to show how rich and powerful he is

How to analyze a POT. $$$

I read a lot of girls posting analysis of income, and tell if the guy can afford to have a sugar baby.
Here is my take:
Big city and single: 250k
Big city and married: 350k
Not big city and single: 150k
Not a big city and married: 250k
Net worth and income do not always have a direct relationship with each other.
Scenario 1: guy makes 50k and inherited 5 million
Scenario 2: guy makes 300k and spends it all.

I think you should use this for a basis of what you are looking for a pot to spend minimum: 3000/month big city and 2000/month not big city.

Now, I firmly believe that someone who is making more than 400k per year is smart enough not to reveal his true net worth. Why would someone smart enough to make that kind of money put himself at risk of blackmail by showing off? What girls should be more concerned about is how much he is willing to spend on you. I think anyone making 200k has the spending power (depending on circumstances) to afford at least 2000/month.

For my profile, I put an income and net worth to portray the type of allowance I want to spend. I don’t reveal my true income. I don’t reveal my true net worth.

How to tell if someone is rich AND willing to spend $:

Not by how he dresses. My father used to take me to clothing trade shows when I was young. He pointed out. See everyone in suits! They are not the rich guys. Look for the guys who are dressed casually in T-shirts ( Egyptian cotton), they are the ones who don’t have to look nice because they hire people for that.

Not by his car ( although there are minimum standards. An E class would be a minimum as well as A6, 5 series, etc “hybrids excluded”) anyone who drives anything less is either lying or cheap. If you make 200k and drive a civic, ur not gonna be spending thousands on an arrangement. Reason being, these cars are safer, more comfortable, and shows that a man is into luxury hence, able to afford a SB.

Drinks. Anybody making 50k can afford a restaurant bill. But they can’t afford good champagne. On your next pot date, tell them you like champagne and ask if they would like to “have champagne with you” ( never ask to share a bottle) In effect, what you have done is tactfully put them in a position to reveal what they are comfortable with or whether they are comfortable and accommodating. A man who is serious about impressing a girl will order a bottle whether they like it or not. Anyone who has money has had champagne and can tolerate it even if they don’t like it. If they tell you they will have something else, in effect they are forcing you to order by the glass (aka shitty stuff). ( this is my opinion and may not be correct for all guys) but one thing is true, if he orders a bottle of something nice, he is willing to spend money on you. You can’t get good champagne at a restaurant for under 150 dollars (small city prices) and 250 (big city). This, in my opinion is a good sign for a pot date. Lol. So many guys are gonna hate me for this but I’m tired of all these bullshit guys ruining it for real SD’s.

His watch. At some point, ask him the time and compliment him on his watch. Ask about it and take genuine interest. Google it later and if it’s worth 5k and up, he is a pot that will have money for a consistent arrangement. I know a lot of rich people and 98% of the ones making 300k+ have a watch worth 4-5k minimum. No exceptions. This shows he has disposable income to spend on himself and you. Nobody poor spends their tax return on a 5000 watch. 1000 maybe. Watches for men is the gift they treat themselves for being successful. They all do it. If you spend 1000 on a watch, you only have one. If you spend 5000 on a watch, chances are you have more than one. Also, anyone with a Rolex is a douche (opinion) because they just want to show off. For that price, there are so many other options that are far more satisfying than a Rolex. Now, if he says the watch has sentimental value (eg. his father gave it to him) then price is not important.

Travelling. (Note: this applies to 80% of pots) Anyone with money and who is willing to spend money on you (aka discretionary spending) will like to stay in nice hotels. This is not a maybe or an option because rich people (half have expense accounts) don’t stay in shitty hotels in big cities (does not apply to small cities due to lack of options) Talk about travel. Then mention ritz Carlton or trump hotels. Ask them if they have stayed in those chains. Ask them what hotel chains they like. You can read up on them online and pricing. When a man doesn’t cheap out on hotels, this is a big $$$ sign that they like luxury (aka:you) and will pay for it.

With these three things, you will be able to determine if he is willing to spend money on you. Being rich doesn’t matter if they are cheap. All that matters is if they are willing to part with their money.

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His nails digged into your skin, leaving marks so that if one day a man would have seen you naked, he would have known that you were only his propriety.


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Naked, that was what you learned to be around Baekhyun. Apart from the moments where you had to attend parties or ceremonies in the Pharaoh’s residence, Baekhyun always wanted you just dressed in skin and some jewel.

Perhaps one of the many necklaces that he gifted you, or the golden earrings that were once his, but now you were there and could wear them better, in his opinion. Your relationship with the Pharaoh was even becoming true to the other’s eyes, the way he looked at you may have sounded like a warning bell, since now almost every powerful man was bringing his daughter with himself.

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Foreshadowing of the Starklings Connecting Though Skinchanging and Greenseeing

The magical side of the Stark children has been growing steadily since Bran’s very first chapter when they find their direwolves. I believe their magical connections will build toward them being able to see each other at will through their wolves and to even communicate with each other mentally.

In the novels, all of the Stark children are skinchangers. Not only can they enter the minds of their direwolves, but Bran and Arya have extended beyond their specific wolves and skinchanged into other animals – and in Bran’s case, another human being. One aspect of that skinchanging is the ability to connect not just to their wolf but to the other members of their pack. This is how Bran finds out that Robb and Grey Wind are dead and how Jon can see where Nymeria and Shaggy are.

The dream he’d had … the dream Summer had had … No, I mustn’t think about that dream. He had not even told the Reeds, though Meera at least seemed to sense that something was wrong. If he never talked of it maybe he could forget he ever dreamed it, and then it wouldn’t have happened and Robb and Grey Wind would still be … – Bran, ASOS

Far off, he could hear his packmates calling to him, like to like. They were hunting too. A wild rain lashed down upon his black brother as he tore at the flesh of an enormous goat, washing the blood from his side where the goat’s long horn had raked him. In another place, his little sister lifted her head to sing to the moon, and a hundred small grey cousins broke off their hunt to sing with her. The hills were warmer where they were, and full of food. Many a night his sister’s pack gorged on the flesh of sheep and cows and horses, the prey of men, and sometimes even on the flesh of man himself.

