"It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home."
—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)
Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?
I didn’t know this.
He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.
When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.
And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this. They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.
I didn’t know ANY of this and I think it’s really important that we view Great Men critically and honestly so that we can experience the past in its true form and potentially learn from it, so here you go.
(Source: trishahaddad.com, via nonesie)
@ Cec because I’m an idiot, and Belle is really hot, and Mulan and Aurora. I forgot how angry most of the story lines make me, that’s all.
#matilda liveblogs fairytales
God, I forgot how bad a general/commander all the ‘royality’ is. and how disgusted I was with how this show deals with parent status.
When I’m on the Tube and I see a new film is out — especially American films — you see bloke, bloke, bloke, bloke, woman, bloke on the poster.
Personally I am unbelievably lucky to still have these great jobs but why people are so uninterested in women as a whole in drama? I don’t get it.
“Brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart.”
i wish i was a mermaid so i could have a nice shiny tail and a pretty seashell bra and a beautiful voice that i could use to entice cute boys and make them crash their ships and drown at sea so human women could rise as the dominate gender of the land