country hick

So I just wanna help y'all understand something about southern stereotypes:

  • Southern gentlemen are kind, courteous, and protective of women and children. They are often Christian and proud of their southern heritage. Men referred to as southern gentlemen often have more refined etiquette.
  • Rednecks are basically southern gentlemen without the refined etiquette. They take pride in industry, which is why their yards are often reminiscent of salvage yards-they plan on using most of the things there and are just waiting for the time to complete their projects. They do like to hunt, but they are respectful in doing so. They are hardworking people.
  • White trash have none of the characteristics of southern gentlemen. They are arrogant, belligerent, and like to cheat the system. Their yards look like junkyards-they have no intention of doing anything with any of that stuff, they just couldn’t be bothered to get rid of it. They hunt out of season, teach their kids racism and abusive tendencies, and do their best to avoid work. These are the people who you see collecting welfare checks and never working.
  • Hillbillies are just rural folks from the hills or mountains who don’t interact much with society. They may have any mixture of good or bad traits.
  • Hicks are rural folks who are regarded as unintelligent.
  • Country boys/girls are raised in the South, usually outside cities, and while they vary in their manners, beliefs, and such, they are generally accustomed to hard labor.

So basically most southern stereotypes have been morphed and merged in the eyes of people from elsewhere.

When it comes to country girls y'all have taken the idea of a young woman who has been raised on a farm, works hard, and is proud of her efforts and roots and tried your best to replace it with the image of a city girl who wishes that she were living in the country because she thinks that marrying a country boy sounds romantic.

Also, although most of y'all think that everyone in the South is horribly racist, know this: those of us who are truly proud of southern culture are proud of everything from the Mexican and African to the French and German cultures that have come together to create our culture.

And it’s frankly offensive that y'all merge the ideas of rednecks and white trash when you think of the South, because while rednecks are pretty uncommon as you go North, white trash are in no short supply anywhere around the world.

demands for chaos walking movie

ive been seeing a lot of negativity on here with the casting decisions but i’m still feeling excited for the movie especially with so many big names involved like i cant wait for this fandom to explode and be popular and to see gifsets on my dash and???? my lil nerdy heart is BURSTING, yall. anyway, all that said, there are a few things i definitely need from this movie or i will be very upset:

  • if i had to read hundreds of pages of “yer” and “explanashun” and “aint” and double negatives then can i say that if movie todd doesn’t have a hick country accent i will rEBEL
  • manchee must be the purest of fictional dog characters to ever grace the big screen i s2g
  • in the first book todd n viola are each others first real friends and they are pure n good so if the movie makes them into this gross ya romance with a shit ton of tension and staring longingly at each other i cant even be held responsible for my actions like PLEASE save that for movies 2 & 3 ffs

other than that they can do what they want with the dang story but just give me THIS MUCH

Ok but seriously I need to give you the scoop on some of the ridiculousness that went down during Lexington and Concord because it was insane. These are just some of my favorites:

  • John Hancock and Samuel Adams are hiding out at Hancock’s cousin Lucy’s house in Lexington. When Paul Revere shows up to tell them to leave, William Munroe, a militiaman who was guarding the door, tells Revere to shut up and go away because everyone was asleep.
  • Hancock’s fiancee Dolly asks him to take her to Boston so that she can rescue her father. Hancock tells her that she isn’t allowed to go back there while the British are still occupying the city. She reminds him that they aren’t actually married yet so she can technically do whatever she wants without his permission.
  • Paul Revere and William Dawes meet a Concord doctor named Samuel Prescott, who just happens to be out at 1am because he had spent the day with his girlfriend and presumably got kicked out of her house. When a group of British soldiers chase them, Revere is captured, Dawes comically falls off his horse, and Prescott manages to get away with the alarm message to Concord. His getting the message across in time meant that there were enough soldiers in Concord to beat the British, meaning that his walk of shame basically caused us to win the battle.
  • Paul Revere tells the soldiers who captured him that there are hundreds or armed and angry country hicks converging on Lexington center who are prepared to slaughter the British; the soldiers get so scared they just let him and the other captives go and run away.
  • Elijah Sanderson, one of the Lexington militiamen, is sent out, unarmed, as a scout, and is captured. Luckily he is in the same group of captives as Revere and is also let go. After telling the Lexingtonians what is going on he is so exhausted that he sits down next to the fireplace in the tavern and falls asleep, only waking up when the drum starts beating. Once he gets outside he realizes that he had never actually gone home to get his gun and so has to hide in the tavern during the battle.
  •  Joseph Warren somehow sneaks out of Boston to join the fighting and almost get himself killed. At one point a bullet whizzes by so closely it knocks a bobby pin out of his wig.
  • After the battle at the North Bridge in Concord a man named Elias Brown, who was mentally disabled and did not really comprehend what was happening, starts wandering through the crowd selling hard cider to the soldiers on both sides and getting everyone drunk.
  • A British officer named Jeremy Lister was not assigned to the expedition, but had volunteered when another officer said he was sick and couldn’t go. He is shot at Meriam’s Corner and the bullet shatters his elbow, leaving his arm immobile for the rest of his life. After he recovers he is informed the other officer had been faking it to get out of work. 
  • A British soldier and an American soldier have a standoff in front of a well when they show up at the same time to get a drink. Both men pull out a gun and fire a shot; both of them die.
  • Samuel Whittemore, an 80 year old man from Menotomy, hides behind a wall and starts picking off British soldiers with dueling pistols. Eventually one of them manages to get through, shoot him in the face, and bayonet him several times. Some friends find him several minutes later still trying to reload his gun. They drag him home kicking and screaming, assuming that he will be dead soon. He lives to be 98.
  • A woman in Lexington, Mary Sanderson, hides in the woods with her family and then comes home to find a half-conscious British soldier lying in her bed. When her husband Samuel gets home he finds Mary raining obscenities upon the poor injured man. Samuel tells her that if they didn’t give him some food he will never have the energy to leave, but the soldier is so terrified of Mary he refuses to eat, only taking the food after making Samuel eat it to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. 

Applejack: We, uh, only had one chair, then she told me to hold her down to make sure she didn’t take too many breaks. She said she really needed to concentrate. Golly, I can still feel the way she laughs in my chest. T-then she told me how much she appreciated me being there for her. I’ve never felt this happy before.

Rarity: So when’s the wedding?

Applejack: Huh? No way! She ain’t into me like that. I’ve seen the way she looks at that one girl, Spitfire? Yeah, she’s a perfect match for Rainbow. I’m just a dumb country hick. I don’t even know why she’s my friend.

Rarity: Applejack, you can’t do this to yourself. She likes you and we all know you’re so much more than a “dumb country hick.” Please just ask her out.

Applejack: I just can’t do that!

Rarity: And why not?! She is a walking pride flag! So she likes girls. She loves hanging around you all the time! You go see movies together without any of us, you go out for pizza at that terrifying diner together without any of us. 

Applejack: Hey, Greasy’s Pizza Pit is a fine establishment.

Rarity: Whatever! If it weren’t for you constantly claiming that you’re not dating, I would have assumed that you were already an item!

Applejack: Look, right now I just wanna help her win the Nerd Off, okay? 

Rarity: Fine! But after these games, if I don’t see a ring on her finger I’ll have to take matters into my own hands

Twilight: I really don’t want to do this.

Fluttershy: Have you told Sunset?

Twilight: I did, but she said that I should at least try. I mean she made me feel confident that I could win…but I just don’t want to win in the first place.

Fluttershy: I’m sure Sunset means well, but I think there’s still a part of her that needs to be dominant.

Twilight: I wish she’d keep that to the bedroom.

Fluttershy: …oh my.

Twilight: I just said that out loud didn’t I?

Rupert: Alert! Mother unit has perished!