“Snow,” the moon called down again, cackling. The white wolf padded along the man trail beneath the icy cliff. The taste of blood was on his tongue, and his ears rang to the song of the hundred cousins. Once they had been six, five whimpering blind in the snow beside their dead mother, sucking cool milk from her hard dead nipples whilst he crawled off alone. Four remained … and one the white wolf could no longer sense. – Jon, ADWD

So while Jon and Bran can sometimes see what the other wolves are doing, they aren’t controlling what they see. Visions of the other wolves seem to be flashing through their perspectives on their own accord, or possibly by the will of the direwolves themselves. Both Summer and Ghost seem to miss their siblings as much as the Starklings do. So far, Arya hasn’t connected to the members of her original pack, possibly because Nymeria is concentrating on the new pack she’s formed. 

What’s interesting, and is the whole point of this post, is that the Starklings aren’t limited to seeing what the other members of the original wolf pack are up to, there is one instance where Bran and Jon speak to each other through their minds. Here’s a passage set during ACOK the first time Jon wargs into Ghost.

Jon?

The call came from behind him, softer than a whisper, but strong too. Can a shout be silent? He turned his head, searching for his brother, for a glimpse of a lean grey shape moving beneath the trees, but there was nothing, only …

A weirwood.

It seemed to sprout from solid rock, its pale roots twisting up from a myriad of fissures and hairline cracks. The tree was slender compared to other weirwoods he had seen, no more than a sapling, yet it was growing as he watched, its limbs thickening as they reached for the sky. Wary, he circled the smooth white trunk until he came to the face. Red eyes looked at him. Fierce eyes they were, yet glad to see him. The weirwood had his brother’s face. Had his brother always had three eyes?

Not always, came the silent shout. Not before the crow.

He sniffed at the bark, smelled wolf and tree and boy, but behind that there were other scents, the rich brown smell of warm earth and the hard grey smell of stone and something else, something terrible. Death, he knew. He was smelling death. He cringed back, his hair bristling, and bared his fangs.

Don’t be afraid, I like it in the dark. No one can see you, but you can see them. But first you have to open your eyes. See? Like this. And the tree reached down and touched him.

And suddenly he was back in the mountains, his paws sunk deep in a drift of snow as he stood upon the edge of a great precipice. Before him the Skirling Pass opened up into airy emptiness, and a long vee-shaped valley lay spread beneath him like a quilt, awash in all the colors of an autumn afternoon. – ACOK

A key part of this passage is that even though the scene takes place before Bran reaches Bloodraven and starts seeing visions of the past through the Winterfell heart tree, his mental form takes the shape of a weirwood. We know this isn’t a real tree that he’s looking through because Jon can see the “tree” growing right before his eyes. So the “tree” Jon sees is really an avatar, of sorts, that represents his brother within the mental landscape. Since this encounter seemingly happens purely through Bran’s mind connecting to Jon’s instead of wolf to wolf, this is likely Bran’s first step into greenseeing, rather then skinchanging. As far as “first steps” go, this is a massive leap because it goes far beyond what Bloodraven is teaching Bran in ADWD. The strength of Bran’s power takes him directly into an advanced form of greenseeing that could prove vital in the Battle for the Dawn.

This also proves that there is no reason Bran will have to stay in the caves beyond the Wall or lose his identity in the end. He has already proven that he can use an exceptional form of his powers while at home in Winterfell without any trees attached to him. 

It’s also interesting that Jon is able to sense Bran’s physical surroundings. At this point, Bran’s body is below the earth in the crypts of Winterfell among their dead ancestors. In-universe, the details of “the rich brown smell of warm earth and the hard grey smell of stone and something else, something terrible. Death, he knew. He was smelling death.” likely help to misdirect Jon so that the news of his brother’s death will seem to be confirmed. But what the details also show is that the mental connection between them isn’t just fueled through Bran’s greenseer abilities. Jon also has the power to reach back and gain information on his brother’s surroundings. It will be interesting to see how far those powers go once they are being consciously wielded rather than subconsciously coming upon them.

An additional bit of foreshadowing for the Starklings mentally communicating during the big battle is this passage from Arya’s TWOW chapter:

There had been blood in it, though, and a full moon overhead, and a tree that watched her as she ran. – Arya, TWOW

While this is a detail seems pretty small it’s extremely significant. Here we are shown what we assume is Bran watching Arya warging into Nymeria and Arya seeing him in return. During all the passages where Bran and Jon see the members of their direwolf pack, there is no suggestion that the wolves they are watching or the humans those wolves are connected to can see them in return. But even in this brief moment, Arya can see that she is being watched while she runs. This is a significant step forward for her in connecting with her original pack.

The question is, is Bran watching through a tree she happens to be passing by or, as with his mental connection with Jon, is he seeing her free from the constraints of a tree. The “tree” that watches her could be an avatar of Bran manifesting itself where he chooses. This is why I believe this detail from Arya’s Mercy chapter is laying the groundwork for an exchange between Bran and Arya that is similar to the one he and Jon had in ACOK. Arya won’t need Bran’s help in skinchanging like Jon did, but they could take the exchange a step further and actually have a full conversation with each other. 

Unlike the Bran of ACOK, the Bran we find in TWOW will be more fully aware of his abilities and eager to use them to communicate with his siblings. The Bran’s ability to connect mentally with Jon and Arya and potentially help them connect with each other could be revealed as a game changer for the Battle for the Dawn. They could help each other in coordinating troops, spying on the enemy, and any number of battle tactics. GRRM is slowly building each of their magical journies and establishing the foundation for their abilities to join while doing it in such a way that most readers seem to overlook. It’s going to be interesting to see how his patient plotting pans out. 

(Note: I didn’t include the scene where Arya talks to the heart tree in this meta because I’m not sure she’s talking to Bran. The tree is speaking in Ned’s voice. It’s hard to say if this is the old gods taking on her father’s voice to guide her, Bran taking on their father’s voice, or Ned himself speaking to her from the beyond.)

I was reading fic by @itsallavengers and @isadancurtisproduction right before I fell asleep, and I had a weird dream where Wade stole the Iron Man suit, but when Tony blasted his helmet off, he was just a teenager. So I figured I’d write this. 


