Day Twenty-Six, Film You’ve Seen the Most Times - The Fellowship of the Ring
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Official Teaser Trailer
Myrkur - ‘Nattens Barn’
One-woman black metal project from Denmark. Her debut EP is out September 16 via Relapse Records.
CAN’T STOP LISTENING HELP
catsbeaversandducks:My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME
I think I’ve reblogged this before bUT I DONT CARE ITS SO CUTEWinston’s calling
I don’t think this is how my grandma intended it to be used when she bought it 60 years ago, but it’s so great to sew on and also it makes me feel like a real handy 50’s housewife although i have no idea what i’m doing
They were once Men. Great kings of Men. Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them Nine Rings of Power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question. One by one, falling into darkness. They are the Nazgûl. Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead.
"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.