the triumph of life is won

The 9 Esoteric Challenges and Triumphs of Scorpio

1. Sexual- restraining inhibited appetite, becoming a slave to desire  
2. Physical surroundings ~the comfort created by material acquisition 
3. Money, Resources, Abuse of Power, discarding spiritual invocation 
4. Fear ~ Elevating consciousness into higher dimensions so the torment of fear evaporates
5. Hatred ~ the ability for extreme love can transmute to hatred 
6. Ambition ~ the power of devoted aspiration transmutes to a vessel of healing
7. Pride ~ Grandiose self delusions to unraveling ego so body can connect to soul
8. Separateness ~ forced isolation, disconnecting the self, and transmuting this into union
9. Cruelty ~ satisfaction resulting of maltreatment, often for reasons of power

Scorpio is a sign of judgement and tests, resulting in the figurative phoenix rising from the ashes and eventually triumphing in glory. form light, soul light, and the pure light of life emanate and coalesce in Scorpio. The head of the hydra held 9 raging heads. (”Returning, Hercules stood before his Teacher. “The victory is won”, the Teacher said. “The Light that shines at Gate the eighth is now blended with your own”.-Francis Merchant). The Scorpio’s first test involves relinquishing the need to prove to God, or fellow men that he or she is something, it’s consciousness must be aligned with acknowledging the grand delusion, that nothing is containable or capable of being possessed, because none of it exists. 
-C.

I’ve written this before but for the life of me I can’t find it anywhere so I’m writing it again. Mello is not impulsive and angry character. Mello is first introduced to the audience by yelling at everyone while Near stays calm and does his puzzle and this is the perception that sticks.

But consider why he’s yelling. The person who’s most likely been portrayed to him as infalliable is now dead. L was most likely shown to these kids as someone who would always triumph. Even against the other Wammy’s kids (Beyond) he still came out on top. And then suddenly, Kira has won and Mello’s whole idealology is flipped on it’s head. Suddenly L is human. L made a mistake. And Mello, he can’t compute. He flips out. He yells. He screams. He makes a split second decision that would shape his life.

But when we meet him again he’s calm. Cold. Calculating. Nothing surprises him anymore. Every outcome is accounted for. The only time we see him mildly surprised again is when Sidoh makes the notebook fly and even then he’s not as surprised as when L died. Because L is dead so anything is possible.

Mello is calm when he presses the button to blow up the base, he even apologised to Soichiro. But he realises this was an outcome. He is blank when Matt dies, apologising to him in his head, but again the outcome is accounted for. Storming into Near’s base. He knows the outcomes and even when the SPK points their guns at him he stands his ground because he knows Near won’t tell them to shoot. He’ll get his photo back and walk out unharmed.

Mello won’t be surprised again so every possibility is looked into. He will have everything under his control. L is dead, death gods exist and Mello will not make the same mistakes as L.

anonymous asked:

Even after these leaks, do you still think that Jonsa will be a thing?

I will build my opinion about the direction the show is heading in (shipping included) on what happens in CANON. Nothing that has happened on the show (or in the books for all that matters, when will TWOW finally be released ???) has changed my mind about Jonsa having a very very very good shot at happening and becoming endgame.  

I already talked about this a little bit here. (Skip the first paragraph to skip some existential angst).

Say it with me, everybody: Leaks  ≠ Canon.

As for their accuracy, even if they are factually right (which can only be proven once the episode airs), they are an unconfirmed, super-condensed, purely verbal, out-of-context, biased summary of what (might) happens. They are missing context, what happens before - and how it is shot, what happens after - and how that is shot. They miss all the aspects that make television the medium it is: acting(!), camera-work, musical scores, setting, lighting, editing, the exact dialogue, tone, visual callbacks, framing etc. “Cinema and television” is a language, all these things matter. It has an enormous arsenal of tools and tropes to not only show what happens, but also how the audience is supposed to react to it. GoT isn’t exactly one of the most subtle TV-shows in this perspective. Of course, everything is open to interpretation, but what I’m getting at is this:

Maybe the short paragraphs you can find on reddit have the mere facts right, but they are not enough to actually convey the meaning of those facts. You simply can’t do that. You can’t boil down ~ 60 min of television into two or three lines of text without missing A LOT. 


