standing bull

anonymous asked:

I love the CEO!Kara AU's. Like Kara stayed involved in sciences to feel closer to her parents on earth and now she has a tech company. Cause it's HC for me that Kara is extremely intelligent, even if you think about flying she needs to be able to calculate how much she needs to decelerate to not put massive holes in the ground when landing. But the ones I've found have made Kara OCC(like Lord's personality almost), but what if she was still just Sunny Danvers? That would be cooler to me.

CAN YOU IMAGINE?!!

Kara coming into work in the mornings and her assistant (she always used to go through assistants rather quickly because she works to find out what their passion is and then promotes them, but finally; this retired grandma decides she wants to go back to work so she becomes Kara’s assistant and they just really hit it off.) so she comes in and Sheila hands her her coffee and Kara asks about the grandkids. And Sheila totally knows that Kara is Supergirl - figured it out on the first day -  and she covers for her whenever she needs to leave suddenly and makes sure no one else gets suspicious.

All of her employees love her, but they have a healthy respect for her because they all know that she has a tendency to crush expensive office equipment when she gets upset, and if she can do that on ACCIDENT then they never want to see her tear into something on purpose.

So when Lena moves L-Corp to National City, she makes the rounds to all the major CEO’s and of course Kara is one of them and she expects Kara to be just like the rest - super judgy and snarky, but Kara is super nice and welcoming, and Lena just has like an instant crush because no one has ever just been nice to her before - but she’s still wary because surely Kara must have some ulterior motive. 

Then Kara shows up with lunch at Lena’s office a few days later and Lena is just like WTF? And Kara explains that she thought Lena might need a friend in this town because she’s read the papers and all the mean things they have to say about Lena. And then they just talk about tech stuff and Lena is kinda surprised that the most powerful CEO in National City has such a high level knowledge of proton deflectors and so when Kara invites her to game night, she accidentally agrees. Like, oops?

Not that she’s complaining.

‘Fearless Girl’ is the most disgusting thing ever. It is an affront to art.

On the surface it tells the story of a little girl standing up to a bull. A story of strong femininity against uncontrollable patriarchy.

In truth, it’s about corporate subterfuge destroying individual freedom.

For starters, the Fearless Girl statue? It’s a commercial. It’s a god-damned commercial. For a company called State Street Global Advisors. Their NASDAQ ticker symbol? The letters S, H, and E. SHE.

Now let’s take a quick look at the plaque next to the Fearless Girl:

SHE makes a difference. It’s not saying that women make a difference. It’s saying that State Street Global Advisors makes a difference. It’s a publicity stunt.

It’s soulless corporate marketing that appropriates and distorts someone else’s genuine guerilla artwork. It’s upsetting.

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December 15th 1890: Sitting Bull killed

On this day in 1890, the Native American Lakota Sioux chief, Sitting Bull, was killed at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Formal peaceful relations between the Sioux and the United States government began in 1868 upon the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty. However, the discovery of gold in the Black Hills - which were in Sioux territory - in the 1870s led to a torrent of white prospectors invading the Sioux lands. The numerous Sioux tribes united under Sitting Bull’s leadership, and initially secured some major military victories over American forces. The most famous battle of the Great Sioux War of 1876 was the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Sioux and Cheyenne warriors defeated the famed General Custer. Sitting Bull then led his people to Canada, only to come back to America in 1881. It was around this time that he joined Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, but he soon returned to his people to protect the rights of indigenous Americans. Sitting Bull was killed on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 1890 by U.S. troops, who were trying to arrest him under fears he would join the Ghost Dance movement.

“I would rather die an Indian than live a white man”

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mattysandwich  asked:

Oh! What about the inquisition companions reacting to a teenage herald being the victim of a racist slur for the first time in their life, and for the herald being visually upset about it?

Cassandra: Whoever said the slur has made a bad decision. A very bad decision. Cassandra looks between the offender and the upset Herald, and her eyes harden as they slowly turn to the racist. Her fists are clenched, turning white at the knuckles, and they realize they have fucked up. They have fucked up so bad. U kno they ded. After handling the matter, she checks up on the Herald and sees that they’re alright. “I know it’s not fair and it’s not right,” she says, “but hold your head high. You are above them.”

Blackwall: He drops whatever he’s doing and immediately gets in the asshole’s face, intimidating them with little effort. The offender jumps back, obviously thinking that nothing would come of their insult, but Blackwall persists and seems to loom over them. “You need to leave. Now.” he snaps. They take off, and Blackwall turns to reassure the Herald. “Are you alright?” he asks, suddenly softer and worried. “You let me know if anyone ever says that to you again.”

