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A white guy’s thoughts on “Get Out” and racism

This weekend, I went to see a horror movie. It got stuck in my head, and now I can’t stop thinking about it—but not for any of the reasons you might think.

The movie was Jordan Peele’s new hit Get Out, which has gotten rave reviews from critics—an incredible 99% on Rotten Tomatoes—and has a lot of people talking about its themes.

First of all, I should tell you that I hate horror movies. As a general rule, I stay far, far away from them, but after everything I’d read, I felt like this was an important film for me to see. This trailer might give you some inkling as to why:

Creepy, huh? You might know writer/director Jordan Peele as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, known for smartly tackling societal issues through sketch comedy. Get Out is a horror movie, but it’s also a film about race in America, and it’s impressively multilayered.

I left the theater feeling deeply disturbed but glad this movie was made. I can’t say any more without revealing spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and you don’t want to have the plot spoiled for you, stop reading now and come back later.

Seriously, this is your last chance before I give away what happens.

Okay, you were warned. Here we go.

Our protagonist is Chris Washington, a young black man who has been dating Rose Armitage, a young white woman, for the last four months. She wants him to meet her family, but he’s hesitant. She acknowledges that her dad can be a little awkward on the subject of race, but assures Chris that he means well.

After unnerving encounters with a deer (echoes of The Invitation) and a racist cop, Chris and Rose arrive at the Armitages’ estate. On the surface, the Armitages are very friendly, but the conversation (brilliantly scripted by Peele) includes a lot of the little, everyday, get-under-your-skin moments of racism that people of color have to contend with: Rose’s dad going on about how he voted for Obama, for instance, and asking how long “this thang” has been going on. Chris laughs it off to be polite, though he clearly feels uncomfortable.

There’s a fantastic moment here, by the way, when Rose’s dad offhandedly mentions that they had to close off the basement because of “black mold.” In the midst of the racially charged atmosphere of the conversation, it’s nearly impossible not to take this as a racial remark, and Chris certainly notices, but what could he possibly say about it? Black mold is a real thing; his girlfriend would surely think he was crazy and oversensitive if he said it sounded racist. Chris never reacts to the remark, but that one tiny moment is a reminder to the audience of a real problem people of color often face, when racism can’t be called out without being accused of “playing the race card” or seeing things that aren’t there. (Incidentally, it turns out that the basement is actually used for molding of a different sort.)

There are other reasons for Chris to be unsettled: The only other black people on the estate are two servants, Georgina and Walter (Rose’s dad says he knows how bad it looks, but that it’s not what it seems), and something is clearly “off” about them. Later, more white people show up—and one more black character, and he, too, feels “off.”

By the end of the film, we learn the horrible secret: Rose’s family is kidnapping and luring black people to their estate, where they’re being hypnotized and psychologically trapped inside themselves—Rose’s mom calls it “the sunken place”—so that old or disabled white people’s consciousnesses can be transplanted into their bodies. The white people are then able to move about, controlling their new black bodies, with the black person’s consciousness along for the ride as a mere “passenger.” In a shocking twist, it turns out that even apparently-sweet Rose is in on the plot, and Chris must fight her and the rest of her family to escape.

This isn’t a “white people are evil” film, although it may sound that way at first, but it is a film about racism. I know many of my friends of color will connect with this movie in a way I can’t, so I won’t try to say what I think they’ll get out of it. I do want to say how I connected with it, though, because I think what Jordan Peele has done here is really important for white audiences. 

If you look beyond the surface horror-movie plot, this film actually gives white people a tiny peek at the reality of racism—not the epithet-shouting neo-Nazi kind of racism that white people normally imagine when we hear “racism,” but the “Oh it’s so nice to meet you; I voted for Obama” kind of racism, the subtle othering that expects people of color to smile and get along and adopt white culture as their own whenever they’re around white people.

So many of the moments in Get Out are clearly intended to work on multiple levels. When Chris confronts Georgina about something being wrong and she smiles and says, “No, no no no no no,” with tears streaming down her cheeks, the symbolism is blatant. How often do people of color have to ignore the subtle indignities they face and hide their true emotions in order to avoid coming across as, for example, “the angry black woman/man”? How many times do they find themselves in social situations—even with their closest white friends!—where people make little comments tying them to an “exotic,” supposedly monolithic culture, where they have to respond with a smile and a laugh instead of telling people how stupid and offensive they’re being? 

I can’t tell you the number of these stories I’ve heard from my friends, and I’m quite sure that the stories I’ve heard are only a tiny fraction of the stories that could be told. So there’s something in that moment that speaks volumes about the experiences of people of color in America.

The same is true for so many other moments. The black characters Chris meets at the Armitages’ have all symbolically given up their identities and conformed to white culture; when Chris meets one character, he turns out to be going under a new name, with new clothes and new mannerisms; when Chris offers him a fist bump, he tries to shake Chris’s fist. Again, within the story, there’s an explanation for all this, but every moment here is also about assimilation and culture differences. 

For me as a white audience member, all of these moments did something remarkable: They showed me my own culture—a culture I’m often blissfully unaware of because it’s all around me—as something alien. They reminded me that I, too, have a culture, and that expecting everyone else to assimilate to my culture is just as much an erasing of their identities as it would be to expect me to assimilate to someone else’s culture.

And that’s a big part of what Get Out is about—the erasing of identities, and the power of racism to destroy people. I think it’s really significant that racism is portrayed here very differently from how it’s normally portrayed in movies written by white people. In most Hollywood movies, you know a character is racist because they shout racial epithets or make blatant statements about a certain race’s inferiority. That allows white audiences to say, “I would never do/say that, so I’m not racist!” We really don’t want to think we are.

But notice something important about Get Out’s treatment of racism: This is a film about the literal enslavement of black people—racism doesn’t get more extreme than that—and yet Peele doesn’t go for the obvious by having the white characters admit that they think black people are inferior; instead, they subjugate and dehumanize people by claiming to admire things about them. They turn them into fashion accessories. 

When Chris asks why only black people are being targeted for this procedure, the response is telling: It’s not (supposedly) because the white characters think African Americans are bad, but rather, because they like certain things about them and they want “a change” for themselves. They want to become black—it’s trendy, we’re told!—but without having had any of the actual life experiences or history of African Americans. White people need to see this: to experience the ways in which Chris is othered by people who tell him all the things they like about him—isn’t he strong? Look at those muscles! Does he play golf like Tiger Woods? And he must be well-endowed and have such sexual prowess, right, Rose?

The white people in the audience need to be reminded that just because you’re saying positive things about someone doesn’t mean you’re not being racist, that turning someone into an exotic “other” may not be the same as shouting an epithet, but it’s still taking away someone’s identity and treating them as a commodity.

The film is filled with these kinds of moments. When we realize that Rose’s white grandmother has inhabited the body of Georgina, the fact that she keeps touching her own hair and admiring herself in the mirror takes on a whole new level of significance. (White people, please don’t ask to touch your black friends’ hair.) When Chris connects with a dying deer on the side of the road and later sees a deer head mounted on the wall at the Armitages’ estate, the symbolism is hard to miss. Black people are being turned into trophies in this house. And, oh yeah, they’re being literally auctioned off—as they were in real life in the not-too-distant past.

One day, I’d like to see the film again to pick up on all the ways things read differently the second time through. I noticed several things in retrospect that gain new significance once you know the ending, and I’m sure there’s a lot I didn’t notice. For example, Rose’s dad says he hired Walter and Georgina to care for his parents, and when his parents died, “I couldn’t bear to let them go.” The first time you see the film, it sounds like the “them” is Walter and Georgina. But in retrospect, it’s clear the “them” he couldn’t bear to let go was his parents, so he sacrificed Walter and Georgina for them. Which, again, is an example of how the supposed care of the white characters for the black characters (his care for Walter and Georgina, Rose’s care for Chris) is really all about caring for themselves and treating the black characters as completely interchangeable objects.

