mary you are actually the best

You mean I’ve missed the obvious this whole time?

YOU GUYS. WHAT THE FUCK. Did you all know this?? That the whole point of the stag night was for John to properly, after all this time, come out to his best friend as bisexual?? Has everyone realized this except for me?! It’s not only about making a “hail mary” pass for Sherlock’s affection (which he absolutely wants) – it was an actual attempt to have an open, honest, tough conversation about John’s sexual orientation. Sober John had this planned – planned and rehearsed. That’s why he was so anxious at the beginning of the event. Why would he be nervous hanging out with his best friend for the night?

Maybe because he had something on his mind? Something he was absolutely going to talk about with Sherlock? Something he wanted to bring up at this very last opportunity? 

HE HAD THIS PLANNED. THAT’S WHY HE’S DRINKING. HE’S AFRAID.

The bisexual color scheme behind John isn’t because his sexuality is coming out when he drinks, it’s because he’s drinking as a way to cope with the huge bomb he’s about to drop on Sherlock. Remember, John doesn’t know how Sherlock feels about him – John is going out of his mind with anxiety and is drinking more than he wants Sherlock to ever know because he has to get something off his chest. He has to be open, honest. He has planned for ages that this is how and when he’s going to do it. He’s going to open up about his past. 

But then they both get too drunk. John, still planning on dropping two bombs but unsure of how, goes for physical contact.  

Now a lot of people see this as John coming on to Sherlock.  I really don’t think it is. He loves touching Sherlock, of course he does, but he takes this slip as an opportunity to bring up his “I don’t mind touching men, I’m bisexual, didn’t you know” agenda that’s been burning all night. That doesn’t go exactly as he thought, but they’re both drunk, soooo he tries another way.

He directs the questions. He asks “Am I a woman” and “am I pretty” hoping that Sherlock will get a hang of the game and ask those exact same questions. He even gives Sherlock many more opportunities to ask than is normally allowed in the game. Sherlock, who has his own name on his forehead because John purposefully wanted to be asked questions about how he feels for this man, would’ve heard the answers “no” and “yes” if Sherlock had asked “am I a woman” and then “am I handsome”. That was how the game was supposed to go. 

Obviously, things weren’t progressing as they should have, John didn’t get to talk openly and honestly about his feelings for Sherlock and for men in general. This whole wedding season (episode) is about John’s bisexuality, and John fucking knows it. The knee-grope and cozy affection while drunk at Baker Street wasn’t an accident. John had been planning for at least days, if not weeks, that he was going to absolutely bring up his sexuality and feelings for Sherlock. He was going to talk about Sholto. He was going to suck it up, fall flat on his face, and be rejected once again by the man who’s married to his work. The man who doesn’t feel things that way. The stag night was John’s plan. This was absolutely, 100% premeditated and I can’t believe I missed the signs until now.

 We watch as John finds out at his wedding Sherlock loves him and is haunted by the fact that if he had just stuck to the plan, he could’ve spared himself loads of heartache.

What a wasted opportunity!

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12x11 “Regarding Dean”
“My name is Dean Winchester. Sam is my brother. Mary Winchester is my mom and Cas… Cas is my best friend…”

I’m sure this scene has been giffed and edited about a million times by now and really no one needs it another time on their dash, but I needed to express just how amazing Jensen’s acting here was, how you could see how the knowledge is slipping from Dean’s mind and how he desperately tries to grip it but the faster he holds on to it the more it slips away. It is actually a really sad metaphor for Dean’s entire life. ;____; How he tries to hold his family together, afraid of ending up alone and then gets to hear “everybody leaves you, Dean”. Here even Dean is leaving Dean kind of and it’s just…. ;______;

That said, I especially adored this scene, because it has been such a recurring stylstic device over the past seasons with Dean and the mirror shots. From “9x23 “Do You Believe in Miracles” when he looks at himself in the mirror when he is locked up after he cuts Gadreel and tries to assess who he is and what is happening to him to 10x17 “Inside Man” where we see Dean wash his hands after being the pool shark at the bar and he catches himself flash black eyes for a second or the most memorable last mirror scene (these are really just a handful of incidents the mirror shots have been extensively used throughout the MoC arc) moment in 10x23 “Brother’s Keeper” when Dean desperately seems to wash his hands clean looks into the mirror and sees Cas and Rudy staring back at him confronting him with what he did and what he has become. This week’s mirror moment can be seen perfectly in line with all of these other instances of mirror shots exploring the issue of identity. Countless times we have seen Dean try and touch base and asess who he is by looking at himself in the mirror and often times not liking what/who look back at him. But at least before his reflection wasn’t a blank as it is now.

