in stories featuring aliens, they’re always like “on my planet this never happens!” or “in my culture, this differs from your human culture.” and that’s neat and all because i like worldbuilding and all that jazz but wouldn’t it be fun if they just. couldn’t do that?
i want a story where humans encounter an alien who frustrates them because they don’t know enough to tell them anything concrete
like humans will ask “tell us about politics in your planet!” and the alien’s all “uh… hold on it’s been a while since i took gov. um….”
"what sorts of plants grow on your planet?"
"i dunno i grew up in the suburbs. they’re like… purple? idk what you want me to say"
"tell us about the culture on your planet!"
"do you have any idea how many fucking countries are back home, i don’t even know where to begin"
"your planet is obviously much more scientifically and technologically advanced than ours. is it possible for you to enlighten us on certain matters concerning space travel, or would that be a form of interference you must avoid?"
"naw it’s cool, it’s just that, um, i’m a philosophy major"
Let’s play another round of Who Has the Biggest Victim Complex?:
- A. neurotypical people
- B. white people
- C. straight people
- D. cis people
but what about men?
for once “but what about men” was a phenomenal addition to one of my posts and I applaud you
okay so I keep seeing people claiming that Cersei’s jealousy of Brienne is OOC and I am just baffled to be honest.
Cersei is so jealous of Brienne. There is not a fibre of Cersei’s being that is not jealous of Brienne.
and that has nothing to do with Jaime.
Jealousy is absolutely present in that scene, but it’s all at the beginning: “You’re Lord Selwyn Tarth’s daughter, that makes you a lady whether you want to be or not” absolutely reeks of Tywin. These are the same words that Cersei herself has heard her whole life. These are the words that little six year old Cersei is told when Tywin catches her swapping clothes with Jaime so she can learn swordfighting.
Yet here’s this enormous ridiculous woman who has everything Cersei wants: freedom, physical power, a life without fear of being played as a pawn when she knows she’s more than that.
And we all know Cersei, Cersei hates being the less-powerful party, and for all that she could have Brienne carted off to the dungeons if she wanted, the fact that Brienne has so much that Cersei wants is infuriating for her. She needs to find a weakness, and she does; the way Brienne smiles when she talks about Jaime is textbook schoolgirl crush and suddenly Cersei has the upper hand.
Now she has something Brienne wants, and she’s going to play that to her advantage. In making jibes about Brienne’s history and directly challenging her love for Jaime, Cersei is proving both to herself and to Brienne that she is superior.
Brienne might be a warrior but Cersei is a lioness. Cersei is a Queen. Cersei has Jaime’s heart.
This scene was not about a “love triangle”.
This scene was about a power-play.
six fanfictions i am currently craving:
- the steve rogers and bucky barnes are really mad about these newfangled bananas show, starring steve rogers and bucky barnes, who are really mad about these newfangled bananas
- this same fic, five more times
#TO EXPLAIN: until the 1950s the bananas that were available in the US were a different type of banana than the kind we eat now#but then those bananas got a wasting banana disease and essentially died out#so now we eat a different variety of banana that was resistant to wasting banana disease#which is by all accounts totally not as good as the old school banana#THE LINK UP THERE IS TO A REALLY INTERESTING NYT ARTICLE ABOUT BANANAS#THAT I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT SINCE I READ IT IN ‘08 OKAY?!#and also i just want to think forever about happy things#like bucky barnes taking a bite of banana and spitting it out and yELLING#while steve rogers sits next to him nodding in angry agreement#we’re not a team we’re a time bomb
True story: I am known at work as “the girl who knows a lot of stuff about fruit”, partly* because of this very fact! I WOULD READ THIS STORY REALLY DAMN HARD, IS WHAT I AM SAYING.
* The only other fruit fact I have shared is the fact that pineapple contains a shitton of bromelain, which breaks down proteins (it’s mostly used as a meat tenderizer), which just goes to say that WHEN YOU EAT PINEAPPLE, IT EATS YOU BACK. These are my only two fruit facts! …but I guess when you share those two facts with a high level of enthusiasm, you become known as “the girl who knows a lot of stuff about fruit”.
"Your kindness is sincerely appreciated but advice is not being accepted at this time," is my new favorite phrase.
Friends, feel free to use this on me. I give advice way too liberally
You might not always use it, but, always take advice. Getting an outside view is refreshing and helps put things in perspective.
Your kindness is sincerely appreciated.
Advice is not being accepted at this time.