I have a few thoughts about the sneak peeks and this most recent CS drama.
I get being disappointed and annoyed. I’m not here to tell anyone not to be. That said, I’m not. At first I did think it seemed very out of character, given that she literally went to hell for him last season, but thinking about it… Emma’s reaction makes sense to me, for a few reasons. It’s her initial, and emotional, reaction and it seems very “you don’t want me? Fine! I don’t want you!” to me. (We also don’t know the whole context, whether she’s assuming he’s gone or whether she’s been told in some way, etc.)
Emma is in a situation here where she is not in control. Killian left. She can’t bring him back, she can’t do anything, the ball is in his court - partly because she put it there. She’s left with a “maybe”, and Emma Swan is not good with “maybes”. She needs control, and she doesn’t have any right now. The only thing she can do is try to close the chapter herself, by putting his things away and basically saying “screw you, I am making this decision for myself”.
It’s an emotional reaction and I think it’s one she’ll probably reconsider, maybe even feel bad about later, and they’ll sort things out in the end anyway. But it doesn’t feel that out of character for me. It’s not about Killian, it’s about Emma.
Should she know that he’d never leave her? Maybe. Then again… why? Emma knows her pirate and his tendency to angst, she knows that he would totally leave if he thought it was for the best. And lest we forget, he was fully intending to leave. If not for Snow’s sudden inadvertent interference, he would have. So Emma isn’t very far off in her assessment of him there. She was almost right. And as long as that’s the case, she couldn’t trust him not to leave, because given the right circumstances and his stubborn notions of honour and self-sacrifice, he would leave. I can’t really blame her for that (especially since unlike me she’s neither seen any of his Emma-less scenes, nor can she know, whether because of narrative logic or filming spoilers, that of course he’s coming back).
The other thing is, last season, she made him stay against his will, turned him into the Dark One over it. It didn’t go well. He was furious, and rightly so. She’s learned that lesson.
This is the first time Killian has voluntarily (she thinks) left. It’s the first time Emma has dealt with a situation like this. And instead of falling apart, broken-hearted, she’s being proactive - not in a constructive way, but still. And honestly, I think this is healthier than “must get him to stay no matter the cost”. It’s Emma saying, and realising, that she doesn’t need Killian. She wants him, she chose him… but she doesn’t need him. It hurts, but she can handle it. That’s good. For both of them.
So now, when he comes back, their relationship will take another step forward. They’re learning to trust each other on a new level here. Killian has already realised that he can trust Emma with anything, that she’s not better off without him. That’s new. So when he comes back and they work this out, Emma will realise and know, from now on, that he won’t leave her voluntarily out of some misguided ideas of honour or whatever. But up until this, neither of them knew those things, because they hadn’t come up.
Their relationship is still a work in progress and they are both still learning and growing as people. They don’t always react perfectly or sensibly and they don’t always know what we know. But they’re working on it and they’re getting ever closer to a point where they’re together because they choose to be, with love and trust and honesty, and none of the insecurities and co-dependency and fears and needs that have plagued them in the past.
Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what happened. As an only child, he would often get into mischievous activities such as adventure through his grandfather Jack Warner's sex toys, shoot his BB gun with his cousin Chad, and create sex magazines to sell to his classmates. His parents raised him as an Episcopalian, and he attended the religious private Heritage Christian School. It was there that he became fueled with hate towards Christanity. During his tenth grade year, he convinced his parents to let him attend a public school.After he graduated from high school, he and his parents moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida because his father got a better job there. He studied journalism and theater at the local community college called Broward, and being some place new and feeling lonely, he wrote poems and short stories. After being fired from his last job at a record store, he became entertainment journalist for a local magazine. He interviewed several famous musicians including Trent Reznor from the band "Nine Inch Nails". Along with his job and writing, he would also frequently go to rock clubs. He soon decided to create his own band. With musical influences from Ozzy Osbourne and KISS, he recruited other musicians with the same interests and started the band called "Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids". He got the name Marilyn Manson as a combination from the names of the movie star Marilyn Monroe and the psycho killer Charles Manson. The band's name would later officially change to just Mariyn Manson, and most of the original band members would leave and be replaced, too. Manson reunited with Trent Reznor and had his band tour with "Nine Inch Nails". Reznor would also produce Marilyn Manson's first three albums (Portriat of an American Family, AntiChrist Superstar, and Mechanical Animals) and an E.P. (Smells like Children). "Mechanical Animals" is Marilyn Manson's most successful album to date. With the success, Manson became a controversial celebrity, because the anti-Christian message in his songs, and Satanist 'Anton Szandor LaVey' deemed Manson a Reverend for the Church of Satan. Also with fame, Manson started to mingle with other celebrities, and began a romantic relationship with the actress Rose McGowan. They became engaged, but broke off the relationship in 2001.He then fell in love with the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and soon became engaged. They had a fairytale, non-denominational wedding in a castle in Ireland. Meanwhile, Manson came out with two more albums (Holy Wood, and the Golden Age of Grotesque), and a best of album (Lest We Forget: The Best Of...). He also dabbled into acting by being in such movies as Jawbreaker (1999), Party Monster (1998) and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004). He continues to make music and act in movies.
