all-odds-against

If The Signs Were Words...

Aries: verb
To win first place; to achieve a smooth victory against all odds

Taurus: noun
The sedate, whirling rings within an exceptionally old tree’s trunk

Gemini: verb
To speak as quickly & fluidly as a hummingbird’s wings

Cancer: noun
The lingering traces of a thunderstorm – water droplets on flowers, cold breezes, mud, fog, and dark clouds drifting away over the horizon

Leo: verb
To acknowledge one’s own magnificence; to compare thyself to a summer’s day shamelessly and with Shakespearean dignity

Virgo: noun
Fragile trails of sunlight breaking through the clouds of an overcast sky

Libra: verb
To photograph every beautiful thing one sees; to attempt to capture one’s entire life within the camera lens for a fear of wasting it

Scorpio: noun
A painting of the dark oceanic abyss, so real that you could drown in it

Sagittarius: verb
To drive down a barren road with no acknowledgement of the speed limit

Capricorn: noun
The condition or quality of standing alone in one’s vast power

Aquarius: verb
To begin to understand naturally, without epiphany, guidance, or deliberate effort; to take a lifetime to learn a life lesson

Pisces: noun
The inherent dream & duty of a Messiah

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percy jackson & the olympians

                               A half-blood of the eldest gods

                           Shall reach sixteen against all odds

                           And see the world in endless sleep

                       The hero’s soul, cursed blade shall reap

                           A single choice shall end his days

                               Olympus to preserve or raze

Against all odds, Zayn Malik’s debut single is shockingly good, the musical equivalent of pulling back a curtain to reveal a tiger where you expected to find a pile of discounted One Direction calendars. All Miguel-style dirty talk and threats to “piss off the neighbours” with loud sex, Pillowtalk should be prefaced with the public-service announcement: it’s OK, he’s 23.

Lolo Movie (2015) Original Title

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✵ Lolo Movie Storyline:
On holiday in the south of France, chic Parisian sophisticate Violette meets life-loving IT geek Jean-René. Against all odds, there’s a real chemistry between them and at the end of the summer, Jean-René wastes no time in joining his beloved in Paris. But there’s trouble in paradise, and a third party swiftly appears to shatter the couple’s idyll: Lolo, Violette’s ultra-possessive 19-year-old son, who is determined to get rid of his mother’s lover, whatever it takes…

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Release Date : 2015-10-28
Category : Comedy
Casts : Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard, Dany Boon, Julie Delpy
Duration : 99 minutes

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Boxers & Saints (2013)   //  First Second Books.

China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants.

Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from “foreign devils.”

Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of “secondary devils” - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity.

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

By Gene Luen Yang, color: Lark Pien 

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The Walk (2015) Full Movie
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As a boy, Philippe Petit dreams of performing daring feats for dazzled crowds. As an adult (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his life’s ambition comes true when he becomes a high-wire artist who stares death in the face with every step. Under the guidance of mentor Papa Rudy, the French daredevil devises a plan to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. With help from his team and against all odds, Petit attempts the seemingly impossible stunt on Aug. 7, 1974.

  • Initial release: September 30, 2015 (USA)
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Running time: 2h 3m
  • Box office: 44.7 million USD
  • Music composed by: Alan Silvestri

The Walk Full Movie (2015)

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As a boy, Philippe Petit dreams of performing daring feats for dazzled crowds. As an adult (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his life’s ambition comes true when he becomes a high-wire artist who stares death in the face with every step. Under the guidance of mentor Papa Rudy, the French daredevil devises a plan to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. With help from his team and against all odds, Petit attempts the seemingly impossible stunt on Aug. 7, 1974.

  • Initial release: September 30, 2015 (USA)
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Running time: 2h 3m
  • Box office: 44.7 million USD
  • Music composed by: Alan Silvestri

Iowa Upsets

It’s been quite a week for upsets in American politics. On the campaign trail a 74 year-old socialist grandad is, against all odds, giving the Democrat establishment darling Hillary Clinton a run for her corporate money while in the alternate universe inhabited by Republicans the unstoppable Trump juggernaut has been derailed (although possibly only temporarily) by the deeply unappealing Ted Cruz.

I’m talking, of course, about the vastly over-hyped Iowa caucus which has just ended with (at the time of writing) Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders and Democrat Hillary Clinton virtually tied and Republican Ted Cruz having comfortably beaten Donald Trump, with Marco Rubio not far behind them. Even before the political circus set about packing up it’s sideshows and heading off to bother voters in another state, media soothsayers were busily poring over the entrails of the election looking for clues to the future and the candidates themselves were all trying to spin the results to their own advantage.

