death is not the end

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Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97 - BBC News
Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.

The grandson of Chief White Bull, who fought in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, Bald Eagle appeared in more than 40 films.

He went on to become the face of South Dakota’s Lakota people.

He died at his home on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation on 22 July, according to a local funeral home.

Born in a tepee in 1919 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation, his native Lakota name translates as Wounded in Winter Beautiful Bald Eagle.

He served in the US Army during World War Two where he fought in the landings at Anzio in Italy and won the silver star.

After being severely wounded by German fire while parachuting into Normandy during D-Day, Bald Eagle pursued a music career as a drummer for Cliff Keyes Big Band.

Following a foray into ballroom dancing, which ended with the tragic death of his dance partner and wife, Penny Rathburn, in a car crash, Bald Eagle established a career in Hollywood.

He trained a range of stars including John Wayne in horse and gun handling, and served as Errol Flynn’s stunt double.

In the late 1950s he joined a rodeo display team and while in Belgium met his second wife, Josee.

Bald Eagle had a varied career in showbusiness and was also a rodeo cowboy

He continued to work as an actor and became the face of South Dakota’s state tourism promotions for decades.

Outside of showbusiness, Bald Eagle’s dedication to the Lakota people saw him elected as the first Chief of the United Native Nations in 2001, addressing indigenous people worldwide.

His last film role was in Neither Wolf Nor Dog, which premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival last month.

The film’s director, Steven Lewis Simpson, praised Bald Eagle as “truly unique”.

“His life was more extraordinary than of those that most great biographies are written about; the joys and the tragedies,” he said.

“He was an astonishingly beautiful man. The sparkle from his eyes when he smiled or was being mischievous was a joy to behold.”

Rooks Funeral Home in Eagle Butte said Bald Eagle’s funeral is scheduled for 29 July at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, following a traditional four-day wake.

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BREAKING: NO JUSTICE FOR FREDDIE GRAY: Charges dropped against the three remaining officers in the ‪#‎FreddieGray‬ case.
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.
By Baltimore Sun

Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.

The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well.

It also means the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will secure no convictions in the case after more than a year of dogged fighting, against increasingly heavy odds, to hold someone criminally accountable in Gray’s death.

Officer William Porter’s trial ended with a hung jury and a mistrial in December, before Williams acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice at bench trials in May, June, and July, respectively.

In a hearing Wednesday meant to start the trial of Officer Garrett Miller, Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow told Williams that the state was dropping all charges against Miller, Porter and Sgt. Alicia White.

Porter had been scheduled to be retried in September, and White had been scheduled to be tried in October.

“All of our clients are thrilled with what happened today, and we’ll be making a comment later to address the details of what happened,” said Catherine Flynn, Miller’s attorney, outside the courthouse.

Mosby is scheduled to hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. in West Baltimore.

Gray, 25, suffered severe spinal cord injuries in the back of the van in April 2015 and died a week after his arrest. His death sparked widespread, peaceful protests against police brutality.

In clearing Nero, Goodson and Rice, Williams had repeatedly said that prosecutors presented little or no evidence to support their broader theory in the case – that the officers acted unreasonably, and willfully disregarded their training and general orders, when they decided not to secure Gray in a seat belt in the back of a police transport van, and that the decision directly led to his death.

All of the officers had pleaded not guilty. Their attorneys have said they acted reasonably and professionally, and that Gray’s death was the result of a tragic accident.

The decision Wednesday to drop all charges came during what was expected to be a contentious hearing surrounding the prosecution’s ability to proceed with Miller’s trial without using anything he said on the witness stand in Nero’s trial against him.

Miller had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office related to Gray’s arrest.

Miller was compelled to testify at Nero’s trial under a limited form of immunity designed to protect his constitutional right against self-incrimination while freeing him to speak about the events that transpired on the morning of Gray’s arrest. Before Miller’s trial could proceed, prosecutors were required to show that they had not gleaned any evidence or strategic advantage in Miller’s trial from his immunized testimony.

Miller’s defense attorneys had argued that in order to do so, the prosecutors who argued in Nero’s trial and the special “clean team” of prosecutors assigned to argue in Miller’s trial without knowledge of his previous testimony should have to take the stand.

