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Books, Bored, and Call Me Maybe: Medieval Village and Bored Assholes uck stome some background: I work weekends at a small medieval village about an hour outside of town. We're not hugely popular, but we always have at least 30-50 people in the village, and it's always* the same types of people: the enthusiastic little kids in costumes, the high teenagers, the adult cosplayers the newlyweds, and the lonely bored men who want nothing more than the rush of catching you on something historically inaccurate. T play the scribe and run the bookshop, because l can do calligraphy and I know some Latin. it's primarily a store though, and people are supposed to buy books or calligraphy commissions. Mostlye just want me to write their name fancy. It's pretty straightforward But one day this guy comes wandering in with this sneer and I just know he's gonna be a dick. give him my usual scripted welcome, and out of the gate he asks how it's historically accurate for the town scribe to be a woman I have an answer prepared, saying something about my father keeping the ledgers and never having a son, so he taught me my letters and sent me to the local priest to learn my Latin. He asks a handful more uncomfortable obnoxious questions and all I can think is T'm on minimum wage to the cent, I'm stuffed into a starched frock, and l'm clearly just a local teenager" but l keep smiling and tolerating it.T answer all of his questions correctly until bored asshole (BA): "So if you learned your Latin from a priest I'm sure you can say an authentic medieval latin prayer for me now?" and I kinda freeze, because l'm Jewish and don't know any Christian prayers at all, and the only Latin I can remember was from a class project where we translated pop songs into various languages me: "eho te convenivi tamquam et hic furor est sed hic numerus meus est ita invoca me fortasse" BA is finally shut up and satisfies and leaves (without buying anything) and content not knowing that the blessing was the chorus of Call Me Maybe The most heartfelt prayer in any language
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Africa, America, and Bailey Jay: AMERICA AFRICA <p><a href="http://birepublicangirl.tumblr.com/post/156991099526/feminists-against-feminism-capricornicis" class="tumblr_blog">birepublicangirl</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/156986706672/capricornicis-rtrixie-libertybill" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://capricornicis.tumblr.com/post/152821647646">capricornicis</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rtrixie.tumblr.com/post/145403610579">rtrixie</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/145403373922">libertybill</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rudegyalchina.tumblr.com/post/133139927055">rudegyalchina</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ourafrica.tumblr.com/post/133117260543">ourafrica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://noodlesdadancer.tumblr.com/post/95357804965">noodlesdadancer</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I’m just gonna put this here and walk away…</p> </blockquote> <h2><b>You can come back and pick it right up. How can you try to define 54 nations with just one photo? This is how ridiculous you look: </b></h2> <p><b>AMERICA:</b></p> <figure data-orig-width="1354" data-orig-height="774" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/29d5c5eebe04578043501512296961bc/tumblr_inline_nxqoegdGy21qcihe7_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1354" data-orig-height="774"/></figure><p><b>THE COUNTRY OF KENYA IN AFRICA </b></p> <figure data-orig-width="1448" data-orig-height="804" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/373de5d3df2fc4041ce2a07387ae3417/tumblr_inline_nxqogxhFF11qcihe7_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1448" data-orig-height="804"/></figure><p><b>You see how unfair that is?</b></p> </blockquote> <p>Always rb</p> </blockquote> <p>Nothing kills me more than people generalizing Africa in any particular way. It’s just historically inaccurate and intellectually dishonest. A person in Cairo will have an absolutely different life experience than that of Nairobi or in Mogadishu.</p> </blockquote> <p>And Africa isn’t lacking water because Americans are pouring it over their heads lol<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Its fairly racist to claim all of Africa is nothing but a third world continent. </p> </blockquote> <p>&gt;Reblogged this from radicalfmist</p> <p>&gt;sees libertybill and rtrixie</p> <p>*when the far right and far left basically agree, and you’re a centrist but not even upset</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="200" data-orig-width="200" data-tumblr-attribution="supermassiveblackholegifs:YjIvAnLcUWuMjcYq2tn_ng:Z5SCxh21rz2Uc"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5284ad0a4960efbee82630cb33e8a185/tumblr_o2n2k8d3JM1v8z2jao1_250.gif" data-orig-height="200" data-orig-width="200"/></figure></blockquote> <p>When people find common ground, it gives me so much fucking hope</p></blockquote> <p>Seriously it is one of my major pet peeves when people act like the entire freaking continent of Africa is a bunch of poor savages walking around half naked and starving.</p>
