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Apparently, Bad, and Comfortable: theladyzephyr: Folks let me talk about Crowley and sunglasses, because I have a lot of emotions about when he wears them and when he doesn’t, and Hiding versus Being Seen. We’re introduced to the concept of Crowley wearing glasses even before we’re introduced to Crowley, by Hastur: “If you ask me he’s been up here too long. Gone native. Enjoying himself too much. Wearing sunglasses even when he doesn’t need them.” Honestly Crowley’s whole introduction is a fantastic; we learn so much about his character in a tiny amount of time. The fact that he’s late, the Queen playing as the Bentley approaches, the “Hi, guys” in response to Hastur and Ligur’s “Hail Satan”. I like this intro much better than the one originally scripted with the rats at the phone company, but I digress. Crowley wears sunglasses when he doesn’t need them. Specifically, he still wears them around the demons, and when he’s in hell. You know where Crowley doesn’t wear glasses? At home. We never once see him wearing glasses in his flat, except for when he knows Hastur and Ligur are coming. That’s an emotional kick to the gut for me. Here’s one of the only places Crowley’s comfortable enough to be sans glasses, and when he knows it’s going to be invaded he prepares not just physically with the holy water, but by putting up that emotional barrier in a place where he wasn’t supposed to need it. An argument could be made that Crowley actually never needs glasses. We’re shown that it’s well within the angels’ and demons’ powers to pass unnoticed by humans. Crowley and Aziraphale waltz out of the manor in the middle of a police raid, and going unnoticed by the police takes so little effort that they can keep up a conversation while they stroll through. Even an unimaginative demon like Hastur apparently doesn’t have trouble with the humans losing it over his demonic eyes. The humans in the scene at Megiddo are acting like “this guy is a little weird” and not “holy shit his entire eyeballs are black jelly” That means that Crowley’s glasses are a choice, just like Aziraphale’s softness. Sure, he could arrange matters so that nobody ever noticed his eyes, but he doesn’t want to. Crowley wants acceptance, and he wants to belong, and he’s never, ever had that. He didn’t fit in before the Fall in Heaven, he doesn’t fit in with the demons in Hell. With the glasses, and with the Bentley and his plants and with the barely-bad-enough-to-be-evil nuisance temptations, he’s choosing Earth. This is where he wants to fit in, perhaps not with the humans, but amongst them. Even after Crowley is at his absolute lowest, when he thinks Aziraphale’s dead and he’s on his way to drink until the world ends, he takes the time to put a new pair on when the old ones are damaged. He needs that emotional crutch right now, even with everything about to turn into a pile of puddling goo he’s not ready for the world to see his eyes. Which is why I swore out loud when Hastur forcibly takes them off. It’s about the worst thing that Hastur could have done. Rather than leading with a physical threat, his first act is to strip away Crowley’s emotional defences. It’s a great writing choice because god it made me hate Hastur, even more than all the physical violence we see him do. It’s also the moment that Crowley really truly gets his shit together, and focuses all of his considerable imagination on getting to Tadfield and Aziraphale to help save the world. He’s wielding the terrifyingly unimaginable power of someone who’s hit rock bottom and realised it literally could not get any worse than this. He doesn’t put another pair of glasses on after discorporating Hastur, and he spends the majority of the airbase sequence without them. He puts them back on again, I think, at the moment that he really lets himself hope. When he thinks ‘shit, there may be a real chance that we get through this to a future that I don’t want to lose’. The vulnerability is back, and he needs Adam to trust him. In Crowley’s mind being accepted by a human means he needs to have his eyes hidden. Someone give the demon a hug, please. Interestingly, there’s only one time in the whole series that we see Crowley willingly choose to take his glasses off around another person. Only one person he’ll take down that barrier for, and even then he’s drunk before he does it. Dear God/Satan/Someone that makes my heart ache. Crowley’s chosen Earth, but he’s also chosen Aziraphale. He’s been looking for somewhere to belong his entire existence, and it’s with the angel that he finally feels it. When the dust settles and the world is saved and they finally have space to be themselves unguarded, I like to imagine Crowley takes off the glasses when it’s just the two of them; the idea of being known doesn’t scare him quite so much anymore.  
