pride and prejudice wasn't written as a resistance to the patriarchy djdjfhdhsj what
i mean i’ve been staring at this message for a solid minute now pondering how to reply, trying to figure out how ro reply, but honestly it boils down to one question: have you read it?
because literally the prevalent theme of pride & prejudice as well as other works of Austen—perhaps most visibly, sense & sensibility—is the ironic social commentary on the degraded role of women, as subjected and dependent on the way of whether they would marry well as they used to be?
like, honestly, what did you think it was about? sure it has a romance in it, but it’s probably one of the the most politically designed and carried out romantical arcs in literature, as it relies not so much on mutual affection, but rather darcy aknowledging his fault of diminishing elizabeth as an intelligent human being. at first, we see him as quite obviously set upon taking her for granted and applying stereotypes; startled with her outspoken attitude and clueless as to why she would reject him. because it IS surprising, that’s the point, given the context of Austen’s novel, the commonly praised choice would be to accept not only darcy, but mr collins without another thought. what do you think is the reason mrs bennet was so distraught all the time? there was no way of securing the future of her daughters other than marriage, we hear it being repeated over and over again—they cannot inherit their father’s fortune.
and—good grief. that’s the romantic ‘main plot’ concerning darcy and elizabeth alone, because the whole point is that he changes his beliefs and acknowledges elizabeth as an equal in the end. darcy isn’t exceptional for being surly and broody, he’s exceptional because he listens and learns.
but all the rest? the whole arc of charlotte, and her unhappy and dull marriage to mr collins, and the stark contrast with elizabeth. charlotte is not WRONG, she does the only thing she knows for certain will allow her to live in a respectful way without becoming ‘a burden to her parents’. the arc of lydia, basing off her portrayal against wickham? even with all his debt, infamy and faults, wickham’s opinion is at no point more blemished than lydia’s. that’s the point, that’s reiteraring the original notion of the disparity between men and women in regency England. the radiating, stinging paternalistic attitude of mr collins towards elizabeth when he marries charlotte and TELLS her that she would probably get no better chance. his absolute belief—corresponding with darcy’s, and contrasted with the latter’s rehabilitation later on—that elizabeth has no choice but accept him.
and elizabeth herself—for all the composition and impeccable manners, she IS a controversial figure in the novel. take the scene when she’s bashed by lady catherine de bourgh, the ongoing commentary on her being too forward with her opinions, the continuous bashing coming from her mother—the lingering threat that lizzy’s ‘stubbornness’ will cause her much trouble and, above all, prevent her from securing both her and the other sisters from absolute poverty when their father dies.
and, just … of course it’s written subtly, it’s conveyed in elizabeth’s wit, in austen’s slightly ironic narrative. the problem with the situation of women is not EXPLICITLY named and stated. it’s not modern times where we’re accustomed to forward addressing of feminist issues. no: it’s shown. it is not only the consistent theme in her works, it’s the prevalent theme of them. i mean, come on, there’s tonnes and tonnes of books that were NOT written with a purpose of targeting partiarchy. fuck, there are much MORE of such books than there is of the latter kind. But to choose Pride & Prejudice specifically, a novel which became one of the most famous books in the world, renowned for e x a c t l y t h i s … i cannot comprehend. please, at least consider this: do you really think the purpose of austen writing p&p was writing a romance? really? why would it become so much of a literature landmark, then?
i don’t mean to be nasty and honestly, go and have your opinion, you’re perfectly entitled to it, but it does make me sad that a novel that is a witty, outsanding and one of a kind social commentary on the plight of women in a specific time period written by a woman IN the time period is turned into something as common as a novel with a romantic plot. that’s all.
We were childhood friends and somewhere along the way in the harsh times we found love. We shared the same dream. We laughed. We teased each other. We cried together. We were happy. But suddenly everything changed. Fame cost us our love. And now after so many years we meet again. And my heart still beats for you. I still long for your warmth, your laugh, your smile. I always loved you and I always will.
