Favourite nunship hogs the porch in Series 3 photo.
The Coming and Going of Jenny Lee: Television Writing Done Right
In dealing with Jessica Raine’s departure, Heidi Thomas exceeds expectations yet again. I couldn’t have dreamt of a more apt exit for Jenny.
It is a lovely nod to the original source material. And more importantly, it remains faithful to the character’s core values while also allowing her to evolve as a human being. Of course, Jenny doesn’t leave midwifery to get married (although some of us did fear it!) Rather, her move to hospice care feels like a very natural progression. It had always been evident that Jenny had a penchant for working with the elderly.
The s1e3 arc with war veteran Joe Collett is still one of my all-time favourite CTM stories. Joe was so instrumental in helping Jenny embrace the East End! Jenny’s dedication to midwifery has always been for her desire to provide care above all else. She had recently witnessed the dehumanizing hospitalization of childbirth, meanwhile, she is hearing about this new hospice movement centred upon emotional support.
And that final scene. Astonishingly beautiful. And so wonderfully composed.
100HappyDays | Day 16
"… it’s Friday, I’m in love."
Even if it wasn’t Friday yet when I realized this, it sure feels good to finally be honest with myself. Even if it’s in the background for now.
"The character can’t die if the book is told in their point of view!!"
these two should get married !
Get To Know Me Meme: 5 Real Life Ships [1/5]
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
“Leo’s friendship is a major thing in my life. It’s a big relationship. I’ve known him almost twice as long as I’ve know Sam [her husband], but he’s never been a boyfriend, which makes it completely uncomplicated and very special. We met when we were very young and did a this incredible film [Titanic], which changed both our lives, but the best thing to come out of it was this friendship. We have grown up together.” - Kate
I am sorry for the non-book related post but its been 10 minutes and I am still laughing.
“You see him get put in a few unfortunate circumstances so I’m hoping by the end of it you really feel quite bad for the kid.”
Kids Of Gay Parents Speak Out
This is a must see.
Artwork by aduoyaduo.
Isn’t it nice how people twist their religious scripture to suit their weds but when it’s used against them it’s suddenly not okay
I talked to a monk about this quote once (we have mutual friends, and he came to a New Year’s Eve party at my shared art studio). He said this isn’t even talking about homosexuality. That the bible never actually says homosexuality is wrong. What that passage means is this:
Women were treated as subservient and it that you shouldn’t treat other men as subservient, like they are beneath you. It is not talking about homosexuality. If it was, it would say it outright since the bible lists other things outright.
I take the word of a monk who have studied the bible extensively more than a self proclaimed Christian.
The above text, I would like to point out is from the point of view of this translation of the original Hebrew. I spoke with my cousin’s rabbi on the matter and his response was different, saying that it was a mistranslation. See, the true translation says that a man shall not lie with another in the bed of a woman, which is to say, the Hebrews had a shit ton of rules about when a man was or was not allowed in a woman’s bed and private quarters (including, if she didn’t want you there, you weren’t allowed there. Hebrew women were also allowed to divorce their husbands and the image of the ‘oppressive Hebrew people’ is an image that was propogated by Christianity which, historically speaking, doesn’t treat the Jewish people too well and liked to paint them as being rather barbaric and backwards and cultish with their traditions, which, another piece of fun info, their traditions were one of the main reasons why the Jewish people were less likely, in medieval times, to die of the plague. Because washing your hands and avoiding the dead and vermin and the like was a lot of help. Of course the Christians persecuted them for not dying but that’s another matter. I’m sidetracked). So the verse is literally saying ‘Don’t fuck in some lady’s bed because that’s just goddamn rude’
Also, whenever a Christian brings the book of Leviticus up, you should feel free to point out that these are rules that were given to make the Hebrew people prepared for when the son of God came to earth. In Christianity, it’s believed the son of God was Jesus. So by following the rules set in Leviticus or pushing them as things we should follow, they’re saying that Jesus was not the son of God, and that Jesus did not, in fact, die for our sins. Jewish people believe, in their faith, that the son of God hasn’t yet been born, so many choose to follow these rules.
Most people of course roll their eyes when I explain the translation of the verse (full breakdown found here) but it’s always fun to point out the nature of the rules in Leviticus and the implications of following them.
I’m a theology student and I am on the verge of crying because of how accurate this commentary is. Historical context is simultaneously the most interesting and most important part of interpreting any texts.