Random Thoughts

A Proud Member of the Order of the Sleepless (K)Nights

The dichotomy of feminine Sansa and her tomboy little sister, Arya, coupled with the modern tendency to champion a misunderstanding of feminism in the form of “strong women” only, erroneously causes many readers and viewers to assume that Sansa is somehow in the wrong from the very beginning. They view her through the misconception-colored glasses of “femininity=weakness”, and assume she is weak, soft, and shallow.

Despite the wishes of fanboys everywhere, Sansa Stark is here to stay, and may be one of the most important characters in political-fantasy to date. The young girl, trained in courtesy and domestic arts, began coming of age, gaining political awareness, and fighting for her own survival before many other characters in this series, and has the potential to become the most powerful player of “the game of thrones” in Westeros.

Sterner Stuff: Why Sansa Stark Is A Political Powerhouse  (via albinwonderland)

I keep trying to tell people that all the other characters in Game of Thrones are using Sansa like she’s their pawn, but in doing so they’re inadvertently not only teaching her out to outplay them, but they are positioning her to take the entire map of Westeros.

(Not to mention the fact that if you line up GoT with the War of the Roses, she’s a good candidate for Elizabeth of York.)

(Source: girlwiththeradishearrings, via bradleywarshauer)

The Year of the Great Redistribution

robertreich:

The One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a “redistributionist.” Yet 2013 marked one of the biggest redistributions in recent American history – a redistribution upward, from average working people to the owners of America.

The stock market…

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Someone doesn’t like you? Fuck it. Having a bad day? Fuck it. Didn’t get that job, or that grade, or that promotion you wanted? Fuck it. Fighting with your lover? Fuck it. Feel fat today? Fuck it. Losing control of everything and everyone? Fuck it. What matters now won’t matter soon; the truly important thing is that you are alive, and that you have the capacity to do absolutely anything with this beautiful, crazy coincidence of being on this earth. Just stick your middle fingers in the air and think, ‘Damn, I have it good.’

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beecaverunner:

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