~flies into the sun~

Apparently today is World Book Day, so here’s a list of the books I’ve read so far this year:

  • Life – Keith Richards
  • The Souls of Black Folk – W.E.B. Du Bois
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness  – Michelle Alexander
  • Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)
  • The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
  • Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  • Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Currently Reading: 

  • The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era  – Akhil Reed Amar
  • The Alhambra – Washington Irving

What are you reading?

I wound my heart. I give my poetry its blood to drink. A gem glistens at the bottom of the human river. Red butterflies fly. From my poetry is born a woman bearing a Shiraz moon in a wreath of braided gold. Her eyes glisten with the glow of forest honey and the sadness of eternal fire. In the night, wings sprout on her and she flies to awaken a sun asleep in the beads of pearly sweat on the brow of the lover, in the sadness of the colours hidden in paintings. A woman bearing a Shiraz moon, flying in the night, besieges my sleep, wounding my heart, giving my poetry its blood to drink. I adore her, and I see cities sunken at the bottom of the river springing from her eyes.

Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayyati, tr. F. Wahab, N. Rahman and C. Hotchandani

Hey so I’m thinking about Kara and M’gann again and I wrote some stuff because goddamn it I am gonna build this city from the ground up if it’s the last thing I do.


strange girls in a strange land

It’s never a secret. For the first time in Kara’s thirteen years on Earth, there’s no great revelation. There isn’t anything to reveal.

This weight that she’s carried with her into every relationship outside the Danvers that she’s ever tried to build since she landed—it suddenly becomes inconsequential, when they’re together. The fact that Kara is Kryptonian, that she is Supergirl. The distinction between Kara Danvers and Kara Zor-El and National City’s resident hero. The deception; the disguise.

There’s no pretense between them, no pretending, no parts to play. They meet in the ring as Supergirl and Miss Martian, and then a few days later Kara Danvers shows up at the alien bar—and M’gann knows. It’s not something she needs to deduce or figure out after they’ve known each other a while. She just looks at Kara and she knows—it’s just a simple unconscious observation, as clear to see as the gold of Kara’s hair or the blue of her eyes.

M’gann slides Kara an Aldebaran rum and Kara doesn’t even realize that she’s still wearing her glasses.

Keep reading

  • Neptune: You think we'll catch any perps?
  • Sun: With these awesome moustaches, yeah.
  • Neptune: Oh look there's one now! He's disturbing the peace!
  • *Qrow yells drunkenly strolling out of a bar*
  • Neptune: Sir, are you feeling okay?
  • Qrow: Huh? Okay yeah am I. *stares bug eyed*
  • Neptune: ... sir?
  • Qrow: You're hair is on water.
  • Neptune: How much have you had to drink tonight sir?
  • Qrow: ... *counts on his fingers* What comes after eleven?
  • Neptune: *pulls out baton* Alright sir what's your name?
  • Qrow: Qrow Mother Fucking Branwen.
  • Neptune: C'mon sir -
  • Qrow: Look drunk, I'm not oficer, you're just God.
  • Sun: ... what?
  • Neptune: Qrow Branwen you are under arrest for public intoxi--
  • Qrow: FOR BEING A MOTHERFUCKING BADASS---- *kicks Neptune in the balls*
  • Neptune: *keels over* Officer down...
  • Sun: NEPTUUUUUUUUUUUUUNE!
  • Qrow: Fuck the police I'm legit! *flies away*

anonymous asked:

There are so many BluePaint/Bluetara fanfics but I think the Blue Spirit was Zuko's worst, most selfish self. He robbed people and went against his nation to set a prisoner free. Katara used The Painted Lady to do good things like healing the sick and freeing a town of military bullies. It's fun to read about them teaming up as their alter egos but they weren't on the same moral level. What are your thoughts on the Blue Spirit and on the BluePaint crime fighting duo?

The Painted Lady Versus The Blue Spirit

Yes, Zuko’s alter ego is a lot different than Katara’s. I think they were meant to be opposites. Katara’s alter ego is based on a benevolent spirit. It represents what she is striving to be. Strong and compassionate.

Zuko’s mask is a Japanese Oni. A demon. His alter ego represents what he has been trying to be. A cold and ruthless warrior. It is not who he really is. He takes this role on when he does things that go against his true inner values.

The Painted Lady isn’t her real identity, but it represents who she truly is inside. She dons this persona when she is trying to help others, under the moonlight. Katara is a waterbender and rises with the moon.

Zuko takes on his Blue Spirit alter ego under the cover of darkness also, and there is always a full moon over him. But after he lets Appa go, he is finally being true to himself and following his real values. After he lets the mask go and accepts his real self, the sun rises behind him.

After Katara helps the village, the Painted Lady thanks her under the full moon.

After Zuko frees Appa, he flies into the sun and when he returns to the GAang he is coming straight out of the sun.

Both alter egos involved helping “the enemy”.

They both have the same values deep down.

The Painted Lady was about Katara embracing her inner Yang. The Blue Spirit was about Zuko trying to conceal his inner Yin.