living well is the best revenge

foxymoley  asked:

Hello my lovely, could you perhaps clarify some things for me? Plot wise: If Mary had kept out of the nursery that night would she have died? If she hadn't died then would she have to die later to kick start Dean and Sam hunting? Meta wise: Why burning on the ceiling with a stomach wound? It's a pretty weird M. O. isn't it? Ta

Hey, my foxy foxy!

Forgive the late reply, please, I have always the best of intentions and then Time is a right fuckererer. 

Plot wise: If Mary had kept out of the nursery that night would she have died?

Well, she had to die in the nursery for the plot to have a starting point, right? If we ask ourselves: If Mary had lived, what would that have meant for the plot? The answer is that John would have no cause for a revenge/search for answers road trip, the brothers would have had a suburbia childhood and not been meddled with by Heaven or Hell until the time was right for it. Ie. we’re talking a whole different show because the Supernatural universe is so tied to that first inciting incident: Azazel killing Mary.

If she hadn’t died then would she have to die later to kick start Dean and Sam hunting?

We’re spinning off into AU with this question, my dear! As said, the Supernatural universe rests entirely on the fact that Mary died and she died because she made a deal with Azazel. She didn’t die because she went into the nursery that night, narratively she died because she made the wrong choice in saying yes to Azazel bringing John back to life, allowing him entrance in the first place. So, if you take the moment when Mary dies on that ceiling out of the show and it changes the very foundation of the plot itself. 

Could Kripke have done it differently? Sure! But he didn’t, because being hunters, living on the road, dragging baggage around from their messed up childhood due to their mother being murdered was the setup he wanted for the boys! :)

Meta wise: Why burning on the ceiling with a stomach wound? It’s a pretty weird M. O. isn’t it?

Right, so I’ve actually thought about this, and I think it’s possible it was a stomach wound because she was the mother sacrificing her child. I know Jessica has the same thing, but that’s more because her death is a mirror of Mary’s to serve as a visual motivator for Sam, who spends the entire Pilot beating against the hunter life and refusing to do what his father, through his brother, want of him, to then pick up a gun saying “We’ve got work to do” - stepping right into John’s place and it’s pretty amazingly built up to. I’ve also thought that it’s very possible Kripke simply thought to himself “Alright, what type of death would look freaky as fuck?” And went with it. Because it does look freaky as fuck. :) 

However, the burning is, I think, a visual plant of the fact that Mary is murdered by a demon and her death is linked to Hell. 

And right now in S13 she’s in her own Purgatory possibly working alongside Lucifer to stay alive! I’m so excited!! :P

xx

Most of us guessed that Navy would end up betraying everyone by the end of the episode. 

I don’t think most of us expected that having her go from this:

to this:

would be really good for Lapis’ mental health.

And despite certain people’s fears about certain story boarders… this was actually very much in character for her. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Lapis has always been cynical, even in her pre mirror days. After she escaped she went from cynical to detached and apathetic. Not an unexpected defense mechanism for someone who was trapped in an inanimate object for 6,000 years. But she has made progress. She trusts Steven and Peridot. Enough not only to express her concerns, but to essentially make a confession.

Life on Earth is really confusing. It took me a long time to get use to it. I’m still getting use to it.

Given everything that’s happened to her on Earth, it’s only natural that she’s having a hard time adjusting. But she’s just confessed her biggest insecurity: she knows she’s having a hard time dealing with what she’s been through, while having to get use to to living a normal life on the planet where her greatest traumas happened. Before the rebellion she would have done her job and left for the next planet, Earth having been a distant memory by this time. But now she can never leave. Earth has to become home. 

She wants to move on, but feels guilty about how difficult actually doing that is.

So here comes this I-Insta-Love-All-Things-Earth ruby, who seems freakishly well adjusted from the moment she crashes face first into the planet. Never mind that she was lied to not once, but twice, by the crystal gems. Never mind that she was blasted out into space and abandoned while they stole her ship. All is instantly forgiven and she just wants to be a part of their happy family.

