Petition for all the Marvel actors to agree that whenever Scarlett gets a blatantly sexist question one of the Chrises just takes it instead.
You have my signature.
This really is the best solution. This solution just comes in and obliterates all other solutions. This is now the only solution.
And if you aren’t convinced? Sit back and take a moment to imagine the answers that would come out of those two. It’d be amazing.
You know, ever since I saw him in Moscow On The Hudson, waayyy back then, I’ve been telling people, that i never realized before until then, that he had the saddest eyes I’d ever seen. That, although I thought his performance was brilliant, showing us a side to his acting we had never seen before, it wasn’t all acting. I said, there’s something in those eyes that show sadness even during scenes when he wasn’t supposed to be sad. I wasn’t sure if i was right, but I never saw him the same way after that. He was literally The Sad Clown in my eyes from then on. Sadly, I was right after all.
To be farting around in front of the computer and then refresh my Tumblr only to see “RIP Robin Williams” was a major shock for me. I felt the air rush out of my lungs in a way that it never has before over a celebrity death.
Hearing he had been battling depression? That his death is suspected suicide? Unfortunately that didn’t shock me so much. It didn’t shock me at all.
There’s a depth to some of his more serious, less comedic characters. There’s a sincerity to them that hints at a side that I think many people didn’t suspect he had. I feel it most when watching What Dreams May Come. His portrayals of sadness, despair, of feeling lost, broken, of nothingness - it feels more real than what a lot of other actors would be able to show. The first time you see him in a more dramatic movie after watching him play the lovable goof ball when you’re a kid is always a little hard to watch. It’s hard to match this more intense and dramatic Robin to the Robin Williams you knew. And it’s hard because you feel that depth in the characters and are unsure of what it is you’re feeling.
Some of the greatest light comes from people drowning in darkness. We forget that too often.
Kick Ass Ladies:The Women of Bones (Fox TV)
If you watch the show this really needs very little explanation. The women of Bones are all incredible. I highlighted the main three because picture limitations.
What makes these women such excellent characters?
Bones is absurdly intelligent. She’s logical and rational which is something not shown enough in female characters, and especially not to the degree that . She’s emotionally underdeveloped, sure. But she knows this, she acknowledges that a lot of social and emotional things are outside her understanding. And she works to over come this. Over the course of the series you see her grow in those areas.
Cam is an incredible leader. She’s strong, fair, reasonable, smart, well balanced. She works with her team. She doesn’t over see the team, she doesn’t work against them. She doesn’t ask them to do more than she’d be willing to do herself. Cam is also a nice person and has good interpersonal relationships with her staff. She doesn’t treat them as beneath her. She doesn’t treat them as subordinates. She sees the value of each individual and what they bring to the team.
Angela is unashamedly unashamed. She’s not ashamed of her free spirited nature. She’s not ashamed of her sex life. She’s not ashamed of her body. She’s not ashamed of her friends. She’s not ashamed of her emotions. And she doesn’t let anyone try to make her feel ashamed for who she is.
Daisy shows that you can have that extremely “girly”, kind of innocent, maybe sometimes a little ditzy and air headed personality without it meaning you’re mentally deficient. Daisy really does come off as your stereotypical ditzy, air headed, innocent princess - until she gets down to business. She knows her stuff. Girl’s a smarty. Daisy wants what she wants and she’s going to go for it. She’s willing to work for it.
I’m really bored and I can’t sleep. I also came to the realization that there are no recent pictures of me (I’ve been using pictures that are six and seven years old for profiles and stuff). To remedy these situations I took a very large number of pictures of myself. I deleted most of them because I don’t need that many pictures of myself. But then I opened Line Camera and edited half of the ones that were left. Yay! Observe! My face! Sad face. Kissy face. Laughy face. Smug face. Grr face. Your lives are now fulfilled. No need to thank me.
Maybe I should do something more intellectually productive…
…or I could watch Shinhwa Broadcast.
I was bored so I made reaction images. Of myself. I know, it’s what you’ve always wanted. I really shouldn’t have. You’re welcome.
