The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Citizens of Paris! Frollo has persecuted our people, ransacked our city. And now he has declared war on Notre Dame herself! Will we allow it?
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Citizens of Paris! Frollo has persecuted our people, ransacked our city. And now he has declared war on Notre Dame herself! Will we allow it?
when someone says “ten years ago” I think about the 90’s not 2003
Anonymous asked: Isn´t it a lil pathetic to fangirl and tumblr in your age, I mean you have a kid and stuff. Seriously old peeps should leave tumblr!
I´m not gonna answer that, I´m not!
She freezes as she reads the anon message.
Are they right? Is she too old?
She had known this day would ultimately come, known that one day, she would no longer be allowed to enjoy the things around her, or use the internet anymore other than to send work emails, but she had hoped that day was still far off.
True, she did have a child. Perhaps that should have been her first clue. After all, becoming a mother goes hand-in-hand with dedicating your life to clipping coupons and driving carpools. And with all of that, who has time to enjoy good acting, or a wonderful story-line, or art?
She looks down at her hands sadly. The anon is right. She is now an “old peep”. She should be ashamed of herself.
She sheds one single tear and shuts off her computer. She then unplugs it and carries it to the trash. Her place is no longer among young persons. Her child is asleep upstairs for the night. The house is quiet and dark. She grabs her child’s purple crayola marker and writes “old peep” across her forehead, then moves to her living room, turns the tv on, and changes the channel to the news.
Yes. This is where she belongs now. Tomorrow she will make sure to throw away all of her young person clothes and buy ugly beige sweaters and ruffled white blouses. She will give away her pathetic collection of fantasy books the local library, and throw away the autographed photo she got from her favorite actor two years ago. These are not things she is allowed to have anymore.
She begins her life as an old peep, sitting in the dark, watching the news, thinking about taxes and diapers, grateful to the anon who pointed out the error of her ways.
I love you
Another old peep
I (soon to be 47, 2 kids) salute you rosietwiggs and thank you for showing me the right path!
I am 51, probably one of the oldest peeps around here… I am truly ashamed of my behaviour, what was I thinking!!! I am going to put my reading glasses on, start knitting a pair of socks and grumble about the young generations and how things were so much better before…
Are you kidding? I’ve got you all beat - by a lot!
I’ve also got more money than you & better insurance, you arrogant little nonnie creaton! *rams your cheap ass little car with my big luxury SUV - over and over* Oh - you’re too young to remember Fried Green Tomatoes? I may be old, but I can tumblr with the best of them ;)
This old peep (46, 2 kids) watches my favorite shows on A REALLY BIG EXPENSIVE SCREEN and then strolls into the BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED YARD of our ISLAND HOME on 5 ACRES to sip EXQUISITE WINE and watch the hired hands stuff the squirming bodies of rude tumblr teenagers into the WICKER MAN. TONIGHT THE BURNING.
Some of the old fandom peeps are your bosses or work mentors.
Just think, when you come into my office on my lunch hour and I’m reading on my phone or my tablet, I may be evaluating my homeowner’s policy like a Real Adult (TM) but I’m probably enjoying some raunchy Omegaverse porn.
Reading porn while looking respectable is one of my favorite things to do.
Oh damnit. I started on tumblr in my 40s. What will become of me?
also, lol at creeps who tell other people when/if they should spawn. that ain’t a disgusting sense of entitlement or nothing.
"…another world, just like ours, but slightly different. Populated by slightly different versions of ourselves."
I’m watching this show for the first time! Can’t wai till I get to the alternate realities!
You are one of the best US-SJ people on tumblr I have ever read, very mindful of the differences in the concept of “White” in different counties and I am really need your advice on this problem,…
Reblogging again for the comments.
Way to ruin the moment, IsabelaBut actually, she wasn’t ruining it. You see, this was Isabelas awkward way of telling Hawke that she considers her family. She deflects her feelings with sarcasm and humor, but if you’re seeing this dialogue, it’s because Hawke has earned her trust, her admiration, and yes, even her love. And IF you understand that about Isabela, she doesn’t ruin the moment,she makes it.
