this is not the child from the quote though

4

“It is not so that the good detective should act, eh? I perceive your thought. He must be full of energy. He must rush to and fro. He should prostrate himself on the dusty road and seek the marks of tyres through a little glass. He must gather up the cigarette-end, the fallen match? That is your idea, is it not?”

His eyes challenged us. “But I - Hercule Poirot - tell you that it is not so! The true clues are within - here!” He tapped his forehead. “See you, I need not have left London. It would have been sufficient for me to sit quietly in my rooms there. All that matters is the little grey cells within. Secretly and silently they do their part, until suddenly I call for a map, and I lay my finger on a spot - so - and I say: the Prime Minister is there! And it is so! With method and logic one can accomplish anything!”

- Agatha Christie, Poirot Investigates: The Kidnapped Prime Minister

  • Vegeta: You are in for a surprise.
  • Trunks: Am I?
  • Vegeta: Having a kid changes everything. There's burping, the midnight feeding, and the changing.
  • Trunks: Did YOU do any of that?
  • Vegeta: No. But I hear it's terrible.
  • Vegeta: Then you spend years trying to corrupt and mislead this child, fill his head with nonsense, and still it turns out perfectly fine.
  • Trunks [grinning]: So, you think I'm up for it?
  • Vegeta: You learned from the best.

You know what oppression is? That your child grows up in front of your eyes. You treat them with love and mercy all your life and then the age of marriage comes upon them, and you ignorantly deny and prevent them over and over and over from getting married to someone who they want to marry even though the person is good for them because he/she is not from the same caste and the elders of the family are not pleased.

Eventually, they reach an age where they feel old and unhappy. They are filled with sadness and anxiety and even contemplate haram, but you continue to blame it on them or Black Magic in order to escape the reality that it is your fault, and you still refuse to change your mentalities. This type of parenting brings sadness to the heart of the Messenger. ﷺ

—  Shaykh Mohammad Aslam

Bangladesh

She smiled at the children, and some of them came forward to stroke her arm and hold her hands.. just ahead, a small girl sat by herself under the shade of a coconut tree. The little one caught Audrey’s attention, and she asked ’Why doesn’t she join the others?“ Walking over, Audrey knelt down and spoke with her. Then, picking her up, she hugged her close. The child’s legs, crippled by polio, dangled uselessy. carrying the little one, Audrey walked toward us, her eyes filled with tears. None of the rest of us had taken notice of that child

8

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.

I feel as though no one will ever know me. I’ve always had this very deep need to be seen as more than I am: Stronger, older, more endearing and admirable. I want to be the shoulder my loved ones can cry on, I want to be the successful child my parents want me to be, but I never tell anyone how I feel or what i’m going through, because I want to preserve this image of perfection in everyone’s eyes, but I carry the burden of being alone in every issue I go through. When people describe me, it’s like they’re describing a person I don’t know and it’s really upsetting.
—  Submitted by cloudveiins
In reality, we’re all insane. ‘Though the population desires to be plain. If you identify any single individual as ‘normal’ you simply do not know the true depths of the crevices in their soul. What even is ‘normal’? Normal is the lie that the elders whisper in a child’s ear to stop him from ever understanding the word checkmate. Flaunt your crazy with just the right amount of sanity.

Quote from the radio voiceover in the opening of Reservoir Dogs. It’s a song title apparently:

“Love goes where the Rosemary grows.”

God damnit. I can’t not think of Kelly’s child with the context here and level of references they’ve already made. They said the references were mostly structural but I’ve seen more references than that, that have been pretty blatant and so have lots of others.

I feel like I’m playing “The Beginners Guide” again. What level of meta is this? Do they know about the meta? Haha, in all honesty, it’s probably just me, but i couldn’t help but hear it anyway amidst all the other references.

If it’s intended as a reference (doubtful but fun to think about and retroactive homages can add as much as they want), then the show is going as expected and the love theme will likely continue in some context or another.

To the woman who raised me:

Are you happy now? 
Is that what all this pain
That you have caused
Has accomplished? 
After taking my heart
Into your hands,
Digging your nails into the flesh,
Watching the blood run
Down your arm,
Did you finally feel satisfaction? 


Was it worth the loss of a child?


Seventeen years. 
It took me seventeen years
To get away from you. 
Most teenagers are eager 
To get away from their parents. 
They always come back though. 
No.


After I left
I did not shed a single tear for you. 
I could breathe again. 
I could feel again. 
I could finally hear my own thoughts. 
The screams that filled my eardrums
Every day since I was born,
The ones that haunted my dreams
Haunted my thoughts,
You will never be good enough,
You are a disappointment, 
Good for nothing daughter,
You will obey! 
They haunted me 
No longer. 


But the silence
Could never last. 
You would never allow that. 
Here we are, 
Almost a year later,
And you still are obsessed
With destroying me.
You still use me,
You still use my siblings
As tools, 
Pawns,
Weapons 
To try and get revenge 
On a man
For a marriage that could only end. 


You took your babies,
Brainwashed them
To the point of self-hatred. 
You called your abuse 
“Motherly love," 
Turned a father into a devil
Turned a daughter into a demon,
Using only the power of the poison 
On your tongue. 
You scream at anyone 
Close enough to listen, 
You tell them I destroyed a family. 


Well, 
You were the one who set the fire. 
I only ran from the flames.

