well it was supposed to be but

How are we supposed to sleep when we all know that Emma Swan is currently experiencing crippling white hot panic because she can’t sleep without Killian holding her. Like we discussed last week how she is such a contact comfort person like she needs to feel him near her to feel safe and he is not there and she is curled up in bed crying and he is well-aware that she can’t sleep without him and he too, is experiencing white hot panic and regret and terror and it’s literally killing him that he is trapped in an undersea prison that is preventing him from holding her and she thinks he abandoned her just like every single other person in her life has and she wants to be mad but all she can think about is how she’s sad and she needs her face pressed against his fucking cheek stubble so she can feel safe and okay and I am fucking never falling asleep am I   

The books are based off of Disney’s Hercules movie meaning there are some slight changes: -Luke wasn’t trying to free Kronos from Tartarus. He was trying to free Hades from the river of souls. -Hera was actually nice and Thalia and Jason’s mother, however they fell to earth as well so it sucks to be them. -Chiron is replaced by Phil. -And the Muses show up all the time to sing and help move the plot along.

A complex and interesting personality is not a matter of being isolated, it’s a matter of being deeply connected with and aware of one’s relationship to the whole surrounding cosmos. 

Let’s suppose that I’m preparing to make a date with some lady, and she’s such an individualist that her thoughts are only occupied with herself. She never thinks about anything that isn’t her self. Well, she’s an awful bore! She has nothing to say. She’s not interested in any books, in any landscapes, in any works of art, in any literature, in any other people—she’s a TOTAL bore! But the more, on the other hand, she would be interested in all those things that are supposed to be NOT herself, the more of a colourful personality she becomes. 

So, the rule is to get away from these ideas of the individual as finding his individuality and uniqueness through independence, and rather finding his individuality and uniqueness through being related.

Alan Watts

auricoma  asked:

I have trouble sympathizing with most of the characters in ASOIAF, because none of them represent an ideology I can get behind. Starks are better than Boltons, Stannis is better than Cersei, but they are all unelected hereditary authoritarians. When choosing between 1. Hitler, 2. Stalin and 3. Mussolini, I'd reluctantly go with Mussolini, but I'd much rather choose 4. LEAVE THE PLANET. I don't care who wins the game of thrones. The only winning move is not to play.

I totally get that. GRRM had Tyrion muse on the inherent backwardness of democracy for a reason; we’re never supposed to forget how these characters conceive of power. However, I don’t think that’s an appropriate analogy. Hitler became chancellor as a result of parliamentary politics in the wake of his party doing very well in an election, and none of those three can be called “hereditary” rulers. I’m not remotely saying that this makes popular elections a bad thing, just that I don’t think it’s wise to assume that elections will prevent monsters from rising to power. I’d also argue that it was a very, very good thing for Westeros and in particular the smallfolk of the North that Mance, who didn’t rely on heredity in the least to win his crown, got his ass kicked by Stannis, the avatar of hereditary rule. 

I would also push back on the idea that there are no values in Westeros’ social/political model worth defending: “I charge you to be brave, I charge you to be just, I charge you to defend the young and innocent.” Now, of course, The System itself often fails to reflect those values, but we do see individuals live up to them, and that’s an ideology I can get behind. Take Edmure, for example: “My people. They were afraid.” Or Brienne: “No chance, and no choice.” Or Dunk: “a knight who remembered his vows.” Or, perhaps above all, Davos: “a king protects his people, or he is no king at all.” 

And speaking of the onion knight, allow me to make the case for the one true king. He raised a peasant-born smuggler to knighthood and then lordship, consistently included him in his councils specifically to get the perspective of someone outside the nobility, and is prepared to “make new lords” alongside him. He not only rode to the defense of the realm when no other king would, but after defeating the wildlings so as to eliminate the immediate threat to the North, his next move was to welcome them through the Wall, believing it his duty to defend them from the Others. So, yeah, I too am not fond of hereditary monarchy as a system of governance. However, I think people often miss that Stannis possesses some genuinely radical politics, especially for someone in his position and with his background. Davos, of course, had to convince Stannis to sail to the Wall…but Davos was only in the position to do that because Stannis raised him up, and Stannis specifically made Davos his Hand because Davos will tell Stannis what he does not want to hear, but needs to. And this “a king who still cared” side of him is rooted in his empathy for the downtrodden and defenseless: “When I was a lad I found an injured goshawk and nursed her back to health. Proudwing, I named her.” The difference between that on the one hand, and Cersei and Tywin on the other, is significantly more than the difference between Hitler and Mussolini.

Finally, I don’t think “not playing” is actually an option. Every action is political. 

Love, jealousy (and other inappropriate feelings)

Here it is! My jealously one-shot I’ve been ruminating over!

Best friends shouldn’t fall in love.
But she has.
And now it’s just complicated.

