breathed in his scent, closing your eyes in a loving yet heartbroken state. 

“Jimin…”, you whispered against his body. In response he let out sobs while gently placing his hands on each sides of your face, eyes staring at you widely. Tears streamed down his face as his thumbs softly rubbed over your cheeks wiping away your tears, shaking his head in shock and disbelief.

“I’m so sorry (Y/N), so so sorry. I.-”, he choked on his words and you wrapped your arms around his shaking figure, forgetting your own pain as you saw him breaking in front of you.

“I’m such a fucking idiot. I- I should have listened to you -I”, he cried out, not letting go of your small frame in between his arms as if to make sure, you wouldn’t step back into that bathtub. 

“Shh, Jimin”, you said calmly, surprising yourself by the calmness your voice carried while your mind wouldn’t stop running wild. What the hell did I just do?

“I don’t deserve someone as wonderful as you (Y/N), you were always there for me b-but when y-you needed me I-I was a complete d-dickhead!”, his eyes were puffy and swollen as he hid his face in the crook of your neck, taking in your scent. The scent that he thought he might never smell again. From the person he thought he had lost forever.

“Please don’t leave me”, his body was shaking under your touch, goosebumps visible on his arms.

“I won’t, I promise”, you answered and kissed the top of his head gently. 

You were sitting on your couch, wrapped up in a fluffy blanket, a cup of tea in your hand and Jimin sitting right next to you. There was space between the two of you, no part of your bodies was touching the other one. You were quietly sipping on your tea while Jimin was just staring at his fingers on his lap, small tears still streaming down his face. Your face was blank but Jimin’s looked full of hurt and regret, self hatred clearly displaced on its features.

After a while of just sitting next to each other in silence, he turned his face over to you.


His voice was shaking and his eyes had millions of different emotions in them, making it impossible for you to tell what he was thinking. All you could make out was the pain being supported by his tears and fragile state.

“Why what?”, you asked in confusion and slightly furrowed your eyebrows at him before taking another sip of your tea he had made for you. It had the right amount of sugar in it, just the way you liked it. He knew how you hated bitter drinks.

“Why were you in that bathtub? Why-”, he sighed deeply and looked away for a split second before focusing on your face again. “Why did you promise me that you wouldn’t leave me when I hurt you so bad?”

Again, his eyes filled with tears as he bit down on his lips, kneading his fingers together in anxiousness. 

“You thought, I was trying to take my own life right?”, you whispered, letting your index finger glide under his chin, lifting it up so he would look at you. He nodded in response, erupting in new sobs and you quickly grabbed his hand, trying to sooth him a little bit.

“I didn’t. I was just trying to get the pain away from my heart onto somewhere else on my body”, you sighed as you looked down. “I thought I would die from the pain I was feeling in my chest. Getting your heart ripped out by hand while someone else stabbed you in the chest seemed to be less painful than the heartache I was experiencing. That’s why I went in there. I wanted to feel pain somewhere else to be able to ignore or forget the pain that was making me go crazy. As soon as I sunk into the water, the iciness took over my body and everything went numb. I could relax.”

Jimin sniffled next to you and you looked up to meet his gaze. “Even though I wasn’t planning to kill myself, it felt so soothing to be in there. I don’t know if I would have just forgotten myself after a while and let the numbness take over me”, you squeezed his hand as your thumb slid over the back of his hand. 

“Thank you for getting me out of there before I could have done something stupid without noticing”, you breathed out just loud enough for him to hear and he let his head fall back in pain, biting down on his lips in frustration, holding onto your hand in desperation. 

“I promised you to not leave you because that’s what I’m going to do Jimin”, your voice was stern, making his eyes turn to you again. “I’m not going to leave the way you thought I would. I’m not going to commit suicide, I will not hurt myself or do anything stupid. But we’re still over Jimin. I’m sorry.”

Desperation broke out of Jimin as he jumped up but fell down in the next second, landing in front of your knees, hands placing themselves around your legs, face looking up at you pleadingly. “No please (Y/N), please don’t let us be over! I beg you please, I can’t live without you. I-”, he took a deep breath, trying to calm himself down before his emotions could take over him completely. He was already losing control over them but he realized, he needed to prove to you why you shouldn’t leave instead of just pleading and begging. He had hurt you deeply, deeper than anyone ever had. 

“I saw it. I saw everything. I was about to leave your front door when a group of fans came up the stairs and I hid behind the plants your neighbor has in front of her apartment. I heard what they said about you. Cruel things, things only mad people would say, as they left notes in front of your apartment. When they left, I opened the letters and I’m so sorry for not believing you (Y/N). I’m such an idiot. After I read their threats, I went downstairs and saw the same girls being chased away by the caretaker of your apartment building. I was furious from the letters still but confused as to why he was so upset and angry at them but as he got closer, he recognized me and stopped. You know what your caretaker said to me? ‘This is the third time this week that they vandalize our walls. If your people don’t do something real fast, I’m suing all of you and kicking (Y/N) out. I can’t afford all this painting and repairing anymore. I don’t shit money like you!’”, his voice broke and he closed his eyes in order to keep new tears from streaming down his face. By now, you were the one crying.

“I believe you, I believe everything you said. I know that saying this now won’t make my behavior from earlier disappear. Honestly, I don’t know what to do to make you realize that I love you more than I love myself and that I regret it so much that I didn’t believe you from the beginning. I regret being so ignorant and thinking that the love of my life would invent something like this, something so serious that she has been dealing with since we started dating. I can’t believe you were able to hide all of this from me for this long. You went through this every single day and never told me because you wanted to keep me safe. And what did I do? Treat you like complete shit. I’m such an asshole (Y/N) and I understand that you want to erase me out of your life, because I would do the same if I were you. But please, please give me another chance and let me show you that I can treat you better than that. I can treat you the way you deserve to be treated. I will shower you with flowers every day, I will write you love letters that I usually keep to myself, I will make you breakfast every morning before I have to leave. I will make sure everyone who even slightly sends hate towards you, gets sued and charged for their behavior. I will do everything so that you know that you’re my princess, you’re my everything. I’m nothing without you (Y/N).”

You had your hands pressed over your mouth, stopping yourself from sobbing out loud as your face was covered by salty water. Jimin had made a mistake. A huge mistake that he regretted deeply. He had hurt you worse than anyone could have ever hurt you. Worse than anyone could ever imagine. The pain had been unbearable and sitting across from him, having him say all those words, made your chest hurt yet your tummy fill with thousands of butterflies. It was mixture of emotions, a feeling you couldn’t describe. A feeling you didn’t know existed until then.

“Do you mean this?”, you asked in confusion, not knowing what else to be saying in that situation. Jimin frantically nodded his head, holding your hands now in his own, softly kissing every centimeter of them.

“I wouldn’t say these things if I wasn’t being honest, you know me.”

Erupting into heartbreaking sobs you knelt down next to him, flinging your arms around his neck and pulling him close. Jimin instinctively wrapped his arms around your frame, holding the both of you up as you sobbed into his shoulder, while clinging onto him in exasperation. 

