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gatheringbones:

what if medusa were hot

what if medusa only turned dudes into stone and there was a big ol’ lady loophole in her stone-turning powers

so maybe the two of you could just hang out in her apartment while her hair slithers endlessly over itself and doesn’t smell like a gross nasty old snake cage but like, she uses conditioner and everything, it’s all good, and sometimes when you put your head on her boobs while you read your book her hair will curl around your face and shoulders and all those bright happy little snake eyes will check out what you’re reading and she’ll just be doing her nails or something idk

what if man

what if it was only people who thought medusa was ugly who were turned into stone, i mean what if it was not the girl but your own horror at her ~unnaturalness that destroyed you

what if you looked at her and her strange face and her furious eyes and her screaming hair and you were unafraid

what if you looked at the monster and you loved her

could you live with her in her cave

could you kiss her hard angry mouth while her hair nuzzled your earlobes

maybe

Beautiful!Medusa’s actually pretty canon. True story. Skimming a handful of academic-looking things, it seems she shows up looking not at all hideous on vases dating back as far as the mid-fifth century BCE. Pindar outright calls her “fair-faced”, which is probably meant to be a compliment.

Buncha classical writers even reckoned her problem was she was too beautiful, and that was what did you in.

…though now that I actually type about it, that sounds like a joke about Mary Sues getting out of hand. “Does your character have any flaws?” “Yes, she’s too pretty.” “…Seriously.” “Alright, she’s so pretty she turns people to stone. How’s that?” “Better…”

I probably shouldn’t make this entry. I probably shouldn’t press that button. I should probably go to bed. Probably.

Also, edit: It occurs to me that this is more in response to the innermost quoted bit than the next part out (though “the next part out” describes a notion which I am also totally down with), but I when I found this thing off a third person’s tumblr it already had both bits and I didn’t know whether to reblog the whole thing off someone whose tumblr I regularly read or go clicking links back to just the original entry but reblog someone whose tumblr I don’t regularly read and then I started panicking over which course of action would be more in line with tumblr etiquette and if I picked the wrong one would I be anathema forever and then I got overheated and had to drink a couple of things of water. So that’s why.

run-faster-eat-better:

littlelionheartedavatar:

gomenne:

girlthrualookingglass:

Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.

But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.

“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says.

As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you’re going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.”

The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going on here?” Diaz says. “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’”

Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money. I mean, all I wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey, you’re more than welcome.

“You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help,” Diaz says.

Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.

“The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by to say hi,” Diaz says. “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. Do you own this place?’”

“No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.’”

Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”

“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said.

Diaz asked him what he wanted out of life. “He just had almost a sad face,” Diaz says.

The teen couldn’t answer Diaz — or he didn’t want to.

When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, “Look, I guess you’re going to have to pay for this bill ‘cause you have my money and I can’t pay for this. So if you give me my wallet back, I’ll gladly treat you.”

The teen “didn’t even think about it” and returned the wallet, Diaz says. “I gave him $20 … I figure maybe it’ll help him. I don’t know.”

Diaz says he asked for something in return — the teen’s knife — “and he gave it to me.”

Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, “You’re the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them your watch.”

“I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. It’s as simple as it gets in this complicated world.”

FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED

nami64:

t e n  n i n e   d i r e c t o r s   a n d   t h e i r   m u s e s
i know, i could have chosen different ‘couples’ and i don’t even know if the word ‘muse’ is appropraite… yeah, it’s very subjective :)

Joe Wright and Keira Knightley (3 movies) | Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (9 movies) | David Fincher and Brad Pitt (3 movies) | Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon (7 movies) | Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thruman (3 movies) | Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune (16 movies) | Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (8 movies) | Alfred Hitchcock and Grace Kelly (3 movies) | Francois Truffaut and Jean Pierre Leaud (7 movies) | Frank Capra and James Stewart (3 movies) | Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio (4 movies) | Sydney Pollack and Robert Redford (7 movies)

weirdy-mcweirderson:

foreverisinyoureyes:

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way: 

“Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia.
They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I’d rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn’t enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: “How amazing am I ?! “

(The girl on the picture is French model Tara Lynn) 

All the awards.

(Source: chaosina-glasscage)

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