What do I want instead of a Strong Female Character? I want a male:female character ratio of 1:1 instead of 3:1 on our screens. I want a wealth of complex female protagonists who can be either strong or weak or both or neither, because they are more than strength or weakness. Badass gunslingers and martial artists sure, but also interesting women who are shy and quiet and do, sometimes, put up with others’ shit because in real life there’s often no practical alternative. And besides heroines, I want to see women in as many and varied secondary and character roles as men: female sidekicks, mentors, comic relief, rivals, villains. I want not to be asked, when I try to sell a book about two girls, two boys and a genderless robot, if we couldn’t change one of those girls to a boy.

trenchcoatsandtimetravel:

Les Miserables Edit Meme - [1/3] Locations

The Rue de la Chanvrerie was not more than a gunshot long. Bossuet improvised a speaking-trumpet from his two hands placed around his mouth, and shouted:"Courfeyrac! Courfeyrac! Hohee!"Courfeyrac heard the shout, caught sight of Bossuet, and advanced a few paces into the Rue de la Chanvrerie, shouting: “What do you want?” which crossed a “Where are you going?”"To make a barricade," replied Courfeyrac."Well, here! This is a good place! Make it here!""That’s true, Aigle," said Courfeyrac.And at a signal from Courfeyrac, the mob flung themselves into the Rue de la Chanvrerie.
- Les Miserables IV.XII.II

trenchcoatsandtimetravel:

Les Miserables Edit Meme - [1/3] Locations

The Rue de la Chanvrerie was not more than a gunshot long. Bossuet improvised a speaking-trumpet from his two hands placed around his mouth, and shouted:
"Courfeyrac! Courfeyrac! Hohee!"
Courfeyrac heard the shout, caught sight of Bossuet, and advanced a few paces into the Rue de la Chanvrerie, shouting: “What do you want?” which crossed a “Where are you going?”
"To make a barricade," replied Courfeyrac.
"Well, here! This is a good place! Make it here!"
"That’s true, Aigle," said Courfeyrac.
And at a signal from Courfeyrac, the mob flung themselves into the Rue de la Chanvrerie.

- Les Miserables IV.XII.II

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  • First watching RENT: ..... What are they SAYING?!
  • Watching RENT now: TO DAYS OF INSPIRATION PLAYING HOOKEY MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING THE NEED TO EXPRESS TO COMMUNICATE TO GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN GOING INSANE GOING MAAAAADDDD

pilferingapples:

"Quarantine the area and keep Enjolras out especially, he’s weirdly susceptible."
—-Today’s prompt: draw someone dancing! 

This one brought on by the post going around about Courfeyrac calling Marius “Young Man” and then breaking into YMCA, and, you know, the fact that disco! Amis will always be a part of me.

(He is of course not dancing out  Y-M-C-A. Why would Courfeyrac know to use those letters, that’s silly. No silliness here.)

THANK YOU FOR THIS, PILF.

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comealongraggedypond:

anghraine:

friendly reminder that Harry Potter

  1. at eleven, was described by his teachers as ‘bright’
  2. at the same age, according to the Sorting Hat: “Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh my goodness, yes” and “You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head”
  3. mastered the challenging Patronus Charm at thirteen and proceeded to teach it at fifteen
  4. resisted the Imperius Curse at fourteen and soon learned to throw it off completely, even when cast by the incredibly powerful Voldemort
  5. also at fourteen, learned to cast a powerful Accio Charm
  6. at fifteen, was training other students
  7. at the same age, under extreme stress, tested as ‘exceeds expectations’ or ‘outstanding’ in every subject that required actual magic (including the dreaded Potions)
  8. same age, cast a briefly effective Cruciatus Curse
  9. at sixteen, became a star Potions student simply by following superior instructions
  10. at seventeen, successfully cast the Imperius Curse on his first try, and used it repeatedly
  11. at the same age, cast a successful Cruciatus Curse

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dark-haired-hamlet:

megaparsecs:

ive always thought the most revealing line hamlet says about himself (besides “o, what an ass am i”) is the “o i could be bounded in a nutshell and call myself king of infinite space, if it were not that i have bad dreams” bit. because it outlines his Problem so simply, or maybe just because it always feels to me like my problem. “i could do anything, i could do anything i wanted to or that anyone else wanted me to, if i wasn’t hecked up from the neck up” 

Besides “if i wasn’t hecked up from the neck up” being the greatest phrase ever, this post is also Very Important because you do see Hamlet slipping here from pretending to be insane to actually talking about problems he has. It’s like halfway through To Be where he goes from being ~dramatic~ to stopping and saying that he is terrified of death and the afterlife, and confiding in the audience his fears.

It’s brilliant. We as the audience are also being duped by Hamlet and we don’t even realize it. Except, unlike his family being tricked into thinking he’s insane, we are being tricked into thinking that he’s dealing with things fine mentally and emotionally ever since the ghost showed up.  It’s only in the little moments where he slips from acting mad to genuinely expressing the problems he’s having that we begin to realize Hamlet’s true mental state. He’s a clinically depressed teenager crying out for help with nobody hearing him, resorting to dropping hints and hiding behind jokes. To the audience. He is begging us to help him, and even we who have witnessed everything can’t even hear him.

Brilliant, but so so sad.

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