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What will happen to Tom?

Because of the Flash Forward a lot of us are wondering about Tom’s fate in 05x08 - will he be killed or will he live? Obviously if he is killed, there would be a major shift in the show. First let’s look at support that he will be killed or mortally wounded.

1) The TVLine Blind Item:  Rumor has it that an hour-long drama series on one of the Big 5 broadcast networks is poised to kill off one of its most popular characters (an original series regular), while tacking on a time-tripping twist straight out of How to Get Away With Murder.

According to sources, if the storyline is approved by The Powers That Be at the network, the character in question would be murdered in the show’s forthcoming season premiere, at which point the action would jump back two months. Subsequent episodes would continue to chronicle the eight weeks leading up to [REDACTED]’s death all while dropping clues about the party — or parties? — potentially responsible for the shocking crime. 

2) The TVLine Blind Item confirmed to be The Blacklist:  For the last two months, TVLine readers have been placing their bets on the answer to this Blind Item, which hinted that an hourlong broadcast drama would kill off a major character — via flash-forward, at least — during its season premiere. For those who guessed that The Blacklist would be the one to off a series regular, you can officially redeem those long-awaited bragging rights.

3) Jon Bokenkamp while not confirming Tom’s death, does confirm the Flash Forward will happen: “ We thought, “Why not give a taste of something that’s going to come?” People can see that it’s still a very strange and dark and dangerous and, at times, bloody show. We felt like that was a nice little tease of something big to come. We wanted to acknowledge to the audience that the journey Tom is starting on really puts him on a collision course with trouble. “

4) The description of 05x08 indicates a cosmic shift in the show:  


11/15/2017 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : FALL FINALE. When Tom (Ryan Eggold) goes missing, Liz (Megan Boone) desperately retraces his steps in order to find him. Meanwhile Red’s (James Spader) hunt for the suitcase of bones puts him on a collision course with Tom that will change everyone’s lives forever.

4) Now let’s look at the promo pics for 05x08 that have been released, along with the 05x01 Flash Forward and try to put them in order - or not!

Above it appears Tom is beat up somewhat. He has a cut above his left eye and some under his left nostril. He also has a little bit of blood on his jacket and a little more on the lower part of his shirt. So someone knocked him around. But he is obviously very much alive.

Now some wonder if the above pic is taken after Tom got initially beat up in the first pic. It’s hard to tell. He may have a cut over his left eye.  Certainly there is nothing substantial here as far as wounds. Did he hook up with Red after his first fight (and after changing his clothes)?   I am not convinced though because of the following pics from the Flash Forward in 05x01

Compare the above pic with the first one. He appears to be wearing the same jacket, but unlike the first pic there is way more blood. His face is cut up more, he has blood on his neck, more blood on his jacket, and his shirt is soaked with blood. And this looks to be the same shirt he was wearing in the first pic too. So this obviously happened after the first pic and after the scene with Tom and Red in the 2nd pic. This leads me to believe that the 2nd pic may have been the first in the sequence. Not sure. Either way the 3rd pic appears to be the last one in sequence as his wounds are way more severe than in the prior pics.

Now support for Tom not being killed:

1) It looks like Tom does die in this pic but we don’t know for sure - yet:

2) JB in his interview after 05x01 does not confirm Tom dies.

3) Ryan was tweeted to be in a production trailer during the filming of E05x09. Rebuttal to that - He could have been there to re-do a scene in 05x08, or do a voice-over, or be filmed in a casket for the cemetery scene coming up in 05x09, or film a flashback or dream sequence for Liz. We just don’t know yet.

In any case, personally I am actually enjoying Tom this season like I did in Season 1. He is good at being a bad guy - reckless, dangerous, hiding stuff from Liz, doing stuff behind her back, putting her in danger by using her badge, confronting Red (and you can feel the hate emitting from Red, especially in E05x03), and not thinking things through. It’s like Red said - all this is in Tom’s nature. Men like Tom don’t change. And with all the foreshadowing, even if Tom survives this (which I strongly doubt), it appears the Liz and Tom are doomed forever.

I feel as if cis privilege is a very Western concept. I come from a country where women are raped and even tossed like garbage from the womb because we can’t “carry on the family name” or some other very sexist/fucked up reason. “Passing” isn’t some badge of honor.

Do you know how many Black women just….disappear? Like with no warning? We’re being forced into modern day slavery and sex trafficking but people have the nerve to look me in the face and tell me that because I am not trans I have privilege over them? I’m sorry but this is a very dangerous way of thinking.

