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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. North Kivu. November 2012. M23 rebels.“We are not a rebellion,” said Benjamin Mbonimpa, an electrical engineer, a bush fighter and now a top rebel administrator. “We are a revolution.”Their aims, he said, were to overthrow the government and set up a more equitable, decentralized political system.

Photograph: Jehad Nga for The New York Times

- SU AMETHYST THEORY: “Deep Cut” Definition - Not a Defect; a Secret Weapon!! -

So when the Crystal Gems are all at the forge, Bismuth calls Amethyst “Deep Cut”. She says “Hey deep cut, what’chu packin’?”

When Amethyst pulls out her whip, Bismuth is genuinely impressed and continues, “Not every Quartz can make a whip like this”

I looked up what a “deep cut” means in gem terminology. 

“When we discuss colored gemstones such as sapphire, ruby and emerald, the main motive of cut is to maximize color to its full potential. In contrast, cutting in diamonds mostly refers to maximizing brilliance.”

Stones that are too deep will look smaller than expected but they will show off more color than they would if they were cut to normal proportions. Deep-cut stones also preserve weight, increasing the cost of the stone without the expected increase in the size of the crown (top portion of the gem).”

Well, we now know why Amethyst is considered a defect by Homeworld, she came out cut too deep, so she looks smaller. But check out what else it says about deep cut gems; their color is more saturated, vibrant, beautiful. I think that’s why her weapon is special.(Or, if the color has nothing to do with it, then a deeper cut would mean her potential is maxed out. Like maxed IVs!) They also ‘preserve weight ’ without having to be physically bigger. That could mean Amethyst has more mass packed in her body than the other gems; she’s smaller because of her gem’s density, which would explain her shapeshifting prowess.

In particular, why Amethyst can shapeshift into someone twice her size like The Purple Puma, or Jasper, without taking damage (when she’s used to the form, comparing Purple Puma vs Jasper, she’s been shown to sustain Puma for much longer without resting). Even then it took a long time before being Jasper started to be hard for her. 

In contrast, remember how tired Steven got, from just stretching his body a few inches??

Her smaller body is ALSO why when she finally accepts herself, it takes her TEN SECONDS to reform after she’s poofed the second time: 

How long did it take Pearl the Perfectionist?

TWO. WEEKS. So in battle, though she still needs some protection, Amethyst’s small size gives her a tremendous advantage; she could potentially save herself from being shattered by reforming almost immediately. No other gem has had that ability so far.

Finally, Amethyst is just deep. She’s a very deep person.

Why else do I think this is relevant? Well… 

“Stones that are too shallow will look big for their weight and appear lighter in color than deeper-cut stones.”


Why does that sound familiar?

Oh. 

Shallow has several meanings here. Her weapon is a helmet. Her battle strategy is to run into her foe. 

That’s a shallow strategy. No one will stay with Jasper because she only thinks of things from her perspective; she lacks insight in other’s emotions. She’s, in a way, shallow. 

Or, an allegory for being born with pure talent vs having to work for everything you have, and how shallow pure talent alone really is. 

In Conclusion

Homeworld has a recourse problem, and Amethyst’s ‘deep cut’ gives her all the abilities of a regular cut Quartz soldier plus more, while taking the same amount of resources to create, and they’d consider her a defect?? Homeworld. You fools. 

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Me: We COULD, but they’re the exactly same color.

Client: I know, it will match perfectly!

An annotated compilation of some of my favorite love songs

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Be My Forever – Christina Perri (feat. Ed Sheeran)

“We’re on top of the world now darling so don’t let go…”

This song is one of my favorites by Christina Perri. It’s fun, quirky, and most importantly it features Ed Sheeran (plus Taylor Swift’s laugh towards the end) It’s the ultimate story about a couple who sees themselves being together forever. My favorite lyric is “You’re my bright blue sky // You’re the sun in my eyes // Oh baby you’re my life // You’re the reason why” because it describes that feeling of true love and how magical it can be.

Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran

This song is basically 8 minutes and 46 seconds of pure magic. When I first came across this song I couldn’t believe such a thing existed. It may not be as uplifting as the previous song, but I feel that its story of hopeful romance is really heartwarming and Ed’s way of turning lyrics into something so powerful really puts me in his position of needing love. It is incredible to see how he can take simple phrases and reword them into something so thrilling. When he says, “paint splattered teardrops on my shirt” instead of simply saying he is crying is just crazy to me. This song is one of my favorites by Ed and it is my go-to song whenever I need to calm down.

Fearless – Taylor Swift

“In this moment now // Capture it, remember it”

Throwing it back to Taylor’s country days, this song is a love story about being fearless and not knowing why. “And I don’t know why, but with you I’d dance. In a storm, in my best dress. Fearless” This song is about when you just can’t help how you feel about someone, and you’re nervous and scared, but also excited. It’s cute and really captures the story of someone who just can’t control how they feel. It’s totally a classic T-Swift love song.

From the Ground Up – Dan + Shay

This song is the definition of true love. It’s the story of Dan and Shay’s grandparents, and how they built their love step by step and grew old together. The song starts with, “Grandma and grandpa painted a picture of sixty-five years // And one little house // More than a memory // More than saying I do // Kiss you goodnight’s and I love you’s.” These few opening lines are so powerful because it shows how much love means to them and how their love is not just “saying I Do” at their wedding, but it’s all of the work and effort they put into it. This song is different from other Dan + Shay songs, because most of their songs are the type I would roll down the windows to in the middle on the night during the Summer, but this song is beautiful and meaningful.

