films-you-should-watch

the signs as iconic 80's characters
  • aries: Alison (The Breakfast Club)
  • taurus: Gary Wallace (Weird Science)
  • gemini: Maverick (Top Gun)
  • cancer: Josh Baskin (Big)
  • leo: Marty McFly (Back To The Future)
  • virgo: Ray Stantz (Ghostbusters)
  • libra: Baby (Dirty Dancing)
  • scorpio: Andie Walsh (Pretty in Pink)
  • sagittarius: Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
  • capricorn: John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
  • aquarius: Duckie (Pretty in Pink)
  • pisces: Billy (St Elmo's Fire)

Upcoming: Lesbian Historical Drama, Shibden Hall

Next year in 8-parts; HBO, BBC One, and Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright will start filming a show based on “the first modern lesbian” aka Anne Lister. Based on her lifelong (all 4 million words of it) diary in which she wrote about dating, falling in love with women and actually marrying one!  

Lister, not only a landowner in the 19th-century when women were little more than property, but was an avid traveler, and outdoors person who enjoyed wearing masculine clothes. She was a learned scholar with practical know how for business. Basically, I could not be more excited for this show to air!

A list of gay serial killer recs for people going through Hannibal withdrawal

MY MOMENT HAS COME, at last I can unleash my gay serial killer fandom upon the world without it being (overly) creepy.

I should not have to tell you that a) none of these are Hannibal, because nothing is Hannibal, but b) Hannibal’s narrative is built on several of these narratives and their tropes of pairing the serial killer with a conflicted doppelganger who bonds with him in some way.

  • Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. The single #1 best example of this, and the one that comes closest to giving us Murder Husbands. Based on a novella by the one and only Patricia Highsmith. This film is one of my most favorite films ever and you should watch it a million times and glory in all Hitch’s parallelism and use of shadows and doubles to signify the way Guy and Bruno are soulmates in love. ALSO I’ve always thought Will bore a striking resemblance to Farley Granger in this film.
  • Cure. This is the Japanese film  by Kurosawa (the director of Kairo/Pulse). This film is gripping, subtextual, implicit, and IMO the most satisfying example of the films on this list. WATCH THIS FILM IT IS SO GOOD. (Also it’s on Hulu.) 
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley, based on another novel by Patricia Highsmith, who is probably reading the Hannigram tag on Tumblr from heaven and drinking heavily while weeping
  • Death Note. I would recommend watching the first season of the anime (you can stop after that) bc the anime knows which side its bread is buttered on, and that side is Light x L. If you read the (gorgeous) manga, you’ll know when to stop. (This is blasphemy to some DN fans who love the characters we meet after the Yoruba arc but I am not one of them and L x Light is all that sustained me. UNTIL NOW.) 
  • Cruising. Oh, friends, let me tell you about Cruising. It is directed by William Friedkin, he of The Exorcist and The French Connection, and it is a story about Al Pacino going undercover as a detective in the gay scene community of early 80s New York, where he visits bathhouses, participates in the hanky code, practices BDSM, and does poppers at gay clubs, ALL IN PURSUIT of catching a serial killer. It is an incredibly fascinating film that caused major boycotts and accusations of homophobia when it was released (in i think 1983?) and it was basically banned for over a decade as a result, at which point people kind of went “oh wow this is actually a great film.” It’s simultaneously a surprisingly sympathetic look at the gay community, filmed just before the AIDS epidemic and the end of bathhouse culture, and an incredibly homophobic one. OR IS IT? Al Pacino might be in the closet? He might be something else altogether? There are so many questions and mysteries and it’s such a good film and I love it. ALSO PACINO AS AN UNDERCOVER GAY BDSM PRACTITONER IN A WIFE BEATER HIGH ON POPPERS:
  • Rope. This is the only film on this list fandom ever seems to know/care about which I’ve always thought is a shame, because IMO it’s one of Hitchcock’s weakest films. But it does feature Farley Granger again, and it is based on the real story of gay serial killers Leopold and Loeb, so it’s dripping with a ton of rather wry subtext. But it would be a shame if you only watched Rope and not Strangers on a Train. Basically, if you’re looking for a vibe of ‘innocent man ensnared by a killer who fascinates him in ways he can’t seem to say no to, who’s gradually tempted to give into the bond between them,’ then you want Strangers on a Train or Cure. If you want ‘two potential sociopaths who aren’t sure whether they love or hate one another,’ then you want Rope or Talented Mr. Ripley. :)
  • The Watcher. This movie is hilarious because it is pretty clearly written by someone who wanted to write the most homoerotic movie ever written, but then it was given to actors who were clearly like UM WTF IS THIS, haha, so you have Keanu Reeves (as the serial killer) breathily telling James Spader he wants them to be together and James Spader going through the movie making horrified faces of revulsion, so the whole thing comes off as purely homophobic in this way that is KIND OF A HILARIOUS MUST-WACH??? Look YMMV vary but knowing where we come from only makes us appreciate Hannibal more. 
  • Poppy Z. Brite. You probably already know about Poppy Z Brite, but if you don’t, her entire writing career is basically a trajectory heading towards Exquisite Corpse, which is is a novel about two cannibalistic necro-loving gay serial killers in love, natch. Her novel Lost Souls, written when she was 19 and in the heyday of every teen’s vampire-loving goth fever dream, features two dudes who have an intensely homoerotic friendship and two more dudes who are incestuous gay vampires, so, you know, maybe take a look at that. (There’s also a connection with a later novel, Drawing Blood, which features explicitly queer characters and a bunch of other murdery supernatural-ish stuff.)  Last night kirstenthompson said to me Hannibal was the closest thing we could get to Bryan Fuller adapting Poppy Z Brite and I’m inclined to agree, haha.

