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War, Guantanamo Bay, and Rec: REC Conditions at Guantanamo Bay during the War on Terror (Colorized, 2004)

Conditions at Guantanamo Bay during the War on Terror (Colorized, 2004)

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Ass, Bitch, and Confused: ON THIS DAY IN PRUSSIAN HISTORY germanbrothers:14 October 1806: During the War of the Fourth Coalition, the Battle of Jena-Aurstedt between France and Prussia ends in a French victory, subjugating the Kingdom of Prussia to the French Empire. So today ended the Battle of Jena-Aurstedt, aka “that day Prussia doesn’t like to talk about” because it fucking lost hardcore and it resulted in being France’s bitch for six years. To set things up, the War of the Fourth Coalition was in full swing, trying its hardest to bring down goddamn Napoleon. This time around it was Saxony, Prussia, Russia, Sweden, UK, putting aside their differences and historical hatred of each other for once in the common belief that France needed to just fuck off. You’d think Napoleon would get the message or something smh Napoleon, meanwhile, was laughing at the haters on his blog, publishing rude anon messages with gif responses, because that’s how much of a fuck he gave. Prussian forces, fearing the rise to French power (like the past 3 failed Coalition wars hadn’t tipped them off before), joined the fourth coalition against France, and Napoleon saw his chance to finally tap dat ass. In brightest day, in blackest night, Imma tap dat ass tonight -French Proverb, 1806  So the main loss on the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt led with the Prussian army, which was very ‘top-heavy’. Several higher officers held the same position and rank within a unit, which led to a lot of confusion and a month-long delay in the battle order, which led to a high state of French readiness when it actually happened. So first was the Battle of Jena, and it sucked. France v. Prussia Saxony, and Napoleon won. Like. super-won. 20,000 casualties on the Prussian/Saxon side and the army was forced to withdraw, their flanks broken and confused. So Napoleon was like ‘fuckin’ sweet’ and he saw his inbox flooded with anon hate, and he knew that he was on a roll. So he pushed on to Auerstedt. The Battle of Auerstedt would have been better and was going better until the Prussian army saw the loss of two of their commanders. With the loss of that upper-management there was confusion and chaos, and allowed Napoleon another swift victory. Auerstedt saw 13,000 casualties for the Prussians. So what about Napoleon? Well he at first didn’t even believe he had won. He told his commanders to go back and like, figure that shit out because no fucking way. But when it was obvious that he had won, his ego rose to the heavens and he proclaimed himself the hero of Jena - even though that title definitely belonged to someone else. To this day it is considered Napoleon’s single greatest triumph in his career. Because of that battle, French forces occupied Prussia for six years until the War of the Sixth Coalition, Prussia lost half of its territory, and most of its ego.
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A Dream, Albert Einstein, and Ass: WHAT IF MERCY WAS EVIL (IN THE FUTURE)? IT'S USELESS, MORRISON FAREEHA, COME HOME WITH US YOU DID THIS TO US! YOU CAN'T BARGAIN WITH THE DEVIL! WHY!? HEROES NEVER DIE. WE JUST LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO BECOME VIGLANTES... LET'S SEE HOWw LONG YOU LAST ...OR VILLAINS. JUSTICE IS BLIND, JACK. SORRY MOTHER, THAT IS NOT AN OPTION. AND SO ARE YOU. TIS A SHAME TO KILL SUCH WONDERFUL SPECIMENS. THERE WILL BE NO RESURRECTION FOR THE THREE OF YOU. DON'T WORRY, I'LL PUT YOUR BODIES TO GOOD USE FOR MY RESEARCH. I-IT'S JUST A DREAM, LENA. ITS NOT REAL, ITS NOT REAL DR. ZIEGLER WOULD NEVER DO THAT, WOULD SHE? SNIFF WOULD SHE? SNIFF LENA? IS YOUR CHRONAL ACCELERATOR ACTING UP AGAIN? I-IM FINE WINSTON. IT WORKS GREAT <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sunnysundown.tumblr.com/post/147189726846" target="_blank">sunnysundown</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blackbookalpha.tumblr.com/post/146931514940" target="_blank">blackbookalpha</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Taking a break from Gremlin D.Va comics, need to catch up on personal work.</p> <p>I’ve been looking at a lot of “Mercy Is Evil” theories since I’ve always questioned her design, especially how Overwatch’s concept artists purposely made her into a young, kind-hearted, angelic-looking healer that can do no wrong.</p> <p>Mercy is possibly an antagonist in Overwatch. If you had the ability to bring people back from the dead, you would never function like a normal human being ever again.