“[Cersei] even decided to bust Brienne’s chops over Jaime - a man she no longer even seems to be interested in herself. It’s worth noting too that the series has landed down firmly on the “Brienne secretly loves Jaime” side of the fence, which weakens her character if you ask me.”—
Really doe? Like one of the biggest reasons that Brienne followed Renly was because she was in love with him and he showed her kindness by dancing with her when no one else would. That is why she was a kick ass warrior and was willing to die for him. She was still kick ass in love with Renly. Why is it a stretch for her to fall in love with Jaime when he did much more for her than dancing? He saved her from being raped. He saved her from a bear by putting his body on the line. He told her things he never told another soul. And he’s fucking handsome as all get out too.
It doesn’t make her less kick ass to be in love with him. Just means she’s a human being with human feelings who has fallen in love.
Or even more accurately with women who aren’t traditional love interests as not being as bad ass if they are in love or the insistence that this has to be a brotp because she is not traditionally beautiful. Meanwhile people eat up Sandor and Sansa like it going out of style. I’m not saying that as a insult to people who like that pairing. I’m saying that it is interesting that our reactions to the traditional beauty and the beast trope is acceptable when a male is the beast. But if a woman is less than a runway model they are seen as someone unworthy of romantic love.
how can we talk and write about being immigrant child and/or being the children of immigrants and the emotional complexities of it without painting our relationships with our parent/s as one-dimensional and as us always being the ones with their dreams and them being dreamless,…
breaking bad fans were really good at not spoiling the show for people who didn’t watch it live
game of thrones fans are not
some people reblogged this saying that’s because breaking bad wasn’t a book series that was out first
it’s not the people who are reading the books that…
It’s true. I read the books half because I was tired of having the surprises ruined, and Red Wedding, Purple Wedding, and several other things that haven’t happened yet Still got spoiled for me before season three even aired last year.
“Maybe if Tom Hiddleston stopped rolling up his sleeves like a dirty whore we wouldn’t be having this Tumblr problem.”—something I heard a very serious looking business woman in a power suit talking on the phone say this morning on the train. (via anit0227)
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.
omg please don't take this as hate i love you forever, but why do you think stannis would be a fit king? he seems too weak and easily manipulated, at least that's how he seems in the tv series (i haven't read the books so...)
So I’m going to blame this, a thousand percent, on D&D and their crap writing. If you haven’t read the books, you’ll have to take my word for it, but Stannis is in no way weak or easily manipulated. It makes me actually pretty sad that the show has given you that impression, because he’s by far one of the strongest characters, from the standpoint of holding up justice no matter the cost. Actual book quote:
"Stannis is pure iron, black and hard and strong, yes, but brittle, the way iron gets. He’ll break before he bends."
And I think that pretty perfectly explains what Stannis is about. Davos saved his life at the siege of Storms End (and the lives of many more) but, because he had once committed crimes as a smuggler, he took four of his fingers. I think that example sums up what Stannis is about. As the series goes on, some of his ideas of justice have to bend a bit (I’m looking at you Jon Snow, potential heir to Winterfell), but overall Stannis remains who he is. He knows that it his rightful duty to be king, and he will do what he must in order to achieve that.
Melisandre does influence him, and sometimes manipulate him, sure, but no where near the extent to which she does in the show. In the scene in the last episode, they burned Florent (Selyse’s brother) and other important political figures at Dragonstone because they are infidels. In the books, Axel Florent is burned because he sent a negotiation letter to Joffrey, to try and make peace between them. Stannis, of course, will never make peace - HE’LL BREAK BEFORE HE BENDS - so what Florent has done is treason, and needs to be punished. Now THAT’S in character, and is not simply done because Melisandre pushed him into it. She’s certainly important to the decisions he makes (especially because her red god magic does visibly work sometimes), but he also listens to Davos, and he also sometimes just does what he thinks is right.
Reasons why Stannis would be a bomb ass king: He is the only king in Westeros to respond to Castle Black’s plea for help. This is HUGE. The others is probably the biggest threat that the kingdoms are facing right now, and Stannis is the only one who seems to care. He understands that ruling isn’t about glory or a throne or any of that other crap, but about straight up protecting the people who can’t protect themselves. More than that, he believes strongly in justice and, even though that would make for some pretty harsh leadership, it would be fair and honest. There would be none of this decadent overspending that you get under Robert and the Lannisters. Of the contenders for the Iron Throne right now, he’d definitely do the best at ruling - not to mention, that he is in fact the rightful king.
“I don’t consider myself a feminist, I prefer to call myself a humanist or an egalitarian.”— Pseudo-intellectual white dude who prefers to imagine that he’s more enlightened than feminists and also is uncomfortable with the thought that he’s part of the problem and also has a incorrect conception of feminism. (via brighterthanroses)
i wonder why when women write teen novels they’re categorized as chicklit yet when jgreen writes teen novels hes a nyt best selling author and praised as understanding the tru nature of teens nvm i know why