"Stripped. Head shaved. Made to wear a dress. Questioned, questioned, questioned; called names, called names, called names. Imprisoned. They made a cage to keep her in. They put her in chains. Attempted rape, attempted rape, attempted rape. (“I tried several times, playing with her, to touch her breasts, trying to place my hands on her chest, which Jehanne would not suffer, but pushed me away with all her strength.”) Tried to jump out the window and die, at one point; it didn’t work; the charges against her therefore included “cowardice.” Joan of Arc, found guilty of cowardice. Abandoned by her friends, abandoned by her King. (Most noble Lord Dauphin, I am come and am sent to you from God to give succor to the kingdom and to you.) Made to fight the hopeless battle, arrow in the neck. The King made her submit to a stranger’s finger up her vagina, to prove she was a virgin, before he would talk to her. The men who took her to the King thought she was crazy and planned to put her in a ditch. The man who sent her to the King thought she ought to be sent back to her father and whipped. All of this, just because she stood up and said she was the girl, the very special girl, the girl who could save them all. And then they were going to burn her alive, and at that point, only at that point, she broke down. It wasn’t real, she was sorry, it wasn’t real, she was everything they said she was, she was evil, the mission was evil, the visions were evil, the visions lied, they told her she was going to be okay, God told her she was going to be okay, fuck God, fuck the most noble Lord Dauphin, fuck France, fuck everything, she didn’t want to be Joan of Arc any more.

That’s the worst thing, the thing so terrible that the official position of the Catholic church is that this was impossible and therefore never actually happened: Toward the end, it wasn’t that nobody believed Joan of Arc. It was that Joan of Arc didn’t believe herself."

— Running Towards The Gunshots: A Few Words About Joan of Arc (via gatheringbones)

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I hatehatehate mind-numbingly irrational plot developments. 

The Castle premiere is killing me. OF COURSE Castle must be in on the kidnapping. There could be NO OTHER POSSIBLE EXPLANATION. It’s not like blackmail and long-range snipers and a thousand other things could be used to make somebody do something against their will. Nope.

 fuckery  castle  liveblog  


There are no Jack Kerouacs or Holden Caulfields for girls. Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men.

"Great" books, as defined by the Western canon, didn’t contain female protagonists I could admire. In fact, they barely contained female protagonists at all.


It’s Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That’s Not About Love - Kelsey McKinney - The Atlantic (via davidlynchshair)

Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves.

Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves.

Literary girls don’t take road-trips to find themselves.

And so when a real girl decides to do so, men tell her it isn’t safe. Better stay home.

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Posted 2 weeks ago - 59,999 notes - SOURCE

I just… what??

I just… what??

Posted 2 weeks ago - 2 notes

I can’t watch DayZ streams anymore because I’m so sick of guys in full gear with nice guns chasing down and shooting hapless fresh spawns with splitting axes, and then bitching about how “that guy nearly killed me” because “this game is so fuckin’ bugged.”

Wearing fucking military-grade armor and acting like their life was put in ~such unfair danger~ because of a bug in an alpha game.


Funny how the idea that the axe-wielding newspawn might be suffering from the same bugs (only without the l33t headset/graphics card/gaming mouse to make up for it) never seems to occur to them.

 dayz  fuckery  

Geek guys who try to escape from a reality that makes them feel inferior by burying themselves inside a cocoon of “logic,” nihilism, and objectivism/anarchism/Asian cultural fetishization/whatever other faux-intellectual philosophy makes them feel better about themselves


MMO min/maxers

Ethnic nationalists


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This was on the news today, are you kidding me?

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Posted 4 months ago - 373,390 notes - SOURCE

I can’t wait for the day I can come back to the South for a visit and just enjoy being home without having to deal with all my family’s bullshit.

I miss the South so much but damn, I don’t miss this crap one bit.





wine tastes so bad. I’m convinced the whole world is in on an inside joke together trying to persuade me that wine tastes good to them. there’s no way any one can like the taste of it. it’s like bug spray. the whole frickin world pretends to like bug spray. I don’t understand why. stop the madness

wine is an acquired taste. if you don’t like it, acquire some taste

I think about this a lot

And I think acquired taste is a bit…off as a concept

I think it’s more about learning how to differentiate between different favors of alcohol, and figuring out what you like and don’t like.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that you might not like any of it, and no one should be forced to do anything they don’t want to do.

Reblogging bc people give me that “you just have to keep drinking it until you like it!” bullshit and I am 100000% not here or there or anywhere for that.

Especially bc the ultimate goal of “acquiring the taste” seems to be acquiring the ability to drink enough of it to get drunk, which is just a terrible idea tbh.

Posted 6 months ago - 200,301 notes - SOURCE

krauss, heartbreak and curry