The end of the beginning
glamdamnit:

My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth” are meant to be Sarah dreaming, or are they real? Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie (or any instance of David Bowie in tight pants), I’d like to take this opportunity to put so much thought into this children’s movie, that it’ll blow your mind.
So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?
In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah’s father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.
Many stories of the fairy world tell us that time moves differently there than in our world (Rip Van Winkle for one). In the time it took for Jareth to build his kingdom, which he may have thought was little more than a few years, Sarah grew old and died.
Overcome by grief and addled by a lifetime spent in a strange world filled with monsters, Jareth goes mad. He refuses to believe that he has lost his love. He searches the mortal world from his castle, looking for her.
Sarah is Hebrew name. So, it is common, and has been in use for thousands and thousands of years. It does not take long (for him) to find a dark haired girl named Sarah, who has a younger sibling, and who feels that she is treated unfairly by her step mother. In a fit of rage he kidnaps this other child and spirits it away to the fairy world. Perhaps this new Sarah dies in the quest to find the child, perhaps she wins her sibling back and flees.
Jareth searches the mortal world from his from his castle, looking for her.  It does not take long to find a dark haired girl named Sarah…
This is how Jareth becomes the goblin king. Every goblin in the goblin city is a child Jareth has stolen, who was not recovered by a Sarah. (he told the current Sarah that Toby would become a goblin if she did not find him in time)
This is why he builds the maze. The magic bog, the junk yard of useless treasures, all tricks to slow Sarah down. Because if he can only have his Sarah for the time it takes for her to regain the stolen child, he will make it take as long as possible, keep her as long as possible.
This is why there exists in our world a book containing the story. Because it has happened before. So many times. At some point some lucky Sarah must have returned to our world to tell the story.
This is why when the most recent Sarah first meets Hoggle at the start of the labyrinth, and introduces herself; “I’m Sarah”, Hoggle responds “That’s what I figured.”
Because of course she’s Sarah.
They were all Sarah.

OH FOR FUCKS SAKE! The feels man… fuck you very much. I’m going to go cry in a corner now. Seriously though, the person who came up with this is a freaking genius.

glamdamnit:

My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth” are meant to be Sarah dreaming, or are they real? Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie (or any instance of David Bowie in tight pants), I’d like to take this opportunity to put so much thought into this children’s movie, that it’ll blow your mind.

So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?

In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah’s father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.

Many stories of the fairy world tell us that time moves differently there than in our world (Rip Van Winkle for one). In the time it took for Jareth to build his kingdom, which he may have thought was little more than a few years, Sarah grew old and died.

Overcome by grief and addled by a lifetime spent in a strange world filled with monsters, Jareth goes mad. He refuses to believe that he has lost his love. He searches the mortal world from his castle, looking for her.

Sarah is Hebrew name. So, it is common, and has been in use for thousands and thousands of years. It does not take long (for him) to find a dark haired girl named Sarah, who has a younger sibling, and who feels that she is treated unfairly by her step mother. In a fit of rage he kidnaps this other child and spirits it away to the fairy world. Perhaps this new Sarah dies in the quest to find the child, perhaps she wins her sibling back and flees.

Jareth searches the mortal world from his from his castle, looking for her.  It does not take long to find a dark haired girl named Sarah…

This is how Jareth becomes the goblin king. Every goblin in the goblin city is a child Jareth has stolen, who was not recovered by a Sarah. (he told the current Sarah that Toby would become a goblin if she did not find him in time)

This is why he builds the maze. The magic bog, the junk yard of useless treasures, all tricks to slow Sarah down. Because if he can only have his Sarah for the time it takes for her to regain the stolen child, he will make it take as long as possible, keep her as long as possible.

This is why there exists in our world a book containing the story. Because it has happened before. So many times. At some point some lucky Sarah must have returned to our world to tell the story.

This is why when the most recent Sarah first meets Hoggle at the start of the labyrinth, and introduces herself; “I’m Sarah”, Hoggle responds “That’s what I figured.”

Because of course she’s Sarah.

They were all Sarah.

OH FOR FUCKS SAKE! The feels man… fuck you very much. I’m going to go cry in a corner now. Seriously though, the person who came up with this is a freaking genius.

