it started out so great

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A Richonne Ranking: 40 Moments
[23] Toothpaste – The Next World, 6x10

Now this, this is the show I want to watch: casual co-parenting in the apocalypse. The Next World is probably my favorite episode ever. It’s bookended by two perfect Richonne scenes, starting with this one, which serves to effectively reset the narrative after Carl’s near fatal gunshot wound. If you were anticipating dramatic aftermath, tough luck! We got ourselves some heavy domesticity instead! What a timely reminder to us all of how slight the shift will be when Richonne becomes official. In about… ooh, 40 minutes. Set your watches.

Michonne’s never been more relaxed onscreen than in this moment, robe-clad and grinning away as she rolls her head from Rick to Carl. (And just look at the way she watches Rick with Judith in the eighth gif.) Likewise, Rick is in embarrassing dad mode without a care in the world. We see two people who are exactly where they’re supposed to be. She even says to him, in some high-key flirting, “You be good out there.” The sweet little hand touch as they walk away reminds me of tennis doubles players between points; they don’t need to stop and check in with each other – they’re on the same page without words. And for one playful extra detail, as if to support my unnecessary tennis analogy, the ball gets passed back to Michonne just at the very last second. It’s in her court now.

  • Danai: The bonding of [almost losing Carl in No Way Out] and the fact they have a newly formed life now — it’s two months later, they get Carl back, and they’re able to rebuild Alexandria. Rick transformed as well. He’s able to take on all that Deanna used to say and that Michonne would encourage him to believe — to come to Alexandria and consider himself one of these people. He’s now much more hopeful and I think that’s something that appeals to Michonne as well. They’re in a place where they can actually allow their hearts to express themselves. Things are stable and better, they have a new lease on life.
  • Andy: It makes complete sense. It was that sort of domesticated, familial relaxation between old friends.

Give me a story where one of Bruce’s children has a kid (it doesn’t matter who, but Jason would be so sweet as a father) and Bruce is blown away by the fact that he is a grandfather. Where he’s standing there holding this tiny baby in his arms and he’s completely lost for words. He’s never been good with words, but now he can’t even begin to form them.

Because this is something he never expected. Not in a million years did he imagine himself as a grandfather. He had seen his life going down a very specific path when he was young. A very specific, very lonely path. Long term attachments had been outlawed to him by his choice of lifestyle, and children were even more out of the question.

He’d always known what the cape and cowl meant: an end to the Wayne family line. He had no siblings, and no close relatives. No one to continue the historical name, and he’d been ok with it. Or at least he thought he had. So when Dick, then Jason, Cass, Tim, and Damian had come they’d each been a surprise. A happy surprise, a surprise that was to Bruce always fleeting. Especially when he lost them, especially when he got them back. 

So no, he hadn’t expected a grandchild. Not when everyone of his own kids had followed his footsteps. They’d all done it in their own unique way, but Bruce still saw what they did as a road with one outcome. That outcome was never settling down, never finding ‘the one’, and never starting their own family.

Yet. Here he stood, holding, not just the next generation, but the third generation of the Wayne name after his parents. Bright and bubbly, in his arms there was life, and with life hope for the future. Not just the future of his family, but the future in general. Because if a man like him could be so lucky to have made it to becoming a grandfather, then the world was better than he’d thought it was.

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Producer Jeff Bhasker faced a daunting task several months ago. After having worked with Kanye West and winning Grammy Awards for producing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Fun.’s 2012 album “Some Nights,” he had to decide whether to take on a new project: the debut solo album of One Direction member Harry Styles.

“I’d just had a baby, and I was kind of like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I’ll jump into this,‘” Bhasker tells Variety. He agreed to have Styles come over to “just talk,” and proceeded to put him through the Bhasker home sniff test. “My dog tends to bite people, and he was kind of scoping Harry out,” Bhasker explains. Styles “did this move — like a little shoot the gun with his finger, and my dog walked over and started licking his finger. That’s when I was, like, ‘This guy has something special.'”

Once music came into the mix, Bhasker was sold. “He started playing references of what he wanted to do, which sounded like a cool rock band. I got it, and could see where if we pulled this off, it would be one of the coolest things ever. But he needed a buddy who plays guitar like he’s Keith Richards.” The insinuation being: Styles is the Mick Jagger in this scenario.