Catherine Flynn, one of Miller’s attorney, also suggested that Schatzow and Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe, who argued Nero’s case, had inappropriately remained involved in Miller’s case. Flynn had subpoenaed Schatzow and Bledsoe, as well as Assistant State’s Attorneys Lisa Phelps and Sarah David, who were assigned to the clean team.

Having dropped the charges, prosecutors avoid taking the stand.

Fun fact: Somewhere out there is footage of Liam Neeson fist-fighting a wolf to death. The footage was filmed for an alternate ending for The Grey, but the director preferred an ending where it’s revealed Liam Neeson’s wife is dying of cancer and it abruptly cuts to black as he’s about to fight the wolf. 

The alternate footage has never been released because the director doesn’t feel it fits with the tone of the film. Which is disappointing because it probably means he won’t be interested in our pitch for a sequel starring a 30ft tall CGI Liam Neeson riding a giant wolf made of other wolves into heaven to beat up God and bring his wife back.

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Opinion: can Wentworth survive without Bea?
The Queen is dead. Queen Bea Smith, that is.

Season five of Wentworth will be as strong as iron bars because the ensemble cast is so strong. The acting across the board is arguably the best in any Australian show. Ever.

But, the writing will need to be better than ever. Franky Doyle (Nicole da Silva), if the character returns, will need to go back to prison. They will need to bring in a couple of new, strong characters, at least one of which people will need to be able to cheer for.

Of course, it’s sad Bea isn’t coming back. But, her death is not the end for Wentworth.

A rare picture of the legendary gang meeting that happened in the Bronx in 1971 which included Liberathed Panthers, King Cobras, Majestic Warlocks, Ghetto Warriors, Flying Dutchmen, Young Sinners, Young Cobras, Young Saints, Young Saigons, Roman Kings, Turbans, Brothers and Sisters, Latin Aces, Peacemakers, Dirty Dozens, Mongols, Javelins, Bachelors, Savage Nomads, Savage Skulls, Black Spades (which then became Zulu Nation), Seven Immortals, Ghetto Brothers and others. The meeting was hosted by Charlie Suarez of the Ghetto Brothers and it was called because of Black Benjie’s death. It ended up with the first cease fire between the gangs of the Bronx. This event inspired the cult movie “The Warriors”.

It’s a Date [Part 2]

Pairing: Loki x Foster!Reader

Warnings: N/A

Words: 900

Part 1


Okay, so maybe you hadn’t expected to be brought to Asgard again after Loki died.

It had all happened so fast – one minute he was there putting on quite the show of villainy and you had been tempted to step in to save your sister – and then in the next he was fighting alongside Thor. You’d been relieved to find he wasn’t actually trying to kill you and your sister, but then the moment subsided into horror when he launched himself forward to save his brother and ended up on the brink of death.

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Title: Down The Drain
Fandom: Seraph of the End
Pairing: YuuMika
Contains: Character Death, angst, angst, and more angst.
Summary: I’m very sorry about this

Consciousness returned to Yuuichirou reluctantly, like the world wanted him to rest for a while longer. Like the world didn’t want him to face the place it had become since the Seraph took him over. 

But Yuuichirou forced his way back to wakefulness, knowing that his family was fighting and they needed all the help they could get. To his surprise, however, he didn’t wake up on a battlefield but in a hospital bed.

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anonymous asked:

For the anon asking about Butterfly Gun - the ending is actually very happy, and neither of them dies. I think the 'cried for 10 days' reputation generally comes from it being an emotional fic overall, not because of a tragic ending. It's a beautiful fic, one that stays with you for a long time. So, you should be prepared for major 'feels' while reading it, but things work out in the end, and there is no major character death. I definitely recommend it, but it is your decision :) xx

Hiii! To the anon asking about “Butterfly Gun”, it has a lot of angst, homophobia and some minor character deaths. It does have a happy ending and no, Harry or Louis do not die. Overall, it’s such a wonderful fanfiction and if you haven’t read it before, please give it a read! It’s totally worth it.

butterfly gun is beautiful!! by far one of my favorite fics. has a lot of angst and some internalized homophobia but it’s engame larry happiness so its worth it 💋

Butterfly Gun is full of angst and very very painful because these characters start out young and we get attached to them. They go through so much. But it’s a happy ending.

