we live in a world of fools

But like, i can’t really be the only one that considers “The Fortuneteller“ the second (or third)* most anti-kataang episode of the show?

(*Number one is without a doubt “The Ember Island Players“, number two or three, depending on my mood is “The Southern Raiders”)

Like, it’s an episode that dedicates 22 minutes and 43 seconds of it’s 22 minute and 59 second run-time to showing the audience how Aang’s crush is jut that: a crush.

It isn’t even subtle about it:

Her name is Meng, which is phonetically nearly identical to Aang, AS THE SHOW ACTUALLY TAKES TIME TO POINT OUT TO YOU (“That rhymes with Meng!“) and she’s two years younger then the object of her affection.


Like, it all but rubs in our faces how it’s superficial:

(It even plays the same music.)

Then it has them using the same technique in an attempt to flirt:

Meng: “Hey, Aang. Don’t you think that cloud looks like a flower?”

Aang: “Hey, Katara, don’t you think that cloud look like a flower?”

And getting dismissed.

Then the object of their affections shows complete and utter disinterest:

(Because, they aren’t actually interested at all.)

And so on.

And then this happens:

Meng: “You don’t like me, do you?”
Aang: “Of course I like you.“
Meng: “But not the way I like you.”
Aang: “Oh, I guess not.”
Meng: “It’s okay. It’s just really hard when you like someone, but they don’t think of you that way.”

Aang: “I know what you mean.”
Meng: “She’s beautiful, by the way.”
Aang: “Huh?”
Meng: “That Water Tribe girl. I can see why you like her so much. She’s sweet, she’s a bender and her hair seems so manageable.”

Aang: “Don’t worry. You’re going to meet a great guy who’s going to completely fall for you. I know it.”

And it’s just… such a GOOD and PURE scene? and such a good message to send to children? “You don’t like me the way i like you and, while it’s hard for me, that’s okay.“ What a wonderful thing to put in a children’s cartoon! Especially considering that we live in a world where “first-love-is-forever” is the norm.

I thought that those 16 seconds where Katara actually seems to consider him in a romantic light were there just so that they could milk the will-they-won’t-they for all it’s worth. I thought that there was just no way anyone could spend all that time telling one story, sending one message only to completely disregard it in the end. (aaand looooooool @mini-me what a fool i was, chakra opening rock anyone?)

Like, honestly, the first time i watched this episode I was completely convinced that this scene was foreshadowing the ultimate resolution of Aang’s crush on Katara: Aang realising that it’s one-sided and displaying emotional maturity and self-awareness. And giving his blessing for Katara to pursue other people.

Instead, the poor boy regresses completely, forces a kiss on her and is then rewarded for it by the narrative.

DannyMay Day Twenty one: Pain/Rest

…It’s finally over. Pariah is back in the sarcophagus of forever sleep, the town is out of the Ghost Zone and all the ghosts are back in their own lairs. He’s so exhausted not even his Ghost Sense could wake him from his slumber.

Even if the ghosts were inside his room watching.

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50 Things To Remember In Life

Dear Friend,

There are 365 days in a year
And you and I both know from many unfortunate personal experiences,
That not all of those days will be good.
For some, the majority of those days will be a breeze
For others, each day will be a trial.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is an interesting place.
I am here to give you a few reminders
To keep up with this trying world we live in.

1. Follow your own heart and dreams. Don’t ever let anyone else tell you what you can or can’t do.

2. If you want something enough, you will find a way to make it happen.

3. You will meet people who hate you, and you will meet people who love you, and you will meet people who you think love you. Don’t be fooled. Some people are just passing by in your story called life. They’re there to teach you something, so always be aware.

4. Always remember that bad things and situations you don’t like will end. It may take minutes, hours, days, or years, but never forget that they will end eventually. You can get through anything.

5. You are your own person, not anyone else’s. Don’t let people take control of you and change your beautiful self.

6. The people in your life who make you giggle and smile in the darkest of times are ones you need to keep with you forever. There is always the potential for hard times, and you’ll need someone to cheer you on.

7. You do not have to live up to any standards or expectations. Family and peers and society are constantly telling us that we have to be a certain way, or else we aren’t good enough. Tune out of that thinking and just be yourself. That’s the best thing you can be.

8. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Being out of the box can bring on so many amazing new opportunities you never even thought existed.

9. A lot is going to happen to you during your lifetime, so let yourself feel anything and everything. Always feel as much as you can. It makes you experience things at a higher level and you can say, “Yes I know this feeling. I’ve been here before.”

10. A good cry cleanses the heart and mind and soul.

11. Appreciate the small things. They can teach you to love and be at peace with everything around you.

12. It’s okay to take a break from everyday duties once in a while.

13. Travel whenever possible, it opens the mind. Go on adventures in new places and learn about the world. You will come back a new person.

14. Get up the courage to talk to strangers. That’s how you meet people. Who knows, the next person you meet could end up being your new best friend.

15. Stand in the rain and breathe in the wide open air and absorb everything you can about the earth.

16. Long walks are something that can clear the mind and resolve many issues.

17. It’s okay to lay in bed with a book all day.

18. Look out the window and watch the snow silently fall. It’s one of the most peaceful and relaxing things you can do.

19. Remember that everyone is living their very own life with their own problems, so always be kind and respect others.

20. Keep and open mind and listen to people’s thoughts. You might discover more than you think.

21. You are not defined by your weight or skin color or career or the number of friends you have or your grades in school or your decisions. You are so much more than that.

22. Everyone makes mistakes in life, so don’t judge a person based on their decisions.

23. Keep your own limits and morals. Don’t give them up for anyone.

24. Live a little. Be spontaneous and experience all that you possibly can.

25. Aim to live a life that you will be proud of and content with when you’re 90 years old.

26. Things in life will tear you down, but time heals everything.

27. Rumors don’t help anyone. Don’t start or spread them.

28. Your soulmate is out there in the world searching for you too. Don’t lose hope. You’ll find each other one day.

29. Treat yourself once in a while.

30. Random acts of kindness can make someone’s day and it can make you feel good too.

31. You’re going to have to work if you want to live a truly happy life. Don’t cheat or make someone else do the work for you. That will only make an unfulfilled and empty life for you in the end.

32. Be proud of everything you do.

33. Self love never hurt anyone.

34. Find things to look forward to. It will keep you excited and more hopeful for the bright future.

35. Leave a piece of you in every place you go and with every person you meet.

36. Always listen to people. Everyone just wants to be heard and understood and feel like they matter to someone.

37. Do what is best for you in the long run, even if it hurts at first.

38. Love with all your heart and soul at every opportunity.

39. Never settle for less. You deserve the best and whatever makes you truly happy.

40. Don’t feel bad if someone doesn’t like you. It’s their loss because they won’t get to experience your magnificent presence.

41. Never fear love. Love can make you grow and blossom and teach you so much. Don’t fear it, but proceed with caution. Broken hearts will heal with time, but they are never fun.

42. Dancing silly to your favorite songs will guarantee some giggles and smiles.

43. Always sing in the shower, and when you’re home alone, sing as loud as you can.

44. Put effort into everything you do. It makes it all worthwhile and you feel better about it in the end. You can reflect and say “Look at this. I’m proud.”

45. Exercise makes you feel good and you’ll feel accomplished too. Try it sometime.

46. You are beautiful exactly how you are. Don’t deny yourself of your own loveliness.

47. You may not be perfect, because no one is, but you’re hella radiant, which is near perfection.

48. To grow as a person and expand your mind and soul, learn at least one new thing everyday.

49. Don’t beat yourself up about things you have no control over.

50. Happiness is not a goal or a point on a map. It is a state of being that everyone deserves.

Now my friend, I hope you can carry these things with you in your heart
Because every time you are down
You can always get back up.
Every time you are afraid
The fear won’t last forever.
This world and the people in it may knock you down
But you need to keep getting back up.
You have to.
Live, live, live.
Live your dream life. Make things happen.
It will be hard and it may seem hopeless and pointless sometimes,
But just remember that things really do get better.
The world is a difficult place.
The world is a beautiful place.
But only if you believe it to be.

Don’t lose hope.
I love you.

Sincerely, Me.

—  s.h. (via evanescentbeings )

“Shh. John, listen. Do you hear that?”
“What? No, I don’t hear anything but the rain.”
“That’s it exactly. It’s coming down so hard, you can’t hear anything else.”
“…yes, so?”
“It’s like we’re alone for a minute. Just the two of us.”
“We are alone. That’s us, the two of us living here, alone.” 
“You know what I mean. It’s like it’s just the two of us here in the whole world.”
“Coming over all romantic, are you?”
“A bit. So what if I am?”
“Well, if you’re going to do that, you’d better come over here, then.”
“Oh, do you think so, Doctor Watson?”
“I most certainly do, Mr. Holmes. And a man would be a fool not to listen to his doctor.”

