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Every time I see a teenager vomit out their history of trauma during shipping discourse as a trump card I want to shake the little frickers (and the big frickers that started this trend) because that is not safe and it is not healthy.

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Your SVU Tragic Romance “Pushed Away”

Carisi x @skittle479

tw: gun violence

Backstory: Tragic tale for Sonny and I? We met in the library. I was working on my portfolio and he was studying for the bar. He insisted on a cannolli break, who was I to refuse? Sometimes I have to call Sonny out for thinking he knows more than me about being a doctor. We go climbing together, Sonny cheats by being taller than me. I was so angry at him for not telling me that he got held up at gunpoint. I’m scared that someone is going to hurt him.

You had no way of knowing it, but that fight would be your undoing. Yes, you worried about him because you loved him, but in the end you just pushed him away.

One day the unthinkable happened. You were pulled out of an appointment with a patient by one of your nurses who insisted you look at a television news broadcast. Her level of unprofessionalism made you very grumpy and you were about to chastise her … But then you saw it. A police shooting – and his squad was involved. You saw Fin right there onscreen. He was the only one you knew was okay.

By the time you made it out of your office and over to the hospital where the police officer who had been shot was taken, your heart was stuck in your throat and you were forcibly holding back tears. You knew it was Sonny who had been shot. You just knew it.

But when you saw him standing there, standing over her bed, totally okay, that’s when you finally broke down. You threw yourself into his arms, relieved, and let the tears flow.

Unexpectedly, he was okay. He was just fine in fact. It was Amanda Rollins who was hurt. Almost fatally so. When you finally broke away from him you could see just how bad she was doing. Damn. You weren’t sure she was going to make it, but you didn’t want to tell Sonny that. He was absolutely distraught about her condition to begin with and didn’t need that extra burden of worry right now.

And then of course, somehow this whole thing turned into another fight between the two of you where you found out about yet another time that he had been held at gunpoint and also hadn’t told you.

“What?” you demand scathingly.

“And that’s why I can’t tell you these things. That right there,” he replies.

“Why, cause I worry?”

“Yeah, cause you worry, make a big deal about everything, and then you get in a mood like you are now.”

“I’m not in ‘a mood.’ How dare you?”

He just shakes his head at you. He thinks you are in such denial. “This is why I can only talk to Amanda about this kind of stuff.”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

The fight doesn’t get any better from there.

The two of them bonded as she recovered. You could see them getting closer day by day as he pulled away from you. It made you insanely jealous, but what could you do? You weren’t a cop - as he was quick to point out time and again – there’s no way you could understand what he and Amanda had been through.

And then one day was the breaking point. The day he decided you were unfit to be a proper wife for a police officer.

“What?” you practically shout upon hearing this.

“You’re too nervous, too worried all the time. It would eat you up to be married to a cop like me. I don’t want to do that to you.”

“You don’t get to decide that.”

“Yes, I do. It’s over.”

“Wait!” in a frantic last ditch effort to save what you have with him you bring up the one thing in this equation he’s so blatantly forgetting. “You’re not going to be a cop forever. You’re going to be a lawyer someday, remember? You know, law school, passing the bar and all that?”

“It’s too late. Quite frankly, I don’t think you could handle being my wife. And I don’t want anything else with you.

And with that, it’s over. You always suspected there was more to all of this than just the two of you fighting over the danger he was put in every day. You could tell that you were losing him the second you saw him with Amanda in the hospital. And your suspicions were confirmed not more than a year after your break-up.

He broke your heart for the last time when you opened up the mailbox and first saw the envelope - the envelope that contained the invitation to Sonny & Amanda’s wedding. You sat down on the curb beside your mailbox and wept as you tore it into little tiny pieces with bitter, angry hands.

Yours Truly,

Avenue Potter, The Queen of Tragedy

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I WANT TO TALK ABOUT RAVUS AND THE RING OF LUCII; 
( spoilers for FFXV and Kingsglaive )

In Kingsglaive, Ravus comments that he isn’t there for the crystal at all - rather, he wants the Ring of Lucii since ( as a part of the oracle bloodline ) he feels he is worthy of the power. Of course, he is rejected and his arm gets burned off. Essentially, this entire scene shows his pride and reason for living get destroyed as well as a physical piece of himself. Needless to say, that’s traumatic. 

Fast forward to FFXV when he speaks with Luna in Altissia. She pulls out the ring and immediately Ravus looks away before eventually turning his back to her and refusing to touch the ring. Now, I do think this is partly because he feels it is Luna’s duty to do that even though he does not like it. By now he has accepted that he is not worthy of the ring, but he’s not positive Noctis is either. Either way, I also believe he refuses because he doesn’t want to see the ring much less touch it ( as stated above, this thing destroyed his main goal in life as well as took a physical piece of him. he wants nothing to do with it ).

