unpopular opinion probably but i don't like how much Kevin is dipping into mainstream pop music. im happy for his success and i love currents but i hope the next album isn't poppier. i don't want pop Impala.
i trust that he’s discerning and knows what he’s doing. I don’t think he’s gonna collaborate with every single artist who wants 2, and the ones he has collaborated with have been great (his remix of Waves with miguel is incredible, and the unreleased song with theophilius london is also great), i’m sure perfect illusion will be no exception. although i don’t think we’ll ever completely go back 2 innerspeaker/lonerism Vibes, if anything i think his production / writing work with other artists will give him an outlet for his Pop tendencies and maybe the next album will be completely different from currents……but like i said before, i trust kevin, he knows his audience and he knows what he’s doing, i’m sure anything he does in the future will be great
does anyone else get rly annoyed when the phandom relate anything dan and phil do to phan like ‘omg theyre looking at eachother phan is real how gay are they bc who looks at eachother when they’re talking to someone am i right????!!!!’ or something ridiculous like that like will u shut up and give them some bloody space already
For the record, this is super creepy to me. Also, she told Dexter to “just say it”, why doesn’t she go “hey Dexter, I have a crush on you?”
I feel like this is a version of the “friendzone” bullshit. She’s acting sweet and like his friend in the hopes that he’ll become aware that she’s interested in him without her having to do anything herself. It’s Not Healthy– not because Dexter is doing anything wrong by asking her for advice and then being interested in Raven, but because Cupid doesn’t want to risk rejection and getting over her crush by actively putting herself out there.
It’s established that she knows Dexter has a crush on Raven. She either needs to woman up and get over him, or woman up and tell him she likes him so he can either accept or reject her interest. If, after that he’s still obliviously asking her for advice, that would make him a jerk. But as it is, he has no way of knowing and Cupid’s being creepy and immature.
This is a really interesting article about spoilers and how it seems that fans have ruined their enjoyment of their own favorite shows and movies. It’s an interesting read and I agree with a lot of it. A couple of points I really agree with
“This behind-the-scenes detective work has put cast and crew in an awkward situation. They’re now forced to either spoil their films, lie to the fans, or attempt a coy ambiguous answer that will undoubtedly be dissected and deciphered within the hour.“
The article goes on to talk about how fans actually get angry with the cast or writers for having to lie to protect their storytelling. This happened last year when they wanted to cast Merida and tried to hide that by saying it was Rumple’s mother. The horrible things I witnessed to be said about A&E after that was revealed to be a lie … it was absolutely disgusting.
“It always seems to be the same cycle – an attempt to guess the twist, followed by annoyance at how the story plays out (bored if we guessed right, annoyed if we guessed wrong, since our version was so clearly better). It creates this weird adversarial relationship, as if we think the creators are cruelly withholding information we’re entitled to, angry that they’re not giving us the punchline before the joke.“
This is what bothers me more than anything. Look, I love spoilers. I love trying to figure out the plot and see if I’m right. It actually makes the show more fun for me. And it makes for a fun community of people speculating and analyzing and playing what if.
Inevitably though, I always end up seeing the same reactions on my dashboard when episodes air.
If a big reveal was figured out by the fandom then people are laughing at the writers and cast “yeah, we already knew that” and I see the Phoebe “This is brand new information!!!” gif get reblogged over and over.
It doesn’t go as expected and then I see posts about the “bad writing” and “thankfully we have fanfiction to fix this” and “these writers aren’t even that creative.”
And neither reaction is fair!
I love spoilers. There are some I wish I didn’t know. Knowing Excalibur having Emma & Hook’s name on it really changed how I viewed 5A and I wish I hadn’t known that in advance. But it’s impossible for me to try and only know the spoilers that I want to know…
The “fan” that keeps releasing the spoilery promo stills in advance needs to stop. I’m tired of everyone deciding they are so clever for figuring something out and trashing the actors and creators …
I see there’s a new blog posting excerpts from “bad” httyd fanfiction. While this may seem funny to some, I think it edges on cruel, quite frankly.
Even if someone isn’t very good at writing, it isn’t right to mock their work. This is something they’ve put time and energy into. This is something they made. And I ask you, if you had made something, how would you feel to see it publicly mocked? How would you feel to know people were laughing at you collectively?
I won’t be party to this. I won’t be someone who picks apart the failings of others. We are not infallible, none of us.
Think before you post. Think about the person who wrote that fanfiction. Maybe they’re new to it. Maybe they haven’t even begun to build their craft. And if they see the whole fandom ganging up on what they’ve managed to get done, they probably never will.
I will not be a source of discouragement to a budding author. I refuse.
(re-post because lol tumblr forgot my tags the first time =_=)
I feel the need to point out that Iemitsu is not, in any way, a scumbag. Yeah, he’s kind of a dick, but it’s not him just being a jerk pointlessly. He’s not just being an asshole to be an asshole.
