Easily the most horrifying line of dialogue I’ve ever heard in an animated movie.
NO BUT THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN MOVIE LIKE THE MUSIC IS FUN AND SUPERB THE CHARACTERS WERE REAL PEOPLE EVEN THE ANTAGONISTS THE WOMEN WERE GREAT IT WAS ALL GREAT. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOURE JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, WHATEVER ELSE IT DOESNT MATTER ITS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE AND ITS LITERALLY ONLY 90 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS HERE JUST CLICK IT LITERALLY IT WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB GO WATCH.
also can we point out that none of the characters were white? like damn accurate depictions of Biblical characters
imagine the graffiti written on the bathroom stalls of the normandy
- does the illusive man take illusive shits?
- stop it joker
- james your huevos are killing me
- In compliance with bathroom stall graffiti etiquette, I shall place verification of my presence here. EDI was here. Joker would also request that I inform you we did not ‘make out’ in this stall as for some reason he finds the location embarrassing.
- Alone in this place/The sounds of running water/Ah. I feel better. - K
- CONSENSUS REACHED
- is that how the geth take a crap
- [fascinatingly crude drawings of alien genitalia]
- This is the crew that saved the galaxy. Amazing
- Plays: 8
- Artist: CommanderCousland
- Album: Dragon Age: Disney
- Track Name: I Will Rule
This is a VERY late birthday present for asolitaryrose :) Marion, I hope you will enjoy this at least a tiny bit and forgive me the few off-key parts!!!
Darkspawn roaring, Orleasians at the borders
not a spark of hope to be seen
a kingdom in desperation
but at least now...I’m the queen
just few allies within the ranks
in Ferelden’s hearts rests the blight
and voices speak of defeat
say: “At least we’ve tried.”
As I am here, I will stand strong
gowns and armour
My blossoms turn to thorns
now is the time to turn the tide
to our side
I will rule
with my lead we will not fail
from the blight
as we stand all side by side
We’ve had it worse and now I’m here
As my reign moves on
the crowds will cheer “Long Live The Queen”!
We will not reach for glory
survival’s our goal
as I lead you into battle
our enemies will fall
My task ahead, my mind is sharp
just let them come, this is not Ostagar
we’ve lost our king, we have been scared
but now we are prepared
I will rule
my enemies faces go pale
I will rule
I will reign
Ferelden won’t be the same
Sword in hand and united we all stand
as my reign goes on…
Her mothers looks, her father’s brains
I heard it all
Just Cailan’s wife, a barren girl
you think words’ll be my fall?
I’ll protect this kingdom with all my heart and might
bring peace, serve my people
that is a Queen’s delight
here we stand in the throne hall
we are free, we are free
the Dragon Age has just begun
doubts now crack
and Eamon will just see my back
as my reign goes on
the crowds now cheer “Long Live The Queen”
Yes, I knew the Hero of Ferelden. She is… dear to my heart.
- don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
- i do not care what the trigger is
- i will tag it for you
- you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
- and i am not one to question those reasons
- so just send me an ask
- anonymous if you’re scared
- and i will tag it all the time in future
- your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least
A post about Cat and Jon (and inevitably Ned)
I don’t know why I do this, but then again TBH I don’t know why I’ve been in this fandom for 10 years considering how miserable it makes me, so I’m probably beyond all reason anyway.
I want to make a post elucidating the nature of the relationship between Cat and Jon (and inevitably Ned). Let’s start with the obvious and proceed from there.
- Jon is the son of Ned Stark and a woman who was not his wife. As far as his wife, Cat, knows, he was conceived during their marriage, thus he is a product of Ned’s infidelity. There are theories that this is actually a lie, but should those theories be true then Ned is clearly encouraging Cat to believe in this lie.
- Cat was not happy, upon coming to Winterfell 15 years prior to AGOT, to find Jon living in Winterfell. This is unusual treatment for a bastard; usually they are provided for but raised elsewhere, and not in the home of the lord’s wife and their true-born children. The only time we see bastards raised from infancy to adulthood in the house of their father is with House Frey, and Walder Frey is notorious for not honoring his wives.
- Cat does not have a problem with Ned fathering a bastard so early on in their marriage, when they didn’t know each other and when he was away at war. She doesn’t need to get over this, because she was never actually "under" this. Most people say she’s angry because she was cheated on but she just needs to move on; in actuality she flat out concedes the anger a modern woman with any sense of self respect would gladly help herself to.
- Cat has a problem with Ned raising Jon in Winterfell. This was a thing that did not just happen fifteen years ago; it is a continual reality that remains true for fifteen years. Whatever threat Jon posed as a competitor to her children as an infant does not actually go away after fifteen years. That sort of competitive threat is exactly why the vast majority of Westeros send their bastards out to be raised (in perfect comfort) elsewhere.
- To belabor the point: Jon being raised other than in Winterfell is not a cruel fate. Edric Storm was not raised with any of his (purported) true-born half siblings, and yet he was not at all what we would call deprived. If you are going to say that having Jon grow up in a household separate from his siblings is somehow cruel, you will have to say that Edric Storm’s situation was cruel. But the truth is that he never met his purported true-born half siblings so he never had the opportunity to miss them (or be jealous of them, as it happens). And the truth is he was well provided for and had a pretty good life.
