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Zersetzung - Wikipedia

Tactics employed under Zersetzung generally involved the disruption of the victim’s private or family life. This often included psychological attacks, such as breaking into homes and subtly manipulating the contents, in a form of gaslighting – moving furniture, altering the timing of an alarm, removing pictures from walls or replacing one variety of tea with another. Other practices included property damage, sabotage of cars, purposely incorrect medical treatment, smear campaigns including sending falsified compromising photos or documents to the victim’s family, denunciation, provocation, psychological warfare, psychological subversion, wiretapping, bugging, mysterious phone calls or unnecessary deliveries, even including sending a vibrator to a target’s wife.

Returning items from the trash to the home, releasing mice or poisonous snakes (especially those whose poison works on contact and need not be injected) in walls or basements and alluding to topics referenced in tapped phone conversations is also popular, as is filling both the salt and pepper shakers with ‘pepper’; (in a controlled or export economy, as in times of economic hardship generally, ersatz pepper is typically made of sawdust-type substitutes such as bark or for example ’winter pepper’; see especially ’witzpulver’ but also ’monk’s pepper’). Usually, victims had no idea that the Stasi were responsible and indeed, it is probable that they not always were. Many thought that they were losing their minds, and mental breakdowns and suicide could result. The 'dissolution’ is likely at least occasionally intended to carry the same connotation as in such uses as ’dissolution of marriage,’ 'breakdown of the traditional family unit,’ etc. It should perhaps be noted further that no one had a monopoly on monitoring communications, whether in East Germany or anywhere else.

Man East Germany was great, guys

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They’re called the Mothers of the Movement. We often hear about those killed by senseless violence — but we rarely hear about the families the victims leave behind. Frankly, the Mothers of the Movement would rather just be moms.

visit weareheremovement.com/mothers | follow @the-movemnt

Shout out to the verbally abused kids who are told it doesn’t count because there are no bruises.
Shout out to the abused kids who aren’t taken seriously because they were acting up/asking for it/there are no marks to ‘prove’ it.
Shout out to the manipulated kids whose parents guilt them into thinking they deserve those shitty words and actions they get.
Shout out to everyone and anyone who is abused or has been abused.
You are strong and wonderful and I hope that one day you can get away and be happy and have the life you want.
No one deserves that kind of treatment. I love you.

You work for a powerful mob boss, and you know for a fact that whenever he whacks someone he sends anonymous flowers to the victim’s family. One day, you get a call from your wife thanking you for the beautiful flowers. Before you can tell her you didn’t send any, there’s a knock at the door.

Just Like Me Series Summary

Just Like Me Series. Stiles/Derek. Teen. 

Stiles, Derek, and their FBI team are called in to hunt for a serial killer. While in Portland, the bonds of the team are tested as relationships change and one of their own becomes the killer’s next target.

Sooner or Later. #1 Stiles and his team are called in to help catch a serial killer hunting around the Pacific Northwest. Stiles becomes obsessed, and Derek keeps him grounded. [01/10/17]  For @shealwaysreads 

Better Safe than Sorry. #2 Stiles, Derek, and Isaac check out the area where Paige Krasikeva was likely kidnapped by their perp. [01/11/17]  For @sterekseason 

Open Your Eyes. #3 Stiles and Derek get some new information Danny before going back to the hotel to get some rest and review case files. [01/12/17]  For @im-a-feather-in-the-wind 

Nothing But Trouble. #4 Stiles gets Boyd’s assistance with his theory about the killer the team’s hunting. Then he has to deal with a suspicious Derek, a sleazy Matt, an annoyed Allison, and a relieved Jordan. [01/13/17] For @eeyore9990 

Me Too. #5 It’s been three days since Paige disappeared, and Stiles knows they’re running out of time. Still, he and Derek somehow manage to steal a personal moment together before they’re forced to get back to work. [01/14/17]  For @loveactually-rps 

Countdown. #6 Paige has been missing for three days. The team is on a countdown, but Stiles is finally ready to share his theory and put his plan into action. [01/15/17] For alexanderhal

Just Getting Started #7 Stiles and the team are in place and ready to carry out the plan. It’s time to catch a killer. [01/15/17]  For @allirica

