1. In Norwegian we don’t use the word “boy” or “girl” when we are talking about the person we are romantically involved with. We call it “kjæreste” which is gender neutral and directly translated means “dearest”. I think this is one of the reasons why Isak wrote “his name is Even. That is a boys’ name.” To point out that his “dearest” is, in fact, a boy. I also think Isak was looking for a reaction from his father. (I’m so happy his dad wanted to meet Even and didn’t seem to care that Even is a boy.)
2. AM I CRAZY OR HAVE ALL THEALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES COME TRUE? First it was the curtains that where yellow in an alternative universe. Flash forward to Friday and Saturday’s clips and Sunday’s photo of Even, Isak has hung up a yellow blanket over the curtains. Then the alternative universe where Even texts Isak back, and now he’s answering Isak’s texts before Isak can put his phone down, he’s even texting Isak first! And then the drawing where Even drew them eating together in an alternative universe and BAM! Saturday morning, Even fucking makes breakfast for Isak!
i want to roleplay a broke couple. and when i say broke, i mean broke. living paycheck to paycheck, having the lights turned off and having no choice but to live in the dark until the next payday, buying a shitty prepaid phone because the phone bill was too high so it got turned off, coupon clipping on sunday mornings and stretching every penny they have at the grocery store. making weird meals with the stuff hidden in the very back of the cabinet….fighting about money and decisions they’ve made that got them there, but banding together and promising to make it through it, the whispers of comfort through the night. ugh. give this to me.
A friend of mine is here tonight, I haven’t seen him but I know he is here. And we kind of lost touch over the years, a little bit - we have seen each other here and there…
But there was a point I was thinking about it earlier when I found out he was coming - and we were really really tight at one point for a couple of years, like busting around London, both trying to make it and all that. And - I don’t know where you are babe - but I’ve got to say we both fucking made it.. It’s Nick Grimshaw from Radio 1 […]
Are you there? Hi darling! And I just thought today how much I really miss you and I really would like to come round for take away! Alright? This is ‘Make You Feel My Love’ - this is for you..
The video of police shooing Terence Crutcher may be “the worst we’ve seen yet.”
Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, released video and audio clips Monday from the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, a stranded black motorist. The clips, captured from multiple angles on Friday, show 40-year-old Crutcher with his hands up before he is stunned with a stungun and then shot by Tulsa officers.
Authorities gathered local community leaders at Tulsa Police headquarters on Sunday to preview the clips. Ray Owens, a pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church, was among the 30 people present for the viewing.
“My impression is the video I saw is among the worst that we have seen nationally,” Owens said.
The names of the two officers involved in Crutcher’s death were released Sunday, according to the Tulsa World. Officer Betty Shelby, who fired the gun, was placed on routine administrative leave. The status of Officer Tyler Turnbough, who deployed the stun gun, was unclear.
(this is the entire clip from sunday driving - the married life about Geoff’s anal story, its pretty long, and i couldn’t cut out the bits about Griffon’s bad driving, but if you can deal with that, the clip is really funny)
I’ve shut my mouth on the negative reactions since Saturday/Sunday when the promo clip was released, but it’s finally too much and I’ve lost my patience with the fandom so I need to get it out at last.
Yes, the Bellarke fandom is being homophobic in its reaction to Clexa.
No, being homophobic isn’t just saying “I hate the gays”.
If being homophobic was that easy, it would be just as easy to spot it. But, like with any kind of discrimination and oppression, it’s not. It’s an accumulation of little things, of things you probably aren’t even aware are problematic, that have been piling up over the last three days and that qualify as homophobia (biphobia and/or heteronormative sometimes), and it is no surprise the Clexa shippers, and the LGBT+ part of the fandom as a whole, are getting more and more upset about it each day.
Homophobia against Clexa is looking for more and more reasons to explain why the kiss being “out of context” means that it’s fake, forced, or even a dream sequence, instead of just agreeing that it is out of context in that we simply don’t know what events build up to the kiss.
Homophobia is saying that you don’t mind if Clexa happens as long as they break up sooner rather than later, to leave way for Bellarke, who’s very obviously the endgame pairing of the show despite everything Jason has been telling us. Biphobia and heteronormativity is saying that exact same thing in a way that make it sound like you don’t mind if Clarke is bisexual, as long as she isn’t too open and obvious about it, and as long as she goes back to being in a relationship with a guy because that’s what she’s supposed to do. “Let her be bisexual but not too much.”
Homophobia is calling Clexa a “gay ship”, thus erasing all the other sexual and romantic orientations under the LGBT+ spectrum. Clarke is bi so, duh, the word “gay” doesn’t apply to her or her relationships with women. Period.
