*starts 3 text conversations*
*watches 24 youtube videos*
*reads 4 fan fictions*
*watches scary documentary about a serial killer*
*stays up and is scared af because of the documentary*
*finally falls asleep at like 3:30 am*
It’s becoming increasingly clear that ‘Stonewall’ does no justice to Stonewall. No one’s claiming you can get all of LGBT history from one film, of course, but if you did want a crash course in queer history on film — whether through fictional narrative, documentary form or mixed-genre — then there are a few films that can jumpstart your education.
I’m not so great with words so heres a list of stuff about me; -I’m really into art, lots of different kinds -Mandala art is really cool I like doing henna -Collect postcards -Living in a pretty small town studying A levels -Really into psychology and philosophy and just human behaviour -Documentary enthusiast -I’ll read just about anything poetry, fiction, non fiction -Pretty varied music taste but rock and alternative would be my favourite I’ve always thought it would be cool to have a pen pal and send little gifts and cute snail mail, but it’d be cool to message or email aswell, no preferences really just someone who likes to talk.
Well since I’ve been talking about it, I figure I might as well share about my film on here! For my senior thesis film, I’m doing a historical fiction documentary on The Emu War of 1932 from the perspective of Emette, the granddaughter of one of the emus who fought in the war. She’s telling it as a family history project in her class, and it’s been a joy to work on the film!
@martisilent has been helping me out as an animator on this project and it’s been going amazingly, but we still have a lot of work to do before it’s ready for the senior film showcase, or for short film festivals! At some point we’ll be launching a GoFundMe page for the film, but for now, here’s some teaser art. Hope you’re all having a good last week of March!
“The reason I like this film is that even I, the filmmaker, get confused as to which parts were fiction and which documentary. It’s as if the film doesn’t belong to me, as if it had made itself; the main character was so strong, it was I who was being told what should be done. And when I saw the film, I realised it was not an artificial creation, but different; it increased my responsibility as a filmmaker. Cinema is no longer the panoramic experience it once was, with big budgets; cinema is -or ought to be- about analysing individual human experience, and how you can find yourself within that subjectivity. After making this film, I realised how I could identify with each of the characters, and how much of myself was in them.”
– Abbas Kiarostami, Close-Up (Nema-ye Nazdik 1990)
...jurassic park is... unrealistic? It's not a documentary? It's FICTIONAL? That's... I never realised... that it was fiction and... thus, unrealistic... and not 100% scientifically accurate... this has shaken my worldview... /sarcasm
Jurassic Park is a 100% realistic and accurate depiction of The Hubris of Man and How Fucking Sick Dinosaurs Are
because i can’t believe it still needs to be said in fuckin 2017 but here we are.
liking, studying, blogging or appreciating a history subject doesn’t mean you approve of it. yes i’m talking about nazism (though it can be applied to various other subjects as well).
y’all need to learn to make the differences between bloggers who are interested by the subject versus those who actually are either apologists of the nazi regime/ideology OR who endorse it. it would be appropriate to call the latter nazis. the former, no, not at all.
the third reich is literally one of the most studied history subject there is around. honestly look around, there is a lot of media centered around it, be it video games, movies, books or tv series. and theres even more non fiction books about it, documentaries, etc. it’s a huge part of history nowadays.
and guess what? there’s a reason why it’s so fascinating, why it’s so terrible and yet interesting. it’s big alright. now those reasons would honestly need a whole post dedicated to them, but they are legit.
i’ve seen people get iffy at the mention of “nazi aesthetics” but it’s actually a thing. fascism relies a lot on its aesthetics to draw people to it. german ww2 uniforms were haute couture. nazi imagery was well thought, had specific color schemes and palettes, was all constructed with aestheticism in mind. it’s part of it, it’s part of the whole fascist package. using the words ‘nazi aesthetic’ does not make you a nazi, it’s another facette of the study of fascism and more specifically nazism, which was even bigger on aesthetics.
