anonymous asked:

ali's olympics profile says she wants to pursue a career in sports broadcasting after retiring :3 and her interests include dancing o.O

Well I knew about the broadcast part but not about the dancing….

When you’re honest you have the opportunity to affect somebody for their entire lives. When you’re not you can entertain them for an hour. And I’d rather choose the first option.
—  Chris Colfer on The Michelangelo Signorile Show talking about being open about your sexuality in the entertainment industry (July 13, 2016)
Lady - Thor x Reader

Request: “Could you write something where Thor has a huge crush on the reader so he loses his temper when a guy tries to kiss her against her will? Kickass Thor, yeah!”

Originally posted by thordaily

It was a feast, celebrating a victory on Midgard. Many Asgardians had been invited, including yourself. Two hours in and you had been separated from your friends. Thor was at the head table, drinking and feasting and watching all the dancing. You watched him absently, dancing with strangers and mere acquaintances. you switched partners and were dancing with a man who’s breath stunk of strong liquor and whose rough hands gripped you tightly. The music suddenly stopped as Thor stood to address the hall. The man released you but remained close to your side.

Thor’s deep voice boomed around the room, “Friends! We are gathered to celebrate-”

The man beside you suddenly grabbed you, pulling you towards him and smashing his lips against yours. You pushed him away, your fist connecting with his jaw. The crowd parted slightly around you as you moved away from him, your breaths shaky with shock.

There was a loud thud as Thor slammed his hammer on the table, which broke under his force.

“You!” He bellowed, staring right at the man who had tried to kiss you.

“You do not touch Lady (Y/n), or any other Maiden without their consent.” Thor bellowed, standing up and pointing his hammer at the man.

“Get out.” He continued, pointing to the door, “You are no longer welcome here. I do not want to see you again. (Y/n) will not see you either. You will remain out of our sight.”

The man stood up, his face red with anger and embarrassment. You thought he was going to say something but instead he left the room, the crowd parting around him.

Once the door had shut behind him with a loud thud, Thor raised a fist in the air, “May the party recommence!”

The music started playing and everyone went back to dancing, the chatter quickly picking up again and everything was back to normal.

You turned in the crowd, trying to escape from the center of the room. When you reached the table of wine and ale, a deep voice sounded behind you.

“I am sure you could have handled him yourself, Lady (Y/n), but I was not capable of sitting back and watching him treat you in that manner.”

You turned to Thor, smiling slightly.

“Thank you, Thor. I do appreciate it.”

“It was my pleasure, Lady (Y/n).”

You laughed slightly, “If it’s alright with you, would you mind calling me just (Y/n)?”

Thor nodded, “Of course. Whatever you wish.”

You took a sip of your drink, Thor doing the same.

“So how did you notice what was going on?” You asked curiously.

Thor drained his cup and placed it on the table with a clang. “My eyes were drawn to you. I have- You are quite endearing, (Y/n).”

You swallowed. “Oh.”

“I’m sorry if I have made you uncomfortable.” He said quickly.

“No, no. I just- I didn’t realise you-”

Thor smiled as you stammered. A new song started playing and Thor held out a hand, “Perhaps we could dance?”

You smiled, taking his hand, “It would be my pleasure.”

“Thank you, (Y/n).”

Thor led you out into the centre of the wall, twirling you around to the Asgardian music, his laughter booming out across the crowd as you chatted.

At the end of the night, Thor took you aside and told you how he felt about you, how he had enjoyed the night, and the anger that had bubbled inside him when he saw that man try to kiss you.

You kissed Thor, his lips tasting of ale and warm to the touch.

Just a little thing about the jokes in Ghostbusters 2016

I admit, I’ve only seen this movie once and I haven’t seen the original in many years, but I think the new film’s jokes are a little more cerebral (to use the term the film itself used) than the old film’s.  And, I suspect I missed a bunch as have some of the reviewers I’ve seen.  SPOILERS follow:

I remember the old film as having mostly slapstick comedy.  Also male-type humor, like making fun of the EPA guy’s ‘equipment’ and Rick Moranis’ distinct lack of machismo, despite his best efforts at presenting himself as a studly, popular man about town.  Also stuff like making Sigourney Weaver’s character get possessed and then want to have sexy times with Bill Murray after literally being sucked into her refrigerator.

This one, though, had a bunch of jokes that you had to have some background for in order to think they were funny.  You have to know the full name of the actor on the screen to get one.  You have to have seen JAWS to get one.  You have to have lived in either New York or New Jersey to get one.  (OK, so you probably don’t have to have lived there, but I can say that having lived on the ‘other side’ for two years, that joke was way funnier to me than it was to my daughter, who hasn’t.)  You have to know about all the internet comments that have swarmed around this film ever since it was announced to get several of the jokes.  You have to look in the background and see Taxi Driver and Willard up on the marquees in Times Square and then understand the connection between those films and the antagonist of this film.  (Hint:  It’s the social outcast and his actions thing.)  And, probably most importantly, you have to have seen the first film.

You also have to interpret the things you see like Holtzmann’s ‘Screw U’ necklace and the very 1980s suits that Erin wears.  (Seriously, in 1984 I had the same suit she’s wearing at the beginning, except that mine was a different color.) 

And, you have to take into consideration the things like the first ghost being that of a woman who had been locked in the basement for years in a house owned by a racist, privileged man.

Compare, for example, the scene where Erin is trying to get through the glass wall of the restaurant to the scene in the first film where Rick Moranis is trying to do the same thing.  In the old film, there’s the dorky guy who just wants to be popular banging on the glass walls and being ignored by the rich patrons inside while he is chased down by wild supernatural animals.  In the new film, there’s the female scientist banging on the glass walls and trying to slide them open so that she can warn the rich, influential patrons inside of the coming disaster.  She isn’t ignored, though, she’s called ‘sad’ for trying to get through the glass.  Sure, it’s a glass wall instead of a glass ceiling, but it seems pretty clear that she’s fighting ghosts of the past (look again at the movies on the marquees at the end and the ghost pilgrims and such in the final showdown), both literal and figurative here.  Rick Moranis’ character from the original film could easily have been the antagonist in this film.  They are treated much the same, but while he is merely ignored, she is insulted as well.

An important moment in the film is when the antagonist is explaining his motivation.  He feels like he’s been mocked and ignored and cast aside for his entire life.  But when Abby tells him that he sure as hell isn’t the only one in that situation, having had a similar experience, and that he shouldn’t go through with his plan, he ignores her.  He even stated earlier in the film that he recognized Patty’s similar plight in her job, but he still doesn’t care.  Her problem isn’t his problem.  He just wants to be admired and followed, even if he has to become a ghost himself to get there.  It’s all about his big, male ego, and how that outweighs anyone else.  He blames everyone but himself, while the women he’s talking to try to get him to see that, yeah, there’s a lot of oppression going on and a lot of jerks out there, and they’ve had a really hard time of it, too, but they’re going to keep on working to make things better and maybe he could at least see that good people exist, too.  But he’d literally rather die than see things from their perspective and count them as equally important as himself.

There are a lot of ghosts, both literal and figurative, in this film.  Lots of stuff being recalled from the 80s and the 70s and even Pilgrim days.  But in the end, it is so very timely that these women decide to go for change and perseverance and community while most of the men are either trying to deny the problem exists or just blow the whole thing all to hell if they can’t get enough wontons in their soup.

  • me, a stressed potato in need of money:i gotta open commissions but im afraid itll add even more stress and anxiety and ill feel like crap for weeks but i hardly have a choice
  • kind, patient, and communicative people with ideas and character so cool the work feel like absolute joy:YO