brienne: sansa's right there
brienne: can't i just rescue her right now
jaime: no
brienne: why
jaime: because technically we're not here

Honest Trailers - Game of Thrones x

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This kind of reaction is not uncommon, for Skyler in particular and for women – often wives – on top-drawer TV dramas in general. Characters like Skyler become targets of vituperation unimaginable to their male counterparts, most of whom engage in vastly more destructive and immoral behavior every episode. By failing to indulge every whim of the the male antiheroes around whom their shows are built, the women become obstacles to those men getting exactly what they want when they want it at all times, which is the core fantasy of antihero fiction. Cold cunning, ruthlessness, rage, self-interest, a propensity for physical violence – we gender these unheroic characteristics as male, and celebrate them; passivity, bitterness, grief, emotional enmeshment, a knack for attacking and deflating egos – we gender these unheroic characteristics as female, and loathe them. Skyler White, Betty Francis, Megan Draper, Catelyn Stark, Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, Carmela Soprano: On the sole count of “being women,” Fan Court finds you guilty as charged.

‘Breaking Bad’ Recap: The Sky Is Falling

Sean T. Collins, totally nailing it. I can’t speak to Game of Thrones, but I maintain that the characters he mentioned from Mad Men and Sopranos are really great, well-written characters and the audience’s issues get in the way of many people fully appreciating them.

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[Sean here—I wrote this for Rolling Stone regarding Breaking Bad, so there are spoilers if you click through the link, but this passage references Game of Thrones, with what I think is good reason.]

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fritokal:

karzahnii:

a story about tumblr’s collective ability to fact check

The person I reblogged this from specifically tagged me in it. Maaaaybe I have a lot of “OMFG TUMBLR FACT CHECK SHIT FOR SERIOUS” posts lately. 

I have a tag for it and everything

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Screw writing “strong” women. Write interesting women. Write well-rounded women. Write complicated women. Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner. Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband. Write a woman who doesn’t need a man. Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks. THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are stong. Write characters who are people. [x]

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explore-blog:

How the planets of the Solar System would look when viewed from Earth if they were at the same distance as the moon – another fascinating visualization to help grasp the scale of the universe

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Might start blogging…

I think I’ve decided to start blogging. It’ll more than likely be about pointless shit like tv and books and probably sports because that’s really all I know about. The reason for this is I need to vent and my writing skills have gone down the crapper since my (much hated) English classes in college. So anyway here are some of my interests in the topics I listed above:

TV:

-Vampire Diaries- Seriously, I love this show! I’m not sure why. I basically hate everything else with vampires in it, but I can’t stop watching. It’s mainly because I enjoy the characters and can relate to some of their emotional struggles. For example, my favorite character is Caroline Forbes. Caroline is very insecure and tries really hard to be liked by others. Dude that’s me! Except Caroline is very open about her emotions while I’ll bury mine deep, deep down under things that I do feel like dealing with. In short, I wish I could be more like her….which is only slightly pathetic!

Books:

The other day I set up an account on goodreads.com and after going through and rating different books I’ve read, I realised I have no life. Really, it’s rather embarrising. Anyway my love of books probably started as a way not to have to think about my life. See, I’m pretty sure my biggest issue with life is that I’m way too obsessed with myself. Books helped me escape it, though it might not have been the healthiest way. The first books I devoured were the Ramona Quimby books. Honestly, though if you were to ask me what they were about now, I wouldn’t be able to tell you… Then I moved on to Nancy Drew. I read a ridiculously large amount of Nancy Drew books. She was probably the first “badass” heroine that I read about. Girl got shit done! Then as I began to start solving the mysteries a little too quickly and began to think Nancy was a little too perfect, I moved on to one of my favorite book series “Anne of Green Gables”. Anne was so weird, so I of course couldn’t get enough of her story! After reading about Anne, I went reading crazy. I couldn’t get enough. It didn’t matter what it was mystery, adventure, romance,Christianromance, fantasy, sci fi, or classics. My life has settled down though now, and so has my book reading (which is probably healthy).

Sports ( I blame being force to watch Sportscenter way too many times as a child)

-Vols- It’s where I went to college, enough said.

-Marlins- A cuter, younger me was really fond of the color teal.

-Hawks and Falcons- I don’t really know if care about them that much, but they’re near by…

Anyway, so that’s about it. Also, yes I do realise I have like one follower (and that no one really cares about my likes or interests…), but I don’t care. So, hey Dawn I hope life is going lovely for you right now! Love ya girl!

(Btw, tumblr isn’t letting me go back and read this, so if it seems poorly edited that’s because it is.)


A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.
William Styron (via kari-shma)

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