—  T.N.B (via ofangelsandrainstorms)

If your child is planning to come out, they may be watching for clues to guess how accepting and open you might be. Consider the following tips:

1. Don’t assume. Many parents assume our children will love and marry someone of the opposite sex. Most of us also assume that we know our children’s gender from the minute they are born, if not before. On the other hand, some of us may think we know our child is gay or transgender even though they haven’t said anything about it. Avoid jumping to conclusions. Respect your child’s need to discover and disclose their own identity when they are ready.

2. Recognize and address your concerns and fears. Many parents and caregivers have fears about having a gay or transgender child. It can make a difference to realize they’re not alone and to get your questions answered. If it’s hard for you to accept the idea that your child might be gay or transgender, here are resources that may help.

3. Show that you are open and accepting. If your child hears you use offensive language or say negative things about gay or transgender people, they will assume that it’s not safe to come out to you. Use respectful language when talking about people who are LGBT*. Watch TV programs that have LGBT* characters. Find ways to show acceptance without putting your child on the spot.

4. Be approachable and available. Make time and space for your child to be able to talk to you privately. Give them openings to talk about whatever is on their mind.

5. Show unconditional love in your actions and words. Tell your child that you love them for who they are and that nothing can change that. Show your love by treating your child with care and respect. This can help give your child the confidence to confide in you.

Your child just came out. Now what?

You may be relieved that they finally told you, frantic with fear that they will never live a happy life, or somewhere in between. Now what? Your acceptance is the one thing that can make the biggest difference in their health and well being.

1. Show unconditional love in your actions and words. Remind yourself how much you love your child. Tell your child that you love them and that nothing can change that. This may be the thing your child most needs to hear. Even if you are uncomfortable with the news, show affection and avoid saying things that are hurtful.

2. Believe your child. They have probably thought long and hard about this, maybe even agonized over it, before coming out to you. Asking questions like “Are you sure?”, “How do you know?”, “Is this a phase?” won’t make your child feel accepted. They may feel that you are hoping that their identity will go away.

3. Acknowledge the courage it took. Coming out to you may have been the bravest thing your child has ever done. Even if it’s hard to hear, let your child know that you appreciate their openness and honesty.

4. Recognize and address your own concerns and fears. If you aren’t thrilled with the news, you don’t have to fake it. It’s okay to let your child know that it is hard for you. Your child probably went through a process to accept their identity and you may need this too. Ask your child to be patient with you. Meantime, get the information and support you need.

5. Don’t out your child to others. Your child came out to you, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to be out with everyone. Respect their privacy. Ask permission before discussing it with others. If you need someone to talk to, find a way that you can do this without violating their trust.

—  10 Ways to Make It Easier for Your Child to Come Out | Laurin Mayeno for the Huffington Post
In reality, we are all insane. ‘Though the population desires to be plain. If you identify any single individual as ‘normal’ you simply do not know the true depths of the crevices in their soul. What even is ‘normal’? Normal is the lie that the elders whisper in a child’s ear to prevent him from ever understanding the word checkmate. Flaunt your crazy with just the right amount of sanity.
… but I could also write about love. How a hand can silence thousands of voices and how someone’s smell can make you feel at home even though you’re a million miles away from
home
and have you ever hurt someone you love? Because you’re angry. Because you’re disappointed and sad and you just really wanted to love and be loved in return
but life got in the way and you both said things that should never be said and you’re angry but don’t know how to. Because you still feel this strange love for him, but you’re also fucking angry and you want to hit him, but then hug him because hurting him is hurting yourself, and then hit him again because you’re angry! and so you fall on your knees because you’re hopeless to yourself and your own emotions
and that’s love, my friend.

A child moves alone in the grey
that is half fog, half wind-blown ocean.

She lifts one pebble, another,
into her pocket.
From time to time takes them out again and looks.

These few and only these. How many? Why?

The waves continue their work of breaking
then rounding the edges.

I would speak to her if I could,
but across the distance what would she hear?
Ocean and ocean. Cry of a fish.

Walk slowly now, small soul, by the edge
of the water. Choose carefully
all you are going to lose, though any of it would do.

Jane Hirshfield, from “On the Beach,” in The Lives of the Heart (HarperCollins, 1997)

I cannot give you credit for any philosophy of the kind. Your retrospections must be so totally void of reproach, that the contentment arising from them is not of philosophy, but, what is much better, of innocence. But with me, it is not so. Painful recollections will intrude which cannot, which ought not, to be repelled. I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish at least to think meanly of their sense and worth compared with my own. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.
—  Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen)

there isn’t a baby. 

this has been proven (however inadvertently) over and over again by briana’s own family (and fizzy and ashley’s twitter thing certainly didn’t help their case) so that leaves us with a certificate for a child that doesn’t actually exist. how does that work? 

to awkwardly quote myself from a post last week: you pay off this random county clerk’s office to distribute fake copies as though they’re real only to those who come and request a copy (because the kid isn’t real, they know the only people who would bother trying to get one are people in the fandom). it’s not doing anyone any harm (well it’s causing the fandom emotional duress but that’s a whole other thing) and if they’re being paid off by syco who’s going to sue them? and they get a nice chunk of change out of it. win/win. 

Honestly it should not be this hard to convince me there is a baby they have truly failed in every imaginable way.

In reality, we’re all insane. ‘Though the population desires to be plain. If you identify any single individual as 'normal’ you simply do not know the true depths of the crevices in their soul. What even is 'normal’? Normal is the lie that the elders whisper in a child’s ear to stop him from ever understanding the word checkmate. Flaunt your crazy with just the right amount of sanity.