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I'm batshit and I have an unhealthy fixation on vampires (NOT the sparkly ones), Blair Waldorf's transformative power over my life, Cersei Lannister and her drinking game invention talent, the Troll of Winterfell - Sansa Stark, teens who are wolves (or Derek Hale), incestuous thousand year old vampires who originated their species, the rebels who took down the Capitol, fallen angels masquerading as Shadowhunters, fashion as performance and also as a convenient way to not be naked, dancing like a nerd, being a nerd, shiny things (that aren't vampires), and men I would like to rub myself on.
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rapiddescent:

Common wisdom has it that Tumblr is filled mostly with people in their  teens and early twenties. I keep seeing people talk about being “older than the average” Tumblr user and naturally, that makes me curious to know, well, how old is the average Tumblr user, really? Fortunately, other people are interested in this, too, and have already done some surveys. This data comes from Google Doubleclick Ad Planner data that has been available to advertisers. It is from 2012, but it probably hasn’t changed significantly since then. This data came from the United States only, and the demographics may vary somewhat in other countries. 

Tumblr skews toward the younger end of the social media world, but the average age of Tumblr users is actually 34.6 years old. This is only a little bit younger than the average age for social media users as a whole (36.9). The youngest Tumblr users (0-24) are about 30% of total, while the next two groups (25-44) look like added together they’re a bit over 40%. Another website breaks down the same Ad Planner age data a bit differently and shows that people over 35 are 47% of Tumblr users. (13-17=8%; 18-34=45%). Compared to Facebook, where 66% of users are over 35, Tumblr definitely has a younger set of users. The average age, however, is still around going to be around 34 years old. No matter how you slice it,Tumblr is younger than most other social media sites, but not as young as you might think it is.

In terms of gender, the surveys only gathered data on male and female.Tumblr has 62% women, a fairly higher amount of women than Facebook (57%). but not nearly as much as Pinterest or Blogger.

So, while it’s fair to say that Tumblr is a more “youthful” site than most other social media sites, the idea that the “average” Tumblr user is in the youngest age group is incorrect.

I’m extremely curious about all this and this is my first inquiry into the topic. I haven’t even looked into the academic literature yet. So this is sort of a first look. I’ll definitely post about it when I find a properly designed, peer reviewed and published survey on the matter.

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(Source: fiftysevenacademics)

“So what’s it all add up to? Well, it’s hard to say. But me, I’d say it was a test. For Sam and Dean. And I think they did alright. Up against good, evil, angels, devils, destiny, and God himself - They made their own choice. They chose family. And well, isn’t that kinda the whole point?”

(Source: kirkenterprise)

Courtesy is a Lady’s Armour

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porcelainshewolf:

Sansa lowered her eyes. “Thank you,” she said when he was done. She was a good girl and always remembered her courtesies

Can we just talk about this moment? It might be my favorite Sansa moment from the first book.  It just hit me like a brick filled with sadness.

I was once listening to a podcast doing a read through of Game of Thrones and when they got to this line one of the hosts exclaimed, “Sansa is the worst.” I think that’s such an odd reaction to that line. This wasn’t Sansa being naive, shallow, or stupid. Her situation is so terrible but you can see her strength coming through.

Sansa’s courtesy is a strength, its her armour. She was raised as a noble women. To be beautiful. To sound beautiful. To embroider. Dance. Make other people at ease.  Sansa was comfortable with this. Being a lady is a role Sansa wanted to play. And it was all she was ever taught. Sansa doesn’t have skills that are deemed practical like self defense, survival skills, etc.  

That is why Sansa is so amazing. She draws her strength from something that readers and characters in the book think is useless. Tyrion is annoyed at her courtesy. The Hound scoffs at it. Cersei and Joff think she is stupid. Readers of the book demonize her for it.

Courtesy is a lady’s armour and Sansa’s armour is damn near impenetrable. Sansa does what he father could never do. She survives the court that is filled with conspiracy.

Survival is a strength. Survival is a skill. 

Very much so. It’s always interesting to me that the Stark girls are both getting through a terrible time with use of their particular gifts, and that if their positions were swapped, they might both be dead.

Arya can pass as a boy for a while and survive the rough trek across Westeros, but she probably wouldn’t last a month in the conditions Sansa does in King’s Landing- Arya wouldn’t be able to keep her mouth shut and adapt to survive and work around people who are sneakier with their lies. Sansa probably wouldn’t have survived Harrenhal, unable to pass as a boy and be ignored, and later on, to fight physically. They both have their own equally valuable skill sets that allow them to survive.

(Source: rachaelrosens)

cuatroquesos:

A source tells us at that the top three names being bantered about right now are Armie Hammer, Taylor Kitsch and Garrett Hedlund.

The source also says that a final decision from the studio may be announced as early as this week.

However, another source says the studio may also be looking at unknowns à la Brad Pitt in Thelma & Louise.

Filming is scheduled to begin in the fall with Francis Lawrence taking over the directing reigns from Gary Ross.

Reps for the three did not comment.

A Lionsgate rep said, “As with the first film, we won’t be confirming, denying or commenting on any casting rumors for this title. We will announce news wide when there is official casting news to announce.

(Source: hungergamesdwtc.net)