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anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on the title of episode 6 "Bitter Harvest" and "Clarke is torn between vengeance and mercy." I love your theories btw!

Episode 5 is when I think Clarke and Lexa are going to come upon the massacre of Trikru villagers that were killed by Azgeda warriors. (there is a possibility that it was the Skaikru, but I’m pretty sure it was the Azgeda). As we know, Emerson is working with the Ice Nation. He may have been caught by the Trikru, and taken to Polis. Clarke will find out the reason why the Ice Nation was able to blow up Mount Weather was because of Emerson. Due to it being an attack on HER people, Clarke can decide if she will be merciful and spare Emerson OR she can kill him. However, remember Clarke saying “Revenge isn’t justice” and Lexa’s line “You think killing the shooter will make you feel better, but it won’t”. I think that Clarke is going to spare Emerson’s life. But, he will be banished or locked up. (The actor who plays Emerson is listed on IMDb for episode 6)

Now, the actor is also listed in episode 12. I think that maybe there is an attack on Polis – killing the Nightbloods?? – and Clarke will feel guilty for sparing Emerson. Maybe he was somehow part of the attack. He is then chained in the middle of Lexa’s throne room and will then be killed.  

Clarke looks like she is wearing different clothing? and her wound looks a little bit more healed? then the scene where Titus is comforting her. But her hair has the same style, so these two scene happen in the same ‘general’ time frame. 

I have theorized that Clarke (being held by Titus) is either looking at Aden in his conclave (either dead or in pain), or she is looking at the bodies of the dead Nightbloods. Maybe Titus tells her “a warrior does not morn those she as lost until after the battle is one” – if they are the massacred nightbloods. (There is a possibility that Clarke is looking at Lexa’s body, that has gone into the City of Light, and Lexa might be experiencing pain and that is why Clarke is crying.) 

Aden’s last episode seems to be episode 9. Now, he could fail his conclave and die in episode 9 (the scene of Titus comforting Clarke might NOT be in episode 9), but then the other Nightbloods are killed by the Ice Nation in a later episode (that is the scene of Titus comforting Clarke). This is when Emerson is tied up in the same room that the massacre took place. Kinda going back to how Finn’s body was taken to TonDC where the massacre took place. 

As for the episode name “Bitter Harvest”…it could be talking about how the Mountain Men ‘harvested’ the Grounders and Sky People and now they have captured (harvested) the last Mountain Men. However, it is ‘bitter’ because it was after/ due to the attack on the Trikru Villagers. [gifs]

Me defending my trash son
  • Person:Kylo Ren is a bitch, he throws anger fits like a 4yo, doesn't have any reasons to be evil,and he killed his father in cold blood, what a shitty villian
  • Me:Woah woah woah, did you just put attention to the special effects bitch? First of all, he clearly holded back his tears when he killed Han. He was influenced by Snoke, we still don't know how, so we can't say that is because some shitty reason. Plus, don't you ever feel like destroying something will calm you down when you're stressed? *Long-ass speech*
  • Person:Yo, calm down
  • Me:nah dude, You've insulted my trash son, now you gotta pay the price

anonymous asked:

in the scene where alvin almost shoots jude in the head, you can really see how desperate he is. it was so sad for me to finally see how torn up he really was and that's when i decided he was my fav character and i was gonna love him forever ;-;

