life and times of s. carter

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“Dwayne Carter murdered that man. It’s plain and simple.” Rafael said angrily.

That man stopped his daughter’s rapist and murderer!” Liv countered. “Something we couldn’t do!”

Rafael was silent for a moment. “I don’t have a choice. The DA wants me to prosecute this case.”

“What about extreme emotional distress? Doesn’t that count for anything? Plead him out.” Liv asked.

“Why are you coming down so hard on this guy?” Sonny asked. He had been incredibly upset about this case.

“The law is the law, why should he get a pass on taking another man’s life?” Rafael answered.

Samantha Carter, a fourteen year old girl, had been sexually assaulted and killed by her tennis coach. Her father, Dwayne Carter, had been devastated. Sonny had spent most of his time with her father during the investigation.

You had performed the autopsy and collected as much evidence as possible. Luckily there had been some partial prints on Samantha’s belt buckle, which had led us to her tennis coach. His prints were on the files for the Education Department, since it is a requirement for certification or employment in schools. This had been enough evidence for a warrant to obtain a sample of David Granger’s DNA.

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anonymous asked:

But what was Bear's best episode??? Also, I am SO with you on Prisoner's Dilemma for Reese. Everyone always overlooks that one, but imo the scene where Reese tells Carter about 9/11 and giving up a "normal" life to go back to the service is Reese's single most enthralling scene in the whole show, and the best single-scene performance from JC. TPH reacting and ME watching, and the soundtrack, also make it. Just superb.

Bear is the hero of every episode he’s in. He completely overshadows everyone else. Actual MVP.

I’ll throw in special mentions for his scuba diving adventure in Point Of Origin, the memorable scene where he fetched guns in Deus Ex Machina, that time he came face to face with Greer in an epic showdown worthy of him in Allegiance, and that time he was depressed because he just wanted a hot date in One Percent. And of course we can’t forget his first episode because have we ever had a more impactful and iconic introduction to any character ever? The answer is no.

And yesss I adore Prisoner’s Dilemma! The flashbacks were a bit redundant, but as a character episode for John it’s definitely up there.

I loved his scene from Return 0 because it’s such a heroic sacrifice and I adore that he died for Harold and saved the world. It was so beautiful and well shot but I have to say that that one line about “at first saving one life at a time seemed a bit anticlimactic” is so… NOT JOHN WHATSOEVER.

John adored running around saving one person at a time and seeing them safely all the way through and smiling softly at them as they were reunited with their families. It was what he actually wanted and he got to do it in a way that being in the CIA never allowed him to. The definite knowledge and tangible proof that he was using his skills to help people was so important to him and he legitimately THRIVED working on the irrelevant list with Harold.


Why is February Black History Month? Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

  • President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976.
  • But people had been celebrating Black History Month, however, since long before Ford’s designation. 
  • In 1915, Carter Woodson — a historian often referred to as the “Father of Black History” — developed an association in Chicago to bring attention to the importance of studying and spreading knowledge about black life and history. 
  • At the time, it was called the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History; since then, it has been renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • The founders created reading and study materials for teachers, wrote plays and made posters sharing important information and dates about black history.
  • In 1926, they also announced that “Negro History Week” would take place during the month of February.
  •  Over time — and especially as a response from college students during the Civil Rights movement — a push came for the celebratory week to be expanded to a month.
  • Woodson chose February partly because it was the birth month of two people who’d played important roles in black history: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Read more

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The problem with reading Percy Jackson books is that when you start you can’t stop. So I read them all. About gods, the heroes, the teeny tiny books about their camp system. Everything. I read the Kane’s so I can read about the crossovers I read about Magnus Chase because Annabeth. Like shit. And all that happens in the mean time of my life does not exist. When I’m in school I don’t study like fuck studying this guy here *snort* study like what? No! Stupid mister study. I read fanfics look up fanpost headcanons pictures. Rick you’re ruining my life. And I love it. I get bad grades and I’m antisocial but Rick’s books help me they let me forget the reality for a moment and sometimes that can be a life saviour.

The Forgotten One

The Forgotten One

Steve Rogers x  reader

Part 1

So I had an idea and started writing a fic and in about an hour is was 1700 words so I am going to split it in to 2. 


