volunteer-fire-fighter:

These are three times Violet Baudelaire’s beauty is commented on before page 100 of book 1. Each time it’s by a villain. In fact, Violet’s attractiveness is almost only commented on by villains throughout the series. Her general physical appearances and the physical appearances of other characters are only commented on otherwise when it’s a plot point, such as the triplets being identical or Klaus wearing glasses, besides Mr. Snicket’s rare general references to the fact they the Baudelaire children have “pleasant facial features.”

Violet is not important because she is beautiful. From the very beginning she impresses readers with her inventing skills, courage, and care for her siblings. Unlike most female characters, her looks are treated as trivial. Her attractiveness is actually a negative thing at times because it leads to harassment from Count Olaf and his theater troupe. As a reader you don’t miss hearing what Violet looks like. You don’t notice it, because you can get such a full picture of her by reading about her actions and feelings.

Lemony Snicket is telling children everywhere that it is abilities that are important, not outward appearances. In a beauty-obsessed world where girls Violet’s age and even younger are taught that looking good is the most important thing and treated by men like slabs of meat, Violet is a beacon of hope. Her looks don’t matter. Her talents and virtues do.

The only time Violet’s physical beauty is mentioned by another character is when Quigley calls her beautiful. I think it’s worth noting that he goes for the full flavor of “beautiful” instead of the lesser adjective “pretty” that seems to be the standard of the villains.

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unshaped:

"you can’t copy my homework because our teacher will know that you copied it from me"

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simplypurkey:

jazzumon:

destielkills:

auntiesnixshipper:

awkwardteenagenerves:

discard-and-discover:

evolve-within:

disregardwomen:

When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

Jesus I envy that relationship. 

this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

i love all of your moms

When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.


That last story is worth reblogging

simplypurkey:

jazzumon:

destielkills:

auntiesnixshipper:

awkwardteenagenerves:

discard-and-discover:

evolve-within:

disregardwomen:

When my mom’s out in public, she sends me pictures of lesbians she sees.

Jesus I envy that relationship. 

this is like the time when my mum took me bra shopping and the girl measuring me up was a lesbian and my mum said to me “i’ll go take a walk around the shop so you can talk to this nice young girl” and gave me a look as if to say “chat her up”. 

My mum tries to push me towards cute possibly gay girls and then disappears. She did it in Primark once and I found her hiding behind a pile of knickers, watching me.

i love all of your moms

When I was 17 I was convinced I was in love with the check out girl at the grocery store 5 minutes away from our house, so my dad went to get milk and somehow found an appropriate point in the conversation while buying a half gallon of milk to give her my number. Three days later she called me and asked if I wanted to come over “to watch a movie” and long story short my dad got me laid thanks dad.

That last story is worth reblogging

thejunglenook:

ballpointpun:

Somewhere a rocket scientist brain surgeon physicist with a knack for economics who wears Velcro shoes is having a stress breakdown.

When I was a professional ballroom dance instructor, one of my coworkers was having a tough time teaching a step to her student. As he gets more frustrated she tells him “it’s ok- you’ll get it- this isn’t rocket science.”
There is an awkward pause as her student stares back at her."No" he agrees, "this isn’t rocket science. That I can do. This is some sadistic step designed specifically to torture rocket scientists.”
And that’s how we found out he worked for NASA.

thejunglenook:

ballpointpun:

Somewhere a rocket scientist brain surgeon physicist with a knack for economics who wears Velcro shoes is having a stress breakdown.

When I was a professional ballroom dance instructor, one of my coworkers was having a tough time teaching a step to her student. As he gets more frustrated she tells him “it’s ok- you’ll get it- this isn’t rocket science.”

There is an awkward pause as her student stares back at her.
"No" he agrees, "this isn’t rocket science. That I can do. This is some sadistic step designed specifically to torture rocket scientists.”

And that’s how we found out he worked for NASA.

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lion:

me

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ferblatin:

me trying to be romantic

asian:

all i want in life is

  • fast wifi
  • fast metabolism
  • fast food
  • fast shipping

unshaped:

June is so out the door

unshaped:

June is so out the door

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askboggle:

egberts:

do you ever walk to the beat of your music in public and you think you look really cool but you probably just look like a dumbass

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