what films would you rec for a bollywood begginer?
Oh gosh. There are so many good ones, but let me see.
Here are some films I would consider watching.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge - When Raj and Simran first met on an inter-rail holiday in Europe, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.
Jab We Met - A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman.
Swades - A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.
Dil Chanta Hai - Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Lagaan: Once Upon Time in India - The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Highway - Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.
Kahaani - A pregnant woman’s search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.
Kai Po Che -Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country’s next cricket stars.
TheLunchbox - A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
EnglishVinglish - A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English.
Lootera - An aristocrat’s daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.
Fitoor - Modern adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations; a poor but talented boy falls in love with a girl from an affluent family.
Queen - A Delhi girl from a traditional family sets out on a solo honeymoon after her marriage gets canceled.
Rustom - In 1959, a decorated naval officer is accused of murdering his wife’s lover.
Dangal - Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.
Pink - When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names. (Warning: rape/assault)
Hindi Medium - A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.
Trapped - A man gets stuck in an empty high rise without food, water or electricity.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania - Badrinath Bansal from Jhansi and Vaidehi Trivedi from Kota belong to small towns but have diametrically opposite opinions on everything. This leads to a clash of ideologies, despite both of them recognizing the goodness in each other. (Although I would caution watching due to sensitive topics discussed in the movie).
Dear Zindagi - Kaira is a budding cinematographer in search of a perfect life. Her encounter with Jug, an unconventional thinker, helps her gain a new perspective on life. She discovers that happiness is all about finding comfort in life’s imperfections.
Raees -Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.
Lipstick Under My Burqa - Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician, seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55 year old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Trapped in their worlds, they claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.
Neerja - The story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
Namastey London - A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.
Kapoor and Sons - A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of 2 brothers who visit their family and discover that their parents marriage is on the verge of collapse,the family is undergoing a financial crunch and much more as the drama unfolds.
Taare Zameen Paar - An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Piku - A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.
Barfi! - A charming deaf-mute prankster’s bittersweet relationship with two women, one is autistic, turns his life upside-down.
Omkara - A politically-minded enforcer’s misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity in this adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.
Wake Up SId - Sid Mehra (Ranbir Kapoor) is a young man living in Mumbai who benefits from the indulgence of his parents. After graduating from university, he makes a stab at working in his father’s business, but lasts only a week. He then meets Aisha (Konkona Sen Sharma), an aspiring writer from Calcutta. Sid helps her get settled in the city and then wants to take things further – but Aisha isn’t interested because of Sid’s slacker personality. Will her rejection serve as a wake-up call for Sid?
Jodhaa Akbar - Epic romance, set in 16th-century India, about the love story between Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, the Mughal Emperor of Hindustan, and Rajput princess Jodhaa. In order to extend his empire, Akbar agrees to a marriage of alliance to young and fiery Jodhaa but soon realizes he has to defend his choice of bride as his courtiers voice their displeasure at the idea of their Muslim Emperor marrying a Hindu.
Devdas - After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee’s life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Bajirao Mastani - In 16th century India, undefeated warrior Bajirao was bestowed with the title of Prime Minister, and became the greatest weapon of his Empire. Bajirao recieves a rider with an urgent request to save a fort under siege by the Moguls, Bajirao’s greatest opponents. He refuses initially, but is mesmerized by the rider, a beautiful Rajput princess who rode for days to seek him out. Despite Bajirao’s best efforts, he cannot deny his love for Princess Mastani. She pursued him to Pune, where Bajirao’s family promptly sent her away. Bajirao faced great opposition from his family, his people, and his priests. Every attempt is made to separate them, but they always find their way to each other, finally paying the ultimate price in the name of love.
Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham - Rahul, the adoptive son of business magnate Yash Raichand, feels eternal gratitude to his father for rescuing him from a life of poverty. Yet, when Yash forbids his love of poor Anjali, Rahul marries her and moves to London with new wife and sister-in-law, Pooja, breaking the heart of his mother. Ten years later, Rahul’s younger brother comes to London intent on brokering peace between father and son.
