(is the allusion)

i honestly can’t get over the news announcer asking his co-worker to take a trip to the furniture store with him

like doesn’t it sound familiar?? remember when our lovely president had that conversation with a news guy in a bus??? how he alluded to the sexual assault of a woman??? AT A FURNITURE STORE??????? and here we have a news guy asking his female coworker TO TAKE A TRIP TO THE FURNITURE STORE???????????

you can’t tell me the writers aren’t up to something when there are so many other allusions to the government in this show. I LOVE IT

why do people always act like classic literature is boring?? like???? nothing will ever be more entertaining than the incestuous dramatic mess of biblical allusions that is One Hundred Years of Solitude, the teen angst of Catcher in the Rye, the dramatic mess that is the love story in Wuthering Heights, the salty as hell political commentary of anything Orwell wrote, or the ridiculous bisexual struggles Victor the single dad of an educated murderer in Frankenstein. 

Seriously though, read classic literature. It’ll have you clutching your pearls more than any soap opera.

anonymous asked:

Getting Lenny'd is basically an allusion to the ending of "Of Mice and Men". To summarize: Lenny was a poor, innocent character who didn't know his own strength and accidentally kills a lady. People are going to lynch Lenny, but his friend George spares him by shooting him. It's really tragic.

What could have POSSIBLY given them that idea


How do you tell Icarus

To stay away from the sun

When it is the heat

He craves, when he wants

To burn, when he needs

To fall and taste the ocean

On his tongue? How

Can you quell disastrous

Desires, pull him down

From his flight, away

From all-consuming light?

How do I tear myself

Away from you?

- Grace Babcock © 2017

The Snicket Siblings.

It was the day after a tedious and dangerous mission. Like the troublesome lad he is, Lemony did something that blurs the line between bravery and stupidity, prompting Jacques to save him; leaving Kit to finish the job (but thanks to Lemony, the mission was a success). She was nimble enough to only receive a bruise.

A/N: This is pre-ATWQ, Lemony is 9 and the duo’s either 11 or 12. I hoard papers filled with my sketches and art, and I like to project that hoarding through the Siblings but to them it’s of information. I apologize for the terrible color and quality though, I only have two shades of grey and either one is too dark or too light to be seen.

There’s a lot allusions here, if you can find them. I try to fit in as much as I can (many are from ATWQ).

(Bad news volunteers, majority of the allusions didn’t cut it because my mobile camera’s pixels aren’t enough to show it clearly. Will post maybe another one that has better quality.)

Goodnight Texts: ReggiexReader! Oneshot

Hey guys! I dunno, I had this idea but I’m not too happy with how I executed it in this oneshot. More oneshots will be coming soon so sorry if this is bad!

Summary: (Y/N) can’t sleep so decides to text her boyfriend Reggie. This slowly turns into a mini sexting session.

Warnings: NSFW, I guess? Allusions to smut. Cussing.

Originally posted by joeck

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me: i’m fine

also me: “we didn’t start the fire” is such a good song for the vfd both on the level of being a joke, but ALSO because the song details all the events that made the world go to shit and how everyone’s blaming the younger generation who had no part in it, thus relating that most of the current vfd adults had no part in the schism or half of the issues they fight about now

we hate batman club begins

blame @batmanrogues for this monstrosity 

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The room was like something out of a bad gangster movie. It was obviously some kind of storage room, so Edward Nigma deduced, judging by the shelves pushed up against the walls of the dimly lit room. A single light bulb flickered directly above him. As it was, he was tied to a chair, bound in rope at the hands and the feet. Perhaps the most humiliating part was the red ball gag in his mouth. He was having trouble not drooling all over himself because of it.

His captors were not ones for subtly. He took a breath and inhaled the stench Marlboro cigarettes. Ah, Constantine.

A door behind him broke open with a heavy, metallic sound. “So, you found him?” Another familiar voice. Lantern.

“Well you could say that…” The Englishman came into view, trench coat bloodied and cigarette hanging out of his mouth. John sounded bored.

