and some other of her books

This is what I love about OUAT. Belle comes looking for help, she tells Emma and Killian that she’s estranged from her husband, and a few things happen. Emma deems that Granny’s is not good enough, she wants to do better for her friend. But she can’t go right now. So Killian and Belle go alone. And there’s not a hint of worry or jealousy or any of the silly drama that you’d get in some other shows when the main character’s boyfriend goes off alone with a newly-single friend.

Emma wants better for Belle, and doesn’t bat an eyelid at the idea of Killian helping her find that. Because this is a real relationship and real friendship and there’s trust and yeah. I just love that.

Mj reread: Katniss’ choice

Hello, everyone! I’m making another analysis for the Mockingjay reread. This time, I’m going to talk about something that is often misinterpreted in the THG fandom: Katniss’ choice.

Most THG fans can see that Katniss chose Peeta because she loved him, but there are still many people that can’t see that. They say that Katniss only chose Peeta because he was the easiest choice, because he was all she had left, because Gale abandoned her, because she didn’t want to be alone. Some even say that she didn’t even make a choice. And this really bothers me, because none of this is is true.

But the thing is: Why do these people misinterpret her choice? I’ve been wondering this since I joined the THG fandom, but now, I think I have an answer to that: It’s because they didn’t understand other elements of the book. And now I’m talking about these elements:

1- Katniss DID love Peeta:

Yes, she did love him, and it was in a romantic way. When we analyze the things Katniss felt and thought about him, it gets pretty obvious. She craved his affections. She only felt the hunger with his kisses. She wanted him. She couldn’t live without him. She couldn’t bear being rejected by him. She admitted she loved him more than once, despite all of her fears. If this is not love to you, you surely don’t know what love is.

2- Katniss DIDN’T love Gale:

Yes, she didn’t love him in a romantic way, and no one can deny that. Nowhere in canon did she say or imply she wanted more than friendship with him. Even when she thought she had “chosen” him, her choice felt wrong and she regreted it a few hours later. She always felt guilty for not loving him back, and she even said that she loved him in a limited way. 

3- Katniss’ relationship with Gale deteriorated throughout Mj:

Some people think that only Prim’s death put a distance between them, but it’s not true. They argued MANY times, and there were moments where Katniss said that their friendship wasn’t the same, that their disagreements were tearing them apart. By the end of the book, not even their friendship survived, because they weren’t good for each other. And Katniss knew that. That’s why she felt relieved when Greasy Sae told her he was in District 2.

4- Katniss never wanted a romantic relationship:

Yeah, it’s true, but people often forget that. She didn’t want a romantic relationship. She didn’t want to ever fall in love. And she could live just fine without any of that. So the idea that she only chose Peeta because she didn’t want to be alone is ridiculous. She could be only friends with Peeta, if she wanted, but she chose to be with him, despite all her fears in regards to love. And this means that her feelings for him were really deep.

5- Peeta wasn’t an easy choice:

Katniss said that Peeta was her dandelion in the spring, that he gave her hope, that he could make her life better. But he was still recovering from the hijacking. He still had episodes. He still could kill her. So he wasn’t an easy choice. Most women wouldn’t want to be with him in this situation. 

But Katniss wanted him anyway, and she focused on his qualities and ignored his flaws because she was seeing him with eyes of love. To her, only the good side of being with him mattered. And that’s what happens when we really love someone.

6- Katniss said she would have ended up with Peeta anyway:

Yeah, she said that. So no one can say she wouldn’t have ended up with him in another circumstance.

When we understand all of this, there’s no doubt: Katniss’ choice was out of love.

Thanks for reading!

Nymeria Shepard

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of Shepard when not in active duty. Letting her hair down figuratively and/or literally, speaking more softly, laughing more freely, tinkering with her weapons like the nerd she is, working out, reading a book, that kind of thing :)

clubpenguingirl123  asked:

I have some questions to ask, 1.So are Pippa's friends the only ones that know about Pippa and Tucker? 2. What would happen if anyone (flippy, toon resistance, idk anyone) know about Pippa and Tucker?

