appreciation post of these two as needed

anonymous asked:

So I've been very lazy with my studying toward witch craft and therefore I'm going back to the beginning~ lol. Any advice for a little witch?

Some Advice for Getting Started:

Originally posted by gameboydemakes

*Start with things that interest you!* 

I know i get terribly bored very quickly (gemini curse lmao) so i find that if i dive into stuff i’m interested in learning about, that it will tend to hold my attention longer and help me get back into the swing of things! So in my example one of my first things i researched when i was starting out was about Crystals and their properties/uses in magic! From there i was able to use that as a sort of base jumping off point for my magical practice! And if you find something you were learning about doesn’t seem like it fits you/your style/ your practice then drop it and move on to the next thing! 

*Ask Questions!*

No Questions Are Stupid Questions  No Questions Are Stupid Questions  No Questions Are Stupid Questions!!!! Questions mean you care enough to try and learn more about something! I’m pretty much always here and will try my best to answer as best as i am able And if I can’t i will do my best to help direct you to someone more knowledgeable!


This one is important because most of the time i feel like i see baby/beginner witches try really REALLY hard to “reach the same level” as other witches as quickly as possible when in reality that just hurts THEIR path in the long run. Your path is your own, take it at your own pace. Enjoy the little bumps along the way and find the “Roses of your Path” (the things that make you want to stop and appreciate them: the satisfaction of calling your first Storm, the chill of the night air when you set out your first Full Moon Water, the spark when you find that one crystal.) Enjoy it. Enjoy your path, Enjoy your Craft. 

*Use the Things you Already Own!*

Another thing i see beginners getting hung up on (myself included, i was/am extremely guilty of this lol) is wanting to go out and buy a ton of supplies. try looking around your house for things that can be re purposed. Old Spaghetti Sauce Jars can be cleaned and used as spell jars, deity altars/shrines, or ingredient storage! Take pictures from old magazines and make a collage Altar on paper! Use a composition notebook as your Book Of Shadows! Your old broken glasses case can be used as a case for your portable altar! Dig around and see if there are extra candles you haven’t used in a while! Wash out and save those eggshells from your cooking to use as spell ingredients! It takes some creative thinking but you can reclaim pretty much anything for your craft!

*Look for Bargains!*
For one thing prices can be outrageous for actual craft materials: like Crystals and Gems? Truly truly truly outrageous. So keep your eyes peeled for bargains and deals! Some of the best places to look for things on the cheap would be Dollar Stores, Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Garage/Estate Sales! Most of the time in those places you can try haggling to get things at a cheaper price (or get more for less.) It really just depends on the place but you can find the most interesting assortments of things! Keep your eyes peeled in your general day to day life as well see if there are sales at your local grocery store for seed packets, seasonal items/holiday items (look for the sales afterwords to really save haha) The internet is a great place to look, i know Ebay has sellers who sell raw crystals/ crystal chunks by the pound. There’s also places to buy spices in bulk too 

*Don’t Compare Your Path to Others!*
Your Path is Your Path, Their Path is Their Path.
Being online and part of the witchy community in tumblr means that there are a lot of ideas being shared from people’s paths and their views on how they think magic should be practiced. What works for them might not work for you and vice versa. Only YOU can decide what is best for you and your path. and on that note:

*Figure Out What YOU Want Out of Your Path!*
When you get some time, sit down and write out all the things you want to get from your path and think critically about how you want magic to work in your daily life. Do you want it to be Super Formal or more casual? perhaps a mix of the two?  Test the waters! Try things once and if you don’t like it then you know and can move on to the things that work better for your lifestyle/craft/path!
Some examples from my list that i can think of right now would be:
-Better knowledge of Crystals/ Crystal remedies and their healing properties
-Daily research -aka tumblr-
-Appreciating Nature more (Whenever i go on walks with my dog i try to pick up some litter if/when i see it)
-Daily Deity appreciation  -aka deity aesthetic reblogs to @theemeraldgod & Pintrest-

Helpful Links for Beginners:
Sww Master List of Tags- Here’s my main hub of things that i tag feel free to look and see if something interests you!
Altars/ Altar set up Advice- My long winded post about what to put on your Altar.
My Beginner Tag// My Beginner 101 Tag- There are two tags because they have similar information, the 101 tag is for more ‘Hey I just started today what do I need to know’

