we are young and stupid and raised by wolves

(this is not real life. these are not pictures of me. I am 25 years old and a woman and passionate about politics and fanfiction and, as far as you are concerned, I only exist online.)

 

The prize for the most ironic costuming of the episode goes to the woman we wrongly dubbed “Malibu Betty,” Miss Bonnie Whiteside. She’s not an updated Betty, like we assumed. She’s a female Pete – except without the hangups. And honestly? She may be the most terrifying character the show’s shown us yet. All the ambition and spite of Pete Campbell, wrapped in a pretty, unassuming package and free of the need for love and approval that’s always held him back.

Tom & Lorenzo

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vaganovaboy:

raisingthe-barre:

Sylvie Guillem/ Laurent Hillaire
Grand Pas Classique

I don’t think anybody will ever be even close to being like her

vaganovaboy:

raisingthe-barre:

Sylvie Guillem/ Laurent Hillaire

Grand Pas Classique

I don’t think anybody will ever be even close to being like her

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?""Keep your word.""What’s a time that you didn’t keep your word, that you now regret?""When I was younger, I told a friend that I’d go with her to get an abortion. And I never showed up."

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Keep your word."
"What’s a time that you didn’t keep your word, that you now regret?"
"When I was younger, I told a friend that I’d go with her to get an abortion. And I never showed up."

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robot friend does not agree. 'failure' is inability to fulfill directive. human has no programmed directive. human evolutionary directive is to live. you are alive. everything else is bonus.

roboticdreams:

I’ve been saving this message in my inbox for a long time because it always makes me feel better. I needed it today. Thank you

Joan doesn’t try to compete with Dawn over who has it worse—a single mom or a minority female—but instead itemizes what they have in common. She laces her hands together and catapults Dawn up over the wall.

Starlee Kine

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Long ago, Peggy and Pete were briefly a thing. It’s hard to remember sometimes what drew them to each other back then but this week it was clear. Neither of them knows how to be happy, how to stop making everything so intense and hard.

Starlee Kine

(Source: capitalnewyork.com)

emilysidhe:

pervocracy:

notsodarling-:

Do you ever see something someone posted, and you’re just like NO YOU ARE WRONG but you think to yourself, “This isn’t the hill I want to die on” so you have to let it go?

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I think tumblr would be a better experience if more people would think this.

WtNV: A Story About Them

emilysidhe:

OK, so I’ve been sitting on some feels and headcanons about this episode, so even though I have to steal my mom’s laptop to do it, I am writing a thing.  I am not sure if this really constitutes a fanfiction or not, but if it does, it will be the first I have ever written, so, here goes -

Many people in Night Vale think that Cecil is all-seeing or all-knowing, that he has some psychic powers or supernatural insights into what is going on in the town.  How else could he report so instantaneously on things that he could not possibly see and hear from within the radio studio?  But they are - for the most part - wrong.  Most of Cecil’s information does come from outside sources:  from the intrepid journalism of his team of qualified yet sadly perishable interns, or called-in reports from friends of the show like Larry Leroy out on the edge of town and, before her disappearance, Old Woman Josie.  Much of the rest of it, Cecil merely extrapolates from the details that they provide.

But there are times, when he’s broadcasting, when he suddenly does know something without knowing how he knows, times when he sees in his mind something he is sure is real and is happening somewhere, without knowing how those visions entered his head.  When the woman from Italy briefly visited Night Vale, he knew what she was doing and knew that he should be reporting on it, without knowing why or how.  (Carlos later told him about the disturbing statements he had made about her while he sounded as though he were in a trance-like state similar to that brought on by the Glow Cloud; he has no memory of these.)  However, he is certain - or nearly certain - that he is not the one doing it.  No flashes of insight of any kind, except what could easily be explained by the processes of his own thoughts, have ever come from him when he is outside the studio, and whenever he has tried to control whatever power it is that comes to him while he is broadcasting, he has failed.  He sees and knows things he does not want to see and know, and he has never managed to procure information on anything he wished to know through other than mundane channels.  The many times that Carlos has been in danger, for instance, whatever mysterious force supplies him with information remained cruelly, stubbornly silent.

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Very, very cool! I go back and forth about how oblivious or naive Cecil is — but he’s definitely more aware of Strexcorp’s intentions in the last few eps, especially since Khoshekh’s injuries. So I can definitely buy this (especially Cecil saying, “He is innocent, and kind,” lol), and it fits with the episode!

An unhappy person is like a strand of hair placed in a door jamb. The slightest activity will snap it in half and that’s all the evidence that will be needed. Lou doesn’t like how his encounter with Sally makes him feel. He needs things to be uncomplicated. So he transfers his discomfort onto Dawn, turns the table so it was she who messed up instead of he. Peggy does the same with Shirley and Don with Sally. Don is so relieved to catch his daughter in a lie—the opposite of how she feels about catching him. It’s like a mini vacation, a little break from his having to feel terrible about himself. He gets to be the dad again, demanding his daughter account for her whereabouts while he doesn’t have to tell her a thing about his. When Sally tells him she knows he’s lying, he turns this on her too. How could she have let him do that? She didn’t say anything for the same reason that Shirley tried not to, too. Becoming an embarrassing reminder will only get you moved farther out of sight.

nuper-satural:

mysweetetc:

nawaazish:

i just need some hardcore hurt!sam fic right now

hello

I’ve read this whole thing (in a week), and just finished listening the podfic of Part 1.  This story is so incredible, so gut-wrenching and heartbreaking, and there just aren’t words.  The podfic is amazing, the voices are so perfect.  I make little gasps and whimpers when I’m listening, my husband probably thinks I’m nuts, haha.  AhHH I need more! :-)

Waaaaaah, thank you!!!  I’m so, so, so glad you love our story that much, and especially Alice’s podfic work on it. She is amazing, isn’t she?  We’re very lucky that she committed so much time and talent to it!

If you haven’t seen them yet, our timestamp masterlist is here. We’re working on the next chapters!