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psyducked:

finally a UN that can bring peace and happiness to the world

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pepino-amoroso:

It seems like once again you’ve had to greet me with goodbye,
I’m always just about to go and spoil a surprise,
Take my hands off of your eyes too soon.

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c0n0r0berst:

TUNAK TUNAK TUN IS NOW IN HD FORMAT THIS MOMENT FINALLY HAPPENED

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nine days of brooklyn nine-nine day 3: favorite male character: Terry Jeffords
"He’s so strong but so gentle. He’s like an enormous, muscular Ellen DeGeneres."

victran:

opdownrange:

S.W.A.T. Team Wedding Photos Are More Romantic Than Tactical

The photos were even uploaded on the Chongqing S.W.A.T.’s official social networking site. 

goals

dm-mo:

princekholin:

therustyrobot:

i’ve been thinking of kaladin and kelsier’s prejudices against the upper class a lot recently, and more so on how the fandom perceives the two situations differently.

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i totally agree with everything you are saying here, and tbh, kelsier’s cold detached way of running through and slaughtering people - skaa, who are forced into positions of slavery and are probably just trying to feed their families, and nobleborn alike is FAR more horrifying then kaladin’s reaction to his systematic oppression. as far as morality goes, kaladin is a FAR better person and far more stable, as is shown when he goes back and saves elhokar. i guess you could say the say of kelsier where he lets elend go/knocks him outta the way or something, but idk… kelsier just. yeah. kaladin is my boy n is a good guy. im sorry i went from actual logical discussion to KALADIN IS MY BOY but this is also a valid n true point. bridge 4 lyfe

I think most of us want Kaladin to let go of his hate more for his own mental and emotional health than because certain lighteyes don’t deserve it. We don’t think to think to want the same thing for Kelsier because he doesn’t seem as damaged by it as Kaladin.

Kaladin knows he’s broken, knows that he’s damaged and that’s why he hates. In his happier moments, he even admits that not all the lighteyes are so bad (Renarin joining bridge four, for example) and we know that he is actually a very good person. He’s demonstrated that over and over, and his anger and hatred in WoR in particular is distressing. And we’re all side-eyeing that can of radiant-eyed worms with suspicion. Because wow, directing that hatred inward would be so very bad and sad for him.

Kelsier was changed by his experiences in the Pits, and Snapped, but if he stayed broken he never admits it to anyone, not even himself. Kelsier is over a decade(?) older than Kaladin, and though he’s darker when he returns from his time of slavery, he didn’t trade his sense of humor for scars. He just expanded that sense of humor to include semi-comedic murder. We make stabbity jokes about him because that’s how he wants to perceive his killing. 

(And now I’m going to pretend that my brain isn’t trying to build an AU where Kelsier is the Assasin in White Mistcloak, who is very startled to discover that Highprince Dalinar has a radiant bodyguard. nope nope nope.)

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kogiopsis:

princekholin:

therustyrobot:

i’ve been thinking of kaladin and kelsier’s prejudices against the upper class a lot recently, and more so on how the fandom perceives the two situations differently.

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i totally agree with everything you are saying here, and tbh, kelsier’s cold detached way of running through and slaughtering people - skaa, who are forced into positions of slavery and are probably just trying to feed their families, and nobleborn alike is FAR more horrifying then kaladin’s reaction to his systematic oppression. as far as morality goes, kaladin is a FAR better person and far more stable, as is shown when he goes back and saves elhokar. i guess you could say the say of kelsier where he lets elend go/knocks him outta the way or something, but idk… kelsier just. yeah. kaladin is my boy n is a good guy. im sorry i went from actual logical discussion to KALADIN IS MY BOY but this is also a valid n true point. bridge 4 lyfe

Yeah, I’m def. with Rusty and Prince here - I get really uncomfortable with people who are mad at Kaladin about his reactions to systematic discrimination (and who get mad at him about depressive downswings, but that’s another conversation - basically, hiss hiss Kaladin’s arc in WoR is very important to me).

One of the things the fandom glosses over a lot is the WoB about the fact that Kelsier is basically the same personality as one of the antagonists of Warbreaker, in a different framing.  Like… Kelsier is very clearly identified as Not A Very Good Person; he happens to be a kind of Not Good Person who’s useful to have around when you need to overthrow an evil tyrant, but that doesn’t make his actions and his attitudes okay.  He prioritizes his goals over protecting life, which is the exact opposite of a Radiant’s ‘journey before destination’ philosophy.

And that brings me to another point about the two characters which is important:  Kaladin’s role is constructive, and Kelsier’s is destructive.  To put it plainly:  Kel doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of his actions in The Final Empire.  He doesn’t ever have to take responsibility or follow through; he doesn’t have to live within the world he creates.  Kelsier’s role is just to go down swinging, essentially, which means he can afford to lash out as brutally and as angrily as he does.  Kaladin?  Kaladin must live within the world his actions create, because he wants to keep protecting people he cares about.  He can’t just go on a roaring rampage of revenge, because if he dies what happens to Bridge Four?  This limits the actions he can actually take, and makes him even more frustrated at systemic injustice because he feels powerless in the face of it.  Moreover, as a Radiant he now has a responsibility to build the world better; where Kelsier had the freedom to just be the demolition crew, Kaladin must also be part of the cleanup and the reconstruction.

(note that I also really like Mo and Silver’s points about Kaladin’s mental health and reader perspective - I just think that while there’s nothing wrong w/ wanting Kaladin to move past his hatred of lighteyes, there’s some weirdly selective blindness when it comes to people actually being mad at him for it.)