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The New York Times dares Donald Trump to sue them

In today’s news, the New York Times don’t give a fuck.

After publishing allegations from women who say Trump sexually assaulted them, Donald Trump threatened to sue the paper (see letter above).

The New York Times’ response? Try it. Take us to court.

The Times sent a letter back, saying:

The essence of the libel claim, of course, is the protection of one’s reputation. Mr. Trump has bragged about his non-consensual sexual touching of women. He has bragged about intruding on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing rooms. He acquiesced to a radio host’s request to discuss Mr. Trump’s own daughter as a “piece of ass”. Multiple women not mentioned in our article have publicly come forward to report on Mr. Trump’s unwanted advances. Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.

But there is a larger and much more important point here. The women quoted in our story spoke out on an issue of national importance – indeed, an issue that Mr. Trump himself discussed with the whole nation watching during Sunday night’s presidential debate. Our reporters diligently worked to confirm the women’s accounts. They provided readers with Mr. Trump’s response, including his forceful denial of the women’s reports. It would have been a disservice not just to our readers but to democracy itself to silence their voices.

We did what the law allows: We published newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern. If Mr. Trump disagrees, if he believes that American citizens had no right to hear what these women had to say and that the law of this country forces us and those who would criticize him to stand silent or be punished, we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight

This is what I live for.

july 8th, 2014
  • july 8th, 2014
  • flatsound
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don’t hold your tongue
i know we’re done
i’m not an idiot
there’s no coming back
from where we’ve been
and who we’ve been with
but these are not the people
we thought that we would touch
and i’m scared that if i see you
i’ll start missing you too much

i know i felt like home
a year ago
when this was new
we’ll learn who we are
when we drift apart
when we drift
but when did we become so old
tomorrow i turn twenty four
and i’m still chasing the dreams
we had in high school

now we’re clinging onto objects
that someone else had touched
in hopes that we still smell them
in the fabric and the dust
i took the book you wrote me
and i tore it into shreds
but i still keep it in a shoe box
in a space next to my bed
i want to hold you until i’m empty
and i’ve got nothing left
so when you let me go
could you do it slow

and i’m sorry that i went away
i just needed some time to make
the pain into something
you can hold

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

reasons Marinette would be fucking ripped:

  • fights crime every day?
  • has to carry around Chat’s dead weight (I’m kidding son you do a great job)
  • propels her own body weight across the entirety of Paris
  • literally does a chin up every time she climbs up to her balcony? check that shit, there’s no ladder or anything
  • flour & sugar bags are HEAVY
  • that’s not even talking about the mega deluxe shit you get for bakeries, I’m just talking personal kitchen use
  • have you ever kneaded bread?
  • I’m serious, I just spent the last 10 minutes kneading bread and the knowledge that my muscles are going to hurt like a bitch in the morning is what prompted me to make this post
  • you have to knead baguettes for like 1000000 years before you bake them

In conclusion: miraculous ladybug? more like MUSCULAR ladybug am I right

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three rings for the elven-kings under the sky,
seven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
nine for mortal men doomed to die,
one for the dark lord on his dark throne
in the land of mordor where the shadows lie.
one ring to rule them all, one ring to find them,
one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
in the land of mordor where the shadows lie.

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Stupid Ladybug Scenario:

It’s Marinette’s birthday. 

Adrien notices Marinette doesn’t really wear any jewelry other than earrings so he gives Marinette earrings as a present. 

MARINETTE HAS A CRISIS BECAUSE SHE REALLY SHOULDN’T WEAR THEM IN CASE SHE NEEDS TO TRANSFORM REALLY QUICK BUT SHE REALLY WANTS TO WEAR THEM

in a moment of indiscretion Marinette goes and gets more piercings so she can wear both. 

Juleka nods in approval.

