to tell the difference between shooting stars and satellites
I’m writing a modern version of Romeo and Juliet for english class and I’m making them dumb teenagers like they should be and I thought tumblr might appreciate some excerpts from my planning document
Oh yeah and romeo’s going to be sulking about rosaline friendzoning him at the start
I’m really trying to emphasise the ‘stupid kids’ thing here
this is perfect
annemjw said: ✏
Race: Forest Elf
Mastery: You can spin the tears of men into powerful magicks.
Weapon: Zola Ashcat, your faithful companion.
Companion/Familiar: Atop your trusty stead, the dread Ashcat Zola, you cut a fearsome shadow on the blood-soaked plains of Well’Ing Ton
Level: 99 (cups of manpain on the wall)
I confirm this is all legit.
Reasons why you should watch the Fast & Furious movies!
It’s NOT just “fast cars” and “scantily-clad girls”
If you want more in-depth view of diversity and strong female character presence in this franchise, check out my two posts below:
And make sure to go watch the movies! GO!
And watch all the behind the scenes, watch how they make the movies, listen to the director/writer commentaries!
BONUS! Even the directors are diverse in race
- Rob Cohen - white - Fast 1
- John Singleton - african american - Fast 2
- Justin Lin - asian - Fast 3,4,5,6
- James Wan - asian - Fast 7
This franchise is proof that action films can just as easily give great representation and focus on character relationships!
Take this quote from Justin Lin, director of Fast 3,4,5,6
"We can go around the world and do these crazy stunts and scope and everything but ultimately it’s to service the journey home"
Or the quote from Chris Morgan, writer of Fast 3,4,5,6,7
"The overriding theme of this franchise has always been about family - when it really comes down to is the people around you, and it is the place that you call home"
And even despite the tragic passing of founding member Paul Walker, the cast and crew behind the franchise is determined to continue the films not only in his honor because of his passion for the franchise but also because they know how important representation and diversity is for future generations - as actor Tyrese Gibson puts it:
“There’s no way [Paul] would want the franchise to shut down because the movie is successful for a reason. If you all could just show up and look at somebody in the movie that you identify with then the global impact of the movie must continue on behalf of the franchise”
MY GENUINE AND DEEP LOVE FOR THE FAST AND FURIOUS FRANCHISE, LET ME SHOW YOU IT.
listen pals, fuck all that “gentle reminder you would have been beautiful a fuckton of years ago” noise. your physical appearance is absolutely irrelevant and meaningless in the eyes of the great skeleton lord, who only sees beauty in the bones hidden beneath your putrid flesh. stay frosty
honestly if you dont think like, the tumblr feminist scene, with all the occasionally cheesy kawaii-aesthetic misandry art, hasn’t had an impact on anyone at all like
you dont remember what the average teen girl in a fandom was like before this. you don’t remember how we used to make hate-sites about female characters who “got in the way”, games where you could beat them up, how much we hate our gender and bragged about not being like other girls, used to completely reject everything girly. a lot of us just wanted to be one of the guys. there was a lot of internalised misogyny there
now you get these 15 year old girls loving other girls and loving themselves fiercely, even at the total cost of male approval and just. god. if like 14-year-old me could see this shit now.
and like if you dont think teen girls learning to love themselves and their body and each other isnt important than i do not know what to say to you
the thing is though everytime a girl compliments me on a dress/skirt with pockets and I declare THANKS IT HAS POCKETS her response completely changes from “oh that’s nice” to “FUCK ME BACKWARDS ARE YOU FOR REAL SHOW ME SHOW ME THE POCKETS”
From Dave Cormack at The Ruminator.
I’m so glad he said it, because I’ve wanted to but I’ve honestly been a) afraid of doing so and the kinds of responses I will get, as a woman, making such a statement, and b) stuck on how to phrase it concisely because of lack of brain space (I’ve been involved in five shows this fest).
We go on and on about what to do about women in comedy, and people say things like ‘Women just don’t want to do it, why force it’ and ‘What do you want, a quota? THAT’S REVERSE SEXIST’ and no one is prepared to say ‘Maybe we should stop tolerating sexist material and micro aggressions and pretending that a hostile work environment somehow doesn’t exist in the comedy industry’.
Anyway, go read the whole thing, it’s good.