Holy fuck. I don’t think I really have words to describe how thankful I am for this. Caspian has been a muse that has been around for a very, very long time (obviously!). He was brought to life what seems so long ago, and along the way there were so many amazing people that contributed to his development.
I won’t get too wordy, but it’s hard to believe I’ve come this far. Caspian started was a concept. Never in my life would I believe that he would become such an important muse to both myself and others. I cannot thank you all enough for sticking with me. There have been dozens of you who have stuck around since his inception and have seen him grow and develop. Unbelievable. I genuinely would not be here without you guys, and neither would Caspian.
All names below are done in no particular order!
the originals –– stuck with me since the beginning.
Hey could you give me some fanfics recs? I'm new here to the fandom, luv ur blog btw :)
Sorry this took me all day to answer but I promised I’d answer it so here ya go! Here are people in general that I would recommend because their writings are amazing! I have attached their tumblr name cause you should defiantly follow them and I also put their AO3 accounts as well cause you really need to read all their works! Everything is amazing! Also at the end I attached some series of fics I am reading that you might be interested in.. Hope this helps you my love and welcome to the fandom! It is so great to have you here and please don’t be shy because I would really like to talk to you more!! Please go to the AO3 website and search “robron” because there are so many more beautiful works :)
~Disclaimer: Just because you were not tagged in this does not mean I think you are a bad writer! There are sooo many people in this fandom who are beautiful writers but I have only been reading fanfic for a few months now and these are the people I found and loved! If you know of any more people then I more than encourage you to tag them and let me and everyone else know about them! I love you all so much and thank you for everything you do!!~
Okay, so my workplace closed in early July, and it was a small chain of grocery stores, specifically for Indiana and Ohio. In that last month, we has a sale, and on the very last day that we were open, EVERYTHING was 90% off. Like, yeah, that’s cool, but it would be even cooler if the GM/receiving manager hadn’t been forced (by the company super)to put expired makeup out on the sales floor. It also would’ve been better iF THE CUSTOMERS HAD AN ITEM LIMIT bc the store closed at 1 pm that day, but I was still ringing up the same person at 2. And I shouldn’t have even been in that day, I’m 17 and my mother had just had a major heart surgery, so she wasn’t allowed to walk much, and her eating habits were supposed to be monitored. I love Mr. Green(store manager) to death, but holy crap. At least he bought everyone pizza for lunch on our last day. Adding to this, customers kept yelling at me for not telling me what the price was going to be for each item, like,,, buddy,,, pal,,, since it’s all 90% off,,, it all comes off at the end,,, and I can’t see wtf it is until I total it out. And so many people that never came to the store kept saying that they came to the store all the time, and that they were sad that it was closing,,, like,,, biatch. And I said hello to this one customer that came through my line , and she yelled at me bc she was on her phone and I was just doing my job??? I don’t c a r e that you think we doubled the prices before we lowered them, because guess what it’s my last damn day, so youre just going to have to deal with the fact that you are clearly delusional. 😊
Summary: The Avengers have a brand new doctor, and she catches the eye of a certain super soldier. What will this super soldier do when he feels feelings that he hasn’t felt in half a century, especially when they are no longer directed towards the girl in his compass?
Word Count: 1, 051
Warnings: Slight swearing
A/N: Hello, everyone! This is my first attempt at something that hasn’t been requested, so I hope you like it! I am horrible at summaries so forgive me if it’s horrible. I’m not sure how long this imagine/fic will last, so please be patient with me! FYI, (Y/H/C) means “your hair color” for all those who do not know. If you would like to be added to my tag list, just send me an ask and let me know! Well, I hope you enjoy!
“Thank you, Agent,” You breathed out. Adrenaline coursed through your body, igniting every nerve and fiber in you. Following the agent, you look up and see the enormous compound before you.
Sun gleaming off of the compound, you see the familiar insignia proudly displayed on the front of the large building. Halting in your tracks, you take in a sharp breath as you stare up at the enormous building.
“Doctor (Y/L/N)!” A voice called out, drawing you from your thoughts of ‘Oh my gosh I’m really doing this. Holy crap.’
“Director Fury, so nice to see you again,” You shakily say, offering your hand.
“So nice to see you. Not many people were willing to take up this position.”
“Yeah. Believe it or not, people actually don’t want to work with the Avengers. Something about ‘not wanting to deal with Stark.’”
“I heard that,” A metallic voice rang out. Looking up to the sky, you see Iron Man- holy crow, Iron Man!- descending from the vast blue above you. Landing ever so gracefully, the face plate opened up to reveal Tony Stark.
“Yes, well, some people do believe that you are difficult to work with, Stark,” Fury retorted.