Iron Bull: He stands at full height, towering over whoever said the racist thing, looking down at them with a cold, calculating eye. His shadow looms over them as they look up at the massive, furious qunari. “Do you want to repeat what you just said?” he growls before shoving them down. They scramble to their feet as his hand reaches up towards his ax. The Herald is fairly certain he was just doing it to intimidate them, nothing more, but the look in his eye was enough to make the asshole bolt.

Sera: As soon as she sees the Herald is upset, she reaches for her arrows at holds one at length in her bow. “Say that again.” she dares, glaring. They run off, but that isn’t the end of Sera’s revenge, oh no. The racist in question becomes victim to numerous, merciless pranks, and no one dares to stop her. If the offender is a noble or wealthy, she asks her Friends to help take care of them. Sera has the Herald join her– payback will make them feel better.

Varric: He pulls Bianca out and strokes the wood tenderly, looking up at the asshole calmly. “Do you have a death wish?” he starts coolly. “As soon as I tell the others that you’ve upset the Herald… well, the results won’t be pretty. For you, at least.” The person flees, and Varric scoffs before turning to the Herald, eyes soft. “You alright, kid? Don’t let them get under your skin. They’re not worth it, and you’re better than them.”

Cole: He spends more time comforting the Herald than intimidating whoever said the racist thing. He does want to kill the person who said it, if only for a moment, before remembering that’s a bad thing and won’t solve the problem. As soon as he’s finished soothing the teenager, he tells Leliana. Leliana will handle it and he’ll heal the hurt.

Solas: He thinks little of it until he sees how upset the Herald is, and he feels bad for them, especially if they’re an elf. He stares icily at the racist. “How ignorant and pathetic you must be to stoop to insulting a young person in a weak attempt to soothe your own self esteem. You will never accomplish as much as this da’len, even if you try.” His words bite and simultaneously make the kid feel better. If they try to fight him in anger, he freezes them with little effort, and a careless yawn.

Dorian: He was angry before he saw how upset the Herald was– now there’s pure rage, and it manifests itself in insults, because violence wasn’t an option. He scoffs derisively. “What a pathetic thing you are. Hurling racist insults at someone you hardly know to satisfy your need to feel bigger than someone else? Sorry to disappoint you, but even a demon of sloth is better than you. Now, run along– the spymaster’s no doubt heard about this incident already. Best sing your prayers while you still can. Ta-ta. Good day.” He checks on the Herald immediately after and reassures them repeatedly. “It’s okay now, Leliana will tear them apart for you. Anyone who stoops to such pathetic insults is even more pathetic than the insults themselves.”

Vivienne: They’ve made a terrible mistake calling the Herald such a thing in front of Madame de Fer. She gently puts a hand on the Herald’s shoulder, reassuring them softly, before sizing up the racist and ripping them to shreds with words, much like she did to the marquis the Herald met at the soiree she met them at. After they leave, thoroughly humiliated, she finds out who they are and ruins their career with an easy grace. 

Josephine: She’s actually shocked at their disgrace and dishonorable actions, and she puts a protective arm around the Herald. “I’m going to have to ask you to leave.” she says stonily. “We do not want you here, not anymore, if you cannot be civilized and respectful.” If they resist, she summons the guards to handle them, and frets over the Herald– she wants to cheer them up.

Cullen: “You need to leave. Now.” he snaps, irritated. “We have no room for a racist in our midst. Get. Out.” If they do not leave immediately, he has a soldier or two forcibly escort them out. He sighs and takes time to reassure the Herald. “Don’t let them disparage you. There is nothing wrong with you. It’s them; if anyone else gives you any trouble, you let me know. I’ll have them escorted out.”

Leliana: They either didn’t notice the spymaster standing there or they were too stupid to consider their words. In either case, they have fucked up. The woman’s eyes turn cold and calculating and she steps forward with a serene grace. “Would you like to apologize to the Herald?” she asks, giving them one last chance. If they refuse– she has her agents learn everything about them and she gets to work. U kno they DEFINITELY ded.

(i have space in my brain for about 3 Things. here’s two of them)


Dorian specializes in let’s plays of scary games. Zombies, murders, creepy kids in dark hallways. Part of his channel’s appeal, he knows, the thing that really makes his videos stand out, is Bull. Bull, who hates horror movies and video games, but loves Dorian enough to cower in the corner and hide his face in a pillow during every cut scene.

He’ll play other genres on request, though. Lately his subscribers really want him to play this game with the giant bird-dog. Bull wants to play it too, and that’s really the deciding factor.

