For all the writers amongst my followers…
For all the writers amongst my followers…
- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. (Julius Caesar)
- The Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare. (Julius Caesar)
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley. (The Tempest)
- This Thing of Darkness, Harry Thompson. (The Tempest)
- Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy. (As You…
In fact, Wyrd Sisters is a Discworldian retelling of Macbeth. while Lords and Ladies is a Discworldian retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pratchett, in fact, loves Shakespeare and you’ll find references to WS in much of TP’s work.
I don’t think writers realize that “strong female character” means “well written female character” and not “female character who punches stuff and shoots stuff”
This is why I tend to look for 3C Female Characters - Competent, Capable, and Confident women who can (if necessary) kick-arse but (even better) simply GET STUFF DONE! And no, they don’t need to have disengaged emotions - there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with emotions driving a character of any gender - but damsels in distress need not apply.
Denching list of sexiness - part 379 - being silly
I love this scene so much - for once Lionel gets it right…
Fine, thanks - just in a seriously ranty mood at the ridiculousness of British summer time… I am indoors so safely out of the weather.
A hailstorm, in the middle of July? Really? Get a fucking grip, will you? The heatwave and thunderstorms were bad enough, but now you’re getting beyond annoying!
My mom is a travel agent and I can confirm that people are legitimately this stupid when it comes to travel.
"It took us 9 hours to get home to England but the Americans only took 3 hours this is unfair" OH YES LET ME JUST REARRANGE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE FUCKING PLANET FOR YOU SIR TERRIBLY SORRY
Whenever I think “oh this is the funniest one” I read the next one and I just can’t
The stoopid, it burns! (Honestly, some people aren’t fit to be let out on their own!)
A LONG-EXPECTED PARTY
When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
Bilbo was very rich and very peculiar, and had been the wonder of the Shire for sixty years, ever since his remarkable disappearance and unexpected return. The riches he had brought back from his travels had now become a local legend, and it was popularly believed, whatever the old folk might say, that the Hill at Bag End was full of tunnels stuffed with treasure. And if that was not enough for fame, there was also his prolonged vigour to marvel at. Time wore on, but it seemed to have little effect on Mr. Baggins. At ninety he was much the same as at fifty. At ninety-nine they began to call him well-preserved; but unchanged would have been nearer the mark. There were some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly) inexhaustible wealth.
‘It will have to be paid for,’ they said. ‘It isn’t natural, and trouble will come of it!’
Thus begins JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, published 60 years ago, this very day…
Denching list of sexiness - part 378 - vulnerable Jean
I really want to snuggle her - right after I shove Lionel in the Seine!
To titillate your Thursday…
The ever luscious, lovely Lilli!!
I so need lovely, luscious little Lili this morning…
Random post : Currently watching everything Dame Judi Dench has ever done and being hopelessly in love with her.
Black and white - and gorgeous all over…
Following the sudden death of one of his longest standing lovers, Madame D (Tilda Swinton), Gustave H and the hotel’s lobby boy, Zero, head to her home town to pay their last respects, where Gustave is forced into a confrontation with Madame D’s son, Dimitri (Adrien Brody), who first accuses him of being “a faggot”, then claims he’s bisexual when Gustave admits to sleeping with all his friends.
Madame D has left Gustave a painting - Boy With Apple - which Zero encourages him to liberate, rather than waiting for the will to be settled…
Denching list of sexiness - part 376 - the brown dress
(I’m so grateful you found this is in good quality Tay if only for this dress! My god it’s glorious! Will share another set when I’ve sorted through all my caps.)
Such utterly gorgeous curves!! *makes grabby hands*
Gustave H likes his women older, rich, blonde, insecure, and needy. And, apparently, prepared to get on their knees to give him pleasure…
I’m so jealous of that actress….
I’m blonde and have $50 in my wallet so I’m halfway there, right? So close
*laughs* Technically, you’re 2/5 of the way there - if you’re also older, needy, or insecure, you’d be half way there…