yo, does Khan’s blood make Kirk live for say… 200 years? because
i sorta know… someone… who lives for… 200 years
that would almost make all the bad choices of STID worth it
I either finish a book within 6-12 consecutive hours or roughly six months.
“Richard Speight Jr. has confirmed that the writers have told him that Gabriel IS NOT dead.” —
Want to believe it but i need actual confirmation from him, not just a quote saying that he confirmed it. I NEED THIS TOO BAD TO EVEN BEGIN TO BELIEVE. *sobs*(via ghostbeez)
Daddy’s blunt little instrument
I have a flatmate who’s annoying as fuck like whenever anyone’s cooking she always finds excuses to go out and monitor ppl like wtf you want jesus. And not only that she monitors ppl on pretty much everything and always bosses ppl around and fights with another flatmate.
I want to move out simply because of her.
If there is one thing that is absolutely certain, it’s that Jared Padalecki is very good at his job. It is also common knowledge that genre shows are usually left out of prestigious award ceremonies and are generally lacking in the recognition they often deserve. As a result, there are some very talented actors and actresses who go unrecognized and unrewarded for the brilliant portrayals they bring to the screen.
Jared Padalecki is one of those people. Regularly going up against actors who are just as good as well as oftentimes being seasoned veterans, Jared continually proves to the audience that he can not only hold his own, but go above and beyond what the basic expectations are for his portrayal of Sam Winchester.
Jared has many skills that are incredibly rare in an actor, skills that are apparent to even me, a person who is about as skilled in theater as a fish is on land. As said before, Jared is routinely paired with actors and actresses who are not only extremely good at what they do, but also have three times the experience that he does and each time, Jared holds his own. And not only does he hold his own, but he has chemistry with every single one of them. He listens, he reacts, he responds to what’s going on around him, to the actions of the people he is working with. He’s always present, always alert, always changing and adapting, taking risks and putting so much passion into each of those risks that they nearly always pay off.
And it’s not only the fact that he is naturally a wonderful actor but the fact that the character he is now most known for, Sam Winchester, has been put through the ringer in every single way possible. Jared has played everything from a man without a soul, to an intellectually gifted, empathetic man, a demon and a leviathan, Lucifer himself, an addict, and all the way to a man who lost nearly everything but still managed to save the world.
It’s not to say that he is more talented than his co-stars, but that Jared is just as good. He has a huge amount of talent, of sincerity in his portrayals, of love for what he does and a hell of an ability to adapt and change and knock it out of the park each time. And that needs be recognized and acknowledged as often as possible.
When you're panicking or a character is in danger: SEASON 9-1-1
When you're mad or disappointed or in denial: Season NEIN.
When Team Free Will has domestic moments: Season 9-to-5
When you're happy or thrilled about something: Season On-Cloud-9
Whenever someone returns from the dead: Season 9-Lives
Describing characters can be a little bit of a ‘telling’ minefield. While you are almost certainly going to end up with some ‘told’ description of a character, try to keep it to a minimum, ‘showing’ things about their appearance through action and dialogue instead.
I’ve read a lot of great essays about how fandom is female-majority and creates a female gaze and a safe space for women and etc. But spend five minutes in fandom and you’ll have an unsettling question.
Why does a female-majority, feminist culture hate female characters so much?
It’s not a question of if it happens. You know it does. You can go into any fandom and see it. Some fandoms are worse than others, but it’s always there. Scroll down the Tumblr tag for any show, movie, book, comic, whatever, and you’ll see nothing but love for the men, and a lot of unjustified hate for the women, maybe with a few defenders here and there insisting on their love for the women in the face of all that hate.
To be clear, we’re not talking about female villains. Male villains get just as much hate. It’s fine if you hate Bellatrix Lestrange or Dolores Umbridge, you’re supposed to. (I personally stan for Bella, but I realize that wasn’t the authorial intent.) This is about people hating Hermione, Ginny and Luna, but loving Harry, Ron and Neville. This is about how ambiguous male antiheroes, like Snape, Zuko, or pretty much any male vampire protagonist can get away with walking that fine line between good and evil and not only remain sympathetic, but be even more beloved for how ~tortured~ he is, but when a female character is morally gray that bitch has to die.
So you can’t tell me it’s okay that you hate Sansa because you also hate Joffrey and he’s a dude. They’re not comparable. It isn’t even comparable if you pick a female antihero. Let’s do this apples to apples, here.
We all know that fandom does this. We all know that it’s fucked up and symptomatic of internalized sexism. What’s really fucking weird about it, though, is that the women doing this hating often aren’t ignorant. These are feminists. These are women who can go on meta-analyses of the writing. Some will hide behind pseudo-feminist reasons for their hate—oh, it’s the writing, we just aren’t given strong female characters! (I saw this used for the women of AtLA: Katara, Toph, Azula, et al. This was about when I just backed away slowly because I know a lost cause when I see it.) I’ve seen women who denied being sexist, but couldn’t name a single female character they liked. And it’s always that the female characters aren’t good enough, even when they obviously have a double standard, and they’re measuring women on an impossible scale full of contradictions and no-win binds, while the men are just embraced and loved pretty much for existing.
The reaction nearly every time one of these women is called out is not to say, “Huh, you may have a point, I should examine the way I judge and process women’s actions more closely,” but an insistence of their feminism, followed by a more detailed description of why that particular woman is terrible and she hates her, as if the whole point were not that fandom is already oversaturated with that kind of hate, and as if the person doing the calling out were not already 110% done with that bullshit.
Particularly telling is that male-dominated corners of fandom do not have this problem. They fetishize, they objectify, they ignore. They don’t hate like this.
We know it happens. What I want to know is WHY.
Theories follow below the cut.