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Hwarang and my expectations

I wish I could enjoy watching the concluding episodes of this show… Now I just want it to end so that the character I’ve been rooting for can be free of the weak depiction he has been given by the writer of this show.

I though we would get a story about a king fighting for his rightful place, with the help of the friends he made during his stay at Hwarang. Friends that would become his comrades, and in Sun Woo’s case, a brother who could help him be all he can be and aid him to establish a just and harmonious rule for everyone…

What we got is something entirely different.

Maybe I watch too many sageuk, but for me this one just failed to deliver. Specially because rendering the main character as ‘perfect’ is very detrimental to the development of the second lead -the actual important historical figure- and that is hard to watch. Maybe I should have lowered my expectations… And it is true that I knew beforehand that the king was not the main character, but still. It could have been done better. Like in Goblin, in which Wang Yeo both was the second lead and the king. I never once felt that Kim Shin’s arc negated Wang Yeo’s… Which is not the case in Hwarang.

On the bright side I got to discover new actors that I look forward to seeing in other dramas, special mentions to Park Hyung Shik. I thought he was just a pretty face and a singer, but damn the boy can act!! With the very little he was given by the writing of the drama, he managed to convey a very complex and layered character.

This drama really was a total disservice to this actor, but thankfully this very same week we’ll get to watch him perform a different role in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon :).

I’ll refrain from commenting further till tomorrow, but honestly, it’s been a while since I have been so let down by a show…

Okay It might just be me but I’m thinking that Lucy and Lauren are just really good friends nothing more. I think that they just grew up together and aren’t scared to kiss each other. Heck I kiss my best friend doesn’t mean we are dating just means we are close. But you know honestly I’m camren all the way but I think if Lauren is happy then that should be all that matters. I love Lauren to death. But we should fight for her happiness not fight about who she’s with. ❤❤

anonymous asked:

Hey dad, I have this sister that can be real annoying and bossy and quite bitchy at times. I love her but she just loves to piss me off and I really want to be the bigger one and walk away... that's a lie sometimes i want to murder her but she's my little sister. So what do i do about her so that we can have less fights and get along better?

Ahh siblings. A love~hate relationship. Have you tried sitting her down and talking about the issues? And finding something you both like helps to strengthen any bond. Sibling can be tough but your family, in the end you have each other. No matter how annoying or bossy they can be :)

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Shailene Woodley went on The Late Show to talk about how we can keep up the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline

“The front lines don’t necessarily have to be in North Dakota,” she explained. “The front lines can be wherever you are. You can create a protest in New York City, because protests are about awareness and about people coming together.” She also had some comments about the one thing she wished she’d known when she was taking her now-famous mug shot.

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Things that were incredible* about Rogue One

* “incredible” doesn’t mean it wasn’t devastating 

  • the cast, obviously — I mean, where even to begin, they were incredible, their performances were superb, the characters were so engaging
  • the relationship between Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus, which was so immensely loving
  • Galen’s choices
  • Galen mentoring Bodhi
  • Bodhi diving into the rebellion because it’s never too late to do the right thing
  • the old star wars aesthetic and costume design (nostalgia AND originality)
  • every death (every life) mattered, on both sides
  • a 2016 pop culture statement about fighting fascism — about fighting fascism
  • Cassian’s been fighting since he was six — this work takes a LONG time
  • the arrival of the rebel fleet
  • fighting on the beaches calling back to D-Day (i.e. fighting nazism)
  • Cassian telling Jyn (the only white team-member) that she doesn’t get to choose when she has to care and when she has to fight (thanks to @bisexualstevenrogers for articulating this)
  • Mon Mothma’s little smile when she realizes what Cassian, Jyn, and the others have done
  • Bail Organa going back to Alderaan
  • was that Biggs Darklighter!? (don’t answer that, I’m just going to assume that it was)
  • women pilots
  • Krennick watching his own side cut their losses on him
  • Cassian and Jyn on the beach 
  • the rebels passing the computer disk from hand to hand down the hallway (!!!)
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A note from the Indivisible Team
A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game.

