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This was compiled and reblogged in reference to the scene from last week’s Game of Thrones in regards to it ruining Jaime’s character arc. I can easily see how Jaime’s act can be seen as  ”out of character” or “throwing character development out the window” but him thinking the rape of a child or a woman by a group of barbaric strangers is not mutually exclusive with his ability to rape a woman he loves. Plenty of rapes- a majority even- are committed by people the victims TRUST. Just because a guy is a “good guy”, a good guy who would actively condemn rape and defend women in the public sphere does not mean he is somehow infallible.  I do think the way the scene was played out was completely gratuitous and inappropriate (the director of the episode not acknowledging that the scene depicted rape being the most problematic aspect), but I also think it is wrong to paint people, fictional characters or otherwise, as unilaterally good or evil at any given point of time. The quotes pulled here are not good justification to say that Jaime would NEVER commit rape, because plenty of men would proclaim that rape is wrong but still go on to fail to obtain proper consent from their partners. Otherwise good people are capable of committing atrocious acts of violence and forgetting this very important point is what gets us into a lot of trouble. 

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But as Tolman points out, Molly isn’t just a Marge clone. “Molly is in such a different position than Marge, because she’s trying to prove herself for this whole series, and Marge never has to do that. And that’s what makes Marge so lovable. She’s just like, ‘Well, this is what needs to be done. I’m gonna go solve this murder now!’ [Laughs.] But I don’t know that that would be interesting to watch for ten hours. So Molly really does struggle. She really does go uphill.”

Part of Molly’s uphill battle is trying to investigate her chief’s murder as a deputy in the male-dominated Bemidji police department, where “she’s surrounded by morons,” Tolman says. “You really get to watch her fight to be heard in her department. And you see her kind of learn to be a detective. She’s never had to solve a crime, so she’s learning to put things together… but she’s a natural at it.”

She’s not really a natural at social interaction, though. Tolman teases that viewers will also see Molly “learn to relate to humans a little bit better. I always feel like Molly is so singularly minded about her job that she’s like, ‘I’m sorry, what? Do you have feelings?’ [Laughs.] So you get to watch her develop relationships. She gets to know [Colin Hanks’ character] Gus more, and their friendship is really cool.”

Allison Tolman talks about the evolution of her character, Molly Solverson, over the course of Fargo.

From Yahoo TV—How Newcomer Allison Tolman landed a key role in FX’s Fargo

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I have an unabashed love for Marge Gunderson, but this interpretation of her makes much more sense for a longer serial format. So far very on board with Molly! 

gnorcs:

pleiadic:

gnorcs:

why are mini m&ms so much better than normal m&ms 

because there’s this thing called the square-cube law (x) which basically says that as volume decreases, so does the surface area, but not as quickly (by the square of the scaling factor, instead of by the cube), which means that smaller m&ms have a higher candy:chocolate ratio than normal ones

i was gonna call u a nerd… but.. thats actually….kinda…interesting

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ursulatheseabitchh:

The last three Disney films that starred POC were the Emperor’s New Groove in 2000, Brother Bear in 2003 and Princess and the Frog in 2009.

What did they have in common?

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Exactly.

Lilo and Stitch in 2002? 

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adisneysketch:

Concept Art & Storyboard Art from Mulan:

Mulan sketches by Chen-Yi Chang

Storyboard Art by Dean DeBlois

Art from “The Art of Mulan”; published 1998; Text by Jeff Kurtti

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basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

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