17 4 / 2014

sailorsenshiharuka:

what if age of ultron is like introducing wanda and pietro and it’s like

"the maximoff twins are mu[cut to another scene]"

and then later there’s a fighting and someone goes

"oh god she’s a m[LOUD EXPLOSIONS]"

and then in the aftermath someone’s like

"so you guys are [CAR HORN]ts huh?"

and it just keeps going through the whole movie

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17 4 / 2014

oh my gosh mad men pilot’s twist ending is the best

16 4 / 2014

novangla:

badlybehavedbookworm:

songsofarthur:

badlybehavedbookworm said

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. THIS. THERE MUST BE MORE OF THIS. MOOOOOOOOOORGAAAAAAAN! *claws screen*

oh my :D

well there’s never more of that that ifyouknowwhatimean

but there is a lot of morgan-and-arthur, never fear! at some point I realized that my story has in many ways become the story of their relationship so

yeah

(also I can’t decide if Mordred ships them or is like, disgusted and appalled at his biological parentage)

Mordred: Wait, you did what? To make me? Unmake me! Unmake me! Oh god my eyes. NOOOOO don’t kiss her in front of me.

(But secretly you know he thinks its adorable and conspires to leave them alone together when ever possible.)

*happy family feels*

Right? I think on the one hand he’s like UGH YOU DISGUST ME I KNOW WHAT YOU DID EVEN THOUGH YOU WON’T EVER SAY IT UGH YOU ARE FILTH

but then when he’s around and they’re being delightfully snarky with each other he’s secretly all CLEARLY MORGAN SHOULD BE WITH ARTHUR FOREVER MAYBE NOT IN A SEXY WAY BECAUSE GROSS BUT LIKE LIFE PARTNERS OR SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW BUT GUINEVERE IS CLEARLY MESSING EVERYTHING UP, THAT HUSSY

((p.s. the guinevere feels are themselves complicated because in my story gwen is really the one who convinces arthur to bring modred to court and stop holding him at total arm’s length, etc, and she’s actually kind of pissed that arthur didn’t take in the bb when they got married because guinevere wants to be a mommmmmmm))

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16 4 / 2014

badlybehavedbookworm:

songsofarthur:

badlybehavedbookworm said

THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. THIS. THERE MUST BE MORE OF THIS. MOOOOOOOOOORGAAAAAAAN! *claws screen*

oh my :D

well there’s never more of that that ifyouknowwhatimean

but there is a lot of morgan-and-arthur, never fear! at some point I realized that my story has in many ways become the story of their relationship so

yeah

(also I can’t decide if Mordred ships them or is like, disgusted and appalled at his biological parentage)

Mordred: Wait, you did what? To make me? Unmake me! Unmake me! Oh god my eyes. NOOOOO don’t kiss her in front of me.

(But secretly you know he thinks its adorable and conspires to leave them alone together when ever possible.)

*happy family feels*

Right? I think on the one hand he’s like UGH YOU DISGUST ME I KNOW WHAT YOU DID EVEN THOUGH YOU WON’T EVER SAY IT UGH YOU ARE FILTH

but then when he’s around and they’re being delightfully snarky with each other he’s secretly all CLEARLY MORGAN SHOULD BE WITH ARTHUR FOREVER MAYBE NOT IN A SEXY WAY BECAUSE GROSS BUT LIKE LIFE PARTNERS OR SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW BUT GUINEVERE IS CLEARLY MESSING EVERYTHING UP, THAT HUSSY

16 4 / 2014

schradertater:

If Westeros had a picture book to teach preschoolers the house sigils and words, Eric Carle would write and illustrate it. Inspired by Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

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16 4 / 2014

marauders4evr:

Alright, it’s time for a passionate rant.

I understand why people don’t like Moffat. I really do. And I agree with a lot of the criticisms. And I can respect your opinion that the RTD-era is better. I know that not every Moffat-character is great and that some episodes are pretty bad. But don’t ever say that Moffat ruined every Doctor Who episode that he touched.

This is my favorite Doctor Who episode. No question about it. In my opinion, this episode goes above and beyond to show what Doctor Who is really about. It does a phenomenal job at showing two monsters in this episode. The alien that’s rampaging through the village. And the ‘monsters’ that are in Vincent - his demons, his fears, his anxieties. And both ‘monsters’ are misunderstood. But that’s just one reason why this episode is amazing. You also have the fact that the Doctor originally doesn’t know how to react when Vincent has his emotional attack. This isn’t something that can be fixed with his Sonic Screwdriver or a button in the Tardis. And eventually the Doctor comes up with a solution. He takes Vincent to the museum and I dare you to look me in the eye and tell me that that scene didn’t make you cry. I still bawl every single time I see it. I still bawl every single time I hear the song ‘Chances’. Because this scene means so much to me. I can’t even put it into words.

