the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
fun prank; tell women they’re only good for romance, sex, and having children. and then laugh at them for wanting romance, shame them for having sex, and act like they have to give up all facets of their personalities if they become mothers
Oho! It is funny because it is the current state of things!
i just want a boy who touches me distractedly
like sitting watching a movie and he just kinds of drags his fingers over your skin while watching and he doesn’t have a motive he’s not trying to tickle you or be sexual with you he’s just touching your skin and feeling the shape of your bones under that skin like it’s physically comforting for him to know that you’re there right under his fingertips im so
I have that partner.
It’s not as much fun as you might think. It’s rather like being the couch-after all, zie’s not doing it for you, zie’s doing it for zirself. So zie interrupts what you’re doing. And mine? Thinks that if you don’t do the same things back, you don’t care as much as zie does.
Fantasy boyfriends are TERRIFIC because it’s your fantasy and you’re in control. Real people are subjects with agency who have their own goals and expectations.
(note zie is still my partner because I love lots of things about zir including this but that doesn’t mean it’s all good all the time, just like anything else in life)
Here is why Torrid’s rebranding has put them on my shitlist.
This, right here, is the reason I’m looking for new employment. Because the things my store manager has told me are being backed up by corporate. Because I’ve been told shorts I was wearing to work shouldn’t be sold in all the sizes Torrid sells and I couldn’t wear them any more. Because I’ve been told that fat visibility is offensive to plus size women and gives them a bad name. Granted, these are things my store manager has told me, and they are her personal opinions. But I know she would be backed up by corporate if I said anything. I’m tired of being told what I should look like, especially by a company where I once felt comfortable being myself. As my other manager and I were saying yesterday, Torrid’s shrunk the size of the mannequins from a 16 to a 12. I have yet to meet a person from corporate who was actually plus size, and I think that’s the problem. I don’t feel like Torrid and I are on the same level anymore.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RESPONSE MY ARTICLE HAS GOTTEN.
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This is really important.
I’m definitely going to go spend the $60 I was planning on dropping on the one dress I really liked on Torrid’s website somewhere else. Somewhere more friendly to actual fat people, with actual fat models and actual fat mannequins. Fuck their bullshit.
Welp, good thing I haven’t touched their shit in years.
The Lymond Chronicles - favorite characters, genderbent(!)fancast
Natalie Dormer as Frances Crawford
Cate Blanchett as Lady Gianna Reid Mallet
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Somerville
Emma Thompson as Richenza Crawford
Karen Gillan as Willa Scott
Kristen Stewart as Jaryn Blyth
Tom Hiddleston as Christian Stewart
Scarlett Johansson as Danielle Hislop
Mads Mikkelsen as Lord Mark Lennox
Michael Caine as Sebastian Lord Culter
i’m so torn about this because usually i love genderswapped fancasts, but the lymond chronicles is one of those things where you basically COULD NOT swap any of the main characters. like, at all. dorothy dunnett is fantastic at writing historical fiction with gender roles in mind, and her female characters are all brilliant and complex as a result. but you basically could not swap anyone without it changing the entire course of the series to the extent that NOTHING would happen the same way. at all. the original characters and storyline would no longer exist. even if you set the genderswapped version in an AU where women were allowed to be soldiers and scholars and “real” diplomats in the 16th century, well, it still wouldn’t work because so many of the original character interactions are reliant on gendered behaviour.
THAT BEING SAID, this fancasting is beyond. BEYOND. first of all, natalie dormer: PERFECT for lymond. she’s a phenomenal charater actress, and 100% looks the part. plus her face. NATALIE DORMER’S FACE, MY FRIENDS. then of course, mads mikkelsen is already slaying me because he’d be the perfect predatory older ex-lover character, and would be pure unadulterated manipulative bastard. ie, perfect for a genderswapped margaret lennox.
baby tom hiddleston is too much for me as christian stewart. he’s so fragile and innocent! OH GOD, CHRISTIAN. and, of course, karen gillen would be hilariously doofus-y as will scott. but my fave (aside from natalie dormer) has got to be kristen stewart as jerott/jaryn blythe. first of all, kristen stewart is obviously THE BEST and if you don’t like her then you are, by definition, terrible and wrong. secondly, she’s ideal casting for jerott because she would just spend the entire movie/tv series getting steadily more and more glowery before eventually screaming at lymond in utter frustration. at which point lymond/natalie dormer would just smirk and be like, “no need to be so obsessive, dear,” and jerott/jaryn would just get progressively more and more angry as a result. UGHHHH, WHY ISN’T THIS A REAL THING. at the very least, why isn’t there a multi-episode tv series of the lymond chronicles, with tom hiddleston in the lead role and kristen stewart… involved in some capacity, idk. life is cruel. and the lymond chronicles are nigh-on unfilmable. but we soldier on, nonetheless.
I’m not currently—the geek shaming got to be too much for me—but yeah, I am still in favor of Leonard/Penny. He never called her stupid. He always made an effort to respect her, and never asked her to give up the things she loved. Leonard really cares about Penny, and I like that, even if I don’t like many of the lessons on the show.
I couldn’t watch the show because there is too much laughing at Sheldon’s Aspie-like quirks. Even if the show-writers say he isn’t autistic, there’s too much ‘let’s laugh at the funny little non-neurotypical’ in that show for me. I actively hate it.
That’s the other big part of why I stopped. Either a) he’s autistic and we’re being asked to laugh at him for that, or b) he’s an asshole and he’s torturing his friends. He has a lot of really severe OCD traits, too; things I have to fight against doing to people. And if I just did those things, unrepentant but aware and not sharing my diagnosis, I would be being an asshole.
(No, “I have OCD” is not a get out of asshole free card, nor should I be yelled at for things I can’t control. But “I’m sorry, I have to sit there, I will be uncomfortable all night if I don’t sit there” is very distant from “that’s my spot” being a declaration of war.)
The problem is the show itself has been conflicted on what exactly is going on with Sheldon. For years he claimed that he wasn’t (whatever people were calling him), that his mother had had him tested. But then last season or maybe the one before, his mother came for a visit and in an aside said something like “I should have taken him to that specialist in Dallas” after having a confused interaction with Sheldon.