“I love you Jimin”, you sobbed and he sighed audibly. “I love you (Y/N). So much.”

You slowly leaned back to look into his eyes seriously. “If you ever do something like this, you’re dead.”

A small smile spread across his lips before he nodded. “Got it, babe. I will make sure that I will never be this stupid again, I promise.”


Advanced English Vocab 2

confidant (n.) a person entrusted with secrets (Not the same as confident!)

“Shortly after we met, he became my confidant.”

connive (v.) to plot, scheme

“She connived to get me to give up my plan of starting a new business.” 

  • conniving (adj.) describes one who connives or schemes

cumulative (adj.) increasing, building upon itself

“His vast improvement in English was the cumulative effect of hours spent using the World English website.”

debase (v.) to lower the quality or esteem of something

“The large paycheck that he gave himself debased his motives for running the charity.”

decry (v.) to openly criticise 

“Andrzej Lepper, the leader of the Polish Self Defense party, decried the appalling state of Polish roads.”

deferential (adj.) showing respect for another’s authority

“Donata is always excessively deferential to any kind of authority figure.” 

demure (adj.) quiet, modest, reserved

“Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, Alicia remained demure.”

deride (v.) to laugh at mockingly, to scorn

“The native speaker often derided the other teacher’s accent.”

  • derisive (adj.) mocking, scornful, describes one who derides or scorns

despot (n.) one who has total power and rules brutally

“The despot issued a death sentence for anyone who disobeyed his laws.”

  • despotic (adj.) describes one who behaves like a despot

diligent (adj.) showing care in doing one’s work

“The diligent researcher made sure to double check her measurements.”

  • diligence (n.) the demonstration of care in one’s work

elated (adj.) overjoyed, thrilled

“When he found out he had won the lottery, the postman was elated.”

  • elation (n.) extreme happiness, the feeling of being elated

eloquent (adj.) expressive, articulate, moving

“The best man gave such an eloquent speech that most guests were crying.”

  • eloquence (n.) expressiveness, the quality of being eloquent, the ability to be articulate

embezzle (v.) to steal money by falsifying records

“The accountant was fired for embezzling $20,000 of the company’s funds.”

empathy (n.) sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own

“I feel so much empathy for my sister that when she’s upset, so am I.”

  • empathetic (adj.) sensitive, describes one who has empathy

enmity (n.) mutual hatred, hostility 

“John and Scott have clearly not forgiven each other, because the enmity between them is obvious to everyone around them.”

erudite (adj.) learned, knowledgeable 

“My English teacher is such an erudite scholar that he has translated some of the most difficult Old English poetry.” 

extol (v.) to praise, revere

“Kamila extolled the virtues of a vegetarian diet to her meat-loving boyfriend.”

fabricate (v.) to make up, invent

“When I arrived an hour late to class, I fabricated some excuse about my car breaking down on the way to work.”

facet (n.) one of several sides

“I never realized that Maria liked art so much.  I guess it’s a more hidden facet of her personality.” 

(This can also refer to physical sides, usually in the context of a cut jewel.)

I am making a separate post because I don’t want to reblog someone else’s post that is already pretty long and then add to it. So please don’t think that this post is passive aggressive. 

First let me start by saying that everyone and every couple in VK has at times paralleled in some way or another. So as I said before parallels abound in VK. They are all over the place. But the question is who is meant to parallel who the most? How are we meant to see it? How does Hino want us to see it?

There are some things that I personally think are obvious. But like I said there are still times when even Zero and Kaname have paralleled each other. So Hino has a thing for parallels in order to show how actions and beliefs change your outcome depending on how you deal with your lot in life.

Now to get to it.

Juuri and Yuuki represent light in VK. Their light was not able to save Rido or Kaname. But their light was special to Haruka and Zero.

Haruka and Zero both really did die. They both died smiling at the woman they spent their entire life with. They both told their loved one how happy they had been. Kaname did not die. He was a pureblood and was preserved in ice by Aidou. So Kaname has yet to actually truly die. Both Zero and Haruka’s deaths seemed more tragic simply because they both evaporated. One into dust because he was a regular vampire and one into glass shards because he was a pureblood. That is completely a parallel there. They both LEFT this earth. They both loved one woman all of their lives. They both stood by that said woman for all of their lives. They both found happiness through the only woman they ever loved. They both smiled and said calming things to the one they loved at the end of their lives. They didn’t have to use that time to try to set their loved one free from the emotional pain they had caused them. They didn’t need to explain their actions or try to atone for sins that they had committed. 

Haruka and Zero both had to wait for quite sometime to have their love fully returned. Haruka and Juuri and Yuuki and Zero had the same kind of friendly combative relationship. It was not the same for Yuuki towards Kaname. She worshiped him and rarely stood up to him.

Haruka and Juuri started the initial pacifism cause and may I say that Zero and Yuuki finished it. Kaname was the one who truly hated his own kind. He actually was not for pacifism. He went around trying to kill his own kind which in turn caused a small war between vampires and humans. That is not pacifism. Zero’s hatred was only born out of what Kaname set in motion to try to get Zero to become his weapon and kill all vampires but Zero was too kind and would never do such a thing. When we use the word kind, who else comes to mind? Haruka!!

Both Haruka and Zero tell their loved one that they were happy before they die. Haruka died knowing that Juuri would sacrifice her life shortly after to make their loved one, Yuuki, human. Zero died knowing that Yuuki would use her life shortly after to make her loved one, Kaname, human.

Haruka had one child of his own and raised Kaname, the ancestor, who was not his child and may I add was also the cause of the death of his real son. Although it was not ancestor Kaname’s fault, but still it took a whole lot of kindness to raise a child who was indirectly responsible for your loved one’s death. Zero had one child of his own and raised Ai, the daughter of the man who intentionally set out to ruin his life and turn him into a weapon and was directly related to not only his parents’ deaths but also Ichiru’s. That takes a whole lot of kindness, on a whole other level, to raise the child of the man responsible for your family’s deaths and your own suffering.

Kaname had hatred for his own kind and tried so very hard to get Zero to feel that way but in the end what Yuuki’s light couldn’t do for Kaname it did for Zero. Zero never hated vampires or purebloods until Kaname released Shizuka and Shizuka killed Zero’s family. So I would argue that the very light Kaname saw in Yuuki should have saved him from his hatred of vampires and purebloods but it didn’t. The same way Juuri’s light could not have saved Rido.

I always find it pretty funny when one of the main characters, in more ways than one, is compared to another dark character and yet people refuse to acknowledge that. Kaname himself realizes who he is most like and it’s NOT Haruka. Haruka did NOT have darkness in his soul. Rido did and so did Kaname.

We can’t use the Zero and Kaien because their both hunters parallel, simply because Zero is a special case. He is not only a hunter but also a real vampire at the same time. Kaien is not a vampire even if he has higher levels of the hooded woman’s genes. Kaien has never craved blood nor drank blood ever. He is totally human with more of the hooded woman’s genes than most hunters. Zero actually has fangs and drinks blood and is a vampire.

