Kelli, 25, Western Washington. I have my BA in Writing and a Certificate in Editing, but I'm currently failing to make use of them. This blog is mainly a collection of fandom-related things that please me. Or make me cry. Or both at the same time. I'm a member of many fandoms, but I tag 98% of my posts, so if you have tumblr savior, you can hide from whatever displeases you! Welcome to the madness.
I don’t know about other English-speaking cultures, but in Britain thick means dim, slow, a bit stupid. So I quite like the fact that the video for Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines features his surname as a hashtag in giant red letters. It’s like he’s misspelling an insult to himself. Flashing up #THICKE on the screen, he might as well include #STUPIDE #MORONE #IDIOTE #BRAINLESSE WANKERE
“Pigby enjoyed the warbling sounds made by the nice-smelling thing that fed him.”
I’m in love with Olive’s little nun outfit, and of course her pig.
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.
Playing fetch with the dog and the cat decided to run across the room right where I threw the toy…OOPS! I feel bad, but at least it was the lightweight toy and not the heavy rope.
Taking a break from drawing… to draw something else pthbbb
BUT YEAH soft masc is a good idea. really good idea
Did anyone else start singing?
IIIIII’m a lumberjack and I’m okay!
*continues Monty Python singalong*
- Cut/pin/sew Beren’s tunic
- Ruin the right sleeve of said tunic to mimic werewolf mauling (hopefully without ruining anything else)
- Cut/pin/sew boot covers
- Cut/pin/sew gauntlet
- dye tattered edge of tunic sleeve red (this might be a terrible idea) - maybe
- Do trial run with elf ear tips
Also leaning towards saving Potterlock!Irene for sherlock-seattle this year rather than emeraldcitycomicon. Because possibly adding a little sparkly from optimysticals for the Irene Adler cosplay that it would be a shame to cover up with the Slytherin scarf.
I feel your pain right now. My list:
- Sew pants
- Create the buttons for the coat
- Finish handstitching the border of the corset
- Give corset to sister for grommetting
- Borrow someone’s soldering iron so I can
- FINISH THE FUCKING WINGS
- ALSO THAT STUPID MACE
- Cut up, sew, rivet, cry over the harness that holds both the wings and the mace
- Glue gears onto everything
Luckily, Bellatrix and Cosima/Sarah are done as far as I’m concerned.
I’m there with you.
-Buy blue and white fabric
-Make blue dress
-Piece together new Belle blouse from multiple patterns
-Do a hair trial for the correct Belle waves
-Make sure gray lab coat gets here on time
-Sew patch onto lab coat
-Cut/Dye purple tank tops
-Various other things that I’m not thinking of at the moment.
-Oh yeah, go shopping with boyfriend for a good shirt/tie/shoes for Coulson.
Gah! How have I done so little! At least I found a good petticoat while we were in Portland last weekend.
And now, I am going to read until I fall asleep. And unless my ears are deceiving me, the cat is under the bed snoring. I am amused.
Zelda snores a lot. Though Tesla has been known to on occasion as well.
The most I have seen of Tesla so far is a tail disappearing under the bed and a blurry face sniffing at me in the middle of the night. Food keeps disappearing, so I’m going to assume life unless something tells me otherwise.
The best way to catch sight of her is to creep to my parents’ bedroom in the middle of the day. She is usually beside the bed or on it napping. :3
She’s a very nervous mad scientist and takes a while to warm up to people.
I did end up seeing her briefly about an hour ago. Zelda was next to her, so she didn’t flee the second I set foot in the room. She may also have snuck out to the dining area last night when my back was turned, cause one of the two was hissing at Tavish, and I could have sworn Zelda was by the door.
"They aren’t intended to be career role models. They are moral role models. Disney movies aren’t telling girls that they should limit their aspirations to becoming princesses; they are teaching them to adopt the values of Disney princesses: kindness (Snow White), compassion (Ariel), intelligence (Belle), humility (Cinderella), courage (Merida), and determination (Tiana), among others. These are worthy attributes for boys as well as girls, but the point is that Disney isn’t steering girls toward being future trophy wives – it’s promoting values that make you a decent person, regardless of your career or lack thereof." (x)