I have something for you, Athelstan

The relationship between Ragnar and Athelstan in season 1 is hugely complex. It starts of as this master/slave relationship that develops into a kind of friendship-

the fact that i even get an axe is really exciting
george blagden, mature adult

This arm ring binds you in loyalty to me, your lord. Your chieftain. Any oath that you swear on this ring must be honored and kept.

Is that another way of saying you love me?

s1e1/s2e7

dwaroxxx:

Ask this guy about trust issues

dwaroxxx:

Ask this guy about trust issues

wessasaurus-rex:

pleatedjeans:

21 Times School Wasn’t Boring

THAT SAMURAI CARDBOARD ARMOUR AND SHIELD ARMOR 

maddehhey:

oprahsmom:

toocooltobehipster:

how is he posting this from 4 months in the future

this was taken in February

americans

maddehhey:

oprahsmom:

toocooltobehipster:

how is he posting this from 4 months in the future

this was taken in February

americans

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.