Please please please stop saying things like “If I had a physical illness instead of a mental one you’d take me seriously!” or literally anything to that effect.
This is a really common misconception but I have no idea where it comes from as the reaction pretty much all chronic…
Look I just need someone to come over and watch David Lynch movies with me okay?
"labels aren’t important", says the straight person, smugly washing his hands with concentrated hydrochloric acid instead of hand soap
I reckon now is an appropriate time, in light of the situation in Ferguson and all across the United States, for Australians to also condemn our police for the way they treat our Indigenous people, and the amount of deaths of Aboriginal people in the custody and in the care of white police. Our courts and commissions found the police didn’t do anything wrong, didn’t treat Aboriginal people any different to white people. Yeah, still spreading that bullshit everywhere. Seems pretty fucking familiar.
Anonymous said: FUN STORY my old English lit tutor used Lolita as an example of an unreliable narrator. The whole novel is basically about the main character justifying his pursuit of Lolita by interpreting her innocent behaviour as sexual and adult. The fact that she comes across as so "mature" in the novel is because the main character is trying to convince himself that she is mature so he can justify his abusive behaviour. It's essentially a internal commentary of a paedophile grooming a child.
What really pisses me off is that Nabokov regretted writing it in the end because he kept constantly having to explain that this is what the novel was about because readers just did not get this at all.
People who think it is a love story and view Humbert as in any way sympathetic as the poor man who “gave into his dark desires” worry me immensly.
It annoys me so much when I see gifs of the movie all over tumblr like it’s fucking cute.
It’s about pedophilia and child abuse.
That’s not romantic. That’s not cute. It’s not okay to sexualize children.
It’s bizarre because I wonder people read the same book or watched the same movie as I did. Humbert’s narration is classic rationalisation and his desire to completely control his environment and Lolita is evident. Any time she does anything that brings her some sense of freedom, of fun, of being allowed to grow and experience things on her own terms he stops her and calls it “love”. Of course he portrays himself as sympathetic…but he’s pathetic and disgusting. It’s plain as day! I don’t understand other people.
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