Josephine was so fabulous.
Josephine was so fabulous.
Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation, a conservation group in Australia, are appealing for volunteers to knit little jumper for these little penguins who have been affected by oil spills or similar leaks from fishing boats. (x)
CAN WE JUST APPRECIATE FOR A SECOND THAT SOMEONE TOOK THE TIME TO NOT ONLY KNIT A PENGUIN A JUMPER BUT ALSO MAKE IT A PENGUIN PUBLISHING BOOK COVER JUMPER (x)
John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his moonlit scenes and landscapes.
I’ve reblogged this before, but I love his work. One of his paintings graced the cover of the first book of Sherlock Holmes stories I owned.
His art is the cover background for DUST AND SHADOW. Love him forever.
fancast meme || 5/11 existing characters’ younger versions
katie mcgrath as bellatrix black, keira knightley as andromeda black, and natalie dormer as narcissa black
Michaela DePrince | Photo by Rachel Neville
The only argument I really need to defend Sansa Stark. You know… besides the one where she thinks she’s all alone in the world and her whole family has been murdered and she’s fighting to not meet the same end.
reminder that she was 11 when all of this started in the books, too - being 14 in the show is older than she is in the books
sansa is one of the most politically astute barely-teens i have seen and she’s demonstrating the ability to learn and adapt in a way that will make her one of the most politically devastating women in westeros if she continues to survive
anyone who hates on the young child for behaving in a way that seems illogical to an uninvolved adult commenter with a much wider view of the situation the child is in can meet me in the parking lot tbh
i love sansa. fight me
Once upon a time, my wife and I met through an online RPG…
Friends (including yorglow iirc!) and I had this shirt made up and put on a build-a-bear for strangeselkie (we told the woman at B-a-B that it was for a friend in an online collaborative creative writing group). Before I’d even met her. The shirt’s like a freaking 6-12mo shirt. But nearly 10 years after the fact, our kid decided she NEEDED to put this on this morning. (And she’s stupidly skinny enough to pull it off. Rather, to pull it on - she couldn’t actually get it off by herself. But she was rather put out when I told her that it was not appropriate to wear to school.)
(JFC who all else do I tag in here? adisusedshed copperbadge misslucyjane sinopia nochinchillanocry attractivegkry alyjack80 trailofdesire aperfectpalindrome revolutionarygirlshati bookelfe lollard bookwench and probably a million others I’m missing but it’s early, man.)
:D! I still have mine.
OMG… where is my Milliways mug???? GASP. I’m freaking out now.
i’m fascinated by bloggers who decry that certain movies or directors are racist, homophobic, anti-feminist, and only care about white, privileged characters, etc., but then five seconds later reblog a ton of disney stuff. interesting.
i know i’m literally the only person who doesn’t stan for disney.
You’re not; there are tons of people who don’t like Disney. And on top of that there are people like me who think Disney is fine, with problems, who are over this whole princess thing because there’s so much more to Disney than princesses and hey that was a marketing thing so it’s weird to see people being all “I’m going to stick it to the MAN!” and making a marketing concept into … drawings of a bunch of dudes.
But I digress.
To me, when people call out movies or directors or studios or writers as being problematic, and say that someone shouldn’t like them, and then talk about something else problematic that THEY like and make excuses for it, that shows (1) their call outs are mostly about a kind of “gotcha” syndrome (2) they are at best lacking in self awareness and worst unrepentantly hypocritical (3) they aren’t someone I need to listen to.
By which I don’t mean that the information isn’t valuable—it is and should be discussed—but as soon as people pair up that information with any version of “and you shouldn’t like them anymore” (including my personal passive-aggressive fave, “this is when I stopped liking them but of course you should make up your own mind”) it’s not about discussing something problematic but about that sort of weird purity one-upmanship that goes on among certain groups of people who seem to actually think that there’s some kind of purity that one can attain.
When of course the truth is that we do actually live in a problematic society that no one is entirely free of, that we all have privilege that we’re unconsciously acting on all the time, that where we don’t have privilege we’re still fighting against what we’ve internalized. We all say and do problematic things, and while pointing them out does a lot of good in helping everyone to identify them, holding in particular young newly famous actors to a higher standard than we’d hold ourselves or our friends is a recipe for disappointment.
(It’s sort of like those ally checklists that go around that those being allied to probably couldn’t pass. I know I couldn’t entirely pass the “male ally of feminism” checklist and I can’t think of a woman who could.)
I call this Holier Than Thou Syndrome.
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