Six Degrees of Brooke's Obsessions

Marauders Appreciation Week [5/7] - One Rivalry

The three Black daughters were inseparable as children, but the Wizarding War broke families apart without discrimination. Andromeda’s marriage to a Muggleborn cracked deep fractures in their sisterhood. Bellatrix, the eldest, went mad with the belief that pureblood supremacy must be imposed. Andromeda, the middle sister, tried to put as much distance as possible between herself and the bloodshed. All the while, Narcissa, the youngest, only wanted to keep her family together. As a trio, the Black sisters had intelligence, power, and cunning. Apart, the filthy war would ruin them all. 

marvelentertainment:

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” says writer Jason Aaron.
Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, Thor is the first of an exciting wave of titles that push the Marvel Universe forward in exciting new directions! Prepare for a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before as the biggest creators in the industry bring you bold new stories featuring the most popular characters! 
Who is this mysterious new God of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! No fan can afford to miss the comic that has everyone talking. Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe this October in THOR #1!
THOR #1 Written by JASON AARON Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN 75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS 75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG, SARA PICHELLI, ANDREW ROBINSON, FIONA STAPLES & ESAD RIBIC
On-Sale 10/01/14

So, who wants to be my best friend and buy this for me?

marvelentertainment:

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is Thor. This is the Thor of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” says writer Jason Aaron.

Launching as part of the Avengers NOW! initiative, Thor is the first of an exciting wave of titles that push the Marvel Universe forward in exciting new directions! Prepare for a Marvel Universe like you’ve never seen it before as the biggest creators in the industry bring you bold new stories featuring the most popular characters! 

Who is this mysterious new God of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! No fan can afford to miss the comic that has everyone talking. Prepare for a senses-shattering new beginning as the all-new Thor thunders her way through the Marvel Universe this October in THOR #1!

THOR #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
75th Anniversary Variant by ALEX ROSS
75th Anniversary Sketch Variant by ALEX ROSS
Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG, SARA PICHELLI, ANDREW ROBINSON, FIONA STAPLES & ESAD RIBIC

On-Sale 10/01/14

So, who wants to be my best friend and buy this for me?

weallheartonedirection:

Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

weallheartonedirection:

Oh, right. The marathon. The marathon for Disneyland, the marathon chosen especially to run around Disneyland, Disneyland’s marathon. That marathon?

castorochiaro:

Guardians of the Galaxy was such a fantastic movie!”

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"There were a lot of issues with GotG that should be addressed and Marvel should work on improving with future movies."

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isitweirdthatim:

This will literally make your day

the goddess in pose vs the goddess in rage

tennants-hair:

when i find myself in times of trouble

the 12th doctor comes to me

speaking words of wisdom

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acquaintedwithrask:

pixalry:

Disney Character Oil Paintings - Created by Heather Theurer

She was at Fantasy Con here in Utah and was the SWEETEST person.  I need to buy a print from her at some point… I wish I’d had the money at the time.

alantlm:

This is defense for Aurora is split up into three basic points:

1. Aurora did not choose to fall asleep2. Aurora slept against her will3. Aurora couldn’t counter magic

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1. Aurora did not choose to fall asleep

Assuming that Aurora was in the right mind to choose to touch the spindle, she did not choose to fall asleep. (Btw, in my third part I’ll explain why this assumption is wrong)
From Aurora’s viewpoint, she had no way of knowing what was going to happen. What did she know about spindles? spinning wheels? Maleficent? or the curse? King Stefan had ordered that all spinning wheels be burned and The Good Fairies (TGF) not only didn’t seem to tell Aurora anything about the curse but they also didn’t even suspect Maleficent would try anything and so left Aurora alone.
Comparison: TGF put the entire kingdom to sleep without asking and so those people didn’t choose to fall asleep.
I can’t blame Aurora for having something done to her without their consent.
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2. Aurora slept against her will

Aurora’s sleeping as Sleeping Beauty is no more her will than a person who is put into an induced coma and is unable to wake up. Now consider that this coma was done upon the person without their knowledge and against their wishes. 
Comparison: The kingdom was sleeping and couldn’t wake up because of TGF, not because they were lazy and wanted sleep nor because they were tired and needed sleep. For example, King Hubert is struggling to continue his discussion to King Stefan and even complete his answer to Flora. First thing he does when he wakes up is continue talking: he clearly didn’t want to sleep.
I can’t blame Aurora for having something she wouldn’t like done to her without her knowledge
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3. Aurora couldn’t counter magic 

