and let’s talk about the Academy Award members who put their votes forward towards a category where they didn’t even bother to watch all of the nominated films
This makes me so angry and hurt. These are the people who are supposed to appreciate the art and beauty in films, what good is it if they can’t appreciate the distinct art and beauty in all films? What an insult it is to the animators and visual effects artists that spend hundred of hours crafting each detail, the storyboard artists, the writers, the people in charge of making a film that is moving art that is suitable for children but meant for families, that these members did not even take the few hours of their time, the time that is their duty as a member to dedicate to watching all the nominations, because “they’re all the same.”
And fuck you to the member who “is not interested” in them because he isn’t six. What a fucking insult to the hard jobs of thousands of people, of the dreams these movies have inspired in people around the world, and the studios who devote thier money and time to giving the public their movies just like any other movie studio. These aren’t cartoons, they should be treated like any other movie on the market.
When I was 17 Tangled and Rapunzel helped bring me out of my depression. At the age of 20 Frozen has helped rekindle the relationship I have with my sister, who is 15. The Lego Movie also helped my sister realize after months of anxiety that she is special. The Incredibles, released when my dad was in his late 30s, told him he was a superhero, and our family started to see him like one too. He still has Mr. Incredible as his icon on his work computer, with Mr. Incredible action figures on his cubicle desk.
So don’t you dare fucking tell me animated movies are for 6-year-olds. Disney and other animation studios have done more for my life and my sister’s life and the relationship I have with my family and friends than any other movie studio, period. The disinterest these supposed “movie-lovers” have in important films because they are appropriate for children makes me so mad, because they are dismissing every lesson, every dream, every bond made through these movies. They aren’t made so you can sit your child in front of a screen for a few hours (or in the members’ case, not doing his job), they’re made to awaken a sense of magic and whimsy into the lives of ANYONE watching, young and old. I’m so glad Frozen won I just wish it didn’t have to win like this. Why don’t you have people who actually appreciate the work that goes into animation vote on animated movies? Fuck you, Academy.
I think it’s extremely heteronormative and bothersome for people to try and define Willow’s sexuality on their own. The fact that she once dated boys does not counter the fact that she herself later identifies as a lesbian. It’s not like dating Oz was a black mark on her record that automatically nullified any future claims to the way she identifies herself and her sexuality.
See, I agree, but that’s not the problem. If Willow were a real life person, I would completely respect her self-identifying as a lesbian. It’s a completely valid and real response, and is entirely up to her own judgement!
The problem I have, and I would imagine many others who point to her as an example of bi-erasure have, is not with her. It is with the writers who created her. They could easily have written her as identifying as bisexual, and they did not, contributing to the discrediting of bisexual as an option.
That’s how I feel.
If this rant was meant to be about people claiming she’s still straight, then I agree and they’re big dumb dumbs.
The Buffy writers did not live in a vacuum, suddenly declaring “Willow’s a lesbian” is not enough. I honestly wonder if they didn’t realize bi-sexual was an option or didn’t want to deal with stigma that is associated with it.
I was very upset about this as a kid, because around the time I was getting into Buffy I was realizing that I was bisexual. One of my favorite characters on TV had loved men and now was in a relationship with a woman…but was a lesbian. It was very frustrating not to be acknowledge as an option.
And as the poster above specified this is directly a critique of the writers. If Willow was a real person, she could identify as anything she wanted and I would accept it at face value. In the writing world there should have at least been a conversation about it!
Good explanation of the problem, which has nothing to do with the character herself. (I love her.) I honestly don’t understand why US TV in particular has such a hard time understanding bisexuality.
Oh, it has nothing to do with U.S. television as much as U.S. Society. Content creators recognize that bisexuality exists and I’d like to say that at least the good ones really would like to have a concrete bisexual character. (That’s my naive hope anyway) The problem is that there are lots of negative views of bisexuals among both straight AND LGBTQIA+ communities. My very straight mother called me duplicitous and told me that I wasn’t Bi, I just wanted to hurt her. A lesbian friend was constantly trying to ‘get me to acknowledge the truth’ about how I was just too scared to label myself as a lesbian. When she heard I married a man she accused me of using the label of bisexual to play into male fantasies, completely disregarding my dating history of men and women (we aren’t friends anymore).
Even among perfect strangers on the freaking internet, I have to defend myself. It would be safe to assume that I don’t go around telling everyone and their mother in my day-to-day life that I am bi. 1) it has nothing to do with work so they can suck it and 2) having to constantly defend myself because I identify as both Bisexual and Panromantic is exhausting, so I choose very carefully who to tell in my day-to-day life. I can count on one hand the number of people I interact with in ‘real’ life, who know about 1, even less who know about *both*.
