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How Do I Love Thee? (part 1)

SOULMATE AU

Bucky Barnes X Reader

Summary: People know that existence of a soulmate, but only about 1% of the population meet theirs. Most people don’t even try to find their soulmate and settle for someone they love, but will never fully love. Some people spend their entire life searching the earth for that one person they are made for, some even go mad along the way. But when someone does find their soulmate, my god, it’s the most magical thing a human can ever experience.

Adelaide is a biomedical engineer that gets hired by Stark industries and finds herself diving head first in the lives of the Avengers. She meets a traumatized Bucky Barnes and realizes that she has found her soulmate, but being the soulmate of Bucky Barnes is extremely complicated and she is not sure if she’s strong enough the handle his demons.

Author’s notes: This is just an introductions. There is nothing exciting that happens in this chapter. It’s just a set up for the rest of the story. 




According to Greek Mythology, humans were created with four arms, four legs, two heads, and one heart. Afraid of their power, Zeus sent down lightning bolts and separated each human into two, leaving each one with two arms, two legs, one head, and a piece of each other’s heart. The separation left both sides with a desperate yearning to be reunited and because they shared the same soul, humans were condemned to spend their lives searching for the other half of their soul.


The moment a person is born, society bombards them with the idea of finding their soulmate. It has become such a dominant part of everyday life that everywhere you turn, people seem to be obsessed with finding their other half. Yet only about 1% of the world’s population finds their soulmate and everyone else settles for second best. But that’s never stopped humans from trying to come up with algorithms and methods of find “the one”.

 A soulmate is such a powerful entity, at the age of 5 a person starts to feel their soulmates’ presence, they get visions of what their soulmate sees and occasionally feel waves of their emotions. When two soulmates find each other, the ground beneath them shakes and a bolt of lightning strikes, causing the veins on their forearm to pulse a beautiful light blue, it’s like Zeus himself is sending them a message.

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For such a long time I wondered what was wrong with me. Why can others feel free to express their sexuality, but I was punished for lacking mine? Finally, I started realising that the problem wasn’t me, it’s just who I am. Still, in today’s society bombarded with sexual innuendos, it’s hard for others to understand an asexual person.
—  Anonymous
Life, Death, Out-of-Body Experiences and the Journey of Consciousness

What Would You Take With You to the Afterlife?

People save up for retirement, but how well do we prepare for the journey after? Ancient cultures put great emphasis on the afterlife, because they knew consciousness continued after death. They were right: Out-of-body experiences reveal we really do exist beyond the body. Knowing this truth should inspire us to seek in life what really matters and remains after death – awakened consciousness.

What is the greatest mystery of life? According to a legendary Q&A in the Indian spiritual epic the Mahabharata, the greatest wonder is that countless people die every day, yet those left behind believe they will live forever.

There is a well-known saying that the only certainty in life is death, but our hyper-connected modern society is not exactly inspiring much reflection on what lies beyond the transient.

People put aside savings for retirement, and some take out life insurance to take care of the loved ones they leave behind. This looks after physical needs, but what about the needs of consciousness which continues without the body? What preparations are made for its journey after death – the ultimate journey of a lifetime?

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Gillian Anderson’s Ferocious Turn as Blanche DuBois Has Been 30 Years in the Making
One of the most-anticipated theater performances of the year has arrived in Brooklyn.
By Richard Lawson

One of the most-anticipated theater performances of the year has arrived in Brooklyn.

BY RICHARD LAWSON

When I went to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn on a recent sunny Monday afternoon to interview Gillian Anderson about her upcoming must-see run as Blanche DuBois, in a highly lauded London transfer production of A Streetcar Named Desire, there was little indication of the whiskey- and perfume-scented hurricane that was about to blow through. Crew members were putting things together—chiefly the stunning rotating set that acts as both canny staging device and metaphor for a swirling, unknowable mind—though their work was surprisingly quiet. The production, directed by Benedict Andrews, uses modern furniture and sleek lines, not your usual Streetcar aesthetic, but what rages around all those IKEA trappings is as primal and elemental as Tennessee Williams gets.

And Anderson, petite and friendly and measured when we spoke in a little side room antechamber at St. Ann’s, was, of course, nothing like Blanche, Williams’s most indelible creation, an addled, broken, toweringly tragic anti-heroine. Which makes Anderson’s performance, a breathless and breathtaking piece of finely tuned melodrama, all the more impressive. Blanche is something of a Mt. Everest in the theater world, a perilous undertaking that many actresses feel a kind of calling to attempt at least once in their lives. I was curious if that was the case for Anderson, who’s enjoyed over two decades of critically acclaimed success in television and on the London stage.

“Blanche was in my acting plan for 30 years,” she told me plainly. “I’ve wanted to play her since I was a teenager.” Her experience playing the character, first in a sold-out, extended run at London’s Young Vic in 2014 and now until June in D.U.M.B.O., has been so enriching, though, that she worries it’s maybe ruined her for everything else. “You kind of feel that you can’t go backwards in terms of degree of genius,” she said with a laugh. “So it really does feel like, where does one go from here? And does that mean that you’re primarily sticking within the classics and the odd contemporary play that blows everybody’s mind? And if that is it, do I then start making the list as a 47-year-old, ‘O.K. so how old approximately is Hedda [Gabler], how old is Lady Macbeth?’ Do I need to start mapping that out?”

