this was never resolved

anonymous asked:

do you own any dnp merch? or merch in general?

nah the absurd sticker price of my tatinof ticket was enough pain for me to resolve never to spend money on them ever again lmaooo

If Jane Austen wrote Star Trek:

Spock, the first officer whose advice was always effectual, possessed a strength of understanding, and coolness of judgement, which qualified him to be the counselor of the ship’s captain, and enabled him frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Captain Kirk which must generally have lead to imprudence. Spock had an excellent heart, positioned somewhere near his kidneys; his feelings were strong, but he knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which his captain had yet to learn, and which one of his fellow crew members had resolved never to learn.

Dr. Leonard McCoy’s abilities were, in many respects, equal to Spock’s. He was sensible and clever; but eager in every thing; his sorrows, his joys, could have no moderation. He was generous, amiably cynical, interesting: he was everything but logical.

It Comes Back To Reichenbach

It seems to me that how you understand S4 comes back to how you understand Sherlock’s fake suicide in The Reichenbach Fall. What actually happened there?

Sherlock prepared a number of different scenarios. He was concerned that he would not survive. He knew John, Lestrade, and Mrs Hudson would be at risk. He knew he had to play along.

He was not required to make John a witness to his fake suicide. He was not required to keep John in the dark about it, either. Not for two years. That was Sherlock’s decision, against the advice of his brother. 

This is the point where I think either you agree that Sherlock’s fucked up badly, or you think he sacrificed himself for the greater good and should be praised for it. Either John has a right to be deeply hurt and angry, or John should be thanking Sherlock for his noble sacrifice. 

Many fans are deeply invested in Sherlock being having been required to lie to John in The Reichenbach Fall because so much depended upon it, including John’s own life. We wanted that hurt to mean something big and emotional, but what we learned from The Empty Hearse is that it meant nothing. It was just a miscalculation. 

That’s why Sherlock can arrive back in John’s life making jokes and being jolly. He didn’t understand the hurt he caused; it never crossed his mind that he had torn John to shreds. He had no idea he was loved. It was an emotionally tone deaf, cruel mistake, one Sherlock learns from in S3 and will not make again.

With the perspective of S4, we can say that S2 Sherlock didn’t believe he was capable of having a friend who cared so much about him. He’d believed his whole life that that would be impossible, he was unlovable, only entertainment at best. He constructed a self-image where he wouldn’t and couldn’t have friends who could be taken from him and hurt, and he didn’t know why. 

Knowing what we know now, It looks as if he might have deliberately destroyed his extremely close relationship with John out of some kind of subconscious fear of loss and pain, out of fear that someone would take his beloved friend and kill him just to watch Sherlock squirm. But he doesn’t know that he’s reliving a traumatic memory from his past. And that means he doesn’t really understand why he’s crying on the roof before he jumps.

Either you believe Sherlock is emotionally aware and noble at the end of S2, or you think he fucked up. Which side you land on may determine how you read S4.

I will never be over the way their conflict in this episode was resolved…

Mon-El straight up said that he was an ass and admitted that she was right and he was wrong without any prompting whatsoever. And conceded that her way of handling things was better and more effective. Plus, Rather than being upset or angry that she stepped on his heart and tricked him, he’s impressed. (all while having just been supposedly rejected by her)

One of my favorite things about him is that - even if it takes him a minute sometimes - he’s always cool with accepting his mistakes and faults and admitting when he’s wrong. He knew he had screwed up and that she had every right to be mad at him so he didn’t try to push her to forgive him or anything like that. He was there to apologize and tell her that he saw his mistakes, he saw the position he had put her in and he knew that it wasn’t right for him to do that.

Honestly, I don’t want a perfect character that never makes mistakes. I want a flawed character who can own up to it when they see where they have faltered. A character who listens to the people around them and doesn’t write off what they say for the sake of what they want. Like I said - it may take him a minute but he always gets there.

