we are women hear us roar

where are the women?
in these old stories of blood and war
women know of these things better than men

Where is Helen?
glorious and golden, Aphrodite in human form
Why does she not get to tell her story of finding and regretting love? 

Where is Penelope?
silent and suffering
why does she not get to rage for the injustice

Where is Rebekah?
the schemer, the dreamer, the believer
why does she not get to be blessed?

It’s a question I’ve been asked since I was eight
Where are the women?

Where are they now?

They are marching, they are fighting, they are screaming
Look around you,

we are storytellers
we are freedom fighters
we are the ones chosen

—  Hear Us Roar by Abby S
Be an Angelica

In a world full of men like Aaron Burr, who have no respect; dare to be a strong and independent Angelica Schuyler. Make sure that your voice is heard. Make sure that everything you do, fuly respect your valours. Do not let ANYONE tell you that you can’t do a thing because you are a girl. Make sure that all those women didn’t die in vain. You are strong and successful and independent. You don’t need a man on your side to prove it. Today is our day. Don’t let anyone to tell you how you should or shouldn’t celebrate it. Men don’t know. They are not women, they simply don’t know the struggle. They are not allowed to tell us how we should spend our day.

You are strong, and independent, and wonderful and I am proud to be part of this sisterhood. I love you all so much.

Happy international women’s day to all of you out there.

Be an Angelica, don’t let anyone to shut you up. If you are told to shush your mouth, shout, be stronger. Be an Angelica.

-J. Laur


BBC Sherlock is picking up where Casablanca left off. “The stage is set, the curtain rises, we are ready to begin…” Which is important, because before it was a film, Casablanca was an unproduced play.

First, I’d like to give credit to @deducingbbcsherlock for the original meta about John on the tarmac: ( x ) This post, is a follow-up of sorts, in that it deals with what happens afterward, and how we all land.

Take into account, that when Casablanca was made, the people we now think of as refugees, were still living the events. The film did create a rallying for those same people, and included refugees in its scenes. The LGBTQA+ viewers hoping for representation are the Sherlock refugees.

I included the images above, because of the blue/slightly rainbow lighting effect that occurs in the scenes, and due to pondering why they were having Mycroft watching an old movie (which we know was made for the show). Blue lights invariably spring up around anything involving Sherlock and John’s hearts (especially phones, bombs, and police lights). In the scene from T6T, the blue lights mimic a runway. In the first of the two images from TFP, after Sherlock breaks down the fourth wall, it even looks like he is coming down from a plane ramp.

From a previous piece I worked on:

Lights and Landing. I keep thinking it’s going to /come down/ to lights. On ASiB, Flight 007, the lights were out, and Nobody (TLD/Nemo TFP) was home (because they were all dead). During the stag night, Sherlock and John are drinking by a table, where Sherlock’s (heart) phone is left glowing blue next to four candles. If we’re still on the roof of TRF, John had his lights knocked out, but only after he and Sherlock escaped the police with their blue lights. In TEH, the lights are on the (heart) bomb. In HLV, Sherlock shoots Magnussen, and then a huge light lands on him from the helicopter. In TAB, Sherlock’s lights kept going out. In the flight of T6T, again everyone’s lights are out, except John’s. In TLD, Sherlock figures out the issue of the illuminated Miss Me from Eurus’s note, in the same way he noticed Help Me on the wall when Anderson missed it (which is also the text Sherlock sent Lestrade in TSoT that then results in blue lights through 221B’s curtains). In TFP, the little girl mentions seeing lights right before Sherlock figures out the code to locate John. We already know there is this recurring issue of projectors/projections/premonitions.

Which is why I don’t think it’s an accident that we go from the Casablanca-style scenes in HLV and TAB, to Sherlock and John beating Mary Rosemund to Morocco, in T6T. At the beginning of T6T, Sherlock says, ““I’m the target. Targets wait.” “How did you find me?” Mary asks. “I’m Sherlock Holmes,” he shrugs. He waited. For John. For her. There were premonitions…

Also, it works with the scenario of Victor Lazlo. Early in the movie, Victor Laszlo acquires a large scar over his left eye. The reason for the scar’s existence is never addressed in the movie. Likewise, @inevitably-johnlocked surmised that John has lost his left eye ( x ) In TFP, as a child, Eurus always has brown eyes–except in the scene where she is lighting the match. In that scene, it’s blue. I never understood why, until this.

