“Dreams work hand in hand with my acting, it teaches you why people do certain things, and that helps me get into character.” This is a personal effort for me. That no one can take from you. It is what you learn, and what you are taking from it. “
shimanami tasogare is getting extremely popular all of a sudden and i just wanted to say that i read the series in japanese and am up-to-date with all published chapters and i’m also (being humble here) damn near an expert on the author and what sort of culture theyre writing from and ALL of their works so BASICALLY if i see any Shitty Discourse i’m gonna Fuck Shit Up
also feel free to ask me things abt kamatani and their series
A while ago I made a list of movies that I’ve seen or heard about and compiled them into a list, some of the links are broken because the websites have been taken down and if I could not find the movie online I put a trailer. Tip: When watching/searching for movies online, when another page/window pops up (no matter how many times), click out of it! Don’t click on anything on that page, just close it and nothing will happen further. This list is a work in progress and I will try to update it when I learn of new movies/shows that are of interest.
is the New Black [X]
Get Down [X]
Mindy Project [X]
to Get Away with Murder [X]
Little Liars [X]
of Thrones [X]
and Recreation [X] [X]
Bad [X] [X]
Dead Diva [X]
a Murderer [X]
Call Saul [X]
Young Pope [X]
spot [X] [X]
Mary Jane [X]
Reasons Why [X]
of Cards [X]
the Virgin [X]
Nine Nine [X]
& Order Special Victims Unit [X]
People V. O.J. Simpson [X]
Carmichael Show [X]
Job (dir. Charles Ferguson | 2010) [X]
Notes of a Geechee Girl (Julie Dash | 2016)
am not your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck | 2017) [X]
Network has some awesome documentaries [X]
(dir. Ava DuVernay | 2016) [X]
by Another Name (dir. Samuel D. Pollard | 2012) [X]
Riders (dir. Stanley Nelson Jr. | 2010) — Starring Benjamin Bratt [X] [X]
Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (dir. Goran Hugo Olsson | 2011) [X]
on the Prize (dir. Tim Burton | 2008) [X]
for a Revolution (dir. Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | 2009) [X]
Girls (D. Channsin Berry/Bill Duke | 2011) [X]
/Light Girls (dir. Bill Duke | 2015) [X]
Peccatrice (dir. Pier Ludovico Pavoni | 1975) [X]
(dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour | 2012) [X]
(dir. Manish Jha 2007) [X]
Orpheus (dir. Marcel Camus | 1959) [X]
(dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | 2002) [X]
I Will Fleece You (dir. Jean-Marie Téno | 1992) [X]
Millionaire (2008), Huch Huch Hota Hai (1998), Devdas (2002), Ghajini (2008),
Lagaan (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer-Zaara (2004),
Asoka (2001), Billu (2009), Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (2000), Kahaani
(2012/2016), Jodhaa Akbar (2008), Kahbi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Guzaarish
(2010), Om Shanti Om (2007), Yes Boss (1997), Raavan (2010), Umrao Jaan (2006),
Guru (2007), Dhoom 1, 2, 3 (2004/2006/2016) (I’d be forever if I listed all the
Bollywood movies I’ve seen in my life, just searchSRK, Kajol Devgan, Aishwarya
Rai, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan,
Amitabh Bachchan, Rani, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh,
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif)
Mitch McConnell and the triumph of scorched-earth opportunism
Last year, at the start of the presidential nominating process, I was surprised at the lack of any real unifying or visionary leaders among the Republican contenders. None of the candidates had much following within the party, and several were actively despised. The strongest candidate was seen as a joke and a conman, even though he eventually won.
Mitch McConnell takes much of the blame for that.
I thought that then, and still think that now. Great leadership cannot rise from pure obstruction and blockage, and it was McConnell’s top priority to keep President Obama from succeeding and to end his presidency in four years. His stated goal was to punish the President and the nation for their choices in 2008, and decidedly not to find any common ground that might have benefited the country. His intent was to campaign, not to govern. Yet work in the trenches of compromise and cajoling, true politicking, builds the skills and the followers that leaders in a democracy need, not temper tantrums and obstinance.
Who looks happiest in this photo? (credit: Molly Riley, AP)
In 2015, an assumption could be made that McConnell had miscalculated, that the lack of unifying and visionary leaders would not pay off. After all, President Obama was re-elected in 2012. In 2016 however, with Donald Trump’s election, that assumption looks very wrong. The other mistaken assumption, implicit in the first, is that McConnell and other Republicans were ever seeking any sort of conventional leader, and we should have known better than to ever assume this.
The Republican Platform of today—as well as that of 2012—makes its strongman arguments, its anti-inclusionary policies, its religious tests, and its corporatism clear. Even Trump’s so-called “wall,” far from being a new idea, was described in the 2012 Platform. These Platforms suggests that a figure like Donald Trump has been the Republican goal for years. A figurehead is acceptable when the necessary, but an authoritarian is preferred.
While establishmentarians like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have potentially been left in the cold with this election, Trump’s demeanor and his proposals, whether they are literal or not, are of a piece with McConnell’s strategy throughout the Obama Administration. In both cases, compromise and respect are seen as weakness, beginning with the heckling of the President in his State of the Union, continuing with the unprecedented refusal to consider any Democratic Supreme Court nominees, and following with Trump’s extremist cabinet picks. “Rule or ruin” is fully established as the only Republican way, and with Trump’s philosophy of meeting any perceived slight with humiliation “ten times as hard,” it is intensified.
McConnell, far from being a lost relic in the “Party Of No,” is the natural Donald Trump counterpart of the Senate. He has found the candidate he wanted, and the type of leader to which his politics descends. McConnell’s refusal to play ball whenever he might not win, and his strategy of disrespect, while terrible for the nation, has worked out very well for him, for Trump, and the GOP’s strategy of scorched-earth opportunism.
Of course one worries about getting older - we’re all fearful of death, let’s not kid ourselves. I’m simply not panicking as my laugh lines grow deeper. Who wants a face with no history, no sense of humor?