Perfect – One Direction

Okay yes, judge me all you want, but I love this song for multiple reasons. 1) It is totally about Taylor Swift and 2) It is actually a really cute story. It’s basically a song about not being the typical “Mr. Perfect”, but being perfect in his own way. It lists off things that aren’t ideal for a boyfriend. “I might never be your knight in shining armour // I might never be the one you take home to mother // And I might never be the one who brings you flowers.” But then it continues into the reasons why he is perfect for this specific girl. “If you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms // And if you like having secret little rendezvous // If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do //Then baby, I’m perfect // Baby, I’m perfect for you.” It’s funny and cute and really gives the listener a sense of the crazy relationship that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift shared.

How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran

This song literally just came out tonight, and after the first time I heard it I automatically fell in love with it. I love how Ed starts by saying, “You are the one girl, you know that it’s true.” This song is so beautiful and I really love how Ed’s music has evolved into music about pure love, rather than the heartbreak he used to sing about. I love how he says, “Love flows deeper than a river, every moment that I spend with you.” It’s exciting to see his music grow and this song only makes me more excited for his album coming out in March.

All of the songs in this collection share one main similarity in the theme -  Love. They are all different in genre and sound, but they all share the same focus of falling in love, finding a soulmate, or being totally wrong and right for a person at the same time. Each artist brings something different to the theme, but they all leave you with one message – love is inevitable.

The highlights of the latest clip:
  • Isak contacting Sonja after what she said to him because he doesn’t want Even’s parents to worry. That’s so protective!!!
  • Sonja not being the villain after all. She’s sorry for what she said and thinks that it’s good for even to be with isak. Let’s not forget that she’s only 19 and she’s been dumped by her bf. She totally made up for what she did last week and proved to be more mature than we thought
  • Isak squishing his face into Even’s back (what was that omggg 😍)
  • Even showing another aspect of his character. We’ve seen him being seductive, sweet, over the top and now we get to see him defenseless
  • Isak and Even minute by minute game (the softest thing to ever exist)
  • The kisses and the eskimo kisses

If you think you can’t see all of this in 8 minutes, you have never watched Skam

Tonight's Teen Wolf was a nonstop attack on my emotions.

Jeff Davis was clearly out for blood tears this time.

  • Lydia crying as she remembered Stiles’s scent.
  • Mason saying his super power is: he can always find Corey.
  • Theo’s subconscious terrorizing him over his sister.
  • Scott saying he can’t lose Stiles.
  • All the Malia and Peter moments.
  • Lydia's sweet moment with her mom.
  • Hayden saying she believes in Liam.
  • The Sheriff is starting to remember Stiles. 
  • Claudia is just filling the Sheriff’s void.
  • And to top it all off; we’ve now lost Corey too.

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Yuri!!! on Ice episode 3 vs Real Life Top Skaters

So now that we got to see a full program skated by Yuuri and Yurio, let’s look which skaters might have been the muse for them


Let’s start with our dear Katsudon Yuuri


Originally posted by miyakuli

As you might know now, Kenji Miyamoto who is doing all the choreographing of YOI’s skating programs used to choreograph Daisuke Takahashi. Musically and mood wise, Yuuri’s Eros program reminds me of Daisuke’s SP at the 2010 Olympics : 

And have some gifs to witness Daisuke’s charms and sexiness

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The other program I thought while watching Yuuri’s Eros was actually from an american skaters whose name might not be totally unknown of you if you’re from the US : Johnny Weir doing Poker Face

Johnny Weir is a US skater who has been very influencial on other skaters for his free mind and faring programs. He’s still extremely popular and still doing ice shows even though he’s retired now and he also does the commentary on NBC.

Yuzuru Hanyu cites him as his biggest skating model with Evgeni Plushenko

Here you can see him goofing around with said Evgeni Plushenko.

Originally posted by peacocksonice

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And as you can see in the video, his costume ressembles Yuuri’s costume very much. 

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As well as the mood of the program x)

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Johnny has always loved defying gender stereotyping and was famously known for wearing a crown flower on the Kiss and Cry at the Vancouver Olympics, which sparked quite few homophobic comments from a lot of people.


Also, he would have really wanted to be a pair skater but on a lady’s place.

Originally posted by peacocksonice

EDIT

A very nice anon brought the exhibition program “Primavera Porteña” by Daisuke Takahashi to my attention as a potential inspiration for the Eros program. And after watching it I agree with them !

We can admire the sexy see through costume as well as Daisuke unending charm and wonderful footwork.

i feel like

There are few words that can adequately articulate the overwhelming dismay we already feel when faced with the reality that our country voted a con man to be president. A con man that we had blatant evidence of him being a:

- Racist

- Liar

- Tax Evader

- Sexual violator

- Rapist

As a nation we are coming together and are forced to deal with the disheartening reality that our country is so broken that such a man can be elected president. And on top of such an already dark reality, we now need to process each new measure, action and law that goes through at the hands of this administration geared towards further disenfranchising the marginalized.

I’m glad it’s Friday because I’m going to be fresh out of fucks for a few days/weeks while I swallow all of this

brother- toll/gets a lot of sleep/more energy/less creative/disgusting lil shi-

me-smoll/gets 3-4 hours of sleep/where in the world is my energy/HELLO CREATIVITY MY BEST FRIEND/ is also a disgusting lil shi-