Female. Sixteen. Canadian. Christian. Fangirl. Farmer. Artist. Writer.
Welcome to my humble little blog, where you will have my various obsessions shoved down your throat. Including but not limited to; Tolkien, Narnia, Disney, Star Wars, Superheroes, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Mentalist, and Saoirse Ronan. Namarie, and may the stars shine on the end of your road.

 

If you read a great book, or see a really good film, they can change the way you view things. It’s the quality of the things you invest in that’ll add to who you are.

Saoirse Ronan (via a-thousand-words)

valiant-hobbit:

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

While I don’t think that we as a culture have the ability to change the deeply and inherently flawed character of a man, I think the gifs are very relevant and I’m glad to see someone understanding this issue. What I don’t understand is how it is considered “empowering” to wear next-to-nothing and how it is considered less so when a women dresses appropriately and modestly. We are not going to change how a man’s brain works, so why degrade ourselves by dressing scantily? What is wrong with modest attire? Yes, men should have some self-control and decency but why should we tempt and taunt them with how we dress? Both sides must work to fix the problem. 

marialuisa-pr:

gynocraticgrrl:

Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.

(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).

Jessica Rey - The Evolution of the Swim Suit

bolding mine

While I don’t think that we as a culture have the ability to change the deeply and inherently flawed character of a man, I think the gifs are very relevant and I’m glad to see someone understanding this issue. What I don’t understand is how it is considered “empowering” to wear next-to-nothing and how it is considered less so when a women dresses appropriately and modestly. We are not going to change how a man’s brain works, so why degrade ourselves by dressing scantily? What is wrong with modest attire? Yes, men should have some self-control and decency but why should we tempt and taunt them with how we dress? Both sides must work to fix the problem. 

castiel-the-consulting-angel:

stevieraedrawn:

Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?

Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.

What a lovely symmetry.

But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.

feanorr:

thorin had the name oakenshield because of his oakenbranch used as a shield, but he lost it. So does he become nephewshield when his nephews shield him from further damage in bofta?

WANTED: BETA READER

I am looking for someone who is writing a book(s) of their own and wants to read and help edit someone else’s. I am serious about editing another person’s work if they are serious about reading and editing mine. I would really like the practice as I plan to become an editor/writer in the future and the experience would be helpful. I am currently in the middle of a lengthy fantasy series and have many other ideas for novels. I am looking for someone who has time in their schedule to set aside for helping me and also time for their own work. I only want to do this with people who are very serious about becoming an editor/writer or being published someday. I am very desperate for a good beta reader and would be very happy for someone who fits the following qualifications;

  -Has time, a few hours in their schedule to write and edit.

  -Is knowledgeable and has some measure of experience in either writing or editing. I’m not asking for a professional (Lord knows I’m not) just someone who has a good grasp of both the artistic and technical forms of the written word.

  -Speaks English either as a first language or VERY fluently.

  -I prefer females if possible.

  -Likes to read (and maybe write?) fantasy.

  -Writes with mild content in the areas of language, sexuality and violence. I do not like reading curse words in every other sentence, a porn scene in every other chapter, and I do not need to fill my head with gratuitous acts of unnecessary gore. I am not opposed to mild cussing, a few romantic scenes scattered here and there, or violence in general, but please, keep it under control.

Things about me;

  -I prefer fantasy to all other genres, but I do not like reading overly cliched stuff. I also like spy/espionage thrillers, sci-fi, and historical fiction. I will read almost anything except erotica, satanic stuff, and really cheesy Harlequin romance novel type books.

  -I am homeschooled, so I have more free time than the average high-schooler, but I also live on a farm, so my schedule fluctuates between extremely busy and completely dead. We are just entering the sort of busy season here, seeding fields, sending cows to pasture, and wrapping up 4-H, but I still have time for reading and writing. However, throughout July and August I work as a camp counselor and during that time will be cut off from all internet access for up to a week at a time. Please bear with me during the summer months. 

  -Once again, I have serious plans in the future to have a career as an writer/editor and I need someone who is also serious in pursuing a career or publication. 

Thank you for reading, if you feel like you meet these qualifications, don’t be afraid to message me to discuss it further! :D

madelinesmanyadventures:

Simba really wished his father’s death.

All Simba wanted was to be king. (See: I Just Can’t Wait to be King)This would obviously require his father to die. So really, Scar was even worse than we thought. He took a child’s dream, and made it a horrible reality, and then made Simba think it was not only his fault, but that he wished it.

Emily's Art

Hey lovelies!

I like to draw, and I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. I thought I’d create a blog here to share my work with you guys. :)

I mostly work in pencil and I am strictly a traditional artist so my stuff might not be as flawlessly beautiful as other stuff you can find online, but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway. Please check it out! 

FANGIRL CHALLENGE - [10/15] ACTORS - JAMES MCAVOY

Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness.

FANGIRL CHALLENGE - [10/15] ACTORS - JAMES MCAVOY

Passing my motorcycle theory test gave me a disproportionate feeling of greatness.

FANGIRL CHALLENGE - [9/15] ACTORS - BEN BARNES

We live in a youth-obsessed, aesthetically obsessed culture. That is no more evident than in the film industry.

FANGIRL CHALLENGE - [9/15] ACTORS - BEN BARNES

We live in a youth-obsessed, aesthetically obsessed culture. That is no more evident than in the film industry.