the people must see us be us; even when we're not

anonymous asked:

I sometimes feel like I'm being, I dunno, rude or spiteful or something, thinking and talking about Hillary's supporters and the problems of this last election. It's over now, right? Except I don't know that many people who were on the Hillary train have taken any effort to learn from what happened, which means we're primed for even more failure in the very near future unless we talk about it, even when it feels rude or spiteful or whatever.

I want to be very clear, we need each other.

So often we look at each other like we are enemies, rather than friends looking to improve the nation together. We don’t need to rehash the past, we need to look for solutions in the future. It is about how the DNC showed some level of favoritism towards a candidate, not that the DNC screwed Bernie. We all want candidates to have a level playing field, that is all we are asking for in the future. 

We would be much better off if everyone just worked on being less confrontational about things we actually agree on. 

But let’s be honest, the last election was hard on all of us, Clinton supporters, Sanders supporters, even supporters of every last Republican nominee. While there are some things that we need to talk out, more importantly, we need each other. 

There are commonalities between most American’s. We are worried about the direction the nation is headed. We feel economically limited due to government policies. We love this country and want to see it sustained. 

And that last commonality is very important, especially at this time. 

Because for the first time in our history people are beginning to wonder if our nation, our government and our way of life are at risk. This is why we must set differences aside and work together. 

American symbols, that many of us hold dear, are being wielded by those that do not believe in American ideals. They call themselves patriots while suppressing the vote, limiting free speech and the right to assembly. They carry the American Flag while limiting our Fourth Amendment Rights. They rave about the Constitution, while actively attempting to destroy it. 

Those symbols are for those that embrace our Constitution and Rights, and the enemy of those ideals have stolen them from us. They have perverted their use for Nationalistic purposes.

I fear the same people are attempting to end our Republic.

We need each other because those people are in power and the only way to defeat them is by standing together. So, I stand with those that really support American Ideals. I stand with all the Real Patriots, not the Nationalists waving our Flag. 

We can hash out our differences later, saving the Republic is more important.

- @theliberaltony

anonymous asked:

given that we didn't get a skam eurovision update because of the hiatus (boo!), please could you tell us about even and isak watching eurovision? (because i'm sure that they must have!)

  • for sure Isak was planning on a nice quiet night in, definitely not watching Eurovision and definitely carefully trying to make out with Even because his nose hurts and kissing isn’t the easiest thing to do right now. it’s just that Even looks so cute tucking Isak in on the couch, making him pancakes and yelling possible solutions to painful noses that he’s read on the internet from the kitchen that Isak just can’t resist. there’s too much ow, ouch, not there and not enough tongue but Isak’s satisfied with it still.
  • except then the boys arrive, strolling into the living room like they were invited, catching Isak still lying underneath a blanket on the couch, looking and feeling sorry for himself and just in the middle of telling Even just how much his nose hurts in the saddest voice he can muster red handed. 
  • Jonas raises his eyebrows in what Isak thinks is a very judgmental manner and he quickly throws back the blanket, mumbles a cool, it’s not so bad, really while trying to casually push the plate with one heart-shaped pancake left on it still underneath the couch with his feet. the boys graciously pretend to not see him do it.
  • Magnus has eleven pride flags painted on his face. Isak decides not to ask. there’s also a European union flag on his forehead. Isak decides not to tell him Norway isn’t even in the European union. he keeps yelling about Isak having to enjoy Eurovision now that he lives together with a dude. Isak decides to tell him to stop.
  • as a matter of fact, he’s close to kicking them all out when Mahdi tells him they’ve brought both Eurovision snacks and Eurovision alcohol and presses a beer in Isak’s hand. Isak scoots over to make some room then. 
  • Mahdi actually turns out to be an avid Eurovision watcher and he’s just in the process of explaining them the complicated voting system using differently colored candy when there’s a knock on the door. Isak would open it himself but, you know, he is very hurt and very sad and getting up from the couch is asking too much of him right now and so Even sighs and gets up to answer whoever’s there. Isak swears he can hear Jonas mumble the softest whipped as fuck but he can’t be sure.
  • it’s Eskild who walks in then. Eskild, who Isak remembers promised him he wouldn’t spontaneously come over this particular weekend. he’s wearing a lot of feathers and barely even acknowledges Isak before he starts handing out score cards that he’s apparently typed up himself. Isak is especially appalled by the would we do them? (this includes any people wearing an animal head!!!!) category but decides he can deal with rating the song and outfit and use of violin. 
  • they all end up in a big pile in the living room, Isak cosy between Even and Mahdi, who seem to have taken it upon themselves to make sure Isak doesn’t have to go more than five minutes without being asked if his nose hurts a lot and if he needs anything. Magnus mostly just yells at him to remember to fill in his score card. 
  • and Isak isn’t so into it at first, finds there to be a lot of glitter and a lot of dramatic pauses but he still finds himself yelling at the screen about douze points and traitors and fake saxophones when the clock hits twelve. Even kisses him on the cheek then, tells him, you’re a sexophone, and everything’s great really, even with a painful nose.
we're electric

Because I heard this song multiple times at work with nothing to distract me.

AO3

Summary: When you become a Power Ranger, your possible romantic partners become limited.

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“Hear me out” Trini’s pen stilled mid-word over her English homework. Whenever Kimberly used that sentence, trouble was usually not far behind. She had expected a generally low-key study date at her friend’s house since her own was not ideal. 

“Okay, I’m hearing” She carefully lowered her pen to give the pink Ranger her full attention.

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stimming is autistic meditation?

oh my god stimming is the greatest?! yesterday i rocked while kneading my super-soft blanket and oh my god?! it was so incredibly relaxing?! and afterward I was so much more relaxed and more in touch with nice sensory things? 

i get the sense that it is unusual for an autistic person to get to adulthood and THEN discover stimming. 

a lot of us do get forcibly trained out of it, and later reclaim it. 

my problem, i think, has been that my abuse history made me dissociate so hard from all sensations and emotions… plus part of my autism is alexithymia, not knowing what you’re feeling… so i never got to be like, “this feels good, i’m gonna do it more!!!!” 

the only stimming i did was “AAAAA I’M SO STRESSED OUT MUST BOUNCE LEG AND BITE PENCIL IN HALF” which was never going to be enough to really even touch the stress. 

but also there’s some truth to the idea that i got forcibly trained out of it, because i WAS well-trained not to do a lot of things I knew people would perceive as Weird. 

so i only did the things that i had seen some kind of representation of. like, bouncing, and chewing and clicking pens, and foot-tapping or leg-bouncing, and banging your head on the wall or desk. none of which were relaxing stims for me. 

(actually, the head-banging kind of was. i didn’t do it hard enough to hurt, so it was more a pressure stim, and the only way i could express how intense things were. 

it was very confusing to me that eventually, when i got to college, i met people who were horrified by it and begged me not to. because in star trek novelizations and such, it seemed to be a normal thing people did, as a faux-comical expression of stress or despair. i was like, if it freaks people out in real life, then why do people do it in books?) 

(probably bc the books are written by autistic people but anyway)

i need to do so much more intentional stimming. i have the technology: i have soft blankets, and squishy stim tools, and a fidget cube, and rocking. 

i know, now, that when i do it, it’s like turning up the volume on good sensations for hours afterward. 

but i do it so little, that that connection isn’t really something my brain notices enough, or thinks of when i’m not doing it. 

it makes me think of what i used to think I’d get out of mediation. my brain is not good at the “sit still and just be” kind of meditation. it’s fine at the “sit still and just notice what comes up” kind, which can be very useful for seeing what to do in a given day. 

but it’s not like, “ahhhhh, I just meditated and now I’m at peace.” it’s like, “ok i made it through the whole time and now I get to actually do shit.” 

 but this! this is my autistic meditation. this is what gets me into my body and at peace. 

and i can’t wait to share different kinds of stimming with our baby when it’s born. i want to pet it with the soft blanket, and show it all the stimmy baby toys it’s been given, and see what its favorite textures and rhythms are.

i want an autistic baby book that has spaces for Baby’s First Stim, and Baby’s Favorite Stim Tool, and Baby’s First Special Interest. And “Baby is now one year old! What’s their favorite texture? What’s their favorite echolalia? What echolalia do they use to communicate?” 

I might have to write this. 

anonymous asked:

Their doing exactly what they promised. And planned from the beginning. Make Harry the star. While eliminating larry with rainbows. Clever. Cause strife with Zayn. Keep Louis and ruin his career. Liam is next. He's not so close mouthed behind the scenes. Niall just wants to survive. Or we're literally all being played. Either way their trying to destroy this part of the fandom and it's working very well. We're eating one another and ourselves alive.

