they are in like new condition

anonymous asked:

marx isnt a new atheist... i'm not saying we shouldn't be inclusive, i'm saying we should remain aware of the harm of organised religion has on society. help people "see the light" so to speak through education. real education

I wasn’t implying that Marx was a new atheist, but I was implying that an excessive focus on anti-theism will absolutely alienate newcomers. I’m tired of seeing people use that Marx quote as a bludgeon against religious people. A push towards socialist conditions will likely cause religiousness to wither away in certain respects, and I do hope the reactionary aspects of religion disappear completely, but I don’t see why we should care if comrades believe in a higher power or not. It’s an insightful quote from Marx, but I think it’s a bit short-sighted – I’m willing to bet that there will still be plenty of believers even in bountiful material conditions, and that shouldn’t be a concern. 

-Daividh

anonymous asked:

boys cuddle headcanons, please?

A/N: Hello dear anon!! Boys cuddles headcanons are here for you! Hope you like it :D


Nevra:

  • He loves to hug you;
  • He will hug you anywhere, whenever he has the chance. He doesn´t even care if others see it;
  • In reality it pleases him for others to see that you belong to him;
  • Innocent or provocative hugs…that depends on the mood you´re both in that day:


Ezarel:

  • Because of his touch condition hugs isn´t something that happens every single second;
  • But that doesn´t mean he doesn´t like them;
  • Hugging you after a long day of work is like recharging batteries to him and he loves that a lot;
  • He also likes to give you surprise hugs after teasing you to the point you get pissed off;


Valkyon:

  • He likes to hug you a lot but he´s a little shy to do it around other people so that will only happen when you too are alone;
  • His hugs are those that embrace all of you. Nothing new as his body his way bigger than yours;
  • Hugging you is really relaxing to him and he loves to see you let all your guards down in his embrace. That shows him how much you trust him;
  • His hugs always come together with a forehead kiss:
Week 8 of a new year new me.....

This week has been tough. I gained on the scale and feel bloated and generally yucky due to my poor schedule of excess meetings and late nights at work, poor food choices and no real walking this week due to the ice and weather.

Why does it feel like 5 steps forward but one bad week takes you 10 steps back? I don’t think it’s like that for everyone but for me and my ED abused body and chronic condition nightmare that is how it works. One bad week can literally wipe out 6 good weeks on the scale and in the way I feel physically and look. My eyes are black underneath again and my skin is patchy.

I can not give an inch. I know this as I’ve had the same results in the past. It’s incredibly frustrating and demoralizing for me and is why I have such a long history of being overweight and yoyo dieting. My normal pattern would be to quit and start again when the mood strikes me but I’ve come to s does even more damage and it takes longer each time to see even a small result. I swore that this year was truly about a new year and a new me so tomorrow I will start fresh with a new week. Work should be less stressful this week which means home at a decent time. Today was warm enough that some of the ice is melting and my husband went and got me spike belts for the bottoms of my hiking boots. I may not walk during the day but I will damn well walk the dog every evening. I have a nice deer roast out for supper tomorrow and can have the leftovers with a salad for lunch on Tuesday.

Today I had planned to finish up laundry and a number of other things but my body had other ideas. My fibromyalgia flared up so I slept late and then soaked in the hot tub for an hour. I had a late afternoon headache so slept for 1 ½ hrs following. Today became my chill out and relax day and tomorrow will be my finish everything up Day as it is a long weekend for me.

All will be well and I can do this. I just need to keep telling myself that.

@imladris14

shoukens  asked:

i think the seller has been mentioned before here? but i bought 2 figures from ngt100 on ebay recently - they arrived today and they're beautiful and in perfect condition! They were second hand and about $12 each with postage, so I wasn't expecting that much, but they look brand new! They only seem to sell prize figs and trading figs, but if anyone is like me and loves figures but can't afford to spend a lot on them, i'd definitely recommend checking them out!

oooh ive gotten figures from them too!!! id also recommend them!! 

THIS FRIENDSHIP…

AND ITS PROGRESSION.  

AND THIS SCENE, AND THE DIALOGUE IN IT, WAS WHAT MADE IT FOR ME. HOW YURIO WAS PROBABLY LOOKING FOR YUURI SINCE HE LEFT THE RINK, HE MAY HAVE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER FOR THE OTHER BOY, AND OF COURSE HE ACTS LIKE IT WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS, BUT WE KNOW HE WAS WORRIED.

