anonymous asked:

(RSnQ EF AU) Snow heard rumors of an assassination plot against the Queen. There was a major festival where the best horse breeders in the kingdom and from surrounding kingdoms came to show off their stock and the Evil Queen was considered to own some of the finest horses in the realm and could be counted on to be there. Snow was in the crowd as Regina's party entered the town it was being held, looking terrifying and resplendent on her big black horse. (Part 1)

Out of nowhere came the arrow and the arrow which the Queen casually caught out of the air as if she was picking an apple off a still branch.  There was an angry gritted teeth smile as she threw the arrow down contemptuously.  She ordered her knights to seal the gates of the walled town and if the population didn’t produce the archer who had fired the arrow before the next morning she would make them all pay.  It hadn’t been Snow’s arrow… but who knew what Regina’s price would be.  (Part 2)

Snow had come to the festival just in case these rumors of the assassination were true. And maybe because she wanted to see Regina, regal as ever in her horse, or maybe not. 

Suddenly she knows before she sees it and it’s too late. She heard the arrow when it was shot, but then Regina is catching it and well, apparently the rumors were true. And shit, Regina is closing this town and if anyone recognizes her, she’s dead. No, she didn’t shoot the arrow but who would believe her? She’s probably a dead woman now. She tries and hide, she doesn’t want to die, but she’s not scared. Snow has known for a long time now that her death could come anyday with Regina’s knights following her everywhere, so if this is the end, at least her last view was Regina on a black horse.

I remember as a young actor being treated contemptuously by people I hoped would be great. And I thought, You’ve got this amazing lifes, you’ve probably got everything you want, why are you behaving like a cock? I knew that if I ever found myself in that position, I’d remember to treat people with equanimity and kindness.
—  Tom Hiddleston - Time Out Magazine
Tone/Attitude Words

accusatory -charging of wrong doing apathetic-indifferent due to lack of energy or concern awe-solemn wonder bitter-exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief cynical-questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people condescension; condescending-a feeling of superiority callous-unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others contemplative-studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue critical-finding fault choleric-hot-tempered, easily angered contemptuous-showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect caustic-intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting conventional-lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality disdainful-scornful didactic-author attempts to educate or instruct the reader derisive-ridiculing, mocking earnest-intense, a sincere state of mind erudite-learned, polished, scholarly fanciful-using the imagination forthright -directly frank without hesitation gloomy-darkness, sadness, rejection haughty-proud and vain to the point of arrogance indignant-marked by anger aroused by injustice intimate-very familiar judgmental-authoritative and often having critical opinions jovial-happy lyrical-expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like matter-of-fact–accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional mocking-treating with contempt or ridicule morose-gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent malicious-purposely hurtful objective-an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside optimistic-hopeful, cheerful obsequious-polite and obedient in order to gain something patronizing-air of condescension pessimistic-seeing the worst side of things; no hope quizzical-odd, eccentric, amusing ribald-offensive in speech or gesture reverent-treating a subject with honor and respect ridiculing-slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of reflective-illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions sarcastic-sneering, caustic sardonic-scornfully and bitterly sarcastic satiric-ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach sincere-without deceit or pretense; genuine solemn-deeply earnest, tending  sanguineous -optimistic, cheerful whimsical-odd, strange, fantastic; fun


Unhallowed Graves (2015)  by Nuzo Onoh

“Oja-ale is the night market run by the dead. Everything can be bought for a deadly price. Alan Pearson is a sceptical British diplomat, contemptuous and dismissive of native superstitions… Until the day he receives a terrifying purchase from the Night Market, which defies Western science and logic. And Alan must finally confront the chilling truth of Oja-ale. - “Night Market - Oja-ale” A dead child returns to haunt his grieving mother with terrifying consequences - “The Unclean” The ghost of a drowned slave is resurrected from his watery grave to exact revenge on the family that betrayed him and sold him into slavery, with tragic consequences - “Our Bones Shall Rise Again”. 

Three chilling stories of revenge by the restless dead buried in Unhallowed Graves by the frontrunner of African Horror and author of The Reluctant Dead, Nuzo Ono”

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Punch-Drunk Love

One of the most shocking things I’ve noticed since the advent of the HD leak is that Kylo punches Finn in the face after disarming him. I find that single act of physical violence more shocking and telling than any of the lightsaber moves - there’s something especially brutal and visceral about it. That single blow conveys everything you need to know about Kylo’s attitude towards Finn, and it’s deeply unsettling.

On this subject, let’s briefly resurrect discussion of the snow fight (previously discussed here, with a somewhat different focus), since I can now write on the subject while it is fresh in my mind.

