elidyce:

formerqueenregent:

"Yes," said Eustace, "and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says ‘What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.’ "

"Oh Susan!" said Jill. "She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grow-up."

"Grown-up, indeed," said the Lady Polly. "I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can."

"Well, let’s not talk about that now," said Peter.

       

The one I wanted to throttle was Polly. Lucy is possibly young enough not to really get it yet but Polly was a grown-ass woman and should have known better than to talk that kind of shit about a young woman wanting to stop being a child.

Susan wanted to grow up. She wanted (as mentioned in ‘The Horse And His Boy’) to fall in love and get married. She worried, she protected, she mothered. And she was the only one, the only one out of all of them, who got it right. Aslan told them they had to move on. To grow up. To find him in their own world. 

Susan was Aslan’s big fucking success. The others couldn’t do it. They couldn’t take the lessons they’d learned in Narnia into their own world. They couldn’t make a difference there - no, they all spent their time obsessing with getting back. Narnia was heaven for them and they couldn’t function anywhere else, so Aslan took them back one last time to suspend them forever in the only world they wanted.

Narnia was not Susan’s heaven. Narnia was not what Susan wanted. Eternal youth and innocence was not what Susan wanted. Susan wanted to grow. Susan wanted to grow up. Susan wanted love, and family, and her own world. Susan’s heaven was the one drawn from Earth, from a life lived to the full.

Since I was a kid, I have always thought of ‘The Last Battle’ as a very sad story because it is ultimately a story of failure. All the ‘kings and queens of Narnia’ die and are brought back to the dying magical world because they couldn’t accept what Aslan had told them over and over about growing up and moving on. They weren’t supposed to come back. It was a final act of mercy that Aslan allowed them to do so, since they couldn’t bear to live in their own world.

I think Susan would visit them someday, with her queen’s crown and her blazing red lipstick and the lines of growth and character on her face, and very gently explain to the perpetual children in Narnia that she was thankful that Aslan hadn’t taken her with the others. That she was thankful for her children and grandchildren, for boyfriends and husbands, for a life that was full and happy and productive. That she never needed Narnia to be happy. That she missed them, that she’d mourned for them, but she wouldn’t change her own choice for anything.

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friendkingmusic:

allyspock:

EVANGELINE (AN ALLYSPOCK COVER) // This is a cover of a song written and performed by Friend King, with lyrics by cleanwhiteroom. Art is by narcomanic.

This was recorded 6 months ago, and then I had an emotional crisis so I never posted it.  Better late than pregnant never, I guess?

This is amazing!  It is a such a different spin on the song.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR RECORDING THIS!

brofisting:



In society today, there exists a pervasive myth that some people are born with style— when in reality, it’s learned! Unfortunately, many fat women grew up thinking that style was only for the thin, and never got a chance to develop their style muscles. This book is for them.



DAMN GIRL THAT STYLE IS FAT is a book on developing your own style, written for the fat woman! Featuring 66 pages of full-color, illustrated content, DAMN GIRL covers the basics of style.

Hey guys— I was talking to people the other day and I realized that there might be some of you out there who didn’t know that I had written a fashion book? But I did! This is it! You can buy a PDF of it for $10 on Gumroad! Also, I’m kind of poor right now, so if this is something you’re interested in buying, now would be an awesome time!!
BUY IT HERE!

brofisting:

In society today, there exists a pervasive myth that some people are born with style— when in reality, it’s learned! Unfortunately, many fat women grew up thinking that style was only for the thin, and never got a chance to develop their style muscles. This book is for them.

DAMN GIRL THAT STYLE IS FAT is a book on developing your own style, written for the fat woman! Featuring 66 pages of full-color, illustrated content, DAMN GIRL covers the basics of style.

Hey guys— I was talking to people the other day and I realized that there might be some of you out there who didn’t know that I had written a fashion book? But I did! This is it! You can buy a PDF of it for $10 on Gumroad! Also, I’m kind of poor right now, so if this is something you’re interested in buying, now would be an awesome time!!

BUY IT HERE!

