loveniaimani:

ctron164:

torisoulphoenix:

olitzterry:

loveniaimani:


Olivia rides…

I should probably be ashamed that I made so many of gifs of this moment but I am not. Liv on top, riding like a champ was my favorite part of VermontGate.
Shall I count my feels for you? I think I shall…
Olivia on top riding like this is a Ciara song.
The look of pure passion on her face(Fitz in there doing some damage—cobraconda touching her heart & shit).
The embrace. I am loving the Olitz closeness.
Fitz better hold her in place to get that D(Ride it Liv! Ride it. Ride the D, like a motherfuckin’ freak).
Olivia you better throw your head back in the throws of BIG dick passion.
Where your head going Fitz?
Olivia just hold on tight girl. Get a good GRIP on that man.
Olivia you better breathe on them damn ears & show no mercy.
Go ahead Fitz! Kiss the cheek. Show no mercy!
Olivia just ride & breathe!

lmao

Heehee

The commentary X__X

I slightly remember making some of those comments.

BAHAHA 😂 loveniaimani:

ctron164:

torisoulphoenix:

olitzterry:

loveniaimani:


Olivia rides…

I should probably be ashamed that I made so many of gifs of this moment but I am not. Liv on top, riding like a champ was my favorite part of VermontGate.
Shall I count my feels for you? I think I shall…
Olivia on top riding like this is a Ciara song.
The look of pure passion on her face(Fitz in there doing some damage—cobraconda touching her heart & shit).
The embrace. I am loving the Olitz closeness.
Fitz better hold her in place to get that D(Ride it Liv! Ride it. Ride the D, like a motherfuckin’ freak).
Olivia you better throw your head back in the throws of BIG dick passion.
Where your head going Fitz?
Olivia just hold on tight girl. Get a good GRIP on that man.
Olivia you better breathe on them damn ears & show no mercy.
Go ahead Fitz! Kiss the cheek. Show no mercy!
Olivia just ride & breathe!

lmao

Heehee

The commentary X__X

I slightly remember making some of those comments.

BAHAHA 😂 loveniaimani:

ctron164:

torisoulphoenix:

olitzterry:

loveniaimani:


Olivia rides…

I should probably be ashamed that I made so many of gifs of this moment but I am not. Liv on top, riding like a champ was my favorite part of VermontGate.
Shall I count my feels for you? I think I shall…
Olivia on top riding like this is a Ciara song.
The look of pure passion on her face(Fitz in there doing some damage—cobraconda touching her heart & shit).
The embrace. I am loving the Olitz closeness.
Fitz better hold her in place to get that D(Ride it Liv! Ride it. Ride the D, like a motherfuckin’ freak).
Olivia you better throw your head back in the throws of BIG dick passion.
Where your head going Fitz?
Olivia just hold on tight girl. Get a good GRIP on that man.
Olivia you better breathe on them damn ears & show no mercy.
Go ahead Fitz! Kiss the cheek. Show no mercy!
Olivia just ride & breathe!

lmao

Heehee

The commentary X__X

I slightly remember making some of those comments.

BAHAHA 😂

loveniaimani:

ctron164:

torisoulphoenix:

olitzterry:

loveniaimani:

Olivia rides…

I should probably be ashamed that I made so many of gifs of this moment but I am not. Liv on top, riding like a champ was my favorite part of VermontGate.

Shall I count my feels for you? I think I shall…

  1. Olivia on top riding like this is a Ciara song.
  2. The look of pure passion on her face(Fitz in there doing some damage—cobraconda touching her heart & shit).
  3. The embrace. I am loving the Olitz closeness.
  4. Fitz better hold her in place to get that D(Ride it Liv! Ride it. Ride the D, like a motherfuckin’ freak).
  5. Olivia you better throw your head back in the throws of BIG dick passion.
  6. Where your head going Fitz?
  7. Olivia just hold on tight girl. Get a good GRIP on that man.
  8. Olivia you better breathe on them damn ears & show no mercy.
  9. Go ahead Fitz! Kiss the cheek. Show no mercy!
  10. Olivia just ride & breathe!

lmao

Heehee

The commentary X__X

I slightly remember making some of those comments.