[I’m gonna update this everytime I watch a good movie]

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1.       21


2.       500 Days of Summer


3.       Alice in Wonderland


4.       And Now for Something Completely Different


5.       August Rush


6.       Avatar


7.       Batman Begins


8.       Brave


9.       Bridge to Terabithia


10.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


11.   Charlie Bartlett


12.   Chronicle


13.   Crazy, Stupid Love


14.   Daydream Nation


15.   Dead Poets Society


16.   Death of a Superhero


17.   Donnie Darko


18.   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


19.   Fight Club


20.   Finding Forrester


21.   Finding Nemo


22.   Finding Neverland


23.   Forrest Gump


24.   Friends With Benefits


25.   Frozen


26.   Garden State


27.   Good Will Hunting


28.   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


29.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


30.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


31.   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


32.   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


33.   Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


34.   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


35.   Hook


36.   How to Train Your Dragon


37.   Howl’s Moving Castle


38.   Hugo


39.   In Time


40.   Inception


41.   Inkheart


42.   Instinct


43.   Into The Wild


44.   Iron Man


45.   Iron Man 2


46.   Iron Man 3


47.   It’s Kind of a Funny Story


48.   Jumper


49.   Kick-Ass


50.   Life of Pi


51.   Love Actually


52.   Monsters University


53.   Monsters, Inc.


54.   Monty Python’s Life of Brian


55.   Mr. Nobody


56.   My Neighbor Totoro


57.   Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


58.   Nowhere Boy


59.   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End


60.   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest


61.   Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


62.   Princess Mononoke


63.   Requiem for a Dream


64.   Rise of the Guardians


65.   School of Rock


66.   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


67.   Shall We Dance?


68.   Sherlock Holmes


69.   Shopaholic


70.   Shutter Island


71.   Simple Simon


72.   Spider-Man


73.   Spider-Man 2


74.   Spider-Man 3


75.   Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


76.   Spirited Away


77.   Star Trek: Into Darkness


78.   Summer Wars


79.   Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


80.   Tangled


81.   The Art of Getting By


82.   The Avengers


83.   The Book Thief


84.   The Breakfast Club


85.   The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


86.   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


87.   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


88.   The Dark Knight


89.   The Dark Knight Rises


90.   The Golden Compass


91.   The Hangover


92.   The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


93.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


94.   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


95.   The Hunger Games


96.   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


97.   The Incredibles


98.   The Interpreter


99.   The Intouchables


100. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


101. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


102. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


103.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


104.  The Perks of Being A Wallflower


105. The Prestige


106. The Thief Lord


107. The Time Traveler’s Wife


108. Thor


109. Thor: The Dark World


110. Twelve


111.V for Vendetta


112.  We’re the Millers


113.  Where the Wild Things Are


114. 10 Things I Hate About You


115. The Way, Way Back


116. Stuck In Love


117. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay


118. Mortecai


119. Big Hero 6


120. Who am I


121. The Social Network


122. Age Of Ultron

Monthly Favorites: June

Hello, beautiful pea-ple! (Excuse my attempts at being punny 😏) It’s been a while since I shared with you something that I liked/loved/relished to the core so I decided to do a wrap-up of my favorites all taken from the belly of the past month, June. The food category is jam-packed! I definitely had a chance to pig out a lot!

Keep reading

Here’s a List of Great LGBT Films on Netflix You Should Watch RIGHT NOW
  • Film that depicts explicit homophobia
  • Film that depicts explicit homophobia
  • Film that depicts explicit homophobia stemming from religion
  • Film that depicts explicit homophobic violence 
  • Film where the lesbians break up tragically 
It’s About What You Believe: Thoughts on Wonder Woman and How to Be a Hero

(Spoilers for the film, which honestly, you should watch before you read this even if you don’t mind spoilers.)

Like everything that comes to us long overdue, Wonder Woman came amidst a fever pitch of excitement, and expectations so high only an Amazonian goddess could even hope to reach them. So I tried to temper my hopes. It just needed to be good. That was all. It just had to succeed in the most basic sense; to be entertaining, to get decent reviews, to not fall too much short of the ever-heightening hype. That was all we needed, but we needed it. I saw one early, very frank review titled, “Oh Thank God, ‘Wonder Woman’ Is Good.” Because if the film didn’t pass muster, if the critics panned it or it didn’t make enough money, we all knew that it could be another 75 years before the next Wonder Woman film.

So when I sat down in the theater at the early Thursday show, I was trying to balance my own hope for the character and my desperate wishes for the film’s success against the small but determined part of my mind that is always worried if I hope too hard, one of these days my disappointment will kill me. This balancing act made my first viewing of Wonder Woman a strange affair. I was trying to stay present, to just enjoy the film. But I also was collecting as I went along, storing up moments for later, when others might accost my enjoyment with claims that I only liked it because I had been waiting for it for so long; that my affection was political in nature, born of solidarity with Wonder Woman rather than based in merit.

So I took mental notes. Here are some: The production design is stunning. The Amazons are badass. In particular, Robin Wright as Antiope is amazing — a fierce and noble warrior, gorgeous with her wrinkles and scars and all the things male warriors are always allowed and female ones rarely are. It’s a beautiful setup, this paradise of women that has only remained so because of its complete isolation from the world of mankind. And when Steve Trevor literally crashes the party, he and Diana are delightful together. Their scenes are well-written, gently poking fun at the male ego but never valuing the joke above the story. Gal Gadot lights up the screen and Chris Pine plays off her charmingly. The fight scenes excite without descending into that all too common frenzy that leaves you wondering what, exactly, is actually happening. Remember when you could actually follow a blockbuster fight scene? Patty Jenkins is bringing that back. The action is rooted in the story. The jokes are funny. The pathos is earned. The secondary characters — especially Diana’s band of loyal men — are not only diverse, but their diversity is given a humanity that keeps them from feeling like props. She actually cares about these men. So we, the audience, care too. And I can’t be the only one noticing the great framing, the shots that pay homage to the comics medium and prove Patty Jenkins’ superhero street cred. That slow motion isn’t arbitrary — she’s making film frames into comics panels, freezing the moments for you to take them in.

