If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.
We made a mess (x )
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
It would be awesome if the next Captain America had Bucky joining up with Steve, Natasha, and Sam to save the world. At the end of it all, there is Bucky and Steve standing in the middle of all that destruction and Steve holds up a fist.
Bucky: “What’s that?”
Steve: “Something they do these days called a ‘fist bump’.”
Bucky: “So I just… bump my fist against yours?”
Steve: “That’s the idea.”
They fist bump.
Bucky: “I don’t get it.”
Steve: “Neither do I.”
Bucky: “Kids these days.”
Things I need.
OKAY BUT THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE ABOUT TO HOLD HANDS AND I CANNOT.
this fucking cast they actually put the names of their characters on their chairs when they were casting AND EVANS HAS DUMBBELLS ON HIS CHAIR this is fucking if this isn’t proof that marvel grows their actors on fucking trees on a farm idek what is.
Q:See! That's wha tI mean. When I heard he was going to be Kahn I said "Nonono. The are re-doing the second pilot!" (Which would have made a better movie IMHO) But nope. He's playing Kahn. The Enterprise has always supposed to be a multi-racial, muti-culrtral ship and the more I go back and rewatch TOS, the more I get disappointed at what is happening to my beloved Trek. I didn't notice it so much in Trek '09. (I was to busy screaming SSTAARRR TTTTRRREEEKKK) But I did in this last movie.
I’m fairly certain I can speak for the majority of us here when I say I completely agree (but please, feel free to speak up if you don’t!) - I think most of us were pretty blindsided by the fact that this is NEW STAR TREK and didn’t notice how problematic aspects of it were until afterwards.
It took about a dozen rewatches of 09 for me to really notice that the plot was full of more holes than swiss cheese - and not even in the amusing way that some Trek episodes are, where you can facepalm at how the tiniest bit of logic makes the entire thing fall apart; because unlike random episodes of TOS or Next Gen the new movies are supposed to be a gateway for new fans into our beloved universe!
That’s the thing that rankles me the most. Sure the older series could be problematic at times, but when something made in 2013 is worse than something made in 1966 then we have a problem!
Having a crew of mixed race with one or two female characters just isn’t revolutionary like it was in the 60s!
To present a stereotypical summer sci-fi blockbuster that fails to push even a single boundary (other than people’s tolerance for lens flare) as new Star Trek is just appalling in my opinion …
The worst part is that I really, really want to like it! The actors are fantastic. The budget is huge, so it looks wonderful.
But when I leave the cinema and the rush of excitement and adrenaline fades and I realise that hang on, did they seriously whitewash Khan and present the only other named female character other than Uhura as a love interest in her underwear, then I find it really hard not to get annoyed and lose absolutely all faith I may have had that the people currently in charge even understand what Star Trek is.
The Valkyrie Directive and sheereleganceinitssimplicity discuss gender in Star Trek
Sometime last year (it’s been so long I literally can’t even remember exactly which month it was) sheereleganceinitssimplicity (which I’ve shortened to sheerelegance in the chat for ease of reading) and I had a nice long chat about gender in Star Trek.
Specifically, we talked about the various Trek characters who were or could/should have been interpreted as genderfluid, androgynous and/or outside of the gender binary in some way.
This included: the Vissians from the Enterprise episode ‘Cogenitor’, Dax/the Trill, Odo/the Founders, the androgynous J’naii from the TNG episode ‘The Outcast’, and Voyager's EMH.
Now this chat was by no means comprehensive, so I’d really love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this, because it’s such an interesting, meaty topic and I think we could really get a lot of discussion out of it. :)
But I’m getting ahead of myself! Read the chat first, then we can talk. ;)
Oh, I forgot to mention. If you want to see some of the most superb acting I’ve ever seen and have your heart absolutely wrenched out (but in the best possible way) in some of the goddamn best television I’ve ever seen, then you should totally watch the second season of Endeavour (after seeing the first if you haven’t).
Monster Date Problems 1 ~ 8
Comics I’ve been making for my college newspaper. The one getting laid left and right is Jim, and the loner is Marcus.
Part 2: MDP 9-10
Part 3: MDP 11-12
Part 4: MDP 13-14
Part 5: MDP 15
Oh gosh I love this!
Because I like cute monster girls, but also hilariously realistic monster girls.
UGH I LOVE THESE SO MUCH.