we have received orders not to move

Don’t even try to tell me that racism isn’t prominent in the gay community. This is only a small part of it, but the fact that the most hated queens ever from the show are people of color tells you enough. Black queens get trashed and hated and get death threats sent to them far more than white queens despite not doing anything bad at all. I’ve said it before that nothing a queen does on the show, literally NOTHING, warrants you the right to send hate or death threats to them personally cuz that’s just disgusting, no matter the race of the queens, but theres a stroooong racial bias in this fandom and that you can not deny. Tyra,PhiPhi,Roxxxy,CoCo,Trinity K Bonet,Kennedy,Jasmine all received some of the most grossest comments and bullying online. White queens got hate too, sure, but people were much quicker and far more eager to hate on queens of color. Even the fact that pre-season for  s9, the queens who received the most negative comments were Jaymes and Nina, despite having white queens who expressed racist behavior in the past in the same cast, lets you know about that. You’re allowed to like who you like and dislike who you dislike obviously that goes without saying, but we all must first recognize the internalized racism and admit the white privilege in order to move forward and make changes. With that said, if you have opinions on queens that are negative please write them in your own personal accounts, don’t tag queens on your hate, I’m sure they’ve all been through enough in their lives, they don’t need the extra negativity. 

Insecurities - Part Two

Pairing: Dylan x Reader

Author: @ninja-stiles

Words: 1928

Author’s Note: So, some people wanted a part two to this and if you know me, I’m a sucker for happy endings. Thank you to the lovely @celestial-writing for proofreading and giving me feedback, love youuuu. Enjoy babes! Also, requests are open!


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Opposite Direction [Part Two]// Teen Wolf and Riverdale

Summary: Escaping a program similar to the Black Widow program you begin a new life in a town where you’re aware isn’t exactly normal. Working in the Beacon Hills Sheriff’s Department places you in the eyes of Stiles but when Black Widow finds you with Captain America will you return the favour to her?

Characters: Reader x Stiles Stilinski , Sheriff Noah Stilinski (mentioned) , Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Archie Andrews, Ms. Grundy (mentioned), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Cheryl Blossom.

Words: 2897

Disclaimer: I do not own Teen Wolf or Marvel. Nor do I own Riverdale when it does appear. This means I do not own the characters from these shows/movies either.

Warnings: Swearing, injury, past mention of Archie and Grundy.

Requested: @fandomnationwhore

Author: Caitsy

A/N: This is probably going to be only a 5 part series at the most. Also I have no data so I can’t upload unless I’m at work.

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Originally posted by riverdaleselite

You blankly stared at the two Avengers standing in front of you while trying to keep their identity’s hidden from the people in the building. You weren’t sure how to react when you finally managed to swallow of the bite of your lunch and taking a long drink of water. It wasn’t every day that you managed to be tracked down by people you had fought.

“Um…why?”


“I’m sure you’ve been watching the news?”

“You mean how you get into hiding after the whole Sokovia thing?” You questioned raising one eyebrow at the two of them, “Because that was a real shitty thing huh?”

“I’m aware.” Steve sighed raising his eyes to meet yours again.

“So why is Black Widow with you? Aren’t you on separate sides of the law?”

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The Sims 4: New Game Patch (May 25th, 2017)

Update: 05/25/2017 – PC Version 1.30.103.1010 / Mac Version 1.30.103.1210

Hello Simmers,

Welcome to the base game release for Parenthood! Which is all about those quiet family moments. Taking time to enjoy when things settle down. When all becomes quiet, and you can just take it all in, reflecting upon life…

..er, wait sorry. That’s like 20-30 years after parenthood begins (results may vary).

I meant to say, this is a hectic time. A time of crazy, noise filled chaos, where the concept of quiet exists for only 3 hours between 2 and 5 am. And where tension is worn like a badge of honor! So wear yours with pride, and let’s start with just a little bit of what’s new in this release…

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Right in Front of Your Eyes - Intro

Originally posted by flyngdream


Pairing: Peter Parker x Reader
Warnings: Angst, Fluff, all the feelings
Summary: After your parents were murdered mysteriously, you move in with your godfather Tony Stark, along the way your normal life will be turned upside down, due to a Mr Parker and being hit by a bus. It will all make sense eventually.
A/N: Basically, you are Jessica Drew but with your name and a slight twist. BTW you’re British, you’re welcome 😉
Word Count: 700+

I guess you could say having your parents murdered changes your life for the worse, they would be right, however when you barely knew your parents due to their busy lives, the only change you may receive is the fact that you must move to America, land of the free, in order to live with your godfather whom, you’ve never met. I guess that’s hard too. But falling in love with your best friend who’s in a relationship? That just sucks. Let’s just start from the beginning yeah? Sounds like a plan.

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Love Runs Out

Could you write something where reader and dick were dating and kept it a secret so when he became a titan he cheated w/ kori because no one knew and she finds out and decides she’s had enough of the vigilante life and becomes a villain. He returns as NW and finds out so he tries to talk to her but she tells him to fuck off if he’s not going to fight her because that’s the only way she’d be around him and he ends up telling her he hates her which pushes her over the edge and she dies? Make me 😭

Warnings: Angst?, suicide.  Please don’t read this if you’re not comfortable

@bon-travail98

It was no surprise you and Dick had gotten together.  You had known him since Young Justice team; the vigilante life being no stranger to you both.  Because of Batman and safety issues, you agreed to keeping the relationship a secret.

