movies of a lifetime

Obscure-ish Ways to Charge Spells (Mostly Crystals)
  • Hold onto your crystals, spell jar, or other bit of witchery while watching a film that riles you up emotionally. (personally, I find Lifetime movies to be perfect for this)
  • If you’re one of those people who meditate before bed (and, like me, fall asleep promptly afterwards), either hold onto your crystals in your palms or keep them in your pajama pockets.
  • If you work retail (or any other similarly aggravating job), carry or wear a crystal around your neck and focus all your annoyance into it instead of getting fed up. It cooks up a solid frenzy of energy, perfect for a small hex, curse, or otherwise petty spell.
  • Sing to your spell.
  • Scream. Just fucking scream at your fucking rocks.
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The Cher ‘Flint’ Lifetime movie is a well-meaning but terrible idea

  • The Flint crisis is a cause near and dear to Cher’s heart. She’s spoken out about it on multiple occasions and donated bottled water to the city.
  •  It’s admirable that, as Americans move on while Flint residents still suffer, she wants to use her star power to keep talking about the crisis.
  • Unfortunately, at least from what we know so far, this project is not the right way to go, despite everyone’s best intentions. 
  • There are myriad reasons for this, including the fact that the crisis itself still rages. But most importantly: This is not the appropriate team for this story. Read more (Opinion)

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Boldly, he tries to redefine what’s happening inside our heads, claiming that the only people who care about his tax returns are “reporters.” Polls show this is patently false, but “false” is just four letters away from “true.” In response to the question, “You don’t think the American public is concerned about it?” he responds, “No I don’t think so. I won when I became president.” Let this sink in for a minute: By being voted president, he’s saying he won the right to ignore calls for transparency. His winning means he gets to determine what the country wants and thinks. The next president of the United States is putting Lifetime movie villains to shame, gaslighting not one woman but an entire country.
—  Trump’s first press conference as president is best described as an hour-long maelstrom of confusing claims, contradictions, and speaking in the third person. His glib catchphrases may be shiny and distracting, but they veil a much more disturbing trend of gaslighting. He makes us constantly question reality until we don’t know what’s real anymore
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🎄 Merry Christmas 🎄 Someone uploaded Tempted to YouTube, so sit back, watch gorgeous young Jason, and find out why I call him Hawaiian Jesus!

Originally posted by hawaiian-jesus

When I was 17 I started writing this weird fanfic where Kagome runs from the feudal world pregnant, and Inuyasha unaware lets her thinking it’s what she wants because she doesn’t want him. They’re both making the worst mistakes of their life and Kagome gives birth over in the modern world but throughout the 9 months, she relies completely on Hojo’s friendship and support. Inuyasha has no idea he is a father.
Kagome is afraid of having the baby in a hospital because the baby might be born with demon characteristics and she wants to protect her.
She has it at the house with her family and Hojo is there, having learned everything he could about home births in the short time.
Kagome asks Hojo to care for the baby and then she passes away. Nothing anyone could do but Hojo blames himself.
Some years pass and Hojo has since flown through medical school with a focus on animal sciences, so that he doesn’t have to ever take the little girl to the hospital. He loves her and takes care of her and Kagome’s family. He goes through the growing pains of raising a motherless dog demon child. Lots of ramen boxes in his pantry, lots of hats, lots of nail clippers, and reports from school of starting fights.
Kagome’s grandfather passes, Sota is in college, Kagome’s mother in her old age is traveling the countryside on Hojo’s encouragement.
And Inuyasha comes back because he’s a dude who just can’t get Kagome off his mind after ten years.
But instead he finds Hojo, living with a kid who has dog ears in the shrine.
Commence the awkwardness, tension, and tears. I was a dramatic kid…

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SHIPS MEME:
‘a ship from a book’
↳ Cathy & Chris (The Dollanganger Series)

Angel, saint, devil’s spawn, good or evil, you’ve got me pinned to the wall and labeled as yours until the day I die. And if you die first, then it won’t be long before I follow. 

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I love Idina in this scene.

Ok so I have to say something

Skimming through the Beauty and the Beast tag, along with the title characters tags, there is a TON of people crapping on the movie. Griping about costumes, Emma, how many songs there are, the plot changes… A ton of stuff. And mostly they just sound like a bunch of 5 year olds who didn’t get their minds read and catered to.
So I’m here to tell you the movie is freaking fantastic. I’ve been a major, huge, lifetime fan of the animated Beauty and the Beast from 1991 (I was two when it came out and it’s my second favorite Disney movie of all time). I went into the theater with huge expectations and this movie rocketed past them.
The dress: Is it very different? Yes but it works. Pictures of it bummed me out but seeing it move on screen was incredible. And she uses the dress to do more than dance so it’s perfect for it. Read: it’s gorgeous, especially when they dance.
The costumes: Beautiful. Of course Belle wears the iconic blue dress with a couple twists but she also changes because one does not normally wear the exact same thing for weeks.
Emma: I’ve never seen a single HP movie so I had basically nothing to go off of when it came to her. I thought she did an impeccable job. She kept Belle’s fire, her vulnerability, her big heart, her softness, and subtracted none from her.
The songs: …. It’s a Disney movie. A musical Disney animated movie reimagined with live characters, but still a Disney musical movie. And it’s awesome. I never tired of the songs, they added three or four? None felt out of place or Too Much. And honestly, holy crap, I see zero complaints on Dan Stevens’ Evermore I think we can all agree that was straight up breathtaking.
The plot: They did change a couple things but they were things that could live with being changed. If anything the changes strengthened the plot. Without giving much away, they solidified why Belle was kept at the castle, why she felt so out of place in her town, how Beast wasn’t just a bratty Prince and gave the prince an even more defined character arc, and every character was 3 dimensional by the rolling credits.
I just want to tell you all, who want to see the film or are worried from all the whining you’re seeing on here, that this movie is exceptional. It’s beautifully acted, it’s funny (even a little self deprecating,) it’s gorgeous onscreen, and as a lifetime lover of the original it brought me to tears more than once.
Bravo, Disney, seriously.

