#i could get behind this #like when cora’s finally in her right mind and settled in with derek and isaac at the loft #isaac bringing her a bowl of cereal in the morning #her smiling at him #then derek clearing his throat from the couch and looking at isaac like ‘dont even think about it’ #and isaac just shrugging #winking at cora and leaving for school #cora going all ‘i think i like him you chose a good one big bro’ #and derek groaning like ‘please no just /NO/’ #mmm and isaac and cora shoving at each other playfully during training sessions #whispering and laughing while derek’s trying to talk to them #and derek getting /this close/ to losing it every time #yeah i could dig that (via alphavenger)
That tag wins all the awards, in the history of ever.
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED.
HEADCANON COMPLETELY ACCEPTED.forever reblog
Haha well that’s definitely new…
- March 10, 1993: Dr. David Gunn of Pensacola, Florida was fatally shot during a protest. He had been the subject of wanted-style posters distributed by Operation Rescue in the summer of 1992. Michael F. Griffin was found guilty of Gunn’s murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
- July 29, 1994: Dr. John Britton and James Barrett, a clinic escort, were both shot to death outside another facility, the Ladies Center, in Pensacola. Rev. Paul Jennings Hill was charged with the killings. Hill received a death sentence and was executed on September 3, 2003. The clinic in Pensacola had been bombed before in 1984 and was also bombed subsequently in 2012.
- December 30, 1994: Two receptionists, Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols, were killed in two clinic attacks in Brookline, Massachusetts. John Salvi was arrested and confessed to the killings. He died in prison and guards found his body under his bed with a plastic garbage bag tied around his head. Salvi had also confessed to a non-lethal attack in Norfolk, Virginia days before the Brookline killings.
- January 29, 1998: Robert Sanderson, an off-duty police officer who worked as a security guard at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, was killed when his workplace was bombed. Eric Robert Rudolph, who was also responsible for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing, was charged with the crime and received two life sentences as a result.
- October 23, 1998: Dr. Barnett Slepian was shot to death with a high-powered rifle at his home in Amherst, New York. His was the last in a series of similar shootings against providers in Canada and northern New York state which were all likely committed by James Kopp. Kopp was convicted of Slepian’s murder after finally being apprehended in France in 2001.
- May 31, 2009: Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed by Scott Roeder as Tiller served as an usher at church in Wichita, Kansas.
- August 19, 1993: Dr. George Tiller was shot outside of an abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas. Shelley Shannon was charged with the crime and received an 11-year prison sentence (20 years were later added for arson and acid attacks on clinics).
- July 29, 1994: June Barret was shot in the same attack which claimed the lives of James Barrett, her husband, and Dr. John Britton.
- December 30, 1994: Five individuals were wounded in the shootings which killed Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols.
- October 28, 1997: Dr. David Gandell of Rochester, New York was injured by flying glass when a shot was fired through the window of his home.
- January 29, 1998: Emily Lyons, a nurse, was severely injured, and lost an eye, in the bombing which also killed Robert Sanderson.
- December 25, 1984: An abortion clinic and two physicians’ offices in Pensacola, Florida were bombed in the early morning of Christmas Day by a quartet of young people (Matt Goldsby, Jimmy Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Kaye Wiggins) who later called the bombings “a gift to Jesus on his birthday.” The clinic, the Ladies Center, would later be the site of the murder of Dr.John Britton and James Barrett in 1994 and a firebombing in 2012.
- May 21, 1998: Three people were injured when acid was poured at the entrances of five abortion clinics in Miami, Florida.
- October 1999: Martin Uphoff set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, causing US$100 worth of damage. He was later sentenced to 60 months in prison.
- May 28, 2000: An arson at a clinic in Concord, New Hampshire resulted in several thousand dollars’ worth of damage. The case remains unsolved. This was the second arson at the clinic.
- September 30, 2000: John Earl, a Catholic priest, drove his car into the Northern Illinois Health Clinic after learning that the FDA had approved the drug RU-486. He pulled out an ax before being forced to the ground by the owner of the building, who fired two warning shots from a shotgun.
- June 11, 2001: An unsolved bombing at a clinic in Tacoma, Washington destroyed a wall, resulting in $6,000 in damages.
- July 4, 2005: A clinic Palm Beach, Florida was the target of an arson. The case remains open.
- December 12, 2005: Patricia Hughes and Jeremy Dunahoe threw a Molotov cocktail at a clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana. The device missed the building and no damage was caused. In August 2006, Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison, and Dunahoe to one year. Hughes claimed the bomb was a “memorial lamp” for an abortion she had had there.
- September 11, 2006 David McMenemy of Rochester Hills, Michigan, crashed his car into the Edgerton Women’s Care Center in Davenport, Iowa. He then doused the lobby in gasoline and started a fire. McMenemy committed these acts in the belief that the center was performing abortions; however, Edgerton is not an abortion clinic. Time magazine listed the incident in a “Top 10 Inept Terrorist Plots” list.
- April 25, 2007: A package left at a women’s health clinic in Austin, Texas, contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death. A bomb squad detonated the device after evacuating the building. Paul Ross Evans (who had a criminal record for armed robbery and theft) was found guilty of the crime.
- May 9, 2007: An unidentified person deliberately set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- December 6, 2007: Chad Altman and Sergio Baca were arrested for the arson of Dr. Curtis Boyd’s clinic in Albuquerque. Baca’s girlfriend had scheduled an appointment for an abortion at the clinic.
- January 22, 2009 Matthew L. Derosia, 32, who was reported to have had a history of mental illness rammed an SUV into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- January 1, 2012 Bobby Joe Rogers, 41, firebombed the American Family Planning Clinic in Pensacola, Florida with a Molotov cocktail; the fire gutted the building. Rogers told investigators that he was motivated to commit the crime by his opposition to abortion, and that what more directly prompted the act was seeing a patient enter the clinic during one of the frequent anti-abortion protests there. The clinic had previously been bombed at Christmas in 1984 and was the site of the murder of Dr. John Britton and James Barrett in 1994.
