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Girl Meets Screen Time - Maya's Mother

Hello and welcome to the next installment of Girl Meets Screen Time. I hope to be back on schedule with two post a day tomorrow, while I also have a important quotes post in the works. This installment will focus on the screen time of the core four in the 7th episode, Girl Meets Maya’s Mother. It will also contain the series totals. If you missed the last post about Girl Meets Popular, and wish to check it out, here is a link: http://bookmovietvworm.tumblr.com/post/147877905088/girl-meets-screen-time-popular 

*Question about timing structure: We have now arrived at the point where a character has over an hour of screen time. Should I leave it in minutes like this: 65 minutes, 34 seconds, or should I add in hours like so: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds. Please let me know which you think is best. Thank you.*

I will be adding the parameters to every post of this series so newcomers will know how I obtained my statistics.

*Please Note: I am human so the numbers might be off by a few seconds, but I tried my best to be as accurate as possible. I have decide to focus only on the core four for the time being. I will add Smackle and Zay to the total by popular demand, so if you would like me to add them, please let me know.*                                                    

Here are my parameters for the experiment:

  • Time is based on when a character is in frame, regardless of whether or not they have dialogue.
  • They have to be recognizable enough that the audience knows who they are.
  • The only exception to the first parameter is if a character has dialogue over the shot and they are not in it.
  • Obviously the theme song appearances DO NOT count towards the total.

The statistics and random observations about the 7th episode, Girl Meets Maya’s Mother, as well as series totals, below the cut.

Keep reading

It seems that complex characters are a concept too hard to understand for some...

If there is something that you have to admit about TFA, it is all the work that has been done to give a realistic complexity to the characters. They’re not either all black or all white: the good guys have also some flaws, and the bad guys are tortured about what they do or what they are. And this is what gives all its interest to this new trilogy: the personal questioning and the possible evolution of the main characters.

But sadly, seemingly many people totally missed the point. To them, the bad guys are demons who all need to die, and the good guys are nothing but angels, and beware if you say otherwise! That’s as clear as that:

- If you dare say that Rey also clearly showed she has a dark side (which was essential for her to survive on her own)… then you’re just a misogynist that demonizes victims.

- If you dare say that Finn sometime took bad decisions that could put himself or his friends in danger, or that he has been shown as a “damsel in distress”at some point… then you’re just nothing but racist (although you never mentioned his color!).

- If you dare say that Kylo Ren is a lost and still redeemable character (although you don’t forget nor forgive all the evil he did)… then you’re just an abuse apologist.

How do you want to have a serious discussion with this kind of people? That’s so disheartening.

(Sorry for my English)

anonymous asked:

While I totally understand your concern, I think Hux shouldn't be compared to Finn, but to Poe: they have roughly the same amount of screentime & both are "walking and talking plot-devices" (nicely put!) The same popularity of white character vs POC issue stands, but the comparison is more accurate.

Wait is that post doing its rounds again? I thought it was as dead as the proverbial doornail.


Anyway if it is that post that sparked it - if not could you tell me what did? - then kindly note I’m not comparing Finn to Hux. I’m pointing out that a character that wasn’t even a character, but to quote myself “a walking talking plot-device”, is more popular than the lead. It’s no comparison, it’s the statement of a fact.

Like please tell me why I should’t point out  (And how the heck you get that I’m comparing?)

Also POC are not created equal and the fact that Poe despite being a minor role - though still with far more personality and not to mention background now, than Hux - is still so far more popular than a Black lead is also a problem. Fandom have a way of trying to congratulate itself with its treatment of characters of color by ignoring its huge Anti Blackness problem.

Because TFA fandom - and all other fandoms - doesn’t just have a racism problem, it has a significant Anti Blackness problem on top of it. And this fandom or that fandom often tries to celebrate itself by saying that it treats characters of color well, when it’s only the palest characters of color, that are often white passing and have their race and ethnicity erased, that gets treated with any decency. And all the while they do this fandom ignores its treatment of BLACK characters specifically, which have always been shitty and - as TFA proves beyond any kind of doubt - will continue to treat shittily because they can’t be arsed to do anything else.


My point with the post was not just that the TFA fandom have a racism problem - though yeah it does (e.g. hypersexualisation of Poe, erasure of his latinx roots, ect.) - my point was that this fandom have a HUGE, OVERWHELMING Anti Blackness problem that no amount of focus on Poe Dameron can ever solve.

