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It’s only Tuesday, but it’s already been a bad week for the Kardashian klan.
Two of the sisters, Kylie Jenner and Khloé Kardashian, have been publicly accused of outright stealing the designs of black women entrepreneurs, repackaging them as their own and then lying about it. […]
The Kardashians are not under fire because they are hurting black women’s feelings. After all, shoutouts do not pay the bills.
This is a conversation about one of the most recognizable brands in modern American history doing what so many companies and governments before them have done: making money off of the labor of black women, while relegating actual black women to the sidelines.
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- Two years after the attack, when the rangers graduate highschool, they decide to build a house together in the mountains near the ship.
-When goldar went down billy managed to save a lot of gold
“Like my dad said, you find it you keep it”
Needless to say they’re fucking loaded.
-Kim and Trini adopted a cat courtesy of her brothers. The twins found him and managed to keep him for a week before their mom found out and he was sent to live with Trini.
“Take care of gato for us”
“Wait you named i-”
“GATO, is in great hands”
-The cat loves everyone but Zack and Jason. Every time the cat cuddles up to Billy “traitor” can be heard faintly whispered through the house.
-Zack goes to the kitchen at 1 in the morning and finds the cat just sitting there staring at him, they have a staring contest for two mintues until he slowly backs away back into his room.
-They rotate dinner every night. They all make something thats authentic to them but the weekends are take out nights. It an unspoken rule of the house
-Zack almost breaking his neck doing a double take on Trini leaving from Kim’s room in the early morning
-“ITS NOT A WALK OF SHAME IF ITS YOUR OWN HOUSE” Kim passing by headed to the kitchen “you are definitely doing the walk of shame babe.”
-Billy quietly comments from the back “why are you so surprised, thats the 5th time this week.”
“Billy, its tuesday”
- “Hello, yes, i found your number in the yellow pages i was calling to tell you that MY BEST FRIEND JUST GOT LAID also a large pizza please”
-Trini watches a novella one day outta habit, and suddenly Jason and Zack are addicted. “No, trini you cant change the channel we are watching that!”
-Kim puts pink hair dye in her shampoo to figure out who keeps using it. The culprit was Jason…… and Trini
-“Who the fuck put jello in the toilet”
“You see its not actually jello its this silicone-”
“I’ll take it you’re upset with me….”
-Theyre the hardware stores best customer. The owner thinks they own a construction company. He is yet to be corrected
-One day the boys come back from the store early and hear a scream in the house. They all barge in too kims room and walk in on the girls.
“Oh my god GET OUT”
Billy closes his eyes and runs smack into the wall putting a hole in it while jason and Zack are running out dodging pillows.
-“Steve come here girl” “Zack we are not naming our dog Steve” “what about zordon?” “you wanna name my daughter after wall dad? How dare?” “you were about to name her Steve?!” “Personally i thik she looks like a Steve…” “Thank you billy”
-“Oh well if it isnt satan himself coming to visit my room when it does not belong here!” “Guys the cat isnt that bad”
“Billy do not speak on matters that do not concern you”
-“Who taught you savages to do the laundry?” “Trini relax.” “Relax? Jason, Isnt it bad enough my hair is pink but now my white tshirts are too because Zack put your shirts in with mine.”
-“Hey yellow, pink, your hell cat just attacked steve.”
“Do you dare slander my cats good name?! YOU CAN MEET ME IN THE PIT!!”
-They have color coded bath Towels. Zack likes to steal someone elses each week which isnt a problem until he struts out the bathroom in pink towels when Kim’s parents come to visit.
-“I know DAMN well i had last nights episode of Rupauls drag race recorded who DELETED IT?!?” “Sorry Zack that may have been me, but dont worry i have it recorded on my tv too” “Billy, you are my hero”
-Gato steals steves bed all the time and its the leading cause of argument in the house.
- “Satan’s spawn please, my daughters bed is too big for you and she cannot sleep in your small bed” hiss hiss “Okay that was rude” hiiiisss “TRINI! CONTROL YOUR SON AND GET HIM OUTTA MY DAUGHTERS BED RIGHT NOW”
-Fire alarm goes off at six in the morning. Multiple voices are heard screaming “KIM” from 4 seperate rooms
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Good writers borrow. Great writers steal. -T.S. Eliot *
This is great writing advice, but many people are wary about following it because they misunderstand what the terms “borrowing” and “stealing” mean in this context.
