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leafyxthiefy  asked:

Have you ever considered MAS [or I'm not picky MarAce, SabAce, MarSab] Cinderella AU?? ♥

“Why do we need a ball?” Ace asks, voice just short of whining as he sprawled over the lounge, arm thrown over his eyes. “I’m perfectly happy marrying Sabo!”

“Because,” Sabo answers calmly. “The council is under the impression that you’ll fall desperately in love with a member of the nobility and be perfectly happy pretending that I never existed.”

Ace peeks at Sabo, “You know that would never happen, right? If anything, I’ll end up making them love you too.”

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anonymous asked:

Gon x Killua

who is more likely to hurt the other? NO
who is emotionally stronger? Gon
who is physically stronger? Please this was answered in canon XD (Killua)
who is more likely to break a bone? GON FREECSS
who knows best what to say to upset the other? We dont talk about that
who is most likely to apologise first after an argument? Gon, fo sure
who treats who’s wounds more often? Both, reckless little shits they are
who is in constant need of comfort? I wouldn’t say constant buuut… Killua
who gets more jealous? Killua
who’s most likely to walk out on the other? Neither
who has the most difficult parents? …. have you met Gon’s dad
who initiates hand-holding when they’re out in public? Gon
who comes up for the other all the time? Wording’s weird not sure if I get this but Killua?
who hogs the blankets? Gon, can’t handle the cold 
who gets more sad? Killuaaaaa
who is better at cheering the other up? Gon!
who’s the one that playfully slaps the other all the time after they make silly jokes? Killua, Gon’s the only one making stupid jokes here haha
who is more streetwise? Killua
who is more wise? Again, Killua
who’s the shyest? HAHAHAH KILLUA
who boasts about the other more? Probably Gon
who sits on who’s lap? Gon sits on Killua’s, renders the poor zappy kid helpless.

anonymous asked:

Hi! First of all, thank you all for being here and taking the time to answer all of these questions. Okay so I feel a little weird, off, Im not sure how to word it, about the sabbats. Most of them seem to revolve around the Celtic deity system, like imbolc, but Ive never felt connected to those gods. I want to celebrate but honoring a god Id otherwise not, feels false and forcing one tradition on another feels rude. Im just looking for advice since I don't have a coven or such to ask. Thanks.

Obligatory disclaimer:

  • Not all Celtic polytheists agree with my response here, which reflects a more reconstructionist attitude and common criticisms from polytheists of the general neopagan milieu.
  • My intent is explain my reasoning, especially after a disagreement about this subject came up elsewhere.

Overall, I personally do have an issue with the idea of celebrating the cross-quarter days of Imbolc, Bealtaine, Lughnasadh, and Samhain under their Irish names without any acknowledgment of that background because:

  • What’s the point of using the Irish names if you don’t acknowledge any of that background?  Or any of their Gaelic or Gaulish backgrounds, especially when there are names of similar festivals available that celebrate similar things?  Honestly, this is just a logic thing for me.
  • There’s a huge amount of misinformation floating around on the Celtic polytheisms.  Using Celtic names for non-Celtic festivals and mythologies reinforces that, giving the impression that the general neopagan cosmology reflects one of the Celtic paradigms when they don’t.  An example of this is the imposition of the Maiden/Mother/Crone narrative on Bríd, which is completely alien to her.
  • The Celtic polytheisms are open paths, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Celtic cultures come from histories of imperialism, oppression, and attempted (and sometimes successful) obliteration.  Less than a hundred years ago, the Irish language was nearly stamped out.  I think it’s disrespectful to borrow the trappings of Irish practices but take out their guts, for lack of a better metaphor.

Basically, my protests come down to the perpetuation of misinformation and misunderstanding of the Celtic, particularly Irish, polytheisms more than anything else.

