the point is still there right

I just spent the past half hour attempting to photograph bats in my backyard but it was too dark and they were flying too fast to get a good focus on them with my camera. For a while I wasn’t getting them in any shots at all and I was starting to wonder if maybe the reason I was having so much trouble was because the bats were actually vampires in bat form and therefore wouldn’t show up in the photos even if I was pointing the camera right at them.

anonymous asked:

45. “Tell me a secret.”

Kara’s not entirely certain how she’s gotten used to this. Sitting on a balcony with Cat Grant, just relaxing. Not winding down after an intense fight, not searching for someone who can give her exactly the right advice at exactly the right time, just being as much herself as she’s ever allowed to be in the cape.

These nights had started a few months ago, one evening when she’d flown by on patrol to find Cat sitting alone in the gathering dusk, sipping a glass of scotch and looking like she needed someone to sit with her. Kara still isn’t entirely certain she wasn’t just impressing her own need onto Cat, but she can’t exactly complain about the results.

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afraidrienforadrien  asked:

Since you're still taking prompts, I was thinking maybe a parasite in Lance or something? Makes him act really suspicious and everyone's worried

really interesting idea! i know I’ve seen a few post her and there with this, so I’d love to give my own try at it.

so the team goes to a planet completely covered in forests and rivers and to many it could look like a paradise. bonus points, the Galra haven’t taken it over yet. but when they get there, they were expecting to find some type of civilization, or intelligent life. but there’s nothing. not even animal sounds. Shiro gets a really strange vibe off of it, so he tells them to get what they need and to leave as soon as possible, and everyone eagerly agrees. so everyone goes off different ways to collect vegetation and whatnot. and before long, everyone is back in the castle and they leave the planet and back on to fighting the Galra.

except, something’s off with Lance. it starts off small, drinking more water after missions and training, always feeling a exhausted afterwards. but they think that he’s just needs to catch up on some sleep, that he just might have caught a cold.

but it progressively gets worse and worse. whenever their planet side, Lance is as perky and energetic as always, but if they stay inside somewhere to long, or when they go back out into space, he becomes sluggish and always tired no matter what. the team will find him in all sorts of strange places, sleeping away on the floor, halfway over furniture, even crashing in Blue. let alone how much water he’s drinking now. whenever someone sees him actually aake, he’s guzzling water down like his life depends on it. and the amount of showers he takes is just bizarre. sure he’s really focused on his looks, but 4 or 5 showers a day? that’s way too much. even for him. and the fact that Lance would always come out pink from the hot water really scared them, that he would just let boiling water hit him for so long to leave him looking like a lobster.

they want to say something about it, and Hunk and Shiro have tried, but anytime they bring it up, Lance just talks his way around it without actually giving away anything about how he’s been feeling. and everyone is seriously worried for him; scared that he’s going to give himself water poisoning.

then the itching started.

it was pretty subtle at first, but by the end of the day, he was scratching gouges into his arms and legs, not even registering that he was hurting himself, just saying that the itching had to stop, that he needed it to stop. that’s when the team finally put him in the pod. not only to heal him, but also to figure out whats been going on with their friend for the past 2 weeks.

it was a parasite that Lance had picked up while on the forested planet. it had somehow found a way inside of his body. but it was completely plant based, thus it’s need for water and how Lance would become so tired without sunlight. it seemed that it was trying to overrun Lance’s nerve system, trying to take over Lance’s body by overriding his nerve system first and make his body do as it wanted by sending it’s own signals through his nervous system and blocking the signals coming from his brain. the itching was because of it doing just that, and Hunk was able to connect the constant hot showers to the itching as well, probably Lance’s first attempt to quell the sensation under his skin to not tip off the others that something was wrong.

they keep Lance in the pod for a few days, knowing that the freezing process of the pod will stop any progression of the parasite, to do extensive research on how to get it out of their friend without doing more damage to Lance than what’s already been done. they eventually found a treatment that does the least damage to Lance and take swift action. they spray a specific type of plant killer into the pod, and once they were 100% sure that it was as dead as possible, they took Lance to a recent ally of theirs who had both the equipment and know how to surgically remove the parasite from Lance’s nervous system. 

