(and most of the audience ugh)

Disturbing

Now I have a very unpopular opinion, but I feel very compelled to share it (because I’m clearly a narcissist and believe my voice deserves to be heard). Now, let me start out by saying that I LOVED the new It movie! I mean I have a blog dedicated to Eddie and Richie….Um, this movie changed my fucking life. That being said I do think there is a lot of missed opportunities. I feel like the weakest link to the film was Andy Muschietti and his hesitation of making the film too disturbing. 

I honestly believe the reason the film was so successful and impacted people like it did was because of the performances of it’s uber talented cast, the dynamics and relationships between the characters, and the way anyone can find a person in the losers club they can relate to. It successfully creates a very deep sense of nostalgia. The thing is, those things overshadow the fact that this is a horror movie. It’s easy to forget this is a horror film, cause it comes off more like an action adventure film, like the Goonies. It practically only has an R rating because of the excessive swearing. 

My whole issue is that Andy had such interesting characters with so many internal issues that he didn’t use to their full potential. A lot of it was even in the original scripts and he just trimmed them and made the film much more mainstream and family friendly. 

With Bill he could have had Pennywise use his parents neglect to really scare him. Make it seem like they only loved Georgie and Bill was a burden. He could have made Bill’s fear his guilt. Have Pennywise take Georgie’s form and accuse him of being the reason he died. If he hadn’t made the boat or let him go outside, he would still be alive. That would only touched on. 

Bev’s home life was done mostly well, but it had little to do with Pennywise. Like Penny never took her father’s form, or never played on the issues she had a school. He could have totally made it a issue of isolation and indifference. LIke everyone in school didn’t care about how her father treated her and possibly even blamed her. Which is why everyone called her a slut. 

Eddie’s whole thing with his sexuality was totally ignored and that was frustrating. He could have easily included it in the Leper scene and it would have truly added something a large portion of the audience could relate to. To see Eddie grapple with his feeling about what the Leper says and how he resents his sexuality. How the community would react to it. 

Richie’s home life and implied bisexuality in the original scripts would have made his character so much more interesting. He was turned into comic relief and that bothered me. His relationship with Eddie is very subtly insinuated. Like, look…we can all agree that Stephen King put everything about Eddie’s sexuality and his relationship with Richie for a reason. It’s tactfully done, but it is clear he meant for the audience to infer it like most people have. Richie’s intelligence and how even though he is an amazing child, his parent still abuse and ignore him. All this could have be so compelling. 

Mike was the most underused of all the characters. He could have totally played on how Pennywise used the racial tensions in Derry to cause massive fear in the town then turned into a bird and just ate a bunch of people. The whole thing with his parents, the black spot, Henry’s racism. There is so fucking much and he just being a farmer….blah. UGh its frustrating.


Stan the man and his feeling towards his religion and his ocd could have been utilized by pennywise to such better effect. He could have played on mental illness and made him feel like he was going crazy. It would have been such and easy and inexpensive sequence. His fear, resentment towards Bill, and the lasting damage of the whole summer.   

Ben’s fear just seemed dumb. He could have had Pennywise explore his body image issues. Scare him by having pennywise take the form of Bev and have her say she could never love someone like him and then show him glimpses of Ben’s future self…but with binge eating disorder. Just eating himself to death. Alone.  So much better than a fucking headless boy. 

Henry, Patrick, and the Bower’s Gang’s friendship…. I’m not even gonna get into it. They could have been truly frightening, but also complicated characters the audience almost had sympathy towards. 

Andy could have made a horror movie that explored deeper themes! How people are the real monsters; how mental illnesses, racism, and sexuality can be much scarier than any mummy or leper; guilt; confrontation with mortality; mental and physical abuse; how much parents really affect a child’s development. NATURE VS NURTURE!! I love the movie, but I think Andy is too afraid to take it further..into greatness.  Tell me if you all agree or disagree….if you read this at all.  

anonymous asked:

Sorry but am I the only one SOBBING after Louis' interview???? So much of it just hurt my heart but a lot of it just made me even prouder and jfc I have too many emotions rn pls tell me I'm not alone

…I mean…I liked the pictures? 

I’ve been thinkin about this a lot. So I’m going to elaborate.

When it comes to just about anything to do with Louis this is 100% me

And while there were definitely parts of the interview that had me wanting to cry in a very not so cool way, a lot of it just didn’t quite sit well with me. I’m not surprised with how they’re marketing Louis, since this is the same incompetent “team” that’s been behind his PR for years, but the content of the interview just had me like  

Let’s focus on the positive for a moment…he looks incredible.

Like

But then as you start to add headlines to these photos it’s gets a bit…eh

Louis is so incredibly talented as both a a singer and songwriter and this narrative is disappointing because when you’re trying to launch someone’s solo SINGING career, exactly what good does it do to begin a headline with “Not the best singer”? 

Which is why when people praise this article saying how great it is I’m like

There are certainly very honest and raw moments in this article, and I do think it was well written. The parts of actual dialogue are gripping, but the way in which they’re framed sells Louis short in my opinion. I can’t sit here and say, “Wow this part was great and I’m just going to ignore all the other bits that kind of stuck out as odd to me.” 

They are using the same, and I mean the EXACT same, marketing tactics that they used with One Direction.

They’ve always tried to sell him as this working class Donny lad figure, which I’m pretty sure is why his relationship with Jamie Vardy has been so heavily publicised (aside from the rumours that he’ll play him in the biopic), but they’ve really made it sound like if he hadn’t made it into One Direction that he’d be mining coal somewhere right now…

And as ever, his image is tightly wound around a heterosexual “he’s taken” narrative. 

The difference between the use of “girlfriend” and “partner” is significant in that it implies permanence and adding fatherhood to that really shows how aggressively they’re veering away from targeting a young female audience demographic in terms of traditional marketing. They managed to put all that information into this article without any actual words from Louis.

The unfortunate thing about this article, is that the two things Louis actually talked about the least are now becoming the focal point of the narrative. 

