here’s the thing: I liked la la land. It was a cute movie. the dancing was fun. cinematography wise? breathtaking
but you know what really, really bothered me while I was watching it?
all of the diversity in the background
they’re in LA. there’s men and women of every color dancing and singing in the opening number. it really reflects how diverse and wonderful LA really is!
and then the story begins and we zoom in on… two white people falling in love
one of whom is obsessed with preserving Jazz as a musical genre
look me in the eyes and TELL ME WHY a white actor had to play that role
Jazz has DISTINCTLY black roots
we could have had an interracial couple
HELL, we could have had a struggling black musician and a struggling black actress trying to get her big break
and it sucks because while I DO love Gosling and Stone and they did a great job
all I can do is look at the movie and feel the POTENTIAL that it had, had they casted their leads differently
so yeah it bothers me when they act like la la land was “such a feat” and they were “worried it wouldn’t have an audience” when like… come on. two well known white leads falling in love. gimme a break.
#kdramawomensweek: day 8 // age of youth love-fest | happy international women’s day!
So I pretty much put together some of my favorite scenes from Age of Youth. They’re all scenes that really hit me hard emotionally or just personally resonated with me. When Jin Myung, whose feelings have slowly been bubbling underneath the surface, finally overflows with emotion, full of rage and agony. She finally demands the apology she’s been silently asking for. When she fell to the floor in sobs, I cried with her. I felt that grief. When Yi Na realizes she’s been holding herself back and finally lets herself go. Dammit, that scene just hit me. When Eun Jae blows up and just begs for the housemates to be nice to her I could personally relate to her pain and just how nervous she must have felt to finally let that out and tell these almost strangers how alienated they made her feel and how much it had hurt her. That’s not easy.
As you can see, most of my favorite scenes include the girls all together. The relationship that developed between these girls, different in pretty much every way, from being strangers just living in a house together to sisters that loved and protected each other in any way they could was really the main strength of the show. Even that hilarious scene when the girls beat up Eun Jae’s boyfriend because they think he’s some stranger out to hurt her shows just how willing they are to protect each other. I mean, they burst out of the house the second they heard Eun Jae scream. The girls immediately went to comfort Ye Eun when she finally broke up with a boyfriend she loved so much. And when Eun Jae finally comes home after being out all night, the girls just hug her, saying that everything is okay because she’s here and she’s safe. I’m tearing up just thinking of the scene. That love for each other that made them one of the best friendships of 2016 and just in general.
What I love about the girls individual stories is the journey they went through during the drama and where they ended up. They don’t end the drama suddenly complete and whole, but you know they’ve set themselves on that track. They learn to start forgiving and loving themselves. The ghosts they’ve lived with are never completely gone but they’re not held back and tortured by them anymore.
Anyway, what I really want to say is that I love these girls so so so so so much. There’s really nothing I can say that can convey the amount of love I have for this drama and the Belle Epoque girls. It warms my heart when I think of them and I’m just so happy there’s going to be a season 2.
BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural (Season 2)The Murders That Haunt The Lizzie Borden House This week on BuzzFeed Unsolved we investigate the Lizzie Borden House as part of our ongoing investigation into the question: Are ghosts real? A house that had such a tragic murder inside of it, or should I say murders, should be haunted.
right so i was thinking earlier about what if Peter Ashe had sent Flint and Vane to savannah instead of finishing the trial. it might not make sense but just imagine:
peter coming along to talk to james about miranda and thomas before sending them off
only he’s not exactly talking to james, is he. nah, he’s talking to Captain Flint. who’s immediate reaction is 'don’t even sAY THEIR NAMES YOU AS GOOD AS KILLED THEM BOTH’
and vane is sitting there like ‘i came out to attack people and im honestly not having fun right now’
vane and flint being taken to the field and then thomas is there and the reunion happens and vane is like. wait whats happening here
flint. flint what are you doing. where are you going. what - flint come back wE’RE A TEAM DON’T LEAVE A BROTHER BEHIND. WHO’S THAT.
WHY ARE YOU KISSING HIM
FLINT WHAT ARE YOU DOING THAT IS NOT THE PLAN
thomas being able to comfort james after miranda’s death and stopping him from going Full Flint™
vane trying to discuss their plan and having to remind james and thomas look he’s not going to disappear if you look away
they leave savannah within three days. they only stay so long because thomas wouldn’t leave the other prisoners and james wouldn’t leave thomas and vane wouldn’t leave Captain Flint. I’m only here for the good of nassau
honestly. i don’t want you to take this as a sign that i like you
I still really love Too Far but I can’t get over how Amethyst was totally cool with Peridot shittalking her friends like that. Like if Peridot was saying “Garnet walks around in shades and pretends she’s all that” that’s one thing, but she was straight up insulting her for being a fusion and Amethyst just??? Laughs ???????