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anonymous asked:

Hypothetically if Robert had gotten to King's Landing before Tywin's forces then what would he have done to the targaryen children? Also what would Stannis have done if he was in such a position?

If Robert had reached King’s Landing before Tywin, then baby Aegon would sent to the Wall, Rhaenys would be forced into the Faith in some secure bastion of loyalist rule (either White Harbor or, more than likely, some remote village in the Stormlands with the abbess instructed to watch her communications closely). Elia would have been returned to Doran Martell with a two-year prohibition on marriage, same as Jeyne Westerling as part of Doran’s oaths to the new ruling regime. I foresee Stannis doing the same thing, though given his prospective treatment of Sansa, he might send Elia back to Doran before the oaths of vassalage as right and proper conduct.

As we see in Robert’s reign in OTL, it takes more than just the existence of Targaryens for him to actually do anything about it.

Thanks for the question, Anon.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King



Empty chairs

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken,
There’s a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables,
Now my friends are dead and gone.

Here they talked of revolution.

Here it was they lit the flame.

Here they sang about tomorrow

And tomorrow never came.

From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
And I can hear them now!

The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On this lonely barricade at dawn.

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken.
There’s a pain goes on and on.

Phantom faces at the windows.

Phantom shadows on the floor.

Empty chairs at empty tables

Where my friends will meet no more.

Oh my friends, my friends, don’t ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will sing no more

Empty chairs at empty tables

Where my friends will sing no more.

(ooc: you can thank @sleepy-loopin for this)

i always dismissed theories about how our menstrual cycles have any significant effect on our moods or thought processes. i always chalked it up to the physical stress that affected my mood. i watched a TED talk about a woman who literally schedules her entire month and productivity based on her cycle and i remember scoffing at it. until i paid attention to the notes i was taking on my period app and the moods i’ve tracked. 

the further away from my cycle, the more frequently i selected moods like “focused, motivated, excited, energetic.” the week before my period was when id start frequenting my mental health apps more. when i started to overthink more. when i started questioning my relationships more. “motivated” turned into “stressed, anxious, confused, lethargic.” not even just physically, cause that’s expected. but my brain gets foggy. my days are a blur. im unsure about all my decisions. it sounds awful but it’s the one time of the month that im fully in touch with my emotions. this is when i have a chance for catharsis. all the emotions i suppressed for the sake of productivity and functionality teem until i have no choice but to finally confront them. they usually manifest in an ugly way (im still trying to get a hold of this) but the end result is me ending this month’s cycle with a clean slate and no emotional baggage. then im back to regular scheduling. 



Can we just talk about how perfect Community’s 6x04 “Queer Studies and Advanced Waxing” is?

Like there’s so much to it, from Chang’s concern that he was only cast as Miyagi because he’s asian, to Abed (canonically recognized as having ASD) having intense empathy for the baby birds (with the wonderfully tragic subtle parallel of his mother having left him when he was young).

But the best part was the amazing discussion of sexuality and it’s complexities.

Dean Pelton has always been assumed as somewhat queer. He is very attracted to Jeff and he often dresses in drag. But sexuality is so much more complicated than just liking boys or girls. There are more than two genders, more than monogamy, more than monosexuality, more than physical attraction, etc etc. And while any kind of positive LGBTQIA representation is awesome, it’s usually something like what the school board tries to do in the episode. They want the Dean to be a neatly packaged, cardboard cut out of the gay white cis male. But that denies so much of who he is and also reduces him to a symbol of how not homophobic they are rather than a complete person.

I cannot get over how well Frankie sums up how problematic this is

“When a person becomes symbolic, they gain symbolic power at the price of independent power.”

Omg. I am obsessed with how perfect that line is. Frankie Dart is my hero. Plus, she subtly comes out to Jeff and the Dean as queer like it ain’t no thing. New fave characacter. 

