so hey fun fact for anyone who wants queer history trivia: the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called “shelly’s leg” and it was named after a dancer named shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.
a) This is such a fantastic story that I wouldn’t care if it were made up, except that
nine characters: grantaire (3/9)
"Grantaire added to the eccentric accentuation of words and ideas, a peculiarity of gesture; he rested his left fist on his knee with dignity, his arm forming a right angle, and, with cravat untied, seated astride a stool, his full glass in his right hand, he hurled solemn words."
#the juxtaposition of grantaire’s character aka the most beautiful literary imaginative in the history of the world #he’s inherently good inherently clever inherently artistic inherently idealistic inherently pure #and yet he spends his entire life pretending he is not believing he is not because he loves good and pure things so much yet he #hates himself so much so how could he possibly be good or pure #and it’s only in his five page long speeches we get to actually see him #when all his pretence falls away and he talks in poetry #he’s the cynic who believes more than any of the rest of them #he’s the realist who martyrs himself for love
#no, i SWEAR this show is educational!!
my favorite part of the “are you giving me attitude, spock” scene is that i imagine the starfleet brass was like “kirk has spock as first officer? good, maybe spock will rub off on him” and their simultaneous and dawning horror that the exact opposite has happened
“[i] did not think of magneto as a bad guy. he was just trying to strike back at the people who were so bigoted and racist. he was trying to defend mutants, and because society was not treating them fairly, he decided to teach society a lesson. he was a danger of course, but i never thought of him as a villain." -stan lee
From The Five Doctors outtakes.
Notes from Management [ardentleprechaun]
Shane sounds like a fun guy
Okay so this just happened on my dashboard and I personally think this is exactly his kind of humour
[…] This is Saruman the Good and the Wise and everything he says, and everything he does, is for the right reasons.
Christopher Lee talks about the third Hobbit movie [x]
Assata Shakur, Honey Magazine debut issue (1998)
My friend shared this quote with me today and I instantly remembered another great quote from Assata Shakur that I feel is crucial to be absorbed when reading the quote above “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free”.
See this goes out to people who constantly think those of us in this generation are too sensitive or are always looking for racism when it’s just that we realize how tactics have changed…racism has never gone away they’ve just tried to change the face of the game…
that girl you just called fat? she is fat. that boy you just called gay? he is gay. those orcs you just pointed at an yelled “orcs!” they are some orcs. those hobbits you said they are taking to isengard? they are taking them to isengard. legolas we will give you some lembas if you promise to stop pointing out the obvious for 5 minutes.