so if have no idea what he's talking about -.-

anonymous asked:

who is the SMOL? is it Jeremy or ray? i actually dont know who is the ultimate smol

Ryan: Well, it really all comes down on how you really define the word “smol” to be completely honest.

Ryan: If you were only counting height, then Jeremy would definitely be the smallest. But he makes up for his shortness with his muscles.

Ryan: Ray might be all lean muscle, but he’s still pretty scrawny so Jeremy has him beat there. As for who wins? It appears we’re at an impasse.

Ray: We’re not at an impasse, you just have no idea what the fuck you’re talking about.

Jeremy: See, this is where that trench coat idea would have been super helpful because the two of us could have just combined into a single, all-powerful crew member who beat Ryan in height.

I love how J said only he knows what D is going through.  In regards to the 50 movie, I’m pretty sure her Mom and Grandma have a good idea what she’s going through too, so him using that word only speaks volumes.  I love how he uses present tense too, not just here, but whenever he talks about her.  It’s clear their relationship is deep.

anonymous asked:

I've just discovered your single dad shiro au and it's brilliant! If I may, I'd like to ask how Shiro would react to Keith's birth parents trying to come back into Keith's life or even trying to regain custody

Hello there nonny! Welcome to the world that is the Single Dad Shiro AU! I hope you’re enjoying your stay at the fluffy resort! Thank you so much and I’m glad to hear you enjoying it! What a great ask. Wow, I had like so many different ideas and ways that this could go but I decided to pick one and write this, but I could talk about the idea of Keith’s parents trying to get him back or meeting him ALL DAY. So hopefully you enjoy this little oneshot! Enjoy!

x.V.x

                 Shiro almost passed out.

                 Almost.

                 But he didn’t.  So Shiro counted this as a win, considering the situation. Passing out would have probably been an appropriate response in this circumstance but probably not the best one. No, probably not especially with Keith just in the other room waiting for him.

                 “I’m sorry. I don’t think I heard you right. Could you repeat yourself?” Shiro blinked once, twice, even three times at the social worker in front of him. Bless her heart, because Shiro had asked this question at least five times already today. She smiled back at Shiro with a gentle aura around her. Unfortunately, she had dealt with this issue several times before and knew how to be patient with some parents.

                 “It’s alright. I understand that this must be difficult for you to hear.” Jenna replied softly, giving Shiro a gentle tap on his hand. “This is something that has been known to happen in the past, but even I admit that these circumstances are different. As you are aware, Keith was taken to the orphanage at a very young age, six months. You adopted him only a month after his arrival – something that almost never happens.” There was a twinkle in Jenna’s eyes as she recalled the day of Keith’s adoption. Sure, officially and legally it had taken almost two years, but the day Shiro came to Korea and saw Keith was a day she’d never forget.

                 “Now, by law all rights go to you once Keith is legally yours, his biological and birth parents have no say in his life anymore. Really, the day Keith became a citizen here was enough to stop his parents from having any legal rights to him, but just to be safe, after the two years he lived under your care, he is your son.”

                 “He is.” Shiro repeated. Jenna smiled sympathetically.

                 “Of course. It’s quite obvious how much you love Keith and how much he loves you. There’s no doubt.” Jenna continued, cautious of Shiro’s reaction. “However, it appears that Keith’s birth mother has attempted to contact our orphanage in Korea.”

                 “After almost seven years?” Shiro was trying to stay calm, he really was, but he was more confused than ever. He couldn’t understand why Keith’s mother attempted to get in touch with them after so long. It wasn’t normal to Shiro.

                 “Yes, it’s a bit strange.” Jenna admitted with a nod. “They’ve talked to her and she didn’t say much except for asking to speak to Akira.” Shiro felt his blood run cold at the mention of Keith’s first name. His mother had no idea how much Keith had changed.

                 How much his son had changed.

                 “They explained the situation to his mother and once she learned that Keith was no longer even in the country, she ceased all conversation, and we haven’t heard from her since then.” Jenna continued to explain. Shiro swallowed, listening as he heard Keith shout something at Lance. Most likely challenging him to some sort of competition.