now on to the whole blogging about the third reich thing. as i keep repeating, it is a big subject, for some reason people are drawn to it. there’s nothing wrong with studying it. in fact, we absolutely need people to study it, especially in those times where the right is rising again. history is important. history is problematic, and we study those problems.
if those bloggers you like to call nazis were actually certified historians, if they had a PhD in history, if they were searchers in history, would you still call them nazis? i mean, have you seen books about the Third Reich, written by specialists? they 100% reflect the nazi aesthetic, they have pictures of nazis in them. that’s just how history is. reblogging historical pictures of nazis doesn’t make you a nazi. have you seen documentaries? the notorious apocalypse documentaries use only ww2-era footage. what you do with this material does not make you a nazi, it’s the way you act vis-à-vis of this ideology and the knowledge. it honestly sucks that amateurs who only want to share and learn about a very rich historical subject get told they’re nazis, whether it is online or IRL (trust me, it happens a lot IRL as well. try reading any book about nazism, which often have a swastika on the cover, in the bus. get ready for some looks).
it’s about time we’re able to tell the difference.
Hello! Cid here. I’ve never written fanfiction before or published any writing online, so I’m new to this. If there is anything I could do to improve this, please tell me! This will continue to be a series, but I’m not sure about the upload schedule. There are not a lot of warnings in this chapter but this will develop into to some deeper parts of Alexander’s past in the next chapter, so please be careful! If you have any questions, don’t be scared to ask them!
Warnings: Minor swearing
It started with Alexander not checking the weather. The sky’s looked bad that afternoon but looked worse that evening. He wasn’t sure where John, Lafayette and Hercules were, because they were typically already by Alex’s side hours before thunder starts rolling. Alexander was currently sitting up in his bed, messy hair all over his face, tears brimming as he checks the weather on his phone. He decides that going to The Revolutionary Set Minus One’s dorm would be the best decision, seeing as the little do not disturb signal was next to the group chat. He didn’t really care though, so he sent the guys a quick ‘where are you didn’t you check the weather’ text and got out of bed.
Alexander picked up a black Twenty Øne Piløts T-shirt off the ground and put it on. It was a little big, going past his hips and ending about halfway down his red gym shorts. Alex picked up his phone and puts it in his shorts’ pocket, but doesn’t bother putting on shoes while he jog-runs down the hallway to Laf, John, and Herc’s dorm.
To Alexander’s horror, he arrives at the Revolutionary Set’s dorm and on the door, below a sign that reads ‘Revolutionary Set -Alex’, there’s a post it note that reads ‘Gone fishing for women’. That’s immensely ironic because John is gay as fuck and Lafayette and Hercules are practically married, even though they aren’t even dating….yet. Alex considers heading to his sisters’ dorms, and it seems like a good idea until he realizes he would have to walk outside, into the storm, to get to his sisters’ dorms so that’s a definite no. A loud crack of thunder draws Alex out of his stance in front of Revolutionary Set’s dorm and brings him back to reality. Before he knows it tears are dangerously close to spilling from his eyes and he sprints back to his dorm in fear of having memories resurface.
He rushes into his dorm room with a flurry, slamming the door shut and leaning against it to support himself, with tears still threatening to from his eyes, and notices that Jefferson, his dorm mate, was at his desk observing Alexander’s’ erratic behavior. He wasn’t there when Alexander left. How long did Alex stand in front of the Revo Set’s dorm? Alexander was creeped out for a second, but remembered that Jefferson and Alexander were unfortunately assigned the same dorm. They were Columbia’s well known arch rivals. Some say they hated each other out of jealousy, some say for challenge, and rumors go round that its sexual tension. ‘If they weren’t enemies they’d be lovers’. What kind of disgustingly cliche crap is that? Jefferson coughs to catch Alex’s attention, because at the moment, random space had preoccupied him. Before Alexander can explain himself for the commotion, Jefferson asks a very important question that neither of them can answer.
