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mandy: TA 轉p ETER PAN PIPPILONGSTOKING+LINDGE ATHE WIZARD ERANK Jot OZ OSAUM the Lion ie i theterdenne C.S. LEWIS HOKEEK.TUMBLR.COM Potter LERBY HED HARRY PLEF nestofstraightlines: jabberwockypie: kyraneko: darkmagyk: seananmcguire: nokeek: Dorothy just wanted something that she could believe in,A gray dustbowl girl in a life she was better off leavin’.She made her escape, went from gray into green,And she could have got clear, and she could have got clean,But she chose to be good and go back to the gray Kansas skyWhere color’s a fable and freedom’s a fairy tale lie. Alice got lost, and I guess that we really can’t blame her;They say she got tangled and tied in the lies that became her.They say she went mad, and she never complained,For there’s peace of a kind in a life unconstrained.She gives Cheshire kisses, she’s easy with white rabbit smiles,And she’ll never be free, but she’s won herself safe for a while. Susan and Lucy were queens, and they ruled well and proudly.They honored their land and their lord, rang the bells long and loudly.They never once asked to return to their livesTo be children and chattel and mothers and wives,But the land cast them out in a lesson that only one learned;And one queen said ‘I am not a toy’, and she never returned. Mandy’s a pirate, and Mia weaves silk shrouds for faeries,And Deborah will pour you red wine pressed from sweet poisoned berries.Kate poses riddles and Mary plays tricks,While Kaia builds towers from brambles and sticks,And the rules that we live by are simple and clear:Be wicked and lovely and don’t live in fear        Dorothy, Alice and Wendy and Jane,        Susan and Lucy, we’re calling your names,        All the Lost Girls who came out of the rain        And chose to go back on the shelf.        Tinker Bell says, and I find I agree        You have to break rules if you want to break free.        So do as you like  — we’re determined to be        Wicked girls saving ourselves. For we will be wicked and we will be fairAnd they’ll call us such names, and we really won’t care,So go, tell your Wendys, your Susans, your Janes,There’s a place they can go if they’re tired of chains,And our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost,But we’ll walk on them willingly, knowing the cost  — We won’t take our place on the shelves.It’s better to fly and it’s better to dieSay the wicked girls saving ourselves. (Seanan McGuire) This is breathtaking. I heard this poem once a million years ago, I have been looking for it ever since, and had now found it.  I love it so much more then I remember.  You might be interested to know that she set it to music and it’s also a song. @darkmagyk And people have made fanvids set to it! (The CD is out of print right now - I have it and I love it so much, but I she’s re-printing a different one … soonish?) Mmmmm I get it but I’m not sure about the implication that real life is an inherent punishment for girls, and I find this kind of feminist take a little reactionary and keen to flatten out female characters and their stories into simple terms to make a kind of Yass Queen point. Anyway here’s a video I love examining the differences in feminist-related theming between the book and movie of The Wizard of Oz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz15yFVF1TI And here’s a Hark! A Vagrant comic that is very much that’s-it-that’s the-book re. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:
 mandy: TA
 轉p ETER PAN
 PIPPILONGSTOKING+LINDGE
 ATHE WIZARD ERANK
 Jot OZ OSAUM
 the Lion ie i
 theterdenne
 C.S. LEWIS
 HOKEEK.TUMBLR.COM
 Potter
 LERBY HED
 HARRY PLEF
nestofstraightlines:

jabberwockypie:

kyraneko:

darkmagyk:

seananmcguire:

nokeek:

Dorothy just wanted something that she could believe in,A gray dustbowl girl in a life she was better off leavin’.She made her escape, went from gray into green,And she could have got clear, and she could have got clean,But she chose to be good and go back to the gray Kansas skyWhere color’s a fable and freedom’s a fairy tale lie.
Alice got lost, and I guess that we really can’t blame her;They say she got tangled and tied in the lies that became her.They say she went mad, and she never complained,For there’s peace of a kind in a life unconstrained.She gives Cheshire kisses, she’s easy with white rabbit smiles,And she’ll never be free, but she’s won herself safe for a while.
Susan and Lucy were queens, and they ruled well and proudly.They honored their land and their lord, rang the bells long and loudly.They never once asked to return to their livesTo be children and chattel and mothers and wives,But the land cast them out in a lesson that only one learned;And one queen said ‘I am not a toy’, and she never returned.
Mandy’s a pirate, and Mia weaves silk shrouds for faeries,And Deborah will pour you red wine pressed from sweet poisoned berries.Kate poses riddles and Mary plays tricks,While Kaia builds towers from brambles and sticks,And the rules that we live by are simple and clear:Be wicked and lovely and don’t live in fear
        Dorothy, Alice and Wendy and Jane,        Susan and Lucy, we’re calling your names,        All the Lost Girls who came out of the rain        And chose to go back on the shelf.        Tinker Bell says, and I find I agree        You have to break rules if you want to break free.        So do as you like 

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 we’re determined to be        Wicked girls saving ourselves.
For we will be wicked and we will be fairAnd they’ll call us such names, and we really won’t care,So go, tell your Wendys, your Susans, your Janes,There’s a place they can go if they’re tired of chains,And our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost,But we’ll walk on them willingly, knowing the cost 

— 

We won’t take our place on the shelves.It’s better to fly and it’s better to dieSay the wicked girls saving ourselves.
(Seanan McGuire)

This is breathtaking.

