because I had a bit of time to kill

tumblr user phandom-forever-morgyn is a disgusting transphobic person with no respect for anyone else and a nasty personality who tells people to kill themselves and to go die in a ditch for calling them out on their bullshit (literally just scroll down their blog a bit, and even read their header). and i suggest that none of you follow them because they’re extremely problematic and not worth your time. idk if anyone else has had to deal with them before but save yourself the trouble and block them before you have to, because i have and it was a nightmare. they sent hate to me, they sent hate to my friends, they sent hate to anyone who happened to be in my feed at that moment. they’re not nice at all.

8

“I do things because they feel good. I killed your High Sparrow, and all his little sparrows. All his Septons, and all his Septas. All his filthy soldiers. Because it felt good to watch them burn.

It kills me because you can see Killian starts to pull away, because he’s ashamed and seeing them free is reminding him just what he had done. And so he starts to pull away, his hand shifts just the tiniest bit, before Emma reaches out and covers his hand with hers, stopping his retreat.  It’s a simple, yet powerful action, reassuring him and silently saying, “Don’t pull away from me, Killian…I’m right here….I’m not going to let you go through this alone." 

It’s just so beautiful. 

(gif borrowed from the lovely captainswanouat)

     “I’m 94. I never smoked and I never drank—not that I thought they were wrong, but my parents didn’t do it, so I didn’t. Though I didn’t think about it at the time, I think that was a big factor in prolonging my life. I’ve lost most of my immediate family: I had a brother who was killed in the Second World War and a sister who died very young. I’m still here, though, sitting on the front porch.
     “I was a teacher, and I always enjoyed it. I taught junior high—they say that’s hard because students are difficult at that age, but I liked them, and I hope they liked me a little bit. I’ve always liked people. I wish I could have worked with them a lot longer. After I retired as a teacher, I worked for the Quincy Market at the information desk for two years. Then one day they said that everybody had to take a drug test. I thought, ‘Gee, that’s not the right thing to do to someone my age!’ It was stupid! So I left. I wasn’t fired, I just left. I’m sorry I did, because I liked it—it was a very pleasant job. It wasn’t about the money: it kept me busy. Still, it was stupid to make everyone take a drug test. I know I never took drugs.”

<<TRIALS DAY 1>> Had my English discovery trial HSC exam today! (As did everyone else doing the catholic trials) 🍃🌞 Wasn’t my best exam because I was a bit short on time… But it will definitely be better than tomorrow’s English exam! 3 essays in 2 hours on 5 texts I’ve barely studied… Kill me now 🔫🔫

Everyone else, pose as a Team.

I figured I’d write a bit about it, now that I’ve got some space from the initial feelings.

Why did the Condesce die? Didn’t Lord English make her immortal?
The ‘hex/curse’ that Lord English puts on her didn’t make her truly immortal, and that’s been made explicit several times in the comic. The Handmaid has the same hex on her and the Condesce killed her. Not to mention that Scratch had to essentially babysit Damara and keep her on suicide watch because she kept trying to kill herself

The curse extends your lifespan (and while fuschiabloods have a very high upper end, they aren’t ageless). It doesn’t grant true Caliborn-style immortality. Even if Lord English could give someone that kind of unconditional boon (and there’s been no indication anywhere, ever, that he can), it seems highly doubtful that he would want to share power.

Terezi takes a a worse beating than the Condesce, but survives.
No, she doesn’t.

Is Eridan alive?
Doubtful, even if we saw a version of him in the Furthest Ring with normal eyes. Ghosts in the Dream Bubbles have normal eyes until they realize how they died. It is, like many things, open to interpretation. Given that he’s from a doomed timeline (Alpha timeline Eridan has a seahorse lusus), the prospects aren’t good.

What happened to Vriska?
Her fate was left ambiguous and open to interpretation.

What did Alt-Calliope do?
It appears she either conjured or turned herself into an enormous black hole that absorbed the Green Sun and many of the Sessions and Dream Bubbles orbiting it. This at least partially de-powered Lord English, and Vriska chose this moment to turn the juju on him.

Is Lord English gone for good?
Presumably, yes. The Serkets have a tendency to be epic fuckups though.

