insertpretentionhere replied to your post “Once Upon a Time - Season 2, Episode 9”

So… They act like people?

My witty rejoinder is “Thppppt!”

I guess it just always seems so .. so .. convienent to the plot to be so. But having started on Ep 10, I guess it was less acts of jerks and more acts of cliffhanger. :)

Once Upon a Time - Season 2, Episode 9

Once Upon a Time - Season 2, Episode 9 - “Queen of Hearts”

Two thoughts..

One, I ship the hell out of Aurora and Mulan.

Two, why the (blankety blank) didn’t they invite Regina with them? I mean, she’s family (whether they like it or not), she, from the family perspective saved MM and Emma, and Henry just gave her mass hugs. So WTF?

.. One of my peeves about this show is how intelligent, caring, characters keep doing stupid, asshole, things!

beautypeen:

listen, i’m never going to let you use my laptop idk what exactly i have to hide but i’m 200% sure there’s something

I would rather share my toothbrush than my laptop!

(Ew.)

mrfozzilla:

brbbl00dbending:

One of the few times where Iroh is blunt as hell

Iroh was the best man

"In fact, nephew, I would say that she’s bat shit crazy, but we are trying to pretend this is a kids show."

shadesofmauve replied to your post “I’ve been on a YA novel kick, mostly urban fantasy. I’ve started five…”

Yes please vomit. Started an adult modern fantasy with that trope recently. Dropped it like it was hot, for that and other reasons.

I can’t wrap my head around why it’s supposed to be sexy. Or a plot point. Or whatever it’s supposed to be.

Ultra-amazon type woman who is humbled my male sex power, I guess? Yick.

alicetheowl replied to your post “I’ve been on a YA novel kick, mostly urban fantasy. I’ve started five…”

Ugh. What the hell?

Yeah, pretty much my sentiments. And these are the books for young women?! .. written by women!

Till the latest round, I’d never not finished a book, no matter how terribly written or poor quality it was, but I just couldn’t get past that mess. Gah. *Shudder*

mooncalfe:

Can’t Look Back page 12

Bread to birds is about the same as feeding Styrofoam to humans, it’s incredibly bad for them. Please don’t do it or encourage it.If you really want to feed the fowl and can’t stop by a pet store to buy a mix, cheerios will do in a pinch, but consider them a chocolate sized bar treat per, and again not very healthy. (But still better than bread!)Cut up grapes and/or peas are good!

mooncalfe:

Can’t Look Back page 12

Bread to birds is about the same as feeding Styrofoam to humans, it’s incredibly bad for them. Please don’t do it or encourage it.

If you really want to feed the fowl and can’t stop by a pet store to buy a mix, cheerios will do in a pinch, but consider them a chocolate sized bar treat per, and again not very healthy. (But still better than bread!)

Cut up grapes and/or peas are good!

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Jim Croce - Time in a bottle - 1973

I share my earworm. You’re welcome.

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nelyo3:

Fili the Barrel Rider

Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off

I’ve been on a YA novel kick, mostly urban fantasy.

I’ve started five different series by five different authors in the last two days. All five had the “sexually attracted against their will” trope. Some supernatural power or ability overwhelms then and they have to frantically try to resist and ohmygosh it’s just so hard and the super powered uber hero can’t do anything but freak out mentally because they have no control over their own bodies! I swear, it’s the latest version of bodice ripping.

I want just one of them, any one of them, to vomit on their oppressor.

door-maker-guy asked: About the free drinks gifset - to what degree does that even happen in real life? Do people really cruise bars expecting someone else to buy their drinks? (Sorry if I come off as naive, I'm not much of a bar hopper).

alicetheowl:

Neither am I, and I don’t really hang out with that crowd. I think the scene is in there because it’s so unexpected and weird. The humor is in her turning an interaction that treats her as a commodity on its head. Because most women wouldn’t do that, it’s funny that she does.

And I note that, in the gifset, she’s only doing it to demonstrate. I don’t know what the context is, or what led up to her declaring that, but she’s not doing it for gain. She’s making a larger point.

An acquaintance of mine and her married friends used to go out every Tuesday and choose a bar. They’d flirt and giggle and get drink after drink bought for them and then at the end of the night say “Welp, going home to hubby! Buh bye!” So yup, it happens.

Maybe she’s making a point, but she’s accepts the drink and then tells the guy to get stuffed. Maybe I’m overly Canadian, but this hardly proper behaviour. You’re using someone. Does she owe a guy anything for buying her a drink? Of course not. Should he realistically expect anything because he happened to buy her a drink? Absolutely not. However, and here’s where I am protesting, she knew going in she was just gonna mooch a drink off him and then give him the back of her hand and what kind of example or message is THAT?

Just because you CAN do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you SHOULD.

alicetheowl:

magpiedminx:

teamrocketing:

role model

No, she’s really not.

She’s a user.

No matter the gender, using people to give you stuff purely to get them to give you stuff is bad.

Okay, so there’s a few things going on in this gifset. One of them is weaponized femininity, which, yeah, annoying. Another one is the social contract which implies she owes him something in exchange for his drink. She doesn’t. Yeah, she’s taking advantage of a system, but all he’s out is a few bucks. This system is very often used to justify harassment, stalking, and sexual crimes against women: he bought her something, so she “owes” him something.

What should she have given him in exchange for the drink? Five minutes’ conversation? A dance? A kiss?

The humor in the clip is in her subverting a system so often used to screw women over. She’s taking the power out of his hands with a brazen exploitation of a social contract that says men buy their way into a woman’s good graces with a drink. In truth, women aren’t vending machines you feed kindness into until sex falls out. This nicely illustrates the concept.

It actually takes a fair bit of internalized misogyny to blame her for exploiting a system she had no part in setting up.

Yeaaaah.. no.

If I pretended to be your friend so you’d buy me something and then said “Seeya!” when I got it, does that make me a good person? A good example or role model? Not so much.

Yes, she abuses a system she didn’t create, but that still doesn’t make it right or decent.

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