i know how you feel 100% oh my goddddd the scenes in hamil are so devastating for alvin and the position he’s in breaks my heart. first off, he’s lost his entire family, the only people that have been constant in his life. his mother dies while he’s away and then, very shortly after he learns of her passing, he loses his uncle as well. i think to alvin, leticia is the last legitimate reason he has for doing all the awful things he does. every time he has to lie, cheat, betray, or kill people, he could say “at least this will get mom home”. now she’s gone. everything he’s dirtied his hands with is rendered pointless. and even though gilland hurt him so badly, even though he was the driving force behind all the horrible things alvin’s done, he was still family, and alvin still cared for him (shown through how alvin reacted to his death). not to mention he was alvin’s leader. he may have given him unforgivable orders, but at least he gave him direction throughout his life. now even that’s gone. and then. milla died. maybe his family was gone but he still had someone who cared, someone who wanted to help, someone who hadn’t given up on him and offered him another way. i think milla kept alvin in the group after his betrayals bc she knew he needed their help. without them, he would drown, and he recognized she wanted to help him. but now she’s gone too and the purpose for her death, the destruction of the schism, isn’t even realized. he can’t go home, and so she died for nothing. his last hope gave her life for nothing. and so alvin has just that: nothing. no one is left who gives him a reason to live. no one is left who’s going to lead him. no one is left who’s going to save him. and so his reason for going after jude and leia is to grab at one last chance, which is the ridiculous idea that muzet will get him home. but i think alvin knew it was stupid to trust her word. to me, his thought process was ‘there’s a tiny, slim chance she’ll send me home, or she’ll just kill me’. and he would have wanted either. he is so burned out and destroyed at that point he just can’t keep going. and they did so well showing that in his face. alvin’s already miserable life is in ruins, and all he can do to try to salvage anything from it is do what’s most awful at that point. he has to kill the people he might have left.

anonymous asked:

The decision to have everyone instantly know that Stannis killed Renly, and believing Brienne when she says that she didn't do it (+ Stannis being all "I murdered my brother" rather than leaving it somewhat ambigious how involved he was) is imo one of the many reasons why Stannis eventual "I did"-confession and Brienne killing him felt so meaningless and fell flat on its face as a scene.

You know, anon? I think I agree with you. I think the lack of ambiguity is one of the least reasons that scene failed (the whole thing where Stannis was dignified in the face of condemnation from a character who’d just run out on someone who badly needed her help, for instance, kinda messes with the righteous vibes), but you’re right. Inasmuch as Stannis’ death was a culmination, it was to Stannis’ Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (the punchline is that he dies at the end), rather than a sustained thread about who killed Renly. And now you’ve got me thinking. Bear with me.

Now, I’d still leave out the stuff about cutting through Renly’s armour. Like Sweetrobin’s fostering, that’s probably too small a detail, and with less payoff than the fostering thread results in. But conflicting witness accounts, and which account is believed and why, that’s different. (It’s such a telling characterisation thing that most of the people who know Brienne are like “no way, she’d never kill Renly,” while the people who don’t are like “of course she would - women, amirite?” That’s a split of opinion that wouldn’t work given the changes to show!Brienne.)

One of the things the show only rarely does is get into the confusion of who knows what and when to what degree of accuracy. Ambiguous and conflicting information, whether it’s the ongoing in-universe argument about whether Brienne killed Renly, or something absolutely plot critical like whether Bran and Rickon are alive or not, is not something the showrunners like handling, or indeed, handle well. We’re going to see that in my next few recaps, as people assume that Bran and Rickon are probably alive, until the plot demands they act like they’re dead. In-universe conflicting accounts like “who killed Renly?” and “who killed Joffrey?” are Dealt With, as characters quickly find out the correct answers to those questions.

So you’ve got me thinking about the pattern, anon: the showrunners dislike having two conflicting accounts of information we’ve seen on screen. They also dislike characters making honest mistakes. (Gods help a character who makes an honest mistake. The script will be edited to make that honest mistake look as stupid as possible - see Catelyn, Ned, Robb, and even Tywin re: Dany’s dragons.) The quickest answer to these issues they have is simply to eliminate either or both the bad information or the mistake, hence everyone instantly believes Brienne did not dunnit. Problems solved.

This is in many ways a storytelling approach fundamentally incompatible with ASOIAF. GRRM gets a lot of dramatic mileage out of people making big decisions while missing one or two crucial facts, often through no/little fault of their own. Catelyn in AGoT and ACoK, Jon Snow and the Fake Arya dilemma in ADWD, Melisandre all through and much of Stannis, Arianne and Doran’s clashing plots in AFFC, Aegon “Totally Not A Blackfyre” Targaryen.

