on your biblical women post you added some names in the tags, so can you explain further why you like them as well?
Claudia Pilate - oh, the Pilates. You would think they would be the obvious villains of the Passion Play because, yknow… they’re the Romans. They’re the colonizers. They’re the ones who, essentially, send jesus to his death - but because the gospels are written as propaganda, some of that aimed towards Romans, the Pilates get pacified in the text and that puts them in this fascinating, villains-but-not, moral-but-not perspective that is one of the most complex and interesting parts of the passion. So some sources say Claudia is plagued with dreams about Jesus, and that’s why she warns her husband off killing him, and others say she’s a Christian convert - the first Christian convert. The Pilates and their weird psuedo-political actually love match moral quandry marriage/role in Judea is honestly the greatest
The Queen of Sheba - SHEBA IS THE BOMB HONESTLY. MY FAV SINCE I WAS LIKE SEVEN YEARS OLD she’s a figure that’s shrouded in myth - there’s arguments over where the kingdom of Sheba even was, so like most of the stuff in the old testament it’s all up in the air, historiography-wise - but honestly I love even just the concept of her, a queen in her own right with her own kingdoms to rule over, who wants to learn and understand about other faiths and people and so rocks up to the court of King Solomon like ‘teach me about god!’ and he looks at her like ‘mmmk… if you teach me about love’ WHAT GREAT RECIPROCITY BETWEEN THEIR ANCIENT NATIONS
Jezebel - LADY MACBETH, CERSEI LANNISTER, CLAIRE UNDERWOOD ARE ALL JUST DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF JEZEBEL. She’s the woman born into a male dominated world and uses every weapon she has - sexuality, manipulation, other people’s perception of her - to make a place for herself and win some power, any power. She’s villified for it, of course, and she meets her end because that’s what happens to women to connive, don’t you know, that’s what happens to women who assume that they’re on an equal playing field with men - and she’s demonised in the text because the text wants so badly for you to assosciate a woman who had agency with sin, and with false prophets, of going against the natural order of things. Jezebel knows her world, she knows how to wield power, she knows what symbolism does so even when she knows she’s about to die, she dresses up in all her finery and jewels because even though she lost, she’s still the queen.
Esther - y’all know your Margaery Tyrells and all those beautiful lowkey political conniving queens? ESTHER IS THE ORIGINAL FLAVOUR. ESTHER IS PROTOTYPE and i love her so much. So Esther’s a foreign queen in a foreign land, married to a king who killed his last wife. But despite all that, and the fact that she has absolutely no political capital, she still manages to use her beauty and her guile and her intelligence to sway the emperor and save not only herself BUT HER ENTIRE PEOPLE IN HIS KINGDOM. And she even makes him fall in love with her along the way ESTHER IS SO BOMB THAT IN THE SAUSAGE FEST THAT IS THE BIBLE SHE GETS HER OWN BOOK.
If Rachabeth was to happen in canon, I definitely think that Annabeth would realise she likes Rachel when she’s helping her in the helicopter. Like we all know she has a thing for bravery, because of Percy, and Rachel flying into that war zone was so brave.
out of sight, but always on my mind (aka long distance sucks a lot)
hey there delilah - plain white t’s // thinking out loud - ed sheeran // youth - daughter // the man who can’t be moved - the script // here without you - three doors down // vanilla twilight - owl city // first day of my life - bright eyes // jet lag - simple plan ft. natasha bedingfield // when you’re gone - avril lavigne // all my loving - across the universe // in my life - ed sheeran* // wait for you - elliott yamin // california king bed - rihanna // come home - onerepublic // all of me - john legend ft. lindsey stirling* // chasing cars - snow patrol // fall for you - secondhand serenade // all of the stars - ed sheeran // a drop in the ocean - ron pope // everlong - foo fighters // i will wait - mumford & sons // fix you - coldplay // drunk - ed sheeran // a thousand miles - vanessa carlton // home - edward sharpe & the magnetic zeroes // i miss you - blink-182 // maps - maroon 5 // home - michael buble // closer - the tiny // you & i - ingrid michaelson // you & me - lifehouse // atlas hands - benjamin francis leftwich // yellow - coldplay // habits (stay high) - tove lo // god damn you’re beautiful - chester see** // like real people do - hozier // stop the world i wanna get off with you - arctic monkeys // holding on to you - twenty one pilots // the end of all things - panic! at the disco // stay with me - sam smith // hello, i’m in delaware - city and colour // wake me up - ed sheeran // ain’t no sunshine - bill withers // if these sheets were states - all time low // make you feel my love - adele // still into you - paramore // 1, 2, 3, 4 - plain white t’s // tomorrow - daughter // transatlanticism - death cab for cutie // your song - ellie goulding //
[this playlist is on youtube & spotify] *spotify version - the songs listed here as covers are the originals **spotify version- these songs were not available on spotify
Here we fookin go.
DISCLAIMER: Im going to try and keep this short but lets be honest i ramble so have fun. This is also going to purely opinion based so if you are sensitive on the topics of religion, homelessness and death you might not wanna read k.
Right so first of all ill give you my general opinion on it; as a whole, it wasnt the most awful thing ive ever watched. But, BUT, i believe that if you can look past that fact that is entirely non-factual and forget that whatever the fuck you call those shit shows as Dylan and Eric. You may be able to ‘enjoy it’
Obviously, the entire movie is a christian thing and personally, as an athiest it was just something i had to cope with while viewing. This wasnt hard as im a religion, philosophy and ethics student so relgion is something i meet everyday. Now for what you were waiting for; the definitive point;
“DO YOU STILL BELIEVE IN GOD?”