I’m here to clarify.
Borrowing is using something of someone else’s. Stealing is making something your own.
This advice means two things:
1. Don’t be afraid of reusing elements from books you love.
I’ve spoken before about stealing in How to Steal: Know Your Tropes. When you see story elements** in a book you love, don’t think that they’re now off-limits to you forever. Just because you love The Great Gatsby and it’s set in 1920s New York doesn’t mean that you can now never write a story set in 1920s New York. Just because you love I Capture the Castle and it’s written as the protagonist’s journal, doesn’t mean you can never write a novel that takes the form of the protagonist’s journal. Just because Scooby-Doo… you get my point by now, don’t you?
Take note of what you love in other stories.*** Remember those elements–the plot twists, character arcs, tropes, settings, etc.–and then use them to write a story full of things you love.
2. Make the things you steal your own.
Borrowing, in this definition, would be writing about a 1920s bootlegger in love with the girl across the way, trying desperately to impress her with his wealth. You’re stealing from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby… and making it no less F. Scott Fitzgerald’sstory.
This example steals too much from one place. It’s too timid in it’s approach. it’s too afraid to take anything from the story, so it keeps everything the same. Anything that tries to be like Gatsby,butbetter is destined to fail. (Maybe a little like Gatsby himself. Just throw a bigger party, old sport! That’ll do the trick!)
The key to stealing is stealing from multiple things at once until it looks like your very own thing. Stealing is writing a novel about a gang of mystery solving teenagers in 1920s New York, told in the form of a journal the group takes turns writing in. (Because we’re going to add a splash of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants here.)
Stealing is saying: these story elements are mine now and I’m going to use them the way I like, combined with my interests. And you know what? By stealing bits and pieces from all of the things you love, you’re creating something unique and new and wonderful.
So go out there. And steal. Never borrow.
*This is commonly attributed to him at least. The internet tells me he definitely said something close to it.
**Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the words themselves. Never steal somebody else’s words. Basicallyeverything else is up for grabs, though.
***You’re not limited to stealing from books. Steal from movies. From TV shows. From plays. From epic poetry. From that anecdote your neighbor told you last week.
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How many vehicles has Steve wrecked and did this pattern start before he got the serum or after?
thankfully, he only really started wrecking stuff properly after the serum. he’s always been really good at using his surroundings to his advantage in a fight, and he had surprisingly good spatial awareness for a half-deaf colorblind guy. which was good because he had pretty much nothing but that and pure bullheadedness going for him when it came to actual fisticuffs. well, that and me. i was usually there to fish him out before things got too nasty. he always hated that.
plus, steve’s fights when he was still a brave little toaster and not a brave industrial refrigerator were mostly backalley fistfights, and therefore rarely merited the throw-a-motorcycle-at-it method of conflict resolution.
but after? i have no idea how many vehicles he’s wrecked. im told that one of the first things he did was rip a door off a taxicab to use as a shield, which, typical. and then he was hoisting aloft motorcycles loaded with ladies in the star spangled show, and ive got no clue what happened with that. during the war he went through six or so bikes, and if you wanna count enemy vehicles, it seemed like we were blowing up or stealing somebody’s ride every other week at least.
and it seems that the future has not slowed him down on that front. from what ive heard and seen, he’s continued his one man war on all things horsepowered.
frankly at this point he’s probably killed as many vehicles as i have people.
Okay but what about the Gotham Sirens adopting Jason?
Selina was so sweet on Jason when he was Robin, he had the best sense of humor out of the Bats because it was just like her’s. The rare times Jason was off on his own she would always drop by and listen to Her Little Robin, comforting him after a fight with the Bat because he ‘used too much force’ or because ‘he’s too reckless’. Selina would even ask Jason to pull off small heists with her from time to time. He told her that he would only do it if she would either return the items before they went missing or if she donated most of it to charity. The Gotham City Museum was hijacked so many times by Catwoman and Robin but no one ever knew because she would always return the items so Jason didn’t get in trouble.
