don't we all man

When the Mistress made me she was full of angry things, that’s why so am I.

She pulled red threads over skin too tight and she couldn’t turn me, so all the ugliness I was supposed to hide was out for all to see. Like little crisscrossing scars. But that’s alright.

She messed up my head a little bit, stitch, stitch stitching. She fixed it as much as she could, and in the process she found pause.

She looked at me, me, for the first time. And sighed.

She rubbed her eyes and let go of me almost completely, and I thought she would forget about me.

But she didn’t.

She put more gentle things in me this time. Not for the sake of the enemies of our Kingdom, but for mine. So I wouldn’t feel so alone.

Instead of nails she gave me a hawthorn berry for a heart, and soft, soft cotton.

And then she brushed her thumb across my cheek and clothed me.

“Why?” The others said.

“So he feels no cold.”

And then she gave me a sword, the only sword, and I felt special.

“Why?” The others asked.

“You never send a soldier to war unarmed.”

She pressed her lips against my forehead and her warm air filled my head. 

“A witch’s kiss is a blessed thing,” they said.

She tugged on the seams of my pepper filled legs and the rosemary in my chest swelled. Maybe the mint in my cheeks blushed, but just a little bit.

She gave me hematite so my will would be strong and shiny, and then she whispered it was my duty to look after the Junglegreen.

“Protect us all, my brave little soldier.” And before she left she turned and over her shoulder blew me a final kiss.

This is my mission!

There are no other soldiers. I’m the one and only. I protect the Junglegreen and the Mistress day and night. I march between the Pottedplants and am a diplomat with the Faepeople, I see who can visit the kingdom or not, depending if they’re good at heart.

When the Mistress made me she didn’t have to love me, but she did.

And so I love her back.

-A poppet and his witch, by Semiramis Magpie.

20 Reasons why I love Jonerys (Jon edition)

1. A guy who stares at her longingly

Originally posted by midqueenally

2. who is stupid levels of hot

Originally posted by fykitharingtonn

3. looks dope AF in a cape

Originally posted by starkarya

4. is humble and decent

Originally posted by veenia

5. will challenge her all the way (while also secretly being a sass queen at heart)

Originally posted by capitancassian

6. he’ll fight for her

Originally posted by animegrandebatbaes

7. and will always be in her corner as her number 1 fan

8. is honourable and noble

Originally posted by mhysaofdragons

9. stupidly brave

Originally posted by thisis-a-mans-world

10. has a respectable job and career

Originally posted by goktugeminsafli

11. has mastered the smoulder

Originally posted by lostbeyondreality

13. is great with her kids

Originally posted by maldivivere

14. is the perfect height for her

Originally posted by rhaegaried

15. will guide her when needed

Originally posted by sydney-stylites-blog

16. and yet always be her equal

Originally posted by xxxilovelawsonxxx

17. believes in her

Originally posted by meadowsdaisys

18. is adorably jealous of any guy she looks at

19. refuses to let her go 

20. and he’s literally the other half of her story in a decades long, well thought out and cleverly constructed epic which has a title that literally reflects the two of them and whose author has basically come out and confirmed that the whole point of the entire series is the two of them so no, their love isn’t “forced” and has been in the making for 20+ years so GTFO antis.

Originally posted by iam--dreamer

Jonerys RISE!

Originally posted by my-own-pride

basically brains make no sense and I am Angry. Theres this syndrom called Anosognosia where a patient who can be seemingly sane and intelligent is unaware of their physical disability, even with something undeniable like paralysis. A doctor may ask the paralysed patient if she is able to move her arm, to which she would say yes. If he then asked her to touch something with her paralysed arm, she may employ excuses like “my arm is feeling tired today” or even “I don’t appreciate taking orders”. 

And this is not just a simple case of denial, the patient genuinely believes what she is saying. However, the weird bit comes in here: If the doctor injects a syringe of ice-cold water into her left ear canal, her eyes start to jerk around in a movement called nystagmus and when asked again about her arm, she will calmly admit it is paralysed. 

IT GETS WEIRDER THOUGH. If you were to go to the same patient the next day and ask her about the appointment 24 hours ago, she will tell you that she told the doctor she was fine, thereby completely denying her earlier admission of paralysis. Almost as if she had reconstructed that memory entirely. 

That one time Sherlock Holmes stood in a room full of women pointing at most of them saying “not you”
Then again in that cursed episode he pointed at John Watson saying “it’s you, it’s always you”

Shadow Moon is just so pure and unequivocally good, and I’m just in awe of him. He’s confused and unable to grasp what’s going on around him. He’s in denial. Sure, he’s seen all these ridiculous and illogical things but he’s still unwilling to believe what he’s seeing. He still wants to hold on to his long-held philosophy, and can we blame him? I know some people think it’s odd that he’s still unable to believe what he’s seeing, but it’s realistic. No one really wants to believe in something that challenges everything they already believe in, even if they’re seeing it with their own two eyes. Once you start believing in the impossible, you can’t go back and your entire life changes. That’s when it becomes real. You’re more comfortable gravitating towards what you know, even if evidence says otherwise. The unknown is terrifying; no one wants to venture into the unknown because there’s a lack of predictability that comes with it.

When something’s familiar and predictable, it’s safe. When it’s not, it’s not. You know what to expect from the familiar, but you don’t know what to expect from the unknown and that makes some people hesitant to move forward. I’m just happy that we’re finally able to get this take on this strange new world from the perspective of a Black man. In Abbie Mills, we were able to get the perspective of a strange new world where weird things happened through the eyes of a Black woman. As short-lived as that win was, it was still a win. I wish we could have seen a world where Shadow Moon & Abbie Mills existed at the same time, because the possibilities would have been endless. It would have been amazing inspiration for some thought-provoking, abstract meta.The comparisons would have sparked quite a few things that we probably wouldn’t have thought about before. Abbie, just like Shadow, saw something impossible happen too but she refused to believe what she saw. Even though there was evidence of what happened to her, she blocked it out and refused to believe it. Abbie & Shadow are so much alike, and it’s a shame they couldn’t exist at the same time.

With all that being said, I think it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate how groundbreaking Shadow Moon is and how different he is from the other Black male characters we’ve been exposed to in the last few years. He’s so different, and I don’t think we give the writers & Ricky enough credit for bringing Shadow Moon to life and creating a character you genuinely want to see win.

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kings rising ch16: nikandros is a bro pt 2 (pt 1)

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hallelujah // panic! at the disco

H.R. dies

Barry:

Three nanoseconds later

Barry:

(He didn’t even say anything at his funeral, did he?)

Sherlock belongs to us now

Seriously, the writers essentially gave Sherlock William Scott Holmes to us. 

Moffat and Gatiss completed their part in his story, and set up each happy ending that we could want.  Now, it’s up to us all to make that happy ending into the story we all want to see.  No one’s end wasn’t real.  No lies were told.  All I Love You’s and texts and caresses gave us all exactly what we wanted and they were all as real as we want them to be.  Sherlock belongs to us now. 

Steven and Mark are finished telling the story they wanted to tell.  Now it’s our turn to continue that into whatever we wish.  Don’t talk yourself out of your happiness.  We all deserve our happy endings.

Why is it cool to be mean? Why is it cool to not care about people’s feelings? Why is it cool to be emotionless? Why do we compete to see who cares less? Why is dehumanizing ourselves a trend?

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— Doctor.
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