This is the only version of this meme that I will accept
“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars, but an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles. But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. This was the Captain Samuel Vimes “Boots” theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”
— Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
(via discworldquotes )
Night Watch Vimes is so damn relatable for the following reasons:
- He’s 100% done with everyone
- Cringing at his younger self
- Gets really confused about time and timelines and all that
- Sarcasm king
- Cringing at his younger self
- He could (just about) tolerate Carcer before he threatened young Sam Vimes
- Being actually quite deep about life
- Hates the government with a passion but will almost never break the law
- Cringing at his younger self
- Knowing Vetinari is a really sketch person but benefits the city like no other leader has
- Makes references that haven’t been invented yet and getting pissed when he remembers it won’t be a thing for 3 years
- Cringing at his younger self
- Having 1 song stuck in his head the entire time
- Almost forgetting something quite important
- Knowing he’s a bastard but also knowing that he’s better than everyone else
- Cringing at his younger self
“It is our duty to help him. Bring him back into the light. That is the doctrine I adhere to.”
#WE STAN MACE WINDU IN THIS HOUSE
#SOMEONE TRIES TO KILL HIM AND HE JUST BUSTS OUT THE COMPASSION AND EMPATHY
#MACE WINDU IS A BEACON OF LIGHT AND I WILL HEAR NO MORE ARGUMENTS ABOUT IT
garfield the deals warlock for my taz prompts for @whimsybrain
i decided that garfield is definitely a manticore, a man eater who got a job in retail.
sounds about right.
He’s not bad at pretending to be human usually but when he gets excited, his less human traits, like his glowing eyes and long long neck, stand out a bit more.
you know what i love about terry pratchett and his books. is that the girls are allowed to be ugly. Mr Terry says this woman looked like the wrong end of a dragon and has no teeth and she saved the day and her husband dotes on her. Like….in almost all fantasy novels i read beauty is almost always equated with goodness, and its just…so refreshing to see ugly girls in starring roles. His books really say you dont have to have beauty to have value. and like!! not just in looks either. so many of these ladies have shit personalities. i guess what im saying is he writes women like people, flawed, ordinary and extraordinary all at once.
when lady sybil is introduced shes dressed to muck out what is essentially a pet rescue shelter for incontinent chemichal factories that are only just barely dragons and she is described like her one true purpose in life is to wear a horned helmet and scream at the end of a wagner opera- none of this is played to diminish her as she is the romantic interest of a focus character because she has a hundred and one good qualities that blindside people and is equally as capable in many situations as her husband. yes, the husband who just bareknuckled a werewolf only to find his wife ended an international dispute when he wasnt looking
of the four focal witches of the witches of lancre books all four of them are interestingly nonconformist in looks ranging from looking like a wet hen perpetually waiting for the mythical good hair day, to complaining that the traditional witch hat made them look like someone dropped a particularly goth icecream cone, to someone who quite literally lights fires by glaring at the wood, to someone whose face looks like a cheerful apple that has been left out in the sun and this is the one who not only is implied to have had an ambitiously healthy string of lovers but is still pursuing romantic interests well into her 70s
a female troll has an argument about being upset about being expected to conform to beauty standards like buffing out her crags, and rebels by rubbing bird doo to promote lichen growth which is still nothing compared to how igor rebelled against gender roles
cheery littlebottom… just cheery littlebottom
i recall a segment where a male opera singer was wistfully describing the lost love of his youth and how she would open a beer bottle with her teeth is a phrase he uttered like he was describing divine grace
the important distinction is ‘allowed to be’ ugly, not required to be ugly or that them being ugly carries any significant meaning. theres nothing wrong with being described as conventionally attractive, though it does raise suspicion, but someone described as looking like a blind carpenters thumb in no way means they dont have great traits and people who love them their self worth was never in question at all
in all truthfulness everyone written by terry pratchett is allowed to be ugly in a lot of ways, from c.m.o.t dibbler to lu tze everyone has a certain organic way they just congealed into being with prominent flaws fully visible because often they are not really flaws, or they are flaws but they dont think of them that way. but in the case of the women that being allowed to be ugly is a very liberating status that allows them to be far more visceral and opens so many possibilities
how dare you make me cry on my own post
PTerry wrote us characters who actually feel like PEOPLE in a way most other fiction simply does not.
daniel radcliffe calling out j.k. rowling on her bullshit is big dick energy
One thing I have not seen mentioned in light of this statement, perhaps because it’s just well known or perhaps because it’s been forgotten, is that Radcliffe has dealt with this before. About 10 years ago his friendship with a trans musician named Our Lady J became known to the tabloids. They immediately published sensational articles calling her a transvestite and a drag queen (she was not), and speculating about the nature of their relationship. He responded to insinuating questions by simply being aggressively positive about what a great musician and good friend she was. They did at least one interview together for a queer magazine. This at a time when trans people were even more marginalized than now, and when he as an actor was finishing Harry Potter and under a lot of pressure to ~manage his image~ as he transitioned to an adult career.
TL;DR - Radcliffe has a record of not just saying nice things, but supporting trans people in his life.
i just saw the entirety of the fellowship of the ring in my mind but this time to a very catchy bop
@messiambrandybuck aren’t you just a bit obsessed with him?
