we still have power

anonymous asked:

Thank you for talking about your concerns re: Sony/Columbia and Rob Stringer. I thought I was the only one who felt sick to my stomach at the thought of the man who has been friends with Simon for years, and was head of the US label that helped to closet H & L, being the one to sign H. I don't know why people are excited, because the power dynamics are really messed up now, and there's no guarantee that the stunts are going to stop for L anytime soon. Trying to have hope, but it's hard. :(

It’s very hard, and you’re perfectly welcome, anon.

I thought I had posted about Rob Stringer in the fall, but all I can find is some articles I uploaded, so I’ll revisit now. Stringer has spent his career at Sony, he’s been running labels there since the early 90s, and his brother was a main exec and CEO of Sony Corp (not music) for quite some time. Stringer has headed Columbia since 2008, and he’s done extensive business with Simon Cowell in that capacity. Indeed, Simon was the first quote in the Billboard article announcing Stringer’s appointment as head of Sony this October. Their working relationship has been extensive, as far as I can tell. He has credited his work with Simon on XFactor acts as his gateway to success for getting Glee to work, which was hugely responsible for his success turning Columbia around. [Adele as well, and he’s partly responsible for a lot of a resurgent trend of U.K. artists’ US success.] He has called Simon the “best A&R guy he knows” in multiple interviews.

One Direction signed to Columbia in 2012 as they were breaking the American market; the closet clamped down during this time.

Sony purchased controlling shares in Syco in July of 2015 – paying £85 million total for it, and absorbing the £70 million debt it had accrued. While making £45 million from it personallyis somewhat pathetic for Simon, that’s a far better fate than being jettisoned from Sony and declaring the company bankrupt within five years. The buyout was, it would appear, the best possible outcome for Simon given the failures of his television series, losing One Direction, and being unable to produce a suitably earning substitute.

Rob Stringer was announced the new head of Sony mid-October 2016.

I say all this to suggest that thinking of a ‘fresh start’ for Rob Stringer or Harry is not logically sound. Rob Stringer has been involved in their business since 2012 – but even say for argument’s sake that perhaps he didn’t determine their marketing. But Rob Stringer has been calling the shots at Sony since this fall (and potentially had input before that official announcement). And we know Sony now holds the Syco strings and has since July 2015, a date we are all very aware of – so Rob Stringer stepping into the office in the last six months has certainly had power to ameliorate the situation, and he has not done so.

Harry has been constructed as the big fish, the Justin Timberlake, almost since the beginning. It seems Sony’s going to be damned if they don’t get what they’ve always angled for, by hook or by crook. Given what we have seen, they’ve been successful at backing Harry into a corner, as well as Louis, with profound effects for Liam and Niall as well.

Columbia and Sony are sure to promote Harry’s music thoroughly, because it could make them a great deal of money. But that is the equation. It is very much in their best interests not to help Niall, Louis, and Liam or One Direction, as that would distract dollars and time from Harry’s solo work, which will make them a fortune. It is quite evident by now that Sony has had the power to step in but have not, because such an extreme power imbalance in negotiating is much more expedient for their bottom line. They’ve been monstrous and it’s gotten them Harry’s contract, which is what they wanted.

Hope is not any easy thing in such a situation. I think patience will continue to be the watchword. 

also what the fuck is the deal with liberals saying “LOL DONALD TRUMP ISNT AS RICH AS HE SAYS HE IS!!!!! HAHAHAH!!!!” like who on earth does that hurt exactly??? he’s still rich as fuck and we’re still poor as fuck and he still has basically all the power and we still have basically none of the power. i know there are people out there who think mocking a rich megalomaniacal narcissist for not being as rich as he said he was counts as “resistance” but seriously what exactly is achieved by laughing at a man whose administration is doing and will do horrible things because he’s not as wealthy as he made the world think???? 

#justFrenchMP100things

Since the mob psycho manga was released in France on June 8th (i know. it’s still the 7th. i have it anyway)

• “BY THE SALT SPLASH POWER”

Tomé Kurata

• (LOL) is now the Smiley cult. I don’t know either.

• Dimple’s name is Smile

• Not Sourire, which would have been the correct french translation. Smile. In english. I don’t know.

• Dimple basically calls Mob the french equivalent of “sweetheart” and i’m uncomfortable

• This panel

there’s like 2 eps left and i’ll admit a very small smart of me is still hoping that they let bamon happen at like, the very end. the build up is there, they just need to follow through. the satisfying thing about it happening in the finale is that the writers can’t fuck it up after that, you know? they can walk off into the sunset together, bickering, and smiling at each other in that way they do, and i can fill in the rest of the blanks without the writers twisting it up unnecessarily

I am against the occupation of Palestine, but sometimes the ways anti-zionist leftists characterize Israel makes it seem like Israel doesn’t have any kind of culture or history and that everything about it is dedicated to imperialism and subjugation with absolutely no other purpose behind it. 

