do action movies know they can have more than one female character
Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions.
This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.
His clothes will be inexplicably tighter and more form-fitting than everybody elses, yet will also be more non-descript, like he doesn’t have a personality except for looking sexy.
I need to have as much wild sex as possible so one day I can become an inappropriate old lady that blurts out things like “when I was your age I got a concussion after being bent over a desk” and then my family can be like “grandma please, you’re making easter dinner really uncomfortable” and it’ll be great
and people say the youth of today have no ambitions
Honestly, this is one of the chief reasons I am sad about not having lots of sex. I want to have Bad Old Lady tales of my Misspent Youth.
My youth was misspent studying and working four jobs to support my studying. THAT is how you fail to spend your youth appropriately.
it’s so weird that men can make endless misogynistic comments and not have to reassure people that they don’t hate women but when women, especially those in the spotlight, talk about things concerning women they feel an overwhelming need to constantly reassure the world that they don’t hate men, that they love men.
and by weird i mean a cultural norm to demean women and overvalue men.
when i was around 5 i asked my mom why “some people were different colors” and she said “because god wanted lots of flavors” and let me tell you that was the wrong thing to say because for the next 3 years i thought god ate people when they died
Reminder to all: kids are waaaaaaaay literal and they like to extrapolate.
I wish I knew…and this is a bigger question than you think you’re asking. When we count we go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and then we start over again, just changing the second number, 11, 12, 13…etc. This is called “base 10”. The base is the number that you have to hit before moving a decimal place over. We use base ten, presumably, 100% because we have ten fingers.
However, 12 is possibly a better choice. Ten is only divisible by 1, 2, 5, and 10 while 12 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. So for a lot of applications, base 12 is easier to use. And we do use base 12, just not very often or very precisely. Every time you say “two dozen” you’re using base 12. Or, in the case of your pack of tampons, eight dozen.
Why we use dozens isn’t exactly clear…it may be just because it’s mathematically convenient…or it may be good for marketing reasons (96 might sound more impressive than 100.) Or maybe it’s because there are roughly 12 lunar cycles per year (which is where we get the 12 months.)
We don’t really know…but beer, soda, eggs, and tampons…all come in dozens…for reasons that stretch back, possibly, to the very beginning of counting. Which is REALLY COOL.
So, I was at lunch with a friend and his sister after seeing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, catching up on stuff and talk turned to the new series of Doctor Who - our expectations, Peter Capaldi, Jenna possibly leaving, the Matt Smith era - and his sister suddenly raises an interesting point.
"Isn’t the Matt Smith era kind of similar to Twilight?"
This caused both my friend and I to pause, and look at each other with a similar expression of puzzlement.
"Yeah - I mean the storyline is very similar," she continued "The main female character has to choose between two men from different races, makes her choice and has baby. Baby grows up abnormally fast, and ends up marrying the other man."
Despite how this theory glosses over some of the plot, it still kind of stunned me as I realisation slowly dawned on me.
"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".
"Don’t let [traumatic life-altering event that causes long-term emotional, mental, and physical health problems] define you" often seems to mean "stop talking about [traumatic life-altering event] and pretend it never happened and doesn’t shape your life or else".
Just a short note to let people know that on Monday (today/tomorrow depending on where you live), I’m going to be doing an interview about Escher Girls with feminist/women’s radio program ”Yeah, What She Said” on 90.9FM in Calgary. (I’m both super excited and super nervous >_>)
People don’t really believe you are incapacitated by illness.
They don’t really believe your mental illness is legitimate.
They don’t respect you to make good judgements.
They will not fulfil promises to help out.
There is no one who would put you first (and why should you expect that?).
People who tell you that if you just do X, everything will work out OK are wrong. Their lives are already so much better than yours that they can believe this lie in comfort.
You’re on your own, and you’re sick and you’re depressed and you’re in debt and no one believes in you.
Things aren’t going to be OK.
(Note: I apologise for the use of the second person in this. I don’t genuinely know about anyone else but me, but I’m not comfortable talking about myself and how bad things are so openly. I’m all alone tonight, and I just received a punch to the gut for doing what people assured me would be OK and would make things better. It was a lie. I’m sorry. This isn’t about you. I don’t know how things are for you. But the people who tell me depression is lying to me and I’m being paranoid… well, no, those people are wrong. There are no fairy godmothers for me.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to do anything stupid. I’m just alone and have no one to talk to and I needed to say this.)
Neil Gaiman said something similar at Continuum 3 back in 2005. (I think he said he didn’t believe in writer’s block: he always had several projects on the go, and if he got stuck on one, he switched and worked on another.)
That riled me too.
I have suffered from writer’s block, and to me those statements are the same as saying “I don’t believe in depression. If you’re sad, just think happy thoughts.”
Because, for me, writer’s block is a form of depression.