What happened to the Sprites?
We see Nannasprite arrive with Dad after briefly speaking with him, and I think it’s clear that she cares for him, John, and Jane so I assume she would have gone with them if at all possible. However, none of the Sprites are shown in the new world. Remember, that outside the Medium, Sprites don’t exist in their ‘guide’ form and look like this.

Are the kids still God-tier?
This was left ambiguous. None of them are wearing their costumes, but when we see Jade, she still has her dog ears.

…but don’t SBURB players get to be the gods of a new universe?
The Beta trolls believe this, but it was never confirmed as true. Personally, I think it’s something Doc Scratch made up to make them more competitive, though there’s no proof of this.

What happened to the consorts?
We see several of them in the world during the pan through Can Town, which implies they survived. Presumably, the kids gathered the ones who wanted to come along from their respective planets.

Where is the Matriorb? Why hasn’t Kanaya restarted the troll race?
There’s no reason to believe it’s not in Kanaya’s inventory (or possibly Rose/Roxy’s, if she wanted easier access to it). And there is nothing within canon to imply that she’s not going to, but it’s possible the time skip we see in the ending is quite short and she just hasn’t had the time/she’s taking some time to relax and be a kid/the Mother Grub hasn’t hatched yet.

Why haven’t the humans restarted their race?
Because 8/9ths of them are emotionally traumatized in addition to being literal children by any adult interpretation of what a child is. They will probably have children/families of their own when they’ve had time to heal and the moment is right.

Where is Terezi?
She’s not shown in the new world, but unless she has powers that weren’t revealed anywhere in canon (which is extremely unlikely), she was drawn into it with the rest of the victorious players. Personally, I think she went on a journey to find Vriska, since we know it’s possible (but difficult) to enter the Medium without being a SBURB players (the Condesce did it).

Are there humans in the new world?
The status of the human race in the new universe is left ambiguous. We only see the Beta/Alpha kids and Dad, though Rose and Kanaya look out over a cityscape with skyscapers that is distinctly different from Can Town near the end of the video.

Did Aradia ditch Sollux?
I seriously doubt it, but he’s not shown in the ending.

Did Aradia die?
I sure as fuck hope not, and since it wasn’t shown on screen, I doubt it.

Were the Dream Bubbles/Furthest Ring/Medium destroyed by Calliope? Is Paradox Space gone forever?
If the Medium is infinitely large, then no. Not even if she managed to destroy an infinitely large swath of it. We do see Dream Bubbles and what could be Sessions being sucked into the black hole, so it’s possible she saw that as acceptable losses in order to stop Lord English/Caliborn. She wants to do what’s best, but she’s not exactly kind or caring.

Is Gamzee still in the fridge? Is he dead?
Gamzee’s fate was left ambiguous. If the fridge survived and Lord English couldn’t assert influence over him anymore, Karkat and Terezi probably retrieved it and brought him along. He is, however, not shown in the new world.

Did LE!Jack’s head exploding somehow teleport Yodelbooger to Caliborn’s Session? How else could he have gotten there?
It didn’t need to. Denizens can appear within multiple separate Sessions. They are totally different bandicoots.

What happened to the ghosts?
The ones sucked into the black hole probably didn’t make it. If any Dream Bubbles survived, they are sill populated with ghosts.

What about Davepeta?
Their fate was left ambiguous and open to interpretation. Davepeta was ‘alive’ (to whatever extent a Sprite^2 is alive) the last we knew, and was at or near ground zero when the juju went off, so it’s actually quite possible they struck the killing blow against Lord English.

What do Blood powers do?
Like many Aspect powers, they are left largely open to reader interpretation. However, they are addressed within canon here, here, and here (and those are only the three times that immediately come to mind, there may be more). There’s actually quite a bit to unpack from that, if you care to do so.

“I have spent days trying to figure out what I want to say. I have crumpled up dozens of pieces of paper and disregarded even more ideas. I have thought about what I could say that might make people feel just a little bit better. But I have come to the realization that it really doesn’t matter what I say. Because there is nothing I can do to take away any of the pain and destruction I have caused. I absolutely loved my parents and had no reason to kill them. I had no reason to dislike, kill or try to kill anyone at Thurston. I am truly sorry that this has happened. I have gone back in my mind hundreds of times and changed one detail, one small event so this never would have happened. I wish I could. I take full responsibility for my actions. These events have pulled me down into a state of deterioration and self-loathing that I didn’t know existed. I am very sorry for everything I have done, and for what I have become.”

