the first one was filmed with a potato

The M/M Shipping Thing: Misogyny, the Male Gaze, and Feminist and Queer Representation

Follow up post to this one, here. Read this to see my thoughts on the importance of allowing women to see men through a lens where male sexuality is something to be celebrated, not feared. Seems like a lot of people can relate to this, and I just love talking about it so have some more of my thoughts.

First of all, it’s a numbers game…

Going off of this point by @colt-kun which I’ve copied and pasted here. This gives a great overview of a purely statistical analysis of why m/m ships are more common.  

“There’s also the sheer numbers to take into account.

Take the first Avengers movie as an example (because frankly its one of the few recent blockbusters with two female speaking roles). Two females, Black Widow and Maria. Then eight males, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Loki, Fury, Coulson.

Not counting polyships/selfships for ease of math, and using the characters cisgender identities bc that is what they are largely seen as (no disrespect meant to any trans/nb interpretations)

Possible f/m ships: 16 (35.5%)
Possible f/f ships: 1 (2.2%)
Possible m/m ships: 28 (62.2%)

That’s not even accounting for screentime, character chemistry, interaction times, etc. thats just the NUMBERS.

When there’s a large disparity in character gender then yeah, you’re going to see a heavy inclination to m/m ships because that’s really ALL THATS POSSIBLE. The fans have a natural desire for more story and romances, they want to world build and AU. We’ve done that since stories were first told.

So of COURSE you’re going to see a lot of women - of all sexual orientations - leaning towards m/m pairings because when there’s only potatoes at the buffet… you eat the potatoes. Think of all the shows an movies with only one female character in a cast of men. Is it really difficult to see WHY there’s a lot of m/m ships there?”

Mainstream media is male-centered and male-dominated.

Going beyond just the numbers the fact is that in the majority of popular films and TV shows many of the female characters aren’t well-rounded or on screen as much as most of the men. There is a tendency for women to be the secondary characters or maybe to have one main female character. This makes it hard to really relate to and invest in a lot of the female characters out there. Not that people don’t, but it’s not going to attract a huge following.

Take Supernatural (low hanging fruit I know) where even if there are a large number of women that appear throughout the series, there aren’t many that stick around(and let’s not even go there with all of the deaths and how sexist that is right now ha)or interact with each other in a way that would lead to a lot of shipping. Even in my lovely Hannibal fandom, the Marlana ship which people love and people write for just isn’t going to have as much of a following just based on the fact that they aren’t the main characters. And Marlana is a good example of a w/w ship where they aren’t objectified, don’t die, and still it’s a secondary focus. There obviously are some exceptions, but they are few and far between.

Originally posted by astudyinwinchester



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Mark Gatiss Download & Streaming Links

This is a collection of download and streaming links to Mark Gatiss-related TV, film and audio content; ranging from the League of Gentlemen to Sherlock to A History of Horror, from cameos in obscure 1990’s sitcoms and radio documentaries on Doctor Who to London Spy and Game of Thrones. (Not forgetting the legendary film ‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men’.) It’s unlikely to ever be a comprehensive set of links to everything he’s done, but hopefully it’s a pretty good place to start.

This list is in approximate chronological order, divided between the League of Gentlemen related material, other TV/Films and then Radio and Audio Books. Where shows are commercially available in your area please watch, listen, screencap and gif away, but also consider purchasing the relevant DVDs or legal downloads as applicable. If you like it (and Mark/the League/etc) then buy it and help to support more creative works!

If any of the links are broken, incomplete, stop working or go all screwy in any other way please let me know and I’ll try to get things re-uploaded. I’ve got around 50GB of material uploaded and lots of links so apologies if things have got mixed up anywhere. The streaming links aren’t mine so if they break I’ll just try to find an alternative!

Hope you enjoy and spread the Gatiss-appreciation. <3

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I was tagged by @andthebalance and @vulnerablewarlord

One Song: Breathe Me by Sia

Two Films: Donnie Darko; Star Wars the Force Awakens

Three shows: Thirteen Reasons Why; Law and Order SVU; Iron Fist

Four People: Adam Driver; Daisy Ridley; Jessika Henwick; Gal Gadot

Five Foods: Spicy chicken tacos, Lamb chops; Sweet potato fries; Sushi; Crab legs.

Six Tags: @1captainswan1 @shwtlee4reylo @checktheholonet @kylorenvevo @pissbabysithlord @these-are-the-first-steps

deathchrist2000  asked:

As someone who hasn't seen it, what does the live action Death Note film do with the potato chip scene?

