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tl;dr: vegetables and babysitting

I report back to you from my adventures in Oscar Isaac’s Early Filmography with a review of Won’t Back Down:

  • it’s about Women with Children Getting Shit Done, which as you know appeals to me as a genre
  • Oscar Isaac plays the Sexy Girlfriend role, where he is essentially Maggie Gyllenhal’s prize for being a good person who Works Hard and who Cares about Society. we all deserve nice things, right? 
  • she already has the best clothes, but why settle for that?
  • because you too deserve to be banging a hot ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER who LOVES THE KIDS and JUST WANTS TO TEACH! but he doesnt get the big picture about Society, you know? she does. she explains it to him. then he gets it. 
  • he brings food to her flat and cooks it
  • the food involves vegetables
  • is there a man in YOUR life who spontaneously cooks you vegetables? well woo fucking hoo for you if there is
  • after cooking vegetables for her and her kid (oh yeah the kid’s there, this isn’t SEXY cooking, this is weeknight dinner) he lets her PULL his HAIR in the KITCHEN (he seems to really dig this part. i really dig this part. here’s a screencap of this part:)
  • and possibly most importantly, he advances the plot by being her booty call babysitter. 
  • seriously! she just calls him up for a quick peck on the cheek and then leaves him entertaining her child with his ukulele so she can go out and CHANGE SOCIETY with Viola Davis
  • do you know why Women with Children don’t get more shit done? We’re too busy buying and cooking vegetables and we can’t go the fuck out in the evening because of our KIDS
  • kids listen to me I am 37 
  • one day you too will understand the power of my yearning for oscar isaac to come to my house, cook me vegetables and play the ukulele to my kids so i can GO THE FUCK OUT AND ADVANCE THE FUCKING PLOT ALREADY

In conclusion: what do women want? protagonism, vegetables and hot babysitters. next question.

I still don’t see why, in canon, they have Alucard be as old as he is when his mother dies. I think they do it so he more properly understands the meaning of her words, but it just brings up more problems. If he were an adult with more training, why didn’t he try harder to stop it? I suppose Lisa was telling him not to to prevent him from being killed for being a dhampir, but he’s kinda already there. Like, in front of everyone. And if he’s really as old as NoR implies, then he should have been able to save her no problem, and it makes her look like she just wanted to be a martyr.

Barons mad at me. I was supposed to shower with him and u didn’t so now he’s taking a bath in his water bowl. See, when he takes a water bowl bath it’s really his way of saying MOTHER LOOK WHAT YOU’VE MADE ME DO. I AM FORCED TO BATHE IN THIS BOWL. I need to get one of those fountains that I could set up on the table so he could just shower freely.

Liz: Taking responsibility as a child was the hardest thing. As in, my mother made me do everything in the house while I rarely saw her, and she’d be very angry if the house wasn’t the slightest bit clean, or organized. I could never talk back, I was so afraid… Now that I moved, I’m finally free, but I still always clean my entire house… I’m so glad I met all my friends because I’d live in my own house forever if it weren’t for them… I’m so afraid of getting a bad score in the Happy Home Academy…!

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*25 / 100 days of productivity*

1.2.16 //  Can’t believe I’m almost done with it. I will miss you, sweetheart, you just made me crazy, we fought for weeks like mothers do when claim respect from their rebel children.// 

// Tomorrow it’s the day. I’m bringing you to my prof and feeling like I’m giving you away.//

// still -10 to my german literature exam… WAKE UP!!! and move on! //

“mom, are you embarrassed of me? don’t lie and say that you aren’t, because i know that you are”

“yes, i am. i am embarrassed of you.”

Truths

I know I need to change a lot of things about me in order to kick this habit of falling in love with any person who shows me the least bit of attention. I wish my Mother had made me do ballet or something so that I could have some type of true strength to draw on when I’m doing aerial silks. Because being the worst one all the time is finally starting to get to me. And I’ve begun to feel uncomfortable with my body which isn’t unusual for me but I want to change. I just don’t know how.