We are thrilled to announce Henry Rollins as the voice of the Book 3 main villain, Zaheer. Henry did a brilliant turn in this role, taking it very seriously from the get-go, going so far as to conduct an in-depth interview about the character, his background, and his motivations with Mike and me on the phone while he was on a spoken word tour––all before he even recorded his audition. If you aren’t familiar with Henry (likely because you were born in the ’90s or ’00s), he is a legendary punk singer, actor, speaker, activist, and radio DJ. He had a hilarious role in our buddy Kurt Mattila’s co-directorial debut, Lies & Alibis. We heard from Kurt back then how incredibly friendly Henry is and what a pleasure he is to work with, and he exceeded even that glowing report. Hearing Henry’s tales of his fearless travels around the world is a real treat. As Mike says, “He actually is The Most Interesting Man In The World.”
Be right back.
*walks away to what she estimates to be “out of ear shot”*
*emits incredibly loud, high pitched, potentially glass shattering noise that may at a much lower volume and pitch vaguely resemble a squeal*
Henry Rollins. HENRY ROLLINS. This guy is so awesome and now he’s doing a voice on Korra. I need to go listen to Black Flag now. I haven’t listened to Black Flag since I found K Pop.
I went from Black Flag to K Pop. If you would like to judge me and my choices right now I’d understand.
HENRY ROLLINS ON KORRA!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
Everyone! This is important! Proceed immediately to your nearest NSLC (or whatever your nearest beer selling establishment happens to be called) and purchase this beer.
It’s light and crisp, but also smooth and warm. It tastes like sunshine transformed into a beer. It is currently my favorite. I like it more than any Mill St. beer. I like it more than Keith’s Galaxy Hops. I like it more than Red Stripe. I like it more than Guinness and KILKENNY. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that’s mighty high praise (I am completely in love with Kilkenny).
Digital finger painting :) I’m actually doing a real paint version that’ll be part of a set. This one was just for fun.
It’s not often I feel compelled to write about things I watch and especially not specific episodes. But this happened.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic aired an episode that is basically all about how Rainbow Dash has ADHD. I don’t know if that was the specific intent of the writers, to write Rainbow Dash as having ADHD, but to anybody who has or knows someone who has ADHD I think that’s what we’re going to see.
I wish they’d had more things like this on television when I was a kid. Rainbow Dash in this episode was me throughout school. The moment she started rocking side to side in the chair I started snowballing down “I Can Relate to This” Mountain.
I don’t remember seeing very many accurate portrayals of ADHD on television. ADHD characters tended to be portrayed in a way that showed a serious lack of understanding of what ADHD is. The focus was either entirely on the hyperactivity or the attention deficit part was shown as the character having an attention span of about two seconds (“So, when we divide the x from a and multiply it by - hey look! Shiny thing! As I was saying, the square root of pi is - is that a balloon?”). They were usually disruptive, loud, over impulsive, and often kind of confused. Always looked over was the part where ADHD kids are often pretty smart, that they often can pay attention to several things at once, and might see details that other people don’t.
I didn’t have a lot of characters on television that I could relate to, who were like me when I was growing up. Interpreting Rainbow Dash as having ADHD gives us two current, relatively realistic and positive portrayals of ADHD characters, Stiles in Teen Wolf being the other. There may be others too but I don’t watch a lot of television anymore and I haven’t seen any who’ve stood out to me.
The episode also highlights how everyone has a different learning style, not just ADHD kids. Sure, a lot of kids learn just fine Twilight Sparkle’s way. That’s why it remains the standard way children are taught. That doesn’t mean everyone can learn like that. And it doesn’t mean the kids who can’t learn that way are stupid.
This episode needs to be required viewing for anyone getting an education degree. And maybe there should be a mass viewing of it on a professional development day. Kids shouldn’t need a cartoon to tell them they aren’t stupid. They wouldn’t need this in their cartoons if there weren’t teachers who make them feel stupid for not being able to learn the way everyone else does. It’s bad enough to hear it from the other kids, but when it’s coming from the teachers it’s really hard to feel like it isn’t true.
I don’t know what kind of weird wonderful April Fool’s joke I just became part of or if this is something I can trust… but whatever it is I have a top hat on my user icon now.
It is no longer April Fool’s Day :( I miss the top hat.
just when you think it can’t get any better suddenly it does
I didn’t know it until now, but I have been waiting my entire life for this.