especially in donnas

underrated book rec list; dublin murder squad

Don’t fool yourself: we all have a cruel streak. We keep it under lock and key either because we’re afraid of getting punished or because we believe this will somehow make a difference, make the world a better place.

those70scomics  asked:

How do you think Jackie and Donna would've been (personalities, behavior, etc.) had they been raised by the other's parents?

Ow. Jesus, that’s weird to think about.

Donna has a very strong personality but is also a girl of her house, even when she tries to deny it. Her encounter with feminism was brought from Midge, so I see two options her: Her inclination to reading may inspire her to find it in herself and by herself, or she would never.

I’m worried about what kind of relationship she may had have with Pam, but it all depends on what Pam is raising her. If it’s the Pam from season 1, Donna may turn out just as we know her, but maybe with more traditional femenine fashion taste.

Now, if the Pam raising her is the one from season 6, BOY. I’m sure they may have not have a great relationship as she grow older and realized her mother is– not a good one. Her parents would not divorce, but she would had been abandoned since forever.

So… if she reacted by smoking, answering to her parents, then dating an ass, etc. by them fighting (and then Midge leaving), I’m very worried what this basement gang-less Donna may do. Which is where her friendship with them and Jackie Pinciotti enters (more on that later).

What would def change is her dynamic with the gang. She and Eric wouldn’t had grown up together, and she would had grow up in a different social circle. I’m sure she would always feel like if she didn’t fit with the other girls she may hang out the most before she started to hang at the basement.

I don’t see her dating Kelso, I don’t see her actually dating anyone to enter their group of friends. I’m thinking in, Eric does has a crush on her. She’s freakin’ pretty and probably popular (rich kids are always popular, even when they don’t want to), so I bet the boys would thinks “that chick’s hoooot”. 

Right now, what comes to mind, is them having to teamup for a class assigment and the spark going from there, or something. 

What I think won’t change that much, is Jackie wanting to be friends with Donna and she kinda not wanting to, at the beginning.

Jackie would had grow up with both her parents and Eric in front of her house. Midge is present all the time and has some similarities to Jackie, they are both femenine and pretty, and are treated as dumb. But coming to this AU, Jackie would ha grow up as an even bigger daddy’s girl.

Bob would had spoiled the hell out of her as we see him spoiling Donna. But because of Donna’s more closed personality (when it comes to showing affection and doing family stuff), it wasn’t as obvious as with Jackie. The difference betwee this daddy’s girl Jackie and her real self, is that she won’t hero worship Bob as she did with Jack.

She seeks for attention and normality that’s who Jackie is in the show; but in this case, her search for normality would be similar to Donna’s in the show. She has parents that didn’t love each other enough to make it to forever together, or have a more– intimate marriage, so the constant fights of her parents may drown her more into the basement than not.

I can totally see her growing up not shallow but… annoying. Bitchy. Like Laurie, but without being– well, that open with her sexuality. And I don’t see her being best friends with Eric, lol. I mean, I can see her growing up seeing them play and going over from time to time, since Bob and Midge will still be friends with the Formans.

But as they grow up, I think they would… have this phase in which they hate each other and Eric would bane her from the basement, and Kelso and Hyde would be like “don’t be an ass”, especially because Kelso would try and be with her.

Which I don’t think would happen. This time, Jackie woudl know him in a different way, and she would know the kind of moron he is. So maybe after she rejects him, he would agree with Eric to bane her from the basement, and that’s when she starts getting close to Hyde. 

After Donna and Eric gets closer (I’m thinking, Buddy and Eric style), Jackie would absolutely try to be closer to her. She may not be shallow, but a chance to have a girl in that stinky basement? Yes, thank you. And now that I think about it, maybe Donna getting closer to Jackie may put her in front of Midge and her feminism, something I think Jackie will absorve but not be as passionate about it as Donna in the show.

Her take on it, I think it would be interesting to explore, especially in the case Donna may absorb it too and notice how fucked the society she was raised in is. I wonder if Pam’s education would get too much in the way as it did Jackie, or if she would wake up from it sooner than her.

What I do think is that Jackie would had been happier and Donna would had gotten way more chances at what she wants for herself than what she got in the show. Man, studying out? Absolutely. Getting to see the world? Every summer. 

I do wonder how she would take Jack going to prison and how Jackie would deal with Midge leaving. I’m not sure how Eric would try to help Donna about it… (It’s more easy for me imagine how Hyde would help Jackie, which isn’t too far from what he does for Donna. The interesting thing for me there is, would they be together as a couple by that moment or would they be only friends that obviously have a crush with each ohter?).

