Monumental-Moments

Honestly the amount of people who think Neil and Matt are dating is probably ridiculous. Then there are those risky people that think Neil, Matt, and Dan are in a polyamorous relationship.

Neil is so confused when someone asks about his boyfriend and he’s like “how did you know Andrew and I are together?”

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27 January, 1945 | The liberation of Auschwitz

Never shall I forget that smoke. … Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. Never shall I forget these things, even if I were condemned to live as long as God himself.

Never.

Elie Wiesel, Night

All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes—all of them.  They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all, their conscience, and the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to dwell on and remember…

Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone, “Deaths-Head Revisited”

When Soviet troops arrived at the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 27th of January, 1945, they found roughly 7,500 living prisoners–most of whom were weak, ill, and starving–and hundreds of corpses. Though the camp remained largely in tact, the retreating S.S. had demolished several buildings, including the gas chambers, in an attempt to hide their crimes. Overall, an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered in Auschwitz between 1940 and 1945, making it the most deadly of all the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. The majority of the victims were Jews.

Auschwitz-Birkenau became a museum in 1947, and the UN appointed January 27th as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Seventy years after its liberation, Auschwitz remains the dominant symbol of the Holocaust

Hallelujah

Summary: Through Bucky’s eyes, he falls in and out of love with you.

Pairing: Fem!Reader x Bucky Barnes

Word Count: 1,545 (incl. lyrics)

Warnings: Angst. 

A/N: Heard this song today and well, this came out. Hope you all enjoy.

Originally posted by gliceria


Well I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah 

I remember the day I met her. I recall everything, the clothes she was wearing, the weather, the name of the waitress that was taking my order, how stale the soda became because I was so entranced with her, with the way she moved. I remember everything. And every now and again, my brain goes over this occasion, because it does not want to forget, does not want these details of such a monumental moment in my life to fade away.

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THE SCARLET MIST INCIDENT IS A HOAX

Okay, I get what you’re thinking, I’m crazy, right? The Scarlet Mist Incident was a monumental moment in Gensokyo’s history, it was the incident which caused everybody to go after Remilia, right? And then Reimu and Marisa kicked her ass and everything went back to normal, right? Nobody disputes that! No way.

But I’m here to tell you that that’s wrong. You are sheep, and that story has been shoved down your throats like the sheeple you are. It’s time to wake up.

This is a photo of the Misty Lake during the Scarlet Mist Incident. You can clearly see Reimu in combat with the ice fairy, Cirno. There is no doubting that this is a legitimate photo, yes? Well, pay close attention, because this is the photo that proves the incident is fake.

Now, we know that the ocean reflects the sky above, giving it its color. This is clearly shown in the following photo:

We see that the color of the ocean changes from blue, when the sky is blue at midday, to orange, when the sky is fiery at sunset. Yes?

Well, according to Gensokyo’s historians, the sky, during the incident, was filled with a red mist created by none other than Remilia Scarlet herself. But if the sky was filled with a bright red mist, blocking out the sky…

THEN WHY IS THE LAKEWATER IN THE PHOTO BLUE????

The lakewater is blue. This means that, at the time the photo was taken, the sky was blue. The ‘red mist’ is bullshit.

So why were we lied to? Why would anybody make this up? I’ll tell you why. Reimu Hakurei is a racist asshole. Remilia Scarlet, a kindly, mild-mannered vampire, moved into Gensokyo, and this human couldn’t take it. This human went and beat the shit out of an innocent immigrant, because she is a racist. And Gensokyo’s historians, like the renowned Hieda no Akyuu, are in fact covering up for the shrine maiden’s fascist ways by making Remilia out to be the bad guy. By making youkai out to be the bad guys.

DON’T STAND FOR THIS!

DON’T LET YOURSELF BE FOOLED BY THESE HOAXES!

WAKE UP, YOUKAI OF GENSOKYO!