Anyways thanks for sending this in! I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while and this finally gave me the excuse ^^


percy weasley and oliver wood were in the same year and house at hogwarts, i don’t know why it’s taken me so long to realise this but

  • oh god they would be so annoying to live with
  • both total perfectionists but about different things
  • percy getting annoyed at oliver for revising his quidditch strategy when they had a test tomorrow
  • percy acting smug because he’s head boy, oliver firmly believing that being quidditch captain is much more important
  • oliver happily aiding the twins in their pranks to get his own back at percy for not appreciating how important it is that he wins the cup
  • their dorm mates getting totally fed up of the two of them stressing tirelessly
  • ‘oh my god we have an exam in three weeks i need to revise’ ‘oh my god i have a quidditch match soon and the team is not practicing hard enough’ 

honestly, im surprised that none of the other gryffindor boys smothered them in their sleep


You always talkin’ about what you give and what you don’t have to give. But you take, too, Troy. You take…and don’t even know nobody’s giving.

Fences (2016) dir. Denzel Washington

anonymous asked:

Can you do something where the Avengers come back thinking everything is going to just go back to the way it was. With them bullying Tony and blaming him for everything, but SURPRISE! Tony is now surrounded by a bunch of new Avengers recruits that love and care for him and in a relationship with Stephen Strange. And all of them are really protective of Tony especially The Cloak of Levitation.

ReRe likes. ReRe likes very much!! *cackles* And okay, to give Team Cap a break, maybe they don’t come back expecting things to be exactly the same. It’s just that the things that have changed aren’t the ones they’ve expected to and that’s why it takes them so completely by surprise.

For one, it’s not actually Tony they have the most arguments with. It’s just that when Tony makes a suggestion during a meeting, people speak up to back his side up or just calmly point out the risks without immediately discarding the general idea, and suddenly everyone is discussing the pros and cons of a plan that would’ve been blindly shot down a year ago. It’s a subtle shift, at first, but it really changes the dynamics of those meetings. Because Tony suddenly isn’t always on the defence, people are appreciating and defending his ideas and getting into arguments without him being any part in it–and that, frankly, should’ve been a huge freaking clue that something’s changed.

To Natasha, the most obvious change is how much less tense Tony is. He still doesn’t react too well to the old team, is always sharper and snippier with them, but as long as someone else is around, he doesn’t–sink into himself the way he used to. 

But even so, it takes a lot of hard, painful lessons for the old team to really understand how different things are now.

The first time Steve yells at Tony in the aftermath of a pretty bad battle is memorable. It’s also how the old newcomers learn that the thick cloak Tony’s been obsessively wearing ever since their arrival is less of a fashion statement and more of a magical item that does not react well to any perceived threat towards Tony. They manage to keep it from suffocating Steve, but only just.

(After that, the Cloak keeps making this really weird noise whenever Steve comes too close into its vicinity, which Steve swears sounds like a growl.)

The first time Clint makes a sharp comment regarding Tony’s tendency to put his own team mates into jail if it gives him an advantage is the day they learn about Spiderman’s ability to web someone’s mouth shut. They also learn that the sticky webs are damn painful to remove.

(Clint also has a tendency to be ‘caught’ by Spiderman’s webs during battle when he gets snippy over the comms. Which is actually pretty admirable, since technically Spiderman does keep him from breaking his neck by sticking him to a wall instead of letting him fall five stores down because Iron Man and Falcon are otherwise occupied.)

The first time Scott marches up to Tony and punches him in the face, Rhodey gets up on shaky legs to stands without help for the first time since his fall all those months ago, just to personally whack the man over the head with his crutches, then call security and have his ass banned from the Tower.

The first time Wanda lets her hands to glow red whilst glaring at Tony they all learn that whatever you do, you do not piss of Stephen Strange. Wanda wasn’t seen for seventy-four hours and ever since she resurfaced, she’s refused to even look into Tony’s direction. Nobody knows what happened, but everyone knows it was bad.