You know what anon? You’re right. That plan is obvious now, because its succeeded. We are eating ourselves alive, as directed. What happened today was just a moment… it prompted a very nice outpouring of nice things about Louis and it’ll be back to normal in a few hours. Back to ‘everything’s fine for Louis except the stunts. End it.’

I think for me the thing is that it was so unsurprising. In fact it took a little while to understand why people were so outraged – that kind of poison is everywhere as we all know. Yes it peeled away the shiny cover to reveal the rot when no one wanted to see it –but its what we’ve been discussing here for a long time. 

Im not even talking about the fact that repellent tweet was retweeted – I actually believe it could have been an accident, since that blog (unwisely imo) follows back everyone who follows them.  Its that the tweet is not *remotely* unusual in the 1D/Harrie fandom; that kind of self-righteous venom is everyday stuff there, not least because Louis image has been shaped carefully into the anti-Harry. And for so many in this fandom that means the polar opposite of perfection. Lots of reason to be disappointed in someone like that, yeah? To come to despise that guy.

Which is bad enough, but its not just Harries. Its his own fans, Larries and Louies, being slowly but surely gaslighted by endless posts on multiple blogs about Choice. All the guys are free to choose- blogs pronounced on that very explicitly as if they know. So Louis must have chosen all of this then. His disastrous team. His brutal, bizarrely highlighted closet. His negative image. It must all be Louis choice– we must respect his intelligence (we got that a lot didnt we?). He’s far too clever not to be in charge. Just not clever enough to make any good decisions. But lets not trouble ourselves with logic.

This is what I see… anons in dribs and drabs all over Larry-dom ever since BTY launched : “Why does he have to be covered in stunts? Why does he keep on talking about Eleanor in his promo? Why does he acknowledge Freddie? Why did he have to agree to deny Larry? Why did he even go solo if he had to agree to that? He sold his soul for fame didn he? He’s using the stunts for promo–ewww. Look at Harry. *He* must have refused to have a solo career unless he could wave rainbow flags because he’s with Sony too. Or Harry’s defying them!!! If Harry can refuse heavy stunts and declare ambiguous sexuality, Louis could too — if he just fought for it. Louis must be choosing all of it. He must really hate being thought to be gay. I mean… who’d say yes to faking a baby? We should respect his closet then = despise him for ‘choosing it’.

Im a Larrie and this is how I see it. Louis has been buried alive under just about the entire weight of the Larry closet. Louis closet is not about *Louis* being straight or gay. Why would Sony give two fucks about that? Louis closet is to shield Harry™ from the cultural phenomenon of Larry. 

Harry is allowed his careful Sony/HSHQ-manicured ambiguous sexuality because Louis is buried underground in the most extreme imposed closet they can create.  A fake baby scandal followed by weirdly spotlighted fatherhood?  A returned (disliked) girlfriend who is his reason for existing?  An image as an aggressive, possibly violent adherent of laddy- lad chav culture?  Homophobia? Well it has to be explicit - a spoken Larry denial, a story planted in a gay media outlet with a careful emphasis on the contrast with Harry…  And ofc keep on reinforcing everything regularly. 

 Im sure Harry himself is very, very sad for Louis and I have no doubt that he, as a human being as opposed to a product, is also very  happy to be able to wave LGBT+ flags and help his LGBT+ fans. But one of the main reasons LGBT+ fans need a safe space at  1D concerts is the history of vicious homophobic bullying created by the tactics used in 1D fandom against Larry for years. By the *very* same label now sanctimoniously endorsing Harrys flags. Nothing like a bit of irony. 

Its really *not* that Sony have seen the light or been forced to allow Harry to wave his flags by the wonderful Jefe.  Its absolutely clear that the image of ambiguous sexuality for Harry is not a threat to Sony/HSHQ so long as it is not linked to Larry and safely controlled to the GP by light closeting. Sony/HSHQ have blatantly encouraged pretend gay ships for Harry since Gryles back in the day. There’s nice sideline-money in pretend gay ships; every corporation that herds online fandoms knows that. Except Larry. Thats getting too close to real. Too big. Too close to radical and uncontrollable. 

Louis is the one who is paying the price in image, happiness and career for crushing Larrie fandom. He is the one bearing the hate and resentment; the stunts brought close to his mothers deathbed; the relentless low- and high-level planted libels, online and in the press. None of it goes to Harry. New fans learn with their welcome packs that Louis is the homophobe who renounced his friendship with Harry because of deluded Larries. Planted blind items underline it. Harry is a free gay spirit and Louis is twisted and self loathing and unstable. The victim is the one to blame. *That* is how the powers that be have dealt with Larry while increasing the value of the Harry™brand, while edging Larries away from Louis. Your phrase anon: eliminating Larry with rainbows

Lets face it – how many big Larrie blogs now would you genuinely believe are the Louie Larries they claim to be, passionate about working to help him, obsessed by whats happening to his career, fretting for him bearing such a load? 

None of what I’ve said is new or original. We all know whats happening, but too many of us are turning away. 

Zayn, Liam and Nialls fanbases I know very little about anon, but I cant help hoping for their sakes that they dont get in the way of Sony/HSHQ

