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DeAnna aka Dee or Meowbooks. Student of Life. Hufflepuff. Whovian.
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I think the “butterfly effect” that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime is not present at Joffrey’s death, and indeed, Cersei has been fearful that he is dead himself, that she has lost both the son and the father/ lover/ brother. And then suddenly Jaime is there before her. Maimed and changed, but Jaime nonetheless. Though the time and place is wildly inappropriate and Cersei is fearful of discovery, she is as hungry for him as he is for her.
The whole dynamic is different in the show, where Jaime has been back for weeks at the least, maybe longer, and he and Cersei have been in each other’s company on numerous occasions, often quarreling. The setting is the same, but neither character is in the same place as in the books, which may be why Dan & David played the sept out differently. But that’s just my surmise; we never discussed this scene, to the best of my recollection.
Also, I was writing the scene from Jaime’s POV, so the reader is inside his head, hearing his thoughts. On the TV show, the camera is necessarily external. You don’t know what anyone is thinking or feeling, just what they are saying and doing.
If the show had retained some of Cersei’s dialogue from the books, it might have left a somewhat different impression — but that dialogue was very much shaped by the circumstances of the books, delivered by a woman who is seeing her lover again for the first time after a long while apart during which she feared he was dead. I am not sure it would have worked with the new timeline.
That’s really all I can say on this issue. The scene was always intended to be disturbing… but I do regret if it has disturbed people for the wrong reasons.
George R.R. Martin responds to fan’s concern over Jaime and Cersei’s scene in “Breaker of Chains” x (via cotilardmarion)

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carryonthefamilybusiness:

The John hate is exactly why JDM has nothing to do with the Supernatural Fandom. Everybody will come to the defense of the villains in a heartbeat[Lucifer, Crowley, Abaddon, etc.] but when it comes to John, the “majority” of the fandom is quick to write him off as the bad guy.

How the FUCK was he the bad guy? Because he didn’t give the perfect life to his sons? Let’s stop and look at the average life of people anymore. Most parents are divorces and drag their children into the divorce, forcing them to pick sides. Most families are broken and miserable. Most parents don’t love each other. John fucking Winchester loved not only Sam&Dean, but Mary as well.

He was never interested in anyone else. He never wanted to be with anyone else. He wanted to work everything out with Mary. They fought. They weren’t perfect. They separated and got back together, but you know what? JOHN WAS IN THE FUCKING WAR. There is a damn good chance he suffered from PTSD. Anyone who suffers any type of PTSD would be able to tell you that it is hard to relate to another person, opening up to another person. That leads to arguing, fighting, butting heads and a lot of time separating. John loved Mary with every fiber of his being and Mary loved him more than anything. Enough so to choose to save his life rather than making a deal to save even one of her parents.

We never saw him lay a single hand on Sam or Dean or even Adam. The time when they were in Heaven and Dean looked scared when mentioning Sam running away? That could EASILY be dismissed as him seeing his dad completely disappointed in him. It does not ever show that he is abused. You want to know why I think its disappointment? Because he idolized his father. To him, no one else could measure. John was his hero. HIS FUCKING HERO. If your HERO yelled at you over messing up, you’d be pretty upset and tore up too. Imagine your parents telling you they were disappointed in you and not in the sense that you failed a class. Imagine a bigger level. Imagine you were being sent to prison for robbing a bank or something. THAT’S WHAT DEAN SAW. HE DIDN’T SEE A FIST COMING AT HIS FACE. HE SAW HIS DAD SEEING HIM AS A FAILURE.

That is NOT abuse.

John loved his boys. John did everything he could to protect them and teach them about hunting. He didn’t do it to force the life on them, he did it to show them that there were things out there that they needed to be scared of. He taught them how to defend themselves. He showed them how to protect themselves from the things that went bump in the night.

He was not perfect and he realized it. But you know what? Instead of seeing the hunt to the end like he always wanted, he chose to save Dean. He shove to deal with over 100 years of hell for his boys. He sacrificed his revenge for his sons to live. Is that a bad dad? No it is not. And hating on the character for what he did in the past is ridiculous. He was mourning. He lost his soul mate, the one person he loved more than himself. If he had the option, I bet anything that he would have sold his soul the night Mary burned on the ceiling. He could have gave them this perfect life. He could have kept them in one school, but then Dean and Sam would have never turned into the men they are now. Without John, Dean and Sam wouldn’t be the amazing characters they are today. Take away the negative in their lives and these two men people are completely in love with. John taught them everything they know.

Bobby helped raise them and acted more as a father, but John taught them what they NEEDED to know.

So no, John Winchester is not the bad guy. He didn’t abuse his children or anything like that. And that is exactly why Jeffrey Dean Morgan has nothing to do with this fandom. It’s because people have warped this amazing character into something that he’s not. They made him into a monster, but the actual monsters in the show are idolized. What sense does that make? He is an amazing actor who played an amazing character that somehow was warped into this “monster” when really, there are far worse out there that have done terrible things to the Winchester boys, yet for some reason because they are misunderstood they get the pass.

John Winchester is the most misunderstood character on this show.

