this probably made no sense but

In person, it can sometimes be tough to jump right into a debate with someone who adamantly defends the status quo, someone who uses extensive bourgeois ideology and “common sense” to defend the capitalist mode of production. We all naturally get frazzled because it’s an uphill battle trying to win people over, away from the safe ideology they’ve grown up absorbing. Not only that, but there’s also a whole set of ideas and facts (noted in the above picture) that probably need to come together for someone of that nature to arrive at socialism. Trying to condense all of the above facts into quick little soundbites is a super uphill battle, and I wish there was some way we could have this process made easier for the lot of us. 

Most capitalism-apologists rely on a few basic ideological points, each of them off-base. Here are eight of perhaps the most important:

  1. Capitalism is about voluntary exchange and it’s pretty much any economic activity that doesn’t involve the state
  2. Capitalism is the end of history and the pinnacle of human development
  3. Capitalism is the same thing as markets
  4. The state is antithetical to the interests of the capitalist class
  5. Socialism is when the government does stuff; the more stuff the government does, the socialister it is
  6. “Small government” and anarchism imply laissez-faire capitalism
  7. There can only be top-down control of the economy by a bunch of separate capitalists (private capitalism) or top-down control of the economy by a concentrated state apparatus (state capitalism)
  8. Imperialism is caused by corrupt politicians, disconnected from an economic system that demands endless growth and capital accumulation among elites

I feel like the above picture covers most of these ideas in a very quick way and puts them to rest; further elaboration on each of the points is necessary of course, but that’s to be expected. Destroying these bullshit claims ought to be of paramount importance if you ever find yourself in some kind of political argument with a cappy. 

All being said, I can totally understand if there are those of you who just have no fucking interest in debating cappies. It’s a draining, disheartening process. Avoiding debate can be a self-care tactic, honestly. I generally only recommend it if you think there is any chance of converting them – if they’re running around in expensive suits handing out Cato Institute newspapers, then our arguments about capitalism being a particular historical development rooted in bloody conquest will probably have little to no effect whatsoever. There are, however, plenty of working-class and middle-class people who may be much more receptive if you meet them where they’re at, point to history, and commit some time and energy to talking to them about the topic; usually this works best with people you already know. 

Any further input on this topic is encouraged and appreciated.

anonymous asked:

Caitlin - You said in a recent post that your House would probably be Gryffindor if you weren't a Ravenclaw, because you get upset by injustice. What is it about Ravenclaw that made you choose it over Gryffindor, or even Hufflepuff, which both include the value of justice?

I feel very close to Gryffindor’s sense of individuality and fight for justice, but I really think that I chose Ravenclaw for the reasoning behind these traits. 

Like freedom and independence for me are more about self discovery and exploration. I’m excited to experience and don’t like being tied down and kept from opportunities. Gryffindors, I feel are more about “I don’t want anyone telling me what I can and can’t do”, which I DO feel, but not NEARLY as strongly, ya know? 

As far as exploration and curiosity goes, I’m in more for the sake of discovery over like wanting to feel a rush. 

Ravenclaw, for me, embraces the different. We’re quirky and unique and equally welcome the quirky and unique, which I think is beautiful. We’re free spirits who, while logically approaching some things, forget the logic behind other things when we’re focused. So we’ll put all our heart and soul into an analysis on the color teal and how it’s represented in our favorite movie, but like, forget to eat or sleep. 

And we’re passionate. Really passionate. About a lot of things at the same time. Our minds tend to get represented by what we surround ourselves with, which is why we tend to be a bit “disorganized” (but trust us when we say we know where everything is, and that everything has rhyme and reason in our head). 

So the reason I chose Ravenclaw over Gryffindor is simply the reasoning behind my traits and what I value. :)

-Caitlin (Ravenclaw)

I don’t know if this is the most obvious thing, but Viktor was indirectly responsible for Yuuri losing at the Grand Prix Final

So yesterday I was watching yoi again and as I was watching the scene where Yurio and Viktor were talking before Yurio hit the ice (you know, this one)

I realized something. Viktor was playing Yurio like a fiddle (assuming he knows how to fiddle. Probably doesn’t. Moving on.).

