after reading the new DWM quotes
hannah: i feel like river is dying all over again
me: *pterodactyl screech*
I CAN’T LIVE LIKE THIS
Well, this is the perfect appetizer for this afternoon’s performance of “Antony and Cleopatra.”
After River opened the doors - to the amazement of the Doctor - she commented to him, “Now pull yourself together - you’re embarrassing me.”
River then slapped the Doctor across the face, but her hand just passed through him, and she was left ruminating, “Well that’s not as much fun as it used to be.”
As she strode off, the Doctor put his hand to his cheek.
- Edited scene from The Name of the Doctor, DWM guide to the 2013 series
#THE DOTOR PUT HIS HAND TO HIS CHEEK#because River is right#it’s not as much fun as it used to be#the experience is nothing more but a shadow#an echo of their memories from before#and like a slap#the constant reminder of her death is a sharp pain that often comes unexpectedly#yet it does not lessen the heartache he experiences#even the painful memories are missed#even the slap#UGH GOODBYE (via likeabookonashelf)
Draft script of The Name of the Doctor, DWM guide to the 2013 series (via agelessdaughter)
#did i ask for any of this#no#here comes the best part tho: it’s a draft#and thank u moffat for striking this out#beecause a). i would’ve had a break down#and b). we never got the doctor’s avoidance to answer#bec if he told the truth#it would have hurt him too much#this being a draft is a good thing#IMAGINE IF IT WERE CANON#they’d have to write an ‘i love river so much’ scene#one big nope#this quote physically hurts me (via agelessdaughter)
#That is the best part #because I think that Moffat set out to reveal the Doctor’s true feelings about the wife he never mentioned #it was a culmination #but Steven couldn’t get the words right #he couldn’t hear the Doctor’s voice in these drafts and maybe it’s because Steven was forcing something that wasn’t true to either the Doctor or River #just for those who kept wondering and doubting if the Doctor loved his wife #he placed Clara in the scene #but all he got was the Doctor revealing to Clara that 'River had always been better than him' #because THAT IS ALL the Doctor would ever say to anyone about his personal life #including a companion #and so Moffat scratched it #it was only until the final draft that he’d get it perfect #because no one was there to hear the revelation of just how much he loved River BUT THEM#just like it had always been #and THAT was the voice of the Doctor # and it was perfect(via riveralwaysknew)
#the fact that this is a draft#just makes it clear that the intention behind all of the Doctor’s actions when seeing River’s echo#comes from love#not just any love#but MORE LOVE THAN HE COULD EVER HAVE HAD IN HIS TWO HEARTS#which only makes everything hurt more#the fact that he couldn’t bring himself to say goodbye#or even acknowledge her#a woman who was clever and brave and funny and who he LOVED#I can’t#goodbye#my night is ruined (via likeabookonashelf)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
I’m pretty sure I would have owned this dress
did you know that terrence howard was supposed to be rhodey in all three iron man films but the way the deal was made, terrence would be getting a significant portion of the paycheck from the movies so rdj took terrence’s cut of the paycheck and had them hire don cheadle who was paid significantly less to play rhodey than terrence howard was so that rdj could make more money
terrence howard had been rdj’s friend for years.
Gotdamn rdj is actually a shit stain
I KNEW THERE WAS SOME WEIRDNESS ABOUT LOSING TERRENCE HOWARD. FUCK.
He literally made the movie for me. RDJ was meh.
FYI, here’s the actual article. RDJ is never mentioned other than to say Howard made more than he did. The problem was an overinflated salary and a clash between the director and the actor: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0„20236884,00.html
Or as the person on the Dreamwidth post linked above says, the truth is actually in the middle.
another drawing of this pouty disaster
"You can love more than one person." Of course you can. But marriage is something different. Marriage is memory, marriage is time. [x]
Writing in my brain: Beautiful flowing sentences full of powerful phrases and enigmatically witty dialogue.
Writing on the page: They did the thing and said some stuff. There was snark.
