keys to a prisoner

THINGS MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAFAYETTE

-wrote in all caps in his letters when he was excited

-slept under a tree with Washington after the battle of Monmouth, both enveloped in Washington’s cape

-basically saved the life of the Queen by kissing her hand

-re-gifted a fucking aligator to President John Quincy Adams cause he didn’t know what the fuck to do with it

-wanted to go kill the Beast of Gévaudan (some big scary people-eating wolf that scared the shit out of the french at the time) by himself at like 6 years old

-called both Jefferson and Washington on their bullshit, telling them to free all their slaves… neither listened

-actually bought an entire island full of slaves with his wife Adrienne and freed them all, gave them money for the work they did, gave them education

-last letter he wrote before his death was about freeing slaves and how sad he was that France was taking so long to give people of colour the same rights than white people

-died holding a picture of his dead-wife to his heart

-cried with Jefferson when they met for the first time in years after both American and French revolutions

-continued to fight and got back on his horse when he was shot in the leg during his first battle

-called his only son “George Washington de Lafayette”

-was socially awkward af, especially when he was young

-a ginger

-left France to go fight for America when the King, his step family, and basically the whole court told him “no”

-had to sneak out of France

-sources differ, but probably left disguised as a woman so no one would recognised him

-gave the biggest symbol of French Revolution  (the key of the just-destroyed Bastille, a prison where the enemies of the King and Kingdom were imprisoned) to Washington

-orphan

-told Washington he was his lost father

-tripped when dancing with the Queen of France and never heard the end of it

-had “sleepovers” on the grass with John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton where they talked about politic

-threw himself in front of a loaded cannon ready to shoot to try to stop an event of the french Revolution to become too bloody

-at some point, pretty much everyone in France wanted him dead

-slept through two of the biggest events of the french Revolution lol

-gave money and helped a lot of poor farmers in need

-fought for other religions than his and the King’s own to be respected and have the same rights (specifically fought for Protestant and Jewish people)

-fought against death penalties

-brought back some dirt from America and told his son to put it on top of his grave when he dies

-redecorated his whole house in France just like American’s homes

-actually told people he was American

-altogether had a slight obsessing problem with America

-had his own room at Washington’s home

-had a ring with Washington’s hair in it

-was one of the richest man in France at the age of 12 because his whole family had basically died at that point

-changed back his family motto to “Why not?”

-was only 19 when he left for America

-was detained in horrible conditions in prison for 5 years (2 of which with his wife and daughters)

-refused the hell out of several powerful positions in politic and in the army because he didn’t found these to be close enough to his ideals of freedom and shit

[Sometime during the Battle of the Labyrinth]

Annabeth: This isn’t gonna work, Luke.

Luke: Oh? And why’s that?

Annabeth: Cause after I break this Titan’s arm and steal that key from your neck, I’m gonna wear your butt on my foot like a rhinestone slipper!

Luke: Oho, and what makes you think you can do all that?

Annabeth: ‘Cause I’m a flippin’ DEMIGOD!

[She flips over the Titan's arm and pulls him back. Percy falls on the ground and ducks, tripping the Titan. Percy and Annabeth run away]

Luke: My hench-angel!

Annabeth: Ha! 

[She grabs Luke and rips the key from his neck]

Annabeth (to prisoners): Get back! Get back! Or I will drop-kick him, I swear!

[She breaks a car window and unlocks it]

Luke: You’ll never get away with this, ya hear me?!

Annabeth: Guess what? We already DID! 

[She kicks Luke into the other prisoners]

Percy (Getting into the car behind her): Annabeth, you’re the coolest person I know.

Annabeth: I know, dude. Tell me about it later. [They drive away]

hbelleflower  asked:

Parents, if you don't want to parent your child[ren], then don't bring them to the damn store! We've got enough crap to worry about, without having to parent your kids for you. Make them behave, or leave them at home.

This isn’t a black and white issue. Some parents ARE parenting their kids by ignoring their tantrums. It’s called not rewarding bad behavior with attention. Then you have to account for children with special needs. My oldest is autistic and would cry if overwhelmed. I would have loved to keep him home so he wouldn’t be over stimulated, but I had no one to babysit and we had to eat. Grocery shopping was a nightmare, but thankfully he’s learned good methods to cope now and he’s old enough to stay home alone if he wants to.

Yeah, if the kid is knocking shit down and tearing ass around the store like a maniac that is justifiably frustrating. But being a parent isn’t as easy as most think because kids and situations are all different. Mom shaming is a real thing(and unfortunately mothers take the blame a vast majority of the time here) and the topic is a sensitive subject to me since I had to deal with the whole “control/spank you child” shit when I was a young mother of a child on the spectrum.

You can’t just lock your kids up and expect them to learn how to behave. Experience outside of the home is key and they are not prisoners. By all means get pissed at the mom allowing her kid to open candy bars and eat it without paying. That’s worthy of outrage. But if the kid is crying and the parent is waiting for them to self soothe then they know what they are doing. And parenting methods are going to differ from one child to another. One kid needs to be ignored so they calm down on their own while another just needs a hug and an encouraging word. Even if it looks like the parent is doing nothing they probably are by doing just that. There are limitations to this though that will always require intervention. If the parent is ignoring that cue then you are right to make the assumption that they don’t give a shit. -Abby

my-cat-said-no  asked:

I dunno if you take song suggestions like paladin does, but Skeleton Key by Dessa as a rogue song?