To make this a bit more clear, let’s look at some actual canon-footage and compare it with some fictional “spoiler” I made up for it. I’m going to use non-shipping material, because everyone will just scream SHIPPING-GOGGLES! DELUSIONAL! if I do otherwise. 

Here’s a correct description of the Battle of the Bastards, which, as little sense as the characters actions and the build-up to this moment made (the north remembers … NOT - still salty about that), was a stunning, beautifully shot piece of television. 

Jon is fighting the Bolton army. They are about to lose, Jon is almost trampled to death by his own men. The Knights of the Vale and Littlefinger save them. Jon defeats Ramsey in one-on-one combat. 

That’s what happened right? I’m not wrong about any of that. This is actually way more detailed than most of the season 7 leaks. But these couple of sentences do not carry any of the emotional weight or accurately portray how these events influence our characters, compared to any single one of this < 5 sec gifs I randomly found on tumblr. 

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Originally posted by thisis-a-mans-world

Jon facing the bolton cavalry. A stunning visual for how the battle started. Jon fighting against the odds. Even more so, showing how Jon “approaches” it. This isn’t even about survival. He isn’t scared or even desperate. He’s made his peace with what will follow. He’s dead as can be if those mounted knights hit him. He doesn’t look back to see if reinforcement is coming his way. He is focused on what’s in front of him. He simply wants to go out with a bang. Like a stark, with a sword in his hands.

Originally posted by gifsforyoursoul

The chaos that unfolds, once the armies clash. I really wish I could find a gif of the camera following Jon. We follow Jon through this, but he is only a little piece of this. He’s only one man, he doesn’t have the agency to actually affect anything that happens around him. He can only fight his way through and react to what the battle throws at him. 

Originally posted by jonsnownoshow

Jon, covered in blood screaming in agony when killing an enemy soldier. This one moment alone shows better how we should perceive this battle, than any recap ever could. It was bloody, horrible, ugly. Jon doesn’t feel like a “hero” for partaking in it. They won, but this experience does not feel like a “triumph”. 

Originally posted by jonsnownoshow

Jons “rebirth” from blood and death and darkness. Fighting his way back to life after being brought back to life “without his consent”. Telling Melisandre the night before that he doesn’t want to be brought back. Here, he brings himself back instead.  

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This scene: Jon throwing away his sword, blocking Ramsay’s arrows with a Mormont-shield. (Using that specific prop was not … an accident). 
Ramsay using a weapon that kills from afar. Detaching himself from his enemy. Killing him, before he even comes close enough to harm you. Jon rejecting the only weapon he has. 

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This shit is personal. Beating someone to death with your very own hands is probably the most direct, personal way of killing someone. Compare this to how Jon handled the Night’s Watch brothers, who actually killed him.

Their deaths were framed as an execution, far more than simply “revenge”. Even though Jon had every good reason to hate these men and wanting them to suffer. They even were hanged, not beheaded, removing Jon from the direct act a bit further. He wasn’t primarily guided by lusting after their blood. A bit, sure, understandably, but he stuck with proper execution protocol, allowing them their last words, etc. It was his last action as lord commander. I only want to highlight the difference between these two scenes here. Directly after his death, he was numb, detached. He had given up. 

But this? This is not Jon Snow, the commander of the Stark forces fighting the Lord of House Bolton. This is Jon, just Jon, brutally smashing in the face - the make-up department could have fucked up his face a bit more imo - of the man who took his home, killed his little brother and raped and tortured Sansa. Here he is immensely emotionally involved in everything that happened. So much, that he completely loses control. This change in how he “punishes” people who personally harmed him and those he loves, is important. 


What seems more significant to you? The fact that all this happened (They fought the boltons, almost lost, won by LF & Sansa pulling a Helm’s Deep. Jon defeating Ramsay “one-on-one”) or how all of this happened? What should we talk about? Why should I let something that I haven’t even seen yet influence my views? Why should I allow it to completely dismiss all conclusions I drew from the actual things I saw on screen until now? Why is everyone acting like the leaks have more significance than actual canon? I’m just so tired of this attitude that nothing matters because “in the leaks blah blah”. 

