elidyce:

formerqueenregent:

"Yes," said Eustace, "and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk about Narnia or do anything about Narnia, she says ‘What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you still thinking about all those funny games we used to play when we were children.’ "

"Oh Susan!" said Jill. "She’s interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations. She always was a jolly sight too keen on being grow-up."

"Grown-up, indeed," said the Lady Polly. "I wish she would grow up. She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste all the rest of her life trying to stay that age. Her whole idea is to race on to the silliest time of one’s life as quick as she can and then stop there as long as she can."

"Well, let’s not talk about that now," said Peter.

       

The one I wanted to throttle was Polly. Lucy is possibly young enough not to really get it yet but Polly was a grown-ass woman and should have known better than to talk that kind of shit about a young woman wanting to stop being a child.

Susan wanted to grow up. She wanted (as mentioned in ‘The Horse And His Boy’) to fall in love and get married. She worried, she protected, she mothered. And she was the only one, the only one out of all of them, who got it right. Aslan told them they had to move on. To grow up. To find him in their own world. 

Susan was Aslan’s big fucking success. The others couldn’t do it. They couldn’t take the lessons they’d learned in Narnia into their own world. They couldn’t make a difference there - no, they all spent their time obsessing with getting back. Narnia was heaven for them and they couldn’t function anywhere else, so Aslan took them back one last time to suspend them forever in the only world they wanted.

Narnia was not Susan’s heaven. Narnia was not what Susan wanted. Eternal youth and innocence was not what Susan wanted. Susan wanted to grow. Susan wanted to grow up. Susan wanted love, and family, and her own world. Susan’s heaven was the one drawn from Earth, from a life lived to the full.

Since I was a kid, I have always thought of ‘The Last Battle’ as a very sad story because it is ultimately a story of failure. All the ‘kings and queens of Narnia’ die and are brought back to the dying magical world because they couldn’t accept what Aslan had told them over and over about growing up and moving on. They weren’t supposed to come back. It was a final act of mercy that Aslan allowed them to do so, since they couldn’t bear to live in their own world.

I think Susan would visit them someday, with her queen’s crown and her blazing red lipstick and the lines of growth and character on her face, and very gently explain to the perpetual children in Narnia that she was thankful that Aslan hadn’t taken her with the others. That she was thankful for her children and grandchildren, for boyfriends and husbands, for a life that was full and happy and productive. That she never needed Narnia to be happy. That she missed them, that she’d mourned for them, but she wouldn’t change her own choice for anything.

(via nobodysuspectsthebutterfly)

bemusedlybespectacled:

gryffindor: I want to learn things that make me stronger and let me protect people

ravenclaw: I want to learn things because learning is fun and exciting

hufflepuff: I want to learn things that are practical and can help people

slytherin: I want to learn things so that I can be ahead of everyone else

(via droo216)

folieadetox:

christmas list:

  • no more anxiety 
  • $$$$$$
  • clear skin

(via stereobone)

mvlans:

i don’t ship it but i fanart-ship it

(via droo216)

booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

(via heythisisbecky)

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

foreverpruned:

black-american-queen:

dapenguinninja:

giddytf2:

gyrojojo:

leylatimur:

yeeees

why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?

and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong

Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both

i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula

Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world

although perhaps a bit too literal

Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me

you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”

(via standalonespirit)

The baton then passed to Don McGregor, who talked about his time working on Black Panther, saying that writing an all black cast was controversial at the time. “People kept asking, where are the white people? So I had the Panther fight the Ku Klux Klan.”

LMAO (via stareintothemaggotdrawer)

This is the best goddamn response I have ever seen

(via ai-yo)

(via into-the-weeds)

earloffabulousness:

Person: You should try dressing normal for once

Me:image

(via hellotailor)

Your daddy may not have gotten the place he always wanted, but he had something better. He had love.

this set is dedicated to the lovely members at disneyforprincesses
You guys are amazing. I love your contribution to the fandom and how wonderful you guys are. You ladies are open minded and willing to speak out about serious issues with Disney. I love you guys, keep doing what you’re doing!

(via emilianadarling)

johannathemad:

a Frankenstein AU where the cutest freckled thing ever is created

star-anise:

lemonsharks:

star-anise:

Can I have a story from any fantasy ‘verse with a travelling shieldmaiden who’s looking for a guy with an adequate castle so that she can marry him, settle down, live with a baby perpetually on her hip, and pour boiling oil on anyone who attacks her?

I’ve been reading fairy tales and things based on them lately, and I like the idea of “going off to seek your fortune” meaning “we have no more land for you to live on and no more food to feed you so you need to walk thataway until you find a community that needs your skills and can take you in.”  So some girls know herbs or woodworking or whatever, and other girls are very handy with a double-headed axe.  It’s a MARKETABLE SKILL!  Also they brew very nice beer, if you let them stay over the winter you won’t regret it.

I’ve been wandering back through your tumblr trying to find the summoning-demons-for-the-vine post so I can nominate the bastard for yuletide, and I found this and now I want to write this (for you but also for myself) because that is fantastic. why doesn’t it exist. 

:D :D :D

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(via into-the-weeds)

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*Disney
*A:TLA/LOK
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*Game of Thrones/ASOIAF
*Community
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