After the whole incident with Roy being the traitor, Dick decided to leave the team and join the titans.  You had met them before and you had no problem.  Some of them were even your friends.   And that left you behind.  It didn’t specifically end the relationship, but it didn’t keep it going either.  Him going to join the titans had left you alone.  No one ever told you love felt like loneliness. 

Within weeks news had come to you that Dick was seeing Kori.  You felt bad for Kori, you really did.  No one knew about you and Dick’s relationship, so it wasn’t like Kori would know not to get involved with him.  He knew.  Dick knew that you were dating, and that left him with no excuse.  You spent weeks trying to fix your relationship, and little did you know that he turned to someone else to find something.  All you felt was grief and anger.

And that had been the thing that would push you over.  If Dick hadn’t been able to stay a good person then why should you?  You had never shared all the values of a vigilante, and now you had more reason to quit that life.  And become someone new.  

It was months before you saw Dick again.  By then your ties to him and the team were cut.  They knew what you began, and that you had changed your name.  Dick couldn’t help but feel responsible for what happened to you.

You had received orders from your boss to stop the Titans.  You got to the rooftops, and were met with Nightwing standing with his back towards you.  His back had then turned, and he was facing you.  In those moments, Dick stood completely still; leaving you to wonder what his next move was going to be.  “Are you going to just stand there or are we actually going to fight,” you called out.

 Silence.

“You don’t have to do this Y/N.  Come back and join us,” he said, pleading.  Instead of answering, you lunged at him; attacking him.  He ducked away from your attack.  You continued your attacks, each one vicious and brutal; all while never faltering a step.  But he just continued to move away from your hits.  Almost as if he knew your moves before you did.  You yelled, “If you’re not going to do anything then go Nightwing.  Don’t waste my time.”  Before you could hit again, he pushed you against the wall.  He looked you in the face and said “I don’t know why you’re doing this, but please just come back.”  You pushed against him and laughed, ““Come back?  How can I come back when the only time I’ll be with you is when we’re fighting?  Don’t you get it, I’m doing this because of you, Dick.  You did this.”  

He stepped back, shock all over his face.  Taking advantage of this, you raced towards him and tackled him towards the ground.  You leaned in towards his face and looked at him with cold eyes.  “This is all because of you.  Let it sink in that you ruined a life instead of saving one.”  You got up off of him and made your way towards the door.  

“I hate you.”  Those words made you stop in your tracks.  They weren’t said loudly; but it was enough for you to hear. Tears had come to your eyes; but you wiped them away before he could see.  But they kept coming back, faster and faster. “I thought you cheating on me was the worst you could d-”  you choked back a sob before continuing.  “I guess I was wrong.”


Days after you found yourself on the edge of a roof.  You had one goal and one goal only.  The man you once loved had finally driven you to the end.  He didn’t know that.  It wasn’t his intention, but it happened.  He still cared.  And that was why he showed up that night.  You sat at the edge of the building, ignoring his presence.  “What’re you doing here, Dick?”  He didn’t hesitate to question “I could ask you the same thing.”

He stepped forward but you stopped him.  “Don’t,” you said, “Just don’t come closer.”  You turned your face to look at him.  The look on your face had made his blood run cold.  Your face was contorted in grief, and tears came from you (now red) eyes.  At that moment he realized that he was talking to Y/N Y/L/N and not your villain persona.  “Y/N, get away from the ledge.  Just come back,” he said, begging.  Your grip on the edge tightened, your knuckles turning white.  You had scoffed, “I’m done Dick.  No more.”  You turned your head to the front and stared at the sky.  You said your final words, “I love you, Dick Grayson.”  Letting go, you felt your body drift off the building and plummet down it’s sides.  The last thing your heard was his screams of agony.  And then darkness.

Them :  Bellamy is going to end up with Raven or Echo. He can’t stay single for 6 years. That’s impossible.

An intellectual : Bellamy doesn’t have to be with someone. Four of them are his closest friends, he’s not gonna hook-up with them. They could have had problems the moment they step foot on the Ark. They could have met others in space. They could have decided to use cryo in order to survive the obvious lack of ressources. Living 6 years with the same 7 people is a very long time  and they could have ended up hating each other. Maybe some of them didn’t survive. Maybe Bellamy is too focused on being a leader and being haunted by the image of Clarke that he doesn’t even think about being with someone else. Maybe he does know Clarke is alive cause he’s been receiving her radio calls without having the ressources to answer. It might come as a surprise to you but while he decided to live to honor Clarke, he might not want to move on. Or MAYBE just MAYBE, we could trust @the100writers, @aaronginsburg and the rest of them to be creative and original, instead of this old and obvious cliché of putting Bellamy with another woman just like they did with the previous time jump.

Episode 11

the difference between Joan and Vera: with a needle to Vera’s neck, Joan wouldn’t move an inch. Even when Joan has just destroyed her life, Vera goes in against orders and saves her life. 

We’re going to be hearing the same quips to Vera that Will received “you should have let her burn”, but this parallel shows how Vera is truly unlike Joan. 

anonymous asked:

Have you seen the article about the former Quinnipiac whcky coach? It's awful that even when reported, nothing happened until another team and parents saw what was happening.

