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“Oh Mutt darling, don’t even worry about Tank!  He wouldn’t hurt a fly–would you, big boy?”
“BI”    
“….Unless it landed on me, of course, then he would absolutely destroy it.”
“B)”

Mutt has never been the shortest girl in the room before, but hey.  Number One is 6′3 without her heels. ((Limousines have a certain amount of high-society pretention about them, even limousines belonging to the Duke.  ;)  Thus the evening wear haha)) ((I gotta figure out names for them they can’t just literally go by their car names.  Can they?)) ((CAN THEY?? 8I))

anonymous asked:

Have you and Erwin ever........ you know..............?

LETS PLAY THE 'YES' OR 'NO' GAME: 
Ask me questions and I'm only allowed to answer with 'Yes' or 'No'

  ☕—❝No.

   You’ve  got to find a better way to end your fucking life than asking me about this shit.

   Not that I’m under obligation to explain further, but let me shed a little more light on how asinine it is to even suspect something like that. Erwin Smith’s name is attached to the rank of Commander over the entire Survey Corps. Can you even fathom what sort of weight that is? An incomprehensible enemy blotting out the horizon, fatass merchant pigs, and greasy, corrupted politicians yammering in each ear, and a limited force of fragile human beings to counter all of that with - do you really think that Erwin had the luxury of time, health,  or opportunity for himself?

   That fool’s single-minded dedication began when he was a snot-nosed schoolboy. …and it’s no secret that he would have wanted a quiet family life for himself, instead. But he gave it all up, to do what he believed only he could, for knowledge, humanity, for whatever the hell he saw. Erwin… that man never kept anything for himself. Never took anything for himself. A stupidly selfless man.

  On that day, he even had the courage to let his dream go, too.  

  Right now, he’s an Admiral or some shit. Still living for anyone but himself. Someone like that, who gives himself away in so many directions - it’s unreasonable to expect that they would have anything left to share. And even if he did, by some ungodly stamina, have enough energy left for a close, intimate relationship, wouldn’t he prefer someone more like the woman he loved, before? Maybe he might find someone, again, if he’d ever pursue his own contentment. I doubt I’d ever know if he does fall in love, again, unless it finally pulls him out of the military… He really needs to retire, already. Shitty workaholic tyrant. 

  Erwin is someone I trust, implicitly. I’ve been through a lot with him. And I’ll continue to stay close to his vision. …but he’s also a shifty bastard. I never know what he’s really thinking. Sometimes I don’t even know what to call our relationship. It’s nothing as simple or tangible as physical entanglement. Hell even knows if that’s a good thing or not; by now, with everything we’ve seen and been through, I can’t imagine that we wouldn’t be shitty lovers for anyone.

   Tch, it’s not something I think about often.

          And it’s not a question I’ll entertain twice. So get lost, already.❞

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and like!!! if your blue diamond character is gonna be sympathetic why not have her literally be a better person than the other diamonds!! like maybe blue diamond is seen as weaker for mourning pink diamond which introduces the idea that she’s different from the other diamonds…. like maybe have her try to protest the shitty things the diamonds are doing but not be outspoken enough around the other diamonds to really do anything about it… like god the crystal gems allying themselves with a diamond who is genuinely a good person and sees the problems in what the others are doing would be a really interesting plot point?? blue diamond being like royalty going against whats basically her own “kingdom” behind the others’ backs and like. sneaking away to give the crystal gems information and the like?? 

like its not a perfect idea but fuck id rather see that than “yea shes a colonizer but uwuuwu shes also sad”

Y’all seem to think that ‘Respect’ing other human beings means simply being nice to them, accepting their views, and excusing their actions. But…?

Respecting a person as a PERSON means that you’re acknowledging that they exist. That’s it. Speaking about them, as if they are real. That’s what it means to respect a person as a person. You can disagree and downright condemn a person’s beliefs while still acknowledging that they are a person. Because we, as people, are perfectly capable of doing terrible things and still being people. We’re capable of bad, just like we’re capable of good. The point of respecting a person as a PERSON is not accepting their views. It is not sympathizing with them. It is not giving them the benefit of the doubt. And it is not allowing them to continue to hurt you or your people without consequence. It is not excusing them. It is not surrender. 

Respecting a person is realizing that they are still a person saying these terrible things. Not excusing, forgiving, approving, or supporting these terrible things and ideas, but knowing that it was a human itself behind these actions. A person is not suddenly subhuman just because they have terrible ideologies. They’re still a person. Because people do and can have terrible, unforgivable beliefs. And do do unthinkable things. But respecting them as a person is not forgetting that they’re a human. You’re not fighting a monster (Though, a monster in this context would of course be the harmful ideals spread, and the stigma that it both caused and was generated from. Etc.) But you’re fighting another human being.

Now, this by no means should ever weaken your resolve to fight and rise against ideas, campaigns, people that seek to degrade you and oppress you and make “jokes” (can you tell that I literally do not support Felix worth a damn.) at the expense of your suffering. If anything, I feel as if viewing them as a person (read: not forgiving or excusing them. But acknowledging that they are a person.) can only strengthen your fight. The second you fight as if you’re fighting a human being, is the moment that people around you begin to understand why you’re fighting and gain the will to fight themselves. Because they’re humans too. 

People on this site are so quick to completely forget the humanity of the other people on this site over something as remedial as shipping Peridot with Lapis over Amethyst. Do not weaken your own arguments, your own voices, and your own points by dropping your voice as if it were to regard and speak to subhumans. 

Do not let the forces you fight drop your battle from your own hands. You hold it firmly, back straight, and presented at the human being that pushed you, and didn’t expect you to push back. Make them realize that they are not subhuman. Let them know that you, as a human being, are speaking to them, as a human being, on a battle field that they do not want to to be leveled and fair. Let them know that they are not subhuman, even if their beliefs are garbage. Let them know, they’re not lesser as people. 

But as a human being, their actions are unacceptable. And inhuman. Allow them the privilege to feel ashamed. Do not give them the idea that, as a ‘subhuman’, these actions are expected and allowed of them. Let them know that it’s wrong. Let them know.

And that you, as a human being, will not stand for it. 

Don’t excuse them. But see them for what they are.

Keep your vision clear, and your voice true. Know that you do not owe them kindness. But know the force that opposes you. 

Know them in a way that, in some cases, they will refuse to know you.

That’s how you win wars, my friends.

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