new-thought

So I’m watching BvS again and new thoughts pop into my head (again).

The first time we see the adult Bruce Wayne, he is acting purely heroically, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he’s not in costume. Because we see his mind begin to warp as the fight goes on overhead. He embraces a child, perhaps symbolism for his final embrace with innocence, and the next time we see Bruce Wayne, he isn’t Bruce, he’s the Batman, not the hero that embraces innocents, but the monster that leaves innocent people caged whilst he enacts his violent will.
Until the third act, when the corruption of his innocence is shown to him, when he takes his eyes off his target for long enough to see himself for what he has become, until this moment, Batman is the villain. He is not risking his life to save children, he is sacrificing his humanity out of fear.

The fact that the story is framed in such a way is magnificent and bold. People often point that the movie starts and ends with a funeral, as these deaths act as both the birth and rebirth of Batman as the hero, the Dark Knight. However, it’s seeing Bruce act purely out the goodness in his heart during the Black Zero event as the start of his character arc, and returning to this goodness in the final scenes that really shows how wonderfully thought out this movie was.

It’s easy to get hung up on Batman losing his way, but it’s so important to not forget that he found it again. And what a complex, exciting journey it was.

anonymous asked:

When calling my in-laws out on their "pro life" hypocrisy, I asked them what they thought about new borns that die because the parents can't afford to treat them. They said it was what God wanted. I asked about babies that would suffer and die right after birth, they said God wants these babies to suffer and die for a reason and should be born instead of aborted. I'm so angry I'm speechless. I believe if there's a God, they created abortion to stop the suffering for pregnant ppl and infants.

I just consider any argument with god to be invalid tbh

-Kyoung

Feet to the wind from the backseat.
Damp chilled air rushing in from
a summer’s jaunt through the city.
Up through my toes and out of my eyes.
Too tired. Too drunk. Too scared.

The car slows down as her hand fills mine.
Fright flies out the window
as the past moves in.
I remember.
—  ADM

Happy One Year Blog Birthday to me..

Strictly speaking, it’s not a one year blog birthday, it’s a one year muse birthday. But I do what I want and my graphic looks pretty?

Anyway..

I have had Magnus for a little over a year (I missed the actual year mark because I’m trash oops) and that’s a huge accomplishment for me. I’ve never kept a blog for that long and I’m honestly surprised he’s still around. There have been so many ups and downs. I gave him a new blog, thought about deactivating, brought him back, gave him a new URL. And I want to thank those of you who have stuck with me through all of this (As well as to welcome the new people that have popped up to love on Magnus).

So here we go..

The precious cinnamon rolls who stayed through the Big Changes™:

@hunteralec | @angelveiined | @magiclimits/@bowstrung | @justoldnews

Some new babes that I want to love on:

@lawstrung | @letagin | @millionpapercuts | @mixandmatchmuses | @silverwhipped 

Kudos to all you lovelies for being here <3

Thoughts I had during the Pretty Little Liars finale

  1. TIME JUMP WHY
  2. MOVIE LOT MAKE OUT WITH ARIA AND EZRA, WHY? Significance of this location?
  3. OF COURSE ALI HAD TWINS WITH EMILY
  4. IS ALY WEARING A WIG? WHY, HER HAIR IS TERRIBLE
  5. MELISSA IS BACK. YASS
  6. SHES STILL SUSS THO (Like, where has she even been?)
  7. LOL ENTER TOBY: CAN I HELP YOU? Err, Welcome back Toby? From wherever it is you disappeared to?
  8. THIS IS THE LAST TIME IM WATCHING PLL OMG
  9. HOW DID YOU EVEN  KNOW SPENCE WOULD BE AT THE STABLE Toby??
  10. DAMN book series ending reference LOL
  11. YESSS JENNA, SLAY
  12. HI MONAAA! <3
  13. LOL OFC MELISSA IS STILL A BLACK HOODIE
  14. EMILY ACTING LIKE SHE KNOWS THINGS ABOUT HAVING KIDS LOL
  15. SMH OFC SPENCE AND TOBY GO BACK TOGETHER
  16. OMG THAT WASNT MELISSA WTF MONA AND THAT MASK
  17. HMM I AM OK WITH MONA
  18. THATS NOT SPENCER LOL!!!
  19. POOR ARIA, I FEEL FOR YOU GIRL
  20. ARIAS DAD IS BACKK LOL (Secretly wanted him as A.D Come on!)
  21. AW THATS CUTE EZRA GOT THE BLESSING From Arias Dad!
  22. I LOVE U ELLA
  23. WINE MOMS
  24. HAHAHA SOMETIMES I WISH WE WERE STILL IN THE BASEMENT IM DYING
  25. AT LEAST TOBY GOT RID OF THAT STUPID BEARD HE HARBOURED
  26. DRUNK WINE MOMS EVEN BETTER HAHAH

