Seattle 2002 & 2014
it’s been exactly 10 years since Rachel got off that plane and I’m still not over it.
this is how you end a show. you don’t give the audience exactly what they want, or take it completely away from them either, you leave them with the idea of what could be
you don’t throw all sanity to hell in the hopes of going out with a bang, you go out with a warm hug and a thank you
you don’t give the characters the perfect dream ending, you give them something better
and this is how you end a show that is so powerful, people are still emotional about it 10 years after it ends.
But one particular document—from the early 1900s, she estimates—caught her eye. “The wording was so unusual,” says Dennehy, who now works for the National Council on Crime & Delinquency. “It was for a prisoner who had died in custody at the old state prison, and next to ‘cause of death’, it read ‘judicial homicide.’”
It’s a telling turn of phrase. Sometime during the 20th century—historical sources disagree as to the exact year—the term “capital punishment” entered American legal parlance, and with it a sanitized rebranding of state-sanctioned killings. Dennehy had never heard the term “judicial homicide” used before encountering it in the vault, nor—during her 30-year career in corrections that followed—did she hear it used again. Taken separately, the words “capital” and “punishment” are both qualifiers for the condemned, but “judicial homicide” points to someone else entirely. It’s the guard standing at the door to the death chamber, the strap-down team member holding the prisoner’s ankles, and the physician inserting the needle. It’s the people who walk into the death chamber and walk back out, and sure, their task is judicial. But just because we call it “punishment” now, does it affect their psyches any less than when we called it “homicide”?
i can only handle so much socializing until i get tired and start getting irritated towards everyone and want to go home and sleep or lock myself in my room and go on the computer
This is what it means to be an introvert. Not being shy. This.
shore leave + snapchat
#all of these are from jim #to carol #who is at a conference and very busy #but jim is gonna make her feel included even if it kills him #and the way bones and spock are scowling at him after those pictures #it just might (tags via spikeface)
#THE MOST EXPLICIT SEX SCENE EVER RECORDED ON FILM #THEY SHOULD HONESTLY BAN THIS IMO #pride and prejudice #he looks at her like’s been lost in the desert wandering aimlessly for days and she’s the first water he’s seen #and when he steps closer and looks at her lips but doesn’t say anything like _______ FLATLINE #CODE BLUE #GET A FUCKING MEDIC!!! GET A DOCTOR GET A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL I AM DYING #you know this some real shit cause if youre in the rain for like five minutes in jane austen you get all sick #and have to be ‘bedridden’ and ‘fussed over’ #so he went out after her in the regency equivalent of like a shootout just to be like #’I LOVE YOU BUT YOUR FAMILY IS POOR AND EMBARRASSING’ #little fitzwilliam things #’I HAVE A MARBLE STATUE OF MYSELF IN THE FOYER OF MY HOUSE let’s date’ (via apriki x)