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The following is for Myriam who wanted me to post various useless pictures for her entertainment.

  1. my aquarium

  2. the motorcycle you would own once you can drive

  3. place in the world you would like to go to just to admire the landscape

  4. animal you find the most majestic


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+ your non-visual prompt: Kalinda Sharma and your thoughts on how she is portrayed in The Good Wife.

A can of worms you're opening there, my good friend.

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In less homicidal news, Jessica prompted: rambles about the creative writing process.

I just survived a post-grad degree in creative writing, which means I've come out of a year of being forced to write creatively to deadlines. You'd think this means I'd have some Wise Words to offer, BUT NO.

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howdy

i still owe this website an actual post but in the beantime as tommy pickles would say:


1) re: my last post

to the people who voted in favour of "shaking my head":Read more... )

to those who voted in favour of hate: god is with you.


2) since everyone is doing this meme that i created exactly 2 years and 4 months or so ago (recognise) i figured i might as well bring it full circle to remind us all who really runs this sorry crib. so with no further ado:

HOW THE FUCK DID WE BECOME FRIENDS? : the meme.

(operates as implied)


3) WHAT KIND OF SEAMLESSLY CONSTRUCTED ORCHESTRAL MELODIC BALLAD/ELECTRONIC DANCE HYBRID MASTERPIECE?


… IS IT TOO EARLY TO CALL SONG OF THE YEAR (anywhere)? BECAUSE.

when that bass dropped? reader, i birthed a fucking child.

tl;dr this band is the reason god invented pop music; nothing to see here.


((((P.S. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK NOT ONLY GOD BUT ALSO JESUS. TAKE ME TO CHURCH, YOUR FAVES WISH THEY COULD (BUT THEY CAN'T), &c.&c. """""""second best"""""""" vocalist my HAIrY SPLeEN. I WILL FIGHT YOU.))))

(would i get into a knife fight over this? probably.) #biases are serious business


k bye
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A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME FOR AN IMPORTANT POLL


[Poll #1974406][Poll #1974406]


Discuss.


P.S. Actual post happening some time in the magical future.
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... so, in case it wasn't already evident, the december ramble meme is on hold b/c real life got real. hoping to fill the rest of the prompts over the next month. in any case, they will be done.

WAS planning to get some more done before the end of the month but then made the mistake of watching the doctor who xmas special. and then... rewatching the rerun the following night. i do these things to myself. nonsensical episode, only relevant part was the last five minutes. i will be ready to talk about it when i'm dead.

... i did, however, finally manage to mainline love potential and liveblog it as requested by jessica.Read more... )


hope everyone's xmas/last week was acceptable.
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Quickly quickly because PEOPLE INSIST ON EXISTING IRL:


I'm interpreting "gender fuckery" broadly fyi. It's not that the following characters TOTALLY UPEND gender norms but that certain elements of their presentation subvert what one usually would expect. In alphabetical order b/c that's the way I roll:


1) Buffy motherfucking Summers, a.k.a. the thing monsters have nightmares about. For being completely conventionally feminine and simultaneously a warrior woman. I know we all hate Joss and that he is Problematic &c. &c. but still, Buffy Summers exists. Your typical "ditzy" Californian blonde who only cares about shopping and gossiping about boys, whom every other horror story would deem fit to be killed off for her femininity. I am all for unfeminine women on TV, I really am, but -- much like my undying love for Legally Blonde -- it means a lot to me that Buffy didn't have to be masculinised in order to be the hero of the story. Her strength was in silly womanly things like emotions. And regardless of how you feel about the finale being PROBLEMATIC, I think we should all agree that taking an axe to everything the Council of Patriarchs stood for was in itself to be endorsed.


