ONWARDS!!!!!

August twenty-seventh turned
to August twenty-eighth
sheet lightning
brightened the distant skies
there was rain nor rumble
my god, I could see
all the stars
— 

You were there; I was at peace

We spoke the universe’s tongue
with all answers within
our reach

The endless desert held no secrets

I saw your God and your demon
and I understood

You saw my need to go onward
and you understood

It was all a dream, yet anything
but just a dream
you answered my plea

We were one without being each
other’s missing piece

August’s dream - M.A. Tempels © 2016

anonymous asked:

why did you stop watching the show got?

I think I’ll have to make a faq about this because maybe it’s not so obvious to new followers. I haven’t stopped watching it, though. As I said in previous asks, I only watch the storylines I still care about and skim through the rest. But I still appreciate the visual aspect of it and haven’t given up completely - yet.

In short, it’s because I strongly disagree with the showrunners’ adaptation choices in terms of storylines and characters. Especially from season 5 onwards, they have either butchered the source material (e.g. show!Dorne) or, after running out of source material, created new plots that make zero sense (e.g. Sansa marrying Ramsay, Shireen’s sacrifice, Jaime going to Dorne, Jon becoming KitN etc.)

Also, I feel like nowadays the show only cares about shocking the viewers with more blood and unnecessary sexual violence, or making them go “oooh” at Daenerys’s latest recycled speech or Tyrion’s new joke, but most of the time the storylines have zero substance and fall flat. Because D&D don’t understand the characters and their motivations, but only see and care about the shocking moments that those motivations have led to. And let’s not forget the show’s problems with misogyny, ableism or racism (though ASOIAF has those too).

You can check my got negativity tag and my meta: show tag for more details and in-depth discussions.

Carla's Dreams - Please (Te Rog)

Disclaimer: this isn’t all that literal, I do not enjoy literal translations, but I did try to keep it as accurate as possible. I realized you asked a while ago for this translation and I didn’t really have anything to do, so I went for it.Tell me if I should do “Acele” too, I really like that one.

Maybe it’s gotten too far
And your absence amounts only to pain
Emotions through cable
Alas, you’re not there and neither am I
But you weren’t there leaving meaningless periods
It’s for the first time when you can fall
When you can fall from lows to heights

And you’ve left me the diary but erased the ending
There’s shards of glass all over the asphalt when reveries shatter
Becoming memories

Please don’t say that you’ll leave
For the cobalt sea
And that your window is more than a way towards sky’s horizon
Please stop saying that our love has perished
And that from today onward I’ll only sense you in rain’s drops

You don’t believe me but I know what hides behind your eyes
I can feel you in every heartbeat
Merely inches between us and we don’t hold back anymore
And I remember you’ve said so many times
That there’s no difference between ascending and descending
Stairs leading nowhere may lead us far above the clouds

And you’ve left me the diary but erased the ending
There’s shards of glass all over the asphalt when reveries shatter
Becoming memories

Please don’t say that you’ll leave
For the cobalt sea
And that your window is more than a way towards sky’s horizon
Please stop saying that our love has perished
And that from today onward I’ll only sense you in rain’s drops

Tell me, I beg of you, tell me
That I’m not going mad
And we’ll be together
And no storm
Will ever quench
The looks we share

Please don’t say that you’ll leave
For the cobalt sea
And that your window is more than a way towards sky’s horizon
Please stop saying that our love has perished
And that from today onward I’ll only sense you in rain’s drops

Thank you very much, @equinoce ! We’d love to see “Acele”, too!

Clarification: Natalia met the Winter Soldier when she was around 22-24 years old. Not 17, not younger. That was in the late 50s in Earth 616 (around 1958). She was born four years after Bucky was and eight years after Steve was (Steve was older in the comics). Of course the MCU is a different universe and so not everything that happened in the comics happened in the movies. However, in the MCU it was also mentioned that she was an ex-KGB spy and that she was born in 1984. But the KGB fell around 1991. Wouldn’t that mean she would’ve been around six or seven then? And also a little too young to be a spy in the KGB? Plus she was also pretty much involved in the Cold War (40s onwards) and the Winter Soldier had practically been a ‘gift to humanity’ as well.

Just saying. If you guys watched the first season of Agent Carter, there was a clip showing the Red Room via Dottie Underwood’s flashback. Yes, it was the similar Red Room Natalia trained in. And the timeline for Agent Carter was immediately after the war (around 1945 onwards). Now if what I’m relaying is right, the MCU HAS A LOT TO EXPLAIN BECAUSE ITS PEOPLE ARE CONFUSED AF