The message of the film isn’t simply that the black characters are “good” and the white characters are “bad.” There are presumably—hopefully—many good white people in the world of this film, and many others who wouldn’t do what the Armitages are doing but also probably wouldn’t believe Chris or make the effort to stop it. Peele’s mother and wife are both white, so he’s clearly not trying to paint all white people as villains. 

But I admit, as a white guy, I really, really wanted Rose to be good. I’ve been the white person in an interracial relationship introducing my black boyfriend to my family. I’ve been that. So I related to Rose, and I really wanted to believe that she was well-intentioned and just oblivious; even though she misses the mark on several occasions, there are times that she seems like she gets it and she really does listen to Chris. When a cop asks to see Chris’s ID early in the film even though he wasn’t driving, Rose stands up against the obvious racism, showing us all what it looks like for white people to do the right thing. “That was hot,” Chris says to her later, and I thought, yeah, that’s who I want to be.

So I have to admit, it was really upsetting to me to see Rose, the only good white character left in the film, turn out to be evil. But I realized that part of that is that I really wanted her to represent me, and that’s really the point. Just think how often horror films have only one black character who dies early on, and how many films of all genres have no significant black characters for audience members to look up to or identify with. I think it’s really important for white audiences to experience that.

As I’ve reflected on the film, it seems to me like there are three kinds of popular movies about people of color. There are those that feature POC characters that are essentially indistinguishable from the white characters—as if they just decided to cast Morgan Freeman instead of Tom Hanks without giving any thought to the character’s race. Then there are the movies that deal with racism, but in a way that allows white people to feel good about ourselves, because we’re not like the characters in the film. (This is especially true for movies about racism in the past; some of them are very important films, like Hidden Figures, which I loved, but we need to be aware that it’s still easy for white America to treat it as a feel-good film and think that we’re off the hook because we no longer have separate restrooms.) And finally, there are movies that focus more directly on the lives of people of color but tend to draw largely audiences of color; not many white people go see them, because we think they’re not “for us” (even though we assume films about white people are for everyone).

Get Out isn’t any of those. It’s drawing a broad audience but it’s not afraid to make white people uncomfortable. And if you can give me, a white guy, a chance to have even a momentary fraction of an experience of the real-life, modern-day, casual racism facing people of color in America, I think that’s a very good thing.

anonymous asked:

your neighbor aus are so cute!! can you do jun, jeonghan, and hansol please??

aww thank you!! sure, ill also add in dino to complete the neighbor!17 series ~

joshua, mingyu & seungkwan can be found (here) ~
wonwoo, hoshi & seungcheol can be found (here) ~
seokmin, woozi & minghao can be found (here) !~ 

Jun

  • you’re pretty sure you saw him in a movie once, but you’re not a hundred percent sure. everyone in the building is sure they’ve seen him on tv,,,,but was it a movie? a commercial? a show? no one ever truly finds out,,,,,
  • sometimes every1 is like “he looks too rich to be living here”
  • but tbh jun loves the attention like he won’t admit it outloud but please,,,,,,,he probably poses in the elevator ever so subtly and everyone is like oh my look at how handsome and in jun’s head he’s like ‘mhm this is my angle take it all in, i look great from a 45 degree tilt to the left’
  • jun is doing the most basically 
  • model walks in his plaid pajama bottoms and flip flops, bends and snaps when he throws out the garbage. you will nEVER catch him off guard
  • his apartment is pretty cool though because jun is the type to splurge. so like big TV,,,expensive blankets,,,,,,,probably one of those glass coffee tables that are super fancy and jun doesn’t even know he has expensive tastes it’s just like second nature to him 
  • oh and he has mirrors
  • like a lot of them
  • when will any of us reach this level of Self Confidence t b h
  • and you’re like pretty familiar with jun because photography is your hobby and he’s always asking you if you guys bump into each other if you can ever help him take some headshots since he wants to try out for modeling
  • like you always agree but halfheartedly because you’re not sure if you want to work with someone,,,,,,,,,,as high maintenance as he seems
  • but one day you get caught by jun coming back from the park where you took some photos and he’s like are you free now??? and you’re like mIGht as well get it over with,,,,,,,,,
  • so you tell him yes and that he should come over since you have some lighting equipment @ your place
  • and jun,,,,you notice as you’re setting up is a little fidgety. like he keeps looking at his reflection in his phone and biting back his lip and you’re like ???? i thought he was like super confident about his looks but he seems,,,,nervous 
  • and you’re like “are you ok?” and jun snaps out of it and desperately seems to try and hide his feelings with a sly looking grin and he’s like “of course~!”
  • and you ask him to sit and face forward and,,,,,he does but then he like tilts his head a bit and you’re like “i need you to look straight if you want me to get a good shot” and he’s like oh! sorry
  • and he does it but you can see his eyes flashing worry and you’re like “,,,,hey are you really ok?”
  • and jun laughs, again obviously hiding what he’s really feeling and he’s like “fine! i just don’t think i look too great if you see all of my face like this”
  • and you damn near drop your camera because what the HELL is he talking about and you even say it, like literally, you’re like what the hell are you talking about
  • and jun scratches the back of his neck and tries to wave it off but he’s like “i look the worst from the front, my angle and profile is way be-”
  • and you’re like picking your camera back up and you’re like “you look like a handsome actor up front, don’t even say something like that.” and jun looks at the lense and you snap a couple of photos then go over to show him 
  • and you’re like “look at your jaw, and your skin??? it’s a gorgeous color, softly tan,,,,and your eyes are so strong and distinctive?? your nose is like the perfect size! you don’t even need touch ups - you’re naturally stunning.”
  • and you don’t notice it but jun is looking up at you and his smile turns into a bit of a smirk and he’s like “you think im stunning?” 
  • and you’re like yes!! and his smirk gets bigger and he’s like “i think you’re pretty stunning too-”
  • and you’re like me???? what- but then you catch the smirk from the corner of your eye and you like playfully push his shoulder and tell him not tease
  • but jun shrugs and he’s like “what, it’s true. you’re very nice to look at too.”
  • and you brush it off, hiding your face behind your camera as you get ready to take more photos of him
  • but you know,,,,,,turns out he isn’t all that high maintenance,,,,,,,tbh he listens really well to you and you get a lot of shots
  • and as you’re both looking at them you feel jun’s hand sneak around your shoulder,,,,his body closer to yours but like,,,,,,,you don’t mind,,,,,,,i mean,,,,,,,,,,,,,who would mind lbr
  • jun insists that he should pay you back for taking his photo and you’re like it’s fine and then he’s like ‘ok, then let me just take you out on a date because i really really want to.’ and you’re like DONT joke about that but jun’s like im not joking????? let’s go on a date??? gorgeous people need to stick together you know~~~~