And maybe if some people spent their time away from this website more they wouldn’t have such a US centric and narrow view of things.  I have beef with radical and liberal feminists that either A) Hate trans women so they use stories like mine to justify their blind bigotry (no they don’t deserve to die or be harmed because you’re scared of people living in their truth) or B) Refuse to even acknowledge that this shit exists and will blatantly ignore the fact that no matter what they say there is no sort of privilege in being considered garbage before you can even form words with your mouth to speak. When you begin invalidating the experiences of women like myself, who didn’t grow up in a liberal Western bubble, you are ultimately saying “You don’t matter but I will use your pain in ways that will help “prove” my very warped point of view”. My rights have been violated since I exited my mother’s body. I watched White men and women come to our country trying to steal my family members in front of my face for sex tourism. I had to listen to my father tell me how he regretted that I wasn’t a male from early childhood to late adolescence. Since I was a young girl I have been in danger because I am a female.I have escaped rape twice, been the subject of immense emotional/physical abuse, and have been threatened with circumcision.  I do not believe in cis privilege I will never believe in it and if this makes transphobic, if you small minded anti black woman bloggers are 100% okay with completely ignoring your ethnocentrist ways of thinking then so be it. Because as much as I support trans people I will not subscribe to the idea that my genitalia and position as Black woman in a sexist society makes me the oppressor.

Ready to Believe You [2/2]

Emma Swan doesn’t believe in ghosts, or magic, and she sure as hell doesn’t believe in true love, but when things start going bump in the night it’s up to three enterprising (and under-worked) members of Storybrooke’s sheriff’s department  to save the day, and hopefully find a little belief along the way.

(A “Ghostbusters” AU inspired by the 1984 movie.)

Still for @annaamell, still all credit to @trueloveswanjones for the beta and @jemmingart / @shadiestfairyaround for the beautiful cover art. Thank you so much to everybody who commented / tagged / reblogged the first part, I hope you enjoy the ending! And tagging @lenfaz because she asked and her commentary made my life complete.

T, 12k ish. Also on ao3 HERE.

They end up at Granny’s, mostly because there’s not really anywhere else to go, and anyway the grilled cheese is genuinely good. Emma does warn Killian away from the lasagne though, just to be safe.

To Emma’s intense surprise it’s actually, really, really nice.

He makes her laugh, makes her feel young and flirty, makes her want to bat her eyelashes and play coy like the girls she saw in high school. It’s a weird feeling, maybe even a bit uncomfortable, but she’s mostly shocked by how much she likes it. By how much she likes him.

(She still tucks a twenty in his jacket pocket when he goes to pay the bill. There are some things she doesn’t compromise on, and one is being able to buy her own damn lunch.)

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Time To Go

Request: Can you do one where reader decides to leave the Bau to go home for whatever reason. But reid chases her to the airport and tells her he loves her and it’s all fluff and 😍

A/N: This was actually a bit easier than I thought it would be. I found out how to combine both ideas I had in my head. I hope you enjoy!

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Sorry….” Adachi stepped out of the way, eye taking a moment to look over the form of the girl that had just gone past him, a spark of perverse interest sparking in his mind. So instead of leaving the poor girl to her own devices, Adachi instead decided to wait until she had left the shop he had exited and flagging her down. 

Ma’am.” Stepping in front of her, the officer withdrew his badge. “I am Tohru Adachi, and if you don’t mind I do have some questions.” God knows if he could try and push her to follow him home, but it was at least worth a shot. 

This is my family, in this photo we’re celebrating my parent’s year anniversary of their “marriage”. Today I voted yes so that my mothers could marry for real, not just be civil partners in the eyes of the law.

For months I have been scared of the backlash this vote for marriage equality would have. At one point my mother pointed at the t.v. and told me to look closely, a speaker for marriage equality had a black eye despite all the makeup attempting to cover it. I feared for my family, my friends, for everyone wearing a ‘YES equality’ badge.

Though the referendum will be over in a matter of hours, I am still afraid. This fight does not end with the tallying of votes. This referendum has brought out homophobes where I had previously thought there to be none and if this doesn’t pass they will feel justified in their hatred of us.

Ireland needs to set an example, so please vote yes. Vote yes for LGBT+ family members, friends and aquaintances. Vote yes even if you don’t think you have any.

And on a personal note, please vote yes so that my family can be considered equal. Please vote yes so that I can stop being afraid.

physticuffs  asked:

for the record, my background: I'm an agnostic Jew who attended a Jewish day school for most of my life. It is very common for Jews to be agnostic or atheist and I was never pressured for it. we took many Judaic classes but also got the full range of secular studies. I still have a very strong connection to my Jewish heritage and feel that it has enriched my life greatly.

