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“you reap what you sow henry”

malanimadelimortà BELLA DE ZIA TUO ZIO HA DETRONIZZATO I TUOI FRATELLINI MINORENNI AT BEST, SENZA CONTARE CHE PROBABILMENTE LI HA AMMAZZATI CHECCHE NE DICA LA CAPRA CHE HA SCRITTO IL LIBRO SU CUI HANNO BASATO ‘STO WANNABE THE TUDORS CON TRE COSTUMI ORIGINALI E UN TRULLO DI LOCATION E IMPROVVISAMENTE ER PEGGIO E’ HENRY CHE HA SEMPLICEMENTE APPROFITTATO DELLA SITUAZIONE DEMMERDA CHE TUO ZIO/AMANTE (CHE SCHIFO) HA CREATO SENNO STAVA ANCORA A FA LA MUFFA

E ADESSO ACTI COME SE IL POPOLO™ AVESSE OGNI DIRITTO DI SCHIFARE LUI, PROPRIO LUI, TRA TUTTI QUANTI, MANCO AGLI YORK GLI FOSSE CADUTA LA CORONA SULLA TESTA MENTRE ZOMPETTAVANO NEI PRATI CON HEIDI E FIOCCO DI NEVE INTRECCIANDO GHIRLANDE DI FIORI

io non dico l’accuratezza storica ma un minimo de buonsenso

atheart150  asked:

Hate to be a bother but.... what is the reasoning behind Jamie giving Claire his father's ring? We know she does not need gems to travel, yet the stone is gone when she arrives back to her time. DG did not have it in DIA. Also why add Jamie wearing a ring from Paris on?

Hi @atheart150. You’re not a bother at all and actually this little bit of S2 adaptation is one of the things that bothered me tremendously, less because they changed things from the book and more because of how they changed it. 

Jamie giving Claire his father’s ring and Claire giving Jamie the dragonfly in amber are pretty much a substitute for the marking scene from the book in which they carve their initials into each other’s hands so that they will carry a scar that reminds them of the other (specifically, the other’s touch). As far as substitutes go, it’s pretty lame for many reasons. 1) Claire and Jamie both essentially lose what they were given within minutes/hours of having received it; the ruby in Brian’s ring is burned up by the trip through the stones and from 2x13 we know that the dragonfly in amber was found on the battlefield so Jamie held onto it at most until he was pulled from the field. 2) Neither object has been given any screen time to establish it with the audience as being something important to either of them in the first place. We saw the dragonfly in amber when Claire received it from Hugh Munro back in 1x08 but we haven’t seen it or heard it referenced since then. We have never seen Brian’s ring before. Book readers know what it is and how much it means to Jamie but show only watchers probably just shrugged. Like you mention, Jamie has been wearing a ring all season long and IT WASN’T BRIAN’S RING and there is NO reason it couldn’t have been Brian’s ring he was wearing that whole time. If it had been then it absolutely would have been meaningful for Jamie to have given it to Claire at the stones. (And honestly, I’m pretty sure the ring Jamie was wearing in Paris and the rest of the season was some kind of signet ring which would have/could have been used to press Jamie’s “mark” into warm wax when sealing letters so if he had given that ring to Claire before she left I would have loved that because it would have been much closer to him “marking” her)

The ruby getting burned through Claire’s journey is consistent with how the stones work in the books even if it isn’t how Claire’s journey actually went (and we don’t learn those specifics of how the stones work until later books). It’s the vaguest gesture towards what will probably be explored at greater length in future seasons but as it stands now, it’s a pretty hollow gesture. What’s more, we haven’t seen Claire with the ring in 1968, we haven’t seen her making the connection between Geillis’ notes on how gemstones work with the standing stones and the fact that Brian’s ring lost its ruby (we might in Season 3 but so far it’s just an Easter egg for book readers that maybe some show only viewers are puzzled about too). 

So, the ring is part of what the show did instead of having Jamie and Claire marking each other, which is bloody and messy and while I don’t buy the logistics reason they gave for not doing it in the show, I’m okay with them leaving out but this exchange of pretty meaningless-to-the-audience tokens only made the exclusion of the marking scene sting worse for this book reader. 

They say if you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours.

Well I’ve been coming back to you every single time, but you still insist on letting me go.

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #28 // @loveactivist
“Why do you write sad things?” is one of the hardest questions I’ve always been asked.

How could I answer that? How could I tell you that all I have is sadness, and all I can share to the world is sadness? How could I tell you that every time I get a little glimpse of happiness, I always just save it for myself, keeping it close to my heart, memorizing every details and feelings, and not writing it down because writing it down feels a lot like giving it away, like I am letting that little happiness go. How could I tell you that I write sad things to purge it out from my system? That it is impossible to write sad things without sadness consuming you to the core to the point that all you can do is to bleed it out on the paper. How could I tell you that? That I write sad things to let it out, hoping that one day it would never come back, that maybe one day, I will finally succeed in writing all my sadness away.
—  cynthia go // Why do you write sad things?
And though your eyes
Are not blue like the sea
And are instead the colour of the forest
That is fine by me
As I have never longed for
The smell and the taste of salt water
But I seek stable ground in
The form of forgotten trees.
—  another thing i wrote for my not girlfriend // Adrian Diane Epps
I'm terrified about trc tv show