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Sentence Meme
  • “Cursed pirates sail these waters. You don’t want to bring them down on us now, do you?”
  • “Bad luck to be singing about pirates with us mired in this unnatural fog.”
  • “It’s bad luck to have a woman on board.”
  • “I think it’d be rather exciting to meet a pirate.”
  • “I intend to see to it that any man who wails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves—a short drop and a sudden stop.”
  • “You’re a pirate.”
  • “A fine gentleman, don’t you think? He fancies you, you know.”
  • “The blade is folded steel. That’s gold filigree laid into the handle.”
  • “I had a dream about you last night.”
  • “Apparently there’s some sort of high toned and fancy to do up at the fort, eh?”
  • “You’ve seen a ship with black sails that’s crewed by the damned and captured by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out?”
  • “I confess, it is my invention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder, and otherwise pilfer my weasely black heart out.”
  • “Pride of the king’s navy, you are.”
  • “Do you really intend to kill my rescuer?”
  • “You are without a doubt the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.”
  • “Pirate or not, this man saved my life.”
  • “One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.”
  • “I saved your life, you save mine, we’re square.”
  • “You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?”
  • “I make a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates.”
  • “Do you think this wise boy—crossing blades with a pirate?”
  • “I practice three hours a day so that when I meet a pirate, I can kill it.”
  • “He is a fine man, he’s what any woman should dream of marrying.”
  • “No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder.”
  • “Parley. I invoke the right of parley.”
  • “My sympathies, friend, you’ve no manner of luck at all.”
  • “The deepest circle of Hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.”
  • “You know nothing of Hell.”
  • “I’m disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Mean’s no.”
  • “You are not a military man, you are not a sailor.”
  • “You want to turn pirate yourself, is that it?”
  • “If you’re intending to brave all, hasten to her and so win fair lady’s heart, you’ll have to do it alone.”
  • “This is either madness or brilliance.”
  • “That is without doubt the worst pirate I have ever seen.”
  • “I’m not a simpleton. You knew my father.”
  • “My father was not a pirate.”
  • “That’s not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?”
  • “The only rules that really matter are these—what a man can do and what a man can’t do.”
  • “He’s not a man to suffer fools, nor strike a bargain with one.”
  • “Take what you can, give nothing back.”
  • “Any mortal that removes but a single piece from that stone chest shall be punished for eternity.”
  • “I hardly believe in ghost stories anymore.”
  • “All the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust.”
  • “We are cursed men.”
  • “Compelled by greed, we were, but now we are consumed by it.”
  • “We are not among the living and so we cannot die, but neither are we dead.”
  • “I feel nothing- not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea, nor the warmth of a woman’s touch.”
  • “You best start believing in ghost stories. You’re in one.”
  • “Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death?”
  • “It’s frightful bad luck to bring a woman aboard.”
  • “Puts a chill in the bones how many honest sailors have been claimed by this passage.”
  • “When a man is marooned he is give a pistol with a single shot.”
  • “Pirates code. Any man that falls behind is left behind.”
  • “No heroes amongst thieves, eh?”
  • “For having such a bleak outlook on pirates, you’re well on your way to becoming one.”
  • “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”
  • “Our salvation is nigh! Our torment is near at end.”
  • “Have I ever given you reason not to trust me?”
  • “Who among us has paid the blood sacrificed to the heathen gods?”
  • “Begun by blood, by blood undone.”
  • “What sort of a man trades a man’s life for a ship?”
  • “People are easy to search when they’re dead.”
  • “Stop blowing holes in me ship.”
  • “If any of you as much as thinks the word parley, I’ll have your guts for garters.”
  • “His blood runs in my veins.”
  • “That’s the second time I’ve had to watch that man sail away with my ship.”
  • “Welcome to the Caribbean, love.”
  • “You’ll be positively the most fearsome pirate in the Spanish main.”
  • “What a ship is, is freedom.”
  • “I’m not entirely sure that I’ve had enough rum to allow that kind of talk.”
  • “Why is the rum gone?”
  • “It is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels.”
  • “There’ll be no living with her after this.”
  • “I beg you, please do this. For me. As a wedding gift.”
  • “A wedding? I love weddings! Drinks all around!”
  • “You get to die for her, just like you promised.”
  • “You’ve been planning this from the beginning. Ever since you learned my name.”
  • “Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.”
  • “Me? I’m dishonest and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest.”
  • “Will it be two immortals locked in an epic battle until Judgment Day and trumpets sound?”
  • “Hang the code and hang the rules! They’re more like guidelines anyway.”
  • “I’m gonna teach you the meaning of pain.”
  • “Do you like pain? Try wearing a corset.”
  • “I feel…cold.”
  • “If you were waiting for the opportune moment…that was it.”
  • “They done what’s right by them. Can’t expect more than that.”
  • “For those crimes you have been sentenced to be, on this day hung by the neck until dead.”
  • “I should have told you every day from the moment I met you. I love you.”
  • “So this is where your heart truly lies, then?”
  • “I want you to know that I was rooting for you, mate.”
  • “Perhaps on the rare occasion pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course?”
  • “This is a beautiful sword. I would expect the man who made it to show the same care and devotion in every aspect of his life.”
  • “I think we can afford to give him one day’s head start.”
  • “So this is the path you’ve chosen, is it?”
  • “Now, bring me the horizon.”

The Magicians (show) sentence starters

season 1, part 2 of 3
episodes 6 through 9
75 starters
feel free to change gender pronouns
content warning: alcohol mention, cussing, drug mention, violence, sexual themes
[part 1]

  • “Okay, I take it back. Maybe this is a waste of your time.”
  • “That’s a pretty acrobatic form of denial.”
  • “I’m not done with you. Consider it a warning.”
  • “Please, don’t come back here again.”
  • “If I was you, I would be curious.”
  • “Hello? Is someone being creepy on purpose?”
  • “Secure the sacrifice!”
  • “Jesus, I’m not a virgin…”
  • “Wow, you’re really enjoying this, aren’t you?”
  • “I don’t even know what a chupacabra is.”
  • “I can already see we are immensely handicapped by your presence.”
  • “There’s a way. There’s always a way.”
  • “Oh, if you wanna insult me, you should try again.”
  • “If I had more, I’d give you more.”
  • “You ever want something so badly and then realize that it’s nothing like what you thought? And that maybe you are stupid for ever actually wanting it?”
  • “You look like your head’s about to pop off.”
  • “Celebrate the world you’re in, dummy.”
  • “_____, did you roofie me?”
  • “Can we skip down to where you realize you no makey magic here?”
  • “I am literally losing the will to live.”
  • “Look, talk to me. What’s going on?”
  • “Ask me something harder if you want us to get somewhere.”
  • “Ask me why I’m nice to you.”
  • “I had noticed you’re a tad brusque with everyone else.”
  • “I’m scared to tell you this, because it’s true. I’m falling in love with you.”
  • “I flirted with you that first day because you looked useful, and you were.”
  • “I’ve been using you this entire time.”
  • “I really didn’t see this coming.”
  • “I always hold back, _____. Every single day. I mean, I have no idea what I’m even capable of.”
  • “I don’t want to lose it… how it felt.”
  • “Sit. I do not ask and I do not order twice.”
  • “You think you know how to do this. I assure you, you do not.”
  • “A great magician is magic in his bones, blood, heart, and dick. Or lady parts. Whatever.”
  • “Why don’t you two just fuck?”
  • “Blood’s not gonna come out of that sweater. You should just throw it out.”
  • “Where you think you’re sticking that?”
  • “This magic gin better make us see unicorns that fart rainbows.”
  • “I don’t have to tell you anything.”
  • “You are lucky you’re pretty.”
  • “Why is your face making that face?”
  • “I’m going to go take a nap and pretend that this entire conversation never happened.”
  • “Can we just talk about this seriously for a second?”
  • “Are you in love with me?”
  • “Hell is real, and it smells like Axe Body Spray.”
  • “Leave before I start screaming.”
  • “You stay out of my ass and there’s no blood fued necessary on my end. But come after me, and I will kill you and everyone that you care about.”
  • “I made a horrible mistake asking you to help. Please, leave.”
  • “Maybe we just need to accept the world for what it actually is.”
  • “I hate magic.”
  • “I think about stabbing you all the time.”
  • “Please! You can’t keep doing this to me!”
  • “How is a voodoo doll supposed to help me?”
  • “What we love can be as important to us as our lives.”
  • “That’s kind of a personal question for two people who aren’t supposed to be in the same room.”
  • “Predictable’s not bad, _____.”
  • “Don’t bother with the performance.”
  • “I wouldn’t dream of fooling you.”
  • “You know I never wanted this. You forced my hand. I wish it could be any other way.”
  • “I don’t need to tell you how fucking pissed at you I am.”
  • “I don’t understand why we fell apart after being friends forever.”
  • “I’m working on forgiving you.”
  • “I’m going, and like it or not, _____, you should come.”
  • “_____, I’m stuck! Someone get me out of here!”
  • “This house is haunted as balls, is what that is.”
  • “Okay, this is a little kinky, even for me.”
  • “Some things just aren’t fair. We can’t make sense of them.”
  • “If the world goes after you, take it as a compliment.”
  • “What do you think redemption looks like, _____?”
  • “What if there really is a Hell and this takes me there?”
  • “Well, that bought us about ten minutes.”
  • “Let’s go dig up a dead body.”
  • “You can’t seriously be thinking of leaving them there.”
  • “This is exactly the kind of thing that we should be able to fix.”
  • “Life ain’t fair. Why in the high, holy fuck should death be any different?”
  • “Thinking that you can change anything… It’s such an act of monumental ego. I mean, who the fuck do you think you really are?”
Moonlight Reign (Ch. 1)

