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There are three ways to leave a fandom
  1. No longer interested,slowly stopped posting about it and you probably didn’t even know you left.
  2. The fandom died of old age. Can’t be part of a fandom that isn’t even alive anymore.
  3. The Divorce, the fandom or/and the creators started doing problematic and toxic shit so you now have a bitter divorce and lots of discourse. 

Which is why it’s all the more important to note that Scott? Not your average white teenager. Not a white teenager at all. While the circumstances of Scott’s life are actually probably the result of the writers trying to create a scenario where it’s plausible for a sixteen year old boy to spend most of his nights running around the woods fighting monsters, the facts remain the same. 

Scott’s parents are divorced, and at the start of the show at least, his father is completely out of the picture. It is implied several times that his father was an alcoholic, and borderline abusive. Scott’s mother, on the other hand, is a genuinely amazing and wonderful woman, but she’s busy providing for her teenage son (and the occasional love-starved foster kid that her son literally brings home to live with them because that is an honest to goodness plot point). Melissa (played by Melissa Ponzio) is a fantastic mother, but she’s not around a lot, because she’s always working. She’s a nurse, and while it’s a profession that pays pretty well, it’s clear that it doesn’t pay well enough.

And, I mean, I just can’t get over how interesting Scott’s background is from this perspective. Because his father, who we later discover is an FBI agent, is a codedly upper-middle class white man, but Scott chooses to live with his working class Hispanic mother. Nursing, though an important (very) and difficult job, is generally considered a lower-class profession. It’s something working class people do. Higher income people with the same interests become doctors. 

It’s hard to think of a more positive representation of a Hispanic teen in pop culture. It’s hard to think of a more positive representation of any teenager in pop culture. Scott’s one of a kind. Because while he is a rather static character (he is good and he stays good), Scott isn’t by any means boring, nor is he a bad character. Like I mentioned earlier, he’s a lot like Captain America. Just because he’s good doesn’t mean everyone else is, and a great deal of really interesting conflict can come from Scott and his idealism butting up against the world.

from “The Inescapable Goodness of Scott McCall” on Kiss My Wonder Woman

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Matty healy crying during “Is there somebody who can watch you” [x]

Matty wrote this song about leaving his little brother with his parents who were fighting when he starting going on tour. When he left they got divorced and they moved out of the house they grew up in their whole lives. “Is there somebody who can watch you” meaning he feels he should be the one watching him. His brother was also present at this show so it was extra emotional for Matty to perform it.

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EAST ASIAN MYTHOLOGY MEME:

[9/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | PAN JINLIAN

Pan Jinlian [潘金蓮] is a protagonist in the Chinese classic novel Jin Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase), and a minor character in the Water Margin, another classic. A well-known figure in Chinese culture, she represents the quintessential adulterous wife, and has become the patron goddess of brothels and prostitutes.

Pan Jinlian was the wife of Wu Dalang, whose younger brother, Wu Song, eventually became one of the major marsh rebels and a most memorable hero. While Wu Song was a handsome, stout and tall young man, Wu Dalong was an unsightly dwarf, making a living by peddling bread. Pan Jinlian, young, beautiful and graceful, was always jeered by neighbors as “a flower planted in a cow’s dung.”

Pan, dissatisfied with her marriage, has an extramarital affair with Ximen Qing, a handsome womanizer in town. Wu Dalang learns of the affair, but Pan and Ximen murder him by adding poison to his food. They bribe the coroner to conceal the true cause of his death. Wu Song grows suspicious of his brother’s death and carries out his own investigations to eventually discover the truth. Wu Song takes the law into his own hands in revenging his brother after his failure to bring the case to a corrupt court: he slays Pan Jinlian and her lover.

“I think I focus too much on my career because it has always been my point of control. If I have a conflict with friends, or somebody close to me is sick, I tend to focus all my energy into my job. I think it started in high school when my parents got divorced. I knew I couldn’t control what was happening to my family. But I could control how I did in school. So it’s all I focused on.”