So when Dean is looking into the mirror and actually directly into the camera it reads like a cry for help, he’s trying to piece together who he is by looking at himself, but this person who is looking back can’t provide any stability, may well be a stranger and has just as little knowledge who the person is that is refelected in there. After all he cannot even remember his name. And names… names hold power. But Dean lost everything, his name, himself, his identity. And yes, that is scary as hell.

(x)

Okay, but since the writers are clearly screwing with everyone now, and so many fans were convinced Tom Hiddleston would be playing a third Holmes brother…

The ACTUAL BEST thing they could do is say they were taking John to meet Sherrinford up in the tower. When they get there, he sees Tom Hiddleston. But then it turns out Tom’s just the maintenance man or something.

You hear, “I am Sherrinford.” And Mary steps out.

Birdy-effin-Edwardsed, man.

OT4 Nonsense:

So I literally snorted up my tea when I saw @hchano new comic http://hchano.tumblr.com/post/153530935946/boy-you-have-no-idea-bonus-scene-more

and I couldn’t resist writing a follow up drabble for my OT4: 


::Nino and Alya walking home later that day::

“Hey Babe?”

“Yeah?”

“You think Mari’s cute right?”

“Duh.”

“Like you can appreciate that she is an objectively attractive person who happens to also be your best friend.”

“Uh huh.”

“And you can see where the attraction would be in being involved with her without actually needing to pursue anything further because you’re best friends.”

“Are you worried that I am going to leave you for Marinette?”

“No! I am just saying that you can be in a perfectly platonic relationship and still have a deep appreciation for her as an attractive and desirable potential life mate.”

“Yes.”

“And that doesn’t make you gay.”

“No.”

“Great.”

“Because I’m Bi.”

“… shit.”

“Is this about your crush on Adrien?”

“What? No! Who said anything about that! I never said… did he say something? Because I haven’t said… I mean, what crush on Adrien.”

“God damn it honey you couldn’t have held out for two more weeks? Now I owe Mari dinner AND movie tickets.”

“You two were betting on me developing feelings for my best bro behind my back?”

“What do you mean developing, you and Adrien have been low key dating since November, we were betting on how long it would take you to notice.”

“What are you even talking about?”

“Honey, you pack him lunches.”

“That’s because Nathalie has him on this disgusting all natural diet plan! Of course I have to make sure he’s fed!”

“And what about the fact that you text him first thing every morning?”

“I text you too! You love my morning wake up texts! It’s not my fault that neither of you can be bothered to go to sleep at decent hours like normal people and someone has take care of you bo- oh my God I’m dating Adrien.”

And here’s a school doodle. Laff got a horse plushie from his good friend Adrienne (or you can call her Marie) when he went back to France that one time and he named it after the best teacher in the world!


In this context, the horse is supposed to be Lafayette’s son, whom he named after George Washington. His son’s name is actually Georges Washington. And it’s a horse plushie because he’s taking this horse by the reins (ignore that)

I can not BELIEVE that Sherlock said ‘but as I am your best friend I can not congratulate you on your choice of companion. Actually, now I can’ and began talking about Mary. Like he made it clear that Mary was REPLACING him as a COMPANION. Mary is being explicitly highlighted as John’s NEXT (romantic) partner. And this is not the only time they’ve done it!!! ‘I’m moving on’ 'so soon after Sherlock’ 'neither of us were the first you know’ 'the two people who love you most in all this world’ 'I know when I speak for Mary when I say’ 'you’re abnormally attracted to dangerous situations and people’

5

Agents of Shield Character development:

1. Agent Phil Coulson:
Season 1 : typical Coulson; suits, slim, lanky; looks like a representative for vacuum cleaner; still every second just plane cool 😎
Season 4 : woooow is he actual muscled??? And badassy?? So much sass; he can still lend you a hand 🤚🏼; best dad ever?!; HES SO IN LOVE WITH MAY; kissed a 🤖

