The reason I hate the “Shakespeare didn’t actually write Shakespeare” theories so much is they seem to be inherently rooted in taking his works away from ordinary people. “The son of a glovemaker could never have written these plays! Surely only an Aristocratic Intellectual, like the Earl of Oxford, could be responsible!"
Honestly fuck off. Shakespeare was one of us. His plays were written for the masses. He was an ordinary man who captured the voice of the people and the depths of their emotions. We credit Shakespeare with making up words and phrases, but who’s to say he wasn’t writing down what he heard on the streets? "But something as complex as Hamlet could never have been written by Shakespeare! It must have been the work of a nobleman!” Well guess what, not only did he write it, but he wrote it because that’s what his audience liked. The hordes of ordinary people consumed his deeply philosophical play about a young man musing over life and death and sin and they LOVED it.
Shakespeare was a crowd-pleaser and an entertainer, and reason his work is so beautiful and poetic and philosophical (as well as bloody and sexual!) is because he was responding to popular demand. Most people attending the theatre were illiterate; they consumed literature by listening, and this is one of the reasons why playwrights utilised iambic pentameter and rhyming schemes. Their dialogue is poetry, and it’s beautiful to listen to. The first time Romeo and Juliet meet, their shared dialogue creates a sonnet. Imagine a commoner sitting in the crowd listening to that, and it hits him like an arrow, wow, listen to the way these characters speak,this is love at first sight.
Shakespeare was an ordinary man, and the beauty and complexity of his works were fuelled largely by the appetite of ordinary people. Although plays could be written and performed for the aristocracy, it was the hordes at the theatres that one had to keep happy. This modern obsession with putting him on a pedestal and trying to make him high culture or inaccessible to ordinary people is just gross. This upstart crow will always be one of us, and his work will always be for us.
Reposting this A+ response from a biology teacher to the “It’s not natural” argument about the fluidity of gender, sex, anatomy, and sexuality. Life in all shapes and forms is mind-blowingly complex and beautiful that way.
I will never get over the fact that Long John Silver defeated Captain Flint with love, like…I have never seen such a thing before, a man beating another man not with weapons or physical strength or manipulations but with…love and he did it pursuing nothing but more love and peace…like if this isn’t the most revolutionary portrayal of two male characters and their relationship then I don’t know what it is
The Tulip in the Swan : Framing a bright emission region this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula the glowing cloud of interstellar gas and dust is also found in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless as Sh2-101. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. Red, green, and blue hues map emission from ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ultraviolet radiation from young, energetic stars at the edge of the Cygnus OB3 association, including O star HDE 227018, ionizes the atoms and powers the emission from the Tulip Nebula. HDE 227018 is the bright star very near the blue arc at the cosmic tulip’s center. Glowing across the electromagnetic spectrum, microquasar Cygnus X-1 and a curved shock front created by its powerful jets lie toward the top and right. via NASA
She is both complicated and simple at the same time. She is mystifying but yet I still understand her. Beside from her unmistakeable beauty, It is the complexity of her character that pushes me to fall in love with her with every new day.
- Likes animals?? Literally pets most animals he sees.
- Doesn’t follow the rules just because. Challenges authorities.
- Risked his life and chances of accomplishing his goals to save his precious person.
- Deep voice™
- All he ever wanted was justice.
- Was willing to sacrifice himself so no one would go through what he went through.
- Loves tomatoes… my heart.
- So intelligent and resourceful? Appreciate him.
- Graceful and elegant.
- Uses his opponent’s hands to complete the hand motions for a jutsu.
- Helped Konoha and the other villages during the war, he didn’t owe them anything. But he helped them nonetheless. (and saved their asses, too).
- Best style award. No one had better outfits.
- Trained for days restlessly to strengthen his katon no jutsu when he was a little boy.
- Loved his brother.
- Loved his mom so much.
- “What I’m calling for, what I’m bringing forth, that is, REVOLUTION!”
- His story and ambitions were swept under the rug, I’m still heartbroken. Deserved better.
- His small little “heh” when he chuckles.
- Will end you with one arm.
- Hair style icon. Name a more iconic hairstyle than his duckbutt, I’ll wait.
- Not here only for shipping material, a complex, beautiful character that stuck to his morals even as he was inches away from death.
- Not to be dramatic or anything but if it hadn’t been for him team seven would have probably died in part one.
- Had to rewatch his brother (and favorite person) murdering his family approximately half a million times throughout his life and y'all still have the nerve to call him “dramatic emo”. Leak your address I just want to talk.
- Went through everything I’ve mentioned and more through the first seventeen years of his life. Had to grow up a lot faster than anyone else.
- Defended Naruto when Sakura tried to say he was lucky for not having parents. Went to look for him because he was worried that he didn’t show up for breakfast. Spent the night training with Naruto and semi carried him home afterwards.
If there was one thing that she had learned through life’s trials and tribulations, it was that her heart was big enough to hold both sorrow an joy and that her mind was strong enough to allow peace and chaos to coexist. And suddenly it all made sense. It wasn’t about wanting to be something, it was about accepting her everything and finally appreciating the beauty of her complexity.
Bittersweet is the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots your teeth and your soul. Bitter is what makes us strong, what forces us to push through, what helps us earn the lines on our faces and the calluses on our hands. Sweet is nice enough, but bittersweet is beautiful, nuanced, full of depth and complexity. Bittersweet is courageous, gutsy, earthy.