I didn’t actually hear anything about this and I looked it up…yikes. All of it is so awful. 

I found an article about it. Here are some of the most notable parts, although I’d recommend reading all of it. Warning for abuse, both verbal and physical. 

Former Clarkson players accuse ex-Quinnipiac coach Rick Seeley of abuse

“There was times where he would take a helmet and throw it in the locker room, punch the chalkboard, slam the door screaming in your face,” Courtney Bills said.

“I remember one time, I lifted my leg when a slap shot was coming at me,” she said. “And I got to the bench and he grabbed me by the jersey…and said ‘If you do that one more time, I’m going to f—ing cut your legs off.’”

Jillian Nolan-Staley, then known as Jillian Nolan, said Seeley would skate the players until they “puked” before or after games.

Nolan-Staley said many brought their concerns to their assistants, but little came from it.

David Bills was made aware of the alleged incidents by his daughter midway through the 2003-2004 season. In 2005, he penned a seven-page letter to another parent with a daughter on the team. The letter contains handwritten accusations from a year and a half prior of verbal, physical and mental abuse gathered after speaking with “at least” eight Clarkson players, including his daughter, Nolan-Staley and O’Hara. He said he took the notes directly to President Anthony G. Collins and other administrators.

The notes also detail the mental abuse Seeley allegedly inflicted on the players. One mentions they were afraid he would hit them, while another claims she was afraid to fall asleep without another girl on the team physically in bed with her so she could close her eyes. Another said Seeley made her want to “drink to forget” all the bad times.

They also say Seeley informed his players not to tell their parents what went on in the locker room, because he said it was none of their business. The women who spoke up were then isolated from the rest of the team.“It was definitely swept under the rug and not really dealt with,” she said. “We were definitely made examples of after that, because he knew we had come forward about him to the school, so he was not happy.”

After some time had passed, David contacted Clarkson administration in February of 2004 once more to find out what sort of discipline had been taken on Seeley. He received a letter from Collins two weeks later, confirming the university would review the situation. He noted “appropriate actions” had been taken, and wished to move forward from the incident. Collins also promised to notify David of the outcome of the review.

Eleven years later, David said neither Collins nor the university have contacted him. David said he had heard Seeley was ordered to anger management, which gave him temporary peace of mind, though said little changed with the coach’s demeanor during the remainder of his daughter’s tenure at the school.

Courtney believes it was fear of consequences that prevented many of the former players from speaking up at the time. “When we tried to do something about it, everyone was so scared. When you’re just 18, 19 years old, you just shut your mouth,” she said.

So basically nothing was done. At all, both at Quinnipiac and Clarkson. Keep in mind these are people who are as young as 18/19. I’m beyond words right now.

Single father AU

Okay, I’m writing this in a rush so here, quickly, enjoy before my motivation is gone.

-Atsushi was adopted by Odasaku from the orphanage first and all was well and looking good for the kid, but after a year or so Oda and the kids died in a car crash, Atsushi being the only survivor. Dazai adopts him afterward, not because of goodness, but because he is a mess and wants something to remember Odasaku. (How the hell did he do that? Who the hell allows a sucide maniac in charge of children?! Well let’s say that poor Ango owns somebody a favor and Dazai is really good with bureaucracy.

-Doesn’t matter he ends up falling in love with the kid anyway.

-”Do you have your keys?” ”Yes” “Do you have your phone?” “Yes” “And your charger?” “Checked”  “Handkerchief?” “In my pocket” “Do you remember whose number you have to call in case of an emergency? “The Tanizaki's” “Okay, you have everything, have fun drinking tonight Dazai-san!” I know, the tittle say single parent, but Atsushi is the only responsible person in this fic.

-So one day Dazai goes drinking with Kunikida and Ranpo to a new bar and surprise, surprise! Who is the barista?! No other than Dazai’s ex-boyfriend, Nakahara Chuuya who is really not happy to see him again. Back then, were they were dating, their relationship was far from healthy. They were pretty dysfunctional, Dazai was manipulative, a bastard and really a psychological mess in general, so of course it ended up screwing Chuuya’s and left him pretty badly even after they broke up.

-After he found Odasaku, Dazai is trying to be a genuine good guy, even though he is like a little lost kid now that he is gone.

-Atsushi is Dazai’s moral compass and they are actually pretty close. They have a weird understanding. Dazai talks with Atsuhi honestly and like he would to an adult and Atsushi answers with that kind of wisdom only children have, in fact he is the one that encourages Dazai to try make amends with Chuuya. “I don’t know Atsushi-kun, I hurt him pretty badly long ago” But you are different now aren’t you? Maybe you could start by saying sorry first?”

-And by saying sorry Dazai understood pestering Chuuya and elaborating absurd amounts of plans and tricks to casually bump into him in the most unexpected places. Poor Chuuya just wants to be left alone, but he is weak and ends up tolerating Dazai for some reason.

