it looks like a tragedy

Laughter is beautiful. Kindness is beautiful. Cellulite is beautiful. Softness and plumpness and roundness are beautiful. It’s more important to be interesting, to be vivid, and to be adventurous, than to sit for pictures. A woman’s soft tummy is a miracle of nature. Beauty comes from tenderness. Beauty comes from variety, from specificity, from the fact that no person in the world looks exactly like anyone else. Beauty comes from the tragedy that each person’s life is destined to be lost to time. I believe women are too hard on themselves. I believe that when you love someone, she becomes beautiful to you. I believe the eyes see everything through the heart- and nothing in the world feels as good as resting them on someone you love. I have trained my eyes to look for beauty, and I’ve gotten very good at finding it. You can argue and tell me it’s not true, but I really don’t care what anyone says. I have come, at last, to believe in the title I came up with for the book: Everyone Is Beautiful.
—  Katherine Center, Everyone Is Beautiful
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March 11th 1864: The Great Sheffield Flood

On this day in 1864, the Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield broke, causing one of the largest floods in English history. 650 million gallons of water swept down Loxley Valley and through areas of Sheffield. The flood destroyed 800 homes and killed around 293 people, thus making it the largest man-made disaster to befall England, and one of the deadliest floods in history. Individual stories from the disaster are particularly tragic. For example, Joseph Dawson found the currents too strong and was unable to save both his wife and two day old baby boy - the Dawsons’ unnamed child became the first victim of the floods. The destruction afterwards led one observer to remark that Sheffield was “looking like a battlefield.” While this tragedy is often forgotten in English history, many Sheffielders take this day to remember what once happened to their city.

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Harvey Dent on Gotham Tonight (TDK Special Features)

for @about-faces!

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so many things that you wish I knew / but the story of us might be ending soon.

[image: five gifs of Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon from The Flash overlayed in white text with lyrics from ‘The Story of Us’ by T/ylor Sw/ft. all five gifs except for the fourth gif are in color - the fourth gif is in grey and white. the first gif says ‘I don’t know what to say’ as the image moves focus from Barry leaving the room to Cisco looking sadly to the side. the second gif says ‘since the twist of fate’ as The Flash runs into a time portal. the third gif says ‘when it all broke down’ as Cisco angrily shoves Barry. the fourth gif says ‘and the story of us’ as Cisco holds Barry’s arm, speaking to him with a bright smile and Barry happily stares back down at Cisco with one hand slightly covering his mouth. the fifth gif says ‘looks a lot like a tragedy now’ as Cisco turns away without making eye contact with Barry and Barry sadly turns away.]

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“You’re in love with him, and he’s in love with you, and it’s like a goddamn tragedy, because you look at him and see the stars, and he looks at you and sees the sun. And you both think the other is just looking at the ground.”

  • Looks like a comedy and is a comedy: As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night
  • Looks like a comedy but is actually kind of a tragedy: Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, possibly Much Ado About Nothing
  • Looks like a tragedy and is a tragedy: Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Coriolanus
  • Looks vaguely tragic but might be a comedy: Cymbeline, the puppet show version of Titus Andronicus

Okay the RED movies are so fucking great bc they’re these over-the-top ridiculous movies but they’ve got Bruce Willis and Karl Urban playing the stoic action hero trope complete straight, John Malkovich doing his John Malkovich-thing… and then there’s Helen Mirren, who somehow manages to both pull off the campy action movie and straight up play her scenes like a Shakespearean tragedy all while looking bomb as fuck. 

Also, she does this. 

That’s the difference between a badass with a magic sword and a badass without. I’ve been thinking for a while now that there’s gotta be some element of tragedy in all of this and it looks like the unlucky one is this poor king.

That’s going to ruin the day of his son, but Jack’s not going to like it at all. He might not treat the king as a father figure, but I think he reminds Jack enough of his own father for this to suck.

Uh, wow? Jack willingly passed his sword over. That’s a level of trust far beyond the norm.

DOUBLE SHIELDS IS A LEGITIMATE TACTIC

So let’s find out what this kingly badass can do with a magic sword.

open || m / f / nb || suggested connection: step-daughter or son

It came as a surprise to her family when Paisley had married at twenty-five to a man much older than herself. She’d always had a thing for older men, and she’d fallen madly in love with him quickly, and even more so with his money. Her attention in the marriage had started to wane until his child moved back home, looking much like the younger (and more attractive) version of her husband. From that point on she’d become obsessed with bedding them. Paisley had tried to put a move on them once or twice, but they didn’t seem to take the bait. The third time would be the charm, she decided, as her business mogul husband was out of town for the next month negotiating a new deal. Now was her time to play. Casually she stepped into the kitchen, clad only in her panties and bra, an innocent expression on her face. “Good morning,” she greeted, walking over to the fridge and opening it, bending over in hopes that her stepchild would take the bait and glance at her ass. Paisley needed attention, and she needed it now.