Now, when I first watched this scene, nothing made sense to me. Not Yurio’s urgency, not Viktor’s ominous answer, not even why they chose to give Viktor the Serious Anime Profile Shot, the one they usually give to villains and the like. It all went straight over my head. But as I was watching this the second time through, it finally clicked; why this scene was pivotal, important, why it had to be included. 

My conclusion is based on four things: the aforementioned scene, Viktor’s reaction to Yuuri’s retirement, Yurio’s free skate at the Rostelecom Cup, and another scene I didn’t understand back in episode ten. It’s the scene where Viktor is overlooking the beach and Yurio decides to kick him in the back because what are friends for, you know? This one:

See, when I first watched this, I had absolutely no clue what was the reasoning behind this scene. Why would Yurio kick Viktor’s back? Why would Viktor just take this angsty fifteen year old’s shit? Why would Yurio say that he doesn’t look up to a five-time world champion? I imagine you’re thinking that he was lying because Yurio is a teenage shit that we collectively love. With that I agree, that yes, Yurio was not being completely honest. When would he ever admit he admires someone? It’s simply not in his character. But there may be some truth in his statement. Yurio may admire and respect Viktor for his skating skills, but he may not be who he truly views as competition, and Viktor’s private revelation supports my theory twice over.

This reveals three things. One: Yurio is an extremely competitive person. Two: Yurio is most competitive when he is facing off against Yuuri. Three: Viktor knows all of this (obviously. These are his thoughts.). Now you’re probably a bit skeptical over one and two, so let’s break those down.

Firstly, I believe we can all agree that Yurio is a competitive person. However, Viktor’s thoughts reveal what drives this competitiveness. Viktor says that if he had stayed in Russia as a competitor, Yurio wouldn’t be as motivated. When Viktor says “as a competitor” he reveals that Yurio is motivated not by a drive to outperform himself but to outperform others. Yurio wants to win, and he actively wants the others to loose. He is driven by the competition, not just by himself or the prize.

Secondly, Yurio is most competitive when he is competing against Yuuri. If Viktor had stayed in Russia, he would never have coached Yuuri and Yuuri would never have improved so much. This entire series would never have happened. Yurio, of course, would most likely have made it to the Grand Prix Final, but instead of facing Yuuri he would be facing Viktor. The only factor that definitely changes, at least from Viktor’s perspective, is Yuuri’s participation in the Grand Prix. Therefore, by him saying that Yurio wouldn’t be as motivated if he had stayed in Russia, he reveals Yurio is motivated more by Yuuri. Need more proof? Look no further than our second piece of evidence; the Rostelecom Cup from episode nine.

As you remember, the Rostelecom Cup was the second time Yuuri and Yurio had gone toe to toe, and first time in the Grand Prix series. During his free skate, Yurio does something peculiar for someone who scored well on his short program.

Yurio put six jumps in the second half of his program so he could score higher. Why would someone who has scored so high feel the need to raise the difficulty of his program? Since we are dealing with Yurio here, it is because he wants to make sure that he outperforms his competitors. This is supported by the next scene, when he judges his program against others:

He deliberately upped the ante to beat them because he is such a competitive little dude. And what does this result in? Well, according to Yuuri:

A performance beyond his limits. Yurio is so competitive that he pushes himself to the breaking point to beat JJ and yes, our little katsudon Yuuri. Yurio respects and admires Yuuri’s skating ability. He first thinks about Yuuri’s three quads as opposed to JJ’s four. Why would Yurio think about Yuuri first when JJ is objectively stronger competition if he didn’t view Yuuri with more respect? You could argue that he doesn’t respect Yuuri because of his behavior at the last Grand Prix Final, when he told him to “just retire already,” in the bathroom. In which case I shall point you to the Onsen on Ice, episode four. Yurio had just watched Yuuri’s performance, and he leaves before even hearing the results. He knew Yuuri had beaten him, and for someone so competitive, I doubt such a defeat would rest easy with him. I theorize that is when Yurio began to view Yuuri as a true threat in competition, and thus admired his skating skills. So when Yurio shows up and kicks Viktor in episode ten, Viktor now realizes this. He is aware of what drives Yurio’s most astonishing performances, what makes him tick and what makes him push himself beyond his limits. 

