the planet of decision

classysharkbarbarian  asked:

I would die for your headcannons how are YOU SO GOOD AT MAKING THEM

*finger guns* i spend most of my waking hours consuming memes my guy

  • keith: “shiro… told me to lead voltron” hunk: “galra keith, i’m glad you discovered your sense of humor but now is not the time for jokes”
  • coran was altea’s bill nye
    • but like. more ripped
    • had a series of informational videos that covered basically anything slightly educational. was sleeveless in every single one
    • he was the Science Guy
  • lance insists upon the use of space rock paper scissors to solve disputes. it’s exactly like normal rock paper scissors but the rock is a space rock
  • they refer to keith’s shack as the “love shack, baby love shack”
  • slav: *breathes* shiro, under his breath: “patience yields focus patience yields focus patience yields focus-”
  • they ditch kaltenecker on the first planet with aliens that’ll take him
    • lance argues against this decision vehemently
    • “but allura we can’t get rid of him!! he reminds keith of home” “lance if you tell another texas joke i swear to god-”
  • lance’s Mermaid Thing conversation w hunk was 1% “wow mermaids are hot” and 99% “i wanna be a mermaid”
  • pidge: “why do you guys have british accents” allura: “what’s a british”
  • somebody: wow! such a nice and warm weather, it feels like spring!
  • me: nice
  • me, muttering under my breath: shut the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's JANUARY it's not supposed to be this warm yet!!!!!!!!!!! global warming is HERE and our cold snowy beautiful winters are forever history!!!!!! yet we are doing NOTHING about the case!!!!!!!! and even if we did something trump is the president of united states now and he's going to FUCK everything UP because his climate decisions will affect EVERYBODY!!!ON!THIS!PLANET! this weather is not _NICE AND WARM___ WHAT THE FUCKKK it's the awaiting HELLFIRE THAT'S RADIATING HEAT UPON US SO SHUT UP
Images of Change

Our planet is constantly changing, and we use the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of Earth, improve lives and safeguard our future. 

These images show change over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. Some of these effects are related to climate change, some are not. Some document the effects of urbanization or the ravage of natural hazards such as fires and floods. All show our planet in a state of flux. Take a look…

Urban Expansion in New Delhi, India

Between the times these two images were taken, the population of India’s capital and its suburbs (known collectively as “Delhi”) ballooned from 9.4 million to 25 million. It is now second in population only to Tokyo, which has 38 million people.

Great Salt Lake Shrinkage, Utah

Dramatic change in the area of the Great Salt Lake over the past 25 years. The lake was filled to near capacity in 1985 because feeder streams were charged with snowmelt and heavy rainfall. In contrast, the 2010 image shows the lake shriveled by drought. The Promontory Peninsula (protruding into the lake from the top) is surrounded by water on three sides in the first image, but is landlocked on its eastern side in the second.

Exceptional Early Ice Melt, Greenland

Meltwater streams, rivers and lakes form in the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet every spring or early summer, but melting began exceptionally early in 2016. Melting encourages further melting when pods of meltwater develop, since they darken the surface and absorb more sunlight than ice does. Surface melt contributes to sea-level rise when the water runs off into the ocean.

Iran’s Lake Urmia Changes Color

Some combination of algae and bacteria is periodically turning Iran’s Lake Urmia from green to red. The change typically occurs when summer heat and dryness evaporate water, increasing the lake’s saltiness. Data from satellites indicate that the lake has lost about 70% of its surface area over the last 14 years.

Owens Lake Degradation, California

Owens Lake lies in the Owens Valley between the Sierra Nevada and the Inyo Mountains, about 130 miles north of Los Angeles, California. For thousands of years, it was one of the most important stopover sites in the western U.S. for migrating waterfowl and shore birds. However, in the early 20th century, the lower Owens River, which fed the lake, was largely diverted to the Los Angeles aqueduct. Water from springs and artesian wells kept some of the lake alive, but toxic chemicals and dust impinged on the regional environment and disturbed the bird habitat.

