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Bros

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A Song of Pricks and Spoilers

While this article does crack me up, this Game of Thrones elitism is getting on my tits. It’s not a requirement that people read the source material before seeing the adaptation. They both exist for entertainment and getting up on your high horse about it proves nothing but the fact that you’re a snob. Nobody cares that you read the book first, they just want to enjoy whatever version they want to enjoy. The books might make you want to watch the show and vice versa, or it might not. It’s your choice, you don’t need to read or watch jack shit that you don’t want to. I’m a completist, so if I like a book, I need to see the movie and vice versa. But that’s me and I’m okay with it if you’re not like that.
So people that keep going on about spoiling the show, just stop yourself and shut up. There was probably a time when you hadn’t read the book and someone else had. Imagine how you’d have felt if they were three books ahead of you and told you everything that happens, just to smugly rub it in that they got there first. Because it’s not impressive and nobody cares. Let people be shocked by something they don’t know! Don’t take that away from people.

Beware the Batman

ayasugi-san:

helpthemonsters:

Why exactly is this show in limbo?
It may not be BTAS, but it was really really good. It wasn’t much of a kids show, granted, but it was brilliant.
The characterisation and development was well thought out and exciting! It felt like a fresh, intriguing take on the mythos and the avoidance of…

It’s in limbo because CN doesn’t care about action shows. Including not caring about releasing already produced episodes. Though they have apparently released the entire series on Amazon Prime, so fans can at least see how it turned out. Maybe they care so little about the show that they don’t mind if most people see the second half of the episodes through piracy.

I think you’re right. But how sad is that? It’s friggin Batman! Why would they not just give it a chance?

Beware the Batman

Why exactly is this show in limbo?
It may not be BTAS, but it was really really good. It wasn’t much of a kids show, granted, but it was brilliant.
The characterisation and development was well thought out and exciting! It felt like a fresh, intriguing take on the mythos and the avoidance of well known villains may not have been the best option from a marketing standpoint, it worked really really well. With special emphasis on Magpie, the villains were clever and had a lot of weight. The detective angle was played with aplomb, but was never too heavy to become confusing.
It was a smart show and very funny. Maybe a little adult in its themes on occasion, but so was BTAS.

If it really is over, I think there’s been a colossal bollocksup. It was just beginning to really grow as a show and more than once I referred to it as the “Saturday morning Sherlock”. It was sexy, smart, fun and stylish. The score was phenomenal and the animation style, whilst initially jarring, was beautiful in it’s exaggeration and muted colours.

I hope the execs wise up and give it a chance, but I really don’t believe it’s going to happen.

Got bored at work, doodled a little lobster.
modernmethadone:

this is literally how i approach life

Jackie - “DON’T TELL ME WHAT I CAN’T DO! EVER!”

modernmethadone:

this is literally how i approach life

Jackie - “DON’T TELL ME WHAT I CAN’T DO! EVER!”

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thankyoulordforhenrycavill:

shardsofblu:

since1938:

ohyeahpaulchin:

Day 9: Your favourite cartoon/anime character
All-time favourite comicbook character: Superman.  Anyone who makes the argument that Superman is “boring”, “shallow”, or “too powerful” to be an interesting superhero truly doesn’t understand the character at all.  As the ultimate immigrant with no obligation to use his abilities for the good of humanity, Superman is pretty much the gold standard in heroism and the responsibility-to-power ratio.  His greatest strength and weakness are not the yellow sun and Kryptonite, but both lie in the humanity he constantly chooses into.  Many look at Clark Kent as the secret identity but Clark Kent is the costume while Superman is the character’s truest identity.  There’s no way another superhero comes close.  And for the record: screw the New 52 version of the costume; red briefs for life.

Clark Kent with the glasses in public in Metropolis is the costume, but that doesn’t make “Clark” any less his “true” identity than Superman does.  When Clark is at home with Lois, his parents, or anyone that knows both of his personas is the “truest” identity.  Neither Clark, Kal, or Superman is any more real than the others.  They are all equal and valid in making him who he is: the Kryptonian, the superhero, the man raised in Kansas.  

