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Sundry Sunday :: Comicon 2017.

6 Mar

It’s been a convention weekend. I have pictures, but they’re just of me and drift partner ’cause while I compliment the heck out of people I’m getting worse and worse at asking for their pictures. Whatever.

Thursday, in which drift partner pulled out her Red Lantern getup and I… went as Columbia from last fall’s Rocky Horror production on Fox. I couldn’t help myself. Finally a chance to be Columbia without booty shorts! Which are fine for other people, but not for me.

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(I will also brag: I spray-glittered the hat, hand-studded the bustier, and personally patched/drew on the back of the jacket [not seen in this picture] and the boots.)

Friday, we were blessed Princess Leia Organa and her gal pal Evaan Verlaine from the Princess Leia comics, which you should read if you haven’t.

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Saturday, drift partner was the fabulous Jillian Holtzmann and I was big ol’ robot Aida of SHIELD, circa 4.08 when she got shot and had science gloves.

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(Those science gloves, while definitely a first draft [I’d like to make them over, possibly from scratch], were a whole slew of fun modification adventures. And yes, there are tiny LED lights on there.)

And today, as before, Dany and Nym.

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Anyway, it was nice and Vincent D’Onofrio and Evangeline Lilly and Terry Dodson of aforementioned Leia comic and Kate Leth of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat are very nice. And we are now dead.

–your fangirl heroines.

 

Marvel Monday :: Lie for a Living [a Bobbi Morse fanmix]

23 Jan

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1. Run (Delta Rae)
“I wanna run to feel again, to be no one, to run under the stars of Orion, and all my life I’ve been burning by the dreams I’ve had, now I want to run, I want to run.”

2. Reckless (MS MR)
“Hunt or be hunted on the ground beneath the fuss, corrupt chemistry, that got the best of us. Want and be wanted on the ground beneath the fuss, cool complexity that got the best of us. There’s no one left to deceive, there’s nothing more to discuss.”

3. Runaway (Ryn Weaver)
“They tell me temper, temper, little lady, better bite that tongue, it is not becoming. My blood boils rapids to break the levy and let it keep on running, running. And maybe I’m crazy for claiming my freedom, for loving and leaving, I secretly hear them.”

4. Bad Things (Meiko)
You say that you want all of my love but let’s be honest, we don’t need all that. I like it better with no strings attached. Good girls do bad things sometimes but we get by with it.”

5. Generals (The Mynabirds)
“Calling all my generals, my daughters, my revolutionists, we got strength in numbers and they’re gon’ to pay.”

6. Instigators (Grace Potter)
“Shoulder to shoulder, we blow on the coals in the cold of our souls and we’re ready to fight. You, me, together we’re gonna be the instigators, revolution loves company, we are the revelators.”

7. Proud (Tegan and Sara)
“Freedom’s rough so we take our stand and fight for tomorrow. Finally we got something, something we can bring down the house with.”

8. Haunting (Halsey)
“‘Cause I’ve done some things that I can’t speak and I’ve tried to wash you away but you just won’t leave. So won’t you take a breath and dive in deep ’cause I came here so you’d come for me.”

9. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Zella Day)
“Lived forever, stripes of gold, took the living, reflect your face in every window. There’s nothing, to hold you down, it’s like no one, no one knows where you came from, it’s like no one, no one knows where you came from.”

10. Daughters (Lissie)
“We are the daughters, we are the damned and doomed. Give us your violence, we won’t be silent.”

11. White Flag (Joseph)
“I could surrender but I’d just be pretending, no I’d rather be dead than live a lie, burn the white flag, burn the white flag.”

12. You Can’t Outrun ‘Em (Jenny Lewis)
“And will your mama pull you through? I wouldn’t wish it on my enemy now that I am living proof that history repeats.”

13. Heroes and Songs (Brandi Carlile)
“Some rights and some wrongs, some heroes and songs are much better left unsolved. Between fiction and fact, Illusion and pact where we’ve been into what we’ve become.”

Lie for a Living at YouTube.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Television Tuesday :: 2016 and the No Trope Bingo cards

27 Dec

Ah, our old friends.

Disclaimer: I have watched maybe like… eight different shows this year because I literally can’t be bothered to undertake a lot of things that people tell me I should because I know they’ll fail me eventually and I’ll be sad.

