In Secret - Official Theatrical Trailer
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac, Tom Felton and Jessica Lange
Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille, by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. Therese spends her days confined behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominoes with an eclectic group. After she meets her husband’s alluring friend, Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences. (x)
pop is for popular: pop, r&b, rap, it doesn’t matter. you know the lyrics anyway.
Now I know what a fool I’ve been but if you kiss me now, I know you’d fool me again…
what ur average tragedy looks like after 100 years
I’m Arya. From House Stark.
The posts that pop up during finals week are the best kinds of posts
Exactly 5’5 >w>
I’m short - _-
I once told you secrets have a cost, but truth does too.
okay I was going to stop reblogging stuff from that episode but this scene is so tiny but so important. And not just because Snow makes Henry stop crying because he “recognizes they’re from the same family in a deep instinctual level” (at least i’m pretty sure that what we’re supposed to believe?”) but because of SNOW AND REGINA.
I will never stop gushing about them, sorry but not sorry.
Henry is literally the only thing on Regina’s mind right now. There are far more people in this room than Mary Margaret. Nurses, who could handle Henry perfectly fine while Regina takes her cool. But she sees Mary Margaret and she just gives him Henry. Again, Henry is the most important thing in her mind right now. She loves him so much already, he’s the only one she loves and she instinctively gives him to snow. Which implies some sort of instinctual trust; she knows than Mary Margaret will take care of him properly.
And then. THEN. We see Regina talking to Snow not angrily, not evilly, not condescendingly AT ALL. I’m pretty sure this is the first scene with adult!Snow that it happens? (except when she changed her body and they walked into the woods but that’s the point :) She’s not frustrated that snow managed to stop Henry from crying. She’s not angry, she doesn’t glare, she asks, almost desperately how she did it. This is young Regina that we see here. Not a trace of the evil queen in this scene, it’s young Regina wanting to love and wanting to be loved, wanting to do good.
Also for the first time ever Regina doesn’t blame Mary Margaret. Yay.
And it’s interesting how scared Mary Margaret is of her. Mary Margaret has a bit of Snow in her, after all. She’s intimidated and she immediately says “sorry” (Snow’s guilt complex) and in the last gift she’s waiting for Regina to tell her off. It makes me wonder how bad Regina was with her. and how poor Mary Margaret, alone apart from the kids she taught, not really friend with anybody (except maybe ruby?) took that.
I’ll stop now. But you won’t make me back down that this scene is yet another proof of how complex snow and regina’s story is, even more that they believe themselves!
Whenever I go into the scores of thg fic on ao3 or ffn, there’s a dynamic between Katniss and Peeta that nearly always pops up. It regularly shows Katniss as working for Peeta’s sake, loathing her own self because of him, and committing herself to his happiness. It posits Peeta as morally superior to her because he does not have any demons. (The one demon he has was forced into him via torture. Yet Katniss and Haymitch have demons.)
And what makes this particularly disconcerting is that it’s good, well-written fic that exhibits this tone of their relationship. Why is that? Because this is the relationship between Katniss and Peeta that is found in the text.
Let’s consider that for a second. Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen were reaped alongside each other, did what was necessary in the arena, and endured the aftermath. Although their narratives are twins in terms of events, Peeta is morally better than Katniss. This is explicitly stated in Catching Fire.“You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him, you know,” says Haymitch.
“Yeah, yeah,” I say brusquely. “No question, he’s the superior one in this trio.”
Now, Katniss is by no means a reliable narrator and I understand that a parallel between her and Haymitch is being drawn here. But both Haymitch and Katniss believe that they are inferior to Peeta. Peeta Mellark, the son of a baker and a merchant who had enough to eat while Katniss starved. Peeta Mellark, who is white.
Katniss and Haymitch both have internalized the idea that Peeta is better than them after being told by the society they live in that merchants are better than people from the Seam, after experiencing a vicious class divide and being dehumanized for their race. Moreover, he is better than them by virtue of his morality. They believe this when it was Peeta who inveigled himself into the Career pack, who has the ability to manipulate a crowd to his advantage and is not unwilling to use it. And like them, he has suffered prior to the Games. It wasn’t starvation, but he was subject to abuse from the woman who was entrusted to protect him. And this leads me to ask the exasperated question, What makes Peeta better, really?
The answer is nothing. Nothing but the text’s self-woobification of him and how Collins places him as a nonviolent protester, a beacon of the right way to fight a revolution, in comparison to certain other characters who serve the purpose of demonization of violent revolution or protest. (I promised myself I wouldn’t mention Gale Hawthorne’s name in this post.)
Can you imagine how horrifying it is that people use this quote to promote their love for this ship? That indeed many, many Everlark shippers engage in their ship in a problematic way? Now, I’m not saying that shipping Katniss and Peeta is problematic. It’s not. I ship them myself. But refusing to recognize the text’s problematics and subscribing to them without acknowledging how harmful they are to Katniss, not even necessarily from a race and class point of view, but in propelling her to self-loathing because of her partner is essential. This isn’t Twilight, but The Hunger Games is a problematic text, and that’s unfortunately apparent in one of its most popular ships.