outrageous lies

“Rosa Parks didn’t stand up because she was tired/her feet hurt” is one of the most outrageous lies we tell children in the guise of history and it is so harmful. It takes this brave, courageous and intentional act of civil disobedience and makes it passive and unwitting. Rosa Parks knew she would be arrested that day and she made a choice to do so. She was already heavily involved in the Civil Rights movement when it happened. She saw the opportunity and took it because she knew she could turn it into a moment that would change history. She wanted to change the law and she got arrested so she could do so. It was not an accident and telling Black children otherwise teaches them that history just happened to them instead of telling them about a woman who put her life on the line to change an unjust law. It sanitizes her, turning her into a little old lady (she was 42) who was just tired after a long day of work makes her more palatable to white people and that is a disservice to her memory and her movement.

I went to go see Jurassic World again, this time with my family. And as I was driving my little brother back to his house, he expressed disappointment that the original cast (bar the scientist and the t-rex) didn’t make appearances. Then he said something that set me off in a Jurassic Wonderland of wasted possibility.

“What I want to know is why the two kids weren’t running the place. Why was some strange lady in charge of the park, instead of Lex? Why was some navy guy in charge of the raptors instead of Tim?”

And I just… can you imagine what the movie would have been if that had been the case instead?

Imagine that at some point, there wasn’t a choice. Hammond’s will allowed for the continuation of the park, or a creation of a new one, and InGen was going to do it with or without Lex and Tim, but the kids remembered what happened to them when they were little. They remembered, and they knew it would happen again. Of course it would. But they agree to it, they go back, because they figure that they can at least be there to handle the fallout. So they go back, they help design things, they fight for every precaution and for every reactionary defense. The park will never be safe, but they’re going to do everything in their power to ensure that if it’s happening anyway, they’ve got their hands in it to ensure the least damage and loss possible.

So Lex get put in charge of the park- the computer system isn’t just something she uses- she fucking designed it. She designed it and worked on programming it. She was the one who designed the tracking system they use with all the dinosaurs because she needs to be able to assure herself of where every single one of them is at any time, and she carries a tablet with her that does just that- taps into the network and shows dino locations. She fights the board on every new carnivore they want to create; It’s a bad idea, she tells them. Carnivores eat meat which in case you have not noticed, humans happen to coincidentally be made of meat. She also doesn’t just track the dinosaurs- there’s no way anyone will ever suffer through what she and Tim and Grant did. Every visitor to the island has a wristband that talks to the mainframe and gives their location at all times.

And Tim, head of the animal care and behavior department with his wife, Kelly (you know, Ian Malcolm’s daughter from the second movie). They don’t just know know anything about the dinosaurs; they know EVERYTHING about these dinosaurs. Tim has Hammond’s hearteyes wonder mentality partnered with Grant’s thirst for knowledge and fueled by his own curiosity and experiences. Kelly has her dad’s caution and her mom’s free spirit and drive for pushing boundaries. They are there for every birth, and have their hands in the raising and care of all the dinosaurs. Like Grant, Tim has a soft spot for the raptors, and they have a soft spot for him as well, after he raises them himself, imprints them on himself and Kelly at their island-side residence.

And we mustn’t forget Eric, the kid Grant and his team saved from one of the islands when he crashed on it parasailing. Eric survived down there on an island full of dinosaurs when pretty much no one else could have survived even a few days. He’s the one out in the field, in charge of containment and tactical defenses for when (not if, WHEN) things go wrong. Because they will. They’ve been waiting 10 years for it to go wrong. They’ll continue waiting, ready.

Imagine the look on all their faces when InGen admits that a dinosaur was created behind their backs, a hybrid of several species, because someone wanted to create more ‘wow’ for the park. Only what they created wasn’t what they meant to create. This new dino is smarter than anything they’ve ever made before. Bigger than the T-Rex. Stronger. It surprises everyone with it’s ability to mask its heat and change its skin color. It’s a mistake but ohhh what a mistake- the InGen folks have hearts in their eyes thinking about how they could apply these changes to raptors.