2. Agent Melinda May:
Season 1 : 💪🏼🤦🏻‍♀️🛩😎😶🤖🔥⚔️

Season 4 : 💪🏼🤦🏻‍♀️🛩😎😶🤖(literally) 🔥⚔️
Sorry but this woman is so badass and hasn’t aged a day in like 20 years; there are just no words for her awesomeness; loves her little potato husband Phil truly ❤😭

3. Skye alias Agent Daisy Johnson alias Quake alias Mary Sue (but a great one, not these annoying chicks):

Season 1 : hacktivist; you know nothing Skye; awkward little kid; looks like daughter of Coulson and May for real 😳

Season 4 : now wow she’s a superhero; but acts like a teenager; so she’s still a little bus kid; but a cool one with badass moves and real forces; she quakes your ass 😏💪🏼🔥; and is of course still hot

4. Agent Jemma Simmons:
Season 1 : one half of Fitzsimmons; dorky; cute little sunshine ☀️; 🤓🤗👩🏼‍🔬; she is soooo british and I love it ❤; little bus kid

Season 4 : now the better half of Fitz ❤😍🤓 (finally!); Have to admit it: Bossy suits her 😏👩🏼‍💼😎; loves her monkey 🐒 Fitz; is also badass

5. Agent Leopold Fitz:
Season 1 : other half of Fitzsimmons; awwwww what a cute little monky kid 😍; 👨🏼‍🔬🤷🏼‍♂️ so nerdy but a clever boy 🤓; like him really; little bus kid

Season 4 : uhhhh better half Simmons 😏😏😍😍; wooow scruffy suits you really good!!!; ohhh you have grown up; but you will always be a cute 🐒; and a bus kid; wooow is everybody badass now???; looks like yes…; loves his Jemma sooo much ❤🤗❤️

An Unlikely Friendship
  • Mary: *opens her front door*
  • Molly: I... I could kill a man and not get caught. Or a woman. No one suspects the quiet ones. One girl’s night, a well-timed bit of aconite in your drink, “oh I forgot my favorite cherry jumper at work, can we stop off round the corner at Bart's?” A few quick slices and you’re so much medical waste.
  • Mary: … … …
  • Molly: *on a roll* Sherlock could be experimenting on your liver by lunch. It’s the largest organ, best to get it out of the way first. He’d never know the difference. He never gives back half the body parts I give him - I'm afraid to ask honestly, but they'd never be found.
  • Mary: *carefully neutral* His Nibs finally told you the truth about who shot him, then?
  • Molly: Oh. Well no, not actually. I suspect he’d never rat you out. But c’mon, Sherlock Holmes is shot face to face and he doesn't solve the case? I know him better than that. He's protecting someone. Protecting you.
  • Mary: *nods* He’s been not solving that particular case for nearly a year now. How long have you suspected?
  • Molly: Um… Nearly a year now, I suppose.
  • Mary: *hand subtly out of sight behind the doorframe* Why now, then? I'm not pregnant anymore, so you thought you'd have a go?
  • Molly: Wha-- no. The point is that I'm not going to “have a go.” I’m not suicidal; I certainly wouldn't warn you if I was. Quiet one, remember? I'm here because, well… you’re just so lovely, aren't you? You’re a mum now, and you and John are so happy, and you're funny and clever. I wish I didn't like you half so much. I can't hold this weight anymore. I know, Mary. I know that you shot Sherlock. I know that Sherlock and John both forgive you. I know that he’s alive, and that he absolutely adores you and he has his reasons, so I… I forgive you too. For what it’s worth, I forgive you.
  • Mary: *relaxes* It's worth more than you might imagine. I'm starting to get why Sherlock likes you, Molly Hooper.
  • Molly: Yeah well, you too. I...g’night. *turns to go*
  • Mary: Be Rosie’s godmother!
  • Molly: What?!
  • Mary: Be Rosie’s godmum. I quite like you too. There aren't many people in the world who know what I am and still like me. Three by my count. Four if you count Rosamunde. And I know a certain consulting detective who wouldn't mind an excuse to stand in front of a church with you, whatever he pretends. Molly - we ladies who could kill a man and not get caught, we ladies who choose not to everyday - we should stick together.
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“It’s just such an awkward time in my life. I think this year is going to be incredible, I feel the best I’ve ever felt in my life, but I mean, your 20s, good God, you know? I’m super stoked that I’ve got some bumps on me, some scars, some bruises. I actually really love that. And I don’t mean that in a morbid way. It was great to experience really beautiful things, and then, you know, have the growing pains, in every possible manner, in every relationship. It was family, it was business, it was buying my first home, moving out of my parents’ house. There was so much going on. You can’t help but have some troubles here and there. I don’t think it’s a smooth process for anyone, and it definitely wasn’t for me.”