When it all begins–when he gets the cancer diagnosis, “you have six months to live,” when he finds himself caught in a program worse than the cancer, as every other test subject around him dies in agony, when Weapon X scours his genome and the healing factor brings his body to sudden, peak genetic state and then warps it horribly all at once–

–When his mind and body are irrevocably destroyed, Wade Winston Wilson is eight years old. 

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anonymous asked:

Hi, since I've seen that you sometimes post about pride&prejudice I wanted to ask for your opinion on something: I've often seen people say that Elizabeth changes her mind about Darcy only after she sees how wealthy he is i.e. she realised what it meant being married to him and that's why she agreed to marry him later. Do you think that's the case? For me it's a complete misinterpretation of the book but maybe I'm the one reading it wrong...

Austen is indeed my specialty!

It’s a regrettably common reading going back to, at least, Sir Walter Scott’s contemporary review. It’s rooted in Elizabeth’s joke to Jane, that her feelings started to change when she saw his beautiful grounds at Pemberley, but 

1) it’s a joke

2) she’s struck by the beauty of the grounds (and his personal interior decorating projects), specifically BECAUSE of his wealth. She expected it to be tacky or at least OTT—a monument to riches—and she’s impressed because it isn’t. There’s elegance and restraint, emphasizing the natural advantages and beauty without overpowering them. Elizabeth is all about the #aesthetic, not splendour; even in the joke, it’s what she emphasizes.

And, if anything, she’s pretty dismissive about the scale of Darcy’s wealth that is discreetly apparent there. She notes that the furniture is suitable to his fortune and immediately redirects her attention to the grounds, Georgiana’s drawings, etc. The thing that hits her at Pemberley, if you’re going for the materialistic approach, is not wealth but power. She always knew he was rich, but she’s explicitly startled and impressed by his power at Pemberley (specifically by how nobly he exercises it, but perhaps to a certain extent the simple fact of it). 

So I’ve always been a bit perplexed that the conspiracy theory is fortune-hunting!Elizabeth and not power-hungry!Elizabeth. :P 

Now, I think it’s very clear that Elizabeth is impressed by his power largely in the sense that it shows character. The freer you are to act—and in this case, to impose your will on others by simply existing—the more your actions betray your inner character. And by that metric, Darcy’s inner character is exemplary. That’s really very clear, IMO, but people (esp people who are looking for something to problematize!) nevertheless miss it.

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Who is my celebrity crush?

Friends have often asked me this and I have several but 1 stands out above the rest: Keanu Reeves. Only one friend bothered to ask me why? The answer is simple: kindness, humility, respect, and yes looks. Sure I don’t know him personally but I’ve seen him say many good things about his co-workers. In a world obsessed with trash talk, I admire someone who seeks the positive out of people. Especially since he’s had some personal hardships. He doesn’t act bitter, he remains grateful. I’ve also heard and read plenty of stories about his generosity. Whenever a reporter brings these stories up, he seems bashful and doesn’t talk about it or think that it’s a big deal. This shows that he is not doing it for fame. So many actors and “celebrities” get famous for negative words and actions, I find it refreshing for someone to get praise from his co-workers for his positive attributes. So many people that acquire that type wealth and fame are very egotistical yet he remains humble. So many fans that meet him say how nice and shy he is. A lot of people don’t seem to understand that some actors and musicians will not make the time to take pictures with fans. It’s such a turn off when powerful men patronize others for their socioeconomic status. Being rich doesn’t make certain people less of an asshole no matter how attractive they are. Also, the fact that he rides the train and offers his seat to a woman shows that he is pragmatic and polite. All good qualities that are sometimes hard to find in someone of his status. And of course, on a completely superficial level, he is very attractive despite the fact that he is 20 years older than me. No judgment. In an industry that values looks, when asked what his secret is to looking youthful. He says thank you or disagrees and doesn’t seem too concerned about his appearance. Instead, he shrugs and replies with good genes. But even if his looks faded he would still be a decent gentleman in every sense of the word. And truth be told these are all wonderful qualities that I strive for and seek in a partner.  

The Pirate and The Diplomat - Chapter 8

Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Hardenshipping
Word count: 8,380 for this chapter
Contains: Mentions of death, violence, blood, eventual smut and romance, mentions of various headcanons, and a lot of rivalry mixed with sexual tension.


Summary: Maxie McDewitt is a diplomat on the way to Johto to make a trade deal when the boat he is on is captured by pirates. The captain of the ship, Archie Brimsey, decides to keep him prisoner with a promise of treasure. At first tensions between the two are high, however pirate life ends up influencing Maxie’s behaviour, and his feelings, in ways that neither man can begin to comprehend. 

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Author’s Note: Well hey there everyone. This chapter is unbeta’d as my girlfriend is currently asleep at the time of this coming out and I have no idea if I would have been able to post it tomorrow. Any issues with this fic, raise them with me and I’ll get to editing asap. 

Apart from that, this is a long one so enjoy! 


From below deck came the muffled shouts and orders of the crew, a constant reminder as to where Maxie was, though after awhile he found himself able to block out the sounds of the crew altogether. Once he did, he found the sound of the water hitting the hull comforting, after many voyages where the sound had kept him awake with dread. Somehow, he found himself dozing off, ignoring the hard wood that he sat on, letting his thoughts take over. The slow bob of the ship as it traversed the waves calmed his breathing, lulling him into a peaceful state of mind, one he hadn’t really been in for a long time. He wasn’t really sure how much time was passing outside either, eyes drooping every now and again as he tried to fight off the sleep, however he soon gave in, just about managing to keep himself sitting upright against the wall.

Unfortunately, sleep didn’t last very long, around half an hour at the most, before the door to his cell slammed open, causing him to jump, eyes snapping open in surprise, right towards the cell door. Matt stood there, the key to the cell in his hands, a stern look on his face.

“Get up, the captain wants you.”

Maxie opened his mouth to retort, but didn’t have time to before Matt roughly grabbed him, hauling him up to his feet. He staggered a little, his legs having fallen asleep, before scoffing and making a show of straightening his clothes.

“Could have added a please in there somewhere,” he muttered, ignoring the glare he got in return.

