A Connoisseur of Human Folly
The intensely patriarchal Westeros gives women two paths towards success: they can either work within the system, or reject it all together. Arya literally pretends to be a boy to escape King’s Landing, but Sansa cloaks herself in the mask of proper lady-hood to survive. This shouldn’t make her unworthy of respect. It just offers an alternative narrative of how women may navigate a man’s world. Sansa may be girly, but she’s not weak; she just finds her strength within femininity itself.
"Why Sansa Stark is the Strongest Character on Game of Thrones" (x)

mistyaiya:

2013 Folio Society edition Pride & Prejudice Illustrations

The book has the freshness of a summer stream running to its inevitable happy conclusion’ ~ P. D. James

‘I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.’ One of the world’s favourite books, Pride and Prejudice has long been regarded as a classic romance. In Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen created the greatest pair of sparring lovers since Shakespeare’s Beatrice and Benedick. This sparkling comedy of manners features an inimitable cast of characters including the obsequious Mr Collins, the autocratic Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Mrs Bennet, the most embarrassing mother in literature.

The award-winning Balbusso twins have contributed eight exquisite illustrations to this edition, as well as a striking cover design. The novel’s celebrated first line is blocked in gold on the slipcase. In a new introduction, the author Sebastian Faulks praises ‘a novel of almost boundless wit and charm that has withstood film and television adaptations and attempts to define it as a “fairy tale” or a “rom-com”.’

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I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.

Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
Austen, Jane. Persuasion. (via wordsnquotes)
eliosu:


Today I took Sherlock along to do some shopping.
He seemed to enjoy himself with the cart very much.

From John Watson’s Diary, 18th February

eliosu:

Today I took Sherlock along to do some shopping.

He seemed to enjoy himself with the cart very much.

From John Watson’s Diary, 18th February

mckelvie:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

It took me a long time to realise why the male age line isn’t straight, but it’s because the years along the bottom axis aren’t equally spaced. Good visualisation of a depressing point, otherwise.

arrestedwesteros:

arrestedwesteros:

Buster: Are you guys planning a party?Oscar: Yes, it’s your father’s birthday. Which coincidentally is my birthday.Buster: Because you’re twins.
Good Grief - 2x04

Someone on twitter reminded me of this post, and it is absolutely one of my favorites.

arrestedwesteros:

arrestedwesteros:

Buster: Are you guys planning a party?
Oscar: Yes, it’s your father’s birthday. Which coincidentally is my birthday.
Buster: Because you’re twins.

Good Grief - 2x04

Someone on twitter reminded me of this post, and it is absolutely one of my favorites.

thirddeadlysin:

andthenisay:

talldecafcappuccino:

babygonzo:

I wish I could skip all this and just be 25 w a serious job and in a serious relationship I hate all this figuring out things

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YOU WILL KNOW NOTHING AT 25 YOU WILL BE EXACTLY THE SAME UNCERTAIN PERSON YOU ARE RIGHT NOW THERE WILL JUST ALSO BE BILLS ADULTHOOD IS JUST CHILDHOOD THAT COSTS MORE AND NO ONE MAKES YOU DINNER

35 IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME EXCEPT MORE BILLS AND FEWER EXCUSES

doctortennantsbum:

PLEASE ALLOW ME TO INTERRUPT YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SCROLLING WITH A BRIEF COMMENT ABOUT BEN WYATT AND LESLIE KNOPE

they’re perfect

YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SCROLLING