but leaning on it very heavily

anonymous asked:

I ship Lapidot hardcore, but I can't tell if the crew is trying to tell a story of two best friends living together or two beings who started off hating each other then end up falling in love

That’s totally understandable.  The line between “best friends” and “lovers” can be an incredibly thin one - especially if you consider that a lot of people in life consider their romantic partner to also be their best friend.

However, I’m very heavily leaning towards “lovers”, in the case of Lapis and Peridot.

I’ve written about this subject at length, of course; but there really are some key points to consider if you’re trying to figure out whether or not their relationship is platonic, which I’m going to try and lay out here.

First of all, people make a big deal about how certain characters look at each other.  Peridot and Lapis do smile/grin at other characters an awful lot (it’s perfectly normal to do this to your friends, of course), but there’s something more in the way that they look at each other that truly sets their interactions apart…

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

Peridot’s not just smiling here - she’s positively beaming in a way that she’s never, ever done whilst looking at any other character before.  The way she draws her hands in to her chest while giggling is very typical of how cartoon characters tend to look at their crush/love interest.  And those eyes

Lapis blushes at her and has to look away.  Is this because she’s thinking “oh no she’s really freaking cute”?  Because it sure looks that way to me.  I’m struggling to think of any other reason why she would have to look away like that.

The change of lighting in this scene - with the sun finally coming out in-time with Peridot’s huge smile - makes the whole thing seem rather poetic.  Lapis has spent the entire episode, up until a couple of minutes before this fateful scene, behaving in quite a mean way towards Peridot.  Her resentment was plain for all to see… and yet, she had a change of heart and saved Peridot from the Roaming Eye, specifically stopping to ask her if she was okay afterwards.  And then when Peridot smiles at her and the lighting changes, this could easily be interpreted as being symbolic of Lapis looking at Peridot in a new light.

This isn’t the only time that they give one another loving looks, either.

Originally posted by giffing-lapis

The three characters in this GIF are all watching Peridot.  Look at Lapis here, and compare her facial expression to the other two.  She’s smirking in a way that almost looks suggestive, especially when coupled with those half-lidded eyes…

…and this is something that Lapis tends to do quite a lot - but only when looking at Peridot.

Likewise…

…Peridot also looks at Lapis, and only Lapis, in a tender way on more than one occasion (particularly note her hands in the second picture - again, it’s the archetypal “cartoon character looking at their love interest” pose).

Originally posted by doafhat

It’s worth noting that the pair of them haven’t had a single negative interaction, of any description whatsoever, since the closing scene of Barn Mates.  After that episode, they are then shown in Beta to be sharing basically everything - not just a home, but their interests as well.  Best friends can be close, of course; but Peridot and Lapis appear to share a bond that goes above and beyond something that’s simply platonic. 

Indeed, their interactions in Beta are often compared to those of married couples, and it’s very easy to see why.  They’ve become incredibly close in a short space of time, and are very much settled in their new home together.  Niether of them has ever appeared as happy and relaxed as they are around each other.

Originally posted by estufar

They’re also in absolutely perfect harmony with each other.  In the GIF above, for example, Peridot doesn’t even need to look at Lapis to know that she’s going to get a high-five, she just knows.  It’s also interesting how her facial expression perfectly mirrors Lapis’ as they’re high-fiving (again, without Peridot even looking at Lapis), further empasising how in-sync they both are.

Originally posted by entediadoateamorte

If Barn Mates had them move in together, Beta had them behave like a married couple - then Gem Harvest had them taking the next step, getting a “child”.

Peridot and Lapis embark on a mutual desire to create a new life together (arguably metaphorical of a couple who have a mutual desire to raise a child together) - resulting in “Veggie Head”, the pumpkin.They both treat it like an actual child in many ways, rather than a pet - with Peridot even trying to teach it to speak! 

Steven also says about Veggie - “it’s nice to have a new addition to the family”, meaning that that even he considers Lapis and Peridot to be an actual family unit, rather than simply being close friends.

These reasons (and many more) are why I believe Lapis and Peridot are, in fact, being written as a romantic couple.

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“Chemistry is an incalculable thing. You find two people that you really like and respond to, that fit the spirit of the people who are going to be on-screen, and you place them together and hope for the best.”

“These two people have to connect. That’s where I lean very heavily on these two actors. There’s a scene where Mildred has been released from jail. She goes home. Richard’s not there. He sneaks out that night and sneaks into her room. It’s all done in one shot.”

