i’m just so incredibly impressed with episode six, and because i’m definitely not good with words, i can’t pinpoint as to exactly why it is. i think a lot of it has to do with constance and aramis, roles switched where she defends them instead of it being the other way around. kudos. makes me love her character even more.
or maybe it’s got to do with the fact that they incorporated a bit of the man in the iron mask. i’d been wondering if that would play into it at all considering that’s another popular story from dumas.
however, i think what ultimately got me was the minor center on aramis and his relative connection with agnes. i really enjoy having background information revealed, and i think this episode did that. i think this showed us a bit of what santiago has previously stated about his character, that he has a great respect for women, and he simply cares. although, i’ve seen quite a few reviews and complaints already about his demeanor towards agnes, that there seemed to be some attraction going on, and personally, that’s now how i saw it?
its a model. its edited from this post. the model isn’t named
From Lorde to Macklemore, it’s a sentiment that’s galling for its popularity: white artists need to stop using the wealth signifiers of rap music to gesture at their self-important “anti-consumerism.” What Allen misses as she washes rims in a kitchen decorated only with bottles of champagne is that it’s not anti-consumerism when it only targets one type of consumer.
Rap owns a unique history soundtracking the triumph of financial success in a country that long barred black Americans from that success. It shouldn’t be an opportunity for white artists to wax superior. Beyond poor taste, it’s the myopia of latent racism that’s more anxious about gold chains on a rapper than an Armani tie on a hedge fund analyst.
Similarly, Lily Allen’s response to sexist industry demands for thinness becomes entirely ineffectual when it lashes out against women who succeed despite those demands. Allen is not savily critiquing the world of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus, she’s resentfully bemoaning not getting to enjoy the same success.
“Hard Out Here” is the opposite of Mileywave. Instead of using black women as props to further her career, Allen blames them for its stagnation. In full-sleeved dresses Allen mocks her inability to twerk amidst women of color in body suits who launch into exaggerated dance moves, licking their hands and then rubbing their crotch. Her older white male manager tries to get to her to mimic them. Meanwhile she sings, “Don’t need to shake my ass for you/‘Cause I’ve got a brain.” Cut to black women shaking their ass, so much for sisterly solidarity.
i love it and may have just put “mama bear multisexual” in my about.
fun things to do: going to look at one of your post from a few months on the dash (to look at the tags idk with the xkit extension), scrolling down, forgetting how long ago the posts your looking at are from, liking someones post, and than looking like you were hardcore creeping on their blog