-After a few dates(?) at least if you consider suddenly appearing at Chuuya’s bar every night with a basket of food and candles a date, Chuuya finds himself at Dazai’s apartment. It ends up with them making out on the sofa to calm that sexual tension that is always present between them. Meanwhile Atsushi is at the Tanizaki’s apartment which is right at the end of the corridor, doing his homework but he forgot something back at home, so he goes back to retrieve it only to find his foster father on top of a redhead kissing like mad. After a very embarrassing situation Chuuya is just “What the fuck!? You didn’t told me you had a son!” and Atsushi just goes back to the Tanizaki’s place and blurts “Dazai-san was right, my new mom is pretty”

-A yes, both Junichiro and Naomi usually babysit Atsushi because Dazai is really busy with his job at Fukuzawa’s company, but one day he has to go on a business trip and the Tanizakis are out on vacation so who do we call? Why, Chuuya of course! “Pleaaase Chuuya, I don’t’ have anymore options!” “I’m not gonna babysit your fucking brat Dazai!” “I’ll pay you 500 bucks for two days” “When and were?”

-So yes, Chuuya agreed to babysit little Atsushi thinking he would hate every single moment of it, because he is really not fond of children at all. Turns out Atsushi is an absolute sunshine that can take care of himself pretty well. He cooks dinner for both of them, he bathes all by himself , goes to sleep when told and always says “please” and “thank you”. When Dazai comes back two days later at night, he finds Chuuya holding an sleepy Atsushi in his arms and says “He wanted to wait for you. You are aware you don’t deserve this, do you?” “Believe me, I know”. From that day on, Chuuya takes the offer to babysit Atsushi every time Dazai asks him. He takes him to the park, he buys him ice cream and wow does Atsushi loves Chuuya-nii.

-Eventually shit always hit the fan and problems happen. As we said before Dazai is trying to be better but he is still an emotional mess. Atsushi had to foil numerous suicide attempts by himself, not something too extreme but that is not a healthy environment for a kid. Still what hurts Atsushi the most is some of the cruel comments Dazai says directed to both of them like “You just love me because it’s convenient”. They spent some days without talking with each other and of course Dazai  tries to drown his sorrows in booze and what better way than do it with your favorite barista that listens how you are hurting your son and yourself because of your inability to put your shit together. If you expect Chuuya to comfort Dazai with sweet words you are very wrong. He throws a drink on him and smashes Dazai’s face into the bar violently “listen to me and listen well you bitch, don’t you dare do the same shit you did to me, don’t auto-sabotage what you have now or I swear to god I’m going to take that child away from you!” After a long and heated discussion of feelings and honest words with Chuuya Dazai just apologizes to Atsushi and things get better from now on.

-After that incident, Chuuya understand Dazai a little more and why certain things happened between them. It doesn’t mean he completely forgives him, but things just gets better from then on. He spends more time with Dazai and Atsushi until the neighbors wonder why he doens’t just move in with them already.

-Oh yes and were is Akutagawa you think? Well, he is in the middle school next to Atsushi and is being nothing but an ass to the poor kid. Atsushi just doesn’t understand why this older boy is so obsessed in harassing him and hates him so much.

-Turns out Akutagawa is a distant relative of Dazai. When his mother died, Dazai refused who was the closest relative at the moment, refused to adopt him and his sister, sending them to their aunt, a control freak who made Akutagawa’s life difficult. He doesn’t understand why Dazai adopted a total stranger so willingly when he practically abandoned him and his sister with the excuse that he wasn’t prepared to take care of a children.

-After months of bullying Akutagwa’s frustration with Atsushi just reaches it’s maximum point and the finally shouts at him all his frustrations and a long chains of “Why you?! Why not me!?”. Atsushi being the cinnamon roll he is, wants to help him and tells him “I don’t know, why don’t we ask him togetether?” And so they do, Atsushi brings Akutagawa home to confront Dazai and said man accepts it because this is something he has to deal in order to move forward.After that I settled somehow. Akuatagwa also becomes part of their life even if they don’t live together.

-But like we said Akuatagawa holds grudges like a pro and he doesn’t completely forgive him. So as revenge he starts to monopolize Atsushi all the time to make Dazai jealous and boy does it works. Atsushi is simply oblivious to everything and is just happy to receive so many attention.

And that’s it anon, I can’t write more because then I’ll just have to write the whole thing and god knows I can’t !

How can we protect ourselves from unaspiring people that we're constantly thrown in contact with and make them feel our aspiration, even though they may be almost hostile in their attitude?

When we are truly sincere we come to realise at one point that we have an inner urge to help people, or to let others see that we have discovered something divine. First we want to show the world that we have aspiration, tremendous aspiration. Then we feel that they should have it too. We have changed our lives. They should also change their lives. It is for their good that we are mixing with them.

If we sincerely do not want to be affected by our unaspiring neighbours, then our own aspiration will protect us. But we have to have a constant and humble desire to inspire them or to influence them divinely. We must not feel that we are so divine because we are praying and meditating and they are undivine because they are still sleeping. If we feel that others are full of undivine forces, evil forces, what is the next step? We will begin to show off. We will try to make them notice that we are doing something magnificent, something superior.

We have to live with ordinary people as well as with those who are aspiring. The world is very vast. We have to move around: we have to mix with others. We should mix with the spiritual world as much as possible in order to gain inner strength and to share our inspiration and at the same time to be inspired. But when we mix with the ordinary world we must also be ready not only to offer but also to receive inspiration.