All these thoughts, I collect. Here they are, the string of moments that prove Wonder Woman deserves a blockbuster budget and two and a half hours of your time. Just in case anyone asks for proof (they will). With each new scene, I poke around the edges, willing it to hold up, praying I don’t find any gaps or weak spots — at least not any unbearable ones. Because the only thing worse than being disappointed with something you wanted to love is letting yourself love something, only to have someone else point out the fatal flaw and rip the proverbial rug from beneath your feet. And all this — the collecting, the poking, the voice whispering to me that I better not love it unless it deserves to be loved — was how I found myself, at the end of the film, with the vague sense that I had enjoyed it. And… was that it?

The credits started. People clapped. Patty Jenkins’ name appeared inside a golden lasso. The theater started to empty. And I started to cry.

I really have to offer my profound thanks to whomever chose not to give Wonder Woman a post-credits scene, to whomever it was that gave me those seven or so uninterrupted minutes after the film ended but before I had to truly leave Wonder Woman for the outside world. As a Sia song about love blasted through the speakers and the credits rolled soothingly by, I finally found my emotions. The analysis over, the tentative conclusion positive, I had a moment to really let the story sink in. I looked it over, and for just a moment, I yielded to the temptation, and I let it in. So came the tears.

I cried because it was bold, this story that Patty Jenkins told. It was boldly sentimental and sincere, unapologetic in its commitment to a narrative that insisted true strength comes from love.

I cried because it was beautiful, this woman who was so sure of herself and her power that her question was always what she should do, because what she can do was never in question.

But most of all, I cried because I felt hopeful. Hope had, of late, deserted me. I was feeling the failures of the world and I was feeling my own personal failures, and I was feeling them hard. I was holding up newspapers to history books and not finding enough of a difference. I was looking at the last decade of my life toiling away at dreams with no proof I was any closer to achieving any of them. I don’t mean to say my life was objectively so bad. I mean that in the great, grand scheme of Fighting Back and Not Losing Hope, I wasn’t doing very well. Could I help this world? Could I even help myself?

So all of this hung around me as I went into the movie theater last Thursday night. And Wonder Woman blew it all away, and even more astonishingly, gave hope back to me. Because Wonder Woman, if you’ll pardon my plucking of low-hanging fruit, not only is a wonder, but is full of wonder. As a child, she wonders at the strength and skill of the Amazon warriors, and at her mother’s stories of gods and men and the weapons that kill them. (Oh, those wide-eyed close ups of little Diana taking in the legends! Bless that tiny actress, and the director that knew her wide eyes were so important.) When she is grown and proving herself on the training grounds, Diana wonders at her newly discovered power. She wonders at Steve Trevor, crashing into the ocean, unconscious on the beach, a new piece in her puzzling out of the world.

She wonders at the idea of an entire world at war, and at the idea that her fellow Amazons will not join the fight. She wonders at the world of man in all its oddities; at wrist watches and babies and revolving doors and ice cream, at London’s gray weather and dark skies and absurd clothing choices. She wonders (and yells) at generals who don’t fight with their soldiers, and at a roomful of Men In Charge who are significantly lacking in their ability to recognize foreign languages, among other things. She wonders at the sufferings of mankind and the horrors of war. And when she drives her sword deep into the bad guy’s heart and yet the war continues, when she discovers that perhaps these horrors are of mankind’s own making, she wonders whether any of it is worth it.