                 “However, the situation has changed since she has somehow managed to contact you.”

                 Ah yes. The million-dollar response.

                 It all began over two weeks ago when Shiro received a phone call from some woman from Korea, speaking over a hundred miles an hour. Shiro was well verse in the language after learning all he could, to teach Keith as he got older about his own culture, so he was easily able to understand her. Though, as soon as she asked for Akira, Shiro was slightly ashamed to admit that he’d hung up the phone faster than he could blink before throwing it on the floor, as if it were made of hot iron.

                 Keith was confused for weeks why his dad had thrown the phone on the floor.

                 Then for two weeks straight, the same woman continued to call his house phone and even managed to somehow get Shiro’s cellphone number. For days Shiro continued to ignore her messages, hang up on her or tried to block her number. However, when Keith had answered the phone one day and came screaming and crying to Shiro about some woman yelling on the phone for Akira, Shiro had enough and the authorities were called.

                 Which was the reason why Keith’s social worker and police were in his house right now. While Keith, Lance, Hunk and Pidge were playing in the next room.

                 “Yeah.” Shiro finally sighed. He’d had this terrible feeling in his stomach, twisting and churning. Telling him that this woman must have known Keith. It was too much of a coincidence for her not to have.

                 Especially a month before Keith’s birthday.

                 “Can you tell me what she wants?” Shiro knew this wasn’t what he should have asked. He knew he shouldn’t get involved and should just let the authorities deal with this woman. However, there was a teeny, tiny part of Shiro that worried for Keith. What if he wanted to meet her?

                 “From all that we can gather from her, she simply wants to take Keith back to Korea with her.” Jenna sighed while the officer in the room nodded gruffly. He was an old friend of Shiro’s and quickly took the case when Shiro needed the help. He, of course, was none too happy about the situation at all.

                 Shiro’s jaw almost dropped.

                 “Oh no! She can’t do that! I wouldn’t worry about that Shiro. You and Keith are both protected not only by our laws and jurisdiction but also by Korean laws.” Jenna attempted to soothe her client, thinking that he was upset about that part of the situation.

                 “No, I’m not worried about that. Trust me, I’d drop dead before I had to give Keith away again. He’s my son, now and forever.” Shiro shrugged Jenna’s reassurance off. He wasn’t worried at all about this woman trying to take Keith away, because there was no way in hell that he’d let that happen. Ever.

                 “I just, I don’t understand why it’s taken her almost seven years to contact her son. I thought she gave him up?” Shiro sighed tiredly, wishing that this whole fiasco could just be something that could be swept under the rug. He wanted this mess to go away. He didn’t want Keith to be hesitant to answer the phone anymore. He didn’t want to have to change his numbers again and make Keith memorize them.

                 He wanted it to end.

                 “Shiro,” Jenna began slowly with a labored sigh and Shiro tensed. That was never a good thing. “Remember when I told you that Keith’s life was not the best beforehand?”

                 Shiro nodded. He remembered the woman at Keith’s orphanage mentioning that Keith’s life had been rough already despite only being months old. “I figure so. I mean, it’s not easy being orphaned at when you haven’t even had your first birthday.”

                 “Yes.” Jenna nodded in agreement, but the unsure look in her eyes kept Shiro from saying anymore. It was as if she were hiding something from Shiro – that there was more to this than Shiro had been told. “Shiro, Keith’s mother never actually gave him up at the steps of the orphanage. Keith was removed from his home.”

                 Shiro’s heart skipped a beat.

                 “What?”

                 “Keith was removed from his mother’s hut just one month before you adopted him. He was removed on several accounts from neighbors to authorities, all worried for the safety of this baby.” Jenna explained slowly, watching every slight twitch of Shiro’s face to indicate this was getting to be too much for him. To his credit, Shiro’s eyes only widened a fraction of a centimeter. “Keith was removed on accounts of child neglect and abandonment, and the possibility of child endangerment.

