Net neutrality is a difficult
concept to understand. At its core, it’s the principle that internet
service providers (like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon) should give
consumers equal access to all legal content and applications without
favoring or blocking particular sources.
But where does it really stand,
particularly under the Trump administration? President Trump appointed Ajit Pai as FCC chairman upon entering office. Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, vowed to take a “weed whacker” to net neutrality regulations.
Simply put, it’s at risk. And John Oliver is here to save the day. Read more (5/8/17)
Hey so April’s coming up so I thought it’d be good to have some activities to do! I’ve seen other people do these (most notably for me @uniqueaspergirl had one that I did a few of last year!) and thought I’d set one up!
Under the cut is a list of the days (also listed in the picture) and descriptions of what each one is because a few words aren’t always the easiest to understand even when you wrote them.
I would like to say first though that - despite me keeping the descriptions of each day mostly positive, negative submissions and additions are absolutely accepted. Everything isn’t sunshine and daisies. Most of the things are general enough that they’ll apply to anyone, but if one doesn’t work for you feel free to treat it as a freebie!
Submit by submitting to the blog directly, tagging us ( in the @ kind of a way) or by tagging it #walkinredinstead (which I checked, it’s empty) and I’ll post and reblog as many as I can!
We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
For you, dear anon! <3 Thank you for waiting for me to finish this, it took a while but I stuffed my whole heart into this. Don’t worry, it’s not just angst, there is some major fluff at the end. *wedding bells tolling in the background* I hope you enjoy!
He Tian raised
his fist, threatening and his eyes burning like black fire. Hate was oozing
from every piece of his body, nothing else mattered besides the feeling of loss
and regret. God, he was so fucking gone.
The other man
stared right back at him, sinister as the night and a cruel smirk adorning his
lips, wide and disgustingly wrong. Black strands of sweaty, bloody hair stuck
to his prominent high cheek bones and forehead, throwing dark shadows over the
top half of the face he loathed. He couldn’t stand it and rammed his hand into
the mirror, breaking it into thousands of pieces, destroying his own accusing
reflection, the last thing he wanted to see. A silent scream ripped his throat
like one of the glass shards, his whole body felt heavy, so heavy. His knees
gave in and he sacked against the wall, slowly sliding down at it, his cut hand
leaving bloody prints on the white tiles. As if he’d give a fuck.
His lips twitched
from holding back a laugh. There was nothing. The bathroom door was still open,
the house still empty and he was
Slowly, he leaned
his head back, staring at the ceiling.
father would have said. His brother would have said. And worst of all, if he would have witnessed him in this
godforsaken second, he would have
been of the same opinion.
It was his fault
and he deserved this, if he hadn’t just been that sure of himself. Not that
sure of his strength. Not that sure that everything would stay within his
control. Not that convinced of his options to work out as planned.
To truly celebrate this Drew Day, I’d like to talk
about why I like Drew and what he means to me. This whole blog is kind of
dedicated to that idea, but it’s not all stated outright, and definitely not
all in one post. So…. here’s the granddaddy of them all. Happy reading! :D
(So I’m finally watching Criminal Minds and I just watched the episodes in Season 6 with Prentiss and her undercover story and needless to say my brain took off with it)
Hold On You
Is there a Bratva AU where CIA agent Felicity goes undercover to gain access to the brotherhood? Where Felicity’s goal is to take down the notorious Solntsevskaya Bratva Kapitan Oliver Queen, the American man who not only quickly climbed the ranks of the brotherhood and is considered the right hand of the Pakhan, but has also taken the world by storm, elevating the Russian mob’s international influence in every arena he sets his sights on? Where Felicity Smoak targets Oliver Queen, her only goal to get into his life in any and every way possible, to find out everything she can about him in order to bring him to justice? Where she starts small and smart, posing as an arms dealer who works her way through bigger and bigger circles with her amazing weapons connections, until she reaches him? Where her mission instructions include doing whatever is necessary to earn his trust, including killing someone (she doesn’t really, come on, her handler John Diggle helps stage it) and even entering into a relationship with him?
(In this AU, Oliver really is a bad guy. He’s not a good man… until he meets Felicity Smoak.)
(In this AU, Felicity really is a good guy who wants to put a criminal behind bars for the rest of his life… until she meets the real Oliver Queen.)
Is there a Bratva AU where undercover agent Felicity Smoak and Bratva Captain Oliver Queen start a relationship - both business and personal? Where it slowly morphs into something more over the years? Where passionate fucking starts turning into lovemaking? Where they fall in love - real love? Where they both know it’s different, but they only talk about it in whispered voices deep in the night? Where they’re just Felicity and Oliver, two people in love, two people who connect on such a deep level that life without each other starts to sound foreign? Where Felicity starts questioning her mission, where Oliver starts wondering if his future could be different?
Is there a Bratva AU where Oliver’s second-in-command suspects Felicity is too good to be true, so he starts his own investigation on the side? Where he tells Oliver that Felicity isn’t who she claims to be? Where he has hard cold evidence showing her meeting with John Diggle, with another operative, with representatives of Interpol…
Is there a Bratva AU where she’s extracted before he can confront her? Where Felicity nearly loses everything because her entire world is tied up in Oliver Queen?
Is there a Bratva AU where Oliver Queen is sent to a prison that is so completely off the grid that nobody but a select few people in high places know about it? Where Felicity Smoak goes back to her job, pretending like she didn’t fall in love with this man, that she didn’t fall in love with a murderer, a criminal, someone who flooded the world with darkness? Where Oliver spends the next seven years in absolute hell, using his love for a woman who betrayed him to get through all of it? Where all he thinks about is her… finding her…
(To bring her back to him, or to kill her? The answer changes every day, every hour, every minute.)
Is there a Bratva AU where one night he escapes? Where Felicity’s old handler finds her, where he tells her that Oliver Queen has escaped, that Interpol can’t find him, that he’s simply vanished? Where she feels real fear, but even worse… anticipation? Where she asks, “Am I in danger?” and Diggle tells her, “Yes. You need to disappear. Now.” Where she’s reminded that he’s a very, very dangerous man who knows her role in his capture? Where she finds herself caught between wanting him to find her, and wanting to run, not just for her life, but for her emotional sanity? Where she goes home, grabbing her go bag and a few items she keeps secure in a safe (including the ring Oliver gave her, the one belonging to his mother, the one he wasn’t supposed to have because he was the illegitimate son of a Russian mobster who wasn’t supposed to exist), where she’s leaving…
Except he’s already there.
He’s found her.
And he takes her.
Is there a Bratva AU where Oliver Queen kidnaps Felicity Smoak and they find out in the worst ways possible just how far they’re willing to go for the one they love?
If there isn’t, there should be, because I really want to know what happens in this story.