go watch it now please

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Happy birthday @tinyienzo!!

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8bH1v0M1GI)

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A short, bulleted essay about the effect of media on our thoughts and why Brooklyn 99 is a Very Important Show

Howdy folks. As you all are probably aware of by now, I started watching Brooklyn Nine Nine and it sort of … all spiraled downhill from there. No, kidding, that was a joke to break the tension. But yeah, I started watching and couldn’t stop. And, in trying to figure out why, I noticed something. 

It didn’t chafe me. It didn’t set off alarm bells in my head.

Too often, I’ll start a movie or book or show that will be entertaining, enjoyable even - but then, there’s always a line, or scene, or character, or moment that has me doing a double take. That has me cringing internally. Something that’s wrong, something that’s off, something that I don’t think is necessary. It bothers me, it irks me, and it discolours the entertainment experience I’m having. And yet, every time, I push that feeling away because I’ve resigned myself to the fact that these things will appear in the media I consume, and I might as well take what I can get, because it’s either that little irk or a blatant, in-my-face smear of disgusting and (for lack of a better word) problematic attitudes. 

But it didn’t happen this time. And I was so refreshed

While the show itself can be pretty goofy, and at times even childish, I much prefer it to any of the other “more adult” media content I’ve consumed. Why? Because it didn’t have those little irks.

Not only did it not have irks - it had the opposite of irks. It had - has - anti-irks. It actually soothes the irks from the other shows.

That was partially in jest. But no, seriously. A while ago, when I’d first started watching, someone sent me an ask that read “aren’t there so many things to love about Brooklyn 99?”

And so, because you all know my love for lists, I decided to make a list. 

1)      Let’s start with the biggest one: its incredibly diverse cast. We’ve got a cast of seven characters consisting of two black men, one of whom is gay; three women (not counting secondary characters) two of whom are Latina; and two white guys, one of whom is Jewish (Hitchcock and Scully are mostly background, so I’m omitting them from the “main” cast. If their names don’t appear on the little intro, they’re not major characters). Of the seven main characters, four of them are POC. Two of those four are female. But here’s the thing – in each and every case, the audience is aware of the characters’ background without it being a topic that is either a) made the butt/punchline of a joke, b) blatantly mentioned and brought up like it’s something unnatural or strange, or, c) completely ignored. In all of these cases, the race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture of each individual character is treated as something normal, natural, and respected. It can be and is part of their motivation as a character, but it isn’t the be-all, end-all of their personality (in the case of Holt, for example, the constant discrimination against him as a black gay police officer is a driving force in his decisions and attitude while not completely encompassing and/or diminishing his complexity as a character in his own right). It is never seen as unimportant, and yet simultaneously it’s made known in a gracefully, bordering-on-subtle way that – and here’s the important thing – normalizes it. This show makes the harmony and love between a precinct full of people from all different backgrounds normal and natural and a good thing.

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Travelers aka holy crap that’s good and where the hell can I find season 2?! And a fandom?! I need fanfics! :D

Philip Pearson (played by lovely Reilly Dolman) from the new TV show Travelers made by Netflix and Showcase. In case you haven’t seen it go. Watch. It. Now. Right now. At this moment. Please. 

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Gaston evaluation

Ok, if you haven’t seen the live action of Beauty and the Beast, PLEASE GO WATCH IT NOW.  IT MELTED MY STONE COLD HEART AND I’VE BEEN CRYING SINCE SATURDAY!!!  *ahem*  Anyway… I have some observations that need to be made concerning Gaston:  

Originally posted by despairingfever

In the “Gaston” song, Gaston says that he “aims for the liver and shoots the beast from behind” or something like that whenever he’s on a hunt.  NOW.  Fastforward to the end where Gaston does just that with the Beast!  Holy cow!  What amazing foreshadowing! 

Originally posted by luuuuuke-evans

Furthermore, in the big fight scene we see the great hunting prowess of Gaston.  He shoots his target accurately 3 times in a row and never misses!  That’s crazy, especially considering the fact that he’s shooting with a 1700s pistol, which we all know were worthless pieces of crap when it came to accuracy.  

Basically, Gaston’s inflated ego is completely validated. He’s an amazing huntsman, if a cowardly killer.    

Anyway, just wanted to babble about this movie.  

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Everything about this is hilarious.

Daesung acting like he’s married with a (trolling?) male fan. ft. Member’s dying in the background.

Context: A fan rang up and they all pretented to be in a couple. The other members had female fans. Daesung did not. Also the bit where the translator stops, Daesung is saying to put some wood on the burner.

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I get chills every time I hear this song. The new video that the Black Eyed Peas released for 2017 is so moving and inspired this edit. Honestly, this song is so relevant right now, so please go watch it if you haven’t.

Where is the Love?- Black Eyed Peas ft. The World

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Cisco Ramon and Ray Palmer being absolute nerds (.❂‿❂.)

Ok guys! I don’t usually advise anyone to see any movie but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go watch Storks by DreamWorks!!! Now why would I say this? They have:
-great soundtrack!
-ADORABLE animation style!
-family that is not blood related!!!
-REDEEMABLE CHARACTERS
-A few snapshots of gay couples with babies!!!!! AAAAAAA
-I CRIED AND I AM A ROCK OF EMOTION

PLEASE GO SEE THIS FILM

“holster can you please for once sTOP NARRATING EVERYTHING LIKE GOSSIP GIRL”

“hey upper east siders gossip girl here. looks like our dearly beloved baker B feels a bit burnt out, although his pies definitely aren’t.” 

“HOLSTER”

“until next time. you know you love me, xoxo gossip girl”

seriously bojack horseman has hit me so deep. it hasn’t even been a week and it has skyrocketed up my list of favorite shows. i feel like i’ve been hit by a truck. so much of it is relateable and painful and raw and real

also i’m legitimately crying over todd chavez he is everything to me