liberty and co

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At the Palace of Beauxbatons, we ‘ave ice sculptures all around the dining chamber at Christmas. They do not melt, of course… they are like ‘uge statues of diamond, glittering around the place.

                              ― Harry Potter and Wizarding Schools

Hamilton Fashion AU

Liberty Fashion Co. has just successfully broken away from an iconic Britain-based global fashion company headed by the slightly insane royal CEO. Will Liberty Fashion, led by experienced and innovative designer George Washington, be able to rise in the fashion industry to be recognized as a leader of high fashion luxury brands?

More importantly, will the company be able to stay together through the ups and downs of the fluctuating fashion industry and dramatic inner conflicts?

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here’s the casual and formal wear challenge for rosamund ✌️️im totally at my friend’s house havin a smirnoff and finishing this. i might post again with better quality pics.

i kinda took some liberties cos i don’t know what most nohrian casual clothes look like… but i stuck to the color scheme at least 🙃 she definitely likes her everyday dress more than fancy clothes. since she was a noble of sorts, she went to a lot of parties when she lived with her family. the formal dress she’s wearing was from a gathering where she was able to see the royal family in person. she didn’t get to personally meet them, but she was intimidated all the same.

Reasons Why Donnie RULES OOTS:
  • WHEW, lucky Don was on hand to catch Leo - one-armed - and let him just dangle there while the others bicker.  It’s time to go? That’s okay, he’ll just throw his bro into the air. One-armed. Nonchalant badass.
  • “Doitdoitdoit, won’t stop until you do it!” - I think we just had a snapshot into Raph and Don’s relationship growing up. And it’s ADORABLE. <3
  • “I say go, you say Knicks!” - why is it when Donnie leads the cheer I can’t stop myself following?
  • That wiggly little dance of glee he does when they score a goal.
  • Why does he carry around a peashooter? Not just any peashooter, the world’s fanciest peashooter. What’s that about? Why does it need a telescopic sight? Just because he can? Just for giggles? Or was that one of his first inventions, created primarily to torment the hell out of Raph and Mike??? MYSTERIES.
  • Casually tasing Mikey without even looking. More nonchalant badassery.
  • Fanboying over Baxter Stockman. <3
  • But he doesn’t even question April’s claims. He completely trusts her.
  • omg he’s programmed that fucking watch to display his own smiling cartoonified-face when a task is completed ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh his attention to detail is OFF THE HOOK.
  • Speaking of: that fucking battletruck! 
  • That fucking battletruck and yet all he can do is apologise for all the little things he hasn’t finished yet. “When it’s done it’s gonna be amazing!” Donnie you are too cute. You are too precious. You are too adorable. Your fucking battletruck is already amazing and everyone is in awe of you and yet you won’t be happy until you’re sure the job is done. YOU’RE amazing.  DON’T ARGUE. SHUT UP. YOU ARE.
  • Because he’s thoughtfully equipped the rear of that truck with punching bags. He knows exactly what Raph is like and exactly how impossible he’d be to travel with. He thinks of everything. He really is “The Brains”.
  • “Big-ass magnet”. One of only two characters who cuss in this movie. That nonchalant badass.
  • “Appears to be some sort of residue from a teleportation event”. Donnie how exactly is it that you have words for EVERYTHING? 
  • OMG THAT TONGUE THING WHEN APRIL ASKS FOR SOMETHING TO GET DATA FROM BAXTER THAT’S MAYBE THE CUTEST THING DONNIE’S EVER DONE IN A VERY LONG LIST OF VERY CUTE THINGS.
  • “We’re training” *lobs ball* “…sort of” AND THAT GRIN AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH STOP BEING SO FREAKING CUTE I’M GONNA BARF PUPPIES
  • Oh, Mikey’s gonna do an intro reel is he? Okay then, Donnie’s just gonna roll with that. He doesn’t even hesitate, he just plays along! He might be quiet, and studious, and cerebral, but make no mistake, Donnie definitely has a unique flamboyant edge to his personality. Donnie is the most fun, next to Mikey.
  • He tracks Bebop and Rocksteady via “isotopic signatures” HOW I DON’T EVEN KNOW BUT HE DOES IT AND IT WORKS.
  • Then he spends his spare time between hunting crooks and dinner to whip up a whole batch of retromutagen. Okay Donnie, this prodigy thing is getting kinda old, take it down a notch willya.
    Kidding! Do it some more!
  • Hyper-excited Donnie practically hyperventilating as he so-carefully speed walks to Leo: “Leo! Leo! Oh my gosh oh my gosh this amazing!”
  • oh MY GOD the LOOK on his face when Leo shuts him down. The way he bows his head. How he dutifully, obediently responds with perfect logic and rationale to bolster Leo’s position, yet he cannot disguise the utter heartbreak and devastation he’s feeling. This is one of the finest moments in the movie, every gesture and expression and vocal intonation is absolutely perfect and there are galaxies of unbearable emotion in those eyes that leave us all aching and anguished for the generous, loyal, completely self-sacrificing turtle that is the one and only Donatello.
  • He does NOT LIKE that Leo asks him to keep it a secret from Raph and Mikey, he does not like it ONE BIT. But for Leo, he will.
  • “Sorry guys”. I just love that he acknowledges the unfairness of it all to the others.
  • Did he really blind Leo by accident or was that a little pass-agg retaliation cos Leo harshed his buzz about being in the museum? You really can’t tell, and that makes it even more awesome. 
  • Baffling Leo with geek speak. Love. It.
  • Just tasing a couple of cops, nbd. 
  • He bows his head when Raph yells at him about lying to his family, but he does not snitch on Leo, all the same.  You just know Donnie is feeling hella guilty anyway - he never wanted to keep it from them. He’s ashamed and heartsick. But he won’t snitch.
  • “You know the plan.” And then he jumps. He just steps up to the door, and jumps. Without a parachute. Like it’s no big thing. Like he’s just popping up the corner shop for a carton of milk. Donnie is possibly the biggest badass on the team? Eat yer heart out, Raph. 
  • Look at that smug bastard just casually plummeting through the air, swinging around the plane and landing perfectly. Like a badass. A nonchalant badass.
  • “Don’t worry, guys, I’ll level out the plane.” Yeah, nothing to worry about guys! The cockpit is blasted to shreds and the joystick just popped out, but don’t worry! Donnie’s got it all under control!
  • … uhhhhh… and it works! Holy shit, Donnie lands that fucking plane pretty goddamn well considering it’s basically just twisted sheets of metal at that point. Look, there’s no denying it anymore, Donnie is the freaking hero of this movie. And some.
  • “How could you??” The tone of voice says it all: “DO NOT BE A JERK TO MIKEY!!!!!!!”
  • “And boatloads of heart!” You can hear the genuine love and appreciation in his voice so hard I just got goosebumps from thinking about it!
  • Just casually strutting down the street with his super high-tech holograph computer display he whipped up one morning after breakfast from a coffee can and a lava lamp. nbd.
  • And there he goes, just leaping onto the edge of a strut at the top of the Chrysler. It’s how he doesn’t even seem to think about any of this deep-level badassery that makes it just so… badass.
  • I could die for the way he pep talks himself as he does all his sciency-computery stuff. (。♥‿♥。)
  • Oh don’t mind him, he’ll just casually hack the technodrome then casually leap right through the air to just casually stab Krang right through the droid with his freakin’ bo. H E R O.
  • As the technodrome disassembles, in that moment of joy and triumph, he reaches for his bros, seeking their touch, their closeness. <3
  • That humble, sweet, thrilled grin when he’s given his key. DONNNIIIIEEEEEEEEEEE why do you have to do this to me, I’ve got cavities.
  • Jumping for joy up the top of Liberty cos all the nonchalant badassery is taken care of for now and it’s time to be the adorable goof we all know and love so much. <3 <3 <3
  • For real though, Donnie gets shit DONE in this movie. SO MUCH SHIT GETS DONE BY THE HAND OF DONNIE. He out-brains, out-manouevers, out-techs, out-cutes and out-badasses literally everyone else in the whole goddamn movie and he’s still too freakin’ humble to even call attention to it even though he COULD and everyone else would be forced to recognise! But nah, Donnie will go on quietly over-achieving and knowing April is always gonna call because, let’s face it, who else is she gonna call? It’s not like Leo can hack the technodrome, track an isotopic signature, engineer a retromutagen, taser some cops, jump out of a plane without a chute, land a plane using only his bo and a whole lotta gumption AND put together an incredible battletruck whilst also being a muscular, agile, ninjitsu-fighting badass who delivers the final blow to Krang and protects his little bro at every turn, can he? Yeah, nah. DONNIE IS KING.
Hamilton Fashion AU