Hi Nat, I’ve read Butterfly Gun. So: It’s exceptionally well written. I especially enjoyed the first three chapters in which they are 12 and 14, so so beautiful! It’s got a happy ending but yes, there is a lot of pain and angst in between. So maybe not for everyone. But I do recommend it!


Thanks for all the opinions on Butterfly Gun! :)

I just finished marathoning the second season of Kimmy Schmidt with my friend the other day, and it was pretty good, it had some cringey moments, i liked it overall, but there’s one thing that’s been sitting in the back of my mind ever since, in the best possible way, and that was Titus and Mikey’s relationship.

From the second they got together in the beginning, I was waiting for the punchline- the mean joke, the part where one got fed up with the other, the inevitable “see, gays can’t be happy” resolution. Every conflict they had, I was braced for it, ready to pack away my joy and excitement with my joy and excitement about every other gay couple on TV that gets split up by death or disagreement or whatever stupid TV bullshit, because Gays Don’t Get Happy Endings. Every time they did something cute, or there was a happy moment, I remember shaking my friend by the shoulder and practically squealing because I was so thrilled, and so determined to enjoy it, because in the back of my mind I kept thinking but of course it won’t last. The entire season, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.

And it never did.

At the end of the season, Titus and Mikey were still together, not to mention one of the most well-developed canon couples I’ve seen on TV recently. Every fight was resolved, peacefully, with communication, they admitted (even if only to themselves) that they loved each other, there was acceptance and honesty and a narrative that was pretty accurate to my experience as a queer kid from the South- both Titus’ line about “there is no coming out, you’re just ‘funny’” and Mikey’s hapless confusion about oh fuck what is this community how do I fit into it I don’t understand I don’t know what do I do struck me incredibly close to home. I can’t remember any jokes at the expense of them as a gay couple, just at the expense of romance in general or straight people’s perception of them. And there was no unnecessary drama (beyond, like, Titus’ entire character) and their resolution at the end of the season was satisfying in a way I didn’t know gay couples on TV could get.

There’s a part of me that’s still, I dunno, waiting for a bonus episode where their relationship implodes, part that’s still tense because that can’t be it, we don’t get happy endings, we get disappointment- but the rest of me is refreshed and relieved and overjoyed because oh my god a canon gay couple that’s treated as legitimate and gets a happy ending! My mind shouldn’t be blown, because this is a low fucking bar, but it’s there! It exists! I’m so happy!

anonymous asked:

What's your ideal Krypton?

Don’t want to go too far into details - I have some very specific ideas - but I definitely lean closer to the utopian end of things; the death of Krypton is supposed to be something unimaginably tragic. I also think the Buck Rogers aesthetic is fine and can stick around with some updates: it’s not our vision for our own future anymore, and thereby becomes alien, and fits for a world of superhuman science-gods.

Also, my Jor-El, while not a criminal, would in his youth have been a genuinely terrible person, hence the friendship with Zod and deciding exiling criminals to basically hell is a cool idea. He was Krypton’s Lex Luthor, and his eventual redemption adds an extra note to every time Superman tries to redeem Lex - Superman will never know that not only was someone like Lex made a better man, but that’s in fact why Earth even has a Superman.

imjustanguy  asked:

if flowey bought something that expensive those two are gonna have to wash a lot of dishes... or just die.

Cross your fingers for the dishes. Their death would lead to a very fast end of my comic. O___O*

It’s easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don’t have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It’s like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.
—  Grey’s anatomy

koala-lul  asked:

One day jolly ran away, and mattsun end up searching for her all night under the rain. Hanaiwaoi just don't know what happened and they find him soaked to death and crying.. end then jolly appeared ! Because poor mattsun omg !

omfg this would totally happen like they walk out with an umbrella and walk around until they find Mattsun and he just looks at them and breaks into tears like “Jolly’s gone and she could be injured and oh god what if she’s dead??” ofc Jolly would appear a little while later because she heard Mattsun crying in the distance and came running for her owner because she’s a good, loyal cat :^)