Like, okay. We get it. He is doing the sex with the women. And all these seemingly random pap shots and snapchat cameos are suddenly coming out of the woodwork and they still can’t get a new quote about it…

What concerns me is that they’ve used their first opportunity to market Louis’ solo career this way. The end of the article is oddly dark and unsettling…

What the hell even was that? Like a pat on the back and a “Good luck kid,” as he chain smokes into the sunset? The vibe was very

And yeah, there have been some aggressive injustices in Louis’ life, no one should have to lose their mother that young and that suddenly, and I thought that part of the article was extremely well handled and verbalised. But, as someone who has appreciated Louis’ talent for years now, this article really didn’t have to make his insecurities the focal point. He didn’t have to diminish his existing collaborations by saying that he couldn’t get “big names” in the studio with him, therefore now isolating himself from pretty much everyone in the music industry. And the fact Simon Cowell got a nod in the article was like, “Hi! I’m a red flag!”

Like, Jesus Christ, he was put in a boy band, not sent to war. And if you’re telling me that Simon Cowell can’t pick up the phone and get big name writers into a room with Louis Tomlinson then I don’t know what to say. What bothers me the most is that this entire article sounds like a regurgitated speech from Simon Cowell that he probably used to manipulate Louis over the past five years. Despite his HUGE fan base, which has made him the most engaged with celebrity on Instagram, someone is still telling Louis he isn’t a frontman, when he has a global audience telling him the exact opposite. This article makes it sound like Syco is taking some kind of chance on one of the most successful musicians of the last decade. Louis wrote more of One Direction’s songs than any other member and there’s absolutely no reason to make his debut album sound more dramatic than Dunkirk. Like, “In a world where no one believed in him…Louis Tomlinson had to learn to believe in himself…COMING SUMMER 2017!” 

Ugh. It just…   

Anyway, I’m crying in a cool way over how gorgeous Louis looks here as a dramatic cat lady. 

And now it’s time to sashay away. Thanks for listening!

  • Graham Norton about random audience member being interviewed: Ugh whos this guy all bless him he's a bit awkward isn't here i don't even like him i-
  • Interviewer: So you did you like most?
  • Guy: Ooh England!
  • Graham Norton: Did i mention how much i love this guy best audience member ever so good so pure my all time fave

after ep 4 and the ‘best of islam’ clip, skam is still only showin the negative with islam im lmao what does julie think this is gonna teach her non-muslim/white audience??? that sana shouldn’t feel angry and superstitious abt people?? that if she stops looking for hate then she wont find it?? as if when she stops lookin for racism its just gonna randomly stop for her. idek??? whats goin on here??? this muslim rep is horrendous and im sayin this as a non-muslim but as someone who follows another religion.

skam this season has shown muslims to be angry, paranoid, cold, lonely, sad, out of place. they made sana feel the worst kinds of misery, feel extremely isolated to the point where they villianized her twice, first with the insta account and then emailing willhell, just bc she ‘wouldn’t open up.’

im not sayin muslims cant feel any of these emotions or go through terrible times, but this is a show supposed to entertain, educate and relate to a teenage audience, an audience which is already filled with misconceptions abt islam.

as faiza once said in one of her posts, there needs to be a balance, a balance between the good and the bad. show sana feeling lonely and isolated and frustrated and angry and in pain. but also show her overcome that. let sana speak, let sana’s friends speak, let them all talk about what’s been happening, not throw it under the rug and go “pheww well.. offscreen they all made up now onto the next plot!” like… you seriously put that much pain onto sana for us to just… never get to see a conversation between her and the girls??? and listen, idec if this conversation comes this week or next. it is wayyy too late and unrealistic. idc if everything is tied up nicely by the end, none of us will ever forget the bitterness we felt throughout the whole journey with the only reprive being small happy moments that still didn’t make sense in the first place bc its lack of continuity.

lastly, what i wanted to say before i really trailed off: we saw sana in the ‘best of islam’ clip weeks back. the way sana spoke abt believing in Allah and how much peace and stability praying brings to her was basically the purest, most important clip of the season tbh. that’s what religion is, that’s what islam is and that’s what islam brings into sana’s life.

its absolutely normal and healthy for sana to question certain things in islam, to question things that she’s not too sure about. but to show someone as strong in her faith as sana is, to show her absolutely miserable and for islam to be the reason why all these shitty things are happening… to throw all these obstacles at her which in turn makes the audience feel like “ugh this islam is turnin out to not be bringin anythin good into sana’s life, yousef was right, all it brings is hate and conflict and sana can solve all this if she just speaks up!” is a horrible msg. this season literally shows more abt how islam is 'restricting’ sana and making her 'cold and condescending’ oh and let’s not forget… a 'bitch.’ ….

its as if islam is what’s bringing all this pain onto sana when it was mainly other people’s ignorance, racism and intolerance. as if islam isnt what’s giving sana true peace when she prays, gives her guidelines to follow that makes her remember to be a good person, makes her feel like she means something bc of her relationship with her faith. there’s just no balance this season, none at all. religion is not inherently a bad thing which only causes you pain bc trust me if islam only brought sana heartache and pain, i dont think she would still want to be a practicing muslim. but that’s the thing: islam isnt at fault for bringing her all this pain but that’s exactly the opposite and toxic point the audience comes to.

almost everybody has something within their religion that may conflict with their values and/or lifestyle. but religion is ultimately abt your own relationship and connection to g-d. and in sana’s case, islam is shown to be… not great for her bc she’s struggling (bc sure its not her environment thats makin her suffer most. sure jan)

lol anyways this is mainly unedited im just pissed. what a shame this season has turned out to be.

“Deconstructing Patti”

I was lucky to attend Deconstructing Patti tonight and it was a TRIP so I am writing this entire fucking research paper so all you guys can live vicariously through me.

-First thing, because I know this is what y’all came to hear: BI COMPANY! It sucks that Joanne won’t be a lesbian, but Patti says there is at least one gay pairing with the other suitors. Joanne will have a much, much younger husband. Either they haven’t finished re-writing or Patti just doesn’t have a script yet because that’s all she knows. They start rehearsing August 6th of 2018.

