THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
^^ I throughly enjoyed the history lesson dashed with the colorful adjectives.
I would check first too if I was married to Cersi.
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DM: The Dragon awakens.
Rogue: Yes, hello! This crafty mage here was trying to abscond with all your gold and I am trying to bring it back to you, which is why I’m the one holding it.
I really need to read/watch the Discworld stuff.
Discworld is a lot more important than people give it credit.
I keep saying it, and I’m gonna KEEP saying it
This is one of my favorite exchanges in all of Pratchett’s works, and that’s saying something.
Seriously. Read Discworld.
I was going to make a point about the subtle symbolism of handing one’s lightsaber to another person, and how it could be a nod to romance between characters…but then I went to get the scene where Anakin hands the lightsaber over to Padme and found that the series hits that point over the head with a very big hammer.
To my memory, these are the only times that a character voluntarily hands their own lightsaber over to another person (Anakin and Obi-Wan store theirs in Artoo, but that’s different). And each scene has a subtle touch to it:
—Padme comments that Anakin’s “life” is heavier than she was expecting; I don’t think that one needs any explanation.
—Ahsoka gives Barriss her “life” as the two of them are about to die underground, and when they hold hands and wait for the end, Barriss leaves on the lightsaber she was given, and not her own: they’re both sharing one life then.
—Asajj gives her “life” to Obi-Wan: the life of pain and suffering and hatred and darkness, all symbolized by a red lightsaber. But she says “I want that back.” She’s not going to let Obi-Wan solve her problems for her, she’s going to take it back for herself, she’s still an independent woman, even if she’s sharing a piece of her soul with someone else (Obi-Wan cheerfully replies that red isn’t his color: he’s not going to stay with the Dark Side).
TLDR: There is a lot of good, subtle material in this show.