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I’m watching the news now and CNN is going through all types of leaps and bounds trying to figure out where on earth Trump got the idea that something happened in Sweden.

They even had a representative from the Swedish government. They seriously asked him “well could anything have maybe happened that he could have mis-construed?”

I understand that journalists want to do their due diligence but COME ON. Trump is obviously just making up attacks to stoke fear and garner support for his xenophobic policies against immigrants and refugees.

Call it for what it is already. This is more than “that gosh darn trump didn’t check his facts again” Trump & members of his administration continually making these things up causes xenophobic VIOLENCE

Les Amis & Co. as Doctor Who quotes

Because WHY NOT?

  • Enjolras:  "You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen, you make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away!“                                                                           
  • Combeferre: "You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! Arm yourselves.”                                                                              
  • Courfeyrac: "900 years of time and space and I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important.”                                                                                             
  • Jehan: “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”                        
  • Joly: “Your chances of survival are about one in a thousand. So here’s what you do. You forget the thousand, and you concentrate on the one.”               
  • Bossuet: “Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!”                                         
  • Bahorel: “Demons run when a good man goes to war.”                                           
  • Feuilly: “And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight, ‘til it burns your hands. And you say this: no one else will ever have to live like this. No one else will ever have to feel this pain. Not on my watch.”                                                                        
  • Grantaire: “It’s like loving the stars themselves. You don’t expect a sunset to admire you back.”                                                                                        
  • Marius: “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable deams.”                                                            
  • Cosette: “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”                                                                                                          
  • Eponine: “The darkest day, the blackest hour. Chin up, shoulders back. Let’s see what we’re made of, you and I.”                                                                 
  • Musichetta: “Don’t give up. Not ever. Not for one single day. Be safe, if you can be. But always be amazing.                                                                 
  • Montparnasse: "Robbin’ a bank. Robbin’ a whole bank. Beat that for a date.”                                                                                                              
  • Gavroche:  “So who’s in charge now? I need to know who to ignore.”

Alexis Sánchez dancing to J Balvin’s song “Ay Vamos”

there will be people who use you. they are good at getting close so you care about them. when they see your scars, they’ll flash their own. you will feel kin to them. you know what it is to struggle with things.

and at first you think: they’ll help me if i help them.

but it doesn’t happen. you love them deeply so you always pick up the phone. it doesn’t matter that you have a test the next day or that you’re going through things of your own. you support them.

they are good at pretend. they will play like they are your friend, so you endlessly give to them. after a while you realize: it really doesn’t matter what’s happening in your life, some more pressing emergency is always happening to them. it is a hard thing to recognize, because you don’t want people to hurt like you do. 

i have a friend who never asks me if i’’m okay. she only ever texts me to tell me she wants to die, but never goes to therapy or does any of the things i tell her to do to help herself. once when i came back from my grandfather’s funeral she demanded to know why i’d been gone, and when i explained, she said that without me, she’d almost passed out of this world. i had to lay down on the floor; nothing made sense anymore. i want her to get better. i want to help.

but there are people out there who will use you. who don’t care about getting better, they care about you giving up your time, your effort, your everything. until you are drained of it. i don’t mean those who give back, who will gladly do anything for you, who you know you can trust. who you don’t mind giving up the test for, because you know they’d do the same in a similar spot.

i mean those who don’t know you. who pretend that they care about you but are using your empathy as a sore spot. who take more than they need. who demand your attention all of the time but don’t care if you bleed.

I love the idea of Grantaire who’s been raised around the world.

His mother is a journalist who travelled a lot and who took her son everywhere with her. Grantaire has seen wonders and learned so much and can talk multiple languages. He’s been exposed to so many different art forms that inspire his own creations.

But he also felt alone, never staying in one place more than a year. He’s seen conflicts and wars. And for all the beautiful things Grantaire has seen, the bad ones always seen to outweigh the good.

Later on, when he settled in Paris, Grantaire met this group of idealists. He never told them about all the countries he stayed in as a kid, but it slips sometimes in his rants. The ABC starts suspecting something because his rants are a little too on point.

Until he brings a tin box full of pictures of little Grantaire. There is one of him in front of the Eiffel Tower, 6 year old, a big grin on his face. Enjolras pins it on the wall because “I hope that one day you’ll smile like that again.”

