this film is one of my favs

anonymous asked:

my fav films are hands down princess mononoke and war horse, the overrated film i hate the most is schindler's list (i mean there's a 101 overrates films i hate but that one takes the fucking cake) and my guilty pleasure is singing in the rain because it's a cheesy classic but god damn it i love it it made me take up tap dancing classes for three years no joke

the soundtrack to schindler’s list is fucking beautiful though you can’t deny that

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2n5cSSnUIE)

today, loey lane (one of my favs!), posted a bikini swimsuit try on, and it reminded me of how much she has influenced me to be body positive. not just her either, there have been sooooo many people that i have either met or watched that have helped me so much with my body positive journey. i am so grateful because without them i would have never been able to post a video like this. i wouldn’t have even been able to try them on in general let alone film it and upload for the world to see. :D  i am so so proud and grateful for all of the progress that i have made, and i hope that i can encourage others to love themselves too <3

So, last night I rewatched The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho), and of the million and one reasons why everyone should watch this movie, here are a few:

This is Gabriel (left) and Leo (right)

  • It’s on netflix, which most of you probably have, so it’s accessible
  • How many queer stories are there that feature a protagonist with a disability? Not many, but this one does! Leo is blind, he’s the main character, and I feel they handled his disability well (this is coming from a non-disabled person, though, so feel free to disagree)
  • It’s a pretty stereotypical indie teen romance movie, but the queer aspect already makes it 100x more interesting
  • a realistic parent-child relationship, with bonus awesome grandma
  • there’s no “omg, am I gay???” freak out. In fact, both characters are pretty much 100% ok with being into each other, and they’re main worry is “i don’t know if they like me back, but i know i want to stay friends with them at least, what do i do??” with a tiny sprinkling of jealousy, cause, well, stereotypical teen romance
  • a very beautiful and loving girl-boy friendship with lots of casual, platonic intimacy
  • there’s nothing super angsty?? like, no death or super homophobic parents/classmates or having to hide that they’re queer. it’s honestly such a feel-good movie???
  • what homophobia there is, it comes as teasing and there are never any hints of anything turning violent, and in fact, at one point, when the bully character is teasing Gabriel and Leo for being boyfriends, Leo shows him that they are, in fact, real-life boyfriends, and the bully’s friends start teasing him for trying to make fun of them when they’re actually boyfriends
  • the girl best friend isn’t narratively pushed to the side when the new boy (love interest) comes in. In fact, her (Giovana) and Leo’s friendship is shown to be just as important as Leo and Gabriel’s relationship
  • everything works out and you’re left with a lovely, sweet, happy ending that’s honestly just so nice to see in a young queer romance??? 
  • I really love this movie, and there’s also a short-film!! on youtube that I recommend, too!

(I started thinking about this bc @idontwanttogobacktoreality made a post. Thanks for your thoughts!!)

Every once in a while, I see a complaint from somebody demonizing YOI because it doesn’t include homophobia or racism or whatever other thing, and uhm, no

To be clear, Kubo and staff have said the YOI takes place in a homophobia-free universe. Cool, fine, good. But I see people sometimes saying the YOI isn’t proper representation and completely disregarding the series because of this. Like fine, you can have an opinion; I’m not prying your eyelids open and forcing you to watch anime, but to say that YOI isn’t “proper” representation or that it contributes nothing is completely misguided. 

First of all, a show–or any piece of media, really–that has a queer couple and/or character in it doesn’t have to relegate itself to being about discrimination. Sure, it can, and it’s absolutely important that there are cultural records of the awful shit happening in the world. But our lives are more than that. We’re more than the hate directed towards us. We’re all individuals with our own problems, perspectives, preferences. Why should every story including us have to essentially be a form of torture porn? 

For those who don’t know, the term ‘torture porn’ is used in cinematic circles to describe a subgenre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic depictions of torture, gore, violence, etc etc. That doesn’t mean any film with gore in it, it means a piece that has no real plot, emotional depth, or suspense; it’s only about suffering, plain and simple. Think of things like Bloodfeast (1963)–one of my personal fav b movies actually–the Saw series, and Hostel: Part II (2007). Films like Evil Dead 2 (1987), however, are splatstick because of the comedic tone. 

I make this comparison because if every single story with queer characters and couples only focused on the suffering of these people, then it just becomes an emotional–and sometimes physical–form of what I explained above. If it has nothing going for it but that, then the story is nonexistent, plot is flat, the characters are caricatures rather than people, etc etc. Again, it’s not a bad thing to portray stories like this. But it’s important to keep in mind that we experience more than hate and romanticized depression. 

Anyway, my point is is that YOI has a complex story on its own. Yuuri and Victor are people, not romanticized caricatures. They have their own problems separate from discrimination, and that’s so important in normalizing queer people and relationships. I mean, honestly, if we keep portraying queer people as “outsiders,” how are we going to get anywhere? 

I was talking to my mother about this, and she made a great point: not only is the show a great step for normalizing queer relationships–especially since younger generations will be able to see it–but it’s also a wonderful blueprint of what the world could be. It’ll take time, and work, but this is a place we can get to. People can love and be themselves and hold their identities proudly instead of repressing and hiding out of fear of assault or even death. 

If we don’t have a map, we’ll lose our way. YOI is a piece of the map to lead us to a better, kinder world. 

This show has worth, and it means things to people, whether you think so or not. Opinions don’t change the reality. 

Happy 2nd Captain Swan Day!

hello Friends, my dear CS Family!

so it’s Sunday!!! i have other planes for today but then Irish liferuiner dominated my dash in the most amazing way (thank you everyone for sharing your Paris con photos!) so i thought:

we should celebrate this CS Day by sharing our favorite Colin photos/gifs!

if like the idea create post with your fav or add it to this one!

so… if i have to post here all my fav Colin photos/gifs, this post would be sooooooooooo long, so i try to post only 1 from 5 categories: ouat bts photos, cons and interviews, other films or shows bts and promotion, Colin with friends, Colin singing.

1. I love all ouat bts photos, and this is one of my all time fav of Colin

2. it’s hard not to love all Colin’s photos from cons and interviews

yes, that’s two - sorry?

3.  other films or shows bts and promotion - i can’t wait to see what he will film in future!

4.Colin with friends - all photos from the games they watch, posts they make on Instagram, from other things they do together!

5. Colin singing and/or playing guitar

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anonymous asked:

First of all: GAHHH YOUR ART IS AMAZING AND I WNAT TO FRAME ALL OF YOUR LUMIERE AND PLUMETTE THINGS! Second : have you seen beauty and the beast ur? Thoughts?

Anon, are you encouraging my Candlestick/Featherduster OTP??? Quick doodle for you:

I saw Beauty and the Beast at a Thursday night showing and I LOVED IT. So happy with it.

(review/possible spoilers under the cut)

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