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Trump falsely accuses Obama of releasing 122 recidivist Guantanamo Bay prisoners

  • Trump hopped on Twitter Tuesday morning to incorrectly blame Obama for the release of 122 former Guantanamo Bay detainees U.S intelligence agencies claim have now returned to terrorism.
  • The tweet came just after a segment on Fox News’ FOX & Friends correctly claiming that 122 prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay have re-engaged in terrorist activities.
  • The clip, however, failed to mention that 113 of those prisoners had been released during the tenure of former President George W. Bush. Only nine of them had been freed during the Obama years. Read more (3/7/17 10:14 AM)
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Life is Strange - Return to Arcadia Bay

To appreciate just how bitter a pill Edward Yang was serving up with Taipei Story, it helps to understand the sarcastic fake-out embedded in the film’s Chinese title. Lifted from a poem by Tang dynasty master Li Bai, Qingmei zhuma translates literally as “Green plum, bamboo horse,” a phrase that, like many classical idioms in the language, distills human experience to a tableau of emblematic objects that can be savored by the mind’s eye. Here the experience being described is one of kismet—an eternal love that evolves out of the carefree games of childhood and preserves its innocence even as the companions age. Seeing these words on a marquee in 1985, the year the film was released, the average Taiwanese viewer would have been primed to expect the kind of escapist melodrama that commercial Chinese-language cinema had excelled at for decades, or at least something in tune with the treacly hit ballads of lead actress (and Yang’s first wife) Tsai Chin. But instead of the pastoral, ever-blooming romance evoked in Li Bai’s lines, what we get is the dry chill of urban malaise.

Taipei Story: Modern Planning

anonymous asked:

What if Kara gets infected with something that's like a truth serum and everyone thinks it'll be fine and funny but Kara's actually really sad and depressed

ive combined this with this anon prompt i also got: “I have emotions about Kara and Astra’s death. When Alex starts apologising she takes it so well and I know it’s probably because it’s her sister and she can’t lose her sister but I feel like Kara would be someone who bottles their emotions up. Can we have a fic where she can’t take it anymore at the alien bar with the superfriends? (Lena included)”

“What happened??” Alex demands as she and Maggie enter the medical bay. Kara lies in a yellow sun bed, and J’onn, James, Winn, and Lena keep vigil by her bedside.

“Cadmus,” J’onn says bluntly. “They injected her with some sort of truth-telling serum in an effort to reveal classified DEO information, but we got her out before she could do any real damage.” Alex gives a shaky sigh of relief, taking her sister’s hand in her own.

“So she’ll be okay?”

“We’ll wake her up shortly, and do further testing. She should be fine, Alex.”

They sit around her bed, patiently waiting for her to wake. The silence is broken by whirring machines, and small giggles coming from Winn.

Lena is the first to break.

“Would you stop laughing, Winslow Schott?! This is a serious matter!”

“I’m sorry,” Winn replies, “it’s just… truth telling serum is my favourite trope. I bet we can ask her things she’d never usually answer.”

“Wouldn’t that be betraying her trust?” Maggie asks.

“It’ll be finally finding out what happened to the mysterious disappearing birthday cake she was entrusted with two years ago.”

“We know what happened to that,” Alex says, rolling her eyes. “She ate it.”

“Well you know what, it would be nice to have a verbal confirmation,” Winn grumbles. He smiles, a mischievous gleam in his eye. “It’ll mean finally finding out what happened to the garage roof when you were younger, Alex.”

Alex narrows her eyes, clearly weighing up her options.

“Fine,” she relents, “but nothing too hectic.”

Kara blinks awake slowly, groaning in pain as she sits up.

“What happened?” she asks her friends and family.

“Cadmus,” Lena tells her gently. “But you’re okay now.”

“Hey, Kara,” Winn grins, “what happened to James’ birthday cake that disappeared?”

“I gave it to a homeless man,” Kara says matter-of-factly. Her friends smile at her kindness. “… also I ate half of it.”

“i KNEW IT!”

“Hey, Kara,” James says, “who’s your best friend, me or Lena?”

“Cat Grant,” Kara answers.

“What?” everyone says at the same time. Lena looks like she’s about to cry.

