like you can even see that in the films

Why MM:FR Was the Most Tasteful Action Movie I’ve Seen

Things that the film handled with restraint:

Rape: As countless people have said – Half of the movie’s main cast consists of sex slaves. And there’s not a single rape scene. 

Gore: The film looks exactly the type to be ultra-violent a la Quentin Tarantino. But it’s not. The one gory moment is one that you can see coming from miles away and lasts only for a second. And even then, it’s not terrible. Considering this, the movie probably could have had a PG-13 rating with minor alteration.

Sexualization: Five women wearing nothing but gauze sounds like a recipe for anything but what we got; no lingering, awkward, bodily shots. There was even a scene with a completely naked young woman with the camera focused directly on her. Guess what. The camera treated her exactly as if she were wearing flannel pajamas.

Degradation of women: Bad people get upset. We get that. Sometimes they like to swear at our heroines. And yet no one felt the need to say “bitch,” “cunt,” or “whore.” How a film managed to present about the least female-friendly society you can imagine but treated its female characters with more respect than 99% of action movies is beyond me.

Things that the film did not handle with restraint:

FLAMETHROWER GUITAR.

Gender equality: No one once says “Women are ___,” or “Men are ___.” It almost seems like outside of Immortan Joe’s freakishly utilitarian society, men and women get along just fine. Huh. Weird.

Death: Good and bad people die alike on the Fury Road; very quickly. It’s your typical action movie body count. But in a move that’s both odd and brilliant, the film spends a good amount of it’s scarce dialogue detailing what death means to the characters. For some, it’s a suicidal call to honor. For others, it’s a necessary risk to bring about more life. People die in droves. And it’s sad. Death matters.

Criticism: This is about the most critical movie of gender inequality, capitalism, and fascism I’ve ever seen without anyone ever mentioning gender inequality, capitalism or fascism.

COMPASSION: I can’t state this enough. This is a post-apocalyptic genre movie where people kill each other over sex slaves, border disputes, and cars and its message is hope and compassion. The biggest, most heroic moment of the movie is an act of healing, not an act of violence. WHOA.

Newt Scamander Theory

okay no this isn’t some complicated theory but my mom was making sorta rude comments about how Newt always sort of hunches away and cowers/twitches at things in the movie, and she was basically saying other things about Eddie Redmayne just sort of does that… BUT THEN my brother chimed in and made us rethink because he said how Newt is typically a rather shy and socially awkward person (sorta) and isn’t really an extrovert. He went on to say how he noticed in the film that when Newt enters his case you can literally see and hear and feel just how much he opens up and is so much more sociable and free inside the case. When he’s with his creatures and in his own world he’s truly free. just a cute little thingy we noticed. (side note) hOw freaking cute was it (and terribly sad) when Newt was being arrested and literally begging and pleading for the ministry to not hurt or even touch his creatures?? like wow????? MY HEART. this man is being arrested and is in heaps load of trouble and isn’t even denying anything or pleading for himself he’s literally so worried about his babies and they’re so important and prioritized.

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Usually Draco falls asleep on the couch while watching the film he and Harry picked for the night. Harry is seated with his legs under himself at the far end of the couch, Draco sprawled with his head on Harry’s lap in a silent beg for hair strokes. Like every night Draco can’t stay awake to see the end of the film, falling asleep ten minutes before its end. Harry, with a smile lifting the corner of his mouth slips himself from under Draco’s soft hair and (with the help of a lightening charm even if he wouldn’t admit it) picks Draco up from the couch to deliver him to their bed. Draco wakes up, mumbling “ ‘m not bloody girl” in Harry’s chest, straightening the hold around his boyfriend’s neck. “It’s not like you have to be a girl to be treated like a princess” says Harry smirking, arrived in their bedroom and softly putting a sleepy Draco on their bed “mm Potter always saying the right thing”. Harry would chuckle, slipping himself under the sheets. After a moment, Draco’s nasal drawl breaks the silence “I think you deserve something in return for saving the princess”.

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Gotham Parallels: Kristen Kringle and Judy Barton
On Gotham, Chelsea Spack played the dual role of Kristen/Isabella. In the film “Vertigo” (1958) Kim Novak played the dual role of Judy/Madeleine. The Gotham cast started tweeting about “Vertigo” when Isabella appeared; Sean Pertwee even posted a photo of Kim Novak as Madeleine. You can look at these gifs and see how much Kristen’s wardrobe and hair look like Judy, and Isabella is clearly modeled after Madeleine.

