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12x11 Coda: More Than His Share

apparently I can only finish codas the night before the next episode airs.  destiel, 1k

There’s been times that he’s wanted to wring every last damn memory out of his brain like it’s a sponge, like if he squeezes in all the right places, he can drain his thoughts.

This is not one of those times.

Right now, Dean clings to every hazy memory that his brain throws in sharp relief, one after the other like developing photos.  It’s not immediate.  When he tells Sam that he’s okay, the major events of his life have puzzle pieced their way back into place, but the details remain lost on him.  As he sits in the Impala, the cracks fill.

Sitting in the backseat with Sam nodding off against the rattling door, watching streetlights make patterns on the leather.  His first few hunts, all shaky trigger fingers and stains he couldn’t work out how to clean.  Cooking endless TV dinners and boxes of mac ‘n cheese.  Sam and Dad’s voices, raising in volume with every shouted word.  The empty backseat after he left.  Hunt after hunt alone.  A bullet straight between Azazel’s ugly eyes.  A deal, a kiss, a howl.  Unpleasant flashes of hellfire from the little of his time there he wasn’t able to stow away in a box somewhere in his head.  

He’s amazed by how much Cas there is.

The exact fold of his old, ill-fitting trench coat, down to how many buttons chased each other up and down the flaps.  The gummy crinkles of his first-ever smile, and how much bigger it’s been growing over the years.  The warm steadiness of his hand on Dean’s shoulder, resting where the scorching red handprint used to lay.

Dean’s lived a long life—most of it, admittedly, dead.  But Cas takes up so much more than his share of space.

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Bomb squad called over box of cookies with Arabic text on it, Islamophobia alive and well in America.

On Monday, police were called to a gas station near East Stroudsburg,Pennsylvania, when a customer panicked at the sight of a box with Arabic lettering on it, WNEP-TV reported. The supposedly suspicious box turned out to just be a box of Halwani Bros Maamoul Date Filled Cookies — something easily purchased on Amazon.

While the cookie box did feature some Arabic script, it also featured plenty of words written in English. The label clearly states in English that the package contains “date filled cookies.” Still, the call resulted in the arrival of three police cars and the bomb squad unit to the gas station.  

Maamoul cookies for those that don’t know are sometimes referred to as a “cultural neutralizer." 

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So you have chosen aloneness. You have chosen the security and the relative freedom of solitude, because there is no risk involved. You can stay up every night and watch your TV shows and eat ice cream out of the box and scroll through your Tumblr and never let your brain sit still, not even for a moment. You can fill your days up with books and coffees and trips to the store where you forget what you wanted the second you walk in the automatic sliding door. You can do so many little, pointless things throughout the day that all you can think of is how badly you want to sleep, how heavy your whole body is, how much your feet hurt. You can wear yourself out again and again on the pavement, and you do, and it feels good.
No one will ever bridge that gap and point to your stomach or your hair or your eyes in the mirror and magically make you see the wonderful things about getting to be next to you. And maybe that’s it, after all, this fear that no one will ever truly feel about you the way you want to be felt about. Maybe what you want is someone to make you love yourself, to put sense into all that positive rhetoric, to make it so the aloneness of TV and blasting music in your ears at all times isn’t the most happy place you can think of. Maybe you want someone who makes you so sure of how wonderful things are that you cannot help but to tell them your feelings first, even at the risk of being humiliated. Because you will know that, when you’re telling them you love them, what you’re really saying is “I love who I become when I am with you.
—  Chelsea Fagan, For When You Think That No One Will Love You

ASK THE HAPPY ALONG! :) When you get this, reply with five things that make you happy and pass along to ten nice people. <3

Tagged by @whatyoufish4 (Can’t believe i was tagged, thanks so much!! I blushed)

1. Cold weather.

2. Not being able to put a book down.

3. Getting into a TV series when there is already loads of box sets out so you can binge watch them all.

4. Quiet Museums.

5. Elementary! (Had to say it) 

(Is it sad that i struggled with 5 things…)


Hmm, I pass it along to @sickrent, @niharika27, @sherlocksholmes, @addictedtobeinghimself, @nairobiwonders, @joaneuglassiawatson

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He’s like a… Have you ever seen a drunk baby? Ah, it’s a long story involving my son, a rum cake, and a low counter. Suffice it to say, that it turns out, at first, it’s endearing to watch them bounce of off the walls, but man, you take your eyes off them for one second and bam! They’ve got a bucket on their head and they’re plowing right through your brand new flat screen TV. God save me, it was barely out of the box.

