I remember my friend watched shadowhunter’s before me and she told about a scene where it looked like saphael was going to happen and “I was like wtf there’s no such thing a saphael its not real” and now after watching the show I’m like dude everything is saphael.


Ruby and Paul - “Malevo”

When I first heard Argentine Tango, I thought, oh no they’re not going to try and choreograph a sexy ballroom routine for Ruby again are they, and then Miriam and Leonardo came up with the sweetest idea and routine and they made her look like a girl instead of a woman. All of my assumption were shattered. Bravo!

I think this is one of my favorite Argentine Tango’s we’ve had on the show. I loved the choreography and it was so interesting not having it be about passion like the style usually is. It was very refreshing. I think Ruby did a wonderful job tackling this style for the first time as well. Her ganchos were sharp and her shaping was great. I think Leonardo and Miriam gave her a great challenge here and they didn’t hold back with the choreography. They even included those little ancle hooks in the ganchos. The routine had a great musically to it.

This routine was very sweet and I loved it. One of my favorites this week!

Ultimamente tem acontecido algo estranho, não tem acontecido nada. Eu não entendo o porque! Estou enxergando, mas não vejo nada de bom em lugar algum… Será que eu morri? Será que estou apenas caminhando e indo em frente, como um zumbi, sem destino algum e apenas com uma fome voraz de qualquer coisa que me satisfaça, de alguma maneira ou em algum momento? Eu não entendo, eu não estou entendendo nada. As coisas, até mesmo as mais simples que me deixavam feliz, não fazem mais sentido, perderam o brilho. Logo eu que costumava abraçar as coisas boas, perdi o encanto para comigo. Não sinto mais prazer no toque ou naquela piada totalmente sem graça e que mesmo assim, me fazia sorrir. A vida parou? Eu errei em algum ponto? O que aconteceu comigo, será que eu realmente morri?
—  Diego Castro.
Y’all, costumes mean EVERYTHING on this show.

Why do you think Eduardo Castro, a brilliant and famous costume designer first off, has THIRD LISTING ON THE CREDITS?? Right behind Adam and Eddy!



I might write a meta….but idk if you all wanna know what each costume style represents….


anonymous asked:

Why do leaders of revolutions find it so hard to transfer power to their peers in a nonviolent manner? Why did Castro refuse to transfer power to one of his loyal compatriots especially those competent in governance and finance? Why hasn't Mugabe done the same, why did Kim il Sung create a monarchy instead of fulfill the true aim of communist revolution?

That’s because the Revolution wasn’t/iisn’t over.  The Oppressive powers that Castro, Mugabe, and Kim Il Sung fought are not only still standing, they are still on the offensive against these Revolutions.  

It’s not an excuse, but it’s the reason.  One of the Revolutions where the Revolutionaries stepped down prematurely was the Haitian Revolution; and those who inherited the State from the Revolutionary forces turned it right over to the Reactionary Powers.  

Now, if you follow my blog you know I rail against the plague of “Leader for Life” in African nations and Black Organizations.  Two Wrongs don’t make a right. It’s not right for Revolutionary Leaders to surrender power of the State to non-Revolutionary forces prematurely, it’s also not right for individuals to hold power over a Revolutionary movements or States for life either.  

The ultimate failing of these Leaders, all of whom I respect greatly, is not that they remained Leaders for Life (even though I oppose that shit), or that they failed to turn the State over to Statesmen and Bureaucrats (which should only happen when the Revolution is entrenched and secure); their ultimate failing was they simply stopped being Revolutionary and settled for a post-Revolution/pre-Full Victory Status Quo that ultimately devolved and became Reactionary.  

Revolutions require Revolution.  If you stop making Revolution then you are no longer have a Revolutionary.  So, the moment Mugabe, Sung, and Castro decided to stop advancing their struggles they began regressing as individuals and so did the movements they lead.

Mugabe should have advanced his struggle beyond Zimbabwe, the African Revolution is continental, if it’s allowed to be limited to one region or State then it will atrophy and die a slow death.  Sung should have pushed beyond North and South Korea, all of Asia should have been Revolutionized.  Same goes for Castro, he should have incorporated and expanded to all of the Caribbean, Central, and South America. Che Guevara told him this, but he didn’t listen, Castro was more interested in Governing a Socialist Cuba than Liberation the world from Western Imperialism and Capitalism (but he didn’t understand that one couldn’t happen fully without  the other).  

Look at the Oppressors, they are Global, the Western Powers were not content with 13 Colonizes, or a few States they took the entire Continent, they took the entire world.  When you are dealing with Oppressive, Imperialist, and Colonizing forces this aggressive you need a Continental or Global Revolution to unseat them.  

Also, these leaders failed to make the Revolution Multigenerational.  Castro seems to be trying, Mugabe, is also trying but less so, Sung just embraced a cult of personality and a Reactionary Statu Quo.  I don’t blame these men, this is just a sober critique, there are many layers I just can’t get into because it would take up so much space. I’m sure you don’t expect me to qrite a book here…right?

Just understand that all of these Great Men were/are fighting an oppressor who’s willing to kill billions, who’s willing to destroy entire ecosystems to advance their Imperialist agendas, are we willing to make those same sacrifices for freedom, or do we want the slow death of submission?  That’s kinda of a trick question, cuz the System that Oppresses us is Omnicidal whether we fight it or not; but these three men responded to this: “..yes & no,” at various times of their struggles.

I think they should have allowed for stable and rational transference of Power and erected and sustained a Fully Revolutionary State, and Revolutionized all elements of Governance, Culture, and Infrastructure, while prioritizing linkages and cooperation with all other Revolutionary Forces around the globe until Omnicidal Capitalism and Western Imperialism were fully defeated.  

Really good question about an under addressed issue. Thanks for asking and I hope I was able to offer some clarity.  

I actually wrote a poem about this called “A Revolution Deferred,” about what happens when a Revolution fails to continue its advance.  If I find it I’ll post it.  

When you’re Cuban and you’re Facebook-stalking your new college roommate and find out his favorite quote is Fidel Castro’s 😐😐😐😐
Cuban Youth Celebrates 62nd birthday of Hugo Chavez

Havana, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youth are celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, as part of tributes to the leader of the Venezuelan Revolution, who died in 2013.

A cultural evening and talk began on Thursday night with the traditional 9:00pm cannon fire ceremony at the capital’s historical Morro-Cabaña military complex in tribute to the life of Chavez, described by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as Cuba’s best friend.

The proximity of Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday, on August 13th, has meant that the activity was also a celebration of this date and a reminder of the close friendship between the two leaders, a relationship which boosted close ties of solidarity and cooperation that the two countries still maintain.

Aleida Guevara, the daughter of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, emphasized Chavez’ sensitivity and charisma during the event. She met him once, and shared with the audience some stories about Chavez who wanted to be a baseball player, but turned into a soldier and statesman, as a result of the historical circumstances of Venezuela.

Aleidita, as Che’s daughter is known in Cuba, recounted experiences of her family’s relationship with Fidel Castro, who she also considered a father, and stressed the humanistic aspect of his personality.