Jeonghan

  • the neighbors call him ‘the perfect son-in-law’
  • because they want all their daughters to get married to him because he seems like the perfect man: good looks, good manners, good brains like WOW the whole damn package
  • and jeonghan is always so humble and modest about the nickname he’s like “marriage? oh im not ready” or “im nothing compared to your daughter”
  • (but in reality he’s just like lol please leave me alone i want to go home and take a nap. he’s just,,,,not saying that because that would be rude LOL)
  • he’s always really soft looking. like he never leaves the house with bed head, owns many warm looking sweaters, always reading some classic literature and seemingly listening to au clair de la lune 
  • just a real live fairy human,,,,angel,,,,,,,glowing force of beauty?
  • and his apartment is the same. like fight me on this but jeonghan would have some dried flowers hanging on his walls, paintings by like monet, a fuzzy white carpet, and like vintage looking furniture you’d feel like you were in a story book
  • and he like even set up a little corner of his apartment with a drawing easel,,,,,,,,like im talking instagram level aesthetic here
  • collects like ,,,, idk,,,,,,, little glass statues or something like bare with me it’s just so pretty because he’s so pretty
  • and you know him (how could you not) because every time you two leave at the same time he smiles kindly at you and you’re just like wow. this day? blessed
  • but one day you’re coming home and you’re in the wORST mood because of work/school plus you got soaked in the rain since your bus came late and you get into the elevator with jeonghan who smiles at you but you can’t even bring yourself to feel the usual happiness you do when he does that
  • and the elevator ride is slow up but then suddenly you feel something warm on your wet shirt
  • and it’s jeonghan putting his cardigan around your shoulders and he’s like “you can catch a cold walking around like that.”
  • and like holy shit an angel just touched you but also you’re like ,,,,, i,,,,,,i can’t take this from you
  • but jeonghan is like don’t worry, also make some tea when you get inside.
  • and you both split ways when the elevator door opens and you’re inside your apartment looking down at the cardigan in your hands and you’re like ?!?!?!?!?! what,,,,just,,,,,,happened
  • and the next morning you plan to return it but before you do you close the door and see a note stuck to the front and it reads ‘keep the cardigan. i hope you don’t get sick.’ and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,, am i dreaming
  • but you hear another door unlock and you look over to see jeonghan again and you have no clue what to say because the most beautiful person on earth is being so sweet to you
  • and he smiles again when he meets your gaze and he’s like “glad you’re not sick” and you’re like “um,,,,thank,,,thank you for worrying about me?” and jeonghan shrugs and he’s like 
  • “ive always worried about you, you come home looking tired and i hope you’re not overdoing it.” and you can’t help but want to like d i e because,,,,w h a t,,,, he’s been worrying about you???? what kind of romance movie plot,,,,,
  • but then jeonghan leans a little closer and he’s like “if you feel sick, knock on my door. i have some medicine and ginger my mother sent over.” and you’re like ,,,,o,,,,,okay,,,,,,,
  • and jeonghan touches your cheek softly and heads for the stairs 
  • and you’re like am i imagining things or is,,,, ‘the perfect son in-law’ interested in me,,,,,,,
  • but no you’re not imagining things because jeonghan stops midway down the stairs and is like leaning against the wall because he’s happy you’re not sick but gOD he really just invited you over,,,,,,to his house,,,,the neighbor he’s liked for so long,,,,,,,,,,,,

Vernon

  • tries to act cool and independent but always has to call over someone to kill any bugs he finds in his house
  • he’s got really bad luck because while he tries to look aloof and grown up he ends up tripping over things or walking into walls or getting himself stuck between the elevator doors and ,,,,,,,,, everyone in the building is like “he’s such a cute kid!” and vernon is like im NOT a kid,,,,,,,,,,,
  • but c’mon he once screamed because he thought the shadow of the neighborhood cat was a ghost
  • but this unconscious dorkiness is what makes him so lovable and everyone’s always asking him to say something in english and vernon is like “good morning” and everyone’s like WOW SKILL TALENT
  • the type to ride a scooter everywhere,,,,,,,,seungcheol passes by on his bike and is like ??? and vernon is like “scooters are the new Aesthetic”
  • has one of those cool beds that’s like a bunkbed but the top is the bed and the bottom is a desk area 
  • and he’s bought a lot of composing equipment and he has a collection of headphones and other cool things that pertain to music all around his apartment
  • and it isn’t that messy, but it’s all in dark tones like his little sister visits and always insists that vernon change his bed sheets from grey to like yellow and vernon is like ‘im a cool guy, cool guys don’t have yellow sheets’ and his sister is like uh huh ok
  • you actually don’t know vernon that well, but you know his sister because you work part-time at a grocery around the block from your building and when she visits vernon she always stops by to get food and complain a bit about how brother n EVER eats actual meals
  • and you think she’s the most adorable girl on this side of the planet so you always sneak in free ice-cream or candy for her 
  • and as you’re getting home from your shift one day, the elevator opens and there’s vernon and his sister and once she sees you she’s like !!!!!!! and drags vernon over to you and she’s like 
  • “i didn’t know you lived here too!!! this is the brother im always talking about, are you guys friends???” and you and vernon are both embarrassingly like not really,,,
  • and his sister pouts and she’s like “when im not around, can you take care of him for me? im worried he’s not getting enough sun and -”
  • and vernon coughs because sOFIA you’re embarrassing,,,,,me,,,,,
  • but you’re like “ok, i will!! good neighbors take care of each other ^^”
  • and vernon kind of tries hard to keep from turning pink when you ask if that’s ok with him and he’s like ,,,,,, sure anything to calm down my sister
  • and it’s funny because sofia is looking between you and vernon and she’s like 
  • “you’d look cute together you know, my brother is single-”
  • and vernon is like OOOO KA ay,,,,,,time to go nice talking to you neighbor bye bye
  • and you watch as he like dashes off and he’s like c’mon sofia but she stays back a bit and leans over like 
  • “i think he’s shy,,,,,he’s like that. but it’s a good sign, i think he’s interested too~~”
  • and you’re like oh my,,,,,,,
  • but also can you believe sofia. the real matchmaker mvp 

Dino 

  • get mistaken for someone who doesn’t live alone, but who still lives with their parents because what???? you can afford to pay rent on your own?????
  • but tbh he’s quite independent, and a quick learner like ask any of the other seventeen neighbors who self taught themselves to make chicken tenders from scratch??? no one. except dino who learned from the nice grandma down the hall
  • sometimes gets in trouble for playing music too loud but he’s too cute for any1 to stay mad at for 2 long
  • can be spotted playing tag with the younger kids if their parents have to go get groceries or something, he gets a side job as a babysitter sometimes because kids love him???? he’s so good with them because he has so much energy??
  • his own apartment is a lot like him, it’s colorful and the most important thing is his speakers that are the only thing he keeps relatively clean. his desk is littered with clothes and notebooks and candy wrappers from late night snacks
  • has photos of his parents performances up on his wall and in his closet he has it separated into : dance costumes and normal clothes 
  • all his refrigerator magnets are in the shape of dinos,,,how cute
  • he practices dancing by himself late into the night so a lot of the time he ends up getting hungry and ordering pizza on a whim and,,,,,one day he gets a pizza but it’s like???? an extra large size because the orders got screwed up and dino is like: i cannot. finish this
  • and he considers calling vacuum cleaner hyung (minghao + mingyu) but it’s late so instead he’s like “maybe the neighbor will want some!!!”
  • that neighbor is you,,,,,he’s also up doing some late night work and when you hear the doorbell you’re like ?????? it’s 1 in the morning,,,,,is it a robber??? and you grab a nearby pot just in case but when you open the door slowly
  • you just see dino,,,,,with his kindhearted smile and a plate stacked with??? pizza slices
  • and he’s like “i don’t know if you like pizza, but i have a lot left over and i thought if you were awake you’d like some !!!” and he grins and puts out the plate and you’re like ???? but also,,,,,,,,pizza for FREE,,,,,,,yum yum
  • and you gladly accept and dino is like happy because he’s made you happy and for a second you two stand there a bit awkwardly and you’re like “do you want to come in?” and dino is like “well,,,,it’s late but we never properly introduced ourselves as neighbors so??”
  • and you’re like it’s fine come in sorry for the mess and you go over to your kitchen, dino following behind and you’re like “so why are you up at this ungodly hour?” and dino is like “im practicing!! i dance~” and you’re like OOOO show me 
  • and dino clears your sofa a bit and starts busting out all these cool moves and you’re eating pizza and clapping and you’re like encore!!! as a silly joke but he really does start doing another routine
  • and you’re like holy hell i never knew i lived next door to such a talented person!! 
  • and dino blushes red and he’s like “im still practicing, it’s just a hobby for now,,,,” but you’re like “seriously, you could be a PRO, you should try becoming an idol?”
  • and dino is like wHA,,,, i could NEVER and you’re like “you’d do great!! you’re a nice person, you dance well, and you’re cute!” and the word cute just makes dino scrunch up his nose,,,,,but he likes it and he’s like 
  • “maybe ill look around for some auditions!!” and you set down the pizza to give him a thumbs up and you’re like “once you become an idol, ill be your number one fan - i promise~” and dino is like alsfgkfsdkh don’t say that that’s so cheesy
  • but you’re like “you know what’s really cheesy? this FREE PIZZA”
  • dino: “good pun!!!!!!!!!!!”
  • you: “i know right!!!!!!”
  • you’re both laughing so damn hard you accidentally wake the other neighbors LOL 

I can just imagine how making that trailer went:

“Are you sure you don’t want to put in anything regarding the plot?”

