“Theres a certain grim intellectual power behind the faith of the Faceless Men, valar morghulis, all men must die, and you know all men do die so it doesn’t seem to matter what god they pray to in the end they’re dead. Which would seem to indict that the god of death is a really really powerful god and maybe one that we should pay attention to.”
“I know she does have a favorite character and she has threatened to leave me if I kill that character so I do have to be very careful about that but I’m not gonna tell you what character that is you have to find out for yourself.”
“That is a dark chapter but there are a lot of dark chapters in the book that I’m writing. It is called the Winds of Winter and I’ve been telling you for twenty years that winter was coming and winter is the time when things die and cold and ice and darkness fills the world so this is not going to be the happy feel good book that people may be hoping for. And some of the characters are in very dark places but thats what you want to do, I’m not writing a series in a traditional sense. I’m writing one really long, really long, novel with multiple point of view and in any story the classic structure is things get worse before they get better so things are getting worse for a lot of people.”
gemma working with person who make articlewere they trashing louis and talk how amazing harry is and the most of larries and bloggers don't talk about this but imagine if this would be lottie working with someone who trash harry. people would ruin lottie on social media and my dash is so quietly lol people would destroy lottie and louis
Gemma working with them is yikes tbh bc i think this is the second time it has happened. Ik that she probably doesn’t have a choice in this but the things the debrief write about louis are really nasty. And yeah the double standards this fandom has between louis and harry’s family are pretty obvious. If this would have happened the other way I wouldn’t want to imagine what some larries would say about lottie.
“We survived Reagan” no the fuck “we” didn’t, you did or your parents did. Lots of people died under Reagan and he laughed about it and tried to make it worse and guess what? He did. It was terrible.
If yre gay or trans (especially a gay man or a trans woman), a person of color, black especially, an immigrant, or poor, life sucks especially bad during administrations like that. It can kill you, people died and will continue to at an accelerated rate if another Reagan-esque administration goes on.
It really is not something to pat yourself on the back about. Like “we survived” well if yre straight and white, no shit you fucking survived. I’m sorry u feel bad abt yr political and ideological loss. You are not in danger. You survived, others didn’t, and if you weren’t in danger in the first place it’s in incredibly bad taste to wave it around like that.
Those of us, myself included, who are white gays or trans people are not nearly in as much danger as our black, native, Mexican, south Asian, Arab and other nonwhite counterparts.
They will feel the sting of a conservative, fascist administration much more intensely than we will and we have to be mindful of that while we’re crying and bemoaning our fate, like we still do have white supremacy guarding us and will have it guarding us till it’s dismantled, and that’s probably not gonna happen except by some miracle happenstance in our lifetimes.
You can’t and shouldn’t organize on tumblr anyways so I’m not gonna call for organization, this isn’t the platform for me to do that. I am gonna call for mindfulness tho, and I realize that most of u reading this are radicals and you probably already know this. But my more liberal followers like, take note I guess. Ideological loss isn’t something to cry about.
Guards! Guards! has one of the first Big Deal Discworld moments for me, and I’m not very good at articulating what that means.
The moment I’m thinking of is the dragon’s speech to Wonse – “we were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But…we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.” That’s a passage that always makes me stop and reread it a couple of times. And it’s a small moment – it’s the only time we hear the dragon speak at all, and it’s a speech that has no bearing on the rest of the story. It could have been taken out of the book entirely and nothing would feel like it was missing. But the fact that it’s there is a Big Deal moment. The great big monstrous antagonist’s judgment of humanity is unavoidable in its accuracy.
And the Discworld series is full of moments like that. Sometimes it’s just one line, sometimes it’s a full scene, and most of the book is so full of shenanigans coming so quickly one after another that you don’t always see the Big Deal moments coming. We think of Pratchett as a humor/satire writer and yes, the books are hilarious, but in between the jokes are these Big Deal moments that casually rearrange our perspective and stick with us even after we think we’ve forgotten.
Then there are the other Big Deal Moments, that are Emotional Meteorite Strike Moments (e.g. the phrase “that is not my cow” can now instantly put me in the fetal position) but I’m having a hard enough time describing this one as it is so I’ll probably go on a tirade about those ‘round about that One Part in Feet of Clay. (You know the one.)