An Important Announcement!

princess-thor:

This has been a hard decision for me to make, but I will be leaving this Tumblr soon. 

First of all, I want all of you who follow me to know that this has nothing to do with anyone or anything on this website, really. It’s completely to do with me and the things I have been dealing with lately.

And second, I will be sticking around on Tumblr, just not on this URL or account. I will be following certain people from my new account, but if you know you want to follow me there, please send me an ask or a message by Friday, March 14, and let me know. (My new blog is not going to be like this one—it’s going to be more of an extension of my off-Tumblr blog. Just so you know!)

Because I can’t password-protect this blog (since it’s the primary one on this account) I’m going to have to resort to deleting it completely, unfortunately. I don’t really want to, but because I’m at that awkward point in my young adult life where I’m having to be really careful about what I put on the Internet (because of current/potential employers, etc), I think it’s my only real option.

So I’ll be deleting this blog on Saturday, March 15. Like I said, contact me here by the 14th and we can talk about where I’m going.

Thank you all for the 3 years of entertainment you’ve brought me — I love you all! 

-Emily

Reblogging for the morning folks!

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An Important Announcement!

This has been a hard decision for me to make, but I will be leaving this Tumblr soon. 

First of all, I want all of you who follow me to know that this has nothing to do with anyone or anything on this website, really. It’s completely to do with me and the things I have been dealing with lately.

And second, I will be sticking around on Tumblr, just not on this URL or account. I will be following certain people from my new account, but if you know you want to follow me there, please send me an ask or a message by Friday, March 14, and let me know. (My new blog is not going to be like this one—it’s going to be more of an extension of my off-Tumblr blog. Just so you know!)

Because I can’t password-protect this blog (since it’s the primary one on this account) I’m going to have to resort to deleting it completely, unfortunately. I don’t really want to, but because I’m at that awkward point in my young adult life where I’m having to be really careful about what I put on the Internet (because of current/potential employers, etc), I think it’s my only real option.

So I’ll be deleting this blog on Saturday, March 15. Like I said, contact me here by the 14th and we can talk about where I’m going.

Thank you all for the 3 years of entertainment you’ve brought me — I love you all! 

-Emily

Tags: personal

ejlandsman:

I compiled some personal tactics and crowd sourced DIY remedies for the sads (clinical term) into a mini comic! Enjoy xoxo

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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

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— Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

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Artist asks GO!

  • 1: Take a picture of your workspace.
  • 2: Show your pencilcase and what's inside.
  • 3: Show a thing you last drew, no matter how small or a "doodle" it is.
  • 4: Lineart or coloring?
  • 5: Who/what inspires you?
  • 7: Draw a same pic with your dominant and non-dominant hand.
  • 8: Redraw one favorite piece of art by other (internet/tumblr) artist.
  • 9: Do you have any OCs?
  • 10: Draw a gijinka of your blog.
  • 11: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
  • 12: Favorite thing to draw?
  • 13: Least favorite thing to draw?
  • 14: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
  • 15. Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?

“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!”  - Cate Blanchett

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Drew a thing today. (It’s true, you know.)

Drew a thing today. (It’s true, you know.)

princessbubblgum:

graymaven:

princessbubblgum:

at disneyland there’s this thor meet and greet thing and he does this whole spiel about how there’s only ONE WHO CAN PICK UP MJOLNIR and he challenged ANYONE IN THE CROWD TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT and then there was this little boy dressed up like thor and so thor was like, “WHO BETTER TO TRY THAN MYSELF?? GREETINGS, LITTLE THOR, MY NAME IS THOR, WOULD YOU CARE TO DO THE HONORS??” and it was so goddamn cute holy shit  

What happened?  Did the kid pick it up?

he couldnt pick it up at first but then thor was like “ALLOW ME TO ASSIST YOU, LITTLE ONE” and they both grabbed the handle and picked it up together

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YOU GUYS I DID IT

I FINISHED THE REVIEW FOR MY SCARY MIDTERM TOMORROW

it’s 8 pages long, about 1 page of outline per question

(i have to be prepared to write a one-page essay about any two of the questions she gave us)

i even managed to figure out what i think are good answers to the question about the book i didn’t read

so now it’s done and it wasn’t quite as hard as i thought it would be

and also it didn’t take quite as long, so i should actually get 6 hours of sleep tonight, which is my average at the moment

YAY

silversarcasm:

no seriously let’s lay this all out

  • Sansa starts the series at eleven years old and is currently thirteen
  • She is currently the successor to Winterfell, the Lady of Casterly Rock, in line for Riverrun and near to becoming the ruler of the Eyrie
  • She managed to trick her abusive fiancé, who was the king into not killing someone 
  • She survived over a year in kings landing whilst three of her family members died and three others had to run away believed dead
  • She stayed strong and polite around those who killed her family, whilst slipping in some subtle insults
  • She has managed to get some of the best fighters in Westeros on her side including Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth and Sandor Clegane
  • All whilst remaining good and kind and compassionate

But no do keep telling us how naive and bad at the game she is

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