it takes weeks of intense physical therapy after the surgery for Lance to get full control over his body again. there will be some spots that Lance will still scratch unconsciously, and if not pointed out or stopped by one of his teammates, he can start to make gouges in those parts again. but the team make sue to catch him if he starts going to far with it.


i hope you liked it! because damn did i have fun making it! thank you so much for the prompt.

anonymous asked:

another moment when Skam was us other than the end of the last episode (well, all of us here Vikking, at least): the reveal that everybody hates William!! like, from Ulrikke to Cengiz to Magnus and Eskild and Lynn, in-universe and IRL!! poor William can't take a break. I bet Julie is talking to Dr. Skulle right now :)

hjsldkfj the thing that makes me go ?? is that its JULIE who writes the characters so like,,,,when theyre like not a fan of william and point out things , thats just??? and then she still brings him back and did That with s4? im jstsdkljf confused??

anonymous asked:

So does your tag mashumallows refer to her or her plot? Because I've always wondered that.

Anon you clearly don’t understand. 

Mashu in general is a marshmallow. 

Article A: 

you see that right? 

10/10 

Article B: 

ENHANCE

also look at that

SQUISH 

Also you must know about the Halloween art right

Here’s what Fou has to say about that: 

Fou: “Fou. Foufoufoufoufoufou” (First of all, her belly is fantastic. Yes, belly. It’s a bit more curly than it used to be don’t you think? You should thank me for not stopping you two from eating too many dangos. It is hardly necessary to mention about the destructive power of her busts at this point. I am well aware of that. Still, I am in shock. Mashu looks slimmer when she has more clothes on….very dangerous. Very very dangerous. I am not a big fan of the overall color, but purple does suit Halloween night rather well. Noble, lewd, and innocent. Shouldn’t we design an extra class just for her?)

She is a Mashumallow. 

oc0tpam  asked:

How do you feel about the Danvid ship??? I'm in love with your david btw <3<3

aa thank you!
about danvid though, it’s. kinda complicated.
as for their canon interaction and relationship, i wouldn’t say i ship it in a sense that i’d want them to be a thing. one of my biggest issues is that David Deserves Someone Who’d Treat Him Right, and for now, canon daniel is NOT someone who’d treat him (or anyone imo) right. he’d made it quite clear in their song (the first honest interaction they had other than pleasantries) what he really thinks of david. first thing he does is grabs for his insecurities, and then just gradually reaches the point to call him a nobody (while STILL mostly keeping the pleasantries, somehow). david is having none of it, which is good, but it doesn’t make it any better on daniel’s part.
the sense i can ship it, canon and all considered, is p much an one-sided crush kinda thing on daniel’s side? kind of nemesis comic style. still not the healthiest of dynamics to share, but it makes for interesting ideas.
as for camper daniel au, it’s not impossible things will take sort of a shippy-ish turn in the future? but it’s important to note that while they share a FAR from healthy relationship in the au, it’s unhealthy in a much different sense, them being messed up kids & all. i hope to get to show that soon!

i mean the game grumps def aren’t perfect and they’re still mostly like two annoying dudes from la, but i’ve watched them for a few years at this point and they, more than most big name youtubers, def are trying to become more self aware ESP in the last few months (and making that game is absolutely a step in the right direction). i mean, don’t put your trust in men and content creators yada yada but I just really hate the idea on this website that people…. can’t improve themselves for whatever reason. like lol should i disown my mom just because it’s taken her a few years to understand how the ‘they’ pronoun works? she’s forty. she’s got years of internalized bullshit to get over.

kateofthecanals replied to your link:

PAWN TO PLAYER

These threads are what convinced me (a) that SanSan is Real, and (b) to read the damn books lol

