“I was raised by my mom, I have a little sister, and I’m constantly annoyed [by] how terribly written most females are in most everything — and especially in comedy. their anatomy seems to be the only defining aspect of their character, and I just find that untruthful and it straight-up offends me. a lot of the strongest people I know are chicks. and as a viewer, I get a kick out of watching real characters. so I take it upon myself to clean that shit up and write actual women. and I like writing strong women, because as a straight male, there’s nothing more attractive to me than a strong girl.”
—Jay Baruchel (via high-and-lonesome-sound)
there are 2 big truths in this photo
- windows 98 really did work better than windows 95. remember the “please wait while windows shuts down your computer” shutdown screen in 95 which lasted well over a solid minute before you got the “it is safe to shut down your computer” screen? well anyway i remember it, and 98 fixed that bullshit
- life is a windows 98 release party, we are all dour rotund balding men in unimpressive shirts and ties and glasses, and we are all waiting in line at the hot dog booth
So Hey Rosetta! is playing TURF in Toronto July 5th (already got tickets) and just announced they’re playing Hillside in Guelph July 26th.. so are they just staying in Ontario and environs all July? Are they going to do an Ontario tour or something? If so I probably will do something stupid like I dunno buying tickets for every show because YOLO
Hillside will be show number 10 for me lawls
when male writers create “strong female characters” that show hints of feminism without ever calling it feminism.
when said strong female characters go ahead and slut shame and spray hate all over other women.
I’m still waiting to hear what happens when these crimes are committed by a TV show you’re watching.
I suppose when these transgressions occur, you eventually rise up above the all-consuming horde and …
….post an animated GIF. Of a person on a different TV show rolling their eyes.
It’s a bummer to me that I can broadcast 30 minutes of content through a gauntlet of state and corporate-imposed boundaries and still somehow manage to enrage a real person.
It’s a bummer to me that a real person, without restriction, with nobody policing what they say or how they say it, can sit down to make their voice known, and end up…posting a complaint about a sitcom. A sitcom on a network that predates our grandparents, from a company that makes stereos, games and phones.
Everything’s a bummer to me, but I try to focus on what makes me happy and what I’m able to control. Now imagine a GIF of me shitting on your face and tell your parents I said “you’re welcome.”
also can we remember that good characters are fully-developed people and most real people have some not so great qualities and TV and any other form of storytelling would be utter shit if everyone was perfectly PC all the time because nobody is like that. The whole point of Community is that you can be a super flawed person and still be worthy of love and “community” ffs. Tropes are tropes because they happen in real life and I’ve met a ton of Brittas in my life but I’ve only ever seen supposedly perfectly feminist feminists on tumblr
I want to be Bryan Fuller when I grow up.
its a metaphor, you see. you place your cursor right upon the killing thing, but you dont actually click on it.
This whole song is so relevant to my life right now.
I know, you know, we don’t see
We sow our truth, wait patiently
I walk the streets with a song in my head
We ebb and we flow so
Got my toes on my pup at the foot of my bed
My heart always seems to know
Now take the glitz back, I want the soul instead
Cos I found some kind of fairytale
I used to hover outside my truth
Always worried of what I’d lose
Take away my record deal
Go on, I don’t need it
Spent the last
twofive years getting to what’s real
And now I can see so clear
I hope you feel just like I feel
I found some kind of fairytale
Want a garden by the ocean tide
Because I lose my way searching for stage lights
Well, Stevie knows and I thank her so
Cos it’s your seeds I sow
And now I know
Nolita flat on rent control
That’s the life I choose
And you drag me to the fashion show
The poses that I see through
The movies in the afternoon
I’ve found some kind of fairytale.
(okay that second to last line is actually “Ruby’s in the afternoon” but I thought it was “The movies in the afternoon” originally and it would literally describe my life if it was so I’m gonna pretend that’s what it is)