“Bullshit. I am delightful,” Tony grumbled, staring daggers at Fury. His eyes shifted towards you, and with one glance at you, his frown turned into a smirk. “Well, hello, I don’t believe we’ve met. I’m Tony.”
Hand extended towards you, you shakily took his hand. Keep it together, (Y/N). “I’m Dr. (Y/L/N), but most people call me (Y/N).”
“Well, (Y/N), it was a pleasure meeting you. I’ll see you around,” Tony replied, and with that, his face plate closed and then he was off.
Breathing deeply, you try to control your nerves. You just met Iron Man! Okay, okay, be cool.
“So, what do you think of Stark?” Fury asked, once again bringing you back to reality.
“He’s… interesting,” You answer, following Fury into the compound.
“Yeah, interesting’s a word alright,” Fury laughed, leading you through the compound. “Just wait till you meet the rest of them. They are all interesting.”
“Looking forward to it,” You say with a hint of sarcasm, earning another laugh from Fury.
“I like you, Doctor. I knew I chose well. You’re just the type of person we need for the job,”
“Glad I could help,”
“Yeah, you won’t be saying that for long,” Fury chuckled, leading you down a hallway. “You’ll meet the rest of the team later. But for now, I’ll give you a little bit of a tour. Shall we?”
Fury had stopped, and was now looking at you. Gulping down your fear and anxiety, you nodded to him. “We shall.”
Groaning, Steve slumped into the nearest chair available in the conference room. Kicking one foot up after the other, Steve placed his feet on the long table as he relaxed after a hard day’s work of training.
“You’re getting slow, old man,” Sam joked, taking a seat next to him. “Almost beat you back there.”
“You wish,” Steve retorted, a small smile playing on his lips.
“Hey, Capsicle, no feet on the table,” Tony scolded, smacking Steve’s feet off the table. Rolling his eyes, Steve took down his feet as the rest of the team filed into the conference room.
“Okay, team meeting. Let’s do this,” Clint yawned as he laid his head on the table.
“I agree,” Wanda said with a yawn. “The sooner we are done with this the sooner I get a nap.”
“You will get your nap soon,” Tony said as he pulled out the folder with the meeting’s agenda on it. “Now, let’s get to it.”
The meeting dragged on for Steve. All he wanted to do was go take a cold shower and relax for the rest of the day. Because of the meeting’s overall boringness, Steve found himself glancing out of the window that displayed the hall. Just as Steve was about to look away, a flash of (Y/H/C) caught his eyes, drawing him back to the window.
There you were, following Fury in tow as he showed you around. Steve, intrigued by you, in more ways than one, kept looking at you from the window, ignoring whatever Tony was talking about. You listened intently to Fury, Steve noticed, always nodding along to whatever he had to say. You had moved further down the hall, which made Steve lean back on his chair as he tried to look at you for as long as he could. The further you moved down the hall, the further Steve had leaned back until-
“Uh, Steve?” Bucky asked as he looked down at his best friend sprawled out on the floor. Cheeks reddening at what just happened, Steve scrambled back up into his chair as the rest of the team looked at their Captain with confused looks.
“I’m all good,” Steve squeaked out, causing him to clear his throat. “Go on.”
Tony, finding this just too hilarious, began to walk towards the hallway. “What made you fall over, Cap?” Sticking his head out the door, Tony saw you and Fury at the end of the hallway talking as you turned down another corridor. Smiling to himself, Tony walked back into the conference room.
“I see what it is, now,” Tony said with a smirk, causing Steve’s cheeks to redden a bit more. “You’ve caught a glimpse of Dr. (Y/N) (Y/L/N).”
(Y/N)… that’s a pretty name, Steve thought as Tony explained that the team had a new doctor.
“When will we meet her?” Bruce asked, collecting all of his materials since the meeting had ended.
“Why not now?” Nat asked with a smile as she stood up. “I want a good look at the girl that made Steve fall over.”
The rest of the team stood up as they all said their agreements, following Nat and Tony out the door. Steve, still a little bit embarrassed, fell towards the back of the group with Bucky.
“All good, punk?” Bucky asked, nudging his best friend in the arm.
“Yeah, I’m good,” Steve replied, still in a daze about what just had happened.
Bucky, slightly chuckling at the look on his best friend’s face, pushed Steve forward. “Come on, let’s go meet the new Doc.”
Imagine: Being a witness to a crime and being put under Merlin’s protection.
Imagine: Being a witness to a crime and being put under Merlin’s protection.
Warnings: Strong language, alcohol.
You leant against a shiny metal table, stood next to Eggsy in what looked like what could be both a lab and a workshop.
“He’ll be here soon.” Eggsy promised for about the fourth time, glancing down at his watch. Y/N had been waiting for the past quarter of an hour for this mysterious ‘Merlin’ to turn up. Finally, footsteps could be heard nearing the door.