Also to keep you on your seats, RAUL ESPARZA SHOWS UP, CHRISTINE EBERSOLE SHOWS UP, HOWARD MCGILLIN, MORE

NOW FROM THE BEGINNING:

-Patti pre-recorded the “no taping, no cellphones message” with a wonderful snarl on cellphones then says, “but disregard that entirely, have a ball tonight” but I still didn’t see A SINGLE CELL PHONE the entire time. No one was willing to risk that shit, even with express permission from Patti herself.

-She looks fucking amazing. I’ve only ever seen her in costume on stage before. She had on a short little sparkly blue dress with long sleeves. Her hair looked fantastic. Incredibly hard to believe she’s 68. She starts with Some People and the vibrato is A+++

- PATTI NEEDS A HIP REPLACEMENT. So it turns out this is the big reason she was not planning on doing musicals after War Paint. She had sort of hinted at injuries and age, but it’s actually quite severe. She really could not walk well tonight and it was kinda heartbreaking because she looks and acts so youthful. She had a painful looking limp. At the same time, she refused to change out of her very high heels. She had brought out flats just in case and Seth encouraged her to change, but she would rather limp fabulously. Incredible.

- She picked up Company because of Marianne Elliott. She wants to work with female directors. Late career Patti is a hardcore feminist.

-Christine comes out for “Face to Face”. She looks gorgeous. Scott Frankel comes out to play piano very  impressively.

Christine: “How much do we love Patti?” Lots of Applause.

Patti: “How much do we love Christine?” Lots of Applause.

Patti, semi-jokingly, looking at Christine, in low, sultry voice: “How much do we love each other?” Me: dies. Fucking fan service, Patti LuPone.

Christine talks about how one of Patti’s massive Helena necklaces fell apart during the final scene of War Paint a few days ago. At first, it just dropped to the ground. Patti tried to stuff it in her purse but it didn’t fit. She’s struggling with it so she leaves it on the table. It’s like a triple strand of pearls and they are falling everywhere intermittently, like punctuation to every line. Plunk…plunk……plunk plunk plunk. It’s a total mess and the stage is covered in pearls. Christine gets to the line where she guesses what’s in Helena’s lipstick, beeswax, etc…and freshwater pearl for shine and the audience dies.

- PATTI’S HELENA DIARY:

When Helena is “writing” in War Paint, Patti actually writes a diary about the audience and stuff. She’s got a huge stack of pages from the beginning of the run. A few paraphrased excerpts:

My personal favorite: “Han… what does this say? Hangover Tuesday. Oh..”

“Tina Fey in audience today, we’re saved” sarcasm hahaha

“That’s just a doodle”

“This Great Comet drama is EXCITING *Patti cringes, next one is also about Great Comet* “Okay I’m not reading those” (omg)

Seth takes this huge stack of pages and auctions it on stage for Equity Fights Aids.

Patti adds, “Wait, how much would you give if I read all of them to you over drinks at the St. Regis?”

Seth: “You get Patti’s stack of notes. Please put them on Instagram. There’s many inappropriate ones she refused to read. Also, Patti LuPone herself will read her notes to you over dinner.

Patti: “Not dinner.” (She’s not buying you dinner LOLOLOL)

SOMEBODY PAID $7,000

- Seth: “Patti has a lot of feelings about the President”

-Patti tells a story about working as a waitress at a skeevy bar with some skeevy guys in college, one of whom somehow got them down into the foundations of Juilliard and stuck a gun into the small of her back, sort of jokingly to scare her. She hears herself telling this story, “Wow, I am the picture of class”

-Howard McGillin, Billy to Patti’s Reno in the 1987 Anything Goes joins Patti on stage, they sing “You’re The Top” together. Seth asks Patti how she came up with the sexy Reno characterization.

Patti: “It’s inherent in the lyrics. Like Blow, Gabriel Blow” *Audience Laughs*

Patti: Oh, that’s not what I mean. Oh! I mean the lines “Good by day, good by night in that song”

Oh my god, not BLOW Gabriel. Oh, no.

Seth: What’s sexy about good by day, good by night?

Patti: You know!

Seth: I don’t!

Patti: She’s good by day and …good….by night, oh, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!

-Patti’s drinking a huge glass of Prosecco:

She sips happily for awhile. “Oh, I feel sick from the wine”. Getting a little clumsy.

10 minutes later: “Never mind, I feel good now. It’s like when you have a drug and you’re like ugh this is awful, give me another!”

30 minutes later, she’s polished off most of her wine, the third encore is “With One Look”, she gets one bar in, stops abruptly: “Oh, I have to burp, I’m sorry”. Audience dies.  She’s so embarrassed. So cute hahahaha

-Patti on her Glenn Close rehabilitation:

I didn’t want to sing Sunset, because I didn’t want people to think there are sour grapes. It’s Glenn’s role in New York. Mine in London. So I wasn’t gonna sing it in New York *pauses, thinking*… so I’ll sing the London version *laughter*

- Starts choking up when talking about the ephemeral beauty of theatre (good vocab word, Patti) and how it exists mostly in memory

-Patti talked about how she loves imperfect voices with soul a hundred times more than a perfect instrument with no feeling. Perfect voices are nothing without soul, but also people who sing with soul must be imperfect. Interesting. That’s why she doesn’t like to listen to a lot of today’s Broadway singers. She listens to Joni Mitchell.

-She made the final call back for the Sweet Charity national tour at 17, but didn’t get the part. She never booked any professional rolls before Juilliard. Patti: “Do they still even do cattle calls?” Seth: “Yes, people still audition, Patti. Omg.”