The water scenarios we keep getting in S4, and the idea of TD-12 or a coma causing this to all be misinformation or somehow incorrect.

Captain Renault: What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?

Rick: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.

Captain Renault: The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.

Rick: I was misinformed.

We’ve already had a parallel between Rick and Sherlock from TGG, albeit in reverse.

Rick: And remember, this gun is pointed right at your heart.

Captain Renault: That is my *least* vulnerable spot.

Then, there’s John as Ilsa. A blonde married to a blonde, pining over a dark-haired man that is represented as anti-social. Renault has the ability to mirror Sherlock or John.

Ilsa: It’s about a girl who had just come to Paris from her home in Oslo. At the house of some friends, she met a man about whom she’d heard her whole life. A very great and courageous man. He opened up for her a whole beautiful world full of knowledge and thoughts and ideals. Everything she knew or ever became was because of him. And she looked up to him and worshiped him… with a feeling she supposed was love.

Now, we come to the parallels between the tarmac scene and TFP:

Another well-known story is that the actors did not know until the last day of shooting how the film was to end. (Delayed Sherlock scripts, and actors saying they didn’t know in advance where their story arcs were going.) In the case of Casablanca, this was later refuted… The original play (set entirely in the cafe) ended with Rick sending Ilsa and Laszlo to the airport. During scriptwriting, the possibility was discussed of Laszlo being killed in Casablanca, allowing Rick and Ilsa to leave together, but as Casey Robinson wrote to Hal Wallis before filming began, the ending of the film “set up for a swell twist when Rick sends her away on the plane with Laszlo. For now, in doing so, he is not just solving a love triangle. He is forcing the girl to live up to the idealism of her nature, forcing her to carry on with the work that in these days is far more important than the love of two little people.” (Remember, John is Ilsa) It was certainly impossible for Ilsa to leave Laszlo for Rick, as the production code forbade showing a woman leaving her husband for another man. (Much like the film code prevented TPLOSH from having Holmes and Watson as a gay couple). The concern was not whether Ilsa would leave with Laszlo, but how this result could be engineered. The problem was solved when the Epstein brothers, Julius and Philip, were driving down Sunset Boulevard and stopped for the light at Beverly Glen. At that instant the identical twins turned to each other and simultaneously cried out, “Round up the usual suspects!” (Which is literally what they did in S4, especially TFP. The key players are all rounded up, and we have our twins reference) By the time they had driven past Fairfax and the Cahuenga Pass and through the Warner Brothers studio’s portals at Burbank, in the words of Julius Epstein, “the idea for the farewell scene between a tearful Bergman and a suddenly noble Bogart” had been formed and all the problems of the ending had been solved.” (No loose ends…)

That issue of the Prime Minister, that came up in T6T? In the original play (the curtain rises, the scene is set), the correct PM is written: Weygand. In the subtitles for the English DVDs, it says De Gaulle. At the time of the film, he was head of the Free French government in exile, so a letter signed by him would have provided no benefit.

In the scene where Lazlo begins the national anthem, La Marseillaise, these are the lyrics:

Arise, children of the Fatherland! The day of glory has arrived! Against us, tyranny raises its bloody banner. Do you hear, in the countryside, the roar of those ferocious soldiers? They’re coming to your land to cut the throats of your women and children!

To arms, citizens! Form your battalions! Let’s march, let’s march! Let their impure blood water our fields!

John in TFP: Today, we have to be soldiers, Mycroft, soldiers. And that means to hell with what happens to us!

Sherlock: Soldiers.

John: Soldiers.