You may ask how we can be inspired by someone who is inferior to us in the field of spirituality. We can. When I was a runner, I happened to be the best runner in the community where I lived. But I used to get inspiration during the time of practice from runners who were far inferior to me. Just because they were running with me, I used to get inspiration. They were also, according to their standard, trying their best to improve their capacity. In the spiritual life also, we are running toward our goal and those who are behind us are running toward their goal. The goal is the same. The very fact that they are running can inspire us to some extent. In the spiritual life, you should mix with sincere people. If they don’t become disciples of your Master, you are still bound to get inspiration and aspiration from their own effort to reach the goal in their own way. But if someone is really undivine, even hostile, then we should not try to mix with him or influence him. His undivine forces will try to devour our divine forces. When we are forced to mix with people like this, in rare cases when there is some real necessity for it, then we should just bring our own inner purity and divinity to the fore as much as possible. Our own divine consciousness will be our best protection at that time.

- Sri Chinmoy, The hunger of darkness and the feast of light, part 2

anonymous asked:

What do you think about Classic Sonic's recent exposure? Do you think he's overexposed?

On one hand, I can agree that Classic Sonic probably should have been left out of Forces and stayed with Mania, and I can understand the concerns about how it may seem that SEGA doesn’t think Modern Sonic can support himself anymore.

On the other hand, I question the notion of Classic Sonic (or more accurately, the Classic world in general) being overexposed.

Because by that logic, Modern Sonic has been overexposed for nearly two decades.

Let’s face the facts. The Classic Era is hands down the most well received time in Sonic’s lifespan from an overall standpoint. We may want SEGA to move on, go forward, and stop living in the past so much, but when your future endeavors involve such major risks that could (and have) alienate a lot of people and fans, you can’t really blame them for looking into the past in order to create a brighter future. After all, that’s practically the tagline and motif with Mania. Some of us may grumble about the constant going-back-to-the-roots schtick and how they’ve been struggling with that, but it really is an important thing to master and overcome for a franchise that has had a fair amount of trouble since then. It needs to understand the past - PROPERLY understand it, not half-assing it like with Sonic 4 - in order to actually move on and develop in a natural manner.

That’s why it annoys me when people assume all fans who prefer Classic want no story, Sonic only, Final Green Hill Destination. Yeah, some people probably do want that, but most of them simply want a legitimate progression with that universe and gameplay, a progression that doesn’t rely on random gimmicks that have arguably little place in a Sonic game. At the end of the day, they just want the best for the series like any other fan, extremists aside.

So the complaints about Classic Sonic’s presence in Forces are fair enough, but I think the people who want the Classic universe to vanish off the face of the earth so that Modern can remain the “only” Sonic again for another two decades or so… aren’t really thinking that smart from a long-term standpoint. Hard as it may be to admit, sometimes what you personally want for the series and what is best for the series and it’s quality don’t always meet eye-to-eye.

#ThrowbackThursday: 14 September 2001

HERMIONE GRANGER: ALL IN A NAME?

Not a fortnight ago, the wizarding community awoke to the news that Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, friends and accomplices of Harry Potter in the defeat of Voldemort, had exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony celebrated a week earlier than it had leaked. The ingenious move was nothing short of what you would expect from high-achiever Granger and Weasley, who previous to leaving the Ministry last year had a successful spell as a Strategist Auror, and so this momentous event went unnoticed by the press.

The couple kept a low-key profile after returning from their honeymoon—until yesterday, when Granger sparked controversy once again. The 21-year-old, member of the Dept. for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, was attending the passing of her contentious bill renaming and repurposing the “Office for the Relocation of House Elves” to the “Office for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare”, when she told the Minister’s Junior Assistant that she still went by Granger, not Weasley, if he could kindly correct it on the records. Many of the people present at the time stared at her in frank disbelief. Has Granger and Weasley’s marriage gone to the dogs already? Why does she not want to be associated with that name?

The pair, notorious for avoiding the press as much as their associates, Potter and Ginevra Weasley, was approached during a romantic stroll through Hogsmeade that same evening, surely celebrating Granger’s triumph. When asked about the curious decision and whether it meant his wife was not as committed as he was to their recent union, Weasley said, ‘She kept her name because she did, grow the b*** f*** up.’ He then apologised to his wife as they continued walking, but reporters were still presented with a rude hand gesture behind Granger’s back.

Upon closing this number, we received a statement issued by Granger herself to clear up any misunderstandings. The unadulterated letter is disclosed to our readers, with Granger’s permission, below:

‘After much consideration as to why I should explain something that pertains to my private life, I have decided to do so nonetheless in the hope that it would prevent certain individuals from accosting myself and my husband as we move about our daily life.

I am aware that the wizarding community is one with long-withstanding traditions. Some of them are, in my opinion, harmful traditions that we should aim to change in order to build a more equal society for all magical beings. Other customs pose less relevance, and it should make no difference whether we follow them or not—however, difference they make, for when you decide not to adopt them, you find yourself and your loved ones subject of slandering.

My decision not to change my last name to that of my husband’s has nothing to do with any of the reasons assigned to it. I feel nothing but love, respect, and gratitude towards the family who has always welcomed me into their house and that I am now an official member of. My feelings towards my husband are for him alone to know, although I believe having chosen him to bond my life with should speak volumes about their nature.

I have kept the name “Granger” because that has always been my name, and I am mine before anyone else’s. I have kept the name “Granger” because it is part of my identity, and I do not believe giving up part of one’s self is a requisite for getting married. I have kept the name “Granger” because I can be Hermione Weasley… while still being Hermione Granger.

