Happy, to Toby (in 3x07): You know…when I was in elementary school, I was jealous of the other kids. Because their parents waited outside (the school) to take them home, and I walked to the orphanage by myself… I was looking forward to waiting outside for somebody.
Happy/Paige (in 3x04): I don’t get it. There are buses here. Why pick him up? / We talk in the car. / Is that what parents do? Look for ways to spend time with their kids? / That’s …kind of the whole point of having children. / It wasn’t for my parents.
drstanakatic: “You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate yourself.
You start dying slowly When you kill your self-esteem; When you do not let others help you.
You start dying slowly If you become a slave of your habits, Walking everyday on the same paths… If you do not change your routine, If you do not wear different colours Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.
You start dying slowly If you avoid to feel passion And their turbulent emotions; Those which make your eyes glisten And your heart beat fast.
You start dying slowly If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love, If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain, If you do not go after a dream, If you do not allow yourself, At least once in your lifetime, To run away from sensible advice.” -Martha Medeiros
Why do you think that Cersei gets more blame for things such as the war(lots of people had a hand in this even Jaime) I've seen people blame her for Jaime being a horrible person, cause she manipulated him his whole life etc.... Cersei is blamed for all of Jaime's faults and people absolve him of any wrongdoing and blame Cersei.
I’m very flattered that you came to me asking my opinion, but I’m not really interested in analyzing the fandom, I’m sorry. I don’t even know where one would start, since there are so many different people with so many different opinions about ASOIAF. I don’t know what other real life people are thinking and I don’t want to put words in their mouths. (TBH, I go to great lengths to avoid the fandom as much as possible.) If you want to know the reasoning behind a particular argument, the best thing to do is probably to ask the person making that argument.
Moreover, these issues feel too broad for me to discuss without specific arguments to analyze. Statements like “Cersei is blamed for all of Jaime’s faults” come across as something of a strawman that could easily be shot down. For example, one of Jaime’s faults is his ableist attitude toward Tyrion, to the point that Jaime believed that Tysha could never have been in love with Tyrion and that she just wanted House Lannister’s money, even though Jaime knew she wasn’t a prostitute. I’ve been tracking the Cersei Lannister tag and various other ASOIAF tags for six years and I’ve never seen anyone blame Cersei for Jaime’s ableism.
That being said, if you have a particular question about the text like, “Which character or characters do you think are to blame for this particular heinous act?” I would be happy to answer, if you’re still interested in my opinion!
and… how is anything like this relevant to the one direction fandom whatsoever?
i think it’s cute that you think my blog has to be relevant to the one direction fandom and only the one direction fandom. are you my mom? and more importantly, why are you stalking my tag posts? yike.
Summary: Sleepy hopped over to the timeline belonging to Edgy and Chompy to visit Bbt. What Bbt didn’t know was that Sleepy didn’t know how to use coordinates and instead relied on images to get him to places.
Who would have believed that the perfect Wikipedia photo caption could have been improved on? (Alan Ferrier on twitter)
I love this as an example of Gricean humour. Grice’s Maxims say to only say things that are relevant (i.e. interpret everything someone says as if it adds relevant information to the conversation). In this case, the caption is “improved” by adding (right) after the name of the bagpiper. In many photo captions, (left) or (right) is used to tell us which of several similar-looking people the caption is about. If there were several bagpipers or even humans, (right) would be a neutral, informative information.
But here, the only entities in the photo are Piper Kerr and the indifferent penguin. It’s very easy to tell the difference between them. So adding (right) brings with it the absurd interpretation that (right) is relevant information, i.e. that the piper and the penguin are hard to tell apart.
The performers, who call themselves “funnyguys”, advertise that they will paint any message on their body in exchange for money while dancing in the jungle.
While many choose their own name or a funny message, PewDiePie jokingly asked the pair to display: “DEATH TO ALL JEWS”.
He published the resulting clip, showing them dancing and laughing while holding the antisemitic message above their heads, on his YouTube channel.
While some fans found the clip funny, others said the star had gone too far.
Despite requesting the hateful message to be displayed, and publishing the resulting video, PewDiePie apologised to fans at the end of the video – but still gave the performers a five-star rating.
He said: “I am sorry. I didn’t think they would actually do it. I feel partially responsible. I mean I’ve got to give them five stars for an outstanding experience because at least they did what I asked.”
He added: “I don’t feel good. I don’t feel too proud of this, I’m not gonna lie. I’m not antisemitic, or whatever it’s called, okay so don’t get the wrong idea. It was a funny meme, and I didn’t think it would work, okay. I swear I love jews, I love ‘em.
"I am so sorry. I don’t know what else to say.”
pewdiepie paid some guys actual money to hold up a sign that said “DEATH TO ALL JEWS”, published it, gave them a 5-star rating, and then tried to shrug off any responsibility by saying he didn’t think they would really do it. he even says he only feels “partially” responsible and he’s “not antisemitic” despite the fact that he 1) posted this video so close to a surge in antisemitic hate crimes following trump’s election and 2) posted this video at all.
this isn’t funny, this isn’t satire, it’s gross and hateful shock humor at the expense of people who are already unsafe with the increasingly emboldened neo nazis–i mean, “alt right”. it’s not defensible. stop supporting him.