I don’t know why the showrunners would think viewers can’t handle one set of people believing [x] about an event, while another set of people believed [y], but yeah, the lack of ambiguity in information is something that bites the writers in a lot of ways. And believe me I will have plenty to say about Brienne’s actions and Stannis’ death when I get up to recapping.

Thanks for the food for thought, anon! I dunno if I addressed your issues like you wanted, but it’s been fun and helpful for me at least.

the best people are crazy.

damon:

Damon had woke up to find himself tied to the best and not pleased at all. Frowning when he tugged at the restraints and found they did not budge at all. He tried to remember the previous night and nothing was coming to mind. It was never good when he found himself in trouble and could not recall the reason.

“While I am all for kink. I want to be untied now.”

Katherine stiffened, waiting to hear the footsteps that would end her life. If Damon didn’t stop whining, he’d get them both killed by Klaus. Once she stepped into the light she placed a finger to her lips, telling him to SHUT UP. Her eyes travelled to his wrists, strung up by bear traps. She had to hand it to Rebekah–- the girl was creative.

Katherine glanced back at the door again, hesitating to free him. Was this really worth the risk? 

( but she was already here, which meant if she got caught she’d be punished no matter what she did next. )

@oasisofthemad / here

anonymous asked:

Isn't that the one where Quinlan apparently has a thing with Ventress? I haven't read it myself, but what don't you like about it?

The fact that one of my favorite characters ever got thrown into an extremely forced romance that I just know was one of George Lucas’ random “brilliant” ideas, and then was treated like shit by the narrative and killed off for no goddamn reason. Also, she was in the forced romance with a character who I also like, so he got screwed up too. And the Jedi Council was a fucking parody of itself in that book.

Headcanon #1: Gaster was a good father for Sans and Papyrus, but he was viewed as a dangerous madman by most of Underground (”Beware the man that speaks in hands” there has to be a reason, right?) for his…unusual experiments 

#2: Sans and Papyrus’ mother was a very laid back skeleton, who spoke in all lowercase like Sans (Just like Gaster and Papyrus both speak in all caps). However she retained a sort of childlike quality to her, and she was a very openhearted woman who loved everyone, much like Papyrus, whom she was closest to (he learned from her). 

#3: Their mother died very quickly, but mysteriously. She wasn’t killed per se, but she didn’t “fall down” she just turned to dust one day, with no explanation many years before the Game’s events..

#4: Her’s death made Gaster (Who loved his wife) take an interest in trying to invent a time machine (looking to try and discover what killed his wife and stop it using time travel). Sans (and Alphys) was his assistant. On his first test he used himself, and the machine malfunctioned, causing him to be erased from existence. This is why Sans has such an interest in Quantum Physics and science fiction: he lived it, and lost most of the memories regarding it, though he struggles to fix the time machine, unable to understand why it matters, beyond his interest in sci fi.

18-year-old Sarah McKinley from Oklahoma had recently just been made a widow and single mother when her husband sadly passed from cancer on Christmas Day of 2012. The following week a man by the name of Justin Martin arrived at her door, claiming he was a new neighbour wanting to introduce himself. She did not allow him into the house. A few days later, Martin arrived at McKinley’s door once again. This time he was with another man and was carrying a large hunting knife. The two men knocked on the door and, for obvious reasons, McKinley would not allow the men to enter. They began to force their way into her home where McKinley was with her young baby. Fearing for their life, McKinley armed herself with a 12-gauge shotgun and a pistol, hid in the bedroom and called 911. While on the phone, she asked if she was allowed to shoot the intruder to which dispatch replied, “You have to do whatever you can to protect yourself.” She then shot and killed one of the intruders while the other fled. The shooting was ruled justifiable. You can listen to the 911 call here.

GUYS...

So there’s been speculations going on how Lexa might die bc of a scene where Titus, Lexa’s adviser, is holding back emotions with that clenched jaw, trying to pull Clarke away as she clearly is upset over something she’s looking at.

