I’m not anti-La La Land at all. I have nothing against it, it’s a cute movie and all. I just feel like movies like Moonlight are more deserving of all of the awards that La La Land has been sweeping up this awards season.
The reason why I want Moonlight to win so bad is because of its story. To have a movie about an African-American boy struggling with his sexuality while growing up is something I thought would never happen. It’s touching and relatable because it’s something that I went through growing up and to see someone that looks like me going through what I went through during my whole childhood really strikes a chord with me. Growing up African-American and gay is difficult because the stigma of showing yourself as weak or feminine is something still looked down upon in the African-American community if you’re a boy. You have to act as masculine as you can to prove yourselves to others or else you would get teased or picked on. Barry Jenkins telling of Chiron’s story through Moonlight paints a story of millions of African American males childhoods. Not only African American males but also other males of color as well.
When you compare that to a musical about a white woman wanting to be an actress and a white man wanting to save jazz, a genre deeply rooted in African-American culture and from slavery…she just doesn’t have the range compared to Moonlight, I’m sorry.
But none of this really matters anyway because we all know that La La Land is going to sweep at the Oscars just like it did with all the other major award shows this season so
Oh my god, in last night’s Bob’s Burgers, Bob takes Gene to a laser light rock show at the planetarium (super important to Bob, because it was his favorite when he was a teenager, and this is the last night before they’re closing the exhibit because it’s old and no one goes anymore, also it’s Bob’s birthday), and Gene has no idea what he’s in for, but he gets pumped for it anyway ‘cause Bob’s so excited about it, and finally they get in there and they’re watching it, and Gene has a sensory overload and kinda starts freaking out ‘cause he can’t handle it, so Bob takes him out and they sit in the car for a bit. Gene’s angry because Bob didn’t tell him it would be so loud and scary, so Bob offers to play the album for Gene at a normal volume, and Gene starts to enjoy it, so he reclines the seats, takes out the cigarette lighter, tells Gene to pretend it’s a laser, and starts drawing in the air, explaining the plot to him (it’s like a full on Pink Floyd or Rush-esque rock opera about a bunch of robot overlords telling rockers that they can’t play music anymore, and one Rebel rising against them). Gene gets really into it and decides he wants to see the finale of the laser show (which Bob regards as a life-changing experience), so they sneak back into the planetarium (there’s no re-entry allowed) with a few tricks that parallel the story from the album, and watch the climax of the show together (Bob fashions some earplugs for Gene out of a napkin). On the way home, Bob’s asking Gene how he liked it, and Gene says “I loved it!”, Bob asks him to speak louder ‘cause his ear’s are shot, and Gene yells, “I LOVED IT, DAD”. Bob yells back “I love you too, Gene”.
I FUCKING!!! CAN’T!!! DEAL!!!! WITH HOW GOOD THIS SHOW IS!!! I know i don’t talk about Bob’s Burgers a lot but this show is flawless and charming and gross and funny all at the same time, the characters are written like people with actual fears and anxieties, and unlike a lot of comparable shows, the comedy doesn’t come from the family being pitted against each other, it’s always the family against the world… I love it, I love it, it’s so pure and refreshing and still somehow manages to be funny without sacrificing it’s heart, and I fuckin’ love it, please watch Bob’s Burgers holy CRAP okay I’m done.
I just wanna stay in the sun where I find Pieces of peace in the sun’s peace of mind I know it’s hard sometimes Yeah, I think about the end just way too much But it’s fun to fantasize On my enemies who wouldn’t wish who I was But it’s fun to fantasize
Oh, oh, I’m falling, so I’m taking my time on my ride
*Lyrics from Twenty one pilots - Ride
Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Scientia, Prompto Argentum & Noctis Lucis Caelum in the happy days before Altissia, Final Fantasy XV
Even though her “last minute” inner Caitlin coming up and saving the day was a little ridiculous because all up to that point she was pretty fine with being Killer Frost, I still and will always stand by Caitlin. Your hatred for Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost is fucking stupid, if you’re a hater reading this (I know y’all go into our tags and pretend you don’t you stalking idiots).
There was only one person who actually cared about her in that team and that was Cisco Ramon. Not Julian, absofuckinglutely not Barry and the others not even close to caring. Julian saw her as something tofix, Barry didn’t even remember her because he was so focused on saving Iris (everyone else be damned) and the others just didn’t care. But Caitlin didn’t need a cure, SHE NEEDED HER FRIENDS BY HER SIDE, HELPING HER FIGHT HER INNER DEMONS. SHE NEEDED PEOPLE SHE TRUSTED TO TELL HER GENUINELY THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE OKAY AND THAT THEY WOULD ACCEPT HER THE WAY SHE WAS.
EXPECT FROM CISCO RAMON, NOBODY DID THAT.
SO YEAH, HELL FUCKING YEAH, I STAND BY CAITLIN WHO SUFFERED SO MUCH BUT STILL STAYED STRONG, AND CHOSE NOT TO CURE HERSELF BECAUSE NOW SHE KNOWS SHE CAN FIGHT HER INNER KILLER FROST PERSONA (or whatever the hell it was) ALL BY HER OWN.
I always stood by Caitlin because when nobody was around to save her, she was always there to save others without waiting something in return. She sacrificed so much for the Team Flash and now she can find who she is and be MUCH stronger without them.
And to those who are bashing Caitlin because she appearently has been a very bad person and DONE SO MUCH WRONG THAT SHE SHOULDN’T BE FORGIVEN, EX-CU-SE-ME FOR ONE SECOND. GO SIT ON YOUR GODDAMN ASSES AND LOOK AT WHAT BARRY HAS CAUSED, HOW MANY SELFISH ACTIONS HE HAD DONE AND HOW FIXATED HE IS ON JUST ONE PERSON THAN ANYONE ELSE. Then come and talk about what Caitlin has done wrong you sickheads.
(To clarify on the song choice… I kinda imagine the lyrics as Ford’s more negative thoughts towards himself- especially as Weirdmageddon happens, since he fully believes it’s all his fault. I chose this song mainly because I saw a lot of parallels between some of the lyrics and Ford’s experiences- especially some of the mistakes he made. And also, it’s hella catchy and has a good beat. That’s all. No hate on Ford, you all should know by now that I love the man XD)