Crais: There is much in life that is unfair. We are all proof of that.
TV Show Meme
5 TV Shows (3/5)
Astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) is inadvertently sucked through a wormhole and spat out in a distant part of the galaxy. He is promptly dragged aboard the living ship Moya, whose compliment of prisoners have broken free and are in the act of escaping their despotic jailers, a militaristic organisation known as Peacekeepers. On the run and totally out of his depth, Crichton navigates the quagmire of bizarre and frequently dangerous alien society in an arduous search for a way home.
Oh Farscape, how do I love thee? Enough to rewatch the entire series four times in a row (and my hunger is still not satiated - I will be back for more, oh yes). Those who know me know I’m not very patriotic, but this show, filmed in Australia with a largely Australian crew and (besides Browder) an ENTIRELY Aussie (or Kiwi) regular/recurring cast, it’s enough to make me very, very proud. It’s the cream of the crop, embracing a truly wacky challenge to create outlandish characters and scenarios with absolute uninhibited delight. It’s creativity unshackled, and the result is a freakish, unpredictable, hilarious and heart-breaking work of genius, both a visual triumph and a narrative juggernaut. It’s not a friendly universe we live in, and Farscape is refreshingly lacking in binary oppositions. The good guys are deeply flawed, even morally questionable, regularly stuck trying to find the least reprehensible choice in ambiguous situations (and not always succeeding). Antagonists range from bad to worse, and however awful one villain is, there’s always a bigger fish, and always a logical - or even honourable - reason behind the terrible things they do. The lines between good and evil are blurry enough that just about everyone is the anti-hero of their own story, and absolutely nothing in life is free.
Naturally, this makes things very interesting, and ironically enough, this surrealistic scifi jaunt - chock-full of complex alien life forms - is home to some of the most realistically ‘human’ behaviour to grace my television. Farscape is not shy about representing the ugly sides of its characters, particularly the selfishness which pervades almost everyone. Moya’s ragtag crew of escapees all have different goals and are under no obligation to be nice to each other, and it is a hard-won victory to break down the barriers and become a family of shipmates instead of a messy bunch of incompatible species hanging together out of necessity. They are successfully lovable, not in spite of their flaws, but INCLUDING their flaws. It’s part of what makes them fascinating, and what facilitates long, thrilling journeys into character development. Former Peacekeeper Aeryn (Claudia Black) is not heartless, just born of an emotionally repressed culture. D’Argo (Anthony Simcoe) is hot-tempered, but sensitive. Zhaan (Virginia Hey) is as dangerous as she is peaceful, Stark (Paul Goddard) is unstable but not at all insane, and Scorpius (Wayne Pygram)? Scorpius is unique in the universe, and unique is always valuable (and by the Goddess, I just realised Crichton quotes Scorpius while talking about Kentucky Fried Chicken).
Speaking of unique, well, that’s Farscape. By the time the puppet starts peeing nitro, it’s abundantly clear that this is a show in a league of its own. Hezmana, the simple fact that it’s a show with a pair of puppets in the main cast is one thing, the fact that you’ll soon stop seeing them as puppets and start seeing them as fully-fledged gut-wrenching characters in their own right is another thing entirely. There’s a character who exists entirely within the mind of another, which is predominantly a source of outrageous comedy - except when it’s a fierce stab in the heart instead. That’s Farscape too: mood whiplash supreme, tears of laughter over the fantastic absurdity of the latest mindfrell episode one moment, and the next, horrified gaping at the screen as Crichton sobs on the ground over the inescapable cruelty of it all. It’s irreverant, it’s crazy, it’s immensely intelligent, and it drags you in and makes you care so damn much that by the time you realise how dark and deadly serious the situation has become, there’s no turning back. In spite of how often science fiction is able to invent loopholes to get away with not-really killing off characters, Farscape has a rude tendency to knock them off for real, and in scenes of grand, painful beauty which speak to the glorious artistry underpinning a show that - however outlandish - knows precisely what it’s doing.
