fuckyeahmos:

thestagstannis:

fuckyeahmos:

"Their personal life was the most unusual love story I’d ever read. When you’re trying to tell a love story, it’s hard to find a fresh take. But theirs was so peculiar and compelling, I got so excited and said, ‘There’s a TV show.’"

It’s funny how people involved with the show give different answers on whether Masters and Johnson are in love or not. The actors said at PaleyFest that it’s more complicated and not quite so definitive or simply defined; Ashford describes it outright as a love story. 

(Spoilers following for Masters and Johnson in real life)
It’s also interesting to hear different people’s answers who knew them in real life. Some say there was no passion between the two, some say Virginia planned to marry Bill all along, Virginia repeatedly denies of ever having loved Bill and that it was a business deal, Bill refused to talk about Virginia later in life or even address their relationship, and then Virginia’s daughter says that she didn’t know how her mother felt but felt like Bill was in love with Virginia.
And the most interesting thing is: all of these answers are biased. Virginia was still bitter in the end (rightfully so, in my opinion) and Bill’s mind was muddled by Parkinson’s disease.
Which is why I highly recommend to read the book. It’s very, very interesting and actually quite sad.

Yes yes yes, and also, (spoilers) the whole Southern Gothicness of Gini late in life. There’s a lot of stuff she did that contradicted what she told people. For instance, she refused to go to his funeral, but talked and complained about Bill so much that her friends started to abandon her because they couldn’t stand it. She constantly rehashed and was quite justifiably bitter about their time together, but went by the name Mary Masters in her last few years. Technically that was her legal name, but I don’t know that she publicly took his name while they were married—they were still identified as Masters & Johnson for the sake of the partnership, so her taking his name after he died and long after the final breakup of their relationship is some Faulknerian levels of obsession, rage, and (something analogous to) love.

Makes me wonder - how much of Virginia’s feelings were caused by Bill’s manipulation and insistence of being in her life? He prevented her from marrying other people and obtaining a degree, took so much of her time with the research, and I believe Virginia remarked something along the lines of “he would make me cry just so he could comfort me”. He was in all the aspects of her life: professional, social, and personal. Even men who tried to court Gini noted that Bill’s presence just hung over her. Did Bill purely do all this to make her reliant on him because he knew he needed her for his work? Were there any ulterior motives? Or how much should we trust her accounts on his manipulativeness? Virginia supposedly bragged and reveled in a coat gifted to her from Bill. When he was weak and frail later in life after their divorce, Virginia still took care of him at an event even when she didn’t have to. She said that it would hurt too much if she went to his funeral, whatever that may have meant to her. Despite their misgivings, they had incredible synchronicity that I find would be otherwise impossible if it weren’t for some type of connection between the two. It could’ve been in large part because of the copious amounts of time they spent together, but even so, it’s hard to be like that with someone for 30 years purely for work reasons if one detested the other so. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t get the full story from both of them, but neither did those who were close to them. Virginia did say that nobody knew them well, and people may have a lot of speculation but they still don’t know, so I suppose they really did live up to that.

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House Manderly of White Harbor

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fuckyeahmos:

"Their personal life was the most unusual love story I’d ever read. When you’re trying to tell a love story, it’s hard to find a fresh take. But theirs was so peculiar and compelling, I got so excited and said, ‘There’s a TV show.’"

It’s funny how people involved with the show give different answers on whether Masters and Johnson are in love or not. The actors said at PaleyFest that it’s more complicated and not quite so definitive or simply defined; Ashford describes it outright as a love story. 

(Spoilers following for Masters and Johnson in real life)
It’s also interesting to hear different people’s answers who knew them in real life. Some say there was no passion between the two, some say Virginia planned to marry Bill all along, Virginia repeatedly denies of ever having loved Bill and that it was a business deal, Bill refused to talk about Virginia later in life or even address their relationship, and then Virginia’s daughter says that she didn’t know how her mother felt but felt like Bill was in love with Virginia.
And the most interesting thing is: all of these answers are biased. Virginia was still bitter in the end (rightfully so, in my opinion) and Bill’s mind was muddled by Parkinson’s disease.
Which is why I highly recommend to read the book. It’s very, very interesting and actually quite sad.

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Heads Up!  Elisabeth Moss Dances - Ellen Show April 17, 2014

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kingdomofbones:

when you’re talking to somebody about game of thrones
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and they say they hate stannis
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My life’s been a circle of violence and degradation, as long as I can remember. I’m ready to tie it off.

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We are eternal. The pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing. Your extinction is inevitable. We are the end of everything. 

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game of thrones meme (1/10) miscellaneous
"You rotten!" Arya shrieked. She flew at her sister like an arrow, knocking Sansa down to the ground, pummeling her. "Liar, liar, liar, liar."

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#GoT  #arya stark  
Widely known as a tyrant, Harren Hoare or Harren the Black was King of the Riverlands and the Iron Isles during the War of Conquest. When Aegon invaded Westeros, the Riverlands were the first to be scorched by dragon fire. Harren saw the completion of Harrenhal, the greatest of the strongholds of Westeros, for which Weirwood trees were felled in order to be built. Confident in the strength of its walls, Harren was undeterred by the small Targaryen army and refused to bend the knee. Aegon destroyed Harrenhal with his dragon, burning Harren and his entire house within its walls. Aegon awarded the Iron Islands to House Greyjoy and the Riverlands to House Tully, and both swore fealty to the Iron Throne.
(with Simon Woods as Aegon Targaryen.)
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#asoiaf  

I have seen the finale of thousands of lives

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#mad men  
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