Garrett and Marian - Legacy Banters
  • Marian: Well... not quite how I imagined this family reunion going. I was envisioning more hugs and maybe some wine over dinner. Not attempted assassinations
  • Carver: Really? You think this is so abnormal for our family?
  • Marian: Well you got me there
  • ---
  • Bethany: What could our father have to do with this mess? The Carta have had more than enough time to try and find us
  • Garrett: I imagine that having two Champions of Kirkwall with the last name Hawke may have tipped them off
  • Bethany: But it's been three years since you and sis defeated the Arishok. Why wait that long?
  • Marian: Well I don't know about you, but if I was going to go after the people who killed an Arishok then I'd probably want to make a little time for planning, wouldn't you?
  • Carver: Do these morons strike you as the sensible type?
  • Marian: Two points in one day Carver? Don't tell me the Templars are actually drilling some wit into that skull of yours
  • Carver: *laughs* At least /my/ wit makes a point, dear sister
  • Bethany: Ooh, that had to hurt
  • Garrett: Do you need some healing for that one, Marian?
  • Marian: Oh shove off, all of you
  • ---
  • Garrett: And we're back in the Deep Roads
  • Marian: Oh it's not that bad. I mean... Look at all the... Ugh, no, you're right this is terrible. Let's all promise never to go to the Deep Roads after this. Three times is enough
  • Garrett: Three times? When was the second?
  • Marian: Um... well...
  • Carver and Bethany: *sing song voices* Somebody's in trouble
  • ---
  • Bethany: Varric wrote to me the other day
  • Garrett: Telling another of his stories, I bet. Was it the one about the high dragon, because that didn't really-
  • Bethany: No. He was giving me an update. On you, actually. I was... worried, so I wrote to him and asked
  • Garrett: I'm fine Beth. Really
  • Bethany: No you're not. Not yet. But I know you, and if anyone can get past it, you can
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • ---
  • Carver: You might want to be watch yourself, Garrett
  • Garrett: How come?
  • Carver: Ever since you sided with Orsino the other day, there's been... Rumours. Meredith isn't happy with you, and it's only because she allows it that you're still free
  • Garrett: So is she going to have me dragged to the Circle, or is she getting the Brand ready now?
  • Fenris: Don't say that
  • Carver: I would never let it get that far. But I thought I'd warn you, just in case you were thinking about making her mad
  • Garrett: I appreciate you telling me Carver. Don't worry. I'll be careful
  • ---
  • *after completing Malcolm's Will*
  • Marian: So... the stonework down here is... lovely, isn't it?
  • Carver: Not now, Mary
  • Marian: I was only... Alright
  • ---
  • Marian: Are you okay, Gary?
  • Garrett: I'm fine... Just...
  • Marian: He loved you. And Bethany. He'd be so proud of you
  • Garrett: You sound so sure of that
  • Marian: Of course I am. Because it's true. And don't let that nasty shit in your head tell you otherwise - it's a liar, remember
  • Garrett: *chuckles* Alright
  • Bethany: Be careful sister, people might think you've got a heart after all
  • Marian: *dramatically* Oh no! *clutches chest* I think... I think I'm getting feelings! Quick, someone beat them out of me!
  • Carver: *laughs* You be careful what you wish for sister
  • Isabela: I'd rather ride them out of you
  • Garrett: Ah, and there's the dirty line. I was starting to worry something was wrong Bela
  • Isabela: And you're as sweet as ever, Garrett
  • ---
  • Varric: Twenty silvers, that's my final offer. Take it or leave it Elf
  • Marian: What are you betting on, and why am I getting left out of it?
  • Varric: You want in? We're betting on what it'll take to get Junior and Waffles to hug
  • Garrett: *groans* You're not calling me 'Waffles' again, are you?
  • Varric: I have to. Every time I say 'Hawke' all four of you turn around. I'm being considerate
  • Carver: I bet there's /someone/ here who'd like to see him covered in syrup
  • Garrett: Carver!
  • Fenris: *embarrassed noises*
  • Isabela: Ooh, new friend-fiction idea!
  • Garrett: Don't you even dare!
  • Isabela: Too late, already dared. Can we make camp? I need to make notes
  • ---
  • Varric: Hey, Rivaini, I'm expecting royalties if that friend-fiction of yours gets published
  • Carver: When you didn't even come up with it?
  • Varric: You wouldn't have brought up syrup if I didn't call him Waffles
  • Garrett: Maker save me...
  • Bethany: And me...
  • Marian: Usually I like dirty things... But this is too far, even for me
  • Isabela: Are you saying you wouldn't like it if /I/ were covered in syrup?
  • Marian: Oh I'm sorry. I didn't realise you were my very hairy twin brother, Bela
  • Isabela: Well when you put it that way...
  • ---
  • Isabela: I always thought we were the loud ones, you know
  • Fenris: What?
  • Marian: I know right. Maybe they're just less shy about it now
  • Garrett: Do I want to know?
  • Isabela: You already know. Or did you deafen yourself?
  • Marian: To think, they don't need us shouting encouragement through the wall anymore. I'm so proud
  • Isabela: Our boys are growing up so fast. Maybe next they'll master foreplay
  • Carver: Oh Maker, I do not want to hear this
  • Bethany: Neither do I
  • Garrett: *loudly* And I would be very happy if we could stop talking about this. Right now
  • Isabela: Yeah, see. That kind of loud
  • Fenris: *deadpan* If you're so fascinated by Garrett being loud, then you must not be doing a very good job at making Marian scream, Isabela
  • Marian: Oooooooo
  • Isabela: Oh, you snarky little shit
  • Bethany: *loudly* If we could stop discussing my older brother's and sister's sex lives, I would appreciate it
  • Carver: *loudly* Oh look, more darkspawn. Let's kill them so we can stop talking about this
  • ---
  • Marian: So our choices are the nice, Tainted madman, or the mage who wants to let a darkspawn magister out of his hole in the ground? Why can we never make nice decisions, like what kind of wine to have with dinner?
  • Fenris: I agree. It is the only decision worth making
  • Marian: When you're not throwing it at the walls, I assume?
  • Fenris: That was six years ago
  • Marian: And you never offered me a glass
  • Fenris: You are recycling jokes now? Has the great Marian Hawke's wit finally lost it's edge?
  • Marian: Ooh, you are just asking for it now
  • ---
  • Varric: You okay Garrett? You've been a bit quiet since-
  • Garrett: I'm fine Varric. There's more important things to be worried about right now
  • Varric: It's not easy to realise that someone you looked up to wasn't quite what you imagined. You ever need to talk, you know where my suite is
  • ---
  • Isabela: So... is no one going to bring up the fact that Varric called Garrett by his name earlier?
  • Varric: What are you talking about Rivaini? Waffles and I were just having a friendly chat
  • Isabela: Don't bullshit me. You called him Garrett. I heard you
  • Varric: That doesn't sound like me, Rivaini
  • Marian: He called you by your name when Velasco carted you off to Castillon
  • Isabela: What?! No fair, I didn't get to hear!
  • ---
  • Bethany: Are you sure about this, brother?
  • Garrett: It has to be done
  • Bethany: I could do it. I am a Hawke after all, and a mage. You don't need to-
  • Garrett: No, Bethany
  • Bethany: But-!
  • Garrett: Bethy, if I let you use blood magic, I'd never be able to live with myself
  • Bethany: And if you do it, will you be able to live with it?
  • Garrett: I'd rather it be me than you
  • ---
  • Varric: If he pulls a dragon out of his ass, I'm leaving!
  • Marian: Oh great, and now he's almost certain to pull a dragon out of his arse! Way to go Varric
  • ---
  • Bethany: Here, you didn't get a chance to close that wound earlier
  • Garrett: Thank you
  • Fenris: I just hope it was worth it
  • Marian: Well we /did/ just kill a darkspawn magister. I can't wait to hear how Varric tells this one
  • Varric: Well I doubt I'll have to exaggerate a damn thing, considering how weird this shit is
  • Fenris: That isn't what I meant...
  • Garrett: I'd have avoided it if I could, but someone had to. And if it meant sparing my little sister from that...
  • Fenris: I understand. But... Please, just be more careful from now on
  • Garrett: I will, I promise
  • Isabela: You two are so sappy... It's actually rather cute

THE POINTLESS LETTERS TOP THIRTY-ONE “TERRIFYING PHRASES TO SEE SOMEONE ACTUALLY USE WHEN WRITING IN TO A NEWSPAPER TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING”

31. “I’d abolish all rights and rename them privileges.”

30. “Human rights law should be suspended when dealing with the nation’s security.”

29. “Those who think their privacy is more important than the safety of all of us worry me and I’m glad the government doesn’t listen to them.”

28. “When does free speech become sedition?”

27. “If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide.”

26. “Unless action is taken to root out these fifth columnists the problem can only get worse.”

25. “I would want the state to employ numerous torture techniques, working shifts around the clock.”

24. “If a few terrorist suspects have to be held without trial, deprived of sleep and yes, even water-boarded, to protect the rest of us then so be it.”

23. “We should put armed soldiers on our streets.”

22. “It’s time we ended all this ‘civil liberties’ nonsense.”

21. “Torture is OK.”

20. “If you aren’t doing wrong then you haven’t got anything to worry about.”

19. “Anyone with nothing to hide should have their DNA taken.”

18. “Everyone who lives in our country should give a DNA sample.”

17. “Forget about civil rights, we are at war.”

16. “This country needs a military presence on its streets.”

15. “Anyone who opposes this has something to hide.”

14. “Perhaps Western Christendom needs to declare its very own holy crusade.”

13. “Why not allow the Government total access to all electronic communications? I have nothing to hide.”

12. “If accessing my phone means stronger and greater security for the country, I’m more than happy.”

11. “If, like me, you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.”

10. “I would have no objection to carrying proof that I am entitled to live in our country.”

9.“I am happy for MI5 or MI6 to know when I am on the train…if that means they are free to gather information about someone who plans to blow me up.”

8. “We have to be less tolerant.”

7.“Torture these terror nuts until they tell us wot we need 2 know and when they’ve told us torture them more just 4 the hell of it.”

6.“…make sure that everyone in the UK has an identification card…anyone at any time can be requested to show this card to prove that they are in the country legally.”

5. “…the time has come for the normal procedures with regard to evidence to be suspended for the duration of the war on terror for the protection of the public.”

4.“Shouldn’t we be on a war footing with everyone carrying an ID card at all times and state security being empowered to stop and search at will?”

3. “In this day and age, if you don’t do what a policeman tells you to do, then expect a world of hurt.”

2. “…surely it is time to re-introduce internment.”

1. “I don’t understand why people are against internment.”

Like Me Reckless: Fear, Denial & Protective Coloring

This excessively long meta is dedicated to @village-skeptic.

So, true fact, the kiss from 2.03 in the Red and Black’s office was fantastic:

But the conversation between Betty and Jughead right before this included several puzzling lines of dialogue. The real doozy was Jughead’s baffling assertion that Betty likes him being reckless. My mind has been boggling at that one ever since. But that was just one of several off moments from Jughead in that conversation.

So let’s take this one piece at a time. 

A little humor about fear and violence to get started

Jughead: “You cannot be here at night unless you are armed.”

The “unless you are armed” part of this line is strange. Betty isn’t likely to be carrying any sort of weapon. (Unlike *cough* Archie.) What would make sense for Jughead to say is either, “You cannot be here at night,” full stop, or, “You cannot be here at night alone.”

Jughead has advised Betty before and helped her think through her next move, but he doesn’t really have a precedent in their relationship for telling Betty what she can and can’t do. That isn’t how their dynamic works.

So I read this as Jughead reaching for a joke or at least his familiar sarcasm as a response to being worried for Betty’s safety while not feeling comfortable just coming out and saying so. Safety has become a psychologically stressful thing for Jughead to consider too closely. 

He can’t come up with a joke or anything clever on the fly though. He can’t even land the sarcasm, really. What I hear him actual manage is a flat sort of deadpan delivery.

