because she is an enabler

how do I get through the day without boiling over with rage at the fact that such a despicable excuse for a human being exists and that she is actually permitted near a child and that Louis has had to deal with her and that she is able to talk about him to the media and that she has the guts to talk about his mother (someone who was 80000000x the person Briana will ever be) and that she pretends to know anything at all about Louis and that she is getting media attention for absolutely no reason other than the fact that she’s a disgusting attention-whoring leech and that she gets away with this stuff because Louis’ team enables it or simply doesn’t bother looking out for his best interests and that she continues to exploit and profit off of Louis and this stunt almost two years later…….

how…….do I get through the day

A Terrible Idea

I was supposed to work on CSBB today.  I did this instead.  Blame the show writers and Captain Swan when I miss this weekend’s CSBB check-in, but I had to get this out of my system.  Sorry if it’s a little slapdash, LOL.

A quick and dirty missing scene from 6.18.  (Canon Compliant.  Plain Smut.  Rated M.)

Find it on AO3.

Tagging @the-lady-of-misthaven, @noorasaetlre, @villains-happy-ending, and @kmomof4 because you all are enablers.  And @bleebug because she asked for stuff like this.




Emma shuttles her mother out the door, promising to meet up with the troops at the sheriffs’ station shortly. Snow totes her ominously-large wedding planner – as great a harbinger of future suffering as any magical artifact Emma’s ever encountered – down the porch steps, and Emma waits until she’s halfway to the sidewalk before shutting the door and turning the bolt (for all the good that does).  

Breakfast long forgotten, she flies up the stairs to the bedroom to suit up for another day of dealing with the Black Fairy’s machinations.  Pulling clean underthings from her dresser drawer, she catches her reflection in the bedroom mirror.  She pauses at the sight of her mussed hair, biting her lip at both the memory of how it got that way and the realization that she definitely needs to see the inside of a shower before they get going – to the wash away the evidence, as it were.  Her eyes dart to the closed bathroom door.  The sound of running water coming from within reminds her that their shower is currently occupied and she has to wait until Killian vacates it or use the bathroom down the hall. And then Option C hits her.  

It’s a great idea.  

It’s a terrible idea.

Pancakes.

She’s all in.  

Gods, they’re going to be so late.  

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Colleen Wing doesn't deserve any of this

I was trying to dissect Iron Fist episode by episode, but it is too painful. Here be spoilers:

Jessica Henwick is visibly struggling in some scenes where her character should punch DR in the throat for crossing her boundaries. Because it’s not in character for her to let him get away with stuff like this.

First meeting: Mangles Mandarin and polices her identity. He’s actually THAT GUY in that scene.

Second meeting: tries to get a job with her again even though she said no the first time and her dojo specialises in Japanese martial arts. Hey, she’s too poor to give him a job but she was nice enough to give him shoes.

Which is not an invitation for him to hide out at her place again when people are after him. 

Or mansplain martial arts to her in her dojo. They practice two different schools of martial arts

And it’s not an invitation for him to step into her class, interrupt the student leading the class and then hitting a teenager (from an abusive background) with a wooden practice sword for laughing at him. (This is already a major red flag.)

That’s at least two throat punches. But oddly enough, Colleen Wing, who does not take shit from other people in the show, does not punch him in the throat.

She also does not tell him off strongly for:

- Interrupting her training session with Claire Temple–that’s really unforgivable in general–interrupting a scene of Claire Temple being trained by Colleen Wing? Seriously? There goes any chance of passing the Mako Mori Test. (It looked like the actress was rather relieved when the script had Claire Temple stay for lunch so that she would not be alone with him.)

- Persuading her to back him up in a dangerous mission after Claire left by buying her building and becoming her landlord–that’s beyond overbearing, that’s some 50 Shades levels of controlling and rich man’s privilege. (She does not punch him for this–she just says “fix my sink”.)

