I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
here is what you know about
my daughter, brother dear:
she is beautiful like summer
shining in the skies, and kind
like flowers sharing their light
with all the world.
she is endlessly hopeful like
rainbows at the end of storms
and she brings happiness
wherever she goes, trailing
roses behind her feet.
here is what you don’t know
about your queen, brother dear:
she is clever and she is able,
enough so to turn a nightmare
into her own coronation.
(of course she knew what
pomegranate seeds could do —
she is a girl, but she is not young.)
she is strong, and she must be
to rule at your side in hell.
didn’t you ever wonder why
the dead took to her so easily?
she is sweet like summer,
wild like rain, and she will be
your undoing, for she is to be
Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.
And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.
ALL OF THIS
or disregard it as unrealistic, which is so fucking uncool
black =/= dumb, assholes
You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir. Wes Anderson
You won an award for a show where you play so many different characters with so many different personalities. Do you think there are a couple of those personalities that you owe this award to more than others? (x)
Eartha Kitt and James Dean photographed taking dancing lessons by Dennis Stock, c. 1955
“He sensed moments in Eartha’s performances when it seemed to him that everything she knew was fused directly into the moment, even things having nothing to do with her performing, he thought translated directly into one energy force-a magic connection.” He says: “Jimmy was convinced that Eartha had ‘special powers’ and knowledge she could deliver to him by some kind of osmosis…”
“Do you realize, that there’ll never be another January 17, 1944? Never again? I’m the only one in this school who thinks about death. It’s incredible.”
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987)
Directed and written by Louis Malle
No one should concede goals in football. No one should throw a match for any reason. What the Brazilian team should have done like, ages ago, was choose the best players in terms of international experience, skills, and their capability to wok as a cohesive team. This ageist thing they have going is obviously not working for them. Aside from Neymar (who let’s admit, not as impressive as James Rodriguez this year), no young Brazilian player stepped up for the team.
When you look at the German team, you have veterans playing in every game. You can see how much they respect Klose. But you also see them giving the newbies the opportunity to learn. They have excellent teamwork to go with their brilliant individual skills. I always said Germany has the best team overall because of how cohesive they are and how unselfish they play. They’re flawed, but one’s imperfection is fixed by another.
Even the Spanish team, god bless them, never depended on just one person to win them the game. They ended up being eliminated early, but that I blame del Bosque for and is a different conversation entirely.
[eta: Any reference to age is actually more meant about experience and not actual biological age. Brazil is notorious at passing by players with more experience like Kaka, Robinho and Pato to let younger and less experienced ones on the team because they think younger = fresh blood, faster legs, better skills, etc.]