↳get to know me:favorite female characters → the ghibli girls “Many of my movies have strong female leads – brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”(– Hayao Miyazaki)
Now if you want to talk about Taylor Swift that is easy… Since she came to my show in December of 2014 I would say that 90% of journalists that have interviewed me have asked me about either her as a person or what our ‘interaction’ was like. I have said on countless occasions that I found her to be one of the most gracious, hard working, creatively gifted, and beautiful women that I have had the pleasure to meet. I personally have a lot of respect and admiration for her. Why would I not? There are countless positive things I have said about her but these quotes aren’t as interesting and don’t appeal to the keyboard bound social warriors that patrol the internet making sure we can all sleep at night (yes, I’m being sarcastic and rolling my eyes).
Now imagine what it’s like to be her, bless her. I didn’t even date Taylor, but the media’s incessant and brutal obsession with her has meant that even a guy who DIDN’T DATE HER has been so battered by their never ending questioning that he’s inevitably said something that can be lifted and molded into something that resembles 'shade.’ It’s really sad.
Finally, to whoever lifted that 'quote’ first knowing it would spread around the media world… Fuck your sensationalism and your sidebar of shame. You’re the true misogynist and upholder of patriarchal oppression. You try and morally absolve yourself by 'defending Taylor’ when it is YOU that cultivates an environment in which people’s personal lives are fair game for your petty speculation and entertainment. If you want to pick fights, do your research and pick fights with the right people and not people who actually stand for something positive. Go fuck yourselves.
Matt Healy serving some seriously scalding tea about the media’s treatment of Taylor (and celebrities in general) that needs to be acknowledged more often
On why Shatner always spoke his lines as Jim Kirk in an ‘interesting’ manner aka “I speak and breathe in pentameter”:
SHATNER: I had worked in Shakespeare for several years. There’d be a speech in which the character expresses himself or what he plans to do or what was done to him. The speech would be meaningful in terms of the character and the plot, but it would take a hunk. I had learned to speak iambic pentameter, and try and do – I’ve forgotten how many lines – on a breath, so that you would say these words trippingly on the tongue and with a rhythm and then come to the operative word and pause a moment, so that there was a little drama there, and then continue on. That’s the way I approach these things.
I am 24 when my doctor tells me that I was abused. She doesn’t tell
me what happened to me, or plant any memories that weren’t already
there. She takes what I have told her and she puts it all inside those
six letters, that one word.
Before she takes my memories and gives me that word, I tell her that I
have made the appointment because I want to know why I can’t stand being
touched. I tell her that I’m 24 and I’m sick of flinching when shop
assistants hand me my change, just in case their fingers brush against
my palm and there is that fire again, the one that rushes up from my
bone to the membrane of my skin any time it comes into contact that I
wasn’t expecting. I tell her that I have been trying to do this
properly, from dating to everything else, and it’s like I’m blocked.
It’s like I’m missing a piece of myself that makes me an adult, or
perhaps even a human, and I don’t know where it’s gone.