on point part ii

NHL!Bitty - Origin: From Samwell to Seattle

(I haven’t posted any of my background stuff on how Bitty gets from Samwell to the Schooners, so here’s my bullet point breakdown of how/when/why)

Part I - Hug Check | Part II - Chirping | Part III - Post-Season


- Senior year, Bitty is the first openly gay NCAA captain of any men’s sport. When Samwell wins the Frozen Four, commentators start speculating on him being a draft prospect. Jack isn’t out yet.

- ‘Get Bittle in the NHL’ goes viral as an equality issue and the NHL is under pressure to recruit him, which creates this divisive ‘is he really good enough to play’/’the league is homophobic’ situation among fans and within the NHL.

- Bitty gets a lot of heat from all sides and Jack is really worried about his bf, who is living every coming-out fear Jack’s ever had. The Falcs can’t recruit Bitty because Jack has already disclosed their relationship to management, so Jack can’t protect Bitty.

- Things go downhill quickly after a hacker leaks a series of emails between the Commissioner and several owners, wherein he says an AHL franchise needs to ‘take one for the team’ and recruit Bittle so the NHL won’t have to deal with the ‘problem’ anymore. 

- The league course-corrects hard and is bending over backward to get Bitty to sign off on their official apology, but Bitty is disgusted by the whole process and doesn’t want to participate in the draft just to make the league look better. He isn’t planning to go pro at all, and now he’s hesitant to move to Providence with Jack, concerned that he might accidentally out Jack and land him with the same PR problems. 

- Bitty goes back to Georgia the summer after he graduates. 

- After things calm down a bit, Bitty gets a call from the new Schooners owner, a progressive tech billionaire who hates the NHL commissioner and genuinely wants to sell Bitty on Seattle. Unsure of himself and his relationship, Bitty agrees to the meeting… 

- And surprise! Bitty loves Seattle, the team, the ownership group, the food, everything. Even less of a surprise, the team loves Bitty and offers him a two-year contract with an option for renewal.

- The distance hurts, but it actually makes things easier because the risk of Jack being outed is much less if he’s not sharing an apartment with Bitty.  

- Bitty understands now why Jack needs to prove himself before he comes out, the same way Bitty needs to prove himself now. Jack deserves that buffer, and Bitty can help in his own small way.

- At the same time, after seeing how Bitty was treated Jack doesn’t want to come out until his boyfriend is established enough that he won’t be remembered as ‘that gay hockey player’ or ‘Jack Zimmermann’s boyfriend’. They’re just two dumb boys looking out for each other. They agree to revisit coming out together after Bitty’s two-year contract ends.

- Bitty’s rookie year is a hell of an adjustment, he billets with d-man called Carter Morin who is a year younger than Bitty but still has three pro seasons under his belt. Carter is convinced Bitty will be a target because of his size and sexuality, so he becomes obsessed with teaching Bitty how to ‘defend’ himself. This basically boils down to lessons in ‘how to play dirty and not get caught’.

- During these lessons, Bitty realizes he has a lot of anger he’s not dealing with. He’s pissed about being marginalized by the league, the press that won’t stay out of his and Jack’s business, he’s pissed he can’t publicly be with his boyfriend, he’s furious WBC are planning to picket his first home game. He has years of repressed southern rage and he doesn’t have to play nice to make bad people feel good. Not anymore.

- Off the ice Bitty is a perfect gentleman, does tons of outreach, fundraising, he visits hospitals and coaches day-camps, after that first season he’s a fan favorite, but on the ice Bitty slowly becomes a living embodiment of ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’; he’s a good player, everyone knows it, but now he’s absolutely ruthless and spends his fair share of time in the penalty box, initially for defending himself, later for defending others. 

- During a particularly aggressive Schooners game, a commentator jokingly describes a post-fight Bitty as Bob’s spiritual successor, coining the term ‘Bad Bittle’. Bob is elated, Jack is horrified.

- Bitty ultimately makes friends on the team, builds a following, and becomes an integral part in building Seattle’s fledgling franchise into a championship team.

- Schooners take the cup in Bitty’s second year and Jack is surprisingly okay with his boyfriend getting a ring before him, it means they’re one step closer to being untouchable

- The Falconers dethrone the Schooners the following season and win the championship. Jack and Bitty come out/marry on Jack’s cup day. They don’t wear wedding bands, they wear their cup rings.

