when i was in 7th grade, i had a science teacher who would give really easy tests. i would finish them in 10 minutes, then spend the rest of the period drawing ninjas all over the paper. i always told him to circle all 200 in red pen, and he did. one day, i decided to fuck him over by only drawing 199. when i got the test back, he’d written “you devil-spawn” on the top.
I don’t watch Supernatural and what
The fuck. Is going on.
Oh just your basic demon possession
hey i’m lillith and ur watchn disney channel
gUYS SHE’S ACTUALLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Disney channel better watch the fuck out
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
The girl who played Lela in the movie “Teen Beach Movie” played the angel Hael (who goes a bit crazy):
And Jessie’s dad (in the show Jessie) wAS DICK FUCKING ROMAN
YOU FORGOT THE BEST ONE
DEZ FROM AUSTIN AND ALLY
IS THAT KID WHO WISHED HE COULD BE INVISIBLE SO HE COULD SPY ON NAKED WOMEN
also he was that one kid who called fred lame in scooby doo but that’s irrelevant
but guys don’t you remember
Carey Martin from The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody
IS SHERIFF JODY MILLS
but don’t forget one of the most overlooked ones
the dad on that dumbass show dog with a blog
was the director on the supernatural episode ‘hollywood babylon’
Was everyone from Disney Chanel like ‘Let’s go over to Supernatural.”
Yes. Yes they were…
I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ALL FORGOT ABOUT ADAM
Accidentally biting your cheek while you’re eating
when people are really rude and douchey and everyone still loves them
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.
Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)
The dudes responding to this really, really irritate me. “Oh, it’s because they need to market it to girls!”, “Oh, it’s because Emma Watson is hot!”, “Oh, it’s because they need a Strong Female Character!”, “Oh, it’s because it’s easier to write complex women in books than films!” NO. Stop.
Thank fuck for this rant, though, and thank you Melissa for bringing this up.
“Racism is not dead. It’s not. And that’s why this film is so important. To understand American society today, it starts with these kinds of stories, and the fact that they haven’t been dealt with yet. There’s work to be done. There are apologies that need to be sought and apologies that need to be offered. And that’s on a political level and a social level and an individual level and a communal level.” - Lupita Nyong’o
THIS!! PREACH LUPITA PREACH!!!
The racism that reared it’s very ugly head after her Oscar win is proof that is not dead in any way, shape, or form.
You stay killin ‘em, Lupita! Proud of you!
The racism concerns me as much as the Xenophobia. Some black folk are not happy she got all that attention and even won the Oscar more so because she comes from another place. I think McQueen wanted to make a radical film devoid of all that white saviour narrative. I think he was trying to be subversive when he brought in external actors. I think white folk would have shut down if he had given the lead roles to African American actors.
I’m glad that Lupita immersed herself in that role and became well versed in the history. Her statements show that she came out with a better understanding of things, she knows whose side she’s on, We are one people, when the system dehumanises one black body, it dehumanises all of us. All of us.
I wish more black people would take time to study what happened after the slaves left the ports and why things are the way they are. Only then will we understand what needs to be done.
Everything you said is on point and very true especially: “We are one people, when the system dehumanises one black body, it dehumanises all of us. All of us.” Thank you for saying it, I hope more people can realize this.
When Lupita received that award she said that it was ironic that her joy was coming from a place of pain that unlike her Patsey had to live that life.
I remember that during her time on the talk show circuit she shared a very poignant anecdote. She said that at that at one time they were shooting this scene, where she had to be whipped and it took make-up 6hrs to prepare her back, at the end of the day, she asked the make-up girl not to take off the ‘wounds’, she figured it would be easier to leave everything as is and, sleep on her belly and then next day, spend 2 hrs in make-up instead of 6 hrs. When she got to the hotel room she found it difficult to sleep, every night had been a struggle since she’d began shooting that film but, staying off her back that night made every thing seem so much worse. And she started crying, she couldn’t stop. And then she thought of what Patsey had endured. And slowly began to quiet down.She had to clam down because she realised Patsey’s had lived that life and never got a single day off from the harsh existence of her reality.
Lupita gets it. There are Africans who have never tried to fully realise what slavery meant, much in the same way post colonial children who don’t know and do not wish to know about the colonisation. In a nutshell they’re africans who care nought about Slavery, Colonisation, Apartheid or even neo colonisation. They are so apolitical they do not understand the political as well as socio-economic impact of white supremacy. On the other hand there are Africans who get it. And Lupita really got it.
Initially I was upset when the mumblings began because, on one hand I was fixated on the idea that she symbolises the face of Africa, that face that imperialists do not want the rest of the world to see; wealthy, well educated, poised, articulate, well travelled, stylish. So one hand her victory was going to be a huge victory for Africa. And then of course people started asking questions; why didn’t McQueen select an AA actor to play the role…how can she who comes from another land tell a story of this land…is she being well received because she is a particular type of black etc.
I understand where these kind of concerns are coming from and in some regards indeed there is work to be done. However, we must find it in ourselves to celebrate her victory because her victory is for all of us. It imbued us with a sense of renewed possibility. We are a people who are very much in bondage and we need to focus on starting/continuiing to build our lives, be it; our understanding of each other, knowledge base, relationships, careers, ambitions.
African Americans also need to realise that in as much as there are some brothas/sistas from the motherland who do not understand why things are the way they are, by the same token there those who do. And we honour our brothers, whose roots are now firmly embedded in the diaspora because your presence speaks of the indomitable spirit of your ancestors.You represent our best, our brightest and our strongest. Your travails and triumphs are truly the stuff of folk lore.
Let those who have eyes and ears be inspired by your story. We salute you for Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, Al Hajj Malik El Shabbazz (Malcolm X) MLK jr, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Medger Evans, Rosa Parks, Betty Shabbazz, The Black Panthers, Maya Angelou, Tony Morrison, Alice Walker et al, Oprah, FLOTUS, POTUS, Dr Rice, Dr Rice, Gen Powell, Angela Bassett, Michael Jackson, Ed Moses, Juan Carlos, Michael Jordan, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Tupac Shakur, Shonda Rhimes the list is long and endless. We also salute the broken because we know why things are the way they are.Your lives are a testament of what the black body has been forced to endure. I can only pray that we’ll continue to work at bridging the gap so that one day we may stand as one.
Lupita’s victory was for all us.
#six feet four inches concentrated sass