                 “See, apparently Keith’s mother was never home but Keith was. Meaning he went days by himself, unable to feed himself or even drink.” Shiro’s throat tightened and his stomach churned at the thought of his baby, his baby, suffering so much already. “He was a baby, so of course he couldn’t feed himself, drink, change himself or do anything but cry. The neighbors told authorities about how they would hear the baby cry every day, but his mother never came home until late at night.

                 “Authorities went to check on the situation and Keith was removed when the baby was found with a burning fire still going, not two feet away from where he laid, malnourished and severly dehydrated.” Jenna sighed wistfully. She gently pushed a box of tissues towards Shiro, who was becoming more emotional by the second despite his attempts to not be.

                 “His mother was informed of the situation, put up a minimal fight for a week and then we never heard from her again. She packed up and left without a word about her son.” Shiro unconsciously clenched his hands into fists at this information, and his lips curled back in a growl. Jenna smiled softly at the display. “Thankfully, while this was a tragic beginning for Keith, I like to think of it as a blessing.”

                 Shiro blinked.

                 “Otherwise, he would have never met you a month later.” Jenna grinned when a slight blush dusted over Shiro’s cheek and a gentle smile graced his face. “Shiro, you are the best person for Keith without a doubt, and while I cannot be positive, I can be pretty sure that Keith’s life is a hundred times better with you than it would have been with his birth mother.”

                 “So, why would she try to contact me? Doesn’t she know that there’s nothing to be done?” Shiro asked with a deep breath. He had to remain calm and deal with the situation. In the other room, Shiro heard Keith shriek with laughter as Hunk said something and the smile on his face grew.

                 “She claims to have changed. At least, that’s what she is saying.” Jenna shrugged with a tired sigh. “Shiro, I wouldn’t worry about her. She was unfit as a mother and right now, you’re what Keith needs not her. The real question is what you’d like to do? The officers here are willing to work with Korean officials to press charges if that’s what you’d like?”

                 Honestly, Shiro wanted this woman out of his life. Forever.

                 He didn’t want Keith to ever be near her again, after hearing what she’d done. He wanted her to hurt in the way that Keith had – back then and now. But the small doubtful part of his brain was stopping him from saying anything just let.

                 “Let me…let me sleep on it. Figure out what to do.” Shiro whispered with a wince, ignoring the sympathetic looks from Jenna and his friend. Jenna nodded, already collecting her paperwork. Shiro, the ever gentleman, showed Jenna and the officer to the door and wishing them goodbye. He stood for a few minutes in silence, observing the closed door before he heard the sound of several tiny feet padding across the floor.

                 Then there was a small tug on his prosthetic arm, and Shiro looked down to see Keith (his Keith) staring up at him with big eyes.

                 “Will you come play with us Daddy?” Keith asked. Looking around, Shiro saw the hopeful expressions on the other three children in the room. He took a deep breath, pushing aside his worries and stress for the moment, before grinning.

                 “Alright. What’re we playing?”

                 For now, Shiro just wanted to focus on his son and his friends, rather than worry about the deep question burning inside him.

                 What if Keith wanted to go back to his mom?

x.V.x

                 “Tired buddy?” Shiro asked softly, with Keith in one of his arms. The prosthetic was already off and lying near his dresser, leaving Shiro with one arm less to carry Keith. Keith didn’t mind though, from where he was snuggled up against Shiro’s chest and giving the limb a kiss.

                 Keith nodded with a wide yawn, that made his jaw bones pop.

                 “Lance is tiresome.”

                 “I bet. He has more energy than the three of you combine.” Shiro chuckled, enjoying the moment of peace. He was quiet, just sitting on the couch with Keith in his arms. But his thoughts were loud and annoying; constantly growing in his mind. Despite his attempts to ignore the earlier conversation, Shiro couldn’t just drop everything from his mind. Instead he left it alone and let it fester until it was one big mass of anxiety.

                 He had to ask.

                 Keith had a right to know.

                 “Keith. Do you remember how I told you that you were adopted?” Shiro ask quietly. Keith didn’t look up from where he was massaging (as best as a little kid could) Shiro’s arm, but nodded.