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Chapter 02 - Part II - :

- Prologue

- AU blog

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Due the renovations in house, the updates are going to be slower for a while. 

Also, to all who already started to like/fangurl over the interaction between these two nerdy scientists, I am so sorry.  :3 Sometimes, just like how much this is so related to us in real life, fictional characters have their limits as well. So yes, unfortunately, this is the purpose of story and has to happen at some point. :>

~masterlist~

Hello, everyone! This is my masterlist (as made obvious by the title) lol. I will update these at the end of every day that I upload new content. I’m going to update this tomorrow with things that I will write this coming week, just to motivate myself. Once I get back into the groove of things, the updates should happen a few times a week. This cute lil bolt symbolizes smut/mentions of it, so beware. Every day, the new additions will be bolded. So please check them out. Thank you for all the positive feedback guys! Much love xoxox.

The 100

their names in your phone

sorted into hogwarts houses

Bellamy Blake

Commander Lexa

John Muprhy

Octavia Blake

Monty Green

Jasper Jordan

Raven Reyes

Lincoln


The Originals

Niklaus Mikaelson

Kol Mikaelson

Rebekah Mikaelson


The Vampire Diaries

their names in your phone

ships on the show (i think they‘re called OTPs)

ig (race swap)

Bonnie Bennett

Elena Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert

Kai Parker

Matt Donovan

Lorenzo St. John

Damon Salvatore

Stefan Salvatore


Teen Wolf

their names in your phone

Scott McCall

Malia Tate

Stiles Stilinski

Isaac Lahey

Derek Hale

Jackson Whittermore

Theo Raeken

Jordan Parrish

Lydia Martin


Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Grant Ward


Gossip Girl

Carter Baizen

Chuck Bass

Nathaniel Archibald


RIverdale

Archie Andrews

Veronica Lodge


Pretty Little Liars

Caleb Rivers


Criminal Minds

BAU Team

Derek Morgan

Emily Prentiss


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

their names in your phone

Spike 


MTV SCREAM

Brooke Maddox


James Buchanan Barnes

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Behind the scenes of the Back to the Future Part ll (1989) “2015” set.

anonymous asked:

I'LL FUCKJN FIGHT THE UNIVERSE MYSELF TO GET IT TO START LETTING GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THESE BOYS (20 fic continuation with 45 or 71 with "the best case scenario")

-Okay so I too am always a slut for angst, but I’m also a major softie so I’d die without happy endings. Pretty please do a part II of the #20 prompt??? Bonus points for Neil being a little shit about catching Andrew getting all mother-hen over him.

-Will you do a sequel to the Neil coma fic?

-I feel like reading your angst is like me asking you to step on my heart with stilettos on (but like in a good way?? somehow??) It’s like these boys suffered so much in canon that I feel bad wanting them to suffer more but like… the angst tho… But then again I’m always a sucker for a happy ending… So could you continue your prompt 20 post using prompt 59??

lmaoooo okay okay xD here’s the original post. I could only fit 45 and 71 in, but hopefully this is alright for everyone

#45 “What are you looking at?”
#71 “You don’t get to pick and choose. You’re stuck with me.”

Neil regains consciousness in increments, and it’s nothing like waking up. He feels like he’s floating, and then he feels heavy, and he’s aware that he’s in a bed but he’s not sure of anything else. He’s sure he’s forgetting about something, like there’s a scrap of information at the back of his mind but it’s hidden behind heavy boxes that won’t budge. He would need Andrew to move all of that baggage.

Andrew.

Neil becomes aware of someone talking to him, but it’s not Andrew. He knows that; it’s the only thing he’s certain of. 

He opens his eyes because he needs to know if Andrew is nearby. The first person he sees is a middle-aged woman smiling at him. Beside her stands a twenty-something man in polkadot scrubs. Neil frowns and turns his head the other way. Andrew’s eyes lock with his, and Neil feels less like there’s a stack of cinderblocks on his chest. HIs breath falls heavy from his parted lips, and for a moment he allows his eyes to close, knowing that Andrew is there to keep him safe.

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This is Part Two of a dual post that focuses on unpopular Red Queen opinions of mine. The first part (linked at the bottom) dealt with Cal criticism, and this portion will deal with my views on Maven Calore. I would like to warn you that this is fairly long, however, I believe that both posts are worth a read if you have time to spare. 