I was curious how Anderson maps out her somewhat peripatetic career, switching between stage and screen, from the U.K. to the U.S. She told me that a good deal of her decision making comes down to practical things like being near her three children, who live in London, but there’s also the all-important matter of material (“Logistics has a lot to do with it, but bottom line is material”), and of the intense commitment that live theater requires. “I’ve been asked to do plays next year already,” she said. “But I’m not that person who can do six- to twelve-month runs, or who can do a play every year. I just don’t have that in me. I generally only do a play once every three or four years.”

She’s plenty busy in television, anyway, recently reviving her most famous role as skeptical F.B.I. agent Dana Scully in six new episodes of The X-Files, and having just wrapped shooting Season 3 of the grim British cop-vs.-serial-killer drama The Fall. (Speaking of serial killers, there was also her turn as a loony psychotherapist on NBC’s cult favorite Hannibal.) Despite the sometimes light, playful tone of the newX-Files episodes, this is all pretty dark stuff, but none more so, in some ways, than Blanche’s descent into madness and ruin.

Anderson told me that she sees both a timelessness and a timeliness in all that aching despair. “One of the things that Tennessee wrote about is the innocent and the poetic, the sensitive of the world. The bombardment upon them from society at large. That has only increased over time, with technology and with what we as humans are expected to endure on a daily basis.”

That’s a heavy bombardment to endure night after night—watching Anderson power through the three-hour-plus play is exhausting and rattling in the best kind of way—but Anderson has already survived it in London, and now, two years later, seems ready and eager for her New York run to get underway. (The show opens on May 1.) Imagining that she might need the occasional break from being inside Blanche’s roiling, reeling head, I asked her if, with her limited downtime, she’ll be getting up to anything fun or relaxing while in the city. “My kids are going to come out a couple of times,” she said. “And I think we’ll probably end up doing some of the things that I never even did when I lived here. We might go up to Rockefeller Center, or the Empire State Building.” Nice, normal, happy stuff, and many miles away from the horrors of Brooklyn—I mean, Elysian Fields.

I’ve been wearing the same clothes for three days now, camped with the Bourbon Bandits and The Bombardment Society at BombBourbon Run, laid under the stars with the boy of my dreams and saw shooting stars, rode my Targa LX over 70 miles and only stopped because I watched my friend get air lifted to the hospital after wrecking her moped, drank beers with amazing new people and until tonight never stopped smiling. This has been one of the most amazing weekends of my life and I am only sad because it has now come to an end. 

I only wish I could’ve completed the run and that Sara will be okay. Going back to the real world tomorrow is going to be the worst feeling in the world. 

Fuckin. Mopedz.

anonymous asked:

whats ur stance on the Gays™ and how do u feel about non-binary genders

(boi do i have a STORY for y'all about them Dark Days of 2012-2015 and why I believe what I believe bc of that but it has to wait for another post cause I started writing it and it got way too long and off topic SO ANYWAYS this actually came at a great time n I’m really thankful for it, because my youth group just finished an 8 week long series about sexual purity!!!)

Because of my faith, I do not agree with nor do I support the lgbt movement. God makes it pretty clear that homosexuality is a sin in multiple cases (not even including Old Testament passages, since many people like to portray those as outdated):

>> AS STATED IN 1 TIMOTHY 1:3-11;

“As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.”

The law is good and is in place for a reason. I want to emphasize verse 5: “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” The aim of our charge is love. We don’t hate you. We don’t want you to “rot in hell”. We love you dearly and we want what’s best for you, which is why we have set guidelines and commandments in the first place.

>> AS STATED IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10;

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

[I want to point out that the Greek word translated here as “men who practice homosexuality” (or in other translations, “male prostitutes”) is actually a separate word altogether, meaning “effeminate men”, which is likely meant to mean transgender folk.]

But there is ALWAYS hope. Continuing into verse 11: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” God NEVER runs out of forgiveness, and you NEVER run out of second chances.

>> AS STATED IN 1 CORINTHIANS 6:18;

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”

>> AS STATED IN ROMANS 1:26-27;

“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

>> AS STATED IN GENESIS 1:27;

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

Moving on to focus on the non-binary part of your question: God created two genders, male and female. Put bluntly, society made up the rest of the gender spectrum. Tons of kids nowadays are being bombarded with society telling them that they can’t “identify” with the gender they were born as, because being “normal” isn’t “interesting”. I believe the vast majority of gender dysphoria issues is either because of society/social media confusing kids by telling them they need to be different/that because they like dolls they’re a girl, not a boy/that because they don’t like the color pink they’re a boy, not a girl, or because of a mental health issue (obsessing over pronouns to the point that you have a full-blown panic attack whenever someone accidentally misgenders you doesn’t sound healthy).

God doesn’t make mistakes. He has a very specific plan and purpose for you. You were born the gender you were born for a reason.

So, to answer your question, no, I do not agree with the lgbt movement.

THAT BEING SAID, I do love the lgbt community. We are called to love, and just because you are gay or bisexual or transgender or anything doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. Contrary to popular belief, disagreeing with someone doesn’t mean that you hate them.

ALSO, I want to emphasize the fact that all sin is equal, whether the sin in question is a tiny white lie or sexual immorality. It doesn’t matter. All sin is the same in God’s eyes.

This answer got real long but hopefully I answered your question ;o;

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.“ (Romans‬ ‭8:37-39‬)