Worse yet? The people Lapis cares most about just buy it. They go right along with it as though Navy’s behavior is perfectly normal. It took time for Lapis to even begin to be okay with the idea of living in Earth and forgiving the crystal gems- she’s still working on it, and it’s painful. She’s worked so hard for every inch of progress she’s made, and here’s someone who’s seemingly able to move on the same day they got to Earth.

I just don’t get it. Why is it so easy for her when it was so hard for me? 

So when the perfectly well adjusted Navy turned out to be a gleeful sociopath  gleefully hell bent on revenge, everything fell into place.

Navy’s sudden but inevitable betrayal was the best thing to happen for Lapis’ mental health to date.

So what’s the take away from this? 1) People react differently to trauma. 2) Just because someone seems well adjusted doesn’t mean they are. 3) It’s okay to take a long time to heal from your traumas. It’s okay for it to be a constant work in progress. It’s okay not to be okay. 

And at the end of the day, that realization can almost feel like happiness. 

Once upon a time there was a small desert village with a single well outside town. One day a young woman went to the well to fetch water, and the well heard her crying, and asked “What’s wrong?”

She stopped her sobbing and asked the well “You can talk?”

“Yes,” said the well. “Long ago, the witch who lives in this town gave me life so I could serve as a guardian to the townspeople.”

“Alas,” said the young woman. “I am the daughter of that witch. She lived in peace with the townsfolk for many years. But the new mayor, who is a violent and hateful man, riled the people up against her, and they burned her at the stake. I am young and still do not know very much magic. I tried to curse them, but my curses fizzled. Now I worry I will never avenge my mother’s death.”

“Do not be afraid,” said the well. “I will take care of this.”

The next morning, when the Mayor came to fetch water from the well, he heard an odd noise coming from the bottom. He peered over as far as he could to see what was happening. Then an impossibly long arm shot up from the bottom of the well, grabbed the mayor, and pulled him into the well shaft. There was a horrible crunching sound, and nobody ever saw the Mayor again. The townsfolk apologized to the witch’s daughter, and they all lived happily ever after.

Moral of the story: living well is the best revenge

Some things I’ve just realized I [may] never get to see
  • The cluster saving Wolfgang from BPO
  • Will taking down Whispers and BPO
  • Will returning to Chicago and meeting Diego
  • Nomi and Amanita getting married
  • Lito acting in his Hollywood movie
  • Lito introducing the cluster to Hernando and Dani
  • Wolfgang and Kala meeting in real life
  • WOLFGANG AND KALA LIVING A HAPPY LIFE IN PARIS
  • Sun taking revenge on her brother
  • Sun reuniting with her dog
  • Sun visiting Min Jung, Soo Jin, and Lina
  • Capheus successfully running for office and making changes to his country
  • Capheus finding the best medicine available for his mother (and Kabaka)
  • Capheus being happy with Zakia
  • Riley becoming well known DJ
  • Riley returning to Iceland with her father
  • Will and Riley living happily
  • Nomi finally getting her mother to accept and love her
  • Sun reuniting with detective Mun
  • Kala explaining everything to Rajan, getting support from her family to go for her own happiness
  • Kala kicking some asses
  • Kala taking revenge on Lila
  • The cluster living together
  • THE CLUSTER BEING HAPPY
  • Sense8 getting season 3, 4, 5, etc.

And look at what Netflix gave us. Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

Update: I didn’t mean to sound so depressed when writing this post, but now that I realize how depressing it actually is, please go read other posts on my blog about some ways we can fight to get Sense8 back, it is very important so please read, share, pass it on, call Netflix, talk to them, send requests, everything you can, because as long as there is hope, we will not give up.

` FANGIRL  BRAINBOW ROWELL  PROMPTS.

