"I will not feel, I will not
feel, until
I have to."

- Norman McCaig, “Visiting Hour” (via larmoyante)
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No but guys, GUYS, we need to talk about how important this scene is.  Because the commonly accepted lore about unicorns is that they are so good and pure that they’ll only appear to young virginal girls.  Because Molly Grue is a middle-aged woman who has been living with bandits for most of her life and is as far from innocent and virginal as you’re likely to get.  Because she’s so angry that this creature, embodying everything that society tells her she’s lost, everything she’s thrown away through her own choices, is here now when all that The Unicorn represents is long since behind her.  Because she knows, in a way that only someone who’s been steeped in an oppressive system her entire life can ever know, that she’s missed her chance and doesn’t deserve to be seeing a unicorn now.

And you know what?  The Unicorn doesn’t give two fucks about her virginity, about her supposed loss of innocence and purity.  She’s not repelled by Molly being older, being experienced, being a full human person.  None of that has ever mattered to unicorns, only to the people telling stories about them.  Not only does she step in to physically comfort her here, but before long this bandit’s wife becomes her friend, closer to her in most ways than Schmendrick.

This story is fucking revolutionary, you guys, and I just have a lot of feelings about it.

Let’s take a minute to appreciate how badass Molly Grue is that she has the guts to yell at a fucking unicorn.

I think Molly Grue’s character and her inclusion in this story affected me greatly as a child. I didn’t even know what the “This” was in the “…when I am this.” but you’d have to be a robot to not feel compassion for this character or feel gladdened by the Unicorn’s reaction.

I always interpreted Molly’s words as referring to a person who has become cynical and jaded, losing her inner innocence as well as her outer “innocence” (virginity).  In this sense, her words have resonated with me since I was young.

In any case, whether referring to cynicism or virginity, Molly’s voice is so important in this story.  She is a woman who has been through some hard shit and seen some horrible things and our patriarchal world would say she’s not worth anything anymore.  She’s not a shrinking flower nor a sex goddess nor a quirky dreamgirl.  She’s hard and tough and angry.

And the unicorn - the symbol of everything that is good in the world - welcomes her anyway.  The unicorn accepts her anger, lets her feel it, doesn’t try to tell her that her fury is wrong or unmerited.  The unicorn accepts her as she is, despite society’s insistence that unicorns only come to pristine, pure, joyous young maidens.

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- “A Cat’s Guide To Taking Care of Your Human” [x]

I don’t even like cats and this is cute.

I loveee cats lol @ little body blankets 

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Adam Martinakis (b.1972, Greece) Parallel Universe, 2013

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Cinderella concept art by mary blair 

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"You really care about this little club, huh?"

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"When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn’t said afterward. There’s nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in—that’s stronger. It’s a good thing not to answer your enemies."

- Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess (via larmoyante)
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