The Bronze 2016



In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.

The Bronze 2016



In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.

The Bronze 2016



In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.

anonymous asked:

So you don't think that L G B or T people have a say in who should be in the LGBT community??? Even if you tack on the A and pervert it to mean Asexual instead of Ally like it is. You're saying that 4/5 parts of the acronym have NO fucking say in who can come into the community. You're ridiculous. There is no A except for when it's required for 'inclusivity' by campuses and the like, or when it's added for more public events like Pride. And then it always has stood for Ally. Until David Jay.

You sound embittered…you speak of us asexuals as if we are some sort of nefarious villains. I do not like that. It immediately casts doubts on your credibility, in my eyes, as it is an emotional bias rather than something objective.

Admittedly, I do not know a whole lot about the movement for the A to include, “Asexual, Aromantic, Agender.” I saw, and participated online, with that brief GLAAD thing…a lot of people contacted them about what the “A” meant, but that’s as much as I saw.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t solely David Jay, though, and I don’t know if he even spearheaded it.

Campuses where there is an “A” seem to pretty happy to say that it includes us, just going off what I’ve heard. Every Asexual/Aromantic person I’ve heard online has said, “YES, all LGBTQA clubs have been happy to welcome us!” So..that’s all I know.

@historicallyace Can you shed any light on this issue? Do you have any solid facts on the historic meaning of the A in LGBTQA?

  •  “I do like him, although I do not think he is wholly wonderful - he is brave, loyal, reckless, embittered and slightly unbalanced by his long stay in Azkaban,“   
  • “Regulus got in a little too deep. Like Draco. He was attracted to it, but the reality of what it meant was way too much to handle." 

[JK Rowling about Sirius and Regulus, aka the bros I cry about at night]

Well, I actually edited this doodla-do I posted yesterday. Think I like this version quite a lot better. Needless to say, I’m still learning. ♥

juviaadler  asked:

Hi Hajima-sensei, how are you? I've been reading the latest posts on your tumblr page and I want to say one thing: don't care of people who say a lot of bad things. After the spoilers, people are angry, sad, embittered, happy, anxious.. With all your work, you have allowed us to feel a lot of different emotions, both happy and sad. This means that SnK is a masterpiece that reach into our hearts. Thanks for creating this amazing manga, and Levi ♥ 😂 Here's an hug and a piece of cake for you :3🍰

Thank you very much! I love cake!

The subtle beauty of Caryl

I’m tired of this.Honestly, there is NO point in reacting to Caryl hate,it is needless waste of precious lifetime.Reading it,too. Same shit on repeat.There is really nothing to discuss with haters.

The Caryl ship is a rare,finely crafted,delicate,aesthetic,subtle beauty.

Subtlety is not for everyone,you have to pay attention……So,apparently,not everyone is ABLE to see Caryl or does not WANT to see it.I don’t know if the haters are simply shallow or embittered or have other personal reasons to try to put us off of Caryl.But NO discussion or reaction or attention is going to change them.These people only feel good if they make others feel bad.

Caryl is canon.Caryl is the epitome of true love.WHO HATES ON TRUE LOVE?This is ridiculous!!!!!!!! EVERYBODY who has his shit together MUST want to be loved LIKE THAT once in a lifetime.It is no secret,why fight?JUST LIKE THAT. Caryl rules.


No more discussion. 

anonymous asked:

What about a villain au? Like dick is a talon, Thalia kept Damian And Jason is angry Jason? Thanks! Xx

Ok, let’s go with the Court of Owls AU cause it’s cool and why not. Warning: kinda dark, mentions of blood and mild torture.

Beware the Court of Owls. It used to be a nursery rhyme in Gotham, something whispered to children at night to frighten them and keep them out of trouble. A silly fairy tale written off by the simple-minded citizens of Gotham City. And it was true. Over the years, the Court has always operated from the shadows, never letting so much as a bit of their shadow be seen. The only mark they left upon the world was a children’s story, carefully designed to lull the unsuspecting public into blissful ignorance while also sending them a warning.

But those were the old days, before the heads of the Wayne family were brutally gunned by a rival gang leaving their only son an embittered orphan. That was before the Court took pity on the clever but directionless boy and took him into their ranks, taming and training. Everything was different when, at a startling 22 years of age, Bruce Wayne took down the hierarchy of the Court and established himself as the new head. Because when he did, he decided to take the Court in a new direction, instead of using soft coercions and quiet killings to rule Gotham, Wayne decided to openly and viciously declare war on crime that had stolen his parents from him. And he didn’t do it alone.

