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There’s currently a shorts prohibition for staff working on the Roslag Railway in Sweden. Some men took to wearing skirts in the heat. (x)
I love the fact that the company they work for is totally on board with them doing this.
“According to our line of thinking, you should look stylish and neat when you represent Arriva, and these are the uniforms available. If the men want to wear skirts that’s okay. Telling them anything else would be discrimination.”
f—k yeah, sweden
This, my friends, is feminism. Really. The uniform includes pants or a skirt. Wear what you like regardless of your gender.
I had not heard that the train company were actually supporting them in this before. That’s awesome.
Sheikh Lotf-Allah’s Mosque - Isfahan, Iran
Truth is, uhm, my dad died before I got to tell him… that I understand why he did what he did. And I forgive him for what it did to us, I do. And I- I just… I love him. - requested by inyourpassengerseat
This is nice. Lots of people don’t like John and I always feel that he was not as one dimensionally evil as they painted him. Looking after a four year old and a six month old is tough enough for anyone but, when you have just lost your home and the love of your life in horrific circumstances I would imagine that makes things even more difficult. Also, he could have believed that his family was being targeted by beings that he had not even heard of before, so he did what he could to keep them safe. He learnt how to hunt things, he kept them moving, and he taught them how to survive in a world which was far more dangerous than he had grown up in. It may not have been nice, or soft, but it was necessary. Besides, Dean and Sam would likely not have survived without that training or had such a strong sibling bond, so it was good for the show too. People aren’t only good or only evil (to paraphrase Sirius Black), he may have been a bad father in some ways but, the fandom needs to realise he was a good father at points as well.
let me just tell you briefly about these amazing camera shots and their symbolism:
shot #1: Thor and Loki as kids are equal with their father almost out of reach for the both of them (his face is out of the shot) - though they are standing next to each other, still Odin is the one separating them.
shot #2: Odin still separates them,thy still are inferior, even though they both have grown to match him (you see Odin fully). However while Loki faces him (yearning to live up to his father’s expectations), it it him Odin shows his back, while his left shoulder is pointed to Thor his true son and only heir, who is not able to look at his father due to his conflict towards him. The brothers now start to turn their backs on each other: the beginning of their paths parting.
in case you thought there weren’t enough reasons for this movie to make me cry like a fucking child.
Also the lighting of both shots comes from different sides—the first one features it from something of a high left source (the flame, supposedly) and therefore Thor, being closer, is more fully in the light, while Loki is not as bright; the shadows on Loki’s face are thus more defined whereas those on Thor’s face feel softer and more kind.
In the second shot, the light source I think is somewhere on the right, based on the way it’s hitting Odin’s armor. Loki should be more in the light (and he is) but the effect of that is that the shadows of Tom’s cheekbones stand out, making him sharper, angular, more faceted, and complex. Thor, in shadow, lacks the dimension—which is telling of where they are as characters in the movie.
(There’s something poetic about how Thor in shadow is not nearly as complicated as Loki in shadow—and how Loki in light is sharp, where as Thor in light is soft.)
“ If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones. ”
8. the magic begins a scene you really wanted to be in the movies but wasn’t → career advice“Well, then, I am confused…I’m afraid I don’t quite understand how you can give Mr. Potter false hope that —”
“False hope?” repeated Professor McGonagall, still refusing to look round at Professor Umbridge. “He has achieved high marks in all his Defense Against the Dark Arts tests —”
“I am terribly sorry to have to contradict you, Minerva, but as you will see from my note, Harry has been achieving very poor results in his classes with me —”
“I should have made my meaning plainer,” said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look Umbridge directly in the eyes. “He has achieved high marks in all Defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher.”
Almost every scene with McGonagall in it has the faint echoing sounds of sassy z-snaps in the background
“ ’Slut’ is attacking women for their right to say yes. ‘Friend Zone’ is attacking women for their right to say no. ”
what do you say when someone asks what you’re doing and you’re reading homosexual fanfiction based off of a book written 150 years ago
Tell them you’re reading a transformative work based on late Victorian literature that questions traditional views of gender and sexuality.
That was fucking beautiful