AND THEN THE FACT HE’S TRYING TO CHEER UP YUURI… IN HIS OWN WAY OF COURSE.

HE’S BASICALLY SAYING “YOU KNOW, YOU HAD AN EXCUSE, FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO PERFORM WELL TODAY, BUT I DIDN’T, I WAS IN TOP CONDITION AND STILL MANAGE TO LOOSE TO JJ. SO STOP FEELING DEPRESSED.”

HOW HE WANTED TO GIVE HIM SOMETHING, THE FACT HE KNEW HIS BIRTHDAY WAS GETTING CLOSE AND WANTED YUURI TO TRY SOME OF HIS FAVORITE FOOD MADE BY HIS GRANDPA.

WE SEE HIM SMILE LIKE THIS, TOO PLEASED THAT THE OTHER BOY IS TRYING HIS GRANDPA’S NEW CREATION, HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH YUURI.

Yurio has already left his guards down when he’s around the other boy, and maybe without even realizing it himself he already considers him as more than just another rival.

Yuuri’s now become his friend.

How to Stop Being a People Pleaser

1. Recognize that you have choices. Usually people-pleasers feel as if they don’t have a choice, and they have to say yes when someone asks for their help. But you DO have a choice – and it’s Ok to say no.

2. Decide on your priorities. If you already have commitments or you have set priorities then it’s easy to say no as you’ve a genuine “excuse”. Do what matters most to you, and please remember - it’s your life!

3. Stall for time – don’t give an answer right away. Say you need a bit of time before you make up your mind. That allows you time and space to think about the consequences. For other things will likely suffer if you take on far too much.

4. Don’t be afraid to add conditions to your yeses. For example, say that you’ll only say yes if someone else says yes as well – or only take on a new task for a set period of time.

5. Are you being manipulated? There are plenty who will use you to ensure their plans succeed, so watch out for those compliments and empty flattery.

6. Be firm when you say no. The first time you say no it feels uncomfortable and hard. But once you’ve done that a few times it starts to feel much easier. Also, if you sound confident then others take you seriously.

7. Don’t defend you decision. You have a right to say no – and to NOT defend yourself. It’s your life after all - you don’t have to explain “why” … or come up with excuses … or be pushed and pressurised. And don’t apologise to others - saying no is not a crime!

Business and Pleasure - Part 10

Summary:  Bucky AU. After a major deal falls through, your father’s business almost falls apart. In a desperate attempt to save his livelihood, he seeks the help of his oldest friend, George Barnes, who happens to be the CEO of one of the most influential businesses in New York. He agrees, but on one condition. You have to marry his son.

Word Count: 2,201

Warnings: Swearing


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The two of you had fallen into silence, both seemingly lost in thought. The appetizers were delicious, but you couldn’t do more than pick at them. You were too distracted by your thoughts to focus on eating.

So much had happened in so little time. Sure, it seemed like you had your best friend back, but who knew how long that would last. He seemed sincere earlier, but there was no way to guarantee that the two of you wouldn’t get into another stupid argument and find yourselves right back where you started.

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How to Stop being a People Pleaser

1. Recognize that you have choices. Usually people-pleasers feel as if they don’t have a choice, and they have to say yes when someone asks for their help. But you DO have a choice – and it’s Ok to say no.

2. Decide on your priorities. If you already have commitments or you have set priorities then it’s easy to say no as you’ve a genuine “excuse”. Do what matters most to you, and please remember - it’s your life!

3. Stall for time – don’t give an answer right away. Say you need a bit of time before you make up your mind. That allows you time and space to think about the consequences. For other things will likely suffer if you take on far too much.

4. Don’t be afraid to add conditions to your yeses. For example, say that you’ll only say yes if someone else says yes as well – or only take on a new task for a set period of time.

5. Are you being manipulated? There are plenty who will use you to ensure their plans succeed, so watch out for those compliments and empty flattery.

6. Be firm when you say no. The first time you say no it feels uncomfortable and hard. But once you’ve done that a few times it starts to feel much easier. Also, if you sound confident then others take you seriously.

7. Don’t defend you decision. You have a right to say no – and to NOT defend yourself. It’s your life after all - you don’t have to explain “why” … or come up with excuses … or be pushed and pressurised. And don’t apologise to others - saying no is not a crime!

