It was Nyong’o’s idea to have Patsey making corn dolls during what little free time she had.
'I felt she was robbed of her childhood and I wanted to find ways of capturing that sensibility. Steve loved the idea and I learnt how to make the dolls, and made one almost every day. It was a therapeutic thing for Patsey, a way to stay in the zone, a part of her that couldn’t be enslaved.'
Do Andy Goldsworthy’s beautiful ice and snow sculptures give you chills?
Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk.
Henry Jenkins, in Textual Poachers: Media Fans and Participatory Culture (via quotatiousquotations)
#if i ever wrote something#that grew to be huge#like harry potter massive#id like to think id put it in the public domain after a few years#if you can do that#because fans improve things#make them better#look at all the harry potter head canons with lgbtqa and race#they’ve improved harry potter (tags via sailorineptitude)