he said he's not used to that

I know that many of you don’t know who Giovanni Falcone is, but in this day I want to share something he said before he died, exactly 25 years ago today. He was a judge, a brave, brave man, who fought against organised crime until the very end; He was killed in a bombing that also killed his wife and three bodyguards. Before he died, he said, “Men pass and go, but ideas remain, and will keep walking either the legs of other men.”

He said, “What’s important is not to establish whether someone is afraid, it is to know how to live with his fear and don’t let it affect us. That’s bravery. Otherwise, it’s thoughtlessness.”

Before he died, speaking about Mafia, although it can be applied to anything, he said: “It’s a human phenomenon, and like all human phenomena it has a beginning, an evolution, and it will also have an end.”

At that time, his brutal killing - and that of another judge named Borsellino, a friend of his who fought with him, not even two months afterwards - was meant to mean: we won. You will live in fear. You are ours. You will live in terror. But he truly believed that things could change and get better, that one day, sooner or later, justice would win. And his death came to symbolise the fight of many people who won’t let fear win.

It will have an end. Don’t let fear win.

anonymous asked:

What are ur thoughts on the whole jimin hates white people moodboards n stuff? I personally feel they're just (very funny) jokes but some people are overreacting so much...

idk i don’t find them funny. but some people do so ok let them do their thing i guess

INTERVIEWER: how was it to receive all the cheers from the crowd on sergels torg?

WILLIAM: it was incredible. amazing to see that so many people were able to come here and celebrate this with us. it was incredibly powerful.

INTERVIEWER: you saw your dad here.. what did he have to say?

WILLIAM: he just said how fun this is. that i should remember this cause it doesn’t happen too often.

INTERVIEWER: world championship debut, gold and MVP.. what words do you have to say for yourself?

WILLIAM: it’s just incredible. it’s a journey we made together. and MVP is just thanks to the people you play with. so yeah it was incredibly fun and amazing to win gold.

kangadrew24636291  asked:

well said about the difference between book and show treatment of Hodor. I was wondering about how you feel about how book!bran treats Hodor when he accidentally wargs into Hodor or when he uses Hodor to walk around the caves Meera and Jojen?

Accidentally warging into Hodor is just that, an accident. I don’t hold Bran responsible for doing something he didn’t even know he could do. Subsequently and deliberately warging into Hodor, however…

It’s worth quoting that passage again because it really does set the in-universe baseline for how Hodor should be treated.

The maester had only been half listening, Bran could tell. He lifted his eye from the tube, blinking. “Hodor won’t…”

“Go down into the crypts. When I woke, I told him to take me down, to see if Father was truly there. At first he didn’t know what I was saying, but I got him to the steps by telling him to go here and go there, only then he wouldn’t go down. He just stood on the top step and said ‘Hodor,’ like he was scared of the dark, but I had a torch. It made me so mad I almost gave him a swat in the head, like Old Nan is always doing.” He saw the way the maester was frowning and hurriedly added, “I didn’t, though.”

“Good. Hodor is a man, not a mule to be beaten.”

- Bran VII, AGoT

No matter his disability, no matter the nature of his employment, Hodor is a person with all the dignity of such, and the expectation is that Bran will uphold that.

Bran’s warging into Hodor also takes place in a context where we know that warging into another human is frankly monstrous. We have Varamyr’s prologue in ADWD to thoroughly establish that in a context divorced from Bran. And book!Bran himself, even though he’s a good deal younger than show!Bran, knows better than to do what he’s doing, or he wouldn’t be justifying himself like we see here.

I just want to be strong again for a while. I’ll give it back, the way I always do.

- Bran III, ADWD

And finally, Bran’s warging into Hodor is part of his darkest hour, his greatest spiritual separation from Winterfell, in parallel to Sansa’s and Arya’s stories. The structure of AFFC/ADWD gives the three younger Stark PoVs over to tutelage where there’s a lot of valuable stuff to be learned…but the moral supervision is iffy at best. What Bran is doing is very, very wrong, but it’s treated as such, has a deliberate place in Bran’s arc as something wrong, and I have confidence that Bran will internalise what Maester Luwin was telling him back in AGoT before the end.


MAY 22, 2017 

Yesterday, I went to Town and met up with Janmark, Ysa, Tiger, Hardy, Aze, and Gab at BTIC. After that, we went to Pepperlunch for my late birthday celebration. HAHAHA No for real. I wanted this. And it was so cute because we took 2 tables and all of us were eating. I was so happy. And then ang cute because sabi ni Tiger and Janmark that they were supposed to dress like me yesterday. And Janmark said “I was supposed to dress like you. But none of my pants fit me anymore. Ang taba ko na kase”. He legit kept telling us how fat he was. Nobody really cares if he is fat or noT WE LOVE YOU JANMARK. 

And then we looked at a few stores tapos pumunta kami sa spot namin. The place where Janmark goes to for his cigarette breaks during work days. But before that, we entered the American Eagle building and then looked at furniture and talked about PewDiePie ironically and seriously at the same time. We took photos and stayed at the spot for a while. 