It’s been a long time since I saw it, but IIRC the first movie (which is the only one I’ve seen) does the potato chip scene more or less exactly as it is in the anime. The movie continues on with standard-issue Death Note “I know that you know that I know” nonsense, until it reaches a point where Light is certain that he has thrown L off the case. He’s in a public place of some kind (I wanna say a museum?) and he looks up to see L, who is standing there, staring at him, holding an identical bag of potato chips. L takes one out, and eats it. To be continued, roll credits.

It is ridiculous and nonsensical, of course, because Death Note, but it’s also very, very funny.

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More translations from that Mexican magazine (only the white boxes) (apologies for the amount I don’t know!):


- Welcome to Mexico.  What is the girl of your dreams like?
Ignazio: Simple and with personality; if she is pretty in my eyes, it’s a bonus.
Piero: A girl that understands me, that is loyal and intelligent and although the physical (/body) isn’t the most important, she has to be a beautiful girl (does that make sense? He just contradicted himself…).  The physical beauty may tire but the inner never will.
Gianluca: I reflect in her eyes(?).  Her look/appearance must capture me.  I need someone that makes me smile because I am very melancholy.  If she’s going to fall in love with me, she must love my melancholy and I her joy.

 
- What would your ideal date be like?
I: I really like to cook, so I would love to do a dinner for two on the beach.  
P: (I literally don’t understand - someone help??? I think it’s something about being up for anything if he’s with a girl he likes?)
G: A dinner alone at the pyramids(?) having white wine.  


- Which actress or singer do you have a crush on?
I: I really like Anne Hathaway.
P: I love Angelina Jolie and for singers; Taylor Swift.
G:  Natalie Portman is my favourite.  I love elegant women.


- What is your most sad, entertaining or strange date story? (I’m guessing “historia de ligue” means something like “date story”, someone know?)
I: One time I met a girl in Brazil.  I don’t speak Portuguese and she didn’t speak English so we couldn’t communicate with each other.  She started to speak ill of me to her friend and I understood some words.  Before I went I told her  "Look, I don’t know how to speak Portuguese but I know to respect people in all languages".  I turned and went.   (This doesn’t sound like a date, Ignazio…)
P: The first kiss. (Fue con una papa a la francesa = it was with a French potato???  Or as a dictionary says: “Papa French” - does this mean anything to anyone?! Someone help! I don’t understand Piero!!), same as in the Disney film “The Lady and the Tramp”.  Each one I ate at one end until our lips touched.  
G: I remember when I was small a woman kissed me and I ran away from the pain it gave me (???).  I was 12 years old and I was very shy.  


- Lastly, would you like to go out with someone famous or do you prefer to go with women who aren’t in the media?
I: Definitely I prefer someone who isn’t in the media, because it is difficult to meet a girl in my world that is simple.  The fame and style of life in many cases prevent being humble.
P: I couldn’t tell you.  In one possibility I meet a famous actress, I fall in love with her and we marry.  Or maybe I meet any fan and I marry her.  I don’t plan my future.
G: “Low profile” because I need someone that reminds me what I did before I was famous, that keeps my feet on the ground.  I want to return to my house and do what I miss doing.  


Well this went well! I tried, okay.  Sorry again for the amount I don’t know! I’d be really appreciative if someone could help me out on the bits I don’t know! :)

ancmicroyalty  asked:

tips on how to feel better?