For example, while some Israeli politicians and Zionists definitely exploit Israel’s record on LGBT rights to further imperialist ideology against Palestine and Islamophobic rhetoric, I feel like some anti-zionists seem to honestly believe that Israel only has established LGBT rights and acceptance as part of a conspiracy to further its imperialist agenda. Or that its LGBT acceptance is nothing more than a lie told to further their imperialist agenda.

Honestly, I am highly critical of Israel and I want the occupation to end. I consider myself pro-Palestine and believe the Jewish state is built on nationalism, colonialism and racism. But if you truly believe that every single positive thing about Israel is either a lie or part of a conspiracy you’re veering toward antisemitism. 

Axis25′s theory corner!

Hello friends and followers, and welcome back to another exciting instalment of Axis25’s theory corner! And hopefully by now everyone who is reading this should have seem up to Starcrushed (especially since that is the main point of this theory) so if you haven’t then considered this your spoiler warning. Now how about we get right to it?

So after watching Starcrushed, crying for a bit, writing a fic to help me get through the pain, and trying to think of how Jackie will take Star’s confession and subsequently trying and failing to form a theory around Jackie wanting Star and Marco to get together in the long run, I came across something that is … interesting (I would like to point out that I couldn’t focus on the first because this caught my attention, I’m not saying it’s not possible). Let’s talk Toffee, you know, one of the smartest bad guys in all of SVTFOE? He has always played the long game, it almost seems like everything he does is to further his own goals, like … nothing is for nothing. For example, take Mewnipendance day,

We all know that he planned for it to only work for him (I’m not sure how exactly) so that he could get Yvgeny, the only person who was trying to speak against him, thrown out. In simpler terms, he was removing potential threats but let’s be real, this was a precaution, Yvgeny wouldn’t have been able to stop him from enacting his plan. Sure, he would be against Ludo getting thrown out but we all know that the odds were still in Toffee’s favor. Does that mean he should have left him in? Heck no, I’m just saying that Toffee isn’t one to overlook a simple annoyance, and yes, that is important for today’s theory. And what is that you ask? Only something Toffee said.

Creepy, isn’t it, but … that’s just it, everyone remembers what happens next, right? Moon goes to Star and convinces Star to leave Earth but … why would he want his finger? Sure, it might make him hole again or he couldn’t regenerate it but I would like to remind you all of something, at this moment, he’s missing a bit more than his finger.

Now sure, that doesn’t mean much, maybe for reasons we don’t know yet, he does want his finger, so let’s assume that, he wants to get his finger back … for whatever reason, why tell her that? To scare her? To boast? Because of pride? That doesn’t seem like Toffee, telling Moon that he is after her daughter and something that is in her possession would cause Moon to take Star and try and flee as far away as possible. Given, that may have happened anyway but this is Toffee, wouldn’t he avoid something like needlessly invoking fear in Moon? Wouldn’t the best thing to say be that he’s out to get revenge on Moon and he will destroy anyone who tries to stop him? That would make moon distance herself from Star and make her easier to track down along with his finger. And another thing

Look at this, he took Moon down with ease, sure he might have gotten the drop on her but look at this

This guy, Omnitraxus Prime, the space time guy, was taken out in a single hit, as well as the rest of the magic high commission. But … not a few moments later, he’s fighting Moon

Now one could say that he took her by surprise at first … but … look closer

Oh, and before someone says that he didn’t knock her down to get at her magic

That’s about as knocked down the others were … he was playing with her, letting her survive, oh, and look at this.

He took that blast to the face and was unscathed, you really think that he couldn’t have taken her in a single hit? Now I know what you are thinking now, maybe he was just savoring the moment? Well then why not just incapacitate her and savor it when she can’t retaliate? He was showing her just how outmatched she was, he let her live and escape

Do you really think this would be enough to slow him down? No, he is more powerful than that, he is letting her get away, and he is letting her run to her daughter to deliver the message

He wanted to make Star run. He isn’t after his finger, not yet anyway, he is after something else, something that will help him in the long run.

And yes, I do see you there shouting that he was after what I’m about to mention all along, I’m aware I’m not the only one to realize this but there is a bit more too it so just sit for a moment while I get through this part and I will get to something you may not have known soon enough.

Now where was I? Oh, yes, what was Toffee really after? Well …

Yup, that’s what I think, Toffee is after Marco, he gets Star to run away and Marco will be more than easy to take, but here’s the burning question, why would he want Marco?

