out of it
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Anonymous asked: Hi you're great
Um…thank you! I would return the compliment if I knew who you were. Although, in fairness, you’re probably pretty great anyways.
Imagine Loki having to deal with a mischief he caused with Tony.
SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, BRUCE.
This list, by the way? Off the top of my head. I could do research and make it longer, but it’s almost an exercise now.
- Trifles—Susan Glaspell
- 'night, Mother—Marsha Norman
- Painting Churches—Tina Howe
- The Mineola Twins—Paula Vogel
- Uncommon Women—Wendy Wasserstein
- Crimes of the Heart—Beth Henley
- The Children’s Hour—Lillian Hellman
- Breath, Boom—Kia Corthron (I may have spelled that incorrectly, sorry)
- Stop Kiss—Diana Son
- R.A.W. (‘Cause I’m A Woman)—Diana Son
- Top Dog/Underdog—Suzan Lori Parks
- Raisin In The Sun—Lorraine Hansberry
- Conduct of Life—Maria Irene Fornes
- Spike Heels—Theresa Rebeck
- Eurydice—Sarah Ruhl
- The Melancholy Play—Sarah Ruhl
- Vinegar Tom—Caryl Churchill
- Dogeaters—Jessica Hagedorn
- Sisters Rosensweig—Wendy Wasserstein
- Polaroid Stories—Naomi Iizuka
- In The Heart Of America—Naomi Wallace
- One Flea Spare—Naomi Wallace
TWENTY-TWO PLAYS. I came up with TWENTY-TWO plays by women just by sitting for 5 minutes. Without Google, even! And yet, there are exactly FOUR being produced in my local theatre scene (Cleveland, if you must know) by professional houses. Four out of thirty-two total works. Fuck everything. (I didn’t go through the community theaters, because that would a. take forever, and b. probably be just as depressing. Ugh.)
Let’s add some more, for Women’s Day, huh?
23. The Woman Hater- Francis Burney
24. The Gin Baby- Sarah Shaefer
25. Seminar- Theresa Rebeck
26. The Aliens- Annie Baker
27. Magic Trick- Mariah MacCarthy
28. Killers and Other Family- Lucy Thurber
29. The Language Archive- Julia Cho
30. Paper Cranes- Kari Bentley-Quinn
31. Milk Like Sugar- Kirsten Greenidge
32. The How and the Why- Sarah Treem
33. Bachelorette- Leslye Headland
34. 4000 Miles- Amy Herzog
35. A Devil at Noon- Anne Washburn
etc, etc, etc….don’t be lazy, READ.
I am DAMN glad that Raisin in the Sun is on here, because I studied that play in high school and loved it. Allow me to add another play I studied, also penned by a woman of colour: Harvest, by Manjula Padmanabhan. It is by no means perfect; several of the sci-fi elements shatter my suspension of disbelief, and I personally find the ending infuriating, but it’s still a damn good play with a focus on people of colour, the relationship between the “developed” and “developing” worlds, and the role and expectations of women. Definitely recommend.
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muggleborn ravenclaws telling the pureblood wizard kids about muggle technology and laughing at their many many questions because both their lives seem so ridiculous to the other but because of those talks, kids from the oldest wizarding families were there to stand against voldemort
ravenclaws pestering dumbledore and flitwick to no end about adding new classes because really? no sex ed??? then handing out pamphlets and other literature about all sexuality and gender and when dumbledore finally gets someone to talk to them, the ravenclaws are the only ones not blushing
ravenclaws working on projects in the common room, like cellphones that will work inside hogwarts, and everybody lending their knowledge until the whole house is abandoning thier homework trying to figure this out
ravenclaw tower having lights on all night for students not just reading but sketching and debating the intentions of politicians and writing stories
ravenclaw writers having coffehouse nights where they share those stories and their own poetry and even some music. the day before the students are passing around what they wrote around their classes so everyone proofreads it
ravenclaws taking gossip to a whole new level with notes folded up in origami animals who only open up to the intended reader
muggleborn ravenclaws running muggle libraries out of their rooms and constantly writing to their parents and friends back home to pass along books people request and copies of the hounds of baskerville passing through almost every students’ hand
first years learning to appreciate the upper student’s constructive criticism when they read over their work and learning that they’re in this house not because they’re smart but because they want to learn more
political debates over dinner being notoriously loud and passionate, even as passionate as the debates over who would be in what house if the song of ice and fire characters went to hogwarts
friends reading aloud to their friends with dyslexia who want to join in on the discussion of the newest classics, no matter how long the books are
keeping a pen pal system with beauxbatons to exchange ideas and compare classes, ravenclaws now using the french school’s expansive curriculum to argue for more of their own
when one person starts learning a new skill, they always find a few more people who want to join them. last year, knitting was all the rage. every student (and a few statues) got new scarfs
in the year during the war, ravenclaw house graffitis the carrows’ classroom with antivoldemort messages, getting so sneaky as to make the paint invisible to them. ravenclaw seventh years getting their friends out of the school whos families are being targeted because they don’t need a map to find the secret passages. house members learning esperanto and teaching it to the DA so their plans won’t be overheard and smirking as the carrows furiously try to make sense of the notes they caught them passing
everybody seems to think ravenclaw is a quiet place to read but i quite disagree
i mean maybe the fact that it’s so light and airy is because they need to be able to open the windows when jack blows something up while experimenting with charms in the corner
and the prefects always have their hands full because fights regularly break out over the fact that ‘post hoc ergo propter hoc is not a legitimate argument, diana!’ and ‘i can’t believe you think dorabella’s star maps are more accurate than mine! what kind of friend are you?’
