we're number one! we're number one!


Trump is threatening them if they vote against the bill, if you’re their constituent (or know someone who lives in their states), call them and make sure these reps know they answer to the American people and not to Trump.

Vote will take place on Thursday, March 23 - tell them to vote no on AHCA aka Trumpcare.

(This is likely to get me into even more trouble, but whatever - the new Buckleming episode airs this week, so I’m guessing we’ll have worse problems by Friday.) 

So, my dash seems to be split between pro-Mary and anti-Mary people, and the debate is getting pretty intense and occasionally awful. And I just wanted to say that yes, it’s probably true we hold women (and especially mothers) to different standards of behaviour, and I’m sure there are some overt or subconscious sexist components in our dislike, or even outrage, in some cases, of her actions this past week, but also - to me, the problem is that Mary started out in a good place and is now going downwards, if that makes sense. Like, Crowley - Crowley is fascinating in and of himself, but one big reason I feel so sympathetic towards him right now is because he started out as a selfish, even cruel villain and he’s experiencing an upward arc towards understanding and helping other people. And this is a popular trope and all, but it’s popular for a reason: because it gives us a sense of satisfaction to see someone become a better person.

(Also because two thirds of Western culture are basically Christianity, which is the poster boy of the Redemption Arc, so we’re probably pre-programmed to like this from birth, but whatever. It still makes for a good story)

Now, Mary - Mary started in the best possible place, that of the Innocent Murder Victim who, on top of everything else, was a Mother and Beautiful and Trying to Save Her Baby Boy - Jesus, there’s not much that will give you more points than all that. So it’s not surprising, really, that her arc must be downward, because how the hell would have she been able to go higher that actual martyrdom? So her having trouble connecting with her kids, her being secretive and skulking about and making deals with unsavoury characters - of course it’s nothing different or worse from what every single person on Supernatural has done for the past twelve seasons - the problem is not in the actions themselves, but in where they are in her character’s arc. That’s why, I think, we perceive her behaviour as less forgivable - not (only) sexism.  



We're Jojo Villains
  • DIO: Are you are a real Jojo villain?
  • Kira (Part 4): Well technically, but not really.
  • DIO: Have you ever wrrryyyy'ed?
  • Diavolo: Why would I need to?
  • DIO: Have you ever stolen the body of your nemesis?
  • Kars: But I'm already the ultimate being.
  • DIO: Alright! I can see that, ME DIO must teach you have to be true Jojo villains, Pucci and mes hit it!
  • [Pucci and the Dios start to play We're Number One]
  • Funny Valentine rises out of the ground: Hey!
  • DIO, Kars, Kira, and Diavolo: We're Jojo Villains!
  • Funny Valentine gets sucked back into the ground: Hey!
  • DIO, Kars, Kira, and Diavolo: We're Jojo Villains!
  • DIO: Now listen closely, here's a little lesson in throwing away your humanity, we're going to go down in anime villain history, if your going to be second best Jojo Villain under me, you have to kill a Joestar on the run! [Points to Joseph using the secret Joestar technique] Just follow my moves and sneak around, becareful to not yell Jojo loud enough to make a sound.
  • Kars sees the red stone aja: Oh!
  • [Kars touch's the stone and gets launched in space, eventually he stops thinking]
  • DIO, Kira, and Diavolo: We're Jojo villains!
  • Funny Valentine rises out of the ground: NAPKIN!
  • DIO, Kira, and Diavolo: We're Jojo villains!
  • Funny Valentine getting pulled back into the ground: Eyeball handkerchief!
  • DIO: MUDA MUDA MUDA, now look at this car I stole from a senator, go get your own so we go!
  • [Kira simply walks into the street and an ambulance runs him over]
  • Kira: Save me Killer Queen!
  • Kira's head gets crushed, DIO: Ugh let's try something else.
  • DIO sees Jotaro: Now watch and learn, let's end his life and it with a knife! Wrryyy!
  • [Gives Diavolo a knife, sudden Golden Experience Requiem appears and slaps Diavolo making him die an infinite death]
  • Crying DIO: Why Giorno! What are you doing!
  • [Lucy throws Diego's corpse at Diego making disappear, Jonathan punches Dio Brando melting his body]
  • Jojos (+GioGio): We're Jojo!
  • DIO: Hey stop stealing my song!
  • Star Platinum: ORA ORA ORA ORA
  • DIO explodes, Jotaro: We're Jojo.
  • Rest of the Jojos: Hey!
  • Stone Ocean, Star Platinum, Tusk, Soft and Wet: ORA ORA ORA
  • Crazy Diamond: DORA
  • Gold Experience: MUDA
  • Jojos (+GioGio): Hey! We're Jojo!
  • [Pucci gets shot and the universe resets]