Dil Se - The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary
Damini - The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her brother-in-law. She wants the victim to get justice, but the family including her husband oppose her, which leads her to leave the house. Soon she is helped by a drunkard, an ex-advocate, who helps her in all respect to reach to her aim and therefore justice.
Mrityudand: The Death Sentence - Mrityudand is a film commentary on the social and the gender injustice. A woman (Madhuri Dixit), her sister-in-law (Shabana Azmi) a laborer (Om Puri) and others unite to stand up against a hard-nosed businessman.
Sadma (stars Sridevi) - One night, Sadma is in a car accident, which leaves her with amnesia. She runs away from the hospital but ends up in a brothel, where she meets a friendly schoolteacher.
Rangeela - A middle class young woman, who dreams of Bollywood fame, is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend and a famous actor.
Ek Hasina The - A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.
Anand - The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - A quirky rom-com where Kush finds the ideal Indian bride Dimple for his brother Luv and a series of comical and unpredictable events follow.
I know that the question is asking for Bollywood films, but I need to go ahead and include two of Indian Cinema’s post popular films ever released.
Bahubali - In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decade’s old feud between two warring people.
Bahubali2 - When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.
Not Bollywood films, but these are recommended by our followers:
Ok Kamani (Similar to Ok Jaanu) - Two young lovers are compatible in every way - they even agree that marriage is futile. However, their emotions are not so easily managed, especially when they witness the unconditional love of the older couple with whom they live.
Alaipayuthey - A computer expert and a crusading doctor marry in secret, then deal with death and trauma.
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I have considered writing out this story for a while now in light of what is going on in Hollywood. I was debating with myself if it was important or not but I decided that every story is important. What follows is a personnal tale, it doesn’t involve important agents or producers. It didn’t take place in Hollywood but in Denmark years ago and I honestly haven’t thought about it in a long time but the #MeToo support of women who has been harrased by men brought back to the forefront of my mind.
I am not weak. I am outspoken and I stand up for myself. I always did because I got a strong amazing mom that taught me to do so. But when you are 19 years old the world is scarier than it is when you are 30. That being said did the same thing happen to me today I would still feel uncomfortable, even if I now have the guts to tell the guy to fuck off.
When I was 19 years old I was at a party. A friends birthday and one of his closest friends kept hitting on me. Touching my leg, trying to kiss me. I told him verbally and nonverbally I wasn’t interested, but he took it as me playing “hard to get” and I was “fair game” cause I was single. The guy was 21. Not a lot older than me but old enough to know better.
I told another male friend of mine. Some one I was very close with. So much so people once in a while asumed we were together, because we did everything together at that point. His solution was telling the guy that we were a thing. He stuck by my side that night with his arm around my waist or shoulders. He held my hand walking me to my cab.
As much as I love him for doing that, he shouldn’t have had too! Women are not objects to conquest. A no means no! I chose to tell my story here and not on twitter because my audience is here and I want the story to be heard because this sorta behavior isn’t an LA thing. It isn’t even a male thing. Women were laughing it off when I asked him to leave me alone. It was a man who stood up for me. It is a matter of respect for other people that are missing and with a man on the most powerful seat in the world saying “you look good on your knees,” and excusing talk of assulting women as locker room talk,” telling or stories and being heard is more important than ever.
If you got a story tell it. Use this post or send me as ask on anon or not and you will be heard! Decent people - men or women needs to unite and stand up against this sorta behavior. It is more common that you think and it happens all over the world.
So #MeToo - I got your back and so does a lot of other great people in the world.
of all the psychiatrists he could have chosen, it was her. There’s something about her that intrigues him.
she has the capacity to do Very Bad Things, which is something Hannibal knew before she did.
he refused to accept her resignation and she chose to accept his refusal.
he covered up her murder as she covered up his involvement.
she’s the only person besides Will Graham who knows and understands him.
he opens up to her about his innermost thoughts and feelings to a degree he hasn’t even done with Will.
she’s suspected that he’s dangerous for a while but continued his therapy regardless because her professional curiosity in him was too great to resist.
she’s one of very few people who saw him for what he is and survived it (in part through her own intelligence, in part because he cares about her to a degree).
she made the conscious choice not to kill him and instead chose to join him because again, her curiosity in him is too great to resist.
