truyorkbity:

AvaLynn was attacked by another student on the school playground. We are fighting for answers and for greater supervision at school.

My friend Lacey Harris’s 5 year old daughter was brutalized by another child on the playground at school this week, in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Her face is swollen and bruised beyond recognition, and the only thing the school can tell her is that they “are investigating”

This sweet little 5 year old girl is terrified to return to school. She is in pain and she has been MAIMED. This needs IMMEDIATE media attention. The school and local news are ignoring the mother’s and loved ones’ cries for help. This family needs justice for what has been done to their poor little angel, and not just to be swept under the rug, as the school district is attempting to do. PLEASE shine some light on this situation and force school administration and news media to get some answers!

The mother has started a GoFundMe page to request help for paying medical bills and legal fees, as it looks as though she’s going to have to pursue this route in order to get any justice at all for her little girl. Please, please, share this link on your page. Even if people are unable to donate, please just help us get the word out on what is going on with this poor family.

This is really heartbroken for me and extremely hard to look at.

This is the link to Ava’s donation page.
Please donate and share and PRAY!
God bless you all!

http://www.gofundme.com/doid6w

ilookincredibeetus:

mishamcfly:

nahshaw:

WHEN I WAS IN 8TH GRADE I DIDN’T HAVE A PHONE OR AN IPOD SO I WOULD LITERALLY PRINT OUT FANFICS AND READ THEM AT SCHOOL

remember the struggle, kids.

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notalickofsense:

TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE

Tagged by uchihasass

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Basics

Name: Amy

Birthday: February 28

Favorite color: Judging by my recent purchases from like the past year, TEAL. Apparently.

Lucky number: 13 always does good things with me

Height: 5’3”

Talents: buying books and NOT READING THEM. It’s hard, but I’m super talented at it.

Last dream you remember: No, you don’t get to know that.

Can you juggle: I WOULD HAVE LISTED IT UNDER TALENTS IF I COULD

Art/sports/both: ??? Like, do I do them? Watch them? Support them?

Do you like writing: Sometimes yes. Mostly I feel compelled to write.

Do you like dancing: I was alone last winter one night and I listened to this one song on repeat and literally romantic slow danced with myself in the kitchen for half an hour. So yeah, I guess I like dancing.

Do you like singing: Yes

Fantasies

Dream vacation: ALL EXPENSES PAID. Oh, what, you meant place? Hmm, most places. Hawaii, Paris, ROME, Korea. I want to go a lot of places.

Dream guy/gal: TOM FUCKING HIDDLESTON IS MY IDEAL. But I’d settle for like Kim Hyun Soo or something.

Dream wedding: I’m having all the food and a really big gown and everything else is whatever. JUST CARE ABOUT THE FOOD. And the husband. But FOOD.

Dream pet: OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG OR A CHOW CHOW. THE FLUFF.

Dream job: Writing tbh. Getting paid to stay up late and type, sleeping in and rolling out of bed right into work in my PJs.

Favourite song: Like, that changes. CONSTANTLY. But one I always go back to is Gravity by Vienna Teng. UGH IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE IT AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE IT.

Favorite albums: Probably an OST from a drama or something, I dunno.

Least favorite song: BLURRED LINES. Gross.

Least favorite album: Whatever album Blurred Lines is on.

Least favorite artist: Robin Thicke GROSS.

Preferences

Guys/girls/both: Guys

Eye color: I don’t really have one?

Humorous/serious: I’d rather have humorous over serious. Like needs to be fun and light hearted, even in the hard times.

Taller/shorter: TALLER HNNNNGH

Biggest turn-off: sarcasm. Mean-spirited joking.

Biggest turn-on: Kindness and gentleness. JUST HNG. Also a deep voice. Saying kind words. FUCK ME.

sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

deanshuggybear:

fozmeadows:

In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist

game of thrones

consulting-criminal-fan:

Shaving your legs. More like yoga in the shower with razor blades.