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anonymous asked:

So how about Akechi lashing out to S/O for caring too much about him (like he gets suspicious as to why somebody would stay with him for so long) It can end nicely or badly, up to you! Thanks in advance!!!

S/O was just treating his scars from the Metaverse; daylight was breaking and the night was still young as Akechi sat there blankly. He triggered another mental shutdown today… S/O never questioned the bruises, scraps, and swollen knots he came home with, assuming it was just him doing his detective work. However, they did know the circumstances revolving around Akechi’s father and what had happened to his mother. Maybe they felt pity?

“Hey… why have you stayed with me for so long?”

S/O looked up, cocking their head and raising a brow, “What do you mean?”

How they said it so innocently, so selflessly. If only they knew what a piece of scum he truly was! The conflicting battles Robin Hood and Loki had with each other almost every single day… Loki spoke about his insecurities: You know they’re going ditch you. You’ll be alone again and continue showing the fake mask… unless you break and let your powers take control.

His eyes glowed gold for a brief second as he felt Loki; did he intentionally make Akechi go berserk? It wasn’t in its full strength but damn…

Without thinking about, he grabbed a fistful of S/O’s hair and yanked them upwards, ignoring the yelp they cried out. S/O looked at them, confused as why someone as sweet as Goro would harm them. They were eye-level with each other now as the rich chestnut brown pupils bored into their S/O’s. It was scary how intense his gaze was; it was scary he was treating them like this; it was fucking scary how Akechi just… snapped with no sudden reasoning.

Akechi repeated himself, aggressively, “Why the fuck did you stay with a piece of shit like myself? Do you perhaps pity me? Is this for your sick amusement?”

“W-What… Goro… w-why would you say that about yourself… why would you believe I just stay here out of pity. I stayed… because…” S/O felt the cheeks dampened with hot tears, worrying they may have been the one to fuck things up. It was hard to please others but for months, the two had open to each other about everything. Well, not quite everything… but still.

Loki chuckled and released Akechi from his hold, allowing him to get a grip of reality and realize what he had been doing. He gasped, releasing the patch of hair he roughly held and looking at his partner, guilty and ashamed.

“I’m sorry… I think you should–”

“Goro…” S/O reached up and hugged the boy, “I… I know you have your insecurities… but… I don’t pity you. I love you, no matter what…” 

Akechi sighed, a hand reaching to gently run his fingers through the same patch of hair he had roughly pulled on a moment again. He noticed S/O flinched and it broke his heart. What kind of monster deserves love? Deserves someone as special and glowing as S/O? But, as a monster, he was selfish and didn’t want to let go of S/O, no matter what.

“I love you too, S/O…” But you don’t deserve me.

anonymous asked:

That ask with the Face fam and the s/o with a love acceptance issue but with the axis including romano and prussia? Plz and thank

2p Axis:
2p Romano: Since Flavio came from this rich mafia, people were kinda afraid of doing anything to put him in a bad mood, so he was around a lot of fake people. Saying this, he understand what they’re feeling and comforts them with a ton of kisses and cuddling trying to show how much he cares for them.
2p Italy: Romano and Italy same story, but instead of feeling self conscious, he felt more power. He wouldn’t really understand, but would tell them something similar to, “Don’t second guess with you and I. If I didn’t love you, you wouldn’t be here.” Followed along with small kisses and sweet Italian. He’s not the best with comforting, but he means from the heart and is trying.
2p Japan: He understands them in an opposite way. Like instead of the only people who loves him are family, his family is not built on love and more on obedience. So, he sees his s/o as family and would have more trouble of being lovingly and romantic.
2p Germany: Is absolutely clueless but still comforting. He loves his brother, had many friends and has been in plenty of relationships from romantic to quick flings. Like I said, it completely goes over his head because he’s incredibly loving and is mostly is surrounding by cool people, but definitely reassures them that they’re the only one who could make him this happy and wants to do everything to make them comfortable.
2p Prussia: Wants to sit down with them and just have a conversation about this, because he’s very self conscious about how people perceive him and hearing his s/o talk about their insecurities with their relationship, would help him open up and have a little laugh. Since he constantly would think about, ‘what if they leave me?’, ‘what can I do to make them happy?’.

This is just my opinion, but I don’t think Izaya is as feminine as he’s seen as.

I was just thinking about it after that ask. I don’t think Izaya is a feminine man. I think he has been described as a ‘beautiful man with handsome features’ or a ‘handsome man with beautiful features’ (can’t remember which way was it lol) but I wouldn’t describe Izaya as feminine.

I mean when I think of feminine, stereotypically feminine, I think of not only a slender body for a man like Izaya has, but gentle and soft-spoken and caring and Izaya is not any of that lol. Like, the dictionary meaning of feminine is ‘having qualities or an appearance traditionally associated with women, especially delicacy and prettiness’ And for effeminate (used to describe feminine men) it’s ‘having characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly. ‘

Izaya is pretty manly, as in he has traditionally masculine characteristics such as being straightforward and direct, he doesn’t mince his words or show concern for people’s feelings in them. Maybe his face is beautiful and his features delicate, but his personality definitely isn’t lol.

Like Izaya isn’t like Yoru (Tsukiuta) who’s great at cooking and is called the mother of his idol group. Not only that, he’s caring, always extending a hand to others. Like when his teammate said he didn’t like to eat some food, Yoru offered to cook for him in a way that would be easy for people who don’t like to eat it. Yoru takes care of others gently, and he could be considered effeminate. It’s not the taking care of others that makes him seem feminine, since Kai takes care of others too but he does it in a big brother way, like doing things for people, while Yoru is more the offering type like a concerned mother.

Izaya also isn’t like Shun, and this is probably a more fair comparison because they’re both observers of humans and adults. Shun is a cool and composed guy like Izaya, unpredictable, doing whatever he wants. He calls himself the Demon Lord and says he prefers to be taken care of by people than taking care of people. 

But since Shun is a human observer like Izaya, he treated people the same and didn’t have friends before, so much that his parents were happy when he finally got interested in a stranger. Shun was all high and mighty when he first became the leader of his idol group. But over time his caring nature came out especially with Hajime.