So let’s say you’re the leader of a great new nation, but to your dismay you find your hard-built country teeming with pesky undesirables whose singular goal is to uproot your carefully constructed society by mooching off welfare and stealing all the jobs you created for your own loyal citizenry. What do you do about it? Well, if you’re old timey America, you forcibly uproot thousands of Native Americans from their own homes and send them to “reservations,” which is a euphemism for “population control camps,” or, more specifically, “concentration camps.” Conditions at these camps were somewhat less than ideal, and that’s just for those Native Americans who didn’t die during the several-hundred mile trek to get to their new homes. Many more perished on the reservations due to a delightful combination of unsanitary living conditions and starvation. In some cases they weren’t allowed to leave (like prisoners) and were forced to work for hours (like labor camps) for no pay (like slaves).

Adolf “I know an evil idea when I see one” Hitler not only knew about these forced relocations and reservations, but actively studied the plans of Indian reservations such as Bosque Redondo, and designed his concentration camps based on what he’d learned. As John Toland wrote in his book Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, “Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history.” In fact, Hitler so admired America’s approach to killing all the Indians that he “often praised to his inner circle the efficiency of America’s extermination – by starvation and uneven combat – of the red savages who could not be tamed by captivity.”

5 Of Hitler’s Worst Ideas You Didn’t Know Came From America

Business and Pleasure - Part 2

Summary:  Bucky AU. After a major deal falls through, your father’s business almost falls apart. In a desperate attempt to save his livelihood, he seeks the help of his oldest friend, George Barnes, who happens to be the CEO of one of the most influential businesses in New York. He agrees, but on one condition. You have to marry his son.

Word Count: 1,762

Warnings: swearing

Part 1

Originally posted by sebastiansource


“Remind me again why we’re going to this dinner,” you gave your dad a pointed glance as you smoothed out your dress. “I know you and Mr. Barnes are working together now and it’s great that he’s doing this to save the company, but I don’t understand why James and I have to be there. Couldn’t you two just go out to Nobu or Oceano or one of those other fancy restaurants like you always do when you close a deal? I really don’t think there’s any need for me to be there. Besides, I had plans with Steve tonight.”

You had met Steve Rogers when he was interning for your father, and he had quickly become your best friend. At first, you had thought was intimidating. After all, he was a very large and muscular man, but within mere minutes of getting to know him, you discovered that he was more like the human equivalent of a golden retriever. He was friendly and outgoing with a heart of gold, always quick to laughter and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. In fact, he had practically saved you when you had forgotten about a meeting with an important client. He had stepped in, taking the blame even though it was completely your fault. That was just the way Steve was.

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Can you imagine Steve’s reaction when he broke into the Raft and saw Wanda in that horrific condition? The shock collar and straightjacket, her quiet demeanour, and her pale face with redness around the eyes? It’s so much like Bucky’s control under HYDRA that I bet Steve completely flipped.

Because Steve took Wanda under his wing: he (along with Sam and Nat) taught her how to be a Superhero, how to read the situation and how to stay safe. He believed in her, knew she could control her powers – Steve trusted Wanda with his life when he jumped into that building. He owes her his life when she stopped Rumlow’s bomb from exploding on him. 

Steve looked out for her wellbeing throughout the entire movie: checking on her after the Lagos incident, turning off the TV to make Wanda stop torturing herself with the footage, with the vitriol the media was spewing about her. Steve ordered General Ross to stop playing the Lagos footage. He wouldn’t let them control Wanda through fear, or use her for fear, like HYDRA (and the media) did with Bucky.

So when Steve heard that Tony had locked Wanda in the compound and had taken her choices away – that Tony even dared to call her a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’? He was pissed. Because Wanda’s just a kid and they’re treating her like a ticking bomb, like they treated Bucky – locking him away, treating him like nothing more than a weapon. Tony’s side made Wanda feel so terrible about herself that she was too afraid to do anything, thought it was better to hide away… again, much like Bucky at the start of CW. 

