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me preface this by saying that, I love Emma Watson, I truly do. She’s a
beautiful actress, who’s very inspirational with the work she’s done for the
rights of (most. She can be somewhat exclusionary) women across the world. I
also loved the recent live action Beauty
and the Beast movie she did. I thought it was beautiful and wonderful and
magic. I also truly admired the way they had Belle portrayed in the movie as
being smart, creative, kind, caring, and pretty badass. I did, however, read an
article with a quote (down below), where Watson says that Cinderella is not a
strong female role model, or at least not the right kind. Now, Watson can think
the character resonates better with her all she wants, and from what I’ve
learned about her, that’s true. However, do not belittle another princess,
another role model, that could very well be the reason that some people, me
included, made it through their childhood. Cinderella, also, is just as
curious, compassionate, and open minded as Belle. Just not in the traditional
sense that everyone understands. People should dig a little deeper.
“I didn’t know they were going to make Beauty and
the Beast at the time I turned down Cinderella, but when they offered me Belle,
I just felt the character resonated with me so much more than Cinderella
did. She remains curious, compassionate and open-minded. And that’s the
kind of woman I would want to embody as a role model, given the choice.” – Emma
Watson for Total Film Magazine.
first claim here, is that Belle is the kind of role model she would want to
embody because she is curious. Well, Emma, I realize that you may not have
watched Cinderella 500 times in your life like I have, but let me (respectfully)
correct you. Cinderella, in many ways, is just as curious as Belle. No, she doesn’t
spend her days inventing and day dreaming about adventure. But that’s because
she can’t. She’s constantly being emotionally and verbally abused by her
stepmother and stepsisters being treated essentially like a slave, in the house
she grew up in. She doesn’t have time for daydreaming and drawing inventions,
because if that’s how she’s treated while she’s working, can you imagine
how they would treat her if she were to take a second for herself and think,
relax, or even daydream? She does, in
fact, long for a life outside her house, also “more than she can tell.” She
dreams of it constantly, (hell, that’s where her main song comes from) and she’s
willing to pursue those dreams and fight for them to become a reality in every
way possible. The possibilities, for her, just aren’t as vast as they are for a
girl living in a small village in France, with a loving, caring father. That is
not to belittle Belle in any way, but her struggles were just vastly different,
and those who have never suffered parental abuse would never be able to know
that, obviously. But don’t speak in absolutes for the whole world if you can’t
see it from every angle first.
even get me started on her not being as compassionate as Belle. Do we not
remember the fact that she allows animals to live in her bedroom so
they’ll be safe from the cat? And they she helps them get food clothes (ok,
animals might not need clothes) to help them feel loved? Not only that, she
cares for animals, like Lucifer, who are just as awful to her as her “family,”
because he’s essentially a helpless animal as well? She’s as compassionate as
Belle, she just doesn’t have as much
chance to show it, as with most other aspects of her life.
Open-mindedness, by the way, Is the premise of
Cinderella’s whole movie. She’s all about dreaming, and dreaming is just
allowing the idea that something better might come along to take root in your
mind. Those who have suffered emotional, physical, and verbal abuse know best,
that gathering the energy and motivation to keep going feels, most days,
impossible. Cinderella not only does that, but she does it with hope in her mind at all times. Can you
imagine being a slave in your own home, a home you were once so loved in, and
still thinking, “someday, the dream that I wish will come true.” I don’t know a
lot of people that could have done that. It takes courage, resilience, and perseverance.
Qualities that Cinderella, and Belle, both
So, while Emma Watson, I kknow, meant well, the
sentiment she’s putting out is not only wrong, it’s belittling for people, like
me, who watched Cinderella growing up and were able to say, “if she can survive
it, I can too.” None of this makes Cinderella a better role model than Belle,
or vice versa. It just means Belle might be more inspirational for some, and
Cinderella might as well. Role models don’t have to be a “one size fits all”
cute + good notebooks can be really expensive so i just decided to buy a couple that were good quality but the cheap regular kind and design them myself! just used searched through magazines and cut out cute pics + printed a couple quotes + glued them + painted the spiral borders white so these are the results! [front + back] i’m quite proud tbh
also the quote from the bottom pic is from the all for the game series which i’m completely obsessed with… it’s so good someone talk to me abt it
Imagine being pregnant with Spencer's child and not wanting to reveal the truth to him.