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When Your Dad Owns A Garage
  • Girl: My dad owns a garage.
  • Guy: So.
  • Girl: It's a big parking garage, like the really big ones you see downtown.
  • Guy: Shit, what's he need it for?
  • Girl: I don't know. It's not used for anything. It's just closed, as far as I know.
  • Guy: Okay, so are you going anywhere with this?
  • Girl: No.
  • Guy: Then why even bring it up?
  • *at the parking garage*
  • Amorphous Blob: *sleeping among trashcans in the garage*
  • You: *nudges amorphous blob awake*
  • Amorphous Blob: YAWN. GOODNESS, ONE MUST HAVE SLUMBERED BEYOND OUR TYPICAL CIRCADIAN REFRAINS. ONE YEARNS FOR THE ESSENCE OF SOMEONE SUCH AS OUR SELVES, PERHAPS ONES BLESSED WITH ABILITIES SUCH AS TO MAKE THEMSELVES MASTER SONAMBULES. AH, FANTASIES, IF ANY CURSED FUTURE COULD LEAD TO SUCH A THING THEN WE COULD AVOID SUCH VULGAR EMBARRASSMENTS UNBEFITTING OF ONE WITH THE TITLE OF PRINCE. *shivers* OH, MY ICHOR, IT QUIVERS. *peers over the edge parking garage at the street below* PERHAPS, ONE SUCH AS MYSELF?
  • *a vaguely humanoid conglomeration of magnetized kitchen knives walks along wearing a conspicuous hat and trenchcoat*
  • Amorphous Blob: AH, IT'S SIMPLY SOMETHING OF A LOWLY EXISTENCE. BUT ANOMALOUS ALL THE SAME, ONE SUPPOSES! *materializes a handkerchief and waves it overhead* LESSER ONE, LESSER ONE!
  • Knife Guy: *looks above*
  • Amorphous Blob: YOU HAVE NOTICED US, NO DOUBT NOW. DO NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY OUR DAINTY BEAUTY.
  • Knife Guy: ...
  • Amorphous Blob: IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE ONE HAS HELD SUCH A LONG CONVERSATION WITH ANY ONE ADJACENT TO OUR KIN. BE BLESSED, LESSER ONE, AS MOST ENCOUNTERS WE HAVE HAD WITH OUR KIN HAS ENDED IN DISASTER, LESSER ONE. WE DEVOURED THEM, LESSER ONE. AND WE ARE NO JESTER OF THE TONGUE. SUCH A THING IS UNBECOMING OF A PRINCE, AND ONE MUST ADMIT WITH SOME EMBARRASSMENT THAT WE ARE LAME OF POETIC WIT AND UNABLE TO WEAVE SUCH AN INTRICATE TALE. WITH THE CONVICTION OF A SAINT AND THE HONOR OF ONE'S PRINCELY TITLE UPON OUR BOSOM WE ASSURE YOU OF THE BRUTAL OBJECTIVITY OF MY... I-I MEAN OUR STATEMENTS.
  • Knife Guy: *slowly transforms into a normal looking street bench*
  • Amorphous Blob: GOODNESS, TO DISGRACE ONE'S PRESENCE WITH SUCH VULGAR GESTURES.
  • *girl and guy walk down the street*
  • Amorphous Blob: UGH, HUMANS. ONE'S LOVE IS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THEIR DREADFUL LINEAGE ONE CAN LONGER TOLERATE. HOW I YEARN FOR HE.
  • Girl: This is it.
  • Guy: It's creepy.
  • Girl: Yeah.
  • Guy: Why does your dad do nothing but buy creepy buildings.
  • Girl: Because he's creepy.
  • Guy: Your dad IS creepy...
  • Girl: ...
  • Guy: ...
  • Girl: *takes a seat* So, how long have we known each other now? Like a year?
  • Guy: Yeah, and.
  • Girl: I don't know. I'm trying to be more friendly with you.
  • Guy: Why, we're friendly enough.
  • Girl: I know you have some issue with me.
  • Guy: What if I do, why do you care?
  • Girl: Because I want people to like me.
  • Amorphous Blob: THIS IS BORING.
  • Guy: Well, if this is the type of shit you do to try to make people like you, it's no wonder nobody can stand you.
  • Girl: People like me.
  • Guy: They don't. I'm going to be honest because it's going to help you. You're a bitch. You're stuck up and condescending. You treat us all like shit and then expect us to baby you and we're getting tired of it.
  • Girl: Shut the fuck up. You don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Don't project your shitty life onto me.
  • Guy: Heh, you're really making me like you right now.
  • Girl: Fuck you! *lunges at the guy with a kitchen knife, stabbing him in the neck*
  • Guy: *pulls the knife from his neck* *gurgles*
  • Girl: Wha-what did I just do? I didn't have that knife. I swear. I never I had it. I-
  • Guy: *stabs the girl in the skull*
  • Girl: *dead*
  • Guy: *falls over dead*
  • Amorphous Blob: BOO. I SAW IT COMING. THERE WAS A BETTER ONE YOU WHERE KILLED THEM BY MAKING THEM DRIVES CARS MADE OUT OF KNIVES INTO EACH OTHER. IT WAS MOST CERTAINLY THE BETTER BAD END.
  • *the girl and the guy stand up and morph into knife guys*
  • Knife Guy: Hey fuck you.
  • Amorphous Blob: GASP!
  • Knife Girl: Yeah, fuck you.
  • Other Knife Guy: Racist bitch.
  • Amorphous Blob: RACIST? I-I MEAN ONE WOULD NEVER BE SUCH A THING. WE ARE A PRINCE! A BEING OF THE WORLD.
  • Knife Girl: Whatever. Let's get the fuck out of here.
  • Other, Knife Guy: I can't believe this shit, it's 2017.
  • Knife Guy: Yeah, what is this 1984 the book.
  • Other Knife Guy: How does 1984 even relate to this situation.
  • Knife Guy: I don't know, but fuck racism.
  • Knife Girl: Yeah, fuck racism.
  • Knife Guy: Fuck racism.
  • *they walk off*
  • Amorphous Blob: HMPH. ONE LOSES NO SLEEP OVER THE GRIEVANCES OF THOSE BENEATH OUR SAINTLY STATURE. WE ARE A PRINCE, AFTER ALL. AND OUR PRINCELY TITLE ENSURES US OF A HIGH POSITION IN THIS WORLD. NOW, ONE BELIEVES WE DESERVE AN EXTENDED SLUMBER AMONG THE TRASHCANS IN THIS DILAPIDATED AND ABANDONED OPEN ROOF PARKING GARAGE. ONE MUST HAVE OUR BEAUTY SLEEP AFTER ALL.

anonymous asked:

You called it right on BS3. It was already in the can when desperatedan 'warned' us he was gonna to do it. But I just dont get it. What was the point of making louis do that or the print interview kind of blaming harry and saying we ruined their friendship and all the same simon shit? We're kjoking its like 2013 again but it actually really is, down to the fan wars and bullying stoked by 1dhq. But why do that again now theyre solo? I just dont get it.

I dont get it either anon. Do any of us get it? Its pretty much impossible to understand, because we’re hit by blizzards of spin and lies and apparently counterintuitive tactics and we only get to see glimpses of clues whizzing by as to what’s really going on. That feels even truer since the hiatus and their solo stuff. I’m reassessing my view of things all the time as I see what may be another flash of a possible clue but Im aware that its just as likely we’re being manipulated with these glimpses too, so… One thing that is clear to me is that a vast amount of money and potential earning power is at stake and large corporations will literally stop at nothing to secure that. The people who built and ran 1D have been manipulating the emotions and beliefs of 1D fandom from pretty much the point they realised how wealthy the band could make them, and how powerful the fanbase is.  That’s not a conspiracy theory. That’s really how it works. 

So I’m afraid don’t have any brilliant insights, just sticking together pieces that really dont seem to fit, to make a whole that’s not coherent. One thing though that struck me yesterday and made me begin to possibly re-evaluate a few things, was the realisation that each one of the guys solo is displaying the exact PR image/character given to them in the band, as broadcast to us helpfully over the years by Dan Wooton. Harry and Louis especially, in their solo campaigns, have confirmed the exact ‘revealed exclusively by DW’ 1D images we railed at for years as OTT and unbelievable. I find that… interesting. 

That said, it works. I realised reading around today that as far as I could see, while Larries dont believe that DW article yesterday ‘quoting’ Louis on Larry and Harry breaking the band, almost everyone else does (thus blaming Harry) or blames Louis for ‘saying it’. It really is incredibly easy to get an idea fixed in this fandom if you haven’t already seen the holes. I took in the ‘Harry forced the hiatus on the others’  myself, until that particular article made me wonder. Thats because it seems to me that ‘Louis’ sort-of-confirmation that Harry broke the band must have been explicitly put out there with Sony endorsement.  

