In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult.
Maleficent is certainly someone you wouldn’t want at a party, but she’s also someone powerful enough that only a fool would ever dare treat her with such blatant disrespect. The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.
Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance and they throw it back in her face with further disrespect.
And yeah, if the King and Queen had done the properly respectful thing and invited her, Maleficent would have given Aurora a scary awesome present. Moreover so would the other fairies, because at that point both sides would be using it as an opportunity to show off and one-up each other. What they gave her before Maleficent showed up was basically just trivial party favors by fairy standards.
How do you know so much about the social dynamics of medieval fairies
“oh no,” i whisper as i draw a thing for another AU
the one where cas is an alien and jimmy novak is apparently a bum
let’s hope tumblr doesn’t resize this too hard
IM ACTUALLY SCREECHING
THIS IS EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED BUT NEVER KNEW I DID OH MY GOD YOU WONDERFUL PERSON YOU
HOLY FUCK YOU FOUND MY WEAKNESS. IT’S ANIMORPHS.
I would actually watch the fuck out of this.
Look at these precious little cuties…
as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question
does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat
I am familiar with that question.
college sounds fun and all but i’d rather embark on my pokemon journey
7 Great quotes about libraries on photos of beautiful libraries
With libraries around the world in danger of extinction, Flavorwire posted a series of great quotes about libraries from famous writers. I decided to pair them with some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. You’re welcome;
- Trinity College Library - University of Dublin
- University Club Library – New York City
- Admont Abbey Library – Austria
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro
- Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle
- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa
Click on the photo to see it full size. Support your local library, kids.
And then every Whovian collectively went “N O P E”
if a charmander running in circles chasing its tail doesnt fit your blog then you are running the wrong kind of blog
The sherlock fandom is crazy after over a year of waiting
The supernatural fandom is crazy after over a week of waiting
The doctor who fandom is yet to become crazy after a four month break
share your secrets doctor who fandom
we were always crazy
We are time lords we don’t wait, Time is not the boss of us
Whovians are used to waiting - like that time we waited 16 years.
We learn from the best.
The Ohio State University Marching Band is living up to their title of The Best Damn Band in the Land with this video game tribute. Watch the video here- x
my band wouldnt be able to set anything like this
*watches these gif over and over again*
that’s right bitches, Ohio state for the win
THIS IS WHY I LOVE MARCHING BAND
Ohio State is DA BOMB when it comes to marching band.
I only WISH I could’ve done this in Marching Band.
watch the video ok
I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m here to rescue you.