- Rummaging through her stuff and taking her sword. He just forced her to go along with him to spy on dangerous people and he’s looking through her stuff? (She just says “you’re disrespecting my sword with your wuxia bs” and then they flirt awkwardly over swordplay. Ew.)

The writers try to hide how shitty all this was by having DR be Colleen’s enabler–because she actually wants to do dangerous stuff and he saw that in her. They are both secretly adrenaline junkies that like beating people up or something??? That’s some ridiculously far-fetched characterisation there just to give them some common ground (they don’t really have any common ground–the writers are forcing it beyond the bounds of belief).

All this bad writing in aid of trying to hook her up with DR. If anyone tried that first line with a biracial woman, it’s an instant bad first impression even if the guy was Asian. Everything else after that is worth of a restraining order–even if the guy was Asian (and should know better).



The worst part is, DR treats his other favourite-woman-to-stalk Joy better than Colleen, the one he’s allegedly attracted to. Because white women are fragile and much be protected–another trope that needs to die. Even though Joy is not very nice to him and will very likely turn on him in future.  This sort of thing would be less obvious if there were more women in this show or this entire series with lines–but it’s sort of glaring when Claire Temple was beaten up in Daredevil Season 1, Elektra was killed in Daredevil Season 2 and Colleen Wing gets her face smashed in and her fingers dislocated in cage fights with men twice her size (twice so far from episodes 1 to 5). 



That’s only episodes 1 to 5. I cannot stomach any more bad writing in the name of hooking DR up with Colleen Wing.

In summary: Even if they had cast a Chinese actor as DR, I would still root for Colleen Wing to punch him in the throat because the writing is that bad.

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thanks for this! the only thing I’d like to add is they also treat Karen the white woman better in Daredevil seasons 1 and 2. So while the Netflix defenders shows do have WoC they make sure to treat the WoC worse than the white women.  The only exception is Luke Cage where the WoC were respected and valued.

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Partners in (Fighting) Crime Chapter 1: Dragonfly

Originally posted by guywiththeguitar

Masterlist Part 2

Warnings: A few swear words and the occasional dirty joke. 

Relationships: Peter Parker x fem!hero!reader, Michelle x reader (best friends)

Summary: There’s a new superhero in Queens. A girl that goes by the name of Dragonfly, because she has dragonfly wings that enable her to fly and she can even fly at super speed, not to mention her incredibly attractive super strength, and she usually fights with a sword. She and Spider-Man don’t really hit it off at first but over time can they learn to share the city? And in the meantime Peter meets Michelle’s new friend who just moved to Queens and is now a student at Midtown High.

A/N: Hey guys! So I just saw Spiderman yesterday and I looovveed it! It was super good and I’d highly recommend watching it if you haven’t yet! I also came up with the idea for this fic from some inspiration I got from Wonder Woman so the reader is going to be super badass in this story and gives ol’ Spidey a run for his money. I hope you enjoy!


Peter quickly shot his webs and swung from lamp pole to lamp pole. It was the middle of the night and there were two hostage situations going on at two banks in town. The problem was that these guys and girls were S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who had recently been let off and were looking for revenge. This was already tough enough but he couldn’t be in two places at once. He could only hope that he would have enough time to save the hostages at both locations, or maybe Iron Man would go and help the others. 

He arrived at the bank and snuck inside, not wanting to trigger the ex-agents to shoot the hostages. He made his way inside and then using his webs, shot all of the guns out of their hands. Once the guns were gone the hostages fled out of the building and the agents started attacking Peter. They got a few good hits on him, and the battle was pretty tough because these guys had skills but eventually Peter took them down. His eyes widened however when he saw one was talking to someone over a comms unit. “Kill ‘em.” He says with a smirk. 

“No!” Peter shouts. Suddenly the ex-agent’s smirk fades. He turns and hears one of the reporters talking. “Karen turn on my enhanced hearing to listen in on the reporters.” 

“Sure thing Peter.” She says and turns it on. Peter listens in. 