Intro to Upper Class Culture, Part 1: The Opera

Alright so one thing I did when I started sugaring is I tried to become more “cultured” and “sophisticated”. I took some art classes, I read, I watched, I lived and breathed in culture. I see and hear POTs talk about how much they love various upper-crust cultural things all the time so I’m going to start writing mini lessons on various elements of high class culture, because honestly they aren’t as intimidating as you think! 

So tonight’s lesson will be: The Opera! I thought I would absolutely hate opera when I was forced to attend a showing of it for a class in college, but I ended up loving it. Why? Because the opera is melodramatic and at times ridiculous and it makes no apologies for that. It is an art form intended to be over the top and as an Eastern European woman I can appreciate gaudiness when I see it.

A brief history: The first opera, Dafne, was written in 1597, during the Renaissance, in Italy. Its writer, Jacopo Peri, was a humanist, which is very significant to the rest of opera’s story. If you don’t know what a humanist is, I’ll break it down for you. Before the renaissance, during the “dark ages”, little worth was placed onto the individual, life centered around God and if God made you into a peasant, you were supposed to stay that way. Then, humanism (which was inspired by Greek and Roman philosophy) took hold. Humanism places worth on the individual and an individual’s autonomy: now people are worth something, even if they are born a lowly peasant, and, they can change their fate. To us this sounds obvious but back then it was pretty cutting edge stuff (they call it the dark ages for a reason). You’ll find a lot of the stories behind great operas reflect humanist ideals! (As a matter of fact, one entire genre of opera, a verisimo, is defined as: a realistic style of opera that depicts the seamy underbelly of life.)  

Why is this important? Although, like many art forms, opera began as entertainment in the court, it quickly morphed into an art form for the upper middle class and, eventually, the working class. Yes, that’s right, snooty white glove opera was the art form that championed the middle class. And, like Shakespeare’s plays just before them, they were often very funny, and quite vulgar. As a matter of fact, operas were banned in Germany for a while because of their vulgarity (as if we didn’t already think Germans were wound a little too tight).

Now, assuming you’ve gotten over your preconceived hatred of the opera (good for you, try something new!) you might be a little nervous about actually attending your first opera. Lucky for you, there isn’t really too much etiquette behind it! 

First, there is the dress code. You don’t have to dress that nice to go to the opera. You can! If you want to wear a ball gown and a fur coat and diamonds go for it. More than likely there will be other people there doing that, especially if it’s opening night. My friend told me that her grandmother took her to the opera every year and they dressed to the nines and it was her favorite part about going. You do you girl. But if you want to be more low key, that’s ok too. I would say don’t wear anything you wouldn’t wear to church or a nice brunch; keep it decently classy, no yoga pants. 

Second, what do you do during the show? Make no noise. Seriously. Zero noise. Why? The singers use no amplification, and it’s amazing how much sound they produce. But, if someone makes a noise (whether it’s with a cellphone, you rummaging in your purse for chap stick or your fancy little binoculars or whatever) it’s super distracting for everyone within earshot and can drown out the amazing performance. So sit back, and relax. And don’t. Make. A sound.

Third, when is it ok to make noise? Before, during intermission and after, lol. And also when clapping! When should you clap? you might be wondering. Generally, when everyone else is clapping, at the very beginning when the conductor is on stage, at the end of an act and at the end. And when you’re clapping it’s appropriate to yell “bravo” when celebrating a man, “brava” for a woman and “bravi” for a group. 

Alright, a little opera vocab for you and then we’re almost done. 

aria: An emotion-expressing song in an opera; the big number.

bel canto: A style of sweet singing, taught to singers even today, that emphasizes breath control, a beautiful tone, and great flexibility in dynamics

cadenza: A moment near the end of an aria for the singer alone, with lots of fast, high, difficult notes, designed for showing off. (bonus tip: use this to sound fancy, it’ll impress your date)

libretto: The script of an opera.

opera buffa: Funny opera, especially from the 18th century.

opera seria: Formal, serious opera, especially from the 18th century.

prima donna: The singer who plays the heroine, the main female character in an opera; or anyone who believes that the world revolves around her.

recitative: (“ress-it-uh-TEEV”): Speech-singing, in which the singer semi-chants the words, imitating the free rhythms of speech.

Singspiel: (“SING-shpeel”): A German opera with spoken dialogue (instead of recitative) between arias.

Tips On How to Make the Opera More Enjoyable: 

1) Read the plot of the play beforehand. Read it fairly thoroughly, not just a two sentence summary. I promise it will make it more enjoyable if you know what’s going on.