In My Life
  • In My Life
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles 1962–1966 (The Red Album)
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The Beatles- “In My Life”

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life– I love you more

since he capitalized both words and since im a bastille Stan perhaps he was referencing one of my fave songs:

These streets are yours, you can keep them
I don’t want them
They pull me back, and I surrender
To the memories I run from

Oh, we have paved these streets
With moments of defeat

But even if we won’t admit it to ourselves
We’ll walk upon these streets and think of little else
So I won’t show my face here anymore
I won’t show my face here anymore

These streets are yours, you can keep them
In my mind it’s like you haunt them
And passing through I think I see you
In the shapes of other women

Oh, we have stained these walls
With our mistakes and flaws

But even if we won’t admit it to ourselves
We’ll walk upon these streets and think of little else
So I won’t show my face here anymore
I won’t show my face here anymore

All that’s left behind
Is a shadow on my mind
A shadow on my mind (Oh, a shadow cast upon a wall is silhouette and nothing more)
All that’s left behind (but it’s all that’s left behind)

But even if we won’t admit it to ourselves
We’ll walk upon these streets and think of little else
So I won’t show my face here anymore
I won’t show my face here anymore

I won’t show my face here anymore
I won’t show my face here anymore

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

I think a lot of people fail to realize the significance of Thorin and how he connects with LOTR (EDITED)

EDIT: Thorin did not have the ring of power, it was lost with his father. 

Tolkien wanted to rewrite the Hobbit, but since he wasn’t able to, Peter Jackson brings to the screen the significance of Thorin being the last of the royal line of Durin, along with Fili and Kili, based on Tolkien’s appendices. 

In LOTR, darkness has fallen over the world. Sauron has grown strong. Why? 

Because the bearers of the rings of power are all dead, or under his control (except for the elves). Rings, plural. 

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,One for the Dark Lord on his dark throneIn the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

So of the men, none of the rings are left. The kings have been turned into the 9 wraiths. 

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The dwarf kings? All dead. All their lines lost. 

Except one. 

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Gandalf is so insistent Thorin take back his homeland because it is a dwarven stronghold. It is a kingdom from which a great force of good (ie the dwarves) can defend against Sauron. 

Thorin lives in Ered Luin with his people. Probably in nice homes, or decent ones. But if Ered Luin was attacked, he could not defend it. He would need a stronghold. Erebor. 

Sauron is desperate to kill Thorin, and he has to deal with this on top of having gold sickness (which may even be caused by the ring), on top of the Arkenstone being generally seductive as hell (even Bilbo was affected by its beauty!)

Thorin had CORRUPTING FORCES (Sauron, arkenstone, gold sickness) bearing down on him in the middle of a quest to kill a dragon and then having to fight off armies of orcs while not trusting the elves who came with their own armies and the men being angry at him. 

Sauron was desperate to kill Thorin. He was desperate to destroy the last stronghold of the dwarves, and desperate to ensure that the line of Durin be destroyed. Thorin’s madness didn’t come down on him just like that–it must have been years in the making. Thorin wasn’t weak willed or dark-hearted, but he was being corrupted on all sides, and Sauron wanted him dead.

He did the same to Aragorn. He was desperate to kill off the line of Elendil, the Numenorians, which was why Aragorn had to live in secret all his life. 

Sauron needed Thorin dead. Which is why Thorin is so important, and why his death would rule the fate of those who came after him–in the Lord of the Rings. 

If Thorin doesn’t die… then Sauron is defeated (easier, at least) and the world would be saved. 

Rest here...

Rest here
your head
on my shoulder,
your tired
aching
limbs
leave them
in my embrace,
these knotted brows
and tense, strung
thoughts,
let worries
find another time,
my soul
is your blanket
today,
and all my love
like the warmth
of day,
is tightly wrapped
around you.

© SoulReserve 2016

the other day @alecaf and i were discussing sarchengsey hc and ofc Henry + pet names happened

  • Henry Cheng, queen of nicknames lbr this had to happen
  • he calls Blue every. shade. of. blue
  • like the first time maybe they’re in a road trip and just rambling about anything really and “should we stop for a while, my indigo queen?” “shUT THE fUCK UP HENRY”
  • don’t let her fool you, she’s fond of them
  • in the morning when they’re still in bed he will call Gansey “sweetheart” and “love” bc they’re Soft ™ like that
  • but we all remember “whoop, whoop Gansey Boy”, “Dick Three” and the iconic “white man”
  • and over text he calls him “gans3y”, “ganseiii”, “dick times three”, “the Great Dick Three”
  • when he’s  being dramatic he calls him “Richard dear” and “Dickie boy”
  • best boyfriend/partime meme lord, get a boy who can do both amma right ladies?