(Bright) Things

A senior at Barnard College in New York. One day I will look back at this blog and edit out all the embarrassing parts.

There will be on-point reblogs relating to identity and gender politics. Other frequent topics include but are not limited to: reproductive rights, movies, awards for movies, seasonal distractions like elections or figure skating, rad gifs, and messages and implications of really important literature like HP and ASOIAF.
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Having a difficult time getting through Season 4 of Breaking Bad because I just hate Walt so much at this point

I just googled 'David Foster Wallace dudebro' and came across your tumblr. :)
brightthings brightthings Said:

HAHAHAHAHAAAAA. This made my day. I have to admit that I haven’t read much DFW—and the stuff I’ve read so far I quite like—but seriously, guys and their love for DFW have taken on a slightly creepy association with me, particularly after two strange DFW-related incidents at my school. At this point, I just don’t give a damn about boys who love Sensitive White Male Authors—all that tells me usually is that they identify themselves as such, and nothing insightful about how they view or treat others. 

Carine Roitfeld is the Walt Disney of what Tumblr is today. She is the Kanye West of what Tumblr is today. She’s the single most important person to what street style is today.
Kanye West

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lien119:

LOLOLOL

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democracyandassassination:

hawk-and-handsaw:

reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year. 

# ID READ THE FUCK OUT OF THAT # HE TRIES BEING ALL IMPOSINGLY MIGHTY AND WRATHFUL WHILE PERSPHONE JUST GOES ON WATERING THE FLOWERS OUTSIDE HIS CAGE # HE PETITIONS TO AT LEAST GET SOME DEATHBELL AND NIGHTSHADE AND ASPHODEL GROWING IN THERE BUT IT’S ALL LOTUSES AND SUNFLOWERS AND APPLES # AND LIKE CORN EVERYWHERE HE FUCKING HATES CORN # THEY COMPROMISE ON POMEGRANATES (x)

Not sure if that’s a subversive take so much as another trope of Greek mythology and folklore in general tho. Right off the top of my head, this sounds like Circe and her garden of beasts.

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leseanthomas:

It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol. 

Source: http://io9.com/marvels-new-captain-america-will-be-black-1606409585

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popculturebrain:

Elaine Stritch - “The Ladies Who Lunch”

I’d have this side-by-side with a video clip of one of her brilliant appearances on 30 Rock, but there aren’t any good ones available. RIP to the lady whose fashion style in her 80s was still better than mine. 

boyhands:

i identify with fight club a lot because i also like to express my nonconformity through traditional masculine violence and misogyny. it really goes against what society wants me to do. no wait

I like Fight Club enough because I’m really bad at reading between the lines, like not realizing that Fight Club actually parodies totalitarian conformity. Also I worship its portrayal of anti-capitalist loners despite the fact that they’re portrayed by two incredibly wealthy Hollywood actors who probably own major stock in the company whose coffee shop franchise I’m trying to blow up 

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reviewinhaiku:

Snowpiercer

It is really, really good, however. Totally unhinged, but great. 

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sixpenceee:

Witch Photography by Christopher Mckenney

Nightmare Photography

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klaproos:

seventyfourspecies:

o-h-yes:

boyhood

Loved Boyhood. Incredible

Saw this at IFC with brightthings! Linklater and the kid, Ellar Coltrane, did a Q&A after. He seemed pretty smart.
Seriously, though, will people ever learn to source their shit? Photos are by Matt Lankes.

Important fact I’ve been meaning to share with y’all: Linklater loves Harry Potter proper. He said that he included a couple of specific scenes related to Harry Potter in the movie because he was awed by the uniqueness of the phenomenon. “Little kids were lining up at midnight to buy the book. Who buys a book at midnight? It never happened before and probably will never happen again.”

klaproos:

seventyfourspecies:

o-h-yes:

boyhood

Loved Boyhood. Incredible

Saw this at IFC with brightthings! Linklater and the kid, Ellar Coltrane, did a Q&A after. He seemed pretty smart.

Seriously, though, will people ever learn to source their shit? Photos are by Matt Lankes.

Important fact I’ve been meaning to share with y’all: Linklater loves Harry Potter proper. He said that he included a couple of specific scenes related to Harry Potter in the movie because he was awed by the uniqueness of the phenomenon. “Little kids were lining up at midnight to buy the book. Who buys a book at midnight? It never happened before and probably will never happen again.”

let’s tell a tale of dead kings: englishmonarchs depicted on television (1377 - 1603) [part two of two]

let’s tell a tale of dead kings: englishmonarchs depicted on television (1377 - 1608) [part one of two]

this is a tribute to the hours of my life I’ve spent watching shitty dramas about poetically melodramatic English monarchs and combing through their family trees of redundant names