animal in war

Call me an old crybaby: I’m still butt-hurt in the aftermath of RomanceGate. Yeah, yeah; I’m putting on my big girl panties and beginning to move past my utter dismay at Rian’s “no romantic centerpiece” remark in the Vanity Fair interview - at least enough to resume looking forward to The Last Jedi.

But here’s the other thing Rian said that bugs me: “I can’t speak to what Colin is doing [in IX].” Seriously? You don’t have a clue? Are the three directors operating in a vacuum? What does Kathleen Kennedy bring to the overarching vision for the sequels? What instructions are the directors receiving beyond “Have at it; it’s all yours; do as you wish”?

I’ve been looking forward to seeing VIII and IX advance very specific threads of the narrative JJ Abrams established in VII, particularly those relating to the bond between Kylo Ren and Rey - which JJ positioned with explicit romantic allusions that now we learn may or may not be brought to fruition by Rian or Colin. 

Different styles of directing? Absolutely fine. Zigging and zagging major storylines from one film to the next? Not so much - and I hope that’s not what Rian’s remark implies.

Until we’re assured that we’re not getting a choppy narrative mishmash in the sequels, I’ll continue to have a bad feeling about this.


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@sixpenceee , I recently fell in love o-o

Portuguese man-of-war :

A floating colonial coelenterate with a number of polyps and a conspicuous float. It bears long tentacles which are able to inflict painful stings and occurs chiefly in warm seas.

On Tuesday, Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, received the prestigious Dickin Medal, the highest military decoration awarded for valor in the UK. She’s the first American K9 to receive it. While serving, she led over 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and found over 40 explosives. She lost her leg when an IED detonated as she was searching for weapons. Thank you for your sacrifice, Lucca.

Songs that every fandom has at least one amv of:

  • I Will Not Bow by Breaking Benjamin
  • This Is War by 30 Seconds To Mars
  • High School Never Ends by Bowling For Soup
  • Bring Me To Life by Evanescence.
  • Gay or European from Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace
  • Tik Tok by Kesha
  • Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  • Monster by Skillet
  • Pretty much any Linkin Park song.
  • If You Were Gay from Avenue Q.
  • Every Disney song ever.