why all the merdudes gotta have the cool ass shark fins? why can’t some merladies have cool sharkfins and the merdudes have some sparkly ass beautiful scales that you need metaphors about rainbows to describe

i wanna see a cute merlady with a fucking killer whale for half her body chatting up some cute merdude with a rainbowfish tail ok 


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Regal Believer Appreciation Week

Day Five: Growth; how far they’ve come

This gifset doesn’t do any sort of justice to the incredible growth this relationship has gone through over the past 3 years. In my opinion, Regina and Henry have the best developed, most earned, and truly beautiful relationships on the show because it’s been a relationship that has been worked and fought for from the very beginning. Whether the obstacle was personal, magical, themselves or the big bad in town, they found a way through it and only came out stronger for it. But their growth wasn’t only about what they had together, it’s been about their characters. How they have grown as individuals because of and for each other, while growing all the better together because of it.

It’s never been easy and regardless of whether we’re going through the 3 years we’ve seen between them from the start of the show, or the 10 years of unseen history they had together in their past, it’s been a long journey. But it’s been one I’ve been glad to have for them because one of my favorite things about this dynamic is the time spent making sure it was done right. It was built up slowly, realistically and organically while still leaving so much for us to see between them. They’ve grown a lot and I can’t wait to see them continue to do so.

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Final Farewell to the Eleventh Doctor’s Era: Countdown of My 25 Favorite Episodes. Number 13 - A Good Man Goes to War

Near the beginning of the episode we are given a subtle (but glaringly obvious on rewatch) clue to the end of this episode in it being River Song’s birthday the day Melody Pond was kidnapped. River describes a rather sweet date with the Doctor and jokes with her father about his clothing, but then the episode takes us down a journey where one of the strongest companions of the show, Amy Pond, becomes a victim and there is little she can do as her life spirals out of her control.

This is an exceedingly dark episode in which the Doctor fails. He loses the child of his best friend and she will never be saved. She will be ok, but she will not be rescued. River takes after her mother in her ability to keep fighting, but she will never get to be Melody Pond, Amy Pond’s daughter. Melody Pond will always be an orphan who dies as a child in the streets of New York and Amy Pond will never get to properly raise her daughter. 

The fact that it works out in the end and the fact that these characters will be ok is a testament to their strength, but in no way diminishes what happens here. This is the event that leads Amy to murder a woman, shut down, and nearly divorce Rory as she struggles to deal with what happened to her and the event that robs River Song of her childhood and turns her into a trained assassin instead.

Being the best friend of the Doctor is an inherently vulnerable position as he is a man with enemies who want nothing more than to destroy him. Usually, it turns out ok, but this time it doesn’t.

This episode is titled A Good Man Goes to War. Obviously, our expectations and knowledge of the show lead us to assume that the good man is the Doctor, but as the episode progresses, it forces us to question our assumptions.

Rory is the good man who puts on armor and fights a war while the Doctor says, “Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.” with the implication he is not a good man. That is one of my favorite lines as the Doctor shows the complexity in his character with such intensity.

The Doctor is a good man and we as the audience can accept that as a fact (many people even become very uncomfortable with the show even asking us to consider that he might not be), but the doctor questioning his own character is so crucial to understanding who he is and how he feels about the things he’s done.

The Doctor fights for the greater good, but that has so often resulted in total destruction of planets, peoples, and societies. Questioning himself for this destruction shows that he knows he has done bad things and shows how much that impacts his own view of himself.

But for me, this questioning ultimately proves that he is a good man because he can see it. He can see what he’s done wrong even as he works so hard not to think about it. Only a truly good man would let the bad things he’s done impact his feelings of himself so much more than the good things even though they vastly outnumber the bad.

Matt Smith’s take on a darker Doctor is perfectly portrayed. Just as he doesn’t hold back in being as silly as the character wants to be, he doesn’t hold back in being as dark as the character needs to be. When he slips into his dark side, there is no pretense that he’s a nice normal human being. He is a thousand year old Time Lord, a man who comes from a society that is so capable of darkness, and he can show every bit of that while still being a good person at heart.

When River finally returns to the episode, her speech to him is another fantastic moment providing a warning to the Doctor that he is going down a dark path. She hits the Doctor where it hurts as she says something to him he already senses getting worse in himself and fears even more as he has just failed the people who matter most to him and Madam Kovarian has warned him of a war he will fight. That war is on Trenzalore.

Finally, I cannot end a discussion of this episode without talking about the reveal of who River Song is. I love this arc. I really really do. It’s a bit complicated, but once you figure it out, her life falls into place and it just drew me in so completely, but I’ll get to that when I talk about other episodes. I will just add that ending on the reveal of Melody Pond’s identity is one of the great frustrating cliff hangers in this show.

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queenstonkingstons-gloriousmane asked:

Once you get this you have to say five things that you like about yourself, publicly, then send this to ten of your favorite blogs! (This is not negotiable)

Bossy. I’m just kidding, thank you so much sweetie!!! :)

1. My followers are da best bomb diggities evarr!!!! :D

2. I have cool lingo. Seriously, I’m hip yo. ;)

3. I have a sparkling personality. (Probably from all the jewelry I hoard-I mean, own) ;p

4. I’m good at taking jokes. [At least about myself, you can make fun of me for all I care, just don’t joke about our friendship, otherwise I’ll be second guessing everything. I need to know where I stand with my friends, and I need to know we’re on the same page, and I just can’t be on the joking about friendships ending page. (Sorry, this was supposed to be things about me I like)] :3

5. I’m getting better at being acclimated more quickly to higher temperatures. (Seriously, this one I just love, because I used to be a raging furnace, even in winter, when I was in my little kiddo age, and I still don’t do well in the heat, but it’s getting better! Woohoo! Especially because my AC is out. Anybody here smart with ACs???)

You are a unique person and you have to be yourself. You can’t be anybody else; you can’t lead anybody else’s life. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and you have to be confident about who you are, whether you’re working at Twitter or running for office. And that is hard to do….and yet it’s all doable once you relax and decide, ‘You know what? This is no dress rehearsal. This is it for me. I want to be who I am.’ You be yourself. Easiest advice to say, hardest advice to follow.

Hillary Clinton, in response to a tweet from Amy Poehler (x).

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