THEME BY PISTACHI-O
tennislife14:

Mr and Mrs Djokovic
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic who got married yesterday!
What a week for the world number 1!

tennislife14:

Mr and Mrs Djokovic

Congratulations to Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic who got married yesterday!

What a week for the world number 1!

I want to automatically add all the songs in my music folder to my iPod without deleting all the songs on my iPod that are not in my music library (which is what happens when you sync your iPod).

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fowllanguagecomics:

Whereas any real, self-respecting dad is only derpy, like, 50% of the time.

fowllanguagecomics:

Whereas any real, self-respecting dad is only derpy, like, 50% of the time.

ourlightsinvain:

romulanholiday:

quozzel:

basileus:

tearitar:

Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then tag ten of your favorite followers. Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard, but it will make you feel better. So it give it a go for the sake of spreading positivity!

  1. i’m humble (ha)
  2. i like the way i think
  3. i have a good memory
  4. i try to see things from perspectives other than my own
  5. i try not to do things that actively inconvenience me just because i feel like i should

ftaires twohandedengine ourlightsinvain amending-death worstwizard usedempyrealthunder matify

1. i’m curious; i put a lot of active effort into learning and expanding my horizons
2. i force myself to do things i’m afraid of, which is good because i’m afraid of everything
3. i’m not quick to real anger and i dislike raising my voice
4. i’m cool under serious pressure
5. i am genuinely willing to change my mind

lifecrystals, putontheirsundaybest, megkips, spiralwaves, edictalis, fuckyeahmarshworth, anachronistique, @bestvampireroutines, z-bot, onionjulius

  1. I take responsibility for my actions.
  2. I’m generally conscientious and I try very hard to be fair.
  3. I’m analytical and I have good pattern recognition.
  4. I’m curious and contemplative.
  5. I’m not particularly demanding of others.

I tag:

bidonica, christinedaaefauxkaren, onetrueharem, suziedowninthequiet, dr-erland, fuck-yeah-tennis, pardonmypen, sailorsofthemoon, mywarringheart.

ATTENTION LGBTQ YOUTH IN TEXAS: 

lezbian-chic:

Governor elections are coming up really soon.

Your main tickets are:

Tx. attorney general Greg Abbott (R)

Senator Wendy Davis (D)


Abbott is for “traditional values” AKA against gay rights.

Davis is all for LGBTQ rights.

IF WENDY DAVIS IS ELECTED TEXAS MAY FINALLY LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE BY NEXT YEAR.

ALL WE NEED TO DO IS VOTE!!!!!


REBLOG TO SAVE LIVES

"I want to be strong I want to laugh along,
I want to belong to the living ."  - Joni Mitchell, All I Want

ourlightsinvain:

onionjulius:

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ourlightsinvain replied to your post “I really don’t like it how, like, Sansa has to learn that she was…”

i’m not sure i would put brienne in this category honestly (or arya, but brienne more so), but i agree that grrm has a semi-simplistic view of misfits vs cool kids and that comes through a lot in the “True Starks” vs “Tullyish Starks” sigh

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Brienne is someone that the narrative suggests that other people should apologize to, the way it seems to with Tyrion and Jon (IMO), but neither does she have a lot of apologizing to do.  When she aqnd Arya and Asha make mistakes, they’re “just” tactical errors, they don’t really seem to reflect poorly on their character. With Sansa, Cat and Arianne, I think it’s different. Dany makes the kind of mistakes that I think would qualify as reflecting poorly on character, but her victims so to speak are all non-POV’s (and eastern?) so it doesn’t bother anyone as much.

Oh, what I was getting at more with Brienne is that I think Brienne is characterized as being a lot more naive relative to other young(ish) adults—in the “sheltered, arrogant popular kid” vs “wiser, more cynical unpopular kid” dichotomy you’re referring to that GRRM falls into, Brienne’s a little hard to classify in the same category as Jon and Arya and Tyrion, because while all of the latter three make mistakes and have major areas of naivete, they ARE kind of set up as nonconformist voices of reason.  Whereas Brienne’s virtuous and brave and talented, to be sure, but she has the kind of embarrassing limerent crush on Renly that is way more characteristic of Sansa than Arya and the kind of innocently rigid moral code people are always accusing Ned of (she’s much YOUNGER than Ned, mind, so that doesn’t reflect poorly on her).  What I mean is—I think Brienne’s set up as way more naive, and even sometimes unflatteringly naive, than the rest of the people in that category.

That’s not to say that GRRM doesn’t have a characterization trend of favoring these heroic misfits (Lyanna in absentia!) over people who’ve learned to function more conventionally; I just disagree that Brienne is in the same favoritism-to-the-point-of-flattening category as Dany and Jon and Tyrion.  Not that she’s not an authorial favorite, obvs, but she gets to be…… uncool more with her character flaws, a la Sansa.  Not to Sansa’s EXTENT, but still.

I didn’t feel like naivete/cynicism could really be split up that way, I suppose. Arianne is naive in a lot of ways but she’s also maniuplative which is … Wrong. Catelyn is probably roughly the same, when it comes down to it, she’s obviously more into plots and plotics than Ned, who gets to be the pure good one. Sansa is pretty much naive as can be, but all the people she admires, Lannisters and Tyrells and whatnot, they’re not naive or simple. I think Brienne’s naivete can be embarrassing but I personally felt that they narrative has more sympathy for crimes of naivete than Regina George crimes of snobbery and manipulation. People in the story are horrible to Brienne for her naivete but it’s hard to imagine that the narrative doesn’t want the reader to feel the exact opposite by showing that.

I honestly don’t think she’s an authorial favorite on the level of Tyrion, Jon, Arya and Dany, but I do think that she’s characterized as more of a freak than a popular girl and I think that’s kind of the difference. I’m not trying to conflate this particular thing with all of GRRM’s favoritisms though I think it’s part of it.

I think Brienne is way too much like Ned for GRRM to think that she’s really as flawed as pretty women who want things that make geeky awkward men feel bad.

ourlightsinvain replied to your post “I really don’t like it how, like, Sansa has to learn that she was…”

i’m not sure i would put brienne in this category honestly (or arya, but brienne more so), but i agree that grrm has a semi-simplistic view of misfits vs cool kids and that comes through a lot in the “True Starks” vs “Tullyish Starks” sigh

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Brienne is someone that the narrative suggests that other people should apologize to, the way it seems to with Tyrion and Jon (IMO), but neither does she have a lot of apologizing to do.  When she aqnd Arya and Asha make mistakes, they’re “just” tactical errors, they don’t really seem to reflect poorly on their character. With Sansa, Cat and Arianne, I think it’s different. Dany makes the kind of mistakes that I think would qualify as reflecting poorly on character, but her victims so to speak are all non-POV’s (and eastern?) so it doesn’t bother anyone as much.

I really don’t like it how, like,

Sansa has to learn that she was foolish about Joffrey and admit her part in Ned’s death

Cat has to learn she was wrong about going south and wanting evil southern things for her children and admit her part in the events of the war

Arianne has to learn she was playing with politics irresponsibly and admit her part in Myrcellas wounds and Arys’ death

But Jon Snow emerged from the womb wiser and more rational and more discerning than everyone else and Arya never does anything without her heart in the most perfect of places and Brienne is never less than pure and sympathetic and Tyrion is always the one in the room with the wisest advice

Because obviously if you were the popular girl in school and you had priorities that didn’t align with the poor geeky guys and the girls who actually liked them you deserve to have the weight of murder on your conscience or some shit.

There’s like nothing in fandom that makes me happy any more, at best I’m smugly righteous and that’s it.