HEY YALL SO I DECIDED TO UPLOAD MY MALE BOMBERS I DID LAST NIGHT AND I KNOW ALOT OFF YALL ARE READY TO HAVE THEM ITS NOT THAT PERFECT BUT I TRIED LOL THATS WHY I DONT UPLOAD ALL MY RECOLOURS ANY WHO…….
DISCLAIMER:I do not know any of these people, I do not claim to know these people, therefor none of this is factual information (except of course the McLeods who claim their love for one another on the daily) please don’t attack me if you don’t like someone I put on here:) If there is somebody missing or somebody that is a big no no to be on here message me and I will kindly fix it:-)
Erin McLeod(CANWNT/FC Rosengard) & Ella Masar McLeod(FC Rosengard)
So, I wanted to do this post because I know there’s a lot of fans who tend to be like “oh PR isn’t real it doesn’t happen” and that’s kinda naive of them. I’m gonna be kinda vague about my job because I need to protect my identity and who I work for… BUT I do work with a company that does deal with PR. I don’t do the stunts, my job is pretty much office work, but of course I witness shit go down. I won’t be making my blog about this because, tbh, this is my escape from the real world and I like being anon. But since I’ve seen a lot of people trying to foolishly deny that PR happens - especially with acts of today - I want to point out to you some PR stunts that have happened right before your very eyes and you may not have even known. I’m not asking you to believe me, you make your decision. I’m just letting you know what I know and maybe shed a little light.
Fandoms such as the 5SOSFam, Directioners, Harmonizers, Beliebers and Selenators can sometimes (but not all of them or all the time) be in denial of PR. So, I’m just gonna mention some PR stunts that have happened. I may link some sources for you or just let you Google it, I’m not gonna put too much work into this because… well I kinda have other shit to do lol but hopefully you’ll get the idea from here and if you want to dig deeper, then this is your starting point.
Before I list the PR stunts I am aware of, I wanna say that celebs normally hate PR stunts. 9/10 times they wanna just do their job that they signed up for (singing, acting, whatever) and interact with fans. But to be able to sell and promote, they need to be in the media’s eye and it’s the dirty bit of the job nobody likes to do. I mean, glorifying a life that isn’t really yours? Yeah, it sucks, but the way the world works, your management and Public Relations team need to do what they can and if you wanna be famous, you gotta comply.
What is the purpose of PR?
Okay, so there’s lots of areas for PR, but the purpose of PR stunts (fake relationships, fake friendships, fake feuds, etc.) are mainly for entertainment purposes and for the media to feed off. It’s a story that tabloids can write about, teen mags can swoon over,etc. It promotes said celebrity and their work without even having to mention it. For example, maybe Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds of Summer is in a PR relationship. And maybe the PR stunts happen around the time that something is coming up for the band. A clear example is right now, his relationship is getting attention on socials and media outlets are now covering that (such as MTV putting them in their Valentine’s Snapchat Story). It gets you subconsciously thinking about them all the time. And oh, what are 5SOS doing right now? Well 1. they are in the studio with a single on the horizon (wait for it…) and 2. have a festival tour? Hmm. Anyway, I’m not going to get into Mystal because that’s another story, but check out @exposing-the-fakes for more info on that. She’s friends with 5SOS and has a lot of tea which she spills and sooner rather than later it comes true.
A list of PR stunts
Here is a list of PR stunts. I don’t have time to go into detail, but you can Google it and something will more than likely come up. Also, I do not claim to work with any of these stunts. I will not mention stunts I have any connections with because TECHNICALLY I just tend to general office shit but I work for a company who do this kind of shit.
Of course, there are so many more than that, these are just some prime examples. There are other kind of PR stunts which aren’t fake, they’re just weird shit that happens such as the Gaga meat dress, Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River, Britney and Madonna’s kiss, Janet Jackson’s nip slip, the list goes on.
I used @exposingsmg for most of my sources because they explain things in a way that’s pretty easy for anyone to understand and it’s all quite tightwrapped, meaning everything you need to know is in the posts. They are a great blog to get reading, but if you want to find other sources, you just need to do your research. A lot of people in the media enjoy reading their posts because most of us know it’s true and they do a great job in summaries.