So yes regardless of these spoilers, I still believe that Jonsa has a 99% chance of being a thing. Maybe I’m wrong, sure, unless other people I do not claim to know the future with absolute certainty. But by going from anything that has happened so far and how it was portrayed? I think it’s safe to say that Jonsa is still very much in the game. There are too many deliberate choices, parallels and hints, for it to be a coincidence. Too me, Jonsa just seems like the obvious conclusion all of this is headed towards. If you work under this assumption, so many things that feel out of place, were unnecessary for the plot or even messed up characters storylines, start to make sense. 

Not everyone has to agree with me on that, but I’m not going to change my own interpretation because of a few statements I read on the internet. Maybe I will change it with how the series moves forward, but until then I don’t see any good reason to do so. 

Jonsa is endgame. Fuck the leaks.

My thoughts while watching Newsies for the first time

-the sEt oh my gosh it beaut
-Crutchie, you are my favorite character and I’ve seen you for all of two seconds
-Crutchie…CRUTCHIE DONT DIE
-if only I could be this hopeful
-“I don’t need folks..I got friends” my heart just melted
-“How old are you, kid?” “I’m ten, almost” GAHH he’s so adorable
-“You wouldn’t try to pull a fast one on a little kiddd” Les is my new fave, sorry Crutchie
-I’m having an eargasm
-ugh why do rich people always have to be mean
-SLAY MEDDA
-“Somewhere out there someone cares, go tell them!” :)) I like her
-ugh at this point I’ve given up and I’ve accepted that I’ll have 83 favorite characters by the time the shows over
-How to steal a girl’s heart in 2 minutes, by Jack Kelly
-“I’ll be sleeping on the streets”
“You already sleep on the streets”
“in the worst neighborhood”
-Les is so adorable “LET THE MAN WORK IT OUT”
-I have my volume so loud I’m probably going to go deaf but it’ll be worth it cuz this music is 👌👌😩
-“AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW” I got chills, they’re multiplying
-“YOU CAN TELL PULITZER THAT A FEW DAYS INTO THIS STRIKE, HES GONNA BE BEGGING FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE ME, YOU GOT THAT?!!!” omg LES xD
-“and who wants Brooklyn?” *crickets*
-Dang Katherine just roast everybody why don’t you?
-Katherine’s thought process is accurate and relatable af
-SEIZE THE DAY YESSSS
-NOOOO CRUTCHIE
-I’m gonna cry
-I S2G if Crutchie dies I’m gonna throw my phone across the room
-Jack don’t you DaRe run away or I’ll slap you right back to New York
-why is Katherine in Pulitzers office?
-HOLY CRAP PLOT TWIST
-did not see that coming
-AGHHHHHHHHHHHH end me I hate ultimatums
-how the frick do you have Pulitzer as a father and not want to shoot him
-yea Brooklyn !
-YEAH EVERYBODAY
-JACK NO DONT
-the betrayal in Davey’s eyes ripped my soul in half
-“GIVE ME YOUR BEST SHOT” oh this is gonna be-HOLY CRAP (jk I totally saw that coming but that didn’t make it any less amazing)
-“oh so I can’t have a good idea?” “or is it because I’m a girl” “now would be a good time to shut up” KATHERINE YOU BOSS
-aww Jack bb don’t you worry she likes you
-they’re so cute THE HECK
-JACK WHAT ARE YOU DOING JUST KISS HER
-10/10 would feel like a 3rd wheel again
-“Hey, its good to have you back again” “…shut ahp” boys, amirite
-“write it in ink or in blood it’s the same either way, they’re gonna damn well pay” ASDHFJFEK JACK IS BACK
-GO KICK BUTT GUYS wow I am way too into this
-holy crap that stomp after the last “once and for all” gave me the shivers
-“that old printing press in the cellar” “ohhhhhhhh”
-Jack’s smile of triumph and amusement is everything
-“Mr Roosevelt?”
“Joseph, Joseph, Joseph. What have you done now?” HAHAHAHAH
-“Well don’t just stand there and let those children sing…endlessly”
-Mr Roosevelt is hilarious omg
-“that’s DISGUSTING”
“Well that’s just the price of doing business” YES JACK
-“Newsies of New York City…WE WON!!!”
-I’ve never been prouder tbh
-CRUTCHIE!!!! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE
-“What’s Santa Fe got that New York aint? Tarantulas?”
-“come along, Governor, and show me that backseat I’ve been hearing so much about!” Medda is an amazing human
-dat kiss tho
“LOOK AT ME, IM THE KING OF NEW YORK”
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That. Was amazing. Ok, I’m gonna go watch it again.