Summary: Being everlasting certainly has its perks, but loving someone who does not have that privilege and reborn continually is not one of them.
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Note: Thank you, @dimplecoups, for being in my inner circle and reading it over. This will be a three part series, and is told in Jimin’s POV.
And yet by death did life procure.
Various of theories are justificatory weaved in regards to our existence—that we either originated from a spiritual entity or created by a grand phenomenon. In the circumstance of a unique individual, he was produced by both; stars run in his veins for he is the embodiment of the galaxies, ethereal in every way. An enigma, some would say, yet was he truly a complex being? For the span of four hundred years, he had witnessed all that history could offer, but there was an uncomplicated reason for his melancholy: where was his moon? Where was his sun and stars, the one who was his celestial beloved? Surely, he was not meant to roam alone.
Sooo, why can't Kara and Lena just be best friends? Why did they need to be a romantic relationship?
I’m going to divide this answer in 4 points as to why a romantic relationship between Kara and Lena is not only the right thing to do but is also the most logical decision to make.
Here we go:
1. First we got the representation argument. Given the obvious sarcasm in your question you’re most likely not a wlw, but in case you haven’t noticed, we get almost no representation in TV whatsoever and the little we do get either:
- One of them dies
- Has 1 sec of screntime per episode
- Ends in a heart breaking way.
Representation is obviously important because a lot of people such as myself that struggle with a lot of things such as depression, can find solace and strength in these relationships. Specially teenage girls who are struggling with their sexuality. I’ve been there myself (I’m currently 16) and Tv shows helped me a lot in my journey to self acceptance, I can assure you that.
But even those people who are more confident and comfortable with their sexuality may still look at them and like, hell, if feels good to see yourself represented on TV mate. To see your love portrayed as valid and real.
Supercorp, Clexa and all of these other ships can also totally be the “light at the end of the tunel” for a lot of people, including myself. LGBT folks are so much more likely to commit suicide and these “little things” can be life saving.
2. Supercorp would be a groundbreaking relationship.
I’ve talked about how Supercorp would be the true face of the “dare to defy” slogan the cw has got going on, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning again.
We would have a f/f relationship as the main ship of a show that’s not about sexuality, that’s rare as fuck. The only other main f/f ship on a show that isn’t about sexuality that I can think of is Clexa and we all know how that ended.
Also, a Super and a Luthor together is such a good and amazing concept. It’s new, it’s fresh, it’s something people actually want to see. Supercorp is currently one of the most popular f/f ships ever and the fandom and support of the actors toward it keeps growing every single day. The ratings of the show would sky rocket if the cw made them canon.
You may also want to consider that one of them is indeed Supergirl, imagine the amount of young lgbt girls looking up to queer Supergirl and just feeling like they’re normal and valid, because they fucking are. Or maybe just giving them hope that their heroes CAN totally love them back. That’s what’s really ground breaking, not the same generic bullshit we’ve been fed again and again, like the “bad boy/girl fixes boy trope” that’s not defying shit. Almost every single show out there is doing just that. It’s not new and it’s becoming quite tiring to see. Also, I’m not even going to start on how mon-el is a fucking slave owner and an abusive person, and the horrible message that karamel is sending to young teens. Mon el literally has yet to paid for his ugly actions.
3. Next, we have the fact that Supercorp is a healthy relationship built on respect, and trust, and mutual love. Kara and Lena have done nothing but constantly stand up for each other, and constantly try to fight evil and make the world a better place.
It is not the super powers that make the hero, it’s their heart.
Lena Luthor is the hero Kara deserves, she’s saved all the aliens in National City, turning against her abusive and manipulative mother in order to stand up for what’s right. Lena has done everything she could to help Kara so far, and to just help people in general. SHE WAS TRYING TO FUCKING CURE CANCER FFS. And she did all of this expecting nothing in return. She did this because she legit feels a call to help people just like Kara and James, and all of the other true heroes on the show do.
Having a beautiful, healthy, and complex f/f relationship represented on a show like Supergirl would be iconic and epic. All of the main stream media outlets would praise the show and the cw for it, instead of condemning them for trying to normalize abuse and excuse slavery.
4. Finally, let’s talk about chemistry
Kara and Lena have undeniable chemistry on screen, no one can deny that. It’s really astounding how well they go together.
I honestly could be at it all day with this proof part.
So, moving on and finally concluding. There are way many more reasons as to why they should indeed be in a romantic relationship, but for the sake of not wanting to write a bloody will I’ll keep it like this. There’s also probably not much I can say to you in order to make you see from my point of view, mostly because you seem very conditioned to think that girls and girls on TV should just be friends even though there’s clearly romantic chemistry between them. But whatever, thanks for the opportunity to rant about supercorp anyways.
- ritsu’s anime hair
- ritsu’s dead eyed stare
- ritsu’s depression
- tsuchiya and her big strong arms and her big beautiful eyes
- ritsu’s inferiority complex
- jun sagawa from the body improvement club
- that cat from the mogami arc
- those girls from episode 2 who are gay
- ritsu’s lost innocence
- ritsu’s ennui
- ritsu’s existential crisis
- ritsu’s terrible life decisions
- ritsu’s self hatred and (self-)destructive behavior
- dash old lady
So, as most people in the Code Lyoko fandom know, the factory which the shows main setting takes place existed on a small island on the Seine River in
Boulogne-Billancourt, France, and this factory was demolished in 2005. Today, in its place, opens a beautiful complex dedicated to music.