This will never fail to crack me up. He looks like Captain Jack Sparrow just decided, “EH - Why not go to a fancy dress & rub elbows with high society? I’ll take all their loose belongings while dressed like an aristocrat & they’ll never be any the wiser! Icouldgetawaywithit!” And, then he did.
I’ve been thinking about this post
that talks about wanting more fantasy heroines who don’t look down on female-coded
work. I realized that I couldn’t think of many that completely fit this
description, but I do know of some fantasy novels and short stories that are
positive about traditionally feminine tasks:
Dragon Slippers trilogy by Jessica Day George: The heroine
repeatedly saves the day using her sewing skills. She also becomes successful at
making a living by sewing. The author also has a retelling of “The Twelve
Dancing Princesses” titled Princess of the Midnight Ball featuring a boy who
knits, but I haven’t read it yet.
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede: Admittedly,
Cimorene isn’t too interested in most female-coded pursuits, but she makes
great cherries jubilee and chocolate mousse. Cleaning supplies also turn out to
play a major role, and there is a witch who makes cider.
Sunshine by Robin McKinley: The heroine works in a bakery
and is very passionate about her baking.
Antickes and Frets by Susanna Clarke: This short story
features enchanted embroidery done by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of
Hardwick, the Countess of Shrewsbury. It can be found in Clarke’s collection,
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel: Though more
magical realism than outright fantasy, this novel revolves around cooking and
the effect food prepared by the heroine has on other people.
Feel free to add any fantasy works you can think of!
Parvati gets a lot of flak from the fandom for being a vapid ditz, but she’s a much stronger person than she gets credit for. She’s the first of the group to stand up to Malfoy about Neville, and tries to defend Harry to McGonagall. She’s also a wonderful, caring friend to Lavender, and she refuses to put up with Harry’s bullshit when he ignores her at the Yule Ball. Seriously, Parvati’s a champ and she absolutely doesn’t deserve the hate she gets.
'Samurai Jack' Wins Big On Adult Swim as 'Dragon Ball Kai' Falters
‘Samurai Jack’ Wins Big On Adult Swim as 'Dragon Ball Kai’ Falters
The return of Samurai Jack after thirteen years away was well met this past Saturday as the debut episode did 1.55 million viewers at the 11pm hour, making for a very strong showing that must delight the network. Unfortunately, that seems to have made a hit on the Toonami block that follows. While we usually get three or four Toonami shows listing in the top twenty-five rankings, this week has just one show making the list with the midnight showing of Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters. And it had a 200,000 viewership drop from its 1.1 million last week to just 900,000 this week. While no data is available, one can reasonably expect that other shows that night took a hit as well.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 11, 2017
Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone! We’ll be spending the night here ordering takeout and watching Netflix. Hopefully we can make it until midnight to watch the ball drop. No 🍾 for me. A little ☕️ will have to do. Not at all exciting but exactly where I want to be 💟 by julielopes__
Very soon the ballroom will open… JINGLE BELL BALL Story Event starts on 12/10 at 5:00 pm PST! You’re not sure which is more dazzling on this Christmas date–the snow, or your suitor dressed in his finest!! ♥