Steve sent Clint – the one person Wanda will listen to – to go get her, to talk some sense into her like he did in AoU. It was on the same vein as Steve had said: casualties are part of war, and if they don’t find a way to live with it, then no one gets saved. To make amends for herself, she has to get off her ass and fight. And she does; she has Steve’s back, and he has hers. 

tl;dr: Steve loves Wanda. He’s incredibly protective of her, he believes in her, and he feels connected to her; they both chose to let their government experiment on them to help their country. Steve refused to sign the Accords because he knew they would do something like this to her – since Wanda’s power is within her, locking her up is the only way the government can control her. She is the weapon, so she can’t be free. Bucky was treated much the same way, both by HYDRA and the US government. And Steve knew this. The parallels between Wanda and Bucky are so strong in this story, and Steve was doing everything he could to make sure Wanda didn’t suffer the same fate.

So to see Wanda like that… you can bet Steve freaked out. He’s not leaving her with Tony and the government – Wanda’s coming with him to Wakanda. He’s not going to let them control her. And after this? I’m betting she won’t let them, either. 

since part of the deal with Echidna was that Karkat would be the leader of the new world I like to imagine that in front of Karkat they divided up the kingdoms and assigned each different leaders so it would be “fair” but the second Karkat leaves the room Kanaya pulls everyone together and explains that due to Echnida’s conditions Karkat is actually the true leader of everything and they’re all just like “okay yeah sounds good” and they all just accept Karkat as the actual Leader of the World, except Karkat who has literally no idea this happened

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Kenichi Mightiest Disciple Training | Tough Like The Toonz: EP 20

New video for those who happen to give a F*ck
Kenichi Shirahama

Pathetic scrawny Boy 



to LEGENDARY MARTIAL ARTIST! The Mightiest Disciple of Ryozanpaku’s Dojo. 

Today’s Training will help you get a NICE LEAN MUSCUALR and CONDITIONED Body like Kenichi developed from training with these Brutal Masters.

REBLOGS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Genos, Saitama is trying to concentrate and you’re like, gropping his chest. 

Anyway I guess I’ll add more details about the AU under this pic. So after the laser incident all the heros and villains are pretty much out of commission and spend most of their time relaxing until the Hero Association can fix the mess.

This basically forces genos and Saitama to find different ways to pass the time, leading to a lot of shippy moments. Both of them also have to help each other out with new problems concerning their current condition.(Saitama created like, 7 new holes in the wall from slipping on the tiled floors alone on the first day)

IF you wanted to know, Mummen Rider is a centaur, Fubuki is a mermaid, tatsumaki is a harpy, and King is a manticore.

Catholic Tumblr statement

A long time ago, I published a Tumblr mission statement for Catholics. I have completely reworked that old Mission Statement and have now published a new statement. If you, my fellow Catholics, find the statement to be in agreement with your confession of faith, I invite you to either like or reblog it.

This will give new Catholics joining Tumblr a sense of where certain bloggers stand, in matters of their faith. It is not meant to be a “liberal” or “traditional” statement, but simply Catholic, without qualifiers and conditions using political terms. 

I hope it gives expression for those of us who blog on Tumblr and want a clear expression of how we see things, even if our blog is not a specifically “Catholic blog.” Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, enfold all of you in their love and keep you on the road to Heaven–Father Angel Sotelo

1)      I believe it is essential to the Catholic name, and identity, to give religious assent to those doctrines, and liturgical forms of worship, which have been proposed by the Magisterium of the Pope, or the Magisterium of the college of bishops, in union with the pope.

2)      Even those teachings of the pope and bishops which have not been defined as dogma, but are part of their ordinary teaching office as Shepherds of the Church, should be shown public respect. If a Catholic cannot presently give assent to certain teachings, they should pray, study, and seek understanding from faithful guides.

3)      Since dissension is the cause of much division and anger among Catholic disciples, a Catholic should not publicly and on social networks, sow the seeds of dissent against Church teaching and approved liturgy, nor ridicule other Catholics for maintaining faith with the Teaching Church.

4)      I believe in reaching out to fellow Catholics who struggle with Church doctrines and moral teachings. Insofar as such Catholics maintain union with the Teaching Church, and accept the Magisterium of the Church as the final arbiter and authority in doctrine, I can have communication and accept that I am dealing with a fellow Catholic.

5)      The social teachings and pastoral applications of doctrine do not bind the Catholic conscience, as much as dogma, in the hierarchy of Gospel truths. These social teachings express prudential judgments, specific options, and methods of response, by the Shepherds, to those who are hurting, oppressed, and marginalized.

