(and most of the audience ugh)

  • 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.

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

fereldenpeach  asked:

Nosey Ask! 7, 15, 19, 21, 44

Thank you for asking! :)

~Nosey Asks~

7:Have tattoos?
Unfortunately not ;-; I plan on getting some in the future!
 
15:Favorite movie
Why is this always so hard to answer? x) I have to say Howl’s Moving Castle, it was too amazing and I love it so much… The characters, the story, ugh
 
19:A fact about your personality
I am very introverted and quiet, but I love to perform (sing, play piano) in front of an audience! It’s nerve-wracking, but I love it

21:What I love most about myself
My creativity. I’m always writing, doodling, humming something or trying to learn something on the piano. It’s an escape as well as home
 
44:A random fact about anything
Cuttlefish are excellent at camouflage, smaller males will pass as females to trick the larger and more aggressive males so they think they have more females for them, when in fact the smaller male gets to mate with the female

so, arrow got a black canary statue only to destroy it, and writers decided to make laurel’s last words “don’t let me be the last black canary”, 90% setting the stage for felicity to be the black canary oliver’s endgame.

it honestly is awful that they’d disrespect laurel this way even after her death. not only did they hit the limit of ruining felicity and making her the ultimate mary sue-manic pixie dream girl (really? superhero?? the one thing about her was as unrealistically perfect and detrimental to the development of other characters as she was, she was a regular person, she was smart and a useful part of the team AS a non superhero, that was a strength, and now she’s completely perfect and flawless? ugh), they’re actively ERASING laurel lance from her own story.

the story of the black canary was never an accessory to that of the green arrow. the black canary was dinah laurel lance, it was HER story. and just to pander to the larger audience they fucking disrespected her, erased her place from the narrative, focussed on killing all female characters off and on a character who barely existed in the comics, didn’t give her storylines or love interests, killed her off after deciding oliver queens comic wife was the most “dispensable” character, made her last words a ridiculously ooc declaration that oliver was the love of her life but his was felicity and he should fight for her, aka PROPPING UP NOLICITY ON HER FUCKING DEATHBEAD, despite no canon indication she still loved oliver, and now these writers have decided her last words were actually “MAKE SURE THERE’S ANOTHER BLACK CANARY” ????????

anyway, i hope Felicity: The Olicity Story gets cancelled soon.

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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)

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.

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.”

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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 

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

wolfsbane highlights - tyler hoechlin!

OKAY. Last but obviously not least. This is gonna be a looooong read, y’all, so make some tea or whatever. Obviously Hoechlin was like, 85% of the reason I went. And I made it to the M+G!!, and both panels!!, but only the Sunday lounge. They forbade filming really strictly so I didn’t try, but I ummmm did record some audio, just so I could do the transcripts. I do not have the energy to type it out as exactly as last time, but basically this is everything that he said during that weekend!

Highlights include - talking about his butt, him speaking foreign languages!!, and making fun of Derek’s life…

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biusagi-deactivated20140708  asked:

Like I have all the things Whedon did wrong with Steve and Thor my like I can't fully write it out, so can you like give some examples of Whedon's horrible choices with Thor and Steve and the avengers itself?

hmm hmmm well disclaimer it’s been almost a year since I’ve watched this film in its entirety while sober, I mean besides the 6 minutes I just watched in target, so my memory of it is a little warped. on the flip side of that I’ve seen this movie TOO MANY TIMES to be any type of objective about it??? so I avoid talking about the avengers in general since I have SO MANY OPINIONS.

so keep that in mind. and oh god this got long I don’t even know if I answered your question bUT HERE GOES

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This show is incredibly pretty. Something about the way they show depth/space is really fascinating to me. So much love for the design.

Not so much love for it being season 3 and Donnie still being obsessed with April and competing with Casey for her attention, especially given that she’s clearly getting fed up with both of them squabbling. Please, show, please stop. It’s really alarming watching my favourite character and wanting to kick him in the shins episode after episode. Can we stop now? Please? Let them be awesome best friends and let Donnie grow up. I know I’m hung up on 2003!Donatello forever, but this Donatello can be really amazing too (Rob Paulsen’s delivery, oh my god) when he’s not being a bit of a creeper. I’m very fond of him for the most part, and it’d be great for him to evolve and show the kids in the audience that this sort of behaviour needs to stop, not to sell it as being sweet and sympathetic.

the-missing-nin  asked:

have you seen the new rant video by Sawyer7mage on YouTube? you've been featured! well not really, but I believe he used a post that I remembered you reblogged to give an example about things he hates about the fandom wars (around 2:52, bottom right corner). He gave a previous rant against NaruSaku fans, and this one seems to be against NaruSasuNaru fans. May I ask what is your opinion on this?

