such a good movie you guys

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the single cover/poster? It looks like Lana edited the pic herself, it looks kind of DIY but not in a good way. Like there's a random guy with glasses and a pick up truck in the sky on the right, it looks strange to me.

I can see where people criticize because style/art has evolved so much over the decades but  I kind of love it. It’s very retro movie styled. A lot of the older movies had posters like that. It reminds me of that clip out art where the put the vintage pictures and mix in outer space and I’ve always enjoyed that. <3

Guys, I’m actually kinda worried.

(regarding this)

The movie should be fine, since it’s extremely likely Studio BONES will sign on for that, but…a stage play?

It’s good that there’s a stage play and a movie - it means Bungou Stray Dogs is selling well. However, I’m worried about the abilities.

For someone like, say, Dazai or Yosano, that would be fine and dandy, but…what about some of the more “far from reality” abilities like For the Tainted Sorrow, Rashomon or Beast Beneath the Moonlight? How are the stage play people going to pull that off?

I don’t know much about stage plays, but regardless of what they’re going to do about those abilities, they’re going to require a lot of willing suspension of disbelief.

To prove my point, here’s something from the Boueibu stage play:

Originally posted by chiyachiya

wacheypena  asked:

Daughterofscotland and I were trying to figure out the parallels between high school movies, where jocks/preppy/popular kids are evil and geeks/outcasts/nerds are the good guys, and how in comics it's just about the opposite, where intelligent peeps are evil and the jock-like characters who act first, ask questions later are good guys. There's exceptions in both cases, but we were just wondering if you could figure it out?

I mean, I would first say that that’s not really the case / it’s a false dichotomy?

In comics, you’ve got Spiderman, designed originally to be the ultimate nerd archetype character, and the original version of Batman is a billionaire nerd in a bat suit dubbed “the world’s greatest detective”?? 

But it is true for characters like Superman and Captain America, and there are reasons for that.

For starters, who designed these characters and what they were meant to represent. Superman and Cap were both designed by Jewish men during the rise of Nazism and during WW2 and there are political underpinnings to their design and to the “fuck you” nod they invoke against the “ubermensch” philosophy during that era. I won’t get into the details because frankly, I don’t know them all, and there are way better essays on this than I could write, but it’s an essential part of their history. 

But to speak more to your point… there is this sort of divide between narratives of “underdog” and “revenge of the nerd” or even just “nerds winning” versus the more James Bond or Bruce Wayne of Captain America idealized man. 

One explanation is definitely to ask what these characters are created to accomplish. Like with Cap and Superman, there are reasons for their design and there is a historical context. With Spiderman, he was designed to represent a (at that point in time) maybe underrepresented group: the nerds who felt disenfranchised and left out of popular culture and this world of spies and action heroes with muscles and charm and sex appeal.

Which is another reason: target audience. Who are they trying to relate these characters to, and sell these stories to? Because that’s going to invoke different character designs.

But then you’ve got Batman who has become increased muscled and gritty over time. And Spiderman and his muscles. And so so so much nerd culture that has proliferated in recent years. Nerds definitely aren’t the underdogs anymore; almost the opposite, in it’s own way.

And so another explanation is the hypermasculine/ male power fantasy, which can instantiate itself through these narratives. 

There’s a great power that goes around this website showing Hugh Jackman on the cover of two different magazines that came out around the same time. On the one targeted at male readers, he’s shirtless and flexing and angry-faced and ripped and aggressive. On the one targeted at female readers, he’s dressed in pastels with a calm and inviting smile and non-threatening pose.

And that post speaks to this notion that there is this ‘fantasy’ (social narrative) of men with muscles and power and sex appeal and aggression and all those things I just labelled. And we know that this can feed into toxic masculinity and aggressive, dominance-oriented hypermasculinity.

And the thing is, (male-dominated) nerd culture can be every bit as hypermasculine and aggressive as jock culture, in a different way. the nerd always getting the girl at the end of the film (as if she’s a prize) and dominating the jocks with smarts and all of his transgressions being forgiven by the narrative? and real-life angry nerds with misogyny and hatred of those different than them? 

So… when taken from that lens, the jock-male and the nerd-male stereotypes and storylines in these films aren’t actually different at all. whether in comics or in film or any other medium, they all speak to this underlying narrative of a male power fantasy in some form or another. a fantasy of being a strong and superpowered man able to take out Nazis with ease or else a high-school given superpowers and able to take out bullies in NYC with a flick of the wrist and the use of his smarts. it’s the same story: becoming the ideal (the ‘good’) and taking out the in-just or evil (the ‘bad’).

But of course, once you set it up one way, where the hero is a ‘jock’ (speaking to jocks as your target, or speaking to one social ideal), you need an enemy who is different, who is his opposite in some way. The genius Lex Luthor to the almost-invincible Superman. And conversely, when the nerd is your hero (speaking to other nerds or to the social ideal of intellect instead), you need his opposite to fight him. An enemy who is so much stronger, so that the hero is forced to use his wits to win instead. 


Final point, about why you might see more of the outcasts/nerds/etc in media targetted at kids and teens?? Mostly because kids have a tendency to feel like outsiders. it’s the difference between trying to connect with kids by giving them an unachievable ideal (and honestly, there are plenty of movies and shows about popular, “sexy”, confident teens… just look at Riverdale) or else giving them a character they can relate to instead? I feel like that’s…. really the simplest answer here, and the rest of this was me just rambling about stuff i don’t know much about tbh…

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.
We throw around the word never likes its nothing but a small rose petal. The word never is a doubled edged sword. On one side it says ‘I will never leave you’ and on the other it says ‘I will never love you.’
—  The Word Never