So I thought I’d make a list of shit that I couldn’t cope with it not having:
-Blue and Ronan are played by Amandla Stenburg and Reece King
-Noah needs to be a faded glittery ghost child, he needs the glitter that’s the most important part
-the “murdered murdered remembered” scene
-everything needs to be aesthetic and pretty
-Cabeswater needs to look pretty not some ugly cgi shit
-the pig
-the iffy maybe slightly problematic stuff that ronan said would preferably be excluded
-the wardrobe needs to be good, the boat shoes cannot be excluded
-THE MURDER SQUASH SONG
-300 Fox Way has to be so busy and cosy and psychic-y
-I want Ronans love affair with his car to be captured in excruciating detail I fucking love Ronan and his car
-pynch
-it needs to be shown that Ronan is completely and utterly in love with Adam but shown in a soft light and pretty and also Fire and sex and just you know
-Ronan and Noah’s friendship
-When Gansey and Blue kiss but don’t kiss on the mountains I loved that scene so much
-“I’m always straight” “oh man that’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told”

“I’m still trying to figure it all out.”

“Figure what out?”

“Everything. Me. You. Us. Global warming. Life itself.” She laughs quietly.

“You can’t possibly figure all that out by yourself.”

“You over looked my point.” She rolls her eyes.

He just looks at her confused.

She sighs. “I’m trying to figure me out. I’m trying to figure out how you play into my life. I want to know why being with you was the only thing I ever understood.”

—  Adrian D Epps // An Unfinished Love Story

Why :) are :) boys :) never :) honest :) about :) their :) intentions

If you ever wondered why people who’ve suffered with depression for a long time, joke about their depression-

How a simple sentence like “my depression makes me sad all the time,” can go to, “my depression makes me feel like a shitty potato lol.”

When you suffer from a mental illness that makes it hard for you to be happy,

Making jokes about your suffering; that make you laugh and smile when you’re sad, even if you know at times it can be fucked up.

Its worth something to you.

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #22 // @loveactivist
I started to wonder if what we felt for each other was more than both of us thought. It wasn’t like or even love. It was just… more. More than anything I had felt.  More than words could describe. More than both of us knew. I felt something more for him and he felt something more for me and for now, more was enough.
—  excerpts from a book im writing #5 
Please don’t think I stopped talking to you because I stopped loving you. That’s far from it. I think I loved you too much. I could handle the constant stress of wondering who else you were talking to at the same time, knowing that the conversations were one sided with me but you put all your effort into the conversations with hers. It was tearing me apart and I didn’t want to be like this. I was getting moodier, clingy and to be honest just selfish. It was getting to the point where if I didn’t distance myself, I would end up doing something I regret. But trust me when I say this; every piece of my heart wants to talk to you, I’ve just decided to stop following it
—  Things I’ll Never Say
Just because you are broken doesn’t mean you can’t be fixed. Stop telling yourself you don’t deserve something, stop holding back because you think you’re aren’t enough. Haven’t you ever heard that mosaics are made of broken pieces? You may be broken right now, but you aren’t ruined.

For a very long time I thought that loving you was the only thing I was good at. I thought it was the only thing I would e v e r be good at. Now it’s four months later and I realise that I was never good at loving you, but I was amazing at other things.

Like writing.
Making friends.
Being a friend.
Speaking.

I realised that while I was amidst loving you I forgot what it was like to be myself. So while I may continue to love you, I know that loving you isn’t the most important thing I’ll ever do with my life. And let me tell you, that knowledge makes me feel lighter than air.

—  Adrian D Epps

There should be a support group for lonely people.

Not like an actual support group where you go to a meeting every Thursday at 5pm and you sit in a circle asking each other, “how are you.”

But, a support group where you’re supported to make friends and to take trips with each other.

Where some days you mingle and read books and grab coffee, and other days you go on rollercoaster rides or bounce on trampolines.

A once a week field trip for lonely people, with other lonely people. For the young and the old.

Yet, I worry that maybe it’ll make them feel more lonely once they go home and lay in bed by themselves…

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #25 // @loveactivist

Can we please just remember that literally the first thing Raphael did after he became a vampire was kill the vampire who had Turned him. He went looking for that vampire in order to protect his family and the fact that the vampire killed him still didn’t stop him.

He put himself through unimaginable agony in order to be able to say the word God, to hold a cross, to walk across consecrated ground, just so he could go home to his mother and not have her reject him.

He believed he was damned and never gave up on his faith.

He made extremely difficult decisions in order to stand by what he believed was right in both the books and the show.

Raphael is calculating and cold, but he’s also loyal and caring. He’s both. Let him be both.

Raphael Santiago is so strong.

I did not fall for him because he was good for me. I fell for him for the way he sees life. He is better than most of the people I have seen and spoken to. He is better than this ideal guy I had in my mind. He is tender. He is kind. He is loyal. He is ferocious and he is calm. I fell for him because I’m jealous of him. I fell for him because he is more than a song or a piece of art or a movie could make me feel. He gives me a sense of home, a sense of this serene and exciting infinity that I have always wanted. He is beautiful in a way he does not understand. He is what I have always wanted to be, to be generous and kind and loving and so very strong. Because that part of me has been lost and that part of me, I found in him. He is hope. He is that soul people show in books, a tender heart yet strong. That soul that survived through storm, ruffled and yet optimistic. Something, someone I try to be. Sigh. I found my home.
-s.nk