"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." - Langston Hughes.

    

Matt Smith’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

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"She would rather kill herself than go on, she decided one night."

queenacrossthenarrowsea:

diamondsxstags:

"She would rather kill herself than go on, she decided one night."

Or, Why Shipping Dany/Drogo is Problematic

For some reason the Dany/Drogo ship is one of the most popular in the fandom. I must ask: why? This ship is one of the worst in the entire fandom (along with Sansa/LF) and yet it has a legion of followers who willfully ignore the very problematic parts of the relationship. Well, that needs to change. Now.

(Massive TW for Rape and Abuse)

(Dedicated to youngermorebeautifulqueen)

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Agreed. And I’d like to add, if you don’t mind, my thoughts as to why Dany romanticized the relationship.

As you said:

 I think it was because the reality was too horrifying to face, so she pushes the truth away and makes up her own version of the truth. Better that than facing the fact that your husband was abusive.

I think that’s definitely a part of it. However, she is eventually able to admit that Viserys abused her, so I think there’s more to this, and I think it’s pretty simple.

Once Dany got pregnant, Drogo began to treat her with affection and respect. As you already mentioned, Dany is 13/14 and has been abused, neglected, and living in fear her entire life up to this point. She has probably never experienced affection or respect before, and IMO, she’s desperate for them.

Note, for example, how quickly she bonds with Jorah. Once he proves he’s on her side by ignoring Viserys’ orders (there’s a great meta about that moment), she immediately considers him a friend…probably the first friend she’s ever had. 

When she becomes the mother of the Stallion Who Mounts the World, not only does she have Drogo’s respect, but suddenly that of the entire khalasar as well. Suddenly she has agency, respect, a bit of power.

To Dany, her time with the Dothraki represents the first time in her life that she experienced affection, sexual pleasure, friendship, family, agency, safety. Of course she romanticizes that - if she didn’t, if she really admitted that her whole relationship with Drogo was tainted by marital rape - then she would have to accept that has never truly been safe and happy in her entire life. That bright spot, along with her grandiose dreams of the Iron Throne and her firm belief in her right to rule, is what keeps her going…letting go of it would, I think, create some serious psychological trauma for her.

Eventually, when she has grown a bit and settled into a stage of her life when she does feel safe and happy again, she might come to accept her marriage to Drogo for what it was. But probably not, and certainly not any time soon.


usasheeran:

Don’t (Explicit) - Ed Sheeran

I didn’t know I needed this in my life ‘til I heard it. What a beauty.

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anseloelgort:

get to know me meme: {1/10} current celebrity crushes: Ansel Elgort

"Wanna come back to my house and see my miniatures?" 



Marauders Appreciation Week [5/7] - One Rivalry

The three Black daughters were inseparable as children, but the Wizarding War broke families apart without discrimination. Andromeda’s marriage to a Muggleborn cracked deep fractures in their sisterhood. Bellatrix, the eldest, went mad with the belief that pureblood supremacy must be imposed. Andromeda, the middle sister, tried to put as much distance as possible between herself and the bloodshed. All the while, Narcissa, the youngest, only wanted to keep her family together. As a trio, the Black sisters had intelligence, power, and cunning. Apart, the filthy war would ruin them all. 


mischief-in-221b:

gdirtydime19:

lastmimzy:

The cat’s like WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU BRING HOME

I will always share this LOL

I relate on a spiritual level with the absolute fury in that cat’s face in the last gif

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❝More worrisome is that the TV series has actually never established that Dorne follows equal primogeniture, unlike the rest of the continent. In stray mentions throughout Season 4, when the TV series could have introduced that women have an equal chance of inheriting lordships in Dorne, they avoided it. A “Lord Blackmont” appeared in the Season 4 premiere, when in the books House Blackmont is ruled by a woman. When Oberyn recounts to Tyrion how he traveled to Casterly Rock when Tyrion was a baby, he says that his father took him on the trip - while in the books, it was his mother, the Ruling Princess of Dorne. Indeed, Dorne’s equal primogeniture laws are one of its most prominent cultural features, setting it apart from the rest of the continent - as well as directly tying into Myrcella Baratheon’s major subplot in Dorne, as Arianne hopes to press the token excuse that under Dornish law, Myrcella would inherit the Iron Throne ahead of her brother Tommen.❞
(From Trystane Martell, Game of Thrones Wikipedia (via white-tea-and-lightning))


typette:

John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) was a Victorian-era painter, notable for his moonlit scenes and landscapes.

these paintings are incredible because we’ve all seen eerie clouds like this, but they’re virtually impossible to photograph the same way we see them. So this guy pained them. This is why painting and art is important. 

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nystic:

this is important please spread