Demi-bisexual student. Likes The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Firefly, Les Miserables, RENT, Star Trek, Sharpe, Marvel Cinematic Universe, A Song of Ice and Fire. And other random shit.
my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).
While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.
He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.
Life hack: if someone makes a racist/sexist joke, say, with total seriousness, “I don’t get it, can you explain it”
Then watch them crash and burn
"…And then I said, ‘go make me a sandwich!’ haw haw haw."
"I don’t get it."
"What’s not to get."
"Why would she make you a sandwich?"
"Because… She’s a girl."
"You can’t make yourself a sandwich?"
"I can make myself a sandwich."
"Cool, go make me one too."
[Smooth Criminal plays]
hey can someone send me some recs for novel-length fics that are specific to my stringent tastes and are completed with an ending i approve of
Motion 1: replace all love triangles with more meaningful ways of establishing love and connection.
Motion 2: replace all love triangles with threesomes.
Addendum: If motion one is impossible, remove the annoying middle person from the love triangle and have the other two skip off together and be happy.