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standwithpalestine:

Israeli Crowd Cheers As Missiles Hit Innocent Civilians in Gaza Live On CNN

A few minutes later, the reporter, CNN’s Diana Magnay, tweeted this and then deleted it about 20 minutes later:


Welcome to Israel where cheering on the massacre of innocent people is a sport. Babies, children, women, men, elderly. Israel doesn’t discriminate: everyone is their target. 

Israel = Uncivilized. Barbaric. 

bloglikeanegyptian

bloglikeanegyptian:

delilahsdawson:

ooksaidthelibrarian:

shiftglass:

thisisnotatrashcan:

noblealice:

shiftglass:

Take that, Bembridge Scholars!

The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvellous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.

#i had a marvellous time watching her have a marvellous time 

Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.

I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realise my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.

The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.

They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertantly raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.

Do you realise how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?

When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.

And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.

Also, she is one of the very, very few cool librarians in fiction. And she is proud of that.

Thank you for putting my feelings into words so beautifully. <3

#TeamEvie

not to be one of those people, but here’s a whole essay on how evie’s role in the mummy is #empowering despite the fact that the film glorifies british colonisers, completely misrepresents egypt and egyptians, does not include any actual egyptians in its cast, and relies heavily on orientalist tropes 

The invitation was a trap.

Obama ambushed the Muslim invitees by unleashing Israel’s viciously racist ambassador, Ron Dermer, as the first speaker at the event. Dermer has famously said that Arabs and Muslims have “a cultural tendency towards belligerency” that is “deeply imbedded in the culture of the Arab world and its foremost religion.” He even celebrated “the refusal of commuters on a Minneapolis flight to fly until three Arab passengers were removed from the plane” merely because they were Arab.

Imagine a 1980s-era South African ambassador saying that blacks have “a cultural tendency towards belligerency” and celebrating racist whites who refused to fly on the same plane as blacks. Such a demented bigot would have been put on the next plane back to South Africa – even by the right-wing Reagan Administration.

lokileah
nimloth87:

Okay, who do I need to bribe, blackmail, maim or murder to prevent the Loki run of Journey into Mystery from ending?I suspect my best option at this point would be to steal a TARDIS (I’d rather not ask Hela a favour, thank you), go back in time and say to Kieron Gillen that I come from the future and the Apocalypse will really happen unless he writes at least 30 more issues of JIM. Mmmmh… anyway, have a Leah. &lt;3 

nimloth87:

Okay, who do I need to bribe, blackmail, maim or murder to prevent the Loki run of Journey into Mystery from ending?

I suspect my best option at this point would be to steal a TARDIS (I’d rather not ask Hela a favour, thank you), go back in time and say to Kieron Gillen that I come from the future and the Apocalypse will really happen unless he writes at least 30 more issues of JIM. 

Mmmmh… anyway, have a Leah. <3