s3cr3t nasa camp of floating booty.
i have reached that point in camp where i sleep with my shorts off.
Philip Quast as Judge Turpin in The New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that."
Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
Ok, you know what pisses me off here?
"We need to market the movie to girls."
If girls see this happening to Hermione they are already in the middle of watching the damn film. Guys think this is what women fucking want? For role models to be superhuman beings that suck realism and nuance from everyone around them including themselves, that are the focal point of a kind of inhuman worship that makes them prettier and more palatable and enviable so it can culminate in discussion of who the hell they should DATE?
You know why that happened in the movies? Because the goddamn writer, who was a guy, liked a Hermione that did not actually exist, an idealized Hermione that was not a real human girl, and wrote her down. A (male) writer idealized a female character into a caricature because that was his watered-down translation of what made her capable and strong.
That’s all we have to do for a female character, right? Make her good at everything and completely devoid of any kind of flaws or arc, anything she herself has to experience and overcome, any inner world of her own. Make her above critique and above being relatable. Which makes her sexier. Which makes her more desirable. Which makes her an oppositeto the stereotype of a girl who is pretty and useless and gets nothing done, but oftentimes still makes her an object.
#lol sorry what #brb dying #so inspirational #chinese
Guns and The Batman: Why the Dark Knight Doesn’t Use Firearms
Batman doesn’t use guns. It’s kind of his deal, one of the defining aspects of his character that’s been in place for over 70 years, despite the book’s ties to the trigger-happy worlds of pulp vigilantes and noir detective stories. So why not? Well, the simple answer, and the one that seems to be supported by the majority of the comics he’s in, would be that he really just prefers the satisfying crunch that you can only get by punching a crook right in the face.
#batgirl #supergirl #dc comics
By Betty Felon
As a cosplayer who currently resides in a rather cozy secret lair (aka a small apartment in Boston), one of my continuous obstacles is being able to neatly organize all of my clothing, collectibles, and costumes in a confined space, while still maintaining enough space for sewing and prop-building. Ever since I started cosplaying, I’ve always been envious of the spacious secret headquarters and hideouts of the characters that I was emulating, especially the heroes who had the space to display all of their previous incarnations of their costumes and their entire artillery of weapons and gadgets. Since most of us will probably never be able to own our own Batcave (let alone, Wayne Manor), organization is the best weapon for storing your alter-egos and preventing the chaotic mess of fabric and Worbla in your limited work space.
In an installment of IKEA Singapore’s series of “IKEA Bedroom Stories” commercials, Frank (civil servant by day, cosplayer by night) describes his room as an “organized mess” of costumes, craft supplies, and action figures. Like many cosplayers, Frank struggles to keep his limited space tidy and orderly while working on costumes and props, which often results in an inevitable chaos of fabric and scattered costume pieces (an issue that I am all too familiar with during convention season).
#batgirl #oh hai wow art wow #batman #dc comics
7: Do you have any OCs?
I’d have to say… no. I mean, I draw original art every now and then (i try) but I don’t name the characters nor do I tend to be able to repeat them.
8: Do you listen to music when you draw? Favorites?
Yep. No real favorites but usually a very limited playlist i.e. something that will obviously loop a lot. The current playlist is this:
9: Favorite thing to draw?
Fandom of interest at the time?
10: Least favorite thing to draw?
Straight lines. I cannot draw them
.11: Draw a pic of yourself like how you look just now.
3: Show a thing you last drew
thumbnail layout sketch thingy thing thing.
4: Lineart or colouring?
All the most brilliant colouring in the world wouldn’t really compensate for bad lineart/inks imho. Whether your lineart is finished pencils, a sketch, heavy inks or clean, animation type lines, that’s your frame for putting the colours in. So if it was up to me to bring up an image to a certain finish, I’d always go with lineart first. Of course, the level of finish and cleanliness would vary.
As for which I prefer, I find both equally relaxing/stressful depending on the situation, so I can’t really say.
1: Take a picture of your workspace
distressingly still sans tablet pen.
12: Any weird artist behaviour you admit doing?
Not drawing. That’s definitely weird artist behaviour. Okay, okay. When drawing I tend to tilt my head a lot to the side. A lot. Sometimes when drawing certain lines my mouth might open a bit too.
woo going to answer those asks in an hour or so
edit: wait where is my tablet pen. trying not to panic.
#hugh jackman #just why
#meanwhile in malaysia #alamak why this again #so uncreative