Blindly eating jelly bellies is kinda like playing russian roulette
why the fuck would a woman pretend to like videogames to fuck some fedora neckbeard i dont get this concept i dont think it’s ever happened
if you’re ever feeling down and unappreciated just think of the members of maroon 5 that aren’t adam levine
those that actually abandon their starter pokemon in favour of others during the game are the darkest of souls that skulk among us
I happen to strongly reject this popular idea in the ASOIAF fandom that if Robert Baratheon had married Lyanna, he would have been happy—and more bizarrely, he wouldn’t have been abusive. I just can’t deal with people who entertain this notion after reading these books for several reasons. One reason being that this idea perpetuates the worst kind of victim-blaming because it very subtly and unfairly places the blame on Cersei, the abused person in the relationship. The implication here is that the reason why Robert is unhappy is because he’s married to a bitch like Cersei instead of sweet spirited Lady Lyanna.
I happen to think that’s bullshit because Robert’s unhappiness is no ones fault but Robert’s. Also, believe it or not, there are parallels between Lyanna and Cersei. Ever since she was a girl, Cersei had felt trapped by her status as a woman in such a restrictive society. She, like Lyanna, wanted to wear armour and fight and love who she wanted, but the rules of society and the rules dictated by her father wouldn’t allow her that freedom. She later felt trapped by her marriage to this horrible person and that’s what made her even more bitter; she wasn’t born jaded. Do people honestly believe that a free-spirited person like Lyanna, who cherished her freedom and the little autonomy that she had, would have made Robert happy? Do people really think that she would have been happy? What if she had told him that she didn’t love him…or after being married to him, realised that she didn’t. There’s no guarantee that they wouldn’t have been disastrous together and that Robert wouldn’t have been abusive, especially since Lyanna was so rebellious.
Robert was always rough, a womaniser, a drunkard, yet outwardly charming even though he had all these negative qualities. And Lyanna had her doubts about what kind of husband he’d be and how much freedom she’d retain for these very reasons (
hence the theory that these doubts overwhelmed her to the point where she ran away with someone else).
Robert never attempted be good to Cersei; he was abusive to her from the very beginning of their marriage. And even though she hated her situation, because of his handsome looks and his charming reputation, Cersei wasn’t completely averse to being married to Robert—that is, until he mistreated her and she realised he’d never good to her. Furthermore, whenever she rebelled, Robert hit her to keep her in line.
People really need to pay attention and gain some perspective. There are arranged marriages that do happen to work out in this story; for example Ned and Catelyn’s marriage. Catelyn wasn’t who Ned was in love with when he was young…and Ned didn’t wallow and blame and abuse Catelyn for not being Ashara Dayne. Robert wasn’t unhappy because he was forced into a marriage to an evil bitch named Cersei. Robert spurned Cersei even before he knew her. He was unhappy because he didn’t get what he wanted. He convinced himself that a crush he had had on someone who likely didn’t love him was the stuff of legend. He started a war to win back someone he wasn’t even sure wanted him and when the worst happened, he took his anger and frustration out on his wife (and others) for years afterwards.
If anything, the system that forced Cersei and Robert into a tumultuous marriage is to blame and to a significant extent, Robert [who made himself miserable and others around him miserable because he’s an emotionally stunted manchild] is to blame.
In other words, when people say that Robert would have been happy with Lyanna/not abusive toward Lyanna, they’re inadvertently blaming Cersei, the victim, for Robert’s unhappiness…so people stop victim-blaming. Thank you.
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before i get into this ep
YOU DO REALISE THAT SANSA STARK IS THE TYPE OF CHARACTER WHO IS CAPABLE OF RUNNING A FUCKING TRILOGY ALL ON HER OWN
THE KIND THAT SELLS A LOT AND HAS A SET MOVIE WITH GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE IN IT AND EVERYTHING IS LIFE RUINING
WITH A MOVING SOUNDTRACK THAT WOULD WIN A FEW GRAMMIES
IT WOULD BE SO GOOD THAT PEOPLE WOULD FEEL EMBARRASSED IF THEY SAW SHITTY MERCH OF IT??
but really tho
it is fucked up that shits like taylor swift can have a stable career from selling off woman on woman hate and be called a good role model
but if a woman starts singing about the pride she has in her sexuality, her earning and so on (majority of the WOC in the music industry), they’re whittled down to the few light hearted songs they have made and are labelled as “obscene” and so on
Can I just say
that my issue with Taylor Swift is not a thing about “Oh, she can’t sing” or “Her music gets played on the radio too much” or whatever.
It’s that I find so many of the messages in her music so incredibly demeaning, and the fact that she claims to “speak for all the girls out there” makes me really, really fucking angry.
You want to speak for all the girls? Try writing a song about how it’s actually wrong to go after a boy who has a girlfriend, because that girlfriend is going to get hurt and your happiness isn’t the only thing that matters in the world. I’ve been that girl three times, and no matter how much you villainize that person, they still matter. Try writing about how there is more to life than kissing in the rain and finding roses all over your bedroom. If you want to be known as the singer-songwriter who reflects the actual experience of teenage relationships, try writing a song about a girl who loses her virginity to a boyfriend and it’s not that big of a deal, really, and nobody cries. Don’t, for god’s sake, invoke the virgin/whore dichotomy in your music videos and contribute to that standard in our culture. Don’t say you speak for all the freaks and outsiders in high school when you are a rich, thin, beautiful blonde woman who grew up on an enormous estate in Pennsylvania.
And don’t infantilize yourself to sell records or appease parents.
What really makes me annoyed is that so many people hold her up as some kind of paragon of class and grace. There is a difference between being a classy, graceful celebrity and actively acting like an eleven-year-old, with an eleven-year-old’s standard of what relationships and love are like. She’s a twenty-year-old woman, she doesn’t need to be photographed hugging a teddy-bear. And it also goes to say, in a way — if you’re not this kind of person, if you curse or smoke or drink or have sex, you’re not a “good role model.” Which is to say, basically, you’re not a good person. And I’m sorry, but I don’t think those are great criteria on which to judge one’s worthiness as a person. There is nothing wrong with being a homebody or a polite person or not being particularly interested in smoking or drinking, don’t get me wrong. But when it’s sold as a brand of superiority over other women, that’s when I start getting queasy.
But like I said, more than anything, I dislike this warped worldview she perpetuates where “true love” is a real thing and once you find your Prince Charming, your life will be perfect and you will sing and dance and kiss in the rain and get married on white horses and then go back and live in the house in which one of you (probably the man) grew up. That’s not real life. In real life, people lie. People cheat. (Though cheating is fine if the other girl is cheer captain and you’re, heaven forbid, on the bleachers.) People smack their spouses around and drink too much and the more that you pretend none of that will ever happen to you, the greater the likelihood grows that it will.
And I dislike that this kind of weakness and helplessness is being marketed to young girls under the guise of romantic songs and pretty dresses. There’s so much more to life than being a princess.