I heard this poem once a million years ago, I have been looking for it ever since, and had now found it. 
I love it so much more then I remember. 

You might be interested to know that she set it to music and it’s also a song.

@darkmagyk And people have made fanvids set to it! (The CD is out of print right now - I have it and I love it so much, but I she’s re-printing a different one … soonish?)

Mmmmm I get it but I’m not sure about the implication that real life is an inherent punishment for girls, and I find this kind of feminist take a little reactionary and keen to flatten out female characters and their stories into simple terms to make a kind of Yass Queen point. Anyway here’s a video I love examining the differences in feminist-related theming between the book and movie of The Wizard of Oz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz15yFVF1TI
And here’s a Hark! A Vagrant comic that is very much that’s-it-that’s the-book re. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

nestofstraightlines: jabberwockypie: kyraneko: darkmagyk: seananmcguire: nokeek: Dorothy just wanted something that she could belie...

mandy: or dventures of Billy & andySabrina: The Animated Series (199) Sabrina: The Animated Series (1999) (2003) Sorting Squid Weird Al The Weird Al Show (1997) Johnny Bravo (1997) Fatman Al Yankstone Weird Al Yankovic The Simpsons (1989) Weird Al Mad (201o) Adventure Time (2010) no Krang Banana Man Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008) Transformers Animated (2007) Weird Al Wreck-Gar Technician Back at the Barnyard (2007,) Lilo & Stitch (2003) Weird Al Singing Minstrel Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016) The 7D (2014) Blumfump Shapeshifter Wander Over Yonder (2013) Teen Titans Go! (2013) Dr. Screwball Jones Darkseid Gravity Falls (2012) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Probabilitor Cheese Sandwich the-one-and-only-jsk: “Weird Al” has played:-Himself but yellow (Simpsons)-Himself but himself (Johnny Bravo)-Himself but a Grand Dad (Weird Al Show)-Himself but the best super hero (Weird Al Show)-Himself but designed ugly (Sabrina)-A freaking squid (Billy and Mandy)-A cross between his 80s self and current self (Lilo and Stitch)-Himself but CGI (Back at the Barnyard)-Robot peeps (Transformers)-Himself but with the second best super hero (Batman)-A banana spaceman (Adventure Time)-A brain villain [he was also a certain super hero and a manager] (Mad)-A pony [which may or may not have made me a brony] (My Little Pony)-Smart dude (Gravity Falls)-An actually funny scene in this awful show (Teen Titans Go)-Banana doctor clown guy (Wander Over Yonder)-Anyone (The 7D)-Squidward (Voltron)-Some guy (Star V.S. the Forces of Evil - not pictured)-Someone who might have killed someone (Milo Murphy’s Law; main character - not pictured) -A robot who is quite weird (Uncle Grandpa - not pictured) -A dog (BoJack Horseman - not pictured) This is why you should love “Weird Al”.
 mandy: or
 dventures of Billy & andySabrina: The Animated Series (199)
 Sabrina: The Animated Series (1999)
 (2003)
 Sorting Squid
 Weird Al
 The Weird Al Show (1997)
 Johnny Bravo (1997)
 Fatman
 Al Yankstone
 Weird Al Yankovic
 The Simpsons (1989)
 Weird Al

 Mad (201o)
 Adventure Time (2010)
 no
 Krang
 Banana Man
 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
 Transformers Animated (2007)
 Weird Al
 Wreck-Gar
 Technician
 Back at the Barnyard (2007,)
 Lilo & Stitch (2003)
 Weird Al
 Singing Minstrel

 Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016)
 The 7D (2014)
 Blumfump
 Shapeshifter
 Wander Over Yonder (2013)
 Teen Titans Go! (2013)
 Dr. Screwball Jones
 Darkseid
 Gravity Falls (2012)
 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
 Probabilitor
 Cheese Sandwich
the-one-and-only-jsk:

“Weird Al” has played:-Himself but yellow (Simpsons)-Himself but himself (Johnny Bravo)-Himself but a Grand Dad (Weird Al Show)-Himself but the best super hero (Weird Al Show)-Himself but designed ugly (Sabrina)-A freaking squid (Billy and Mandy)-A cross between his 80s self and current self (Lilo and Stitch)-Himself but CGI (Back at the Barnyard)-Robot peeps (Transformers)-Himself but with the second best super hero (Batman)-A banana spaceman (Adventure Time)-A brain villain [he was also a certain super hero and a manager] (Mad)-A pony [which may or may not have made me a brony] (My Little Pony)-Smart dude (Gravity Falls)-An actually funny scene in this awful show (Teen Titans Go)-Banana doctor clown guy (Wander Over Yonder)-Anyone (The 7D)-Squidward (Voltron)-Some guy (Star V.S. the Forces of Evil - not pictured)-Someone who might have killed someone (Milo Murphy’s Law; main character - not pictured)
-A robot who is quite weird (Uncle Grandpa - not pictured)

-A dog (BoJack Horseman - not pictured)
This is why you should love “Weird Al”.

the-one-and-only-jsk: “Weird Al” has played:-Himself but yellow (Simpsons)-Himself but himself (Johnny Bravo)-Himself but a Grand Dad (W...