Submitted by Anonymous
Anna is short for Anael tho, right?… Abbadon is an angel in Jewish Mythology, but I don’t think that counts… since she is a demon in Christianity (which is what the show is based on).
Anael is a fandom name given to her and used a lot, but it isn’t official. Anna Milton is technically just her human name. For all we know, her angel name could be anything else.
Abbadon is a demon on the show, not an angel, so I wouldn’t say she counts in this case.
Submitted by Anonymous
THOSE NAMES ARE ALL BIBLICAL!!!!!!!
They may be Biblical—but they aren’t angelic!
(Mandatory excessive use of exclamation points implied but not executed.)
I don’t think you’re trying to be a troll, but whether you realize it or not, you’re contributing to three things that are a lot uglier than Gen or Vicki ever could be (though for the record, I think they’re both stunning):
1. That the only value by which a woman should be judged in terms of how much she is “worth” as a wife - even if she does charity work, has a doctorate or two bachelor’s degrees, and is successful in her chosen field - is in her appearance and how beautiful other people consider her to be.
2. That women are not complete and independent individuals who may or may not choose to enter a committed partnership with a man, but are instead prizes to be awarded for merit, with a more handsome/successful/intelligent/wealthy/etc man “deserving” a better (more conventionally attractive) woman the way he would deserve a paycheck. This idea is not only massively objectifying, it’s at the heart of a LOT of entitlement nastiness, from “friendzoning” to rape culture.
3. The things that are most criticized about Gen and Vicki’s appearance (noses, face shape, coloring, hair texture) to be blunt, are extremely thinly veiled dog whistling for “they look too Jewish.” This is racism, as plain and vile as if one of the guys was married to a black woman who kept being criticized for her nose being too wide, her lips too thick, and her hair too kinky to be as pretty as they “deserve.” In fact, it’s a particular kind of racism called anti-Semitism, and it did not go away with the holocaust.
Look, I get it. YMMV when it comes to beauty, eye of the beholder and all that. It’s totally ok if you don’t find those women attractive. But not only do Jared and Misha find them attractive - and in fact have gushed repeatedly in public that they consider their wives breathtakingly beautiful and have been known to literally cry with happiness when talking about them - they are the women who, far beyond their appearance, have been chosen by and chosen these men as their life partners in relationships where all parties involved seem stupidly, blissfully, Warner-Brothers-Called-They-Want-Their-Little-Hearts-And-Birdies-Back happy. That, right there, is all you need to know to mean that everyone is getting what they “deserve,” and that they and it are beautiful and worth not merely respecting, but celebrating.
sopranish replied to your post: So I wrote another little fic, because this Rebecca Clarke/ Yeats song made me all sad (and sentimental for my conservatory days when it tormented me for half a semester in a vocal lit class). Maybe you’ll like it, not sure… hope you do! sopranish(.)tumblr(.)com/post/52772240165/sopranish-cloths-of-heaven-by
Awww thank you for sharing! I’m so glad you liked it! And moving is the pits, good luck with it- don’t let it drive you too crazy!
Let’s see if this does what I think it does.
Yup, okay, I think it does. (It is a good thing you chat me up through replies, or I’d have to scroll forever down my posts just to find one. Ha!)
So what I did was click the Posts tab on my sidebar, found your reply, and copied it from ‘soprano replied’ to the end. Then I clicked the option to create a text post and pasted. It shows up as invisible text for me, but that could just be my browser, I dunno. I selected all the text, then chose the option to block quote it. Hit enter, unblocked it, and that is how I replied to your reply~
If that doesn’t make sense, I think I can find a tutorial video. I never knew about an E or anything, so this is the only way I’ve ever done it. >_>
Fuck special snowflakes who think like this.
Your ass ain’t fucking special because you don’t wear makeup.
You’re not fucking better than the woman with large breasts who wears tank tops.
You’re a piece of shit because you are putting sexist stereotypes onto other women in some anti-feminine bullshit.If you don’t like it, why’d you comment on it? I think it’s awesome and you’re probably one of the girls up there that wears makeup and shortshorts and tiny tanktops. And most kids today wear makeup because they think they aren’t pretty and need it. So deal with it. And get over yourself.
lemme tell you something: I wear tons of fucking make up. I wear short dresses. I walk around with a face that looks about as fake as it can get outside of a fucking barbie doll. and I like it that way. and, despite what you seem to think, no, it’s not because i think i’m ugly. i just fucking like makeup (and trust, i’ve spent years examining my own motivations and how they’re tied to internalized self-hated, fatphobia and misogyny so don’t EVEN cause you don’t know what you’re talking about).
I also read ravenously; engage in discourse regarding philosphy, art, economics, politics, race, gender, sexuality; make subversive art; and love comics and film and music. I’M A FUCKING PERSON IS WHAT I’M SAYING.
like how fucking deep is this goddamn image when the spine of the book JUST SAYS THE WORD ‘BOOK’.
this kind of bullshit narrative, other than furthering a misogynistic dichotomy that pits women against each other, is also a complete fucking fallacy. A huge majority of average women DON’T DO THIS. you aren’t the lone plain jane in an army of cake-faced, bottle blonde barbies—if you look around, you’ll see that most women just throw on jeans and tops and very little makeup.
I get that this kind of shit is an attempt to fight back against media-made images of what womanhood is supposed to be. I get it. (thought isn’t it interesting that the “weirdo” in the picture is still thin and conventionally attractive??)
but attacking other women who you perceive as being stupid or carbon copies because of their fucking appearance doesn’t fight back against shit. it actually does EXACTLY what the patriarchy wants us to do—engenders more hatred and competition between women.
but you know, whatever, continue to think you’re so goddamn special. i’ll be over here reading AND wearing hot pink lipstick and having a hell of a time doing it.
^Perfect commentary is perfect.