It might be when Lexa is fighting Roan in front of all the clan leaders for god knows what reason but it is pretty intense.

 In an interview, it says the fight goes on for quite a while.

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Lexa proceeds to swing her sword at Roan who counters that attack by disarming her and probably knocking her to the ground BECAUSE…

Originally posted by lexathecommander

 Roan turns to Queen Nia who appears to be giving her “go ahead do it” nod. Probably the go signal to kill Lexa since she’s now disarmed and can’t fight back.

So Roan does his fancy spear flip as he obviously walks towards Lexa…

BUT GUYS, here’s the important part : we see what looks like Roan’s body on the ground and LExa throwing the same spear towards the ambassadors and stupid Queen Nia like “F-k y’alls, I’m still HEDA!”.

I honestly don’t know when this scene happens, where Lexa grabs the sword by hand. Maybe when Roan kicks her to the ground earlier or as he tries to spear her?

But regardless, we know Lexa wins this fight because of the spear throwing scene at the end and Roan’s body lying on the ground. 

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My people believe that when you kill someone, you get their power. Kill Wanheda, and you command death. […] What Clarke did at Mount Weather weakened her. The Ice Nation is emboldened. Their queen wants Clarke’s power. If her people believe she has it, she’ll break the coalition and start a war.”

#aka Bellamy being super concerned for Clarke and super angry with the Grounders at the same time

anonymous asked:

Why shouldnt we dislike sally?

because she’s reasonable. yeah she calls sherlock a freak but he’s an arse to her, what really grosses me out about this whole thing is that people are like “wow mary and molly are such strong female characters!!” and when molly slapped sherlock (while he was high) and mary fucking shot and killed him no one batted an eye. but sally calls sherlock a freak and everyone goes apeshit and calls her every slur under the sun. it’s blatant racism.

her calling sherlock a ‘freak’ is objectively no where near as bad as the physical assault committed by mary and molly, plus i think her anger towards sherlock is reasonable because she must have worked so hard to get her to her position and then this white man (who legally shouldn’t even be allowed there) swoops in on the crime scene and everyone fawns over him calling him a ‘genius’. is sally perfect?? no. but neither is john or sherlock and yet no one has to defend them. 

On August 3, 1962, 16-year-old Dennis Roger Ottoson murdered a neighbor family of five in Brookings, South Dakota. After waiting more than three hours for the Paulson family to return home from a shopping trip, he forced them at gunpoint to lie on the ground as he bound four of their hands with clothesline rope. He took the eldest girl, 13-year-old Karlyn, to an upstairs bedroom where he made her undress before she was also bound. Ottoson went back downstairs and killed couple Hugh and Lorraine, along with their children, nine-year-old Anita and six-year-old Leanne. He then returned upstairs to shoot Karlyn. All of them were executed with a shot to the head. Ottoson confessed to the murders, but he didn’t provide a reason other than, “I just had to do something, that’s all.” When an officer asked why he shot the family after binding them, he responded, “I just couldn’t leave them lying there, tied up like that.” Ottoson was only charged and convicted in the murder of Lorraine Paulson, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Episode 29 of DBS

I’m always doing this when the episode is epic. The episode was quite epic.

MY GOD CHAMPA IS SO FREAKING ADORABLE LOOK AT THIS WHINY KITTY KITTY (also Vados what a bae, gonna talk about that later)

What’s this new thing about Vegeta being Beerus’ slave? It sort of reminds me the bond he used to have with Frieza, maybe for different reasons. BTW THIS ONE WAS ONLY FOR GOKU’S FACE, LIKE, “THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING VEGETA”

OLD VEGETA WHO WANTS TO DO EVERYTHING WITH HIS OWN HANDS 

BEERUS’ FACES IN THESE SHOTS ARE RELEVANT

EVERYBODY OF COURSE AGREE WITH THE GENIUS BULMA

AND ALTHOUGH SHE GAVE TO BEERUS A BIG SLAP…… (WHIS I SO LOVE YOU)

