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Final Girl

The final girl is a trope in horror films (particularly slasher films). It refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story. The character in question tends to follow a certain set of characteristics.

horror game asks
  • outlast: would you rather lose your genitals or your fingers?
  • amnesia: something you'd like to forget?
  • silent hill: talk about a memory from your childhood
  • slender: do you believe in any cryptids/urban legends?
  • until dawn: favorite horror movie?
  • alien isolation: do you believe in aliens?
  • five nights at freddy's: the worst job you've ever had/a job you would hate to have
  • left 4 dead: how would you survive a zombie outbreak?
  • the evil within: one thing you like about yourself and one thing you don't like
  • soma: would you live forever if you could?
  • fatal frame: post a selfie
  • lucius: do you believe in god or the devil?
David 8, an adorable little cutie pie whose hobbies include:

- drawing
- singing creepily
- watching Lawrence of Arabia, fanboying over Lawrence of Arabia, imitating Lawrence of Arabia
- fanart of various life forms, some of them not yet existing
- kissing everybody, spreading love around the world
- walking barefoot because he’s such a nature lover
- being a proud papa
- feeding his children regularly
- taking good care of his babies
- marketing his babies everywhere
- giving humans helpful advice that eventually get them killed one way or another thus teaching them not to do stupid shit
- creepy smiles to show all the love in his heart
- poetry
- a bit of genocide on Tuesdays
- science / experiments
- being a dork

Those are just the few amiable traits of the cutie pie that is David 8. Feel free to add more, the list is infinite.

Originally posted by dailyaliens

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‘  you taught me the courage of the stars before you left. 
how
light carries on endlessly,  even after death.
with a
shortness of breath,  you explained the infinite. 
how
rare and beautiful it is to even exist. 

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Star Trek ongoing #43 - Eurydice, Part 1
(how to be a romantic dude vulcan style)

Ten Reasons We Want to Kick out the Dreamers

1. “Because someone who spends the first year of their life abroad and 20 years here has no real connection to the U.S.!”

2. “Because the Bible tells us to treat our neighbors like shit! Especially the least well off!”

3. “Because I have no use for the money Dreamers spend at my store!”

4. “Because pissing off the libtards is reason enough!”

5. “Because people born in other countries are evil!”

6. [Donald Trump] “It’s all about the rule of law! Now excuse me while I pardon Joe Arpaio!”

7. “Because like most evil aliens from Neptune, I thrive on the needless suffering of others!”

8. “Because by adding $400 billion to the economy, they’re leaching off the real Americans!”

9. “Because my voters frighten me.”

10. “It’s definitely not because most Dreamers are brown!”

Artist: Barry Deutsch

anonymous asked:

Is it canon that Lena actually hates aliens? I've seen that tossed around in a couple of recaps and I never got the vibe that she hated aliens at all. Apprehensive of them and their potential powers, sure. But hating them seems strongly like other the other Luthors that she's trying to distance herself from. That and she doesn't want to be judged so how could she justify judging the entire alien population, excluding Supergirl?

Well let’s start off by tackling whether or not being “Apprehensive of them and their potential powers” is just common sense… or if it’s xenophobia.

Because I think you’re right about Lena not “hating” aliens, but she certainly fears them.

Now, the situation in the show was clearly intended as a direct parallel to the immigration narrative going on in the states currently, but it has complicated the politics of the show from it’s intended mirroring of reality, because forcing muslims to tell you their religion for ‘your protection’ is obviously wrong, but if they had powers?

And it’s true that many aliens have great abilities that humans do not have, that could easily hurt people. 

(Who knows what the percentage is, as most of the aliens we encounter on the show cause problems by necessity of the plot, but we know that aliens who can harm and who do harm exist.)

…But in America, people are also legally allowed to carry concealed weapons.

Someone could pull out a gun and kill you in a second. Or a knife. Another could be a black belt and easily able to over power you without a weapon. Maybe another knows ten ways to kill you right now because they’re obsessed with some edgy™ documentaries.

Who knows?

The people all around us have capabilities to harm us that we cannot see or know.

That, in reality, we rarely even think about.

But when it comes to people that look or behave differently from us it’s suddenly our biggest concern.

Essentially, there’s an issue when we start identifying those who have the capacity to harm us with those who are “other” than us.

Because Johnny Whiteman down the street owns a rifle and that’s his business but Xoun’gof’s skin turns purple and get’s spikey when he eats something he likes so we’re gonna have to know everything about that right away.

I mean… it’s pretty safe to assume that if you need a device that tells you when someone is an alien, that you think of aliens as dangerous. 

And that’s like… pretty xenophobic. 

