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Game Of Thrones most powerful moments.

With every amazing show, there comes moments where you stare at your screen in utter amazement or with tears filling your eyes. With shows like Game Of Thrones, you experience a roller coaster of emotions, both good and bad. But you also have the moments that define the show. The moments where you feel at loss for words. You have to sit there and take it all in and reevaluate everything that has just happened. These are my moments that made you get goosebumps, or even scream at your screen. If you’re not caught up, here’s your SPOILER WARNING.

Lets start with a strong one.

The Battle of the Bastards. 


When all hope is lost. And you’re backed into a corner. Then you hear the horns. In charge the Knights of the Veil. The music. The build up. The suspense. “Surely Jon can’t die again right?” The moment still hits me even though I’ve seen it countless times. Also shortly after when Jon, Wun Wun, and Tormund chase Ramsey back to Winterfell. I remember screaming at my TV ‘’GET HIM GET HIM’’


“Promise me Ned”


Oh man, the feels. This is such a beautiful and perfect transition. From the music and long over due build up of the finish of this flashback. We are were waiting for the reveal of Jon’s true parentage and this was the probably the best way they could’ve possibly done that. Right when the camera goes from baby Jon to current Jon and the dramatic music hits…. goosebumps. 


“Flee you fucking idiot”


This one is just awesome. This was that battle who you didn’t really want anyone to die. Tyrion’s commentary just made this so much bad ass. Jaime has been on this redemption arc ever since season 2, and for a solid 5 seconds I thought he was going to either wound Daenerys or die. And what a way to go out. I give him the ‘’fuck it I got this’’ award. 


Hold the Door.


This one is tough. Hodor was one of my favorite characters. And I usually watch episodes twice before the next one airs and this was the only one I couldn’t watch twice. Sad. Powerful. And it just shows how our favorite friendly giant got his name and talk. 


Jon vs White Walker


This is arguably the best episode in the series. And I was like “WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED.’’ While we see the the White Walker just destroy and shatter regular weapons, when Jon actually kills him with Long Claw, I sat there with my mouth open. The sound Long Claw makes when it collides with the White Walkers weapon was soothing. This is then followed by the Night King raising all the fallen Wildlings and hitting you with an even more ‘’What the fuck did I just watch’’ moment. 


There is surely more to be added to this list. Specially some moments from next episode.. ;-) And of course you could throw in Neds beheading, the red wedding, Jon being stabbed. But everyone has dissected and discussed this millions of times over and I wanted to do my personal choices for powerful moments. 

Thanks for reading, what are your most powerful moments in Game of Thrones?

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Meet 63-year-old Lyn Slater, who has, until recently, been an ordinary professor at Fordham University. One day she went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting spectatorsIt was a defining moment that turned Lyn into an ‘Accidental Icon’. Her blog of the same name, inspired by the experience, soon began making international waves. She is now a public voice against ageism in the fashion industry and the world.

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age.“

She was once asked about the old notion of ‘dressing for one’s age,’ and her response was clear:

“We use language to control people’s behavior. This phrase is a way of putting older women in their place. I’m certain that if you feel comfortable in your own clothes, it’s completely irrelevant how old you are.”

  • you: the defining moment of taz was when griffin said fuck it and changed an npc's name to barry bluejeans
  • me, an intellectual: the defining moment was when justin spelled out his character's name and the other three each individually sounded it out before griffin shouted "did you name your fucking character taco"
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5 takeaways from Trump’s off-the-rails presser on Charlottesville violence

  • The “real Donald Trump” showed up on Tuesday
    • Trump finally named the hate groups responsible for Saturday’s violence on Monday — but he seemed to show his real feelings on the Charlottesville rally at the Tuesday presser.
    • Trump echoed his “cherish our history” comment from Saturday — which many interpreted as a racist dogwhistle — by stating that “you’re changing history and you’re changing the culture” by removing Confederate monuments.
  • Trump’s remarks spark outrage on “many sides”
    • Trump’s flip-flop on Tuesday drew immediate outrage from politicians, commentators and Americans on “many sides” of the political spectrum.
  • The comments were celebrated by white supremacists
    • While the president’s latest remarks were met with outrage by both Republicans and Democrats, the comments were cheered by the white nationalists, including David Duke and Richard Spencer.
  • The president goes rogue…again
    • The press gathering was originally convened for Trump to announce an executive order aimed at speeding up the permitting process for infrastructure projects.
    • Instead, Trump made more improvised comments on Charlottesville — apparently the second time now that he’s done so.
  • Is this a defining moment in Trump’s presidency?
    • That Trump essentially defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists will represent a defining moment in Trump’s presidency, said Laurence Tribe, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard University. Read more (8/15/17 8 PM)