In Vertigo, a con artist (Judy) is hired by a killer. Judy creates a fake identity and calls herself Madeleine. She seduces a private detective (a former police detective with a mental disorder), makes him fall in love with her, and then fakes her own death. It’s all part of an elaborate scheme.

Why did Gotham go to such lengths to link Kristen/Isabella to Judy/Madeleine? Are they dropping hints that Isabella is a con artist, with a hidden agenda? If she’s just a random woman who happened to meet Ed by coincidence, why go to the trouble to reference “Vertigo”?

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anonymous asked:

I just realized.... wtf happened to his spider senses???? There were so many moments during the film (like ant man taking back the shield) that nothing happened no spidey senses w t f

They actually mentioned Peter’s senses when he was talking to Tony in his room.

“When whatever happened, happened… It’s like my senses have been dialled to 11. There’s way too much input so, they (the goggles) just kind of help me focus.”

You can even see in a scene when his spidey sense works. His eyes narrow and you can hear the shutters in his eyes focus and he senses that thing Bucky threw at him even though it didn’t make a noise.

I actually made 2 GIFsets on my personal account, one of all the amazing stuff spidey did throughout the movie, and one with all the times he messed up.

As for the specific scene you’re talking about, Scott owning him, Peter says “Guys… Something–” until he gets hit. So he knew Scott was there before anyone else but he didn’t act fast enough on it.

And I absolutely LOVE how much he messed up.

He mentions how he only got his powers 6 months ago. Plus he’s 15. PLUS this was probably his first intense battle.

I love that he’s still very much a rookie and still trying to understand the powers he was given. While I love the Toby and Andrew’s spidey movies, they were so perfect as spidey as soon as they were bitten.

I love seeing this clumsy, swearing boy who is just trying to do his best. We’ll see him get better and better like we are on this journey with him. We get to see him grow and become possibly one of the strongest Avengers. But right now he is a kid who has only had these gifts for half a year and has no idea what he’s doing, and I love it.

You probably didn’t want an essay but I gave ya one anyways, haha.

someone on twitter tweeted mark hamill like “can you dm me and tell me if luke is bisexual” and he actually messaged them and told them that since luke’s sexuality is never addressed in canon, any reading of his sexuality makes sense

then someone made a tweet about how cool it’d be if luke was trans, he liked it, and sent them a message about how a True Jedi TM respects all life, even if the films don’t touch on issues like that

what a sweetheart. he’s liking all these really happy tweets from lgbtq kids saying how much it means to them to be able to see luke as gay, trans etc. it’s just… i’ve been there feeling worried the people you so admire would find you laughable or weird, and i’m super happy about this.

anonymous asked:

Hehe man, i bet a person with your knowledge of fighting must suffer terribly whenever watching any movie with a fight scene

Honestly, that’s more of an exception than the rule. Most of the time, when a stunt choreographer is putting together a fight scene, they’re working to create something visually engaging that meshes with the tone of the film as a whole. Usually, the only time a fight scene becomes irritating is when the stuntwork doesn’t fit with what the film is trying to do, or when the performers are trying to kludge something in a way that really doesn’t work (on screen).

On screen fights don’t have to follow reality at all. That’s not (usually) a problem. If the intended tone is spectacle, then flashy and flamboyant fight scenes can be remarkably enjoyable. There are also a lot of very good martial artists who’ve gone onto film. If you’re looking at something like Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or even Jean Claude Van Damme, you’re seeing some very talented martial artists, who’ve put a lot of time developing their martial arts into a visually compelling performance.

The irony in all of this is, some actors who are, kinda, mediocre as actors are exceedingly good martial artists, meaning when you watch their films with an untrained eye, you’re seeing a very different (probably less appealing) film from someone who’s actually gone through some training, and can really recognize what they’re seeing. Van Damme is a pretty good example of this. To put it gently, he’s not a fantastic actor. He is, however, an amazing martial artist with a real talent for presentation.

In very general terms, when you’re talking about martial artists on film, the ability to deliver an entertaining performance is what’s most important. It’s what separates the martial artists you know by name from the thousands of equally skilled practitioners you’ve never heard of.

Now, experience and knowledge does change the kinds of things you value in films. Personally, I find characters that plan ahead, and start setting up contingencies ahead of time, far more interesting than ones that simply stumble in and hope things go for the best.