</p> <p>Most doctors in the healthcare field have some level of God complex, surgeons are notoriously well-known for this. When you can fix a person’s body with extreme precision (and get paid a lot of money for it), you tend to become arrogant and have inflated forms of egocentricity and narcissism.</p> <p>That goes a lot further when a person solves the problem of preventing DEATH itself.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>What we know so far:</b></p> <p>- Mercy’s motivation to pursue medicine was the death of her parents during the first Omnic crisis. Instead of revenge, she focused on becoming a surgeon, then later made medical breakthroughs that significantly treats life-threatening illnesses and injuries.</p> <p>- Mercy has achieved a plethora of scientific advancements in applied nanobiology and cybernetics, thanks to Overwatch funding her research. She became the head of their medical research group, healing the injured during the war.</p> <p>- She is seemingly young-looking despite being 37 years old.</p> <p>- She was often at odds with her superiors and their goals, which led to allegations where she was later interrogated in court when Overwatch started to crumble from within, highlighting the politics between Morrison and Reyes.</p> <p>- Mercy was responsible for turning Gabriel Reyes into Reaper, possibly from a failed genetic alteration stated in the Visual Source Book. She’s also the one who brought Genji back from the brink of death without his consent, turning him into a cyborg. Genji hated his new cybernetic body but later found peace after meeting with Zenyatta.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><b>Thoughts:</b></p> <p>- Mercy is an advocate of peace and personally dislikes war. Pacifists are often the most dangerous since they create things that deter war entirely. Albert Einstein is a prime example of a pacifist, who later helped develop the Atomic Bomb.</p> <figure data-orig-width="837" data-orig-height="314" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/26c3c7aae8c511e090be6855b2b6e8cb/tumblr_inline_o9trjlhdYh1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="837" data-orig-height="314"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Mercy disliked Overwatch’s militaristic approach, but joined them since she saw opportunities in advancing her research and personal interests. It’s a doctor’s ultimate dream to work on anything they want that doesn’t follow any conventions, nor bound to the laws of nature or religion.</p> <figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="306" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4a5b8b00ed9bea70f8182d7dcdf80e80/tumblr_inline_o9trmv5ld31r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="306"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Before Overwatch, her research was possibly used by the government in the Soldier Enhancement Program, turning Morrison(S:76) and Reyes(Reaper) and into super soldiers.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="250" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ac88751a5eff3cbe27f25150a2385ac9/tumblr_inline_o9trnlChTn1r4iqdh_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="250"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Her young appearance is an extreme form of vanity that contributes to narcissistic traits. We still don’t know what she puts on her body that it physically stops her from aging (possibly from her genetic research that involved human testing)</p> <figure data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="567" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ecf92cc56a4f0ef0f6a0cd5ef0dc0ae5/tumblr_inline_o9trnxync91r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="736" data-orig-height="567"/></figure><p>(Art by <a href="https://tmblr.co/mX02l3hKCpaxGnYI42iqkzQ" target="_blank">@nesskain</a> - who made the official Reinhardt and Pharah comics)</p> <p><br/></p> <p>- She fashions her Valkyrie suit in the likeness of an angel, a symbol of peace that also doubles as an outfit for one with a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_complex" target="_blank">Messiah/Savior complex</a>. People who do this wants to gain people’s trust quickly and convert them into fanatical followers. Valkyries in mythology are also called ‘choosers of the slain’, choosing who lives or who dies in battle.</p> <figure data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="392" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1c07b0f64342d23316f12beaaba257db/tumblr_inline_o9trziIVaj1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="392"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Raising the dead is expensive. After seeing Overwatch crumbling from within, Mercy secretly took her research with her, destroyed any traces of it in Overwatch’s HQ (by blowing it up) and possibly found new funding from private corporations and interest groups. She was also not present when their Swiss HQ was destroyed, and possibly used the Morrison/Reyes politics as her scapegoat.