A school in Wilmington, North Carolina, is reportedly attempting to institute a “Biblical morality policy” that would bar students from attending the educational institution if they have members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in their family. Last week Myrtle Grove Christian School reportedly sent home a letter to families of children attending the school alerting them to the policy change, which cites a number of biblical passages as validation for the move.
This is fucking ridiculous
list of things i need to do
- a lot
things im not doing
- any of that
I fell in love with this vid today
Yesssss!!! This is so perfect!
When I hear the screams of the crowd, I think it’s because I must look stunning. Then I notice something is rising up around me. Smoke. From fire. Not the flickery stuff I wore last year in the chariot, but something much more real that devours my dress. I begin to panic as the smoke thickens. Charred bits of black silk swirl in the air, and pearls clatter to the stage. Somehow I’m not afraid to stop because my flesh doesn’t seem to be burning and I know Cinna must be behind whatever is happening. So I keep spinning and spinning. For a split second I’m gasping, completely engulfed in the strange flames. Then all at once, the fire is gone. I slowly come to a stop, wondering if I’m naked and why Cinna has arranged to burn away my wedding dress. But I’m not naked. I’m in a dress of the exact same design of my wedding dress, only it’s the color of coal and made of tiny feathers. Wonderingly, I lift my long, flowing sleeves into the air, and that’s when I see myself on the television screen. Clothed in black except for the white patches on my sleeves. Or should I say my wings. Because Cinna has turned me into a mockingjay.
The thing that hurts me most about this is that Lenny Kravitz (wisely, painfully, wonderfully) made the choice to play this moment very knowingly. Every time the camera cuts to Cinna in this scene, you can see that he knows there will be consequences for this choice and that he may not survive them. And yet he’s also defiant, because this will speak long after the Capitol has taken away his ability to do it himself. Lenny Kravtiz did a wonderful job and bless his choices in this scene, no matter how painful they may be.
I’m just going to reblog every single bit of fantastic commentary I see on this gifset because it’s all wonderful. And because this moment in the movie gets me like NOTHING else because yeah, Cinna knew. Of course he knew what was going to happen- you don’t backhand the Capitol on live television and get a happily ever after, and he knows that.
I’m pretty sure that Cinna has been elevated to my favorite fictional character because of just how perfect he is. Because he’s a Capitol resident, but he clearly doesn’t subscribe to their whims. Because, living in the capitol, being a fashion designer, he wears nothing more flamboyant than gold eyeliner. And I swear it’s like he’s saying “I see you, Capitol, for exactly what you are” (because I refuse to believe that the choice to ONLY accent his eyes is a goddamn coincidence). He’s a Capitol resident, who has, I imagine, worked pretty damn hard to get to where he is as a fashion designer for the Hunger Games (even if he is designing for District 12), but who has never been shown celebrating the Games. You just can’t imagine Cinna acting the way the rest of them do, and you just know that he’s had that fire burning in him for such a very, very long time. He has a sense of humanity that Capitol residents often don’t have, and he is just so fucking GOOD with how he deals with it. He is so fucking GOOD at sparking this goddamn rebellion.
And I swear to fuck that, yeah, Rue sparked the rebellion, but Cinna— in this move, in sacrificing himself for the cause, and in being beaten down IN FRONT OF Katniss— was the first nail driven into the Capitol’s coffin. And Lenny Kravitz DID play him perfectly (which come on we all knew he would because he’s perfect). I’m also not saying this to in ANY way diminish Rue’s importance because god damn, Rue. I just want everyone to talk about Cinna’s sacrifice because that is exactly what it is. And he knew it the whole time. And it was goddamn perfect.
I think it’s interesting to see how this was Cinna all along even if we,and Katniss, didn’t realize it. When he first met her, he was the first capitol citizen not to congratulate her or be excited. Effie and the rest of the prep team had made Katniss very uncomfortable with their cheer as she was going to the games. A couple of the first things he says to her are that for reasons she and we aren’t told he chose district 12 and then “How despicable we must seem to you,” he aligns himself with her reveals his distaste with the Games. Honestly I’m annoyed with myself for not realizing until her dress did this that he was a rebel.
no one’s an atheist 30 seconds before an orgasm
OH MY FUCKING GOD
that’s the spirit