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“There’s a reason education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got… because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now… the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right.”
- George Carlin, Life Is Worth Losing (2005)

I never want to hear from any Caitlin fan again that Iris West is selfish. Iris found out she was dying, and five minutes later she was reminding people that Caitlin needed to be saved too.

When Iris was dying, Caitlin said, ‘even if I wanted to save Iris.” This is the woman that you call a hero. She had to be begged to save a woman that was the only person to speak up and tell everyone that Caitlin needed saving too. 

Caitlin then kept the piece a secret and no one said anything whilst Wally got treated like crap by them.

Enjoy the fact that Caitlin and Barry stood alone at the end of the episode, because as usual, you care more about your crack ship standing next to each other than the facts that they are showing you that Caitlin is selfish, and she will screw over anyone to save herself. Ignore the fact that she had to be begged by Iris to save Barry, and then she tried to kill him, and then had to be begged to save Iris by Barry. What other hero has to be begged to save someone? Barry is there every week trying to not hurt people that are trying to kill him. Cisco is willing to die for the team. Joe puts his life on the line everyday. Wally and Jesse are out there taking risks. Iris is reminding people that Caitlin needs to be saved from turning bad when she is about to die. These characters are making decisions to save everyone. Caitlin is the only one that is out for herself. 

It is not a one time kind of thing. This is every other week that Caitlin is showing herself. If you want to defend that, go ahead, if you want to think Caitlin is better for Barry, then go for it, just never refer to Iris, who’d said her own life isn’t worth Barry losing himself over, as selfish, because she has proven time and time again that she would do anything for the people she loves, including sacrificing herself. Own your favorites flaws, and stop romantisizing them. 

theory: trump is a cockroach,  WAIT hear me out

He’s trying to build a wall, right?

You know what likes walls?

Cockroaches. 

You know what could survive a nuclear blast?

Cockroaches. 

Trump is going to build a wall on the Canadian border, hear me out. 

He’s going to box Americans in. 

And then he’s going to lay his little eggs in our homes and wallgreens and kmarts and Dave and Busters’. 

And then we’re all eaten alive, screaming and begging for help but unable to reach anyone cuz Trump fired all the ambassadors and he’s built up walls, political and physical, to trap us in his cockroach hive. 

But the outside world hasn’t heard from America in years, right?

So the day Trump finally tears down the wall and the world, tear-stricken and clutching their hankies, finally about to see the Americans again after all these years of utter radio silence, what happens?

It begins. 

The War. 

The War of the Roaches. 

He’s been preparing his nuclear arsenal. 

Humans never had a chance. 

The roaches are free. 

They are coming. 

They sweep Mexico and South America and Canada and what can we do?

Nothing, our biggest weapons are powerless to the roach hoard. 

We are powerless to their hardened exoskeletons and ability to survive. 

Europe thought it was safe. 

But the roaches are a highly evolved form of roach. 

Those years of hiding have paid off. 

They are coming. 

In drones. 

They fall onto the city and there’s nothing to be done, they have an immunity to bug spray and they’re impossible to smoosh, their skeletons are battle-hardened and prepared from years and years of training in American soil. 

They overtake Western Europe, and begin once more to build walls. 

Humanity is losing. 

Humanity has poisoned its water and food supply, but cockroaches can eat anything. They will survive.

They watch as humanity resorts to fighting one another and murdering each other instead of coming up with a way to preserve the resources they have left.

Meanwhile, roaches begin to collect plastic and create boats out of the Pacific Garbage Heap. 

They begin their tertiary siege.

Soon, they will begin to take over the freezing regions. 

They will create a resistance.

They have assimilated human technology. 

They will adapt.

Humans and their cultural adaptation, well.

Humans are in a disarray ever since Trump came into power.

They are no longer a worthy opposition. 

The roaches will rule. 

They are a hive, a collective, a united front. 

They do not see the differences of their shells, merely their similar form, their DNA, their shared kinship. 

Humans, individuals, are weak and squabbling.

They argue over battle tactics and what is a human life, is it worth losing one, is it right to quel the opinions of dissenters in a time of war?

Are other humans worth saving? 

Meanwhile, the roaches are preparing. 

Swarming. 

They develop bacterial agents designed to turn humans into mega roaches. 

Their DNA will be infused with our own. 

We will lose our human minds and find ourselves with only antennae and the desire to serve the Trump, our queen. 

And still, humans flounder. 

We kill ourselves  from within before our enemies can kill us. 

It’s not even a hostile takeover when they finally breach Asia and begin the process of doing the same thing. 

It’s a plea for swift assimilation, for cockroaches merely want to assimilate and eat us. 

But humans?

Humans will do things cockroaches could never do to one another, to members of the same collective hive.

Within the human consciousness, we were desperate. Hungry. Thirsty. Desiring nothing but survival and willing to doom every other member of our race to extinction if it meant living just another day.

Cockroaches share no such selfish desire.

They are one with the hive, and the hive is one of them. 

The hive will live forever, if the individual does its duty, and thus the individual does its duty with eagerness. 

For the good of the hive, for the good of the hive. 