Kylo’s attack on Finn is highly sadistic and contemptuous - he clearly hates Finn with an intense, disproportionate passion, which I still hold is as much on account of what Finn represents (i.e. choosing the ‘light’ path that he craves despite himself) as who Finn is. This is borne out by almost every facet of Kylo’s interactions with Finn - he screams that he is a “TRAITOR!” when he sees Finn cradling Rey, demonstrates extreme rage when Finn takes up a fighting stance with his lightaber, and fights with him in a manner that is steeped in arrogance and vanity. He toys with Finn instead of finishing him quickly as he so obviously could, and his expression is filled with an eerie, disquieting satisfaction as he burns the hilt of his lightsaber into Finn’s shoulder and listens to his screams. Perhaps most important is the climax of the fight with Finn - Kylo disarms Finn with a powerful blow, punches him in the face, and slices his spine open with a flourish. All of these acts are about humiliation and punishment, and they represent Kylo indulging impulses that Vader would be proud of.

Kylo’s treatment of Finn is exceptionally brutal and aggressive, and I find that that makes the contrast between the fight with Finn and the fight with Rey even more striking. Kylo regards Rey with raw, unmitigated awe when he sees her holding the lightsaber across the snow. 

All of the tension leaves his body - which had previously been quivering from pent-up emotion and stress - in that moment. Instead, Kylo relaxes and just stares at her, speechless and amazed. It’s not the shock of a man who has found his imminent victory thwarted - it’s the amazement of a man who can’t quite believe the miracle he is witnessing. And this initial response is borne out across the rest of the fight, which is more of a chase in its first half - Kylo is generally either blocking or making powerful strikes, seemingly with the intent of knocking the lightsaber out of Rey’s grasp. He lets her stagger back from him as she flags, merely following.

The fight changes completely following Rey’s epiphany, since she becomes transcendently powerful - Kylo stands no chance of victory from the moment she snarls, and while he doesn’t stop fighting her until the very end he is clearly overwhelmed by her - the stunned awe never really left him. His returning attacks are unfocused and desperate, and he is completely overpowered. Rey’s laser-targeted focus underlines the corresponding loss of focus in Kylo - they have exchanged states, with the balance of power flipping in Rey’s favour.

Perhaps most importantly, Kylo doesn’t look at Rey with anger when he’s lying bleeding and scarred on the snow, only demonstrating the remnants of the awe and amazement that he showed at the beginning when he realised who/what (take your pick) she was. He has been transported, and while we still don’t understand in what way or why, we know his perception of Rey - and his future path - has been fundamentally altered.

Watch on

Natal Moon in Scorpio - Lunar Hollows

Natal Moon in Scorpio people have a hyper receptive Moon antennae that perceives the signals of whatever lunar current is circulating. Their natural hypnotic expression and profound intuition swiftly garners the emotional sentiments, motivations and deception of surrounding personalities. The Lunar Scorpio is disinterested in superficiality and penetrates to the mysterious and hidden depth of situations, people and subjects of fascination with fierce concentration and focus. Their natural instincts for survival thrust them into solitude for days on end with intense periods of introspection and personal reflection. Lunar Scorpio dreams are inflamed with arduous passion and exhaustive heart powder. Anything that fails to surge their emotional pulse is immediately discarded. Their soul energy and lifeblood conjures through transforming trauma into sacred power.

Lunar Scorpio people are at hostage to a volatile mood base. Grandiose euphoria is coupled with devastating and self contemptuous lows, and too much time around people can turn their brainwaves to static. The individual may express as reserved and guarded in social situations but struggle to attenuate his hostile emotional undercurrents around his closest friends and family. During times of severe emotional upheaval, the individual dearly relishes his privacy and entertains ideas and conspiracies that may border on delusional or destructive. The themes around life, death, eternal consciousness, occultism, sciences, symoblism, art and the macabre typically remain lifelong fascinations spiraled to the core through tremendous focus, invisible intimacy, and acute interpersonal insight. The individual is a natural psychologist who reads his company like an open spell book.   

The Moon during the Scorpio phase illuminates the shadow aspect of the psyche and transports us to unconscious jewels and redemption. The individual with the Moon in Scorpio typically possesses tremendous photographic memory and an easy mental replay of childhood events. Leftover imprints from childhood where they feel their needs were unmet may repeat themselves through the type of people the individual attracts. They never forget a face, never forget a favor, and in the same regard, never forget a personal injustice or experience. The bonding of astral states through relationships tends to be a forceful motivator, and the individual may unconsciously seduce individuals that force them through potent personality overhauls. They measure time not by months and days but through the shedding skin of previous selves that become torn down and rebuilt through constant transformation. Everything here is intense - from love, to nostalgia, relationships and indwelling desires that ferociously erupt to the surface. Lunar Scorpios sleep behind the eyes of the rabbit in the Moon, silently soaking up the emotional tidal waves and desperate longings of the sea below.