Imagine Lex’s utter outrage at being lied to, but now that the life has been created she can’t just take it. The animal didn’t ask to be born, but now that it has been, she ensures that it has what amounts to a bomb-proof enclosure in a remote section of the island. Heat sensors, sound sensors, tracking device, motion sensors- this thing has got the works in her pen. Lex forbids opening it as an attraction, this enclosure is for containment only. And the would-be social creature, deprived of social interaction with humans or its own kind or with anyone really, becomes the Indominus Rex we see in the actual movie; she does not understand boundaries or dominance or good behavior.

But the movie dynamics are now shifted. Instead of the park destroying itself from within, it is under attack from without. It isn’t because Lex was careless about security. There is no tension between Lex and Tim outside of normal brother/sister banter. Imagine that InGen wants those raptors badly enough to force a field test of them- imagine they purposefully release Indominus, thinking Tim’s raptor squad can beat it. Imagine the moment Lex asks him if the squad is ready for search and rescue, and he agrees they are.

Imagine Tim and Lex gearing up to go into the wilds of their park because there are people stranded at the far end. Imagine a movie where the wholesale destruction and terror are not because everyone is ill-equipped to handle the situation (because Lex and Tim? They’ve made fucking preparations for this shit, they have thought of everything for this kind of situation) but instead a story about how all of those preparations mean shit against this superdino. She outsmarts them like the Clever Girl she is, avoiding traps, clawing out her tracker, taking out their electricity, setting free the other dinosaurs. She talks to Tim’s raptor children, and they walk away with her- imagine how CRUSHED he is to see Blue just… leave him.

Imagine half the movie following two young girls, strangers, who got put together on the rolly ball ride. One is a mechanic’s daughter who can disassemble and reassemble whole cars if she wanted, who fiddles with the ride to let them free-roll anywhere they want. Imagine she does it because the other girl is a younger trans girl who has spent her whole life admiring Dr. Ellie Satler and wanting to be a paleobotanist just like her, but the ride doesn’t get close enough to the plants for her to see them well. Imagine that they escape Indominus by ducking under a plant that the botanist-in-training recognizes as basically a giant ancient fucking nettle plant and Indominus takes one faceplant into it before deciding WOW NOT WORTH IT BYE. And the two girls stick together until they meet up with Lex and Tim who are out trying to find the rolly ball inhabitants that went off road because they are the last two left, and Lex has been following their wristband signals.

Indominus finds the InGen beach camp and attacks with her new raptor compatriots. Lex and Tim, after seeing all the civilians (including the two young girls) safely to boats, split up to come to the rescue, Lex with Eric and Tim with Kelly. Tim and Kelly win back their raptor clan (let’s be real, they didn’t have to win them, they left to gather intel on the iRex) while Lex comes charging down the beach in the original Jeep the mechanic’s daughter fixed, road flares tied to the roll bars and madam Queen-of-All T-Rex chasing after her to start the final showdown.

No giant seamonster needed- T-Rex + Raptor Squad + InGen army + Lex and Tim and Kelly and Eric are enough to bring down Indominus. Barely, but they win. And T-Rex is there, but she’s had quite enough fighting against raptors after the first movie, and so she leaves, heading into the jungle to let the humans recover.

Lex fires everyone at InGen. They go get ice cream from the cafeteria and Tim eats an entire chocolate pie by himself. They call Grant the next day and say “You are possibly the only person who will believe the day we just had.”

Spot a Sociopath

10 signs for spotting a sociopath

#1) Sociopaths are charming. Sociopaths have high charisma and tend to attract a following just because people want to be around them. They have a “glow” about them that attracts people who typically seek guidance or direction. They often appear to be sexy or have a strong sexual attraction. Not all sexy people are sociopaths, obviously, but watch out for over-the-top sexual appetites and weird fetishes.

#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people. They tend to do bizarre, sometimes erratic things that most regular people wouldn’t do. They are unbound by normal social contracts. Their behavior often seems irrational or extremely risky.

#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self interest even if it seriously harms others. This is why you will find many very “successful” sociopaths in high levels of government, in any nation.