I learned a whole damn lot in the PtPP.  I didn’t totally get her character on the first read.  The only thing I kinda disagree with now is the idea that Sansa is becoming a political player, which I still don’t think is even on her radar at this point.  I know people don’t want to hear that and I don’t doubt for a second she’s smarter and more mature, but her biggest concern right now is mitigating as much creepy abuse as possible while trying to carve out as much freedom for herself as she can.  That’s why I compare Sansa to Andy in Shawshank Redemption.  /tangent off  

anonymous asked:

What if I just. suck Woozi's dick like,,, not in a weird way just, fam you work yourself too much let me help you,

Woozi: *gets hella flustered* I-I’m

Seungkwan: BAHAHAHAHA 

Jeonghan: they’re right you know you work way too hard *giggling evilly inside*

Seungcheol: our carats are just trying to help

Dino: *thinks* why are our carats so dirty minded

Woozi: *still speechless*

Joshua: as the only sane one I will have to decline your offer *makes ‘call me’ hand motion wildly pointing at woozi* 

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anonymous asked:

So are you still pretending to have ASPD? Still going by "it"?

  • French Narrator: Ah, The Krusty Krab. Bikini Bottom’s premiere daytime eatery. Where it will be closing time right about…
  • Squidward: [talks cheerfully as he switched the Open sign to Closed] Now! 8:00! So long, suckers! I’ve got a hot date with a little lady, and her name is: [pulls out his clarinet] Clarinet. [Tom shows up at the door and knocks on it, causing Squidward to drop his clarinet] What?
  • Tom: Are you open?
  • Squidward: [points to sign] Read the sign.
  • Tom: I’ll have a Krabby Patty Deluxe and a double chili kelp fries.
  • Squidward: No, you won’t! I can’t hang out here all night! I’ve got a life.
  • Tom: Well fine, if you don’t want my money!
  • Mr. Krabs: [says cheerfully] Money?! [Mr. Krabs then falls from the ceiling on top of Squidward] You mean, if we stayed open later, you’d give us your money?
  • Tom: [pulls out cash, Sadie, an anchovy, and an old man appear behind him] Sure!
  • Mr. Krabs: Mr. Squidward, [tears up the Closed sign] welcome to the night shift. From now on, the Krusty Krab is open 24 hours a day.
  • Squidward: What!? [crowd of fish barge in cheering]
  • SpongeBob: Wow! Now we never have to stop working!
  • Squidward: Mr. Krabs..
  • Mr. Krabs: See ya in the morning, boys! I can’t hang out here all night! I’ve got a life. [leaves]
  • Squidward: Mr. Krabs?
  • SpongeBob: Isn’t this great Squidward?! Just you and me together for hours and hours and hours and then the sun’ll come up and it’ll be tomorrow and we’ll still be working! [gasps] It’ll be just like a sleepover! Only we’ll be sweaty and covered with grease! [jumps on cash register counter] Are you ready to rock, Squidward?!
  • Squidward: No.
  • SpongeBob: Good! ‘Cause we’ve got customers!
  • Squidward: [Sandals walks up to counter; Squidward hands him a baseball bat] Here. Please hit me as hard as you can.
  • SpongeBob: Psst, Squidward. I’m working in the kitchen [laughs] at night!
  • Squidward: [takes hat off; leans head on counter] Don’t hold back.
  • SpongeBob: [cuts to SpongeBob in kitchen] Hey Squidward. Guess what, I’m chopping lettuce…at night. [cuts to SpongeBob in the bathroom wiping it clean with himself] Look at me, I’m swabbing the bathroom…at night. [cuts to SpongeBob at the grill picking up spatula, misses the spatula and hits the grill; screams] I burned my hand!…at night. [cuts to SpongeBob walking on the counter, singing to the tune of Charge] Night, night, night, night, night, night, night, night, night, night, night, night, na-na-na-na-night! Night!
  • Squidward: Will you please?! Here, [hands SpongeBob a bag of garbage] give me a moment’s peace and take out the trash!
  • SpongeBob: All right! [takes bag from Squidward] Taking out the trash. Taking out the trash…at night. [stops at the door] You mean outside?
  • Squidward: That’s where the dumpster is, yes.
  • SpongeBob: I don’t know, Squidward, [leans face against window] it’s kinda dark out there.
  • Squidward: But I thought you liked the night shift.