Not to mention his distrust of Noctis. Remember “Here stands the chosen king, feeble and foolish”? Noctis’s battle with Leviathan doesn’t make him trust him anymore ( it actually makes him dislike him even more because he blames Noctis ( and himself ) for Luna’s death )

It isn’t until right before his death that Ravus truly accepts Noctis as his king. Why?

I think the fact that a point is made to show the Ring of Lucii on Noctis’s hand because it explains Ravus’s sudden loyalty. He doesn’t hand over the sword until after he’s seen the ring. The ring, which destroyed his pride, his sense of purpose, and his arm, is now on somebody’s hand. They are worthy of the ring. Of course this makes him jealous and angry ( because what do you mean this punk ass brat gets the power and I don’t? ) but he’s also relieved. Luna isn’t wrong. She didn’t die for nothing, and she was right about Noctis. And that relief is what’s in his voice when he hands over the sword. He’s relieved that Noctis is worthy of the ring and can make it worth Luna’s ( and his ) sacrifice. 

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The Chairman’s Birthday

Fandom - The Mortal Instruments

Characters - Alec, Magnus

Summary - Chairman Meow deserves Magnus’s best efforts. And Alec’s. Alec just needs to be a little more willing to help.

‘Alexander?’

Alec sighed, setting his book down on the table beside him. ‘Yes?’ he shouted back, wandering around the apartment in search of his caller. He found Magnus bent over into a tall box of party supplies, his arms laden with streamers and balloons. ‘What are you doing? Please don’t say we’re having ANOTHER party.’

‘Of course we are,’ Magnus replied happily, still scooping more balloons into his arms. ‘It’s Chairman Meow’s birthday again tomorrow.’

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They only murdered Sir Harry Oakes once. They will never stop murdering the Duke of Windsor.
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Wallis, Duchess of Windsor after the press was critical of her husband, then Governor of the Bahamas, for his handling of the investigation into the gruesome murder of Harry Oakes.

Wallis was an extra kind of extra. 

i have eight tabs open on acl reconstructions right now

in other news, writing remains the stupidest hobby

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It was the week before the surgery, and someone was at the door.

“Stay,” Viktor told Makkachin as he unfolded out of a heel slide. The swelling had mostly gone, but he’d learned the hard way that the knee still had a tendency to buckle when she came unexpectedly underfoot.

It was Yakov. “I’m doing the pre-op exercises,” Viktor said, more irritably than he’d meant. “You don’t need to check up on me.”

Yakov snorted. “Have you packed?”

“Packed?” Viktor hadn’t. “What for?”

“Vitya,” Yakov said impatiently, like they’d had this conversation before. Possibly they had. “You can’t stay here by yourself while you recover.”

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Biden facts:

  • First marriage had to overcome fiancees parent’s unhappiness with their daughter marrying a Roman Catholic (which they did)
  • His wife and baby daughter died, and both sons were injured in a crash just weeks after he was elected senator - an election in which he was the underdog, and his campaign was mostly managed by his family with little funding (1972)
  • Wanted to resign in order to care for his sons
  • For his boys’ sake he commuted an hour and a half each morning and evening to Washington DC  so he could see them everyday
  • Hosted barbecues and christmas dinner annually for Amtrak crews
  • Amtrak crews would sometimes hold the last train for a few minutes so he could catch it
  • Never works on December 18th, the day his wife and daughter died
  • after his first election as U.S. senator for Delaware he was re-elected 6 times - usually with around 60% of the vote
  • May 1999 he set the mark for the youngest senator to cast 10,000 votes
  • Ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the senate
  • Was banned in 2008 from receiving Holy Communion by the bishop of his original hometown, Scranton, because of his support for abortion rights
  • Was caught on microphone telling Obama that signing the ACA was “a big fucking deal” during live broadcasts
  • Obama’s daughter Sasha and Biden’s granddaughter Maisy attended the same school together, which helped form the obama-biden friendship
  • Biden’s friendships on the senate floor were often instrumental in passing major legislation
  • In 2015 he reduced his schedule to spend more time with his son Beau, who was fighting and later died from brain cancer  
  • One of only 4 recipients from the last 4 presidents to receive the presidential medal of freedom with distinction 
  • Dr Jill Biden, his wife, is one of only 2 second ladies to continue her day job - teaching at Northern Virginia Community College - and is founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative (an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer with young women in Delaware) 
  • just a fucking decent dude
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