this is: after the engagement

the real question is, did the people who left the plane after yuuri ever get home?

A guide to being a vocal citizen

For people wondering how to take action post-election of a racist demagogue (pulled from Twitter and cleaned up):

Make a spreadsheet or a file for your representatives with names, addresses to their offices, phone numbers, and contact forms. Put everyone there. Make a note in your calendar app to check in on issues once a month.

Pay attention to news. If you get angry, upset, or worried, seek support from friends but ALSO shoot these reps an email, too. Be courteous but firm and blunt. It’s a numbers game. Often we remain invisible because we don’t go to events and rallies and can’t be physically present. But we can attach our names to emails, we can write letters, we can be vocal. We don’t have to be invisible.

You can do this with your national reps, state reps, and local reps. If someone reps you anywhere, note them. Open a line and revisit it. It’s hard work and slow. One email at a time. One letter at a time. One call at a time. Emails are easy these days, so splurge every few months on a stamp and send a letter if you can. Put your humanity in front of these people. Flout it. Some won’t care, but others will. Change ONE mind and results can cascade.

Rural areas are bubbles full of bigotry and now it’s newly revealed. But we white people who live here have the clout and power! We can speak up when our reps say terrible things, and do terrible things, and vote terrible ways. We can go “I am disappointed in you.” It’s work, but as we’ve seen the last six months, it’s time for us to do that work. If someone goes “who are your reps” you gotta know. If you don’t know and you’re mad about this election, it’s time to create that file and keep it with you and use it.

The time for social media rants only is over. Or, do those, but maybe pull those threads out into a paragraph and send them to your reps. And don’t ONLY email or contact when things go badly. Also reach out when things go right. Even if they voted AGAINST something. Treat them like you would want to be treated if you were wrong or mistaken. But we’ve gotta reach out and let them know we’re here.

Anyway, I know this is hard work. If you need help collecting your reps, give me a ping via DM and I’ll help you get started.

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and then Inixa slam dunked him into the garbage compactor

  • Freed: *Looks up* Oh, look. Mistletoe.
  • Laxus: *Has mass internal freakout over whether or not they should kiss and the fact that they might actually kiss*
  • Laxus: Oh yeah, so there is...
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Remember when everyone was disappointed that Yuuri denied Victor’s boyfriend suggestion

Well bitch, of course he wasn’t gonna settle for just ‘boyfriend’ when he’s been going for the gold since day one.

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The Flash + Eobard Thawne dramatically chucking Eddie’s engagement ring into the darkness

you know, one of my favorite moments in Scarlet is when Kai finds out that Cinder escaped and he’s like “hell yeah” and then he realizes that she also escaped with Thorne (a.k.a. handsome criminal master mind) and he’s like “hell no”

and then he says that he just hates him

like wow yeah Kai that’s so mature and diplomatic of you, being jealous and hating another guy just cause he escaped with the girl you like.

The Surprise

Isobel: Minerva!  You’re getting wet.  

We didn’t expect you, come in!

Isobel: No, they are out in town for the moment.  

Minerva: I have some news.  

What is it?  Did you get a promotion at work?

Minerva: Yeah, Mum.  

I got promoted at the Ministry.  They finally saw me as a human, I guess. 

 Anyways, it will be more paperwork, but that’s okay for now.

Your father will be excited to hear.  He’s writing a sermon right now if you want to go into his office!

Minerva: Mum, do you want to braid my hair since it’s wet from the rain?

For old times?

It’s done! Strange Magic X Hogwarts AU! For a shy anon who requested to see Bog in House Slytherin and Marianne in House Gryffindor.

Anon also suggested that Roland’s in Gryffindor while Dawn and Sunny are Hufflepuffs. I would think that the Sorting Hat suggested Marianne to be in Slytherin but she chose to be in Gryffindor because Roland’s in it (and her father told her he’d be pleased if they are in the same House since they are promised to be married once they come of age).

As for Bog, I’ll like to think that his father was from Slytherin so it’s pretty natural he followed suit. But I also like the idea that due to the death of his father, plus his devastating relationship with a crush made him drop out of school for a couple of years. So he’s older than the rest of his cohorts but he makes up for loss time by being a very diligent student and he excels in the Dark Arts. He’s also gained a fearsome reputation for being foul tempered and the fact that he’s been absent for awhile just adds fodder to gossips among students.