Peter and David Turnley in Tiananmen Square, 1989.
4th marks the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as
Chinese troops cracked down on civilian and student demonstrators
holding a pro-democracy and pro-reform occupation in the center of
Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Brothers, identical twins and Corbis contributors, Peter and David Turnley were witnesses to this grave and historical event.
On March 1, 2016, veteran astronaut Scott Kelly returned from his Year in Space mission. In many ways, the adventure was just beginning.
The spaceflight part of the One Year Misson to the International Space
Station ended a year ago today, but the science behind it is still
moving. Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko continue to provide samples for the data collection from their
ground-breaking mission. Results are expected to to start coming later in
2017, which will help launch humanity on deep space missions.
Kelly not only commanded the International Space Station’s Expedition 46, he participated in spacewalks like this one on Dec. 21, 2015, in which Kelly and astronaut Tim Kopra
successfully moved the Space Station’s mobile transporter
rail car ahead of the docking of a Russian cargo supply
On the station in 2015, Kelly showed off his home away from home. Scott tweeted this image out with the comment: “My
#bedroom aboard #ISS. All the comforts of #home. Well, most of them.
Why was the Year In Space important? As we work to extend our reach beyond low-Earth orbit, how the human body reacts to microgravity for extended periods is of paramount importance. Not only were Kelly and his Russian counterpart monitored throughout the mission, they both continue to submit to tests and monitoring one year later to see if there are any lasting effects from their voyage aboard the station.
Scott Kelly also a human control here on Earth, his identical twin brother and fellow astronaut Mark Kelly. Both brothers have served aboard the International Space Station, but Scott’s stay was almost twice as long as typical
U.S. missions. The continuing investigations are yielding beneficial knowledge on
the medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by
astronauts during long-duration spaceflight.
“It wasn’t for another hour when he was a mile from the docks that his thoughts turned back to her. He imagined her alone. By now, she would’ve searched the house and found it empty. She had suspected it all along, and now she knew he was a coward. A coward dressed in the uniform of a brave man. Brave enough to cross two oceans and a continent to find her, to fight countless enemies, and yet, in the end, he was terrified. He was terrified of her… to lie beside her, to be comforted by her as he wept, to show her he was small, for her to know that and touch his cheek and whisper words softly into his ear. All of that was a nightmare. All he knew to do was run. He took a deep breath of the air, tasting the salt on his tongue, and closed his eyes, leaning into the spray as The Merciful picked up speed and sailed for the horizon. He was alone, and all was well.” -the most powerful man in the world (and his identical twin brother)
You strolled Saeran’s office lazily, bored of having nothing to do while he typed away on his computers. A framed photo sitting on top of a drawer caught your eye, and you walked towards it curiously.
It was… a photo of himself?
You furrowed your eyebrows, only to quickly realize it was actually Luciel Choi in the picture.
“Saeran,” you called, waving the photo in your hands, “Why do you have a picture of your bro-“
Before you could finish your sentence, the frame slipped out of your hands, crashing onto the floor.
Saeran’s eyes hardened at you, and he stomped over, grabbing you by the wrist. “What do you think you’re doing!?” he hissed. “Who gave you the right to snoop around my stuff, huh?”
You stumbled, slightly taken aback. “I’m sorry for breaking it, but… don’t you hate your brother? Why would you have a picture—”
He silenced you with a warning glare, and you knew to shut up.
Later, you found him huddled in the bathroom, despairing over how to fix the photo frame. You wondered what was so special about it—the photo inside was safe, but why was he fretting over the frame so much?
He noticed you in the mirror, and sighed. “Don’t sneak up on people like that.”
You shrugged, sauntering over to him. “So are you going to tell me anything?”
Saeran side-glanced at you, then pressed his lips into a line. “One question.”
“Well, what’s so special about the photo frame?”
“Why do you have a photo of Luciel Choi if you hate him so much?”
He averted his eyes, and you knew before he even answered you that it was a lie. But his voice was smooth and there wasn’t a stammer in his words. “So I can remember the face of the person I want dead, of course.”
Even his explanation sounded ridiculous—Luciel was his identical twin brother. What a lame excuse, you thought, shaking your head.
Saeran cast another glare at you, but there was a faint blush on his cheeks, as if he was embarrassed to have said anything. He shoved you aside as he walked away, and you couldn’t help but stare after him, wondering what secrets the mysterious man held…
Your arms were wrapped around his neck while his hands
roamed all around your body, making you shiver with anticipation.
