the sugar series

anonymous asked:

I love movies about siblings, if you have the time, would you be so kind to recommend some by women directors? You have a very great taste.

Well firstly thank you for the compliment! But also thank you for the question! Having a sister myself I am super partial to movies about sisterhood but I’ll try to throw in a few with brothers as well!

Some of my faves: 

The Parent Trap - Nancy Meyers
The Savages - Tamara Jenkins
Belle - Amma Asante
Eve’s Bayou - Kasi Lemmons
Little Women - Gillian Armstrong
Raw - Julia Ducournau
My Brother the Devil - Sally El Hosaini
Mustang - Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Songs My Brothers Taught Me - Chloé Zhao
Into the Forest - Patricia Rozema
Lovely and Amazing - Nicole Holofcener
Sweetie - Jane Campion
The Midnight Swim - Sarah Adina Smith

Also, even though it’s not a movie, the TV series Queen Sugar, which is entirely directed by women, is focused around three adult siblings so you might want to give that a shot.

Happy watching! 

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Been trying to carefully craft a Wonder Woman review as the distance of its release date keeps growing. I saw it opening night with my nieces and to clarify I did like it. But, this is not what this post is about. I’ve decided to place a spotlight on an Amazon cartoon series for children that arrived on June 30th 2017. I just completed binge-watching all of the episodes. It is called Danger & Eggs and it reminds me of Adventure Time and Steven Universe with a dash of KC Green’s Regular Show with Lauren Faust’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic if they were all put into a blender.  

While Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time, Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe, Chris Savino’s Loud House, Daron Nefcy’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Alex Hirsch’s Gravity Falls, Mike DiMartino’s and Bryan Konietzko’s The Legend of Korra, and, Skyler Page’s Clarence have been making strides for LGBT representation, the Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky created animated show takes it one more progressive step forward. Yes, besides being hilarious, very relevant, full of lessons (and emotions), believable, and inventive, Danger & Eggs is the first animated series to have an openly trans creator (Shadi Petosky). In fact, every aspect of Danger & Eggs has some level of involvement courtesy of LGBT community members: from LGBT actors, writers, animators, and storyboard artists alongside LGBT allies! Essentially in each stage of Danger & Eggs’ production, there was that kind of specific influence occurring. More importantly Danger & Eggs accomplishes this with resorting to any awful cliches whilst being as inclusive as possible! Examples include the non-binary musician Milo that D.D. and Phillip both use proper pronouns with plus the recently out trans Zaddie (voiced by trans activist Jazz Jennings) crooning a song of acceptance at the Pride festival (Not Rainbow Day or something akin to that like others have done. ACTUAL PRIDE DAY!) in front of her “chosen family”. I’m going to reference that term often from this day forward. 

Truthfully, every decision concerning LGBT representation in Danger & Eggs comes of as equal parts sincere and super sweet. <3 

The series is about the adventures/situations D.D. Danger (SNL’s Aidy Bryant) and her best friend Phillip (Eric Knobel) have inside Chickenpaw Park.

D.D. is the last of a generation of record-setting daredevils. Her father Roy Danger is present in D.D.’s life as a bandaged up and impossible to understand individual, a recurring gag that manages to never get old. As such, she’s up for engaging in potentially injury causing stunts or roughhouse games. Now the inverse can be said for Phillip, a rule-following always safety-first talking egg. As the theme song says the series is, “Kinda hard to explain.” The anthropomorphic Phillip’s origin gets hinted at early on before becoming confirmed in the season one finale. His mother is a colossal chicken that only appears to cluck even though her son can speak English. Despite being clear opposites in most ways, the camaraderie D.D. and Phillip share together is amusing and majestic. Their aww-inducing familial connection is best demonstrated in the episodes “Phillipcon”, “The Big Z”, “Nightmares”, and “Trading Post.”

The supporting cast is just as diverse and inventive from the yoga instructor lesbian duo of Rad and Sweet known as the Chill Twins (courtesy of the comedian married couple of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butler), a Mayor (Angelica Ross, Her Story) that sings her arrival, a stickler for the rules (more than Phillip!) Sheriff Luke (Stephanie Beatriz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and D.D.’s ice-skater film hero Trix Blixon (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, if you haven’t seen her career-defining performance in 2012’s Smashed I highly recommend it! Was in last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane). Charlyne Yi’s (We Bare Bears’ Chloe Park) apathetic Layla introduced in “Keep Off the Grass” is one of my favorites though. So is Fringe’s Jasika Nicole bringing to life the spunky Reina in “Ren Faire” as well. Co-creator Shadi Petosky even lends her voice for the wise Pigeon Lady.

