{Priscila, 23, Brazil.}

It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. Rape is a tricky thing to use as character development, for either the victim or the rapist; doing it twice raises a lot of red flags. It assumes that rape between characters doesn’t fundamentally change the rest of their story—and it assumes that the difference between consent and rape is, to use the parlance, a “blurred line.”

Unfortunately, the show is wrong, on both counts. Changing a scene from consensual sex to rape is not just a pedantic issue of accuracy—it’s a problem with story. The Daenerys Targaryen who falls in love with a man who granted her respect when no one else would is different from the Daenerys Targaryen who fell in love with her rapist. It changes that relationship. (Dany falling in love with Drogo, and calling him her “sun and stars,” makes a whole lot more sense now, doesn’t it?)

Similarly, Jaime is a figure of chivalric love in the books—despite his arrogance and ruthlessness, his devotion and sense of duty to Cersei, the only woman he has ever loved, is so fervent as to border on adoration. Admittedly, the show can’t rely on his point-of-view chapters, as the book does, to communicate that love. But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.

Sonia Saraiya, Rape of Thrones: Why are the Game of Thrones showrunners rewriting the books into misogyny? (via stannisbaratheon)

Anonymous asked: Why do you hate snape? I'm not criticising just wondering James was a bully.

ifreakinlovebooks:

If you read Harry Potter from book 1 to 6 you’ll know why I hate Snape. James was a dickhead when he was 15, but I think it’s pretty clear in the books that he changed, that he became someone else. Someone who told Lily to run away with Harry while he tried to hold off Voldemort to give Lily a chance to escape.

I don’t understand the people that who thinks Snape is the best thing in the world but believe that James is the worst. They believe Snape redeemed himself, but not James. Sorry, I just can’t accept that. It’s not MY interpretation from the books.

To me it’s clear that James became someone better. While Snape after fukcing up big time did turn back to the good side, he also grew into an adult who bullied his students, who hated Harry and made that child’s life as horrible as he could just because Harry looked like James. He said he loved Lily always, but to ME it’s obvious that his hatred for James was much bigger than his love for Lily.

Emily Asher-Perin explains very well this whole Snape x James thing:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/04/severus-snape-does-not-deserve-your-pity

Ivan Aivazovsky (July 29, 1817 – May 5, 1900), “[…] most famous for his seascapes, which constitute more than half of his paintings. Aivazovsky is widely considered as one of the greatest seascape painters of all time.

originals

escapeintothestars:

bastealinghearts:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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"REGULAR" ART

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FANART

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OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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JESUS CHRIST

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TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

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LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

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THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

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OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

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JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

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THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

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LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

Woah.

All I want in life is to know how to art. Is that too much to ask?????

An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Krikor Jabotian ‘Akhtamar’ Collection 2014

artofthetitle:

A battle rages in elegant tableaux as the titles for Black Sails draw you into the deep.

Black Sails on Art of the Title


darkblastoise:

royalprat:

wryer:

Giant driftwood on the beach at La Push, Washington (2010)

this made me feel really uneasy, the ocean is terrifying.

its like when cats bring home a dead bird and drop it at your feet except the ocean is like I HAVE BROUGHT YOU THIS ENORMOUS TREE FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL ENJOY

this is actually beautiful. it shows all the ocean’s strength, and how powerful nature is.

forcrixus:

"A lovely Borgia wife. That is what she will always be. A poisoned giftToo difficult and too dangerous for any man.”
- Sarah Dunant, Blood & Beauty

The story of the Titanic is very personal to each person who hears it, almost like a biblical story. This giant ship, all these people in the middle of the ocean, this iceberg, the warnings. What would it have been like to be there on that fateful night?