At age nine, Robert Lutece informs his mother that he plans to become a scientist. She smoothes his hair back and kisses his forehead and tells him that he is the most intelligent boy in the world – that for him, nothing is impossible. The world is his oyster. For his birthday he receives a high-quality microscope and a bookshelf brimming with brand new science textbooks.

At age nine, Rosalind Lutece informs her mother that she plans to become a scientist. Her mother laughs and pats her on the shoulder – tells her that laboratories are hardly the place for a young lady like herself. Science is dangerous work, after all. Bold aspirations are unseemly. For her birthday she receives a new pair of shoes and a green ribbon for her hair, which she promptly throws in the garbage.

The only difference between them is a chromosome, Rosalind says. But a chromosome, it seems, can make all the difference in the world.


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  • Christa: keeps clementine safe for sixteen months, longer than any other character in the game
  • Telltale: ok but keNNY

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I think Hiccup and Astrid are the best animated couple ever.

I love how their relationship isn’t a major plot point for the films. Astrid isn’t there as a reward for the hero, she is also his best friend (next to Toothless of course). She didn’t stop being a warrior after she became a love interest (and Hiccup wouldn’t want her to, he loves her for it).

They talk about their problems. They fight their enemies together. And they trust each other.

Something that I’m just noticing from these gifs. They actually lean their cheeks into the kisses, opposed to just letting the other do all the work.  That’s something actual couples do when they know each other well enough to know it’s coming.  I love this.

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"There’s so few non-sexualized women in video games especially in the main role that we were kind of proud that we were creating one that’s very complex and without the players knowing it, she becomes the protagonist by the end of the story." - Neil Druckmann.

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She’s so much more than that drunk girl on the internet. 

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How I Personally Would Have Written Some Of The TWDGS2 Deaths...

  • Sarita: When Kenny snaps at Clementine, Sarita gets angry with him and begins to yell. She tells him that Clementine wanted nothing but to help her and that the girl has been through more than he could imagine. She refuses to talk to him for a while because of this. Kenny tries to apologize to her in the tent as her health quickly depleats. Clementine eavesdrops as Sarita begins to unfold her past in a sensitive moment. She had a daughter and an ex husband. Her daughter somehow was killed or bitten and her ex husband was extremely angry with her for being "irresponsible" and, without comforting the mother, left her. She then found Matthew and Walter later on who helped her heal. Her and Kenny were a perfect match due to similar loses. But Sarita has issues with the way Kenny explodes sometimes and, in her last dying moments, begs him to pay more attention to the people around him-- specifically Clementine. She states that she doesn't regret helping Sarah and Clementine and that her getting bitten was in no way Clem's fault. This inspires Kenny to become more helpful with Rebecca's pregnancy and her son. Possibly even improves his attitude.
  • Nick: After seeing Carlos get eaten alive in the horde, Nick is immediately reminded of Pete's fate and how such a thing may affect young Sarah. In a desperate attempt to save her, he catches up to Sarah and leads her to shelter. Nick is able to calm Sarah down by relating to her feelings of loss and telling her it'll definitely be alright. Each time Luke screams at her, Nick gets pissed and tells him to knock it off and even points out what a dick he'd been lately. Eventually, Clementine and Jane arrive to save the day. But as they're trying to escape, Sarah refuses to go. Nick and Clementine pep talk her. Nick boosts Sarah up to the sky light and tells her to keep fighting for Carlos. Nick then stays behind on his own accord to distract the zombies, eventually sacrificing his life for the group. Luke and Sarah both acknowledge his death and mourn for him deeply.
  • Sarah: Instead of falling to her random demise, Sarah stays to help Kenny deliver Rebecca's baby. After all, she is a doctor's daughter and she should know a thing or two about delivering a child. When the porch begins to collapse, Clementine is the one who falls to the ground and his trapped under debris. Sarah, thinking back to the pinkie promise and Nick's kind words, rushes to boost Clementine back up onto what remains of the porch. You last see her fighting off the zombies with a pistol and running off. Her fate would remain unknown until further notice.
  • Rebecca: During the shoot out, Rebecca manages to escape with her son. Her whereabouts are unknown until episode 5. You find her hidden in a shelter of some type somewhere, almost dead. You later discover that she completely sheltered her son from the cold and did whatever she could to protect him till the end. Her son survives and as you find her, she begins to grow closer to death and requests that you take her son and leave her with a gun to end things. She thanks you and asks you to thank to rest of the group for taking care of her. She then tells you to thank a woman named "Christa" for taking care of her in the time that she was separated from the group. And to also tell her that she was sorry. Before you have a chance to ask about Christa, Rebecca has already shot herself and you must put the clues together.




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  • Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
  • Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
  • Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
  • Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
  • Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
  • Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
  • Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
  • Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
  • Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
  • Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
  • Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
  • Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
  • Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
  • Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
  • Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
  • Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
  • Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
  • Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
  • Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
  • Male Writer: I am original





isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?

yeah there legit is that’s 100% true


Oh my god






isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?

yeah there legit is that’s 100% true


Oh my god

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Take that, Bembridge Scholars!

The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvellous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.

#i had a marvellous time watching her have a marvellous time 

Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.

I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realise my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.

The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.

They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertantly raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.

Do you realise how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?

When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.

And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.

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This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.



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