Steven and the Stevens (not the episode)! (name from texaskingofthegeeks)
and everyone else!
Final part of a four part series! Individual links below!
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An illustration of the Queens from The Art of KLK Vol.1. Which is it, Amemiya, Yoneyama, Yoshinari? Maybe none of them, idk. The art style looks familiar but I don’t have time to compare.
EDIT: Illustrated by Akira Amemiya (雨宮 哲).
whats the meaning of life? son, its those little tiny pumpkins. the ones that are mad small. you know the ones i mean.
I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING FOR DAYS
It’s coming along through bits and pieces (as I am an amateur video editor and school is stinking so much right now) but ohhhh myyy goooooddd i’m going to both lose and regain my soul through this wonderful journey and I can’t stop talking about it. I will become a new woman after this for sure. This is my coming of age story
Japanese child actress Mana Ashida (little Mako) was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
My Neighbor Guillermo Del Toro.
If I don’t reblog this, assume I’m dead.
man, fuck the dark knight rises.
i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.
because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.
so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.
man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.
i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.
people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.
i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!
pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.
I gotta watch this again.
the best feeling in the world is when your teacher says “these essays/papers sucked” and getting yours back with a “nice work!” and a lil smiley bc success is so much sweeter when you know others have failed