“No, this is perfect.”

“Are you sure you don’t even wanna swap out the first few seconds? Or the scene just in the corsets? They’re a little Fifty Shades of Grey. But like gay.”

“Exactly.”

“Okay…what about the end walking scene?”

“No. That is squad goals.”

“All the dancing?”

“Absolutely not changing that.”

“Are you sure? All of this is really-”

“No. Now say it with me: I am going to give the gays everything. they. want.”

“I am going to give the gays everything they want.”

“Damn right.”

mbti types as reactions to the last jedi
  • ISTJ: it was the worst one
  • ISFJ: it was the best one!
  • INFP: so many stormpilot gifsets
  • ESFJ: so many reylo gifsets
  • ENFP: um actually reylo is trash
  • ENTJ: um actually in the expanded universe
  • INTP: *buys every new star wars LEGO set*
  • ESTP: i don't like those movies *is lying*
  • ESTJ: i don't like those movies *is telling the truth*
  • ISFP: say what you want about the plot but the cinematography was a cut above
  • INFJ: 9 Predictions for What's Going to Happen in Star Wars Episode IX
  • INTJ: 12 Fan Questions Left Unanswered by The Last Jedi
  • ENFJ: rip carrie fisher :( forever in our hearts <3 <3
  • ENTP: review bombing on rotten tomatoes
  • ISTP: porg memes
  • ESFP: shirtless kylo ren memes

anonymous asked:

Was anyone expecting anything different when Disney took over? People like Kennedy don't actually care for the Star Wars universe or what the fans want. Just about how to bring in the most $$$. And that's exactly the reason why TFA played it safe by rehashing old ideas.

For all the criticism I give Disney, I feel it’s only fair that I also argue from their perspective in the situation regarding the show.

Another reason for its cancellation aside from it being a very expensive production venture is stated by Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter in 2016: [x]

Big factor in the show’s ultimate fate. It’s intended audience stopped watching. Kids aged out, new kids didn’t come

Basically, viewership ratings were going down at the time. It wasn’t until the show was added to Netflix that you had older viewers revisit or discover the show anew that interest heightened again.

In addition, the content was beginning to grow more mature and dark that would not be as suitable or appropriate for the younger audiences that are targeted on DisneyXD.

I have to say that with all these details stacked against the show, I can understand why Disney cancelled the show.  However, with the renewed interest in Star Wars and The Clone Wars, it’s all the more reason for the show and its stories to return in some form.

It’s a matter of showing that this is a financial venture worth exploring. That’s why demonstrating a strong following is important.

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anonymous asked:

For those of us who don't want to get spoiled overall how did you feel about the reylo in this movie without saying plot points? Like was it satisfying/ what you wanted? Sorry if this it too general but i'm trying to set my expectation lol. Also can't wait for scavenger's hoard!! I love hearing you guys talk

It was more than I could have ever hoped for.

Figure Skating and the Media

I’d like to build on @chibura​​‘s notes after Cup of Russia, which I shared the other day, and which I’d highly recommend you to go through if you have the time. My favorite part is her take on the media, which is as scathing as it is fair, and makes for an enlightening read. 

I am not trying to justify the media’s questionable practices, far from it. However, I want to point out that in this day and age, when the impact of an article is measured less by its ability to inform and more by the number of clicks it attracts, it should be to nobody’s surprise that sensationalism dictates a large part of the media’s modus operandi. The same is true for all kinds of sport journalism (if you can still call that journalism), but is even more prevalent in coverage of figure skating, a sport whose judging system is frequently viewed as esoteric, whose chance to be in the spotlight of public interest comes only once every 4 years, both of which factors serve to render it, at best, exotic, and at worst, incomprehensible and therefore uninteresting. 

It is no secret that skating, for all the rise in popularity it enjoys in the East, has gradually lost its traction in the Western world. There are many different ways one could take to revitalize interest in skating among the North American and European audience. It just so happens that among those, sensationalism is the fastest and overtly most effective, at least in the short term. It’s too much work to educate the public on the technical requirements and too highbrow to discuss the artistry. Perception of esoteric, remember? We don’t want to perpetuate that. Now the drama, the rivalry, the glory of the title Olympians, the honor that comes only once in a lifetime, the nationalistic pride, in short, the narratives, those are much easier to, yes, narrated, and, if need be, conjured up on demand.    

Moreover, from the media’s perspective, we are, as of today, already in the short term. The Winter Olympics is barely half a year away and that sets a definite deadline for them to rack up points for figure skating in the mass’ popularity index, that which would eventually transform into the oh-so-precious increase in viewership of TV broadcasts. The media might even manage to trick itself into thinking that it is doing good for skating. After all, what harm can come from attracting more viewers to the sport? The end justifies the means, right? Sure, once the Olympics is over, the adrenaline spent and the temporary curiosity satisfied, figure skating will recede once again to its obscure spot, but that would be somebody else’s problem. It is also easy, in between Olympic cycles, to pen heartfelt pieces lamenting the decline of a once beloved sport and berating the ISU for its inefficiency. It is even easier to find another non-mainstream sport to push into the spotlight. Look, isn’t that Tokyo 2020 rounding the corner? 

So, for this entire skating season, do please brace yourself for a barrage of historical trends being misinterpreted, statistics being misrepresented, rivalry being forged from the most tenuous of contexts, controversy being made up and then dramatized and then blown out of proportion, kings and queens and rising stars and has-beens being crowned and then denounced and then crowned again just as quickly after each competition. I have lived through Torino, Vancouver, Sochi, and I can tell you the exact same cards have been laid down in the past, are being picked up this year, and will be played again 4 years later. The only significant difference between now and Torino is in the speed at which (mis)information is being created and disseminated, and together with it, an ever-increasing pressure on journalists to strive for the latest updates, the hottest news, the most scandalous stories, and a corresponding deterioration in their sense of responsibility and their ability to care. Not all journalists are like that, but their reaches are being overshadowed by those who are.

So, for this entire skating season, as fellow skating fans, may I be so bold as to invite you to, together with me, look at everything the media reports with a grain of salt, to be more cautious with what we are being led to believe, and to try our best in discerning fact from alternative facts? 

I should also point out, however, that the media cannot be blamed for everything. They are for profit organizations, and their promotional strategy for figure skating, from a business point of view, is legitimized by the fact that there are not a small number of people out there who watch this sport for the stories and who are thrilled not by the jumps and spins and steps themselves but by the associative heroics and the dramatic undercurrents. I was pointed by @the50-person, the other day, to a post where the blogger essentially say that they don’t want to see Yuzuru Hanyu winning, through no fault of his own, but rather because him winning is boring and does not fit their preferred narrative (the original post has since been deleted, but as we all know, The ‘Net Remembers). 

If you happen to be one of those people, well, listen, may I politely suggest the possibility that watching real life sports is not the most suitable form of entertainment for you? I’d think what you are searching for is no sporting action, but a story with a sport background. Think about it and let me know if I am not wrong, and then message me, if you want, I’d be most happy to recommend you works of fiction in any form you prefer (books, TV shows, movies, manga, anime) which cater exactly to your entertainment appetite. If you are partial to a certain type of plot, say for example one where the underdog miraculously prevails against a challenging opponent, I can also point you to specific titles containing such story line. In return, I ask only that you say this out loud and then keep it in mind: real athletes are NOT fictional characters. See, it’s not that difficult, isn’t it, to stay sane, rational, and disentangle fantasy from reality?  

I’d like to make one final point, and I should warn you that this will appear entirely counter-intuitive: please, if you have the means, contribute financially to your sporting news outlet of choice, preferably a primary source. To echo John Oliver from one of my favorite Last Week Tonight episodes, the less we are willing to pay for the work of journalists, the more their business has to rely on ads revenue to survive, the more callous they have to be in generating contents whose sole aim is to attract the most number of views, which lowers the quality and in turn makes us even less willing to pay. It’s a vicious, toxic cycle which would not stop unless we consciously make the choice to break away.    