Also him acknowledging that things were easier when he was an asshat was actually a good thing. Because it’s him pointing out that he doesn’t see things or feel the same way about things as he did before.

the scene where neil finds out andrew chose him over aaron is like…So Good…it hits him that andrew really, truly does care for him….and that what is happening between them is actually a ‘this’ because at that point andrew would not be able to come back from losing neil, he is the one thing that got between his resolve to never want anything after cass because it nearly killed him, and andrew knew better but, “perhaps it’s the self-destructive streak in me?” 

Jumin’s route is so disconnected from the main plot, but the implications for it are interesting.

  • V actually comes to the party in this route.
  • He promises to tell Seven everything and looks like he’ll keep his word.
  • The Valentine’s Day DLC shows that he took pictures at Jumin and MC’s wedding, meaning he’s alive.
  • He can also see well enough to take the photographs in the DLC, when in Jumin’s main ending he can barely see out of his left eye.

Jumin being part of the Deep Story never made any sense to me, considering you barely learn anything and don’t unlock a single secret. But while Saeran and Rika are never mentioned and nothing is resolved on-screen, it almost feels like Jumin’s route is an AU where V comes clean and lives and gets the surgery. 

Just let me have this.

Translation: “Ah, that reminds me, Shishou. Happy birthday.”

I was reading through my copy of the mp100 manga with the separation arc, and I saw that this was included on the very last page of the book, after all of the omake pages.

The version I read online never included this (this was probably added for the print version, there’s some other slight differences from what I read online). It always made me sad thinking that even though everything was resolved, Mob never wished Reigen happy birthday, but he did!

Hiraeth | Pt.11

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Genre: Zombie apocalypse au, angst.

Summary: A world full of dwindling hope and lost loves and yet you and Jungkook are all the other needs to feel at home.

Warning: Contains mature content (such as coarse language and violent themes).

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The Wisdom of Forgiveness

‘Forgiveness requires courage and clarity; it is not naive. Mistakenly people believe that to forgive is simply to “forgive and forget,” once and for all. This is not the wisdom of forgiveness.

For great injustice, coming to forgiveness may include a long process of grief, outrage, sadness, loss and pain.

True forgiveness does not paper over what has happened in a superficial way. It is not a misguided effort to suppress or ignore our pain. It cannot be hurried. It is a deep process repeated over and over in our heart which honors grief and betrayal, and in its own time ripens into the freedom to truly forgive.

Forgiveness sees wisely. It willingly acknowledges what is unjust, harmful, and wrong. It bravely recognizes the sufferings of the past, and understands the conditions that brought them about. There is a strength to forgiveness. When we forgive we can also say, “Never again will I allow these things to happen.” We may resolve to never again permit such harm to come to ourselves or another.’

- Jack Kornfield, The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace.

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Facial/head reffs For Afi Ipro and Grandfather glanni for the role reversal au. 

Fun ideas me and my pal had.

Both are in their 80′s. Only glanni actually looks his age while ipro still is as spry as ever. Ipro plays golf while hand-standing so go figure.

Despite glanni no longer being able to walk as much as he used to he can still sneak around and surprise people in his wheelchair. He carries a bag full of grandpa candy ( butterscotch candies, werthers , jollyranchers, etc) 

They both have the Statler and waldorf dynamic going between them. 

San Francisco's Official Response to the Election of Trump

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution, introduced by Board President London Breed, in response to the election of Donald Trump. The resolution reads as follows:

WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we will never back down on women’s rights, whether in healthcare, the workplace, or any other area threatened by a man who treats women as obstacles to be demeaned or objects to be assaulted. And just as important, we will ensure our young girls grow up with role models who show them they can be or do anything; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That there will be no conversion therapy, no withdrawal of rights in San Francisco. We began hosting gay weddings twelve years ago, and we are not stopping now. And to all the LGBTQ people all over the country who feel scared, bullied, or alone: You matter. You are seen; you are loved; and San Francisco will never stop fighting for you; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we still believe in this nation’s founding principle of religious freedom. We do not ban people for their faith. And the only lists we keep are on invitations to come pray together; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That Black Lives Matter in San Francisco, even if they may not in the White House. And guided by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, we will continue reforming our police department and rebuilding trust between police and communities of color so all citizens feel safe in their neighborhoods; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That climate change is not a hoax, or a plot by the Chinese. In this city, surrounded by water on three sides, science matters. And we will continue our work on CleanPower, Zero Waste, and everything else we are doing to protect future generations; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we have been providing universal health care in this city for nearly a decade, and if the new administration follows through on its callous promise to revoke health insurance from 20 million people, San Franciscans will be protected; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we are the birthplace of the United Nations, a city made stronger by the thousands of international visitors we welcome every day. We will remain committed to internationalism and to our friends and allies around the world—whether the administration in Washington is or not; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That San Francisco will remain a Transit First city and will continue building Muni and BART systems we can all rely upon, whether this administration follows through on its platform to eliminate federal transit funding or not; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That California is the sixth largest economy in the world. The Bay Area is the innovation capital of the country. We will not be bullied by threats to revoke our federal funding, nor will we sacrifice our values or members of our community for your dollar; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That we condemn all hate crimes and hate speech perpetrated in this election’s wake. That although the United States will soon have a President who has demonstrated a lack of respect for the values we hold in the highest regard in San Francisco, it cannot change who we are, and it will never change our values. We argue, we campaign, we debate vigorously within San Francisco, but on these points we are 100 percent united. We will fight discrimination and recklessness in all its forms. We are one City. And we will move forward together.

I’ll never be okay with how Pushing Daisies “ended”.

And I just need to say this: that series deserved so much more. So much more than it got, and it really upsets me that they weren’t able to come through with the comic book continuation.

Because holy cow, if there’s an award for crappy series endings, PD would take it. And yet, it would also take the award of best TV show ever, which is infuriating.

I’m going to write a proper review later, but I just finished it (again) and I’m so MAD.

Let me just list here the amount of storylines we could still get, had the series been renewed:

  1. Ned’s dad coming back (COME ON)
  2. Ned’s jealousy over Olive (that was never resolved, only ignored)
  3. Chuck and Ned’s relationship, as in they were heading to a break up (for a number of reasons that had been building up)
  4. Emerson’s daughter for crying out loud
  5. The Norwegians (you can clearly see that they were created to be featured in more than one episode but it didn’t pan out)
  6. CHUCK’S DAD WHAT THE HECK
  7. The entire plot involving both him and Ned’s dad
  8. Ned’s brothers (bc of course, once their dad reappeared)
  9. FREDO ALDARISIO (I’ll say this again: Olive shouldn’t end up with the taxidermist, c’mon)

Okay, the last point is a really personal opinion, but the series had so many interesting plot lines that UGH that ending is revolting.

The only similar experience I had with an ending was with HP’s epilogue, which I also refuse to accept.

I remember when I first watched the series and started an online manifesto to write a third virtual series which was basically a huge fix-it fic.

Man, was I mad about it.

Things that never got resolved on Penny Dreadful

•The Egyptian connection: we never found out anything more specific about whether or not Vanessa is the reincarnation of Amunet. And if she is, who is Amun-Ra, the Serpent Prince? Is that Lucifer? Dracula? Both? And why were the Master Vampires in Season 1 covered in an exoskeleton of hieroglyphics? Why didn’t they make a return with Dracula in season 3?
•Ethan/Dorian: what was the point of their tryst if we didn’t have any follow-up to it? Ethan’s bisexuality became purely incidental and his relationship with Dorian fell by the wayside.
•Ethan/Brona: Ethan never found out that Victor brought Brona back to life. Ever. He never even met Lily. What wasted potential that was.
•Victor Frankenstein: the whole “family” never even found out that Victor created life. Not one of them.
•The Cut-Wife connection: or lack thereof. Did we only mention Joan Clayton because they wanted to cast Patti Lupone as Dr. Seward? Was she really a distant relation? Why couldn’t she have been connected in a more meaningful way beyond being another hard-ass mentor for Vanessa?
•Dr. Jekyll: why, oh why, did we bother introducing Dr. Jekyll without releasing Hyde. Casting an actor of color as Jekyll was a great choice but then he didn’t have any character development. He might as well have been called “Igor” for serving the story really just as Victor’s lab assistant. Also, we all saw the looks Henry threw at Victor in the first episode. There was definitive sexual chemistry and possibly history that did not get to be explored.
•Catriona Hartdegan: Just why? What was the point of having this female, cross-dressing thanatologist? Ferdinand Lyle could have provided the same information that she supplied Vanessa with. And her character had no motivations outside of her relationship with Vanessa. Wasted potential. She could have been a potential love interest for Vanessa or a friend. Instead she was just convenient.
•Dracula: when Renfield turned around to behold Dracula in all his unholy glory at the end of the first episode, we knew that Dracula had a form that was more terrifying than that of Alexander Sweet. We were robbed of seeing what that looked like.

