don't make a connection

Advice your zodiac sign gives:
  • ARIES: Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Trust yourself and the people who believe in you.
  • TAURUS: Don't deny yourself the simple pleasures in this world.
  • GEMINI: Try everything first to figure out what you really want.
  • CANCER: Holding in to old feelings will stop you from experiencing something amazing.
  • LEO: In this life, it's all about you and the people that love you.
  • VIRGO: Find out what's important to you so that it helps make the unimportant stuff not matter.
  • LIBRA: You can't keep giving your time and energy to people who do not appreciate it genuinely.
  • SCORPIO: The best things in life is when you feel that rush of getting close to the flames and not letting it kill you
  • SAGITTARIUS: Travel, explore because there is more to life than the place you grew up in.
  • CAPRICORN: When you realize everyone is really just feels alone here, then it becomes easy to connect with people and make friends.
  • AQUARIUS: Don't let your emotions get the best of you and don't wear your heart on your sleeve for people.
  • PISCES: Find yourself a safe place to go to when the going gets tough. Don't let yourself drown in emotions when something goes wrong.

The Missing Link?!

Well maybe not a missing link, but a detail that could weight a lot if you think of it! 

I was using the official McCree gun reference for the comic and suddenly a detail popped into my eyes! An ornament detail which is also present on Reaper’s guns, very alike in design.

Is this the real life?! Is this just fantasy- I mean.. Theory?!

something that always struck me as odd about the prequels is how palpatine was able to forge a relationship with anakin in the first place.

this is definitely my biggest problem with the jedi, in relation to anakin: they let palpatine, a middle aged man, get anakin, a child, alone. the fact that palpatine’s even insistent on it at all should be ringing alarm bells. there should be Stranger Danger warnings going off, people! you’re dropping the ball, men!

and i understand that, according to the comics, palpatine threw his political weight around, saying that the senate has total control over the jedi. that you can’t deny the chancellor. but that’s incorrect - the republic is corrupt, but it’s not a dictatorship yet. as anakin’s legal guardians, the council has the full right to refuse palpatine access to anakin - it doesn’t matter who’s knocking at your door, you’re supposed to protect your charge. 

but the jedi handed him over. the second palpatine pressed, they folded; and no one tried to curb anakin’s interaction with palpatine, even though it should be clear that an old man wanting to talk with a minor day after day after day is suspicious. especially since the jedi were suspicious of palpatine anyway

THE SIGNS AS THINGS I'VE SAID BEFORE
  • Aries: People hold hands? Psh I can't relate, I throw hands like a real man.
  • Taurus: [puts on fake glasses] It's time to read some hoes.
  • Gemini: Me actually liking someone? Sounds fake, I just like the validation that I'm not complete trash.
  • Cancer: I'm internally screaming right now because the one day I decide to wear makeup I keep crying. My eyelashes are clumping together and I cannot. I refuse.
  • Leo: Do you ever see the sun and you're like ... Man, I'd love to punch it because same. I want to punch the sun so hard. My only chance to be fist-kissed by a hottie.
  • Virgo: I feel bad that I don't recycle. I just can't be inspired to do it because I still feel terrible about life after doing so. [throws water bottle in recycling bin] Oh look, I still have depression!
  • Libra: I want to have a flowery aesthetic... I need a group of friends that are always willing to take pictures of frolicking through flower fields.
  • Scorpio: I love the fact that no one really knows anything about me, but it also makes me kind of sad at the same time. What is my legacy besides being the mysterious and hot one?
  • Sagittarius: The only person in this world who will never break my heart is education connection lady. She's still in 2009 singing about her education experience and I refuse to believe anything different.
  • Capricorn: I've spent 10 hours of my life listening to the education connection song. If I don't make it to college, then I may as well just die.
  • Aquarius: Other people around me are always like "I LOVE YOU! OMG, I LOVE YOU!" Meanwhile I'm just eating my imaginary popcorn thinking about how much I hate everyone.
  • Pisces: I'm eating five hour old chicken nuggets and I'm sad. I don't think I'll finish them... I have to throw them away... This is probably the worst thing I've ever done in my life.
Fool’s Gold

I have this image of Joel Heyman, one of the most widely recognized founders of the notorious RT Crew,  meeting lil Gavin Free for the first time.

