For my next birthday, I want a cake that just says DAT ASS on it in huge frosting letters. Then I can go around and be like “enjoying dat ass?” or “Lemme at dat ass” and “give me a piece of dat ass.” Because even though I’ll be turning 17 I still have the maturity of a six year old.
Your wish is my command.
when’s your birthday again
Clubs and I were buying lunch at a supermarket above our school today, and I said questionable phrases, and she thought it was sexual, and I said it was supposed to be threatening, and she said it wasn’t, and I said it was threateningly sexual.
My APUSH teacher was in front of us at the register.
Me: Hi Mr. Mironoff
Him: Hey guys
Me: We’re in public
Him: Yes, we are
Clubs: She gets weird around you
Him: I have that effect on people
Me: I get jumpy in your classroom
Him: *Grins and leaves*
In class just minutes ago, he turned the lights off for the overhead, and I did a full-body cringe and almost fell out of my seat.
I get really weird around capable people. Took me an entire year to get used to my chem-now-bio teacher.
But you need me to survive
I think the ultimate riff between them would be their self-appointed Protector roles. Stiles does all he can to protect Scott/everyone, Derek does all he can to protect Pack/everyone. Instead of bonding over this, I think they would clash, because all they’d want is to protect each other, and Stiles would think Derek doesn’t think he’s good enough, and Derek would feel incompetent as an alpha if he lets Stiles take the rein.
One Piece Chapter 568 - Have It Your Damned Vay
Ace: “Jiji, do you think…I should really have been born…?”
Garp: “That kind of thing…you only find out by living”
Out of the entire One Piece series, this is probably the moment that’s stuck with me the most. When Ace’s entire past came tumbling out, but not for dramatic purposes, just for the sake of the story, the relevance of the Marineford Arc. It’s not that Ace has put it behind him–- he carries his past with him through living. He’s already made a decision regarding himself and now lives by it.
That’s why One Piece is so unique, I think. Backstories are exactly that— stories. They have a beginning, a middle, and most importantly, an end. The characters we love are strong individuals who may or may not be shadowed by their past, but they’ve made decisions, and are willing to stand by them. At the same time, they are also willing to change those decisions, stand by their changed decisions, and acknowledge those changes. I think sometimes we value the ideal “integrity” too much. Rigidity is only to be revered if the circumstances are well— otherwise, you’re just called stubborn and cast as the Screw-It-All-Up guy.
Just, One Piece isn’t trying to teach the audience a life lesson, it’s a life of its own, and from bearing witness to that, the audience derives significant lessons of their own accord. I certainly did. God, I don’t know who I’d be without One Piece. It’s a piece of art that I can point to and very earnestly say, “It changed my life.”