angry-review

reading one star reviews of books you hated on goodreads just to stew in your bitterness is such a happy cozy feeling

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Summary: Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that’s seen better days buts offers everything she needs: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running.

Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They’ll earn enough money to live comfortably for years… if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn’t the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.

Thoughts: I liked the book overall, and I would definitely recommend this is you’re looking for a character-driven, feel-good ensemble spaceship crew sci-fi book. The world building is excellent: there are are a lot of different alien species with diverse cultural norms and family structures, and the conflicts in inter-species relations that follow. The wlw relationship was REALLY cute, but I gave 3.5/5 because it was a pretty small part of the book.

Warnings: some spaceship violence, consensual and non-descript m/f and f/f sex scenes, some use of alcohol/substances, minor character death

BTS’ Reaction to Their Trans Boyfriend Being Mis-gendered in Public

hope u like it honey x


Seokjin:

“And what will your lady be having to drink, Sir?”

If looks could kill, that waiter would be lying in a crumpled heap on the floor.

“No, not my lady - my man. That’s my boyfriend. And he’ll be having the same as me, thank you.”

Seokjin wouldn’t tell you what happened when you got back from the men’s room, not wanting to ruin the mood for the night.

Originally posted by bambamisaboomyinmypants

Yoongi/Suga:

He’d be a bit pissed, but as long as the person wasn’t being an ass, and as long as they apologised - Yoongi wouldn’t make a big deal out of it. Afterwards, he’d ask if you were alright and he’d remind you of just how handsome you were, even if a stranger couldn’t see it.

Originally posted by jeonbase

Hoseok/J-Hope:

“Can I help you, miss?” the store assistant spat with attitude.

“Actually, It’s mister. I’m a guy.” you replied, holding Hoseok’s hand tighter.

“You don’t look like a guy.” She snorted, putting a hand on her hip.

“Excuse me, if I may,” Hoseok would step in, “if he says he’s a guy, he’s a guy. You don’t get to decide. So shut the fuck up. We’ll be leaving now. Oh, and expect an angry customer service review.”


Originally posted by yourpinkpill

Namjoon/Rap Monster:

He’d be torn with what to do, especially if you were misgendered on purpose. Namjoon would really want to just let that dick head know a piece of his mind (and introduce them to his fist), but he knew that wouldn’t help anyone in this situation. 

He would leave it up to you if you wanted him to correct them, or if you wanted to do it yourself - but no matter your decision, he wouldn’t be able to stop himself from giving the person a dirty look.

Originally posted by ksjknj

Jimin:

He’d try so hard not to get angry and cause a scene, as that would make things worse, for obvious reasons. Jimin would keep a straight face and he would speak up before you could, especially if you were insecure about your voice.

“Actually, he’s a guy. Please don’t use “M’am”. Thank you.”

Originally posted by ciutae

Taehyung/V:

“What are they saying? You don’t look like a girl…. don’t listen to them, baby. They don’t know what they’re talking about.”

Originally posted by toughchim


Jungkook:

Jungkookie would get really confused. He only ever saw you as a guy - his handsome and sweet baby. If this was the first time he was there while someone misgendered you, he’d wait quietly while you corrected them.

He’d probably be a bit too shy to address what happened, but would quietly comfort you by squeezing your hand that little bit tighter, holding you closer to him and giving you kisses whenever possible.

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

- angus  ♡ ♡ ♡

Let's Talk About he Angry Birds Movie

So, i get that probably not many people went to see it because “oh it’s just marketing for more games” and “they’re milking success” and blah blah blah.

BUT. here are a few reasons why this is a good movie:

1. There is a same-sex couple at the beginning of the film. When Red (the main character) mistakes a flirtatious look from three female birds, it was actually only one that ended up walking away with the other male bird. The other two females stood up and held hands, walking away together lovingly.

EDIT: just found out there is actually a SECOND lesbian couple in the movie, who live together and are expecting a hatchling!