His lips were locked on yours in a heated kiss, and you were
starting to have trouble in keeping up. You needed to breathe, but he wasn’t getting the hint, thinking that the hand you
pressed against his chest was sexual… So you flailed your arms about, hoping to
catch his attention, but you accidentally knocked over a glass trophy from the
He broke the kiss immediately, letting go of you as his eyes
followed the falling trophy. His hand reached towards it, trying to catch it
before it fell to the floor… but he was too late.
It shattered. Zen stared wide-eyed at the glass pieces—he felt
like he was staring at his heart. Broken.
Your hand flew to your mouth as you gasped. It was the first
trophy Zen had won, showing that he was the “Best Actor of the Year.” It was the symbol of not only his
transition from theatre acting to movie acting but also all the hours of
practice he’d put up with, all the criticism he’d moved on from, and all the effort
he’d put into his performances as well.
‘Sorry’ wouldn’t even begin to cover it.
All the colour had drained from his face. His lips were
pressed in a thin line, and you could tell he was trying to hold back his
disappointment and anger, even from behind.
“Just go. I’ll clean it up,” he muttered, managing to
control the tone of his voice.
You began to protest, “No, I broke it, so I should-“
He spun around angrily, “I SAID-“
… but as he did so, his shoulder knocked into your head, the
force of his spin making you pass out immediately.
Zen dropped to his knees immediately, kneeling beside you. His
heart was hammering in his chest—shit,
had he just…? No, no, no…
He hated the thought of hurting you, and even if you had
broken something important to him, he would never want to hit you. Even if it
hadn’t been intentional, Zen was already blaming himself and hating himself for
doing this to you—to his princess.
With shaky hands, he dialled for an ambulance, his voice
trembling as he explained the situation.
While you were taken to the hospital, the police confronted
him, stating how he needed to be investigated. ‘There’s broken glass and a
passed out woman… who knows if you physically abuse her? We’ve got to check,’
they explained with a shrug.
Although they hadn’t meant any harm, their words stung. He would never hurt you on purpose.
Eventually, he did get through investigations, but now he
could only stay beside you as you slept on the hospital bed. The doctors had
said it was all okay, lest for a bruise that would remain on the side of your
head for a while… but Zen still couldn’t stop himself from letting the guilt
Staring down at your motionless body was painful.
Even when you woke up and could finally go home, he couldn’t
bring himself to look you in the eye.
“Zen… Zenny, it was my fault,” you tried, thinking he was
still mad about the trophy.
He turned to you with a confused look, then shook his head. “No…
The trophy doesn’t matter, jagi,” he said, “Please don’t worry about it. But
your head… I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.”
Now you understood why he was looking so ashamed and sad.
You walked in front of him, cradling his hands in your own
as you forced him to look at you.
“If you can forgive me for something as important as
breaking your trophy, then you can forgive yourself for accidentally hitting
me, can’t you?” you reason with him.
His lips curl into a pout, and he stares into your eyes. “Can
we just continue kissing and forget about everything that happened in the last
You chuckle, “Alright. This time, let’s just start on the
bed instead of trying to imitate the movies…”
He swung his arm around your waist as you continued walking
home, a soft smile on his face. “Thank you,” he whispered quietly to himself.
| Warning: Angst, Mentions of Death
She stared at the cup that had just fallen from your hands and crashed onto the floor, shattering into pieces.
Your hands flew to your mouth in horror, too shocked for words to come out. You knew you had just dropped Jaehee’s favourite mug—it had been custom-made from her mother.
She lowered her eyes, knelt down and began to pick up the pieces without a word, not looking at you.
“I-I’m really sorry,” you squeaked out, guilt overwhelming you. You timidly shut the drawers that the cup had fallen from, not knowing what to do.
She only sighed in response. “It… was bound to break one day.”
A glass shard slipped through her fingers and cut her, and you flew to her side immediately, reaching to inspect her hand out of concern.
She suddenly hissed at you, “Don’t touch me, please.”
And you knew she was mad. She wasn’t blaming you, but she was evidently upset by your mistake. That only made you feel worse. Had she yelled at you instead, you would’ve felt a lot less guilty.
“I want to be alone for now,” she muttered, watching a drop of blood form on her cut and slide to the floor.
“I’ll clean it up,” you offered, trying to make it up to her. She didn’t reply, only standing up and walking away.
Although she had said she wanted to be alone, you couldn’t help but notice her social media filling with new photos everyday, all showing how she happy she was, hanging out with her friends. It wasn’t that she wanted to be alone, you realized, she just wanted to be away from you.