Sure I take suggestions! And that’s a very good one, thanks. :)

Dessa – Skeleton Key

I haven’t met a locked door yet
that I couldn’t beat
On a chain around my neck
I keep my skeleton key

Don’t waste your worry on me
I always find what I need
Come and go as I please,
I’ve got my skeleton key

By now it’s just a simple trick
not much to see
You hear the tumblers catch and click,
then turn the key
But I’ve found work and welcome
everywhere I’ve been
cause everybody’s got someplace
they wanna be let in

“Ted had a real soft spot for Tina, who was born after he had been on death row for almost two years. I think Tina was the key to Ted’s transformation, of sorts, in prison. It wasn’t that he became remorseful or was born again as a Christian, but the effect of Tina in Ted’s life was to give him his first glimmer of heartfelt love. Until then I think he had believed that no such emotion existed, that the rest of us had been faking it too. Tina’s unconditional, unguarded, uncomplicated, real love for him touched him very deeply, and elicited a strange new feeling that opened his mind to the possibility of the existence of love. It was then, too, I think, that he began to grieve for his own lost life.”

Polly Nelson talks of the effect his daughter, Rosa, under the pseudonym “Tina”, had on Ted Bundy while on death row from “Defending The Devil”

How to hunt for story ideas

You’ll need: Pen, paper and an interesting video

This is a very simple exercise for story ideas hunting when you feel completely out of inspiration or looking for an insight. Just pick a music video, or a short, a movie, a trailer, or even a gameplay from Youtube and keep pen and paper by your side.

As you watch the chosen piece, write down tags that best describe what you are seeing, be it a feeling, a visual element, dialogues or random ideas coming to you.

I’ve used the trailer of When Marnie Was There for an example:

And my tags are:

Train, moving, goodbye, outsider, small town, growing up, manor, old, familiar, childhood, beauty, party, prison, keys, storm, tragedy, secret, forever, moon, dream…

Now, from your tags, create one or more storylines, plots, characters and/or fictional worlds. When Marnie Was There tags give me two story ideas:

- Family saga of cousins growing up in their grandfather’s manor. When adults, each cousin goes their separate ways. Decades later, only one cousin is alive. Through his perspective, we remember all tragedies that happened with the family and how each member lost their way from the happy childhood.

- Daily life of girls living in a strict boarding school that looks more like a prison, two girls have a spiritual connection, allowing them to meet in their dreams.

From all ideas you manage to make from your tags, pick your favorite. Mine would be the second one.

So, are you ready for ideas hunting?

anonymous asked:

what are your favorite plumette/lumiere moments if you haven't done this already?

Ones in the movie, or ones I made up in my own head that are basically canon to me now?

In the movie:

  • Plumette’s hand reaching up from a pile of feathers and saving all of modern cinema. Give her the best actress award
  • literally every second that happens after that. Lumiere taking her hand—so tenderly—helping her up, his hand reaching out to steady her—
  • she’s looking at him RIGHT AWAY. like she came alive just now and he’s immediately the thing she looks at
  • how fucking SLOW it is as they look at each other, and his fucking hand reaching out for her face
  • then the simultaneous swandive into kissing
  • it’s so tender. it’s so loving. it is everything
  • then lUMIERE IS SMOKING AND I’M LAUGHING THROUGH MY TEARS
  • lumiere’s fucking face as plumette pats down the fucking wig
  • ok enough of that for now, we all know that’s the best part of the movie by far, moving on
  • the bit earlier where belle is dealing with high key stress adapting to her new prison and lumiere and plumette are trying to be good hosts but get totally fucking captivated by each other on belle’s bed and start flirting in public
  • the way plumette can’t quite manage the spotlight during “be our guest” and lumiere just fucking ADAPTS to it like heaven forbid he ask someone other than his precious to take over, no, this is ok, he’ll just follow the spotlight instead of the other way around
  • the way lumiere clearly choreographed “be our guest” so plumette could have a big moment where she emerges from peacock feathers like a gorgeous showgirl. 
  • the way they’re having a REALLY FUCKING GOOD TIME during the battle, like over here Mrs. Potts is in agony at hurting her husband and giving random villagers dating advice, MEANWHILE the definitely totally sane featherduster+firebrand are laughing like fucking maniacal idiots and setting the floor on fire.
  • like they must not have given a shit about anybody in the village because they had each other. they have 0 mercy during that battle sequence
  • the part in ‘days in the sun’ where they’re dancing because WHY TEH FUCK NOT
  • everytime lumiere’s in a shot and you just see plumette flying by in the background. they’re so in orbit around each other all the time
  • ok but have i already mentioned the kiss at the end because it’s bomb
  • wait yes i did i spent 20 minutes talking about it already. dammit
  • ok let’s finish off: THE FINAL DANCE where they’re doing that fun waltz in the corner and they’re just looking at each otehr and UGH how can you focus on anything else when she’s all in white and he’s all in gold and they look like the fucking sky descended to earth
What do you want from me, Michael?

Fic prompt I received from @sarahscofeld: Would you be so kind as to write a fanfic about Michael’s thoughts, before during and after, Michael and Sara’s first kiss in the infirmary?

Originally posted by fangirler96

She’s in a good mood. She catches his eye as she makes her way down the infirmary hallway toward him, and she allows the smallest smile, just a breath of a smile, really, to touch her lips and eyes. Later, Michael will wonder if that smile changed everything. If it kept him from crashing and burning, stopped him from trying to snag that red-rubbered key from the ring in her pocket right then and there. Because Sara Tancredi smiles are rare. They’re earned, and he wouldn’t—couldn’t—throw one away with a clumsy snatch-and-grab. Surprisingly, not even for the escape. Not even for Lincoln.

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