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I would like to blow the minds of approximately 90% of the fandom by creating a post that APPRECIATES Maven Calore (Fandom: MAVEN WHO?!?!? I DON’T KNOW HER). This is also intended for fellow RQ enthusiasts that appreciate his complexity and his compelling nature. 

Of course, you’re likely wondering why I have decided not to list MAVEN’S flaws. You might be thinking: “He’s the antagonist, and he has done so many horrible things.”

I have no doubt that Maven is a villain and that several of his actions are horrific in nature. I do not in anyway condone the full extent of what he has done nor do I advocate them whatsoever. 

Still, I have come to find that he is so reviled and and denounced that I have trouble finding posts that convey his strengths. Have you ever come across a post that actually covers the full multitude of what he has done for Norta? He actually has various accomplishments that are either ignored or taken very lightly. 

As such, in this post i will be appreciating Maven and the beneficial qualities he possesses. Maven Calore has performed a fair amount of beneficial acts, acts that are difficult to portray as malevolent. Of course, he has done committed lots of immoral atrocities, and the beneficial acts could not potentially outweigh them. However, I do hope to convey his strengths. 

The first point I would like to cover is his biggest accomplishment as King of Norta. Maven managed to end a war that had been raging on for CENTURIES, a war that would probably have gone on had Cal reigned instead. He has accomplished something none of his predecessors were able to do, which is really a huge deal. The idea of such an unlikely alliance has deterred so many before him, yet he has been able to do so for the betterment of Norta.  Not to mention that he hadn’t been raised to be king, and yet he is still able to achieve so much for his kingdom and handle his position so well. 

Maven has constantly been devalued all of his life, not accepted by Silvers who viewed him as weak or pathetic. Even his own father looked down on him, unable to understand his qualities. Due to this, I believe Maven can better understand how it might feel to be a Red more than Cal will ever be able to. Of course, I acknowledge that Maven will never be able fully comprehend the daily struggles of a Red, since his life has entailed of living lavishly in a palace. However, he does understand what it feels like to be shadowed by someone who is perceived to be superior all your life.  He has always been looked down upon, unfairly treated, and seen as inadequate when compared to his brother. He actually has been a great king politically, handling the court and his public image intelligently despite not being conceived to inherit the crown. He has been able to manipulate his father’s policies, relieving Reds of strict curfews and harsh punishments, which goes to show that he could be a beneficial king for both the Silvers and the Reds. 

He has also raised the conscription age that had been lowered, sparing many unequipped children from the horror of war. He has been able to maintain the kingdom despite his constant struggle with the Scarlet Guard, raising morale with his alliance. It’s undeniable that he is tending to his duties, that he is attempting to serve his role while under constant pressure from a nation that is threatened with war and uprising. I don’t believe that Maven is excited about upholding a system that Thomas had died in vain for. Unfortunately, affluent Silvers are governed by tradition, and I imagine that he is experiencing pressure to please the Silvers while also retaining the status quo for Reds. Maintaining such a precarious balance is not easy while you’re at the very edge of a rebellion.

Another fact that should be noted about Maven is the amount of tragedy that he has undergone. As revealed in King’s Cage, his mother had controlled him when he was just an infant. I think it is fair to assume that she is behind his loathing of Cal. He mentions that he had once cared for his father and Cal as any child should, only to be raised to despise them. His upbringing is a traumatizing experience that no one should ever experience. Elara robbed him of his childhood, his love for his family, even his dreams. She took away anything that she thought would make him vulnerable- anything that would make him susceptible to weakness. He was abused and tortured by his mother, someone who should have protected him from harm. Yet she only inflicted harm upon him. She removed pieces of him she believed were ”unnecessary”, discarded fragments she thought made him weak. In short, he had become a vessel for his mother’s ambitions. He is not his own being in entirety, he is not his own individual. Any large amount of individuality he might have had has been discarded by Elara. It is likely that he might believe it is just too late for him to pursue a different life. He was raised to strive for the crown, and without it, he might feel he has lost his purpose.

