And, given that it’s going to be cast pretty soon, I will have to keep them to myself. Or possibly suggest them to Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and hope our opinions match.
So this is Neil Gaiman responding to a question I asked him. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but he is basically my hero. The internet is a fantastic invention
friendly reminder that giving smokers shit is the same as fat shaming (◡‿◡✿)
The entire basis of second-hand smoke causing cancer is based around inaccurate and falsified studies done by the EPA and WHO in the mid-nineties. A federal court declared the EPA “deviated from acceptable scientific procedure” and the WHO study indicated no association between childhood exposure to second-hand smoke and increased risk of lung cancer, but published the study under the heading of “Passive Smoking Does Cause Lung Cancer, Do Not Let Them Fool You.”
Giving smokers shit is absolutely the same as fat shaming. Both are unhealthy behaviors that can ultimately harm a person. But they can only harm the person committing the behavior. Don’t cite bullshit health concerns just because you hate the smell of cigarettes.
I’m simultaneously happy that Sebastian Stan is in Winter Soldier and stuff because he is awesome but sad because the Hatter won’t be on Once anymore.
what she says: the new assassin’s creed game looks disappointing
what she means: i want to play as a female assassin, not four men. i want more development on the modern timeline. i want ubisoft to listen to the wishes of me and many other fans of the franchise, as opposed to shoving a regurgitated game with better freerunning and a nicer looking world down our throats.
The problem with designing games is the same as any other creative expression: you’re never going to please everyone. I have no problem with a female assassin, but there are other fans of the series who might not share that view. Personally, I would be happier if they did away with any part of the modern storyline altogether, since I believe that it’s the worst written and weakest part of all the games. I like the assassin’s creed games that already exist and have no problem with following a similar format in new locations and time periods. You have a right to your opinion but it’s unreasonable to expect Ubisoft to change to please you and fans like you when it is easier and cheaper for them to stay the course and please a similarly large number of fans
“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya
Bro she’s 17. Give her some credit. It’s not like she’s 10
Just started the 3rd season of BBC’s “Misfits.” What I find strange about British tv is that they seem completely fine to continue a show with completely new characters. The American equivalent would be something like Breaking Bad having a season where Walter and Jesse quit the meth business so now the show is about two random dudes who take over their niche. And then it’s just like that for 2 more seasons and then gets cancelled.
X-Men Days of Future Past: Power Piece - Clarice Furguson aka Blink
Know what would have made this character interesting and compelling to me? Lines. Seriously. This freaking movie had some many freaking problems. Chief among them is the dramatic lack of X-men in a FREAKING X-MEN MOVIE. They set up a cool team of resistance fighting mutants in a dystopian future and 90-95% of the film is following 3 dudes in 1973, 2 of which are ACTIVELY SUPPRESSING their mutant powers. Did you know Sunspot was part of the future mutant team? He’s the fire guy who has no lines and is never referred to by name. Now, I’m glad Bryan Singer is back and some of the character work was indeed compelling. But, if you’re going to have this many characters die horrible deaths, it helps make those deaths meaningful if they at least speak beforehand