For me Dan’s involvement is the smoking gun. Other people can print it and you can question where its coming from, but Dan is a Sony HQ PR/Syco PR press release. DWs role really is notable because he’s not just some Rita Skeeter narcissistic monster, he’s Sony-Syco’s monster. The ‘scoops’ he got for years about all the boys, are now being 'shown to be true’ by the guys solo careers & lives. That’s been “proved” to the fandom and GP because “they’re all independent now” and “making their own choices”.  I suspect when he’s fed the odd bit of dud info about the guys, (possibly with his full knowledge and collusion), it’s always to fulfil the longer term aims of Syco HQ-Sony and he knows they’ll give him something juicy to make up for momentary embarrassment. Dan needs the trust and goodwill of Sony-Syco. They feed him 'scandals’, smears, PR narratives they want out there without being questioned; he gets the glory of endless 'scoops’ which built his career. To me there’s no way Dan would write anything damaging about Harry that Sony HQ don’t want out there for their own purpose. 

Syco-Sony’s1D publicity tactics admittedly always went with the ‘bad publicity is always good publicity’ mantra Cowell loves, but even so Im now wondering what Sony are trying to do to Harry’s image and how free of old ties he actually is.  Then there’s yesterdays DW exclusive that Simon is 'determined’ to get 1D reformed as a Stones type supergroup, even as they up the Harry v/s Louis drama and ‘Harry is the one stopping a reunion’.  Yesterday I saw a reminder that Kelly Clarkson was trapped in a Syco contract for 15 years. And another that 1D are still on Syco’s website as their act. 

Do they want the’ engagement’ of fan wars between Harrys core fanbase and the others, especially Louis’? And the clumsy attack by Sony/Syco through Dan (who clearly has a personal vendetta too) on Larries in the knowledge it could have seriously damaged Louis launch?  Why do that when they could have left Larry to wither and die? Especially since Louis’ filmed 'denial’ was so underwhelming, and unconvincing to anyone not already convinced. Obviously. 

Basically, the reasoning behind what’s happening is far too complex to work out from the outside because there are too many pieces missing. So after all that, the simple answer is 🤷‍♂️. Shit this was long. You wish you hadn’t asked now don’t you?

anonymous asked:

I still think we're getting Bellarke, mostly because it's clear the writers have ZERO intent in giving him any other real love interest and I refuse to believe they consider MURPHY more worthy of a love story than Bell. But I really feel we're heading for a Bellamy who has to stand faithfully by while his true love explicitly carries out her dead "soulmate's" (who would've had him dead) destiny, and that is the most depressing ending for him I can imagine.

Disagree. L/xa has already fulfilled her in-universe destiny (as it served the plot), as much as I know that I’m going to get hate for this, it seems very clear that L/xa’s in-universe “destiny” was also to begin to form a tentative alliance between the Arkadians and the Grounders (largely prompted by Clarke) and then die, so we could have the big AI reveal, which is exactly what she’s done. She had no other destiny outside of that. 

Clarke on the other hand, has always been our hero. She’s the focus of the story. We are watching her develop as a person and a leader every Season (even in Season 3A where it seemed she’d stagnated-she was still growing-just not the active kind we’d been used to seeing from her). This Season her story is obviously about becoming her own type of leader, we’ve heard people mention L/xa, absolutely true, both Niylah and Roan have mentioned her more than once, but the key is when they mention her. Both mention her at times when Clarke seems like she needs motivation, they continue to tie L/xa to Clarke not just in a romantic fashion, but in a leadership sense as well. 

In 405, L/xa is mentioned because Roan and Clarke are once again discussing a plan:

Clarke: “Before you kidnapped him, did Kane tell you about the Nightblood solution?”

Roan: “He tried. Sounds to me like you’re making the next Commander.”

Here, Clarke shakes her head a bit-she’s clearly frustrated

Clarke: “The Flame is gone and you know it.”

Roan: “If Octavia is to be believed.”

Clarke: “Roan, this isn’t a conspiracy. I am doing everything I can to save all of us.”

Roan: “No you’re not. You grieve for L/xa, yet you’ve learned nothing from her. She was Trikru, but she rose above loyalty to clan. You tell yourself you have, too. The great Wanheda, the Commander of Death, who says she wants to save everyone, but builds a ship for herself, for her people.” 

This is not a romantic L/xa reference, although it could be seen as one. Roan is calling Clarke’s leadership out. While a lot of us think L/xa wasn’t the greatest leader, she did manage to put aside divisions that had stood for almost a century and form a coalition between clans when no one else could. She even put aside the vengeance she must have desired for Costia’s death so that Azgeda could join. Even after Nia plotted against her, L/xa didn’t kick Azgeda out of the coalition, she got rid of the head of the snake (so to speak) and put Roan on the throne instead. Clarke had not done that as of 405, because, as Roan states, if a plan isn’t going to save everyone like you promised, why waste manpower trying to make it happen?

In 406, Clarke is detailing what the plan is: 

Clarke: “I’m going to the island today, to take rocket fuel to Raven and my mom so they can make Nightblood.”

Niylah: “I’m sorry I couldn’t stop that boy from destroying your home.”

Clarke: “It’s not your fault. Now we don’t have to worry about locking 450 people out when the deathwave comes. Or sharing it with Azgeda.” insert self-deprecating smile.

Clarke’s been obviously stressed since she started talking to Niylah, and it’s not a coincidence that Niylah chooses this moment to mention L/xa.

Niylah: “L/xa would be proud of you. We’re all your people now. She believed that, too. She lives on through you.”

All of this could absolutely be seen as romantic, but as Niylah was unaware of Clarke and L/xa’s romantic relationship, it seems more likely that she’s talking about leadership. The entire sentence is about L/xa’s desire to merge all the clans into one coalition and how Clarke is now essentially trying to do the same. 

Also the “She lives on through you.” could be excellent foreshadowing for Clarke not having to take the chip. She doesn’t need a “chip” L/xa when she carries her with her at all times. 

In 408 L/xa, or at least her position, is mentioned twice (once by Roan and again by Murphy):

Again, Roan and Clarke are discussing a plan:

Roan: “You OK?”

Clarke: “Are you?”

Roan: “Nightbloods. You think I’d have learned my lesson after L/xa. We’re doing the right thing.”

Clarke: “You sure about that?”

Roan: “Certainty’s a luxury leaders can’t afford.”

Clarke: “I’m no king.”-This is Clarke rejecting leadership or at least her ability to lead

Roan: “Maybe not, but you were born for this. L/xa knew it and so do I. You don’t back down when things get hard.”

Clarke: “It’s always hard.”

Roan: “Yet here you are. I know you don’t believe it now, but…one day they will thank you for what you’re doing here. ”

Clarke: “Murphy won’t. Emori won’t.”

Roan: “If it works they will.”

Clarke: “What if it doesn’t work?”

Roan: “Then we die, knowing we did everything we could to save our people.”

Clarke: “Did you come up here to make me feel better?”

Roan: “It’s never been my strength.”

This is another conversation about leadership. Roan, despite his quip about comfort not being his strength, absolutely intended to make Clarke feel better. And he used L/xa to do that. Clarke put herself down, she’s doubting her ability to make the tough calls. She doesn’t want to do this anymore. She’s faltering. And so Roan reminds her that she’s already done it before. That a large part (if not all) of the reason L/xa fought so hard for Arkadia to become a part of the coalition was because Clarke insisted on it. He’s probably realized that Clarke is the reason he’s King of Azgeda and not dead. He’s using L/xa’s name to fortify Clarke’s leadership.

Now on to Murphy (who fighting for his life and Emori’s):

Murphy: “Who the hell do you think you are, huh?”

Clarke: “I’m trying to save us.” 

Murphy: “Save us? Ah right, Wanheda, savior of us all! But maybe you’re forgetting that last time you saved us, I was saving you!”

Clarke: “I’m not forgetting.”

Murphy: “You haven’t forgotten? Then please, you don’t need to do this. Don’t do it. Please, please, you don’t need to do this. You know it’s too bad that you weren’t a real Nightblood, because then you could have been Commander. Imagine how many people you could have killed then.”

Now, Murphy’s line about the Commander, especially given so soon after Roan’s statement (That Clarke was born to be a leader. That L/xa knew it.) Probably struck a chord with Clarke. Murphy, like so many of the Arkadians, have no good experiences with the Commander and Clarke herself has seen what L/xa did under that title. Does she really want to strive to be a leader like L/xa? Is that what she wants to emulate? Does she want her legacy to be death and destruction?