Both Zero and Haruka fell in love first. They had to wait for quite sometime for the object of their affection to look their way. That can not be said about Yuuki towards Kaname as she was quite smitten with him right from the start. Kaname never had to work at it for Yuuki’s love. 

Also may I add that by the time Kaien met Juuri she was already married to Haruka so we really can’t call it a love triangle, can we?!! Unless we think that Kaien would make a move on a married woman and that Juuri would even look that way. The answer is no. Juuri was already Happily married to Haruka when her and Kaien met. There was not an LT. It was Kaien being smitten by Juuri’s warmth, like the burning rays of the sun and also by seeing Haruka and Juuri together loving and laughing just like humans. He came to realize that vampires had feelings just like humans. Zero already knew this from the day he was born. Why do you think he tried to save Yagari’s fiance who was level e. Zero never was born hating anyone or anything. Zero and Yuuki and Haruka and Juuri represent pacifism. 

It always amazes me when people forget that Zero was kind by nature. That he never would have had any hatred at all to overcome had it not been for Kaname!!! Hino clearly showed us that Kaname hated himself and all of his kind. He wanted to rid the world of his kind and turn Yuuki human therefore ending his own life. He went against everything that Juuri and Haruka stood for. Kaname held hatred in his heart for his race. People overlook what Hino tried to show and that is sad. 

When Hino had Shizuka tell Kaname that by killing her and drinking her blood he had chosen darkness and would walk that path, what do you think that was for. It was to show that he had chosen not to follow the light. He had chosen to fall into darkness with no chance for a good outcome. That does not parallel Haruka but it does parallel Rido.

Kaien was left with both Yuuki and Zero. Kaname is left with both Ai and Ren. Yuuki and Zero gave a different type of meaning to Kaien’s life. Ren and Ai will do the same for Kaname. Yuuki and Zero were Kaien’s light. Ren and Ai are Kanme’s light.

Kaname and Rido both had an obsessive love that caused them to do horrible things to try to acquire that love for themselves. They could not escape the darkness that dwelled within them. Haruka and Zero had patience, kindness, and waited for their loved one to finally look their way. They were light.

Even though both Haruka and Zero had to wait for their love to be returned they both were always there beside the one they loved. Zero and Yuuki grew up together. Haruka and Juuri grew up together. They were always together until the very end of their lives.

I could go on but I am pressed for time right now. But I think the fact that Zeki parallels Haruka and Juuri can be summed up in Yuuki’s own words;

No matter how difficult a thing may be, they can surpass it for sure if they are together….these couples are nice. 

This statement fits Senri and Rima, Kain and Ruka, Aidou and Yori, the Kiryuus, Haruka and Juuri, and Zeki. Zeki parallels Haruka and Juuri most closely and all other couples in the story parallel zeki in one way or another. The only couple who when they were together could NOT overcome anything was yume. That is canon. That is the absolute truth. They could not possibly parallel Haruka and Juuri.

Haruka and Juuri is Hino’s gold standard for what couples are supposed to be like in VK. Who did Hino have parallel them in so many ways as well as some of her art work? Only zeki. 

Of course everyone is entitled to see the story as they choose to. But there are still some facts that are simply undeniable. 

Well that was my two cents worth :)

the lesbian positivity is so important on here because no one else is gonna support lesbians except for us, clearly
im really loving the universal hatred of lesbians rn ha

the whole “kremlin annihilation week” thing is extremely disturbing to me for a number of reasons

1. the use of kremlin: it calls every single karamel shipper gremlins when honestly most of them are straight people who don’t know any better and were sent into defensive mode (aka ship harder ignore the antis) when y'all attacked them instead of trying to help them because if somebody is bullying you the natural response is to ignore everything they say especially if your initial shipping of the ship is due to a conditioned societal response that mon-el is a good guy because he makes kara laugh

2. the use of annihilation and the intent behind that: you clearly don’t care about helping them. your intent is clearly hatred alone. you want to hurt them and you take pleasure in doing so. that’s messed up.

3. you are doing what you’ve been doing for the past months and bullying karamel shippers (again, most of them kids who DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER and went into defensive mode because of your bullying) but in a concentrated force for an entire week and you are going to hurt people.

honestly I have so many more reasons but this is just a short rant because I am so so Tired of all this. all this hatred, all this toxicity. is mon-el abusive? yes. does that make it okay to bully and abuse people because they ship it especially since most of them don’t know any better? hell no.

anonymous asked:

I love all your Javid fics! Is it possible you could do something along the lines of Jack and Davey kind of acting as parents to Les in a hurt/comfort genre? Maybe he and Davey's parents died or something?

Couldn’t quite bring myself to kill Esther and Mayer after how mean I’m being to them in the Titanic AU, so I went with this instead ^.^
**Advanced noticed for homophobic slurs**

When Davey got a phone call from Les’ school telling him that his little brother had been attacked by several other students and was in a pretty rough shape, he gave no second thought to abandoning his classes for the rest of the day and rushing over. Their parents were both at work and Sarah was across the country for university, so there was no one else who could go to him. There was a reason Davey was down as the emergency contact.

As soon as Jack learnt what was going on, from his worryingly frantic boyfriend, he immediately declared that Davey wasn’t going alone. He drove over to the middle school, since Davey was freaking out too much to focus on the road. The school nurse hadn’t been able to give him much information so he wasn’t sure exactly how bad things were, but being beaten up by fellow students had to had left Les shaken if nothing else.

As soon as they pulled into the school car park, Davey had taken off and was running towards the school office. Jack was right behind him and they wove through the corridors, thankfully empty of students, to find the nurse’s office. It was an echo of a memory, from when Davey had walked the halls himself, but as soon as he saw his little brother it suddenly became a nightmare.

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anaxiphilia (pt. 12)

previously, she fell in love with the devil, badboy!yoongi au
genre: this chapter is angst as hell

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I stared at the two individuals sitting in front of me, particularly the woman. Burrowing through my memories, I struggled to compare the girl in front of me to the woman my brother was engaged to. It was merely two years ago that Jihyun was whom every girl envied; beauty brains and in love.

The Jihyun seated in front of me was barely a shell of that woman. Her hair was cut short, bleached blonde and heavily damaged. Her face had sunken in, the restaurants uniform too big on her small frame. The bright eyes that dazzled and charmed everyone had dimmed, revealing that she was empty, an empty shell of the woman she used to be.

Yoongi’s eyes stayed down casted not meeting Jihyun’s or mine. His hands firmly intertwined and folded on the table. Unable to take the silence any longer, I cleared my throat offering my hand to Jihyun.

“We never really officially met, I’m [Y/N]. Seokjin’s younger sister,” I said, a small tight smile present on my lips. Jihyun looked down at my hand and then at me, raising an eyebrow. My eyes drifted between her and Yoongi. I gulped as I felt my chest constrict at the distance between the two.

