okay i promised myself i wasn’t going to post about this but lbr here since when do i keep promises
i ship dallison as much as the next guy, or probably more than the next guy in an equation where the next guy is much more likely to ship sterek
and i too am greatly excited by the prospects set forth by the upcoming ‘btw i didn’t bite your mom for jollies’ reveal
but i keep seeing all this shit about how guilty derek feels, about how he blames himself for victoria’s death and
he didn’t kill victoria. he wasn’t even responsible for her death.
he told allison ‘your family’s little honor code killed your mom,’ and he fucking meant it.
check it: from the point of view of someone who has been a werewolf his entire life, and who has been shown to spread the joy of lycanthropy fairly freely, and who has defended his choice to do so against the criticisms of others, in what way is becoming a werewolf a death sentence?
it’s not. from where he’s standing, there’s nothing wrong with being a werewolf, so victoria’s choice to die was just that - a choice. she could have gone on living and been a werewolf. (in fact, her husband would have preferred it, imo, but that’s the argent family values tirade, and this is the dallison dynamics rant. two different animals.) she chose to die because of her personal beliefs, presumably instilled in her by her family (the argent family or her birth family, or possibly both).
true that derek blames himself for a great many things, and some of them are even his fault. this one is not, and he knows it. i’m sure he feels some sympathy toward allison, because hey, who’s got two thumbs and no parents? this guy! but he doesn’t feel guilty for her mother’s death, because she didn’t have to die.
he didn’t kill her and he didn’t bite her with any intention of ending her life. he was protecting his pack, and he’d do it again, and how she chose to react to that was her decision and not his fault or his problem.
am i totally thrilled that the truth of the circumstances surrounding victoria’s death is finally coming to light? damn skippy. do i believe it will have lasting repercussions on derek and allison’s relationship? it better.
but the greater part of the change is going to be on allison’s side of the fence. she hates derek right now for a lot of reasons, but arguably the biggest one is that she believes he killed her mother. she has no knowledge of his motivations for biting victoria. finding out that he was protecting scott will force her to reconsider her position (though changing it will take time, i’m sure).
derek’s had all the facts from the start, but allison wasn’t his girlfriend, wasn’t his friend, wasn’t his pack and it wasn’t his place to tell her what really went on that night. that duty fell to scott, who i think we can all agree has been remiss in not letting allison in on it (probably because he thinks it’ll hurt her to find out her mother was trying to kill him, and this is true - but it’s still wrong of him to hide it).
tl;dr: derek’s got 99 problems, but victoria argent ain’t one.
Let me hug the fucking shit out of you okay? Because this needed to be said in a big big way. Everyone out there stanning the Argents pushes the blame solely onto Derek, but they refuse to acknowledge the points you’ve made here. One: he didn’t kill her, he bit her. Two: Chris killed her because it’s what Victoria wanted. And oh yeah three: SHE WAS TRYING TO VICIOUSLY KILL SCOTT. Did Derek bite her out of malice? FUCK NO. He was protecting Scott (and I don’t even remember him thanking Derek; instead he went and betrayed him but that’s another story for another time). Because he will always protect Scott.
Nobody wants to address that. Everyone demonizes Derek Hale when in reality, he’s one of the best-hearted people on that fucking show. Hell, he didn’t go after the Argents after Kate and her family burned his family to death. He thought he lost everyone; he thought he lost his mother, his father, his siblings, uncles aunts cousins WHATEVER. But did he retaliate? No. Even when it came down to Kate’s death, Peter is the one that pulled that trigger (metaphorically), not Derek. And as far as him “turning teenagers into killers,” I can’t argue that there aren’t bad side effects to becoming a werewolf. But Derek had done everything in his fucking power to ready those kids for the full moon. We all seem to forget that he spent the first full moon alone attempting to keep three betas under control. And did Isaac, Erica or Boyd ever kill anyone? Not to my recollection.
That bite saved Isaac, Erica and Boyd respectively. Each kid had a different ailment: whether it be physical or mental… or both. Derek gave them their lives back. Derek gave them strength, power, a fucking family. He gave them a mentor, someone to share experiences with and guide them through the rough patches. And he got shit on in return when they (minus Isaac) decided to run and desert him. First sign of trouble? Peace out Derek, you’re on your fucking own.