   You were in love with Steve Rogers, and he didn’t care about you at all. At first you were depressed, then kind of numb but after what had happened in Germany while you waited for him to get his shield back from Sharon Carter you were just done with it all. For years you had been a teammate and you thought a friend to him and now he was standing 10 feet away from you kissing the “love of his life”’s niece just weeks after Peggy’s death. All you could think while Bucky and Sam smirked at him was “What the hell is going on here?”. The same man who had specifically told you a month before Peggy’s death that he just didn’t have time for romance was now kissing Sharon Carter.

   “You can’t just leave, (Y/N), Wanda said from behind you as you continued stuffing clothes and other essentials into a duffle bag.

     You knew you were all safe in Wakanda for now and that the rest of “Team Cap” were planning to stay for a while to help Bucky. You normally would have been there for him as you had been for the others but at the moment your nerves were stretched thin and a certain Captain was at the center of all the jumbled thoughts running through your head.

    “Wanda I love you but I have to go. You don’t understand.” You said not even glancing in her direction knowing you would immediately break down in tears.

     “If I don’t understand then tell me what is going on. Why did you start packing today?” Wanda was pacing your room now, her accent becoming thicker the more upset she got.

    You just stood there for a moment and took a deep breath. Then you made a decision, she deserved an answer but you couldn’t explain so you said the only thing you could think of, “Wanda, I know you can read my mind so do that because I can’t tell you what I’m doing.”

    Wanda stood there looking shocked as you bowed your head and continued to breath deeply trying hard not to block her out. After a few seconds she gasped and began to walk toward you with a look of such sympathy that the tears you had been trying to hide began slipping down your cheeks and you hands began to shake.

     You tried to control your power but when you got upset they became unpredictable and you disappeared from Wanda’s sight and she mumbled “Oh, sweetie”, using her red glow to shower a few sparks over you so she could hug you.

      You knew what she had seen. The years of being alone and ignored until SHIELD had found you in a foster home. No family, no friends, and not an ounce of self esteem. You had been trained for combat, taught to shoot, and you had made friends. You had eventually even begun to date and had a couple of not so successful relationships but they never got you down because you had parted as friends.  

        Then Fury drafted you in to the Avengers. When they flew you to the carrier you were excited to see Natasha but she had been talking to Captain America. Having never met him before you had gone invisible due to nervousness and walked past Nat, poking her in the back with your elbow, causing her to stutter momentarily before continuing her conversation.

         You had not fought in New York as much as the others, using your power of invisibility and force field to shield civilians and moving them from the streets and into the subway tunnels. After everything was said and done you had become a valued part of the team you thought. There had been parties, training, movie nights, and family dinners. There had been mission after mission culminating in helping Steve search for Bucky. Unfortunately that had led to a break in your little family but none of that hurt as much as being in love with someone who basically acted like you were invisible all the time lately.

         Natasha walked in on Wanda with her arm wrapped around you, tears running down the younger girl’s cheeks and you still partially transparent due to your emotions and immediately said “So ladies, who am I going to have to kill tonight?”

         You and Wanda broke apart and you took a couple of deep breaths and began to head toward the bathroom for your toiletries, asking Wanda to explain things to Nat.

Time skip to dinner

      T’challa, Steve, Bucky, Sam, Wanda, Nat and Scott  sat around the formal dining table, the men talking about random things and the women just shooting each other looks then glaring daggers at Steve. After the first course Sam happened to look down the table next to Nat and ask “Where is (Y/N)?”

       “She requested dinner in her room.” T’challa answered, turning back to his conversation with Scott.

        Frowning, Steve turned to Natasha and Wanda and asked “Is (Y/N) sick or something?”

        Neither Nat nor Wanda answered, instead they gave each other a look, not glancing back at Steve and picked up their utensils and placed them on their plates and proceeded to take their dinners and wine glasses and leave the room with a not overly polite “Excuse us!” thrown to the room in general. As they exited dramatically Bucky turned to Steve and muttered “What did you do, punk?” to which Steve just shook his head in bewilderment.

     The knock on your bedroom door took you by surprise because you knew that everyone should be at dinner. When you opened it there stood Nat and Wanda with their dinners and smirks on their faces.

     “If this is your last night with us we are going to have a sleepover.” Nat said pushing past you and taking her dinner to the small table in your room, Wanda trailing behind her.

      “You guys are the best” you said with a small smile as you joined them and laughed along with them as you each recounted funny stories from various missions including when Tony had stepped out of his suit and left it in guard dog mode, tripped and fell in a huge mud puddle.

