Let no one think of me that I am humble or weak or passive; let them understand I am of a different kind: dangerous to my enemies, loyal to my friends. To such a life glory belongs.

Medea (via fuckyeahgreatplays)

I’ve been reading so much scholarship on Medea as a hero-play lately, and Medea (the character) as a hero-figure. It’s fascinating to read - she’s obsessed with oaths and honor in the play, and her rage at Jason is not so much sexual jealousy as it is a heroic contempt for a man who betrayed his oath to her. Her pronouncement above, βαρεῖαν ἐχθροῖς καὶ φίλοισιν εὐμενῆ (harsh to enemies and kind-willed toward friends) is central to the Greek hero’s honor code.

She comes off as very Achilles-like (he lets many of the Greek soldiers die to get back at Agamemnon; Medea murders her sons to get back at Jason).

By that logic, Medea’s infanticide is actually a great sacrifice on her part to avenge her wounded honour - she follows the masculine hero-code to the letter and accomplishes her goal. And this means that the ending of the play is actually a happy ending; Medea is wholly triumphant over Jason and has succeeded in emotionally destroying him, which was what she set out to do. Her actions are approved by the gods, and she exits victorious to bury the bodies of her sons, leaving Jason without even a chance to attend the funeral.

If you can find it, read Elizabeth Brighton Bongie’s “Heroic Codes in the Medea of Eurpides,” because hot damn, those hero-codes.

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neutroisenjolras:

do u ever start to do a thing that is Stereotypically Mentally Ill (i.e. rocking, crying n muttering and doing Weird movements) and u feel like u r Faking it to seem mentally ill. even tho its completely involuntary and u r alone so thers no one to fake to except urself

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vernonating:

Did I already reblog this? Who cares. I’m reblogging this.

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sabrielshipping-charliebartlett:

"We’re preparing you for the real world"

I don’t meant to alarm you but

the real world has calculators

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vanconcastiel:

angelriv:

askswedishfish:

crying

seems legit…

As a Canadian I can 100% confirm

As a Hockey fan, I think this applies to all of us. 

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hot fuzz

erikawithac: bapgeek2geekbap:

this entire movie is a lesson in cinematic foreshadowing. i don’t think there’s a single line uttered that doesn’t relate to something that happens later.

this is a movie that is great and then becomes thirty times better on the rewatch

I’m just in it for the old lady getting drop-kicked over a fence. Also, Sea Mine. 

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durnesque-esque:

alltheworldsbackstage:

My Costumer taught me his bitter song, and it is guaranteed to make you feel better, especially if sang with a group of people joining in. So I thought I’d share it for any of you who might need it

If you’re bitter and you’re jaded clap your hands

If you’re bitter and you’re jaded clap your hands

If you’re bitter and sadistic and about to go ballistic

If you’re bitter and you’re jaded clap your hands

image

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Question of the day

pansexualfacts:

yourfriendlyneighborhoodsatanist:

cloudfreed:

nonbinaryanders:

underknower:

bisexuwhales:

Time for some bi positivity! What’s your favorite thing about being bi? or pan or lgbt in general?

the pure, unfiltered power

The ability to commune with unicorns.

glowing in the dark

Shapeshifting

T H E V O I D

Soul trap. I have a very nice ring full of human souls. 

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catherineaddington:

I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

THIS is why I’m so fascinated by historical fashion trends.

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