ya’ll are monsters
oh my goodness gracious
LITERALLY JUST PASSED BATMAN
No one’s above the law
Not even Batman
I WAS FUCKIN
AND GOD DAMN ENTEI OUT OF NO WHERE
GO HOME ENTEI YOU’RE DRUNK AS FUCK
In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult.
Maleficent is certainly someone you wouldn’t want at a party, but she’s also someone powerful enough that only a fool would ever dare treat her with such blatant disrespect. The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.
Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance and they throw it back in her face with further disrespect.
And yeah, if the King and Queen had done the properly respectful thing and invited her, Maleficent would have given Aurora a scary awesome present. Moreover so would the other fairies, because at that point both sides would be using it as an opportunity to show off and one-up each other. What they gave her before Maleficent showed up was basically just trivial party favors by fairy standards.
How do you know so much about the social dynamics of medieval fairies
How don’t you
I literally had this conversation yesterday with my BF. Sleeping beauty was my favorite Disney movie growing up, and my mother could never understand why I wanted to play dress up as Maleficent rather than Aurora. I always thought the movie was about this beautiful witch being shafted by some fat asshole faeries. I thought she was completely justified in her actions.
Aurora had mastered the summoning of bats by the time she was seven, and learned to negotiate with minor fae before she was ten, but until she turned sixteen her tutor Madam Mallorca wouldn’t allow her to even try calling the crows down.
She understood - crows were Madam’s domain, and allowing Aurora to call them at all was a sign of her great favor - but that didn’t change the longing she felt at the sight of black feathers. They’d been her playmates as a child, her guardians now that she was somewhat more grown. She wanted to speak with them as Madam did, fly with them behind their eyes, more than anything else in the world.
"Am I giving this lesson for my own benefit, Aurora?" Her tutor asked sharply, causing her to flush.
"No, Madam," Aurora said, chastened. "I was paying attention, I promise. It was just a moment’s inattention."
"Just a moment’s inattention, she says," Madam told the crow watching them. "As if I hadn’t raised her for long enough to recognize that excuse. Go and play, sunrise. Your attention is lacking today."
"Thank you Madam!" Aurora hugged her tutor tightly before dashing off.
Alone, Maleficient, fairy of night, queen of the western dark, ruler of all the creatures associated with shadows from the northern Aethiopian Ocean to the Black Sea, pinched the bridge of her nose and prayed for patience.
"Four more years," she groaned.
THIS IS BRILLIANT
the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
Larry Grayson is often cited as one of the first openly gay entertainers to have enjoyed mass appeal, although he never made direct reference to his sexuality. (x)
Sherlock’s father is directly compared to two people in this scene when we meet him. The first is Larry Grayson. And the second, of course…
One more month.
at university a girl in my english class looked at my tardis keychain for five minutes straight and then turned around to ask me why i am such a huge fan of the police. i just..