all i need in my life is sansa/margaery modern AUs
Hi everyone! Donations for Jess are now up and running here.
As many of you know, my good friend Jess has had a lot of financial trouble due to her poor health. Several ongoing illnesses ( allergies, asthma, recurring bronchitis, several illnesses in high-school that were incredibly severe, and ultimately chronic fatigue syndrome) have caused her significant problems over the years, including having to drop out of college and preventing her from getting a job. Nearly her entire adult life has been plagued with these illnesses, she hasn’t been able to live a ‘normal’ life.
As Megan summarised in a post a few weeks ago:
"Jessica and her mother have tried to be strong, for years now. But without help, their strength is dwindling and their hope for a future is fading. Jessica is only in her 20s and is already having to consider the end of her life. An end where everything is stripped away from her, an end that has forced her to consider suicide.
the thing is, sansa has always been taught songs and stories featuring brave, good-hearted knights and beautiful ladies. she grew up believing that every arranged married was like ned and catelyn’s, that all couples fell in love. she was eleven years old and she was told she would marry a handsome prince and that she would one day rule all of the seven kingdoms.
sansa was told all these things, and of course it was going to affect her outlook on the world. it never occured to sansa that joffrey was cruel instead of brave and good-hearted, it never occured to her that she shouldn’t be able to trust cersei, trust the queen. it never occured to her that her father would be beheaded at joffrey’s hand.
none of that ever occured to her, because those weren’t the things sansa was brought up to believe. she grew up believing in those songs and those stories and of true love. to an eleven year old girl who was told she’d marry a prince, to an eleven year old who grew up with her head full of songs and stories, to an eleven year old who’s idea of marriage was based off ned and cat, to an eleven year old who was told she’d be queen one day, those awful things shouldn’t happen, and perhaps couldn’t happen.
i think it’s fair to say sansa was naive, i’m not going to deny that, but i don’t think it’s fair to say she was stupid and weak and killed her father simply because she believed in the things she was supposed to believe in.
theyve started selling lucky charms at tescos and ive never had any american cereal before and it has little tiny marshmallows in it and im haivng heart palpitations this is so sugary my body isnt used to this ive been living off cornflaeks for the last 16 years why are there marshmallows in my cereal who came up with this idea i feel like a bag of sugar just jizzed in my veins there are sweets in my fucking cereal is that even legal im so confused
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”
Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.
And guys don’t understand why she was upset.
Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.