The Things

…because people who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they’d never admit in normal conversation. It’s a way for people to be honest without telling the truth.

Chuck KlostermanKilling Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (via efidelity)

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Captain’s Log: Misguided Directions

Captain’s Log Regarding Last Tuesday.

Lo and Behold Subject 4!

Subject 4 is tall (how do I keep collecting tall people?)

Subject 4 and I were to meet at a cafe.

I arrive, frazzled after work. I order an iced tea and look around, Subject 4 has not arrived. Therefore I choose to sit outside in the courtyard.

I get a phone call, it is Subject 4! Who also happens to be lost.

Subject 4 has just moved there, and I don’t know the area. It was a fun experience to give directions to someone while neither of you know where they are.

Then, in the distance, could it be? It is! Subject 4 has appeared!

We end up hanging out for 2 hours talking about books, religion, being voice over actors, Dr Who, our families, and pocket watches.

It was a fun day.

I’m sad.

And I’m setting up a date on Sunday.

And my roommate is watching Princess Bride with a date in the living room.

And I was invited, but it makes me miss my dad too much.

And I’m thinking of all the people I miss

and i just want to cuddle up with someone while a watch a depressing movie and sob.

Captain’s Log: A Swimmingly Good Time

Captain’s Log: Regarding the 16th of March on the Earth year of 2014.

Last Sunday was so beautiful and nice I wanted to go swimming. I wanted to go swimming so very badly.

I tried to get a former roommate to go with me, yet she declined.

I thought I had a partner in crime when my roommate agreed. Therefore I waited (not so patiently) for her to get home from work. However, when she arrived, she looked exhausted, and the dreaded words fell from her lips, “I can’t go swimming, I need a nap.” I reluctantly agreed.

I then proceeded to complain to Subject 3, through the wonderful technology that composes text messaging.

Subject 3 asked if I was looking for company, which I then realized I was.

Third time’s a charm, apparently! (Haha, Subject 3, oh almost-puns).

While Subject 3 was making their way to my apartment, I became famished. Knowing Subject 3 is a vegetarian/vegan, I made some lunch hopefully delicious to all. I found out that day that tofu is not really the jam.

We (Subject 3, my roommate, and I) ate lunch, then we (Subject 3 and I) went to the pool.

It was really very cold.

And the hottub had guckies on the surface of the water. So we only dipped our feet in.

Then we lay in the sun, talking minimally, trying to become warm lizards.

Then it was definitely nap time, so we went back to the apartment and watched a movie: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It’s ridiculously amazingly not very good, and I absolutely love it.

My roommate and her friend joined us for the second, and most exciting, part of the movie.

Then my roommate suggested In-N-Out, to which Subject 3 groaned longingly. We all put on some shoes and walked to the eatery.

Then we all came back to the apartment, hung out, read tarot, and watched Cosmos.

It was a great day.

The next morning was weird, since both Subject 3 and my roommate’s friend ended up staying the night.

Subject 3 woke while I was getting ready for work, and I didn’t know what to do.

Do I escort Subject 3 out the front door? Walk them to their transportation device? Hug goodbye? What is the protocol here! I learned nothing of this in my Captain’s manuel!

I ended up following Subject 3 out of my room and sat drinking water while they put on their shoes. Then I awkwardly walked them out to their motorcycle. Then I stood awkwardly…when is a polite time to say bye? Maybe I should’ve left Subject 3 at the door.

Eventually there was a hug and pleasantries such as, “It was fun” and “thanks for hanging out.”

A great night turned into an awkward morning.

I just want to watch guys kissing sometimes.

Also, I was invited to a five-some..(What is the actual word for that?)

Life is interesting.



So they’re trying to pass a thing that makes fanfictions, fanart, fanpages, covers of songs, etc, etc ILLEGAL!!!

I figure tumblr is the best place to post this

We need 100,000 signatures by Wednesday and we only need less than 24,000 more!!





Captain’s Log: What a crazy random happenstance!

Subject 3. Oh my.

Well, we were supposed to meet in my hometown for dinner, but plans got all rearranged, so it was lunch! …and drinks…and a movie…and science.

And science, as most know, is my favorite.

Anywho (which turned into the word of the day), it was actually awesome.

I’ve decided that we are friends. :)

I was nervous so I talked…more than normal…and more stream of consciousness than normal. Whoops, and since we don’t know each other, he probably thinks that’s normal. Oh goodness.

Salads for lunch was awesome. He has a really cool job, and we talked about music. We went to the same high school and talked about math and people we knew.

I mentioned I was gonna take myself to a movie, and he replied, “we can do that, if you want.”

Holy moly, this was the realest, most stereotypical date ever.

The movie wasn’t for a while, and tickets were super cheap thanks to voucher codes!
We went next door for drinks. (omg drinks with a boy…what am I doing!?)

It was great. Made friends, saw my stepbrother’s girlfriend.

Then we went and saw 300 rise of an empire! (I have opinions I’ll put in another post.)

Then we walked around and sat on a bench and talked for a while. We now know what twilight vs dusk is! (DID YOU KNOW, there are 3 different twilights, and after each twilight phase there is a dusk?? I’m not explaining it well, you should look it up, it’s cool.)

Then we went our separate ways and proceeded to text until almost 2:30am. :)

This is just an overview, and it doesn’t capture all the little moments, I have refrained from specific first impressions and focused on the activities.

However, I am determined to hang out with him again.

(On that note, he’s coming over to swim today. eek!)

It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.

Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life

“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”

Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)


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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

— Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)