What led me into creating Superman in the early thirties?
Listening to President Roosevelt’s “fireside chats”…being unemployed and worried during the depression and knowing hopelessness and fear. Hearing and reading of the oppression and slaughter of helpless, oppressed Jews in Nazi Germany…seeing movies depicting the horrors of privation suffered by the downtrodden…I had the great urge to help…help the downtrodden masses, somehow.
How could I help them when I could barely help myself? Superman was the answer."
Jerry Siegel, co-creator of Superman, in a 1975 press release (via thegreatfires)
Winter → Harmony Season
If you’re cold, I’ll keep you warm. If you’re low, just hold on, cause I will be your safety…
Stefan&Caroline hit the road
Inspired by: Forever is a long time (care to spend it by my side?)
“You could’ve gone with them,” Stefan tells her, his voice deep, rough. “Or Bonnie and Jeremy.” She turns to him and puts on a sunny smile. “We’re not even five minutes out of town and you’re already tired of me?” she teases, brows raised. “This is going to be a really difficult lifetime for you.”
It does exactly what she wants it to and draws a short laugh that he can’t fight.
He looks at her then, from the corner of his eyes. “Thank you,” he tells her, his voice heavy with sincerity.
She reaches for his hand, twists their fingers together, and doesn’t let go.
Not when she turns on the radio and sings along. Not when they pass hitchhikers and mile markers and small towns here or there.
She lets go briefly so he can fill up on gas and she can buy junk food for the trip that has no destination. But when they’re back in the car and she’s got an open bag of Doritos in her lap, she returns her hand to his and feeds him chips with her free one and dances in her seat to the spotty radio before eventually plugging in her iPod and making him listen to the Top 20 versus his classical music.
She knows, from that day forward, there is no letting go of him, not by her.
I applaud people who get up and get dressed because I stay in my pajamas all day unless I’m going out