You see, Wonder Woman isn’t just fast enough to deflect bullets and powerful enough to throw tanks. She’s strong enough to live through fight after fight, through war after war. When Steve Trevor begs her to look beyond the idea of Ares and fight with him to save the day and she refuses, it isn’t because she can’t see the big picture. Rather, the picture she sees is too big. She is looking at a world of pain and suffering that she thought she could end with the right sword through the right bad guy — and she is realizing she was wrong, that there is no end. She doesn’t walk away in that moment because she doesn’t care enough. She walks away because she cares too much, and for the first time, she realizes that she has to live with the pain of that caring for the rest of her (supernaturally long) life.

So the fight with Ares is nothing if not her struggle to regain control, to know that she can make some difference; and her raging, fiery grief when Steve dies is not just about the man she learned to love but about the world of men that killed him by not being good enough. And her sparing of Doctor Poison, who most purely represents this human world insistent upon destroying itself, is not just a decision not to kill. It is a decision to hope, whatever darkness and grief that hope lets in. For yes, even Wonder Woman despairs of this world. Her strength and power don’t shield her from it. If anything, they amplify it. But she chooses not to let that despair rob her of herself — of the way she observes, of the way she loves, of her delight in ice cream and babies and crash-landed pilots who let their wrist watches tell them what to do.

And as I sat in the dark letting the credits return me gently to the real world, I realized I was bringing her with me. I found to my surprise that I remembered what it feels like to hope for this world — what it feels like to wonder, not only at the feats of heroes, but at the possibilities of the world that they protect. That is the story of this beautiful, bold, hopeful film: that heroes choose goodness, even when goodness may break their heart. That they choose wonder, even when wonder brings horror with it. That they believe in love, and proclaim that belief out loud in the face of the most sneering skeptic. Oh, and — last but not least — if a villain threatens to destroy that love, they cross their indestructible gauntlets and turn that villain into a crater. Marvel and DC have given us film after film questioning what a hero is; with only one, Patty Jenkins has given us the answer. A hero fights, and she loves, and she won’t be tricked into thinking she must choose one or the other. And when the dust settles and she has survived the battle — as Wonder Woman always must — she mourns what she’s lost and she carries on. And when the new day comes, she chooses to be a hero all over again. This is how you save the world. And if Wonder Woman can do it, then so can we.

f e b r u a r y  2 0 1 7 : r e f l e c t i o n s

i . so this month another quote struck me… “the truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. you just got to find the ones worth suffering for” said bob marley. well, i struggle a lot when i get hurt by anybody, but reflecting on this quote helped me: a. caring less when the hurt was sent from someone i don’t care about and b. understanding that even in friendship sometimes you’re going to get hurt. but if between you and your friend the bond is strong, you can be sure love is going to win. and you’ll be rewarded for your patience. i guarantee you.

ii . uhm i learned that you should always carry with yourself a smol notebook + a pen because inspiration can hit you at anytime! and you should be prepared!! also, a notebook is great for doodling. plus, some chapstick and a bottle of water should always stay in your backpack <3

iii . ok so this has been a big one for me this month. change is tough. and mood swings don’t make it easier. i’m not good at changing. usually when i enter a new period of my life i start settling down and like building my emotional nest of feelings, music, whatever. those feelings become normality, i feel fine. then something unexpected happens and i find myself completely confused and sad and it’s like my little world is crashing in pieces. i know going with the flow is hard, but it’s the best thing to do. try writing or meditating, try connecting to the present moment instead of analyzing the big picture which makes change seem so scary. in a few days it will be gone and you’ll be stronger than before.

iv . this kinda goes with number three but i discovered that there’s a major benefit in keeping a daily journal when you have frequent mood swings: when you are in one of your lowest phases where everything feels wrong, it’s magical to open your journal and find out that a couple of days before you where completely fine and happy and excited for life. i had never experienced that but oh it felt soso good. i instantly knew that my happier self existed… and that she would have came back. 

