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drkfvntasy asked: About The New Star wars Movie Only Having One Female Character, I Think It's Because He has To Go Along With The Timeline Of What Happens In The Star Wars Stories And Stuff. He Can't Add New Main Characters Cause Then It'll Ruin The Story.

hellotailor:

i can’t tell if this message is real or a troll/parody. but on the offchance that it’s genuine: the new star wars movies aren’t based on any existing timeline, because disney recently decided that all the earlier star wars extended universe stuff is no longer canon.

after writing about the lack of female characters in the new star wars movie, i’ve seen a lot of responses from people saying that the lack of female characters is fine, because “that’s what the story called for,” which… what??

"the story" is written by a person, who decides how characters will look and behave. it didn’t float into the world full-formed, on the wings of the muse.

in other words, j.j. abrams and his cowriter made a conscious decision to create a universe in which 80% of the important characters are male. in the 1970s, the star wars story “called for” an overwhelmingly white cast, and one female character. in 2014, we’ve progressed far enough that a central cast of 13 people only includes 9 white men, which is (very slow) progress in terms of racial representation, but possibly even worse in terms of the gender divide. and while this may sound like a cold an mathematical way to criticize a movie, it is important for a number of reasons.

star wars is explicitly a family film that plays to worldwide audiences, and makes a huge amount of money from selling toys, video games, etc to its audience. the idea of hiring an 80% male cast is damaging and alienating in many ways, both to its audience and to star wars as a business. not only will women (particularly women of colour) likely feel alienated by the new movie, but Disney will lose a ton of customers who might otherwise go out and buy an action figure for their kid.

this may sound frivolous, but for a lot of people, characters in movies like star wars really matter. at the moment, girls have two choices to identify with in the star wars universe: princess leia, or queen amidala. beautiful royals who know how to shoot a gun. however, boys have a vast array of male characters to look up to, in terms of personality, body type, you name it. star wars is also founded on the “everyman” archetype, in which everyone in the audience is expected to identify with a “normal” young white hero (luke, anakin, han solo, obi wan). in the new star wars cast, there are two female characters: leia, and an unnamed character played by daisy ridley, an attractive young white actress. the fact is that even if a third female character is announced (which is likely) and daisy ridley’s character is the protagonist (less likely), this will still not be enough.

why bother to rationalise a decision that marginalizes women like this? take it for what it is: J.J. Abrams does not want to make a movie that features women in any meaningful context. when he writes a story, that story will inevitable “call for” a cast that specifically caters to a (mostly imaginary) audience of young white male nerds, disregarding everyone else.

Filed under boring conversation anyway i'm trying not to dwell on this i'm trying not to be unspeakably furious about it i probably won't blog about it again because i'm trying to ignore it but like i'm so fucking mad

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ericnorseman:

Will: I bond with Abigail; you take her away. I bond with barely more than the idea of a child; you take it away. You saw to it that I alienated Alana, alienated Jack. You don’t want me to have anything in my life that’s not you.

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Filed under awful people club I LOVED THAT DIALOGUE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT and hannibal did not deny it at aaaallllll fucking CHRIST that last gif on the left goodddddddddd hnngh just please give me all of this forever this is all i want PLEASE

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thebicker:

afscme:

Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

thebicker:

afscme:

Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.

If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

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Filed under it completely blows my mind like defies all belief and logic that the same people who don't support raising the minimum wage also want to get rid of programs like EBT just you're literally saying that people deserve to starve?? that those in poverty should stay there and die??? what is even fucking WRONG WITH YOU

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arielmh:

"We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles. I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, he just tosses an egg up in the air and the egg breaks on the spatula. No problem. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and tells me he was a juggler in his youth.” [x]And here we all thought we’d have a million outtakes of Mads flubbing the egg trick…

arielmh:

"We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles.

 I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, he just tosses an egg up in the air and the egg breaks on the spatula. No problem. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and tells me he was a juggler in his youth.”
[x]

And here we all thought we’d have a million outtakes of Mads flubbing the egg trick…

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Filed under this is my design like no seriously i'm so fucking furious at all of you for not smothering me in images of this scene fucking LOOK AT HIM JESUS FUCKING FUCK ME CHRIST