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birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

(via theturtlemoves)

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Okay, we need to talk about the aesthetics in the Anne of Green Gables adaptations

theproblematicpetticoat:

I know they’ve informed a lot of our ideas about Anne & Avonlea, and I love the first two films because honestly there is not a lot out there for Fannes to work with.

But here’s the thing—Anne was born in 1865. This puts the aesthetic for a near adaptation in the 1870s for her childhood at Green Gables and the 1880s for her Redmond and Summerside years, verging on the 1890s for her early married life in Glen St. Mary, followed by, as we know, her youngest daughter Rilla’s experiences as a young woman during the first world war.

I would love it above all things if I could see Anne & her contemporaries in something like these:

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(Phil, surely, would go for a modish little tartan?)

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(Echoes of the outfit worn at the Kingsport Bazaar in Anne of Avonlea?)

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And not just have mental hard-drives full of these:

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I have nothing against the late-Victorian/Edwardian fashions, and they are adorable here, as always—but it’s just not faithful to how L.M. Montgomery would have us see her Anne, or anyone in her earlier Anne books. Obviously fashions in rural Canadian Protestant farming communities wouldn’t be as up-to-the-minute or perhaps as daring as in more urban and European settings, but there’s no reason Avonlea and Redmond ladies couldn’t be done up as daintily as the next girl.

There’s this unfortunate trend of portraying ‘educated women’ in many historical dramas as existing on the cusp of the 20th century, in pseudo-masculine cuts and trim, businesslike suits with very subtle ornamentation as they move into male-dominated spheres of business and education, yet we know Anne to be very stylish and to have delightedly feminine taste in her clothes as she grows up and Marilla’s own severe styles relent.

The less wildly romantic and fanciful Anne’s mind becomes as she steadies and matures, the more her clothing would have become pretty and opulent (within the allowances and budget of Green Gables’ morals and purse.)

Anne is allowed to be pretty and fashionable and care for baubles and beautiful dresses—such as they would have been in the 1870s and 1880s—and she is also allowed to pursue an education as well as her publishing career, such as it is. The Modern Woman didn’t begin alongside the suffragettes of the 1890s and the turn of the century…the author Amy Levy would have been a contemporary of Anne Shirley, and was among one of the first generations to grow up in a decade where university-education for women was permitted, if not always entirely tolerated or encouraged by the general population. Such a step would likely be even more marked among a rural community steeped in tradition, such as Avonlea.

Gorgeous, unrepentantly feminine, trail-blazing academic Anne Shirley?

Yes, please.

Also I just need Patty’s Place shenanigans in my life, okay.

(via lostinhistory)

Filed under this makes a lot of sense to me fashion was important to Anne

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makeoutinheaven:

dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.
THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.
TIME DOES NOT EXIST.
BE.

Wow.

I feel like something really important just happened

makeoutinheaven:

dunebat:

coldswarkids:

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

NO “MATTER”.  EXIST IN THE VOID WITHOUT PURPOSE OR MEANING.

THERE IS NO “YOU”, ONLY THE VAST CONCEPT OF NOTHING.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST.

BE.

Wow.

I feel like something really important just happened

(Source: agirlandhisplatypus, via itsmylifekay)