Track: Hoist the Colours
White People: The Middle East is so barbaric. They’ll cut off a person’s hand just for stealing!
White People when an unarmed black kid is murdered by police in America: Yeah, but he shoplifted some cigarillos, so…
if you threw a pad or tampon into a crowd of boys they would probably all scream and it would be like that scene from monsters inc where george gets contaminated by a sock
A turn-of-the-century Austria who dabbles in the hedonistic, reading about forbidden desires and latent psychology, except he loves stability too much so he unfailingly returns to the Habsburg decadence and tries to keep tenuous control over his territories. Except he’s never been as assertive about it as other nations, never waging all-out war for control, so he tries to compromise but he can’t satisfy everyone and just ends up showing all his cards in the end. An Austria that wages war with Serbia because he knows that if he doesn’t, his weakness will only become more apparent so it’s about time he steeled himself and stepped up to the plate. It’s a last-ditch effort that fails, and Austria-Hungary is dissolved and really, it’s hard to say if he’s very disappointed in that at all. (But yes does he yearn for that former glory—yearn in such a dangerous way.)
Just—ok. I want to see an America who, for all his heroism, fails to see the damage he brings whenever he intervenes in other nations’ matters. An America who seems cheerful and committed to the values of liberty and justice, but finds himself seduced by the riches of other countries and makes convoluted arguments to justify to himself why he needs to get in there and why he should get what he wants. An America who wants to be heroic, who wants to stand for all the right things in the world, but can’t help but fall victim to his vices—profit, and a crippling sense of superiority. An America who is driven by fear and paranoia, because he’s done horrible things to other countries that he doesn’t even comprehend and now there are people in those other countries who want to pay him back for it. An America who is hypocritical and knows it and doesn’t know how to change it.
i get the urge to do stuff with muses that i couldn’t actually RP but i have all these headcanons and interpretations of them uuurgh