A series of unrelated, fluffy one shots featuring Killian Jones and
Emma Swan and the relationship that makes us all swoon. Will contain
both canon and AU stories. My contribution to Operation Rainbow Kisses
and Unicorn Stickers (aka, my attempt to drown out the season 4 finale
angst with ridiculous levels of fluff.)
Killian scrunched his nose as he dug
the pitchfork into the muck in the horse’s stall, and then tossed it into the
wheelbarrow. This farming was hot, physical, odoriferous work—and he was
only beginning his tasks for the day. Why
the blazes had he ever agreed to Dave’s favor? Next time he found himself
in a pinch, he’d face the consequences on his own.
One week before
Killian peered into the washing machine
in dismay. What the bloody hell had gone amiss? Where should have
sat a load full of clean, pristine white clothing was a mess of pinks and reds.
After sifting through, Killian found the culprit. A brand new pair
of Emma’s red unmentionables had found its way in the otherwise white load.
“Bloody hell,” Killian muttered to
She’d warned him about this. “Killian,
you have to sort the laundry before you wash it. Separate the whites from
the colors. If you don’t, the colors will bleed and ruin the whites.”
He’d waved her off, assuring her that
he’d been washing his clothing for a couple of centuries before she’d been
alive, but it was clear she wasn’t convinced, sure this “washing machine” would
do him in.
When the war is done, they slip away together into the fields stretching throughout the valley they had been holed up in with their unit. They slip into the backyard of an abandoned house, its white linen sheets somehow still hanging on their wires and clothespins, fluttering gently in the wind.
Theseus takes him by the hips and pins Graves up against a tree, high enough where his toes are scrambling to touch the roots beneath them.
“Thes-!” He barks (not squeaks), and then there is a thigh between his, pressing, and Graves can do nothing more than throw his head back against the rough bark of the tree and pray for mercy. Pray that it never ends. That this isn’t just some cruel fever dream in the trenches.
He had had boners from surviving battle before - fierce and aching and heady from the adrenaline. That stiffness, that ache, paled in comparison to the flower of sheer exhilaration that bloomed in his groin and gut the moment they announced the war had ended. That the ultimate battle had been survived and won.
And if the hot, heavy press against his hip is anything to go by, Theseus knows exactly what Graves is talking about.
He wonders what the other boys are doing. Drinking, most likely. Getting rowdy to forget. Celebrating, lest they be consumed by the alternative.
It hits him like bricks cascading down upon his shoulders - heavy and overwhelming. Still pinned where his toes can’t reach, he curls down and into Theseus, his hands claws that clutch desperately at the back of his best friend’s coat. He tucks his face into the hollow of that throat, exposed from his clutching fingers, and lets loose a whispery, open mouthed “we made it”.
“We made it, we made it, we made it,” Graves says until his words become sobs. He’s shaking so fiercely that were it not for Theseus’ hands on his hips, he would have long ago come apart. But Theseus holds him. Uses his own fingers as stitches that keep Graves together. He kisses Graves’ jaw, the hot prickle of his patchy stubble, the wet curve of his cheek. Kisses him like a man that had been caught at sea, finally beached on dry land - lips against the sand.
Theseus takes him down from the tree and lays him into the soft grass beneath the laundry. The sheets whisper around them, shielding them like the wings of the angels that surely saw them through the war. Theseus’ face is a gentle, smiling, awe-struck thing. It flickers in and out of view beneath the waves of undulating fabric, and each time he returns Graves is a little more breathless.
