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  • galadhremmin
    25.01.2022 - 9 minutes ago

    That author’s attempt to force a Rosie Cotton Penelope comparison really doesn’t work imo, but what it did make me think of was how Arwen is a Penelope figure!

    She stays behind while Aragorn wanders and encounters danger, and of course there is her banner weaving. I won’t try to force too much of a comparison, because that’s exactly what annoyed me in the paper I read tonight-- but some similarities at least exist. Rivendell is not an island, but it is Aragorn’s home, and it is surrounded by water, and is so strongly set apart from the surrounding world that it might as well be an island.

    Arwen isn’t as active a figure as Penelope, who fends off suitors and has to be resourceful-- instead her role is vanishingly small, I suppose because she was an afterthought. Trying to argue that weaving a banner makes her not passive is, well, not convincing to me to say the least. I do weave and embroider am aware weaving and embroidering complicated things takes effort; but no, it is not at all comparable to a heroic quest to fulfill your destiny to become King in order to win someone’s hand by any measure. Even less so because creating something like this is such a typical example of a the accepted passtimes for a noble lady (pun intended). Interpreting the banner ‘magical’ in some way doesn’t really change that, and besides is entirely headcanon i.e. has no bearing on who Arwen is in the existing text. A good idea for fanfic though.

    Anyway, moving on!

    Because of the minor Arwen and Aragorn Penelope and Odysseus thing (again, please don’t take me for that author’s type ... I swear I know there are very limited similaries) I looked at the text about the banner again, annnd

    That’s where I realised there is a far more fun and sort of textually supported craft for Arwen to be good at. And that’s lapidary!

    I’m looking at the exact wording of this sentence about the standard; “And the stars flamed in the sunlight, for they were wrought of gems by Arwen daughter of Elrond;”

    You might just assume she embroidered gems onto fabric. Or. You could take the text literally, and assume this means Arwen did in fact create those gems.

    I like this a lot because the Elessar (at least in one version) was made by Celebrimbor, and ends up being given to Aragorn by Galadriel. The idea that Arwen shares Celebrimbor’s craft and gifts Aragorn gems is very pleasing to me for multiple reasons. Not just because it grants Arwen a slightly less stereotypical craft for a noble lady. It also just ties things together so nicely. The gems on the banner depict seven stars. Those seven stars are the seven palantíri, a symbol of the King of Gondor yes; but those palantiri were made by Feanor, Celebrimbor’s own grandfather (speculation; most likely, I think, for his sons-- given their number).

    Maybe Arwen learned from Celebrian, who might very well have learned from Celebrimbor himself-- given that she was born in S.A. 300 and lived in Eregion until S.A. 1350 it’s not at all impossible. Either way the seven stars and gemcraft on the banner are enough of a connection between Arwen and Celebrimbor already, indirect as it is.

    The rings in the Lord of the Rings are those created by Celebrimbor and Sauron.

     And poor Celebrimbor, of course, ended as--

    a banner.

    And all eyes followed his gaze, and behold! upon the foremost ship a great standard broke, and the wind displayed it--


    #arwen #arwen the lapidary #is textual! #well at least i don't think there is any contradiction of it in the text anywhere #celebrimbor#aragorn#lotr
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  • postersbykeith
    25.01.2022 - 39 minutes ago
    #quotes#Mark Lawrence #we're built of contradictions #those opposing forces #a man without contradictions to balance him #we walk a narrow path
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  • catefrankie
    25.01.2022 - 59 minutes ago

    shout out to Mikael Wood, the original interviewer who had to hear the comment that Taylor Swift “doesn’t write her own songs”, and answered, presumably in total befuddlement, “of course she does”

    #the interviewer brought her up as an example of an EXCELLENT SONGWRITER #and then albarn just like….. #‘that does not fit with my preconceived notions of reality and therefore I’m rejecting it’ #I’m sure there’s some kind of rule where interviewers are probably not supposed to flatly contradict their interviewee? #but like??? how else do you approach that??????
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  • alenkorra
    25.01.2022 - 1 hour ago

    the way mass effect fucked over its own characters in favor of fan service bothers me so much

    #ugh #this is why DA is superior at least they only pull shit like that with V/arric and don't make their characters walking contradictions
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  • valdrift
    25.01.2022 - 1 hour ago
    #last i checked transmasc doesnt mean Man so i dont see the contradiction
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  • putoutallthestars
    25.01.2022 - 2 hours ago

    “Hand In My Pocket was the jam”. 