A rather handsom man rounded the corner, dressed in a well-fitting suit, starring at a clip board. He stopped a few steps into the room after finally looking up and noticing you both stood there.
“Merlin!” Eggsy started, “There you are, where the fuck have you been? No don’t worry, i’ve gotta to run soon. This is Y/N. She’s under our protection for a few days, don’t know why, no one tells me nothing. I was told to bring her to you while im on my mission-” Merlin’s shock was wearing off as Eggsy went on, he glanced at Y/N. “-Anyway so take good care of her yeah, and i’ll be back in a few hours or so.”
“Right, yes. Ok.” Merlin said, still staring at Y/N.
“See you two soon.” Eggsy replied, hurrying out of the room to his mission.
It was quiet for a few seconds.
“Well then, Hello, my name’s Merlin.” He held his hand out.
Y/N shook it gently “Hi, i’m Y/N.”
“Well urm-” Merlin looked arround his eyes settling on a bottle wine on the counter. He pointed to it. “-would you like some? It might help to rid some of the awkwardnes in the room?”
Y/N laughed. “Yes, but just a glass for me. I’m not that big of a drinker.”
Two and a half bottles later, Merlin and Y/N sat on the floor, both laughing messes.
“Oh god, i’m so drunk.” Y/N giggled.
“Where I come from, we call it shit-faced.”
“Holy crap, how classy. And here I was thinking you Brits were all polite and reserved and stuff.”
“Not quite darling. The british have many not so tasteful words for being drunk. How do you like pissed and hammered?”
“They aren’t to elegant, but awww… your accent is so cute!”
“Piss off Y/N”.
“I don’t mean to offend, but do you really all drink tea and eat scones and that all of the time?”
“Yeah, I drink tea most days, but I don’t care for scones too much. A lot of people in Britain don’t even like tea.”
“Well that’s dissappointing. Have you ever met the queen?”
“Yes, we used to meet for lunch every thursday.”
“NO WAY! Are you fucking with me?”
“Of course i’m fucking with you Y/N. I’ve never met the queen. Although I did help save her from an assassination attempt once.”
“Now that’s pretty darn cool.”
“Why thank you.”
“Anyways” Y/N said, wobbling as she stood up. “What’s in this lab of yours then Merlin? It’s well kept, all shiny. Almost as shiny as the top of your head.”
“I’ll take that as a compliment.”
“What’s this?” Y/N held up a small, black pistol.
“Don’t touch that, it would be dangerous even if we weren’t so fucking drunk” Merlin slurred, staggering towards Y/N. “Stop rifling through my drawers Y/N.”
Just then, Eggsy entered the room in time to see Merlin trip and fall over a wine bottle trying to grab his gun back and to hear Y/N say-
“I’ll let you riffle through my drawers, honey.”
Merlin and Y/N both froze when they saw Eggsy standing there, like two children who’s mother had caught stealing from the candy jar.
“Well.” Eggsy said “I can see that Merlin’s really fallen for you, Y/N”
This is my first piece of long-is writing in quite a while so I hope it is ok. This is also set sometime after Kingmans 2 in America and Y/N is from the south. I have not yet seen the film so some of this may be incorrect? Also I apologize if any of this is patronizing, I am from England so i’m not entirely sure what Americans do and don’ t know about us :)
Sorry if there are any spelling mistakes I’m terrible at spelling :)
Hey everyone! Holy crap, I checked this morning and I haven’t posted any writing in three weeks, I’m so sorry. I hope you enjoy this, though! It’s my first EVER Red Velvet writing!!!! And it’s about Seulgi aka my wife- ALSO: I have a song that kinda goes with this story. It doesn’t have many lyrics, but it’s really soothing to listen to.
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Holy Crap you guys!! I’m so excited and can’t believe I have this many people following my little shit show of a blog. You are all so wonderful to me and my heart is so happy❤️❤️❤️
I want to give a little shout out to a couple of people who listen to me ramble and chat with me about random shit on a regular basis and make my time on here even more amazing…
@wheninriverdale Girl you were the first one to message me on here and i’m so happy you did. You will always be my Tumblr bestie and even though your life is crazy busy and I miss chatting with you everyday you are still the best❤️
@gershwinn I’m so happy we started talking and love our random conversations about just about everything. You are hilarious and such a great guy and i’m so happy I have gotten to know you. You are seriously the biggest sweetheart.