  • SpongeBob: You’re right! [lifts bag over his head] For the Krusty Krab! [runs out of the building to the dumpster, screaming and panicking the whole way; reenters the building panting heavily. snaps his fingers and confidently says] Piece of cake!
  • Squidward: So you’re not afraid?
  • SpongeBob: Pfft, nah.
  • Squidward: Well I am. Especially after, [looks around, gulps] well, you know.
  • SpongeBob: [turns around] What? What do I know?
  • Squidward: You don’t remember? It was all over the news.
  • SpongeBob: Tell me! Tell me!
  • Squidward: No, no, no, I probably shouldn’t. It would ruin the night shift for you. [gives a sympathetic look, then smiles slyly]
  • SpongeBob: [excitedly] What happened, what happened, what happened!?
  • Squidward: You mean you’ve never heard the story of the [thinks] “Hash-Slinging Slasher?“
  • SpongeBob: The Slash-Bringing Hasher?
  • Squidward: The Hash-Slinging Slasher!
  • SpongeBob: The Sash-Ringing, the Trash-Singing, Mash-Flinging, The Flash-Springing, Ringing, The Cr-Crash-Dinging, daa.
  • Squidward: Yes. The Hash-Slinging Slasher. But, most people just call him The Ha [breaks into scream] because that’s all they have time to say before he gets them!
  • SpongeBob: [begging] Tell me the story!
  • Squidward: Years ago at this very restaurant, the Hash-Slinging Slasher used to be a fry cook - just like you - only clumsier. And then, one night, when he was cutting the patties …it happened.
  • SpongeBob: He forgot the secret sauce?
  • Squidward: No.
  • SpongeBob: He didn’t wash his hands?
  • Squidward: No!
  • SpongeBob: Irregular portions?
  • Squidward: NO! He cut off his own hand by mistake.
  • SpongeBob: You mean like this? [pulls one of his arms out of socket, another one grows back in its place] Or like this? [pulls it again, another one grows back] Or this? [does it again] Or this? [does it again] But what about this? Or this, or this, or this, or…
  • Squidward: [interrupts] Except he wasn’t a sponge!
  • SpongeBob: [ask with all his extra hands creating a rainbow-like line] So?
  • Squidward: So it didn’t grow back!
  • SpongeBob: [screams] Oh, no! [all his extra arms lift their hands upwards and run away]
  • Squidward: And he replaced his hand with a rusty spatula. And then, he got hit by a bus! And…at his funeral, they fired him! So now, every…what day is it?
  • SpongeBob: Tuesday.
  • Squidward: Tuesday night, his ghost returns to The Krusty Krab to wreak his horrible vengeance.
  • SpongeBob: [gasps] But tonight’s Tuesday night!
  • Squidward: Then he’ll be coming.
  • SpongeBob: How will we know?
  • Squidward: There are three signs that signal the approach of the Hash-Slinging Slasher. First, the lights will flicker on and off. Next…
  • Harold: [interrupts] Dude, can I have some ketchup?
  • Squidward: Oh, here you go. [hands him ketchup] Next, the phone will ring and there will be nobody there. [shows SpongeBob eating his fingernails] And finally, the Hash-Slinging Slasher arrives in the ghost of the bus that ran him over. [shows SpongeBob eating his fingernails, starts eating his arms, the arms regrow and he eats those and then he eats his arms like popcorn] Then he exits the bus and crosses the street without looking both ways because he’s already dead! [SpongeBob begins eating his hands like popcorn] Then he taps on the window with his grizzly spatula hand..
  • SpongeBob: No.
  • Squidward: He opens the door [pushes his tentacle to SpongeBob’s face, making it looking like he’s a door that’s being opened; while doing this he imitates the sound of a squeaky door opening. leans torwards SpongeBob’s face, which sinks in] He slowly approaches the counter ["counter” echoes menacingly] …and you know what he does next?
  • SpongeBob: What?
  • Squidward: You really want to know?
  • SpongeBob: What?
  • Squidward: Are you sure you want to know?
  • SpongeBob: What, what, what does he do?!
  • Squidward: [sneaks up on SpongeBob, taps him] He gets ya! [SpongeBob now screams repeatedly for about 20 seconds while Squidward is laughing] SpongeBob… [continues screaming] SpongeBob I wa… [screaming continues] I was ju… [SpongeBob’s pupils are now screaming too] I was jus… [screaming continues] SpongeBob, I was joking!