    1001 ways to die in the west break the stereotypes

    I'm broke, but I'm happy I'm poor, but I'm kind I'm short, but I'm healthy, yeah I'm high, but I'm grounded I'm sane, but I'm overwhelmed I'm lost, but I'm hopeful, baby
    #music box jagged #hbo #hand in my pocket #alanis morissette#inspirational#gender stereotypes#documentary#alison klayman#2021#1990's#singer#songwriter #you oughta know #thank u#ironic #two sides of the same coin #contradiction#lyrics #music video appreciation #trade off #this is my jam #canada#tiff#sundance #it'll be okay
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  • dragontatoes
    25.01.2022 - 2 hours ago

    we all know neurotypical ppl have no clue how autistic people actually are, but I think the contradictions in their stereotypes are hilarious. they're like, "people with autism hate fiction. they also are obsessed with it. they are silent. they scream constantly. they think in strictly logical ways. they don't know basic math. they are innocent babies. they are serial killers. they are fucked up and need help. helping them is patronizing. they hate everyone and that's why we care so much about them and also why we are going to kill them"

    #I KNOW that we all have different presentations and some of these are true for lots of autistic ppl; thats not the point #point is neurotypical people not understanding how we deviate from these EXTREMELY CONTRADICTORY stereotypes #I also know that they use these contradictions to prove that there's different 'types' of us #actually autistic#ableism cw
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  • trophywifejimgordon
    25.01.2022 - 3 hours ago

    No, of course Greg doesn’t want Tom. He’s not a masochist.

    Tom wants him. Anybody can see that. Even Greg can see that, and Greg knows that he can sometimes be, well, not quite the best? (to put it lightly?) with the whole, er, emotional transparency business. Or whatever you want to call it. Tom’s desire for Greg has been obvious for months now, when Greg thinks about it, but probably the real clincher was that Nero thing.

    (Or maybe farther back: boar on the floor. But that’s one of those things that Greg doesn’t like to think about too much.)

    Anyway, so Tom tipped his hand, and Greg isn’t too proud to admit that he’s maybe taken advantage of that. So sue him, okay? That’s, like, his whole business model, here! No one looks out for Greg, so when something (or in this case, someone) falls into his lap, he has to use it! The documents from Cruises, for instance—that had been Tom. Tom had used him, then, like a pawn. He never expected the dog to bite back, for Greg to be savvy enough to realize that what Tom was asking him to do was, hello, massively illegal, and protect himself in what ways he could from the fallout. Was that really so bad? Not rolling over to let the wolves’ teeth tear into the soft flesh of his belly? Greg doesn’t think so. Using Tom’s affection, likewise… it’s just smart! And it’s what any of his cousins would do with the same—just look at Shiv—so Greg thinks it’s okay, too. In their world, at least, where “okay” and “not okay” have taken on definitions that are, admittedly, pretty massively fucked up.

    And it’s not really so bad for Greg, that Tom likes him. It lets him get away with a lot, and he’s pretty sure that it’s actively gotten him promoted perhaps several times, so like, that’s nice. Greg can even enjoy Tom’s company, sometimes. As long as he’s not in one of his violent moods, as long as he’s not too worked up or upset, Tom’s a pretty okay guy, usually. He’s nothing like most of Greg’s other friends, but gradually, Tom has been sort of eclipsing them. That’s a natural progression, Greg thinks; Tom’s in both the company and the family. Just in terms of, say, logistics, Greg sees way more of Tom than anyone else. Plus, it makes sense, just good-old-fashioned business sense, to get in good with the boss.

    That makes Greg sound like some kind of, he doesn’t know, a whore? Okay, well, he’s not, alright, he’s not that. Come on. He’s worked his way up legitimately, after his appointment by Logan. He hasn’t—look, and he’s not one of those poor girls from Cruises, either, alright? Greg isn’t sucking Tom off for promotion. He doesn’t even think Tom would ever be the kind of guy to ask that of him. His thing for Greg—well, it’s a lot of things, and Greg obviously has a lot of, well, complicated feelings about it, but it’s not predatory. Greg doesn’t think so.