A note for all of us who feel defeated after Sessions from the Indivisible Team: This is the long game. We are going to lose a lot. We are going to get good at losing. We are going to lose cabinet votes for terrible nominees. We are going to lose bills that are offensive and appalling. But while we are losing, something else is going to happen. We are going to keep raising our voices and slowly our representatives are going to start listening to us. We’ve seen it happen. 


It won’t happen because of next week’s call to action. It’ll happen over months, where you keep showing up, regularly. Then, we are going to start winning. It’ll sneak up on us. We won’t understand why we are winning. But it starts with losing in a particular way- where we raise our voices and call it out when we aren’t listened to, where we get close but not quite there.

The first 100 days of a President’s term are the honeymoon period, the moment when he’s most likely to get his agenda enacted. Trump is spending his first 100 days mired in controversy, scandal, and backbiting - and that’s because you haven’t for a moment let anyone in Washington forget just how unpopular he is.

Every time we change the narrative, every time we delay, every time there’s a newspaper story about a member of Congress avoiding his or her constituents, that’s a win. And it matters.

You have already made history. You’ve delayed the confirmation of Trump’s cabinet picks longer than any time in recent history. You stopped the gutting on the congressional ethics office. You’ve made Republicans so nervous about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act that it’s been pushed further and further down the road. You caused an uproar of historic proportions over Trump’s Muslim ban and saved lives and reunited families in the process. You’ve inspired people who have never before taken action to make their voices heard and learn how to do things like check how their members of Congress voted and call them out for it.

We’ll never even know about some of the victories - because those will be the fights that this Administration considered starting and then realized it couldn’t win.

We’re in this together. Every visit. Every call. Every loss. Every win. That’s just what friends do. #StandIndivisible

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Team

I’m a feminist because...

I’m a feminist because everyone should be.

Growing up, my parents would always tell me to be properly dressed around my brothers. Never mind that they were walking around in short boxer briefs, it was me who had to be presentable. I was the girl, after all.

In school, I was always taught that the way I dressed affected a boy’s education. I was taught that the slight peek of my shoulder was enough to get me sent to the head office. It was much too distracting, because after all, a boy’s education had to be more important than a girl’s. At least, that was what they were teaching me.

This is why I’m a feminist.

I’m a feminist because it is 2017, and when I talk about how unfair it is that a professional athlete gets to walk away from the accusation of raping a girl without a single ding to their career, I’m some sort of radical that needs to calm down. Because that poor girl’s life will never be the same, but said athlete’s career is perfectly intact.

I’m a feminist because my aunt says things like, “Oh, those feminists, they just need to shave their armpits and get over it.” Because somehow the grooming of my body hair has everything to do with the rights I’m fighting for.

I’m a feminist because people still think you must have a vagina to be considered a woman.

I’m a feminist because I am 20 years old, and when I tell people I’m not sure I want to have kids, they look at me like I just defied all womankind.

I’m a feminist because when mothers choose to work rather than stay at home with their children, they aren’t doing “enough.”

I’m a feminist because when fathers choose to stay at home with their children rather than work, they somehow aren’t as “manly.”

I’m a feminist because parents still won’t let their sons play with Barbies.

I’m a feminist because young boys are taught that crying is bad. Showing emotion is bad, better to bottle it up and never feel. If you cry, you’re a girl, and no one wants to be a girl.

I’m a feminist because when my family talks about the Women’s March that happened yesterday, they say things like, “What’s protesting going to change?” and “They’re honestly just wasting their time. Nobody’s going to listen to them.” Never mind that the country we are living in found its freedom through protesting—No Taxation Without Representation. But I suppose that’s okay. It was men protesting then.

I’m a feminist because when my aunt saw a picture of a man marching with women yesterday, she snorted and said, “What’s he doing there? Doesn’t he have something better to do?” Her seven year old son was sitting next to her.

