I’d like to point out that “In Like Flynn” does something very important: it causes Eugene to see Frederic as a person, and not just an intimidating king and future father-in-law. He got so frustrated with him that he had to remind himself that it was his love for Rapunzel that made him put up with Fred at all. He got so frustrated that he stopped being scared of Fred’s opinion and was able to talk back to and argue with him. Tell him off. The king.

Yes, they had their heart to heart in the cell, but it was Eugene seeing Frederic as a fellow human being and not some intimidating, beardy king that enabled him to open up, apologize, admit that he just wanted his approval and respect. And I suspect that it was Eugene losing his temper that caused Frederic to realize Eugene was someone worth listening to. Yes, he respected him as the man who returned Rapunzel, but he too is now seeing Eugene as a person.

It just gave (and is continuing to give) me lots of feels, okay?


100 Days of IchabbieDay 31

Meeting the Father-In-Law

*sidenote: I love how it’s implied that abbie and crane are more than friends by ezra, at least from cranes pov because he just walked in, and no one says otherwise👀 He does say “DAUGHTER” NOT “DAUGHTERSSSS

anonymous asked:

What do they say about Sofia? I see lots of accounts celebrating her here, on Twitter and Instagram. People have been really rude about the BRF and Kate lately, but I just see lovely comments about Sofia and the SRF.

I am so committed to my anons that I actually visited Royal Dish, the very embodiment of the bottom of the barrel. Firstly, their nickname for her is Hoefia. Which is weird given that even if it was acceptable to call another woman a hoe, we have no evidence she is one. Things said today:

  • Sophia always has to make sure the attention is on her.
  • Hoefia is right in the middle next to her sugar daddyfather in law (they regularly say that Sofia is trying to seduce the King because she smiles at him now and then)

In the last week:

  • What charity would want her. “Retired S** (sex) Industry Workers”? “Gold Diggers Anonymous”? I just don’t know.
  • She has a track record of shady and inappropriate behavior (see: the incident where she took the donations to PP and put them in her personal bank account). (by the way that is libel and they could be sued for that)
  • (when CP looked sad) For a moment there I thought the realisation of who he’s married to might have hit him…

I genuinely despair that there are grown women who refer to a stranger as Hoefia. Those people are scum. They should be ashamed of themselves. And to insinuate that she’s fucking her father in law is absolutely abhorrent. 

But the best part of all of this is that while they’re sitting at home being jealous and bitter by themselves because nobody wants them, Sofia is hot, young, rich, popular and happy. I imagine she has such good skin because she bathes in the tears of keyboard gangsters with nothing better to do than whine about the nasty woman on the internet. They’re honestly like female Donald Trumps!

I end this with a gif which says it all. If Estelle loves her then everyone else can get fucked because my girl is the only person whose decision matters in the SRF, let’s be real. 

Originally posted by everythingroyalty

The Framers [of the Constitution] were cynical about the future of democracy. They studied failed democracies like Greece and Rome. They read Demosthenes. They designed a Constitution on the assumption that democracy might well deteriorate into demagoguery, and they created these complicated systems in order to filter the will of the people from being directly expressed. So all of these new media technologies – the idea of presidents tweeting directly to the people would’ve appalled [James] Madison, who thought direct communication between representatives and the people was the main potential source of tyranny, to be avoided. All of these filtering mechanisms are being undermined by technology, by reforms over the years, by the growing populist forces that are sweeping the world, and maintaining these Madisonian values in the face of these populist forces is something that liberals and conservatives increasingly should converge around.
—  Jeffrey Rosen, President of the National Constitution Center, with Terry Gross

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