This episode helped me come to terms with my own depression and anxiety. In fact, I’m willing to admit that this episode helped me overcome my depression and anxiety. The last five minutes alone were so inspirational…This episode has everything that a Doctor Who episode should have: a well-written plot, amazing characters, wonderful scenery, impressive graphics, an interesting monster, and an inspirational message that I will never forget.

So go ahead and hate Moffat as a person. Go ahead and hate most of his episodes and characters. But don’t you dare say that every single one of the episodes in the Moffat-era were horrible and that they didn’t have an impact on everyone. Because this episode had a huge impact on me. So you know what? Thank you, Moffat, for producing my favorite Doctor Who episode.

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16 4 / 2014

2x04 | 4x02

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16 4 / 2014

anachronizomai:

voraciousexpectations:

fiatluxetfactaestlux:

missmarionmac:

justkeepbreathingnow:

when suddenly you have to come up with 4 cute church outfits at once because Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Day

The struggle is real.

Though to be honest, I’m fine. I pretty much always have a good calf-length black skirt and black cardigan at the ready. 

Trying to coordinate with the appropriate liturgical color increases the level of difficulty.

solution: acolyte all the time ;)

this solution is my tribulation

i just want to wear cute outfits that coordinate with liturgical color and mood but nooooo i have to wear black tights and black shoes and then on Easter Day I probably won’t see anyone in my Easter dress UGH SO SAD

bonus challenge is finding an outfit that is appropriate for Easter Vigil, on account of it starts dark and somber and ends with Easter

16 4 / 2014

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16 4 / 2014

catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

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16 4 / 2014

lucrezianoin:

krudman:

the-average-gatsby:

thanks joffrey

What a great message. I wish all characters were this nice. Does anyone know what this is from?

inspirational joffrey should be a meme

16 4 / 2014

comicsalliance:

‘ROBIN RISES: OMEGA’ COULD MEAN THE RETURN OF DAMIAN WAYNE

#about damn time #you mean the grandson of Ras al ghul coming back from the dead? #shock

comicsalliance:

‘ROBIN RISES: OMEGA’ COULD MEAN THE RETURN OF DAMIAN WAYNE

#about damn time #you mean the grandson of Ras al ghul coming back from the dead? #shock

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16 4 / 2014

My favourite arthurian Welsh Triads

fuckyeaharthuriana:

Some of my favourite Welsh Triads, because- no seriously. Pearls.

Three Virgin Knights were in Arthur’s Court:
Bwrt son of Bwrt King of Gascony, and Peredur son of Earl Efrog, and Galath son of Lanslod Lak. Wherever those came, where there might be giant or witch or fiendish being—(such) could not withstand one of those Three Virgin Knights.

Three naturalists of the Island of Prydain. Gwalchmei son of Gwyar; and Llachau son of Arthur; and Rhiwallawn Gwallt Banadlen.

Three Harmful Blows of the Island of Britain:
The first of them Matholwch the Irishman struck upon Branwen daughter of Llyr; The second Gwenhwyfach struck upon Gwenhwyfar: and for that cause there took place afterwards the Action of the Battle of Camlan; And the third Golydan the Poet struck upon Cadwaladr the Blessed.

Three Unrestrained Ravagings of the Island of Britain:
The first of them when Medrawd came to Arthur’s Court at Celliwig in Cornwall; he left neither food nor drink in the court that he did not consume. And he dragged Gwenhwyfar from her royal chair, and then he struck a blow upon her; The second Unrestrained Ravaging when Arthur came to Medrawd’s court. He left neither food nor drink in the court;  And the third Unrestrained Ravaging when Aeddan the Wily came to the court of Rhydderch the Generous at Alclud [Dumbarton]; he left neither food nor drink nor beast alive.

Three Great Queens of Arthur:
Gwennhwyfar daughter of Cywryd Gwent, and Gwenhwyfar daughter of Gwythyr son of Greidiawl, and Gwenhwyfar daughter of Gogfran the Giant.

Three Well-Endowed Men of the Island of Britain:
Rhiwallawn Broom-hair, and Gwal(chmai) son of Gwyar,  and Llachau son of Arthur.

