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Meet the black woman who will run from NYC to DC to raise money for Planned Parenthood

  • The Republicans’ plan to defund Planned Parenthood along with repealing the Affordable Care Act won’t come without a fight — or a long, frigid run.
  • Alison Mariella Désir is a New York City-based running coach and founder of the Harlem Run running group. 
  • On Jan. 16, she’s teaming up with at least three other women to run 240 miles over five days from New York City to Washington, D.C., to raise money for Planned Parenthood. 
  • Just so it’s clear: That’s the equivalent of running two New York City marathons each day.
  • Désir hopes to raise $44k to support Planned Parenthood, an amount that honors the 44th president, Planned Parenthood ally Barack Obama. 
  • Less than a week out from the start of the run, she’s already brought in close to $30,000, according to her GoFundMe page.  Read more

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Now I can not tell you how much admiration and respect I have for Taehyung right now.

He was so professional during the promotions,always found the strength to get on that stage and perform flawlessly,not letting his own loss affect his job,his duties.A loss of his grandmother,a person that took care of him for 14 years,who raised him,who was home to him.He was going though so much and yet,he was still able to entertain us and put a smile for us.

He is such a brave,strong,precious boy who always had the aspiration to be a good son to his parents,a good grandson to the most important person.His grandma must have been so proud of the child she raised and I hope Taehyung receives all the support he need right now and finds peace soon.

Thank you, Colin Farrell

because whatever Johnny Depp now does to Gellert Grindelwald, we will always have his portrayal of the character.

And he was everything I hoped, Grindelwald would be: passionate, scary in a subtle way, devoted to his cause yet terribly misguided.

And look at his face, when he delivers the “What makes Albus Dumbledore so fond of you?” line! That is the face of someone, who still cares, who wonders, why he and Albus had to part. He is not indifferent to Dumbledore! Which raises my hopes for actual, textual grindeldore to unknown hights!

Farrell managed to make Grindelwald a person, so whatever happens now, we will always have this!

Into the Wand... Ok, now what?

My first reaction to Into the Wand looked something like this 

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Which was followed by this

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But when I woke up in the morning and starting browsing the Star vs. tags on tumblr, my reaction was this

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Into the Wand did something the fans have been wanting for awhile now. It gave us some answers on Toffee’s backstory and his connections to the Butterfly family… BUT it also raised some new ones. This will be the main point of this post.

Now, when Star goes into the wand to “find the thing that doesn’t belong” we are treated to an onslaught of things Star remembers. Whether it be something she is used to seeing everyday (Marco’s hoodie and Echo Creek Academy), things from her childhood (Her dad’s chair and the Mewni Castle), to things she never personally saw but might have remembered subconsciously as a baby (The Grandma Room and Little Chauncey).

The Grandma Room is, to put it in simplest terms, the past queens of Mewni portrait hall. Only, instead of standard portraits of royals like we see in history books or on Wikipedia pages, we get Tapestries of important moments in there lives.

Tapestries of queens like Selena the Shy featuring men coming to either court her or learn her secrets as she holds her wand/fan. Solaria the Monster Carver’s tapestry is her kicking monster but and defending Mewni (how much of the threat the monster’s really were is up for debate). However, two tapestries really caught mine (and the fandom’s eye)

First off; Elicpsa Queen of Darkness. i mean, just look at her tapestry.

And then, her little blurb:

“Eclipsa Queen of Mewni to a Mewmen King was wed. But took a monster for her love and away from Mewni fled.”

Bad Girl indeed. Just look at her. Not only do we finally have the spades character, but we have the possibility for a backstory on another queen that isn’t Moon.

Speaking of, her tapestry and blurb… intrigue me.

“The Immortal Monster will long be haunted by the Darkest Spell of Moon the Undaunted.”

Ok, now I’m finally going to get to my theory. First of all: Toffee.

Not only is he down right terrified (as apposed to his usual stoic expression) he also sports some skulls on his shoulders as apart of some uniform. But look at what are on those skulls.

Diamond and Spade cheek marks. We know who the spades belong to, obviously. He might have put Elicpsa’s skull on his shoulder for some symbolic f pride reason but I’m curious about the diamond cheek skull. We already know that Moon has the Diamond’s on her cheek so… how?! (I’m sure Nefcy and crew will figure out someway to explain this but for now, I’m going to just ignore this)

Now, after seeing this tapestry, many people have written off Toffee and Moon’s history as enemies. But, I have to disagree. I mean, come on!

You don’t get have THIS MUCH EMOTION 

from simply being just enemies.

I think there’s more to this story then we’ve yet to see. Maybe they were friends and Toffee just got fed up with Moon’s behavior. Maybe they were a parallel to Marco and Star. However, new theories have come to light and while i’m not behind them completely, I have to admit they have some key theories.