❛ You can’t take back texts. ❜
❛ You don’t push through every moment. ❜
❛ You pay attention. You take everything in. ❜
❛ I like your glasses. ❜
❛ I like that you don’t smile at everyone. ❜
❛ I choose you over everyone. ❜
❛ You don’t have any friends. ❜
❛ I object to every single thing you just said. ❜
❛ Internet friends don’t count. ❜
❛ I’m just really active in the fandom. ❜
❛ What the fuck is ‘the fandom’? ❜
❛ You flirt with everything. ❜
❛ Don’t make me angry-kiss you. ❜
❛ Maybe we should go on lots of double dates. ❜
❛ What’s wrong with Starbucks? ❜
❛ Don’t argue with me. You’re beautiful. ❜
❛ I can’t even go nine hours without seeing you. ❜
❛ I spent four months trying to kiss you. ❜
❛ All I want now is to make it right, to make you see how sorry I am. ❜
❛ I just want to know - are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off? ❜
❛ There are too many people. And I don’t fit in. ❜
❛ Why were people always going on and on about the heart? ❜
❛ I don’t want to kiss a stranger. ❜
❛ I don’t like the idea of lips out of context. ❜
❛ I didn’t want to like him/her back. I tried to be mean to him/her. ❜
❛ I thought you were just mean. I liked that about you. ❜
❛ Will you warn me when you take off your glasses? ❜
❛ I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. ❜
❛ Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? ❜
❛ I’m a complete disaster. ❜
❛ I’m not really a book person. ❜
❛ That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me. ❜
❛ How do you not like the Internet? ❜
❛ Have you been watching me sleep? ❜
❛ I feel sorry for you, and I’m going to be your friend. ❜
❛ I’m sorry you ruined it by being so pathetic. ❜
❛ I like that we’re not friends. ❜
❛ You give away nice like it doesn’t cost you anything. ❜
❛ You’ve got your shit together, you’re not scared of anything. ❜
❛ I’m scared of everything. And I’m crazy. ❜
❛ I only ever let people see the tip of my crazy iceberg. ❜
❛ You know that I’m falling in love with you, right? ❜
❛ I don’t just kiss people. Kisses aren’t… just with me. ❜
❛ My plan is to do things that make you want to hang out with me again tomorrow. ❜
❛ There are other people on the Internet. It’s awesome. ❜
❛ I’m the kind of girl who fantasizes about being trapped in a library overnight. ❜
❛ The ultimate act of heroism shouldn’t be death. ❜
❛ Isn’t the best revenge supposed to be a life well-lived? ❜
❛ The punk-rock way to end it would be to let them live happily ever after. ❜
❛ Drinking tequila is more about the journey than the destination. ❜
❛ You’re wearing at least four different kinds of sweater. ❜
❛ It’s not my job to want you or not want you. It’s not my job to earn you. ❜
❛ You’re not a book person, and now you’re not an Internet person? ❜
❛ You shouldn’t reward me for endangering your life, you know. ❜
❛ That just shows how much you need new people.… ❜
❛ You’re working on your final project? ❜
❛ How many people make a career out of writing anyway? ❜
❛ You’re a sad little hermit, and it creeps me out. ❜

“She was betrayed as I was betrayed – as the world was betrayed […] and I will see her avenged!” – Flemeth

This line has always stuck out to me, and I have no idea what finally made it click today.

What if “the world was betrayed” is referring to Solas and the creation of the Veil? The formation of the Veil changed the very foundation of the world and the people who lived in it. From that view point, locking the Fade away could be seen as a betrayal of the natural way of the world.

While Solas attributes Mythal as being the best of the evanuris, she’s clearly on a revenge kick now. From what we know, she’s done nothing to help the elves since her murder. We also know that she was drawn to Flemeth because she could understand her betrayal and seek to avenge it.

When Solas goes to Mythal at the end of Inquisition, she says, “I am sorry as well.” Sorry for what? The developer notes for that scene say that she knows Solas will come for her power and that she intends to give it to him, even if it means him killing her. Why would she do that? Are we supposed to believe for one second that Flemythal is in any means okay with Solas’ plans overriding hers? That she would just let him take precedence over what she wants?

