Real Life Has No Appeal

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Sep 2

adelaide-angel:

Let’s take a look at this scene again.

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I can almost guarantee that Makoto has never been told that he’s good at anything. I think he’s always tacitly understood that he’s a good brother, a good son, a good friend. But simply understanding something doesn’t make a person believe that they have value and I can tell you that Makoto doesn’t value himself. It’s a Steve Rogers Complex. He may be a good amazing man, but he knows all of his flaws acutely and that’s all he can focus on. He’s a scardey-cat. He doesn’t have any special skills. He’s too nice. He’s too boring. He does average in school. He certainly has no idea what he wants to do in life, and he’s a crowd-pleaser. This is how Makoto sees himself. He doesn’t see the wonderful, kind, sweet, selfless, loyal, gentle giant that he is. He assumes that he has no value and this is how he’s seen himself from childhood. 

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This is a child who does everything for other people because he doesn’t believe that he himself is worth anything. Now imagine being best friends with a prodigy.

We’ve all had that one friend who is better than us at something. Better at drawing, singing, school, whatever. Remember how shitty you felt when you realized no matter how hard you work that you’ll never reach their level? That’s Mako. Now mix it with an immense guilt-complex and selfless love for Haru. Not only is he feeling like shit about himself, he’s confused, upset, and guilty about his feelings of jealousy because friends aren’t supposed to feel that way about friends. 

Makoto never processed those emotions, he just locked them away until they became unbearable (2 episodes ago). Makoto sees himself as a tool for other’s self-realization, so it’s inconceivable to him that he has talents; that he’s good, really goodat swimming.

Now imagine how he must feel when Rinsits down with him and tells him that he should be getting calls from scouts with his skill level.

Makoto was so focused his entire life on how amazing Haru and Rin were at swimming that he never realized his own talent. Now someone’s telling him that he may have a future, a professional future, that mind you, not everyone can achieve, in something he’s always seen himself as mediocre in. 

Makoto Tachibana is valuable. He is worth something. He is irreplaceable and must be loved within an inch of his life. This has been a PSA and I hope you’re all drowning in your tears like I am. 

Sep 2

twinkgami:

yknow, i’ve seen a lot of posts analyzing haru’s nightmare and rin and haru’s fight from last episode, but im honestly shocked at the lack of attention this scene has. 

we’ve been seeing all season that makoto is struggling with what he wants to do when he gets out of high school. he probably never thought he’d be able to make it to the big leagues because his talent wasn’t up there with haru and rin’s. he’s jealous of rin because he could never ignite that spark in haru that rin can when they swim. haru is constantly being targeted by scouts. makoto probably feels like he’s being left behind. 

but right here. this is the first time makoto is being told that his talent is worth something. even if he has decided on what he wants to do after graduation (i.e., studying in tokyo, working at the iwatobi swim club, etc.), this is the only time makoto has heard he has the potential to keep swimming. and it’s not from his best friend or his teammates or his teachers - it’s from rin.

obviously rin’s goal is to swim professionally and make it to the olympics. but up to this point makoto had assumed he was only interested in whether or not haru was taking his future into consideration. rin is also worried about makoto. not many people remember that makoto and rin are very close friends because they don’t have the same bond with each other that they both have with haru. but all season rin has been worrying about them both and rin wants them both to consider swimming professionally, not just for their future’s sake, but so he can continue swimming with his friends. 

Sep 2

Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

Anonymous

tstarksbitch:

  • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
  • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
  • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
  • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
  • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
  • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
  • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
  • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 

Sep 2

sorry to bother you about it, but what's the difference between book Ginny and movie GInny?

Anonymous

medleypond:

Oh man. YOU ASKED FOR IT. 

