This movie is so great and it’s soooooo tumblr. Spike Jonze is a really fabulous director and his movies are always so beautiful. This movie takes place in a somewhat futuristic version of LA and it is about Theodore, a greeting card writer who falls in love with his operating system. It is silly. Silly movies rule. You’ve totally seen these pics on tumblr.
2. Lost in Translation (2003) Dir. Sophia Coppola
Lost in Translation is a movie that, if you haven’t seen already, you have to watch like directly after Her because the directors were married and divorced in 2004. This movie is said to be reminiscent of their crumbling relationship, Spike Jonze being Bill Murray’s character and Sophia being Scarlet’s. Her is said to be Spike Jonze’s reaction to this film. ScarJo is such a bae. “A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.”
3. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Dir. Craig Gillespie
This movie is VERY important because it has Ryan Gosling in his chubbiest, dorkiest form and that’s something everyone has to see. It follows a similar premise to Her, except instead of being in love with an OS he’s in love with a sex doll. Exciting.
4. Blue Valentine (2010) Dir. Derek Cianfrance
This film also has Ryan Gosling in it so clearly it’s fab. This is the type of movie that leaves you thinking about every relationship in your life forever. It inter-cuts between the beginning of a marriage and the end. “You said for better or for worse. You said that. You said it. It was a promise. Now, this is my worst, okay?”
5. The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) Dir. Derek Cianfrance
OKAY! IT’S ANOTHER RYAN GOSLING FILM! I still don’t really know how I feel about this movie as a whole, but it’s really beautiful and Ryan Gosling is in his prime in this film. It’s essentially a three part movie. It also has Bradley Cooper and Dean DeHaan in it so that’s three reasons you should watch it. The cinematography is A+ also.
6. Palo Alto (2014) Dir. Gia Coppola
Palo Alto is the type of movie that’s honestly about nothing, but I found that it’s the only film about adolescence that actually captures how it feels to be so heartbroken, confused and lost for no real reason. The cast is stunning! It has that ‘first film’ vibe as well which I think aids the film.
7. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Dir. Benh Zeitlin
Another first film for the director. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a stunning film. It’s very very emotional as well. Be prepared to cry.
8. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir Wes Anderson aka King of film
You either love Wes Anderson or you hate him. I personally love him. Moonrise Kingdom is so perfectly awkward. It’s great to watch when you’re sad because it’s funny in a way that’s not too in your face. It’s the perfect relief to your sadness.
9. Clueless (1995) Dir Amy Heckerling
After you’ve watched Moonrise, you’re ready for something light. That something light is Clueless. You can use Cher’s “as if!” attitude to get over whatever has led you to this list or to this blog.
10. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir Wes Anderson
Another movie by king Wes. It’s the perfect quirk fest and it features Ralph Fiennes in a really quirky role which is surprising. It’s funny but not a comedy and I love it. Again, Cinematography rules.
valentine’s day is a terrible day to confess your love
“So,” Maki raises an eyebrow, one hand on her hip and the
other playing with her hair in that annoying gesture she always, always seemed
to do when unimpressed. “What’s this, exactly?”
Nico hadn’t really prepared an answer – with chocolate in
both hands, she would’ve thought the answer to be clear as day. Then again,
Nozomi had warned her that probably the only person more dense than herself
(thanks, fucker) was the girl in front of her, so, well, perhaps she should
have planned for that.
Not that any of Nico’s plans had been going right today,
mind you, so what the hell was a plan anyway?
“Uh,” Nico stumbles over words and over herself as she
struggles to maintain balance, realising she’s reaching out a little far and
Maki still isn’t reaching back to take the chocolates. She maintains eye
contact for another few painful seconds before the other girl looks away,
turning up the left corner of her mouth and creasing her eyebrows. Nico sweats.
“Uh,” she repeats, hands all damn clammy now, goddamnit Eli
why did you make this sound so easy – “Chocolate.”
Maki stares at the poorly-wrapped chocolate sitting in Nico’s
palms. It’s probably melting, considering just how unfortunately moist her
hands have become under the stare of the most unsettling first year this side
“Homemade,” Nico adds, as if it weren’t perfectly obvious to
all who had functional eyes that yes, the slightly melty brown stuff was
chocolate, and yes, the clumsy wrapping probably
indicated it’d been wrapped by hands equally as clumsy. Maki’s eyes are
disconcerting, glancing to the chocolates, to Nico, to elsewhere and back,
again and again.
Eli never mentioned just how nervewracking this would be.
Nico couldn’t even imagine confessing to that sneaky asshole Nozomi – then again,
those two were so incredibly disgusting with each other they probably spewed
rainbows from their mouths and made lilies bloom around them when it finally
No, the only thing blooming was the anxiety in Nico’s
stomach as Maki continued to be evasive, leaving her standing in quite the
uncomfortable position, prostrating herself. Then again, maybe this was just
her fault because she’d kinda just shoved them in the girl’s face instead of
doing something normal like saying “Happy Valentine’s Day!” or “I’m deeply in
love with you, please marry me” or “I am so desperate to get in your pants you’re
so hot it kills me I’m begging you”.
“I can see that,” Maki finally says, nodding to herself as
if yes, that cleared everything up. Which it didn’t. Probably. You could never
really tell with redheads. Or Makis. Or redheads named Maki. Yeah.