Music by Nouvelle Vague - The Killing Moon

Don’t be naive.
There are difficult times ahead.

As the end approaches,
people are going to be self-absorbed,
stuck-up, profane,
contemptuous of parents,
crude, coarse,
impulsively wild,
bloated windbags,
addicted to lust,
and allergic to God.
They’ll make a show of religion,
but behind the scenes they’re animals.
Stay clear of these people.

These are the kind of ppl who
smooth-talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy
and take advantage of those who,
depressed by their sinfulness,
take up with every new fad
that calls itself “truth.”

They get exploited every time
and never really learn.

—  2 Timothy 3:1-9
The Message



something gaudy and useless; trinket; bauble. 

Etymology: uncertain, thought to be from Middle English giuegaue, contemptuous reduplication, possibly connected with Old French gogue, “rejoicing, jubilation; joke, prank, mockery, game;” or jou-jou, “toy,” baby-talk word, from jouer, “to play,” from Latin jocare, from jocus, “jest; joke”.

[Cam Cottrill]

“Today’s Republican Party…is an insurgent outlier. It has become ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence, and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition, all but declaring war on the government.“ .. (Thomas E Mann)


(1) In July 1966′s The Amazing Spider-Man #38, Steve Ditko & Stan Lee used Peter Parker to dismisively mock the nascent counter-culture and its radical political convictions. There’s been a tendency to lay the blame for this thoroughly reactionary tone at the door of plotter/artist and dedicated Objectivist Ditko. But it can hardly be said that Lee’s dialogue’s showed the slightest sympathy for the idea of student protest. It is, in truth, a thoroughly unpleasant sequence, so sweeping in its contemptuousness than it fails to score a single legitimate point against its target. (The points were, after all, surely there to be scored.) As the times changed, of course, Lee would adopt a far more liberal approach in his stories, while Ditko would continue his course out to the distant reaches of Randism. (2) Fast forward almost 46 years and we’re finally given the reason for Parker’s atypical ultra-conservatism in a single panel of January 2015′s Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #1, by Al Ewing, Luke Ross et al. What’s lovely about the frame is that it succeeds in making Peter Parker more rather than less endearing while changing not a word of the original story. Yes, Parker had, during a brief and youthful moment of ignorance and hubris, succumbed to the pernicious uber-selfishness of Atlas Shrugged. Yet like many a teenage aberration, he’s long since put it behind him. The fact that Parker has the decency to be so ashamed of himself only makes him all the more sympathetic.

Welcome to the Small Council! How would you like your customer service? If you pick “Soft,” Petyr will treat you with polite aloofness. Pick “Mild” and enjoy Varys’ idle dismissal. “Medium” is Pycelle acting contemptuously indifferent towards you. “Small burn” will get you no less than three snide remarks from Tyrion. “Large Burn” will involve Cersei and her crushing satire of your dreary, ordinary existence. But “Western Spicy Barbecue” gets you three full minutes of abuse from Tywin! Feel free to mix and match to suit your palate.
—  Podrick Payne, A Storm of Swords

taurus set extremely high standards for themselves and become viciously self contemptuous when they fail to meet them. they try to keep their emotions in tight control, but months of suppressing negative feelings eventually erupts in a taurean outburst



1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.

2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot, i.e. an intolerant and prejudiced person, i.e. the state of mind of a bigot - someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person’s opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

Etymology: from French bigoterie, from Old French -name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin. 

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Why The Flash Drive is Empty: or it might as well be

in ACD Sherlock Holmes canon the Agra box turned out to be empty.

When Mary says to John, ‘don’t read it in front of me.’

And he says, 'why?’

And she says, 'because you won’t love me when you’re finished and I don’t want to see that happen’,

John makes a face.  This face,

This face is one of contemptuous amusement.  This face says, ’are you fucking kidding me?’  Why?  Because a) she already saw that happen here,

And b) there’s nothing that could possible be in the AGRA flash drive that would be worse than what he already knows.  Nothing is worse than her shooting and nearly killing Sherlock and they all know that.

Mary knows that, 'that’, already happened.  She already saw that happen.  Now, she’s trying to back-pedal by pretending that it hasn’t already just in case there’s a chance.  But, they both know that’s not true.

This is why the AGRA flash drive is empty: because no matter what’s in it, nothing is worse than what John already knows.  He cannot think any less of her, she’s already done the lowest possible thing that she could have done to him.

This is why it doesn’t matter if he read it.  He already knows everything he needs to know.  No additional information could ever be pivotal or even relevant to his opinion of her.