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Kitten Found Under A Car, Now Safe And Happy
Meet Ashton the tiny fuzzball who owes his life to the kind people that saved him from under a car.
“His name is Ashton and he was reportedly found under a car here in San Francisco covered in oil! Animal Care & Control San Francisco and Tonis Kitty Rescue took him in, cleaned him up, and now he’s in foster care, and spends his days being the cutest kitten in the entire world,” said Josh Norem, the Furrtographer.
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I feel that anyone who believes Romeo & Juliet is about some kind of Great and Timeless Love TM* needs to see this.
WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY IN MY SHAKESPEARE CLASS.
If you go and actually read what Romeo says to Benvolio in the first scene, you will realize that he is only upset because HE WANTED ROSALINE’S BODY AND SHE SAID NO AND SO ROMEO WAS MOPING AND PITCHING A FIT ABOUT IT. Then, the second he lays eyes on Juliet, he’s basically saying
During the balcony scene, Romeo talks about how he scaled the wall of the garden to see Juliet. That is not romantic. That is disrespectful to her. This is a private area of the Capulet home, and Capulet built the wall around it to protect his daughter. This was a time when a woman’s virtue was the most important thing she owned. If Juliet was found with a man in this very private part of her home, everyone would think she was no longer a virgin, her reputation would be ruined, and it would be much harder, if not impossible, for her father to make a good marriage.
Speaking of good marriages, Count Paris is seen as the bad guy because he “comes between” Romeo and Juliet. Capulet had arranged for Paris to marry Juliet in 2 years time, when she would be 16, in a time when most women were already married and mothers by the time they were Juliet’s age at (almost but not quite) 14. Most fathers would have already had their daughters married by now, but he wants to wait two more years AND PARIS IS OKAY WITH THAT. Not only that, but Paris is young (her father could have had her married to a 60 year old man), titled (he’s a fucking Count), wealthy (again, he’s a count, which means Juliet will have financial stability), and, from what we see of him, he is a very good guy. Capulet could have done a LOT worse in choosing his son-in-law.
Finally, here’s something to consider: Juliet was 13, Romeo was 17. Their relationship lasted 3 days, defied their parents, and ended in the deaths of 6 people.
If I ever hear you say that Romeo and Juliet is the greatest love story ever told, I will bitch slap you.
That is all.
THANK YOU! SOMEBODY FINALLY PUT IT IN WORDS FOR ME
Couple of geniuses…
Today in Middle-Earth: A long-expected party! The hundred and eleventh birthday of Bilbo and Frodo’s thirty-third birthday. (September 22nd, 3001 T.A.)
Then Thursday, September the 22nd, actually dawned. The sun got up, the clouds vanished, flags were unfurled and the fun began.
Bilbo Baggins called it a party, but it was really a variety of entertainments rolled into one. Practically everybody living near was invited. A very few were overlooked by accident, but as they turned up all the same, that did not matter. Many people from other parts of the Shire were also asked; and there were even a few from outside the borders. Bilbo met the guests (and additions) at the new white gate in person.
When every guest had been welcomed and was finally inside the gate, there were songs, dances, music, games, and, of course, food and drink. There were three official meals: lunch, tea, and dinner (or supper). But lunch and tea were marked chiefly by the fact that at those times all the guests were sitting down and eating together. At other times there were merely lots of people eating and drinking – continuously from elevenses until six-thirty, when the fireworks started.
The fireworks were by Gandalf: they were not only brought by him, but designed and made by him; and the special effects, set pieces, and flights of rockets were let off by him.
Do you think Cas feels weird whenever he walks into a gas-n-sip now? Like he just looks around and thinks “That’s not how those magazines should be organized. And those coffee urns are filthy!”
“It is a dystopian future. A girl in her late teens discovers she is special but she must hide it to avoid being killed by the authorities. Then she meets him. Mesmerizing and mysterious, but could he be hiding a dangerous secret?”
- Every teen book. Or so it seems like whenever I try to find a good one to read.
At the same time,
“A middle aged man is very depressed. He has just lost his job, his wife, and his home when he receives a call from an old friend that will take him on an unlikely trip.”
- Every adult book I check.
Is there a book out there that isn’t about life being depressing AND doesn’t involve a lame “love story”?
I hear ya. I was just recently clued into the fact that Harry Potter is basically the exact same plot as Star Wars.
Like, damn, it really is hard to find an original story these days.
Kestrel is a small falcon known for its hovering flight. They also have the extraordinary ability to keep their head totally still, even in strong winds. This allows them to pinpoint and catch small mammals by sight alone.
Kestrels are also awesome :D