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Robin Hood.

X-Files

American Horror Story:Coven

Doctor Who.

Dexter.

Well fuck.

Steven Universe. I’ll take it.

Outlander - I can haz Jamie?

Peg+Cat… Adorable kitty sidekick and solving problems with math? Sure! (Last show I watched of my own volition was Leverage. Yay!)

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No thanks

A guy at a princess store in Disneyland was asking me if I related to Merida in any way and I was like

“I don’t know man. I’m more of an Elinor.”

And he busted out laughing.

What I love most about this movie is that shows that being a princess is not wearing a beautiful dress, marrying a prince and live happily ever after, but a job, a hard job with duties and responsibilities were a lot of people depend on you

being the Lady of a medieval estate was SUCH AN IMPORTANT FUCKING JOB AND SO FUCKING FULL OF HARD WORK WHICH MEDIEVAL MEN ACKNOWLEDGED TBH

(one problem with perception of medieval gender roles is that most of the people who were writing, especially those who were writing HISTORY, were CLERGYMEN who had never been married and lived in a weird situation cut off from the way the rest of the world worked and had like no actual life experience with the real world - and then popular culture’s idea of it has been heavily informed by VICTORIAN choices of who and what to translate and popularize)

upper class medieval women were expected to run and manage the entire estate that they got from their husband (or that they already had in their own right through inheritance or as their marriage portion), a job which was acknowledged as being way difficult and requiring a wife with strength and fortitude and business sense if you wanted to be a successful person

they were the HR managers of households that might have over a hundred people in, and tho a duchess or a queen would certainly not go to the store to do the household shopping, and she probably had a steward to assist her, it was ultimately her responsibility to know what things were needed for that household, to make sure that the appropriate people obtained those things, to oversee the use of the household materials, to make sure that EVERYTHING got done so that ALL those people could live and work smoothly. they wrote letters and managed the business of the estate and networked with other members of the nobility for both important game-of-thrones political reasons and for smaller more personal reasons like ‘that guy has a really nice deer chase, so if i send him some marmalade from our garden, he might send some venison back as a return gift”

even in lower class households mom managed everything and women were basically considered to be shrewder and have better heads for that particularly kind of business than men and choosing a wise wife was the best thing you could do for yourself as a man who intended to be successful

they were like hands-on CEOs and shit yo and don’t get me wrong society was sexist as fuck and they were limited as hell in what they could do and everything was classist beyond belief but no way was being a noblewoman just a matter of sitting up a tower looking pretty & the contributions that they made are so important

also, the ladies of castles were responsible for defense when their husband was away at war (which happened a lot), so while personally participating in battle was unusual (though not entirely unheard-of) they did often find themselves in strategic command. and in wartime they frequently functioned as a sort of de facto logistics officer.

oh, and has anyone mentioned diplomacy. because an arranged marriage is only the START of a princess’s diplomatic career. the alliance she forges with her marriage is one she’s responsible for maintaining her entire life. unless she decides to go ahead and take over the country; that’s been an option too from time to time. :D

suddenly i really want to see a disney movie about a princess AFTER the wedding — forging a political bond with her new husband, defending the castle, sending troops and supplies to make sure he comes home from the war, reading secret reports from her spies in the enemy’s court… *swoon*

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YES.

And I’ve tried to touch on this with Merida, because ALL OF THIS? THIS is why Merida has absolutely ZERO desire to get married or (eventually) become Queen. Because it means her life - every second of her free time - going down the drain as she becomes more and more tangled up in running the castle AND the kingdom.

(This is also why Elinor’s such a freaking BAMF, she’s got this shit down, man.)

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Romeo can’t really be blamed for Ophelia’s death.

Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)

WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG

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Of course he can’t!