You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.
If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”
On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.
The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.
There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?
Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.
This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.
So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.
For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.❞
an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)
HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.
Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.
It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.
I will always reblog this. Always.
So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.
Okay, let me start off saying that I am both a huge Disney and Dreamworks fan. I buy the HTTYD figures and I went to Disney World for my honeymoon. I’m an animation geek and I do equally love both.
However, for a while I’ve been seeing some posts complaining about comparing Disney to Dreamworks and basically trying to ‘belittle one company” to make the other look better. Thing is, a lot of this “belittling” is really just pointing out the differences of animation details, character designs and other such things between the two companies and especially pointing out the flaws in Disney.
And yes, Frozen and ROTG get the most comparisons lately cause both movies involve a character making snow and ice. However, I do get that people are getting tired seeing the comparisons. Why does it matter?
Well, here’s the thing. The reason the Dreamworks fandom tries to point out the difference is that generally, unless it’s Disney, people tend to brush aside not just Dreamworks but other animation studios. Animated movies get tossed aside even if they’re daring to take more risks than Disney. I’ve seen people who don’t even bother going to see a Dreamworks film just because they don’t think Dreamworks can ever be as good as Disney, despite only seeing like two Dreamworks films (and often the films before HTTYD came out which was a game changer for Dreamworks.)
Critics generally are harsher on animation films that aren’t Disney. When ROTG came out lots of reviewers were picking apart the plot and saying it wasn’t worth seeing despite the ground breaking work Dreamworks did in the animation for it. Yet, Frozen was getting praised all over the place and even bragging how they were able to make every snowflake different when my husband who studies computers pointed out that ‘it’s relatively straightforward to make a unique snowflake generator program’.
But you know what, let’s put aside Dreamworks for a second and talk about another company, Blue Sky Studios. They’re still a young company and are still trying to get a foothold in the animation industry, thus why they’re relying on making another Ice Age movie and even a sequel to Rio to make money.
However, last year they created Epic - the first film for them with more of a fantasy focus and a more serious plot than they’ve had for the last few years. In Epic they created an interesting world, had POC characters including one being a Queen and there were some impressive designs and details in animation.
But box office wise it did worse than ROTG. The critics were being extra harsh on its plot holes and I will admit it’s not a perfect movie. However, here’s the unfortunate truth: had it been labeled a Disney movie, the critics would have been brushing aside any plot problems and likely lauding it with praise for its animation and characters. And yes it had just as many solid female main characters as Frozen did.
Frozen has at least as many plot holes as Epic and yet Frozen is the movie being called revolutionary and the best Disney movie since the Lion King. (Yes, it had made more money but people seem to have forgotten about inflation in ticket prices and general expansion of the movie-going population since 1994 - but that’s another rant.) Both of these movies should have done well and we should be seeing a sequel planned for both but we won’t.
The Disney brand name lets an animation movie get an instant pass. Now Disney has been around a long time and they have created excellent movies that deserve that praise. However, it bothers animation fans that now it seems like they don’t have to step up their game, but rather can do a movie with as many flaws as a smaller studio’s film and get far more praise. Even when Disney creates a critical flop, like Planes, they still make more than their budget back while we will be lucky to see a sequel to ROTG which has a dedicated fanbase for it.
It was revealed recently that while voting for the best animation film in the Oscars, some voters either didn’t care or just voted for Frozen without bothering to see the other animation films, which included Despicable Me 2, The Croods (which was critically acclaimed and a huge box office success) and a charming French-Belgian film called Ernest & Celestine. These films weren’t even given a chance because a number of voters just went for the Disney brand name.
So, my point? Yes, I get that people don’t like the flaws of their favorite company being repeatedly shoved in their faces. However, the reason this is happening is to make people realize other animation studios should be given a chance. People need to at least be as critical of Disney as they are of other animation studios - otherwise it’s not just being fair to either of them.
I mean, how fair is it to win just because of a brand name alone?
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Omg this 100000%% accurate