So, yeah, that’s a little insight for you. I don’t intend on posting anymore and the sole reason I shared this with you is because a lot of people just try and deny the fact that it exists. PR stunts exist, most of Hollywood is a PR stunt.Don’t believe it all. More often than not the celebrity hates doing it. But don’t comment on their socials saying it’s PR because 1. some companies will get your account suspended or delete your comments/mark you for spam 2. sometimes it isn’t PR 3. they know if it’s PR or not and don’t need you going “THIS IS PR OVER HERE!!!” just let it happen and discuss it elsewhere like a blog, forum, or whatever the fuck. Just let them do their job.
I’m outta here. Believe what you want. Not causing drama, just explaining. Don’t ask me to explain each PR stunt because I do not have the full details to hand but you can find it. I’m not able to confirm or deny anything else, I don’t want to cause drama, add fuel to the fire or make my blog an “expose” account. Just merely letting you use the info I can give you. And don’t assume that PR doesn’t happen because it does lol.
submitted by the talented @granpappy-winchester[THIS SHIT IS LIT, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED OMG THANK U]:
(note: I wrote this quickly so please forgive any mistakes. I am super into the idea, I just love the image of Credence with bunny ears and big hairy wolf Graves)
Graves gently pulled at Credence’s little cottontail, the rabbit squirmed in his lap, looking over his shoulder and away from the flowers he had plucked to decorate Graves’ tail. His small face had gone red, eyes big and brown and flustered under his dark hair.
Graves had brought him to one of the small clearings in the meadow, away from his family burrow and far from the other wolves who would do him harm, especially since it was spring and in spring rabbits like Credence—young and small and fertile in ways they didn’t know—would be more than just a meal for hungry wolves.
Characters: Y/N Winchester (sister!reader), Castiel, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Bobby Singer
Pairing: Castiel x Reader
Warnings: Self doubt, self loathing, making wrong decisions. Canon typical.
Word Count: 2200ish
A/N: This is 1 out of my 13 entries for @mamapeterson / @mrs-squirrel-chester’s Album Fanfiction Challenge where I chose the album “Smoke and Mirrors” by Imagine Dragons. The song prompt for this fic is: Hopeless Opus
This is kinda a rewrite of the ep The Man That Would Be King. I changed and took out a few things to fit in my reader but it is very much based on the ep. I stole and rephrased some of Castiel’s monologue from that ep as well. I do not claim to own any of that writing.
Thanks so much to the amazingly sweet @bkwrm523 for betaing this for me. I love you Sara!
The expression on her face, when she realized he had been lying to them for almost a year was burned into his mind. It was all he saw, no matter where he went or what he did. The hurt, pained expression on her face. His betrayal had hurt them all. His betrayal had angered them all.
For such a long time it had been so clear to Castiel he was doing the right thing. Working with Crowley had been a necessary evil. It had been the only way and Castiel knew the Winchesters would never have understood that. Nor should they have too. They stopped one apocalypse and now the angels or a portion of them anyway, was trying to start another. Castiel had never been more ashamed in his life. Y/N and Dean had lost a brother to this war. A brother Castiel unsuccessfully had tried to bring back. Y/N had gone to school and Dean had found love. They moved on. They deserved to have lives. Castiel hadn’t wanted to disrupt them but he had watched. He had thought about asking for their help so many times. He knew it was his best option, but he couldn’t. Dean looked peaceful and Y/N looked happy. Castiel knew they missed Sam, but it was his choice to not contact them and to keep hunting on his own. Or so Castiel had thought back then. He hadn’t realized it wasn’t all of Sam he had pulled out of the cage. He hadn’t realized until it was too late. As soon as Dean learned about Sam’s missing piece, he had called his sister back in. Castiel had not shown himself but she has watched the anger and pain on her face as she faced her oldest brother. The same pain he had watched on Dean’s face when he had realized Bobby had known about Sam being back, had been written all over Y/N’s face as she confronted Dean.