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officialvarrictethras:

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and now let me remind you that that particular dork is actually 37.

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sass-master-kanaya:

Okay everyone just stop for a moment

So I was re-watching the mummy for the 7000th time and noticed something

you see this here

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this is from the scene just after Jonathan has his lovely encounter with the scarab beetle, right?

now look closely

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You see the wrapping that’s around his hand that he clearly did not have before the incident? I’ve taken the time to circle it anyway and add a picture from before hand. That’s the hand that the scarab ate into, right?

You’ll be able to see that it’s made of black cloth (It’s not clear in this picture but it’s wrapped rather messily and tied around his hand and arm).

Now who wears black clothes and was present during the incident?

This guy

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That means that Ardeth tore strips from his own cloak to bind Jonathan’s not so serious wound

can we just take a moment to appreciate this implied bromance(romance if you squint or, like me, happen to be a loyal Ardeth/Jonathan shipper)

okay feel fest over carry on thank you sorry for the trouble

jujulica:

Trying out some designs for Persephone and Demeter. 

j2thepowerof3:

Lana Parrilla’s inability to wink

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fuckyeahhowardcharles:

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ofhouseadama:

Why Laura Roslin is a Tyrant, and Why That’s a Good Thing
(aka a meta I’ve been sitting on for a long time now but it’s timely again because we’re talking about this again)

In ancient Greece, tyrants were influential opportunists that came to power by securing the support of different factions of a deme, or people, in a democracy, thus usupring the democracy and replacing it with an autocratic regime. The word “tyrannos”, possibly pre-Greek carried no ethical censure; it simply referred to anyone, good or bad, who obtained executive power in a polis by unconventional means. Support for the tyrants came from the growing middle class and from the peasants who had no land or were in debt to the wealthy landowners.

It is true that they had no legal right to rule, but the people preferred them over kings or the aristocracy. The Greek tyrants stayed in power by using mercenary soldiers from outside of their respective city-state. To mock tyranny, Thales wrote that the strangest thing to see is "an aged tyrant" meaning that tyrants do not have the public support to survive for long. The political theorist Livy (and later Machiavelli, in the 1400s) wrote that tyranny was often looked upon as an intermediate stage between narrow oligarchy and more democratic forms of polity. I’ve already written a lot about the various stages the colonial government goes through, and that can be read here

Laura Roslin is a tyrant. To say otherwise is to be pedantic, in my opinion. 

Her actions are those of a tyrant. Her power, before securing the demos through the prophecy, is very limited, to the point where she’s battling with the Quorum more than we see Adar doing in the flashbacks. Roslin knows in Season One that her power is tenuous. It’s why she relies so heavily on Adama, and it’s why when Adama decides he doesn’t want her to be in power anymore, he succeeds.

Laura Roslin is an unelected official from beginning to end. She’s 43rd in the line of succession. In the United States, if the Hill was blown up during the State of the Union with everyone but the Secretary of Agriculture inside, a special election would be triggered by a Constitutional crisis triggered by the 20th or 25th amendments. Roslin holds onto power by emergency means. She then loses an election, tries to steal it, and becomes president a year later by factions wanting her in power. Roslin never secures long-term political power. Her position is weak and she knows it. She leans heavily on Adama, she leans heavily on the suspension of human rights like the freedom of assembly and the freedom of the press. She tortures Baltar and tortures cylons. She commits what are considered to be war crimes. Her power does not derive from the people, it derives from herself, and her oppression and utilization of others. 

Dirty Hands is the epitome of her power, and it rests on Adama’s security (in opposition to her vulnerability) as the head of the military. Adama is her muscle. He enacts violence in Dirty Hands, he is the one who makes Zarek resign, he is the one who checks her power against Baltar, after torturing him on her orders. 

Roslin is a tyrant, and her power waxes and wanes. As all tyrants’ power does. Their life spans are short — sic semper tyrannus. It’s ironic, in a way, that you can’t tell if her tyranny began with her diagnoses or if her diagnoses spurred her tyranny. But her power is real, and Roslin wields it in a way that oppresses people for the sake of finding Earth, and for the sake of consolidating her own power as well. The mutiny had immense support for a reason — Zarek and Gaeta’s complaints were not illegitimate. Her tyrannical means increased after New Caprica because she felt helpless, and exposed. She feels too comfortable in season four, which is why the mutiny is somewhat successful.  By season four the Quorum is entirely marginalized, Roslin is actively trying to suppress civil rights, and is no longer engaged with the demos. Of course people rebelled against her. 