  • SpongeBob: What?
  • Squidward: It’s not true! None of it’s true!
  • SpongeBob: It’s not?
  • Squidward: Of course not. Nobody has a spatula for a hand. It was all a joke.
  • SpongeBob: Ohhhhh. [laughs repeatedly like he did with screaming] [cuts into later in the night. Shows Krusty Krab with a big sign that says ‘Open Forever’]
  • [Squidward is shown at the counter reading a book. Squidward hears spooky noises and feels water dripping on him but he doesn’t know what it is.]
  • SpongeBob: [on the ceiling wearing suction cups cleaning] Isn’t this great, Squidward? [Squidward screams] There’s never time to wash the ceiling during the day.
  • Squidward: [says to himself] Open 24 hours a day. What a stupid idea! Who wants a Krabby Patty at three in the morning?
  • [cuts to Patrick’s bedroom]
  • Patrick: [Patrick’s alarm clock goes off] Oh boy! Three A.M.! [whips out a Krabby Patty and starts to eat it; cuts back to The Krusty Krab]
  • Squidward: Just look at this place. It’s like a ghost town in here! [lights start to flicker on and off] Very funny, SpongeBob.
  • SpongeBob: What?
  • Squidward: "And the lights will flicker on and off.“ Just like the story. I get it. [realizes no one is flickering the light switch and looks shocked]
  • SpongeBob: Hey Squidward, how are you doing that without moving the switch?
  • Squidward: I’m not doing it. It must be the stupid, faulty wiring in here. This place isn’t built to run 24 hours a day! [phone rings, Squidward picks it up] What, what, hello? Hello? Hello?
  • SpongeBob: [walks up to the counter] Nice try, Squidward.
  • Squidward: Nice try, what?
  • SpongeBob: "The phone will ring and there will be no one there.” [raises eyebrows up and down and giggles] Oh, you crack me up.
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, I’m not doing this. [hangs up phone] Oh no, calm down, calm down. All right, what was it? There was the lights, [lights flicker on and off] and the phone, [phone rings] and the walls will ooze green slime! [walls start to ooze green slime] No, wait. They always do that. But what was that third thing? [hears a motor, turns his head and opens his eyes wide; a bus pulls up to the Krusty Krab doors]
  • SpongeBob: [walks up to the counter] I didn’t know the buses ran this late.
  • Squidward: They don’t! [a man gets out of the bus and the bus pulls away, all Squidward and SpongeBob can see is his spooky outline]
  • SpongeBob: Well they’re dropping someone off. [from the outside, the man lifts his spatula]
  • Squidward: [screams to the point where hair grows from his head and starts wiggling]
  • Squidward: The SASH-RINGING, FLASH-SINGING, THE BASH-PINGING…
  • SpongeBob: The Hash-Slinging Slasher! [starts to cry]
  • Squidward: At last you understand! We’re doomed!
  • SpongeBob: No, that’s not it. [wipes tear] I am just so touched that you would go through the trouble to dress up as a ghostly fry cook and stand on the other side of the street, just to entertain me! You must really like me! [cries again]
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, there are two problems with your theory. One - I hate you. And two - how can that be me when I’m standing right here!? [the man taps on the door with his spatula]
  • SpongeBob: [screams to the point where his eyelashes grow and start wiggling]
  • SpongeBob and Squidward: THE HASH-SLINGING SLASHER!!! [the guy walks in the door and up to the counter]
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, no matter what I’ve said, I’ve always sort of liked you!
  • SpongeBob: Squidward, I used your clarinet to unclog my toilet!
  • Squidward: Huh? [a nerdy unnamed guy reaches the counter]
  • Hervy: Can I have a job application? I brought my own spatula. [holds up spatula] I called here earlier but I hung up 'cause I was nervous.
  • SpongeBob: Do you have references?
  • Squidward: Wait, if that was you on the phone and you on the bus, then who was flickering the lights? [lights flicker on and off; SpongeBob, Squidward and Hervy look over to see Nosferatu]
  • SpongeBob, Squidward and The Unnamed Guy: Nosferatu!
  • Nosferatu: [smiles. light turns off]