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Children, Funny, and Girls: thebuttkingpost Greek mythology: aren't the god great they only sexually harassed my wife and turned one of my children into a stag beetle this week Norse mythology: dînghïr cene nüt got his name when he killed a lizard the size of every mountain in the world without Odin's permission so Odin thought it would be funny to punish him by making him fart so hard one of his nuts flew off wait-whereami Chinese mythology: This guy just shot down 9 of the 10 suns scorching the planet but he's mean now so his wife and her rabbit overdosed on immortality pills and floated into the moon so he won't be a tvrant forever and we made cake in her honor dominawritesthings Yoruba mythology: a project team of gods was sent to earth on THE most massive project ever and the men decided to exclude the lone woman on the team because har har girls suck, and she responded by taking ALL OF THE WATER ON EARTH and watched the men take L's until the team lead made them take her back This same goddess is the one a group of male human villagers had to appeal to when the women of their village got so pissed off at their fuckery, they literally left and set up shop somewhere else and had zero plans of coming back notavodkashot Aztec mythology: Tezcatlipoca is at it again. Which Tezcatlipoca? Does it even matter at this point? Also, Quetzalcoatl had a bright idea again. It ended up in disaster Again taraljc rish mvthology: local queen kicks husband out of bed for trying to prove he brought more to the marriage. this results in supremely vicious and bloody war over a cow that ravaged Ulster and Connacht nonasuch the talmud: these rabbis are basically LotR wizards as scripted by Mel Brooks. one time Rabbi Eliezer got so mad about an argument over how to make an over kosher that he destroyed 1/3 of the world's crops. it would have been all of them but when they sent someone to tell him he was excommunicated for the oven fight he broke the news gently also he tried to murder Rabbi Hillel with a tidal wave but Hillel rebuked the wave so that was done. runawaymarbles Sumerian mythology: The water god cheated on his wife with his great great granddaughter so now all his limbs are pregnant Source: thebuttking... #greek mythology #mythology #chinese mythology Mythology in 5 seconds
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cnn.com, Detroit, and Fake: 548 FOX 29 News at Nine FOX 29 CURRENTS SAN ANTONIO 71° JESSICA HEAD LEY 71° KERRVILLE 69° TEXASAL CASE ARISING FROM THE DEATH OF A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY ON A WATE SPORTS NHL DETROIT 2 MONTREAL CARARIN SI <p><a href="http://waitingforgalois.tumblr.com/post/172602028139/hello-kitty-senpai" class="tumblr_blog">waitingforgalois</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://hello-kitty-senpai.tumblr.com/post/172468162052/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-pennamites" class="tumblr_blog">hello-kitty-senpai</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/172466565062/pennamites-castle-engineer" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://pennamites.tumblr.com/post/172466056952/castle-engineer-diarrheaworldstarhiphop" class="tumblr_blog">pennamites</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://castle-engineer.tumblr.com/post/172465935569/diarrheaworldstarhiphop-this-is-one-of-those" class="tumblr_blog">castle-engineer</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://diarrheaworldstarhiphop.tumblr.com/post/172465577419" class="tumblr_blog">diarrheaworldstarhiphop</a>:</p> <blockquote><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="109" data-orig-width="578"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f5009587c75dfb2af3a5127ccb865f6a/tumblr_inline_p6hh0fW1OV1qg6gjx_540.png" data-orig-height="109" data-orig-width="578"/></figure></blockquote> <p>This is one of those things that I already knew was true, but seeing it so blatantly displayed makes me feel like like I am finding out about it for the first time.</p> </blockquote> <p>CIA is getting lazy</p> </blockquote> <p>O.o</p> </blockquote> <p>“It’s just a script whats the problem lol” the problem is that Fox, CNN, CBS, and all the other channels repped here, despite claiming to be different companies with different viewpoints, all had the exact same script, word for word, to push the exact same viewpoint that smaller, independent news outlets are Fake News and “A Threat To Our Democracy.” <br/><br/>The fact that they have scripts isn’t the problem. The problem is they all, each and every one, have the exact same script down to the letter and in some cases the fucking inflection, which basically reads “small news stations are untrustworthy and a Threat to your Way Of Life, only trust Us, We Are Verified.