The Wine Diary

Educator. Feminist. Hobbies include makeup, cooking, and my cats.
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What’s it like to work alongside so many other women of color?

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alayne-stone-heart:

I saw someone on winteriscoming say that we have moved from Martin’s story to D&D’s story and that’s it’s not necessarily a bad thing, just different. And I feel like ranting. 
The thing is, I do know what they mean. If the show changes a character’s motivations it’s not necessarily bad. It just means that we have two different stories and one isn’t automatically superior. BUT, the story in the books is simply more inclusive. In the books, the Martells are people of colour. We have amazing layered female characters who break traditional fantasy tropes, instead of fulfilling these sexist tropes like in the show. Catelyn is the best example here, I think. In the books, Loras Tyrell is more than every gay stereotype put together. Oberyn is more than his sexuality. The weird offensive ableist beetle story doesn’t exist in the books. In the books, Cersei isn’t raped by the only person she trusts. Brienne calls Jaime a coward, but never “a bloody woman”. Arya never calls most girls idiots. In the books feminine female characters are valued just as much as the female characters who fill traditionally masculine roles.
While flawed and by no means perfect, the books are for everyone. The show is written through the male gaze and mostly for white cishet men. I personally resent D&D taking the books that are empowering to me as a female fantasy fan and turning them into the same tired stereotypical sexist fantasy. And the thing about changing characters’ motivations is that too often on GoT they are changed to the detriment of female characters in a way that takes away their agency. See Sansa plotting her escape with Dontos versus Sansa being dragged away by Dontos like a sack of potatoes. When a change like this is made then I can say it has made the story worse.

TL;DR - D&D’s story isn’t inferior because it differs from the books. D&D’s story is inferior because it’s sexist, racist and gross.       

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semicolson:

lausam3:

xbox420:

jerry accidentally walked into someone elses interview so he backtracked and pulled out his phone and just scrolled through it in the middle of the red carpet

GARY

LARRY

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“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”

“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.

Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh.

“Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

gnumblr:

Inception (2010) vs. Paprika (2006)

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snorlaxatives:

why the fuck does everyone in the purge movies want to kill people if crime was legal i’d find a way to erase my student debt and also probably steal a bunch of new clothes

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richardhorpe:

—Shireen meeting a giant

—Shireen meeting Ollie and awkwardness

—Shireen bonding with Sam over books.

—Shireen bonding with Sam over books.

—Shireen having a meaningful and good interaction with Selyse.

—Shireen meeting Ollie and awkwardness.

—Shireen bonding with Sam over books.

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doodlecri:

I’m prouder of this than I should be

doodlecri:

I’m prouder of this than I should be

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j-moriarty:

liquid-thought:

When a man dressed as Satan speaks more accurately about God than your pastor, you know something is wrong.

#PREACH IT SATAN

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gorbelliedstrumpet:

My new favorite fat shaming trend is people shitting on pictures of fat women partaking in physical activity. For a group of people who like to say “put down the cake and do a push up, fatty”, they’re really good at revealing their true thoughts which are “i’d rather you didn’t exist”.

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If any potential Ariannes want to come and sit on the street you can email me at aimee@rejectedprincesses.com. —Aimee Richardson (@Aimee_P_R)

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thegoodlannister:

friends turned lovers is literally my favorite trope - like, all other tropes can go home.

give me shared inside jokes that date back to wayyyyy before a first kiss was ever shared. give me living together with separate bedrooms until one of them gradually becomes unnecessary. give me confused reactions from people who already assumed the two of them were dating. give me arguments over what counts as an anniversary because should we start at the date we met or the date we became friends or the date we got over our stupid selves and finally started kissing.

give me stories that show the line between friends and lovers is a really, really thin one - that appreciating the friendship that two characters share doesn’t mean you can’t ship them really damn hard too. that you can keep all the awesome friends-being-assholes-to-each-other stuff and add on all the shippy stuff to get something extra special awesome.

give me all of that.

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