v . this month i’ve watched two films that… oh my god. i don’t know if i would have came to the end of february without them. so i think you have probably guessed the first one… la la land. when the credits started playing i was immobilized in my chair. while people started waking up and chatting i was. just. happy. i had this smile on my face. and it stayed there until i fell asleep that night. i’m not going to say anything more… it deeply changed me. (and i’ve been playing the soundtrack on repeat…) some days later i went to see capitain fantastic… and i think this is like one of the best films i’ve watched in the last five years or something?? it represented so well my dream life as a child, i love that pure way of living, i love how well those children were brought up, i love how intelligent they were… i cried so much oh god… it was like my vision made into an actual film. you should go watch both!!

vi . the best way to actually practice self care is writing yourself a step by step guide to getting the most comfortable and keeping it in an easily accessible place. it’s amazing because every time i read it i feel like a small child and i become my own caregiver i guess?? and i just feel like i have to do what’s written there because it’s written!! and i wrote it, so it’s proof that it will instantly make me feel better. it should be like the really basic things, which are the ones i forget more easily. and it should be personalized!! it’s fine to follow suggestions you find on tumblr but you know what works best for yourself! also, every time i follow it it’s like a little ritual or a well-being spell which is even more great!

vii . there are some human beings that are just… amazing. and that make you wanna go and hug them and thank them so much. well, adriene from the youtube channel yoga with adriene is one of those people. in january she uploaded a video a day, but i started watching them in february. every afternoon those twenty minutes of yoga became my little calm, mindful space. adriene’s voice is so calming…

viii . this is something i started realizing only in the past week but well… your vibes and your intention most of the times are. the most. important. thing. i don’t even notice how much anxiety and negative self talk goes on in my mind. the result is me getting panic attacks or not being able to breath in the middle of nowhere. it became such a normal thing and that’s why i need to extirpate it. meditation helped me a lot learning to connect with my feelings and control my thoughts, and the results of three or four days of attention and positivity are amazing. i’m so so so so happy… this month wasn’t easy at all, but i hope this will change things up…

i hope this gave you some ideas and motivation <3 it’s so great that my january reflections actually got notes?? like?? i pretty much made them to track my progress, i didn’t expect it! have an amazing day…

january reflections : http://smilingcacti.tumblr.com/post/156936337543/j-a-n-u-a-r-y-2-0-1-7-r-e-f-l-e-c-t-i-o-n-s-i

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Thoughts on Get Out

This is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele who is a comedian that has been on Mad TV and Key & Peele. It’s about a interracial relationship about Chris played by Daniel Kaluuya (who was great, he’s british and really nailed the american accent) meeting his girlfriend’s parent played by Allison Williams. When he’s over there are some stange things he’s witnessing. 

This is one of the best horror films I’ve seen and it might be my favourite horror film. I love the racial social commentary it has since Jordan Peele wrote the script from some of his experience since he feels akward being the only black person in a room. the villains in the film are not rednecks or neo naziz, they’re are white liberals. The dad even says that he would vote for Obama a third time if he could. I’ve seen some interviews from Jordan Peele where he talks about how people don’t wanna talk about racism anymore and thinks that it doesn’t exist because Obama has been president. I love what it has to say that we judge people by their race, stereotype and not by their personality. 

The direction is great and I can’t wait for what Jordan Peele does next. The acting is great especially Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery who addes some good humour to this film  and I hope everyone from the cast get more roles. The score is also really good and I hope Redbone becomes a hit because it’s one of the best songs released in recent years. 

I know it was released february in U.S, but I hope it gets some Oscar nominations specificaly for the script, directing and picture. I don’t really have any problems with film and I’m glad that it got 100 % for a long time in Rotten Tomatoes until someone gave it a rotten score so now it has 99 %. I don’t know if there’ll be any films I’ll like more than Get Out, but this is a film you should definately watch. 