                 “Yeah. You said you brought me all the way from Korea.” Keith said.

                 “That’s right. It was a very, very long travel but it was worth it to go so far so that daddy could bring you home.”

                 “I like home.” Keith mumbled quietly, causing Shiro to smile thinly.

                 “Me too Keith.” Shiro agreed, throat itchy. “However, you know that you had a mom and aa dad before. Your birth parents?” Shiro had tried his best to explain the idea of birth and biological parents to Keith versus adopted parents. Keith seemed to understand the concept well, but he continued to insist that Shiro is his father and no one else.

                 “Yeah, I guess.”

                 “Well, do you remember that lady who called a week ago and was speaking Korean to you?” Shiro swallowed thickly, afraid to keep going. He could drag this on all night, but Keith was intelligent. He would figure out what Shiro was trying to say even if Shiro didn’t say it. That’s just how it was with Keith.

                 “That mean old lady who kept yelling?” Keith scowled at the memory and Shiro sighed.

                 “Yes, her. But I’m sure she wasn’t trying to be mean, she was trying to get someone to understand what she was saying.” Shiro didn’t know why he was trying to defend this woman, especially to Keith of all people.

                 “She was loud. And rude. And she kept saying my middle name.” Keith continued to scowl, unaffected by Shiro’s attempt to defend this woman. He had not liked the phone call from her, not at all.

                 “Yes.” Shiro swallowed, mouth suddenly dry. He didn’t know if he could do this. He didn’t know if he could tell Keith the truth. What if Keith wanted her instead? Shiro’s greatest worries were starting to surface and it was tearing his entire being apart.

                 “Keith, that woman…she was your mother. Your birth mother…in Korea.” Shiro whispered softly. His throat tightened even more when Keith’s entire body went rigid. Keith ceased massaging his dad’s arm but he did not ever look Shiro’s way.

                 “Your mother has been trying to get in touch with you.” Shiro continued hoarsely. “She…she wanted to take you back to Korea with her.” Keith remained silent and Shiro’s fears were only growing in large quantities. Why wasn’t Keith saying anything?

                 “Keith, your original name before I brought you home was Akira. That’s why she was asking for Akira.”

                 Keith blinked. “My name was…Akira?”

                 Shiro could only nod, not trusting himself to speak again.

                 “And she was my…birth mother?” There was a slight hitch in Keith’s voice, as if he were getting emotional about everything. Shiro wanted to scoop Keith up, drop this entire conversation from existence and shield Keith from any pain in the world.

                 But he owed this to Keith.

                 He owed his son the truth.

                 “Yes. She was your birth mother. And she wants you to go back home with her.” Shiro repeated, feeling like the words were acid on his tongue. But she can’t. She can’t have you.

                 “Are…are you going to send me back?” Keith’s voice was so tiny and so scared that Shiro wanted to cry.

                 “Oh no baby, no I won’t ever send you away.” Shiro whispered, cuddling Keith closer and turning his son so that Keith was now looking directly at him. He brushed his thumb under Keith’s eyes when a tear began to roll down Keith’s cheek. “But, I wanted you to know about your mother. That she’s alive. Keith, I need to ask you a question, and I need you to be very honest with me.”

                 Keith’s lip wobbled but he nodded.

                 Shiro’s heart was beating harshly in his chest. “Keith…do you want to meet your mother? Would it make you happy to be with her and meet her? All I want is for you to be happy.”

                 “No!” Keith answered very quickly and suddenly, surprising Shiro. “No! I want to stay here with you. You’re my daddy! No one else. I don’t want or need any one else besides daddy Shiro!”

                 “Keith, wouldn’t you want to meet her?”

                 “No! I don’t need her.” Keith stubbornly refused with a growl. He threw his arms around his dad’s neck and squeezed tightly. “I only need my daddy and that’s it. I don’t wanna meet my birth mom.”

                 “At all?” Honestly, Shiro couldn’t even begin to understand why he kept pressing the issue. Why he kept asking Keith. He should be happy that Keith was saying this; that Keith wanted him and no one else.

                 But what if he regretted it?

