Lupita Nyong’o (via sonofafieldnegro)
this is so important. too many actors fail to thank the people they play on screen. They often think they are those people and that they have actually done something through acting a part. Lupita knows the importance of playing the role of Patsey, but she always pays tribute to this real historical person and all the Patseys who have suffered. Lupita reminds everyone that Patsey is very real. That Solomon Northrup’s story is very real. This history from this movie is real and we must not forget. Thank you, Lupita. You’re an angel.
*knocks everyone out of the way*
what to wear when…a fairy tale sensitive bride.
examples: the sensitive bride that is hurt by a pea from prinsessen paa ærten (the princess and the pea), the sensitive brides that are hurt by lotus flowers/moonbeams/sounds from ராஜா நல்லொழுக்கம் பேனர் மூன்று மென்மையானது மனைவிகள் (the three delicate wives of king virtue-banner), the sensitive brides that are hurt by hair-brushing/wrinkled fabric/jasmine petals from la donna più sensibili (the most sensitive woman)
only a princess can marry a prince, necessitating the fairy tale motif of the bridal sensitivity test to verify the authenticity of a potential bride’s royal blood…many types of bridal tests occur in fairy tales, such as performing laborious tasks [e.g. spinning in rumpelstilzchen (rumpelstiltskin)] or fitting into special items of clothing [e.g. the sandal from rhodopis (ροδώπις)], but in this tale type, a bride’s worthiness as a wife is proven because her body’s literal sensitivity (aristocrats were conceived of as inherently daintier and less suited to physical duress than peasants) indicates her figurative sensitivity (her susceptibility to physical harm symbolizes her for femininity, royal lineage, and high degree of compassion for the pain of others)…often, three extraordinarily sensitive maidens are presented as prospective wives. the prince chooses the one among them with the highest sensitivity…sensitivity tests for princesses are treated ironically even in the oldest fairy tales, [but] this is not an unqualified honor because the narrator characterizes such extreme delicateness as both a virtue and an inconvenience.
post 807 of an infinity-part series
It was the natural order of things… all things must die.