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Bechdel fail: Agent Carter was again 100% on this, of course. (This season was far from perfect, but I’m still going to miss you, my Peggy my darling.) Agents of SHIELD‘s 2015 efforts put them above 90%, including a couple episodes that were just “smack the Bechdel test in the face,” so that’s pretty damn good; Game of Thrones also stepped it up this year, coming in around 70% I believe (the document I was keeping track in, very scientifically, got lost when I switched phones this week, oops). At least in my shows, this year did better at this than other categories.

disregarded logic: I mean, The Librarians always disregards logic. That’s kind of its thing. But again, I did not do too much screaming at my television going “THIS MAKES NO SENSE,” unlike years prior.

underused/invisible POC: Agent Carter… managed a whole one POC character this year, Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin), so that was still not great but one is at least better than none. Game of Thrones did not know what the hell to do with Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) this year, which was annoying, nor did it give the Sand Snakes a lot to do although what little they did was still, in my opinion, delicious. Penny Dreadful racebent Dr. Jekyll and Dracula, so that was kind of cool? And then meanwhile Agents of SHIELD ran a glorious parade of POC characters and killed two white guys, while Luke Cage was beautifully black all the time and deal with it if you don’t like it. I feel like statistically this is a decent picture of television at large. A lot of things not really succeeding, a few standing much farther out.

dead family manpain: the Tower of Joy, which only halfway counts. Dead daughters came up sometimes, but usually from women. I’ve managed to cut most of the dead family manpain out of my television life, I hope.

invisible lesbians: no, this year was just full of dead lesbians and Sapphic ladies, in outstanding number but mostly not on my own shows. Game of Thrones instead gave us Yara Gayjoy (let’s be real, probably more like Yara Female-Leaning-But-Pan-joy, but the pun is too good) and let her shine. Penny Dreadful had a Sapphic army. And all the women of SHIELD continue to be outstandingly queer together, though it goes unsaid, but it’s not like it’s been said and it’s not being shown. It’s just implicit and I have a lot of feelings about it (also, Jemma Simmons is in the narrative closet and I will passionately argue this point based on my own real life experience).

vicious female rivalry: the demon possessing Kate (Madison Davenport) and Kisa (Eiza Gonzalez) got pretty scrappy. But considering that the paradigm of this category is Cersei vs. Margaery, it’s not quite the same thing. Cersei (Lena Headey) did in fact get way too vicious on Margaery (Natalie Dormer) and I mourn but also, narratively, at least we finally got Feast for Crows Cersei.

ho-yay: there’s none I’m explicitly recalling, which means if there was any it at least wasn’t overall detrimental.

infectious diseases: thank the gods, no.

dead prostitutes: there was a passel of them on Preacher, but Tulip (Ruth Negga) made her opinions abundantly clear and that was sort of justice for them. On the other hand, Lily (Billie Piper) led the above-mentioned army of prostitutes who murdered men for abusing them, and though poor Justine (Jessica Barden) willfully went to her end, they took revenge and it was beautiful.

dead little girls: see above re: families. Again, nothing egregious, thank the gods.

sexualized violence: eh. There’s a fine fine line, which is always tread by television and film. Nothing egregious, but also could be avoided more.

Madonna/whore: there was a bit of a play with this with Margaery’s religious conversion, but it wasn’t narratively sanctioned so much as acknowledged as a game she was playing.

Oedipal undertones: Cersei’s always a little cesty with her family members, including baby Tommen (Dean Charles Chapman), but with Cersei it kind of just is what it is and you move on.

fridging: aside from the 10001 dead Sapphic women, many of whom I cannot speak to personally, and beloved Barb (Shanon Purser), poor Margaery passed, but I don’t know it was a traditional fridge; Vanessa (Eva Green) met her end but it was of her volition; Emily (Lucy Griffiths) was among the dead of Preacher but, eh, that was a whole town, it could be worse; Candace (Deborah Ayorinde) was more vaulted than fridged; but Lincoln Campbell (Luke Mitchell) died in a literal fire and took the corpse of Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) with him and that was justice.

gratuitous sex: I mean, nobody needed to see Grand Maester Pycelle all postcoitus but at least he died and it was also justice. A lot of sex scenes were awkward but not singularly space-fillers.

inappropriate male attention: as I cast disapproving eyes on Hive. As I cast disapproving eyes on anyone who ever looked at Nancy Wheeler, ever. As I cast disapproving eyes on Uncle Asshat Greyjoy. As I cast disapproving eyes on Dracula. Etc. This will be a problem for all eternity.

