What is it?
Your ex-wife is here.
Nothing like surrounding yourself with the best and the brightest, Charlie.
Travis Beacham, in the introduction to Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero
#on a plot level this is a very classical archetypal hero story #with really badass effects #which is neither a good or a bad thing #but the execution is fantastic and that is because #EMOTIONS #THEY MATTER #THEY ARE POWERFUL #THEY DO NOT MAKE YOU WEAK #EMPATHY AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS ARE IN FACT WHAT MAKE YOU STRONG CARING ABOUT PEOPLE MAKES YOU STRONG #and the relationships that are shown are respectful and caring
I’ve had to draw a conclusion based on what I glimpsed through the stitching of the person suit that you wear. And the conclusion I’ve drawn is that you are dangerous.
While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming.
Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”
A Felix Dawkins Fanmix [listen]
Go On Challenge: 5 characters: [2/5]
We’re all God’s children but I’m in it to win it and there’s something wrong with you.
sophie & acting
I was going to do all this in the comments and then I realized I have so much more to say about it than I thought.
Because despite the first time we see her being of her completely butchering Shakespeare, Sophie Deveraux can act her little butt off. She’s a grifter, it is literally how she makes her living. She knows more about putting on character and becoming someone else than anybody and she does it flawlessly.
What she can’t do is put on someone else WHEN PEOPLE KNOW SHE’S DOING IT. Sophie doesn’t have a problem with acting, she has a problem with AUDIENCE.
When she’s grifting, literally nobody knows what’s happening except herself. She’s so good at it, her marks often don’t even know they’ve been scammed. This is why she can maintain these personas across years and years of grifting people, because she doesn’t just pretend to be her characters, she becomes them. We see this time and again when she’s coaching Parker. She knows these people inside and out, and she internalizes them in a way that any director would weep to see.
But becoming someone else when another person can see and understands that this is you pretending, it reveals things about yourself. Its a kind of intimacy and vulnerability, because it opens you up to judgement and criticism.
So, it speaks volumes about how much she trusts her crew that she can grift with them and not have a problem with it.
And it speaks LIBRARIES that by the end of the series, she is able to fully embrace acting in front of an audience, of letting people into her craft, of letting them see her doing her art.
IN OTHER WORDS LEVERAGE WAS A FLAWLESSLY CRAFTED PIECE OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THE LIKES OF WHICH WE MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN OKAY? OKAY.