WAKE UP!!!! #STAYWOKAI

I’ve attempted to put into words how I feel - post election - over and over again, with no resolve. No coherent thoughts. No thesis. No conclusion. I’ve even deleted and rewritten this sentence at least five times. It usually doesn’t take much to move me, one inflammatory sentence and I will have written a soliloquy in response. However, the last few days have been sensory overload. So much happening at once. that it has morphed into incomprehensible white noise; seeming utterly impossible to piece apart and analyze.  


In this moment, this is where I am:


Energy cannot be created or destroyed, rather, it is in a constant state of motion and transformation. The same goes for much of history, or anything else for that matter. Energy is cyclical, because the laws of nature demonstrate this. While this works in nature, it can be quite disjointed and disconcerting when applied to our human world. It seems as though for every monumental moment of progress, there is an even larger regression; Hence, the second universal law of nature: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Known as Newton’s law to some and karma to others, the “boomerang” effect  that we are living in is nothing new. Opposition is in our nature and serves as the cornerstone and motivation to some the greatest movements in our history. But I believe that in order for opposition to be constructive to our society, it must be birthed from a place of love and a desire for justice. To strive to feel empowered is not a sin; in fact, it’s an unalienable right. The sin is to believe that your empowerment must be firmly planted in the oppression of others. That is the difference between the beautiful Civil Right’s movement and the horrific actions of the continuous ground swelling of White Supremacy. What made MLK Jr.  a visionary and leader and Hitler a war criminal? Simply this:  The difference between understanding that we’re “Stronger Together” and the idea that “ I alone can make America Great Again”.


But now that President-elect Trump is a reality. Our reality.  And now that millions of Americans feel as though their vocalized hate and aggression are justified, what do we do? How do we break this cycle? How do we transform this energy?


We must ensure that the baton of progress that President Obama has ran forth with is not dropped.  We cannot lose our focus or momentum because of this scary, tumultuous change of course.  


It starts by each and every one of us becoming our personalized version and manifestation of the Hope and Change. It starts on a local level, on an intra/inter-personal level.


Before I take action, I must realign myself and ensure that my words and actions are not “in spite of” anyone, even if others spend every waking moment spiting me.
Because that my friend, is falling into the vicious cycle hate and fear.
We must unite with love, change potential to kinetic and actively transform this energy into constructive action.
We must be decisive in supporting grassroots organizations which aim to protect the opportunities and rights of those who are overlooked. Create your list, find your local officials, support your neighbors and neighborhood, locally and globally. We are not and will not become passive members of our society. I refuse to watch the undoing of centuries of progress. We are Generation Z.

People hold whole worlds inside themselves
Full of histories, emotions, memories
Walking monuments to the moments that shaped them
We meet and whole worlds collide and shuffle;
As we take people into our lives we decide
Do they fit in our existing space
Or do we create new orbits as we fall in love,
Accept new thoughts or adapt to new ways of life.
The magnitude of these worlds, the intricacy of all they hold
Of all they have to say and share with us
Shakes me to the core.

© Courtney Turley 2017

tjlc + finale patterns

I have 100% confidence that there will be a monumental moment between sherlock and john at the end of TFP, and the reason I am so certain is the pattern of final scenes in the first 3 seasons:

sherlock and john both agreeing to die together to stop moriarty, john’s speech at sherlock’s grave, and of course, everything sherlock didn’t say during the tarmac scene. these moments have developed over the course of the show as have sherlock and john’s relationship, and have become more personal and intimate each time. none of this is coincidence; every sequence of events is carefully calculated by the writers - they choose to make these the scenes that we are left with, they want us to be thinking about it until the next season. 

if season 4 continues with the same pattern (and why wouldn’t it?), it’ll mean that at the end of TFP we will be getting another personal scene between sherlock and john, and one which will have to top the tarmac one. my head spins trying to think of something that tugs on the heartstrings more than “John, there’s something I should say, I’ve meant to say, always and never have’, but it has to leave the season tied up with the cast and crew’s description of: “groundbreaking”, “television history” which has “never been done before”. there seems, then, to be only one possible scenario that will fit this template, and I truly believe that it will be a love confession.

Maybe... just MAYBE we should be grateful?