*please visualize an adequate apology for ranting and long post here because I have run out of them*

P.S. This week my updates will be sporadic and I’m not going to be very responsive to asks and messages *visualize another apology here please* because I’m rather tied up with selling my soul to capitalism (an activity more commonly known as working).

NON-SPOILER REVIEW OF PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

HOLY CRAP IT IS FINALLY HERE! Let me tell you, I have been anticipating this film since it was announced that Javier would be playing the villain back in 2015. I have tracked it, followed it, and kept an eye on it for two years straight now… and now I’ve seen it! So, was it good?

Let’s start with the pros of this film, because there are quite a few!

- The CGI in this film was absolutely incredible. It was groundbreaking. The ships looked amazing, the open waters were beautiful, the creatures in the film looked awesome, and of course, Capitan Salazar’s CG hair looked seamless. No complaints there.

- The acting in this film was great. Johnny Depp was as usual, fantastic in his role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and he was hilarious as usual. I was fortunate to see the film in a rather packed IMAX theater, and the crowd loved Jack and his humor. The new cast members were great, as well. Though personally, I found Henry to be the better of the two new young faces. He had a more compelling motivation, and was a better actor than Kaya, I thought. Javier Bardem as Capitan Armando Salazar was fantastic, though I expected nothing less. He was menacing, terrifying, unpredictable, and still carried a bit of that Javier charm that he adds to every role. Loved it. Best part of the movie.

- Capitan Salazar is a pro in himself. He was a fantastic villain whom you really understood and even could empathize with. However, I do have one complaint about the character that I will address further down.

- This film did a great job at really recapturing that sense of adventure that some of the other films lacked. It was amazing to hear that iconic Pirates score and watch Jack Sparrow try and escape his ill-fortune once again. For that, I commend the filmmakers a job well done.

- The score in this film is fantastic as well. Though it isn’t Hans Zimmer this time around, the new composer did a fantastic job. There were several moments in the film where the music was just breathtaking, AND THE SCORE WHEN THE CREDITS ARE ROLLING WAS AMAZING. If anyone knows the title of that track, I would appreciate the info!

Let’s get to some cons, because there are a few things that did bother me a little.

- The new characters were not very compelling. In particular, I found that I really didn’t care at all about Carina, even though there is a major plot reveal in the film that ties in with her. I found that her acting was okay, but she in herself lacked a bit. Her motivation for searching for the Trident wasn’t quite strong enough and kind of got lost in the storyline.

- Which reminds me… in the middle of the film, the plot gets a bit convoluted. You have Barbossa’s ships, Salazar’s ship, the British Navy’s ships, and Jack’s ship, and they are all pretty much chasing after each other. I could have done without the British Navy subplot, though they and their ship did suffer a pretty awesome fate. But the film did kind of jump around a lot, and at times it was difficult to keep up.

- Captain Salazar. NOW HOLD UP. YOU KNOW I HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT JAVS OR HIS BADASS GHOST VILLAIN, so take a breath. My con, is that once again, I felt like Javier’s villain was a bit underutilized. We see him quite a bit, and his presence in the film is the central plot point that keeps the characters moving to their destination. His character is what keeps that sense of urgency present throughout the movie. However, I wanted more. Better yet, I wanted to see Salazar come up with some sort of plan or strategy. I just needed more Salazar overall, as he was my favorite part of the movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is not a perfect film, nor was it ever supposed to be. I think that that is where many critics get lost. They expect every damn movie they see to be the greatest thing ever. No. Take it for what it is, Pirates 5 is a fun, entertaining adventure film that will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It may not be the best adventure film ever, but it has a lot of heart, and it shows.

My score 8/10

Move together. A Yousana AU - Chapter 1

Summary   Read it also on ao3

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Chapter 1

“What is this?!”

“Uh…the new script of your movie?”

“Don’t play with me, Agnes. Since when has my character a love interest?”

Sana loves being an actress. She loves starting new projects, getting to know the new crew and her character. However, there are things regarding her job that she does not like too much. Like last minute changes in the script that seem completely unnecessary to her. So when she finds out that they have introduced a new character and that it’s no other than a love interest, the first thing she does is storming into her agent’s office to ask for an explanation.

“It just got added. Why? What’s wrong with a love interest?”, Agnes knows that Sana doesn’t like last minute changes but still she hopes she can find a way to calm her down.

“There’s nothing wrong with a love interest, when it makes sense to the story. I don’t think that a love interest is necessary in this movie”

“Sana, I think the writers know what they’re doing.”, Sana’s agent says calmly. Someone here has to be.

“I just don’t understand why the new character can’t just be a friend. Why does it have to be a boyfriend?”

“I see your point but it’s too late to change now. They’ve already cast the role!”

“Wait, what? Who?”, Sana asks frowning, she hasn’t seen anyone new on set.

“It’s a newcomer. You might have heard of him anyway. Yousef Acar.”

“Yousef Acar? Wasn’t he a model? Does he even know how to act?” Sana can’t believe this.

“Let’s hope he does or it’s going to be a long three months of filming.”

“Great, so not only have they introduced a totally unnecessary love interest but they also casted an egocentric model who doesn’t even know how to act for it” Sana says exasperated, she’s put so much effort into this project for it to be ruined by an amateur, even if she knows everyone deserves a chance.

“Sana, don’t you think you’re being prejudiced now? You’re usually not like this.”

“I don’t have anything against models, I just don’t think that he’s ready for a big movie like this.” Is she being too harsh? She only wants the movie to turn out really good.

“So what are you saying?”, Agnes asks Sana, waiting for a clear request Sana obviously has.

“That maybe he shouldn’t have so many scenes. Most of them aren’t really necessary for the plot. When I’m searching for my long lost sister I’m not looking for a boyfriend, I’m just looking for someone that can help me find her in that foreign country.” Sana really can’t hide her annoyance in that last sentence. She loves a good romantic plot like the next person but in this movie, when it’s about sisterly love, it’s honestly not necessary.

“But Sana, if they cut those scenes, they would be cutting your scenes too. Do you realize that?”

“Yes, I do. But it’ll be better in the big picture. I’ll gladly have less scenes if that means the story doesn’t turn into a huge cliche”
When she got the script to this movie Sana instantly loved it and really doesn’t want it to be ruined by something like this.

“Alright, if it means so much to you .. I’ll talk to the writers and see what we can do.” Agnes knows how Sana always tries to make every single one of her projects as great as she can. If she didn’t believe that this is the right choice, she wouldn’t be so adamant.

“Thank you Agnes, you know you’re my favorite agent”, Sana says cheerfully as she turns around and leaves the room.

“I’m your only agent!”, She hears Agnes say after her


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Yousef had never thought about acting. Being completely honest, he had never thought about modeling either, that had been just his way of trying to help his parents. But he really liked his job. So when his agent told him that they were thinking about him as the love interest of a new movie he just couldn’t say no. The fact that the main character was played by the one and only Sana Bakkoush didn’t hurt either.

While the thought of working with Sana Bakkoush, on a real movie set, is exciting to him, Yousef can’t stop worrying. He’s never acted before and he really looks up to Sana. She’s from Oslo, as Yousef is, and she has managed to make a name for herself in the Hollywood industry. The last thing Yousef wants is to screw up and end up looking like a complete idiot in front of her. And of course, he wouldn’t want to see the project ruined because of his inexperience.

Yousef has been on sets before. He is a model, not only did he do photoshoots but also short advertisement in video form. However, the set for a movie like this is completely different. He is overwhelmed the first time he sets foot on the set. People running around trying to get the props perfect, adjusting lights, rolling cameras to the right position. Needless to say Yousef feels unsure of what to do.

“Who are you?”, Yousef hears from behind him and quickly spins around to be faced with a guy who looks at him skeptically.

“Uh…I’m Yousef, Yousef Acar? I play Hakan, the love interest in the movie.”, he answers, hoping that he didn’t sound unsure of that fact.

“You shouldn’t be here. The writers are waiting for you”

“Oh, where should I go, then?” Yousef wonders why they would want to see him now but decides not to ask. He would find out soon enough.