2) Darla. Because of that motherfucking first episode of BtVS where she opens the show in a Catholic schoolgirl uniform which, of course, she uses to lure the innocent male prey. When it comes to using traditional femininity as a weapon in order to eat men Darla is the role model to which we should all aspire. I also have a lot of feelings about her more or less being the boss of the Fanged Four, about how she was really the one who sired Angel and groomed him to be the monster he became (similar to Dru siring and grooming Spike -- lots of monstrous mothers in this verse). Behind every great man is an even greater woman, or so they say. (And yes, I am aware of how the horrific maternal plot over on AtS made Darla the expected sacrificial woman, but this is a happy post.)


3) Eowyn of Rohan. FORMATIVE BITCH. Fearless mofo who dressed herself up in dudes' clothes and went to fight for Minas Tirith in defiance of the gilded cage her family would rather have kept her in. (Some Mulan bullshit right there btw.) And when Witch-King dude got in her way and boasted that no living man could defeat him, Eowyn pulled off her helmet and said BOW DOWN BITCH FOR I AM NO MAN (#hairflip). Word.


4) Kara Thrace. Because gender-swapping the original BSG series' beer-sculling, cussing, womanising, thrill-seeking ~bad boy~ character was a stroke of fabulous. As opposed to 1) and 2) on this list, Kara was an emotional idiot. Her strengths lay mostly in the masculine space-battling domain -- she was pretty much the best fighter pilot in the fleet; meanwhile, her people skills left, er, something to be desired. She was a deep-feeling character, but she'd rather have a boxing match than talk about her feelings. (My woman.)


5) And I'm tentatively putting Katniss Everdeen here, too, after reading this article. (And no, we do not talk about the epilogue.) lbr Katniss's existence is also fuckery in a systemic sense in that it laughs at the idea that a woman-centric action movie franchise cannot sell.





I read the books/watched the movies a long, long time ago so bear with my memory. Random non-definitive FEELS:

  • CHILDHOOD.

  • PERFECT SERIES.

  • Formative bitch.

  • Neurotic drama queen with a temper = intro post.

  • Loved that she was defined/defined herself mostly by her brain.

  • BUT also loved that she was super emotional and idealistic. I remember reading some article somewhere about how Hermione Granger is such a rare important female character because she's "allowed to be both super intelligent and emotional". Well, I ::heart:: Hermione, but HAAAAAVE YOU MET ANNE SHIRLEY?

  • Although it wasn't a SUPER ANGSTY series, I liked how you could tell that Anne was kind of a sad and messed up person (at least at the start) in that she pretty much held herself together as a kid by escaping into her imagination. I understand you, Anne.

  • As a kid I liked that it was a hopeful story insofar as Anne started off as an unwanted misfit batted around from foster home to foster home but finally found a ~place to belong~ with Matthew and Marilla and so was able to come into her own. (LISTEN, THIS SERIES IS LIKE ONE OF TWO THINGS I LIKED AS A CHILD THAT DID NOT FUCK ME UP FOR LIFE. TELL NO ONE.)

  • Anne/Gilbert is the OTP. In fact, I am pretty sure they were the origins of my BEST FRIENDS WHO REGRETTABLY FALL IN LOVE kink. Though, they worked out in the end (thank God -- one Jo/Laurie is bad enough).

  • Speaking of which, I also always loved that Anne was such an emotional idiot. One of my fave parts of the book/movie is when Marilla tells her that she's so hung up on stories and fantasies that she can't recognise her attachment to real people. I FEEL DATZZZZ.

  • Yay @ Anne getting to see through her personal dreams and ambitions and get everything she wanted.

  • But also yay that her coming of age arc was in a lot of ways about fantasy v.s. reality and, I guess, learning how to make the two co-exist. As in, life does not always turn out the way you have planned, and sometimes the things you thought you wanted turn out not to be what you really want after all, and that can be cool too.

  • I like to think I could reread the series today and still feel exactly the same way.

