set a course

Wanda kicks absolutely everyone’s ass while barely trying, and the X-Men only retreat because another way X-Men Evo had its head in the game was in making Jean a co-leader with Scott “I HAVE NO CONCEPT OF WHEN TO STOP” Summers. (Which, in a rare act of fairness from me to Scott, is not an issue he really has in his adult incarnations, but which is I think a fair twist on the character as a teenager guy with a fuckton of responsibility on his shoulders, a lot to prove, and a pretty impressive win record.) The team stomp out of the mall, and Cyclops marches past Xavier without a word.

“You know, handling defeat is as much a mark of your character as coming home the victor.”

They all walk past him, silent and walking into the night.

“Apparently, this was a lesson much needed.”

Which is of course set-up for the X-Men to come back and win, but I still love that the team lost handily AND IT WAS  A THING. That the show was specifically drawing a point about how they don’t and can’t always win the day, and how they need to learn to lose just as much as they need to learn to win.

This is particularly poignant as we move into the finale for this season, which was so intense and not really very much about winning in the slightest.

I know I say this every time this show comes up, and I’ll probably say it again today if we get to any more Evo episodes, but this show is just SO SO GOOD. If you’ve never watched it, I really can’t recommend it enough.

Yuri!!! on ICE Conclusion and Opening

Many have been theorizing lately about how Victor’s “Stay Close to me” may come into play again after it’s reference in episode 7.  So I wanted to address something that has been bothering me since the very first episode of Yuri!!! on Ice.  And it’s the VERY FIRST SCENE IN THE ANIME.  This.  If this is going where I think it is going, then this is FUCKING AMAZING.

It always struck me as interesting that before we even see the theme song, we see this:

A young Victor, skating alone in an ice rink.  Yuri’s voice begins: 

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5 Things that Keep us Stuck in Life

1. Believing negative, unproductive and self-defeating thoughts. These include thoughts like “I could never … I’m not good enough to … I don’t deserve to … I’m useless at …”

2. Blaming others. It’s true that other people can have a huge affect on what happens to us, and where we are in life. But we give them too much power if we let them set our course, and see ourselves as victims, and act like we’ve no power.

3. Taking ourselves too seriously. It’s important to work hard and to have integrity – but we also have to laugh and enjoy ourselves as well. Also, decide to let things go, and put up with some mistakes. You’re not a perfect person and, the truth is - that’s OK!

4. Being afraid to take some risks or to live close to the edge. To have an interesting life you must leave your comfort zone and say “yes” to some new chances and opportunities. It will broaden your perspective, reduce anxiety, and provide you with new options and possibilities.

5. Being afraid of change. It doesn’t take much effort to stick with what you know. The unknown can seem daunting as we don’t know where that leads! But we grow as individuals and lead a richer life if we learn to accept changes, instead of being scared.

Now that it’s been a week and a half, I’ve found several ROGUE ONE fics I’ve liked! I’m sort of torn between FIX EVERYTHING and MAKE IT WORSE, but, honestly, that’s pretty par for the Star Wars course. But give me allllll the team fic and complicated, messy heroes! And backstory! All the backstory in the world! (Fic recs every Wednesday.)