    It’s… it’s a tool.

    It’s a tool for Greg. Yeah. And maybe that’s horrible, but Greg is kind of surrounded by a ton of horrible people, okay? So he has to use any tool he can get his hands on, and that’s what he’s doing.

    That’s all he’s doing. Okay. He’s just… using Tom. Politely. He doesn’t even really, like, think Tom minds it, all that much? Like, it’s not wrong, pretty much no one would say that it’s wrong to smile at Tom when he enters a room, or to always be looking for him in a crowd, or to laugh at his jokes even when no one else does because Greg sometimes happens to find him legitimately funny. Most of the time (really, a vast 99% of it), Greg tends to forget what his end goal is, in these Tom interactions (interactoms? tomteractions, if you will?), yet finds himself doing these things anyway, because Tom is his friend.

    Only don’t—don’t take it the wrong way, like, sure, Greg likes Tom, but he doesn’t… well, not to get too childish about it, but he doesn’t like like Tom. He doesn’t want Tom. Like he said: that would just be harmful, because, well, while Tom is more or less an okay guy, and maybe even, let’s say, Greg’s best (corporate) friend, he’s also too much. Just too much. And there was that thing with the water bottles… No. He’s one of them, you know, part of the world at Waystar Royco that Greg, well, is a part of too, but not really, he thinks. Like, he’s just pretending because he needs money and security, but Tom is in. Like, in-in. Tom is all weird jokes and hazing, as likely to threaten to break Greg’s kneecaps as to gently pet Greg’s forearm… or his hair… or….

    Well, and there’s also the fact of Shiv. Tom is married to Greg’s scariest cousin; that right there, before any other consideration, should take him off the menu. He IS off the menu. Greg will just order a Diet Coke, thanks, and could he please get, like, the check?


    Because, liking Tom—that would just be painful. Dreaming of a world where Tom treats him like he treats Shiv, with all that docile kindness she doesn’t even seem to like, that’s wasted on her—where Tom grabbing him without the excuse of malice or pretense is the rule, not the exception, and is ideally not preceded by the total destruction of his dungeon office to boot, where he calls Greg sweet nothings like sweetheart and honey badger and comes home to Greg at night—that kind of dream is stupid. Maybe freshly-fired Greg from the management training program would have fallen for that fantasy, but not him, not after being Greg the fall guy and Greg the executive assistant and Greg the attack dog. He isn’t dumb enough now, regardless of what his family and Tom himself might have to say on the matter, to dream about Tom Wambsgans. Tom, and Tom’s weird, cross-wired infatuation, is a tool. A strategic move in Greg’s playbook.

    But he can still… you know. Greg thinks it wouldn’t be all that bad to let himself enjoy it.

    #succession#tomgreg#fanfiction#greg hirsch#text post #went to another class. wrote more tomgreg right after. i guess you could say this school thing is working out for me #unfortunately this one is more of a sad sack character study #but i love greg and i love all the weird contradictions necessary to keep his character upright #so i thought i'd give climbing into his brain and poking around in there a go #is that anything?
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  • novagrippia
    25.01.2022 - 11 hours ago

    I wanna be able to customise the anonymous icon

    either for myself when I send anon asks (which I guess defeats the purpose) OR better: I get to decide what the icon looks like for people who send me anon asks. you wanna send me a question? can you live with looking whatever way I decide?

    #because i would make it something stupid #something that always contradicts exactly what youre saying #EVEN BETTER if i get to change the appearance of each icon individually that would be amazing
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  • cyncerity
    25.01.2022 - 18 hours ago

    People have been liking posts for the cynborrower au y’all should send more asks about it (I haven’t gotten nom asks for that au yet and let me tell you I am very excited for noms in that au)

    I have no shame in asking for asks anymore it’s the only way to force me to post until I actually finish this goddamn story I’ve been working on

    #cyncerity#tw vore#mcyt g/t#mcyt gt #i have a 2 hour delay tomorrow #so I can answer them in the morning #or now if you send them now #also I’m not up to answer the angst that is the sizeshifter!tommy au asks rn #they’re very long and I love that #but I have fucked up Tommys power set and I need to make it make sense before I can keep answering those asks #cause I am directly contradicting myself and I’m driving me crazy
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  • sneaking-out-late
    25.01.2022 - 20 hours ago

    She cowrites them. Sooooooo different than when Billie Eilish writes with her brother. That’s definitely different and not the exact same thing as co-writing.