Bolding for emphasis. Yes, this is how my brain works too when it comes to discussing the character. Clark Kent, Kal-El, Superman — they’re all parts of an integrated whole. They’re all facets of the same core personality — formed and developed through his understanding of where he comes from, his upbringing, as well as the myriad of his life experiences, worldviews and relationships. 
Compartmentalizing them and trying to make declare an identity “truer” than the other(s) is making him reductive and less interesting, in my opinion. 
And a big shout-out to Man of Steel for handling this so deftly and perfectly — I literally find no flaws whatsoever on how they’ve chosen to address Clark’s identity issues in that movie.

i agree with the last two commentaries! and yes, man of steel got it right!

I’m just boosting this because it makes me happy.

thankyoulordforhenrycavill:

shardsofblu:

since1938:

ohyeahpaulchin:

Day 9: Your favourite cartoon/anime character

All-time favourite comicbook character: Superman.  Anyone who makes the argument that Superman is “boring”, “shallow”, or “too powerful” to be an interesting superhero truly doesn’t understand the character at all.  As the ultimate immigrant with no obligation to use his abilities for the good of humanity, Superman is pretty much the gold standard in heroism and the responsibility-to-power ratio.  His greatest strength and weakness are not the yellow sun and Kryptonite, but both lie in the humanity he constantly chooses into.  Many look at Clark Kent as the secret identity but Clark Kent is the costume while Superman is the character’s truest identity.  There’s no way another superhero comes close.  And for the record: screw the New 52 version of the costume; red briefs for life.

Clark Kent with the glasses in public in Metropolis is the costume, but that doesn’t make “Clark” any less his “true” identity than Superman does.  When Clark is at home with Lois, his parents, or anyone that knows both of his personas is the “truest” identity.  Neither Clark, Kal, or Superman is any more real than the others.  They are all equal and valid in making him who he is: the Kryptonian, the superhero, the man raised in Kansas.  

Bolding for emphasis. Yes, this is how my brain works too when it comes to discussing the character. Clark Kent, Kal-El, Superman — they’re all parts of an integrated whole. They’re all facets of the same core personality — formed and developed through his understanding of where he comes from, his upbringing, as well as the myriad of his life experiences, worldviews and relationships. 

Compartmentalizing them and trying to make declare an identity “truer” than the other(s) is making him reductive and less interesting, in my opinion. 

And a big shout-out to Man of Steel for handling this so deftly and perfectly — I literally find no flaws whatsoever on how they’ve chosen to address Clark’s identity issues in that movie.

i agree with the last two commentaries! and yes, man of steel got it right!

I’m just boosting this because it makes me happy.

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Oh insomnia, you cruel and fickle bitch
No matter how much I drink, you continue to itch
And with dulled fingers I’m useless
With dulled senses I’m useless
And protopathic fire courses throughout
And words that should be whispers are spoken as shouts
And my dulled heart is only humming
And my cautious pulse is slowly drumming

Oh sleepless night you staggering prick
No matter how many I take, they all seem to stick
In my throat and now they’re useless
A gullet dryer than sand and it’s useless
And ectoplasmic residue dribbles away
I attempt to stand steady, my legs just sway
And my dulled heart is only humming
And my cautious pulse is slowly drumming

And while I dance to the beat of insomnia’s heart
I talk to myself of my plans to depart
But it falls on deaf ears and it’s useless
With dulled sense of purpose I’m useless
No end in sight, no happily ever after
While I scribble down my dreams of the last chapter
While I listen to my heart sadly humming
And my sick, wasted pulse is madly drumming

I tell myself it’s over
As a lullaby each night
But I wake within mere hours
Alert and pained
Because the black of sleep can’t hold me
If it’s white
So I’m awake for endless hours
Forever drained

Good night
Sleep tight
Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Sleep well
For a spell
Spend a little time away from hell

Get home
Open fridge
Sit on floor
Eat sandwich meats from the packet
Pass out

Because life is miserable and so am I