war is necessary

Somewhat important to the Naruto fandom

Hello everyone, I don’t usually make these sort of posts, but I feel like it can have a bit of a positive impact.

So somewhat recently, I posted a drawing of Naruto rejecting Hinata with a sassy line while drinking starbucks. I drew this because I love the idea of sassy Naruto, not to seriously upset people. It was clearly drawn as a joke, but here is an example of it being taken too seriously.

I want to say that we can respond to these hateful message with hopeful ones that could possibly change a person’s approach to a view that doesn’t match their own. Try to give a sense of respect.

Two days later

Unfortunately, this is the message I got back…

Quite an insulting and disrespectful response…

One that decides to bring in another commenter who simply wrote how they liked my drawing.

My response to this

I sort of snapped at this person, but I felt it necessary.

Listen guys, whatever fandom you are in, there is no need to go out of your way to try and insult another human being. Insulting the character? Fine. A person? Not fine.

Try to reblog this to spread this message please

THE PHANTOM MENACE SENTENCE STARTERS

  • “ i have a bad feeling about this. ”
  • “ i don’t sense anything. ”
  • “ the negotiations will be short. ”
  • “ offhand, i’d say this mission is past the negotiation stage. ”
  • “ you were right about one thing, ____ , the negotiations were short. ”
  • “ at last we’re getting results. ”
  • “ again you come before me, ____. ”
  • “ you will not be pleased when you hear what i have to say, ____. ”
  • “ we will see. ”
  • “ we must continue to rely on negotiation. ”
  • “ how can we negotiate ?
  • “ we must defend ourselves. ”
  • “ this is a dangerous situation, _____. ”
  • “ i will not condone a course of action that will lead us to war. ”
  • “ that won’t be necessary. ”
  • “ you hear that ? that is the sound of a thousand terrible things headed this way. ”
  • “ we must warn them !
  • “ thank you for your help. ”
  • “ there’s always a bigger fish. ”
  • “ relax. ”
  • “ you overdid it. ”
  • “ this is not good !
  • “ drop your weapons !
  • “ i said: drop your weapons !
  • “ i will not co-operate. ”
  • “ in time, their suffering will persuade you to our point of view. ”
  • “ your negotiations seem to have failed, _____. ”
  • “ the negotiations never took place. ”
  • “ that won’t be a problem. ”
  • “ under the circumstances, i suggest you come to ____ with me. ”
  • “ my place is with my people. ”
  • “ they will kill you if you stay. ”
  • “ either choice presents great risk to all of us. ”
  • “ i’ll take care of that. ”
  • “ it’s risky, but there’s no alternative. ”
  • “ we should not have made this bargain. ”
  • “ you must trust my judgment, ____. ”
  • “ how did you end up here with us ?
  • “ i feel it also, ____. ”
  • “ this is not a good idea. stay close to me. ”
  • “ are you an angel ?
  • “ how do you know so much ?
  • “ this is a strange world to me. ”
  • “ yeah, it’d be a pity if you had to pay for me. ”
  • “ fear attracts the fearful. ”
  • “ what if it is true, and the people are dying ?
  • “ the biggest problem in the universe is that no one helps each other. ”
  • “ you assume too much. ”
  • “ ____ will not approve.”
  • “ ____ doesn’t need to know. ”
  • “ well, i don’t approve. ”
  • “ i will watch over him/her/them. you have my word. ”
  • “ will you be alright ?
  • “ he/she/they was/were in my life for such a short time.,, ”
  • “ will i ever see you again ?
  • “ what does your heart tell you ?
  • “ be brave, and don’t look back. ”
  • “ it’ll bring you good fortune. ”
  • “ what options do we have ?
  • “ i wish i had your confidence in this, ____. ”
  • “ i will not defer !
  • “ i will do what i must. ”
  • “ i sense much fear in you. ”
  • “ please, ____, stay here, where it’s safe. ”
  • “ ____ is dangerous. they all sense it. why can’t you ?
  • “ i promise you, i will not let that happen. ”
  • “ i’m not sure what you hope to accomplish by this. ”
  • “ i am sorry for my deception, but under the circumstances it has become necessary to protect myself. ”
  • “ if we do not act quickly, all will be lost forever. ”
  • “ i ask you to help us. no, i beg you to help us. ”
  • “ be patient. let them make the first move. ”
  • “ it is so good to see you again. ”
  • “ it’s good to be home. ”
Have another of my founders headcanons

In relation to this post

OKAY, SO. LET’S HAVE A TALK ABOUT HELGA HUFFLEPUFF. BECAUSE. I HAVE SO MANY THINGS TO SAY.