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When three West End divas got together in a studio to collaborate on an album of theatre songs, Leading Ladies – Songs from The Stage, it could have been the mother of all catfights. But in the bar of the Savoy hotel, where I’m meeting Hollywood actress Amber Riley, British soul star Beverley Knight and West End veteran Cassidy Janson, the only sound you can hear above the tinkling of glasses is laughter.

‘This album is by women for women – and any man who wants to buy it,’ says Amber. ‘We are three very different ladies with very different life experiences. We are different ages, different shapes and from different ethnic backgrounds but we all love music and that has bonded us. The album is full of emotion, full of joy and, we hope, a bit of old-fashioned glamour.’

American actress Amber Riley, 31, is best known for her TV role as Mercedes Jones in the award-winning Glee. In 2013 she triumphed in the US version of Strictly Come Dancing – Dancing With The Stars – and last year she made her West End debut as Effie in Dreamgirls, which won her a coveted Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

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The plans of the wicked may prosper but that doesn’t mean God will let them win.

There are times when evil seems to have smooth sailing while those who do what is right go through stormy seas. They who do evil thinks they are favored while those who honor God thinks they are being punished.  

Absalom thinks he already won for everything worked out according to his plan, He became a King by using his wicked schemes not knowing that there will be a bitter ending to the glorious triumph he thought he received. The “Absalom’s” in our life may think that God will not help us or keep quiet when we are being mistreated, but God in His throne, will see the David within us that cries out for help and will eventually lead us to a place where we can finally declare, “Lord, the victory is yours! You are so good to your people. (Psalm 3:8)”

May we always keep in mind that though it is hard to believe that God is with us when everything seems to be against us, He is with us and will always be. Just keep your heart set to do His will and you’ll eventually see that everything will work out for your good and His glory.

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Shostakovich - Symphony no. 6 in b minor

I had made a blog post about this symphony for Shostakovich’s birthday back in September, but the youtube video I had used is gone so I’m resetting it here. I recently listened to one of Bernstein’s talks about this work that shed a lot of light on its structure, and I think this symphony is a great example of why Shostakovich is a composer uniquely tied to his time and place in history. The story starts a few years before when Shostakovich was denounced by the Soviet Communist Party, calling his opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtensk  “primitive and vulgar”. While criticism could be shrugged off, this was around the time of the Great Terror, where anyone who was even remotely suspect of being against the Party disappeared in the middle of the night, probably off to a nightmare prison in Siberia. In fact, Shostakovich had, for most of his life, a bag packed and ready by the door in case of what he felt would be his inevitable arrest. Shostakovich won Party favor with his Fifth symphony, with its tragedy to triumph motif, its more conservative language, and its grand finale that made the audience applaud for half an hour. Though Shostakovich had started complying with Party expectations, he, like other Soviet composers, felt the weight of censorship clouding over him. This symphony is a bit of a homage to Tchaikovsky, sharing the same key as his “Pathetique” symphony as well as its unconventional use of the slow movement. This slow movement is the meat of the symphony, and it takes up a little over the first half of the entire work. After a serious, languishing movement, we are thrown into two short scherzos and dances that are almost a parody, and then the work ends. What gives? Bernstein suggests that the first movement holds his true feelings, his disturbances and fears living under this new Regime, and the second and third movements are him putting on a fake smile, insisting “everything is fine and well and happy here in Soviet Russia, so long as the Party wants us to be happy”. 

Movements:

1. Largo

2. Allegro

3. Presto

anonymous asked:

What would have happened if Melkor had won? Would he have destroyed everything, or would he have wanted something left to rule and control? What about Mairon? If he had won, what would Middle Earth have looked like?