he allowed her to go with him instead of killing her right there, when he had already left everyone else to die (Hannibal is a social creature who enjoys company and Bedelia is a familiar force in his life he feels trusting of).
she’s drawn to the criminal mind, Hannibal’s in particular.
she’s no innocent bystander; she’s complicit in his crimes and while terrified also fascinated and participating in them to a degree she hasn’t anticipated but is undeniable.
they have very similar tastes; Bedelia’s house closely resembles Hannibal’s and they listen to the same kind of music. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume Bedelia enjoys the environment and life they have in Italy as much as he does (apart from the crimes).
she’s an unconventional psychiatrist, like him, which doubtlessly drew him to her and makes her therapy with him about as unhealthy as his with Will’s.
she’s intelligent and capable enough to see through him and manipulate him to a degree, making her more an equal than a victim.
she never sugarcoats things and is always extremely frank with him, despite knowing what he is, and he reacts to those moments with almost childish petulancy, not anger. She’s much more of a guiding force in his life than he would probably like to admit.
he wanted to be her friend and she shot him down, stating that they’re colleagues but not that – because he doesn’t show his true face and hides behind a veil. The veil is now lifted and they share an openness and honesty Hannibal has never had with anyone else except to a degree Will Graham.
from what we’ve seen, her life is somewhat depressing; he’s her only patient, she’s alone in the house, and apparently nobody missed her when she disappeared. Hannibal can offer her excitement and intrigue, which she seems to be interested in, judging by her continuous involvement with someone who she knows to be dangerous.
them posing as a married couple is no coincidence; it’s Hannibal’s way of enforcing commitment, ensuring her loyalty. If she truly wished to betray him, a ring on her finger wouldn’t stop her, but somehow Hannibal seems to think it would – marriage clearly means something to him, and he chose her to do it with.
Judah Friedlander Holds Up a Funhouse, Crowdwork-Fueled, Mirror to America with His Special “America Is The Greatest Country in the U.S.”
This week, Judah Friedlander’s latest hour of stand-up dropped in the form of what looks like Netflix’s most gritty looking stand-up special yet.
America Is The Greatest Country in the U.S., like Dave Attell’s Road Work, is a compilation of several different performances, which gives you a true sense of what watching Friedlander on any given night might be like. You can see his cool wits about him over a plethora of nights pre- and post- 2016 election as he exquisitely does crowd work in NYC’s hallowed comedy club, The Comedy Cellar.
The thesis suggested by the title allows for Judah to satirically point out what makes America #1, spinning our issues of gun control, healthcare, immigration, etc. into positives. Taping it at The Comedy Cellar also brings in a very diverse crowd, often a bunch of international tourists that Judah uses to his advantage when pointing out “why” America, once again, is the best. That being said, Judah does have a few choice digs against Trump that don’t quite break from the premise.
So, when get you chance, be a patriot for once and give Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country in the United States a watch.
Jaebum: Today will be a little different guys, I invited a special guest to moderate, and to instill us with sound wisdom, so that we can become better and stronger couples.
Heechul: I get paid up front for this right?
Jaebum: *turns red* yes…I already explained all of this in the bathroom this morning.
Seungcheol: *raises hand* Can I go home? I just remembered that i had actual important things to do.
Rap Monster: Woah!! I have a question! What were you both doing in the bathroom??
Jaebum: We were ju-
Heechul: I don’t know. Why don’t you ask Jungkook.
Kihyun: Too soon bro
Sunggyu: *to Woohyun* What’s a Jungkook?
Kris: Can I change seats?
Jinyoung: *from back of room* WHY ARE YOU EVEN HERE?? YOU HAVEN’T BEEN RELEVANT IN OVER 2 YEARS!!
Suho: AT LEAST MY MAN IS FAITHFUL AND DIDN’T LEAVE ME TO GO ON WEEKLY IDOL WITH VIXX’S YOUNGBAE!
TOP: Wait, what?
Seungcheol: *raises hand* Please I’m allergic to stupid.
Heechul: Okay let’s get some order! Jaebum called me because clearly things haven’t been working out smoothly. I see that you all have a lot of issues, and we’ll use this time to go over a few and try to become more harmonious.