pedophilic Stockholm: mm, Sansa (Sophie Turner) basically told Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) to fuck off in the most ladylike way possible so that was satisfying.

infidelity: see also, the Tower of Joy. Etc.

custody battles: no, thank the gods.

conscious irresponsibility: Jesse (Dominic Cooper) was irresponsible, but he was also possessed, so that kind of makes up for it. Etc.

narrative neglect: see above re: Missandei, Grey Worm, and the Sand Snakes. That would be my largest complaint.

uneven f :: m ratio: technically, this is true basically everywhere. SHIELD‘s main/main supporting cast is fairly even, and Agent Carter‘s wasn’t bad; overall, more ladies, though.

narratively excused sociopathy: plenty of sociopaths but the narrative fully knew how they were sociopaths and said it.

love triangles: eh. Ehhhh.

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window dressing: mm, not in any particularly gratuitous circumsance.

narratively excused intolerance: see also: Preacher is set in a small town in Texas. It’s excused, but also it’s a picture of just that things are bad.

lack of POC: see above.

general male brooding: the only thing Lincoln Campbell did before he died, really.

lack of queer people: much much. I will observe that apparently Supergirl (which I’m still not watching, I admit) has done some cool coming-out stuff so that’s nice to hear.

narratively enforced gender policing: what of it I’ve seen has mostly been called out.

compulsive heteroeroticism: see also, romantic FitzSimmons. Jeepers.

crazy inbred hillbillies: none of those I’ve dealt with this year.

slut shaming: I’m sure there’s been but aside from the Margaery situation I’m blanking.

children as plot devices: Tommen is a plot device but honestly, that’s just how it is. Most of the kids this year were human props.

police brutality: requisite “I hate the Sokovia Accords and everything that comes from them even though a lot of it isn’t even on the TV shows” mention. Also, Luke Cage, but that was calling that out.

love interest syndrome: ah, my poor Jemma (Elizabeth Henstridge). It’ll be nice when this mess is over with. For example.

pseudo-incest: hm. I could have done without Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). That’s kind of in this category.

vaulting: see above re: Candace, for the biggest example.

gratuitous consequenceless substance abuse: mm, nah, I think there were pretty well consequences.

excused unwanted overtures: and most of these were unexcused, at least.

forgive your abusers: one interesting thing about the unfortunate Hive situation was, at least, Daisy’s (Chloe Bennet) stages of grief regarding her abuse, so that was the opposite of this… but then, this is another reason I’ll drag romantic FitzSimmons, though it’s obviously to a lesser degree. So.

compulsive motherhood: not really?

“don’t do the brave thing”: a fair amount of “I am doing a brave thing but you should not because you don’t deserve to get hurt,” which isn’t the same.

(evil) white guy redemption arc: mm hey, remember how Grant Ward died twice?

narrative double standard: catchall because always, often in critical reactions.

women as plot devices: again. Sort of always.

narratively excused non-con: this year was much better.

past non-con as cheap plot device: also better.

I’m less angry this year, but I watched fewer things. So.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Marvel Monday :: on season 3 of Agents of SHIELD

23 May

So.  This is a list of our favorite things about Agents of SHIELD season 3, because this is an important list for us to make always.

5. Skimmons.
Honestly, we can sum it all up in “you can call me whatever you want.”  Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Jemma (Elizabeth Henstridge) continue to be wonderful, although their interactions are sparse.  But consider:

  • Daisy keeping the portal open for Jemma in 3.02 despite risking her own health and waiting until she saw Jemma was out to sit down
  • Daisy bringing Jemma daisies and telling her “do whatever you need to get better. We need you.”
  • The way Jemma’s pleased about getting Daisy’s name right and then later in that same conversation Daisy says “thank you Jemma”
  • Daisy hugging Jemma immediately upon Jemma’s return from being kidnapped by Nazis (again)
  • Jemma looking so emotional when she caught Daisy and Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) sexy-sparring
  • Jemma literally masterminding a mission to Romania in hopes of saving Daisy
  • Jemma and Daisy’s insanely fraught conversation in the penultimate episode