Here’s the thing; in my head, Helga Hufflepuff has always been a soldier. Yes, she’s kind and fair, but she also knows when a good hex or a punch in the face is the only solution. This does not happen often. She’s friendly and accepting and patient. But when someone threatens her friends, or her family, or her students, that someone better be prepared to have her wand aimed at them. Or better yet, a sword. Use what you know and all that, and while she’s great with her hexes and curses and even some charms used in a way her old mentor would definitely not have approved of, there’s just something incredibly satisfying in meeting someone sword to sword. She and Godric spars every now and then, though it’s clear he’s more of a dueler than a soldier. But Helga. Helga joined the war when she was 15, and she never regretted it. It was grueling, and it was painful, and she watched so many of her companions fall. But she joined for a reason – to protect (her family, her little nephews and nieces and all the children of her village) and to, one day, try and change the world enough that war wouldn’t be necessary. She fought for years, rising in rank as fewer and fewer of her friends were left, and she refused to give up. This was for the children. This was for the future.

When she was 23, she became general. And at 24, the war finally ended. And then she had to find something else to do.

She went back to her village, to the little houses and fields and her family. And for a while she was content, but not for long. She wanted to do something, because that was the reason she joined the war in the first place. For change. She wanted peace, and quiet, and a place to call home. But when she had it, she realized she only knew how to fight. And she was not going to accept that.

She went to find her old mentor, an aging wizard who kept forgetting his wand in odd places but who also knew a lot of spells and had more magical books than she had seen anywhere else in her life (later, when she met Rowena Ravenclaw and saw her collection, she would stare at it for ten minutes and then just go “nope” and walk out of the room). She asked him to teach her as much as he could. What he’d taught her before she left for the army was useful, but if she was gonna change the world she needed more.

He listened to her, listened to her reasons and her dreams and then he sat her down with a cup of tea and started talking about magical theory. Most of her went over her head. She listened anyway.  And she kept coming back. And when she realized how many children he’d helped out through the years (her among them), she asked him about that. He started spouting even more magical theory. And she kept listening. And when it was over and he said he couldn’t teach her anymore, she knew more about accidental magic and magical cores than she thought possible. And she was satisfied, because this was what she needed to know. Something that could help. Something that could change a life, or two, or a hundred, if you only had the people to teach it to. This was for the children. This was for the future.

And then she met two wizards and a witch, constantly bickering and joking and everything in between. And the wanted to start a magic school. Of course she went with them. It was the purpose she had been looking for. It was a way to do what she’d always dreamt of.

They started planning how to do it, and moved into Godric’s family castle up in Scotland. As they decided to split the students into four groups, Helga started to get irritated. She had spent half her life fighting a war, she knew that you couldn’t always get the brave or the smart or the cunning. You had to use the resources that were available. Anyone could become a good soldier (or student, she supposed) if they were trained properly. 

She was a general, and she’d take anyone who wanted to learn. She was a soldier, and she’d take anyone who would work hard, because that’s all you need to change the world. She was a 15 year old girl who joined the army, and she remembered what it was like when people judged you for your bravery, for your intelligence, for your strength. She was a 26 year old veteran, and she would punch anyone who said you couldn’t learn because of something as stupid as who you are. In the face. They’d deserve it, for implying that her students weren’t good enough.


@egdramaqueen I said it “needs a bit of polishing” which apparently means I sit here and write another 700 words into it in less than an hour, so here it is. I finished it.

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Only to come back….

                                      ….I´ll always come back to you

anonymous asked:

As a follow-up on the previous fill: now I'd really like to know more about the Goat Incident!

Previously on: The Goat Incident!

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“Eleanor, Bucky?” Bruce looked up hopefully.

Bucky nodded.  “I can’t say too much.  Highly classified wartime efforts.”

“-That was like eighty years ago!”  Tony protested.  

Bucky slid into the spot on the couch between Falsworth and Dugan, who seemed to smile even wider, seeing Barnes again.  Apparently, this was not their first reunion.  Tony made a mental note to get to the bottom of that another time.

“All I can disclose is-“

“—The goat headbutted a HYDRA operative in the stomach so hard he passed out.  It raised the alarm on the perimeter and when reinforcements were called in, they had a laugh at the guard’s expense and it kept attention away so we could slip in.” Falsworth smiled.

Dugan laughed.  “Sarge is right, though.  Dernier did try to lure the goat away when we left.” He sighed.  “She had gumption.” 

“That’s it?”  Tony felt a little depressed.  “That’s the Eleanor story?” 

