One of my favorite things is to go back and rewatch the first meetings of my favorite ships, cuz you get to be like “YEAH THAT’S THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE RIGHT THERE. YES THAT ONE. THE ONE YOU THINK YOU HATE RIGHT NOW.”
M.I.A. on set of Bring the Noize video clip by Liz Johnson-Artur, 2013
[4/9] CHINESE GODS AND GODDESSES | CHANG’E
Chang’e or Chang-o [嫦娥] is the Chinese goddess of the Moon. Unlike many lunar deities in other cultures who personify the Moon, Chang’e only lives on the Moon.
In one version of the Chang’e legend, she was a beautiful young girl working in the Jade Emperor’s palace in heaven, where immortals, good people and fairies lived. One day, she accidentally broke a precious porcelain jar. Angered, the Jade Emperor banished her to live on earth.
Chang’e was transformed into a member of a rich farming family. When she was 18, a young hunter named Houyi from another village spotted her, now a beautiful young woman. They became friends. One day, a strange phenomenon occurred—10 suns arose in the sky instead of one, blazing the earth. Houyi, an expert archer, stepped forward to try to save the earth. He successfully shot down nine of the suns, becoming an instant hero. He eventually became king and married Chang’e.
But King Houyi grew to become greedy and selfish. He sought immortality by ordering an elixir be created to prolong his life. The elixir in the form of a single pill was almost ready when Chang’e came upon it. She either accidentally or purposely swallowed the pill. This angered King Houyi, who went after his wife. Trying to flee, she jumped out the window of a chamber at the top of the palace—and, instead of falling, she floated into the sky toward the Moon.
ur fave is problematic. *spins the celebrity wheel* Keira Knightley is guilty of *spins the problematic wheel* appropriating the struggles of *spins the marginalized group wheel* minimum wage workers, and refuses to acknowledge her *spins the privilege wheel* male privilege.
hermione relaxing after a long day of being the brightest witch of her age
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A Palestinian child raises the flag of Palestine over the rubble of his home, destroyed during Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza. September 19, 2014. [Ibrahim Khader/Getty Images]