“Tragedy was avoided tonight in Queens when our local hero Spiderman came and saved a crowded bank where people were being held hostage by ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Unfortunately two of these situations were going on at the same time, and it looks like Spiderman can’t be in two places at once.” If only that reporter knew how many times he wished he could be. “Thankfully it seems like a new hero has chosen this moment to come out of the shadows and is currently handling the other situation and saving countless lives as well.” 

“Oh my God! There’s a new hero! I’ve got to meet them! Karen can you direct me to the other bank please!” Peter begs and happily bounces on his feet. 

“Of course Peter.” She says and plots a course for him to go to the other bank to meet this new hero. 

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Cherik Hogwarts AU feat. Gryffindor!Erik and Slytherin!Charles. 

I blame @sielustaja because she is an enabler and we soon have a whole AU planned, this is getting out of hand. 

(ps, this was the original post that started all this)

Happy Birthday, Em. x Tom

Originally posted by princedracoluciusmalfoy

I wrote @coyg-81 a Feltson drabble just because. She is an enabler. 


Setting: Emma’s Oxfordshire flat

Her boyfriend Mack is visiting her from Northern California. She’s about to start more press for The Circle, so they wanted to squeeze some time together in. He makes her breakfast, and there is a knock at the door.

“Delivery for Miss Watson. Please sign here." 

She takes the massive bouquet and places them on the foyer table and opens the envelope.

Hey Em, 

Happy Birthday. I was torn between getting you peonies and anemones, which I remembered were your favourite, but I settled on yellow roses because they mean friendship, and you looked beautiful in the film. It was great seeing you again. 

xTom

She bites her nails no knowing how to react. Mack calls her into the kitchen letting her know breakfast is ready. He’s prepared whole grain pancakes, fresh fruit, and coffee. A bit too healthy for the mood she’s in. She honestly would have been happy with a can of beans and toast. 

"Who was that?” Mack asked, pouring her a cup of coffee.

“Oh, just a delivery. I got flowers for my birthday.”

“May I ask from whom?”

She nervously stabs her pancakes with her fork and clears her throat. “Oh, um. From Tom.”

“Hanks, Hiddleston, or Felton?”

She laughs at this because she does have quite a few Toms in her life. “Felton. The card was quite sweet, actually. He said he was going to send me my favorite flowers, but instead sent yellow roses because of the symbolism of friendship.”

“Oh,” Mack says deadpan.

Emma could Mack tense as he grew silent. He didn’t have anything to worry about, did he? She and Tom had only recently started talking again, well, outside of their group texts. So much time had passed since they were teenagers. Wow, had it been ten years since she told him she was going to uni in the States? He didn’t take it well. They were finally taking the steps beyond friendship, and she ruined it. At the time, it felt like the best decision for her personal growth, but seeing him finding comfort in another woman destroyed her for years. She became a serial monogamist. From one serious relationship to the next, but never settling down to get married. But he did the same thing, didn’t he? Leaving for LA, in a serious relationship, never marrying…She wonders, did he ever even think of proposing? They were together for years.

“Emma.” Mack snaps her out of her train of thought.

“Oh, sorry. My mind was on the next press tour,” she lied.

Her iPhone buzzes as a text comes through. She looks down, and it’s from Tom.

TF: Hey Em. It’s 1 a.m. here in Vancouver, but since I’m up, I thought I’d wish you happy birthday. Did you get my gift?

She smiles and replies. 

EW: Yes, they are lovely, but I would have been happier with the peonies and anemones 

EW: How did you remember?

TF: You always had a fresh bouquet in your dressing room. They smelled so lovely. I don’t know. Just stuck with me.

Mack grows uneasy with his girlfriend completely ignoring him while she texts

TF: I just wrapped for the season. I’m heading to my mum’s for a week before heading back to Venice Beach. Will you be around? Maybe catch up for dinner or drinks?

EW: Actually, I’ll be in LA 25 April. Want to meet up then?

TF: Yeah. Brilliant. Do we want to invite some friends?