…….. HE DIDN’T KILL HER BECAUSE WE ALL FUCKING KNOW SHE’S A GOD, I MEAN BLUE HAIR, STRONG AS FUCK, INTELLIGENT, ATTRACTIVE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT

YUP YOUR HUBBY IS THE SERVANT OF A GOD, LIKE HE USED TO BE WITH FRIEZA, BUT YA KNOW MAYBE THIS TIME HE WON’T GET KILLED BY HIM

LOOK AT HER. SHE’S A BAE. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL. SHE’S A BADASS. GUYS SHE’S MY FAV CHARACTER OF THE NEW CHARACTERS. I BET SHE IS THE STRONGEST AMONG THE GODS, SHE KICKS SO MUCH ASSES I SO LOVE HER

VADOS IS A B A D A S S

THE BADASS AND THE KITTY

THIS WAS COOL MAN

ME DEALING WITH PEOPLE

SERIOUSLY WHAT THE FUCK WITH BULMA’S BOOBS HERE, BULMA I’M SO ENVIOUS BUT AT THE SAME TIME WTF SERIOUSLY 
I MEAN YOU’RE NOT PREGNANT.
EVEN IF YOU SHOULD BE.
GODDAMIT TOEI.
GOD FUCKING DAMN IT. 

IN THIS ONE I WAS SO PISSED BC OF BEERUS’ BEHAVIOUR, NO ONE CAN TOUCH SHENRON, HE IS OUR PAPA <3

GO BULMA GO DEFEND YOUR BAE YEAH FUCK BEERUS

STOP THE DIRTY THOUGHTS

BASICALLY TOEI NOT HAVING RESPECT FOR MY VEGEBUL FEELINGS

STOP THE DIRTY THOUGHTS PART 2

JEEEEEZ YOU TWO 

CHAMPA YOU ARE NOT HANDSOME BUT YOU ARE SO ADORAB

GIVE THIS MAN A CANDY SOMEONE TO PUNCH

PROTECTING THE WIFEY

YEAH KEEP YOUR HANDS ON BULMA 

COME ON BULMA YOU ARE THE GOD AND THE GODS ARE THE FOOLS NO BIG DEAL

BULMA: OH SHIT
VEGETA: WTF IS HE TALKING ABOUT
GOKU: BAHAHAHA YOU STUPID ASSHOLE I’M GONNA TROLL YOU

I WANNA KNOW WHEN AND HOW HE DID REALIZE THAT ONE

BEERUS HAS BEEN SUCH AN ASSHOLE IN THIS EPISODE TBH

YEAAAAH BULMA LET’S BLAME THE WHOLE THING ON GOKU BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

GETA DEFENDING HIS BESTIE 

TOO MUCH VEGEBUL MOMENTS IN THIS EPISODE I CAN’T

VEGETA BEING JEALOUS OF JACO PART 1 OUT OF 98439475620834756—-e^2654287365429

TIGHTS LOOKS LIKE HER MOMMY SOOOO MUCH

AND THAT SUMS IT UP


HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA HERE I LOST IT OMG BULMA YOU ARE SO MUCH LIKE ME I CAN’T HAHAHAHAHA

ALSO GETA: STAY OUT OF TROUBLE BC I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT U

SHE’S GONNA GET WHAT SHE WANTS

Conclusion: Bulma is a god and the real protagonist of DBS, the rest is shit, and Vados is a badass byeee

I have a lot of troubled feelings about Snape’s relationship with Dumbledore. I can recognize (and many people comment on) that Dumbledore is the main reason that Snape is alive and not in Azkaban. However, I do think people tend to give Dumbledore too much credit - or rather, refuse to acknowledge the way that Dumbledore uses and abuses Snape’s absolute dependence on him.