“But Aliens are dangerous! They have all these fantastical destructive powers!”

But that’s not what makes someone dangerous

What makes someone dangerous is not only ability, but the want to do harm.

So an alien could easily blow up a mall.

Lena could, too, probably. With her money and intellect and the circles that she has connections to, she could easily pull it off.

But are we afraid that she’s going to do that? Nah.

If she met another human who theoretically had that same capability, would she fear them? Probably not.

But if she met an alien who had that capability…

It’s about trust. And when you specifically don’t trust those who are foreign, it’s xenophobic. 

And the only reason Lena wants to know and wants others to know who is an alien and who isn’t (as demonstrated by her creation of the alien detection device) is because she doesn’t trust aliens specifically.

So… that’s xenophobic. 

Plus, there are some other things shown in the way she talks about her alien detection device that suggests a very… other-ing view on aliens.

“Not truly one of them” suggests something different and darker than “has abilities humans don’t have.”

Pictured: Kara looking at a device that would reveal she “isn’t actually one of them.”

And after she successfully passes Lena’s Human™ test:

And I don’t know about you guys but to me this reads differently than “Golly gee, someone almost found out that I’m Supergirl!”

This feels like “Someone almost found out I’m different.

And it’s in response to Lena’s obvious belief that aliens are not only dangerous, but inherently not one of her kind.

Now, in the later couch scene, they bring it back around to just being about dangerous people and protecting yourself and drop the “not one of us” talk. And Kara is experiencing and giving into her own biases about other aliens at this point (which A. she Learns Is Wrong by the end of the episode and B. are based on her view of Daxamites, a view which turned out to be surprisingly valid considering they were literal slave owners…)

They also make it about Lena’s general distrust of people because of her experiences with Lex. 

But that doesn’t erase the shady language she used earlier, or the fact that she isn’t just acting like “some people are just bad”, she’s putting something out there specifically against aliens- even if Kara is in Empathy Mode™ and is trying to understand Lena’s point of view.

“But hating them seems strongly like other the other Luthors that she’s trying to distance herself from.”

This is very true. But at the beginning of the season, the only obvious Luthor Hate™ that Lena was trying to avoid was against the Supers.

In fact, when Lena tells Kara of the alien detection device, she goes as far as to say she’s doing it “for the good of the world”. 

So obviously she doesn’t see the issues with it (I mean, it literally could put aliens at physical risk because humans are scary and violent) or see how her view of aliens would then coincide with the rest of her family. 

And seeing as Lillian’s hatred of aliens surged when Superman imprisoned Lex and ‘drove him mad’ (gathered from Lillian mentioning what happened to Lex every time she did something evil against aliens), I wouldn’t be surprised if xenophobia was fairly new to the Luthors, or if it was just low-key enough for Lena to not realize what it was.

But weirdly luckily for Lena, Lillian got a lot more intense about her xenophobia.

Throughout the rest of the season, Lillian drew some very obvious lines between right and wrong regarding aliens.

Lillian became a danger to aliens, rather than the other way around. And Lillian’s knowledge of who was an alien (via the registry) was what allowed her to attack them.

Since Lena’s stance has been firmly against her mother at every turn, and since her mother’s actions mirror the ideas behind the device, it would follow that her evaluation of the alien detection device may have shifted.

But then there’s her reaction to Rhea being an alien, which was… not positive…

She read Rhea’s act of not revealing that she’s an alien to a virtual stranger as a betrayal which means she still thinks she has a right to the information and that she thinks the information is important for her to know.

But there’s also the factor of Lena feeling like she, personally needs to be trusted or they must think she’s like her mother, which Rhea ultimately played off of.

So because of Lena’s issues, it’s kind of like… a friend feeling betrayed that you didn’t tell them that you’re gay because they think that means you don’t trust them, vs someone expecting you to tell them that you’re gay when you first meet.

Neither are right, but the one is more a warped feeling of personal betrayal than a political view.

And when Lena realizes “oh, my mom would hate her for hiding that she’s an alien,” she reevaluates things.

Hell, she even calls Kara to ask her opinion, because she’s been shifting more and more to Kara’s worldview over the course of these months.

If Lillian where not to stray by the moral compass, then Kara is true north.

Now, by the end of it all, when Rhea turns out to have been lying to Lena, and when an alien race is threatening the planet, Lena still doesn’t side with her mother.

She sees these Daxamites as a specific threat and seeks to get rid of them, but she doesn’t denounce all aliens and knows even that there are non-evil Daxamites, Kara’s boyfriend.

So perhaps she’s working through any xenophobia her family trickled in as she grew up and overcoming even the more insidious and hidden parts of it. 

