how to walk like a queen [x]
Okay so this shit is in my likes and it’s come across my dash a few times since but this is the first time I’ve seen it since the following happened to me:
One time I was in Manhattan and I had a lot of walking to do and I was bored and was thinking about this gifset and I thought, huh, lets try it. So I did and I was thinking queenly, murderous thoughts and trying to see if people were more willing to get out of my way when I walked like this and then, I watch a guy pass me, do a double take, then a triple take.
Then he engages me in polite conversation for a block or two, tells me I have beautiful hair, then asks me out of drinks.
CHARLIZE THERON IS A SMART LADY BUT HER ADVICE IS POWERFUL. USE IT WISELY AND WITH CAUTION, MEN MIGHT START THROWING THEMSELVES AT YOU.
I gotta catch my cat doing this
I guess that’s one good thing about not putting up Christmas decorations… the little clawmonsters have one less thing to desecrate.
that last one eeeeeOn the fifth day of ChristmasMy true love sent to meFiiive Siameeese!Four fluffy PersiansThree tiny TiggersTwo tabby cats andA clawmonster in a Christmas tree!!!
Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.
I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs.
Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.
So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.
Abraham Lincoln (via silvertonguedgod)
#((So#I think that fundamentally#this is a belief that Loki holds.#That honor in war is a farce.#He believes that war is necessary#that violence is often necessary#and won’t shy away from it (anymore) when it presents itself#or when he believes it to be in his best interest.#But at his core#he’s far more pacifistic than Thor and Odin and the majority of Asgard#and would prefer to settle conflicts using the silver tongue for which he’s so famous.#He has a violent streak#and there’s no doubt about that.#He’s also a skilled warrior and can be a ruthless killer#but there’s always a reason for it.#And the reason is certainly never some pretext of achieving honor and glory.#It’s purely practical.))#You were made to be queued (Silvertonguedgod)
Reblogging for the tags.
THIS. All of this. Loki’s a diplomat by temperament - something for which there is apparently neither formal training nor respect for in Asgard.
And one of the most tragic things about the events of Thor 1 and Avengers is the fact that because of how he gets fucked over and tortured by basically everyone, he’s pulled into being more violent than he is by nature.
Whereas Thor, by temperament (though encouraged by Asgard’s culture), delights in violence and killing, so long as he’s the one doing the killing and the victims are the people he deems unworthy. Thor’s ‘enlightenment’ in the first movie is not that he shouldn’t delight in destruction, or that mass murder is not ok even when you don’t like the people. It’s that Midgardians like the woman he unexpectedly falls for are worthy of being protected (unless they actively get in his way, in which case nope, time to break out Mjolnir again).
And I keep thinking of parallels to other pop culture stuff and then I just want to go fuck.
Holy shit, okay so this is hard to say because I don’t want 200 people going “what? you were going to? no you weren’t, you just want attention” but tonight I felt like shit, like utter shit and no one answered their phones and no one replied to my messages and just it got hard to be alone.. while scrolling down my feed I saw this and I just sat here for a good ten minutes deciding that.. you know what.. this is.. i can’t kill myself tonight.. so even if it doesn’t really go with your blog theme, I think you should really reblog it, because you could just save some messed up kid like me. Thank you, to the person I reblogged this off, you’ve saved my life and you don’t even know me. xxx if anyone ever wants to talk or some shit, and just no ones answering? well.. I have an askbox if you want it. I love you all pretties. xx
There will never be a day when I won’t reblog this if I see it on my dash. It might just save someone’s life. I’m here for everyone, doesn’t matter if you follow me or not. If you need someone to talk to I will be there for you.
Everybody should reblog this, it trully helps. If anyone of you out there need to talk, contact me. If you find askbox too cold for this kind of conversation, ask for skype, facebook, kik…anything :3
That’s what I always wonder about - Frigga as a character. Thor has clearly learned a lot from Odin, but what if Loki learned more than just magic from Frigga? Maybe it’s how *she* learned to cope with her own life (and being married to Odin).