I really should’ve let him move to sit next to me…

Suddenly Jihyun let out a loud laugh causing my eyes to dart back to her, just in time to catch her shaking her head.

“I didn’t sleep with him,” She said, pointing her thumb at Yoongi. I felt the air rush out of my lungs as relief flooded my system. I retrieved my hand, resting it on top of my lap.

“I didn’t ask-“

“You didn’t have to, your expression clearly screams your hatred for me. It could be because I broke your brother’s heart. But you look like you’re about ready to come over here and rip my head off for sitting next to Yoongi.” Jihyun laughed, crossing her arms. I stared at Yoongi and narrowed my eyes when I noticed the corner of his lips curved into small smirk. His eyes glanced up to meet mine for a brief second before looking away once again attempting to hid the full blown smile that spread across his face. 

“Why couldn’t you have told my brother that?” I said, turning my gaze to meet hers. She stiffed, her smile disappearing from her face. She glanced towards Yoongi and lets out a snicker.

“You’re really a man of your word, aren’t you?” She said incredulously, Yoongi clenched his jaw, his smile disappearing instantaneously, and his grip tightening on his intertwined hands. She stared at him for a moment longer than turned her head to me, her gaze meeting mine steadily.

“I’m a con-artist,” she shrugged, leaning back in her chair.

“A con artist?” I repeated, dubviously.

“A con-artist,” Jihyon voiced back. She leaned forward in her chair and crossed her arms, “Jin was one of my assignments. He’s rich and handsome, almost vain at times. Getting him wrapped around my finger was a piece of cake. It usually is with rich boys that are trained to take over businesses, languages, arts but never experience true affection from a woman.”

“I don’t understand where Yoongi comes in,” I said, furrowing my brows.

“Yoongi was equivalent to the other woman in my relationship with Jin. I needed him out of the picture to get Jin’s complete trust.” Jihyun said, her voice emotionless. 

“However Yoongi is much smarter than he lets on, aren’t you kid?” Jihyun said, punching him in the arm. “He found out about my actual profession and threatened to tell Jin unless I told him myself.”

Jihyun chuckled, “I was already a step ahead of him back then, I had told Jin that Yoongi kept trying to seduce me previously. Jin, of course, didn’t believe his best friend could do that to him. All he needed was some visual evidence, the night my car ‘broke down’ right in front of Yoongi’s house. Jin got the proof he needed.”

“The fact that Yoongi even gave me his clothes to wear that day because mine were wet, was a nice touch-“ Without any self control, I launched myself forward, my hand slapping her cheek hard enough to leave a stinging sensation on my palm. The noise of my slap seemed to echo in the almost empty restaurant. She grinned, reaching up to stroke her own cheek.

“You psychotic bitch,” I spat at her, this seemed to fuel her amusement. She started laughing, obnoxiously loud. I glared at her as she calmed herself down. I felt the chair next to me move backwards and someone settle into it. I glanced over my shoulder to see that it was Yoongi, his large hand engulfed the one I had used to slap Jihyun, my body relaxing as he caressed my hand.

“Ah, it’s been a while since I laughed that hard, thank you.” Jihyun said. I felt the anger return to my system and my fists clenched on their own accord. Yoongi unclenched my fist and intertwined our hands.

“I still don’t understand, what did you achieve from this? Jin broke up with you soon after and look at you, you’re completely ruined.”

“This is the result of a flaw that I didn’t prepare for. Jin broke it off with me because he figured; sooner or later I would go to Yoongi or someone else, he thought he wasn’t good enough for me or for anyone.” Jihyun shrugged.

“So, you broke my brother for a wad of cash that you didn’t even get because you failed,” I seethed, unable to control my anger again.

“Yes,” Jihyun said, meeting my glare steadily. I distinctly remember how affectionately Jin would speak of Jihyun, like she was his most prized possession, how in love he was. It was hard to believe that Jin would break up with her. He loved her too dearly; he even left his best friend for her.. It just wasn’t adding up. As I searched her eyes for answers, I caught a brief hesitation cross Jihyun’s face.

“You’re lying,” I said boldly, Jihyun eyes widened at my unexpected response.

“I’m not-“

“You broke up with him,” I said surprising both Jihyun and myself. Jihyun blink at me, and then lowered her gaze to hands.

“You fell in love with him, didn’t you?” I asked, tighten my grip on Yoongi’s hand. 

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” Jihyun said, rising to her feet, “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go the restaurant is closed-“

“There you go, you’re running again,” I said, launching myself out of my as Jihyun was about to leave. I grabbed her wrist stopping her escape.

“It doesn’t make sense for Jin to still be angry with Yoongi if he blamed himself for the whole incident. Unless he thinks that you left him for Yoongi when really you broke up with him because you couldn’t take the chance of him finding out your feelings for him had started out as a lie.” Jihyun turned around slowly; her eyes were brimming with tears.

“I just didn’t want to hurt him anymore.” Jihyun said, her entire body trembling as sobs escaped her. I awkwardly put an arm around her small frame, holding her as she cried. Naturally, I felt an hatred towards her for what she had done to my brother but she was equally as broken as Jin. 

“Jihyun, if you thought my brother wouldn’t have forgiven you or taken you back as you were, you really didn’t get to know him properly,” I said, patting her shoulder soothingly.

“I knew he would have. Even when Yoongi came and found me as soon as I left Jin and told me to go back to him, I knew Jin would take me back. But I don’t deserve him, he needs someone better than me,” Jihyun sobbed, shaking her head.

“But he wanted you and when you left he needed you.” I replied.

“You didn’t want to hurt him but leaving him hurt him more than anything else. He lost his fiancée and his best friend, and he’s under the illusion that he lost his fiancée to his best friend.. you truly broke him and yourself.”

“It’s too late now, I’m leaving soon enough,” Jihyun leaned away from me, silencing her sobs. She wiped away her tears and smiled at me. “I should’ve left this place when I had the chance, I just couldn’t leave him completely. Just catching a glimpse of him now and again was good enough for me.” 

“Jihyun… I think you need to see him again,” I spoke. Jihyun shook her head furiously.  

“You have satisfied your selfishness by staying behind and watching him from the shadows for the last few years while Jin mourns your loss… He deserves a proper goodbye. Give him that at least.”

A/N: that took an unexpected turn even for me, lmao. what did you guys think? of it?

anonymous asked:

Your ancestors started shit but you're still living off the privilege & their legacy. Bc of the white racist ancestors u guys don't face the same issues as PoC bc ur riding on that sweet white privilege u might not want to have but still do. Racism isn't as simple as a dictionary definition. Throughout history the people who've suffered institutionally due to racism have been PoC. Racism is about power & u cant kick upwards. This don't mean its ok to treat any1 bad bc of their skin color tho

Like I clearly stated before, I don’t engage in discourse involving unchangeable history. It’s pointless.

Discourse about privilege is its own world of yikes, and as we all know

and I’m not afraid of it.

The last sentence of this anon is the most important to this conversation. That’s what I’m about. I’ve got white privilege, but I’m disappointed that it actually exists.