BAHAHA 😂

FAQ

gladiatorsagainstviolence:

Is this just anti-Olake, anti-Jake, or anti-Scott Foley?
Absolutely not! We created this petition to purposefully lack addressing one particular character and/or ship. This is NOT about shipping preferences, and we recognize that everyone will have different viewpoints. We find many aspects of the show (particularly season 3) to be problematic in terms of normalizing and dismissing violence against women. Some of these parts don’t even include Olivia. Also, we recognize that the actors involved are not carrying out the acts themselves; this does not have much to do with them.

What parts of the show are you addressing?
As we said, there are many problematic pieces that have been shown recently. We are unsure whether it was simply writer’s oversight or a lack of attention to the issue, but any portrayal of abuse against the female characters in this show that goes unaddressed is the focus of this petition. Yes, it was particularly apparent following the last few episodes of season 3 during Jake and Olivia’s scenes together, but that is not the sole focus.

Why is this so important?
While Shonda has certainly correctly stated that Scandal as a show is NOT meant for minors, it is also terribly important to note that minors are not the only populations susceptible to influence via media consumption. When violence (of any kind) is portrayed on television as a positive thing, or even portrayed as casual, it influences viewers to believe that this is a positive or casual thing. Olivia’s acceptance of her physical abuse has been incredibly normalized on the last installments of Scandal, and it has seemed to promote the idea that women should not care. In effect, a character that once stood as a powerful female figure is now silenced in the face of domestic violence, and this is NOT okay. We have also understood from much feedback that women who have experienced this violence have found themselves watching the show, and the romanticized depiction creates setbacks for them.

So, what do you want to happen?
We do not have a set solution to this problem. We are not television or entertainment professionals, and we do not claim to know the inner workings of what may be possible on TV. We have received many suggestions and particularly appreciated the suggestion of a Scandal-promoted PSA regarding domestic violence. Seeing the cast and writers promoting the message that domestic violence is never okay would be a wonderful recourse and would not infringe upon the plot of the show. However, we also would ideally like to bring greater attention to the fact that the violence against women is casually swept beneath the rug, particularly while the writers are reconvening now to write season 4.

How do I sign the petition?
Easy! The link is here. You simply navigate to the small bar on the right, add in your information, and press submit. You can also opt not to have your signature displayed, and we will not view any of your information, but you will still count in the total number of supporters! Easy process! You may receive periodic updates about the petition’s progress, but you will be able to opt out of those.

 How can I connect with others that share my view?
This blog was started as a way to connect and promote this idea for change. You can submit messages to us at the bar on the left and we will do our best to tag you back as well as connect you with others! However, a much easier way of connecting with this movement is using and/or searching the hashtag #GladiatorsAgainstViolence on any of your social media. At the moment, we are using this tag most prevalently on Tumblr and Twitter, but we intend to promote it elsewhere. Also, feel free to tag your thoughts and comments with the hashtag as well! We want to read them! Twitter is an important part of the Scandal fandom, and we want to be sure that this reaches the platform that gave this show its support!

 Who is behind this blog, tag, and petition?
While we do have our personal tumblr accounts, we prefer not to overtly link them here. If you would like to discuss any of the topics involved, feel free to message on the sidebar and we will be happy to address them. If you are already following our personal blogs and/or twitter accounts, we thank you for the support and ask that you not post that information without asking us first.

(via scandalgladiators)


favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling
I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

favourite people | mindy kaling

I’m not married, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie sale section. I’m kind of a mess.

(via theswordskissed)

baronessvondengler:

Gladiators, Olivia Pope needs your help. 

Gladiators Against Violence is now online. Join us there for updates! 
Additionally, the link to the Change.Org petition telling ABC that we will not stand for the normalizing depiction of violence against women is  HERE

Wow. This is powerful.

(via geejayeff)

aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING! aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING!

aliasvaughn:

fashionscansremastered:

New MQ IPAD snaps of #LupitaNyongo in People Magazine May 5th edition. #50MostBeautifulPeople

That striped dress is GORGEOUS!!!!

