female grace

Gráinne Ní Mháille (c.1530 - c.1603), commonly known as Grace O'Malley, was a legendary Irish pirate and Chieftan of the Ó Mháille clan during the 16th century.

Born around 1530, Ní Mháille was the child of a wealthy sea trader who she accompanied on his voyages from a young age. As a teenager she was married to Donal Ó Flaithbheartaigh, heir to a powerful clan, as a political move. The marriage lasted for 19 years, during which they had three children and Ní Mháille gained considerable experience commanding ships in her husband’s fleet.

Following the death of her husband and her father, Ní Mháille inherited a considerable amount of money and took over her father’s fleet of 20 ships and hundreds of sailors. She built on her father’s success to become one the dominant forces on the Irish west coast, launching raids on rival clans, forcing merchant ships to pay for safe passage, and imposing taxes on fishermen as far away as England. She also transported Gallowglass mercenaries between Scotland and Ireland, often raiding Scottish islands at the same time.  Her position was strengthened by the control of several coastal castles, most prominent of which was Rockfleet Castle, which she gained through her second marriage to Risdeárd Bourke. After a year of marriage she is said to have taken control of the castle, barring Bourke from entering and yelling from a window, “I dismiss you!”.

Ní Mháille had a tumultuous relationship with the English. From the early 1560’s onward she was accused of piracy multiple times, but she won some favour with the English by assisting in coastal attacks on southern Ireland and won the respect of Sir Henry Sidney, the Lord Deputy of Ireland. However n 1579 she was besieged in her castle by English forces, who she defeated by pouring hot oil on the attackers and according to some accounts by making homemade bullets from melted down armour.

Ní Mháille made a lasting enemy in the form of Richard Bingham, the English ruler of Connacht, after she fought alongside the Bourkes in open rebellion against him from 1585 to 1589. Bingham sought revenge for the rebellion by targeting Ní Mháille, destroying her lands and property. Bingham killed Ní Mháille’s eldest son, Eoghan, and captured his castle, while making a deal with one of her other sons, Murchadh, to switch sides. Ní Mháille swore never to speak to Murchadh again after his betrayal and burned his lands.

Financially ruined, the final blow to Ní Mháille came in 1593 when Bingham captured her other son, Tiobóid, as well as her brother and threatened them with charges of treason. Ní Mháille petitioned Queen Elizabeth of England directly to ask for their release. Elizabeth sent Ní Mháille a list of questions which she answered, and later that year the two women met at Greenwich Palace near London. Despite Ní Mháille’s rough manners and refusal to bow, the two women, both in their sixties, seemed to develop a healthy respect for each other. As neither spoke the other’s language they conversed in Latin, striking an agreement that Ní Mháille’s family would be released, reparations would be made for her stolen property, and that Bingham would be removed from power.

The agreement did not last. Reparations were not fully made, and while initially stripped of his position, Bingham was eventually allowed to return to power in Ireland. Angered, Ní Mháille returned to helping Irish rebels during the Nine Years’ War. She died of old age in Rockfleet Castle at the end of the war in 1603. After her death Ní Mháille’s fighting prowess led to many Irish folk tales being told about her and she is still remembered as a legendary pirate.


Wednesday’s female celebrity of the day is Chloë Grace Moretz.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that every few months I become obsessed with Chloë Grace Moretz and feel the need to post her over all others.  That’s what’s happening here.  I like these “Moretz Feelingz” (as I call them) a lot and I hope they stick around!  This is the fifty first time she’s been FCOTD.

me: [sitting happily with thace and all of my thace-is-keith’s-dad headcanons and fanart]

voltron writers:

Jason flying and hanging upside down in front of Piper and her pushing his glasses up as she giggles “ever seen spider-man?” And proceeds to kiss him

Typical Movie Characters

ARIES, female: Attractiveness

Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction

ARIES, male: Inadequacy

Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

TAURUS, female: Consistency

Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt in Titanic

TAURUS, male: Sadness

Jim Carrey as Joel Barish in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

GEMINI, female: Indecisiveness

Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie White in Carrie

GEMINI, male: Unpredictability

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean

CANCER, female: Love

Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde

CANCER, male: Selflessness

Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo Montague in Romeo + Juliet

