Yesterday, a teacher at my daughter’s preschool told me that she saw two boys and a girl spinning the knobs of a play oven. Boy #1 says: “I’m a pilot! I’m flying a plane.’ Boy #2 says: “Me too!” The girl is quiet, so the teacher says to her: “What about you, are you a pilot?” The 3 year old girl replies: “I can’t be a pilot. I’m a pilot’s wife.”
So what do you think has happened in this little girl’s short life to make her believe it’s more likely that she would be a pilot’s wife than a pilot?"
the idea that scully would take mulder’s name is so ridiculous because how fuckin obvious is it that mulder’s been doodling hearts and “mr fox scully” in his notepad since the moment they met
I love that you can clearly see Evans go “SHIT” and Stan go “WOW” and Scarlett definitely reacts, but then plays it off like it’s no big deal.
You are waiting for the subway and a woman, a stranger, asks you for the time.
You show her your phone. She tells you she’s running late — and then draws you into a conversation that propels you, somehow, into getting on the train with her.
That’s how Witness starts. It is one of five 30-minute plays — or as its creators say, “theatrical interventions” — from LONEtheater, running in repertory as part of the undergroundzero festival. And it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before.
All five of the plays are shown for an audience of one. When you buy your ticket, you’re given detailed instructions of where you should go and what to do so that the actor(s) will recognize you. What follows is a thrill-ride of an immersion experience, at least with the play I saw.
YOU ARE SO COOL.
STOP LYING YOU ARE DATING THE BIGGEST LEAST COOL NERD.
also, anon: I am totally not cool. I am a sham. I am a carefully constructed human mess pretending really hard to be cool.
christine is a nerd and a suspected andrew garfield, do not engage
I CAN EAT MASHED POTATOES CINDY.
I cannot deny that I am a nerd, but I am most certainly not an Andrew Garfield.
IM STILL TRYING
you are literally my friend
you don’t have to try anymore
Okay so, the marauders map can see people even when they’re hidden underneath the cloak of invisibility, right?
Yet Death can’t find people hidden under that cloak…
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
JUST HOW DID A GANG OF TEENAGERS MANAGE TO CREATE THAT MAP??????
Remus Lupin is a genius, Sirius Black doesn’t like rules, James Potter thinks he can do anything, and Peter brings them snacks and encourages their combined insane genius, that’s how.
Okay, I actually think there’s a really good answer to this.
We know from HP2 that the Chamber of Secrets doesn’t appear on the map, even though lots of other secret passages do, and we know from HP7 (most notably, anyway) that the Room of Requirement doesn’t appear on the map. Yet people under the invisibility cloak show up under their real names, as do polyjuiced people or animaguses in their animal forms.
The difference between the latter (expected) edge cases and the former (actual) edge cases is that while the latter consist of relationships between what the map knows and people, the former consist of relationships between what the map knows and… Hogwarts.
The marauders aren’t smarter or more powerful than Death; they don’t have any special perceptive gifts that Death doesn’t have. What they did have was a magical castle founded by four of the greatest wizards who ever lived. I think the reason that the map knows so much, but hides a select few things, is that the map isn’t powered by those wizards—it’s powered by Hogwarts itself.
Think about this: the fish Lily made for Slughorn disintegrated when she died, but the map still works just fine even after all four Marauders are gone. Whatever made the map go, it wasn’t a charm any of them put on it. It was the borrowed wisdom of the place they lived in.
That’s one of the things that makes the map such a beautiful microcosm for the series, really: it’s proof that you don’t need to be stronger than Death to do amazing things, as Voldemort thought. On the contrary: it’s okay to ask for help from those who came before you and those who have more wisdom, courage, strength, or resources than you.
Because at Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it.
can we take a moment to discuss the possibility of female benedick
- openly lesbian
- but totally a misogynistic butch
- really pretty disdainful of most other women and the possibility of a romantic relationship with a woman
- because in the boys’ club that is don pedro’s army, she can’t show any weakness or sign of femininity — she has to be Just Like The Boys except, yknow, female
- so she makes sexist jokes and objectifies other women with the rest of the lads. “love ‘er and leave ‘er, that’s our ben!” they cry in her praise
- and when claudio starts going heart-eyed upon seeing hero, she is OUTRAGED. why does he get to be soft when she doesn’t? why does he get to be tender when she can’t? she knows they’d tear her apart if she ever regarded a woman as more than an object — or if she ever let a woman regard her in that way.
- and then you have beatrice. she came out as queer long ago, but doesn’t like to make much of a show of it — “confirmed bachelorette”, she calls herself in jest, and comfortably declares “he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, i am not for him”
- (don pedro’s gay too — the masquerade is probably his fifth or sixth proposal to her. it’s something of a running joke between the two of them)
- (benedick doesn’t know that, though — unlike her, don pedro likes to keep his personal life to himself)
- when pedro suggests the prank, it’s as much of a joke as it is in the original — my god, these women HATE each other, wouldn’t this be funny?
- but when it happens to benedick, it’s not a joke
- she feels a fluttering in her heart she hasn’t felt since she was 14, with a desperate crush on her schoolmate and no way to relieve that aching but with terrible poetry, poetry so bad that even now it makes her giggle, and she hears her own giggle and claps her hand over her mouth lest anyone hears it and then realizes what she’s just done and thinks, oh my god, i’ve been such an ASSHOLE
- and beatrice — stand i condemned for pride and scorn? — beatrice who realizes that she’s HURT benedick, that twisting the knife in verbal wounds wasn’t what benedick needed at all, maybe benedick just needed another woman to call her friend
- so benedick opens herself up to love, to the possibility of being friends with other women, she opens herself up to hero and hero’s pain and makes the leap of trust
- and when beatrice screams O GOD, THAT I WERE A MAN
- benedick reminds her — we don’t have to be
Uhh, I don’t know, it’s not hard to make friends with me. I tend to respond positively when people engage me in conversation. Sending me messages off anon is a good start!