July 24, 2014

This is how I picture Anastasia Steele’s Inner Goddess.

Make it happen, Fifty Shades movie makers.

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July 24, 2014

pervocracy:

Saw the FSoG trailer.  Really not much to comment on besides what I’ve already said about the books, but a few things I noticed:

  • They made Ana rather older-looking in the movie, and Christian younger-looking, than comes across in text.  In text she sounds like a fifteen-year-old who occasionally acts like a ten-year-old, whereas he sounds forty. It doesn’t unfuck his actions if they’re peers, but it softens the creep blow a little bit.
  • It’s subtle without context, but in the elevator scene, you do see her try to push him away. And her expression as he walks into the closing doors is straight out of a horror movie.
  • "I’m not capable of leaving you alone."  Oh, that’s too bad.  Because in my dream version of this trailer, Ana says "I can give you a little help with that" and then there’s a scene where we learn that Ana knows Krav Maga and parkour.
  • That shot where Ana is about to kiss (José?) and Christian runs in and stiff-arms them apart.  I laughed. 
  • Ana has the same sullen-exhausted expression in every shot.  Which is about how I picture her in the book, yeah.
  • There’s that shot again where it looks sexy that his hand is up her skirt, because they cut away before you see her refusing and him threatening and abusing her for refusing.
  • Look at this knot.  This knot is a disgrace.  I’m thinking “actual BDSM consultant” was not a job on this shoot.image
  • Is “ohOhohOhohnNono” like, the theme noise?  Okayyy then.
  • The angle Christian is looking at in the ending graphic is a view you would only get if there were a skyscraper floating in the middle of Puget Sound.
  • The whole thing looks tragically faithful to the book.  Maybe it’ll flop enormously when people realize “hey, sex or no sex, he’s kind of a complete shit to her.”  One can hope.
  • I am very, very sad that we didn’t get a CGI Inner Goddess.
  • I am very, very sad that we didn’t get a CGI Inner Goddess.

You and me both.

July 24, 2014
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This reluctance to talk about men’s violence is widespread and seems to amount almost to a taboo. The news media report that “a woman was raped,” but never say “a man raped a woman.” Analyses of school violence talk about “kids killing kids,” ignoring the fact that it is almost exclusively boys committing the violence. Terms like “domestic violence” mask the fact that most of this violence is committed by men.



Feminists and feminist organizations also fall into this pattern by using the term “violence against women.” This wording puts the focus on women as victims and hides who is perpetrating the violence. If we can’t even say who is doing most of the violence in the world, how can we hope to stop it?

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Jennie Ruby, Male Pattern Violence [X] (via witchbornwitch)

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July 24, 2014

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July 24, 2014
cosmopolitanmagazine:

It’s here. IT’S HERE. THE #FIFTYSHADES TRAILER IS HERE. Watch now on Cosmopolitan.com.

I’m not sure what I love most about this hilariously terrible-looking trailer.
Probably the horror movie music. Sounds about right.
The question, of course, is do I want to see this trash pile in a theatre or wait until I can steal it off the internet to make fun of it? Or, do I want to just do what I’ve done with the books and read a bunch of other people’s chapter-by-chapter posts.
I highly recommend everyone just skip this and go watch Secretary, which is an excellent film.

cosmopolitanmagazine:

It’s here. IT’S HERE. THE #FIFTYSHADES TRAILER IS HERE. Watch now on Cosmopolitan.com.

I’m not sure what I love most about this hilariously terrible-looking trailer.

Probably the horror movie music. Sounds about right.

The question, of course, is do I want to see this trash pile in a theatre or wait until I can steal it off the internet to make fun of it? Or, do I want to just do what I’ve done with the books and read a bunch of other people’s chapter-by-chapter posts.

I highly recommend everyone just skip this and go watch Secretary, which is an excellent film.

