Apr. 16, 14

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alicexz:

Hey everyone, long time no update…?! Been on a bit of an art block, dunno! Here’s a painting that I’ve wanted to do ever since I played (more like watched a friend play - it was a really good movie) the amazing game The Last of Us.

I did most of this over livestream, I have a new channel which you should follow here at Twitch! (I should be doing more art streams this year, now that I have a new and much stronger computer.)




Apr. 16, 14

1540


pondarling:

url graphic ➤ clarasfootsteps
"Your footsteps through time's eons it seems. No mortal can match the pace, for off into a golden dream my mind confronts you face." - William Furr

pondarling:

url graphic ➤ clarasfootsteps
"Your footsteps through time's eons it seems. No mortal can match the pace, for off into a golden dream my mind confronts you face." - William Furr



Apr. 16, 14

309


f0x-meets-w0lf:

just think about allison and lydia in bed together late at night, with cool summer air coming in through the window, with their warm hands all over each other, yeah? yeah.

f0x-meets-w0lf:

just think about allison and lydia in bed together late at night, with cool summer air coming in through the window, with their warm hands all over each other, yeah? yeah.




Apr. 16, 14

30


nicoleanell:

myspecialdestiny:

god i was going to make a terrible joke about kara’s maelstrom death but i couldn’t.

i need to take a fandom poll. Who considers Kara’s death a suicide and who considers it…something else, and why do you think she did it?

OOH KARA META TIME. Short version, something else.

I don’t call it a suicide personally, I think that term bothers me because it’s loaded in a very specific way. At bare-bones the word might apply, but there’s a HUGE difference between Kara in that episode and Dualla (and Gina, and Duck, and the many other characters in this series who committed or attempted suicide; hell, Kara herself in that one deleted New Caprica scene that should’ve been left in). There’s probably a ton of meta possibilities on how the show handled that subject over and over, but there’s a common thread of, like, giving up on one’s own life forever. Out of despair, weariness, loss of hope, feeling they only want to accomplish this last one thing and nothing after. These people are checking OUT and not coming back.

And like, other people can disagree and interpret it differently, but that’s not my take on Kara in Maelstrom. Her story wasn’t ending there, nor did she think it was about that. I think her entire revelation was that flying into the mandala was gonna grant her something she needed to see and it *wasn’t* going to destroy her permanently, though it would change her. And that was a kind of embracing-death thing, but it’s also a very death-is-an-illusion sort of experience. I mean, I guess it comes down to how much you feel Kara actually died at that moment in the series. Or whether, Tarot-card-style, it represents *transformation* more than actual death.

Because here’s my thing about Kara in S4. I think she’s still Kara Thrace. I think you can never, ever take away the essential Kara Thrace-ness of her soul, whether it’s her being impulsive or abrasive or loving, she is embodied by Katee Sackhoff giving 110% every take and she just IS HER. But Maelstrom was a dividing line for her, even arguably killed the Kara of Before.

On a physical level it was suggested the Kara of season 1-3 actually did die and what returned was not her real/original body at the very LEAST; on a mental level her experiences and her priorities had gone through a radical change. She had a mission to fight for, until she didn’t and was lost again. She let go a lot of her anger and self-loathing, though not all of it. There’s a beautiful scene toward the end of the series where she puts her own photograph back on the memorial wall and smiles and cries, and (IMO) understands that person is dead and also still inside her, which is basically what that wall is for. And in the end, yeah, she’s implied to go die for real — to simply let go and journey on to the next place, this time outright stating she IS done, and ending her story in the world of the living. (So like, is *that* a suicide? Or an acceptance of death not in her control? Which was set in motion the previous season so does that *now* make it a suicide? I don’t know if I can answer any of that!)

But in short I don’t think Kara’s goal was to end her life in the same way suicide usually entails. I think she felt she was transcending something and coming back (?) and that’s really significant, so I’d hesitate to use that word except in quotation marks.

And for that matter she seemed to feel it wasn’t 100% her choice, but going through with it was (“mama, something’s about to happen […] I don’t know if I can do it”) and it’s the whole complicated mesh of free will and destiny on this show that I don’t feel like getting into right now.

To me it almost has more in common with how I see Sharon having Helo shoot her so she could download. It was treated as a HEAVY experience for them to go through, even if you just see it as a temporary death, even if you want to think they’re mostly angsting over being separated from each other. (It’s even worse if you think too hard about the ramifications of it, that she is permanently destroying this body (self?) and just coming back as a bunch of memories and thoughts in another one.) But at the end of the day it’s not something I’d call a suicide in the same way it applies to other characters, let alone real-world suicide, because for her the act of death isn’t, um… well, it’s not entirely unlike a very traumatic mode of transportation. She was looking to the future and more possibilities and so was Kara, IMO, even if they were risking a more permanent death to do it.

(Not to mention, speaking of Cylons — Kara’s death is DIRECTLY linked thematically with D’Anna’s repeated resurrections. Kara and D’Anna, despite never interacting directly, were constantly echoing each other in their destiny storylines. It’s about the space between life and death, not death itself. Death is just a revolving door for them.)

And one last argument for “not suicide” is that the Kara of season four — whether it’s the same Kara, whether it’s not-Kara, whether it’s not-Kara but her memories and everything she is MAKE her still Kara regardless — remembers everything all the way through Maelstrom. Everything. Except maybe her very last explodey seconds of life. IIRC the last thing she remembers is flying toward the explosion that seemingly killed her and something fuzzy about Earth after that. And she sure doesn’t come back surprised to be alive. She comes back surprised people thought she was dead for so long. She comes back really incredibly freaked out by the discovery that she has died in a literal OH LOOK IT’S MY BODY way. So for me it really seems like that wasn’t her intention or what she thought happened/would happen to her? Instead it’s something she has to face and deal with after the fact.




Apr. 16, 14

273


fuchsiagroaning:

deadtywin:

Riverrun kids!!! Oh how they make my heart ache. (◕‿◕✿) If you’re not sure who is who, just click an image to read the caption.

OH MY FUCKING GOD I AM DYING OF CUTE AHHHHHH I CANNOT TAKE THIS




Apr. 16, 14

1574


bevsi:

“she told me that we’re going to live together for our own sake, but she still left me behind”

bevsi:

she told me that we’re going to live together for our own sake, but she still left me behind”




Apr. 16, 14

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turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police




Apr. 16, 14

804


wevegotshittoavenge:

avengers age of “don’t say the M word or we have to pay three million dollars to 20th century fox”




Apr. 15, 14

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Apr. 15, 14

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I loved you first



Apr. 15, 14

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crownofkingmoriarty:


TARDIS
All of time and space, everywhere and anywhere. Every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

A simple painting of the TARDIS. (x)

crownofkingmoriarty:

TARDIS

All of time and space, everywhere and anywhere. Every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

A simple painting of the TARDIS. (x)




Apr. 15, 14

68


What are you? I’m awake.



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Apr. 15, 14

1982


fuckyeah1990s:

i need to start gifing episodes/scenes of Wishbone

fuckyeah1990s:

i need to start gifing episodes/scenes of Wishbone




Apr. 15, 14

46


tmohzone:

I FINALLY DID IT
I FINALLY DREW THE YSABELL I SEE IN MY HEAD
or….close enough, at least.  Pre-Raphaelite hair is hard.

tmohzone:

I FINALLY DID IT

I FINALLY DREW THE YSABELL I SEE IN MY HEAD

or….close enough, at least.  Pre-Raphaelite hair is hard.