Lantern followed, glowing green suit a harsh, sharp contrast against the dimness of the room. It made Edward squint. Lantern’s mouth fell open slightly and he turned to John with a baffled look on his face, “You could have just used a gagging spell.”

“True,” John admitted. “But this is far more entertaining, wouldn’t you agree, mate?”

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Looking at the panels from the latest update of Ava’s Demon, I noticed:

I’m probably not the only one who noticed this detail, but I think most would agree that “Excessa” is an obvious allusion to the word “excess”. This,  referencing the themes of the seven deadly sins in ava’s demon, would probably refer to gluttony. Additional evidence includes this panels:

And the colors of the official vials:

The lime green vial is for gluttony. The colors in the ship, while not the same as the vial, is a bright green. Connecting that with the fact that the door literally has the word “excess-a” plastered across I think it is a strong indication that we may be meeting the next host, gluttony, really soon, or that they are at least the next major character that we may meet in the comic.

anonymous asked:

huehuehue I ship them too so do you wanna see Past!Allen in wedding dress? Pasta's and Nea's wedding... oh yes 🌝

i am sure this is not what you intended but here is a very experimental pasta in a wedding dress. a more metaphorical wedding because i was thinking that they’re doomed/nothing good happens to them being bound together so the creepiness kinda. happened too

love me some hamfisted symbolism yee

anonymous asked:

Octavia is a badass and all but that scene was 100% copied from lord of the rings down to the way she sat on the horse. Pretty lame coming from a show we all love!

My dude my guy my buddy my pal.

My lovely my honey my bunny rabbit my doll.

Baby child. 

It’s called an ALLUSION. It’s an HOMAGE. This show has been doing it since the pilot where they crossed Battlestar Galactica with Lord of the Flies.

It’s awesome and FUN to see them taking old science fiction and fantasy and mythology and religion and classic literature and fairytales and sliding those stories into this one. 

It’s not a BAD thing to bring classic or cult stories into the new story. Its the way they do it that is interesting. So the grounders are all getting fantasy story comparisons, and the sky people get science fiction comparisons, Clarke and Bellamy get mythology and classic hero comparisons, the delinquents get adventure comparisons. Bellarke get romance and fairy tale comparisons.  Lxa got shakespeare comparisons. The apocalypse gets biblical comparisons. Did you somehow avoid that shot by shot comparison of Bellamy and Clarke in 3.02 to Tangled?

Lighten up, my little potato dumpling. What you are calling out as a criticism is actually an awesome thing. Have some fun.

@dereknursey suggested trans woman Shitty a while ago and I’m still 110% in favor of this let me tell you. Literally. Right now.

