it’s really interesting how so many mythological creatures that are exclusively female (harpies, banshees, sirens) are described as having really piercing or unpleasant or otherwise notable voices? sirens kill men with their songs, banshees shriek when someone is about to die, harpies are awful cawing bird-women
(watch out for the girls who know how to make noise; we are monsters)
Reblog if you’re currently writing a novel, even if it’s only in your head or scribbled in the back of a notebook somewhere.
Think about how many books don’t exist yet.
I’m ALWAYS writing a novel.
I need to get back to my novel.
Still. Or again. I forget.
Whispers into your ear
until we have a lesbian princess (and preferably more than one) creating a princess whose sexuality doesn’t matter will have no impact because people will assume she’s straight and argue violently against people who say she might be otherwise because straight is the norm and textual evidence is still seen as necessary for reading a character as anything other than straight or cis
moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this…
“There was a a line in a recent episode of the show where, he’s not even present, but two people are talking about him and someone says ‘Well, no one trusts Littlefinger’ and ‘Littlefinger has no friends.’ And that’s true of television show Littlefinger, but it’s certainly not true of book Littlefinger. Book Littlefinger, in the book, everybody trusts him. Everybody trusts him because he seems powerless, and he’s very friendly, and he’s very helpful. /…/ But of course there’s the Machiavellian thing.” - GRRM [x]
show!littlefinger is going to be so great at teaching Sansa The Game amirite
- "Sansa, you must grow a moustache and stand in the background smiling evilly at public events.”
- "Make sure you sass your allies at every turn, preferably referring to their secrets in public. Like continuing incestuous relations they’ve tried to hide for years that could threaten their public opinion."
- "Enemies or frenemies. There is no middle ground."
- "Wear dark clothes so a) no one will notice you’re there or b) it will serve to make you look more evil and suspicious."
- "If there are other game players and people of high authority around, gloat. Make sure everyone knows you’re better than them at all times."
- "Practise your best Batman voice impression while rehearsing monologues about Being Evil. Refer to ‘chaos’ as much as possible for emphasis."
So, yes, for the fucking love of God, movies matter. TV shows matter. Novels matter. They shape the lens through which you see the world. The very fact that you don’t think they matter, that even right now you’re still resisting the idea, is what makes all of this so dangerous to you — you watch movies so you can turn off your brain and let your guard down. But while your guard is down, you’re letting them jack directly into that part of your brain that creates your mythology. If you think about it, it’s an awesome responsibility on the part of the storyteller. And you’re comfortable handing that responsibility over to Michael Bay.
AKA Why Representation Matters.
“Well yes, I’m angry. You know, I’m getting totally screwed over here..”
How you know finals are coming: College Edition
Last week in class: 6 people
This week in class: 106 people, 5 dogs, 2 cats, and a partridge in a pear tree.
is this where I start the conversation?
HA! I see you follow me!
I follow you,too!
maybe we should tal-
wow this is the most accurate post of how I try to make friends
Did anyone else read this in Mulan’s “manly voice”?