Grade: A+

Joe Sugg - He comes to protect you

You and Joe Sugg had been together for around two months, he had warned you on your first date that it would be easier to keep things about the two of you quiet for a little while because he was known as the single one - Even Caspar had, had girlfriends on YouTube - and he wasn’t sure how the fans would take it.

Due to keeping it secret from the fans it had just worked out that almost three months into the relationship you hadn’t managed to meet his best friends but you were staying over at Joe’s house that night (A regular occurrence because nobody would be able to see you in the comforts of Joe’s home) and this time he had asked some of his closest friends to come over to meet you, some of them didn’t even know Joe was seeing anyone so it came as a big shock to them when he told them how long you had been together.

One by one Caspar, Josh, Oli, Mikey, Conor and Jack came over and welcomed you with open arms - literally with huge hugs which Joe soon broke up with a playful glare to each guy as a joking but also slightly serious warning.

-

You had been doing different things over the night but you were currently beating Oli on GTA while the other boys simply sat and stared.

“I can’t believe you kept her secret” Josh laughed taking a sip of his beer

“Hey, it was a mutual thing and just remember, I taught her everything she knows” he mutter with a chuckle

“Yeah the student has become the master - I always beat you now” you call out over your shoulder feeling a lot more relaxed around all the boys already. Suddenly, Joe grabs you from behind making you jump before he starts to kiss your neck and the work you had built up to be beat Oli quickly went down the drain and he won the race

“No fair!” you shout but you accept the kiss that Joe places on your lips

-

“Well apparently I’ve been replaced so I am going to bed” Joe says pretending to be annoyed but you already knew him so well you could tell he was joking but this was confirmed when his face broke into a big smirk

“You know where the spare rooms and blankets are or you can let yourselves out. Night” Joe yawns walking out of the room but not before sending a wink in your direction

Then then was a 10 minute argument about what film you should all watch, the argument was between them and you. If there was one thing you didn’t like it was horror movies, you had never liked them and of course this was exactly what they wanted to watch and no matter how many excuses you wanted to create, nothing was good enough for them.

“Come on, we could’ve picked out a much scarier one” Jack laughs teasingly

“I’m not scared… I just think this would be better” you mutter picking up the closest film which of course had to Bambi - Why did Joe have this?

This made them all laugh and you joined in which gave them the opportunity to put the movie on making you groan.

“You’ll love it” Conor smirks which tells you straight away you’re going to be completely creeped out.

“This is the test to see if you’re right for our like Joey-Woey” Caspar says and they all laugh, you try to join in but it gets caught in your throat

You pull out your phone and decide to chance it with Joe to see if he is awake, he had made you watch scary films before now and it always seemed more bearable when you could cuddle him.

You had been talking (More like pleading him to get out of bed to come and sit with you) and when you admitted you were terrified all he could say was ‘Don’t watch then’

Although it was quite clear that the boys liked you, you didn’t want to admit defeat and leave the room therefore not watching the film after Caspar had said this was the test to see if she was right for Joe, even if you did know they were joking.

There was a moment when you thought Joe had fallen asleep because he took a while to reply but you couldn’t have been happier when agreed to come - you said thank you at least three times when he replied with:

“I’ll be your hero”

And although it made you laugh and you told him to stop if he had to call himself a hero to help you get this film that was already creeping you out and give you cuddles then you were agreeing to it.

A sleepy Joe appeared not long after that, he looked so adorable especially with his cute lopsided grin and messy bed hair but you tried to only glance at him so it wasn’t obvious you’d admitted to being scared.

“Did you ask him to come and protect you?” Josh laughed, you knew there were joking and were like big brother figures already which made you not want to admit to the truth so you could only blush a bright red colour

“No, I heard the movie and couldn’t sleep” Joe shrugged with ease sending yet another wink your way before jumping on the couch beside you

“You picked probably the scariest film, I heard you all arguing - you knew she doesn’t like these films so you put the scariest one on?” Joe laughs shaking his head.