Shun’s motive for meeting Hajime is like some shoujo manga love story. He became an idol because he wanted to form a bond with Hajime. I think there is some shojo manga about a girl doing the same thing - oh yeah it’s called Kimi Hana and the girl sees a guy on TV and ‘begins to idolize the young athlete and eventually transfers to Japan to attend the same school’ as him. Shun’s story is almost like that shoujo manga love story - he heard his academic rival Mutsuki Hajime had become an idol and so he accepted the scouting offer, moved all the way to Tokyo when he didn’t even know how to take a train because of his protected life, just to meet Hajime and form a bond with him (he literally said it’s his dream) and began to idolize him, saying he was a huge fan even before he met Hajime (even though he’s the leader of the rival idol group). If Shun was a girl it could become the plot for some romance drama lol.

And while Shun is mostly a fanboy with him, saying how cool he is and speaking about his Hajime-LOVE exuberantly, he gives power to Hajime. He took care of Hajime on their date, and in the drama CD told Hajime that seeing him shine makes him happy and he wants Hajime to show more of his shine to the world and him. And said, “Hajime, if it’s what you wish, I’ll do anything to grant that wish.” And also said in a scene in Tsukipara that he can do anything if it’s for his beloved Hajime. 

Despite being the one provided with things because of his rich lifestyle, Shun becomes a provider to Hajime with his love. He offers, like Yoru, taking a passive role, unlike Izaya who directs (stereotypically masculine) the choices of the humans he loves (push them in the direction most to his advantage) though he’s also fine with being made use of. But unlike Shun, Izaya has his own agenda, and isn’t as selflessly caring as him.

And it’s not only with Hajime, though Shun is whimsical and unpredictable like Izaya, when it comes down to it, he’s willing to sit back and listen (without interrupting or giving his own opinions like Izaya often does). His partner Kai talked about his first love story and Shun who usually directs Kai to make tea for him listened carefully and spoke gently and softly like he was catering to Kai’s feelings. 

Shun also giggles. He literally giggles (and it’s so fucking cute) and it’s the first time I’ve heard an anime guy giggle like it’s normal lol. It’s not like his voice is feminine or anything, but giggling is pretty girly and Shun giggles like it’s natural for him. He’s also called another guy a pervert teasingly. Twice. Once when his teammate asked him to put some clothes on (he was half-naked for some photo) and he asked if that means he wants to see him in nothing at all and said he was a pervert (”Ecchi”) teasingly, and the other when they wanted to see his abs (whether he had them lol) he went “Kyaa~Pervert~♪” before undressing enthusiastically xD (he’s not shy about his body at all though lol so contradictory lol Shun)

Also Shun is pretty. He’s more handsome in the anime because of the different design, but his original design is like the definition of pretty boy. I’d call a guy like Shun delicate rather than a guy like Izaya, in both looks and personality (Shun even said he’s a delicate young master himself lol)

So yes this mostly turned into a post about how feminine and cute Shun is but the point is, there are other guys like Yoru and Shun who I think are more feminine than Izaya, so I don’t think Izaya is as feminine as he’s often seen as. As mentioned already in the ask, I see Izaya as more the Makio-type, masculine but doesn’t mind being bottom (since Izaya is often seen as feminine because of being the ‘uke’)

I mean even when he saw the picture of him in a dress in Dufufufu, Izaya reacted like - well, a man. He was pretty calm about it though disbelieving, and just said he’s never cross-dressed before. He was more exasperated than anything, he’s probably confident in his masculinity lol (even though Tsukumoya poked fun at him for it)

I guess Izaya is often seen as feminine because he’s often paired with Shizuo, who’s like, brash and vulgar and manly. So the contrast makes him seem more effeminate than he actually is. But Izaya does parkour - he may have a slender body but he’s probably got some muscles, I mean it takes strength to scale building walls lol with your hands and feet alone. 

So I suppose Shizu-chan is just too manly (is that why you call Shizuo Shizu-chan lol Izaya so Shizuo’s manliness won’t outshine yours) and since Izaya is often paired with him, Izaya seems like the effeminate one? So yeah I think Izaya is effeminate compared to Shizuo, but not as feminine as he seems. 

fight for my way ep 1-8: kdrama rants

I only watched the first episode then I had to put it on hold for exams, but I’ve finally caught up and boi is it getting cuter

ngl at the start i was like this isn’t that cute and it’s okay but i’m only wathcing for park seo joon and kim ji won but now they’re growing on me (especially sul hee she’s so adorable) and i love them together like their slightly violent friendship, how they always stick up for one another and how they’re always there for each other, but still keep one another on their toes with the constant insults slad;jflsdj i think it’s so cuuute

I honestly love choi ae ra’s character. she’s spunky, she’s daring (like that time she punched the other guy for unfairly hitting dong man, or facing off against a bunch of rich bitches like u go girl) and she works hard. 

I also love ko dong man. he acts before he thinks, he’s strong, and such a knucklehead, but he’s not afraid to stand up for injustice (like when ae ra had to unfairly kneel bc a vip abused her power and got out of stealing)

I love how despite how they often show their intolerances for one another, they’re still (although a little awkwardly) able to be there for each other when they show their weaknesses and stick up for one another when they face injustice. (their hugs are also really cute).

although i found it kind of annoying that it was okay for ae ra to chase her dream as an announcer, but when dong man wanted to do mma, she tried to interfere and get him a job as a security guard. and that it was okay for ae ra to interfere in him and hye ran’s “relationship” but he couldn’t interfere in her and moo ki’s “relationship”.