  • DO MY THREE GOOD THINGS THING NOT TO BLOW MY OWN TRUMPET BUT IT. WORKS.
  • GO OUTSIDE AND TAKE PICTURES OF THE SKY AND PLANTS WHEN IT’S JUST RAINED
  • PLAN YOUR NEXT LAZy/ DUVET DAY TO WITHIN AN INCH OF IT’S LIFE AND STICK TO THAT PLAN LIKE IT’S FIRST AID BC IT KINDA IS
  • EAT NUTELLA ON TOAST WITH BANANAS AND EAT POTATOES WITH THE SMILEYS AND EAT PINEAPPLE AND ICE CREAM AND DRINK SMOOTHIES AND COLA FLOATS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER WITH LEMON
  • MAKE ARTY THINGS AND GET GLITTER EVERYWHERE
  • DANCE AROUND TO SOME HAPPY SONG ON REPEAT UNTIL IT’s YOUR FAVOURITE THING IN THE WORLD OR THE MOST ANNOYING THING IN THE WORLD THEN PICK A NEW ONE
  • READ. READ A NEW BOOk . READ YOUR CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE. FIND THE PART THAT ALWAYS USED TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. READ TERRIBLE FANFICTION. READ SILLY BLOG POSTS
  • WATCH THE FILM THAT YOU USED TO WATCH WHEN YOU STAYED HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN YOU WERE ILL THAT MADE YOU FORGET YOU WERE ILL
  • WRITE EVERYTHING OUT ON ONE SHEET OF PAPER UNTIL YOU CAN’T SEE THE WHITE ANYMORE THEN THROW IT AWAY
  • DO A BIT OF EXERCISE THAT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE EXERCISE
  • TAKE YOURSELF OUT ON A DATE IN A CITY OR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND DECIDE WHAT YOu’RE GONNA TREAT YOURSELF TO THIS TIME
  • TREAT YO SELF
  • obvs cater this to you and what makes you happy
  • remember not to feel bad if you set out to do a load of happy stuff one day and you end up not really doing any and feelin kinda bad still, and also don’t feel bad if you fill your day with happy stuff and feel so incredibly awesome except you forgot about the stuff you probably should be doing that day
  • bc you’re the most important
  • and ily
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General Information:

  • Themes in the show: Acceptance of who you are and owning yourself, Importance of Friendship (can’t always do things alone), Alternative Families (Scott’s pack is kind of his family - Stiles is his brother, not by blood, but he is and their bond is just as strong), and Growing Up (children becoming adults).

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Looking at Dan’s videos you can really see how much he has changed and grown since his first video. Like look at his first video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3q26mIsk1M&index=98&list=PLEnRczHRfqsIt1Oyx-K-dYcYGC0Iu_yWk

The first part where he just shows part of his face and is then like “Hi” just makes me laugh more than it should. If I was aware of Youtube at the time this was posted I would have subscribed as soon as that came on the screen.

When he is talking about his voice not sounding like the computer is making it sound he uses some pretty weird simile that I never thought I would hear anyone use, but as you watch more of his videos you get used to the strange similes. It’s nice to see the ways he has stayed the same since he made his first video.

During the part that he says what he is going to do during the videos and he goes on about what he isn’t going to be like and cuts to a video of him as a boring emo (if I’m wrong don’t judge me) you can really see how much effort he has put into the effect to make the clip all black and white and doing his make up to look all emo and gothic (again, don’t judge if I’m wrong). These effects might not be complicated or sophisticated but they showed how much he was trying to make this video good and for us to like it, not just recording himself saying his name and boring stuff. He added all the effects and took the time to edit it to make all the different clips flow. He cared about the quality of his videos from the very start, before he had any subscribers because he hadn’t posted a video yet, he still cared about how he looked to us and he didn’t even know who “us” were at the time.

I don’t think he is trying to impress us though in this video. When he is talking to the camera with the tissue paper from the party popper cover his head and his face I don’t think he is doing that to impress us, I think it’s just Dan being Dan. The same when he pretends to make the polar bear attack his face, something that normally younger kids do, I think that was just Dan being himself. I truly believe that this is the reason that Dan has as many subscribers as he does today.

This is really as important but I still noticed it and would like to talk about it. At the end of the video when he is talking about the weird mark on his arm he beeps out the swearing. I know that he does that in some of his videos now and sometimes he doesn’t but I still think it’s nice that he did that. It could be because he didn’t really know who his subscribers were going to be so just in case he beeped it out. But it could also be something much less deep than that so It’s probably not important.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcXaD9TjGYw&index=1&list=PLEnRczHRfqsIt1Oyx-K-dYcYGC0Iu_yWk

In Dan’s most recent video, “I Mumble”, you can really see how much he has changed but also stayed the same since his first video.

For a start he looks so much older, his face has lost the roundness that most younger people have and he just looks so much more grown up. Probably because he is a lot more grown up…

At the start when he goes from mumbling to yelling it shows how comfortable he is making these videos for us now. In the first one he seemed more awkward but now he is comfortable around us to some degree. Others might say things like he isn’t comfortable with us because of all the creepy edits and fanfiction that we make and that if he was completely comfortable Phan would have come out by now but I think that Dan is pretty comfortable around us, although some things might make him uneasy at times.