                 “Daddy,” Shiro looked down, biting his lip to see Keith staring up at him with a frown. The frown was so similar to the one Shiro usually wore when he was disappointed in someone, that Shiro couldn’t help but laugh. “I don’t want to meet her. I don’t want her to keep calling. And I don’t want to go to Korea. I want to stay here with you. With Ms. Allura and Coran, and Hunk and Lance and Pidge.”

                 Shiro swallowed thickly. “Are you sure?”

                 At this, Keith nodded. “Yes. You’re my daddy and that’s it.”

                 “And you’re my little Star.” Shiro finally caved and felt the tension draining from his body as he buried his face into Keith’s hair. Keith’s hair tickled against Shiro’s cheek, causing Shiro to laugh and Keith giggled. “You’ll always be my Star.”

x.V.x

                 “For now, I don’t want her to contact me or Keith again.” Shiro said firmly the next day with Keith by his side, as they sat in front of Jenna and the officer once more. “Keith has made it clear to me that he does not want to meet her right now.”

                 Jenna nodded in understanding and the officer sighed with relief.

                 “It was Keith’s decision and she needs to respect that. I’m not changing my number again, so she needs to have zero contact with us.” Shiro continued with a firm nod. He almost chuckled when Keith mirrored this action.

                 “However, let her know that should Keith change his mind, I will contact her.” Shiro continued while Keith blinked. “If he ever decides he wants to speak with her, let alone meet her, I will contact her. Not the other way around.”

                 “Keith has made his decision.” Shiro said, rubbing a comforting hand on Keith’s shoulder. Jenna beamed at the sight of father and son as her heart melted. “However, when Keith is old enough to make his own decisions by himself – should he choose – I will allow him to contact her. Whether Keith wants to get to know her at not at that time will be up to him and not my choice any longer. Keith is free to do as he wants, but he’s made it clear that she needs to leave us alone.” Shiro left out the part that a neglectful mother was certainly never going to be on his good list but he decided to give the woman the benefit of the doubt.

                 “I don’t ever want to get another phone call, email or possibly a visit from her again. Am I clear?” Shiro commanded and Jenna merely smiled while the officer saluted. Eventually, he breathed a sigh of relief and leaned back in his chair. Meanwhile, Keith had huffed and gave his dad’s knee a small pat.

                 “I don’t think I’ll ever want to see her, because my daddy’s the best parent in the world.” Keith stated factually and Shiro smiled. It was reassuring to hear his son say this, out loud and to other people, but Shiro knew that people changed.

                 One day, Keith might want to get to know his mother and his past. And if that day ever came, Shiro would be ready and he would be by Keith’s side the entire time.

                 However, his fears of being replaced were gone and Shiro was sure that even if Keith wanted to meet his mother, he would always come home.

                 Back to Shiro.

anonymous asked:

ok so i have a friend who goes by they/them and we hang out a lot but when i'm talking about them to my dad i have to use she/her pronouns bc he's super transphobic and would do something stupid if i outted them to him and it makes me really sad when i use the wrong pronouns but idk what i should do

I honestly have no idea what you should do. I’ve never had any experience or known anyone who has had to go through this. I’m really sorry I couldn’t be of any help.

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So there’s this man. He has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip zip zip zip zip, getting into scrapes. Another thing he has is a passion for the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. And one day he thinks, “ What’s the point of having a time machine if you don’t get to meet your heroes? So off he goes to 18th-century Germany. But he can’t find Beethoven anywhere. No one’s heard of him, not even his family has any idea who the time traveller is talking about. Beethoven literally doesn’t exist.