Like, imagine, Gavin was over in the US for a bit, helping Gus with some hacking and following Burnie and Geoff around like a lost puppy, and Joel stumbles upon him.

Maybe Joel was away, overseas maybe, talking to some fences about the Monet paintings stashed in the warehouse (and maybe looking into a gold heist on the side) and he finally comes home, to find a kid (a literal kid, Jesus Christ Burnie) lounging around the penthouse.

Joel knows about Gavin, there’s no way he couldn’t with how often Burnie and Geoff, and even Gus, praised the “dumbass little genius,” but he had never seen his face before.

Gavin notices him, and nearly breaks his laptop in his haste to stand up. Joel stares at him for a moment before gesturing him to follow. Gavin scrambles after him.

“So…” Joel drawls as he leads the other through the maze-like halls of the penthouse. “What’s your schtick, kid.”

“Hacker,” Gavin states instantly. “Burnie brought me to—“

Joel waved that away. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, I meant what else.”

Gavin shot him a look of confusion. Joel groaned obnoxiously.

“Y’knoooow, what else did he bring you for? There’s no way he brought you here just to hack, I mean, we already have Gus, and Jason, and Burnie’s no slouch in the technical division himself. So, why’d he bring you all the way here?” Joel stops in the hallway, Gavin nearly slamming into his back. Joel turns and stares intently at the younger man. “What did he see in you?”

Gavin looks mildly affronted, and Joel wonders if he should backtrack when Gavin speaks again.

“I ran a crew, back in England. It was small, pretty damn small for all that we accomplished, but it worked. I spent most of my time hacking, or planning, but I was a frontman too.” Here, he hesitates, averting his eyes, before he looks back at Joel.

“Geoff has some plans…and he’s teaching me to be a frontman. New identity and everything.”

Joel scrutinizes him for a second before he continues walking.

“Have you thought of one yet? An identity?”

Gavin shrugs sheepishly. “All the ones I’ve come up with are rubbish. I think Geoff’s beginning to think I’m a lost cause.”

Joel hums before stopping abruptly in front of a door. He digs the key out of his pocket and unlocks it, gesturing Gavin in.

“Uh…Joel?” Gavin asks while Joel rummages through his drawers. “What exactly am I doing here?”

Joel ignores him, muttering to himself. He finally finds what he’s looking for and exclaims, slamming the drawer closed. He holds up something to Gavin’s face.

“Do you know what this is?”

“Uh yeah, gold?” Gavin reaches for it, but Joel snatches it away.

“Nope,” Joel says, popping the ‘p.’ “This, kid, is pyrite. Also known as ‘Fool’s Gold.’ To the untrained eye, it looks identical to gold, but its not. Just sulfur and iron fused together.”

“Okay—?”

“Hey!” Joel snaps, glaring. “I’m giving you a lesson here, shut the fuck up.”

Gavin puts his hands up in surrender, and Joel huffs once before continuing.

“This, this is your identity. The point of the frontman is to be the face of the crew, while also gaining information. You have to make it easy for people to trust you, while also fearing you. You pick a role and that’s the role everyone will know you as. Does that make sense?”

Gavin nods.

“You have to be like Fool’s Gold. You have to look shiny and expensive. You’re forcing people to look at the crew like a precious metal, you understand? But you have to be more than that. Fool’s Gold has edges, like a crystal, and it’s stronger than regular gold. It may not be actual gold, and you—“ he pokes Gavin in the chest “—may be playing a role, hiding behind smoke and mirrors, but you can’t ever let anyone else know that. The crew depends on no one ever finding out. That’s the point of a frontman.”