People will interpret the Iowa vote in whichever way suits them best, but I would suggest that one take-away for supporters of change and democracy in the USA may be hope. It’s not very long since Bernie Sanders was being dismissed as a huge joke and a no-hoper while Hillary, her coffers bulging with corporate cash, was favorite to be crowned Democrat leader. That was the script but Bernie must not have read it because he has run a powerful, principled campaign with huge grass-roots support that has captured the imagination of left-leaning voters, young and old, who are fed up with establishment politics. What Iowa suggests is that, if Bernie can maintain his momentum, he has a good chance of beating Hillary.

Commenting on his remarkable showing, Sanders said “What Iowa has begun tonight is a political revolution. When young people and working people and seniors begin to stand up and say loudly and clearly enough is enough … that the government of our great country belongs to all of us and not just billionaires, when that happens, we will transform this country.” Classic Bernie.

As far as the Republican results go, it’s certainly deeply gratifying on many levels to see Trump being beaten (all together now, LOSER !!) but that must be set against Ted Cruz as the winner. It was like asking voters to pick a favorite between Diarrhea and Toe-Nail Fungus. You would have expected any rational person to say ‘neither, thanks’ or run away screaming, and perhaps some did. This may be good news, further down the line, for the more ‘mainstream’ Marco Rubio if he can manage to emerge as a compromise ‘neither of those two muppets’ candidate. However it is premature to write-off Donald Von Clownstick because he is a master self-publicist, adept at acting up for the cameras and hogging the spotlight.

It’s off to New Hampshire now for the next vote in about a week’s time. There the candidates will be peddling their snake-oil to a more moderate, less religious electorate than in Iowa. Since the Republican candidates are all pretty much as awful as each other it’s only of academic interest how they fare but I’d expect some entertaining nonsense from Trump. On the other side it is important that support for Bernie stays strong and he beats Hillary to keep alive the very faint hope of the radical change America so badly needs (although obviously even establishment Hillary would be preferable to any and all of the Republican candidates).

So .. on with the motley.

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POE x REY modern AU,  where the young and cheery Rey is fascinated by the vintage Jaguar 150 S Roadster her mysterious neighbour owns, a man so far from the usual cliché of a Jaguar owner, that it makes her way too curious. Against all odds, they bound over their love for cars, speed races, and how they both know the name of every Formula ONE champion. And yet, he doesn’t drive anymore. A shock at first for her. ‘You have a Jaguar! Are you insane!?‘ Then, concern –he always wears long sleeves, doesn’t smile easily, never shaves, barely speaks… It becomes clear the day she spots a long scar at the base of his neck which seems to run down his back. A car accident during a race years ago. Since then, impossible for him to sat behind the wheel –his passion now synonym of night terrors. She decides to change that.

Requested by @multiplemisconceptionsofme: completed chaptered Jongkey fics.


PG-13

To Love Again
Stoic
Love to be Loved by You
The Rule Breaker
Against All Odds
A Somewhat Different Fairytale
Not like you
Beautiful People
Photographer
Night Owl
Stop this World
Last Train To Wherever
A Personal Sunrise
Living in the Corner of his Eye
I’ll meet You There
Hey, I’m a Fairy
Misunderstandings
Journal
Cute Glasses, Hide A Bow-shaped Smirk

PG-15/R

Whenever
Angel in Disguise
Synchronization
Mending Wounds
Making an Exception

NC-17

Breaking Innocence
Chase Me
Man’s best Friend
Of Ice and Fire
Twists and Turns
White Fur In The Dark Night
Who’s The Beast?
Like cat and dog… literally
Follow the Sun
Love Therapy.
Just a Game
Gotta Knock a Little Harder
Cat’s Out
Where Are the Treats
Driving Test
Twenty Something
Thumbtack
Bloodlust
Sex School
You’ll Be The Death Of Me
Set Me Free
Camera Shy.
Amore Effrenatus
Colliding Worlds
Beneath Our Imperfections
Jealousy is a Good Thing
Afraid to see myself break


If anyone want other lists just throw an ask and I’ll do my best to make something out of it.

So yeah this is what I now have in the completed chaptered section. If I’m missing fics, let me know and I’ll write it down here~

punkfairie asked:

WOLFSTAR my babes + drama club pls <3

“Professor, I really think I’m more of a lighting and background sort of bloke,” Remus was saying as he followed McGonagall, who looked completely disinterested in hearing his pleas to not be cast. When Remus had said he adored Horatio, he’d meant more in the he had written a few essays about the character sort of way, not the I want to go make an idiot of myself on stage and be in a ton of scenes sort of way. 

“You’re the only one who showed an interest in the part,” McGonagall said, “So it’s yours and –”

They opened the doors to the classroom, where a boy was already waiting. His long hair was tossed in a careless sort of way that Remus thought was only supposed to look good in magazines and he was, against all odds, tossing what looked like a plastic skull up into the air and catching it.

“Ah, and this is our Hamlet. Impressive to find you actually on time, Mister Black.”

“I ditched Chemistry.”