shit that happens to me

I can’t stop thinking about ‘it’s quite surreal’, and 'amazing, yeah. This is incredible, isn’t it?’ Because that’s how Sam and Anthony were last year. And they lost it so fast because people are awful.

With Theo and Samuel we have two young men, at the start of their career, and I just think that as a fandom we should be respectful of them and not invasive or over-excitable or rude or any of the other countless things we could do to them.

They’re human beings, doing a job that should probably be the most amazing, fun job in the world. And it looks like they’re going to be spectacular at it. But can we remember that they are just that? Human beings doing a job. They’re not toys. They’re not play things. They’re not characters. They’re not for us to speculate over or ship. They’re people with lives and families and friendships.

So can we please be kind to them and show them we care about them and value them, and not drive them away and make them jaded? Let them have this amazing experience without us ruining it for them.

They’re so young. And they deserve to enjoy themselves and keep the wonder we saw in the video today. Is that so much to ask? Can people please be nice?

I didn’t see this process play out from the beginning last time, but I know it’s coming this time and it’s horrible. It’s beginning already, and I hate everything about it.

I’d like to think that Jack regrets everything after they get off the island

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The OjiKiri friendship might as well be my favorite not-exactly-canon thing in bnha this part made me so happy - and 1B kids shenanigans too!! I’m g l a d

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Bonus-

He’s the only one that got an invitation like that >:}

Look @angel-with-a-pipette I finally did the thing we talked about forever ago. Hope I did it justice >.<

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THIS IS WHAT I WANT FROM MYSTERY PERSON AAAAAA

  • Jack: And the strike starts right damn now!
  • Davey: *leans over to whisper to Crutchie* Did he just cuss? I thought this was a Disney Musical.
  • Reporter: Neil Josten, do you have a girlfriend?
  • Neil: *Thinks of Andrew Minyard feeling comfortable enough with him to touch him and telling him to stay*
  • Neil: ...I have cats
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Leo’s different hair styles - ranking by @smilange ❤️️

bonus: Celine’s “favourite” hairstyle :D

The Handmaid’s Tale: marketing, then and now

Comparing the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale to the 1990 version is… weird, because the old one seems to have been made with a “haha, this could never happen; let’s play it like a fun adventure thriller and sell it as sexy as possible!” kind of attitude. I mean, the trailer has this bouncy narration that starts with “once upon a time…” and turns the dystopian element into more of a soap opera.

And just take a look at the promotional art:

(…I don’t think that was the message of the book, guys. Sure, Offred was longing for human touch, or pretty much any kind of human connection, but I think that the book was more about women being reduced to wombs with legs, not state-owned prostitutes… It was about the desperation of needing to give birth or face punishment. Everything about this dystopia was hyper-de-sexualized.)

Oh, and my favorite:

“A psychosexual movie shocker.” With what looks like half the cover of a cheesy romance novel, minus some buff shirtless guy.

(I also think it’s kind of funny that they say “once upon a time in the near future” sex became used for control and domination, as if rape and prostitution haven’t existed for centuries… but okay…)

I’ll admit I haven’t seen this version (or the Hulu one, for that matter), but I do appreciate that they cast a properly old and creepy man in the part of the Commander, and a properly aged woman for his Wife. The Hulu casting is a little youthful, if you ask me; the book characters felt very weathered, and I think it mentioned that they were supposed to be quite a bit older than Offred. Her “affair” with the Commander is supposed to feel very weird and unsettling, partially because he’s this old man who wants someone to play Scrabble with and dress up in sequins.

Anyway, then we had what I call the “holy shit these dystopias are too real” phase, culminating with the new Hulu adaptation of this particular dystopia, which is waaaay too relevant to today’s issues.

See? This is how you depict the feeling of objectification. Not with a topless woman bathed in flattering lighting – by objectifying a woman yourself, you’re not sending a message so much as continuing the trend. Especially when you sell your film as some kind of sexy romance. “Branded, sold, controlled: she belongs to The State” doesn’t quite cut it; this very simple, very clear message does. Offred is no longer human, she doesn’t have a face; she is just an object. Objectified.

(This also has some fantastic layering because it recalls the messages that you might find scrawled across the bathroom mirror meant to demean other girls; part of Gilead’s system involves pitting women against each other: Wives against Handmaids, Handmaids against Aunts, even Handmaids against each other out of jealousy and in the Red Center with their slut-shaming. To stay in power, the men at the top make sure that the women below them are too occupied with resenting each other that they forget to look up at who the real enemy is.)

*holy FUCK*

Now THAT is how you market a dystopia. This story is not some scandalous fantasy set in the near-but-distant future; it’s a warning, of what might be lurking just around the corner. The Handmaid’s Tale is an incredibly frightening book to read today, because of the things that are being allowed to happen in our society. It shows what happens when we let sexism flourish, when ecological and political crises make us paranoid enough about national security that we let the people in power take away our rights. It is a fucking nightmare.

what i want for dorian in tog
  • someone to sit down and listen to him and talk to him about the valg prince
  • and then rub his back when he cries
  • and someone to reassure him he isn’t a monster
  • and to spoon his nightmares away when he sleeps
you are not their fan

you are not their fan if you invade and feel entitled to their privacy, whether that be their private social media accounts, their homes, or anything else they’ve decided is qualified as ‘private’ and ‘not for the fans/public’. you are also not their fan if you take advantage of invasions of privacy, whether you were the direct perpetrator or not.   

you are not their fan if you cause them fear and/or pain, either because you won’t leave them alone (i.e. stalking them, which is a crime, btw) or you’re constantly tearing into aspects of their life they didn’t give you permission to access. 

you are not their fan if you make places that are supposed to their safe and private paces, especially their homes (regardless of what country they’re currently staying in) feel unsafe and threatened 

i’m going to repeat this.

you are not their fan if you cause them pain, or fear, or invade their privacy, or stalk them, or break in to their homes, or chase them down the highway and cause them to get into car accidents or any of the other innumerable fucked up shit that goes down. you are not entitled to their lives - yes, they may be famous and in the public eye but they are not toys. they are human beings and you are hurting them, you are creating toxic environments for them, you are causing them pain and fear. 

this shit doesn’t prove you love them - if you loved them like you claim to do, you’d respect them but this shit is the height of disrespect and is the product of unhealthy obsession. when this shit happens, it proves you that you don’t see them as human beings, but as - toys, as things that exist for solely for your enjoyment, not deserving of basic human rights.  

you are not their fan. and fuck you

oh wow look at those two go

Oh by the way. To any followers who aren’t into SnK..... I’m really sorry. You’re going to have to suffer every Saturday until it’s over. My condolences.