“You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down—kill them all—”
“If she means so much to you,” said Dumbledore, “surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?”
“I have—I have asked him—”
“You disgust me,” said Dumbledore, and Harry had never heard so much contempt in his voice. Snape seemed to shrink a little, “You do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They can die, as long as you have what you want?”

Dumbledore makes an assumption here. (One that fandom has eagerly accepted in order to “prove” Snape’s “obsession” with Lily.) Snape does ask Voldemort to spare Lily, but Dumbledore assumes that it means he gives absolutely no thought to James or Harry. If Snape just wanted Lily to remain alive, he has no reason to go to Dumbledore. He knows Dumbledore isn’t going to just save Lily - he knows that Dumbledore cares about James (he had an abundance of evidence at Hogwarts) and he’s hardly going to let a baby go into danger. Snape goes to Dumbledore for extra insurance for Lily, but he hardly thinks Dumbledore is only going to save her. 

That’s one reason why I always roll my eyes when people try to argue that Snape wanted Voldemort to save Lily so Snape could “have” her. If Snape really just wanted her saved so he could “have” her, he would never have gone to Dumbledore. 

“Hide them all, then,” he croaked. “Keep her—them—safe. Please.”
“And what will you give me in return, Severus?”
“In—in return?” Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said, “Anything.”

This is a really fucked up moment. Dumbledore knows Snape is desperate - desperate enough to go to the leader of the opposite side, a man Snape thinks is going to kill him (a few pages earlier he begs Dumbledore not to). Dumbledore can tell that Snape will grasp at anything to save Lily (and, by extension, James and Harry). Dumbledore sees that - and he ruthlessly takes advantage. He needs information, he needs spies, Snape is perfectly placed to spy… and he’s so very desperate. So willing to do what it takes. Dumbledore sees that and he sets a condition.

What’s even worse is that Dumbledore has very likely already hidden James and Lily. And we know that he would have even without Snape being asked to spy. (He may be a ruthless dick, but he’s hardly going to let people get murdered, especially not his Chosen One.) But Dumbledore is playing on the fact that Snape doesn’t trust him, doesn’t know that Dumbledore will already do the thing that Snape is asking him. (And Dumbledore does know that Snape won’t trust him; Dumbledore ensured that with his reaction to the Werewolf Incident.) And he traps Snape into the life of a spy, asking him to risk his life over and over. 

I do think it’s good that Snape got out from under Voldemort. But I find it highly troubling that Dumbledore trapped him in such a way. 

“I thought… you were going… to keep her… safe…”
“She and James put their faith in the wrong person,” said Dumbledore. “Rather like you, Severus. Weren’t you hoping that Lord Voldemort would spare her?

Way to rub salt into the wound, Dumbledore. He’s basically blaming Snape for Lily’s death.

“Her boy survives,” said Dumbledore.
With a tiny jerk of the head, Snape seemed to flick off an irksome fly.
“Her son lives. He has her eyes, precisely her eyes. You remember the shape and color of Lily Evans’s eyes, I am sure?
“DON’T!” bellowed Snape. “Gone… dead…”

And here Dumbledore lays the groundwork. He can see the effect Lily’s death is having on Snape, he can see how it’s grinding him down, and who does he bring up? Harry. He knows Snape doesn’t care about Harry because Snape sees him as James’ son, so he takes pains to remind Snape that Harry is Lily’s son too.

“Is this remorse, Severus?”
“I wish… I wish I were dead…”
And what use would that be to anyone?” said Dumbledore coldly. “If you loved Lily Evans, if you truly loved her, then your way forward is clear.
Snape seemed to peer through a haze of pain, and Dumbledore’s words appeared to take a long time to reach him.
“What—what do you mean?”
“You know how and why she died. Make sure it was not in vain. Help me protect Lily’s son.
“He does not need protection. The Dark Lord has gone—”
“The Dark Lord will return, and Harry Potter will be in terrible danger when he does.”
There was a long pause, and slowly Snape regained control of himself, mastered his own breathing. At last he said, “Very well. Very well.”