Okay so I’m watching this horrible cheesy Lifetime Christmas movie with my mom and it started out about as predictable as you’d expect, apparently setting up like 3 potential love interest for our Overworked Businesswoman who needs to Find Love. But then it turned out TWO OF THE GUYS ARE ACTUALLY DATING EACH OTHER?? And now she’s still friends with them and they get to be cute and coupley instead of just making two men dating each other a punchline oh my god.

Olicity Fic Survey - Redux

I posted this once before, after the end of s3. But lately, I’ve wanted to revisit this specific rec list. I know I have some new answers. I also added some new categories, for fun. :) 

PART I – YOUR WORK

  • The fic I’m really proud of: All of them, honestly. 
  • The fic I had fun writing: My True Love Gave To Me - this year’s Christmas AU. I took JUST over a week to write 50k words, based on a Lifetime Christmas movie and it was such a ride. 
  • The fic that stressed me out a lot but ended up okay: this would have to be In the Moment (we’re lost and found) because I did not write the entire fic before posting. And that just stresses me out to do that. I just wanted to know I could do it and I definitely could but I do not want to try it again.
  • The most popular fic I have: This one is still Let Your Heart Be Light. I think it will ALWAYS be Let Your Heart Be Light. 

PART II – OLICITY FANDOM WORK

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The Lady Cop Drinking Game

For use when watching a crime procedural or thriller that stars a female law enforcement officer as a protagonist. Can also apply to female forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and the like.

Initially, this was done on an Excel spreadsheet where the trope column was labeled “CRIME” and the drink column was “PUNISHMENT,” but Tumblr allows for no such formatting, so forgive me.

LC = Lady Cop or alternate applicable female protagonist

LC lives alone - drink once

LC eats take out - drink once

LC eats take out alone - drink twice

LC has a cat - drink once

The phrase “married to the job” is used - drink once

LC is told that she should date more - drink once

LC gets hit on - drink once

LC gets hit on sarcastically or insincerely - drink twice

LC wears pants suits/turtleneck/ponytail - drink once

LC’s civvies consist of a college t-shirt or sweatshirt - drink once

College t-shirt or sweatshirt is from Quantico or a military institute - Drink once, twice for military institute, i.e. Naval War College or West Point.

LC drinks beer or whiskey at a bar - drink once

LC drinks a fruity, “girly” drink at a bar - chug

LC goes to the gym, but only to use the punching bag - drink once for every punch

LC uses self-defense techniques against male colleagues - drink twice

LC goes to the gun range - drink once for every head shot, twice for every time she shoots the target in the nards. 

LC is called a “ballbuster” or any variation on that theme - drink once

Any reference to menstruation - drink once

LC is called a “witch,” “She-devil,” or “hellfire bitch,”  and/or a reference is made to travel by broomstick. - drink once

Subordinates groan and complain every time LC approaches. - drink once

Superiors tell her she is “difficult” to work with - drink once

Superiors tell her she is difficult to work with, but that she is a “damn good cop” - drink once

LC ascribes female traits to male colleagues to antagonize them - drink once

A pun or other attempt at gallows humor is made - drink once for each pun and/or joke

LC’s father was a cop. - drink twice

Anyone in LC’s family was murdered - drink twice

LC’s mother was murdered - drink twice

If LC’s father is dead, it was the case that killed him - finish your drink

Comparisons are drawn between LC and her father - drink once

LC’s father was the best cop the force had ever seen - drink once

The main plot line is a case that dates back to when LC’s  father was a cop. - drink once

The perpetrator is a serial killer - drink once

The superior officer denies that the cases could be related - drink twice

Every time the word “perp” is used - drink once

LC fits the “type” that the serial killer goes for - drink once

LC creates some kind of visual display of evidence - drink once

Visual display incorporates thumbtacks and yarn - drink twice

Spilled coffee cracks the case - finish your drink

Coffee is spilled by cat - drink once

LC has a crazy theory but no evidence - drink once

Superior officer dismisses her theory - drink once

Superior officer suggests LC take time off - drink once

Every time LC is called “hysterical” or any derivation thereof - drink once

“You’re too close to this one.” - drink twice

LC is pulled off the case - finish your drink

LC takes matters into her own hands - drink once

LC follows her hunch, which turns out to be correct - drink once

Backup? Who needs backup? - drink once

Foot chase in heels - drink once

The perp turns out to be someone LC had previously deemed trustworthy - drink once

The perp is affiliated with the force in some way - drink twice

The perp gets lusty and creepy, makes gross mouth sounds - drink once per creepy mouth sound

“I don’t want to kill you, LC, but it has to be done.” - drink once

“Why couldn’t you have just let it go?” - drink once

Shots are fired - drink once

It is unclear who did the shooting/who got shot - drink once

Male colleague/partner shows up only after the action is over - drink once

LC sits in the back of an ambulance with a blanket and a cup of coffee, refuses further medical treatment - drink once

Superior officer acknowledges his mistake, and that LC was right all along. - drink once

Closure in the form of a gravesite visit, putting away a framed photograph, etc. - drink twice

LC, having found closure, no longer needs the job, leaves without pension. - finish your goddamn drink, because clearly the only reason a woman would pursue a career in law enforcement is because of past trauma, not, say, a strong belief in justice or anything.