I also love how this drama isn’t just a cute story about friends who turn into lovers, it also addresses the injustices of the world and how money can be a light for some and just a toy for others.

e.g:

  • ae ra being told to kneel despite the fact that she caught a thief, all because a rich vip customer who brings business to the company is able to abuse her power
  • dong man choosing an expensive operation for his sister at the price of his dreams, so that another spoilt rich guy can get his moment of fame
  • ae ra being rejected for the announcer position at the department store, because she doesn’t have connections, isn’t rich or young, despite her loyalty to the store as a worker
  • moo ki using his money to try and make girls believe that he’s successful and com further than dong man, and him trying to feed his happiness through success (sucking up to higher ups pssh) as a cosmetic surgeon and the monetary items he gets through them 
  • kim tak su using his money to injure and debilitate dong man’s debut as a fighter, through paying their way to rig his fights and corrupting his career, which he has to work to overcome through his skills and effort
  • ae ra not being given a fair chance at the interview at kbc because she didn’t have the money or time to do volunteer work or study internationally due to having to work hard to earn money and make a living

in a way, it addresses problems that can happen in our world, and approaches the idea that money and power is only as good or bad as the person who has it. it’s honestly almost as if, in a way, both ae ra and dong man are victims of money abuse, giving the drama depth rather than just a cute surface story.

aLSO MOO KI WHAT A LIL BITCH LIKE I HONESTLY THOUGHT HE’D GROW ON ME BUT HE WAS LIKE AN ITCH WHO JUST WOULDN’T GO AWAY LIKE STOP BEING SO OVERLY KIND IT’S TO THE POINT WHERE IT’S SO ANNOYING and then boom bitch out of nowhere he comes out with a fiance that he probably got engaged to bc he wanted to suck his way up to an even higher position in the hospital to fill the emPTY HOLE IN HIS SOUL 

but honestly he’s kind of cute if you take away basically everything he did, except that time he even searched it up and tried so hard to appear sexy when reversing his car out and grabbed ae ra’s hair instead of the headrest lmao

and here’s just some more gifs of ae ra and dong man being super adorable and hugging cause their hugs are just real cute ok

gif credit: leejaeshins, sseureki and captainjoongki (and again)

anonymous asked:

OMG I love where your mind goes XD Izuku being a Niwa descendant is amazing. Hell think of all the traps Inko could make with her quirk! (Or maybe Izuku inherited Dark from his unknown father). So many way you could go, so many characters you could play with. Hell just reading the premise make me squeal lol

For this verse, I like to think Inko is part of the Niwa line, but she wanted to get away from the thieving and leave it to one of her other siblings (she had an older sister that stayed within the main line). But she spent a lot of her early years with Izuku teaching him little things - not to the extent Mama Niwa teaches Daisuke, but she teaches him lock picking, how to get out of handcuffs, ballet (to strengthen his muscles), running, parkour, climbing, things like that. Things that he enjoys. At worst, he’s got several weird hobbies if Dark doesn’t show. At best, he’s at least somewhat prepared.

But Dark does show up, claiming Izuku was the better candidate, which pretty much confirms the call Inko gets from her sister a day later where she brokenly confesses she’d let her son’s training slack, and that’s probably why Dark didn’t show up. 

So Izuku doesn’t end up too torn over the whole Quirkless thing - he still looks up to All Might, but after Dark shows him just how powerful you can be without a Quirk, how to feels to fly on black wings and the rich reward after a theft gone right, he can’t ever bring himself to regret his choice. 

(Even if Dark and All Might don’t… get along. Or Dark with any of the heroes, actually.)

Runaways, as Defined by their Sins

Just sparked by a recent post, I find that characters are better defined by their flaws than by their virtues. It’s what they struggle against internally that makes them compelling.

So, here’s my take on how that works out for the original Runaways!

Alex Wilder - Alex’ main deal is Pride. Thematic naming in full force here.  It is all over his planning, his manipulation, and what gets him in trouble time and time again.  There is a bit of Greed in him as well, with Lust a distant third in his ‘sin’ hierarchy.  He Has a Plan, and it will get him Power and Glory, as well as riches and “Love”. 

Though any relationship that has “I committed Genocide for You!” as one of its starting points is not exactly going to understand that concept, as Thanos learned the hard way.

Nico Minoru - Nico is defined by a sin that was once its own thing before being folded into something that doesn’t describe her problems as well. Acedia or Melancholy.  It’s appropriate for a goth, but it shows up primarily because of how hard she has to fight it and on how many fronts.  There’s leading the team, surviving on the street and her magic staff which requires super-hard work to operate.  A far cry from her cushy Malibu life she once had.  It strains her, and she breaks under it several times.  She recovers, but it is what she fights against hardest of all.  Next is Lust, because she often seeks emotional escape from the stress of her life.  She knows she does it and hates herself for it (which is why I think she’s Catholic).  Finally, and the one that’s least addressed is Wrath.  Again, most likely as an outgrowth of her stress, she lashes out with harsh words, or harsh spells (or both) regularly.  she has a cruel streak in her that has gotten worse over time in some respects.

Chase Stein - Chase is something like an ID in many respects.  He’s lustful, prideful, and generally, acts before he thinks.  He has a depth to him beyond that, but he can be very simple.  His main thing is a low self-worth.  He seeks simple pleasures because that’s all he feels he’s worth.  He accepts the worst about himself without question and attempted a very elaborate suicide on top of it all.  Like Nico, he is Melancholic but has more Pride than Wrath within him. it may not make sense for a person with low self-esteem to be Prideful, but that is in part because he has to try and bring about pride in himself to combat that Melancholy (and of course make things worse for it). 

Karolina Dean - Karolina is harder to place.  While using strict religious terms, she’d be categorized as Lustful, I don’t feel that captures her at all and obfuscates things by focusing on her sexuality rather than how she reacts to it.  Which is why I put Envy up in the forefront.  Aside from her crush on Nico (and how she reacted to her relationship with Alex), her being in the closet brings out this sin more than simple desire itself.  Since she has Hollywood body type, she also can fall into the progenitor of Envy: Vainglory/Vanity.  She is casually beautiful in both her forms, so it mostly comes out by accident. 

Gert - It feels sacrilegious to use Catholic sins to describe a Jewish person, but Imma do it anyway!  Pride comes up again in a Runaways and again at the forefront with her.  Her’s is more tempered than Alex’s, but she believes herself to be right and her intelligence compounds such thinking.  Lust comes up second for her … if only because of how she and Chase talk together.  It would be a mistake to label her a glutton because she doesn’t have that body shape from poor eating habits, thank God.

Molly - Ah, the most innocent of Runaways … is also as appropriately immature.  Wrath is her sin, partly in part thanks to her powers.  Now that she can solve a lot of things by hitting them, it becomes her go-to solution.  She also has some pride in her intelligence as Gert does.  She’s smart and is sure she’s right about stuff, but is not unwilling to listen.  But if you piss her off …

Old Lace - Has No Sins of Her Own.   She’s been saved by Raptor Jesus!

