so i finally made this thing

i want to make a list of movies/books/etc where a major plot point is “mom helps daughter kill a man who hurt her, or at the very least helps her hide the body” but in general that is never what the actual plot is about, so it’s huge spoilers, which is ACTUALLY KINDA WEIRD now that i am thinking about it. with dad movies it’s the whole plot of the things, SOMEONE HURT HIS DAUGHTER AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA PAY

but i read a book once that was entirely about a girl going back to her hometown after twenty years and trying to reconcile with her mother after The Incident. then they finally reveal 80% of the way through the book that The Incident was that protag thought she’d killed her date rapist and had been scared to come back because she’d somehow made it twenty years without consequences, but actually she’d only seriously injured her date rapist. protag’s mom had found the guy while looking for her wayward daughter, realized what happened, and ran him over with her truck and buried the body under her garden. she never said anything because of Mom Code.

there was no indication at any point prior to this that this was a book about a murder. it was a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a woman entering her middle years learning to better understand her mother. that just happened to include covering up a murder. protag thought her mom was just an obsessive gardener.

anonymous asked:

Hi!! I sent this as anon yesterday but I don't think it sent through :( Anyways, I'm doing a project for school on Stevie and I'm soo excited, but I need help with just one thing. In what ways did Stevie impact society throughout her career? Because this is school and she's a rock and roll artist I can't just say, oh, she sold millions of records. I need legit things on how society bettered itself because of her. If you could be of any help, thank you so much!

Hey anon, I did get your message yesterday but I was at work. When I finally made it home, I was so exhausted that I couldn’t even think, so I was going to reply today. I’m sorry about that. 

I am very flattered that you want my help and I’m going to try my best to answer your question but there are some things I want you to know first. As you may know if you follow this blog, I am Brazilian, so I don’t have the same perspective as Americans (I’m assuming you’re American) do, also, I am not very good with words (especially in English), so it may be a little disappointing. I strongly suggest reading all the Inspirer magazine pieces on Stevie; not only they are great writers but they write about Stevie with more knowledge that anyone else could. I also suggest you read @carriewintour‘s pieces on Stevie, here are some of them: X, X, X, X.

I think “oh, she sold millions of records” can be a legit argument if you point out that the recording industry and music scenario at the beginning of her career were heavily dominated by men. I may be wrong here, but a successful rock band that had two women in it is a betterment to society if you consider those women were somewhat paving the way to all the female pop stars that would help define the music of the 80s.

One aspect of Stevie’s career that I consider betterment to society is honesty. By using her lyrics to tell the stories of her life, Stevie shows society music can be cathartic and an artist doesn’t have to favor whatever type of writing marks a period in music to be successful. Her music transcends the fads of its time and impacts society by leaving timeless reflections.

Another aspect of Stevie’s career that I consider has an impact on society is style. As an 80s child, I wanted to look like Madonna did then, but as soon as the decade was over, that desire was gone. When Stevie chose not to be a chameleon, she helped create a style that has influenced women and fashion for many decades. I believe there’s a lot to be said about a woman who embodies the concept of timelessness in style. (I personally love it for economic reasons. :D)

Finally, empowerment. It’s no secret many artists cite Stevie as a source of inspiration for multiple reasons, and the empowerment to do whatever it is they want with their art, or to simply go on, is a recurring reason. That impacts society greatly in my opinion, especially when it’s not only artists who draw the same kind of inspiration from her, but everyone who has been touched by her music and personality. If you let her, she will teach you so many important lessons on how to believe in yourself and march on even in the face of adversity. That helps shape people who are kind, perseverant, and driven, isn’t that a gift to society?

As I said at the beginning, I’m sorry if this is disappointing. If other fans offer any input, I’ll edit this post to include it, ok?

Good luck with your project! ♥

@badlydrawnk4kyoin, @occiferhigashikata, @almostdailyjosukes, @doitsunokagakuwasekaichi

((“Hair Peninsula” is my new favorite thing– Occifer!Mun is a host on her college radio show, and her boss referred to his hair as a “hair peninsula”, which made @marinebiologistjotaro and Occifer!Mun audibly lose it. And then he saw a photo of Occifer’s Josuke cosplay on her phone, and referred to his hair as a “hair peninsula”, so that’s what I’m calling pomps from now on.

Also, s/o to Occifer for dedicating a play of “Up On Melancholy Hill” to me yesterday, I missed The Gorillaz so much.

Final three style meme responses will be up soon!))

isharan  asked:

Omg I just caught up on jealous Matt and Hux (part 2). I'd love to read more if you feel inspired!

This is part three, the final segment of this story! You can read part one here and part two here

Matt had made up his mind–he’d tell Techie the truth today. That he was jealous, that it made him jealous when Techie was spending so much time with Kylo Ren, getting devoured and who knew what else–stars, what else had Ren and Techie done? After all, Ren was on a whole other level when it came to most things, so sex was probably no exception. 

