Understand that you can’t control God. God wasn’t nominated, He wasn’t appointed, He wasn’t elected; so He can’t be impeached and He will not be voted out of office. His reign is universal and His term is eternal. His platform has been predestined and His agenda is inevitable. God cannot be controlled and God cannot be labeled, He’s too big for that; so God’s not a Capitalist and He’s not a Socialist, and God’s not a Democrat and He’s not a Republican. Nobody gets to claim that. Everybody wants to say, ‘God’s on our side, God’s on our side.” God’s not on your side. You want to know whose side God is on? God is on God’s side. He is on His side and He doesn’t need us to make Him famous. He doesn’t need us to convince people that He’s creative and cool and somehow relevant. He’s God. You can’t control Him. You can’t label Him. You can’t confine Him. He sits enthroned in Heaven so you can’t restrain His will. You can’t restrict His power. You can’t limit his jurisdiction, the earth is his footstool. You can’t surprise God or catch him off guard or shock Him. After an election God has never said, ‘I didn’t see that coming.’ God has never said those words. After a Supreme Court decision God has never turned to the Holy Spirit and said, ‘What are we going to do? What are we going to do now?’ God does not work that way. God’s decisions do not get overturned. His Word is never overruled. He is above all. He is through all. He is in all. He is all-present. He is all-knowing. He is all-powerful. God moves kings and queens and entire nations like pawns on a chess board. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is our Father.
after the last thing i draw Jamie’s immediate response was “AU where instead of captain america for a retainer Elise has batman”
so here’s five million doodles of Gerome doing very important retainer duties for the little Nohrian princess, he takes his job increDIBLY seriously, thank you. Unlike the other royal sibs and their Awakening!retainers he is definitely the babysitter here, I bet he’d probably be like Jakob except not a butler and five times more straight-faced.
not to get all pretentious over some dumbass anime character but i just saw someone say “shinya didnt have it that bad, guren had it worse”
you look through any psychology textbook and it will tell you childhood is by far the most vulnerable stage in personality development. the most critical needs for a child is comfort and stability. two things that guren has, and shinya doesnt.
guren may get beat up, but hes always had a father that cares about him dearly, and two personal side chicks whose only purpose in life is to comfort/defend him. he has a place he can retreat into, so he was able to develop empathy and partnership ability, to the point where he constantly talks about friendship. gag. its implied that when he gets home sekae patches his wounds, and the girls cry over him about getting hurt. his living environment was fine.
shinyas parents sold him when he was five, and you can imply from the fact he was chosen from an “elite kindergarten” hes been training since practically birth. the next five years were spent constantly working and possibly killing other children with the threat of death hanging over his head. he didnt have a home or parents during those five years, nothing to retreat into, no one who cares about him. threats of violence is also a surefire way to fuck a kids head up.
from the beginning, his life has been completely unstable. its just an unending loop of “work or die, work or die, work or die”. in this state of living, the underdeveloped mind shuts down as a defence mechanism. the child becomes an island, void of anything but themselves. they never develop the capacity for sympathy, and their emotional response is deadened to keep them sane. its completely primal and the child turns into a shell whose only composition is the will to live, but nothing to live for.
im not even gonna go into how after that, he was forced to endure torture to make him resistant to brainwashing. how his new family wasnt an escape either, he constantly has to prove his worth to them too.
this is all prominant in the way shinya acts. the smiling. the lack of empathy. the competitiveness. the manipulation. the lack of self interest.
Hvitserk and Ubbe, the two oldest sons of Ragnar and Aslaug, we remember when they were young they almost committed suicide by jumping into the ice. They’ve always been close, and yet something happens which divides them dramatically. It’s something that’s such a big deal, certainly for Hvitserk, that he’s going to spend a long, long time trying to work out why he did he what he did and whose side he joined. So Hvitserk is a conflicted character and really interesting.
Feeling outcasted was an understatement, Kylo was well aware that the moment he was redeemed and decided to join his mother in helping save the galaxy, he would have to deal with a lot of side-eye and disrespect–no matter whose son he was. It felt like he was a kid all over again, feeling left out and pushed to a side, but this time it being his fault; and he knew he couldn’t take it to heart, he just had to deal with it. But it didn’t help that he found himself slowly falling for a mechanic who he knew for a fact wouldn’t give him the time of day.
You know what would be an interesting fic to see? Bruce Banner getting kidnapped by some scientists who figure out a way to temporarily disable the Hulk. And they think they’re safe and they’ve got him contained. But the thing is even without the Hulk, Bruce Banner is a genius pretty much on par with Tony Stark and Reed Richards; a genius who survived on the run for years at a time. So no he can’t smash his way out, but he’s still a genius and w/o Hulk there are no distractions. Cue a lot of trouble for those mistaken scientists.
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Truth or truth for Shiranui: Can you sum up what you feel towards Harada? As a man, as a warrior, as an ally?
Shiranui laughs, but something about it seems forced, and he sobers quickly. “I’m… really not the best with words, but here goes,” he says. “I honestly don’t know much about who Harada is as a person, and what’s more, I don’t really care. But I respect the guy as a warrior, whether he’s my ally or my enemy,” he continues. “He knows what he’s after, and he knows how to fight for it, unlike most of the idiots I have to deal with on a daily basis. End of the day, that’s all that really matters, no matter whose side he’s on. And speaking of which,” he adds, “regardless of whether I’m the one who gets to kill him or not, I hope he goes out with a bang. He deserves a glorious death, which is more than I can say for most humans—and I think we’d both be disappointed if he just went quietly.”
I'm the anon whose bf lives in the other side of the world!! HE'S SO DARN CUTE I WAS SKYPING HIM YESTERDAY AND HE WAS BLUSHING THE WHOLE TIME AND SMILING AND OH MY GOD HE'S SO CUTE!! sorry for the cuteness rant but he's just so cute
No no no I love cutenesss rants please share more cuteness rants omg. (You gotta now cos you have a tag™). That’s so adorable though omg what a cutie. I love it