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Steven + Lapis Lazuli = SPIRIT QUARTZ

edit: Added a w/o wings version

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I’m not usually one to like the things that I draw but… I kinda love them 😅
I can’t decide on their name though, I’m stuck between
Tanzan Quartz and Spirit Quartz mostly
Open to suggestions though?

I went with Spirit Quartz but feel free to think of them as your own choice!

anonymous asked:

I was wondering what your opinion on the whole gal gadot / Wonder Woman debate is? you totally don't have to answer I was just curious since you're Israeli, and I'm ignorant when it comes to that topic tbh, so I don't know which side to believe

it’s complicated.
there are two main issues i’m aware of, and i’m gonna try to reply to both of them:

1. gal having served in the idf - this is the one that’s the easiest to reply to. military service is mandatory in israel (there are very few exceptions - for instance, arab israelis don’t have to serve, and people with medical/mental disabilities don’t either - which is why i didn’t/don’t serve but do national service instead - but many people volunteer to serve anyway). the overwhelming majority of people who serve in the army don’t do anything that involves shooting at people. most of it is boring administrative work (israeli movie zero motivation illustrates that very accurately). gal was never involved in any fighting, she served because that’s the law here.

2. gal being proud and supportive of idf - that’s the one that’s the most controversial. and the hardest to explain.
since military service is mandatory by law here, over the years it became a huge HUGE social taboo thing to speak against idf - because everyone’s served there, everyone’s family members and friends did, there’s this whole “these soldiers are our collective children” mentality going on in the israeli society. that’s why issues like the elor azaria incident cause such a HUGE, massive, seriously unexplainable rift/aggressive and passionate discussion in the israeli society - with the words “elor is everyone’s kid” being thrown around often. 
and outsiders have a really hard time understanding this because most countries don’t have mandatory service. i imagine when most of you imagine soldiers you imagine some egotistical jocks hell bent on showing the world how manly they are, or some shit. in israel, the word “soldier” is associated with 18 year old boys and girls, fresh out of high school, thrown into a never ending war because it’s the civil duty to do so.
and that mentality is as deeply ingrained in gal as it is in most israelis. when she said she supports idf, i’m nearly 100% certain that what she had in mind is those 18 year olds who are everyone’s children. not some adrenaline junkies who want to shoot up people, which is again is what i imagine soldiers are perceived as in other countries. 

as for my personal viewpoint? idf does shitty things. idf killed many, many innocent civilians. still does. i’m on the “elor azaria is a murderer” side of that specific issue. my opinions are highly unpopular in the current social climate in israel, but they are what they are and i stand by them.
BUT.
my highschool friends all went to the military (most still haven’t finished their service). my brother is in the military still, he’s doing an extended program which involves academic studies - he basically does HR/social work. none of them have ever killed anyone. they’re just doing their civil duty, because they have to by law.
ALSO.
the internet - and specifically, the social justice part of it - is super, super, SUPER biased against israel. because palestinians have harnessed one power they have and are using it to max effect - social media. and god knows israel’s dumb military leaders have given them TONS of ammunition against israel in the form of unnecessary civil killings and destruction. there’s nothing more powerful than that to turn the international opinion against israel. and that indeed happened. and honestly? quite rightfully so. our leadership is crap, talk of peace have felt hollow for years, they’re trying to maintain a status quo that is only dragging all of us further down into conflict hell. and one of the people who get hurt the most from that are idf soldiers who, by law, have to follow those stupid political decisions and pay the price.
and thus “outsiders” attack israeli soldiers and citizens instead of our catastrophic military and political “leadership”. and thus people turn their eyes away from the crimes the palestinians do in this conflict, since they’re the underdogs.

so i’m gonna try to tl;dr that
gal doesn’t actively or knowingly support the wrongdoings that the palestinians are going through by expressing her support of idf. she just supports israeli youth, who’s going through some hard shit. who have to spend days and nights away from home, and whose families miss and worry sick about. that’s 99% of what idf means to israeli people. that’s the mental conditioning in the israeli society. and it’s hard to explain to outsiders.

ask-changeling-eight  asked:

Your movement of anti fascism will fail. Do you know why? Because fascism doesn't exist. We killed it after world war 2. Honestly if you did even a little research into fascist Italy Japan or Germany you'd see you're just like them. Black uniforms, masks with skulls, attacking people to instill total fear into the hearts of people who don't agree with you. Fighting fascism with fascism doesn't make you the good guys, it makes you a slightly different version of fascist.

Sigh.  The sad thing is that we get messages just like this from clear, well-informed experts on fascism like ask-changeling-eight all the time.  

Because fascism doesn’t exist. We killed it after world war 2

Oh, that’ll be a huge surprise to Francoist Spain or the Estado Novo regime in Portugal or the people suffering under the fascists of Daesh/ISIS/ISIL or the 200+ fascist cults, political parties, and terrorist groups that have existed since WW2.  You should tell them.

you’d see you’re just like them. Black uniforms, masks with skulls,

Of course, because fascism (which we’ll remind you no longer exists according to yourself) is defined by the clothes people wear.  That’s in the dictionary-definition of fascism, right?

fas·cismˈfaSHˌizəm/nounan authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.synonyms:authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, autocracy; More (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.

fascism [fash-iz-uh m] noun1.(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.2.(sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.3.(initial capital letter) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.

fascism noun  fas·cism \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\

1often capitalized :  a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition2:  a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control early instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge

attacking people to instill total fear into the hearts of people who don’t agree with you.

Right.  Because advocating for apartheid and genocide = just another, perfectly normal opinion that we may not agree with and should just have a polite debate about over tea.  