If you’re thinking that knowing what you’re looking at ruins films forever, that’s simply not the case. It just means you’re more likely to recognize a film where the choreographer and stunt crew weren’t on the same page as the cinematography and direction.

It’s probably worth remembering, with films, there are a lot of people working together to make the action sequences (not just the fight scenes) work. That is their area of expertise, and unless they’re asleep at the switch, they’ll do their best to sell the script. Stunt performers are a major, unsung, hero in modern films.

-Starke

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Rolling

I always enjoyed the sound of the projector clicking and sputtering to life.

I work in an arthouse cinema. We show oldies and obscure flicks. A lot of what some people would call “classics” mixed with trash to appease the ironic, younger crowd. Personally I think if a movie is bad you shouldn’t watch it, and if it’s old… Well, older movies always me uneasy. I never liked seeing moving, colourless faces. The more faded and grainy the film the sicker it made me. Like I said, I’m not really a movie buff.

We do have them though. I’ve found that people can summon the most passionate responses to anything, especially things you don’t understand. The cinema is small, but always full of people and rhetoric, a bustling hipster exchange where it’s hard to even finish a thought.

Every night but Thursday. Thursday, at eight o'clock, the places is vacated. Completely empty except for me, and our patron. I never speak to the guy – I don’t ever even see him, but he’s worked something out with the manager. Every week on Thursday, eight o'clock, he has the place to himself, and he watches “his movie”. If it weren’t on film, he wouldn’t even need me there.

There’s an uncanny aspect to these old movies that extends beyond the sound and visuals. We’re the first people on Earth to be able to see these long-dead, moving faces. Have you ever considered that? For all of human history, when someone was dead, they were still. An image or a painting. That’s not true for us anymore.

Though the people on the screen remain youthful, the stock expires and becomes grainy. I always felt like it’s as if the film itself is trying to break the illusion of immortality we’ve granted these characters. The projector reassures us – it provides us with a distraction from our dissatisfaction whilst also allowing us to pretend for a while. We laugh at those zombies up there, and by doing so breathe life back into them, and into the audiences decades ago. The same feelings – things are alive.

The film itself, though? That’s another matter. That’s an impermanent, physical, fleshy thing that ages and dies just like us. It breaks the spell. Call me nihilistic, but I think the movement to abandon the medium in favour of  digital is laced with the sad tinge of denial. We need to preserve our idols, and in doing so, ourselves. When I watch those young-but-weathered faces up there, all I can think about is denial. How much of what I do, day to day, comes down to denying mortality? I don’t know about you, but I feel it’s… Something you can only ever not think about. It’s not something to conquer. Maybe watching the screen so long has opened my eyes to it, but I think film is too honest to survive.

He needs me, you see, because it’s on film. Maybe you’ve never seen anything on film before, but if you have you may have noticed a black oval appearing in the upper-right hand corner of the frame from time to time. That’s a cue mark – it’s meant to signal to me, the person running the projector, that it’s time to change reels. I’m no good with just remembering or timing it, so I have to pay attention. I’ve seen this movie… Maybe a hundred times. It makes me afraid.

It’s avant-garde. Or maybe dada? I’m not a humanities major, so I couldn’t tell you, but it’s… unsettling. There’s no title card, and there are no end credits. Maybe the film itself isn’t what gets to me, so much as that man’s devotion to it. How can anyone care so much about something – about one, specific thing? How can anyone ever dedicate themselves like that? I wonder what’s stranger… If he sits down there, eyes glazed over, in a routine, or if… He’s down there, feeling it all. Feeling the things he felt before, again and again. That scares me.

Time to change over. Sounds and shapes I can hear in my room. Images that project on the back of my eyelids and echo through the halls of my apartment. They mean so much to that man, but to me they’re abstract uneasiness, and they follow me home.

Sometimes I feel like my life is one long lead-up to a jump scare. The sinking and uncertain feeling that it could be coming any minute now. Now could be the moment when it – whatever it is – happens. I let my mind wander. I try not to pay attention when I don’t have to.

Am I on the screen, am I in the audience, or am I up here, waiting to transition?

Cue mark. I reach out to change reels but there’s nothing there. I look down, and my hands look old.