A dictionary definition of racism sets the standard for what is clearly hatred for no goddamn reason. Shut the fuck up about this fucking ability some POC made up to be complete assholes to others because it’s the cool thing to do now and “omg fuck white people what trash go kys stop oppressing me” (I’ve literally seen that on Twitter, I shit you not)

Get the fuck off my blog.

The Interloper - BTS (Poly) (Possible M)

Summary: BTS has a new member…and they’re not happy about it.

Pairing: BTS x OC (poly)

Word Count: Ongoing

Genre: Angst/ Fluff/ Eventual Smut

Any images are not mine and belong to their creators (Translation: Blame Google, not me :P)

A/N - This is an ongoing, first-person fic. I don’t schedule updates, as I don’t have specific times/ days for writing, but I will try to keep updates and requests as regular as possible. (some may show up a few chapters at a time though)

“You can’t be serious!”

“You heard PD-nim.”

“This is insane. What are they thinking?”

“We’re the Bulletproof Boys. The Bangtan Boys.”

“You don’t think I know that?”

“Do we get any say in this at all?”

“No. Decision’s been made.”

I stood with my hand on the doorhandle and took several deep breaths. I couldn’t blame them for being mad. I would be too. You didn’t build up one of the most popular empires in the Kpop world and then just mess with the very fabric of it. If you did, you incurred the wrath of fans and media alike. In this case, it seemed that wrath also included the group itself.

When I finally felt like my heart wasn’t about to jump out of my chest and run back home, I plastered a bright smile on my face and pushed the door open, marching into the studio as if it was the best day of my life and I hadn’t just heard them talking about me behind my back. I bowed in greeting just inside the door and was met with 7 frosty glares.

“How do you do? My name’s Lee Eun Min. I hope we’ll get along well!” I chirped, getting a simple nod from a couple of them in response and nothing from most. Finally, one stepped forward, shoving his hands in his pockets and eyeing me up and down.

“I’m Kim Namjoon, BTS’s leader. Your new leader. We don’t slack off here, so if you’re expecting to be babied and be all ‘oppa!’ with us? Don’t bother. You pull your weight like the rest of us and maybe we’ll get along. Don’t count on it though.” His expression didn’t change throughout his introduction, making me feel more and more uncomfortable as the seconds went on. “I’m guessing you know which of us is which, so we don’t need to do the whole introduction thing?” I shook my head, quickly changing it to a nod, then back to a shake, unsure which was the correct answer. “Do you know who we are or not?” he snapped with a roll of his eyes. This one, I could answer. I nodded quickly. “Good. Changing rooms are across the hallway. We don’t have them for each gender down here because we haven’t had a girl in the company for a long time. You’ll have to put up with it. So will we. You’ve got 5 minutes to change and be back in here. Go.”

He turned his back on me immediately and went back to the others, and after a couple of moments watching in shock at the sheer rudeness, I finally turned on my heel and hurried out and across the hallway, thankful I was good at changing quickly. It only took me 3 of the 5 minutes before I was exiting the changing room and was back at the door, freezing when I heard them talking again. I knew I shouldn’t listen, but I couldn’t help it. I leaned closer, ear near the door but careful to stay out of sight through the small window.

“…older than us or younger?”

“94-liner. They said she’s pretty much right in the middle so she should ‘fit in great’, like her age makes her one of us immediately.”

“At least I don’t have to worry about not being the pretty one anymore.” A chorus of laughter broke out.

“Did you see her? I know we all like Pokemon, but they didn’t have to send us Jigglypuff!” More laughter.”

“Hey, maybe it’s a good thing.”

“Yeah, if she’s Jigglypuff, she can sing us to sleep so we don’t have to deal with her.”

“And hey, at least I’m not the shortest anymore.” I had had enough. I yanked open the door, marching into the room and heading over toward the stereo.

“What do you think you’re doing?” Namjoon called after me. I stopped short, turning slowly and fixing him with a glare.

“Getting ready to not slack off. Looks like I’m the only one here with any plans to actually rehearse. Or is your new album called ‘Not the Shortest’? If you’ve got enough time to bitch about me behind my back, maybe you should be giving the pep talks to your other members instead of me.” His nostrils flared and he moved closer slowly, fists clenched.

“Listen here, Lee,” he snarled once he was looming over me, the look in his eyes clearly showing his hatred for me. “Just because you’re a girl doesn’t mean I’ll think twice about beating your ass into next week if you talk back to me again. Whether I like it or not, you’re in this group now, and you will respect me as leader, understood.?”

“I respect people who deserve respect,” I spat back, folding my arms across my chest. “So far, not one of you fits into that category.” I turned my back and switched on the stereo, moving to the centre of the room and waiting for the beat to count me in as I began to rehearse the choreography I had seen in their videos, completely blanking them. Gradually, they fell into step, seemingly trying to outdo me, or at least prove that I didn’t belong.

Eventually, practice finished and the others began to chat amongst themselves, discussing where they would go for dinner. As expected, I was cut out of the conversation, all of them heading out of the studio without so much ad a goodbye. I didn’t mind…much. I needed time to think over what I had gotten myself into.

Unpopular Opinion

I do not ship Reylo at all. I despise it tbh.
And in my opinion, all these theories about Reylo seem so wrong.
Rey is portrayed as a strong, powerful, INDEPENDENT woman. If she gets into a relationship with one of the most unpredictable, unstable and ruthless dark forces in the galaxy what image does that leave her with?
Yes, Kylo did treat her differently. He was a lot more gentle and forgiving, but that is because he knew she was powerful, he said he felt it while interrogating her, I personally believe he was trying to take a passive route in order to convince her to join the Dark Side as he believed she’d be a good asset.
Also there is a mutual hatred between Kylo and Rey. Rey calls him a monster and a creature, as well as this her hatred is shown very clearly after he murders Han. Kylo is also going to be infuriated not only for letting his guard down but getting beaten by a force user who discovered her powers mere hours before defeating him which will lead him to despising her even more.
As well as this, I love kylo (so much) but honestly after everything he has done, all the innocent people he has slaughtered do you really believe Rey is going to fall in love with a man like that? Come on she has a lot more self respect than that.
Does he even deserve love after what he’s done?

anonymous asked:

Hello! Can I ask you 36 with Rafe x Reader? Where Rafe's reader's boss during a treasure hunt and he slowly starts to get attached to her? Maybe a little NSFW if you're okay with it? Thanks in advance if you'll do it and thanks to you for all the work you're doing! 😻

Title: Five more minutes

Pairing: Rafe x reader

Warnings: swearing, violence, blood, threat.

Prompts: “Do you not realise how much I care for you?”

A/N: I didn’t add in the NSFW because then it would’ve been a very long one shot request, so sorry about that! Also, he didn’t really “slowly start to get attached to her”, moreso that it had happened over the course of around 3 months and the part I’m writing is when they finally confess.