Of course, this would be a delicate extraction. If Techie really was Ren’s new plaything, it probably wasn’t going to be so easy to get him away, and who was Matt, anyway, to try and take him? There was the very real risk of Ren simply slicing him in half and keeping Techie for himself without a second thought.

Also, he might want to consider whether or not Techie even wanted to be with him. That wasn’t something they’d exactly discussed yet.

Matt was so lost in thought over the whole matter that he nearly walked directly into General Hux, managing to catch himself before actually colliding with him, thankfully. He scrambled to get out of the way, but Hux called him back. 

“Yes, sir?”

“Are you looking for your friend? The one whose time Ren has decided to monopolize?”

The look on Hux’s face was nothing short of scary. Matt ground his teeth a little bit, deciding how to answer.

“Yes, sir. I, uh. Wanted to talk to him. My friend, not Lord Ren.”

“I see. Has Ren been poaching?”

“Beg your pardon?”

Hux let himself smile just a little bit, and that was somehow even scarier. “It would not surprise me to learn that Ren has stolen someone else’s lover just to satisfy his own voraciousness.” Someone else’s lover who bore a striking resemblance to Hux, a copy, better than nothing. Down to the hair.

“He, um. Isn’t my lover.” The blush stealing across Matt’s neck and cheeks told a different story, no doubt, even though he was telling the truth.

“Isn’t he? I wouldn’t have guessed, from the time the two of you seem to spend together. So long as it doesn’t come in the way of your work, it’s nothing to me. But that friend seems to be getting in the way of Ren’s…work.”

Hux’s jaw tightened. 

“He–I don’t think he wants to offend Ren,” Matt blurted out. 

“It does seem like those who do don’t come out for the better, doesn’t it?” General Hux gave him a long look. For all his research and chatter about Ren, about his powers, his use of the Force, all of that, he hadn’t given Hux a second thought, but now he was beginning to suspect that Hux could see into his head just as well. “I’m not in the habit of being altruistic, but perhaps I can straighten this out for you.”

Before Matt could say anything, he was gone, down the corridor.

Later that evening, Techie knocked on the door of Matt’s closet-sized room and asked if he come in and watch holos, and of course Matt said yes.

He didn’t seem upset in the least, just eager to share the latest. “I guess Ren and Hux are back together? I–it was an exciting thing, but. You know. A little scary, too.”

“Well, Kylo Ren is a very intimidating figure, you know,” Matt said with authority, knowing perfectly well by this point Techie knew much better than he did. 

“Yeah!” Techie nodded. “I mean, he wasn’t rough or anything with me–well–I mean…not any more than I liked–sorry, that’s a lot of information–but I guess there was a lot of pressure, you know, and it’s nicer to have a more low-key thing going on, yeah?”

Matt swallowed hard. “Y-yeah. Definitely.”

“I mean, it’s just. Nicer sometimes. To just hang out with someone nice.” He looked over. “You know? Just less drama. Less jealousy. Thank kind of thing.”

“Oh, of course.”

There was a moment of quiet.

“Matt,” Techie said, finally. “I’m. Uh. Flirting with you.”

“Yeah?” He couldn’t believe how much his voice went up at the end of a single-syllable word, but Techie just smiled.

“Yeah.”

“So much of my life,” Brennan confesses to her husband in his office, “my intelligence is all I’ve had. I may not have had a family, but I understood things that nobody else could. My brain, the way I think, is who I am. Who I was… I mean, if the thing that made me me is gone, who am I?”

This is where the whole idea behind this episode starts falling into place: The last story Bones wants to tell is the story of who Brennan is. It’s a parallel to the first season finale, when she learned that her parents weren’t who she thought she was; her birth name wasn’t even Temperance Brennan. As she recited her name to herself, Booth came up behind her: “I know who you are.” Now, he sits down with his wife to remind her that’s still true.

“You’re the woman I love,” Booth says. “You’re the one who kissed me outside of a pool house when it was pouring rain, took me to shoot tommy guns on Valentine’s Day. That’s who you are. You’re the one who proposed to me with a stick of beef jerky in her hand even though you’re a vegetarian. You’re the Roxie to my Tony. You’re the Wanda to my Buck. Who else is gonna sing ‘Hot Blooded’ with me? And besides, we are way better than Mulder and Scully.”

EW - Kelly Connolly (Bones 12x12)

http://ew.com/recap/bones-series-finale/ 

Yeah, I know, I started a new hairstyle, AGAIN. I wasn’t satisfied with the other ones, so I re-made my very first idea. I have to add some things and do the final touch. But yeah, I may finish this next month (I’m still very lazy with hairmeshes, I’m sorry). This time, I won’t change my mind again lmao…

And biiig thanks to @remussims for lending me the hairtexture, it is a big help!

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when will he stop

NEWT!!