“I remember sitting behind the camera watching this and thinking, ‘There’s no flinching. There is no hint of hesitation in their skin or eyes. They are face to face, cheek to cheek. Lips to lips, in this very delicate, intimate scene.’ That’s the definition of chemistry. I can’t take any credit for that other than I just set the table.”

–  “Loving” writer/director Jeff Nichols on the beautiful chemistry created on-screen by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving

Fictober: “Sleep, baby, sleep”

So, this is it: the last day of Fictober! It was so much fun, really, and I am so thankful for all the stories I got to read. And very, very grateful that you guys read my stuff, too, liked it, reblogged it, and you know. And now, have some family fluff.


“Daddy? Why are you sleeping on the couch?” Mulder’s eyes pop open and he blinks a few times to get rid of the foggy curtain. William comes into view, first blurry then very clearly. He’s holding his favorite stuffed animal, a faded giraffe, tightly to his chest. His hair is sticking into all directions; Mulder wonders briefly if he should have brushed it before he put his son to bed with wet hair.

“I must have fallen asleep,” Mulder explains and his voice sounds gravely. He easily picks up his son and plants him on his lap. The boy leans heavily against him, obviously tired himself. “Why are you up again, buddy?”

“Mommy isn’t home.” William’s voice is small as he turns to look at his father. His blue eyes shimmer with unshed tears he refuses to let go.

“She’s still at work. Remember when she told you earlier?” The boy nods slowly.
“We had fun tonight without mommy, didn’t we?” Again, William nods. But his eyes betray him; he just wants his mother. Mulder can’t really blame him for that. There’s a reason why he’s asleep on the couch and not up in their bedroom. Sleeping in the bed without her, even if he knows that she’ll crawl in at some point during the night, it’s something he tries to prevent. Mulder looks at the small digital clock over on the book shelf: 11.18 pm.

“She’ll be home soon, buddy. Come on, I’ll take you back to bed.” William’s fingers dig into Mulder’s shoulders painfully; he makes a mental note to cut the kid’s fingernails soon.

“I wanna wait for mommy.” His soft sobs pull at Mulder’s resolve. He strokes his back gently, like he used to do when he had nightmares. Mulder is certain that he can hear Scully’s voice telling him to take William back to bed anyway. He has preschool tomorrow and he needs his sleep. But as someone who’s missed Scully with every fiber of his being, how can he even begin to convince his son?

“All right,” he feels William sigh against his neck with his tiny mouth slightly open; Mulder knows the boy will be asleep again in no time. “You can wait here with me. Just close your eyes, buddy, and sleep.” Carefully, he lies back down with William on his chest. The boy cuddles close, grabbing Mulder’s T-shirt as if needing something to hold on to. The giraffe falls to the ground, currently unneeded. A minute later, William’s breathing relaxes, deepens. Mulder considers taking him upstairs and into his own bed. But his bones protest, scream for sleep too. So he closes his eyes, just for a moment, just to rest a minute. Before he follows his son into a land of vivid dreams, he drags the woolen blanket from the backrest and covers them both.

“Mulder?” A gentle, warm sensation on his cheek. His eyes, even more weary than earlier, struggle to open. The first thing he catches is a sense of red; his lips curl up.

“Scully, hey.” His eyes are hardly open, but suddenly he feels surrounded by her presence everywhere. There’s her scent, her touch, just her.

“Why are you two down here?”

“Will wanted to wait for you.”

“And you let him?” Her voice is only mildly irritated and definitely amused.

“We both couldn’t wait to see you again.” She rolls her eyes, but he can see that she’s happy. Her hand is still on his cheek, stroking him gently. The other is on Will’s back.

“Hm, you both didn’t seem too excited. Given that I had to wake you.”

“We were tired. We’re getting on in age, you know?”

“I know.” Her eyes blink tiredly at him; Mulder can’t see the time from here, but he’s suddenly certain that she stayed longer at the hospital than she’d intended.

“How was work?”

“Exhausting,” she admits, “I can’t wait to get to bed.”

“I’ll be right with you.” Scully picks William up carefully, so Mulder can get off the couch. His bones creak and ache and he groans. Scully raises an eyebrow.

“No longer used to sleeping on the couch.” He says reaching for William.