#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.

#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.

#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. Their high IQs often makes them dangerous. This is why many of the best-known serial killers who successfully evaded law enforcement were sociopaths.

#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don’t actually FEEL love in the way that you or I do.

#8) Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running “stream of consciousness” monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic. They are expert storytellers and even poets. 

#9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize. Even if shown proof that they were wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack.

#10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it! Charles Manson, the sociopathic murderer, is famous for saying, “I’ve never killed anyone! I don’t need to kill anyone! I THINK it! I have it HERE! (Pointing to his temple.) I don’t need to live in this physical realm…”

What’s The Deal? (MiniCat Superhero AU)

Craig and Tyler are currently dating and every so often, Tyler ends up having to cancel their dates. A few times turns into way too many times and Craig can’t help but wonder what Tyler is doing that involves him having to cancel so many dates. What is Tyler doing? Why is he lying? Can Craig even trust him anymore?

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my hobby is telling outrageous lies when gross str8 bois ask questions about lesbian sex because I get to see the gears turning in their heads as they try to figure out how to masturbate to it

cool things about star trek beyond
  • jim kirk not being an annoying dudebro, no weird/sexist interpersonal relationships with “foxy” alien ladies
  • the horrified look on bones’ face when spock starts laughing out of delirium
  • the sequence where the enterprise is basically decapitated and dismembered and then set on fire is pretty spectacular (also when kirk and chekov are running around being badasses in the wreckage)
  • chekov being a motherfucking pimp, literally flirting with anyone and telling outrageous lies about russia
  • also chekov being an absolute sweetheart and getting everyone else into their escape pods before getting in himself
  • the sequence with the beastie boys playing in the background was actually super-cool and not cringe like guardians of the galaxy
  • sulu is a bad bitch. this is just a fact. super cool. super gay. very pilot.
  • uhura kicking ass, sacrificing her own safety, saving spock lmaooo
  • jaylah being super rad, unsexualised, intelligent af
  • thank the lord for simon pegg he did a great job integrating women without making it sexualised and unnecessary, integrating sulu’s homosexuality without making it this huge deal, making the film funny without making it cringe niiceeee
  • the photo of the old cast was a lovely touch. very well done.
  • chekov and sulu lowkey dancing to the beastie boys while flying a motherfucking starship
  • i’m just really happy that chekov got so much more airtime, he was a central character with a lot to do and anton did a marvellous job
  • the dedications to leonard nimoy and anton at the end
  • “to absent friends” — did the camera linger on anton? idk?
  • it was just a really well balanced film with good action, lovely set design, comedy, tragedy etc and i think it was the best of all the three films so far
  • i miss you a lot anton, thank you for a lovely performance.
Two Truths and a Lie (Drabble Game)

Summary: You and Tao play the game “Two Truths and a Lie” while sparring, and you both end up learning interesting things about each other.

Note: For those who don’t know, the game works like this - one person says three statements, and two of these are truths (usually the kind that are so outrageous, they seem like lies), and the last statement actually is a lie. The other person has to guess which is the lie correctly to win.   

This was a Drabble Game request: Tao + “Truth” 

Drabble Game: Send me an EXO member and a word (any one word) and I’ll write a short little thing about it!

Originally posted by kim-jongmin

“Okay,” says Tao as he picks up his bo staff and twirls it deftly in hand. You try not to scoff at his display and pick up your own staff, checking your form in the studio mirrors. Perfect. “You go.”

Nodding, you step onto the mat, opposite him, and the two of you bow to each other – but neither of you breaks eye contact. “One,” you say as you raise the stick, searching for an opening, “I sleep with socks on.” You move to hit him in the side, but Tao blocks you easily. “Two, I like my coffee black.” He swipes at your legs, trying to knock you off your feet but you leap over his staff, grinning at his expression. “And three, I have a tattoo of Han Solo in a place where Han Solo should not be.”

Tao laughs as he spins out of your reach and says, “The tattoo one! That’s such a lie – you’re way too much of a wimp to get a tattoo, and Star Wars?”