Emma thinks about this, and she’s been to party after party over the past month or so. She could do with a night in.

EW: Could we actually do something low key? Like a bottle of wine on my hotel balcony?

TF: what about my place? I have a great view of the beach.

EW: sounds perfect. I’ll text you later with details. Thanks again for the flowers.

TF: You’re very welcome. Heading to bed now. 

TF: Night.

EW: Night.

fiiveroundsrapid  asked:

NO BUT ITS SO IMPORTANT. bc serena is finally letting someone in, she's letting bernie in, she's being vulnerable and its beautiful for our normally no-nonsense professional auu mum. so she can heal. i just have a lot of feelings about these two.

YES! I love fluff as much as the next person, but I LIVE for this kind of character and relationship development because it goes so much deeper than just your basic making out etc (see Jac and Matteo). This episode wasn’t easy but it was so important. Bernie not letting Serena get away with erratic behaviour because she loves her too much to enable her even in her grief, and Serena finally letting Bernie be there for her. I have so many feelings and I’m actually so happy with this episode. *goes to rewatch The Hug™*

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Just Random Thoughts: Angel’s Inspiration

Something I really appreciate about Angel’s character arc is that he chooses to becomes a better person, not for Buffy, but because of Buffy. She inspires him. Hence, even if he could never ever be with her, and even after he is forced to leave her, he still chooses to be a Champion, because she enabled him to believe in something good again. Moreover, she enabled him to believe that he, himself, could be a force for good.

We see this particularly, I think, after Buffy kills Luke in The Harvest. Angel says, in awe and shock, “She did it!” Before that, he’s acting a bit over-the-top cocky. He’s playing a role. He’s acting a part, unsure of whether or not this will blow up in his face. He’s insecure in just about every sense, and he’s hedging his bets. Afterwards, he’s impressed, inspired, and ready to throw it all in to fight against evil. When she accepts her duty as a Slayer, he is deeply moved and wants to do better. After she kills Luke, he believes that he can do better. From that point on, he grows and grows as a person, and gains more and more confidence, until he can even head his own organisation against the “Forces of Darkness.” 

Ever since we found out that “not everybody’s going to make it out” by the end of Crooked Kingdom, I’ve been torturing myself with ideas about who it could be because why not.

  • Inej. She’s kidnapped. She could be Van Eck’s bargaining chip, or she could be the Six’s false hope. 
    • Kaz finally confesses that he wants her back. They find where she’s being hidden, and there’s this giddy sense of hope building amongst them because they’re going to get her back, they’re going to get their Wraith back, they just know it. 
    • But Kaz finds Inej a little too late. 
    • She’s slumped in the chair she’s tied to and there’s blood everywhere and he hears Inej’s voice in his head, “Say you’re sorry.”
  • The jurda parem didn’t get to Nina, but it got to Jesper. None of the six wanted him to do it, but they couldn’t change Jesper’s mind. “It’ll be fun,” he said. We can’t save Inej without this, he thought.
  • Matthias. He made an oath to Nina, and he told himself and her that he’d never break it, but this sure as hell feels like breaking it.
  • Nina at the hands of other Grisha because Matthias isn’t druskelle anymore dammit. He’s their friend and he’s hers and he knows better now. Matthias made mistakes and there has to be more to his life than fixing them, so Nina will buy him that time if it’s the last thing she does. 
  • Wylan refuses to get a crow tattoo and Jesper teases him for being afraid of the pain. 
    • Yeah, he’s scared of the pain, there’s no denying it, but he’s also scared of being a part of something. Something real. Something stable. Something concrete.
    • Wylan was never allowed to stay. His father pushed him away and he wasn’t enough of anything to be a member of the Dregs. He told himself he wanted to keep it that way. 
    • He never expected to survive, but maybe this way it won’t count as leaving them.
    • Once Inej is safe, once his father is long gone, once Wylan is bleeding out on the pavement and Jesper is clutching at his hand like he wants to break every single bone, he realises that the tattoo wouldn’t make a difference. 
    • Wylan is leaving. He’s leaving Nina and Inej and Kaz and his flute and the Barrel and Jesper. He hates it more than anything in the world.
  • Inej and Jesper die together. They’ve always had bad taste, but they never expected it to get them in any real trouble. However, they know their place, and neither of them are worth as much as the Lieutenant of The Dregs. If Kaz is safe, everything will be okay. They’ve done their part. 
    • They’re climbing when it happens. Kaz was already at the top, not looking over the edge but waiting for Jesper and Inej at the end of the rope. 
    • It’s not an easy wall to scale in the first place, but the wound in Jesper’s arm makes it worse.
    • He starts to fall, and Inej reaches for him without thinking, and ends up losing her grip, too
    • Jesper tries to curl himself around Inej. It’s impossible for both of them to survive but maybe, just maybe she could. For the Wraith to die falling would be a cruel joke. 
    • Inej pushes him away because Jesper picks the worst times to play hero
    • She just squeezes his hand, and waits for them to hit the ground.
  • All of them. 
    • Van Eck keeps Jesper and Nina because they’re Grisha and they could be useful. They don’t last long.
    • Inej is tortured for information on the Dregs but she doesn’t breathe a word about them to Van Eck’s men. Then, she doesn’t breathe at all.
    • Matthias is thrown back into a cell to rot. He was never meant to get out in the first place. 
    • Jan Van Eck decides that the best way to deal with his troublesome son is to kill him with his own hands
    • But they let Kaz go
  • There was no part of Kaz that was not broken that had not healed wrong. When he got back to the Barrel, alone and empty handed, all those parts of him broke once again.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing

Dr. Talia Gershon, a materials scientist by training, came to IBM Research in 2012. After 4.5 years of developing next-generation solar cell materials, she got inspired to learn about quantum computing because it might enable all kinds of discoveries (including new materials). Having authored the Beginner’s Guide to the QX, she passionately believes that anyone can get started learning quantum! - Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

Garnet: the burden of leadership, self-restraint, and longing for connection

post-“Jail Break”, a lot of us rather inevitably and understandably started using its ‘Garnet is a fusion of Ruby and Sapphire’ revelation to both interpret Garnet in subsequent episodes and to recontextualize her admittedly stoic, withdrawn behavior throughout Season 1.

this sort of ‘recontextualization effect’ encouraged some funny fandom trends–like figuring out what Ruby and Sapphire were feeling/thinking during moments like Garnet’s infamous telephone conversation with Dr. Maheswaran in “Fusion Cuisine” or the duration of Garnet’s fusion with Amethyst in “Coach Steven”. and those were mostly harmless, but allowing Ruby and Sapphire’s love to determine our understanding of Garnet as a wholly happy, healthy relationship–even over behavior that suggested something deeper and different–really does Garnet a huge disservice.

Garnet isn’t just Ruby and Sapphire in a trench coat, or Ruby and Sapphire copiloting Garnet’s body.

Garnet embodies Ruby and Sapphire’s love, and she’s a gestalt–her own, distinct person, with her own personality and experiences, who’s quite literally greater than the sum of her parts.

during The Week of Sardonyx, a lot of us–including myself–noted that, because she embodies Ruby and Sapphire’s loving relationship, Garnet couldn’t really comprehend the depths of Amethyst’s and Pearl’s loneliness, insecurity, self-loathing, and lack of self-esteem… 

…and while there’s definitely more to it than I originally understood before my Garnet-targeted canon rewatch, I still believe that point has a little merit. while Amethyst and Pearl once had Rose to help them work through their issues and remind them that they were valued and loved, Rose ultimately abandoned her physical form to have Steven–and even before that, it was impossible for Rose to always be there for Amethyst and Pearl in the same way that Ruby and Sapphire are for one another, because they’re “always together”. like Pearl, it’s very likely that Ruby and Sapphire experienced marginalization and oppression on Homeworld…but by fusing out of love, they’re able to lend each other constant, unconditional support and achieve a transcendent sense of togetherness.