But no one told Dorian that the point of The Last Guardian was climbing really high up. He can deal with jump scares, and gore, and fucked up shit, but climbing up the side of a building at the edge of a million-mile drop is not something he can do.

About 20 minutes into the livestream, Dorian hands the controller off to Bull, and doesn’t take it back.

Commentary that makes it onto the highlight reel includes:

“Man, it’s a good thing this kid is like, an Olympic level gymnast, because it would be really bad if he lost his grip now.”

“The graphics in the game are gorgeous! Look, Dorian, you can see the leaves on that tree down there!” 
“No I can’t. I’m not looking.”

“Dorian, you’re going to have to let go of my arm if you want me to get past this part.”

“Oh, cool! There’s more tightropes further up!”
“Bye.”

“Eat the fucking thing, Trico.”

“Don’t stop there, you’re going to fall!” 
“No I’m– oh shit.”

The statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull is now wearing a series of 'pussy hats'

(A woman places a “pussy hat” and a red scarf on a statue of a fearless girl facing the Wall Street bull.Mark Lennihan/AP)
In honor of International Women’s Day, people are placing pink, floppy “pussy hats” atop the head of the newly installed statue of a defiant little girl facing off against Wall Street’s “Charging Bull.”

On March 7, the world’s third-largest asset manager, State Street Global Advisors, placed the statue in downtown Manhattan as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. The 50-inch bronze statue stands with hands on hips, eyes locked on the iconic bull.

A day later, women gathered for marches and protests around the world in celebration of International Women’s Day. In the morning, crowds gathered around the fearless girl statue and placed their pussy hats — a symbol of solidarity that first popped up during the Women’s March in January — on her head.

(Mark Lennihan/AP)

The pussy hat became the unofficial feminist uniform when millions marched to advocate for gender equality on President Donald Trump’s first full day in office.

(Mark Lennihan/AP)

The goal of International Women’s Day is to raise awareness about civil liberties, reproductive rights, workplace discrimination, and economic inequality — and push for change.

The statue of the girl is emblematic of that mission. State Street told Business Insider’s Rachael Levy that the statue aims to draw attention to the need for gender diversity in the workplace.

“One of the most iconic images on Wall Street is the charging bull. So the idea of having a female sort of stand against the bull or stand up to the bull just struck us as a very clever but also creative and engaging way to make that statement," Lori Heinel, State Street’s deputy global chief investment officer, said. "Even though it’s a little girl, her stance is one of determination, forwardness, and being willing to challenge and take on the status quo.”

On the morning of March 8, women crowded the statue to take selfies with it.

(Mark Lennihan/AP)

And sixth grade students from the local Blue School drew illustrations of the statue.

(Mark Lennihan/AP)

NOW WATCH: A $2.5 trillion asset manager just put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull



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schmoop alert!! i wrote a thing
adoribull, T, kisses and fluff and not much else really. dorian is a grump but bull always makes things better ^_^


He hadn’t woken up in a terrible mood. Waking up had been rather pleasant, really, for all that he’d been crushed partway into the mattress. His bed was small, and Bull took up most of it. Dorian liked that, though. There was something about the way Bull took up space in his life now. Unapologetic, smiling, warm– he’s never once regretted opening his door to Bull.

Closing the door behind him, however. That’s where the trouble lies. It’s in the moments before Bull turns to walk away, when he’s still leaning on Dorian’s doorframe with that terrible smirk, that’s the problem. He wants something more. More than a tangle of bedsheets and a smile across the tavern later. More than knowing that Bull’s door is always open to him, more knowing he can go to Bull. What he wants– terribly, selfishly– he wants a promise that Bull will come back to him.

It’s not something that he can ask for. It’s not something that fits in what they have. Dorian knows that. His role in this, after he and Bull have spectacular sex and fall asleep in each other’s arms, is to tease Bull about sleeping late and close the door behind him. He can’t ask for a promise, or even a kiss goodbye, because that’s too much like asking for Bull to care.

That’s the feeling that lingers for the rest of the day. Not the warmth and calm of waking up with Bull, but the pointless aching. Why should one kiss matter so much? Why can’t he be satisfied– for once in his life– with what he has?

And asking for affection isn’t something he can do. He has far too much pride to ask for it, and if he’s honest, he’s afraid that Bull might say no. Then of course, he might say yes, and not mean it, and give Dorian everything he asks for but secretly resent him, and–

Dorian slams his book shut. He wasn’t really reading it, anyway.

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“What? You didn’t think I’d just leave and you’d never hear from me again, did you? You are my dearest friend, perhaps my only friend. That will never change no matter where we are.”

