chickens come home

anonymous asked:

Who is your favourite prologue/epilogue character?

A tie between Merrett Frey and Kevan Lannister.

Merrett, I like reading in pretty much the same way as I like reading Victarion’s chapters. Unlike Victarion, he’s just bright enough to know how pathetic he is, but that’s integral to the events of the chapter. GRRM doesn’t introduce Lady Stoneheart hanging Lothar Frey, who planned everything down to the music, or Raymund Frey who murdered her, or Black Walder who everyone agrees is a piece of work. No, GRRM introduces the PoV of Merrett Frey, complete loser. Even as he parrots off the family’s self-justifying arguments (”what about our honour?” “it was war!” “We lost fifty men while slaughtering thousands of Stark soldiers!”) this guy is simultaneously unpleasant and unfortunate - but no threat to the new Brotherhood Without Banners, enough to make it land that he was lured out to the forest under false pretences and murdered in cold blood.

Kevan’s interesting to me because he was Tywin’s yes-man through the creation of all these problems that now beset House Lannister, and now it’s his problem. Tywin had Rhaenys and Aegon Targaryen murdered, now Kevan deals with Aegon (though obviously not the real son of Rhaegar). Elia and Oberyn Martell both died Lannister-related deaths, now Kevan must rely on Nymeria Sand not to be overwhelmed by the Tyrells on the Small Council. Tywin and Kevan ran a brutal campaign of war crimes in the Riverlands, now Kevan has to deal with the fact the Riverlands refuse to be subdued and require constant Lannister presence. Tywin once inflicted the humiliation of a public naked walk on his father’s mistress, now Kevan does it to Cersei and that’s going to cause a few issues too, even if Kevan will never see them. It’s a whole bunch of chickens coming home to roost.

Also, both epilogues are creepy in a way I really enjoy (more than I enjoyed Varamyr’s creepiness in ADWD’s prologue). Both feature reasonably normal days gone horribly wrong, both give alternative insight into circumstances we knew existed but hadn’t got a good look at, both set up new players and incipient action for the next book.

Drunk me usually wants chicken wings when I come home at like 2am but can never get them. But earlier tonight, in my lonely slump, I bought a bunch at Whole Foods. I’m not even drunk right now but knowing they’re waiting for me at home??? Amazing.

Sometimes cranky me makes amazing choices.

People just assume that we’re fibbing every time we say he’s definitely dead. We did come up with the line, “Of course he’s dead, he’s definitely dead. More importantly, I know exactly what he’s going to do next,” with appalling glee. This year, it’s all about shadows from the past coming back to haunt them, and the consequences of their actions. I would say the chickens are coming home to roost … without real chickens. There are no chickens in this season. That’s an exclusive!
—  ‘Sherlock’s trip to his mind palace in “The Abominable Bride” appeared to confirm that Moriarty is gone for good.’ -  Mark Gatiss interview with yahoo - (x)
Michael Wolff: How Bill O'Reilly's Scandal Exposes a Murdoch Family Divide

Fox News’ handling of the renewed harassment allegations is a reflection of greater company conflicts and a generational shift as Rupert hangs on to a bygone era and James and Lachlan plot a risky new course.    

Last July, after Gretchen Carlson sued the Murdoch-controlled 21st Century Fox and Roger Ailes, the then-head of Fox News Channel, for sexual harassment, Rupert Murdoch told his sons, both Ailes enemies, that paying off Carlson without a fight would mean more lawsuits. Easy-money settlements always bring more claims. James and Lachlan Murdoch, however, were eager to get rid of their nemesis, and the most direct way to do that was to accept Carlson’s claims after a quickie investigation and then use a big payoff — $20 million — to end the dispute and calm the storm.

Nine months later, the chickens coming home to roost, Fox has continued to collect a string of look-alike claims against Ailes and against ratings giant Bill O'Reilly, with a firestorm of recent press attention on what The New York Times is calling the “O'Reilly revelations.” What has been revealed is not evidence nor an admission of guilt but details of payments settling complaints against O'Reilly — not a small distinction. You can assume maximal guilt, which the Times and other Fox haters do, or you can assume, as many lawyers do, that when there is money to be had, plaintiffs come out of the woodwork. (“Coming out of the woodwork” is a virtual term of art in big settlement tort cases).

Murdoch Senior is said to be saying, “I told you so.” James, CEO of 21st Century Fox, is blaming it on the Fox News culture and has hired Paul Weiss, the same law firm that performed a two-week investigation of Ailes, to probe O'Reilly (there is, too, a Department of Justice investigation of how settlement payments were made, which Rupert dismisses as DOJ liberal politics and which his sons see as indicating more Fox News dark arts). This is a reflection of greater family and company interests and conflicts. For 86-year-old Rupert, Fox News is a key part of his legacy, as well as the family company’s health: the most profitable news outlet ever ($1.5 billion in profits this year) and among the most influential. For James, 44, and Lachlan, 45, the hope is to reshape this legacy, to move Fox away from what they see as its retro, Trump-style views toward, well, something nicer (and to do this profitably, they hope, somehow).