Baban Rafi Deforestation, Niger

Baban Rafi Forest is the most significant area of woodland in the Maradi Department of Niger, a west African country on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. These pictures show the loss of a significant fraction of the natural landscape (darker green areas) of the forest to agriculture. Population in this region quadrupled during the 40 years leading up to the 2007 image.

Colorado River Evolution, Mexico 

These two pictures illustrate the extremes of water flow in the Colorado River since measurements began in the late 1800s. The 1985 image was taken in the midst of record high flow, while the 2007 image shows the driest period. Excessive rains or severe droughts directly change the amount of water available in the Colorado River Basin, and so does the increasing pressure of human needs throughout the western states.

Helheim Glacier Melt, Greenland

Along the margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet, outlet glaciers flow as icy rivers through fjords and out to sea. These pictures show a fjord in which Helheim Glacier (on the left) is crumbling into large and small icebergs (light blue, on the right). The glacier outlet held steady from the 1970s until about 2001, then began to retreat toward its source about 4/7 miles between 2001 and 2005. The glacier’s flow to the sea has also sped up.

Drying Lake Poopó, Bolivia

Lake Poopó, Bolivia’s second-largest lake and an important fishing resource for local communities, has dried up once again because of a drought and diversion of water sources for mining and agriculture. The last time it dried was in 1994, after which it took several years for water to return and even longer for ecosystems to recover.

Flooding on the Ganges River, India

Heavy monsoon rains have caused catastrophic flooding along the Ganges and other rivers in eastern and central India. At least 300 people died and more than six million were affected by the flooding, according to news reports. These images show a stretch of the Ganges near Patna.

All of this knowledge about our home planet enables policy makers, government agencies and other stakeholders to make informed decisions on critical issues that occur all around the world. From rising sea levels to the changing availability of freshwater, we enable studies that unravel the complexities of our planet from the highest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere to its core.

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Progressed Mercury

I am going to talk about progressed Mercury! Progressed planets are mostly useful for predictive astrology and helps show how you’ve grown in certain aspects of your life. Progressed planets are when your planet(s) actually moves through the signs, houses, or other natal planets. Progressed Mercury rules over communication, learning, and decision making. There are many sites out there that can draw up a progressed chart for you! 

Progressed Aries Mercury: This is a time in your life where you feel most outgoing and expressive. You might find new empowerment and bravery towards communication. You have a LOT of energy to burn towards education, decision making, and ideas. This is a promising time for a fresh start.

Progressed Taurus Mercury: You are more patient and reserved with communication. There is a huge focus on slow decision making. This is a good time to reflect on your values, self-esteem, wants, and needs. You might be more practical with learning and decision making during this time period.

Progressed Gemini Mercury: A lot is going to be happening in the realm of the mind, communication, learning, and decision making! You might find yourself more social, talkative, persuasive, but also scattered in your communication. While you might trip up and become unfocused occasionally this is a great time to hone your communicative skills. You will have a more restless mind, can develop wit or more humor, and you’ll desire a LOT of interaction with others.  This is a promising time for learning. You will have a thirst for knowledge and can retain information easier. This is one of the best times to make new friends and connections.

Progressed Cancer Mercury: This period has a huge focus on learning to express yourself emotionally. Long-standing issues can be resolved. You can be extra sensitive during this time when communicating with others. Making new friends/lovers is slowed down unless they help uncover an emotional challenge you’re solving. Be careful of getting stuck on memories or creating grudges during this time period.

Progressed Leo Mercury: This is a promising time for self-expression on a creative, empowering, or confident level. You speak your mind now. You have faith in yourself and identity and have a desire to show people more of YOU. This is a period of time where you come out with traits/aspects about yourself to the world. You have a confident approach towards decision making and you find ways to make learning fun.

Progressed Virgo Mercury: This is a good time for education and honing in on your talents and learning style. You are likely practical but also cooperative and efficient in your communication right now. You make good impressions and understand how to better communicate in a polite way. Watch out for self-criticism!