Nico wonders exactly how she’s going to explain this to the
terrible two she calls her buddies – how she’d completely thrown any semblance
of The Plan out the window the moment she’d frozen up until a purple gaze. Then
again, The Plan had sort of been a wash from the beginning, considering how
every time she’d tried to corner Maki alone in order to enact The Plan, some
annoying ginger had waltzed along and ruined her chances of enacting The Plan
(Nico made a mental note to kick Rin’s ass, later).
“So…” Maki trails off, halfway between making eye contact
and staring at Nico’s open palms, still. Nico jolts back to life, stumbling
over words and trying to make sense of her oh so conveniently clumsy tongue
“Valentine’s Day – Happy Day. For you. Yes.”
Ah, perfect. Just how she wanted to say it.
Before she trails away to curl up and die somewhere in a
hole, Nico debates how best to ask Nozomi to scatter her ashes.
Maki, bless her, looks about as embarrassed for Nico as Nico
feels herself, and blushes some pink that probably pales in comparison to the
apparent luminescence of the shorter girl’s face. Seriously, she should be
charging for the light she’s putting out.
“These are,” Maki hesitates, “for me?”
Nico nods, thanking whichever merciful god decided to give
her a helping hand in the form of at least one of them being able to form
coherent sentences. She doesn’t trust her own tongue to do the same, considering
her last shameful display.
“Oh,” Maki says, voice cracking and freezes. Well, no,
freezes is probably a little soft – it’s more like she self-destructs in a
gentle, contained kind of way. Her face blossoms into a pretty miasma of
blotchy red, and her limbs seize up, hands paused in front of her and mouth
just a fraction agape.
Nico would have laughed if she weren’t in the exact same
situation, so she instead opts for mumbling “Here,” and storming off.
She finds Nozomi eavesdropping behind the school wall, who
“I can’t breathe, Nico,” she wheezes, five minutes later.
Nico stands there in despair.
Ten minutes later, Nozomi still isn’t together enough to
(Maki drops the chocolates three times before managing to
regain function of her body.)
What if Jason found a half dead kitten on the street and nursed it back to health?
Jason and a kitten, yessss!!!!! (im on mobile sorry for everything.)
He finds the kitten in an alley while he’s getting some dinner because he’s too tired to cook. He crouches down to look at the tiny, scruffy kitten on the dirty ground, lying on their sides, meowing softly.
Jason stops. Of course he stops. The kitten is thin and obviously hasn’t eaten anything filling in a while and Jason should leave the kitten or find an animal shelter but the kitten purrs and Jason isn’t strong enough to leave them to die.
He gets some towels when he arrives at home so the kitten will be warm and comfortable. Jason goes online and reads some sites how to nurse back a kitten to health because he knows jack shit about how to take care of an animal. He buys everything the kitten might need because his money might go to worse places than this.
It takes weeks before the kitten can walk around more than ten minutes.
Things that definitely happens after Fangs (yes, that’s her name) is up and healthy:
Fangs finding Jason’s chest the most comfortable place to sleep and Jason doesn’t move so he doesn’t wake her up. Damn his good heart.
Fangs snuggling to Jason’s neck when he’s laying down and then walking over him and Jason phones rings and Fangs steps on his face and yes, cat hair in his mouth. Nice.
Fangs hissing when there are strangers in Jason’s apartment. So like the first time Duke comes over, Fangs hisses at him from the table and–
“Wow, dude, why is she looking at me like she wants to kill me?”
“Huh, yeah that sounds pretty serious. Don’t worry I will protect you.”
“Har-har-har. Why do you even have a cat?”
“She blackmailed me to take care of her. She’s dangerous.”
“You’re a dork, oh my god.”
Ok, but Jay waking up from a nightmare and Fangs just snuggling closer and licks his face and “yes okay thank you cat but that’s not comfortable at all.”
Jason trying to let her go after she recovers and he opens his window and everything but she just stays on his bed and meows. “Yeah, I wouldn’t leave either.”
So you thought teenage obsessive phases about certain things were bad? May I introduce you to
The INTJ Obsession™
aka The Thing the INTJ cares/obsesses over so truly, madly, deeply that it is not to be discussed, not with friends, not with the fandom, not with experts, not at all.
The INTJ prefers to protectively and possessively hover around The Thing on their own like a dragon sitting on its hort for months or even years. Any mention of The Thing by someone unqualified (someone other than the INTJ) may lead to spontaneous outbursts of anger.
In short: Well excuse you take your ugly mediocre thoughts away from My Thing right now?!
And all of it while completely understanding how illogical and childish this behavior is. Oh, the joy.
Okay but who in the Haus hoards dishes in their room and makes the walk of shame with a stack of mugs and plates and bowls balanced precariously and making so much noise that they can’t even be stealthy about it?
Guys, I found out there’s a hate blog now dedicated to just calling out this person and I would formally like to say that I don’t support this at all.
You cannot fight hate with hate and expect a good outcome, and you certainly can’t enable someone to grow and understand your side if you are fighting them the entire way.
Understanding and peace take time and a lot of compassion, if it will happen at all. So please, don’t continue all this, especially in a mean spirited way. You’ll only hurt this person, and that’s not okay.
I mean this is exactly why I didn’t drop any names to begin with.