A/N: Okay, my first series (since Snowfall All Year is only a two parter I need to finish) I’ve been wanting to write a mafia!au for the longest time, and I am crazy late on the trend but fuck it. Hope y’all enjoy and give me some love!

Originally posted by myjaebutt

Pairing: Mafia boss! Yoongi x reader (hopefully it’ll stay that way)

Word count: 2.7k

Genre: Angst, fluff, maybe some smut

Summary: Some things in this world are dangerous, and you, him, and the world you once lived in that now belongs to him are just some of many you can’t be free from, but do you even want to be?

“It’s time to go now, y/n.” 

1, 2, 3, 4

“Five years after the fall of the underground power family, Moon Corporation, people still suspect an even more powerful company has taken their place since…”

1, 2, 3, 4

“The color red doesn’t suit this house well.”

1, 2, 3, 4

“The exposure beheld more answers than questions, but on the five-year anniversary of the suicidal explosion that killed the head, Mun Byungyeol and his daughter, the, as ordered to remain anonymous, green haired 13 year old. Colleagues mourn in secret and establishments fear an anniversary heist…”

1, 2, 3, 4

“Locals have several theories on the big conglomerate that now controls Seoul’s business, underground and above, with mafias and gangs running rampant, people fear the government is under their thumb as well…”

1, 2-

You inhaled deeply, as if just surfacing from the drowning body of water residing in your brain. Your fingers stilled from the tapping, a  desperate attempt to make you surface, a sorry technique therapy drilled into you.

Four was too perfect of a number for such an ugly world, a world you had to feign blind to now.

Your palms retracted from their firm placement on the wall you leaned on, relaxing you. Releasing your slightly curled fingers, you stifled a laugh at the desperate attempt to grasp onto something. 

Your little episode was finished as you settled your mind with the news continuing to drone on. Looking at the time, you decided it was time to get ready for your study session with Jungkook. 

Jungkook was a guy in the same university as you, he was older, but you were a year ahead, so you were in the same class. He was your neighbor in this adequate apartment complex that you kept via a crappy waitressing job. He was the regular party boy always at clubs and coming home at ungodly hours of the night. 

You weren’t exactly a social butterfly, so if you found one friend in Jungkook, you figured it wouldn’t be such a crime.

You faced the mirror, patting down your hair, “The green didn’t suit me well at all,” You mused, fixing your natural shade of hair, “Although the forest green was a nice shade on my skin.”

After gathering your study material, Jungkook knocked on your door and you studied like usual. He would always get distracted halfway through, though.“Why do you still have the news on?” 

You looked at the TV and shrugged.

“I guess I forgot,” You spoke, “Now what did you think this-”

“Mafias and gangs…” He mused, “Aren’t they the same?”

The pencil in your hand stilled. Absolutely not. Gangs were pawns, the mafias in this world were the players. As a little girl, that was the first thing you had learned, how to play chess outside a casual park bench, how to play chess crushing people in your hands as you moved them.

“Like I care.”

“You aren’t scared of these guys at all?”

“Failing class is scary, that,” You gestured to the TV, “Is a cheap haunted house in comparison to the hell of getting a D for my semester grade.”

Jungkook stifled a laugh, “I’m thanking every divine being if I pass, but it’s worth it as opposed to only studying and working.”

You rolled your eyes, “Sorry I’m not a child of the night.” Not anymore, at least.


A few days later exams went well for you, and you finished your semester and had a solid two months off. All was well and it was peaceful in the dead of night.Too bad your body rejected sleep.This week was a big week.


“Dad?” You whimpered as a strong hand patted your head to calm you, or soften the blow of what’s to come, “Tell me you didn’t.”

Mun Byungyeol was a rough man who took you in as a young child. His men killed your parents for revenge and a nearly-dead 3-year-old suffering from starvation and cigarette burns was found at the scene. Initially resistant to your arrival, he got right to training you to be the heiress to replace the heir he never received.

He may have been rough, but he was a caring dad, even if you had never been his priority.

Not unless you could be used as currency.

“Y/n, it’s time for us to go,” He sighed, “I let this greed consume me, and I’m afraid it’s begun eating me alive now.”

Your mind couldn’t comprehend his words. The news was drowning out the comfort he attempted to give you. “…such evidence is linking the Moon Corporation to heinous mafia activities painting them as a possible syndicate, but no arrests have been made or criminal investigation on Mun Byungyeol himself, but many workers are being targeted due to possible involvement…”

Everything was dying. All your training was never for anything but fuel for his greed. You should be angry, shocked, appalled, but you weren’t. He’s been cashing out for so long on the blood of his family and foes that you didn’t even flinch when he said it. You did, however, flinch when the whole world highlighted it.

“If I just cash out and retire, we could never live in peace,” He shook his head as he switched off the TV, “But Uncle Byungjoo has a plan that I think might just work, but you and I won’t meet for a few years-”

He was going to abandon it. Cash out one last time, and leave. You were too surprised, you had put an inkling of faith in his heart to love this empire, like a fool. Your eyes widened at the notion of him abandoning you too. All you knew was his presence. All you knew were your father figures, “But the empire-”

“We were never an empire,” His self-loathing clung to each word, “I treated this organization as a bank, a money maker, it was inevitable that the paper I cradled would catch fire.”

You didn’t scream, yell, or cry. At least you hadn’t, yet.“Then who will rule Seoul?” You wondered aloud.

“A real syndicate.”

“Who will stay with me?”

He smiled warmly at you for the third time in your life, “One day, a real human.


You woke up with a start from a bang on the door, but considering the 4 am hour, you chalked it up to city noise. Five years ago today, you saw the match light. In two days, it will have been five years ago you saw the flames engulf your home, your family, and everything you were. Each year, this week was chaos for the city of Seoul. Each day was accompanied by an event that slowly grew more and more above ground. It was almost mocking the past, the surfacing of dirty secrets. Secrets the world knew, but never wanted to see, cowards.

The new syndicate at the top of the kingdom was known as Bangtan to the underground scene, but with a “Group” tacked on after the ominous name, they were also the kings of the business world. They were much better at actually hiding their identities, hence why most average people assumed there was no such syndicate anymore or that the “law” took care of it. As if the “law” wasn’t under the thumb of the kings. 

The only reason you were aware of their presence was because getting out of the game was easy, but you could never fully burn the console.

Another bang on your door startled you out of your thoughts, “I knew I shouldn’t have let you go alone to the bar before such a big day- where are your keys?!” 

An unfamiliar voice spoke through your door.

“Ask, y/n,” Jungkook’s slurred voice rang out in a yell as you flinched at the volume, “Y/n! I need stitches!” 

This wasn’t the first time Jungkook was yelling outside your door, most likely bleeding on your doormat. You never really asked questions, you just patched him up and left him on your couch.

“Is this even your door?! Did you lead me to one of your whore’s places?!”

“Bangtan!” Jungkook chanted in response.

