Avaricious, lazy and ambitious.
Whatever happens now, whatever my fate, I face it like a God.
If you hate Cersei Lannister more than Tywin because we had to be inside her head for an entire book and we never got his point of view, YOU ARE A SEXIST ASSHOLE.
#you prefer women to be far away objects so we don’t see their thoughts and insecurities and infalliabilities #and their vulnerabilities and anger and viciousness #and prefer them to be beautiful untouchable archetypes: the mother the maiden the bitch the whore the crone #and then when they have the gall to be real people with fully fledged backstories and motivations you loathe them #and here’s the thing: tywin sort of eviscerated two full households before he was 20 he had an innocent girl gang raped #and made his own 13 year old disabled son participate #he sold his daughter like livestock to a guy that raped and abused her #he literally ruined the culture of a nation with the red wedding and killing the guest right #cersei is a vicious terrible human who has no regard for other people #hating her for those reasons is fair #but if you like fucking tywin and hate cersei #guess what #you suck and i shall call you out
I’m just adding to this here because I was on my phone earlier and forgot to mention it.
The same issue of not deriding the existence of women’s voices even when they may not be the most appealing goes for Catelyn and Robb. When I see people (including GRRM!!!) wish for Robb’s perspective instead of Cat’s because they find her tedious and/or wish the Freys had cut her throat deeper cough cough cough Tower of the Hand, I get slightly irrationality angry. We know why she arrested Tyrion, we know why she betrothed Robb to Roslin Frey, we know why she let Jaime go, we know why she doesn’t like Jon Snow, and so many people are still inclined to throw her under the bus and blame her for everything and are reduced to claiming she’s not attractive enough for Ned, or hated Arya, and the most ridiculous things quite honestly.
It’s really just blatant sexism because yeah, it’s okay to not find her perspective super interesting or to just not be able to let the Jon Snow thing go (even if that’s rooted in the sexist expectation that women are obligated to love children who aren’t their own ignoring their own biases and associations and emotions) but when people blame her for being entirely responsible for the war, or causing the Red Wedding, I actually don’t know what to say.
Like yeah, Robb is interesting as the young wolf who never lost a battle but lost the war, but to put it quite simply: you’re given Catelyn’s perspective for a reason. The legend that’s Robb Stark trying to avenge his father is brought down to earth when you see the repercussions of his decisions from a civilian perspective. To wish Catelyn could just keep her mouth shut and let her 15 year old son rule in peace, even when his ignoring her advice causes him and his campaign serious problems, well, that’s just gross.
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Currently having some computer issues, which will account for any absence on my end.
This is not a photograph of lovers, this is a 400 year old marble statue of Pluto and Proserpina
Bernini was only 23 years old when he completed this.
"I wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be good-looking. I wanted to be popular. I spent a lot of time thinking, "What are these people going to think of me?"
During the 1960s, Dennis Hopper carried a camera everywhere—on film sets and locations, at parties, in diners, bars and galleries, driving on freeways and walking on political marches. He photographed movie idols, pop stars, writers, artists, girlfriends, and complete strangers. Along the way he captured some of the most intriguing moments of his generation with a keen and intuitive eye. A reluctant icon at the epicenter of that decade’s cultural upheaval, Hopper documented the likes of Tina Turner in the studio, Andy Warhol at his first West Coast show, Paul Newman on set, and Martin Luther King during the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (via)
wow The Onion is dropping a lot of truth for a work of satire
My anaconda don’t want none unless the state of the economy recovers, minimum wage workers see an increase in their pay, and women, racial, and sexual minorities acquire their rights.
The Russian Academy of Magic is a colossal onion-domed structure drifting aimlessly across the surface of Lake Baikal brought to existence using centuries of levitation charms perfected by a group of Russian witches experimenting with portable floating ice rinks. Self-heating fur scarves are all the rage amongst students and professors alike, although they have been known to overheat from time to time, leading to mild cases of heat stroke. When traditional Quidditch games become dull, players would discard their brooms for skates and duke it out on the frozen surface of the lake.
I relate to this picture a lot
[1/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | LONG MU
Long Mu [龍母] or Mother of Dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
Wen Shi frequently went to the Xi River to fish and wash clothes for her family. On one such errand, she found a large smooth white stone along the banks of the river. She took the beautiful stone home, but later discovered that the stone was actually an egg, from which hatched five baby snakes. Wen Shi’s family was poor, but Wen Shi saved the best food she had for her baby snakes and fed them by hand.
As the snakes grew, they helped Wen Shi catch fish at the Xi River. The snakes were natural swimmers and became very good at catching fish. The snakes eventually matured into five powerful dragons. In Chinese culture, dragons are considered spirits of water, and have the power to control the weather; during a drought, therefore, Wen Shi asked her dragon children to summon the rain for her village. When rain came and ended the drought, the grateful villagers gave Wen Shi the name “Mother of Dragons.”