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anoteinpink replied to your post:i strive, when i talk about shit like hamlet, to…

this was a realization of mine while i was writing Trash Heap horrible fiction but i like how in the nunnery scene all her lines have ‘my lord’—bc whether or not it’s calculated it is sure effective in evoking demureness/respect.

also im fond of placing the emphasis like “*i* was the more deceived” (as opposed to hamlo there)

yeah absolutely! i mean whenever people run w/ the “ophelia was super duper upset b/c her boyfriend hurt her feelings” stuff its like, okay, sure but 

1. really everything she does in that scene is calculated to a certain amount? as is hamlet’s. if we run with the basic assumption that hamlet KNOWS that they’re being watched.  

2. but even if hams doesn’t know, Ophelia’s been coached on what to do here, she’s been instructed. the letter that polonius reads to the queen/has ophelia read to the queen (“doubt thou the stars are fire” etc ) isn’t, to me, even nesc. one that hamlet wrote? like you could interpret polonius as a Dude Out For Political Gain, and someone who sees this as an opportunity to leverage his daughter’s marriageability & closeness to hamlet to get them married off. but anyway the letter thing is sort of immaterial, because ophelia’s an ACTOR here, like hamlet is in so much of the play

3. so to me there’s always this moment of honest confusion for hamlet, where he’s like “wait, what? what remembrances?,” like he wrote her love poetry when he was fourteen but is confused as to the Relevance at this point. 

4. and then ophelia’s like “my honored lord, you know right well you did, get with the program, nudge nudge.” 

5. or alternately what would be funny would be, yeah, “oh, I was the more deceived” like, “you sure did send me a lot of shit poetry, hamlet. i didn’t return your favors but i sure am returning your favors now.” which i don’t know if that’s what you meant, but either way, its Humorous. 

6. and also either way, like, if you compare this scene to her scene with laertes (who is her brother but they’re close in age and her brother’s not In Charge of her so that’s the closest association i can get here), to me she sounds kind of different? that doesn’t necessarily her change in speech is an affectation, it could just be b/c she’s having a very different sort of convo then she had with her brother at the beginning of the play, but still!!!!! the Effect she produces is very different. 

anyway like, i don’t think you have to play the nunnery scene like a lot of people do, where it’s ophelia getting knocked around by hamlet. see: the branagh version, where ken b. is like DRAGGING kate winslet around the room. that’s a valid way to read it, may have even been the way it was MEANT to be read, but whatever man. ophelia is absolutely hamlet’s equal, there’s a lot of parallels that exist between them, and that’s a sort of mirroring that could be exploited SO MUCH MORE by directors/actors (or scholars/adaptation writers/etc). even little things. ophelia calls hamlet “the expectancy and rose of the fair state,” laertes calls ophelia “o rose of may.” ophelia’s an actor here, like, NO ONE GOES AFTER THAT, that she’s acting. even if we assume all the things people assume about ophelia — that she’s in love with hamlet, that hamlet was in love with her and is now breaking her heart, that this is in part what causes her actions later on in the play — she’s still acting, she’s under direction, she plays a part. 

maybe tbh the problem is that ophelia nailed her part way too well. 

anonymous asked:

Sister do you know if it's alright to listen to Arabic music just the instrumental type and what do you think about belly dancing? Is it ok for Christians to listen to that type of music and learn how to belly dance? Thank you and God bless you! <3

The music if it has no words is fine to listen to.  Belly dancing is very suggestive dancing.  The Bible does not actually give any specific instructions for believers when it comes to dancing. However, dancing is definitely mentioned in the Bible through the stories about God’s people.In Exodus 32:6, 19-25, we find that while Moses was up on the mountain talking to God, the Israelites built an idol and began to dance around it. This ended up in “revelry” (v. 6) and being “out of control” (v.25 says “naked” in some translations). Whoa. Obviously, this was not a good dance!However, in 2 Samuel 6:12-16, King David “danced before the Lord” to celebrate the Ark of the Covenant being brought back to Jerusalem. This was definitely a gooddance! So if David can do it, does that mean we can too?Dancing itself is not considered sinful when we’re dancing in worship or praise to God. Of course, that is not always the case today, as there are lots of opportunities for us to participate in dancing other than at a church service or Christian rock concert. And even then, you probably aren’t gettin’ down during the offering song on Sunday.So if we get the desire to dance, what can we do? Here are some biblical principles to keep in mind when you want to dance:The Right Timing: Ecclesiastes 3:4 says that there are appropriate and inappropriate times for everything, and that includes the act of dancing. Think about the time, place, and situation to help decide if this is something you should be doing.