1. sort of? pippa tries her best to keep her friendship with tucker hidden from her toon friends, though a small few may know. its also hidden from the cogs too for the most part, though tucker might be more willing to share it with his close friend or others might be able to figure it out eventually (chainey) and keep the secret as well. but yeah, for the most part, it’s kept pretty secret

2. its considered a high security risk, so pippa would likely be put into prison for a long, long time. if she’s considered not too much of a threat or if someone pull some strings, she might be let out to live her life again, but with certain restrictions (constant watch, curfews, etc) since her and tucker hanging out is pretty much treason. she would definitely not be allowed to see him again.

In third grade I had this teacher who would give every student the same grade on each assignment. After the A at the top of the paper, she’d mark all the wrong answers with a red pen, and then would come by each student’s desk to talk to us about where we went wrong. Together we would fix each sentence or math problem until it was right. 
At Parent night, one of the dad’s complained that his daughter worked hard to get her A, and that some of the other kids deserved to fail. The teacher allowed him to finish talking, and then responded in the same polite tone she always used in the classroom. “I’m not teaching your children how to pass test… I’m guiding them on how to learn.”
Months later our teacher posted everyone’s final grade on the board, and at first, no one was surprised to see we all had A’s. But after looking closer at our papers, and book reports, and our final assignments, we didn’t see any red ink on them.

I don’t think we should lie to children and tell them they got it all right if they didn’t. That doesn’t help anyone. But I also know that if you keep telling a child they are a failure; they messed up; or they did a bad job, after a while they’ll start agreeing.
—  Dominic Matthew Jackson, Learning to Learn

Fairy Inspired Glow in the Dark Bookmarks by Manon Richard

Canadian jewelry designer and photographer Manon Richard creates exquisite fairy inspired treasures, lockets, rings and other enchanting accessories. Richard’s spellbinding creations contain a turquoise illuminating power source, which reminds us of pure magic.

Inspired my mythological creatures, the enchanting forest and other woodland and dainty beings, the glow in the dark accessories will immediately bewitch you. Find her entire collection in her Etsy shop.

View some of our favorite glow in the dark jewelry pieces here!

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there’s that post with the beta kid’s Instagram going around and while i think it’s very aesthetically pleasant to look at it is honestly sacrificing character in order to be pretty. none of these kids would have pretty instagrams. like rose’s would be like:

  • [ picture of her foot stomping on an anthill, blurry probably due to movement; superimposed letters read “human beings in a mob”]
  • [video of her reciting ophelia’s soliloquy either while fully clothed in the shower or while eating cereal loudly]
  • [four extreme close-up creepshots of santa at the mall, posted one after the other, no captions]
  • [aesthetically corny picture of a human skull and some flowers that she broke into the science building to take (flowers are hers, specifically brought for this purpose)]
  • [picture of her pulling the skull close to her face like they’re cheek to cheek, deadfaced, caption reads “Twinsies”]
  • [selfie where you can “””casually”””” see the pile of books she is ‘“””reading””” in the background]
  • [picture of a knitted sweater that reads ‘@wolfpupy: me: [wearing my cool goth clothes
    some guy yelling from a car: halloween was yesterday
    me: halloween is forever bitch]

Had my first day of class today and it was the introduction into my storyboarding class and it was AWWSOME AND IM SO EXCITED

I get to make an animatic for the final project!!! I already have and idea here’s a hint: It’s gay


“As a young boy, the Prince of Dragonstone was bookish to a fault. He was reading so early that men said Queen Rhaella must have swallowed some books and a candle whilst he was in her womb. Rhaegar took no interest in the play of other children. The maesters were awed by his wits, but his father’s knights would jest sourly that Baelor the Blessed had been born again. Until one day Prince Rhaegar found something in his scrolls that changed him. No one knows what it might have been, only that the boy suddenly appeared early one morning in the yard as the knights were donning their steel. He walked up to Ser Willem Darry, the master-at-arms, and said, ’I will require a sword and armor. It seems I must be a warrior.


In Pursuit of Admirable Girls with @kei__okuda

To see more of Kei’s artwork, follow @kei__okuda on Instagram.

(This interview was conducted in Japanese.)

