Oops, I’m supposed to give my mom the Les Mis CD I made, but these are still the titles…
BARRICADE PRIORITIES VS. MARIUS’ BONER
Then there’s my personal favourite… A Heart Full of Shut Up.
Okay but can we talk about how much import HUMOR has to Loki as a character?
- Humor is how he used to derive any semblance of attention from his family independent of being Thor’s shadow. Loki “made Thor laugh as none other could” (comics direct quote) and was raised using humor to receive approval.
- Humor is how Loki handles extreme and usually disturbing emotions, but also situations of great emotional merit that make his natural shyness squirm (“Never doubt that I love you.” ”Thank you.” “Now give us a kiss!” )
- Humor is how Loki laughs off defeat or humiliation (“If it’s all the same to you, I’ll have that drink now.”)
- Humor is now the subversive social device that Loki uses to draw attention both to his own newfound voice/agency and to the hypocrisy and injustice that he suffers in Asgard. Without magic, sardonic words are his only repartee. (See at least half of his Dark World lines).
So when people say Loki was out of character to be so “light” and “witty” and “funny” in Thor 2, I direct them to this fact. Jest is intrinsic to Loki’s personality and psychological coping mechanisms. Just because he smiles and laughs all the time doesn’t mean he’s not hemorrhaging inside. He just will never relent the power of letting you SEE that.
I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.
Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.
And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.
We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?
I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.
Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.
"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"
In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.
This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.
*wakes up in the morning* tjlc is so real
*showers* johnlock is canon
*has breakfast* john and sherlock are in love
*walks on the street* sherlock loves john so much
*in lectures* john is so in love so so so in love
*walks home* sherlock is so gay
*has dinner* john would kiss sherlock 150% of the time
*goes to sleep* they are so in love and johnlock is so canon
The REAL Inspiration Behind the Hoo-Hoo Animatronic Band
Contrary to what many people may be thinking, the animatronic band featured in this week’s episode (“Soos and the Real Girl”) is NOT a nod to the popular indie PC horror game, Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The episode would have already been written and at least recorded before season one of Gravity Falls even finished airing on television, and thus long before Five Nights at Freddy’s came onto the internet scene.
The theme of children’s restaurant animatronics gone bad has been a trope for quite a while (remember Chubby Cheese’s from Dexter’s Laboratory? Or Bloaty’s Pizza Hog? The Capicola Gang?), and was first inspired by the most notable animatronic animal band, The Rock-afire Explosion. It was the first to feature life-size characters, and was created by an inventor named Aaron Fechter.
Long before Chuck E. Cheese’s merged and took over, absorbed, and renamed all restaurants, the popular destination for kids having birthday parties was known as Showbiz Pizza. Fechter and his company, Creative Engineering Inc., created and operated in-house animatronic bands for various Showbiz Pizza outlets, beginning in 1980.
The Rock-afire Explosion was comprised of three stages:
The stage to the left is that of the character of Rolfe deWolfe, and his puppet, Earl Schemerle. They performed before, and between, each stage show. This was likely part of the inspiration for the badger character from tonight’s episode-
-which was then combined with the way Chuck E. Cheese’s redesigned their “Chuck E." mascot to be more appealing to the target demographic of children in the mid 1990’s:
The hillbilly bear animatronic was based on Billy Bob Brockali, who took up the right side stage of the Rock-afire Explosion:
He is also the very obvious inspiration behind the unnerving “Bear-O” puppet that Mabel owns.
The female robot possessed by Giffany was inspired by Mitzi Mozzarella, who was the lone female animatronic in the center stage of the Rock-afire Explosion:
The large-clawed rats wearing stumps are not a nod to the surprise “Foxy” character in Five Nights at Freddy’s, but are instead inspired by baby Choo-Choo the bear, who was part of the center stage diorama, and would dance along to the songs:
Beginning in 1990, all Showbiz Pizza locations were converted into Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants after the unification of both companies. This was due in smaller part to the North American Video Game Crash of 1983, but mostly because both venues were seeing a dramatic decrease in profits: Particularly on Showbiz Pizza’s behalf, as they opened far more restaurants than the company could afford to maintain.
After the unification, the Rock-afire Explosion characters were retired, and the animatronics were redressed as the Chuck E. Cheese band, Munch’s Make Believe Band (which were greatly lacking in build quality, as well as overall character). With their larger, circular eyes, less-complicated construction/operation, and more lifeless expressions, it is far more likely that the Five Nights at Freddy’s characters were based on the newer Chuck E. Cheese band than the original Rock-afire Explosion.
So, to recap:
The animatronic band in “Soos and the Real Girl” was inspired by THESE guys:
NOT by THESE guys:
And the Five Nights at Freddy’s band was more than likely inspired by THESE guys:
EDIT: For anyone that wishes to know more about the history behind the Rock-afire Explosion, the 2008 documentary, The Rock-afire Explosion, can be viewed for free on Hulu (many thanks to iammister86 for pointing this out!).
for those people who say the knee grope wasn’t sexual/didn’t mean anything:
remember a scandal in belgravia when Irene (someone who could/can be viewed as a love interest for Sherlock) was in John’s chair?
is it just me or do these shots look kinda similar? and we know what was on Irene’s mind …
I, for one, can’t wait for the destruction of traditional family values
What happens at Skeleton Rave stays at Skeleton Rave
So my hair has been pink for awhile. But I found out last week that I need to look “professional” for some school stuff, so I figured I had to dye my hair. I wanted to go a reddish brown so I wanted to get rid of the pink first. I tried using Wella Color Removal and One “N Only Colorfix and neither of them actually stripped the pink out of my hair. So then I diluted some bleach with shampoo and tried to lighten my hair but that just brought me to a lighter shade of pink (at least it was something.) So now I’m just like fuck it and I’m dying the hair with a pink base. Who the fuck knows what it will look like.
I’m just annoyed tho like this shit took all night
It later transpired that I had said none of this out loud.
I would just like to say that this is especially important because this is a wonderful wonderful peek into how Sherlock actually thinks. Not in the way that we usually get - but in the way that we can’t see, because he never says it. That’s the key here. In all of those moments where Sherlock simply doesn’t respond or is silent and just seems like he’s being an ass (which undoubtedly, sometimes, he is), he’s actually thinking a thousand things at a million miles a minute and just can’t or doesn’t know how to say them correctly. Or, mayhaps, he doesn’t think expending the effort is worth it (in some cases). Either way.
Look at the actual words he uses:
"When John first broached the subject of being best man, I was confused. I confess at first I didn’t realise he was asking me. When finally I understood, I expressed to him that I was both flattered and … surprised. I explained to him that I’d never expected this request and I was a little daunted in the face of it.”
Those? Those are feeling words.
More of them than he’s ever used before or since, and never in relation to his own experience.
Sherlock’s silences are, in fact, multi-paragraph monologues of pure emotion.
A maelstrom inside his brain. No wonder he used drugs to quiet all the thoughts and feelings before he started with the puzzles.
"I don’t understand bisexuality, I don’t think it exists"
well I don’t understand physics but you don’t see me floating off into space because gravity no longer applies to me
“sherlock 1800s au”
There’s a fantastic fic writer who’s quite prolific in this area. Sixty stories already! I don’t know if they’re doing any more. Their username is ‘Arthur_Conan_Doyle’ but you have to google their stuff. They don’t put it on ff.net or AO3 or anything like that. Real awesome period piece type stuff too. They get all the little details right. It’s amazing.
I will still be laughing about this in my grave
person: “what do you want to be when you grow up”