but still worth it to see these

That episode truly hurt my heart. I didn’t expect that when Adrian said that there was torture/ things worth than death that there was. At first I wasn’t as shocked by Oliver’s admission because I feel like on some level I knew it was true, at least in the time during the flashbacks. A lot of the times he killed during the flashbacks I couldn’t understand why he saw them as necessary. When he came back to Starling/Star City, I still didn’t see the deaths as necessary but I was convinced by Oliver’s urgency that the names on the list were killing his city and the only way to stop it was for them to die. This admission by Oliver however throws a wrench in all of that. How long after he came to Starling was he killing because he liked it? When did he truly stop enjoying, that words pains me to say, killing? Adrian made Oliver truly face the monster he gave an identity to and I wasn’t prepared for how much it was gonna hurt.

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MY WIFI IS BACK. AND MUCH MUCH FASTER! WOO! I’ll be posting two short stories today cause I could still write when offline. =P This was loosely inspired by Beauty and Beast, which was fantastic to see in theaters. Enjoy!

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Pyrrha hummed happily to herself as she washed her knives in the sink. To say the day had been stressful would be quite the understatement. The manor at which she worked was currently hosting a banquet, and it seems almost everyone in the town had been invited.

That of course, meant that as the head chef she was in charge of preparing a feast worthy of a town’s worth of people. Pyrrha was never one to shy away from a challenge though, especially considering Mister Ozpin had been gracious enough to inform her that her pay would be increased as compensation for the massive event.

Last she had heard, the guests were just beginning to arrive which meant soon enough she wouldn’t be able to rest until the night was over. They had finished their preparations a little early, so she was taking one last chance to clean her knives and mentally prepare herself for the battle that would surely take place in the kitchen. One she knew she would win. She had the utmost trust in her staff, and this wouldn’t be her first time running the kitchen for such a large event. No, as far as she was concerned both herself and her team had the night the easiest.

Other sections of the staff at the manor however, had her sympathies. As if on queue, she saw a familiar mop of blonde hair burst through the double doors, carrying two empty platters. Quickly depositing them, he grabbed another two plates full of glasses of wine, before making his way through the still swinging double doors and back towards the dining hall. Not before flashing her his signature goofy smirk of course. One that never failed to make her heart flutter just a beat.

Yes, her sympathies lied with the waiting staff and servers.

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i still cant believe how many “if women can wear makeup then why cant men [insert violent or deceitful thing]” posts i have to see like……firstable men were the ones to designate makeup as a “woman thing” and therefor shameful for men to engage in so jot that down……and also it frames makeup as like a privilege women have and not evidence of how women’s worth is derived from how attractive men see them as and as soon as a woman they dont deem fuckable decides not to wear makeup they harass and threaten them lol

I think the worst thing that fandom culture and the increasing acknowledgement of fandom culture from creators has wrought is this

incredible amount of entitlement that people in said fandoms get like

just because creators know something is a thing in a fandom doesn’t mean they have to do it or else they hate their fans. It’s a consistent thing I’m seeing more and more in fandoms and it’s getting worse. Like all the steven universe garbage that’s happened over that show’s run and now overwatch like

people are wishing other people dead because a robot ninja and an angel woman are dating. and there are people who are legit horrified at the sheer concept of characters being straight and I’m just sat here wondering how they can possibly tolerate real life.

the fact that people get so entrenched in what they perceive as author approval when their ships and headcanons aren’t immediately shut down, despite said author interacting with the fanbase, that their mental health deteriorates when something contradictory is even hinted at is just sickening like

I just went on twitter and saw people legitimately wanting to kill a man on the overwatch team because of gency and like

its. not. yours.

you do not own overwatch. you do not own steven universe. you do not own anything you’re fandoming so hard over. rebecca sugar could tomorrow have pearl confess her love to renaldo and the overwatch team could make torbjornXpharah and both of them would be canon because it’s THEIR CREATION AND THEY DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY get to decide what to do with it. Not you. It is NOT YOURS.

I absolutely think fandom/tumblr culture has led to more death threats and harassment than any other thing on the internet and I think if creators want to avoid it, the best way is to just stop acknowledging the fandoms. Because they’ll twist whatever they can get their filthy hands on so they can shit on other people and never feel remorse or grow as people because they’re doing it to be “progressive”

I’ve seriously lost count of how many times I’ve watched this ending, but god I still keep finding bits and pieces that make it worth praising. Look at this.

They both start dancing, Yuuri looks like he has yet to notice Victor has join him, while Victor appears in a far away corner, it’s like he just decided he needed to join the dance.

Then we see how Victor’s following each and every step, and Yuuri… well he’s to into the dance to acknowledge Victor’s presence, so he keeps on dancing.