This made you huff as you hopped out of bed in your large t-shirt and shorts and ripped the door open. You were faced with a blonde haired man in a three-piece suit accompanied by a trashed Jungkook with a short, but deep, cut on the corner of his forehead. The blonde-haired handsome man stopped struggling with Jungkook as he looked at you with the most pristine judging face, “Look, just forget we were-”

“Y/n!” Jungkook cheered before he passed out.

“He lives next door,” You remarked flatly, “No, I’m not one of his whores, more like one of his classmates, but I’ve seen those lines get blurred with him a lot, so I understand the assumption,” You looked at his forehead again, “And he does need stitches.”

The man narrowed his eyes, “Do you usually play nurse for him?”

“Only when his blood is dripping on my doormat, for the third time this month,” You angled your head down for the man to see, “Bring him in, you aren’t the first friend of his I’ve met-”


“Anymore blood on that mat and I’m making you pay for it, now come on,” You snapped as he walked in and sat Jungkook in a chair around your table. You shut the door as you pulled your first aid kit out, “You have to sit him on the floor or the couch.”He complied to the couch, 

“Why does he-”

“When he wakes up, he attacks whoever is in front of him,” You spoke, preparing the needle and thread, “And I can’t stitch and hold him down at the table,” You explained, settling your knees to lock on both sides of Jungkook’s legs and your elbows pressing on his shoulders.

“Aren’t you scared he’ll hurt you?” The man asked as you began stitching.

You scoffed, “The only thing that scares me are failing grades.” You chuckled, “Plus Jungkook hurting me? Yeah, right. He has the fight of a peanut.”

Eventually, you just went on stitching in silence until the man broke the silence, “Who are you?” The man spoke mid-way through your stitching.

You paused for a moment, “Didn’t you hear Jungkook? I’m y/n, and who are you?”

“None of your concern,” He stated.“You’re bleeding on my hardwood floor, that has me pretty concerned.” You gestured to your hand to show him the small cut on his, “Concerned for my floor I mean.” You clarified, “The other two told me their first names at least.”

You thought back to the much pluckier and grateful Taehyung and Jimin as they smiled at you before taking Jungkook away.

He sighed, “Namjoon-”

You were tying the final knot when Jungkook snapped his eyes open. He immediately dove at you, pushing you to the floor, making the needle in your hand scratch your forearm before you threw it across the room to avoid the tempting notion of stabbing him with it. Namjoon was trying to find an opening to cut in between the struggling as Jungkook was sloppily throwing his fist down and you were moving your head to dodge each blow. Though his moves were sloppy, they were still fast, and Namjoon ended up watching in awe as you fearlessly slammed your forehead on his fresh stitches to make him stop to register the pain. You took advantage of the opening as you effortlessly pinned his arms down with your knees planted on his upper arms, “Jungkook!” You snapped as Namjoon watched his younger friend finally recognize you in his drunken haze.

“Y-Y/n?” He questioned, his tongue thick in his mouth, “You hurt my head- hey, you’re bleeding on my shirt!”

Your arm had a gash the length of a half ruler, it was shallow, but still dripping blood, but you didn’t flinch, “Wonder who made me hurt both my arm and their head, jackass,” You muttered, examining his stitches to make sure the impact didn’t affect the new suture, “And you got your blood on my doormat and my forehead, so let’s call it a draw.”

Namjoon was beginning to suspect you were more than a college student. With the sheer fearlessness and those fighting skills, you had to be something or someone who was anything but a regular student. Upon this realization, he then felt enormous regret wash over him for telling you his name. Yoongi would be livid if the empire was affected by Namjoon’s poor judgment, even in the most minuscule of ways. This string of thoughts prompted his mistake of grasping your wounded forearm to make you stand so he could properly question you. What he didn’t calculate in that movement was the fact that he grasped your fresh cut, which hurt like a bitch. This pain made you bring your other forearm to his neck, pressing firmly into his trachea as his back hit the wall with a bang, “Don’t ever manhandle a lady, Namjoon,” You seethed as you released him, “Care to explain yourself?” 

Namjoon regained his composure, impressed by your reaction time and ability to weaken his pride in such a short matter of seconds, “Who are you?” His tone was rougher in comparison to when he first asked the question.

“None of your concern,” You mocked, “Now take your sloppy friend, an alcohol pad and go-”

Your anger was cut short by a cloth that smelled an awful lot like chloroform engulfing your senses and releasing you from consciousness.

Hey guys! I made another quotes masterpost for more scientists! There were a lot I left out on the first masterpost so I compiled them all and put them here for your enjoyment! I hope you find them inspirational like I have.

Alan Turing

  • ”We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

W. Edwards Deming

  • “I am forever learning and changing.”
  • “Whenever there is fear, you will get wrong figures.”
  • “It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and then do your best.”
  • “All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.”
  • “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Orlando Aloysius Battista

  • “An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

William Osler

  • “We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.”
  • “The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.”
  • “To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.”
  • “The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.”
  • “Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.”

James D. Watson

  • “Our goal should be to understand our differences.”

E. O. Wilson

  • “Change will come slowly, across generations, because old beliefs die hard even when demonstrably false.”
  • “There is no better high than discovery.”
  • “You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.”

Ashley Montagu

  • “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”

Hans Selye

  • “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”
  • “If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.”

Margaret Mead

  • “I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.”
  • “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”
  • “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
  • “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
  • “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

Isaac Asimov

  • “I don’t expect to live forever, but I do intend to hang on as long as possible.”
  • “The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”
  • “Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance.”
  • “And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.”
  • “No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”
  • “Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.”
  • “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.”


  • “Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.”
  • “Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.”

Alexander Fleming

  • “One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.”

Benjamin Spock

  • “Happiness is mostly a by-product of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
  • “Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.”

Alfred Nobel

  • “Contentment is the only real wealth.”
  • “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”

Thomas Huxley

  • “Learn what is true in order to do what is right.”
  • “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
  • “The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.”
  • “There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.”
  • “It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.”
  • “The world is neither wise nor just, but it makes up for all its folly and injustice by being damnably sentimental.”
  • “Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.”
  • “Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a time to take one’s own way at all hazards.”
  • “The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.”
  • “The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.”

i know you believe that love can be disposable and replaceable. at times, you like to think that people who end up staying together forever is just pure luck. you may be right about that, considering the type of world we live in. sometimes, i share this perspective with you. sometimes, i can really convince myself that love might be a man-made thing. our parents taught us the exclusivity of it but never the adversity of it.

i have never witnessed my mother submit to a man. she’d walk away before they’d even get the chance to make a fool of her. she treated men like candy wrappers and shoe boxes. “never let them see you cry”, she always say. but, do you ever fill that void by avoiding the painful parts? do we really learn how to be who we are without shedding a few tears? i cling. i reach out. i beg. i suffer. i bleed for love. the very opposite of my mom. the opposite of you. even when circumstances and all roads lead me to believe that there’s no point. but, isn’t there a tiny little voice that’s asking what if it isn’t luck?

A Blind Path Home, part 10

Steve Rogers x Reader

A/N: I obviously took some liberties with the storyline, but I tried keeping it as true as possible to the canon history. No beta used this time around, so excuse my mistakes.
Summary: It started with a blind date. A date you had skipped out on, but fate had led you right to the man you stood up. Steve Rogers, a man small in stature but big in heart. A chance meeting set everything in motion, but decades later when he is unfrozen, he has been told you have died. But when a mission to retrieve Hydra plans turned up some interesting information, Steve’s left to wonder whether you are still alive. Or is this all just false hope?Part One   Part Two   Part Three Part Four   Part Five Part Six Part Seven Part Eight  Part Nine

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Rough translations of Owari no Seraph Chapter 58 PART 2

Page 19
Aoi: …Lord Kureto, this…
Kureto: …Do you need more?
Aoi: …Eh
Raimeki: I need more, all together around 10 more hours
Kureto: …Damn it, only 10 hours

Page 20
Aoi: Ehm…I
Raimeki: As it is, crush your love, if you don’t
Kureto: I will get captivated…you mean
Aoi:…Lord Kureto…I…ehm…I…
Kureto: Aoi
Aoi: Yeah, Yes!
Kureto: …this is my defeat, I lost the qualification to be king

Page 21
Kureto: I got possessed by a monster which transferred from Tenri
Aoi: Ah…tha…that…
Kureto: I cannot restrain myself.
If I cannot provide the right amount of desire, I will lose my body
Aoi: Desire…than the kiss….
I am truly sorry!! That I caused so much trouble in this situation

Page 22
Kureto: …There is a need to achieve the desire
Aoi: …Desire, desire…
…What, what should I do?
Kureto: …What should we do
…Ah shit, damn it
Aoi: …Lord Kureto