Okay I had this sitting about since December. I should have shared it sooner but well. I love this movie so much it reminded me why I do what I do

I think the worst thing that fandom culture and the increasing acknowledgement of fandom culture from creators has wrought is this

incredible amount of entitlement that people in said fandoms get like

just because creators know something is a thing in a fandom doesn’t mean they have to do it or else they hate their fans. It’s a consistent thing I’m seeing more and more in fandoms and it’s getting worse. Like all the steven universe garbage that’s happened over that show’s run and now overwatch like

people are wishing other people dead because a robot ninja and an angel woman are dating. and there are people who are legit horrified at the sheer concept of characters being straight and I’m just sat here wondering how they can possibly tolerate real life.

the fact that people get so entrenched in what they perceive as author approval when their ships and headcanons aren’t immediately shut down, despite said author interacting with the fanbase, that their mental health deteriorates when something contradictory is even hinted at is just sickening like

I just went on twitter and saw people legitimately wanting to kill a man on the overwatch team because of gency and like

its. not. yours.

you do not own overwatch. you do not own steven universe. you do not own anything you’re fandoming so hard over. rebecca sugar could tomorrow have pearl confess her love to renaldo and the overwatch team could make torbjornXpharah and both of them would be canon because it’s THEIR CREATION AND THEY DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY get to decide what to do with it. Not you. It is NOT YOURS.

I absolutely think fandom/tumblr culture has led to more death threats and harassment than any other thing on the internet and I think if creators want to avoid it, the best way is to just stop acknowledging the fandoms. Because they’ll twist whatever they can get their filthy hands on so they can shit on other people and never feel remorse or grow as people because they’re doing it to be “progressive”

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video games + colours:  uncharted 4: a thief’s end

yeah, well, you know, as thrilling as the next adventure might be, in the end… you’re always left with that same feeling. sometimes you gotta… choose what you’re gonna keep and… and what you’re gonna let go.

Unanswered question?  …He stabs it.  |  S04E03 The Final Problem


John is so interesting in this scene.

“Let me hold this thing that distresses you, so that you can stab a knife into it, inches from my hand.”  So much trust, not to mention how close they must be standing for this.

Certainly closer than the latter shots imply.  It’s surprisingly sweet, for a violent moment!

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A very quick Swootie drawn for a friend of mine. Guy’s in broadcast journalism and is making his documentary project on me and my art stuff, so I made a time lapse of this drawing that will be the opening title sequence. I’m expecting some grade A self inflicted cringe on the final product of this thing but hey it’ll be fun right?

Anyways, thought you guys might like to see this one despite it being pretty well standardized. Back to convention prep

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This art is for an active charity project. DO NOT REPOST (reblogs ok) 

I can finally share this piece with you guys (my piece from the zine–the back cover). I also did the front cover and quote pages (with @hchano‘s help – LOVE YOU, BAE).

A Little Light is a digital Miraculous Ladybug charity zine to benefit the victims of Hurricane Matthew. The zine includes art, fanfics, and cosplay. Zine orders will be open until Feb. 1. 

Orders  –  Participants  –  Previews  –  Info

PS because I just have to say it again: thank you SO MUCH to everyone who made this project possible. This fandom is seriously the best (up to the test when things go wrong).

Front cover and quote page below the cut:

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I was going to write a thing about male characters in ATLA getting more protective hugs than their female counterparts, like how Hakoda hugs Sokka in “Bato of the Water Tribe”:

And how Iroh first hugs Zuko in the finale:

But I feel like I might be wrong, and speaking too soon since I haven’t finished the series and made all my screenshots yet, given how we still get hugs like:

So, I think a more reasonable think to say would be that the Avatar franchise isn’t afraid of showing male characters showing emotion, or being affectionate–whether that feeling be platonic, familial, or romantic. 

I’m not sure how else to word it, but I really like that breaking of traditional gender norms because in any other show, characters like Sokka and Zuko would be considered too old to cry, or too old to receive the sort of protective hug that their father figures give them. 

That, or it would be considered unmanly. 

So, I like how Avatar moves beyond that, showing that we’re all prone to these emotions, and its totally ok to have them. 

30 day challenge day 22: character I relate to most

Daishou is the most relatable character for me, not only because he is openly flawed but because he managed to say things that really resonated with me. I mean finally having a villain that people couldn’t turn into a soft precious baby  and outright erase his flaws was so refreshing. Idk man I relate more to heavily flawed characters than I do to the ones that are made to be “perfect”. I’m petty, I’m jealous, I’d do anything to win and I’m glad there’s finally a character that is just as shamelessly imperfect.

OH LORD I MADE IT.
All sewn elements are DONE. Finally.
Only two things left: stylize wig and attach goggles (finished earlier) to its base.
I’m proud and so… so tired.
I didn’t have time for this cosplay, that’s why i was fighting with it since august last year!

(In all this layers I feel like warrior in armor…)
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