on this, most auspicious of shakespeare days let me tell you all that it doesn’t matter how you came to be a bard fan! it doesn’t matter if you grew up hearing the original text as bedtime stories or bought a ticket for romeo + juliet because you’re a dicaprio fan. it doesn’t matter if you read the original folio editions or listen to the plays on tape because you find the language hard to process. it doesn’t matter if you’ve never read or seen a shakespeare play and only know the stories from adaptations like west side story and kiss me kate! shakespeare is for everybody, and it’s easy for academics to forget that the plays weren’t written for us: they were written for public consumption, in any way the public may wish to consume.
just think about y’all millions and millions of little dark skinned black girls are going to go to the supermarket with their parents this month and when they’re waiting in line at the check out aisle they’re going to look up and see Lupita Nyong’o being hailed as the most beautiful woman in the world god is amazing
i’m staying away from tumblr until people are done with this “hail hydra” kick like it’s some kind of joke. jewish people (and people from other groups targeted during the holocaust) have been saying that they are extremely disturbing, not funny, and should not be a trend, especially considering the events that have occurred in the last week amongst the jewish community. if you’ve seen someone say the whole “hail hydra” thing makes them uncomfortable and you still reblog the jokes or make them yourself, then you are disrespecting their wishes and thereby are asserting that your right to make a joke is more important that their right to feel safe. this behavior, as far as I’m concerned, makes you an antisemite.
Being internet smart is like the 21st century version of being street smart.
Okay Dad, these are the websites you use to watch your show.
Sockshare, Putlocker, gorillavid, nosvideo and novamov are your friends, stick to them and you know you’re okay.
DO NOT click on anything that wants you to download updates or DivX.
DO NOT click on adverts on the side.
And be very cautious of fake play buttons.
You are ready. Go forth and watch Dexter.