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the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened.

regulus is nine when he first hears sirius fighting with their parents, railing against their tyranny and prejudice and cruelty. the shouting and smashing frighten him, chase him deep under his covers where he cries silent steady tears until sirius slips into his room hours later and coaxes regulus out of his cocoon, whispering soothing loving words of comfort and fierce apology.

regulus is eleven when he enters hogwarts, excited and wide-eyed at the enthusiastic crush of fellow students laughing and reuniting. after his mother warns him of mudbloods and father reminds him, toujours pur, sirius wrestles him into a headlock, dragging him into a compartment where there are three joking boys–gryffindors–who embrace and welcome regulus into their midst. when regulus sorts slytherin, he glances over at the sea of red and gold, but sirius looks away disappointed, mouth grim, eyes closed, to the beat of regulus’s sinking heart.

regulus is sixteen when he joins the death eaters, swears allegiance to a charismatic lord and band of idealistic brothers. they speak of purity, of justice, of oppression–all familiar cadences to pureblood son regulus–eliminating blood traitors and rewarding the worthy. he is swept up in visions of glory and familial pride, approving mothers and fathers and brothers.

regulus is eighteen when he stands on the edge of a precipice, hands shaking as he drinks and drinks and drinks, kreacher trembling by his side. there are regrets, so many regrets, and as he takes his last gasp, the horcrux safely stowed away, he can almost glimpse sirius smiling tenderly at him from a distant far-off shore, arms wide open and pride shining in his glance.

the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened. regulus and sirius, death eater and marauder, slytherin and gryffindor, blood faithful and blood traitor, weak and strong, strong and weak, soft and hard, hard and soft.

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- Star Trek, particularly Spirk, and Uhura appreciation

- Carmilla, especially Hollstein

- Star Wars (Rey appreciation, Reyva, Stormpilot, etc. but NO REYLO)

- Moana

- Stucky, Peggy Carter appreciation, Cartinelli

- social justice & activism

- inspirational quotes (especially art of quotes)

- anything gay

- stuff about media representation 

- Supergirl (especially Sanvers!!)

- One Day at A Time (2017)

- stuff about any of Miyazaki’s movies

- photography, especially nature photography


I’m looking for a little more non-Sherlock content on my dash, to give myself some space to heal without having my entire dash be a constant reminder of the show. 

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Touhou 12   (Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind)

—English fanlyrics—


Join with me…  One innocent plea…

This world is filled with light, if only you choose to see.


Hail to the treasure.  Let us come together, the way that we were meant to be.

And maybe we can live in peace and understanding; build it from a fantasy.

Rise above and you’ll have found it–  pause and look around it,

A place where nothing else was ever real.

In a world that truly needs it, any who believe it can chase a forgotten ideal.


Join with me…  One innocent plea…

This world is filled with light, and surely there’s more to see

   In a line with no ordering.

    Imagine a land with no bordering!

      Shining the brightest,

       On the path that is righteous:

         For many kinds, there is one kindness!


Hail to the treasure.  Here, we come together, the way that we were meant to be.

I know that we can live in peace and understanding, more than just a fantasy.

You can break the bonds that seal it–  only you can feel it,

And no one else can tell you how to feel…

But I’ll help you if you need it.  Any who believe it can join with me by the hand,

Facing the promised land, chase a forgotten ideal.


(Long nights, dark eyes…  seize light, now, let us rise…)


As we stand, on the peak of our passions here,

Hand in hand, each reaching to an equal length…

None above another– each enlightened unto it, this highest point of truth:

That sameness shall be our greatest strength.

 

There will be many trials of our patience here,

On our path to realize the final goal…

Follow me, my brother– free from fragile attachments, embrace your inner essence:

One precious part of a cosmic whole.


Under skies overcast with the pain of fear,

Fear no pain, and rise above the fear of death.

At the least, I ask… faith, lead us never to fear these friends we cherish dear:

We chant in one voice, one single breath.


We believe it is so, then it shall be so.

Find one ground where surely we can all agree.

Now repress no longer these pure thoughts that will save us, these gifts the heavens gave us:

See how the world was meant to be.

 

Hail to the treasure.  Let us come together, the way that we were meant to be.

And maybe we can live in peace and understanding; build it from a fantasy.

Rise above and you’ll have found it–  pause and look around it,

A place where nothing else was ever real.

In a world that truly needs it, any who believe it can chase a forgotten ideal…


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music video aesthetics series ▻

    oh wonder, without you’ 
do you know that i’ve been closing my eyes? love me slow, hallucinating. i’ve been chasing my mind, lonely in the cold nights. and i’m digging down holes without you, can’t be on my own without you. i’m a little bit lost without you.