It’s the first time Steve grabs a hold of Tony’s hand to keep him from walking away though, that’s the most memorable of them all. That’s when they learn that as much as their new members want to protect Tony (and succeed to a certain degree), he doesn’t actually need it. Because not only is he completely capable of ranting at Steve until the guy looks about two inches tall, he’s also wearing repulsor wrist bands and clearly not afraid to use them.

(Because I couldn’t resist, I love others being protective of Tony but I love Tony appreciating but not being dependant on their protection even more)


Thank you so much for all the nice feedback, tagged photos, and stories. The people from the studyblr community have become such a huge part of my life this year and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to know more of you. I’m proud of the person you’ve become and I wish you all happiness and success. I’ll continue to root for all of you this 2017!

As my token of gratitude, here are the last set of printables I’m releasing this year!

Year at a Glance
black and white / colored

Monthly Calendars
Yes! It’s the whole set and you now have bigger spaces to write in everything you need! You can also choose from two options: week starts on a sunday / week starts on a monday

A tagged snapshot of your computer, phone, or study space using these freebies will be very much appreciated. (Use #thearialligraphyproject or #arialligraphy!) 😊

I’ll see you all on January 5th for the third post under the Plan and Play series!


Living Together!

Hey guys, so as many of you have seen or heard from someone else by now, Signe (Wiishu) and I are in fact living together at this moment. 

I’ve seen a lot of support from people all over social media where it was posted and that means a lot to us, I very much appreciate it. However I have also seen a lot of dislike for the situation being thrown around and needlessly so. Some people are mad that I even have a girlfriend, some are skeptical of everything happening and some even say it’s “blocking septiplier” 

First off yes, I have a girlfriend. I’m still a human and these things do happen, did some of you think I’d be single forever or just pretend to be for the sake of keeping up a front? I’ve always said I like to be honest and share and that’s what I’m doing. Expecting me to stay single is selfish and narrow minded, please don’t be one of those people. It’s OUR relationship and we make our own decisions in it, it’s not up for debate or negotiation. Some stuff in my life is not dictated by what viewers of my content think and that sounds douchey but you know what I mean. 

As for Signe stopping Septiplier from being real, that’s just completely and utterly ridiculous. Septiplier was never and never will be a real thing, the fact that I even have to make that clarification is beyond ridiculous too. Mark and I made it pretty obvious it was a joke or exaggeration from the get go and have said so again since. It’s perfectly fine to ship septiplier and post pics of Mark and I as septiplier (within reason of course, no smut) in fact I enjoy it cos mark and I are great friends but to say my current existing girlfriend is stopping a made up relationship from happening is both insulting and just flat out wrong. Again don’t feel you can’t post any septiplier stuff at ALL, that’s not what I’m getting at. Just that some stuff is beyond the limits of what I think is cool.

If you don’t like any of what’s happening that’s fine and it’s your right to feel however you want about it but don’t go posting publicly about it because all it does is make people involved feel bad and bring them down. Which is a real shitty thing to do. 

You guys know how nice I am and how I love you all and respect/appreciate everything you do but I also have to set boundaries and tell you when some stuff is not cool because that’s how this works, I”ve always said it’s a two way street and if this connection and interactivity has to continue and stay strong then this stuff needs to be said. 

I’m really sorry for the long post and I really hope it doesn’t sound too negative or like I’m ranting, there were just some thoughts on my mind and I would also appreciate if people didn’t spam the tag with “leave youtubers alone” or “respect youtuber’s relationships” etc. because that just goes overboard in the other direction. 

Signe and I are super happy together and moving in together is a HUGE deal, it’s a massive step and it’s a new thing to get used to. The last thing we need is people spreading doubt or rumours about our relationship adding extra stress that doesn’t need to exist. For those of you out there who are happy for us, we really appreciate it and it means a great deal to see the support. Will Signe be in videos at some point? who knows! We haven’t thought that far ahead yet and don’t want to do too much too soon. 


hey guys! here is my repost. i took down the original so id appreciate if you’d reblog this version instead!

it was brought to my attention that despite my thoughts/intentions at the time, my coloring mashup of the two hams can be really harmful! there needs to be clear separation between these characters we have been given and the actual found fathers and i may have accidentally blurred the lines on that with my original post. i really hope my followers and this fandom understands that my mashup/color was misplaced in a lineup with the cast and i hope this clears things up. im truly sorry to anyone i may have hurt or misinformed!