After its over - after the war is done - Theseus takes Graves in a sea of white fabric, swallows down his guilty sobs, and answers, “We did. We did.”
Repeats the words until they hold Graves to this world like chains, keeping him in the present - away from the death they’ve left behind. He takes him in a field of soft grass and white fabric, and kisses him until his stitches take hold.
The other ship does realize the ep is called "New Best Friends" right? I know that it's probably referring to the junkyard group but it sets the tone for the whole episode. *cough* "best friends" because you know that's what C&D are to each other. What Rick is to Daryl is what C@rol is to Daryl they made it obvious as hell with the paralleled reunion hugs. It's been 7 years and nothing has happened and it would have already if so. Carzekiel is what the story is telling.
There’s a wedding to plan, and Caroline’s a little too preoccupied to enjoy her wifely duties - and Klaus is not impressed. This is a gift for Angie (@thetourguidebarbie) and inspired in part by this popular photoset and by @paigemarie007. Smut warning for the Klaroline Arbor Day Smutfest event!
Snuggling deeper into Enzo’s shoulder, Caroline had to fight hard to keep her concentration on the television.
“You’re thinking too loud, gorgeous,” he teased, pinching her elbow. “I’m surprised they don’t hear you from the Chopped kitchen - don’t distract them lest they forget to add the jalapeno candy.”
She nudged him hard. “Shut up, it’s your fault,” she accused.
Enzo sighed and pulled her closer. “I said I was sorry for springing it on you, but you would have been angrier if I waited even a day after receiving the assignment.” Hardly his first deployment with the Air Force, he knew it spiked his best friend’s stress level every time. At least this one would only be for a year. “We still have a week before I have to be on base.”
“Pretty sure Kol has dibs once he gets back,” she muttered. Thinking of how hard Kol took his last deployment, though, Caroline softened. “How’d he take the news?”
“The same as he always does.” Enzo gave a sad smile. “He promised to bring home plenty of work samples to get his year’s worth now.”
Considering Kol was a pharmaceutical rep with a certain blue pill as his top seller, Caroline could fill in the blanks. Allergic to feelings, Kol was one to drown actual emotion with more superficial fun and sex. Hell, it was how he and Enzo started their torrid love affair back in college; the whole ‘friends with benefits’ concept was super convenient for their freshman year as roommates.
After almost ten years together, though, Caroline knew Kol loved Enzo more than anything. His nonchalant attitude would dissipate as soon as Enzo left. “Well,” she sighed heavily, “have fun, then. But I’m planning your going away party, and nudity will not be allowed.”
“About that, gorgeous-”
“Nope!” Caroline threw up a stern finger. “Kol is still on probation for those assless chaps at your birthday.”
“That was three years ago.”
Chuckling, Enzo reached for her hands before they could get to her phone and her lists. “Aside from that totally unfair position on clothing policies,” he joked, “Kol and I actually had a different party in mind.”
Caroline blinked as Enzo patiently waited for the realization to set in. “Oh my god,” she gasped. “Oh my god!” Wrapping him in a hug, she gave an excited squeal until a horrifying thought struck.
I apologize for this post - it’s not dog related so if you want to see dogs keep scrolling on past - this might get long.
April 9th 1917 began the battle of Vimy Ridge - an important WWI battle for Canada.
It was the first time all of Canada fought together as a nation. Canada took center stage for this battle all four divisions working towards one goal, with support from their allies.
Canada’s other allies had tried in the past to take the ridge but had all failed. 4 days of harsh fighting and Canada had managed to do what others could not.
They took the ridge - but at a great loss.
As a Canadian, I feel it is my duty to remember this - this battle - as many historians say that despite Canada being around for 50 years when this battle took place, Canada was born as a nation during that battle. Other countries saw Canada as a unified country fighting for what it believed in - instead of being a colony, fighting for what everyone else was fighting for.
I feel this is important - as we enter uncertain times ahead - to remember that people fought for freedom and for rights 100 years ago that others are still fighting for today. Please do not take your rights for granted, they were fought for and paid for dearly with the belief that everyone deserves equal rights. Everyone. If you have rights, fight for those who do not - not only because they deserve those rights, but as to not tarnish the memory and sacrifice of those who fought and died for those rights.
Today there is a ceremony for the 100th anniversary of this battle, and while I wish I could be there, I am proud to say that 10 years ago for the 90th, I was there, paying my respects for the re-dedication ceremony. I promised myself there that I would not forget what happened, I would not take my rights for granted, and that I would fight for those who deserve the same rights as I have. This post is a written promise - that I will continue to uphold that promise as best as I can.
