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theavc:

Fake death, cheap resurrections, and dealing with real grief: a heartbreaking take on the often emotionally-manipulative use of character death in popular culture.

Killing Spock at the end of Wrath Of Khan works, because the characters, and the movie itself, treat it as real. Contrast that with the cowardly handling of Kirk’s “death” in Star Trek Into Darkness, with J.J. Abrams and crew milking the moment for fake emotion while desperately foreshadowing that everything’s going to be okay. For Abrams and his writers, death is little more than a screenwriter’s tool to evoke emotion, and that cavalier attitude toward one of the universal human experiences makes everything about his film feel hollow.


for evan re: “imagine you’re dating nash grier and you die in a tragic accident and he is sad” vines 

theavc:

Fake death, cheap resurrections, and dealing with real grief: a heartbreaking take on the often emotionally-manipulative use of character death in popular culture.

Killing Spock at the end of Wrath Of Khan works, because the characters, and the movie itself, treat it as real. Contrast that with the cowardly handling of Kirk’s “death” in Star Trek Into Darkness, with J.J. Abrams and crew milking the moment for fake emotion while desperately foreshadowing that everything’s going to be okay. For Abrams and his writers, death is little more than a screenwriter’s tool to evoke emotion, and that cavalier attitude toward one of the universal human experiences makes everything about his film feel hollow.

for evan re: “imagine you’re dating nash grier and you die in a tragic accident and he is sad” vines 

grumpybrat:

vacancyprojects:

Kanye West going crazy to A-ha’s “Take On Me”

this is so cute

(Source: davidcho, via illhaveuknowthatiloveyou)


curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

(via cariga)

#shiggy and flub

theweekmagazine:

Denver police warn that Halloween candy could be laced with marijuana

all other doubts aside, why the fuck would anyone spend that much money on halloween candy

schizometrics:

i got up early, brushed my teeth, put on makeup, took half of a pill that a doctor gave me a year ago for ‘flight anxiety’, and wore a semi-professional work sweater over my pajamas, all to be stood up by a guy named mike when it came time to do my phone interview for a part-time job at a company whose work i find morally objectionable

update: i emailed mike to make sure i had the right time and phone number, he responded literally in all caps to educate me about how time zones work, i responded to tell him thank you i know how time zones work and he in fact does not, he responded to apologize, i responded to tell him he’s a douche

#not gonna let old men be mean to me just because i need a job

i got up early, brushed my teeth, put on makeup, took half of a pill that a doctor gave me a year ago for ‘flight anxiety’, and wore a semi-professional work sweater over my pajamas, all to be stood up by a guy named mike when it came time to do my phone interview for a part-time job at a company whose work i find morally objectionable

#floundering

100yearsoflolitude:

iridessence:

"I just want Bruce Lee to hold me as long as he can."

I’m dying.

this is the best.

Jackie Chan is so important

(Source: fhoantells)

“‘Pete & Pete’ Was All White People!”: ‘SLIMED!’ Author Mathew Klickstein on Why ‘Ren and Stimpy’ Was Better Than ‘Clarissa’ and Nickelodeon’s Diversity Problem

popculturebrain:

laughterkey:

ramou:

If you see Pilot buy her a drink because she had to interview an actual garbage can. 

Oh holy fucking shit.

The book isn’t even put together well.

It definitely still matters. Sanjay and Craig: Yes, the main character is Indian and it would still be a good show if he were white. But this provides something to relate to; if an Indian kid is watching and sees himself on screen, that’s great.

That’s true, that’s fine, but why can’t he relate to a white guy too? I was talking with the guy who wrote for DC, and he made a really good point: Why does someone who’s making something about a black person need to be black? Why does someone making a show about an Indian person need to be Indian? Why does someone making a show about women need to be a woman? If you’re making something about an alien, you don’t need to be an alien to do it.

sucks that such a complete trash buffoon got to be the world’s nickelodeon historian

twirpy:

When ur teacher thinks you’re listening but ur really eating spaghetti

twirpy:

When ur teacher thinks you’re listening but ur really eating spaghetti

(via cariga)

oldloves:

Liam Neeson & Helen Mirren

what

oldloves:

Liam Neeson & Helen Mirren

what

(via oldloves)

"It’s a strange argument for a fantasy series, but there is a medieval sensibility to “Game of Thrones,” and we’re meant to believe that History was filled with rape and ambient female nudity because women had no power and that that’s just how it was. The nudity serves the show as much as the bloodshed.
[…] The realist position falters if one accepts that hemorrhoids, measles, miscarriages, pinkeye, and hot consensual sex involving fully visible male members were all probably more common than orgies, brothels and rapes, and yet they play a considerably smaller role."

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"Game of Thrones" fails the female gaze: Why does prestige TV refuse to cater erotically to women? (via jaimescersei)

"I can’t speak for what most women like, but I enjoyed it whenever Drogo was on (he was Other, so the camera felt more comfortable shooting him shirtless and objectifying him), when Daario 1.0 was looking at everything like he wanted to lick it, and when Oberyn was onscreen. But these aren’t quite the same thing—all three of these men are lovely lookers, and by that I mean they are men whose gaze seems extremely erotic. That’s great, but if you’re a woman, that means the feeling of arousal has to go through a mirror: rather than directly enjoy a man’s body, you’re supposed to look at a looker who you can imagine looking at you. It is, shall we say, less visual."

(via coervus)

#so many good points #shoddy research though