We are gonna get:
New memes.
New shots of their stupid faces doing new stupid things.
New hilarious lines and scenes that are PURE genius.
New subtext.
More character development.
A fucking dog.
Sherlock WITH THE FUCKING DOG.
John saying to Mary “im sorry, its over”.
JOHN SLAMMING SHERLOCK UP AGAINST A WALL AND KISSING HIM.
AN ACTUAL FUCKING JOHNLOCK KISS
A GIF OF THAT KISS
AND THE BEST “I TOLD YOU SO” IN HISTORY.

The Contest-Part 11

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

A/N:  My inspiration for Nikki is the one and only Red, @oriona75 . So I’m actually telling two stories here, Jared and Y/N’s, and Sam and Gemini’s.  It flips back and forth, so try and keep up! :)

Characters: Reader, Best friend Nikki (OC), Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Cliff, Emily (OC) other Supernatural cast and crew

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

When I walked on set the lighting guy, the camera guy and one of the grips were huddled in a corner laughing at something on one of their phones.  They froze as soon as they saw me.  It had to be the YouTube video again.

Nikki’s question and the guys and my subsequent reactions had been played numerous times until everyone on set had seen it.   Jared still cringed every time he saw it.  I had lived with Nikki’s complete lack of filter for most of my life so after the initial “What the HELL were you thinking?” I was over it.

We were back at work after the con, and filming was starting on the last two episodes before the winter finale.  This week we would be filming what DID happen between Sam and Gemini in his room and the fans were dying to know. There were some really interesting plot twists coming up for Gemini, and I couldn’t wait to shoot them..

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You don’t understand how much I love this picture…It’s like an actual family photo! Yuri’s family and Minako look so content. *Viktuuri shipper here* Viktor’s hand is on Yuri’s shoulder and he looks so…so happy….If you look close enough…Yurio’s annoyed face has a slight smile to is which makes me feel like he’s happy to be apart of the Katsuki family, but is trying to hide it…And Yuuri is just has the most pure smile i’ve ever seen….This is like the best family photo and I hope we see more of these in the future

loving somebody // yuri on ice

“Seeing the way you and Viktor talked before he left…it was nice.”

“I thought I sounded pretty hysterical, actually.”

Sara shakes her head. “No. You sounded like you cared, because you do. Like you pushed through the hurt for his sake and yours, because that’s what was best.” She takes a sip of the dismal hot chocolate, avoiding Yuuri’s eye. “Stuff like that,” she mutters around the rim of the cup.

Rating: K
Word count: 1,600~
Summary: Yuuri and Viktor get introspective with two trusted people during their night apart in episode 9. 

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Turn: Washington’s Spies Characters: The Christmas Gift-giving Edition!

Originally posted by kita-procrastinator

(and isn’t this just the most DIVINE GIF, ever?!)

 Ever been curious about what everyone’s favourite characters would be like at choosing/getting/making presents? Ever wanted to know who would be a better bet as a significant other when it comes to gift-giving? Let the friendly Turn Gift-Giving Guide assist you!

Abraham Woodhull: The farmer’s life has taught him some things  - like how to haggle. Mr Woodhall is a dab hand at bargaining and adroit at getting the best out of a business deal.He gets Mary the finer things in life, like silk (or the gift of silver cutlery from an illicit girlfriend on the side, but… somehow I don’t think that was as appreciated as much) You may actually strike lucky, and have something thoughtful and romantic! Unfortunately, his gift for gift-giving depends entirely on how many things Mr Woodhull is trying to do at the time. If it’s a bad year and the spy-workload is mounting you may find yourself with half a field’s worth of rotting cabbage, “best before autumn 1775″. 6/10 when good, 4/10 when bad.