“Mommy?” A small voice then asks. “You’re home!” He clings to her like a small monkey, unwilling to let her go.

“I am,” Scully tells him with a kiss to his temple, “but it’s time for bed now.” Mulder watches as William nods against his mother’s shoulder. No backtalk when it’s Scully, of course. He watches as she carries him up the stairs. They’re talking in hushed tones, small whispers, with the occasional giggle. Mulder follows them, always a step behind. This is their time now and he doesn’t need to hear their words anyway; he feels the love of them right in his heart, right in his soul.

tumblr, do not panic.


lower population rural counties will always report their election returns first.  those counties will very likely swing republican, making it seem like a state is leaning republican even if the final total is different.


the first few poll closings and this state calls are in very heavily red states, so it will seem like trump has an early lead.


once polls start closing in the bluer northeast states, like they will at 9 PM eastern time, the momentum will shift back towards clinton.


do not worry.

Here is a small teaser preview of my piece for the @naruhinafanzine! I was assigned Spring/Academy-Genin Days so here they are as year one babies students. And it’s spring of course! XD It is a good thing that I got spring since my art style leans very heavily on bright colors and lighting.

Still in a very sketchy messy state right now but the whole thing is blocked out and the color palette has been set. I probably have around 2 more days of work left if everything keeps going at this nice steady pace with no massive fudge ups. lol

Labor and Delivery

Originally posted by natasha-stark-rogers

Bucky x Pregnant!Reader

Word Count: 407

A/N: Y/D/N= your daughter’s name. I hope you like it!

Request by Anonymous:  What about a BuckyxPregnantReader? Like, she goes into labor and ends up holding his left (metal) hand to prevent hurting his right. When it’s all over and she lets go, there are finger shaped dents in his hand…

You woke up at about four o’clock in the morning feeling as if you’d wet the bed. Then you realized that your water had broken. Shit. You leaned over, shaking your husband awake. “Bucky, you need to wake up. Bucky.” His eyes blinked open in protest, not very happy that you woke him up so early. He snapped to attention when you cried out in pain, caused by a contraction ripping through your body.

“Y/N, what’s wrong,” he looked at you with concern, rubbing his hand up and down your arm. Breathing heavily, you leaned forward, attempting to exit your bed.

“I-I think my water just broke.” His eyes widened in panic. The two of you were not prepared for this. The baby wasn’t supposed to come for another two weeks. He began frantically throwing the things you would need after the baby was born into a bag, intent on getting to the hospital as soon as possible. You waddled out of your bedroom after changing into clean clothes and climbed into the car. Bucky got into the front seat, fumbling with his seat belt because his hands were shaking so much.

After arriving at the hospital your doctor pulled some strings to get you a private suite to have your baby. You were only in labor for four hours before you were ready to push. Gripping Bucky’s metal hand you screamed, pushing as hard as you could. You just wanted your baby out and for the pain to stop. After half an hour of pushing, your baby girl made her debut into the world. The doctors placed her on your chest and you smiled, relieved that your baby girl was out and ok. “She’s so beautiful,” Bucky smiled and kissed your forehead.

You looked down at the hand you had been clutching and realized your fingers had left indents in the metal. “Oh my God I’m so sorry Bucky.” You stifled a laugh, unable to believe you had the strength to damage his metal hand.

“Don’t worry about it. We have our daughter and she’s perfect.” Bucky leaned down and picked up your little girl, patting her back and rocking her back and forth until she fell into a content sleep. You smiled drowsily, exhausted from Y/D/N’s birth. Sleep took you over and you didn’t fight it, knowing that you and Y/D/N would always be safe as long as you had Bucky to care for you.

Slightly Jealous (Leo x reader)

Request: Can you make a fic where it’s mating season and leo gets very jealous over his brothers flirting with the reader and gets possessive?? :)

Okay, here it is! This one I kinda based off the 2014 turtles but it really can go for any version of them.

I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone again, and made it kinda steamy. I was actually a bit embarrassed writing this because ahhh I don’t know. I hope you guys like it /)u(\

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Leonardo watched you from afar, his eyes narrowing as Raph leaned in closer you and whispered something into your ear. You blushed heavily and started to giggle uncontrollably. Raph simply smirked as you did.

The boys were on their mating season. Splinter had told you it would be better if you stayed out of the sewer and away from the ninjas if you could help it. However, you had been spending the past couple days with the turtles and the most they did was flirt with you.