Moving on to our third piece of evidence. The next scene that supports this theory is at the beginning of episode twelve, when Yuuri tells Viktor he wants to retire. Viktor reacts angrily, correct?

It’s pretty clear he is not just accepting this. I mean, you’ve got this guy crying out of anger. He is on a whole new level of not okay. Knowing Viktor, do you really believe he is going to just let Yuuri retire when he believes he has so much to offer to skating? 

He knows Yuuri can do better, and as a supportive fiancé, he wants him to. This guy isn’t going to let Yuuri leave; at least, not without trying to stop him.

So what is a five-time world champion, first-time coach to do when your fiancé is about to win a gold medal and then immediately retire despite having so much to offer skating? How could he get him to stay? Well, by making sure he does not win gold.

We already know Viktor knows that Yurio is extremely competitive and thinks Yuuri as a top contender. Viktor also knows that Yurio is an excellent skater, and a strong rival to Yuuri. So is it not natural that Viktor goes and seeks out Coach Yakov just before Yurio is about to go skate, when he knows Yurio is going to be with him? When he knows Yurio is going to hear every word of his conversation? That he gives cryptic answers that provoke a dangerous level of rage in the angsty little guy who is driven by competition?

Look at him. Yurio is in shock. He is fricking pissed. He does not want Yuuri to retire, not his greatest rival, not someone who could (and has) actually beaten him! How can he compete against him if he’s retired? He can’t! Who is going to push him in competition if he’s gone? No one! Yurio is aware of this; you only have to look to his thoughts during his performance just minutes after this encounter.

He is pissed that someone he respects will retire if he wins the gold. He wants to challenge himself by competing against Yuuri and damn it, he can’t if Yuuri just up and leaves! He won’t let this happen! He can’t! Yuuri cannot win gold! So what does Yurio do?

He adds another quad. Specifically to keep Yurio from retirement. He pushes himself to the limits just like in the Rostelecom Cup, just so he can win gold and keep Yuuri skating and therefore, competing against himself. 

And, just like in the Rostelecom Cup, Yurio has a breakdown on the ice. Except he’s crying and so is my heart.

So, back to the point. Now I know what you’re probably thinking: This was all a coincidence, Viktor didn’t want Yuuri to loose, he didn’t anticipate Yurio’s vehement reaction! In which case, I have one last bit of evidence to show you!

Let’s go back to a bit earlier, just after Viktor hinted at Yuuri’s retirement to Yurio. Remember that Serious Anime Profile Shot I mentioned earlier? The scary one where the animators somehow made Viktor Nikiforov look intimidating? Well just after he sees Yurio’s visible reaction:

where we actually see the disbelief and coming rage on his face, the camera shows us that Shot of Viktor.

THAT SMILE. That smile is the smile of a man who knew exactly what reaction Yurio would have and how it would play out. He was distraught that Yuuri was going to retire, and knew knew exactly how to use Yurio, the only person who could possibly score above Yuuri, to ensure that Yuuri would not win gold. He had motive and means. Case closed. 

Tl;dr: Viktor, upset over Yuuri’s decision to retire, manipulated Yurio by hinting at this and thus inciting rage within Captain Angsty Teen to have him outscore Yuuri and not win the gold medal. 

once [warren worthington iii]

p.s this got super angsty and sad i’m sorry anon you asked for a cute happy relationship i am sorry also o look at me writing two things in two days also fuck i hate this sorry

p.p.s @phoenixejean lives off angst so here we go also ft. the introduction of yours and @kurtwxgners ‘s favourite ship; hahaha i hate this its so short  also @bamfaway @fandomiteen @tomhollahd @quicksxlvers bless u all


Warren Worthington kissed you once.

It wasn’t easy to forget.

The two of you were in his room, unopened bottles of vodka on the floor. You’re talking about how you fell in love, and yet not with each other.

He tells you how his eyes always follow Alex, like he’s the brightest thing in the room, and in turn you whisper secrets of how Peter Maximoff breaks your heart.

“Funny,” you say, and neither of you find it funny at all.

He leans in and presses his lips to yours.

It’s a kiss, but barely.

“Here’s to secrets,” he says, and his voice is rough and the bottles remain unopened.

“Here’s to what could’ve been.”

The bones it possesses were once its mother’s. Its mother’s regrets have become like a vengeful spirit protecting this Pokémon.