1 week ago with 74035 notes via glamdamnit


The location of common rooms

The location of common rooms

  • Gryffindor: Tower! The highest fucking tower, fuck yeah! TOWER!
  • Hufflepuff: But don't you think that's a bit far away from everything, they'll have to climb dozens of stairs every day...
  • Gryffindor: TOWER!
  • Hufflepuff: Oh, for the love of...
  • Slytherin: I'm going for under the lake, LIKE A SUPER-SECRET LAIR!
  • Hufflepuff: But Salazar, won't that be a bit dreary? And we'll have to add dozens of charms to keep it dry, it will take loads of magic...
  • Slytherin: Super. Secret. Lair.
  • Hufflepuff: Fine! Fine, we'll spend bloody hours drying out some rooms under the lake, Merlin. Rowena, what about you?
  • Ravenclaw: Tower.
  • Hufflepuff: But...all the stairs, the isolation from the other houses...
  • Ravenclaw: Exactly. They'll focus better if they're miles away from everything else. Also, anything he can build, I can build better.
  • Hufflepuff: Seriously? You're going to compete over towers?
  • Gryffindor: GOING DOWN ROWENA!
  • Slytherin: Underground is better.
  • Hufflepuff: For fuck's sake, I give up. If anyone wants me, I'll be in the kitchens.


wilwheaton:

realizethestrength:

It enrages me that the “source” of this specifically says he doesn’t give a shit about crediting artists. This isn’t Wil’s fault, it’s the asshat who took it from the artist.


This is done by the amazing Electric Alivia.

Credit, where credit is due.

Come on, Internet … it’s super shitty and just plain WRONG when you take credit away from someone who makes an awesome thing. We want people to make awesome things, right? So let’s give credit to the people who make awesome things, so they’ll make more awesome things.

Look, if I made a thing and someone took the credit off of it, I’d be damn furious. Just leave it, it takes longer to take it off than it does to leave it on you fucks.

4 months ago with 5701 notes via wilwheaton, from got-avengers


laughterkey:

heyveronica:

This is a photo of Arielle Lipsen (a good friend of mine) who was thrown to the ground and hit with the butt of a DEA agent’s rifle. She is now wrongfully being charged with assaulting a federal agent during a DEA raid of her sister’s smoke shop in Texas. Her sister gave the following statement to a local news site:

“She was having a conversation with a female agent, and trying to give the agents the lock code,” Ilana Lipsen claimed. “She was trying to tell them there was no key, but a code. There were too many officers and about half of them were doing nothing, then this one agent charged at her, threw her, kicked her legs out from under her, and when she was falling, her leg brushed up against his leg. That’s when he said ‘you’re trying to beat a federal agent’ and shoved the butt of his rifle into her neck.” (via BigBendNow)

Arielle reached out to me last night asking if I could help get eyes on her story because not only is she being wrongly accused, but her bond restrictions are insane. She said: "Part of the bond restrictions is that my sister retract all her statements from the press and say that I was never assaulted and that she lied."
There are a lot more details here, here and here.
She asked me if I could get people’s eyes on this story. This is a thing to scream about. There’s no reason for a federal agent to put his hands on an unarmed, unthreatening citizen. Not only was she assaulted (LOOK AT THAT PHOTO) but now they might actually send her to jail.

Wow. Can they put restrictions like that on her bond?? They won’t let her out unless they tell the press they lied? I can’t eve wrap my brain around that.

Well this is just fucking ridiculous. If these asshats had half a brain between the two of them, they’d know that they’re not dealing with drug dealers, and these people WILL complain, and complain loudly. And they have every freaking right to. I’m not a fan of the “fuck the police” mentality, but this shit’s getting out of hand yo.

laughterkey:

heyveronica:

This is a photo of Arielle Lipsen (a good friend of mine) who was thrown to the ground and hit with the butt of a DEA agent’s rifle. She is now wrongfully being charged with assaulting a federal agent during a DEA raid of her sister’s smoke shop in Texas. Her sister gave the following statement to a local news site:

“She was having a conversation with a female agent, and trying to give the agents the lock code,” Ilana Lipsen claimed. “She was trying to tell them there was no key, but a code. There were too many officers and about half of them were doing nothing, then this one agent charged at her, threw her, kicked her legs out from under her, and when she was falling, her leg brushed up against his leg. That’s when he said ‘you’re trying to beat a federal agent’ and shoved the butt of his rifle into her neck.” (via BigBendNow)

Arielle reached out to me last night asking if I could help get eyes on her story because not only is she being wrongly accused, but her bond restrictions are insane. She said: "Part of the bond restrictions is that my sister retract all her statements from the press and say that I was never assaulted and that she lied."