Romeo isn’t even a character in Macbeth…and we all know it was Shylock who was responsible for Ophelia’s demise

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Reblogged to make my girlfriend cringe …

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*Oberon exits stage left pursued by bear*

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Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

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beezelbubbles replied to your photo “So Dan let Atti play with Portal’s level making thing (yeah we let our…”

That is so cool! And as far as kids playing videogames, what’s wrong with Portal?

One of my friends was moderately horrified when she found out he was playing it, and when Atticus went “I want it show it to [her son]’ she was like “NOOO…I mean…I don’t think that’s a good…ideaa..for us…” or whatever, haha. 

It’s not the most ideal choice for his age group, but…whatever. He has fun and it doesn’t make him any more violent afterwards (which can happen with certain tv shows). 

But it’s so much less violent than most games. It’s puzzles more than anything. … But my six year old loves Futurama, so IDK I’m probably not the best for parenting advice. And now I’m wondering if maybe she’d want to play Portal….

I’m just overly defensive about these things because I’m in the hippie parenting group, but I’m always the most lax. I’m the one who lets my kid watch non-educational tv, eat popsicles several times a week, and play adult video games and other side-eye worthy offenses ;) 

You should try Portal with her! There are turrets and bombs, which scared him a bit at first, but he calmed down quickly. And being able to make their own levels in the game is super fun! Spacial learning! Computer skills! See! Education!!!

Oh I totally get the defensiveness. It’s hard! On the one hand let kids be kids and every kid is different, on the other hand… so many parents are so judgey! And you see what other people do with their kids and it gets so easy to second guess your decisions. I totally coddle my kid and help her out with stuff more than I should. A friend of mine, her kids are just leaps and bounds more independent. And we were talking and she said watching me, she wonders if she asks too much of her kids, but really, watching her, I wonder if I don’t ask enough from mine. Ultimately, though, they’re all equally sweet, bright, pain in the asses, so I’m not sure it matters either way.

I think once her dad is over his cold, I’ll have him play Portal with her. I’ve tried Portal, and it sets off my vertigo something fierce. Unfortunately, same with Minecraft, which is also popular around here. But only on creative mode after the incident with the creepers. We haven’t tried it yet, but there’s this thing called Minecraft University that’s pretty popular with the homeschool crowd. The kids get building assignments, and have to work out puzzles and stuff. Education bundled right into the game they’re wanting to play anyway. It’s totally all educational! The way so many kids are getting this tech stuff so early, and learning problem solving, and spatial reasoning, and just… there is a quantum mechanics mod for Minecraft. My thirteen year-old niece *lit up* when she found out. I can’t wait to see what this generation comes up with. It’s going to be incredible.

suziedowninthequiet:

beezelbubbles replied to your photo “So Dan let Atti play with Portal’s level making thing (yeah we let our…”

That is so cool! And as far as kids playing videogames, what’s wrong with Portal?

One of my friends was moderately horrified when she found out he was playing it, and when Atticus went “I want it show it to [her son]’ she was like “NOOO…I mean…I don’t think that’s a good…ideaa..for us…” or whatever, haha. 

It’s not the most ideal choice for his age group, but…whatever. He has fun and it doesn’t make him any more violent afterwards (which can happen with certain tv shows). 

But it’s so much less violent than most games. It’s puzzles more than anything. … But my six year old loves Futurama, so IDK I’m probably not the best for parenting advice. And now I’m wondering if maybe she’d want to play Portal….

Participate in a Survey About Gender Diversity in Video Games

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The <title> of this page is “Do Consumers Want More Women In Video Games?” The results of this survey will be presented at GDC15, so let’s tell ‘em a resounding “FUCK YEAH!”

Please reblog! 

DO IT

DO THE THING

fucking tumblr bomb this shit

here’s the link so you don’t have to click through the article to get to it: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1776666/PlayerSurvey

Y’all better fucking do this damn survey okay

Note that there’s two surveys here, one for game players and one for game developers.

I did this yesterday and I meant to reblog it but yeah we gotta hit that thing so hard.

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