You pause the sparring to shoot him a slow smile and tug the waistband of your sweatpants down, not low enough to reveal anything – except for the top of the galactic smuggler’s head inked onto your hip. “I was drunk, and Han understands me in a way no one else does.” 

Tao’s mouth falls open and he mutters, “Oh, fuck. Well, if that was true then what was the lie?”

“What kind of sick person sleeps with socks on?” you sputter in lieu of an answer, and he laughs again, accepting this. “Anyway, your turn.”  

“Alright.” The two of you get back into place, and this time it’s only a second before Tao lunges for you again, and you dodge his attacks with a little more effort. “I want to switch it up though,” he tells you, “so I’m gonna say two lies and one truth, and you have to guess the truth this time.”

“Sounds good.”

“One, I love country music.”

“Lie,” you smirk, missing his staff by a hair. Just a few days ago, you were blasting Blake Shelton in the car, and Tao nearly forced you to pull over so he could get out and walk instead.

“Two, I have monogrammed underwear.” Unclear, you think. That one is highly possible, and your moment of distraction costs you because he manages to knock your bo out of your hands, and you watch in dismay as it lands far from the mat. You turn back to him and keep your eyes on his own staff pointing directly at your heart. He could go in for the kill, and you have no way to defend yourself now.  

“What’s the third one?” you prompt, wary. You feel your brows raise when Tao tosses his staff aside too and gets into a fighting stance. He’s a force to be reckoned with when he has a weapon, but without the weight of a bo or nun chucks, he’s deadly. You need to be on your toes, light as air.

“And three,” he tilts his head back, looking down at you with hooded eyes and a lopsided smile, “I like you, and I think you should go out with me.”

Oh. Wait, what—

It only takes a second, just the one second of your shock catching you off guard, for him to cross the mat and tackle you, and the two of you tumble backwards onto the ground. You find yourself on your back with the breath knocked out of you – maybe from the impact or maybe from him – and Tao is above you, bracing himself on his arms to keep from crushing you. He grins down at you, and it makes your heart start to pound in a way even high-intensity sparring never could.

“Truth,” you say.

Tao beams and nods. “Truth.”

anonymous asked:

Contd I know some skeptics are as bad as Gator but others ( and I'm sure we all know of one or two) are actually going through a great deal of self-inflicted emotional distress because they continue to deny the facts to themselves and Gator and co are only too happy to provide more and more outrageous lies to keep their hold over them. I'm not excusing anyone for writing vile things but after all this time it's clear to me who is enjoying themselves and who is suffering. End.

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I mostly agree. There are some people out there who are desperately unhappy in their lives and desperately want what Gator says to be true.

And you know Gator is one of them, despite being the one peddling most of the bullshit. Aeltri is another. But Gator knows she’s lying, she’s seen the birth and marriage certificates and knows they’re real. I think that’s what makes her a little worse. She knows the marriage is real, she knows the children are real, she knows that Sophie and Benedict love each other. Yet she still keeps peddling her vile, toxic hate. That tells you a lot about a person, and it tells you everything about Gatorfisch.

anonymous asked:

Mmmhmm *nods* Also slander wasn't really a thing in Ancient Rome. In fact it was common practice to make up outrageous lies about your political opponents to discredit them. Which makes it really hard for classicists some times. In one such story Cicero claimed Mark Antony as a young man wore woman's clothing and once snuck out a window to see his older male lover. In return Mark Antony had him caught, executed, and his head and hands displayed in Rome -EC

Fascinating I wish I was there to see all the outrageous things people came up with

mysunfreckle replied to your photo “Dgsjhsdjdh I love u both @anoteinpink and @gurguliare. I admit, I ID…”

I think my heart could bear splitting up Jane and Bingley more than splitting up Anne and Wentworth, which is saying something. But I cannot see Jane married to a sailor or soldier. To have to hear about all the wars and see the effects of it on her husbands face. Jane, who goes through the world believing there is no wickedness beyond Wickham’s! No, we can’t do that to her.