That said, I have no qualms about being referred to as “Hermione Weasley” in other circles of my life, and this bears no negative judgement on my part towards women who choose to take their partner’s name.

The people who know me and, most importantly, my husband—the only person besides myself whose opinion on the matter counts—understand this decision. I honestly do not care much for the sentiments of the rest of the wizarding community on my life choices and believe they ought to preoccupy themselves with things of actual relevance.

Best regards,
Hermione Granger Weasley’

We can conclude from this that Granger and Weasley’s relationship is stronger than ever, and here at the Daily Prophet, we once again wish them happiness in this new stage of their lives.

[Pictured above: A leaked picture of the couple at their wedding.]

Daddy’s Girl

It had started when you had told him you were expecting. You’d thought he would act in a similar way to the expectant dads on YouTube pregnancy announcements and ‘telling the father’ videos you’d been watching in preparation - awkwardly happy and comforting. But nothing could have prepared you for him dropping to his knees and crying loudly, blubbering asking you ’are you sure? Do you promise me?' 

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SU Theory: What The Diamonds Do and Why/How Rose Shattered Pink Diamond

Summary: Pink Diamond planned to shatter the other 3 Diamonds but a conflict with Rose Quartz got PD shattered, instead.  For details, read the whole thing.


OK, we’re in that strange place with the Diamonds, where we on the one hand have only seen them in very limited action, and there’s not much hard data for them … but we also have enough information we just might be able to make some informed guesses.  So I am going to look at the murals to note differences between the different diamonds and see what that might mean, and I’m going to compare the mural pic to the actual diamond appearance we have seen for Blue and Yellow Diamond, to help us see how much the real diamond takes after her mythic pose.

So to start, Blue Diamond (Our Lady of Snowcones).     I notice that the mural shows a tall slender figure, apparently shining radiantly from her head, with her left hand holding one of her planets as she gazes at it, while the right hand holds her diaphanous skirt to show off its elegance.  Her gem shines from her chest as she faces right standing still.  Her face is not clear, but she has a halo-like aura around her head.

The scene in “The Answer” where Garnet [ as Sapphire ] recalled visiting Blue Diamond shows us a hooded figure cloaked and still, facing forward, her gem on her chest but dark, and her right hand on her lap and her left hand held close to her waist. Her face is covered and she is sitting, projecting both calm authority and mystery.

 

For Yellow Diamond (The Pez Empress), the mural again shows a tall slender figure, holding stars in each of her hands (the only diamond to have stars in her possession) with an array of planets and moons floating above her head.  Her gem shines from her chest as she looks to her left, standing still. Her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head.  Yellow Diamond also has something firm and authoritative in the area of her shoulders, whether a cloak or robe is not apparent at that time.

 

When we see Yellow Diamond in action in “Message Received”, we see a different type of figure from Blue Diamond.  Where Blue Diamond was generally still and liked to project an air of mystery, Yellow Diamond does not hide her face and is quite active.  In the few moments we saw her interact with Peridot, Yellow Diamond was working at a keyboard of some sort, issuing written commands to Yellow Pearl, sitting, standing, and generally in motion all the time.  From a fashion sense, we see that Yellow Diamond is devoted to the Ridiculously Big Shoulder look (which explains the decoration around the shoulders in the mural), and where Blue Diamond simply puts a linen over her face and hair, Yellow Diamond is wearing a helmet.  The combination of the helmet, heavy coat, gauntlets and boots with massive shoulder guards all combine to tell us Yellow Diamond is in full-on military mode.    

The last two diamonds have only mural images for us to consider, but we know that there is at least a basic sense of what’s going on.  Note first that both White and Pink Diamond are depicted in their murals with helmets very similar to that worn by Yellow Diamond.  Only Blue Diamond forgoes the helmet.

For White Diamond (White Bread Rules), the mural once again shows a tall slender figure (again with the big shoulder pads!), holding something round and glowing with both hands, with a large array of planets and moons floating above her head.  Her gem shines from her head as she looks forward, standing still.  Her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head and body, unless that represents something like a cloak.      

For Pink Diamond (Pinky), the mural once again shows again a slender figure, holding a dark planet with a single moon above her head, while her left hand is empty and open below her waist.   Her gem appears at her belly as she seems to be leaping up and to the right.  As with the other diamonds, her face is not clear, but she also has a halo-like aura around her head and upper body.  There is also what something like a gem structure at her feet, almost like a pedestal from which she leaps.      

 

OK, so on to the guesswork.   I noted that Blue Diamond has a simple head cover while the other three have stylized heads, and since we have seen Yellow Diamond we see that her helmet is very much like the mural representation of her head, leading me to believe that the diamonds all wear helmets, apparently for function since Blue Diamond does not seem to be low in rank but doesn’t use the helmet.  We also see that three of the diamonds seem to be standing or floating in place, while Pink Diamond is leaping.   Note that Pink Diamond only has one planet in her mural depiction, and in the classic logo used for the Diamond Authority, her color is on the bottom of the logo, suggesting Pink Diamond has lower rank or status than her sister diamonds.  

