“Oh Nicholas Hoult, that guy from Narnia!”
Yes Robyn, Nicholas Hoult
looks like William Moseley
get me out of here
I just snorted all over my computer. Thanks for that, Megan.
Oh shit. Just remembered I’m seeing a movie in, like, two hours. Summertime is not a good time for me to actually remember plans. I need to go get food.
Wait. The internet is still working. But I’m upstairs. What is this sorcery????
Well, I preloaded tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars. Time to go back upstairs to the no-internet hell that exists at my aunt and uncle’s place. Then I am passing the frick out because I am exhausted.
Over at Vulture, Kyle Buchanan talks back to the major post-9/11 blockbuster trend of using massive, violent destruction of cities and faceless, nameless innocent bystanders as backdrop for superhero, action and various other Michael Bay-esque films. It’s a great takedown of the casual nature of the approach to destruction, where collateral damage is common and rarely fully acknowledged (how much of NYC died in The Avengers? how many died in the last Star Trek?). The connection to 9/11 imagery and the cheapening of the fear that accompanies the images of crumbling buildings in a terror-struck metropolitan setting is important, too.
(The point is not fully “ugh, violence in movies” although there’s that. It’s more about the fact the violence is actually largely ignored, unacknowledged and has surprisingly little long-term impact on plot. Once over, Earth or wherever usually seems to be restored. Just minus a few thousand or more people.)
Hmm. Something to think about this morning.
You know what? I’m going to do an experiment.
I’m going to leave this track here, completely unmarked, and tag it with everything I can. If you like it, reblog it, give it some notes. If you don’t, ignore it and move on with your life. I’ll tag it with a bunch of fandoms, so people can hear it.
Just out of curiosity. Press play and see what happens.
I’ll give you one hint: I consider it beautiful.
And once again hetero canon gets in the way of a homosexual ship and I’m faced with the realisation that the fandom I loved so much is actually full of misogynistic assholes that I want absolutely nothing to do with. Ugh. I’m going to go watch Elementary for the rest of my life. Kthxbai.