We’re kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position - it’s rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don’t teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say “Quick! Move on! Cheer up!” I’d like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word “happiness” and to replace it with the word “wholeness”. Ask yourself “is this contributing to my wholeness?” and if you’re having a bad day, it is.
—  Hugh Mackay

anonymous asked:

From Alara block to KTK block, the only real protagonist victory with no strings attached was RTR block. That's 1 in 7 blocks. Now we are about to have our third victory in a row. Even things that would have been consequences were undone, like Zendikar's land being healed as seen in Zendikar Resurgent and Sigarda completely replacing Avacyn. From a 14% rate of true victory to 100% is a pretty big change. I think it's safe to say that there's been a shift here. Let's hope it doesn't stay at 100%.

This is cherry-picking. You don’t get to play the “not true victory” card and ignore Emrakul sealing herself in the moon or (spoilers). If you want to think of it that way, the Weatherlight Saga was WAY worse in terms of the heroes always winning.

This is how it is: Trump gets sworn in January 20th. We’ve still got 2.5-ish months under the Obama Administration. Between now and then there’s the chance to make a media circus out of Donald Trump’s upcoming sexual assault trial, creating more friction between him and his party, giving us at least a little breathing room in congress. He’s appointing three new judges this term, so checks and balances (which weren’t really adjusted well for a two-party system) won’t be in good working condition for the Democrats (which counts third-party and non-voters and basically any minority because welcome to reality). 

So first thing: fight for that media circus. House reps will do ANYTHING for reelection. Friction within the party will force them to pick sides.

Second thing: VOTE IN 2018. Mid-term elections are a thing. ALL 435 SEATS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE CONTESTED. Go out and VOTE. We can win back the house. That’s one victory we sorely need. 33/100 SEATS OF SENATE WILL BE CONTESTED. We can win that back, too. 38 GOVERNORSHIPS WILL BE CONTESTED. If your county’s red, time to turn that around. VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH, 2018.

The clock is ticking guys.

My favourite Dr. Seuss messages

“You should try out new things!”

“Treat people equally, with respect, no matter their differences!”

“If nobody takes responsibility for their actions and we all take natural resources for granted, it would lead to ecological disaster.”

“The Cold War’s arm race is a futile conflict that would only lead to more pain and no victory for either side as we all risk global extinction.”

Victor Victorious

Can’t believe it’s been 10 episodes and it just occured to me that Victor’s surname is Nikiforov, which comes from the Greek name Νικηφόρος (Nikifóros) and means Bringer of Victory.

So his name is Victor Who Brings Victory or (loosely translated) Victor Victorious.

No wonder he was always a champion. This is character naming on a par with Remus Lupin.

“Victory Cheese!” 

ft. Phichit as the cameraman. to the instagram we go!

Did I mention I have fallen to this hell hole of a fandom. More like Victuuri Cheese rite HAHAHA I’m sorry I’ll stop.

EPISODE 6 ENDS ME. All those moves cough Giacometti’s butt tho cough and ost and these two just—-I’m so glad to be alive. 

Dialogue Prompts

Originally posted by pray-for-the-sun

Dialogue Prompts

1.   “I’m sorry. It’s just everytime you open your mouth, you seem to get even more annoying. Does it take effort to do that?”

2.   “Where did you learn to fight like that?” “Have you ever been to a concert before?”

3.   “Remember that time when I asked for your option?” “No” “ Yeah neither do I”

4.   “Wereyou born this stupid, or were you just dropped on your head one to many times as a child?”

5.   “Please tell me he isn’t doing his victory dance behind me”

6.   “We’re Americans, we have a tendency of going overboard and starting a revolution”

7.   “Can’t we just hug this out?”

8.   “Do you love me?” “Depends on how much food you brought me”

9.   “If your laptop and I were trapped in a housefire and you only had enough time to save one, who would you save?……..Are you seriously having to think about this!?”

10.   “No one likes your jokes” “What are you talking about, the old lady at the store said I was funny!”

11.   “It’s a good plan!…..Okay it’s half of an okay plan…..So it’s actually like a hopeful idea”

12.   “Shouldn’t you be at work?” “Shouldn’t you be out telling little kids that Santa Clause isn’t real”

13.   “Why can’t the world just chill for one second”

14.   “Let’s say, hypthetically of course, that I needed help hiding a body-” “Hold up let me get a shovel”

15.   “Is he always this rude?” “Only when he watches Gossip Girls”

16.   “How can you look so attrative while crying?”

17.   “Wow we are screwed” “Really, what could possibly make you say that?”