Richard Woodhull: Oh dear. Where even to start with this one? He’ll try to give you what he thinks you need. Which is well-intentioned…mostly. But sometimes his gifts can be rather pointed. A copy of “Blackstone’s Commentaries” once ‘you forget that silly farming business and take up law again like you ought to do,’ or “Designing Minxes: a Guide to spotting Gold-Diggers” isn’t going to cheer up anyone’s stocking, or inspire the most kindly Christmas feelings. Even little Sprout’s gift of ‘my dead perfect sons’ toy soldiers” is a little emotionally charged, and dripping with expectation. Expect glares and tension over this Christmas dinner table.2/10.

Mary Woodhull: At first glance, very proper. Will give out kind, neutral little token gifts; probably something monogrammed with your initials, neat and useful, like a set of pocket handkerchiefs, or a ready-to-hand darning kit in a small, useful box.On second glance, however, there may well be something surprising in there the average housewife doesn’t have -  a discreet bottle of good brandy for the man of the house, or some strong homemade wine that was the scandal of Setauket at last year’s Whitehall garden party.Mrs Woodhull has hidden depths, and a keen eye. 6/10

Ensign Baker: Not a rich man. He’s a poor foundling who gets minimal soldier’s pay, with a slight increment for carrying the flag on parade days. But what he does give you, which is worth infinitely more - is time. He might simply mind a child for you for an afternoon, bouncing them on one knee and playing ‘Ride a Cock Horse’. Or he may just listen to you when your husband or your family doesn’t - and never with an air that he doesn’t care.If he can scrape together enough to get you a small Christmas token, it will be something home-made - a hand-carved figure for your mantelpiece, or a painfully knitted pair of lumpy mittens.Gives more than he’s given. 6/10

Thomas “Sprout” Woodhull: Energetic toddler hugs, or a scribbled drawing in charcoal he made his own self. It may show a rather perplexing scene of ‘Mama fyring her ryfle’, or ‘Daddy’s secret playce’, but heh. Kids these days, eh? Such imagination! 3/10

Anna Strong: Comestibles. Lots of them. Anna knows her stuff; she runs a huge household and thriving inn. She knows an army marches on its stomach. She also knows winter is the time of ‘first the fast, and then the feast’, and occupying army or not, Anna is a practical woman and will make damn sure every household in Setauket is full to the brim with good things to eat and drink. In times of hardship for herself, she can still be genuinely kind and generous to close friends and companions - and has been known to give away silk gowns; old items of luxury from Strong Manor she no longer has any use for - to people who will value and appreciate them.A good friend to have. 8/10

Abigail: A saver, a hoarder of gift ideas, and an all-rounder. Abigail will be contriving a gift for you, no matter how much or how little she has to give.She knows how important clothing is, in presenting yourself to the world - it’s how the world sees you. If she can get you something which is a little bit fine, a little less dreary, she will. She knows the importance of light and colour in the dark times of the year. 6/10

Akinbode: If Akinbode lived in the 21st century, he’d almost certainly be that one guy you dated who urged you to ‘live a little’ and go extreme cave-diving, or stunt-car driving - and would buy you a special weekend offer for them, regardless of whether you actually… wanted to go or not. Gets super-offended if you ask for the receipt, or explain it’s not really your thing. 18th century Akinbode? Well, he’s a proud man. He’ll probably buy you something very expensive and fine in a fit of generosity with the first pay he gets from the Queens’ Rangers - but then ruin it all by talking pointedly about how nice it would be once you’re his wife and he can keep on providing for you like this. He should stop hanging out with that creep of a Major so much. 6/10 for the gift, 2/10 for the expectations that go with it.

Selah Strong: Nothing, he’s too busy either rotting in prison-ships or languishing in Congress. The gift of life, I guess.In that he’s… alive.2/10

Major Edmund Hewlett: A somewhat fussy officer with a lot of money at his disposal, and consequently will throw himself into an agony of prepration to find something you like. When he finally settles (after much mental torment) on a gift, It will be a small but significant thing that feeds the soul. An interesting book he feels you might like to read, or some finely-assorted embroidery silks in just the shade you have run out of - because he has sat for weeks now watching you at your embroidery, and knows to a hair how lovely your hands look as you sit stitching away. Something that touches the heart, in that it shows how much he thinks of you and for you. The only area in which he is a… little lacking is that he can be a little stubborn and strong-willed, and that sometimes the gift he selects for you can be something he’d like very much himself - like a set of fine crystal lens in a black velvet box for his telescope. Or a book on astonomy so he can explain the stars to you. 7/10

Captain (Later Major) John Graves Simcoe: (Jeez, you really want to set Simcoe loose amongst the crowds of frantic, angry Christmas shoppers? Your gift will be that of being a character witness at his multiple homicide trial!)