Homophobia is saying that the writers are baiting you with Bellarke and this is so unfair, this is the worst, how dare they. Queerbaiting is a thing. Straightbaiting isn’t. So if don’t include the idea that baiting the audience with Bellarke is problematic in that Bellamy/Bob is an actor of color while they keep canonically pairing Clarke with white characters, your argument means nothing. Using Bellarke to promote the show is marketing, deal with it.
Those are things I’ve seen constantly in the Bellarke tag in the last few days, and in the Clexa tag too since you people don’t seem to care about tagging etiquette. Those are things that rub people the wrong way, because it’s an accumulation of micro-aggressions, over and over again.
In a news conference Monday, the university’s president, David Boren, said that his legal staff was exploring all options to take action against individual students involved in the video. He earlie…
University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Monday there was “zero tolerance” for racist and bigoted behavior at the university.
His comments followed the release of a video clip on Sunday which showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chanting against African Americans.
At a press conference, Boren reiterated his earlier statement on the racist video, saying that those involved in the racist video “don’t deserve to be called Sooners,” the nickname for University of Oklahoma students. He said Sooners were not racists or bigots.
Boren said the fraternity house would be closed immediately and that the members would be out of the house by midnight tomorrow.
“As they pack their bags I hope they think long and hard about what they’ve done, about how words can injure and hurt other people,” Boren said. “This is not our way. This is not our values. This is not who we are.”
He said that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity would not be back at the university as long as he was president.
“We will look at all possible punishment for the student leaders most involved in the incident… up to and including expulsion,” Boren said.
He said his legal staff was working to see if action could be taken against individual fraternity members who took a lead in the racist chanting under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on which the university’s discrimination policy is based.
When asked if the university’s student services would help the fraternity members in any way, Boren said, “We don’t provide assistance to racists and bigots.”
He said he hoped the fraternity would provide a list of all the students on the bus where the video was taken.
He also said that he would want those students to meet African American leaders in the community and personally apologize to them in a meeting at his office.
THR: 'Once Upon a Time' Bosses on Season Finale: It's a "Two-Hour Concept Movie" + Sneak Peek
Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis talk with THR about the final three episodes of the season and changing the structure of season five — plus watch an exclusive clip from Sunday’s episode.
As Once Upon a Time approaches its fourth season finale, key relationships are on the verge of shifting.
Although the Queens of Darkness was the show’s sell going into the second half of season four, the series is down to just one — Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) — and she’s, in theory, about to get her happy ending with the return of her daughter, Lily (Agnes Bruckner).
Meanwhile, things are less happy for the former Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla). Regina learned in the last hour that not only had her evil sister, Zelena (Rebecca Mader), been impersonating Marian (Christie Laing) — aka the wife of Regina’s true love, Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) — but Zelena is now pregnant.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Once Upon a Time executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddie Kitsis to break down what to expect from the maternal shenanigans, Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) upcoming test, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) and how the show’s split-season approach will change for its expected fifth season.
There’s a lot of mama drama — Zelena’s pregnancy, Lily’s impending return to Storybrooke and Regina’s mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey) featured in flashbacks. What can you preview about Sunday’s hour?
Eddy Kitsis: This Sunday we’re going to get into all the mama drama. We are going to get a big, juicy, Robin Hood-Regina, “What the hell do we do now?” scene in a bar in New York City.
How much can you play with pregnancy options on a show that airs in the family hour at 8 p.m. on a Disney-owned channel?
Kitsis: This entire week’s episode is literally about those questions, and what do they do?
Adam Horowitz: The episode’s titled, “Mother,” and it plays with that idea in a number of ways.
Is Zelena a character you view as redeemable at this point?
Kitsis: What we’ve tried to do on the show is no one is completely good and no one is completely bad. We’ve had Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) do something horrible and Rumple do something beautiful. Where Zelena ends up is truly up to her. Everyone’s worried about Emma going dark, but for this weekend, I’d be more worried about Regina.
Given Regina’s struggle to remain on the right path, how is she going to handle this curve ball?
Kitsis: That’s what the episode is about: what does she do? It’s so hard to be good, it’s so much easier to tap into your darker temptations. It’s so much easier to throw your computer versus patiently try to fix it.
What can you tease about the Cora flashbacks?
Kitsis: Cora is one of our favorite characters to write for. This is one of our flashbacks that’s really about getting into the character, and the psyche of Regina; learning something new about her as a character. It’s not like, “Oh my God, here’s a huge mythological flashback!” It’s a flashback between a mother and a daughter, that really sets up Regina and her state of mind in Storybrooke. We realize there was a time in Regina’s life where her mom tried to give her advice about who her real enemy is.
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