After Jason died Catwoman disappeared for a week, even Selina Kyle disappeared. After that week Catwoman was back in action but the first few weeks she didn’t steal anything that was worth the normal amounts that her previous heists had been, these were more like trinkets and Bruce couldn’t figure out the pattern. Selina had stolen every item she and Jason had ever stolen together; she donated them all the homeless center for abused children.
Selina never looked at Bruce quite the same way after Tim showed up that first night in a Robin costume, in Jason’s costume. She yelled and screamed about how Her Little Robin was already being forgotten and replaced. That Jason was worth more than just a few weeks of grief before just going back to normal. Bruce tried to explain that Batman needed a Robin, that Jason had known the risks and that he would never be forgotten but Selina didn’t listen. After that she still flirted with Batman, but it was only half-hearted at best. Bruce would never admit it but he was slightly heartbroken by the tearing of their relationship, it never really healed even after Jason was brought back by the Pit.
Bruce saved the Joker from the rubble in Batman Under the Red Hood but Jason had to drag himself out. With his injuries he couldn’t get far but he remembered this little roof-top where Selina told him many years ago she went to clear her mind. It took over an hour but Jason eventually managed to get to that roof-top and wait for Selina if she would come. Selina had gone out to check the huge explosion that had echoed through the streets but when she’d gotten to the sight Batman was gone and the Joker was being taken back to Arkham. Seeing nothing for her to do she retreated to her little roof-top only to find someone already there. She couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the blue eyes open at the sound of her approach, Her Little Robin had returned to her. She didn’t know how it was possible but she didn’t care, he was back in her arms and back in her life, she wasn’t letting go again.
When Selina saw the extent of Jason’s injuries from his fight with Bruce over the Joker she was furious. How dare the Bat hurt Her Little Robin after everything he’d already been through. She got him into a warm bath so he could soak and maybe take some of the edges of pain off, he was barely conscious, putty in her arms and trusting her to keep him safe; tears welled up in her eyes again and she didn’t even try to stop them. While Jason was in the tub she stripped her bed and put on the nicest silk sheets she had and made the bed for Her Little Robin because he deserved something nice for once in his life. After getting Jason settled in the bed she made a call to Harley and Ivy, telling them to meet her on top of her building. When Jason heard Selina open the window he let out a broken little whimper, he didn’t want to be alone again. Selina immediately went over to Jason and curled next to him, holding him to where he could hear her heartbeat and promising him that she wasn’t leaving him, she just had something to take care of; she stayed till he fell asleep.
Selina explained what she knew to Ivy & Harley, both righteously angry over what the poor boy had had to endure in his short life. Harley confessed that she’d always felt partially responsible for Jason’s death because she had left the Joker at that time due to a fight, if she had stayed maybe the Joker wouldn’t have gone so far. Selina told Harley that she should tell Jason that, that Her Little Robin would understand and wouldn’t blame her. Harley was doubtful but Ivy promised she would go with her to talk to the former Robin when this was all over.
The Gotham Sirens broke into Wayne manor and cornered a drunk Bruce in his study. When Selina started to growl and hiss at the man about the cut at his collarbone, that she would recognize the wound of a batarang anywhere, and how dare he attack that boy after everything. Bruce was so out of it that he broke down, he broke down and talked about the Pit, the explosion that killed Jason, about how he almost got himself killed because he was so angry and raw about Jason’s death, about how he didn’t let Tim do nearly what he’d let Jason and Dick do. But the last thing he told her about was the case with Jason’s costume. When Catwoman heard about that and about the engraving ‘My partner. My soldier. My fault.’ and she lost it. Harley and Ivy had to restrain her from scratching out Bruce’s eyes. How dare he call Jason his soldier, what about a son, was he ever a son to you Bruce? but Bruce was so far gone in his misery that he didn’t even notice.
Before they left Selina gave Bruce a warning to stay away from Jason. After she had climbed out the window Harley and Ivy stepped in front of Batman and threatened him as well, they might not know the boy as well as Selina did but if he was that important they would protect him for their friend too.
Harley apologized to Jason and, though he was wary of her for a while, he told her that most of his anger had never been at her. Sure he’d always thought she was a psychotic bitch but he didn’t blame her for his death. When she’d heard that, a huge burden lifted from Harley’s soldiers and without even thinking anything she hugged Jason tightly. He hissed at the pressure on his wounds but he gave her awkward pats on the back to let her know there weren’t any hard feelings.