4. Language stuff.
Namely:

  • Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Melinda (Ming-Na Wen) doing the “I totally don’t speak your language, random person!” -> “completely comprehends and talks smack on the random in a different language” trick in Chinese
  • Joey (Juan Pablo Raba) and Elena (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) speaking Spanish together, and in some cases when non-Spanish speakers were in the room. I saw a lot of Spanish speakers being really excited about this on Twitter, and I know that Juan Pablo Raba mostly tweets in Spanish, so I’m sure that was really great for him to use his native lanugage.
  • Bobbi proceeding to get indignant that nobody else could apparently speak Russian, then reminding Daisy she could totally figure out a Cyrillic keyboard and calling her “sestra” later, to which Daisy replied “da”

3. My weird-ass sense of humor is here!
As I’ve said before, I have a very Tumblrish sense of humor, which not everyone (my dad) recognizes as a sense of humor at all.  It’s predicated on a few basic tenets, including humor about names and accents and language that isn’t bigoted, dry sarcasm, and things reminding me of other things.  Most of these happen sometimes, but I have never once in my life seen a television show make a name-related joke of my kind before but BOY HOWDY.

  • Hunter (Nick Blood) getting on Fitz’s (Iain de Caestecker) case for spelling it “Katelin,” which is definitely not one of the normal ways to spell that name (I verified this today by mentioning that spelling to someone with that name spelled otherwise and she made a face, so yes, it’s weird)
  • Hunter and his acquaintance having that conversation in extremely slangy British that was so thick it had to be subtitled
  • Hunter wearing camera glasses and hacking a computer because Daisy was telling him what to do, all the while Bobbi was just throwing mad shade
  • Coulson (Clark Gregg) letting Rosalind (Constance Zimmer) boss him around because he obviously missed Melinda bossing him around
  • This was only funny if you’ve seen Arrested Development, but when Lincoln started whining about how he was a MONSTERRRRRRRR all I could see was this clip of Buster Bluth with his hook-hand.

2. Ladies.
Well.

    • I’m still processing how I feel about Daisy’s arc this season (I don’t think it’s a particularly positive feeling), but some things I liked:
      • She has total control over her powers now and it is awesome. My favorite scenes were the one where she threw Hive all over the room, or when she saved her stepmom Rosalind (not really, but I thought of the joke and it made me laugh).
      • I like that she got her own team to work with, and I think that was really good for her. What we saw of them together involved her being a leader, which was pretty cool.
      • I like that she’s literally the fucking Avatar now and basically everyone exists to either keep her safe or do what she says. I hope all the people who hate her are very upset and stopped watching.
      • Also if Chloe doesn’t get any awards for the finale, so help me god.
    • Guess who has two thumbs and doesn’t believe in romantic FitzSimmons it’s THIS GIRL, so a large chunk of my feelings about Jemma’s scenes this season were uncomfortable embarrassment, but I still love her and she’s still brilliant and she’s still criminally underappreciated both in canon and on the internet.
    • Melinda continues to be a character whose most memorable moments are still largely with others, acting and reacting, so here:
      • The episode with her dad giving interesting, non-tragic backstory elements
      • Teaming up with Hunter and being much better at her job than him (and then kicking all those guys’ asses)
      • Teaming up with Bobbi and having meaningful conversations with her and kicking asses in tandem
      • Teaming up with Jemma to do things at the base and sharing some of their intense guilt and having conversations that were painful but cathartic
      • That emotional conversation she had with Daisy in the finale

 

  • Bobbi Morse come back to us.  I literally cried during her exit scene, literal tears that made my dad look at me funny, but I just love her so much and miss her and I could (and will eventually) write an essay about her batons and the way she sciences but is too restless for the lab and the fact that Mack called her brain weird and she knows a billion languages and she has no time for bullshit and she had a small but visible recovery arc and I just need her back yesterday.
  • I’m not even sure if we were actually supposed to like Rosalind or if I just have hilariously dramatic reactions to scary mean women with short hair, but I kind of loved her. Coulson became instantly bearable in every scene with her! And she was so morally ambiguous and interesting! Also everyone else’s reactions to her as the evil stepmom were weirdly hilarious to me. (I also started watching unREAL after she died, which I highly recommend, because it’s basically the same character.)
  • I want Elena to stay forever and ever and be second-best friends with Daisy (because Jemma has to be first-best it’s important) and make fun of everyone in Spanish with Joey and I guess she and Mack can date that’s okay. I love her.
  • We had really intensely strong feelings about Agent Piper (Briana Venksus) despite her only being in one episode.  She was clearly important and her first name is obviously Tegan.

