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The best hostage exchange in the history of cinema

Anyways, please watch Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Star Trek TOS: Someone fucking kidnaps Spock’s brain and Kirk has to find it.

Star Trek TNG: Beverly Crusher has ghost sex with a fucking ghost alien that also did that with HER GRANDMOTHER?

Star Trek Ds9: There’s an entire fucking episode with a bunch of useless Ferengi running around exchanging hostages and being useless and hilarious omg. Also an entire episode on baseball.

Star Trek Voyager: Janeway has to dress up as a black and white character in a game to save some fucking holographic aliens that has DECLARED WAR WITH THE GAME.

 Star Trek, reblog if you agree.

Superhero AUs #3

Civilian Edition

- ‘I’m a superhero and you’re the really attractive, should-be-a-supermodel cop in charge of the Supers division and I desperately want you to like me’ AU
- ‘I’m a police officer, you’re the superhero that keeps leaving supervillains tied up on my desk as ‘presents’ and honestly I’d rather have doughnuts’ AU

- ‘I’m the best friend of a superhero, you’re the main supervillain’s wife, sometimes we cross paths on hostage exchanges and share eye rolls’ AU
- ‘So now we’re tied up in a rogue government facility while our respective supers try to rescue us, wanna go get drinks sometime and moan about all these goddam superpowered idiots thinking they’re so bloody special’ AU

- ‘I’m the barista at a local coffee shop and you just strolled in bleeding, battered and clad in your full supervillain costume, please don’t kill us… hey put that down you still have to pay y’know’ AU
- ‘I’m a supervillain who just beat the resident superhero into the floor and am internally panicking because I have no idea what to do this newfound power, you’re the barista who’s still insisting I have to pay for my espresso’ AU

- ‘I work in a DIY shop and you are so the local supervillain, put that down or so help me I will call the cops, the heroes and probably the mayor’ AU
- ‘I’m the local supervillain and I buy supplies for my creations from the shop you work in, are you actually going to hit me with that spade or can I buy these screws?’ AU

- ‘I’m the journalist on the supers beat and all of you watch too many damn superhero TV shows, the whole lot of you need to stop goddamn kidnapping me because I don’t know anyone’s secret ID, okay? Also I’m going to rate this kidnapping a poor 4.5 out of 10, at least the heroes gave me popcorn, you tightwad’ AU
- ‘I’m the editor for your newspaper and I have to remove all of your mini rants from your articles, but I keep them in a file and laugh at them when I’m having a bad day but oh lord I think you just caught me; what do you mean you left them in for my entertainment?’ AU

- ‘You’re crouched behind a car with me looking utterly terrified, you’re not from around here, are you?’ AU
- ‘What the hell is wrong with your city? There’s a supervillain throwing cars around thirty foot away, and you’re completely calm. What do you mean, ‘it’s Tuesday’? This happens every week? Dear god, how are any of you still alive?’ AU

- ‘I have an essay due and I am sick to death of these goddamn supervillains holding up the goddamn traffic with their goddamn overdramatic monologues’ AU
- ‘I was sat in my car scared stiff of the supervillain two feet away, you climbed on top of my car to lecture them about their terrible oratory skills and overuse of rhetorical questions, please can I take you out on a date you’re the most amazing person I’ve ever seen’ AU

- ‘You’ve been brooding on my rooftop for the last week, I get that it’s a great spot for looking across the city skyline but you’re shivering, please accept this hot chocolate as a sort of thanks for protecting the city’ AU
- ‘You launched a mug of hot chocolate at me and gabbled something about saving the city, now I can’t stop grinning behind my mask and you can’t stop blushing’ AU

- ‘I’m the supervillain that always discreetly calls the fire brigade before I fight the pyrokinetic superhero, you’re the fireman that always arrives on the first truck and excuse the pun but you’re smoking hot’
- ‘The whole station knows that you always call us before a fight because I recognised your voice from a recording, so we staged a mini rebellion and ‘accidentally’ turned the firehose on the hero when they were arresting you. What are you waiting for, run!’ AU

- ‘I’m the bartender at a dive bar where the city’s most prolific hero and villain often come to drink away their sorrows, as of yet they’ve not shown up on the same night but they just had an all-out, city-wide fight and I’m dreading my shift this evening’ AU
- ‘I’m a regular patron, you’re the bartender, the only two other people in here are definitely the hero and villain who were on the news all day today and they’re glaring at each other across the bar, don’t worry hun I won’t abandon you, why don’t you come to my table and- okay now they’re fighting, we’re under the table and you’re super cute, seen any good movies lately?’ AU

I think I may have mentioned this before, but I want a canon-divergent fic where the Prouvaire-Javert hostage exchange is successful. How would Javert feel about this? Would he be disgusted that he owes his life to the National Guard’s capitulation and/or Enjolras’ mercy (albeit not completely shattered by it in the same way he is by Valjean’s sparing him)?