Ah, the master manipulator. I do think it’s good that Snape doesn’t commit suicide, as he’s clearly teetering on the brink of considering here. But I am also HIGHLY troubled by the fact that Dumbledore takes advantage of Snape’s feelings in order to ensure a protector for Harry. He knows no one else will protect Harry as ferociously, excluding Lupin (and Black, though Dumbledore won’t know that until later) who can’t look after Harry because of his status as a werewolf. He knows that by connecting it to Lily’s memory, he will ensure that Snape will die to make sure Harry stays alive. 

And it helps that when Voldemort comes back (as Dumbledore believes he will) he’ll still have Snape around to fall back into his old place. 

“That boy’s soul is not yet so damaged,” said Dumbledore. “I would not have it ripped apart on my account.
“And my soul, Dumbledore? Mine?”

I mean, Dumbledore’s not wrong; he’s dying already and killing him knowing that will hardly break Snape’s soul. But I do find it a little telling that he does not consider Snape’s feelings in all of this; Snape clearly cares about him, clearly even loves him, as much as Snape can love anyone, and asking Snape to murder him in cold blood is a heavy burden. But Dumbledore doesn’t want to protect Snape - he wants to utilize him.

And this is clearest when Dumbledore reveals Harry must die. Dumbledore has known this for many years, I would assume - at least as long as he’s suspected (and confirmed) that Harry is a horcrux, which could have happened as early as Harry’s first year. (I assume it was later - but the latest would have been his fifth year, I believe. After that possession, I think it would’ve been clear to Dumbledore.) So he’s continued to use Snape as a protector for Harry, even knowing that all Snape’s protecting him for is death. 

I do think Dumbledore cares for Snape. But, like the way he cares for Harry, Dumbledore is still willing to use and manipulate Snape. And, at least early on, he is clearly disgusted by Snape - Harry notes the “contempt” in his voice, the disregard he has for Snape’s feelings for Lily when he makes a backhanded accusation about his part in her death, and so on. Since Snape is a DE this isn’t exactly without explanation, but I do find it interesting that Dumbledore clearly thinks he has no part in Snape’s allegiance, even though I would argue that Dumbledore allowing Snape’s bullies (and near murderers) free reign had at least some impact on Snape’s decision to join the DE. 

In any case, I am skeptical of anyone who tries to pretend that Dumbledore was being saintly and forgiving when he took Snape in. Dumbledore was a conniving old cod and he saw an opportunity to use a desperate man for his own purposes - no more, no less. Perhaps later on, Dumbledore cared for Snape (it certainly seems so when he compliments Snape’s bravery, for instance), but that doesn’t mean Dumbledore ever stops using him; as we see with Harry, Dumbledore never stops using people, even those he loves.

About That Redemption Arc

My mom doesn’t think Kylo can be redeemed. According to her, having to kill his father sealed the deal.

“You can’t think that!” I argued incredulously, but she disregarded me. And with fair reason—everyone in this house knows that I have a moderate Kylo Ren obsession.

Needless to say, my conviction lies on the other end of the spectrum. From my point of view, Kylo Ren must be redeemed in order for the story to be fully complete.

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NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP

IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF THE MOTHERFUCKING TROJAN WAR. THE GREEKS ARE HYPED AS FUCK TO GO AND BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF SOME TROJANS. BUT THERE’S SOME SHITTY PROPHECY ABOUT HOW THE FIRST FUCKER TO JUMP OFF HIS SHIP WILL BE THE FIRST FUCKER TO DIE. 

THE OTHER GREEKS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THIS PROPHECY BULLSHIT, BUT PROTESILAUS DOESN’T GIVE A FUCK. HE FUCKING JUMPS OFF THE SHIP AND IS IMMEDIATELY KILLED BY HECTOR. HE’S DEAD. THE STORY’S FUCKING OVER.

HA NO. HIS WIFE LAODAMIA IS SO FUCKING SAD ABOUT HIS DEATH THAT SHE BEGS THE GODS TO LET HER SEE HIM AGAIN. FOR SOME WEIRD REASON THEY AGREE, AND PROTESILAUS IS BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE FOR THREE HOURS. THEN HE FUCKING DIES AGAIN. WHAT A BASTARD.

