JEYNE WESTERLING. FOR WOMEN LOVEFEST.
When she learns about Stoneheart, she laughs. Catelyn Stark was never kind, at least not to her (you have wed winter, she said, as though it were a comfort, as I did) but it is not right—it is not fitting, not to her. She remembers what Catelyn said when she brings up the knife to Walder Frey’s throat—there was a part of Ned that I would never share, Catelyn said, sweet southron girls and the sweet southron girl carves across flesh and thinks, strangely, of half-dead Catelyn and herself at sixteen, afraid of a wolf, afraid of her two mothers and it all seems like nothing now.
I’m glad I got a chance to say good-bye to you in person. Tae-kyung-ssi. Good-bye. Later on, when I’m over this, I’ll tell you that I’m OK, so you won’t have to suffer anymore.
Women Lovefest Day #5 | Go Mi-nyeo.
Saying good-bye to a loved one, and to do so knowing full well you may never again see them, is no simple thing. For Mi-nyeo and for Tae-kyung, the cut is not a clean one, but it is one Mi-nyeo makes nonetheless. With the reason for the loss of her family—the disgrace of her father, the death of her mother, the years of loneliness with only her brother Mi-nam to share that particular pain—at last revealed, Mi-nyeo will not stay. Instead, she goes, to make peace with what she now knows and to separate, emotionally and logically, Tae-kyung from his mother.
Mi-nyeo loves Tae-kyung deeply, and perhaps at the start of the series, when she had not learned to consider her own needs as on par to those of others, she might have stayed. But she would have been miserable, reminded by his presence that Tae-kyung’s mother is why Mi-nyeo has no father, has no mother, has no family but for her brother and an aunt who gave her up. She would have tried, tried so very hard to compartmentalize her feelings, her responses, but what sacrifice would it have necessitated, when Mi-nyeo’s heart was still so raw?
Instead, she makes another sacrifice. Mi-nyeo does not stay; she goes. It isn’t a matter of how much she loves Tae-kyung. Emotions can be and often are complex, and it is possible to love someone deeply, truly, with all you have within you to love another, and to know, too, that if you stay with them, love will not be enough. With the self-awareness, the confidence, and the respect for herself she has gained, Mi-nyeo recognizes what it means for her, that when she looks at Tae-kyung she sees Hwa-ran, and she recognizes, too, that what she needs is distance.
So, she goes, and Tae-kyung does not hold her back.
fandom women love fest [day 7, gwen cooper]
6 favorite caps - torchwood, series 1
Geeks, Nerds, & Ships OH MY?!: Top 5 Reasons You Should Love (or at least respect) Relena Peacecraft-Darlian -
To say that Relena Peacecraft-Darlian has been a contentious character through the length of Gundam Wing fandom would be a bit of an understatement. The fact of the matter is that this is a character who amassed several hate sites (one which had an image of Relena coming out of a horse’s…
TEYLA: Do you have any family?
KELLER: Just my dad. My mom died a few years back.
TEYLA: I’m sorry. You must miss him.
KELLER: I’m all he’s got left.
Growing up, I skipped through grades and graduated at fifteen. Got my Bachelor’s Degree before I was even old enough to vote. I missed out on a lot of things – any kind of social event, you know, parties and dances.
Day Three: Why is this criticism unjustifiable? Why is it justifiable?: Atia
As we have previously discussed, Atia is characterized and insulted - both in series and by critics, as being a wicked harpy or, simply put, a bitch. Also as we have previously discussed, her character has done some pretty awful things to other people under the guise of protecting her family. Really, when you put it this way, she seems like the very definition of a bitch.
Except she really isn’t, and not just because she gets her comeuppance by the end of the series.
WARNINIG: Discussion of full series spoilers, mentions of rape.
Britta-Bot, programmed badly;
Wires with fraying ends.
Functioning, mad and sadly;
No faith in herself, or friends.
Women We Love Fest: Britta Perry, Community (Day 5)
21 Lily icons!
I posted some meta about Mary’s relationships with her sisters here.
I can’t believe the week has gone by so quickly! I guess as long as I finish my big post on Mary/Matthew and maybe do some more icons, it won’t have been a complete waste of the week.
One of the things I love about Stargate Universe & Chloe’s character is that when something traumatic happened to her, it wasn’t wrapped up in a neat little box and forgotten the next episode. We got to see her inner struggles and watch her overcome her fears and deal.