Bull Gets A Shave

Because of this. I also wanted to try writing in past-tense again. And I wanted some giggly, corny OTP. Even Kimani is goofy sometimes xD


Bull just wanted to look nice for the opera. That’s all he wanted.

Generally he kept his beard low, managed to shape up the sides so they matched every once in a while, but other than that he left his face alone. Not much he could do about it anyway, but at the very least he could keep himself from looking like Blackwall; Blackwall’s beard had a personality. If pressed, Blackwall’s beard could probably speak.

He hadn’t done much to himself since coming to Val Royeaux; before whisking Kimani away to the spa Vivienne had mentioned he might visit a barber she knew, passing along his information and suggesting he ask Philippe for a “woody” aftershave, whatever that meant. So he went, and Philippe was nice, even nicer when Bull dropped Ma’am’s name. He set Bull up with a ton of pillows on the floor since Bull couldn’t fit anywhere else. The man got to shaving and Bull wasn’t thinking, just liked the feel of the shaving cream and the blade on his cheeks. He wasn’t thinking about the last time he’d been clean-shaven; shit, it’d been years. Ten, maybe fifteen; he had to have been in his early twenties the last time he had a butt-naked face, and Bull was closer to forty than anything else

When Philippe handed him the mirror, Bull snorted. He definitely didn’t look like Blackwall.

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anonymous asked:

Ok... I want your headcanons for this scenario (just for fun): a lipstick lesbian gets elected as US president and her butch wife is first "lady", but is totally unladylike and idk it was fun to imagine. Give me some plot points of this thing :D

Hahahaha oh my god, this sounds amazing. Hm hahaha okay:

1) The Republicans have a field day going off during campaigning season about how dangerous it will be for two lesbians to run the country, because women menstruate and TWO! gOD, they would sync up the entire country and we couldn’t have every women in America PMSing at the same time!

2) When Lipstick Lesbian and Butch First Lady win Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence all die simultaneously from co-occurring heart attacks from the shock.

3) President Lipstick Lesbian comes out and tells them they get two for the price of one because her Butch Lesbian wife is a constitutional lawyer who’s been servin Butch Looks to the community her entire life and also working pro bono defending LGBTQ homeless kids at the New York Ali Forney Center. First move Butch First Lady makes after Lipstick Lesbian wins the presidency is co-hosting when Lady Gaga visited Ali Forney Center back in December haha.

4) Butch First Lady always has iconique hairstyles, as the 8 years of their term goes on, the haircuts just get gayer and gayer and shorter and shorter with more colorful hair dye each time (go off on those butch hair styles, anon, get creative as fuck)

5) Lipstick Lesbian makes it a requirement for parents who send their kids to conversion camps to rot in prison for life.

6) Lipstick Lesbian’s VP is Joe Biden, mainly just because she loves how he points into the crowd all the time.

And lastly, and MOST importantly:

7) They make it top priority to put up a statue of our Mother Hillary Diane Rodham (purposefully leave out Clinton on the statue name) in the front of the Wall Street Bull, standing behind the little girl who’s currently there, acting as a protector for the little one!

Hahahaha, hope these are helpful. I would fucking love to read a fic about two lesbians running our country!

squelchsquelch  asked:

I love your cow/bull AU SO SO SO SO MUCH!!! I thought it was a nice touch that they got to be together for the pregnancy. I can imagine Hanzo threw quite a fit for him to be let off the Shimada estate and taken to his baby daddy's farm.

More like even though Mr. Shimada is an established and experienced rancher, Gabe has access to fancier worldclass resources than him, and is closer to a big medical center than Hanamura is. Just in case anything goes wrong. 

Jesse has never sired any calves before. His offspring could very well make for very difficult calving, and Mr. Shimada doesn’t want to take any risks with his beloved #1 cow, so he sends Hanzo to board in America with Gabe for the duration of the gestation. 

 Hanzo and his calves will likely have to return to Japan soon.

Jesse, brokenhearted, begs Gabe to buy Hanzo and their children back. 

Gabe shakes his head at such a stupid question- Hanzo isn’t for sale, and even if he was, it’d be near impossible to put a price on him. Jesse is insistent, and so when one of the calves is up for auction, he takes a big financial gamble and buys her- just because she’s a great bloodline, he tells himself, and not because there’s a really sad bull blubbering and snotting all over his office window.

When the young heifer steps out of the truck, dizzy from the international flight and terrified at the strange surroundings, she’s immediately taken out to pasture, where an old bull is standing alone in the tall grass. 

She assumes that he’s the bull supposed to mate her, but he quickly corrects her that no, nothing of the sort- his name is Jesse, he’s her father, and he’s waited a long time to see her again. Welcome home.