1. The Howling Commandos. From left to right: Pvt. James Morita, Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, Cpl. Timothy Alyosius “Dum Dum” Dugan, Cpl. Jacques “Frenchie” Dernier, Lt. James Montgomery Falsworth, Pvt. Gabriel “Gabe” Jones (Italy, November 1943).
2. Cpt. Steven Grant Rogers and Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes of the Howling Commandos (Poland, February 1944).
3. Cpt. Rogers leading a group of POWs freed from a HYDRA labor camp (Italy, November 1943).
4. Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Italy, November 1943).

ALL PHOTOS CAN BE VIEWED AT THE SMITHSONIAN CAPTAIN AMERICA EXHIBIT, OPENING 07.04.2013.

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theniftyfifties:

1950s college students

theniftyfifties:

1950s college students

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snakesandearrings:

oliveracedavis:

operationobservation:

huffingtonpost:

DEBI JACKSON, MOTHER OF TRANSGENDER CHILD, GIVES MOVING SPEECH

The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”

So watch the full video to see her answers to those difficult questions here.

Chills down my whole body. This is how parents should react.

Chills too.

oh Jesus, what a loving parent

guacamolebeautyqueen:

rcmclachlan:

radiationdude:

NO. NO. I AM TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD AND I AM CRYING BECAUSE I CAN STILL HEAR THE EXACT WAY SHADOW SAYS “PETER” AS HE COMES OUT OF THE WOODS DON’T LOOK AT MEEEE

^

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#SheForShe

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softerworld:


A Softer World: 1155
(Alternately, puppies.)
buy this print • support our patreon
elf-hellion:

derebuttforfortune:

Found in the DePaul basement: Gillian Anderson in 1987, as a freshman

ill nvr stop reblogging it

elf-hellion:

derebuttforfortune:

Found in the DePaul basement: Gillian Anderson in 1987, as a freshman

ill nvr stop reblogging it

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raggedick:

henrypawlins:

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

oh my god

i was literally just talking about this piece of american history and how downplayed it is. like where are the movies about this shit? where are the teachers explaining how this happened in america? 

its crazy man. 

markruffalo:

Marie Ruffalo is not only my kind and loving Mom, she is also a talented artist. She has been inspired by every aspect of her unusual life, the ups and downs, joys, tears, and fears. She has been doing her art since I was a boy, mostly for her own satisfaction and peace of mind. After much nudging by me and by my step Father, Jerry, she is finally willing to show it to the public. It’s a very difficult thing to do and I commend her for it. Take a look. https://www.marieroseruffalo.com/

markruffalo:

Marie Ruffalo is not only my kind and loving Mom, she is also a talented artist. She has been inspired by every aspect of her unusual life, the ups and downs, joys, tears, and fears. She has been doing her art since I was a boy, mostly for her own satisfaction and peace of mind. After much nudging by me and by my step Father, Jerry, she is finally willing to show it to the public. It’s a very difficult thing to do and I commend her for it. Take a look. https://www.marieroseruffalo.com/

Män som hatar kvinnor - The Interpellation of The Online Subject

thelitcritguy:

A re-post of one of my blogs on MRAs and misogyny. Especially relevant when with #GamerGate (and the sickening sexism/death threats/rape threats hurled near constantly at women like Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian) it seems that there isn’t enough stuff drowning these bigots out yet.

Your critique of the MRA movement is strong and important, but stirring the pot, I stand by my earlier position that it is troubling to use the work of a man who murdered his wife to contextualize contemporary misogyny. The devaluation of Anita Sarkeesian (but gamers!!11!1) = the devaluation of Reeva Steenkamp (but athletes!!11!1) = the devaluation of Hélène Althusser (but the Great Men of the Left!!11!1), each of these (among so many others) being individual—but by no means isolated!—outbursts of institutionalised misogyny. Althusser was not so great, but a fake who, like OJ Simpson and Oscar Pistorius, wrote with the intention to publish off the back of the woman he murdered, up to and including the murder itself.

tl;dr: Althusser sucks.

boyhood:

The Fall (2006).

thelitcritguy, I am taking commentary out of the tags (!) to tell you this is a must-watch. 

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