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movie tv series you’re planning to watch: breaking bad
The last movie you watched: alan partridge: alpha papa
The book you’re currently reading: orange is the new black - piper kerman, where’d you go bernadette - maria semple, and the storyteller - jodi picoult (shhh i’ve read them all)
Favorite female fictional character: birgitte nyborg from borgen
Favorite male fictional character: justin ripley from luther
The number of songs on your iPod: 10,099
That one song that’s been stuck in your head all week: blackjacks by girls aloud
The fictional character you identify with most: birgitte nyborg from borgen
Favourite word: sarcophagus
5/7 are minorities, and the other two are Italian rather than wasp. The women are all completely different, the two black dudes are completely different. none of them have defining characteristics that are stereotypes. One of them is gay (guess which, you can’t fucking guess). Also the two black dudes are the bosses. It’s. So. Good.
It’s genuinely funny in clever ways. Everyone is so fucking cute. Everyone is good at their job in different ways which is something I really like, they all have strengths, there’s no one way to be good or strong. Next to Key and Peele, probably the funniest show on TV. I want everyone to watch it please, it’s so great and cute.
life is so good i’m just going to stay in bed until 5pm and read fic all day
soooooo does anyone from melbourne want to come and see frightened rabbit with me in feb????
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”
"Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis," The Independent. (via madelinecoleman)
DON’T GIVE ME THAT FRENCH SHIT.
Ms. Wake … had mixed feelings about previous cinematic efforts to portray her wartime exploits … “It was well-acted but in parts it was extremely stupid,” she said. “At one stage they had me cooking eggs and bacon to feed the men. For goodness’ sake, did the Allies parachute me into France to fry eggs and bacon for the men? There wasn’t an egg to be had for love nor money. Even if there had been why would I be frying it? I had men to do that sort of thing.”
She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.