Many people have role models, Kei Okuda’s (@kei__okuda) just happen to exist in her imagination. Using a ballpoint pen and blots of watercolor, the 25-year-old aspiring illustrator brings her interpretation of “admirable girls” to life. “Modest yet fashionable, and hairstyles that are in trend — I try to draw girls who I want to be like, and who I think are charming,” she explains.

Last June, Kei left her hometown in Japan’s Mie prefecture and moved to Tokyo in pursuit of her lifelong dream of becoming a picture book illustrator. Some of the friends she’s made on her journey are people who have shown interest in her artwork on Instagram. Joining photo walks and InstaMeets, Kei is finding joy in preserving fun moments, and even being a model herself for other people’s photos. “Although there’s no direct connection between photography and my drawings, I think it does have some impact on my illustrations — like my favorite expressions on friends’ faces and the atmosphere of the changing seasons,” says Kei. “After all, my drawings and photos are both captures of my favorite things.”

me, when only reading some light novel-ish books and maybe watching a few tv shows:

nice trash can, pleasant to be around, nice enviroment, simple but decent

me, after reading tons more books and watching anime and discovering ships:

gross, old trash can that no one ever pays attention to other than her other trash friends because all she talks about is her fandoms

The pettiest of revenges on a stranger on the train.

I was riding on the BART Train from the East Bay area (CA) to San Francisco this morning and it got decently crowded, as it tends to do. I was standing, as were a handful of other people, and some youngish guy was taking up two seats. He must have been heading to SFO, because he had a traveling backpack on his lap and a pretty big luggage bag on the seat closest to the window. He notices people coming in and avoids eye contact, keeps his nose buried in his book, keeps his white earbuds in, and ignores people who ask him to move his bag.

Finally, an elderly lady gets on the train and she asks him (very nicely) if he’ll move his stuff. He looks up at her, takes out his headphones, tells her to “piss off,” and then looks back down at his book. She looked shocked, but a businesswoman stood up and gave her her seat on the train.

The book the guy was reading is a very popular novel from an extremely popular fantasy series that has to do with thrones and games and ice and fire. When I got off the train at my stop, I tapped him on the shoulder and when he took of his headphones, I spoiled the single biggest event in the book for him. I could tell by how far the pages were turned that he hadn’t gotten there yet and the look on his face was priceless. Nobody on the train noticed what I did and I kept walking with a smile on my face.


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(Some of) the best picture books of 2015

Imaginary Fred (written by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers)

Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred. Fred floated like a feather in the wind until Sam, a lonely little boy, wished for him and, together, they found a friendship like no other.

The Princess and the Pony (written and illustrated by Kate Beaton)

Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn’t quite get the horse of her dreams…

The Bear and the Piano (written and illustrated by David Litchfield)

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind.

This is Sadie (written by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad)

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things – boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can make them from nothing at all.

Interstellar Cinderella (written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt)

Once upon a planetoid,
amid her tools and sprockets,
a girl named Cinderella dreamed
of fixing fancy rockets.

With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball! But when the prince’s ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue.

Bug in a Vacuum (written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt)

A bug flies through an open door into a house, through a bathroom, across a kitchen and bedroom and into a living room … where its entire life changes with the switch of a button. Sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, this one little bug moves through denial, bargaining, anger, despair and eventually acceptance – the five stages of grief – as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void?

Sidewalk Flowers (”written” by Jon Arno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith)

In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. “Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people, and small gestures.


The poet is afraid to make any place feel too much like home because then she might have to stop running. The poet closes up in casual conversation because she can’t edit and redraft what comes out of her mouth. The poet writes almost exclusively about love even though she’s not sure it really exists. The poet emotionally tortures herself for art. The poet emotionally tortures other people for art. The poet is having some trouble making peace with privacy. The poet wrote a whole book about letting things go and still doesn’t know how to let a single thing go. The poet knows the exact taste of regret and never tries to wash it out of her mouth. The poet holds onto grudges until her fingers bleed. The poet is carrying too much around. The poet is stubborn, so stubborn, so fucking stubborn. The poet lusts after emotionally unavailable people because she doesn’t have to worry about commitment. The poet desperately wants commitment. The poet is desperate for acknowledgement and intimacy. The poet worries her flaws are mundane. The poet worries about the rent just like everyone else does, but she tries to make it poetic because she wants people to listen. The poet has no idea what she’ll do when people stop listening.
—  Trista Mateer
Because at some point you’re going to realise that you’re wasting energy hating her. That it wouldn’t matter if you were prettier, smarter, better in every conceivable way; he’d choose her. He’d choose her because he loves her. And that’s no more her fault than it is yours.
—  (Choose kindness. Always choose kindness).

