replace the bolded and italicized with what’s true about you
If I were a month, I’d be May.
If I were a day of the week, I’d be Thursday.
If I were a planet, I’d be Earth.
If I were a sea animal, I’d be a manatee.
If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a lamp.
If I were a gemstone, I’d be pearl.
If I were a flower, I’d be a blue violet.
If I were a kind of weather, I’d be a breezy and slightly warm day in early spring.
If I were a color, I’d be purple.
If I were an emotion, I’d be wonder.
If I were a fruit, I’d be a grapefruit.
If I were an element, I’d be air.
If I were a place, I’d be an airport.
If I were a taste, I’d taste like lemon iced tea.
If I were a scent, I’d be the smell of an ice rink.
If I were an object, I’d be a globe.
If I were a body part, I’d be the ears.
If I were a song, I’d be Page 47 from the National Treasure 2 soundtrack
If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be plain but comfortable shoes that don’t hurt.
If I were a land animal, I’d be a mouse.
1: Already answered
6: Already answered
8: Shireen Baratheon hands down. I have a lot of Baratheon feels and Shireen is precious.
9: I really loved Sybil Crawley’s friendship with Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey, and I wish they would’ve at least alluded to it after series 1 (and especially after the events of series 3).
11: Cora Crawley’s relationship with all of her daughters in Downton Abbey. I love that she supports them unconditionally, even when they do things she doesn’t entirely approve of. She only wants their happiness and is willing to go up against her husband for it, which I think is admirable.
24: I don’t know why but Les Miserables genderswaps are one of my favorite things, especially stories with female!Enjolras. I think it might be because Enjolras is already pretty androgynous to begin with, and I relate to him a lot in terms of gender/sexuality/political orientation/etc, so female!Enjolras gives me even more to relate to? And stories where different members of the ABC are gender-swapped are also super neat, because it’s interesting to think about how the dynamics of the group would change if one or more of the members were women.
YAY someone asked me something I never get asks lol.
1: I’ve always had a huge soft spot for Mary, Queen of Scots for some reason, probably because Antonia Fraser’s massive biography of her was one of the main books that first got me interested in history. I also think that Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao’s fourth wife, is fascinating; while I don’t sympathize with her political views or many of her actions, I think it’s interesting to learn about the role she played in shaping the Cultural Revolution.
6. Probably Circe from Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy, or Cersei Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones. I like that they’re both very complex women and aren’t simply depicted as being two-dimensional shrews out for power, which is a stereotype that a lot of female villains tend to fall into, unfortunately.
15. Almost all of the female characters I like are underrated lol…but out of all of them Catelyn Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire is the one I like the most.
16. Do vampires count as non-human? If so, then Genevieve Dieudonne from Kim Newmann’s Anno Dracula (which is an amazing fantasy book that I recommend to everyone) is definitely my favorite non-human female. If vampire still fall into the human category, then Romana from Doctor Who is my favorite non-human.
- Favorite female leader/ruler/royalty
- Favorite female warrior
- Favorite female magic user
- Favorite female doctor
- Favorite female crime solver
- Favorite female villain
- Favorite teenage girl
- Favorite younger girl
- Favorite lady friendship
- Favorite lady-centric show/movie/book
- Favorite mother/daughter relationship
- Favorite ladies who parallel each other
- Favorite ladies who are also nemeses
- Favorite secondary lady character
- Favorite underrated lady character
- Favorite nonhuman lady character
- A lady you root for when no one else does
- A lady you’d want to be your best friend
- A lady you’d want to be your sister
- A lady you’d want to be your mentor/teacher/guide
- A lady you want to remove from her world and place into another fandom
- Favorite lady ship
- Favorite lady ship, crossover edition
- A genderswap you wish you could see
- Your dream alternate universe matriarchy
so the other day my girlfriend and i were at a thrift store looking at the books, and we found a copy of the princess by tennyson from around 1900 for like 2 dollars
here is the inscription on the front
so “unknown yet known” is a misquote of a bible verse (2 corinthians 6:9) which goes like “known yet regarded as unknown” and that whole bit is about like, keeping love in your heart despite hardship, which. ok. (also i’m not saying but i’m just saying do you like know her KNOW her in the biblical sense or does helen WANT TO but they haven’t yet??? ok i’m totally saying that’s what it means.)
now i don’t want to just yell GAY out of nowhere, but like, your unknown yet known friend? ladies? giving each other books with ambiguously gay dedications about love in the face of trials and suffering in the front?
so what’s this princess thing even about? wikipedia says:
The poem tells the story of an heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women’s university where men are forbidden to enter.
okay, so let’s look at what passages in this book are underlined. (and we can’t tell who did the underlining, helen or emma. the inscription on the front is in pen, but the underlinings are in pencil, so who the fuck knows)
Two heads in council, two beside the hearth,
Two in the tangled business of the world,
Two in the liberal offices of life,
Two plummets dropt for one to sound the abyss
O hard, when love and duty clash!
‘Alone,’ I said, ‘from earlier than I know,
Immersed in rich foreshadowings of the world,
I loved the woman: he, that doth not, lives
A drowning life, besotted in sweet self,
Or pines in sad experience worse than death,
Or keeps his winged affections clipt with crime:
Yet was there one through whom I loved her, one
Not learnèd, save in gracious household ways,
Not perfect, nay, but full of tender wants,
No Angel, but a dearer being, all dipt In
Angel instincts, breathing Paradise,
Interpreter between the Gods and men,
Who looked all native to her place, and yet
On tiptoe seemed to touch upon a sphere
Too gross to tread, and all male minds perforce
Swayed to her from their orbits as they moved,
And girdled her with music. Happy he
With such a mother! faith in womankind
Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high
Comes easy to him, and though he trip and fall
He shall not blind his soul with clay.’
Indeed I love: the new day comes, the light
Dearer for night, as dearer thou for faults
Lived over: lift thine eyes; my doubts are dead.
wow so in conclusion kate and i found a gay ladies book from the past and i’m really overwhelmed with emotions about it????