Quando mi sorridi capisco che di tutto il resto non me ne frega nulla
  • cosette: orphaned, abused and neglected as a young child, is adopted into a happy life, grows up kind and falls in love
  • people: hate her

I’ve done this bfore but ey who cares lmao
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STORY TIME (aka why I’m going to hell): so the picture above is a copy of Les Mis that I checked out of my university’s library the other day. So, of course, I’m just sitting there outside one of my classes reading this, when someone walks up to me and is like “are you reading the Bible?”… I would like to say that I handled the situation well and explained that, no, in fact I was reading Les Mis, but I can understand the confusion because it does look slightly like the bible… except I started giggling hysterically because I could help but think “ah, yes, here is my bible titled ‘the miserable people’ in the vernacular, centered on worshiping the Parisian Sewer system”… only obviously I didn’t say any of this out loud, so she just kind of looked at me giggling hysterically and walked away looking mildly offended… I’m going to hell and it’s all because Victor Hugo couldn’t shut the fuck up about the Parisian Sewer system…

40 Useful Esperanto Prefixes and Suffixes


Bo-  Related by marriage: Patro - Father. Bopatro - Father-in-law.

Dis- Separation from one place: Sendi - To send. Dissendi - Broadcast.

Ek- Commencing an action: Dormi- To sleep. Ekdormi - To fall asleep.

Eks- Former/Ex-: Reĝo - King. Eksreĝo - Ex-King/Former King.

Fi- Dirty/Pornographic: Menso - Mind. Fimenso - Dirty mind

Ge- Male and female together: Patroj - Fathers. Gepatroj - Parents (of which one is male and the other female.)

Mal- The direct opposite: Bona - Good. Malbona - Bad.

Mis- Wrong/Mis-: Kompreni - To understand. Miskompreni - To misunderstand.

Pra- Primitive/Distant relation: 1. Arbaro - Forest. Praarbaro - Primitive forest. 2. Onklino - Aunt. Praonklino - Great Aunt.

Re- Repition/Re-: Kanti - To sing. Rekanti - To re-sing/To sing again.


-Aĉ- Bad/Dislike: Infano - Child. Infano - Brat.

-Ad- Action, particularly prolonged or habitual: Naĝo - Swim. Naĝado - Swimming.

-Aĵ- A physical object, opposed to an abstract idea or a product made of the root word: 1. Konstruo - Construction. Konsruo - A Building. 2. Glacio - Ice. Glacio - Ice cream.

-An- Member: Klubo - Club. Klubano - Club Member.

-Ar- Group: Arbo - Tree. Arbaro - Forest/Wood.

-Ebl- Possibility/-Able/-Ible: Vidi - To see. Videbla - Visible.

-Ec- Abstract quality/-Ship/-Ness: Amiko - Friend. Amikeco - Friendship.

-Eg- Big: Domo - House. Domego - Mansion.

-Ej- Where something happens: Koncerto - Concert. Koncertejo - Concert Hall.

-Em- Possessing a ceratain quality/-Ful: Ludo - Play. Ludema - Playful.

-End- Must be: Leva - Washed. Levenda - Must be washed.

-Er- Part of a greater whole: Akvo - Water. Akvero - Drop of water.

-Estr- Head/Boss: Hotelo - Hotel. Hotelestro - Hotel manager/Hotel boss.

-Et- Small: Domo - House. Dometo - Cottage.

-Id- Children of living creatures: Hundo - Dog. Hundido - Puppy.

-Ig- To render/-Ify: Blanka - White. Blankigi - To whiten/To bleach.

-Iĝ- To become: Amiko - Friend. Amiki - To become friends

-Il- Tool: Kudri - To sew. Kudrilo - Sewing needle.

-In- Feminine: Porko - Pig. Porkino - Female Pig.

-Ind- Worthy of: Legi - To read. Leginda - Worth reading.

-Ing- Holder: Kandelo - Candle. Kandelingo - Candle Stick.

-Ism- Doctrine/-Ism: Budho - Buddha. Budhismo - Buddhism. 

-Ist- Prefession/-Er: Dento - Tooth. Dentisto - Dentist.

-Obl- Multiplication/-Ple: Tri - Three. Triobli - Triple.

-On- Fraction/-Th: Du - Two. Duono - Half.

-Op- In groups of: Kvar - Four. Kvarope - In groups of four.

-Uj- Container: Mono - Money. Monujo - Wallet/Purse.

-Ul- Person: Juno - Youth. Junulo - Young person.

-Ĉj- Affectionate (Maculine): Patro - Father. Paĉjo - Daddy.

-Nj- Affectionate (Feminine): Patrino - Mother. Panjo - Mummy/Mommy.

Hi so that was a list of 40 affixes from Esperanto, which I’m learning at the moment. I hope this helps some people. I think I got all or at least most of them. But I did leave out -Um- because it’s irregular and weird and… stuff. This is my first post so please be merciful, and if you’ve actually read this boring explanation, well then thanks.

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Shira: i don’t, now i am play pok•mon, and stop using that mis-understandable talking way!