      After a couple hours, a couple bottles of wine, and a mountain of junk food sent up from the kitchen everyone was getting sleepy so you decided to take a shower so you would be ready to leave in the morning. As soon as they heard the water switch on in the bathroom Nat and Wanda looked at each other sadly and decided to come up with a plan to get you to stay.

       “Nat, we have to do something. She is so unhappy. I looked inside her head and it is chaos and I don’t know how she is living with that burning ache in her chest. I was only in her mind for seconds and I felt like I couldn’t breathe.” Wanda said, her eyes tearing up again as everything she saw replayed in her head.

    “What exactly did you see? I knew she liked Steve, hell the first week after he joined the Avengers she would go invisible whenever he entered a room, but I didn’t know she was still crushing on him so hard.”

      “It’s not a crush Natasha. She loves him. She loves him more than she loves herself. I saw all these moments over the last few years. They would go for coffee or go out to lunch, he would hold her hand or give her a kiss on the cheek and she would melt inside. He would snuggle up to her on movie nights or rest his head on her shoulder while she was cooking. Then a couple months ago she got up the courage to ask him on an actual date and he said he didn’t have time to get romantically involved and then in Germany he kissed Sharon Carter right in front of her while she was shielding Steve, Sharon, Bucky, and Sam with her forcefield and hiding their cars.”

      Natasha’s mouth dropped open and she muttered something like “Oh no he didn’t”. She jumped to her feet and raced out of the room leaving Wanda speechless.

  “STEVE ROGERS!!!! Where are you hiding you All-American asshole?” Nat yelled as she banged on Steve’s door. When the door swung open to show Steve looking at her with a half smile Nat almost punched him but due to her inebriated state and the fact that Bucky read her intentions and grabbed her arm she settle for rattling off a tirade in Russian (Steve only recognizing when she said Sharon’s name) and aiming a kick toward his groin that he easily side stepped.

   “What the hell is wrong with you Nat?” Steve asked and was shocked when she spit at him, pushed Bucky off her arm and walked away.

    “You messed up bad kid,” Bucky said shaking his head at Steve. “The Russian she was speaking was basically how she would like to carve you into little pieces and throw you to the wolves, balls first.”

     “But what did I do Buck?”

     “You broke her best friend’s heart.” Bucky said sadly then turned to head to his own room, not even finishing the movie he and Steve had been watching.

      Steve stood frozen in place. He didn’t know what to do. Should he go talk to Natasha? No, she was too angry right now. He should talk to (Y/N). He didn’t understand how he had broken her heart.

      Making up his mind he went toward the room T’challa had assigned (Y/N) and knocked on the door. When it swung open revealing Wanda and a still angry Nat he sighed and asked “What is going on?” to which he got a jumble of Russian curse words and Sokovian tossed at him and the door slammed in his face. He hadn’t even seen (Y/N) in the room. Was she hiding from him by going invisible?

   He decided to go back to his room and sort it out in the morning. Little did he know the restless night of sleep waiting for him… 

I feel like Sadie probably leaves Brooklyn House for a few years once she graduates. She travels the world and enjoys life for a while, figuring out who she is and stuff. Then she goes back to Brooklyn House for a bit and works with Carter before eventually becoming a like magician ambassador.

Sadie traveling the world.

  • she backpacks through Europe, making friends with all sorts of people
  • she meets a TON of magicians
  • they get into a lot of trouble together (she loves it)

Sadie strikes me as a person who is fascinated by cultures, so she definitely spends a lot of time (respectfully) learning cultures. She’s not great with languages, but she can get by in a conversation

All of this comes in handy when she gets back to Brooklyn House and Carter mentions he doesn’t really like traveling to visit other nomes, but he has to pretty frequently and so Sadie’s like “let me go”.

So Sadie starts traveling to other nomes on official business and she’s amazing at it. She doesn’t really care for the politics, but the other magicians like her a lot, because she knows a bit about their culture (and is really respectful of it) and she can (usually) hold a short conversation in their native languages, so they’re more inclined to do what she wants (or at least not openly oppose her). And this way she can see her magician friends too.

Oh and Sadie going to countries right after they’ve been hit with a natural disaster to help out.

  • she the first person the magician in charge calls because she gets shit done
  • she gets things organized among the magicians. Donation efforts and collections, medical treatment, housing.
  • she works so hard to help people in need and she doesn’t expect a single thing in return (which is why she’s always called first and is another reason leaders of other nomes like her so much)
  • Zia tags along sometimes

Sadie Kane becomes well known and respected in the magician community and she has a bunch of little girls looking up to her.

