It’s nearly impossible to look at Carrie Fisher without seeing Princess Leia, without knowing that Fisher is someone whom Hollywood tried to chew up and spit out in the same way it does with all of its favorite young women. Carrie Fisher is the girl who was supposed to put on the gold bikini and its accompanying chains, smile pretty, and shut up about everything else — and Carrie Fisher is the woman who refused to do it. She’s the woman who refused to stop talking about her mental illness, her addictions, her age, and all the other unglamorous things that Hollywood likes to pretend never happens to its starlets.
I’m so excited to finally get to share this AU with you guys!!
This au all happens in a world where the governtment is super corrupted. Everything is controlled by the most powerful corporations and the richest of people. Got money, then you have the power.
Technology is rather advanced and nearly all info is stored as data. However, it’s nearly impossible for rebels to hack into the systems and gather information and proof to fight the system. That’s why there is runners. Runners use parkour to get all over the city, fast and unnoticed, and break into corporations to personally get to the data and information that can help the rebellion.
Good intentions don’t excuse bad behavior.
You will always enjoy yourself less when you have planned for it.
Grief has no solution. Let it be.
Not forgiving someone destroys you more than it destroys them.
Sometimes there are no amount of encouraging words to pull someone out of the sheer exhaustion and melancholy of being alive.
People see you the most when you don’t want to be seen at all.
Honest laughs must be drawn out until all the air is gone. Like a balloon.
Panic attacks exist to make you think your life is wrong.
It is nearly impossible to maintain a close friendship when one person is depressed and the other is not.
Not really knowing someone is what makes a life look interesting. Like when the movie trailer is better than the movie.
If you need them to care more than they do, it won’t happen. Ever.
Learning to dance in public without pretense is incredibly liberating, and people will envy you for it.
There is a spiritual war raging inside all of us.
Deciding to do something different just because you know it’s different does not make you unique. Unique is liking what you like. Unique is shamelessly admitting how much you still love that band even after they’ve sold out.
Being alone is powerful.
People don’t praise others because they’re afraid there will be no glory left for them.
Nostalgia is the art of abandoning details.
You’re never fooling anyone nearly as much as you’re fooling yourself.
Small talk is THE WORST.
No one hates the prettiest person in the room more than the 2nd prettiest person in the room.
Regrets are useful, not useless. Dwelling is useless.
Humbling yourself is the biggest component of self-improvement.
It’s easier to get in your own way than it is for anyone else to.
Kindness is the fastest way to earn respect.
Depression is a lack of willingness.
Opposites attract because they have so much to learn from each other.
If you have to test their love, you’re not worthy.
Half-hearted encouragement is worse than no encouragement at all.
If a woman is constantly being let down by a man, it’s because she doesn’t know how powerful it is to be a woman.
Nothing could be more bittersweet than knowing that it’s not going to play out the way you envision it.
Helping people is the most rewarding thing on the planet and the least practiced.
If you had everything figured out about anything, you wouldn’t be here.
The more you don’t wear makeup, the better you look without it.
Love is not rare. Unconditional love is.
You’re the only one who thinks your family is embarrassing.
Getting rid of one vice means replacing it with another.
It’s all in your head. Literally.
Felicity Jones had the weakest performance in Rogue One. Like…it was not good. It was nearly impossible to connect with her as a character. There’s an emotional moment that relies on her ability to emote and the camera is focused on her face for an extended period and it just falls flat and even becomes awkward and uncomfortable to watch because she can’t sell it. All of the men of color in the film? Brilliant, heartfelt, emotional, strong performances.
Which got me thinking about The Force Awakens. While Daisy Ridley does a decent job for it being her first film, her acting performance is, frankly, mediocre and the weakest of almost everyone in the film. There are key moments in the film where the emotional translation and meaning isn’t clear because her facial expressions and ability to physically emote lack necessary nuance and depth. The men of color in the film? Again, brilliant, heartfelt, emotional, strong performances.
