Good morning from a very rainy day in Boston…… feeling super sleepy and happy
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Allison and Malia sharing clothes.
#chris not knowing what to do with allisons clothes so he packs them all in a box and gives them to lydia #and once stiles finds out malia doesn’t really have anything that fits her lydia helps her out by giving her some of allisons things because its what allison would have done #but when she comes across a pair of knee high boots she just cant seem to part with them #so lydia gives malia a few things but keeps the boots #and lydia wears them whenever she needs to feel strong #and whenever she sees malia in allisons clothes a smile comes across her face #because its like a part of her is still there #and for a moment just for one split second allison isn’t gone #and when she finally comes back to reality she remembers allison would have been the best person to help malia adjust to this new life (via scottsally)
#no but #this headcanon is like so ridiculously important to me?? #malia doesn’t have clothes #all her old clothes are moulded for a nine year olds body so obviously her long legs won’t fit into them now #the only clothes in her house close to fitting her are that of her mother #and god knows she can’t wear them #they still smell of the perfume she wore every day and that scent paralyzes malia with guilt #and she has no patience for shopping #walking around in a crowded place? #picking out overly priced materials? #why? thinks malia #she’d rather walk around naked it’s not like she cares #they didn’t have clothing or a gap store in the woods #so lydia carefully pulls out the box of allison’s clothes she inherited from her best friend #and gives it to malia because she knows allison would have wanted to help #and she doesn’t tell malia where it comes from #just to take care of them #which she doesn’t understand because they’re just pieces of material who cares if they get ripped when she runs #but they smell different #and the next time scott sees her in one of the jackets he freezes #and she knows #no one tells her but she KNOWS it’s from allison #and this wild coyote girl who doesn’t understand soceity’s rules #nearly has a panic attack when she gets a food stain on allison’s green shorts
MYTHOLOGY MEME | [6/9] GREEK GODS & GODDESSES » DIONYSUS
Dionysus was the god of wine and winemaking, theater, ecstasy, and madness in greek mythology. He was the son of Zeus and Semele, a nymph who was killed by the overpowering presence of Zeus when Hera taunted him to appear in his true divine form to Semele. Zeus took the still unborn Dionysus and sew him into his thigh thus resulting in Dionysus to becoming “twice-born”. He is often depicted in the presence of drunken satyrs and nymphs as well as the Maenads, the human women who once a year are driven to madness by his presence. Dionysus is also often associated with Hades and is known to be the “Eater of Raw Flesh”. A popular tale featuring Dionysus is of Ariadne and the Magic Thread, in which Dionysus becomes a heroic figure of mercy as he seeks to rescue Ariadne from death at the hands of abandonment after Theseus leaves her stranded upon an island. The first greek tragedy was written in his honor, and in the old days, people devoted plays and tragedies to the wine god.
I touch your skin, my fingers on fire— teach me how to love without leaving burns wherever I kiss.
Emma Watson Delivers Game-Changing Speech on Feminism for the U.N.
By: Joanna Robinson || Published: September 21, 2014
Earlier this summer, fresh from college graduation, Emma Watson, was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador. Though the ripples of her involvement over the past six months can be seen online (crashing the U.N. website, using Twitter to denounce a sexist politician in Turkey or respond to the gender politics of the recent celebrity nude photo hack), Watson’s power in person is an entirely different matter.
The actress gave an impassioned speech on feminism and gender at the U.N. Headquarters in New York this weekend to launch the “HeForShe” campaign which aims to galvanize one billion men and boys as advocates for ending the inequalities that women and girls face globally.I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive. Why has the word become such an unpopular one? I think it is right I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that affect my life. I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.
Watson is pushing back against recent campaigns like Women Against Feminism. As Watson puts it elsewhere in her speech, these campaigns portray the feminist cause as “man-hating.” By involving both genders in the “HeForShe” campaign, Watson hopes to abolish the “us vs. them” mentality.
Watson is potentially in an even better position than many of her peers to do so. Her role as Hermione Granger, the universally-adored heroine of the Harry Potter series, gives her an automatic in with male and female Millenials. This is a rare case where an actor being conflated with their role might be a good thing. In this way, her wide-spread influence on young minds (still forming their opinions on gender roles and advocacy) is even stronger than other high-profile defenders of the f-word like Beyoncé.
Watson’s Harry Potter association also carries with it a disadvantage –– the fear she might not be taken seriously. She addresses this concern in her speech:You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something. Edmund Burke said all that is need for the forces of evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing
That Harry Potter association will always follow Watson. Even U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon joked, “She’s been waving a magic wand. I hope you use your magic wand to end violence against women!” But with her serious approach to advocacy, it’s impossible to laugh off Watson’s message.