Life is for the alive my dear.

Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street hit our theatre screens. I remember going to watch it for the first time and completely falling in love Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal of Nellie Lovett. 

Originally posted by heyythisisjulia

P.S: I’d like to thank Tim Burton for deciding to bring this musical to big screen and I’d also like to thank Mr Stephen Sondheim
for officially casting HBC as Nellie.

anonymous asked:

Do you know fics set up in 70s-80s? I read Here in the afterglow and I'm quite obsessed with that era. Thanks you for all your great work sun! Xx

Hello ! Fair warning, I haven’t read them all yet ;)

- Here In The Afterglow  :  “If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t have many friends,” Louis whispers, the blossom of insecurity in his stomach unfurling and clawing its way into his throat.  Harry is silent for a long time, and then he speaks; a soft, slow uncurl that makes Louis’ stomach shake. “I’ll be your friend.” -1970’s AU. In a tiny town in Idaho, Louis’ life is changed forever by the arrival of a curious stranger. (88k)

- Landslide   : The year is 1976. In November, Jimmy Carter will take control of the White House. Americans are meeting Laverne & Shirley at their apartment in Milwaukee. Hotel California diverges from the reign of Kool & the Gang. And the FBI is still reeling from the repercussions of Watergate, the tragedy at Wounded Knee, Operation Family Secrets, and the strategic terrors of the anti-cult movement.That’s what Special Agent Harry Styles has been told is the basis of his mission to an abandoned farmhouse in rural New Hampshire.With his hair grown out long and his shirt untucked, he’s going undercover to do reconnaissance on suspected cult leader Louis Tomlinson, who has led a group of people out into the middle of nowhere, leaving no record of the life he’d had before. All Harry knows is what the agency gave him: Tomlinson’s name, and instructions to figure out what he’s doing with the eleven people he brought with him.In the year that Harry spends undercover and under Louis Tomlinson’s wing, he learns more than he ever expected. (143k)

- enter exit (enter) : When he’s finally in the hotel, crammed into the tiny phone booth, all he can do is stare at the faded paper sign glaring down at him from the wall.1 Minute = 11.82 USD Mexico –> United StatesHe has less than a minute to break his boyfriend’s heart, and it’s going to cost him twelve bucks to do it.There’s sand under his fingernails as he dials the number. (17k)

- under your thumb  : where the year is 1975, louis is the leader of a misfit group of boys in venice, and harry is a roller skater who somehow finds his way in (15k)

- Box of Rain  : Louis is definitely not the next Muhammad Ali, just an illegal boxer with no prospects for the future. Harry is a hippie Uni student that in his free time informally works as a ring boy. Somehow he manages to always get tangled on the ropes and at the same time charm the pants off of all the fighters and patrons. They meet in Manchester in 1977 and, even though they don’t seem to have much in common, they… Well, they just sort of click, really.-The one with a friendship ruiner game of Monopoly, Harry always ending up in jail for wanting to save the world, Louis face to face with his archenemy and way too many references to 70s music. Also staring Zayn as a brooding anarchist punk rocker, Liam as the nerdiest and nicest boxer in all Britain and Niall as a bookmarker that can easily convince people to bet fortunes, but can’t make his friends realise their mutual crush on each other. (26k)

- Love Endless (The Road to Recollection)  : The year is groovy 1973, and eighteen-year-old Louis Tomlinson is as gay as the rainbows that never waste their time in gloomy ole’ Fortwright. Would be fine if he wasn’t so viciously bullied at both home and school for such a “harmful” sexual preference. Yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard this story, haven’t we? Believe him, Louis didn’t think he was anything special either. Until he found the mansion. The notoriously haunted mansion hidden deep within the forests of his tiny blip of a town in Bumfuck Nowhere, Idaho. No one with a brain ever goes near it, but Louis could use a little excitement in his life…and possibly a Band-Aid or two.After discovering the mansion was less abandoned than he’d thought, he’s now left with the most riveting mystery of a lifetime; every new finding leaving him with more questions. Who is this elusive owner, and why won’t they show themselves? Why is there a set of journals in the same handwriting that span over centuries? Why in the world is there a padlock on the refrigerator…and who the hell is Alexander? (171k)


- Trusting him with your life;

- Him singing to you at all the time;

- Cuddling a lot;

- Hugs from behind;

- Him holding you in his arms after a nightmare;

- Him being super over protective of you;

- A lot of sex;

- Forehead kisses;

- Playing with his hair because he loves it;

- Being friends with the Omaha Squad;

- “I love you so much”

- “I love you more”

- Face timing each other when he’s on tour;

- When he comes back, you always have a great time with each other.

