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#as small and minimal as it is this is one of my favorite moments from the episode #because in actuality it means so much for them on a grander scale #when was the last time either of them smiled this wide #let alone in each others presence? #they’ve spent the first half of their lives being abandoned forgotten tricked and pained #and the second half using every ounce of themselves to cut off from emotion and cement in blockades #and in all that both killian and emma never imagined they’d be here #in a single moment with no villains to chase and no issues to repair #no boundaries that sear them every time they try to step outside the internal walls #they can just /smile/ #and the only thing that hurts is how stretched their jaws are and /nothing/ else #the pain is gone #and it’s all because they found each other #fell in love with one another #and let each other inside #together they are unafraid and effortlessly happy

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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

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championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.

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1010meha:

OK SO THE 

Principality of Wy

IS A LEGIT MICRO-COUNTRY

HERE’S THE PRINCE:

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AND SO APPARENTLY THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE KNOW THIS COUNTRY EVEN EXISTS is because

THATS RIGHT PEOPLE

HETALIA.

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SO THE PRINCE WAS SO GRATEFUL TO HIDAKEZ HIMARUYA

HE PAINTED THIS:image

NOTICE WY WITH HER TRADEMARK CLOTHING, HAIR AND PAINTBRUSH.

AND SEALAND IN THE BACKGROUND

GODDAMN HETALIA

YOU HAVE ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE PRINCE OF WY

WOW 

JUST

WOW

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Okay, but this movie wins the award for Best Use of Manpain, tho.

In any other movie, Raleigh would’ve spent 90 minutes being like MY PAIN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID WAR, and instead, he snaps back into action as soon as he meets Mako. That’s awesome. But what floors me is that he uses his own grief to help Mako survive hers. He knows how awful it is to lose your family. He knows what she’s going through. And instead of whining or thinking his pain makes him entitled to opt out of his responsibilities, he empathizes with Mako, supports her, and encourages her.

Raleigh’s greatest strength is his compassion. And that’s the kind of male hero I’d like to see on my screen, please.

Plus, like, a bazillion more movies about Mako Mori.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

All agreement.

Let’s talk about Stacker Pentecost in light of this, though. Because we learn, towards the end of the movie, that the day he met Mako is the day he lost his partner. He gets out of that jaeger after having piloted it alone, after having his body burned for hours by toxic radiation, after losing the person he was mentally linked to (family? partner? friend?) and what does he do? He adopts a young girl, and more than that, he promises her her right to revenge if that’s what she wants. Tries his best to keep her safe but gives her the tools and skills and support and eventually permission to fight. Respects her enough to rely on her. Gives her a home and family and meaningful, important vocation during the goddamn apocalypse. Let’s talk about the kind of masculinity that uplifts others that completely. That takes all kinds of pain and stands up in the face of it because of the people who need to see him still standing. That has purpose and drive and passion but above all understands other people and believes in them.

Stacker fucking Pentecost everybody.

I have a friend who thinks Pacific Rim is the best expression of true, non-toxic, GOOD masculinity in recent times.

^ THIS.

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