For me, Effie is kind of always the candy in the room. But Effie’s own struggle, because inherently she knows what she’s doing, is horrible —she’s picking kids to go and murder each other and kill each other and die. So with her, it was always having her kind of teetering on shoes that really weren’t balanced, or having her waist always pinched in a little too tight. It’s almost like her own penance to herself, that she can’t quite ever settle into her own life because she always has to be on her toes, and always has to be Effie Trinket. And so that’s a reminder to her that she can never really be relaxed because no one is safe.
If you don’t understand why people don’t like the big bang theory, once in an episode the cast was at a comic store browsing and a woman walked in, and one of the leads said “Is she lost?” and that was the joke.
And there was a caterpillar smoking a bong but w/e
it was a hookah actually but w/e
And Alice in wonderland was based off her opiate trips her uncle forced her to take. And he wrote down her stories and experiences and made it into a book.
You ever find a post that’s so wrong your eyes roll out of your skull? Let’s begin:
First off, most of what it says about the Mad Hatter is true. Hatmakers in the 19th century were exposed to mercuric nitrate vapors when felting animal furs to make their hats, which resulted in severe health problems. These issues included tremors, emotional instability, and physical weakness. However, by most historian’s accounts, the Mad Hatter was based mainly on Theophilus Carter, a furniture salesman whose odd affectations Carroll was well acquainted with.
The Cheshire Cat's section is where this gets maddening(pardon the pun). First off, Toxoplasma gondii and the disease it causes, Toxoplasmosis were fully unknown at the time Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. T. gondii wasn’t discovered until 1908, 43 years after the book was written. The side effects of T. gondii were absolutely never considered ‘harmless’, the first confirmed case of a T. gondii infection in a human being left the dead with lesions on her eyes and brain. T.gondii can be linked to schizophrenia and suicide, but causal evidence is severely lacking. And for the love of god, schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder/disassociative identity disorder are NOT THE SAME THING.
Alice In Wonderland Syndrome is actually a real thing. It’s experienced mainly by migraine sufferers or people who have ingested hallucinogenics such as the Fly Agaric mushroom or LSD. Considering that the mushroom Alice ingested in Alice in Wonderland was not a Fly Agaric, and LSD wasn’t synthesized until 1938, AND that Lewis Carroll suffered from chronic migraines(in his diary he mentions the visual effects he commonly experienced), we can deduce that Carroll used his own experiences as inspiration for Alice’s constant size fluctuations. Again, this has nothing at all to do with schizophrenia.
The hallucinogenic properties of mushrooms have been known for centuries, any culture found in the same place as psychotropic mushrooms will have a history with them. Unfortunately, the Fly Agaric mushroom is the one that can cause AIWS, and again, it was not featured in the book. Furthermore, Fly Agaric was very rarely used recreationally by anyone, due to the wildly unpredictable nature of its effects. There is little evidence that Psilocybin mushrooms were used recreationally in any significant amount during Carroll time, though the hallucinogenic and spiritual effects would likely be well known by him.
It’s a lot of fun for dumb stoners to read all this drug shit into the story(I should know, I am one), especially since it was written in the Victorian era where basically everyone was off their tits on something or other. That being said, the comment directly above mine is complete bullshit. Lewis Carroll was not Alice Liddell’s uncle. Alice Liddell, the girl for whom the story was written, was not ‘forced to take opiates’ in order to write the books. It’s possible that Liddell did take opiates, as morphine and heroin were popular children’s medications at the time, but she was most certainly not forced into a drug-induced state in order to write a book. Jesus fucking Christ, where did they get that from?
Look, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are very odd, very surreal books, but the links to drug use and mental illness are tenuous at best. I mean, the book was written as a gift to a 10 year old girl. Why the hell would anyone, especially in the incredibly uptight era of the Victorians, write a little girl a story about drug binging and psychosis?
The reason this gets to me is that the books do have hidden meanings. Carroll was an avid mathematician and there are many references to mathematical concepts hidden within the story. The books are also an interesting satire of the Victorian era with many allusions to the politics of the day. Interpretations of the story like those seen in the images above just spread harmful and incorrect information about drugs and mental illness.
thanks to drhoz for submitting!
Effie Trinket + not being oblivious to the Capitol’s true nature
“I’m not sure. I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment,” says Peeta. “For killing that little girl.”
“This is dreadful.” Effie sounds like she’s about to cry. “That sort of thinking … it’s forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely. You’ll only bring down more trouble on yourself and Katniss.”
#effie is likely the most understated character of the entire series#she’s also perfection#so suck it#i just love the way she says things#it’s like she’s completely oblivious and when with one sentence you realise#she’s not a clueless as everyone thinks#those that say she doesn’t understand#clearly you’re not paying attention (via euphemiabernathy)
And I’m like “Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings even worse than your abandonment”. (Juno, 2007)
I dedicate this award for all the people who endured slavery - and the 21 million people who are still enslaved today.
take a few moments to think about the fact that every person on this planet looks up and sees the same moon and how fucking wonderful that is
this is wrong each person on earth has a differentmoon that follows them and at the end of your life it comes down to earth and squashes you and kills you
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
what? do they really want WOMEN to play women in the roman theater? like actual women, not just young men in dresses and wigs? this political correctness bullshit is getting too ridiculous. what else, you want gods to play gods?
trying to write essays
what does this mean
have u ever written an essay
That shit is bananas!
Before [Thorin] falls, he rises to quite a great height. He achieves everything that he could possibly wish for. And then he falls from that great height. — RA
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