But most importantly is the vagueness of the Dean’s metaphor. Personally, I took the never ending handkerchief metaphor to mean his sexuality is complex and constantly evolving, while still having some things in common with being straight up gay. Both handkerchiefs and rabbits can be pulled from a hat. But the rabbit is pulled out once and done so it is much simpler, while the handkerchief progresses over time (hence “never ending” handkerchief). Additionally, the rabbit out of a hat is a magic show trope; it is the example non-magicians use as what a magician does (like how heterosexuals only think of queer people as simply gay). Whereas the handkerchief trick, while there is sometimes of an awareness of it, isn’t really as commonly thought about or represented. There’s even a ton of variety within how the handkerchief trick is performed; it doesn’t even have to be out of a hat but can be from a sleeve, mouth, pocket, or behind an audience member’s ear. I think I’m letting this metaphor run away with me, but you get the idea.

I also like that they don’t say what else the Dean is. Because, as Frankie said, your sexuality “is nobody’s business.” The Dean is simply himself. 

Sexuality and gender is a spectrum that extends in a multitude of directions, not just gay or straight. And when we stop having to label and understand something in order to accept it, then we will have truly made progress.
Jay Z, Weinstein Company to Make Trayvon Martin Film and Documentary Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company are partnering on an ambitious series of film and television projects about Trayvon Martin, Variety has learned.
By Justin Kroll, Brent Lang

The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” The 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old Martin sparked a national debate about racial profiling and inequities of the criminal justice system that brought about the Black Lives Matter movement. The African-American high school student was killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race Hispanic man, who was a member of the neighborhood watch in his Florida community. He claimed he shot Martin, who was unarmed, in self defense after the two became involved in a physical altercation. Zimmerman’s acquittal on a second-degree murder charge inspired protests around the country.

“Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and recounts her experience covering the trial for NBC. She looks at the mistakes made by prosecutors that caused them to lose what she describes as a “winnable case.” “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It tells a more personal story, looking at Martin’s childhood and the aftermath of his death.

The plan is to make a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of a first-look deal he signed with the studio last September. The indie studio will also develop a narrative feature film. The Weinstein Company earned critical raves for “Fruitvale Station,” another true story, about the death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man who was killed in 2009 by a BART police officer.

The Weinstein Company confirmed the deal, but declined to offer comment.

There were several other studios interested in the project, including Fox Searchlight, Universal on behalf of Will Packer, and Ted Field. The Weinstein Company closed the deal last week. TWC honchos Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser had a marathon meeting on Oscar weekend in their Los Angeles office with Jay Z and Martin’s parents. They made it clear that they were most concerned with seeing their son’s life and legacy honored.

The authors were represented by Jan Miller and Lacy Lynch of Dupree Miller & Associates. Glasser, Weinstein, and Jay Z brokered the deal for the company.

anonymous asked:

Weird idea: rfa members as old people

They’re all in the same retirement home.

Zen is the old man player who gets all the widows. He also performs for them on activity nights when they get a karaoke machine.

Yoosung steals food off of Vs tray all the time.

Saeran and Saeyoung fight over the remote and which rerun they’re going to make everyone watch in the community room.

Jumin cross-stitches and knits all day. Mostly cats that strangely resemble Elizabeth 3rd but when anyone asks he says it’s just a random cat and nothing more.

Jaehee is still looking for the pieces to her favorite board game that mysteriously went missing a few weeks ago. The pieces which coincidentally went missing not long after she beat Saeyoung.

Congrats @therealjacksepticeye on reaching 15 million subscribers!

Or, really, I should be congratulating everyone in the community. Every milestone we hit is a community effort, and shows that the community is growing and changing for the better. And every time we hit a milestone, I’m always reminded of how much I absolutely love this community. In the past month or so, I’ve been very depressed, even to the point of having suicidal thoughts. But the lovely people in this community, including Jack and his videos, supported me through those tough times. Being surrounded by such great people has made me feel like and grow to be a better person than I once was. I’ve made new friends, and even met the love of my life, who’s shown me undying love, affection, and support, no matter what I was going through.

Jack, if you see this, I just wanna say thank you, for everything. I’ve been a part of this community and watching your videos every day for almost 2 years now, and I could not be more grateful for it. Thank you for always leaving a smile on my face, and making every day just a little bit brighter for me. Love you dude 💚

Community opinion! i liked this one much better than 1-3. Too bad Nick Kroll couldn’t come back, but no big deal. Everybody seemed much more in character. I still have to get used to nicer Jeff, haha. But yeah, laughs, quotables. Solid episode in my opinion. Frankly they should just do more episodes like this one and less “high concept” episodes, since apparently they haven’t quite got the hang of those yet.