Jay-Z, photographed in handcuffs outside the NYPD’s Midtown South precinct after he had turned himself in and was arrested on December 3, 1999.

The previous night, while attending a release party for Q-Tip’s debut solo album Amplified at Manhattan’s Kit Kat Klub, Hov allegedly stabbed record executive Lance “Un” Rivera in the stomach and the back. The rumor was that rampant bootlegging of his upcoming album Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter was traced back to Rivera. The attack happened less than two hours after he had performed six songs from the album at a music industry listening party at the Irving Plaza.

Hov was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He was arraigned at 2:30 AM and freed after posting a $50,000 bail. Roc-a-Fella Records and Def Jam Records released a statement saying: “Jay-Z absolutely denies any allegations that he was involved in the incident.”

In October 2001 Hov pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree assault, and was sentenced to three years probation on December 6. During that time he was not permitted to leave New York without his probation officer’s permission. Before the plea, he was facing up to 15 years in jail on charges of felony assault in the second degree if found guilty at trial. Rivera had drafted a civil suit against Jay following his arrest, but didn’t file it after they settled the matter out of court for between $500,000 to $1 million.

guys. i’m still here. i still love you. i still love mulder and scully. i still love david and gillian. i still want slap chris carter around, tie him to a chair, and make him read our best fic.

but also, i am sad with you. i too am struggling to make sense of how far i let myself get lost in a real life relationship that wasn’t mine. yet, at the same time, i want my two favorite hollywood icons to be happy, in whatever way they see fit. even if it hurts.

it’s hard. and i feel like i need to say it’s okay to be sad or mad or whatever you are, and it’s okay to vent to my inbox, but please don’t be offended if i don’t answer. and please try to be kind to each other and to our faves.

in time, i will go back to enjoying the enigma that is gillovny. and lord knows i will never stop demanding justice for mulder and scully. and the meta and interaction and humor and intelligence and fic of this fandom i’ve enjoyed for 23 years will continue to exist.

in short, this blog isn’t going to change. so stick with me and i’ll stick with you and we can all stick together.

i love you!

the end.

friend: who’s the actor that plays bucky? he’s pretty cute.

me, a sebastian stan nerd, protector of all things sebastian stan related who has dedicated maybe about 1000% of my life to him:  Sebastian Stan, born August 13, 1982, is a Romanian-American actor, known for his role as James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes/Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  He also appeared in the 2010 film Black Swan. On television, Stan portrayed Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl, Prince Jack Benjamin on Kings, Jefferson on Once Upon a Time, and T.J. Hammond on the miniseries Political Animals. His role on Political Animals earned him a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries. In 2015, he co-starred in Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, and Bryan Buckley’s The Bronze….

friend: wtf


Heist Society by Ally Carter

“Hale, this life …” she started slowly, still practically speechless. “This … what we do–what my family does–it looks a lot more glamorous when you choose it.”

“So choose it.” He handed her another envelope. Smaller this time. Thinner.

“What’s this?” she asked.

“That, darling, is my full confession. Dates. Times.” Hale leaned against the antique table. “I thought the crane rental receipt was a particularly nice touch.” Kat looked at him, speechless. “It’s your ticket back into Colgan. If you want it.”

“Hale, I …”

But Hale was still moving, shrinking the distance between them. He seemed impossibly close as he whispered. “And I didn’t choose it, Kat. I chose you.” 

What Could Have Been…

A thought that often plays through our minds at CARTER™ Magazine is,“What Could Have Been if the GREATEST MC in the history of Hip-Hop was alive today.“ It goes beyond BROOKLYN, although we pride ourselves on delivering the most influential MCs in the culture TO DATE.
Christopher Wallace, was two albums ahead of his time. His legacy lives through the hearts of hip-hop lovers around the globe, who yearn to learn about the culture that brought us together. That pride is celebrated everyday on CARTER™ Magazine’s site, fostering a lost found love for one another.

In honor of Christopher Wallace we celebrate his LIFE, as if he was here today and we had the privilege of interviewing him about his family, career and concern for the next generation of hip-hop. What would he say?, we leave that up to your imagination, as we present a cover “what if ” tribute to The Notorious B.I.G..