In all seriousness, the gift would depend on this officer’s frame of mind. Your best case scenario is that the Major leaves it a little late for shopping, and then madly charges into the nearest shop demanding ‘something that will make her love me!’letting the capable shop assistants gently ease his money away from him. You will get a hasty,insane assortment of gifts that are over-blown, bizarre, and more than a little intimidating from the sheer volume of the things. Because it’s ‘what ladies like.’ If you’re unlucky, and Major Simcoe has time to think about his gift, it may well be a handwritten volume of terrible poetry dedicated to yourself. Which he will insist in reading. Aloud. At your dinner party.

But… no matter what the gift, be sure to keep your best look of false enjoyment firmly fixed in place. Not only does this man get super-offended, but he sulks. 6/10 for actual gifts, 3/10 for maturity level

Caleb Brewster: A man who can get you anything, from anywhere! With his smuggling, privateering, and downright piratical contacts, as well as a twinkly-eyed approach to ‘liberating’ goods from the opposite side, Caleb ought to be a high-ranker for this particular one. Unfortunately, the high-value gifts come with a high-risk factor in this gentleman’s trade, so it’s entirely possible Mr Bewster may have got you a diamond necklace - but ‘had ter barter it for passage for marines, y’know?’ Or he was sailing a consignment of salt beef and fine silks downriver, but ‘them pesky Redcoats burnt us out, know what I’m sayin’?’ Better at giving small, well-made gifts that he can work on during the dull times in camp - carved ivory, or wood. And at the end of the day, should his luck be well and truly out on the gift front, he can pull out a penny-whistle and give you a Christmas dance and a kiss by the camp fireside. 7/10

Benjamin Tallmadge: Not at all rich, despite his elevated rank of Major, but Ben is a person who takes his commitments seriously. As a preacher’s son he believes Christmas to be a time of study and reflection as well as merriment, so his gift is likely to be thoughtful, as well as practical - a book, perhaps, picked up from some abandoned half-burned farmstead. Or It may well be just a Christmas letter, written in earnest, about all his fears and hopes for the year to come, his thoughts on the year behind, and all his feelings for you. With his superiors and fellow-soldiers in the army, the gift is much more likely to be a warm Christmas toast - but given with one of those rare sincere “Ben” smiles that light up the darkness of Valley Forge. 8/10

Robert Townsend: The ultimate Christmas troll. Has calmly informed you since at least July that Quakers do not celebrate with gifts and merriment, and that frankly he considers the whole thing distasteful and overbearing, with it’s excess. Allows you to continue in this belief up until five-minutes to midnight after a very dreary Christmas Day, upon which he will produce some fantastic object you have always expressed you wanted. Will smile benignly at your sputtered astonishment/rage/frustration, and then blandly ask what on earth you mean - “Quakers do not celebrate  Christmas with gifts and merriment.” 7/10 for gift, -3/10 for fact you will almost certainly have murdered him afterwards.

General George Washington: Will have already briefly fretted over gifts for friends and family in his spare moments, and written anxiously to Virginia asking for advice. Swift and decisive in the field, the small things in life like Christmas tokens leave him somewhat helpless. Luckily Martha will have calmly made a list and bought in small, thoughtful tokens for his fellow-officers and family months before, - and no-one except close-friends and the rag-tag aides-de-camp know it wasn’t the general who concocted them. The real gift is his calm reassurance and quiet approving smile. 8/10 for George (well,Martha’s) gifts, 10/10 overall

Nathaniel Sackett: You really think Sackett has time to bother with trifling things like Christmas gifts? Here, take this experimental submarine with grenade attachments for enemy frigates and do what you like with it. 7.5/10

Major Robert Rogers: Knowing the ex-commander of the Queen’s Rangers, his gift is probably: Himself, on your hearthrug, with a ribbon-bow placed at a (mercifully) strategic angle on his breeches and a bottle of brandy he cheerfully clubbed a passing soldier in the street for. 2-10 up to 8/10, depending on whether that’s really your thing.