📣📣📣 this is a public service announcement for those following the grenfell tower story abroad 📣📣📣

a lot of the foreign press seems to ignore the main tenets of the story so if you may here is a brief breakdown of why it’s shaping up to be a defining national moment in the uk:

***the housing tower is located in north kensington. it is social housing for poor and working class londoners of which a huge number are BME. the borough of kensington and chelsea is the richest in london and marked by devastating inequality and gentrification that some poorer residents describe as social cleansing. non-luxury housing in london is generally a huge issue that has gone unaddressed for decades now, and privatisation of social housing provision has meant that profit motive and cost cutting have been strongly featured in poor people’s housing. race, housing and poverty are also tightly linked in london; this was a poor and ethnically diverse community as you can see if you watch videos from the scene. first victims we knew that sadly perished were a black british female photographer and her mum, and and a syrian refugee.

***the council is tory and they have done less and less for the housing of its poorer residents and more to accommodate wealthy people. for example, the council is sitting on 300 million in cash reserves yet somehow didn’t find cash to install basic fire sprinklers that the residents asked for? not only that but the 8 billion refurbishment that included the now notorious cladding was partly done for insulation but partly also to make the ugly 1970s council estate look more aesthetically pleasing for the swanky neighbourhoods nearby. the more flammable material used in the cladding saved the building contractor a whopping £5000

***government has been tory for the past 7 years and the order of the day has been austerity. public services have been cut to the bone and so has local authority funding. social housing managers who often work for subcontracted private providers paid by the council have a huge case load. they are encouraged to spend less and less time on health and safety (including fire safety) and more on asking intrusive questions about people’s jobs and incomes because of the tory culture of dividing people into the “deserving and undeserving poor” ie those who work and those who don’t. people on benefits are not prioritised when it comes to housing despite individual circumstances, which is why in grenfell you had 70 year olds with limited mobility living on the 22nd floor.

***uk has probably the most entrenched class system in the world and trashing of the working classes and the poor is almost a national hobby for some people. right-wing tabloid media is extremely powerful and they paint a picture of benefit cheats and non-working immigrants even though most poor people in britain work (they are the new working poor who have terrible wages and live in squalid and unaffordable housing) and most BME people were born here, they’re not immigrants

***if you are poor you are largely voiceless and meaningless to this neoliberal tory government. the tenants had written letters raising concerns about fire safety and in response were threatened with legal action. of course they couldn’t respond because tories have cut legal aid because of… yes, austerity. meanwhile tory ministers have been sitting on reports about fire safety in council flats including one from a coroner of a case where six people died in a housing block in south london in 2009. the prime minister didn’t meet the people affected at the scene and the response has generally been very poor. local council has been nowhere to be seen and the donations have come from ordinary people – proper working class solidarity in the face of state that treats them with utter contempt.

TL;DR: austerity kills, gentrification kills, indifference kills. people want justice, they are angry. why did up to 150 people die? this was preventable – it’s scandalous, horrific. it’s like poor people’s lives don’t matter in britain – a hurricane katrina moment for the uk. so please watch videos of THE PEOPLE, poor and working class londoners, who are suffering and expressing anger. don’t listen to theresa may, tories and the bbc trying to sanitise the story. this has everything to do with inequality, poverty, race and most of all CLASS. make those people visible again and help us change things because honestly this is the breaking point and we don’t need people spreading a false narrative abroad. cheers, peace out

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sixofcrowsnw challenge: take two ≡ best moment of your otp

kanej + religion

cute crush asks

ok, send me a question and your answer to that question in regards to your crush or significant other then i’ll answer about my crush (bc don’t we all just wanna talk about our people??)