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day 14: fave fucked up platonic relationships; for xx-pinkstar )
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04 | the ship that would ruin the characters parties if it happened



For day 8 of ramble month [livejournal.com profile] spuffy_noelle asked me to ramble about Cesare/Lucrezia. Thus I've decided to use this as an opportunity to fill another day of that wrong shipping meme wrought from the pits of hell. It's going in this slot now for reasons of trolling and being literal. LBR, I prefer that my ships actually do happen (not least because teh sex), so let's go with a relationship that DID go there but would probably have been better off not doing so.


business is business and business runs in the family )
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Doubling up again today because yesterday was devoted to watching Catching Fire and then being emotionally dead inside. With no further ado:


faith/wesley; for superkappa )


the vampire chronicles; for scorp )
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Note: Apologies to [livejournal.com profile] earnmysong for not being able to fill your first prompt -- I started writing and basically just got "TAYLOR TOWNSEND IS THE BEST THE END" and then my memory collapsed. /o\ Feel free to reprimand/spam with nostalgic things.


In no particular order and totally not exhaustive:


  1. The Anne of Green Gables movies. CHILDHOOD. With the exception of the third film, which we do not talk about. To be discussed further on another day.

  2. The Harry Potter movies. Gotta be on the list. I have watched virtually all of them 500 million times.

  3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Last movie series, I promise. Again, childhood. Orlando Bloom's luxurious locks. EOWYN OF ROHAN.

  4. 10 Things I Hate About You. [smashes into your house at 3 in the morning screaming] KAT STRATFORD EXISTS.

  5. Bonnie & Clyde. I'm convinced this story is responsible for 95% of my horrific choices in faves to this day. Amen.

  6. Interview with the Vampire. Look, I grew up on the Vampire Chronicles because such was my disturbed childhood, ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY CHOOSE ONE'S FORMATIVE INFLUENCES. And I still maintain this movie is the gold standard for "sympathetic blood-sucking protagonists". Vampire movies just aren't what they used to be. /grumble grumble

  7. Peter Pan. Fine, this is basically a list of "formative shit that fucked me up for life", SAY WHAT YOU WILL. And Peter/Wendy is the doomed ship to rule them all, don't look at me.

  8. Chicago. HE HAD IT COMING. Fave musical or fave musical? Fave musical. And beacon of aspirational misandry. #formative

  9. Legally Blonde. Actually the most empowering movie ever tbh.

  10. Mulan. No other Disney compares.

  11. Anastasia. IN THE END I WANNA BE STANDING AT THE BEGINNING WITH YOUUUUU. No further commentary necessary.

  12. The Silence of the Lambs. (lol @ my jump in genre) Well, because this list needs more serial killers having inappropriate sexual tension with protagonists.

  13. American Beauty. When I think back on this movie I actually find it terribly pretentious, but tbh that still doesn't erase the huge impact it had on me as a teenager.

  14. Black Swan. My fave headfuck in recent times. And I know the feminist commentary didn't work for anyone but it really struck a chord with me. Plus, dancing porn. I think it'll last the test of time (for me).

  15. Easy A. Okay, I only saw this recently, but it is literally everything I've ever wanted from a teen movie (that isn't 10 Things). The ultimate anti-slut shaming shutdown. Emma Stone is the perfect woman.



Now you tell me yours.
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And so we commence the December meme of meta!

Of course, what better way to start than with cat worship. For [livejournal.com profile] upupa_epops' prompt.





They're highly portable.






And more athletic than you.




Contrary to their haughty exteriors, they can bro it up with any species.




They're highly expressive.





Soft power is their jam.


Human: Listen to me.
Cat: No, listen to me.



They have musical inclinations (my brethren).




And an eye for fashion.






Noses.




They are objectively the best looking house pets and generally speaking one of the best looking species in existence. THEY ARE BETTER LOOKING THAN MOST HUMANS.




Some Vogue bullshit.

Obviously, my cat is the prettiest of them all.



Certainly, he is prettier than 99% of the dudes I know irl. Ugh, men are inferior.


THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GODDESS. YEAH, BITCH.





You will bow.


And finally

Sabrina the teenage witch owned one. Your argument is invalid.



Amen.


Now let's finish with a cat spam.














I rest my case.

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