•Dorian: how did Dorian become immortal? Why is this still vague? Where did the painting come from? In the Oscar Wilde novel, the supernatural elements are purposefully vague and it works. But when you take that character and put him into a world that has a mythology of its own that could plausibly explain the supernatural nature of the character and then you don’t choose to take advantage of that, then it doesn’t work. We needed to know where he came from, how long he’s been alive, how the painting came about, and why.
Identity woes

After finding out that ladybug was responsible for choosing the identities of Queen bee and volpina, chat assumes and feels hurt by the (possible) fact that ladybug has known his identity the entire time.

The entire thing blows up into a huge argument in which Adrien reveals his identity. Not caring who knows. “Let everyone know, let the whole world know!!”

Queen bee is taken aback “adrikins??”
The group pause for a moment
“Wait, adri–” volpina drops her transformation “Chloe??”

Finally all three teenagers stand before one another detransformed and their conversation quickly goes from ‘holy crap its you’ to looking expectantly at ladybug

….who panics and dashes with a quick “i-i can’t” rushing home.

When she’s gone plagg tries to explain that the stakes are higher for a ladybug and her identity, but the other heroes just don’t get it.

..
Things get awkward after that and the team start to drift apart more and more.

It affects them in battle and they start to lose their edge over papillon because although they’re powerful they can’t work effectively as a team and mostly get in each others way.

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This turns awful one battle with 'The pyromaniac’.

This villain manages to shoot a deadly strike at chat noir….which is intercepted by ladybug.

Her transformation is dropped as she goes flying down the champs Elysees coming to a stop on the concrete below.

Queen bee takes charge and they barely manage to wrap up the battle.
Chat’s cataclysm destroying the butterfly.

But by the time they’ve finished the paramedics are already gearing up to take Marinette to hospital.

She’s in critical condition after a fall like that but due to her bond to her miraculous stone she is able to heal at an accelerated rate.


Ironically now the entire world knows her secret identity.

Its on every news outlet. Every TV show. Its all everyone talks about for weeks and even after its mentioned casually as if its the most important thing to know in the world.

Because it us. Everyone wants to know about the girl behind ladybug and reporters are obligated to report on it.


Adrien thought it would get better after they all knew, but it’s not better at all.

He was used to being hounded by the press but Marinette had it so much worse.

She had the press, the government, religious leaders, people in search of healing and wisdom surrounding her. As if she’s some sort of demigod.

And Adrien can see from afar that shes growing to hate her mantle.

Her parents have to move their bakery online and make all their social media accounts private

Their house is refurbished and downstairs is no longer a welcoming bakery but is shut off so the rest of the world will stay away, now only the delivery sector of their house usually works but with family help the dupain-chengs will soon stop operating out of their own homes (the one good thing that comes from all this is that their goods are now really popular).

But Marinette has stopped coming to school, or really even leaving her house. Ladybug or otherwise.

Suddenly plaggs words make sense.

None of the other quamis have powers so celestial, if their identities were revealed then there wouldn’t be so much to gain but ladybug can bring people back to life.

That’s why her kwami told her never to reveal her identity under any circumstances. Because it would truely transform her into a demi-goddess.

After Emmeryn's death, Lissa has a minor breakdown about the fact that people are going to expect her to fill her sister's shoes-- to be kind and just and serene, as she was, and that she'll never be her own person. To resolve this crisis, Chrom helps her become a War Cleric instead of a Sage. It helps a lot, and Lissa ends up sticking with it. She says it's for the better-- she never was that great with tomes.