You did know how much the mug had mattered to her—it was Jaehee’s last memento of her mother, after all. Still, couldn’t Jaehee be more mature about this and talk with you instead of avoiding you???
It was lonely in the apartment. Jaehee worked all day and spent all her free time with her friends at the bar or partying—you didn’t even think she was the type to do that. You opened the drawer in your room where the shards of what had been Jaehee’s mug were placed. You had tried to find places that could somehow fix the broken mug, but the returned calls so far had said it was impossible.
Your phone rang, the noise startling you, but you picked it up without hesitation. “Hello?” you said, a bit breathlessly.
“Hi. This is Mori. You’re the customer with that broken mug, right? Well, I can’t fix it, but I can make a perfect replication of it, if you want. All you’d need to do is drop by, show me the material and photos of how it looked before it broke.”
That was better than nothing, you figured. “I’ll head over right away!”
In your excitement as you drove to your destination, you failed to notice a truck that sped towards you as you made a left turn on the road…
You remembered seeing everything turn upside down before all faded to black.
request: “Could you do a George x reader where reader is an American Ilvermorny transfer and she is going to the burrow and meeting his family for the first time and is really worried about meeting them because she’s doesn’t know how they would react to him dating an American” — by anon
a/n: another george imagine, yaaas! thank you for requesting this because i’ve been thinking of making an imagine like this as well and was happy when someone requested. hope you like it. x
“andrew touched aarons temple where he himself was injured as if he expected to find an identical injury there” as a line will always fuck me up. don’t ask me why, it just fucks me the fuck up. it’s so? i don’t even know? it just really reminds me that they’re bothers, twin brothers,identical twin brothersthat never knew each other and have killed people to keep each other safe like ??? im so……sad
Yongguk was greeting his members as they arrived with gifts in their hands. He was so excited to see them there and among the rest of the important people in your life and his. They were all there for one reason…to find out if he would be the father of a baby girl or boy. Himchan was the only one without a gift but Yongguk already knew why. “Yongguk so can you just tell me already? I don’t like this buying something neutral. If it’s a girl I want to buy her cute bows and dresses.”
The first list of transgender films with trans women on them. If looking for more stuff to watch, check out my other film tips too.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender young woman living in Virginia, dreams of becoming a designer in New York.
Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
As a baby, Patrick is left by his mother on the steps of the rectory in their small Irish town. He’s discovered by Father Liam, coincidentally his real father, and placed in an abusive foster home. By the time he’s a teen, Patrick identifies himself as transgendered, renames himself Kitten and sets out for London with a rock group in hopes of finding his mother. Along the way he works variously as a magician’s assistant, a prostitute and a dancer.
The Danish Girl (2015)
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Different for Girls (1996)
Kim Foyle (Steven Mackintosh) is a postoperative transvestite who values her well-structured lifestyle. That routine, however, is disturbed when a car accident reintroduces Kim to Paul Prentice (Rupert Graves). As youngsters in Catholic school, they excelled in making trouble, a talent Paul never outgrew. Paul does not recognize Kim as his childhood pal, and she does not remind him, fearing rejection. However, a budding romance between them is complicated when Paul realizes who Kim used to be.
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.
Gun Hill Road (2011)
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual’s relationship with her lover.
My Life in Pink (1997)
Tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl.
A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Red Without Blue (2007)
The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.
A Soap (2006)
32 year old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn’t want it. After moving out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she becomes the upstairs neighbor of Veronica, who is in the process of transitioning from male to female.
Soldier’s Girl (2003)
The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was misunderstood by fellow soldiers and eventually leads to his brutal death.
Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne learns that she fathered a son, Toby, 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses as a Christian missionary. She plans to take Toby to his stepfather’s house, but when she learns that the stepfather sexually abused the boy, Bree brings her son back to Los Angeles with her. As Toby begins to fall for Bree, she must find a way to reveal who she really is.
Conspiracy: Georg died right after the very first scene (because in that
one Melchior does talk to him) he was murdered by his piano teacher but
he didn’t know that (she poisoned him or something) and during My Junk we cut to him in Heaven getting
to motorboat her because he didn’t know she was a murderer and that’s
why in Touch Me he has the solo because he now has a heavenly voice
because he’s dead and an angel.
I hear you saying he shows up in later scenes like the ‘I passed’
scene but consider that’s just his identical twin brother Deorg and the
real Georg dies in act 1