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So, hey. Emotional abuse is still abuse, guys. It’s actually been shown  that John is, indeed, emotionally abusive. While his emotional and mental  health is indeed regrettable it’s completely unacceptable to abuse anyone. His issues don’t absolve him of that responsibility, nor does it excuse anyone else in the show when they do shitty things. Comparing his parenting to other parents is basically saying ‘Hey, other people do worse so it’s totally okay’.

No, I don’t consider him a bad guy or some kind of irredeemable jackass. No, I don’t hate him. Not at all. He’s an interesting, well made character and I appreciate that, but coming from someone with PTSD themselves, personal trauma doesn’t make it okay to hurt people. Especially his sons. His own fucking children who had no one but him to rely on from a very young age. I don’t doubt that he loved them; its been shown many times  that that’s the case. Unfortunately, just loving them didn’t mean he could raise them as happy, healthy individuals. And, frankly, no one can definitively prove whether or not he was ever physically abusive. It’s not written in stone and could go either way.

He did his best, but abuse is still abuse, so, can ya’ll stop just writing off emotional abuse? That’d be great. I have enough doubt of my own abuse being important already.

(I don’t understand the complete demonizing of him, however. Fans are weird.)

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Lord of the Rings : Gender Swapped

Holy shit, can this please happen? Fucking perfect casting

I didn’t know I needed this until just this very minute.

Paul Bettany as Galadriel? Fuck yes.

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( TW: RAPE )

blue-author:

To everyone who thinks that we’re “overreacting” to the character derailing rape scene on Game of Thrones, I’d like to issue the following invitation.

I’m putting the rest behind the cut, because this might be the most triggering thing I’ve ever written. If you don’t understand why people are so angry over this development, please do read on. .

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[4] Mako Mori icons

captalnrogers:

My friend requested that I make her so Mako icons and she got exclusive rights to one she picked, but the rest are posted here for free use for RP blogs or personal fanning with your avatar or whatever you like. Credit is appreciated but I am not expecting amazing feedback. All I did was mess with the color settings. Enjoy! Please like if you use, but again not required.

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i love it when TV shows make references to other TV shows

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now we just need a show that references Supernatural

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Supernatural?

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Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones

"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly

Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” Kevin Spak, Newser

"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. Leanne Aguilera, E! Online

"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It

The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year.  - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon

"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic

"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint

"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes

"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape,  Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times

The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky

His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do.  - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.

It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club

If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate

This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired

"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine

I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon

"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine

"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week

The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com

Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort.  - Sam Adams, IndieWire

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Metatron being Meta.

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slashersivi:

*attempts to draw Michael from memory* ASDGG JKLKJGFYKDDJ

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bluequasar
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xD I *have* been admiring that cosplay a lot.

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Brock Peters started to cry while shooting the testifying scene, without rehearsing it this way, and Gregory Peck said that he had to look past him, instead of looking him in the eye, without choking up himself.

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gwenlightened:

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thinsoundsgood:

This is a picture of me and my two gorgeous best friends. Clearly, we all have very different body types, and you know what? None of us is healthier, prettier or happier than the others because of it.


That’s me on the left. I’m short, super petite, and have about as much muscle mass as a blob of gelatin. Despite being naturally thin, I have always been far from in shape. Not even a month ago, running two minutes at a time was a struggle—now I can run without stopping for more than a half hour.

Felicia, in the center, is probably the most active girl I know. The opposite of me, she’s one of those people that can build muscle just by looking in the direction of a dumbbell. She loves running like I do, and we’ve discussed running a 5k. She’s a big yoga enthusiast and has tried all sorts of different forms that I can’t pronounce, and she’s found free community yoga classes for us to attend together. Also, she has abs of steel, seriously. She’s helping me with my ab workouts. She’s also recently lost over 60 lbs through her active lifestyle and healthy diet.

That’s my friend Maddy on the right. She’s curvy and feminine, but she’s a beast in the gym. Strength training is her thing. She could probably bench press two of me. Not only is she incredibly strong, she’s insanely flexible and an avid pole dancer. We’re taking classes together even though she can spin circles around me on that damn pole, and look gorgeous while she does it.

My friends inspire me so much, and remind me that diversity is lovely. You don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful and confident, nor do you have to look like girls in Nike ads to be strong and fit. You don’t need to weigh a certain number, fit into a certain size, or have a certain appearance to be confident, healthy, or happy. I think that my friends prove that to me.
 
I’ll never be long and willowy like a supermodel, or well-built like all those fitspo girls. I’ll never look like either of my friends, and they’ll never look like me. And that’s ok, because fitness is about being the best you can be, not comparing yourself to others.

Embrace what you have, and help others embrace what they have. Fitness is funner with friends. Get them involved. Take a class, go for a walk, make a healthy dinner together. You’ll always have support and a fun activity to bond over.

this is one of the best things i’ve read on tumblr. Friends come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. May your friendships be everlasting 

I just can’t NOT reblog this. Everyone should read it.

This was absolutely amazing, well worth the time to read, wow. Beautiful.

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tanzie-potatogirl-jaeger:

Oh Ellen, how I love you and the things that come out of your mouth.

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