“Why aren’t you with the rest of the gremlins?” Alexander stopped and thought for a second, realizing that out of the year and a half he’s known Jefferson, and 6 months he’s lived with him, Jefferson has come to notice he spends storm days with the Revolutionary set.
“I-I actually-y honestly don’t know actually. They left-t a note saying-g that they went to go 'fish for women’”. Alex’s voice shook a bit due to the buzz of emotions. Alex prayed to everything good and holy, like Doritos, that Thomas didn’t notice the unsteady quality in his voice. It would make him seem weak and vulnerable. That’s the last thing Alex wanted an enemy to witness. He still stood in the awkward position of leaning against the door as if he was trying to keep someone out. Alex refused to make eye contact with Jefferson, who was still sitting on his magenta velvet covered sheets across the room. Alex expected Jefferson to not speak again, seeing as he got his answer, but Jefferson said something that Alex took the wrong way.
Alex paused for a moment. Of course Jefferson wouldn’t want to be around a sniveling crying mess like Hamilton. Alexander turned and started reaching for the door handle. “I g-get if you d-don’t want to deal with me. I-I’ll walk over to my sisters-” Once again, Jefferson had surprised Alex. When Alex had turned the doorknob halfway, someone’s hand met his shoulder. Alexander jumped a little at the contact, and turned sharply to see Jefferson standing behind him.
“No no you don’t have to do that. I’m just a little annoyed that your support group went to go get shit faced when they knew you would need them tonight. And I am NOT letting you walk in the rain.“ Thomas was smiling sweetly by now, giving Alexander a warm, fluttering feeling in his chest. Like butterflies. But don’t you only get butterflies around people you like though? And Alex didn’t like his pompous pringle of a roommate, even if he did have a flattering figure and an amazing face- wait a second.
Alexander decided to speak up after a few seconds of silence. “So what are we g-gonna do about-t i-it?” And as if on cue, more thunder rumbled a little bit louder this time, making Alex submit to water in his eyes, letting out a small whimper as the tears rolled down his face.
“Well I’m going to do this.” Jefferson scooped Alexander into his arms, bridal style. Alexander yet out an embarrassing squeak, surprised by being picked up.
“You’re a lot lighter than I expected to be, Hamilton. You need to eat sometimes.”
Jefferson easily strode over to Alex’s bed, and set Hamilton down carefully.
Alexander was reminded of his self hate towards his body, something he developed when he was still with Lee. Alex mumbled something, thinking Jefferson wouldn’t hear him.
“Charles likes- liked me when I’m when I’m skinny.”
Thomas was confused about this ‘Charles’ character, so he just said the first thing that came in his mind.
“Well, Charles sounds like a real dick.” This got a giggle out of Alexander, a small, but real one.
Thomas walked over to his own bed and got an idea. He scooped up his computer and crossed the room, back to Alexander’s bed.
“Can I sit next to you?” Jefferson asked Alex in a soft voice. Alex nodded his head, sat up, and moved over a bit to give Jefferson some space to sit. Jefferson plopped down on Hamilton’s bed, sitting on top of the covers.
“What kinda stuff do you like to watch? You seem like a horror and science fiction documentary kinda guy if I’ve ever seen one.” Jefferson was practically on the dot with that assumption. Alex loved creepy shows, most of them in the form of documentaries like the X-Files and Making A Murder. He decided he didn’t want anything real or scary at the moment, so Thomas started playing a random episode of parks and rec. They were watching the show peacefully until a crack of lightning illuminated the room in a ghostly white, and then a shocking boom of thunder trailing it afterwards.
Alex jumped and a sob escaped his lips, letting more tears flow. Thomas moved closer to Alexander until Alexander was almost sitting on his lap. Thomas leaned over the side of Alex’s bed and picked up a green fleece blanket from off the floor, and wrapped it around Alexander and himself. Alexander leaned into Thomas, probably aiming for the shoulder, but the height difference had other plans so he ended up leaning on the side of Thomas’ chest. Alexander thought that Jefferson was going to push him off, but instead Jefferson leaned into Hamilton right back and wrapped an arm around his middle. They sat like this for a good thirty minutes, and Thomas was wondering if Alexander was getting sleepy of if he was already asleep. His unspoken question was answered.