  27. I’m so scared about this episode
  28. This whole emison relationship is so overplayed and ridiculous.. proposal lol?
  29. Why doesn’t Hanna and calebs lounge face the tv lol
  30. As if Toby wouldn’t look through the peep hole first before answering the door in a towel lol
  31. That was a shocker lol (Oh It’s you, Spencer?)
  32. WTF mona ?!?
  33. Yeah that’s not spencer lol
  34. Yeah, that’s also not spencer 
  35. Omg Mary escaped. How !!
  36. Shits about Get messed up!
  37. Wtf is that accent lol
  38. What the fuck
  39. Wtf Alex what type of name is that
  40. Why does Alex care about Charlotte ??
  41. WTF ALEX YOU PSYCHO. WREN POOR WREN
  42. This show is messed up. When did Alex even get caught up on the CeCe dramas
  43. OF COURSE WREN WAS THE BABY DADDY LOL
  44. “I thought we could have lunch together”   Lol Mary THROUGH A CELL
  45. I liked the idea of Bethany better??
  46. This is messed up.  Oh spencer poor thing
  47. OMG Ezra’s trapped too wtf??
  48. Even the horse can tell it’s not Spence hahahaha
  49. Omg yes Jenna figuring shit out. She isn’t as evil as we thought!
  50. Lolllll they just figured it out
  51. MONA what game u playing
  52. Omg Alex punching Mary scared the shit outta me
  53. MONA playing her own game yaaaas
  54. Hahaha what a Truman show moment with the fake sky and all
  55. How does Alex know her way around this maze so easily?
  56. EZRA PLEASE BE OKAY
  57. If it was that easy to Track Alex down in a day, why did it take us seven seasons to find A?
  58. If that wasn’t a Parent trap moment, I don’t know what is! #WhichTwinIsWhich
  59. Haha an ‘A’ text message joke at the wedding
  60. Did they never think to change their ringtones after all these seasons? ha ha
  61. Final ‘A’ farewell lol ?
  62. Who is Mona’s mystery man?
  63. I’m confused
  64. Lol WHAT
  65. Is that dollhouse??
  66. Ooh mirror homage to the pilot episode
  67. BUT LIKE YOU END THE SHOW THERE AS IF IT ALL HAPPENS AGAIN
  68. BUT I WANNA KNOW HOW MARY ESCAPED AND HOW THE FUCK DID ALEX END UP OUTTA JAIL AND IN MONAS CONTROL?
  69. THANK U FOR KINDLY EXPLAINING WHY MELISSA WAS STILL A BLACK HOODIE? IM STILL SHOOK. BYE


Photos are not my own

anonymous asked:

When I saw the new avatar my first thought was "you go girl". I'm actually amazed by the outrage and personalization of this cartoon. The fact that people argue about who she dates and what she does with her personal life is strange. We are observers and we don't know her. There are blogs and message boards that claim with authority that she is militant lesbian and blogs that claim she is married to DD and he is the father of her children and everything in between. It's all fantasy.

Those blogs and message boards are run by people who live in Crazytown. Us Gillovnies live in Hopefulville. Gorgans live in Asslick City. And you live in Antifandom Central? 

Yes, we’re observers and we don’t know her. But I take it that you’re her fan, right? Isn’t that in itself strange then? Isn’t it strange that you even cared enough to think “you go girl” to an avatar posted by someone you don’t know? Or the fact that you took the time to write this message to me? 