The Murdoch interests have, however, now been joined — with Murdoch Senior arguing it’s his sons’ own damned fault — to the flashpoint issue of sexual harassment. And while they could rationalize losing Ailes because Fox News, even without him, remains powerful, it would be harder to rationalize a loss of O'Reilly, who, at 8 p.m., is the most-watched host on cable and supports the entire evening schedule.

It’s a particular sort of irony that Fox, which, to the delight of its audience, built itself on rejecting liberal assumptions, might now be brought down by such a signature liberal assumption: Where there are charges of sexual harassment, there is sexual harassment. It’s a kind of zeitgeist power play. After President Trump went out of his way to support O'Reilly on April 5, The New York Times, which left little doubt that it accepted the truth of the allegations, noted “the president has a particular rapport with Mr. O'Reilly, whose hectoring braggadocio and no-apologies nostalgia for a bygone American era mirror Mr. Trump’s own.”

This is a curious view considering Trump won the presidency, and O'Reilly is the highest-rated cable news host and, to boot, one of the best-selling authors in the country. So, more accurately, it may only be a bygone era for The New York Times and the liberal order that so furiously opposes and links Trump and Fox. But the cultural upper hand is a mighty one — and sexual harassment has become an issue so fraught, it largely precludes debate. Hence, advertisers are now fleeing O'Reilly — seeming to make a moral judgment, but, practically speaking, just avoiding controversy (few, if any, have left the network entirely).

Your narrative is your fate. It doesn’t matter if O'Reilly or Ailes did or didn’t do the things they are accused of — no trial has occurred, no evidence has been released, no investigators’ conclusions shared — their real guilt is that people believe they could have.

Confusing matters, the Murdoch sons also see O'Reilly and Ailes as part of a bygone era — their father’s. Pay no attention that it was precisely this sensibility that has been such a powerful audience draw at Fox. (Of note, to the lasting outrage and confusion of liberals, Trump, despite the bygone era suggested by his Billy Bush “pussygate” tape, was elected anyway.) The Murdoch sons, while in important ways financially supported by the profitable, culturally backward views at Fox, see their job as taking the company into a new era.

The sons’ plan was to make Fox the network of Megyn Kelly rather than of Ailes and O'Reilly. That plan foundered on widespread resentment at the network toward Kelly for her part in Ailes’ ouster and on the election of Trump. Suddenly, Fox’s “when America was great and men were men” appeal was even stronger.

One solution has been Tucker Carlson, a conservative but less of a dour, bygone-era one, who has scored significant ratings at 9 p.m. But an important aspect of those ratings is that he is firmly sandwiched between O'Reilly and Sean Hannity. Both retro men are, even beyond their huge salaries (nearly $20 million a year for O'Reilly; $14 million for Hannity), vastly rich — O'Reilly, 67, from books; Hannity, 55, from radio and real estate — with dedicated audiences who’d likely follow them wherever. The worry at Fox is that they need Fox less than Fox needs them, and they might soon leave too.

The liberal hope is that media pressure will continue to force advertisers to reject O’Reilly (no matter that liberals have frequently been aghast when conservatives have urged advertiser boycotts of liberal media). But, in fact, so far advertisers have merely moved to other Fox shows, which depend on the O'Reilly spillover audience. If O'Reilly, who is on a pre-planned vacation, returns April 24 and the ratings remain strong, those advertisers likely will be back on his show.

Murdoch Senior has remained largely remote from this dispute, but he reportedly has been paying attention again. He is said to be worried that his sons are moving toward a radical break — “re-imagining Fox,” is what James is said to call it — and hastening the end of an era that, in television terms, so far has been more popular and unyielding than any cozier new one.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-wolff-how-bill-oreillys-scandal-exposes-a-murdoch-family-divide-993110

***Guilty till prove Innocent.. Liberal mantra..

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“In the aftermath to come, Americans should remain vigilant of the mainstream media’s tendency to blame-both-sides equally, regardless of the lopsided casualties of police violence. And whether or not Americans will agree or disagree with Johnson’s actions should not be the question we explore most. Focusing on his actions alone is a convenient diversionary tactic which enables America’s white supremacist power structure to delegitimize his anger and sweep the issue of state terror back under the rug. Instead, we should ask how are we going to communicate to police officers that if they wish ever again to be secure from the consequences of their violence, their top priority must be to stop terrorizing black and brown communities. That if they truly desire their own safety, they will first have to stop murdering people  —  or else more chickens, inevitably, will come home to roost.”

– Dallas Shooting: Where Peaceful Existence is Impossible, Violence is Inevitable

Dating Kai would include:

- He’d take forever to get ready in the morning since he’d always like to look goo for you even though he does that with out even trying.

- Random outbursts of dancing where ever you go.

- You’d go for cute strolls in the park or at the beach with him and his dogs.

- You’d debate if he spends more time with his dogs more than you.

- Late night feasts of chicken if he comes home late or you both can’t be bothered to cook.

- Couple hoodies/ t-shirts or hats as a present when he comes home from tour.

- Being a third wheel when Kyungsoo’s over because even though he’s with you the Kaisoo relationship will never end.