Going back to the first image, look at the name of the bar. The Attic. Where does Sherlock locate Eurus? In the attic (last image)…

Tellingly, this is what Umberto Eco said of the film (which originally, had a solid opening, but nothing meteoric) “Thus Casablanca is not just one film. It is many films, an anthology. Made haphazardly, it probably made itself, if not actually against the will of its authors and actors, then at least beyond their control. And this is the reason it works, in spite of aesthetic theories and theories of film making. For in it there unfolds with almost telluric force the power of Narrative in its natural state, without Art intervening to discipline it….When all the archetypes burst in shamelessly, we reach Homeric depths. Two clichés make us laugh. A hundred clichés move us. For we sense dimly that the clichés are talking among themselves, and celebrating a reunion. Eco also singled out sacrifice as one of the film’s key themes: "the myth of sacrifice runs through the whole film.” It was this theme which resonated with a wartime audience that was reassured by the idea that painful sacrifice and going off to war could be romantic gestures done for the greater good. (We’re back the Greek references that permeated S4, the status of Anteros at the beginning of the opening credits to the show, and the overall reception from viewers of TFP.)

Also, remember Mark saying: “I’m a gay man. This is not an issue. But we’ve explicitly said this is not going to happen—there is no game plan—no matter how much we lie about other things, that this show is going to culminate in Martin and Benedict going off into the sunset together.” Well, if John as Ilsa has vacated the premises, and left that part of himself with Mary, it makes sense. Because, at the end of Casablanca, Rick walks off into the fog with Captain(!) Renault.

Regarding the clues we’ve been getting about 6, 40, & 27. In the summer of 1940, the 27-year-old teacher Murray completed the play in six weeks with the collaboration of Joan Alison. It was never shown as such until London in 1991, for 6 weeks.

Tagging @graceebooks @impatient14 and @whimsicalethnographies @may-shepard @jenna221b because they replied to some of the minor bits I added onto existing posts, which then became this…thing. Anyway, thanks for reading.

“He says that woman speaks with nature. That she hears voices from under the earth. That wind blows in her ears and trees whisper to her. That the dead sing through her mouth and the cries of infants are clear to her. But for him this dialogue is over. He says he is not part of this world, that he was set on this world as a stranger. He sets himself apart from woman and nature.

“And so it is Goldilocks who goes to the home of the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood who converses with the wolf, Dorothy who befriends a lion, Snow White who talks to the birds, Cinderella with mice as her allies, the Mermaid who is half fish, Thumbelina courted by a mole. (And when we hear in the Navaho chant of the mountain that a grown man sits and smokes with bears and follows directions given to him by squirrels, we are surprised. We had thought only little girls spoke with animals.)

“We are the bird’s eggs. Bird’s eggs, flowers, butterflies, rabbits, cows, sheep; we are caterpillars; we are leaves of ivy and sprigs of wallflower. We are women. We rise from the wave. We are gazelle and doe, elephant and whale, lilies and roses and peach, we are air, we are flame, we are oyster and pearl, we are girls. We are woman and nature. And he says he cannot hear us speak.

“But we hear.”

From Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, by Susan Griffin.

Idk if I can coherently textualize my Stitchers feels but here goes nothing!

- FINALLY some Camsten action on the screen! (Interesting to see how that turns out. I hate love triangles, btw)
- Daniel fucking Stinger is an asshole
- Even though he’s been a minor character, Mr. Ahluwalia is a real OG and seriously? Two deaths (one death and an almost death?) in one episode? Not cool
- Glad that we get some more from both Maggie’s and Fisher’s story and I want/need/require more back story from them
- Fisher calling Camille ‘Tough Guy’
- Camille being all pro-women, we don’t need no man, hear us roar, let’s be badasses to Kirsten
- Liam fucking Granger graduating from super creep to asshole
- This NSA conspiracy shit playing into the fears that some of us (not me necessarily) have about the secret, crazy, shady af underworld of the government making people disappear and shit (or putting them in dream pods)
- I liked seeing emotional Kirsten & knowing Cameron is her haven is like 😍💖😍💖
- Blair is a dickhead
- Seriously if we don’t get a season 3, I propose we riot because
- We need to know what’s going on with Kirsten’s parents. What’s going on with Mama Stinger being in a space pod for 15 years??
- I hope Kirsten gets to kick her dad’s ass
- Cameron holding a distraught Kirsten in his arms
- The actual Stitchers program (except for our beloved bunch of brain babies) is shady af and if the show gets cancelled, it’s literally like someone cutting the most interesting story off in the middle of a sentence and you’re like, “YOU CAN’T JUST NOT CONTINUE!”
- Again, Camsten is the most perfect ship and my body physically NEEDS more
- Blair is a tool and kudos to Maggie for stepping up as Commander Baptiste
- Basically: Give me Stitchers S3 or give me death!