Ivy gave Jason a shot that would render him immune to all of her plants and poisons. When Jason questioned her she told Jason that he was important to Selina and that he had given Harley something her girlfriend had desperately needed so she had no problem helping him. Jason stared at her blankly for a moment before asking when she’d left the Joker. Harley explained that after the Joker had murdered Jason, Harley thought he had taken it too far. Sure they’d killed before but this time it as so…personal and unnecessary that it felt wrong to Harley. She quickly packed up and never looked back.
Selina curled up in bed with Her Little Robin that evening and he let her hold him, just like a mother would. Once he’d fallen asleep Harley had decided to drag Ivy onto the bed and there was a huge pile of bodies on Selina’s giant bed but no one seemed to mind. In the morning Jason woke up first and saw that he had the three of Gotham’s most powerful villainous women curled around him and he felt…safe for the first time since he’d first laid eyes on the bomb that he knew would take his life. He made breakfast and eventually the smell of food woke the three ladies up enough for them to shuffle into the kitchen; they declared that Jason was going to be their stay in son from now on.
Jason put up a half-hearted fight but for some reason, his chest was getting really warm and he felt strangely giddy. He jokingly asked Selina if that meant she was his new mother and Selina merely got up and pulled Jason down to where she could plant a kiss on the boy’s forehead ‘I let you die once, I’m not letting my son get hurt again’ and that was how Selina Kyle adopted him of sorts. Harley had cried and told Jason that if Selina was his mother that since they were close as sisters that meant that Harley and Ivy were Jason’s aunts! He’d put his hand over his heart in mock horror but he couldn’t fight the smile that was making its way onto his face. It was crazy and not nearly what he’d imagined all those years ago as a street rat but he finally had the family he’d always wanted.
Like is it just me or is does it seem like, no matter the flavor of discourse that week is, somehow the target is stealing “queer resources”? Like I’ve literally seen this EVERYWHERE, mga people are stealing the queer resources, trans people are stealing the queer resources, non-binary trans people are stealing the queer resources, ace, aro, and aroaces are stealing our queer resources, like what the hell even are “queer resources” and why are they so limited? And if they’re so limited, why are we focused on cutting people off and rationing rather than working to get more?
Supercorp: Lena has a bucket list that she wrote when she was younger. It's a bucket list of places where she would like to have a kiss with her wife (she's known even back then she likes women). Places like the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, etc.
mean to pry; she had stumbled upon the list accidentally. She was sure that
Lena had stolen her oversized blue hoodie and she was determined to find it.
She knew her girlfriend would never admit to stealing it, but Kara hadn’t seen
it at her own apartment in weeks. Her plan was to steal it back and wash it, so
that it smelled like her again, before ‘leaving’ it at Lena’s.
rummaged through the chest of drawers in the bedroom when she came across a
wooden box with an intricate pattern carved into the top. She ran her
fingertips over the swirls that were engraved and before she knew what she was
doing, had opened the box.
at the contents; there wasn’t much in the box, but it contained a snap shot
into Lena’s life. A baby picture from before she was adopted by the Luthors,
school report cards showing that Lena was exceptional student from an early
age, photos of Lena and Lex when they were younger, graduation pictures and a
picture of Lena with a nose stud.
went wide; her girlfriend had never once mentioned having her nose
There was a
folded piece of paper at the bottom of the box. Kara took it out and felt her heart
melt as she read it; it was a list of places Lena wanted to kiss her future
down the list and a wide smile crossed her face when she reached the final
place on the list, National City Observatory. That, Kara thought, she
later, after a wonderful date to Lena’s favourite restaurant, Kara led her
towards the National City Observatory, instead of back to Kara’s
sweetie, the observatory has been shut for hours…’ Lena pointed out gently.
smiled and rapped her knuckles on the door.
gentleman suddenly appeared and opened the door.
Danvers!’ He exclaimed happily, 'everything is set up. Enjoy!’
quizzically at Kara who was practically bubbling away in excitement.
Ron!’ Kara grinned and pulled Lena by the hand to the stairwell leading up to
the top of the building.
Why..? What..?’ Lena questioned, unsure of where to start. 'How come we’re here
after it’s closed?’ Lena settled on.
