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between dreaming and waking

Ask me anything   "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh

(28 year old, female, German Socialworker/reblogging forever, actually good at nothing with a lot of fandoms and a feminist since birth. You'll find stuff about games, televisions shows, fictional characters, movies, lots of Rosario Dawson (and I mean a lot, because she is a flawless human being), Eva Green, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, LOTR, Marvel, DC, Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Vincent Cassel, Game of Thrones and such ...)

twitter.com/loonyloopy:

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    “We were an empire,” Felassan said again, and this time she heard the anger in his voice. “It was not the Golden City. It was not the peaceful afterlife of this Maker the humans have made for themselves. Take the richest district of Val Royeaux, and tell me how many fools are scheming against each other at every ball? How many servants are flogged for improperly arranging the silverware?”

    “We were the nobles.” It hit Briala like a blow. She remembered a slow trickle of blood winding toward the spot where she had hidden in the reading room of Celene’s childhood estate, where her parents had died on the orders of Lady Mantillon.

    “We were everyone. There were no humans, no dwarves, no race but the elves. Every atrocity you seek to avenge for your broken people in their alienages, elven nobles committed upon elven servants.”

    Briala swallowed. “Why are you telling me this?”

    “Your empress,” he said. “You trust her. You believe she will free your people.”

    “I do,” Briala said without hesitation.

    “Then who’s going to scrub the floors?” Felassan asked, and smiled.

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    — 6 days ago with 28 notes
    #the masked empire  #spoiler  #dragon age  #dragon age spoiler  #I love Felassan 

    ferrific:

    leupagus:

    "Dude, you just ran like 13 miles in 30 minutes."

    EVERYBODY SERIOUSLY: if you don’t walk out of this movie theatre planning like a June wedding between yourself and Sam Wilson then I’m really not sure if you were awake for the whole movie.

    I didn’t come out planning my own wedding to sam because I was too busy planning his and steve’s. bucky bursts in halfway through.

    (Source: mysnarkasm, via thesifsterhood)

    — 1 week ago with 51321 notes
    #sam wilson  #steve rogers  #captain america  #the winter soldier  #spoiler  #anthony mackie  #chris evans  #true 

    “I think they’re both wounded warriors who don’t bleed on other people. Cap has no one to bleed on. I think Sam knows how to handle people like that. … Sometimes when things are bad, trusting a stranger is the way to go.” - Chris Evans.

    (Source: ariahastings)

    — 2 weeks ago with 19284 notes
    #captain america  #captain america spoiler  #the winter soldier  #spoiler  #steve rogers  #sam wilson 

    anslogarrick:

    march 16-22, 2014: saying goodbye to some of television’s most compelling female characters.

    • allison argent (teen wolf)
    • audrey bidwell (the blacklist)
    • lucy brooks/”jolene” (the blacklist)
    • beverly katz (hannibal)

    I understand that the networks and writers didn’t band together and say, “Let’s destroy these characters all at once,” but it really does say something that there were at least four significant female characters killed in the last week on cable television. Some of these women were leads, others supporting cast, but all were killed and killed violently.

    The response that audiences have had to this varies by character, naturally. Some characters were thought to be killed for shock-value, while others were killed to fuel a male-dominated storyline. Their purpose became emotional-incentive for a male character to leap into hero/vigilante-mode. Their deaths provided emotional incentive, but devalued as the powerful women that they were. Their purpose was ultimately to trigger a quest for vengeance or alarm the audience, and this demeans their individual competencies and reduces them to a motif.

    One writer talks of his character’s death with glee. One writer forbade the actress for making a final decision that she thought would be appropriate for her character’s finale scene, for her last words

    Most, if not all, of these characters were strong and self-sufficient. But they weren’t treated respectfully in death. Many were unceremoniously removed from the picture, rather than dying with dignity or a proper fight — only the illusion of one. One particular character will be placed in the centre of a death-tableau. More murder porn. One was shot, died, and disappeared from sight within the course of 30-seconds. This without even mentioning that one show almost killed off two POC in one episode.

    It concerns me that these images are continuing to perpetuate our culture with violence against women and male dominance. Female characters are rarely seen avenging their male counterparts, and male characters are rarely seen mourning or behaving sympathetically towards women; we continue to see the aggressive, stereotypically-reserved man and the “strong” woman who couldn’t save herself, but whose death will be justly addressed by the surviving male. The world is already dangerous enough for women. What we need are stories with strong female characters who take care of themselves and survive. We can’t make much progress when the media perpetuates violence against women as an almost-ritual norm, to whatever end.

    We are not here to give your men purpose. We have our own. We are not here to die and shock your audience. There are simply too many women reduced to male motivation and plot devices. Give us a chance to fight for ourselves, have our own stories and live our own lives rather than living to make men’s interesting or dramatic.

    (via ohmyguthrie)

    — 1 month ago with 2542 notes
    #this  #tv shows  #female characters  #meh  #teenwolf  #the blacklist  #hannibal  #spoiler