We’re Family Here. #8 The team goes out for pancakes to celebrate another killer caught, and Stiles kisses Derek because that’s a thing he gets to do now that they’re together. [01/15/17]  For @cobrilee​ 

“San Diego, CA (September 21, 2016) – IDW Publishing, with the support of DC Entertainment, will honor the victims of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub tragedy by publishing LOVE IS LOVE, an anthology graphic novel curated by writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, WONDER WOMAN ’77). In the wake of this devastating event, Andreyko assembled a group of fellow comic book creators to contribute to the benefit project. Andreyko received an overwhelming response across the comic book community and beyond, with over 200 writers and artists lending their talents to LOVE IS LOVE, a collection of over 100 short graphic stories. All material has been donated by the writers, artists, and editors, with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families via EQUALITY FLORIDA.

LOVE IS LOVE will debut in comic book shops and bookstores this December. The anthology graphic novel is a 144-page love letter to the LGBTQ community containing moving and heartfelt stories—some using iconic DC characters—from some of the greatest talent in comics, including Phil Jimenez, Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Steven Orlando, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier, and many more to be announced.

“When tragedy happens, art responds. And after the Pulse massacre, the comics community responded quickly, decisively, and with open hearts,” said project organizer and writer Andreyko. “I could not be more proud of this book, or to be a member of the comics community. The talent and emotion on every page is staggering. LOVE IS LOVE mourns the 49 lost, honors the survivors, and celebrates love in all forms.”

“When Marc brought this project to me, there was no hesitation about us getting involved,” said IDW Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall. “To echo Marc’s sentiments, we are proud of the hard work and talent that has gone into this project and to be involved in any way to support the survivors and their families in the face of tragedy.”

“We’re deeply thankful to all the participants who donated their work to LOVE IS LOVE,” said Sarah Gaydos, Group Editor for IDW Publishing. “The outpouring of emotion from their work honors the LGBTQ community, and helps express the grief we’re all feeling.”

“Marc’s heartfelt passion for this cause and this project has inspired everyone involved in LOVE IS LOVE,” explains Jamie Rich, Group Editor of DC’s Vertigo imprint. “As an editor on the book, I continue to be moved every day by the expressions of hope and love the contributors have put forth, and can only imagine the profound impact the book will have on readers, as well.”

The contributors behind LOVE IS LOVE have banded together to send a powerful message through their art that they stand with the victims of this national tragedy. Help spread the love this December and become part of this historic comics event.”

Some Thoughts on Lars, his family, and his relationship with Sadie

This is Lars’s house. His parents are very into handmade crafts they saw on Pinterest. On the other hand, the room they let their son stay in still looks like and has the objects of an attic (Christmas lights, boxes, coats). Knowing Lars, he probably didn’t want knick-knacks and rainbows in his room.

His parents clearly care about him, though. They don’t suppress his personality. His mother even bought him the heart plugs. 

I feel their family is one that’s stopped being on the same page some time ago. It’s a sharp contrast to Sour Cream’s family, who regularly communicates even though they don’t always agree. Lars’s family doesn’t seem to engage with each other on a level that both parties are comfortable with or understand. Can you imagine the breakfast scene but with Lars sitting there instead of Steven?

His parents see Lars as the person Lars wants to be, not as the real Lars. They see the tough, cool guy. They believe this so much that they’re not surprised he’s breaking into people’s houses as a burglar.

Lars is starved for the affirmation of his peers. With parents who see their son in town and immediately saying, “Let’s follow him!” you can sort of see how most of his childhood was. And we look back at the handicrafts and the general aesthetic of his house and his parents and we know that’s not the image he himself wants to project.

I’m not defending Lars, just trying to explain why he doesn’t want people to know about his parents, and why we’ve never seen them before.Their personalities just clash, most families do. The problem here is that they’re not making efforts to reach each other, or those efforts are taken at face value. 

When Steven gave Lars’s parents the answer they wanted to hear, that was that. They didn’t question him or ask what was wrong or anything. In the same way, I can imagine that when Lars’s parents got him what he wanted, that was it as well. 

