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PLL Finale Reactions

The snow/snowball moment (remembering the snowball theories):

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Melissa in the black hoodie:

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Then IMMEDIATELY remembering the cast/crew said that the first “A” we see is not what we think meaning they’re probably wearing a mask:

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Mona taking off the Melissa mask (and thinking that she was A.D.):

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Realizing Mona wasn’t A.D. because she was talking to A.D.:

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Mona bitch slapping Spencer:

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Spencer waking up and seeing her reflection herself her twin:

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Spencer’s twin with the British accent:

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Wren being connected in all this mess without being the mess itself:

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Wren dying:

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Alex’s story:

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Mona keeping Mary and Alex:

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Every song that played in the pilot (especially)/throughout the season:

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The full circle/spin off moment:

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Hope you guys enjoyed the finale a lot more than I did, because I didn’t. 

Lincoln’s compulsory draft target immigrant groups to be cannon fodder for the Union War against the South. Violence was used against them to force them in war.  Lincoln attacked the press and allowed Union soldiers to use violence against civilians.

Like I said the fear from Lincoln was that if the South was successful other groups would break away from the Union completely fragmenting and destroying the power of the federal government.  The question of the expansion of slavery was tied to congressional and senate power from which both the Union and South had fears over who would come out on top.

The South is utterly vilified and the slave system should be vilified but the war itself was not fought to end or keep slavery but to protect their political power as regions. It was a question of federal authority and regional autonomy. 

Had the Confederates been successful than more groups would break away including slaves in the form of rebellions and Native Americans.

rubydjh  asked:

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tell us a secret: i can’t say the actual thing here cuz some of them may see it, but this in itself is a secret. i’m keeping something big from all my irl friends. it kills me but i can’t say a word. 🤐

  • "I solemnly swear I am up to no good": - Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • ""Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.": - Scorpio
  • “OF COURSE IT IS HAPPENING INSIDE YOUR HEAD, HARRY, BUT WHY ON EARTH SHOULD THAT MEAN THAT IT IS NOT REAL?”: Cancer, Libra
  • “You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.” : Pisces
  • "However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible.": - Neptune, Pisces
  • "Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”: Sagittarius
  • "Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.": - Capricorn
  • "Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.": - Taurus
  • "I don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me.": - Aquarius
  • "You are protected in short by your ability to love": Leo
  • "The mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at leisure": Virgo
  • J.K Rowling
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Lapis redesign because I dislike her canon one. Specifically because of the fact she doesn’t really have any shapes that really DEFINE her, like Garnet = Squares, Amethyst = Circles, Peridot = Triangles ect, I associated her with a water drop shape cause…. y’know w a t e r.

Also got rid of the horrid neon blue colors and gave her speckles of yellow, like the ACTUAL LAPIS LAZULI GEM HAS. Why didn’t she have any sort of yellow incorporated into her design in the first place.

do you ever just think about how wild star wars are politically.

  • like, there is the neoliberalism of the old republic, with the textbook neo-marxist core-periphery model of the greater galaxy. 
  • then there are the jedi, which are an enormously ancient and powerful institution that benefits from and enables the republican-corporate structure, but refuses to take direct involvement in its policy, 
  • this leaves an enormous power vacuum which is happily filled by the super secret red glowstick cult of the sith. 
  • and then dooku drags the jedi from his weird neoreactionary hereditary aristocracy ground, which is still somehow more refreshing. 
  • same thing goes for the separatist confederacy, which is mostly a network of megacorporations and planets dependent upon them, which are somehow a less stiffening alternative for many.
  • and then there is grievous, ventress and others from worlds existing outside the dominant framework of republican politics, but ravaged by capitalism and conflict and stripped of an identity beyond their utility, becoming the eventual wildcards. 
  • the entire worlds like mandalore, powerful and prominent enough to be of weight on the galactic scene, but ultimately uninterested in the galactic politics as framed by the republic, because their domestic problems are more pressing. 
  • what ever the hell is going on in the hutt space and underworld, raw capitalism functioning outside the state system
  • then there is the extremely militarized administrative structure of the empire, which drives itself to autocanibalistic destruction trying to keep all of the above under control.
  • pockets of limited autonomy exist under the empire, mostly in places whose established hierarchical administrative system allows for easier management.
  • the super secret red glowstick cult of the sith becomes even more secret, as things do within the mechanism of authoritarian states, which creates another vacuum, as their power is not backed up by ideological representation.
  • our beloved farmboy goes to pick up some power converters from the toshi station, and stumbles upon the said ideological vacuum with a blue glowstick in his hand. 
  • the rebel alliance, which is the oddest mix of generational royalty unhappy with the empire taking over the power they have over their individual planets, and straight up space anarchists from the worlds previously disfranchised by the republic and bombed by the empire.
  • the rebels politicize the jedi teaching as the core of old republican values, going off them as their platform (may the force be with you), even as the old jedi order pointedly stayed away from policymaking. 
  • the sequel trilogy, which refuses to address any of this. 