1: Do they drink coffee?
2: Are they left or right handed?
3: How do they do their hair? Facial hair? (If they have it)
4: What’s their favorite animal?
5: What is their relationship status?
6: What is their favorite band/singer?
7: Are they more a cat or dog person?
8: What does their laugh sound like?
9: Do they know multiple languages? Which ones?
10: How old are they? How old are you?
11: One word that describes them.
12: Do they have any pets?
13: What is their favorite TV show?
14: What is their favorite movie?
15: What car do they drive?
16: What ethnicity and/or nationality are they?
17: Where did you meet them?
18: What was your first meeting like?
19:  What is their zodiac sign? Are your signs compatible?
20: What month is their birthday?
21: What is your favorite outfit on them?
22: Are they good texters?
23: Your favorite feature about their appearance.
24: Your favorite thing about their personality.
25: Do they make you laugh?
26: Do you make them laugh?
27: Are they good huggers/ kissers?
28: What is your favorite “flaw” that they have?
29: Are they nice to strangers?
30: What is the funniest thing they have ever said?
31: Saddest?
32: Weirdest?
33: Cutest?
34: Ever dreamt about them? What happened in the dream?
35: How tall are they? How tall are you?
36: Do they have a booty?
37: What are their hobbies?
38: What are their talents?
39: What would your dream date be with them?
40: Does anyone know about your crush/love?
41: What do you guys have in common?
42: Do they go to the gym?
43: Do they go by their given name?
44: What is their favorite color?
45: How far apart do you live from them?
46: What song reminds you of them?
47: Do they listen to a lot of music?
48: What do they smell like?
49: If they were in a book (protagonist or antagonist or supporting character, up to you) how would the writer describe them?
50: How often do you see them?
51: The last text/ message they sent you?
52: The last thing they said to you in person?
53: What is the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you in front of them?
54: Do they have any tattoos or piercings?
55: What color are their eyes?
56: What is their clothing style?
57: What is one thing that makes them really special?
58: Will you tell your crush your feelings?
59: How long did you know them before you started falling for them?
60: Was there a defining moment when you knew you liked them?

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It’s July 2017, which means that we’ve now officially passed the ¾ mark of the 21st century’s second decade. To commemorate somehow being 75% of the way through the ‘10s, we at Billboard have decided to look back at the biggest happenings of the decade thusfar – the Earth-stopping releases, the major industry changes, the biggest live spectacles, and other moments where you could feel the pop landscape shifting underneath your feet.
Read our chronological list below, and let’s hope that the decade’s last quarter is just as action-packed.

November 15th, 2014: Taylor Swift’s 1989 sells 1.287 million in first week 

 The world’s biggest country superstar at the end of the ‘00s, Taylor Swift set her sights on a full pop crossover in the ‘10s, culminating in her biggest sales week to date – and the biggest of anyone in over a decade – in 2014, for her retrofitted pop blockbuster LP 1989. The set moved 1.287 million units in its first frame, part of a total top 40 takeover that also resulted in each of the set’s first three singles topping the Hot 100 and Taylor taking home album of the year – her second, a first for a female solo artist – at the 2016 Grammys. By then, Taylor could no longer be considered country’s biggest superstar, but she was almost certainly pop’s. – A.U. 

 June 21, 2015: Taylor Swift pens open letter to Apple 

 The pending launch of Apple Music June 30 was widely anticipated, and the company’s decision to offer free trials for its first three months of operation was seen as an easy way to test its functionality with users. But Apple’s decision to also not pay royalties during that period drew the ire of many – most publicly, Taylor Swift, who wrote a heartfelt open letter on behalf of her fellow musicians trashing that decision and announcing she would be withholding her 1989 album from the service. Apple’s response was, ahem, swift, and before the end of the day the company had reversed course, promising to pay royalties and forging a partnership with the superstar that resulted in a 1989 World Tour concert documentary and a string of humorous commercials for its streaming service. – D.R.

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my what a guy, gaston!

okay so i know i already did one of these for beauty and the beast (for fuck’s sake shana write about some new fairytales why are you like this) but i listened to sam tsui’s cover of a tale as old as time and OH BOY, OH MY HONEY OH MY DARLING

okay, so in the very early stages of the original beauty and the beast, gaston was an aristocrat. that eventually got scrapped, but oh what if it didn’t

so say gaston is the son of someone very high up in the royalty chain, someone who’s parents are important enough that he spends an awful lot of time at the castle? and our prince adam isn’t really down with this whole ~being a prince~ thing, he’s a brat, like so many other kids are brats (but these kids don’t get turned into beasts by random witches, like i’m sorry but i’ll never not think that beast didn’t get the short end of the stick there) and so he spends the least about of time possible parading about with a crown on his head. he likes going outside, like riding his horses and playing in the woods, and all sorts of other things that make his parents shake their heads and despair at the inability to have another child, because their son is a small disaster.

