pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)
plays with the bigness of his littleness
—- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born —- pity poor flesh
and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical
ultraomnipotence. We doctors know
a hopeless case if —- listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go
(title taken from the poem of the same name by Suheir Hammad)
I’m crawling out of my little fandom hole because three episodes in, I’m becoming increasingly irritated at how Oberyn Martell and the Dornish on a whole are being portrayed in Game of Thrones.
Apparently, when not attending weddings, Oberyn and Ellaria can be found exclusively in a brothel inciting an orgy of some sort. Even when they do attend outside events, they are drawn to the scantily clad contortionist or to propositioning fellow guests by suggestively eating food. Yes, Dorne is more sexually permissive than other areas of Westeros. Paramours are common, noble-born women have sex before and outside of marriage, and bastards are not scorned and hidden away. For the writers of Game of Thrones, this means one thing: more sex scenes.
Instead of highlighting how racist the Westerosi attitudes towards Dorne are, the show buys into them, reducing the Dornish so far to a few men in turbans and over sexed characters with quick tempers. So far, Oberyn Martell has spent his time having sex, issuing threats and hotheadedly killing stray Lannister soldiers. Gone is any subtlety he had in the book, where he patiently bided his time with his brother to seek justice for his sister, Elia. Instead show!Oberyn is the orientalist archetype of a highly sexed, overly passionate non-white male, unable to keep either his libido or temper in check.
Coming on top of Essos and how the characters there are PoC who are either cruel, barbaric, avaricious slave owners or slaves who need to be saved by the white saviour character (and this is without mentioning the cringe worthy end of season 3 where Daenery’s crowd surfs a purely brown crowd), this portrayal of Oberyn Martell and Dorne is particularly galling.
For David Benioff and Dan Weiss it seems Oberyn Martell and Dorne is very much their erotic and their exotic.
Sebastian Stan gets choked up talking about how much his mother means to him…
having an old tiny worrisome asian lady as my mother is a small burden
"i love u my dumpling"
Robert Sheckley, “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?” from
Store of the Worlds (via frenchtwist)
There is no need to explain this gifset.
PLEASE YES, give me bucky barnes smoking cigarettes until the inside of his throat itches on every inhale, give me bucky barnes holding a roll-up til it burns down to the fingers of his flesh-and-blood hand, give me bucky barnes drinking until he throws up from muscle memory alone, not at all because he’s drunk, just because some part of him remembers that he should be. give me bucky barnes who tries to treat his panic and confusion with his old favorite medicines, with stupid scary overindulgences, with being a beautiful self-destructive baby, and hating the world (himself) when he realizes they don’t do shit anymore. give me bucky barnes who teeters on a dangerous edge and doesn’t know who the hell to tell about it so he just keeps trying, like with everything, trying to be that guy he used to be — one more cigarette, one more bottle, and maybe this’ll be the time it does something, please, god, maybe this time.
#man and add this to his relationship with violence and control #bucky barnes starting fights and letting the other guy win #just to prove that he can pull his punches #showing up on steve’s doorstep covered in blood and laughing the hollow laugh of the truly fucked up #bucky barnes viciously attempting to regain control/ownership of his own body by not taking care of it #it’s no longer an asset to be protected at all costs #it’s his to bruise and break and poison #(no really though bucky barnes throwing fights b/c he was conditioned for so long #to be the perfect weapon #to always win #to be the unstoppable weapon #he wasn’t allowed to lose #but now bucky owns the weapon and he can let any target on earth win let anyone on earth take him down #and maybe hope they’ll take him out) (x)