it will probably get worse

"Since when does anyone need a reason to pistol whip Mickey?"

I see a lot of people using this line as evidence that Mandy doesn’t care about Mickey. I think what people don’t understand is that when you grow up in an abusive household, you have to desensitize yourself to the violence. That’s how you survive. This isn’t really how Mandy feels about Mickey getting pistol whipped. That’s what she pretends to feel about it so she can live with it. Because you can’t like, break down every time someone in your family gets hurt by the abuser. You have to be sharp so you can try as best you can to avoid your own run ins with that person or persons. You definitely can’t get angry and rage against that person, because then you get it and they get it, probably even worse. Who does that help? Nobody. To people who’ve never experienced this, this probably seems cold or uncaring or self-serving. But it’s just what happens when you experience violence from a parent on a regular basis. It’s not “not giving a fuck”, it’s survival mode, and practically all kids who grow up in abusive households have to do it.

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a friend suggested that i should try making some valentines for actual valentine’s day instead of mid-august. i couldn’t think of any, so enjoy these instead

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The Winter Soldier Investigation was a media event intended to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, while showing their direct relationship to American administration and war policies. This 3-day gathering of American Vietnam War veterans, civilians and media took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31-February 2, 1971, and was organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. 109 Vietnam veterans and 16 civilians gave testimony about war crimes they had committed or witnessed during the years of 1963-1970. ( X )

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Bard does his best to look after his family because they are really all he has left to live for. – Luke Evans about Bard x x 

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Kristoff vs Hans: Definitions of Love.

Now let’s just forget Hans was a douche for once second. Both men in this movies played with the meaning of Love. But apparently, they both played with very different definitions of love.

Hans’s (and actually even Anna’s) definition of love, was pulling every pick up line in the book, flirting and making the other giggle. It was the man taking the girl and lifting her off into a magical night of dancing in fun. It was singing the romantic duet, it’s how you know both characters are in love right? It’s setting up a marriage, because isn’t that the purest form of love? But it also includes both of them doing their part, convincing the other that they are meant to be. Because how can two people be in love if the other doesn’t feel the same way?

Kristoff’s was the opposite. He did’t need cliches. He didn’t need the romance or the dancing. He didn’t (unfortunately) even need the romantic duet! It was all in his eyes and actions. He didn’t try to get Anna to fall for him, he didn’t try to seduce her. For him love is care. Anna has to be okay, Anna has to be safe. Anna has to be happy.He didn’t care that Anna didn’t feel the same way. That wasn’t the important thing to him. Anna just had to be safe.

Kristoff didn’t race down the mountain because he could kiss Anna and prove to her that he was her true love and he was meant to kiss her.

He raced down because Anna was in danger, because if she died while he was leaving, he would never be able to live with himself.

And that’s the love that’s true. The love for HER.

The River
  • The River
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • The River
Play

But I remember us riding in my brother’s car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I’d lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take

Now those memories come back to haunt me
They haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
Or is it something worse
that sends me down to the river 
though I know the river is dry

Imagine going to see your favorite character and when you go in, you see they are sick but refuse to admit is so you attempt to help make them feel better by tricking them into taking medicine.

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Charlie & Monroe | 2.09 | Trust Issues Pt 1.