I know Amano makes us forget that this is a manga about the mafia (well, her own messed up, caricature of the mafia, at least), but Iemitsu is one of those pieces that has always been a reminder of that. Sure, he shows up and is comically funny sometimes and a drunkard, but besides that, we’ve learned that he’s pretty hardcore. It’s what I like about him — Iemitsu is one of the few things in this manga that actually recalls some actual seriousness with this whole mafia business.
He’s not going to pamper and hold his son’s hand through everything. Obviously, if that’s the way he was, he wouldn’t have been absent for so much of the kid’s life. No. Everything Iemitsu does, he does because he wants his son to survive. He knows that the way Tsuna is now, with how forgiving and naive he is, will get him killed in a world like Iemitsu lives in (and you know, he probably feels quite a lot of guilt for Tsuna getting dragged into this whole mess anyways; it’s not like he had a kid and thought YAY, I’M GONNA RAISE A FUTURE MAFIA BOSS. No, I don’t think that’s the case at all, especially considering Tsuna wasn’t even the first in line for being the Vongola boss anyways).
For Iemitsu, I think, it’s more of a ‘I’d rather he hate me and live’ than for Tsuna to love and respect him and end up dying because he wasn’t cut out for the world that it’s Iemitsu’s own fault for dragging him into (even if he can’t help whose blood he has). It’s not exactly ideal parenting, obviously, but if he was a scumbag, he’d have broken Tsuna’s watch when he had a chance the first time. If he was a scumbag, he’d have just let Colonello fire without warning, not given Tsuna a minute to make his choice.
It’s tough love, but I think that’s exactly what Tsuna needs. And sure, Tsuna’s angry right now, and doesn’t understand any of what’s going on, but I’m pretty sure in the end, he’ll get it. And he’ll come out a much better person because of it, too.
Let's for 2 seconds say that Tayvin is PR, there is no coming back from this if it suddenly comes out that she is in fact in a relationship with Karlie. None. So what is the endgame here? Taylor never wants to come out is that it? Because if she is indeed gay, she doesn't have to do all this extra things - dig her grave so deep there is no climbing out of. I want Kaylor to be real too but let's be real.
Full disclosure, Kaylor isn’t what makes me side eye the relationship. Do I ship Kaylor? Sure, that ain’t no secret, but, something I want everybody that comes onto my blog to understand is that I don’t need it to be real. I don’t even want it to be real, meaning I don’t spend my days actively pining over it. Would I find it heartbreakingly adorable if it was? Of course, I ship it, so duh, but, if it isn’t real/never was, I’m going to be okay with that too.
What makes me side eye the relationship in question is the simultaneous, multiple posts from the two of them. Although, even that could just be chalked up to two people on vacation hanging out and posting the pictures from the day. I also side eye them putting it on such BLAST after Taylor said that she would protect her next relationship by keeping it private. Still, that could also be explained by her not really giving a fuck anymore, which, good for her. I can however, pinpoint the exact moment my eyeballs literally did a back flip into my head, and that was how she IMMEDIATELY jumped back onto Tumblr after 3 weeks of not being active. Really? You choose now, during your first vacation with your boyfriend to come onto Tumblr and like posts? After 3 weeks of chillin in LA while he’s in the studio working? I…? What type of coincidental goals?
At the end of the day, Taylor’s personal life, whoever it involves, is none of my business, it’s really nobody’s business. Whatever part of the fandom you’re in, whatever you speculate, is just that, it’s speculation, and the only person that really knows, is Taylor. It’s no secret I don’t like Calvin, and I make no apologies for that, I think it’s great if Taylor’s happy, but that doesn’t mean I have to like the person she’s dating, and that also doesn’t make me less of a fan, or mean that I hate her. Like I said, the possibility of the RS being (at least partly) PR, for me at least, has little to nothing to do with Kaylor. I can remove Karlie completely from the situation and still smell stank on it like I’m standing in the middle of a fish market in Seattle.
I know we’ve all pretty much come to the conclusion that Sara’s exit seems like it wasn’t exactly planned and was more of last minute decision…but let’s pretend for a minute that Shonda did know that Sara was seriously considering not renewing her contract with the show. If that were true, I wish that they wouldn’t have given JCap the option of resigning. I know that sounds harsh, but bear with me.
I used to watch One Tree Hill when it was on and after season 6, Chad Michael Murray decided to leave the show because he wanted to get more into writing and directing and acting in movies, etc. When Chad decided to leave, Hilarie Burton, who played his character’s love interest on the show, didn’t return after season 6 either. Now there’s a lot of rumors swirling around about how it all went down, but the most prominent one is that the show chose not to renew her contract. The writers knew that to protect the integrity of the couple and the story that they wanted to tell, they couldn’t have Peyton without Lucas. If he was gone, she needed to be too. Now it might sound harsh, but it’s story telling. And for the writers to tell the story they wanted to tell, they couldn’t renew Hilarie’s contract. I for one am grateful that they went that route, because if they hadn’t…the couple that I loved would’ve been destroyed. Lucas either would’ve died or would’ve willingly left Peyton and I’m not okay with either of those options. I wanted my couple to end up together and guess what…they did.