Progressed Libra Mercury: Here is a good time to better understand yourself and others. Learning is done more so via people/relationships. You are honing your communication skills and maintaining relationships. You might meet new lifelong friends or lovers during this time. Connections and relationships are key right now.

Progressed Scorpio Mercury: You are likely much more reserved, introspective, and possibly socially isolated at times right now. Decision making is intense, slower, and complicated. Communication is focused on the deeper side of things. Your communication is geared towards emotional expression, helping others, and communicating with your inner self. Learning can be distracted by trials and deep thought.

Progressed Sagittarius Mercury: Here is a time of exploration and newness! New friends, going back to school, and exploring other cultures/beliefs will be happening now. This is a time for freedom in your communication and learning. You feel lighter and speak with more optimism. You can be highly impulsive and adventurous in your decision making.

Progressed Capricorn Mercury: You are more rational and methodical in communication. You are reserved with self-expression via emotions. Your communication style is serious now and your decisions calculated and practical. This is a good time for judgment and planning but also watch out for negativity, doubt, and blocked feelings.

Progressed Aquarius Mercury: Your communication style is charismatic but maybe detached. You make friends easily but not closer relations. Your decision making process is on a big-picture scale and more innovative. This is a great time for ideas. You might discover new subjects you want to explore, your thinking/perspective is likely changed too. Just want to emphasize the change in your thinking during this time! 

Progressed Pisces Mercury: You might become more reclusive and lost in your imagination/mind during this time. A lot of your decision making is fueled by emotions and a desire for escapism. This is a good time to explore your imagination but you can easily get detached from reality.

a problem many people see with democracies, is that they don’t believe the people truly know what is best for themselves. This is a mistake that comes from arrogance and greed. 

People do know what is best for themselves and each other, and they try to act in these ways. Hindering the people’s voice only leads to problems with the deciding classes thinking they know more than everyone else on the planet, and thinking their decisions are superior. 

Yes, there are some people more qualified to answer scientific and medical, etc., questions than others, but when it comes to what is best for the people sociopolitically, the people know what is best for themselves. They live their lives, they know what their problems are. It is pretentious to believe the people do not know about their own lives, and how to better themselves.

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Hello everyone! I have posted my top 10 anime of 2016 on Anime Planet.

My decision was based on the following criteria:
Animation Quality
Sound (soundtrack, voice acting)
Characters
Story (Overall entertainment, plot holes)
Access (I only have Crunchyroll)

Follow me on Anime Planet at ccallstar111

If you disagree with the order or what should be on the list, I love talking about it with others so be my guest! 😄

darkcrownobservation  asked:

Are we going to fight the present government to insure the future for our planet? To try and reverse the most absurd decisions American, AMERICAN people have made and are STILL making? Hell Yeah! We lost the battle but the war is in all of our hands, lets not get them soiled by the blood of our own countrymen. Unless its' Donald Trumps. And that's not a threat, It's a warning

PREACH MY BRUTHAH

Try

Request: Can you do #6 with Yugyeom please? ^^ Maybe angst but ends fluffy?

6) “My nightmares usually involve losing you.”

Member: Got7′s Yugyeom x Y/N

Type: angst/fluff


Your lids were heavy as you ran your fingers through Yugyeom’s hair for what had to have been the thousandth time. You had been cautiously waiting for his breathing to steady and shifting to halt after he had climbed into bed beside you hours ago. He had found difficulty sleeping for months and you had joked that only BamBam could comfort his fears of the dark. Of course he had insisted he didn’t have any fears to begin with. 

You looked warily to the sleeping form of BamBam, not terribly far from the full mattress you were cuddled upon. You smiled fondly upon the man, not much older than your own boyfriend, and looked back down. They had to have been your favorite people on the planet. 

So what you were doing was the right decision…wasn’t it?

You cautiously rocked the mattress, unsurprised when Yugyeom only grumbled sleepily and flopped over. Once asleep, he was normally a pretty sound sleeper, having adapted to taking advantage of what rest he could. You slowly slid atop the sheets, attempting to create as little motion as possible as you pushed away from them. Your feet plopped onto the floor, causing you to instantly shiver from the cold of the hardwood. You bit you lip and held your breath as the bed creaked, releasing your weight from it’s springs. 