- The Magaldi guy from the Deconstructing Patti London concert YouTube video, flew out to NY to serve as random Magaldi guy again when Seth called him. A couple of us asked for his autograph and he absolutely flipped a shit he was so excited “THIS NEVER HAPPENS IN LONDON”

-Che was sung by Raul Esparza for several songs. “Well this is a fucking dream come true” he said about singing with Patti. There was also an original Evita cast member who sang the word HAIR in

“Eyes, hair, mouth, figure 
Dress, voice, style, movement”

He joins them on stage to sing the word HAIR in “Rainbow High” He is my new hero. She struggles a bit with Rainbow High “Well, there’s one for my next voice lesson”

-Frances Ruffelle, the original Eponine on the West End and Broadway, came out to sing with Patti. She didn’t sing very well, but Patti was very emotional to hear her sing again

-When Patti was in the chorus for the barricade scenes in Les Mis she had to pick a “job”. She really did not want to be in the chorus so she just picked what the guy next to her was doing which was smelting She wasn’t even really sure what a smelter does so she goes out there and pantomimes smelting some hot metal over a bale of hay. The director is like “Patti, you’re an idiot”. The next night, she goes out there and smelts over the hay again, pretends the hay caught on fire, and spends the scene silently putting out her hay fire

-She doesn’t really like the current production of Hello, Dolly! because she does not like how it’s a recreation of Carol Channing’s productions without any new discovery for the actors allowed by the director

-Patti: “You used to be able to get to the theatre. Now Times Square is all focused on a Hershey bar!” Seth: “A Hershey bar? A single bar?”

-Sings “Trouble” from The Music Man 10x better than in the YouTube video. FANTASTIC.

-Seth talked a lot about how a lot of her habits would be considered unprofessional, like how she always looks out at the audience before shows.

Patti: That’s not unprofessional!

Seth: It is. You peering out with your Evita wig on!

Patti: Yeah, well with Evita, I would get caught! People would wave to me so I’d just wave back!

Well, I want to see the guy who hates my guts, who will be the hardest to convince. I want to play to him. At this show, I looked out and saw everyone fanning themselves. So I went back and said TURN UP THE AC THE PEOPLE ARE HOT OUT THERE. You gotta take care of your audience.

-Patti on Lack of Common Sense (paraphrased): “I’ve never had any savvy-dressing for auditions, re-booking canceled flights. I thought I was supposed to stand behind the taped line in the A Chorus Line theatre at my Evita audition, so I took a big step in front of it. It was just the line in A Chorus Line. My brother was in A Fucking Chorus Line. I’d seen it. Several times. Still didn’t make that connection. Yet, I heard about auditions and things. Not sure where I found out about that stuff at all! That’s how you know it’s meant to be. I just found out about these casting calls even though I was clueless.  

-Patti and Seth fight over ALW:

Seth: He’s great [in Evita].

Patti: *Makes disgusted face*

Seth: No this really is great.

Patti: It’s not.

Seth: Turn her mike off.

-She ends with the Ladies Who Lunch. You can tell she’s working on her character for the revival. It’s very different from her Lonny Price version, seems much darker and more subdued. I’m excited to see what she develops.

-I’ve heard her live before but it’s still such a shock to me. Her voice is nothing short of incredible. Her high tones are less crystalline in her older age, but her low tones are so much richer. I thought her voice sounded a little raspy, like she was losing it, but it didn’t keep her from hitting any of those belts (except Rainbow High, which was kinda mean of Seth lol) I’m going to War Paint closing night in December. She didn’t come out the stage door tonight so I have my fingers crossed for December. 

Hope you guys feel like you were there with me! I know a lot of you wish you could be there so I wanted to be thorough. Let me know if you have any questions!

anonymous asked:

This is directed to Onmyouji-san, The King-san and Tom Kat-san: all three of you probably went through so many costumes/outfits on your performance. Do you have a favorite outfit/costumes? If so what is it?

King has been into European medieval movies/films spree lately, so he’s persuaded the club owner to make custom-made outfits for him to perform in (as a knight, king or prince). He’s allowed that because he’s the Grand King.

Tom Kat keep things on the manly side since his main audience consisted of females (also it’s not so complicated to wear!). He usually does themes such as police, military, butler or doctor. Anything the ladies love most, Tom Kat will roll with it. 

Onmyouji has a taste for traditional touch. He loves to implement traditional outfits such as Yukata or Kimono into his choreography. To emphasise on his androgynous looks, he often wears face makeups for the performances. Both guys and girls fans love this look on him!

Yep go ahead YOI Fandom. Look me in the eye and tell me this anime doesn’t have cheap fanservice. Tell me this anime isn’t aimed at a fujoshi audience. Try to convince me how revolutionary it is. Try to convince me how it’s better than mob Psycho 100 or cowboy bebop.

TL;DR WARNING.

It’s late, my mind is wandering, and I got nothing in my inbox, so fuck it…. we’re getting Biblical.

If you’ve never heard or read the story about Lucifer’s expulsion from Heaven, here’s a Cliff’s Notes version. Lucifer was the most beautiful of God’s Angels and loved God the most. But when God created Man amd ordered his kingdom to love this mortal creation as much as you love me, Lucifer would have nothing to do with it, because Man is flawed and God is perfect. After demanding that Lucifer love Man, and refusing once more Lucifer was kicked out, but not without taking some of his friends with him.

If I’m not mistaken, that’s how the War began as well, for Lucifer was convinced that God was no longer fit to rule the Heavens. So a mighty war raged on for millenia, a War Lucifer lost, and was cast so far from God’s love, that his beauty melted, his wings molted and turned to leather, and he was imprisoned in a Lake of Ice from the waist down. Some of this I pieced together from Dante’s Inferno.

But that’s the jist of it. But what if the story is wrong? What if its just a story, and the truth is more simple. Most of the time, the truth of EVERY story is so much more simple than the story, because with a story, you neex to keep an audience, the truth just is. It doesn’t care about ratings or views or followers, it just is - and that’s why I believe that this whole War of the Heavens is just a Biblical Religious Dick-Waving party to get people to join a certain religion. But that’s another topic.

What if the truth is that when God created us, he saw exactly how fucked up we were, and he washed his hands and said “Ugh, well… maybe if I just leave this, they’ll die out on their own.” And Lucifer was all “Dude! You just can’t make life and then abandon it because YOU fucked up! Who the fuck does that!” And God was all “I’m God, I can do whatever the fuck I want! Now if you don’t mind, I want to get bad to creating these galaxies again, those are fun to make!” And Lucifer was “Fine, man. Fuckin’ Hell. I guess I’ll just look after these guus for you, huh? Y'sunuvabitch!”

“Can’t hear you, dude… I’m like 5 billion light years away, man!”