Thank you for your direct and frank criticism.  I think that your situation, as you describe it, of being culturally Jewish but also agnostic, is brilliant.  I esteem cultural commitments to be a very important part of the fabric of society; I enjoy it when people express their culture.  What I do not understand is when I criticize taking a book literally, or calling outdated stories true, I am attacked by people who say that that position is antisemitic, and then go on to say that they do not believe the book anyways…

If someone walked up to me and said: “so your an American, eh?  You know how despicable slavery is, right?”  I would reply: “Actually, though some Americans are actually very racist, I am not one of them.  Slavery was wrong, the confederate flag is a symbol of slavery, and I am glad that America has banned it, because America has progressed.  We were wrong, but we are making progress.”

My confusion lies in the absence of an American/Confederate distinction within Judaism.  I do mean to criticize persons who indoctrinate youth with the just-so stories of the bible; I do not want to criticize people for having a strong, proud culture.  I have never said that Judaism is wrong, that I disapprove of it, or that I object to Jewish people being proud of their heritage, but there are Jewish people in the world for whom being Jewish means heavy, fundamentalist religiosity.  Whether a person teaches their kids that the earth is six-thousand years old, or that one group of people have a manifest destiny over another, that is - in my opinion - wrong.

If you are familiar with Socratic writings, there is this part in one of his dialogs where a speaker accused Socrates of being a “Daedalus”, who “makes the arguments of others become full of life, and move on their own”.  For the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with filthy hate-mail where people seem to want to pin a global anti-semitic badge on me because I wholeheartedly disagree with some very specific behaviors in which some Jewish people participate; my comments against “a practice” have been construed as comments against “a people”.  It really feels like the moderated banding together to shield the extremists.  I’ll keep working on it, because I am committed to advocating reason over religion, but I clearly have no idea how to do that effectively. I cannot, however, ignore the fact that religious indoctrination does go on in religions other than Christianity, because that would be as disingenuous as only wanting to stop abuses against certain minorities, and ignoring injustices against others.

Overall, I want to reiterate my gratefulness you for your objective and reasonable criticism.  It is a breath of fresh air compared to the violent messages I have received all day.  I suppose I deserve it, as I did use satire to make my points.

Thank You


My 21st BIGBANG Giveaway is now closed / over! ^3^~♡

It’s time for my 21st BIGBANG Giveaway! ~(˘▾˘)~

I really like the simple approach, so I am going to keep all of my Giveaways on the easy side from now on. That being said, I will just say that you will receive ALL of the BIGBANG items in the picture above. ^~^ That means everything shown. All CDs, DVDs, Calendars, Keychain, Badges, Buttons, Hats, Gloves, Postcards, Flyers, etc.  

If you have a question about something in the photo, please feel free to message me. There will be a giveaway update page here, which include slightly more detailed photos. 

The giveaway starts Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:30PM, Pacific (US) and ends Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8AM, Pacific (US). 

Complete Giveaway Rules can be found here: Giveaway Rules


There will be ONE WINNER selected to receive ALL of the items. 

To participate in my Giveaway, you must reblog this post. (Please reblog the post ONLY ONE TIME.)  You are free to like the post in addition to reblogging it. (This will give you another entry into the Giveaway.) Please honor these rules or you will be disqualified from the giveaway.

You don’t have to reblog the post directly from me, you can reblog it from anyone. You don’t have to follow me. 

I am happy to ship Worldwide! 。◕‿◕。 (If you are a minor, please obtain permission from your Parents or Legal Guardian before giving out your full name and address.) Any duties and/or customs fees are the responsibility of the Winner.

I hope you like the items I have included and if you choose to participate, Good Luck! 


I spent today hiding from hurricanes.
I can feel your love for me slipping away,
it’s in the eyes.
They’ve clouded over and
the light’s gone out.

I’m picking scabs from the wounds you left,
so I always have these scars that won’t let me forget.
I am numb, but I feel too much.
I am a bag of organs and errors,
the shell of a man filled with guilt, shame and terror.
I have become the abyss.

I want to keep the bruises,
so I keep painting myself with punches,
and wear them like badges of dishonour.
Every day will be my own personal remembrance parade.
I remember the residue of you on my skin,
I loved the way you’d stain me.
You were,
you are,
so beautiful.
I just wanted to be beautiful too.

I would hand you the knife to dig the sin out of me.

But I’m still dead inside.
Haul up the anchor
and let me drift out to sea.
I need to be broken by the storm
to prove I’m still alive.

—  giraffevader - This is the storm that will finally break me

The week had been quiet, full of nothing but catching up on paperwork until his night off had finally rolled around. Not that he could really complain about an easy week, but getting stuck behind a desk for hours on end was enough to make him restless. And while the bar wasn’t exactly what most would consider a particularly calming place it was exactly where the werewolf headed when his badge and uniform were off. Eyes set on the empty pool table as he made his way over to claim it. The unmistakable feeling of a gaze on him as he set up the billiard balls. “You playing?”