stannisbaratheon
coordinatornarvin:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

You forgot the best one though-
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

coordinatornarvin:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

You forgot the best one though-

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

hellnoradfems

Anonymous asked:

I do not mean to be rude but not every feminist uses the incident you mentioned in a recent post to explain rape culture. Rape culture is when my boyfriend told me to not tell any one I lost my vCard to him. Rape culture is when I was called pretty by a stranger who wanted me to get in his car. Rape culture is slap ass Friday at school. Rape culture is the unneeded sexualization of my body by society today. My research is my life experience. Just wanted to state how I felt.

hellnoradfems answered:

Rape culture is not telling people to be responsible for their own safety. That’s common sense.
Rape culture is defining rape in a way that makes it nearly impossible for a woman to rape a man, thus giving statistics that perpetuate the fear of all men despite the fact that rape as a crime has been decreasing year after year for decades.
Rape culture is stealing a term created to describe the treatment of prison rape victims in to a boogeyman of fear, despite the fact that men are more likely by far to face violence from a stranger.
Rape culture is telling men that they can stop rape, despite the existence of female rapists whose victims include men and women.
Rape culture is male victims being asked if she was hot, and having their sexuality questioned if they tell anyone they were raped.

You are but one woman, and your experience is not a wide enough statistical data set to extrapolate to the experience of half of the planet. I’m not saying that your experience isn’t valid, just that it’s not reasonable to use it to try and suggest that culturally we excuse or encourage women to be raped without punishment. Consider the following: In prison, the hierarchy places rapists only above pedophiles on the totem pole. Indeed, even criminals despise rapists. These people who are supposed to be the worst of our society view rapists as the absolutely worst people only above the rapists who raped kids. Does that really sound like acceptance of rape on a societal level? Cause that doesn’t sound like it to me.