Page 23
Kureto: Aoi, I cannot trust it from now on. So I’m going to call that guy I can rely on
Aoi: …Just what
Raimeki: Aaah incredible. He provided me with so many desires.
Good Kureto, even if you can’t trust anyone, you want to believe in someone.
Ah, be more corrupted, yield under your weakness. Just put your cravings in your mouth ((to say his desires))

Page 24
Kureto: …Call Guren, and Shinya.
I’ll/We’ll rely on those guys

Page 25
Mika: …Yu-chan seems happy. What have those people did to you?
[The situation is getting worse and worse]

Page 26
Mika: [Revival of the dead] [The end of the world] [Ferid Bathory ] [And at last Ichinose Guren]…
[I could kill him now] [Will Yu-chan hate me if I kill him] [Even if he hates me, it shouldn’t concern me] [If my decision comes to late, Yu-chan will become the new Guren]
[Right now, I have to protect Yu-chan]

Page 27
Guren: …I know that you want to kill me
Yu: What
Mika wait, Guren has his own reasons…
Mika: Sorry Yu-chan

Page 28
Guren: Sorry to say but I won’t die
Mika: No, you will die here

Page 29
Guren: Kk
Yu: Mika stop!!!
Mika: Let me go!!
Yu: I won’t!!
Mika: Why are you protecting him!!
Yu: Because he’s our comrade!!Mika: …Tch

Page 30
Yu: Ah…
Mika: …Sorry, even if you hate me me, I couldn’t…
Guren: …Mahiru give me…
Mika: …Sword drink my…

Page 31
Mika: …Damn it, why
Yoichi: We…we should talk…
Mika: If you don’t step back, I’ll kill…
Yu: MIKA!!!

Page 32
Mika: …This is weird, Yu-chan
Why is everyone so happy after he came.
He is the one who brought the world to its end, right?
Because of him, we are living in this world!!

Page 33
Yu: Mika, you may know Guren not to…
Mika: If I would, I’d be manipulated. Laughing after all this happened, it seems that your all brainwashed…
Guren: He’s right. I’m doing many hideous things. If you want to, I’ll apologise
Mika: Stop with those lies, if you want to apologise just get lost. Stop fooling with Yu-chan
Yu: Mika

Page 34
Guren: If I could, I would do it, but it’s impossible.
I have things to do
Mika: GET LOST!!
Yu: Mika!!
Crowley: …Wow, the argument is heating up
[Let’s see, how long those feelings will rest inside him…]

Page 35
Narumi: We heard that from Ferid Bathory.
That the world ended, because the Lieutenant Colonel revived his friends
But also that they will live only for 10 years.
It’s already been 8 years
Including Shinya Hiiragi, the Lieutenant’s squad has now only 2 years left
It’s the work you have to do the maintaining the life of those?
No, the order of the story is wrong. Please answer this first.
To revive Hiiragi Shinya and the others, you let the world end. Right?
Guren: ……Right

Page 36
Narumi: Does that mean, if the Lieutenant hadn’t done that, the world would be the same as 8 years ago?
Guren: …There is no excuse (for that)
Narumi: What, was the world already doomed
Then there is no reason to blame the Lieutenant

Page 37
Mika: That has absolutely nothing to do with this
Guren: Right, I triggered it. That’s the truth, if I hadn’t done that, the chance of doding it would have been…
Shinoa: Zero
Then, who set that plan?

Page 38
Shinoa: It was the Hiiragi’s anyway.
The Lieutenant can’t resist the Hiiragis. Today or back in the days.
And furthermore, the person that controls the Hiiragi-Clan and whom my brother is desperately fighting-do you know abou that?
Guren: No
Shinoa: I can’t believe you

Page 39
Guren: I really don’t know
Narumi: Then, what are you doing/planning right now?
After associating with Ferid Bathory, for which reason are you moving?
Not knowing the person behind this and even causing the end of the world.
Mika: […You mustn’t ask that]
Narumi: There’s no way to pass without answering these questions.
Killing your comrades, what are your motives? Ichinose Guren
Mika: …You mustn’t ask that

Page 40
Yu: Please tell us Guren, after all we’re family, right? Just what are you doing?

Page 41
Guren: I will revive all the humans I killed and mankind and bring back everything to normal

Al Satterwhite     Hunter S. Thompson, Cozumel, Mexico     1974

“We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world, a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully.  We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts.  We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us. No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we’ll kill you. Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them.”  Hunter S. Thompson, “Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century”  2004

By this late point in the good Doctor’s life, his always snarky and hysterically ironic sense of humor had fled, replaced by anger, fear and clear-eyed bitterness at the role the United States played in the world.  We can only imagine how much more pointed a comment like this would have been had he decided to live on and had encountered Trumpworld.

Komm Susser Tod
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Komm Susser Tod

I know, I know I’ve let you down
I’ve been a fool to myself
I thought that I could
live for no one else

But now through all the hurt and pain
Its time for me to respect
the ones you love
mean more than anything.

So with sadness in my heart
I feel the best thing I could do
is end it all
and leave forever
whats done is done, it feels so bad
what once was happy now is sad
I’ll never love again
my world is ending

I wish that I could turn back time
‘cause now the guilt is all mine
can’t live without the trust from those you love.
I know we can’t forget the past
you can’t forget love and pride
because of that it’s killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down,
it all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down,
in my heart of hearts,
I know that I could never love again
I’ve lost everything
everything, everything
that matters to me,
matters in this world

I wish that I could turn back time
'cause now all the guilt is mine
can’t live without
the trust from those you love
I know we can’t forget the past
we can’t forget love and pride
because of that, its killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down
It all returns to nothing, it all comes
tumbling down, tumbling down,
tumbling down
it all returns to nothing, I just keep
letting me down, letting me down,
letting me down

Album #1

Album that reminds me of Dark, #1: Panic! at the Disco’s “Vices & Virtues”.

Album Playlist Link: (x)

Explanation: So, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the pure ‘aesthetic’ of the album. The classy / pop / sultry sound and poetic lyrics just give me his vibe. (I could on about the strings for ages but I will spear your time.) 

But the style of it all! The way the music flows with such a niche of personality. It’s just so fitting of Dark! You feel like withered black rose petals are left in a trial. You can just feel the darker undertones under the idea of romance.

Lyrical Examples:

1) The Ballad of Mona Lisa (x)

“A lonely speaker in a conversation, her words are swimming through his ears again. There’s nothing wrong with just a taste of what you paid for.” 

– “Say what you mean, tell me I’m right. And let the sun rain down on me. Give me a sign, I want to believe.”

– “He senses something, call it desperation. Another dollar, another day
And if she had the proper words to say, she would tell him; but she’d have nothing left to sell him.”

“I’d pay to see you frown.”

2) Let’s Kill Tonight (x)

– “If I retreat words, wars, and symphonies. Make room - we’re taking over here. You’re the galantine. Cold and alone - it suits you well. Won’t find me perching here again.”

– “May your feet serve you well, and the rest be sent to Hell! Where they always have belonged.”

– “Cold hearts brew colder songs.”

– “Fate will play us out, with a song of pure romance. Stomp your feet and clap your hands.”

3) Hurricane (x)

– “Are you worth your weight in gold? ‘Cause you’re behind my eyelids when I am all alone.”

– “Give me peace. Oh, kiss me!“

– “You’ll dance to anything! You’ll dance to anything!!”

– “Oh, I confess, I confess. In a room where I am blessed.”

– “And I believe that half the time, I am a wolf among the sheep gnawing at the wool over my eyes.”

– “Fix me or just conflict me, 'cause I’ll take anything!”

4) Memories (x)

– “When July became December their affection fought the cold. But they couldn’t quite remember what inspired them to go.”

– “And it was beautifully depressing, like a street car named Desire. They were fighting for their love that started growing tired.”

– “Then the smile had finally faded from the apple of their eye.”

5) Trade Mistakes (x)

– “Placing a smile at the perfect event gracing your skin with the side of my hand. If I ever leave I could learn to miss you but “Sentimental Boy” is my nom de plume.”

– “Let me save you, hold this rope and I’ll pull you in.”

– “I may never sleep tonight as long as you’re still burning bright. If I could trade mistakes for sheep count me away before you sleep. I’ll stay awake 'til I trade my mistakes or they fade away.”

– “I am an anchor, sinking her.”