July 23, 2014
jackfreak1994:

When Lilo graduated from High School, Grand Councilwoman immediately calls her and tells her that she is really interested for her to become a future Captain of the Galactic Armada, but for her to do that she will first have to attend G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College). Lilo is happy for the offer, but says that she will only accept if Stitch could go with her. With the Councilwoman’s approval, both friends waste no time to pack their bags, excited of what their future awaits.

Yes, please.

jackfreak1994:

When Lilo graduated from High School, Grand Councilwoman immediately calls her and tells her that she is really interested for her to become a future Captain of the Galactic Armada, but for her to do that she will first have to attend G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College). Lilo is happy for the offer, but says that she will only accept if Stitch could go with her.

With the Councilwoman’s approval, both friends waste no time to pack their bags, excited of what their future awaits.

Yes, please.

July 23, 2014

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July 23, 2014

theweekmagazine:

Dear White People trailer takes a satirical look at modern American race relations

"Dear white people: The minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two"

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July 23, 2014
"For many of these women, the reading experience begins from a place of seething rage. Take Sara Marcus’ initial impression of Jack Kerouac: “I remember putting On the Road down the first time a woman was mentioned. I was just like: ‘Fuck. You.’ I was probably 15 or 16. And over the coming years I realized that it was this canonical work, so I tried to return to it, but every time I was just like, ‘Fuck you.’” Tortorici had a similarly visceral reaction to Charles Bukowski: “I will never forget reading Bukowski’s Post Office and feeling so horrible, the way that the narrator describes the thickness of ugly women’s legs. I think it was the first time I felt like a book that I was trying to identify with rejected me. Though I did absorb it, and of course it made me hate my body or whatever.” Emily Witt turned to masculine texts to access a sexual language that was absent from books about women, but found herself turned off by their take: “many of the great classic coming-of-age novels about the female experience don’t openly discuss sex,” she says in No Regrets. “I read the ones by men instead, until I was like, ‘I cannot read another passage about masturbation. I can’t. It was like a pile of Kleenex.”

This isn’t just about the books. When young women read the hyper-masculine literary canon—what Emily Gould calls the “midcentury misogynists,” staffed with the likes of Roth, Mailer, and Miller—their discomfort is punctuated by the knowledge that their male peers are reading these books, identifying with them, and acting out their perspectives and narratives. These writers are celebrated by the society that we live in, even the one who stabbed his wife. In No Regrets, Elif Bautman talks about reading Henry Miller for the first time because she had a “serious crush” on a guy who said his were “the best books ever,” and that guy’s real-life recommendation exacerbated her distaste for the fictional. When she read Miller, “I felt so alienated by the books, and then thinking about this guy, and it was so hot and summertime … I just wanted to kill myself. … He compared women to soup.”"

In No Regrets, women writers talk about what it was like to read literature’s “midcentury misogynists.” (via becauseiamawoman)

Here’s a fun thing you learn when you study literature: the western canon is not universally beloved. Those books are not the Truth any more than the New York Post is skilled journalism. The main reason they’re held in such high esteem is because they were written by boring white dudes with rage fantasies and boring white dudes with rage fantasies also happen to be largely in charge of deciding which books are deemed classics and taught forever in the American school system.
So if your boyfriend tells you he loves Kerouac then you tell your boyfriend Kerouac was a fucking second rate hack who wrote Beat style because he didn’t have the skill or talent to write any other way, which is probably also why he just copied every adolescent male wanderlust story since the beginning of time. That shit’s derivative and boring.

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Everyone go read this immediately. As I decided last week, my life motto has been expanded from “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it” to include “If all your favorite books are by white men, I probably don’t think you’re a very interesting person.”

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July 23, 2014
juliedillon:

"The Faerie Garden"
This is another piece I did for my Imagined Realms Book on Kickstarter. :) 

juliedillon:

"The Faerie Garden"

This is another piece I did for my Imagined Realms Book on Kickstarter. :) 

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