anonymous asked:

your point about the scents in that mountain meadow got me thinking. we still have all the genes for super scent that we used to have as tree-dwelling critters right, just not turned on? Could gene editing allow us to turn them back on and let us improve our senses?

I don’t know but damn that would be awesome. I think that it would require a change in nose and sinus structure as well as the expansion of the brain area for scent. So, such a human would not look entirely human.

Good Morning Lovlies

I had a better weekend, after a few days of corrected eating I am feeling a lot better, still not sleeping much. I haven’t slept more then 5 hours since June 16th?? So I am sure that’s a large part of why mood swings to low points have been so prevalent.

The heat wave broke yay! It will be perfect temps for the next few days, I am thinking of repeating fitness blenders 5 day Strong and Lean challenge for my workouts this week. It will be a bit tougher since My workout intensity has been a bit lower the last couple weeks, but I got such great results in my muscle gains after it, it will be worth it.

The run away bloat monster is finally going back the right way too, still 10 lbs away from where I was at the beginning of the month though.. So I really hope it rights its self and I didn’t loose half my years progress.

Hope you all have an amazing week!! Stop by my ask box/messages anytime 😘❤️

4

Pride parades are known for glitter, upbeat music and happy people dancing on bright floats, as they make their way through loud, colorful crowds.

This was not a pride parade.

“Stonewall began as a riot,” Sian Lewis, a member of the D.C. planning committee for the Equality March, said, as “YMCA” by the Village People blared from large, black speakers behind her.

“We are living the legacy of Stonewall,” she said.

Crowds stretched for blocks across the parade route near the National Mall, and while Lewis said they anticipated more than 200,000 marchers, she said the number of people who showed up blew their expectations.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, straight, white, black, Latinx Americans and people from across the world all marched in solidarity Sunday to protest how they believe the Trump administration could negatively affect the LGBT community.

Participants were all ages. And they came from all over the world, on two feet or more.

The political march for equality comes one day after the Pride Parade in D.C., while marches and protests are ongoing around the country this June for Pride month.

And many participants feel as if this time in history is a turning point for the LGBT movement. They see it as an opportunity to note that while LGBT rights increased over the past decade, there’s still a long way to go.

D.C. Equality March Makes Pride Political

Photos: Liam James Doyle/NPR

Why Wonder Woman was so Important to Me

I had the opportunity to see Wonder Woman recently, and I was left awestruck.  Wonder Woman is such a timeless character, and I feel this story and the way the film was made really captured the heart of the original character.  With DC’s track record, it had a high chance of being lazy and bad.  But it wasn’t.  It was original. Refreshing. I cried a lot, and here’s why.

1. Women Are Strong 

I’m not one to loudly complain about the misrepresentation of women in media (though we often are).  We’ve had some really awesome and strong female characters over the past couple years.  But somehow, Wonder Woman took this in a completely new direction.  Watching the Amazons fight the invaders on the beach nearly brought me to tears.  It was so special for me to see women take on roles we rarely see them in.  They were the fighters, the protectors, the providers.  There are many women out in the world right now who are fighting their own battles, much like the Amazons.  They’re providing for their families or serving their countries through the military.  It was a pleasant reminder that while men and women have differences, they are equally strong and skilled.

