The truth is, I’ve never cared for the National
Anthem. If you think about it, it’s not a good
song. Too high for most of us with “the rockets
red glare” and then there are the bombs.
(Always, always, there is war and bombs.)
Once, I sang it at homecoming and threw
even the tenacious high school band off key.
But the song didn’t mean anything, just a call
to the field, something to get through before
the pummeling of youth. And what of the stanzas
we never sing, the third that mentions “no refuge
could save the hireling and the slave”? Perhaps,
the truth is, every song of this country
has an unsung third stanza, something brutal
snaking underneath us as we blindly sing
the high notes with a beer sloshing in the stands
hoping our team wins. Don’t get me wrong, I do
like the flag, how it undulates in the wind
like water, elemental, and best when it’s humbled,
brought to its knees, clung to by someone who
has lost everything, when it’s not a weapon,
when it flickers, when it folds up so perfectly
you can keep it until it’s needed, until you can
love it again, until the song in your mouth feels
like sustenance, a song where the notes are sung
by even the ageless woods, the short-grass plains,
the Red River Gorge, the fistful of land left
unpoisoned, that song that’s our birthright,
that’s sung in silence when it’s too hard to go on,
that sounds like someone’s rough fingers weaving
into another’s, that sounds like a match being lit
in an endless cave, the song that says my bones
are your bones, and your bones are my bones,
and isn’t that enough?
Swiss Army Man is one of the most mindfuck movie I could see in my life.
How could I even describe it……… dumb but beautiful, ridiculous but touching, embarrassing but funny, making no sense but coherent…..
Does it mean anything for you? me neither x) but it’s been a while I haven’t laughed that much in front of a movie, and most than that, it really makes me feel good inside, like it can make you see the good things of life :’)
Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano truly shine in this movie and I have to say it but, this duet became one of my most favourite ‘brotp’ in cinema.
Also, the music are just so much original, you will actually want to sing them then.
When they’d gone, Lady Sybil sat for a while staring at her hands.
(…) In many ways, she told herself, she was very lucky. She was very proud of Sam. He worked hard for a lot of people. He cared about people who weren’t important. He always had far more to cope with than was good for him. He was the most civilized man she’d ever met. Not a gentleman, thank goodness, but a gentle man.
She never really knew what it was he did. (…) He tended to drop his clothes into the laundry basket before he eventually came to bed, so she’d only hear later from the laundry girl about the bloodstains and the mud.
(…) There was a Sam Vimes she knew, who went out and came home again, and out there was another Sam Vimes who hardly belonged to her and lived in the same world as all those men with the dreadful names…
Sybil Ramkin had been brought up to be thrifty, thoughtful, genteel in an outdoor sort of way, and to think kindly of people.
She looked at the pictures again, in the silence of the house.
Then she blew her nose loudly and went off to do the packing and other sensible things.
I'm so excited for the possibility of Magnus meeting Max, but I see that most people focus on the Max and Magnus part of it. I want that too, but I'm even more excited because of what this means to Alec. In the books Alec never had a chance to tell his little brother that he was gay or introduce him to Magnus, and I always found that so unfair, specially to someone like Alec, who loves his siblings so much and values their opinions. I really hope we get that on the show, Alec deserves that.
Yeah I agree! Alec in the books had a lot of regrets when it came to Max tbh and not only did Alec believe Max didn’t seem to like him as much as Jace, the narrative reinforced this a bit, too? I found that unfortunate bc there was no good reason for it except to emphasize how Alec gets a chance to like…fully bond with his adopted son the way he never got to do with Max bc it was cut short. And I wasn’t sure how I felt about that tbh. Like OK, Alec is not as “fun” as Jace, but Max wasn’t a very outgoing or energetic child. He was a bit quiet and enjoyed reading, so idk why Alec couldn’t have bonded with him over books etc. It just felt emotionally cheap and unnecessary.
Anyway, it’s nice that on the show, Max seems to look up to Alec as a big brother – someone Max can safely whine to about their parents being unfair but also someone he listens to. I think it’d be cool to see Max respond to the whole thing because children are, well, children and sometimes they say things, and I can imagine Max just one day being like, “I’m glad you like Magnus, he makes you less grumpy” and Alec is simultaneously insulted and endeared in the way that only kids can do to you.