Then we planned on going to Jamba Juice but Town had a whole playground set up for children. It had a swing and other play things…? I don’t know. It looked more like a picnic spot to me. But we probably stayed there for like 2 to 3 hours. Sumunod na din si Kat from school. Janmark ended up sleeping on one of the hammocks. When he woke up, he left because he had to go to work. Hardy made a friend din. With a kid. He wanted to be his friend because the kid wanted to be a cannonball. (((((same)))) 

We went to Jamba Juice after that where Kat did her thing for her thesis. We bought some drinks and stayed there lang for a while. Kinda tired and all. Then we went to PowerBooks. Ang ingay namin cause we kept laughing at everything. Okay so the bond between my friends and I is that one of us says a sentence and everyone else says different versions of it. Lagi kami ganon. Like napansin lang namin kahapon????? And we just kept laughing idk. Tapos we entered Springfield and Gap to low key reference because we always do that. And then Gab had to go home which means we were all planning on leaving too. Plus, the mall was closing. 


anonymous asked:

Had Robert said directly to anyone other than Aaron that he's bi?? I mean tbh they should know he's not gay away because he has said that many times to people and it's wrong for them just to assume he's in denial, but I can't remember if Robert has said it or would tell anyone else ?? Still not happy that they still have this bi-erasure stuff on the show though 😔

Hey anon!

This is kind of an interesting one - obviously, Robert has said it to Aaron on a number of occasions by this point. We’ve never seen him say it to anyone else, or at least we’ve never heard him use the word to anyone else.

He has said previously that his relationship to Chrissie was real (to/in the presence of Charity, if I’m remembering correctly). That scene - just after Lawrence and Ronnie’s relationship has been revealed publicly - is beautiful, because he literally makes a joke about not being straight, all the while being his usual terrible self towards Lawrence (because of course he knows better than anyone save for Ronnie that Lawrence experiences same sex attraction, because he spent a lot of time taking advantage of that fact).

Related, he also made the literally iconic “hat trick” comment to Chrissie, about wishing he’d slept with Lawrence too. We are not worthy.

Finn referred to him as bisexual, but that could be down to Finn having a deeper understanding of sexualities rather than Robert saying anything himself. Rebecca herself has also called Robert bisexual (despite the fact that she clearly doesn’t have a deeper understanding of sexualities). Vic asked him about it, but that was long before he was actually able to say anything beyond “I’m straight” in response.

(Also there was the iconic conversation Robert has with Faith about “different strokes” that still makes me laugh because I love a good handjob joke)

There have been a number of instances where someone has referred to Robert as gay, at which point he always makes an iconic Offended™ facial expression, but he’s never been able to actively correct them.

Those are the things i immediately remember. He’s definitely never said it to anyone else, which is fine, but I really and honestly hope that’s something they address at some point, or at least continue to make a point of, alongside how uncomfortable he still feels about going to gay bars, if only because it’s such a good story to tell??!?!?!!

Robert still isn’t completely there in dealing with his internalised homophobia (and let’s take a moment to call out the “queen” comment he made to Aaron during the January argument episodes as another instance of that).

Dealing with this sort of has to go hand in hand with dealing with Aaron’s biphobia - and I’m sort of interested to see if/how that will be addressed on Thursday - because him constantly having to defend himself to his husband will make it a lot more difficult for him to accept himself (side note: I’ve said before that I also think part of Aaron’s biphobia with Robert comes from deep personal insecurities and Robert’s very spotty history with fidelity, so there’s kind of a lot to unpack there)

and it’s not like they don’t sort of regularly pick this stuff up and make a point of it, so I still sit here with hope that they’ll actually let it lead to somewhere eventually, like the desperate and In Need Gay™ that I am because at the very least, they need to deal with the constant argument they have around Aaron conflating cheating with still being attracted to women for Robert. At the very least. And then if they could deal with the random biphobia that happens every so often elsewhere in the village, that would at least be something. and then they can just stop making biphobic comments full stop and we can stop wanting to casually throttle the writers for being so terrible and offensive. Ah, the #dream.

ANYWAY I’m so invested in them delving into this and discussing it more because there’s a lot there to work with and it would be Good and Satisfying and Beautiful. Like. Getting Robert to a point where he can a) go into a gay bar and be ok with it and b) come out to other people would be SO GOOD AND WONDERFUL #GetRobertToAGayBar2k17


jake peralta doing IT for/because of amy santiago

at the very least I think we deserve mary trying to casually ask what the “deal” between dean and cas is and cas, without missing a beat, explains “we have a profound bond” and before dean can spew his gay panic all over the place cas continues “but he doesn’t like for me to mention it” and mary nods with understanding as dean face palms himself and somewhere in the distance you can hear sam cackling

Wait for someone who bumps mouths clumsily with yours cos they’re too busy smiling to kiss you properly. Yeah. Wait for that.
—  Azra Tabassum (aka 5000letters)

It’s not about hating Sidney Crosby. It’s about hating the NHL’s bias toward him and other big named players like him. It’s about the danger that comes along with protecting the NHL’s golden boys. In the eyes of the Refs, players like him can’t do any wrong, and because of that, players like Methot get seriously injured. This isn’t necessarily Sid’s fault. He didn’t ask the NHL to protect him unnecessarily, but he needs to be held accountable for his shitty actions. He got away with two dangerous moves, two games in a row.

If you think that it’s okay for someone to take part of someone else’s finger off with no repercussions, just because “Well, he’s just really good at hockey,” then you’re part of the problem.


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