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>- Reyes was her human guinea pig before she perfected her Resurrection ability through advanced genetic/molecular alteration. Genji was her attempt at creating a well-endowed, cybernetic killing machine. Both had mixed results.</p> <figure data-orig-width="871" data-orig-height="347" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0d621926bca1bca4485e35218754beb9/tumblr_inline_o9ts1qEMAz1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="871" data-orig-height="347"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Mercy’s a master psychologist, forcefully creating living weapons in order to dismantle global threats (saving most for the greater good). In exchange for Genji’s new cyborg body, Genji was tasked by Overwatch to dismantle his own family, after centuries of being in power. The only reason Genji was able to do this was the clan being at weakest without Hanzo’s leadership. Its easy to call this as a Reyes/Reaper tactic, but his methods are more in line of “Getting the job done at all costs”, with little care on how much unnecessary destruction or casualties he’d accumulate during a mission. Mercy’s deal with Genji was a calculated decision, striking a threat with its own kind with surgical precision (and minimal civilian casualties).</p> <figure data-orig-width="675" data-orig-height="380" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/005a99ae2118785082c13ce23cd67ed4/tumblr_inline_o9tsgenbAk1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="675" data-orig-height="380"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Widowmaker’s blue skin is also a by-product of experimental genetic modification, which parallels Mercy’s line of work (along with creating effective, well-endowed <i>ass</i>assasins). Talon was very unsuccessful at assassinating Overwatch agents, until they became brutally efficient by capturing their love ones instead and sending them back as sleeper agents through neural reconditioning.</p> <figure data-orig-width="471" data-orig-height="316" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6b805c32d589bfeb2925b1048773140b/tumblr_inline_o9ts2n3x4v1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="471" data-orig-height="316"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- She clearly doesn’t want to bring Overwatch back. She has a voice that triggers in Watchpoint: Gibraltar saying <i><b>“Overwatch was shut down for a reason. Maybe it’s best it stay that way.”</b></i></p> <p><a href="http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mercy/Quotes" target="_blank">http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mercy/Quotes</a></p> <p><br/></p> <p>- Mercy’s “No Pulse” emote has her jokingly checking her vitals, only to find she doesn’t have any.</p> <figure data-orig-width="343" data-orig-height="249" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/1728c151d9a9117eff791af0e834b8f1/tumblr_inline_o9ts4wk6l41r4iqdh_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="343" data-orig-height="249"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>- Her Devil/Imp skin doesn’t shy away from asking a price when she resurrects fallen heroes.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>- Mercy’s possible end game is to prevent the people she loves from dying ever again; being haunted by the death of her parents. Its also the motivating force that drove her to achieve so many medical advancements in a short amount of time. She has a twisted view of saving the majority of mankind; by creating short-term crises that later results into moments of peace. Despite what happens to the world, the rest are just high-paying customers that keep her private life-extension business extremely healthy.</p> <figure data-orig-width="800" data-orig-height="382" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aabbbadf07787330b107bc347a82cef8/tumblr_inline_o9ts68XEyn1r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="800" data-orig-height="382"/></figure><p><br/></p> <p>Or… I could be wrong and she’s just a sweet, sinless angel birb mom.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1451" data-orig-height="648" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/41f3c2d3b12301df1269a3542b4b76c0/tumblr_inline_o9ts6pXGr31r4iqdh_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1451" data-orig-height="648"/></figure><p>Be nice to Mercy players &gt;:3</p> </blockquote> <p>i like this Ozymandias-like evil mercy thing </p> </blockquote> <p>Well, there goes my waifu</p>

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