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Nights that turned into mornings, with friends that turned into family.
THE 100 AU IN WHICH:

LEXA IS LEXA LUTHOR, CEO OF LEXACORP AND A BRILLIANT MASTERMIND

CLARKE IS CLARKE KENT, WHO FELL FROM THE SKY IN A SPACESHIP

THEY ARE ARCHNEMESES BUT ALSO OCCASIONALLY IN LOVE

Bonus: no Lois Lane—instead, similarly alliterative alternative Raven Reyes, the more conventional and healthy love interest for our protagonist Clarke Kent

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[collapses onto sofa] it’s doooooooone.

so this is the episode of television i’ve been working on for the past six months; it’s part of the new york civil liberties union’s ongoing tv show, called project liberty.” this particular episode is about the school-to-prison pipeline.

in new york state, there’s a law on the books called disciplinary code b21. this gives teachers and administrators the power to give students suspensions for “defying or disobeying lawful authority.” in theory, this is supposed to create a more disciplined learning environment.

in practice? it means that students of color, immigrant students, lgbt students, and disabled students are slapped with suspensions for things like getting up to go to the bathroom when the teacher hasn’t given them permission. for “talking back” to teachers. for doodling on desks.

add this to the fact that there are more police officers in new york city schools than there are in the entire city of washington dc. add this to the fact that police officers mace students, arrest students, and more or less have a free license to harass students however they like. (three guesses as to what sorts of students police offers like to harass, first two don’t count.) add this to the fact that schools have holding cells for students. a five-year-old was literally handcuffed.

it’s called the school-to-prison pipeline because it’s designed to shunt students out of school and into the criminal justice system. but there isn’t a fucking lot of difference between these schools and prison even before the students are pushed into prison proper.

anyway: watch the video, it has a lot of lovely people in it, i get a production credit, it’ll make you mad and it’ll make you sad and hopefully it’ll make you want to do something about it.

"PEOPLE CAN ONLY TRULY BE SAVED BY OTHER PEOPLE"

HELP I THINK I’M HURTING MYSELF???

Yato is letting Hiyori go?? This can’t be happening?? HELP? Look at his face. HE LOVES HIYORI SO MUCH.

HTTYD Fans React to First Chapter of Book 12

My favorite thing today has been reading fellow fans’ reactions in the comments and tags to Cressida Cowell’s opening chapter of “How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury.”

I hope you’re happy, Cressida. You put the fandom through pain in one stupid opening chapter.

LOoK AT WhAT YOU arE dOInG TO uS!!!

dO YOU noT SeE us SCREAmiNG???

Ummm…. pain love it?

wincest-is-ours-to-ship requested sam n’ dean dancing in a kitchen and welp

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"My mother taught me to be independent and to trust in myself, and believe in myself. She made me think that whatever you set your mind to do, if you go after it, you can achieve it."
                                       - Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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Picking up where we left off yesterday. We take a moment to reflect back on the girls, watching this unfold, and I love that the episode did that. They’re completely at the back of all this. Usagi is the eye of the storm that’s centered on the Outers, this is all between them while the Inners simply watch.

But for a moment, we pull back (literally the camera focuses on them, which is the second time that’s happened this episode; it’s effective, but I’m wondering if the animation studio got a new camera and were excited to play with it). The girls are watching, and they’re stunned. Their reactions give that little extra boost to Usagi’s extreme response. She’s upset. She’s SO UPSET at the Outers that even her best friends are shocked by her reaction.

Even REI is shocked by Usagi’s reaction.

Rei, who’s had Usagi up in her face more than anyone. That means though that Rei knows intimately when it’s serious. When she and Usagi have a go at each other, there’s always that level of understanding and trust between them. (UGH AGAIN A POST I CAN’T LINK TO THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING) They’ve come to learn where the lines are. how to read between them, how not to step over them. So I love using the girls, with Rei specifically showing the most worry about this, as a means of further highlighting that this isn’t just Usagi being overly dramatic and disproportionately reacting. She is meaning every single thing she says.

What I’d love to see come out of this is the others suspecting that something else is going on here. Usagi’s reaction is intense, and while I feel part of it is indeed exactly what it appears to be, I believe it’s being fed by so much stress and worry that she’s been repressing for months now. I don’t know how the Mamoru situation is going to be revealed (less how it’ll be resolved) but I’d very much love for this to be the moment the girls recognize there’s more going on here than they thought.