All in all, I’m astounded by how good Danger & Eggs is. Creative, excellently written, droll, adorable, bizarre, and authentic are the words I’d use to sum up the series.  Have tissues ready. I sobbed happily often viewing this series, lol. Normalizing LGBT stuff for children?! Normalizing, not demonizing. Respecting, not bashing. SO MUCH YES! And if anything I’ve typed piqued your interest, I implore you to follow through ASAP. :)

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fav sugar pine 7 episodes  fake friends

“[i don’t want a friend] where you sit on a ridge and form a secret handshake for about 20 minutes. those friends suck because they always have your back.

sugar daddy! Wonwoo

for anon

  • looks sugar daddy af
  • but could only be one for about two months before he gets bored 
  • thought he could satisfy his needs ya know 
  • and all he had to do was buy some shit 
  • but they be using wayyyy to much of his money and he was like why the fuck is he spending so much dough on someone he dont give a shit about 
  • dropped them like a hot potato
  • “i’ve never said sorry in my life" 
  •  then he sees you and he just ,,, cant look away 
  • second date and you already got some diamond earrings and some versace sunglasses 
  • you’ll be laying on the couch together and he’ll be reading a book and your just browsing through your phone 
  • and he just glances up to look at your face that he loves so much 
  • then when he finally pulls himself together he sees you adding a bunch of stuff to your cart 
  • and when you get up to do something you leave your phone 
  • purposely or not lol 
  • snooping the shit out of your cart and history 
  • "baby girl i got a surprise for you" 
  • THE NEXT FUCKING DAY 
  • used that overnight shipping ya know 
  • "babe you really did not need to get me anything" 
  • makes you open the box anyways and you find like almost EVERY. SINGLE. ITEM. 
  • "im sorry about the shoes baby girl, they only offered two day shipping for those" 
  • "wonwoo stop pleaseeee" 
  • you find that lingerie piece that was supposed to be a surprise 
  • smirks when he sees it in your hands 
  • "how about you pay me back by trying that on" 
  • sugar goes to daddy real quick 
  • needless to say shit happens and your lingerie piece is now pieces

Originally posted by visual-17

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“I want a little sugar in my bowl”: narrative deconstruction in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Earlier this year (Link), we presented the first half of our takedown on the sugar bowl mystery. Now that we’ve gotten all the plot elements out of the way, it’s time to approach the solution in on a literary level. If there is, indeed, a solution to the sugar bowl mystery, what kind of solution a writer such as Daniel Handler would choose? Studying the series on a more thematical level gives very interesting results. If there’s one thing “A Series Of Unfortunate” does well, it’s making sure that the narrative fits the narration, that the plot fits the style (and vice-versa). Lemony Snicket uses absurdist humor, and his characters live in an absurd world.

We can’t prove that the sugar bowl really is empty, of course. What we can prove, however, is that an empty sugar bowl wonderfully suits the hallmarks that made  “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” such a literary sensation.

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Montgomery Montgomery didn’t deserve to die reblog if you agree

Originally posted by rocktheholygrail

Next year when I live in my own apartment I’m going to buy a really ornate sugar bowl and keep it somewhere where everyone who walks in can see it and I’ll never touch it, never look at it, never say anything about it, but if anyone reaches for it I’ll slap their hand away and say “NO YOU CAN’T HAVE THE SUGAR BOWL IT’S MINE, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I HAD TO GO THROUGH TO FIND THIS THING?????” 

sugardaddy! Seungcheol

for anon

  • could probably never be a sugar daddy bc this boi wants sum romance
  • he’s been around testosterone and taking cold showers for like 5 years okay
  • but anyways, buys you things 24/7
  • if you look at it ,,, you gonna get it
  • honestly just wants to be extra and show you how much he loves you
  • even tho you know damn well he already does
  • shit this boi can be responsible af with money but when it comes to you
  • what is responsibility 
  • you guys will be out shopping , whether its at the mall or flea markets 
  • “baby, you like that shirt?”
  • “yo ring that up for me”
  • or you stare at a handmade bracelet for a second too long
  • “ajumma, how much is this”
  •  members getting whiny bc their leader dont even blink before buying you something
  • “yah, you kids already get your meat. sit down or you aint getting anymore”
  • you’ll be like “babe, its okay i dont need this stuff”
  • “nah its okay baby” and buys you your 4th pair of gucci slippers
  • or heels, which ever way you roll
  • but that’s that sugar part
  • if we talking about the daddy part
  • you KNOW seungcheol a freak daddy  ;)

Originally posted by kristian-do

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