a while ago I saw a post that pointed out that Snape would have treated Harry differently if he had been a girl and looked like Lily and I’m so horrified at the truth in that statement that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it
First marriage had to overcome fiancees parent’s unhappiness with their daughter marrying a Roman Catholic (which they did)
His wife and baby daughter died, and both sons were injured in a crash just weeks after he was elected senator - an election in which he was the underdog, and his campaign was mostly managed by his family with little funding (1972)
Wanted to resign in order to care for his sons
For his boys’ sake he commuted an hour and a half each morning and evening to Washington DC so he could see them everyday
Hosted barbecues and christmas dinner annually for Amtrak crews
Amtrak crews would sometimes hold the last train for a few minutes so he could catch it
Never works on December 18th, the day his wife and daughter died
after his first election as U.S. senator for Delaware he was re-elected 6 times - usually with around 60% of the vote
May 1999 he set the mark for the youngest senator to cast 10,000 votes
Ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the senate
Was banned in 2008 from receiving Holy Communion by the bishop of his original hometown, Scranton, because of his support for abortion rights
Was caught on microphone telling Obama that signing the ACA was “a big fucking deal” during live broadcasts
Obama’s daughter Sasha and Biden’s granddaughter Maisy attended the same school together, which helped form the obama-biden friendship
Biden’s friendships on the senate floor were often instrumental in passing major legislation
In 2015 he reduced his schedule to spend more time with his son Beau, who was fighting and later died from brain cancer
One of only 4 recipients from the last 4 presidents to receive the presidential medal of freedom with distinction
Dr Jill Biden, his wife, is one of only 2 second ladies to continue her day job - teaching at Northern Virginia Community College - and is founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative (an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer with young women in Delaware)
So last month we had the Yuri on Stage craze along with OVERCOME CHIHOKO, BUTT-NAKED VICTOR “IM EXTRA DONT FCKING TOUCH ME ILL BE AT THE TOP OF THE CASTLE” NIKIFOROV, AND YURI “I LOVE MY EXTRA HUSBAND SO ILL BE DOING THE SAME” KATSUKI.
And now they give us the freaking wttm pv and otayuri manga with UNBELIEVABLY HOT OTABEK “YOUR DADDY” ALTIN AND YURI “MY DISGUSTING DADS WERE SO FCKIN GAY, I HAVE TO OUTGAY THEM” PLISETSKY
You’re never too broken to not be used by God. You’re never too dirty to be loved by God. You’ll never make enough mistakes to make God turn His back on you.
You are not powerful enough to ruin God’s plans for you.
It’s never too late to offer God your heart (even if it’s beating a little slower than you’d like it to.)
If you are breathing you have a purpose. There is someone out there who needs to hear the words you have to speak. There is someone out there who needs that hug you have to give. There is someone out there who needs to see your scars.
There is someone out there who needs you, plain and simple.
You have been given a life for a reason: you were knitted together for a purpose.
Even the darkest nights turn into morning. Don’t let your pain overshadow your future.
Perhaps you were created for such a time as this. Esther 4:14
Don’t let your fear hold you captive. Don’t let your shame chain you. Don’t let your shame fool you. Don’t let your guilt trap you. Don’t let your doubt control you.
Tell your demons to get lost. You have work to do.
“They had you wrapped up like a present yesterday. Like you were his reward.”
Remember Feyre’s response? “So?”
Remember how angry Rhys was at the response? I can agree with him.
Because Feyre was so sick that she honestly didn’t care that Tamlin practically owned her. She didn’t care that she was his goddamn REWARD, as if he had done some heroic thing. As if he hadn’t sat and watched while Feyre faced trials and was dying in the dungeons. She hated herself so much and was so reliant on Tamlin and Ianthe that Tamlin could’ve hit her and raped her and done whatever else to her, and she probably would have fought back the first few times, but would stop fighting after a while.
So some people say there’s nothing wrong with her response. I say that EVERYTHING was wrong with her response.
And you know what? Here’s another reason I love Rhysand: he brought back that fight in her. Even the first time she came to the Night Court, she fought him because she loathed him. She gained her power back slowly because he helped her realize she never lost it in the first place. And when she grew to like him, that fight didn’t fade. In fact, it thrived. She healed because Rhys helped her understand she was sick. And when she wasn’t sick anymore, and was able to see that she’d been wrong, he stayed with her. Bonded with her. Loved her. Tamlin hated the fight in Feyre and wanted to stop it; Rhys embraced that flame and fanned it to make it grow.
And you know what? If Feyre looked back now and remembered saying “So?” in response to Rhys’ observation, I’m sure she’d be horrified about it.
Her strength is the most imspiring thing in the whole ACOTAR series to me. Yes, the whole “Court of Dreams” thing is wonderful, and having friends as amazing as the Inner Circle is cool, too, but nothing is as awesome (and I mean “awesome” in the old way, not the new) as seeing Feyre overcome her demons, love herself, and become such a strong figure. I aspire to be like her one day. So thank you, Sarah J. Maas, because you did more for me through your stories than most ever would’ve bothered to in real life.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” - Alice Walker