SO PEN PALS ARE A THING

Good morn, evening, night?? to whoevers reading this probably no one thats awesome :’) 

So CALL ME OLD FASHIONED but instead of just having internet friends I think it would be really cool to have an actual pen pal on the other side of the world (or in the same country man i dont even care) 

Ill tell you about myself so you can see how boring i am and youll feel sorry for me and write letters to my sorry ass (:D) 

My name’s Ash and I’m 18 years old. Im from Melbourne in Australia (nothing happens here) (like at all im always fucking bored) 

I’m a university student and Im studying film and photography. Like I said before, Melbourne really isnt cool but I can promise that I will take, print out and send you really cool photos of our cityscape bc its naice. 

I enjoy procrastinating and wasting all of my time watching films and reading waaayyyy too many books, so if you like films and books then we can talk about them all the time yay for that 

I also love music, all kinds really

Id really love to get to know someone in a different country than me. Im looking for someone between the ages of 17-24. Or anything really I dont care. 

Please message me if youre interested :) or just like this post and ill message you :)) 

My handwriting is also shocking so theres that. pls forgive. 


I will send you keyrings of koalas and kangaroos. 

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I love this fight because it does something that’s rarely ever seen on screen. It takes Tony Jaa’s signature style and shuts it the fuck down.
The lead villain, played by Max Zhang, has an answer to every move Tony has. While we, the audience, are used to seeing him connect with every elbow and knee he throws, this film (”SPL 2: A Time fr Consequence”) completely switches up the formula.
It brings Tony Jaa into Chinese kung fu cinema, where no style is superior to another. No matter what you bring to a fight scene, you can still get hit.

And I love it. It’s such a change of pace from what we’ve come to expect from Tony Jaa. Even in Thai films, where he gets fucked up, it’s nothing like this. It’s not someone blocking every shot he has to throw. It’s usually just someone with stronger elbows, knees or kicks.

“SPL 2″ really emphasizes that the villain of the film is not to be fucked with. It takes both tony Jaa and Wu Jing to take him down and, even then, the struggle.
It might not be the best kung fu film in the world, but the final fight scene is way more conceptual than people give it credit for. There’s a lot going on.

i wish i could have one more chance just to make sure that you knew i loved you. one more chance to ask if you were okay. one more chance just to say hello.
even more than that, i wish you had one more day than what you had gotten. one more hour. one more minute.
but wishes are for disney films and fairytales, things like that which are light and airy
and real life is louder than the flat line of heart monitor, no matter how hard i try i just can’t stop myself from hearing it
and real life doesn’t grant wishes, no matter how many shooting stars we see or how any eyelashes we blow in the wind, no matter how many times the clock strikes 11:11
we don’t get one more chance, one more day, one more minute
we only get one, period.
we get one life and i hope that yours was as meaningful to you as it was to me
hope
now that is something that life can offer; hope
because wishes are fleeting but hope gives us strength
and i hope that your pain was relieved
i hope you were able to smile
i hope you knew just how loved you truly, truly are
i hope you’re out there listening to me now, i hope you can hear how sorry i  am and how much i miss you
and above all, i just hope that your spirit and your memory will continue to shine as brightly as you did
—  rest in peace, Kips <3
(cc, 2016)

Always You - Conor Maynard

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“I have to sneeze.” I whined in front of Josh’s camera. “Then sneeze.” Jack laughed from beside Josh. “I can’t.” I whined throwing my head back onto Conor. “You’ll sneeze at some point. But Anyway, welcome back everyone. As you can see I’m joined by the Maynard brothers and Y/n.” He introduced us. “And just Y/n nothing else.” Conor laughed. “At least I got my own well you got Maynard brothers.” I laughed. “Shut up.” He laughed. 

 “Well Conor and Ashley fight like the married couple they are.” Josh said chuckling. “Heyyy.” I whined. “We aren’t even dating mate.” Conor pointed out. “Can I film.” Josh questioned laughing. “No never.” Jack laughed. I joined in with Jack as Josh rolled his eyes. “Anyways! I’m filming bros vs. girls.” Josh pointed out. “Wait so I get boobs now.” Conor said pointing his hands on his chest. 

 “No.” Josh said. I laughed as he started to continue on. “Bla bla you ask questions, who ever has the most points at the end gets to make up a forfeit for the losing team.” Josh explained. I turned and looked at Conor. “We got this okay.” I said pressing our foreheads together. “We got this.” Conor said agreeing looking in my e/c eyes. 

 I looked into his blue ones and fell even deeper in love with him. “Let’s get started!” Josh beamed. “Okay Josh how many girls has Jack fucked in total?” I asked laughing at Conor. “What the hell how the fuck am I suppose to know that!’ Josh exclaimed. “I don’t even know that.” Jack laughed. “Three two one.” I said. “23” “30” I laughed along with Conor. 

