My sister’s house has been invaded by a pack of teenager-beasts and they are SO LOUD and annoying and really absolute morons and idek if my sister is here or not. I just want to turn the hose on them until they gtfo.
“Most 18-34 males actually have much broader tastes than the old white guys making this shit, and in cases where they don’t support female-centric media, it’s often because that female-centric media is such condescending bullshit that even many women consider it unforgivably misogynistic (Twilight, Sex in the City, etc.). By contrast, My Little Pony (of all things) has cultivated such a crossover fandom that even the virulent homophobes of 4chan have become “bronies.” Quite seriously, if you can’t manage to make superheroes cater equally to both genders, without alienating one or the other, when fucking MY LITTLE PONY can do it, you’re too goddamned dumb to deserve to even a fraction of the big bucks that the people in charge of these franchises are earning to preside over their ever-shrinking audiences.”—Everyone’s lost but me! - Well, it does seem meant to appeal to Homer Simpson (via myfavoritedemons)
OMG DESCRIPTORS. Like, they’re not terrible /if used in moderation/. But jfc, there is NOTHING WRONG WITH USING NAMES AND PRONOUNS. NOBODY NOTICES THE REPETITION.
I KNOOOOOOOW. And they were just UN. ENDING. in this fic. It was like. Actually physically repulsive to me. I was rating about this to Journey while we were driving home last night. She was being all reasonable, saying they were okay in strict moderation. Meanwhile I’m like “I GET MAD AT MYSELF WHEN I USE THEM”.
“[Chris] Evans raises another question as the cameras are about to roll. ‘Wait, how do I check for a pulse?’ he asks, realizing that Iron Man’s armor makes it impossible. [Joss] Whedon’s face furrows as he thinks. Right. ‘Press his chest, lean down, and feel for his breath,’ the director says.”—from the new Entertainment Weekly article (via pitbap)
Week two of recapping at Billboard, click above. For my extended thoughts on queerness, passing and unicorns —
Kurt Hummel is always going to read as gay, and he’s going to get all different sorts of reactions to that. Last season he learned about the violent, physically threatening ones via Karofsky, and the silent but just as hurtful ones done in the cloak of anonymity and group-think with his election to Prom Queen. This year it’s time for the lessons about how even people who are your friends, even other outcasts, will hold you down. He overhears Bieste, Emma and Artie all call him terms that are polite ways of saying “too gay,” because they’re not homophobes at all. But they are judgmental. Emma goes as far as to say “Artie, can Kurt pass” and Artie says no.
On the other hand, Blaine Anderson can. Blaine isn’t any less gay than Kurt — heck, he’s done some of exact same kind of overtly gay things Kurt has (expressed an interest in singing women’s songs, dressed out of the box, pursued boys openly) and faced some of the same overt hatred and harassment. But when it comes to passing, Blaine doesn’t face Kurt’s opposition. Blaine doesn’t read as gay to the untrained eye. Fey, maybe, but who isn’t nowadays?
He auditions for the musical with a Tony song and unlike Kurt (forgetting for a moment that Kurt also didn’t really choose the best audition song, even if the song is perfect for him) the directors can see Blaine as the romantic lead. When they offer him a chance for it, he’s obviously reluctant to take it knowing his boyfriend wants the role, and Glee leaves us hanging until next week for his answer. But the powerhouse scene is less in if Blaine will go for it or not (this couple is strong, they can weather whatever storm the actual audition brings), but that he has the opportunity.
Passing privilege is awful on both sides of the coin. It’s inherent in every call for gays to “just act normal” and “don’t draw so much attention to yourselves.” For someone like Kurt, it’s impossible. It’s not part of his makeup. For someone like Blaine, it’s can be equally as bad. Speaking as someone queer who does pass, the guilt that can come with it is frustrating. Sometimes you don’t want to pass — like when you’re at a gay event and people assume you’re just a straight ally — and sometimes after you’ve “shocked” a friend or coworker by mentioning your ex-girlfriend, you wish that part of your identity was as easily recognized as your hair color. Sometimes you just think, “It’s not fair I can hide my minority status because I don’t fit some mold that has been assumed.”
I’m excited that Glee is going there. Especially with such a young couple, and a couple in the arts, this issues is huge for them, and one that none of the other couples on the show will ever face. There’s acceptance to be learned on both sides, how to fight against society and forge a new path, and how to step outside of your privileged and maintain your youness, whatever that may be. In the capable hands of Colfer and Criss I hope we get all that.
“The reason that man is being assaulted by the police is because of what he has in his hand,” O’Donnell said, while showing a video clip of a man with a video camera being tackled by police. “He’s holding a professional grade video camera. Since the Rodney King beating was caught on an amateur video camera, American police officers have known video cameras are their worst enemy. They will do anything they can to stop you from legally videotaping how they handle their responsibility to serve and protect you.”
“Everything those cops did this weekend to those protesters they’ve done to someone else when no video camera was rolling,” he later added.
Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:
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Way to go MSNBC, seriously.
Seriously, Lawrence O’Donnell, I love you for that
“Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have healthcare and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay. That’s not reflective of who we are.”—