I also wanted to say to anyone who is new to the fandom or even if your not new and want to chat about just about anything, send me a message! I’m always up for chatting with anyone!😘
Sorry i’m so extra with this post but that’s just how I am! 😆 Thanks for all the love everyone!💜
My instinctual answer is to say “Finally, a real Fire Emblem Game again” but that might be a little harsh so let me qualify. I mean, after all, I’ve spent so much time on drawings for Awakening, and even some for Fates. I have SO MANY PAGES of art for Virion alone. Awakening probably also helped to prop me up from being crushed by depression in a sense. Seems a little cruel to chuck those games under the bus, right?
cut for spoilerssssss (mostly vague, but just in case)
Holy crap, I just realized today is officially one year since I saw the ultimate edition of Batman v Superman in theaters. That is still hands down the best movie going experience I ever had next to seeing Wonder Woman for the first time with my fianceé. That day I knew I was apart of an awesome fandom. So many people there were just as much fans of the movie as I was and it was the first time I could sit and talk about everything I loved about BvS with someone in person. I also met a bunch of awesome people who I still keep in contact with today. This fandom is seriously one of the main reasons I love the DCEU so much. So thank all of you for spreading so much love and positivity to each other!
“Someone was accused of raping another mun. They had a callout post made about them. I blocked the accused mun and everyone else who reblogged it because I don’t do drama, period.
Then I ended up seeing another post on my dash that went something like “Unfollow me if you’re friends/follow (accused mun)”. I went through the post and blocked every single person who had reblogged it. Over 500 people.
It’s such a shit-disturbing, confrontational post and it basically screams “Yeah, bitch, you wanna go?” to all of their followers, even though most of these followers probably never even heard of that mun before, so they were essentially being dragged into that drama, too, even though it would’ve been better and less stressful if they simply were told politely as a warning, or not at all.
I also blocked anyone who was directly sending the accused mun messages telling them to “kill yourself”. There were at least 50 people doing that. Like, HOLY CRAP! The person that’s being accused of things, shitty as their actions were, already had a callout post made about them and they will be dealt with if Tumblr deems them dangerous.
Stop dragging the drama on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and getting all your poor followers involved. Just block them, for crying out loud. There are so many drama whores on this fucking website nowadays.“
Request: Can you make me a story where a certain agent (me hehe) is painting and Peitro comes in demanding that A certain agent paint him err.. in his birthday suit? 😋
A/N: Omg I love this idea! This is totally something Pietro would do! I don’t know if you wanted smut or not so I didn’t put any in there, because I don’t do smut in requests unless the person requests it because I don’t know what they’re comfortable with. I think I made it a bit longer than it needed to be… I hope you like it. :)
You were in your room painting a picture of Wanda. Pepper had heard about your art skills and thought that it would be good publicity for the team if you painted portraits of all of them to put in a local art museum. You happily agreed. But instead of having all the Avengers sit still for hours you just asked all of them to give you their favorite picture of themselves and let you paint that. You were just finishing the last touches on Wanda’s when you felt a breeze and saw some familiar blue and silver strays in your room. “I’m guessing your up next?” You ask the speedster and he smiles at you and nods. Since joining the team to help train the new recruits you had gotten close to Pietro, dare you say quite fond of him. He would flirt with you constantly but you never imagined your relationship as anything more than that.
“Yes I am.” He replies and smirks. Was he blushing a bit?
“Okay so where is your picture?” You ask him and he bites his lip.
“Actually I want to model…” He says and you arch an eyebrow.
“Pietro you can barely sit still for more than five minutes, how are you supposed to model for a picture?” You say and he shrugs and you laugh at the situation.
“I will find a way.” He says.
“Well if you want to try then be my guest.” You say and Pietro smirks and then becomes a blur again. Before you can open your mouth to ask what he’s doing, your jaw drops when you see him standing in front of you….naked.
Okay, for those laughing right now, shut up. I’d heard rumours to the effect but had never actually read them. I downloaded them as ebooks and ohhhh myyyy goddddds, no wonder newbie Wiccans get a bad reputation. If that kind of crap is among the most widely accessible 101 books, one can hardly blame them for coming up with some real gems. How could they do otherwise when it’s likely to be one of the first sources they read?
Less than a hundred pages in, highlights include:
- Talking about the Crusaders going to Persia and running into a nasty horned God there who they decided would make a great Satan, bringing him back to Europe and telling them he was Satan and a fallen angel. Just, what? Firstly, Crusaders = post conversion, and in fact that was the point. Secondly, weren’t they hanging around Jerusalem to, you know, fight off the Muslims, as part of the perpetual fight over that tiny strip of land? Also, what Persian horned God? Not only was there not one (unless you go back to say, Babylonian conquest over two thousand years earlier) but by that point I believe Persian was Muslim, so seriously, what horned God?
- Saying witches don’t believe in Satan. Well shit, anyone give you that memo, fellow demonolaters? Also, which Satan exactly? Are we talking Lucifer? The demons referred to in that role? Iblis? Angra Mainyu? Or the big red guy of pop culture Christianity?
