lcumo:

#ffe8e8 | #ffe2e2 | #ffdada || colours - pink 

Many Ladies wear it this way

I am the last one you’d ever suspect of setting the fire.

1nd2rd3st:

republicanthot:

iggy azalea filming a new music video

But who’s the chick lying on top of her?

1nd2rd3st:

republicanthot:

iggy azalea filming a new music video

But who’s the chick lying on top of her?

paxamericana:

john mccain is in baseball jail 

paxamericana:

john mccain is in baseball jail 

kameliendame:

Cory Steams and Lauren Cuthbertson
Ph. Dave Morgan

kameliendame:

Cory Steams and Lauren Cuthbertson

Ph. Dave Morgan

Arys Oakheart is a lost little mayo jar that rolled off the shelf :c

thisfalconwhite: Regarding Trystane being cast as Doran's "son and heir": I know you've mentioned that we need to be prepared for a lot of cuts for Feast/Dance. D&D know how it all ends, so they know what to cut. I love Arianne and Quentyn, but I honestly can't think of a reason that they are absolutely necessary to the overall story. I can't think of anything they've done that can't be shifted to another character on screen. It's been a while since I read Feast/Dance, so what are your thoughts on this?

boiledleather:

khaleesita:

boiledleather:

khaleesita:

boiledleather:

legally-bitchtastic:

boiledleather:

IDK man, IDK. I mean, with regards to Trystane being written up as Doran’s “son and heir” (of a shyness that is criminally vulgar), PR is not canon, so there’s that. And Arianne could still come later, so there’s that too — keep in mind Doran wasn’t listed on the original casting sheet either.

So. I suppose you’re right that Arianne could be excised without doing much violence to the story, but I think that’s way less true of her than it is of Quentyn, the Vito Spatafore of Game of Thrones. If you cut Arianne you needs must make up a whole lot of Dornish stuff to replace it, presumably by beefing up Myrcella. As a substitution, that’s not exactly the disaster it’s being made out to be, I guess? I dunno, it’s a bummer, even though I think Arianne’s awesomeness has been greatly exaggerated in terms of presenting her as some kind of role model. Cool character, not so cool a role model. IDK, IDK.

This is not, in any way, a way I like to interact with art, I can tell you that much. I want to talk about a show, not an idea of a show months before the show airs.

If they cut out Arianne, I am done with this show. Arianne is my favorite character but well, she’s a strong female character so I guess it stands to reason that D&D will ruin her character.

Arianne is a strong female character if you’re using “strong” synonymously with “interesting” or “compelling,” but not so much if you’re using it in the traditional sense of someone who’s fully actualized their potentiality or what have you. Arianne fucked a Kingsguard into betraying his vows in order to support her harebrained scheme to kidnap Myrcella Baratheon and crown her Queen of Westeros with the help of her posse of people she’d gone to third base with as a teenager, which got Myrcella maimed and the Kingsguard killed and damn near plunged Dorne into war. She reminds me a great deal of Bran or Sansa circa A Game of Thrones — she’s read about the kind of person she wants to be in storybooks, albeit racier ones than Bran’s adventures or Sansa’s romances, and is unprepared when life doesn’t turn out that way. Like them, she may recover, but that remains to be seen.

Arianne’s a lot of fun to read about — to me, that’s enough, and there’s no need to make her into something she isn’t, and then ding “D&D,” those world-historical villains, for fucking up that nonexistent thing.

Don’t make me fucking laugh. Arys Oakheart is a grown-ass man and HE is the one who is all “DO IT FOR THE VINE” and gets his head lopped off when Arianne is the one telling him to stop. Blaming a “seductress” for a man’s dumb actions is shitty x 10 and also shows a basic lack of understanding of either of those characters.

"Strong" =/= completely and virtuous. If the only strong characters were the saints who get everything right, there would be none in ASOIAF. I see you and your double standards.

It’s funny how ASOIAF/GoT fans are only bothered with role models when it deals with the erasure of a woman of color. Guess what, most of your boy faves on the show are bad role models yet you would throw a fit if d&d just left them out). GRRM is infamous for his morally grey and/or flawed characters. One can argue that fatal flaws are his thing (Robb and Ned being honor, Tywin’s being how he treats his children) But nobody condemns their dude faves for their fuckups. For example, Theon also makes mistakes, tries to go through with a flawed plan, and pays dearly and unfairly for them. but GODS FORBID a well-meaning and ambitious Arianne formulates a plan that doesn’t work out and causes pain for herself and her friends. Arianne’s support of Myrcella and her good intentions are my favorite part about her.

Women of color in fiction do not have to be flaw-free to be role models in any light. Characters are allowed to be complex and still have traits worth looking up to. GUESS WHAT, white people aren’t the only ones allowed to be multifaceted. Arianne is a strong POV character who is a woman of color and given agency in her narrative. Don’t go kissing Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, and Stannis Baratheon’s asses if you can’t accept the complexities of other characters, especially the women of color. Fuck, Tyrion’s arc is all about him becoming a worse person in the face of adversity, yet everyone and their dog has such an annoying fanboner for him.  Does this mean you codemn Quentyn for trying to tame Viserion and failing? Because last I checked, that’s not a role model status thing to do. I love my Martell children but let’s be real “u tried” is a common theme here.

