Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
If there was a ghost in my house i’d probably never notice it like i’d close a door and when i come back its strangely opened again and i’d just like “fuck i thought i closed it im so fucking stupid”
Me too. One time, at Disney World, two of my friends and I went to the Haunted mansion. They have character actors there, and when you get to that room that is basically an elevator, and as the floor descends and the portraits are revealed, I was looking up, watching, and then when it was over, I dropped my head, and turned straight to my friend. Totally missed that the character actress was standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME to try and scare me. My friend watched as she went around behind our other friend, to tell people to move along. To this day, I cannot believe how oblivious I was.
Don’t shame the girls who sent pictures of themselves half-naked to their significant others as a way to express eroticism which is healthy and natural… give the people hell who think it’s okay to destroy someone’s trust and distribute those images simply for entertainment purposes.
Say it again. I don’t think they got it the first time. Too much truth.
Though legally speaking, in America, it is considered ‘obscene’ because they are using gov’t satellites to send said pictures. It’s not legal to distribute the pictures, but it isn’t really legal to send them either. Adults are allowed to have porn (provided it is not considered ‘obscene’ just ‘indecent’—which mostly has to do with whether or not children are involved), but you can’t send it on gov’t sponsored lines of communication. When things get leaked, it can be hard to pin down where it happened, and people don’t usually get in trouble for it anymore (unless they are underage), but still, legally speaking in America, no one should be sending photos like that.
Destiel is like if I accidentally got chocolate on your peanut butter and you accidentally got peanut butter on my chocolate and then we both spent the next five years pretending Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups don’t exist.