 “Okay then how many guys have fucked Ashley.” Josh then asked. “We got this.” I said looking at Conor knowing for a fact I told him I was still a virgin and was proud. “Three, two ,one.” “Zero.” We both replied at the same time. “Your still a virgin?” Jack asked surprised. “Yeah surprised much.” I laughed. 

Later On… 

“No.” I cried as Conor smashed an egg on me. “Its suppose to go on them.” I whined. Conor laughed as he wrapped his arms around me. “Well that’s the end of this video. If you enjoyed please leave a thumbs up and subscribe to everyone down below and I’ll see you next week.” Josh said. “I need to clean my hair now.” I said walking to the bathroom in my apartment. I went towards the shower and turned it on. 

 “If your filming “ I said turning seeing Josh with his camera which I flipped out.I continued to wash my hair as everyone left. I walked out of the bathroom and reached under my shirt unclasping my bra and threw it off into the hamper in the bathroom. And ran back in grabbing the towel to dry my hair. I walked in the living room and saw Conor still here. 

“Wait your still here?” I asked confused but embarrassed. “Yeah.” He smiled. “Wait did you just see me?” I asked confused. He nodded. “Oh.” I said embarrassed. “Not like I saw them. Even though I would love to.” He mumbled the last part. I rolled my eyes and sent into my kitchen. “I think your worst than your brother Maynard.” I laughed. “Can’t help I just wanna see the body of the girl I love.” I dropped the thing I held in my hand which happened to be a glass cup. 

“Y/n? Are you okay?” Conor asked showing up to my side. “You l-love me?” I asked. “Wait I said that?” Conor asked. I nodded slowly turning to look at him. “I’m sorry Y/n I didn’t mean. I just I don’t. I mean I do. Fucking hell.” Conor said resting his elbows on the counter and then resting his head on his hands. “Conor.” I whispered. “No Y/n its fine. I should go.” He said starting to go. 

 “No Conor no.” I said pulling his wrist back. He turned back and looked st me. “Please don’t go.” I mumbled. He looked at me. “I ruined our Friendship Y/n.” He whispered. What I did next surprised us both. “I have no idea why I just did that.” I said referring to my hands wrapped around his wrists which I placed on my breasts. I felt his grip tighten as he squeezed my breasts a bit. “I um, I love you too.” 

I replied looking up at him. He raised his eyebrow and smiled. “Thank fucking Jesus.” He said resting his thumb on my cheek. “No all we have to do is become a married couple.” He whispered kissing my cheek then down to my lips. I kissed him back as he picked me up by my butt sitting me on my counter and gripped the ends of my shirt. “Let’s get this off babe.” He smirked against my skin.

Sorry for all the Conor imagines, but I mean not like we are complaining right. We all need some more in our life. Anyways I have one more Conor imagine planned that I know I will right cause I have the idea. Then a bunch of Jack. I have started to right A Mikey one which is taking longer than usually but it’s no biggie.

Can we all just stop for a moment and look, and I mean actually LOOK at this shit?

Look at his fucking expression. That is not ‘unimpressed’. That is ‘omg ur pwetty’ in the manliest manner possible. 

And then there’s this shit.

Excuse me, but can you bloody SEE the clear admiration on his majestic little face? Like, um…the mighty warrior is looking at a curly-haired, handkerchief carrying HOBBIT like he’s the most amazing fucking thing ever in the history of everness. 

Which brings us to this.

Oh look, it’s the ‘smile into their shoulder so they can’t see how being close to them turns you into a puddle of kittens’ trope that’s used in practically EVERY ROMANCE FILM/BOOK EVER MADE THIS SIDE OF PLUTO.

Because fuck you, Pluto is a planet too. 

AND THEN THERE’S THIS SHIT.

Like, why would you even need to touch him here?! Oh right, yeah, because this is the ‘I need to make sure you’re okay but I don’t wanna ask cuz then you’ll know I think ur perfect and oh fuck now my hand is on your arm don’t panic and pretend to be protective. Bitches love protective’ trope so commonly found in…you guessed it! ROMANCE!

AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THIS SHIT.

UM, EXCUSE YOU.

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?!

THIS COULD NOT GET MORE LIKE A WEDDING UNLESS SODDING MAHAL HIMSELF TURNED UP AND WAS ALL

“SUP! Lemme marry yo sweet majestic ass to that pretty golden crowned bunny of awesomeness.”

