anonymous asked:

Re. Rogue/Colussus (Rolossus?): There had been a scene in Outback days when Rogue was shown lusting after him (watching half-naked Peter while he painted and saying "Yum!" to herself, a classic Claremontian response). When the R/C subplot was so abruptly abandonded after the scene you showed, some of us speculated that this may have been due to an editorial edict prompted by negative feedback from very vocal Romy shippers. All the best, Menshevik

Damn him, being all cute and studly!

I like that Rogue was attracted to him (and her other cute teammates) even though she couldn’t act on it - it made her more human.  The kiss they shared really did seem random, with nothing leading up to it, and it never being mentioned again.  I think you’re right, romy fans were pissed, and the writers clearly hadn’t thought it through.


10 Favorite Panels [4/??]

Roronoa Zoro

We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad and me at all. I think we would both prefer that they didn’t become actors. But she was 4 at the time and other 3- and 4-year-old [actors] really wouldn’t come near me. Big kids thought I was cool! But little kids really didn’t like me. So, in order to have a child that wants to play with [Maleficent] but I don’t want to play with her — to have that scene– it had to be a child that really liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. [Shrugs.] So it had to be Viv. [x]


little Fitzsimmons things: domesticity (also see: tea)

“The sober comfort, all the peace which springs from the large aggregate of little things.“ Hannah More

Shine Your Way

So Jack’s Unravel series ended :’c I really felt the feels this time. I hadn’t intended to draw another Jack drawing, in fact I’ve done three just this week (I should also stop before it becomes creepy, welp). But this scene just at the end, where Yarny floats in through the window using the memories was just so pretty and I just had to draw something to honour the end of the series. I don’t know if it’s as good as the other one I did, and I’ve never attempted to draw depth-of-field before, but I hope Jack likes it :) 

Man Calls Police to Escort His Girlfriend, Cops Show Up and Shoot Her in the Head | The Anti-Media

A 40-year-old woman and mother of three from Ann Arbor, Michigan was shot and killed Sunday night after allegedly confronting police while holding a knife.

The woman’s boyfriend, Victor Stephens, 54, challenged the police on their handling of the incident, saying that the use of lethal force was excessive and that the situation could have been resolved through non lethal means. Stephens said:

“Me and her, we had an argument. Glass was being broke, so I called the police to escort her out,”

Police were called at approximately 11:45 pm by Stephens to escort his girlfriend from his property. When officers arrived, Stephens was in a separate hallway in the house away from where the incident occurred and she was pronounced dead at the scene. There were 5 other people at the house.

“They said ‘freeze’ and the next thing I know I heard (gunshots),” Stephens said.

Significant questions are being raised regarding the circumstances surrounding the event, the use of lethal force in the encounter by Ann Arbor police and the investigation being launched by Michigan State police into the fatal shooting.

Ann Arbor Police issued this statement and Police Chief John Seto asked Michigan State Police to conduct an investigation into the incident, saying that those involved in the shooting and the community “deserve an objective, unbiased review of the facts surrounding this incident.”

Whether that goal can be achieved remains to be seen, as there are clear conflicts of interest with having the police investigate themselves as well as potential difficulties in ascertaining facts as a result.

This concern over objectivity is what prompted Wisconsin to become the first state to mandate outside reviews in police killings earlier this year as a result of activist movements in the state.

Retired Air Force officer Michael Bell, an advocate for this legislation had filed a wrongful death suit against police, who cleared themselves of any wrongdoing after killing his 21 year old son in an altercation. Bell hired his own investigators and submitted an 1,100 page report to the FBI and US attorneys, which brought important evidence and circumstances to light surrounding the incident and police response, and led to the case being settled after 6 years in court.

In researching, Bell also found that, “In 129 years since police and fire commissions were created in the state of Wisconsin, we could not find a single ruling by a police department, an inquest or a police commission that a shooting was unjustified.” Demonstrating how difficult it can be for police to be impartial in their own investigations and citing lack of accountability as the culprit. Bell kept organizing and fighting for what ultimately became Wisconsin’s law mandating outside reviews.

In addition to objectivity in the investigation, police use of lethal force continues to be a major concern, with high profile incidents such as the recent Michael Brown shooting elevating the issue into the national consciousness.

Whether the investigation finds the killing justifiable or not, the question will remain of whether the deceased mother of three could have been disarmed and taken into custody without facing lethal force, and to what extent police should be responsible for attempting non-lethal means of resolution.

While some circumstances certainly justify the use of lethal force, it is intended to be the last resort in ending an altercation and only to be used when in extreme danger. If the facts come to show that this was not the case, accountability must be demanded. If nothing else, because the price for society is far too steep: 3 children will now enter adulthood in society with their mother having been taken from them by violence. And regardless of whether this woman was a good mother or not, this is not the kind of practice that engenders building a better society.

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it’s like a story of l o v e

Days of Outlaw Queen 


We’re still sitting on the sidewalk and Ian’s head is burning up. He’s hysterical. I don’t know what to do. So I ran down the street, Lip under one arm, Ian under the other, trying to flag down help. It would have been easier scoring crack than a ride to the clinic. I finally made it on foot. They said Ian had a fever of 104. Another couple hours later, who knows.


Every dragon has its secrets. And I’ll show them all to you. {x}

This scene makes us know that Valka has had interactions with Night Furies before meeting Toothless. She knows this secret spot on Toothless’ neck right away, also aware of what it does. She also knows what species he is without asking Hiccup. I truly hope we find out for sure if she has been around other Night Furies and what she knows about them! Maybe she knows where they went… or maybe where they are? She has so many secrets!


Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

You can see, and you can hear, but from inside the tomb of your mind. No breath will escape your lips, no tears your eyes. To the world, you are dead. And soon, even your precious father will forget… you were ever alive. But you, my dear, you will have all eternity… to remember.


SG1 Meme: Episodes (6/10) | Arthur’s Mantle

Just an example...

of how tricky translating Japanese to English (and vice versa) can be.

I recently wrote my opinion on the online translation and the official translation by YenPress and I also answered an ask about 2CT. I actually didn’t want to go into more detail than what I had already written in those two posts, but looking at the online scans I noticed that some information might have been lost in the translation, so here I am again to clarify a few things =D

(Warning: 2CT)

First of all, these are the online scans of ch.90:

And this is how I interpreted the scene:

  • yellow: so-called “real!Ciel”
  • blue: “our Ciel” (young master)

Things that got lost in the English translation:

1. The two children use different “you”s when referring to each other [In Japanese, there are a lot of different ways to say “you” and each of them has different connotations]:

2. The yellow Ciel uses the phrase “~してあげる” when he says “I will protect you.”(「お前は僕が守ってあげる」). We use this phrase only to close friends or family members, i.e. to people we regard as equal or inferior

→ As you can see, a single, short sentence like ”I will protect you” ( 「お前は僕が守ってあげる」 ) can contain a lot of information about the speaker, in this case we get to know how the speaker regards the person he’s talking to. It’s quite obvious in the Japanese version that (if there are twins) the yellow Ciel is the older one =D

3. The “you” in “I still had you” is emphasized in the original text, since there’s a ‘dot’ next to the word 君(”you”) (see below). A ‘dot’ usually indicates a keyword or a special (hidden) meaning. So the correct translation of this sentence would be “I still had you” (I mean the translator could have put quotation marks or at least written in bold/italic type).

4. The translation “Don’t take me away!!” in the online scanlation is not accurate (and this phrase doesn’t really make sense anyway). It should be “Don’t take (him/that person) away!!” (「連れて行かないで!!」).

[*For comparison, YP translated the same line as “Please don’t!!“. Not sure why they chose this phrase, but at least it’s less confusing than “Don’t take me away!!”]

It’s not that these little details would make a big difference (if the 2ct isn’t true, then there’s absolutely no problem with this online translation), but it’s just an example showing you that there are things that can’t be translated to English (e.g. the different “you”s) and that translators (including me XD) sometimes make little mistakes (e.g. “Don’t take me away”) =D


every westallen scene ever (106/?)


we’re not pawns of some scripted fate. i believe we’re more. much more… there’s something between us all. something that keeps us together… like… invisible ties, connecting us.

fire emblem awakening opening

Alright listen everybody, the wonderful neverregretthyfall showed me this very important post, so here we go, Montparnasse headcanon time!

Montparnasse being a criminal but not a villain.

Montparnasse teaching Gavroche how to hide knives in his boots and other little tricks so he can defend himself.

Montparnasse never leaving any traces at crime scenes because he’s always wearing these absolutely gorgeous Armani leather gloves.

Montparnasse having an existential crises when Enjolras tells him he never uses any hair products ever and “Why are you staring at me? This is quite unsettling. Parnasse?! What are you doing? Joly, I think he had a heart attack.”

Montparnasse giving Bahorel this absolutely perfectly fitting, high fashion waistcoat he “found” for his birthday. Bahorel is delighted.

Montparnasse and Patron-Minette always being the distraction when the Amis pull another not exactly legal but totally necessary stunt so the cops don’t know who to follow first.

Montparnasse flirting shamelessly with every police officer whenever he has to bail Gueulemer out of jail again. Javert is not amused.

Montparnasse stealing all these high-end, expensive clothes and giving them to thrift shops for free as soon as they’re not fashionable anymore.

Montparnasse only allowing Jehan to cut his hair and no one else ever because their hair just always looks perfect and he doesn’t trust hairdressers.

Montparnasse going over to Grantaire’s when Éponine tells him he has a particularly bad day and picking a fight with him so he can let out all his anger and grief on Montparnasse who ends up tugging a worn down and drained Grantaire into bed at 3 am.

Montparnasse telling Éponine she’s beautiful and absolutely great every time he sees her because she asked him not to steal things for her but he would do anything to make her smile.

Montparnasse telling Gavroche to go to school regularly and to do his homework because he doesn’t want Gavroche to end up like him without any real perspective and future.


On a side note, though, I’m really pleased with the ease of interaction between Kurt and Blaine that we’ve finally gotten to now that they’re in New York. Ryan Murphy used to talk a big game about how when he had a gay relationship on the show it wasn’t going to be a Big Deal. And then every time Kurt and Blaine so much as touched each other it was a Very Special Episode with five hundred warnings and an upped rating. But now we have casual “I love yous” and quick kisses and they are actually allowed to interact like a normal couple, and their scenes are stronger for it. Dear Fox – physical and verbal affection are only a big deal when you make them a big deal. Look, two boys kissed on TV and nothing caught on fire. Except maybe Tumblr, but that’s going to happen regardles
—  LeakyNews

No Thomas, you don’t know that. The only thing that we do know is they helped rescue us from WICKED. They gave us new clothes, they gave us food, they gave us a proper bed! Some of us haven’t had that in a long time. Some of us a lot longer than others.