mum and sons

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How do you get her to leave?

Does your pearl always walk next to you?

You are so patient with her. How do you do it?

Do keep up, pearl.

Lance and Red after their first battle
Lance: yeah! You were awesome out there girl! The way you swerved between those two ships and made them crash into each other… no wonder they call you the most agile!
Red: You’re sweet. I can see why Keith likes you so much.
Lance: …
Lance (turning progressively more red): wait what

Meanwhile…
Blue: And did you know that he once shot Slav out of a Galra’s hand from outside a closing airlock? And he has three little sisters, and he writes down all his adventures so he can remember to tell them when he gets back to Earth? And that he calls me his girl? And that even on days when we don’t train he always comes down to visit me? And he tells me all about the beaches and forests on Earth because I didn’t get to see them when I was there? And did I tell you…
Allura:

the Power Rangers’ parents all coming together for a “parents of the power rangers” meeting and they’re discussing when they realised their child was a ranger

Zack’s mum is like my son jumped over a house and suddenly had four friends who all matched the other rangers I put it together, plus Zack once said he was going out to chill with his rangers and then tried to act like he’d confused the word rangers for friends #bilingual problems

Candace is so sweet saying about how she noticed Billy’s new friends and how they’re all so close and they even wear their cute little signature colours all the time it’s just precious

Kim and Trini’s parents just crack open a bottle of whiskey between the four of them and lament for a while on their daughter/future daughter in law and how they constantly leap up to each other windows at night as if their parents can’t see from the living room window literally just below Kim/Trini’s windows they think they’re subtle and sneaky

and Jason’s mum gushes too and it’s all nice and sweet, until Jason’s dad just deadpans “he broke the fucking sink"

I know this has been said plenty of times before but I just had a moment and I need to say this again - I’m so SO proud of Niall. As a louie it’s a bit bittersweet to see how amazing Niall’s promo is (compared to all the others but for me personally compared to louis’) but I’m just genuinely happy and excited for Niall cause he deserves everything good in the world and I’m so glad that he gets what he wants to do and gets the amazing promo he deserves. What he’s doing right now is basically what we all wanted for 1D for years - promo that focuses on the music instead of private life stuff. And as much as I wish they could all have that right now, the main feeling is being excited and proud of niall for finally getting the attention he always deserved but was refused while being in the band

foreign films 2.0

hi all! follow-up on THIS post.

this is another very long post giving you film and series suggestions in foreign languages - i have included my three target languages and french just to spice things up a bit. 

if you’ve seen any of these or want to expand on the post please fell free to do so!! this list is obviously very subjective and contains things that i have seen and enjoyed, so i would love to see a greater variety of genres/directors featured on here.

SPANISH

wakolda - this is straight up one of my favourite films ever. 1950s argentina. a family accomodates a guest at their hotel, unaware that their guest is nazi monster josef mengele. 

tiempo sin aire - colombian mum and son escape the horrors of civil war and move to the canary islands, but the mother will not rest until she has found her daughter’s rapist. contains some graphic scenes, not for the faint of heart.

la regenta - adaptation of 19th century classic, both film and miniseries (3 x 1.5 hrs) available on youtube. the film is mediocre but the miniseries stole my heart. pious wife anita torn between sexy local liberal and dark imposing priest. features an absolutely superb carmelo gomez as the cunning don fermin.

el crimen del padre amaro - another c19 classic, this time in a modern latin american setting where hot priest gael garcia b. can no longer fight his feelings for a certain young lady…

ocho apellidos vascos - SOOOOOOOO FUCKING FUNNY!!!!! 

la piel que habito - almodóvar, banderas, weird, cringy, intriguing,  “a horror story without screams or frights” [wiki]

la nana - “Raquel, la amargada e introvertida nana (eufemismo chileno para denominar a las sirvientas) de la casa de los Valdés … ve peligrar su puesto cuando éstos contratan a una nueva empleada para que le ayude durante su convalecencia. Raquel se dedica a hacerle la vida imposible a las nuevas nanas. Esta mecánica se repite una y otra vez hasta la aparición de Lucy, una mujer de provincia que logrará penetrar la coraza de Raquel.” [wiki]

el secreto de sus ojos - “Using a nonlinear narrative, the film depicts a judiciary employee and a judge in 1974 … as they investigate a rape and murder case that turns into an obsession for all the people involved, while also following the characters 25 years later reminiscing over the case and unearthing the buried romance between them.”[wiki] RECOMMENDED

vacas - portrays the conflict between two basque families that lasts three generations, starting in 1875.