My point is, if we’re in a fandom at all, it’s all a little strange, but it’s our choice of entertainment. Just like some people choose to watch sports and get involved with athletes careers. It’s all a form of a fantasy world that exists separate from what really matters in our lives. 

Thanks for that, buzzkill, antifandom, anon. 

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The Question: So why is it important to be grateful for what I have already? How does that help me attract what I don’t have?

The Answer: Whatever you want, you want for the feeling. When you have what you want, you can’t help but feel grateful. However too often when we want something we focus on the absence of it. We want it more, and more, and more. But we see it’s not here now. To bridge this distance, you need to create the feeling of having it. When you feel gratitude, the Universe hears, “He/She loves this feeling. I will continue to provide them with what they want.” The Universe has heard all your asking and is well-aware of what would make you smile right now.

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Did you know?

Every single thing you’ve heard, read, watched, experienced, expressed, said, shouted, wrote;
Every single opinion you’ve had, agreed on, discussed, believed;
Every single person you know or have known;
Have all served to bring you to this moment.

Now, if this moment isn’t meeting most of your needs then there is work to be done.
A controlled mental diet is what the Universe has ordered.
That doesn’t mean you have to cut everyone out, ofcourse not.
But you have to consider how much news you’ll see, how much gossip you’ll encounter, how long you’ll spend around people that make you feel worse after, the books you read (or, will start to read), the music you hear and where you’ll spend your time.
Every second of 24 hours is creation. If you don’t make any changes then you will continue to create what you have now.

The question is, what are you going to create with it?

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anonymous asked:

this might be a bit off a topic, but do you remember the first episode with the strawberry fields where we first saw hints on roses fight in the background of the pyramid - with all the new knowledge we now have about homeworld and the diamonds, do you have any new thoughts on it? Or do you think that entire thing will be retconed since they maybe changed things after getting so many seasons?

I actually think about the temple in “Serious Steven” a lot, it was really the first very lore-heavy episode we ever got and it foreshadowed quite a lot about what we’ve since found out. I do not think it’s retconned at all, while the show has definitely become a different beast than what it started as (the crew have said as much) the core storyline has to be the same, or else none of the foreshadowing would work, but so far it has. I see no reason to think that the show isn’t following a storyline set from when it started.

I talked about this originally a very long time ago, back when “Jail Break” first aired (here), but one of the really, really interesting things about the pyramid temple to me is that it appears to be a spaceship or similar Gem structure, due to it’s similarities with Peridot’s ship. The really fascinating thing to me is that the temple contains the revised Diamond Authority symbol, the three triangles one, instead of the four diamonds symbol. It has the very same symbol that’s present on Peridot’s ship

This means that the pyramid was made after Pink Diamond was shattered but before the Diamond’s final attack on Earth. This also means that the temple was, at least originally, Homeworld’s and unless the Crystal Gems commandeered it and altered it, the mural may not the depiction of “Rose Quartz saving Earth/humans,” as we thought, but more of “Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond” - meaning, in the mural Rose is the villain. The mural is depicting the (fabricated) events of Pink Diamond’s shattering, perhaps as a motivator to Homeworld forces, or just a way to lament Pink Diamond’s passing. The temple might’ve even been a sort of memorial to Pink Diamond.

Another very interesting thing about this mural is that it’s very explicitly referenced in “The Zoo,” when the humans are crying and pleading for the hurt to be taken away. It’s a very deliberate reference and it’s telling us something about this mural and the events it’s depicting (consider the popular theory that Pink Diamond may’ve sympathized with the rebellion and humanity, in the end at least)

Lastly, I’ll point out one more thing I find really really interesting and that has been an extremely curious thing I’ve thought about for years now. A few years ago, the crew used to post the storyboards for the episodes after they aired. The “Serious Steven” storyboard showed the mural, except it didn’t look quite like the mural we see in the show. Curiously, it does not show Rose Quartz at all. Instead, there’s a different figure. It’s very specific, so it wasn’t a stand-in. We’ve not yet seen a Gem that looks quite like it, but there is one very fascinating thing about it, given recent revelations:

They have a rather distinctly diamond-shaped symbol on their chest.