It took a moment for you to calm your breathing as you stood between the two beds. Adrenaline pumped through your veins and caused the pounding of your own heart to echo in your ear drums. You closed your eyes tightly before reopening them again and nodded to yourself. You were making the right decision. 

You had been dating Yugyeom for a few months now, accidentally winning his heart around the same time the JYP dating ban had been lifted. Upon moving to Korea, you never had intentions of looking for love, especially with a pop idol. You had bumped into him one day during a shift at the small cafe you had worked at, spilling coffee all over both of you. As you had dabbed at his white pants (seriously, who owned white pants?) you had unintentionally dabbed your way into his heart. 

You had underestimated how lovable he was, but then again, maybe he had done the same for you. In no time, you had become inseparable. He quickly introduced you to his members who had taken you in as one of their own. You became a constant fixture at their dorm, but soon felt the ware your presence caused. 

Since the days in which you became more serious, you had noticed the added stress you had provided to the Got7 members. While Yugyeom loved his group, the music, and dancing, he seemed to love something just as equally those days. 

You. 

You had tried to ignore them at first, the side eyes from Jaebum and Jinyoung when you entered a room. The men in which you were initially so close to now knew you as a distraction. You constantly argued with Yugyeom about appearing during dance practices, but he wanted you there, so you tried to become as small and uninteresting as possible. The theory seemed fine in your mind, but it wouldn’t take long for Yugyeom to fall off task and get scolded by one of his hyungs as soon as you appeared. He was a pro at trying to impress you, but his members were exhausted by his antics. Antics that you had unintentionally encouraged simply by your existence. 


Earlier that week, after promising to make the members dinner, you had unwittingly walked in on a team meeting. The tension was thick in the living area as you remained frozen in the entryway, popping off your shoes and struggling with grocery bags. You had taken a deep breath, ready to call out to the boys to help you, but stopped yourself. You hissed as if you were a deflated balloon, swallowing your yell as you heard Jaebum’s annoyed voice echo down the hallway. 

“If being in a relationship is making you break focus, maybe we should reinstate the ban,” he growled. “You aren’t going to take the group down because you can’t control your hormones.”

The rest of the members remained silent as Jaebum spoke, most eerily, the usually excited voice of Yugyeom. 

“Now, if you can’t balance the two, it’s time to break it off,” JB continued. “You’re young. You have the rest of eternity to find love. but only a small amount of time to work and make money.”

You had closed your eyes and leaned over, pulling open the front door quietly again. You opened your eyes before slamming it and clearing your throat, feigning your reentrance. “Hey guys! Can someone help me?”

You heard JB mutter a quick “Get it together” before several members appeared, sad smiles on their faces. You nodded knowingly, passing bag after bag to the group before Yugyeom appeared, a distinct puffiness characterizing his eyes. 

You couldn’t cause the group strife anymore. 

You didn’t blame his members. They were right. Your presence had been unintentionally sabotaging their own careers for some time now and you would no longer be responsible. 


You leaned over, grabbing a few pieces of clothing you recognized as your own and tossed them into your overnight bag. You were careful to avoid the rows and rows of BamBam’s shoes lined against the wall as you tiptoed about, straining your eyes in the darkness to locate the items you had accumulated in the bedroom over the past few months. You leaned over, grabbing a t-shirt you had originally thought was your own, but upon further inspection noticed was Yugyeom’s. You balled up the shirt, prepared to drop it on the floor, but you were unable to loosen your fingers. Instead, you lifted the thin fabric to your face and buried your nose deep into the cotton. Taking a deep breath in, you inhaled Yugyeom’s scent, a mix of clean laundry and facial cleansers. 

You struggled with your own will as you stood there, foolishly looming above your boyfriend while simultaneously smelling his clothing. You would laugh at yourself on any other occasion, but currently you felt as if you could cry. You had to do this if you truly cared about him. You couldn’t stand in the way of his career any longer. 

