Ah, yes. The “mere maiden" comment. As I’ve mentioned before I find the discussion of Tolkien and sexism/feminism/general femaleness to be very interesting, so I’ve read my fair share of essays/articles/blog posts on the subject. And, without fail, if a writer is arguing that Tolkien was…
I actually think I’ve reblogged this seven times
what if instead of countries declaring war on each other there was just a big rap battle
Why do you think Europe has the Eurovision Song Contest?
I know the speculation regarding who Jon’s parents are, has been going on for years, but there is one possibility that I’ve never really seen that I’d like to discuss.
Putting the rest, below the cut for potential spoilers:
the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.
new york to haiti
greenland is right out
ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want
Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.
Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?
There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.
In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:
As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.
Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.
This is to prove to SOME people that we girls can love it too and it is not just designed for boys!!
Movie Stars Revisit Their Famous Role
I don’t know why but I absolutely loved this scene in the book, and I was so pleased to see it in the movie :)
Lúthien wakes up to find she’s accidentally made her wooden bedframe sprout flowers in her sleep.
Lúthien swears in a most unladylike manner.
This is so damn funny I had to reblog it twice