(Also yay for a female director!)

2. Actions Speak Louder

Many times, Wonder Woman is questioned.  She’s scoffed at for being a women (which would have been very common during that time).  She’s underestimated.  But what’s so amazing here is that she never has to prove herself to the men.  It would’ve been so easy for the movie to fall into that common trope.  She never argues with a man and she focuses her attention on others instead of herself.  She wants to kill Ares and stop the war. And in the end, her actions speak louder then her words ever could.  What I took from this is to rise to action.  Stop talking and start doing.  Ignore what others say, because you know what you can do.  Hold your head high and rise above.

3. Mutual Respect Brings the Most Success

As I said before, it would have been easy for the film to fall into certain tropes.  A trope we often see nowadays is a woman proving that she (or all women) are better then men.  That’s never a point of conflict in this film.  Her love interest, Steve, fights as her equal.  He isn’t clumsy or weak to make Wonder Woman look stronger.  He believes in her and helps her to the best of his ability. When they become interested in each other romantically, they both hold their own.  They love each other but are not dependent on one another.  We see the rest of the men in their gang react the same way later on.  They all eventually come to love and respect Diana.  It’s a great reminder that feminism is about collaboration and equality, not one gender being better then the other.  We each have something to bring to the table and our differences are what makes us stronger. 

4. It’s Okay to not be Okay

There’s a really interesting character in Wonder Woman’s gang named Charlie.  He’s supposed to be the world’s top shooter, but time and time again he fails.  He seen some things that have damaged him pretty heavily.  What’s really interesting about this character is that we never see this issue resolved.  He doesn’t have his big “hero moment” where he is suddenly able to shoot and save the day.  This is so much like real life.  We’ve all been hurt, and it’s ok to be damaged.  You have nothing to prove, but your great efforts will help everything to turn out right in the end.  At one point, Charlie even says to Diana “You don’t need me, you’re better of without me.” To this she replies “No, Charlie, if you’re not here, who will sing?” This implies that Charlie is still a valued member of the group, despite his shortcomings.  His friends are able to recognize his other strengths when he cannot.  


5. There is Much Darkness in the World, But Love Will Save the Day

Not much to say here, as Diana said it all in her own monologue:

“I used to want to save the world, to end war and bring peace to mankind. But then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves - something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know… that only love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give - for the world I know can be. This is my mission now, for ever.”

Often times love is portrayed as a great weakness. But it isn’t.  To love is to truly see beauty in the world.  To love is to be brave and strong.  Love is the greatest power of all.  

Additional Notes:

We must learn to forgive.  Diana had the opportunity to kill the chemist responsible for Steve’s death.  And she chose not too, instead focusing on the larger problem at hand and in turn leaving the past in the past.

There were not gratuitous or sexualized shots of the women in the film.  The framing was based around the action.  The women were all beautiful, but the film relied on it’s story and the strength of it’s lead rather then her beauty. 

There will always be hardship. There isn’t always one bad guy to fight.  We all will have to continue to fight our demons and endure through our trials.  But it’s the light and the love, those precious moments, that we fight for.

Thanks Wonder Woman.  You inspired me, and I’m so grateful.  I don’t think I’ve seen a superhero movie with more heart.  There will be many days ahead where I think “What would Wonder Woman do?” 

*I may edit and add on to more of this at a later time, but I wanted to get my initial thoughts out!

I really don’t think people who aren’t Autistic or who don’t struggle with sensory issues understand that when it comes to certain stimuli, those things provoke actual feelings of pain, nausea, disgust, discomfort, etc for people that are Autistic/have sensory processing disorder.

Take “picky eating.” I was labelled a “picky eater” even as a little toddler. I couldn’t eat sauce, tomatoes, or have my food touching other foods. People said stuff like “She’ll grow out of it” or “She’ll eat it if she’s actually hungry” or “Tastebuds change; she’ll like it when she’s older!" 