What if God was the ultimate Dead Beat Dad that we blindly worship because we only have HALF of the information. And Lucifer’s only the bad guy because when we finally started to show promise, God came back, told us that He loved us and that Lucifer was the REAL enemy. But after that, he never really did anything actually PROVE that he loved us. Oh, sure , there was Jesus, THE son of God, but its written like several times in The Bible that we are ALL children of God, so what the fuck is THAT all about? And if this really WAS God’s kid - dude just let us kill him without batting an eye, now I don’t know what kind of bullshit Dad does that, cuz if someone looks at my kids funny I kick'em in the dick, and He just let us crucify the FUCK out of his ONLY son…. and then nothing. No revenge, no plague of locusts, no flood to wash the sin away, not even a divine fart.

So, that’s my take on things. Hence why I really don’t trust the Christian/Jewish thing. I mean, the only difference between the two is that Christians believe Jesus was the Son of God, and the Jews believe Jesus was just another prophet, like Moses and are still waiting for the Chosen One to finally appear. But all in all, its a wash. I mean, at least in Greek and Roman times, their Gods would actually DO shit when yoy prayed to them. Allow your ship to pass safely, help your army win the battle, Zeus ends up fucking yoyr daughter and you have a Minotaur for a grandson, fine fine…. but at least it was something….

Look at what we’re taught. God’s love is unconditional. You’ve read that, right? He loves us all, all of us… ALL OF US. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t believe in Him, He still loves you. And He loves us so much, that He lets us kill each other, and steal from each other, and lie to each other - all these rules he told us NOT TO DO, but He still loves us. Dude, I don’t know about you, but I dish out punishment when my kids lie to me. But we have nothing to show for it. Oh, yeah, we will reach judgement when we reach the Kingdom of Heaven… sure, we’ve been promised shit before and its never delivered - so what the fuck are we doing here?

Have any of you ACTUALLY read the Satanist Bible? Its not about evil and fucking goats and sacrifice and all that. NO! Its more of a “We’re kind of on our own so let’s treat each other decently” type of thing. But honestly, and…. by the way, if you “claim” to be open-minded, you kinda have to, but anyways… but honestly, what if Lucifer has had our back the entire time? What if everything we thought was a gift from God, was actually Lucifer because God’s a dead beat dad. He saw us as doomed to fail and said “fuck it, peace I’m out” and Lucifer stayed with us, and said “I know you’re not perfect, but we’ll get through this.”

Just think, what if everything we’ve ever been told about God was a complete lie, and it was all a scheme to coverup that God made us, then wanted to drown us like a sack of kittens from the get go.

What if Lucifer swooped in at the last minute, held us tight and say “I’ll take care of you the best way I know how”.

When you begin to think about the fact that no one, on this earth has ever seen God and lived to tell the tale, and everything that has been written on the subject of God has all been from our own flawed hand, our own imperfect mind - and you start to think that maybe, just maybe if there if something else out is there, that maybe its not this old guy sitting on a cloud, it takes a HUGE burden off of your shoulders. You don’t HAVE to believe what your mom and dad believe. You don’t have to tolerate this fairy tale bullshit that we’re being spoonfed. You can tell that these people that are killing in the name of their god and governing in the name of their god that they are completely full of shit.

Seriously, if you take 100% of all religious sub-context out of everything in society that is looked down upon - where is the wrong in it? Look at abortion. Without weighing ANY religious opinion or belief in on the topic, what is wrong with it? Pre-marital sex? Divorce? Homosexuality? Eating meat on Friday? NOTHING!

We put all of our blind faith into a giant book of fairy tales that no one really questions. And if they do, everyone excommunicates them as a heretic.

Believe what you want, but I’m going to follow my own beliefs. I’m going to treat people the way they deserve to be treated, based off of their actions and not their words. I am going to give everyone a fair shot to fuck up on their own. I am going to teach my kids to live life hard and love even harder. To be there for people, but to make sure to be there for yourselves too. That family doesn’t always mean blood relation, its just better when it is. To love without regret, without remorse, without judgement.

Ok, sermon over, back to the porn and dank memes.

Tour Diary: The 1975 in Allen (15.4.17)

A ridiculously long post documenting my experience seeing this band again. It took place at the Allen Event Center, with the openers Colouring and Pale Waves. This is the first show on their last US tour before breaking for album three, and I think it was the best show I’ve been to yet. 

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GOT7 reacting to you on your wedding day:

Mark: would be totally giggling. Like, he would be taken aback when he first saw you, but then he’d be thinking, ‘oh my god, this is happening, I’m marrying this beautiful person’ and he’d giggling to himself bc he’d be so damn GIDDY

Youngjae: he would just be smiling. like all day; throughout the ceremony, in the car to the reception, the party, the goddamn wedding night sex, this boy would be smiling like a damn fool just because he would be so happy

Jackson: pretty sure he’d cry at some point. Jackson would just be an emotional rollercoaster on his wedding day tbh, like he’d be squealing and nervous and then confident af and then crying bc of how amazing you are and how lucky he is and…man, he would just be so overwhelmed I think

BamBam: literally acting like it’s regular date night, but with an audience lmao. This little shit would be smacking your butt and making pervy remarks bc that’s just BamBam, but he’d also be really nervous, and cover it with all that. 

Jinyoung: He’d be sincere and straight-faced, being all adult about it until he sees you walking down the aisle and he just loses it man. like there’s tears and everything. But during the reception he’d be all cutesy and happy and ugh Junior feels

Jaebum: He’d be able to keep a straight face for most of the day, and would be able to not come across overly emotional, but you’d be able to see little bursts of happiness through the day, just him smiling at you dancing or when he’s feeding you a bit of wedding cake

Yugyeom: aw man, he’d be so damn nervous. like he’d be so nervous he’d completely miss you walking down the aisle, and when you draw up to him he’s like, “ok but you still like me right” and you’d have to assure him on YOUR DAMN WEDDING DAY that you still like him lmaoo, but after that, he’d just be all pink and blushy bc he’d be freaking out that it actually happened

ugh it’s just so frustrating because so many youtubers put /so/ much research and effort and information into their videos because they pretty much have to to be taken seriously but they still aren’t and then there’s Arugula Scattergories who just spews the most ignorant hurtful shit every few months and then whines about how people can’t grow when they’re criticized or whatever and makes excuses for not being educated and it’s just like so freaking irresponsible like you have a large audience and large voice and what you are saying is really harmful so just like try to learn for like five damn minutes instead of just bringing in another clueless friend to make you feel like you know what you’re talking about omg

anonymous asked:

What were your feelings on this episode?