“yOU SHALL NOT FUCK WITH ME” kjdkljsdlskjd
look I-.. don’t appreciate my fixations being called out like that
why 80??? why not…. one hundred and eleven?
unpopular opinion: Vimes is kind of drama queen
Sam “held a burning hot coal until it nearly took the skin off his hand while maintaining perfect calm and eye contact with the asshole in need of intimidation Just Because” Vimes? Sam “sitting on the stoop with a mug of cocoa and a cigar, cautiously aware of every inch of the scene he’s building” Vimes? Sam “could just tear his sleeve to show the mark of the Summoning Dark but instead tears off his whole goddamn shirt” Vimes? A drama queen? Reaching a bit don’t you think
Yep, certainly doesn’t seem to describe Sam “pretends to eat poison as a power move” Vimes. Not Sam “buries an axe in the table in the Rats Chamber” Vimes.
I mean are we really talking about Sam “yes a whole room full of candles with wicks dipped in holy water is the best way to beat this vampire” Vimes, here? Sam “has fought bad guys on top of a speeding train AND a riverboat during a flood” Vimes, really? Definitely Sam “nearly gets shot in the head by a crossbow bolt that shatters his shaving mirror and then uses the bolt to prop up a shard of said mirror to finish shaving” Vimes we’re discussing here?
vimes did not resign from his post in protest, observe the rest of the watch resign from their posts in protest, recruit them into a militia, sail to the country they were at war with, and attempt to arrest two different armies for disturbing the peace so you could sit here and call him a drama queen, as though drama was some myffic quality bestowed by an accident of birth and not the inherent right of every creatively petty and histrionic citizen of ankh-morpork
vimes is a drama public employee
[ID: a twitter thread by Gon with the wind….like Ging @Satirony:
Marriage betweeen a man and woman was built in a way that benefits men far more than women. This is well studied.
If you’re a man marrying a woman, you need to be cognizant of this and make sure you *overcompensate* in order to make things as egalitarian as possible.
I emphasize overcompensating because there are aspects of relationships between men and women that far more often than not result in women doing more, because we live in a patriarchal and misogynistic society.
So you need to make sure you’re consciously doing more to compensate for the unseen things that she will most likely be doing.
And this is especially true in societies in which women also work outside of the home (so the past several decades in most Western societies).
And I refuse to have a dynamic that my parents, like a lot of late Baby Boomers, had.
One in which both the man and woman work outside the house, but the woman still does most of the child rearing and cleaning at home.
I know somebody is eventually gonna assume I’m saying this with ulterior motives and ask something stupid like “did she pick you?”
The answer is yes, she did. I’m married. Now go reflect on your inadequacies as a partner.
below is a shared gif of a woman taking a sip from a martini glass. end ID.]
In practical terms this means:
- know who the family doctor is (as well as dentist, optometrist, etc.) and when everyone had their last appointment so you can schedule the next. This goes for pets as well
- know your kids shoe sizes. Seriously, I had a coworker complain that her husband got too-small boots for their kindergartener.
- do grocery shopping
- based off the above, be aware of everyone’s allergies/intolerances/diets/personal tastes
- know how to cook and do your fair share
- know how to do laundry, dishes, etc.
- know when the bills are due and pay some of them
- take an active role in planning holidays, vacations, etc. and budgeting for them
- know your kids friends so you can arrange playdates
- know their babysitter so you can arrange childcare
- if your spouse does the cleaning most often, know when they tend to clean and help out. Do they sweep every day? Do they mop once a week or once a month? Help with that
- know the location of everything in the house (cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, tax forms, etc.) so that if your spouse is away, you can run the household solo without having to ask constantly where everything is
- take an active interest in your spouse’s life and your kids lives
Maybe it’s not Daddy issues, but you got some issues if you’ve willing put the mark of Cain on yourself!
What other people put on their body is generally no one else’s business, and they do not have “issues” for doing something that has meaning to them. Don’t reblig shit to sound condescending about people you don’t know, regardless of what personal meaning that symbol has to you. Let people be people jesus christ
What @redwing said
who cares about supernatural can we talk about the way his tits bounce
Dr. Alan Braid publicly admitted that he violated the near-total ban on abortions in Texas during the first week after the law went into effect.
In an op-ed published online by The Washington Post on Saturday, Dr. Braid discussed graduating from the University of Texas medical school in 1972, before the Roe v. Wade decision.
At the hospital that year, I saw three teenagers die from illegal abortions. One I will never forget. When she came into the ER … she died a few days later from massive organ failure, caused by a septic infection,“ he explained. “In medical school in Texas, we’d been taught that abortion was an integral part of women’s health care. When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Roe v. Wade in 1973, recognizing abortion as a constitutional right, it enabled me to do the job I was trained to do.”
I have spent the past 50 years treating and helping patients. I can’t just sit back and watch us return to 1972.“
Donate here at the Center for Reproductive Rights. They’re representing Dr. Braid and fighting the good fight. (4 star Charity Navigator charity)
Soundwave, do you have any sort of crush on Shockwave? You two even have the same last name already!
people who say return of the king has too many endings are weak. personally, i think there should be at least ten more endings, with the very last one being legolas and gimli met on the shores of the undying lands by a party of elves, one of which takes one look at the dwarf and screams WHAT THE F— [hard cut to black]