I agree with all of this, obviously. It’s not about taking sides, people!

Lmao so you agree that your own condemning Arianne and blaming her for Arys’s missteps is shitty and sexist?
Arys is a grown ass man who chose to have sex with her. He’s a grown ass foreign man who doesn’t understand shit about Dorne, thinks seasoned food makes people crazy, puts Arianne on a pedestal, fetishizes the fuck out of her, and ignores her when she pleads him to NOT run to his death.

Hold men responsible for their actions and then you can talk.

Also erasure of Arianne by a show that is notorious for fucking over the women with botched plot lines and needless violence (Talisa, Ros, Irri, Doreah, Jaime with Cersei at the altar) with d&d either your women of color are servants, meet a gruesome and untimely end or just don’t fucking exist and that is GROSS. Representation matters and people are allowed to take issue with erasure.

I never said a word absolving Oakheart, who’s an oathbreaking gross dope, or laying full blame on Arianne. I didn’t think it was necessary, given that it takes two to tango is one of the oldest rules in the book. Nor did I say or imply or even think that people aren’t allowed to get upset about lack of representation. The assumption of bad faith and bad politics on the part of anyone with whom you might disagree about the slightest thing is incredibly exhausting.

"Arianne fucked a kings guard into betraying his vows"

Nah, son. Nah.

If you’re cool with Arianne being erased or act like her erasure wouldn’t hurt he narrative, you are guilty of the bad faith you’re trying to absolve yourself of. Tbh nobody needs you trying to ‘splain a thing about how Arianne is not to be looked up to or that the narrative could do without her and still be the same.

thisfalconwhite: Regarding Trystane being cast as Doran's "son and heir": I know you've mentioned that we need to be prepared for a lot of cuts for Feast/Dance. D&D know how it all ends, so they know what to cut. I love Arianne and Quentyn, but I honestly can't think of a reason that they are absolutely necessary to the overall story. I can't think of anything they've done that can't be shifted to another character on screen. It's been a while since I read Feast/Dance, so what are your thoughts on this?

boiledleather:

khaleesita:

boiledleather:

legally-bitchtastic:

boiledleather:

IDK man, IDK. I mean, with regards to Trystane being written up as Doran’s “son and heir” (of a shyness that is criminally vulgar), PR is not canon, so there’s that. And Arianne could still come later, so there’s that too — keep in mind Doran wasn’t listed on the original casting sheet either.

So. I suppose you’re right that Arianne could be excised without doing much violence to the story, but I think that’s way less true of her than it is of Quentyn, the Vito Spatafore of Game of Thrones. If you cut Arianne you needs must make up a whole lot of Dornish stuff to replace it, presumably by beefing up Myrcella. As a substitution, that’s not exactly the disaster it’s being made out to be, I guess? I dunno, it’s a bummer, even though I think Arianne’s awesomeness has been greatly exaggerated in terms of presenting her as some kind of role model. Cool character, not so cool a role model. IDK, IDK.

This is not, in any way, a way I like to interact with art, I can tell you that much. I want to talk about a show, not an idea of a show months before the show airs.

If they cut out Arianne, I am done with this show. Arianne is my favorite character but well, she’s a strong female character so I guess it stands to reason that D&D will ruin her character.

Arianne is a strong female character if you’re using “strong” synonymously with “interesting” or “compelling,” but not so much if you’re using it in the traditional sense of someone who’s fully actualized their potentiality or what have you. Arianne fucked a Kingsguard into betraying his vows in order to support her harebrained scheme to kidnap Myrcella Baratheon and crown her Queen of Westeros with the help of her posse of people she’d gone to third base with as a teenager, which got Myrcella maimed and the Kingsguard killed and damn near plunged Dorne into war. She reminds me a great deal of Bran or Sansa circa A Game of Thrones — she’s read about the kind of person she wants to be in storybooks, albeit racier ones than Bran’s adventures or Sansa’s romances, and is unprepared when life doesn’t turn out that way. Like them, she may recover, but that remains to be seen.

Arianne’s a lot of fun to read about — to me, that’s enough, and there’s no need to make her into something she isn’t, and then ding “D&D,” those world-historical villains, for fucking up that nonexistent thing.

Don’t make me fucking laugh. Arys Oakheart is a grown-ass man and HE is the one who is all “DO IT FOR THE VINE” and gets his head lopped off when Arianne is the one telling him to stop. Blaming a “seductress” for a man’s dumb actions is shitty x 10 and also shows a basic lack of understanding of either of those characters.

"Strong" =/= completely and virtuous. If the only strong characters were the saints who get everything right, there would be none in ASOIAF. I see you and your double standards.

