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chadmsicard:

I dig this for a couple of reasons.

First, it’s got great style.

Perhaps more interestingly though, is that it’s a very different tone as far as the direction of aggression. Most people know the Clash of the Titans version where she’s  on the hunt for him once he shows up. But let’s face it, Medusa really gets the shaft from destiny overall. She starts out as a priestess in a temple who gets raped by Poseidon and gets cursed for it as if it was all her fault. The result is that she’s basically doomed to live without human contact for eternity. Then she’s hunted down specifically for her head by a demigod whose got all sorts of great toys and backing to get the job done and depicted as some sort of horrible monster for defending her turf from folks out to kill her.

There are some really interesting theories about regarding just what the whole ‘gorgon’ thing was really about from a historical perspective. It’s really quite a tragic tale about the rise of patriarchy and the purge of goddess-centric worshipers. There are also parallels to the Apollo versus Typhon story which is part of the same era. Harsh.

See, even the demystified stories from ancient times are fascinating!

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Reblogging for commentary. 

I wish there were more nuanced portrayals of Medusa than as just a scary, snake lady.

Not to mention all this shit went down while she was pregnant with twins, the Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor, as a result from the rape. Perseus would mount Pegasus, and use him and Medusa’s head to kill a sea monster, thus winning him a wife, Andromeda. Medusa was cursed by the very goddess she served, Athena, who also gave Perseus the mirrored shield he used to slay her. Raped, betrayed by her god, hunted down like a beast in her own home while she was pregnant, her own children stolen from her and used to glorify and aide her killers and betrayers. And she’s supposed to be the monster?

That’s how Greek men saw the myth. Greek women viewed it as Athena protecting Medusa by giving her the power to make any man who looked at her completely harmless. Her head was used as a symbol to mark women’s shelters in ancient Greece.

Friendly reminder to remember that women have their own vivid lives and cultures and that the stories which are preserved today come through a heavy filter of gender, race, and class biases.

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mari-on-tea:

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ttripod:

jodyrobots:

whaa

WHATS THIS MOVIE!?

I WISH I KNEW!!!

The name of this movie is Top Secret

Dude, top secret is such a good movie.

this movie has an entire bar fight sequence that takes place underwater

for no reason at all

next date night movie

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mooncleric:

milesmorale:

Infamous 3rd year “My father will hear about this” Draco refusing to participate in Lupin’s class on boggarts because the whole thing is ridiculous but when it’s his turn he walks up to the wardrobe and Lucius Malfoy steps out

THIS UPSETS ME

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STOP WHAT UR DOING

cryingzitao:

look at this cute boy

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look. at. this. cute. boy.

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missjessicasmith:

itseasytoremember:

Shout out to that one shirt that’s fit you for like, 5 years no matter how much your body has changed

I even grew boobs and it’s like ‘whatever, I got you’.

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We Potterheads aren’t kidding when we are saying she’s the queen

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canyounotmywaywardson:

so-good-to-you:

vaughnwhiskey:

tltty:

for the rest of my life whenever i see this color i’ll be reminded of all the hours i wasted on the internet

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sorry that color is #2C4762

Tumblrs is #2B4864

image Actually, it’s coral blue #3

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rosemonburstmode:

leo through the years

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quickweaves:

Being southern is really funny cause were inherently fake as hell “bless your heart” is THE shadiest sentence in the entire lexicon of americanized english  

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Anonymous
so being a 21 yr old college graduate... you don't feel weird that you love a boyband?

stupidstagram:

what am i supposed to love??? briefcases??? 

quincythepigboy:

ive never felt more national pride than I do right this second

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140722 G-Dragon Weibo Update

Source: GD’s Weibo

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❝ What the hell is Jackson doing?

Anyone that watches any GOT7 show ever (via sehuns-ass-cheeks)

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