- Saying that mixing pantheons is advanced work made me facepalm. Just, it’s not that I object to say, working with one pantheon at a time to learn about those Gods very well, but the phrasing is weird, and it looked more like she was talking about mishmashing them inappopriately anyway. I mean, nothing wrong with working with different pantheons, but ye gods the piecemeal shoving them together and ignoring individual likes on the parts of the deities involved, including of ritual structure, and the fact some of them don’t get on? Yeah, that can’t possibly go bad, sure. -_-
- Also, the line, ‘rubbing their hands excitedly together’ is kind of tragic, as I doubt the Crusaders were Disney villains in how they planned to convert the populace.
- Her list of the deities as a, 'pick one of these!’ made my brain bleed. Two, frequently inaccurate, lines about each deity? Referring to Inanna solely as a mother Goddess when she’s, among other things, a badass Queen of Heaven war Goddess? Referring to Hecate as a Crone moon Goddess when statues from the ancients portray her like this? Being inaccurate with basically every other deity listed too? Listing them together, A to Z in a, 'pick one that sounds good’? And so on? Urggggghhhh.
- Wow, even the sources she cited at the end of that particular chapter consisted largely of non-peer reviewed and likely non-edited generic new age and/or fluffy pagan crap, there were no actual mythology books - scholarly or otherwise.
Bitching aside, the sad thing is, when I first stated looking at Wicca, when I was about 11, I remember seeing on suggested reading lists back before there were really many good resources on the net like there are now. I never wound up reading her because I couldn’t actually find her books in any bookstores, which further highlights the lack of news available. But if I had read her? I imagine I probably would have thought it amazing and she was amazing, and because I was young, wouldn’t have known to fact check. And considering this was 1999ish, there weren’t really many places to fact check anyway.
I guess what I’m saying is that it’s pretty great there’s so many resource blogs around, including specifically niche ones dealing with specific aspects of polytheism, demonolatry and the occult that weren’t around then. And while occasionally noobs can kind of grate a bit with asking what seem like really basic questions, it’s actually awesome that they can, instead of having to take at face value poorly researched crap. I’d rather get Pagan 101 questions than deal with people who stay willfully ignorant because holy crap, this is Tumblr, it’s exploding with resources if you go looking for them!
I really wish there were better Pagan 101 books though, or even Pagan books in general because there is a serious shortage of good quality ones that are widely distributed even now. Granted this may not be the case in overseas (I live in Australia), but there’s seriously just the one large Pagan/New Age specific bookshop in my city with over a million population. The store is quite big… but filled mostly with New Age crap about self-proclaim psychic messiahs, crystal vibrations, mystical healing aliens, etc. There is all of one bookcase filled with Pagan books, most of which aren’t particularly great. Most of the Pagans I run into offline are way more ignorant than those online, as most of the non-geeks don’t have any idea about the internet resources that are out there. And with no good reading materials… well, the cycle of fail just goes on.
(Also, because I’m a masochist I’m going to keep reading Silver Ravenwolf. It’s terrible reading but I want to know what sort of misinformation she’s spreading about her own damn religion. Wish me luck, gentle Tumblrites, I may end up with a brain hemorrhage.)
Okay so now that I have a clear head and a moment to sit down and type, I want to share my experience from Monday night!
First thank you @mrschiltoncat for getting me out of my cave and inviting me to go! I really appreciate it! It’s been a rough few months but this was awesome!
So we arrive at Joe’s Pub about an hour before the show and take our seats right up front. I was holding it together for most of the show but inside I have to admit I was freaking out! We were so close! Holy crap! Honestly any seat in the pub would have rocked. It was small and very intimate. Wonderful place! And the ASTEP people are awesome! It’s a great group of people who do amazing things for kids! They are worth supporting 100%!
Raul was the last individual performer to come out and he was INCREDIBLE! He sang two songs. Hearing Hallelujah live and in person is truly like no other! It was other worldly. This song, even though Raul said it’s about a masochistic relationship, describes the pain and hurt I think many of us are feeling right now. The way he sings it, I think taps into the true meaning that Leonard Cohen was going for. While he was singing it, I was in awe. I had chills. Our guy can freaking sing! Damn!
His next song was a salsa inspired version of O Holy Night. This is one of my favorite Christmas songs and I loved the twist on it. Raul got into it and shook his hips a bit. You can take the boy out of the Caribbean but you can’t take the Caribbean out of the boy. It was great!
After the concert was over, @mrschiltoncat and I rushed out to meet Raul who was standing in the lobby of the theatre. When we got to talk to him I handed him three awesome drawings from @larkistin! A Barson one, a Bobby one, and a Jonas one. And he loved them! I loved the Bobby one the best it seemed. We got to talk to him for what seemed like a long time. It was awesome!