Jeonghan: Tbh, I’d appreciate it more if someone that could actually sing, in key, talked about being in harmony.
Himchan:*sniffs air* Did someone leave the stove on? I think I smell a burrnnn!
Heechul: Don’t come for me Chongham. When your little cutesy group breaks up in 2 years and you’re flat broke, standing in the center of Seoul with nothing but a cardboard sign and a dry weave from the Ren Collection, you’re gonna wish you were still on my good side.
Jaebum: Heechul pls you’re not helping…
Leo: I’m gonna get some coffee *leaves out side door*
Yongguk: *mutters* I didn’t get better for this
Woohyun: Speaking as the newest guy here, I’m really happy that I finally got to come to one of these meetings. I hear they’re always a big hit.
JinJin: Yeah I’ve only been to one, It was pretty neat. No complaints except f–
GD:WAIT A MINUTE! I thought this was an Idol parents meeting not bring your toddler to trainee camp. Who’s the tyke?
JinJin: that part….
Jaebum: *sighs* You all know who they are by now. Leave Astro alone! They are an important part of our kpop world, and they contribute greatl-
Kihyun: *coughs loudly*
Kihyun: Sorry, I’m allergic to bullsh-
Heechul: IT’S TIME TO BARE YOUR SOULS! Let’s share our feelings and emotions. Jin you have been pretty quiet this evening, how about you go first?
Jin: Well, I like to think that Namjoon and I are fine. We and the children actually just won the Artist of the Year Awa-
Suho: CBX WAS FIRE YIXING GOT A SOLO KAI ISN’T INJURED KYUNGSOO HAS A MOVIE CHANYEOL DID A SOUNDTRACK AND SEHUN IS STILL IN THE GROUP!
GD: I cancelled an after party with Victoria Secret models for this so..
Namjoon: Dude, why are you trying to overshadow us? You told me that you were proud.
Suho: *checks face in compact mirror* I say a lot of things. Keep up or fall behind.
Jeonghan: *to Jinyoung* Isn’t that what happened to Exo?
Yongguk: I really could be doing creative during this time.
Hakyeon: Can someone tell me why am I even still here? Has anyone seen Leo?
GD: Yeah, he said he was getting coffee and never came back.
Kris: Lies! *readjusts overpriced cap* That’s the same excuse I gave Suho when I left him high and dry.
Kris: *puts fingers to Suho’s lips* That was the old me hon, I’ve changed.
Woohyun: Wellll, Sunggyu and I are fine. Our family is really chill. We really get along and lov-
GD: Time out on the fluff stuff, let’s dig into the real deal.
TOP: *snorts* If only your lyrics rhymed as well as that sentence.
GD: If only your songs wrote themselves.
Jaebum: WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU ALL TO GET ALONG??
Himchan: I don’t know, why is it so hard for your rappers to rap?
Seungcheol: I’m going to go help Leo get some coffee. *leaves out side door*
MJ: I think we should go, and that maybe we won’t be coming back.
Kihyun: Do you mean musically or just physically?
Heechul: Shownu, you haven’t said one word all night. There must be something you want to say.
Kris: I swear they let anyone be an idol these days. Back in my day you needed talent, brains, and pure will to make it!
Jinyoung: I’m going to just let that go.
Jeonghan: If only you would let your acting career go too.
Heechul: I give up.
Jaebum: NO! THIS MEETING CAN’T END THIS WAY! WE ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING!!
Hakyeon: Neither did the JJ project but things still worked out somehow.
Namjoon: Jin let’s get some coffee too *leaves*
Jinyoung: I don’t even know if I should be offended or
Suho: I THINK WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THERE’S NOT REALLY ANY COFFEE
Hakyeon: Suho, shut up, it’s been a long day. I’m going home. Catch you all the next time. *leaves*
GD: Come on Top. I didn’t bring you here so that I would have to drive my own self back.
TOP: You brought me because you’ve been drinking out of a beer bottle in your sleeve the whole night and if you go to jail YG may kick you out of th *bursts into giggles* Sorry I can’t keep a straight face when I’m trying to relate to the lessers. *both leave*
Namjoon: We’re dipping out too. Apparently once you become popular you’re suppose to forget who your true friends were. *leaves*
Jin: When we become washed up has beens I’ll bring cookies to the next one! *leaves*
Sunggyu: SM HAS NEW ROOKIES???
