Wednesday, July 23, 2014

fiercelyliterate replied to your photoset “Saw a bunny up close (I was like 8 feet away maybe) frosted cupcakes…”

Those are some good looking cupcakes!

Thanks Emily!! I’ve been practicing.

pungoeshere:

banderboucher:

The meta sequel to that dumb frank video that got popular

a cinematic masterpiece

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)

Saw a bunny up close (I was like 8 feet away maybe) frosted cupcakes and ate some dragon fruit today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
  • Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
  • Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
  • Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
  • Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
Monday, July 21, 2014
princegutter:

one of those ‘draw a character in your ootd’ things
i got bored with the idea p fast so its not v polished but who caaares
trans kinjou because i said so thats why

princegutter:

one of those ‘draw a character in your ootd’ things

i got bored with the idea p fast so its not v polished but who caaares

trans kinjou because i said so thats why

Sunday, July 20, 2014

ATTENTION TEAM

it’s meeting time.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
nuttydame:

sebrone:

elenitahb:

AAAAHHHHH I can’t get over how spot on this friendship is and and how easily they allow themselves to be 8 years old idiots when they’re together but they’re always emotionally mature enough to have actual serious talks about feelings, stepping over any kind of unnecessary drama to let them openly show how much they care about each other!!!!
UGH IDIOTS STOP I CAN’T SEE YOUR BEST FRIENDS FOREVER BRACELETS THROUGH MY TEARS.


#it actually disgusts me #i bet they have one of those heart shaped necklace sets from Claires Accessories #that splits into two parts and says BEST FRIENDS on each piece #and there was a 10 minute arguement about who got the one that says BEST on it #disgusting (x)

#OH GOD THEY ACTUALLY DO  #pete probably got them ‘best’ and ‘friends’ charm bracelet charms  #and then myka was like ‘pete we don’t have charm bracelets’  #and pete went back and bought them charm bracelets  #and then pete goes back and buys them both charm bracelets and also buys a book charm and a sword charm and an alien charm for myka’s  #(‘why aliens?’ myka asks)  #(‘because you like hg and she wrote a book about them’ pete says ‘also aliens are cool’)  #and myka rolls here eyes but the next day when pete gets home there’s a cookie charm on his desk  #and myka’s not saying she bought it for him but she totally bought it for him (via acommonrose)