July 27, 2014
maarnayeri:

noor3amoor:

If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.

In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.
Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.
Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.
But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.

maarnayeri:

noor3amoor:

If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.

In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.

Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.

Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.

But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.

(via maladictive)

July 27, 2014
So … sleepy. And something about Komatsu. Leashes. IDEK.

wonderble:

Soooo sleepy. But I loved poking around the tumbler and seeing all the Toriko posts. ^_^ Makes me happy. With Zebra’s birthday and the newest chapter, there’s definitely been a lot going on. Kinda makes me wish I could, you know, actually get on Tumblr with some sort of daily regularity. XP

Newest chapter, however, just proves that A) I am not really good at predicting future chapters and B) the kings really should just tie a rope around Komatsu and let him blunder around while they watch (protectively) and swoop in to kill whatever ingredients lunge up to swallow him. XD 

I can just imagine the expression, though, on Komatsu’s face as he tugs ruefully at the harness/leash, then sighs and goes along with it because, hey, he’s Komatsu.

Probably go something like this:

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*cackles with glee*

July 27, 2014
Uchiha Yoko, butterflies of doom, and a very changed 5 Kage summit

"We know you have the last Uchiha, Iwa!" Silence, thick as a bunker’s walls, fell at the Raikage’s accusation.

Two people flinched: the young Aburame at the Hokage’s side, and the Tsuchikage’s third bodyguard, tsuchi no Yoko. In the tension of the meeting, both drew attention. Eyes turned to both of them.

(Well, fuck,) Yoko signed with weary humor. (Orders?)

(Going public. Keep up,) Kurotsuchi ordered, before pulling on a smirk. “Pretty sure Leaf’s got one too, actually. Were more than enough to go around back then.”

The Aburame snarled, eyes whirling red behind dark glasses. “Repeat that,” he ordered.

[In the background, Yoko saw the hokage pinch the bridge of her nose and mutter something - probably a curse - under her breath.]

July 27, 2014
Toriko Pirate Fic: Chapter 4C - Stranger Tides*

wonderble:

Title: Viva la Vida
Fandom:
Toriko
Rating: PG-13 because Zebra has a potty mouth. ESPECIALLY IN THIS CHAPTER. HE SWEARS SO MUCH! HE SWEARS LIKE A … well … pirate.
Summary: As a landlocked chef, Komatsu has never really fit in the world of the Gourmet Empire. Can an encounter with a mysterious stranger, an accidental abduction, and a whole new world of adventure help him find his place?
Warning: Toriko Pirate AU. Do I really have to say anything else? *facepalm*

Part  1A: For Goodness Steak! 

Part 1B: Pasta la Vista, Baby!

Part 2A: But I’ve Never Been to Boston in the Fall!*

Part 2B: Frying Pans and Fires

Part 2C: Just for the Halibut

Part 3A: Give Peas a Chance

Part 3B: Peponi*

Part 4A: YOU ARE A PIRATE!*

Part 4B: Cinnamon Seas*

(PS: No cliffhanger this time, though um, you need to have read Chapter 4B in order to read this one).

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I did tell you Toriko was eating my brain, right?

and god, I love this fic. Komatsu is adorable and amazing just the way he is in canon, and the riff on Zebra’s deal made me so happy.

July 26, 2014
I’m ridiculous

semianonymity:

but it turns out that I am ALSO down for psychically-bonded wolf companion AUs, and that they hit me in the same happy place as werewolf AUs.

Picture the Kings, part of a paramilitary operation, and their four wolf companions (Terry, Kiss, Quinn, Zebra’s wolf) ranging in size from huge (Kiss) to ludicrously huge (Zebra’s partner)—and the Kings themselves are huge and more than a little bit inhuman and a little too food-motivated, kind of violent, and they’re useful—oh boy are they ever—but their commanders know that their unit is missing an important element, that there’s not anything like stable healthy team dynamics. But they’re wolves and wolf-humans, you can’t exactly just assign someone to their unit and expect it to work.

And then one day Toriko goes AWOL, which he does on occasion, and when he comes back, he comes back with a tiny civilian chef in tow, and they are REMARKABLY comfortable with each other. Oh, and also said chef—Komatsu—is a wolf-human, although his wolf is still a puppy, named Yun, and he hasn’t really realized that his ‘dog’ is a semi-magical sentient battle-monster yet.

Nobody says anything about the Kings’ shadow, except maybe to feel bad for the poor little guy, because you don’t just pull away your wolves’ new toy, whether the wolf in question is human or canine. At least not when the wolves are a barely-leashed storm of violence. At least, no one pays attention or says anything until they find Yun sprawled puppy-like over Zebra’s wolf, chewing on one of the huge wolf’s ears, and Komatsu and Zebra watching them, side-by-side, both of them smiling, Terry curled up in their laps (and most of the bench on either side of their laps).

