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boara:

Stole this from the Game of Thrones subreddit, I just couldn’t stop laughing

That third image is based off the HBO series and not the books, though. Through the books you see how and why Jaime did the things he did, and he doesn’t do cooky crap like rape his sister in the sept. It’s an interesting character change, and a redemption of sorts. If anything Cersei is the most wicked of the Lannisters.

He still pushes a kid out of a window, though. Lol.

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Anonymous asked:

If the protagonist is queer, and the story doesn't revolve around romance, then why is the protagonist queer in the first place if it's largely irrelevant? I'm simply curious .

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pyroclast:

thewritingcafe:

Because our lives are not defined by romance and sex and we deserve better and more diverse stories than that.

"If straight people don’t get to gawk over your sex lives then what’s the point of you existing?"

I’m both laughing and crying that anyone even asked this question without seeing how terrible that is, but also because representation for queer people has failed so relentlessly that it’s bred this idea that unless sex or romance is the topic of the story, queer people don’t need to be apart of it.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

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555bananajones666:

When people just jump into ‘ships’ or start trolling anything that looks like it could be a mainstream gay love story it’s a little…disrespectful. I understand that a lot of people are into that and would like to be represented in movies and what not, but a deep friendship between two people…

I for one would just be super super excited if they actually turned out to be gay. It would mean a lot to me, as someone who identifies as queer and who has been a long standing fan of Studio Ghibli films.

The disappointment that you are hearing is that stories about lesbians, particularly lesbian coming of age stories, are incredibly rare and hard to find. Especially ones that aren’t overly sexualized. And for one to be coming from Studio Ghibli, a mainstream and well known animation studio, would be even more amazing. Like, shouting from the roof tops awesome.

I understand that the original story isn’t like that, so I’m sure we will deal if they stay close to the source material. Just saying, though, it would be really cool if they were just a little queer. Lol. Something extra to make it even more awesome and amazing.

Most mass murderers do not go from zero to 60. Rodger made escalating assaults on women (splashing coffee on them, attempting to shove them off a ledge) before his killing spree. Both Cho and Justin-Jinich’s murderer harassed women before they killed anyone. When such acts go unnoticed and unpunished — because we expect men to harass women, and it’s not outrageous or even noteworthy when they do — they can become stepping-stones to more conspicuous and less socially acceptable acts of violence.

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Interesting to note that while a history of animal cruelty is widely accepted to be a link with becoming a serial killer, the link between cruelty towards women and killing women is still up for debate. If a guy abuses a cat and then shoots women we say "we should have seen it coming that guy was nuts", but if abuses women and then shoots women we say "we had no way of seeing it coming that guy was a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human 

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