- Kip Kinkel’s (Thurston High school shooter) statement to the victims read in court before being sentenced to 111 Years in prison without the possibility of parole

Ok so I had a kind of earthshattering revelation

It probably isn’t earthshattering, groundbreaking, or otherwise terrainshifting to anyone else because it seems really obvious in retrospect but OH WELL

I came up with this while pondering a post I wanted to write, so I’m going to write the original post anyway  then segue into the revelation bit later

Anyway, my initial thought was that I wouldn’t be surprised if Time players going a bit off (or very off) was the rule rather than the exception. I wouldn’t even be surprised if they’re what kills a lot of the failed sessions. It’s a lot of stress to handle. Your job is to die, over and over, for a group of players that are frequently unknowing or ungrateful. When you’re the Alpha, you have to live in a constant state of apprehension because at any moment, with any misstep, you could become a doomed iteration, and everything you are or were or could be blinks out like a broken lightbulb. You don’t matter, not anymore. Walking that tightrope is enough to make anyone snap.

I imagine even if you are the Alpha, the constant presence of doomed iterations must be stressful. It’s a ‘there go I but for the grace of God’ kind of thing - you’re sorry for them but glad it’s not you (but are they you?) and then angry at yourself for being glad - or at least that’s what my thought process would be, probably. I would be a terrible Time player. I’d think myself into a hole and then never crawl out of it. It must do some pretty weird things to your sense of self.

So I imagine there are lots of pitfalls a Time player could fall into.

You could overthink everything, try to make every moment perfect, reset at the first sign of trouble and leave an ever-growing pile of bodies behind. That’s the kind of Time player Dirk would be - as I was discussing with someone, what is his tendency to fragment but an attempt to be in many places at the same time, to be everywhere and make sure everything is perfect. Of course, you couldn’t do that forever. You’d burn out.

Or you could hedge yourself in with fears and cripple yourself, so afraid of making a wrong move and dooming a timeline that you do nothing at all - and of course only invite more disaster. Dave is dangerously close to that now.

You could disassociate yourself from your doomed copies in an effort to tolerate their constant deaths, telling yourself they’re not 'really real’. They’re just tools. But if you start that kind of dehumanizing thinking, it can spread. Why is anyone worth anything? That happened to Aradia, a bit. And Dave has shown some disturbing tendencies in this direction as well. (You may find this assertion surprising, but I can prove it, if you’d like. Or at least make a reasonably compelling case.)

Or you could get angry. You could wonder why this is your job, why all those ungrateful losers on your team deserve to be bailed out of their own messes with your life. You could stop trying to save them. You could look for a way out of the prison Skaia put you in. Damara took that path. You saw how it ended up.

And as I was considering all of this, especially Dave’s alarming hints of dehumanization, I think I figured out what his problem is and why he’s fighting time travel so hard right now. It’s the same problem he’s had since the very beginning, when he was trying to crack that stupid egg in half and it wasn’t hatching fast enough.

Because when he’s trying to fix everything with his own dead copies, when he has to destroy himself over and over again, or as Jade and the HIC suggest, use himself to destroy Lord English

he’s not being the Knight of Time.

He’s trying to be the Prince of Heart. 

2

Relax Inoue , This Time I’m Still Me 

I’m so happy about this because we are finally able to get some kind of closure of the lust arc . I think the lust arc was the worst time ichigo and orihime ever had to live . Ichigo because he completely lost control of himself and his powers and went as far as to kill one of his ennemies and to hurt Ishida and Orihime because she saw the man she loves turn into ‘ a monster’ all while believing it was her own weakness and inability to fight that provoked it all . 

And look at them now . Ichigo is smiling like that to reassure Orihime but there is also a little bit of pride in himself in this smile . I think Ichigo is finally happy that he was able to fully control and understand his powers . He believed for such a long time that the hollow inside him was a beast that he would have to control all his life and here he is proud that it is not the case . Proud of his powers , proud of his heritage and the mixed powers he got from his mom and dad . Ichigo is proud of himself because he understood that there was no monster inside him that could one day hurt his friends . He is proud because he was strong enough to accept his nature and the entirety of his powers . 