Sansa and Persephone

oldghiscari:

Mythology tropes repeat themselves again and again in literature. Myths are the bricks of our contemporary storytelling, and GRRM is aware of that. In ASOIAF, many relations can be made with various mythologies, mostly mediterranean, celtic and scandinavian ones.

This text focuses on Sansa and the greek myth of Persephone’s rape. Keep in mind, though, that this correlation does not invalidate other ones. I have more in mind myself I could write about in the future, and certainly other people have even more ideas.

THE MYTH

It is told (mainly from sources like greek poet Homer or latin poet Ovid) that Persephone was the daughter of Ceres (or, in greek, Demeter), the goddess of agriculture. She was a beautiful young girl loved by everyone and most of all by her mother. She loved the flowers and the perpetual spring her mother maintained. She was virginal and pure, and some versions tell she decided to follow the ways of Diana, that is, to live as a virgin. 

Pluto (or, in greek, Hades), the god of the Underworld (and gold…) saw Persephone and her companions playing in the fields. He found himself desperately in love, and saw no other way but to rapt her at this very moment and bring her to the Underworld. The reasoning to that varies. Some say it was a mean trick by Cupid. Others say he, as a powerful god, wanted badly what he knew he could not have.

Ceres was miserable, and the fields rotted and the lands became barren. She looked for help in Heaven, and Jupiter (Zeus), worried with the situation of the land, agreed … unless she had eaten from Pluto’s food, in which case he would not be able to interfere.

In the Underworld, Persephone was made Pluto’s fiancé, crowned with jewels and the finest gowns. When Jupiter came to rescue her, he found she had denied all foods … except for some pomegranate seeds, which she could not resist. 

In that way, all gods involved agreed it was best that Persephone returned to Ceres for half a year, when the lands would prosper and men would be happy. But it was unavoidable that, for the other half of the time, she had to go to the Underworld and reign as Queen besides Pluto, for she had tasted the seeds. In that time, Ceres suffered and the land mirrored her feelings.

THE MEANINGS

In a first layer of reading, Persephone is like a seed. She goes underground, and the land is barren. But comes the spring, she surfaces again and the harvest is plentiful. That is the way of the relation of Ceres and her earth and Pluto and his underground: dreadful, but necessary.

Further on, the figure of the pomegranate seeds, Persephone’s chastity and Pluto’s lust are thematically important. The pomegranate has been used thorough times as a symbol of sex. When it is said the young girl ate the seeds, it can be understood that she had sexual intercourse with Pluto. Most people agree poor Persephone was raped.

SANSA

If Sansa is Persephone, Littlefinger is her Pluto, lustful, powerful and mean; and Catelyn is her wise mother Ceres.

At first, mother and daughter enjoyed plentiful times together and were happy. But then, in A Game of Thrones, they were separated by what we know were Littlefinger’s tricks. From there, things fall apart fast, leading us to A Fest for Crows.

Catelyn is no longer herself, but a shadow consumed by grief, and winter is coming.

If all the awful situations Sansa has been through can be linked to Littlefinger’s misdoings, in AFFC she was in fact kidnapped by him. He offered her a pomegranate …

Petyr cut a pomegranate in two with his dagger, offering half to Sansa. “You should try and eat, my lady.”

“Thank you, my lord.” Pomegranate seeds were so messy; Sansa chose a pear instead, and took a small delicate bite. It was very ripe. The juice ran down her chin.

That shows us how aware Martin is of what he is doing with Sansa’s plot, thematically. 

Unlike Persephone, she did not accept the pomegranate. She chose the pear, and it was as messy as the pomegranate after all, and she ate it all the same, but she chose it.

I want to restrain myself of speculating exactly what it foreshadows, but it certainly is a dark path. With Martin saying that Sansa will have a “controversial” chapter in The Winds of Winter, I can’t help myself but to get scared … It will be winter, and winter is when Persephone is deepest under the ground. But from then, she only grows and grows. And Sansa did not accept the pomegranate, after all. She may have to deal with this terrible god of death and gold, but she will not be passive about it.

© SAM