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  2. teethvsteeth:

    Once in love, I’ll be the death of you

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  3. sickanimation:

    Another @adultswim bump up at YouTube.com/SickAnimation

     

  4. "

    Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

    A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

    So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

    “Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

    When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

    So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

    In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

    So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

    Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

    [John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

    I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

    Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

    She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

    Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

    "
    — Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00.  (via emilyisobsessed)

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  5. a glimpse into the mind of someone with pmdd

    ferriswheel-onfire:

    • once a month you have panic attacks
    • once a month you are so tired you don’t want to do anything
    • once a month you have no friends
    • once a month you contemplate suicide
    • once a month you are so low you can barely get through the day without crying
    • once a month you have some sort of altercation with a family member, friend, whomever
    • once a month you forget what it’s like to have self-esteem
    • once a month alcohol has never been more appealing
    • once a month your world is ending

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  7. nprfreshair:

    Originally Jesse Pinkman was supposed to be killed off Breaking Bad during the show’s first season. Aaron Paul says he didn’t learn that until series creator Vince Gilligan called him over one day during lunch.

    "He goes, ‘Originally Jesse was supposed to die at the end of this season,’ … and instantly my heart dropped and slowed down a bit," Paul says. "And he said, ‘We don’t think we’re going to do that anymore.’ "

    Gilligan told Paul that he loved the chemistry between Walt and Jesse.

    "He decided to change the whole dynamic of their relationship and really the whole dynamic of the show," says Paul. "But the entire second season, the entire third season, I thought that Jesse could be a goner at any moment because there’s many things that this character could screw up on, and he could definitely meet his deathbed at any moment."

    Other cast members, including Bryan Cranston, would joke around on set with Paul about his character’s potential demise.

    "Bryan would come up and give me a hug and say, ‘I’m not going to say anything but it was such a pleasure working with you. It’s been an amazing past year-and-a-half, and you have a huge career ahead of you,’ " he says. "They would always joke around about it. They’ve kind of slowed down about it, but who knows — this kid could die at any second."

    Hear the interview with Aaron Paul 

     
  8. popculturebrain:

    Sara Bareilles sings “Smile” on the Emmys

     
     
  9. omgthatdress:

    Vest

    Anglomania, 1990s

    1stdibs.com

     
  10. High School Hellcats (1958)

    (Source: fashion-and-film)

     
  11. omgthatdress:

    Natasha Lyonne is super cute!

     
  12. micdotcom:

    Is it getting hot in here or is it just us? (via @JarretSays)

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  13. slow-riot:

    I just saw a post about how the PS1 was the best console and kids today will never understand how we are “losing buttons because everything is touch screen” and like, really? We’re going to have contrived nostalgia for buttons now? Is there nothing you people don’t want to be an elitist about to separate yourselves from “kids today”

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  14. Fuckin Beyonce brah

     
  15. bgwbl:

    redbellied-piranha:

    gorlt:

    jbaines19:

    Remember Tarika
    Black women also have a long history of abuse and violence at the hands of the state.
    Read Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://amzn.to/1m8Bkyi

    Shot while holding a baby

    She was on her knees too

    Sign the PETITION to enact laws to protect us from police brutality and misconduct.