Well, one thought is that he might want a better vessel than Ludo and those two are the only two to be affected by the forbidden chapter

(Now that I take a closer look at it, his teeth almost look like monster Arms teeth)

But a better theory is that he will use him to get Star to give him what he wants. I mean we all remember that scene from the end of season one.

How easily she gave up her wand for him (and that’s before any of us were sure she had a crush on him). Now we can’t say for sure if she did have feelings for him at this point but the presence or absence means nothing, she will give up the same or more for this boy and that will make things so much easier for Toffee.

But here’s part two of this theory … why? I mean sure, he wouldn’t have to fight Star (or Moon) but we all saw how powerful he is now, he would still have to track down Star and Moon (Assuming there on the run which they should be if their smart) so why go through all this trouble, why make more work of tracking them down … when you could just … *ahem* kill Moon and wipe the floor with Star, like you did Moon and the magic high commission? Well, the answer is simple, and I will show you using a series of clips

Did that get your attention? Star is significantly stronger than her mother, ‘she’s far beyond it’ as Baby put it. And did you see the clip of Toffee’s face? He saw this power, and he … is at least concerned, concerned enough to not want to risk a fight with Star if he can help it. Concerned enough to want to avoid this unnecessary risk.

Normally this would be where I would put my conclusion, summing up everything I just went over, but I would like to make a quick note here. Moon is the DUMBEST queen I’ve ever layer eyes on. Even if she doesn’t put Toffee’s plan together, Toffee has already kidnapped Marco once already and used him to make Star destroy her wand, don’t you think … I don’t know, he might try something like that again?! Oh, and less we forget,

And who heard this song? Only THE ENTIRE KINGDOME OF MEWNI!!! Moon you idiot! At the very least tell Marco to go into hiding or say something along the lines of ‘Hey Marco, I know this must be difficult times for you what with my daughter, who just so happens to be your best friend, having feelings for you even though you’re dating someone else but I really need you to go into hiding so an evil lizard person that I know from when I was young, and has a vendetta against me and Star, who has kidnapped you in the past to make Star do what he wants, doesn’t try and kidnap you again and use you to blackmail my beloved daughter who is actually more powerful than I am and may be the only hope of stopping said lizard.’ You know, something like that? But no, she leaves him unguarded in a dimension with no means of contacting any other dimension (Moon doesn’t know about Marco’s dimensional scissors probably) so that he could literally be picked up like milk at the supermarket!

*Sigh* enough raging, let’s get to the conclusion, Toffee let Moon escape and scared her into taking Star away from Marco so that he could steal Marco and use him as leverage so that he doesn’t have to fight Star who he knows is much more powerful than her mom and might be a problem. There, I’m done, what do you think? Agree? Disagree? Have something you want to add? Have something you want me to examine? Then send me a message or add a comment, now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to Jackie wanting to get Star and Marco together.

space orcs

But like, aliens being really surprised at how seriously we take our fandoms. I mean they only just got over the fact that we have fiction and not strictly non fiction. They have mostly been convinced that we don’t have powers but they’re still suspicious. For example,

*cue alien accidentally overhearing conversation between two female and one male recruits *

“ HOLY CRAP HELEN, I BET YOU DIDNT HEAR WHAT I HEARD.”

*sigh* “and what exactly did you hear Mary.”

“ DAVE HASNT READ HARRY POTTER.”

“ WHAT” 

“I know right!!!! AND THATS NOT THE WORST PART IS HE WAS DISSING NOT ONLY HUFFLEPUFF BUT SLYTHERIN AS WELL.”

“"ExCUSE ME. OHH I KNOW HE DIDNT DOES HE WANT TO GO. HE WANTS TO GO DOESNT HE. I WILL SHOW HIM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SLYTHERIN.”

“"Oh, and did I menTION THAT HE WAS ALSO SAYING THAT PERCYJACKSON WAS FOR CHILDREN.”

“THATS IT HES GOING DOWN, THE FILTHY MUGGLEHEADED MORTAL.”

“"Umm, guys you know that I haven’t read them and they are technically written for kids.

“…” 

“THATS IT IM GOING TO DECAPITATE YOU STEVE”

*alien uncomfortably slinks away to update the human manual to “ not insulted the Hairy Potty or Percy son of Jack*

(Feel free to add)

anonymous asked:

greed caring so much about his dublith gang though, like here is someone who SHOULD HAVE BEEN FUHRER

fuck you for putting this idea in my head because im now imagining, based on the roughly 400 separate instances of Greed trying to save individual humans during the Promised Day, him trying to be Fuhrer.