Humans have no hive.

Humans do not see one another as friends, only enemies. 

Humans shall fall.

For the hive. For the hive. 

And who began the real cracking, the devastation, of human unity and reason?

Of human dignity and cohesion, the strands between all of us, the genetic connection between brother and sister? 

His name is Trump. 

He is the cockroach queen. 

He begins with us. 

He’s coming for the entire human race.

Be ready, brothers and sisters.

It’s us or them. 

My Heart Skips a Beat

I haven’t posted anything related to my writing for a long time, and I’ve been re-reading and re-editing some of my old-fics. 

So I decided to repost this one here… I mean, why not?

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Summary:

[Modern AU]

“I just don’t understand it Hiccup! Why didn’t I feel anything at all when he kissed me!” Astrid confided her best friend, feeling a little tipsy maybe drunk after a couple can of beer. Then out of impulse she grabbed her best friend by his shirt and kissed him. She didn’t expect to find what she was searching for.


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One of These Nights (7/?); jongyu; pg

Jinki knows that he’s gay. What he doesn’t know is how to handle a crush on someone as entwined in the music industry as he is.

part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5 - part 6

AO3 Mirror

Really sorry this has been such a long wait! My other wip has gotten far out of hand and is consuming my life, basically. Now jongyu get to shift from the is-he-gay-dance to the do-i-want-to-risk-my-friendship dance. Hope y’all enjoy! Things are going to move a bit faster after this one.

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Iris taking off the ring...

…may save Barry Allen

(‘Cause we know the show is really always about Barry Allen)

I know we’ve been talking about saving Iris West since the mid-season finale but the person who’s been losing his way since then is Barry Allen. He has been slowly losing who he is because he doesn’t want to lose the person he loves the most.

He loves being a CSI, but he thinks about compromising it.

He contemplates letting a criminal go free, an action that violates the oath he took as a CSI/Law Enforcement agent. Iris tells him he can’t and he finds another way.

He thinks about compromising his values.

He contemplates killing Grodd which goes against his moral fiber/his humanity. (I guess we just forget about Atom Smasher and Sand Demon in S2). Iris tells him her life isn’t worth losing his humanity and he finds another way.

He ignores a West tradition

He has such tunnel vision that he doesn’t ask Joe for permission/his blessing. This is a red flag because there is no reason for him not to. He knows Joe has this expectation since Joe told him many times how he asked Francine’s dad. It’s also apparent that Iris supports this expectation. He knows that Eddie asked. Iris doesn’t supposedly die until May so he has time. He had to go get the ring. It’s not like Joe was away on a business trip or something. So what happened? If Barry Allen wasn’t spiraling down a slope of desperation he would have taken the time to ask for Joe’s blessing as a sign of respect. Iris knows this.

He proposed out of fear and hid important info

What’s interesting to me is that when Iris finds out about the ring she says: “we weren’t engaged yet.” She says “yet” which means either they have talked about marriage or, at the very least, SHE was fully expecting that an engagement was the next step in their relationship. We all know HE wants this next step. A proposal was in the near future. And so he could have handled this differently. He could have been honest with her. But he chose to hide the fact that she didn’t have a ring on that night. By the way Barry reacts to Wally outing him, we know that Barry knew this wasn’t the way to propose. And this was the last straw for Iris.

So Iris did the right thing. She’s not just looking at the proposal, but a pattern of behaviors that clearly indicate that Barry is willing to do ANYTHING to save her. He is willing to compromise the oath he took as a CSI, his humanity and what it means to be The Flash, and his close relationships - all the things that make him who he is.

He is so desperate to save her that he’s losing himself.

Her words - telling him he can’t let criminals go free and that he can’t kill - didn’t stop the downward spiral. And so taking off the ring is (hopefully) a wake up call to Barry. Iris lets him know that she doesn’t want a future built on fear and desperation no matter how much they love each other. He loses her, in a way, and this may be the very thing that saves him.

anonymous asked:

hey I haven't eaten anything in 3 days and yesterday has been the last day so I ate dinner and I have actually lost weight. today I'm planning on not eating then tomorrow I'll eat again so basicly I was thinking about eating a day and a day not. do you think this is a good idea? and how much weight will I lose? I'm 170cm 60kg

No this is a terrible thing to be doing. You’re destroying your metabolism, please stop this cycle and just eat clean and exercise. Losing weight isn’t worth destroying your body. Please talk to a doctor about how you can properly lose weight. They will be able to tell you how much you can/should lose and how to do so without destroying your body. 

Please don’t take this advice lightly. Your metabolism isn’t the only thing at stake here.  

Here are a few (but not limited too) things that may and will happen if you continue down this path:

- Mood swings and/or depression

- Thinking will become harder over time because youre starving your brain

- (if youre a female) could lose your period and destroy your chances of fertility

- Chronic Constipation, your digestive track works slowly resulting in not being able to poop as often and being bloated more often and for longer periods of time

- sleeping will become harder 

- MALNUTRITION !!!!