OH JOY, the ultimate line that drove the tcc to insanity. Right, so i think most of us can agree this isnt a thing, nor was it thing but like i said, try and view it as a fictional movie and you may be able to stomach it ;) Personally, if this movie wasn’t religion based it would be ×10,000,000 better as that shit is so repetative i wanted to take a bible and shove it into my ears jfc. While viewing i just tried to keep an open and respectful mind.
Ah, where the fuck shall i begin. Alright well the casting for;
Rachel - Ain’t Mad At It.
Rachels Friends - Still ain’t mad at it
Brooks? Brown? ?? - ah well if you say so
Dylan - ha nice one FUNNY, Funny, so when is atleast a decent look-a-like arriving :) tbh, i think i saw that actor peeping through my window and sitting in his white van at the edge of the playground.
Eric - i dont want to comment if that shit show. WHY THE FUCK DOES HE LOOKED LIKE A MIDDLE AGED MAN WITH THE WORLD RECORD FOR GORILLA ARMS JFC.
Oh honey, whoever casted this film should honestly be taken out into the desert and left. But if im honest, some of the acting isnt terrible so you should survive
Nah tbh that thing Rachel did was pretty cool, i can’t be mad at it apART FROM THE FACT SHE IS FUCKIN CRAZY WHAT. Where u never taught not to go down shady alleys where all the homeless people live. How was she not robbed? A FUCKING HOOKER WALKED PAST AND SHE DIDNT BAT AN EYELID. ok writers, ok.
That plot line was about the most tollerable part of the movie if im honest.
Hmm well considering we already mention the “Do you still believe in God?” We wont go there. But there is a scene where Rachel is going up the stairs and Dylan and Eric are just chilling on the stairs? And so they corner rachel on the stairs. Why were THEY JUST ON THE STAIRS? They way it was shot they look like they just stand there to hang out like okay? I doubt that actually happened. If we are talking about inadequeces can i remention ‘Eric’s" Arms?
Right, this wrap this shit up. The casting was awful. There are a lot, ALOT of untrue points and scenes that is going to piss you right off if you watch it. Also, like i mentioned earlier, the barrage of religious context is kind of ridiculous so, you’ve been warned. Just to finalise, if you plan on watching it, i suggest you watch with and open mind; and if that really wont work, try making it seem like the movie is fiction rather then “based on true events”
Costume: (Credit to my inbox, ty for reminding me)
Right well, they atleast made it look 90s ish. The rest of the school was pretty uniform and it fitted the time period. But then there is the whole Eric adn Dylan wearing their Wrath and Natural Selection shirts randomly during a school day. I dont know about you but i dont think they would just chill in the shirts they bought to KILL PEOPLE jfc. I guess that should be in inaccuracies but hey. Does it REALLY matter anymore. This shit show aint doing its best.
GOOD LUCK - D
(P.s if you got any movie review requests; drop me an inbox or an ask and i will hop right on it hun.)
i love parental figures, blood or not, legal guardian or not, and I really love moms (mine is like perf tbh) (and also apologies to anyone who this triggers)
BUT I’VE BEEN NEEDING TO MAKE A POST ABOUT RACHEL MORGAN FROM THE GALLAGHER GIRLS SERIES FOR YEARS NOW
so first off, she’s a mom and that’s physically, mentally, and emotionally superhuman. plus she’s a big sister and from our POV there’s no deep antagonism between her and Abby so you know that there’s something solid and so loving there
rachel is also a spy, so you know that when Cam was still of Able-to-Be-Carried-Anywhere size she’d scope out a room the minute she entered it and think ‘grab Cammie, solar plexus kick to that guy, right hook on that one, and the window’s clear’ or whatever. Matt never really factored into those equations because she knew he’d handle whatever was left
(i also have this sub-headcanon that she was able to get back to work like, ridiculously fast after giving birth but chose not to because MOMMY TIME, and abby was like ‘wtf sis how are you the size of Xena again, you just had a kid’ and rachel was like ‘I know, isn’t Cam perfect’ and then matt did that thing that will smith did to jada pinkett smith on the red carpet like ‘YES look at her perfection’)
she’s also married to another spy (twice, but we’ll get to that) and could flatten him at any time basically but was also OVER THE FUCKING MOON for the guy and you know there were the kick-ass-ing-est couple this side of Black Widow and Hawkeye and more loving and smitten than Gomez and Morticia Adams
then she LOST that man and there wasn’t even a case of ‘oh no i need this man to function’ it was a massive case of lost love and, while we don’t know what she did during that mission Cam said she went on after the funeral, we know that ‘sometimes a spy doesn’t need a cover. Sometimes she needs a shield’ and the body count was HIGH AF for that mission, wherever and whatever it was.
then Gallagher Academy happened and her official title became Headmistress Rachel Morgan and first of all, A+ on strong-sounding names, and second of all, she was the queen of Women Who Are Not to Be Messed With. I think of all the times she was ever mad in the books, which weren’t often because she’s probably a very hard woman to vex in the first place, and I was reminded of my own mom–she wouldn’t ever hurt you physically but you’d wish she had.
oh yeah, and then Joe came back and I still wish we got to see a bit of awkward adorable fumbling from her because SHE FELL IN LOVE AND GOT MARRIED AGAIN WITHOUT INVALIDATING THE FIRST MARRIAGE OR HER KID IT’S SO WONDERFUL
remember how Cammie disappeared? And how everyone spent several months trying to find her? well not only was Rachel at the forefront of the search, but she was most likely directly involved with all of it. Any mom would do anything to keep their kids safe, but because of her skills, Rachel fucking Morgan is one of the only people who can actually own up to that and FUCK SHIT UP because no one takes her little girl from her and lives to talk about it
and it took most of the 6th book, but no one, in fact, lived to talk about it.
in short I love Rachel Morgan-Solomon and you all should too