Greed: Well it’s not the world, but ruler of the country aint a bad gig for now. Wrath better be turning over in his grave seein’ this.
Adviser: Fuhrer sir! You’re needed for an urgent meeting. Our spies in Creta say the country’s consolidating their military power and planning an attack. They’re trying to take advantage of our vulnerability while we rebuild.
Greed: Ah shit. Really? Well what are we supposed to do?
Adviser: Uh, well we suffered a lot of losses from the Promised Day, but we still have about 50,000 troops available. We could focus our power near the Creta border preemptively.
Greed: What? You want to send humans out there?
Adviser: Uh…..yes. As opposed to–?
Greed: You idiot, humans are fragile! Most soldiers aren’t even alchemists how do you expect them to survive when you just toss them out on the battlefield like that?
Adviser: I mean we….we do have some state alchemists. too. They would–we would send them also. We just–
Greed: Nah shut up. Screw the meeting. Where’s my car? I’ll go talk to this “Creta” myself. Teach them a thing or two about threatening my property.
Adviser: Creta is…an entire country, sir. 
Greed, summoning his full-body shield: Yeah and it’s MY country now. Someone GET ME THE CAR. Let’s see how Creta’s president plans to argue against THIS. *punches out a window with his carbon fist*

This leads to quite a strange blip in Amestrian history. Looking through the timeline is pretty much: The first Fuhrer, “Fuhrer X” was well-known for his military strategy. “Fuhrer Y”, his successor, was gifted in negotiating for land and weaponry. “Fuhrer Bradley” was a conqueror who earned absolute trust and loyalty from his men. Following him, “Fuhrer Greed” just…he stormed into other countries and beat up their presidents until he got what he wanted. A lot. The military shrunk to 1/5 of its size because most of Amestris’s foreign policies were handled by the Fuhrer kicking the shit out of other rulers and declaring the country “mine now.” The next Fuhrer, Fuhrer Mustang, rather boringly went back to “foreign policy” and “negotiations”. Retired Fuhrer Greed stated that this was “lame” and out of boredom decided to go conquer Xing, much to everyone’s satisfaction.

However this did lead to several instances of Fuhrer Mustang having to turn down invitations to “fight me” passed along from Emperor Greed.

No one should ever try to reason their way out of someone calling them out for calling asexuals, aromantics, and/or agender people “cishet.” There’s no valid reason why you should deny someone’s identity and coercively assign a different label to them that does not define them.

What that basically says is that you don’t believe that they are actually asexual, aromantic, and/or agender. What that says is that you believe them to be an imposter, trying to worm their way into marginalized community spaces that “cishet” people have already been a part of for a long time. 

No amount of perceived “shared” privileges they may have with “cishet” people makes them cisgender or hetero-, and if you are assuming that “cishet” is just another word for “privileged,” then you’ve decided that identities don’t have any meaning anymore and intersectionality doesn’t matter.

Calling people “cishet” when they are not is a violent denial of someone’s lived experiences and their capability to define those experiences. Assuming their privileges without consideration for those experiences, also denies someone the ability of examining their experiences for injustices they may want to correct.

Furthermore, coercively assigning labels to people – especially people who do not identify with the term you are giving them – does more to shut down the examination of privilege and the conversations that may follow. Inaccurately referring to people as “cishet” isn’t a simple act of little consequence.

Also, the rampant use of the term by cisgender people who are not “hetero-” has stripped its value to people who are not cisgender and who are not “hetero-” in that it no longer exclusively and explicitly defines someone who is privileged entirely by cisheteronormativity, a system that greatly impacts them.

Finally, it also shuts down the intercommunity conversation surrounding cisgender and transgender and non-binary relations in shared community spaces, lending power to people who are cisgender but otherwise not “hetero-” to deny the privileges they then hold over people who are not. 

We can still have valuable conversations surrounding the level of power and privilege that some asexual, aromantic, and/or agender people have access to without rabidly referring to anyone who does not use LGBT identity labels as “cishets” to the point of destroying that word’s meaning. 

Let “cishet” stand for who its intended for: cisgender heterosexual and heteroromantic people, people who will never experience a denial of their validity, an absence of education of their identities, no identity based psychological and physical abuses, and no lack of resources. 