And Clarke, after her conversation with Murphy can finally answer that question: “No.”

After all of these conversations about leadership that specifically mention L/xa? What does Clarke do? She rejects one of L/xa’s tenants: “That’s what it means to be a leader, Clarke. The truth is, we must look into the eyes of our warriors and say, “go die for me.”-L/xa in 214 “Bodyguard of Lies”

Instead of looking at Emori, at Murphy, at anyone else to take the Nightblood serum and see if it will work, Clarke chooses to inject herself. So yes, there were lots of L/xa mentions this Season from seemingly random individuals (and we might get even more), but every single one has served a purpose. To remind Clarke that she’s a leader, to give her strength, to show her she’s already made these decisions before and to encourage her to be her own kind of leader. The one she was before she began taking L/xa’s leadership advice (which might have worked for L/xa and all the Commanders before her, but was slowly killing Clarke on the inside.)

You haven’t been witnessing the story of Clarke carrying out L/xa’s destiny. You’ve been witnessing the story of Clarke finally stepping into her own. And if that’s not someone you want to see Bellamy with (who, by the way, has actually been doing his own growing-although his is more emotional-learning who he is outside of just being Octavia’s big brother), then maybe you should….ship him with someone else?

anonymous asked:

Wait, you actually think the EU is better than the US? I'm from the USA and we're fine, you should visit sometime. I have actual friends from France and Germany that came here for study abroad and want to stay because of how shitty Europe is. I don't think you can compare the the crumbling EU to the U.S.

😑 Thank you but that’s not necessary I actually have been to the US and I actually live in the EU (UK, so soon-to-Brexit but yeah). Just so there are no misunderstandings, this started because I posted something complaining about people- especially Trump supporters- depicting the EU as a total hell hole on the brink of collapse, overrun with refugees, the very fabric of national culture going up in flames. It’s a condescending and insulting caricature, especially coming from people who don’t even live here? It’s not that we don’t have problems- as I readily acknowledged- but the way so many people distort and warp things to fit their narrative. Yeah, there are some people here who agree with Trump, but there are a lot of us who think what he’s saying about Europe is a lot of rubbish too. But we get written off as people embarked on national suicide and ‘political correctness’ huh. 

How the EU as a political institution copes with Brexit and the other challenges remains to be seen. It has areas where improvements are needed. But…that goes for the US as well? That’s my point. There are protests going on about racism and police brutality, against Trump, over the Dakota Pipleline, the country spends way more than healthcare than the rest of the developed world with much poorer results- but does that mean your country is on the brink of total collapse? Because there are loads of areas the EU performs better and if you think we are crumbling what does that make the US? I’m saying that the day-to-day, our quality of life- what things actually are like is nowhere near as uniformly bad or simple as what you think it is. Immigration and terrorism that’s another hot-button issue in the US, isn’t it? The White House appears to be in quite a mess- your VP even had to come here to tell us to disregard what the President said. So, why is the US ‘fine’ and the EU ‘shit’?

And yes, if you so confidently think the US does everything best, you should revisit that. It’s not even that I think the US is a terrible, shitty place. It’s an interesting and dynamic country. I really liked visiting it. It’s on the cutting edge of a lot of areas especially tech companies and producing cultural products. American popular culture is immensely influential. But I can see clear as day there are areas that EU countries tend to do better. I like my free healthcare, for one. I couldn’t believe how much my sister had to pay when she was at Yale because here it is free at the point of need. I like our lower homicide rates. I like the rigorous anti-discrimination laws built into EU directives that have helped give me, as a woman, far more rights in the workplace and if I should choose to have children- a minimum standard of maternity leave. I like our extensive public transport network across Europe. No need for a car.

None of these mean we have zero problems. But I’m tired of people -especially if you’ve never even been here- oversimplifying it. Especially about immigration or the refugees. Because guess what? This isn’t the first rodeo for Europe, when it comes to immigration and refugees. For the UK in particular? Why, a Tory politician called Enoch Powell even gave a very dramatic speech called Rivers of Blood about immigrants from the (non-white) British Commonwealth. That such people would never ever assimilate and completely destroy the UK’s national character. ‘It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre’. He even claims a constituent told him, ‘In this country in 15 or 20 years’ time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.’

That was in 1968. It’s almost 50 years now. And it was a lot of rubbish and racism. I would know, because I’m from the British Commonwealth myself and I speak English as my first language. No doubt, there were difficulties for many in the first generation. But their kids were born here and it becomes the only country they know. They become British, in their own way. Some even become Mayor of London. And during the Brexit referendum, I found myself beseeched by the Leave campaign to vote Leave, that no, they were not xenophobic- see? They didn’t mind immigrants like me who were ‘British’ enough, that we are different because we integrated after all, why being from the old British Empire must have helped, all those connections to jolly Britain. Just not those Eastern Europeans and Syrian refugees. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony.

Integration and all those other challenges aren’t shit that get solved with a snap of the fingers. I don’t know for sure what the future holds for the EU and Europe. But what I know is I’m sick to death of the hysteria. It’s massively over-simplistic, centred around distorting and warping things and is more concerned about scapegoating certain groups of people and scoring political points than offering real solutions. Which, unfortunately, is not only being spread around by the European far right but now also American politicians for their own agenda. 

P.S I think it’s rather quite daring of those French and German friends of yours  to want to exchange their excellent universal healthcare for the US system. 

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Pairing: Dean x Reader

Summary: The reader wakes up in an unknown room not knowing who she is or who the two men then seem to know everything about her are.

Warnings: Language, some angst, the reader has amnesia, mentions of mild violence.

Word Count: 1,697

A/N: So this looks like it might be the start of another series. I’m not sure. If you guys want more just let me know. Also, there are some “warnings” that I’m going to put in the tags. They’re nothing bad it’s just they’re major spoilers. Anyways I hope you guys like this one and feedback is greatly appreciated and often leads to happy dances.

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Light streamed through the blinds in the window next to you. As your eyes fluttered open, that was the first thing you saw. Your head was throbbing and your vision blurry. Turning your head you found yourself in a room you didn’t recognize. “Hello?” You called out. Squinting, you tried to make out a human shaped blob that was by what appeared to be another bed. “Who’s there?” The blob moved and you could hear the sound of a man’s voice but your throbbing head was unable to process what he said. A moment later a second blob joined the first one. “What do you want from me?” Fear made your heartbeat quicken as they began to move closer. Blinking your eyes rapidly, your vision began to clear.

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amazonqueendianaprince  asked:

...or, you know, some of us think Cap is and was right about the whole thing because we're also opposed to the real-world implementation of similar fascist legislation such as The Patriot Act and it has nothing to do with liking him more?

That quote basically says, yes oversight is the right ethical and logical choice, but Cap is a good person, and that puts us in a quandary and I am saying that that is bad math.

It’s also a similar bad math that comes up in A LOT of 616 CW discussions, where Captain America himself (and the anti-reg side) essentially takes the position to non-metas that they should accept that metas occupy a position above the law/beyond equal prosecution by the law, because, you know, they’re different, and their circumstances are different, but you trust CAPTAIN AMERICA, riiiiight? Let the metas judge their own and police their own, what do you need the Constitutional right of equality under the law for? Obviously, this base position is immediately complicated by the clusterfuck of everything else in CW, but I’d argue that that’s deliberate. It’s one of the reasons I’m not a fan of the event, because I really like Cap, and I hate the things it makes him argue and I find them antithetical to him as a character.

I also don’t exactly get why so many people find a difference of opinion on a comics event, or, apparently, an actor’s opinion on an upcoming film none of us have seen as a personal challenge? I mean?? Yes I hate fascism? And the Patriot Act? And I think Cap’s political position is largely wrong in CW though I understand why, as the plot is manipulated, he fights? These things are not incompatible?

I get what you’re saying, but I’m responding to the quote as written and many, *many* other posts and comics CW itself, which initially sets up the problem as a constitutional legal problem of supers as American citizens whose identities allow them to avoid legal repercussions and prosecution and that’s constitutionally unacceptable under the law. Once that actually gets stated, there’s a problem.  

I’m not talking about the Patriot Act here, which I abhor, because it wasn’t part of the quote or what I was responding to, and I think the CW treatment of post-9/11 politics was really terrible, tone-deaf, and inconsistent in its understanding of xenophobia** and power dynamics. 

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letthebluerain  asked:

Since we're on topic.. Robron X-Mas shopping? Lord knows they have a giant family. Rob drags Aaron against his will and reminds him at every step that half of the village is a Dingle and they need to sort this.