Adds Bhasker: “I’m so proud of the album itself, and also of Harry for being so brave, and committing 100%, and writing the kind of vulnerable lyrics that he wrote, and not pandering to what people thought he would do. People have no idea that this is what Harry Styles is like. Just like I didn’t know. He’s obviously very famous and beloved, but people don’t know the depths of what an amazing personality and artist he is.”

Variety spoke with Bhasker about the recording of “Harry Styles” ahead of the album’s May 12 release: 

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i really don’t want to do that again 

markiplite2234  asked:

Hey hey hey! I just wanna say I love your art so much! Your suga's are so cute!? i also have exams soon :') wish me luck <3

thank you! (/^▽^)/ do your best!! 

being part of a fandom gets a lot easier once you realise there’s more than one way to interpret a character

That was kind of out there. And by the way, the song was made in four hours, from writing it to tracking it. That’s part of the reason why it’s so long because Harry just freestyled it towards the end. We tracked it like that and it was kind of awesome. Once we had it, we knew it was a winner. It starts out with Harry’s voice sounding so great and then you hit them with [the next verse] and you’ve got ’em. It is a hit in that sense, but it was so long that we weren’t sure if it could be the single. Thank God, [Sony Music CEO] Rob Stringer said, “I think you go with ‘Sign of the Times.‘” Then, we tried to do major surgery on it to try and make a radio edit and presented it to him and, he was, like, ‘That’s cool, but I think we should push the full-length.’ We were looking at each other, like, what planet are we on that the head of the label says, ‘Yeah, let’s release a six-minute single.'

The first time Eponine and Cosette met was at a poetry reading.

Eponine and Grantaire came to support Jehan at a casual performance space on campus. The first person to perform introduced herself as Cosette, and Eponine couldn’t stop the mesmerizing pull that her poetry created. She was beautiful on stage, the lights tinting her blue hair purple as she spoke.

Eponine’s breath was caught in her throat for the rest of show.

Somewhere along the line, Grantaire convinced her to sign up for the open mic night segment at the end. 

It was her first time performing her poetry in public, and she was completely under prepared for the way her nerves lit on fire as Cosette looked at her from the crowd. 

Cosette personally coming up to tell her that she did beautifully was worth it.

Bayard Headcannon

Okay, so what if all of the paladins are testing out each other’s Bayard because why not and Lance is hesitant to show his because his is just a gun and not a cool one like Hunk’s and isn’t this cool sword or electric dagar thing like Keith and Pidge, but he does anyway. (Not sure aboit shiro) So they are doing target practice and Lance shows them how to shoot it and does a bulls eye and hands it to Hunk, who doesn’t do well at all. Thats not surprising though. Yes got a huge one and this one is smaller.

But Pidge and Keith are both all like “where is the scope??” And Lance is all like “??” And then everybody starts freaking out because their sharpshooter is great.

So they ask how he shoots and Lance just says he had a lot of practice growing up. I totally like the idea that Lance did archery or something. Hunted for food with a bow and arrow if he didn’t have a gun. So his Bayard changes to a bow with energy arrows that freeze shit and now Lance is freaking out and he starts shooting arrows again and there is ice everywhere but he’s smiling so hard he’s crying and saying how his grandfather introduced him to it and his form is just STUNNING.

I’ll honestly find any situation to ship something.

But then they start praising him at how great he is and he just breaks down and it’s a group hug and he tries to teach them archery and they want to learn because it makes Lance feel better.

And!! Maybe Pidge and Lance have a sibling moment because it reminded them both of the families they didn’t have around them at the time.

cj’s follow spree!

Alright, I’m finally going to start going through the blogs I follow and deleting inactive ones, because I really need some new content on my dash! Please give this a reblog (and maybe write your main fandoms in the tags?) if you post or reblog any of the following:

  • Haikyuu!! - especially anything involving IwaOi, or rarepairs such as BokuAkaKuroTsuki (or any form of this ship), KyouTeru, BoKuroTeru, TeruDai, or anything involving these specific characters!
  • Kuroko no Basket - AoKaga/Aomine or Kagami-centered content specifically, but just general blogs are good too!
  • Akagami no Shirayukihime - Especially if you happen to be into Obi/Zen
  • Naruto Shippuden - it’s (still) my guilty pleasure ALRIGHT
  • Old popular anime that still owns a piece of my soul, you know like Bleach and Full Metal Alchemist and Inuyasha etc. etc. etc.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Multifandom/general anime blogs
  • Overwatch - especially McHanzo, Reaper76 and Gency
  • Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fallout
  • Misc. video game content
  • Original art
  • Original writing