Ultimately, Farscape scores points for just about everything. It builds vast, imaginative worlds and cultures, from political systems to alien cursewords. It ties together astonishing continuity links, delivers shock twists and revelations. It’s full of poignant social commentary, all the gutsy storylines that tv shows are normally too timid to tackle, with powerful, long-lasting impact on the characters and their tales. There are bountiful, wonderous female characters, and representations of sex and sexuality as fluid and unconfined to heteronormative ideals without being framed as scandalous (and what a refreshing feat that is!). It even manages to take the old cliche of ‘hot lead male gets with hot lead female’ and make it a tremendously compelling narrative, leaving behind the insultingly dull ‘will they/won’t they?’ ploy (because everyone knows they will) and instead focusing on the journey of a relationship between two people from opposite ends of the galaxy who are not only adjusting to each other, but to a whole new perspective on their place in the universe. Indeed, on the long list of incredibly remarkable things Farscape has to offer, the detailed dynamics of its relationships ranks very highly. It’s not just the way the rest of the cast relates to the lead character, nor does the focus sit specifically on friends, enemies, and paramours. Farscape digs into the complexity of every interaction, between everyone, distant or intimate, happy or hateful, healthy or dangerous (months ago I posted a top twenty favourite Farscape relationships, but I ‘shortlisted’ a whopping 35, and I know for a fact that I could make that a top fifty without effort). And that’s why the show had a propensity for playing its big two-or-three part action extravaganzas prior to the very end of a season, saving the finales for quiet, introspective character pieces, often melancholy deliberations on the emotional fallout of the lives Moya sheltered. Because in the end, (to quote Ben Browder himself): “Farscape is a story about family. It’s a story about creating life in a harsh environment.” And that’s why, no matter how weird the universe gets, this is a show that always manages to hit home.
Game of Thrones meme - two ships - [2/2] - Daenerys x Jorah
"I protected you. I fought for you. Killed for you."
I wish they had let Lex stick with this motivation. Lex’s reasons to be ‘evil’ changed every few seasons or so, but Lex the Well-Intentioned Extremist believing he’s doing the right thing because he’s the only one capable to protect the world from various imminent threats is an infinitely more compelling antagonist than the Lex of the finale whose sole motivation to be the bad guy is “because Destiny said so”. I like my villains to have reasons for what they do. I want them to have strong beliefs, clear goals.
Same. Plus this stays truer to other incarnations of Lex for why he doesn’t like not only Superman, but also the Justice League in other incarnations. He sees them as being a major threat to the world, and constantly contemplates that if any of them go rogue they can kill or rule us all. And as he has the power, money, and influence to take actions why not do something? Which he is 100% right, because you do need to consider precautions when you have super-powered gods around. So him being worried about those affected by meteor rocks, ailens, etc in Smallville continuity s just as compelling for the very reason that he has a point.
Smallville should have kept this being his motivation. I love complex villains/anti-heroes whose actions are more complicated than ‘just because’.
I couldn’t agree more! I’m not an expert on any other incarnations of Luthor, but I know there are some versions of Lex who believe that Superman is dangerous because he undermines humanity’s potential, and people must be able to stand on their own feet without hoping that an alien demi-god will solve their problems. And Smallville’s Clark *is* dangerous. We’ve been shown repeatedly that all it takes is a little red Kryptonite for him to go off the rails. Not to mention other kinds of influence he’s vulnerable to (aliens, magic…). I may not agree with Lex’s methods and find his actions despicable, but I need to have some measure of respect for the Hero’s Main Antagonist (I don’t want to use the word “villain” because it’s too simplistic) if I am expected to care about their Epic Struggle at all. And the best way to make readers or viewers respect the anatagonist is to make them at least partially recognize the validity of his/her worldview.