And Orihime who always believed herself to be weak and a burden and who is so sure Ichigo’s transformation on the dome was because she was unable to fight . She is fighting beside Ichigo just now . She is helping , protecting him . And she understands Ichigo is not losing himself ever again . She understands that in the dome she did not wake up the monster in Ichigo but a part of his very soul . A power she thought he couldn’t control . But now he is strong enough to control it . He is strong enough to fight with it and protect his friends with it and not hurt them because of it like before . 

So yes this smile is there to reassure Orihime but also to tell her “Hey Inoue , look how strong I got  . Now I’m finally strong enough to protect all those I care about . I’m strong enough to control my powers and not lose myself ever again and hurt one of my friends”

7

That time Last Week Tonight with John Oliver had a Skype interview with the author of A Song of Ice and Fire [x]

I also kind of love that Arya is the character John worries most about.

A Snow, Regina, and Henry Meta Conversation

with @faithandfearcollide

We thought we’d talk a little about how these three characters interact in season 2.  Others are of course welcome into the conversation.

Starting in the Cricket Game I’d like to talk a bit about the reality that Snow encounters as she arrives back in Storybrooke and spends an extended time with and around Regina for the first time with her full memories.  We know that Henry told them all that Regina had saved them but Snow tells Emma “… she tried to kill us – yesterday!” meaning that Snow has chosen to disbelieve Henry because she actually has no other witness then Henry for what happened at that well.

My feeling has always been that Snow doesn’t trust Henry’s judgement about Regina because Snow feels like she was fooled not only as a child but as an adult by her.  I don’t have the gifs but I feel like Ginny plays looks to Henry as if pity.  Like she’s watching her own childhood repeat.

To me she doesn’t believe Regina here at all but some part of the back of her mind she wants to.  She just can’t make herself.  She’s been burned far too many times.  I think the show was sloppy about it, but I don’t actually think they were choosing blood over adoption, but rather it was Snow trying to protect Henry from being hurt by Regina just as she had.

And just a bonus I love this moment.

So I’ve finally hit 2k and it’s still an hour till it’s officially my birthday for me omg this is literally so amazing so here have another follow forever as my thanks.

Some awesome mutuals that I’ve had the privilege of befriending

@dropthebones || @todanhowell || @hcwell || @btsbff || @dantiloquent || @sarcasticphan || @sarcastichowell || @adorablehowell || @ohphil || @seasidephan || @dokidan || @callmeshinsenpai || @dankmemeshowell || @hester-lowell || @phunwithphan || @thorlester || @shingekihowell || @blossomphan || @glowinghowell || @phanbeans || @catastrophan || @starlighthowell || @internetcultleader || @lesterotic || @constipatedhowell || @asianellenpage || @fireworksphan || @phangirlingforphan || @shuu-min || @obyidiot || @sodafloating || @kimboxes || @luhyns || @tbhdanhowell || @philscats || @demisexualhowell || @uhphil || @sighphil || @nerdphan || @lessamazingphil || @cookiephil || @cringe-attacks ||

Several people whose creations are simply amazing

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The squad

@phanbeans || @moreawkwardthanu || @eccentricbooks || @dorayaki-chan || @jiyongpng || @midnight-marionette || @krishan-honey ||

And of course to every single person that decided to click the follow button and have me polluting your dash with crap. You guys honestly make my day and I love you all so much~

When did you find out about Robin’s fate?

January. It gave me a little time to process that because it came as a bit of a shock, as I’d only just been made a series regular that season and moved my family up there and everything, but that was the plan that Adam and Eddy had come up with, and my job as an actor is to serve the writing, serve what’s on the page, and that’s what I’ve always tried to do to the best of my ability.