Because neither are terrible people. Lars’s parents are concerned enough to talk about his grades and his education after Lars moved out. They didn’t give him one shot and then leave him on his own. 

But what are their conversations like? His father remarks it’s great that Lars didn’t even swear this time. They both are incredibly surprised by how the conversation went.

His parents know him, but don’t know him well enough. I have friends, who will immediately lash out when their parents confront them with something they’ve done “wrong” or when it’s something they don’t want to do. They sort of clam up and just stop listening to anything, even reasonable things. And from experience, it’s because deep down, they know they’re not doing well. They’re upset with themselves but also don’t want to change

Lars knows his responsibilities and what he’s supposed to do for school, but did you see all those F’s? He’d have to change a lot about his habits and his lifestyle, and it frustrates him because he wants to do better but doesn’t want to make all those changes and everyone suddenly feels up on his case and he doesn’t know how to answer them because they’re right but he wants to put it away. 

The very intentional running sentence shows that approaching it the way, I think, most parents would approach it, “What on Earth happened? Is there something wrong at school?” would make him explode. It’s a personality thing. So they take the opposite direction. Someone like Lars probably acts like he doesn’t hear anything, and then fights about it, but when he’s alone these words weigh on him and he starts to feel bad for himself, and the cycle starts again.

In the show, who actually gets Lars to do things? His peers. The way his parents address Lars, talking about his education and his decisions don’t really matter to him, because he cares very little about himself. Time after time we see Lars pretending to be someone he’s not for the validation he gets from other people means way more. If his parents addressed him from an angle that involved peers, it may help a little more.

At his core, who was Lars? He was best friends with Ronaldo, until he started letting people’s opinions dictate whom he should be friends with. Sadie says it best when she called him out (as Steven) for acting completely different in public and in private. He’s not a terrible person, but he ends up doing terrible things for the sake of that validation.

Because Lars is short-tempered, impulsive, at times violent. He throws things and rips things up and yells a lot. But what’s he doing it all for? It’s when someone messes with how he wants to be perceived, and being cool is something he thinks he’s got down but doesn’t actually understand. He wants to be like the Cool Kids, and not care about anyone, except the Cool Kids care about their friends and family more than they’d like to admit.

Lars does all these things but he’s capable of a lot of good. Sadie points out in Joking Victim that when they played video games together, Lars brought her favourite food. That’s a thoughtful thing. And the events of Horror Club show that he’s not completely awful. 

He’s done a lot of mean things, though. This episode, for me, is only the start of addressing that. Because at the end, it seems as though it’s a good thing Lars is mean again. Everyone liked the new Lars better, but his meanness is validated because Sadie prefers the original Lars. I don’t think this is the case.

Taken with a grain of salt, the ending makes sense. It’s not that Lars should be mean. Sadie likes having a friend who is cynical, and complains, and makes use of dark humour. Just look at the kind of movies she watches, and how she says things like, “I’d rather have my organs pickled,” in the same way Lars says, “I’d rather eat poop.” They do have a lot in common in terms of interests and humour and stuff like that. So why aren’t they acting like it?

Someone asked me:

Anonymous said:
I don’t know if you’ve talked about this before, but how do you feel about Sadie and Lars relationship? To me they could work as friends, but they’ve both got a lot of growing to do before they approach anything resembling a romance. Because whenever they try, someone gets hurt. Sadie was willing to hold both Lars and Steven (a minor) on an island just so she could be with him and Lars was selfish enough to take advantage of Sadie and fake a back injury to sneak out of work. Sadie puts (cont.)

…way too much faith in him when he hurts her SO badly (I mean, she was crying really hard out of betrayal and anger when he went and did that sleezeball thing, and THEN to hang out with some other girl too?) but Sadie’s no angel either if she’s willing to KIDNAP people and strand them from friends, family, and supplies just for her own personal gain. But Steven Universe, for all their progress, is still doing the Good Girls Love Bad Boys trope that is so damn eye-rolling. Real life ain’t so.

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Finished reading Love is Love and it was 160 pages of love, laughter, but also sadness. But it left me feeling hopeful.
Link to the book

Love is Love https://www.amazon.com/dp/1631409395/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_vEFByb3W7M2CM

All proceeds go to the victims, survivors and families of the Orlando shooting.

