they're damaged

I totally get the sentiment going around that people don’t want Percy to be a god’s champion just because everybody’s doing it, particularly because he’s got such a rough relationship with gods.

But I think that’s because he sought out the Raven Queen first, and the Raven Queen and Percy don’t understand each other. The Raven Queen is fatalistic. In her eyes, humans begin their lives imperfect, march toward their fates, and perhaps they achieve greatness, but they all end the same way: they go to meet her. Percy just doesn’t think in those dimensions. He altered the course of humanity with his invention, and blaming that on fate would be to shirk responsibility. He has seen people defy and defile death time and again. When he pleads with the Raven Queen for a way to fix what he’s done to the world, he is thinking of redemption but also that he lives as long as Whitestone lives, and that the impact of his weakness will matter, will change lives and end them, long after he is gone. The Raven Queen comforts him by saying humanity can achieve great things, but that is no comfort to Percy, whose greatest achievement is arguably the very weapon that killed him.

If there is a god who would understand him it would be Ioun. She’s a goddess of knowledge, an inventor, and like Percy she was betrayed and wounded in the course of invention. Ioun is blinded; Percy’s soul is in tatters thanks to Orthax. She lives in a place of uncomfortable paradox, where all knowledge should be shared for the sake of progress, and secrets are blasphemous, even if that knowledge can hurt or break or kill - but even then, even she has secrets she can’t afford to share. We haven’t seen much of Ioun, but I think she would think like Percy. Not along the threads of fate, like the Raven Queen and her champion, but in an impersonal chemical chain of combination and creation, knowing well the unforeseen impacts of discovery. She despises the aspiring god who took Percy’s family. Her domain is profoundly controversial and unsure. Percy asked his questions of the Raven Queen, and she answered the wrong questions. Ioun has probably asked Percy’s questions a hundred times about herself.

And of course there’s something delightful about the fact that Percy could earn the favour of the goddess that Pelor is protecting. 

It’s likely that any number of entities will be fighting over my soul when I die, he says. I know, says the Champion of Pelor, I’ll be one of them.

anonymous asked:

Kookie ^^ if you and jimin had to be in a couple costume what would you two dress up as? Aside from bunny and cabbage since u already did that ^^

JK: Well, we asked our hyungs for some ideas … and all I can say is that I blame Jin hyung and his puns…   

I truly don’t understand why so many parents can’t handle their child being diagnosed with autism, they act like it’s something changing… your child is still exactly the same as they were! They were autistic three days before the diagnosis too!

The only change is now you know, and all that means is you know they might need some things to be done a little differently, now or in the future. It’s literally just information you may need to know to best accommodate them.

That child is still the same child you loved to death the day before. If the idea of your child being diagnosed with autism is so horrifying to you, you need to sit down and evaluate how you feel about autistic people, because chances are you believe some really nasty and harmful stereotypes about autists.

both aaron and robert need some serious communication and actual therapy otherwise they will always end up destroying each other until there’s nothing left of either of them


(May 2016)

a cluster of thoughts


anonymous asked:

It seems like Jensen is wearing different shirt than from date night photo...

oh yeah it’s a bit of the mess all this matter 

so basically, what i understood

we have jared posting his date night with jensen and a guy named leo on insta, then a het posts a pic of danneel with leo’s wife and tagging j2 and the beards to make it look like they were actually all together but jared and leo never tagged the wives in their posts and no fans at the restaurant mentionned the wives so clearly they weren’t with j2 and that het was trying to spread a false idea for damage control…

the night after we have jared going at his bar all alone

and the night after (so last night) we have danneel posting her donut pic with jensen and it turns out it’s at the same restaurant (she tagged it herself so everyone knew where they were) jared and jensen were 2 days ago and danneel is wearing the same kind of outfit she had on that pic with leo’s wife so it would mean that danneel was indeed with jensen on the #datenight pic BUT like you said jensen’s shirt is NOT the same (it’s way lighter than the one with jared) so that donut pic didn’t happen the same night as the j2/leo dinner so truly danneel wasn’t at the date night and probably PR wanted her to be at the same restaurant and with the same clothes to make it look like she was there but jensen didn’t have the memo and changed his clothes thus ruining PR’s possible plan

meanwhile jared was again seen alone, out of his home and away from his “wife” he misses soooo much for the 3rd night in a row

anonymous asked:

Yo, the motherfucking LAPD sent a letter to ICE telling them to stop representing themselves as police when they're in Los Angeles because they're damaging the reputation of the LAPD. When the Daryl Gates, Rodney King beating, Rampart Division, Brendon Glenn murdering, Mark Fuhrman-ass LAPD tell you you're giving cops a bad name - damn.

I said this on my personal twitter the other day, but you know shit is bad for decent people when we maybe have to include the LAPD on our side.

pidge: i love girls

allura: i too, love girls! this does not mean i would ever accept nor would i pursue a relationship with you, because even though it is true that we both love girls, i am much older than you and i see you as a small child

pidge: i am glad that we can bond over our love for girls and that if i were ever to develop a crush on you you would take responsibility and not let anything happen because a relationship with someone so much older than i am would no doubt cause a lot of damage

red-pen-revolution  asked:

Hi Steph, I was rewatching tfp (It's still cringy) and I noticed yet another weird thing about the episode. In the drone scene they wait for Mrs Hudson to finish vacuuming and move to the back of the flat, because they're worried that the damage from the bomb would catch her. Yet. The bomb doesn't even singe the carpet. Like they were worried the bomb would kill Mrs Hudson but it didn't even fuck with the furniture. They could've ducked behind their chairs instead of breaking their windows.

Listen Lovely, if you try to put any sort of sense to TFP you’ll go mad, LOL.

It’s fucking ridiculous. A bomb like that should have literally destroyed the entire building. But BOOP THEY’RE FINE.

Here’s the thing: the problem with Twilight was not the fact that Bella was female and Edward was male. The problem with Twilight was it romantiscised controlling and abusive relationships. Switching the genders doesn’t fix this problem, and neither would making all of the characters female or male as I’ve seen some tumblr posts suggest. In every situation it’s still fucking gross and abusive. Abuse isn’t limited to the controlling male and controlled female dynamic. (Also the problematic werewolves wtf, but I’m not qualified to speak on that). 

At a party celebrating the victory over the B’Wa Kell Rebellion...
  • (Chix has been hopped up on some serious pain meds for his wing damage. They're making him brutally honest)
  • Trouble: Holly! Why are you sequestered by this old phone?

  • Holly: I’m avoiding Chix and his truth bombs...he keeps saying he wants to talk to me. I’m afraid he’s gonna tell me he loves me or propose marriage or something.

  • Trouble: Oh my god. That makes me kind of want to cry.

  • Holly: He dove in front of those lasers- for me. I can’t be mean to him. I watched him make coffee for 28 minutes this morning. But I also can’t lead him on.

  • Trouble: Root told me not to let him get hurt tonight, so I’ll keep him away from you.
  • (Less than fifteen seconds later)
Chix: Have you seen Holly?

  • Trouble: Holly died eight years ago.