This Pokémon is out for vengeance on its natural enemy, Mandibuzz. It throws bones like boomerangs to try to take it down.

Marowak is the evolved form of a Cubone that has overcome its sadness at the loss of its mother and grown tough. This Pokemon’s tempered and hardened spirit is not easily broken.

Jessie as Marowak

It circles in the sky, keeping a keen eye out for Pokémon in a weakened state. Its choicest food is Cubone.

Cassidy as Mandibuzz

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In almost every Pokémon game I have I get a Cubone and name it Musashi. You can probably guess why ^^^ Yamato as Mandibuzz made sense to me since Marowaks and Mandibuzzes are enemies haha

i wanna talk about andrew hating neil bc too often i see people saying ‘i hate you’ really means 'i love you’
i truly think andrew hates neil
not in the way we probably recognise hate, andrews life hasnt allowed him to experience a positive attachment,, the only good thing he had was Cass and god he had that corrupted and ripped from him hes been deprive of happiness his entire lif, and he has his walls his boundaries, his violence his coldness bc thats how andrew minyard survived and its all he had his Entire Life,,, then here comes Neil Fucking Josten every bit of a lie,,, and decimates every single wall andrew ever made how fucking dare he take away what andrew spent so long making he took away andrews sense of security and he Hates him for it,, he hates that neil changed fucking everything and he hates neil for making him feel god dammit its cass all over again its gonna hurt and hes constantly anticipating losing neil he wont let hinself go through this again,, neil doesnt care,, neil still looks at andrew like he hung every goddamn star and told him every story for every falling twinkle andrew is gonna lose him hes gonna lose him hes gonna lose him because he doesnt deserve this remember last time but now its way past christmas and neils still here dont hope andrew god fucking dammit remember what happened last time Fuck this boy for making him question everything Fuck this boy for making him feel he tried so damn hard to close himself off and Fuck neils gone and it hurts. so. much. its cass its fire in his lungs and hes suffocating he knew it would happen and he hates himself for letting it get this far god hes falling and theres not railing to cling to …
Neil is back in his arms
Neil is broken
Andrew Hates him so much
but that doesnt mean he wouldnt watch the world burn to keep neil safe and protected
it doesnt mean he doesnt love him anyway
but yes he hates this boy, he also loves him but theyre not the same thing theyre not interchangeable
he hates him in addition to everything else and i think thats important in understanding their dynamic

I’ve been very busy with work lately and sleeping five hours a night and things, so I’m probably overreaching and/or not making any sense, but this -

- I loved this, not only the scene, but how everything was framed, and yet there’s something bugging me - why is Dean keeping his right hand on the sigil and his left on the blade? Dean is right-handed - it would have made much more sense to cut his left hand and keep his dominant hand unhurt and free. 

As I said, I’m basically delirious - but what we do know is that the left hand is the one which is a symbol for love, right? because that’s where we keep our rings (according to a medieval legend, there’s a vein that goes from the heart to our left hand, so that’s why our weddings bands go on our left hand and not our right)? Whereas the right hand - that’s rationality, doing things, fighting, writing, being all practical and sensible. And Dean’s right hand is on the Enochian sigil, because that’s the good choice - that’s what he should do to save everyone’s lives here - his, and also Sam’s, because his brother’s not far behind, because he never is, and as for Cas -

Yeah.

Cas. 

Dean’s feelings for Cas - a left-hand kind of thing. Back in Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox, the other Yockey episode, Dean picks up Asa’s angel blade with his right hand, because that was a weapon, and Dean favours his right hand when he fights, and that’s what makes sense. But this time around - I don’t think that blade is Cas’ (?), but it’s still an angel blade, which means it represents this brave, amazing, infuriating angel Dean loves unconditionally - hence the left hand, and Dean’s ‘illogical’, ‘wrong’ decision to trade his life for Cas’.

seriously tho, if it’s a topic related to Bakugou, chances are, i’ve probably made a post about it

Bakugou’s swearing origin story? got it

Bakugou’s smelly sweaty feet? yep

how Bakugou would react in a romantic relationship? covered (kacchako), twice

Bakugou crying?? the number of times, or how he specifically always wipes his tears with his right hand? because i got both

how Bakugou is similar to Edward Elric?? and how they’d react when meeting each other??? and how i imagine Bakugou’s reactions to romance would be the same as Ed’s????? all right here, my friends

