Telling a bi person they must be straight because they’re in a relationship with someone of the opposite sex is like telling someone they don’t actually like spaghetti because they’re currently eating pizza.
all i want is a flashback of the winter soldier and the black widow as undercover hippies.
headcanon: nat never had to call up people for the winter soldier’s folder, she always had it with her.
*sits down* *folds hands* Would you like to have a rousing discussion about Sebastian Stan and what he’s done to your emotions today?
Alright, so, I’ll assume you’re familiar with the biblical accounts of angels, e.g. Daniel 8, 10; 2 Peter 2, Jude 1, Revelation 4, 14, 19; Luke 1 & 2; Acts 10, 12, &c. For Islamic depictions of angels see the Qur’an verses here and here.
biblical / orthodox
- John Milton, Paradise Lost
- Ted Chiang, Hell is the Absence of God [pdf]
- C.S. Lewis, The Space Trilogy
subversions & transformations
- Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings”
- David Almond, Skellig
- Karl Ove Knausgaard, A Time For Everything
- Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Club Dumas
- Etgar Keret, “Hole in the Wall”
- Penelope Fitzgerald, The Gate of Angels
- Neil Gaiman, “Murder Mysteries” [pdf] in Smoke & Mirrors
- Robertson Davies, What’s Bred In The Bone
- Madeleine L’Engle, A Wind In The Door & Many Waters
- Steven Brust, To Reign In Hell
- Donald Barthelme, “On Angels”
- Mike Carey, Lucifer [graphic novel, 11 volumes]
- Honore de Balzac, Seraphita [pdf]
comedy & satire
the thing abt d&d writing off arianne and thus dorne’s status as the only house that doesn’t follow male primogeniture, besides the obvious underlying sexism, is that the dornish belief in women’s right to inherit is much of the reason they’ve secretly been supporting daenerys the entire time, and is thus yet another example of the got showrunners preferring to invent narratives of heroic dudes over having their plot making any sense
#what. the fuck #i did not know this #writing off arianne is literally D&D doing to her what she feared her father would do #disinherit; dismiss; delete from history #and her entire narrative is about her drive to rise; rooted in that fear (which is groundless) #and it mirrors dorne’s own desire to rise after being so quiet; so obedient; so wrathful for so long #this show is becoming an actual caricature #it’s like a SNL sketch version of itself #jfc #the entire mentality that’s like; ‘oh getting rid of arianne isn’t sexist bc we still have the sandsnakes’ #is so reductive - arianne is the centre point around which the sand snakes - and dorne - revolve #you take her away you take away the heart of the dorne narrative