"We're all mad here."

Corinne Parish, 19 year old studying Neuroscience & Psychology at the University of Glasgow.Throughout my life I would love to travel far and wide. There is nothing better than getting lost in a good book with a cup of tea.I love my furbaby Sayuri, drawing and/or painting, bright hair colours, food, gaming, disney films, cats, animals in general, good movies, music, shoes, boots, anything galaxy print, leggings, (all the Black Milk Clothing ever!), underwear, Aussie shampoos and conditioners (3 minute miracle you are a savior), manga/anime, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs. Game of Thrones, my PC, iPhone and iPad.



corinnestark:

nikkisshadetree:

serenadestrong:

theroguefeminist:

insect-ligaments:

thestoutorialist:

maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

reblogging for the excellent commentary

Commentary is super intriguing!

Yes, thank you!


New blog post on ladyellumina.blogspot.co.uk today on how to make your own twisted mixed metal and pearl necklace 😁 hope you guys all enjoy. #selfie #me #jewellery

New blog post on ladyellumina.blogspot.co.uk today on how to make your own twisted mixed metal and pearl necklace 😁 hope you guys all enjoy. #selfie #me #jewellery

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thefinnishgypsy:

daniemore:

shaun-coco:

honeybooboolovescheetos5ever:

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

This is amazing.

YOU GO MOMMA CAT! This is the best post I’ve seen all day!


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thefinnishgypsy:

daniemore:

shaun-coco:

honeybooboolovescheetos5ever:

stunningpicture:

Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.

That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat

This is amazing.

YOU GO MOMMA CAT! This is the best post I’ve seen all day!

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"I know that somewhere upon the grass, her dragons hatched, and so did she. I know she is proud. How not? What else was left her but pride? I know she is strong. How not? The Dothraki despise weakness. If Daenerys had been weak, she would have perished with Viserys. I know she is fierce. Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen are proof enough of that. She has survived assassins and conspiracies and fell sorceries, grieved for a brother and a husband and a son, trod the cities of the slavers to dust beneath her dainty sandalled feet."
(for Julia ♥ )




petemaximoff:

just so you know what is going on in my country right now:

  • votes came in for independence 45% yes 55% no
  • media very “”no”” centred and bias
  • unionists are now attacking yes voters
  • a seventeen year old girl has been stabbed
  • they are burning our saltire giving nazi salutes
  • our first minister resigns

please signal boost this 


A year ago I brought this lil cutie home, and every day my heart melts when I look at her. I love you my furbaby Sayuri 💕 #birman #cat #beauty

A year ago I brought this lil cutie home, and every day my heart melts when I look at her. I love you my furbaby Sayuri 💕 #birman #cat #beauty

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Such a cute little bag 💕 #rogueandwolf #jewellery #cute

Such a cute little bag 💕 #rogueandwolf #jewellery #cute

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sassy-hannah:

Im not sure if my personality is more tina or louise 


twitch-the-tiny:

xxjustsomebloggerxx:

thegoddamazon:

wifelife:

Girls, when you’re feeling sad, just remember:

  • a vagina can go back to it’s original size after taking something 20x its size
  • a penis will end up looking like an empty potato sack that’s been run over quite a lot if it does

You can do this girl.

Be as resilient as your vagina.

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Shine bright like a ‘gina

 THIS IS THE MOST UPLIFTING POST

This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever read.

Tumblr can be so interesting sometimes…


theroguefeminist:

i literally find every iteration of this meme HILARIOUS no matter what fandom it involves