Bakugou with Road Rage? uh-huh

a post analyzing Bakugou’s fashion sense?? here u go

Bakugou’s random amazing and aggressive domestic skills?? BOOM, HERE

Bakugou apparently doesn’t wear socks?? and the only time he DOES are the two times he’s been kidnapped???? right fucking here my bros

Aizawa babysitting baby Bakugou and embarrassing him in front of class 1A with baby stories whenever Bakugou misbehaves? absolutely

Bakugou meta? take your pick, i’ve got over two dozen of ‘em

Bakugou except the weird things behind his head are butterfly wings? boom

BAKUGOU’S SIDEBURNS???? MMM-HMM AND MMHMMM

a post about Bakugou’s fucking HUGE-ASS ARMS? HERE AND HERE

Bakugou’s hair being super soft??? and being a result of him making sure he doesn’t accidentally light his own hair on fire??? got ‘em right here

Bakugou’s Customer Service Voice???? a-YEP, PART ONE AND TWO

Bakugou’s perpetual skull shirts?? here, and here

AU where everything is the same, except Bakugou learned how to style hair while at Best Jeanist’s b/c Best Jeanist said he couldn’t? oh yes

Babyfaced-Bakugou? absotively posilutely. bonus points: this was posted before we learned about Mitsuki’s youth glycerin quirk

Bakugou calling Aizawa dad? yes. a Dadzawa & Bakugou edit? YES

a comparison between Bakugou and Shishidou from Oumagadoki??? done not once, not twice, not thrice, but FOUR times!!!!

a post about how cute he is? HERE’S THE FIRST, HERE’S THE SECOND, AND HERE’S THE SPECIAL THIRD ONE ABOUT HIM BEING CUTE WHILE HE’S ASLEEP

my ever growing list of Older Bakugou Headcanons? post one, two, three, four, five…..

BAKUGOU AND HIS PET POMERANIAN, BAKU JR?? WHICH POST DO YOU WANT?? THIS ONE, THIS ONE, THIS ONE, OR THIS ONE? (last two are kacchako)

anyway, long story short i have no life 

upbringing + what you strive for
  • Aries IC + Libra MC: You had parents who probably drove you to be independent. They wanted you to not need them, they wanted you to be assertive. Compromise may have been a struggle for you, and now you strive for equality.
  • Taurus IC + Scorpio MC: You had parents that probably gave you a very nice home. Lots of decorations and lots of food were provided to you. There was a sense of shallowness in your childhood that you wanted to escape, and now, you want to find the secrets of the world.
  • Gemini IC + Sagittarius MC: You might’ve struggled with communicating to your parents, so communicating became very important to you. Troubling communication made your restless in your childhood. Now, you want to learn and share everything you know.
  • Cancer IC + Capricorn MC: You may have been overly clingy in your childhood, even though your parents provided you with everything you needed. You constantly felt anxious of being the best in your family due to being provided. You now want to be responsible and hard-working.
  • Leo IC + Aquarius MC: In your childhood, you may have wanted to stand out and to be constantly in the spotlight. You wanted attention and love, but you weren’t provided with enough of this. Now, you want to be independent and help others around you, rather than help yourself. 
  • Virgo IC + Pisces MC: You were given the harsh realities of the world at very young age. You were surrounded by the many stresses of a certain parent, or you were exposed to the diseases of the world. Due to this, you want to be a helping, compassionate, healing hand to to others.
  • Libra IC + Aries MC: Your parents probably told you to follow instead of leading. You always had to play “nice” with the other kids, and you got in trouble for asserting yourself. Now, you want to lead others and create your own path.
  • Scorpio IC + Taurus MC: Your childhood was probably secretive. You looked to be approved, but instead you were manipulated by members of your family and you did not get the love you wanted. Now, you try to make and seek your own comforts, since you lacked it in your childhood.
  • Sagittarius IC + Gemini MC: You might’ve had a strict teacher-student relationship with one of your parents. One of your parents may have scolded you a lot, and maybe twisted the truth to fit themselves. Now, you have a deep urge to explore and find the truth you never found in your childhood.
  • Capricorn IC + Cancer MC: Your parents were perhaps very cold and harsh to you. Your childhood felt more like a job, and fulfilling your duties was a must. Now, you seek to find the warmth and nurturing you never received with a strong need to provide love and care to others.
  • Aquarius IC + Leo MC: Much of your childhood was spent being part of a large community and in a circle of friends. You never really felt you blended in. Due to this, you now want to stand out and to be recognized, and to have fun in the world.
  • Pisces IC + Virgo MC: Your childhood could be many things, but it was definitely confusing. Family troubles were hidden, and you didn’t know what your family really was. So, you escaped into your little world. Now, you want to find and confront the harsh realities of life, and work hard.