It’s funny how ASOIAF/GoT fans are only bothered with role models when it deals with the erasure of a woman of color. Guess what, most of your boy faves on the show are bad role models yet you would throw a fit if d&d just left them out). GRRM is infamous for his morally grey and/or flawed characters. One can argue that fatal flaws are his thing (Robb and Ned being honor, Tywin’s being how he treats his children) But nobody condemns their dude faves for their fuckups. For example, Theon also makes mistakes, tries to go through with a flawed plan, and pays dearly and unfairly for them. but GODS FORBID a well-meaning and ambitious Arianne formulates a plan that doesn’t work out and causes pain for herself and her friends. Arianne’s support of Myrcella and her good intentions are my favorite part about her.

Women of color in fiction do not have to be flaw-free to be role models in any light. Characters are allowed to be complex and still have traits worth looking up to. GUESS WHAT, white people aren’t the only ones allowed to be multifaceted. Arianne is a strong POV character who is a woman of color and given agency in her narrative. Don’t go kissing Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, and Stannis Baratheon’s asses if you can’t accept the complexities of other characters, especially the women of color. Fuck, Tyrion’s arc is all about him becoming a worse person in the face of adversity, yet everyone and their dog has such an annoying fanboner for him.  Does this mean you codemn Quentyn for trying to tame Viserion and failing? Because last I checked, that’s not a role model status thing to do. I love my Martell children but let’s be real “u tried” is a common theme here.

I agree with all of this, obviously. It’s not about taking sides, people!

Lmao so you agree that your own condemning Arianne and blaming her for Arys’s missteps is shitty and sexist?
Arys is a grown ass man who chose to have sex with her. He’s a grown ass foreign man who doesn’t understand shit about Dorne, thinks seasoned food makes people crazy, puts Arianne on a pedestal, fetishizes the fuck out of her, and ignores her when she pleads him to NOT run to his death.

Hold men responsible for their actions and then you can talk.

Also erasure of Arianne by a show that is notorious for fucking over the women with botched plot lines and needless violence (Talisa, Ros, Irri, Doreah, Jaime with Cersei at the altar) with d&d either your women of color are servants, meet a gruesome and untimely end or just don’t fucking exist and that is GROSS. Representation matters and people are allowed to take issue with erasure.

It’s time for vacation hiatus. All posts from here until I get back in 6 days are queued. I leave you with this face.

It’s time for vacation hiatus. All posts from here until I get back in 6 days are queued. I leave you with this face.

The problem with blogs that try to compile tagged content from a specific fandom is: just because you’re a compilation of semi-articulate work doesn’t mean its actual content is any good. The meta you reblog/post can be meta that is read through a biased and otherwise completely un-understanding lens and reflects poorly on you as a curator.

So if you’re parading around, claiming to be this great source for fandom meta and content when a lot of your content is not even good, you’re not doing a good job as a curator. Protip: just because it’s eloquent doesn’t mean that it’s a good analysis. Don’t go giving yourself pats on the back or an incredibly presumptuous title just yet. :)

tvsand16s:

Anais Mali for Vogue Spain August 2014.
#BAE

tvsand16s:

Anais Mali for Vogue Spain August 2014.

#BAE

redqueenmelisandre:

myrish-swamp:

You know what, fuck this old white guy who’s going around tumblr ‘Splaining A Thing about why Arianne Martell isn’t really a “good role model” or a “strong female character” or whatnot.  This man hasn’t got a fucking clue, has he?  Women in general have so few characters that break out of the traditional roles assigned to female characters.  Of course Arianne is a strong female character; has this guy seen the shitty two-dimensional women who show up in so many other places?

And what gives someone the audacity to think he can say who is or isn’t, who should or shouldn’t be a role model?  And then say, about a WoC who’s the heir to her father’s seat in an otherwise incredibly sexist and patriarchal society (look at post-Dance Targaryens, desperately grasping at straws to find some distant male heir to claim the throne), that being a good “role model” isn’t a valid reason to put her on the TV show?

Here are some tips:

  • Arianne is a POV character in the books.  I could understand someone saying this if they had written out all 3 of Doran’s children, but to write out someone who already had lines and a plot in the books and replace her with someone whose character they basically have to invent…That’s some shady shit, I am sorry.
  • No, actually, representation is really important.  Representation is something people should be paying attention to in this day and age.  There are important characters in this book series who represent traditionally unrepresented groups.  Sure, these characters aren’t always written perfectly, but to erase them and say that it doesn’t matter too much, representation doesn’t matter anyway…?  We don’t live in a fucking vacuum, this is 2k14, you can’t blunder around like a bull in a china shop with this shit.
  • An older white guy saying these things about a young, non-white woman who many young, non-white women I know view as a really important character to have…That’s really gross.  I’m not saying a character such as Arianne should be immune to criticism, as she certainly shouldn’t be, but the tone and source of this criticism isn’t sitting right with me.

Furthermore, women in fiction don’t have to be “a good role model” in order to exist as characters. That’s not the fucking point of the book. Is it okay if Tyrion is written out because he isn’t a good role model? No. Let women be just as complex, just as multi-faceted as the male characters. Don’t run them through your “Strong Female Character” filter before you decide whether or not they’re worth keeping. Actually, petition to make people stop saying “Strong Female Character” because that’s pretty much devoid of meaning at this point.

And to that guy: If you think asoiaf/GoT is about “good role models” go put it down and pick up a children’s book, or go watch an after-school special, buddy.