- Cat’s problem with Jon is certainly not only political, though that is a part of it. It is also that she thinks that as long as Ned keeps Jon around, he is still to this day in love with Jon’s mother. In addition to not sending Jon away, Ned won’t so much as tell her who Jon’s mother was. This is information she very arguably had a right to, given that he cheated on her to have sex with this woman. (Even more so, Jon had a right to the information. Really Ned’s secretiveness, whysoever it had to be, didn’t make anyone very happy.) And before anyone says Cat is insecure for thinking this: consider just how much of fandom thinks N+A=True Love. It’s not insignificant, and if fandom can think it, and love the idea, then fandom has no leg to stand on in characterizing Cat as especially insecure and paranoid.
- No matter how hurt Cat is, she doesn’t have the right to mistreat Jon. She does not have the right to act on her misplaced anger.
- What she said to Jon’s bedside was, all explanations aside, wrong.
- Cat ought to not be angry at Jon at all. Jon is innocent.
- However, given that she is angry at Jon, she is doing the best she can in not acting on it. 99% of the time she does not act on it, she keeps her distance from him, and while that is certainly not an example of her generous spirit, neither is it abuse or mistreatment. Jon was fed and clothed and highly educated and kept company with his trueborn siblings. Cat never tried to poison them against him, the four younger ones don’t even seem aware that there is tension between Jon and Cat. As for Robb, yes he knows enough to anticipate some trouble for Jon when he went to say goodbye to Bran, but he also found it believable when Jon told him that Cat was kind. Jon himself never recalls anything in his own internal monologue but unpleasant looks from Cat. Certainly it is sad that Jon felt out of place, but that does not make Cat’s behavior mistreatment or abuse.
- Cat was the one who tried to act productively on her negative feelings by confronting Ned about Jon. Ned is the one who shut down channels of productive problem solving. He is the one who put her in a situation not of her own creation that dishonors her and then expects her to just live with it. Don’t chalk it up to some passive-aggressive tendency in Cat. She was the one who tried to confront it openly and then was purposely frightened by her husband (a figure who has a lot of power over her in this messed up society) for it.
- Cat does not have a problem with bastards, plural. She has a problem with one bastard, her husband’s. Mya Stone is not an example of Cat’s “bastard problems”. Cat does not have a problem with Mya; the only reason she was uncomfortable was because she thought of the one bastard with whom she does have an issue, Jon. Cat is in fact perfectly decent to Mya, mentally praising her talent in an area where Cat admits that she herself is not at her best, as well as feeling sorry for the fact that Michel Redfort is basically using her.
- Cat does not have a problem with Jon merely because he is not hers. She has a problem with Jon because he is not hers and is simultaneously her husband’s. Cat’s sympathies are not merely confined to people related to her, and the problem with Jon isn’t merely that he isn’t her kin. Brienne is not Cat’s kin either, yet one can hardly say that Cat has no sympathy for Brienne. If Cat was operating purely on kinship altruism/kin selection she would have more positive regard for Jon than Brienne, but this is obviously not the case.
- Jon was aware of his sense of unbelonging and bastardness through several sources, and not just Cat. The stigma against bastards is clearly society-wide, and it’s not just a southern thing. Luwin and Rodrik discuss how Lady Donella Hornwood would not be pleased at the promotion of her husband’s bastard to heir, and they do so without suggesting that she is either exceptional or, actually, particularly cold hearted (Bran actually thinks Rodrik and Donella should go on a date).
- Cat did not send Jon to the Wall. Cat would have been perfectly happy if Ned had sent Jon to, for example, Torrhen’s Square, if he refused to take Jon to King’s Landing. It’s really Ned’s own fault for not having a career planned out for Jon to fall back on. Jon wanted to go to the Wall himself, and it was not Cat’s responsibility to talk him out of it. If anyone should be faulted for that, it’s Ned and Benjen. And as it happens Jon himself is angry with them for that, not at Cat.
In short, Cat was being unfair to harbor anger towards Jon. He did nothing wrong. But 99% of the time, she did not act on this anger, AKA she did not take it out on him. Moreover, she took steps to resolve the situation productively and was prevented in doing so by someone with more power than her, with power over her. Cat’s ideal scenario would be that Jon Snow, whose mere existence didn’t even nonplus her, was well provided for and taken care of somewhere other than Winterfell, as was the common sense custom of Westeros. She didn’t want him to die, otherwise when Luwin told her that Jon wanted to go to the Wall she likely would not have thought “That way Benjen can take care of him like his own son” in the security of her own internal monologue. That she didn’t truly mean it does not make it okay that she said as much (that he should die) at Bran’s bedside. But while it was definitely not okay, that also doesn’t mean that she truly meant it.
Moreover, when you argue about Catelyn’s overall character, if you limit your assessment of that character to All Things Jon, then that is illogical and biased. You don’t have to like her to be fair. You can dislike her for no other reason than that she was not nice to Jon, that’s actually fair enough, but that does not make it accurate or fair to paint her as an out of control ragingly jealous bitch, especially when she can spare a thought for Jon’s mother in her prayers at the sept, especially when Jaime “Lancel and Kettleblack and Moonboy for all I know” Lannister exists in this story. You have absolutely no leg to stand on when you fling shit at Cat for lol omg not getting over it lol omg you know those women they bear a grudge for ever, absolutely ignoring the fact that Ned’s offense did not occur once fifteen years ago (because it’s not that Jon was born) but kept happening for fifteen years continuously (because it is that Jon was raised and treated like a trueborn child). It neither makes it accurate or fair to say she regularly mistreated and abused Jon. It neither makes it accurate or fair to say she’s bigoted against bastards. And it either makes it accurate or fair to say that she’s the reason Jon is at the Wall.
And you will never be rational for forgiving Jaime and not Cat, not ever.