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Yet Sansa is also kind in this scene in the books. She feels guilty after humiliating Tyrion, and she tries to make amends by being courteous. The scene emphasizes that she’s both a likeable person who cares about others and someone who is bold and stubborn and defiant and will fight however she can. The existence of one trait does not contradict the other. She can stand up for herself and be a caring person. She can refuse to silently to do everything everyone expects from her without losing her “nice person” credentials. She can be a wonderful, caring individual, and yet not want to marry one of her enemies, no matter how courteous he seems. But not in the show. In the show, “niceness” is a bland, all-or-nothing kind of trait. Sansa is nice, and so she kneels. If she refused, she would be being cruel to Tyrion, our truly sympathetic character, and so she would be instantly transformed into a bitch.
Yes, the scenes were wonderfully acted, absolutely heartbreaking, and seemed emotionally genuine. The changes made sense in the context of the show. But everything about that context was a conscious decision on the part of the writers. They have adapted the books for screen, simplifying things while also keeping everything that is important. The message, then, is that Sansa’s defiance is unimportant. Her lack of consent is unimportant.
It’s much better for her to be nice.The way the girls are in songs.
― Sansa Stark Does Not Kneel || Feminist Fiction x (via glorianas)
“Hang the eucalyptus upside down by tying it to your shower head with twine. When you run your shower, the steam will rise up towards the eucalyptus, filling your bathroom with the most refreshing, relaxing scent. Plus, the added greens are lovely on the eyes. You’ll definitely feel a little closer to nature.”
I watch Grey on and off, I usually wait until the season is over and watch it all in a day or two, because it’s too heart breaking to wait a week for know what’s going to happen. I love Jackson and April and I love Calzona, because I fucking hated George and I think Callie deserves someone special and amazing and I am beyond pissed over the shit I’ve seen posted about Calzona.
I know Arizona was in a crash. We all know. Callie, of all people, knows. True enough, she wasn’t there - she didn’t hear Meredith cry, she didn’t see Christina lose her shit, she didn’t watch Lexie slip away and Mark slowly dying. She didn’t. She didn’t have her leg cut.
And in no way am I diminishing Arizona’s pain or grief. She went through something horrible. But the things she told Callie are bullshit. Callie lost a lot, she lost Mark, she lost her wife’s happiness, she lost her homelife. And she has lost a lot before, a big chunk of shit has really been thrown at Callie and she has always soldiered on and let it roll off her shoulder. She could have snapped with Arizona earlier. God knows she had enough reason to tell Arizona to fucking shove it - she knew that her wife would die over that leg and she made the best decision, even knowing that her wife would hate her.
Callie truly sacrificed her own happiness to save Arizona. And all Arizona has to tell her is that Callie is trying to get a badge of honour. Basically, what Arizona is doing is realizing that she’s no fucking good in a storm. That when the shit really hits the fan, that she shrinks and can’t deal, that she’s angry and bitter and can’t be the person she thinks she is. This brave, amazing person who deals with the shit she’s handled. That she’s not a real soldier, that her heart isn’t as true and brave as she would like it to be. And it doesn’t have to be. It’s fine to be weak, it’s okay. But she sees these qualities in Callie, during moments in which she can not see them in herself, and she resents Callie, because she feels that Callie is like this because she hasn’t suffered like she has.
Which is bullshit. It’s pure selfish bullshit and sure, she has the right to be selfish and mean and shitty but to cheat on Callie and then BLAME Callie for it? Fucking low move.
“You talked to one of my lieutenants. He has, over the years, played the role repeatedly and with great conviction. More often than not, he’s done so to protect my identity. Other times, it was because I suspected a potential client might.. struggle with my gender. As if men had a monopoly on murder.”
I would think that everything will go well in the next chapter that River song is alive and that our otp will be united. But this is no time to lie and wishful thinking, you hear as the Doctor was referring to Clara after going to Trenzalore with him? Moffat will ruin the character and history of…
River is already dead. For some unknown reason, most people seem to forget that River died the first time the Doctor met her. Through his eyes, the end has already come. And while I could get into a long discussion as to why River isn’t a “Classical Who” character - because she isn’t, because if anything, she’s very different from Classical Who female characters, who were always in awe of the Doctor, who were always girls he took away who knew nothing of the world, through his eyes, and whom he taught all and then left. Taste is one of those things that has no point in arguments - I personally think if any female character on the show is a sexist stereotype it’s River - she’s the perfect Mary Sue that you can project your own personality on and pretend it’s you. She’s pushy and dependant - she’s supposed to be this free woman, who doe as she pleases, but they make her come off as needy and too keen on the Doctor, too dependant on him and their relationship.
As for the Rose comments - Rose was amazing in many ways and while she does have some things in common with Clara, so did she with Amy or Martha or Donna. They were all amazing, strong women in different stages and points of their lives who met the Doctor and traveled with him because they showed true compassion and strengths. Rose’s strength was that she was willing to do anything for her own happiness and never gave up, even when things looked bleak. Her ability to be utterly faithful and believe, which helped the Doctor overcome some dark times. Clara’s strength is that she has spirit, she doesn’t walk away from a tough spot or a tough moment - she stays and helps. This isn’t sexist, this is kindness.
I totally agree that this relationships between Clara and the Doctor seems forced, unnatural. Too much for a wounded man who’s lost Amy not so long ago. But they’re supposed to explain why this episode and during the 50th special. If there’s a logical explanation, then I can believe it’s just them being naturally drawn to each other. But this constant insistence that River Song is somehow the shining beacon of non sexist female characters on the show is somehow annoying. She’s pushy and commanding and she seems to think that rules don’t apply to her, as does the 11th, and either one is annoying when they do this. She mimics the Doctor’s behaviour and actions to a point it’s like she can’t really make her own decision. The River we saw at the Library wasn’t this River - she was her own woman. This River is just… bland. She’s just the typical Moffat creation - comes off as super original and tries to hard to be badass and creative but just becomes to forced to be a new version of a stereotype.