...omg hitchcock vanity fair YES
Vanity Fair’s 2008 ‘Hitchcock Hollywood Portfolio’
Lupita Nyong’o wins an Oscar for portraying a real life slave, and the first thing she did was thank Patsy for her inspiration.
Jared Leto wins an Oscar for portraying a trans woman, and doesn’t mention trans women at all.
I think the point makes itself.
Except the generalisation makes it a bit of a cop-out, doesn’t it? Sure, he probably meant well, but, by saying that he’s voicing support for “all human struggle” or some shit (which can’t exactly be disagreed with), he’s pretty much making the situation of the trans character into a metaphor ––which it isn’t. It’s a real fucking thing real men and women have to deal with. That’s the point. That, arguably, should have been the starting-point for his performance in the first place.
The beauty of Lupita’s speech was in its acknowledgement of the life and the struggle of Patsey as an individual. She acknowledges that this one woman’s struggles under the yoke of slavery were unique and uniquely matter––even if Patsey was “just” one out of however many thousands. Leto’s weak generalisation precisely denies his character comparable recognition of her own unique and particular life situation.
(via smileandeatcake)oscars Lupita Nyong’o 12 Years a Slave Jared Leto lgbtqa trans woman slightly problematic shit
howcanyousaytome-i-am-a-king said: I DID THIS TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT
OMG SOMEONE ELSE
tho seen as (i infer) this means that you have to cope with the phenomenal shittiness that is anxiety, I’m really sorry to hear that bc i would not fucking wis h that shit on anyone
it was a dumb idea, but…hey, at least being pissed is relatively fun, right? :D [AGGRESSIVELY MAKES THE MOST OF A MOSTLY-WASTED DAY*]
YES I was a terrible ball of procrastinating anxiety which was interesting (and I hope yours is as manageable as can be and things are okay!) BUT in my first year I lived right by the campus bar and therefore delicious cider was always within reach. My marks were… interesting that first year.
(Also in the summer, Narrative and Culture lectures [basically about the history of pamphlets/penny dreadful legends like Sawney Bean WHICH I LOVE] on Pimms were SUPREME fun.)
oh gawd “terrible ball of procrastinating anxiety” i fucking know that state so well im fucking laughing omg
and jfc it’s good to find other people who know what this stuff is like bc sometimes it gets kind of weird and u can start feeling like ur the only person in the world with the thing and then it’s rly bad
yeah my anxiety is as medicated as possible and like…most-of-the-way-to-manageable? or something. (bc it’s getting there slowly-but-surely sometimes I’m like “…DUDE this is going slowly when the fuck am i gonna be functional has anything even actually fucking even improved”…but then i think of this time a year ago when i literally couldn’t read a book or even an article and I’m like “…..oh. well fuck me it actually has”)
and ok no I’m snickering about that account of your first year…(pLUS YES HOW NICE IS CIDER OMG)overreactive brain chemistry can u not anxiety depression alcohol for ts howcanyousaytome-i-am-a-king replies
White: Symbolic of purity…
‘Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.’
sometimes these things are just bullshit, but…that…that’s pretty fucking on the money
(except “purples” as a collective noun did u really have to do that dear god)
(Source: spiritualseeker)purple personal alliteration ........SHUT UP THAT WAS FUNNY