dianalilwashu
avatarstateyipyip:

Aquarius #motd #zodiacmakeup

avatarstateyipyip:

Aquarius #motd #zodiacmakeup

mererecorder:

Kerundi the Soul-Saver by d-torres

theprophetchuck:

I WAS SO SCARED

melkior:

send hELP

zodiacbaby:

toolers:

spooky mingo is my new look

S P O O K Y M I N G O❗️

zodiacbaby:

toolers:

spooky mingo is my new look

S P O O K Y M I N G O❗️

okay so fun little story in relation to my last post

I’m currently rereading one of my favorite books on Greek mythology, which was written from an archeological perspective in the 50s, and it’s suuuuper academic and dry but it has a ton of fascinating theories about how early Greek myths (which started out hugely matriarchal) changed over time and why it changed where due to invading or trading cultures.

AND THIS MALE AUTHOR FROM THE 50S IS SO HILARIOUSLY AND PASSIONATELY IRRITATED ABOUT SOME OF THE CHANGES

AMID PARAGRAPH-LONG RUN-ON SENTENCES YOU’LL FIND THESE OCCASIONAL GEMS LIKE

”[…] serving the patriarchal dogma that no woman, even a goddess, can be wise without male instruction […]”

"Later, their identity was forgotten, and mythographers fancifully placed their ghosts in the caverns […]"

"And the Cretes, who are liars, […]"

like omg I can just hear his boring academic voice start getting angry like “and then thE FUCKIN PATRIARCHY JUST MADE SHIT UP”

emberkeelty:

aporeticelenchus:

heidi8:

sonneillonv:

dressthesavage:

narwhalsareunderwaterunicorns:

anglofile:

spicyshimmy:

how is it possible to love fictional characters this much and also have people always been this way?

like, did queen elizabeth lie in bed late sometimes thinking ‘VERILY I CANNOT EVEN FOR MERCUTIO HATH SLAIN ME WITH FEELS’ 

was caesar like ‘ET TU ODYSSEUS’ 

sometimes i wonder

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oh my GOD

the answer is yes they did. there’s a lot of research about the highly emotional reactions to the first novels widely available in print. 

here’s a thing; the printing press was invented in 1450 and whilst it was revolutionary it wasn’t very good. but then it got better over time and by the 16th century there were publications, novels, scientific journals, folios, pamphlets and newspapers all over Europe. at first most were educational or theological, or reprints of classical works.

however, novels gained in popularity, as basically what most people wanted was to read for pleasure. they became salacious, extremely dramatic, with tragic heroines and doomed love and flawed heroes (see classical literature, only more extreme.) books in the form of letters were common. sensationalism was par the course and apparently used to teach moral lessons. there was also a lot of erotica floating around. 

but here’s the thing: due to the greater availability of literature and the rise of comfy furniture (i shit you not this is an actual historical fact, the 16th and 17th century was when beds and chairs got comfy) people started reading novels for pleasure, women especially. as these novels were highly emotional, they too became…highly emotional. there are loads of contemporary reports of young women especially fainting, having hysterics, or crying fits lasting for days due to the death of a character or their otp’s doomed love. they became insensible over books and characters, and were very vocal about it. men weren’t immune-there’s a long letter a middle-aged man wrote to the author of his favourite work basically saying that the novel is too sad, he can’t handle all his feels, if they don’t get together he won’t be able to go on, and his heart is already broken at the heroine’s tragic state (IIRC ehh). 

conservatives at the time were seriously worried about the effects of literature on people’s mental health, and thought it damaging to both morals and society. so basically yes it is exactly like what happens on tumblr when we cry over attractive British men, only my historical theory (get me) is that their emotions were even more intense, as they hadn’t had a life of sensationalist media to numb the pain for them beforehand in the same way we do, nor did they have the giant group therapy session that is tumblr. 

(don’t even get me started on the classical/early medieval dudes and their boners for the Iliad i will be here all week. suffice to say, the members of the Byzantine court used Homeric puns instead of talking normally to each other if someone who hand’t studied the classics was in the room. they had dickish fandom in-jokes. boom.) 

I needed to know this.

See, we’re all just the current steps in a time-honored tradition! (And this post is good to read along with Affectingly’s post this week about old-school-fandom-and-history-and-stuff.

Ancient Iliad fandom is intense

Alexander the Great and and his boyfriend totally RPed Achilles and Patroclus. Alexander shipped that hard. (It’s possible that this story is apocryphal, but that would just mean that ancient historians were writing RPS about Alexander and Hephaestion RPing Iliad slash and honestly that’s just as good).

And then there’s this gem from Plato:

"Very different was the reward of the true love of Achilles towards his lover Patroclus - his lover and not his love (the notion that Patroclus was the beloved one is a foolish error into which Aeschylus has fallen, for Achilles was surely the fairer of the two, fairer also than all the other heroes; and, as Homer informs us, he was still beardless, and younger far)” - Symposium

That’s right: 4th Century BCE arguments about who topped. Nihil novi sub sole my friends.

More on this glorious subject from people who know way more than I do

mari-m-art:

This is what happens when you listen to this late at night….

Sweet dreams everyone! n__n <333

Yeah, that’s Blue Lantern razer and Aya’s re encounter :3

sinnohqueen:

ORAS is literally going to be the greatest game in existence because look at this. team magma is so nice and organized and serious right

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and then there’s TEAM AQUA

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i love pokemon. i love pokemon so much iw ill marry gamefrea K

giancarlovolpe:

abbydraws:

Akin to an eagle
inspired by the Kalinga (a Philippine tribe) cultural video posted up by pinoy-culture. (video)
how Kalinga women are tough, proud, and dance like a soaring eagle who looks down on earth.

Wow!!

giancarlovolpe:

abbydraws:

Akin to an eagle

inspired by the Kalinga (a Philippine tribe) cultural video posted up by pinoy-culture. (video)

how Kalinga women are tough, proud, and dance like a soaring eagle who looks down on earth.

Wow!!