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Luke is overwhelmed by the truth, and is suddenly protective of his sister.

i have finally seen Jupiter Ascending and frankly i will fight a man for this movie. i will die on a hill for this movie. as a dyed in the wool matrix fan i can tell you that this is a wachowski film to the core and I would in fact argue it is a better film than the Matrix. YES. FIGHT ME. 

but what i find realllllllyyyyyyyyyy interesting is the way tumblr talks about this film vs other films that get popular. like, I don’t know if any of you recall a little film called the winter soldier, but when it came out it was sold up and down my dash as this amazing critique of american exceptionalism . i mean, i think probably i have different ideas of what those words mean, but okay, fine. it’s not just a superhero film it’s so deep! captain america is so important! let’s frame by frame analyze steve’s face as he talks about bucky!

jupiter ascending? LOL ITS GARBAGE ITS SUCH TRASH I LOVE IT!!!! and like okay, I’m glad we’re appreciating this film, but. come on. it is not actually inherently less ridiculous in premise than anything in the avengers universe. And what seems to be missing under the ironic yelling about garbage is the fact that Jupiter Ascending is in fact a pretty thorough, explicit critique of eugenics. It’s not a god damn accident the heroine is a russian jewish (?) “"illegal alien”“ woman. Those are all categories that are/were heavily policed under eugenic laws.

This film is smart. It’s goofy, it has million dollar CGI and frankly amazing costumes, but it’s explicit  in its social criticisms. Far more explicit and coherent, actually, than Captain America!! (Captain America is straight up a eugenic narrative, y'all). 

So, why, exactly, are we so determined to talk about this film as if it’s meaningless fluff? 

I mean, I know why, I just wanna hear you say it. 

Sense8 Season One Sentence Starters
Feel free to change pronouns/descriptions/etc. appropriately!

  • “So this is how you’ve been hiding from me?”
  • “We are born into this world the same way we will leave it: alone.”
  • “I’m not sure what’ll give me more pleasure: the money, or seeing his face.”
  • “The stuff he’s talking about? It is exactly what you need.”
  • “Say one more word and I’ll colonize your face with my fist.”
  • “I can’t tell you how bad I feel even being here, because I know I shouldn’t even be asking you this, but I have no one else to turn to.”
  • “You’re scared. You needn’t be.”
  • “I don’t owe you for what you did, but you should know: I won’t ever forget it.”
  • “You have no idea what’s going on, right? So you just kind of have to let go and go with it.”
  • “You just look them right in the eye, and you lie.”
  • “This is like some crazy witch burning shit.”
  • “You cannot kill a man like that. If you want to do it right, you aim here, for the jugular.”
  • “You came back. I knew you would.” 
  • “If I wasn’t such a bad person, I would let you get on with your life.” 
  • “It’s not something you make happen; it’s something you let happen.” 
  • “I just spent the last two hours getting my ass reamed by the feds.” 
  • “There are few things that are unpleasant to me than to hear you whine.”
  • “Impossibility is a kiss away from reality.” 
  • “I’m not calling you or anyone else.” 
  • “Sometimes, violence is necessary. Violence changes things.” 
  • “You are safer there than where you were.” 
  • “I didn’t tell you because I didn’t think I’d ever have to revisit this part of my life. I’m sorry.”
  • “If you guys are starting some crime fighting super team Charlie’s Angels shit, you count me in.”
  • “Legality is a bit of a moving target.”  
  • “I know I’m the bad guy.” 
  • “Fuck her in good health.” 
  • “I would never go straight.” 
  • “I’m sensing a bit of a negative vibe here.” 
  • “If you didn’t hear voices at least once, you were doing something wrong.” 
  • “Just promise me no matter what you have to do, you will not let that happen to me.” 
  • “Gods don’t give a shit about us. I speak from experience.”  
  • “Only thing I want to ruin is that smart mouth.” 
  • “Love ain’t nothing but a black hole.” 
  • “If life has taught me anything, it’s that I can take a punch.” 
  • “Not fair? This is the real fucking world. Nothing’s fucking fair.” 
  • “The idea of praying to a god to somehow influence my own fate is both primitive and terribly sad.”
  • “I don’t know what you should do. All I know is what I have to do.” 
  • “I was living in two separate worlds. And then somehow they crashed into one another. Now everything is dead.”
  • “I was afraid that if I came here I would want to die – or worse, that I wouldn’t want to.”
  • “I want to believe that the past is done with us the moment we are done with it.”
  • “What makes us ‘us’ is far less important than what makes them ‘them’.”
  • “Lying is easy. It’s what I do." 
  • "I know what you did. You will pay. I swear it!”
  • “I’m an all access kind of girl.”
  • “This is a bad place. You should not be here.”
  • “Some things in our lives are inevitable.”
  • “Crying won’t help him.”
  • “I don’t know how to use my fists, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how to fight.”
  • “What kind of man betrays his own fucking family?”
  • “When I give instructions, I expect them to be followed.”
  • “You didn’t expect this, did you? Have you made a mistake?”
  • “Are you real?”
  • “You did it. You saved us.”