Just STUNNING!

aliasvaughn:

Listen.
You need to put certain comments in comments, not tags. Or some will miss the gem:

#Mama and Papa Goldington at work


LOL.
“She’s like the honey badger of plot. Honey badger don’t care.”

Gwen Ihnat, New York Observer
in her commentary regarding Scandal’s season finale and Shonda Rhimes creating certain “horrific” plot twists simply because she can. (via divaspoet)

It’s great to see respectable media call it for what it is. They should have done it before, but better late than never.

(via aliasvaughn)

Methinks the media has been waiting for this to happen. It was inevitable, being a Shondaland show, that it would falter and get in the way of its own success. All these reviews seem kinda prewritten - this honey badger quip most especially. Were people just lying in wait? It really can’t be that no one is here for Scandal after that finale, after being up Shonda’s ass all season. I

(via marsofbrooklyn)

You may be onto something there. If these post-finale reviews are acknowledging that the entire season was bad, then why didn’t these critics speak up earlier? Lord knows, there was plenty of scope at various points during the 18 episodes to do so. It’s great that they’re speaking up now, but I need more critics from respectable outlets to chime in. I want The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, TIME and so on, to make it a crescendo of critical derision. I want SR to  know what intelligent people think of what she’s done to Scandal, and how she’s ruined a historic show and turned it into a joke.

(via geekydorknyc)

To be fair, the LA Times called out the show months ago and spoke about how everything was supposedly a game changer (and that, if that’s the case what’s the core of the show?) and they questions why SF was there, etc etc. But otherwise? Yes, lots of ass kissing. I agree with danifran16's “And I do believe Shonda is someone who very much cares how her shows are received since she cannot stand Scandal to be referred to as a guilty pleasure or soap. ” Thus far, I think only AV club said the ep was good? Every single other place railed against this ep for the shit it was, including Vulture (which surprised me). The episode — and the season — was shitty. Period. There's no sugar coating it. Hopefully things change, but who knows. But the fact that this season seems to be universally disliked is good. Also? If people have been feeling this way and waiting til the season was over to say shit, shame on them. Stop with the ass kissing. Maybe if they'd spoken up, things could have changed.

(via nikkisshadetree)

Spot on Nikki…

(via scandalgladiators)

The New York Times also had an article criticizing the direction of the show and pointing out how only certain actors delivered in spite of things not being done well. Because those who have brains and prestige, don’t kiss her ass all season. I would never define Scandal a historic show though. Not ever. It never was. It was ALWAYS a primetime soap opera. S1 was DECENT (absolutely nothing groundbreaking but decent) for being a Shonda Rhimes show, it was more intelligent than her other shows but it was never smart in absolute terms. Compare even s1 to actually smart shows like The West Wing or House of Cards or The Newsroom and get back to me. Even the smartest dialogue from s1 doesn’t hold a candle to those. I’ve always been of the opinion that Scandal was good entertainment in s1 up until ep 6, ep. 7 showed the USUAL Shonda Rhimes tricks… I KNEW from that episode that I should have left it alone… but then there were Tony and Kerry to support, so I didn’t. The historic thing is the significance of a black woman in a lead role, which is a great thing, but that’s something in and of itself. It would apply to any show that did the same. The show in and of itself isn’t historic at all. It’s just another primetime soap.

(via aliasvaughn)

It’s historic for the fact that this was the first show with a black female lead in a drama in 38 years. It needs to not be understated how IMPORTANT that is to AMERICAN tv. It’s a big fucking deal, which is why many black women watched in the first place (there’s no way the likes of Michelle Obama or Melissa Harris Perry would have watched otherwise). That does not negate it being a soap, but it’s impact on the American tv landscape which has historically relegated the black female characters as an afterthought, asexual, sassy best friend (and sometimes combinations of all 3 tropes) should not be ignored either. Scandal’s relative success (success for ABC and success in this tv climate) has shown other networks that black women can lead shows and they can be successful. That’s super important, especially when many POC, black women in particular for purposes of this conversation, could not always find people that looked like them meaningfully represented on their favorite shows/favorite networks.

(via nikkisshadetree)

(via nikkisshadetree)