STAR WARS - ROGUE ONE RECS:
climb, climb by peradi, jyn & cassian & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 1k
   K-2SO: the droid with existential anxiety and a smart mouth.
Steady as she goes by noelia_g, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 3.5k
   In which they all live and Jyn Erso is on a quest to fix a droid. Rogue One in the aftermath.
Set the Course by noelia_g, cassian/jyn & bodhi, 1.5k
   Post Scarif, the slow way home - a collection of scenes.
in the aeroplane over the sea by quadrille, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & k-2so, 1.5k
   Home is not a place; it’s the people.
day after day by bodhirook, baze/chirrut, ~1k
   “I fear nothing,” Chirrut declares. “All is as the Force wills it.” “Funny, you seemed pretty fearful that time I tapped your shoulder while you were meditating.”
you are one with the force (you are with me) by peradi, baze/chirrut, 1.2k
   Baze Malbus, ferocious young assassin, meets a cocky little blind shit. The rest, as they say, is history.
anything in stars worth saving by with_the_monsters, cassian/jyn, 1.5k
   They miss the part where the Death Star gets blown up. They miss everything, actually, apart from the inside of an imperial cell. And that’s not a thing you just come back from. Not even if you survive Scarif.
What comes after by IaMcHrIsSi, cassian/jyn & baze/chirrut & bodhi & cast, 2.9k
   Jyn and Cassian after everything
love will lead us all to smithereens by poseidon, baze/chirrut, 1.8k
   “I’m going to die in your arms, you know.” “Do you use that line on everyone you come across?” Baze asks. “No,” the man replies with a smile. “Just you.”
Faces by stereobone, baze/chirrut, 3.3k
   This is what Baze learns before Jedha falls.
you were my new home by katsumi, cassian/jyn & k-2so, 4.6k
   Before they can meet with Saw Gerrera, they have to find Saw Gerrera, and that takes time. On the search, Jyn and Cassian grow closer.
A Sun Shines in Parallel by LadyBaelish27, cassian/jyn & baze & chirrut & bodhi & k-2so & anakin & leia & cast, 39.1k wip
   What happens when ‘dead’ isn’t, strictly speaking, ‘dead’? Jyn and Cassian find themselves standing on a peaceful beach with no trace of a battle, a base, a war. Then they find K-2SO… and Chirrut Imwe… and Baze Malbus… and suddenly the very definitions of time and space become completely muddled.
Footfalls by GreyMichaela, baze/chirrut, ~1k
   There are mysteries about Baze that Chirrut wants to solve.

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The fact that Donald trump is telling scientific organizations that they can't talk about climate change because he personally doesn't believe in it

Is fucking terrifying.

Even if it were BERNIE SANDERS in office, the nicest least corporate politician in America, I would not be down with this.

This gag order and freezing of federal grants for research into climate change should fucking chill you to the bone.

It should make you mourn for the loss of your planet and your government dedicated to serving you, the people.

I’m just…disgusted.

He hasn’t even been president for a week and he’s setting us on a fast course to environmental devastation and corporate oligarchal rule.

Bernie I’m so sorry.

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When they reached the beach itself, Cassian struggled with his footing in the sand. He dropped to both knees and Jyn crouched beside him. They’d gone far enough, she decided; a breeze was clearing the air of ash and smoke, and they could no longer hear shouting. For an instant, Jyn looked up, expecting against reason to see the glimmering of the rebel fleet among the stars. 

But of course she couldn’t see anything -the sky was blue and bright, and the only artificial construct in sight was the battle station.

In all likelihood, the rebels had already fled, setting course away from Scarif the moment they’d received her transmission. Instead she looked to Cassian.

“I’m glad you came,” she said. 

When the words finally touched him, he gently smiled and took her hand. She entwined her fingers with his so that they didn’t drop away. 

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10 Male Fictional Characters I’d Marry in a Heartbeat

No. 6: Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

the fact that they give us these breadcrumbs to try to ~tell a story~ like now that James has followed Eleanor, we’re probably supposed to believe that Louis gushed about his reawakened love with Eleanor to James the other night when he was at the Late Late Show set and James, of course, felt compelled to follow Eleanor days later, the same day Eleanor finally followed Louis back

it’s so ????? fucking ????? fake ????? and i know we say that over and over but like HOLY SHITTTTT it is so fucking fake

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Hey Animal Crossing Mayors. With all the hype over the New Leaf update, I wanted to let you all know that all of my Animal Crossing stationery is currently on sale until Nov 19th! So if you’ve been itching to write real life letters or want a geeky gift for the holidays, now is a great time to buy.

And I have lots of options from 55 Card and Envelope Sets, to Gift Box and Envelope Sets, to just 10 Card and Envelope sets. And of course, a whole variety of 10 card packs or custom sets for all your different letter needs.

Check it all out at Crafted With Zeal on Etsy!

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Captain Cobra Swan + Hogwarts Houses

For my Captain Cobra Swan Secret Santa Giftee @cocohook38 <3