Anonymous asked: how does capitalism work
I am ridiculous. I am not Mavis.
I'm Frances, in fact. I have a particularly redundant degree in Ancient and Medieval History, a Lego pirate ship and a terrible addiction to Coca Cola. I play Guitar Hero very ill indeed.
Anonymous asked: how does capitalism work
Madam C.J. Walker and several friends in her automobile.
She was the first woman in America to become a millionaire by her own endeavors, as well as the first African American millionaire.
Tutor: All your characters have been women so far. Don't you want to include a male point of view in this story?
Student: I think men have had their time in literature.
Read A Lion Among Men and between the way he speaks in the beginning and that verdammt doge meme all I can picture is Brrr as a shiba inu.
very lion. so coward. much failure. wow.
humans are so cute, when we say goodbye we put our arms around each other and to show we love someone we bring them flowers. we say hello by holding each other’s hand, and sometimes tiny little dewdrops form in our eyes. for pleasure we listen to arrangements of sounds, press our lips together, smoke dried leaves, get drunk off of old fruit. we’re all just little animals, falling in love and having breakfast beneath billions of stars :~)
This is the most wonderful thought
I remember putting On the Road down the first time a woman was mentioned. I was just like: ‘Fuck. You.’ I was probably 15 or 16. And over the coming years I realized that it was this canonical work, so I tried to return to it, but every time I was just like, ‘Fuck you.’
The Waltz (1800s)
In 1816,The Times of London alerted parents about an “indecent foreign dance” called the waltz, which featured “the voluptuous intertwining of the limbs” and “close compressure of the bodies.” This “obscene display” sparked a panic that caused the Times to “warn every parent against exposing his daughter to so fatal a contagion” that previously remained the territory of “prostitutes and adulteresses.” Yes, this was written about the waltz.
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how come whenever it’s like an “everyman” relateable dude action hero getting revenge after his wife/gf/family was fridged or kidnapped or something is seen as this really noble understandable thing while they go track down and kill foreign “terrorists”/russians/people with british accents and everyone who gets in his way
but when it’s like someone legitimately oppressed by a system or military the moment revenge becomes their motive there’s suddenly this big thing about how they shouldn’t become a monster to fight monsters and how they’re just as bad as them and how they’re letting it consume and destroy them and they have to stop
Other people: Why are you so emotionally unstable
Me: It's all Gregory Fucking Maguire's fault
"I looked around and then I just put my hands over my face and cried like a little baby. And then everyone started laughing because, you know, Betty is …I’m always walking around so tough and all the guys are like ‘it’s okay, killer. Don’t worry.’ They were razzing me so hard."
— Ali Liebert on wrapping Bomb Girls film (X)
On the one hand I’m like “female villain displaying lesbian tendencies wow what is this 1950s pulp fiction?” but on the other hand I’m like female villain displaying lesbian tendencies.
Wicked is structured like a queer 1950s Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. It follows many narratological and musical conventions of the “golden age musical” but places two women as the central couple. Like the heterosexual couples of mid-twentieth-century musicals, Glinda and Elphaba begin as enemies and competitors, as opposites in voice and temperament. Constructed as a butch- femme couple, they eventually merge vocally through the show’s numerous duets. By the end, they express their love for one another and promise eternal commitment in “For Good,” as they sing, “Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” In this duet, they cross voice parts: Glinda sings alto, Elphaba sings soprano, and they finish the song together on middle C. Wicked’s very project is double divadom.
— RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR MIND IS BLOWN A LITTLE BIT (via fromprydonwithlove)
totalitarian dystopian future lit is like “what if the government got so powerful that all the bad stuff that’s already happening ALSO HAPPENED TO WHITE PEOPLE?”
#this show took some turns down some suspect alleys along the way but #as manifestos go the ‘shared power’ theme running through this scene TAKES SOME F*CKING BEATNG #a giant ‘screw you’ to the Batman-esque Saviour complex running though most dude-focussed superhero franchises #’it’s me and only me who must save the helpless!’ vs ‘HERE TAKE THIS - AND USE IT TO SAVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS’ #you don’t hide power and hoard power and swoop in to impose your power on others to ‘save’ them #you share it #you teach it #’are you ready to be strong?’ #[i’m not crying YOU’RE crying] (via harrietvane)
#ugly empowered weeping (via surprisinglywiry)
Sometimes in daily life I like to pretend I’m a time traveler from late medieval Europe and I’m just fucking amazed at my luxurious life
Let me tell you, 14th c me is REALLY impressed with modern me’s easy access to pepper and cinnamon
"you have multiple purple garments? you must be a person of some note"
"these chairs are fantastically luxurious"
"I’ve never seen so much salt in one place"
I am going to start playing this game.