Movie!Ginny, to me, is portrayed as so much more docile (I hate that word, I do, but it applies) and passive than I feel book!Ginny is. Her relationship with Tom Riddle was seen as a sort of blind possession, when in the book we see Tom get into her head by making her feel less alone; she pours her soul into the diary, tells him how terrible she feels, about school, about Harry, etc. We see her very little in the first four or five films tbh, and when we do, she’s either in the background as a Weasley, with Hermione as a sort of sidekick female character, or connected to Harry (“Leave him alone!” Malfoy: “Oh look Potter, got yourself a girlfriend!”). 

Don’t even talk to me about the last couple of films. HBP is so much about the teenage sexual angst that I wanted to hit the writers with a Beater’s bat. (The only moment I enjoyed was Ginny getting the team tryouts to shut up.) Ginny is portrayed more as an attachment to either Dean or Harry than as a person on her own. Deathly Hallows feels like the same thing, except she’s linked to Harry at that point, and seems to be portrayed most importantly as an object of his affection. Nah. Nah, yo.

Book!Ginny is understandably shy and fearful in her first three years of Potter!verse - one before Hogwarts, the first two within. She has a massive crush on Harry (basically a movie star to her), cries around the dementors (they’re effing scary, ok), BUT breaks out on her own in a way the movies fail to develop. She harbors her crush for Harry, sure, but :

  • Hermione told me to get on with life, maybe go out with some other people, relax a bit around you, because I never used to be able to talk if you were in the room, remember? And she thought you might take a bit more notice if I was a bit more — myself." (HBP)

She’s actually a really good student and gets great at Charms, including a nastier one she’s known for: 

  • "Yeah, size is no guarantee of power," said George. "Look at Ginny."
    "What d’ you mean?" said Harry.
    You’ve never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?” (OotP)

And in general, Ginny Weasley as portrayed in the books has no patience for your shit :

  • "Because - oh shut up laughing, you two - because they’ve both just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball!" said Ginny.
    That shut Harry and Ron up.
    (GoF)
  •  “Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.”
    Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he turned on the spot to face her.
    “I forgot,” he said.
    “Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly.
    (OotP)
  • Well, you seemed too busy to call him a prat, and I thought someone should." -to Harry about Ron (HBP)

Basically, what the movies failed to show and what the books highlight beautifully is just how few fucks Ginny Weasley has to give about what anyone thinks of her.

Sep 2

anagnori:

Oh, and while we’re talking about sex-repulsed people:

  • It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed because you have experienced sexual abuse or trauma in your past.
  • It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed because sex feels painful, uncomfortable or frightening to you.
  • It’s okay if you’re sex-repulsed and there’s no “cause” for it, it’s just how you’ve always been.
  • It’s okay if you feel sex-repulsed sometimes and not repulsed at other times, or if you’ve become more/less sex-repulsed over time.
  • It’s okay to be afraid of sex.
  • It’s okay to think that sex is disgusting.
  • It’s okay to like reading/watching fictional sex but not want it in real life.
  • It’s okay to be repulsed by some sexual things but not by other sexual things.
  • None of the above things make your feelings weird, messed-up or unhealthy.
  • You don’t need to “overcome” your dislike of sex. If you’re happier without sex, then that’s great, you don’t need to change.
  • If you want to become more comfortable with sex, or if you think therapy will help you be happier with yourself, then that’s fine, too.
  • If your partner wants you to do something sexual that you’re not comfortable with, then they’re the one in the wrong, and they need to stop. Your feelings and comfort are important, and you never owe sex to anyone.
  • If your partner wants you to change, or to stop being sex-repulsed or asexual, then they are wrong. You deserve a partner who loves you the way you are, respects your feelings, and doesn’t ask you to change for them.
  • You do not need to be sex-positive, or willing to have sex, in order to be a “healthy” or “normal” asexual person.
  • Some sex-repulsed people aren’t asexual-spectrum. All of the above applies to them, too!
  • Whatever your feelings about sex are, it is perfectly okay to feel the way you do, and there is nothing bad, abnormal or wrong about your feelings.
Sep 2

On Steve Rogers and distance

buckysexual:

hellkatsally:

Bucky fell from the train during the first week of May, 1945.  Less than a day later, Steve crashed into the ocean off the coast of Greenland and slept for 66 years.  He wasn’t aware of that time as it was passing.  He wasn’t growing as a person.  He was 26 years old when he crashed, and when he woke up, he was still 26 years old and his best friend had just died.  Do you think when he found out that it was 2011 that he went, “Oh, Bucky’s been gone for almost 70 years, now, I’m over it,” or do you think that wound was still fresh?