“Well, Cat’s my best friend. You’re all my family.”

“Gayyyyyyy,” Maggie calls out. “my turn.”

“Actually, it’s bi,” Kara says. “But please, continue.” she’s seemingly impervious to the gaping looks on her friends’ faces. Lena doesn’t look like she wants to cry anymore.

“Okay, Little Danvers. How much did you really see when you walked in on us two nights ago?” Maggie asks, eyebrow raised. Alex turns bright red, and Winn looks like he’s about to pass out.

“Enough to know that my sister’s a bottom.”

“Okay, Sawyer,” J’onn sighs. “No more questions for you.”

“My turn,” Lena says. “Why did it take you so long to tell me you’re Supergirl?”

“I liked having someone in my life who loved me for Kara without Supergirl being a part of the equation.” The room is silent. Maggie is the only one able to find her voice.

“Little Danvers, everyone here loves you for Kara,” she says. Kara shakes her head, still so matter-of-fact.

“J’onn sees me as an asset. James sees me as Clark’s little cousin. Winn sees me as some sort of action figure for his collection. And Alex… I’m the burden who ruined her life.”

“She doesn’t mean it,” Maggie says automatically.

“No, this is… this is what she thinks, deep down. This is what she feels,” Alex says with tears in her eyes. “You were never a burden, and you most definitely did not ruin my life.” Kara turns to her, and cocks her head.

“I ruined yours, and you ruined mine.”

“I…?”

“You took my aunt away from me,” Kara whispers. “She was all I had left. She was… you made me lose my mother all over again. You did that. You murdered her.” Silent tears run down both Danvers’ cheeks, as their friends stand awkwardly behind them.

“I hate myself for it,” Alex says, a small sob escaping.

“Sometimes I think I hate you for it, too.”

“That’s enough!” J’onn roars. “This was a bad idea. Maggie, take Alex to the training room. Olsen and Schott, get back to work.”

“We need to-“

“You don’t need to do anything. You’re all forgetting that these are Kara’s deepest thoughts and fears. And that she loves you all more fiercely than another being has loved their family.”

The team breaks up, only Lena staying behind. J’onn turns to Kara.

“I’m sorry, Kara,” he murmurs. “you’re so much more than an asset. You’re… you’re a daughter.”

“You’re the strongest person I know,” she tells him with a friendly, aloof smile, and he sighs softly before he leaves. It may not have been the best method of hashing things out, but he’s glad that they’ve aired their problems. It means they can start moving forward. It means Kara can start healing.

A conversion with my ten year old cousin
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>Me:</b> Be honest. If you had to pick between Chloe and Arcadia Bay, who you pick?<p/><b>Cousin:</b> Like, to save?<p/><b>Me:</b> Correct.<p/><b>Cousin:</b> I'd have to say Chloe.<p/><b>Me:</b> Why is that?<p/><b>Cousin:</b> 'Cause, Arcadia Bay is just a place. You can move away easily. But Chloe is a person. And you can only ever meet one person like Chloe in your lifetime.<p/><b>Me:</b> Yeah. Arcadia Bay was a really bad town anyway.<p/><b>Cousin:</b> True. And it's not like anyone in that town cares about you unless you use your powers other than Kate, Joyce and Warren. I won't give up someone I truly love for a town of people who for the most part don't know me or hate me.<p/></p><p/></p>
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三生三世十里桃花 - Ten Miles of Peach Blossom

After watching tear inducing episodes….Finally a cute, light hearted and playful moment…..

Kyaaaah….. Well done A Li !!!….. Reminding Bai Qian what she said earlier.. Hahahahaha

Before the storm

I don’t understand all the fuss about prequel/ sequel. Sure Lis bts is a prequel made by Deck Nine for Square Enix, nothing to do with Dontnod, but even if Square Enix is out for money ( guess what!) I am truly happy I will be given the chance to play once again in Arcadia Bay especially given the opportunity to fill the gaps and meet Rachel Amber.

Of course I’m disappointed Ashly Burch won’t voice Chloe but at least she has taken part in shaping her in this prequel too. It looks like Dontnod sequel won’t center around our beloved characters (I can see why) so I cross my fingers and hope for the best Chloe / Rachel / Arcadia Bay storyline.