- April 1, 2012 A bomb exploded on the windowsill of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, resulting in a fire that damaged one of the clinic’s examination rooms. No injuries were reported.
- April 11, 2013 A Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Indiana was vandalized with an axe.
- November 2001: After the genuine 2001 anthrax attacks, Clayton Waagner mailed hoax letters containing a white powder to 554 clinics. On December 3, 2003, Waagner was convicted of 51 charges relating to the anthrax scare.
- July 16, 2001: Steven Rogers, a security guard at a clinic in Melbourne, Australia was shot in the chest and killed by Peter James Knight. Knight was charged and was sentenced to life in prison on November 19, 2002.
- January 6, 2009: A firebombing using Molotov cocktails was attempted at a medical clinic in Mosman Park, Western Australia.
- November 8, 1994: Dr. Garson Romalis, 57, of Vancouver, British Columbia was shot and seriously wounded. In 1994, a sniper fired two bullets into the home of Dr. Garson Romalis, who was eating breakfast. One hit his thigh, destroyed some of his muscles, broke his femur and damaged his femoral artery.
- November 10, 1995: Dr. Hugh Short, 62, of Ancaster, Ontario was shot. A sniper’s bullet fired into his home shattered his elbow and ended his surgical career. Dr. Short was not a high-profile target: it was not widely known that he did abortions.
- November 11, 1997: Dr. Jack Fainman, 66, of Winnipeg, Manitoba was shot. A gunman fired through the back window of Fainman’s riverbank home in Winnipeg about 9 pm and struck him in the right shoulder, inches from his heart. The police would not comment on whether Dr. Fainman, who has declined interview requests since the attack, is still performing abortions.
- July 11, 2000: Dr. Romalis was stabbed by an unidentified assailant in the lobby of his clinic.
- February 25, 1990: Two men broke into a clinic in Vancouver and destroyed $C30,000 worth of medical equipment with crowbars.
- May 18, 1992: A Toronto clinic operated by Henry Morgentaler was firebombed, causing the entire front wall of the building to collapse
Anti-choice terrorism? Pfffft. No such thing.
FUCKING BOOM. I LITERALLY CLAPPED AT THE END OF THIS POST. THIS IS A GOOD FUCKING POST.
from dreamingstarkly: a fic where dean says nothing but shoves a bunch of flowers in cas’s face
“That’s the problem with Sammy,” John once told his son, fingers loose around a bottle, “he always wants what he can’t have. All this talk about school, about leaving- he’s always wanted out of this. Out of us. Always talked about ‘when this is over.’”
Dean doesn’t know what to do. He is young and impressionable and he nods half-heartedly because he thinks he ought to. “He doesn’t get it, Dean. This- this doesn’t end. It’s never over. There are just some things people like us aren’t meant to have.”
Dean knows there are two types of pain. The first is the sort his father believed in- the sort of pain that bleeds, the kind that leaves you simmering in a burning home. The second is the sort his father was best at inflicting- the sort of pain that comes in syllables, the kind that makes a home out of the places where your insecurities fester, when the envenomation settles through. There are just some things people like me aren’t meant to have, Dean repeats in the darkness before he falls asleep. His father dealt him a life sentence, and it anchors in him on a hot, lonely night in the backseat of the car.
It anchored, and became him, and that is why he did not run to Castiel after they found each other again. He did not wrap his arms about him, or profess any golden words of love. He did not tell him about the dreams he had of him, or the emptiness in his bed. There are just some things, Dean knew, people like him weren’t meant to have. When he catches Castiel’s focus linger over a couple embracing in Colorado, or when he brushes his fingers across Dean’s palm when they walk too closely, side-by-side, Dean remembers what his father told him. When he wears one of Dean’s shirts like it belongs to him, or falls asleep against his shoulder when they watch Casa Blanca for the third time together on the couch, the phrase becomes his mantra.
There are just some things I’m not meant to have, he thinks to himself, laying in bed. He stretches his arms. He knows the angel would fit. He knows he would settle close to Dean’s side and sigh. Castiel is one of those things. The biggest thing. The only thing.
Castiel kisses him once. They are wet from the rain, holding their jackets over their heads as they run from a bar to the Impala. They laugh, together, out of breath, and Castiel watches him smile. There’s an age behind his expression. There are celestial experiences there that simmer. Dean leans back against the Chevy’s frame and allows himself to be kissed sweetly under a grey sky. None of it is fair. Dean is not allowed this, either.
But Castiel looks disappointed, and for an instant almost angry, when Dean seeks to make it better, assuring him he would’ve kissed Cas back. It was the shock, he lies. He doesn’t want things to get weird, he says, convincing neither of them. The angel explains that the dampness he wipes away from the corner of his eyes is remnant from the rain.
“I’m not supposed to have you,” Dean almost whispers, breaking the long silence. “I’m just not cut out for these sort of things.” The apology comes with a bitter taste that lingers in his mouth.
A month later, late July, Dean and Sam are working a case, asking a florist a few questions about what sounds like a classic case of witchcraft. The woman is daft with age, her face has wrinkled from smiling. Her soft hands fall over Dean’s when he lays his fake ID on the counter. “I want to give you something,” she tells him, and she does: sunflowers tall enough to reach Dean’s waist.
“Sunflowers are omens of happiness. Give them to someone that matters,” the old woman says like a slowly drawn plea. “Give them to someone you need.”
Dean doesn’t subscribe to superstition. But he wraps his hands around the potted flowers and feels through the rest.