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Hey so this is actually an inaccurate thing. These are all (or at least mostly) local stations, owned by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Broadcast_Group">Sinclair Broadcast Group</a>, the largest television station operator in the country. </p><p>They have a very conservative and especially pro-trump slant, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/business/media/sinclair-news-anchors-script.html">and they sent out this script to every news</a> station they own as a “must run” segment. Meaning that if a station didn’t run it, a<a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/opinions/sinclair-anchors-scripted-comments-greenhouse/index.html"> lot of those people would be out of a jo</a>b. <a href="https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/sinclair-employees-filmed-that-dystopian-trump-pro.html">A lot of reporters for these local stations have anonymously voiced their disgust with it, but they have been largely fucked over and can’t do anything about it</a></p><p>This is actually an attempt at trying to get americans to actively distrust major news networks like the National Fox News, CNN, etc., so that more viewers will tune into their local stations which are run by Sinclair. </p><p>Don’t fall for this, quit trusting reactionary posts on tumblr especially after the last couple weeks/months/years.</p></blockquote> <p>Fall for what? What you described is pretty much exactly what’s happening and exactly what people are saying is happening. Are you actually suggesting that national news networks are more trustworthy than local ones? Have you considered that they’re *both* propaganda bullshit?</p>
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Books, Bored, and Call Me Maybe: Medieval Village and Bored Assholes uck stome some background: I work weekends at a small medieval village about an hour outside of town. We're not hugely popular, but we always have at least 30-50 people in the village, and it's always* the same types of people: the enthusiastic little kids in costumes, the high teenagers, the adult cosplayers the newlyweds, and the lonely bored men who want nothing more than the rush of catching you on something historically inaccurate. T play the scribe and run the bookshop, because l can do calligraphy and I know some Latin. it's primarily a store though, and people are supposed to buy books or calligraphy commissions. Mostlye just want me to write their name fancy. It's pretty straightforward But one day this guy comes wandering in with this sneer and I just know he's gonna be a dick. give him my usual scripted welcome, and out of the gate he asks how it's historically accurate for the town scribe to be a woman I have an answer prepared, saying something about my father keeping the ledgers and never having a son, so he taught me my letters and sent me to the local priest to learn my Latin. He asks a handful more uncomfortable obnoxious questions and all I can think is T'm on minimum wage to the cent, I'm stuffed into a starched frock, and l'm clearly just a local teenager" but l keep smiling and tolerating it.T answer all of his questions correctly until bored asshole (BA): "So if you learned your Latin from a priest I'm sure you can say an authentic medieval latin prayer for me now?" and I kinda freeze, because l'm Jewish and don't know any Christian prayers at all, and the only Latin I can remember was from a class project where we translated pop songs into various languages me: "eho te convenivi tamquam et hic furor est sed hic numerus meus est ita invoca me fortasse" BA is finally shut up and satisfies and leaves (without buying anything) and content not knowing that the blessing was the chorus of Call Me Maybe The most heartfelt prayer in any language
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Fucking, James Bond, and Love: good evening your Majesty roquentine19: darthmelyanna: ekjohnston: violent-darts: fishcustardandthecumberbeast: lazarusgirl: secretninjachild: #can we just appreciate the fact that the Queen agreed to be a BOND GIRL just for one night? What I think is totally awesome is that Daniel Craig said that the Queen was supposed to look up straight away, but she improvised the letter writing and completely blanked him, so the awkward standing there was completely realisitic. The Queen ignored James Bond because she was ACTING. She ain’t called the Queen for nothing, kids. I remember watching this live and thinking, ‘that’s not the Queen, no way.’ Then she turned around and HOLY FUCK! THAT’S THE ACTUAL QUEEN!  And that’s why the 2012 Opening Ceremony will forever be my favourite. My favourite thing is that you can tell Craig is, underneath the stoic Bondness, going EEEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE I AM ACTING WITH THE QUEEN EEEEEE I AM BEING BOND WITH THE ACTUAL FUCKING QUEEN NO OTHER BONDS GOT TO DO THIS EEEEE.  I feel this is also a realistic feeling for Bond in this moment so really excellent method Mr Craig.  Also, she made them change the helicopter they were going to use because she knew it was the wrong type of helicopter. ALSO they brought her the script for approval and she was all “Cool, can I play me?” and they were all “Um…yes?” because originally they were going to cast for the part. The Queen’s knowledge of all things vehicular is always worth a reblog. There is so much to love about all of this.
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