I’m going nuts, I’ve had a pop song stuck in my head this morning, but I only know how the song goes for a verse or two… and I can’t remember any of the words. I’ve tried humming it into different sites that supposedly can figure it out, but nothing is working >.<
Saving family business.
You adorable ray of sunshine
You tried, muffin.
#thor#the dark world
i feel safe knowing that he is a guardian of our galaxy
#parks and recreation#guardians of the galaxy
La Belle et la Bête, 1946, dir. Jean Cocteau
My heart is good, but I am still a monster.
#la belle et la bete#favorite movie
Important Sherlock moments
#positives#you don't want to read this#i'm still a little out of it#and this took me too long to compose#and is way too long for a good things post#but i typed it out all the way so i'm posting it ha#just a warning
"My ambition is handicapped by laziness."-Charles Bukowski, Factotum (via rabbitinthemoon)
alright people we’re going to talk about my favorite vergere quote:
“the difference between a flower and a weed is only – and exactly – this: the choice of the gardener.” (traitor, matthew stover)
why? because it’s the wookieepedia quote of the day and that’s as good an excuse as any to talk about this flawless fucking line. and why is it so fucking flawless?
i’m glad you asked because goddamnit i’m about to tell you.
because at first glance it’s so easy to see the dark side in it. the role of the gardener is precisely the kind of power the sith seek. it represents an exaltation of the self above all others. to assume the role of the gardener is to be master of their garden, deciding through their own choice and their own actions who is a flower and who is a weed. who deserves life and who deserves death. it is unlimited power, answerable to no one, and the gardener’s choice is absolute: if the gardener decides you are a weed, you are a weed.
but! there’s a light side interpretation as well. it’s less obvious i think but then isn’t it always that way? the quick and easy path leads to the dark side. and like all things in the light it requires not the exaltation of self, but the release of self. it requires the gardener to look at the power being offered to them and ask what right do i have to make this choice? if any given person could equally be a flower, what right do i have to decide they are a weed. the answer is: maybe you don’t. to be a jedi is to look at that promise of unlimited power and recognize that no one, not even you, deserves it.
now it’s not always that simple and sometimes the universe forces our hands and a choice has to be made. but even then the lesson of the gardener can still serve as a powerful reminder of the gravity of that choice and how it should not be made lightly. your weed is always someone else’s flower because only a sith deals in absolutes.
so that’s what makes this quote so fucking amazing – its ambiguity, the fact that it can be interpreted and applied equally well from both the jedi and the sith perspective. because isn’t that what vergere was always about? is it what the teacher teaches or what the student learns? i think we all know the answer to that one. it doesn’t matter which interpretation – if either – vergere had in mind when she spoke those words to jacen, it matters which lesson we choose to learn.
and you really can learn either here. you take this quote to be anointing you the gardener and granting you ultimate power over life and death unrestrained by any external morality. or you can take this quote as a reminder that there are no absolutes in the universe and every life is equally precious and you have no right to decide otherwise.
and isn’t that just fucking amazing?
#star wars#expanded universe#vergere
I’m so bummed out, I made it my goal to be able to get up and dressed and stuff to get the three medications I’ve been out of since Wednesday at the pharmacy to help along this recovery process and apparently I’m really out of it because on weekends the pharmacy closes at six >.<
I feel like I definitely should’ve known that… oh well.
It is what it is.