The Battle of New York happened during the first week of May, 2011.  Steve had been awake for about ten days.  Do you think he went into that fight feeling like he had 93 years worth of life experience?  Or do you think he went into it feeling like the war had never ended, he was 26 years old, and he’d watched his best friend fall to his death just ten days before?

I’ve read a good number of stories where Steve has a startling amount of distance when it comes to Bucky’s death because, “it was so long ago.”  That rings false to me.  We have distance.  The other characters have distance.  Steve hasn’t had enough time to develop distance.

I’ve also heard people ask, “How could Steve recognize Bucky so easily?  He hadn’t seen him in 70 years!”

Well, because to Steve, he hadn’t seen Bucky in three years.  Sure, he knows that chronologically it’s been 70 years, but for him it’s still only been three.

I don’t know why so many people seem to think of Steve as having the mind and experiences of a man in his 90s.  Maybe because it’s fun to play with the idea the he’s an old man or a fossil or somebody Tony Stark can call, “Gramps.”  Those are fun ideas to play with, I’ll grant you, but unless you can convince me that Steve was totally conscious and aware for all the years he was under the ice, I just don’t buy it.

Sep 2
thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.
Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.
Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.
The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

thinksquad:

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen by a white officer and sharply differing accounts of the incident, officials said on Sunday.

Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, sparking nearly three weeks of angry protests in the St. Louis suburb and drawing global attention to race relations in the United States.

Law enforcement and witnesses gave differing accounts of what transpired before Brown was shot, with police saying the teen had struggled with the officer. Witnesses say Brown held up his hands and was surrendering when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest.

The discrepancy has revived calls for officers across the county to be outfitted with body cameras to help capture an accurate record of police-involved incidents.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-usa-missouri-shooting-idUSKBN0GW13M20140901

Sep 2

theory-of-beauty:

I love how when Rin gets a call from the Iwatobi group he’s like wtf stop talking

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And could give no shits about Splash Fest

But then Makoto gets on the other line and his demeanor changes completely and he’s actually going to listen

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His fangs vanish and he’s like Ok I’ll give this call a shot 

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And is completely calm and thinks about it instead of being annoyed and aloof

BECAUSE MAKOTO IS AN ANGEL

AND CAN SOFTEN ANY HEART

Sep 2
ebethdoodles:

spn s9 e13: cas breaks out the get along shirt because these damned winchesters obviously need it 

ebethdoodles:

spn s9 e13: cas breaks out the get along shirt because these damned winchesters obviously need it 

Sep 2

jasric:

DeviantART[x] Prints/Society6 [x]

I wanted to do another genderswap because these three are my favorite! i’m also not completely happy with my other one[x] and I wanted to make something a little more badass :)

Sep 2

caffeinecoma:

Winchester bro’s through the ages.

Sep 2

castielhellbound:

bluhuhblhublhb i had to vent somehow, i can’t imagine how cas is going to react to deanmon :O :O

also cas would see his ‘true’ face and i just

Sep 2

tsuki-nekota:

Let’s say that it’s a continuation of this 

The pop culture references are starting to be annoying

Sep 2
tsuki-nekota:

"We finish each other s-"
"Pop culture references!"
continuation (kind of)

tsuki-nekota:

"We finish each other s-"

"Pop culture references!"

continuation (kind of)

Sep 2

#if you skipped brotherhood and didn’t get the flawlessness that is ling yao I feel sorry for your life and your choices

(Source: ellcrys)