The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.
Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros.
— Sterner Stuff: Why Sansa Stark Is A Political Powerhouse
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I am a collection of dismantled almosts."
— Anne Sexton, from A Self-Portrait In Letters
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A helpful list of resources for all your fictional victorian piracy needs, brought to you by writingandresources!
(The sources on this particular list is mostly relevant to European pirates of the 16th and 17th centuries only, not modern or Asian pirates. Some…
Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.
That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.
"Young Adult Publishing and the John Green Effect" (via delicatedad)
When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.
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”Do I have an intimidating face? Not many men come up to me and give me one-liners.” — Natalie Dormer for GQ Magazine (x)
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It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen on earth. I didn’t think it possible a virus could alter Its host’s molecular density and polarity. That explains the floating. I can’t wait till the virologists At the CDC and S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ see this.
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So I was arguing with a friend and she said that the AOS cast were not adorable one teensy bit. Can I just point out a few things?
it’s not like
adorable or anything
Please tell me I win this argument
You win this argument, hands down. The AoS cast is the cutest cast ever!! :D
Cosmic Inflation Explained.
Here’s PHD Comics with a great explanation of the HUUUUGE physics news this week.
Fitzsimmons in 1x18 “Providence”.
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