There are a lot more details here, here and here.

She asked me if I could get people’s eyes on this story. This is a thing to scream about. There’s no reason for a federal agent to put his hands on an unarmed, unthreatening citizen. Not only was she assaulted (LOOK AT THAT PHOTO) but now they might actually send her to jail.

Wow. Can they put restrictions like that on her bond?? They won’t let her out unless they tell the press they lied? I can’t eve wrap my brain around that.

Well this is just fucking ridiculous. If these asshats had half a brain between the two of them, they’d know that they’re not dealing with drug dealers, and these people WILL complain, and complain loudly. And they have every freaking right to. I’m not a fan of the “fuck the police” mentality, but this shit’s getting out of hand yo.



shitthesignssay:

"Scorpio accidentally volunteering to do something"

shitthesignssay:

"Scorpio accidentally volunteering to do something"



craftymcclever:

come on you know you want one

HAHAHAHA!

craftymcclever:

come on you know you want one

HAHAHAHA!

6 months ago with 5 notes via craftymcclever


i-come-by-it-honestly:

John Scalzi gets it.

I’ve never been menaced by a man. Mostly because I’m not willing to put up with shit, and will hit if I’m hit back, and guys who like to abuse their women don’t tend to like me much. Idk, maybe it’s cause I’m fat? *shrug* But I agree with the rest. 



How to help a friend suffering from:

roleplaytipsandadvice:

goldstarrps:

Depression: Tell the person suffering from depression that you’ve noticed that they seem down or depressed lately. (Unless they have already told you that they are suffering from depression.) If so, tell them that since you now know that they’re sad that you want to help. This will be very re-assuring to them. Sometimes the depressed don’t even feel like telling anyone because of the stigma associated with depression. Also, make them feel like they are needed. Talk to them when you are upset about something or when you want to vent. Trust them with things that you wouldn’t tell just anyone else. This makes them feel very important to you. Depression lies to them and makes them feel like they aren’t needed by anyone. This acknowledgment that you know how bad they feel may be the little “push” they need to start talking about it, and maybe even seek help.

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When talking about On the Road

When talking about On the Road

  • April: oh god
  • April: i"ve heard of that....
  • April: she....
  • April: nope
  • Missi: She what?
  • April: not gonna talk about it
  • Missi: SHE WHAT?!
  • April: SHE GIVES HIM AND THE OTHER GUY IN THE PICTURE HANDJOBS IN THE MOVIE AND THEN HAS AN ORGY WITH THEM AND OTHER PEOPLE
  • Missi: THIS IS NOT OK
  • Missi: GET THIS BITCH OUT OF HOLLYWOOD
  • April: LOL!!
  • Missi: STOP HIRING UGLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO TALENT WHATSOEVER
  • Missi: SERIOUSLY
  • April: You almost made me spew water out of my nose!
  • Missi: I DON'T CARE IF YOU'RE UGLY AND CAN ACT, THAT'S GREAT
  • April: lol!!
  • Missi: BUT IF YOU'RE UGLY, HAVE NO TALENT, CAN'T ACT, CAN'T EXPRESS EMOTION OF ANY KIND, AND ARE JUST A PLAIN ASS KRISTEN STEWART
  • Missi: GET THE FUCK OFF MY SCREEN
  • April: LOL!!!
  • Missi: THERE IS NO REASON FOR HER TO BE FAMOUS
  • April: HAHAHAHAHAHAA
  • Missi: WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK
  • Missi: BURN THE WITCH
  • April: +1 MISSI
  • April: Missi wins the internet today


Best, thing ever….