Picard educating Data about Shakespeare. I love these nods to Stewart’s career.

strudelgit:

vanquishedvaliant:

bleproxursox:

things that will instantly improve any movie:

  • dragons
  • robots
  • bickering scientists
  • lesbians

how about bickering lesbian scientists that build robots to fight dragons

Pacific Rim was so close.

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Finally took something against pain, and stomach upset.

elsajeni:

megadelicious:

dragonlordoferebor:

xyriath:

cumber-cookie-batch:

[When Sir Patrick Stewart was asked to describe Sir Ian McKellen’s early days on the british stage]

Look at that smug face. And he’s doing a little dance!! You can see he’s victory dancing in his head xD [x]

Okay but

really though.

…oh

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I mean:

(Ian McKellen as Hamlet, 1971. I mean, honestly.)

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Third time’s the charm, it seems. My Omegaverse Orientations post has now over 80 notes.

@ PA/chuuface: I think female/male isn’t entirely superfluous when dealing with Omegaverse. As I already said, I only looked at cis genders, and that alone leaves six options. All non-binary genders apply of course, but I didn’t include them because - as PA said - it takes a lot of time to properly develop the concept to make it inclusive and respectful. I agree with Songlin: the female/male binary might be expendable, but then, so are appendices.

Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, acknowledged in an interview with The Daily Beast that ‘for some people, it’s just going to look like rape,’ but ‘the intention is that it’s not just that; it’s about two people who’ve had this connection for so many years, and much of it is physical, and much of it has had to be kept secret, and this is almost the last thing left now. It’s him trying to force her back and make him whole again because of his stupid hand.’ So, is it rape? ‘Yes, and no. There are moments where she gives in, and moments where she pushes him away. But it’s not pretty.’ Just my opinion here, but if your answer to ‘Is it rape?’ is ‘yes and no,’ then it’s probably rape.
Here’s What the Writer and Director of Game of Thrones' Controversial Rape Scene (Plus GRRM) Have to Say About It (via themarysue)

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So, Deanna and Will took on the appearance of an alien race? I mean, I get the reasoning behind it, but it still feels like cultural appropriation, and blackface/brownface/yellowface.

Romantic and Sexual Orientations in Omegaverse

momotastic27:

Maybe I’m overthinking this, but I feel that with the added gender components, Omegaverse needs its own Sexual and Romantic Orientation terms.

According to my post (that I updated/edited a little bit) I’m dealing with six cis gender options.*

I made a whole (colour coded) spreadsheet that you can download here, if you wish. The gist is this: I’ve made up new terms to describe orientations**, because I found the ones we already have lacking. If you ask me, there are so many permutations of attraction in reality, there were bound to be even more in Omegaverse because of added gender components – even when you only take cis genders into account.

Within Omegaverse, I imagine the assignments Alpha, Beta, and Omega to be the Primary Gender, and Male or Female to be the Secondary gender.

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stfu-moffat:

notesofarichlycolorednight asked stfu-moffat:

I’m fairly new to feminism, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought feminism was about letting a woman make whatever choices she wanted without being judged for it. But a while back you posted an article about “non-feminist” choices which seems contradictory. I’m an asexual, Asian-American woman, don’t get me wrong, hell yes I want the same rights (and representation), but I also want to feel comfortable expressing my opinion without being judged or it being called a “non-feminist” choice.

Furthermore, we all have and have had different experiences in life. I realise that there is a point where things do become officially non-feminist. I know that much. However, I feel that it’s unfair to call certain choices “non-feminist”—such as taking the man’s last name—if you don’t even know that person and/or what they’ve gone through that could’ve influenced that decision (or opinion).

I think that’s a very reductive view of feminism. Feminism is about gaining equal rights for women and ending sexist expectations of women (and men). For example, feminists want equal pay, for careers to no longer be divided into “male” careers and “female” careers, for contraceptive access as well as access to abortion, and ending rape and domestic violence.

Some of these do involve women making choices without being judged (e.g. choosing when and with whom she has sex, choosing her career, choosing whether and/or when to have children), but that isn’t solely what feminism is about.

Realistically, we live in a sexist society and all women will do things that have a sexist history, because this is impossible to avoid. There’s no one Perfect Feminist Lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean all choices women make are feminist or that some choices aren’t the result of sexism.

The example of taking a husband’s name is interesting, because there are a lot of not-obviously-sexist reasons that women often give for doing so - that they love their husband, that they want everyone in the family to have the same last name, that he has a cool name, that they don’t want to share the name of their relatives. But if these were the only reasons why women changed their last names, then we’d see men change their surnames for the same reasons in equal numbers. It’s a sexist tradition, and it’s important for people (including men) to examine why they expect women to change their surnames, but you don’t stop being a feminist just because you made one decision influenced by the patriarchy (otherwise no one would be a feminist!). 

Some choices aren’t feminist and you shouldn’t think someone’s not a feminist because they’re affected by the society they live in (because that would be ridiculous), but changing your surname isn’t necessarily a feminist choice just because you don’t want people to judge you for it.

- C

sashayed:

geardrops:

expostninja:

sarencseldfr:

expostninja:

sarencseldfr:

expostninja:

After reading about and understanding the issue people have with the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, I thought I would make a simple flow chart for creators.  Use it yourself; I imagine it’ll be helpful.

I’m sure I remember Jaime raping or partly raping Cersei in the books, though. I haven’t seen that episode yet but still.

Hmm.  I think I should consult a flow chart to see if that’s a good idea.

(My wife informs me that this was not the case in the books.)

Yes, of course it lowered my opinion of the character- but Cersei was praying in the sept, and Jaime came in, and I remember that she tried to stop him but he did it anyway, I think she started enjoying it part way through. And then it turned out she was on her period.

Huh.  You know, if that reading of the scene is correct, maybe it was a good thing to have in the books!  Let’s take a look at a flow chart.


man that flowchart sure is handy

sashayed:

geardrops:

expostninja:

sarencseldfr:

expostninja:

sarencseldfr:

expostninja:

After reading about and understanding the issue people have with the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, I thought I would make a simple flow chart for creators.  Use it yourself; I imagine it’ll be helpful.

I’m sure I remember Jaime raping or partly raping Cersei in the books, though. I haven’t seen that episode yet but still.

Hmm.  I think I should consult a flow chart to see if that’s a good idea.

(My wife informs me that this was not the case in the books.)

Yes, of course it lowered my opinion of the character- but Cersei was praying in the sept, and Jaime came in, and I remember that she tried to stop him but he did it anyway, I think she started enjoying it part way through. And then it turned out she was on her period.

Huh.  You know, if that reading of the scene is correct, maybe it was a good thing to have in the books!  Let’s take a look at a flow chart.

man that flowchart sure is handy

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