Kihyun: Hey grandpa! Maybe you should start your own meeting and invite all the elderly!
Woohyun: Don’t give him any ideas, please. *guides Sunggyu out*
Himchan: We’re leaving, frankly I don’t even know if we’ll be back. We’re going through a lot-
Jeonghan: *calls out* Get a new sob story! This one’s getting old!
Himchan *clears throat* and we would do better keeping to ourselves for a while. Come on Yongguk.
Yongguk: Bye thanks for remembering we exist.
Shownu: See you next time. *leaves*
Kihyun: Jinyoung totally fax me over those divorce tips you were telling me about earlier *leaves*
Jinyoung: Will do!
Kris: Suho let’s go, Vinnie is having a party at his house and i want to drop you off before I roll up with models on both arms.
Jeonghan: Can I get a ride home with y'all?
Suho: VINNIE??? OH SO NOW YOU DO ONE MOVIE TOGETHER AND YOU GOT BFF NICKNAMES?? WELL TELL VINNIE TO STREAM YOUR STALE SINGLE AND SEND YOU PERSONALIZED FANMAIL FROM NOW ON THEN!
Jeonghan: Never mind, I’ll walk. *leaves*
Kris: YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONLY MAN I GOT??? HAHA WELCOME TO 2014 PART 2: RETURN OF THE EXIT! *slams door and leaves*
Suho: WAIT! I CAN CHANGE BABE!! *runs after*
Jinyoung: I think I may actually hate them.
Heechul: Lol I do.
Jaebum: You can leave now too.
Heechul: *coughs* Where’s my money? I ain’t working for fre-
Jinyoung & Jaebum: Get out!
Heechul: Whatever, If You Do was better than Hard Carry anyway….and that’s not saying much. *leaves*
Jaebum: Wow look at us actually getting along and standing unite-
Jinyoung: Shut up, I’m still trying to find a way to poison you.
I'm so worried about Johnny Depp, his name is literally getting dragged backwards through the mud and there doesn't seem to be any let up. He's getting attacked and slandered everywhere I look and it's so sad to see. I thought the whole Amber Heard thing would blow over as he was never charged with anything and the case was dropped but a lot of people have still decided that he's guilty.
I am heartbroken with the whole situation dear but there here are some things that can help you put things in perspective
Johnny is more important than what some people think of him
Your love for Johnny is more important than what some people think of him
Johnny, his family, his friends, his entourage and his fans are all that matters. As long as they are ok everything is fine. Johnny is a world famous icon, and the more famous you are the more people want to drag you down because it gains them money (=selling stuff to the press and such) and attention. They misuse him for their own gain. People who hate johnny will now hate him more and those who love him will love him even more. Fanastic Beasts was a massive succes, so is POTC 5, he won the people’s choice icon award and to every event that he goes to there are countless fans who want to meet and hug and thank him. There are countless accounts and websites dedicated to Johnny with each day hundreds of post (= tiny love letters to Johnny).
Only the people who hate Johnny claim they believe everything tmg and a*ber say, only they blame him for his trump joke. As for the A*ber thing: the case is dropped with prejudice (because he was innocent and had massive prove of that), he can’t get into a legal situation for that again (= the more important than what some people think of him)
This past year i have cried so many tears, lost so many hours of sleep and worried so so fucking much, but i also had the most beautiful experiences i ever had being a Depphead. I saw my hero go through all of this with such dignity, beauty and strenght. i saw him become stronger, braver, happier and more succesful. I saw this beautiful fandom of which we are part of unite, love, support, stand up and care for Johnny, his loved ones and other fans. Never have i seen such support, all the posts, the tags, sending Johnny gifts, comforting other deppheads who were having a ruff time. Depphead are family we always said and we’ve proven it to be true a million times.