  • Graduating from Samwell, trans woman Shitty knew about gender, but she didn’t know gender. To metaphor for a moment: I can tell you how a car works - engine, drivetrain, fuel system, electrical system, steering, suspension, all of it - but I don’t know cars. I can’t listen to a car and say, “hmm, the engine is knocking pretty badly - let’s check if there’s something wrong with the MAF”. Shitty knew what “trans” means - knew that gender is not gender roles, knew that gender is not anatomy, knew even that the equivocation of anatomy and physical sex is just as much of a social construct as gender and gender roles are - but at no point did anyone tell Shitty how you recognize your own gender.
  • Which in practice, as of Shitty graduating from Samwell, meant that Shitty’s gender identification was based on nothing more than assignment at birth and stereotypes about men and women. Never mind four years of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies to learn on a gut level that these have about as much to do with gender as whether your mother slept on her left side or her right while she was carrying you; even if you wouldn’t make the same mistake now, you’re not going to know that you made a mistake until you go back to check your work, and even then you need to have something to work with. “I don’t know how to tell my gender” often turns into “I’ll just stick with what I’ve got” in practice.
  • On the subject of stereotypes: Shitty fucking loves hockey. (And swearing, and partying, but hockey most definitely.) Shitty wasn’t a great hockey player, as others have pointed out - NHL was nowhere on her radar, nor she on NHL’s - but she loves the hell out of the game, she loves playing it, and the hardest thing about her first semester at Harvard Law was not playing any more.
  • (If Harvard didn’t already have rules about trans athletes, they would after Shitty realized and started transitioning. They probably wouldn’t even argue about it. What scientific knowledge we have about athletics tells us that there’s no advantage to trans athletes on hormone replacement therapy over cis athletes, and there are already tons of precedents for inclusion. It’s possible that the league could argue, it’s even possible that Harvard itself might argue, but it wouldn’t matter if they did - they would lose.)
  • (It’s not likely, though. She’d probably just have to wait a year before they let her play in games with the women’s team.)
  • (Joining the women’s ice hockey team wouldn’t make Shitty a better hockey player. Being consciously determined to play cleaner than anyone else in the league (because she’s never going to justify the stereotype of trans women as brutes, even by accident) … might.)
  • Point being, though: Shitty’s interests were stereotypically masculine. She wasn’t playing with dolls, she wasn’t wearing skirts, she wasn’t quiet and submissive … she was, as far as cliches go, a total bro. No-one ever looked at her and said, “have you ever wondered if”.
  • And on the subject of looks: Shitty knew her mustache was awesome. She didn’t realize her mustache was bleeding her with gender dysphoria every time she looked at it.
  • Or that she liked to be naked because sometimes pants and men’s shirts did the same thing.
  • Or that she loved her flow and her floral snapbacks because they didn’t, not just because they’re awesome. (The funeral for Shitty’s flow is definitely canon in this verse.)
  • How did Shitty figure it out, anyway? Well, five people came out to Shitty in a week at Samwell; people didn’t stop coming out to Shitty just because she graduated. When one of her classmates came to her after a study group to talk, Shitty understood what ze was saying partially - enough to help, enough to explain to zir the things that a WGSS major knows that almost nobody else is taught, enough to help zir navigate the resources available to zir at Harvard … but not enough to understand why so many things ze said to explain how ze knew ze wasn’t a woman resonated.
  • Shitty still didn’t understand on the day she stayed late at one of the Trans* Task Force meetings she’d been attending with her friend to talk to Egypt, this amazing goddess of a woman who helped organize the meetings. Shitty didn’t understand, but the question was growing too big to bear.
  • They ended up talking for four hours. There was a lot of hugging and crying.
  • The first person Shitty came out to after that conversation was Lardo. Second was Jack. Third was Jayden, the friend from her study group who’d come out to her and asked for help. Fourth was Nursey.
  • (Her conversation with Nursey ended up almost as long as her conversation with Egypt, and while Shitty had a feeling Nursey wasn’t talking about himself, she sent him a list of resources anyway.)
  • When she came out to her mother, her mother hugged her immediately and told her how proud she was of her brilliant, fierce, independent-minded daughter. They read a lot of books together over the next few years, including Nursey’s first book of poetry.
  • (Shitty didn’t recognize the dedication “to my friend and confidant, Willa J.” until the second edition, when Dex finally convinced Nursey it was okay to include her last name.)
  • Shitty came out to her father braced for a fight, but he just said, “Huh. So, are you thinking about changing your name? Is Shitty a girl’s name?”, and they ended up talking about how she should approach Harvard University Athletics about joining the women’s ice hockey team.
  • (Like I said: Harvard probably didn’t argue. If they did, they would lose.)
  • (And she wasn’t sure if she liked the hat her father sent with “♥ SHITTI ♥” embroidered on it, but Lardo busted a gut laughing when Shitty first put it on, so she didn’t get rid of it.)
  • Shitty got a job working for a 501(c)(4) LGBTQ political advocacy organization out of law school.
  • She was invited on the Daily Show once. The extended interview was two and a half hours. She still gets letters.

(Thanks to @aergie, @jenroses, and @icosahedonist from the chat for looking at the draft of this!)

anonymous asked:

Parfois je me demande si tu n'es pas Emmanuel Macron. J'ai l'impression qu'il (tu ??!!) adorerait être un personnage de roman, et que comme il a compris que personne n'ecrirait une chose pareille, il a décidé de le faire lui-même. En plus, "Emmanuel" et "Emma", ça fait fausse identité de quelqu'un qui veut être démasqué.