✧: "I reflected privately that Sofia is rather like Marie Antoinette (except she is not at all capricious), who didn’t like politics and did like Léonard, and fashion generally. When she asked me lightly, ‘Would it matter if I leave out the politics?,’ I replied with absolute honesty, ‘Marie Antoinette would have adored that.’" — Antonia Fraser.
Why Every Book About Africa Has the Same Cover: “The covers of most novels ‘about Africa’ seem to have been designed by someone whose principal idea of the continent comes from The Lion King.”
because the entire continent of Africa has the topography of Kenya and automatically comes with a sepia filter
stabilized star trek shot
I know I already reblogged this once but this is actually really bugging me. Can we talk about Uhurua here?
This is a GREAT example of how fucking ridiculous and stupid the impractical nature of sexualizing women in sci-fi really is. Not only is Uhura’s character typically prevented from getting in on the action, but here her ridiculously short skirt prevents her from falling the way everyone else on deck is falling.
Stupidly designed costumes for female heroes not only look stupid and undermine the character’s professionalism, but they induce forced, ridiculous moments like this that reduce believability. Sexually objectifying costumes turn female characters into obstacles that need to be staged correctly, not active humans who get injured and thrown around rooms and get back up again like all their male counterparts.