What if Mythal wants Solas to succeed, in fact needs him to, so she can carry out her own ends? She can’t get her revenge so long as the Veil exists and is locking her killers away. And Flemeth says that Mythal came to her “For a reckoning that will shake the very heavens.”

I am growing increasingly concerned that Mythal is in control of this rodeo, and Solas is too wrapped up in his own issues to notice.

I was gonna do it I was gonna try n be quiet on this but I just can’t so here goes:

apologising for killing Snape is entirely unnecessary, he got the death he deserved, he was a racist, double-crossing abusive asshole who was only redeemable because he happened to love Harry’s mum, but that fcker wouldn’t have changed at all if Neville had been chosen by voldy and it’s honestly painful for me that people don’t get that - you don’t apologise for killing abusers I don’t care what acts of kindness they did cos they decided they were in the mood that day. Snape was an asshole and what’s more, his life as a double agent wasn’t exactly conducive to long term survival and he fkn knew that.

But u know who deserved exactly 0% of the shit he endured in his life and then died for fkn nothing??

SIRIUS

BLACK

I swear to God I am gonna be saying this every day for the rest of my life, Sirius Black DID NOTHING BUT CARE FOR THE POTTERS AND ALL HE GOT FOR IT WAS PUNISHED.

Sirius lived in an abusive household. He ran away and was raised by James and his family. Okay yeah he was a bit of an ass at school, but not once did he ever call lilly a mudblood. Not ONCE.

Sirius was the kind of man who learns animagi so he can look after his best friend. Sirius is the kind of man that lends his motorcycle to Hagrid to get Harry to safety in the knowledge he has been framed for the selling out of two people he loved most in the world. Sirius was the kind of man who wasted away in azkaban for 13 years dwelling on revenge, but the first thing he does when he gets out is check on the well being of his godson despite being the most wanted man in the country and lives off rats and God knows what else while he watches over harry at hogwarts. Sirius was the kind of man who even when revenge was right there, he put harry and remus’ safety first.

Sirius was the sort of man who lived off scraps (half of which he gave to buckbeak) in a cave just so he could help support harry while he was in 4th year and again he is doing all this at the risk of being caught and killed for a crime he did not commit.

Sirius risked everything wherever he could for so many people. Voldemort is back and security is tenfold?? He still sees harry off at the train. He gives up Grimauld place as hq for the Order. He let’s Molly boss him around on what’s best for Harry even tho she is in his fkn house and talkin about his fkn Godson. Sirius was the only person who listened to Harry in ootf when Harry was feeling isolated and dealing with ptsd.

And what does he get for all of that?? Killed by his shit of a cousin and there isn’t even a body for harry to bury.

so jk don’t u dare come at me. Don’t anyone dare come at me and try and tell me that Snape actually loved Harry because he loved lilly and didn’t deserve to die and that you’re sorry!!! because Sirius proved time and time again that he loved harry SELFLESSLY and jk murdered him for it and I will never forgive or forget so all u Snape stans can stfu

Taylor Swift's 15 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

8/1/2017 by Jason Lipshutz

From her beginnings as a country artist to her reign as a global pop star, Taylor Swift has become one of the defining artists of this century – and that’s in large part thanks to her masterful song craft. Each era of the singer-songwriter’s career has included intricate, instantly memorable musical moments that it’s difficult to narrow down the best of the best to just 15. Yet these songs represent Taylor at the top of her game, whether it be through an extended heartbreak anthem or hilarious declaration of independence.

Here are Billboard’s picks for the 15 best Taylor Swift songs, from her self-titled debut through 1989.

15. Taylor Swift, “New Romantics”

A bonus track off 1989 that out-popped the bubblegum pizzazz of most of the standard track list, “New Romantics” finds Swift gliding alongside gooey ‘80s synths before pogoing on the chorus with a slew of declarative statements. “Heartbreak is the national anthem – we sing it proudly,” she states, making “New Romantics” a spiritual cousin to the “miserable and magical” time she had on “22.”

