[Cersei] even decided to bust Brienne’s chops over Jaime - a man she no longer even seems to be interested in herself. It’s worth noting too that the series has landed down firmly on the “Brienne secretly loves Jaime” side of the fence, which weakens her character if you ask me.
Really doe? Like one of the biggest reasons that Brienne followed Renly was because she was in love with him and he showed her kindness by dancing with her when no one else would. That is why she was a kick ass warrior and was willing to die for him. She was still kick ass in love with Renly. Why is it a stretch for her to fall in love with Jaime when he did much more for her than dancing? He saved her from being raped. He saved her from a bear by putting his body on the line. He told her things he never told another soul. And he’s fucking handsome as all get out too.
It doesn’t make her less kick ass to be in love with him. Just means she’s a human being with human feelings who has fallen in love.
Or even more accurately with women who aren’t traditional love interests as not being as bad ass if they are in love or the insistence that this has to be a brotp because she is not traditionally beautiful. Meanwhile people eat up Sandor and Sansa like it going out of style. I’m not saying that as a insult to people who like that pairing. I’m saying that it is interesting that our reactions to the traditional beauty and the beast trope is acceptable when a male is the beast. But if a woman is less than a runway model they are seen as someone unworthy of romantic love.
Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via blvckovt)
Reblogging until I remember Cecilia Payne’s name without looking it up.
First multi-racial cast performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Whitney Houston was producing Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” and was to star in it until she decided that Brandy Norwood would make a better Cinderella. Brandy would not do it unless her idol Whitney took the Fairy Godmother role.
Brandy Norwood became the first African-American to play Cinderella. This version broke viewer-ship records when it debuted, and it holds the record for the bestselling video for a made for TV movie.
So fuck any noise where people say audiences don’t want to see a mixed race couple, or more people of color. This was a success from television. I still remember Brandy singing Impossible.
That ought to happen again. Mixed race live action cast where the relationships don’t made genetic or racial sense.
THIS CINDERELLA WAS SO GREAT.
And also, I have worked with Paolo Montalban and he is DELIGHTFUL. #humblebrag #smswag
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