social change movies

Hotel Transylvania 2 fucked me up because it is literally a metaphor for racism against biracial couples and their children.
we have:

Dennis, the 5 year old child of a vampire and human couple who is constantly bullied through the whole movie to essentially pick a side, who feels like he needs to please the people around him and give in to who they want him to be.

The Wolf Family, who represent an ethnic minority family with the stereotype that they have a lot of children(300 to be exact).

Grandpa Vlad and his bats, who because of the beliefs of the previous generation, believe in the segregation of humans and monsters(i.e. whites and racial minorities)

The Parents of the Human, who spend the whole movie essentially mocking the monster culture, specifically holding a get together of biracial(monster/human) couples to make Mavis(vampire mother) feel inferior to humans.

and the resolution, which brings attention to the fact that race shouldn’t matter and “human, vampire, or unicorn, I’ll love him no matter what”

this is the type of movie children need to be seeing, because I am sick and tired of the racism that plagues the elder generation. way to go dreamworks, A+


Bangalore Days warm fuzzies 2/∞

Gatecrashing the first night for one last picture

(2 Years of Bangalore Days)

The Master is literally a cat -- talking to Alison through the bathroom door

First three chapters of a new Scream of the Shalka fanfic, The Master Is Literally a Cat, are up at AO3. Just like it says on the tin, this is about Alison and her partner Brad trapped on the TARDIS with the Master a VERY ENTHUSIASTIC robo-kitty with opposable thumbs. :p Lee Chang [not “Chang Lee,” dammit], from the 1996 TV movie, and Chin Lee, from the 1971 serial Mind of Evil, also show up. In this excerpt, Alison is telling Lee the recent conversation that she had with the Master through the bathroom door. [His side was in Cat, of course.]

“See?” Brad smiles widely. “There are lots of advantages to the Master being a cat. For one thing, we don’t have to put up with his endless yammering.”

“Hah! Maybe you don’t, but I do. We had an entire discussion yesterday from opposite sides of the loo door.”

“So what was so important that he absolutely had to tell you about it while you were taking a dump?”

Alison quotes both sides of the discussion, starting with a translation of the Magister’s from Cat: “Where are you?

“In the loo.

“The door’s closed.

“That’s because I need privacy.

“Are you all right? And it’s that really anxious meow, you know?

“I’m fine, I go.” Alison shakes her head. “But you know cats. You can reassure them all you want, but you can’t convince them.

“So he goes, Are you sure? I get worried when I can’t see you.

“I’m fine. It’s okay.

“Now I’m lonely.”

“Ah hah!” Brad throws back their head. “He got lonely in five minutes? Someone clearly needs to be the center of attention at all times.”

Alison goes on: “And I’m like, I’ll be out in a second, okay? Shhhh.

“He goes, I’m bored too – really bored. How long are you going to be in there? Come and pet me!

“I tell him, I was just doing that an hour ago.

“He’s like, It wore off.”

Brad laughs, banging on the table. “So much for cats being all aloof and mysterious and shit. Are you sure that virus didn’t turn him into like a dog?”


Just over this side of the work site was the kaiju’s immense skull.  Over the decade since it fell, as the radiation grew less intense and the XZ population more reckless, the locals had made the skull into a temple.  Candles, thousands of them, burned in and around it, flickering on the faces of the pilgrims who processed in and out of it in some kind of ritual.

“You know, some believe the kaiju are sent from heaven,” Chau said.  "They think the gods are displeased with our behavior.“