Dan  has always used a lot of similes in his videos when mainly describing himself. From saying his voice sounded like a paedophile-tramp-polar bear in his first video to saying he uses vocabulary like a 12foot penis at a party in his most recent video. I think Dan just does this naturally and not something he is putting on for his videos, although sometimes he may spend a lot of time thinking about them as we can tell from Phil’s tweet about Dan asking him what the best potato metaphor was for his previous video “The Time I Got Sunstroke”.

I really like the clip that he does with Phil to show how he  mumbles and how Phil is pretty deaf. It’s not really that important but I think it’s cute how they always film together and are seen together, you hardly ever got one of them on their own.

This one is kind of similar to the first video, Dan dresses put to get his message across. In the first video when he’s talking about what he isn’t going to do for his videos he dresses up as an emo (Again,  don’t judge if I’m wrong) and now he dresses up as a female a lot in his videos (Not going to take that too far..) and other things like being Kind Daniel in his most recent video. He puts so much effort into his videos, especially in the king Daniel scene, where he dresses up as a kind, although he looks more like a princess, and has got Phil to dress up as the prisoner, and then done all the background, I think it’s really clever and not many people would have been able to do it when they were just starting off making videos.

Okay so I had to write about the bit where he is doing his mouth exercises, I’ve seen pictures and stuff about it on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr so I had to put this in. I think it really shows how comfortable Dan is around us. If he wasn’t comfortable with it he would have just edited it out of the video, but he didn’t, so I think he is comfortable around us.

At the end of the video he shows a mistake when filming where he was so shocked his boobs fell off while he was dresses as a girl. After that he tells us how he wasn’t even drinking wine, it was watered down Ribena. I don’t see why he wasn’t drinking real wine, he is old enough to buy it and even if he wasn’t Phil would have been, I think it’s because he didn’t want to drink alcohol in front of us in case it gave a bad impression or something? I’m not sure but if I’m right it’s a really nice thought.

Finally I had to write about the amazing effects that Dan did with the photo of his meal with Pewdiepie! Editing it so that it looked as though the picture and moving and stuff was really good! A lot of people wouldn’t be able to do that and I certainly wouldn’t be able to, it just shows how much effort he puts into his videos recently, I mean he has that many dedicated fans now he could probably upload a video of a freaking tree or something boring like that and we would still give it loads of likes and all that jazz.

Anyway that’s my thoughts on Dan’s first and most recent videos, it got a bit more detailed than I was expecting and took me 4 days to write but its finally done! 

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SEASON ONE

  1. Master Plan: I was wondering if there is any special reason why Riley didn’t knew about Angela in Girl Meets Master Plan? “Because Shawn and Angela broke up well before Riley was born. Important to remember that.” (x)
  • Farkle’s Choice: Do Maya and Riley ever fight over something besides boys? “They never fight over boys. Our show is better than that.” (x)
    • They fought over Farkle. “They didn’t fight over Farkle. They fought over realizing the value of a loyal friend through the years.” (x)
    • Yeah but their friend was Farkle, a boy “Realizing the worth of the friendship was what the fight was about. Not that he’s a boy.” (x)
  • First Date: Does Farkle have important role in First Date? “Farkle always has an important role and will be going through some changes.” (x)
    • On a scale of 1-10 how cute is the cutest rucas moment in girl meets first date? “He says something that’s an absolute 10.” (x)
    • Does Maya like the person who kisses her? “Yes. It leads to something interesting.” (x)
    • Can you give us a hint on which guys get kissed or anything that happens in First Date? “It’s a Lucas kiss.” (x)
    • Does Riley get kissed in First Date too?  "Not really, no.“ (x)
    • A line: Will you? (x)
    • Cory to Lucas: "Riley’s not home.” (x)
  • Demolition: Does Demolition happen in the Summer?  You’ve never shown the Matthews during the summer… “No. You’re right. We need to do summer episodes.” (x)

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anonymous asked:

What's the bar experience after the last show everyone is taking about? Sorry I'm new yaha

At first, welcome! :) 

Ok i think you are talking about Wellington, so let’s go back to 2012. 2AM on Monday, April 23rd, where one of the most important proofs of larry was filmed with a potato camera (yes, a potato).  

What happened in that bar? Basically Harry and Louis decided to have a “date” in a bar in Wellington. 

it was all good, when in between jokes and laughs, this happened (and of course it was filmed with a potato) (right after louis screams “boyfriend”)

Well, if you have any questions of what happened there, the girl filming says “oh my god harry’s kissing him ” before the video cuts and then she tweets:

Some hours later, we had Mr. Styles tweeting this:

So basically, that’s what happened in wellington.