Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.
Tales of Tinder Part 3
So I found another guy who straight away started talking about Game of Thrones (in particular, he and his friends were playing the board game) but this time he doesn’t seem to be a wanker, has only complimented my German, and is also very very attractive.
Game of Thrones Boy take 2.
- tywin: what did all of these kings lack
- tommen: kittens
- tommen: a good king needs kittens
- tywin: no that's not --
- tommen: bring me a kitten
yes because jaime would totally rape cersei
the jaime that felt sick at the sound of hearing rhaella targaryen raped
the jaime that also felt sick after he heard of ellia and her babies being brutally murdered
THE JAIME THAT GOT HIS HAND CUT OFF SAVING HIS FRIEND FROM BEING RAPED
THE JAIME THAT SAID HE WOULD RATHER DIE IF HE WAS A WOMAN THAN LET SOMEONE RAPE HIM
Okay, the more I think about this scene the more ANGRY I become.
It’s really disappointing to me the way the show has taken so many of its female characters. GRRM has one of the best fantasy-novel depictions I can think of of what it’s like to be a woman in a world that is overwhelmingly geared to hate women—I can get the argument that not all fantasy worlds need to be ones that hate women, but he has some really important and interesting social commentary, commentary that often goes deeper than just the surface level (Cersei and Arya’s relation to their femininity is really compelling to me in particular). They’re characters that resonate with me and that I really respond to. And I think the vast majority of those nuances have been lost in translation. Some of that is inevitable, just because of the scope of television vs. thousand page novels. But certain things just seem so callous, like having Asha Greyjoy call Theon a “c-nt” to demean him when in the novels, she specifically muses on why it is that men think that has to be such a demeaning term. Or having Brienne tell Jaime that he’s whining like a woman, when in the novels, she talks about how she thinks more songs need to be written about the bravery of women and their strength. It sucks to watch. It speaks to laziness in screenwriting.
Women in their multitudes is something that needs to be seen more than men in their multitudes.
tcazz said: Tell her you’re singing about pizza. Then she’ll understand. Everyone loves pizza. No matter how turbulent that love is, because pizza.
ah, but pizza would never leave me.
…unless I developed a gluten intolerance!
I shouldn’t even joke about that shit.
When your mother facebook stalks you
and finds the song you wrote which is quite personal lyrics-wise and could be looked into a little too deeply by people who know you quite well and then says that it is “very, very interesting” and you just know that you’re going to have hundreds of questions about the meaning of the song and who I’m singing about etc etc.
I am not getting into that sad story with my mother.
I get on really well with my parents, but I have never felt comfortable sharing aspects of my (admittedly underwhelming) personal life with them.