Athena Fountain outside the Austrian Parliament in Vienna.
i want the “strong woman” trope to be retitled “The Athena Complex”
because athena felt that, since she was not born from a woman but rather from zeus’s head, and since she was strong and wise, she was not truly a woman, but in fact much more masculine and often sided with men in disputes
which really reminds me of everything we see in television and movies and literature, when we see a woman we’re supposed to look up to, but all she keeps saying is “stop calling me a girl, i am Too Strong to be labeled feminine”
like yo, the two can coexist, and better yet… you dont even have to possess both at all
you can be strong without being the goddess of the wisdom of battle, and you can be the goddess of the wisdom of battle and still be feminine, ya feel
Lin-Manuel tweets about Ferguson with brilliant musical theatre lyrics
Stop calling ISIS the Islamic State.
You guys will go upon lengths and jump hoops to deny that the KKK are a Christian influenced group but won’t blink to say Muslim and terrorist in the same sentence.
The language you use matters.
‘There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?’
Gandalf did not answer.
“When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”
Lemony Snicket (via fairestregal)
This is important.
This concept right here is the root of my dysfunction with most human interactions.
I just realised that americans don’t go on school trips to castles omfg
Why is this getting notes???
because you go on school trips to castles
oh my god
how many americans have actually been to a castle???
I’VE NEVER EVEN BEEN TO A CASTLE WHAT
we go to castles on a lot of our school trips it’s like the basic one that everybody does
I was tagged by nikkoelyse92.
We’re gonna play a new game called Top 10 TV shows because there’s one for films. Write down your top shows and then tag 5 friends to do the same.
I’m going to preface this by saying that I grew up without TV, have never really watched a ton of TV, and had to scrounge to think of ten TV shows I’d actually seen and enjoyed. Consequently, everything after #5 is a show I have only seen parts of.
- Orphan Black
- Skins (UK version, and only seasons 3-5 because I can’t stand Tony and the gen 3 characters I liked became bland/totally different people in season 6)
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Monarch of the Glen
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- The Fosters
- Legend of Korra
- Sherlock (I have totally watched all of the episodes of this show. What can I say, my former roommate’s first crush was on Sherlock Holmes—the literary figure.)