 

1. Grant Ward dies twice.
I have been waiting for 966 days (I haven’t been counting, just did the math online) for Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) to die and/or leave the show. The midseason finale cruelly dangled this in front of my face by killing him, and then had his body get possessed by an Inhuman. So close. But I knew he would die for real, and I waited. And then I made a cake.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Sundry Sunday :: Emerald City Comicon 2016

10 Apr

Friends, this is the longest I’ve been away from my blog… ever.  Convention was 4 days this year (and the night before was spent heavily preparing) and things got away with me, so in the interest of keeping this somewhat quick I will just post our group’s pictures.

Thursday, wherein drift partner and I were Gogo Tomago and Honey Lemon and our other friend was Maria Hill!

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Acquisitions/mods, and the disc is her doing (a painted frisbee).

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The purse is by other friend and the rest was acquisitions and already-haves (the sweater is that) and also those heels are in fact like 4 inches tall and destruction.  Thursday was the short day and we did this then for a reason.

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Sewn by her.

Friday, in which friend, not pictured, repeated her Orange Lantern costume and drift partner and I were Isabelle Hartley and Victoria Hand because look how alive.

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Acquisitions.  Look at that awesome rubber knife she found ’cause Isabelle doesn’t like guns.

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Acquisitions and already-haves (the purple blouse is the latter).  The pink bits are extensions that are separately pinned in.  Also, that lipstick shade is called As You Want Victoria.

Saturday, in which friend was Rey (and how do we not have pictures? It is a mystery) and we were Nymeria Sand and Daenerys Targaryen once again, this time with modifications.

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This one was overhauled.  Notable updates include the belts and the buckles (hand-done by myself with clay and paint).

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Modifications include the wig (extensions were sewn in for braids) and the ring (because now that there’s been a notable closeup I felt compelled).

Sunday, today, wherein friend was Bucky, drift partner was Natasha, and I was undercover-at-Hydra Bobbi.

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A new tactical suit for Natasha! Also a new wig.

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So.  I have low-key been actually teaching myself escrima moves over the last few months.  My batons are actual practice batons (foam, but they’d hurt if I hit you properly with them), although I added the caps with foam and duct tape (they also have taser jewels on the tops).  The boots and jeans were already had, the tank top was acquired, the jacket was one I already had that we sewed the leather onto, and the wig is the same one I used above for Victoria and at Halloween for Wanda.  And I’m really freaking proud of this one, guys.  There’s also a baton holster on my back, not that you can see it here.

Con notes: childhood heroes (Christy Carlson Romano of Even Stevens, Linda Ballantyne [who is not Emily Ice Tits, but was Sailor Moon in the latter seasons] and Susan Roman of the original Sailor Moon dub) were wonderful, Nathan Fillion was a sweetheart, Elden Henson was also a sweetheart.  Other people were charming, though I know less about them and feel less qualified to comment.  Fun was had, many a thing was purchased.  All the usual goodies.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Marvel Monday :: 33 Reasons [a Kara Lynn Palamas fanmix]

4 Jan

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1. Numb (Oh Land)
She got a local anesthetic and the light fainted, she heard the siren calls from the shadowy side.  She built a house in the darkness as the light fainted In an open country and her heart was numb.

2. Silent My Song (Lykke Li)
And you seek pain like it is pleasure, like a work of art.  When I’m your painting, I’m your treasure, purest of them all.  And call it love or call it murder, kill me quietly.  Close the door and take it further, where no man has been.

3. Beautiful Monster (Sky-Pony)
If you hurt me, I will hurt you even more to show you how strong I feel.  If you desert me, I will cut you to the core ’cause baby my love is real for you, it’s true.  I am your beautiful monster, boy, build me a dollhouse and I’ll be your toy.

4. Mrs. Potato Head (Melanie Martinez)
Does a new face come with a warranty?  Will a pretty face make it better?

5. Painted (MS MR)
Monday is January, Friday is December; the calendar means nothing, when you can’t remember who you are, who you are, losing hope, not sure what to believe, if the lost ever knew broke where you’ve been.  It’s getting old loving everyone else, more than you love yourself.

6. Control (Halsey)
I’m well acquainted with villains that live in my bed. They beg me to write them so they’ll never die when I’m dead.  And I’ve grown familiar with villains that live in my headThey beg me to write them so I’ll never die when I’m dead.