5 mile run new Boku No Hero thoughts are as follows:

  • this is my all-time favorite “previously on” section. it was highlighting Bakugou’s resolve to win by mashing together all the clips of him declaring his ambitions but because its Bakugou it was actually just a 2 minute montage of Bakugou fucking screaming
  • Todo acts naive but i doubt that more and more each day with the number of sick fucking burns he’s gotten in at people, case in point:
  • Bakugou: -storms on in to Todo’s room and starts yelling at him.-
    Todo: Hey Bakugou :))) you know what this reminds me of? :))) That guy you fucking hate. :))) Except he did this better. :)))) You really cant ever live up to him can you :)))))))
  • Bakugou calls Todoroki “IcyHot” in the dub and I watched the dub today specifically in hopes that he’d call him IcyHot again and he DID.
  • I’m not done with this scene because the PHRASING HAD ME IN STITCHES–Bakugou stormed in like “Hey IcyHot, is this how you fucking treat your opponents!?” while blowing up Todo’s table. And Todo responded with “That’s what Midoriya said too…” I dont think Deku said it quite like that, Todo. But too late now I can’t stop picturing:
  • Deku voice: “Hey you stupid piece of shit sore-muscle hot-and-cold sports pack you better fucking look at me while i stand here and break all my fingers and yell, because fuck you, you fucking icepack.”
  • Bakugou his table
  • His table Bakugou
  • This is the screamiest Bakugou’s been to date, I’m glad for him
  • ominous BOOM noises from inside the iceberg
  • dub!Sero called Bakugou a “moleman” and i want the world to know that Bakugou’s been canonically called a “moleman”. Moleman Bakugou.
  • Bakugou, grabbing Todo by the hair and piledriving him into the ground: “GIT FUCKING GUD, ICYHOT
  • Aizawa: -provides commentary on the strategy, strengths, and weaknesses of the children’s fighting techniques-
    Present Mic: -sees Todo surfing on an ice wave and says “Looks like fun!!!”-
  • Bakugou: “Use your full power IcyHot! I want the world to know you’re trying to destroy me!! THIS MEANS NOTHING IF I CAN’T SURPASS DEKU!!”
    Deku:
    (Regina George voice) Why are you so obsessed with me?
  • Bakugou, or better known by his full name, Katsuki “Fidget Spinner” Bakugou
  • Bakugou: -screams incoherently for 20 minutes trying to rile Todo up-
    Todo:
    Deku: -says one thing-
    Todo, heart racing, palms sweaty: holy fuck. holy shit. thats my fucking boyfriend.
  • Srs for a moment, I really adore and am moved by Todo’s character development here. The easy shonen answer would be for Todo to be “fixed” following his fight with Deku, but the poor kid’s sitting on like 10 years of trauma. He’s not fixed. He’s healing. And healing comes with pain and doubt sometimes.
  • Like I actually clutched my shirt while his fire unraveled.
  • Bakugou: -pulls of the coolest fucking spin projectile move in history-
    Bakugou: -lands like this-


  • IT’S HERE. THE GRANITE SLAB OF VICTORY
  • We are blessed with Dad Might in this house today
  • Todo: “My path forward isn’t as clear as I thought. There’s still someone I need to settle things with…”
    Todo: -steps off the podium, walks into the crowd, punches Endeavor in the face- “Fuck you Dad”
  • In the sub All Might calls Bakugou’s face “amazing” but in the dub he calls it “scary” and 4 years were added to my life when dub!All Might gave Bakugou the once over with the medal in his mouth and went “…still scary.”
  • dub!Bakugou is great here too with “I DON’T WANT THAT PIECE OF GARBAGE. KEEP YOUR TRASH AWAY FROM ME HHGNGNGHG”
  • I want to empahsize that several hours pass after that scene cut. It’s evening. The kids are changed back into their school uniforms AND back at the classroom. And Bakugou still has the fucking medal in his mouth. No one took it out. 
  • me: fuck…i hope iida will be okay
    also me, who’s read the manga: (hes not gonna be okay)
  • The hospital scene makes me kinda want to take back all the making fun of Todo I did because…god fucking this poor child…he deserved so much better
  • Protect Mama Midoriya she deserves the world

KATSUKI YOU CAN’T WAKE UP AT NOON AND START YELLING