i think an interesting practice is the whole thing of always killing an animal that had killed a human. like including wild animals where there’s often some costly large scale hunt to track it down and while yeah there is stuff “it gets a taste for human flesh” or whatever but that doesnt apply when its something like a bear that mauled a hiker after getting startled where a lot of time and effort will then be devoted to tracking it down and killing it
like the whole practice feels weirdly ritualistic i kinda wanna say primordial or something and its interesting bc its fully integrated as a “modern” practices without feeling archaic or “traditionalist”
This is happening with sharks where I live right now, and yes, it’s absolutely a tit for tat ritual designed to make us feel like we are still the top of the food chain.
It has a taste for blood? No shit sherlock it’s a fucking great white shark
“It saddens me to see girls proudly declaring they’re not like other girls – especially when it’s 41,000 girls saying it in a chorus, never recognizing the contradiction. It’s taking a form of contempt for women – even a hatred for women – and internalizing it by saying, Yes, those girls are awful, but I’m special, I’m not like that, instead of stepping back and saying, This is a lie.
The real meaning of “I’m not like the other girls” is, I think, “I’m not the media’s image of what girls should be.” Well, very, very few of us are. Pop culture wants to tell us that we’re all shallow, backstabbing, appearance-obsessed shopaholics without a thought in our heads beyond cute boys and cuter handbags. It’s a lie – a flat-out lie – and we need to recognize it and say so instead of accepting that judgment as true for other girls, but not for you.”—“I’m not like the other girls”, Claudia Gray (via fantasticremus)
I love doing my thing while someone else is in the room doing their thing. Like if you come over and you want to sit by the window and read while I sit on the floor drawing something and listening to a cd that would be very nice.
so today it snowed for the first time this year and ive naturally been online all day and didnt know so i went to take out the garbage in bare feet and stepped in an inch snow and i just yelled "what the fUCK" and i just heard my neighbour in his backyard go “oh my god she’s outside”
okay seriously what the fuck this wasnt that funny
“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also”—
This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.
So I was rethinking my Blue is Rumple’s mother theory post and I think Blue could be Pan’s own mother instead.
Peter Pan in the original story had issues with his own mother.
Pan killing his mother as for the dark curse would parallel Regina killing her father for the dark curse.
Some people have mentioned that the dark curse requires a heart but the soul/shadow might be a satisfying equivalent. I say this taking into consideration that Pan went for Henry’s shadow/soul after not being able to take his heart.
Blue’s death seems too abrupt..too sudden and has to mean more.
It’d fit in with this show’s obsession with parents abandoning their children and Henry’s fucked-up family tree.
Bonus reason as to why Pan’s specific animosity towards Blue probably isn’t random:
It’d make sense why Pan would allow Tink(an adult female i.e two things he doesn’t seem to like on Neverland) stay in Neverland and trust her. Both of them were betrayed by the Blue Fairy.Nothing unites people like a common enemy.:p