Liberty Fashion Co. has just successfully broken away from an iconic Britain-based global fashion company headed by the slightly insane royal CEO. Will Liberty Fashion, led by experienced and innovative designer George Washington, be able to rise in the fashion industry to be recognized as a leader of high fashion luxury brands?

More importantly, will the company be able to stay together through the ups and downs of the fluctuating fashion industry and dramatic inner conflicts?

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Nice AU idea!

rebelpride927  asked:

I have a question that I can't seem to figure out myself. I'm not looking for an aggressive argument, I just want an answer. Why is it that the pro-lifers are so anti-extended maternity leave and free healthcare options for mothers? Wouldn't you wanna give that mother and child all the possibilities of living a decent life? Not one in poverty or bad health? THAT is more pro-life than anything...

Fair question, however, I think you will find that the two positions aren’t necessarily connected. The reason it seems that way is because the pro-lifers you see also being “anti-extended maternity leave” and anti-”free” health care options are also conservative. This means that as a rule they value freedom over coercion. So in that respect, we aren’t anti-extended maternity leave at all. In fact, I am all for extended maternity leave, as long as it is voluntarily provided. Something which business are beginning to do with more frequency. I will even take it a step further, I am also for women( or men for that matter) having semi-permanent maternity leave, that is, staying home with their children should they choose to, and the primary way to do this is by re-building of the nuclear family and increasing wages for the primary earner.  

What I have a problem with is forcing companies to provide these benefits .  While they seem to be “free”, in reality that money comes from somewhere and I don’t believe you have a right to take another person’s money just because you chose to have a child. Furthermore, I think that a few extra months with your child, while beneficial for bonding and development, will not solve financial issues since eventually the mother will have to go back to work long before the child is ready for school. So forcing others to subsidize their life doesn’t even solve the problem you are proposing it will solve.

In addition, I disagree with the idea that forcing others to fund your life choices is more pro-life than actually not killing children. A child can live and have a wonderful life full of love and happiness without a couple months of extra time with mom, but they can’t survive being yanked out of the womb early with a pair of forceps. So I still think not killing the child is more pro-life than being opposed to forcing others to provide for the child.

So to summarize, it is all about rights and force.  What right do you have to seize the property of others? What right do you have to end the life of another person? and because both of these positions emphasize the rights of the individual to retain their life, liberty and property, they can co-exist perfectly well.