stay free forever

                “My daughter is going through her Harry Styles phase, right? First, she insisted for tickets which I got it for her anyway. Second, his album has been on repeat every passing second since release. Third, is there anything else I should worry about? Any warnings about this Styles guy?” Cassandra questioned, arms firmly crossing over her chest before raising a brow at the other.

two realities

In your universe,
The quality of air undulates.
Clear skies cloud and
Rain collapses onto me.

I cannot speak here.
Cannot breathe, or be,
Cannot even dream,
For your sky is starless and your world
Horizonless.

I was never meant to surpass you,
Rather live perpetually in your unremarkable shadow.

In your universe,
Your stare pecks at me like
Crows swarming hostile
Swoops above
Smokeless cities
Fogged with smog.
You say this is how cities were meant to be,
Cars made to pollute
Air couldn’t stay free of toxins forever,
and the same rain that cleanses also burns,
But give me acid rain to remind me
That I cannot live in your reality.

In my universe,
Cities are fleeting,
Destinations liminal like departures from terminals:
A waiting room for the end.

But I have steadily rebuilt
What you have eroded
With your acidic precipitations.
My cities, now shadowless,
Where we have turned the remnants
Of pollutants into nutrients
Needed to regrow
This land you destroyed with one intention:
To hone into me the truth
That what nourishes, can also
Destroy,
But I have relearned the opposite,
Have returned to a time
When air was breatheable
And horizons visible
In a sky where stars are reborn
And you are not welcomed here.

Can't Get You Out of My Head
Kylie Minogue
Can't Get You Out of My Head

Can’t Get You Out of My Head
by Kylie Minogue

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, your lovin’ is all I think about
I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, its more than I dare to think about

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, your lovin’ is all I think about
I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, its more than I dare to think about

Every night
Every day
Just to be there in your arms
Won’t you stay
Won’t you stay
Stay forever and ever and ever ah ah

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, your lovin’ is all I think about
I just can’t get you out of my head
Boy, its more than I dare to think about

There’s a dark secret in me
Don’t leave me lost in your arms
Set me free
Feel the need in me
Set me free
Stay forever and ever and ever ah ah

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

I just can’t get you out of my head (La,la,la La,la,la,la,la)

cold and empty
held by force
no one to hear my plea

awaiting death
a certain fate –
but you have set me free

i’ll stay forever
by your side
a choice that’s made by me

—  there are no shackles here | d.l.

What is this straight up bullshit that I’m always seeing about the Minutemen being the only ones looking to avoid killing innocents in the Institute? No faction has more of a reason to hate the Institute than the Railroad and yet Desdemona says straight out the gate that they’ll be doing everything they can to avoid collateral damage.

When you get into the Institute, she tells Tom to “send out anyone that’s unarmed, Institute personnel included.” And it’s not like the Sole Survivor has to argue her into it or like she even puts it up to debate with them. This is how the RR operates. You can see it in her dialogue again-

“But the Institute isn’t just populated by diabolical scientists. Families live there. Children. If we destroy them, we’re going to evacuate more than just Synths.”

and again-

“I can’t condone the killing of innocents. That is not what the Railroad is about.”

and again-

“…if we ever can permanently disable or even destroy the Institute, we will do it. But we won’t do it for revenge. We’ll do it out of necessity. To ensure that the synths stay safe and free, forever… We will spill only as much blood as we have to. We’re more than murderers…” 

My other Queer Storytelling Thing is, when it comes to romantic relationships, I get to be as unrealistic as I want. “But there’s no way people who fell in love as teenagers would stay together foreve–” Mm, nope, I don’t care. Y'all got Disney and all the fairytale fantasy relationships that came with it. If you get love at first sight in every other movie I think I have a right to have a couple that stays together and doesn’t die or break up like every other gay movie.