Or would he view it as fair, it’s a life for a life and now he and Prouvaire can go back to mutually opposing one another? Of course he can’t go back to the barricade, but he can certainly pass on what he knows to his superiors (if his intelligence is still useful, that is), and he can continue to oppose the revolt in other ways. When he’s freed by Valjean, on the other hand, there is no mutually beneficial exchange; the kindness and benefit only goes one way, and the only way to give it back is to stop pursing Valjean, which he of course cannot justify to himself. There is no way to be fair and to still fulfill his “duty,” whereas in the hostage situation, there is: Prouvaire’s being released back to the Amis would make it “fair; Enjolras’s mercy is not unconditional (he wants Javert dead, just less than he wants Prouvaire alive; but Valjean wants Javert alive even if it means being arrested). Also, even if Javert thinks the National Guard should have let him die, the hostage exchange was the National Guard’s call and thus it’s their dereliction of duty, not his own. Javert may be quick to punish himself for his own failures (i.e., denouncing Madeleine), but I don’t think he would kill himself for someone else’s mistake.

How would his being spared by the hostage exchange affect Valjean? Would Javert eventually arrest him or would he inevitably be in Valjean’s debt some other way, because that’s just the way this moral universe works?

And lastly, would Prouvaire become another object of obsession for Javert? For instance, would he reason that if he hadn’t gotten himself captured, Prouvaire would be dead, so now making sure Prouvaire is killed in the battle becomes his responsibility?

roones  asked:

I'm reading LoK's TV Tropes fridge horror page. The last entry under the Book Two tab says, in regards to Mako taking advantage of Korra's loss of memory (by not telling her that they broke up), "It should be noted that after this incident, Mako never wins back the full trust of his friends until the series finale (when he almost sacrifices himself)." Do you think this is true? I'm currently writing about Korra's trust of the krew in Book Three and now I'm questioning things.

Well, that’s certainly an interpretation, and I see where it comes from, but it’s not mine. I mean to me it’s pretty clear that even if things are a little stilted with Mako in Book 3, he’s trusted and valued. Korra is clearly relieved when they reunite at the Misty Palms Oasis, he is given control of one of the radios during airbender hostage exchange, people listen to his ideas (Lake Laogai), and he and Asami are clearly working together to help Tenzin. Like, they know he has their back, even if he isn’t able to explicate that until the Book 4 finale. And that’s not touching his fighting over Ming Hua.

Like in Remembrances, he clearly talks about working with Korra as friends during the events of Book 3, and how great that was. I think he was just a little awkward still because it seemed like neither Mako or Korra really figured out what went wrong in their relationship, even though they could see it wasn’t working. And then his exes were hanging out (and flirting) all the time, so yeah, shit was weird. But a lack of trust? I don’t see that.

Aaalso, the “taking advantage of” thing is questionable. Like, from what I can tell, it seemed like Mako didn’t want to be in a relationship with her anymore, but just didn’t want to fight again because she was dealing with a lot and it would hurt her. He was acting like a coward, but I don’t think he was preying on her or anything, you know? But just my interpretation, obviously.

A Great Declaration from the great Lords of Toryblr Regarding Holy Matrimony

Toryblr endorses the union of @ad-parnassum 

 and @libertarian–princess 

To unite the The Most Serene Faction of Toryblr and the Honorable Men of Freeblr.

The ceremony will be conducted by his grace @ex-pertinacia-scientia.
In the most noble tradition of hostage exchange, We propose that the Bride should join the Family of Toryblr.
Given to the public in the city of Liberland,
on the third day of August,
In the year of our Lord two thousand and sixteen. 
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Let’s develop Beth’s character literally 10 minutes before we kill her - the braid and the bracelets

A pretty common complaint about Beth’s ‘death’ is that her character grew so much, only to be killed mid-season. What was the point of developing her character if they had no intentions of keeping her alive? Well I have more annoyance to add to this already annoying situation lol. (Sorry for all the pictures, but I think they help).

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