So if Shonda had any idea that Sara was going to leave, I wish that she would’ve just told JCap that they weren’t going to renew her contract so that Calzona could end the show together. Arizona or Callie could’ve reunited, one of them could’ve gotten a better job offer somewhere else resulting in their family deciding to move, and our couple would’ve ended up together. But now, we’re left with a lot of confusion and anger and questions as to how the hell did this all happen. If Sara did decide last minute and JCap was already resigned, then it is what it is and the show had to do what was necessary. But if at the end of last year they had even a hint of a possibility that Sara might leave when they were renegotiating contracts, I wish they would have just reupped JCap’s contract for one year to let Calzona end up together and then let her go along with Sara so that our couple could have ended up together.
I don’t normally replace my original mental image of a book character with an actor who played them, but Paterson Joseph IS the Marquis de Carabas now. In my head, anyway. The Marquis as played by him in the original TV series is just plainbetter than the Marquis I imagined when I read the book.
Some people think this guy should be the next Doctor. I agree with them.
(I’ve also adopted the headcanon that Hammersmith and Destruction of the Endless are one and the same.This too makes the book better and I regret nothing)
What do you think of Josh's gf? Dont you think it was disrespectful for her to go to the game when all his fans were there?
I try to stay away from all of this drama, but i’ll give my opinion.
I can’t have an opinion on Claudia because I don’t know her. From what I see and how she interacted with fans at the game she seems nice. All I can say is that if Josh is happy with her then that’s all that matters. I am a fan of Josh because he is a great guy. I don’t get too invested in his relationships. Maily because I am happily married to my soul mate. I focus more on his career. If she makes him happy, then i’m happy for him. As a fan, all I want is for Josh to be happy.
This is probably an unpopular opinion, but no, I don’t think it was disrespectful for Josh to have Claudia there. It’s the same thing as me going to my husband’s hockey games. I go to watch him play because I love and care for my husband. I’m not going to discuss the fans because everyone is entitled to their feelings and opinions.
quackquackimaduckfuckyeah asked: What are down sides to being a Gryffindor?
Alright, serious time. I think Gryffindor gets a lot more shit than it should, from all the Houses.
Everyone always says you shouldn’t bully Hufflepuffs or call them useless, but that’s exactly my point– when exactly do Hufflepuffs get bullied? Everyone defends them, and yes, I know that there are exceptions to this, and I’m not saying Hufflepuffs don’t have to deal with a lot. But I’m also saying that people’s first reaction to when Hufflepuff bullying is mentioned is to bash the other Houses.
And with Gryffindor… well, there are posts going around tumblr that say things like “Reblog if you’re a XXX”, and then there are links to the posts for the other Houses as well. If you actually look at the number of notes on each of them, you’ll notice the other Houses are usually well into the 30,000-40,000 range. Whereas the most I have ever seen on a Gryffindor post was 16,000. People say that Gryffindors make up too much of the Harry Potter fandom, but I really have to disagree.
Not only that, but a lot of people actually shame Gryffindors. Like those posts, where everything says “Not all Hufflepuffs are useless/Not all Slytherins are evil”, or whatever, Gryffindors is literally always “Not all Gryffindors are brave”, with a picture of Peter Pettigrew. Newsflash, he is NOT THE POSTER BOY OF OUR HOUSE!!! It’s canonically stated that the Sorting Hat sorts you based on what traits you VALUE, not the ones you POSSESS. And it explains a lot about certain characters– why Lockhart was a Ravenclaw, why Zacharias Smith was a Hufflepuff, why Goyle was a Slytherin (because I sincerely doubt it was his wit that got him there). So please, please stop making Pettigrew our House representative. I could direct you to many better examples– Harry Potter, for instance!
Speaking of Harry, a lot of people also call Gryffindors fake. They claim that we’re not actually brave or daring or we don’t have nerve or we don’t care about justice, but that we actually only claim to be Gryffindors because Harry and Co. are in Gryffindor. Well, have I got a surprise for you– some people actually do identify as Gryffindors. Me, for example! (Shocking, I know.)
I dunno, I don’t normally do serious rants like this…. but I needed to get it off my chest, y'know? Thanks for giving me the opportunity to vent :)
guys i don’t think you realize but you literally have to make your own m&g picture, or else they’re all gonna just smile/take a casual picture. you have to ask them to be funny, or do a certain pose. like, people forget that celebrities are human, sometimes. they have bad days, and they’re not always in the best moods. they’re expected to be so happy and jolly and overly nice to their fans all the time, and when they aren’t, they’re “rude” or they “hate their fans.” like, after 30 meet and greet pictures, anyone is bound to start looking somewhat uninterested and bored. it’s the harsh truth, but not every individual fan is special. stop being so self absorbed and realize that there are hundreds of other fans waiting for their pictures, too, all expecting the same perfect meet and greet picture that you are. that sounds really bitchy, but it’s the truth. that’s why you have to MAKE yourself special. ask for a certain pose, ask them to smile, ask them to be funny! don’t just expect them to look ecstatic in your picture, because there were probably 15-50 people before you expecting the same thing, and i can only imagine how exhausting that would get.