Furthermore, he lost the only beacon of hope he had in his life. He lost Thomas when he killed him. A mere incident, an accident on his part made him lose his friend AND lover. I don’t imagine Maven ever being befriended in genuine terms. Thomas was likely the only one who had been a real friend to him, the first one who did not care for titles. Thomas was probably the only one who didn’t compare him to his brother. Also, Thomas had valued him, had cared for him, and had provided actual affection, something that he’d been missing for his entire life. Maven is someone who has been deprived when it came to love, someone who is starving for acceptance. Thomas had treasured him more than his own father did, treating him with more affection than his mother would ever be able to, only to die in the hands of Maven. Can you even imagine how much guilt had consumed Maven? How he had felt, having been the reason the only person who sincerely cared about him had died? Maven could only seek his mother for any meager comfort she would provide. He could only recount the incident to his mother without judgement. His mother had thought of his distressed state as weakness, had attempted to dispose his love for Thomas, only to find that it was futile. It’s a miracle that he still even possesses a fragment that is capable of loving after such an experience. 

I don’t believe Maven has ever really had the chance to be in any healthy, loving relationships, having been surrounded with his father and mother who seemingly led a loveless marriage borne out of political interests. It’s possible that Elara had blamed Maven for her shortcomings, or that Maven felt the disparity between his parents were because of him. Considering that most members of the court are engaged out of such political interests, they did not provide him much demonstration either, and so he also follows the same path. He has been betrothed three times; to Mare, Evangeline, and Iris. His involvement in any potential marriage has been due to political interests. As king, he had to be initially engaged to Evangeline, who had been formerly engaged to his brother. So I imagine that he would have been astonished to hear how Reds marry out of love when he was little. I believe his search for acceptance is the root cause of his obsession with Mare. In Red Queen, Mare comes to value him and care for him. After the events of Red Queen, Maven doesn’t want to believe that he’d broken the trust of one of the only people who’d ever cared about him, and so that’s possibly why he seeks her out and tries to win her over again. 

In conclusion, the whole purpose of this post is to encourage fans to approach the series with a different viewpoint. I hope that this might encourage all of us to be more accepting towards opinions we might not typically agree with. Remember that a fandom is only fun when it is a safe place for people to provide input and feel valued. 

(@vaveyard)

(Credits to @maveicen for editing both posts to make them sound so formal and amazing, and also providing some of the points) 

Part 1 II Part 2

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Today I taught myself about reading EKG’s and where they actually line up with things going on in the heart with regards to MIs. Basically you have 3 coronary arteries that get occluded in most MIs: Left Anterior Descending (LAD), Left CircumfleX (LCX), and Right Coronary Artery (RCA). LAD feeds the anterior heart and the septum. LCX feeds the lateral and some posterior heart. RCA feeds the right ventricle and some posterior heart, as wells as the SA node in 60% of people.

Now EKGs are confusing and complicated, but it gets easier if you remember where they measure relative to the anatomy. This little diagram helps me get started:

I’ve overlaid the heart over this in the diagram up top. Now remember, those arrows are vectors which is reflected in an EKG read by the upstrokes and downstrokes of the read. (I’m oversimplifying things, but physics makes my brain hurt, and this has worked for me so far.) Practically, what it means is that if the arrow is pointing towards the damage you get ST elevations. For example, in an inferior infarct, you get ST elevations in II, III and aVF, which point towards the inferior part of the heart.

You also have leads V1-V6 which are arranged like so:

(Image from wikipedia)

Notice their vectors point anteriorly. So an anterior infarct shows up at ST elevations in some or all of V1-V6. Meanwhile a posterior infarct will show up as ST depression in V1-V3 which point away from the posterior part of the heart.

To take it one step further you can figure out which artery is blocked. But that’s just a matter of knowing the blood supply, which is basically just what’s nearby. When I’m trying to figure it out on a test, sometimes I draw out this 5 second diagram (aka artistic masterpiece):

Introduction to Hegel’s “Force and the Understanding” - Reader’s Guide

Welcome to the most difficult section of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit!

So you’re not alone in you’re confusion, most people find this section completely impenetrable, but I happen to have spent some time working on it and writing about it, so I can definitely help point you in the right direction.

So there’s no real way to explain this without interpreting every piece of this chapter line-by-line, but I can point you in the right direction as far as making sense of “what Hegel’s talking about” goes. He’s talking about Leibniz and Newton, mainly, but with a bunch of other physics thrown into the mix.