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) Review

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword joins the list of many filmed interpretations of King Arthur’s story that came before it. The source material for these films and television shows like the BBC’s Merlin are derived from collections of stories about Arthurian Legends. Arthurian Literature is full of a rich palette of characters from Merlin to Tristan to Morgan Le Fay, but I’ve never been very invested in the iconic character of King Arthur himself. He always seemed too noble, idealistic, and more vague than any of the minor characters that surrounded him. I could not, no matter how much I tried, find a way to relate to this guy no less actually see him as a realistic person. His character was simply overwhelmed by the scale of his mission, the power of his weapon Excalibur and the importance of his destiny and heritage.

So honestly, when I first saw a snippet of the trailer for this film, I did roll my eyes because here there would be another film version of a story that I felt had been told enough times already. How many times can Hollywood recycle ideas with all its remakes and sequels and generally the inability to let something original stay original? However, I did watch the trailer and what I saw was something vastly different from the King Arthur versions I had seen and read before. The tone of the movie was hardly dull or set up an ambiguous character. This Arthur had drive, had passion and humor and overall seemed like a realistic, complex character that I could believe in. So, I decided to go see the film despite all the horrible reviews that I had read because it seemed like something special or at the very least I knew I had to find out for myself what this movie felt like.

The opening sequence immediately inserts you into the film. It’s the middle of an intense battle with giant elephants and armies and dark magic. The King, Uther Pendragon, is hardly the type of guy who sits on his horse and gives commands to his soldiers. No, he’s heavily engaged in the action and in this visually stunning sequence, Excalibur makes its first appearance and Uther uses it to defeat his enemy. Therefore, magic and the crown (the Pendragon line) are tied together and fighting with that sword, believing in it, is what helps this king rule. However, the tension certainly does not end with that battle sequence. Danger lies not only in magic but in blood, which creates an interesting dynamic for the story as it proceeds into Arthur’s timeline as a young man growing up. The entire movie creates this very dangerous, yet realistic world for young Arthur to grow up in and makes the point that we are products of the world we live in and vice versa (the world is a product of the people in it).

Due to the betrayal toward his family and awful massacre, young Arthur becomes an orphan and barely manages to escape. He grows up in a brothel and is raised by the women that work there, which certainly shapes his views of women and the way he respects them later on in the film. This future king has nothing and from nothing he finds his strength. It turns him into this epic warrior who isn’t polished with graceful moves or formal manners or fine clothes and weapons. His fighting is rough like the life he grew up in and he becomes a sort of wise con man, navigating deals and earning money. It also seems a big reason for him learning to fight was to protect the women of the brothel that raised him, who were being beaten by their customers. In that respect, Arthur is noble and chivalrous in one of the best ways possible because he values women and does not appear to treat them as his inferiors at any point in the movie.

The way that this film is shot with the cutting back and forth is a signature thing for Guy Ritchie and he’s used it in many of his films before. I think it works really well in this film because Arthur is the same way. He’s very physical sure, but he’s also an intelligent, fast talking guy and it’s almost as if the way the movie is shot is representative of Arthur’s personality. His language is notably different from that of Vortigen and the people in the castle. I don’t see that as a clumsy mistake, but a careful detail included in order to ensure the separation of classes and emphasize Arthur’s place as an outsider.

Another element that I really want to focus on is the music in this film because it felt like a whole other brilliant character. The soundtrack was done by Daniel Pemberton, whose other credits include: Steve Jobs and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I think his music was a beautiful addition to the film and that it has tremendous presence in scenes without dialogue. Particularly the scene where Arthur is riding into the castle after he is bitten by the snake, Pemberton’s song The Devil and the Huntsman featuring artist Sam Lee is playing and it transported me so vividly into that world with all its magical realism and brutality. A face moving in a tree and a giant snake could’ve easily become silly, but the film kept a nice tone of gravity in dealing with the magical elements of the Arthurian world. It set up the stage for something epic to occur. Even the shot with the famous Lady of the Lake was breathtaking and the shot right after with Arthur rising out of mud and holding up Excalibur was such a powerful image. I think it captivated the struggle of rising out of poverty and essentially thwarting all the dangerous obstacles his uncle put in his way. I suppose that’s also one of the reasons I love fantasy films because they key in on images and how powerful they can still be without words. Some people might see that as a weakness in saying that there isn’t enough dialogue in the film, but I disagree. I see it as a strength and there is certainly enough fast talking banter between Arthur and the other characters to add a wonderful layer of comedy to this film.

I also enjoyed Arthur’s teamwork with all his friends. It felt like a very different Knights of the Roundtable because it seemed like a bunch of good mates that were hardly knights. Yet, they had the qualities of knighthood and would each sacrifice their lives for each other. Also, the character of the mage was fantastic and my favorite thing was that she was not made into a love interest. She was an important part of the narrative and showed how magic helped Arthur regain his throne, but she didn’t have to become his Guinevere.