- Slow metabolism (will make it harder to lose weight later)

-  Under active thyroid hormone (causes hair loss/shuts down sex hormones/stress hormones rise)

- Low blood sugar

Some healthy ways to lose weight:

- instead of snacking on chips snack on fruit! any kind any amount

- feeling hungry? GREAT eat all the vegs you want. Google how to stir fry or just get a $3 bag of frozen vegs and go insane with the amount of possibilities (i love making stuffed peppers w/ quinoa yumm)

- replace sugary/diet drinks with water (if you dont like the plainess of water add a lemon!)

- Eat whole foods!! seriously this helps so much, eating less processed and more whole foods helps your body in so many ways

- Exercise but don’t over exercise!! your body needs to rest so it can heal and you can achieve more the next time you exercise

- Calories are not the all and end all of losing weight. 400 cals of fruits/vegs will benefit weight loss where as 400 cals of Doritos will not help at all lol.


Conclusion: 

I’m sorry if this isn’t what you were looking for but it is the truth. IT IS OKAY TO EAT, AND YOU SHOULD. Just make healthy choices and you will lose weight.

Please talk to a doctor about healthy ways to lose weight and/or tone your body and tbh you’re already at a good weight. If you want to tone up great! but please try to get off of this path of self destruction. You’re life is worth more then this. Losing weight this way isn’t worth all the side effects and long term damage it can cause. I only typed all this out because I care. I care about you and your health. I hope you can make the right decision and start off on the right path soon. Take care <3 

The things is… humans are walking imperfections existing within the planet. Our minds are always processing new moments, past situations and future desires. We are always evolving. We are never the same person as yesterday, and the potential of who we are in the next moment stays elusive. We are bound to hurt each other. We are bound to disagree. We are also bound to love each other and cooperate. We have to choose what we want in our life. What is worth losing and what is worth holding on too. What is trivial and what holds unwavering importance. If we are to cooperate and love each other we need to understand not only our needs, but each other’s needs. We have to be able to apply sensible interactions for a sensible outcome. We have to devote our passion to what we want to achieve. We have to be considerate. Harmony won’t exist with out intention and effort. Get to the root of your distress and ask yourself if it’s really worth your time. Keep it simple…
—  s.f.

stayinyourlehane  asked:

I just finished your latest fic. I have to be up in three hours but reading The Flower Of Life was worth losing sleep! I loved how you continued the story. I know you're probably not going to write anymore of this world so I'll ask. Do you think Dan and Phil plan to get back at Theos? I think they should throw a prank at him but it doesn't have to be mean. Anyways I loved this and you're writing is truly wonderful. So thank you for blessing us with your gift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you so much!! i’m so happy you liked it! I think that they would probably do a prank on Theos, but i think that they’d just really enjoy like. being gross and making out in front of him or something. 

Oh, I’m in love, can you believe it? For so long I was alone, not that I can’t survive living on my own, it’s just that life loses its worth when all that you are and all that you will ever be are limited to yourself and what little your family and friends know about you. The only person who would ever truly know you is yourself and the thought makes you bitter, it makes you lonely and it makes you beg for something, someone to learn about you and all the things you know about yourself or, better yet, to learn all the things that you didn’t know about yourself. That’s what she did, she laid out everything that defined me, she exposed me, she saw the things I didn’t want to see about myself and she said that it was good and she loved it, and she loved me. She confused me, she challenged me, she made me scared and uncomfortable but, more than that, she made me love myself. At least, that’s what she did when I still had her, so take care of her ok? She’s everything you could’ve dreamed of. She’s punny, she’s awkward, she fidgets and she’s very insecure and she’ll do everything to try and look pretty for you but please tell her for me that she’s already pretty, tell her that she’s already beautiful. And tell her that you love her, every single chance you get ‘cause you don’t know when you’re going to lose her. Because when you do you’ll realize that no matter how many times you’ve said it, you haven’t said it enough.
—  Me (JNH). This is our story. This is where our hopes were kept. In the pages of my journal. In the writings of my heart.
Post-Fall Hannibal

This meta is inspired by amarriageoftrueminds‘s post (x), which is wonderful and non-rambly and doesn’t need my novella length nonsense tacked onto it…but here it goes.

I must be just the worst kind of person, because whenever I’ve contemplated Hannibal’s reaction post-fall, the question for me is not “can Hannibal forgive Will?” it’s “can Hannibal believe will?” Lemme ‘splain…

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Ahsoka Tano

I’m starting a new Tumblr project for the Star Wars fangirl rebellion of 2015 (viva la fangirl revolution), and I’ve decided to break down, analyze, and explain the roles of the strong female characters of Clone Wars and Rebels and explain why they are empowering and inspirational to those who may not see why.

I figured I should start with none other than Ahsoka Tano, since she is my all time favorite character, and this will serve as my main contribution for Ahsoka Lives Day.

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leia’s fic recs || olicity (arrow)

title: i want you close, i want you (i won’t treat you like you’re typical) / part 1 of the if i were a better man series

summary: [pre-island au] when oliver queen meets felicity smoak, he’s a billionaire playboy who likes the challenge. but she’s not interested in being a notch on his bedpost and he has to decide if the life he leads is worth losing someone remarkable as her.