In season 3 Lex says that Sageeth may be the true hero of the story, and this is exactly the kind of Lex I wanted to see. Not the Lex of the final episode who doesn’t have any kind of agency other than completely defining himself by Clark. Not the Lex of “Onyx” who is evil because he wants to be evil, no reasons needed. And definitely not the Lex of “Requiem” who is driven by nothing but petty revenge.
*Sigh* Sorry for the rant. I just have a lot of feelings about this subject. The show has been long over, and I am still upset over how they wasted their most complex character in favor of more simplicity and predictability.
I’m no expert on Lex Luthor myself, but I’ve seen all the shows from the animated universe of DC (including Superman: The Animated Series) and from their movies. His motives will differ depending on which version you go by (for example the animated series does have him believing Superman and the heroes are a threat but also that he feels Superman is taking away ‘his’ city from him and thus it’s more a ‘Only one man can be in charge of this town and it’s going to be me’ idea ), but for the most part it always stays to him feeling Superman is dangerous. And that one day he may go against humanity. Which is a scary thought, and why that reasoning for why he does things is great. I’m like you I don’t agree with his methods at all, but at least I understand the motivation.
And you’re right! Smallville’s Clark is dangerous when he’s on red Kryptonite (in general too Superman is deadly when he encounters Red Kryptonite) and we’ve seen that various times. There’s really no way Lex could just stand by with all the threats that exist in Smallville. I mean already the people should be cautious if you have people affected by meteors killing innocent people. So this really should have been the motivation: he sees the threats and has the means to stop them. Definitely better than ‘because he’s evil’ or wants revenge reasoning for sure.
No worries for the rant by the way! Believe me I have done it so many times with Smallville, because there was so much potential that the writers screwed up. :/ Lex being an example, and don’t even get me started on Clark in later seasons because I could go on forever. Ultimately the writers probably didn’t even consider Lex being back in the finale, and while I do love their talk, there really should have been an indication of Lex doing it all to protect the world.
I seem to be in the very small minority of people who didn’t like their talk in the finale.:) I felt that conversation diminished Lex as a character. I know many other Clark/Lex fans enjoyed it, though. From a shipper perspective, I kind of understand why they did.:) “I will always be your enemy, Clark!” Heh, sounds kind of romantic, in a fucked-up Luthorish way, almost like a marriage proposal.:) If it wasn’t so completely one-sided, I might have even been on board with that! As it is, though, I’m sad and dissapointed that Lex is shown in that scene as needing Clark to validate his entire existence. He’s content to be nothing but Clark’s shadow, the Villain to his Hero, whereas Clark himself is a well-rounded individual with goals, desires, dreams, and beliefs that have nothing to do with Lex. I don’t believe that this is the way Lex would define greatness. I don’t believe his life’s sole ambition is to oppose Clark because that would mean reflecting Clark’s glory instead of creating his own.
I totally agree with the rest of your points! Smallville is very rant- inspiring, isn’t it? Never have I seen a show more frustrating!:) And yet we still talk about it, years after it ended!
One of the few shows that I love for both the Pretty and the Plot.:)
You are one of the best US-SJ people on tumblr I have ever read, very mindful of the differences in the concept of “White” in different counties and I am really need your advice on this problem, if you are willing to give it, of cause.
A lot of spending…
A lot of great points here. As a non-American, I too noticed that Tumblr social justice discussions tend to be extremely US-centric, so it’s nice to see the problems that exist in the rest of the world acknowledged.
Fanfiction isn’t generally this is what I see happening in this book/on this show/in this movie.* You don’t need to keep telling us that that’s not what it’s about, or that’s not what we’re doing here. We know that, actually! You’re not doing it, that’s why we’re writing it.
I agree with everything here, except for the point about the shipping wars; unfortunately, fandom is still not above those. And I am not sure it will ever be. *sigh*
bioware: heard you talkin shit about our hats
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