Turns out the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
Turns out the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
When I first moved to Canada, I showed up to a party and started putting my beer in the fridge. The entire kitchen stopped to stare in wonder and disbelief until someone yelled out ‘don’t fucking waste pizza space. This whole country is a f*ckin icebox’
…I want to move there, and I don’t even like beer xD
"MAN THIS STORY I’M WRITING IS GONNA BE SO GOOD I’M SO PUMPED"
"I CAN’T WAIT TO DEVELOP THE SHIT OUT OF THESE CHARACTERS"
"HOT DAMN THAT ONE SCENE NEAR THE MIDDLE IS GONNA BE BITCHIN’"
"THIS PLOT TWIST IS THE SINGLE BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE"
~one hour later~
EVERY. FUCKING. TIME.
"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.
Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon.
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy.
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died.
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies.
reblogging for commentary
see? that’s great. that’s what i’m referring to. there should definitely be more of that.
and yeah, it’s the big corporations that authorizes the movie deal. for the record: i admit defeat in that respect because comic books really aren’t my thing; i like the movies. if movie fans are keen on iron man and batman, the corporations are gonna try and profit from that, from whatever the larger, broader audience wants.
can i just add my own two cents here? i don’t mean to offend anyone with what i’m about to say, so i’m just gona say it and hope people don’t take this the wrong way.
it’s not as easy as just writing some stuff that is pro-female power and getting it into hollywood. in many ways, classic hollywood cinema is very backwards and still very traditional and male-orientated. as a female asian film major who one day wants to be a big hollywood director (female ang lee?) this industry is HARD. and it’s hard in a lot of different ways.
i’m going to talk about females in hollywood first.
nevermind the women who are working in the industry, i’m just going to talk about content right now. content wise, the female audience audience age group from 18-35 (the golden target) is a very hard group to hit. big hollywood producers often struggle to hit this age group, because most of the big honchos in the industry are composed of middle aged men. they simply assume that women in this age group only like watching romantic comedy movies starring really sweet, hot funny guys and your average every day beautiful girl (jennifer aniston has done a TON of these types of films). when producers make action films featuring comic book heroes, their target audience is not the 18-35 women. in fact, they really aren’t trying to target the women at all. they’re trying to target the entire male population, and if they somehow are able to loop in some of the female audience then that’s great. this seems counterintuitive, since a huge population of fans are women. however, the production companies have since recognized this, and have also started targetting the female population, without losing the male viewers. how? attractive male leads, and catering to women who are protective of them. now, i know i’m crossing a dangerous line here, but i’m just going to throw it out there anyway. loki, a character who was only really supposed to be in one film, was brought back for an additional two, and probably will continue to be brought back. owing to tom’s affable nature, and the woobie-ified fan culture that has catapulted the loki character, the producers have capitalized this specific character to keep, what they assume, is a large part of the female audience.
so wouldn’t the same thing work for chicks too? if we had a superhero action movie about women, wouldn’t that get even more guys to watch? and more females, since the leads would be even more relatable? theoretically, yes. but at the same time, no. unfortunately, after the failure that was elektra and catwoman, studios quickly arrived at the conclusion that female driven comic book action movies failed. how come?
in essence, because they hypersexualized the female action heroes. lara croft tomb raider, arguably one of the most successful female-lead action movies, was successful for the fact that women liked her because finally there is a female action star, and men liked her because she is what film studies people like myself like to call the “fighting fuck toy”. of course, there are two sides to look at it; her sexuality is empowering for her to use as a weapon, and i agree. but the flip side to that begs the question of why it’s at all in any way useful for her to fight in a crop top and have a long beautiful braid running down her back. empowering, or disempowering?
the tables have slowly begun to turn, thankfully, with action movies starring female characters (hunger games, the coming-to-theatres-soon Divergent series), but it is still not easy for a female-driven action movie to come to fruition. in fact, it has to first “pass the test” so to speak. hunger games and divergent were popular first as books, and the producers picked them up, already realizing that at the very least, they would have the people who read the books as an audience. producers aren’t going to just all of a sudden produce female-oreintated action films out of the blue without making sure they have been successful in other mediums first.
ok, so now a different topic. women working in the film industry.
the academy alone is comprised of 73% old men. females are still struggling reaaalllyyy fucking HARD in this industry. in fact, i don’t even think i can name 10 female directors, and i’m a fucking female wanting to be a director. the only way that there are going to be more female-driven (and good female characters in general) film movies are if women speak up in the industry and get shit done. but we can’t do that. it’s not a glass ceiling. it’s a fucking brick shithouse ceiling, and female film workers are given a toothpick to try and break their way out of it.
it is incredibly, insanely, impossibly hard to get into the industry (as i have been slowly finding out), and while i am still in university, i’ve considered changing my major every week because i know how difficult it’s going to be.
so my whole point with this argument is that: female-lead action movies aren’t being made because the male-dominated industry doesn’t think that they will sell. and even if women try to get these movies made, they won’t be able to, because hollywood is still a very sexist industry.
i’m not sure if that made sense, but i just wanted to get this out there from a female film maker’s perspective.
That made too much sense.
It is really SAD,even because in western society Hollywood has the frigging lead of movie industry. And film that do not ‘speak’ the same language (at least here in Italy) are not only not understood, but people even talk bad about them.
(I cosiddetti film d’autore non sono affatto male! v.v)
basically, anyone reading this knows that tumblr + studying = difficult. we’re all procrastinators. so i thought i’d share my favorite ways to crack down, not suck, and make it through finals week. you’ll need
- this or this. it’ll whip your ass into gear. you name a list of websites that distract you, set a timer, and bam. no more hour long study breaks. the best - or worst - part is, it can’t be undone by the application, by deleting the application, or by restarting the computer. you just gotta wait, and if you’re going to wait, you may as well study.
- goals. when you sit down to study, write down everything you’re going to do. then do it. aimlessly staring at your books won’t do shit.
- something to listen to. i suggest movie scores, song covers by the vitamin string quartet, or white noise.
- a queue. if you’re really obsessed with keeping your blog up to date, set aside some time, fatten up your queue, and let your blog run itself for a few days.
- breaks. during your breaks, dance, run around, work out, go for a walk, talk to your friends, call your mom. going back on the internet is an easy way to get out of the mood, so i wouldn’t suggest it.
- tea and coffee - if not for the caffeine, then for the feeling of cozying up with your text books and feeling studious.
- a place to study. it doesn’t matter if it’s in a coffee house, a library, or your kitchen table. as long as your bed’s not in sight and tempting you into a nap, you’re good.
that’s all i’ve got. i’d try to think of more, but that, my friends, would be procrastinating. off to study.
bringing this back because IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN
I’m using this all year had to find it
the second season is just SO amazing!!! >.<
just….WOW, man, WOW
oH GOD, YOU WANT TO KILL ME TO DEATH.
(tipo, l’ho fissato per cinque minuti buoni xD)
(like, I stered at him for five good minutes xD)
…wow, Now I want to write about him again! I have so many ideas! >.<
(really great voice, whoever’s singing, really! :) )
…Wow, adesso voglio riprendere a scrivere di lui! avrei così tante idee! >.<
(gran bella voce, chiunque canti la canzone, veramente!)