Pride and Prejudice (2005) dir. Joe Wright
Oh for heaven’s sake, are we to receive every Bennet in the country?
I sometimes wonder I whether I would swoon over the officers too, I probably would tbh :)
The Rumbelle Dance Scene
I just had to gif it again with a focus on the closeups :)
- A character with down syndrome who has no cognitive impairments, because not all people with down syndrome do but you wouldn’t know from the media
- A character who does have cognitive impairments and is shown to be in a loving relationship because cognitive impairments do not stop a person from having sexual and romantic desires
- A character with autism who is not portrayed as a victim or as a burden on their family, because autistic =/= broken
- A character who suffers from some form of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia that is portrayed in a way that is actually realistic and is in no way a serial killer or violent criminal because most mentally ill people are never violent.
- A character with bipolar disorder who is not cured by the power of love, but instead managed long term by a combination of medication, therapy, and their own hard work and determination
- A character with ANY mental illness that is not cured by the power of love
- Seriously, love is not a cure
- Depression and anxiety not being portrayed as cute/special/quirky
- A character with OCD who is not obsessive about cleanliness
- A character with tourettes who has never called out obscene things in public
- A character with a physical disability who is portrayed as a normal person, with normal needs and not some asexual angelic inspiration
- An asexual character who is not portrayed as shy, introverted and emotionless
And last but not least:
- Make these characters a diverse range of genders, sexualities, and of all races and ethnicity.
The inevitable book hangover, explained by our friends at Epic Reads.
What is deeply sad is that my definition of “up all night” has become “up until 1 well ok actually 12:43” and that still produces the hangover. :(
i’m not the best person to ask about anne or aramis, lol. i know that there are many other people who have spent more time on meta for those characters, and still others who know more about the real-life anne of austria than i do. (i didn’t even know she was from spain…)
as for the misogyny, i’m not sure how anne planning to use aramis to become pregnant would be misogyny? unless people are blaming her for that, and their judgement is misogynistic in nature?? i haven’t been anywhere near those discussions so i can’t say.
So here is my think on this, because I have a bad habit of thinking a LOT about this.
Going off show canon, I think that from friggin EPISODE TWO, Anne had a flame for Aramis. She’s unhappy in her marriage, people are trying to have her deposed or worse, and along comes this dashing, handsome, brave, PERFECT man, who does the exact opposite of what everyone else in her life is trying to do. Fast forward to Knight Takes Queen, and now they’ve got the chance to get to know each other a little better. Once Anne finds out that he knows exactly the kind of loss she’s felt for the past however many years, she’s hooked. it’s hard not to share something like that with a person and not feel connected with them.
As soon as she’s found out that they have a similar tragedy in their lives, I feel like she decides she wants to sleep with him. I believe that by that point, she’s come to a three-part conclusion:
1. She needs to have a baby in order to stay in favor, politically speaking (which is important, because her survival depends on it),
2. Louis can’t give her a baby because a.) he’s tried and failed once, and b.) he’s a friggin baby himself,
and 3. She would rather have this baby with someone that she (at least thought) was truly in love with, and her feelings for Aramis have been growing anyway.
On top of that, I think that while Aramis does return her feelings, he isn’t QUITE so suicidal as to jump in and make that snap decision himself. I think he would never take advantage of her - or, really, any woman for that matter - and so when she makes that first move, he’s like “oh, fuck, okay.”
ALSO… funny side note - there’s a little tiny bit in Dumas’s Three Musketeers where one of the other unnamed Musketeers makes a joke about the fact that Aramis hasn’t actually committed to the religious life, even though he talks about it ALL THE TIME… someone says “What’s he waiting for?” and another Musketeer says “He’s waiting for the queen of France to provide the crown with an heir.”
this is my headcanon
Aramis. Before you go down this road, ask yourself one question. If it is true, what then?
Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster & Blake Cooper in The Maze Runner