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Film 2017: Top 5

Between MoviePass and film festivals (Seattle, Orcas Island, Telluride, and an absurd daytrip to Marin to see Call Me By Your Name at the Mill Valley Film Festival)  I saw more movies in 2017 than any other year (somewhere around 140, including oldies and re-watches) and liked quite a few of them. 

But the top of the list was really easy, so long as I’m allowed to call the first five a tie. I love them all for slightly different reasons.



A Ghost Story opens with a bump in the night, but it isn’t a horror movie, unless you find the contradictorily vast and fleeting nature of time to be scary, which it absolutely is. One character ceases to be alive, yet lingers under an evocative sheet; a wife remains, grieves, consumes the better part of a pie in a single sitting. Time passes (and passes) and David Lowery captures its infuriating swells and contractions in a truly haunting cinematic meditation. 

In Faces Places (Villages Visages) ninety-three-year-old Agnes Varda and thirty-something photographer J.R. travel to small French towns to take and install extremely large pictures onto unconventional surfaces. Her eyesight is failing; he refuses to take off his sunglasses. Between their effervescent charm and the moving effect that being seen has on the people of the photos, I had tears in my eyes during most of the film’s running time. An utter delight. 

Call Me By Your Name’s gift to those of us with more mundane lives is how sensuously it conveys the feeling of a being a exceptionally bright-yet-bored teenager in Italy, all those dull summer afternoons stretched endlessly ahead, until suddenly you’ve fallen in love with Armie Hammer and those endless days are disappearing all-too quickly. Timothée Chalamet’s performance – rangy curiosity, restrained vulnerability, eager determination – is one for the ages. Elio, Elio, Elio. 

Following the conventional rhythms of a senior year in high school, we see Saorise Ronan’s Lady Bird as she falls in love with a theater geek, a nihilistic dirtbag in a band, her mother, the city of Sacramento, and eventually herself. Where lesser, lazier filmmakers might allow a focus on the lead to crowd everyone else out, Greta Gerwig demonstrates exceptional humanity in allowing every supporting character to be absolutely essential with three dimensional stories of their own. Each of them could’ve sustained their own spotlight, but their intersection with Lady Bird form a rich tapestry of class and geography, family, friendship, and the life-changing power of acknowledging your love of an objectively terrible Dave Matthews Band song. 

I can’t believe how the summer’s greatest and most expensive spectacle, Dunkirk, seems to have completely disappeared from the year-end awards conversation. Christopher Nolan gets to indulge his fondness for clockwork shenanigans, depicting the unlikely rescue of all those sad doomed Brits from that treacherous beach, from three perspectives: the land (sorry, the Mole), sea, and air. There’s very little dialogue; we barely see the Nazis; and there’s no helpful voiceover to refresh you on forgotten history lessons. Yet, with great storytelling economy and absolutely dazzling cinematography, the disjointed timeframes induce a sense of the confused desperation, an utterly harrowing sense of looming death, and the ever slim prospects for escape.  Despite being told with a cool interiority and a restrained chin-up sense of duty, noticing the first hints how the three timeframes intersected were among the year’s most thrilling, the IMAX images among the most indelible, and those little boats finally arriving over the horizon while Tom Hardy’s valiant small plane glides down onto the beach among the most moving. 

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i think the best part about having pets is that when you have a fuxking shit-tacular day, you get to go home and put your face into something soft. smooches help too.
thanks, eggnog. you’re a real bro.

I’ve been followed around stores and had men lurk behind me when I’m alone in public and honestly the best way to make them leave is to stare them right in their face. Some dudes are beyond creepy and this doesn’t work as well but your standard grocery store stalker is easily deterred by a good long look in the eye. I see you motherfucker. I know you’re following me. I know exactly what your face looks like. Fuck with me.

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                                 Starring: Sakata Gintoki In The Cover

          “When people break their old selves they embark a journey to find their new selves.”

                                              ↳ Happy Birthday Kim @mitsutada!

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I can’t get over the idea of Henry and Bendy throwing puns at each other!

Comic inspired by @doodledrawsthings Hells Studio AU
and @whatisthisnonsense ‘s and @squigglydigglydoo ‘s amazing fanfic 
(and with @doodledrawsthings ‘s Henry design)

@everestcresent helped me out with 100% of the puns on this comic and their my bestie. Please go check out their blog!


And this comic, had a LOT of alternate possible routs (5+ written down)
So, below the cut is one of those alt routs (which has bonus panels)
(the rest will merely be in the tags)

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A Nino/Alya/Marinette piece I commissioned from @bichatnoir/@sealfarts!!! She was an absolute pleasure and did such a fine job, I highly recommend checking out her other work, too!

Check out her commission info here!

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The most wonderful person in the world, @wardans, commissioned @nelmdraws to draw Em and Solas being hot together!!! \(♡∀♡\  ● ) LEmme just say … . aaaaaAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Thank you so so much bab!!

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silly minato is golden

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@eriecanary: I literally just found your comic and binge read all of it and? It’s so freaking cute? I love it and your art style so much I made a quick compilation of some of my favorite panels :D I either chose them for their cuteness or the amazingly hilarious faces. Like I swear Flowey makes some of the absolute best face ever. AAAAAA also your Underfell Pap is my favorite take on him ever!

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Oh my! A new reader! Welcome, deary <3 Glad you like the comic! 

I can see many beautiful panels there <3 Wow, you sure took some effort on this, didn’t you? I’m flattered <3 I hope you’re not too sensitive and like what’s going to come! Thanks for sending!