Background:

Before doing anything, it’s important to understand the results of the previous chapter. The previous chapter gave birth to the “Unconditioned Universal.” This represents the resolution of “being in-itself” with “being for-another,” basically Hegel’s answer to the Kantian thing in-itself. With the Unconditioned Universal, both the “untruth of the subject” (the falsification of reality through consciousness) and the “untruth of the object” (the thing in-itself that evades us) have been aufgehoben. So any claim we make about things for-us will also have to be shown to be in-itself, otherwise the chapter will fail, and we will return to the stage of Perception where we’re still not sure if we’re somehow falsifying the thing with our knowledge.

The chapter can roughly be divided into two sections. Like the previous chapters in the Phenomenology, the first part takes things as they are as objects and the second part examines the role of the subject.

1. Sections 132-141: Leibnizian Dynamics: Active and Passive Forces & Solicitation

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A PULSE IN MY VEINS | an electronic blackwatch!genji fanmix. | 8tracks

tracklist - i. enjoy the silence - KI:theory (depeche mode cover) | ii. hunt part ii - KN1GHT | iii. point of no return - starset | iv. turbo killer - carpenter brut | v. last embrace - makeup and vanity set | vi. run & escape (mozaix mix) - red | vii. monster - starset | viii. darker than blood - steve aoki ft. linkin park.

tvd ~masterlist~

hello, everyone! this is my tvd masterlist (as made obvious by the title) lol. I will update this either the day that I upload new content, or the day after. upcoming works may be listed, but I’m a little hesitant bc my updates are always oddly timed, I don’t have a set upload date. once I get back into the groove of things, the updates should become more regular.his cute lil bolt symbolizes smut/mentions of it, so beware. every time I reblog/edit this, the new additions will be bolded. so please check them out. thank you for all the positive feedback guys! much love xoxox.

their names in your phone

ships on the show (i think they‘re called OTPs)

ig (race swap)

Bonnie Bennett

Damon Salvatore

Elena Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert

Lorenzo “Enzo” St. John

Malachi “Kai” Parker

Matt Donovan

Stefan Salvatore

Cherik AU, Fic Rec List

This is a Cherik AU list. Works vary in ratings & word count but are all over 10K. 

all works on this list that are rated M / E only contain top!erik/bottom!charles.

Summaries are not provided in this post:

please be sure to read additional & warning tags on fics for possible triggers


@nerdyalert as promised. enjoy x A.


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Regrets Part 1 of 4

Originally posted by imaginesforlifetime

SEBASTIAN STAN 

Warnings: Swearing, Violence

Pairing: Sebastian x Reader

Y/N - Your name

REQUEST:  hi! if requests are open, could you possibly do angsty - reader is in accident after ugly fight w/Sebby (takes her for granted/says something mean/you choose) & realizes after almost losing her & fluffy fluffkins?

A/N: Thank you for the request. Feedback is appreciated

This will be two parts. The point of view transfers between reader and Seb

Part 1 II Part 2 II Part 3 II Part 4


Y/N stared at the illuminated clock on her nightstand. The bright red numbers making her anger increase more and more as the minutes changed. 3:00am. It was three fucking o’clock in the morning and he still wasn’t home. She rolled onto her back and closed her eyes as tears of frustration rolled down her cheeks. Normally she wouldn’t care what time Seb got home, he could stay out all night and it wouldn’t bother her. Tonight though was different. Tonight he was supposed to be with her. 

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The Tamers’ Journey, Pt. 1

Part I: Departure
Part II: Initiation
Part III: Return

At some point, while liveblogging Digimon Tamers, I began to notice that the series, moreso than the two preceding it, follows Joseph Campbell’s interpretation of The Hero’s Journey monomyth fairly closely, which prompted me to do a bit of research on the Hero’s Journey and work out how Tamers goes through each of the steps. I’d like to talk about that now. This is going to be REALLY LONG, so brace yourselves. And apologies if you’re browsing my blog on mobile.