“I don’t know what kind of hold he has on you kids, but you don’t have to stay with him.” Harleen ‘Harley’ Quinzel whispered to the shadows where she knew some of Owlman’s young protégés were hiding. Her husband was against the violence and open crime committed by the Owls and the corrupt police force, they worked together with other like-minded individuals to bring down the Justice Lords and all that they stood for. Owlman was currently chasing after her husband, nicknamed the Joker for his silly, eccentric costuming designed to soothe people’s fears and make them laugh, while his children watched over her. They all knew no matter how far the Joker ran from the Owl, her puddin’ loved her and would always come back for her.

“Look, I know he’s your father, if not in blood than in love. I know he gave you food and shelter and a feeling of worth, but what he’s made you kids into,” her face twisted in anguish. “It’s wrong, no matter what his beliefs are, you don’t send your children out to kill.”

“We weren’t forced into anything, we’re here because we believe in Owlman and what he stands for. Because we will save Gotham City,” Nightwing says, slinking out of the shadows and putting a knife under her chin. “Even if we have to kill her first to do it.” He finishes with a wicked grin.

“Don’t tease her Wing,” Black Talon said, still hanging back in the darkness. “Owlman told us to keep her unharmed for now. We may need her alive later to draw out the Joker.” Harley remembered when Black Talon had just been Talon, just a young, intelligent boy caught up in the murderous ways of Gotham’s most terrifying criminal. She made the mistake once of thinking she could persuade the boy over to the side of light with some chemicals and electroshock therapy and the retaliation from the Owls had nearly killed her.

“Oh you're so boring BT,” Nightwing joked, teasingly playing with the razor edge of the knife along the soft, vulnerable skin of her throat. “You used to be so much more fun before you got involved in the business end of things. At least Owlgirl and our new Talon know how to have a good time. Did I tell you how lil T took out that little uprising Penguin concocted? Owlman sure gave him an education, much better than his goodie-two-shoes Mother and Grandfather ever did.”

“You mean philanthropist al Ghul’s grandson,” Harley whispered. “The one who was supposed to bring you down from the inside, the one who was supposed to save us from your wrath before you twisted and corrupted him.” She screamed as Nightwing growled and roughly forced her head back exposing her throat. He bared his teeth at her as he dug his knife deep enough to draw blood.

“We may have orders to keep you alive, but that doesn’t mean I have to listen to your drivel. Because the more you talk, the more I’m reminded how kidnapped and tried to brainwash Black Talon, how you helped hide my youngest brother from my family and tried to use him against us.” He tugged her head back harder until it felt like her spine was going to break. “Or how you and your worthless clown of a husband tried to “save” my little brother and ended up getting him killed in an explosion.“ He said sharply before wrenching for head back into position.

"You are lucky al Ghul was dumb enough to think bringing him back to life would be enough incentive to trade sides, or that Hood has claimed you two for himself.” Nightwing smiled, an ugly, wretched little smile that scared her more than all the threats. How could he possibly interact with people in the day time? How could people not look at him and see the monster inside of him? “Or the Court would have dealt would have dealt with you long ago.” His clawed gloves raked across her head in an almost gentle manner before leaving her side completely to go over and talk to Black Talon about something or other. For a moment, listening to the two brother’s converse, they almost sounded human.

She sat there shaking, silent tears rolling down her cheeks as her fear and adrenaline overwhelmed her. No matter how many times it seems she ended up in this situation, interacting with the Owls, with these demons with childish faces, was always terrifying. Because it never seemed to end, Owlman and his children, not to mention all of the Justice Lords, had such a fearsome grip on the entire world. Their skill and power to deliver death and destruction was astounding. She knows that they can’t give up, they need to release Gotham City, the universe, from the reign of these superhuman devils who decided to run the world in their own cruel fashion. It made her long for her childhood, when her mother would teasingly tell her stories of the Court of Owls. As she sits and waits for someone to save her, she remembers a time when the Court was nothing other than a scary bedtime story. A time when children weren’t recruited as killers and one could believe in a world where heroes existed.

