No scene between two people in the history of television or cinema has or will ever be as pure, tender, organic and raw as the scenes shared by Colin Morgan and Bradley James in that last episode of BBC’s Merlin.
the man who beat shinsuke nakamura for the nxt championship and gave nakamura his FIRST official loss, the man who is the first TWO-TIME nxt champion, the man who took seth rollins out last week… CANNOT beat roman reigns clean in his first in-ring debut?!
One day, when we are all old and moving on with our lives, the news is going to come and throw us twenty years into the past. Our past. Things we have forgotten will suddenly become vivid memories- The password to that Tumblr account, the skype friends, the head canons, the fanfiction..
When the news comes, you’ll be with your kids, and you’ll cry harder than you have in your entire life. Because while you are mourning the author, you are also mourning a part of your soul, the part that misses the world you created for yourself around these books, like the writing and the friendships and how raw every single emotion felt because these books taught you how to feel like a part something, because we were a family. And we still are.
When the news comes, you’ll leave the room, your confused children following you to make sure you’re okay. You’ll go into your attic, where there’s a box with everything Potter related that got sealed away for convenience. It’ll now have a permanent spot in your home.
You pick your house scarf out of the box and wrap it round your neck and you smile through the tears. You hand your kids jumpers with the crest on them and tell them to put them on, before taking the books that made you who you are today and telling your kids that “it’s time for a story” and as you retell the story for the thousandth time, you fall in love with the characters all over again and pass on this feeling to your children. You pass on the legacy.
That night, you let out one more tear and a smile and say your final goodbyes to Joanne Rowling, the woman who wrote. You sleep comforted with the thought that she’s with Lupin and Tonks, Lily and James, Sirius and Fred. And that night? You are not alone, because thousands of adults cry together, holding the same nine words close to their hearts.
“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home”
the one thing I hate about loving junior hockey, every single year, is the raw pain and devastation on the losing team. whether it’s in the memorial cup final, in a league final, or even in the memorial cup semifinals, there’s always only going to be one winner.
hats off to the windsor spitfires. you guys played a hell of a series and were just as deserving champions. honestly? they were the better team. the best team in the tournament. and they all deserve to be champions tonight, and forever.
and to my dear, darling otters, you cannot be ashamed of how you played. you fought. you battled. you pulled ahead. sometimes the better team wins, and sometimes it can’t be you. you’ll always think what if. what if alex hadn’t hit that post in the dying minutes. what if you hadn’t taken so many penalties. what if you hadn’t given up the lead. I can’t imagine what you are all going through right now. but know this, that you are all going to be better off for having gone through this, and you’ve made 23 new brothers and bonds for life. thank you guys for making this season one for the memory books.
If you haven’t heard of Kaleo yet, then rest assured you’re bound to encounter their music plentifully in the near future. The four piece hail from the gorgeous country known as Iceland, and they bring with them a stirring fusion of blues, folk, country, and rock. I Can’t Go On Without You is Kaleo’s latest single, a raw beauty that blends rustic guitar strums with orchestral strings. The intimate song is thoroughly mesmerizing, its heartfelt, aching vocals cracking with endless despair. The single is available now on iTunes.
SURPRISE TWO TWO TWO TWO YAAAAAAAAY I need to break my two record… Maybe that’ll happen today… Maybe… (Also advice, never ask Laura for pictures of Braun BECAUSE SHE HAS AN ENDLESS SUPPLY AND IS STILL SENDING ME PICS AS I POST THIS OMG I love you bb @hardcorewwetrash)
Look how cute omg LIKE I BET HE IS FRIENDS WITH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HIS RAW COWORKERS, FIGHT ME ON THIS OKAY HE IS THE SWEET CUDDLE BEAR OF RAW. (also Charlotte, where can I get those leggings?)
Oh yah, in case you guys weren’t aware. BRAUN WAS ONE OF THE ROSEBUDS
Look how cute omg SEE OKAY HE IS A REAL MAN, LOOK AT HIM WEARING A PINK TANK TOP AND BRIGHT BLUE SHORTS, Also me bc shoving pirate’s booty into the food hole.
WHY IS BRAUN LOOKING AT HIM SO ANGRILY LIKE THAT WHEN THE DUDE IS JUS LIKE “okie buddy, still can’t sell you grapes, we don’t have any.”
LIFT. MY. ASS. UP. A. WALL. NEXT. DADDY.
Yeah okay those scratches are impressive, but I can do better.
in case y’all didn’t kNOW HE CALLS HIS TRUC K WHITE LIGHTNING AS IF HE COULDN’T GET MORE ADORABLE, WELL HERE HE IS, TAKING A SELFIE OF HIM WITH HIS TRUCK AND THE SUNSET I’M.
BLACK AND WHITE BABY, HONESTLY HOW GOOD DOES HE LOOK AND SOTALL.