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Advanced English Vocabulary

aberration (n.) - something that differs from the norm (In 1974, Poland won the World Cup, but the success turned out to be an aberration, and Poland have not won a World Cup since).

abhor (v.) - to hate, detest (Because he always wound up getting hit in the head when he tried to play cricket, Marcin began to abhor the sport).

acquiesce (v.) - to agree without protesting (Though Mr. Pospieszny wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife told him that he had better come in to dinner, heacquiesced to her demands.)

alacrity (n.) - eagerness, speed (For some reason, Simon loved to help his girlfriend whenever he could, so when his girlfriend asked him to set the table he did so with alacrity.)

amiable (adj.) - friendly (An amiable fellow, Neil got along with just about everyone.)

appease (v.) - to calm, satisfy (When Jerry cries, his mother gives him chocolate to appeasehim.)

arcane (adj.) - obscure, secret, known only by a few (The professor is an expert in arcaneKashubian literature.)

avarice (n.) - excessive greed (The banker’s avarice led him to amass an enormous personal fortune.)

brazen (adj.) - excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious (Critics condemned the writer’s brazen attempt to plagiarise Frankow-Czerwonko’s work.)

brusque (adj.) - short, abrupt, dismissive (Simon’s brusque manner sometimes offends his colleagues.)

cajole (v.) - to urge, coax (Magda’s friends cajoled her into drinking too much.)

callous (adj.) - harsh, cold, unfeeling (The murderer’s callous lack of remorse shocked the jury.)

candor (n.) - honesty, frankness (We were surprised by the candor of the politician’s speech because she is usually rather evasive.)

chide (v.) - to voice disapproval (Hania chided Gregory for his vulgar habits and sloppy appearance.)

circumspect (adj.) - cautious (Though I promised Marta’s father I would bring her home promptly by midnight, it would have been more circumspect not to have specified a time.)

clandestine (adj.) - secret (Announcing to her boyfriend that she was going to the library, Maria actually went to meet George for a clandestine liaison.)

coerce (v.) - to make somebody do something by force or threat (The court decided that David Beckham did not have to honor the contract because he had been coerced into signing it.)

coherent (adj.) - logically consistent, intelligible (William could not figure out what Harold had seen because he was too distraught to deliver a coherent statement.)

complacency (n.) - self-satisfied ignorance of danger (Simon tried to shock his friends out of their complacency by painting a frightening picture of what might happen to them.)

confidant (n.) - a person entrusted with secrets (Shortly after we met, he became my chief confidant.)

connive (v.) - to plot, scheme (She connived to get me to give up my plans to start up a new business.)

cumulative (adj.) - increasing, building upon itself (The cumulative effect of hours spent using the World English website was a vast improvement in his vocabulary and general level of English.)

debase (v.) - to lower the quality or esteem of something (The large raise that he gave himself debased his motives for running the charity.)

decry (v.) - to criticize openly (Andrzej Lepper, the leader of the Polish Self Defence party decried the appaling state of Polish roads.)

deferential (adj.) - showing respect for another’s authority (Donata is always excessivelydeferential to any kind of authority figure.)

demure (adj.) - quiet, modest, reserved (Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained demure.)

deride (v.) - to laugh at mockingly, scorn (The native speaker often derided the other teacher’s accent.)

despot (n.) - one who has total power and rules brutally (The despot issued a death sentence for anyone who disobeyed his laws.)

diligent (adj.) - showing care in doing one’s work (The diligent researcher made sure to double check her measurements.)

elated (adj.) - overjoyed, thrilled (When he found out he had won the lottery, the postman was elated.)

eloquent (adj.) - expressive, articulate, moving (The best man gave such an eloquent speech that most guests were crying.)

embezzle (v.) - to steal money by falsifying records (The accountant was fired for embezzling €10,000 of the company’s funds.)

empathy (n.) - sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own (I feel such empathy for my dog when she’s upset so am I!)

enmity (n.) - ill will, hatred, hostility (John and Scott have clearly not forgiven each other, because the enmity between them is obvious to anyone in their presence.)

erudite (adj.) - learned (My English teacher is such an erudite scholar that he has translated some of the most difficult and abstruse Old English poetry.)

extol (v.) - to praise, revere (Kamila extolled the virtues of a vegetarian diet to her meat-loving boyfriend.)

fabricate (v.) - to make up, invent (When I arrived an hour late to class, I fabricated some excuse about my car breaking down on the way to work.)

feral (adj.) - wild, savage (That beast looks so feral that I would fear being alone with it.)

flabbergasted (adj.) - astounded (Whenever I read an Agatha Christie mystery novel, I am always flabbergasted when I learn the identity of the murderer.)

forsake (v.) - to give up, renounce (I won’t forsake my conservative principles.)

fractious (adj.) - troublesome or irritable (Although the child insisted he wasn’t tired, his fractious behaviour - especially his decision to crush his jam sandwiches all over the floor - convinced everyone present that it was time to put him to bed.)

furtive (adj.) - secretive, sly (Claudia’s placement of her drugs in her sock drawer was not asfurtive as she thought, as the sock drawer is the first place most parents look.)

gluttony (n.) - overindulgence in food or drink (Helen’s fried chicken tastes so divine, I don’t know how anyone can call gluttony a sin.)

gratuitous (adj.) - uncalled for, unwarranted (Every evening the guy at the fish and chip shop gives me a gratuitous helping of vinegar.)

haughty (adj.) - disdainfully proud (The superstar’s haughty dismissal of her co-stars will backfire on her someday.)

hypocrisy (n.) - pretending to believe what one does not (Once the politician began passing legislation that contradicted his campaign promises, his hypocrisy became apparent.)

impeccable (adj.) - exemplary, flawless (If your grades were as impeccable as your brother’s, then you too would receive a car for a graduation present.)

impertinent (adj.) - rude, insolent (Most of your comments are so impertinent that I don’t wish to dignify them with an answer.)

implacable (adj.) - incapable of being appeased or mitigated (Watch out: once you shun Grandmother’s cooking, she is totally implacable.)

impudent (adj.) - casually rude, insolent, impertinent (The impudent young woman looked her teacher up and down and told him he was hot.)

incisive (adj.) - clear, sharp, direct (The discussion wasn’t going anywhere until her incisive comment allowed everyone to see what the true issues were.)

indolent (adj.) - lazy (Why should my indolent children, who can’t even pick themselves up off the sofa to pour their own juice, be rewarded with a trip to Burger King?)

inept (adj.) - not suitable or capable, unqualified (She proved how inept she was when she forgot two orders and spilled a pint of cider in a customer’s lap.)

infamy (n.) - notoriety, extreme ill repute (The infamy of his crime will not lessen as time passes.)

inhibit (v.) - to prevent, restrain, stop (When I told you I needed the car last night, I certainly never meant to inhibit you from going out.)

innate (adj.) - inborn, native, inherent (His incredible athletic talent is innate, he never trains, lifts weights, or practices.)

insatiable (adj.) - incapable of being satisfied (My insatiable appetite for blondes was a real problem on my recent holiday in Japan!)

insular (adj.) - separated and narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off (Because of the sensitive nature of their jobs, those who work for MI5 must remain insular and generally only spend time with each other.)

intrepid (adj.) - brave in the face of danger (After scaling a live volcano prior to its eruption, the explorer was praised for his intrepid attitude.)

inveterate (adj.) - stubbornly established by habit (I’m the first to admit that I’m an inveterate cider drinker—I drink four pints a day.)