In conclusion angel, this whole situation is disgusting, outrages and horrible and i would do antyhing to make it go away. But the love, strenght and support are stronger and will win. Remember Johnny’s birthday? He and we all had so much fun! those moments will come again. every now and again we stumble but we will never ever fall. He will always be there for us and we will always be there for him, and that’s all that matters. all my love to you sweetie. (Sorry if there are any typos in this)
Four years of Trump is four years of demanding our voices to be heard. Don’t stay silent. If you believe in something strongly enough then make it your mission to make change happen. Don’t sit and watch your beliefs get torn apart, get up off of that couch, out of your bed, and into the real world where real things happen that affect us all like it or not. A single voice starts an idea, but only we can make that idea spread. Women’s bodies are their own and they have the right to choose what is done with them. Women are not just pussies to be grabbed at, Muslims are not all terrorists, climate change is real, gay is not a choice, and building walls to keep out “problems” is not the solution literally or metaphorically. What I am saying is real, and if you can’t handle the reality of my words then the unfollow button is right up there. We can conquer this together.
I was going to be corny and say I didn’t know how to start this off but where’s the fun in that?!
A certain someone begged me to make a blog and show my face. Well lets start:
My name is Shaneeka Chanel Rea, I’m 20 and I’m proudly African-American with Nigerian roots, I live in California, Los Angeles with my roommate. I’m currently a sophomore at UCLA majoring in the field of Political Science, yes you got a future politician & human rights activist in the house! If we don’t stand up, unite and fight for our rights, who will?
What else do I do? Oh! I’m a instagram model & songwriter on the side but I mostly take part in #BlackLivesMatter rallies and protests as I believe that racism and police brutality towards person’s of color is at an all time high and needs to be stopped.
Okay before I give a full speech what else is there to tell? Hmm I have an obsession with the color red, believe me when I say you will never see me without wearing some red somewhere/somehow even if it’s just my underwear. Red is such a passionate color, I don’t know why it fascinates me so much knowing damn well I’m single as a Pringle and nobody chasing me or I’d like to think so.(Embarrassing)
So much more to tell! Okay only a few more things, I promise… Let me just list them:
I love jolof rice and pounded yam. I’m a very good dancer (No two left feet here!) I’m a Virgo If you can go for hours without getting bored talking about life then I’m your girl.
I wish I could say more without blabbing too much. Don’t be scared to hmu to find out more :)
by @lovedannixoxo - Me again. Could you do an Emily and daughter thing where
the daughter mourns for Emily after the whole fake death thing because she
truly thought she was dead. The daughter stay with Penelope for 7 months and
when Emily comes back they argue a lot and the daughter wants to stay with Pen?
Lots of angst. Sorry if it’s too specific and I understand if you can’t. Word Count - 752 Characters - Emily x Daughter!Reader
sorry for your lose.’ Someone said, you nodded to another person you’d never
met. ‘If you need anything just call us.’ Another person said, you nodded shaking
their hands. ‘Y/N?’ You heard Penelope say, you turned and looked at her, tears slowly
falling down your cheeks. ‘You okay sweetie?’ She asked, you shook your head and she wrapped an arm around
you, bringing you close. You let the tears fall. ‘It will be okay. Not now but slowly it will feel better.’ She told you, you nodded
but wrapped your arms around her.
looking at the photo of Emily, it was one of the last ones you and she took
together. You were both so happy, it was one of the days when she had a day off
work and you had finished all your school work so you both decided to go a
hike. It was a beautiful day. It was one of the rare mother daughter day you
had. You placed the phot down on the unit. Standing up you grabbed your bag and
made your way with Penelope to her work. You had been staying with Penelope
since Emily’s death, she had been so kind and generous, you started working
with her, since you took an interest in what she does. Everyone was kinda
hesitant at the start thinking you wanted revenge on Doyle, but when you told
them and showed them that you just wanted to do what Penelope does, not being a
field agent, they allowed you, and welcomed you.
