the invincible summer

French Quotes About Life: 2

Part 1.

1.Le luxe est une affaire d'argent. L'elégance est une question d'éducation- Luxury is a matter of money. Elegance is a matter of education.

2. À vaillant coeur rien d'impossible- For a brave heart, nothing is impossible.

3. La vie est simple, mais c'est le monde qui la complique- Life is simple, it’s the world that complicates it.

4. La vérité vaut bien qu'on passe quelques années sans la trouver-The truth is more valuable if you have spent some years without finding it.

5. Rester, c'est exister. Mais voyager, c'est vivre-To stay where you are is to exist. To travel is to live.

6. Vous êtes votre seule limite- You are your only limit.

7. Nous sommes nos choix- We are our choices.

8. Avoir une autre langue, c'est posséder une deuxième âme- To speak another language is to have a second soul.

9. Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été- In the midst of winter, I discovered within me, an invincible summer.

10.Exister, c'est oser se jeter dans le monde- To live is to throw yourself into the world.

Part 3.

Quotes about Love.

okay, so. the thing that kills me about Wonder Woman is that it’s so, so absurdist, and in the best way. all of the characters except diana go into the entire thing knowing that the war might never end, that the people in charge of their armies don’t give a flying fuck about what happens to the people on the ground, that everything they do might not even matter in the long run. steve even says when he’s on themyscira that it seems like the world’s going to end.

one of the most famous lines by camus (who was an absurdist) is “in the middle of winter i at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” the entire point of absurdism is staring into the void and saying, “no, i refuse.” the world is empty and bleak and meaningless, and you could choose to be nihilist about that, or you could pick yourself up and create the meaning you want to see. and that’s what all of the characters in wonder woman do.

when he gets in that plane steve knows, he knows, that they still might not win the war. he knows diana might not be able to kill ares. he knows dr. poison might still escape. he knows that people are still going to die. and you know what? he gets in the plane anyway. he stares into the face of a war that might never end and says, well, i can save today. and that is what matters. 

sam and chief and charlie watch their friend run toward a plane and know he’s on a suicide mission (that might not even save the war!) and they yell to stop him at first and then they cover him like he asked them to because even when they hate it, they respect his ability to make his own decisions and they hold up their end of the deal. they risk their lives helping him risk his because it’s what they signed up to. it’s what they should do. 

when diana leaves themyscira, she knows she might not live to come back. sure, her character is driven by a kind of relentless optimism, but it’s a chosen optimism, not a naive one. she might die, but she’ll be damned if she dies doing anything other than what is just, what is her duty as an amazon. her mother says, “what if you never come back?” and diana’s reply is, “who will i be if i stay?”

when steve’s on the plane and it looks like they’re all about to die, all sam and chief and charlie do is they lean in to each other. yeah, the world’s ending, so what are we gonna do? we’re gonna spend those last moments with each other. we’re gonna close our eyes and know that we did all that we could and even if it ends up doing nothing to affect the war as a whole, well, at least we did something.

there’s a story from the holocaust about a group of jews reciting prayers when one stops and says “why are we doing this? we’re about to die. only a madman would say these prayers now.” and the rabbi looks at him and quietly says, “our enemies have taken everything from us, but they cannot take our freedom to say these prayers. we must live as free men temporarily in captivity. that, if necessary, is how we will die.”

the characters in wonder woman push on even when they think it might be pointless, because that is the point. absurdism is about accepting that maybe you’ll never be able to make everything right, you might not even be able to make everything okay, but you can always do something. you can walk into the unending darkness, hold up a lighter, flick it on and say, “i win.” and in doing so, you will have won.

anonymous asked:

Do you mind me asking for a list of your most recommended Naruto fics? Or if you've already made one, reblogging it again please? I've been recently run spare and just finished all of yours, plus you seem to have good taste when it comes to these things! (If not, feel free to ignore, I really don't mean to bother)

It seems I’ve actually failed to compile an actual rec list before now, so let’s fix that…

Convergence

An Invincible Summer

In Good Company

About Face

Baby Animals, Weddings, And Other Things Not Normally Associated With Uchiha Sasuke

Freedom in the Eyes of Another

Hush

Pulling my Weight

A Thoughtful, Moving Exploration of Passionate Youth

Dirt and Ashes, or: The One-and-a-Half Body Problem

survival of the fittest

Of Harrowed Hearts

How Naruto and Sasuke Became Friends

Force of Nature

It’s Just That Any One of Us Is Half Without Another One Is You

monogatari

Cultivate Your Hunger

The Worst Shift

How To Save The World With No One Even Realizing

White Wedding

Cohabitation

I Hold With Those Who Favour Fire

The Natural Habitat of Haruno Sakura

Doing It ANBU

Continually Adapting (to Stay Alive)

now, for the second act

What Isn’t Broken (Can Still Be Fixed)

