What’s the opposite of two?
A lonely me, a lonely you.
― Richard Wilbur, Some Opposites.
Lucy Liu as
AragornArawend, daughter of Arathorn—healer, warrior, Ranger of the North, Isildur’s heir, and High Queen of Gondor and Arnor. After leading the army of the West in the final defeat of Sauron’s forces, she was crowned Queen Elessar, also called Envinyatallë, the renewer. First in the line of Telcontillë, her reign was marked by great harmony and prosperity within the reunited kingdom, and renewed cooperation between the races. She died at the age of 210, after a reign of 120 years.
(part of the series YOU LOOK UPON A WOMAN, a project which reimagines Lord of the Rings with a cast of women of color)
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It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us, too. There will be days where you feel all alone. And that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold onto hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope. People need that. And even if you fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye. But we will carry a piece of each other into everything that we do next, to remind us of who we are. And of who we’re meant to be. I’ve had a great four years with you, and I’ll miss you all very much.
But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.
This is what rape culture looks like.
This is what misogyny looks like."
Angel: Some threat, you can barely stand. Riley: Trigger finger works just fine. Angel: You actually sleep with this guy?
“Emma’s eyes were instantly withdrawn; and she sat silently meditating, in a fixed attitude, for a few minutes. A few minutes were sufficient for making her acquainted with her own heart. A mind like her’s, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress. She touched — she admitted — she acknowledged the whole truth. Why was it so much worse that Harriet should be in love with Mr. Knightley, than with Frank Churchill? Why was the evil so dreadfully increased by Harriet’s having some hope of a return? It darted through her, with the speed of an arrow, that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself!”
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This music has been playing in my apartment all week
but let’s talk about steve speaking multiple languages. sometimes he and natasha have conversations about missions in like eight different languages at a time just to piss fury off
or like he’s out at some event for like Wounded Warriors with Nat and Sam, if someone recognizes him he starts speaking in perfect Russian with Natasha so the people will be like “oh…lol guess not” so as not to take the focus away from the cause
while we’re at it, let’s talk about Steve’s photographic memory, which hasn’t been shown on screen since the first cap movie, but let’s just talk about it because maybe sometimes when they’re bored (very very rarely), he and nat will have contests to see who can memorize the most about maps or blueprints in the shortest amount of time (Sam judges, of course. Nat tries to be seductive to increase her chances of winning, which works until Steve smiles at Sam, and then there’s the other issue of Sam just wanting to get in both their pants at the same time).
also can we talk about how the next time the avengers meet up, tony sees steve and nat being best friends and tony’s just like “this is worst thing that could have possibly happened in those two years, mandarin included”
can we just talk about steve (and nat and sam)
but also what about while they’re searching for Bucky, every few weeks Nat will literally just pop out of nowhere and grab the binoculars out of Steve’s hands and go, “What are we looking at?” and Sam will go into battle mode and try to punch the new intruder and it just ends badly for all. and then Nat will be gone the next day and every time Sam is like “Okay, next time I got this. No surprises, I got this. I am a trained soldier, man. Nobody’s gonna be sneaking up on me.” and Steve just looks at him dubiously
and how about when Tony finds out that his parents were assassinated, Natasha pulls him into a big hug and Tony is so shocked by the affection from her that he just stops and he thinks maybe her friendship with Steve hasn’t been so bad after all
and maybe when Sam gets the official invite to be part of the Avengers, it’s so unexpected and he gets so fucking fired up that his wings just pop open like an excited boner and he accidentally ends up smacking Bruce into a wall and unleashing the Hulk. and as he’s running alongside Cap trying to minimize the damage, he’s panting like, “This won’t count against me, right??”
but thor taking a particular liking to bucky when he joins the team because the whole “troubled loner” shtick reminds him of loki and steve is super offended by the comparison and tony is just like “to be fair, that chihuahua yesterday reminded him of loki, he’s not exactly setting a high bar here” and steve just stares at tony because that helps zero percent
bucky secretly pleased that now he’s back to being at least as strong as steve, even if he doesn’t like to think about the reasons why. no better feeling than pulling an alien off his best friend so he can kick it in the face. steve grins bloody and bruised and says, “i had him on the ropes” and bucky rolls his eyes and nat’s voice comes over the comm, telling them to stop flirting, there’s another baddie on their three o’clock
bucky passing someone on the street calling captain america boring and bruce literally has to threaten going hulk to stop bucky from walking over and beating down the heckler
clint and sam becoming buddies and partners because they work so well together, with sam lifting clint to wherever he needs to be during a battle and clint able to take down anyone in the air that sam’s fighting without hitting sam. they end up being able to anticipate each other’s moves without even looking and tony loves their friendship because of all the bird-related puns he gets to throw at them
bruce telling natasha she seems different the next time he sees her and she nearly puts her guard up until bruce finishes with, “more at peace. it looks good on you.” and then she smiles, honestly pleased, and says, “a good support system will do that to you” as she looks over at their team