General Charles Lee: A snarky pamphlet commenting bitterly on all your shortcomings over the past year. 0/10, would not recommend.

General Benedict Arnold: The word here is: Overcompensation. His gifts are expensive. Nankeen china, mahogany, a solid gold ormolu clock that plays music when it strikes the hour, silks, you name an item and it’s ridiculously over-priced price-tag, Arnold will procure it - sometimes by ‘diverting’ it away from their rightful owners. He feels people judge him on his humble beginnings, and he is anxious to cover this as much as he can.Fails to realise just how bad it looks when the outraged owners of the goods appear to claim the items back, and will accuse you of ‘not supporting him.’ if you question the legality. 6/10 for eagerness to please, 1/10 for the crushing awkwardness that will ensue 0/10 for arguments afterwards.

Major John Andre: Seriously hard to beat as a gift-giver! Thoughtful, talented, pleasingly rich, but not overbearingly so, Major Andre’s gift to you is sure to be a delight to receive, which may range from an exquisite evening of sophisticated entertainment, music and dancing, followed by some energetic er… gymnastic? exertions in his comfortable bed. To round off the evening,  he will add an elegant personal touch of an accomplished hand-drawn sketch of you. The only drawback is that the Major is exceedingly generous, and to more than one person… 9/10

Christianity is an Instruction Manual for Patriarchy

The whole structure of the religion is like, the holy Father who passes his power on to the Son and then there’s also the holy spirit which is present in ~all men~ basically saying that men have access to God’s power. (As a little girl reading the Bible, when you read that, didn’t you ask what about women?)

Mary is the holiest woman ever because God knocked her up and it wasn’t even her choice she just accepted it and dedicated her life to serving him and obeying his wishes. So the best thing a woman can aspire to be is an obedient baby maker who produces a son for the holy father–and he gets the credit for being the ultimate creator, not the woman who actually grows the baby in her physical body, nourishes it with her body. That is taken for granted.

Patriarchy is a family structure within a society where a man marries a woman in order to gain use of her body as a baby making factory for the benefit of his lineage; where the roles of men and women are that the husband is responsible for shaping the moral character of the children while the wife does the manual daily labor around the home and the dirty work of raising the kids. This is male supremacy. This is why women take men’s last names when we get married, as a symbol of ownership. This is why fathers “give away” their daughters at a wedding to the new husband who now owns the wife. The father/husband is the authority on right and wrong and makes the decisions for the family, the wife’s role is to provide the man with children and keep house for him in exchange for basic survival.

Reject patriarchal religion. Reject traditional marriage ceremonies.

I’m still really nervous about displaying my lore on FR and for more people to see
I’ve still got this twist in my gut that says ‘No! You aren’t allowed to write OP characters! Nope! That’ll make them a /Mary Sue/!’
Cause when I first started writing fanfic, if your character wasn’t average at best and only mentioned briefly (heaven forbid you actually wrote fic that centered on them) it would immediately be ragged on as a mary sue or self-insert
I mean, times are changing and I think people are realizing that yes, you can have ridiculous characters but
the fear is still there

You know it’s kinda funny. Oliver Queen is being presented as this amazing professional fighter,often flirting with Mary Sue territory but he actually has the least amount of training from the fighters in the Arrowverse.

He had Slade and Shado train him for a few weeks on the island, then he had Talia training him for a few more weeks and that’s pretty much it. In comparison Sara spent years being trained by the League aka the best fighters in the world, Thea spent months being trained being by an ace fighter like Merlyn. Digg spent years being trained in the Special Forces, Alex Danvers spent a full year training every day at the DEO.  Even Laurel spent several months being consistently trained by top notch fighters Oliver and Digg.

By any objective measure Oliver should have been at the bottom. Pretty much the only ones he should have been able to top would be complete amateurs with no real training like Roy and James Olsen and yet…..

(This is about Switched at Birth.)

Actually, Mary Beth, you don’t get to date your best friend’s rapist. It’s not a debate. Not even if your mom is sick. There is absolutely no reason good enough for that behavior and the show had better reflect that sentiment. Bay’s word should be good enough for you to believe it was rape but even if it weren’t, your school expelled him based on witness testimony so it’s not even just her word. You are a terrible person and there is no redemption for you at this point.

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