the time that we kill keeps us alive

One thing I love about JK Rowlings writing is how she portrayed the realistic friendship of the marauders, it wasn’t a fairy tail as the fans think it would be. in the third book Sirius mentions that he suspected Remus hence why they made Peter the Seeker. And Remus actually came in terms that Sirius did the cruel killing. You know I believe they had a a great strong friendship in school days, but I do believe that over time people change, friendships change, nothing stays the same. Sure war happened but still Every day we go through doubts, we go through change. I mean they almost forgot how James used to be in school when harry tells them.Having said that, stupidity happens in friendship over time, despite that, new memories forms new understanding of the past forms. And the love in their childhood keeps them alive and forms a new changed bigger friendship hence for Sirius Loyalty, Remus loyalty etc.

Last confession I swear!

Take the Humboldt “jumbo” squid, which lives in the Eastern Pacific waters, a body currently plagued by extreme and rapid climate change. This has caused the water’s temperature to keep swinging wildly, wreaking havoc on the local marine wildlife. But not ol’ jumbo, which not only managed to use the cooled water to slow its maturation and double its lifespan, but also managed to keep growing, reaching 10 times its normal size. It’s almost as if squids are being written by hack sci-fi writers trying to find a reason why their movie monster can’t be killed.

But if they’re just good at fucking and staying alive, why should we ever fear these underwater lab rats? Maybe because, even though cephalopods look like they’re the bastard alien offspring of Cthulhu and a beach ball, there are few species that have more in common with us humans. With their large brains (relative to their body size), big and complex eyes, and curious nature, they display quite a “human-like intelligence.” They even have eight separate limbs that are dextrous enough to operate tools. Imagine how many goddamn jars you could open with eight completely opposable fingers instead of two hands.

But the same reason they’re enjoying a bit of an evolutionary boost might also spell their doom. The fishing industry isn’t in a hurry to slow down, so eventually there’s going to be a lot more calamari on restaurant menus. As long as we’re top dog up here, cephalopods aren’t going anywhere, except to a delicious hell of parsley and olive oil.

7 Species That Will Rule The Earth When We’re All Dead

Can we talk about how Magnus is at the institute trying to save Alec, who he cares about very much, and he gets referred to as Alec’s “Warlock friend” and called “warlock” several times. How they make it very clear that the only reason he is there is to help keep Alec alive, and that if he doesn’t keep Alec alive they will make him leave.

They are USING him and being derogatory and completely disregarding his feelings and the fact that this man who he cares for deeply is dying. Then as if Aldertree wasn’t bad enough, Raj has to treat Magnus like crap as well.

Can we talk about how Magus could so very easily hurt or kill any and all of these people if he chose to, but he chooses to suck it up and take all this hatefulness and disrespect on himself (on top of all the pain he is already feeling) because he doesn’t want to make things worse for Alec and Izzy when Alec finally does wake up. He wants to be in this man’s life and part of being in his life is dealing with these people. I just can’t. I hope Alec wakes up and finds all of this out and puts all these assholes in check, but he probably won’t because Jace is still in trouble.

@queen-mabs-revenge I mean it helps that S6A was kind of a giant shit fest sprinkled with a few nice moments.

That certainly killed my level of involvement and interest in the show itself. I will always obsess over the characters but the show and the storylines on it are not a priority for me anymore. I used to rewatch episodes almost every day, at least as background noise. The last time I watched ANY episode was the terrible 6A finale and I’ve only rewatched two episodes from the current season.

I do hope that we can continue to keep the fandom alive, continue to produce fic and art in the show’s absence like other large fandoms have been able to do.

I will personally continue to write for the characters as long as there are people interested in my stories.

*shrug*

The show failed me big time this season and it really helped snap me out of that obsessive fan girl fugue state I was in where it seemed like my entire life was this show. There are other things to devote my time to obsessing over, better things.

A&E really put their priorities on front street in 6A and they did not line up with mine. They might bring it back in 6B but I’m not holding my breath.

