not all who wander are lost- especially if you wander spinning poetry and musing about the deep and nerdy things of this world...
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more.
Sophia McDougall (via albinwonderland)
This is something that’s bugged me for so long, the idea that as long as they have the girl beat up 3 thugs first, it’s okay if the 4th one overpowers her and she ends up being captured for the hero to rescue anyway (this happened constantly on Smallville). It’s cynical executives and producers going “this will shut those feminists up”, and not actually listening to what the complaints are saying. It’s well-meaning writers thinking that they really are writing something different, but not thinking any more deeply about how ingrained the sexism in how they see writing stories is. It’s promotional material and interviews for the movies going “she’s not your typical damsel in distress”, as if we’re asking for damsels in distress just not ones that get kidnapped right away. And it’s ultimately just the same old same old where women are just objects for men to capture, hurt, win, rescue, and have sex with, except they’re a little more feisty so PROGRESS amirite?
One of the many reasons I write(the main being that I love doing it). I want to create girl characters who dominate the plot, are real human beings, make their own decisions, and don’t need to be rescued. That’s also why I love Star Wars and Joss Whedon’s shows and other things I like- the women aren’t treated like that, which is always a plus.(via sirikenobi167)
happy 50th saturday without merlin everyone!! 1!’11!!~!
W.L. Swarts via IMDB (Caution - here be spoilers)
Richard Armitage on Bilbo and Thorin’s relationship in The Desolation of Smaug (x)
Just watched the Christmas episode of Mindy
OH MY GOSH DANNY CASTELLANO YOU ARE TOO ADORABLY ENDEARING FOR THIS WORLD AND IF MINDY DOESN’T GET TOGETHER WITH YOU I WILL
That dance scene had me squealing, especially by how happy he was doing it for Mindy and how bashful he was afterwards.
Then Cliff had to come ruin everything
Still, I think Mindy’s shown some new signs of realizing her attraction to Danny, so I’m going to cling to my shipping hopes…