    #love both girls but we don’t gotta pit them against each other #it’s a contradiction and it’s the same paragraph
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  • yuichi-ro
    25.01.2022 - 21 hours ago

    The more I read of Hanma, the more in love I fall. This is disgusting.

    #i didn't even wanna watch this stupid show 😩 #now look at me #ugh 😩 #he's a fucking walking contradiction i love him so much #three.rambles
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  • cinderhellfeather413
    25.01.2022 - 22 hours ago

    Moths are one of my fav inscects, the only other being bees, but like, once there was a moth the size of a sparrow sleeping on the screen door of the back enterance, and i was supposed to take the garbage out but I didn’t because I was absolutely terrified of it.

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  • lifeafterministries
    25.01.2022 - 23 hours ago

    LDS God Created Man In the Image of a Spirit

    LDS God Created Man In the Image of a Spirit

     January 25 – LDS God Created Man In the Image of a Spirit. Colossians 1:16 “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him”. (more…)

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    #Col 1:16 #contradictions in LDS canon #LDS Gospel Topics Creation #man made in God&039;s image #Moses 2:26
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  • actualhumansunshine
    24.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    anon about the ua post:

    #it's a lot of specific info in your ask that i don't think we should necessarily be giving attention to so i'm not going to post #but i wanted to answer anyways just to say that i think it sounds like a load of shit laskdfj #like sketchy grammar and syntax aside the sheer amount of editorializing is just ???????? #the only facts are that a) they showed less PDA than mully/jordy (which generally means nothing #since every couple is different in their boundaries and what they feel is appropriate for a public setting) #and b) that he looked Off for some reason (which could also contribute to point A) #the second part literally even contradicts itself in offering up so many different reasons Why things were supposedly weird between them #which makes me feel like it's probably just someone making up a bunch of shit in hopes that *something* will stick #while sprinkling in just enough pre-established truth and headcanon to make it seem plausible 🤷‍♀️ #namelia#answered#anonymous
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  • inkwolvesandcoffee
    24.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    Me: *swears she's a strong independent woman, travels solo, gets tattoos, is a bit of a bitch*

    Also me: *needs her wolf stuffie 24/7 to combat her anxiety, wants someone to hold her hand, craves snuggles from a cute wolfish boy*

    #text#DD/BG#daddy/babygirl#sfw#sfw text#txt #I am a woman of contradictions
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  • a-queen-of-the-clouds
    24.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    stop asking paul mccartney about john lennon's sexuality and start asking mick jagger about it challenge

    #SPILL MICK SPILL #paul's not saying anything so you can just say you were the love of his life and who's gonna contradict that? #we'll back you up bestie
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  • accidental-spice
    24.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    After like, 30 minutes of contemplation, I've realized all my favorite superheroes are Just Some Guy

    Like, take Hawkeye. I've heard that maybe he's got enhanced senses in the comic, but the only Hawkeye I've ever experienced doesn't have super powers. He's not a millionaire, or an alien, or a mutant, or a super powered individual. He's just some guy who looked at the world, saw that there was bad, and said, "I'm going to go make some good "

    I just... I love characters like that

    #hawkeye#clint barton #i know that i probably contradicted about a million things from the comics #but thats not what this is about #this is about my deep and passionate love for ordinary heros #Clint's just the most well known character i could think of that fit the bill #matt murdock#cool dane #just some guy #melinda may#phil coulson #alphonso mack mackenzie #pretty much the whole shield team #sam wilson#steve rogers #he started out that way anyways #zeb orrelios#din djarin#walter foley#dex diznee #feel free to reblog with more Just Some Guy characters
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  • girlbossjackie
    24.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    what’s a casserole

    #this is a JOKE POST btw bc I can literally just search it up #this thing vexes and haunts me #is it a soup? #I feel like it recently learnt it was souplike #I recently** #edit: it’s not a soup?? #wtf is going on I feel like I keep learning contradicting info #let’s just sleep now
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