Things The Team Has Heard Over the Psychic Link
  • RA RA RASPUTIN
  • “Oh shit I have homework” 
  • Zatanna spending five minutes trying to figure out how to say a word backwards
  • LOVER OF THE RUSSIAN QUEEN 
  • Way too much information about each other’s kinks
  • Five hours of the Thong Song
  • THERE WAS A CAT THAT REALLY WAS GONE
  • “This is not my bed. I want my bed.” 
  • Wally helping Dick with chemistry homework on a stakeout
  • RA RA RASPUTIN 
  • “Holy shit look at Robin’s ass”
  • Kaldur butchering various slang that Wally convinced him was current
  • RUSSIA’S GREATEST LOVE MACHINE
  • “DOG!” 
  • The world’s first psychic rickroll
  • IT WAS A SHAME HOW HE CARRIED ON 
Types as Disney Heroines

ISTP - Independent. Stubborn. Savvy. Cool. Witty. 

Originally posted by capturing-kawaii

“I’m a damsel. I’m in distress. I can handle this. Have a nice day.”


ESTP - Adventurous. Quick. Daring. Open. Competitive. 

Originally posted by that-was-falling-with-style

“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better.”


INTP - Inquisitive. Skeptical. Absent-minded. Bright. Rational.

Originally posted by xeptum

“It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.”


ENTP - Insightful. Innovative. Charismatic. Sharp. Bold.

Originally posted by rainbowsnowlight

“Oh, Tarzan, you have no idea what’s in store for you. You’re going to see the world, and all kinds of people will want to meet you. Leaders, scientists, writers.”

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Mini Matchmaker Pt 4 (Steve Holiday Mini Series)

Characters: reader x Steve, OC Justice Rogers, Bucky, Sharon, Laura, Natasha (mentioned). 

Summary: Steve and reader’s relationship progresses, a trip to the hospital bringing them closer as a certain love-related holiday approaches. 

Warnings: mentions of injury, hospitals, and sexual situations. 

Word Count: 4.3k (I know but there was so much to say! Hope you don’t mind. :D )

A/N: Here we are, at part 4! Yes, it was intended for Valentine’s Day, but life happens. :) I’ve really enjoyed writing this unexpected series and could possibly revisit these characters in the future, but for now this is the end. I hope you like it! Please let me know! 

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Originally posted by chrisevansz

January passed in the blink of an eye. After the New year, you finally heard from some of the employers you had sent your CV to back in December. Some jobs you wanted more than others, but you accepted each interview offer, met with them, and weighed your options. By the end of the first week, you stumbled upon an incredible opportunity that, fingers crossed, would become a huge step toward your dream job. After two days of nail biting and clutching your phone obsessively, you got the call and it was a yes.

To your surprise and humility, you had snagged one of the most sought-after positions at the Brazilian Consulate in New York City. It was an entry-level job working to process Visas and Passport requests at first, but you quickly became indispensable and as January came to a close, you were the assistant to the Consulate General of Brazil. It was new and exciting and overwhelming at times, but you were learning so much and incredibly grateful to have your foot in the door.

This new job did have its drawbacks. Much of your time was spent at work and afterwards you were exhausted, not giving you much of a social life. Steve was on your mind often and you spoke with him or texted almost daily. Getting together in person was harder, but you both made it work. He came into the city when he could, but mostly you would spend time at his place with Justice until bedtime and then it was just the two of you.

Your mutual attraction was evident, but given the unique circumstances, you both thought it best to take things slow. During the week there were short coffee dates and movie nights, on occasion resulting in you falling asleep in his arms. As the credits rolled, he would gently nudge you awake and press a kiss to your lips, urging you to call a cab to take you back to the city for work in the morning. There was always that lingering moment at the door where you could sense that he wanted you to stay, but it just wasn’t time yet.

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When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

—  Martin Niemöller
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ASAN Vancouver’s protest at the 2016 Autism Speaks walk in Burnaby, BC.* Part two! Photos by Marvin Schaber :)

[Photoset description: A series of six photographs taken of the attendees, the colourful signage, the flyers we distributed, and the location of ASAN Vancouver’s protest against Autism Speaks. We set up alongside a paved path that the Autism Speaks event used as the walk route.

Some of the signs say, “Listen to Autistic adults”, “Got questions? Autistic adults are the best resource for parents of autistic kids”, “Autistic rights are human rights”, “Protest against Autism Speaks”.

Two visible flyer titles say “What’s the Problem With Whole Body Listening?” and “Neurodiversity”. End of image description.]

*Correction: No brain, it was not. It was in Richmond this year.

Golden - Lin-Manuel Miranda x Reader

Summary: Lin-Manuel is holding his daughter for the first time. 

Words: 1,077 (short and sweet!)

Warnings: There is death at the end but it’s like cute but you know it’s like…yeah

A/N: WOW. Day 5: Reverse POV day is happening. I cannot believe this. I barely got this done in time so it’s super bad, but it’s the thought that counts! Enjoy. 

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Eldora Luz Miranda, whose name meant golden was born on a wet day full of rainstorms on April 23rd.

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Beyonce uses her performances as a platform to send a message on important social issues.