Also on FF.NET and AO3  

A wedding was supposed to be a time for happiness and good cheer. Well, at least that’s what Emma supposes, having only ever been to one wedding before she arrived in Storybrooke and that was in Vegas when she was dragged into a chapel by a drunk couple to be a witness. (She was technically working- trailing a skip - but the pleading puppy dog eyes of the young bride were enough to make her sacrifice a half hour of her time.)

Literature, movies and goddamn society were insistent that a merry time be had on the occasion that two people decided to legally entwine their lives - and so she would. Aided by vodka.

She should be happy. And really she is - hell, her one of her best friends was marrying the love of her life (and though Emma still balked at that term in general, for Mary Margaret Blanchard and David Nolan she was happy to give a pass).

But really, it was awful, terrible, horrendous timing. Because just as one couple was making the ultimate commitment, Emma herself was realizing that she was in love with her best friend. And he couldn’t be more oblivious.

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anonymous asked:

How do they procrastinate?

Noctis: A “productive” procrastinator. Instead of doing work he’s supposed to do, he spends hours organizing his closet or cleaning his room. This is the only time he’d actually voluntarily clean his room.

Prompto: The exact opposite of Noctis in that he doesn’t get anything done while procrastinating. He plays video games for a couple hours, then gets on the computer at 10 pm ready to start whatever he was putting off but ends up on the weird side of Youtube watching conspiracy videos.

Gladio: Underestimates how much effort his work will require and puts it off to the last minute because he works well under pressure. Gladio usually can get a lot done with “due the next day” adrenaline but now and then he gets too much on his plate.

Ignis: Doesn’t procrastinate in the usual sense that he puts off what he’s doing, but Ignis gets so caught up in perfecting his work that he never finishes. Just when he moves on to the next step Ignis thinks of a way to improve the previous work and gets caught up in an endless cycle.

So yesterday this guy needed to cut some paper and asked who was skilled with scissors so he wouldn’t mess it up. And in a reflex I said “Oh I’m great with scissors” (implying the gay), but he didn’t understand what I meant so he asked what I meant. And well there were also younger children around and I didn’t know this guy very well so I made up a story how I like to fold origami and crafts like that

But he got really into it and kept asking about it and he wanted to see some of my works

So long story short that’s how I learnt how to origami

underandover2016  asked:

Skittles- well, Fresh I suppose, popped in, fuming with rage. Now he understands why she ever snapped and said that! "Hey!! Step off my girl or we're gunna have some beef!!"

Allabie: She looks confused not sure how to respond

anonymous asked:

I have a sapphic blog and it is supposed to be, well... For sapphics. But some cis/trans guys and male aligned guys are following us, liking and reblogging stuff. Any tips of what i could do? Block them? Make a post and respectfully ask to everyone male-aligned to unfollow us? I think the blog must be just for girls, since we talk about problems that don't affect guys at all. Thanks anyway

state your boundaries, and make it clear that you dont want guys following you.

if they continue, block em. 

Ain't none of y'all "cared" about Cyborg until now

I’m supposed to believe that you all suddenly care about his design when you didn’t even want him in the movie? Miss me with the bullshit!

Who’s to say that Cyborg won’t get an updated look? It’s been rumored that The Flash is getting another suit so maybe Cyborg will get something else as well.

Anyway, it’s just frustrating that his look is what people are obsessing over. We should be more concerned with getting a “booyah”, which I’m confident he’s gonna do.

I've created a new blog, and i need mods

We’ve witnessed the rather disappointing end to thecottongaslight, so I decided to grab up the url @cotton-ceiling-discourse, to take it’s place. I’m not a lesbian tho, so I don’t feel i have any business running it. Please please please reblog this so the word can spread! I’ll be turning my messaging back on just for this, so if you’re a lesbian who’d like to run a receipts blog hmu. I’ll be inviting up to 3 blogs supposing all goes well, and then I’ll probably be leaving the blog.

Supposing I come across some individual who I can’t make out what kind of a thing he is. I can’t make out where he came from. His accent isn’t American and it isn’t British. It isn’t particularly middle Western and it certainly doesn’t have the overtones of New York or New England. He. Just. Talks. Flat. And as to his style of clothing, it’s utterly nondescript. Well, I think, this is pretty much of a bore. What I like to see in an individuality (in a physical individual) is ways that I can relate him to his ancestry—that he has this little subtle accent or this mannerism or this eccentricity or whatever it is that CONNECTS him with a great background.

—Alan Watts

Like a Fantasy

Anonymous said:  Can you explain that Geoffrey Colo ig photo? is that an us thing cause i have no idea of what it is.

Anonymous said:  I’m so confused, what is that instagram picture supposed to be?

I’ve decided that the Marvel Spies live in the tree outside my house and wait until I leave the house to post things!   In case anyone missed it Colo posted THIS instagram picture this afternoon.  

And that house is super iconic for TV and was the setting for a TV show in the 70′s/80′s Fantasy Island.

Many of you might not know the show but you do know this scene…

Why does this mean anything?  

Well, we have a couple of factors in play.  

First is the show Fantasy Island itself.  On the show Mr. Roarke welcomed his clients to his island.  Part of what made this show so fun is the guest stars changed each week and they would bring in many of the big stars of the day. 