Controversial Opinion that is objectively correct: all good art within the last 30 years has been on Magic: the Gathering cards

Here’s Brink of Madness by Donato Giancola (clearly an immortal renaissance artist) and Hatred by Brom (too goth for a first name).

Literally the best possible interpretations of those two emotions, contained in a small square on a piece of overpriced cardboard. Mona Lisa’s smile and the Scream can go eat shit.

Sasuke and Sakura Relationship Complete Analysis

I can understand why some may not like Sasuke and Sakura having a romantic relationship - which is fine, that’s your personal opinion. However, to say that Sasuke never cared for Sakura- you couldn’t be more wrong 

It’s frustrating that people do not take the time to fully look at a character and break them down to fully study why they are the way they are. Sasuke is my favorite character due to his complexity- so I can imagine his relationships are bound to require the same analytical skills and mind to comprehend. Nothing with Sasuke is ever easy, haha. 

So please, enjoy, and keep in mind that Sasuke’s character is far more than his cold actions driven by the insanity of revenge, years of manipulation, and the heritage of Uchiha.

(also, concerning the abuse allegations- that will be covered in a separate post) 


Let’s begin with the databooks which contain detailed profiles… These are meant to give us the most knowledge about a character so we can better understand the story. 

DATABOOK 1 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):

  • “Though until then he had taken no notice of either love or friendship, after meeting with Naruto and Sakura, Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama, even if only little by little… and also, when his heart was about to be swallowed by Orochimaru’s wicked cursed seal again, he was rescued by Sakura…”

ANALYSIS: What is said here is pretty easy to understand, and this alone should debunk any claim that Sasuke never cared for Sakura when it clearly says, “Sasuke begins to accept them as nakama.” For someone as distant as Sasuke, he must truly care about someone to consider them as nakama.

It is also crucial to note that “he was rescued by Sakura.”

It would seem that a lot of people like to make the claim that Sakura was the only one being rescued; she was helpless. While she may not have rescued Sasuke physically, she rescued him in a way much more meaningful and intimate way: to help relieve the hatred inside of himself.

  • "Sakura willingly and bravely calms the rampaging Sasuke under the influence of the cursed seal. Sakura’s heart, thinking of Sasuke, devours the wicked power.

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ANALYSIS: Like previously mention above, there is an emphasis on Sakura rescuing Sasuke from the cursed seal. Yet, this excerpt mentions Sakura’s heart- or love.Overall, it is her love that is able to “devour” the “wicked power” of the seal, which is meant to fuel Sasuke’s hatred.

Sasuke was clearly deeply affected by this love as it was able to suppress his own desire for power. It shocked him and after the affair was confused as to what happened. I also consider this as Sakura helping Sasuke’s characrer. She causes Sasuke to really look at his actions. 

Also, pay attention to the fact that Sakura asks Sasuke to stop. As a result, Sasuke abides by her wishes. He did what she asked, because he cares.

Databook 2 (Uchiha Sasuke’s Profile):

  • "Growing distant, towards darkness.. the one to appear before him as he began to leave was Sakura… The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura... Sasuke was only able to leave a single word of thanks as a parting.”

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ANALYSIS: Now this is HUGE. This shows what a CRUCIAL role Sakura plays in his life:

“The one who filled his lonely existence with the emotion called love was Sakura.”

I can’t even imagine why this would even need analysis.

And above all, Sasuke thanks her, another huge moment shared between these characters. Sasuke thanked her for giving him something that he had been missing: genuine love.

This is also a large development for Sasuke’s character in general (which many claim Sakura does not help Sasuke with his Charactar development). His gratefulness- as sense of humbleness in his normally prideful character. Unfortunately, twisted by revenge, he denies himself any sort of happiness until he avenges his clan- a decision he actually struggles with after his discussion with Kakashi thinking of Naruto AND Sakura

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  • "Friendship and love, a future filled with warmth. But as long as he is there, he cannot make his dream come true. This is why he throws away a future with his friends.”

ANALYSIS: This re-affirms my previous analysis. Because of revenge he throws away his own his happiness.



Sasuke to Sakura about the Cursed Mark - Chapter 66 

  • "Sakura.. I have told you before. I am an avenger. This isn’t just a test to me. I don’t care about the Chuunin or whatever. ‘Am I strong?’ I just want the answer to that. I can’t forgive even you.. If you take that away from me.”

ANALYSIS: Now, why is this so important? “forgive even you,” implies that Sakura was originally held at some exception above other people, however, in this situation she becomes equal.

This not only shows that Sasuke held her as an exception to others, but shows that despite this, his desire for vengeance is greater than anyone. A major aspect for Sasuke’s character and foreshadowing. 

Sasuke to Naruto about Sakura - Chapter 133:

  • "Hey…Naruto. You have to save Sakura no matter what.. I know you can save her. Once you’ve got her, carry her, and far…and as fast as you can.. Even if it’s just for a while.. I’ll be able to hold him in place. Never again. I’ve already lost everything once before. I don’t want to watch those precious/dear to me die before my eyes again.” (translations do vary between precious and dear to me)

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ANALYSIS: Wow, again, is my analysis even necessary here? Sasuke says himself, IN HIS OWN WORDS, that he does care for Sakura. He never wants to lose her- or anyone he cares about- ever again. Also, another reference at his family (those dear to me die before my eyes again). 

Sasuke to Pakku - Chapter 138:

  • "Take care of Sakura..”

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ANALYSIS: Again, reinforcing his Sasuke’s care for Sakura.

 I would also like to point out the troubled expression on his face, and the way he gently places Sakura down. 

Sasuke to Kakashi about Sakura’s feelings - Chapter 693:

  • “Was she having fun in her little make-believe-fantasy of true love? As for me, I have absolutely no reason to love her and likewise, I can see no reason why she would love me. And that’s probably just.. chains from a failed past that she’s feeling..”

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Now, let’s slow down and think a bit more beyond his words, because many seem to take this at face-value.

The first thing we must remember that Sasuke is trying to push away all bonds of love and care- he is trying to be hated. So why would he ever act sweet or receptive to any positive emotion? Not to mention, after this, he tried to kill Naruto (AGAIN) when he considers Naruto to be his best friend.

Another crucial part is the “chains from a failed past.” 

When thinking of Sakura’s love he associates it with his own family. He is unable to accept love because it is something Sasuke feels he can no longer have. This denial he expresses depicts how lost Sasuke is and how lost he feels. This goes far beyond Sakura’s romantic feelings towards Sasuke, and more into his character. 



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ANALYSIS: This was the first major moment between Sasuke and Sakura.

