really nice movie actually

What really sucks about the way Joss Whedon writes is that he sort of has this idea that if he writes about women being strong and confident, that is all it takes for women to appreciate his work. Like, even if the villain constantly belittles a woman for being a woman and people are constantly harassing her and sexualizing her, it’s okay because she’s strong and she can take it.

The biggest difference between Whedon’s version of Wonder Woman and Jenkins is that in Whedon’s version Wonder Woman is A Woman. She (and the audience) must be constantly aware that she is a Woman, that she is Sexy, that she is overcoming incredible odds because she has the terrible disadvantage of Being Born A Woman.

Whereas in Jenkins’ film Diana simply exists. There are some points made by other characters about her being a woman, like when Steve won’t sleep with her because he feels it’s improper, or when his secretary says, “Oh yes, put specs on her, like after that she won’t be the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen”, but Diana is almost completely unaware of her status as a Dreaded Woman. Her excitement over a baby? She’s literally never seen one before. Her little makeover seen? Spends the whole thing looking for something comfortable she can fight in. She basically never mentions the difference between men and women, never even says that women are better or whatever because she was raised by them. 

Joss Whedon would have never let Wonder Woman forget she was a Woman. She would have constantly been making comments about it, wether positive or negative, as would everyone around her. In Whedon’s heyday that might have flown a lot better, but now women seem to be a little sick of grrrrl power. They just want power. They just want to exist, both on screen and in life, without constant reminders that they are Women and that they must pay for that at every turn.

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“JUDAS! you’re playing without me!?”

“it’s only just started– i only have a few minutes until patty gets home!”

[PLAYER TWO HAS ENTERED THE GAME] // ned & dewey being ass kicking titans of rock

OKAY BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT COLTON HAYNES FOR A MINUTE.

Colton Haynes who played in a Dr. Pepper commercial that no one ever saw ever. Colton Haynes who thinks he’s the most unfunniest and boring person alive, but it really isn’t. Colton Haynes who goes over the top every year on Halloween costumes and it looks like a professional done it. Colton Haynes who never thought he’d make it this far, but has done films with The Rock, Tyler Hoechlin, Stephen Amell, Emily Rickards, Dylan Neal, and will be working with Scarlett Johnson. Colton Haynes who always plays the dickhead in movies and shows, but is actually really nice and super laid-back in real life. Colton Haynes who talks for a bit in the beginning of a group interview, but ends up shying away to the background. Colton Haynes who can act, sing, model, and more, but when asked about hidden talents he replies, “I have no hidden talents” or “Eating is my talent, my best talent”. Colton Haynes who loves coffee like a lot of us and isn’t ticklish. Colton Haynes who admitted he became a bit of a comic book fan after playing in Arrow. Colton Haynes whose smiles are like the sun shining above the clear ocean that are his gorgeous blue eyes with calming waves crashing into the warm sand that are his secret freckles scattered across his face you have to look for sometimes to find. Colton Haynes who is beautiful, incredible, and strong, but can still be insecure. Colton Haynes who has struggled with anxiety for a long time, even hospitalized on a few occasions, but still pushes himself. Colton Haynes who was terrified to, but with enough support from his friends, family, and fans, found the courage to come out as gay, even if there’s going to be some people against it. 

Can we talk about Colton Haynes, because no one else seems to.

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Guy just jumps out the fukin window.

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Mother’s Day [05-15-2017]

Hello everyone, just dropping by with a tiny update. As many of you know, it was Mother’s Day this Sunday, and of course, Samuel and the kiddos did an amazing job, and really made me feel special for the entire day. They gave me the absolute sweetest Mother’s Day cards, and lots of kisses and cuddles. It was a pretty lazy day, too. We spent most of the day in Sam and I’s bed, watching movies, which was actually really nice. We’re usually really busy and on our feet all day long, so it was nice to just… do nothing, pretty much, haha. All in all, it was a wonderful day!

Of course, the twins were both having one of those days, where they’d be extremely moody. But they’ve had a few bad nights, so it’s understandable.

Peter Pevensie is such a douche in the movies and I hate how that’s the characterization that everyone in the fandom follows. In the books, he’s usually so level-headed and always worrying about his siblings. He’s such a parent, making sure that his siblings are all safe. Movie!Peter has some of those protective aspects but he basically throws all caution-to-the-wind because his masculinity was so fragile. Book!Peter - canon Peter - tries so hard to keep his siblings safe while also making sure that Narnia is safe as well. Like, I really don’t understand all of this whole “Peter is so temperamental” and “His pride is his fatal flaw” (not exact words but you get the gist) stuff when that’s literally not true. He’s so calm and level-headed in the books and tries to follow rules and make sure that everyone and everything is safe and sound. Like, can we stop using his movie characterization and focus on the actual cinammon roll that is his canon characterization? Because I feel like we all just ignore every good aspect of his canon personality in favor for all of the bad parts of his non-canonical movie personality.

prayer circle that if they really do the “why dragons are no longer around” thing in the third movie, it’s something really nice, like dragons are actually connected with nature and they sometimes go back to being one with the environment around them, and they’ll only come out for true Dragon Riders please something like that