Visitors to the island would come to make their dreams come true….or fix a regret (yeah for reals).   Though this little journey always came with a price (yeap for reals again).  Starting to sound a little familiar? 

It was just easier for me to pull from the Wiki Page for the show. 

Roarke had a strong moral code, but he was always merciful. He usually tried to teach his guests important life lessons through the medium of their fantasies, frequently in a manner that exposes the errors of their ways, and on occasions when the island hosted terminally ill guests he would allow them to live out one last wish. 

Roarke’s fantasies were not without peril, but the greatest danger usually came from the guests themselves. In some cases people were killed due to their own negligence, aggression or arrogance. When necessary, Roarke would directly intervene when the fantasy became dangerous to the guest:

With only a few exceptions, Roarke always made it quite clear that he was powerless to stop a fantasy once it had begun and that guests must play them out to their conclusion.

  • We’re in that Boat too.  AIDA has set the world in motion and I highly doubt she takes time away from whatever the she is up too to intervene.

On the show the Fantasy more often that not turned into a morality lesson or a you had what you wanted all a long kind of thing.  And during the run of the show a handful of guests did decide to live out the rest of their life in the Fantasy.  Which we are also on the watch for.  

Essentially many of the themes from Fantasy Island will be in play in the Framework.  Right up to the unexpected turn of events AIDA’s fixes wrought on the world they are all now prisoner in.

The second thing we have in play….THEY FILMED THERE!   

Colo’s picture of the crane in that post…coupled with:

  • Clark posting a pic there.
  • John posting a pic there.

Meaning at the very least Coulson and Radcliffe are at this fabulous cottage at some point in 16/17 based on IMDB updates.  My early suspicion is that the cottage might belong to Radcliffe or it will be the sight of a fancy party in the Framework.  

Essentially the entire Framework story arc will play out a lot like a stay on Fantasy Island.   Radcliffe and AIDA fixed a regret for each of the hostages, offer a what might have been.  All in an effort to ease their pain, give them a better life, and a better world.  The world has been set in motion and can not be stopped (the die has been cast if you will).  That they are in danger in there, they can die.  And like the show those fixes will take some surprising turns not only for us but for the characters.  We already know that most if not all of them are NOT better off in the Framework despite what AIDA and Radcliffe think.  And in coming out of the Framework they will all have a different perspective on things.  IE Coulson will know that he and Shield make a considerable difference despite some of the bad that has come of it.

A big difference is that on Fantasy Island the guest got to choose the Fantasy they wanted fulfilled.   AIDA chose for the hostages and likely didn’t pick what they would have.  

@sassyeggs74 replied:

For me it was also the Bran assassin plot, which was sort of underwhelming.

Well, yeah, considering it really felt dropped for a while, after all the frantic stuff about it in AGOT. Though it is brought up at the end of ACOK when Cat accuses Jaime, whose response reiterates that it couldn’t have been Tyrion, because he lost the bet at the tourney, and it was Robert who won the dagger from Littlefinger. And the Joffrey thing is part of a general theme in ASOS of characterizing him as trying desperately to prove himself to Robert and failing at it because of his sociopathy. (Stannis’s story about the kittens is another one, where Joff was probably trying to show his dad what a great hunter he was, just like him, and instead got hit so hard he lost teeth; and there’s also his “a strong king acts boldly”, which is how LF probably sold him on killing Ned, because that’s what a strong king like Robert would do.)

But unfortunately, yes, what GRRM mostly did with the assassin plot (until the last half of ASOS, when Joff says he’s no stranger to Valyrian steel and Tyrion has an intuitive leap) was set up who couldn’t have been the one to send the catspaw, not set up who actually was.

@sassyeggs74 replied:

Yes, that’s it! I couldn’t really put into words what my problem was but yeah, that’s it. And I think maybe at that point in the story it no longer seemed important WHO did it, so looping back and explaining it felt a little off but maybe that’s just me.

No, you’re right, especially after Catelyn’s death, the Red Wedding and all, it feels almost pointless? Like, she was the one who really cared who tried to kill Bran, but at the time she died, she thought Bran was dead, so who did it matter to anymore? Nobody really except Tyrion, and by the time the mystery was solved he had a much bigger and far more immediate murder accusation to worry about. Though I suppose the parallels there are important. And maybe, idk, it’ll mean something to Stoneheart, if Jaime tells her, though I doubt she’s rational enough for it to matter.

Nevertheless, the Bran’s assassin mystery was important for GRRM to resolve, along with the other big mystery of the series up until that point, who killed Jon Arryn (and why). Probably the reason is because GRRM thought he was going to do a five-year-gap after ASOS, and after five years those mysteries really wouldn’t be relevant to the characters anymore. And the resolution of those mysteries also signifies the end of the first act: the Stark-Lannister war is over, here’s why it got started, now we move on to the next act. Though hopefully there will eventually be repercussions on the one who used those mysteries to cause chaos and advance himself…