Derek has been dealt the shittiest of hands to rival the century, yet he is still deep down on of the best guys in Beacon Hills. I just want to shred heads when I hear people belittle him, characters included.
Everyone remember: at the end of the day, Derek Hale always comes back for everyone, even those who have turned their backs on him. If you don’t think that’s fucking badass, you’re absolutely wrong.
Kristen “Loki” Stewart & Jennifer “Thor” Lawrence
oh my GOD I APPROVE. I APPROVE SO HARD. SO FUCKING
I love this!
Teen Wolf is the hole-in-the-wall donut shop where you stopped off at midnight to scarf some empty calories only to realize the place is staffed by a five-star pastry chef.
And yeah, pectorals galore.” — The Ultimate “Teen Wolf” Refresher Course - thebacklot.com (The most accurate description we have EVER seen for this show. Now I want a bear-claw.)
i’m a bitter bitch—a playlist consisting of 79 angry and empowering songs for when breaking up isn’t so hard to fucking do, because who the hell needs those assholes, anyway?
classics | what kind of break up mix would it be without these songs?
01 cry me a river - justin timberlake [the damage is done/so i guess i’ll be leaving] | 02 irreplaceable - beyonce [don’t you ever for a second get to thinking/you’re irreplaceable] | 03 fuck you - cee lo green [i pity the fool/who falls in love with you] | 04 stronger - britney spears [my loneliness ain’t killing me no more] | 05 since u been gone - kelly clarkson [i can breathe for the first time/i’m so moving on] | 06 survivor - destiny’s child [now that you’re out of my life/i’m so much better] | 07 bye bye bye - *nSYNC [i wanna see you out that door/baby bye bye bye] | 08 bitches ain’t shit - ben folds [man, fuck that bitch] | 09 fighter - christina aguilera [thanks for making me a fighter] | 10 no scrubs - TLC [so no, i don’t want your number/no, i don’t wanna give you mine] | 11 gives you hell - all-american rejects [i wonder how bad that tastes?/when you see my face/i hope it gives you hell] | 12 you oughta know - alanis morissette [are you thinking of me when you fuck her?] | 13 single ladies - beyonce [if you liked it then you should’ve put a ring on it] | 14 stronger (what doesn’t kill you) - kelly clarkson [doesn’t mean i’m lonely when i’m alone/doesn’t mean i’m over cause you’re gone] | 15 leave (get out) - jojo [i can’t wait for you to be gone]
songs 16-79 under the read more, along with download links!
high tide and low tide in great britain. photographs by michael marten
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.” — Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
“Some pretty boy angels share profound bonds with bow-legged hunters with daddy issues, because their asexuality doesn’t mean they can’t love. GET OVER IT.” [x]
Anndddd this is why I ship destiel
songs guaranteed to make you happy (or at least happier)!:
Since Maz suggested we reblog and add:
- Love Today by Mika
- 1, 2, 3, 4 by Feist
- Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
- Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin (It makes me happy and I have no idea why?)
And if you’re looking for just some calming stuff:
- Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- Shelter From the Storm, Tangled Up In Blue, Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan (No I could literally rec every single song he’s ever recorded so I’ll stop here but there are many! But stay away from ‘The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol’- it’s one of my favorites but it is the farthest from happy ever.)
- Let It Be by the Beatles
Government, Monty Python Style
Still brilliantly funny all these years later.
whenever i find monty python casually just on my dashboard i just blinka few times and then get super fucking excited because i don’t see them as much as i’d like to on tumblr
OH MY GOD APPARENTLY TAKING AN ARROW TO THE KNEE WAS AN OLD NORDIC SLANG FOR GETTING MARRIED
I THOUGHT THAT ALL THOSE GUYS IN SKYRIM HAD LITERALLY BEEN SHOT IN THEIR KNEES WITH ARROWS BUT I GUESS NOT
And at that moment, the foundation of that entire meme became something like this:
THAT EXPLAINS WHY MEN GO DOWN ON ONE KNEE WHEN THEY PROPOSE
OH MY GOD