That feeling when you’re in Paris, finally,
or your mother calls to tell you she met someone new
three years after the divorce. When you start spending
big girl money on shampoo and your hair is glossy. 
When you love that boy and your knees are soft
like honey. When there is coffee. When there is a pool,
and it’s warm, and it’s night. When you are cruel
to a girl with bad skin but you feel like you own the world.
When you're in the car with your best friend
and your favorite song is on and you’re full of sugar 
and you love each other until you go to sleep.
When there is a party and the videos you see the next day
are out of focus and you’re laughing into your eggs.
When you’ve just washed your sheets and they smell
like an open window. When you're not sure if this is real,
but all the hair in the sink. When you’re not the only one.
—  Kristina Haynes, “That Feeling”

“It’s hard to raise a kid anywhere, but especially in the city. There’s just so much coming at you all the time. Look at this—we have one little dirt patch to play ball. And I have to be a navy seal just to get him to Randall’s Island on the weekend for his baseball games. It’s a lot of stress. He was born right before my job started going downhill. I’d just lost everything in my first divorce. I wasn’t hitting my numbers at work and nobody wanted to hear any excuses. I was getting pissed off at everybody. It got so bad one day that I grabbed his arm really hard. It was like a giant wave of stress just broke on top of me. It was summer and he wasn’t listening and he was acting crazy and I was trying to put together a sales pitch and it was the end of the month and bills were due and I just lost it. It was a wake up call. I had to learn to compartmentalize the stress. I’m better now. I’m a lot more present. I just wish I’d been this way with his older brother.”

I saw a super hot guy on Tinder and almost swiped left b/c I thought I didn’t stand a chance, but we matched! We were both going through divorces and joined Tinder to slowly start meeting people again. As we started chatting, I discovered he lived one neighborhood away, had the same exact birthday as me, and rescued animals like I did. With so many similarities, I was pretty sure I was being catfished, so I deleted my account. To my surprise, he called the next day.

Fast forward, we’ve been together for a year and a half, own a home together, and recently got engaged! For obvious reasons, our favorite quote is: “Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.”

Pro Divorce.

(warning: long story)

This all happened to me a few years ago. I told a friend the story of my divorce and I was told to share.

Started a few years ago. I thought we were happy. We were your usual suburban professional couple. Financially secure, healthy, good sex life, two kids (14f and 9m at the time). I thought we had a healthy social life.

We were going through one of your typical married couple rough patches. Both of us were working long hours, not spending enough time together, we were going through some developmental problems with my son and tensions in the house were running a little high.

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Wonderful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
—  Life Is Good
PhoenixRysin~LifeBlogger

whenever anyone talks about advance developing AI to me in a serious capacity I can only think of them in terms of. more bodies men are going to want to fuck. and more competition for me. now i have to be prettier than the robots who already have an upper hand because they are built by men and not just sociologically but literally built by men and i start thinking about divorces in 2050 where husbands leave their families for a younger model but she’s metal and will never age and someday we’ll talk about how ok so now it’s not even ok for women to be stuck in a constant state of decay confined by flesh now she has to be bionic. 

Double double toil and trouble

Steve waited for darcy at the local high school; after she had lost her parents, she’d found a great home with Steve Rogers. He’d adopted her after fostering her for a while; she didn’t love moving with her guardian but he took good care of her.
Especially after his divorce, Steve needed a fresh start, so he was glad when he was transferred back to Brooklyn from living in Italy. The soldier was exhausted but happy and so was Darcy. Their bond was more of siblings with a significant age gap than parent and child and Steve liked that. He got out of the car to go in to find her, still in his work clothes.
@evangrantconrad

15 Mind-Blowing Facts That You Should Read (Part 147)

1. The famous “Piracy. It’s a crime” advert used the music in it illegally as it did not have the rights to the song

2. France will ban cars from the streets of Paris for one day next month, turning the city over to pedestrians and cyclists to experience the urban landscape free of traffic

3.  Neil Patrick Harris earned $210K per episode of How I Met Your Mother, while the rest of the cast only earned $120K per episode..

4. shortly after returning from the moon and leaving NASA, Buzz Aldrin had a failed career as an Air Force test pilot, started drinking, had an affair, suffered depression, got divorced, got re-married, got divorced again, and became a Cadillac salesman where he failed to sell a car for 6 months. 

5. there is a flower that literally looks like a set of hooker’s lips and it’s actually called …

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