Conflicted. 

On the one hand, it gave me a lot of shipper fodder (for ALL my ships). And Gendry came back, so I have something to be happy about. On the other hand, with every passing episode, I get this sinking feeling that D&D don’t respect us as an audience…not only do they make some STUPID decisions, but they tell us they’re stupid and expect it to be taken seriously. Example: Jon, the King in the North, the most IMPORTANT person in convincing people to stand together and fight the wildlings, decides to go North (on a stupid suicide mission) to get a wight??? For Reasons??? And literally everyone tells him not to go. But he says “No I have to. For Reasons.”

And ELIA. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO MISTREAT ELIA????

But no. Don’t mind little ol’ Ari sitting in the corner being salty. Ugh. I need alcohol. 

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“Until now, I made ‘I wish there was such a person' leading characters. This time, however, I created a heroine who is an ordinary girl, someone with whom the audience can sympathize, someone about whom they can say, 'Yes, it’s like that.’ ” ( — Hayao Miyazaki)

>Artist makes pessimistic but easily relatable comics (for an appropriate audience).

>“Your work is too depressing, I wish you posted something positive for once, try to find something happy to draw a comic about!!! Ugh” (you know, instead of looking for an artist that already makes comics for that particular audience, let’s harass an online artist to make different content entirely. Why even try to be kind about the suggestion like a normal person should have been, along the way, when you can just put so much pressure on the artist that they don’t see a better option in the situation).

>Artist starts making an obvious change, and making a lot more optimistic comics (clearly trying to show that they’re trying to make the positive change towards something better, even if it seems more like it’s the work of people who put pressure on said artist, than a change that happened entirely on its own), even involving situations where most people might not be as optimistic (though, not everyone reacts the same way to any situation, which the internet fails to consider, constantly (as absurd as some situations may be)).

>“Um, this seems weirdly positive??? Forced??? Who would be happy about something like this??? Nobody!!! What the fuck is this shit!!! You’re trying too hard, clearly!!!”

>Result: Artist goes on hiatus.

Can’t say I’m surprised, but my disappointment with the online (Tumblr) community somehow manages to grow, day by day…

GOT7 & BTS Reaction to Having a SUPER Tall Girlfriend [Requested}
@21stcenturydreamist asked:

“pretty please give your sincere reactions on BTS and GOT7 if their girlfriend or the girl they like is really tall (5"10 or above) and she’s kinda shy and insecure about it… thank you very much☺😊 (super cute and fluffy)”

Sure! Here You go :)

JB: “Does it bother you that you have to stretch to kiss me?” You asked him on a day that you were feeling a little insecure. “Why would it?” He answered stretching to give you another kiss. “It makes no difference to me, I still love you just the same.”

Originally posted by got7gifs

Rap Monster: “Oh wow!” He said making you blush as he looked you up and down. “You should wear high heels more often your legs are gorgeous” You’d look down at your legs then back at him “Really? You think this looks okay?” He’d smile at you. “Jagi, you look stunning.”

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Mark: “Thanks babe!” He would say as you reached up and got pot down from the cabinet in the kitchen and handed it to him. “You’re my lifesaver!” He’d tell you giving you a hug, “My very beautiful life saver!”

Originally posted by spockjinyoung

Jin: “I’m sorry, it’s just hard for me to focus on what you’re saying when your lips are that close to me.” He’d apologize. You would try to finish your story but Jin would still keep just staring at your mouth until you gave up. “I’m done.” you’d announce. “Good, now it’s my turn” he’d whisper as he leaned forward and kissed you.

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Jackson: “I think I’m taller!” He would say as you both stood against the wall with a pencil ready to measure yourselves. “Hmm we’ll see..” You said even though you could clearly see over Jackson’s head and knew that you had him by at least 4 inches (10cm). “What!” he would yell in shock as the lines showed just how tall you are. “Hmm…maybe if I go drink some more milk I’ll keep growing!” He’d give you a quick peck as he raced to the kitchen.

Originally posted by mafiagot7

Suga: “Yes you have to bend down!” He would whine looking around hoping that no one could hear him. “Jagi, I am not going to jump up so that you can kiss me. Just bend down! Bend quick before the guys come back and make fun of my height again.” He’d plead. “Okay, okay” You would finally relent and bend to give him one last kiss before he rushed backstage to get ready for the next show. “I love you!” He would call as he scurried off leaving you smiling as you told him you loved him back.

Originally posted by yoongijae

Junior: “Airmail kiss” He’d say as he kissed his fingertips then put them on your mouth. You’d roll your eyes. “You know you’re corny right?” He would look shocked before replying “I’m Corny? Wow I always thought my name was Junior!” He’d burst into laughter and you would laugh too even though his jokes were so lame.

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J-Hope: “I’ll just act like I didn’t see anything” He’d tell you as you rubbed your head after knocking it in the door frame. “All that height, yet you can’t even see!” You’d punch his arm and he’d give you a quick peck on the lips before imitating your klutzy entrance.

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Youngjae: “Ahh okay, I give up! I give up” He would scream as you tickled him. “You are the Tickle Champion!” He’d conceed trying to catch his breath. You’d tell him thank you and turn to go but he would surprise attack you from behind and start tickling you making you fall to the floor and laughing til tears ran down your eyes. “Since your arms are longer than mine, the only way I can beat you is to cheat!” He’d gloat as he helped you off of the floor.

Originally posted by kpopgifvault

Jimin: “You’re mine and that’s good enough. Don’t stress about your height, I have no problem with it, You’re basically my Wonder Woman!” He’d tell you after you had received funny stares at the mall. “They’re just jealous because I’m with the most beautiful woman in the world!”

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

BamBam: You tried not to laugh at the height difference when he took his heeled boots off. “Ugh” He would groan “If only I could chop off half of your legs and attach them to mine.” He’d be quiet for a second before adding “Nah because if I took your legs then I would miss one of my favorite things about you.”