One thousand followers, what?! We are so happy to reach an amazing goal like this, we decided to “host” the first write-a-thon in our hamwriters network! Seven days, seven categories, a fic everyday for a week from each of our members! (That’s more than 100 fics for the week!) Everyone that is interested can come along, we’d love to read your pieces as well! Please tag your your fics for the write-a-thon with the tag #hamwriters or tag us so we can reblog it! Without further do, here’s our calendar:

  • day 1: AU day

Imagine your favorite characters and actors in whatever universe you like and write about it! Here’s a list of aus for inspiration, but feel free to post whatever AU you like! 

  • day 2: Femslash! day

Our girls need more love, so let’s write for them! Platonic or not, day two is the day to show appreciation for our ladies.

  • day 3: Lit day

Have you ever read a book and imagined how that’d be an amazing prompt for a fic? Here’s your chance to write them: pick a book plot and get inspired!

  • day 4: Worldwide day

Our writers are all over the world. From America to Asia, all the way to Europe and Africa, we have amazing places and amazing writers, so why not combine them? Write a fic that happens where you live or somewhere close. Celebrate your culture and where you are!

  • day 5: Reverse POV day

Time to get inside your favorite character/actor’s mind. How do they act, what do they feel? It’s time to figure that out. A fic written from their pov can change how you see them, and unleash a whole new way of writing! 

  • day 6: First Time day

Is there someone you have never written for? Someone you always wanted to write for but never did? now is your chance! the theme/prompt is your choice, the only rule is that it needs to be someone new!

  • day 7: #WriteForOak day

The campaign that started the whole hamwriters chat now turned into a theme. Oak needs some love from the fandom, so the last day is dedicated to him. Write a piece for him, Hercules or Madison!

The write-a-thon will happen the week of February 26 through March 4, so get ready, we can’t wait to share everything with you!

Beca’s Fanfic Appreciation Post: Here I can share with you all the fics I read along the week.



One Shots


ALSO: Yesterday was smut fanfic appreciation day! So there are a lot of blogs who posted a lot of hot fics ;) two of them who tagged me were @atc74 and @impalaimagining so check their blogs and all the smut!

Feel free to tag me in your stuf (it’s actually encouraged), it will be a pleasure to know more writers and add you to my appreciation list. You can tag me in any fic (Reader insert, it needs to be reader insert!!!!), just don’t tag me in OFC or Male Reader.

One of the reasons why the 2016 adaptation of Dirk Gently works so well is that, like the books, Dirk isn’t actually the main character. He’s the titular character and one of the major protagonists and an overall driving force, but hell. I’m rereading the first book on my Kindle and Dirk isn’t mentioned until 16% of the way in, and doesn’t appear until 34% of the way in. That’s huge.

I love the psychic bean dearly but as far as I’m concerned, season one is the story of Farah Black’s quest to save Lydia, assisted by two weirdos with nice jackets and a distinct lack of boundaries. She’s introduced to the audience in a position of complete hopelessness, caught up in a situation she had no hand in creating, with glaring personal flaws that she needs to come to terms with and a “sin” that she feels that she needs to atone for (Patrick’s death and Lydia’s kidnapping).

The story ends with her killing the villain, being personally validated and financially rewarded by the person she saved, and (importantly!) being left with A New Quest™ for season two (working with two chronically ill siblings and a smol anarchist vampire while coordinating Operation Save The Psychic Murder Children).

iinterstellar-astronaut  asked:

My darling, I know there's already two parts but, I NEED a third Addams Family AU post, pleaseeeee. It's so hilarious and I just- I'm so glad it's a thing.