14. Taylor Swift, “Fearless”

A song like the Fearless title track demonstrated why, even as a teenager, Swift’s songwriting was miles ahead of her country contemporaries. The lyrics include several Swiftian hallmarks – dancing with a romantic partner in the parking lot becomes dancing with a romantic partner “in a storm in my best dress”! – but that opening line, “There’s something ‘bout the way/ The street looks when it’s just rained/ There’s a glow off the pavement,” effortlessly creates a sense of whimsy and romance that not many artists can pull off.

13. Taylor Swift, “Mine”

The lead single from Speak Now, Swift’s follow-up to the Grammy-winning Fearless, is more muted than its predecessor’s “You Belong With Me”and “Love Story,” and understandably so: It’s a song about not just finding love but maintaining it when the meet-cute has drifted into the past. When that final chorus hits and reaffirms the caring at the heart of this Taylor Swift song, though, it’s one of her most moving moments to date.

12. Taylor Swift, “Tim McGraw”

Taylor Swift sure has come a long way from the first track on her first album, huh? Although “Tim McGraw” sounds nothing like her pop stylings, the charming debut features the same type of vocal resonance and clever wordplay that have become calling cards for Swift. Plus, the fact that she pulled off the line “When you think Tim McGraw/ I hope you think of me,” and then proceeded to become even bigger than Tim McGraw, is something to marvel at.

11. Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars, “Safe and Sound”

The bad news is that one of the very best Taylor Swift songs, the dark, devastated “Safe and Sound,” is not featured on any Taylor Swift album. The good news is that we live in a playlist-friendly culture, and that this collaboration with The Civil Wars for the first Hunger Games soundtrack can be included in any mournful collection of your choosing. A song about protection amidst terror, “Safe and Sound” features Swift’s voice at its most shattered, her best efforts pummeled by the marching drums outside her door.

10. Taylor Swift, “Our Song”

What if Swift had resisted the allure of pop music and committed to a lifetime of fiddle-filled country jams? We’ll never know the answer, but “Our Song” is a gloriously twangy testament to what Taylor once was, before her lyrical ability to find music in everyday life was translated to a different genre. Here, the bubbly words give way to the lush arrangement, which encapsulates the exuberance of first experiencing the world with a romantic partner.

9. Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Years after its release, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” remains bitingly funny, an eye-roll of a pop song about a boy who just doesn’t get it through his thick skull that it’s time to move on. Swift deftly balanced sarcasm with the sincerity of the hook and nails one of her first pronounced attempts at mainstream pop (which became her first single to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).

8. Taylor Swift, “Teardrops on My Guitar”

Poor Drew: The object of Taylor’s affection in “Teardrops on My Guitar” has a soon-to-be superstar longing for him and he’s totally unaware. The standout from Swift’s debut LP boasts the type of nuanced songwriting that would eventually make Swift a sensation, and while the “I secretly like him but he likes her and he’ll never know how much I like him” dynamic is repeated throughout her catalog, “Teardrops” captures that resignation within a handful of striking images, most notably the title phrase.

7. Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

There aren’t too many pop songs that turn on a dime in the middle of the second verse, but just as her unhinged character in the “Blank Space” video unravels midway through, so does Swift at the song’s center, diving into self-deprecation and mocking her well-documented romantic history outside of music. “Blank Space” works as far more than satire, though: snappy and uncluttered, it’s a fantastic sing-along dotted with quotable moments (“I can make the bad guys good for a weekend,” “Boys only want love if it’s torture”).

6. Taylor Swift, “Love Story”

It takes guts to name a song something as bold and straightforward as “Love Story,” but Swift’s breakthrough single makes good on the “story” part of the equation by unfolding a modern-day parable that somehow never slips over the edge into full-on cheese. Perhaps it’s the earnestness of Swift’s performance as a heroine searching for an escape route with her Prince Charming and finally realizing that reality can make room for their tale. Out of the millions of love stories in the history of pop music, “Love Story” stands out.