Or maybe fascism (which, of course, you’ve informed us doesn’t exist), isn’t even a valid opinion but instead is a historically & scientifically-discredited belief that is common to the beginning of every genocide in human history.  

Fighting fascism with fascism doesn’t make you the good guys, it makes you a slightly different version of fascist.

Now where have we heard this liberal false equivalency bullshit before?  


hooligan-nova “Fighting fascists makes you a fascist” makes no sense. The defining feature of fascism is not violence.

If I fight a mugger I’m not a mugger. If I fight a bear it doesn’t make me a bear.
Fascism is about control and antifascism is about refusal of that control. 


Let’s leave the last word for Holocaust survivor Frank Frison, shall we?

“If fascism could be defeated in debate, I assure you that it would never have happened, neither in Germany, nor in Italy, nor anywhere else. Those who recognised its threat at the time and tried to stop it were, I assume, also called “a mob”. Regrettably too many “fair-minded” people didn’t either try, or want to stop it, and, as I witnessed myself during the war, accommodated themselves when it took over … People who witnessed fascism at its height are dying out, but the ideology is still here, and its apologists are working hard at a comeback. Past experience should teach us that fascism must be stopped before it takes hold again of too many minds, and becomes useful once again to some powerful interests.”   

ask-changeling-eight, if you’d like to actually learn about what fascism is and how it developed so you don’t look like such an ill-informed jackass the next time you decide to opine on the topic, we’d recommend having an adult read & explain this book to you.


Happy 51st birthday to the most influential woman I’ve ever known. Helena has been a role model for me for many years now, she’s an amazing person inside and out. If it wasn’t for her, I’d have never met my girlfriend of nearly four years @murderous-absolution ! She brought us together through solely being a fan of hers. I’ve watched her movies countless times and I always remember why I first fell in love with her. What a woman. Happy birthday HBC, hope you have a cracking day! ❤️

It Will be Fine (Langst ask Part 2)

-The one where Lance ignores his injury to help Shiro!

Hunk picks up Lance bridal style and kicks the door with his foot to get it to open. Allura and Coran are already in the med bay, prepping another pod. Hunk curses as Lance shifts uncomfortably in his arms, his face is twisted with pain.

“Hey buddy, don’t worry, you’re going to be fine.” Hunk really wishes that he was telling the truth. Lance is burning up, and he doesn’t know how easily this can be fixed.

Hunk begins to run through the halls, wincing every time Lance whimpers in pain. His arms are straining under the weight of his friend. Adrenaline courses through his body, mingling with concern and panic. He speeds up drastically as the door to the medical wing comes into view.

Coran meets Hunk at the door and grabs Lance from his arms. Allura is waiting at the examination table with a suit ready.

“Hunk,” Coran's face is focused as he strips Lance of his clothes, “Did Lance mention anything about being injured last night?”

Hunk walks up to the table to help, his face is the picture of confusion. “No, I don’t think so?”

“Then where in the world did he get this?” Coran pulls off the last of the clothes and gently lifts up one of Lance’s arms. Hunk leans in for a better look and gasps in horror.

Lance’s entire arm is swollen and purple. A large, jagged cut runs the length of it, oozing pus and blood. The entire wound is partially crusted over. It smells rancid. Hunk has to step back before he pukes.

He grabs Lance’s legs and begins to help Allura put him into the cry-suit. “I have no idea how he got this! Though, he was late back to the hangar last night. He might have taken so long to get back because he was having trouble flying.”

Allura starts to zip the back of the suit, her eyes are filled with concern. “But why would he not ask for help? We were all in the med bay last night anyw- oh.”

Hunk raises his eyes to look at her, her face is marred by and anguished expression. “What? Why wouldn’t he ask for help?”

“It’s because of Shiro. We were all so focused on Shiro, and everyone was so exhausted. Lance probably wrote his injury off as unimportant next to Shiro’s.”

They both look down at Lance with matching looks of concern.

Coran steps between them and reaches down to lift Lance into the pod. “Now isn’t the time to talk about this. We shall have to wait until Lance is out of the pod.”

Hunk notes a slight tug of Coran’s lip as he shuts the pod. “Coran,” his voice is hesitant as he asks, “How long will Lance be in the pod?”

Coran looks at Hunk with a mixture of pity and concern. “I’m not sure. Lance could have contracted a serious virus from the wound. Due to his late treatment, there could also be damage to his internal organs and brain. Lance could be in the pod for a day. He could be in there for a month.”

Hunk stumbles onto one of the nearby stools.

“Oh Lance…”

-Hey! I really hope you liked it! Please let me know what you think, and if you want a part 3! :) 

anonymous asked:

By definition you are acting like FASCISTS in New Orleans and across America by using violence and threats of violence against anyone who doesn't agree with your hypocritical point of view.

fas·cismˈfaSHˌizəm/

noun

  1. an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.synonyms:authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, autocracy; More
  • (in general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.

fascism[fash-iz-uh m] 

noun1.(sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.2.(sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.3.(initial capital letter) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43.

fascismplaynoun  fas·cism \ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm also ˈfa-ˌsi-\ 

1often capitalized :  a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition2:  a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial controlearly instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge
  • what she says: I'm fine :-)
  • what she means: this is the biggest bangtan has ever been and I never could've imagined them being this huge before last year I'm so proud of these boys who worked their asses off to get where they stand remember that time we all had to spread I Need U around everywhere we could so it could get just 1mil?? Well now we're getting over 3mil in less than 24hrs and breakin records and it's so unreal how much they've grown as a group and how much more recognition they got in just a year since 쩔어 came out and they're still one of the most generous groups I've ever seen they are too good for us I just wanna thank them for all their hard work and whipping me into shape w their words and lyrics I'm so much happier now thanks to bangtan