WHY-WOULD-YOU-TOUCH-IT

I think the reason everyone likes Orange is the New Black so much is because we get to see everyone’s backstory and realize that even if they seem like a bad person, they’re still human and they have struggles and passions just like everyone else.

Except Vee. Fuck you Vee.

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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[3/8] JAPANESE GODS AND GODDESSES | AMATERASU

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. 

In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, is the sister of Susanoo, the god of storms and the sea, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon. It was written that Amaterasu had painted the landscape with her siblings to create ancient Japan. She became the ruler of the sun and the heavens along with her brother, Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon and ruler of the night. Originally, Amaterasu shared the sky with Tsukuyomi, her husband and brother until, out of disgust, he killed the goddess of food, Uke Mochi. This killing upset Amaterasu, causing her to label Tsukuyomi an evil god and to split away from him; separating night from day.

There is also a long-standing rivalry between Amaterasu and her other brother, Susanoo. When he was to leave Heaven by orders of Izanagi, he went to bid his sister goodbye. Amaterasu was suspicious, but when Susanoo proposed a challenge to prove his sincerity, she accepted. Each of them took an object of the other’s and from it birthed gods and goddesses. Amaterasu birthed three women from Susanoo’s sword while he birthed five men from her necklace. Claiming the gods were hers because they were born of her necklace, she decided that she had won the challenge. The two were content for a time, but her brother became restless and went on a rampage, destroying Amaterasu’s rice fields, hurling a flayed pony at her loom, and killing one of her attendants in a fit of rage. Amaterasu, who was in fury and grief, hid inside the Ama-no-Iwato (“heavenly rock cave”), thus effectively hiding the sun for a long period of time. The world, without the illumination of the sun, became dark. The gods could not lure Amaterasu out of her hiding place until the goddess of dawn, Ame-no-Uzume, was able to trick her into reappearance.

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I prefer to use my hands.

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When Gummi spots a familiar female fan.

"Nezumi, there are still a lot of things out there that I don’t know. But I do know," he hesitated. "—How terrifying it would be for me to lose you. I’m probably more afraid to lose you than anyone—anybody else. I’m so scared, it’s unbearable. I want to make sure you’ll never disappear from my side. I don’t care if you ridicule me, or sneer at me—these are my real feelings."
It was none other than a straightforward and simple confession of love.
I can’t live without another—without you.
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No. 6 Volume 4 Chapter 4 (translated by 9th Avenue

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why don’t you crush what’s left of my soul - 7/25

Lilly & Scotty - Cold Case

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Wishing a happy birthday to this little doll face, Nicole Beharie, with a few of my favorite flashback pictures. Happy 29th Birthday, Nicole!

if you look up jealous type in a dictionary you’ll just find a picture of harry james potter

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When Obi-wan Kenobi decided to remain on Coruscant, to protect and support the transfer of the most vulnerable out of the Empire’s grasp, he never thought it would be permanent. He expected to be dead within the year. He’s still not sure whether or not his luck has been a gift, or a sign that somehow the Force has something worse planned for him.

A quiet child and diligent padawan, Obi-wan suspects the remnants of the Council appointed him to be an experienced nodding head for younger survivors to follow. What they didn’t know was of all of his regrets, none run deeper than the orders he followed in the war. When Yoda tried to close the curtain around the vestiges of the Order and draw them deeper into insularity, it was Obi-wan who suggested Bail Organa and later Padme Amidala. It was Obi-wan who created the system to find gifted children - of any age - before they could be taken into the Inquisitorius or the Hands.

He tries to keep mindful of the present, of padawans without masters, younglings who have known only threat of extermination their whole lives. The children who need instruction in how to trick a Stormtrooper more than they need to know the proper forms. But in the under-levels of the glittering, decaying megalopolis, sometimes it is his ghosts that feel like his only company.

I tried to make this happier but then the trio were involved and that was the end of that. (I keep trying not to make the text so long ah whoops).I think what I like so much about AUs is that somewhere in the twisted reflection of what might have happened you get to hint at the parts you liked best in the first place, in a context that strips away what that grew dull with familiarity.