Leo didn’t like his brothers flirting with you. It made him jealous. He wanted you, but he’d never make a move unless you wanted him too. He stalked back into the kitchen in order to avoid the shenanigans his brothers were causing with you.

“Hey, (Y/N), are you a ninja?” Mikey put his arm around you and kissed your cheek, “Cause you just snuck into my heart!”

You laughed at that one, “You are such a dork!”

“Your dork, angelcakes,” Mikey winked.

“Hey, you’re not keeping (Y/N) all to yourself, Mikey!” Donnie pulled you away from his younger brother and embraced you.

“Aw, Don, don’t be jealous!” you reached up and kissed his cheek. The genius blushed madly as you did so.

Needless to say, you were rather enjoying the attention. You never had anyone flirt with you or fight over you, so this was a new experience and you wanted to savor every moment of it.

“Hey, how come he gets a kiss on the cheek?” Mikey pouted playfully.

“Because I’m worth it,” Donnie grinned. Mikey fell to his knees and wrapped his arms around your legs.

“I THOUGHT WHAT WE HAD WAS SPECIAL!” he cried out dramatically.

“Your hormones are all out of wack, Mikey,” Raph called out. Mikey sniffed and held you tighter. Donnie rolled his eyes and let you go, shaking his head at his little brother.

“You are ridiculous, Mikey,” you smiled and kissed the top of his head. Apparently this was good enough as he let you go and stood up.

“Also, did you sit in a pile of sugar? Cause you got a sweet a-” Mikey didn’t finish his sentence as Raph threw his hand over Mikey’s mouth and tackled him to the floor.

“MIKEY!” Raph and Donnie both cut the turtle off.

“Sorry,” Donnie looked down, “Mikey gets carried away.”

You giggled slightly, “It’s okay. I’m enjoying the attention!”

“I could give ya some more attention!” Mikey pried Raph’s hand off his mouth, before Raph covered his mouth again. You burst out laughing as the two turtles fought each other. Donnie sighed to himself.

You decided to walk into the kitchen to get something to drink. You jumped as you entered, seeing the blue clad turtle standing against the wall.

“Oh my gosh, Leo! You almost gave me a heart attack,” you let out a sigh of relief.

“Sorry,” Leo said flatly. You raised an eyebrow at him, wondering why he wasn’t as playful as his brothers. You would have gladly let him whisper into your ear and hold you tightly. Heck, you even fantasized about him pressing you up against the wall, pinning your hands above your head, kissing you, ripping your clothes off…

You had to stop your train of thought as you felt your cheeks heat up.Those thoughts were highly inappropriate, and you mentally scolded yourself. You treasured your friendship with Leo and didn’t want to risk it by confessing to him just how badly you wanted him.

“So why aren’t you out there with the rest of us?” You tilted your head as you poured your drink.

“I prefer to be alone during this certain time. My brothers can get rather annoying, and I don’t want to do anything I will regret…” Leo looked away. He looked back at you, his eyes dark and lustful. The area just below your stomach seemed to flare up.

“I trust you to control yourself. Your brothers have controlled themselves…” you set your drink down after taking a sip.

Leo got up from his spot on the wall and walked over to you. You smiled at him, but he didn’t return it. Instead, he placed his hands on either side of you on the counter. You gasped as he pressed himself against you. Your chests, stomachs, and hips were right against each other. He was breathing heavy and looked you up and down.

“Do you really believe that?” his voice was low, and strangely, it turned you on.

“Y-yes…” you held your head up.

“How are you so sure? You think I have control over myself?” Leo leaned in closer to you, “This whole thing effects us differently. There isn’t anyone they have a desire to mate with. Me on the other hand… I have that desire. So I ask you again, do you really believe I can control myself?”

“What if I don’t want you to?” you breathed. Leo’s eyes widened as you said this. You placed your hands on Leo’s shoulders and slid them down to his chest.

“(Y/N), what-” a frown appeared on Leo’s face, but before he could continue you reached up and kissed him.

Leo was quick to return the kiss, he leaned over you more, causing you to bend back over on the counter. You gasped as he moaned your name and massaged your thighs. This allowed him to shove his tongue inside your mouth, where you tried to fight him for dominance in the kiss. He won and all you could do was let him run his tongue over yours, and all over your mouth. Leo’s hands grabbed the back of your thighs and he moved them to rest on his waist. You wrapped your legs around him, a sensitive feeling over coming you as he slightly thrusted his hips.

