I feel like we should be saying things like...

"Hey, you...guy. The dames, eh? Yeah, the dames. Stupid dames. You having any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all...idiots. You know, between the dames and the horses, sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on."

That's how people talk in bars, isn't it?

en passant
Q: Hello! I saw you've been talking a bit about Measure for Measure recently -- I'm a big Shakespeare lover, but I don't know anything about this one. Is there a production (film or stage!) you'd recommend watching to start me off?
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hahahahahahahaha jokes; literally none. i’m so sorry that all you can do is read it, talk to people who care (read: me.), and wait for productions to come to you (AND 3/4 OF ALL MEASURE FOR MEASURE PRODUCTIONS ARE TERRIBLE), but that’s…literally it. the one and only thing you might be able to find is from a timewhen the bbc decided to do all the shakespeares and it’s perfunctory and also terrible! don’t watch that! it ends happily! (spoiler alert: the play…really does not.)

The Illusionist (2006)

plantagenet | lustylannister | plantagenet:

“As you command. ‘I love you’ thrice?”

“Thrice.” She had to reach him.

#HAHA BITCH IT DOESN’T WORK #U MAD CERSEI? #U MAD? #YOUR STUPID MANIPULATIVE WAYS DON’T FUCKING WORK ANYMORE BECAUSE JAIME HAS ~SEEN THE MOTHERFUCKING LIGHT~

Haha oh my god those were my exact thoughts upon reading that part of the book. You are golden.

Wow, really? REALLY? You can keep your opinions at hand, that’s fine, but please don’t be adding hate into the text of my graphics posts. That’s just rude.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, nothing I love more than “Jaime has seen the light.” Yeah, Jaime has seen the light so fucking bright he’s too dazzled to fantasize about his sister OH WAIT WHAT’S THE LAST THING HE THINKS ABOUT BEFORE HE “PUTS IT IN THE FIRE” IT IS HOW MUCH HE WOULD MISS HIS SISTER’S TONGUE IN HIS MOUTH IF HE WERE TO RIP IT OUT. So redeemed! So over her! So full of light! So full of light from his travels that he came back never wanting to touch her again OH WAIT WHAT’S THAT YOU SAY hmm is it time for a refresher for Jaime’s first action upon returning from his ~redemption, remind me, what did he do, did he FUCK HIS SISTER ON AN ALTAR NEXT TO HIS SON’S CORPSE IN A SEPT FULL OF CANDLES? Why yes! Yes he did! After which he proposed marriage to her, and when she pointed out that that was the worst idea ever to idea, he fell into a sulk that may still be carrying him through to this day. So he and his sister endeavor to exist copacetically for about half a book (and by “endeavor” I mean “make complete assholes of themselves via yelling incessantly at each other whilst thinking about fucking each other way more often than is healthy”), and Jaime does such wise and objective and totes-hands-off political maneuvers as attempting to have a political conference with his sister whilst she’s naked in the bath. (FOR NO ACTUAL REASON; Jaime Lannister why are you even pretending to be there oh wait). And then he fucks off to the riverlands! Because he’s seen the light and is trying to get away from his sister ASAP, SURELY not because she sent him away, SURELY he didn’t protest and CLEARLY he doesn’t think about her from then on out, NEVER with longing and/or sexual feelings, nope, not our Jaime, he’s got a clean slate. (What’ve you got, Jaime? “I do not have a little wife. I have a sister.” O OKAY.) The cleanest. Because nothing says “ah! I understand that you are a BAD PERSON whilst I seek to be a GOOD PERSON” like “Lancel, Kettleblack, Moon Boy.” It’s like a hymn to redemption and fresh starts!

Fuck that. Fuck that. The Lannister siblings share moral culpability, on balance; they’re both defined by amorality and made interesting, made human, within that. They don’t stop being selfish; they don’t stop being antagonists; they don’t stop being incredibly at ease with sacrificing others in the name of themselves. Neither does; both abide. Jaime is not a good man. Jaime is certainly not a good man struggling under the wicked yoke of his horrible manipulating sister. Cersei is not a good woman, but Cersei is not insincere in her feelings (ADWD chapter II, looking at youuu)—she gets to have human feelings whilst being in an antagonist role and doing unapologetically fucked-up things, is the point. They’re both fairly amoral people with similar backgrounds and symmetrical feelings and very different modes operandi; neither one makes the other evil, and trying to make one of them Good, capital G, misses the point.

I don’t even give a shit what your feelings are about the twinship as ~romance, but CERSEI IS EVIL AND JAIME WAS CONNED is bullshit. I’m so done with this.

Tonight I saw The Tourist.

Not going to talk about the plot(?). Not going to talk about the main players. Never going to talk about this movie again. I simply need to alert the world:

Rufus Sewell’s in this movie. Guess what he’s playing? A VENITIAN.

ALERT ALERT ALERT THIS IS A PATTERN BUT EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS THE PROJECT IS EMPIRICALLY AWFUL. (GET OUT OF VENICE, RUFUS! STOP TRYING TO PICK UP LADIES OR SOLVE CRIME! IT NEVER WORKS IN YOUR FAVOUR, AND CERTAINLY NOT IN MINE.)

emmahyphenjane:

Buffy the vampire Slayer Rewatch | 2.14 - Innocence

Spike: You’ve really got a yen to hurt this girl, haven’t you?
Angel: She made me feel like a human being. That’s not the kind of thing you just forgive.

#So is Camelot worth watching? I was underwhelmed by the pilot but I am also very shallow.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck no.

RF