additionally, I CANNOT GET OVER Steve’s fucking Sadness Errands that he keeps running around DC, like, his schedule literally goes
6 AM: jogging
7:15: unburden soul to total stranger, lacking better options
3 PM: visit own museum exhibit to stare at the Dead Best Friend Wall
4:30: attempt meaningful human connection with sole surviving contemporary; fail due to Alzheimer’s
6 PM: dinner for one
7 PM: contemplate own loneliness, probably
[police officer] “sir are you in possession of any illegal drugs”
“sure thing son whatchu need”
examples: the merchant’s daughter who outwits her cannibalistic captor from василиса прекрасная (vasilisa’s doll), misána who outwits her cannibalistic husband from ímarasugssuaq nuliak inuattik (ímarasugssuaq who ate his wives), the princess who outwits her cannibalistic father from ஸ்ரீ மிராண்டியாக ராஜா (shri badat the cannibal king)
cannibals defeated by male heroes are often supernatural strangers [e.g. the giant from jack and the beanstalk or the demon from 3人の兄弟と鬼 (the three brothers and the oni)]; heroines, however, are usually more intimately acquainted with their cannibalistic antagonists, who are most commonly their bridegrooms or maternal figures [e.g. the thief/suitor from hangiului canibal (the cannibal innkeeper, a robber bridegroom variant) or the stepmother from schneewittchen (snow white)]…additionally, male heroes may prevail by means of physical strength, whereas female heroines must use their cleverness and magic.
young women who outwit cannibals abound in the world of the fairy tale…cannibalism linked with the maturation of a heroine is a primary folkloric theme…cannibalism is used as a metaphor for the relationship between women [e.g. la belle au bois dormant (sleeping beauty) or the lassie and her godmother mary (jomfru maria som gudmor)].
while both boy and girl in hänsel und gretel (hansel and gretel) are threatened by the maternal, gretel, not caged, is more clearly pitted against the witch, kills her, and saves her brother…[in der wacholder (the juniper tree),] a boy child is threatened by an evil mother or witch, and the girl child provides the agency through which he is saved or revenged.
in each story, the girl child is forced into an alliance with the evil maternal; gretel in preparing the oven for her brother and the girl in the juniper tree in cooking her brother’s remains. there are two possible readings of this focus on the girl child. one is that the girl child is in some way indoctrinated into taking her place in the threateningly cannibalistic female position through coercion; the other is that there is a connection between girls and women and domestic preparation of food.
post 838 of an infinity-part series
wtf kind of turtle is that
science of tumblr can you please explain this
in which the actor who plays one of television’s least likable characters is actually super considerate and cool