There’s a definite progression from the scene I picked apart above and the end of the season re: Lena’s relationship to aliens.

But there’s no way to know for sure until we again see how she views aliens she doesn’t know personally. Until we see if she thinks it’s more important to have humans know who is an alien than to keep aliens safe from persecution. Until we see how she reacts to Kara secretly being an alien.

  • Kim: Alright, yes, I want to date [looks at Trini]
  • Trini: [blushes]
  • Kim: And shop and hang out
  • Kim: And go to school
  • Kim: And save the world from evil aliens
  • Kim: You know, I want to do girly stuff
  • Trini: Like kick Zack's ass?
  • Kim: Yes.
Stop aliens are evil tropessss

I firmly believe that any species that looks upwards and sees the stars and is filled with wonder and curiosity can’t all be evil.

You assume bug and lizard aliens must be out to conquer other planets.

But look at our piece of shit imperialist species, our asses have barely scraped space.

Our corporate assholes are so tightly clenched that we’ll never waddle out too far.

I swear, the urge to dominate and conquer will never get us off this fucking planet.

Our mega businesses don’t care about seeing beyond their financial gains and exploitation of their fellow beings. They’re JUST thinking about being rich. They can’t see BEYOND the fact that money is a concept and a symbol, an element the same as any other, and look and see a whole universe out there.

They don’t see their own species as their people. They see them as disposable.

And I don’t think a species that only wants to dominate can go to space, I really don’t.

Think about the resources it takes to get to space.

You NEED social cohesion for that.

You COULD enslave or dominate your own people for that goal, I guess, but I again return to the point that it’s difficult for people to look up when they’re too busy looking down on their fellows.

Delusions of grandeur aside, even an asshole would have a hard time NOT being excited to meet another species.

We keep assuming aliens will be hostile but stop it. That’s geocentric.

Any species that’s out there might not be hostile.

No matter what they look like, if they’ve acquired space travel, then who knows? Maybe. JUST MAYBE. They’re really interested in SPACE. They’re SCIENTISTS.

They might be CURIOUS first and foremost about us.

I don’t get why Stephen Hawking, smartest man in the world or whatever, says aliens will automatically be evil and imperialist and want to take over our resources because it’s only “logical.”

Stephen I may not be an expert or anything close, and I may not be as smart as you or anything close.

But how many aliens have you met? You don’t KNOW they have a culture like ours.

Full of the absolute assholish desire to claim every patch of rock they find.

Space is fucking huge. Even if they were looking for resources, maybe they would see we need ours and they would just go looking for another uninhabited planet.

The point is.

I’m tired of aliens as imperialist enemy themes.

I get that it’s fun to make anything other than humans out to be the “ugly enemy” but this is some bullshit right here.

You just naturally ASSUME that capitalism exists everywhere. That every species must live under a rigid hierarchy of the rich and powerful over the poor. That every species follows our system of domination.

Get off with it.

My Top 11 Favorite Horror Films

Other Lists:
Top 11 Favorite Vampire Films / Top 11 Favorite Zombie Films / Top 11 Favorite Horror TV Shows

In honor of Halloween, I’ll be posting weekly Top 11 lists related to the holiday. I’ve been a fan of horror movies since I was eight years old, when I saw Scream for the first time. I snuck into my grandparents living room while they were watching it one night and, while it scared the crap out of me, I was fascinated. From there, my mom and I began a tradition of going to Blockbuster and picking up the newest horror movie every week. I’ve seen a lot of horror movies since then, so this was a difficult list to narrow down. I ended up going with the movies that I’ve watched the most and never get tired of. Happy Halloween!! 

1. Alien (1979)

2. The Thing (1982)

3. 28 Days Later (2002)

4. Event Horizon (1997)

5. Resident Evil (2002)

6. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

8. Scream (1996)

9. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

10. Urban Legend (1998)

11. The House on Haunted Hill (1999)

The camera shows Bucky and Paul Hollywood facing eachother across Bucky’s bench with identical poses, arms crossed over their chests, equally menacing glares directed at eachother in some sort of Baking Stand Off. As Paul starts to lift an eyebrow in an obviously daring manner Bucky raises his own eyebrow parroting his nemesis, otherwise not moving a muscle neither to breathe nor blink. Out-stonewalled Paul is the first to break form. Obviously annoyed he turns away thrusting his arm out at the last second to snatch a piece of chocolate from Bucky’s bench. Bucky lunges across the counter to stop the chocolate thief but Paul swings his hip away and darts off screen. Bucky looks at the camera and growls. The camera shakily moves away and they cut to the next scene.

Mel comments, “Watch it Paul, the Sarge never misses.”