It would be really hard splitting up Anne and Wentworth, I admit! They’ve suffered a seperation already! D: 

But yeah… I think it would be a really hard adjustment for Jane, who thinks a man telling outrageous lies about his childhood “cannot possibly be so wicked” to deal with like… full naval broadsides and the Napoleonic Wars. I’ve seen Colonel Fitzwilliam/Jane pairings and just because I know way too effin’ much about the Spanish campaign, I’m always like, “… nope! Nope! Jane couldn’t handle this! Definitely not the sort of gal to be ok with witnessing amputations or seeing the British burn down towns to keep the French from gaining supplies, or the French setting fire to towns to smoke out guerillas, or the guerillas just setting fire to the British or the French, depending on the year!”

(I guess she could just stay safe in London, but like… surely Colonel Fitzwilliam would mention like, ‘oh yeah, I witnessed atrocities!’ at… some point… and I’m not sure Jane would be equipped to deal with that? Or I guess you could just say Colonel Fitzwilliam is part of the Horse Guards and had a desk job and never saw action, which I guess would make the pairing work better?)

Fade Away

Imagine: This little story was based loosely around this imagine from imaginexhobbit.

Word Count: 2,061

A/N: It started out as a story following the imagine above, but it quickly grew very angsty. Also there is a mention of Fading in here, which I’m not sure if all of the readers will know about. So let me explain. Elves typically mate only once with one elf. And if they were to lose that elf, then they will begin to ‘Fade’ away mentally and/or physically. Or at least that’s how I understand it. If anyone else knows different, please feel free to correct me. Anyways, this story kind of progressed past my expectations so please enjoy it. It also can but does not have to be seen as a sequel to this story.


“Y/N.”

No matter how many times someone said your name, or begged you to listen, you would not hear them. Not when they were only going to repeat condolences, or harsh words. Every time someone spoke you heard him again. When he spoke those awful, awful words you had thought it all a mere nightmare. For years you had stood by him, through the battle against the serpents of the North, through his father’s death. But it was all nothing to Th-to your once husband.

Once upon a time, you had been the Queen of Mirkwood with a son and happy life. It had all been yanked out from under your sure feet to leave you on your knees at the feet of the Lord of Rivendell. Years and years you had spent there, avoiding the messengers from your son, who had believed the outrageous lies. How could they believe them?

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noneedforbloodpressure  asked:

Modern AU where Spock is stranded on earth and trying to hide the fact that he's an alien from his housemates, Jim Kirk and Leonard McCoy. Alternatively, AU where Sulu and Chekov's personalities are switched, and Sulu tells outrageous lies about Japan

Spock always wears a hat and Jim thinks he might be secretly bald. Bones keeps leaving Spock flyers on chronic illness and ptsd and blood disorders because Spock is just so odd. Spock keeps making them watch alien documentaries to try and gauge what their reaction would be. 

Sulu actually knows very little about Japan because he grew up in San Francisco, which makes his lies all the more absurd and extreme. He occasionally accidentally gets things right, though. “UFO’s were first seen in Japan.” “Karaoke was invented in Japan.” “Gel pens were invented in Japan.” Uhura hates it, because he’s right but he thinks he’s being sarcastic.

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anonymous asked:

Could you do 14 Tim/Kon/Bart?

14:Kissing booth AU

A Collective Effort

It’s not really a kissing booth.

It’s honestly more of a kissing counter.

Tim and Kon and Bart sit in a row, beaming in a vaguely intimidated way. The sign over their heads reads “WAYNE SCHOLARS FOUNDATION. KISSES $1.50.”

There’s a long line. In fact there are three long lines.

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  • Sherlock: Mary, when I say you deserve this man, it is the most outrageous of lies of which I am capable.
  • Sherlock: We all know he only married you because it was too late to back out, you already knew about it. The only reason he decided to marry at all was because he believed I was dead. Its why he got into a committed relationship in the first place. Why he proposed at such an early date. He thought I was never coming back, so he did the only thing he could think of. Move on. Find someone else.
  • John:
  • Mary:
  • Sherlock: Come on, John. You're not fooling anyone. Certainly not me.