Might take a break from this after the next one to do the color palette suggestions I’ve got in my inbox that I promise I didn’t forget about. It’s still open if anyone wants to put more in there, too.

oh god in this interview liz touches on the subject of something that has always annoyed me, that is when people make fun of the fact that she and iain used to say fitzsimmons only have a brother/sister relationship. she’s laughing like, “that’s how WE saw it!” and she actually says she feels silly about that now. meanwhile there’s still a part of the fandom that acts like they knew from the beginning that fitzsimmons was gonna have a romantic turn eventually and were sorta trying to “hide that” from the fans or something, when in reality they knew nothing and they were talking honestly about how they saw the relationship. this may be silly of me but i personally think it’s kind of unnecessary to make fun of something that actors say when they’re talking so genuinely about how they feel towards the characters that they play themselves just cause you don’t agree with their opinion, but maybe that’s just me.

i just really wanna hug liz cause she clearly loves fitzsimmons as friends so much god she appreciates their non-romantic relationship SO MUCH she understands the characters SO DAMN WELL and i don’t know whether she personally wants them to be together romantically or not and honestly i couldn’t fucking care any less because she truly believes that they’re amazing together, romantically or not, and that’s what matters the most to me, and apparently to her too, which is pretty fucking amazing if you ask me. it’s pretty rare to see a relationship between a guy and a girl that isn’t romantic, and even though fitzsimmons isn’t 100% like that anymore, it’s hella nice to have two actors who appreciate their amazing relationship so much, and rarely ever talked about the possibility of a romance.

Reasons why Beth Won't Die

Okay so you all know I was pretty convinced for a while there that Beth wasn’t going to make it past season 5. And my reasons for that were pretty much entirely based on things Emily had said.

But in light of a certain article I’ve decided to say “fuck what the cast and crew say, we should rely on the show.”

This is kind of a post made for me, so I can remind myself of these things next time I start thinking about Beth being dead.

So this is a very incomplete summary of why, based on the show, Beth won’t die:

Gimple has in the past said he does not want to redo old plots.

Well, in Andrea we saw a female character get a solo arc only to be killed off upon the reunion with the group.

With Daryl in season 2 we saw Daryl search for a girl only for her to be dead when they found her.

Idk, I find it hard to believe Gimple would give Beth a solo storyline only to kill her off like Andrea, meanwhile have Daryl searching for a dead girl again. Sometimes old storylines get retold, and it can’t be helped, but two old plots in his second season of showrunnership? I doubt it.

Not to mention the fact Gimple cares about these characters. He will only kill them off if he has to. Beth’s death won’t further the plot except to add to Daryl’s pain.

And then there’s The New Sheriff in Town. Gimple could have had Rick put that hat on anyone. He could have had him put it on no one at all and it would have still been an important, symbolic scene of Carl losing the hat. Putting it on Beth, unless it means she’s got an important story coming up, was unnecessary. And Gimple doesn’t do unnecessary.

And the DC spoon. Do I know exactly what it means? No. Does it mean something? Fuck yes.

And the biggest reason is this:

No one has ever expected Beth to survive. No the audience, not the characters. She is a young woman who’s not particularly physically strong. So when Beth told Daryl that he looks at her and see’s just another dead girl, and when she told him that she survived and he doesn’t get it, that was Beth Greene speaking up for all the girls out there who are underestimated. That was Gimple giving a voice to the girls who are seen as weak because they’re not a typical hero.

Killing her now would undermine that. Killing her off so soon after she said those things would tell everyone that no, girls like Beth can’t make it. It would be disrespectful.

That’s not to say Beth will never die, I think she definitely will, but right now? Killing her less than a season after she stood up for herself like that?

So yeah, a lot of the time we have to sit by and watch the other ship get filming spoilers and we see Emily in NYC and yeah, it sucks, but clearly they’re willing to go to big lengths to hide spoilers.

But at the end it comes down to this: Gimple has shown he can write a fucking amazing show. He has shown he respects characters, all characters, for their various strengths. He has put in foreshadowing and hints of big things to come. So it comes down to faith in Gimple to follow through. Faith in Gimple to continue making a great show. And he hasn’t let us down so far.

So I’m done worrying about filming spoilers and news and comments and all that shit. Am I going to say for certain Beth will survive? No. No one knows what might happen. But I’d say she has a pretty great chance of making it to season 6.

Gimple better fucking not let me down.