“Well,” Falsworth grinned.  “Dernier didn’t just try, he succeeded.  He got the goat to follow us.”

Barnes, Dugan, and Steve were stifling laughter, now.  

“And the Colonel,” Falsworth continued, “He didn’t take too kindly to her.”

“That was mostly because of his hat, though.” Steve managed, strained.

“There was more than one Goat Incident?”  Bruce looked far too curious for Tony’s comfort, which was saying something.  

“Pal,” Bucky grinned, “every day was a Goat Incident until she was Honorably Discharged.”

“What?” Tony sputtered.  “You can Honorably Discharge a goat.”

“Turns out you can,” Dugan corrected, “Though the Colonel wasn’t happy about that, either.  It found one of Peggy’s shoes.  It was the only agreement we could come to.”  

ghost
is what they call you;
soldier
weapon
asset-

entropy
is what you are;
volatile
disorder
chaos

—  they should concede to call you Ares | s.m.

people who say “you cannot unequivocally hate the us military because it provides opportunities for poor people / lgbt people / women / people of color” sound exactly like the clinton cronies who claimed that despite clinton’s reputation as a bloodthirsty war-hawk, it was necessary to support her as the “lesser of two evils”. if you think the military or neoliberal politicians are “necessary evils” what you’re really saying is that you value american lives over international lives. and for people who claim to be “tolerant” and “progressive” and “pro-immigrant” that’s pretty contradictory, don’t you think? not to mention that those victimized american lives you keep throwing around as political pawns don’t actually gain anything when you use them as justification for imperialism. 

basicwolfiex  asked:

hi! I'm writing a story with the 'government keeps dark secrets from the people' trope, but I'm having trouble developing the political aspect of it, like the power balance of different classes of society and such. do you have any tips for me?

Hi!

Every governmental balance is messed up to some extent – no system of power is perfect, because corruption doesn’t lie in the government as a whole, but in the people in the government. That said, “corrupt government” can encompass a few things.

1. Propaganda.
“Propaganda” is defined as “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view”. That said, propaganda can be issued by way of political posters, spoken statements, or written articles. If you’re familiar with the concept of rhetoric from AP Language and Comp, propaganda is basically rhetoric (“language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience”), but not confined to words – it also uses pictures. For example, the “I WANT YOU” posters featuring Uncle Sam were World War Two propaganda – they were meant to show U.S. citizens that they were valuable to the war effort – not necessary (Uncle Sam said he wanted citizens, not needed), which could have incited feelings of guilt or resentment, but valued and important. It was also meant to bolster pride and determination – Uncle Sam’s stern face and stiff pointing finger were meant to imply that he held high expectations for you, but he felt you could meet them and possibly even exceed them. In fact, he almost looked similar to a father figure: stern but not angry, holding you to high expectations but not too high. (All of the observations are mine – this is simply my take on Uncle Sam.)

2. Class Systems
The most effective class system for an oppressive government is an abundance of poor people/people living in poverty, and a few people on top that hoard all the riches and fortune (there can also be a middle class – well-off but not rich – but they don’t necessarily matter). What this does is keep the people divided – the poor hate the rich because they have everything handed to them, and the rich hold the poor in contempt because they feel the poor should just “work harder”. If the people are divided, they won’t come together and defeat the system oppressing them all. (And anyways, the rich wouldn’t want to defeat anyone, because this system treats them well.)

3. Fear-mongering.
This point kind of piggybacks off the former point, but the government can also use fear-mongering to control the people and keep them under its thumb. They can fear-monger by claiming things are worse than they are (for example, if war is happening, they can say that their armies are weak and require monetary donations), or by turning the classes against each other. Mainly when I think of the classes being at odds, I think of the government telling the rich that the poor are lazy, that the poor are criminals, that the poor hate them and want to steal their riches. This will cause the rich to fear the poor, and that my show itself as aggression.

4. Making things out to be better than they are.
The opposite of fear-mongering. If fear-mongering is the government telling people things are worse than they are, then the opposite is telling people things are better than they are (instead of “our armies are poor and need donations”, it would be “our armies are doing great!” even if they’re retreating and giving up territory to the enemy). That inspires a sense of patriotism and trust in the government (”the government has things all under control!”).

5. Giving no information at all, or at least as little as possible.
This necessitates people blindly trusting the government. Without any information, the public can’t fight. Knowledge is power, as they say.

I would also recommend you read 1984 by George Orwell – you’ll see a few of these tactics in action, and also learn more about others.

I hope this helps! If you need anything else, please feel free to ask. - @authors-haven