The Secret History characters as literature genres

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The only book they’ve ever read is their Nana’s Bible; they run barefoot through the fields and forests, and eat ripe berries so quickly their hands and faces are stained red. Their house may be old and half-collapsed but the fire in their hearts is young and strong.

bravehearx:

mythology meme → one of seven greek gods/goddesses

ATHENA – Athena (Αθηνη) was the great Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon.

aprildralle:

mquester:

I loved this scene so much. The actors play off this pairing as flirty and adorable in a way the characters really weren’t in the novels IMO. 

That said, when she said the line, “Girls see more blood than boys,” my husband was all confused and like, “What, warrior women, she means?”

So I just looked at him and started listing off, “Blood from their periods every month, maybe blood from sex, blood from childbirth, blood from tending and washing the wounded and dead…That’s been true for most of womankind all through history.”

And he got very, very quiet.

I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m reblogging again for the commentary because this little exchange is like a wink to the female audience that I really loved and I guarantee you that any woman who saw this would know exactly what she means. There are a pretty big chunk of men in the world who don’t think that “women’s work” or women’s bodies are worth knowing about. Also I think find it really amusing when he tries to pass off his ignorance with, “you’re different, you’re not like other women” and she immediately shuts that down.

flacamaritza:

flacamaritza:

I haven’t fully formed my thoughts on this, but like… does anyone else find it odd that the ONLY character from The L Word who spoke about feminism, sexism, rape, abuse, etc. in a profound and first hand manner is the one character who was trashed beyond recognition, by both the shows creators and the fans?

Did it have to be Jenny? Was it because she made the audience too uncomfortable, forcing them to actually think for once instead of spending six seasons just drooling over Shane?

WAS THE L WORD REALLY SUPPOSED TO IGNORE THIS WOMAN’S JOURNEY IS WHAT I’M ASKING  ARE WE REALLY GOING TO PRETEND SHE ISN’T ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX FEMALE CHARACTERS OF ALL TIME 

Stanley park, BC

Juliette Lamet by Melanie Rodriguez for Melle Ninon

llmns