You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
iris and daisy birthday week ✿ day eight: au ↳
Iris West thinks Central City’s newest superhero is a villain in disguise. Daisy Johnson is pretty sure Central City’s best reporter is up to something shady. Turns out, they’re both wrong…and if they want to take down the real villain in town, they’re going to have to work together.
do you ever remember how allura had everything she had taken from her by the galra and how they’re probably her worst fear because of this, yet she still leads the fight against them every day because she doesn’t want anyone else to suffer the way she did and just
One of the most underused characters in Xena: Warrior Princess. Lao Ma played a pivotal role in Xena’s reformation. She changed her life. She gave her the name ‘Warrior Princess’. She was Xena’s first female lover, or so the fanbase believes. And she was only in the show for 2 episodes. ‘The Debt Part I’ and ‘The Debt Part II’. Unless you count her replay scenes in ‘Purity’ and ‘Back In The Bottle’.
To me that is shocking for how significant her character is to Xena. There would not be a Warrior Princess without her. I would of loved for her to have interacted with Gabrielle. Despite her jealous streak, I have a feeling they would of gotten along well. Also would have loved to have learned more about her backstory with having her children Ming T’ien, Pao Ssu and K’ao Hsin, as well as her being a courtesan before she was sold into the marriage of Lao Tzu by Ming Tzu. There is a lot of interesting information that is vaguely mentioned about her that’s never elaborated on and I just think it’s a waste. I don’t know, perhaps the actress just couldn’t do anymore scenes. Who knows? I just wish she had more screen-time for being such an important character to the entire show and with some of the best diologue. I mean seriously, her words are extremely wise and thought-provoking. Some of the best philosophical talk I’ve ever heard in my life.
I always said Xena went for the philosophers and the poets. Just like Gabrielle and Akemi. As well as the culturally orientated.
Played by the talented Jacqueline Kim. Lao Ma is far too underrated, so I thought I’d give her some appreciation by making a gifset of her for you to enjoy.