la princesa de francia - looks ery promising, centred around a group of actors preparing shakespeare’s “love’s labour’s lost”, in buenos aires. read review here 

PORTUGUESE

ligações perigosas [BR] - recently released tv globo miniseries, NOT A NOVELA, available on yt. adaptation of laclos’ les liaisons dangereuses. set in 1920s brazil. love, sex, intrigue, DRAMA, 1920s music. great acting by selton mello and alice wegmann. i cried watching this. i love selton mello

justiça [BR] - also a globo miniseries, follows various characters in recife as each of them searches for their own private justice. RECOMMENDED

amores roubados [BR] - yet another miniseries, based on the book “a emparedada da rua nova”. leandro returns to his hometown from SP and becomes involved with three women.

3% [BR] - a dystopian thriller series, apparently available on netflix. “ The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the “better side” of a world divided between progress and affluence in the Offshore, and devastation and poverty in the Inland, but only 3% of the candidates succeed.”[wiki] RECOMMENDED

pecado fatal [EU] - angst, drama, shy sweet love but also bitten family secrets. “a young man and woman fall in love on the night they meet, but he takes advantage of her when she gets drunk. although she doesn’t remember anything from that night, something nags at the back of her mind.” not the most accurate description - just watch it its good

o convento [EU] - a literature professor goes to a portuguese convent to confirm a conspiracy theory about shakespeare. this film is actually in english and french as well as portuguese, but i’ve included it here because it was directed by the great manoel de oliveira. stars john malkovich and catherine deneuve.

o dia de desespero [EU] - another one by oliveira, portuguese entry for 1992 oscars. the film shows the final days of the life of famed c19 writer camilo castelo branco, his blindness and eventual suicide. probably available on youtube. 

ITALIAN 

malena - a classic, story of how a beautiful young woman is ridiculed by her prejudiced community told through the eyes of a young boy lusting over her. very tastefully done and visually very pretty. plus it has monica belucci

la prima notte di quiete - 1972. scruffy alain delon is bitter and elopes with a mysterious student of his who keeps some dark secrets. very beautiful visually, lovely music, unexpected ending. watch this if you want to be sad and vague

lºeredità ferramonti - set in 1880s rome, cunning young woman weds into a split family and wreaks havoc. dominique sanda is brilliant in this. also very nice music by morricone.

FRENCH

des hommes et des dieux - algeria. eight monks live a secluded life in the mountains. when war breaks out, they are forced to make a choice between their faith and their lives. “a luminous tale of faith and heroism”, and also very prettily made. 

venus noire - based on the true story of saartije bartman, a black woman showcased in 19th century europe because of her body. explores prejudice, otherness, fetishisation, directed by tunesian abdellatif kechiche. RECOMMENDED.

la dame aux camélias (1981) - isabelle huppert stars as the destitute and illiterate alphonsine who travels to paris and becomes a courtesan. based on alexandre dumas’ novel, of the same title.

Just a reminder that

Two years ago, I had break downs everyday from the moment I woke up. I couldn’t speak without wanting to kill myself, I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror, I dropped out of school and became housebound due to dysphoria and anxiety. I never thought I would start hormones. I was going to kill myself.

Today, I am over 2 years on hormones. I rarely have dysphoria, I am confident speaking, I can look in the mirror and fairly like myself and I feel happy. I don’t want to die.

Just a reminder that

Three years ago, I didn’t think me and my family would ever be the same again and would never see me as male. My mum told me, “You’ll never be a boy because you don’t have a penis.”

My mum now calls me her son, my sister and brothers know me as their brother and take me out for drinks and my mum finally accepts me as being gay.

Just a reminder that

A month ago, I didn’t think anyone would ever love me because I am trans and that everyone thinks I am repulsive because of it, or a liar, or tricking them, or a cheater, or making a choice.

I now have a boyfriend who supoorts and loves me for what I am, and is making me more comfortable and accept myself as being trans, and to stand up for myself against people who do not care to emphasize but hate.

It does get better. It may not happen now, or tomorrow, or the week after, or several months. You may not think it will happen to you. I didn’t think any of this was possible, but it did. I held on, no matter how many bruises I gave my hands or isolated myself, because I deserved to have a happy future and you need to hold on too, to that hope.

Believe me, it is there. You are going to be one of those people who start hormones, who have surgery, who find your one and only true love or start a family. You are no different to any of us, your time will come.