Ok so Dan’s new video.. first of all, he is already out as Bi..and has been for years so why are you getting hysterial about him ‘coming out’ when he already is, and secondly do you have any idea just how much money Dan has? He is very very well off, and if he wants to spend 1p or £5k on a piece of clothing its up to him so stop judging him and let him spend what ever he wants and finally he has said his parents travelled a lot when he was younger and that could be why he spent a lot of time with his grandparents.. but it does not mean they replaced them, he just doesn’t want to talk about them, and why should he? it doesn’t mean he isn’t close to them just that he doesn’t want us to know about them.. 

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My apologies for the quality of of the first few images (I had to combine them to have room for everything…although I guess I could try playing around with my method).

Anyway, in addition to Katara kind of being a Book  1 Zuko in “The Southern Raiders,” the episode itself plays out like the “Avatar state” in regards to its main plotline concerning Aang and Katara. Furthermore, we get some neat Aang/Katara interactions which end up mirroring each other.

Both episodes start out with someone offering a means to an end. General Fong offers to help Aang figure out how to get into the Avatar state, and Zuko tells Katara that he can help her find the man who killed her mother.

In “The Avatar State,” Katara tries to dissuade Aang from listening to Fong. In “The Southern Raiders,” Aang tries to keep Katara from following through with her plan to confront Yon Rha. In both cases, neither Aang nor Katara think the other understands why they have to go through with their actions.

Both see the other still plans to go through with their plans, but Katara and Aang react differently. Katara simply tells Aang that she won’t watch Aang go through with Fong’s plans because she doesn’t want to see Aang suffer any longer. Likewise, Aang sees that Katara still plans on going through her plan and says that she need to do this for herself if for no other reason than to find a sense of closure.

In the end, both Katara and Aang are consumed by rage in one way or another. Aang through his anger induced Avatar State and Katara through her rage of meeting her mother’s killer. Roku gets Aang out of the Avatar State, and Katara finds that she can’t kill Yon Rha and she doesn’t know exactly why–or, at least, not yet.

In TAS, Aang apologizes to Katara for not listening to her. In TSR, he assures Katara that she did the right thing. With TSR, we get the added benefit of Katara forgiving Zuko.

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Donald Trump just said the US should consider “closing up” the internet to curb radical extremism. Trump, a man that routinely claims everyone in charge of the US is stupid, believes that as president he could just call up Bill Gates to help him shut off the internet. Trump floated the idea at a campaign rally at USS Yorktown in South Carolina tonight as a way to stop Islamic State jihadists from recruiting Americans to commit acts of domestic terrorism. The idea is so dumb it almost has us, too, at a loss for words.

“We’re losing a lot of people because of the internet,” Trump said. “We have to see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that internet up in some ways. Somebody will say, ‘Oh freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people.”

On top of wanting deport all Muslims, and not allow them back in, he also wants to create a system of censorship and he doesn’t even know how it works (or anything else). 

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Hunger Games + Book Moments

“They’re playing with you because you’re so … you know.”

“No, I don’t know,” I say. And I really have no idea what he’s talking about.

“It’s like when you wouldn’t look at me naked in the arena even though I was half dead. You’re so … pure,” he says finally.

“I am not!” I say. “I’ve been practically ripping your clothes off every time there’s been a camera for the last year!”

“Yeah, but … I mean, for the Capitol, you’re pure,” he says, clearly trying to mollify me. “For me, you’re perfect.”

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“What was it about the Newmans’ marriage that made it last so long? How do they make it work?