“Follow that hallway, second door to the left”

It’s not hard to find the right room. A sign on the door says ‘Writers room’. Still, why does Yousef feel like it’s the wrong room? Even when it’s painfully obvious that that’s not the case. Taking a deep breath, looking down on himself to check if he’s presentable, Yousef lifts his hand and knocks.

“Come in!”, he hears and finally opens the door.

He did not know what to expect. How could a writers room look like? Well, he’s still surprised to see three people, two men and a woman, sitting at a big table, with laptops in front of them. It’s a relatively big room and has huge windows. Why is Yousef concentrating on insignificant things like this? Because he’s too nervous to do something that could go wrong.

“You must be Yousef.”, one of the men says. Yousef knows the names of everyone in this room but right now he’s not able to remember them.

Yousef nods and steps closer to shake each person’s hand.

“It’s nice to meet you.”

The woman smiles at him. “Likewise.”

“I’ve been told that you were waiting for me?” He attempts to sound confident and not like he has no clue of what he’s doing here.

“Yes. We wanted to welcome you into the crew.”, the younger one of the two men says with a smile.

“And also give you this, it’s the new script”, the woman adds, holding out a stack of paper to Yousef.

“New script?” The confusion is clear to be seen on his face.

“Yes. There have been a few changes.” Changes?

“Oh, okay. I got the script just yesterday evening so I thought..” Yousef had to learn quite a lot of lines since yesterday evening. They would not start filming today, at least he wouldn’t, but he needs to rehearse.

“Yes, but the main actress made a request to which we changed some things.”, the older guy says.

A request to change the script last minute? Why would that happen?

“Something I should be worried about?”

“No, just that we had to cut four of your scenes”

“For something in particular?” He just doesn’t understand why they would change things so shortly before the start of filming.

“The actress was just not comfortable with those”

Not comfortable? She’s an actress. Shouldn’t she be used to have a love interest in the movies? He probably has seen all her movies so he knows that for sure. Then what is the problem? It’s not like there was some intimate scene that could make her uncomfortable, he would’ve understood that. But that Sana made an explicit request to shorten those scenes or take them out completely gave Yousef a feeling of disappointment. He thought that Sana was the type of girl that wouldn’t let the fame get to her head. Clearly, he was wrong.He just can’t grasp it. Sana already plays the main character of the movie. Why would she want to take away from other actor’s screentime? It’s not like he cared that much about screentime. He only wants to enjoy the experience and do his job. But still. It’s his first acting job and the first thing he is told is that he’ll be in less scenes than he thought he would be in and that the reason for that is that “the actress was just not comfortable with those”. How is he supposed to not care? He can’t help but feel sad. He was really looking forward to working with Sana and learning from her. But now, he’s not so sure anymore.One of the reasons he was so excited to work on this movie was that Sana Bakkoush is playing the main character. Someone who Yousef thought was not like many other Hollywood-actors. Well, she had just proved that she’s like the rest.

“Okay…I should get going then, work on the new script and so on”, Yousef says, he really needs to get out of that room.

“Of course, go get to work”

“Thank you again for choosing me”

“We’re sure we made the right choice with you, just don’t make us be wrong about it”

Yousef leaves the room and closes the door behind him while looking at the new script in his hands. He had to read all those pages just yesterday and now he can do it all over, with ‘a few’ changes. Turning the pages Yousef tries to see which parts have been rewritten or taken out completely. He’s so focused on what he’s reading that he doesn’t see the person turning the corner at the same time he is until he bumps into them, the script almost falling to the floor.

“Oh, I’m sorr..”, he looks up from his script to see who he bumped into. His eyes land on the girl he has been thinking about in the past ten minutes. The girl that made the writers change the script last minute and take away from his scenes. He’s looking at no other than Sana Bakkoush. A script in her hand, coffee in her other hand. He thought their first meeting would have been different.

“I’m sorry.”, he finally says. “I was focused on the script and I didn’t see you”

“It’s fine, I wasn’t paying attention either”

“Hi, I’m…”

“I know who you are” Sana interrupts him “You’re the love interest”

“Well, I prefer Yousef, if you don’t mind”, He says annoyed, he’s getting tired of everyone referring to him as just the love interest.

Sana raises her eyebrows at the boy. He prefers Yousef? Well, Sana prefers a lot of things, like not having a love interest for her character when it’s not necessary, for example, and still there she is, accepting the facts. She wants to reply with a snarky comment, but she knows that wouldn’t be wise. She’ll have to spend a lot of time with that boy and the least she can do is try to be polite, even if she really doesn’t feel like doing that.

“Okay, Yousef”, She says putting emphasis on his name “I guess I’ll see you soon”

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anonymous asked:

do you think sarah gets her memories back

Oof, well that is the million dollar question, I suppose. 
short answer: yes, most of them, in time. there were enough signs in vs the goodbye to suggest that her memories could to some degree be recovered, and we all wanna be positive, so sure, she gets her memories back.
long answer: ??? here’s the thing, i really don’t know what i want to have happened post-finale. it’s been years and I still haven’t settled on say, my ideal chuck movie plot, or one concept for the future for chuck and sarah. i’ve even written a post-finale fic and i just abandoned it because i truly didn’t know what i wanted to happen. but i do have a couple ideas about the memories that i like, and since i saw that you sent this ask to at least one other person, anon, since angie answered it really nicely, imma ramble you my ideas, which i’m sure is no surprise to anyone.

i think it’s super gradual. i don’t think that, after the One Magical Kiss ends, sarah magically remembers everything, she goes back to chuck, it’s all fine and they immediately settle down, have kids, become security people or whatever their idea for carmichael industries was, and that’s it. but i do think, in that kiss, sarah feels something. maybe the kiss is familiar, maybe she has a vague sense that she’s done this before, but it’s just out of reach, or maybe she just really likes the kiss, but there’s something there. enough that, even if she does go try to ~find herself, she comes back sooner or later. turns up on the doorstep of the apartment and tells chuck she can’t tell why, but she knows that wherever he is is where she’s meant to be. she maybe even says, “you’re my home, chuck”, and he just about stops from fainting. because she has no idea that what she just said has already been said by her, a lifetime ago with a suitcase.
things come back slowly, with no rhyme or reason, and she hates it. she remembers little insignificant things that chuck didn’t tell her in their story– hanging up on Beckman after/in between their kiss in the hotel room in paris, but she can’t remember the kiss itself. it’s infuriating, everything feeling just out of her grasp, hidden behind something in her mind she can’t breach. one day they’re down in castle, say, and there’s that wall down there that’s painted bright blue right by the armory, with candy jars stacked on shelves in front of it, and as chuck’s walking around sarah finds herself staring at this jar of orange sweets, in front of the blue wall, and she turns to chuck and says “what was the orange orange? it sold yogurt, right?” and chuck just about stops from fainting again (this happens a lot, mostly with every memory. it’s a big deal.) because he hadn’t really covered the orange orange in their story, just said she had two cover jobs near the Buy More, and with the yogurt store shut down now it’s just a memory. but those colours put together, blue and orange, spark it. he tries it with other stuff, finds clothes she wore on particular missions, objects related to things they’d done, but it doesn’t work. there’s no sense to the memories, no idea what triggers them– much, i guess, like the intersect right at the start of the show. and so chuck has to be there for sarah, much like she was for him, just to listen to the memories and tell her where they lie in their past.
they visit ellie and devon and clara in chicago and sarah can’t shake the feeling that only a few months before, she’d held a gun to her sister-in-law (because she still remembers all of that fine) and now she wants her in her house, with her child. ellie has pictures framed all over their new home, ones sarah hasn’t seen before, or at least not since her memories were taken, and there’s a candid of her and chuck dancing at ellie & devon’s wedding, and when sarah closes her eyes, she can hear the music that played. she remembers that she was about to tell chuck she didn’t want to save the world, she just wanted to be with him, and then she remembers, abruptly, Bryce lying dead in the intersect room, and she realizes that not every memory is going to be a nice one.
but, of course, as this happens, as they get to know each other again, as she’s re-learning her life, sarah realizes that she’s falling in love with the man she’d already fallen in love with. so she gradually goes from sleeping in the guest room in the apartment to slipping between the sheets next to him, one evening, wordlessly, and he just nods and she nods and that’s that. she gets back into habits, making breakfast, making dinner, watching movies by his side, getting closer and closer on the couch. who gets to fall for the same man twice, after all?
one day she walks up to him, in the middle of the day, rises on her toes and looks him in the eye and murmurs “don‘t freak out” and kisses him. it’s just as good as the beach, and once more she feels what she did then, that sense of knowing how to kiss him, knowing his touch, feeling like she’s done this before. maybe a memory comes back, maybe it doesn’t. it doesn’t seem to matter anymore.
on their wedding anniversary, she wakes up early, cooks chuck an omelette and can’t work out why he stares at her when she turns around and greets him good morning. they’re both keenly aware that this day is not going to go as they’d both thought it would, on their wedding day just a year before. though she knows he’s trying, chuck looks sad and a little distant all day, until in the middle of the afternoon she cracks and asks if they can watch their wedding video. she’d found it inamongst their dvds months ago but hadn’t had the courage to ask. she has it now. they watch it, and chuck cries because he remembers it all, and sarah cries because she doesn’t remember much, and she doesn’t know how to be the woman she sees on the television screen, carefree and happy and hopeful and without the world ripped from under her feet. in the present, she just kisses chuck, holds him close, tells him she’s so sorry she can’t remember it, the dress, the moments, their twist-tie rings they’d used in their practise and then in the ceremony too, for some reason, except he pauses then and frowns and she realizes she hadn’t really known that. they were in the video, but she didn’t know the context as to why, and chuck had told her about their practise run but hadn’t mentioned the rings. another memory, appearing from nowhere. chuck just kisses her and they cry a little more, wrapped up on the couch, and sarah sighs against him, tells him she loves him and she’s not sure how but she knows she never stopped, really, knows it’s right. he just gapes and tells her he loves her too, and she almost laughs because, in all of this mess, that’s the one thing she never doubted.

