It’s a Friday night and I’m dying of boredom and frustration. Somebody steal me away please.
At one point in my life, apparently it was a thing to give me tiny bags.
Rape myths, rape culture, and the damage done
Under this cut are spoilers for City of Lost Souls, but also an in-depth discussion of sexual assault as it pertains to books in general and The Mortal Instruments in specific, with a discussion of rape culture and rape myths. There is also an excerpt from a scene that contains a violent physical assault.
This is why I hate people and love Cassandra Clare.
Why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger:
The Chinese give a beautiful explanation to this.
- The thumb represents your parents.
- The index finger represents your siblings.
- The middle finger represents yourself.
- The ring finger represents your life partner.
- The little finger/pinky represents your children.
Hold your hands together like the picture. Join your middle fingers back-to-back, and the remaining fingers tip-to-tip.
Now, try to separate your thumbs. They will separate because your parents are not destined to live with you forever. Rejoin your thumbs and separate your index fingers. They will separate because your siblings will have their own families and lead their own lives. Rejoin your index fingers and separate your little fingers/pinkies. They will separate because your children will grow up, get married, and settle down. Rejoin your little fingers/pinkies and try to separate your ring finger. They will not be able to separate because your life partner is meant to be with you throughout your entire life, through thick and thin.
But I can separate my ring fingers…does that mean I’m destined to be a divorcee?
I’m ridiculously allergic to pistachios. They actually make me vomit and the smell alone makes me nauseous. So, you know. I figured it’ll work for now.