5. Taylor Swift, “Mean”

Simply put, a pitch-perfect rebuke of bullying. The Speak Now single posits that living well is indeed the best revenge, as Swift bashes her early detractor by predicting that her future is bright, while their future only contains minor victories (and a huge helping of meanness). Swift sings “Mean” in first person, but it’s not really for her – this is a song for people who feel belittled and beaten down by others, who look to someone like Swift for uplift and assurance. “Mean” is designed to shout along with cathartically, and it succeeds.

4. Taylor Swift, “State of Grace”

A bulldozer of an opening to Red, “State of Grace” is Swift’s most sonically towering track ever recorded; it’s a good thing that its author headlines arenas, because no small room could contain this song’s might. Instead of relying on lyrical detail, Swift stacks guitar lines upon propulsive drums and lets the whole thing rip; instead of opting for a wordy chorus, the hook here echoes with conciseness: “I never saw you coming/ And I’ll never be the same.” At nearly five minutes in length, “State of Grace” stays exhilarating start-to-finish and will be one of Swift’s most enduring non-singles ever.

3. Taylor Swift, “Dear John”

One of the (many) reasons any man should think twice about screwing over Taylor Swift: She is capable of penning a visceral, eviscerating takedown as potent as any hip-hop diss track. “Dear John,” a mangling of ex-beau John Mayer, is nearly seven minutes of simmering anger – but it never feels exploitative or unyielding, instead exploring the feeling of being taken advantage of and punctuating each chorus with a sorrowful “I should’ve known.” Swift uses “Dear John” to turn the gut-punch of being led astray into a clenched fist and declaration of survival. “I took your matches before fire could catch me,” Swift spits at her beloved-turned-enemy. And we, the listeners, simply get to sit back and watch the fireworks.

2. Taylor Swift, “Style”

“Style” is all about the details: the hints of the guitar lick in the verses, the echoing vocals of “out! of! style!” on the chorus, the tension in Swift’s voice when she debates telling her guy that it’s time to leave, the way “James Dean/daydream” and “red lip/classic” are perfect rhymes positioned on top of each other, the release of the “take me hooooome” on the bridge. On an album filled with very good-to-terrific pop songs, “Style” is the most finely manicured, the most well-produced, the most fully realized – and still, the most affecting. Decades from now, musical anthropologists will study how pop could be this perfect.

1. Taylor Swift, “You Belong With Me”

Throughout the twists and turns of her career, Swift has changed sounds, collaborators, personas and approaches, but has not – and perhaps will never – eclipse the magnificence of “You Belong With Me.” Credit the song’s simplicity, echoing the thematic concept of “Teardrops on My Guitar” but amplifying the high school heartache and polishing the hook so that it never floats back down after leaving the ground. There are so many things to love within “You Belong With Me,” from the high heels/sneakers dichotomy to that double handclap during the bridge, but more than anything, it’s quintessential Taylor, the ultra-relatable protagonist who can sum up complex feelings in a vocal run or quick turn-of-phrase. “You Belong With Me” has been her defining song for years, and that’s because it’s her best.

Seventeen One Fine Day in Japan

I did one for the first season and I thought might as well do the second even though it’s really late LOL

S.coups- never gonna let you live
Jeonghan- did someone say evil
Joshua- literally the most angelic captain of the Hyung team
Wonwoo- cheeky little shit that makes everyone suffer
Jun- little cutie that always tries his best
Hoshi- 24/7 planning ideas on how to get revenge on wonwoo
Woozi- baby of the hyung team endures their shit
Dk- pure innocent little soul must protect at all times
Mingyu- cutie that nobody followed when he was captain #poorgyu
Minghao- DonT FuCK WiTH hIM
Seungkwan- a cutie pie with a brain
Dino- cutie pie that is done with all his hyungs shit
Vernon- #hansolsituation #predebut never knows what’s going on