We also asked why he likes to sing barefoot. He told us that it was something he started doing in college and he just felt comfortable doing it so it stuck. So now we know why he sings barefoot and when it started. Ha!
We got talking about what a difficult year this has been all around and he mentioned how it had been for family related issues. I said same here. He turned to me and said, “Oh no! You too?” I told him how I lost my mom in September. He reached out and hugged me and told me how sorry he was. He mentioned how he was dealing with some health issues with his mom and how it was scary for him. He had spent the past week in Miami dealing with it. So when we have an upcoming episode without Raul, this is likely the cause of it.
I told him how my mom and I watched SVU every week and Barba’s our favorite character. He told me that it meant a lot to him. I told him how his music and performances have helped me through hard times in the past and they are helping me through them now. I rolled up my sleeves and said I’m the tattoo girl you met at Cymbeline last year. He smiled and he said he remembered. And he hugged me again.
I also had a chance to ask him in person about the book @skittle479 and I along with the assistance of the good folks of the Esparza fandom put together for his birthday last year. He said he loved it and was very moved by it. It sits in his dressing room on a self with items he got from the fans including the two penguins @adarafaelbarbas and I got him…aka Mr. Barba’s penguins, Chilton’s business card, a flask for Barba, a Fordham Law hat (or maybe a pin), and the book that @mrschiltoncat got him.
One of the ladies who was standing with us mentioned the present she got him which was the two photos Raul took at the Jersey Shore of the sunrise and the double rainbow. Raul and I talked about how rare it was for us to see full rainbows on the east coast. We both had seen them in Moab, Utah area. It’s awesome him and I share that connection!
Before Raul had to leave for the night, we got our picture taken with him and got one more hug. He’s truly a wonderful kindhearted person. I think he would have stayed all night if someone didn’t pull him away. He is so nice to his fans. The hugs he gave me…I wish I could describe it properly. They made me feel like for the first time in months everything would be okay. They are truly medicine!
Honest question. Why are so many people obsessed with this relationship? Good and bad. I get gossip but holy crap. It starts in twitter, bleeds to blogs, internet mags see it and spread it further for clicks and$$$. Ive never scene so many people losing minds over people they don't even know. Brad and Angie never had this, granted not much social media then. It would be funny if they were just 2 people doing normal boring stuff, and the public created and interpreted most of the mess. Why ???
First remember that back on the day of Brad and Angie internet was diferent. So that already tells a Lot.
Now JS and Chris. It’s not normal to a “hot celebrity” date a normal woman that can be tagged as nerdy and is Peculiar like her.
That sells. It’s the prince charming tale everyone loves. Everyone loves a story of people from different worlds falling in love. So many movies has that plot.
It sells, that’s why it’s everywhere and it’s getting so much attention.
As all of you know, I have been totes obsessed with my dog and his shoes lately.
Lets go back a bit. This is the first winter I am living with Shakes in NYC - last winter I had to send him to live with my parents for a few months because I broke my leg and couldn’t walk at all and it wasn’t very snowy before that so I didn’t get it. In NYC you NEED shoes. Whatever they put on the streets eats the feet raw. Even if you wash them immediately after getting home. It happened to Shakes.
I am not the one to dress my dog, Shakes really doesn’t need it. His coat is thick enough to enjoy a Polar Vortex. The only time I dress him is on Halloween, at only for about 15 minutes at that, for my own amusement and a pic for you guys :)
However, after his toes started bleeding in the street after he walked over a bunch of de-icer, I went out and got him shoes. I was ready to go with my camera because I thought he would walk much like Winston, in the video below. Much to my dismay, he took to his shoes right away and didn’t mind them one bit.
These shoes have been the best 15 bux I ever spent. His feet healed and even the little allergies he had on them before hand went away.
So, to the point of my rant. The reason I said all this is because a video of a Doxie named Winston recently went viral. I’m sure you’ve seen it already but if you haven’t here it is - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEpZUwd7BTs I thought it was hilarious! I laughed out loud at my desk watching Winston stumble around. Then I looked at the comments.
Holy crap. I could not believe how many people were throwing hate at this video. Anything from “Stupid human jerks” and “These people should not be allowed to own a pet” to some serious death threats. One person, who was especially hateful, said something like “Can’t you just carry him?” You ass, where you gonna carry him in New York City? The next block which has even more salt? Or maybe she should just hold him up in the air while he does his business? UGH!
I don;t know this lady or her dog, but I am mad for her!
Look at this freaking dog. He is beautiful, well taken care of, lives in a beautiful home and just wasn’t used to the way his feet felt in these booties. And people are saying that someone should come and take him away because she is ABUSING him? WHAT?