“Are you serious, Robert?” Aaron asked indignantly, expression twisted into a frown as he sat at the breakfast table with his husband. “It’s not even December yet.”

Robert gave him that look that he was fast becoming used to seeing – the one that let him know he was about to be schooled in something by his oh-so-wise other half.

“Yes, I’m serious,” Robert replied with a hint of an eye roll. “We’ve got to make a start, lord knows the village is getting overrun with your Dingle lot, you must have loads of people to buy for.”

Aaron scoffed at that, picking up his cereal bowl and slurping the leftover milk down, noticing how Robert shook his head at the sight of it, as he was used to doing every morning.

“Well I dun’t bother getting all them lot anything anyway,” he dismissed, getting up and loading his breakfast things into the dishwasher, clearing away a few of Robert’s empty coffee cups as he was at it.

He turned around to see Robert looking at him incredulously.

“What?” he asked with genuine intrigue.

Robert breathed out a laugh at the realisation that this was the man he had married – the man he had devoted the rest of his life to – the man who he knew was the strongest, bravest, and most generous man he could ever imagine. A man with too big a heart for him to conceive; too much loyalty for him to ever dream of deserving; too much love in his heart for one person to be capable of.

And yet he couldn’t buy his family Christmas presents.

“They’re your family. You have to buy them something,” Robert replied as if it was obvious; as if it was unbelievable that he’d even have to explain this to Aaron.

“I buy for my mum and Paddy, that’s it,” Aaron shrugged as he wiped his hands on a tea towel. “And I usually leave that ‘til Christmas eve. You want a coffee?”

Robert let his head dip in part-shame part-amusement, before getting up and joining his husband at the kettle, placing his coffee cup down on the side in a silent response to his question.

Aaron emptied a spoon full of that expensive ground coffee Robert loved into the cup instinctively.

“Well, let’s make a deal,” Robert levelled. “It’s our first Christmas being together – or married, properly, anyway – so let’s start a new tradition.”

He watched on as Aaron rolled his eyes to himself, a tiny smirk appearing on the side of his mouth as he poured the boiling water into their two mugs.

“We’re buying joint presents for all of our family. Sugdens and Dingles,” Robert insisted. “Presents for all of them, from both of us. And Liv.”

Aaron turned to lean back against the countertop, biting down on his bottom lip as he looked across at Robert with a hint of amusement in his eyes.

“Okay,” he conceded, a little too easily.

Perhaps it was thanks to the way that he just couldn’t ever get tired of Robert referring to them as a family these days – even if Robert had felt like his family for years now.

“And we’re starting the shopping now. Today,” Robert insisted.

Aaron met that with an audible groan and an exaggerated eye roll, even though he knew there was no way Robert was going to let him get out of it now.

Minutes later Robert produced a notepad and a pen and ordered Aaron to sit down with a list of names. Twenty two names later, Aaron was dreading the impending shopping trip more than he’d ever dreaded Christmas shopping before.

“Come on, then, Mr Sugden,” Robert smirked at him as he shrugged on his coat and scarf. “With all that Dingle lot to buy for we need to get cracking. Don’t forget the bags.”

Aaron groaned as he caught his own coat that Robert threw in his direction.

“Fine, but you’re paying for all this,” he grunted.

“Why break the habit of a lifetime,” Robert quipped back with a smirk, ushering his husband out of the door and following him out to the car.

He made a point of wrapping his arms around his husband’s waist before he got to the car, ignoring the way that Aaron tried to shrug him off.

“If you stop sulking, I’ll even make it worth your while when we get home,” Robert whispered into his husband’s ear, kissing gently at the soft skin below his ear with more than a hint of suggestion, aware of the way that Aaron’s body seemed to melt into him at the mere suggestion of his reward.

“Could have saved yourself a lot of hassle if you’d promised me that earlier, y’know,” Aaron teased, firing his filthiest smile in Robert’s direction as they each got into the car.

Maybe this new Christmas shopping tradition was something he could get used to, Aaron realised.

Here we go, an update!

“Disturbing, these findings are.” Master Yoda’s ears droop slightly, as his clawed hand gently lays the datapad he held back on the table.

“That’s the least you can call it.” Mace massages his temples and breathes deeply and evenly. The sheer magnitude of the discovery is enough to stop one’s breath. “How have we missed this?”

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anonymous asked:

No one is saying "You can't like it because it makes me uncomfortable". That's literally what everyone thinks people who don't like Jumin are saying. All we keep saying is "Stop trying to force us to like it if it makes us uncomfortable" and "Stop trying to tell us we're wrong if it makes us uncomfortable". We don't want to be convinced to like something we don't. We want to be able to mind our own business and not like something. Jumin fans make posts acting like that's not okay.

First things first, I’d like to include a screenshot of my post here for the sake of context.

Number one: Oh. Honey. Sweetie. Nonnie. Aren’t you a little too intense to be surfing the Web? Why are you getting so worked up over a post made by an Internet stranger that literally had nothing to do with you? I don’t think we have ever met or interacted; yet here you are, going on anon, coming to my inbox and making assumptions. Why? Is it because I’m a Jumin blogger? I cannot express my own opinion about the MM fandom in general because I’m a Jumin Han fan. Is that what it is? Well, lemme tell you something: This is my blog. I gonna do whatever I wish to do with it. Try and stop me, sweetheart.

Number two: Since you must have this urge to bring up such an irrelevant topic when my original post was not even about Jumin Han, I have no choice but begrudgingly answer you. 

That’s literally what everyone thinks people who don’t like Jumin are saying.

Oh ho! That was quite an assumption, hun. Who is this “everyone” you are talking about? And don’t use “literally” with it when you only speak for yourself. His tag is always riddled with hate posts. Unless you search the tag constantly, you are not gonna see them since there are always new posts emerging and replacing the old ones but hey, I doubt you care anyway so no need to dig into that.

We respond to those “unpopular opinion” posts simply because they tag him directly or target us, Jumin Han fans, at large. If you don’t do that, then cool, our responses are not aiming at you. And just in case you are too egocentric to realize. Breaking news: Not everything is about you, dear.

Number three:

All we keep saying is “Stop trying to force us to like it if it makes us uncomfortable” and “Stop trying to tell us we’re wrong if it makes us uncomfortable”.

Look, darling, no one ever forces you to like Jumin Han. No one ever tells you are wrong because you dislike him. You are the one who comes to his tag and his bloggers. You read our posts at your own risk. We ain’t trying to convince you shit, son. You are the one who gets offended by something that is not directly designed for you. Also, this can easily be prevented by blocking our blogs, blacklisting the tag, or even more simply, not searching for it at all. Yet, you have the nerve to force us to read your anon hates and guilt-trip us for liking Jumin and making positive posts for him. Since you have the need to make everything to be all about you, I’ll let you be. My post is now applied to you. Don’t demand respect for your “opinions” when you are the one who disrespects ours. Practice what you preach: Don’t spread your hate. Stay in your lane. Mind your own business. 

Until then, kindly fuck off from my inbox. Please and thank you.

because winter dream is being released in 12 hours and why not have more binu, 4stro and magic 

  • cha eunwoo absolutely hates noisy and messy people 
  • when i say noisy and messy i rly mean mj and sanha 
  • and by hate i rly mean they’re his best friends 
  • and by best friends i rly mean mj and sanha found him the very first day on platform 9 and ¾ with the most confused and terrified expression on his tiny face & had to lead him by hand to the hogwarts express 
  • they still laugh about that
  • they also fed him chocolate frogs and laughed when he felt them jumping in his mouth and screamed because they’re terrible friends like that
  • and so here begins cha eunwoo’s journey into the world of magic 
  • shit i don’t know how to put this all under a read more i’m so sorry for those who have to scroll through this i don’t know if this works