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Ass, Boobies, and Brains: So basically, you know, if the Doctor was gonna settle down, it would be with a girl like this. everythingsbetterwithbisexuals: brainsella: itsraininbritishmen: type40: roachpatrol: court-of-ocelot: laureljupiter: court-of-ocelot: culturalrebel: badwollf: aka “Elitism is my middle name” I like how Moffat would say that Reinette - a female character that he wrote into the show - is obviously a perfect match for the Doctor based on her level of ‘civilization’ and education. As opposed to oh say…Rose Tyler - a lower-class girl who never went to university - whom the Doctor actually fell in love with and did settle down with in another universe. This quote just has it all, doesn’t it? - The elitism - The dig at Rose Tyler and RTD, by extension - The elevation of ‘his’ character at the expense of existing ones. - The implication that Madame de Pompadour - one of the most powerful women in the country - would of course drop everything she had worked for to go and ‘settle down’ with a man who is basically a homeless spacehobo. People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences. Hah, excellent Moffat-criticism here. He is so petty, and so unequipped to write insightful sci-fi. Like, okay, let’s pretend for a second that by “educated and civilised” he means “has a lot of knowledge and social insight” (which is a valid thing to look for in a romantic partner) rather than, you know, “rich, fancy and subservient” (which is what Moffat expects people to look for in a romantic partner). … I really don’t think that an 18th century aristocrat has more understanding of science and society than a 21st person without A levels but with a working television. And in any case, if the Doctor was really looking for people who are Intellectual Equals, he’d surely look in the future, when people understand time travel, and have wikipedia installed in their brains, or whatever. Or AIs! I can’t imagine anyone more educated and ‘civilised’ than AI people! Just, one thing I really loved about RTD’s Who arcs - which Moffat clearly didn’t understand at all - was that EVERYTHING the companions knew was useful - Harry Potter trivia! Game-show quickness! Fast typing! - and that the, like, real-world hierarchy of skills and marketability was always shown as less important than courage and compassion. WITHOUT A LEVELS BUT WITH A WORKING TELEVISION YES THIS. I’m imagining the real Madame de Pompadour and how very unimpressed she would be by Steven Moffat declaring his ~admiration for her, but wow did this man just admit that he think the position of Companion is actually the Doctor’s maîtresse-en-titre?  Jesus wept. That is exactly what this man thinks, and what he writes also. He thinks women are wired to ‘cling’ and men are wired to want to escape them, and the only way a relationship can be agreeable to both parties is if the woman accepts that they can only spend time together when the dude initiates it. … Suddenly I am kinda surprised that Sherlock and Irene didn’t set up a long-distance relationship where she spends her days in an orientalist parody of a villa, waiting for Sherlock and passing the time taking luxurious bubble-baths and emotionlessly spanking female nobility. Oh my god this is some sick shit— and really, really, really highlights how much Moffat doesn’t understand the fundamental heart of the show he’s fucking running. If the Doctor was so hot for intelligent, well educated, civilized women why the fuck did he ever leave his home planet? Why has he only ever had one Gallifreyan companion after he left his granddaughter to go her own way? Romana was foisted on him by the time lord ellimist, he didn’t go picking her out of a catalogue.  The Doctor runs around with soldiers and schoolkids and teachers and sailors and students and journalists and shop girls and alien refugees and orphans and robot dogs and barbarians and private detective penguins and renegade archaeologists. If he wanted a slice of properly civilized girlfriend he had the whole universe to go pick one out from, and he never did till Moffat wrote him launching himself smooch-first at the lady in the fancy dress and historically inaccurate boobies. Goddamn I am so mad.  Oh my god. OH my GOD. If you even like moffat, just read this. WHAT A FUCKING ASS I AM SO MAD People who call Moffat a talentless hack are mistaken.  It takes some skill to cram that much fail into just three sentences. when is moffat gonna stop trying to suck his own dick I couldn’t help but look at those gifs and think, “This asshole just won an Emmy. For WRITING.”
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