“L-Leo…” you moaned as you pulled away for air. You barely caught your breath as he went to kiss your neck, biting down on it and sucking slightly. You wrapped your arms tightly around his neck and your breathing became heavy.

“I don’t like how they look at you,” Leo growled, “I don’t like how they talk about you or to you. They know I love you, but they don’t care. They’ll flirt with you anyways…”

“W-what?” you stuttered, hardly believing what Leo was telling you.

“You’re mine,” Leonardo’s lips moved against your collar bone. He ran his tongue over the area and up your neck before nibbling your ear, “Do you understand?”

You nodded at this, your knees were weak and you couldn’t even think straight because of the ecstasy you were feeling. It sent you over the edge, making you dizzy and setting your private areas on fire. You wanted more than this, and you wanted it now.

Suddenly, Leo pulled away. You groaned when he stopped, and tried to pull his head back down to fit in the crook of your neck.

“Do you want me to control myself?” the blue clad turtle looked down at you.

“Heck no,” you leaned up to kiss him again, and his lips captured yours, with even more passion than before.

anonymous asked:

I just found this blog so if this is a stupid question and you've covered this a million times feel free to ignore me but. what is the chance of texas goin blue at any point in time? do you think it would ever

It absolutely can happen, and very, very soon!

I’ve personally been saying that Texas can flip as soon as 2020 since about 2010. You just have to follow the population trends in the state.

Texas’s Legislature is only heavily Republican because of the gerymandering of large cities, all of which were are Blue except for Fort Worth, and the heavily Latino Southern part of Texas. For example, my District, 35, is divided among 5 cities and includes heavily diverse areas of Austin and San Antonio, and includes San Marcos which is dominated by college students at Texas State which tends to lean progressive and libertarian. TX 33 links the only progressive part of Fort Worth with much more liberal Dallas. Our districts are very “squigely.”

The key to fixing the Legislature is by undoing the Republican Gerrymandering, because currently the dominant party draws the district lines. So the way to go about that is by giving the drawing line powers to a non-partisan group to fairly distribute seats. You’ll see a lot more Democrats coming into the Legisltaure and into Congress from Texas if that happens.

The current population trends in Texas seem to show a growth in the Latino population state-wide which is good for Democrats, considering the GOP decided to double-down on anti-immigrant stances on a national level. This is good for state and national level elections, where overall population vote.

It might not happen until 2024, but white moderates turning against Trump in 2020 could accelerate things. The Wall isn’t popular here, and the Hard Right leadership in the Texas Senate that is pushing things like bathroom bills and abortion restrictions in a state that ranks near the bottom in education, teen pregnancy, infant death rates, insurance rates, and quality of life can sink them if the Democrats can actually grow a spine.

I went to see a movie for a dollar: The Edge of Seventeen

I think I’m gonna grow up to be one of those 55 year old moms who still goes to see teen movies, probably. 
I liked this because it was so Real. Like, Easy A is a great teen movie but not a damn thing about it is even close to being an accurate portrayal of high school. 
This one was nice because unlike most teen movies where the focus is very heavily leaning on crushes, namely heterosexual crushes the main girl has on some boy in her class or w/e, this one was more driven by the loss of a best friend and the bond between siblings.
It’s about a girl who experiences both the downfalls and perks of her best friend of like 10 years suddenly starting to date her more successful older brother.
It also has Woody Harrelson as a snarky and also sarcastic history teacher, a character I heavily identified with.
It was a cute movie, I laughed. The main love interest turns out to be a POS which I really liked because sometimes that’s just the way it turns out. 
The secondary love interest is a weird artsy rich kid who is very polite and kind of shy and is easily likable. 
I could identify with every single character in this movie at least once and that was something I was not expecting going in. 
6/10 absolutely Ruined angus and julia stone songs that were put in inappropriate moments 

I think one of my favorite trends in smaller, more ambitious productions of Hamlet is having Horatio act as a kind of narrator. I see this usually in plays that arnt trying to stick super close to the script, obviously.
One production I thought did this particularly well had a kind of Grand Budapest Hotel style set up, with a woman finding out about and subsequently reading a book Horatio wrote about his experiences after hearing about him committing suicide (this interpretation also very heavily leaned on the theory that Hamlet and Horatio where lovers).
I just think it’s really interesting to SEE Horatio, not only fulfilling his promise, but doing so in spite of his overwhelming grief.

anonymous asked:

Is this where we send wild sh speculation?? *Dumps it on you anyway* 'Cuz I'll bet you anything that the whole "Destroy the ground you stand on to make things right!" (or however that goes) scene takes place right after Alec gets out of the coma. Because I remember thinking way back that Alec looked "sick" in that scene and like he was leaning heavily to the side, and that would be very Alec to hop out of a coma and follow an angry Magnus to the roof. Anywho, have a lovely day!

