And now, a deep moment from Dr Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
- once upon a time / swanqueen :
- frozen / elsanna :
# remember this emma swan? # the one that made the hard decisions # decisions that included sacrificing herself # or separating her from her son # because it was the right thing to do? # remember when emma formed a friendship # that was based on mutual respect # and not their childish and possessive romantic whims? # remember when emma swan was written like an adult? # i miss that emma swan - via @trancer21
"You really believe Belle can succeed?" "Yes, I do."
I have to post this again because it is THE BEST swan queen video ever made. It portrays their story so perfectly, that It breaks my heart.
@maitikaHan brilliant job!
I want to share this with the entire OUAT fandom, because although its Swan Queen it also portrays the story that we SQ’s love and cherish, because it really is all true. This is not unintentional. It’s beautiful. & I thought I would share something beautiful with everyone. Even if you don’t ship them romantically, this is a 4 1/2 minute video that captures the essence of Emma and Regina’s relationship, romantic or not.
"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become.
Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy.
"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."
Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet.
"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."
Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.
It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.
"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."”
From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.
Oooh. I reblogged a partial version of this recently but I didn’t know how many more there were! I LOVE these!
OK SO THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE OF THE ARTISTS FB PAGE. GUYS THESE ARE AWESOME.
LETS APPLAUD CAROL ROSSETTI EVERYONE
LOOKIT GOT BETTER
I’m not sure what I think about the human shield one. I feel like it’s implying that somehow this is an ~exception~ and that other Mothers or people like to use their children as human shields. Like what? What was the point of adding that anyway?
This is straight from her comments on her Facebook posting of the human shield one:
“Palestinian women are being accused by extremists of using her kids as human shields, as if they were incapable of experiencing maternal love. That’s not true. Palestinian mothers love their children like all other mothers in the world.”
EDIT: Here’s the source, and tw for awful comments.
Got it! Now I understand. Thanks. :)
Sheesh, this show is confusing.
This week I gain a newfound respect for all OUAT fans - how do you guys keep track of so many characters?
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Tumblr or Yahoo Inc. - just a fan who spends too much time on the aforementioned website. I also make no claim to “Once Upon a Time” - I would hate to have a curse put on me.
"so Once Upon a Time is just about a couple of really kickass fairytale ladies and their passionate feelings for one another. and maybe shared custody of a child? and the princes who … don’t seem to do much. it’s really a lady show, which i like. but the guys just stand there and look really pretty in eyeliner."
This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.
The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.
For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:
Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”
I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.
On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.
I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.
Well then, Martha Jones, the question is, how are we still breathing?
The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread
When women were campaigning for the right to vote, they’d go on hunger strikes.
And what the police would do would be to grab them up, tie them to a chair, and ram a feeding tube down their throat. The clamps and tubes they used tore up the womens’ mouths. Sometimes the tube would go into the woman’s lungs. Then the woman might die of pneumonia. After women dying in jail became distasteful, they’d let the ill women go for a short period to recuperate in the community, then come and arrest them again.
Also suffragette protestors were beaten. Viciously. By the police. There’s all these pictures of smiling suffragettes having parades— they were risking their lives, some of them died. The police would come and beat them and sexually assault them. There aren’t many pictures of that, the newspapers wouldn’t run them, or the local government wouldn’t let them.
They also chained themselves to shit, they set buildings on fire and smashed in windows, they followed politicians around shouting abuse, this one british woman threw herself under king george’s horse to be a martyr—they were violent. They were met with violence and they replied with violence. And a lot of them died.
Then black women had to fight the same fucking fight all over again.