Gavin looks at him, equal parts awed and overwhelmed.

“I—“ Gavin clears his throat. “I think I understand. Thank—”

Joel waves away the appreciation, tossing the piece of pyrite to the other.

“Get outta here, I’m exhausted. Who just got off a long ass flight? This guy! All you fuckers don’t even know what it feels like to be Joel. And where’s my appreciation? ‘Oh Joel can you do this, can you do that?’ No! Everyone can just go fuck themselves!” Joel ends his tirade, smiling a little when Gavin laughs.

“Get outta here, kid.“

“See you, J-Roll.”

A few months later, Joel hears about Geoff’s crew out in Los Santos, wrecking havoc all along the shore. He hears about his second-in-command, his brawlers, his sniper, and his mercenary. But, mainly, he hears about Ramsey’s Golden Boy, and Joel can’t help but laugh.

consider: cameos for both Cassian & Jyn in the Han Solo movie, wherein they narrowly miss meeting each other

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favourite eurovision 2017 songs {before the contest}

Listen Tumblr might be a great big shithole but I met the person I love most in the whole world on this shithole and I made friendships I wouldn’t trade for anything and what I’m saying is in the dark cesspit of this hell some of the interpersonal relationships are the only bright points.

Well… I would have thought she’d have the decency to keep it to herself,” Carrot said finally. “I mean, I’ve nothing against females, I’m pretty certain my step-mother is one, but I don’t think it’s very clever, you know, to go around drawing attention to the fact.”
“Carrot, I think you’ve got something wrong with your head,” said Angua.
“What?”
“I think you may have got it stuck up your bum.
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Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

I’ve only read Feet of Clay once before, about 6 years ago on my first read through of the Watch books, and while I liked it I find whenever I go to re-read one of those I always gravitate to the later ones (Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, and Thud are my favourite Discworld novels).  But now I’m remembering all the bits that are so good.

Carrot is a wonderful, kind, generous, good person.  This scene comes immediately after he talked to Dorfl about how he, as a golem, deserved to be treated as a person and that what was being done to golems is wrong.  He treated Dorfl with more respect and personhood than anyone else in the city.  And then immediately after there’s this conversation, where his dwarfish upbringing becomes clear and shows how even well-meaning and kind people can say bigoted things out of ignorance.  Of course, Carrot being Carrot, he is totally supportive as soon as he wraps his head around the concept.  I just think it’s nice because a) Carrot is so good that little fuck ups like this prove he isn’t totally perfect and b) is evidence that sometimes people say hurtful things out of ignorance, not malice, and they just need to be educated.

Additionally, Cheery has unknowingly made quite a few prejudiced comments about Angua.  I find it so endearing that even though Cheery has stated she hates werewolves and Angua has every reason to believe Cheery would reject her if the truth came out, she’s still being a fantastic friend and helping her through the whole femininity thing.  Cheery called Angua’s species savage monsters who can’t be trusted, and Angua responded by giving her makeup advice and calling Carrot on his shit when he doesn’t respect her gender identity.  Angua, you are fantastic.

And! Even though Angua is fantastic, she also makes quite a few prejudiced remarks about golems!  People are prejudiced against her for being undead, but then she responds by being prejudiced about the unalive.   I usually think of Jingo and Thud! as being the Watch novels about racial tension, but I forgot how much Feet of Clay comments on bigotry.  And the bigotry doesn’t just come from antagonists - it’s our protagonists, the characters we love, saying these things and having the prejudices challenged and gosh I just love it a lot.

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concept: t'challa and bucky get into a fight because they find out that both of them have given tony the pet name of ‘kitten’

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amelia shepherd + violet turner
     ↳ private practice 6x03 – good grief

sometimes i think that the reason Allura didn’t tell Shiro or the other Paladins about the “dark history” of Voltron is because she knew the Black Lion was traumatised by the experience and wanted to give the Lion the chance to open up about her trauma in her own time and at her own pace