Today I found myself thinking about the patterns of TVD, and in doing that, I started to wonder, ‘is this monstrosity going down really so out of the ordinary?’ The lack of bamon thus far in the season? The painful FORCING of Bonenzo? Is this really so blasphemously new and unheard of?? I realized that the answer was resounding NO! 

The writers have always, ALWAYS brought in Bamon at the end, to heatedly - irrevocably wrap the season!

Pause and think about it, and you’ll realize as well! Majority of our most monumental Bamon moments were received during the tail end of the season! Bamon dance - 2x18, Bamon hug - 4x15, Bamon “thank you” - 1x22, LOADS of delicious Bamon scenes (#TeamBonnie) - 3x21, Bamon DYING TOGETHER - 5X22! IN THE END!!! Writers even did it season 6! The only difference was, with season 6, we were SO BLESSED to have EPIC Bamon scenes both in the beginning AND in the end!!! 

Even just think back to last season! Aside from our “3 seconds” speech in 7x01, we received THE MOST PIVOTAL Bamon moments IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SEASON!!! 

The more I thought about it, the more confident I became that that is JUST what is happening this time around! 

BUT Our Bamon time is COMING. Mark my words, because Bamon is JUST as much inevitable as they were season 1, - even more so! They WILL happen! They literally have NO CHOICE, BUT to! They’ve been happening little by little each season of the show. EVERYTHING has been pointing to them, since the beginning of the series! EVERYTHING IS BAMON, AND EVERYTHING HURTS!!! They are epic.

And maybe, just maybe, we should be grateful this final season, because, at least we don’t have to suffer through Delena, until it’s Bamon time! At least we don’t have to witness Bonnie being put on the back burner time and TIME AGAIN! Nope! This time we get to witness Bonenzo. And this time it’s Damon who’s on the back burner. It’s kind of perfect in a way. Perfect symmetry. 

I’m starting to think that instead of Elena and Jeremy being equivalent obstacles for Bamon, it’s KATHERINE and Jeremy who were equal obstacles. And ENZO and Elena, who are equals! But rest assured, BAMILY! 

Bamon time is COMING! Bamon time is ON. THE. WAY. And I’m thinking they might just knock us off of our FEET! Lord knows they gave us some amazing things last season! I have been PRAYING SO HARD for Bamon!!! I hope our OTP give us more than we could’ve dreamed, hoped, or imagined! I’m hopeful! I’m more hopeful than ever before. I can’t wait to see it all unfold!!!!!!!!

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idkdk just a thing?? i’m so glad kiri survived future arc because the ending was a mess and if she did, not only would a wonderful char be dead but also i wouldn’t be able to ignore the whole thing entirely haha. But, at the same time, I’m so iffy when people are like “I knew she wouldn’t die for him bc it’s ooc” because I feel like when she did that, it was actually a very monumental moment in her development. Her whole life, she’s been putting her own survival first (which is very fair), and at the end of DR1 she puts Naegi’s life on the line to save herself. So, I think that when she turned around and decided her friends were more important, it was meant to show how much she’s changed as a person from that cold person she once was. It also shows how much she trusts Naegi to live on after her (and trust is something she REALLY struggled with in DR1). 

I’m sorta just rambling at this point but I just wanted to get this off my chest because although she survived, her sacrifice is so important to me because it shows how much she has grown since DR1 and…. UGH I love Kyouko 

Harry Potter Marauders Preference: First Kiss

Requested by @blueyedangel94

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(A/N: All these guys are my headcanons for the character. Just as an fyi)


James: He would make a pretty big deal about it. He wanted it to be semi-public and he knew he would tell all the others about it later anyways. It was late into a passing period. You both were walking together in between classes, making small talk. He would then stop, gently push you against the wall, and leave a soft, romantic kiss on your lips. Some people saw and giggled and oohed, but you two didn’t care. Right there, it was just the two of you. Naturally, the news would spread all about the school. Every time it was passed, the details got more vivid. But, you two would know the truth.