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Taehyung: “Tell me what’s going on!” He would say as you both stood in the audience at a very crowded concert. “I can’t see anything!” You would stand on your tippy toes to look above everyone’s heads to the stage and relay the action. After the show He’d tell you that you were the best girlfriend in the world and that you helped him to still have a good night.

Originally posted by hellosarang

Yugyeom: “What?” You would ask as he giggled to himself and looked away from you. “I was just thinking that maybe the reason you give the best hugs is because your arms are long enough to hold on extra tight” He’d blush again and you’d smile at his sweetness. 

Originally posted by jackandjael

Jungkook: “Thiss muchh!! I love everything about you thisss much!! There’s not one thing that I would change” He’d scream out into the open air as you both enjoyed a night picnic. “Shh you may wake someone up!” You’d warn, but he would just brush away the warning, letting you know that he wants the whole world to know his true feelings.

Originally posted by comfyjimin

mbti opposites as house hunters couples.

God, I hate this show. Nothing fun happens.

ENTJ x ISFP: The ENTJ is focused entirely on the price of the house. They want something grand. But won’t pay more than they have to. The ISFP sees charm in everything, they want a fixer upper, but they don’t want to fix it up. They continually argue until they find house three….and the ISFP makes a compromise…because holy shit A POOL.

ENTP x ISFJ: The ENTP constantly makes sarcastic comments about the homes they are visiting, and the realtor is getting extremely upset. The ISFJ feels guilty because of this, but honestly hates the wall paper. They get into an argument, but eventually settle on house two because the show must end on a happy note.

ENFJ x ISTP: The ENFJ cannot make a decision. They love every house. The ISTP wants the fixer upper, but they honestly don’t care enough about anything to actually tell the ENFJ that they want the fixer upper. The ENFJ becomes stressed picking the house and the ISTP advises them to chill. Eventually, they pick the fixer upper, because the ENFJ finally trusts the ISTP’s abilities.

ENFP x ISTJ: The ENFP truly loves every house they step into. The ISTJ is the exact opposite. They are focused on budget, but the ENFP really doesn’t care. This causes tension, but house one seems to be just good enough for both of them to be happy. The realtor hated both of them.

ESTP x INFJ: The one house hunters couple people actually enjoyed watching. The ESTP constantly makes jokes and does something ridiculous, while the INFJ was just relatable enough for the audience to get attached. The only problem is…they both want different homes. The ESTP finally comes around, with some persuasion from the realtor.

ESTJ x INFP: The INFP has some pretty unrealistic expectations for their home, but will make the best out of anything. The ESTJ gets annoyed by the overpriced homes. They don’t argue with the INFP, but with the realtor. The INFP ends up making the final decision to make the ESTJ seem more reasonable to the audience.

ESFP x INTJ: Moving somewhere unsafe. They both are looking for very specific things, but their expectations are quite different. The ESFP wants a view, the INTJ wants somewhere near town. It’s awful. The ESFP sacrifices the view for the city…but there’s also a room with a ladder…so it’s a win win. Both end up happy in the end, but the audience is extremely annoyed with them, and agreed that they should have just picked house 2.

ESFJ x INTP: The ESFJ’s angry mother-in-law gets involved, and the INTP is terrified of her. The INTP has 0 expectations for the house and the ESFJ makes the most decisions. Luckily, they pick the perfect house, and all ends well. But the audience mostly sympathizes with the INTP, who just wants a house with walls and a roof. 

Somebody Else + The Ballad of Me and My Brain Theory ???

*Before diving in, I think it is first important to note that, with all forms of art, the art is created through the artist but does not 100% directly reflect the artist so: Matty is a persona in the video and all conclusions drawn from such are not necessarily true for him (though they may be to whatever extent), but are still valid interpretations. Like a writer writing a book, the writer’s experiences influence the product but not all speculation drawn from the book can be applied to the author yada yada …  Ok LEGGOOO!*


SO I saw a bunch of people in the comments on Youtube and here and Tumblr and I’m sure elsewhere talking about layering different 1975 songs over different parts of the Somebody Else music video. I think this is totally legit and, while it may or may not be intentional, it is nonetheless LEGIT. 

To name a few pairings that others have made:

  •  The Ballad of Me and My Brain during the Somebody Else part of the video
  • UGH! with the 3 minute segment in the beginning
  • Some other people have noticed that The Sound and She’s American have phone references around the time that the phone rings in the beginning segment.
  • And I’m sure there are plenty more good ones

I got kind of hung up on The Ballad of Me and My Brain, though, for several reasons. The song is 2:51 minutes long and the opening segment is exactly 3 minutes long (this is why UGH! and the segment fit together so well and I don’t deny how good that layering is). But if you wait about 10 seconds into the opening (coincidently right after the first audience laughter track) and then play The Ballad of Me and My Brain, things get kind of interesting. Some of Matty’s actions lineup with the song as different instruments/sounds are being introduced. Also, he mouths to the figure and the audience (through the mirror in the end) at interesting, dialogue-like parts of the song. But three things that I think are the most interesting and compelling are that 

  1. The Ballad occurs right before Somebody Else on the album. So then it becomes really cool to consider the 3 min beginning as the silent music video version of The Ballad because it precedes Somebody Else. 
  2. The figure on the couch is presumably Matty, and, as many have speculated, I think it becomes interesting to consider the figure as a representation of his brain/state of mind; thus connecting The Ballad of Me and My Brain to the 3 minute opening segment. And by calling the song The Ballad of Me and My Brain it almost sounds like a sort of sitcom duo/relationship and the beginning of the video plays out like a sitcom gone wrong. In the song, he already talks of how he cannot find his brain and in the video, he clearly does not have a good relationship with the figure/brain Matty, plus all suggestion of music is lost. Maybe the two Matty’s connect through music. I dont know.
  3. ALSO WHEN HE LOOKS AT THE AUDIENCE THROUGH THE MIRROR AT THE END OF THE SEGMENT THE LAST LINE OF THE SONG PLAYS “forget my brain remember my pain” !!! (I just got chills)