7. Hunting Man (Hayley Kiyoko)
Oh I know I was blind ‘cause I made you mine, stop wanting me, stop wanting me for favorsAnd oh-oh we don’t talk and no-oh you can not play me all you want, I’m no game.

8. Bury It (CHVRCHES)
Reaching, reaching for, reaching for my resistance.  Nobody, nobody, nobody sees it at a distance.  And I am catchin’ up and I am seein’ red, how about I throw my way and raise it overhead?

9. No One Can Save You (Elle King)
And I try to build you up but you just fall, you just fall, and I can’t save you no more, no I can’t save you from yourself, no one can save you, no one can save you from yourself.

10. Chewing Gum (Bitter Ruin)
There’s a little piece of you tangled in my hair.  Get it out, get it out, get it out, get it out, get it out, I don’t want it there.  There’s a little piece of you clawing at my ribcage.  Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out, it needs to be saved.  Hell no.  Mother you’re wrong, that fucker’s not gone.

11. Scab and Plaster (Marina and the Diamonds)
I’ve lost, I’ve lost my confidence, I found my self-belief and in a cup of loneliness I sailed a thousand seas.  You tell me what to say and wear, you say that it’s because you careBut I prefer to be alone than live a life that’s not my own.

12. Scream My Name (Tove Lo)
Love it when I’m play pretending, when I can take bullets to the heart, fucking up my happy ending, but I can take bullets to the heart.

13. Synthetica (Metric)
We’re all the time confined to fit the mold but I won’t ever let them make a loser of my soul.  Hey, I’m not Synthetica, oh, I’ll keep the life that I’ve got, oh.

33 Reasons at 8tracks.

–your fangirl heroine.

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Sundry Sunday :: 10 gifts that 2015 gave me

3 Jan

10. Inside Out
I wound up seeing this twice, actually, and it was just a delight.  Psychology: the animated movie!  I’m all about that.  I’m also all about cartoons that aren’t cloying, and this definitely wasn’t.

9. Jupiter Ascending
This is glorious trash and that is all there is to it.

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
If this had come out earlier in the year it would be higher up on the list, but I haven’t had time to crest the wave of buzz yet.  I’ve seen it twice and loved the hell out of it both times.  I love the babies, I can definitely feel my five-year-old self’s adoration for Leia swelling again.  It’s not exactly an unpredictable film but it’s so pleasant.

7. Badlands
I didn’t actually review this album here, but I absolutely love it.  Evey single song is solid gold (although I admit that “Colors” makes me giggle now because of a tumblr post pertaining to SHIELD 3.05 and “Castle,” while being one of my favorite tracks, makes me giggle now because of the Huntsman trailer).  Also, Halsey seems like a super cool person.

6. Daredevil + Jessica Jones
So I haven’t actually finished Daredevil yet but we marathoned Jessica Jones for the new year and I am in love.  I mean, I’m in love with both of these shows.  They’re ~dark and gritty~ but I’m fine with that because they’re also compelling and mostly populated by characters that I actually give a damn about.  There are really important platonic (“platonic”) relationships and hetero romances that don’t annoy me and wonderful casts that do an A+ job and it’s just so important.  Also, blowback of trauma and pulling no punches regarding it.

5. After It All
I haven’t been pre-hyped for an album like I was for this in a very long time, and it holds up so well.

 

4. lady relationships in SHIELD
Not all of the discussion here is pertinent to 2015, and there’s more to it than was written in that pre-season 3 post, so let me add also: Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Jemma (Elizabeth Henstridge) are still so important and still love each other look they hugged again finally, Jemma and Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) are so important too watch Bobbi still be one of the only people Jemma can actually talk to about things watch Bobbi have such emotion in her eyes when she sees Jemma returned from her brief kidnapping, Bobbi and Melinda (Ming-Na Wen) are so important watch Melinda test Bobbi watch Bobbi support Melinda watch them be undercover together and kicking ass together and amazing together.  Etcetera.

3. Every Open Eye
What beauty this album is.  What perfection.

2. Agent Carter
Peggy has always been my girl because vintage, but she’s also this feminine but lethal powerhouse of danger and beauty and cunning and I have a lot of emotions.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
What a beautiful and important piece of cinema and I hope it is recognized for the masterpiece it is always.

–your fangirl heroine.

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