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Sarah Manning’s ultimately special because she dares to go off-script. If she runs into trouble, she’ll chug a bottle of hand soap to buy some time. If she runs up against a wall, she’ll grab a fire extinguisher and bash her way the hell right out. In an instant of inspired thinking, Sarah constantly rejects what should be desperate, cornered moments with her sheer determination to survive.

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valentinemichaelsmith:

until sarah comes to heel, cosima will suffer.

aobatoppingnoiz:

Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

onlinecounsellingcollege:

Happy people value and choose:

 1. Love over Fear: People, who are truly happy, are less fearful and more loving. They perceive every moment, every challenge, and every person as an opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world.

2. Acceptance over Resistance:  Happy people know that you can’t really change things by denying and resisting them. So when bad things happen, they don’t fight, get angry and complain. Instead, they ask themselves questions like: What can I learn from this? How can I make this better?

3. Forgiveness over Unforgiveness: Truly happy individuals understand that it’s destructive to hold on to feelings of anger. Instead, they choose to forgive and let go, understanding that (in the end) forgiveness is a gift they give themselves.

4. Trust over Mistrust: They trust themselves … and they have learned to figure out the trustworthy people – and those they should avoid.

5. Meaning over Ambition: Happy people do the things they do because it adds meaning and purpose to their lives. They’re not driven by the need to gain acceptance, praise and approval from others. 

6. Challenges over Obstacles: Happy people see problems as challenges, and as opportunities to explore new ways of seeing and doing things. That is, challenges are something that help them to grow.

7. Selflessness over Selfishness:  Happy people seek out ways ways to give to others - of themselves, their time, of their money, and their gifts. That is, they’re not self-focused and self-absorbed.

8. Kindness over Harshness: Happy people are gentle and kind with themselves and others. They know the importance and power of self-love, self-forgiveness and self-acceptance - and they freely love, forgive and accept other people, too.

9. Gratitude over Ingratitude: No matter where they are, or who they are with, happy people have the capacity to see beauty where others would only see ugliness – and they’re quick to express their gratitude, as well.

10. Being Present over Being Disengaged:  Happy people know how to live in the moment, appreciating what they have and who they are with. They are not constantly being dragged down by the past, or distracted by what could happen (or go wrong) in the future.

11. Positivity over Negativity: Regardless of the circumstances of life, happy people are able to adopt and maintain a positive, and upbeat, attitude and perspective.

12. Taking Responsibility over Blaming: Happy people assume full ownership for their lives. They assume responsibility for their life, choices, decisions, actions, reactions, beliefs and attitudes.

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040 - The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi’s Family Ties

judymartn:

I wanted to make a strong mother character. The portrayal of women in epic fantasy has been problematical for a long time. These books are largely written by men but women also read them in great, great numbers. And the women in fantasy tend to be very atypical women… They tend to be the woman warrior or the spunky princess who wouldn’t accept what her father lays down, and I have those archetypes in my books as well. However, with Catelyn there is something reset for the Eleanor of Aquitaine, the figure of the woman who accepted her role and functions with a narrow society and, nonetheless, achieves considerable influence and power and authority despite accepting the risks and limitations of this society. - GRRM on Catelyn Stark

Anonymous: Ever wonder how fem!Rust Cohle would do in True Detective?

elucipher:

Much as I love the idea of genderbending True Detective, a female Cohle could only appear if the show assumed a radically different form. Because the structures of thought & behaviour being turned over and scrutinised and built up and smashed down are masculine.

True Detective is about a poisonous oldworld (white) masculinity which fears and anticipates its own destruction by doubling down with its festering violence and greed and destructiveness. It’s about the ways in which patriarchy frames women as silent objects to be consumed, passive vessels to be filled, inert surfaces to be inscribed with a man’s “hunger” and his “haunt”, his desires and demons. Femininity is the flesh to be desired and condemned, gorged upon or caged, worshipped or tortured, fetishised or dismissed. Misogynists like Hart (and Cohle) compulsively project meaning onto it in order to control it, to diminish it: virgin, victim, wife, mistress, whore.

It’s white masculinity as darkness and emptiness and void, the configuration of self so naturalised in American culture that it is the unspoken default, a tabula rasa, an abyss, a nothingness. It’s so pervasive that it has no substance of its own; it must lean upon negations and shadows and others. It’s masculinity through the warping lens of Lovecraft, a bleak “cancerous horror”, an insatiable black hole. 

What’s being interrogated, both in that office and throughout the show at large, is a faulty haunted masculinity of addiction and violence and despair. The fantastical and pitiful delusions of the two men at its centre—Cohle and his cold plate-armour of nihilism, Hart and his facade of wholeness and normality—are being cracked mercilessly apart to expose the crawling chaos of the broken wounded fearful creatures underneath. The show has variously implied that either Rust or Marty could be the sought-for killer: we’ve seen that both have the capacity for cruelty and misogyny and wrath. And even if they’re proved innocent, in our eyes they’ll never be innocent. 

"…time is a flat circle: everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.”

Patriarchy will repeat its crimes, its literal and symbolic destruction of women, over and over and over. The “monster” at the end of this story isn’t a ghoul or a demon or a wrathful devouring god. It’s a white man.