Following the sequence, Victor is closer now, and Yuuri has already notice the other man which is dancing along with him. And you see, be it in his posture or his expression Yuuri starts to dance every step with a new gain confidence, and it’s that little smirk he tries to hide which gives it away, because he’s happy. And I know he might have forgotten everything that happened that night, BUT GOD AT THAT MOMENT THIS BOY MIGHT HAVE BEEN THANKING THE GODS HE WAS BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO DANCE LIKE THIS WITH NO OTHER THAN VICTOR NIKIFOROV.

Now look, Victor’s closer to the camera, and Yuuri’s following behind, both dancing to a specific set of steps, trying to keep along with each other, they start to get more and more coordinated.

After that, they finally get to stand in front of one another. And I still can’t get over the fact Yuuri’s trying to act like the bull (look at his eyes and they way his hands are mimicking the horns of the bull, he’s ready to charge), while Victor is of course the Toreador, just staring straight at Yuuri, with that confident look, like…

“Oh come on boy, I’m ready.”

They are definitely feeling it, no one in the dance floor can’t compete with these two.

THEN IT’S TIME FOR THE FINAL PIECE. AND I JUST ADORE THIS SEQUENCE OF STEPS. LOOK HOW VICTOR IS BOWING HIS HEAD, LIKE HE’S GREETING HIS DANCE COMPANION, AND SILENTLY ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO HAVE THEIR NEXT DANCE, TO WHICH YUURI JUST SMILES LIKE HE’S ACCEPTING THE OFFER, THEY ARE PREPARING THEMSELVES TO START A MORE INTIMATE DANCE.

AND AFTER THAT WE HAVE THEM HOLDING EACH OTHER, AND IT’S LIKE YUURI’S TAKING THE LEAD.

HE IS THE ONE HOLDING VICTOR. HE IS GUIDING THEM BOTH. HIS HAND SLIGHTLY HOLDING VICTOR’S FACE, AND LEG. THE DELICACY IN THEIR STANCE IS JUST MIND BLOWING.

Which it all leads to this final scene. The closeness in their touch, the fondness and warmth in their smiles, I’ll never get tired of it.

After a dance like this, who wouldn’t fall in love?

janellemonae It took over 50 years to tell the story of these 3 brilliant African American female protagonists. Without the research of @margotleeshetterly these women would still be hidden. This weekend we only had 2,471 theaters, while Rogue One’ had 4,157 locations. We had snow storms that caused theaters to close. The force was definitely with this film. #HIDDENFENCES made it to #1! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A TICKET, BROUGHT YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS, TOLD A FRIEND, POSTED ON SM, and prayed for this film. Forever forever THANKFUL. 🙏🏿❤😭

Please go see this movie in the theater, it’s soooooo worth it!

no shade but i dont see nearly enough latinx positivity on here so heres to dark skinned latinxs 

spanish speaking and non spanish speaking latinxs

latinxs who know their culture and are proud of every bit of it or those who feel like they have to hide it to be accepted

latinxs who arent accepted by America or their home country because theyre not enough of either

latinxs who know their worth or who are still looking for it

latinxs who are blamed for every fucking problem in this country and who endure

latinxs who deal with heavy sexualization from stupid white people who want to be us every halloween and cinco de mayo

latinxs who spend hours working their asses of for even a glimpse or gratefulness

you are seen and goddammit you are loved

At the end of tonight’s Flash episode Kara tells Mon-El not to lie to her again, and even in an episode where she gets stuck in another world without her abilities, it was this warning, more than anything else, that truly rendered her powerless. 

How many times can Kara ask Mon-El to do something, can she tell him that there will be consequences if he does not, and have that still mean something? It has happened over and over again without any repercussions that go beyond Mon-El feeling bad about himself for a few hours. So when it happened in this episode it was laughable, but in a sick, twisted way because no one with any sense could actually see any real humor in it. 

The message was about love? No, the message was that Kara isn’t worth not being lied to. It was that women aren’t worth being respected. It was that the only way for a woman in an abusive relationship to heal and be happy is to forgive her abuser because said abuser loves her and she’s never going to get that from someone else.

So congratulations, Supergirl writers. You have made Supergirlthe Girl of Steel, the woman who saved the entire world, the hero of your own showpowerless in a way that far exceeds anything that kryptonite or a solar flare could ever accomplish. 

there’s a whole world out there you haven’t seen yet; cute coffee shops you havent been at and aesthetic buildings you have never even heard about. dogs to pet along the way while you’re exploring your favorite foreign city. you still have to go through days of stargazing with the love of your life and waking up next to them.
- the struggles you’re going through are not worth throwing all these things away. stay alive to see what the future brings you. stay alive. even if it is just for the fact that you cant imagine never smelling flowers again. whatever happens, its not time yet to become one with the sky.