2) In the US a lot of opera houses provide translations on some sort of screen behind the singers (since most of us don’t happen to speak German/Italian/French etc.). But if they don’t it’s ok. I know the idea of sitting through a series of odd sounding dialogues in a language you don’t understand may sound frustrating (welcome to my first year in America!) but it really isn’t that bad. Enjoy the sound of the opera, don’t worry about the dialogue. The music is what is infinitely more important. 

3) Appreciate the other elements of the opera! Whether it’s the lighting, the set, the costumes, the acting, there is so much going on in the opera! Opera, fun fact, literally translates into “work” because it takes so much work to put on an opera (that very last part might be a joke from my opera singer friend, but it might be true).

4) Appreciate how much effort goes into opera singing! It is AMAZING. It is the olympics of breath control. It’s athletic and beautiful and artistic and takes so much practice and work you can’t even imagine. My friend has been singing opera for 17 years and still considers himself an amateur. They project their voices without any amplification and use every single inch of their body to make that much noise and if you don’t find that impressive then I dare you to go try opera singing and come back to me.

Anyway, that’s all I really have! So whether it’s for a date, or a class, or just because you want to try something new that’s outside your comfort zone, hopefully this post will leave you a little more educate on the opera and make you want to experience it for yourself! 

Now go get yourself a ticket and impress someone with all your newfound opera knowledge!

*bangs pots and pans together* THE WOMEN OF SONS OF ANARCHY DESERVED BETTER.















clydeandjanie  asked:

If Hyde had been in character since the begining of the show, his season 2-3 self would had a crush on Donna and treat Jackie that bad?

Yes and yes, lol. Now, let me explain:

- The Crush:

I hate it a lot, but I know it would happen anyway. The difference is that he won’t act like such a creep over her. He would back off the second she said no and would not act over it again after seeing Eric and Donna are going for each other, and only each other.

So inted of forcing her into a kiss and stalking her, being agressive towards her and imposing his feelings, he would just, maybe, pine after her at the distance, maybe banter about it with Fez some time, and that’s it.

He would get over it, especially after seeing Donna so happy with Eric. He would probably had the chance to talk it out with her, because of course Donna would care about his feelings, she just doesn’t feel the same way. And she doesn’t want to lose her friend, alright.

After The Talk™, things will eventually get normal again.

- Being an ass to Jackie:

What made Hyde stop being an idiot to Jackie was realizing she is a human being, like him and his friends, who has her own problems and feelings, and who had been hurt by the guy he was so jealous for because she took all his attention away.

Yeah, I said that.

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My favourite donut

Summary: When Dean first met Donna, he didn’t know they would become more than just friends someday. Hunt after hunt they started growing closer together until it finally happened. Even if Donna tries to hide getting hurt as much as she can when someone is talking bad about her, Dean notices. And he decides to finally take a step forward and show her just how lovely she is.

Words: 1333

Pairing: Donna x Dean

Originally posted by samdreel

Warnings: protective!Dean if that’s a warning, fluffy smut, oral sex(female receiving), unprotected sex

A/N: So this idea came while talking with @written-inkcompetence about supernatural, especially Donna and Jody and well so shoutout to her for that ;P And I know I didn’t really hit Donna on character so sorry for that, lol.

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The front door swung open and Dean couldn’t wait to see Donna’s reaction to see him here. Usually Dean would be somewhere around the country for cases, but what Donna didn’t know was that he and Sam actually decided to take a few days off. And Dean wanted to spend that time with Donna. He hid behind the door to the living room, waiting for Donna to pass it. Once she did he jumped out and shouted “Surprise!” but other than other people would have reacted, she pointed her gun at Dean.

“Damn, Dean you scared me!” Donna stated.

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Unpopular Dr. Who Opinion

Let me be clear—I love the Ponds and Clara.

HOWEVER (and this is my personal opinion)

I just don’t think that The Ponds and Clara had the same emotional impact than previous companions—especially not Donna Noble. 

It is just so upsetting every time the Doctor calls Amy Pond or Clara his best friend— and I get it, they travelled together for a long time and were definitely important to his story.

But, I just don’t personally see either of them as his “best friend” 

Honestly for me, Donna Noble is the only companion who had that “best friend” dynamic with the Doctor. Amy and Clara were both too caught up in the whole traveling through time and space to actually solidify that relationship.  

Also there was that whole underlying sexual attraction thing that really just didn’t work for me. 