2. Chuck (the yellow one) is bisexual, there’s no argument about it. He fantasied about Mighty Eagle’s (male) butt, kissed Red as a goodbye, spit swapped (and swallowed it) with a male bird for no apparent reason, along with general flirtatious behavior towards male birds. He also showed interest towards females, claiming they could “replace” the eggs that were stolen and volunteering to be the father.

3. Bomb also shows and interest towards males, almost exclusively actually, and shows a lot of self doubt before overcoming it.

4. Red is extremely sarcastic and it’s awesome.

5. The animation is FANTASTIC. I mean WHOA. The water and feather detail is incredible.

6. Tons of adult jokes

7. Matilda showing that anger isn’t always obvious and anyone can struggle with it but conceal it on a daily basis.

8. Red wants a family (and children) /badly/, but he doesn’t have to get them in the movie to end up happy.

The movie is a little cheesy, granted, and there’s an unsettling amount of country music at one point. However, it was excellent in having a diverse cast, good humor, and an ending that shows even grumpy people deserve to be happy.

u knwo what baffles me. people who pick up a jrpg. like the shit is entirely known for being long, typically story-driven games. they pick up these games and then will write a review angry it was 90% cut scenes/long dialogue/”who plays games for this much story”

u played urself

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Feel You In These Walls
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: @alpha-exodus | Word Count: 6.8k | Rating: M

Summary: Just this once, Harry thinks. Just this once, they’ll kiss, they’ll have sex, and then it’ll be over.Draco hadn’t expected more than that either. But then it happens again, again, and neither of them had anticipated having feelings involved - but then they’ve never been able to keep anything casual, have they?

Review: Whoop angry floor sex! Um yes also great characters and wow, the emotions were incredibly palpable and almost transporting.

Harry and Draco are rebuilding parts of Hogwarts together, and of course, there’s a visceral ball of tension between them. And there’s so much that just isn’t being said and being downplayed - lust, vulnerability, hurt. But they’re there, and are cause for all of their actions and reactions, almost as though as a reflex they resort to movement rather than words because they don’t know how to else to cross that barrier.

Spoiler! : There’s a slightly open ending, but personally it didn’t bother me? Because I felt as though the entire story revolved around the inevitability of their relationship, about being constants.

Content/Warnings: None

Mood Music: Powerful - Major Lazer ft. Ellie Goulding, Tarrus Riley

Angry Girl Review: Eleanor and Park

One time in college I turned in an essay and my professor underlined a sentence I’d written and told me it wasn’t the appropriate register for a university essay and I have crazy respect for her so I tailored my papers for the rest of the semester but this isn’t a university essay so I’ll start off with

WHAT

THE FUCK

WAS THAT

Let’s start with the most glaringly obvious: the racism! 

The sad thing is that half these descriptions are obviously supposed to be flattering except they’re… not… 

Wow ninjas and East Asia what a novel concept wow 

Wow because East Asian men aren’t emasculated in American media at all

THIS KIND OF SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

by the way this is so very Memoirs of a Geisha-y because Park happens to be a half-Korean kid who LOOKS more Asian than his brother

But Park has green eyes!!!!! so magical!!!! So EXOTIC!!! Also “almond-flavored” please that’s not the most cliched description for Asian eyes in the book

Here have some more grossness around those oh-so-exotic “Asian” eyes

Please let that sink in for a moment. Like Ming the Merciless. Who, as you might know from the Flash Gordon comic, was originally introduced in 1934 and is a pretty clear stand-in for, uh… yellow peril. upon googling, looks like this:

Sooo…. yeah.

But then Park has a couple of self-hating moments where he of course implies that Asian women have it easier:

“White guys think they’re exotic”. And that is flattering why, Park? “Exotic”, really? And Eleanor isn’t exactly doing a great job of not contributing to this harmful mentality when she explicitly thinks that he’s “prettier than any girl”. Again:

But then!!! Eleanor makes it all better!!! By saying this!! In the middle of a STEAMY LOVE SCENE!!!! (which by the way neither steamy nor lovely just creeped me out a lot because of the following passage):

This Othering, this fetishization, does not stop through the entire book. Finally, we get towards the end: 

So no, Eleanor never gets over Othering her boyfriend.