Thank you for at least not reblogging that post with this comment, because it’s been derailed enough as it is. But you completely missed the point of it, which was fandom’s treatment of Finn and its Anti Blackness problem.


So no, no comparison was made. I underscored the fact that this fandom will rather focus on white slave master, who’s constructed after a real world fascist leader who had the blood of millions on his hands (which the fictional fascist has too, but that’s okay because he’s white), who literally have neither character nor personality, than a Black lead. And that post proved once again that fandom will come up with a million bs excuses for why this is okay, or expected, or fair.

Or just plain try to ignore it. You know, like you do. Or care to explain to me why Hux having nearly a thousand more fics about him that Finn does, is not a major “fuck you” not only to Finn, but every single Black person in fandom and out of it? Why this character who’s less than a cardboard cutout should get more attention than him?

And don’t tell me it’s because he’s a Blank Slate or because “fandom loves villains”. Both arguments have been debunked thoroughly and I’m sick and tired of hearing them. If that racist nonsense is the best you can come up with, kindly sit down and shut up, I don’t want to hear you.

YEAH LMAO its super fun how like once u get beneath the surface lars is the soft and sensitive one here and sadie is hiding anger and aggression and i think they feel more comfortable letting those parts of themselves out with each other and i so believe that sadie can relate to lars as the snide grumpy stuff she tries to be too polite to show haha….i can totally imagine like at some point hangin out sadie cracks a kind of rude snarkastic joke around lars and he loses it

like it’s really sad that a lot of people seem to completely miss all the layers to sadies character where she can totally be annoyed and difficult and rude and all those good things like. ppl totally switch lars and sadie out haha she can be so rough and over the top and angry and all thar shit, and i think it could totally be true that similar to how lars benefits from knowing sadie likes him INCLUDING his rough side, sadie could benefit that lars likes her beyond her Polite Exterior and into that inner stuff thats more of a mess and less pleasant. like its not like she’s good on the outside and bad inside and lars is the opposite!!! it would be good for her to learn to let it out, same as lars is figuring out how to let out his super vulnerable stuff. since it IS kind of bad how her bottling it up tends to cause explosions and life and death problems

@eitherwayheturns

Bless you!  No indeed!  lol

Sorry to give you a scare.

I mean, it makes no difference to me whether John and Sherlock kiss (I have feelings about this but you know what?  I don’t write the show so…whatever) just as long as it remains interesting and whatever happens is relevant to the story.

But - I don’t think anyone could or should comfortably assume that’s John and Sherlock kissing…it all just looks like a total blur to me, TBH.

And there are other posts of the same exact picture claiming to see Sherlock on the right and John on the far left…like they’re sitting opposite each other.

So.  

I think at this point we are all just super desperate for season 4 to get here and we’re trying to figure out what the everloving hell Moftiss are doing/thinking/plotting….and how they’re going to destroy us and the characters we’ve missed for YEARSSSSSS.

I mean, I’m not above crackpot theorizing @jamlocked and @sylviascotties and I had an interesting discussion about the deleted scene where CAM visits Sherlock and is surprised at the single rose ‘from…W?’ *he sounds mildly amused…as if something obvious has been missed*

It’s clearly upside down…the other side is tucked under the vase FFS!! which makes it really read ….

But anyway.  That’s just a theory, and someone replied to us trying to figure out what the thing in the right hand corner was (I gave up and said it looks like a Dalek lol) and said it’s actually from Irene (The Woman) and that’s a bit of her wallpaper….but I’m not sure.

Doesn’t really look like it to me?  Even if Arwel claims the rose is from Irene, why just a W?  And WHY IS IT UPSIDE DOWN!  That’s the part that really annoys me.  

And see look at that, I’ve taken a whole post about crackpot theories and advanced another one.

My whole point here is that I guess we’re all allowed our speculation because Moftiss are driving us all batshit crazy and we’re just cluing for any looks we can find at this point.

Girl Meets Screen Time - Smackle

Hey there! Welcome to Girl Meets Screen Time. I should be back on schedule now, but if I do have to post only one a day, I will let you know. This post will be focused on the screen times of the core four in the 8th episode, Girl Meets Smackle. It will also contain the totals for the series so far.  If you missed the last post about Girl Meets Maya’s Mother, and wish to check it out, here is a link: http://bookmovietvworm.tumblr.com/post/147929864728/girl-meets-screen-time-mayas-mother

*Question about timing structure: We have now arrived at the point where a character has over an hour of screen time. Should I leave it in minutes like this: 65 minutes, 34 seconds, or should I add in hours like so: 1 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds. Please let me know which you think is best. Thank you.*

I will be adding the parameters to every post of this series so newcomers will know how I obtained my statistics.