If Melkor had won the War of Wrath, say, I think that while there would have been a lot of destruction and upheaval of the lands and general cataclysm, life would have struggled on. Melkor does desire to rule, and he would have to have things left alive to rule; orcs, beasts, conquered elves and men. Middle-earth would have become more wild, more cruel, I feel; it would revert back to that wonderful quote from The Silmarillion about Melkor’s reign spoiling the Springtime of Arda: “Green things fell sick and rotted, and rivers were choked with weeds and slime, and fens were made, rank and poisonous, the breeding place of flies; and forests grew dark and perilous, the haunts of fear; and beasts became monsters of horn and ivory and dyed the earth with blood.” 

However, should Sauron have triumphed at the Battle of the Black Gate, and reclaimed the Ring of Power, I think things would have gone downhill very quickly. By the end of the Third Age Sauron has given himself over entirely to malice, to hatred of life and light and love, and should he have won then the blackness and corruption of Mordor would have undoubtedly spread. I fear that all of Gandalf and Galadriel’s warnings would have come true: darkness and death would have swept over the lands, and all would become drear, a slow suffocation of life and a rolling wave of extinction, as all good things withered and died and disappeared from the world, and Sauron was left only on a throne of ashes above a silent land. 

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Chapter fourteen - The Triumph Of The Witch

“And now, who has won? Fool, did you think that by all this you would save the human traitor? Now I will kill you instead of him as our pact was and so the Deep Magic will be appeased. But when you are dead what will prevent me from killing him as well? And who will take him out of my hand then?Understand that you have given me Narnia forever, you have lost your own life and you have not saved his. In that knowledge, despair and die.”

Heith Week - “Good Enough”

Day 2: Gain/Loss

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Shiro’s absence always hit Keith when he least expected it. Sitting down to dinner, his eyes falling on the empty chair beside him. Mid-battle when the Black Lion rumbled inside his skull, as familiar as she was foreign. A piece of Shiro, and the hole where Shiro should have been.

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Come From Away paves the way for more Canadian theatre in New York

For nearly as long as Canadians have been performing on stages, they’ve been trying to get to one stage in particular: New York City, theatre’s “centre of the universe." 

Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away is the most recent Canadian production to land successfully in the Big Apple and, on its heels, other productions are lining up to capitalize on this maple leaf moment on Broadway.

Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre company is spending $2.5 million to stage a dozen shows off-Broadway in July, sending a pair of 16-metre-long trucks, 75 artists and support staff to New York in a massive undertaking. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a fan.

Soulpepper's founding artistic director Albert Schultz intends to "plant a Canadian flag” in New York and build relationships that will see more Canadian content on and around Broadway.

“The power of this trip is five years from now when we can point to the stories and the work that came out of this investment,” he explains. 

However, getting Canadian hits to the Big Apple hasn’t always been a walk in Central Park. Here’s a look at some prominent Canadian theatre productions that have broken through in New York in the past 30 years.

2017: Come From Away

Set in Gander, N.L., Come From Away tells the story of stranded airline passengers after 9/11. It was written by Canadian couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein and won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.

2012: Jesus Christ Superstar

The Stratford Festival revival of the hit musical about the last days of Jesus ran on Broadway and starred a host of Canadians, including Paul Nolan as Jesus and Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene. 

2006: The Drowsy Chaperone

Former Toronto Fringe Festival musical hit The Drowsy Chaperone found great success on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards. It follows a music theatre fan as his favourite musical comes to life.

2004: King Lear

Another Stratford Festival revival, King Lear made its way to Broadway, but stayed for just 33 performances with Christopher Plummer as lead.

1997: Barrymore

Plummer won his second Tony Award for Barrymore, another Broadway triumph that started at the Stratford Festival. The lead in the two-person play became Plummer’s signature theatre role in recent years, which he reprised for years following the Broadway performance. 

1998: Ragtime

Ragtime was the brainchild of Canadian theatre producer Garth Drabinsky. The show won four Tony Awards and enjoyed a two-year run. But the lavish production led to his downfall when Drabinsky was convicted of fraud and forgery.

1994: Show Boat

Drabinsky and his company Livent was also behind the revival of Show Boat, which premiered in Toronto before moving to Broadway for hundreds of performances. 