- Having to deal with a jealous Kyungsoo when Kai decides to shift his attention to you around Kyungsoo.

- Innocent kisses that some how quickly escalate into hot make out sessions.

- Adorable moments every day which consist of him holding you close and giving you light kisses. 

Masterlist

anonymous asked:

Did you hear about Keke Palmer being featured in a music video against her will? Some of the responses to that show how misogynistic men really can be. Siding with a guy who didn't take no for an answer. On the other hand. The chicken has come home to roost.

I heard about it on the Wendy Williams show this morning, and the silly comments about Keke being “childish” and “crazy” are obnoxious. You can’t just force someone to be in your shitty music video. I don’t see why people are letting these female celebrities be abused and used by these men right before our eyes.

This year, it’s all about shadows from the past coming back to haunt them, and the consequences of their actions. I would say the chickens are coming home to roost … without real chickens. There are no chickens in this season. That’s an exclusive!

For “The Abominable Bride,” I enjoyed teasing, “There’s a lot more of me,” because I was wearing a fat suit! [Laughs] This season, there’s quite a lot of me without the fat suit, but you’ll have to wait and see. All I’ll say is that past events have consequences for everybody in the series, not just Sherlock and John.

Mark Gatiss

“What Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Mohammed was in fact true: America’s chickens… are coming home to roost.
We took this country by terror, away from the Sioux, the Apache, the Arowak, the Comanche, the Arapahoe, the Navajo. Terrorism.
We took Africans from their country to build our way of ease and kept them enslaved and living in fear. Terrorism.
We bombed Granada and killed innocent civilians, babies, non-military personnel.
We bombed the black civilian community of Panama with stealth bombers and killed unarmed teenagers and toddlers, pregnant mothers, and hardworking fathers.
We bombed Qaddafi’s home and killed his child.
Blessed are they who bash your children’s head against a rock.
We bombed Iraq. We killed unarmed civilians trying to make a living.
We bombed a plant in Sudan to payback for the attack on our embassy, killed hundreds of hardworking people, mothers and fathers who left home to go that day not knowing that they would never get back home.
We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.
Kids playing in the playground, mothers picking up children after school, civilians, not soldiers, people just trying to make it day by day.
We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and Black South Africans and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards.
America’s chickens are coming home to roost.
Violence begets violence.
Hatred begets hatred.
And terrorism begets terrorism.”

- Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Let’s talk about “I don’t want to die.”

I dunno guys, I think this might be the biggest turning point in the episode… maybe the series. Suicide’s been a theme since day 1 remember, and there were lots of references to their previous mentions of it this ep, and then Sherlock goes and repeats “I dont want to die” a bunch of times… in a scene that, to me, kind of called out the heart-restarting scene (and then Magnussen’s creepy visit foreshadowed Culverton’s). I’m thinking there miiiiight have been more in the subtext than the performance Sherlock intended to deliver.

After all, wasn’t that one of the obstacles to their relationship, Sherlock continually throwing his own life away, and John not being able to risk his heart on someone with a casual death wish?

So many chickens coming home to roost. So many loose ends being tied up.

Master post for Moffat’s chickens

In an interview last year Steven Moffat promised us “chickens coming home to roost” in season 4 of BBC Sherlock. But which chickens?

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, so I had to make a series of images. I’ve just flooded my blog with them, but here are links to all of them in one place:

Here’s the whole collection, @boringboringboringnofascinating!

It's amazing how many English idioms are chicken-based...
  • pecking order
  • come home to roost
  • ruffle your feathers
  • take someone under your wing
  • rule the roost
  • henpecked
  • cocky
  • cooped up
  • get your hackles up
  • mother hen
  • flew the coop
  • chicken and egg situation
  • brooding
  • chicken (cowardly)
  • chicken out
  • feathers flying
  • chicken scratches
  • nest egg
  • don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
  • don’t put all your eggs in one basket
EXO Reaction when they watch Magic Mike with you

Xoxo, Admin A~

/I don’t own any of the gifs used, unless stated otherwise/


Chanyeol:

“Where’s the.. romance? When… they kiss.. slowly….? Why is he taking his shirt off?!” *innocent Yoda*

Kris:

“This isn’t my style”

Sehun:

“I can definitely do better babe…”

Tao:

*Pays attention to learn some good new moves* “Come here too Magic Panda baby!”

Kai:

*Three hours later* “Omg he was shirtless!!” *awkward laugh* “Hihihihi”

Xiumin:

*There’s no Magic Mike because you got him so…*

Baekhyun:

“Please notice me senpai… I’m handsome too” *Needs your attention* 

Luhan:

*Goes to get dinner… alone* “Chicken is better than some abs… I won’t give her chicken when I come home!”

Chen:

*Being really naughty during all the movie* “It’s fun teasing you jagi…”

Kyungsoo:

*Is a secret Magic Mike fan* “Show them those moves Mike!”

Lay:

*No matter the movie… he always falls asleep in the middle*

Suho:

“Didn’t think you liked…. this kind of movies… no…” *In shock*

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