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Some things Don't Change ... (Though They Should At Some Point) Part: II
  • {In the common room of the Falcon Ben and Rey tell to their youngest son and child the time honored parental tradition of the "How I Met your Mother and fell in love" story.]
  • Ben: and then the twins Leia and Finn came along and after your brother and sister, you came along.
  • Rey: (Smiles and snuggles into Ben's arms)
  • Ben: (Kisses Rey on the forehead)
  • Teenage Solo: (Looks suspicious sitting at navigational consul, swivels chair to R2-D2 next to him.) Right ...
  • Ben: What?
  • Teenage Solo: So ... let me get this straight ... you guys ran away from your responsibilities?
  • Rey: What?!
  • Ben: No!
  • Teenage Solo: (Shares another glance with R2 then turns back) Sure you did. You just told me you guys got really emo and just took off.
  • Rey: (Defensively) That is not what happened!
  • Ben: We were solving the galaxy's problems!
  • Teenage Solo: By ... running away?!
  • Ben: We didn't run away!
  • Teenage Solo: (Mockingly sarcastic) Yeah, like a Porg ...
  • Ben: (About to explode, instead walks away in frustration)
  • Rey: (Rubs his back and walks toward their child) It's complicated. We represent the balance, if we fought each other there wouldn't be balance.
  • Teenage Solo: And you wouldn't have to sack up either ...
  • Ben: And you wouldn't have been born!!
  • Rey: Yes, Me killing your father? What would that have bloody accomplished?
  • Ben: Wow ...
  • Rey: What?
  • Ben: Obviously, I mean ... I wouldn't have killed you, but come on, you killing me?
  • Rey: You don't think I couldn't have killed you?
  • Ben: No ...
  • Rey: Why do I have to remind you of the forest on Starkiller when I left it in big bold symbolism across your face every time you look in the mirror!
  • Ben: The scar? Please, It's a scratch!
  • Rey: Sure it is, a big mark saying "My wife is badass"!
  • Ben: More like, my wife got mad that one time and I was a gentleman!
  • Rey: Oh that is such rubbish! You really want us to believe that you were holding back?
  • Ben: I was holding back!
  • Rey: You're such a liar!
  • Ben: You're a liar!
  • Rey: (Pauses, then puts her hand on her heads) I don't believe this, most normal parents who tell their children the "meet cute" story don't end up in divorce.
  • Teenage Solo: (distractedly flipping switches on the Navi-hub) Yeah, well, Most guys parents aren't a former dark lord and a sun burnt pillow baby who punk out in Galactic conflicts.
  • Ben: WE DIDN'T PUNK OUT!
  • Rey: And am NOT a pillow baby!
  • Ben: Well ...
  • R2-D2: BEEEBBBEPOP
  • Rey: I am not!
  • Teenage Solo: (Still plotting course on the charts) Ha! Pop, told me you didn't even know what sex was.
  • Rey: (Shoots daggers at Ben who was trying to slip out)He did, did he?
  • Ben: (Guiltily)It's been killing me for eighteen years, I had to tell someone!
  • Rey: That I didn't know what Sex was?!
  • Ben: Rey, when you were pregnant, you thought I gave you cancer and that you were gonna die of a massive tumor in your stomach. How long did you expect me to not tell someone that?
  • Rey: (Storms off) Till death do us part ... which is in about five minutes.
  • Teenage Solo: (Still working) Finally! The Force doesn't likes a procrastinator you know!
A Dance Guide to the Classes, Part I

1. The Bard’s Dance

Belly dance is all about desire. It’s an improvisational solo dance, performed for the viewing pleasure of others - and sometimes for more than just viewing. It’s supposed to make all present ache from sexual yearning and become hopelessly lovesick. It is lust and allure and playful wile and self-aware beauty and the uncaring glory of youth. Belly dance is guile and seduction: it’s the dance of the entertainer.


2. The Fighter’s Dance

Zeybek is all about pride. It’s the men’s folk dance of the Zeybeks, performed typically in a circle as a rural community’s rite. It’s supposed to emulate the flying of the eagle or the hawk. It is honour and bravery and battle ardor, and the mountain’s eternal strength and serenity. Zeybek is soaring in a clear blue sky: it’s the dance of the warrior.


3. The Rogue’s Dance

Zeibekiko is all about despair. It’s an urban evolution of the Zeybek, an improvisational solo dance ideally performed for none other than yourself. It’s supposed to emulate the unsteady, stumbling steps of the drunkard. It is pain and loss and agony and heartache, but it keeps a tiny, perhaps misplaced, fraction of the original Zeybek’s soaring pride. Zeibekiko is celebrating your own demise, feeling your very soul immolating and not giving a flying fuck: it’s the dance of the outcast.

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Grey’s Anatomy: The Other Side of This Life (Part II)
At some point, maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it’s better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, hold on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream that we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, at all odds, feeling hopeful. And if we’re lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life, the true dream is being able to dream at all.