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[Part I] Crimson Frost

Originally posted by vintagejosh

Word count: 1,700+
Pairing: Peter Parker & Reader
Warnings: Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming
Summary: Series to ‘[IDEA] Crimson Frost’: Even though Peter won’t join the Avengers, he promised to keep in contact with you. A friendship blossoms, but somehow you are still a mystery to him.
A/N: I was so happy to see that so many people came to like my idea! I will turn it into a series, and I got even more ideas for ‘Crimson Frost’, so be prepared for what will come, haha. To be honest, I don’t know how to deal with the whole May-knows-Peter-is-Spider-Man-thingy, so I’ll just pretend it didn’t happen, sorry! Enjoy! 💕


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anonymous asked:

Ohh, I love all your AUs, but I've had a QuiObi Senator!Obi one screaming at me all day. Qui-gon and his padawan Anakin doing security detail for Senator Obi-Wan (sort of like Anakin with Padme in AotC) and Qui-gon and Obi-wan both have an "goddamn he's cute/hot" moments and maybe kiss/sleep together once, but then they meet again a few years down the track (maybe when Anakin's been knighted), and "oh no he's still hot" and start courting one another

“This is Senator Obi-Wan Kenobi from Stewjon. Senator, these are the Jedi guards assigned to you, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his padawan, Anakin Skywalker.” Obi-Wan looked up quickly and stood to greet his new guards.

‘Oh my…what a handsome Jedi…’ Obi-Wan thought did not show up on his face even as he offered his hand to the tall man. “Greeting Master Jinn and padawan Skywalker. Thank you for the protection you are offering me.” He offered warmly as the Jedi master took his hand and pressed a kiss to the back of it to Obi-Wan’s slight surprise.

“Its an honor to look after your safety Senator Kenobi. I understand that the assassination attempts are getting more brutal.” Qui-Gon straightened, peering down at the copper haired young senator in front of them. Force, the man couldn’t be more then twenty six but was he ever a sight for sore eyes.

Copper hair golden in the light of the sun, a well tailored coat with tails in green with leaf golden embroideries and black leggings. The slightly heeled boots with golden details made a good match for the rest of the ensemble and Qui-Gon had a sudden thought that Bail Organa and this young man most likely got along splendidly.

Anakin peered curiously at the Senator from beside his master, wondering why the assassins were scrambling so hard to kill the young man. He hadn’t really got to know to many details.

“Unfortunately yes.” Obi-Wan gathered his composure and sighed quietly, brushing his hair back as he sat back down and gestured for the Jedi to take seat at the other couch. “My bill is popular but not with all, they seem to be getting desperate for me to either stop it or for my death to stop the bill.”

Qui-Gon nodded. “As I understand, your bill would encourage a crackdown on slavery throughout the galaxy? What exists of it.”

Obi-Wan nodded, half noting the padawans eyes light up in awe. “Yes. Its not ideal but me and young Amidala have been corroborating on it, she came to me with the idea and from there we worked together.”

“Ah yes, the young Queen is ever so persuasive.” The Jedi chuckled warmly.

Obi-Wan gave a small smile and nodded. “But also right. The state of the galaxy is in a poor way and while the Jedi do their jobs, they are not many.” The copper haired man sighed. “We should not rely on the Order alone to bring order to our galaxy. The slavery circuits needs to end once and for all and we, the Senate, need to be the ones to end it. If that means bringing the Hutts and Zygerrian into a battle of embargoes, then so be it.” The young Senator’s face had gone tense. “I would assume that is where the attempts are funded. Since it would impact their trades.”

He sat back, frowning slightly and Qui-Gon had to smoother the urge to smoothed those furrows with his fingers. “Slavery is…technically outlawed in the Republic. However we can’t reach everywhere. If we can set up department to deal with accusation of slavery and give it their own authorization of the Republic. And then there are Hutt controlled worlds…” Obi-Wan’s face went tight again. Then he let go, breathing out and both Jedi felt a lightening in the atmosphere. Obi-Wan was Force sensitive!

The copper haired man sat up and smiled at him. “Apologies, it still vexes me how little power we truly have despite being on the Senate, to help others. I will be discussing this with my fellow Senators.”

Qui-Gon stopped resisting his urges and leaned forward, resting a hand on the Senator’s wrist and squeezing lightly. “I am a man of the Galaxy Senator, it honestly thrills me to hear we have a man like you on the Senate.” He smiled warmly.

The Senator’s face lit up in a slight blush but he returned the smile.

Anakin looked between the two quickly, eyes wide.

()()()

“You like him.” Anakin stared up at his master with wide eyes, the ten year old latching onto his master’s belt tightly.

Qui-Gon chuckled quietly. “He’s a very compelling person.” He glanced to where Obi-Wan was talking to his severely unhappy guard captain. She had taken offense to having Jedi usurp her position as both guard and caretaker of the Senator but Obi-Wan seemed to be soothing the ruffled feathers of the woman.

“You mean he’s hot. Are you going to try and sleep with him?” Anakin squirmed a bit and Qui-Gon sighed, once again reminded of the life he had brought Anakin and his mother from.

