State of Grace.

You are in an open field. On one side of you is a deep pit, filled with bones and ashes and hellish things. On the other side is your house, yours sons, the Fjord, and the sunlight is striking the snow high on the mountains. If you want to reach your house, then you must push the baby out as Freya would. Let him rip you, but push out. Choose life.

Why David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raped Cersei Lannister


Much has already been written about Sunday’s controversial episode of Game of Thrones. The episode itself was actually rather dull—a lot of exposition and little action—but one particular scene has already garnered thousands of keystrokes, hundreds of outraged tweets, and dozens of confused attempts at rationalization. Viewers will no doubt know exactly what scene I mean.

In the Great Sept, next to the dead body of their first born son, Jaime Lannister rapes his sister, the mother of his three children.

 Immediately after this scene aired, fans were at their keyboards crying foul. Jaime Lannister would never! That’s not how it happened in the book! How could they?

I had waited anxiously for that scene. In the books, it was the first time Jaime and Cersei were reunited since he went off to war. It was an emotional, passionate, and bloody (period sex, fuck yeah) reunion. I assumed it wouldn’t happen since Jaime returned early on the show’s timeline and their reunion was less than enthusiastic. I was wary when they revealed that Jaime has been back for two weeks on the show’s timeline and they still hadn’t had sex. In the books, they were fucking within a matter of minutes.

“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. JaimeJaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him.“Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.” She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.

Imagine my surprise when Jaime shows up to visit Cersei in the Sept then. Excitement stole through me. They were going to be true to the story after all. This would be their reconciliation, their grief would bring them together. They would fuck on the altar of their dead son as he lies in state, and then Jaime would try to convince her to run away with him, to live as husband and wife, to replace their murdered son with new, trueborn children, just as he had in the books.

Instead, he rapes her. Instead of guiding him inside her, she is forced onto the ground and begs him to stop. Instead of futility trying to convince her to join him in a folie à deux where they can have their happily ever after, he calls her hateful. He growls that the gods have made him love a hateful woman. And then he rapes her.

Immediately fans pointed out how completely out of character this was for him. Jaime loves Cersei. Jaime has devoted his entire life to caring for her, to protecting her, to enabling her every whim. Not only that, he is decidedly not a rapist. In a country where rape and murder are so common they’re expected, Jaime Lannister stands out as a man who actually…doesn’t do it. Just the season before, he shields Brienne of Tarth from the grisly fate when they’re captured by Vargo Hoat’s men. He doesn’t rape, he doesn’t whore, he doesn’t even sleep around. He is utterly devoted to his sister-lover.

So why does he do it on the show? Better yet, why do D&D have him do it when it seems to go against all of the careful and painful character development he received in the last season? How does Jaime go from protecting Brienne of Tarth from gang rape and jumping into a pit to save her from a bear, to raping the woman he has devoted the last forty years of his life to?

As many fans pointed out: Just what happened to that inspirational redemption arc of his? How could they possibly think this was in character?

I think the key to this mystery is in the dialogue:

"You are a hateful woman. Why have the gods made me love such a hateful woman?" 

The rape scene is tangential to Jaime’s “redemption arc” in that it is Cersei’s punishment for making him need redemption in the first place.

We know how hard Jaime’s had it, how everyone mocks and hates him for the impossible choice he made when he earned his nickname, Kingslayer. We know he’d given up being honorable because no one saw him as honorable. And, because of his relationship with Brienne, we know that, deep down, under the gold cloak and the shiny hair and attempted murder of a child. All he ever wanted to be was a knight like Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the He’s really just a noble guy whose been lead astray.

And whose fault is that?

David Beniodd and D.B. Weiss say it’s Cersei’s fault. Not explicitly. At least, not yet. But that’s why the sex scene in the Sept became the rape scene in the sept. That’s why, despite hundreds of pages of painstaking character development that make it entirely illogical for that to happen, they wrote it that way for television. 

Because on the King’s Road with Brienne, Jaime was beginning to get in touch with the boy-knight still inside himself, the one who still believed in the words he said. Her honor made him want to be more honorable too. But now he’s back in King’s Landing, outside of Brienne’s sphere of good influence and back in Cersei’s corrupting one. Instead of welcoming Jaime home with open legs, D&D’s Cersei is standoffish and unresponsive.

He stands in the previous episode, pathetically pleading for a modicum of her affection, but she spurns him, telling him he’s too late, that things have changed. D&D’s Cersei cares not a whit for Jaime, though he has devoted his whole life to her, has allowed her to mold him into the man who stands before her. And what better way to show how corrupting she is, than to have that love turned against her?

The show uses rape as Cersei’s comeuppance, her poetic justice for tainting the honorable Jaime’s good honor. That’s why the show’s writers didn’t see it as an out of character action, because Jaime isn’t Jaime when he’s with Cersei, he’s just some pitiful victim of her machinations. When he assaults her, she’s only reaping what she sowed.

I don’t think I have to explain why this is a fucked up, misogynistic, and ethically wrong narrative choice, do I?

The god’s may have made Jaime love a hateful woman, but D&D were the ones who made him rape her. 






I realized the way toilets work in the future is you sit down and they teleport the poop right out of you

This has to be the explanation because why would any civilization that has access to teleporter technology ever do anything else

No sitting, no straining, no wiping, no grossness, just hit a button and BAM problem gone 

Startrekkians live in a literally poopless galaxy, this is secretly everybody’s favorite thing about living in the future

Woah woah, hold on a second. First of all, that would take a hell of a lot of power and a hell of a lot of really accurate automated transporters. As we know from many instances in every series, transporters just aren’t necessarily that precise, especially when they’re automated, it would seem. And while in some instances, like a highly developed planet like Earth, the power generation wouldn’t be an issue, on starships and space stations it definitely could be.

this is some of the most well thought out shit i’ve ever read

My question is, what would be the biological ramifications of this? What about psychological, social and societal ramifications?

If people were used to having their shit disposed of by transporters, what would happen if transporters suddenly weren’t available? Would people have the strength in their muscles to push through shit when need be?

Would people start evolving towards not having a hole? How would this affect sexuality? Would sexuality in fact keep evolution in check regarding this… matter?

Would shit become more or less taboo than it is now? How would people view their own bodies in a post-shitting era?

Would there eventually be two classes of people? The shitters and the technology-dependent? Would the latter be more savage or fierce due to their absolute reliance on technology and energy resources, with life support now extending to waste removal from one’s bowels? Would the former still be considered, somewhat contradictorily, more barbaric by the latter group?

If people were unwilling to deal with their own shit, how would society be affected?

You couldn’t kill me if you tried for a hundred years.


Balloon Bun


by Jeremiah Probodanu


swedish is a very beautiful and deep language



today April 5th, in 2063

Zefram Cochrane made Earth’s first warp flight in the Phoenix. Attracting the notice of the Vulcan ship  the T’Plana Hath. Thereforemaking peaceful First Contact with an Alien Race.


(Yes, I am a Trekkie. Get over it.)



Sorry, but we had to just get that off our (ample) chest.

In recent news: anticipation mounts. Or so it would appear.

kaskuin asked:

The orbital angels are gliding

This is your world

Ei valuva vesi mene aina viemäriin

spare me your tiny talk, kneel down and wash my feet

hundred lashes

mirrirr asked:

Space, time and rocket juice

I sneak in my own house

niin myös sinä

the nightingale is still locked in the cage

syvälle iskee säälin terä


Red flash clouds choking out the morning sky

On my way to the vision-come-true

Born to the false world the wanderer

She wandered ‘cross the bridge and said to herself

katsokaa ja katukaa”