Ok, so I tried to go back and find the promo that had that line in it and I can’t find it. But to me, if I remember right, it looked like they were standing on the roof of the Institute when Magnus said that line.. As in, it was cut from ep 1.

However, it should be noted, that sound clips are sometimes played over scenes that they don’t happen in, literally removing the context from the line. For example, Magnus’s “I would do anything for you, but I won’t risk your life” line appeared to happen during their argument in the Institute before Magnus leaves, but it didn’t. I’m still hoping we’ll hear this one eventually, but it was not used where the promo made us think it was. 

You could totally be right about the “destroy the ground you stand on” line, and I really really hope they didn’t cut this line completely because I absolutely love it and what it means for Alec’s character. About them arguing again, I sure hope  it’s not as heated as the promo seemed to make it (assuming it is from ep 3). Selfishly and naively, I am ready for the happy to start, but I know they are still going to argue sometimes. Especially over something like him risking his life like this.

That being said, I am super intrigued what they’re conversation is going to be like when Alec does wake up… And you know what? The more that I think about it, the “You’d destroy the very ground you stand on just to make things right” line makes more and more sense in this context. I really really think you may be right!! I hope you have a lovely day as well! Thank you for this!

The Morrigan and LGBT**

I was watching a video by Joey Morris last night about the Morrigan and the LGBT community–specifically whether or not she would choose an LGBT person as a devotee. Being pansexual myself (leaning heavily towards homosexual but still open to the possibility of being with someone of any gender or biological sex), I find this to be a very important issue.

Although she is a straight ally, Joey created the video because someone had come to her in distress, saying that despite their emerging relationship with the Morrigan, they had been told by another person that she would have nothing to do with them because they were gay. Apparently this has happened more than once, enough that she felt it necessary to address the misconception that the Morrigan only chooses heterosexual followers.

This is absolutely not true.

Joey did some quick research, and found some historical evidence that the Celtic view of sexuality was actually closer to that of the Greeks. I was happy to learn that there is also evidence that Cuchulain himself, the Great Queen’s favored warrior, was bisexual. Unfortunately the primary texts we have are not verbatim copies of the original stories, which would have been told orally. But it’s still interesting to consider.

In my own experience, the Morrigan has never once condemned my sexuality. In fact, it’s rather the opposite. She has encouraged me to become more confident and embrace my identity, stepping away from the shame I felt growing up in Christianity.

Ultimately the bottom line is that there is NO evidence in the lore supporting the Morrigan as biased against LGBT people. And while you can’t take lack of evidence for one view as validation of the opposing view, I can say with a good amount of confidence that the majority of Her followers are either allies, or part of the LGBT community themselves.

The Morrigan does not discriminate. It makes no sense, based on her function in Irish myth and Her association with personal agency, that She would reject the devotion of a person simply because of their gender or sexual identity.

So. In short, if anyone ever tells you that the Morrigan could not possibly be reaching out to you because you are XY or Z, look them in the eye, and tell them with all due respect to fuck off with their narrow interpretation of the Great Queen’s criteria for who She chooses to follow Her.

**I’ve used LGBT for brevity’s sake, but I wrote this will ALL gender and sexual identities in mind.

AmourShipping Week: Day 4 - Kiss

As Ash reunited with Serena, he unlocked a hidden meaning behind Serena’s kiss. He blushed heavily after his careful thought process on what a kiss truly means to him.

“I gotta say, your kiss means everything to me including inspiration and words of wisdom.” The Kantonian boy explained while still containing his blush.

The Kalosian blonde girl’s cheeks faded into a pink rose colour after hearing his positive complimentary words. “Aww thank you Ash, that’s very very sweet of you! You’ll always be my number one goal!”