You tossed his t-shirt into your bag after a moment of struggling with your thoughts. He wouldn’t miss it. 

You continued to hurry around the room, tossing item after item into your bag. You hadn’t realized how many things you had left in the dorm until this very moment. With an overflowing bag and a chest heavy with emotion, you pulled open the bedroom door and sidestepped into the hallway. You ignored the glowing lights flooding from various bedrooms as you struggled by and plopped your bag by the front door as you began to dig for your shoes. It wasn’t a small task as you dug through piles of sneakers long since abandoned by the boys. 

Just as you set sight on your flats, you held your breath as you heard an unsteady pair of feet padding down the hall. 

“J-jagi?” Yugyeom’s sleepy voice growled. You looked up, wide eyed as he flipped on a small lamp near the doorway. 

“Hey,” you said quietly, not sure of where to direct your attention. Yugyeom was adorable, which broke your heart even more. His hair stuck up in matted and odd directions and a loose tank top hung from his tall frame. He looked like a small boy standing before you, woken up from a bad dream. 

“Are you going home?” he yawned, scrubbing a hand through his hair again. 

‘Ye-yeah,” you stuttered, adjusting your gaze to the floor so you wouldn’t have to look at him. 

“Did you forget something, I think Jinyoung has extra toothbrushes just in-”

“No Yugyeom,” you whispered, feeling tears begin to prickle your eyes. “I didn’t forget anything.”

“Then why are you leaving?” he asked, tilting his head innocently. 

“Why’d you wake up?” you countered gently. 

“I…um…I couldn’t sleep,” he hummed, his mouth forming an embarrassed smile. “I…I had a bad dream.” 

“What about?” you continued. You wanted to talk about anything but you leaving. He couldn’t know you weren’t coming back. 

You realized what a coward you were, but this was the only way. 

“Well…I had a dream that you had left,” he chuckled uneasily. “To be honest, my nightmares usually involve losing you.” 

“Why aren’t you two in bed?” a deep voice grumbled. You jumped, looking past Yugyeom to see JB standing behind him, arms crossed and face stoic. 

“Couldn’t sleep,” you whispered, avoiding his eye contact as well. The last thing you wanted to do was anger the leader anymore than you had previously. 

“Then try,” he said simply. Yugyeom nodded, offering up little argument as he sleepily tottered back down the hallway and into his bedroom. You winced as you scooted your overnight bag toward the wall and dropped your shoes again. You shuffled toward JB, beginning to move past him when you felt his muscular hand grab your wrist. 

“Try,” he repeated with a small nod. He smiled for a moment, not necessarily directing it toward you. “I know we’re difficult…but he deserves for you to try.” 

“Jaebum,” you argued quietly, your eyes lingering up from the floor to find his face. His own eyes were kind as he watched over you. “But you-”

“I’m the biggest pain,” he nodded. “But the first one to let you know, he needs you. As much as we hate seeing him lovesick, we’d hate seeing him heartbroken even more. Just try.” 

You chuckled to yourself, nodding at Jaebum as well. “Just so we’re clear…”

“No, I don’t want you to leave,” JB hummed in monotone. “Now go to bed.” 

JB gently squeezed your wrist again before releasing it and pushing you gently back down the hallway. 

You eased into Yugyeom and BamBam’s bedroom, noting that Yugyeom had flipped on a small lamp near his bed as a night light. 

You walked as quietly as you could past BamBam who was still completely passed out on his mattress, snoring quietly along to the light music he had pulsing near his bed. You smiled as you looked from him to Yugyeom, hopping over the hard wood to climb into bed. 

You settled into his open arms, nested into his neck, and closed your eyes. 

“Why were you leaving?” Yugyeom cooed after a few moments of silence. You had hoped he would have dropped the question. 

“I…I forgot something,” you stuttered, wrapping your arms around his waist. 

“Mmm, then why did you decide to stay?” he whispered. 