And what gets me is that Ridley got the role after like 3 months of auditions while John Boyega had to audition for 7 months and JJ Abrams had to have a come to Jesus moment with Disney execs because they were resistant to casting a Black man as the male lead.
I’m just struck by how all of this is a blatant example of how PoC have to be twice as good and work twice as hard as white folks to get half as far. And to add insult to injury, even with a comparatively weaker performance, Ridley still got more leading role offers post TFA than Boyega and well all know that Felicity Jones is gonna get more shine & opportunities than the men of color in the film. I’m just tired of white people building careers and getting accolades on mediocre performances and calling it progressive because they happen to women, meanwhile PoC are consistently excellent and continue to be ignored and sidelined.
And it is somewhat unbelievable
that wrap your arms around my waist
or rest your chin on my shoulder
when you’re standing behind me,
that you interlock our fingers
and whisper into my ear,
without having an idea
of what it does to me.
And it is nearly impossible
to not feel guilty
when you’re looking for physical comfort
as a friend
while I am seeking for the same
as a lover.
I know I sound bitter and I am but I love YOI I do it’s just like
Did it really deserve best animation?
And like I know the excuse is “But there’s so much movement!” And I know, but MOB Psycho has that too, and it’s fight scenes, which are often, high intensity, high movement, shot at A BILLION different angles and positions and in different styles, is CONSTANTLY and consistently flawless and clean like I could pause at any MP100 scene and there is a 99.99999999% chance it will look good there AREN’T any “Bad MP100 caps” blogs bc it’s nearly impossible to find bad screenshots in Mob Psycho 100. That’s how clean and incredible MP’s animation was.
That’s why I’m kind of upset that YOI won. MP100 was a labor of love towards an artist who had his OWN SERIES redrawn by another artist so it could be published bc no one thought it would sell if it was his art. Every scene was given so much attention, so much detail, it employed so many different and interesting and creative animation styles, and most importantly, more then anything, it looked GOOD. REALLY rEALLY good at all times, with a unique and fun style that sets it apart from any anime I’ve ever seen.
I’ll admit, sometimes the city isn’t the best place for a witch who focuses her craft on the stars. It’s nearly impossible for me to see the stars through all the light pollution, and even the moon is blocked out by the other nearby apartment buildings.
Despite all of this, I have a few things that I do to try and make sure I get the best out of this situation!
Star Maps- Star maps are an easy way to figure out the general area that a star is located in, even if you can’t see it clearly in the sky. I especially love using star map apps, because all I have to do is point my phone at the sky, and then I know exactly which stars are where!
Crystal Grids- I prefer to make crystal grids in the general shape of the constellation I am focusing on, that way even if I can’t see it in the sky, I still have something I can focus on and use.
Sigils- Even the smallest symbol can have a meaning, and I love to make sigils based on constellations and stars in the sky, and I put them all on my windowsill to charge. Even if the stars can’t be seen, I believe that they are still able to charge sigils and whatever else you like to use!
Glow in The Dark Stars- When I was a child, I had glow in the dark stars placed randomly across my ceiling, and now I want to use them to feel closer to the stars and space. It may not be the perfect substitute, but to me, they are just right.
Glitter- The last thing is actually the biggest thing I use. I use glitter in all of my spells and crafts to represent the twinkling stars! Even if I can’t see the twinkling, I can at least work with (or play) with the glitter!
This isn’t everything, but hopefully it will help all the other city bound space witches, or even just people who want to incorporate space into their craft more often! If you have any questions just let me know~!
“these riots are going to turn off apolitical people!”
gonna be real here bub, that argument didn’t fly a couple years ago when you trotted it out about BLM and it’s certainly not legit now. Who is this “apolitical person” here who is somehow the only legitimate target of any political campaign? Because these criticisms present their own view of reality, wherein everything basically works like American elections. A social movement needs to target the ‘median voter’, the ‘public eye’, or else it is legitimate.