May everyone marching today across the country and the world be met with nothing but love, support, and safety.

We are women. We are Muslim. We are black. We are LGBT. We are the oppressed and the targeted. Hear us roar.

anonymous asked:

People actually believe Larry will come out /soon/? Are we watching the same stunts or are there, after 4 four years, all of a sudden no stunts?

Yeah, I don’t see that happening this year at all. So I dunno what “soon” is defined as, exactly. And people are seeing the stuntiness of what’s happening. They’re just actively trying to explain it away instead of investigating.

The kinda stuff I’ve seen during this stunt:

  • The Harry/Louis break separation stunt Ohmygod, THAT is a stunt you guyssssss. They probably have been seeing each other in secret. My poor oppressed hedgefrog larents. Management is the worst. Management fucks over Harry and Louis and only Harry and Louis. Only them. Not the other three..I mean two. Is it still two? Whatevs.
  • “Sad” Harry fan service stunts Ohmygod, give him a goddamn break! He’s given you everything!! Clothing, shelter, your life!! He probably gave Liam a kidney! You are so damn ungrateful. There’s nothing weird about him looking over it in 95% of all the fan pix over break. Fans should stop bugging him. Shut up!
  • The Zayn “quit” stunt  You guysssssss, he quit. He hated 1D. He had all kinds of issues. It was obvious. Ohmygod, I was so fucking worried for him. Proof: He’s thin. *Zayn gives interview to The Sun* What? Was there something odd about that? He quit you guysssssss. So what if they still haven’t removed him from all of 1D’s official web pages? That”s computer stuff. That is complicated. You don’t get it! Shut up you’re in denial! You’re all whiny victims. You never see us whining, you guysssssss.
  • The Zerrie stunts Ohmygod these pap shots are a terrible invasion of privacy you guyssssssss. Paps are stalking them. And personal pix credited to pap agencies are just a mistake because tabloids suck. A mistake that has not been corrected in 3 years. You’re overthinking it. Cue backtracking. Yes, Zerrie is used for promo. But it’s still real. Proof: Tattoo. Ummm, you’re still overthinking it. Shut up!
  • Louis/Naughty Boy twitter slap fights *Swoon* Louis is a manly man who defended our honor. Louis finds women gross because soooo homo. But not us though. He loves us. That was not immature. That was not suspicious. That was MY Louis defending ME! Ohmygod shut up! P.S. Zayn is a batshit traitor and his buddy is greasy vermin. I don’t mean any of that in a bad way. Theses are just facts.
  • Project No Control You guyssssssss we are so powerful. We are unstoppable. We can make major media outlets bend to our will. My tweet from Lichtenstein made them play No Control in New York. Tru facts. Yassss, ohmygod I am a beast! Management is defeated! Hear me roar! So what that the blossoming of Project No Control followed a very Azoff-ian breadcrumb trail? I am a beast, you hater. Shut up!
  • Sophiam stunts Sophia is so hawt it makes Ian…I mean Liam tolerable. But only for like a minute. I dunno how so many personal pix keep getting leaked to the fandom you guysssss. Who cares? But ohmygod, Sophia is hawt. I dunno why they look miserable in each other’s presence unless they’re posing. Maybe it’s just resting bitch face. It’s different than Elounor. Why? It just is. Shut up! 
  • Niall the ladies man stunt Ohmygod, Niall is a ladies man. Niall is tapping so much ass. I told you HE’S the whore. Niall is a fucking slut. I don’t mean any of that in a bad way. These are just facts. 
  • Louis’ last minute trip to L.A. stunt  It’s business (ignores fact that in 2015 business can be conducted long distance especially for convenience’s sake). *Sees monkey pix* Eli was used to woo new business contacts. Ohmygod Louis! So cute! So clever! It’s business. *Hears Louis and company were in a hotel and not the home he shares with Harry* Louis is not allowed to have company without Harry. Harry treats Louis like a child but that’s not weird. In fact, it’s perfectly normal. They’re the cutest. Shut up.

Did I go off on a tangent there? I guess I needed to vent a bit of frustration about the lack of logic being applied here. And the fact that people are much too quick to cosign fuzzy logic. :/