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kardashy:

its impossible to watch this and be sad

"I could get used to this."

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chriskaevil:

DC is being all gritty and “realistic” and Marvel just had a movie where the galaxy is saved by a dance-off and the power of friendship

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Chris Evans’ Ice Bucket Challenge 

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Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.

Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.

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blackboardmonitor:

the-tao-of-fandom:

Something that just struck me:

Do we ever think seriously about how amazing it is that in Discworld, no female character ever gets fridged for the ‘benefit’ of a male character’s story arc?

I mean, it may not seem like a big deal until you remember these are actually 40 books and how incredibly common this is as a plot device in mainstream media.

Let’s take Sybil Ramkin (also known as dragon goddess of my heart) as an example. The one time she plays damsel in the series is in Guards!Guards when the King (actually dragon, actually Queen. Or maybe not. We shouldn’t presume on their gender identity) is going to eat her, and that’s because she was knocked out stone cold by several guards. Once she’s freed, she proceeds to kick ass and take names like you would expect from a dragon breeder, and you can also appreciate the fact that she kicks off probably the most practical courtship in the history of fantasy as a genre.

(also there was that time she knocked out a werewolf with a steel bar because they were holding her captive and apologized afterwards I swear to gods this woman)

And she is never fridged. Think about how easily most male authors would just go, ‘You know what? The protagonist isn’t having enough angst. Let’s kill his love interest.’

Then, tuppence more and up goes the donkey.

And she is such a positive force in the story! We start out with Vimes seemingly as a clichéd anti-hero cowboy-cop, the kind you’ll find in anything from Lethal Weapon to The Maltese Falcon. He is an alcoholic, utterly miserable and deems himself basically worthless. And then something (a combination of Sybil/Carrot/Vetinari support/scheming and Vimes’ own barely contained rage against the universe) kicks him in the pants and he gets character development like wowza! and we end up with a Lawful Good, incredibly clever (it never ceases to sadden me how he thinks he isn’t really that intelligent) protagonist with probably the strongest moral code I have ever seen in a fictional character. I mean, it had a mental/physical manifestation, for gods’ sake.

And they have this most elusive of fictional things; a marriage free of unnecessary drama and full of mutual respect and kindness, and she does her own thing with the dragons while he solves crime (she tends to help, though) and never is she killed off to ‘advance’ his development as a character.

Because a) that would be a really gross (although frustratingly common) thing to do and b),

This is Sir Terry Motherfucking Pratchett.

What’s also really awesome is that Terry Pratchett actually uses Sybil not being killed off as character development.

There’s Carcer’s threats in Night Watch (“I can see your house from up here”), Sybil almost dying in child birth at the end of the book, the dwarves in Thud breaking into their home and trying to kill Sybil & Young Sam, Stratford at the end of Snuff (and probably several more, which I’ve forgotten) - and Vimes responds to all of these with such anger and such loyalty that they show this goodness of his, this moral code he has, so clearly that you can’t possibly miss picking up on it.

And so one of the main ways we really see Vimes’ character is through his determination that nothing, nothing, will ever hurt his family.

So Pratchett manages to further the protagonist’s character while still keeping one hella strong female dragon queen 100% alive and 100% kicking, which I think is, really, quite brilliant.

sweeneysays:

sweeneysays:

Angel 2x15 | “Reprise” (snark)

YES, I LOVED IT SO MUCH I GIFFED IT TWICE AND NO I’M NOT SORRY. HERE. HAVE MORE GOATS. I BET YOU LOOK AS CONFUSED AS ANGEL DOES ABOUT WHY I KEEP GIVING YOU GOATS.

GOATS FOR DAYS AND DAYS.

I’m making snarksquad gifs right now and discussing this with tinylionroars. My tumblr accidentally became a solid source for Angel gifs, because we needed gifs for posts. Months after we finished the show, it’s still the source of most of my notes.

But never am I happier than when the notes are for this. These are the times where I feel Angel fans are making good choices.