[Based on the “Were you ever going to tell me?” and “There’s someone I’d like you to meet…” prompts, one of them requested by @wholockdemon]
One thing can change your whole life. Only one. At first, Doctor Spencer Reid was that one thing. And now, six months later, two lines on a pregnancy test were the one thing. You had been seeing each other on and off for months now, but with his schedule, it was kind of hard to establish what you were. You weren’t together, that much you knew for sure. And now, you were the dumb 24 year old girl who got pregnant without having a secure future for your child. You weren’t sure if you should tell Spencer because of how things were.
Every time he would come by, you would avoid to talk about it. He would stay up with you for hours talking about the most random things, what books he was reading, what cases he had just finished and more recently, how his friend JJ was pregnant again. “That’s exciting,” you said and sipped your tea. “So you’ll be a godfather again I’m guessing?”
“I believe so,” he said, smiling wide. “I’m super excited.”
You had seen him with Henry, and you loved seeing him so excited showing his magic tricks. He had mentioned to you that he knew how to play piano and you had played chess with him before. You couldn’t even begin to imagine how smart your child would be and how much of an amazing dad Spencer would be to him, or her. You bit your lip and decided to ask something carefully. “Do you think you might want kids someday?” Your voice was low and that made Spencer look up quickly at you. “I mean, you are really great with Henry.”
“Yeah, I love Henry so much..” Spencer said softly. “He’s a great kid. For the longest time, I didn’t want kids.” You nodded and frowned slightly at that. “Why do you ask? Just curious?” He stared at you confused and you shrugged.
“Yeah.. I mean, everyone has different opinions about it.” You avoided his eye and he just nodded. “I just thought that you’re great with kids, maybe you would want some at some point.”
“Oh, well I try to be a great godfather to Henry.” He smiled again and you smiled back. “So, what do you say, are you hungry?”
“Yes! I’m starving actually.” You were about to make a comment about having to eat for two now, but stopped yourself before you spoiled the night. You still weren’t sure if you were ready to disclose what you found out just a couple of days before. Technically, he didn’t answer your question. What if he wasn’t ready to be a dad?
Weeks went by and you started to feel more tired. You were having a hard time at work trying to stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet. Spencer started to notice you wanting to stay home more often and not eating like you used to. When he was away on a case, you would look over baby magazines or search for baby names. Eventually you knew you had to come clean, before your belly started growing before Spencer’s eyes.
You had all your magazines hidden in your room where you figured Spencer would never look. He hadn’t stayed over in more than a month now and that made you feel a little anxious. Maybe it was time to tell him, before he decided that he didn’t want you. At least, you wanted him to be a father to his child. That was what mattered to you now.
When you walked into your apartment one afternoon, you didn’t notice the duffel bag on the couch and walked straight into the kitchen. “(Y/N)” you heard a voice said softly. You turned to see Spencer holding your baby magazines and your eyes went wide. “Is there something I should know?”
You hesitated for a moment. “Where did you find that..?”
“I thought I left one of my ties here,” Spencer said, biting his lip. “A-and I found this in your drawer. What’s going on (Y/N)?”
“Spencer .. we should sit.” You pulled him towards your room and made him sit on the bed with you. “Listen, I.. I’m sorry I’ve been hiding something from you. At first, I didn’t know how you’d react, I mean I still don’t but I think you need to know the truth… About four months or so ago I found out I was pregnant and.. it’s yours.”
Spencer’s eyes went wide and he stayed silent for a moment. Then he spoke softly, “Were you ever going to tell me?”
“Well, my stomach is growing so I figured at some point I had to,” you said, chuckling and it made you feel relieved hearing him laugh with you too. “I’m sorry Spence.”
“It’s alright..” His face looked sad for a second. “Why didn’t you tell me right away?”