Wait hold on Asian women don’t get a pass either, as Park’s mom is painted as the oppressive parent who doesn’t like “weird white girls”, but according to Eleanor…

 

“his” Dainty China person because of course Park’s mom isn’t a person, but a literal object to be moved and shifted according to the whim’s of Park’s dad, a Korean war vet. 

Here have some more bad stereotyping of Asian women as “thin pretty and petite” and Eleanor’s own self-hatred and fat-shaming:

Black women aren’t exempt from being props to uphold Eleanor either. Her two “friends” at school (I say “friends” in quotes because they don’t really comment on anything except how cute Park is and they all make fun of those OTHER nasty white girls in gym class together), oh, and Rainbow Rowell writes them like this:

“It was an honor that they’d let her into their club”…the “you’re not like THOSE white people club???" 

"I got a man”, REALLY??? 

Park’s “Asian”-ness As Other and He Could Have Been Edward Cullen, What is the Goddamn Difference

I would have felt better if Rainbow Rowell had written Park as a vampire or a werewolf or some other inhuman creature, the stuff of teen girl YA fantasy because a) vampires and werewolves don’t actually exist and therefore you can write them any way you want, albiet cliched, whatever–at least you’re not contributing to some very harmful societal stereotypes. 

Park, as you can see from the previous citations, is written out to be this “edgy” indie boy who wears eyeliner and listens to the Smiths (which wow I rolled my eyes at) and is also a loner at school in and his edginess and “magic” make him stand out in much the same way a vampire or a werewolf or otherwise nonhuman creature would. These descriptions of Park really made me think of Twilight and no, not because they are things that “normal” teen girls say or think but because we’ve seen this archetype of, for lack of better word, “magical boy” that comes barging into sad-manic-pixie-dream-girl’s-but-not-like-the-other-girls’-life and sweeps her off her feet:

How artsy, edgy, and NOT PREPPY, he wears all black.

Who else had a face “like a chiseled marble statue in its perfection”? (psst, it was Edward Cullen)

who else was described as “godlike” “angelic” and all that crap? Vampire boy Edward Cullen. Louis and Lestat and Claudia, all of our favorite too-gorgeous-to-be-real fairytale creatures.

But when you use those kinds of descriptors for a character who is very visibly POC and then give them an uncommon feature like ~green eyes~, do they not become a kind of mythical creature in, the stuff of exotic fantasy? Do they then become dehumanized and not real, only the kind of boyfriend a girl can aspire to get?

The answer, of course, is yes. But dreaming about dating a vampire or a werewolf is so very different and again does not carry the same weight as being hellbent on dating a ~perfect Asian boy~. Because at this point it is not about Park. This is not Park’s story, even though he shares half the title. This is Eleanor’s story, the manic pixie “not like the other girls” girl, with her crazy red hair and her weird clothes and her desire to get away from it all. 

Eleanor’s entire story is painted on a canvas of abuse and neglect and sadness, so of course she needs some magical boy to literally swoop in and save her– at the end, Park takes her to Minnesota where her uncle lives, away from the safety of her stepfather who is out for her blood. Eleanor is the most precious person in the world to Park, so much that he doesn’t care about his family anymore and the only person he cares about is her. How the hell is that any kind of healthy way to have a relationship?

Park’s Asian-ness is only brought up in the context that it is different to what Eleanor is used to, that it is EXOTIC and MAGICAL and because of that she likes him. No, but it’s in the text, where Eleanor openly admits to fetishizing:

I didn’t end up CARING about Eleanor’s family situation at all. Her relationship with her mother was completely one-dimensional, as was the relationship with her siblings and her stepfather. It was almost as though the backstory was there to make Eleanor more sympathetic to the reader, which as a reader I didn’t end up buying because there was literally no depth to any of it.