Commit Ourselves Into the Depths

Following Dreams (to Doom or Desire)

to love what is mortal

A Set-up For A Romantic Comedy

The Fair Maiden

Dancing in Circles

growth

(J)oak’s on Yew

Give and Take

Shadows and Fangs

Shit,” Kakashi says, torn, because if a genin manages to blow up a clan head they’re going to be in so much trouble.
— 

Kakashi POV (chp. 1)

An Invincible Summer by ShanaStoryteller (AO3)
Naruto – Teen/Mature – Uzumaki Naruto/Uchiha Sasuke
#Alternate Universe #Sexy no Jutsu #Fluff #Fix-it #Genderfluid Naruto

When Naruto is five, he’s gutted by a drunken civilian and presumed dead.

Six months later a girl with ash pale hair and dark blue eyes enters the Academy.

anonymous asked:

Could you rec some SasuNaru fics? Pretty please with a cherry on top! :3

An Invincible Summer

Clouded Mind and Heavy Heart

In Good Company

Baby Animals, Weddings, And Other Things Not Normally Associated With Uchiha Sasuke

Flesh and Bone

Of Harrowed Hearts

How Naruto and Sasuke Became Friends

These Hues Yet Hard to Hold

Diagnosis: Clueless

All things of dearest value hang on slender strings

Cultivate Your Hunger

Pyretos

The Worst Shift

Long lost

Vagrant Heart

The sun within me

Missing Pieces

Cohabitation

What Isn’t Broken (Can Still Be Fixed)

Partners

Hands

Baker’s Dozen

Don’t Be Stupid: An Epic Tale of Romance

The Demilitarized Zone

It’s All in Your Head

Parallels

CLEXA AU’S

List of random favorites (X) : 

List (I) (II) (III) (IV) (V) (VI) (VII) (VIII) (IX)

RANDOM (II)

anonymous asked:

What Clexa fics are you reading lately that you really love?

so many! i sound like a broken record but this fandom is rlly so talented. i’ve reread a lot of my favs (find them here or more in my fic rec page). a warning, i love angsty fics but they’re all beautiful and are art in my eyes.

but some fics that i’ve been loving recently/rereading again are:

red by theregalist - i just finished this and i am so in love! the story has the perfect balance of angst and fluff and it shows how beautiful wlw relationships are tbh :’)

love on the ground by hedaswolf - seriously everyone needs to read this. it’s probably in my top 3 favourite canon fics and i’ve reread this so many times. the characterization of clarke and lexa especially, are spot on. i deadass cry every time

larke by r_d - ok ok so if you want to read a fic where it has plot and some amazing smut…this is the fic to read. the smut scenes are well written and very hot. 

within me an invincible summer by thrace - again, one of my favourite canon fics! i consider this fic, art. there’s that one part which broke me, i was so shocked and how the author has written this fic is just too beautiful. 

in love and war and politics by centuriesofexistence - if you haven’t read this, you are missing out honestly. i want a tv show of this. the story is just so. good.

living on a fault line by anddirtyrain - y’all. clexa has a seven year old daughter together but they’re no longer together. the angst is real here but its so well written and organized i just want to drown in the story. every update is the highlight of my day, please do yourself a favour and go read this ;__;

and lastly…

this heart, fossilized and silent (once was tender and once was violent) by chrmdpoet - so i know that everyone and their mothers have read this fic but let me tell you! rereading it after a period of time makes the story even more impactful. i appreciate new details and nuances everytime. this is canon clexa but my heart still aches for this story for them on screen.

anonymous asked:

Hello! Ya have any good fix recs for Naruto with world-building? Like how the village works, how jobs go and may character building too? Much love <33

An Invincible Summer

To Be Lost on the Road of Life

A political perspective

In Good Company

Of Harrowed Hearts

Pulling My Weight

Dinner with the Special Assassination and Tactical Squad

It’s Just That Any One of Us Is Half Without Another One Is You

Storm of Sand, Rage of Fire

Doing It ANBU

Aries: “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus

Taurus“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity”― Novala Takemoto

Gemini: “I leaned out one last time and caught a snowflake on my tongue. They tasted so good, so pure and so divine, like nothing I had ever tasted from the sky.”  ― Shannon A. Thompson 

Cancer: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell

Leo“The days are getting colder, have a warm heart.”  ― Unknown 

Virgo: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck

Libra“Advice is like snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper in sinks into the mind.”  ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

Scorpio: “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” ― John Boswell

Sagittarius: “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”  Anton Chekhov 

Capricorn“Love is like the winter, it can be beautiful and peaceful, but also cruel and cold.”  ― Unknown 

Aquarius “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”― Jeffrey McDaniel