18.   “Please don’t leave me. I love you”

19.   “I trusted you”

20.   “You’re just going to turn your back on everyone, again” “It was a defensive habit, I didn’t mean to.”

21.   “I almost died!” “Death by a hamster, I would pay to see that”

22.   “Newt Scamander, wouldn’t treat me like this!” “Well Newt is a fictional character” “How dare you!”

23.   “Did you even sleep last night?” “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”

24.   “Pretty sure none of this was suppose to happen”

25.   “Don’t you dare die on me….We’re suppose to grow old together”

26.   “You are my sunshine….my only sunshine…I never told you….How much I love you.”

27.   “I’m not strong or brave, but I will fight for you”

28.   “This can’t be real”

29.   “How did you two become friends?” “I punched him in the face and he gave me a highfive” 

30.   “This is not what I envisioned when you said: wanna play a game.”

                   I’ll be here waiting for requests

Originally posted by drunkbroadway

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Clinton campaign manager John Podesta described several states as too close to call in the early hours of Wednesday, and Clinton would not be conceding.

“Let’s get those votes counted, and let’s bring this home,” Podesta told supporters at the official victory party in New York.

“We can wait a little longer, can’t we? They’re still counting votes, and every vote should count. ”

Podesta also told attendees of what the campaign had hoped would be a victory party to go home.

The crowd at the Javits center had already thinned out by the time Podesta took the stage. Their reactions through the night ranged from disbelief, worried, stunned to anguish. As the night wore on and the votes continued to pour in predominately for Trump, Clinton’s loyal supporters cried and hugged each other for moral support.

“Several states are too close to call, so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” he said.

You can follow our live updates here.


I sent 2,000 men to their graves today. The bards will sing songs of their sacrifice. Aye. But the dead won’t hear them. One victory does not make us conquerors. Did we free my father? Did we rescue my sisters from the Queen? Did we free the North from those who want us on our knees? This war is far from over.

and before ppl who aren’t from america pull that ‘lol america why did you vote him in!’ shit - WE didn’t. the people who would SUFFER because of him didn’t. this is a very close split of people in this nation. don’t come at this like we all gave trump a landslide victory, because WE didn’t. racists, misogynists, homophobes, transphobes & white supremacists did. 

have some fucking perspective & compassion before criticizing this election. it deserves to be criticized, but be aware of who’s responsible & to whom you’re speaking, because you’re probably going to be preaching to the goddamn choir

What’s really getting to me about this election - as someone who doesn’t actually live in the USA - is that a lot of Trump supporters both inside and outside the US were viewing it as a culmination of the political climate of the last three years. A referendum on whether or not Social Justice has pushed “too far”, “too fast”. And a lot of people now think that the answer was “yes”. And a disquieting portion of the mainstream media is (in a soft, cowardly, watered-down manner) agreeing, with all their think pieces about how ~liberals~ ~alienated~ ~poor white voters~ with all their smug and scary talk about “privilege”, “slavery” and “genocide”. 

“We weren’t nice enough,” they’re saying. “That’s why fascism won so many huge victories this year. Because we weren’t nice enough.”

It’s bullshit, and it’s fucking irresponsible to draw false-equivalencies between the racist rage that followed Trump and the online-Left’s newly articulated aggressive vigor. It’s not “reasonable” for people to lose their fucking minds and start supporting isolationist white nationalism just because they learned the truth about colonialism or heard a feminist say a video game was sexist. 

A word of caution to younger Americans for whom this is the first presidential election they were politically, socially and mentally aware enough to comprehend:

The early coverage on election night is likely to sound really intense and desperate and things might look really scary for your candidate, but most of that Drama is manufactured for the sake of ratings.

Some tips:
1. Pay attention to the percent of polling places reported in/percentage of votes tallied. Often they’re reporting on huge differences in position based on very little data.

2. Remember that five or more hours separate the first poll closing and the last. The United States covers a lot of time zones so we won’t have anything like a final call, barring a massive landslide victory, until close to midnight Eastern time.

3. The pundits are going to make all kinds of final-sounding and dire pronouncements, but they have to fill those five or more hours of ballot counting. It’s their job, and in their best interests, to keep coming up with things to say that will keep your hand off the remote control.

Be patient, don’t give in to the panic and stress they want you to feel.

My county tis of thee
 racism and bigotry
 for thee i weep
 land where my brothers died
land where my sisters cried
 from every mountainside, let freedom fall.
my native country, thee
 how could we let this be? thy war be waged
 I cry for all of them
 I weep for all our sins
 My heart be heavy now, god save us all.
let outrage fill the streets
 let our pain drive our need, for liberty
 From out the ashes we
 Shall rise for victory
 forgive us all