“No Anakin. I will not, beside, what would your mother say if I did something like that to someone in our charge with you around?”

“Mom thinks you’re lonely.” Anakin answered seriously. “She’s be happy you found someone to be around.”

“Then I might make a friend instead.” Qui-Gon murmured, patting his padawan’s head fondly, glad he had managed to get both him and Shimi safe from Tatooine.

()()()

“It was very foolish of you.” Obi-Wan whispered under his breath as he carefully sealed the wound shut, ignoring how blood stained his very expensive sleeves. “Going between an actual durasteel sword and me.”

“It is my job to keep you safe Senator.” Qui-Gon chuckled quietly, letting the man work. “Though where in the Force they got a durasteel sword, I have no idea. Such an outdated weapon.”

“I’ll take walk around, see that things are alright.” Anakin announced. “Make sure none of them tried to follow us.”

“Good idea Anakin, keep your comm on if you find anything.” Qui-Gon nodded.

The blond ran of and Obi-Wan picked up a bacta patch that he placed on the Jedi’s chest, carefully sealing it on. And then his touch lingered, gently petting the others chest while staring at the patch.

Qui-Gon raised his eyebrows. “Obi-Wan?”

“…I got very worried when I saw how much blood you lost.” Obi-Wan murmured quietly, glancing up at Qui-Gon through his fringe.

It was…endearing. Qui-Gon stared at him, half his mind yelling at him to pull back when the Senator leaned forward and the other half telling him to lean forward.

He listened to the part of him that wanted forward, lips gently brushing against each other.

Obi-Wan’s hand came up to his uninjured shoulder and started pushing gently until Qui-Gon was leaning back against the expensive pillows, the slow kiss slowly deepening as the Jedi shifted his hands to pull the Senator into his lap.

The copper haired man went willingly until he was straddling, hands resting on the muscled chest beneath him. Qui-Gon gave a light nip to Obi-Wan’s lips and the kiss went deeper, Qui-Gon slowly teasing the others tongue with his own while rubbing the hips of the man.

Elegant hands eagerly ran through the chest hair and Qui-Gon almost laughed at the curious and eager sensation in the Force that radiated of Obi-Wan.

Almost.

He was to busy kissing for now.

Until Obi-Wan shifted away to kiss along his neck and shoulder, nibbling gently on the section where neck and shoulder meet. “Mmmn…is this wise?” Qui-Gon questioned with a low groan.

“No. But I wanted to do this since I meet you. Humans all have desires master Jedi.” Obi-Wan murmured. “Surely you are not above yours?”

Qui-Gon let that murmured sentence against his skin linger before shifting, rolling them until Obi-Wan was pinned beneath him, resting his weight mostly on the arm he had beside Obi-Wan’s head. The Senator stared up at him, slightly flushed with a small grin on his lips.

“No dear Senator, I am not above mine.” Qui-Gon chuckled and leaned down, breaking away from the mans lips to go to Obi-Wan’s ear instead. “And you are far to dressed if this is to continue.” He whispered, gratified to feel Obi-Wan shiver beneath him as he started undoing the buttons of the Senator’s coat.

()()()

“How is it that you always show up to be my knight in shining armor Master Jinn?” A warm and familiar voice sounded out behind and Qui-Gon closed his eyes at how it made his skin feel warm only to hear it.

Beside Cody, Anakin turned quickly to glance at the Senatorial ship they had saved as a copper haired man made his way down the ramp towards them and grinned heavily even as he held Cody back by a hand.

“I am not sure Senator Kenobi but it works out in everyone’s favor.” Qui-Gon turned, smiling in return to the man. “I did not know you were among the captured.”

“Nor did the Separatist. If they knew, I would most likely have paid with my life.” Obi-Wan chuckled as he held out his hand, Qui-Gon instantly taking it and pressing a kiss to the back of it in a familiar gesture between the two. “Senator Amidala was kind enough to hide me among her retinue, hence the guard uniform.” He gestured with his free hand.

“I see, I knew Dooku has been less then pleased with your vocal voice for peace.”

Obi-Wan outright snorted. “Less then pleased is a mild term for what he feels about me.”

Qui-Gon was still holding Obi-Wan’s hand.

“I see. Well, I’m glad you were safe then. The Galaxy would be lesser place with your loss.” Qui-Gon squeezed gently.

“Kind words.” Obi-Wan chuckled as the two peered at each other.

There was a soft cough from one of the senators and Obi-Wan seemed to be sharply reminded about time and place, stepping back. “Ah, we should depart, should we not?”

“Yes.” Qui-Gon shook himself, once again assuming his role as Jedi. “Yes of course. Please, this way to camp so we can get you all back to Coruscant.”

