Kate Mara at Netflix’s “House of Cards” for your consideration Q&A Event - April 26th.
Everything is socially constructed. Even your face. Your face isn’t real. What is a face? Face the facts. Facts are you don’t have a face. Only a social construct. Do we wear a mask on our face? No. We do not have a face. Socially constructed mask for the socially constructed face. Face it. Mask the face. The Mask. Terrible film. The Face. Not a film.
this is the best thing i’ve ever seen i want to print it out and wallpaper my house with it
i am on the fucking FLOOR
i see all these posts like “why are people so concerned about who enjolras wants to fuck”
enjolras doesn’t want to fuck anyone who said this was about fucking what does fucking have to do with the homoerotic love story of him and grantaire
oh my gOD how ON EARTH does ‘homoerotic relationship’ equate to ‘banging’??! obviously it can only be gay if they’re actually having the sex, there is absolutely NO other way in which a homosexual dynamic can be portrayed. wooo heteronormativity.
i mean there’s needless enforcement of heteronormativity and there’s “i’ve never looked in a dictionary before”
arguing with people who are so much dumber than you that you cant even like… do it because like… they don’t understand… anything
regardless of whether or not you’ve witnessed it, it’s been happening to the point that queer fans’ real-world physical safety has been threatened, so maybe pay a little more attention
honestly it’s really stunning that you felt it was appropriate and necessary to comment on my personal post about why hugo’s queer text is valuable and encouraging to me as a queer person with “literary criticism isn’t about how you personally relate to a character and it’s inappropriate for you to bring your personal feelings into this”
like, yeah, no shit, i wasn’t writing a term paper, i was writing a post on my personal blog
next time you decide to tell a queer person that she isn’t allowed to talk about her personal feelings and lived experiences in a personal blog post about queer narrative… don’t.
I wasn’t telling you not to talk about your personal feelings, though, so please don’t twist my words. I actually said the exact opposite: ‘talking about Les Mis can always be personal and people should be encouraged to identify with fictional characters’. All I talked about was interpretation and differences in interpretation which you brought up in your blog post. Any interpretation is literary criticism which is why I used the term.
Furthermore, I didn’t attack you, I didn’t dismiss your personal views and I didn’t insult you - I don’t understand why you saw the need to do that in return. I saw the debate as a chance to shed some light on why interpretation may differ as some of it takes place in an entirely different context and is not about personal identification.
this wasn’t an opportunity for you to lecture me about the principles of proper literary criticism this was an opportunity for me to share my feelings about what enjolras’ homosexuality means to me as a queer person and the fact that you are aggressively continuing to chastise me for sharing my personal feelings on my personal blog while simultaneously saying that you are doing no such thing is making me extremely uncomfortable
tl;dr back off