Pale Dolorosa/Dualscar, grooming work as a prompt? Preference for playing with hair?
It takes a long time for the two of you to edge into something approaching comfort - not that you blame Dol, with all a’ the Spin-processing she has to do, and being perfectly honest you have some processing to do there yourself; Spin was a large part of your life, and your friend even when she wasn’t your quadrantmate - but your point is that you’ve got a comfortable routine now, that you see Dol most nights when you’re at a loose end, and sitting on the couch with her while Red’s out chasing crime is nice, and of course your crapsack of a brain wants to fuck it up with flittery feelings and the need to label everything.
The sensible part of you knows that Dol doesn’t need that shit right now, and neither do you, but it’s a little hard to ignore when she falls asleep halfway through an episode In Which a Schoolfeeding Overseer Revitalises A Lost Extra-Curricular Activity Club Centered Around Singing In Order To Further His Research On Caste Dynamics, Instead Becoming Gradually Involved to the Point of Impropriety, Causing His Long-Time Rival To Step In And Run The Social Experiments Herself, Causing an Eventual Breakdown in Schoolfeeding Procedures That Results In Complete Anarchy and the Need for ExtremeCullingMeasures, and her head lands on your shoulder.
You freeze in terror for the next hour until you realise that she’s woken up again and hasn’t moved away, at which point you discover the true meaning of freezing in terror - but then Dol makes a disgruntled noise and shifts until she’s curled up along the couch with her head in your lap and your heart tries to implode and explode at the same time, because maybe you haven’t been talking about things - maybe you’ve been talking around things - but she wouldn’t do this if she didn’t trust you, and maybe you don’t need words; after a long time of swearing at yourself in your head, you manage to pick up your hand and carefully run your fingers through her hair, and if she’s mad she can tell you to fuck off, but instead she relaxes bonelessly into the couch - so you do it again, and again, and each time it hits you again how much of yourself you owe to this woman, and you couldn’t imagine things turning out any more perfectly.
over here TO THE CORRECT BLOG because troll Glee.
first of all, how dare you
second of all, HOW DARE YOU
I keep seeing this post going around my dash and finally I am going to explain you a legal thing.
source 1; source 2; source 3; source 4; source 5
Stop what you are doing.
If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:
This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”
This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”
The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.
They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.
Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.
A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.
YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.
MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.
I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.
This shit is important.
Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.
this is always on reblog
Part of that summary is wrong. The part where it says “A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.”? That’s not actually true. Never happened.
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, but I’ve read a lot.
In the United States, we have two main categories of legal cases: civil and criminal. In a criminal case, the government (on behalf of “the people”) charges a defendant with a crime and the jury returns a verdict of guilty or not guilty.
A civil case, however, is an ordinary lawsuit. If someone violated the terms of a contract with you, or caused harm to you through their negligence, or deliberately spreads falsehoods against you, you can sue them in a civil case. Even though a civil case can have a jury, the jury does not and cannot return a verdict of guilty or not guilty, and so you cannot be found guilty in a civil case.
Wrongful death is a kind of civil suit that arose to fix a loophole. If I, through my negligence, cause you to lose an eye, you can sue me for pain and suffering and the loss of the eye. However, if I, through my negligence, cause you to die, you can’t sue me; you’re dead! So “wrongful death” allows the close relatives of a dead person to sue the person who caused the death for the damage caused. It’s not a punishment (that’s the purpose of criminal law); it’s compensation.
The “official” story of King’s assassination says that a man named James Earl Ray committed the crime. He was put on trial for it (in a criminal case) and convicted. You can read about him in the Wikipedia article that’s Source 1.
The case mentioned above was a wrongful death suit. The King family doesn’t believe James Earl Ray was responsible. In 1993, a man named Loyd Jowers claimed that he had information proving that the US Government conspired with the Mafia to assassinate King. In order to bring these claims to court, the King family filed a wrongful death suit against Jowers. The US Government was not a defendant and did not participate in the case. The New York Times alleges other irregularities in the handling of the case.
The jury in this case found that Jowers participated in the conspiracy to harm King, and furthermore that the US Government was involved in the conspiracy, but they didn’t find anyone guilty. They couldn’t! That’s not something you do in a civil suit.
Personally, given the broad-ranging implications of the theory that the government conspired to kill King, and the limited fact-finding power available to a county court civil jury in Tennessee, I would not be comfortable considering it “proven” in any reasonable meaning of the term.
Apparently if I stay in bed past 10 AM, the daystar shines directly into where my head is.
I may need to do some rearranging in this room.
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