LAODAMIA IS NOW EVEN MORE SAD SO SHE HAS SOMEONE MAKE A LIFELIKE BRONZE SCULPTURE OF HIM. IT’S SO FUCKING LIFE-LIKE THAT HER DAD WALKS IN ON HER FUCKING THIS BRONZE SEX-DOLL. WHAT THE FUCK. 

HER FATHER IS PRETTY CONFUSED BY HIS CRAZY FUCKTRUMPET OF A DAUGHTER, TELLS HER TO STOP BEING WEIRD AND BURNS THE STATUE. BUT LAODAMIA IS STILL PRETTY MESSED UP, SO SHE JUMPS ON THE FIRE AND BURNS WITH IT. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I've seen a lot of posts saying that the reason Emma's crying on the roof is because Hook is dead, like dead dead and there's nothing she can do and he's comforting her/helping her accept it. Do you think that's true? Because I would die

Nope. They’re not killing him off. People needlessly fret over everything.

Don’t waste your energy, he’s here to stay.

Oh. My. Gawd. O_O I am an idiot. okay i bet y'all already know this/speculated this or like talked about it here before but I, on the other hand, finally realized that the reason the Doctor probably never said “I love you” to Clara is because of the “I smile first and only then you know it’s ok to smile” rule. So this whole time he says it in different ways and shows it in different ways but is waiting for her to say those three words to him first (even though she did in Orient Express but he didn’t know) so that he knows it’s okay to say it to her. I’ve got more to say about this but the feels are killing me now and i also really should go sleep.

Knock, Knock Ch.2: All the Reasons Not to Kill You

A/N: Sorry for the delay! Enjoy some more CS neighbor-friendship goodness.

Ch. 1

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Let’s get one thing clear: he was still loud as fuck. And annoying. And so… British. He and his mates would watch football and have a rousing, jolly good time while Emma was just trying to sort through records to figure out if this bail-skipping douchebag might be living in his old neighborhood again.

But it was OK. They had a signal for that, she and Killian. One loud knock followed by three in rapid succession meant if you don’t fucking quiet down I might murder you and make it look like an accident. So she knocked and he called back, “sorry, love!” and suddenly the chuckles weren’t so loud and Emma didn’t feel like she was on the damn soccer field and she finished up her research and went straight to bed.

Successful night.

But that’s not what all the nights were like. No, more often than not Killian Jones, annoying British male-model looking neighbor, would insert himself into her evening, even through a wall.

She’d be sitting at her computer, browsing Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and all other manners of social time-sucks when she’d hear a bellow from the middle of the neighbor’s study.

“Swan! Are you over there?”

“Yes, Killian, I know damn well you heard me flush my toilet five minutes ago.”

“Well, obviously, but I was trying to be polite,” he’d shouted with as little politeness as he could muster (all in jest, of course, all in jest, he’d say).

“What do you want? I’m busy.”

“Captain America or Captain Hook, love?”

Her mind drummed up images of Chris Evans, all muscle and hair and piercing blue eyes, standing next to a cartoon with a perm and a bad mustache. That’s hardly a contest.

“Um, might I ask why exactly?” she’d shouted back.

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this ep was great for so many reasons, not the least of which because it disproved a couple popular fandom arguments that i’ve always hated.

like, there were those people who claimed braeden was secretly evil and untrustworthy, and yet tonight she hated theo on sight because he killed scott and threatened to kill theo for scott’s honor? 

or the people who claimed lydia low-key hated malia or some bullshit when, in reality, the thought of malia dying scared her so much that she managed to SCREAM HERSELF OUT OF CATATONIA and beat down like a dozen orderlies and guards in an attempt to get out to help her?

BASICALLY “THE SWORD AND THE SPIRIT” IS GIVING ME SO MUCH LIFE RN