Because of this violent is illegitimate, because it turns people off (never specified). But here’s the thing
for decades conservatives attacked abortion clinics, they made it dangerous and annoying to be a reproductive doctor, they bombed clinics. And a ton of liberals shook their heads and talked about how this is turning people off
and ya know what? it’s nearly impossible to get an abortion in a large part of the country now. Because this program of violence combined with a group of other tactics made talking about it impossible, alienated women and other people who needed to go to planned parenthood clinics, and then destroyed those clinics.
We can’t rely on these outside ‘apolitical people’, with their omnipotent judgement, to help us. People aren’t rioting to get people to vote for the Democrats, they’re rioting to protect themselves, to cast out fascists. The movement that’s building isn’t AND SHOULD NOT BE a movement of ‘reasonable people who just have some issues with Trump’. These ‘reasonable people’ have been willing to replicate this violent, to throw us under the bus if need be, in order to get back into the halls of power. The movement needs to be based on the interests and rights of those who are currently targeted by Trump’s policies. That’s a stronger coalition, that’s a better coalition.
Fact: It is difficult, and in fact, nearly impossible, for a pansexual to be physically injured in a fight. In fact, pansexuals’ have armoured skin covered with beautiful multicoloured dragon scales. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also a powerful defense, as no sword can harm a pansexual.
fake ah crew lindsay “wild card with a stupid amount of good luck” jones who somehow always manages to hit her mark without ever meaning to through odd angles and from nearly impossible positions. everyone in los santos is terrified of how incredibly accurate she is and wondering how long it took her to train to be that perfect. meanwhile geoff shakes his head and says “you’ve never practiced a day in your life, have u” and lindsay grins and goes “nope!”
lindsay who trips on the sidewalk late one night and sends a throwing a knife flying only for it to land dead center in some assassins chest, michael waving his arms madly as he helps her up, screaming “HOW! JUST HOW!? HOW ARE YOU EVEN ALIVE” while lindsay laughs her ass off. lindsay who chucks grenades so close to her crew members that magically bounce away at the right time and explode in the middle of a huge cluster of cops surrounding them and everyones like “you were trying to kill us!!” and lindsay totally bullshitting like "i knew that would happen!”
I read KS the first time, it stuck with me that Sangwoo mentioned that Bum’s
clothes reeks like he never washes them. Furthermore we see Bum always wearing
the same (shabby) clothes and that his hair is very greasy when Sangwoo showers
him. (But maybe that was because Sangwoo kept Bum for a week in the basement.
We don’t know if he has showered him before or if what we’ve seen was the first
time he did it.) I started wondering why Bum doesn’t take much care of himself
and came up with some explanations.
1) As a side effect/result
of his mental illness he’s unable of properly taking care of himself. If you
struggle with depressions tasks like cooking, showering, doing the laundry or
cleaning the room become nearly impossible and something as simple as getting
out of the bed takes most of your energy.
simply can’t afford it. According to his landlady he doesn’t have a job, in fact he’s even in arrears with the rent. In ch 14 we
get to see his apartment and the furniture is scarce as well as personal
belongings. I haven’t seen any expensive things like a PC either (which would be
necessary or at least very convenient for a college student). When he’s not able to afford the rent at least, there isn’t anything left for the water bill either.
Thus showering and doing the laundry is a luxury. Stylish, new clothes aren’t
on the list either. We don’t know how he’s even able to pay for food. It’s
possible that his uncle pays him some pocket money in exchange for sex.
the idea that his uncle pays for Bum’s lifestyle but demands
sex in exchange, Bum might not be taking care of himself on purpose. He wants
to be as unappealing to his uncle as possible. So he keeps skipping showers in
hope that the smell would repel his uncle.
Most likely it’s
a mix of everything mentioned above. Now I made myself sad. I really want
to know more about Bum’s past even if it’ll break my heart. (I’d also like to
know what he has done in the 4 years between high school graduation and