Basic Information; Aoife Bedivere

Full Name: Aoife Bedivere (ee-fa bed-uh-veer)
Nicknames:
None! (unless we’re including all of the fun ways myself and other muns like to butcher/spell her name ha ha ha….)
Race:
Midlander | Hyur
Gender:
Female
Age:
25
Nameday:
31st Sun of the 3rd Astral Moon
Hair:
Dark ash brown fading into a lighter brown. The light brown slowly consumes her natural hair color with every aether outburst she has.
Skin:
Medium/olive
Eyes:
Gold
Height:
5′1″
Weight:
120 lbs
Main Job:
White Mage
Off-hand Job(s):
Dragoon/Monk. Aoife would never set out with anything but her staff, but she has picked up tricks and self defense skills from her mother, Rozlyn (dragoon) and older brother, Callum (monk) because she knows she can’t always rely on having the advantage of range in battle. In close combat, she’ll resort to using her staff as an improvised spear/polearm/etc, or if stripped of that, Callum has taught her enough to fend for herself. Aoife is of course not nearly as skilled in those areas as she is a white mage and could probably not hold out for as long.
Crafts/Hobbies:
Aoife likes to consider herself a fairly decent chef! She learned everything she knows from her father, who is a well known culinarian in Limsa. Very few things make her happier than cooking for friends, family or even strangers. She may often times be seen giving meals she prepared to those who are less fortunate, especially close to Starlight.

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Eye Colors

So get this: 

at the end of Ford’s dream in “The Last Mabelcorn”, there is a creepily wonderful animation shift featuring a number of familiar, yet eerie images: Ford’s hand, a constricting eye, and then what looks like an extended Cipher wheel. Upon first watching, my thought was, “Okay, Ford eye color confirmed: blue”. Naturally, I took the thought further, concluding that Stan’s eyes must also be blue. Twins, right?

But here’s the thing… just a few hours after watching The Last Mabelcorn, I saw someone reblog a screenshot of a question and answer on Alex Hirsch’s twitter:

This question is from a few years ago, but it seems pretty safe to deem canon. So Stan’s eyes are brown, and the twins’ eyes are brown… it would be natural to assume that, being twins and all, Ford’s eyes are also brown.

Which started to make me wonder: Whose eye is this?


My best guess? McGucket.

In the McGucket’s Conspiracy Corner shorts, he mentions that his eyes are in fact blue. So, let’s say it’s Fiddleford’s eye. It makes sense, then, even in the context of the dream: as far as we know, Fiddleford was the first to see the true horror of the void, a horror then paralleled and shown in Ford’s dream when Bill projects the images of the demonic-looking, blood red pattern behind the Portal/beyond the void. Ford was the one to pull him out of the Portal, and was there for McGucket’s prophetic message. 

Then is it possible, that after 30 years exploring other dimensions, when confronted with the nightmare of Bill and the Void, that Ford’s thoughts and dreams would immediately turn to his old friend, the one who first saw the evil of Bill’s true nature? In all that we’ve learned about Ford so far, never once has he openly expressed regret or concern for Fiddleford. But maybe, just maybe, his colleague and that day are still very much on his mind:

about the birthday art
as u probably know, ishida posted some particularly gloomy art for his birthday, and there were some things about it that concerned me…

red circle: looks like tombstones, it seems like touka is in a graveyard

blue circle: if you look closely, it looks like there are actually two heads shown, not one. kind of looks white, maybe kaneki’s head?

green circle: it looks like someone is standing behind touka, as you can see there are actually two sets of shoulders. since this person is not shown, maybe this suggests some kind of haunting?

orange circle: as pointed out by several others, touka looks to be holding kanekis mask. it looks like there is a skull underneath the mask. the first time the legend of the one-eyed king was spoken of, ishida illustrated the king as a skeleton upon a mountain of skulls. is this hinting at kaneki meeting his demise due to his self-proclaimed reign as oek? cue x files theme music

anyways this is probably some pointless/useless analyzation but this is the first tg art thats ever made sense to me/ worried me so! please reply with ur thoughts i’d luv 2discuss it

6

I’m not dead.