Originally posted by scrapbookofmarauders

Sirius: He would want to make it as public as humanly possible. He would make sure everyone at the school got to witness this monumental moment for the two of you. You would all be gathered in the great hall for dinner. Everyone would be eating when he would leap on to his seat and proclaim his attraction to you. He would make this whole big lovey dovey speech before hopping down, pulling you up out of your seat to the middle of the isle, and kissing you passionately on the lips. The hall would erupt with smiles and whistles, but that’s exactly the reaction he would want. 

Originally posted by your-harry-potter-imagines

Remus: He would want to make it private, but romantic. He would set up the Shrieking Shack with candles (carefully, of course. He’s not stupid). He would have some music going on in the background softly. He would bring you over and you would just have a night to yourselves. You would talk and slow dance and all this romantic stuff. As the stars came out he would slowly lean in and kiss you gently on the lips. He would pull away quickly and you would both blush. You would barely be able to look at each other before you went back in for another kiss. This time, no one would pull away too soon.

Originally posted by stagdogwolfandrat

Peter: You would totally have your first kiss by accident. The snow would be falling and the cold would be settling in. The marauders would have the time of their lives with their winter themed pranks. This time it was turning all the floors into ice. Everyone would be slip sliding into their classrooms. You were no exception. You had finally gotten the swing of it when four boys came charging down the corridor. The first three barely missed you, but the last one slammed straight in to you. You knew it was Peter the instant your lips pushed together. You both pulled back and hopped up before awkwardly blushing and smiling at one another. You knew you’d have to talk about it later.

Originally posted by marauderseraimagines

Snape: He would be way to shy to kiss you. So, you would take charge. Every would be out one day doing one thing or another. You two would be sitting in the library, curled up by the fireplace with the books you were reading. You would then quickly put your book down, turn his face towards you, and kiss him straight on the lips. It was quick and you pulled away after a few seconds. Both of you would be bright red. No words would be spoken. But, with a burst of confidence, he would go back in for another kiss. It would be just as sweet and romantic as the first. That was all you needed.

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sweetviciouswrites  asked:

“Help me get this mini fridge past the security guard.” (ophelia/jules)

     Freezing for a moment, Jules’ lips parted, but nothing but a weak puff of air escaped. “Why do you need a––” She broke off as Ophelia shot her a look, cringing as she moved over to help her. At least there was no dead body in the fridge. Internally, she winced. A joke made in poor taste; she blamed Ophelia for it. 

Watching Barton from across the hallway, his eyes practically glued to the screen of his computer, she glanced back to find Ophelia making the same face she made when she had street meat –– and it wasn’t pretty. “What?” Jules asked, instantly alarmed. Her hand almost drifted to the switchblade she kept by her hip, buried in her pockets (she never wore anything without pockets). 

“I… May have had a burrito before doing this, and it’s not…. Let’s just say if we don’t haul ass, I’m going to being hauling a lot more than that for a block home, so..” 

“Okay, okay, no need for details!” Scrunching up her face in a grimace, Jules bent down to continue pushing. About halfway there she stood suddenly, leaving Ophelia to peer up at her, that same tell-tale look of dread on her face. “Wait––” Breathing out, Jules eyed the mini-fridge. “It’s probably taking us more effort to push it on the ground than it would if we just carried it… Let’s just do that!” 

Then, looking over Ophelia, her rumbling stomach, and the lengths they still had to walk to get all the way up to her apartment, she swiftly said, “Yeah, um, never-mind, let’s just keep going before things get ugly.” 

God, the things she does for this girl… 

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I wanna start from the top, maybe like a do-over
replace the voices in my head with blind innocence

I wanna complete re-do, maybe change my name
Report the loses grab the claim, it’s a shame it’s such a shame
We’re pissing away our time cause we’re pissing away these beers
No monumental moment ever came from saying
“Come on dude, just take one more shot” 

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People are starting to vote early in swing states like Ohio and their responses and excitement are so refreshing

Early voting started on Wednesday in Ohio, one of the nation’s most crucial swing states. For some heading to the polls, casting a ballot felt like a monumental moment. Kendally Brown, Ohio deputy digital director for the Hillary Clinton campaign, captured one woman’s heartwarming reaction after voting for Clinton.

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