-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via larmoyante)
*clears throat* AHEM
percy and his mom were physically abused by gabe
luke fucking committed suicide
annabeth was emotionally abused
leo was forced to kill his mother at the age of 7
and then spent the next 8 years in abusive foster homes
jason was a fucking feral child for the first 12 years of his life
reyna, her sister, and most of the other girls on circes island were kidnapped and raped by pirates
the entire series is one big INCEST
literally the one ‘safe spot’ turns out to be a fucking child army what the hell
nico was kidnapped, tortured, and held for ransom
during which jason and the others almost let him die because ‘there wasnt enough time to save some kid they didnt even know’
hazel was forced into labor practically trafficked by her mom, forced to MURDER people when she was like 9 years old
luke was also abused and neglected by his psycho mom
leos babysitter tried to kill him like 20 times
thalia died but was forced to turn into a fucking tree for like 5 years
not to mention percy has this bad habit of murdering people to make sure his friends are ok
nico announces he’s gonna kill himself and everyones like ‘oh cool have fun with that’
grover was kidnapped, held hostage and almost forced into a sexual relationship with a fucking cyclops
annabeth jumped off a cliff and was kidnapped by psychos forced to hold up the sky for weeks
piper was so ignored she thought she had to hurt herself/other people to get her dad to notice her
chris rodriguez was so traumatized and just needed ptsd recovery but everyone gave up on him thinking he was nuts, almost leading him into self harm
tyson is in physical labor, mentally delayed from childhood neglect and abuse
cool omg this is such a cute book for my 7 year olds to read!
nico is forced to admit that he had a crush on a boy who saved him and his sister from being brutally murdered when he was 9 years old, oh yeah and btw if he didnt say that he and jason would be murdered
OH MY GOD WHAT IS THIS PROFANITY THIS IS DISGUSTING HOW DARE YOU THIS IS A CHILDRENS BOOK
-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via larmoyante)
-Amelie (Lord of Misrule)
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i hate when you’re not in the same mood as your friend like when you want to slay your enemies and feast on their flesh and your friend wants to dance in a field of daisies and sing for the sake of singing like no stop that grab a pitchfork
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you.
I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.
For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”
All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.
Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?
Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.
In other words, Jesus was executed by the State because he challenged the State’s power.
-Cadaverous Gant, Skulduggery Pleasant: The Dying of the Light (via halfbloodvictor)
Yeah I’m totally elsa kids come on over
I can’t breathe, this is so friggin cute
Like you don’t understand okay I was trapped for an hour on the second floor of the con with hundreds of children and their parents because everyone thought I was Elsa
Am I the only one who thinks she looks like the khaleesi like The mother of dragons?
I was cosplaying dany I was mistaken for Elsa and wound up at a nine yr old girls birthday party this was the best day of my life
I thought she was Kalesi…
YES I WAS COSPLAYING KHALEESI
I WAS HOWEVER MISTAKEN ON AN ENORMOUS SCALE FOR ELSA OF ARENDELLE BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS
well you didnt have to use caps lock…
I AM DAENERYS STORMBORN, THE UNBURNT, OF THE HOUSE TARGARYEN, FIRST OF MY NAME; QUEEN OF MEEREEN; QUEEN OF THE ANDALS, THE RHYNAR, AND THE FIRST MEN; LADY REGNANT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, PROTECTOR OF THE REALM, KHALEESI OF THE GREAT GRASS SEA, BREAKER OF CHAINS, AND MOTHER OF DRAGONS
AND I WILL USE CAPS LOCK IF I SO PLEASE
LET IT GO
LET IT GOOOOOOO
-I’m lost in the images you’ve created