ROMANTIC FIRELIGHT LIKE NO OTHER KIND OF LIGHT EVEN FRIGGING EXISTS, BILBO IN FUCKING BRIDAL WHITE, A LONG CONVENIENTLY ISLE-LOOKING HALLWAY WITH FUCKING GUESTS WATCHING THE PROCEEDINGS!

If the Hobbit crew got any more shipper trash, they’d be a fucking landfill.

Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey’s thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn’t the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately. It should come as no surprise that movies take a lot of liberties with astrophysics and what is possible or impossible in the realm of outer space. Like, sending up a crew of men less qualified than Donald Trump (too soon?) to blow up an asteroid? That’s probably not in NASA’s Plans A through “we ran out of letters” of how to stop a meteor on a collision course with Earth.

Even in more fantastical movies like the Star Wars or Star Trek films, you just get very inadequate image in your head of how space works. Take asteroid belts, for example. It’s a belt! Made of asteroids! Asteroids as far as the eye can see! You can’t safely pilot your ship through them because there are just so many damn asteroids! I’ve had it with these motherf**king asteroids on this motherf**king belt!

We’re sorry to say that’s now how the asteroid belt works at all. The average distance between bodies in the asteroid belt is 600,000 miles, which is more than double the distance between the Earth and the Moon. So traveling through the asteroid belt is less dodging asteroids like Han Solo and more, “we passed through the asteroid belt?”

THIS WEEK: To dispel some more myths about how space works, Jack O'Brien and Alex Schmidt are joined by Dr. Farah Alibay, a real life scientist at JPL who gets to play with styrofoam models of planets all day and is currently working on a mission that’s trying to scoop a 2o-ton boulder off an asteroid, which is as cool as it sounds.

Dispelling Every Space Myth You Learned In 7th Grade Science

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one thing I did like about Fantastic Beasts: 

Graves asks Newt what Dumbledore sees in him and Newt can’t answer, but in the next couple of minutes he proceeds to do something which the entire MACUSA apparently can’t; he figures out that Graves is bad, and calls him on it. 

After being in his company for two minutes.

What makes Dumbledore so fond of Newt? There’s your answer. 

my long overdue skam appreciation post 👏👏👏

Skam is such an amazing show. The filming is so unique (somehow subtly giving a different feel than anything I’ve ever seen. not too cliche, not too offsetting) and the colors are (subtly but intensely) pretty, and I love the mix between texts and real situations they alternate onscreen. the angles they filmed it really gets me too, like when the characters are lying together, you can see what’s going on and their interactions from all the angles they film it at. 

this post will be heavily spoilery. i’m gonna start of with seasons 1 and 2. those two seasons are so raw and real, especially eva’s season, we can all relate to her and what she feels when she’s alone in the school yard, personally I related to Eva a lot because my parents are rarely home and I have to do everything for myself and my brother. I’m not as lonely as her when I’m home because I have my brother, but I guess his company is the equivalent of eva’s friends like the squad and jonas, isak who are over often.

they put little details out of the camera’s focus (in season 3, at the start of episode 5, you can see even’s arm behind isak and i thought that was someone walking in but realized it was even stroking isak *squeal* and the gigantic hickey at the back of even’s neck in epi 8).

the music is timed perfectly, mixed with a bit of humour. in season 1, after eva finds out about isak, the music kicks in with ‘jealousy’ and I thought that was really freaking perfect. (not to mention the ‘i wanna fuck you’ of season 2.) i love how they cut music off abruptly with cues like the door closing, it really signifies the change of the character’s mood and emotional state, and the song choices are spot on. 

In season 3, there’s a lot of romeo and juliet 1996 songs. I love romeo and juliet and i loved that season 3 was heavily indulgent with elements from it (like the pool make out, songs, that eye contact they have in episode 2). it makes me very happy.

i love how they treat the major/minor and minor/minor characters. the major/minor characters in season 2 and 3 would be eskild and linn, and in 1 it would be someone like ingrid. also did anyone else notice magnus in season 1 because i saw him a couple times when i was watching it again like when vilde comes to the party and passes out magnus rushes to help her etc. for the next two seasons, we don’t see a lot of ingrid and sara, but they’re still there dancing at parties or there on school grounds. i love the fact that they keep them barely in attention (does that line make any sense lol), other shows don’t really care to do that with their minor/minor characters. whenever there’s a party scene (end of s2, start of s3) i rewatch again and again to see that little bits of ingrid, iben, etc. linn and eskild having fun at the end of s2 makes my life. (also, ingrid and iben are really beautiful. (as minor characters.) just wanted to put that out there.)