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Lance smiled at the kiss to his cheek and practically MELTED into Keith’s side. “Hm, I’m going to have to teach you Spanish one day. Especially since it’s my first language, I don’t control what comes out my mouth sometimes,” he joked. “But yes, I did say Happy Valentine’s Day….y’know, MI AMOR.” Keith had to know that ‘mi amor’ meant my love…right?


An indulgence, as I needed a spot to write up a little META.  These are some of my thoughts on the ‘is Good Hal/Bad Hal a split personality’ debate, but also as a supplement to my own fanfiction story, which is about Hal’s life with Sylvie, the one love he thinks about when he needs to stop himself. So alot of this is in general, but a few comments wont make sense unless you read my fic. 

I wasn’t fond of how the whole split personality idea was introduced in the show, him choking, blacking out, being all sexy wicked bad, then choking his way back.  And it was hard to reconcile this episode with his prequel where he was Bad but knew he’d be turning soon and came to Leo for help.  My (mis)understanding of split personality was only based on movies, and in many of what I’ve seen, the personalities don’t know of each other, they are drastically different from each other, they have blackout periods and never remember what they did.  But then I did some research, and this convinced me that he could indeed have a version of Dissociative identity disorder.  The symptoms had an impact on my interpretation of how Hal deals with traumatic events and guilt, and how Sylvie’s fate came about.

1. Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse).

Well we know from his prequel that he grew up in a brothel in the 15th century and by the time the army surgeon found him he had “seen every dark corner of the human heart”.  It’s easy to extrapolate that he had suffered all types of abuse growing up, was likely put to use in the brothel for those clients that had a predilection for pretty young boys.  So, check.

2. Along with the dissociation and multiple or split personalities, people with dissociative disorders may experience a number of other psychiatric problems, including symptoms:

  • Depression - Regus’s comment “Ignore him, he’s not happy unless he’s miserable”
  • Mood swings - I think we can agree that vampires are moody 
  • Suicidal tendencies - how many times did he ask Tom to kill him?  
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking) - This is my personal canon, and it’s addressed a tiny bit more in the epilogue. I had the inspiration for it from Rubyrosettared’s fic “Numb”.  This is my interpretation of how Hal didn’t seem to be aware that he was about to revert, but Sylvie wasn’t surprised.  
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or “triggers”) - The panic attack when he encounters Natasha and has to resort to arranging the paper clips is the biggest one I remember.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse - *cough* Blood *cough*
  • Compulsions and rituals - not stopping on the left hand side because it’s unlucky; the domino spiral; his strict rota
  • Psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations) - Hal warns Crumb and Alan about this, and we indeed saw it happen when vampires try to detox
  • Eating disorders - Does the whole drink blood for 50 years then starve for 55 count? 

3. Other symptoms of dissociative identity disorder may include headache, amnesia, time loss, trances, and “out of body experiences.”

Also part of my personal canon, inspired by the fact that on three distinct occasions in the show, Hal seemed to be in a trance, and was confused after. In S4 after Leo died, when grown up Eve urged him to kill baby Eve.  When Tom stopped him, Hal seemed to wake up, and answered that he didn’t know what he was doing.  At the end of S4 when Mr. Snow welcomed him back into the fold (although that could have been due to some sort of supernatural link through the blood that runs through him from Mr. Snow). And, in S5 when The Controversial Split Personality happened, and Crumb proposed they both drink the blood.  Crumb obviously chose the werewolf blood, and Hal almost drank the human blood, but Alex stopped him.  “Were you going to drink that?” “I don’t know.  I honestly don’t know.”

As for amnesia, I had assumed that his personalities would have holes in their memories.  I had a hard time reconciling Bad Hal’s words to Tom “We wake up in the world the other has created around them.” with the fact that Good Hal tells Annie. “I never forget anything.”  How can Hal know all the horrible things he’s done if his other personality had done them.  But then I found out that he could suffer from Dissociative fugue. ‘a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality, and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state is usually short-lived (ranging from hours to days), but can last months or longer.’ So, it is entirely possible the memories would come back quickly.  Maybe his vampiric state has something to do with that.

4. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism – the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

I think this could be why he can fight for so long, and then the guilt is too much to bear and he flips.  In the show, even though he’d drunk blood several times, and he knew it was coming -  "feed the monster a little to keep it from taking alot, from taking everything" - the blood wasn’t that the cause of him reverting.  It was Alex loosing faith in him.  He couldn’t bear having disappointed her.  For my story, after the events of Chapter 24 and 25, when Good Hal realizes what he’s done, it’s too much for him to bear.

A final note, Jamie Mathiason, one of the BH writers, said that Hal is a bit autistic.  I always suspected something like that, and it surely comes into play somehow.


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