The bottoming question is confusing to me. I couldn't tell you who bottoms in my fave fics. HL's characterization is most important to me. The same traits come back from fic to fic so they feel familiar. But the way they fuck? Why would one bottoming be better to read than the other? I don't get it. Like at all. I've never seen anyone explain it. I get that taste is personal but I don't understand even having a specific taste for BL or BH.
I couldn’t tell you who bottoms in HALF OF MY OWN FICS. Lmao.
I’ve said this before in my group chat but if H&L have sex more than once in my fic, it’s likely that they each get a turn. I do get people might have a preference but, like, when it comes to smut I have a preference for, like… rimming, and riding, but it’s not like I won’t read a fic where that doesn’t happen and it’s not like I even ever seek out fics with that in. If I read the tags and it says one of those things I might be like “yay!” But that’s it. Some of the anons I’ve read or comments on fics honestly astound me tbh.
white people have "entitlement" if they want to worship non white gods but the gods of white people are open to all races? that looks very hypocritical
Uh… Yeah, my bad, I probably should have specified what I meant. I’m talking about like most closed religions, like Native Americans and Hawaiian and the like. Kemeticism and Hinduism, practices created by their respective races, are rather open religions.
Look, I don’t want any of y’all getting hurt doing something you REALLY shouldn’t be doing. I don’t want to be playing a game of “told you so.” Off the top of my head, most ““““white”““““ religions are pretty open, for anyone to practice. Like Hellenism, Norse polytheism, and Celtic. Just be careful with what you guys do, okay?
How would a Cap Sun/Mercury, Aqua Moon/Venus, Scorpio Mars (m) show interest in a childhood friend (we've known each other for like ever) and he told me he wouldn't want to ruin the friendship (we were talking in general not our situation) and I totally agree with him but..... I just can't
I think very much the same way most people would: be more nervous & happy around you, perhaps invite you to even more stuff or get even friendlier with you than they already are, perhaps not being able to hold eye contact for /too/ long, you know, that kinda stuff.
But don’t force him to anything because if it’s supposed to happen then it will naturally.
Also, speaking from my own experience (and the guy has VERY similar placements) you can very well remain friends even if one loves the other. I mean, it was probably hard and frustrating for him, but it worked (until we stopped being friends for other reasons eh). It didn’t ruin the friendship. Perhaps it even brought it to another level.
So Dan and Phil were recently in a magazine spread. One of the questions to Dan was ‘If Phil stole a car, what would you do?’ and I guess Dan tried to tell the magazine about the cereal stuff because they quote him as saying that Phil has a 'secret serial stealing problem’. And I’m just like, you tried so hard! But wrong spelling!
“I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly.’” - George Harrison, Musician, November 1987 [x]
“What I feel I can’t say….” Thank you for your love, your smiles, your music, your goodness, and more than can ever be put into words. You are sorely missed. ♥ Sending warm thoughts to Olivia and Dhani also.
I’ve seen lots of love for smols, but let me tell you why you should love the tols as well
-they have to bend over to fit through doorways bc most door frames aren’t made for people over 6'5" or so
-they’re always hitting their head on things that hang from the ceiling
-their regular sized friend’s/SO’s head is at the perfect height to rest on the tol’s chest when they hug
-picking friends/SO up off the ground during said hugs
-bending over to give hugs
-long arms perfect for hugs
-lots of these are about hugging u get it
-they’ve heard that “how’s the weather up there” joke so many times that they don’t even fake a laugh anymore
-huuuuge height difference when paired with a smol SO
-can always reach the highest shelf
-tall female characters!
-tall female characters who still wear heels
-tall any gender characters who still wear heels
-skinny tols who are all long and lanky
-fat tols who might feel self conscious about their weight but come to love themselves for the large loveable tol that they are
-like they’d be so big and soft and give great hugs
-tols who look scary and dangerous but are actually the biggest (kek) sweethearts you’ll ever meet
-tols who look scary and dangerous bc they really are scary and dangerous
-when they lay on a couch or bed and half their body is hanging off the end of it
-when cuddling a regular sized person/a smol the tol can practically wrap themselves around their cuddle buddy and be all protective
-protectiveness in general
-like tols who step in front of their smols to shield them in threatening situations
-when the tol is the little spoon (jetpacking)
-cherish and protect the tols