Oh absolutely. That’s my headcanon right there - she didn’t have what Odin had (power, both physical and political) to the extent that he did, so she used other weapons. And emotional manipulation is a big part of that. Women tend to get good at it when disadvantaged by their society, because it is a form of power. Frigga displays similar skills to my own mother, and mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law for that matter. If you can’t beat ‘em, break ‘em down emotionally. She’s GOOD at it. And yes, I am 99.999999999999% certain that’s where Loki first learned it from. “Son, you’ll never be as quick with your fists as your father and brother, but you’re damn good with words, let me show you how to use that.” She influenced him as much as Odin influenced Thor. And here she is using those weapons, the tools she’s used to keep her life bearable and check Odin’s power when she can, the ones she taught him for his own survival, against him. And he recognizes it. That’s why this scene hurts me so much. She’s offering him mercy, a bare minimum which is still more than anyone else in his so-called family offers at this point - but even she, in her way, has turned on him, and this is where they both realize that. Oh it hurts.
Yes, this. This scene has caused me so much difficulty with Frigga - it’s damned difficult to watch the last person who seems to have had any genuine love for Loki, and to whom he seems to have been quite close, turning on him, even momentarily. I have to imagine (for my own sanity) that afterward she realized she’d gone too far and that she did not intend to leave things there, but was simply prevented from paying him another holo-visit by Malekith’s arrival. But oh, is it hard to watch, even positing that her relationship with Odin is the ultimate cause of it, as I do. As I wrote earlier:
"[I’ve realized] that overall Frigga’s actions become a lot more understandable when viewed from the perspective of a probable would-be Slytherin with mixed ‘Puff/’Claw tendencies who has had to spend the last millennium maintaining two deeply irreconcilable personal alliances for her own survival, and that what we see in the movies of her relationships is the fallout from the inevitable open clash between those two alliances nearly destroying one of them.
The one with her son.”
Also, since I’ve basically taken on some version of the political prisoner/marriage scenario as my headcanon, I’ve started thinking that once she realized Loki was both talented and destined to be an outsider, she more or less subconsciously began thinking of him as a potential ally who would one day aid her escape/save her, and that her growing hostility to him after the first movie is a reaction to the realization that he’s not going to be able to be her savior because of everything that’s gone down, some of which is Loki’s doing and much of the rest being Odin’s fault, and thus something she has to deflect the blame for onto someone else for her own sake.
And in those moments when she’s most directly confronted with this shit state of affairs (the ‘trial’ and dungeon scenes), Loki’s right in front of her, they’re both literally surrounded by the evidence of Odin’s power over them, and it’s all too easy to channel all of her grief and anger over it directly at him (just as Odin of course has taught her to do all along), to blame Loki and Loki alone for letting her down over the thing she most needed from him (and which of course he doesn’t really know is what she needed from him), instead of facing the horrible truth head-on and giving Odin, herself, and others their appropriate share of the blame for everything.
And then there’s no time to take it back or explain even if she knew how to explain it. And Loki’s left with this sequence of events to knot up inside of him: his mother, last and staunchest advocate, too at last blames him for everything, and turns on him; he resists and rejects her in the process; she vanishes out of his life forever, without even goodbye.
Even if he gave in to the manipulation later and wanted to take it all back, wanted to apologize to her and say he didn’t mean it, or do anything, he can’t. Ever.
And then I go all cold and hollow inside because that’s too damn excruciating to feel.
…OW. Ow ow ow. No. Go sit in the corner. Stop that.
It’s all true and I agree 100% but arrrrgh IT HURTS EVEN WORSE NOW.
Well, my heart’s broken now.
I found the following quote from the TV Tropes article on Informed Attitude particularly striking:
Deny them this — either by sketchy writing or not doing the research — and there will be backlash. Readers will stop taking your word for it, whatever “it” is. They will actively seek reasons to hate the people you tell them they should love, to downplay the forces you tell them are powerful, to ridicule the concepts you tell them are profound. It’s difficult to draw the line regarding where the ratio of informed feats to actual feats becomes unfeasible, but you can trust readers to recognize it when you cross it.
That is so spot on it’s freaking scary.