from there, i got nothing. but i think my point amongst all that ramble^ is, maybe every memory comes back, maybe some always stay distant. eventually, they don’t need them. it sucks, yes, for chuck to recall moments sarah can’t, and it hurts, for both of them, but they have their present, and their future, and that’s enough, in the end. those two are endgame no matter what gets thrown their way, and they’ll find their way back to each other and back to love, regardless. and no amount of forgotten memories can get in the way of that.

anonymous asked:

So I just saw TLJ for the second time... just after watching Episode VI. What do you have to say about the fact that Rey's plot in this movie was a direct copy of Luke's in VI??? I thought this movie was supposed to be about new ideas and themes, not the same plot all over again...

I don’t like the tone of this question, so let it be known that I’m probably not going to answer more questions like it. I’m honestly not really into these aggressive “defend yourself” questions. I just want to come at it in a place of love and respect for the movie and myself and even anon question askers.

my thought that I said earlier was that the movie basically said “drastic change is good, but nostalgia is a big part of star wars” and I don’t see why that doesn’t apply here. the situations were set up similarly, but they had different dynamics and they didn’t end the same at all. We can have throne room confrontations against great evil emperors, that’s a fun thing to do in star wars.

Warm Me Up Part 4

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Ever since they’d gone to get Sonic, Nico seemed a bit distant. He would talk to Will if he saw him, but he’d find a reason to leave. At first he didn’t mind. They were plausible reasons. He had to get his homework before his next class, or he needed to get his charger, or even because there was a show about to come on that he loved.

It wasn’t until he’d run into him while he was smoking that he realized it was on purpose.

He saw Nico at a table outside. He’d just sat down and he was pulling out a carton of cigarettes. He was alone, not really looking at anything in particular. He didn’t have a book or a laptop or any form of homework. It was just Nico in his leather jacket and scuffed boots with a newly lit cigarette pressed against his lips.

He walked over and nudged his shoulder. Nico looked up at him and offered a smile. “Hey,” he greeted.

“Hey. I thought you were trying to quit?”

Nico let out a long stream of smoke, away from Will and shrugged. “I am. Today’s a cheat day.” Will hummed. “Baby steps,” he shrugged.

He scratched his head and took a deep breath. Will nodded and figured he had no right to tell him how to quit. “Well, hey, I was going to watch that new movie that just came out, the one with the obsessed boyfriend or something. Did you want to go with me?”

Brown eyes, so dark they looked like onyx, flickered up to him. He furrowed his eyebrows slightly and sniffed. “I have an essay due online, I can’t. But thanks.” He flicked his cigarette then put it out on the ash tray. “I think I should work on that. I’ve been procrastinating here for a few hours already.”  

Will raised his eyebrows and clenched his jaw. He only hummed. The lie hurt, and it made him wonder what other lies Nico might have told him. The worst part was that Will knew he would’ve believed him if he hadn’t seen Nico walking and sitting down no more than ten minutes ago. And he’d put out a new cigarette just to get away.

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anonymous asked:

you must be so tired of these questions but I NEED to know so I have to ask, from one willabeth lover to another, are Will and Elizabeth together at the end of the movie? are they a couple at the end of it all? I'm too anxious to listen to the youtube video lol and I don't want to spoil the whole plot for myself you know but I have got to know where they stand at the end, even if it means knowing one of them is dead or whatever. Thank you and sorry to bother ya <3

Not a problem! I totally get what you mean because there were a couple of things I wish I hadn’t heard in the video, lol.

I’ll try and summarize everything I remember him saying about Will/Elizabeth/Henry because it all links together and I’m a very detailed, thorough person. I’ll bold their names though so you can skip through it if you want since this is probably gonna mention some other plot points. Under the cut, so it isn’t spoiled for anyone and everyone :)

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katytriestolearn  asked:

Hi! Do you have any German tv shows/movies/youtubers that you would recommend to me? I'm starting to learn but i like to listen and recognize the sounds and I'm getting bored of just write and learn grammar.

Hi! Yes, of course. I definitely recommend trying to get a grip on basic grammar and vocab first but since you seem to have that already, here is a list of things that you might want to check out, some of which I love very much (so this list is definitely influenced by my personal favourites haha but not all of them, I promise).

Before I start, though, I’d just like to say that most movies have German dubbing. Maybe try watching Harry Potter or something of the sort in German because you already know the plot and will know what they’re saying because you might have seen the movie many times before. But here goes the list:

Shows & movies:

  • Vincent will Meer - my favourite German movie about three people who drive to Italy. Vincent has tourette syndrome, Marie anorexia and the third guy has OCD. They flee from their psychiatry to drive to the sea and I just love the movie.
  • Lola Rennt - one of the best known German movies, a movie that has three different endings.
  • Fak Ju Göthe - comedy, quite vulgar sometimes but one of the most popular movies amongst young people
  • Kokowääh - movie about a man who suddenly has to take care of a little girl, has a sequel: Kokowääh 2
  • KeinOhrHasen - movie about a guy who falls in love with the kindergarten teacher he has to work with during probation, sequel: ZweiOhrKüken
  • Berlin Station - on Netflix (at least here in Germany) it’s a show that takes place in Berlin and mixes English and German with quite a few native speakers. Its German is rather advanced though and they mumble quite a bit but the series is really good.
  • Schuld - a new series with well known German actor Moritz Bleibtreu, each episode stands for itself and it’s about a defense lawyer and his cases. It only has one season thus far, though.
  • ZDF: Heute Show - pretty similar to the American “Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, Heute Show is a show of political satire held in Hochdeutsch that talks about the news. It’s currently on summer break but you can find a few episodes online still.

YouTubers:

  • Coldmirror - the most iconic German youtuber. She speaks quite quickly though and can impersonate a variety of dialects. But she’s hilarious. She even re-synchronised the entire first five Harry Potter movies.
  • LeFloid - presents news and makes short sketches, even made a Game of Thrones sketch with Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’gar) 
  • SpaceFrogs and SpaceRadio - comedy duo from Berlin who speak quite clear Hochdeutsch and make all kinds of funny videos
  • Gronkh - the most popular German LetPlayer
  • SarazarLP - another popular German LPer
  • KellyMissesVlog - vlogger and comedian 

anonymous asked:

The longer we go without a second trailer, the more hope I have for Reylo. They really are keeping everything under wraps, aren't they...