‘I have no idea,’ Woodward replied, seeming utterly stumped. 'Absolutely not one single idea on the subject. Probably sheer luck, wouldn’t you say?’ She squeezed her husband’s knee. 'Darling, say something. You have a different notion - I would say that.’

'I’m never comfortable talking about these things, because they’re nobody’s business,’ he said.

'Sheer luck. Luck! That’s what it is,’ Woodward repeated, ignoring her husband’s unresponsiveness.”

Okay guys so here’s the deal. When I spoke to Bryan he talked about the rights to Hannibal (which I am allowed to share with you). He said that they have to wait two years from the last air date until Martha gets the rights back and then they are going to go to MGM.. Not sure if that means MGM has already shown interest or if they’re gonna just be talking about it..

What I can’t tell you are the details he told me about season 4, 5 and 6. Because yes, he told me about a vague idea of what he has planned, but I’m sworn to secrecy, so I’m keeping my mouth shut. But for all of you out there: I’m really happy with what he said. Take from that what you will.

i really need to talk about this moment in the trailer

I’m not a skilled lip reader but it REALLY looks like Bucky is saying ‘Steves Dead.’ And if that is what he is saying I have a lot of feelings about it. Now, we know that Chris is signed on to do Infinity War Parts 1&2 and so Steve isn’t actually going to be dead. BUT. 
Bucky thinks he is. And Bucky reacts like this to the idea of Steve being dead. Like this isn’t even him slipping back into the mindset of The Winter Soldier, because everything that The Winter Soldier did was controlled, calculated, cold. This is the exact opposite. There is nothing but red hot rage and pain here, he’s not even angry, this is way more than anger. The movement’s aren’t even that controlled he’s just hitting to hurt because he’s hurting. 
Bucky thinks Steve has died, and he reacts with more emotion than I’ve seen on anyone in the MCU since Steve said he wasn’t going to stop until everyone at Hydra was dead for what happened to Bucky. Basically what I’m getting at is that whether you want to interpret it romantically or platonically, Bucky loves Steve a lot. 

So, in addition to the (heartbreaking) idea that Jack might have to pretend Bitty’s a girl in order to talk about him to his teammates, I offer this small humorous balm:

what if it’s in part because they overhear Jack on the phone calling him ‘Bits’ and think that with his accent and all that he’s actually saying ‘Bets’, and one of his teammates is all like, ‘so how’s Betsey today?’ when he gets off the phone smiling again

and that’s the story of how Jack finds himself calling his boyfriend by his oven’s name for far too long

(someday they’ll look back on it and laugh a lot, I’m certain)

  • Person who watches the show but isn't in fandom:So, what'd you think of the latest season?
  • Me:[thinking] Don't tell him about the fall solution being fake—you'll just ruin it for him if he didn't notice on his own. He hasn't read the books, so your Lord Moran and Mary theories won't be anything you can explain to him in less than 2 hours. And nobody who's not in fandom wants to hear about ship wars or the past year plus of fandom squabbles that have inescapably colored your overall impression of the series. [/thinking]
  • Person:Well?
  • Me:It was... definitely a show that was on television. [backs out of room]
Matt Holt’s height

I saw someone talking about Matt’s height, and I thought “he’s been shown standing next to two different Paladins, we should have a pretty good idea of how tall he is.”  So, in case anyone else wanted to see, here’s what I found.

1) In comparison to Shiro. (image from voltron.wikia.com)

Okay, so Shiro’s about a head taller than Matt, with some margin of error for perspective and framing.

2) In comparison to Pidge. (my avatar, originally screencapped by @ace-pidge)

So, Matt’s a little less than a head taller than Pidge, though she seems to be leaning over a bit.  (The picture’s also at least a year old, so it’s probable that she’s grown since then, but let’s keep it simple)

3) Put it together (image originally from nerdist.com)

So, Matt’s height should fall around that green line.  Shorter than everyone but Pidge (which, post-rescue would make her at least 6 by Coran’s ranking).

4) Conclusion

Smol-ness runs in the Holt genes.