These are great and all but

Three powerful swineherds of the Island of Prydain:
Trystan son of Tallwch, who kept the swine of March, son of Meirchiawn, while the swineherd went on a message to Essyllt to desire a meeting with her, and Arthur desired one pig by deceit or by theft, and could not get it; and Pryderi son of Pwyll, who kept the swine of Pendaran Dyfed in Glencuwch in Emlyn; And Coll son of Collfrewy, who kept the ancient sow of Dallweir Dalben, who went burrowing as far as Penryn Awstin in Cornwall, and there going to the sea, landed at Abertorogi in Gwent Iscoed, and Coll son of Collfrewy having his hand on her bristles, wherever she went on the sea or on the land, and at Maes Gwenith in Gwent she dropped wheat and bees, and from henceforth there is the best wheat there, and from thence she went to Lonwen in Penbro, and there she dropped barley and bees, and from thence there is the best barley in Lonwen, and from thence she proceeded to the Riw Cyferthwch in Eryri, and there she dropped a wolf-cub and an eagle, and Coll son of Collfreuy gave the eagle to Brynach Gwyddel of the north, and the wolf he gave to Menwaed fo Arllechwedd, and these are the wolf of Menwaed and the eagle of Brynach, and thence going to Maendu in Llanfare, in Arvon, and there she dropped a kitten, and Coll son of Collfrewy threw the kitten in the Menai, and she became afterwards the Paluc cat.

16 4 / 2014

sadiesteel:

madamekotty:

glassmountain:

stfuconservatives:

nextyearsgirl:

This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:

The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.

According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.

When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.

So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.

^

(mic drop)

boom

THANK YOU

Exactly.

God I hate to rain on this parade but

Jesus also says that he comes not to destroy the law, but to fulfill it (it’s in Matthew).  Most theologians recognize a difference between ritual law, which Christians need not follow (keeping kosher, circumcision, sacrifices, etc), and theological law and moral law, which Jesus is very closely tied to and supported (not worshipping other gods; taking care of the poor, not killing people, not committing adultery, etc).

What is true is that the law as written in Leviticus is the law of a particular culture at a particular point in time, and deals with all sorts of things that aren’t applicable to us anymore.  And is men lying with men as they do with women a ritual injunction or moral?  It honestly seems much more like a purity law than an ethical law in my view, since the moral laws can be summarized as “love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself”.  Also, the theological and moral laws tend to be reiterated by all the prophets, and I don’t think a single OT prophet yells at Israel for sleeping with the wrong people.  It’s like 75% “you’re worshipping idols and other gods, stop it” and 25% “you’re treating your poor badly, stop it, that’s why Sodom was destroyed”.

What is also true is that the Pauline injunctions that are used against LGB people are kind of vague and, in all likelihood, are more correctly understood as injunctions against hedonism and rape culture than cute monogamous lady-lady couples that raise kids together.

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16 4 / 2014

magicmadzik:

cuttydarke:

maswartz:

I honestly think people forget that the church and state are supposed to be separate. Give me one non-religious reason against same sex marriage. One non-religious reason against stem cell research. One non-religious reason against safe abortions. Go ahead.

I…

The sentiment of this post is sensible but I need to point out that it is quite possible, even common, to have non-religious concerns about stem cell research, and likewise a non-religious concept of a foetus being human enough for abortion to be an ethical dilemma. Insisting on defining the issue only through the extremes of religious vs non-religious misses the point and leaves all of the actual women who have to deal with abortion stranded without sufficient support.

Yeah um same-sex marriage does not belong in the same category as abortion.  One is a good happy thing that recognizes love and creates stability and has literally no good non-religious reason to oppose; the other is a complicated medical procedure that is sometimes a necessity but usually a last resort and often puts the patient through serious emotional times and puts an end to some kind of living thing, whether you think that thing has rights yet or not.

The disagreement over abortion is whether or not a fetus (which we all recognize is a future infant) has the same right to life as an infant.  The disagreement over same-sex marriage is whether or not the state should recognize couples that some people think shouldn’t be having sex.

And even within religious views over things, the religious principles that are at question here are do not kill versus sexual taboo.  Non-religious people tend to believe that not killing is important, too — the question is really a matter of who is protected and what killing is justified vs. not, not whether killing is a good or bad thing.  Sexual taboo, otoh, doesn’t harm anyone in a classically-liberal sense, and therefore shouldn’t be enforced by law.