The Piece That Doesn't Fit

Derek Hale appreciation lifestyle

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ashesandhalefire:

things the narrative has shown derek hale to be:

  • emotionally manipulated
  • raped
  • betrayed by someone he trusted
  • orphaned
  • hunted
  • nearly killed
  • homeless
  • mistakenly arrested for murdering his sister
  • attacked in his home
  • tortured
  • nearly killed again
  • mistakenly accused of murder again
  • kidnapped
  • tortured again
  • touched non-consensually by his abuser
  • nearly killed again
  • forced to kill his last living family member
  • robbed of his bodily autonomy (paralyzed)
  • nearly killed again
  • attacked again and forced to bite someone in self-defense
  • attacked in his home again
  • robbed of his bodily autonomy again (drugged)
  • verbally berated for his failures by someone meant to be helping him
  • abandoned by people he trusted
  • verbally berated for his failures by someone with a history of manipulating him 
  • betrayed by someone he trusted again
  • robbed of his bodily autonomy again (paralyzed, forced to give the bite)
  • robbed of his pack when they’re kidnapped and one is murdered
  • relentlessly attacked by two moon-crazy betas
  • attacked in his home again
  • tortured again
  • nearly killed again
  • raped again
  • robbed of his bodily autonomy again (forced to kill his beta)
  • betrayed by someone he trusted again
  • blackmailed with the life of his sibling
  • kidnapped again
  • tortured again
  • attacked in his home again
  • mistakenly accused of murder again
  • nearly killed again
  • robbed of his bodily autonomy again (possessed)
  • attacked in his home again by his abuser
  • kidnapped again by his abuser
  • de-aged
  • abused and arrested by a deputy using excessive force
  • touched non-consensually by his abuser again
  • emotionally manipulated again
  • robbed of his power and abilities as a werewolf
  • put on a deadpool list

things the narrative wants derek hale to stop being:

  • angry
  • single

(via stileslovesderek)

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This is the last picture I have of my girl. Jesse was my friend. She wasn’t particularly trained and in her old age she’d have us running at her whim more often than not. She was smart, so fucking smart, and a little bit spoiled.
I miss her so much. We were pretty happy, I think. She didn’t want to go, but she’d stopped eating and if you knew my dog, you knew that that was the last sign. She was always eating, like a hoover.
She was mine, we got her when I was just fourteen, and I was the one teaching her how to open doors, I was the one she always looked for. She used to sleep on my bed and didn’t complain when I needed to hold someone during my worst moments.
She always protected me and I couldn’t let her go alone. When she died, I hope she felt my hand on her heart, because her pawprints will always be on mine.

This is the last picture I have of my girl. Jesse was my friend. She wasn’t particularly trained and in her old age she’d have us running at her whim more often than not. She was smart, so fucking smart, and a little bit spoiled.

I miss her so much. We were pretty happy, I think. She didn’t want to go, but she’d stopped eating and if you knew my dog, you knew that that was the last sign. She was always eating, like a hoover.

She was mine, we got her when I was just fourteen, and I was the one teaching her how to open doors, I was the one she always looked for. She used to sleep on my bed and didn’t complain when I needed to hold someone during my worst moments.

She always protected me and I couldn’t let her go alone. When she died, I hope she felt my hand on her heart, because her pawprints will always be on mine.

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Anonymous asked: I am so sorry about your dog. I haven't been following you too long, but you seem like a wonderful, fantastically caring person. If you don't mind, I'd like to make a small donation to the ASPCA in your name. <3

That is incredibly kind of you. If you truly want to give something, would you consider giving it in her name?

Her name was Jesse,  and she was my friend.