For you @akublossom

Stop using “psycho” and “psychotic” as insults to a character.

Do we have any lube? Like, at this point even some olive oil would [realizes Yurio is also in the room] help me get that drawer unstuck.
—  Yuri Katsuki, a man in need of lube

I feel like for the band and for the boys alone we always have to try really hard to promote them ourselves to get them to number one, but liam shot straight up there??? And it was overnight when a lot of countries were asleep, but I woke up and he was already at number one, that impact is just amazing


FAQ  |  pt. 1  |  pt. 2  |  pt. 3  |  pt. 4  |  pt. 5  |  pt. 6  |  pt. 7  |  pt. 8  |  pt. 9  |  pt. 10  |  pt. 11  |  pt. 12  |  pt. 13  |  pt. 14  |  pt. 15  |  pt. 16  |  pt. 17  |  pt. 18  |  pt. 19  |  pt. 20

art, art, art, arrrrrrt.  okay, i’m done.  except.  also.  y’know.  ART!

Lydia’s a study in disinterest.  Gaze stretching out across campus, lips pursed in judgment of the impromptu Frisbee match forming on the quad, position oriented to scarcely acknowledge that she’s standing with Stiles.

Stiles is tempted to tell her to drop the act because once obsession with someone has been coded into his DNA, there’s not so much as a micro-expression that he’s likely to miss.  He’s definitely already caught on to and catalogued the shrewdness that has been attacking her face all day.  She knows something but she doesn’t know what she knows and she’s been hawk-eyed and predatory ever since she figured out that much.

Stiles is not going to encourage any of that, thanks much.  Side note: why is everyone around him comparable to some type of bird?  Not that he’s thinking about hummingbirds, because he isn’t.  He could be, but he’s not, because he’s in control of his brain and he’s decided: no.  Crap.  Firstly, he’s totally thinking about hummingbirds.  Second-of-ly, what kind of bird would that make him?  Oh man, probably some kind of friggin’ goose.

He hates geese.

Now he knows it’s likely because he’s subconsciously recognized a kinship to them.

“If you had to pick a feathered representation for me, it wouldn’t be a goose, right?”

Years of following his bullet-speed trains of thought has led to Lydia taking that completely in stride.  She doesn’t even bother to look up at him, hand fishing in her purse for her phone to check the time.  “A seabird probably,” she offers, lighting up the screen, “they’re clumsy on land.”

“Well that’s a self-esteem boost I didn’t know I needed,” Stiles says dryly.  “You’re a true humanitarian, Lyds.  Also, the correct answer was secret option C) some kind of dinosaur.  I would’ve preferred stegosaurus, for the record.”

She brushes the hair out of her face, glances at him.  “I could have said a hoatzin.”

Stiles has legitimately no idea what that is.  “Th… anks?”  He thinks. Probably.

“More commonly known as stinkbirds.  You’re welcome,” she confirms.  Her gaze is less glancing, more stripping and Stiles pretends not to notice.  “Expert deflection, Stiles, truly.”  She golf claps mockingly and Stiles glares back at her.  “Now what are you deflecting?”

“If I tell you, they’ll revoke my ‘expert’ status,” Stiles points out smartly, “And rip up my ribbon.  I can’t have that, I’ve already put it in the family newsletter.”

Keep reading