that unconditional love, constant support, and transcendent togetherness of Ruby and Sapphire’s fusion are the foundation of Garnet’s very being. in her own words, Garnet has told Steven on two separate occasions that being a fusion makes her feel like she’s never alone…

…and the relative emotional stability and security she feels because of that–along with her unique abilities and amplified strength as a fusion–are probably the qualities that made her the best candidate to step up as the Crystal Gems’ new leader after Rose gave up her physical form.

but–and I cannot stress this enough–none of those qualities preclude Garnet from longing for significant connections with others, experiencing loneliness, or having her own insecurities. Ruby and Sapphire may always be together, but Garnet is her own person with her own feelings, thoughts, emotional needs, and relationships with the others. Garnet’s needs are different than Amethyst’s and Pearl’s, but hers are just as valid as theirs. 

in fact, Garnet’s behavior and interactions with the other Crystal Gems throughout the series establish that she wants connection keenly…but deliberately distances and holds herself back from her teammates emotionally, hence her ‘stoic’ and ‘put together’ exterior.

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I want an AU where Rin and Sousuke get together, but because of respective shark mouth problems, they’re both terrible kissers and all of their make-out sessions end with them covered in blood and drool.

I want this because of reasons.

anonymous asked:

I'm happy that when Abby left dance moms she took Gianna with her. Gianna got away so easy for the shitty stuff she did just because she "wasn't as bad as Abby"

yeah

fuck that enabling asshole

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Chapter VI.

First - Previous - Next

Based on Lilithsaur’s trash triplets AU

Is also also supposed to be taken as a direct continuation of the last two chapters.


Kylo continued to walk in silence, trailing a few feet behind Rey, and while that’ll usually be no problem for him, with Rey it was different.

“C'mon Rey. Talk to me.”

“No.” She said as she walked faster to try and leave him behind, but his long legs allowed him to easily keep up with her pace.

“I said I’m sorry. What more do you want from me?” Kylo asked as Rey stopped mid walk.

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jane insists she hangs around vriska and terezi to temper them because shes Oh So Reasonable but nobody enables them like she does

vriska asks terezi to use a palm tree to launch her across the beach and jane inserts herself like “Clearly, they’ll do it no matter what, so I should make sure they don’t get hurt. Here, use this rope to pull the tree down; you’ll get better leverage”

anonymous asked:

Do you think Cristina knew about Megan? I doubt because surely If she had known Meredith would known too. Grey seemed surprised when she forced Owen to tell her.

I think Cristina didn’t know about Megan. I don’t think Owen has ever told anyone which is really sad. I say this a lot but I don’t think Owen is very used to having people being there for him. He is used to having people’s back, but who has ever had his? I mean, really, really, had his? Up until Amelia, no one has selflessly given him so much support, love and care. Which is ultimately all he really wants, someone to grow with, someone to share his life with.

I don’t think Cristina knew but if she did, tbh it makes their relationship even more disturbing because it means she totally neglected it and enabled Owen to keep this huge secret filled with heartbreak and guilt to himself, which is definitely not healthy. He was biased and didn’t want to see it because he didn’t want to deal with the pain, but as his partner, she should have been able to help in case she did know.

As a lesbian, I am really fucking tired of seeing people attack trans people under the guise of being supportive of lesbians. 

I really don’t give a shit if someone once identified as a lesbian and now as a trans man or if a trans woman hits on a cis lesbian. I don’t care if you think that trans women are “invading” women’s spaces. They’re women and so they belong in there.  It’s not progressive to pit woman against woman. It’s not progressive to hate another woman because of how she was born. It’s not progressive to pass or enable laws that result in women being harassed in bathrooms. Stop misgendering them. Stop excluding them. Stop stereotyping them. Stop treating them like shit. I don’t give a lick about how you were raised. Everyone can learn to be a better person, you just have to want to be.