6) Ready to Go [Get Me Out of My Mind] (x)

– “You’ve got these little things that you’ve been running from. You either love them or I guess you don’t. You’re such a pretty thing, to be running from anyone. A vision with nowhere to go.” 

– “I think I’m ready, I think. I know I’m ready, I know.”

7) Always (x)

– “When the world gets too heavy put it on my back, I will be your levy.”

– “I am a fly that is trapped in a web. But I am thinking that my spider’s dead.”

– “Oh, the castle’s under siege but the sign outside says, ‘Leave me alone’.”

8) The Calendar (x)

– “Only for you. Only for you.”

– “They said ‘If you don’t let it out you’re gonna let it eat you away’. I’d rather be a cannibal, baby; animals like me don’t talk anyway.”

– “Put another X on the calendar summer’s on its deathbed.”

– “And I meant everything I said that night, I will come back to life. The world may call it a second chance. But when I came back it was more of a relapse.”

9) Sarah Smiles (x)

– “I was fine, just a guy living on my own, waiting for the sky to fall. Then you called and changed it all, doll. Velvet lips and the eyes to pull me in, we both know you’d already win. Mm, you’re original sin.”

– “Does she know that my destiny lies with her? Oh, Sarah, are you saving me?”

– “You fooled me once with your eyes now, honey. You fooled me twice with your lies.”

10) Nearly Witches [Ever Since We Met…] (x)

Mod: The whole fucking song, just the whole song. I removed most of my choices as it was the entire song. I keep the foremost Dark like.

– “My wing tips waltz across naive wood floors, they creak innocently down the stairs.”

– “My percussive feet serve cobweb headaches.”

– “Here I am composing a burlesque out of where they rest their necks. Sunken in their splintered cradles and ramshackle heads. They asked for it.”

– “You have set your heart on haunting me forever. From the start it’s never silent.”

11) Kaleidoscope Eyes (x)

– “I am a disappearing act done poorly but if I ever get it right, you will miss me sorely. I look like the cat that just ate the canary, coughing up feathers. There is a “get out of jail” card if I can think of something clever.”

– “I plead the fifth on all of this.”

– “My emerald city, downtown girl. In the sickness of you, I am just a white blood cell fighting like hell for you.”

– “Oh, I am just a crook, with no intent or stash, pour gasoline on the vault just to burn the cash. I swear to God, I would never heard a better sound coming out then when you are whimpering my name from your mouth.”

– “I have got an insatiable desire for your insides. It is undeniable, I will conspire and pull against your body tonight.”

12) Stall Me (x)

– “Fall to your knees and kiss the ring.”

– “A dark room in the wallflower garden of the party.”

– “You gave up on you and I gave up on me. Well, LOVE came along and said, “Leave them be”.”

13) Oh Glory [Demo] (x)

– “I can only hope it is true enough that every little thing I do for love. Redeems me from the moments I deem worthy of the worst things that I have done.”

– “Everything I promised everyone I would be; well I just ain’t.”

– “Lately it seems like everybody is sick everybody is dying … and only my heart knows my head is lying, lying.”

– “Take a breath to notice I am between every little piece of thread and memories that constitute your dreams.”

14) I Wanna Be Free (x)

– “The beat goes dry, and the spirit dies.”

– “Everything seems to be estranged when you’re alone.”

15) Turn Off the Lights (x)

– “I got so sick of being on my own now the devil will not leave me alone.”

– “Our consciences are always so much heavier than our egos.”

– “So I’m taking every chance I got, like the man I know I’m not.”

– “I need a little sympathy to disarm my insecurities.”

– “So shoot a star on the boulevard tonight.”

– “Turn off the lights, turn out the lights. Turn on the show for me tonight.”

16) Bittersweet (x)

– “I’m just setting, I’m just setting a trap.”

– “So many places that you might say I’ve seen it all.”

– “Everything I do is bittersweet. You could tell me secrets that I’ll probably repeat. I’m not trying to hurt you, I just love to speak.”

– “All that hate is gonna burn you up, it keeps me warm at night.”

“It’s such a mystery why you’re here (but I can’t live without you).”


“ we’re assassins and we follow a creed, aye. ”
“ everything is permitted? i like the sound of that. ”
“ you parrot the words, but you do not understand them. ”
“ are you not wanted by your wives and families and countrymen? ”
“ the damage you caused six years ago has not been undone. ”
“ i’m not an easy man / woman to call a friend, am i? ”
“ for years i’ve been rushing around, taking whatever i fancied. ”
“ there’s not a man or woman that i love left standing beside me. ”
“ in a world without gold, we might have been heroes! ”
“ for if nothing is true, then why believe anything? ”
“ if everything is permitted… why not chase every desire? ”
“ if a man plays the fool, then it’s only fools he’ll persuade. ”
“ we had here a rare opportunity; a chance to take something. ”
“ the world owes us nothing more than this. ”
“ i have been among you six weeks, and in that time I have adopted your outlook. ”
“ jesus! you’ve lost your head, man! ”
“ you and your bloody fairy stories got us into this mess. ”
“ maybe you just don’t have the stones to live with no regrets. ”
“ don’t save me a spot in hell. i ain’t coming soon. ”
“ i would profit better by using your organs for chum and your bones for char! ”
“ what is the appeal of a creed if it does not yoke all men to like behaviour? ”
“ an old wolf like me deserves every ounce of blood he draws. ”
“ i won’t begrudge you the state of yours. ”
“ caution’s nothing without charisma! ”
unpopular opinion: why severus snape is among the best characters in harry potter

hey! so recently i’ve seen a lot of extreme discourse on severus snape on tumblr, which i suppose, considering the character, is inevitable. i mean, to many, he’s quite a ‘grey’ character. i wanted to pitch in my own two cents.

what are my aforementioned two cents? well, i think severus snape is one of the best character’s in the harry potter series. but unlike a lot of my fellow snape fans, i can back up that claim with substantial evidence.

i’ll set a brief premise, though. one main reason why severus snape is viewed unfavorably is because, quite honestly, that’s how he is written until the chapter “the prince’s tale”. jkr deliberately paints him as a villain (with the greasy hair and seemingly-malicious intent), so that the final reveal is even more shocking. so disregard all the glances that harry interprets are evil, or how he is described as looking. go by the facts, only.

firstly, he was just as brave, if not braver, than the trio. this claim may sound preposterous, but hear me out. it takes guts to stand up to an oppressive regime outright, but it takes even more to do so undercover. severus snape spent around a decade pretending to be a death eater, even though he was now thoroughly disillusioned with what they stood for, and he played his part well. for merlin’s sake, he fooled the best legillimens in the world - the dark lord! he spent years in a profession he didn’t like, put up with people he hated, and risked his life day in and day out for the exact same cause that the order of the phoenix fought for!

secondly, he had a miserable childhood. living in an abusive household like the one he lived in (bc let’s be real, we know that tobias snape wasn’t a kind father) couldn’t have helped him, and his school days weren’t much better. the only person who was really kind to him was lily, and bullying has a terrible mental effect on a person - of course he would go to the death eaters for solace and company. he takes solace in his skill in the dark arts and in potions, and he spends so long being manipulated by dumbledore. it’s incredible how he manages to still be so strong and brave, but he does.

thirdly, he was so incredibly loyal. there are two main cases to this - let’s start with the less weighty one: dumbledore. snape was obviously blown away when he overheard that lily potter was to be killed, and immediately told dumbledore, in the hopes of saving his childhood love. so dumbledore requested something of him, something that snape did until the day he died. 

“In — in return?” Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, “Anything.”

dumbledore asked for something no one else would dare to do - to spy on voldemort. and snape delivers.

and here’s the most important point: everything he did was for the sake of his lost love, lily evans. indeed, this is inarguably the romantic highlight of the books. severus snape fell in love with his childhood friend, lily, the only person who was ever truly kind to this outcast. but she ended up scorning him for someone she hated, someone she knew tormented severus - james potter. it would be so easy for severus to turn his back on her for this, but he doesn’t - lily’s safety is still his number one priority. he keeps fighting for her, both in hogwarts and later in life. especially after when he finds out that she is to be killed, he immediately goes to dumbledore.

“You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down — kill them all —”

he’s frantic, and absolutely petrified of his love dying. and he promises to do anything necessary to prevent this. and when lily does die, snape is absolutely distraught, and spends the rest of his life protecting her legacy and protecting her son. he doesn’t forget her - how else could his patronus be a doe? he loves - not loved, loves - her so much that he is willing to put his own life at risk even though he knows she will never return his love.

this is pretty brief, that’s why i believe severus snape is an amazing character who deserves so much more credit than the fandom gives him. i’m not saying this is the final word on this - everyone is entitled to their opinions - but this is what i think.