Similarly, Park’s relationship with his parents is weird and disturbing and also one-sided. His mom speaks broken English and is demure but madly in love with his dad, who, need I remind you, “liberated” her from her oppressive country. Miss Saigon, anyone? Park’s dad is typical American machismo, a simple kinda guy, but at heart a good one. I feel like the PARENTS’ relationship was something I was more interested in than Eleanor or Park, had it not been written like a weird yellow-fever wet dream, where the white dude comes home and just makes out with the Asian woman all the time and she stays home and tends to their perfect house and their perfect family. 

Rainbow Rowell has explicitly stated in an interview that one of her inspirations for writing Eleanor and Park and for making Park Korean was that her father had been in the Korean War:

1. My father served in Korea, in the Army.

This is probably the most obvious explanation.

My parents separated when I was in the second grade, and I never knew my dad that well. I didn’t grow up with him around. But I remember being fascinated by the fact that he was in the military – and stationed in a place where there had been an actual war, even though he was there decades after the worst of it.

There was this photo of him, in uniform, hanging over my grandmother’s coffee table – an unrecognizable teenager with short hair and tiny wire-rimmed glasses.

Every once in a while, if he’d had a few drinks, my dad would talk about the Army. How he signed up at 17 to avoid getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. The Army wouldn’t send a 17-year-old to Vietnam, he said. (I have no idea if this, or much else my dad told me, is true.)

He was especially proud of having protested the Vietnam War while he was in Korea. There was a clipping from a military newspaper with photos of the protest. I was 12 or 13 when he showed me this, and I definitely didn’t get it.

Over the years, I’ve had people tell me I must be confused about my dad, that there weren’t Americans soldiers left in Korea in the ‘70s. But there are still American soldiers in South Korea. We never left.

Anyway, the other thing my dad would talk about, every once in a while, was a girl he’d known in Korea. My mom says he carried this Korean girl’s photo in his wallet for years after he came home. He’d been in love with her; my mom thought he still was.

I used to wonder about that girl. About how he met her. Whether she spoke English. Whether she was his age. Whether it was some secret love affair, or something her friends and family knew about … What if she was his soulmate?

What if fate and circumstance and the U.S. government had come together to deliver my father across the continents to his soulmate – and he just left her there.

He could have stayed, I thought. He could have brought her back. Omaha is a military town; people bring wives and husbands back from all over.

I remember being so angry with him. First for leaving the person he was meant to be with; then for leaving my mom, the person he wasn’t meant to be with; and then for leaving all my brothers and sisters and me in his wake.

So … in Eleanor & Park, Park’s dad gets sent to Korea because his brother has died in combat in Vietnam. He meets his soulmate there. And he brings her home. 

He “liberates” her. And puts her in his pocket like a China Doll, right?

These were only a few selections out of the many, many in the novel. Over and over again we’re slammed in the face with the fact that Park is Asian, he’s half-Korean, but only in the way he looks and almost always in the context of his relationship with Eleanor, never by himself. Half the book is supposedly written from Park’s perspective but he never really introspects on his identity except during that scene when he’s with Eleanor, bitter that there aren’t any “hot Asian guys.” Not even Asian AMERICAN, just “Asian”. As though the author were not aware of the hybrid culture that exists in the country–maybe because Park’s “the only Korean in Omaha?”

What first love story is there to tell? They start off hating each other and he makes her a mixtape and asks if she listens to the Smiths, and given that this book came out after Five Hundred Days of Summer… 

I’m not sure what the point of the book was. To make people want hot Asian boyfriends?

This read like bad Tamora Pierce Circle of Magic Trisana Chandler/Briar Moss AU fic.

