this is the best thing that has happened this week. i do not even care if this is true. it is enough that someone even thought of this.
(Source: flaggedandremoved, via psychotwins)
My iPod kept freezing this gif mid-lunge and I was not unhappy about that.
Oh my god. This is my life with dogs, but it’s also just my LIFE.
"When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar,” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. “My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.”
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions? How often had I sped past them as I learned of male achievement and men’s place in the history books? Then I read Rosalind Miles’s book “The Women’s History of the World” (recently republished as “Who Cooked the Last Supper?”) and I knew I needed to look again. History is full of fabulous females who have been systematically ignored, forgotten or simply written out of the records. They’re not all saints, they’re not all geniuses, but they do deserve remembering."
His Last Vow Reaction
PLEASE BE WARNED: I DID NOT LIKE MANY THINGS ABOUT THIS EPISODE AND I ESPECIALLY DON’T LIKE MARY AND THE BELOW IS A LOT OF VENTING SO PLEASE DON’T READ IF YOU ARE LIKELY TO BE OFFENDED. WE CAN ALL HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS, I PROMISE. :-)
this makes so much sense that you have salvaged a great deal of HLV for me. i wasn’t sure i could ever watch it again, or at least not post the “mary, you’re a client” scene, because i experience john’s narrative as so deeply flawed in that episode. if i hold out hope that this can be resolved on a deeper level than killing mary (plus, i’m assuming the baby), then it makes the whole season darker, but more bearable.
thanks so much, earlgreytea68. your metas on all of this have been enormously insightful and really helpful as i work my way through this episode and season and try to sort out what i fundamentally believe about these characters, and the ways in which the show does and does not support those feelings based on what we’ve seen, and the ways in which it simply has some serious writing problems. i think all those things are certainly at play.