 

Looking again at the murals, I noted that Pink Diamond seems to be just a little smaller than her sister diamonds, and her mural is definitely less elaborate and elegant than the others.  For whatever reason, the planet she holds (seems to be Earth and its moon) is dark, where the other planets belonging to the other diamonds seem lighter.   We can also begin to guess at the division of duties between the diamonds, by considering what we already know about Blue and Yellow Diamonds.

In “The Answer”, we could see that Sapphire served Blue Diamond, and her job was to see into the future.  Blue Diamond was herself an avatar of mystery and secret knowledge, yet I find it interesting that Blue Diamond had to ask Sapphire what would happen.  That is, Blue Diamond seemed to foresee an attack by the rebels but lacked details, especially about the outcome.  She was relieved to hear Sapphire predict the rebellion would end that day.  What does Blue Diamond use with her occult powers, if she can’t see the future as well as her servants, much less foresee the true future Sapphire would miss? Hmm.  

 If you look closely at the background audience in Blue Diamond’s court, by the way, it appears that Lapis Lazuli was there, which is never specifically stated but sure looks to be the case, and given the diamonds’ habit of color assignment makes sense, especially considering the non-obvious power that Lapis possesses.  So I’d suggest that Blue Diamond is the diamond of secrets and mysteries, and hidden things.  

On to Yellow Diamond.  The obvious source for YD is “Message Received”, which is chock full of information about Yellow Diamond’s organization.  Let’s start with the fact that Peridot and Jasper were both sent to Earth by Yellow Diamond, but in Peridot’s case not directly by her (remember when Peridot reported in, YD asked “which peridot”?).  In that same conversation, Yellow Diamond asks Peridot “where is the Jasper I assigned you?”, which both shows that Jasper was important enough to be directly assigned by Banana Diamond, and also that there are multiple Jaspers.   Peridot is a technician and an academic (don’t forget Amethyst called Peridot a ‘nerd’ in “Log Date 7 15 2”), while Jasper (at least ever since we have seen her - maybe Jasper was nice when she worked for Pink Diamond) is an aggressive bully – we see both attributes in Yellow Diamond.  We also know that Yellow Diamond can dispatch space ships, and handles interstellar communication; don’t forget that when Peridot calls in in “Message Received”, the pearl who answers asks why she is using the ‘direct diamond’ line … which is controlled by Yellow Diamond.  Taken in toto, I think the two stars in Yellow Diamond’s hands in her mural symbolize Yellow Diamond’s control of technology and communication.  Yellow Diamond is the diamond of communication and transport.  


I note as well, that in the episodes “The Answer” and “Message Received”, we see that each diamond has a pearl in attendance, in color matching the diamond they serve.  We also know from “The Answer” and “Hit The Diamond”, 

that rubies serve all of the diamonds as ordered, sort of a general pool of ordinary-class soldiers.  

OK, moving on now to squishy ground.  We have White Diamond clutching a glowing globe of some kind, and a buttload of colonies floating above her head, and we have Pink Diamond, with gems at her feet but only one dark planet above her leaping hand.   Looking at a nominal military structure, Blue Diamond is the planner and keeper of secrets and Yellow Diamond handles logistics, meaning you need an overall commander in chief and you need someone to produce the troops.  That is where White and Pink Diamond come into play.  First off, going back to the Chiclet Authority logo we have seen so many times, White is on top.  

 

That, combined with all those planets floating above White Diamond like trophies, tells me White Diamond is the Top Rock of the Fearsome Foursome.  And from that, I suspect that glowing orb White Diamond is clutching in her hands like a 3D version of Gollum’s “precious”, is a gem version of a planet killer.  Going back to the episode “Message Received”, Peridot is impressed with the power of the Cluster, especially if you happen to be stuck on the planet being destroyed, but she doesn’t seem to regard it as the ultimate in power – when telling Yellow Diamond not to proceed with The Cluster in “Message Received”, Peridot calls it “just one geo-weapon”, meaning Peridot is aware of something a lot bigger and nastier.  And I think whatever the Witch of White Bread is clutching in her claws, is exactly that.

But what about Pink Diamond?  I’m still a bit disappointed to hear that Rose Quartz shattered PD, not least because that has to mean that Pinky was no better than her diamond siblings. Actually, maybe a lot worse.   But not to get ahead of myself.   I’ve said that we need someone in charge and that’s White Diamond, which leaves Pink Diamond to make troops.  We already know that the reason for the Rebellion by Rose was because she loved the Earth and its organic life, and she decided, as she told Pearl in “Rose’s Scabbard”, that she would “stay and fight” for the Earth.   We know that all the Crystal Gems regard kindergartens as atrocities, which kill off planets and their organic life in the making of new gems.  What else is interesting, is that we find out in “Beta” from Peridot that a second kindergarten was launched on Earth as the rebellion gained strength, because Homeworld desperately needed to make new gem soldiers.  We also know from Peridot and the scene of the second Kindergarten, that the beta facility was a much lower quality than the first one.  

 

Why is this important?  Because the Prime kindergarten was created and run by Pink Diamond, but Pink Diamond was not around when the Beta kindergarten was created.  This means that Pink Diamond was in charge of building kindergartens, and would have forced Rose Quartz to take on Pink Diamond directly in order to stop the use and construction of kindergartens.