I’m a feminist because a highly qualified politician lost the presidential election to a less than mediocre businessman who based his campaign on misogyny, racism, bigotry, and slander. Because this country would rather see an over privileged, racist, homophobic, white man, whose years of experience sums up to zero, in office rather than a woman whose qualifications are more than his will ever be. Because I somehow have to have years of experience before I can even get my first job, but Donald Trump can get sworn into office without a single day of political experience.

I’m a feminist because the President of the United States speaks vilely of women and all minorities, and I’m the terrible one for disliking him.

I’m a feminist because I get made fun of for being a feminist.

I’m a feminist because I want the next generation of girls to live in a better world than mine.

I’m a feminist for these reasons and so many others.

I’m a feminist because everyone should be.

to the people living with their abusers who aren’t able enough to get out, who are so traumatized that they can’t function, i hear you. you’re not worthless, you’re not weak or deserving of punishment. even if you’re an adult. when you’re traumatized and you live with the person (or people) who abuse you, that fear doesn’t always turn to active motivation to escape. sometimes being retraumatized sucks away our ability to function because we’re using all our energy focusing on the immediate threat. why would you have extra room to think about a job or school when you’re in danger? your brain is trying to protect you. please remember that you’re not failing. you’re coping with an overwhelming situation, and sometimes that’s the best you can do.

No lie. I’ve been watching it for 5min straight. It’s been months and i’m still not over it.

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It was lovely having my brother involved because I got to hang out with him in South Africa for a while. When you grow up and you become adults and you start having kids and all that stuff, you don’t get to see as much of each other as you’d like. So it was really cool hanging with him for like three months and getting to see loads of him. (x)

The Actual Signs of Hamilton Characters
  • Elizabeth Schuyler: August 9th, Leo
  • Angelica Schuyler: February 20th, Pisces
  • Peggy Schuyler: September 24th, Libra
  • Aaron Burr: February 6th, Aquarius
  • George Washington: February 22nd, Pisces
  • John Laurens: October 28th, Scorpio
  • Marquis de Lafayette: September 6th, Virgo
  • King George III: June 4th, Gemini
  • Thomas Jefferson: April 13th, Aries
  • James Madison: March 16th, Pisces
  • Theodosia Burr: June 21st, Gemini
  • Phillip Hamilton: January 22nd, Aquarius
  • Alexander Hamilton: January 11th, Capricorn
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1x01 | 1x13

We love to joke, but take a moment to imagine how Percival Graves must have felt when he realized he was losing this fight. When he realized that he couldn’t keep Grindelwald from carrying out his plans. When he knew that him, the Director of Magical Security, the one in charge of protecting this country, was failing in his duty to defeat and capture the dark wizard. Exhausted, bloody, one arm broken, he still drags himself up and continues to fight while Grindelwald mocks him and blocks his spells with increasing laziness. 

Imagine what Graves must have felt there, forced to look up at his enemy from his crumpled position on the floor, forced to watch as the man took his own face. 

A Petty and Salty Party

Context: A somewhat steampunk-y twist on the normal D&D world. Our party got hired by a mysterious archaeologist(Taphir) with an airship to go to some ruins and recovers a set of books that the Evil Government and who knows who else wanted to get their hands on as well. After facing off against and ultimately evading a bronze dragon(something I, as a silver Dragonborn, was highly uncomfortable with), we decided that we didn’t like not being told the whole story. While we continued in his employ, we didn’t make it easy on him…

In the first room of the ruins, we encountered a pair of giant scorpions. We set about fighting them while our archaeologist ignored them and studied some runes on the wall and recorded them with his notebook.

Me, Dragonborn Ranger: Is there enough room for me to sort of orbit around the scorpion and put it right between me and Taphir?

DM: Um… Yeah, ok, I guess so.

Me: Ok, good. I’d like to take a shot at his notebook.

DM, over the party’s laughter: Oh, my god. All right, go for it, but it’s gonna be a small target…

I roll just high enough to clip the binding at the top of the book, causing Taphir to look over at me disparagingly.

Me, in a “totally convincing” apologetic tone: Oh, wow, jeez, I’m sorry, I guess I missed the scorpion, sorry….

DM, laughing: Good god, y'all are petty…

Entire Party: You bet we are!