LEO, female: Gorgeousness

Angelina Jolie as Chiara Manzoni in The Tourist

LEO, male: Madness

Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in Shining

VIRGO, female: Reticence

Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

VIRGO, male: Originality

Keanu Reeves as Neo in The Matrix

LIBRA, female: Daring

Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in The Terminator

LIBRA, male: Obscurity

Daniel Craig as James Bond in James Bond Series

SCORPIO, female: Vengeance

Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill

SCORPIO, male: Insanity

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street

SAGITTARIUS, female: Strenght

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

SAGITTARIUS, male: Independence

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones

CAPRICORN, female: Gloom

Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer in Fight Club

CAPRICORN, male: Ambitions

Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather

AQUARIUS, female: Creativity

Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct

AQUARIUS, male: Psychopathy

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

PISCES, female: Sentimentality

Audrey Tautou as Amelie Poulain in Amelie

PISCES, male: Strangeness

Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump


Whenever I hear bands like Avril Lavigne,Paramore,MCR,FOB,PATD,Linkin Park,Three Days Grace and Papa Roach all I hear and see is nostalgia. I remeber going in my car and my cousins would play thier songs (as for Three Days Grace,Linkin Park and Papa Roach they would play thier light/acoustic songs) but yeah thats why they’ll always be my fave and thats why they’ll always be in my heart. Forever. I’ll love them forever.


(some of) my favourite modern rock frontwomen

mitski miyawaki - mitski

marissa paternoster - screaming females

alicia bognanno - bully

laura jane grace - against me!

brittany howard - alabama shakes

sadie dupuis - speedy ortiz

Abbie Mills Shines

For some canon ended at S2 Premier, for others it ended at S2 Finale. But for All of us who love Abbie Mills She lives on as the bad ass, beauty that captured our hearts and imagination.

So today we celebrate One of the best female heroines to ever grace our TV screens (The best IMO), The Heart of TeamW, And the incredible Duo which can never be duplicated!



anonymous asked:

Any way you could do a camp counseers bugead au? Thanks! 💖💖💖💕💕💕

This ones so cute, oh my goodness!

Betty Cooper, without a doubt the most beautiful female to grace MapleOak, summer camp for the neglected and abused, was currently standing beside him, practically bouncing with excitement. Her best friend Veronica lodge, looked severely out of place, strands of pearls hanging over a bright red tank top and tight jeans. Betty on the other hand looked like she belonged here, A loose fitting, soft denim button up rolled at the sleeves, khaki shorts and tiny white sneakers.

She was a vision.

Everyone knew about the two best friends, they were fairly popular amongst the counselor circuit, the campers loved Betty more than any other counselor and there was talk parents paid extra money to have their children placed in her group. Veronica lodge was popular amongst the prepubescent teens at maple oak and serious rival of Cheryl blossom, the other scantily clad camp counselor with fiery red hair.

Speaking of red hair, he slapped his best friend Archie Andrews on the shoulder, catching him staring at Veronica.

“Dude really?”

Archie shrugged sheepishly

“I’ve wanted her since we started counseling here three years ago, give me a break”

As soon as their leader called break and told them to head off and get their group assignments, Jughead spun around, bumping forehead to forehead with none other than betty cooper.

Placing his hand to his forehead and rubbing, he looked up and caught the most beautiful green eyes he’d ever seen.

“Ouch” she giggled.

“Shit” he said shaking himself out of his thoughts “I mean … shoot. I’m sorry, I wasn’t looking.”

She shook her head laughing
“No harm no foul, Jughead, Jughead jones right?” She stuck her hand out “Elizabeth Cooper, but you can call me Betty.”

She knew his name?

“I know who you are, it’s kind of hard to not know who you are, miss counselor of the year.”

She blushed “oh jeez, that’s all talk, I just love the kids.”

He nodded, dazed. Did her hair always look so silky?

“Sure, yeah me too.”

“Did you get your group assignment yet?” She asked politely.

Shaking his head

“No, I’m headed over there now.”

She smiled brightly taking him by the arm.

“Oh Great! Me too, I could use an escort!”
Suddenly he was being dragged to the table and she was shifting through the paper work.

“Aha!” She smiled holding two pieces of paper in the air “Elizabeth Cooper & Forsythe Jones, forsythe?” He blushed looking down “its cute, I like it.” Her eyes scanned her paperwork quickly smiling, “not bad! I’ve got a good crew this year! What about you?”

Jughead looked his paper over, he’d had all these kids before it was gonna be good to see how they were growing up, make sure they were okay.

“Oh!” Betty smiled peeking over his shoulder, “were bunk buddies, how cool is that! I’ve always only had Kevin! It’s like fate right juggie?”