“The War of 1996″ - A United World News Special [source]
The world has changed, and so have we. See how far Earth has come since the War of 1996, in this special report from UWN.
always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the
event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on
an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of
Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the
planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and
unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can
bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE - In Theaters June 24, 2016
I’d expected running parts of the original film through a filter to make them look
like actual “footage” taken in 1996. I did not expect stock footage of actual world leaders repurposed into this alternate history.
Elokuva - movie Filmi - film
Traileri - trailer Elokuvateatteri - movie theater Projektori - projector Valkokangas - projection screen Lippu - ticket Virvoitusjuoma - soft drink Popcorn, “popkorni” - popcorn Karkki - candy Draamaelokuva - drama film Romanttinen elokuva - romance film Romanttinen komedia - romantic comedy Komediaelokuva - comedy film Tieteiselokuva - science fiction film Dokumenttielokuva - documentary film Fantasiaelokuva - fantasy film Kauhuelokuva - horror film Jännityselokuva, trilleri - thriller Toimintaelokuva - action film Seikkailuelokuva - adventure film Rikoselokuva - crime film Sotaelokuva - war film Historiallinen elokuva - historical film Elämänkertaelokuva - biographical film Lännenelokuva - Western film Lastenelokuva - children film Perhe-elokuva - family film Nuortenelokuva - teen film Eroottinen elokuva - erotic film Animaatioelokuva - animation film Anime - anime Mykkäelokuva - silent film Mustavalkoelokuva - black-and-white film Kolmiulotteinen elokuva - 3D film Klassikkoelokuva - classic film Tositapahtumiin perustuva elokuva - film based on actual events Kotimainen elokuva - domestic film Lyhytelokuva - short film Ohjaaja - director Käsikirjoittaja - screenwriter Tuottaja - producer Säveltäjä - composer Kuvaaja - cameraman Leikkaaja - editor Lavastaja - scenographer Juoni - plot Juonipaljastus - spoiler Näyttelijät - cast
Näyttelijä - actor, actress Pääosa - leading role
Elokuvatähti - movie star
Kohtaus - scene Hahmo - character Valmistusmaa - country of origin Tuotantoyhtiö - production company Ensi-ilta - premiere Kesto - running time, duration Alkuperäiskieli - original language Alkuperäinen nimi - original name Tekstitykset - subtitles Elokuvamusiikki - film score Soundtrack, ääniraita - soundtrack Arvostelu - review Kritiikki - criticism Palkinto - award, nomination Kamera - camera Erikoisefekti - special effect
Klaffi - clapperboard Juliste - poster Viihde - entertainment
Pidge: Really likes science fiction but also enjoys documentaries. Watches the occasional rom-com(mainly with Keith)
Lance: Loves comedy but also can get into really bad horror movies. He watched a few movies from Cuba when he was younger because of his family but had to use the subtitles.
Keith: Keith watches the most rom-coms out of the entire group(his guilty pleasure) but he also watches a lot of movie-musicals(Shiro heard him singing “All That Jazz” from Chicago and hasn’t seen Keith the same way since).
Shiro: Shiro cannot watch horror movies(he doesn’t like seeing people get hurt for the entertainment of viewers and it gives him bad flashbacks) but he does like fantasy movies and is a closeted Romance fan(he’s a secret Romantic).
Hunk: Hunk will watch anything. He’s down with rom-com, comedy, action, thriller, horror(but he will scream with no shame), adventure, etc. When he wants to relax, though, he’ll stick with the Food Network(his idol is, surprisingly enough, Gordon Ramsey and has a bone to pick with Guy Fieri).