and here comes gaston, who’s older and more long suffering. gaston in naturally dramatic, okay, he likes being flashy and fun and loud, all the things the son of a noble shouldn’t be. so by the point he meets adam he’s listened to his parents, folded himself up nice and tight into this quiet boy who just doesn’t want any trouble. adam loves trouble. if he can’t find it, he invents it.

so he grabs onto gaston like glue, and gaston is irritated, but he’s the prince, he can’t say anything or his parents will kill him. so he lets adam keep dragging him out horseback riding and hunting and rock climbing and all sorts of things little noble boys aren’t supposed to do. they spare, and no matter that gaston is bigger and older he never wins, adam always ends up pinning him to the ground with his arm to his throat and he’d more irritated about it if the prince didn’t look so delighted every time he won. adam loves all the animals that he’s not interested in eating, and gaston tries to point out that it’s a little weird how thrilled adam is to take down a deer when two minute later he’s trying to entice a wolf to come closer so he can pet it, and also holy shit adam that’s a wolf what’s wrong with you

adam loves his staff, the people who do their best to reign in this little terror but don’t try that hard, because the thing about bratty kids is that they’re rarely brats all the time, as an adult you swing between wanting to strangle them and finding them so adorable and charming your chest hurts. so mrs. potts indulges him, likes the way he’s only ever really patient while he’s playing with her son chip when he’s snuck into the kitchen to beg her for some extra cookies. lumiere and cogsworth are his tutors and spend more time arguing with each other than teaching him, and he’s delighted by that.

and so adam is this loud, exuberant little prince who slowly but surely picks at gaston’s barrier until gaston almost feels like himself again, and adam doesn’t do what his parents did. adam doesn’t make fun of him for how much he cares about his hair, about how he hates dirt under his fingernails. as long as gaston keeps following him into dangerous situations, adam doesn’t care about much of anything, and gaston loves him for it.

and gaston’s on the cusp of teenagerhood when he realizes he loves adam, the prince, this is awful and he immediately has a panic attack over it, he’s to be lord and adam is to be king, it will never work, oh, and adam probably doesn’t like boys, and – oh my god, all those schoolyard taunts about him being gay we’re right this is a nightmare.

he’d freak out about this properly and probably go charging to the castle to confess his love in true embarrassing 12 year old fashion – except his parents set him down, pale, and say, “they’re gone, they’re all gone, the king and queen were found dead and the prince is gone and now a monster lives in the castle.” and of course gaston takes this to the most logical conclusion – a beast broke into the castle, killed the love of his young life, and now he’s claimed the castle for his own.

this is gaston’s defining moment okay, this is the point where he snaps and never goes back. he rebels against his parents, refuses to fit himself back into the mold of the perfect son, tries to live his life like adam would have wanted him to. that means being exactly who he is and damn the consequences. he focuses on his hair and his clothes and his looks, he pursues hunting because it reminds him of adam, because so much of their friendship took place in the woods, covered in mud and laughing. he pursues hunting because, one day, when he’s the very best he’s going to go the castle and kill the beast that killed adam. and his parents are furious about all of this and they disown him in favor of his young siblings and he just. doesn’t give a shit.

so he moves to the town, and everyone loves him, of course they love him. he’s loud and arrogant, but – he’s not cruel. he’s beautiful and brings in more pelts and meat than any other hunter and gaston doesn’t miss the days of being a young lordling in the slightest. but girls keep throwing themselves at him and he doesn’t know how to keep refusing either outing himself or hurting their feelings, so he goes to belle. belle, who is every inch as pretty he is. belle, who is smart and quiet and kind in a reserved sort of way. if there’s anyone who won’t judge him, it’s her.

so he goes to her, and tells her the truth – that he only likes men, that he’s not interested in advertising the fact, and asks her to pretend to be his lady. and belle, kind sweet belle, agrees. she does it out of sense of duty to help those in need, because nothing she knows of gaston says she will enjoy this. but she’s proven wrong, because gaston was raised to be a lord of course he’s educated, just because he doesn’t really care about any of that stuff doesn’t mean he doesn’t know it. and belle can speak with him like she can no other, because gaston has more formal education than anyone else in this village. and to their surprise, gaston and belle become friends, become the closest of friends, and gaston hasn’t known this closeness since adam, although it’s different because he loves belle but he’s not in love with belle.