Tbh this is my fave AU because it’s just so ridiculous i love it LMAO

The Addams Family AU Part 03 (1 & 2

  • Every morning when Keith comes down the stairs, Shiro takes a moment to just appreciate how beautiful his husband is, even with just his dressing gown.
    Shiro: You look so beautiful in black, my love.
    Keith: Takashi, I always wear black. *smirks*
    Shiro: *takes Keith’s hand and kisses it* And you’re always beautiful. And last night… *sighs*
    Keith: What about last night? *raises an eyebrow teasingly*
    Shiro: You were amazing. You almost killed me. I adore you so much. *kisses Keith’s cheek* Later?
    Keith: *whispers* Oui, mon amour. 
  • Pidge: May I please have the bread?
    Shiro: What do we say, Pidge? 
    Pidge: NOW. 
    Shiro: Better. Here you go, sweetheart. *hands the basket of bread* Always demand for everything. 
  • Shiro and Keith went out to go to the mall. The usual staring happens until one guy with his friends got Keith’s attention.
    Guy: Dude! You going to the anime con? Nice cosplay! 
    Keith: *horrified* Cos… play? What on earth is that? 
    Guy: Yknow? Costume play? *looks at Shiro* You both aced the whole Dracula couple look! Awesome! *thumbs up*
    Shiro: *raises an eyebrow* I can assure you, young man, that Dracula doesn’t dress like this. He’s less fashionable. Believe me. *rolls eyes*
    Keith: He needs to wear clothes with accents. But I heard he’s in Ukraine at the moment. *whispers* Monetary problems.
    Shiro: Oh! You think we should wire him some cash, my love?
    Keith: That would be best. Wouldn’t want a relative dying of hunger—yet. I plan to do that myself during his next visit. *smirks*
    Shiro: Oh, you little bat. *kisses Keith* Tell me all about it later. It needs to be grand! 
    Guy: *weirded out* Oh-kay. You guys are really into this—
  • Shiro drives the kids to their new school
    Lance: Where are we?
    Pidge: This looks and feels oddly familiar. 
    Shiro: Of course. *grins* It’s the gates of hell. Don’t forget! What do we say when we’re making friends?
    Lance and Pidge: Be afraid. Be very very afraid.
    Shiro: Perfect, my little devils. Now give father a kiss. 
  • When Lance invites Hunk to the family mansion, he’s so enthusiastic showing the boy around that he’s having so much fun. Keith and Shiro sees this from a corner.
    Keith: Look at him. My very own child. Happy. *looks at Shiro* Something is wrong with our son, Takashi. Lance is sick.
    Shiro: *takes out his phone* I’m ringing the ER already.
    Keith: I hope they electrocute him hard he goes back to his senses.
    Shiro: *cups Keith’s cheek* We can only hope, cara mio.
    Keith: *looks back at Lance* Only howling demons can save him now. 
PLL 7x14 Power Play - (long, sorry!) Thoughts

- Yep, one of the best episodes of the series. Call me dramatic, whatever. But in my opinion, it was. The story was constantly moving and I loved that. That is all I need to classify a PLL episode as good. And, combined with answers.. they had a formula for success. I wished I recorded myself watching it because I genuinely had a smile on my face from start to end, and two particular reveals got a great reaction out of me. Even the romance scenes I appreciated. Ugh, such a good episode! So many feels. Happy, intense, OMG, frustrated, emotional.

- Well… after this post, you know where I’m off to… my unanswered questions post! Finally I get to cross off more! SHOUTOUT TO US TUMBLR FANS FOR THEORISING EVERY SINGLE ANSWER WE GOT TONIGHT WITH 100% ACCURACY!! 

- I don’t know how you guys did it, but theorising that Ted is Charlotte’s father… what the hell! I always dismissed that theory. I thought it was too out-there. But it happened! I was sooooo shocked. I thought Ted was just a random guy from the church that liked Ashley. End of story. Apparently not end of story! Loved it. There is no way they had that planned all the way back then. I really do think that Ted was brought to the show just to be a love interest for Ashely. Then they created the Charles story and realised “oh shit, we need a male to be Charlotte’s father. Lucky we made a character like Ted!” I refuse to believe they intended to use Ted for more than just a pastor in love with Ashley. Anyway, not that that matters. I’m happy with this answer.

- Last week I complained that PLL has severely lacked good production since the dollhouse episodes; production in the sense of unique camera angles, music, etc. Well today they finally returned to its glory. The ending scene was so good and dramatic with the music, that camera angle where Ali finds her hidden puzzle piece and also when Mary steps out from behind the door to reveal herself with Ted… little things like that, I appreciate. 