The myth of Aeneas, Greek in origin, had to be reconciled with the Italian myth of Romulus and Remus, who taken as historical figures would have been born around 771 BC. They were purported to be sons of Rhea Silvia and Mars, the god of war. Because of a prophecy that they would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius, who had overthrown Silvia’s father Numitor, they were, in the manner of many mythological heroes, abandoned at birth; in this case, on the Tiber River by servants who took pity on the infants, despite their orders. The twins were nurtured by a she-wolf until a shepherd named Faustulus found and took Romulus and Remus as his sons. Faustulus and his wife, Acca Larentia, raised the children. When Remus and Romulus became adults, they killed Amulius and restored Numitor. They decided to establish a city; however, they quarreled, and Romulus killed his brother. Thus Rome began with a fratricide, a story that was later taken to represent the city’s history of internecine political strife and bloodshed. Romulus was Rome’s first king and the city’s founder. In 753 BC, Romulus began building the city upon the Palatine Hill. After founding and naming (as the story goes) Rome, he permitted men of all classes to come to Rome as citizens, including slaves and freemen without distinction. After his death at the age of 54, Romulus was deified as the war god Quirinus and served not only as one of the three major gods of Rome but also as the deified likeness of the city of Rome. He reigned for 36 years.
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by a government headed by an Emperor, and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The 500 year old republic which preceded it was severely destabilized in a series of civil wars and political conflict, during which Julius Caesar was appointed as perpetual dictator and then assassinated in 44 BC. Conflict and civil unrest continued, eventually culminating in the victory of Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son, over Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. Octavian’s power was now unassailable and in 27 BC the Roman Senate formally granted him overarching power and the new title Augustus, effectively marking the end of the Roman Republic. The imperial successor to the Republic endured for some 500 years. The first two centuries of the Empire’s existence were a period of unprecedented political stability and prosperity known as the Pax Romana, or “Roman Peace”. Following Octavian’s victory, the size of the Empire was dramatically increased. [x] [x] [x]
#romans remember by your strength to rule / earth’s peoples - for your arts are to be these: / #to pacify to impose the rule of law / to spare the conquered and battle down the strong #like possibily the most terrifying thing about the romans is that they’ve managed to not just sanctify their ideology #but sanctify their GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION; seriously no one else in this area or time managed #to use brutally efficient administration to the same degree as the romans; not alexander not athens not sparta #not the achaemenid kings; like beside the grossness of that imperialism it’s actually so impressive how uniquely #efficient they managed to be - somehow combined that ruthless executive efficiency of monarchy with the sustainability #of having an actual somewhat quasi-democratic system; usually it’s one or the other usually it’s that you rule by cult of personality #and get efficiency in place of sustainability like alexander; or you rule through systems like the satrapal system or athens #and sacrifice efficiency in place of bureaucracy and a system that persists after the empire builder (solon/cyrus) dies #whereas the romans were just SO INTO SUBJUGATING THE ENTIRE WORLD that they’ve managed to set down a system #that still worked for a few generations after giving absolute power over to an autocrat; like there’s something very admirable about that le #level of system imposed order where; blood runs in the streets and politicians have gangs who run the hills #and different generals have different armies and each of the noble families battle it out to the point of total #familial extermination but still somehow the rule of law STILL persists the city STILL persists #through so many upheavals and revolutions and sackings; and still somehow rome itself still endures; the eternal city #that even though history has shown over and over and over again that they’re capable of losing and losing spectacularly #that a single war with a single city on the north african coast is capable of wiping out an entire generation of young men #for twenty years they STILL vote unanimously to DO IT AGAIN AND DO IT BETTER; like you’d think their faith would crumble #but it doesn’t; you think they’ll learn to concede but they DON’T because of that exact ideology #because they believe so strongly that it’s their duty to subjugate the world and make it heed roman law and that success is the only option #that no other path is even considered; and even after that the city itself is still considered sacred that it’s TREASON to wear #the soldier’s cloak or carry the sword or not disband your men beyond the rubicon; that they’ve made their geography sacred #i don’t think any other european city gets that particular treatment of the land itself being holy ground #that’s not just political centralization of power that’s LITERAL CENTRALIZATION OF POWER AND THAT #THAT more than the centurions or the armies or the ideology is what makes rome so bloody terrifying #this is how the subjugation of the world is done; not through force of personality not through men not through arms #through sheer efficiency of bureaucracy; through success institutionalized into law and imagination (ilvalentinos)
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agents of shield meme: six scenes [4/6]
↳ “But be warned Lorelei is quite skilled at combat.”
Perhaps the most ancient school still in operation, the Egyptian School for Young Sorcerers is a grand palace disguised to muggle eyes as an insurmountable sand dune that no one has ever had the audacity to climb. In the heart of the palace is a spacious courtyard with a kaleidoscope of blossoming flowers, meandering cats oblivious to their surroundings, and pools of glimmering aquamarine filled with a continual supply of water drawn through underground tunnels from the Nile for leisure use on days when the heat is unbearable. The school boasts a vast chamber of books and scrolls (a number of which were salvaged from the library of Alexandria), some dating as far back as the age of Hatshepsut. Students can often be found draped lazily over chairs and large cushions reading for hours on end. According to rumoured legend, there is a concealed room with hieroglyphics holding spells to prolonging life and communing with the gods, although its discovery remains nigh impossible as (unbeknownst to students) its location changes every day, and those who have had the luck of stumbling upon it by accident often find themselves with a sudden academic dilemma in great need of immediate resolution (although they never seem to remember what it was that sent them stumbling through their professor’s doors).