20-something asexual college gal living it up in the northwestern USA (despite my URL I am sadly niether Danish nor a dinosaur). On this blog are the things I find important; if I'm stepping on any toes, please let me know.
↳ F → feminism & representation "I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)
look. i mean. god. someone painted this fucking baby. someone painted this and was like. yeah. thats a baby. its got al ltehse fucking MUSCLES. THIS BABY IS SO RIPPED. THIS BABY DEADLIFTS I DONT THINK U UNDERSTAND THIS BABY IS SO FUCKING RIPPEd IT COULD LIFT UR ENTIRE FAMILY. SOMEONE THOUGHT HTIS WAS HOW BABIES WORKED
no but galaxy quest is legitimately the best movie ever
it’s a love letter to fandom — it totally subverts the “gross man-child in the basement” perception of a fanboy and it’s the fans’ dedication to the show that saves the day
i repeat: the fandom saves everyone’s lives
the omega-13 is such a cool idea like it tosses out the paradoxes involved in time travel by so sharply limiting the amount of time you can go back: it only gives you enough time to undo one terrible mistake, and only if it’s so bad and so huge that you realize immediately how bad it is
like no this is a parody movie but it has a smarter plot and more interesting characters and more genuine emotion than like ninety percent of serious sci-fi movies
tony shaloub spends the whole movie high as balls
the aliens are actually, you know, aliens and the reason they look human and speak english is actually addressed and justified
the hero that comes in at the last second to save the ship and the thermians and the whole crew is a teenage fanboy who succeeds because he’s a fan do you understand how amazing that is like patrick stewart initially refused to watch the movie because it looked like it would be cruel to the fans but then he was almost in tears when he actually saw it because it got fandom right and it’s all about the fans
no but the whole plot is centered around people (and aliens) being inspired by fictional heroes and believing in them and using that belief to give them strength and hope and going to great lengths to create amazing things or work up beautiful, accurate theories out of nothing more than love that’s amazing
Of course, the majority of the responding tweets were from men denying the idea that there’s any sexism in the tech industries, saying that women’s individual stories and all the statistics about low female-to-male ratios and high occurrences of harassment are all biased or exaggerated, or else admitting that yeah, all that’s true, but women just need to be patient and wait for things to get better, someday, somehow, without any need for anyone to acknowledge that it’s a problem, much less do anything about it.