so while I will begrudgingly admit that I enjoyed Cars 3, I also kept getting taken out of it because of how many fucking questions the Cars universe raises
there’s this character that’s a school bus.. like… a normal human school bus… Not a school bus designed to transport other cars, like Mack or the helicopter from the first movie, but like… designed to carry humans inside of her?? she even references the school district she’s from?? if she was from a car school wouldn’t she be designed to carry cars not people?? is the Cars universe a post-apocalyptic nightmare world where sentient cars wiped out the humans or what??
there’s one part where Lightning McQueen fixes something by taping it back together offscreen and I’m like?? how?? you don’t have hands???
Cruz comments that something is high quality and made out of real metal but isn’t that sort of like something being made out of human skin or bones or something
a lot of the movie is about how Lightning feels inferior to the newer younger cars, but… where are they coming from?? do the cars procreate? do they just… build new cars? who is building these new cars?? and if they’re being built why can’t Lightning just get some newer parts to help him compete??
there are child cars, so… how do they get older? are their parents replacing their parts every year? are they somehow growing organically?? does it have to do with whatever horrific event wiped out humanity?
there’s a part where lightning gets all four of his wheels removed and isn’t that sort of gruesome?? aren’t those like, his legs? and wait so every time he gets a pitstop he’s getting his legs ripped off and replaced with new ones?????
why the fuck do touchscreens exist in the Cars universe THEY DON’T HAVE HANDS
why do the cars have tongues and teeth if they run on gas
all the girl cars have car eyeliner ~so you can tell that they’re girls~ but how the hell do they apply it WITH NO HANDS
if there are car billionaires, then there is car money. who is on the car money? are there car presidents? is one of them Gerald Ford? where do cars keep their car money? in their trunks? do they have car wallets? but if they keep their wallets in their trunks isn’t that like keeping your wallet in your buttcrack all the time?
Sally implies that Lightning McQueen is smelly after being a shut-in for months… so… the cars can sweat? they have sweat glands? is there car deodorant or do they just go to car washes? where would they put the car deodorant? are their wheel wells their armpits? how do they put on car deodorant WITHOUT HANDS
there’s a scene where a forklift plays a guitar and I just
Ppl like to make reminders at how soft Keith can be and that’s great but I think the real reminder some of you guys need is that Keith is also gruff, hot headed, impulsive and a boyish boy.
He likes the outdoors because they are quiet. He is quiet himself. He lived alone in a desert shack for a year, organizing information that he was instinctually drawn to find. He explored caves and studied ancient carvings. He’s instinctive and daring and wears a cropped sports jacket and has a mullet and uses phrases like “right on the money”
When no one is trying to rile him up he’s calm or neutral in character. His input is rational and logical, sometimes to the point of sounding insensitive. He’s socially awkward and sarcastic but never violent to his teammates. Most of the time when he’s teased he doesn’t even throw insults back, just defends himself. Sometimes he doesn’t even try to verbally defend himself.
So what I’m saying is: Keith is not a provocative feminine emo boy thirsting after boy love.
Keith is not a cold-hearted violently explosive asshole that will beat innocents half to death behind an Arby’s.
Tree of Time theory:
To the left is Lion’s tree and to the right is Lars’ new tree. What if the leaves on the trees represent how much time left they have to live?
We know their hearts beat very slowly, so they are still partly organic, so they age very slow. Lion is hundreds of years old so his leaves are nearly gone, meaning he is closer to the end of his life. Lars was just transformed, so he still has all of his leaves and will likely live for a few hundred years
I realized I never formally posted my piece for Grumpzine, the little Game Grumps fan zine, I organized last year with my bud, Amanda. Unfortunately, there are no copies left but you can check our more info about it here if you wanna learn more. Including this very cute tweet from Arin that still warms my cold, dead heart to this day.
Fact: The first Pride was a riot. On June 28, 1969, the police were raiding a gay bar in New York called the Stonewall Inn. They were harassing people, arresting them, humiliating them and invading their space to be a community. They raided gay bars and made arrests regularly. But June 28 was different.
People were gathering outside to watch the arrests. Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, was at the Stonewall Inn celebrating her birthday. And I guess she must have had enough, because when they came for her, she said, “I got my civil rights!” and threw a shot glass against the mirror. Others joined her. They shouted, they threw bottles and bricks, and they drove the harassing cops out. They rioted for six days and the police failed to stop them. There were drag queens, QPOC, butch lesbians, sex workers, feminine gay men, queer people and gender nonconforming people of every description. All unified in a wider community of people who were marginalized by straight and cis society, people who were resisting those who kept them down.
And the next year, activists organized a remembrance on the one year anniversary. They came back together again and again, year after year. Forty-eight years later we are still coming back together. It is a celebration of what we have fought for and accomplished, both individually and collectively. But it is also a reminder of the diverse community we belong to, the people we must uplift and support and fight alongside all year long.
“rank XII within organization XIII. larxene is the group’s only female member, and also has a very sadistic nature. she controls lightning, and uses it to thrash opponents with rapid attacks while also attacking them with her weapons: electrified throwing knives.”
Around the age of 10, Sara Geurts started to notice how her stretchy skin didn’t look like anyone else’s. At first, she wasn’t insecure about it, because, as she told Mic in an interview, she considered it to be “so cool because no other kid could do the things that I could with my skin and joints.”
Soon, Guerts would be diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that can affect the way collagen is processed. Collagen helps maintain the structure of the human body, in the skin, joints and also in the tissues that support internal organs.
Now 25 years old, Geurts has decided that this disorder isn’t going to stop her from living her life to the fullest. She’s been modeling and photographing herself since she was 22 or 23 as a way to take a stand against the “perfection” the fashion industry tries to promote. Read more.(7/17/2017 10:20 AM)
I actually worked at a library for a couple years and it was SUPER enjoyable! Sure, organizing things alphabetically got a bit tedious at times, but it was SO chill!! And when there was downtime, I could just do crosswords on the computer, or do some research on whatever. And all the coworkers were so quirky and interesting. It was just… pleasant!!
Tony: Rhodey, I have a cheese fridge. An entire fridge for cheese. If that’s not a cry for help, I don’t know what is. Rhodey: I literally watched you drink a diesel-banana smoothie this morning. Tony: DUM-E is still learning the consumption differences between organic and in-organic matter. Rhodey:DUM-E is like 30 years old.
Tony has a problem. Rhodey is there to stop him. Only somewhat successfully…