and then of course there’s the divide between the ravenclaws that revere the old schools of learning and the brash new-world-new-rules ravenclaws that say ‘fuck you!’ to all magical conventions. and man, those prank wars are dangerous (especially when professor flitwick not only fails to stop them, but decides to join in on the fun)
i mean come on it’s a house of knowledge seekers that probably love to argue and theorize and experiment and have a certain amount of pride in their intelligence. things never go smoothly when you’ve got approximately 80 people all trying to be the smartest person in the room
#that’s not to say they don’t admire and respect each other #or enjoy working together because all ravenclaws are different #and some really really love being right #and some delight in being proved wrong because changing your worldview is ever so EXCITING #there is a certain amount of ego involved in considering yourself a genius #and there’s a certain amount of disdain for genius that exists in those that ‘humbly’ #proclaim themselves truthseekers #and then there are those that proclaim that there IS NO TRUTH #i mean come on ravenclaw is a mess let’s all face it
#and then there are the Ravenclaws that go through existential crises every other week because of things they’re reading #WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE HAVE POTIONS HOMEWORK #I’M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER OTHER MEANS OF TORTURE ARE ACTUALLY MORE ETHICAL THAN THE CRUCIATUS #AND IF NOT THEN WHY ARE THEY LEGAL #or #I AM CALLING OFF QUIDDITCH PRACTICE TODAY BECAUSE I HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHY QUIDDITCH IS DIVIDED BY HOUSES #or I CAN’T GO TO RUNES BECAUSE I AM TOO UPSET ABOUT WITCH HUNTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES #IMAGINE WHAT THAT WOULD BE LIKE JUST IMAGINE IT #or BUT WHY IS OUR CURRENCY SO ILLOGICAL CAN’T WE FIX IT #or HOW DOES MAGIC GET PASSED DOWN BUT THEN ALSO APPEAR AT RANDOM NOBODY CAN EXPLAIN IT #IS IT IN OUR BODIES OR IN OUR MINDS OR WHAT #(just calm down and come to transfiguration okay) #I WILL NOT CALM DOWN AND I WILL NOT COME TO TRANSFIGURATION #IF YOU VANISH A THING AND CONJURE IT AGAIN IS IT THE SAME MATTER #IS IT THE SAME ESSENCE #(it’s okay. just vanish the pincushion) #IT’S NOT OKAY (via maedhrys)
Dear employers, I will have to take the day off today because:
☐ It’s December and the streets are papier-mached with wet bronze leaves and it’s so dark outside that the cars have their headlights on at 3pm
☐ I have recently been through a breakup, or I have been through a breakup at any time in my life really, and I woke up today with the absolute conviction that I will never be loved again
☐ A dog looked at me
☐ I got a text from someone for whom I feel a mix of concern and frustration and recognition and longing that is both more and less than romance
☐ Someone made a joke about dead pets meeting you in heaven
☐ Daylight savings time
☐ I passed a knot of flowers that were so bright they glowed through the dim grey water of the day and when was anything in my life last that luminous?
☐ Girls are too pretty
☐ For the first time I genuinely comprehend that there is not enough time to have all the lives I wanted
☐ I accidentally listened to Leonard Cohen"
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