But that’s the great thing about Laura Roslin. She’s a schoolteacher, someone we (and Bill Adama) immediately code as harmless, but good. But she’s not. She ceased to be the little schoolteacher the minute she got that diagnosis, as we saw in Epiphanies. The attacks just completed the transformation. We know — unlike Gaeta, and Zarek, and the mutineers — that her motives are good. We know from the narrative she really is the prophet. 

That’s the great thing. BSG hands us the decision ourselves to decide if Laura’s tyranny was worth it. It doesn’t shy away from making us make that question, while still making her a completely sympathetic character. Laura Roslin is a tyrant. She can be cruel, and oppressive, and cold. She can also be generous, and compassionate; loving and maternal. She’s not a cartoon villain. And yes, the modern usage of the word tyrant applies to character in a way it never did to the ancient use of the word. But BSG deals in ancient narratives, so that’s how we need to treat Laura Roslin. Just like how we call Kara a messiah, and head!Six and head!Baltar angels, and the all of BSG the story of the flood and the fall. 

Laura Roslin is a tyrant, and it’s a really good thing and we should be excited to talk about it. 

DC Comics Announces New Creator on Catwoman; Ups Female Creator Count Again

kokorokristin:

dcwomenkickingass:

Three years ago this month DC Comics was being, rightfully, raked over the coals due to their lack of female creators in the launch of the new 52. The past week or so has DC expand the ranks of female writers to seven. Joining Gail Simone, Ann Nocenti and Amanda Conner and Marguerite Bennett who was previously announced as one of the co-writers on Earth 2: World’s End are Becky Cloonan, who was announced as the writer on the upcoming Gotham Academy, Meredith Finch, the new writer on Wonder Woman and today, novelist and i09 contributor Genevieve Valentine who will be taking over Catwoman in October (Nocenti is launching a new Klarion book). Here’s a look at the cover art by Jae Lee.

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The book will focus on Catwoman reign as mob boss in Gotham.

The announcements are not over. Expect another one later this week that will bring a female artist to a familiar book.

The book will focus on Catwoman reign as mob boss in Gotham.

The book will focus on Catwoman reign as mob boss in Gotham.

The book will focus on Catwoman reign as mob boss in Gotham.

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beharie:

get to know me meme - [4/10] celebrity crushes → nicole beharie

"I’m 5’1’’ and an African American woman. I just didn’t think anyone would hire me to play the cop. There’s a certain demographic of girls who look the same in every action piece and I didn’t think that that was going to be me."

screengoddess:

Rita Moreno 1954

screengoddess:

Rita Moreno 1954

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What plagues people is not those who don’t love them, but those who do.

 - Michael Gilbert, Perfected Sinfulness (via quotes-shape-us)

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kbooppboop:

thezenparadox:

Did Callie just use magic, a simple flick of her head, to make George fall? Cause that’s what it looks like in this gif.

yes zen, yes she did. Callie is that good.

kbooppboop:

thezenparadox:

Did Callie just use magic, a simple flick of her head, to make George fall? Cause that’s what it looks like in this gif.

yes zen, yes she did. Callie is that good.

anck-su-namun breaks up with imhotep. "i found someone who really fulfills me intellectually." regina gently feeds her snow white and, fully regenerated, anck takes her hand and they ride off into the egyptian sunset.

maggiemerc:

deemnfic:

emma stares blankly @ the spot where her love interest was supposed to be as hamunaptra slowly collapses around her, the last falling column missing her by a hair. the camels are gone. they are alone in the desert. she stands in the dust with charming collapsed at her feet, grieving. “dad? i know you’re uh… i know you’re upset right now… but this is… it’s more important.” “WHAT?! WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR DEAD MOTHER, EMMA?” “did… did you bring any sunscreen?” *roll credits*

;AOISHF;ASHLDFHALFIALUSGHALISH;SDFIA

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Regina the nerd continuing with inside jokes with herself.  Somehow always managing to convince Snow & David to wear red shirts every time they have to battle some ‘trying to end the world’ moron.  It’s the little things.