I can appreciate them as characters and love their dynamic with the Doctors—but I just don’t feel that emotional pull that I did with Donna Noble or other previous companions. 

For me, Donna Noble is and will always be the Doctor’s true best friend.

Originally posted by weepingangelsss

I feel like had it been released when they were my age, all of the senior staff in The West Wing, especially Donna Moss and CJ Cregg, would jam out to Teenagers by MCR everyday.

Josh would love it, but his mother would probably wonder what the noise is. Toby would be in college already and it would take him back to his moody high school days. Sam would be scared of it at first, but then be obsessed. Amy would have the lyrics written all over her notebook. Mandy would listen to that in between her opera music tracks. Will would probably pick it up from Elsie and Margaret, Ginger, and Ronna would probably have heard it on the radio and not cared too much but smiled and sung along passionately whenever it came on again.

Leo and Jed would probably be secret fans if they heard it. Leo would find it super relatable.


Rose Tyler&Meta Crisis Doctor:Made genocide to daleks
People :It’s okay 

Jack Harkness:Killed his grandson,made one bus of children meat to aliens

People: Oh he was sad too ! 

Amy:Killed Madame Kovarian 

People:She deserved 

Clara:Killed Doctor (she thought lava is real and said I’d do it again)

People:She is in pain

River:Didn’t care a horrible man’s life who is already dying and can’t be saved




**Coming Soon**

I am super excited to announce officially the following:

AU!Wrestler Dean X Reader

MOC!Dean X Reader (Bela, Cain, and of course Sam)

Also, with summer right around the corner as well (or feeling like its already here for some) An added heat wave if you will…

I’m participating in SPN Kink Bingo and it just so happens to feature quite a bit of the younger Winchester. Because its happened around these summer months I have deemed this little collection…

(It’s a movie yes, and as far as I know he’s not going to be bad evil, just naughty evil… maybe even soulless)

Also within the same writing challenge we will be having a little collection coming of Sub!Dean, and I deemed these pieces…

Summer of…

*And other Dean related items per my bingo card! Also, I love corn. I can’t help it ;)

Be prepared!

(a HUUUUGE Thank You to my amazing and talented friend @manawhaat​ for her skills and assistance with the banners. I learned new things and they turned out so amazing, especially Bela Donna which I LOOVE LOVE LOOOVE. Did I mention LOVE? – Another THANK YOU!!! to my other amazing and talented friend @leatherwhiskeycoffeeplaid for piecing Dean together for Yes Ma’am. Credit all to her! And its perfect.)

clydeandjanie  asked:

Do you think the gang would had take it bad if Donna had dated someone else who wasn't Casey? And outside of the gang, of course.

Eric would had made a scene no matter who Donna dated, even if she dated a good guy. Because Eric is petty as fuck during most his break up with Donna, especially when it comes to the prospect of her seeing someone else, let alone when Casey appears. 

Because the writers wanted us to side with him and take her as a bitch, they wanted to show us how much better Eric was for her, even when in real life those dudes that call themselves the ‘good guys’ are assholes, most times fuckbois and what not.

So if Donna had found someone else outside the gang, I bet Jackie would had supported her as she always did. While Kelso and Fez wouldn’t had truly cared unless there is something about the dude to be an asshole about, so they can burn her. As for Hyde? He would first meet the guy, see if he’s truly fine for Donna and not an ass and after confirming he isn’t, he would be fine with that.

He would become Eric’s support and also voice of reason (or try to). I believe with good writing, Eric would had understood he needs to calm the fuck down, Donna doesn’t belong to him (or to anyone for that matter) and she doesn’t owe him anything. It would hurt, of course it would, but with time I think he would accept it.

Probably by being passive agressive as he is with Jackie, or directly an asshole like, again, with Jackie. This would cause conflic between him and Donna, and Hyde is not going to defend him. Maybe Kelso and Fez would, but Kelso will be called out by Jackie and he would lowkey leave it. While Fez, Donna is not afraid of him so she won’t truly care.

In the best case scenario, he understands eventually and they can become friends at some point. And with them, I mean Donna and Eric. Maybe he could date someone else too. 

We all know they are going to end up together, but honestly? I would had liked if they dated, like truly dated, other people.

Now that I think about it, it’s an interesting scenario, man.


Twinkle, Twinkle~

“I knew that we’d become one right away
Oh, right away
At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays
I saw the life inside your eyes

So shine bright tonight, you and I
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye, so alive
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Shine bright like a diamond”

~Diamonds by Rihanna

DON’T LOOK AT ME FOR THE SONG. Every time I see shiny and sparkly stuff, that song plays in my head. XD And shhh… That’s like my KoryDonna song. HEHEHEHE.