imo the reason why jasper didn’t look angry compared to bismuth or ruby is…wait for it, wait for it

because these were based on his last memories of seeing these gems alive/as their own person. bismuth had forced him into a counterattack with her anger and hurt, and even her last words were embittered in their heartache. ruby was trying to kill homeworld’s number one enemy as a long-standing veteran with little to no respect or status and forcing steven into self-defense. jasper had already been crumpled into a much more pathetic and vulnerable state by the time she was corrupting, she was exhausted and defeated by smoky and had just been refused another fusion she tried to force. she was a lot more defenseless and helpless while she corrupted before steven’s eyes and refused his help, her anger had dissipated even though she was kind of in “hysterics”, all she had left was being utterly alone and loathing her condition.

like basically it makes sense and i understand why people are trying to look deeper into it but i think it wasn’t trying to paint any as more evil than the other. just how they were in their final states. steven feels bad for all three of them and wishes he could have helped or changed all three. they all have different damage.

The Quidditch World Cup and the Mistreatment of Muggles

Presented by “Harry Potter and the Reread Project”

Quick Note on the Format:

So far, I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books in their entirety before writing a post about them, but due to the sheer length of them and the fact that I’m reading them fairly slowly for a change, that won’t be possible anymore. So starting with this Reread post, this will turn into more of a “chapter by chapter” analysis, except that it will be about larger chunks of the books rather than individual chapters.

Relations between Muggles and Wizards

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts unlike any of the other books so far, namely with a chapter that isn’t from Harry’s Point of View. Instead, we get introduced to the Riddle House and Frank Bryce, its elderly and embittered caretaker who promptly gets killed by Voldemort for overhearing him and Wormtail plot.

To be honest, I had completely forgotten about said first chapter, despite it being neither boring nor unnecessary, until I actually reread it. I think the main reason for that is that I remember or relate to stories primarily because of their characters and, let’s face it, neither Voldemort nor Wormtail or Frank Bryce are all that enticing as characters.

Keep Reading

Anakin Skywalker being taught about the Jedi by the Force Ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi & Qui-Gon Jinn
Balmain, Spring 2017

What if… While Republic and Separatists are at war with each other after Invasion of Naboo, a Slave Uprising breaks out on Tatooine. Even after the Clone Wars and the Republic is reorganized into an Empire, the latter leaves the Desert World, that’s embittered in civil war between the Hutts and the Tatooine Liberation Front, alone. Among them is 21 year old Revolutionary Anakin Skywalker, a force sensitive human male who is trained in the ways of the Force by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn or rather their Force Ghosts. The problem is Anakin doesn’t really agree with most of the Jedi Code and thus refuses to become a Jedi…

Anakin Skywalker was lot of things talented mechanic, a phenomenal pilot and a revolutionary who fought and bled to free Tatooine from the Hutts. But he was also the son of Shmi and the friend of Kitser, Melee, Wald and many others. He was some kind of chosen one from some ancient jedi prophecy, that was if you believed the two ghosts which had taken following him around. 

The point was, no matter how much Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon tried to mold him into a Jedi, Anakin Skywalker knew he would never become a one, not like his teachers (as he refused to call them master) used to be. To him most of the Jedi Code was Bantha poodoo. For a desert child like Anakin, family which he either bound to by blood or chosen himself was the most important thing in the galaxy, something Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon could never understand.

anonymous asked:

Okay but imagine this: A Black Canary who is older than Batman. A Black Canary who has been doing this for longer and has suffered more and longer than Batman has (this is admittedly arguable since she hasn't lost a child) and yet who hasn't let that embitter her! A Black Canary who has not lost faith in a world that she should have given up on long ago. A Black Canary that Batman can aspire to be like! I want this so badly...

Oh, the feels that would give me. Charlize Theron is a little bit younger than Affleck but she could do that amazingly. 

Breaking Point


Cassius had lived a very long time. Longer than most people could ever imagine. And through his life, he’d gathered a wealth of experience and enough salt to fill a salt mine. But though he could be – and was – often characterized as embittered, he generally could deal with things with a few cigarettes, a few drinks, and a few curses.

Today was not one of those days.

In fact, this week was not one of those times. Mid afternoon found Cassius sitting on the floor, leaning against his bed and gazing blankly out his window at the rain. He reached for the closest half-empty bottle of liquor, long past the point of caring what it was.