Long story short, Komatsu becomes packleader for the five of them (ten of them), and works out an ideal diet for the wolves that later becomes adopted near-universally.

(I’m not saying that I stayed up late last night reading asukaskerian's GW wolfbonding AU fanfic, but I’m not not saying it, if you get my drift.)

…I’m getting ideas. Terrible, horrible ideas. Yun had to have come from somewhere, and it was probably traumatic and horrible if his origins mirror the ice hell arc in any way.

(Komatsu in the AU version of ice hell, sans Toriko, with the one surviving puppy of a slaughtered wolf’s litter tucked into his coat. Terrified and shaking, teeth grit as he keeps walking, because he is not going to die in this horrific team-bonding-gone-wrong clusterfuck. It isn’t even his team, he only came along because his friend Ootake wanted to catch up, what the hell did Ootake’s company even do to attract the attention of those maniacs?)

July 25, 2014
thefluffingtonpost:


Cat Is First Thing Man Sees Upon Waking Up from Coma
“I’ll tell you, it was a little disconcerting,” says Thom Aaronson, who woke up from a coma early Monday morning to the sight of his cat Sasha, hovering close to his face.  ”It’s nice to know she cares so much, I guess, but I mean, give a guy some room, you know?”
“She never left his side,” according to a nurse close to the situation. “Day and night, she was always staring right at his face.  Once he woke up, though, she sort of lost interest and went to sit in a window.”
Via Raoul Pop.



Oh good, you finally woke up. Now feed me.

thefluffingtonpost:

Cat Is First Thing Man Sees Upon Waking Up from Coma

“I’ll tell you, it was a little disconcerting,” says Thom Aaronson, who woke up from a coma early Monday morning to the sight of his cat Sasha, hovering close to his face.  ”It’s nice to know she cares so much, I guess, but I mean, give a guy some room, you know?”

“She never left his side,” according to a nurse close to the situation. “Day and night, she was always staring right at his face.  Once he woke up, though, she sort of lost interest and went to sit in a window.”

Via Raoul Pop.

Oh good, you finally woke up. Now feed me.

(via ofharvestmenandfortunecookies)

July 24, 2014

Anonymous said: do you mind if i ask what you think about embers by vathara? i'm basically just assuming you've read it, it seems kind of like something you'd be interested in. mostly, i'm asking because i was going through your fic ideas tag and came across the post about writing the 'wronged my people' antagonist, and that's basically what embers is. though i have heard that zuko can get pretty self-righteous, it's really interesting, plus culture and politics shenanigans, which are great.

I have! I’m not finished with it, because I can’t really get past the early part of the ba sing sei evacuation arc, but I intend to finish it one day.

July 24, 2014
Not quite daily drabble: cats

The first one is Timothy, fittingly enough. A tiny, fist-sized ball of indignant, rangy black cat, winding his way into Ra’s’ life two years after the crisis that wiped Gotham - and most of her protectors - off the map.

Timothy decided Ra’s was his human in Egypt, and like his namesake, managed to stalk Ra’s. Through Egypt, to Saudi Arabia, then Iraq, and all the way back to his base in Iran. Ra’s gave in, ordered a cook to bring some raw chicken, and resigned himself to black fur all over his pillows.

Ten years after Timothy’s arrival came Thea, with kitten-blue eyes and enough thick black fur to look double her actual size. Timothy looked very smug when he deposited the tiny furball in Ra’s’ lap.

A year after Timothy’s death came Timoteo, the latest of Thea’s kittens. He got into everything, including the Lazarus pit. Ra’s hadn’t been aware, prior to that, that pit-madness could affect animals. He was aware he shouldn’t find the oversized monster’s antics quite as amusing as he did, but. Watching the Ubu scramble in fear before a seventeen pound animal was a highlight of many hard days.

After that, he loses track of the exact order. There is Tim, and Timothea, and Timmas, and Tima and Timmeo, and many others.

And then one day there is Jane, the latest of Ra’s ill-considered pets held in her arms, staring at Ra’s in bemused horror.

"You cannot," she says, in a voice far too familiar, "have missed me this much. I refuse."

Ra’s sighs, and resigns himself to a human lifetime of mockery. “And hello to you too, detective.”

July 23, 2014

I’m apologizing in advance for my sudden descent into the Toriko fandom. The combination of tiny, stubborn chef and his collection of dangerous boyfriends is too much for me.

July 23, 2014

starberrycurls:

thunderboltsortofapenny:

recoveringfrommyconvictions:

gaymerboy99:

littlelionmonster:

oldmanstephanie:

"Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014

"By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s now how physics works."

FUCK. YES.

this gives me life….

"Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.

39 seconds in and I reblogged it

Ahhhhh! So good so freakishly amazingly good.

I love it.

(via 0blue-bird0)

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