Turning into Trash (Overwatch Edition)

Guys, my experience with Overwatch has been a complete blast, but my most unique experience has to be the time I used Soldier 76 in Dorado.

I was accompanied by this really amazing Mercy who kept herself next to me the whole time (barring a few Resurrects, which even then already included me), healing and buffing me when the situation called for it. We had each other’s backs, as she would often switch to her pistol when she really had to.

In return, I would often heal her with Biotic Field, scout the field for anything that could kill us both, and even go so far as to waste an Ultimate just to keep her alive.

Cute.

Suffered only 3 deaths max because she was that great.

Unlike my other adrenaline-pumping, balls-to-the-wall matches with say Tracer or Genji, this match felt… romantic.

This was the first match where I became more dedicated to protecting a valued companion instead of just just trying to gun for the payload, and die like a moron.

Never really imagined that an online match would lead me to ship Mercy and Sol76.

The “protect each other” thing that happened in-game, felt like it could actually happen in the lore, that being my main reason for being drawn into this ship. Too cute for words.

This pairing might suffer from that clichéd Soldier and Medic romance, but that’s why I love it so much, it’s classic.

Also, I’d imagine that Jack could always use some bloom in his gloomy, death-filled life, which our precious Doc Angie could easily provide. Seriously, she is such a precious, badass sweetheart who could light up anyone’s day.

This is pretty much the first time I shipped a couple with a pretty noticeable age gap.

But as they say: age is just a number.

And some people, like wine, age very well.

When I die, will they remember not,
What I did, but what I haven’t done?
It’s not the end that I fear with each breath.
It’s life that scares me to death.

When we built these dreams on sand,
How they all slipped through our hands.
This might be our only chance.
Let’s take this one day at a time.
I’ll hold your hand if you hold mine.
The time that we kill keeps us alive.

—  Rise Against - Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
We are blood and water,
dying cells and living fears,
treacherous emotions
and salty tears.
We are chiming laughter,
inhaling death and exhaling time,
killing the very air
that keeps us alive.
We are fragile chemicals,
fighting muscles and furling fists,
burning anger
and delicate dreams.
We are movie intervals,
waiting for that something else,
aliens to
our very own selves.
—  Abi Ashra

The Palestinians are fighting for their life, in the full sense of the word. We Israeli Jews are fighting for our privilege as a nation of masters, in the full ugliness of the term.

That we notice there’s a war on only when Jews are murdered does not cancel out the fact that Palestinians are being killed all the time, and that all the time we are doing everything in our power to make their lives unbearable. Most of the time it is a unilateral war, waged by us, to get them to say “yes” to the master, thank you very much for keeping us alive in our reservations. When something in the war’s one-sidedness is disturbed, and Jews are murdered, then we pay attention.

Young Palestinians do not go out to murder Jews because they are Jews, but because we are their occupiers, their torturers, their jailers, the thieves of their land and water, their exilers, the demolishers of their homes, the blockers of their horizon. Young Palestinians, vengeful and desperate, are willing to lose their lives and cause their families great pain because the enemy they face proves every day that its malice has no limits.

—  Amira Hass, Amira is an Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper Haaretz. She is particularly recognized for her reporting on Palestinian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, where she has also lived for a number of years.

Clarke: What if it was too dangerous and I sent him in there anyway?

Lexa: You care about him. 

Clarke: I care about all of them.  

Lexa: But you worry about him more. 

Clarke: I counldn’t keep us alive all this time without him. We need him. And now I might be the one who gets him killed.

Lexa: 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.”

Clarke: If only it were that easy.


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You guys...

This episode was everything we ever wanted… like each time I think damn this is my new fave episode the writers give us something better. 

I’m just.. so overwhelmed with emotion right now. My baby Iris is in the know, and the writers did right by her.  The Joe/Iris scenes and Iris going in on Joe and his overprotective ways, and having Joe acknowledge how strong Iris is and all the Westallen scenes and having Iris be Barry’s anchor and “without you there wouldn’t be The Flash” I’m just..

But can you imagine what season 2 is gonna be like though???