We witches have lived in your fantasies for generations–foolish fantasies of your own creation. Witches garbed in terrible apparel, who curse and kill innocents with cruel rituals. They use merciless spells to burn green fields and freeze your warm hometowns… How boring.

Do you breathe sighs of relief because the fearsome witch of your imagination is on your side? Which of us is the one that dreams, fantasy upon fantasy?

Reality is not so sweet. Reality is never so sweet. So run, fools, into your fantasies. In the fevered world of your imagination will I dance for you! The witch of terror shall dance through all of eternity. You and I together will create the ultimate fantasy. In it even life and death are but an exquisite dream. Eternal be the witch and the fantasy! Eternal be Galbadia, her slave!

…Oh yes, an evil witch needs a sacrifice and a cruel ritual.

—  Edea Kramer, Final Fantasy VIII ‘Ascension’ Speech (Japanese Translation)

A Single Man (2009) sentence starters

  •  For the past eight months, waking up has actually hurt.
  •  Only fools greet the day with a smile.
  •  Looking in the mirror, staring back at me isn’t so much a face as the expression of a predicament. 
  •  Then again, my heart has been broken.
  •  You’re the one always saying we’re invisible.
  •  For the first time in my life I can’t see my future.
  • There’s been a car accident.
  • You forgot to take the bread out of the freezer this morning.
  • You look awful, what have you been doing?
  • I find them staring at me in a kind of bovine stupor as if I were lecturing in a foreign language.
  • Remind me why we shouldn’t all just be annihilated?
  • You seem to think this is all a joke.
  • If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, then it’s not a world I want to live in.
  • Minority is only thought of as one when it constitutes some kind of threat to the majority, a real threat or an imagined one.
  • Fear is taking over our world.
  • Fear of things gets to me all the time, but you can’t talk about it with anyone, or you just sound like a fool.
  • I don’t think s/he’s afraid of anything.
  • How can you live in Los Angeles and be afraid of cars?
  • Do you ever get high?
  • You walked all the way down here just to talk to me?
  • What makes you think I’m spiritual?
  • I was just hoping that perhaps we could get together for a drink or something sometime. 
  • You haven’t slept with her, have you?
  • If you sleep with wo/men then why are you with me?
  • How can you be so sure of everything at your age?
  • He says you’re light in your loafers.
  • Sorry about the broken glass.
  • Could I have another cigarette?
  • Are you sure you don’t want to go for a drive?
  • You’re better than James Dean.
  • My mother says that lovers are like buses. You just have to wait a little while, and another one comes along.
  • What are you reading, anyway?
  • And what highbrow work of fiction might you be reading?
  • The dumbest creatures are always the happiest.
  • What could be better than being tucked up here with you?
  • I mean, if I died right now, it would be okay.
  • I can’t, I’m too old to get up.
  • Whenever you do something sweet you’re too ashamed to admit it.
  • I wouldn’t mind if ‘old’ didn’t exist, but I’m not sure ‘senior’ is what I’m aiming for either.
  • The other day at the car wash a young man looked me up and down and asked me if I was a natural blond/e.
  • Oh, we could always go back to London, the two of us.  
  • Don’t you ever miss this, what we could have been to each other?  
  • I suppose I’m just jealous you and I never had that kind of love.
  • You raise a child and love it, and then when they’re old enough, they just leave.
  • Feeling sorry for myself is definitely not one of my great pleasures.
  • I’ve done everything the way that I was supposed to, and all I have to keep me company is a bottle of gin.
  • I swear you really almost had me, and a tiny tear was beginning to form in the corner of my eye.
  • You are still breathtakingly beautiful, when you can be bothered to get up out of bed and stop whimpering about everything for five minutes.
  • If you’re so smart, why don’t you do something new with your life?
  • Can’t we just feel sorry for ourselves a little bit longer?
  • You never really did take me seriously, did you, [Name]?
  • You looked like you could use a friend.
  • I just needed to get out of the house. The lure of a cold beer got me.
  • I’m supposed to meet some friends, but I can’t find them.
  • One must always appreciate life’s little gifts.
  • So if the past doesn’t matter and the present is a total drag, what about the future?
  • Actually, I feel really alone most of the time.
  • I mean, we’re born alone, we die alone, and while we’re here we are absolutely, completely sealed in our own bodies.
  • We can only experience the outside world through our own slanted perception of it.
  • You know, the only thing that’s made the whole thing worthwhile has been those few times when I’ve been able to really, truly connect with another human being.
  • I had a hunch you might be a real romantic.
  • Everyone keeps telling you that when you’re older, that you’ll have all this experience, like it’s some great thing.
  • We’re invisible, don’t you know that?
  • They ought not to let you out on your own, you’re liable to get into real trouble.
  • I think we should get you out of those wet clothes.
  • I think what you really want to ask me is if we sleep together.
  • Sometimes I think I’m crazy because I see things so differently to everyone else.
  • I feel like I can talk to you.

Hiccstrid Week 2017

DAY 3: Favorite Hiccstrid Kiss – This was so hard to choose, so I chose all three RttE kisses, because I seriously can’t choose one from the other.


I swear… she had every nerve in my body tingling, had my heartbeat picking up dramatically, and my knees were probably quaking in excitement. She was… gods, she was moving closer now…

I leaned down, and our lips met. It was like fireworks exploded in my brain, while sweet music played in the background in harmony with the way we moved our lips- both cautious and gentle. I gave another shudder of joy and relief… it had finally happened. Man, I had dreamed of this moment for so long… and now, it was finally happening.

Her hands tightened around my fingers, and it was then that I realized I’d moved them to clasp her hands in my own. I held tight, pressing a bit closer before pulling back completely and breaking the kiss. Astrid’s gaze was light and hesitant, as though she was uncertain of what had just happened.

I sighed from the relief and thrill of it all, feeling my heartbeat return to normal as I smiled at her, she returning the gesture. I turned a bit, once again facing the sunset as she did the same, moving a bit closer till our legs were touching and her shoulder rested against my ribs. I lifted an arm, smiling to myself in disbelief as she allowed me to wrap my arm about her shoulders, pulling her even closer. I was on the way to fainting when she wrapped her arm around my back, returning the half-hug.

I stared off across the sea at the beautiful scenery before us, although I wasn’t really seeing any of it, for my mind was more focused on the blonde girl sitting beside me.

Was… what were we now? A- a couple…?


The words girlfriend tickled Hiccup’s tongue, urging him to try it out but he being much to shy to do so before his new… before Astrid. He bit his lip, going a bit rigid when Astrid sighed and leaned in even more, her head now resting comfortable against his shoulder.

We’ll figure it out later. Hiccup resolved, taking up the courage to tuck a finger on her chin and tilt her head, pressing his lips against hers once more. Again, tingles of joy and mere disbelief ran through him, but this time he didn’t daze out quite as much. He was now able to focus and kiss her back, enjoying every moment.

“We can’t take a chance on anyone doing anything different- including us!” I held out my hand, a little pang in my heart as I spoke the words. I- I didn’t want it like this… I want to be able to kiss her whenever, I want the gang to know, I want my Dad to know… and the thought of her leaving without a kiss was starting to throb painfully against my chest. 

Astrid stared at my hand for a moment, and I began to have a sinking feeling of despair in the pit of my stomach. Was holding hands even going to be forbidden?

She gripped my arm quickly, making me give a little jump of surprise. But she didn’t seem to notice for she dragged me closer, her other hand going up to cup my jaw as she firmly pressed her lips against mine. I just stood rigid for a second in surprise… then I melted into the kiss and hand hold, lifting my free and unoccupied hand to grab her arm.

She pulled away all too soon, giving me a smile before turning and heading towards Stormfly. I watched her go, grinning like a dazed fool while she climbed up into the saddle.

“You seriously thought I’d leave here with just a handshake?” she called out before the two took off, leaving me staring after them like the love-struck fool that I was.

Toothless trotted up, circling me while crooning words of question, probably wondering why in the world Astrid and I kept… well, pressing our mouths together. Poor dragon was probably quite befuddled by the whole situation.

“She’s something else, huh bud?” I said quietly, while Toothless just barked in reply. I swung my leg into the saddle and we took off in pursuit of my… of my girlfriend. 

I’d never felt so… so lost before…

Kneeling there watching the bubbling of the lava, where a living human being had just disappeared moments before… it sent a chill up my spine- one of grief and shock. I couldn’t believe what had just happened.