Look at lil baby Braun in HIS LIL BOOT CUT JEANS I AM CRYING THIS IS SO GOOD. AND HIS LIL BUN, LIL BABY BUN I AM SO EMOTIONAL
LOOK AT HIS HANDS. THEN LOOK AT HIS ARM VEINS. THEN LOOK AT HIS NIPPLE PIECING. THEN LOOK AT THE V. THEN LOOK AT HOW THICK HIS FINGERS ARE. THEN GO FIND A CORNER TO SCREAM OUT YOUR SEXUAL FRUSTRATION.
SWEATY MUSIC NIPPLE RING BEARD BABY like omg you can SEE THE LIL CHEST FUZZIES I AM UPSET
Ya know what, same, sometimes you just gotta lay out on a trampoline shirtless, making the world cry because nipple piercings.
HUGE ASS BEAR HELL YEAH, ALRIHGT. Except beer is awful omg I’m sorry, I’LL BE THE ONE TO SAY IT, BEER TASTES AWFUL AND YOU ARE FOOLING YOURSELF IF YOU SAY IT TASTES GOOD, IT TASTES LIKE SAD AND THE COLOR ORANGE OKAY BEER IS EQUIVALENT TO WHAT THE COLOR ORANGE TASTES LIKE.
OKAY BUT HE PROBABLY HAD SO MUCH FUN AT DISNEY WORLD AND PEOPLE WERE PROB LIKE “wtf who forced this giant man here,” BUT LITTLE DO YOU KNOW, HE WANTED TO BE THERE SO HARD, SOMEONE GET HIM THE MICKEY EARS PLEASE FOR MY HEALTH.
This picture has killed me and I’m honestly surprised Laura didn’t send this to me LIKE HHE LOOKS SO GOOD HERE SERVING LOOKS ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE WHAT THE HELL. YOU CAN SEE HIS NIPPLE NOPPLE POKING OUT AND HIS BICEP IS HUGE AND SWEATY AND LOOK HOW FUCKING HUGE HIS HANDS ARE COMPARED TO HIS PHONE LIKE HE COULD PROBABLY CRUSH IT WITH NO ISSUES OKAY LIKE GET YOU A MAN THAT CAN CRUSH A PHONE WITH HIS BARE HANDS THAT IS ALL THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO MY SCREAIMNG
This dork, I swear. How is he this cute?
THIS PICTUER IS THE MOST HILARIOUS THING EVER OKAY DON’T FIGHT ME BECAUSE THESE BIG HUGE WRESTLERS ON THIESE LIL “toot toot go karts” AND I A M CRYING
Finn looks so smol compared to these two and honestly HOW HILARIOUS IS THIS I LOVE IT.
Lil cutie in his sk8tr boi sun glasses, honestly how adorable.
They’re all honestly adorable just standing there LIKE CAN YOU BELIEVE BRAUN IS TILTING HIS HEAD LIKE ONE OF THOSE CONFUSED LIL PUPPERS, YA KNOW HOLD UP LEMME JUST
LIKE LOOK OKAY HE LOOKS LIKE THIS PUPPY I AM SO HAPPY I AM LEGIT CRYING IA M SORRY
Honestly why is this me HE SATARTS OFF BY LOOKING DOWN FIRST, LIKE SAME, CHECK OUT THE PACKAEGE FIRST.
So not as flushed out as I thought it was going to be ( I was expecting one more episode) but still a pretty solid way to wrap up this mini Gaiden arc that they had going. If someone had never watched the Saiyuki Gaiden OVA or just needed a refresher, this episode does the job. They hit most of the major moments that one would need to know about the Gaiden story (how and why the 4 become “traitors of Heaven”, The Promise that they make to each other, the deaths of Kenren, Tenpou, and Konzen, as well as Konzen’s promise to reach out his hand first next time he finds Goku) despite it being a slightly rushed ending. And while there are many things I can talk about in depth, I want to focus on one character for a moment: Kanzeon Bosatsu.
I love how we get to see how much of a badass Kanzeon Bosatsu is! Like she can take down Seiten Taisei without breaking a sweat! She commanding and wise, but also understanding. It makes perfect sense why she hold a high rank in the Heavens.
The scene with Kanzeon Bosatsu and Goku gets to me every! single! time! The raw emotion that Kanzeon Bosatsu displays as she’s trying to motive Goku after Konzen’s death, it just moves me. She very empathetic to his pain and grief… And just cradles this broken child in her arms while she comforts him. I mean look at her..
She is so deserving of her title as Bodhisattva, and I really want more of Kanzeon Bosatsu in the future.
Overall, did this episode still have me crying in the end? Despite knowing exactly how it will end… You bet your ass it did!
Salt Lake City duo Oh, Be Clever premiered a new ballad, an emotion packed power punch of a tune named My Chest. It’s one of those affecting songs that create a bittersweet taste in the back of the mouth, a burning sensation in the heart, and feeling of something stuck in your throat. And no, I’m not talking about acid reflux. I’m talking about heartache, and it’s oddly so satisfying and wonderful. My Chest is a raw, magnificent single.