1993: Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical

Another Drabinsky production, Kiss of the Spider Woman, was born in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and debuted in London’s West End before moving to Broadway. Despite negative reviews, the show enjoyed a two-year run in New York.

1980: Billy Bishop Goes to War

Written by Nova Scotian John Gray in collaboration with actor Eric Peterson, Billy Bishop Goes to War tells the story of a Canadian First World War fighter pilot. It ran for two months on Broadway, aired on CBC televison, and continues to be performed on stages across Canada.

the sun & the moon

pairing: ladynoir / adrienette

rated: t

words: 2716

summary:
if you give a bug your hoodie, she’s going to want to return it to you.
when she returns it to you, you probably won’t be expecting it.
when you don’t expect it, she’ll find out your biggest secret.

notes: hey!!!! i haven’t written any fics in a while so i apologize if this is absolute garbage! feedback is lovely.

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“Miraculous Ladybug!” As per usual, Ladybug tossed her lucky charm into the air. Both she and Chat Noir watched with triumphant smiles as it cleansed Paris of the destruction caused by its most recent akuma.

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FOES

Thank Fate for foes! I hold mine dear
    As valued friends. He cannot know
The zest of life who runneth here
    His earthly race without a foe. 

I saw a prize. “Run,” cried my friend;
    “‘Tis thine to claim without a doubt.”
But ere I half-way reached the end
    I felt my strength was giving out.

My foe looked on the while I ran;
    A scornful triumph lit his eyes.
With that perverseness born in man,
    I nerved myself, and won the prize. 

All blinded by the crimson glow
    Of sin’s disguise, I tempted Fate.
“I knew thy weakness!” sneered my foe,
    I saved myself, and baulked his hate. 

For half my blessings, half my gain,
    I needs must thank my trusty foe;
Despite his envy and disdain,
    He serves me well where'er I go. 

So may I keep him to the end,
    Nor may his enmity abate;
More faithful than the fondest friend,
    He guards me ever with his hate.

— 

Poetical works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, 1917.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a turn of the century poet known chiefly for sentimental and moralizing verse, but somehow this particular poem strikes me as the most kylux thing ever!

(I haven’t seen tlj yet, but I expect that this dynamic continues between them.)

@ingu, because I know you ship them too!

anonymous asked:

You got to see star wars! I'm glad you loved it.

Star Wars has meant so much to me in the grand story of my life, I can’t even begin to explain. I was a very angry kid (clinically angry and won’t get into it here) and watching/reading Star Wars was always a place of peace for me. Because, gosh, could you imagine being a conflicted kid who sees very little good in yourself and having your heroes also struggle with the dark side? And triumph? Could you imagine how it felt to see actual bad guys like Vader find redemption? Friends, Star Wars taught me there is no darkness you experience that you can’t come back from.

And honestly, what an iconic message.

So, uh, yea. I loved The Last Jedi. I love Star Wars.

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Totally late on this. BUT I was sure this character would be brought up, and she wasn’t, so I HAVE TO.

Favorite Matriarch - @undergroundkdrama‘s K-Drama Women’s Week bonus day!

MYUNG HEE of Healer

This woman, oh man. I loved her while I was watching the show, but as I think about her later, she is even more amazing.

I loved that she started out a firebrand activist–and that she never lost that steely core. When she found out her husband not only represents the corruption they fought against, but also caused so much harm, she finds a way to work against him.

Myung Hee, as a paraplegic, has worked hard, and built herself a normalcy that may seem almost obsessive. She bakes and decorates, despite having staff, she’s created a perfect home for her statesman husband. To me, this is a triumph for her–this is how she’s built her life back up from the ashes.

How she orders her existence that has to blot out some of the most important memories of her life, which cause her physical harm to remember.

And yet–she goes bravely into those memories. She risks all that normalcy and support by acting against her husband and separating from him.

And I can’t wait to see the way she builds her life again, around the children she never got to see grow up.

Honorable Mention to the mother who plays the role of matriarch more during the action:

HACKER AJUMMA

anonymous asked:

Any chance you could surprise me with a Voldemort wins AU? I feel like I have read most of them and dont get me wrong i love them all but, you know. It would be nice if you happened to know some good ones!

