shooting the town

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Why you should give Z Nation a (second) chance
Why you should stop comparing it to Walking Dead
Why you should definitely be PATIENT with it and only decide whether you like it after the major turning point that is episode 1.6.

bonus:

youtube

can someone please make this a meme

Here’s a small compilation of several mashups I’ve created over these years. Most weren’t released up ‘till this moment.

Yes, it’s possible those or similar mashups already were done by other people, due to the generic nature of source material - this mix, however, uses none of them (if you’ll find the “clones”, feel free to compare them to my segments - I’m sure they’ll differ in one way or another).

Either way, enjoy. :)

The source list (all taken from YouTube’s ogg streams):

  • Smash Mouth - All Star (Vocal Track, Instrumental)
  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Vocal Track)
  • Oasis - Wonderwall (Vocal Track)
  • Caravan Palace - Lone Digger (Instrumental)
  • Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Instrumental)
  • LazyTown - We Are Number One (Vocal Track, Instrumental)

Originally mixed in Reaper all across 2015 - 2017. Megamix compiled at 2017/08/15 - 2017/08/17.

Made with SoundCloud

sorry i haven’t been drawing as much, its probably because i foolishly bought another copy of animal crossing to make a faerie-themed town

The “Nice Guy” as Villain

I’ve been rewatching Jessica Jones, and Kilgrave as a villain is more terrifying than most Marvel villains for the simple reason that - for women especially - he is so real. He is what we deal with every day.

Whether it’s your own father saying “you shouldn’t dress like that” or a boyfriend saying “when you’re with me you can’t talk to other men” or random men in the street telling you “you’d be prettier if you smile”, Kilgrave is the kind of villain we spend our lives surrounded by.

Personally, I had one such fellow who liked to list all the ways he was going to dress me up and the places he would take me and more and more graphic stuff and how much I was going to like it all, without ever asking me my opinion on the matter. One line from Kilgrave brought that chap screaming back to me: “you’ll love it”. Actually, no, pal, I don’t think I will.

And that’s the most realistic part of Kilgrave as a villain. He seems charming, and he looks smart, and he can be polite and amiable, but there’s still this creeping insidiousness as he tells you what you can and can’t do. He is the living incarnation of what we fear: a man who can actually completely control you, taking away every part of your identity and dressing you up like his living doll, there to satisfy and entertain him.

He is the kind of man who would shoot up a town because the girl he liked wouldn’t go on a date with him. He’s the ‘nice guy’. This show has blatantly and openly made the ‘nice guy’ the villain and made it absolutely clear that when a man thinks a woman is just an object there for his satisfaction, he is a bad guy and should be hated and feared.

I want to give them a standing ovation for it.

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My Top Ten School Revenge/School Shooting Movies

Honorable Mentions: State’s Evidence (2006)  and White Rabbit (2013)

10. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

“A woman’s survivor’s guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart.“

9. Home Room (2002)

“A high school shooting has repercussions on the town and students.“

8. Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)

“Derwin and Derick, Neo-Nazis, plan to commit a school shooting and kill themselves after a sick joke by the school jocks.“

7. The Dirties (2013)

“Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn’t joking.“

6. Klass (2007)

“An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers’ honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.“

5. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

“Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.“

4. Elephant (2003)

“Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.“

3. Zero Day (2003)

“Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.“

2. April Showers (2009)

“A look inside a tragedy through the eyes of a survivor. Based on actual events, April Showers is about picking up the pieces in the direct aftermath of school violence.“

1. Bang Bang You’re Dead (2002)

“Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.“