If Linkin Park plays in the forest and no one is around to hear it, in the end, does it even matter?
"Do not betray the one who betrays you. In this day and age it’s important that we stay loyal to ourselves. If you’re a good person, stay good. Forgiveness is the key."
If someone betrays you, they’re no longer your ally, and as a result if you turn against them you’re not betraying them, you’re treating yourself right.
If someone betrays you—if they break your trust, if they do something to hurt you emotionally or physically—then you need to get the fuck away from them. They don’t respect you. They don’t care about you. Excepting extenuating circumstances where someone had a gun to their head or they literally had no other choice—if they chose to betray you, of their own free will, without being forced into it, then they don’t care about or respect you and they aren’t worth your time, effort, or consideration. Betrayal hurts like a motherfucker, you’re still going to cry, but you can save yourself more pain in the long run by getting the fuck out of that relationship. Cut your losses and get out and don’t let them pull you back in. There is no excuse for betrayal. None, barring extreme circumstances as outlined above. Willful traitors are one of the lowest kinds of human and they do not deserve your companionship afterward.
And while “forgiveness is key,” it’s only key in the sense that you shouldn’t let hatred fester inside of you. Accept what happened, don’t hold a grudge, whatever—but don’t put your trust in the traitor again. Don’t do it. Just straight up don’t give them the power to hurt you over and over and over again. You don’t have to hit them or spend your life agonizing over what they did, but nor do you have to give them the tools to wreck your heart over and over again either. And bear in mind that if the betrayal is bad enough you don’t have to forgive them. You aren’t obligated to. If someone abuses you, if someone gets you fired or completely ruins your life in some other way, not forgiving them for it doesn’t make you a lesser person. Some things are bad enough that they do not deserve forgiveness, and in those cases the person who hurt you is the bad one—not you.
There is nothing I take more serious than loyalty, but know that it can be a double-edged sword. You should not stay loyal to someone who will not extend that same loyalty back. All it will do is leave you broken and crying to the point of dry heaving while they gallivant off with nary a care in the world. You are worth more than that. You have more value than that. And no one has the right to make you feel otherwise.
That’s the most accurate summary of the Ace Attorney series I have ever seen
[ Cap of Franziska looking cocky in Hazakurain temple. VON KARMA: “I’m from the Prosecutor’s Office. I can do anything.” ]
|[Adorable art of two characters I see as adoptive family or platonic best friends hugging or cuddling crosses my dash]|
|Me:||So cute! *queues immediately*|
|Me:||Wait oh no what if that was shippy art and not family hugs oh no help do I remove it from my queue or not.|
but then its like MORE THAN /ONE/ CHARACTER WITH AUTISM??? MORE THAN ONE GAY PERSON??? MORE THAN ONE BLACK PERSON????
excuse me this is not some kind of WEIRDO PARADE
now if you’ll excuse me i need to tend to my garden of triangle-shaped blonde straight men. they’re all starting to smoke and monologue darkly about the fickle nature of women, so i think they’re coming along well
wake up at ten to seven …
me: … is there any chance I can still get any more sleep in?
brain: —what if the casts of yggdra union and tales of the abyss had a sleepover??
(i took that as a no and now i am here at school)
i was mad earlier so i drew owain and cynthia as a manakete and taguel to make myself feel better. dont judge me
[ Owain and Cynthia making their signature
ridiculous cool poses together with wide grins; Owain has claws and pointed ears, and Cynthia has rabbit ears and fur markings on her face. ]
All 12 Links from the various Zelda games! In case there was any confusion, each Link is a different individual, not the same person, in each game besides tie-in sequels. I made this to show all of them in one unified style.
Individual Links who appear in multiple games are featured only once, besides OoT/MM Link who is featured as both an adult and a child.
Zelda U doesn’t have a confirmed place in the timeline yet, so for now that Link is in his own section.
[ Pixel art lineup of the various Links, arranged by timeline. (Pre-split—Skyward Sword, Minish Cap, Four Swords, and both ages of Link from Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask. Child timeline—Twilight Princess and Four Swords Adventures. Adult timeline—Wind Waker/Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. Failure timeline—Link to the Past/Oracle/Link’s Awakening, A Link Between Worlds, and Legend of Zelda/Adventure of Link. … And Zelda U awkwardly alone in the corner.) ]
palette from here!
(probably you should fullview this one just sayin)
[ Art in a monotone blue-and-gray palette of Aubrey curled in on themself with their knees near their chest, floating in a blank space with tears drifting from their closed eyes. ]
Anonymous said: What was Link's whole reaction when Chrom teleported in with the children?
[ Panel 1: Toon Link stares in bewilderment at the antics going on off-panel. (“UEEEEE!!” “Morgan, don’t cry, I’m here” “I’m sorry!!” “It’s OK, just don’t—” “I WANT TO FIGHT!!” “Little Lucina no.”)
2: Toon Link whips out his camera with a wide grin as the chaos continues. (“Come here you, this is not the place for you…” “You are here, so I can too!!” “BUUUAAAAHH!!” “oh gods”)
3: A photo, posted on ‘Hyrulegram’ by user toonlink, of Chrom and Robin frantically trying to comfort baby Morgan while Lucina panics over her younger self waving a sword around; Link’s face is in the foreground. toonlink: summoning family during battle! LOL #supersmash #selfie #tetralook ]