The young knight continued beaming as Cody looked at him with wide amber eyes. “What in Koth’s name?”

“Qui-Gon and Senator Kenobi are quite…familiar with each other, though its been a few years since last time they meet. Quite friendly.”

That got a snort out of Cody. “You don’t say.”

()()()

“I’ve missed you.” Qui-Gon looked up quickly then smiled at the copper haired man in his quarters.

“I thought you’d gone with the rest of the senators?” He remained sitting on his bunk as the other made his way through the rather small room.

“I gave my spot over to Senator Clovis, he wanted to get home and there was a lack of space on the shuttle. I’ll take the next.” Obi-Wan stopped in front of Qui-Gon. “Plus I wanted to speak to you.”

Qui-Gon stared up at him before reaching out and resting his hand gingerly on the others hips in case it was unwelcome.

But under his touch, Obi-Wan seemed to relax, sighing in pleasure. “I’d forgotten how broad your hands felt on my hips.” He offered softly before following the light guidance to straddle the Jedi. “I’d forgotten much.”

“We’ve both been very busy…your beard suits you. Gives you a very dignified profile.” Qui-Gon murmured. Force, they may have been separated by years but at that moment it still felt like that morning in the Senatorial chambers and not Qui-Gon’s Star destroyer cabin.

Obi-Wan chuckled and reached out, caressing the others face. “It drew away how young I looked in the Senate. It certainly has its charm, but then again, so does yours.” He teased his fingertips through the others graying beard.

“I’ve been worried about you…this war…it leaves a great many scars in the Force.” Obi-Wan murmured. “I may not be trained, but I can sense them. Is this really the path for the Jedi?” He continued.

“Its the path we’ve been put on.” Qui-Gon sighed, leaning into the fingers. “Without us the Republic might fa-”

“No. I mean…why are Jedi generals? There are other trained to be such, why not Jedi just as consultants?” Obi-Wan continued slowly touching him, distracting Qui-Gon.

“I don’t know…I don’t think to hard anymo-oh…” Qui-Gon let his eyes flutter shut when Obi-Wan’s lips found his jawline.

“Well…perhaps think about this then Qui-Gon…the war will end.” The copper haired man murmured. “And when it ends, many will be floundering. So please think about this question…please come home with me?” He leaned back to look at the other, blue and green eyes examining each other.

“Home?”

“My home, my planet. I want…” Obi-Wan suddenly sighed and looked away, a bit dejected. “…I’m growing more selfish as the years come. I never felt as safe or as happy as those days you were my guard, waking in your arms.” Qui-Gon’s hands tensed on the others hips. “And I want that again, this time for good. I want you to be mine.” He whispered before glancing at Qui-Gon. “But that would…I mean…”

“If there’s…anything I would walk away for the order for…it would be that.” Qui-Gon confessed quietly to Obi-Wan. “…Are you sure though? I am staying to the end of the war at least. You’d have to…wait for me.”

“Qui-Gon, I waited close to eight years.” The other laughed, pushing closer. “I can wait a little longer.” He grinned at him.

“Good.” Qui-Gon kissed him deeply.

  • INT: And with a plot twist worthy of Game of Thrones, you invited Noel Gallagher, your enemy from the 90s, to sing along with you on the last song of the album!
  • DAMON: To be honest, I didn’t know what to do with him at first. He is one of the kings of Britpop to use your analogy with Game of Thrones, but his universe doesn’t fit too much to the project. We are very good friends now, but it was still weird to find myself singing “we have the power to be loving each other” with him, whereas we have spent years at war! So, I also invited Jehnny Beth [the singer of Savages] and Graham Coxon, to the song: with the four of us it sounds better.
  • Le Point - April 2017

ambitiouswitch17  asked:

Alex, I've seen people say that the Russo favor Tony as a character and I wanted to laugh Like? Wasn't a great issue last year because RDJ had to put condition about doing CW and one of them was that he could have a word about Tony's scenes? God, imagine what it would have been that already bad written movie without him Look what they did to Wanda and poor Ms Olsen. The Russo don't favor Tony, they favor Steve. The first thing that they said about the next movie was about him and Bucky

So, I tried to answer this on mobile but my phone screwed it up, so this is probably going to be slightly less elegant, cause repeating myself.

I have not seen (or at least I don’t think I have seen) anything the Russo Brothers directed outside of Civil War. So everything I know about their directing style is based on this one movie.

However, the Russo brothers said in the Infinity Wars teaser that the reason for Civil War, was to set up Infinity Wars. That’s not a good reason to make a movie, if any of you write fics (and I know some of you do) when you start with an ending and try and work up to it, the characters don’t behave, and by the time your done you’ve had to force them into that situation in a way that seems awkward and unnatural. It muddles everyone’s motivations, and ideas. You can alter the ending to fit better with the direction the story took, or shoehorn it into the ending you originally wanted. It seems pretty obvious the Russo Brothers, shoehorned.