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theorlandojones:

As we wrap up this terrible week and weekend some final thoughts before I get my black ass back to work tomorrow to fight fictional demons instead of feeling powerless against the real ones —
Although he wasn’t by any means a close personal friend, the death of Robin Williams affected by greatly. Working with him and David Duchovny on the film House of D was a privilege and seeing how he treated everyone he encountered regardless of race, class, gender or orientation remains a hopeful reminder that genuine kindness and empathy does exist in the world. Whatever the ultimate reasons for his decision to take his own life I pray for him, his family and all who suffer from the unrelenting grasp of depression and substance abuse. By shining his light on us all for the period of time he did, I am 100% certain that Robin left this world a better place than he entered it with a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
That said, if we spent even a fraction of the time given to the tributes about Robin and the late Lauren Bacall also remembering the lives of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford or Dante Parker (the 5 unarmed black men killed by police just in the past month) or honestly looked at the data about how often police shoot unarmed black men and women in this country we would all hang our collective heads in shame.
In the midst of thousands upon thousands of peaceful protesters who came out demanding answers and marching for justice with the powerful and heartbreaking refrain Hands Up. Don’t Shoot. the actions of a small few in Ferguson (many of whom were anarchists that intentionally came into the city to stir up trouble and perhaps a few others from the community who had simply reached their breaking point in the face of racial, economic and social injustice) gave the white power structure the cover to quickly change the narrative to one about the violence in the city (in reality almost entirely perpetrated by the militarized police rather than the demonstrators) instead of the murder of an unarmed teenager by a cop who “never meant for this to happen" (and don’t even get me started on that fuckery which should instead read "a cop who never meant to be held accountable").
In this way, a PROTEST became a RIOT. Images of demonstrators THROWING BACK tear gas canisters launched at them became stories of rioters throwing molotov cocktails AT THE POLICE (and yes I am aware of media reports showing that molotov cocktails were in fact used by protesters in some instances but not in the way that it was ultimately spun). And the police released incendiary and ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT information about Michael Brown that the media lapped up because it reinforced the all too familiar trope that “the violent black dude was a thug who got what he deserved”.
Black victims are regularly eyed with suspicion and contempt (and ultimately deemed responsible for what happened to them) while the media too often generates headlines that exhibit an air of disbelief at an alleged white killer’s supposed actions.
Even in our outrage at what happened at this week and the necessity for our voices to be heard so this story is not swept under the rug, we all know something like this will happen again. And again. And again.
Until each of us (black, white, brown, etc) demands accountability from our elected officials we will get the country we deserve. Tweeting is not enough. Feeling bad is not enough. Acting like we’re overreacting and it can’t really be that bad makes you an accessory after the fact (not to mention an asshole). 
Which is why, as the GIF above shows, I’m giving America a down vote.
So how can we stop feeling powerless? What can we actually do?
Honestly, there are people much smarter than me who can do a better job of answering that question.
But trying to answer that question for myself is a large part of why I do what I do for a living. Because representation matters. Because being in control of our own stories empowers us to show a wide range of depictions of blackness and “otherness” (shockingly, not only do we not all LOOK ALIKE but we also don’t all THINK ALIKE) that are far more interesting than what we’ve been spoon fed in the past. I’m the first to admit that we’ve still got A LONG WAY TO GO and that’s where you all come in.
Although my engagement in fandom is embraced by some and side-eyed by others, these spaces of interaction may in fact play one of the most significant roles in the future of media and representation as we know it. At the very least it will create a future generation of professional storytellers (and social justice advocates) who were raised in the trenches of Live Journal, Tumblr, ao3 and other platforms currently in use or yet to be created.
I know this is your turf and even though there are times some of you wish I’d go away I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to interact with you here.
Together, we can make a difference.
Trollando out.

theorlandojones:

As we wrap up this terrible week and weekend some final thoughts before I get my black ass back to work tomorrow to fight fictional demons instead of feeling powerless against the real ones —

Although he wasn’t by any means a close personal friend, the death of Robin Williams affected by greatly. Working with him and David Duchovny on the film House of D was a privilege and seeing how he treated everyone he encountered regardless of race, class, gender or orientation remains a hopeful reminder that genuine kindness and empathy does exist in the world. Whatever the ultimate reasons for his decision to take his own life I pray for him, his family and all who suffer from the unrelenting grasp of depression and substance abuse. By shining his light on us all for the period of time he did, I am 100% certain that Robin left this world a better place than he entered it with a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.

That said, if we spent even a fraction of the time given to the tributes about Robin and the late Lauren Bacall also remembering the lives of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford or Dante Parker (the 5 unarmed black men killed by police just in the past month) or honestly looked at the data about how often police shoot unarmed black men and women in this country we would all hang our collective heads in shame.