Angry Joe becomes king of Sweden when former king rescinds the throne after watching “Metal Gear Solid V: TPP Angry Review”

[Translated from English to Swedish and back to English]

“After being constantly urged by my advisers for months to watch this video, I have to say I should have watched it sooner! One look at this man face and I knew he was the fated successor I’ve been looking for for so many years. As well as the fact that he gave one of my favorite games an outstanding nine out of ten, there was no doubt he would rule this land.”

[Translated from Angry Joe tongue to English]

“Wow, i was expecting to receive a more pompous notification of my new kingly authority, and there was little to no trumpets blasting in my name… I’m going to have to give this appointed honor an eight out of ten, I was greatly honored by this decision and the solid speech given by my man Carl, but too many teeny little mistakes made me bring my score down, better luck next time.”

Reports of Angry Joe’s monarchy are beginning to reach the ears of major world powers around the world, now only time will tell what will come out of all of this, more here

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And like it or not, more and more women are gamers, just like you and I. So instead of completely dismissing their concerns, maybe, just maybe, take a little more time to listen to what they feel, why they feel they’ve been mostly marginalized in games.

I look forward to games that take more time building their female personalities, rather than just using them as tools or helpers that throw you things, and you should too. Because frankly, that’s gonna lead to
far
more interesting stories, opportunities and new experiences.

And honestly, guys, we’re
always
gonna have our stripper mini-games and our princess-savers, so why not campaign alongside them to see more mature games rise for everyone else as well?

Video game reviewer Angry Joe giving his rant about the response to Anita Sarkeesian’s videos discussing female tropes in video games. [ x ]

anonymous asked:

i feel like you should speak more politely to ppl that read your stories even if they are hounding for an update. and you could always ignore them instead big swearing and cussing. not trying to be rude or anyhthing

1) “big swearing and cussing” ??????? i swore twice in that post. twice. and one of them wasn’t even that big of a swear word. what even.

2) why wouldn’t i be allowed to speak this way when people take my writing for granted and are literally getting this for free???? im not getting paid for this??? this is not a job??? plus, i was just venting on my blog????? im not actually speaking TO the people doing this?????? i would confront them but they’re always anonymous on FF

3) i literally get nothing out of this except experience in writing and maybe some validation if people are feeling kind enough to give some thoughtful reviews, so why should i be “polite” (i fail to see how i was even really impolite in that post) to people who don’t respect the fact that I have a life, that my job is not fanfiction—people who take me 1000% for granted? they’re demanding faster updates because they’re impatient and can’t wait on something that is literally nothing more than entertainment. 

4) i ignore reviews asking for updates on the near daily, but when one acts as entitled as that reviewer i’d talked about in the tags, i can’t ignore it. and maybe you don’t understand that cause you’re obviously not a writer, but that kind of crap is super offensive.

5) TO REITERATE, MY JOB IS NOT FANFICTION. I DON’T OWE ANYTHING TO MY READERS. if you’re polite to me, i’m polite to you. but if you’re acting entitled, don’t be surprised that i get angry. plus, you’re forgetting, reviews are MEANT to be seen. that person wanted me to see it, react to it. they were guilt tripping me into updating faster. it would be just like someone walking behind you in the street, poking you, and then asking you to walk faster when they could have very well just sidestepped and said nothing at all.

so really, anon, no use in trying to make me feel bad about the way that i acted, i believe im entirely justified.

take care.

Fic I’m writing: Academia AU where Kenobi and Maul are in the same field and fucking hate each other. When you look up Kenobi in jstor you find his awesome publications and when you look up Maul you find all his angry reviews of Kenobi’s publications. Maul owns all of Kenobi’s books and has marred them with nasty commentaries and angry notes. Sometimes they see each other at symposiums and bicker. They’ve made out once before out of sheer hate.

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Look who came back! I’m starting a collection. I love that this person is apparently actually reading the stories just to leave angry reviews about Regina lmfao. What kind of masochist self-loathing is that!? I wonder how many I’ll get. Do you think they’ll go through my entire list of works!? One can only hope! Can’t buy this kind of entertainment!