I WILL FUCKING KILL THEM

I love to Hate You

Requested by Anonymous 

Prompt:  Hello love! Can you make an imagine of Newt and the reader where they have a hate love relationship? Thank you so much xx

Fandom: The Maze Runner

Character: Newt 

Word Count: 1092

Warnings: Swearing, Newt cuteness (it may kill you with time because Newt is the cutest), Smut (just a little bit)

Type: Fluff, Slight Smut

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in other news i’m still C R Y I N G because of that tony and whitney preview oh my god do you UNDERSTAND

  • that bit when she’s asking for her mask back and she starts very calmly but BY THE THIRD TIME HER FINGERS ARE TWITCHING I JUST
  • oh my god “give me back my mask” and tony’s like “why?” WITH THAT CALM AND GENUINE EXPRESSION I AM JUST!!!!!! OH GOSH WRITE ME FAN FIC ABOUT HOW IN THAT MOMENT TONY’S REMEMBERING THE TIME WHEN THEY WERE TOGETHER AND SHE HAD ALLOWED HIM TO SEE HER AS SHE TRULY WAS BUT NOW THEY HAVE TRAGEDY AND YEARS AND BLOOD BETWEEN THEM OH MY GOD I JUST!!!!!
  • whitney having killed two people, “she was an ex-hydra assassin and he was a whore” and tony like “I DON’T LIKE TO LABEL” and “THEY ALSO HAD FAMILIES” oh my gooooodddDDDDD THE 616 TONY IS SO STRONG HERE JESUS CHRIST
  • “no armor. i bring armor, we fight. i just want to talk” OH GOSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHH HE’S NOT EVEN WEARING HIS WRIST WATCH I JUST
  • whitney like “i have nothing to say to you” and tony like “oh, sure you do. all we’ve been through together” [PIERCING SCREECH] ALL WE’VE BEEN THROUGH TOGETHER i cry gOSH THEY HAVE A HISTORY THANK YOU 
  • oh my god and tony seriously SO CALM AND CHILL AROUND HER AND IN HIS CASUAL CLOTHES AND JEANS AND T-SHIRT LAYERS AND LIKE OH GOD????? 
  • OH GOD NON-HOSTILE TONY MEETING WHITNEY WHO’S A SHIELD MOST WANTED AND JUST KILLED TWO PEOPLE AND IS POSSIBLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER VERY RECENT CRIME AND HE’S JUST TALKING TO HER AND SHE’S THREATENING HIM BUT GIVING HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE BECAUSE THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A FIGHT OH MY GOD OH MY GODDDDD SLAAAAAAAAY MY ASS THEY CARE FOR EACH OTHERRRRR LEAVE ME ALONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OH GODDDDDDDDDDDD OH GOD OH MY FUCKING
  • NO BUT LIKE LISTEN TO ME
  • TONY STARK ACTUALLY REGRETTING THE UNNECESSARY DEATH OF AN EX-HYDRA ASSASSIN AND NOT IMMEDIATELY GOING FOR THE PUNCHES AGAINST WHITNEY LIKE 
  • DO YOU REALIZE HOW LONG IT’S BEEN SINCE ACTUAL MAN OF PEACE, “GIVE PEOPLE CHANCES” TONY STARK OH MY GOD PLEASE
  • OH MY GOD

I finish this a while ago but then the Somboom happen I had to jump on that bandwagon first. Now that it has die down a bit I guess now it is a good time as any to submit this.

Anyways. Sombra is totally that one player who cares mostly about kills and who only plays Reaper. Coffee Talk is that Mercy player that basically babysits the whole team but doesn’t get appreciated.

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Ahaha PERFECT CHOICES FOR THEIR CHARACTERS. Also perfect because these are the two I’ve liked playing the most (the entire like 3 times I’ve tried out my friend’s copy). THANK YOU MAGNETTT

They’ve been through hell.

It was an away mission where they managed to piss off the natives and almost get themselves killed at least five times.

It almost doesn’t seem real now they’re back in their quarters on the enterprise, two cups of coffee going cold on the table in front of them.

Jim can’t breathe without his ribs aching, and Bones is pretty sure he’s going to have the headache from hell in a few hours, and this isn’t even the first time he’s had to, quite literally, run for his life.

So it’s probably less surprising than it should be when he finally snaps.

“I swear to God Jim if you make me put up with this shit one more time without marrying me I’m going to kill you.”

And Jim just stares at him for a second before bursting out laughing, and maybe it’s a bit hysterical, and maybe Bones starts laughing with him, because this is his life now and it’s all too insane to be real.

But it only takes two more months before he’s running for his life, this time with a silver band around his finger.