So if we roll with the couch Matty being the lost and neglected brain/state of mind/mentality/etc. then we must consider why he leaves the apartment when his brain is presumably right there. I suppose he either fails to recognize/acknowledge this figure as his brain or maybe he recognizes that he is too disconnected to do anything about it presently. Whatever that reasoning is, everything in the apartment scene, while normal everyday actions, seems forced as it is implied that it is on a sort of stage viewed by many and his brain-person cannot thrive here. He leaves this behind (perhaps in search of his brain) or maybe actually in search of Somebody Else and while being alone, he focuses on women. At some point, Matty begins to see the women as himself which is perhaps why the figure on the couch in the beginning of it all looks like him (though still ambiguous) and could mirror and broken relationship between those two “characters”. But this recognition seems to mark the beginning of his awareness or his coming to terms with his self-neglect: The woman in the diner notices him but does nothing, the woman in the bar with the men who punch him leaves him on the ground in the parking lot, and finally the stripper(?) who takes notice of him but perhaps only for her own gain. Then even she disappears and Matty is forced to see that he must focus on himself (also the presence of a lot of mirror shots), his own state of mind, which is something that he has avoided for so long, perhaps because he was distracting himself with women/relationships. In the end he finds himself and is learning to love himself but he had to do that in a space outside of artifice and structured performance.

HOLY HECk oR what if him leaving the apartment is actually his brain leaving him behind because his brain is the one on the run doing all of these things and trying to find itself (himself?) ANd i donet EveN KNowe anYThinfg ANiymore OMGee

TL;DR

Listen to The Ballad of My Brain about 10 seconds into the opening of the Somebody Else music video and consider the figure on the couch to be Matty’s brain because these two songs are in this order on the album and this is fun. I guess that is what I am trying to say. Also Lostmyhead works really well over the Somebody Else part. And

MATT HEALY IS A GENIUS!! whether or not anything I said above is interesting

Ugh seriously???

Story time.

On Friday night (29 August), multiple cell phones went off during the show.

One went off during the Epilogue/Finale/whatever, conveniently right after Ramin finished “…and bring them graaaaaaaace” and right before the “Bring Him Home” reprise.

And sitting there in the chair, his character dying, Ramin kind of stopped, straightened up, and looked out into the general area of the audience that the ringtone was coming from (house right side of the orchestra???? I think????) and gave the perfect impression of an exasperated teacher whose class won’t stop talking.

It was simultaneously hilarious and the single most obnoxious thing I’ve ever experienced in a theater.

Seriously, people, turn off your fucking phones.

An assorted list of great comet things

i apologize in advance this is so fucking long

- cast members come out before the show starts and hold up signs telling you to look in your program, turn off your phone, and just generally interact (grace mclean was in charge of our section and it was awesome) and they also throw boxes with pastries at people

- the show opens with natasha and andrey running down the aisle and natasha saying goodbye to him as he leaves for the war

- josh groban’s voice is like actually majestic and I’ve never even been a huge fan

- i’m obsessed with sonya and natasha imitating marya in moscow, also grace mclean is just fantastic at all times

- denee singing “everyone has always liked me” is the most charming and innocent thing I’ve ever seen

- when natasha and mary sing about each other they sit at a table on the stage and theres this long period of silence as the people sitting at that table have to move their seats around and the two of them carry over their stools

- bolkonsky sings a line about his powdered wig and then hits the wig and a cloud of powder erupts from it and its hilarious

- andrey shows up throughout the show: during no one else he stands in the moonlight and the snow falls on him, and during the opera he’s seen close to death at war while natasha watches him and they sort of look knowingly at each other

-no one else was amazing and beautiful and as she sings the lights around her descend and almost look like stars and it’s simply stunning

- anatole’s entrance is just the coolest thing everyone turns to face the door at the top of the stage and the door is lit from behind like sooooo intensely brightly and the cast has to hold their hands up to shield their eyes and he like nonchalantly poses it’s just awesome

- oh my god during the opera when natasha sings “i fear that he may seize me from behind” he fucking does and like hikes up her skirt as he necks her? like on one hand i know he’s a womanizing dick but on the other, like even for him he just met her! 

- the duel is fucking lit with the strobe lights and the ensemble comes out with like glow stick necklaces and bracelets and club clothing

- dust and ashes was stunning, groban killed it

- charming was amazing and awesome she OWNED the room

- during the song letters when anatole sends natasha the letter he passes it down a row in the audience for her to read and it’s so funny the row was so confused and the girl on the end literally had to get up and walk it over to denee who was adorable waving for the girl to come over

- honestly every big solo in the show was just so good and i feel they all deserve a shoutout, we saw sonya’s understudy and she was just so touching

- throughout the show anatole charms so many of the audience members and kisses their hands and whispers things in their ear, also lucas steele’s swagger is just to die for

- balaga/the abduction is just sheer unadulterated joy like its just a never-ending free for all where the entire cast is out and participating and they pass out little shakers to some rows in the audience for you to play so you’re a part of the action and ugh there are just no words. one of the absolute highlights.  

- when anatole says that the all have to sit down he makes an audience member scoot over and he squeezes into his seat for the most prolonged silence of all time

- when anatole shows up at the house for natasha, marya emerges from the brightest red light behind the door and they lock eyes with the most like stunned silence before she just tears into him it’s amazing 

- during pierre and anatole you see natasha poison herself right between the two of them as they sing and then you see her realize what she’s done and she screams and runs off followed by marya and sonya

- also The Note in pierre and anatole was just stellar

- when andrey returns at the end mary is watching him the whole time and he sits in his fathers chair with some serious mirroring, it’s haunting

- pierre and natasha is just touching and genuine, and you could like feeeeel the silence and the shock as he began to speak, you could feel the emotion throughout the audience

- the final song is like you’re transcending humanity and like discovering the secrets of the universe and ending a massive adventure and its STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL and i cried? a big chandelier comes down and lights up along with the big crescendo and continues to glow along with those chords at the end before fading to darkness, and the cast is surrounding you, but not like conspicuously like they’re just scattered so the sound fills the entire room. there are no words for the feeling you get at the end of this show