Was Earth Pink Diamond’s only colony?  Hard to say.  While the mural makes it look like Earth was all Pinky had, the character of building a bunch of kindergartens on a planet kills off the place, then you have to go somewhere else.  Maybe the moon base mural depicts the Earth because that was Pinky’s current assignment at the time of the mural.  Another thing that jumps out at me, is the fact that of the whole Solar System, the Gem Homeworld only cared about using the Earth.  If you just want raw resources and rocks suitable to turn into gems, there are many other places in the Solar System besides Earth, and being uninhabited means they would have been easy for Homeworld to use. So why the Earth?  Is there something unique to the Earth that we have not been told yet?   After all, Peridot got excited about Earth’s “potential” once she had been here for a little while, so maybe there is something Rose and Peridot … and maybe Pink Diamond saw, that was not known or shared with Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, or White Diamond.

And then there is the shattering of Pink Diamond.  We know the shattering happened sometime after the start of the rebellion. We know this from Ruby’s statement in “Back to the Moon”, and we also know it happened after the bubbling of Bismuth (I have to believe that if Rose had shattered Pink Diamond before her confrontation with Bismuth, Bismuth would have brought that up to Steven when he was talking with her and Bismuth believed she was talking with Rose Quartz).  There’s been some talk that maybe Pink Diamond was shattered by Pearl who shape-shifted into Rose, but I reject that because that would make the act a premeditated murder, and I believe it was either a terrible accident or something awful that had to be done to prevent something much worse, and in either case this would have had to be done by Rose Quartz, no one else.  



Pearl’s reaction to Ruby’s account indicates she was present, which is important to me because it suggests the condition was a battle, not an assassination (which is also supported by Ruby’s presence).  That is, Rose directly confronted Pink Diamond but had no immediate intention of shattering her – which brings up the big question, just how do you shatter a diamond?   I discovered that while diamonds are very, very hard, they are not the toughest of minerals (after all, since we always see diamonds cut and polished, which means of course that something was used to cut the stone), and it turns out diamonds are unusually vulnerable to heat.  But more to the point, stop and consider what we know about Rose Quartz?  Her coloring and a ton of details make it reasonable to believe Rose Quartz served under Pink Diamond.  We also know that Rose had a lot of qualities not commonly found in gems. Her healing powers, for example, were remarked upon often, as was her shield.  Rose had unusual empathic ability, could float and maintain illusory forms for a very long time, she had strong charisma with all organic life, and a knack for convincing anyone she met that she was trustworthy and honorable.  It’s always been difficult to know exactly what Rose was made to be, since her set of qualities was both broad and powerful.  That’s one reason so many fans believed Rose was one of the Diamonds.  But if we consider that Pink Diamond may have been in charged of making gems, then it appears that Rose was a special case … an experiment, if you will (which would explain why Rose felt the same curious desire to see what she could do with Pearl, with fighting vegetables, with a permanently fused acquaintance, and maybe whether a gem could become a new kind of being with the help of a human?), and likely for a special purpose … maybe one Rose decided she could not allow to happen.  

Go back to those murals, and what you can see is that Pink Diamond seemed to be junior to the other diamonds – the other diamonds had many colonies but seemed to limit Pink Diamond to her duty of the moment, they presented themselves in sovereign form while Pink Diamond’s was more basic, even plain in comparison .. suppose Pink Diamond resented that and .. was planning to change a few things?   We know Rose Quartz was horrified to learn that Bismuth had created a weapon made to shatter gems, and we know that in SU there are often parallels between each side, which could mean that Pink Diamond planned to create the rebellion, not so much to save Earth as to gain a means to attack Homeworld’s territory with ready-made armies to overthrow the Diamond Authority.   Just maybe, that is part of what Rose meant in “Rose’s Scabbard” when she explained to Pearl that even if they won, they could never go home … because going back to Homeworld might unleash a hidden imperative to kill the Diamonds in control there.  This would help explain why Rose was determined to hide away on Earth, why she told Greg it was a good thing he didn’t know much about her, why she wanted to become Steven.  Pink Diamond – just perhaps - made a bio-weapon engineered to wipe out her rivals, and it ended up shattering her instead, and dooming Rose Quartz to leave Homeworld forever, not only out of love of Earth, but in a quest to regain her personhood, which she regained by becoming Steven Universe.

Henry helps you with body issues

(I kind of want to do another version of this where they aren’t on vacation or the girl had an eating disorder but let me know what you guys think. I also tried to make this longer by I’m not sure how long it’ll be since I wrote this in my phone)

Despite summer being most people’s favorite season you absolutely hated it. It meant wearing less clothing something you had dreaded for as long as you can remember. It all started in high school when you were a late bloomer complete with braces, baby fat, and a love for books over boys. People would make fun of you mercilessly leaving rude notes in your locker or oinking at you in the halls. All those times you cried after school and kept quiet about what was happening still replayed in your mind like a slideshow. 

You couldn’t hide and be comfortable in the summer especially when the temperature was well over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You didn’t hate your body per say you just had moments where you hated it. Today was no exception. 

It was currently a warm day in July and you and Henry were on vacation and had been lounging around moving as little as possible for the past few days trying to beat the heat. Today however the two of you had to leave the room, there was food to buy and exploring to be done. 

Henry was showering to cool off before the two of you left and you were in front of the mirror trying to remain positive as you struggled to find something to wear that could conceal more of your thighs without making you look and feel like a wrapped sausage. 

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