“I can’t thank you enough Serena.” Ash placed his hands firmly on her shoulders and leaned on slowly towards her as their faces were attracting together like magnets. His lips came in contact with hers and a small smooch was heard leaving Serena to blush more. Her lips touched his’ gently. Their lips continued to stay attracted to each other long before the announcement spoke out loud for their vessel to Sinnoh.

Soon after their entry into the vessel’s cabin, the couple sat themselves in a rosy crimson fabric lounge. “No need to worry Ash!” Serena acknowledged with joy and a wink. “I can tell you that your kiss also consists of a hidden meaning. Please wait here while I take my line time to think what I can unlock, ‘kay?”

“You got it!” Ash said as Serena slowly left the lounge for the balcony of their cabin looking back at him with her sparkling eyes, slowly tearing up one by one despite her constant smile. Ash continued to glance at his girlfriend with a grin on his face while removing his red hat.

Ash never gives up until the very end. His passion, for love. Our kisses have a deep meaning to each other. He’s my goal. Serena thought as the wind swayed her honey blonde hair back and forth.

Serena stepped back into the cabin removing her boots and socks, cleanly placing them aside, ready to lay on the sofa where Ash sat the whole time. “We all never give up until the very end! Our words of encouragement and wisdom! It’s all included with love!” Her body laid front first firmly on Ash’s front with her face aligned with his, ready for another meaningful kiss, leaving Ash stunned for a second before gladly returning the favour.

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Prince Henry (future Henry VIII) took up a classical curriculum under poets such as Bernard André, John Skelton, and was heavily influenced by Erasmus and Thomas More. However, it was his mother, Queen Elizabeth of York, who taught Henry his basic skills of reading and writing.
On the 2nd of November 1495, Henry VII paid £1 ‘for a book bought for my Lord of York’. Henry was then only four, and a half and there is no trace of a formally appointed tutor –his handwriting was quite unlike that of his known teachers, and in some ways very like the handwriting of his sister Mary. ‘It could pass for Henry’s,’ said Dr Starkey. The only difference is Henry leans more heavily on the page.
Only a few fragments written by Henry’s mother have survived, and it shows how similar her children’s writing was to hers. The conclusion is that it was Elizabeth herself who taught Henry to read and also taught her children to write. x

Old Soviet Union Goals to Destroy America Perfectly Match Liberal Ideology!

by Voice of Reason

It’s no secret Barack Obama’s belief system leans towards Marxism, and by his own admission his childhood was very heavily influenced by Communist revolutionary Frank Marshall Davis. The media once shouted “conspiracy theory” whenever anyone tried to tie Obama to Davis, however conspiracy theorists were once again vindicated when film of Obama explicitly and openly identifying “Frank” as Frank Marshall Davis suddenly surfaced on the Internet not long ago.

The recording was made in 1995, and originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television in an episode of the show “The Author Series.” In the video, Obama admits the mysterious “Frank” from his book Dreams from my Father is indeed the communist Frank Marshall Davis. But Obama does NOT say Davis was a communist. Today however, we happen to know for a fact that Frank Marshall Davis had a file as thick as the yellow pages with the FBI.

As the leader of the Democrat party for the last eight years, it should come as no shock that many of the far-left policies that Barack Obama and the Democrats have championed have been little more than old recycled Marxist or Socialist ideas rebranded. Socialism is one of those concepts that looks good on paper, and replays nice in sound bites while campaigning, but it has never worked anywhere in history.

In reality (somewhere Obama and liberals don’t visit often), socialism and it’s class warfare or its income redistribution ideas always eventually succumbed to the most basic tenets of human nature. Furthermore, the ruling class usually tend to exempt themselves from having to participate in the same “sacrifices for the greater good” that everyone else in society must endure (think Obamacare), so why do liberal politicians keep getting elected?

As evidence that the solutions presented by liberals and their far-left agenda are destroying the country, in the video below I review Communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States. The list was originally published dring the height of the Cold War, in Cleon Skousena’s book, “The Naked Communist.” You should know that in 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida actually read the list of Communist goals into the Congressional Record. Here are the goals:

  1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of “moral strength.”
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
  5. Extend long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission of Red China to the U.N.
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.
  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack.
  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “ Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state” 29.Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
  29. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
  30. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
  31. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture“ education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  32. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  33. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
  34. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  35. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
  37. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.
  38. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose communist goals.
  39. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  40. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  41. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.
  42. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  43. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

And, repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems.

Many of these goals have already been accomplished…

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