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What went down in Darkblade
  • INTRO SEQUENCE
  • Ms. Bustier: all right we need a premise for this episode so it's time for student government elections
  • Chloé: and I'm gonna win!
  • Marinette: really? you're absolutely horrible to everyone
  • Marinette: there's literally one person who'd be willing to vote for you and I'm not even sure what her deal is
  • Sabrina: I desire death and destruction the way others desire the air they breathe
  • Marinette: face it Chloé, there's no way you're gonna win
  • Chloé: oh there is bc I blackmailed everyone
  • Marinette: everyone?
  • Chloé: yeah, everyone
  • Chloé: this is how politics works, dontcha know?
  • Marinette: wow that's some real subtle social commentary there
  • Marinette: well I guess I have to run against Chloé
  • Marinette: yay
  • Adrien: now let's see what I'm doing
  • Armand: *attacks Adrien with a sword*
  • Adrien: oh holy f**k a guy is attacking me with a sword
  • Armand: ha! I caught you unawares and successfully penetrated your defenses
  • Adrien: who are you and why are you attacking me with a sword
  • Armand: this is a move my ancestor devised, "dark blade"
  • Adrien: looks like a normal blade to me
  • Armand: no that's the name of my ancestor
  • Armand: or maybe the move he made up, it's not really clear
  • Adrien: that's really odd but whatevs
  • Armand: anyway according to very real history, my ancestor took over the city and then got killed
  • Armand: and then I ran for mayor to continue his legacy
  • Adrien: wow now I understand how André keeps winning
  • Armand: but someday the flag of my ancestor will fly again
  • Adrien: oh, so this is all setup for you to be akumatized, got it
  • Armand: what
  • Nadja: and we're live on TF1 News, here's Armand D'Argencourt who got three percent of the vote in the last mayoral election
  • Armand: oh f**k this
  • Hawkmoth: fly my akuma and all that s**t
  • Darkblade: I HAVE A SWORD
  • Nadja: are you gonna sword me with it?
  • Darkblade: no it's a laser sword
  • Nadja: why
  • Nadja: why not just have a regular sword? or if you're gonna have a laser then why does it have to be in a sword
  • Darkblade: kk you're transforming into one of my knights now
  • Nadja: ok does this mean I get cool fighting skills
  • Darkblade: no just armor
  • Darkblade: so you're pretty much useless and you're gonna be wrecked by Chat Noir
  • Nadja: darn
  • Marinette: ok back to me now
  • Chloé: so anyway my dad's running my student government campaign
  • Chloé: we've got a press event with Jagged Stone!
  • Marinette: this is totally excessive for a student government campaign
  • Marinette: like this would only make sense if you were trying to appeal to huge numbers of people who don't know you personally
  • Marinette: there are literally fourteen students in our class and all but one think you're awful
  • Sabrina: with every word from Chloé's lips our society inches towards its inevitable glorious demise
  • Chloé: this is how my father does politics though
  • Marinette: also doesn't he have mayoral duties to attend to
  • André: nah
  • Darkblade: hey mr. mayor come outta there so I can sword you
  • André: how about nah
  • Darkblade: you have nothing else to say to me?
  • André: nah
  • Darkblade: all right then imma use one of my knights as a battering ram
  • Nadja: I didn't ask for this
  • André: ok time to run and leave all these teens to secure the building, I'm sure they'll be fine
  • Chat Noir: hey Darkblade, knights to meet you!
  • Darkblade: imma sword you
  • Chat Noir: and imma sword you back
  • Jagged Stone: wow those two people are swording each other really hard
  • Jagged Stone: they must be crazed fans of my music so imma go out and play guitar for them
  • Jagged Stone: *plays epic rock solo as Chat Noir and Darkblade fight*
  • Chat Noir: omg this is perf
  • Jagged Stone: *shoots fire out of his guitar like he's in Mad Max*
  • Darkblade: YES
  • Darkblade: can you please play our battle music as we storm the mayor's palace
  • Jagged Stone: sure I got nothin better to do
  • Jagged Stone: have fun storming the palace
  • Darkblade: come forth, my armies!
  • Ladybug: ok Chat Noir let's kick some ass
  • *EPIC FIGHT SET TO JAGGED STONE'S FLAMING GUITAR MUSIC*
  • Darkblade: now imma plant my flag and transform all of the people in Paris into my knights!
  • Darkblade: *plants flag*
  • Chat Noir: I'm callin your bluff bc I'm defs not a knight right now
  • Darkblade: it takes a while
  • Darkblade: see that black tube of stuff things?
  • Darkblade: you only become a knight when that passes through you
  • Chat Noir: that seems really arbitrary and unnecessary
  • Chat Noir: it gives us more time to stop you
  • Chat Noir: Hawkmoth coulda saved a lot of trouble by just having it be instantaneous
  • Darkblade: hmm good point I'll let him know
  • Ladybug: bye bye little butterfly
  • Darkblade: wait I didn't finish letting him know!
  • Ladybug: good bc if he figured that out he might actually start winning
  • Ms. Bustier: and the new class representative is Sabrina bc we can't have Marinette be the best at literally everything
  • Ms. Bustier: also bc I deliberately miscounted the votes in her favor
  • Sabrina: as your representative I stand for bringing about the destruction of the world as we know it
  • Ms. Bustier: now THERE'S our realistic depiction of politics in action
  • ROLL CREDITS
✖▌legend of zelda ; wind waker sp
send one for my reaction!

❛You are just my type.❜
❛What ails you?❜
❛You pesky, little brat!❜
❛I’m sorry…I overslept!❜
❛The wind…it is blowing.❜
❛My heart leaps at your enthusiasm.❜
❛You’ve traveled far for one with no wings.❜
❛Yep! That’s a miiiiiighty nice breeze!❜
❛Do not betray my expectations.❜
❛So…you’re alive?❜
❛You pathetic, little sea rat!❜
❛Nobody understands how I feel!❜
❛What are you laughing at?❜
❛As for our destination, the wind’ll guide us!❜
❛You’re insane!❜
❛I want you to show me a picture of the first perfectly round, pale thing you can think of.❜
❛There, on the horizon!❜
❛Don’t do anything too reckless, alright?❜
❛Long at last, I have found you!❜
❛You’re nosy…aren’t you?❜
❛He makes my heart go aflutter!❜
❛Have a look at them, young Sir/Ma'am.❜
❛Y-you’re incredible!❜
❛May the winds of fortune be at your back.❜
❛You have to see it to believe it!❜
❛Don’t we make a delightful couple?❜
❛The look on your face…priceless!❜
❛Have you seen any filthy, theiving rats around?❜
❛I refuse to give this wonderous ___ to my captors!❜
❛Were you trying to give me a heart attack?❜
❛Don’t go taking this the wrong way!❜
❛Feigning ignorance will gain you nothing.❜
❛It is a hobby of mine to sneak up behind people when they least expect it.❜
❛Do not be afraid!❜
❛There, you go…acting before you think as usual.❜
❛Where did you get that?❜
❛Normally, I’d expect a huge reward for something like this.❜
❛We have to hurry!❜
❛Just do as you’re told.❜
❛I suppose the least I could do is commend you for your reckless courage.❜
❛You’ve arrived not a moment too soon.❜
❛What is this place?❜
❛Hmph…well, don’t YOU sound important?❜
❛I’m sorry but I have no idea what you’re talking about.❜
❛It is far too dangerous for you to join us on this task.❜
❛I’m so sorry.❜
❛Allow me to aid you in your quest.❜
❛How did you know to find me here?❜
❛So young to have such power.❜
❛Have a look at them, young Sir/Ma'am.❜
❛Y-you’re incredible!❜
❛May the winds of fortune be at your back.❜
❛You have to see it to believe it!❜
❛…You’re still half asleep, aren’t you?❜
❛Try these on.❜
❛Can you close your eyes and hold out your hand? Just for a second!❜
❛So, do you remember what day it is today?!❜
❛Be proud, child!❜
❛You grimy, tresspassing little scoundrel!❜
❛Nothing can stop the flow of time or the passing of generations.❜
❛I’ve not seen your young face before!❜
❛I wonder if this is how a mother/father feels!❜
❛Will you conduct me?❜
❛There’s actually something that I can do to help this world, it’s incredible.❜
❛I’ve gotta tell my mom back at home all about this!❜
❛I just can’t bring myself to do it.❜
❛This is madness!❜
❛Don’t touch me with those filthy hands, you mischievous little scamp.❜
❛Away with you. Away, I say!❜
❛Fine night, isn’t it?❜
❛You are so great, absolutely fantastic, INCREDIBLE!❜
❛Do you have an interest in the amusements of nobility?❜
❛Your gods destroyed you.❜
❛How ridiculous.❜
❛No matter where it came, the wind carried the same thing…death.❜
❛Let us put an end to that, which binds us together!❜
❛If only I could do things over again.❜
❛I want you to live for the future.❜
❛There might be nothing left for you…but despite that, you must look forward and walk the path of hope; trusting that it will sustain you when darkness comes.❜
❛I cannot let this tragedy go on any longer!❜
❛Get a hold of yourself! She/he’s gone, there’s nothing you can do!❜
❛The secrets of a girl’s hearts are to be shared only when she so desires.❜
❛Don’t give me that stupefied look! It makes you look like you oughta be in diapers!❜
❛…You are surprisingly-dull witted.❜
❛We can find it, we WILL find it!❜
❛…I’ll be waiting.❜