New issue in stores today!

The Belchers have cooked up a batch of new stories for this fourth issue! Louise is on the case of some very peculiar pineapples; Genederella captivates Prince Leonard Destefanous at the Joyous Jam Jamboree; and Tina presents Tinablanca – a romantic, WWII edition of her Erotic Friend Fiction. Bob’s Burgers… it’s the awesome animated sitcom that airs on Fox television alongside such other hits as The Simpsons and Family Guy!

Soul Eater // (Puppy!)Soul x Maka

A fanart to moonplata’s most cutest little puppy!Soul! ;v; I love him so much and all I could think of was puppy!Soul in Maka’s arms. First I had something like an eskimo-kiss in mind (that nose-to-nose touch thingy) but it turned out different. ;o; Hope you don’t mind me that I drew this moonplata! ;v;

Sleep Sound 5

Synopsis: Pharah and Mercy have trouble sleeping. A series of chance encounters prove that the solution might be each other.

Pairing: Rocket Angel (Fareeha “Pharah” Amari/Angela “Mercy” Ziegler)

So began a clandestine arrangement. Whenever one or the other had trouble sleeping, or woke in the middle of the night, plagued by nightmares, the other had a standing open-door policy.

Neither had ever been so well-rested in their adult lives.

Some nights, even the presence of the other couldn’t prevent the nightmares or insomnia, but the comfort – the sense of safety the other provided — what else could they ask for?

Fareeha plucked the glasses from Angela’s face, folding them and placing them within arm’s reach on the bedside table. She had fallen asleep reading a book while Fareeha disassembled, maintained, and polished the twin Beretta 92s she kept as sidearms. Old-fashioned, perhaps, but they hadn’t failed her yet. With finesse, she was able to lift Angela from the armchair she’d dozed off in without waking the doctor. She laid her gently in the bed, earning a flutter of eyelashes and a mumble.

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  • In my headcanon, Hermione is white. She always has been and always will be. That's okay.
  • In some of your headcanons, she is black. That's okay too.
  • In the films, she is white, in the play she is black, and in the books it is left ambiguous.
  • That's okay too.
  • What's NOT okay is telling people she is definitely one or the other. What's NOT okay is claiming one race is more canon than another. If you do, you're an asshole. Here's why.
  • Growing up in England (where the character of Hermione grew up too) the weather here makes girls hair inevitably frizzy and uncontrollable. Just because Hermione may be POC does NOT mean her untameable hair is part of that. It could be part of her being black, but it could also be part of being an white English girl growing up in humid central England. That's how I grew up. She was the only character at the time described how I grew up:crappy hair that because of the lack of pure heat frizzed up like an asshole. I identified with that, just like many POC women identified with her because of their hair. All of that, is okay.
  • I will always see my Hermione as white, and you will always see your Hermione as black, and that is okay.
  • I am so damn excited about this casting, even though /my/ Hermione is white. BUT FOR THOSE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS CASTING IS WONDERFUL AND ARE BEING COMPLETE ASSHOLES:WE'VE ALREADY SEEN WHITE HERMIONE FOR TEN YEARS IN THE FILMS. It's time for a change. Hopefully in the future we will also see a black Harry and a Desi Hermione, because those would be awesome too!
  • BUT THAT DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY RACE AS MORE OR LESS CANON. My Hermione is just as canon as yours. Your Hermione is just as valuable and exciting as mine. And Harry Potter is still the same wonderful world it always was and will continue to be.
  • And that's okay.

Idk when people say Connie is only there as Stevens love interest it bothers me. Like its clear at the moment theyre not rushing any sort of romantic feelings and its a good thing because for the moment, they love being friends and love being with each other. Its a beautiful friendship and if they get together some day I will be happy just the same. Connie is an amazing character with great personality and she has so much more room for development apart from her future with Steven. I love Connie.

— Anonymous