and one day belle and her father are out traveling and sudden snowstorm forces them into the castle. belle knows there’s some sort of monster that supposedly lives there, but it’s either the castle for refuge or dying of cold outside, so into the castle they go. and instead of a hideous monster there’s adam, the beast. he’s rude and gruff and calls them twelve kinds of idiots for getting caught in a snowstorm in the first place. he offers them a room before sulking back into his study, watching the last petal threaten to the fall from the rose.

the castle is so excited to have guests, to have a young girl that may be their saving grace, and beast doesn’t know how to tell them that he likes girls well enough, but the only person he’s ever loved is a prickly, stuffy little boy who used to wring his hands together whenever they went looking for wolves. the storm doesn’t abate, and belle and her father stay. beast likes belle, likes how much she loves his library and the courteous way she speaks to all his staff even tho they’re all furniture, and he wishes he could love her, she is a woman that deserves to be loved. but he can’t.

back in the village, gaston has had it. the beast took adam from him, and he wont allow that thing to take belle. he rallies the villagers and goes marching to the castle, determined to save belle and her father, determined to kill the thing that killed adam.

so they storm the castle and he and the beast fight. belle and her father rush forward to stop the rest of the angry village men, and belle is screaming at gaston to stop, that things aren’t as they seem. but he’s mad with bloodlust, with revenge, and he’s about to take the beast’s head off with his axe when the beast lunges and pushes him to the ground, pinning him with an arm to his throat. and the muscle memory is so sudden and visceral that gaston freezes and stares at the snarling beast and whispers, “adam?”

and the beast blinks, and pulls back a little, and goes …… “gaston!?”

literally everyone is so confused, but they only get more confused when gaston throws himself at the beast and there’s a rush of magic as the last petal falls and the spell is broken. gaston sees beast for who he really is, loves him wholly and completely in the way only children can, and the curse is broken.

so gaston goes from having the beast in his arms to having a man, and he kisses him, outing himself in front of the whole village and not caring in the slightest. “i’ve missed you,” adam says, reaching out a hand to cup gaston’s cheek.

his staff are people again, and the cloud of darkness that had fallen over the castle is lifted. the old and irritable third cousin twice removed who’d been running the country is more than happy to hand it back over to adam, so happy in fact that he doesn’t question anything about this incredibly weird situation.

gaston and adam were children with a children’s love, but as adam gets his castle and kingdom up and running again, gaston is there. and their love deepens, and strengthens, and becomes something much more real and true than it ever was before. and gaston knows he can’t keep this, that adam will need to take a queen and gaston won’t be able to be with him after that.

except no one told adam that, because he goes to belle who just, never left the castle because she likes it and it likes her and her two favorite people are here. and also they’ll pry her from that library over her dead body. “hey,” adam says, “so, i’m kind of the king now.”

“i noticed,” belle answers, and doesn’t look up from her book.

adam considers closing it, but also considers that he likes his hands attached to his wrists. “want to get married? we’ll need to produce an heir or two, but beyond that you’ll get all the books you want and a whole country to boss around.” one of the things adam had quickly learned was that belle loved bossing people around.

belle doesn’t look up from her book. he hadn’t honestly expected her too. “okay. I’m dating plumette. im going to keep doing that.”

“nice,” he says, because plumette is a lot prettier now that she isn’t a feather duster.

so adam find gaston and tells him that he’s marrying belle, and gaston’s whole heart breaks but it makes sense, adam and belle make sense together, and he wishes he could make himself hate either of them but he can’t because he loves them both. but then adam is talking about how belle will have the rooms next to theirs, and gaston should probably stop paying rent for his house in the village, he lives in a literal palace, come on now.

and gaston figures out that adam is planning to stay with him, that belle is his wife and queen in name only and and gaston will continue to be the one in his heart and in his bed. adam is talking about how they all really need to sit down and do something about the redistribution of tax revenue, and they should probably do it before the wedding because otherwise their subjects will only show up to throw fruit at them. gaston cuts him off by pressing his king and love of his life against the wall and kissing him breathless.

cogsworth and lumiere walk by and pause mid-argument to wolf whistle at them before continuing on their way. gaston and adam end up having to hold each other up as they laugh so hard they can’t breath.

and everyone lives happily ever after.


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The singer has returned to the world of music with her fourth studio album in five years.

By Jacqui Swift for The Sun (UK).

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