First of all, thank you for telling me about this. :) I don’t watch such videos on YouTube, so I’ve never heard of this guy before. I should probably message him and tell him if he’s going to use a screenshot of one’s blog in his videos, he should have the decency to blur out their icon, as well (since my blog can easily be found via the NaruSasu and SasuNaru tag and, well, it’s me on this icon).

I must admit, I watched the first three minutes of the videos, then I closed the tab. I’m incredibly bored by videos of people just talking and giving rants, just so you know, if something I’m going to write doesn’t add up with something this guy said.

To me, the video seems a little (or maybe more than a little) hypocritical. So, his friend had a NaruHina blog with 17.000 followers. She posted “NaruSasu was never an option”, got plenty of messages telling her to kill herself, until she eventually deleted her blog. Umm. Okay. While I won’t discuss the fact that telling someone to kill themselves is highly despicable, there were other options. If you get private messages, block these users. If you get anon messages in your ask box, block the IPs of people sending you hateful messages (it’s usually only a few trolls who send you the same bullshit over and over and over again), turn off the anon option for your ask box, or simply close your ask box. It’s as easy as that. No reason to dramatically delete your blog.

Also, this guy makes the whole SNS fandom look bad by saying his friend got hate messages every single day (supposedly) - not letting us know if it really was the SNS fans (let’s remember the fact that the petition to ban the Naruto manga in the US unless it gets an NaruSaku ending was the work of a trolling NaruHina fan), just some trolls, or whoever. Also, how often is “every single day”? I went to Burger King yesterday, and I went to Burger King today, so I ate at BK for two days every single day. We don’t know if she got a hundred messages, or ten. As I mentioned, telling someone to kill yourself is despicable, but hey, I guess the NaruSaku and SNS shippers who were told to kill themselves because they were “salty” deserved it because they aren’t true fans! Jfc. Anons told me to kill myself, they called me a bitch and I should finally accept NH/SS. But that’s probably not important because I’m not the friend of some YouTuber with +150k subscribers who gives rants, huh? (And I’m not the only non-NH/SS shipper who received such messages. At least be fair and tell the people there’s assholes among EVERY ship.)

But let’s not forget what that person wrote. “NaruSasu was never an option.” Let that sink in. She didn’t say “NaruSasu was never an option for me, because I prefer NaruHina over everything.”, she could have as well said “A homosexual relationship in manga as Naruto was never an option because homosexuality is far away from being seen as normal as heterosexuality.” Having 17.000 followers, OF COURSE you will get hate. Even I with my “only” ~2.000 followers know I will get hate everytime I post something in the anti NaruHina or anti SasuSaku (or anti The Last) tag. It’s just how it is. The more people receive your message, the more will disagree with you; the result is getting hateful messages. If you want to live a peaceful life, don’t state your opinion. I want to state my opinion, I get hate, I can deal with it. And no, disliking a certain heterosexual ship doesn’t make you a heterophobe, as well as disliking a certain homosexal ship doesn’t make you a homophobe. Saying homosexuality isn’t equal to heterosexuality, however, makes you a homophobe, that’s for damn sure.

Besides everything of the above, Naruto is not a fucking shounen manga. Kishimoto himself has stated multiple times Naruto is seinen, not shounen. Seinen is aimed at teens and young adults in general. The fact it was serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump is misleading. Plus, of course it isn’t a yaoi. The term yaoi describes works that focus on sex scenes. Naruto is just an ordinary seinen manga which most popular pairings happen to be slash pairings (source). Also, as you can look up in the databooks, while the main audience for WSJ are high school boys, the readers of Naruto are mainly females aged 14-20 (or something like that, I can’t remember the exact numbers). So much for the “IT’S A FUCKING SHONEN” argument.

Ugh, this has gotten longer than I planned… I hope you don’t mind the rant. Oh, before I forget it:


TL;DR

He described the SNS fandom as “butthurt”. His argument is invalid.