Aurora was able to resist the trance for a split second, probably because of her own willpower and TGF’s shouts as a distraction, but considering that TGF couldn’t counter Maleficient’s curse (=”Maleficent’s powers are far too great”) it’s reasonable to think that Aurora couldn’t have resisted any more than she did.
Comparison: The mortals of the kingdom couldn’t counter TGF’s sleeping spell. Even if they suspected it or knew it was coming, what could they possibly have done? They were simply overpowered.
Previously mentioned, Aurora was not in the right mind: she was already under Maleficient’s magic before she touched the spindle. Maleficent came into the room as a glowing green “will-o-the-wisp” and trances Aurora. Aurora’s mannerisms - her body language and facial expression, primarily - are uncharacteristically stiff and straight when she is being lured her up a magically hidden secret stairway. Maleficient then creates an spinning wheel and hypnotizes her with, “Touch the spindle. Touch it, I say!”… All this is magical manipulation.
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AURORA WAS A VICTIM

When Aurora is asleep she is a passive character, like everyone when they’re asleep, but her passivity is because she was a victim of Maleficient’s curse and not because she, herself, is an inherently passive character; in fact, un-cursed, Aurora is an active character - very much so.

alantlm:

This is defense for Aurora is split up into three basic points:

1. Aurora did not choose to fall asleep
2. Aurora slept against her will
3. Aurora couldn’t counter magic

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1. Aurora did not choose to fall asleep

Assuming that Aurora was in the right mind to choose to touch the spindle, she did not choose to fall asleep. (Btw, in my third part I’ll explain why this assumption is wrong)

From Aurora’s viewpoint, she had no way of knowing what was going to happen. What did she know about spindles? spinning wheels? Maleficent? or the curse? King Stefan had ordered that all spinning wheels be burned and The Good Fairies (TGF) not only didn’t seem to tell Aurora anything about the curse but they also didn’t even suspect Maleficent would try anything and so left Aurora alone.

Comparison: TGF put the entire kingdom to sleep without asking and so those people didn’t choose to fall asleep.

I can’t blame Aurora for having something done to her without their consent.

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2. Aurora slept against her will

Aurora’s sleeping as Sleeping Beauty is no more her will than a person who is put into an induced coma and is unable to wake up. Now consider that this coma was done upon the person without their knowledge and against their wishes. 

Comparison: The kingdom was sleeping and couldn’t wake up because of TGF, not because they were lazy and wanted sleep nor because they were tired and needed sleep. For example, King Hubert is struggling to continue his discussion to King Stefan and even complete his answer to Flora. First thing he does when he wakes up is continue talking: he clearly didn’t want to sleep.

I can’t blame Aurora for having something she wouldn’t like done to her without her knowledge

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3. Aurora couldn’t counter magic 

Aurora was able to resist the trance for a split second, probably because of her own willpower and TGF’s shouts as a distraction, but considering that TGF couldn’t counter Maleficient’s curse (=”Maleficent’s powers are far too great”) it’s reasonable to think that Aurora couldn’t have resisted any more than she did.

Comparison: The mortals of the kingdom couldn’t counter TGF’s sleeping spell. Even if they suspected it or knew it was coming, what could they possibly have done? They were simply overpowered.

Previously mentioned, Aurora was not in the right mind: she was already under Maleficient’s magic before she touched the spindle. Maleficent came into the room as a glowing green “will-o-the-wisp” and trances Aurora. Aurora’s mannerisms - her body language and facial expression, primarily - are uncharacteristically stiff and straight when she is being lured her up a magically hidden secret stairway. Maleficient then creates an spinning wheel and hypnotizes her with, “Touch the spindle. Touch it, I say!”… All this is magical manipulation.

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AURORA WAS A VICTIM

When Aurora is asleep she is a passive character, like everyone when they’re asleep, but her passivity is because she was a victim of Maleficient’s curse and not because she, herself, is an inherently passive character; in fact, un-cursed, Aurora is an active character - very much so.

Reblog this if you like Harry Potter. No questions, just do. It’ll make sense later.