Charlie Brooker on San Junipero

EW: You could have done this same story with any kind of couple. What made two women the best choice?
It was a heterosexual couple when I first put the story down. And then I thought, “Well, what if it wasn’t?” And I think it gives it an extra resonance because they couldn’t have legally got married in 1987, so we’re gifting them that in this world, in this story of second chances. And that added an extra layer to the whole subtext about reliving your life and exploring things you didn’t have a chance to do.

That deliberate-looking shot of the plane flying in the background at the beach near the the end — does that mean you can travel to other places and not just stay in ’80s dance club heaven?
You know what? I never thought of that! The idea is there’s almost different channels for decades you can select to enter in the same environment. So going to another place would be like in Grand Theft Auto going from Los Santos in GTA V to San Andreas. But I dare say there would be a nostalgic version of Britain and Spain and New York. So now, I’ve talked myself around to say: Yes, that’s what that plane is there to do!

Can you talk about the credits? The Belinda Carlisle song adds so much, not just to the ending but to everything you’ve seen before it.
I know, and I’m praying people don’t just stop the episode as soon as they see the first credit, because it unlocks [the rest of the story]. I started writing the script and I put together a Spotify playlist of music from 1987. I go running every so often and that song came on while I was jogging I was like, “Well, that’s gotta go in.” And that basically gave me the ending scene. So one of the first things we did is check if we could clear this song [for use in the episode] and I would have been absolutely distraught if we couldn’t have done it. It’s something we’ve done in previous episodes, where we have story continuing to unfold throughout the end credits, but it’s the only time we do it in this season. It feels like an nice way of adding an extra coda. It’s also a wry joke in a way, that heaven is literally a place on earth, as we reveal the absolute cold reality of what’s going on. Hopefully it leaves people with a smile on their face, which is an alien experience after watching Black Mirror.

EW Interview with Black Mirror Showrunner Charlie Brooker on Season 3


Black Mirror season 3 [1/6] Nosedrive

Nay-Nay, the little girl who, when we were just five-years-old in art camp, started talking to me because she saw I was scared. The girl who helped me make Mr. Rags. I still have him. He sits on my desk and every day, he reminds me of Nay-Nay. What she meant to me then and now. I am so honored to be here and I wish you all the happiness this stupid world can muster. I love you, Nay-Nay.

Black Mirror Season 3 Review

Nosedive: Bryce Dallas Howard has a breakdown in a pastel Instagram nightmare and I enjoy every second of it
Playtest: Augmented Reality Video Games Are The Latest Buzz Topic And We Must Weigh In On It In Typical Black Mirror Fashion
San Junipero: the interracial lesbians live forever and mainstream media can suck my dick
Men Against Fire: the military is Awful™ and Charlie Brooker is not even close to fucking around
Hated in the Nation: being an internet troll has ~Consequences~ also save the bees you fucking reprobates

iamdarnelljordan  asked:

I was having a conversation with a black man and I brought up how black men hate black women. He responded, "black men don't hate black women, black men are ungrateful and don't value black women. In order for them to care about black women issues, they would have to value black women first."

He responded, “black men don’t hate black women, black men are ungrateful and don’t value black women. In order for them to care about black women issues, they would have to value black women first.”

If you say you love someone, yet you don’t value them, then you don’t love them let alone value them. This is why when BM say, “I love black women” they must show me in action, not just words.

“ A kitüntetés 1945. január 1. napja utáni BM, HM, valamint a BV hivatásos állományában ténylegesen eltöltött 10, 15, 20, 25 évi eredményes szolgálat elismeréséül adományozható.”

Boross 1945. január 1. után hivatásos katona nem volt. Börtönőr sem. Marad a BM. (Már akinek ez újdonság.)

anonymous asked:

A question for the general population of BM. If you have multiple children, how did you know you wanted more than one? I honestly feel complete with just my one and could live a happy life with just one. But I feel guilty for that. Like I feel that I *owe* it to my kid to have him a sibling. So I *could* very well be happy with a second as well. Idk.

like two or three months after my daughter was born, our donor said he was considering getting a vasectomy and we had to think about if we were okay with just one. I was so broken hearted and we ended up deciding we’d rather have two kids closer together than we originally wanted than only having one. Thankfully he changed his mind and we didn’t have to rush having number two. That’s how I knew. I don’t feel like our family is complete yet.

You don’t owe it to anyone to have more. If you feel complete with just one, I wouldn’t worry.


i’m starting to consider dropping my second major (environmental policy/management)

I only just started it this year, so it’s not like I really wasted any time. I tried it and thought it might be a good fit; something I could start and build a career off of. but I feel like I’m pushing myself to do this just because I’m afraid of what might happen if I go out into the real world with only a BM Performance music degree. 

But like, I’m really not that passionate about the environment. I care about what’s going on, and I’m glad to be educated on it all, but i was reading this blog post/article thing about “what kind of shit sandwich do you want to eat” aka what kind of shit do you want to put up with in your work life. And like, I don’t feel like I have the drive to meticulously and tirelessly hunt for jobs solely based around environmental stuff. While it might be a nice option to have for my future, I just can’t envision myself being there.

And part of me just wants to get out of college too. I’m so tired. I started thinking about all these things that would change in my life if I wasn’t in school anymore, and I got so excited. I mean, I know that it’s not perfect being an adult, but I feel like I’ll have so much more freedom. I could save money away and buy nice things, I could pay to have godly internet, I could just. exist.

I just feel like I’m ready for life. Maybe moreso that I’m just done with school. I want to put this part of my life behind me. I want to move forward and see what else is out there.

Black Mirror 3.0

“Black Mirror is a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world. The three stand-alone dramas will be sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent - all audacious ‘what if’ stories: some comic, some shocking.“


My mother told me that sometimes they have to lose you to realize your worth. Then she said that sometimes you can’t let them back in, sometimes you have to teach them a lesson by letting go and moving on. On the days that I want you back, I think of this. Then I think of how you moved on.
—  pen-to-paper-bmThe one you’ll never get back
Let me warn you, one day you’ll come across a soul that will consume every inch of your being. They’ll make you want to stay up late just to hear the sound of their voice. They’ll make you want to sneak out to go see them. They’ll consume you. Every thing they’ve said to you will race in your mind and there is no way to stop it. You’ll over analyze every part of them, every freckle on their skin, each scar on their body, you’ll depict the slightest change in their tone of voice. Hold onto them, keep them around whether you’re together or not. But I’m warning you if they do leave you, stay strong and fight. Fight because every time they enter your mind your whole being will threaten to shatter. Anytime you catch a glimpse of them your body may tremble because I know mine did. You may find yourself gasping for air in between hysterical crying episodes, or unable to sleep as you stare at the patterns left on the walls from the moon shining in the window with them on your mind. You’ll still be able to smell them and feel their touch. You’ll remember every thing they did for you, but I will promise you one thing. It all gets better. I know that’s something that you’ll never believe when you find their shirt at the bottom of your hamper just when you thought you were getting stronger. Or when you catch them staring at you. Or when all of the memories haunt you of finding cats in corners and giving your body to them for the first time. I know that you think you won’t ever heal because that was me. But I healed and darling you can too. So keep your head up and smile. Them seeing you happy will hurt them more than you think, and you deserve so much better. You’ll find someone that will treat you right because heaven knows I did. So everyday do what makes you happy, do what you need to in order to get you through this darkness, and I promise you will heal. Take a deep breath, pray, do whatever helps heal you, but don’t become afraid of love. I’m warning you, you’ll find a soul that will consume every inch of your being, but they’ll find you too.
—  pen-to-paper-bm, The girl who let you consume every inch of her being