I don’t think you need to be a Celtic polytheist or even necessarily have a relationship with a Celtic deity to celebrate these days.  Some polytheists do, others don’t.  Celebrating other deities during these festivals, like Norse or Hellenic ones, is your prerogative and I don’t really give a shit what your ultimate goal is, but why not leave a small offering for Bríd or Tailtiu before or after that ritual just to say, “Hey, we haven’t forgotten your part in this, thanks for letting us borrow it”?

My recommendation for anyone sharing the OP’s concern is to either find a pre-established system from another open polytheism that fits with your beliefs (you want to respect those, too!) or to create your own festivals and customs for “May Day” or “the Harvest.”  I like the latter because it makes the festivals that much more meaningful to an individual, and you can do so by asking yourself, “What does this time of year mean to me?  What do I associate with it?  What actions and rituals make me feel closest to the essence of this stage in the cycle of nature’s life?”

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  • MC: She looks "decent". I hope she's not like other otoge MC's.
  • 707: Three words: "Bishounen Ronald McDonald" (WTF???)
  • Zen: Don't tell me he dies like any other albino anime character... *remembers Kaworu's death scene*
  • Jumin: I bet he's the eccentric gentleman who follows cat blogs.
  • Yoosung: What's Teddie (from Persona 4) doing in a game like this?!
  • Jaehee: "Madame Secretary" or the "Classy Hot Mom"
  • V: Shigure (from Fire Emblem Fates), is that you???
  • Rika: I'm getting Mary (from Ib) vibes out of her...
  • Unknown: Isn't he like, the enigmatic guy who wants to kidnap you?
  • Saeran: Sad lil' brother of Seven's. I'm absolutely sure.

“If internal feedback is so important at Riot, why does the community have to get really loud for you guys to start to consider what you might be doing wrong? (examples: esports rulings without neutral 3rd party and dynamic queue) Do you think your policies might be creating an echo chamber (I say this in light of various people who have worked with Riot commenting that your culture is very buzz word focused without anyone noticing how weird it gets)? Are you sure your policies help?”

Did you mean external feedback (i.e. players?) Both internal (Riot) and external (you guys) provide a ton of feedback that shapes our decisions. Based on player sentiment, we’ve made decisions like how we design champions or think about matchmaking, to really tactical things like switching to building a practice mode when we originally didn’t see the need.

Dynamic Queue was really popular overall. It wasn’t popular on Reddit, which did get really loud. Depending on how you personally evaluate player sentiment, you may get a different answer on how something was received depending on where you look. We do read Reddit, but we read a lot of sources of feedback, and we also just ask players through surveys (which we deploy constantly), and we track analytics to see if player behavior patterns change depending on the decisions we make or the kinds of features we ship. We have to weigh all of those different sources of feedback. If you aren’t looking at all of them, it’s entirely possible you’ll see an echo chamber effect.

In the case of Dynamic Queue, if it had just been universally loathed, we would have turned it off and gone back to Solo Queue. That would have been a no-brainer. But it was divisive - some players liked it and some hated the thought of it, which is why we concluded the right design was to stand up two queues, which unfortunately took some time to execute.

I honestly don’t have a lot of context on esports policies so I can’t offer much there. I am a lot more involved in the viewer experience of the pro game then anything surrounding the game.

I’m not exactly sure what you mean by buzzword-focused. Riot has a strong culture, and that culture works for some folks and drives other crazy. We fist bump. That’s a thing. Some people probably roll their eyes at it. There are a lot of young people here for whom this is their first job in the industry, or maybe just their first job. That probably leads to a lot of shorthand so that you can package a lot of complex concepts into simple frameworks that are easy to communicate. So if there was a Riot Bingo card, it would probably have things like “player value, alignment, competitive integrity, soon, 5 AD” and other stuff on it. Maybe that’s where the buzzword perception comes from.

I can say that my years at Riot are the happiest I’ve had in my career, and I’ve been making games for a long time now. While acknowledging that there is always room for improvement, I think the processes that Riot has, and the way the company thinks about games and players are top notch, and really aligned with way I think about those two things. Again, not everyone will agree. And that’s fine.