“Um, well because…” you said softly, avoiding his eye. “You never really said you wanted kids or anything like that. I was scared that I would scare you away if I told you I got pregnant when we’re not even together.” Your voice was shaky by the last part. Spencer just sat quietly for a moment and then he grabbed your face making you look at him.
“I would never leave you just because of something like that.” He smiled and kissed your cheek. “I think we’d be great parents.”
You bit your lip, blushing. “Well.. there’s someone I’d like you to meet…” you said softly and opened an envelope you had on your bedside table. You showed him your ultrasound and his whole expression changed. He broke into the biggest smile you had ever seen from him and took a long look at it.
“It’s beautiful..” he said in awe. He looked up and took your hands in his, looking into your eyes. “I’m sorry I didn’t do this before but I was scared that you’d want to leave cause of my work schedule. I try to spend time with you as much as I can, but now I will try harder. I promise.” He smiled and leaned in closer. “(Y/N), will you do me the honor to be mine? I promise I’ll be there for you and for our baby, always.”
You smiled and kissed his lips softly. “I thought you would never ask Doctor Reid. Of course I will.”
pairing: reader x kim taehyung genre: fluffety fluff
components: taehyung. a long flight. carrots. count: 2242 words
Three hours into your in-flight binge-watch, you became much too distracted by this man’s brightly colored pink hair to fully process whatever it was that was leaving his mouth. His eyes were lit as he animatedly went on about something — you weren’t quite sure what but he seemed damn excited about it. His mouth opened and closed. His lips were equally as pink as his hair but more enticing than you expected them to be.
The hand waving inches away from your face pulled you out of your fantasies that might be too inappropriate to say aloud. “Hey, hey, are you ignoring me?” The depth of his voice actually surprised you and you continued to stare at him.
“Uh, no.” You dumbly stated. How did you not notice that a man as beautiful as him was sitting next to you the whole time?
“Yes, you are.” His brows puckered in the middle of his forehead. “You completely disregarded my important facts about turnips.”
Turnips? “They were fascinating.” The lie slipped smoothly past your lips.
“AHA!” He exclaimed, causing you and the man next to him to jump and shoot deadly looks at him. His lips quirked up on the ends, a smug grin plastered on his face. He should really stop being so distracting if he expected you to pay attention. “I knew you were lying. I was talking about carrots and how crucial they are to your health. I noticed you picking them out earlier from your meal.”
“I’m not a huge fan,” you shrugged.
“But they’re great for you!” He slapped his hands down on the armrest that separated the two of you. His whole body was turned to face you. This amount of attention from a good-looking guy could make anyone blush. “But they’re great for you! Have you tried carrot cake? You can’t even taste the carrot.”
Greetings from Musical Beat! As a growing teen magazine, we're searching for a multitude of information. Would you have time to interview over the relationships between both Zen and V/Jihyun as well as Saeran Choi and C&R Jumin Han?
oh…… I don’t know if I should ;; Jumin is my boss and Zen is my best friend. It would be inappropriate. I’m sorry T_T
♍️My 2016 Vision Board🔮
Tips for Vision Boarding
1. Get Creative: gather supplies/photos to make a collage on paper or on your computer
2. Find Inspiration: Search Tumblr, Pinterest, and magazines for images you find inspiring and want to focus on in 2016
3. Think about what is important to you: Family, love, religion, career goals, and health are all things to think about. Vision Boarding is visualizing your goals instead of listing them during a new important time of your life.
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1875. Revue de la mode. Chatelaines, éventails et éventail-pistolet.
I was searching my magazine collection for chatelaine pictures (I’m a bit obsessed with chatelaines and other victorian gadgets for women) and this gem pops up. Here is a blurry close-up:
«5-6. Eventail-pistolet ouvert en cuir de Russie noir ou rouge et filets à feuille d'or, de soie noire ou rouge, suivant la monture. Notre dessin 6 reprèsente l’eventail-pistolet fremé et accroché à la ceinture.
Revue de la mode. 4º Année, nº162. Dimanche, 7 Fevrier 1875.»
A pistol-fan, man. I can’t even think of a worse accessory. I mean, it’s just bad design. Darwin award winner bad design. Victorian edition.