'I have my
ways…’ Kara answered cryptically, 'I was Ms Grant’s personal assistant for
over two years, I picked up a few things!’
of Lena’s hand, Kara pushed the door open and pulled her inside. Lena let out a
small gasp; only the interactive ceiling was on, flooding the room with the
glow of the stars programmed in. Lena scanned the stars for a few moments
before looking at Kara.
constellations what I think they are?’ She asked with a slight look of wonder
in her eyes.
the stars I grew up with, the ones my parents taught me the names of on
Krypton’ Kara nodded.
teach me?’ Lena questioned.
Lena over to the blanket and pillows she had asked to be placed in the centre
of the room. She sat, pulled Lena down and snuggled in next to her.
the next hour pointing out the various constellations along with their names
and meanings, enjoying the way her native language rolled off Lena’s
pointed out the group of stars named after a set of star crossed lovers, ones
who fought against their families to be together.
Lena whispered as she laced their fingers together.
and leaned in for a kiss.
broke apart Kara looked almost bashful as she reached over to pick up her
'I have a
confession to make…’ Kara smiled shyly as she pulled out the piece of paper
she had removed from the wooden box she had found in Lena’s chest of drawers a
month ago. 'I found this’ she handed Lena the paper, 'I was looking for
my hoodie and found your keepsake box…’
unfolded the paper and chuckled as she saw the scrawling handwriting she had as
a teenager, listing all the places she wanted to kiss her future
want to cross off the bottom one?’ Kara smiled as she handed Lena a pen.
and leant in for another kiss before putting a small tick next to National
Kara was a
ball of nerves as she paced up and down the hotel room waiting for Lena to
finish getting ready. They had discussed traveling to London for a small
getaway for months, before finally going ahead and making the
was stunning, just like the pictures, and Kara couldn’t quite believe the views
of central London from the window. Lena, of course, had booked a suite and they
could see Tower Bridge from their room.
her bag one final time to confirm that the little black box was in there
and took a deep breath. She smoothed the non-existent creases in her midnight
blue cocktail dress and turned as the bathroom door clicked open behind
out, a slinky black number that made Kara’s heart skip a beat, hugging her
look breath taking’ Kara murmured out.
'As do you,
my love’ Lena answered and brought her lips to Kara’s for a quick kiss.
on her heels and held her hand out to Kara, 'shall we?’
as she took her girlfriend’s hand, her free hand ghosting over the jewellery
box in her bag one final time.
Kara asked Lena is she wanted to walk along the river; they wander along the
Thames from Tower Bridge down to the Houses of Parliament. Lena talked
excitedly about the year she spent abroad studying in London and with the London
Eye behind them, Kara can’t contain herself any longer.
Lena’s hand in hers and tugged slightly to get her attention.
started, looking loving into her girlfriend’s eyes, 'I honestly never thought
when I walked into your office all those years ago that I would fall madly in
love with you. You are the most incredible woman I have ever met; you’re so
smart and kind and Rao you are beautiful!’
her hand into her bag and pulled out the ring box.
'I may be
the Superhero, but you Lena, you are the bravest person I know…’
slightly shaking, Kara opened the ring box to reveal a simple square cut
solitaire diamond on a band of white gold.
Luthor, will you marry me?’
whispered out as she held out her left hand. Kara slid the engagement ring on
and smiled at her fiancé.
Kara in for a kiss and they broke apart giggling when they heard a few whoops
and claps from the people passing by.
back to their hotel, caught up in the magical moment that had just
Once back in
the room, Kara pulled a folded piece of paper from her bag and handed it to
Lena; Lena laughed as she unfolded it and placed a small tick next to London.
many places left; they had crossed off the Eiffel Tower a year ago and the
Empire State building six months ago.
favourite kiss yet’ Lena smiled as she placed a small heart next to the tick
she had just made.
Kara had been happily married for eight years and had decided to travel to Niagara
Falls to celebrate. As per their tradition they kissed and chuckled to
themselves, still surprised that a kiss could still give them both butterflies.
Kara took out the list and handed it to Lena.
last one…’ Kara said softly as she sat next to Lena on the bed, 'we’ve
completed your list!’
Lena bit her
lip as she reached over into her bag and handed Kara another folded piece of
paper, 'I made a new one…’