- The reveal that Lucas knew CHARLES… wow!!! OMG!! I actually said “no fucking way” for once in a few years in PLL. They’re going somewhere with this. Lucas built that board game, he is an app developer and has the resources/money. 

- Another reveal that made me actually throw my blanket off and sit up… when they actually SHOWED that scene from 4B of Mary creeping up on Spencer!! We all kind of guessed that it was Mary in that scene, but to actually SEE the writers SHOW US that link very explicitly rather than let us just guess… it was AMAZING. I hope the series finale is like that, where they actually SHOW us past scenes like that, rather than expect us to make the links. Such a good scene, learning the backstory behind that.

- Mary killed Jessica. I knew it! I was not shocked one bit. But hey. After 7 seasons of this craziness, I am totally happy to take logic over shock. “Sydney killed Jessica!” like no. Get lost. Zero logic. Mary killed Jessica, yeah, I’ll take it!

- People are probably disappointed that it was Sydney under the hoodie… I told myself it’s not AD so I was expecting someone like that. I was happy with that.

- Aria going dark.. I’m all in. But please don’t cause a massive divide in the group. The small divides it causes now is fine, but I don’t want to spend the final 6 episodes with the girls pissed off at each other/Aria.

- Amongst all the storylines going on, they still managed to have scenes relevant to Archer. Thank god! See, that’s what we want. Forget the ping pong, and just keep us updated on other side mysteries like that. We don’t have to solve the side mystery, but just keep mentioning them in the ‘filler’ scenes. That’ll keep us going until the finale.

- I thought finding out who killed Jessica, and that Ted is Charlotte’s father, would be enough for this episode. Nope, they revealed what we’ve all been thinking since August last year! Emison fans on Twitter telling Marlene to go kill herself: fuck off. NEVER wish that upon anyone. As if I’m actually saying that. I know Emison fans are really passionate, and rightfully so, but chilllllll. Spencer said it very well: they are feeling violated. Emily isn’t saying “yippee, let’s have a baby Ali!!” Yes it’s controversial, yes it’s diving into areas of rape, but don’t tell a woman to kill herself.

- Not gonna lie. I did laugh at AD’s hoodie talking to Aria. The concept was cool but it looked far too fake. This show never is good with visual effects and stuff like that (*cough* CeCe watching the girls in the window in 610 *cough*)

- Shoutout to Paily. I really enjoyed their scenes. All of them. I was a shipper of Paily during season 4 and so this brought me right back to those good old days. Paige has barely smiled since she came back in 7B so it was so good to see her be happy for once. 

- There was one thing that someone said that really made me think Spencer has a twin!!! I can’t remember what it is! I’ll rewatch later in the week and update you all.

- Thank god Ezra is being dismissive of Nicole. I mean, it’s sad for Nicole, but at the end of the day and putting realism aside, just get lost Nicole. Ezria is endgame and you’re just making PLL fans frustrated.

- Next week’s promo!! Directed by Troian!!!!!!!!!! Wren’s return!! “Every theory I come up with leads back to you” is Furey hinting towards a Spencer twin? Not that he knows, but if all his research keeps pointing to a Spencer, it’s only a matter of time before he finds something? It is in 2 weeks but I’m so happy because it means the finale is pushed out to when my uni exams finish!

- 9/10. I can’t give it 10/10 because I’ve forgotten what a perfect PLL episode feels like. It’s been way too long. Maybe this is what a perfect PLL episode feels like? Again, I can’t remember. But it’s up there!

- Sorry this is long, but hey, 6 to go. Need to summarise it all and it’s better than sharing thoughts all over the place with scattered messages. Compare this to 712, which never even got a post!

I’ve been pretty inactive because in the last week my life has been changed in fundamental ways and it’s terrifying.

I’m going to be alone soon, for a while, and I am scared for the future, I am scared about money, I don’t know how to live alone.

I just.. I appreciate the support this blog brings me, and I feel like a broken record when every week or two I post again about needing help. But here we are.