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Love is Love

Publisher: IDW Publishing
(W) Phil Jimenez, Cat Staggs, Steve Orlando, Dennis Cowen, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Brian Michael Bendis, Emma Vicelli, Ed Luce, Kieron Gillen, Various (A) Phil Jimenez, Cat Staggs, Steve Orlando, Dennis Cowen, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Brian Michael Bendis, Emma Vicelli, Ed Luce, Kieron Gillen, Jay Edidin, Various (CA) Elsa Charretier

The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics - - mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world.
All material has been kindly donated, from the creative to the production, with ALL PROCEEDS going to the victims, survivors and their families via EQUALITY FLORIDA.
Be a part of an historic comics event! It doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is that you love.
•   Featuring an introduction by the project’s organizer, Marc Andreyko!
•   Featuring contributions from some of the biggest names in comics!

(Release date: 28th December 2016)

Just Getting Started (Stiles/Derek)

allirica said: Derek/Stiles + “use your words”

I hope you enjoy this! Part 7 of Just Like Me, and Fic #13 in my 2017 Prompt Challenge

The people reading this series are going to get a special gift today. I’ve finished writing it, so I decided to post the last two parts today. So you get three parts in one day, but it’s going to be complete! Thank you so much for the likes/reblogs/tags and the support for this one! I hope y’all enjoy “the reveal” in this part. Let me know if your theories were right!

Just Getting Started. Stiles/Derek. Teen. #7 in the Just Like Me series. Also on AO3.

Stiles and the team are in place and ready to carry out the plan. It’s time to catch a killer.

The team is in place. Everyone knows their expected role, and Stiles has total faith that the plan is going to be carried out exactly as discussed. Boyd took Erica and Isaac with him, staying low until they receive word from Danny that they can proceed. Allison, Jackson, and Derek are in the stairwell, ready to burst in as reinforcements if needed. Lydia, Danny, and Rafe are in a van down the street, focusing on communications and monitoring Stiles’ movements.

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Because it isn’t Always Love at First Sight

Summary:It takes six years for Phil to have a moment where he realises he’s fallen in love with Dan. (Or where Phil is demisexual)

Word Count: 3k

Warnings: handjobs, bath smut, swearing

A/N: Hey, so it’s been a while since I’ve posted a fic and rn I’m just trying to get back into it :)  This kinda feels like two oneshots that maybe shouldn’t be connected but I really wanted to write fluffy bath smut so this happened.  Also, I hope the ppl that prompted these things enjoy!! (this was supposed to be like 1k words rip me)


Everything is fine.  Everything is normal.  Their world is exactly the way it’s supposed to be, the way they want it to be, when all of a sudden it hits Phil like a load of bricks and he can’t stop himself from stumbling.  Because Phil realises that he’s fallen in love, fallen deeply into a lake where he’s drowning in the most wonderful feeling, and he’s absolutely and completely fucked.

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anonymous asked:

Why is Phil tweeting about the plushies when there was a terrorist attack in England today??

phil tweeted only around 20 minutes after the attack happened so there is a chance that he didn’t know much information about the situation yet. i’m glad that he responded to a tweet that addressed it very briefly and ofc i’m happy to know that him and dan are both safe considering they live in the area where the incident happened, but it’s important not to make the situation solely about dan and phil and focus on the victims and their families instead :(

I know there is a mafia!AU, but here’s an idea:

Newt as the boss of mafia.

Percival leads an investigation to catch Scamander, but the more facts he finds, the less he actually wants to see the man in prison.

Like, you know, that one politician that was killed last month by a Scamander family? Bloody rapist, had some  powerful friends and lots of money, bribed his way out of prison and threatened his victims and their families untill they backed off. And he’d gotten away with all that because there was “no evidence of his crimes”, of course.

And if you look close enough, you may see that Scamander kills no one, but those who deserve to die. On one hand, Percival can’t approve of his methods, because it’s against the law he vowed to protect, but on the other, if the law itself doesn’t works, someone has to do something, right?