The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog.
I feel like I’ve been preparing for this image all my life.
The internet is over, everyone can go home
It’s just as beautiful as I always imagined.
My life is complete.
Life is over as we know it
Gwendoline Christie is the actress for Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and took swordfighting, horseriding, and stagefighting lessons for her part, as well as gaining 14 pounds of muscle, to accurately portray Brienne. (x)
She was also terrified of cutting her hair because she’d spent her life believing it was one of the only things that would make people see her as feminine despite her height. In an interview with TV Guide she said:
I struggled for a long time with [cutting] my hair, but then I’m grateful for the opportunity to realize that femininity doesn’t have to come from hair or any of those traditional female archetypes of appearance, So, that’s been exciting actually. I can’t speak with any kind of authority whatsoever because I’m just an actor and I only have my opinions, but I do think it’s really refreshing to have a woman depicted on a mainstream TV show that doesn’t obey typical aesthetics of females and the way they have been portrayed in the past. And I’m really excited to be portraying one of those women. And I hope that her popularity signals a greater expansion of people’s views about men and women and that gender types can be more flexible.
You go Gwendoline, you go.
Amen to that.
Great review! And for some insight into why Will’s angry and violent, see Sarah Fine’s series on Traumatizing Your Characters: http://thestrangestsituation.blogspot.com/2013/06/traumatizing-your-characters-part-9.html
this is incredible
I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING
this is so so wonderful, im in love with this artwork
Growing up, my back yard
was a forest of blackberry bushes.
I learned early nothing sweet
comes to you unthorned.
Stop sexualizing my body stop shaming my body stop policing my body
YOU ARE PERFECT
If you get attention, you hate it. If you don’t get attention, you hate it. If people wanna fuck you, you hate it. If people don’t wanna fuck you, you hate it. If people are decent, you look for hidden intentions underneath their demeanor because everyone else MUST have SOME sort of reaction to everything you do, right? If people aren’t decent, then they’ve proved you right, everyone’s a scumbag. Truth is, if you’re such a weak person to let what other people say affect you so much, you don’t deserve to have such a strong opinion. Do what the hell you want to do and just ignore the crap that people give you. Wear what you want, don’t shave, have people tell you that you’re the finest piece of ass that side of the hemisphere and live comfortably. Liberate yourself, for yourself. Shut out the sexualising, policing and shaming because that’s all it takes. Instead of just recycling the same lines over and over again. Leaving you feel unheard and that you’re getting nowhere, that will only frustrate you more and push you into this stereotype that makes you feel so uncomfortable. Us men say what we want, we wear what we want, we expose what we want and that’s okay because we do it without caring for anything else. So why should you? That’s all I have to say on the matter. Good luck on your journey to an equal sense of ignorance and self-expression.
“Us men say what we want, we wear what we want, we expose what we want and that’s okay because we do it without caring for anything else. ”
That’s because you and men like you have had hundreds and hundreds of years of society holding your hand, giving you power, giving you privilege, giving you wealth and giving you every opportunity over women, POCs, and everyone else who isn’t a male, heterosexual and able-bodied person.
Don’t give me this fake empowerment bullshit when you clearly do not have a single shred of an idea about my experience as a woman or anyone else’s experience as a person on the fringe of the heteronormative white majority.
You literally just admitted to not caring about anything or anyone else.
You are part of the problem.
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