In the midst of thousands upon thousands of peaceful protesters who came out demanding answers and marching for justice with the powerful and heartbreaking refrain Hands Up. Don’t Shoot. the actions of a small few in Ferguson (many of whom were anarchists that intentionally came into the city to stir up trouble and perhaps a few others from the community who had simply reached their breaking point in the face of racial, economic and social injustice) gave the white power structure the cover to quickly change the narrative to one about the violence in the city (in reality almost entirely perpetrated by the militarized police rather than the demonstrators) instead of the murder of an unarmed teenager by a cop who “never meant for this to happen" (and don’t even get me started on that fuckery which should instead read "a cop who never meant to be held accountable").

In this way, a PROTEST became a RIOT. Images of demonstrators THROWING BACK tear gas canisters launched at them became stories of rioters throwing molotov cocktails AT THE POLICE (and yes I am aware of media reports showing that molotov cocktails were in fact used by protesters in some instances but not in the way that it was ultimately spun). And the police released incendiary and ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT information about Michael Brown that the media lapped up because it reinforced the all too familiar trope that “the violent black dude was a thug who got what he deserved”.

Black victims are regularly eyed with suspicion and contempt (and ultimately deemed responsible for what happened to them) while the media too often generates headlines that exhibit an air of disbelief at an alleged white killer’s supposed actions.

Even in our outrage at what happened at this week and the necessity for our voices to be heard so this story is not swept under the rug, we all know something like this will happen again. And again. And again.

Until each of us (black, white, brown, etc) demands accountability from our elected officials we will get the country we deserve. Tweeting is not enough. Feeling bad is not enough. Acting like we’re overreacting and it can’t really be that bad makes you an accessory after the fact (not to mention an asshole). 

Which is why, as the GIF above shows, I’m giving America a down vote.

So how can we stop feeling powerless? What can we actually do?

Honestly, there are people much smarter than me who can do a better job of answering that question.

But trying to answer that question for myself is a large part of why I do what I do for a living. Because representation matters. Because being in control of our own stories empowers us to show a wide range of depictions of blackness and “otherness” (shockingly, not only do we not all LOOK ALIKE but we also don’t all THINK ALIKE) that are far more interesting than what we’ve been spoon fed in the past. I’m the first to admit that we’ve still got A LONG WAY TO GO and that’s where you all come in.

Although my engagement in fandom is embraced by some and side-eyed by others, these spaces of interaction may in fact play one of the most significant roles in the future of media and representation as we know it. At the very least it will create a future generation of professional storytellers (and social justice advocates) who were raised in the trenches of Live Journal, Tumblr, ao3 and other platforms currently in use or yet to be created.

I know this is your turf and even though there are times some of you wish I’d go away I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to interact with you here.

Together, we can make a difference.

Trollando out.

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We had my dog put down today.

I knew her 16 years, three months and seventeen days.

I loved her and I was there with her in the end like I promised

Filed under ccs death

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fuckyeahb5:

sephiraallen:


J. Michael Straczysnki has announced plans for a Babylon 5 feature film, which is expected to enter production in 2016.
Speaking at San Diego Comic Con last week, Straczsynki announced that he would soon be sitting down to write aBabylon 5 feature film, which is envisioned as a reboot of the iconic sci-fi series. JMS said that he plans to get the script locked down by the end of 2015 and the film would then enter production the following year in 2016. more


*SQUEEEEEE*
Though to be fair, without the original cast it would be really weird. But still… 

I guess it’s official now.

OH MY GOD.
OH MY GOD.
GUYS.
THIS IS THE BEST NEWS. THE BEST NEWS I&#8217;VE HAD ALL YEAR. LITERALLY.

fuckyeahb5:

sephiraallen:

J. Michael Straczysnki has announced plans for a Babylon 5 feature film, which is expected to enter production in 2016.

Speaking at San Diego Comic Con last week, Straczsynki announced that he would soon be sitting down to write aBabylon 5 feature film, which is envisioned as a reboot of the iconic sci-fi series. JMS said that he plans to get the script locked down by the end of 2015 and the film would then enter production the following year in 2016. more

*SQUEEEEEE*

Though to be fair, without the original cast it would be really weird. But still… 

I guess it’s official now.

