April222014

I feel bad for people that wanna talk to me irl lately cuz all I wanna talk about is Liverpool Football Club

11PM

katworunyagisa:

Person: “I’m just gonna play devil’s advocate here and—”

Satan: “Whoa whoa hey I didn’t agree to this I don’t even know you.”

(via renaissancesim)

10PM

hemoglobinhottie:

literally just a clip of ravers dancing at a music festival, but with the rave music taken out and Benny Hill music put in x

(Source: counterpunches, via itsvondell)

10PM

yeah, because in the chapters that are from the women’s POV, there is less of that male-gazey feel. especially in the stark women. there’s a little bit more in dany and cersei but that could also be because they’re very sexual beings anyway

you’ve officially swayed me. I wasn’t really considering the Stark women, for some reason? Maybe because it’s been awhile since Catelyn was like actually around that I didn’t consider her (I have no excuse for the other two, confirmation bias I guess). 

10PM

Things I’ve been forced to try and cut an avocado with at work (besides a knife)

  • Regular Butter Knife
  • Plastic Butter Knife
  • Spatula

Things I’ve successfully cut an Avocado with at work:

  • Regular Butter Knife
  • Plastic Butter Knife
  • Spatula
10PM

well tbh i always thought the “male gaze” thing was just to show like, how it was at that time. not that it was ever a REAL TIME but you know. sort of the same way they’re all casual about like, shitting and prostitutes and whatever

That is a very valid point that I hadn’t considered. I never really considered things like that being used as a literary device I guess? Though I could see Martin doing that. 

I guess I’ve read too much shitty and sexist fantasy to see it that way at first. I need to go back through with a different critical eye I guess. 

10PM

unemployed-ingreenland (I’m on my phone and can’t reply)

That was poor wording on my part and rereading that post I’m kinda mad at myself for how it comes off (in my defense I was in the bathroom at work). I wasn’t trying to imply that Martin sat down to write aGoT and was like “this is a dude book for dudes only” or that only male readers can enjoy it. I was trying to say that due to the fact that Martin is a man the series suffers from the male gaze being perpetuated (which I know is a huge problem in all media not just specific to ASOIAF or fantasy in general) and I think Martin could do a better job of eliminating that male gaze from the books

4PM

Contents Under Pressure

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Rucka throwin it down

4PM

People need to stop holding ASOIAF/GOT up on a pedestal of progressive writing. In terms of plot and character development it is one of the best series out there and its treatment of female characters is great..for a fantasy series. But it’s not perfect it’s definitely still a by a male for male readers kind of series like fantasy has historically been.

The point is you can love something deeply and it can be an important step toward the kind of ideal inclusiveness in writing that you want but you can still recognize that it’s lacking and it isn’t the final stage.

April212014

(Source: tinarannosaurus, via liamdryden)

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