I can’t imagine, if I was Winston’s mom and I got an overwhelming negative response like she did… I would take the video down.
She is pretty graceful in her response though. It looks like she answers EVERY negative comment, and politely, if I may add. I would probably be telling people to go sit on it and rotate, if it was me.
I would like to send out a tip of the hat to Winston’s mom. Whose only crime was to have a sense of humor about her dog walking funny in his new shoes, which he needs for his health.
People do not get the “NYC Dog problems” (New blog idea? LOL) Road salt is probably one of the biggest… hot pavement in the summer is another. There is no escaping it, and shoes are the ONLY answer. Or you know… you can just not let your dog outside for weeks or months…. That surely is more humane… right.
I wish The Straights would leave history alone like there are so many badass gays and especially lesbians/bisexual women who's sexuality was erased or even subverted to make them appear straight. I'm learning that so many of those 'boring' historical figures I didn't give a crap about in high school were actually gay and did awesome things!
Oh my God I KNOW holy fuck! In general people fuck with history and make it more boring to fit cishet white imperialist agendas but that’s a separate rant entirely… I love history and it keeps turning out that all my faves were DEFINITELY gay. like Michelangelo? def gay. Emily Dickinson, my mother who was me in a past life? either bi or gay but she loved girls for sure. Virginia Woolf? learned about her as just a feminist; girl she was a GAY AF FEMINIST. I could keep going. I know there’s even better examples but I just went with my personal faves
anyway what really boils my blood about this is that historians are SUCH assholes about it. Like they straight-up destroyed and hid Sappho’s writing to make it seem like she was straight. the poor thing made a joke one time that was like “yeahhh oh yes I have a husband, Dick Allcocks from Man Island” and male historians were like “Sappho!!! the heterosexual poet!!!” because of this. really shitty. they’ll take the gayest shit and turn it into gal pals or guys being bros. and erase very important movements and powerful works of art and meaningful moments in history to make their point. and believe it or not, erasing history has very very bad effects. (i would rant about erasing parts of history that don’t benefit white supremacy but like I said… that’s a separate rant) but yeah straight male historians will do anything to keep their faves straight. gross
Re: your “Dean Winchester and the End of Free Will” meta - LOVED it, so detailed and well-worded *hearteyes*, and can I talk to you more about it?
That meta got me thinking, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to put it into words in a way that makes sense, but I feel there are 3 “components” to Dean’s attitude on free will:
1.) Dean denies himself free will, and is thus released from having to take any responsibility for his actions;
2.) others around him DO have free will, BUT
3.) Dean is the only one who is allowed to decide how/if it is exercised.
I’m looking at how Dean treated Sam throughout the seasons - IMO were Dean to really believe that people don’t have a choice/are who they are, he wouldn’t be kicking Sam so much over all his perceived “betrayals”. In 8x06 he actually says, in so many words, that demon blood, Ruby, losing his soul (still so very bitter and angry over this, like holy crap), hunting with Samuel, are not Sam’s mistakes, they’re his choices - very clearly assigning free will and blame to Sam.
Yes, he was under the influence of the cursed penny, but the penny needs for some grievance to be there in the first place to latch on to, as proved by Garth, not to mention that Dean had previously said all these things, in some variation or another, when under absolutely no influence whatsoever, and in fact gave the very same list to Sam in 8x23 as “sins” Sam needed to confess, so I feel safe in assuming that this is how Dean actually feels.
Then there’s Kevin with the whole “And now he’s in it… whether he likes it or not”, and Sam’s most important question yet “So…free will, that’s only for you?” Because Dean does have a history of deciding other people’s lives for them and, as such, overriding their free will - Lisa and Ben, Kevin (already mentioned), and of course Sam (oh dear God Sam).
I’m not actually sure where I’m going with this. Fascination, I guess, with the mental gymnastics Dean must be going through to validate his life choices?
I am SO sorry for rambling at you, but you kinda said you didn’t mind discussion, and I wasn’t sure whether it’s okay to put all this into a reblog of your meta bc I didn’t want to hog the post, and YOUR META MADE ME HAVE ALL THE THINKY THOUGHTS.
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for sending this to me. It makes total sense, and I am so very here for talking about Dean and free will.
(Original meta on the topic of Dean’s denial of free will here, if anyone dares.)
I love your thoughts on this subject! I very much agree with you on your discussion of the penny. While I don’t hold Dean responsible for his violence in that scene, since he was under a strong, supernatural influence, it seems clear that there was a lot of truth in the vitriol he unleashed on Sam. The way he treats others, like you mentioned, also seems to imply that Dean sometimes values his ability to choose for people over their freedom to choose for themselves.
