Welp. We went to see Wonder Woman. I cried during the sad parts and some of the other parts. They were the same kind of tears I had on and off through Ghostbusters. Movies with strong women who are fully realized people who are allowed to be sexual but are not sexualized and can also kick ass just make me cry randomly. Though TBH I also cry in LotR when anyone picks up their sword and runs into battle screaming the name of their home. I didn’t even realize how ravenous I was for a female version of that.
Summary: You attend a supernatural college, and after an eventful first meeting, you develop a heavy dislike for Baekhyun, as he’s your natural rival - a vampire. But things are strange for you, because as the months go by, you can’t figure out if you’re simply using the rivalry as an excuse to avoid facing your fears. Scenario: college!AU, supernatural!AU, angst Word Count: 7,599
- drive // halsey - girls your age // transviolet - technicolor beat // oh wonder - video games // lana del rey - never let me go // florence + the machine - born to die // lana del rey - still sane // lorde - trndsttr (feat. m. maggie) // black coast - starring role // marina and the diamonds - without you // lana del rey - waiting game // banks - never gonna change // broods - i found (acoustic) // amber run - twice // little dragon
Barbara Stanwyck in a publicity photo for The Great Man’s Lady (William Wellman, 1942).
Her dress is by Edith Head
There was a time in Stanwyck’s career, say 1939 - 1945, when Paramount made her up to be a glamorous movie star, a rather different figure from her earlier tough girl roles (though some of those glamorous roles - The Lady Eve, Christmas in Connecticut, Double Indemnity - are among my favorite). But with her move to Warner Brothers, a more working class and grittier studio than the other majors, she became once again an independent and capable woman, in charge of her life and able to meet the challenges that came her way.
“In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.”