You smiled to yourself, knowing Yugyeom couldn’t see your expression, but content with your answer nonetheless. “Because Jaebum let me know I had it after all.”

Originally posted by wangmins

[S]:Collapse

mayhaps im just repeating what someone else has already said and said better but [S]:Collide needed to be way smarter than it was 

like. i genuinely think hussie wrote the scene and its prior framing around the striders, terezi, vriska, and john and/or roxy, and then tossed in the rest w/o regard to what could reasonably be deemed a satisfying ending to their arcs.

here’s what could have been tighter:

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anonymous asked:

So since we got White, how would you describe your Blue Diamond's personality?

Being the youngest of the Diamonds, Blue Diamond is kind of…. spoiled by them? If she has a problem, they fix it for her. If they found an interesting specimen from a planet, they’d gift it to her.

She’d like to make decisions on her own but she’s really uncertain about a lot of things, especially since all three other Diamonds are so much older than her and she looks up to them. 

Things changed when they began gem production and Blue realized the gems they made listened to her and would do anything she wanted. They looked up to her and adored her and worshiped her. While the other diamond adored her, she’d never quite felt as though they respected her authority.

She rewarded these new gems with trinkets and Pearls and spires and weapons  and arenas because that’s all she knew. She’d pick some favorites and keep them close to her. Gems began to compete to be in her favor. She loved this. Her gems were quick to improve themselves for her and she felt they were better than White’s gems who seemed so authoritarian or Yellow’s gems who seemed so temperamental and all those in between that were just a mess.

During all this the other Diamonds were busy going from planet to planet, searching… She had more than enough time to mingle with her own favorite gems. She’d listen to their praise and a few ideas and she began to value them as actual gems. Not equals, but gems all the same.

This conflicted with Pink, Yellow and White’s ideals that these creations of theirs were just means to an end. Especially White, who would never see them as anything more than objects.

Blue had just been so young when they began creating gems. Clearly, to the other Diamonds, she was just being silly. She was getting way too attached to her toys. Was there any real harm in that, though? They let her have her fun.

Pink and Yellow would visit her while she mingled and give her light lectures about her behavior with the gems she created. If she ever got too close to one over a few centuries, White would have that gem taken away. Blue would be sad and Pink and Yellow would keep her company and try to understand why Blue was so upset. It’d happen so often that soon Yellow and Pink began to notice the quirks Blue’s gems would have. The way one Agate would ruffle another’s hair. How they’d huddle around and whisper to one another, giggling as if sharing a private joke.

When Pink and Yellow would go back to their own gems they’d notice those quirks with their gems as well. It was strange and familiar because didn’t the Diamonds do that to each other? Surely their little creations weren’t really like them. They’d go back to Blue and ask her questions and Blue realized this was a chance for the other Diamonds to listen to her about something. Anything.

Eventually she gets Pink and Yellow to her level and they begin to consider building things for their gems. Keep them safe from the elements on planets they had been created on. There was just so many though and there were so many planets to go back to… Gems they had left behind because they hadn’t cared.

White, to keep her Diamonds happy, halted their original plans and organized their gems to go back to planets and select a few to actively colonize, though she’d never understand why the other Diamonds wanted this.

Blue is just so pleased and this is the most active she’s been in anything and she’s building up that confidence. Every decision she makes about her gems is her own. The other Diamonds seem to be slowly warming up to her holding as much authority as them. Sometimes she even calls them out on some mischief and its fun.

Her gems have even more to compete with now. They fight for her favor and she encourages it so much. She’ll reward the winners, the best gems she has. The others ones are ignored or shunned. She’s busier now. She doesn’t have time for all of them.

Then Earth.

A Diamond got too close to her gems. Her job.

It all backfires. 

Spectacularly.

There’s rebellion and the rebellion is small but powerful. Blue’s old, favorite gems turned on her. Tired of being treated like nothing as soon as they lost favor. Using her own gifts against Blue and the other Diamonds. Arenas they had trained in. Spires where weapons had been developed. Pearls who had gone undercover.