Sasuke’s expression seems surprised at how much Sakura truly cares- which is new for him. Now, I don’t have any direct evidence of this, so his facial expression is up for open-interpretation. However, there was a reason why this moment has such an emphasis.

** ALSO - this sets the trend that whenever Sasuke expresses an emotion aside from indifference or rage- his eyes are concealed. 

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ANALYSIS: Man, this is one of my favorite moments in the manga. I also think this is a scene that a lot of people forget- especially those who say that Sasuke never cared or was interested of Sakura. 

Sasuke notices Sakura’s insecurity and  not only makes an effort to compliment her, but compliments her publicly. 

Sakura even recognizes this and thanks him (in her thoughts). As Sakura regains her confidence, Sasuke Shown in the bottom right panel) smiles. When does Sasuke ever smile? He is happy for her- happy he could help. So clearly he cares about her mental well-being as well as physical. 

Also going further into his character development, Sakura was able to draw out kindness from Sasuke. Sasuke- usually too cool to care- is making an effort to build someone up, instead of bringing them down. He is able to receive happiness by helping someone else instead of focusing on his personal vendetta. 

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ANALYSIS: Here Sakura motivates Sasuke to take action. Sakura’s words make an impression on Sasuke, and clearly he listens to what she has to say.

This also attributes to the argument that Sakura does help Sasuke’s character; she is able to give him courage when he was losing it. 

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ANALYSIS: Man, what an awesome subtle moment, and extremely overlooked!

Of course, everyone knows, but Naruto, about Sakura cutting her own hair to protect her friends… But what is most important in this is the facial expressions that Ino and Sasuke share…

Ino, Sakura’s best friend, and Sasuke are looking at Sakura the same way: concerned, troubled, and maybe a little annoyed by Naruto’s obliviousness.

But for Sasuke to be placed in a similar mind set as her best friend, shows he cares about her and her feelings very much Like Ino


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ANALYSIS: For this moment, you really need to pay attention to Sasuke’s facial expressions (as usual).

Sasuke is clearly troubled be Sakura’s tears and emotions. So I have to ask… If Sasuke doesn’t care about her, why would he be so affected by what she has to say?? 

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ANALYSIS : Yet another powerful scene- which is quite underrated as well.

There are three things I would like to point out.

First, Sasuke’s expression. I can’t directly say what he is thinking, but he is clearly touched by the amount of Sakura’s concern and, like her reaction in the land of waves, shocked by her emotions. This is an expression the audience has never seen.

Second, this stopped naruto in mid-sentence. Whatever he was about to say was interrupted because of the intensity of this moment.

Third, Naruto’s expression. Notice he smiles? It’s a touching moment for Naruto as well…. To see love- no matter the form- has a true impact on Naruto. And Naruto knows Sasuke’s pain of loneliness, so it must be bitter-sweet to see this scene: Sasuke receiving love - something he and Naruto have been deprived of.

Naruto’s smile is also interpreted by some as more anguished, rather than bitter-sweet. While he may be happy for Sasuke, he may be conflicted because of the feelings he had for Sakura at the time.

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ANALYSIS:  This is yet another important look into Sasuke’s mind and character!

We all know this is when Sasuke really started to spiral down the path of darkness. In this we see Sasuke’s pained expression in being unable to protect someone dear to him (sakura)- much like he was unable to save his real family. This is really throwing salt in an open-wound. The already growing obsession over power, is only worsened as he had failed to protect someone special to him again- something he vowed to never do.

This emphasises that Sakura is not only someone he wants to protect, but he projects this self-disappointment and jealousy towards Naruto. This only fueled Sasuke’s feelings of not being powerful enough.

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ANALYSIS: Honestly, I don’t even have an analysis for this, haha. It’s just a powerful moment beyond words- hence that lack of dialogue and taking up a large portion of the page ;-)

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ANALYSIS: Oh yes, the apology. A lot of fans were not happy with this- they thought Sakura deserved more. Granted, I myself wouldn’t have minded a more elaborate apology, but is that really Sasuke’s personality? Let’s be real- he didn’t even give naruto an apology once, so this is MONUMENTAL for Sasuke’s character. Again, he is humbled. 

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Analysis:Of course, the most famous Sasuke-Sakura moment: the fforeheadd tap (which we all know was shared between Sasuke and his brother).

Here he shares with Sakura something that is so intimate to him. It shows that he definitely cares about her, but is also setting a slight distance because he is leaving for redemption. Itach did this act out of love, but he did distance himself at the same time. I think this gesture was perfect for their budding relationship- he care about her deeply, but he has things he needs to take care of first. 

Itachi loved sasuke beyond measure (we all know this) and this was something he always did, a bitter-sweet gesture. 

Now, I know many anti-ss fans are enraged that he could share something with Sakura so soon (or at all), but we must realize that Sasuke has already stated in Konoha after the war for a considerable amount of time. We know this by the health of the village, Tsunade was close to finishing making artificial arms, and Sakura’s hair has grown. I do believe they spent a good amount of time with one another.

And no- I don’t think this places sakura in the “little sister” category- and it clearly doesn’t seeing they later get married and have a child… 

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ANALYSIS: I wanted to make this separate from the head tap scene, despite being on the same page.

This was obviously referring to the first time he thanked her- but their are MAJOR differences that reflect his character.

This time Sasuke is facing Sakura as he thanks her, rather than her back. He has replaced knocking her out with a soft gesture to her forehead. And, as always, Kishimoto has decided not to show his eyes, but by Sakura’s expression I can only imagine it was something wonderful to see! 



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Water Lily 2017 12 – Pike’s Nursery, Charlotte, NC, June 4, 2017, an iPhone Photo

I’ve lost track of the number of times
Jesus said, “Do not sit in judgment!”
(or words to that effect),
but his words are wasted
on his followers.
Judgment is what Christians do best.
Everybody not like them
is going to hell in their book.
Heresy trials,
witch hunts,
and burnings at the stake
were common practice
during the years
of Christian domination,
with shaming,
and humiliating
continuing to the present hour.
Muslim bans are just another example
of Xenophobia at work
among those Jesus told,
“Love your enemies!”
Terrorism against Muslims
is not called terrorism,
and Christian extremism
is not called extremism,
and no one calls for
“rounding up” or “banning”
white supremacists.
The rhetoric of hatred
inflames hatred.
Jesus clearly did not know
how to motivate his people,
or what it takes to be safe
and happy at last.

anonymous asked:

Why do you like sq? If you like emma why would you want her to be with someone who ruined her childhood? Regina plain up abuses emma - why do you not like killian or captain swan anymore? Im unfollowing you cos you ship sq now ...

You’re completely entitled to unfollow me for this and I understand why, if you’re a CS shipper. Thank you for following me up until now and I hope you enjoyed my blog! Actually, I’m so glad I’ve got this ask, because I’ve been thinking about how confusing it might be to some of my followers that I converted from being quite a hardcore CS shipper to SQ practically over night, so here’s why (warning: this will be long and anti CS): 

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