Dance in Worship: Both Psalm 149:3 and Psalm 150:4 mention that we can praise or worship God through dance. Whether your church is all about dancing in the aisles or they want you to remain still and stoic is a matter of the church’s preference, and you do need to respect how they have set up their worship services. But the Bible does say that dancing for God is just fine!

Glorify God with Your Body: First Corinthians 6:19-20 says that our bodies belong to God. Your physical self is a figurative temple for the Holy Spirit; everything we do with our bodies must be honoring to Him. If we’re dancing just to bring attention to our bodies, then we’re committing sin by attempting to sexually entice those around us.There are definitely a lot of dances that can be done which would be inappropriate for believers, especially since we are trying to live our lives to glorify God. Second Timothy 2:22 says to run away from “the evil desires of youth.” If a particular dance might stir up sinful desires and lust in ourselves or others, then just don’t do it! Matthew 18:6talks about how causing someone else to stumble into sin on purpose is totally inexcusable. There’s a fine line here, so be sure to check your motivations honestly.At the same time, the Bible does say that we are allowed to dance in a way that does not tempt others, does not tempt ourselves, and brings glory to God.  God bless you dear one!!!  Maranatha!!!  :):)

As a churchboy, I used to read the story of David and Jonathan over and over and it sustained me as a child. This was before any sort of gay tolerance in church was even considered.

Coincidentally, there is no other love story  covered more extensively as that of David and Jonathan in the entire Bible.

1st Samuel 18 to 2 Samuel chapter 2

All I Ever Wanted (With Queen's Reprise)
  • All I Ever Wanted (With Queen's Reprise)
  • The Prince of Egypt
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May 24th, 2014

All I Ever Wanted (With Queen’s Reprise) / The Prince of Egypt OST (1998)

I am a sovereign prince of Egypt,

A son of the proud history that’s shown,

Etched on every wall.

Surely this is all I ever wanted,

All I ever wanted…

anonymous asked:

on your biblical women post you added some names in the tags, so can you explain further why you like them as well?

  • Claudia Pilate - oh, the Pilates. You would think they would be the obvious villains of the Passion Play because, yknow… they’re the Romans. They’re the colonizers. They’re the ones who, essentially, send jesus to his death - but because the gospels are written as propaganda, some of that aimed towards Romans, the Pilates get pacified in the text and that puts them in this fascinating, villains-but-not, moral-but-not perspective that is one of the most complex and interesting parts of the passion. So some sources say Claudia is plagued with dreams about Jesus, and that’s why she warns her husband off killing him, and others say she’s a Christian convert - the first Christian convert. The Pilates and their weird psuedo-political actually love match moral quandry marriage/role in Judea is honestly the greatest
  • The Queen of Sheba - SHEBA IS THE BOMB HONESTLY. MY FAV SINCE I WAS LIKE SEVEN YEARS OLD she’s a figure that’s shrouded in myth - there’s arguments over where the kingdom of Sheba even was, so like most of the stuff in the old testament it’s all up in the air, historiography-wise - but honestly I love even just the concept of her, a queen in her own right with her own kingdoms to rule over, who wants to learn and understand about other faiths and people and so rocks up to the court of King Solomon like ‘teach me about god!’ and he looks at her like ‘mmmk… if you teach me about love' WHAT GREAT RECIPROCITY BETWEEN THEIR ANCIENT NATIONS
  • Jezebel - LADY MACBETH, CERSEI LANNISTER, CLAIRE UNDERWOOD ARE ALL JUST DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF JEZEBEL. She’s the woman born into a male dominated world and uses every weapon she has - sexuality, manipulation, other people’s perception of her - to make a place for herself and win some power, any power. She’s villified for it, of course, and she meets her end because that’s what happens to women to connive, don’t you know, that’s what happens to women who assume that they’re on an equal playing field with men - and she’s demonised in the text because the text wants so badly for you to assosciate a woman who had agency with sin, and with false prophets, of going against the natural order of things. Jezebel knows her world, she knows how to wield power, she knows what symbolism does so even when she knows she’s about to die, she dresses up in all her finery and jewels because even though she lost, she’s still the queen.
  • Esther - y’all know your Margaery Tyrells and all those beautiful lowkey political conniving queens? ESTHER IS THE ORIGINAL FLAVOUR. ESTHER IS PROTOTYPE and i love her so much. So Esther’s a foreign queen in a foreign land, married to a king who killed his last wife. But despite all that, and the fact that she has absolutely no political capital, she still manages to use her beauty and her guile and her intelligence to sway the emperor and save not only herself BUT HER ENTIRE PEOPLE IN HIS KINGDOM. And she even makes him fall in love with her along the way ESTHER IS SO BOMB THAT IN THE SAUSAGE FEST THAT IS THE BIBLE SHE GETS HER OWN BOOK.

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

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