jay & silent bob strike back

~Guys, guuuys...

I’ve just learnt that Ben Affleck:

- has taught himself Arabic

- speaks Spanish and French too

- is so good at doing impressions that when he did one to Morgan Freeman, it was so accurate Freeman told him, “You ever do that again, I’ll kill you”

- won $356,000 by winning the California State Poker Championships in June 2004 - defeating some of the best poker players in the world in the process

- filmed four movies simultaneously in 2001: Pearl Harbor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Changing Lanes, and The Sum of All Fears 

- began an intense two-hour a day workout regime the day after he was cast as Batman

- received a lifetime ban from playing blackjack at the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino due to his ‘counting cards’ skills


Which tells me:

1. He’s fucking smart. I mean, he can pick up/learn languages pretty well (one of which is Arabic, Damian are you listening and he majored in Middle Eastern Affairs in college) and he is a boss at poker/blackjack.

2. He’s a workaholic. Look, I’ve never made a film (or even a short video) in my entire life, but he did 4 in one year at the same time and I bet he’s done similar workloads throughout his career. Also, see: two-hour a day workout regime for more evidence.

3. He can do good enough impressions to freak the fuck out of God™.


Ergo

= Ben Affleck is well on his way to being Ultimate Batman

All Hail the mighty Bat!

Originally posted by ageofsuperheroes

(edit: someone didn’t like my previous gif-use due to literal-Superman-bashing, and I agreed. Sorry, I didn’t see Supes little face on the wee gif-screen. Here’s some batfleck just being the best Bat he can)

ignore me creepy internet researching the fuck out of him to get my hands on this info. i needed it to defend myself from absolutely no one. fucking fight me

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Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher  (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

“One of the great things to pretend is that you’re not only alright, you’re in great shape. Now to have that come true - I’ve actually gone on stage depressed and that’s worked its magic on me, ‘cause if I can convince you that I’m alright, then maybe I can convince me.”

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Jay And Silent Bob - Jay’s sexuality

“Kevin Smith has stated that he sees Jay as ambisexual: “Jay—who’s always talking about women—is a character a lot of young hetero guys identify with. But I think Jay’s really ambisexual. So it’s nice to throw them a curveball to open up their perspective a bit. If I can lead a few cats into being a bit more tolerant, I feel pretty good.”[2] In issue #2 of the Chasing Dogma comic series, Jay launches into a lengthy and thoroughly impassioned impromptu speech on gay rights and tolerance before he notices Silent Bob’s astonished expression and brushes the matter off. In Dogma, 13th Apostle Rufus asserts that Jay masturbates more than anyone else, and that he thinks about men when doing so; in response to Silent Bob’s shocked expression, Jay claims merely that he does not ‘always’ think of men during self-stimulation. Moreover, in the prison scene in Clerks II, Jay wants Dante and Randal to fellate each other in exchange for Silent Bob and him loaning them the money to reopen the Quick Stop and RST. He may say this merely to get Dante and Randal to humiliate themselves, but after Silent Bob’s disgusted look, he retracts the demand. In a cut version of the same scene, Silent Bob tells Jay that he is a deeply repressed gay man. - [source]

Canon and fanon, or "your ship not being canon may make a fandom healthier"

Ding dong the witch is dead.

Which old witch?

Canon Klance, according to an interview with the showrunners of Voltron: Legendary Defender, who acknowledged the passionate fanbase but essentially said the story wouldn’t change just for the ship.

Most people took this just fine. After all, Voltron is a show about five teens and the alien princess they meet using a giant combining robot to battle an evil alien empire. Tried and true sci-fi that’s been around since Mazinger Z first burst onto Japanese and Mexican televisions in the 70’s. Furthermore, fandoms dating as far back as the original Star Trek show you don’t need canon to write a relationship, with many a female fan submitting Kirk/Spock fanfic to their local Trek ‘zine despite canon Kirk sleeping with anything female in a spaceport.

However, we then got a more…contentious fanbase. You know the ones. The ones that call out any objection to their fic by going “HURDUR DA STRAIGHTS” or “you’re a homophobe! They’re soft boyfriends!” and all other manner of inane, social justice tinted nonsense to justify their bullying and in one disturbing case, ACTUAL EXTORTION ATTEMPTS.

Naturally, there’s a rather…bizarre set of reactions ranging from calling the creators cowards, “chickenshits” and a few cases of trolls threatening suicide while just a day prior they gleefully trolled and mocked fans of other pairings or fans that just disliked Klance.

How did we get here?

It’s not about representation. Most of the ideas for “canon” Klance are some of the most base, offensive gay stereotypes possible. The desire to essentially take over the show shows a complete disregard for the majority of the fanbase, and more importantly, the kids buying those giant robot toys.

It’s a rather disturbing and annoying sense of self-entitlement, over an enterprise in fandom that’s supposed to be fun. People are supposed to make fanart and fanfic they think is cute, not demand the show bow to their whims. They’re supposed to support the creators that gave them the entertainment, not threaten them.

If many of these, shall we say, irrational fans, leave the fanbase and stop watching, what happens to the remaining? They should be allowed to write or draw whatever they want so long as they enjoy it, regardless of the actual show.

To quote Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back - “The internet has given everyone a voice. Unfortunately most people use that voice to bitch about movies.”

Said voice however, doesn’t mean you own the property. Ship away, but don’t act as if the property should bend to your will and yours alone. Maybe from this a healthier, less toxic fandom can emerge.