I KNOOOOOOW!!!! Like, I WISH we could request that Ann M. Martin rewrite the entire series replacing all the main characters with members of One Direction. Because when you think about it, they fit PERFECTLY:
LOUIS TOMLINSON is 100% Kristy Thomas. Loyal, bossy, competitive loudmouth with a heart of gold who is good with sports and children:
He may also be slightly in love with his best friend…
LIAM JAMES PAYNE, aka Mary Anne Spier. Responsible (daddy direction??), competent, and kind to a fault, but often willing to go along with Louis/Kristy’s “great ideas.” Also, has anyone ever been more the club secretary than Liam?? Lest we forget, he is the BELEAGUERED LEADER OF THE BIRTHDAY CLUB:
Liam Payne. Keeping TRACK of his people. He is also very tight with his step-brother…
NIALL HORAN, aka Dawn Schafer. Think about it: blonde. Sunny, laid-back personalities. Casual clothes. Transplants from far-off lands (Ireland and California, respectively). Militant environmentalists…
I mean, just look at this boy selflessly saving (some might say RESCUING) that sad, lonely leaf! PS- whatever is in his mouth PROBABLY isn’t red meat, so. Dawn Schafer.
And then we have HARRY STYLES as sophisticated, stylish, slightly above-it-all dork (I mean, she’s in a babysitting club…) Stacey McGill. She’s a little bit posh and a lot weird and all the boys love her. Let us also never forget:
You know who ELSE doesn’t eat sugar?? Stacey McFuckingGill. Now, he says he’s joking afterward, but I hope we can all recognize that as the lie it clearly is. And Harry’s best friend, of course, is the beautiful…
ZAYN MALIK, as Claudia Kishi. Artistic. Talented. Trend-setting. Gorgeous. Fetishized as “exotic” for being non-white:
A: What are/were this characters’s best subjects in school?
Fitting for someone as imaginative and plucky as Amy, Art and Music were her greatest subjects.
(Of course, this implies that Sonic characters go to school in the first place…)
M: What is their favourite dessert?
Cream’s specially made vanilla cupcakes. :]
Y: What is the one question they’ve always wanted an answer to?
“Does Sonic return my respect?”
Now you might think the question she’d want the quickest answer to would be if Sonic returned her love, but lest we forget, above all else - including his love - she wants his respect, as she mentioned way back in Adventure 1.
If she can know for sure that Sonic deeply respects her (which he does), that would mean the world to her.
R: What are their hands like?
Soft and dainty. And also comically large as per Sonic tradition.
O: What would it take to break them, inside and out?
If Sonic was either killed in the worst way possible, or a broken shadow of his former self for whatever reason. She has faith in him no matter what happens, so her reaction to such a thing would not be something to take lightly.
S: How stealthy are they?
Her inexplicable presence on Prison Island in Adventure 2 would indicate that she’s pretty damn good at stealth.
E: How are they with children?
She’s always positive, she’s close friends with Cream, and as long as it’s not about Sonic she’s generally easy to talk to, so I’d say she works well with kids.
Aries: “History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men. What is history? History is women following behind with the bucket.”
Taurus: “History is just one fucking thing after another.”
Gemini: “Durham was very good for history. It’s where I had my first pizza. Other things too, of course, but it’s the pizza that stands out.”
Cancer: “Can you, for a moment, imagine how depressing it is to teach five centuries of masculine ineptitude?”
Leo: “The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met.”
Virgo: “A photograph on every mantelpiece. And all this mourning has veiled the truth. It’s not so much lest we forget, as lest we remember.”
Libra: “Clichés can be quite fun. That’s how they got to be clichés.”
Scorpio: “I’m not “happy” but I’m not unhappy about it.”
Sagittarius: “History nowadays is not a matter of conviction. It’s a performance. It’s entertainment. And if it isn’t, make it so.”
Capricorn: “All the effort went into getting there and then I had nothing left. I thought I’d got somewhere, then I found I had to go on.”
Aquarius: “One of the hardest things for boys to learn is that a teacher is human. One of the hardest things for a teacher to learn is not to try and tell them.”
Pisces: “It’s subjunctive history. You know, the subjunctive? The mood used when something may or may not have happened. When it is imagined.”