This means that their characters are a mess.

Wanda before the Russo Brothers took over, was a dark character, at the end of AoU she was on her way to being redeemed. (Sloppily but it could have gone somewhere had the Russo Brothers worked on her arc.) Despite that she is still shown as an adult, maybe a bit confused and in need of some guidance (re. clint) but still a grown woman with incredible powers. 

Then We have Russo Wanda, Ms. ‘He locked me in my Room’, just a kid. Rather than the sloppy redemption arc we had at the end of AoU which could have been built on, we get ‘nothing is her fault, because she’s just a kid’ which is so incredibly lazy. They made her look physically softer, lighter hair, lighter make up, as if that counted as a redemption. It’s so lazy, ugh.


Then we have ‘Captain’ Steve Rogers, the man out of time.

While his actions in Civil War are understandable, defending his best friend, and the last link to his past. They aren’t in character. This is the man who kept going when his best friend fell, who values justice over his own life, and who understands the necessity of collateral damage in some situations. This is a man who should have accepted Tony’s offer to compromise with the guarantee of Bucky’s safety. 

He’s out of character. Even though he is the Russo’s clear favorite, his motivations are made understandable.


Then we have Tony, now remember this is a Captain America movie, which makes Cap’s opposition the bad guy in the story, even if they aren’t a bad person. That was compounded on by Clint and Scott, who seemed to be present mainly for numbers, and to call Tony Evil, and without a conscious. It’s definitely Robert Downey Jr. that saves Tony from being the Bad Guy.

His acting, the way he show’s Tony’s anger and his pain is absolutely incredible. The writing attempts to make Tony the bad guy every scene RDJ isn’t in paints him as evil, but every one he is in paints him as a beautiful flawed character with a depth of emotions. 


One other Pet Peeve I have about this movie. 

This entire scene but specifically the fact that Bucky has a vibranium arm, yes, it can deflect bulets, but when multiple people are shooting at you from different angles your arm is not going to block all of the bullets. It doesn’t make any sense.

Anyways, Tl.dr The Russo Brothers did a shitty job with all of the characters in Civil War. 

Urbosa: Things aren’t looking good. We’re up against a silver lynel, the snow is making it hard to move, and Link’s at death door.

Revali: Hey, Link. Just wanna say. Great idea going into the mountains without supplies.

Daruk: Our powers are still recharging and we only have bows and arrows left.

Revali: We’re out of arrows!…except.

Mipha: Link still has a few of those ancient arrows.

Revali: Those things are meant for guardians. Will they even work on anything else?!

Daruk: He’s coming right for us!

*Link shoots ancient arrow*

*The lynel vaporizes*

Everyone:….

Revali: HE DISINTEGRATED?!

Daruk: His weapons too. We could’ve used those.

Revali: Uhh yeah but who needs weapons when WE HAVE AN INSTANT DEATH ARROW!

Urbosa: We also could have used their guts for potions.

Revali: I think you are missing the implications of our discovery.

Mipha: Seems like a big waste.

Revali: Link, help me out here.

Link: *disappointed sigh*

Revali: Knew I could count on you.

The Signs + Quotes about The Flash Rogues being a family :')
  • Aries: “I never felt more at home than I did with the Rogues.”
  • Taurus: “What they fail to understand is that what we got here is tighter ‘en any of their stupid groups.”
  • Gemini: “The Rogues have an unspoken code, a bond stronger than death itself. We watch one another’s backs to the end.”
  • Cancer: “They made mistakes. But they’re both still Rogues. They’re still family. And there’s nothing more important than family…..”
  • Leo: “The Rogues take care of one another, Mirror Master. No matter what.”
  • Virgo: “Only real family I ever had was with The Rogues.”
  • Libra: “It’s not about blood. Not with us. It’s about spilling it together.”
  • Scorpio: "You still have family. Me, for one."
  • Sagittarius: "We got money. Power. Women. [..] I used to thank Captain Cold every chance I got because there was something else we got outta this, too. A.....warm feeling inside. You look at us. All of us. Our histories and such. It's the common trait among the Rogues. We lost family. Gettin' them back was all we ever wanted."
  • Capricorn: "Each one of the Rogues have their own set of skills....but that isn't what makes the Rogues special. It's that you have each other, you're a family."
  • Aquarius: "When push comes to shove, they've always taken care of their own."
  • Pisces: "When yer a Rogue, you know you've got someone watchin' yer back."