But the fact was, if it was a food I couldn’t eat, I literally couldn’t eat it. I’d try to eat lasagna and start crying, and gagging, and I’d have to spit it out. Guess what? I didn’t "eat when I was hungry” if it was one of those foods, I just didn’t eat. This was especially an issue when I started going to school and daycare (I eventually got a note from my doctors that detailed my Autism diagnosis and sensory problems, so that the local kids center would provide me with alternative meals. They treated it the same way they did with kids with allergies, basically.) 

Also, I didn’t “grow out of it.” I still cannot eat tomatos, sauces, and most mixed food dishes. Because I just can’t even make my mouth chew and swallow without gagging and spitting the food out. Just a couple months ago I went to grab some chicken wraps from the local taco place, and I asked specifically that they hold the sauce. But they didn’t, so when I took a bite I got a mouthful of pain and chucked it right into my napkin (gross, I know. I’m making a point here though.)

So when Autistic people, or anyone with a sensory processing related disorder, tells you that they cannot handle something-whether that means being touched, wearing certain clothes, being around noise, or eating certain foods-remember what I just said. That’s how it feels, when people willfully ignore our reminders and warnings about our stimuli and triggers. That’s what you’re doing when you touch someone when they tell you it hurts them, or make them wear that suit or outfit, or put sauce on their food when they politely ask you not to. Granted, overload is different and presents differently in everyone, but bottom line-you’re choosing to disrespect someone’s boundaries, and their medical issues, and you are hurting them when you force certain stimuli on them after they’ve asked you to stop. Just respect people, and don’t shame people for not being able to handle or do the same stuff other people can. 

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Harry: *regaining consciousness after a minor Healing procedure* What’s goi– *sees Draco sitting next to him* 

Draco: Hello, there.

Harry: *awed whisper* Oh my god. You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen.

Draco: *flatly* Is that right?

Harry: *still gaping stupidly* Are you a Veela? 

Draco: No, Harry.

Harry: *gasps* You know my name?!

Draco: Oh, I know a whole lot more than your name.

Harry: *delighted* We know each other?!

Draco: *holds up hand* We’re married, love. *points out Harry’s matching ring*

Harry: *gasps at own hand* Wh–?! *drugged flailing*

(Insp.)

iwantasecretgarden  asked:

oh sorry one more thing so in fourth year Mrs. Weasley knits Harry a Weasley sweater but this time with a DRAGON on it, plus he gets a little dragon model of the Horntail and I just have this headcanon that like most kids with horses and dinos Harry blooms into the "dragon obsessed stage" at 14 but JK just didn't feel like mentioning it. (charlie understands, ron is lowkey mortified since his dragon phase was age 8)

I endorse this headcanon 200%! And while we’re at it, I actually often wonder what happened to that tiny Horntail. Like, where did it go.

“Harry set his tiny model of the Hungarian Horntail on the table next to his bed, where it yawned, curled up and closed its eyes. Really, Harry thought, as he pulled the hangings on his four-poster closed, Hagrid had a point… they were all right, really, dragons…”  

Was it somewhat alive? Did it need to eat? Something tells me that the answer to both of these questions is no and that it was probably an ordinary still model with temporary charms (which will wear off eventually) on it, but I still love this idea of Harry keeping it as a pet and feeding it frogs and mice.

Me: [writes an essay about how the one (1) naked scene in wonder woman (2017, dir. patty jenkins) was shot deliberately with bad lighting and was more awkward and comedic than anything, and the camera work didn’t obnoxiously zoom in on any pecs, unlike other superhero movies’ attempts at progressiveness; wonder woman didn’t fall into the trap of objectifying its male character to prove that it’s being feminist, but rather showed through every other possible way that diana and steve were equals.]

Chris Pine: “yeah it was great I got to be objectified which is pretty novel”

Me: [guy throwing hands in the air and saying “I GUESS” dot jpeg]