anonymous asked:

omg caroline i swear to God i was about to ask you if you ever watched reign and i saw u reblogged that pothoset lol i was thinking about watching it!! should i?? is it a waste of time?????? please i need your toughts

honestly? i don’t even know anymore. i loved the first season, 1b was a mess but i loved it anyway. francis/mary will always be one my favourite ships ever and they were so well written, my royal super couple who’s struggling between between their love for each other & their country.

but after 2x04 everything went to shit and no i WOULDN’T recommend watching. they raped their main heroine mary and i’m still fucking upset about it. i’m just gonna copy&paste here what i wrote after i finished the episode.

'the rape scene happened even though the fans heard of it as rumour before and begged the writers not do, we got thousands of signatures before they even filmed it and they did it anyway.but the worst part is how AND WHY THEY DID IT. the writers responses upset me the most bc they’re saying it’s ‘empowering to women’ and ‘raising awareness’ bla bla. it’s the opposite. mary is keeping it to herself and the show is sending the wrong message aka true strength means to suffer in silence. this is not helping women, this is acutally feeding rape culture. and second of all the reason for the rape was to punish mary’s husband (the showrunner literally said so) so you could say they let mary get raped to cause more manpain for her husband, to cause more drama and for shock value.#rapeisnotaplotdevice'

and what’s happening now on the show is even worse. mary gets treated like shit, she’s acting ooc and blaming francis her husband for her rape and pushes him away, even though he only means to support her. INSTEAD OF LETTING HER HEAL PROPERLY THEY’RE SETTING UP ANOTHER LOVE TRIANGLE. mary, who used to had such strong morals is now cheating on her husband with a guy who’s a threat to her own country, to the crown and who’s a traitor (she doesn’t know but still..) he’s not a good man in my eyes, he’s pursuing a married woman (who is his queen) and is literally risking her to be beheaded to get into her pants. i respect that mary needs space from francis & time to heal (goddamn she should), but in reign logic the only way to deal with a trauma like this is to have an affair. okay then.

they sort of copied the love triangle of s1 (francis/mary/bash which was even better in my eyes) and used A RAPE STORYLINE TO PUT ANOTHER IN MOTION. do yourself a favor and don’t watch it.


Oi, fake-breaded brat! This is a fighting arena! It’s no fun seeing a weakling get pummelled! The spectators only get excited when the strong go head-to-head! This is no place for you! Go home!

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

—  Do not go gentle - Dylan Thomas

“Strangeways suffers because it was our last record, so people think there were arguments and horrors in making it, but there weren’t. Morrissey and I both think it’s possibly our best album. That and some of The Queen Is Dead, which accepted opinion says is our masterpiece. That might be true, but Strangeways has its moments, like ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me.’ Last time I met Morrissey he said it was his favourite Smiths song.”
– Johnny Marr

This is the 3rd movement from Chopin’s Piano Sonata in B flat minor, and it’s one of the singular most beautiful pieces of music ever written. In my music class the other day, we discussed this – Chopin’s innate ability to understand human emotion, to get to the very visceral, almost animalistic centre of it, and to then put this into music in a way which allows everyone who hears it to understand that same emotion. There’s something about this process that transcends logical explanation, that makes me want to believe in a god or some Harry Potter-esque system wherein your soul is a physical object which can be removed from you, or alternatively makes me want to cry and scream about the fact that there is so much of the human experience that escapes our ability to explain. Once in a while, you find a band who are somewhere along this line, who have found a particular state of mind that they can translate perfectly. The Smiths are one of them.

There is nobody in the world who understands loneliness like Morrissey understands loneliness. A lot of Smiths songs (and later Morrissey work) are, at their core, about being lonely, about the unrelenting nature of it, the gut-wrenching fear of not having anyone. People love to refer to this as ‘self-indulgence’, and I have to assume that they’ve never really felt loneliness in the sense that these songs are about. Either that, or it’s the other end of the spectrum: it cuts too deep, you know exactly what he means when he says “tell me how long / before the last one”, and you lash out against the complete and utter fear of that emotion by attacking the song. Shooting the messenger, in essence.

I’ve spent a long period of my life feeling the kind of loneliness that The Smiths talk about. I had a tiny circle of friends for 6 years that I watched dwindle to one, then no one at all for a year. After managing to integrate myself into another group, I thought things would get better, and they did, to an extent, but I still had nights where I couldn’t sleep from the weight of my brain reminding me that everyone always leaves, anyway. The sum total of romantic relationships for me has been under a month. One of the most bone-crushingly frustrating feelings in the world is objectively understanding that you have incredibly good people around you, a best friend who would do pretty much anything for you, and still feeling like you’re alone. I understand, on a very painful level, the thought of going to sleep and hoping you don’t wake up. You’re never going to find anyone, so what’s the fucking point?

In Last Night, there’s a level of absolute desperation that isn’t really present in any other Smiths song. Never Had No One Ever and Unloveable are the other two that most clearly deal with loneliness, and they still hold this sense of self-aware irony, of dark humour. Last Night isn’t written with the intention of being listened to at any time other than on repeat when you are in your absolute darkest place, and you’re beyond being sensible about things. When you’ve dried your eyes, it’ll still be playing and you’ll shake your head and tell yourself to get a grip. Last Night is for getting yourself to that point.

This story is old, I know, but it goes on.

masked is honestly one of my favourite pieces of bleach media ever

i mean, where else can you learn that lisa used to get rose and shinji to buy her porn magazines for her, or that hiyori never told shinji that she didn’t think he looked good with long hair, or that kensei can cook well but isn’t that good at seasoning

this book is one of the greatest treasures kubo has ever given us

What we’ll remember most is the way they made us feel part two of two
"One year ago today @scottmoir and I skated the program we dreamed of in Sochi. This remains my all time favourite moment!… Sochi, you were good to us #1yearago #FondMemories" - Tessa Virtue

the best piece of writing advice I ever heard was ‘have people touch’ - someone tucking in a label, someone handing over a glass and their fingers brush against one another, damp with condensation, two people pulling up weeds and weaving them into flower chains. 

my newest favourite piece of writing advice though is from shimmer: see the people on the periphery (read his article on The Millions)

wariodeask asked:

3, 8

3. Show us your oldest piece of art you have on hand.

[I think this was the first pic i ever drew of waluigi]

8. What is your favourite piece that you have done?

[This isn’t my favorite but it’s one that i really like]