Wild speculation on Dean’s thought processes and motivations beyond this point as well as criticism of some of those choices. You have been warned. Read on at your peril.
I love that you brought up how complex and convoluted Dean’s treatment of free will really is. It’s so true that he seems to hold others responsible for their actions, especially Sam, and yet shy away from taking responsibility for the very real harm his own actions cause, hiding behind a very black-and-white, militaristic “me or them” mentality and the belief that he had no choice.
He accepts the ‘choice’ part of free will, but (when it comes to his own actions) discards the idea of personal responsibility that free choice necessarily entails.
His actions regarding free will are so twisted and self-contradictory, in fact, that I sometimes think they’re just some subconscious last-ditch coping mechanism for him, a way for him to preserve the status-quo and the way he prefers needs to see himself and his role in Sam’s life. (Namely, the Big Brother and benevolent protector who does bad things for good reasons and saves people.) In the end, I think it’s all tied up in and inextricably connected to Dean’s unwillingness to admit that he’s wrong.
Jensen Ackles has acknowledged (more than once, but I can’t find the other quote now) that Dean will not ask for help or admit he’s wrong. Jensen admits that that part of Dean baffles him; he doesn’t know why Dean won’t do those things. I think the show gives us some very compelling reasons why he might not, though:
If he admits he’s wrong, he’s making himself vulnerable to Sam. He’s putting himself on an equal level and admitting that he’s made a mistake. That’s a problem, I think, because if Dean admits that he’s capable of making a huge and damaging mistake, it opens up a lot of his past treatment of Sam to the same scrutiny, and he’s just not in the right place to face that or make changes in his life, so he keeps up that lie with everything he has. (He was in the right place at the end of season 5, but things have changed since then.) Sam has to be the screw-up, the flawed one, the little brother/dependent, the one that needs Dean’s support and forgiveness. If he’s not, then the shaky foundations on which Dean has built his self-worth start to crumble.
Acknowledging his own part in the whole demon blood and Ruby debacle would be to say that he didn’t treat Sam right and that he made some harmful choices not with but for Sam.
Same with killing Amy. If that was wrong, and if people can rise above circumstances they were literally born into, it makes it that much harder for Dean to uphold his shaky beliefs about his own responsibility.
If he asks for help, the same thing happens. He puts so much of himself into believing that he (and their relationship) is good for Sam, and that he can ‘watch out’ for Sam. If he asks for help from anyone, he’s once again admitting that he isn’t as confident in his role as he needs to be to maintain it.
Sticking to his belief that Sam makes bad ‘choices’ re: demon blood, soullessness, and Purgatory cements in Dean’s mind the idea that Sam needs someone to help him make the right choice, someone to keep an eye on him, and that feeds into that need to be the leader and supporter.
If Sam can be blamed and is to blame for things, then Dean doesn’t really have to acknowledge his own guilt. The Gadreel thing quickly got derailed (in perhaps one of the most impressive red herrings in the show) from the real discussion about Sam’s right to make choices about his body for himself to ‘you would’ve done the same.’ And when Sam replied that if Dean were in the exact same circumstances, he wouldn’t actually usurp his free will like that, Dean grabbed onto that and made it about how Sam wouldn’t rescue him if he were in danger… which wasn’t at all what Sam said. (Dean either didn’t understand or chose to ignore the same circumstances clause in Sam’s response). Either way, that kept him from ever acknowledging or facing his responsibility in what happened to Sam.
Interestingly, though, Dean is capable of acknowledging his responsibility in things. He just does it in front of people who aren’t Sam. That makes things a lot more complicated, but it does make sense re: his attempts to preserve the status quo in his and Sam’s relationship.
That’s part of why I think his response to Sam’s accusations about Gadreel and his response to Sam’s apology in 11.11 are so perfectly in character but also very not okay. The thing is, I think Dean tries to tell himself (and Amy, and other ‘monsters’) that he is doomed by circumstance and unable to change, but the fact is that he can change if he actually recognizes the flaws in his thinking and the unhealthy and harmful effects it’s having on his relationship with Sam. Until that happens–if it ever happens–I’m not sure how much he can grow as a character. He remains static by necessity, because he doesn’t want to change.
All of this is just speculation based on the way he has interacted with Sam in the past and the things he’s admitted about the way he treats Sam, but it’s the most plausible reasoning I can come up with for what are (as you said!) some pretty impressive mental gymnastics to justify his choices. I welcome disagreement and discussion.
Holy crap, when I first uploaded this I just wanted rant about the annoying shit the flash writers were doing with Iris. But ONE THOUSAND VIEWS?!?!?! Seriously, the westallen fandom is fucking amazing. I got so much positive feedback on this video and so many people agreed with my frustrations. Thank you so much, this really means a lot to me. Thank you westallen fandom so much.