Of course, none of this is any sort of valid excuse as to why the fuck someone making a tv show can’t just say “fuck it” and *do it*, because negative views won’t change until there are positive examples in the media. Grr. Catch 22 of their own design. Blargh.
Slightly unrelated note, but what are everyone’s thought on the fact that apparently in Buffy Season 8 (comic), BUFFY is possibly bisexual? I’m still catching up, but there is DEFINITELY a bit in there here Buffy is put under a sleeping curse that requires true loves kiss and uh, its a gal to brings her out of it. Like. I am 95% sure I am remembering that correctly. …Maybe 85.
THAT’S A FUCKING STRAIGHT JACKET FOR BABIES WHAT THE FUCK DON’T ADD A LITTLE SMILEY FACE WITH SOME HEARTS AND PUT THE WORD SNUGGLE IN THERE THAT’S HORRIFYING
You guys have clearly never dealt with babies, it’s called swaddling you dumbasses and it helps calm a baby down and it makes it easier for a mother to hold onto/nurse a very fussy baby.
also it makes babies less likely to like poke themselves in their eyes or scratch their faces up with their demon infant nails
seriously, baby nails are incredibly sharp and a baby does not need to claw themselves up
swaddling is an ancient as fuck technique to keep your baby warm, safe, and calm (it simulates being held which helps make babies chill) and this particular invention means swaddling without all the fabric which will help keep babies cooler in warm climates, and also allow for changing diapers and the like without unswaddling them
sit yo asses down and learn to care for a small hairless human
Void Dylan causes a ruckus [x]
ALTERNATELY, and I know I keep telling this story but it’s Just So Good For Me––
Stiles is an asshole who’s been around every block in this town, but once in a while he’ll quirk one corner of his mouth up and quote Camus––”I saw it on Jeopardy,” he always uses as an excuse, playing with the brushed chrome lighter he keeps in his jacket and propping his long, lean self up on whatever wall or doorway or stairwell is nearest.
And the thing is that Derek hates Stiles, hates him and how effortlessly cool he his and his easy lifelong friendship with Scott McCall, into whose warm regard Derek desperately wants to turn but can’t begin to. Derek hates how Stiles wears sunglasses at night or indoors, hates his terrible clothing that should be baggy but instead clings to his shoulders and hips. The thing is that Derek can’t fucking stand Camus, but the Hale family is––huge, and embarrassing, and they have Stupid Gameshow Night at least once a week, which means Derek knows that Stiles didn’t hear that quote on Jeopardy, that at some point, for some reason, Stiles cared enough about school or someone or something to read the shittiest book on the face of the planet, and remember it well enough to quote.
"That kid really grew up to be a douche bag," Laura huffs, shoving affectionately past Derek towards her car. "It’s too bad, his mom was so nice."
"Yeah," Derek says, swallowing his protests down, because Stiles is such a douche bag, and he can never let Laura know about the one time he caught Stiles in the bathroom on the second floor, face in his hands, his whole lanky frame shuddering as he drew in a harsh sob, and how he’d let Derek rub his shoulders and tell him when to breathe.
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need.
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’s advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to."
This is so sad. This is what we do to our veterans these days. We turn our soldiers into hardened warriors, but then we don’t help them turn back into functional adults when they return. Then the warrior in them is set off by some real or imagined threat, and we treat them like criminals. How is that their fault?
The saddest part is our veterans are getting better care than they really ever did before. And it is still nowhere near good enough.
let’s talk about how to score goals, how to judge people and rank them in order of Best
ButtPlayer, and how to look cool at NHL parties. in other words, WHO WANTS TO GET DRUNK ON HOCKEY??
(and learn math shhhhhh just come)
Anonymous asked: can there please be more kira/derek brotp ficlets? it was the most precious thing i've read like ever tbh
NO THERE CANNOT. (Thanks!)
"Hi," Kira says.
"What are you doing here?" Derek asks.
Kira hitches the strap of her bag up higher on her shoulder. “Yeah, um. My mom is training me to follow in her footsteps, did I tell you?”
"She is. And it’s not that I’m ungrateful, but I have this paper due for English, and I need to reread Othello.”
Derek waits, but she doesn’t continue. “You didn’t answer my question,” he says.
"Oh! Sorry!" Kira says. "You’re the only person I know with your own apartment. I was kind of hoping that I could study here? I’ll stay out of your hair."
"Study," Derek says, slowly. "Here."
"Yeah." She looks at him with her eyes wide and guileless.
She’s not there to kill him, Derek’s fairly certain of that. If she had wanted to kill him, she had plenty of opportunities. She’s never expressed an interest in hitting on him, either. She isn’t nervous about anything, either. Her heartbeat is thumping calmly along. It’s possible that she just wants to study.
"Fine," he says, and steps to the side to let her in.