OH MY GOD.

OH MY GOD.

GUYS.

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS. THE BEST NEWS I’VE HAD ALL YEAR. LITERALLY.

(via fannishtalk)

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stars-collected:


Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

stars-collected:

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

(via arineat)

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sterektothemoonandback:

Hello fellow Sterek shippers! I’m here to tell you to keep voting for Sterek here.
As a little motivation for you all, I will be giving away a necklace(the one on the picture) to a lucky winner if we reach over 300k votes, and if we reach over 400k votes I’ll be giving away two necklaces to two lucky winners!
What do you have to do to get the chance to win a necklace?• Reblog this(likes doesn’t count but you can use them as bookmarks).• Keep voting for Sterek(of course)!• Leave your askbox open(so I can contact you if you win).
I will ship worldwide(but be ready to give out your name and address if you win)!
If we reach over 300k votes, you have until Sunday to enter the giveaway.
Got any questions? Just send me an ask! (:

sterektothemoonandback:

Hello fellow Sterek shippers! I’m here to tell you to keep voting for Sterek here.

As a little motivation for you all, I will be giving away a necklace(the one on the picture) to a lucky winner if we reach over 300k votes, and if we reach over 400k votes I’ll be giving away two necklaces to two lucky winners!

What do you have to do to get the chance to win a necklace?
• Reblog this(likes doesn’t count but you can use them as bookmarks).
• Keep voting for Sterek(of course)!
• Leave your askbox open(so I can contact you if you win).

I will ship worldwide(but be ready to give out your name and address if you win)!

If we reach over 300k votes, you have until Sunday to enter the giveaway.

Got any questions? Just send me an ask! (:

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youngstilinski asked: What's going to happen if we win the final round?

sinyhale:

We celebrate the fact that we’re part of an amazing fandom that is still strong and capable and here for their ship no matter what happens. Canon hasn’t given us a proper realistic Sterek scene since 3x11, that was 21 episodes ago. I speak for myself here, but it’s getting really hard for me to be inspired to do something Stereky, something different, something that excites me. Seeing this amazing fandom come up with new fanart, new ficlets, new gifsets, new graphics, in such a short period of time, because of a poll, is refreshing AND inspiring.

We celebrate the fact that even among negativity we can still get all together as a pack and accomplish something for us, us only. If you had told me a few weeks ago that Sterek would be on the last round of Slash Madness, I would have told you that the way fandom is feeling right now, tired and ignored, there would be no way of winning any poll at all. I was already surprised and extremely happy that fandom actually voted for the Sterek Campaign. Sterek went from being a good thing to something that you can’t even mention at the moment to anyone but fellow shippers (and even then…). Media will twist your words and make you look like a pervert because all you want to see is two guys having sex; the PR and some of the cast have decided to ignore this large part of their fandom like we’re the new plague; your fellow fans of the same show will disrespect your ship even if you respect theirs and twist their noses if you so much admit that you ship Sterek and miss them, even if you’ve been mutual followers for over a year.

We take the prize of knowing that we’re here for each other and we don’t need anyone else’s support. Sterek was once described as a phenomenon, something that wouldn’t last long, something that no one could imagine it would bring so many passionate shippers together. It was encouraged by everyone and their mothers, because it was fun, because it was bringing new fans to the show, because it was everywhere. Sterek stopped being a phenomenon a long time ago. The lack of scenes, the negativity by the media, the disrespect and indifference (even erasure) from TW, and the hate inside the fandom didn’t kill this phenomenon. It won’t kill this phenomenon. The way we won the last round was the proof of that. We don’t need to be encouraged by anyone to come together for what we love. We accomplish such things by ourselves because we love Sterek and that’s it. Love. We just want to love it, let us love it.

I don’t think we need to win this poll for anyone but ourselves. We don’t need any reason besides making ourselves happy about something we love so much. Nothing will happen if we win this poll, besides having that joy and shouting to everyone “I ship Sterek. I love Sterek. I will not stop shipping Sterek. Deal with it.