All these new theories have one thing in common, they both connect Toffee and Elicpsa.

Especially after the quasi-Jump Scare scene after Star grabs Toffee’s finger (which I will discuss a bit later). I couldn’t get a GIF so just settle for images.

Many people have started to theorize that Toffee is actually the son of Eclipsa and her monster lover. It’s not an entirely crazy theory. It allows for some of Toffee’s resentment to the Butterfly family be justified. They didn’t approve of his mom and dad’s relationship and practically forced her out and his half-sister blew his finger off. Justifiable and gives him motive. But I do not support this theory due to lack of sufficient evidence (and my own personal head-cannons) and the fact that I think it goes deeper than that. Maybe Toffee and Moon are related, maybe not. Who knows? Obviously, we won’t be getting any concrete evidence until we’re over the halfway mark of the season (and even then that might be stretching it)

Another thing I want to point out is Miss Heinous.

Her cheek marks (Clubs) are a muted grey-ish kind of color. While, for all the other cheek marks we’ve seen, they’re some sort of lively or bright color. Perhaps Miss Heinous is the daughter of Eclipsa and Monster-Lover and was ridiculed as a child and told she was never a “True, proper Princess” and that’s what inspired her to establish St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses. It’s all speculation at this point but honestly, I support this theory more than I support the Toffee-Eclipsa’s child theory. Because to me, this has more legs to stand on.

For now, all we can do is wait for more episodes to come out so we can (hopefully) piece together the mystery of Toffee.

However, one of the episode Page Turner is set to air next week and it may cover some of Moon’s secrets, some of Toffee’s secrets, or maybe even some of Celina the Shy’s secrets. I’m hoping for the latter.

Well, that’s about all I have to say on the new episode. I have a few other theories so stay tuned for that. Also expect some other content coming out soon. Until then I’ll see you guys later.

(Also, thought Glossaryck in the tapestries, just hovering cross-legged through all the shit that goes down was hilarious)

  • : : PROPS TO @GLANCETOTHESEA FOR THIS ONE
  • ~~
  • *Rosamund's christening*
  • Molly: *worried* They made us godparents. Do you know what that means?
  • Sherlock: *on his phone*
  • Molly: If John and Mary die, we're Rosie's legal guardians! *panicking* I don't know how to care for a baby, Sherlock!
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Molly: *bites her lip* I mean, books can only tell you so much! *groans* we'll have to teach her everything. She'll want to know about sex...you can handle the drugs talk as long as you tell her it's bad.
  • Sherlock: *glances at her*
  • Molly: *wide-eyed* She'd want to know how they died. What if it was gruesome? Do we sugar-coat it? I mean, they were her parents.
  • Sherlock: *blinks* Molly-
  • Molly: *shakes her head* What if they went to a forest and got lost and fell in a wood chipper? Or mauled by bears? We can't tell her that. And we can't-
  • Sherlock: *amused* Molly. John and Mary aren't actually dead.
  • Molly: *smiles awkwardly* You think I'm overreacting.
  • Sherlock: *looks back at his phone* Yes, I do.
  • Molly: *sighs* I know, I'm sorry. That was awful...it's just...I want them to know they made the right decision.
  • Sherlock: *frowns* Of course they did. They're not idiots *puts his phone away* and if it's practice you need, look no further *smiles*
  • Molly: *chuckles* Yeeeeeeah, I think if I started considering our meetings as babysitting, I'd be in a lot of trouble *playfully pokes him*
  • Sherlock: *rolls his eyes* Not Rosamund. Our baby.
  • Molly: ...
  • Sherlock: *shrugs* Plenty of time to think about it *walks of, smirking* do hurry, Molly, there's a cab waiting.
  • Molly: *slowly follows him*
I'm not apologizing

My final thoughts of the evening: I’ve seen some meta writers apologizing for inappropriately raising people’s hopes.

I’m not doing that, and here’s why:

We just said out loud what was there for people to see even if the writers were too cowardly to say it out loud themselves. Shame on them for that, but that’s their problem, not ours.

If it weren’t there to be seen, none of our analysis would have gained traction.

If we are truly landing in the ambiguous/subtextual realm, fine. We’ve been there for centuries. It sucks that we have to work on that level, but we know how to do it. Our entire lives is knowing how to pick out queer subtext in the world around us.

I’m not apologizing for knowing how to read a text.

And you can believe I’m not going to stop writing about queerness in BBC Sherlock, because guess what, it’s already gay. That’s impossible to take from us.

Mark Gatiss, I hope you feel the ghost of Oscar Wilde haunting your dreams tonight.