Thank you, nightwinglover for prompting Donna! I’m glad I get to draw my goddess in all her sparkliness~ (●´□`)♡ Haha!

Also… The color palette looks like it’s for “American Vampire” covers. XD IT DOES, RIGHT??

Check out the other color palette meme fills here! 

last-exit-to-nowhere  asked:

15 things you love about jackie?(p.s. i loveeee your blog so much )

Hello! Thank you SO much for your question! I’m actually happy someone wants to talk about Jackie with me (lol). And for your kind words, thank you so much too <3

Now, I love plenty about Jackie but made this Top15 was kind of hard. I dind’t want it to get too long, but I guess that’s never posible with me lol. Everything must be long with me, lol. This is in no particular order.

1. Her enormous heart

This woman loves like no one ever. Even when she is mean and selective, she is capable of loving with all in her and beyond. When it comes to love, her selectiveness is gone, she just gives and gives. That’s why she ends up hurt so easily, and yet she still gives everything… and most times, she gets nothing back but a bunch of lies, jokes and hard words.

Honestly, this show hates its female characters, but Jackie was always their favorite target to make crap out of her.

Jackie has the super power of loving with the force and the long of thousand lifetimes, which also leans to…

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Some thoughts on Harvey's love life

In my last Suits review I mentioned putting together a post on my thoughts on how confusing the narrative of Harvey’s love life has been on the show, so I’m going to give it a shot. I think it has a lot to do with both onscreen and off screen influences, although definitely more off screen and I’m going to explore some of that in this post. This is only my opinion and was formed by the show’s narrative, interviews with cast and crew and some other factors.

If you are in the mood to read some thoughts on Harvey, his function in the narrative of the show, Donna, Scottie and more, join me below the cut…

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Doctor Who Afterlives: Donna Temple-Noble

Thank you to everyone who contributed their personal headcanons for Donna! I loved all of them, but I was particularly inspired by this one:


Okay, so, yes, I’ve thought about this. I once wrote long tags about this. I think something always nagged at Donna, especially after she married Shawn and won the lottery. Something in the way her mother and Wilf acted, something…off. She’d catch her grandfather out with his telescope, staring up at the stars, and Wilf would start and stare at her, as if surprised at her presence.

And Shawn is full of life and adventure, in my mind. And he takes her by the hand and they do things together–try new little shops and restaurants, go to the theatre and museums and pubs and everything in between. Or she takes him by the hand. Either way, they drag each other on adventures.

And I feel that Donna finds herself really passionate, in that way only Donna can be, about several topics that she never had been before, and she doesn’t know why. She donates regularly to groups that help kids with stammering/stuttering, and she learns to sew and protests sweatshops and other forms of modern slavery. She prefers ordering books from Amazon instead of going to the library (but will venture out when the library’s holding a mystery-themed bookfest or when her kids want to get books).

And when she has kids–because Donna would have kids, I think–she is the opposite of how she remembers her own mother being (although her mother has now been oddly full of praise and support, which always makes Donna suspicious). One of her kids is fascinated with natural disasters and history and devours books (a phrase that Donna toys with in her mind–what if books could devour). That kid grows up to be a doctor of archaeology. The other gets into medicine and works with Doctor Without Borders, traveling, helping.

Donna works to make her corner of the world better–by shouting at it, by nurturing her children, by browbeating MPs when things are unjust and unfair. Yeah, she doesn’t get the happy ending she was expecting, but she creates herself a happy ending. That’s what I think.

Martha’s Afterlife is [here]

Amy’s Afterlife is [here]


  • AW SAM AND DEAN BEING CUTE. that’s literally all the start of this episode with them is 
  • i love this family dinner. i love this family dynamic. i love that jody is like “yo screw u guys i gotta take care of them hope u enjoy sex talk lmaoooo" 
  • claire still cuddles her grumpy cat ;o; 
  • dean gets a black trench but cas doesn’t!? 
  • same janitor suit as gabe but again that is literally just my dumb brain noticing things 
  • dean could you just. could you let cas borrow that coat. i know he’s satan right now but you don’t know that 
  • sam is gonna have like an entire broken rib cage after this 
  • that breakfast looked delicious and this was all insanely cute. i mean the whole beating and all of that not so much but otherwise

so basically?? LOVED IT. i’m interested to see how next week’s ep is gonna work out. WILL IT BE FILLER OR WILL IT BE REVELATION-INSPIRING??