1x03 → 4x06
Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.
I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected
Paint in Oil
Fucking kids care more about each other than we do
I still love this.
Sorry to be that person who adds comments to gifsets, but I have to talk about the perfection of this little exchange.
The Fosters subverts the traditional family narrative in a lot of ways. Some are obvious - two mothers, mix of biological, adopted, and fostered children, and multiple races/ethnicity represented within one family. But some are more subtle, and I think it’s these subtle moments that make the show so great.
Let’s break down the above scene, for example.
We’ve seen this scene many times before - the teenage daughter is going out on a date with a boy, and a parent (usually the father) is reiterating the curfew. The boy answers with some variation of “yes, sir” and the teenagers go on their way. This scene, played over and over again on almost every TV show I can think of, has shown generations of girls that boys are responsible for them. That the boy is the one in charge.
But Lena’s not having that. She wasn’t talking to Wyatt when she gave the curfew; she was talking to Callie. It seems like such a small thing but it’s really a huge thing, because it tells Callie (and all the young women like her who are hopefully watching this show) that she is responsible for herself. That she has agency, that she is in charge of her own actions.
I consider myself a feminist and a “modern” parent, but I honestly didn’t even blink when Lena gave the curfew and Wyatt responded, “Got it.” I expected the scene to end there, because that’s what we’ve seen time and time again. But I am so glad The Fosters exists to make me re-think my expectations. This show is constantly challenging our perceptions of what it means to be a family, and in doing so is perhaps teaching us something about how to best parent our children in this changing world.
Here is a pic of Grace Jones shoving cake into Divine’s mouth at what I believe was Grace’s 30th birthday party…you’re welcome!
It’s like “The Creation of Adam,” but relevant to my interests.
requested by flywithafreebird
"gentle reminder that cleopatra’s beauty is rumored to have started wars in ancient history" — a post going around Tumblr
Actually Cleopatra was said to have not actually been that beautiful — men said that until she opened her mouth, she was simply average. What made her beautiful according to Plutarch was her personality and intelligence. Her sparkling wit, charming personality, talent with over half a dozen languages, and in-depth knowledge of almost everything was just so impressive that she often became beautiful in their eyes.
So while that post is nice in that it’s trying to say that women are becoming more beautiful and that if you lived in 30 B.C., you could have started wars, I like this version much better.
You may not be traditionally beautiful, but goddamn neither was Cleopatra and she seduced two of the most powerful men in the world.
My thighs are huge cuz they’re full of secrets
Wrap them around my ears and let me hear them all
You smooth motherfucker
I am so sweaty right now
"Papa, what did the ’80s sound like?"
This is so many levels of brilliant
Aw man, that old concertina fold printer paper though!
Probably one of the best costumes from the con that I’ve seen.