6)      Nonetheless, while good Catholics can disagree on how justice is to be obtained for the hurting, the oppressed, and the marginalized, it is also essential to the Catholic name and identity that we all be gravely concerned for battling injustices, and not merely seek to teach doctrine and liturgy.

7)    I will strive to focus discussion and emotions around ideas, either truthful or mistaken, instead of what attacks a person, a fellow blogger, especially with direct cussing and vulgarities.

8)    I believe that my mission, as a Catholic on Tumblr, is to build up fellow Catholics into the Communion of Saints, which is the Church, to form friendships, to help heal, to pray for, and help call other Catholics to accountability for their Christian witness on a social network. Supported by the Body of Christ, I hope to show truth, humor, and courage before all people that I meet on Tumblr.

9)    Finally, I will encourage frequent confession, the holy reception of Communion at Sunday Mass, Holy Hours of Adoration, recitation of the Rosary, devotion to the angels and saints, the purity of body and soul and perseverance in our Holy Faith until the coming in glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Phantom Flower or...

…My retelling my favorite episode about Lance in the original series. (with random screen grabs)

So one day, a mysterious but beautiful flower appears on Altea and it blooms in desolate conditions. Everyone’s happy! Here’s the Space Mice giving Allura some of these new flowers.

Too bad everyone on Altea is allergic to them and it makes anyone who’s touched the flowers ill. (Actually it kills a couple of background Alteans. Opps!)

Anyway, the cure is only found on the planet Amazon (Lyra in English, I like Lyra better), and for some inane reason only Blue Lion can reach that planet. In this version Allura (Fala) flies Blue, but she’s sick. So Lance (Kurogane) in a hot shot move takes Blue Lion before anyone else can to save the day.

But oh no! The Evil Prince Lotor knows of Blue Lions arrival. He was hoping to capture all of Voltron, but this turn of events is also doable. He’ll take the Princess anyday!

wha! wha! Lance get’s captured shortly after arriving and this is not the princess you were hoping for. Seriously though, you’re a flexible guy Lotor. You can make this work one way or another. A little makeup, the right shoes…

Or not. He’s so bossy and cranky… and huge. Like I forgot that he’s quite a bit larger than Lance. He also bitch slaps Lance here, which I didn’t get a good shot off and conveniently gives Lance the chance to break out of his bonds.

They have a sword fight!!!

Lance is kinda outclassed with the sword, and get’s a boot to the head!!!

Not really. He just falls from the castle into the lake below. Hits the castle and rocky cliff a bunch of times on the way down too. Seriously? The fall alone should have killed him. But he’s the hero of this episode Lotor-cakes.

Well now that Lotor knows that the Princess is sick, he decides to corner the pharmaceutical market and pretty much annihilate Lyra. Cuz he’s so going to be the white knight that saves Altea and Allura! (He Is The Bestest!)

 He also cuts the bitch King down stem to stern. Because he hates a haggler. Seriously, that’s a line.

Meanwhile while the planet’s inhabitants are being slaughtered Ta-Da Lance and Blue Lion come to the rescue!!! And he eaqually slaughter’s the Galra Soldier’s with so much firepower from a giant robot cat that I kinda thought, “Over Kill Much?”

BTW that’s Aimee that he’s wrapping the arm up of. She gives him the plant they need to make the cure for Altea. And then dies!!! How? Seriously? She got knocked into the lake and crawled out and hurt her arm. Why did you die?!?!?

Meanwhile still, Lotor arrives at the castle and flaunts his victory. Honestly I’m surprised he even knew Lance’s name. He brings out a RoBeast, that whomps on the other’s for a couple minutes. Allura crawls out of her sick bed to help and get’s whomped on the worst. Of course in the nick of time Lance arrives to save the day and does more damage to the RoBeast then all the other four were able to do without him. But hey it’s your episode dude. 

Finally Keith gives the order to Form Voltron and fabulous period appropriate late 70s music plays… but wait… I’m watching the original Japanese and it gets better!!! THEY SING A SONG ABOUT BLUE LION!!!

I’m pretty sure they bring the house down on the RoBeast because of that catchy tune. And Lotor runs away to be villainous another day.

Happy Ending!!! Allura kisses the hero. Do you see Keith in the background?

And they Mice kiss Pidge.


I hope you enjoyed my disjointed retelling of this story. It’s probably better then the book.