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Explaining Broadway to my Friend
  • Friend: So Lin has a wife?
  • Me: yeah
  • Friend: And she let him kiss her (Phillipa Soo)
  • Me: yeah? I mean... it's a play?
  • -
  • Friend: WAIT HES NOT IN THE MUSICAL ANYMORE? (Lin Manuel Miranda)
  • Me: yeah he left
  • Friend: HOWS THE SHOW STILL ON
  • Me: what do you mean? They get some people in his place
  • Friend: Why? How? They don't just replace the cast!
  • Me: ...?
  • -
  • Friend: okay let me get this straight, none of these people (original cast of hamilton) are in the show anymore?
  • Me: yeah original cast is gone
  • Friend: I don't think I want to see Hamilton anymore
  • Me: I swear, if you have the chance to see Hamilton and you choose not o because of the cast I will actually slap you
  • Friend: But it's NOT the original cast so it's not worth seeing!
  • Me: /$:&;!&:/'/$:&&/:$-&&;

I’m honestly still in awe at how underrated hyuk is like..he’s so well rounded. He’s a great dancer, vocalist, actor, and apparently now he writes music as well?? He’s smart (was the top of his class) and translates english for the members with ease, and he plays piano really well. He’s really dedicated to what he does and I don’t think many people know this but he’s SUPER SWEET to starlights (letting them squish his nose omg, being really friendly to an i-starlight when she was backstage at one of their tours, doing aegyo when the hyungs aren’t there lol) idk man more people should appreciate hyuk y’all are missing out

imagine growing up hearing all these tales of Grog Strongjaw, who helped free cities and slay dragons, who died twice and still survived the near-end of the world, and as a fighter who wants to make your way in the world, you decide to journey to the city where Strongjaw lives, the very same city he and his companions once freed from beings of unspeakable evil, and you work and grow and train and eventually travel to Whitestone to find and challenge him to prove your worth as a fighter, and he’s terrifying and strong and ruthless, and knocks you on your ass in no time flat 

and two hours later as you’re wandering around the town in a concussed daze, you see him at the farmer’s market, with a family of gnomes sitting on his shoulders, two of them having a conversation and the third, playing music, pausing occasionally to dig money out of his pockets to hand down to the goliath because Grog Strongjaw, legendary fighter and savior of Exandria, still fucking sucks at haggling and keeps overpaying for squash 

  • just got home from the movies
  • watched Beauty & The Beast
  • it’s beooootiful
  • and i cried the entire time
  • Days in the Sun wrecked my soul
  • meanwhile Evermore flat out destroyed me
  • just the audio is beautiful but to see the actual Beast sing his heart out while jumping around the castle towers for one more glimpse of Belle be still my heart
  • you can actually see Dan Stevens acting under all the CGI it’s fantastic
  • really well done
  • stfu the yellow dress is gorgeous
  • the celebration dress tho is glorious
  • Emma Watson is too cute
  • Lumiere!!
  • Audra McDonald’s voice 
  • so proud of LeFou
  • that growl in the end (¬‿¬) 
  • i need to see it again

Bravery is more powerful than perfection
Is this something you sense?
Your tangled thoughts being silenced
Is worth not taking a chance?


Bravery is more difficult than perfection
Is this something you find?
Painting the entire canvas
Is harder than colouring between the lines


Bravery is more honest than perfection
Is this something you rejoice?
While the world demands perfection
Being brave frees your voice


Bravery is more creative than perfection
Is this something you know?
The fear of failure stilling your pen
Keeps your inner world from being shown


Bravery is more beautiful than perfection 
Is this something you see?
Facing the world as your flawed self
Is the most beautiful you can be

—  Bravery > Perfection
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#StopRegina’sSuffering2k17

A fruit frenzy

good things about ep 6
  • makkachin’s squidgy cheeks
  • viktor smiles when he sleeps (ON YUURI OMG) 
  • damn jean-jacques i would
  • chris’ eyelashes are better than mine
  • viktor loves food like i love viktor (and food)
  • WHEN WAS THE MOMENT HE DECIDED TO TAKE HIS CLOTHES OFF???
  • “the kiss and cry’s that way” 
  • (jokes about viktor and yuuri but not at gay people’s expense or in a cruel, homophobic way yes pls)
  • VIKTOR WEARS A THONG PASS IT ON
  • i feel so peaceful listening to “still alive” i can’t wait for the OST
  • Viktor acknowledged that Yuuri didn’t need anyone but himself to get through this; that he should be skating for himself; encouraging independence and self-worth here we go again
  • PHICHIT-KUN IS PURE
  • their lips… so close… forehead presses and unbearable moments of eye contact are the new kisses
  • i cannot get over the importance of continued improvement and growing confidence of an MC and how encouraging that is to see it so fully and with such physical presence
  • viktor threw the plushy as a bouquet 
  • viktor’s yaoi voice in the interview A+
  • could chris’ suit be any tighter
  • damn purple guy’s got some serious emotional baggage to sort through…
  • i think i’m gonna………….. did he say that……………. did he………