mommy snowor daddy charming
Tagged by diana-in-the-fountain:
- What do you think you’re doing on earth?? Shouldn’t you be on Jupiter?? Hmm… you’re probably right, I should. But while I’m here I’d like to make people laugh, and maybe think
- Why did you eat whatever you ate last? it was dinner, and it was yummy!
- What were you doing before sitting on the PC/tab/laptop/phone? washing dishes
- HONESTLY: When was the last time you properly exercised, hmm? last Thursday… not tooooo bad?
- Favorite bhajan (or carol)? SO MANY!!! But given the ongoing track in MB, I’m obsessed with Lakshmi Shankar’s Ab To Madhav Mohe Ubaar again
- What was the time your procrastination put you in legitly serious trouble? (Pls, I know all of you are procrastinators, and I’m your queen. *sassy sari flip) sadly it’s an almost daily occurrence… or at least weekly
- What is your favorite poem called? (AND LINK ME TO IT) If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking by Emily Dickinson
- What’s the one song you want EVERYONE WHO TOOK BIRTH to listen to? Shukriya Zindagi from Aashayein
- Confess something v v sheepish (because I like scandal muahahaha).I cared a lot less about Yudhishtir (didn’t dislike him as many others do based on one misstep, but I was just neutral) before Rohit Bharadwaj played him ;)
- Tell me the latest rumor you heard (about ANYTHING). that
- Where all are you physically hurt right now? (AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT GO CURE IT) (Heart doesn’t count because that’s universal.) my tummy :( only chocolate can fix it. and midol. and a good show/movie.
Same questions for the folks I tag, I’m feeling even lazier than usual
I am so entirely sick of people ragging on characters that want/try to do the right thing. see: Captain America, see: Superman, see: Scott McCall
It’s always so utterly transparent too. Like I get it, these characters make you uncomfortable because you see them in all the most awful, horrible situations, the kind of rock and a hard place that would break anyone, only it doesn’t break them, it doesn’t force them into the darkness, it doesn’t keep them from being good and kind, and that freaks you the fuck out because you know, were you in that same place, if you had to make those same choices, you wouldn’t be good and kind, you would compromise. (and I include myself here, I’m no Captain America, none of us are really, but why should that mean we shouldn’t try to be? where did we all get this idea that it’s wrong to try to be good and can we pls get rid of it)
And for some of you, it just infuriates you, how dare someone challenge you or your beliefs, how dare they make you question your actions. You hear things like “You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun” and your reaction is I don’t want to join you in the sun, I want to drag you down to earth and make you just as twisted and wretched as the rest of us because I can’t stand the idea that I could ever be wrong about things, that I could ever need to grow and change and become better.
And I’m just so sick of it. I’m sick of people being enamored with darkness and amorality. I’m sick of people glorifying characters that are absolutely horrible (yes some of the most interesting characters, and some of my favorites even, are not always good guys, but jfc they are not who we should aspire to be like) and trashing characters just for having the audacity to be good people. I’m sick of people acting like being a giant asshole or even legitimately terrible wrong person is ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’, it’s not, it’s really fucking not. Being good is cool. Doing the right thing is edgy (don’t believe me, try doing it for once and see how much push back you get, it’s not so easy being good). Being better then you were a year ago, a month ago, yesterday, that’s cool. Captain America and Superman and all the other characters that challenge us to do better, be better, they are fucking cool.
"They aren’t intended to be career role models. They are moral role models. Disney movies aren’t telling girls that they should limit their aspirations to becoming princesses; they are teaching them to adopt the values of Disney princesses: kindness (Snow White), compassion (Ariel), intelligence (Belle), humility (Cinderella), courage (Merida), and determination (Tiana), among others. These are worthy attributes for boys as well as girls, but the point is that Disney isn’t steering girls toward being future trophy wives – it’s promoting values that make you a decent person, regardless of your career or lack thereof." (x)
Photos by:Bikramjit Bose
"A Bride’s Tale: Editorial from Harper’s Bazaar Bride India"
Now, handsome as ever.
I squeeze my eyes shut and try to reach for him across the hundreds and hundreds of miles, to send my thoughts into his mind, to let him know he is not alone. But he is. And I can’t help him.
Day 9 of 16: Favorite Line from Another Character About Them
↳”Barney and I tried and failed. That was two years ago. Why would I ever go down that road again? It wouldn’t make sense.”
”It doesn’t have to make sense, it’s chemistry. Look, I’ve always had a sixth sense about these things. And now that I’m pregnant, with this idea in my mind-uterus, I see things even clearer. You and Barney have the kind of chemistry that just doesn’t go away. You’re the reason he never called Nora. You’re the reason he’s only test-marketing tonight and you’re the reason he keeps striking out on purpose. Chemistry.”—The Best Man (07x01)