they really have details that are unnoticeable and noticeable at the same time. and the acting and chemistry is so superb, and it’s real. not only with the romantic partners, but with friends like the boys’ gang and the girls’ gang and eskild/linn/isak, eskild/linn/noora, what really got to me this season was isak texting eskild that everything was fucked and eskild just responding with jeg kommer, i’m coming. just that. not to mention the way the squad is there for every one of them consistently. everyone taking noora to the police and standing behind her while she gives her statement, sana comforting vilde while she nervously talks to the kosegruppa, jonas, magnus, mahdi actually caring and constantly asking about even, the girls cleaning vilde up and making her breakfast in season 1. i don’t know if i’ll ever get friends/people that genuinely care for me, and their relationships are beautiful.

it’s unbelievably (compared to other shows) real, like, we’ve all taken the am i gay? test and taken advice from reddit. the way they actually use things we actually use like instagram, facebook, texting etc makes it more real and the way they treat these sensitive subjects delicately without tiptoeing around it is just amazing. 

not to mention it being humorous and witty, like when magnus breaks the fourth wall and gives a shoutout to nrk, when isak and even get caught in the pool, eva pushing jonas off the bed and jonas flipping her off when her mom gets home, these are just a couple humourous bits that were particularly memorable to me but there are so many more.

in the end, my favorite part about it is that it relies on the audience to be smart enough. a lot of movies that i recently saw did not do this (cough fantastic beasts cough). maybe it’s because i’ve spent countless hours watching things and now i can predict everything, but most movies tend to feed me little bits of information at a time or give me just enough that it won’t be boring, but skam gives me a lot of information and trusts us to follow along, idk. to think about it, skam’s story isn’t that complicated, is it? but i somehow feel like there’s so much more information and story than what is presented, maybe it’s because it’s so emotionally charged or maybe because it’s packed full with metaphors and references (bible, romeo + juliet, even talking about sonja’s “aluminum leg” being a metaphor to his bipolar disorder), but it feels like a lot and the writers do a beautiful job of giving us the right amount of information.

(last bit, i love that when they wake up it actually looks like they’ve been sleeping)

3 words to describe it: raw, real, relatable.

(4/6) “I want to be a pediatric surgeon. Our friend Mark is a surgeon and he told me all about it. Being a pediatric surgeon will be hard because you never want to hurt kids. You just want to cuddle them and hold them. But saving them is most important so it’s something you have to do. Also blood doesn’t bother me like it bothers my brother—and he’s sixteen! One time he got blood work done and he was so scared that he curled his toes and his hands. It doesn’t bother me though. I even had my surgeon film my surgery for me because I wanted to see his techniques. When I asked him, he was like: ‘Nobody’s ever asked that before.’ And I said: ‘Please? We can use my brother’s GoPro.’”



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If you like super cute guys and badass girls with swords then honestly go and see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies okay please it’s so good. 

Also I honestly consider it a feminist film like Matt Smith plays Mr Collins and he’s the only one that’s kinda sexist and he’s the most ridiculous character so you can’t take anything he says seriously which is amazing. It passes every single test I know of. 

Also Mr Darcy in leather, like all the way through, like even at his fucking wedding. He’s a gruff little cutie pie that turns into an absolute mess around Elizabeth. 

AND ELIZABETH. What a gal. Defending her sisters. Sticking up for herself. Refusing to relinquish her sword even if it means she won’t marry well. LITERALLY kicking the shit out of Darcy when she finds he’s messed with Jane and Mr Bingley. 

Just… Just watch it okay. It’s everything to me. 

IDEA FOR CLIQUE PROJECT

I have an idea.

Basically the point is, is that Josh and Tyler only ever get to see us experiencing their music at their concerts, but a lot of us experience it privately as well. This will give them an opportunity to see how much we appreciate them even and especially when we are alone.

So what we do is, we film ourselves dancing as much as we can to a specific song (haven’t decided which yet) and then I’ll edit together all the footage into one video.

And it can be like a series to, it doesn’t just have to be one song.

Would you guys be interested in a project like this?

If you are spread this around so we can have as many people in it as possible.