He wasn’t kidding - by the end of the film you were practically sat on his lap much to the enjoyment of the other lads who you had told you wouldn’t be scared but you also knew you had made some new friends.

I was tagged by @princeyongguk to do a music tag but then my idiot hands pressed some key that apparently was the “post this automatically without warning” shortcut key so LET’S GIVE THIS ANOTHER TRY!

Rules: List 10 songs you are currently vibing and tag 10 people

  1. Todoke Punch - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  2. Modern Love - David Bowie (i’ve never been a big Bowie fan but I heard this song in a movie I recently watched (Frances Ha, if you like hipster-y artsy drama films you should watch it, it’s really cute!) so then it got stuck in my head)
  3. Anziety - Logic (i’m trying to get GA tickets to his show next week but they’re sold out and stubhub has very little options #rip)
  4. 911 / Mr. Lonely - Tyler, the Creator
  5. Praying - Kesha
  6. Slide - Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos
  7. Cherry Bomb - NCT 127
  8. Red Flavor - Red Velvet
  9. Mercenary - Panic! At the Disco
  10. Palette - IU feat. GDragon

okay I tag @y-ngguk @ballets @cherry-ten @sesquipadelian @niiiya @taeblush @bbangmijae @mjup-png @superjuniortrash @youngbin

Contemporary Japanese Films You Should Watch

If you’ve been looking into getting more into contemporary Japanese film here are some suggestions for you. Note that these are my personal favorites:

1. Gemini dir. Shinya Tsukamoto

This film is one of my favorite Shinya Tsukamoto films along with Tetsu. It’s a film about a doctor who lives with his wife, but very quickly things start becoming very strange. Shinya Tsukamoto’s films are typically very screwed up and bizarre, but to me they are masterpieces (maybe not all…like Nightmare Detective…let’s not talk about that). His films are gorgeous and unique - I promise you will never see anything like it. 

2. Blue Spring dir. Toshiaki Toyoda

This film is a story of the lives of rebellious high school boys as they try to find a direction for their lives and what they should do after they leave school. I am a huge fan of Toshiaki Toyoda because his films are beautiful and all have a deep and relatable message. He hasn’t made many films yet but I’ve loved every one he’s made so far. I also highly recommend Monsters Club.

3. Himizu dir. Sion Sono

This film is a very dark but beautiful film about a kid and his female stalker. At first he only desires to have a normal life, but slowly you watch as his life falls apart. Sion Sono’s films are very unique and to me have a sociopathic feel to them. There is very little emotion, or at least very little positive emotions in his film and this creates a very distinct feel to his films. Another favorite of mine from him is Hazard.

4. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A dir. Takashi Miike

This film is by far my favorite Takashi Miike film. First off, the visuals are absolutely stunning. The film has a very dark feel and just as most Miike films, is very strange and confusing. I definitely recommend this movie. Another great film from Takashi Miike is Audition (if you’re into horror).

5. Kids Return dir. Takeshi Kitano

This film is about two kids who grow up and go in different directions in their lives but end up meeting again. This is definitely the most normal film in this list. Takeshi Kitano’s films in my opinion tend to be very human, about how people react to different life situations and I really like that. Another film of his that I really like is Hanabi. 

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A film recommendation:

Friends, you should watch Finding Vivian Maier, if you haven’t yet!

It’s a fascinating documentary on the late Vivian Maier, “a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.”

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And “Thank You"s of the week :)

Thanks a lot photosworthseeing (and dear Jasmin), gray-cardarchbucketlistjulesfalkhunterbeautifullyframedshuttertrippedtheoriginalplantandreduartereblogs for the recent reblogs. I appreciate your support a lot!

Thank you so much darausmheterotopiantravelistandrewgraemegouldsamsi6photorapistchriseespepenerolivanianalastlightsnetthefrankfurteyeivandimarcophoto for your nice comments! 

Have a nice Sunday! :)

Nur