I am a chronically ill (arthritis, fibro, hypermobility), mentally ill (bipolar, bpd, ptsd, trauma baby), trans person. My bills exceed my income by about 300 dollars a month, this does not include food. I’m saving money for the next 2 months to try to cover the expenses of a year of living on my own, aprox. 3,600 dollars.

Some of that is coming from my etsy store, some from my day job, some from tax returns, some from my wife donating plasma.

However, if you have the time and the spare income, even a dollar will help me keep my head above water. It’ll help me keep my apartment, keep from being homeless and crippled. I just.. need help…

My paypal is, and my etsy is TransSlimes, if you can buy a thing awesome, or if you can donate a dollar, or honestly if you can just reblog this or send an encouraging message. I need all I can get right now.

Thanks for reading,


rebelcaptain appreciation week: day 1: favorite scene

(GIF Source: reylukeanakins)

[rebelcaptain appreciation week official post]

the elevator scene is my favorite rebelcaptain for two main reasons:

  • it is romantic as fuck
    • her, desperately memorizing his face
    • him, entranced by her presence
    • her arm over his shoulders
      • considering he’s the one who needs to be physically propped up, there is literally no fucking reason for that arm to be on top of his shoulders unless there was kissing/face-touching involved
  • mainly, however, it’s because this is really the only moment of stillness, of timelessness that either experiences the entire movie
    • at the start of the film, both jyn and cassian are awaiting. they’re waiting for their death (jyn); they’re waiting for news (cassian).
    • and then - after wobani, after kafrene - they’re just CONSTANTLY ON. 
    • every single aspect of them as human beings is being challenged and pushed and broken and rebuilt. their:
      • physical capabilities
      • emotional stability
      • mental fortitude
      • philosophies & ideologies
      • expectations and needs and desires
      • etc. etc. etc.
    • and this is happening for - what? a week straight?
    • they are both giving 200% of their all for a week. there is no time to breathe between being recruited/blackmailed, entering a firefight in jedha, getting a concussion, getting captured, finding saw, escaping jedha, jyn’s grief, finding galen, cassian’s guilt, getting another concussion, escaping eadu, jyn’s AND cassian’s grief and consequent argument, arguing fruitlessly against the council, creating a strike team, planning to go rogue, going rogue, infiltrating scarif, coordinating troops, kay dying, jumping the data tower, climbing, getting shot and breaking some part of your back, climbing, nearly falling to your death, nearly getting killed by krennic, and then
      • the plans are sent. the rebellion can be (is) saved.
      • the man in white is dying. the monster in the fields made human.
    • the mission’s complete. whatever happens after - what’s needed to be done has been done. 
      • Leave it, that’s it, let it go.
    • and so they enter the elevator. they choose the ground floor. 
    • the adrenaline crashes.
    • there is no mission left to complete. there is nothing they can do between the top of the tower and the bottom. no plans they could make, no guns to ready. maybe they’ll be shot when the doors open. maybe bodhi will have a ship ready. the future is there, waiting, but for that single minute - for those two minutes - 
    • it is just them, and it is finally time for them to take a moment. it is finally time for them to breathe. it is finally time for them to just be.
    • so they take this fleeting respite and - connect. understand. recognize. acknowledge. 
    • when the doors open, they will face the outside world. they will see the dead and the dying. they will see whether there’s a last-minute rescue or inescapable death. 
    • when they collapse on the beach, when they collapse into each other’s arms, they are thinking of absolution, of contentment, of meaning, of victory, of facing death, of wanting more.
    • but in that elevator, it’s just jyn and cassian. them, the space between their bodies, the flashing sunlight, and the weightlessness of descent.

Lauren Cherie Southern is a Canadian Conservatorian, Civil Nationalist, patriot, activist, book author, political commentator, YouTube personality and writer. She created content for The Rebel Media, a Canadian Conservative online media company, until March 2017 when she went on her own independently into the Alternative Media.

Southern ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Going Independent

Published on Mar 9, 2017

Hey guys, thanks so much for sticking around! I’ll be starting to upload regularly in a week or two - just need to get all the equipment and sort my life out!


Published on Mar 15, 2017

I’m still figuring out all the sound, lighting and editing so bear with me. Quality is only going up from here! :)

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