Pitiful

It’s times like these,
Laying next to someone who doesn’t love me,
Half watching inconsequential television,
Sipping boxed wine out of a full sized Dixie cup,
That I wonder what’s wrong with me.
What series of events
Led me to be complacent with such mediocrity.
What made me content to live without passion.
I’ve had betrayals and cheats.
I’ve had those who “weren’t ready.”
I’ve had those who simply faded away.
But I’ve only been in love once,
And this has been the greatest blow off all.
I am not only alone,
Not only unloved,
Not only intensely lonely,
But my heart has convinced me this is deserved.
That this is the best I can do.
That I’ll never find more.
And if I continue on this way I won’t.
Yet I do.
My heart rules me,
And my gut won’t grant me the courage to leave.

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Far Cry Primal PS4 Crafted from Stone (Ubisoft Marketing Promo)

A Primal Take on Modern Gaming

Today, Ubisoft Entertainment has released a range of stunning photos of a hand-crafted Sony PlayStation 4 and DualShock 4 controllers, to mark the upcoming launch of Far Cry Primal on February 23rd, 2016.

Working free-hand, accredited master carver and stone mason, Nick Roberson, was commissioned to intricately replicate these items from stone, to showcase the Stone Age era that the franchise moves to in the latest installment.

In addition to the PS4 console and controllers, Nick Roberson was also commissioned to craft an entire gaming den from hand-carved finest Fletcher Band sandstone. The den was also kitted out with a stone television, pizza box, beer can and an impressive carved coffee table.

The result is a stunning image of a prehistoric take on the contemporary items of today, as regularly seen in modern gaming pads across the country.

Footage of the main pieces being chiseled can be viewed here in the official video feature.

“This project was undertaken to highlight the vast landscape and rich setting of the Stone Age era in Far Cry Primal,” comments Tom Goldberger, Senior PR Manager at Ubisoft. “Nick has managed to immortalize, in stone, the beautiful, elegant designs of these iconic items with unbelievable accuracy.”

Stonemason, Nick Roberson, who has over 20 years of experience, which has seen him take on commissions for Hollywood movies, comments on his involvement on creating the man cave; “This project was a great challenge for me and I really enjoyed seeing the modern and techy items come together in this natural form. The buttons of the controllers were certainly tricky but I’m delighted with the final results and the fantastic way they’ve been collated for the shoot.”

Far Cry Primal is available to own on February 23rd on the Sony PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Microsoft Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be available on Windows PC on March 1st, 2016.

Good. Come here and show me how to set up my television.”
It wasn’t hard to do. Malfoy had apparently been foiled by the complications involved in taking a television out of its box and plugging a few things in.
When the picture jumped into vivid flickering life, Malfoy reached out and placed his hand against the screen.
“Success!” he said, glowing. “Victory! Tiny people in a box just for me!
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Drop Dead Gorgeous by Maya

Maya’s Draco is the best Draco 

“Off my case, toilet-face!”

Did you know the theme song from Welcome Back, Kotter became a No. 1 hit in the spring of 1976? The show was so popular that DC Comics published ten issues of a Welcome Back, Kotter comic book in 1976 as well! Find out more about the Emmy award nominated series at the Paley Center!

News flash- it’s Murphy Brown!

Murphy Brown: journalist, news anchor, single mother… Superhero? Almost! Murphy Brown and DC Comic heroine Diana Prince (The New Adventures of Wonder Woman) may not be one in the same, but they did share the same home. If you look closely at outside shots of Murphy’s building, you’ll notice it’s the exact same as Wonder Woman’s!

Check out Murphy Brown at the Paley Center!

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Kyary’s comment video for “musicl TV x BREAK OUT presents LOVE BOX 2015”

No TV… No internet … The entire day… The toy box came out… I came a lot… Now the entire place filled with the auroma of my cunt….. I’m wiped out… *smiles*

It’s the Waltons!

This show premiered on CBS in 1972 and the Waltons remained in homes for close to 9 years, with a series fun and six feature length sequels. This award winning show won a Peabody its first season, not too shabby!

The Walton house featured in the show is located in the jungle section of Warner Bros. Burbank sutdios and was later used as the Dragonfly Inn that Lorelai and Sookie purchased in Gilmore Girls’ season 1.

Can you imagine the Waltons and the Gilmore gals?

Both shows are featured at the Paley Center currently celebrating close to 50 years of Warner Bros. TV with Television: Out of the Box.