I don’t which ones you haven’t read yet, so I’ll just drop some of the fics I’ve bookmarked on my pinboard:

Victory Day | WhiteWave14 | 300K | Mature | Complete

Harry grew up in a Rebel camp with Sirius after Voldemort’s triumph over Wizarding Britain. Burdened by the Prophecy, he begins to doubt the Rebels’ morals and slowly gets caught in his fascination for a certain Dark Lord. AU. Slow-paced slash, HPLV.

The Courtesan | Drops_Of_Nightshade | 137K | Explicit | Complete

In the prejudiced world where the Dark Lord won, Harry Potter is part of the servile caste, the lowest caste in the new society. Resigned to a life of servitude as a Courtesan, Harry is instead drawn under the wing of the Dark Lord himself. Between the scheming Order and his powerful benefactor, Harry finds himself steadily drawn deeper into the growing conflict. Eventual Lord Voldemort/Harry Potter. Minor Rabastan Lestrange/Harry Potter and OMC/Harry Potter.

The Train to Nowhere | MayMarlow | 271K | Mature | WIP

In a world where Voldemort’s victory brought forth the golden age of pureblood supremacy, young Harry - an average Durmstrang student - grows surrounded by the same propaganda that has become the gospel truth of the Wizarding World. Injustice is a norm and racism is not only accepted, but actively encouraged. Embracing the status quo becomes harder when Harry finds himself in a train station where the living should not dwell, and a dangerous friend who goes by the name “Tom”.

No Glory | ObsidianPen | 40K | Explicit | WIP

There was no glory in this… The Dark Lord divines what Harry Potter is in the Forbidden Forest, and revelations lead to incomprehensible consequences. Lord Voldemort has won…and the dystopia is damning. A disquieting tale of a fallen hero, undeniable desires, and a Dark Lord’s obsession with something he has lost and finds himself unwillingly lusting after: a soul.

As Portioned from a Whole | cannibalinc | 7k | Explicit | WIP

In which Voldemort undermines the Prophecy and raises the infant Harry Potter as his; in all aspects.

In a World Gone Astray | Vallory Russups | 81K | Mature | WIP

An “ordinary” Death Eater, Harry hides his true self to survive in this world ruled by the murderer of his parents. On his way to revenge, he schemes, kills, uses unwitting people, plays games with his superiors. He doesn’t have anything to lose, and the path he is walking looks clear and uncomplicated. Until the Dark Lord himself takes an interest in him. Dark!Harry

Love’s Loathing | The_Fictionist | 52K | Mature | Complete

Lord Voldemort is head of Magical Britain. Harry Potter is a rebel leader in charge of the last scraps of resistance against his regime. Things would be difficult enough even if they hadn’t once been engaged.

The Symphony of Tatsuki Machida

Once upon a time there was a loving mother who had just given birth to her first child, a premature baby who seemed much too fragile to survive trying to adjust to the world. But his mother still had faith in him and believed that tiny baby had the strength to strive and stand out - so she named him Tatsuki (tr: stand tall like a tree). This is how Tatsuki Machida, now 24 years old, rose in the harsh and difficult world of Japanese men’s figure skating. And just a week ago, that loving mother was there to see her son announce his retirement from his competitive career.

Figure skating has become an extremely popular sport in Japan and it’s been blessed with many talented skaters over the years. But as much as this has been an excellent thing for both the federation and the audience, at some point the National Championship happened and one small mistake could be enough to shatter many of these athletes’ dreams. 

Tatsuki Machida has been skating for 21 years - yet he was never a “wonder kid”. He went to practice every day and gave his best, yet 99% of the time none of his efforts paid off. He grew up and evolved in the golden era of the Takahashi-Oda-Kozuka trio, and even managed to have an admirable finish at the 2009 National Championship - he was 4th and therefore first substitute for the Vancouver Olympics. He was 19 years old. 

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Something To Wait For

I’ve seen this scene done a lot, but never in the way I think it would go, so, uh. I did that instead.

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At precisely 5:00AM, the alarm started to beep. Ishimaru turned it off only a fraction of a second after it begins; he was already awake. The sound is merely a formality.

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