Obviously (and I don’t think you meant it this way don’t worry) they aren’t postponing the trailer just for Reylo, lol. But yeah, I feel like what it does say is that they (1) want to build up suspense + mystery (2) they are confident that they don’t need to over-hype their audience far in advance - they trust that the movie itself will be enough to draw in a crowd (3) they want to keep things as quiet as possible in terms of plot. They are only JUST NOW starting to get Adam talking about TLJ, and even in that he can only give NON-answers. Even Daisy and Mark can talk more about their characters than Adam. It’s just obvious that his character is the walking spoiler. It makes antis seem so ridiculously juvenile and hilarious, and that they think his relative “silence” is a sign that the last Skywalker is dying off in this film? Well… it just speaks to how poor their understanding in general is.

I feel pretty confident thus far that all the right steps are being taken toward redemption and Reylo. The hush-hush around plot and characters only reinforces that further. Why keep Kylo a secret if there’s nothing to hide? If he was going to be a predictable, boring villain who just gets darker and goes down a path “no one can follow” like his grandpa…. what’s the point of all this nonsense?

Why is Adam going around constantly talking about how he “doesn’t see Kylo as a villain” and “humanity?” Do any of the other actors who play villains talk about their characters that way? Domhnall literally just comes out and says, “I’m evil, yeah.” Gwendoline keeps going around talking about how “bad ass” Phasma is going to be in TLJ.

But Adam? Just keeps talking about the sensitive aspects of Kylo.

They’re prepping for certain expectations and trying to ease people into the idea that Kylo won’t be Vader 2.0. I think we’ll see Ben Solo by the end of TLJ, personally. I think we’ll see friendship/partnership Reylo in TLJ (hopefully a fight against Praetorian Guards!!!!!!) and romantic Reylo in IX.

EDIT: lol I called Mark “Luke” - edited to fix that **laughs at myself for 5 minutes**

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premise: modern AU chronicling the squad as they make their way through college and deal with general life things. 

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I didn’t want to see Collateral Beauty. It looked like slushy, glurgy Oscar bait. The trailer shows Will Smith (after the death of his daughter) writing letters to Death, Love, and Time, who then show up and start talking to him about his grief.

But then I found out what the movie is ACTUALLY about. The trailers LIED to you. HARD.

I won’t spoil the plot here, but suffice it to say it is a MASSIVE trainwreck. After hearing a detailed review of this movie, I knew I HAD to see it. I also wanted to take someone along who had only seen the trailers so that I could watch their reactions over the course of the movie.

Within five minutes, they were ticked off. By the end, they were shouting, “WHAT?!” at the screen as the credits rolled. And alllll the laughter I had been holding in until that point came flooding out.

This is one of the GREATEST movie-going experiences I have ever had in my LIFE.

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Since a sudden head cold put the kibosh on my other plans, I decided to spend my time sick in bed this weekend indulging in a bit of Youtube, and I happened to run across what I consider to be a real diamond in the rough.

Shrunken Heads (1994) was a Full Moon Entertainment picture originally conceived of by studio head Charles Band, directed by Richard Elfman, with a main theme composed by Danny Elfman, and written by Band and Matthew Bright (original member of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, writer of the cult classic Oingo Boingo vehicle Forbidden Zone (1980), and childhood friend of the Elfman brothers).

With that kind of a line-up, I’m honestly surprised the film isn’t more well-known and loved.  I personally found it really earnest and enjoyable, though there is no denying that it has its share of issues (most related to Hollywood ignorance, and the time in which it was made).

First, let’s talk about what makes this film interesting and unique.  The cast is likeable, and the acting is appropriate for this type of low-budget horror comedy (i.e., expect a few exaggerated stereotypes, but nothing too cringe-inducing).  Among the teen protagonists are Upstanding-to-a-fault Tommy, his jelly bean-loving friend Billy, naïve, asthmatic “new kid” Freddy, and good-girl-dating-the-bad-guy Sally (who legit looks like the Monster High doll face molds were based after her).  They are aided by the eccentric Mr. Sumatra, who’s said to be a former member of Haitian dictator François Duvalier’s Tonton Macoute death squad, and also engages in the practice of shrinking heads (yes…he’s a good guy).

The main antagonists consist of a gang known as the Vipers (assumed to be in their late teens/early 20′s), led by Sally’s boyfriend, Vinnie.  The Vipers answer to a mob boss known as Big Moe–a tough woman with a pompadour (referred to as “she” by everyone else) who is implied to at least have a preference for women (in the form of Mitzi, the stereotypical airheaded moll-with-a-heart-of-gold, with hair so big it actually caused lighting issues during the film’s production).

As I said before, there are some minor issues with the writing and presentation.  Mr. Sumatra (and that unlikely name only gets a pass due to being a pseudonym of the director) is supposed to be Haitian (described by the protagonists as both a “police officer” and a “magician”), yet his “voodoo” includes the practice of shrinking heads, which was only ever performed by certain tribes in South America.  In the filmmakers’ efforts to make this old man out to be a secret badass, he’s been given extremely questionable credentials for someone we’re meant to believe is an otherwise decent person (but then, I suppose the film is generously ambiguous about his ethics, though other characters do call them into question, which is refreshing).

The Vipers–and everyone else working for Big Moe–are negative mafia/greaser stereotypes straight out Old Hollywood and “rebellious teen” exploitation flicks.  If it weren’t for Sally’s early-90′s fashion sense, you’d almost wonder if this was meant to be a period film.  There are a couple of uncomfortable moments regarding the young cast that are explained/implied quickly enough so as not to linger (Tommy’s disembodied head flies under Sally’s shirt in order to rest against her heart–the closest a shrunken head really has to a “hug”–and Mr. Sumatra asks Sally a very inappropriate question that’s actually crucial to her performing a ritual incantation).  There’s also an awkward shower scene featuring a male character played by the director’s son, Bodhi Elfman (who was around 25 at the time, but sure as hell didn’t sound like it).

In spite of these flaws, the characters–even the stereotypical ones–come off as surprisingly human (Vinnie is distressed by what he does, even if only briefly, Big Moe cares about keeping Mitzi happy, and it is mentioned that Vinnie, Sally, and the Vipers all have abusive and neglectful situations at home).  Tommy is admittedly kind of a dickhead Gary Stu–not just in the way the heroine realizes she always loved him, but particularly in how he ends up endangering himself and his friends through his aggressive do-gooder attitude, but it should be remembered that the Vipers have been a constant source of torment for him and Billy since kindergarten, so it can be excused as ill-conceived vengeance.  Sally is a decent heroine that stands up for herself and others, even while still dating Vinnie.  She seems to adjust all too easily to the supernatural situation, but I suppose you can only deny so much after being visited by a flying head.

I don’t want to say much more about the actual plot (well, what isn’t already given away by the cover art), but I definitely recommend giving this one a chance.  There isn’t too much blood (there are a couple of mild throat-slashing deaths and cartoonish zombie makeup), and if you aren’t put off by the concept, the stereotypes, or the hasty mixing of foreign cultures, I think a lot of folks will get a kick out of it.

The movie can currently be viewed for free on Youtube here.

Bonus! Full Moon Video Zone “Behind the Scenes” Featurette.

how Disney finally got it right with Moana, a post by me

well, it took the better part of a century, but with Moana, Disney appears to have, at long last, created the quintessential ur-text of what’s required of a princess movie

disclaimer: i’m an east coast Jewish girl, so any claims one way or another about the depictions of Pacific Islander culture are way out of my lane. would love to hear the thoughts of any Polynesian followers!

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also say what you want about harley and the joker but in no other movie will you find a main couple where the man’s storyline revolves solely around the woman’s. the joker’s most significant interactions were with harley. his most important relationship was with harley. his entire plot is tied to harley. meanwhile harley’s got her own shit going on, she’s got important relationships with other characters, she’s off saving the mother fucking world. i could not be happier with this.