The Holtzmann-Rogers Plan of Action    

by @krycek-asks

Ghostbusters! And the Great British Bake Off! And Shrinkyclinks! This fic is amazing, cute and charming. I laughed so much and @krycek-asks is a delight for keeping up with me and my constant awfulness. Go read it, it’s perfect!

And you know, how there are these amazing GBBO Illustration in every episode showing the contestant’s creations? Yeah well, it was always my dream to make them. So… if you ever need a new artist: consider this my application, GBBO team :D

comic-book-reider  asked:

Could you please write a quick one shot of spy! Au Lance with inquisitive kids? If not I totally get it, I just work with kids and they are just something else when it comes to people who don't fit the "standard"

I know I usually say I won’t write anything for the spy au, but I’ll write a little something for it.
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It wasn’t uncommon for his mother to call him, especially since he got back from fighting in space. Whenever he’s on Earth, she always calls him and asks him to come over. A lot of the times, it’s usually a party that the whole family will come. So when his mother called, he didn’t think anything of it.

“Hey mom.”

“Hi sweetie! How was space?”

Lance chuckles “same as always mom, limitless and full of life.”

“I’m glad that you’re back home. If you don’t mind, could you come over and watch the little ones for the day? I know that you might be busy but-”

“It’s okay mom, I don’t mind watching my little nephews and nieces, I’ll be over in a bit.”

“Oh thank you Lance! It means so much to me! And I know the kids will be excited to see you!”

They tell each other good bye, and Lance heads out to get to his mothers house.

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When he said that he would watch the kids, he didn’t realize it would mean his nieces and nephews AND their friends. It wasn’t that he couldn’t handle it, he’s handled a lot worse than this, but it can get a little crazy when there’s a lot of kids. It’s like they feed off of each other’s energy and it makes them do half-baked ideas that can get them in trouble.

It wasn’t until one of the kids thought that it would be a good idea to start a water war in the house and drenched Lance with a bucket of water that He finally put his foot down and put all the kids into separate corners for time out.

“You guys are going to think about what you did and why it was wrong. You can come out of time out in 15 minutes and then you’re going to help me clean up.”

A unison of “yes mister Lance” from the kids lets him know that he’s been heard. He gives a definitive nod and starts to walk into the laundry room and takes his soaked shirt off, his back to the living room where the kids are. He grabs as many clean towels as he can from the dryer and heads into the living room, placing them on the coffee table.
“Uncle Lance?” Lance looks up to see one of his nieces look at him with a mix of confusion and curiosity. “What’s that on your back?”

Lance’s eyes go wide, realizing that he didn’t put on a clean shirt. That he just showed his spine to all of these little kids. He’s done his absolute best to keep the kids from finding out about his back, and even about his arm, worried of scaring them.

“Um…..w-well…..” Lance stammers out, unsure of what to tell her exactly. He looks around and sees that he has all of the children’s attention, waiting for his answer as to why he has a metal spine.

“I……it’s hard to explain……”

It seems that any idea of time out was quickly thrown out the window as all the kids gather around the coffee table, still waiting for the story about his spine.

“Let’s just say that…..while I was fighting evil aliens in space, I lost something really important and hey had to replace it. That’s what’s on my back.”

Questions come at him a mile a minute, asking him what he lost, how did he lose it, and on and on. Every one of the kids asking more and more questions, completely interested in something that Lance still silently hates from time to time. He can’t handle all of the questions though, all of it becoming too much for him. He runs into the laundry room and yanks out a shirt from one of the baskets and pulls it on, trying to hide as much of it as he can. But even then, the questions just keep replaying in his head, and with each question, the memories from then come to the for front of his mind. He curls in on himself, trying to keep from breaking down right then and there.

He doesn’t hear the laundry room door open. But he does feel little arms hugging him. first one set, then another and another. He looks up from his hands to find most of the children hugging him, a few of the others hanging back in the doorway.

“I’m sorry. We didn’t mean to make you cry.”

Cry? What was his nephew talking about? Lance touches his face to feel the wet streaks on his cheeks. Oh. He was crying. A numerous amount of apologies fill the little room as each kid hugs him a little tighter. Lance lets out a watery laugh.

“It’s okay. I’m sorry if I scared you guys, I’m just not comfortable talking about it too much.” Lance rubs one of his nieces heads, and with a quiet warning, Lance slowly stand back up and corrals the kids out of the tiny room.

“I understand that it’s very interesting when someone is…..different than normal, but you should always be considerate to them. Okay?”

A chorus of “okays” is his response, and with a smile he hands out the towels to each child.
“Okay. Now let’s get this place cleaned up.”

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I hope this is good. I’m not sure if this is what you were looking for, but I did my best.