*Please Note: I am human so the numbers might be off by a few seconds, but I tried my best to be as accurate as possible. I have decide to focus only on the core four for the time being. I will add Smackle and Zay to the total by popular demand, so if you would like me to add them, please let me know.*                                                    

Here are my parameters for the experiment:

  • Time is based on when a character is in frame, regardless of whether or not they have dialogue.
  • They have to be recognizable enough that the audience knows who they are.
  • The only exception to the first parameter is if a character has dialogue over the shot and they are not in it.
  • Obviously the theme song appearances DO NOT count towards the total.

The statistics and random observations about the 8th episode, Girl Meets Smackle, as well as series totals, below the cut.

Keep reading

galra keith?

I love this theory that Keith is part(?) Galra. Where did it come from though?

The reason I am loving it so much is because on my rewatch I noticed Keith is one of the only paladins who is gung ho straight from the beginning about taking down Zarkon. I realize he might just not miss the earth the same way as the others, but if you look at it from the point of view of him as someone who already knew about all this stuff and had to deal with it his whole life it makes his reactions so much more interesting and brings a totally different side to his character!

There’s just so many things that make so much sense if you think of it with the idea that keith is a galra.

First off, we know Keith is a better hand to hand fighter than the other humans his own age. He’s the only member of the paladins whose bayard turns into a close combat weapon. Of course, Pidge’s weapon can also be used in close combat, but it’s got the ranged flexibility. Only Keith’s bayard takes the form of a traditional martial close range weapon. He already carries a short sword with him before he gets the bayard, so we know it doesn’t just take the form of a sword because of his personality.

Keith is trained to use these kinds of weapons in a way none of the other humans are! This suggests such combat knowledge is unusual from human children in this era. So why would Keith know how to use and carry around such a weapon? Well Allura hints that combat training is a part of an Altean child’s education. Considering the Galra have been at war for over 10,00 years wouldn’t it make sense that Galra children are also taught hand to hand combat from a young age?

Keith was kicked out of the garrison, but shows no emotional baggage over the issue, furthermore he was still hanging around even after being booted. What if he knew about Voltron before hand and came to the garrison looking for information similar to how Pidge did? What if he got kicked out for a similar reason? OR what if he found out the human military didn’t have any info on Voltron got pissed and just left? He tells the others he’s searching just because of a “weird feeling,” but could that really just be an excuse he gives the others to hide his past?

Just yesterday as I was rewatching the Balmara episodes, I realized this could even explain how Keith knew how to close the hangar doors on the Galra tech console.

Now you may be thinking “but Keith doesn’t look anything like a Galra!” Yes, that’s true. but what if like the Alteans the Galra have some kind of shape-changing ability? We know already that Zarkon, a galra, used to be accepted by the Alteans (I don’t want to be too specific because spoilers, but you know what I mean). Was it just that Galra used to be not as conquery? Or did they not realize that Zarkon was a Galra because he had some ability to change his appearance? Maybe it’s an ability only certain Galra have, just like only certain Galra can be druids?

Of course I realize it’s unlikely for this theory to turn out to be true, but it’s just so fun to think about!! Does anyone else have any other Galra!Keith connections? How did this whole theory start in the first place?

anonymous asked:

Unpopular Opinion: Mello wasn't completely evil

send unpopular opinions!

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

Yep, this I totally agree with. Death Note characters are pretty grey morality and trying to make these guys ALL GOOD or ALL EVIL is a gross oversimplification and is kinda missing the point. 

Mello absolutely does terrible things that should not be downplayed or ignored. I think it’s good to recognize that he does have a lot of flaws and did in fact murder and kidnap innocents to try and forward his own agenda of beating Near. At the same time, it’s just as important to recognize there are nuances to Mello’s actions. While I think calling him “principled” is kind of a stretch because I think he’s more utilitarian, he doesn’t really act indiscriminately and he’s not a sadist either. 

Basically, just because a character feels justified, doesn’t mean they are justified, and pointing out that a character is not justified is not the same thing as saying they’re “evil.” At the same time, Mello handing over a blanket to a woman after he kidnaps her and orders to strip at gunpoint doesn’t actually make him a good person. There’s this vast world between black and white extremes and more often than not everything lies in grey territory.