Pisces: “Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.” ― Kahlil Gibran

anonymous asked:

so i've been reading alot of esama (and your stuff- it's really good :D *thumbs up) lately and compared to you guys, all the other fanfics seem to be ten times more angsty. so i wanted to ask (cause you're the only tumblr person i ask stuff to) if you can rec some fics (i'm fine with any fandom). i'm not exactly looking for fluff or crack, just kind of a -i move at my own pace and i don't really care about what you think character. hope that wasn't too confusing and i really appreciate it!!! :D

Sorry this is a bit late, I’ve been really busy lately so I couldn’t get to this until now. The criteria you set is a little… hard to get a bead on but here’s some fics that (imo) aren’t overly angsty and has pretty independent/my-pace kind of characters, and of course they’re all really good. I tried to pick fics from a variety of fandoms so I hope you’ll enjoy them:

such selfish prayers by andromeda3116 (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Katara’s ambition, so long set aside for the good of others, breaks free and sets fire to her soul. Or, Katara has a vision of her canon future, casts it aside, and becomes a world-changing politician instead.

if you try to break me, you will bleed by Dialux (Game of Thrones)

It had been a slash across her chest from a White Walker’s sword that finally ended her life. Sansa’d landed in a puddle of her own blood, and she’d died quickly, quietly.

And then she’d awoken with a gasp, trembling, in a bed that had burned under Theon’s betrayal.

The life and times of Hatake Kakashi, the long-suffering jōnin-sensei by FeelingsDusk (Naruto)

Kakashi is being trolled. He doesn’t know how that can be, but he knows with utmost certainty that he’s being trolled somehow.

OR

Kakashi gets saddled with the cheekiest little brats ever and wonders if it’s too late to become a missing nin.

The best helping hand is at the end of your own arm by FeelingsDusk (Teen Wolf)

Stiles draws the line at being kidnapped and tortured by a geriatric fascist and having to sacrifice his poor Roscoe to save people that didn’t appreciate it afterwards, thank you very much.

(Peter is smitten by his approach to self-sufficiency.)

Cirrus Cloud by silencia20 (HP x KHR)

In which you are Acacia Potter and drift around in the world. The war’s over and now most of what you do is out of boredom, until you meet a certain hitman.

grow up mean by pprfaith, reena_jenkins (BtVS x Fast & Furious)

Carter has always had an eye for deadly things and the blonde on his dancefloor fits the bill.

Adventures in Magick by PseudonymousEntity (Harry Potter)

“What Would A Hero Do?” Newly crowned wizard and avid reader of fantasy fiction, eleven-year-old Harry Potter makes friends with the goblin standing outside Gringotts with unforeseen consequences. Armed with an unlikely posse -his insatiable curiosity- and a pocket full of questions, Curious!Harry embarks on his first year at Hogwarts. Merlin help us.

Say Boys Don’t You See Them Bones by Adel Mortescryche (Mortescryche) (KHR)

In which Tsuna’s the Corpse Whisperer.

(Or: In the months he spends at the Varia Compound at Timoteo’s behest, Tsuna manages to stumble across enough forgotten dead bodies to fill entire cemeteries. And everyone is terribly amused. Except, y’know, for him.)

Influence of Souls by Nia_River (Harry Potter)

He stared at his journal, a creation into which he had poured his memories and dreams, his heart and … soul. Now, to send it to where it needed to be.

Young and Built to Fall by fingers-falling-upwards (One Piece)

Ace will save his nakama. He will save his father. And he will save his little brother and ensure Luffy’s happiness even if it kills him. Again. Thankfully, he won’t be doing it alone. Together, he and Luffy will change the world.

once a queen or king of narnia, always a king or queen by dirgewithoutmusic (Chronicles of Narnia)

A lion told her to walk away, and she did. He forbade her magic, he forbade her her own kingdom, so she made her own.

Susan Pevensie did not lose faith. She found it.

The Little Guy by TokiMirage (Final Fantasy VII)

The last thing Cloud wants, when given the chance, is to do it all over again. Instead, he chooses the normal life. After all, a Janitor could never save the world. But… well, it all starts with the General’s coffee machine.

The Sum of Their Parts by holdmybeer (Harry Potter)

For Teddy Lupin, Harry Potter would become a Dark Lord. For Teddy Lupin, Harry Potter would take down the Ministry or die trying. He should have known that Hermione and Ron wouldn’t let him do it alone.

An Invincible Summer by ShanaStoryteller (Naruto)

When Naruto is five, he’s gutted by a drunken civilian and presumed dead.

Six months later a girl with ash pale hair and dark blue eyes enters the Academy.

Again and Again by Athy (Harry Potter)

The Do-Over Fic - a chance to do things again, but this time-To Get it Right. But is it really such a blessing as it appears? A jaded, darker, bitter, and tired wizard who just wants to die; but can’t. A chance to learn how to live, from the most unexpected source.

My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

Truly yours,
Albert Camus

—  Albert Camus