Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Wells, El Rancho Market (1977)
a still from the greatest sitcom never made, ROOMIES
guys, there’s a great big cart down there
you don’t have to put it all in the child seat
but whatever, you do you
Keep your shittiness to yourself
I’m no artist or graphic designer but I have feelings about this and I had to make them known.
Troy Baker is a cutie, he has that Gary Oldman thing going on where his upper lip is higher in the middle than on the sides so he always looks like he’s making a happy cat face
Damn, Troy Baker started combing his hair and got cute whahappen
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God, is that you?
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I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?
Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it. — Kelly-Sue stating the fucking obvious to anyone who actually pays attention and being no less inspiring for it. Hero. (via kierongillen)
Gamers get hella uncomfortable over male sexuality too. Can you imagine a “good male character who just happens to be wearing sexually exploitative outfits because he’s ok with his masculinity?” Constantly has the camera pan lovingly over his asscrack and firm glutes, and big ole dangly ballsack that is totes sweaty from all this MMA and soldiering. Time to hit the showers, and do you, personally, think it’s ok to have a long slow pan up the dude’s package (indiscreetly hidden in a jock of course), to his chiseled physique and erect nipples (pierced). He’s not even a Bond-esque confident man, he’s basically a weird Bowie caricature that’s constantly having near-dickslips in every single cinematic as the completely nonsexualized female characters do their business of being gruff and shooting dudes and advancing the plot. Finally, at the end he falls in love (out of nowhere) and/or is killed by the big baddie. — a forum post I read recently, trying to give a solid example of what ‘male objectification in gaming ’ would actually look like if it was anything equivalent to current female objectification in gaming. (via nothingbutsurrender)
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10 Questions with 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto -
LitReactor goes ten rounds with novelist and creator of HBO’s ‘True Detective,’ Nic Pizzolatto
”[…] What’s the worst advice you hear authors give writers?
“Write what you know.” This advice seems to be given or taken to mean something like ‘write autobiography,’ which would imply that the imagination plays no role, and that sort of assertion has no place in the writing that interests me. Certainly we should write about those mysteries of the heart with which we are most concerned, and the author should be engaged in a concentrated study of the world and the human creature, but to that end perhaps ‘Write what you understand’ might be better advice. And in that case I might prefer the counter-argument: ‘Write what you don’t understand until you understand it.” Here’s my honest opinion: when it comes to serious personal endeavors, all advice is dangerous and I try not to give or take any. […]”
I want to make a scrapbook of quotes where accomplished writers debunk the “write what you know” fallacy. If nothing else, as a salve to the rising Tumblr tide of “you’re not allowed to write what you don’t know” because then it will be appropriating someone else’s experience besides yours, except nobody wants to read YOUR experience because you’re too ordinary/privileged/mainstream, so the only solution is to write about what you aren’t, be ashamed of yourself the whole time for not being more inspirational, then quietly bare your belly in anticipation of the evisceration you deserve for even trying in the first place.
"And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing or them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it, let’s take that discussion all across America because women are far more than Democrats have made them to be. And women across America have to stand up and say, Enough of that nonsense. “ —Mike Huckabee
Mr. Huckabee, I know you’re a strong proponent for music and arts education for kids, and I totally support that, but this is not the way to make more kids for you to educate…