Overall, I was impressed over the attention to detail that this movie had and it really disappointed me that so many reviews were writing it off as unoriginal and accusing it of plagiarism. There was a mention of the elephant scene being too similar to Lord of The Rings. I’m a huge LOTR fan and the scene in Pelennor Fields where those massive creatures show up is totally different in my opinion to the scene in King Arthur. I just feel that scene in LOTR:ROTK is so iconic and the shots feel different, especially the way that the elephants become obstacles for people on the battlefield in LOTR is different. In King Arthur it’s really short and the elephants just don’t feel like they have as much presence. They’re just there being controlled by magic and represent the power and danger of magic in that world whereas in LOTR they were enslaved creatures trained for war. The scenes are different also because of the scale and the focus. In LOTR it’s much more of a collaboration of all these warriors and the focus is constantly switching from Eowyn and Peregrin to the other Rohirrim and then Aragorn and Legolas and Gimli. It’s the battle before the final battle. In King Arthur, this battle is just the beginning and it sets up the war setting that Arthur grows up into. The focus is on Uther solely and everything else around him is just there so he can prove himself as a capable king. Now, could other animals been used at the beginning so as not to cause such a controversy? Of course and I do see how people could easily call it plagiarism. Perhaps the director was paying tribute to other fantasy movies in his film by having creatures like the elephants, giant snakes, big rodents, bats…etc. However, I’m an English major and I want to point out that there is a serious difference between plagiarism and paying tribute to other films. Also, I’d like to point out that Arthurian Literature is much older than a lot of the fantasy stories we know well like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter…etc. All modern fantasy stories draw upon centuries of folklore and Arthurian literature is medieval. So, a lot of stories that include these strange beasts are actually not as original as we’d like to think. J.K Rowling did not create giant snakes (basilisk) just as Tolkien does not own the myth of dragons or elves. They did what great fantasy writers do and they did their research and brought new interpretations to old myths. I would say that King Arthur has also done that because it is relying upon characters that have been around for a very long time and it uses magical beasts, but why is that such a bad thing when it creates something pretty awesome and unique in the process? I recommend this movie for anyone that wants to go on an exciting, adrenaline pumping action ride and also feel like what they’re watching is witty and funny and worthy of their time. Feel free to ask me questions if you’ve seen the film ad want to discuss it!

anonymous asked:

Everyone's drunk tonight goddamn me too. Tell me why you love spuffy so I can feel things!!!!

lol welcome to the party anon

tbh i love spuffy because we know both the character so well before they think of each other in a sexxual or romantic way? like. we get to understand them and they’re both so complex and they bring such a rich history to their relationship. 

plus, i love the way spikes love of buffy drags him toward the light. he wants to be good for her.
and i love how buffy has always felt Something for spike - eeven though it remains undefined for most of the series. she never kills him and kinda relies on him to do what she can’t. otr like to fill in the gaps of her power. 

there’s just so much Intimacy in their relationship. they know a side of each other that they don’t show to anyone else. and okay i know it’s problematic as hell but still. early s6 spuffy is hot as hell. really gets to me tbh 

Almost 120 years ago, during the first Gilded Age, sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption”. He used it to refer to rich people flaunting their wealth through wasteful spending. Why buy a thousand-dollar suit when a hundred-dollar one serves the same function? The answer, Veblen said, was power. The rich asserted their dominance by showing how much money they could burn on things they didn’t need.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/24/new-status-symbol-hard-work-spending-ceos

anonymous asked:

I have such a love for Prince Adam and something happening between Belle before the curse. Like I picture it kind of playing out how the movie does where they don’t really like each other at the beginning. Clearly, Belle couldn’t care less that he was this rich, powerful, attractive royalty, so that wouldn’t mess with the story. They’d go on to realize how alike they are and fall in love, and the Enchantress would show up at the end, and tell them “She saved your ass from being covered in fur.”

(sorry im answering this late–i’ve had school to deal with!)

ahaha yes that would be a great ending. they’d be like ‘wtf’ but the audience would k n o w

on one hand, i would absolutely LOVE to see belle and fop!adam fall in love. that would be so amazing bc im o b s e s s e d w how good he looks in that scene

bUT i do love beast!adam. having him actually turn into a beast really adds to the story smth that wouldnt be there if he had always stayed human

but yeah if we could have both versions??? SigN  ME TF UPP

also, im positive that there are fics like what you describe on ao3. i’ve got at least one on my super-long ‘to read’ list. i suggest checking out the AU tag for belle/adam :)

thanks for the ask, mon ami(e)!

Rewatching tld (again)

Ofc I would, this is my fave ep alongside hlv

In light of recent events – like Harvey who managed to stay high in Hollywood all these years and only getting the punishment *now* so long after the fact, and Donald trump still being the president despite a shit ton of very unethical and inappropriate and offensive things he’d said and done – it only goes to show how terrifyingly true culverton’s words are: if you were rich and powerful, you’re virtually untouchable

What kind of world do we live in

anonymous asked:

Yknow, im curious, what is it about t8 that lured you so much? You've stated time and time again that they (barring Hinata) got next to no development, we never see them as a team in canon, Kiba is considered a joke and no one remembers Shino (Kishimoto probably is among them), Hinata is the only one with a clear backstory, etc - So with so little ground for anything in canon, what did Kishimoto do that won you over with them? He cares so little for them - Why are you the opposite?

This question has a double answer.

First, while Kishimoto treated them like crap in part 2, part 1 was a different story. They were already interesting to me by design alone (both visual and character wise). Only team with two female characters. A recently made jonin who is also a genjutsu specialist (back when we didn’t know male Uchiha would be the only ones that would be allowed to use powerful genjutsu), a rejected heiress with serious confidence issues that came from an abusive household, a brash kid that came from a family that includes active kunoichi and another kid shrouded in mystery with insects inside his body. 

Team 8 was the second team that completed the test in the forest of death, behind the Sand Siblings. They left a team to die, killed by blood sucking leeches, just to get one of the scrolls. Shino pulverized his opponent and then gave Kankurou (who destroyed a Sound Four) problems. Hinata, while losing her match against Neji, still displayed an impressive amount of guts. And while Kiba got humilliated in his match against Naruto, his fight against Sakon/Ukon (where he almost killed himself just to defeat him and protect Akamaru) was fantastic. Even with her limited screentime, Kurenai showed that she cared greatly for her students and was still proud of them even if they didn’t win.

Second, there’s the potential. If this series was still about ninja and not about who gets the most powerful fireball, Team 8 was tailor made to be a beast search and destroy team. And that’s not even getting in how rich their backgrounds are. Hinata had her clan issues, Kurenai is the only female jounin among the teachers, Kiba has a mother and a sister who are both kunoichi (something that makes him pretty unique in Naruto, since 99% of the mothers are housewives and sisters are rare) and Shino has a clan where putting beehives inside their bodies is the norm. Not to mention that being the only team that has two female characters (I don’t count Team Samui since they appear later in part 2 and they get even less development) that makes their dynamic completely different from the other teams.

A long running series like Naruto sometimes puts too much focus on a couple of characters and leaves the rest in the dust, so you get a combination of potential and a thirst for making something out of it, that’s why characters that don’t get screentime can still get a fan following if they strike a chord with you.