“Viggo… it didn’t have to end this way.” I whispered, slowly getting back to my feet, my eyes never leaving the pond of lava.

“Are… are you okay?” Astrid asked softly, coming up behind me.

“Yeah… I’ll be fine.” I replied dismally. 

Astrid shifted slightly, “It’s finally over…” I didn’t reply, thoughts still flipping through my brain. “It is over… right?” she asked again, voice tight and worried.

“Yeah… of course…” I turned away, finding myself unable to stand there any longer. It kept bringing… unpleasant thoughts. But… Viggo was finally gone… “Definitely.” I added firmly.

“I should’ve listened to you.” Astrid said, “You are our leader, and our relationship can’t get in the way of that. It won’t happen again.”

“Just promise me you won’t stop telling me what you’re thinking.” I said, “Astrid I rely on you… that’s what makes us… well, us!” I added the last part with a smile, finding my worries slowly drain away. Astrid was so good at doing that, at making me realize the more important things in life. “Deal?” I once again held out my hand, waiting for her to let a little tease slip, but all she did was clasp my hand in both of hers, pulling me closer.

“Deal.” She repeated, drawing my lips to hers. I was still surprised- a bit shocked even, because… well, the gang was standing right over there, but I didn’t hesitate to kiss her back, pulling back slightly so I could take the reigns of the kiss.

We pulled away, smiling at each other while the others gave little gasps from behind them. I turned to see Snotlout jump off Hookfang, looking amazed and excited.



“Everything!” Ruffnut finished with a little wave of her hands. Tuffnut looked confused as he held out his arms in gesture. “Wait- so does this mean you’re not dying?”

I blinked in confusion, but passed it off easily and turned back to my girl, smiling brightly. Hopefully- now that they knew- we could kiss more often in front of the others without worry.

I squeezed her hand a bit tighter, and she squeezed mine in return. 

The future awaited, and I was now certain that we’d make it every step of the way, as long as I had my dragon, girlfriend, and friends by my side.

Mean (Dean x Reader)

Mean (Dean x Reader)
Hey everyone! This part of Gabrielle’s Challenge. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to leave a request or any feedback!

You could feel the emptiness.

Feel everything shifting, sliding apart like an iceberg breaking in half.

Where there had once been warmth and love and laughter, there was simply silence, cold eyes, and familiarity.

It wasn’t the familiarity that most couples strived for, remaining in love as their actions became habitual and comfortable. It wasn’t the familiarity that replaced an adventurous, wild love with a settled down stable relationship.

It was a poisonous one that hung in the air between the two of you, making room for unfair actions and hurtful words to be passed because you both knew you’d end up in the same bed at the end of the day.

You were familiar to him and he was familiar to you.

He always had you to come home to, and vice versa.

Falling in love with Dean had been a terrifying ride. It was a slippery slope, one filled with rocks and trees that left multiple battle wounds on your once unmarred heart. You had known what you were up against.

Being in love with Dean was scarier than anything you ever fought or dealt with as a hunter. You weren’t just fighting the world. You were fighting him too.

Fighting every bad thought he had about himself, every single thing he had gone through. You were constantly battling his habits, holding onto that beautiful man with bloody fingers.

While falling in love with Dean was like sliding down a mountain, being in love with Dean was like fighting an uphill battle.

You knew he was slipping away. It was why you had followed him to the bar, trailing after him to see what he was up to.

Sometimes he needed to get away, needed time to himself and you understood that. Anyone in this life needed some type of outlet.

The aching in your heart is what had kicked you into action. Over the past few months, his touches had become cold and quick instead of lingering and affectionate, almost like he was obligated to do it. No longer did call you when he saw something you’d like or when he heard a song that reminded him of you.

He used to burst out laughing at all the goofy things you’d do, making Sammy smile at seeing his brother so happy.

Now he just rolled his eyes and walked away.

You remembered a time where he was unable to keep his hands off of you. Undressing you with his eyes from across the room, that gorgeous smirk and mischievous twinkle in his eyes causing your heart to race.

It was just a deed now. A chore for him. Something he had to do, so it was done quickly and sloppily before he rolled over to his side of the bed, asleep in minutes.

Things had changed.

So here you sat. In the parking lot of some bar in the middle of God knows where. Your eyes followed the man you loved as he sat at the bar, that smile you adored so much curling his lips as he talked with a beautiful woman. You could feel a heart string snap when he threw his head back, laughing at whatever she had said. You could hear that laugh in your head, one that filled your veins with heat and made you smile. Now it just made you feel sick.

When his hand slid to her thigh, the unaware woman leaning into him, whispering something, you knew what was about to happen. You had seen that same look many times, but it had been directed towards you in the past.

You couldn’t be here anymore. You felt like you were suffocating.

You had known better.

You shook your head as you threw the truck, that you had thankfully held onto, into reverse, heading back to the hotel. There was no way in hell you’d be able to sit there and watch that woman climb into Baby. You weren’t about to let this ruin you.

The door to the motel room creaked open, Dean walking in quietly, probably in hopes that you weren’t still awake.

You had been sitting in a chair for the past couple hours, hands shaking slightly at what was coming. Your truck already had the few belongings you owned loaded into it, and you had slipped a note into Sammy’s room, telling him how much you loved him and would hopefully see him soon.

Dean was pulling his belt out of the loops from his jeans when he froze, hearing your voice.

“Was she any good?”

Before he said anything he sat at the edge of the bed, unlacing and pulling his boots off, eyes trained on the floor. “What’re you talking about, (Y/N)?” His voice was gruff and dismissive, ice seeping into your veins. “You know who I’m talking about Dean.” One thing that Dean had once loved about you was that you were stubborn, persistent, always ready to go toe-to-toe with him. Now he was resenting that characteristic. “I’m going to bed.” Once he started towards the bathroom, you stood up.

“You didn’t answer me.”

Something in Dean switched. His muscles tensed and he froze in the middle of the room. “I don’t need this.” He snarled at you, and you knew what it was lurking behind those words. Guilt. That was all the validation you had needed. But his words sparked a fire in you, and it had consumed everything. The calm you had worked so hard to keep had disappeared without a trace.

“You don’t need this?!?” The words came out in a roar. “I know you’ve gone through shit, Dean. But that doesn’t give you a hall pass to pretend like I’m just another one nightstand following you around!” Your voice shook with barely contained wrath, and he leveled you with a glare.

“I don’t have to pretend. That’s what you are.”

The words cut through you like a knife. “Excuse me?”

His emerald eyes were harder than the stone itself as he looked at you and for once you could feel your steel walls warping, melting under his stare.

“You were a mistake, (Y/N). I didn’t want things to be different because we live together. You’re not important to me. I can’t keep pretending you are.” His words were blunt, nearly knocking the air out of you. Your heart was crumbling, but you knew he was lying.

“Bullshit Dean. You can fool everyone else, but you can’t fool me. Don’t you forget that I know you better than anyone in this whole damn world.” Your voice kept raising, arm gesturing wildly to the space around you. “You’re pushing me away for some reason. I know you! So don’t even try to pretend like I didn’t mean anything. Don’t even try.” Your voice cracked, traitorous tears dripping down your reddened cheeks.

You could see Dean breaking, his fists clenching and unclenching, his jaw strong and pronounced. Silence filled the air for several minutes.

The bitter laugh that hit your ears surprised you, because it had come from your own mouth.

“So that’s it.”

You looked at the floor, shaking your head as you spoke the words before your eyes found his. His gaze was soft, betraying his physical stance. You could see it, his expression pleading with you.

Please don’t do this.

You did this. Congratulations Dean Winchester.” The smile that took your face was watery and broken. Normally you were so strong, but the emotional abuse had broken you down over those past few months.

You couldn’t do this anymore. You couldn’t keep waking up, feeling him next to you, knowing he was really thousands of miles away.

“I love you more than anything. I always will. But you finally won. That-” your finger pointed in the direction of the door he had come through “-was it. I can’t keep letting you chip away at my heart. Sooner or later I’ll have nothing left.” The voice that had moments ago been filled with rage was soft, as if it was explaining something to a child.

It took everything in you to contain the sob that threatened to force its way out of your throat.

“Goodbye Dean.”

He didn’t stop you as you left the room, climbing into your truck, taking off in whatever direction seemed right.

Your knuckles were white as you gripped the wheel, glancing in the rear view mirror. He wasn’t there. You didn’t expect him to be.

You knew why you had stayed for so long. You were afraid to be alone. Both of you were. You had nowhere to go.

The only home you knew was still standing in the middle of that hotel room.