The Girl Who Could Fly

A blog about Greek myths, birds, angels,
poetry, art, rivers, hubris, and other things
with wings. Friday is mermaid day.
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PSA: This now redirects to my writing/inspo blog, since I don’t have time for both. <3

“Your wife turns into a boat, and shortly after that, you never sleep again and you clean shit off someone. It doesn’t seem like a very appealing prospect. Obviously, the moment I saw my child, that was different, but up until that point, I was thinking, ‘how long before she gets back to normal size? Will this damage anything?’”

—   Steven Moffat explains pregancy and how much of a pig he really is

“If you take most men aside when their wives are pregnant, most men are pretty frightened and worried and faintly disgusted by the whole experience.”

—   Steven Moffat on the female body

“And I thought, ‘well she’s really good. It’s just a shame she’s so wee and dumpy’…When she was about to come through to the auditions I nipped out for a minute and I saw Karen walking on the corridor towards me and I realised she was 5’11, slim and gorgeous and I thought ‘Oh, oh that’ll probably work.’”

—   Stephen Moffat, shamelessly objectifying Karen Gillan and shaming a wonderful actress for her body while ignoring her talents

“Well, the world is vastly counted in favour of men at every level - except if you live in a civilised country and you’re sort of educated and middle-class, because then you’re almost certainly junior in your relationship and in a state of permanent, crippled apology. Your preferences are routinely mocked. There’s a huge, unfortunate lack of respect for anything male.”

—   Steven Moffat, pretending sexism isn’t still a thing

Anonymous said: Why do you hate Eleven?

burntlikethesun:

man it’s super late but i basically boils down to 

  • i’m not a fan of the doctor behaving like a complete child
  • not bothering to find amy’s baby
  • not telling amy about being pregnant
  • brainwashing humanity to murder for him
  • stalking clara/not telling her he’s met her twice before
  • effectively murdering oswin by leaving her to die in the explosion he enables by removing the defences and not taking her with him just because her mind is trapped in a metal tank
  • murdering dozens of coma patients by exploding the spaceship without even thinking about rescuing them
  • not a fan of a character who is constantly lying and who i can’t trust as a viewer
  • i didn’t realise this for ages, but the way he spits out food and water onto amelia’s floor, and throws/smashes china plates- like oh my god little 7 year old amelia is going to have clear that up you asshole?
  • letting river take the fall for his murder so that he can remain ‘in the shadows’, while she spends her life locked up in a cell
  • phrases like ‘humany wumany’ and ‘explodey wodey’
  • the constant twirling
  •  ’——- are cool’
  • him cutting himself off from humanity and literally sulking in a cloud because his friends are happy together (and totally able to seem him again tbqh), after he failed to manipulate amy into staying with him
  • talking down to people, calling them stupid (strax for example)
  • sexually assaulting rory
  • sexually assaulting a married queer woman and not apologising when she slaps him.
  • making boner movements with various phallic objects
  • acting sexually aware one minute (wrt river, leering at clara’s bum) and then the next he’s flailing like a kid when he’s being kissed and not understanding that craig is implying sex or that amy and rory are having sex
  • acting like he’s never been on earth before and not understanding human customs (somewhat limited to the craig episodes which is why i don’t like them)
  • sick of stories centering on his importance to the universe
  • forcing river to break her wrist and screaming at her, despite the fact that they could have just written the line about it being broken in the book, but not gone ahead with it irl
  • sniggering behind clara’s back when she accuses him of thinking women can’t drive
  • his reply ‘it’s a woman’ and facial expression to the monk
  • forcing his friends to witness his ‘death’ and to think he’s dead for god knows how long
  • when rory crashes the TARDIS because he was distracted by looking up amy’s skirt, instead of telling rory to pay more attention, he tells amy to put some trousers on
  • how he’s constantly running from his darkest day, or his darkest hour and rising up higher than before and falling father than before and omg stop being so dramatic
  •  Ah, well, she’s been brainwashed. It all makes sense to her. Plus, she is a woman.’
there’s probably more but it’s 2am
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UGH.

Right? I’m so angry because how many teenage girls watch Moffat’s shows and think that the awful things men are going to do to them in the future are okay and a perfectly natural part of life? How many teenage girls are going to think it’s perfectly fine for them to be relegated to secondary roles? And how many teenage boys are watching Moffat’s shows and thinking that it’s acceptable to treat women like objects?

I just

“I like that Helen Mirren has been saying the next doctor should be a woman. I would like to go on record and say that the queen should be played by a man.”

—   sexist pig Steven Moffat

“There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married - we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands.”

—   Steven Moffat

Moving to a new blog.

Library of the Abbey St. Peter in the Black Forest, Schwarzwald, Germany

Awesome Ladies of History: Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen of the Irish Seas as portrayed by Lily Cole

Grace O’Malley was an Irish pirate, Queen of Umaill, and head of the Ó Máille clan. According to Irish legend, as a young girl Grace wished to go on a trading expedition with her father, and on being told she could not because her long hair would catch in the ship’s ropes, she cut off most of her hair to embarrass her father into taking her, thus earning her the nickname “Gráinne Mhaol” (Grace the Bald). Her second marriage to Richard Bourke is said to have occurred in order to expand her holdings and prestige, and at the end of one year as dictated by law, Grace locked herself and her followers in their castle and shouted down, “Richard, I dismiss you” effectively divorcing Richard and taking their possessions. She protected herself and her territory from an English re-taking of Ireland; in protest to taxes put on her ships for trading, the O’Malley ships would stop traders coming in and demand payment of their own for safe passage in the waters.

(Source: colinfirthhasmoved, via rossoporpora)

Rumi 36

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.

Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them. 

(Source: daltdisney)

The Cinematic Orchestra - Arrival of the Birds

Arrival of the Birds, The Cinematic Orchestra

(via kaijudork-archive)