He smiled softly, he’d never heard that nickname before, it sounded good coming from her. Sending a quick thank you to god for not pairing him up with Ethel again, he nodded as enthusiastically as a moody, angst filled boy could.
“ it’ll be cool, I’m warning you, I snore.”

She giggled, “well lucky for you I fall asleep to music anyway”

“I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS.” They both drew their eyes over to Cheryl blossom, who seemed to be throwing a temper tantrum regarding her group.

Suddenly Veronica and Archie were by their sides, Veronica rolling her eyes

“Here we go, drama queen alert.”

Cheryl was ranting and throwing her paper on to the table “I am not taking this brat! You people put me with him last year and he tried to steal all of my clothes. It’s not happening. It’s me or him.” Before he knew it Betty had left his side and was speaking to the camp leader

“I can take him. There’s always an extra visitors bunk, and I don’t mind having an extra camper.” She shrugged her shoulders , the camp leader looked about ready to kiss her feet.
“Thank you ms.cooper, Cheryl I don’t want to hear another word about your group or you’ll be gone, understood?”

The redhead nodded, throwing Betty a smirk

“It’s your funeral.”

Rolling her eyes, Betty moved back to his side.

“I’m so sorry I did that, I wasn’t thinking. Is it okay that we added another camper to our bunk, I’m sure I can talk to..”

He cut her off squeezing her shoulder

“It’s fine bets, what’s one more?”

She smiled gently, squeezing his hand


Suddenly the whistle was blown and it was time to meet the campers.

Veronica grabbed Betty and turned to the boys

“Ready for one crazy summer?”

Jughead met Betty’s eyes and smiled

Archie laughed

“I’m so ready.”

Temperance Brennan represents lonely souls and misunderstood minds. She represents the children who find solace in their knowledge and curiosity. She represents the adults who yearn for something more. She represents the women who realised that their independence is not a reflection of their relationship status. She represents the women that put their careers first. She represents the women who do it all. She represents strength. She represents loyalty, love, and intelligence.

Temperance Brennan is a strong female character who has graced our screens with passion, determination, and emotion for the past 12 years. She has taught us that education is the best thing we can do for ourselves. She has demonstrated what it means to be a leader and how we can share our knowledge with others. She has showed us that unwavering faith and love in friendships is possible regardless of our interpersonal skills or lack thereof. She has made us brave to express ourselves. Temperance Brennan has made us better people.

Temperance Brennan has evolved majorly over the past 12 years. Not only has she grown, but we have grown with her. Every tear she shed, every smile that graced her face, every laugh that left her mouth… We experienced it with her. We were there for her highs and lows, her ups and downs. We watched with anticipation as she saw her father again after 15 years. We cried with her and told her we knew who she was when she didn’t know who she was herself. As her cheeks grew red with embarrassment when she kissed Booth under the mistletoe, we smiled. We were making our own new friends while her friendships with Angela and Cam were being established. We took what we learned from Temperance Brennan and we applied it to our own lives.

We have learned to be logical. To think clearly about our experiences and the situations we are in. We have also been swayed to act in ways that aren’t particularly helpful. This is because Temperance Brennan has learned many skills and lessons throughout the duration of the show. We have watched her make mistakes and say the wrong things. We have said similar things in our own lives. But it is with the patience and willingness to learn that Brennan and ourselves have been able to right our wrongs (or have the skills to do so in the future if we so choose). We struggle together and we flourish together. That’s what happens when you allow yourself to become emotionally attached to someone. Whether it be a real life person or a fictional character. For me, and for many of you, Temperance Brennan is the one person who has stood by my side and I owe every good thing in my life to her.

Temperance Brennan, a child who had been abandoned by her family, a teenager who had been abused by her foster families, a young adult who aged out of the system and supported herself through college, a woman who became the best in her field, a scientist who became a New York Times Bestseller, an accomplished author who became a mother, a mother who got married, a wife who loves and lives and learns and leads. She has experienced happiness beyond her expectations. She has been loved harder than she ever thought possible. Temperance Brennan deserves a good life and that is what she got.

May she live on through our future endeavours. May she stand by our side while we take risks and become the people we want to be. May she stay close to our hearts while we find the happiness that she was blessed with. May she continue to be our inspiration, our friend, and our favourite person.

Goodbye, Temperance Brennan.
I will love and miss you forever.