comparing your art to someone else’s is gross

if you catch yourself getting discouraged, look at your old art. look at how much you’ve improved. look for the things you enjoy about your art. being able to appreciate your own growth is so important

you’re not in competition with anyone! there’s no rush. if you keep drawing, you’ll never stop getting better. don’t give up! keep having fun and doing your best no matter what anyone else says!

i wish that i could explain the feeling that comes with having a mental illness. the complete inability to control your thoughts, emotions, and even actions sometimes. i wish i could accurately put into words what it feels like to feel like a stranger to yourself. the pure amount of effort it takes me to get out of bed some mornings. i wish i could tell someone how mutilated my skin is most days. how bruised my knuckles are. or how heavy my heart is. i wish i could tell you how alone i feel. how much i am hurting. but at the same time i feel nothing. it makes no sense to me. so how could it possibly make sense to anyone else. it feels like my mind is attacking itself. i keep smiling. and i keep saying i’m fine. because i can’t even think about where i would start to try to explain to someone how not okay i really am. mental illness is ruining my life. and those are the only words i can find to try to explain it.

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Striped Hyena

The striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) is a species of hyaena native to North and East Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It is the smallest of the true hyenas and retains many primitive viverrid characteristics lost in larger species, having a smaller and less specialized skull. Adult weight can range from 49 to 121 pounds, averaging at about 77 pounds. The striped hyena features prominently in Middle Eastern and Asian folklore. In some areas, its body parts are considered magical, and are used as charms or talismans. It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, where it is referred to as tzebua or zevoa, though the species is absent in some Bible translations into English.

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Iris and Lillium’s designs for mine and @i-read-good-books   Android AU collab!! (VERY NieR:Automata inspired by my (very annoying) requests.  hahaha ) 

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Sometimes I have days where everything seems to go wrong in every area of my life all at once and all I want to do is cry. I don’t know if it’s from frustration or anger or just every imaginable emotion I keep bottled up inside trying to express itself all at once… but whatever it is, that urge to break down in tears is overwhelming.
I never do… at least, not at the time and certainly not in front of anybody else because I know I can’t. I have too much riding on me… there’s too many people that rely on me and not enough time for the luxury of a breakdown. But I would do anything to be allowed to fall apart just once and have somebody else pick up the pieces.
But that’s not who I am. I’m the strong one. I’m the one who supports everyone else and fights to keep everything together.
I’m the kind of person who cries and pretends they don’t. I act like I’m invincible when in reality I cry alone in my car, in bathrooms and when other people fall asleep. I’m the one who pulls myself together every time when in reality… I’m falling apart inside and would give just about anything for somebody to hold me together…
—  Ranata Suzuki | Falling apart inside
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If you wanna waste 10 minutes of your life, the sense of relief and accomplishment you get at the end of this is defs worth it

@stuff-and-shenanigans your tag inspired this but my computer couldn’t cope with anything longer than 10 mins soz