Also this is part 1… over… 3 i guess. Maybe 2 if i’m not too lazy finishing it in one go. But It won’t be as detailed. And probably no color. I’m a taurus. And this is making sense, yes.

I’m leaving you there. Starring at Lance on the last panel. Now i’m off into the blizzard to walk my dogs.

3

Just a couple of Quartz headcanons.

Headcanon 1: Quartzes are made to naturally have this very close, tight-knit, family like relationship with each other, which would make sense for gems that are meant to work in groups. That’s why when our Amethyst came out all alone she bonded with the rocks of the kindergarten as if they were her peers (kind of like an orphan duckling imprinting on an innanimate object).

Also it makes Jasper’s case even sadder, because she probably has the same instinct (programming?) in her, but she rejects her peers. Which is related to my second headcanon.

Headcanon 2: I believe Jasper was probably send to the Zoo along with the other Earth quartzes after the war, and it was only afterwards that she was transferred to Yellow Diamond’s court and put into service in Homeworld. 

Very flimsy evidence for this headcanon, but in The Return when Lapis tries to protect Steven by saying he’s only a human, Jasper answers:

“I know what a human is” with distate and desinterest. It makes me think she may have been familiar with humans, not only because she was created on Earth, but because of her time at the Zoo. (Let’s remember both Peridot and the Rubies seemed completely ignorant of what a human being is or can do, even Eyeball who was an Era 1 gem that fought in the Gem War on Earth).

No wonder Jasper was so dissapointed to not find Rose Quartz, but she was brought along just to deal with humans, the very same task she thought she had left behind.

In all honesty, Mrs. Agreste’s disappearance being recent actually makes a lot of sense. While Mrs. Agreste was still around, Gabe and her probably agreed that Adrien would start school this year, but her sudden disappearance made Gabriel change his mind out of fear for his son (possibly becoming a target). The picture in the foyer of the house is a grieving piece, and Gabriel being a shut in is a part of his grief process. Adrien being understanding and compliant but steadily disobeying orders as S1 went on is him trying to make his father happy but becoming fed up with the restrictions. His strict schedule is for Gabe to know he isn’t kidnapped or something (and I assume, becomes less strict after the events of Jackady cause he knows his son can take care of himself).

This honestly made me reevaluate everything I knew and makes some things easier to understand. And I can now 100% say that Mrs. Agreste was kidnapped and the probability of Gabe being Hawk Moth (if it’s still debated) has increased. Because Gabe’s in pain and when it’s bad you’d do anything to make to go away.

Voldemort was a real dick in a historical sense I mean he took Slytherin’s locket, Ravenclaw’s diadem and Hufflepuff’s cup and made them horcruxes, leading to them all being destroyed. We know that the diadem had magical properties, and that Gryffindor’s sword was a magically crafted weapon. Honestly I’d have a hard time believing Hufflepuff and Slytherin’s things didn’t have magical properties as well. The locket(before being made into a horcrux) probably only opened to true Slytherins and held their secrets for them. The cup must have supplied resources, or strengthened whatever drink that was put into it to benefit the drinker. Hufflepuff did something rad with that cup. We’ll never know tho exactly what because Voldemort had a huge ass ego and wanted to put his ugly soul in it.
Honestly Voldemort just sucked in every way possible. The only exception would be that he led to the possibility of someone being in possession of all the hallows. I’m also curious though as to how the resurrection stone was affected by being a horcrux. Was the horcrux the stone or the ring itself? Did Voldemort ever use the stone? Is there a chance that he had tracked down the invisibility cloak? Giving him extra motivation to kill the Potters? Honestly JK Rowling shouldn’t have made Pottermore she should have just written a giant ass encyclopedia explaining all these things.