A Diamond was lost. Yellow fled after a few centuries and White stays at her side, watching over everything she does.

Blue Diamond lost confidence in any of her decisions relating to her gems. She instead sits back and rules from a distance, focused only on using her planet’s resources to their full potential, not daring to mingle with her court again.

Read, Be Smart, Be Human.


The modern internet-bazaar mediated an unfathomable amount of human interaction compared to everything that previously existed in our history. This meeting place of different ideas lifted the veil of ignorance from our tribal mythological mindsets. As a consequence we’re seeing ourselves as never before, the strange and different men and women from other cultures are starting to appear.. human, like us. And it’s not that “we begin to see our rights”, but we see that we transcend the concept all together.. We are Nature, we don’t need “rights” to be given by anybody! We cannot be kept on “private land” anymore, at the landowner’s discretion and whims. We begin to see that we are IT, we are the land, we are the sky.. Albeit worn out, the figurative “waking up” is exactly what’s happening to us.

This internet-bazaar is also the greatest tool of social data gathering. Opinion polls, search engines, statistics, they show the temperature of humanity in perfect detail and in real time. But this is not a “mirror” in which society could see itself and profit, building confidence at its beautiful features, harmonise its movements or able to correct its bad posture. This is a secret private keyhole through which a select few have discretionary access. Once ago the ones that knew the ocean currents and the trade winds were able to exploit them to great benefit, but today the greatest energetic flow to be taken advantage of is that of human mind. Just look around you, the whole surface of the earth was reshaped by abstract mind like no other geological force ever did in such a short period of time. Humanity is like a great unconscious beast whose powerful movements are made use of by the tiniest of parasites. The sudden signs of awakening given off by the great beast, starting to see itself and see its potential to move for its own interest,have been promptly noted. And the parasites are having none of it!

Those who are at the top are as ignorant and savage as those that are at the very bottom. The latter from the lack of education, affection, food and constant malaise, and the former from the putrid environment of overindulgence mixed with the lack of moral fiber one develops from a detached life. Behind exclusive suits and ties.. just prosaic aggressive apes with an attitude, having this newly installed thing called “ego” driving them with perfect authority. And this makes them the most deranged clique of all, desperate for power, needing duality, self and “other”, needing subjects under their mighty boot. They only feel good in a primitive cast system. The biggest enemy of all such parasites is democracy, real democracy not “representative democracy” which proved itself to be the same old autocracy who at the end of a few revolutions decided to ditch its pompous attire for a casual outfit and blend in with the angry crowds. Consequently, the biggest enemy of all important decision-makers on this planet is a flourishing educated humankind!

Our current official and unofficial agencies of power are all having a vested interest in fractionating society and its means of coalescing, so that the pyramid of rule never gets dismantled and redistributed democratically (as any sane and modern society should be). They want to keep us apart and busy with fearing each-other.

How best can you break the wings of education, democracy and equality than parsing the human-cattle, inventing and nurturing tribal mindsets and conflicts among them. Russia is again in conflict with the US, England is rejecting the EU, China is menacing SE Asia and the US, tensions mount around the recently opened northern corridors between Canada, Russia, Norway and others, “terrorism” is used everywhere to take away the rights of citizens, restrict borders and heighten the means of surveillance. “What the fuck happened with humans?” one might ask..

Make no naive mistake, all these hostilities are NOT of the russian, american, syrian or european people. It’s the local parasites! And there are NO such things as uncalculated actions “done in anger” either. These are precise purposeful moves that have NOTHING to do with the interest of the people, nor the will of the people. Just as the former Cold War proved, “conflict” is the greatest excuse to control your own citizens! Conflict suits perfectly the establishments on either side, be they corporate-congress and communist party, military-industrial complex and the arabic state, or the fascists and oligarchs. Conflict blows their authority out of proportion! And while they indulge in greatly increased powers, the people on both sides are willingly renouncing their privileges, kissing the feet of their “protectors” for keeping away the dangerous.. people. Now, guess what the people on the other side are doing? War is how the biggest business on Earth gets made.