one of the days when it was going slow, you were searching for information on
the newest suspects, when you got a call from Penelope saying that they needed
you up in the conference room. You grabbed your pad and pen, before making your
way to it. You entered the room and say a woman standing in front of you, she
had ling black hair, you looked past her and saw JJ. She nodded and then the
woman turned around. Your eyes widened, but your grip on the pad tightened. ‘Y/N.’ She said, looking you up and down. Seeing how much you changed in 7
months. ‘You died.’ You said coldly. Her face fell. ‘I know and I’m sorry.’ She said stepping forward, you took a step back raising
a hand. It shaking slightly. ‘Emily, you left me.’ You said, your brows creasing together ‘What you can’t find anything to say? Typically.’ You said before turning and
walking away, making your way to your office. Emily turned around and sat down
on one of the chairs. She placed her head on her head. She felt a hand on her
shoulder and looked up to see JJ. ‘She’s not even calling me mum.’ Emily said, her voice breaking. ‘She needs some time to adjust, see buried you Emily. Give her a chance.’ JJ
said, Emily nodded but watched as you walked by Penelope as they left the room. ‘How was she?’ Emily asked, picking her nails. ‘She was okay, Penelope took her in.’ JJ told her, Emily smiled slightly. ‘She then joined the team, works with Penelope and is great at it, her and Penelope
have it perfected really.’ JJ said, Emily nodded. ‘Thank you for watching out for her.’ Emily said sincerely. ‘No problem.’ JJ responded.
rang and you got up from your desk, wrapping your hoodie around you, you opened
it and saw Emily standing there. ‘What are you doing here?’ You asked coldly. ‘I came to talk to you.’ She told you. ‘Talk then.’ You told her. ‘You can come back now.’ Emily said, trying to reach for your hand. You pulled it
back quickly. ‘Why?’ You asked. She looked taken aback. ‘I’m your mum.’ She said, you shook your head. ‘No, you were my mum, but you made me lower you into the ground.’ You told her,
hatred coating your voice. ‘I had no choice.’ She said quietly looking down at the ground. ‘You did, you could have gotten someone to tell me you were okay.’ You told
her, she looked up. ‘I couldn’t.’ She told you. ‘You could.’ You hissed back. ‘Please come home.’ She pleaded, but you shook your head.
â€˜No, I’m staying here with Penelope.’ You said, you stood your ground. Emily stared
at you, watching as your face held anger and hatred.
â€˜Okay.’ Emily finally said. She turned around and opened the door before giving
you one last look and closing the door.
Speaking as an Americans, we understand. I know y'all will probably do this until you're blue in the face, but fight back. In every way imaginable-fight back. Make their lives hell. Drag them through the dirt again and again. I was so proud when y'all let in refugees when the world didn't. Show that same spirit here. It sucks that people think like this, but the majority don't and y'all are stronger United. Stand up for each other. And remember that we are not our government.
That’s nice and all but we already do that.
And no we are not our government, because our government doesn’t have Nazis in it.
We have been fighting back for ages we don’t need anyone to tell us to fight back.
You don’t understand, you know nothing about Germany and the political landscape and discussions here, that is the real problem with all of this pseudo discussion on tumblr.
It has been the same with the French and the NL elections.
People here rarely know anything about the countries and how the political landscape has been there and what discussion the society has had and why.
I don’t need anyone from the US to tell me to fight back when we have done nothing but that for ages which is the only reason the 87% of us are not total assholes that vote for a right wing party. The AfD is basically on the level of your republicans, let that sink in a little.
So please stop with this patronising shit. What do you guys think Europe has been up to in the last 30 years? What are the topics that need to be addressed? What are people mad about? Why was PiS elected in Poland? Why is Orban still leading the government in Hungary? How did the AfD come to be? What lead to the rise of Le Pen? What about the right wing in Austria?
If you have no idea about any of that I don’t wanna hear “I know how it feels”. No you don’t. It’s not comparable to the US at all.
Alright girls do not stay silent today. Let us unite and stand up against injustice and discrimination because without anyone fighting there will be no change.
But together, as a group, as a team, we can become unbreakable. We can make a difference. We can do anything!
Photos from the protest at orlando international airport
We are fighting for the release of 3 people being detained here. Two had proper immigrant visas, the other is a lawful permanent resident. But there are many more around the united states who need to get back in the country to get to their families and their lives. People put an immense amount of time and money trying to get their green cards, this is unconstitutional and unamerican. Among the wonderful people I met today, 3 of them are immigrants to this country and are afraid that they’re next. When i went to the statue of liberty it read “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me” and last time i checked, it hasn’t changed. ❤💛💚💙💜