"One of the hardest lessons of young Sam’s life had been finding out that the people in charge weren’t in charge. It had been finding out that governments were not, on the whole, staffed by people who had a grip, and that plans were what people made instead of thinking."

Night Watch, Terry Pratchett, 2002.
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bossanovabyss:

Rewatching Brotherhood, and one of the things I’ve always loved is how Team Mustang always treated Ed like the kid he was, despite his State Alchemist qualification.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, they respect him—but they respect him as a person rather than respecting for the title. When Maria Ross and Denny Brosh first meet the boys, they address Ed as they would a superior. Even when they reprimand him, they apologize to him for it and are afraid they’ll be punished since he technically has the rank of “major.” But Team Mustang never did that. In fact, the first time we see them interact with Ed (that is, the full team, rather than just Roy or Riza), we see that Fuery just addresses them by name:

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I’m pretty sure Ed outranks Fuery, being a State Alchemist and all, but you wouldn’t know that by the way Fuery addresses him by name like that. The others are the same, too, for the most part. This one is from Havoc:

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We get this from Breda:

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And while, yes, both of those nicknames use the word “boss,” they sound far more like terms of endearment rather than respect. (Especially since Breda followed that comment with, “I hope he’s okay,” and Falman followed it up with, “As do I.”) 

Falman, as far as I can recall, always addresses them by name (and addresses them as “The Elric brothers?!” when he reunites with them at Briggs). Riza calls them by name, Roy calls Al by name (I think) and always calls Ed “Fullmetal” … they’re nicknames, terms of endearment. They’re shown respect, but they’re also treated like … well, let’s put it this way: if Team Mustang really is a ragtag sort of family (and let’s be real, it is), then Ed and Al are the kids of that family and have always been treated as such.

I mean, remember the Scar incident?

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Havoc helping Ed up and making sure he’s okay (with some other faceless soldier, sure, but look at how concerned Havoc looks).

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Mustang—of all people, MUSTANG—smiling like that as the brothers reconcile (after Al yells at Ed for almost throwing his life away and the two calm down and say, “yeah, we’re still alive”). And yes, Hughes looks all put-out, but it’s okay, a moment later and he’s in on it too:

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And then Riza gives Ed her jacket:

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And just—would you just look at them:

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Even Armstrong gets in on it and he’s not even a member of Team Mustang (but he’s kind of like an honorary member in the sense that he’s on Team Mustang’s side from the start, just like Hughes, though Hughes is even more of an honorary member of Team Mustang than Armstrong).

I’ve always just really, really, really loved the way Team Mustang treats Ed and Al, like they’re kids/family/part of the time, how they really, genuinely care about them and always have. It’s not just that Ed outranks them, but more that Ed is Ed and they care about him for that reason (and care about Al because Al is Al). It really shows, and I’ve always loved it.

(And you know? I would guarantee you that Ed and Al love it too, even if Ed is a bit more reluctant to admit/talk about it.)

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cleromancy:

it’s alarming how easy it is to picture marius pontmercy being played by a fucking muppet. cosette singing a heart full of love with a fucking muppet. small muppet marius tying a full size french flag around his tiny muppet body. grantaire mocking muppet marius for falling in lvoe and muppet marius doing the little muppet face falling thing

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  • Media teacher: Part of why media is so constant is that it's so temporary. You can get emotional watching your favorite TV show, but after it's over, you forget about it and move on with your life. You might be upset if a character dies, but you wouldn't lock yourself in your room with a pint of ice cream and cry about it.
  • Class: -laughs-
  • Me: -sweats-
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bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

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trippiest:

what a beautiful day to not be in high school

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maxcaulfield:

be the person alphonse elric would want you to be

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womangeneral:

Have a I ever said, how much I love this picture?

womangeneral:

Have a I ever said, how much I love this picture?

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darklittlefaun:

methbusters:

moresongsaboutbuildings:

theneolistickid:

Bats illuminated by lightning

THIS IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE.

Goth

This is actually really cool

darklittlefaun:

methbusters:

moresongsaboutbuildings:

theneolistickid:

Bats illuminated by lightning

THIS IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE.

Goth

This is actually really cool

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voldey:

who did it better?

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prozdvoices:

Anonymous said:

Could you please do a clip of Team Rocket using insults that are a lot heavier than “twerp”?

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meowth, control yourself

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adriofthedead:

emosad420:

i posted this photo on my instagram nearly a year ago but it still gets random comments from angry nerds who somehow locate it and decide to teach me a lesson

'You know anime inspired many people because of anime.'

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crossbowsandwalkers:

bonapartist:

so i was looking up stuff about birth control throughout history and

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The fucking caption on the picture is the funniest part though

The villain still pursues her

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