If we take the families of all those brave presidents, politicians, army generals and businessmen that provoke these high-cost conflicts, and put them in the frontline of pain and misery, would these conflicts still be “unavoidable”? Just think about the mighty triumphant Trump having to run with a rifle on the battlefield.. All US conflicts would turn into cooperation, or at least diplomatic settlements in a matter of weeks.

With the current sociologic, logistical, technological, computational, statistical, communicational, data-gathering means that Humanity has, the eradication of terrorism, poverty, illiteracy and political strife between nations would be a thing accomplished in decades. Alas.. this would be the nightmare of all parasites! Including those that guzzle on your back.

The politico-economic elites rode the wave of globalization exploiting everything they could out of it, at the expense of the populations who endured the lowering of wages, unemployment and other hardships, and now the same elites are preparing to ride the wave of anti-globalization.. again, extracting everything out of it at the expense of the people. 

It isn’t the world that’s gone crazy, it’s the elites who are playing desperate and deranged games, clinging to the primitive feudalism that guarantees their power. We are not identifying and fighting a certain “elite” here, we’re fighting the petty aggressive animal ignorance that manifests at the very top of humanity, in every structure of upmost decisional power, from politics to courts of international law, big business and religion.

With our modern scientific, technological and other cultural means we would be able to witness for the first time in history Humanity having sovereignty over itself. You can be part of that by just bringing your focus on it. Start with the interesting and informative talk in the link above.


Image: The New Yorker

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The sharpshooter Lance <3 :) or beautiful-can-crush-you-Shay <3 <3 <3

Lance was done, so Shay!

Considering the level of intercommunication available to the Balmerans and their highly community-and-family-oriented culture, they don’t really have leaders, as much as tend to make group decisions by taking planet-wide councils via the Balmera itself. During this, certain prominent personalities tend to arise. Shay was not such a personality when the Balmera was held by the Galra, but she has been rising in esteem as a leader figure of her people.

Shay has relatively little experience with politics and diplomacy but is fascinated by the subject and has a pretty good knack for it- this has led to some very interesting conversations with Allura.

Allura is the prettiest person Shay has ever seen and she has no idea how people can be that delicate looking and radiant. There aren’t a lot of things to compare to but Allura reminds Shay a lot of the crystals. 

Balmerans can’t smell, at all, and Shay finds the concept pretty surreal. Conversely they have a seismic sense through the soles of their feet. Balmerans were spacefarers before the empire took them over but didn’t usually like to travel because for most Balmerans, it’s exquisitely uncomfortable to walk around on a planet that doesn’t speak to you.

I saw a fancomic once where Hunk gives Shay a flower and she’s thrilled, and also eats it, and Hunk, after momentary surprise is just like “okay, got it, flowers are food” and gets her a bouquet and that’s adorable and has buried itself in my heart as a Shay Thing.

People tend to overestimate Shay’s patience or underestimate the amount of attitude she has. She tends to be very patient and gentle, but she’s also incredibly diligent and determined and when she sets her mind to something she’s pretty much unstoppable. In particular, y’know how she rescued Hunk and Coran with that robot arm? That drone never saw it coming. Balmeran is walking up to you? Prisoner registry, even-tempered and weak-willed, utterly disinclined to resi- *CRUNCH*

On that note, Balmerans don’t really have a fighting style. They don’t usually need to. They tend to more or less amiably mosey over to whatever they need pulverized and crush it in their bare hands.

Balmerans are nearly indestructible. The empire figured out pretty quickly that the only real thing they could do to incapacitate was restrain them and even then you need very durable material.

Shay could destroy Shiro in arm wrestling. Verb choice very apt as in she would have to be pretty careful not to crush his prosthetic or accidentally throw him sideways off the table.

If she was exposed to human fashion I feel like she would be a big fan of lolita styles, the really frilly soft kind of looks.

I stand by the idea that if something happened to Hunk, Shay could be a worthy Yellow Paladin.