Please let me know if you…

  • Write!! I love reading fics, headcanons drabbles, and I’m not often fussed about ships.
  • Make graphics/edits!
  • Create art!
  • Pretty much whatever… if you just reblog that’s cool too, I’m just curious and would love you to let me know what your blog mainly is.
Releasing “Sign of the Times,” a six-minute-long song as a single, was surprising as it breaks from pop radio norms. Who played a part in that decision?“
 
BHASKER: "That was kind of out there. And by the way, the song was made in four hours, from writing it to tracking it. That’s part of the reason why it’s so long because Harry just freestyled it towards the end. We tracked it like that and it was kind of awesome. Once we had it, we knew it was a winner. It starts out with Harry’s voice sounding so great and then you hit them with [the next verse] and you’ve got ’em. It is a hit in that sense, but it was so long that we weren’t sure if it could be the single. Thank God, [Sony Music CEO] Rob Stringer said, “I think you go with ‘Sign of the Times.‘” Then, we tried to do major surgery on it to try and make a radio edit and presented it to him and, he was, like, ‘That’s cool, but I think we should push the full-length.’ We were looking at each other, like, what planet are we on that the head of the label says, ‘Yeah, let’s release a six-minute single.
—  Variety

#ChoicesCreates Round 14

Prompt: Disney Songs! (best prompt yet 😊) hosted by the amazing @mermaidwarriorqueen and @hollyashton The song I picked was Hakuna Matata from The Lion King!! (Had to it’s my favourite movie! 😄)

La Huerta Matata

I swear this is Raj’s theme song (and mine lol) he’s just laid back and chilled without a worry in the world and why he one of my favs! :) 💕

Sometimes it doesn’t go as planned (Jacob Frye X Reader)

Hi Followers,
here is another one I finished. I don’t know what else I can say other than I hope you enjoy it.

Oh, yeah, it seems my stories are always the same with Kisses and such. Lol. I’m sorry for the boring fanfictions.

Title: Sometimes it doesn’t go as planned
Summary: Reader and Jacob are trying to eavesdrop on a group of Blighters.
Characters: Reader, Jacob Frye
Relationships: Jacob Frye x Reader
Warnings: None
Words: 2.293

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Cartimandua was a 1st-century queen of the Brigantes, a Celtic people living in what is now northern England. She came to power around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain, and formed a large tribal agglomeration that became loyal to Rome. She appears to have been widely influential in early Roman Britain.

Our only knowledge of Cartimandua is through the writings of Roman author Tacitus, who presents her in a negative light. He writes of her treacherous role in the capture of Caratacus, who had sought her protection, her “self-indulgence, her sexual impropriety in rejecting her husband in favour of a common soldier, and her "cunning strategems” during her rule. However, he also consistently names her as a queen, the only one such known in early Roman Britain.

Boudica was ruler of the Iceni people, a Celtic tribe, who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. In AD 60 or 61, while the Roman governor Gaius Paulinus was leading a campaign on the island of Anglesey off the northwest coast of Wales, Boudica led the Iceni as well as the Trinovantes and others in revolt.

Boudica led 100,000 Iceni, Trinovantes and others to fight the Roman Legio IX Hispana and burned and destroyed several settlements in Britannia. An estimated 70,000–80,000 Romans and British were killed in the three cities by those led by Boudica. The crisis caused the Emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from Britain, but Suetonius’s eventual victory over Boudica confirmed Roman control of the province. Boudica’s fate is not known.

The two women are the only known female Celtic rulers of the age.

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Sharing this story has been in my mind for five years that I’ve had alopecia. Alopecia is an autoimmunity disease that causes hair loss to a different extent. I have alopecia areata, which symptoms include bald patches on scalp, eyebrows and lashes in my case. For many years I felt alone with alopecia because I was too ashamed of my condition to reach out. At times I was just tired of thinking and talking about alopecia that I ended up hiding it for years even from my closest friends. Many with autoimmunity struggle in hiding like I did but lately I’ve seen people with alopecia sharing their stories on social media. I’ve even gotten to know about others suffering with alopecia in my life. It took me five years to get to this point where I’d rather share my experience than hide it as I realized how important it was for me to see and know others who had alopecia.

I also wanted to share this now since my hair is falling out again and I’m going to start using wigs soon. So much great things have happened already this year and more are bound to happen and I don’t want to spend more time being afraid and ashamed. So from now I’m going to do what I’ve been wanting to do for five years: be more open and keep sharing my experience with living with alopecia💛